12/05/2007 10m Phone
Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in CF, IXN, MD, GEN, and HHC. AF6C mentioned the comet. However, IXN could only see a fuzzball with
binoculars in a very dark sky in the San Jacinto Mts.!
CF had low sigs on all OPs, and Nicolas hasnt seen the comet. MD says the beam makes a difference on AF6Cs
sigs, and, Chuck will attend the Christmas dinner and maybe buy some raffle tickets! IXN reported audio
distortion on AF6Cs sigs
some audio processing adjustments removed the
distortion. AF6C worked some on the website, printed some certificates
& badges, and plans to give HHC the blue box to interface ARRL Audio News
while he is bk East
AF6C also talked wid BWH bk in North Dakota by SKYPE
does 6 deg. above zero sound fer a nice cool temp! HHC
got the Christmas tree in the stand, and now it awaits Dianes trimming expertise. HHC is RF editor for Dec.
12/05/2007 2m Phone
Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in CF, GEN, KD6DKH/m(Fred), KFW, HHC, YK, AF6C,
W6DQE(Rick), HC, and KG6WTQ. CF & IXN have
not decorated fer Christmas yet, and Nicolas & XYL will be out this weekend looking
fer kitchen appliances. DKH, located abt 10
miles east of Redlands, in Calla Mesa, checked in mobile tonite. KFW lets the XYL do most of the Christmas shopping,
and Chris tells OPs that Pittsburgh, PA, temp is down to 17 deg. above zero! HHC, wid Christmas lights up last weekend, has
great sigs on DQE!
And Ken reminded all OPs abt the Club Christmas Dinner wid many
gud prizes to be raffled off! BYK will
decorate this weekend, and AF6C, choking on a sip of tea, will be off to Plimpton, south
of Boston, vy soon fer the Holidays. HC
checked wid AF6C on the status of an old windows 98 computer, and Arnie & XYL will
celebrate Hannekah during the holidays., Robert, WTQ, flew in and flew
out. Rick, DQE, in Simi Valley, Ventura County,
has a 2m beam up 20ft using 350W wid great sigs into Orange County! AF6C then aired ARRL Audio News fer Nov.
160m CW Contest took place Dec 1-2
The 9th annual SKYWARN event
took place Dec. 1
Five new Section Managers will be installed Jan 1
News concluded at 21:36 hrs local time.
12/12/07 10m Phone
Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in IXN, GEN, and HHC.
After the Dunkin Donuts discussion on the Net, IXN went on
the web to discover that Dunkin Donuts chain has not yet expanded westward, but
plans to do so in the near future. AF6C measured
0.48 of rain frm the past two storms, and, Bob plans to take off Mon. eve. bk East
to Plimpton, Mass., just south of Boston, arriving on Tues. morning just in time to meet
his sister and visit a Dunkin Donuts fer sum coffee.
IXN, wid Q5 copy on all OPs, read a short blurp abt trouble wid new solar panels on
the ISS. GEN, already booked, will not attend
the Club Christmas Party Fri. eve., and Chet experienced sum flutter on OP sigs being in
the flight path to John Wayne Airport. HHC
received a Lord of the Rings DVD back frm AF6C, and, Dec. Ed. Ken has
the Dec. issue of RF up on the webpage
HHC received GENs sigs S7 at
the QTH in Orange.
12/12/07 2m Phone Net
- W6ZE/IXN checked in WTQ, CF, HHC, FKX, and AF6C. CF
& XYL, out shopping fer furniture fer the granddaughter, missed the 10m Net tonite,
and Nicolas had QRN at the shack (Christmas lights, no doubt). WTQ will be home fer Christmas wid Family, and FKX
& HHC are both going to win the 756 PRO at the the Christmas din-din!
Hmmmmmmmm! And FKX took his geology students on a couple of
excellent field trips to the Race Track(moving stones) in Death Valley, and,
to the Portuguese landslide area
And Doug also picked up a Diamond antenna. AF6C, anticipating his trip bk to Plimpton,
Mass.,(Br-r-r-r) wid possibly a frozen pond and brook, is looking fer a white
Bob then aired ARRL Audio News for Dec. 7
Ham radio once agn comes to
the rescue in recent storms in the Pacific Northwest
A KWM-2 amplifier has been
converted to handle CW
Repeater operators must control their repeaters other than by
the input frequency
The 2008 Spectrum Defense Fund needs your support to defeat BPL
interference. Go to www.arrl.org for more info!
Tnx, Bob! ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:14 hrs. local time.
12/19/07 10m Phone
Net - W6ZE/HHC checked in CF, IXN, AF6C(/SKYPE), and GEN. HHC SKYPEs in AF6C thru from Plimpton, Mass. It was 7 deg. above when Bob arrived back East. And CF spoke to AF6C by SKYPE last night. AF6C said that his sisters Internet bk East
is much faster than out here!
And Bob, busy meeting relatives, has already done sum Christmas shopping bk East. GEN was receiving SKYPE sigs at S5 tonite, then HHC
put OPs to the test following him up and down the band wid Kens wandering
HHC thinks loose connections may be the necessary correction during a quick
inspection! HHC also locked the dial on the
rig to improve freq. stability. AF6C took $50
wid him to buy a Christmas tree and he bought one for .50¢!
Hows that for a
And, Bob will do a lil house fixing fer his sister while on vacation. IXN is busy running Lee back & forth from St. Annes
School for the Christmas play, and HHC has ARRL Audio News ready to air on the 2m Net.
12/19/07 2m Phone Net
- W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, HHC, AF6C(/SKYPE), FKX, WTQ, and AF6CF. JD was using the new ICOM that he won at the
Christmas dinner, wid beautiful audio, Lowell! And
HHC was all set up fer AF6C on SKYPE tonite, and Ken will attend a COAR luncheon Sat.
afternoon where a list of Baker-to-Vegas OPs will undoubtedly be a topic of discussion. AF6C stepped outside on the crusty snow in low-cut
shoes, broke thru, and sunk abt 1 ½ ft into the snow, so, on go the boots fer his next
trip outside! And Bob says that people, mixed
in among the snow piles, are being injured by snow plows!
Arent you glad
youre in CA!
HI! FKX said it took
him a day to digest the food he ate at the Christmas dinner
Now Doug is off to watch
his daughter in a presentation of the Nutcracker, then Thurs. nite to a West Coast Club
meeting. CF & XYL, arriving late at the
Christmas dinner from grandaughter baby sitting, found food, cameraderie, and activities
excellent! Then CF told OPs abt W6CRO &
KI6FF who want to start a 2m net on 144.230 simplex SSB on Tues. & Thurs. eves. HHC said that W6GMU is editor for Jan.
RF, and Ken then aired the 12/14/07 edition of the ARRL Audio News
ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund needs donations
ARRL has plaques, clothing, pins, etc.,
for club awards
League Hdqtrs will be closed over the holidays, and their will be NO
Audio News for Dec. 21 & 28 or Jan 4!
Tnx, Ken! ARRL Audio News concluded at
21:21 hrs. local time.
12/26/07 10m Phone
Net - W6ZE/HHC checked in IXN. Looks
like most OPs were away fer Christmas, or, too busy playing wid their new toys to check
in! IXN & Lee spent Christmas eve at their
nephews home in Garden Grove, and HHC, wid SKYPE tuned & Trim, in hopes that
AF6C will soon be coming in! HHC said that AR
Newsline is on the IPOD ready for airing on the 2m Net, and Ken said that he & Diane
drove around the area at night enjoying all the Christmas decorations. On Christmas, we all went to Church, Ken &
Diane had breakfast out, then Christmas evening, HHC & Diane feasted the clan at the
12/26/07 2m Phone Net
- W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, HHC, AF6C(/SKYPE), CF, EVX, and HTW. JD HNYd all OPs, and Lowell had a good Christmas
wid family, presents, and gud meals!
Now its a haircut tomorrow and go shopping
tomorrow wid the XYL & the gift certificates, then kick back! HHC said the grandkids made out like gangbusters,
wid one detective finding all of HHCs lost sprinkler heads in the backyard wid his
new metal detector!
And HHC checked into a quiet work day wid all the programmers
busy at it!
Then SKYPE came alive wid AF6C checking in frm Plimpton, Mass. at 37.6
deg. F. outside the QTH! Bob said that it had
been raining thus melting most of the snow
AF6C told JD that a former fellow employee
had passed away the day before Christmas, and, Bob ended up wid a few toys fer the
computer, plus enjoying visits wid all the relatives.
CF, wid gud sigs on all, had a late lunch & early din-din on Christmas, wid
daughter & new boyfriend at the QTH (Nicolas pronounced him
CFs other daughte & family were all off skiing. HTW checked in on the HT wid a magmount ant. wid gud sigs
wid a wee bit of white noise. HHC then aired
AR Newsline #1584 dtd 12/21/2007
Amateur radio once again scores a plus wid Pacific
NW emergency groups providing communications during storms from Dec 2 - 8
volunteer OPs are still at odds wid the Red Cross over reporting their personal private
Arthur C. Clark died at 90
St. Barthelemy Is., prefix FJ, is a new DX
contact eligible fer ham awards
ARISS now has two new antennas aboard the
German amateurs now have a FREE 6m amateur band
Andy Jurima, N6TEQ, requests
donations for ARNEWSLINE
Your support is needed!
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