OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, KFW, KS6CW, RND, OIO, VDP, and IXN.
UEB, wid the logs updated, needs 15 more states fer WAS, and, Rick hopes to
be off on a trip to the Sequoia Nat. Forest next week.
IMW is getting the Paraset spy rig ready fer VE Day next week, and KFW
missed the last two Nets as he and the XYL were watching the grand daughter while his
daughter and her husband were visiting China. CW
reported a gud turnout fer Morse Day, telling OPs that MTC member, CTW, is currently
working wid Jim, W4FOK, the Mill, to upgrade the program. CTW will create a Windows
version of the Mill. RND reported all OK at
the QTH wid plenty of magazines to read, but no books.
OIO, on a college tour to Old Pasadena last week, tried to check in frm the
cabin 2 weeks ago wid no success. VDP,
visiting NTs QTH fer the last time, said that lots of stuff will be left behind. And Larry told OPs that insurance will pay fer the
stolen van, and hell be shopping fer a new car!
IXN reported the brain scan negative, plaque in the right carotid artery,
and osteoporosis beginning in the hips.
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in IXN, and HHC. AF6C plans to be
ready to air Newsline File on 2M net by next week
And Bob and HHC made a visit to see
Willie on Sat. to see how he is recuperating frm the recent auto accident. IXN reported on a shorted electrical trunk feed frm
the Rectory to the 2-story school at St. Anne Parish in Santa Ana. HHC & AF6C
offered helpful suggestions on tracing the underground conduit with an RF xmitter and a
receiver. IXN also reported that his brain
scan was negative, but the bone density test showed slight osteoporosis in his
Also there is some plaque in his right carotid artery. HHC said that the two meter outside ant. is agn
hooked up, and Ken said he has abt another hrs work on getting the 2m rig hooked up
in the T-Bird. And OPs suggested that IXN get
a set of fin combs to straighten bent cooling fins on air conditioners.
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, AF6C, HHC, KFW, CCD, and BWH/m. JD
& XYL hosted a BD party fer the daughter-in-law last week, and Lowell has two more
parties coming up in June, which will interfere wid Lowells FD plans
that the Orange PD can triumph over Newport Beach at Baker-to-Vegas next year. HHC told OPs that he has gud group pix frm
Baker-to-Vegas Run this year, and Ken told OPs that the Club Bfast will begin a half hr
earlier to avoid later congestion and noise at the restaurant. HHC & AF6C said that Willie has a laptop NB
& Internet access to keep him occupied during rehab!
KFW, in the process of doing house repairs, cud hear slight hum on
Bob turned off the tone control, and voila!
No hum! CCD, wid the brother-in-law in frm England, took a
side tour, on a trip up north, to see the lighthouse atop Morro Rock, south of
They had a 300 ft. climb to reach the lighthouse, wid strong winds
accompanying them on the 3-hour tour! IXN
& BWH briefly discussed the financial records kept by the former owner of an oil
distribution business, that BWH will soon take
over. BWH then aired Newsline File #1446, which said to check into radiomarine.org
if you are interested in commercial CW frequencies proposals.
OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, HKT, OIO, RND, GVG, VDP, and IXN. This
past week, UEB drove up to the Sequoia National Forest fer sum off-pavement
Rick also drove thru the Chimney Peak wilderness, wid snow at the higher
elevations and many roads closed! IMW wished
all a happy V-E Day
And Ian, noting a slight increase in NC code speed, said that
Rick must have found sum coffee before Net
And IMW will be running the
Paraset frm abt noon today. HKT found gud
hiking and dirt roads in AZ last week, and Homer told OPs that there are two bombers in Hawthorne
this weekend thru Sunday, and telling Rick that the B-24 flew over yesterday late in the
afternoon. OIO, in Garden Grove, worked Sao
Tome off the coast of Africa on Friday, and RND had gud sigs on all OPs up here in
And John bought a pair of cell phones for himself & the XYL. GVG, bk frm traveling, has 56 & 57 on OPs this
Then Roy kicked bk in Avocado land to listen to the rest of the Net. VDP got a new Mazda this week, and VDP, UEB, and
IMW all visited NT on The Hill fer the last time. IXN, gardens done, and admiring a blooming 12
diameter Dinner Plate Dahlia, received UEBs E-mail copy of a pix of UEB, IMW, VDP,
and NT, all at NTs QTH on the Hill
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in LDC, IXN, and HHC. AF6C alerted OPs
that a high speed freeway chase ended abt an hour before Net, and also that Bob has
Newsline File ready on the iPod fer airing on the 2m Net.
IXN heard LDC fer the 1st time, as Larry continues to experiment
wid antenna positioning. IXN said that the
McGowan murder/suicide, that took place in Garner Valley, was just across, and slightly
down Tool Box Spring Road frm his neices mini-ranch.
HHC has just abt completed installation of the 2m rig in the T-Bird, and Ken
said that 18 people attended the Club Bfast last Sat. at the Katella Grill. HHC also
said that Diane will be off fer a visit to Ireland come late Sept. or early Oct. Ken
said that May Club program will feature a talk on emergency communications during
hurricane Charlie. Gordy, NOA, will give a
presentation on tropospheric ducting at OCARC meeting in June.
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, KTS, HHC, AF6C, CCE, KFW, and BWH. JD
has accepted OPIs vacated Membership post in the Club, and Lowell and the XYL
surprised the expecting daughter-in-law wid a crib mattress!
KTSs medical tests were all OK, and David reported on a successful UCI
MS Walk wid abt 3 to 5 thousand in attendance!
Nw David is preparing fer the Mojave
250+ Death Race across the Mojave Desert, where he will be comfortably seated helping wid
communications, on the top floor of the Whiskey Pete Casino in Primm, NV. Then KTS reminded all to register fer Hamcon coming
up in Sept. IXN & Lee visited Cory, AE6GW,
over at Winns Music Store
GW has almost finished her Hawaiian Ukelele, a fine
looking instrument to date! HHC said that WP
and KTT showed up at the Club Bfast, wid Willie in a wheel chair and happy to be away frm
rehab fer awhile! Ken said that Willie already has a new car! We again thank BWH fer his many years of service to
amateur radio airing Newsline tapes, and then, Newsline files!
And we thank Bob,
AF6C, fer taking over duties for the airing of Newsline files at present. Bob aired
Newsline file #1447, where we learned that Jack Gerritsen, former KG6IRO, is now in
custody on warrants for malicious interference to police, military, emergency marine, and
amateur radio communications. Mr. Gerritsen
has amassed fines of over $52,000, which are still outstanding. (Ed. note: The
ARRL ought to have a Lid-of-the-year award, and dishonor Jack as its
first recipient!) CCE was unable to check into
the OCWN Sunday
Kenan was honoring his mom on Mothers Day! KFW, checking in after Newsline file, gave AF6C a
gud report on the audio
All Ops heard Bobs airing of Newsline, using the Ipod,
5/15/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, HKT, KFW, VDP, IXN, IB, and OIO. IMW
got bk on the air wid the ARC-5 that he picked up frm W6NT, Ray. And HKT cudnt copy IMW, but Homer did enjoy
the CW vs. cell phone event on the Jay Leno Show, and HKT worked the Palos Verdes Marathon
for his 8th year! KFW filled the
week wid the 2 ps
plumbing & painting at the QTH, and VDP worked 4 Armed
Forces Day stations yesterday. UEB started his
new job at Northrop Grumman, formerly TRW
Now Rick will be off to the Dayton
Hamvention come Thurs. morning! IXN is on
lovastatin fer the cholesterol, and fosamax for the osteoporosis. NC, and other Ops, cud not copy W7IB
too far dwn in the QRN! OIO spent a great day
yesterday at Huntington Library, taking in a tour of the grounds, a Tea Room buffet, and
wandering arnd. UEB will be in Dayton next
Sunday, so the Net is open to anyone wishing to accept NC duties!
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in PEQ, CCD, LDC, IXN and HHC. PEQ
& OPs lauded Chip & Ken in their contest on the Jay Leno show, CW vs text
messaging wid cell phones, as their 20+ wpm easily beat the cell phones!
vy tired tonite, kicked bk on her arrival home
PEQ is working on a prospective OCARC
member in his neighborhood, and Dan said that he worked OPs on 6m all over the continental
U.S. today! CCD is bk frm Palm Springs where
he took in the Follies Review, and he and the XYL took the Tram to the top of Mt. San
Jacinto. AF6C suggested that PEQ send the
prospective Club member a copy of RF, to which Dan agreed. HHC invited OPs to hear a presentation on Hurricane
Charlie Emergency Communications at Club meeting Fri. eve., and OPs tnxed PEQ fer
supplying a rig fer the Jay Leno TV Contest. HHC
sent tnx to AF6C fer help solving problems wid the new Counter going on the website.
HHC also said that power has been supplied to the 2m/440 rig in the T-Bird. IXN heard LDC 5/5 tonite!
And all OPs heard
Larry wid gud audio despite background QRN. IXN
told HHC that he has been receiving his E-mails 100% at present. LDC switched over to the 10m Vertical to hear HHC,
and Larry is planning a trip wid the Elks to Palm Desert over the weekend
not be here for the O.C. Fair, hell be catching fish in Montana!
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, LDC, HHC, AF6C, CCE, MIH, MIG, and BWH/m.
JD & XYL are off to San Diego come Friday, to celebrate JDs
sisters 80th BD, and his brothers BD, too
Well miss JD
at Club meeting! LDC, frm June 2 July
14, will be vacationing in Montana, where Larry will kick bk fer sum gud fishing! HHC wud eagerly solve the St. Anne School
electrical problem in Santa Ana
Hed rent them the Club generator fer
And HHC stopped by Watsons Drugstore in Orange to have a cup of
coffee wid WWK, DLA, Mike & Dave frm COAR. AF6C
used his 40 yr old hedge trimmer to trim the hedge out front at the QTH, saying that the
trimmer worked FB after a lil lubrication. CCE,
on the new VHF/UHF triband ant. that he picked up frm VKZ, checked in wid FB sigs
Kenan, just bk frm the gym, must now check up on his equipment listed on
E-Bay. MIH, recuperated frm minor surgery, is
on his way bk to school tomorrow, and MIGs daughter just graduated, magna cum laude,
frm the Cal State Fullerton Child Development Program!
BWH checked in mobile
Bob is awaiting fer arrival of paperwork on the new
business venture, then Bob will make the move to N. Dakota, leaving us wid a void in the
2m check-in list!
OPs thanked Bob-BWH for his many years of service re-airing
Newsline Tapes over amateur radio! Then AF6C
aired Newsline File #1448, in which Andy, N6TCQ, sent kudos to all contributors to AR
We then learned that 24.0-24.5 GHZ will soon be occupied by short range
radar in the UK!
And a new bill in Congress H-230, if passed, will force FCC to
review its rules on BPL interference to business & emergency communications
$250,000 bond must be posted fer Jack Gerritsen to gain his immediate release frm
(Ed. note: I still think ARRL should
send Jack a Lid-of-the-year award! We
truly hope that Jacks reformation period in prison will teach him the true meaning
of, SILENCE IS GOLDEN!)
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in LDC, HHC, IXN, and CCE. LDC was dwn
in the QRN at IXNs QTH, but Larrys sigs improved as the band improved slightly
during Net. HHC can get the Brother Cadfael
tapes frm Willie, and Ken said that Motorola has come out wid a new BPL system that allows
BPL sigs to enter power lines at the 240 volt level, thus cutting down immeasurably on
interference wid other communications modes! And
HHC had to take the erring 2m/440 mobile rig to the Kenwood Doc! AF6C and OPs discussed sum hints on solving the
light bulb problem in RF, and CCE sent AF6C a possible solution to the light
bulb problem. IXN told OPs that the Brother
Cadfael tapes are excellent!
Phone net W6ZE/IXN
checked in KTS, BWH/m, CCE, HHC, AF6C, WA6TWF, and KFW.
KTS said a Tech license class will be scheduled fer the weekend of Aug. 26,
27, and 28
And David is enjoying the upswing in the Real Estate Market! BWH, anxious to get a sunflower crop planted in N.
Dakota, checked in mobile, but joined us later on an HT over the Supersystem, activated by
And Bob may still join us fer FD! CCE
and Dan will be off, soon, on a back-packing trip in the Onyx Summit region near Big Bear
City, and HHC gave OPs the list of Band-captains fer FD
Ken also said that Boyscouts
may be camping nearby, and that we cud introduce them to amateur radio during FD! TWF flew in and flew out, so AF6C got
no answer to his inquiry abt one of Bobs co-workers that may have passed away. KFW is painting and sprucing up the QTH in
preparation fer a harmonic visit next month, then Chris & the XYL are off to the Pittsburgh,
PA, area to visit relatives
When they get bk, it will be time to get new carpet in
the QTH! AF6C then aired Newsline File #1449,
where we learned that Vatican radio is not dead after all!
HV1CN & HV3CA are QRT
fer good, but HVØA special events station at the North American College, and HV4NAC at
the Vatican, will still be operational
5/29/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, IB, OIO, KFW, KS6CW, KA6G, RND, VDP, GVG, and IXN. Ed:(Gud pix of you & Casey, W7IB, at the
Hamvention, Rick!...I forwarded them to HHC and AF6C).
UEB will QNG to any Net OP that can copy a check-in that NC cannot hear
the check-in info can be relayed to NC. IMW thanked UEB fer Hamvention pix, and Ian picked
up 2 ARC-5 xmitters at TRW fer $5 each!...E-Bay, here I come!...HI. IB checked in frm Meadow Vista using the 706 wid a
vy low inverted vee fer 40m
Casey heard all Ops FB.
OIO got a new floor in the kitchen on the 2nd try
that did the 1st job got fired! KFW, painting in the QTH all week, had only painting to
report! And CW, wid weak sigs, said that the
Morse Telegraph Club will hve a booth on the Queen Mary, the Big Train Show, June 11 &
12. KA6G attended the Dayton Hamvention in
1956, and hopes to return agn in 2006, 50 yrs later! The
year that RND visited the Hamvention, it rained fer 2 days and wiped out the swap meet
hopes to hve better luck the next time! VDP,
bk frm a gud day at TRW, gave NTs e-mail adr: W6NT@adelphia.net. NC cud not copy GVGs sigs, which were way
dwn in the QRN! IXN
is hving trouble tuning the Scout 555 using the RIT control
IB told IXN that his sigs
are abt 800 Hz too low!
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