4/03/2005 40m OCWN CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW/6, KFW, IC, OIO, VDP, RND, KS6CW, AG, HKT, NT, IXN, and GVG. UEB hoped all enjoyed one less hour of sleep!
And Rick will be doing some prep work today fer next week interviews! IMW has a stability problem wid the ARC-5, and it
will be on the air next week
And Ian said that a pair of aircraft xmitters frm NT are
going to a collector of aircraft gear
Also IMW told NC that he was using the TS-430S
today. KFW, enjoying the spring WX, gave NCS a
RST 589. IC, wid a marine layer in
Phone Net The 10m
Phone Net moved to 15m as of this evenings net!
W6ZE/AF6C checked in PEQ, IXN, and CCD.
PEQ and Kristin will be off to the DX Convention in
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, HHC, AF6C, BWH, and KFW. JD got
a new table and will set up the VHS rig to operate the 15m Net possibly by next
JD has been busy wid COAR, and Lowell told OPs that his son & wife will hve
a baby girl by the 1st week in Aug.! HHC
helped N8WP wid April RF, and Ken said the new Club Bfast restaurant has gud
food. KTT & WP will be helping BWH and the
GGPD in the Baker-to-Vegas Run. HHC will take
the auto in fer an oil change, and then next week, he & Diane are off to Laughlin fer
a lil R&R. AF6C thought that AB
might show up on 15m tonite
No luck! NOT,
AF6C, and Brian visited old Boeing mountain sites last week, including windy Monument
Bob said that Boeing radio towers might be being used by others, too!
Julian, gas was $2.95/gal!
Then Bob told OPs to click on the OCARC Orange on the
website, then critique a new webpage!
Contact AF6C wid your comments! HHC & BWH said that Baker-to-Vegas Run will
occur on Apr. 23 & 24. KFW worked on an
errant TV, the voltage was OK, he reset the microprocessor, and now all is well! BWH aired Newsline file #1442, wid a gud report on
the 8.2 EQ in the Sumatra region in
4/10/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in HQK, VDP, KFW, HKT, GVG, IC, RND, OIO, KS6CW, KA6G, IXN, and NT. UEB finished his taxes yesterday
and wid a
refund! HQK checked in after several months
due to other obligations
Bart enjoyed hearing so many chack-ins! VDP will pick up sum more of NTs stuff today,
and Larry may need Chris help to get the errant laptop up and running. HKT told OPs that the B17 will be in
4/13/2005 15m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in HHC, LDC, and IXN. HHC said that PFA stopped his Tennessee Valley Indians right in their tracks wid the repair of a loose connection! Diane wrangled a suite fer HHC and herself, from the Flamingo hotel in Laughlin! And HHC said that he will handle communications frm the City of Baker, thru Shoshone, then half way to Pahrump during the Baker-to-Vegas Run. IXN cudnt hear LDCs sigs at the QTH LDC was using a 80m loop ant to work the Net Larry will try to put up a 15m dipole fer next weeks Net! IXN checked in late Bob forgot throw the ant. switch frm the 40m rig position fer the OCWN, to the YAESU VHF rig! IXN will hve a carotid artery test, a bone density test, and a brain MRI in late April. AF6Cs nicad batteries kept Rudolphs red nose blinking frm Dec 1 thru April 1! And Bob is reburbishing an old fan (40, maybe 50 yrs old) It still works! Next, he will repair an errant power supply in an old tectronics oscilloscope.
4/13/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, HHC, AF6C, and BWH. Limited by his health, JD will not be participating in Baker-to-Vegas this year. HHC is still trying to find a way to snake control cables frm the trunk to the passenger compartment in the T-Bird, and Ken & Diane are still trying to figure out what the yellow bikini wid a blue background is doing on CH4 cable during The DaVince Code airing! IXN suggested that HHC check out Autolands radio installers fer help wid the T-Bird cable problem. AF6C told BWH that he wud get something ready to air Newsline File when BWH moves away. And AF6C & IXN agree that these new plastic window fans are a rip-off! The plastic used just doesnt stand up to the WX! BWH aired Newsline File #1443 The BPL plan fer the UK has been scrapped! BPL in Irving, TX, has pulled the plug And, did U.S. Navy sonar beach dolphins in Florida? a very interesting Newsline! Tnx, Bob!
4/17/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IC, KS6CW, KA6G, VDP, RND,
4/20/2005 15m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in LDC, IXN, and HHC. IXN cudnt hear LDC
dwn in the QRN
AF6C will go to Larrys QTH tomorrow and help LDC wid a vertical
ant. AF6C and OPs missed UC and GW at the last
couple of Club meetings, and Bob has now finished refurbishing the old mid-century metal
fan which we are sure will outlast these new plastic cheapies! VKZ is busy selling off ham gear before making the
big move back East to
4/20/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in MEQ, KTS, MIH, MIG, HHC, KFW, and AF6C. MEQ put up a Diamond X-50 2m/440 vert. antenna, which is doing a FB Job! KTS warned all OPs that they only hve two weeks to sign up fer HAMCON, and David said that the crowd at the MS Walk ranged between 2 & 4 thousand! MIH played hookie to go meet The American Idol, and Kevin has a new 2m/440 GP-6 ant, wid abt 9 db gain on 440. AF6C told Kevin abt the bad time he had the only time he played hookie! HHC, wid the lost feedline connected to the rig once more, told OPs that this is our 1st contact wid Berlie, MEQ! And Ken tells OPs to go check out the ham gear fer sale, etc., at VKZs QTH. HHC also told OPs abt the FD site at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. KFW & XYL were baby sitters fer a week wid their 18 month old grand daughter while daughter & husband were away. AF6C & IXN reminded all to check into the 15m Net the 10m net having moved to 15m on 21.375 MHz!
40m CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, KS6CW, KA6G, HKT, VDP, RND, IXN, and CCE.
UEB bought his Hamvention tickets yesterday and is looking forward to Dayton
and Casey will be representing the OCWN
pix of UEB, NT, VDP, and IMW on The Hill just before NT left for the new QTH). IMW, not on the vintage gear this week, is getting
the Paraset ready fer VE Day, and CW informed OPs that next Sat. is Morse Day, and all are
welcome to enjoy the luncheon and meeting at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Fullerton frm
11:30 to 3 PM. KA6G ran the W6MTC net
yesterday, wid sum QRN. In the middle of the
net, Jims keyer failed, so he went to the hand key.
Jim asked RND to take over NC duties due to QRN at his QTH. Last week, HKT spent 3 days doing crowd control fer
the B17 Bomber visit, six volunteers winning a ride in the plane frm here to Lancaster, to
be flown back by private pilots. VDP, working
on the laptop, finally got Windows 95 to work, and Larry hopes to get bk to NTs QTH
to pick up more gear.
4/27/2005 15m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in IXN, LDC, HHC, PFA, and CCE. AF6C got pix
frm PEQ at the DX Convention in
4/27/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, CCE, AF6C, and HHC. JD gave all OPs 5/9 sig rpts, and JD & IXN compared medical test results. AF6C described LDCs 2-section tubular ant. tower to OPs. IXN told OPs that there are abt 30 OPs nw checking into the OCWN! IXN wondered if Willie & Cheryls airbags deployed during their recent auto accident. CCE likes the new Club Webpage, and Kenan highly approves of the old Alamitos Naval Airstation fer FD this year. AF6C said that Mays Club program will be arranged while Willie recuperates frm his injuries And Bob has finished the fan project wid the old motors purring like new! AF6C also finished another Brother Cadfael mystery (If you finish the series, Bob, you will know quite a bit about monastic life!) And, Bob downloaded Westlink File, but he isnt prepared to air it as yet. HHC asked OPs if they had heard that the State of CA. needs communications people No response (...May news letter has details). Ken filled OPs in abt WP and KTTs auto accident last night And HHC is now finished with jury duty.
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