1/02/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net - SCN/UEB checked
in IMW/6, IB/6, OIO, GVG, KS6CW, KA6G, RND, IC, VDP, IXN, and NT. Results of the 1st Annual OCWN SKN
Contest: UEB - 3 contacts, CW - 3 contacts, IMW - 2 contacts, IB - 2
Comments UEB, With this highly competitive group of contesters,
its a foregone conclusion that in next years SKN, UEB and CW will be in the
sights of contenders fer the top spot, and UEB and CW will hve a score to settle! UEB did sum 4-wheeling on
(Ed. note: The OCARC owes Rick, KF6UEB, a great debt of gratitude for:
1. promoting the use of CW on the amateur bands.
2. faithful dedication to the success of the OCWN.
Rick, NCS for the OCWN, has been working for many weeks out of town. Having many family duties, recreation, etc., he still finds time to convene the Net on 7.086 MHz, every Sun. morning at 9:00 am, plus, write up a Net summary which he E-mails to each Net member Rick, the OCARC appreciates your work and dedication! Congratulations!)
NT had NCS confirm that he had output since Ray had no power output indication! Ray dropped his keyboard and a relay fell out of it, so he used his old bug for the Net. NT had one SKN contact.
1/05/2005 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in PEQ, CCD, HHC, IXN, NOL, and WP. The two
PEQs will help wid the Club audit, and plan to attend the Club Bfast too
And Dan is
bk in the old 5-day work sched. once agn. AF6C
thanked Dan fer the FB report on the safety of the DXpedition group located in the
earthquake & tsunami region. CCD, gone all
last week visiting the grandkids in AZ, is enjoying the new TS-570 rig
Tom wished all
Ops a HNY and went off to din-din. HHC is ready to
construct the new shortened 40m dipole after figuring specs wid his antenna modeling
program, and, discussing the construction of a loading coil wid AF6C. IXN, wishing all a HNY, said the American death
toll frm the tsunami has risen to 36!
And Bob warned OPs abt a future tsunami,
anytime, along the
1/05/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, HHC, KFW, KTS, CCE, AF6C, and BSV. JD,
wid no rain damage, reminded OPs abt the Sat. Club Bfast at Carrows on
40m CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, IB/6, GVG, HKT, OIO, KS6CW, RND, KFW, NT, and IXN. UEB will spend time later today working practice
college entrance exams wid his daughter. IMW,
wid cold & rain in
1/12/2005 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in LDC, CCD, HHC, IXN, NOL, and Bill(KZ6VPU). A
mini-twister moved through LDCs backyard, doing sum minor antenna damage, and Larry
said that the police said that the ambulance driver was at fault in his recent auto
LDC suffered a fractured scapula! CCD
is buying parts to build his own computer, and AF6C suggested that Tom take advantage of
the computer parts sale in progress at Micro-Center.
CCD visited Crystal Coves, which was really torn up by the recent storm and high
tides! HHC said that Dapper
Dan,(PEQ), is now on PSK-31 Ken is hving trouble wid AOL rejecting
new E-mail addresses sent to the OCARC. AF6C
had 5 of rain at the QTH between Fri. nite and Mon. morning! IXN and Lee hve a leaking roof at the QTH, and Bob told
OPs that Impacter space probe will collide wid Comet Tempel 1 on July 4! NOL said that JAYs Club program is ready fer
the Jan. 21st Club meeting, and Richard is ready to do sum contesting this
weekend. Bill, VPU, checked in frm the
backside of the
1/12/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, TRA, AF6C, KFW, HHC, NOL, BWH, WTQ, and MPW. JD is growing a jungle in the backyard since the rains began, and TRA, no problems wid the rain, said that the XYLs last cancer tests show her to be in remission! AF6C, wid a new computer chip, is ready fer sum more programming, and Bob is reading a new detective story by Richard Patterson, The 3rd Degree. AF6C has measured abt 10 of rain frm the last storms! KFW, HHC, and IXN briefly discussed flooding and barge/tugboat accidents in the Ohio River Valley. Ken said that Dan, PEQ, made his 1st PSK contact last weekend. NOL told OPs abt Microsofts new anti-spyware beta program which can be downloaded frm Microsofts website. KG6WTQ(Robert), and KG6MPW(Frank), checked in frm Buena Park, saying that they had no rain damage WTQ did the talking, while MPW was playing wid the computer. BWH said the new roof did a FB job during the rains, and Bob said that the oxalis & clover, growing on the lawn, needed mowing Then Bob aired Newsline #1430, where we learned that Gordy, NOA, had a small tornado tear dwn his tower, and, leaving Gordy & Suzie to pick up diapers off the front lawn to prevent clogging drains in the rain!
1/16/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW/6, IB/6, GVG, KS6CW, KA6G, KFW, HKT, OIO, IC, RND, VDP, NT, and IXN. UEB tried to drive up into the Angeles Nat. Forest to observe effects of the rains, but Rick found roads blocked! However, Rick did observe a strong flow in the San Gabriel River a bit north of Azusa. IMW got up early & went to the Chino Hills swap meet Ian picked up a DX20, and is now looking fer a transformer Then IMW 73d, QNXd, and was off to work. IB worked W6SQL yesterday on his vy FB K2, and GVG told OPs that the weeds in Bonsall are growing vy fast now that the rains have passed. CW had the pleasure of meeting Bruce Morse, son of Samuel F. B. Morse 3rd on Jan. 12 at the Fullerton Plaza Assoc. meeting! KA6G is copying a little bit, the rain is going away HI the grass is cut and its pretty again! KFW, wid the rain gone, hopes it stays sunny so the ground can dry out. HKT said there is no more rain, no phone service, and no Internet in Soth Torrance fer at least a week! Next week Homer is off to Quartzite, AZ. OIO, fading away in the QRN, reported via E-mail, a temp of 33 deg. in the mountains, wid 2 ft. of snow melting in the rain, and warped windows! Says Ann, I dont think I would care to live this way! IC was having trouble reading sigs thru the QRN, and NCS told RND that ICs QTH was in Oceanside, and John told Rick that he wud be reading QST, World Radio, and Keynote magazines during the week. VDP told OPs that he never heard the band drop out so far before, and Larry is glad that the rain has stopped. NT lost a halyard on the antenna, so the ant is lying on the roof, and Ray is using a temporary wire wid 579 Sigs! IXN told OPs that the OCARC website has been receiving a great number of hits So the OCWN should be getting sum publicity frm the Net Notes page!
1/19/2005 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in VKZ, CCE, LDC, IXN, AF6C, and HHC. LDC, acting NC at Nets beginning, is leaving early in the morning to attend a rockhound & RV show in Quartzite, Az And Larry is installing a 11m rig in the RV to facilitate communications wid other RVers. VKZ wants to meet up wid CCE tomorrow morning, and CCEs TS-850S, that he picked up frm an OP in Illinois, is doing a FB job! And Kenan has finished Jan. RF which is up on the website, answering IXNs inquiry. HHC thanked VKZ fer contact wid the City of Tustin fer a FD site at the old marine base. HHC reported that the Club has 4 possible FD sites in the works!
1/19/2005 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, WTQ, MPW, KTS, HHC, and AF6C. JD, alerting all to Friday nite Club meeting, is enjoying the heat here and the snow up on the mountain tops. WTQs S-2800M and the Cushcraft ant. are doing a FB job! MPW flew in and flew out, and KTS was up in the Pacific Northwest during our big rain storms David then announced that the Tech class fer a Tech ticket has been moved to Mar. 16, 19, and 20, in Huntington Beach. Contact David, W7KTS, fer further info Then David told OPs that Mt. St. Helens is rebuilding its dome at the rate of a dump truck every second! At that rate, the dome will be rebuilt in 11 years! HHC, bk frm AF6Cs QTH, is looking forward to JAYs program on radio direction finding at Club meeting this Friday evening. And IXN will check the website to see AF6Cs decorative OCARC orange "ornament" on the cover page of Dec. RF! Kenan, CCE, did a FB job on editing and publishing Jan. RF newsletter as a "rotating editor"!
40m CW Net - NCS/UEB
checked in IMW, IB, KFW, VDP, NT, RND, KS6CW, KA6G, OIO, IXN, and IC. Vandals ripped 3 radials out of UEBs ground
plane, and Rick heard NT make contact wid a U.S. Virgin Islands OP last nite. IMW thanked VDP fer supplying the transformer for
his DX-20, and IB & Leslie left foggy
1/26/2005 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in PEQ, CCD, NOL, CCE, IXN, HHC, WK6O, and MIH. PEQ, CCE, and WK6O worked the VHF Contest last weekend, and CCE questioned OPs abt threaded PVC rod needed fer a backpack ant described in the Dec 04 issue of QST And PEQ will submit a product review article on the IC-7800 rig he added to the shack. CCD flew in and flew out to din-din, and Tom, wid a cold fer the past week and a ½ , cudnt hear anyone last Net He had the attenuator on! AF6C named a couple of places fer CCE to check fer threaded PVC rod, and OPs had nothing but praise for JAYs Club presentation on ARDF! If you werent there, you missed a good one! NOL informed OPs about the Hospital Support Groups involvement in todays train wreck near Glendale, and IXN said that Metrolink was not an innocent bystander! HHC heard slight hum on PEQ and WK6Os audio sigs. Ken also told OPs that we need snow in the Mts. fer good skiing, and, reported that N8WP got permission to use Los Alamitos Naval Air Station fer FD. CCE will be hiking in the local foothills this weekend, needs a portable ant. fer his backpack, and is now working on getting speaker wire ready fer the stereo system. MIH checked in wid voice clipping Kevin backed off on the audio gain and voila! no voice clipping! And WK6O, wid slight hum on his sigs, is looking forward to OCARC Field Day if he is in town.
1/26/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in AF6C, MIH, MIG, KFW, HHC, BWH, WTQ, MPW, KTS, and JD. AF6C, wid bouganvilla thinned out and weeds in the backyard bet that there was no rain in N. Dakota, to which BWH replied, Dont be too sure, its white rain! And BWH is hosting visitors frm North Dakota! And MIG & MIH are glad to hve XYL Bobbie & daughter bk frm Orlando so that everything gets back on sched! KFW, HHC, and IXN all discussed snow bk in Pittsburgh, PA. Was it BWH or someone else that mentioned a Field Day in North Dakota? (interesting idea!), as Bob described a blacksmith shop on 40 acres of property there. WTQ & MPW said that they got vy little rain frm Wednesdays cloudy skies. HHC asked KTS to send a notice of the Tech training class, scheduled fer Mar 18, 19, and 20, to Dan, PEQ. HHC told OPs abt possible use of Los Alamitos Naval Air Station as a FD site. KTS was out of town for most of the heavy rain. JD told us that COAR is checking out equipment fer a new police substation in Orange. Lowell also mentioned an upcoming Baker-to-Vegas meeting concerning Orange, Cypress, and Garden Grove participation in the event. BWH measured a 1/10th of an inch of rain today in Garden Grove, and then Bob aired Newsline #1432 THE EUROPEAN UNION SAYS NO TO BPL!!(Now, how about the IARU coming out with a similar statement!) Then Gordy, NOA, checking out digital TVs, said that they are well shielded, no Tennessee Valley Indians in or any RFI out! Tnx, Bob-BWH!
1/30/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, IB, HKT, OIO, RND, KS6CW, KA6G, NT, IXN, and SHU.
UEB got a much awaited contact frm
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