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

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Roar Nets May 17th - May 19th 2015

ROAR Nets Report for 17th and 19th May 2015
 
0545z-0630z ANZO Net on 7110
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57 building to 59 and ultimately gave me 59
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 gave me 59+20
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 and gave me 59
 
0630z - 0730z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
From Bill VK4ZD
Peter VK3KCD was 57-8 and gave me 59
Briam G3LUW was 57 and gave me 57-8, told us about G3SZF - a new member
Coco YO9BC was 59 and gave me 58-9
Malcolm PA3AHC was 56 and gave me 57-8
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 57-8 and gave me 58-9
Phil VK2MCB was 59
Doug ZL1BFS was 57-8 building to 59+5 and gave me 58 building to 59+10
John ZL2JPM was 44-55 and gave me 54 but was heard well in Europe by some
Nick G4HCK was 57-8 and gave me 59
John G3OKT was 57 dropping to to 55 and gave me the same report
Pertti EA7GSU was 57-8 and gave me 58
Klause HB9CQS was 59+5 and gave me 59+10 at my strongest
Lionel W9LIO (visitor form Indiana) was 58 at 0725z
 
From John G3OKT
SFI  131   A  6   K  2   sunspots  103 (falling)
Good copy of VK and Eu stations here but nothing from ZLs.  Signals falling into noise from 0725
VK4ZD there at 5.7, gave VK3KCD 5.8 and G3LUW 5.7.; Brian returned 5.7 and was a clear 5.6 here. Bill gave G3OKT 5.7 - 5.5 fast QSB.
G4HCK 5.5 here and with Brian. Nick and gave me 5.4, VK3KCD 5.4, G3LUW 5.5, YO9BC 5.9, PA3AHC no copy, VK2MCB 5.7, ZL1BFS background only, Nick got 5.7/8 from VK4ZD 
ZL2JPM - I could just tell John was there but no copy.
G3OKT was 5.6 with G3LUW, 5.5 with VK2MCB who was 5.7. Phil gave Nick and me 5.7, ZL1BFS 4.2, HB9CQS 5.9 and ZL2JPM 4.1.
EA7GSU was 5.9 b/w with G3LUW and got 5.7/8 from VK4ZD. Pertti was 5.7 here and gave Coco 5.9, VK3KCD 5.3, F1CFA 5.9, and PA3AHC 5.3-7.
ZL1BFS no copy here, got 5.7/8 from VK4ZD and 5.2 from F1CFA. Doug was 5.8 b/w with VK4ZD and got 5.5 from VK2MCB.
VK3KCD was 5.3 with G3OKT and gave 4.4. Peter got 5.6 from G3LUW and 5.2 from F1CFA. Peter gave VK4ZD 5.9, gave F1CFA 4.2 and got5.2, gave ZL1BFS 5.5 and got 5.5, was 5.4 b/w with G4HCK, and gave ZL2JPM.
PA3AHC was 3.3 with QSB here, gave Peter 3.2 and got 4.3; Malcolm got 5.6 from VK4ZD, 5.3 from VK2MCB and was very weak with Klaus.
HB9CQS was a clear 5.5 here, gave ZL2JPM 5.5/6, gave VK3KCD 5.6/7, gave G3OKT 5.4/5, gave VK4ZD 5.9, Coco 5.9+25dB and gave G3LUW 5.5. Klaus was peaking 5.9+10dB with VK4ZD.
G3LUW gave Bill 5.8 and gave VK3KCD 5.6, but said the ZLs were not there!
YO9BC was 5.8 here, gave Bill 5.8/9, Klaus 5.9 +10dB and VK2MCB 5.9, and got 5.9 from Bill.
F1CFA was initially 3.1 here, later climbing to 5.7; got 5.7/8 from Bill and gave 5.8 and got 5.7 from VK2MCB.
VK2MVB was 5.6 here, 5.9 with Bill; Phil gave Peter 5.3 and got 5.2, gave Pertti 5.8, gave Brian 5.7 and gave F1CFA 5.7.
F4GHB was not heard here. Alaon was 2.2 to 1.1 with Klaus.
A visitor W9LIO in Indiana, was answered by Klaus who heard him at 5.7. Lionel could copy VK4ZD, VK2MCB, Klaus and ZL2JPM.
EA7GSU said he had been copying ZL2JPM all the time at 4.1. Pertti who had resurrected his 40m dipole said he was willing to test 7.110 MHz on Tuesday if other stations wished to join in.
The net closed at 0726z
 
From Pertti EA7GSU
Martti, OH6 Sunday Morning is fine as is his rig and antennaes. Only
suffering of bad conscience for not participating to Sunday morning
nets. Thanks for the greetings.
Sends his regards to everyone and "see you on the band!".
 
0800z - 0900z UK 80-metre Net on 3,693
From John G3OKT who was net control
A noisy net with deep fading 
G2FUU Tommy and I exchanged 5.9+, Brian gave Tommy 5.9++
G3LUW Brian was 5.9+10dB here
G3JJR John reached 5.9 here but went down to 5.7 in the noise. Very unusual for line of sight!
G0PCF Bruce was 5.9 here
G3SZF Bob was 5.8 here - like others up to 20dB below par! Bob was 5.6 with Brian.
We discussed last week's AGM which had gone well. Also possible use of a remote receiver like Hack Green SDR to combat the destructive noise level now reached on 80m.
 
1800z – 1830z  RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,694
 
2000z - 2030z  N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 19th May 2015  NZ  40-m net on 7117
 
0630z – 0700z Tuesday 19th May  2015  EUR net on 14,295.2
From John G3OKT
Sorry was not on the net this week - visiting family.
Pertti had said on May 18th : will be listening/calling tomorrow, Tuesday on 7114kHz at 0615utc,  i.e. 15min before the net meeting on 20m band.
 
From Bill VK4ZD
Pertti EA7GSU was 57 and gave me 57-8
Phil VK2MCB was 58-9 and gave me 59+10
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 55-7
Klaus HB9CQS was 57 and gave me 56-7
At 0700z we went to 7.118 but heard no European signals
Phil VK2MCB was 59+10
Frank VK3MCX called to get an audio check and was 47 to me
 
From Malcolm PA3AHC
Had no copy this morning on either 20m or 40m , although I could just hear Pertti working J-P on the latter . Will keep trying though…
PS : Also noise level from here on 80m Sunday was prohibitive .
 
That’s all for now,
73’s from John G3OKT


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