3/02/2003 40m OCWN CW NET NCS/UEB checked in KS6CW, IMW, OIO, VDP, NT, VQH(Al, Mission Viejo), and RND. UEB thanked NT & CW fer sending their QSL cards, and Rick listened in on the ARRL SW Div.s Section Managers Net on 7274 KHz at 0800 this am. And CW visited HRO on Fri. to purchase a PG4P programming interface fer her TH-G71A HT in order to up & download freqs. between the computer & radio. IMW worked sum DX in the ARRL International DX Contest yesterday, but he wasn't getting any replies on 20m! OIO reported that a vandal(s) tore her windshield wipers off Driving widout them was no picnic, and, Ann paid big bucks to have them repaired! VDP planned to spend part of the day on finding a water leak in the truck, hoping fer no rain before he finds it! NT sent tnx to UEB fer the QSL card, and Ray reported that his racoon-attacked chicken laid her first egg recovery must be nearly complete. VQH has been vy busy fer 2 wks working the contest & chasing DX, logging several new countries on 20m. RND has been busy preparing fer eye surgery come Tuesday, and all OPs wish John a successful operation and recovery!
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in JD, CCD, IXN, HHC, and TWA.
JD said that BWH wud not be at the shack tonite fer the 2m Net
Newsline file tonite! Most OPs looked forward
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, VDP, KFW, HHC, AF6C, TWA, CCD, and UC. JD commented on HHCs gud sigs and stable osc.
In the 757, and VDP has finished checking out JSVs gear. Nw Larry will take it to the swapmeet. And VDPd reported a gud turnout fer the OCWN last
Sun. KFW pulled a muscle while running last
Fri.(OUCH!) And Chris worked several stations
using PSK-31. HHC picked up the 757, and Ken
didnt hve to pay an arm & a leg after all fer the servicing
tuning dial (optical encoder) was frozen. Then
Ken told OPs abt his familys enjoyable ski trip up at Mammoth. AF6C tweaked IXNs interest when he described
a new toy, an allegro chip that measures magnetic fields (2.2mv/gauss, and 60 Hz fields,
Then Bob said that he converted to digital cable today. TWA had Champion tomatoes up till Feb.!
Charles told OPs abt his days in the CCC building the campsites at Mammoth. And Charles thinks that he might hve a virus on his
computer, too. UC says that the
40m OCWN CW Net
NC/UEB checked in KS6CW, GVG, VDP,
3/12/2003 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in VKZ, IXN, CCD, and HHC. AF6C had a slight intermittent at Nets
beginning, but only on VKZs check-in. And
VKZ said the Constitution/Bylaws committee had a gud meeting last nite
that he was glad to be out of the hospital and recuperating at home. IXN told AF6C that he is now receiving all of Bobs
E-mails, and IXN gave a rundown on the viruses that hve infected his computer. And IXN hasnt heard anything further abt
repairs on the
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, AF6C, VDP, KFW, HHC, CCD, MIG, and KYJ. JD got the window dwn in the auto, but cudnt
put it bk up!
A stuck relay caused the problem! And
AF6C has a meeting at the factory to determine his official retirement date. And JD & AF6C will check out Club interest in
buying Anderson Power Connectors. VDP, wid the
ant. 3 ft. lower, is repairing termite damage, patching & filling holes, in
preparation for painting at the QTH. And Larry
says he has bk copied of Nuts & Bolts which contain amateur radio
projects. And VDP says that he has pwr
xformers, tubes, etc., if you need em! KFW
said theyre hving a heat wave bk East
temps all the way up to 40
deg.! And Chris & the XYL are off to
3/16 40m OCWN CW NET NCS/UEB checked in IMW, KS6CW, VDP, OIO, NT, and RND. UEB had sum serious flooding on his street during the last rain A clogged storm drain will do it everytime!! Then came a call frm the Irvine PD announcing a crime wave in Ricks area! And IMW, washed out at last Sat.s swapmeet, will be moving next weekend No Club meeting No Net! KS6CW found her pix in FISTS Keynote, p. 47 Look fer CW on her hat! And EUB also saw OIO and RND in Keynote, too! Last Sat. of March will find VDP at the TRW Swapmeet, and Larry said the last rain storm was the worst that he cud remember! All OPs were glad to hear that RNDs eye surgery was successful, and OIO said it was 30 deg. & snowing in the mts. Wid the temp. in the QTH at 55 deg., And was waiting fer the firewood, stacked arnd the stove, to dry out! Anns snow made NT shiver, as Ray awaits Goat Hill to slowly rise out of the mud! And RND, wid seeing eyes, proceeded to wipe away 113 e-mails, half of which were porno! (Too bad we cant pass a law that only allows porno to be sent in CW, to discourage a few of these idiots!) Thats whats good abt CW No Porno!! By the way, NT, are there any goats up on Goat Hill?!
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, IXN, HHC, and CCD. AF6C
checked in wid intermittent audio, and Bob said that he is off fer an interview wid the
retirement gal as soon as his retirement package arrives.
And LDC soared up the band as he accidentally hit the up button
on the rig! Larry missed part of AF6Cs
xmission, and LDC said that he got his new QST, discussing wid OPs the Rock Mite
rig article. AF6C wud like to put a Rock Mite
on 10mHZ. HHC told OPs that the
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, VDP, AF6C, TWA, HHC, MIH, MIG, MIF, KFW, and KG6PAU, Kevin,
at the military base in Los Alamitos.
3/23/2003 40m OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB checked in KS6CW, GVG, VDP, OIO, NT, and RND. UEB is still investigating HF antennas, and we must give a few grunts fer Rick Hes still trying to pound a ground rod into the backyard! CW formatted her hard drive on Fri. to get rid of viruses, including KLEZ, and Kathy gave all OPs 599s Then CW QNXed fer choir practice. (Kathy See IXN at Club meeting for an alternative method of ridding you computer of viruses). GVG, bowing out of Net next week, noted that CWs freq. was a mite low, and VDP enjoyed PZOs adventures on Arco Oil Tankers at last Club meeting. VDP hopes to attend the TRW Swapmeet come Sat. OIO reported all sigs FB excpet fer GVG wid 339/QSB sigs. And Ann has the tomatoes & beans planted, the strawberries are ripe, nw to enjoy the produce before the bugs get it! Chapt. 1 of The Tale of Goat Hill was delayed due to an urgent plumbing problem! In Chapt. 2, NT will detail the plumbing problem! Wid the new eagle vision, RND was able to drive to 3 gigs this week, Johns 1st driving since Dec.! And RND is spending too much time watching the war on the boob tube! He hopes the war will be over soon!!
3/26/2003 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, HHC, VKZ, JD, IXN, and CCD. LDC had the day off, but spent the time grading papers and fuming over the poor writing habits of his students! And AF6C and LDC traded comments on Larrys military radio exploits during the Korean Conflict. HHC, plunging forward in his efforts to get the new computer in working order, goes round & round wid skuzzy cards & scanners! IXN tells AF6C that he can still buy just a plain telephone answer service, widout all of the trimmings, at Radio Shack And AF6C is enjoying the technical programs on digital TV. VKZ and PA both picked up stomach bugs at the Crab Cooker restaurant, and they are a bit under the WX. Wid news of the war disconcerting, a heavy dog asleep on his lap, and the phone ringing, Frank 73s! JD, IXN, and HHC all noted AF6Cs on and off agn audio Bob suspects the ant. tuner. JD spent today loafing arnd the QTH (suffer! you working OPs!) And El Presidente, AF6C, HHC, CCD, and IXN all enjoyed John Ramseys discussion & tour of the Red Cross EOC at last Club meeting! IXN said that HHCs 757 is as steady as a rock on freq., and IXN read a short blurp on a new forming galaxy, POX 186. Bob has also installed Norton Antivirus 2003 on the computer. CCD experienced sum computer troubles, but Tom merely turned the computer off & on agn, and all was fine! Then Tom was off to din-din.
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, AF6C, LDC, BWH, VDP, and HHC.
Lowell, El Presidente, reminded all OPs to be thinking abt signing up fer
staffing the Ham Booth at the O.C. Fair
40m OCWN CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in JIL/6, KS6CW, VDP,
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