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Provided by John Thompson G3OKT
(In memory of Bill Learmonth .. G4YZE .. SK)

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Roar Nets July 20th - July 22nd 2014

ROAR Nets Report for Sunday 20th and Tuesday 22nd July 2014
 
0515z-0600z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 5.8 to me
Phil VK2MCB was 5.9
John ZL2JPM was 5.5-6 and gave me 5.2
Pertti EA7GSU called in with a magnificent 5.7 on my 40m beam and gave me 5.8-9
 
0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 5.9
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 5.5 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 5.5 and gave me 5.9

Jean Pierre F1CFA was 5.2-4 with his 100 watts and gave me 5.3-5
Pertti EA7GSU was 5.5-6 and gave me 5.7
Malcolm PA3AHC and I exchanged 52 reports
Wally VK6YS was 5.9 to me and made a number of contacts into Europe
John EA/G4HMG was 3.1 and gave me 3.4-5.5
Vitor CT1BJZ was 5.5 and gave me 5.6

I went QRT at 0704z
From Pertti EA7GSU
Sunday ANZO net had strange propagations from my point of view, Central EU was in a black hole.
Skip obviously long because I did hear Malcolm 58 which I got from him, too. John, ZL2JPM was 21; Peter, VK3KCD 52/42; Phil, VK2MCB 42 bw and Wally, VK6YS 53/5//57.
VK4ZD was 58/9 with a dip towards the end. Vitor came late but was 41 with me. J-P and EA/John were 11.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI
As net Controller today, I set up/P and put a call out on 3.694, as there was a strong continental station too close to 3.693.
Tommy replied and we moved up a bit more to 3.695 and chatted for about 15 minutes, when we were joined by a new member, Bob, G3SZF.
Both stations were a good 5x8 to 5x9 with me, but Bob was having difficulty hearing me, and Tommy had some QSB.
However we carried on until 0825Z when I closed the net. Obviously many people are away just now, and band condition were not good, so not the best of nets this time!
73, G7OAI.
 
1700z – 1730z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,692
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Pertti EA7GSU
NA net 2000utc was poor. I think I heard a gentle voice and thought it was Bob, WB7RQG because he said "Tango Bravo Charlie" but I'm not sure.
Another station took over (WB2UJE?) but it was not ROAR net.
I closed stn at 2023utc.
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 22nd July 2014  EUR net on 14,295.2
From Pertti EA7GSU
Tuesday morning EU net at 0700utc on 14295,2. Brian was there 59/59 when I opened the RX talking with John, EA/G4HMG.
John like J-P, F1CFA was in a bottle, nothing heard of them.
Malcolm, PA3AHC  started with 41 but improved towards the end to 58 giving me 57.
9A5RBJ/m visited but Robert dissappeared after the introduction.
Ian, GM4JAE came with 57 and I got 54. He was able to hear Malcolm but Brian had no copy of him.
At 0738utc it was suggested to qsy to 7150kHz where I met with J-P but nobody else appeared on the qrg.
After brief salute we closed that net at 0749utc.
 
That’s all for now,
73’s
Bill VK4ZD for John G3OKT
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