12/01/2004 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in N1AB, IXN, and HHC. AB told OPs
about an article he saw on a website that showed lower ham licenses decreasing, but Extra
And Steve said that we may have close to 40 people at the Club
Christmas dinner! AF6C, working on Dec.
RF, reminded all about the Board Meeting at the Sat. Bfast. IXNs computer refuses to compute, so Bob
took it to the computer doc
And Bob & Lee will help Jeannie Talcott, EZS, to put
up Christmas trimmings and install a new porch light. HHC said that the 10 thru 40m
bands were pretty dead before Net, and Ken reminded AB that he shud appoint an financial
audit committee before Jan. Ken said that JD won the Comet ant. donated by the
speaker at last Club meeting.
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, HHC, AF6C, KTS, and MIG. JD
& XYL had a lil excitement
Two weeks ago, their daughter delivered twins, a
boy and a girl! JD got sum Christmas shopping
done, and he mounted the new Comet ant. on the vehicle, resulting in gud coverage wid
COAR. HHC said that 35 people have signed up
fer the Christmas Party so far. AF6C congrats JD & XYL on becoming
twin grandparents! HHC updated OPs
on BPL events, and AF6C congrats JD on winning the Comet ant. at Club meeting. KTS said that his new QTH is 3 blocks north of 17th
street off Newport Ave, and David said that ULU might be at the Christmas Party.
Then KTS announced a Tech ticket class to be held on a weekend in January. MIG & family are abt 80% ready fer Christmas.
12/05/2004 40m OCWN CW Net - NCS/UEB
checked in IMW, KFW, HKT, IXN, KS6CW, KA6G, VDP, OIO, RND, GVG, AE6IC, and NT. UEB, wid a heavy work week ahead, will be off to Sacramento
later today. Ian, wid rain falling on the QTH,
is getting ready to put Henry, the tube xmitter bk on the air. KFW announced the OCARC Christmas party tonite at
Carrows on East Chapman Ave. in Orange
Details are on the website. After rain all nite, HKT still has light rain in Torrance,
and IXN was in the San Jacinto Mts, in Garner Valley, over Thanksgiving. CW is enjoying the rainy WX, and Kathy wished UEB a
gud trip bk to Sacramento. KA6G still
experiences a lil confusion, but Jim copies every day and is getting better. VDP, burning firewood frm his tree trimming, is
still cleaning the shack
HI. OIO opened her E-mail last week and got over 100 spam
messages and one virus!
Ann needs a way to block this stuff! RND has gud copy on all OPs
Its a gud
day to ham it up and watch football! GVG is bk in Bonsall and out of the
Roy was in Temecula at check-in. Santa
arrived early at AE6ICs QTH
He left a new truck in Freds
And Fred is trying to get the boyscouts to have a ham radio booth at the
Scout Fair next April
The XYLs went to bunko last nite, and Fred had the
grandharmonics. NT said all sigs were 5NN
today, and Ray didnt have any rain yet
NT hear UEB working DX stations last
night, and Ray is still looking fer a permanent QTH
And Hi to Bob, long
time no hear!
12/08/2004 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in WP, NOL, CCD, IXN, WF1A, HHC, and CCE. AF6C
said that all OPs enjoyed PEQs fancy outfit at the Christmas
And K6PEQ did a FB job on the raffle! All
Ops enjoyed gud food and cameraderie even though service was somewhat slow. WP gave CCE a strong sigs report tonite, and Willie
is working for a degree on line. NOL
is putting together a antenna fer the 10m Contest this weekend, and Richard said that JAY
is already wid the program fer Jan. Club meeting
NOL nw has his worked all
continents award, and he and JAY attended the DXCC Holiday Party at Orange Hill
Restaurant. CCD, bk after a landline, went up
the Coast last week, visited a few wineries, had too many parties, so missed the Club
Christmas Party. IXN and Lee had a
senior moment and completely forgot about the Christmas party, even though KFW
had reminded IXN abt the party earlier on the OCWN!
And Bobs computer is still
down! HHC announced that AF6C and BWH both
received the Good of the Club award fer 2004!
(Congrats, Bob &
Ken also said that the Club contributed $550 to the ARRL anti-BPL Defense
Congrats, OPs! OPs were glad to see
John, RUI, at the Christmas party, and the PEQs and CCE stayed wid John until OCTD picked
him up afterwards. CCE stuffed himself at the
So. CA. DXCC Party and the Club Party, so nw its off to the gym to work it off!
12/08/2004 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, CCE, TRA, AF6C, HHC, KTS, and BWH. Service
slow, dinner gud, said JD abt the Club Christmas Party
And Lowell told OPs that his
son & daughter-in-law will hve their 1st baby come summer! CCE hopes to get bk to bicycle racing this summer,
so nw it will be weight training and skiing to be prepared
And AF6C told Kenan abt
Chris, LEX, who used to be in bike racing and bike sales.
CCE and HHC discussed the Balboa Bay Yacht Club, wid HHC telling Kenan abt
the Coronado 15 boat out in his backyard. Then
OPs discussed HHCs problem using a magmount on a plastic autobody. AF6C finished the last RF today, and
Bob said that it will take a few days to get Christmas Party pix up on the
And AF6C, passing over the prime rib at the Christmas Party, heard JD say
that it was vy gud! TRA, just bk frm a trip to
Castle Rock, CO, near Denver, hopes the XYL is over most of her set-backs frm recent
OPs wished Gene and the XYL comfort & happiness over the Holidays. KTS, wid vy strong sigs, said the ant. is leaning
up against a post in the backyard
And David said they had a gud turnout fer the
Orange County Marathon
KTS also announced that the Coastal Amateur Radio Emergency
Services Group will be holding a training session fer the Tech license frm Jan. 21 thru
Jan. 23, in Huntington Beach. BWH was
pleasantly surprised at the party to hear the he was a co-winner of the 2004 Good of
the Club Award. Bob aired Newsline file #1425 from which we learned abt
a new method of ham communication called VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Read all about it in the Dec. issue of CQ
12/12/2004 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB
checked in IMW, IB, KFW, HKT, GVG, KS6CW, RND, OIO, VDP, NT, IXN, KA6G, and SHU(Ed, San
Luis Obispo). UEB, wid fog in Irvine, will
take the SUV in fer repair of damage while off-roading in Anza Borrego. And IMW, entering 7th week of living in
the garage during house renovations, said that the Cal Poly swap meet has moved to Chino Hills
High School on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
IB and Leslie rode horses fer the 1st time since the rainy season
started. KFW enjoyed the OCARC Christmas party last Sun. eve., along wid recent warm
WX. HKT is ready fer the Palos Verdes Radio
Clubs Christmas Party come Wed., and Homer is awaiting the delivery of a knife
switch to change frm power supply to backup battery quickly.
GVG gave all stations a Q5 at Bonsall, and Roy said that hes working
the ARRL 10 meter contest on CW this weekend! KS6CW,
is a bit under the WX - too many holiday parties
RND got his FISTS Platinum 500 award
Its only number
Congrats, John! OIO discovered the
value of Add/Remove Programs after downloading an upgrade for networking frm
Microsoft that didnt work!
Never again! VDP, enjoying the warm WX, welcomed news of the continuing Cal Poly swap meet. NT, operating frm a gray Hill this
morning, is still out scouting fer a new QTH. IXN,
wid the computer in the shop, will get Nov. Netnews up on the web page when he gets bk on
line. KA6G continues to improve, telling the
Net that he seems to be able to copy faster code better.
SHU, in San Luis Obispo, sends a gud morning to the Net out of the fog!
12/15/2004 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in CCD, IXN, and HHC. AF6C mailed
Christmas packages to family back East, and Bob got Christmas decorations up over last
Then OPs participated in a go-around on old crystals, ie: Bliley, Texas, and
others. CCD mailed out his Christmas packages
at the UPS store, corner of Chapman and Prospect. Tom used Echolink to garner
info fer a future Alaskan cruise. IXN will put
up Christmas decorations this weekend, and brother, Lee, is playing music fer the St. Anne
School Christmas Plays. HHC received news frm
his brother that his moms health is improving, and Ken said that Kenan, CCE, will be
RF Editor for January.
12/15/2004 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, BWH/m, AF6C, HHC, AJE, CCE, MIG, and MIH. JD
& XYL finished the Christmas shopping today, have the presents all wrapped, and now
fer the Holiday fixins at the QTH! HHC
asked BWH to make out a check to the ARRL fer a OCARC donation fer spectrum
BWH said he wud look at the books tonite
No Newsline tonite
are all down fer roof repairs! AF6C offered to
repair a clock fer BWH, and AF6C reset his wind indicator during Net fer expected high SA
winds tonite! AJE, bk in the driveway told OPs
that we might experience 60 mi/hr winds!
And AF6C & AJE briefly discussed an
uneven-running generator up on Blue Ridge. CCE
isnt expecting much ant. damage at the QTH
Kenans ants. stood up to the
last SA winds quite well!
And Kenan said that Mike, WK6O, expects to be bk frm Mexico
in time to once agn work FD wid the Club. MIG,
wid MIH in hearing range & already snuggled up under the covers in bed, told OPs that
they are not expecting any ant. wind damage at present.
OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IB, HKT, KFW, GVG, OIO, IC, VDP, RND, KS6CW, KA6G, NT, IXN, and IMW. UEB says the shopping is done as Rick awaits
Maybe a day trip to the mountains on Christmas. IB, in Granite Bay, has a cool, foggy 43 deg.
The 80+ deg. temp. hoped for will be in error
HI! HKT found a DPDT knife switch fer use wid the power
supply/battery backup change-over, and Homer uses Anderson Power Pole connectors on all of
his gear. KFW wishes all a Merry Christmas,
wid Santa bringing ham goodies to all! GVG,
wid a FB day in Newport Beach is using a mobile whip on the balcony of the condo. OIO gives NCS gud sig rpts since Ricks ant.
changes bk a few weeks
Then Ann wishes all a MC.
IC, commending the beautiful WX, had carolers at the front door last
Then Fred and XYL went to see the movie, The Incredibles. VDPs son graduated frm college last Thurs.
eve, at the Long Beach Convention Center, and RND got his Christmas tree on Fri. and will
put it up today. CW went to Riverside
yesterday to visit friends
They met at Mission Inn, where carolers serenaded them at
their table. KA6G got the 5 foot star put up
in one try (HI!), and it looks nice. NT will
have a sad Christmas on the Hill
After Christmas, Ray will move to a temporary QTH in
Costa Mesa. IXN thanked Rick fer his FB net
reports that he tirelessly sends to OCWN Net OPs
(This takes time, and is deeply
appreciated by the Net!) IXN got his computer
bk and forwarded Nov. Netnews to be placed on the OCARC webpage.
& XYL put the harmonic on a plane to the UK
It sure will be different this year!
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in LDC, IXN, CCD, HHC, N6PEQ, and XO. AF6C
got the tree up, but not decorated as yet, and Bob will be off to Long Beach to meet with
former Boeing friends. LDC was in Pahrump, NV,
on Mon., Tues, and Wed. where he went on a brothel tour?!!
LDC said it was quite
interesting, even sporting a menu of things one might experience at the brothel!
Then last Mon. eve., Larrys auto was hit by a GG paramedic unit, car totaled, no
broken bones, but Larry is sore all over! Tomorrow, LDC will go to the storage
yard to remove any ham gear salvageable from the car.
IXN told HHC & OPs abt Martian wind storms after HHC told us that solar panels
on the Martian rovers had been swept clean of dust. Santa
brought CCD a new Kenwood TS-570, and OPs gave Tom FB sig reports on both sig strength and
audio. HHC is learning a new
Ken got a book on the subject, and is honing his skills
as he reads the book
(This might be a new sideline fer employees at the Business,
HHC also made reservations fer the annual ski trip to Mammoth in Feb. PEQ, Dan, said that Kristin is looking forward to assembling Feb. RF
And Dan told
OPs that Industrial Communications Engineers make excellent band pass filters, and that
Top Ten Devices, in Washington, make coaxial stubs to reduce interference between stations
during a contest. XO and brothers took their
dad bk home Sat. nite for hospice care, wid a diagnosis of lung cancer metasis in the
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, HHC, KTS, XO, AF6C, WTQ, BWH/m, BYG, and MIG.
JD made his running nose sore frm using Kleenex, and IXN was Lowells 1st
contact on the new EICOM IC-2000H 2m mobile rig
All OPs heard JDs 5W sigs
easily, wid higher power settings unnecessary fer the Net.
HHC asked JD if he wud use the new rig fer a base station. JD said that he wud dedicate it to APRS. Whats this!
about his newest endeavor! Robert, KG6WTQ,
checked in wid 5/9 sigs frm Buena Park. KTS
sent tnx to HHC & AF6C fer their FB reports on the collapse of the KFI radio tower,
and AF6C said there will probably be more KFI guyline insulators fer sale now! XO commented on his dads illness, and Bob
remembered square dances that he and Corky, W5BYG, attended.
BYG checked into Net to bring his logs up-to-date on Club Nets & their
frequencies. XO said that the XYL went bk to
work at the febric store. AF6C will rondevous
wid Long Beach friends to visit the Laguna Mts & Monument Peak fer a couple of days. BWH got a new roof put on the house, and MIH was on
the Channel 5 News last Fri. eve
.Kevin got a Lettermans jacket frm his
Congrats, Kevin! BWH, now at
the QTH, aired Newsline file
Andy, N6TCQ, said that Newsline needs funds to continue
operation vy badly!
Anyone who can help can send donations to:Newsline Support Fund,
PO Box 660937, Arcadia, CA. 91066 NOTICE!
Nokia cell phone users
download any share-ware wallpaper programs for your cell phone!
One of these programs
will wipe virtually every program out of memory, leaving only skulls on your phone screen!
We appreciate your dedication to keeping
the OCARC informed
on current amateur events!
(All Nets times and
frequencies can be found on the Club website at: www.w6ze.org )
12/26/2004 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB,
hoping all had a gud Christmas, checked in IB, GVG, VDP, HKT, IC, KS6CW, KA6G, RND, NT,
and SHU. IB, wid cloudy WX and a 40 Deg. temp
in Granite Bay, had a nice Christmas wid family
And Casey looks forward to holding
his grandaughter when his daughter arrives this afternoon
See you all on SKN. GVG, in
Bonsall, hopes to see many OCWN OPs on SKN, and VDP, a gud Christmas, wid family in
Corona, behind him, looks fer rain tonite
And Larry hopes to be on SKN. HKT said the the TRW Swapmeet was a big help fer
last minute shoppers
Dick Norton was there as the ARRL rep. IC checked in wid gloves on (HI)!
said his youngest XYL is having her 1st baby, our 4th
As the Air Force says, Three on the ramp and one in the
HI! CW and mom enjoyed
Christmas together, and Kathy, wishing OPs a HNY, will see us all next year! KA6G, continuing his recovery, survived Christmas,
and Jim looks forward to New Years Day. RND
read W6BNB, Bobs vy nice six-page article in the Jan. 2005 issue of QST, after
hearing abt the article during a yesterday morning get-together
John hopes all OPs
read it! NT, watching sunrise on the Hill,
wished all a HNY
Then Ray said that Christmas was its usual success, sadly stating
that it will be the last on Goat Hill! SHU had
a vy nice Christmas wid family, but he ate too much!
12/29/2004 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in VKZ, IXN, and HHC. HHC helped VKZ
get the FT-100D on the air, getting the antenna hooked up properly, and using the right
configuration settings (was in a wierd DSP mode)
VKZ told OPs that daughter Susie is
looking fer another job. AF6C measured 3
inches of rain over a 48 hour period as of this morning, and one gift AF6C received frm
Santa was a saber saw to help wid house repairs. IXN
& OPs discussed tsunamis, and Bob said that the San Jacinto Mts. were beautiful and
sunny over Christmas
no rain until late Monday nite.
HHC mentioned the tornado in Inglewood, and Ken is looking fer a gud
restaurant to hold the Jan. Club Bfast on the new date of Jan. 8. HHC is frustrated over attempts to install a mobile
rig in the T-Bird
And HHC patched a crack in the stucco which stopped the leak in the
And Ken, wid a day off Fri., will design a 40m beam, only 20 ft. wide,
wid the new antenna modeling program.
12/29/2004 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, KTS, KFW, AF6C, MIG, and MIH. JD told
us that the XYL had a big spread fer 15 family members fer Christmas, enjoyed
And Lowell said they had heavy rain but all is OK. KTS, hving a quiet and resful Christmas, said there has
been no response to the radio class so far
And David had no rain problems at the QTH. IXN and Lee got bk frm the San Jacinto Mts., where they
enjoyed Christmas wid the niece and her husband, 5 Jack Russell dogs, and 4 horses! KFW and IXN briefly discussed the SKN schedule
beginning New Years Eve, and Chris and XYL celebrated a double wedding anniversary,
their 45th, and their daughter & husbands 25th, today! AF6C had no leaks in the roof frm the rain, and Bob
said a new roof is abt a year away
Santa left AF6C sum clothes and a computer drive,
but nothing fer the ham shack. MIG was using
MIHs rig fer check-in, and wid MIH on the side, Cliff said that Kevin is enjoying
the time off frm school. MIG said that Gordy,
NOA, had sum antennas blown down. MIH got congrats frm OPs on being awarded a
Lettermans Jacket frm El Modena High School!
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