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Provided by Phil Byrne VK2MCB

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Roar Nets June 5th to June 8th 2021

Report for Week beginning 5 June 2021
 

North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 2021-June-5, 1900z
From Phil N9HWO
N9HWO, Phil, Illinois, USA
W4/4G4S, Sonny, Virginia, USA
AF1E, Joe, North Carolina, USA
 
Sunday 6 June 2021
0600z-0630z D-Star Net
From Phil VK2MCB
Phil VK2MCB and Nicholas G4HCK only were present. All others were travelling or otherwise engaged.  This also affected the HF nets which were to follow.
 
0630z - 0700z Anzo Net on 7,105 +/- QRM
& 
0700z - 0800z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Nicholas G4HCK
Good morning Jean Pierre
It was good to talk to you today. Your signal reached 5.9 at one time. I could just hear Malcolm but his signal was very low. As I was beaming to France it meant Vernon was on the side of the beam which impacted upon his signal report.
There were only two people on Peanut today Phil and myself. We had a most interesting conversation focusing upon houses and insulation etc.
Regards
Nicholas Wilkinson

From Peter VK3KCD
Put out a few calls on 40 and 20 with no response as you know Bill is in WA and if my memory serves me correct Doug was also otherwise engaged.
73 Peter
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G3SZF Bob was net control and was joined by
G7OAI John
G3JJR John
M1ADK Geoff
G4LXD Bill
G0EGW Vernon
Brian G3LUW had emailed that he was now QRT hopefully temporarily. Conditions and signals were generally poor at the start of the net but gradually improved, with some members relying on SDRs. Vernon floated the idea that ROAR members should perhaps undertake something, e.g. a community project to supplement their fellowship activity. Food for thought. Another good net, with members looking forward to their clubs meeting in person post-Covid.
73s Bob G3SZF
 
2030z NA ZOOM NET
From Noel WD8QHD/VA3
Following the warm up conversations ROAR President ED N4EDT opened the meeting at 1830Z
There were a total of 19 Check ins including:
WN5V Dave
KC4D Bill
KK6EWB Ingo
WA6LBY Peter
K9ZST George
KC5PL Dixon
AF1E Joe
KL7H Craig
WA4PAM Frank (first time check in)
N9HWO Phil
KH6ATU Alan
K2TWL Howie
NM5AB Noel;
N7EDD Eddie
W9BFO Ruth Ann
K9THO Rick
LU2AH Ron
WD8QHD/VA3 Noel
President opened the discussion with a report that he was trying to establish the most convenient time to hold the ROAR AGM 2021. It will be on Zoom so finding a mutually convenient for all sectors of the ROAR fellowship is the challenge.
There was further discussion of the 2022 RI Convention in Houston, Texas finding hotel accommodations and rendezvous points were paramount.
There was also discussion of the ARRL gathering in Huntsville, Alabama and how ROAR can have a presence there.
There was some show and tell on CW keyers with and without original boxes. Antennae also were discussed as well as an organ recital that was heard on shortwave radio. The WX was discussed and cussed as well as Rotary club activities and meeting formats and modes. Several brief band openings were also noted.
All in all a good time of Rotary fellowship and sharing of ham experience.
President Ed N
4EDT closed the meeting at 1958Z and a brief after meeting followed.
YIRS
73
WD8QHD/VA3 Noel
 
ROAR Zoom Meeting
The weekly Fellowship of Rotarians Of Amateur Radio ZOOM meeting will 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
Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 784 824 7670
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0700z - 0730z Tuesday June 8th EUR 20m net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
No Report received
 
73
Phil VK2MCB

 
Philip Byrne
Rotary Club of Canberra
Australia
E: philipbyrne@bigpond.com

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