8/13/2003 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, KB1GZ, XO, IXN, and HHC. LDC, bk frm Lake Hebgen, told OPs that Montana was experiencing a drought wid high heat, and Larry and the XYL returned home by way of Las Vegas! And GZ has to clear away brush frm arnd his tower before the new owner can pick it up And OPs suggested different approaches fer Steve to solve his noise problem. XO said that the worst clock to reset is your body clock, after years of getting up vy early in the morning! Bob will soon join us retired hams in the Club! And XO will enjoy the additional time to take care of his ailing father. AF6C answered LDCs CW sigs just before Net, and LDC said AF6Cs sigs were FB! And Bob has been working sum CW on 20 & 15m. HHC said the 10 & & 15m bands were dead over last weekend. And HHC said that the OCWN was not on freq. last Sun. at 9:20 am.
W6ZE/IXN checked in KTS, LDC, AF6C, VDP, W7XQ(Luke), HHC, JD, MIV, MIH, MIG, BSV, QVY,
UEB, KFW and AE
Great check-in, OPs! KTS
had a busy wk, and David heard XQ FB. AF6C
hear XQs sigs FB, and AF6C suggested that we might hve a star get-to-gether to see
Mars and other celestial objects some nite in the near future. LDC reported on wildlife (elk, deer, bison) seen in
Montana, and also on the theatre, wid he & the XYL seeing Oklahoma and
Deadwood Dick on stage. And VDP,
surviving the heat, racked up grid squares DN28 & DN38 on 6m. HHC is looking forward to Friday Club
meetings presentation on Field Day frm Cuba, and Ken is busy replacing
the computer printer. XQ just moved to CA frm
Scranton, PA., visited the Candy Store recently
And Luke found
8/17/2003 OCWN 40m CW Net NC/UEB checked in KFW, CW,IB, GVG, NT, and IOA. UEB was barely able to hear IOA, and Rick, wid S9 QRN, then trimmed sum vines growing on the twin lead, and moving the ladder line away frm the side of the QTH QRN gone! KFW enjoyed the FD in Cuba 2003 program at Club meeting, and CW is looking forward to the upcoming KFI tour/BBQ lunch on Aug. 30, and, taking a few classes at Golden West College this Fall. IB said that weeds wrap arnd his radials during the rainy season, causing SWR havoc! (vy interesting!) GVG has returned frm Colombia, soon to be off to Lithuania followed by a nite train trip to Moscow! One of NTs boarded horses will be leaving fer college wid his owner, and Ray will miss Mr. Personality. Weak sigs between IOA & UEB forced Casey to relay his report frm Point Mugu. Casey was able to hear most of the OPs sigs.
8/20/2003 10m Phone Net Wid AF6C absent, LDC assumed NC duties. W6ZE/LDC checked in KB1GZ, IXN, and JD. OPs talked abt the flooding in the local mountains and inland valleys, and IXN mentioned a possible Mars Party, providing there is enuf interest and WX conditions are favorable! GZ has been busy tracking dwn devices in the QTH that are causing QRN, and Steve is all ready fer the upcoming Convention. LDC was not impressed wid the Queen Mary as a convention site, giving it only a C+ or a D- evaluation! LDC reminded OPs to get ham gear ready fer the Club Auction in Oct.! Seems that a number of OPs have already given HHC a list of their items to be placed on the website fer the upcoming auction! JD will speak to OPI abt making sure that we hve a big enuf room at Red Cross fer the Auction.
8/20/2003 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, KTS, VDP, XQ, KFW, BSV, MIH, MIG, NOL, MIV, LDC, and QVY. JD, hearing all sigs well, reminded OPs abt the upcoming Convention in Sept., the Club Auction in Oct., and election of officers in Nov. KTS wud be interested in a Mars Party, and VDP missed the Sun. OCWN, being busy wid house chores. Larry & QVY attended the swapmeet last Sat. VDP 73d to download a big file. XQ, adjusting to CA heat & humidity, has found Mars in the SE sky, and Luke is relieved that he will not be facing another cold, PA winter! KFW, and OPs, enjoyed the talk on Cuban FD 2003 at Meeting last week, and BSV attended a car rally near Gorman last weekend. NOL got bk frm the Huntsville Hamfest, but JAY wont be home until Fri. eve He is still at Space Camp, and, JAY also won a gold, 2 silvers, and a bronze medal at the IARU competition Congrats, Jay! MIV, over at MIG & MIHs QTH, hope they can get to the River soon after the bad storms in the inland valleys! UC was glad to see a number of younger members at last meeting to hear the Cuban FD 2003 presentation. QVY checked into Net frm Signal Hill in the Long Beach area. NC cud hear Stephen 5/7, wid sum white noise on his sigs.
8/24/2003 OCWN 40m CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IB, CW, IOA, KFW, VDP, OIO, and NT. UEB continues plodding toward his WAS, and Rick suggested OPs meet fer lunch at the Convention on Sept. 6, wid confirmations frm VDP, IOA, FKW, and CW, and a maybe frm OIO Anyone else? Drop UEB an E-mail. IB wished he cud jog dwn frm Loomis fer lunch! CW gave NCS a gud sig rpt, and Kathy will be going on the KFI tour nxt Sat. IOA was hearing OPs well in Port Hueneme, and KFW is looking forward to the upcoming ARRL SW Div. Convention. Yard work continues at the VDP QTH, and OIO is torn between two goodies The ARRL Conv., and, the Dana Point Tall ships Festival the same weekend! Hm-m-m-m! Goat Hill may disappear in the future?! Tell us more, NT!!
8/27/2003 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in GZ, IXN, HHC, and TWA. OPs enjoyed viewing Mars and learning about telescopes, from the St. Anne Church parking lot in Santa Ana on the evening of 8/26. There were too many people, including OPs, their guests, and parishoners to mention everyone here, but from our memories, GZ and CDD, HHC and Diane, KTS, IXN & Lee, UC, CW, AF6C, HHCs harmonic, David, David's wife Wendy, young Joshua, and Wendys mom, just to mention a few! IXN asked AF6C abt the Golden Lab puppy presently boarding at his sisters home bk East, and HHC took the grandharmonics to the beach this morning. Then Ken told OPs to check out the 40 to 45 items, for the upcoming Club auction, already listed on the website. HHC will miss Net next week Hes chauffering Diane to a poker tournament in Laughlin! TWA copied all OPs well until Charles lost us in the switchover to 21.375 MHz at 8:00pm!
8/27/2003 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in AF6C, W7XQ, JD, TWA, UEB, HHC, HU, UC, GW/m, and MIV. AF6C & HHC sent along tnx to the pastor of St. Anne Church for use of the parking lot for the Mars Party, and AF6C asked XQ if he got his badge. XQ confirmed receipt of his badge and he and AF6C and HHC discovered that they are all book readers Harry Potter, Rick Boyer mysteries, etc. Many OPs are off to the Convention this weekend, and JD reminded all Club members to wear their badges! TWA had a landline during the 10m Net & was unable to follow OPs to 21.375 MHz! UEB passed along info. abt the Sunday morning OCWN CW Net, and, Rick told OPs that the Net will be meeting fer lunch at the Convention on Sat. And HHC joined us after sending off a proposal for a new contract wid a prospective client. UC talked wid VKZ today, and Frank told Jim that N7PA, Phil, is in the Mission Hosp. Wid a stomach problem. AE6HU, Bob, checked in frm Brea. Bob attends most of the local swapmeets Wonder if he knows VDP?! GW/m checked in wid strong sigs on her way home frm work, and Cory & UC both enjoyed the Mars Party. MIV got bk frm the River, where he, MIG, and MIH, enjoyed cooling off in the river frm their boat. They also slept on the boat.
8/31/2003 OCWN 40m CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in IOA, GVG, KS6CW, RND, NT, and IB. UEB took the family on a sightseeing
trip to Beverly Hills & Santa Monica, and Rick reminded OPs abt the OCWN lunch at the
ARRL Convention nxt Sat
Rickll be wearing a wide-brim white hat! And NCS
reported gud band condx fer all OPs today! IOA, experiencing gud band condx, worked his
first 10m QSO! GVG is preparing fer his upcoming trip to Lithuania & Moscow, after
meeting OPs at the Convention. CW has a photo credit, p. 20, in the Sept. issue of
Congrats, Kathy! And CW invites all OPs to visit the Morse Telegraph Club table
at the Convention. RND had a great vacation visiting his son who is building a log cabin
on Lake Henry, Idaho, then it was off to Boise to visit the grandharmonics! NT
struck the QSL jackpot! He has received 260 cards over the past couple of
weeks wid 140 more on the way! IB had QRN frm early morning thunderstorms, and Casey
will be taking the family to the daschund races at the State Fair in Sacramento.
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