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Roar Nets March 12th to 14th 2023

Report for Week beginning 12 March 2023
Note from President Vernon G0EGW

Hi All
Thanks for your reports and keeping me updated on what's happening with the booth Diane.
And to you Phil thanks for all the reports you religiously put together for ROAR. You don't think you realise how much you both have helped me.
And it goes without saying that all the sterling work that Bill and John have been doing it is fantastic.
Just a quick update on my treatment, I had my second chemotherapy session in hospital yesterday morning lasting 4 hrs. It serenely takes it out of me and I now have to do two daily injection in my tummy for 5 days as my white blood cell count is a little low, it is to help fight infection.
I hope to be on air this weekend as there's no contest we had one last weekend and one again in a week’s time.
My local Rotary Club have been fantastic at arranging transport to and from hospital for Brenda and me.
I am very lucky to have some great friends in this country and around the world; it is very humbling.
On a final note my glass is HALF FULL



North American ROAR Digital Voice Net, Saturday 202
3 March 11, 2000z
From Joe AF1E
No Report Received

0700z - 0730z Digital Net
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB, Nick G4HCK and I were present.
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,135 + 5-10KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58-9 and gave me 59+10

0800z - 0900z LP to Europe on 14,294 +/- 2KHz
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 57
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59+10
Bob G3SZF was 54-5 and gave me 58-9
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55-6 and gave me 57-8
Nick G4HCK was 56 and gave me 59+
Jacques F4FCW was 55-6 and gave me 59 dropping to 57
Phil F5FCH was 56 and gave me 58-9+
Eddie G0BKL (visitor) was 54 and gave me 51
Raul EA4FLS (visitor) was 56 and gave me 59
Jim KA0HDJ (visitor) was 59 and gave me 59+15
Paul KA4WHT (visitor) was 56 and gave me 57-9
Paul KF5PV (visitor) was 56-7 and gave me 59

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Bob G3SZF
G7OAI John was net control and joined by:
G3JJR John
Conditions and reports were good. Brian G3LUW emailed to say he heard Malcolm PA3AHC on the SDR before the start of the net, we shall try to start earlier as it would good to have a QSO with him. Bob reported a good 20m net earlier although he had trouble with some European members. A small gathering but 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 following an interesting warm up session which featured a remembrance of SK Jim W1QUO past ROAR member, Rotarian and Educator.
There were 19 check ins including:-
Peter WA6LBY
Phil N9HWO
Linda W7SPA
Eddie N7EDD
Craig KL7H
Joe AF1E
Sonny KS0NNY
George W9ZSJ
Stan WA6AA1/0
Dale K9SK
Sanford N7PIB
Nate N8TE
Joe AF1E began with an update on the ROAR reset. This generated many questions, for some at present, there are no answers.
Ed N4EDT asked Bill KC4D to give an update on the IFFR/ROAR VA Reunion in Lynchburg, VA. The dates are September 11 through 16.Participants will arrive on Monday and leave on Saturday morning. He also outlined several tour options and dining facilities for attendees.
A different style of meeting but Rotary fun and fellowship were in evidence.
Ed N4EDT closed the meeting at 2147Z.
0800z - 0830z Tuesday March 14th EUR net on 14,294 +/- 2KHz

From Bill VK4ZD
Gary 2E0IGD/m (visitor) was 54 and gave me 57
Malcolm PA3AHC was 54 and gave me 56-7
Phil F5FCH was 56 and gave me 57-8
Nick G4HCK was 55 and gave me 55-6
We went QRT at 0837z

Notice from IPP Ed N4EDT - Weekly Zoom Meeting
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