10/2/2005 40M OCWN
CW Net - NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, HKT, VDP, IB, KFW, KS6CW, GVG, OIO, RND, IXN, and NT. UEB was using his Clandestine
Compromise ant, a 20ft radiating element tied off to the side, and 3
Having tied the loose end of the vertical to the eaves of the house, the ant.
looks like an inverted L! IMWs
rig du jour is the HW-101, and Ian said today is the CW segment of the Fall Classic event
for old and homebrew gear. QRG on 7045 KHz,
etc. HKT had two gud days of dirt roading in
Laughlin last week, and Homer got a card frm KH6BB, the battleship
10/5/2005 10m Phone Net - Today, the 15m Net switched to 10m on 28.375 MHz. IXN was listening but cud not transmit due to the rig's refusal to load on any frequency! CCD and JD chatted briefly on frequency, but left before AF6C got home frm the Boeing Octoberfest Bob was unable to get home in time to assume NC duties Some retired employees arrived late at the party and Bobs time of departure was delayed! IXN plans to revamp the shack wid a new rig, antenna, new power supply with meters, and an independent SWR meter. OPs were off to watch the Angel/Yankee playoffs!
10/5/2005 2m Phone
Net - W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, VDP, AF6C, and N1AB. IXN
complained abt the things he must do, and the things he cant do, wid the new
FT-897D! AB only lit up three bars on
JDs rig, and
10/9/2005 OCWN 40m
CW Net - NCS/UEB
checked in KFW, IMW/6, VDP, IB, GVG, KS6CW, KA6G, RND, IXN, and NT. The Net moved frm 7086.0 to 7086.5 to accommodate
Ians crystal controlled rig. UEB got
better sig reports on the antenna configuration, and Ricks harmonic took her college
entrance test fer the 2nd and final time! KFW
reported continuing house painting, ending wid a GO ANGELS!
HI! IMW, on Henry, tnxed the Net fer the
And Ian said the crystal was tuned at 7086 KHz, but it is high in Henrys
oscillator, wid IMW QRG Net freq. next time. VDP,
still sorting parts and doing yard work, said that Ian shud just pad his crystal wid a few
pf capacitor. IB will take the dogs out in the
woods today and get sum clean fresh air
Next week IB & SQL will go to Pacificon,
and IB told NC that the business trip was FB, but the air travel was awful! GVG, in Bonsall (Queen City of North San Diego
HI!), had a gud trip to
Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in LDC, HHC, CCD, and IXN listening on the side.
LDC and Pauline will be attending a halloween party as Groucho and Harpo
And Larry and IXN like rigs wid knobs that turn
And LDC attended a
charity event wid the Elks at Palm Desert. HHC
and OPs are watching a pitching duel between the Angels & the Whitesox, and HHC and
AF6C gave IXN possible outlets for wire needed to construct a new seismometer antenna. AF6C got HHCs card, sent frm
10/12/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, CCD, KFW, VDP, MIH, HHC, and AF6C. IXN heard all OPs FB tonite on the 10m Net, wid no QSB or QRN And Bob discussed possible outlets fer aluminum wire wid HHC & AF6C. JD had baby sitting chores wid the two twin grandkids today, and the lil crawlers & standups were into everything they cud reach! CCD, gardening all day & wid sum jogging on the side, will be taking it easy tomorrow, doing sum electronics work. KFW, finishing up the house painting, was experiencing a high noise level noise tonite Chris squelch refused to squelch, and HHC suggested disconnecting the ant. to determine if the problem is external, or internal in the rig. VDP, wid a cockeyed 6m beam, is sorting parts in prep. fer the TRW Swapmeet at months end. MIH, wid MIG in the background, said that the CHOC Walk was vy successful And Kevin was in the write-up in the Orange City News in the OC Register! No need fer sunglasses in Ireland said HHC! Clouds and rain everywhere they went, so people stay in the pubs and drink lots of Guiness! And Ken said that there are 40 shades of green in Ireland. OPs offered to help IXN put up a new ant Bob is waiting fer it to arrive at the candystore! And AF6C announced that his friend, KF6DTH, Gary Smith, a pilot, and former Blue Angel, became a Silent Key in a recent plane crash! AF6C then aired Newsline file #1469 Major PA electric utility drops BPL after a 2 yr project And, a Ham Radio Video Corps is suggested as a way to inform the public about ham radio emergency services during disasters, etc .What do you think? Send comments to arnewsline.com And remember JOTA (Jamboree On The Air) Oct 15 17 Tnx Bob!
40m CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, KFW, IB, HKT, KS6CW, KA6G, OIO, RND, VDP, IC, NT, and IXN. Wid a lil wind & sunny WX in
10/19/2005 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, CCD, HHC, and IXN (on
the side). LDC hears NC better on the
horizontal ant., and Larry bought a new HD projection TV + service contract
like to hve an OCARC/Elks joint DXpedition sometime in Jan. or Feb., depending on the WX,
and Larry needs a new mike connector on the FT-690. AF6C
asked IXN when we raise his new ant. (ans. in 2m Net notes), and KF6YOL, Charmaine, will
try to be at the next Club Bfast
And AF6C burned sum logs in the fireplace Mon. eve.
to warm up the QTH. CCD said there hve been
sum 6m openings, and Tom worked
10/19/2005 2m Phone
Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, VDP, HHC, AF6C, KG6MIG and
KG6MIH. IXN just discovered that they are
making his new ant. at MFJ at this time!
It will not be ready fer another 5 or 6
weeks! MIG & MIH, working on a project,
flew in and flew out. IXN, wid
AF6Cs sister in mind, talked wid Bob about the old wood dams in
10/23/2005 OCWN 40m CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW/6, GVG, IB, KFW, KS6CW, KA6G, VDP, IXN, NT, IC, NXY, and HKT. NCS and OPs continued to notice a lil hum on HKTs sigs, and, an echo effect on ICs sigs. UEB is working way too much wid 16 hour days last week! Rick hopes to get sum time off next week! Ian enjoyed buying too much tube stuffat the OCARC auction, and, IMW reported FB DX sigs on 17m this morning. GVG is in fog this am at 1,000 ft elevation in exotic Bonsall, while IB, in Meadow Vista, is enjoying sunny & calm WX Casey reported sum 40m DX that he must now drive to SF Bay area on business. KFW said the OCARC auction was a great success IMW found sum items he cudnt live without, and IXN got enough coax to last a lifetime! CW repeated info on the upcoming Morse Telegraph Club meeting at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Fullerton, and KA6G is enjoying the summer-like WX. VDP enjoyed FB sigs on all OPs today, and Larry told UEB that he didnt buy much at the auction. IXN told NC & OPs that he saw KFW, VDP, and IMW at the auction, and NT is all fogged in at Corona del Mar Ray visited the harmonic in Murrieta, and on the way back, he went by Goat Hill! Chain link fence all around it wid Keep Out signs Place is still intact So sad But Ray is getting used to the new place now. IC has been busy wid JOTA (Jamboree On The Air), Radio Merit Badge, and Eagle Cout Board of Review. NXY said the WX is cloudy & chilly in Fremont. In the recent loss of 911 phone service, Torrance Police activated the Torrance ARA HKT set up 2m/440 rigs at one of the emergency centers and stayed in contact wid the police net intil the problem was fixed TARA has ham ants. on many buildings in Torrance.
10/26/2005 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in HHC, CCD, IXN, ACT, and FMX. Closing the roof on HHCs new convertable auto interferes wid the mobile rig ant And HHC said that IMW bought AULs boat anchor at the Club auction, ie: the Russian tank rig made by RCA in Canada. Ken reported that the Club netted $250+ dollars frm the auction! TNX fer ur participation, OPs! CCD said it was gud to hear IXN bk on 10m, and Tom picked up an atomic clock at the auction, and CCD & HHC briefly discussed the old Russian tank transceiver that Ian bought. AF6C was working on the old car, enjoying walking wid the IPOD, and told IXN to download a PDF copy of the new rigs manual. ACT didnt make it to the auction Seems that Greg got food poisoning frm sum old sandwich spread left in the icebox fer sum time! FMX had time enuf to tell all that IXNs new rig sounds FB, and then Paul got the call to din-din. IXN got gud reports on the new rig, heard AF6C announce an IPOD Newsline fer the 2m Net, and asked HHC if he wud be off skiing wid snow in the High Sierras.
10/26/2005 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in N1AB, JD, HHC, and AF6C. AB will wait until after the Club Nov. Bfast to work on the folded dipole and J-pole ants And AB & XYL plan to attend the Christmas dinner. HHC will post Club Christmas Dinner info. on the website. JD told HHC that the Watson RC will meet at 7:30 Fri. morning, and JD will soon have a cataract removed JD said Christmas dinner tickets sell fer $21 each. HHC again reported a $250+ OCARC profit frm the auction, and Ken said that he, CCD, WZO & WZN are all skiers at Mammoth (We can just see the headlines Mammoth RC Operates Mobile on Skiis!) And, HHC said that FD scores are up on the ARRL website Watch your QST magazine fer a hard copy. AF6C said that cleaning a dirty slide switch fixed the errant microphone, got his QSL cards frm Disneyland 50th Anniversary, and aired Newsline file #1471 The Heil microphone PR-40, popular among hams, can now be found in the broadcast industry OCARC is recognized by Newsline fer its donation Gud to hear Andy, N6TCQ, doing a FB job fer Newsline And Bob, AF6C, uses his IPOD to record & air Newsline for the Net. Other IPOD users who air Newsline are linked on www.arnewsline.org Tnx, Bob!
10/30/2005 40M OCWN CW Net - NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, HKT, IB, KFW, IC, KS6CW, KA6G, GVG, OIO, RND, VDP, IXN, NT, and NXY. UEB, hoping all enjoyed the extra hour of sleep,
alerted OPs to get on the FCC website and submit their comments regarding CW
The deadline is tomorrow! IMW
detected faint chirping, and it isnt on his sigs, says sigs are gud on a FB day, and
Ian is bugged by too many cats! HKT said if
his sigs are bad, hell send a steady sig after Net, widout key or keyer
Homer didnt see VDP at TRW yesterday. IB
had FB WX in the foothills after a few days of rain and clouds, and Casey will be glad
when the SSB Contest is done. KFW will be off
the air fer abt a month
Chris is painting and re-carpeting the QTH! ICs code speed is bk up to 15 wpm, wid a
goal of 20 wpm within a year, and Freds grandharmonic passed her driving license
test Thursday! CW, enjoying the extra hour of
sleep, attended the MTC meeting yesterday, passing along the FCC deadline fer filing
comments regarding Morse code testing. KA6G,
commenting on all getting their clocks turned bk one hour, told OPs that he must re-take
his driving test. And GVG, wid gud sigs on all
OPs in exotic Bonsall, is looking forward to a gud avocado crop! On Thursday, OIO had surgery on her right eye, wid
FB vision the result!
Then on Friday, Ann got a virus that wiped out her
Bummer! Last week, RND &
XYL flew up to Salt Lake City to visit their son on his 50th BD, then on
Saturday, the grandharmonic in Boise gave birth to a baby girl, making John & XYL
great-grans! NC, noting that OPs
had missed the official temp. report in RNDs absence, received an official temp. of
63.3 F. this morning frm John. VDP is kicked
bk enjoying the sunny WX and great band conditions, and IXN told OPs that Ian, at the
auction, picked up an old Russian tank transceiver made by RCA in Canada during the
Maybe we will hear it on the air!
NT will be contacting UEB when Ray gets the e-mail working on the computer,
and NT told OPs that today is gud fer a sunburn at the beach! NXY, QRP using 1 watt, reported gorgeous, sunny WX
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