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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets January 18th - January 20th 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 18th and 20th January 2015
 
0645z-0730z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was initially 55 peaking at 57-8 and gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 58 and gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 59+20
John ZL2JPM/MM at Port Underwood was 57
 
From Phil VK2MCB
The net consisted of myself - Phil VK2MCB, Peter VK3KCD, Bill VK4ZD, Noel VK2IWT and John ZL2JPM. 
Conditions on 40m were good.
VK2IWT was 5/8 and gave me 5/9
VK3KCD was 5/9 and gave me 5/9
VK4ZD was 5/9 and gave me 5/9
ZL2JPM was 5/3 when he called towards the end of the net.
 
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From QRZ  :  SFI 122   A 7 (falling)   K 1  Sunspots 46 (low)
From Bill VK4ZD
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 55 and gave me 59
Miika OH2BAD was 59+ and gave me 59+10
Noel VK2IWT was 33
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+
John ZL2JPM/MM at Port Underwood was 59 and gave me 59+10
Peter VK3KCD was 55-9 and gave me 59
Alain F4GHB was 55-6 and gave me 58-9
John G3OKT was initially 33 building to 57 and gave me 55-7
Phil VK2MCB was 55 and gave me 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55-6 and gave me the same report
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+20 and gave me 59+10
Brian G3LUW was initially 55 building to 58 and gave me 59+
Coco YO9BC was there at a later time for the first time I can remember. Maybe all of the meetings are now over. We exchanged 59+10 reports
Nick G4HCK was 56-7 and gave me 58-9+
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Excellent conditions prevailed on the 20m net into Europe.  Great contacts were made; for example John G3OKT was initially 3/1 with me but rose to 5/9 at 0828Z.   
 
From John G3OKT
Back to 400W peak using a different exciter (TRIO 830), a repaired YAESU 2100 HPA and a restored wind-damaged open wire doublet!
At 0725 I heard ZL1BFS giving OH2BAD 5.8 and getting 5.7. Doug was only 2.1 here, but was up to 4.3 by 0812 and getting 5.9+ from VK4ZD
OH2BAD was immediately 5.9+20dB here.
VK4ZD was 4.3/5 at 0738 and gave me 5.3. Bill was 5.9+10 with Miika.
PA3AHC was 5.5 here at 0757; exchanged VK4ZD 5.5/6 b/w; gave OH2BAD 5.9+; gave G3OKT 3.3; and gave VK2MCB 4.3;
VK2MCB was no copy here until 0755 when Phil gave me 5.9! By then he was 5.6.
Phil got 5.8 from Miika at 0800
F1CFA was 5.5 with VK4ZD.
VK2IWT hardly (2.1?) heard here at 0740; Noel was 5.5 with OH2BAD and gave Miika 5.6; Noel got 5.6 from ZL1BFS and gave ZL2JPM 5.6/7. John was barely a trace here.
ZL2JPM was 5.9 QSB with VK4ZD and got 5.5 from OH2BAD
VK3KCD gave OH2BAD 5.8 and got 5.7. No trace of Peter here at 0745.
HB9CQS was 5.1 here and gave VK4ZD 5.7/8 and got 5.9+20dB; gave ZL2JPM 5.7; ZL1BFS 5.7/8, and VK2IWT 5.6/7. By 0815 Klaus was 5.9+20dB here, and got 5.9+10dB from VK2MCB who gave him 5.9. Klaus gave PA3AHC 3.3 and copied G3LUW “perfectly readable”
F4GHB Alain was 2.0 here in S7/8 QRN. Alain got 5.5/6 from Bill who was 5.5 here by 0817. Bill gave Brian 5.6.
G3LUW was 5.6 here, gave VK4ZD 5.9, exchanged 5.5 b/w with VK2MCB, gave Alain 5.3 and F1CFA 3.3, and got 5.9 from Miika.
VK4ZD was a clear 5.7 here by 0810 but never got any stronger.
YO9BC gave Bill 5.9+10dB at 0802; 5.8 for PA3AHC and 5.9+ for Klaus. Coco was 5.9 here and got 5.9+10dB from Bill.
G4HCK was 5.5 here and gave Klaus 5.9, Brian 5.2, Coco 5.9, VK2MCB 5.3, VK3KCD 5.2/3, and 5.8 for VK4ZD who gave Nick 5.6. Nick was 5.4 with F4GHB.
ZL1BFS was 5.5 here at 0818. Doug gave VK3KCD 5.6, G3OKT 3.3 increasing to 5.6 at 0833, PA3AHC 2.3, G3LUW 5.6 who returned 5.5, G4HCK 4.3 who returned 5.3, and got 5.7 from VK4ZD
At 0823 VK3KCD was just copiable in my S2 noise. Peter got 3.3 from PA3AHC.
I went QRT at 0830 just after Phil VK2MCB gave me 5.9!
Pertti EA7GSU missed this sked, being in pain from a serious car accident which happened on 28th December in Portugal. I am sure we all wish him well for a complete recovery from a highly traumatic event. He recently e-mailed  “I was on priority road with  appr. 90 km/h. The other came from left thinking he had the priority. I hit him on right hand mirror. The four people in the other had minor wounds, I got only a chest pain from the belt. It now is much better but dirty jokes are still forbidden: It hurts when I laugh!
 
0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From Brian G3LUW
Conditions were very poor on the 80m net at 0900.  We struggled along until 0925, then gave it up as a bad job. G3LUW was in charge with : John G3JJR, Bruce G0PCF, Tommy G2FUU, Derek G0SQH and John G7OAI in attendance. All signals were affected by deep QSB.
Better luck next week.
(Apologies from John G3OKT – I missed this net for a scheduled family SKYPE)
 
1800z – 1830z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 20th January 2015  NZ  40-m net on 7117
 
0730z – 0800z Tuesday 20th January 2015  EUR net on 14,2952
From QRZ  (previous evening) SFI 126  A 5  K 1   sunspots 78
From Bill VK4ZD
John G3OKT was 55 and gave me 56
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+5 and gave me 59
Pertti EA7GSU advised of his car accident which he is still recovering from. He was 54 peaking to 57 and gave me 56 peaking to 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 43-54 and gave me 55
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 58 and gave me 59+10
Pertti EA7GSU was 56 and gave me 59
Brian G3LUW was 55 and gave me 57
 
From John G3OKT
Low noise (S1) but band dead. Usual Russian stns 3k down and 5k up were only S5/7 instead of their usual S9 +20dB!
I called HB9CQS at 0732 – Klaus was just copiable here at 4.1 but no copy of me.
EA7GSU joined at 5.7, copying me at 5.9
VK4ZD gave Klaus 5.9+5dB and heard me at 5.5. Bill was 5.6 here and was 4.1 with Pertti
PA3AHC gave me 4.3, Pertti 5.7, and Bill VK4ZD 5.5 who returned 4.3/5.4
F1CFA gave VK4ZD 5.9+10dB and got 5.8 but I could barely hear Jean Pierre.
EA7GSU gave Bill 5.6/7 at 0747; Pertti now down to 5.6 here but then came back to 5.7. Pertti gave F1CFA 1.1 and PA3AHC 5.7. Pertti was 5.4 with Bill and was hearing G3OKT with strong QSB 5.3 to 5.8.
EA7GSU and HB9CQS now exchanged 5.9, but Klaus was still not copying F1CFA or G3OKT. Klaus was 5.8 here by 0755.
F1CFA was up to 5.7 by 0755 both here and with PA3AHC, but still only R4 with Klaus. Jean Pierre rapidly came up to 5.9 here and gave Malcolm 5.9.
Pertti was 5.7 with VK4ZD at 0755 and gave Bill 5.8. Pertti now heard Jean Pierre at 5.9+20dB!
G3LUW came in at 0756, gave Bill 5.7, Pertti 5.9, Malcolm 4.4, Klaus 5.5, Jean Pierre 4.4. Brian was 5.6 here; was 5.5 with Bill and 5.9 with Pertti.
Klaus was 5.9+10dB here by 0759
The net closed at 0803 when Pertti was 5.9+++ with F1CFA!
 
 
That’s all for now,
73’s from John G3OKT
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