01/03/2007 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in IXN, AB, HHC, PFA, N6HC(Arnie), and GMU. IXN, wid high winds in the San Jacinto Mts. on New Years Day, told PFA that San Sevaine & Crystal seismometers have been off the air for some time. New Membership Chmn, AB, worked around the house, did sum hamming, and rested up over the holidays as he prepares looks forward to more off-time on Presidents Day! AF6C watched a movie thru midnite New years Eve, and then it was up at 8:00 am. to watch the football game! HHC, had Monday off wid lots of fun on PSK-31 wid the new Dell computer, working Guadalajara, Russia, Japan, and France, picked up a USB to RS-232 converter, and beat the grandharmonic at poker! AF6C has a Sensitrol relay wid a switch on both scales which PFA says he used in integrator circuits as current indicators. GMU is waiting fer his new radio, and HHC announced the Baker-to-Vegas Run coming up in April.
01/03/2007 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, AUL, GMU, DLA, AF6C, VDP, HHC, KTS, and KØBWH. JD, wid the grandkids in fer the holidays, crossed the 70 year mark last Monday, and AUL, bk frm dinner wid friends, and, a happy BD to Lowell, had to work over the weekend. GMU, off fer the past two weeks, spent too much, been playing radio, and goes bk to work on the 7th. NC cud not copy DLA way dwn in the QRN HHC checked Bruce in Then Bruce changed rigs and voila! We were communicating! AF6C wished JD a belated happy BD, and Bob sent OPs an email article on eliminating RF interference. AUL suggested putting the article on the Club webpage. DLA has no idea what is wrong wid the first radio he was using, and VDP will be off to Quartzite to see a friend abt helping VDP to move to AZ High SA winds took out the corner of Larrys delta loop ant. KTS enjoyed a quiet Christmas and New Year, and David got bk frm a MS meeting just before Net. HHC SKYPE-phone-patched ØBWH into Net frm the Sheldon Trading Post in N. Dakota Bob now has expanded Sheldon Oil to include a grocery store The temp in N. Dakota was 30 deg. F. AF6C then aired ARNewsline #1533 Solar Cycle 24 is going to be a big one! It will peak in 2010 The Manassas BPL operations are still interfering wid ham frequencies, and the ARRL continues to prod the FCC to discontinue Manassas BPL until they solve interference problems Tnx, Bob!
01/07/2007 OCWN 40m CW Net - NCS/UEB checked in IMW, KFW, OIO, HKT, VDP, IXN, NT, GVG, and NXY. UEB had a nice eyeball QSO wid NT and IMW yesterday, and today Rick will be taking the harmonic back to UCSD fer the winter quarter. IMW, running the ARC-5 today, welcomed sig rpts frm OPs today. And KFWs XYL started off the year wid a bad cold. OIO has been sweeping up seeds and seed pods frm the liquid-amber tree, and VDP wid bad band conditions at the QTH, is preparing fer another AZ trip soon. IXN passed along HKTs report to NCS, and Homer, wid bad band conditions, cudnt copy most OPs. NT enjoyed the Rick and Ian eyeball QSO yesterday, and NCS cud not copy GVG. NXY had strong sigs frm all OPs, and Mike spent Christmas and New Years Day in Chicago Gud to be back!
01/10/2007 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in CCD, IXN, PFA, KTS, and HHC. CCD will have cataract surgery next week, and Tom finished installation of the new rig in the truck Then CCD got the din-din call. IXN listened to more of the same in the Pres. Bush speech, cudnt find the the band plan update, and must have cataract surgery in the future. AF6C alerted OPs to a new visible comet in the sky at sunset, and Bob has an antenna rotator problem. PFAs 7-band vertical is doing a FB job, and it looks like Toms old Canon printer has given up the ghost! KTS has been doing work on the computer and is now working on din-din while watching TV. HHC has been chatting wid BWH using SKYPE, and Ken says Bob will join us on 2m later.
01/10/2007 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, N1AB, AUL, KTS, VDP, HHC, DDE, BWH/Ø, AF6C, CCD, and KFW. JD
got an OK report frm the pulmonary doc, and IXN has been trying to get his vision
insurance straightened out. AB plans to plant
rose bushes this weekend, WX permitting KØBWH, using a SKYPE phone-patch relayed by HHC,
brought back old PA memories wid N. Dakota WX!
wind chill near 0 deg., slippery
roads, etc., and Bob, like IXN, will be picking up new glasses
BWH, wid neighbors,
will be butchering hogs tomorrow, while Linda enjoys attending their new store! HHC told VDP that the Club had already renewed the
World Radio subscription in Nov!
HHC will check on it.
AUL enjoyed Bfast wid friends last Sat. morning, and Nicolas has 4 or 5
battery holders fer VDP. KTS, says GE to BWH,
and David is working on projects, looking forward to Club meeting next week. VDP, celebrating the harmonics 24th
BD wid beer & pizzas, will be off to the new QTH in AZ to do some repair work
will look up W6IJS, Bob Smith, in Club records. HHC
enjoy a tour of the OPD antenna farm, and Ken and DDE are done wid the COAR inventory. DDE said that 80 deg WX here in CA was a lot better
than 20 deg. WX in N. Dakota, and Steve took the trailer to
01/14/2007 OCWN 40m
CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW, HKT, OIO, IB, RND,
01/17/2007 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in HHC and IXN. AF6C has almost
recovered frm the effects of a lil virus going arnd last week, and IXN will give HHC
a new mike fer the YAESU 757 at Club meeting Fri. eve
Hopalong, skipalong Ken had a
problem staying on frequency as he wandered up & down the band!
Ken thinks the
problem is in the microphone or cord, either a short or an open! HHC told OPs not to forget that our speaker will be
Bob Heil at Club meeting Fri. night. AF6C will
air an ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net, and IXN read a blurp frm the Sirius Astronomer on
IXN. AF6C has almost recovered frm the effects of a lil virus going arnd last week, and IXN will give HHC a new mike fer the YAESU 757 at Club meeting Fri. eve Hopalong, skipalong Ken had a problem staying on frequency as he wandered up & down the band! Ken thinks the problem is in the microphone or cord, either a short or an open! HHC told OPs not to forget that our speaker will be Bob Heil at Club meeting Fri. night. AF6C will air an ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net, and IXN read a blurp frm the Sirius Astronomer on dark matter.
01/17/2007 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in AB, KTS, HHC, JD, AF6C, VDP, BWH, AUL, and KFW. All
ears were glued to the rigs as BWH, operating SKYPE thru HHC, brought OPs up-to-date on
01/24/2007 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, HHC, CCD, IXN, and KTS. LDC, hearing all OPs well but KTS, took the XYL in for outpatient surgery yesterday And Larry will send in his Club dues or bring them to the Club Bfast. IXNs mike did not solve HHCs wandering frequency problem as Hopalong Ken moved arnd the 10m band! And Ken said that CA is way behind in rainfall, and also said that PFA had suffered a mild stroke, but that Tom is doing well now. CCD won the rare Heil microphone at the club raffle last Fri. eve Tom will now construct a cable for the new mike. IXN read a blurp on spinning black holes and AF6C announced excellent pictures of comet McNaught on the NASA APOD site. KTS enjoyed Bob Heils talk at last Club meeting, and David, in his 2nd transmission, developed weak sigs! KTS then alerted OPs to an upcoming MS group plans to hold a license class.
01/24/2007 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in KTS, JD, AUL, HHC, BWH/Æ, AF6C, AB, KF6EVX(Robert), KFW, EH, KB6COM(Gene), and K6RMR(Stan). KTS says that the VHF rig might need some cleaning, and David learned a lot frm the Bob Heil talk at last Club meeting. JD also enjoyed last Club meeting, said HI to BWH, and kicked bk to listen to the rest of the Net. AUL, at home, plans to check in DX via SKYPE at next Wednesdays Net! HHC reported 47 OPs and guests came to OCARC meeting last Fri. eve., and the Club garnered $200 on the raffle! BWH said the WX was nice in Sheldon, ND, wid heat wave temps of 26 deg. above zero! And Bob inadvertently found himself on TV discussing the closing of a K-6 elementary school at a group meeting in Sheldon OPs will try to see Bobs TV appearance at: www.wday.com , checking the TV Monday News, Saving Sheldon. AF6C had company last Sunday, wid his sister coming in a couple of weeks And Bob still has a stuck ant. rotator, probably a broken wire! AB flew in and flew out, EVX, Robert, checked in frm Anaheim A Tennis Tournament in Fullerton will need 10 OPs to help wid communications Contact Gene Thorpe, KB6COM, if you can help on Feb 3,4 and 10,11. K6RMR, Stan, checked into Net frm Huntington Beach, and KFW, watching sum TV, developed a bad cold last week. EH, wid everyone sick but Paul, will be off in a day or two to put in an application for a change-in-career job. AF6C then aired the ARRL Audio News for Jan 19, 2007 International Morse Code officially ends in the U.S. on Feb. 23! FCAL is now an OSCAR satellite KD5DLV wants to set a new record fer ARISS contacts frm space Tnx, Bob!
01/31/2007 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in KTS, IXN, and HHC. KTS is busy on the computer wid loan projects and helping friends, trying to get on the 50s Net, and has not worked on the antenna as yet. And AF6C has been moving equipment, dusting, and making room for new test equipment. IXN had a nice landline QSO wid JOR who brought Bob up-to-date on Silent Key W6COJ, Dave Hollander. HHC said COJ is probably still making chili up in heaven, and Ken had the COAR inventory completed Then HHC told OPs that disconnecting SKYPE and RS-32 cables, solved the problem of the wandering VFO in the YAESU 757.
01/31/2007 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, KTS, EVX, ACT(Greg), HHC, KØBWH,VDP, and AF6C. JDs XYL will be off next week to visit & celebrate her sisters BD. KTS didnt hear the QRM on the Net tonite, and David is eating din-din after which he will kick back, listen, and relax. EVX is fighting the flu, and AF6C told Robert that the Fullerton Tennis Match info. is up on the Club webpage. HHC SKYPEd KØBWH
into the Net frm Sheldon, Iowa ACT, Bobs friend and former co-net control on an 80m net, talked wid each other via the SKYPE phone-patch. ACT enjoyed HHCs article on SKYPE patching on the Club website, and Greg says hell be bk on 2m again for another SKYPE patch wid BWH. AF6C has an ARRL Audio News for the Net, and, Whats this!!? Bob has loaded his MAC Book wid WINDOWS!!? HHC and AF6C are looking fer a way to ship Silent Key NGOs 1100 lb. tower to a ham bk East. And HHC said that AUL will not SKYPE patch in frm Costa Rica tonite Nicolas had to attend a company dinner! ØBWH, VDP, and ACT are all interested in old Studebakers and Studebaker parts. BWH, just bk frm a coverall bingo game, has been selling fuel at his gas pumps on the honor system All is OK at present!! And BWH is busy selling fuel as vy cold WX is expected in Iowa next week! VDP said there was over 100 hams at the meeting in Quartzite, and Larry said that Parker and Havasu have really grown! AF6C then aired the Jan. 26 ARRL AUdio News Come Feb 23, no more code requirement fer a ham license! AO27 is now operational, details on www.AO27.org Another SUITSAT will be launched next Fall also, youll pay $20.80 fer vanity call signs Tnx, Bob!
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