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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 31st - February 2nd 2016

ROAR Nets Report for 31st Jan and 2nd Feb 2016
 
0730z - 0800z Anzo Net on 7,110
From Bill VK4ZD
Noel VK2IWT was 59+20 and gave me 59+30
Phil VK2MCB was 59+5 and gave me 59
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Peter VK3KCD had reported that he would not be on the net on 31 Jan due to selling house and moving duties.
Only three of us on the net, myself, Bill VK4ZD and Noel VK2IWT
Noel VK2IWT was 59+ and gave me 59
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave me 59
 
0800z - 0900z Europe - Anzo Net on 14,295.2 Long Path
SFI 105 A 3 K 2 sunspots 30 ; Heavy contest interference in Europe.
From Bill VK4ZD
Doug ZL1BFS built from 57 to 59
Phil VK2MCB was 57 and gave me 59
Noel VK2IWT was 33
Brian G3LUW was 44
Coco YO9BC was 44
John G3OKT was 33 building to 55 and gave me 55
Miika OH2BAD was 57-8 and gave me 57-9 - again he was a great help with net control
Klaus was 58-9 and gave me 57-8
Nick G4HCK was 44 and gave me 43
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 22
Pertti EA7GSU was initially 33 building to 44 and then 55
Malcolm PA3AHC was 11-22
Vitor CT1BJZ 33-44 - wonderful to hear his voice again
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave 57
Doug ZL1BFS was 57 and gave 59
Noel VK2IWT was 57 and gave 59 – most unusual
Miika OH2BAD was 57 and gave 57 – nice to see a return to decent propagation for me
Brian G3LUW was 53 but didn’t copy a report
Klaus HB9CQS was 55 and gave 57
Nick G4HCK was 53 and gave 51
Jean Pierre F1CFA was 32
Pertii EA7GSU was 55
John G3OKT was 43
Malcolm PA3AHC was 33
Vitor CT1BJZ was 43
 
From John G3OKT
YO9BC was first up, 5.7/8 here and 3.8 with Pertti
EA7GSU who gave me 5.9
OH2BAD and I exchanged 5.9+20dB b/w. Miika gave 5.7 for both G3LUW and YO9BC
HB9CQS was only 5.4 QSB here initially but was 5.9+20dB with Miika; Klaus came up to 5.9+10dB here at 0855z when he was also 5.8 with Bill VK4ZD.
HB9CQS gave 5.4 for both ZL1BFS and G3LUW, 4.3 for G4HCK, 5.3 for F1CFA, 5.7 for VK4ZD and found Coco difficult at 4.3.
G4HCK was 5.4 here when free of contest interference; Nick got 5.8 from EA7GSU.
F1CFA got 5.6 from OH2BAD (and later 5.9 down to 5.3 in QRM). No trace of Jean Pierre here.
ZL1BFS was 5.3 here when in the clear, and 5.5 with Miika; Doug gave Miika 5.4; exchanged 5.5 b/w with G3LUW and got 5.4 from EA7GSU. Doug later came up to 5.6 here at 0847 and gave Malcolm 4.2. Doug was 5.4 with Pertti.
VK4ZD just touching S1 here (no copy) at 0815; Bill was 5.7 with Pertti. By 0830, Bill was copying all British stations at 4.4 and came up to 2.3 here.
EA7GSU was 5.8 here; gave G3LUW 5.9 and PA3AHC 5.8; gave only 1.1 for F1CFA (no copy)
PA3AHC faintly heard here at 2.1 at 0900; was 5.9+15dB with OH2BAD!
VK2MCB was 5.3 with OH2BAD; Phil got 4.4 to 5.5 from Klaus. Phil was only 2.1 here at 0858; was 5.7 with OH2BAD
VK2IWT Noel and VK3KCD Peter were not copied here. Noel was 3.2 with HB9CQS
CT1BJZ Vitor was 5.9 with OH2BAD, HB9CQS and G3OKT; was 3.3 with VK4ZD at 0852 (Bill came up to 5.5 here at 0852); Vitor gave PA3AHC 5.6, G3LUW 5.9+10dB and G3OKT 5.9. All remembered and appreciated Vitor’s superb hospitality at the Lisbon Convention; best wishes were offered for Vitor’s wife who suffers poor health.
G4HCK Nick gave Viktor 5.9 and Pertti 5.8/9.
VK4ZD was peaking S9 with Miika at 0854.
 
0900z -1000z UK 80-metre Net on 3,694
From John G3OKT
G3LUW Brian was net control and was 5.9+20dB here.
PA3AHC was 5.7 here, gave me 5.9 but was unreadable by G7OAI
G7OAI was 5.9; heard G3LUW at 5.7 to 5.9+. Got 5.9 from G3LUW.
G2FUU was just 5.9 (weaker than usual) but 5.9+10dB with G7OAI
G3SZF was 5.9+5dB here. S8 to S9 with G7OAI and G3LUW; was 4.7 in noise with Malcolm PA3AHC.
G0SQH was S8 to S9+20dB here in QSB!
G0PCF Bruce and Susan had confirmed they will not attend the ROAR/RIBI AGM in May.
G0SQH requested details of the AGM from G3LUW.
G7OAI suggested a collective trip/visit together on the Saturday 14th May, day of the AGM, and a free visit day on Friday 13th .
G3OKT will be net control next week, G7OAI on Feb 14th and G3LUW on 21st.
G3LUW and G2FUU said they would listen for ROAR stations at the 1800z sked.
The net closed at 0950.
 
1200z – 1300z TransAtlantic Net on 14,287/8
 

Sunday Trans-Atlantic net at 1500hrs utc on 14287kHz
From John G3OKT
I took a listen at 1500z on 14.310 and heard EA7GSU at 5.7; Pertti gave G3LUW 5.9+ Brian was 5.5 here.
PA3AHC was 4.3 here; Pertti gave Malcolm 5.7 early in the net, down to 5.2 later.
G3SZF gave Pertti 2.1; Pertti said Bob had QSB from S2 to 5.7.
I did not transmit.
 
1800z – 1830z RIBI evening 80-metre Net on 3,693
Tommy G2FUU and Brian G3LUW had earlier said that they would listen for any check-ins
 
2000z - 2030z N.AM Transcontinental Net on 14,287/8
 
0700z – 0730z Tuesday 2nd February 2016 NZ 80-m net on 3,693
 
0800z - 0830z Tuesday 2nd February 2016 EUR net on 14,295.2 / 7,136 +/-
Propagation forecast at 0905z was SFI 100 A 9 K 2 sunspots 42
From Bill VK4ZD
Phil VK2MCB was 57 and gave me 59+5
Pertti EA7GSU was 57-8 and gave me the same report
Brian G3LUW was 58 and gave me 59
Coco YO9BC was 22 with a frozen rotator
Jean-Pierre F1CFA was 56 and gave me 54 building to 56
Malcolm PA3AHC was 44-55 and gave me 43-55
We closed the net at 0838z
 
From Phil VK2MCB
Bill VK4ZD was 59 and gave 57
Pertii EA7GSU was 57 and gave 54 – Much better propagation into Spain from my QTH
Brian G3LUW was 53
Unfortunately I had to leave the net to cook dinner; my turn at the BBQ!!
 
Sorry from John G3OKT – couldn’t be on the air today. Hurricane Henry mangled my antenna feeder!
 
That’s all for now,
73s from John G3OKT
4th Feb 2016
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