10/03/2004 OCWN 40m CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IB, IMW/6, RND, KS6CW, HKT, KA6G, OIO,
10/06/04 10m Phone Net W6ZE/HHC
checked in IXN and W6ZE/AF6C. AF6C assumed NC
duties as soon as he arrived home frm the Boeing Octoberfest meeting. HHC, working on a large slide show frm his
vacations, alerted OPs to the Club Bfast Sat. morning at Pollys Pies in
10/06/04 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, AF6C, HHC, and BSV. JD briefed
OPs on the COAR ATV (slow scan) RACES exercise which was viewed by the new OPD Homeland
Lowell said that they experienced an undetermined computer
shut-down problem. AF6C thought that there
might hve been sum interference on the ATV, too, and JD thought there might hve been a
sync problem due to sum weak signal reception. AF6C
saw PFA out walking in the neighborhood, so Tom must be recovering well frm recent
surgery. HHC bought a new video editing
program which is an improvement over its replacement, and Ken announced the Club Bfast
Sat. morning at Pollys Pies in
10/10/04 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW/6, HKT, KS6CW, KA6G, KFW, OIO, RND, VDP, NT, and K6EEE. On CW Saturday, UEB thinks he snagged a new state,
10/13/04 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C,
wid HHC at the mike temporarily, checked in LDC, IXN, and HHC. AF6C and HHC just finished watching the last
Bush/Kerry debate, wid LDC checking in after the debacle saying that he
didnt think the Debate would change many minds!
Ops were surprised that TWAs XYL never informed anyone abt Charles
funeral arrangements! LDC was in
10/13/04 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN called the Net to order at 8:30 pm. There were no check-ins.
10/17/04 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked in VDP, KS6CW, KA6G, GVG, RND, KFW, OIO, K6EEE, NT, and KØIOA. UEBs ant. and feedline withstood last nites storm quite well, and during CWs xmission, Rick heard a series of dahs which he blamed on a closed paddle contact! VDP reported that KB6TWA is nw a SK...Larry has his radios to sell, and they are now up on the Club website. And Larry asked KFW to join him on 2m after Net. CW got her truck painted, and now its ready fer a new 2m mobile rig!...Then Kathy was off to San Diego. KA6G has JOTA completed, and they had 20 boys talk on 20m and lots of kids playing wid CW practice oscillators! GVG said the rain is FB fer the avocados, but not fer the QTH roof!...Its now being replaced! RND, wid low QRN today, thinks the rain washed of the power line insulators...And John expressed remorse over TWA becoming a SK! KFW sold a Bird Wattmeter at the OCARC auction, and NCS was unable to copy OIO in Barton Flats due to QRN. NCS then QSYed to 7080 KHz due to rising QRN. NCS was not able to contact Jim, K6EEE, in San Clemente, after the switch...The QRN was too high! NT is waiting fer the sun to dry things out, and Ray is still looking fer a new QTH...Otherwise, nil on the Hill...HI! IOA was mobile in route to _______?...NCS was unable to copy thru the QRN!
10/20/04 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in IXN, VDP, HHC, VKZ, and ZGR. AF6C recorded 5+ of rain in the rain gauge, told OPs that PFA is doing well after his surgery, is waiting to try the mike frm VDP on 2m tonite, and is planning to build a control box fer the ant. switch he got at the Club auction. IXN read space science news frm Sirius Astronomer, and VDP and KFW plan to take down antennas at TWAs QTH...And Larry said TWAs ICOM 737 sounds gud! HHC confirms that the rain added abt 5 to the pool, and Ken called bk window contractors to repair two new leaking windows. HHC said that the Club made $250+ dollars frm the Club auction, and, we owe kudos to LDC, VDP, HHC, BWH, and AF6C, for jobs well done at the Auction! VKZ experienced no problems wid the rain, and Frank got phone numbers for train hobby shops frm IXN and Lee. ZGR told OPs that 10m has been open into Beirut, Lebanon, Algeria, Angola, and all of So. America!
10/20/04 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, VDP, BWH, AF6C, BSV, CCE, and ZGR. JD stayed in out of the howling winds and rain, and Lowell enjoyed the Club auction last Fri. eve. VDP has a lot of good ham gear, frm TWAs estate, to sell, and Larry interested IXN in a Scout TenTec rig...And VDP said his truck leaked in a couple of places during this afternoons horrendous downpour at the QTH. BWH, in gud shape wid only a minor roof leak, had put mastik on the roof before the rain...Now Bob is getting an estimate fer a new roof, which cannot be installed until next year due to a long waiting list! AF6C got the 2m rig he picked up at Club auction, on line wid FB sigs!...All bars lit at NCs QTH! And AF6C and VDP helped TWAs XYL, Louise, clean out the garage at the QTH. IXN expressed interest in a TenTec Scout rig that VDP found in TWAs shack. BSV found getting to work challenging in the heavy rain, and, leaving work early to pick up the harmonic at school. ZGR has moved into Santa Ana frm Silverado Canyon, and Dale told OPs that he hadnt heard of any damage frm the heavy rains in the Canyon as yet. CCE had Tennessee Valley Indians invading the QTH TV!...Kenan reduced power wid no harm to his FB sigs. And CCE & IXN discussed gardening briefly.
10/24/04 OCWN 40m CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW, CW, KA6G, HKT, RND, NT, KFW, EEE, and VDP. UEB has 380 QSOs since Apr. 2000, and Rick got a new state, MA, this weekend. IMW went to Pacificon last weekend, wid FB QRP sessions, and, a swap meet. CW announced the MTC SQ chapter meeting this coming Sat. at 11:00 am at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Fullerton at Harbor Blvd. and Commonwealth, wid a fifty-fifty drawing and Gus, WM6J, will be the speaker. Wid perfect WX, KA6G enjoyed the annual Anaheim Club Picnic yesterday, and , wid a gud rain in Torrance, HKT told OPs that the Orange County Skywarn rainless days count was over 180 before the first storm! And hving a slight cold, Homer missed the Tall Ships in San Pedro last weekend. RND made a few QRP contacts and a few FISTS Coat-to-Coast C2C contacts this weekend, and John is getting close to his platinum 500 award! Wid the rain sprouting weeds on the Hill, NT snagged 4U1ITU on 17m CW yesterday! And KFW, drying out after last Wednesdays deluge, will celebrate the grandharmonics BD today. EEE is playing arnd wid a new mobile dual-bander wid switching power supply for the go bag Jim belongs to the hospital group. VDP, using an ICOM 737, hopes to be at TRW wid lots of goodies come Sat., WX permitting And Larry asked KFW to meet him on 2m after Net.
10/27/04 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in CCD, HHC, N6PEQ, K6PEQ, IXN and BWH. CCD visited sum amateur radio sites in England, went to a wedding in Italy, and found 10m open when he got bk home...Then Tom was off to din-din. HHC told OPs that he is in the process of transferring the website to our new host company. And Ken said that two more leaks around the new windows was discovered during the heavy rains...They hve been repaired!...And HHC was impressed wid the two PEQs radio shack!...Mucho equipment! AF6C said PFA measured 4" frm yesterdays storm, and IXN said that Jeannie Talcott is bk home, and that TWAs antenna was removed frm the patio roof by VDP, KFW, IXN and Lee. N6 & K6PEQs caught a glimpse of the eclipse of the moon, and Kristin reminded OPs to volunteer fer Club offices during Nov. Club elections...Dan told OPs that 10m was open mornings to Europe and Japan! BWH has already measured 2 of rain at the QTH.
10/27/2004 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in CCE, VDP, the PEQs, AF6C, JD, HHC, and BSV. CCE and OPs discussed installation of an ICE filter, and grounding of equipment, to defeat Tennessee Valley Indians at Kenans QTH. Kenan told HHC that he didnt hve time to play wid the ant. software program as yet. VDP has the TWAs ants. apart, and has placed a few items on the Catalina Swap Net. PEQ mailed CCE sum info on filters, and Dan congratulated the Redsox on winning the World Series! AF6Cs sister (lives in Boston) got home frm Houston in time to watch the Boston Redsox win...Will another 86 yrs. pass before the Redsox win another Series!?? BSV tnxed AF6C fer offer to handle Nov. Club raffle, but Carl already has a volunteer, K6PEQ...And BSV spent time explaining mysteries of the lunar eclipse to the harmonic. AF6C and HHC told OPs that the Club Christmas Dinner will be held on Dec. 5 at Carrow's on Chapman Ave. at 6:00pm, menu will be on the website. HHC said that OPs can critique the new website at www.ocarc-ham.org., and that eventually one will be able to use the old web address, www.w6ze.org, to reach the new website. JD, wid his dental work now finished now has two Christmas dinners in the future that he will enjoy!
10/31/2004 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB
checked in OIO, KFW, RND, GVG, KS6CW, HKT, KA6G, EEE, VDP, NU6T(Richard), NT, and
W6SJ(Randy). UEB said that Issue 6 of FISTS
Keynote has a nice article frm Tony, KG6SXY, which references OCWN...Tnx, Tony!...And Rick
stopped by the W6MTC meeting yesterday and had a gud time wid the American Morse Folks. OIO went to the annual carving show last weekend,
and Ann needs a few more contacts fer her Platinum 250.
KFW flew in and flew out, leaving the QTH shortly thereafter. RND left the W6MTC meeting early to go play guitar
wid a group in Costa Mesa, and John hopes all are ready fer trick or treat. GVG said that OP sigs were 58/5N in Bonsall, and
CW enjoyed UEB and RNDs presence at the Morse meeting yesterday. HKT hates 5 PM sunsets, says his harmonic will
judge a horse event at Cal Poly SLO in Nov., and Homer said that steam locomotive #3755
was in San Pedro this weekend fer steam lovers! KA6G woke up late, checked into Net, got
the clocks changed back, and ran out of coffee...HI!...So what else can happen?...HI.
EEE, running 50W, hopes all can hear him, wishes happy treats to all, and remember
to vote! VDP had a great day selling lots of
stuff at TRW yesterday, and NU6T, in
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