ROARS Nets

 

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”.

Kind regards

Robin

Main ROARS Net on Thursdays

This takes place every Thursday night at 19.00 local on 3565kHz and is run by our Webmeister 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 and 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 3565kHz 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.

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 on 3565kHz.. SKED DETAILS WHEN Tuesdays 1000 – 1100 Local time. Call Freqs: 3565 kHz/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. Duration: As long as you like.

Sked on Fridays

Clive 2E0CPF listens every Friday on 3565 kHz at 19.00 local as a chat net. According to the latest membership list there are 245 members with Amateur Licences. Of these 223 have GB and EI call signs. While some of you may no longer be active we are sure there must be more than the 12 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!

So CW skeds are as follows:-

Tuesdays weekly 1000-1100 local general chat no set format on 3565/7017kHz Thursday weekly 1900 local on 3565/1827 kHz main sked. Friday weekly 19.00 local general chat no set format on 3565kHz We look forward to hearing you.

Robin/G3OGP

Mike/M6MPC

Clive/ 2E0CPF

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Net Report for Thursday 16th September 2021 from Mike Carter.

Conditions better tonight although the band was very noisy. Most signals went up towards 599 after the start.
 
On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
PA2PCH              Ad fm Tynaarlo nr Groningen North Holland
 
2E0CPF               Clive fm Sale cheshire
 
GW3VVL              Ken fm Crew Green Wales
 
M0URL                 Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
EI3ER                   Tom fm Galway
 
PA3KGR                Tiel fm Pijnacker/Rotterdam
 
G3OGP                  Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
G4KDQ                  Jim fm South Liverpool
 
MI0RPT                  Richard fm Millisle N.I.
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph” in Dutch, then another in English diff subject.
Sent a Navigational warning.
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO ZSD bnd JCS where from, where to?   (Durban to Tokyo Bay-Yokohama/Kawasaki/Tokyo)
Q2 – Ships that fit through the original Panama Canal locks, were called what?         (Panamax Vessels)
Q3 – The big Naval Base in South Africa was where?    (Simonstown)                        
 
Good turnout tonight and good answers too. Memories coming back.   

Net report for Thursday 9th September from Mike Carter

Conditions pretty variable tonight. A lot of static due storms down south, but again, signals got better as Net moved on.
 
On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
G4KJD           Ian fm Ashill Somerset
 
PA2PCH        Ad fm Tynaarlo North Holland nr Groningen
 
G0CHV         Mike fm Morecambe
 
GW3VVL       Ken fm Crew Green Wales
 
G4KDQ         Jim fm South Liverpool
 
G3OGP         Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
M0URL          Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
EI3ER            Tom fm Galway
 
G4EOA          Tim fm Hastings
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph” in Dutch, then another in English diff Subject
Sent a Navigational Warning
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You Are QTO 9GA bnd 5OW where from, where to?     (Takoradi to Lagos)
Q2 – What was the callsign for Balboaradio, Panama?         (NBA)
Q3 -What island is situated between south coast of Sicily and Libya callsign 9HD?      (Malta)
 
Some good answers tonight but best was Tom/EI3ER, who got all 3.

 

Net report for Thursday 2nd September from Mike Carter

On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
G4KJD             Ian fm Ashill Somerset
 
PA2PCH           Ad fm Tynaarlo nr Grongingen North Holland
 
G4EOA             Tim fm Hastings
 
GW3VVL           Ken fm Crew Green Wales
 
G3OGP             Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
MW0JWW        John fm Fishguard
 
M0URL              Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
PA3KGR            Tiel fm Pijnacker/Rotterdam
 
G4DKQ              Jim fm South Liverpool
 
Mi0RPT              Richard fm Millisle N.I.
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph” in Dutch, then another in English diff. Subject
Sent Navigational Warning
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO TIM bnd XFU where from, where to? (Puerto Limon Costa Rica to Vera Cruz)
Q2 – Colombo/4PB is the capital of what?  (Ceylon)
Q3 – The callsign GBTT was transferred from Queen Mary to What?  (QE2)
 
Some good answers tonight, but Q1 difficult for some.

Net report for Thursday 26th August from Mike Carter

On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
G4KJD            Ian fm Ashill Somerset
 
G4EOA           Tim fm Hastings
 
GW3VVL         Ken fm Crew Greeen Wales
 
G0CHV            Mike fm Morecambe
 
MW0JWW       John fm Fishguard
 
M0URL            Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
G4DKQ            Jim fm South Liverpool
 
G3OGP            Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph”
Sent Navigational Warning
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO EJK bnd CUL where from, where to?   (Cork/Bantry Bay to Lisbon)
Q2 – If you were sailing on an ordinary cargo/Freighter type ships, did it have a bow thruster?       (like my time at sea,no one had bow thrusters, or even heard of them!)  A benefit for later years at sea.
Q3 – What seaport on the South African Coast was approx 30 degs south, 30 degs east?      (Durban)
 
Some very good answers tonight with everyone knowing Q3.   (Durban is also now having a new port to cope with containers)

Net report for Thursday 12th August from Mike Carter

Conditions very variable tonight with very low signals at first getting better a Net moved on. A lot of QSB too.
 
On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
G4KJD          Ian fm Ashill Somerset
 
GW3VVL       Ken fm Crew Green Wales
 
M0URL          Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
G4DKQ         Jim fm South Liverpool
 
G0CHV         Mike fm Morecambe
 
G4EOA         Tim fm Hastings
 
G3OGP         Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
Mi0RPT         Richard fm Millisle N.I.
 
MW0JWW     John fm Fishguard
 
EI3ER            Tom fm Galway
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph”
Sent Navigational Warning
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO TFA bnd TUA where from, where to?  ( Reykjavik Iceland to Abidjan Ivory Coast)
Q2 – A Doxford main diesel engine was built where?   (Sunderland, Weir Side)
Q3 – What is the nearest port to Tristan da Cunha?  (Capetown/ZSC)
 
Extremely good answers tonight from the lads. Memories flooding back!

Net report for Thursday 5th August from Mike Carter

Conditions not very good tonight and the band was also very noisy. I had HV Pylon noise of 50 c/s AC hum S9 + 5db,
which was awful to listen through. Also. a lot of fading of signals tonight. We have a new member or should I say a 
re join of Ken Gratton from Sulby Isle of Man.
 
On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
PA2PCH          Ad fmTynaarlo North Holland nr Groningen
 
GW3VVL         Ken fm Crew Green Wales
 
G3OGP            Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
M0URL             Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
G0CHV             Mike fm Morecambe  (When called, his noise was so bad he could not hear me)
 
GD4RGR          Ken fm Sulby Isle of Man
 
MW0JWW         John fm Fishguard
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph” in Dutch and then another in English Diff subject
Sent a Navigational Warning
3 Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO VIM bnd ASK where from, where to?                          (Melbourne to Karachi)
Q2 – What WW2 ships built in the USA and ran well into the 1960’s were called?     (Liberty boats, not forgetting T2 tankers)
Q3 – Where was Humberradio/GKZ situated? (Trusthorpe, near Mablethorpe)
 
Some good answers tonight. Memories still intact.

Net report for Thursday 29th July by Mike Carter

Conditions fair tonight but with some serious fading of signals but all received ok in spite of.
 
On tonight’s Net were the following :-
 
G4kJD          Ian fm Ashill Somer5set
 
G4EOA         Tim fm Hastings   (Unable to hear him when called, and he couldn’t hear me either)
 
G0CHV         Mike fm Morecambe
 
MI0RPT         Richard fm Millisle N.I.
 
M0URL          Peter fm Yateley Hants
 
G4DKQ          Jim fm South Liverpool
 
MW0JWW      John fm Fishguard
 
G3OGP           Robin fm Billingshurst Sussex
 
Sent Tintwistle WX
Sent QTC fm Union Mag “Telegraph”
Sent Nav Warning
3Questions :-
Q1 – You are QTO FFC bnd 8PO where from, where to?    (Martinique Caribbean to Barbados)
Q2 – In the late 1970’s, ships brought nuclear waste to Barrow in Furness for onward shipment to Windscale  Nuclear Plant. What country did the waste come from?  (Japan)
Q3 – Name the nearest coast station to Windscale Nuclear Plant?        (Portpatrickradio/GPK)