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Roar Nets January 8th to 10th 2023

Report for Week beginning 8 January 2023
Please note the following suggested changes to sched times:

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2023 January 7, 2000z
From Joe AF1E
No Report Received

0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,135 + 5-10KHz
Next week 0730z-0800z
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57 and gave me 32
John ZL2JPM was 44 and gave me 45

0700z - 0730z Digital Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, John ZL2JPM, Nick G4HCK, Vernon G0EGW (in hospital), Reg VK7KK and I were present.

0730z - 0830z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
Next week 0800z-0900z
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM was 55 building to 56-7 and gave me the same
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 54-5 and gave me 51-2 building to 55
Phil F45FCH was 55-6 and gave me 57-8
Zenek SP5INQ (visitor) was 55-6 and gave me 56-7
Nick G4HCK was 54 and gave me 52
I signed from the net at 0820z and continued to respond to Europeans
Jacques F4FCW was 54-5 and gave me 55-6
I went QRT at 0823z


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
Conditions and reports were not great around UK. Bob reported listening for the 20m net but again conditions were poor. However another interesting catch up. 73s to Brian and other listeners.
73s Bob G3SZF
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
ROAR IPP Ed N4EDT called the meeting to order at 2032Z following an interesting warmup session. There were 20 Check ins including:-
Dave WN5V
Joe AF1E
Sanford N7PIB
Penelope W6FLY
Rick K9THO
Scott K7HSR
George K9ZSJ
Noel NM5AB
Howie K2TWL
Peter WA6LBY
Bill KC4D
Phil N9HWO
Craig Kl7H Airport portable
Dixon KC5PL
Dale K9SK
Conversations were again varied as the group. The refinement of the List of Members is being worked on - ROAR USCB is almost complete with ROAR Japan next.
Remote operation using Bill KC4D's system was reported on and others want to try it.
The Antarctic station KC4AAA is trying to reactivate, members of the group will attempt to make contact.
Club projects and activities were shared as were AR contacts. AR abbreviations were shared and explained.
The WX came in for a deal of negative comments.
Much fun and good Rotary fellowship was enjoyed.
Ed N4EDT suspended the Zoom meeting so that some of the group could QSY to 14.282 MHz to continue ROAR activities.
These included:-
Ed N4EDT was 5/9+20 both ways with Noel WD8QHD/VE3
Bill KC4D no copy by me
Joe AF1E heard by me not good copy
Dixon KC5PL was 5/7with Noel WWD8QHD/Ve3
Noel NM5AB was 5/5 with Noel
Bob K9EID was heard by both Joe and Dixon

0730z - 0800z Tuesday January 10th EUR net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
Next week 0800z-0830z
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 57
Zenek SP5INQ (visitor) was 55 and gave me 57
Nick G4HCK was 54 and gave me the same
Malcolm PA3AHC was 33 and gave me 54.
We went QRT at 0802z


Notice from IPP Ed N4EDT - Weekly Zoom Meeting
Join the weekly Fellowship of Rotarians Of Amateur Radio ZOOM meeting to be held at 2030Z this coming Sunday. ZOOM meeting access will be open at 2000Z. Join early and verify that your audio and video are working properly while enjoying some social contact with your fellow ROAR members.
The ZOOM meeting information is:
Ed Tyler - N4EDT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Ed Tyler - ROAR weekly meeting
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