ROARS Net Awards 2020: Details from ROARS Chairman Robin Powell: 27 March 2020
“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 2019/20.
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”.
ROARS Net Important Notice (23rd March 2018)
Commencing immediately the ROARS Thursday night net is re-instated on 3538 Khz (plus or minus for QRM) at 1930LT
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 information (November 2017). Please read, this is in 2 parts
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.
New Sked on Fridays (Note change of time)
As another option , another sked will be on trial as follows.
Every Friday afternoon on 3538 khz at 19.30z winter
So cw skeds are as follows:-
Tuesdays weekly 1000-1100z general chat no set format
Thursday weekly 1930z winter on 3538/1827 khz main sked
Fridays weekly 19.30z general chat no set format, on trial at the moment
All times alter to summer time (bst) or winter time (gmt) as clocks alter.
After qso on 3538 ops requested to move up 2 khz to 3540 to give other callers a clear call frequency , after finishing chat, return to 3538 to listen and /or give end of work signal qru/va
This is to try and get more members on cw when they have time as have been advised that some members unable to make Thursday night sked due to other comitments.
Clive/ M6BQF QRP 2E0CPF
Net Report for Thursday 21st May from Mike Carter
Net report for Thursday 14th May from Mike Carter
Conditions tonight were pretty good and no “Lids” on our frequency which made life a lot easier.On tonight’s Net were the following :-G4KJD Ian fm Ashill SomersetG4NCZ John fm Manchester (Nice to have him back on the Net)G0CHV Mike fm MorecambeG3OGP Robin fm Billingshurst SussexG0ELZ Bill fm LiverpoolGw3VVL Ken fm Crew GreenG4EOA Tim fm HastingsM0URL Peter fm Yateley HantsMI0RPT Richard fm Millisle N.I.Sent Tintwistle WX (high of 20c!)Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph”Sent some mixed code3 Questions :-Q1 – You are QTO CUL bnd KLB where from, where to? (Lisbon to Seattle)Q2 – What was the main source of power for the deck derricks? (Older ships – steam. Later ships DC mains or 3 phase a/c.Q3 – What part of a ships hull made it more efficient cutting through the sea or ice? (Bulbous Bow)Some good answers tonight but not many remembering KLB as Seattle. Perhaps not on the Japan-USA run.I nearly forgot the clapping at 2000 lt but was a minute late but did it any way and the last weeks also.