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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets July 26th - July 28th 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 26th July and 28th July 2015
 
0530z-0600z ANZO Net on 7110
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and gave me 59+
Kevin VK2FOUZ (visitor) was 58-9 to me. He was located in Lightning Ridge
John ZL2JPM was 47 and gave me 57
The propagation was again challenging.

0600z - 0700z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 here
Rob ZL1RD was 57 here
John ZL2JPM was 56 here and gave me 51-2
Phil VK2MCB was 55-7 and gave me 54-57
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was initially 33 building to 54-55 and gave me 52
Coco Yo9BC was 55-6
Klaus HB9CQS was 56-7 and gave me 54-55
Nick G4HCK was 11 here
Alain F4GHB and I exchanged 56 reports
Malcolm PA3AHC was not heard here
Brian VK2BX was 59 here
The 2 VK2's were heard much better in Europe
The net was closed at 0648z due to poor propagation
From John G3OKT Apologies for my absence this week, but I expect to be on next Sunday. Brian G3LUW also hopes to be on the air next weekend.

0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693

1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693

2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From John G3OKT
I listened and called on 14.287 around 2030z but nothing heard. Conditions were SRI 94 A 9 K 2 and sunspots 41.

0700z – 0730z Tuesday 28th July 2015 NZ 80-m net on 3,693

0600z – 0630z Tuesday 28th July 2015 EUR net on 14,295.2
From Bill VK4ZD
Klaus HB9CQS was 56-8
John G3OKT was 22 here
Phil VK2MCB was 55-6 here and gave me 57
Malcolm PA3AHC peaked 32 here
Jean Pierre F1CFA was 55-6 and gave me 52 and 56 at the end
 
From John G3OKT
SRI 100 A 11 K 2 sunspots 53 (rising)
Conditions better than recently, perhaps because of increasing sunspots, though deep QSB. The lower received noise of my spider quad was useful for VK, while Klaus was the only station I could hear on the usual 80m doublet.
HB9CQS was up to 5.9+10dB here and receiving me at 5.9. Klaus was 5.5 with Jean Pierre F1CFA who got 4.3 down to nothing (in QSB) from Klaus. Likewise Klaus gave Malcolm 5.6 down to nothing in QSB, and gave Phil VK2MCB 5.8.
Klaus was clearly “the man in the middle” who heard all stations.
VK2MCB Phil heard VK4ZD at 5.7, heard PA3AHC at 5.4, and later exchanged 5.3 b/w with G3OKT
PA3AHC was a steady 5.6 here – as strong as I have heard for some time. Malcolm heard F1CFA at 5.5, and gave G3OKT 4.3 to 5.6/7 in QSB. Malcolm heard Bill in the noise and gave Phil VK2MCB 4.3.
VK4ZD was generally at or below the noise here – perhaps 2.1? Bill was barely copying me but gave F1CFA 5.5. I think Klaus gave Bill 5.3.
 
From Klaus HB9CQS
 - on July 29, I gave Pertti a ring and he was home again and doing fine. He will be on the ANZO net on this coming Sunday, but will skip the following Sunday when he will be in Finland.
(As said on the net, Klaus has also bought a UB50 directional antenna for delivery in September!)
 
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
Your signal was 53 at the best this morning. We spoke about Pertti who is returning home this week. A very good news. To hear you soon.

That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
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