7/02/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, VDP, NT, RND, and IXN. UEB plans to
fabricate a ground strap frm the Hamstick magmount to a metal door latch. And IMW is preparing fer a trip bk to
GD land, and, UEB asked Ian if he had a device fer heavy duty
Ian said yes, but it wont work on aluminum! VDP said that 80m was bad on Field Day, then Larry
QNXd fer tennis on TV. And VDP told UEB that
the FD site was FB wid plenty of room. NT,
using the keyboard, had nice WX at the beach, but Ray said sigs were vy weak. RND worked W6ZE on 80m on FD, and John, preparing
fer another hot day, wished all a happy Fourth! IXN
sent June Netnotes to Ken, HHC, but they are not yet up on the website.
7/05/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in JD, N1AB, IXN, HHC, and KC6PTY (Jerry). PTYs
QTH is located in Placerville off Hwy 50. JD
missed FD fer health reasons, but attended the July Club Bfast. AB, wid FB sigs tonite, is already preparing fer
the 2007 FD! And IXN said that he & Lee
will be up in the San Jacinto Mts all next week. AF6C
& HHC will handle the 10m & 2m Nets frm the Orange County Fair next week! HHC announced that LDC is bk in town, and Ken is
preparing to show, and possibly sell, NGO towers to a ham in Big Bear City!
said that he received a CD ROM frm PEQ wid FD pix. AF6C
is awaiting GOTA FD info to be sent to him, and HHC told Bob that Jack, Sheryl, Doris, and
IRD all were at the GOTA tent. And HHC is busy
working on FD pix fer the Club website. PTY
used to live in Fountain Valley and he remembers the OCARC.
7/05/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in AUL, TAI, HHC, JD, AF6C, and GW. AUL
enjoyed FD weekend, but had to work on sum upgrading issues and moving furniture, and
Nicolas hoped that all had a nice 4th! TAI
kicked bk at home on the 4th wid a friend and his mom preparing for
the Czech holidays today & tomorrow. QST!
OPs WHO HAVE FD PHOTOGRAPHS!
GET THEM TO HHC TO BE POSTED ON THE CLUB WEBPAGE!! JD kicked bk on the 4th at
home and watched neighborhood fireworks
And Lowell plans to attend the OC Fair. AF6C , at home on the 4th, watched the
Boston Pops program & fireworks, and Bob hopes to review old Photoshop lessons so that
he can reproduce and old Club clockface fer Art, formerly AD6B. GW checked in wid a bad case of
Cori & HHC had a test session on 10m after Cori made sum ground
repairs and moved her ant
HHC said that interference was removed frm the audio and
gave GW a gud sig rpt! AF6C then aired ARRL
Audio News where we heard abt amateur radio emergency communications used in the flooding
of three rivers in PA, Deleware, and New Jersey
Also, the Republic of Montenegro hass
become the 192nd DXCC country, and, that ISS astronauts see flashes, caused by
cosmic rays, when they close their eyes!
7/09/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, VDP, OIO, and NT. UEB, wid a FB day in
Irvine, said it was a gud day fer cutting grass and digging stumps out of the ground - at
least before it gets too hot!
commenting on the select few this am, feels that he is CW-challenged
And IMW will soon be off fer a month to GD-land. And VDP, wid an S9 noise level, is off to Kingman, AZ,
tomorrow to look at houses. OIO tried to check
in frm Barton Flats last week, but all sigs were barely readable, but Ann had an enjoyable
getaway cutting & raking a six-weeks growth of weeds. NT, wid a warm day at the beach, hopes that IMW can
do a lil DXing bk in GD-land
7/12/2006 10m & 2m Phone Nets - High
QRN and questionable antennas the the Orange County Fair Ham Booth limited check-ins to
both Nets! Quite a bit of interest was created
at the Ham Booth, which took 1st prize! ATV
was popular. AF6C tried to conducts the 2m Net
frm the Fairgrounds, but QRN & weak sigs forced Bob to relinquish NC duties to JD. Checked into Net was AUL, KI6EOV(Jack), DDE, AB,
and acting NCs, JD and AF6C. DDEs trip to Oregon and the hot WX were among topics of
discussion. CCD was the only 2m check-in.
7/16/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in HKT, VDP, IB, OIO, NT, and NXY. UEB had a
vy active weekend
Last nite the XYL, daughter & Rick all went to the XYLs
company party at Angel Stadium, taking in the Tampa Bay gme while there
UEB & the harmonic did sum kayaking in Newport Bay.
HKT had fun working CW fer 5 hrs on FD.
VDP is bk frm hot, dry Kingman, AZ, where Larry & XYL were looking at
Next they will check out Pahrump, NV!
And VDP saw an article in the Daily
Pilot that Newport is finally starting work on Goat Hill
Larry will send the article
to NT. IB, wid 100 deg. WX in the foothills,
has his youngest daughter in Cambridge, UK, fer a 3-week program at the University. OIOs old laptop thru a rod thru
the C drive, so, wid prices lower now, Ann bought a new one
Gud thing that Ann backed
up her logs last month! NT told UEB to bring
lots of sunscreen when he comes down to the beach, and Ray will appreciated getting the
Daily Pilot article on Goat Hill frm VDP. NXY,
planning to avoid the heat and play radio, really enjoys the OCWN Net!
7/19/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in LDC, IXN, JD, HHC, and KD6IDT(Alan). LDC
got bk frm Montana last week
Larry caught a lot of fish, suffered temps that never
got above 80 deg
And LDC even went thru a snow storm, at 7,000 ft, up in the
Now LDC & XYL are off to Julian come Fri. to experience sum
great musicals! AF6C reminded all
OPs not to miss OCARC meeting come Friday, wid a speaker frm the Enforcement Bureau of the
FCC! JD copied IDT wid QSB, and HHC asked Alan
about radio clubs near Canby in Modoc County. IDT
used to live in Riverside before moving to Canby in northern CA
Alan was using a
Hustler vertical wid radials (4BTV), and a 40m Bazooka ant.
IXN thanked AF6C & JD fer the FB e-mails concerning last weeks 10m
& 2m Nets. HHC told OPs that the Ham Booth
at the Orange County Fair got the Best of Show ribbon, and, we send along
kudos to Cheryl, KTT ,fer encouraging kids to send their names in CW!
7/19/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, AUL, EOV, HHC, AF6C, DDE, KGM, and GW. JD,
watching the electric bill climb wid air conditioner use, is trying his best to stay cool,
and Lowell is enjoying the Ham bfast get-togethers on Fri. mornings at Watsons in Orange. AF6C announced the OCARC speaker, Katherine Deaton
, frm the FCC Enforcement Bureau, fer Fridays Club meeting, and, Bob aired the ARRL
Audio News at Nets end. AUL has been
keeping cool while working on programming in a 65 deg. computer room
thinking abt wearing a sweater to keep warm!! EOVs
ant. and HT are doing a FB job, and HHC, wid two windows open, is using Mother Nature to
cool his 2nd floor hamshack
And Ken just finished posting the FD pictures
up on the Club website! AF6C is still waiting
to complete FD scores as Bob waits for completed GOTA station contacts!
relayed GW/m comments to NCS as IXN received motorboating sigs frm Cori! DDE, bk frm a month in Oregon, reported 102 deg.
temps. in Portland!
Its hot everywhere, OPs!!
And DDE enjoyed working wid
JD at the Ham Booth at the Orange County Fair. NCS,
unable to hear KGM at Nets check-in, asked HHC to relay Als report. Al, KGM, not the oldest or the newest member of the
Club, plans to attend Fri. Club meeting
HHC told GW that PEQ, Dan, worked Portugal on 6m on FD. And GW told OPs that
she worked SP2T, a Pole, in Brazil last weekend on 20m!
AF6C then aired July 14 ARRL Audio News
The ISS operates on
Phantom calls alter logs in a recent DX contest
Hail, 1 to 3 inches in
diameter, fell in New England storms, and, the July 12th 6m E-skip opening was
one of the best openings of all time!
7/23/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - THUNDER &
UEB/NC, and IXN were both off the air due to a series of thunderstorms
passing thru the area! With a power outage at
8:30, UEB diswconnected the antenna and hoped fer the best!
Rick sent tnx to VDP for running the Net in his absence.
7/26/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in W7KTS, GW, and IXN. NCS moved up a couple
of KCs to eliminate QRM. IXN attempted to
follow but cudnt find the dial lock button on the new rig
The room was dark,
the front of the rig is black, the writing on the keys is
small, and IXN will now keep a flashlight near the rig frm now on
Now you know
the rest of the story! GW had gud
Cori was using the mobile rig parked behind the store
And GW said the noise
on the ant. inside the store drives her crazy! KTS
worked at the Orange County Fair Ham Booth at least three times wid different radio
groups. AF6C was called to the landline on
former company business.
7/26/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, GW, AUL, W7KTS, and TAI. IXN got thru
the colonoscopy wid only one polyp found, and JD is not due for 3 yrs for another
And Lowell is coping nicely wid the heat wid help frm the AC! GW & UC are beginning to make a dent in the
backlog of musical instruments left by schools for repair, and Jim and Cori are trying to
find the sources of the high noise level at the store.
TAI/m was on his way to pick up his friend at work, then both were off to enjoy a
gud meal! AUL is bearing the heat quite
Nicholas is working in a FREEZING computer room!
He has to wear a sweater
to keep warm! KTS, over frm the 10m Net,
enjoyed last Sundays rain, and David passed kudos along to Kristin fer the FB job
she did with kids at the Orange County Fair Ham Booth!
7/30/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked in VDP, IXN, IB, and NT. UEB & IXN had too much lightning to check into
last Sundays Net, but Rick thanked VDP fer taking over NC duties. UEB and family just got bk yesterday frm
Sequoia/Kings Canyon Nat. Parks
A sked wid IB and NU6T was unsuccessful! VDP, wid heavy drizzle at 8:00 AM, did not do well
at the TRW Swapmeet yesterday, and, IXN, wid 2 Sundays in the San Jacinto Mts, and one
Sunday of Thunderstorms, missed the last 3 Nets! IB
& NU6T cudnt hear UEB on Friday wid bad band condx, and, OPs were experiencing
high QSB on 40m today! NT, wid cool, overcast
WX by the Bay, was glad that OPs escaped lightning damage last Sunday.
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