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Roar Nets January 22nd to 24th 2023

Report for Week beginning 22 January 2023
ANZO Eu Zoom Meeting info on 31 January at 0830Z 0930Z at end of page

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 202
3 January 21, 2000z
From Joe AF1E
No Report Received

0700z - 0730z Digital Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Nick G4HCK, John ZL2JPM, Phil VK2MCB and I were present.
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,135 + 5-10KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 54-5 and gave me 54-7
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 58-9

0800z - 0900z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 57
John ZL2JPM was 56 and gave me 55-7
Peter VK3KCD was 55 and gave me 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 43 and gave me 43-54
Nick G4HCK was 54 and gave me the same
Jacques F4FCW was 54 and gave me 55
Raul EA4FLS (visitor) was 55 and gave me 57 at 0829z
Bob G3SZF was 33 and gave me 57
Phil F5FCH was 55 and gave me 58-9
I went QRT at 0850z


0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and joined by:
G3JJR John
G7OAI John
G4LXD Bill
PA3AHC Malcolm
Conditions and reports were difficult around UK, but it was good to have Malclm join us again at the start. Bob reported joining the earlier 20m net but again conditions were not the best but improved later. Otherwise the poor conditions, QRM and difficulties with the SDR made for a rather disjointed net. Better luck next week! 73s to Brian and other listeners.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
IPP ROAR called the meeting to order at 2030Z.
There were 20 check ins including:-
Sonny KS0NNY
Joe AF1E
Dixon KC5PL
Peter WA6LBY
Craig KL7H
Edde N7EDD
Sanford N7PIB
Noel NM5AB
Dale K9SK
George K9ZSJ
Howie K2TWL
Bill KC4D
Nate N8TE
Phil N9HWO
Penelope K6FLY
Many suggestions were given to Penelope W6FLY on how to cut holes in her Mercedes Benz for the purpose of mounting mobile antennas: from Green Lee hole punches to an oxy acetylene cutting torch. The group settled on a well grounded mag mount.
On the practical front Joe AF1E made reference to an antenna switch that would disconnect antennas in case of a lightning storm approach.
Club activities, projects and anniversaries were reported.
Much of the discussion was on the topic of increasing the benefit of ROAR Membership. This led to ways of increasing the active member numbers. To do so there is a need to clarify the reason. for our existence as a fellowship.
Due to prior commitments of some of the radio active members it was decided that the radio net would not meet. We agreed to explore other times and frequencies for the net to meet.
A longer meeting but some serious discussion was shared.
Ed closed the meeting at 2214Z

0800z - 0830z Tuesday January 24th EUR net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz

From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 58 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 56
Malcolm PA3AHC was 54-5 and gave me 56
Nick G4HCK was 54 and gave me 53-4
John ZL2JPM asked me to QSY to 18.120 where he was 57 and gave me 59
I was then called by Mick JS1KSU who was 57-8 and gave me 59. Mick was holidaying in Okinawa island (JA6) and remoting into his station at home.
I went QRT at 0840z


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