9/03/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, HKT, IXN, IB, RND, and NT. UEBs
daughter returned frm her kayaking adventure in Mexico, and today, Rick will busy himself
in the yard removing overgrown landscaping. IMW
cudnt copy any OPs except NCS!
And Ian said it sure was gud to be back on the
air after eight weeks. HKT flew to Calgary in
an Airbus. Cabin pressure was 6900 ft
flew to Hawaii in an American built plane, the pressure was 5100 ft
.And Homer had a
gud time in both places. IXN didnt go to
the mountains last week
His niece got a spine injury and had surgery. IB. wid lots of QSB & QRN on OP sigs, will be
working around the place and enjoying the holiday weekend.
Last Friday, RNDs dipole ant. broke off one end
John made a
temporary fix, converting the dipole into an inverted vee. (Ed. note: Johns
sigs were 599+ at IXNs QTH!) HKT gave
RND a booming sigs rpt in Torrance! NT,
wid a great day fer all beach-goers before school starts, wishes all a gud Labor Day.
9/06/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in KTS, HHC, and IXN. IXN fell asleep during
the News on TV and arrived on the Net late! KTS
stayed home over Labor Day, working on projects including the MS-150 bikeathon. AF6C & IXN, discussing chores around horse
stalls, agreed that there was nothing like the smell of ammonia to wake you up quickly! And HHC, AF6C, and IXN all use throw-away
passwords for unsecure websites. HHC repaired
a bad connection, getting the mobile rig bk on the air, and Ken & Dianne enjoyed a
great meal at the Phoenix Club on Labor Day, avoiding the hubbub of the Orange Street
Fair. IXN passed along kudos to Ken, HHC, and
Bob, AF6C, for their tireless efforts in maintaining the OCARC website, one of the best
amateur sites on the Web with many links to sites of interest to hams, and would-be hams!
guys! AF6C is charging up the IPOD in
preparation to airing the ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net.
9/06/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, KTS, AF6C, HHC, KFW, AUL, and DDE. JD
& XYL find covering wid a sheet in bed at nights is quite adequate during the hot
spell, and IXN said that Lee got a gud report today frm the Doc on his recent hernia
surgery. KTS, using a vertical groundplane
tied to a chain-link fence, doesnt mind the heat, only the humidity!
said that he certainly enjoyed the Club potluck at the PEQs QTH! Air conditioning now reaching HHCs shack has
lowered the temp. 8 degrees, and Ken reminded all OPs abt the Club Bfast this Sat. morning
at Jaegerhaus. And HHC & DDE are enrolled
in the Citizen Police Academy course wid the Orange PD.
AF6C alerted OPs abt a gud podcast, TWIT, (This Week In Technology), and Bob
said that it was 77 deg. outside the QTH right now, a bit cooler than last nite! IXN said that Santa Anas COMLINK has now
replaced the old COP program. KFW/m, and later
at the QTH, just got bk frm din-din at the Elks Club
Now Chris must catch up on weed
cutting after the long trip bk East. AUL, just
home frm picking up a new case fer the XYLs new laptop, is working on code fer the
icebox computer at work, and Nicolas said they had family at the QTH over
Labor Day. And DDE will soon be off to San
Diego fer a couple of days. AF6C then aired
the ARRL Audio News fer Sept. 1, 3006
The ISS (Iternational Space Station) continues
to be one of the best advertisements for amateur radio in fostering understanding,
friendship, and cooperation between nations!
9/10/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, HKT, KFW, OIO, IXN, and NT. UEBs
harmonic leaves fer USCD on Thursday, leaving the nest empty!
And Rick is looking
forward to a gud time at Pacificon next month. IMW
removed the rusty L-network frm the base of the antenna in hopes of improving his sigs
Ian UEB & OPs that his YL harmonic is still at home
HI! HKT has only one Route 66 station so far, it is W6P
Homer has never gotten more than 5
And HKT said a big classic car show is
coming soon to Palos Verdes. KFW had nothing to report and kicked bk to listen to the rest
of the Net. OIO said that Eddy(K5WQG) &
friends decided to hve a straight key DXpedition to Belize this week
Ann heard V31MR
(WQGs Belize call sign) on 15m and worked him! IXN
is still painting the QTH, now wid a sore back! And
NT, wid gloomy WX and vy bad QRN, cant hear IMW or IXN. IXN was able to copy NT abt 539. HKT said OIO was booming in at his QTH in Torrance.
9/13/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in LDC, HHC, and IXN. AF6C has just about
completed the new webpage fer newcomers to Amateur Radio, and Bob went round & round
wid a possum in the woodshed!
Now he keeps the creature at bay wid red pepper
sprinkled liberally around in the shed. LDC,
inspecting the generator compartment in the motor home, found that he had provided a
nesting area fer rodents on his last trip to Montana
At least, Larry avoided fire in
the generator compartment!
Then Larry went QRT to watch a dancing contest on TV. HHC, home frm a busy day at the salt mines,
asked AF6C to figure the dB loss moving frm 35 to 32 watts
Both later agreed on abt a
.2 dB loss
And, AF6C will have ARRL Audio News ready fer 2m tonite. IXN reported the IAU has released the official
planet number: 8 major planets and 3 minor
planets. And IXN confirmed that Randy Oates
was an OCARC member in 1973.
9/13/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in KTS, AUL, VDP, DDE, HHC, KFW, KF6LHR(Ray), AF6C, and GW.
KTS got bk frm a meeting on the MS 150 bikeathon, reporting abt 2300 bike
riders this year!
And David & HHC briefly discussed reporting funds collected by
charitable, non-profit corporations. AUL will
miss Club meeting Fri. eve
Nicolas will be out of town.
VDP & XYL bought a house in Kingman, AZ
We will miss Larry at Club
meetings and on the Nets! IXN suggested that
VDP bring extra gear, parts, etc., to the Club Auction next month! DDE just got bk frm San Diego where he enjoyed an
extensive tour of the aircraft carrier, Midway
And well see Steve at Club
meeting Fri. eve. HHC enjoyed meeting LHR and
daughter at the Club bfast last Sat., and Ray told OPs that his j-pole ant. is mounted abt
3 ft. above the roof. And HHC said that LDC
has already submitted a list of items, frm the Elks RC in GG, that hell be bringing
to the Club Auction in October. DDE & HHC
will attend another Citizens Academy meeting at the Orange PD tomorrow eve., and KFW,
enjoying the cooler WX, asked VDP fer a wafer switch which Larry thinks he can provide. LHR had a dryer fire in the garage
Ray has a dry-wall repair job in the garage! AUL
gave AF6C moral support at the Club bfast Sat. morning as Bob had to fill up a low tire on
the auto in the parking lot. KFW, PEQ, and
AF6C will repair a clogged valve on the Club generator.
AF6C now has a new page fer new hams up on the website. AF6C aired ARRL Audio News dtd 9/8/06
Dragon jammer, and, The Sound of Hope jammer, are still battling each other on
the ham bands, much to the consternation of the amateur radio community!
being taken wid the Chinese Govt. to see what can be done!
9/17/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, KFW, GVG, IC, OIO, VDP, RND, NT, and IXN. UEB
just submitted his ARRL 20 WPM copy to the ARRL for his 20 WPM Code Proficiency Sticker!
Then UEB was off fer a bike ride to get sum coffee before an all out assult on
the yard work. IMW was pleased wid the great
Net check-in, and Ian said that NT was coming in like gangbusters! And KFW enjoyed Larry McDavids talk on power
pole terminals & crimps at the OCARC meeting last Friday
Next month will be the
Club Annual Auction! GVG, in Newport Beach
using a 3-foot long mobile whip, just returned frm a fun trip to England where prices are
high and the dollar is dropping. IC, back frm
a fun family trip to Hawaii, is now working on a new loop ant. fer the Calif. QSO Party. OIO, using a friend and an old computer, printed
out all of her FISTS logs that were saved on floppies
Now, to type them all into the
new computer! VDP & XYL got bk frm Arizona
where they bought a house in Golden Valley near Kingman
Larry plans to move over the
next few months. RND, feeling better on this
nice fall day, copied all sigs FB, but all OPs
experienced a sharp rise in QRN within 5 minutes! NT,
wid a great day at the beach, told OPs needing a QCWA QSO to call him after Net. And IXN told OPs abt a new page on www.w6ze.org that is devoted to new hams or prospective
9/20/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in LDC, IXN, and NOL. AF6C said that HHC &
DDE were at the OPDs Citizen Police Academy class tonite. And AF6C bought a new soldering iron that does coax
connectors FB! IXNs brother, Lee, is bk
to lifting agn after the doc cleared him on previous hernia surgery. IXN thinks that the Gerritsen sentencing will help
a little to clean up LID interference on the ham bands.
And NOL & JAY are bk frm a fun trip to Bulgaria as participants in the
RDF World Championships
JAY will give a talk on the Event at the ARRL Convention in
San Diego! NOL said that the RDF world
Championship event will be held in S. Korea in 2008, and in Croatia in 2010. LDC is collecting items fer the Club Auction next
month, and Larry has a high QRN at the shack tonite.
9/20/06 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in
LHR, AF6C, KTS, and DDE. LHR got into ham
radio 10 yrs ago but lost touch wid it til recently
Ray just picked up a Dell
computer & flat monitor frm the factory on the web fer a gud price, and AF6C told LHR
that, joining the Club at this late date, his Club dues will be pro-rated. AF6C educated IXN on the 60 KHz sigs frm WWVB that
operate WWVB receiving clocks that many hams have in their shacks, and, AF6C has a new
weed growing on the bk 40 that he is aggressivly battling!
KTS just got home frm a bikeathon meeting, and David said the loan business
is picking up
And David will attend the ARRL Convention in San Diego this weekend. DDE checked in after arrival home frm the Citizens Police
Academy class at the Orange PD. AF6C then
aired ARNewsline #1518
Laser communications can successfully be carried out by
bouncing laser beams off clouds!
The Rec Cross has now been assigned two special
emergency frequencies, and, a free life term license, renewable every 5 yrs, will be
available in the UK starting in Dec
9/24/06 OCWN 40m CW Net -
NCS/UEB checked in IMW, KFW, IB, HKT, VDP, OIO, RND, NT, and IXN. UEB & XYL enjoyed a boat ride yesterday frm
Sunset Marina to Long Beach, then lunch
Later today, Rick will be looking at bikes,
no buying yet. IMW told OPs that today &
next Sunday is the Classic Exchange for vintage gear, today fer SSB and next Sunday fer CW
hoes to get his 19 set on the air fer the CW part. KFWs harmonic had surgery on her foot, so
Chris & XYL hve been spending sum time at the hospital!
Wid bad band condx, NC had RND relay IBs report. However, UEB later heard Casey say that he had not
received the session reports in 2 months. HKT
got 12 Route 66 contacts, the best ever fer Homer fer this special event
And HKT did
not see any OCWNers at the ARRL Southwestern ARRL Convention In San Diego yesterday
took in the Classic Car Show in Palos Verdes las Sunday, and HKT told UEB that Convention
exhibits were good, wid sum gud and sum fair tech. forums.
VDP, switching over frm the wrong ant., is hiring a tree trimmer and fixing
up the QTH in preparation fer the grand move to Golden Valley, AZ. OIO is still cutting and chopping in the back yard,
and Ann quipped, at least VDP wont hve to worry about this anymore, all they grow
out there is dirt! RND, wid best sigs frm OIO,
was happy that we didnt get the high winds that were forecast. NT, also experiencing weak sigs, hard NCS at 459
Ray had nice WX at the beach. IXN had the QRN
rise to S7 and he cudnt copy NT
Bob still continues painting on the QTH.
9/27/06 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked
in IXN. HHC was out to din-din, and other OPs
were probably watching new TV shows. IXN told
Bob abt bad effects frm a pneumonia shot, and AF6C told IXN abt tetanus shots he used to
take to work in horse stables.
9/27/06 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in MIH, LHR, HHC, AF6C, DDE,
and AUL. MIH told OPs abt hopes of introducing
ham radio the Integrity House for Developmentally Disabled People
They need equipment
and training help! AF6C & HHC will bring
it up at a Board meeting and at an OCARO meeting. LHR
is studying fer his General, including Int. Morse Code, and IXN & brother, Lee, got
their flu & pneumonia shots. AF6C had the
power switch replaced in his Nikon digital camera, and IXN by-passed the power switch in
his YAESU power supply. HHC & Diane had a
busy weekend in Laughlin, and tonite they went out to din-din at an Italian restaurant as
guests of their newly wed son & his XYL
And Ken noted how the work piles up!
note: Especially when youre having fun,
Ken!) And DDE spent yesterday wid friends aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, taking the
grand tour wid all the trimmings, inclduing docents!
Steve highly recommends this
tour! AUL is glad to be bk frm Central America
where he was installing computers during much thunder, lightning & rain! AF6C then aired ARRL Audio News dtd 9/22/06: The ARRL will continue to keep pressure on the BPL
FCC BPL emission levels are to high fer reliable amateur communications!
ARRL will take legal action to have BPL interference levels lowered! And, FCC Riley Hollingsworth is pressing legal
action against clandestine business use of amateur bands by unlicensed business OPs!
to OCARC Home Page