5/02/2004 40m OCWN CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in IMW/6, KS6CW, IB/6, IOA/6/mm, OIO, RND, KFW,
NT, HKT, and VDP. UEB reminded OPs that the new Net freq. is 7086 KHz., and Rick is
looking for an interim NC for next Net, and possibly the following Net. IMW, vy
busy, had no time fer hamming the past week, and CW said that KA6G was involved wid
Kathy said that W6MTC QSL cards come in blue, yellow & gray
(UEB wants a blue one). IB, soon to
be fighting weeds, predicted a 95 deg. temp. fer later today in Loomis. IOA checked in frm Santa Rosa Island, where
hes been snorkeling, eating, sleeping and CWing!
OIO flew in and flew out
Ann had to take the cat to the vet. RND had gud copy on all OPs, considering that the
band was bad yesterday, and KFW found the 20m band open and worked a Russian station on
CW! NT flew in & flew out
before he gave NC his sig report! HKT missed
a few Nets being out of town, and, the grandsons ice hockey
Next week, Homer is
off on the Catalina IOTA trip. VDP is piling
up the firewood frm tree cuttings, and Larry is keeping busy wid yard work.
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in VKZ, IXN, CCD, and HHC. VKZ
wondered what the absent Board members were doing at the Club Bfast last Sat!
Frank got gud reports frm his Docs
Nw he has to find something to do during the time
he used to spend running arnd to the Docs! And
VKZ gave KFW a roll of construction tape to make wires, etc., visible at FD
gave us the background on Peek-a-boo ICU at a hospital in a small Utah town. Then IXN asked Frank abt N7PAs move to Park
Phil & family like the high country, and PA can do his clients
work in Utah as well as in CA. AF6C is
finishing painting in the living room at the QTH, installing new switches & cover
plates. And CCD is vy familiar wid Park City, UT
has a dry climate, not too hot in summer, and they held a Winter Olympics there
Tom wont be going there
Hes off to Carlsbad State Beach fer a few days! HHC is off to Pittsburgh, PA., next week to
celebrate his moms 90th BD, and to visit a few friends, including W3IOP,
an old sched. buddy. HHC & AF6C both
confirmed a temp. of 107 deg. in Orange a couple of days ago!
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in AF6C, KB1GZ/m, TRA, CCD, HHC, ZGR, and UC. IXN told GZ that many seismologists do not believe
that the San Andreas Fault can generate a quake greater than 8.2 mag., based on trenching,
past quakes, historical records, and presently, no subduction along the CA. Coast between
Puerto Vallarta & Mendecino. AF6C and HHC
both received the Apr. Netnews frm IXN. Both
IXN & AF6C find other things than painting more enjoyable, and ZE also checked in
CCD/m wid GZ. TRA, hving had SBC in fer
telephone repairs, discovered that the phone tech. Switched his ant. connections, causing
Gene to burn out the triplexer!
But it took Gene almost 6 mos. To discover the error. HHC sent details to Secy, Rich, fer a Club letter
to the Portola Park neighbors announcing FD at Portola Park.
And ZGR isnt remote tonite
Hes using an antenna just above
the treeline at the QTH, and Dale had the fuel pump fail on the truck on his way bk dwn
frm Santiago Peak! UC was out shopping,
picking up items for the grandkids BDs, and Jim said they hve major repairs in the
bathroom, a leaking shower pan must be replaced!
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in CCD, IXN, and Dxer ZL2VFV, frm New Zealand. The WX was vy warm, CCD caught a cold, but he &
the XYL had a gud time at Carlsbad State Beach. AF6C
was kept busy finishing up the ARRL Course, and, repairing cracks and painting in the
living room at the QTH. IXN is still working
on cleanup after having the concrete wall installed. VFV
checked in once agn frm New Zealand, saying HI to all OPs thru the QRN.
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, K7JBQ(Bill), KTS, CCE, KFW, and AF6C. JD, planning a trip to Reno for a reunion and to
celebrate the XYLs BD, will miss FD. JBQ,
in Newport Beach, renewed his VE status, and Bill is off to Boise, ID, to celebrate his
daughters graduation wid a Business Management degree.
KTS is busy getting rid of wood in the driveway, preparing fer FD and the
Orange County Fair, and for the July 17th Mojave 250 Desert
Interested in helping out
contact Dick, N6ISY, at SBC global.net. CCE expressed interest in joining in CW operations
on FD, and Ken plans to take another electrical engineering course this summer. KFW announced the new check-in freq. of 7086 KHz,
+ or QRM, fer the OCWN 40m CW Net
An Chris will miss FD
Hes off on
vacation to PA, where hell operate FD mobile. IXN
asked Chris to try to make contact wid the Ft. Venango Mike & Key Club in Oil City. AF6C solicited OP response to the construction of a
3-stage code practice oscillator as a project fer Club members, and KFW suggested that Bob
re-publish a former noise bridge/coax article that appeared in RF.
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in VKZ, IXN, and HHC. AF6C
reminded OPs abt our upcoming Club meeting Friday, and Bob has finished the painting, wall
switch installations, etc., all but the touch-up. VKZ
is hving trouble wid the back once agn, so Frank will meet wid Dr. Nadia Elihu at St.
Joseph Hosp. come Friday. And VKZ said UC will
pick him up and bring him to Club meeting. IXN
got his snail-mail copy of RF
Vy gud newsletter, tnx to AF6C and those
who supplied articles! IXN is still installing
decorative fence along the Kilson St. garden bed, and HHC had a great time at his
moms 91st BD bash in Pittsburgh, PA.
OPs then related their early experiences in amateur radio in such places as Pittsburgh,
Philadelphia, State College, and Oil City, PA. HHC
installed a new version of Microsoft Office on the computer, and Ken is working wid his
antenna modeling software.
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in CCE, AF6C, JBQ, JD, HHC, and KFW.
CCE is looking forward to the T-Hunt this weekend, and Ken got gud sig rpts
on his new homebrew directional-finding antenna! AF6C
and OPs are eagerly awaiting Fri. nite Club meeting to hear a presentation on American
Morse Code. JBQ tweaked the ant. and received
gud sig rpts when he was not interrupted by the Spanish QRM.
JD gave CCE a gud sig rpt. on the new ant., and Lowell is kicked back taking
life easy! HHC enjoyed spending time wid his
DX-chasing cousin, W3IOP, bk in Pittsburgh, and Ken told OPs that he traded in the old
150,000 mi. Camaro fer new wheels. OPs tnxed
AF6C fer putting together an informative RF.
KFW said that RND assumed NC fer last session of the OCWN and that UEB wud
probably be away next Net session.
OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, HQK, IB/6, GVG, VDP, HKT, KS6CW, KA6G, OIO, KFW, and NT. To ease the pain of a brutal 2 weeks in Sacramento,
UEB took a walking tour of Balboa Peninsula & Island last night, ending up at West Jetty
View Park. IMW missed Net last week
had customers at the QTH all day
Hell be in Minnesota next week! HQK will be going to the SS Lane Victory to prepare the
WWII era radio equipment for this summers cruises.
IB, wid windy WX in Loomis, was in Reno fer an EMCOMM convention on
Now Casey will kick bk fer a quiet day! GVG, wid unstable band condxs in Bonsall, reported
all So. CA. stations weak, but IB was 599. VDP,
at the Prado Shooting Range last Sun., missed the Net
Too many matches prevented
Larry frm shooting! HKT was wid the United Amateur
Radio Club on their annual Islands On The Air (IOTA) trip 2 weeks ago
Homer made a CW
contact wid a ham born in 1905! CW said that
Tom, K6TV, enjoyed the OCARC meeting on Friday
Both he & Kathy made a
presentation and demonstration on American Morse Code.
KA6G, commenting on all UEBs overtime, thought Rick might arrange a small
UEB replied, Sorry, I dont get overtime pay
HI. OIO got the 817 bk frm Yaesu
freqs. to memory, Ann turned off the CW!
Next time, OIO will go thru the menu to be
sure settings are correct! KFW enjoyed CW
& TVs presentation at OCARC last Fri. on American Morse Code
(Ed. note: So did all OPs at the Meeting!
Kudos to Kathy
& Tom!) NT hasnt been kicked off The
And Ray said the college horse is bk rm school widout hving
learned a lot
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, IXN, HHC, VKZ, CCE, and VK2VFV. ZL2VFV, in New Zealand, faded away just after
check-in. LDC, wid the new motor home, plans
to be in Montana, mobile, fer FD
Larry had a $97.97 gas bill to fill the tank! And LDC had a broken water line, buried under a
concrete slab, replaced. IXN read a short
article on Andromeda cannablizing nearby galaxies, and Bob doesnt believe that
present research supports an oscillating Universe. HHC
is completing Chapt.31 in the Antenna Modeling Class at ARRL, had his yearly Physical, and
checked wid KFW on new Club members. VKZ is
feeling better after twisting his back, and Frank plans to attend FD. AF6C told HHC that he made a badge fer
AF6C gave it to KFW. CCE checked in
wid gud sigs. Ken-CCE is studying fer finals. AF6C
says OCARC needs a food planner fer FD
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in UC/m, KTS, KFW, CCE, HHC, AF6C, and BSV. KTS wud liked to hve seen AF6Cs restored
Bunnell Key as David talked abt a spark-gap transmitter that had previously been displayed
at the O. C. Fair
And KTS reminded alll abt the dedication of the WWII Memorial set
fer this weekend. KFW journeyed to Temecula to
visit a friend who is selling his two wineries due to bad health, and CCE is abt ready to
put up a new UHF ant to replace the rubber-duck ant
Ken will soon take final exams,
and then its off on a trip to Thailand! HHC
had nothing but high praise for the ARRLs Antenna Modeling Class, and Ken tnxed KFW
fer new member update info. fer the Webpage and Club roster.
HHC & IXN hve been wrestling wid sum E-mail problems, and AF6C received
HHCs pix fer RF. AF6C told
CCE to pick up copies of Electronic Principles, and Transistor Circuit
Approximations, both written by Albert Malvino, both excellent sources for
understanding and applications of useful formula shortcuts and transistor applications in
electronic circuits. BSV told HHC and IXN that
some of their E-mail problems may be caused by virus-infected computers that have picked
up their E-mail addresses and are using them for SPAM purposes.
OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in KS6CW, KA6G, RND, GVG, VDP, HKT, NT, and WB6RBJ, Fred, in Carlsbad. UEB went down to the beach wid the family yesterday
and got a lil sunburned! CW left the Net
early fer Choir, and KA6G left Net early to watch his harmonic officiate the College World
Series on TV. RND plans to watch the big race in Indy, and GVG used a whip antenna
on the balcony of the condo, wid 57 & 59 sigs on all OPs. VDP saw IB at the TRW Swapmeet yesterday, and Larry
bought a Pentium 3 English-made computer at a garage sale
It has a great manual &
it works FB! HKT is still installing a antenna
on the truck shell
Wid the unit finished, it is time to drill the holes! NT sent greetings
to RBJ, turned the power up, but forgot to turn on the keyboard
(a senior moment,
Ray!) Fred, in Carlsbad, tnxed Rick fer the
invitation to join the Net.
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