ROARS Net fallback frequency
ROARS Weekly Net Fall-back Frequency
Due to the continuing unfavourable propagation conditions on 3538 Khz which has prevented the running of the weekly ROARS Net for the past 3 weeks we would like to propose the following fall-back procedure.
The weekly Thursday Net will commence with a CQ call by MX0ROA as usual on 3538 Khz at 1930 hours Local Time. If conditions are too bad to run the net on this frequency we will try again on 1827 Khz +/- depending on QRM.
Therefore if you cannot hear MX0ROA on the primary frequency of 3538Khz please retune to 1827 Khz.
This procedure will continue until such time as conditions improve on 80Metres.
New ROARS Sked on Tuesdays
NEW RAGCHEW(TUE)SDAY SKED
We would like to propose the following new sked to encourage more members to go on the air for a leisurely CW chat as we used to do during a slack watch at sea. This will provide an on air meeting place and time to connect with colleagues/ friends which we don’t have at the moment.
Please note that this is not a Net and there will be no Net Controller. However for the first few weeks there will be a couple of us waiting in the wings to help things along. As a matter of courtesy, QSOs should proceed at the speed of the slower operator. Once a QSO is established please QSY Up or down to make room for others to make a call.
WHEN Commencing Tuesday Sept. 6th and weekly thereafter from 1000 – 1100 Local time.
Call Freqs: 3538 KHz and 7017 KHz.
Call format: CQ ROA DE MYCALL.
Exchange: RST + Op Name + (optional) Membership Number. + QSY +/- KHz.
Call Speed: What you are comfortable with. (Speed of slower Operator)
Topics: Your choice of Topic.
Duration: As long as you like.
According to the latest membership list there are 245 members with Amateur Licences. Of these 222 have GB and EI call signs. While some of you may no longer be active we are sure there must be more than the 10 or so that join the weekly net. So Lads roll up your sleeves, dust down those keys and light up the airwaves with your CW QSOs!
We look forward to hearing you on the air.
Net report for Thursday 7 September from Mike Carter
Net report for Thursday 31st August from Mike Carter
Net report for Thursday 24th August
Conditions were pretty good tonight but not as good as last week. on the Net were the following :-
G3PLE Duke fm Helston
G3ZRJ Tony fm Pennymoor/Tiverton
G0ELZ Bill fm Liverpool
G4LFU Tony fm Penrith
G0CHU Mike fm Morecambe
MI0RPT Richard fm nr Newtownards N.I.
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph”
TR 9VG 9VG MYGC MYGC ss Axina QTO yrs bnd Illigan City Philippines QSX GKA Lists and local MF +
5 Questions :-
Q1 – On steam ships, top of the engineroom rails, anyone get burnt fingers trying to dry their dhobi in the hotest place?
Q2 – Did any lad hear of any incident of HP steam leaking in the engineroom with dangerous results?
Q3 – What was the vibration level like in your cabin compared with a motor ship?
Q4 – What differences were apparent between a steamship and a motorship apart from double the bunkers used?
Q5 – What is the new name for Saigon? (HoChiMinh City)
Q1 and Q2 had no answers so presume no incidents etc.
Q3 and Q4 Definitely more vibration on motorships especially when in ballast (light ship). Steam ships seemed to give a more pleasant almost
vibration free ride compared with motorships.
Some good answers tonight. Tony G3ZRJ got HoChiMinh City so did Mike/G0CHV.
It’s nice to know a lot of the lads can remember differences between Steamships and motor ships after all this time, so the memory banks
are still there waiting to be tapped!!
Net report for Thursday 17th August from Mike Carter