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Roar Nets August 24th - 26th 2014

ROAR Nets Report for 24th August and 26th August 2014
0515z-0600z ANZO Net on 7118
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 57
Nigel VK2PHA/m (visitor) was 59 here
Doug ZL1BFS was 59 and gave me 59+5 by the end of the sched
John ZL2JPM was 55 but could not hear me
0600z - 0700z  Europe - ANZO Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From QRZ   :  SFI  132   A 5   K 1  Sunspots 124 (dropping)
From Bill VK4ZD
John EA/G4HMG was 55 and gave me 59
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55 eventually peaking at 57 and gave me 55 peaking at 58
Doug ZL1BFS was 55-9 and gave me 55-8
John ZL2JPM was 42 here
John G3OKT was 57-9 and gave me 59 at the start building to 59+10
Pertti EA7GSU was 56 building to 58 and gave me 58-9
Phil VK2MCB was 41
Nick G4HCK was 57 and gave me 59
Alain F4GHB was 59+5 and gave me 59+10
I went QRT at 0700z
From John G3OKT
Quiet band, conditions good for VK but poor for near Europe.
At 0600 I heard Bill claiming the net frequency from a very strong Maltese station .
VK4ZD was 5.9+5dB climbing steadily to S9+10dB throughout the net. Bill gave me 5.6/7 also climbing to a consistent 5.9 by 0632.
EA/G4HMG was 4.5 here, suddenly reaching 5.9+10dB at 0646 (though John was still only getting me then at 5.5). John gave Bill 5.9, got 5.5 from Bill and 1.1 from Pertti. John said later he had not heard Pertti and had heard little of the ZLs.
PA3AHC was 5.5 with VK4ZD and gave Bill 5.7/8. Not heard at first, Malcolm was 4.4 here by 0630 and peaking 5.7 with Bill. EA/G4HMG was getting Malcolm at 5.9+10dB at 0625.
ZL1BFS Doug was just detectable here but 5.5/7 with Bill, and exchanged 5.8 b/w  with EA7GSU. Later Doug disappeared completely here but got 5.9+ from VK4ZD and 5.3 from Pertti at 0645
ZL2JPM was only 2.3 in my noise, 4.2 with VK4ZD and 2.1 with EA7GSU.
EA7GSU was 5.9+10dB here, got 5.9 from VK4ZD and gave 5.9 to both PA3AHC and G3OKT.
VK2MCB was a good 5.6/7 with QSB here; Phil gave Pertti 5.3 and got 4.1; gave me 5.5 with North American QRM and got 4.1 with VK4ZD.
G4HCK was just hearable under S3 noise but Nick got 5.7 from VK4ZD and 5.8 from EA7GSU
F4GHB came in with a “hollow sounding” 3.5 occasionally peaking 5.5, and gave VK2MCB 5.5 and got 5.7, and got 5.9+5dB from VK4ZD. Alain was 5.9+20dB with Pertti. Alain gave G3OKT 5.3 and was 3.5 here at best by 0700.
G4HCK had a similar hollow sounding signal rising to 3.5, gave me 4.3(?), gave Pertti 5.9 and got 5.2 from VK2MCB. By 0657 Phil said that everyone was readable with him.
Bill closed the net at 0700 after reporting that he had received three e-mails about the Rotary Convention during 6-9 June 2015, including an application form for a stand and the offer of organizational help and support from the radio society of Brazil.
From Pertti EA7GSU
The Anzo net was held under good propagations and I heard all the
stations well. John, EA/G4HMG was the usual exception with 1.1 signal.
John, ZL2JPM was 2.1 and was not readable but Phil, VK2MCB  came in
with 4.1. I was using my vertical quarterwave again with comparable
readings to the yagi.
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G7OAI/P who was net control.
G3JJR was the first to respond, a good 5x9+ G3OKT was next, 5x9+30 and Tommy G2FUU last, 5x7. Malcolm, PA3AHC, was very weak, but not workable, so apologies to him.
No one else joined us, but we enjoyed an interesting net until 0854, when it was closed by G7OAI.
From John G3OKT
G3JJR and G7OAI/P were both 5.9+20dB here and G2FUU 5.9+10dB -  10dB less than usual, and with deep QSB. Towards the end of the net all stations developed QSB of up 20dB.
John and Tommy exchanged 5.7 b/w; Tommy gave G3JJR 5.8 and G3OKT 5.9.
We thought PA3AHC had called in  but no-one was sure they heard Malcolm.  Malcolm confirmed during the Tuesday net that he had indeed called G7OAI/P. Tommy G2FUU will be Net Controller next week.
1700z – 1730z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
From Bob WB7RQG
We had a great net with 7 operators joining us;  Joe , AF1E  was net control.
Ed, N4EDT   Pertti, EA7GSU   John, G3OKT   Dick, N1REX  Jerry, K0KGZ and me, WB7RQG. I lost net control about half way thru but Pertti heard me and net control.  Most unusual.
From John G3OKT
I had steady S6 random noise here and severe QRM from a European station on 14,285, but heard AF1E at 5.8; Pertti was 5.9 and gave AF1E 5.8. Bob was 4.6 here and got 5.3 QSB/QRM from Pertti. (Pertti confirmed on Tuesday that he had the same QRM from a regular Sunday net 2kHz lower.)
N4EDT got 5.8 from Pertti or 3.2 off beam, gave WB7RQG 4.4 and 5.8 for Pertti. Ed was 4.7 here. Joe closed the net at 2020.
From Pertti EA7GSU
The NA net is usually disturbed by the Greece net on 14285kHz and this
Sunday wasn't exception. I am just on worst distance and they with
Italian stations make a lot of S-meter readings!
There was a slot in the QRM and during that I was able to read Bob,
WB7RQG with 5.3. I tried to call but in vain. Joe, AF1E was 5.8 as usual
and Ed, N4EDT proved the f/b ratio of his beam. He started with 2.3 and
after turning the aerial he boomed in with 5.8.
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 26th August 2014  NZ  80-m net on 3693
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 26th August 2014  EUR net on 14,295
From Bill VK4ZD
John EA/G4HMG was 54-5 and gave me 55
John G3OKT was 56-7 and gave me 55-7 later peaking 59
Brian G3LUW and I exchanged 57 reports
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 58
Malcolm PA3AHC was 55-6 and gave me 55-6
I went QRT at 0731z
From John G3OKT
From QRZ :  SFI  135   A 54  K 1   Sunspots 112 (falling)
An excellent net, low noise and good propagation generally.
Brian G3LUW was 5.6 here and was 5.9 with EA/G4HMG.  John was 5.8/9 here and gave me 5.8. Brian gave me 5.6.
VK4ZD gave John 5.4-5,  and gave both G3OKT and G3LUW 5.7.   Bill was 5.8 here, later rising to 5.9; was 5.7 with G3LUW, was 5.5 with EA/G4HMG, and was 5.8 with Pertti.
EA7GSU exchanged 5.9 b/w with Brian, but had no copy of EA/G4HMG. Pertti was 5.8 here and also gave both me and VK4ZD 5.8
PA3AHC gave Pertti 5.7/8 with QSB down to 5.4, and gave G3LUW 5.7.  Malcolm was 5.3-4 here, peaking S6 by 0735, and gave me 5.4-5. Brian got PA3AHC at 5.6-7;  Pertti gave Malcolm 5.1-7 in QSB; and Bill gave Malcolm 5.5/6.
Brian  closed the net at 0735.
From Pertti EA7GSU
Tuesday morning net was peaceful and audibility good. On some stations
QSB was very deep, up to 7 S-units! Brian, G3LUW was the strongest
with S9 and John, EA/G4HMG weakest and had to close down early. We were
6 members participating in the meeting.
That’s all for now,
John G3OKT
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