2/02/2005 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in IXN, HHC, and CCE. AF6C built a programmer,
will build an interface for it, and assemble a P-list
Then Bob told OPs to look fer
an interesting puzzle to appear in Feb. RF!
HHC welcomed two new OP Club members to the OCARC, and Ken announced the
upcoming Club Bfast this Sat. IXN talked abt
Hubble Space Telescope repairs, and, a new telescope to be built in
2/02/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, CCE, AF6C, HHC, and KTS. JD said the
winds were howling over in
2/6/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net - Wid QRM on 7.086 MHz and a faint voice QSOs in progress on 7085 & 7090 KHz, NCS/UEB QSYed to 7.060 MHz. VDP was the only check-in.
Net OPs did not hear Ricks call to QSY, and they checked in on 7.086 MHz wid WA6RND
acting as NCS. Acting NCS/RND checked in IB,
2/09/2005 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in LDC, AJE, IXN, and HHC. AF6C is in the
process of bleaching a formica countertop
Anyone now of a gud bleach, powder or
And Bob recommended that LDC use freeze spray to cool various parts of his TV
chassis tofind a heat intermittent problem
AF6C is cleaning up a bit before his
sister arrives for a visit frm Boston. LDC
& OPs enjoyed the Superbowl game, and Larry & XYL bleached the carpet too well wid
3M Bleach (3M will replace carpet), and Larrys dog has a weed alergy problem. AJEs remote works beautifully, wid John
checking in 5/9 both mobile and sitting in the driveway of the QTH. IXN gave location of
2/09/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, AJE, KFW, WTQ & MPW, AF6C, HHC, and BWH. JD
attended a BD celebration fer his son and his 17 yr old grandharmonic, wid the 2-month old
twins also present
2/13/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked in IMW, IB, KFW, KS6CW, OIO, HKT, IXN, RND, IC, NT, and VDP. UEB, wid cloudy WX in Irvine, is getting ready to go bk to Sacramento tomorrow Rick, wid a job search underway, plans to leave EDS at the end of March. IMW, preparing fer the CX Classic event, tried using a Elmac A54H, but Ian thinks hell be OK using a crystal. IB, wid a temp. arnd 50 deg. F., has rain coming to Granite Bay soon, and KFW reminded OPs that the OCARC Meeting is Friday at the Red Cross Bldg. in Santa Ana. CW celebrates her 49th BD today Happy BD, Kathy! OIO had to negotiate a 3-foot boulder in the road going up to the mountains Fri. morning Not a gud idea to drive up here after dark! Last week, at Net time, HKT was leaving Rt 66 on a dirt road into the Music Mountains east of Kingman, AZ, fer a nice day of touring. Last week, IXN got all of the weeding done arnd the QTH, and, finished his income taxes No refund! RND, wishing KS6CW a happy BD, told Kathy shes still a young kid! HI. IC & XYL just got bk frm Tallahassee, FL, where they had a great 3-wk visit wid new grandharmonic, Indira, All Fred can say is WOW! NT, wid overcast WX on the Hill, worked a guy in Anarctica on 40 & 30m using the temporary ant. VDP had over 2 of rain frm the last storm in the rain guage, and Larry said that NT will be moving near him.
2/16/2005 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in MIH, HHC, CCD, IXN, LDC, BWH, and KFW/m. MIH, a close neighbor of AF6C, had the flu But Kevin plans a trip to Malibu to upgrade in two weeks! HHC, reminding OPs abt Fri. Club meeting, plans to be off skiing at Mammoth in abt 1 ½ weeks Ken then tantalized OPs wid plans fer a 14 ft vertical dipole ant. fer 30m! CCDs XYL is keeping Tom busy wid plans fer a new driveway, new sprinklers, etc., at the QTH, and CCD might see MIH at the CLARA pizza party come Saturday. IXN told MIH that his audio improved after Kevin moved slightly away frm the mike And IXN received his snail mail copy of the excellent Feb. issue of RF fer the Club History. AF6C announced that today was HHCs BD! (Happy Birthday, Ken!) LDC topped the avocado tree once more, to get it out of the beam ant., told HHC that the broken shoulder is doing FB, and told OPs that the conked-out 50 Mitsubishi TV repairs cost $440! BWH was dwn in the QRN at IXNs QTH, and KFW and XYL were shopping down in Huntington Beach.
2/16/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in MIH, JD, KTS, CCE, BWH, HHC, AF6C, WTQ, and MPW. MIH will be off to Handi-Hams in Malibu to upgrade to EXTRA Congrats, Kevin, says JD! And JD siad COAR is busy planning fer Baker-to-Vegas, next meeting: Mar 1, at OPD. AF6C told OPs that Leonard Victors call was W6RNA. KTS reminded OPs abt the upcoming test session for the Tech License See the Club website at www.w6ze.org for more info. CCE commented on the excellent issue of Feb RF edited by Kristin, K6PEQ The PEQs, Kristin and Dan received kudos frm OPs fer the FB 18 page edition CONGRATS! And Kenan told OPs that he and BWH moved Club tower sections into storage units. BWH has no firm moving date as yet, and Bob aired Newsline #1435, where we learned that So. Africa now has a code-free amateur radio license!
HHC will be off on a ski trip to Mammoth come the last Sun. of Feb Ken announced that we will man the Orange County Amateur Radio Booth at the Orange County Fair, morning, afternoon, and evening, on Wed., July 13! See Kristin, K6PEQ, our OCARO Rep., to get your free parking passes, etc Then HHC refreshed our memories concerning Leonard Victor, W6RNA, and Al Watts, W6IBR, who handled the handicapped amateur licensing program at the Long Beach Naval hospital in the 80s Then Ken told OPs that Fri. nite Club meeting will feature a report on the Clipperton Island DXpedition.
2/20/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked in IMW, NU6T, IB, KFW, VDP, HKT, RND, KS6CW, IC, KA6G, NT, IXN, and OIO. UEB, wid earlier rain in Irvine, has the sun out now And work & job hunting are keeping Rick vy busy! IMW, wid ABØSI visiting, too much Ebay & work, cant find time fer much radio, and NU6T flew in and flew out! IB, wid vy heavy rain in Granite Bay last nite, will be moving to the Sierra foothills in abt a month. KFW said that he saw a gud video of a DXpedition to Clipperton Island at the OCARC meeting, provided by Willie, N8WP. VDP has never seen rain like he had over the QTH the other nite, and HKT just got bk frm two days of dirt roads and hiking in the Black Mountains near Bullhead City. RND has been keeping the ant. grounded wid all this lightning, and the rain has allowed John to catch up on his reading He just read a book by Terry Kay. CW got another downpour this morning, and Kathy loves the full park lakes, the ducks and the clean air! IC flew in & flew out, and KA6G went frm sun to rain during Net, including a tornado in Huntington Beach! Nt will be packing fer the Big Move this coming week The City is beginning to breath dwn Rays back! HI! IXN warned all OPs to dump standing water arnd the QTH to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus. OIO walked thru part of the mountain forest being restored last week The Forest Service has removed thousands of trees & tons of brush It looks great!
2/23/2005 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in CCE, CCD, HHC, LDC, IXN, and N1AB. AF6C drove his sister to the Long Beach airport last nite to catch her flight bk to Boston He returned in a cloudburst, safely, to the QTH! And Bob said that friend Mark has returned frm Iraq! CCE told OPs abt John Clure, his friend who works for Kenwood servicing, and Kenan also told OPs to check out www.contesting.com for amateur radio contests news. CCD, lunching late, will skip din-din tonite, and Tom said that he finished mounting the Comet antenna on the auto Now, CCD must eliminate the mold growing in the shed! HHC discovered missing Wouff Hong pix for the WEB site on another computer, and Ken has once again placed them on the Club webpage, to be viewed only by members of the Royal Order of the Wouff Hong, of course! HHC said that his mom is out of the hospital after suffering a breathing problem this morning! LDC enjoyed a nite of gambling at the Lodge, lost avocados from the tree when high winds struck, and will be off wid the RV group to North San diego County tomorrow. IXN read a short article on Comet Wild 2 recent discoveries which will be changing comet descriptions in new science textbooks! AB flew in and flew out.
2/23/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, KTS, WP, KTT, CCE, HHC, AF6C, BWH/m, WTQ & . JD & XYL stayed dry during recent rains, going out only to get groceries And Lowell told OPs the next Baker-to-Vegas meeting will be at the OPD on Mar. 1. KTS will be looking fer communications help wid the MS-150 Bike Tour in Oct Starting in Huntington Beach Park, the Tour overnights in Mission Bay and then continues to San Diego. Strong winds & rain destroyed the awning on WPs RV, but the VHF ant. was not hurt And Willie didnt check into the 10m Net, he had a loud scream frm the speakers Then WP suggested that we use ICE filters to keep FD RFI at a minimum. KTT checked in wid weak audio sigs at NCS, but Sheryls audio improved when she moved a bit closer to the mike. CCE & IXN agreed on rain depression Were both tired of the rain! And Kenan, busy studying, will be off to the TRW Swapmeet this weekend. HHCs grandharmonic says, Rain, rain, go away! Ken told OPs that repair of cracked stucco will eliminate window leaks at the QTH Then HHC reminded OPs to renew their ARRL membership thru the Club. Ken told OPs abt false positives, ie., innocent E-mails that may be rejected by internet servers because their code looks like it might contain viruses, bits of harmful code, etc. AF6C flew in and flew out. BWH checked in mobile, and Bob asked OPs abt suggestions fer mounting a VHF ant. to the truck When BWH arrived at the QTH, he aired Newsline file #1436, where we learned that SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC ARE BEGINNING PILOT EXPERIMENTS WITH BPL! (Tnx, Bob! We appreciate your dedicated service airing Newsline for us!)
2/27/2005 OCWN 40m Phone Net - NCS/UEB
checked in IMW, HKT, KFW, RND, KS6CW, KA6G, OIO, VDP, IXN, IC, and NT. UEB has been working on his WorldCom fraud claim,
although most of his holdings were acquired before the claim period! IMW, not operating much, has been doing sum glowbug
stuff. HKT survived the big storms widout
damage, just a lil flodding around the QTH. KFW
flew in and flew out, and RND welcomed the nice, sunny WX, and John said that
he is reading books by Robert Fulghum. CW, wid
a briefly stuck paddle, went to Barnes & Noble wid her gift certificate yesterday,
picking up a couple of astronomy books. KA6G,
getting better, said that the OCWN has been gud fer him, getting the working after many
long years. OIO had a gud morning
fer the Net wid nothing to tell this time. VDP,
enjoying the sun, told UEB that he didnt sell Saturday at TRW. IXN was cleaning windows inside the QTH last,
leaving the outsides til after the rains. IC
had QSB on all sigs wid fading, and NT, hitting a snag on the move, was enjoying a nice,
sunny Hill today
Maybe Ray will move to Corona del Mar instead of
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