4/02/2006 OCWN 40m CW
Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW, GVG, HKT, KS6CW, KFW, VDP, OIO, NXY, RND, IXN,
NU6T, IB, and NT. Wid the Proposal completed,
UEB spent most of Saturday cleaning the house. And
IMW is sharing the key wid the kitten! GVG
told OPs that 30m was open to Eastern Europe last nite. HKT said that two
radio-controlled clocks automatically changed to DST while two others did not
Homer, away next week, may not have time to get on the Net mobile. KS6CW, wid weak sigs both sending and receiving,
said that she_____to NOAA with_____
just trying to keep dry, checked into Net hving missed two weeks previously. Last Sunday, VDP, going early to the gun show to
miss the crowd at the Fairgrounds, ended up in a line of 500 people!
And Larry saw
Homer at TRW
Then VDP QNXed to watch the tennis finals on TV. OIO flew in and flew out. NXY,
actually seeing the sun yesterday, almost got a sunbrun and put away the rowboat!
HI! RND, wid gud, sunny WX and a temp. of 54.7
deg. F., has been turning ahead the numerous clocks around the QTH this morning. NC tnxed IXN fer getting the back Net Notes up on
the W6ZE web site, and NU6T, still in the listening mode gave NC a 449 report wid QSB. And IB, wid cloudy WX and a low 50s temp,
wished OPs happy DST!
HI! NT, wid clear,
sunny WX and S5 noise, forgot to change the clock!
4/05/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/HHC checked
in K6CCD, AF6C, WB6FMX, and WA6PFA. Ken Talked about recent Baker-2-Vegas race where 14
members of OCARC helped in various capacities to support communications for the Orange PD
4/05/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/HHC checked
in JD, N1AB, AUL, KFW, W5KGM-(Al), and AF6C. Normal net control, Bob WB6IXN, is on
vacation near San Jacinto. Ken reported that 7 members of OCARC were out on the B2V race
course at various communication ceneters and comm vehicles. KFW repairing an old SB-200
linear by replacing the electrolytic caps. Al - W5KGM is one of newest members of OCARC
and lives in Tustin...does not have a roof antenna, yet, so uses mobile rig to check in.
AF6C provided a "pod cast" of ham-radio happenings.
4/09/2006 OCWN 40m CW
Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW, KFW, OIO, VDP, RND, and IB. UEB, making a mid-session tuning adjustment, had a
busy weekend touring UC San Diego where Ricks daughter has been offered
And today, UEB and harmonic will be going to the Angels game. IMW, getting a new ARC-5 transmitter
ready fer 40m, will hve ABěSI coming to visit
So Ian may not be on the Net next
Sunday. KFW, replacing electrolytics in a
Heath SB-200 linear amp, plans to sell the amp when it is repaired. Yesterday, OIO got a QSL card frm Martinique via
France by way of England
Ann guesses the QSL manager left home before his car was
HI! VDP, sick of rain, plans to
make the Chino Hills Swapmeet next Sat. RND,
wid a 58.8 deg. F. temp, hopes that Rick will enjoy the Angel/Yankee game today. And IB, wid all sigs dwn 2 S-units today, has
cloudy WX wid a temp. of 48 deg. wid more rain coming next week
4/12/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/HHC checked
in IXN. AF6C was down at John Wayne
International with his sister awaiting her flight out to the East Coast, not scheduled to
leave until 9:30pm. IXN and Lee had a gud time
in the San Jacinto Mts. last week
On Wednesday last, they didnt see any snow
until they reached Mountain Center at around 5000 ft.
Wid AF6C away & busy, no Newsline file or ARRL Audio News will be aired
tonite. HHC sent off an article on
Baker-to-Vegas to be published in RF
And Ken said that the Orange PD had
the best time ever at 16 hrs & 2 min., ending up in 3rd place in their
class! CCD is in Tuscon, AZ., DLA improves
each day after hip replacement surgery, and PEQ told HHC that 10m was open last weekend! HHC will send a list of 10m & 2m Net checkins
fer last week by e-mail.
4/12/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in HHC, JD, AUL, W5KGM/m, KFW, and AJE. AUL
cudnt hear KGM
Too many foothills between the two! KGM had gud sigs, using a 5/8 wave ant. mounted on
the back of the truck. AUL lit up 6 bars on
ZEs rig, and Nicolas was using a different power supply
AUL is also building a
new power supply to be in service in a few weeks. JD
cud copy KGM FB wid no bars lit as Lowell spent a busy day getting his ears lowered,
lunch, shopping, and getting a camera repaired. KFW
gave gud sig rpts to AUL & KGM, and HHC discovered how to convert a Kenwood TM-741
into a cross-band repeater by simply clipping the lead of one resistor!! AJE flew in & flew out.
4/16/2006 OCWN 40m CW
Net NCS/UEB checked in VDP, IMW, IB, OIO, HKT, RND, IXN, NXY, and KS6CW. UEB, wid cloudy skies in Irvine, wished all a Happy
And Rick plans to go out for breakfast after the Net. VDP missed the Chris
Hell check it out!
(NC note: VDP was listed in the FISTS newsletter as being
KFWs FISTS sponsor!) IMW checked into
Net using a Heathkit HW-16A, QNXing to visit wid company.
UEB noted that IB was listed in QST, hving completed the ARRL Em-comm Training
And IB, tnxing Rick fer the info., had buckets of rain pouring down in the
Sierra foothills! And OIO said that Rick
& daughter did not bring bad luck to the Angels at a recent game they
The Angels lost again last week!
HKT checked in wid high SWR, AC modulated sigs and low signal strength!
asked Homer to inform us concerning the cause! RND
& UEB cudnt find the April Fools item in April QST. However, HKT sent Rick an e-mail stating that it
was an add from Ragin Rotators offering a ROTATABLE VERTICAL ANTENNA!
catch, Homer! IXN, wid four beautiful days
spent in Garner Valley last week, said that HKTs sigs were 100% AC modulated wid no
tone whatsoever. NXY, wid buckets of rain
pouring down in Fremont, said most sigs were vy strong at the QTH. CW wished all a Happy Easter and then her weak sigs
4/19/2006 10m Phone
Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in CCD, LDC, CCE, and IXN. CCD was off last Sunday to see the daughter in AZ,
and got bk Wed
Temp. was 95 deg. one day!
And Tom spent the most he ever spent
fer a gallon of gas!
CCD will hve company on the weekend and will miss Club meeting
Fri. eve. HHC, wid the auto bk frm routine
maintenance, copied CCE Q5
And Ken has posted the Baker-to-Vegas photos on the Club
HHC complimented KTT on another FB issue of RF, and past Pres.
Ron Cade, FIT/W6ZQ, has posted sum free antennas on the website fer interested Club
members. AF6C announced FFC rep. Katherine
Deaton as speaker at Friday Club meeting, and Bob copied CCEs QRP sigs Q5. CCE saw HHC & Diane at Easter Mass at Holy
Family in Orange, and IXN & Lee went to Mass at St. Cecelia in Tustin. LDC & XYL had a gud time visiting in AZ last
week, visiting Tempe and Gilbert, stopping by
the old homestead which is now an apartment bldg
LDC hadnt been in the area for
Then it was off to Sedona, Flagstaff, and Gerome before the return trip home. CCE will try to make the Fri. Club meeting but will
not be going to Visalia. IXN thinks HHCs
steering column noise is being caused by electrical rotary contacts.
4/19/2006 2m Phone
Net W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, AUL, HHC, AF6C, N1AB, VDP, CCE, KFW, and W5KGM. JD checked in well & alive, and
then Lowell was off to do a chore. AUL,
distracted, suddenly moved the dial and was off freq
Nicolas came bk to us wid the
explanation later. HHC announced
Baker-to-Vegas pix up on the website, and, also that Ron Cade, W6ZQ/FIT, had sum free
antennas to give away FREE to interested Club members. HHC was watching a ZL3
station coming in PSK-31 right now! AF6C &
sister enjoyed the Soleil Cirque Du recently in Long Beach, and visited Will Rogers State Park before
Bobs sister flew out of LBX fer home. AB,
somewhat under the WX, has been feuding wid the phone company over intermittent service
wid bad pole wires, a faulty junction box in the QTH, etc
And Steve will attend Club
meeting Fri. eve. VDP might be interested in
Ron Cades 6m ant., and Larry is baby sitting his cat that just had surgery fer a
And VDP said that NTs computer, that operates his rig, crashed,
so Ray will be off the air temporarily! CCE is
now viewing the Baker-to-Vegas pix up on the website, and Kenan has finished up his
cooking fer future lunches next week
And Kenan told OPs that he will probably be at
Onyx Peak fer FD
And Kenan is now renewing his golfing interest, plus joining a
Excellent pass-times, Kenan! KFW,
bk frm din-din wid friends, has been doing sum PSK-31 & CW hamming, and, along wid
IXN, has attacked the 5th battalion of weeds taking over their QTHs! KGM flew in and flew out. And AF6C aired the 4/14/06 ARRL Audio
Seems that ComTech, operators of the Manassas BPL installation, still has
interference capable of wiping out communications, EVEN IN THEIR NOTCHED AREAS!!
4/23/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, GVG, KS6CW, KFW, OIO, VDP, RND, NXY, and IXN.
Wid gas prices so high, UEB is spending more time around the house and
curtailing local trips
Maybe we shud target an oil company fer a boycott! IMW, wid both house guests gone now, said that sigs
were down frm the past few weeks. GVG,
operating frm the balcony of a high-rise condo in Newport Beach, told OPs that he just got
back frm a European trip, mostly in Amsterdam. NCS/UEB
cudnt copy Kathy, CW, and KFW, wid heavy rain in Santa Ana last evening, hoped that
all OPs had a Happy Easter
And Chris told
UEB that the FCC rep. did not speak at the OCARC meeting
She was ill! OIO went on a Santa Ana College tour to Getty Villa
If you like Greek and Roman art, its a great trip! VDP concurs on the high gas prices, and Larry said
NTs phone number was no good, so he contacted Ray by e-mail. RND, wid hazy sun and a 57.4 F. temp, experienced a
fast, heavy rain shower last evening! NXY
flew in and flew out, and IXN, KFW, and VDP gave a plug fer the OCWN at the
OCARC meeting last Fri-eve., and IXN will check wid HHC on the status of the Net Notes on
the OCARC website.
4/26/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in HHC, LDC, IXN, and GW. AF6C will work up a
membership form for the OCARC, and HHC said to look at Saddleback and see the rain
falling! Then HHC asked OPs if we got any
e-mail addresses for visitors at last Club meeting. HHC
told OPs that the COAR repeater works well in the Irvine Spectrum area after having a QSO
wid JD. AF6C checked out the Orange County
Library today, picking up a library card while there.
HHC is thinking about revamping the QTH patio, and IXN read a short blurp on
the next sunspot cycle, hving passed thru solar minimum in Feb. LDC renewed his ticket this week, and Larry will
miss May & June Club meetings
Hell be in Montana! GW, busy manufacturing ukuleles, plans to place an
857 YAESU all-mode rig wid adjustable ant. in the auto.
AF6C will drop off a guitar, wid a crack in the back, to GW to see if it is
4/26/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, VDP, AUL, HHC, KFW, and AF6C. JD &
XYL are off on a 10 to 12 day trip next week to the Pacific Northwest where they will be
visiting wid relations in Washington. VDP said
that UC called, checking for foot switches for use wid Red Cross communications
Larry visited wid Ron Cade, W6ZQ, and picked up sum antenna parts. Ron is moving to a new
house in AZ
VDP said that NT is looking fer a computer interface, and that Ray shud
be back on the air shortly. AUL, also visiting
ZQ, picked up a couple of antennas, and Nicolas also put up a 2m vertical. HHC enjoyed meeting a new ham, KI6DDE, at last Club
meeting, and Ken tnxed AUL fer helping wid the Club auction
HHC also heard slight hum
on AULs sigs
Ken also said that ZQ is trying to sell a log-periodic ant.
covering 6m & on up
Then Ken reminded OPs to check out May QST to read
AF6Cs article on interfacing an IPOD wid a 2m rig!
IXN recommended the inexpensive Konechy Special collinear array antenna
as a vy gud coverage ear! KFW, along wid IXN,
still pulling weeds, said that propogation was bad during the OCWN session last Sunday. AF6C passed along a HELLO frm Bob Buss to OPs, and
Bob invited Bob to FD! AF6C is looking fer old
POPULAR ELECTRONICS magazines, mainly 50s and 60s
Contact Bob if youve got
Then Bob aired Newsline file #1497
Particle Physics Ionasond Stations,
in both the northern and southern hemispheres, operated by the UK, will be shut
Also, the UK will charge fees for ham licenses not renewed or issued by use of
4/30/2006 OCWN 40m CW
Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW, GVG, IC, IB, HKT, KFW, IXN, RND, VDP, NXY, and
NT. UEB and harmonic, wid the XYL in training
in Atlanta, are on their own this week
And Rick bought a human-powered lawn mower,
doing work Bush says Americans wont do!
Wid a dull morning at the IMW QTH, Ian reported gud copy on all
sigs! And wid FB Net sigs in Bonsall, GVG
reported HF band openings last nite to Europe and the Middle East! IC went to the TRW Swapmeet where he met an old Air
Force buddy frm the 60s! And IB,
expecting low 80s in Bonsall today, welcomed
UEB to the ranks of those who will do work!
wid no time to fix the antenna, put an MFJ versa tuner in line and turned off built-in one
And Homer had a gud time at the DX Convention in Visalia
And HKT bought a
GPS ant. at TRW fer $5 and it works! KFW finds
the gloomy WX vy depressing!
IXN, wid all the summer flowers planted, told OPs that he has used a push mower for
years to get exercise. RND was busy wid 5
gigs last week, and VDP, enjoying no rain, is staying home more in order to save gas! NXY, unable to copy OPs last week, said the
Propagation gods were in bad mood!
HI! NT broke his old computer, but, wid a computer savvy kid
on the side, Ray got problems wid the new computer ironed out
And wid new software,
NT now has a different transmitter!
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