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WEEKLY NEWS

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

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Roar Nets February 8th - February 10th 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 8th and 10th February 2015

0645z-0730z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was initially 55 building to 57 and gave me 57
Peter VK3KCD was 55-6 and gave me 57-9
Noel VK2IWT was 59+20 and gave me 59+40
Bryce VK2FADS was 58-9 and gave me 59
Geoff VK4GJP (visitor) was 59+10 with his new radio running 40 watts
 
0730z - 0830z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 59 reports
Malcolm PA3AHC was 42 and gave me 55
Peter VK3KCD was 42 and gave me 56-7 (I believe)
Coco YO9BC was 59
Phil VK2MCB was 53 and gave me 57
Noel VK2IWT was 42 and gave me 55
Doug ZL1BFS and I exchanged 59 reports
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was initially 53 building to 58 and gave me 55 building to 59
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+5 and gave me the same report
Miika OH2BAD was initially 58 building to 59+5 and gave me 59+10
Brian G3LUW was 58 and gave me 59+20
Pertti EA7GSU was 57-9 and gave me 59
 
From Brian G3LUW
0730-55 VK4ZD 14295 200 USB 59 58 BILL
0730-55 OH2BAD 14295 200 USB 59 59 MIIKA
0730-40 YO9BC 14295 200 USB 59 59 COCO
0730-55 PA3AHC 14295 200 USB 44 44 MALCOLM
0730-55 F1FCA 14295 200 USB 45 45 J-PIERRE
0730-55 EA7GSU 14295 200 USB 59 59 PERTTI
0740-55 G4HCK 14295 200 USB NO COPY NICK
0742-55 VK2IWT 14295 200 USB 56 55 NOEL
0744-55 HB9CQS 14295 200 USB 59 59 KLAUS
0745-55 VK3KCD 14295 200 USB 55 55 PETER
0747-55 ZL1BFS 14295 200 USB 56 56 DOUG
0747-55 VK3MCB 14295 200 USB 55 55 PHIL
0748-55 ZL2JPM 14295 200 USB 56 56 JOHN
 
From Diane VK4DI on FACEBOOK : Special Event Station VI110ROTARY will be active from Feb 20th until the end of May 2015. Rotarians of Amateur Radio (ROAR) will be active all bands SSB & CW. This is to Celebrate Rotary International's 110th Birthday on Feb 23rd. The station will be active from Wyong Field Day. More info will be on QRZ as soon as possible.
 
From Raffaele IV3EZJ by email : Unfortunately today I skip the 14 Mhz net for family problem, but I hope to attend the net next Sunday.
I would like to inform you than the 9 Rotarians OM will be meet next March 29 in Rome to establish formally the Italian Roar section.
I will take you informed about the meeting. Best 73

0900z - 1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From John G7OAI
As the WX was looking OK, I ventured out onto my local high spot and set up the 80m dipole. Despite the temperature being minus 4, and the visibility down to about 200 meters, there was no wind, so not too bad for the first time in 2015. And the ground was frozen, so no mud to contend with!
John, G3JJR was the first to respond to my call at 0859, followed by Tommy, G2FUU and Derek, G0SQH. All 5x9 with me, but with QSB on Derek's signal. Tommy managed to copy me above his S7-8 noise level. Brian called in at 0920 for a couple of overs before signing out at 0931, to set off to the Cotswold's. Finally, Bruce joined us at 0924, initially a good 5x9, but with deep QSB.
We enjoyed a good net, but it was disappointing to lose Bruce before the end, despite several calls. Seems my 100w just isn't quite enough, sometimes!
The net closed at 0950.

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

2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287

0700z – 0730z Tuesday 10th February 2015 NZ 40-m net on 7117

0730z – 0800z Tuesday 10th February 2015 EUR net on 14,2952
From Bill VK4ZD
Pertti EA7GSU and I exchanged 59 reports
Coco YO9BC and I e
xchanged 59+10 reports
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 58 and gave me 59+
Malcolm PA3AHC and I exchanged 55 reports
Phil VK2MCB was 55
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+20 and gave me 59+10
 
From Jean Pierre F1CFA
We were all disappointed not to hear G3OKT, nor Brian G3LUW, on the net
this morning. The European propagation was low.
VK4ZD - received 59/ read 58 by him
YO9BC - 59++/59
EA/G7GSU - Initially 53 building to 59 / 57
(Correction from webmaster: EA/G7GSU should be EA7GSU)
PA3AHC - 59/59
VK2MCB - 58/54
HB9CQS - 55/41
And a visitor but before closing the net: GW4DJW 58/? - Albert
from North Wales, discussing with VK2MCB
 
 
That’s all for now,
73’s from John G3OKT
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