2/01/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in IXN, HHC, N7UQ(Chuck), AB1Q(Richard), and CCD
Our first DX on 10m in a long time! AF6C has sum old QSTs fer Nicolas, and Bob is
looking fer a copy of Dec. 2004 World Radio Magazine.
HHC worked Canada this morning and Mexico this evening on 20m using PSK-31,
so Ken has jumped big time bk into the DX race! CCD,
AB1Q, and N7UQ all exchanged 10-10 numbers, wid AF6C giving OPs the Club 10-10 number of
18000. AB1Q (the A,B, and Q, standing fer
2/01/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in MIH, JD, AUL, HHC, AB, AF6C, KFW, and EH. AUL
checked in using a VX2K HT wid amplifier, a short J-pole ant., and a hodge-podge of wire
cud only imagine what the setup looked like until Nicolas provided us e-mail photos of the
Nicolas later switched ants. to a 5/8 wave magmount. HHC reminded OPs abt the upcoming Club Bfast
Saturday, and Ken and IXN mentioned that SuitSat is a Russian Spacesuit Satellite which
will be launched frm the
2/08/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, HHC, IXN, and CCD. AF6C, wid an S6 noise level frm the SA Winds, spent part of the day cutting a bouganvilla bush at the QTH. And LDC cudnt get out of bed fer awhile last Saturday morning His hip joint wouldnt hold him up! Larry thinks a recent fall may have contributed to the incident, and, LDC enjoyed the Superbowl last Sunday. HHC, working 20m PSK-31 over the weekend, garnered Germany, France, and Argentina, but Ken hasnt heard AB come up on PSK-31 yet And HHC saw El Presidente Willie, and Cheryl, at the COAR meeting last nite. IXN, visiting GW & UC over at the music store last nite, said that Jim was Red Cross station control all day Tuesday for the Santiago fire. CCD, heard on the .895 machine this morning, enjoyed the Club Bfast last Sat. morning.
2/08/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, AUL, HHC, and AF6C. JD said that El Presidente, Willie, and XYL, Cheryl, both became members of COAR at the meeting. The COAR group are now planning fer the upcoming Baker-to-Vegas Run It was a big turnout, with the Cypress RACES Team there also! AF6C & IXN briefly discussed IPODs and IPOD look-alikes on the market. AUL has been busy wid the daughter having to evacuate her Nohl Ranch home during the Santiago Fire, and Nicolas asked fer sig rpt comparisons wid the 5/8 wave magmount vs the ladder line j-pole antennas AUL promises to blow out our S-meters next week! All OPs responded wid comparison sig rpts for AUL. HHC met WB6OUE, Mike, a friend of IXN, at the COAR Meeting HHC will send IXN Mikes e-mail adr to IXN fer a contact Both IXN & OUE worked fer the GGUSD. AF6C has a couple of QSTs fer Nicolas, and, Bob then aired IPOD Newsline file #1486 Idacom, in Idaho, is pulling the plug on BPL HOORAY! The Young Ham of the Year Award is now 20 years old! Tnx, Bob.
2/15/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in JD, HHC, IXN, and AUL. JD, wid the new Heil headset in use, talked wid HHC on 440 as Ken made his way home And Lowell saw the XYL & sister off to Honolulu frm JWX today! Theyll be getting sum R&R on the island of Oahu! Then JD was off to call his daughter before the 2m Net. AUL was visiting HHCs shack and checked in on Kens rig. HHC was busy organizing COAR equipment and thinking abt pouring a base for the antenna tower lying horizontal in the backyard, after no success in contacting Peter One Island as yet! However, Ken did garner the island country of Sao Tome, PSK-31, on 30m! IXN heard that VKZ probably will not be returning to So. CA. anytime in the near future! AF6C has the IPOD charging so he can air Newsline File on the 2m Net, and Bob has been servicing an old Kenwood AR-2000 receiver, hving just cleaned the encoder...And AF6C worked Peter One Island just before 5 pm local time today! And, Bob just completed 5 certificates fer those who planned and executed our FB Holiday Banquet!
2/15/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, AB, WB2GML/6(Paul), K6DXN(Simon), AUL, HHC, KFW, AF6C, and CCE. JD said the XYL & sister probably planned their trip to Hawaii way bk in S. Dakota, and HHC & KFW will help AB get his PSK-31 station up & running. AB, IXN, and brother Lee, all attended the OCA meeting last Fri. eve. where they heard an interesting talk on archeoastronomy. WB2GMU, Paul, in Cypress, also interested in things astronomical, was with the Club at last Field Day. IXN told Paul abt the Electronics Oriented Astronomers (EOA), a subgroup of the Orange County Astronomers. AUL checked in on the HT wid sum white noise, so Nicolas changed over to HHCs rig to take advantage of the stronger signal, and AUL contacted CCE after Net to help Kenan wid a computer pop-up problem. HHC worked S9SS on Sao Tome, 30m DX, off Africa, and near the Equator, and KFW worked a Russian station on 20m PSK Chris also rebuilt the interface, installing it in a container. Simon, K6DXN, in Rancho Cucamonga, checked in wid strong sigs, and quickly flew away. AF6C will now tackle a tuning circuit problem in the Kenwood AR-2000, and Bob copied GML & DXN both at Q5, and AF6C has now worked Peter One Island on 20, 15, and 10m respectively! CCE got the Carbon Fiber Road Bike up and running, and Kenan says that Peter One sigs are vy weak at the shack. AF6C then aired IPOD Newsline File #1487 SuitSat is in orbit wid vy weak sigs, and has now been designated as OSCAR 54! Centerpoint Energy is dropping BPL Mississippi Printing & Telegraph Co., formed in 1851, and which we knew as Western Union, has closed its communications business and transferred its assets to Western Union Financial Services, Inc.! Tnx, Bob!
2/19/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW/6, GVG, OIO, HKT, IC, VDP, RND, NT, and IXN. UEB, glad to be QRV today, said that the proposal work shud be tapering off in a week or two, as Rick enjoys a day off every few weeks! IMW, welcoming Rick bk, had last minute trouble wid the ARC-5 power supply, cancelling its use fer this Net session. GVG, wid only a ½ inch of rain in Bonsall, cud use much more rain fer the avocados, and OIO, wid 20 Deg. F and 3 inches of snow in Barton Flats, wont worry abt driving home until tomorrow. HKT, wid lots of rain last nite, said that the PVARC had a show by a member of the Kure Is. DXpedition, and URAC had a show on the Baker-to-Vegas Run. IC listened yesterday to the 0830 W6MTC Slow Speed CW Net, but it was too fast NCS: MTCs net is at 0830 and the new slow speed net is at 0930! VDP hasnt worked Peter 1 Island as yet, and RND, wid sun & 50 deg. F. temp, worked Peter 1 Fri. nite on 30m, and yesterday afternoon on 17m. NT, wid a nice cool sunny day at the beach, has worked over 50 DX stations wid the DX ant. IXN, wid a lil QRM, is thinking abt painting the outside of the QTH when the WX gets better.
2/22/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in AUL, HHC, YCJ, CCE, AF6C, KFW, MIG/m, and GW/m. AUL, wid a make-shift ant., made adustments to bring his sigs up to 5 by 8 at NCs QTH, and HHC welcomed YCJ bk to the Net. HHC picked up a new vert. ant. to be used at the Baker-to-Vegas control station in Pahrump And Ken didnt get under the wire to operate Peter One Island before they switched to RTTY! And HHC & OPs enjoyed Chips presentation on exploits of the DX Field Day group at last Club meeting. YCJ uses a YAESU 736 wid an amplifier frm Louis Antioch and a Lunar Electronics 160W amplifier to a discone ant. up 20 Ft. in Santa Ana Ken might be wid us at FD! CCE flew in and flew out, and AF6C got a new spring installed in the Swiss knife, and refurbished the tuning encoder in the R-2000 receiver, and Bob managed to work Peter One Is. on 10, 15, and 20m! MIG checked in mobile, and Cliff said that MIH was probably sawing logs in bed. KFW & OPs noted a slight hum on YCJs sigs, and Chris tried to contact AB on 20m PSK-31 last Sun. unsuccessfully. GW checked in mobile on her way home wid 5/9 sigs, wid no background noise or engine noise OPs asked Cori abt the 10m ant. AF6C then aired ARNewsline file #1488 Mike Ross, Congressman, Democrat, Arkansas, praised Hams fer emergency communications operations during & after the Katrina hurricane AMSAT OSCAR 54, supposed to end xmissions on Feb 5, was still heard on Feb. 13! The UK is planning to issue ham licenses fer life! And tower workers have the most dangerous job in America Tnx, Bob!
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