10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in IXN, CCD, HHC, and KTS. AF6C asked
IXN for the frequency of the San Sevaine Seismometer.
IXN said it was 163.795 MHz. CCD,
going on a cruise next week, picked up a manual fer one of his radios, and Tom told OPs
that the harmonic has learned to use her electronic camera.
HHC reported that OCARC was 13th in the Nation in Class 4A during
Fied Day!. Goblin nite with family was held at
the Konechy QTH handing out 9 bags of candy! AF6C said that many political emails
are false. Bob has ARRL Audio News ready to air on the 2m Net tonite. KTS voted by absentee ballot, and IXN gave out abt
three bags of candy to the goblins.
11/01/2006 2m Phone
Net - W6ZE/IXN
checked in VDP, AF6C, HHC, AUL, DDE, and KFW. VDP
said that escrow has closed on the new QTH in AZ, and, they will be moving some items to
AZ after Thanksgiving. Larry has already
checked into a local Net on the 146.76 repeater, elevation 8,000 ft
And VDP says
usrepeaters.com shows more repeaters nearby
And Larry plans to check into the OCWN on
Sundays after he gets settled in AZ. AF6C said
the candy moochers were more numerous than last year and that the kids were vy
And Bob said that if all the props pass after elections, we will be obligated
to the tune of around 100 billion dollars!
And AF6C announced the Club Bfast come
Sat. HHC, wid family celebrating Halloween at
the QTH, doled out 9 bags of candy to the goblins! HHC said that the OCARC placed 1st
in Class 4A, and 13th nationwide in Class 4A for Field Day
Congrats, OPs! Results are generally published in the Dec. issue
of QST magazine. IXN said that the drive-up
mail boxes have been removed frm the S. Mainstreet Postoffice in Santa Ana, and AUL said
that all stamp machines will be removed frm the post offices
Privatizing is so wonderful!" AUL sent OPs his new email adr. DDE wasnt home fer Halloween, so Steve is
literally left holding the candy bags!
Hell be off to San Diego come
Fri. and back to the QTH on Sunday. KFW was
off to his daughters house fer Halloween, where he accompanied his grandharmonic
goblins around the neighborhood, and Chris said that his post office have moved the
drive-up mail boxex back so far that you have to exit your car to mail a letter! AF6C then aired ARRL Audio News for Oct. 27,
ARRL takes issue wid the Red Cross for requiring OP volunteers to give too much
personal & private info. on their all encompassing background check
communications touch 15,000+ school students each year
(Ed. note: GREAT ADVERTISING
FER AMATEUR RADIO!!)
11/05/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB
checked in IMW, KFW, IC, OIO, VDP, NT, and IXN. UEB
started the day out wid an 8 mile bike ride to pick up some coffee
Now Rick is off to
cut the grass, and, it will be a painful chore! IMW,
wid a FB day & gud sigs, has been doing sum home-brewing, and KFW worked the
Sweepstakes Contest on 20m yesterday, wid plans fer more contacts today. IC took a drive to the East yesterday and saw some
wild turkeys! On Tuesday, OIO got new windows
in the QTH, and tomorrow, Ann will get the trees trimmed.
VDP told NC & OPs that hell be around fer several months
no moving date scheduled yet! NT, off
to a bad start, hopes to work 100 Sweepstakes stations, and IXN has been nursing a sore
tooth, no root canal Bob hopes!
11/08/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in LDC, IXN, HHC, and KTS. LDC, wid
high QRN, is getting over a 4-day halloween party held at the Elks Lodge last
Now Larry & XYL will be off to California City in the Mojave Desert this
weekend. IXN gave further research evidence in
favor of General Relativity, and Bob said that gas prices started rising the day after the
election. HHC overlooked an ocean of smog from
above on his drive home
That explains why Mercury sometimes faded during its pass
across the face of the sun!
Ken is helping AUL, rotating editor for RF
this month, wid RF preparation
And HHC said that the Club netted $180 frm
the Club Auction
Congrats, OPs!! HHC also
repaired to CW keys in anticipation of upcoming contests.
AUL & XYL will be off to Argentina on vacation come Nov. 20, and AF6C
has an IPOD ARRL Audio News ready to air on the 2m Net
AF6C & HHC are preparing
to communicate wid AUL in Argentina using SKYPE, a program which allows audio
communications using different modes simultaneously. KTS,
not pleased wid Elections outcomes, is looking fer home buyers & sellers, then David
was off to get sum din-din before the 2m Net.
11/08/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in AUL, HHC, KTS, TRA, AF6C, KFW, and TAI. AUL
& XYL plan to be bk frm Argentina around Dec. 5, and, if the SKYPE program works
successfully, we will talk to Nicolas in Argentina via the 2m Net! HHC & OPs welcome TRA bk to the Net after a
3-month vacation around the Country, including WI, and a jazz festival in Sun
Now Gene & XYL will soon be off on a 30 day cruise to Hawaii to celebrate
their 60th wedding anniversary! KTS hasnt had din-din
David has had too many phone calls! HHC
reported that DLA, WWK, and DDE all helped COAR wid election activities using RACES fer
communications at the polls. Automated
election phone calls drove IXN and Lee abt nuts!!
What a relief to hve a silent
telephone! AUL is teaching AF6C Latin, and
Bob told OPs that the Christmas dinner will be at Jaegerhaus agn this year
said that Auction pix are now up on the Club website.
KFW is glad the elections are over, along wid all the automated calls. TAI voted after school in the morning, and Nick
will wait to hear GWs reaction to the elections come tomorrow. AF6C then aired ARRL Audio New dtd Nov 3,
FCC WR04-386 (60m) 5260 - 5410 KHz, will allow more reliable
communications 2 separate DXpeditions in India - VU7LD Dec 1 - Dec 30, and, VU7RG
Dec 1 - Dec 10
WU6D praised amateurs fer communications services in the Esperanza
And FCC may consider changing ID times fer OPs
11/12/2006 OCWN 40m CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW, GVG, IC, IB, HKT, OIO, VDP, IXN, and NT.
UEB, wid the daughter home fer Veterans Day, did a nice bike ride
yesterday from Irvine Civic Center to Balboa Island. IMW
is still looking fer a job, and GVG, in Bonsall, managed to work North Cook Is. on 40m
CW/m on Thursday evening! IC and XYL are busy
cleaning the QTH fer Thanksgiving, and IB, wid a 43 F temp & clouds, was in a very wet
Washington State last week. HKT went to Vegas
for a 4x4 event and drove an Fj Cruiser and Tacoma over an obstacle course
hit Laughlin and Kingman fer sum hiking and dirt roads.
OIO had a nice visit wid an OP in Florida on 10m PSK yesterday
preferred CW and is in FISTS, so Ann & he met on 28.110 fer another QSO before the
band closed! VDP is still in the tree trimming
business, and IXN noted one new sunspot when he was watching Mercury transit the sun. NT worked his 100 stations in the Sweepstakes
Contest, and Ray heard a number of Cook Is. stations using E51 prefixes. HKT will try to catch PVARC from Catalina today.
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in IXN, WB9YCJ/m, HHC, and NOL. IXN
told OPs that GW now owns a Honda Rebel 250 motorcycle
Cori drove by the QTH today to
have us look at it
Cori will ride it mostly to work and back
The Whizzer is on
sale in front of Winns Music in Tustin. AF6C
has been reading one of the Sherlock Holmes 1st novels, where Holmes and Dr.
Watson first meet
And Bob now has the rain guage back in operation, and ARRL Audio
News is ready to roll on the wm Net. 9YCJ
didnt attend Wouff Hong ceremonies when he was at Dayton this year, must change the
clock battery in his computer, and is headed off fer Vegas and will miss Club meeting Fri. HHC & OPs send kudos to JAY on the excellent
article in RF about the recent ARDF world event in Bulgaria Ken & AUL will try a
SKYPE transmission with Argentina on the 2M Net, next week.
NOL, upgrading the computer wid a $1,500 microprocessor, 2 new hardrives wid
4 gigabytes of RAM, and other goodies, now has a real number cruncher!
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in KFW, AUL, HHC, KD6UIV(Joel), AF6C, EH, and YCJ.
KFW just got back frm din-din, and Chris and OPs were able to hear Joel, S5,
in San Gabriel! AUL & XYL are off to Argentina
come Monday fer a week
And Nicolas will try a SKYPE contact from Argentina on the 2M
Net, next week. HHC & AUL tried a trial
SKYPE contact (from home) on the 2m Net wid great success!
HHC & OPs sent kudos to Nicolas on a great RF this month! KD6UIV, Joel, checked in frm San Gabriel wid 57
sigs wid a tiny bit of white noise, using a YAESU 2500 rig, and AF6C gave Joel the Club
website address. AF6C reminded all abt Club meeting this Friday. Paul, EH, checked in wid FB sigs frm Downey.
AF6C then aired ARRL Audio News dtd Nov. 10, 2006
SUITSAT 2 will be
launched by ARISS wid ham radio transponders, digital signal processing, SSB, digipeater,
and slow scan TV, launched as early as next Oct., wid a life of 6 months!
Tnx, Bob! HHC said a positive report on BPL frm W1RFI says
that 2nd generation BPL equipment in Texas has very successfully notched out
BPL interference in the ham bands!
11/19/2006 OCWN 40m
CW Net - NCS/UEB
checked in IMW, GVG, IB, KFW, HKT, OIO, IC, RND, NT, and IXN. UEB spent yesterday sweeping & mopping floors,
and today, Rick will bike-ride to Balboa Island. IMW
went to Chino Hills and picked up some valuable stuff.
GVG, in Newport Beach using a mobile whip on the balcony, is expecting
another gorgeous day at the beach. IB, wid a
57 deg. F. temp in Meadow Vista, wont be Section Manager until December. KFW enjoyed the SKYWARN presentation at the OCARC
meeting Fri. eve., and HKTs keying hand is swollen frm an insect bite
also made contact wid the URAC IOTA team on Catalina, and HKT hopes all plan to attend the
Convention in Torrance next year. OIO, wid
weak sigs frm Barton Flats, said thieves removed all split firewood from cabins near the
highway, leaving all that would not sell. IC,
still picking up and cleaning, says that most hams must be pack rats! And RND, wid a 63 deg. temp & sunshine, is
looking forward to Thanksgiving. NT, wid a
Good Turkey Day to all, told NC that his sigs went frm 569 to 599+! IXN and Lee are off to the San Jacinto Mts and will miss
Net next Sunday
And IXN thanked KFW fer the snail mail address.
11/22/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in HHC & AUL. AUL used a SKYPE
phone patch (via Control OP W6HHC) to contact the 10m Net from Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Nicholas explained that there is a 5-hour difference between Argentina and OC...but they
had just finished their dinner that started at 11PM that night. The SKYPE connection
lasted 38 minutes. ( Ed. note: I think
that this must be the Clubs 1st DX International contact using
Congrats, OPs! Check-ins
were light due to TG tomorrow.
11/22/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/HHC checked
in AF6C, JD, AB, AOL, KF6CDK frm Huntington beach, and AUL via SKYPE, wid a 5 hr time
difference, in Argentina. AUL cud copy 2M Net
sigs better in Argentina than he does at home
(Skip just isnt right at home,
HI HI !) AUL will try another
SKYPE contact next week, only a few hundred miles further south in Argentina! AF6C
played an ARRL Audio podcast for the net. The AUL SKYPE connection last 53 minutes...and
Nicholas heard the entire net and ARRL podcast perfectly.
11/26/2006 OCWN 40m
CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IC, HKT, KFW, VDP, OIO, NT, and RND. UEB said that 40m was trashed by contesters this
One station, HC8N, was creating a real mess wid pileups, wid JA stations on
40m this morning! And IC, eating more than he
should, took in the new Bond movie
It was FB, and it looks like rain this AM. TRW, off to the TRW Swapmeet yesterday, got sum
coax adapters, and, wid the bee sting better on the keying fist, Homers sending was
And Homer hopes OPs are planning to attend the SW Div. Convention in Torrance
next year! KFW & XYL had a great TG dinner
at the daughters house in Yorba Linda, and VDPs XYL & son just got bk
after moving the first load of furniture to the new AZ QTH.
OIO only needs 29 more points for her FISTS diamond award! NT, wid overcast winter WX at the beach, had a
lil fun working the DX contest. TG found
RND sick in bed all day, felt better on Friday, and had TG on Saturday wid all the
And John, wid the furnace now on, is looking forward to turkey sandwiches
73 & 88.
11/29/2006 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in HHC, LDC, IXN, and CCD. LDC is
having troubles wid a DVD recorder, has high QRN tonite wid NCS down in the mud, and plans
to attend the Club Christmas dinner. HHC
checks in while taking red eyes out of photographs, and Ken updates OPs on the successful
SKYPE phone patches wid AUL in Argentina
And Ken is working wid PSK-31, cleaning up a
couple of technical issues. IXN is now a
confirmed diabetic wid a blood sugar of 166+
?? So Bob/IXN will now go down the
glucophage trail! AF6C is working on a 10W
Heathkit amplifier fer HTs, and Bob plans to patch a duct pipe leak in the attic before he
turns on the furnace. CCD reported NCS sigs up
and down in the QRN, and Tom reported on a nice 8-day trip to Mexico.
11/29/2006 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in AF6C, KTS, HHC, AB, DDE, and AUL/SWL. AUL,
400 mi. South of Buenos Aires, had a microphone problem on a different PC wid the SKYPE
phone patch, so Nicolaus could only hear us as SWL!
HHC had a 5 min. QSO wid AUL
before the breakdown. AF6C, working on a
computer, some programming, fixing test instrument modules fer the workbench, and getting
ready to fire up the furnace, told OPs that he picked up the last Cadfiel mystery
will also air ARNewsline. KTS forgot abt the
Net last week during the TG rush
David also went to a gun show and picked up sum
books. HHC is moving PSK-31 onto a Dell
computer. HHC also reminded of the Club Bfast at Jaegerhaus Sat. morning, and mentioned
great raffle prizes fer the Club Christmas Dinner! AB
and family dined on roast instead of turkey on TG. DDE, wid S5 QRN (Santa Ana winds
were blowing) , said down go the turkey trimmings & up go the Christmas
trimmings! IXN & Lee spent TG in the San
Jacinto Mts. wid perfect WX. AF6C then aired
One of the DeLeons was found guilty of double murder of 2 OPs (the
Hawkes) off Newport Beach
More accomplices will soon be tried for the same
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