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 15th August from Mike Carter
Net report for Thursday 8th August from Mike Carter
Net report for Thursday 1st August from Mike Carter
Net report for Thursday 25th July from Robin Powell
Conditions tonight were very noisy due to heavy QRN
On tonight’s net were
G4EOA Tim from Hastings
G4KJD Ian from Ashill
G3ZRJ Tony from Pennymoor
G3PLE Duke from Helston
M0URL Peter from Yately
G0CHV Mike from Morecombe
2E0CPF Clive from Sale
Sent WX from Billingshurst
Sent QTC from “Making a Career in Marine Radio”
Sent Mixed code
Q1 You are QTO LPD bound 6VA where from and to? (Buenos Aires to Dakar Senegal)
Q2 What is the maximum CW speed to be used for Distress Traffic? (16wpm)
Q3 What frequency in the 8mHz band was used for distress and survival communications with Aircraft? (8364 kHz)
Good answers tonight with most getting at least 2 correct.
Net report for 18th July from Mike Carter