10/05/2003 40m OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW/6, KS6CW, KA6G, IB, OIO, IOA, RND, VDP, and NT. UEB worked an AK and an NJ station in the CA. QSO Party, and Rick had a 3-way QSO wid IOA & IMW last week. IMW got the flagpole ant. bk on the air Ian will do on-air testing and report bk. CW made brownies fer the Choir party this afternoon. KA6G spent the day learning to use logging software for use working the CA QSO Party. IB ran a ARES simplex FM net for SET weekend and worked 25 SSB contacts in CQP as well, and OIO has been whacking on a tree stump in the backyard, and doing sum carving. IOA gave all OPs 599, and Ron says it looks like band condx & jackets go together(hihi). RND had gud copy on all, and John spent too much time watching sports, and music frm the Blues on PBS Nw fer more TV come the Tues. Election! VDP checked in, told OPs he worked over 100 OPs in the CA QSO Party, then went bk to the Contest fer more multipliers. NT said his 12 yr old house dog, Joey, became a Silent Bark this week So sad ! But he had a really gud life! And Ray did work a couple of fellas in the CQP thing.
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, BSV, VDP, HHC, KFW, (MIG, MIF, MIH), and AF6C. JD accurately predicted the Cub elimination in the
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10/19/2003 40m OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW/6, VDP, KFW, RND, IB, NT, KS6CW, KA6G, and GVG. UEB and IMW visited the swapmeet in Pomona where they found VDP All had a nice chat! IMW did sum work on the antenna, installing a matching unit right at the base. VDP enjoyed them Club Auction and meeting UEB and IMW at the Cal Poly Swapmeet. KFW went to the Club Auction and picked himself up a Bird Wattmeter. RND had two maple trees cut bk, and wid the leaves gone, all sigs hve improved but UEB, who is dwn in the noise level. And John has been watching baseball Go FLA! IB had heavy QRN, reading NCS at 439, all other stations Q5. NT reports in amid the gloom on the Hill, but, wid sun already out in Irvine, NCS tells Ray that gloom will be wiped away soon on the Hill! IMW & JIL think that CW was doubling on NCS sigs to Ray We think her message was lost in the QRM. KA6G said that all OP sigs were down, and Jim was glad that UEB got the Mickey Mouse card! GVG, way dwn in the QRN got a few words and a call sign thru to NCS Hoping fer better condx next week!
10/22/2003 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in HHC, LDC, CCD, GW, and IXN. HHC said the troublesome carrier abt 200 Hz off freq. is bk agn! Ken & OPs passed along kudos to LDC & VDP fer a FB job handling the Club Auction! HHC reported a profit to the Club of $125+ dollars frm the Auction. And Ken suggested that the Board check out a possible FD site near Prospect & Chapman. LDC wud hve liked to see more participants at the Auction IXN suggested earlier, and more, advertising next year. LDC reported gud sigs on all OPs tonite, and Larry will now rearrange the hamshack now that he has gotten rid of sum old gear. CCD missed the auction He was up 5000 ft. in the mountains! GW enjoyed herself at the auction, now Corri has to figure out what to do wid the antennas she picked up! AF6C picked up a freq. counter (works FB!) and the SB-620 Bob plans to replace the pwr transformer in his old SB-620.
10/22/2003 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in AE6UC, JD, HHC, VDP, and BSV. UC had a busy work week, and Jim enjoyed the auction Hes nw hving fun wid his new toys! El Presidente JD is off to a 10 yr-old grandharmonics BD party come Sat. VDP, HHC, & IXN all discussed loading ants. wid a Johnson Matchbox HHC picked up a Matchbox at the Auction. VDP has a manual for the Matchbox. Ken asked VDP to accompany him to a possible FD site in Orange in the near future, and BSV checked in wid broken sigs. Carl found a loose wire on the pwr supply which eliminated the problem. HHC informed BSV of a late sale fer $9 BSV told HHC to donate it to the Club Tnx, Carl! And all OPs passed kudos along to BSV fer the FB display of auction items frm his dads hamshack, and, to VDP & LDC for the FB job done at the Club Auction!
10/26/2003 40m OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IB, GVG, IOA, OIO, VDP, NT, IMW/6, RND, and KFW. UEB conducted the Net under falling ash, the aroma of burning vegetation, and a pink sun in the City of Irvine! And Rick thanked NT for his kind gift of a handcrafted key complete wid his call and the OCWN logo! No notes today fer IB in Loomis, and GVG was getting much smoke frm the Camp Pendleton fire and a new fire to his east, wid wind picking up in North San Diego County! And IOA, in Port Hueneme and fires on all sides, had gud cpy on all. OIO reported fair to gud sigs on all but VDP Larry was +20! And Ann kept her fingers crossed for dead trees in the mountains At least the Yanks go beat! VDP nw has jury duty. UEB had jury duty abt a month ago, but wasnt selected fer a trial. NT was glad UEB got the package OK, and wid smoke on the Hill, Ray feels fer the folks getting singed! IMW/6 had a S7 noise level, but great South American DX frm CQ Contest! RND said sum sigs were strong, and others weak He washed the fall-out off the car, patio, and driveway Sure felt sorry fer all who lost homes! KFW, still on bay watch, was unreadable in the S7 QRN. No check-in for Kathy, CW Shes attending a Morse Telegraph Club meeting in Downey!
10/29/2003 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, HHC, CCD, and IXN. LDC will pick up Charmaines tower frm GZ after the Club Bfast Sat. morning. And HHC, AF6C, CCD, and LDC discussed surplus outlets, mainly APEX. HHC said that there were northern lights, caused by the solar flare, all the way down to Santa Barbara! After LDC told us abt a 4-day Halloween party he attended at the Elks Lodge, Larry sounded like he had a mouth full of mush! His audio sigs degraded quickly! LDC discovered a loose ground strap that may be causing the problem. HHC told OPs abt a NIKON 5700 digital camera that interests him. AF6C said his sister on the way home frm work today Shell have it set tomorrow. And OPs discussed briefly the Morse Telegraph Club meeting in Downey. HHC checked out TWAs camera over last weekend. CCD said APEX used to be Arrow Sales, and Tom will be looking at a 10m beam tomorrow. And Tom told LDC that APEX shud still be open fer business in response to Larrys inquiry.
10/29/2003 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, AF6C, and HHC. OPs must have had their eyes glued to the boob tube watching the CA wildfires! JD, wid his lungs & asthma, has been staying inside during the fallout, and Lowell checked wid his relatives near San Diego, making sure they were all safe. JD reminded OPs abt the Club Bfast this Sat., and AF6C, after finding the right mike, told OPs there used to be a surplus store in Oceanside. AF6C said his sister broke her foot when she caught it in the pavement, and Bob got the focus pot unfrozen! And AF6C and IXN briefly discussed the possibility of PCBs in tubular capacitors! JD & HHC talked abt fires in the foothills east of San Diego. Wid HHC saying that the fire passed within 2 miles of his harmonics condo!
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