8/03/2005 15m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in CCE, HHC, and IXN. CCE & HHC are
enjoying watching the astronauts working on Shuttle repairs and International Space
Station activities. And CCEs salmon
steak whetted taste buds at the Club potluck at the PEQs QTH. IXN commented on Spirit Rover activities on Mars,
and HHC gave CCE a rundown on the Red Tide that appears along the Pacific coast during
summer months. AF6C, HHC, and CCE all thanked
Dan and Kristin fer hosting a vy FB Club potluck at their QTH! Then HHC, AF6C, and CCE talked abt a possible Club
fishing trip after the Red Tide disappears.
8/03/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, CCE, AF6C, HHC, W5DYG, and KTS. JD
missed the Club potluck last Sat., after receiving a 5am phone call that his sons
new arrival was expected soon
At 3:14pm Mon. afternoon, Lowell added grandchild #10
to the growing family
a 7 lb 7 ounce female harmonic!
All OPs congrats Lowell on the new addition! And
AF6C, wid a Newsline file ready, tells OPs abt a E-mail, and subsequent QSO, wid his 1st
amateur radio contact, WA2EMF, in Long Island, NY
The first contact was on Aug. 2 at
14:54 EDT way back, and the 2nd contact on 20m, was at 14:54 PDT, was also on
Aug. 2! CCE had hoped that more Club members
cud hve made it to the potluck at the PEQs, and OPs were glad to hear Corky, DYG, check in
to the Net. HHC reminded all OPs abt the
upcoming Club Bfast at the Katella Grill come Sat. morning, and Ken said that 24 people
showed up at the Club potluck. HHC also said
that channel 113, the NASA channel, carries TV directly frm the Space Station! AF6C then aired Newsline file #1459
that Australia will have a new ham entrance license, a Foundation Class License, probably
And Rebecca Dorf, WG4Y, a ham for 4 yrs, was the Young Ham of the Year
OCWN CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in IMW/6, GVG, OIO, RND, IC, NT, and IXN.
UEB tnxed GVG for relaying ICs check-in and report, and Rick said that
he had to go into work right after Net! UEB
also got checked out on W6TRW this past Friday; it was the 1st time Rick ran
1500W! IMW is busy packing fer the Isle of Man
trip starting tomorrow, and GVG said all sigs are weak in Bonsall, IC being the exception. And Roy trusts that Rick enjoyd the 1500W!
Last Net, OIO did
NOT report that Fiberglassing is vy easy, rather, that it is vy messy! And Ann says that the patched hole in the van looks
pretty gud frm 10 ft. away. RND has solid copy
on all stations, and John is looking forward to his upcoming trip to ME & NY State to
see family. IC said that he was experiencing
QRN and QSB on Net Ops today, and NCS had trouble copying NTs weak sigs
said all sigs were weak today, and Ray is missing the gud conditions on the Hill! IXN and Lee will hve a new roof put on the QTH
before the fall & winter rains.
8/10/2005 15m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in LDC, IXN, PEQ, and HHC. AF6C told IXN that
Newsline File will be aired on the 2m Net. LDC
got bk frm a 1 ½ month trip to Montana fer sum fishing and R&R, returning by way of a
trip down the West Coast stopping at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy and a visit to the Elk
Lodge at Pismo Beach. IXN, wid weak sigs
tonite, suspects a SWR change
IXN then read late findings on the space probe/comet
collision. AF6C tnxed PEQ fer the BC-1
PEQ said that Kristin is finishing up Aug. RF in the other room
told Dan that the new EICOM rig is doing a FB job tonite!
And PEQ is glad to be off
jury duty! HHC, commenting on a vy successful
Club Bfast last Sat, said that a OP has sum equipment fer sale that he wud like to hve
advertised among Club members
Ken then brought OPs up-to-date on ocean fishing news,
and HHC said that he will be back-packing in the High Sierra this weekend, and IXN &
HHC discussed the Perseid Meteor Shower that will be taking place at that time.
8/10/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, LDC, N1AB, HHC, BWH, and AF6C. JD &
XYL have been entertaining grandharmonics fer the past few days while the mom & dad
are bk on the East Coast. And LDC said that it
was hard to come bk after a wonderful vacation, wid great WX and the best fishing in 30
yrs, to Montana!
And Larry completed a class in Adobe Photoshop. AB has been teaching the family how to use HTs to
access repeaters, and HHC and OPs welcomed LDC bk frm vacation. Ken told LDC
that he, AF6C, and CCE hve been thinking abt a salt water fishing event for interested
And HHC told IXN that he gets ocean fishing reports frm the OC Register
web site. BWH, wid a 45 day escrow, hopes to
be leaving fer the new QTH the week after the ARRL Convention! AF6Cs friend, John, who spoke to the Club abt
his ant. farm, was in contact wid Bob on 40m USB as John was delivering a plane to Russia
via Dayton, OH; Goose Bay, Labrador; Iceland; and Birmingham, Eng., to end up 3 days later
at the destination. AF6C then
aired Newsline File #1460
Canada said bye-bye to morse code
K6LAE, N9MW, and
W9CAR, on 14.238 MHz, helped save KC6ORF, wid a leg injury, stranded in the ocean off
Salina Cruz, Mexico, on Sun. morning, July 24!
San Diego Gas & Electric will
begin operating BPL in the 92123 Zip Code area beginning Aug. 31!
OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IB, GVG, VDP, IC, RND, KA6G, HKT, NT, and IXN.
UEB thanked GVG fer relaying ICs check-in report, and Rick is still
recovering frm a 7 ½ hour hike along the ridge of the Santa Ana Mts.! IB heard all Net check-ins today, and UEB asked
Casey to QNI Ann, OIO, but she did not reply. GVG experienced QSB on Net sigs in
exotic Bonsall this morning, and VDP said he missed Net last week
He was watching
sports on TV. IC, relayed by GVG, thanked UEB
fer e-mail comments on CW operation fer the California QSO Party. RND got a new paint job on the QTH
And John read the book 1776, a great history story. KA6G still isnt up to par on conversation
yet, and HKT was in the desert last Sunday wid no HF in the truck, had a gud time on the
Lane Victory cruise to Catalina, missed the last TRW Swapmeet, is looking forward to the
OCWN Luncheon at the Riverside Convention, and will be in Hawaii for the next two Nets! NT, wid a foggy day at the beach, heard Randy,
W6SJ, trying to check in
And Ray had a long QSO wid the Lane Victory
yesterday. Its call is W6LV. IXNs antenna tuner refuses to tune, so Bob
will switch the HF rig over to the manual MFJ tuner, and IXN is having a new roof put on
8/17/2005 15m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in LDC, CCE, IXN, and HHC. IXN cudnt
hear LDC, for IXN had a S6 noise level at the QTH! And
IXN measured AF6Cs sigs at S2 above the QRN. AF6C,
enjoying the cooler WX, will air AR Newsline on the 2m Net tonite, and CCE would like to
see net control OPs rotate, thus giving Club members a chance to experience net control
operations. CCE will soon be off to a trade
show in Denver, and Kenan if busy preparing for new Fall classes. IXN suggested that we take a poll at Club meeting
to discover which OPs have low band capabilities, ie: 10 - 40m. Diane performed an operation on
HHCs VHF feedline with the hedge trimmers, cutting it almost in half!
is looking forward to a splicing party!
So HHC checked in frm the shack
of AF6C tonite. El Presidente HHC reminded
all abt Club meeting Fri. eve. to hear abt Echolink!
Ken then said that VKZ leaves
fer the East Coast on Sat., and, there will be a ARDF event on Sat. in Huntington
And HHC witnessed a beautiful display of the Perseid meteors on a recent
backpack trip to the High Sierras!
8/17/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, N1AB, CCE, HHC, AF6C, and BWH. JD and
XYL are resting up after the grandharmonics left, and, they got the carpet
And JD & IXN briefly discussed family trees, and AB has been in San
Diego catching up on work related advances, etc. CCE
says good evening to all, and Kenan thinks that Net bingo might be fun! CCE & PEQ will help HHC wid the tower when Ken
is ready, and Kenan will soon be absent frm Wed nite Nets when classes resume. HHC told CCE abt checking into Wed. Nets using a HT
frm the Santa Ana College campus during class breaks in times past
Ken then told OPs
abt Dianes surgery on the HF coax feedline, his terrific campout in the
High Sierras, and VKZs departure Sat. eve. fer the East Coast to stay in an assisted
living facility near relatives. AF6C talked
wid PFA recently, and Toms XYL is better
Bob has been working on a poster fer
HRO, and, does PEQ need more fliers? BWH and
Linda hope to be off to the new QTH in Sheldon, ND come Sept. 20
Bob said that Willie
& Sheryl will have help wid Baker-to-Vegas with Jim Tucker getting his ham ticket. AF6C then aired Newsline File #1461
As of Aug.
9, Italy will drop morse code frm its ham license
Canada is now investigating BPL,
and, the use of airborne mobile phones can destroy communications in the radio astronomy
window for thousands of miles!
OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IC, IB, GVG, KA6G, KS6CW, VDP, RND, OIO, NT, IXN, KFW/MO, and SQL. UEB thanked GVG fer KFWs Denver, CO relay and
GVG is fast becoming a key OCWN relay station!
UEB, hoping everyone is making plans to go to Riverside, said that his CW
Net presentation will be at 1 PM! And IC, wid
reservations at the Marriott in Riverside, will see Rick there. IB had much fun yesterday at the Sierra Foothills
Amateur Radio Clubs annual picnic, and Casey was able to hear KFWs sigs frm
MO! GVG heard KFW 549 wid gud sigs on all
stations, and KA6G, wid gud sigs on all, said that school is starting
Time flies when
you hve a stroke!
HI! KS6CW got bk frm New
York, taking many photos in PA and NY, and visiting the Locust Grove Morse Historic Site. VDP, watching the Little League World Series, asked
Rick abt lunch time at the Convention
UEB suggested an early OCWN luncheon at 11:15
AM to avoid the lunch crowd, and, give UEB time to get to his 1 PM OCWN CW presentation. RND will see us in two weeks
John and XYL are
off to NJ, Maine, and NY to visit wid family. OIO
worked Rarotonga in the Cook Is
Except for this 15m SSB station, the band was dead! NT said sigs were vy bad at the beach
misses the Hill! IXN enjoyed
hearing KFW check in frm MO, and Bob said the roofers hve two days to finish the roof. GVG relayed KFWs sigs frm Denver, CO, and KFW
shud be home in two weeks. SQL, using 12 W, is
busy at work, his son is bk in school, and Marc is keeping a regular sched with an Alaska
OP thats a lot of fun!
8/24/2005 15m Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in
CCD, IXN, DHZ, and HHC. CCD & XYL just got
bk frm touring Alaska via a Princess cruise
It was 84 deg. F. in Fairbanks, cooling
down at around midnight!
And Tom will soon renew his license via W5YI. IXN asked AF6C if it was possible to renew a ham
license thru ULS (Universal Licensing System)
Bob said YES! IXN cudnt hear DHZ in the QRN, but NC said
that Jim had attended the DX Convention in Visalia. HHC
repaired Dianes surgical mistake on the antenna feedline, and Ken said
that there will be a Princess cruise in his future
But fer now, HHC and Diane will
soon be off to Ireland! Then HHC announced the
go away dinner fer VKZ & BWH next Tues. at Marie Callendar Restaurant on Katella
Ave. east of Glassell. AF6C has a Newsline
file fer the 2m Net.
8/24/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, KTS, HHC, AF6C, and BWH. JD
kicked bk fer most of the week,doing only sum house chores, and din-din &
the telephone kept him off the 10m Net tonite, but didnt keep him frm enjoying Club
meeting last Fri. eve.! KTS, busy at work
& working wid a licensing class this weekend, tnx AF6C fer airing Newsline
And David will attend the going away dinner fer VKZ & BWH come
Tuesday. All OPs, including HHC, enjoyed
WPs program at Club meeting last Fri. eve. on Echolink!
Tnx, Willie! AF6C checked out a Ellis Peters mystery book frm
the library, and Bob repeated the location of the dinner fer VKZ & BWH next Tues. eve. And BWH confirmed that he will be in attendance at
the dinner. AF6C then aired Newsline file
Come 2007, we will have 4 weeks additional Daylight Savings Time tacked onto
the summer/fall period, and, the United Kingdom now has a new Foundation Class License
which has already added 7,000 new licensed hams to the rolls, with a 20% increase in hams
moving to a higher license!
And many of the new hams are age 21 yrs and younger!
OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW, IB, GVG, WB9NXY/QRP, OIO, IC, KS6CW, KA6G, NT, and IXN. UEB said sig strength decreased during Net
thought the band was changing during Net. UEB
exercised early this morning
Too hot later in the day!
And Ricks harmonic
& XYL are off on a short trip to Washington, D.C. next week, so UEB is on his own for
the long weekend! IMW had a FB trip to GD land
on business, but no hamming. IB, to be in Clear
Lake next week, gave NXY/QRP in Freemont, a 599 report!
And GVG said that NXY had a FB 1 W sig!
Mike, NXY/QRP, is solar powered and appreciated the warm welcome frm Net
OPs, and OIO, in Gareden Grove, is just trying to keep cool!
IC is working on trying to improve his Stealth ant., raising it higher and
increasing the wire size
Fred hopes he doesnt unstealth it
HI! CW has been busy working wid all the pictures that
she took while in NY, placing sum of them on the screensaver. KA6G, wid nothing to say, flew in and flew
out, and NT wishes all a gud week frm sunny Corona del Mar. IXN, wid the QTH roof done, welcomes NXY to the
Net, hoping that Mike will not be a stranger to the Net!
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in IXN, JD, and HHC. HHC & AF6C
said the Club departure dinner for BWH and VKZ was a great success! A rough list of attendees was: AF6C, HHC, BWH & Linda, VKZ, FMS, UC(Jim), GW,
WP & KTT, WWK & Bev(now a Tech!), LDC, KOS, WZO & WZN, JD, KTS, and the PEQs. OPs passed along kudos to AF6C fer the FB
certificates fer BWH & VKZ. IXN & Lee
missed the dinner for another appointment. AF6C
worked WD8DFY in W. VA on 40m CW, and Bob told IXN that he has a Newsline file fer the 2m
Net. And dont forget to ask HHC abt his
128 bit encryption toenail, which can be vy dangerous to your health! IXN copied bits & pieces of JDs QSO thru
the S7 QRN at his QTH.
8/31/2005 2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, HHC, and AF6C.
JD has a vert. ant. and had an S3 noise level tonite on the 15m Net. HHC discussed the upcoming go-away dinner for BWH
and VKZ in greater detail. IXN told OPs that
KFWB had news frm a ham, working frm the attic of his QTH, located near hurricane Katrina. JD reminded OPs not to forget the Club Bfast Sat.
morning, and AF6C aired Newsline file #1463
The Italian Redcross will now use amateur
radio for emergency communications around the world!
Tnx, Bob. And AF6C has been busy reformatting a computer
Bob also reminded HHC & IXN that Pitt has a game this Sat.
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