6/04/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, KFW, NU6T, VDP, OIO, NT, IXN, and IB. Wid
the high heat yesterday, UEB cut the grass this morning before Net. IMW, wid gud band condx but high SWR, had a FB
breakfast wid NT on Saturday. KFW & XYL
will leave fer a trip bk East come Wed
KFW will join the Net agn in 2 months. NU6T checked in wid FB WX and a 70 deg. temp. VDP, using an ICOM rig hell be using on 30m
at FD, said that 6m has been open. OIO, at
home in GG, said that a vertical antenna was a disadvantage when she tried to work the
museum ships. NT may have had a keyer problem
cudnt decode his sigs! IXN will roast
his garden flowers fer another day under the hot sun, and IB, getting ready fer FD, will
be taking the summer off to take care of personal business and work on the property.
6/07/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in IXN, UC, GW, GEP, and HHC. UC and GW, busy
taking in school instruments, flew in & flew out. IXN told OPs that Winns Music employee, Nick,
got his Tech ticket last week!
Nick is now KI6EBO, and HHC has already dubbed him as
Electronic Blog Oscillator
free frm his Wed. nite sched., was able to check into Net using a 20m dipole
plans to attend FD and help wid CW. HHC talked
abt a new crater discovered deep under the ice in Anarctica, AF6C talked abt the moon
might have been formed frm material out of the Pacific Ocean depression, and IXN added
that the moon has the same density as the crust of the Earth. HHC tnxed IXN fer RNDs e-mail adr., Ken said
that Coris old Kenwood G-707 should make EBO a FB rig.
AF6C is hving fun wid PIC kit version #2 that he bought thru Digi-key, that
covers a lot of the newer chips. GEP, still
working at Boeing in Anaheim, is hving fun wid an interface fer digital mode. And AF6C
says the OC Library has back Popular Electronics Magazines on microfiche!
6/07/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, UC, AUL, EBO, N1AB, GW, VDP, AF6C, HHC, and Don(KI6CGM). VDP told AUL that W6JOR might be interested in his
old tube rig, and JD, hoping fer a cool day, plans to spend a few hours at Field Day. UC will be attending a family reunion in N. CA.
& Oregon on Field Day, and AUL, wid slight hum on his sigs, hopes to participate in FD
(lower power solved Nicolas hum problem). EBO, Nick, must
work & close the Store on FD, then Nick plans to participate at FD. AB & Doris plan to visit FD fer a couple of
hours, and GW told OPs that EBOs QTH is near Foothill High School. And, AF6C or HHC did not see the possible new ham,
mentioned by AB, at the Club Bfast last Sat. GW,
up to her eyeballs in musical instrument repair work, checked in mobile frm Lowes
parking lot, followed by further comments after arrival at the QTH, and Cori cud hve
recommended a better remedy fer EBOs upset stomach than Dari-Queen sustenance
HI! VDP wants to pick up FD materials when CCE gets FD
items out of storage, and Larry will hve a trailer at FD fer 80m operations. VDP cudnt hear ABs sigs, and AF6C &
HHC proposes a 2m antenna party to improve ABs weak sigs, and HHC welcomes Don, CGM,
in Westminster, to the Net. HHC suggests an
add in RF to help AUL get rid of his old tube rig, and HHC told OPs that the
Red Cross has a VE session every other month! AF6C
then aired the 6/2/06 ARRL Audio News file
We now hve a Republican majority on the
3 out of 5
And NOA presented statistics fer the upcoming hurricane
8-10 hurricanes predicted
80% chance of a level 3 or higher!
6/11/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/ UEB
checked in HKT, GVG, OIO, IB, IXN, NT, and VDP. UEB
logged 7 contacts on the Century Club Net last Fri., and Rick updated the electronic log
on par wid the paper log. And HKT, bk frm a
2-week trip, will furnish gas fer all 5 URAC generators on FD. GVG, wid all quiet in Bonsall, said most OP sigs
were 579. OIO, catching up on trimming in the
yard, has filled two barrels so far! NC asked
IB if he wud be wid W6RFF on FD this year
IB said yes, but the group will be using
the SFARC call, W6EK, this year. IXN told OPs
that the Anza Borrego wilderness area is boredered on the NE by the Coyote Creek Fault,
and on the SW by the Earthquake Valley Fault, wid the Elsinore Fault located SW of the
Volcan Mts. NT told UEB that he heard his QSOs
wid AA1NZ back east, as Ray was using a keyboard wid bad connections! VDP told NC & OPs that the OCARC wud be holding
FD agn at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos.
6/14/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in IXN, GW, and N6WK(Gordon). IXN was out
spraying neighbor fire ants just before Net, and AF6C, shopping fer a BD, must also pick
up some saki fer FD!
And Bob picked up a CD fer the IPOD, a Novel titled The 5th
Horseman, at the OC Library in Tustin. GW,
checking in mobile frm the 405, said work is piling up at the music store as band
directors keep on dropping off instruments for upkeep & repair
And Cori, later at
the QTH base station, said that she will attend FD. And
IXN has traded mystery novels for astronomy, seismic, and, The Theory of Everything
literature. Gordon, N6WK, his 1st
check-in to the Net, plans to join OCARC at the FD site, and, WK plans to see us at Club
meeting fer an eyeball!
And, Gordon will join JD as a member of the Oxygen
This will be Gordons 1st FD since 1963!
6/14/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, WK, VDP, GW, Don(KI6CGM),
AF6C, HHC, and AUL. JD is looking forward to
his oldest grandsons upcoming graduation frm H.S., wid dinner fer the family &
invited guests, and Lowell contemplates extending his oxygen hose 50+ feet after hearing
WKs antenna tower adventure
Seems that Gordons XYL came home to find him
wid a 100+ ft hose frm his head to his oxygen generator, wid Gordy working high overhead
on the antenna tower!
WK has been a ham since 1962.
VDP will work on FD antennas this week, and Larry monitored the 6m Contest
last weekend but didnt hear much. GW
touched on some of the repairs made on VDPs old ukelele, and, Cori might bring it to
Club meeting come Friday. AF6C will laminate
OP licenses at a later Club meeting, and AF6C & WK both knew Wayne, W6IRD. Don, KI6CGM, in Westminster, cud hear most OPs, and
we invited Don to FD, and, to join us fer an eyeball at Club meeting. HHC, arriving on the Net after MC duties at a BD
party, said that the new Club tower might not
arrive before FD, and Ken told OPs to check out the new RF on the website
tomorrow. AUL will attend Club meeting Fri.
eve., and Nicolas plans to attend FD. AF6C
then aired Newsline file #1504
Russia will launch 13 new amateur satellites into
space frm the Baykonur Cosmodrome on June 28
Jack Gerritsens new sentencing
date is June 26
And look for a possible 200 TV screen by 2008!
6/18/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, HKT, OIO, VDP, IXN, IB, and NT. UEB
copied the ARRL 15 WPM Qualifying Run
His copy will go to ARRL HQ tomorrow to get his
certificate! IMW, wid gloomy WX, QNXd after
telling OPs the he had high SWR. HKT cud hve
had a ride in a P-51 Mustang yesterday at the Hawthorne Airport
And Homer will FD wid the URAC, K6AA, on a hill above San Pedro. OIO is ready to pick the 1st string
beans of the season, now, if only those green tomatoes wud ripen! VDP welcomed all to join the OCARC FD at Los
Alamitos Air Station
Larry hopes all Net OPs will give the Club points come Sunday. On Wed. Mets, IXN met Gordon, N6WK, a CW man, who
said that he might join us on Sunday mornings! IB,
wid much QRN, had sigs too weak fer gud copy, but Casey said 73 til FD! NT, wid gloomy WX at the beach and poor sigs, will
try to give OPs a few points come FD. And HKT
said VDP had the best sigs at his QTH.
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in IXN and HHC. AF6C might bring PFA
out to the FD site Fri. afternoon fer awhile, and Bob said that DLA doesnt need to
use a walker anymore! IXN had an S5 noise
level, and Bob told OPs that his nieces husband, Ron, had a half-knee replacement. HHC said that 7 OPs will be at the Airbase FD site
Fri. afternoon, so IXN and brother, Lee, will be there to lend assistance where needed. HHC had AF6C & IXN listen to 3 parrot
readings fer FD
All 3 recordings were FB, but Kens voice on the mike was much
And HHC was supposed to visit PEQ this evening to make sum parrot
recordings fer FD
HHC was using EICOM 756 Pro-3 rig.
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, KTS, WP, VDP, KGM, AUL, KTT, HHC, AF6C, and GW. GW flew in and flew out, and JD has a
lung test tomorrow, and, if all is well, Lowell will visit FD. KTS visited family in Wash. State fer a week, and
David will FD wid the Hospital OPs in Huntington Beach.
El Presidente WP awaits the arrival of the new Club tower, and Willie will
bring more equipment to the FD site come Friday. VDP,
wid most everything ready, will pack all in the truck tomorrow fer the trip to the FD
site. AUL, schedule permitting, plans to be at
the FD site on Friday, and to attend FD on Sat. PEQ,
Christin, and Sheryl, KTT, will be the cooks on FD
All come & enjoy the FB food!! HHC is busy programming the EICOM 756 Pro-3, that
PEQ loaned us fer FD, wid a connected logging program
And Ken said that OPs will
gather abt 1:30 on the Base to finish towers antennas setup
HHC said that Fri. eve.
din-din shud be ready around 5:30pm. AF6C
asked OPs if anyone had heard frm VKZ lately
And Bob will check to see if PFA got a press release ready fer FD. AF6C then aired the June 16 ARRL Audio News
FCC has ordered COMTECH & the City of Manassas, VA, to get BPL sigs notched to 20 db
below the interference level for amateur radio frequencies
Russian launch of 8 ham radio satllites has been delayed until July 26!
6/25/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, GVG, IB/W6EK, NT, IXN, RND, and NXY. FD
W6EK (W7IB, operator) checked into Net
W6ZE did not respond to calls (IXN
checked & discovered that the 40m station had ant. troubles, including a bent mast!)
(the URAC) was not heard either! UEB is
working on improving the ground plane of the Hamstick ant.
IMW has no FD activity thus far, Ian still has sum work to do on the
antenna. GVG had much fun working FD fer a few
hours wid the Newport Beach group
Roy is bk in Bonsall now. IB/W6EK worked the Net frm 5000 ft. Emigrant Gap in
the high Sierra wid 560 sigs at NCS. NT worked
a few FD stations, but didnt hear W6ZE. IXN,
surprised that VDP didnt check in frm the FD site, discovered later that, upon sum
ant. repairs, the main mast, holding the inverted V ants., was bent during re-erection
attempts! RND, on FD a lil, has been
fighting the computers
But having fun!
And John offered FD exchanges to
OPs after Net. NXY, not working FD, had a
chance to walk down into the Hayward EQ Fault yesterday!
6/28/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in IXN, HHC, XO, and GW. IXN & Lee helped
set up FD positions Fri. afternoon, but missed Sat. & Sun. FD operations due to
illness in the family. HHC had a vy gud FD
of people, 20m wide open, working Europe at midnight, band open til 2am, etc
Ken will return XOs tent after the Club Bfast Sat.
XO wid work, square dancing, and too many meetings, missed FD and the Club
Bob had QTH repairs scheduled fer Sat. morning, and the horses were innoculated
fer West Nile Virus on Thurs. And HHC will
bring toroids to the Club Bfast Sat. fer GW in an attempt to eliminate Coris
RF/audio problem. AF6C will put FD data into a
spreadsheet which will give lots of interesting FD stats
And Bob will air ARNewsline
on the 2m Net. HHC gave vy rough stats. fer FD
as follows: 80m CW=28, 75m Phone=20, 40m
CW=89, 40m Phone=512, 20m CW=150, 20m Phone=664, 15m CW=16, 15m Phone=10, 6m=38, 2m
Phone=90, 440MHz=6 Phone & 1 CW contacts, fer a total of + or - 1829 contacts!
6/28/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in GW, JD, AUL, VDP, HHC, AF6C, CSM, and KC6TAI.
GW, a belated check-in, didnt make contact wid us on 2m. JD was busy wid lung tests and getting sum new
medicines over FD. VDP said band condx were
not that great on FD, and Larry did not work the OCWN on Sunday morning because he was
band capt. of the 75/80m operations, and not working wid the 40m group. HHC & VDP discussed possible corruption of
scores frm the 40m logging program, and HHC said that Paul, W6GMU, made 150 CW contacts on
20m! HHC then repeated rough FD contacts as
listed above. And AF6C will compile all FD
logs and HHC will report all results. AF6C
then aired ARNewsline file #1506
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