ROARS Nets

ROARS Net Awards 2022: Details from ROARS Chairman Robin Powell: 27 March 2022

“It is with pleasure that I am able to announce the members who have attended the Thursday Net for 20 or more times this year April to March 2021/22.

Mike M6MPC is obviously top of the list as our net controller. Many thanks for all your efforts during the year Mike it is very much appreciated by all of us.

Top of the participants this year and the winner is Tim G4EOA with 35

Ian G4JKD            32

Ken GW3VVL     31

Tony G4LFU        29

Tony G3ZRJ         28

Peter M0URL     28

Robin G3OGP    28

Mike G0CHV       26

Brian GM0GCO 25

Tom EI3ER           21

Well done all, a sterling effort”.

Kind regards

Robin

 Main ROARS Net on Thursdays

This takes place every Thursday night at 19.00 local on 3507kHz or 7017 Khz and is run by our Web Meister Mike Carter M6MPC. Each person that calls in will be given a QRY number. The net starts with Tintwhistle weather followed by a passage from the Maritime Union Magazine in Dutch and English plus a block of mixed 5-digit code groups. Then Mike sets the members three questions appertaining to our time at sea. Each member is then called in turn to give their weather, answers to the questions and any other pertinent information. If conditions on 3507kHz/7017Khz for the weekly Thursday 19.00 net are very poor such as long skip where no UK stations are readable then Mike M6MPC will revert to Top Band 1827kHz and call there. Check on WhatsApp Group before sked for QRG changes

ROARS Rag Chew Sked on Tuesdays

The following sked is 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. Please note that this is not really a Net as there will be no Net Controller. 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.

SKED DETAIL Tuesdays 1000 – 1100 Local time. Call Freqs: 3538/3565 kHz or 7017 kHz. Call format: CQ ROA DE MYCALL. Exchange: RST + Op Name + QSY +/- kHz. Call Speed: What you are comfortable with. (Speed of slower Operator) Topics: Your choice of Topic. So, Lads roll up your sleeves, dust down those keys and light up the airwaves with your CW QSOs!

Peter/M0URL

Mike/M6MPC

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Net report for Thursday 29th September from Mike Carter

Pretty good conditions again tonight all round, most 599 and above and even me!
 
On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
G4KJD         Ian fm Ashill Somerset
 
G4EOA        Tim fm Hastings
 
EI3KO          Mike fm Limerick
 
GW3VVL     Ken fm Crew Green Wales
 
G3ZRJ         Tony fm Pennymoor/Tiverton Devon
 
MW0JWW    John fm Fishguard
 
M0URL         Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
G3OGP        Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
G0CHV        Mike fm Morecambe
 
EI3ER          Tom fm Galway
 
MM0XMQ     Les fm Stonehaven/GND
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph”
Sent Navigational Warning
Sent some mixed code
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO YVG bnd CLA where from, where to?  (La Guaira Venezuela to Havana Cuba)
Q2 – The Welland Canal, part of the St Lawrence/Great Lakes Seaway, connects which 2 lakes?   (Lakes Erie & Ontario)
Q3 – What was the callsign of the Swiss Maritime HF Station?        (HEB/Bernradio)
 
Some good answers tonight, but we must remember that Caracas is inland. Its port is La Guaira.

Net report for Thursday 22nd September from Mike Carter

Best conditions this year so far. Every one bar one, was 599 or 599 +
 
On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
G4KJD         Ian fm Ashill Somerset
 
G4EOA        Tim fm Hastings
 
Ei3KO          Mike  fm Limerick
 
G0CHV        Mike fm Morecambe
 
M0URL        Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
MW0JWW   John fm Fishguard
 
G3OGP        Robin fm Billingshurst
 
MM0XMQ    Ken fm Stonehaven/GND
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph”
Sent Navigational Warning
Sent some mixed code
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You Are QTO SAG bnd ICB where from, where to?   (Gothenburg to Genoa)
Q2 – What was the difference in uniform stripes or epaulettes between the Electrician and the R/O? (The Lecky had darker green strips whereas the R/O had lighter green stripes.
Q3 – If you are on an electric propulsion ship, what powers the motor?  (One or more diesel generators)
 
Some very good answers tonight, and no questions missed due conditions!

Net report for Thursday 15th September from Mike Carter

A lot better conditions tonight with almost everyone 599 and over!
 
On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
GW3VVL        Ken fm Crew Green Wales
 
G4EOA          Tim fm Hastings
 
G3OGP          Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
M0URL           Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
PA3KGR        Tiel fm Pijnacker/Rotterdam
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag Telegraph” in Dutch, then another in English diff subject
Sent Navigational Warning
Sent some mixed code
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO TIM bnd 9YL where from, where to?  (Puerto Limon Costa Rica bnd Trinidad)
Q2 – What was usually mounted on the foremast of an all aft vessel?   (RX whip antenna)
Q3 – If a nautical mile is 6,076 feet, what is a statute mile or land mile? (5280 feet – 1760 yards)
 
Some very good answers tonight but still a lot of static around especially for Tiel off Holland.

Net report for Thursday 1st September from Mike Carter

onditions a little better tonight but still a lot of fading/QSB – Net on 7017 kc/s
 
On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
PA2PCH      Ad fm Apeldoorn
 
G4EOA       Tim fm Hastings
 
G3OGP       Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
Gw3VVL     Ken fm Crew Green  ( when called, I was unable to be heard by Ken)
 
M0URL       Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
PA3KGR     Tiel fm Pijnacker/Rotterdam
 
EI3ER         Tom Joined late
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph” in Dutch, then another in English diff subject
Sent Navigational Warning
Sent some mixed code
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO 4PB bnd VIT where from, where to?   (Colombo to Townsville Oz)
Q2 – What type of torch/flashlight had to be used going into oil tanks?  (gas tight or Intrinsic type)
Q3 – After purifying, heavy oil had to be what, before injected into a diesel marine engine?     (Heated)
 
Some good answers tonight, memories coming right back. Still fading of my signal so some part questions missed.

Net report for Thursday 25th August from Mike Carter

Conditions fair tonight, but still a lot of QSB on everyone’s signals.
 
On tonight’s Net were the following ;-
 
G4KJD            Ian fm Ashill Somerset
 
G4EOA           Tim fm Hastings
 
PA3KGR         Tiel fm Pijnacker/Rotterdam
 
G3OGP           Robin fm Billingshurst
 
G0CHV           Mike fm Morecambe
 
M0URL           Peter fm Yateley
 
MW0JWW       John fm Fishguard
 
GW3VVL         Ken From Crew Green.     (Ken had to bow out before he was called)
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph” in Dutch, then another in English diff subject.
Sent Navigational Warning.
Sent some mixed code.
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO VID bnd 9MG where from, where to?    (Darwin to Penang)
Q2 – What was the name of ships that carried coal from Geordieland to London power stations?  (Colliers/Flat Iron ships or Flatties)
Q3 – What slows a ships speed if not been in dry dock for ages?    (Sea growth e.g. barnacles on Hull etc)
 
Some very good answers tonight. Memories intact once again.