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

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Roar Nets April 19th - April 21st 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 19th and 21st  April 2015
 
0615z-0700z ANZO Net on 7.115 (note new frequency)
From Bill VK4ZD
This net retimed to 0545z - 0630z from Sunday 26th April
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
Kerry VK4HAV (visitor) called at the end of the net to ask about the Anan 100D
 
0700z - 0800z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
This net retimed 0630 – 0730z next week 26th April
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 58 and gave me 59
John G3OKT was 57 dropping to 56 and gave me 56
Rob ZL1RD was 59+10 and gave me 59
Klaus HB9CQS was 59+10 but had to QRT to look after his Danish visitors
Miika OH2BAD was 59 and gave me 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 59+5 and gave me 59
Nick G4HCK was 56 and gave me 57
John ZL2JPM and I exchanged 59 reports
Malcolm PA3AHC was 45 dropping to 23 with QSB
Coco YO9BC was 58 and gave me 58-9
Brian G3LUW was 57 and gave me 57-9
Pertti EA7GSU was 58 and gave me 59
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 57-8 and gave me 58
WG4VSP (visitor) was 59 and gave me 59+10
Phil VK2MCB was 56-7 and gave me 59
Alain F4GHB was 58 and gave me 59
I closed the net at 0804z
 
From John G3OKT
SFI  148   A 13   K 3   sunspots 114 (rising)
ANZO signals were attenuated here again (consistent with A=13).
G3LUW and VK3KCD were first on. Peter was 5.7 with Brian and exchanged  5.3 b/w with EA7GSU. Brian was peaking 5.6 here but went down to 4.3 in QSB. Brian gave VK4ZD 5.9-7; had no copy of PA3AHC; heard ZL’s quietly :- ZL2JPM at 4.3, ZL1BFS at 4.4 and ZL1RD at 5.6.
EA7GSU was 5.6-8 here.
VK3KCD was 5.3 here, got 5.8 from VK4ZD and gave Bill 5.9; gave G4HCK 5.4.
ZL1RD had no copy of F1CFA nor F4GHB. Rob heard HB9CQS at 5.6-7 before Klaus went QRT to entertain visitors. Rob was 5.6 here; got 5.9 from VK3KCD and gave Peter 5.7; gave Pertti 5.5 but had no copy of PA3AHC.
Klaus was 5.4 here and got 5.9+10dB from VK4ZD.
VK4ZD was 5.6-5 here, dropping to 5.4 at the end of the net. Bill gave me pkg 5.7.
OH2BAD was 5.9+5dB here, exchanged 5.9 b/w with VK4ZD; gave ZL1RD 5.8; gave VK3KCD 5.7; Miika heard all European stations at 5.9, particularly UK stations at 5.9+15-20dB
Doug ZL1BFS was not touching the S meter here and was just Q1. Gave ZL1RD 5.9.
G4HCK peaking 2.2 occasionally; Nick got 5.6 from VK4ZD and gave 5.7
PA2AHC Malcolm got 4.3 from VK3KCD and gave Peter 4.4; got 2.3 to 4.5 from Bill. Lost in the noise here.
ZL2JPM was 5.9 with VK4ZD. John was just Q1 in the noise here.
YO9BC was 5.8 here. Coco gave VK4ZD 5.8/9 and got 5.8; gave PA3AHC 5.9+10dB; gave G3OKT 5.9 and OH2BAD 5.8; gave F1CFA 5.8.
WG4VSP a visitor from Virginia gave Bill 5.9+10dB. He was 5.6 here with QSB.
EA7GSU gave G3LUW 5.9 and G3OKT 5.8; gave both VK4ZD and ZL1RD 5.9; Pertti gave HB9CQS 5.9, OH2BAD 5.9+10dB; exchanged 5.5 b/w with Doug  ZL1BFS; gave PA3AHC 5.8; gave ZL2JPM 5.3; gave G4HCK 5.9 and Coco 5.8.
F1CFA gave both ZL1RD and VK4ZD 5.8; gave OH2BAD 5.8 and ZL1BFS 5.3; gave YO9BC 5.9, and gave 3.1 to all of
F4GHB Alain was 5.8 with VK4ZD but was lost in the noise here. G4HCK, PA3AHC, G3OKT, and EA7GSU. Jean Pierre was 5.1 here, and was 5.7/8 with VK4ZD.
VK3KCD gave 5.7 to ZL1RD, ZL1BFS and G4HCK; Peter gave 5.8 to ZL2JPM; gave F1CFA 5.2 and got 5.3; gave Coco 5.4 and Alain 5.6; Peter was peaking 5.3 here.
I left at 0753z for the RIBI 80m net at 0800.
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From John G3OKT
G3OKT net control this week, though tx power-failure gave control to G3LUW.
Conditions peculiar. G3LUW was 5.9+10dB (>10dB lower than usual). G2FUU gave Brian 5.9+ and had no copy of PA3AHC. Malcolm was 3.5 here.
G3JJR was 5.9+10dB but sometimes found me unreadable. I was 5.7 with G3LUW.
G2FUU was 5.7-9 in QSB here, 5.9 with G3LUW but with QSB to 5.6. G3OKT faded right out!
G7OAI was 5.7 with both G3LUW and G3OKT. John gave G3OKT 5.8, G3LUW S9, G2FUU S9.
At 0830, my tx recovered and Brian heard me at 5.9+30dB!
G2FUU Tommy will be net control next week, and G7OAI on 3rd May.
 
1800z – 1830z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
G2FUU, Tommy had said this morning that he would keep watch for this net.
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 21st April 2015  NZ  40-m net on 7117
 
0730z – 0800z Tuesday 21st April  2015  EUR net on 14,295.2
SFI  150  A  10   K 4   sunspots 125 (falling)
From Bill VK4ZD
John G3OKT was 58 and gave me 57-8 (he was 56-7 on his quad)
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 57-8 and gave me 58
Phil VK2MCB was 59 and gave me 59+10
 
From John G3OKT
Excellent low noise conditions on this frequency though signal levels down.
VK4ZD was exchanging 5.9+5dB b/w with CT1AVR and getting much interest from Europe as the net started at 0730. Bill was 5.7-8 QSB here initially, falling to 5.6-7 later.
VK4ZD gave G3OKT peaking 5.8
F1CFA no copy – I could just hear Jean Pierre’s voice. He was 5.7-8 with Bill.
VK2MCB was 5.4-6 QSB here, peaking S7. Phil heard Bill at 5.9, G3OKT peaking S8 and F1CFA peaking 5.7.
PA3AHC – bit stronger than Jean Pierre but no copy here. Malcolm gave VK2MCB 5.5 and got 3.3; Malcolm was 4.4-5 with VK4ZD.
Phil heard G3OKT at 5.7-8 on the doublet antenna and 5.4-5 on the spider quad. Bill gave the spider 5.6-7.
The net closed at 0810z.
 
That’s all for now,
73’s from John G3OKT
BTW, no report from me next week – out of radio contact in N. England!
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