01/02/2008 10m Phone
Net - W6ZE/W6HHC checked in
N8WP, CF, PFA, and AF6C (via SKYPE near Cape Cod). It was good to hear the new Prez for
OCARC, Willie-N8WP check in...and with a booming signal. Willie had just gotten back from
visiting his new grand daughter up in the state of Washington. Bob-AF6C checked in from
his sister's house in Plimptom, MA...via SKYPE....and showed off his video camera to give
a tour of his sister's house to the control operator. Net Control, was having troubles
again with his 20-year old Yaesu FT-757 rig...it was "spectrum hopping" all over
10M. Ken-W6HHC vowed that the FT-757 was "spectrum hopping for the last
time"....and went out the following week-end to buy a brand new Icom 756Pro3 rig!!
01/02/2008 2m Phone
Net - W6ZE/W6HHC checked in
KQ6JD, CF, MD, AF6C (via SKYPE near Cape Cod), and
KØBWH (via SKYPE from N. Dakota). The normal NC operator, Bob-WB6IXN, was on vacation up
near Mt. San Jacinto for the holidays. Lowel-KQ6JD had just celebrated his 29th birthday
(again). Bob-KØBWH reported via SKYPE that the temperature in Sheldon, ND was 15 F.
Bob-AF6C reported the temperature near Boston was 10 F. Ken then played
the ARNewsline podcast.
10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in HHC, IXN, CCD, CF, GEN, MD, and HC. HHC
eliminated his spectrum-hopping problem by retiring his YAESU 757, replacing it wid an
ICOM 756 PRO-3. MD was able to pronounce
Peabody in the proper New England style, and IXN said that he & Lee spent
four beautiful days wid niece, husband, and horses in the San Jacinto Mts. HHC reported CFs sigs at S7, and GEN is
installing a new rig in the auto between colds!
And Chet gave HHCs new rig sigs
an S9. And CCD, glad that the holidays are
over, will take down decorations this weekend
CCD said HHCs audio is great, and
CFs ant. is working well. CF will have a
nephew going to MIT soon, and Nicolas will do some counter top repairs & get sum new
kitchen appliances come the weekend. AF6C
recommends OPs checfk out Jet Blue if they plan to fly to the East Coast. HC
remembered to check into Net tonite
Arnie, enjoying retirement, congrats HHC on the
new rig, and HC has downloaded Digipan program in preparation for operating PSK-31 mode.
Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, EVX, CF, FKX, and HHC. AF6C
made it back in one piece frm his sisters home in Plimpton, Mass., where he had an
ecxellent vacation wid family, and JD, staying indoors and dry frm the rain, enjoyed a New
Years BD! EVX has a 10m problem wid the
Robert was unable to hear HHCs transmissions on 28.375 MHz, nor was EVX
able to transmit!
OPs suspect a transmission line problem. Doug-FKXs Diamond X-200 5/8 wave 2m/440 ant
is doing FB wid the HT. AF6C told OPs abt the emergency generator installed at
his sisters home back East
Bob enjoyed the cold and said that fuel oil is vy
expensive back East. AF6C then aired
ARNewsline # 1586
Solar cycle 24 has started
Dec 11 a high latitude sunsport
Sunspots shud peak arnd 2011 or 2012!
The American Red Cross
would not accept OPs for emergency operations during the CA. fire storms that had not gone
thru extensive background check!
There are approximately 655,768 licensed hams at
AR Newsline concluded at 21:43 hours local time
10m Phone Net - W6ZE/HHC
checked in AF6C after AF6C turned over NC duties to HHC.
AF6C experienced weak audio reception, and Bob began the search for the
problem. Additional check-ins to the net were:
IXN, CF, WP, GEN, NOL, and HC. CF copied all
but NOL, and Nicolas is now enjoying the new kitchen and appliances! WP, checking in by reminder, has just set up a new
VHF/UHF rig, and Willie complimented HHCs new rig sigs. And HHC tnxed Willie for helping him get PSK-31 up
& running on the new rig. The howling
Santa Ana Winds were not too bad at GENs QTH, and Chet gave HHC a gud sig rpt. HHC, unable to hear GENs sigs, used IXN as a
And Ken was unable to find the SKYPE microphone tonite. NOL was using a 20 watt software rig. HC and all OPs were experiencing QRN from the Santa
Ana Winds as he said HI to Willie & NOL. IXN reveals the source of cosmic rays with
velocities near the speed of light.
Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, GW, WP, CF, GEN, FKX, CJZ, CV, HHC, HC, KØBWH (via SKYPE),
AF6C, and K6RMR(Stan) in HB. JD has no worries
abt the Santa Ana Winds
His antennas are all anchored down in the attic
HI! Cory-GW said that she and Jim, UC, both had the
control heads to their rigs stolen when both autos were robbed at the music store, and,
Winns Music has lost its lease. The
store will close within the week, and Cori & Jim will be employed as service techs at
another music business
UC also lost his checkbook in the robbery! WP mentioned home & auto insurance as possible
vehicles for Jim & Cori recoop their radio losses.
CF mentioned kitchen improvements and new appliances as trash can blew
around in high Santa Ana Winds outside the QTH! GEN
flew in & flew out, joined by CV(Don), who was mobile in Costa Mesa, and
CJZ, Robbie. BWH checked in on SKYPE wid HHC
had sub-zero WX, along wid a sore throat, in Sheldon, ND!
K6RMR(Stan) checked in frm Huntington Beach, and AF6C & RMR discussed a
low drive voltage problem wid Stans old Heathkit rig.
AF6C was happy to find no more shake shingles lying on the ground in the
high winds! AF6C then aired the ARRL Audio
News for 1/11/08 at 21:39 hrs local time Solar cycle 24 has begun!
peak sunspots shud be during 2011-12. New prefixes for Bosnia-Herzegovena will be
E7A thru E7Z
The new question pool for Xtra Class will be used July 1st,
2008 thru 2012, and, the question pool can now be downloaded!
ARRL Audio News
concluded at 21:58 hrs. local time
10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in HHC, CF, NOL, IXN, and HC. HHC had
an email problem wid NOL
NOL explained he had switched domains! IXN has muffled treble audio on HHCs sigs
with new ICOM Pro3
A few HHC rig adjustments later, all is well! AF6C will air ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net tonite,
and Bob is looking fer a 9-pin female connector
Now, if AF6C can just get that auto,
in for service the past week, out of the repair shop!
CF says HHCs audio sigs much better, as Nicolas tells OPs that
sandwiches are on the menu while awaiting kitchen remodeling. NOL, operating on the Flex 5000A software radio,
tells OPs that JAY graduated wid an engineering degree and is employed by Raytheon as a
Congrats, JAY! IXN tells OPs
that here is no snow from the big storm in the San Jacinto Mts. at this time, and HHC told
OPs that he has a mold problem in one wall at the QTH!
IXN told OPs that UC is working wid his home insurance to replace his stolen
rig, and that GW has purchased a new 2m/440 rig which will replace her stolen mobile rig. Wid no leaks on the inside, the rain on the
outside, HCs has a lil antenna problem wid the rain
And HC proposed that
the Club offer sum type of honorarium (like a OCARC coffee mug) to Club speakers, a point
well taken by OPs!
Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN
checked in EVX, AF6C, HHC, CF, KFW, and KØBWH(via SKYPE). Arent you glad you are in CA?
BWH had a
-12 deg.F. temp today in Sheldon, ND, and a -28 deg. F. temp tonite! EVX says the Jr. Tennis Tournament needs 30 OPS fer
communications, and Robert still has an antenna problem on 10 meters
If you can help
wid Tournament communications, call KB6CNO at (714)680-4258.
AF6Cs new roof is pretty quiet in the rain, and Bob tells KFW that the
Club roster has been updated wid dues info
If it rains tomorrow, Bob will work on a
jig-saw puzzle. HHC is wishing fer a Heil mike
to replace the handheld mike on the new rig, and Ken told OPs abt the neat pix taken frm
bouncing amateur sigs off the moon!
AF6C then aired
the ARRL Audio News fer 1/18/08
Motorola & YAESU(Vertex Standard) seal their pact
wid 78% of Vertex Standard stock going to Motorola, and 20% retained by Vertex Standard
you have worked all 80 ARRL Sections, itll take $12 to get your mug, but hurry!
is running out!
ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:37 hrs. local time
01/30/2008 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in HHC, CF, IXN, CCD, GEN, CCE, and HC. HHC,
getting over a 1 wk old cold, will build a direction finder to find a QRN source on 20m. And Ken has found his SKYPE microphone fer the 2m
OPs then talked abt UC & GWs new work location near John Wayne Airport. AF6C & OPs briefly talked abt the skiers killed
in an avalanche at Mt. High near Wrightwood, and Bob reminded Board members to sign new
signature cards fer the bank come Sat. morning
AF6C got his auto bk frm repairs last
Sunday. CF cudnt hear CCE tonite, and
Nicolas got HHCs e-mail but hasnt had time to answer it yet. And CCD told HHC that he wont be skiing this
The XYL has a bad shoulder! GEN
forgot Net last week
Chet had been busy working out in the garden. All OPs congratulated CCE on the upgrade to Extra,
and Kenans new rig is not on line yet
CCE was QRP tonite
Kenan has moved
to ant-restricted Irvine. And HC told AF6C
that his audio problem might be a loose wire on the mike.
Phone Net - W6ZE/IXn
checked in JD, HHC, GW, FKX, VDP, AF6C, CCE, RMR, KØBWH(via SKYPE), ACT, KFW,
WP, WTQ, and BVU
Great check-in, OPs!! Cory-GW
checked in mobile wid the new rig now installed in the auto...Cori's 50W was S7 at NCs
And Cori said that she and UC will be working at the music repair shop in Suite
119, 3100 Airway near the junction of Baker and Red Hill.
JD picked up a cold, and Lowell said that GW had in & out gud sigs
depending on her location. AF6C reminded Board
members to come to the Sat. Bfast and sign new bank cards
Bob has an ARRL Audio News
to air later in the Net. KØBWH is no longer
in SWL mode
HHC found his SKYPE mike! And
HHC said that we have had 7 of rain so far!
We will also be interested in the
solutionof the 20m QRN problem at HHCs QTH! BWH/Æ, via HHC
SKYPE, read a -8 deg. F. on the outside thermometer in Sheldon, ND!
The WX has been
vy dry, but Bob has the snow plow ready to go if needed.
IXN asked BWH what shirt sleeve WX is in Sheldon, to which BWH replied,
Oh, 32 to
40 deg. F! FKX is busy preparing
to take his geology students on a trip to Grand Canyon, while practicing code on the side,
and, planning to take his Xtra ticket exam in the near future. VDP told OPs that he used to work at 3000 Airway,
not far frm where GW & UC are working now
And Larry will be off to the new QTH in
AZ in 3 weeks
VDP traded his old truck fer a pool table! ACT enjoyed talking wid friend BWH/Æ, and greg, wid
30+ yrs. working fer Orange County, will join us old-timers in retirement! After IXN talked wid brother Lee, also retired frm
OC, IXN will hve further questions fer ACT. CCE
hasnt got the 756-Pro3 on the air
Kenan has been too busy moving to his new QTH
at Bryan and the Market Place, but hes an Extra Class now! Dan &
Kristin & Kenan all met last weekend fer a lil celebration!
CCE told OPs
that Mike, WK6O, has gone to the hitching post and now has a knew XYL!
Mike has now returned to his job in Guatemala.
RMR tnxed Net OPs who gave him helpful suggestions abt power supplys that
helped him get his vintage Collins KWM-2 on the air! And
KFW, while mowing the lawn found a bolt & nut which he thinks fell off the beam ant.
during recent high winds & rain! El
Presidente Willie-N8WP, shunning the cold in ND, has been buy working a lil PSK in Roswell,
NM, and cleaning up the e-mail. At 21:42 hrs
local time, AF6C aired ARRL Audio News for 1/25/08
AO-16 satellite has been restarted
will be June 28-29
FD Packets will soon be ready
75 repeaters in No. CA. will be
busy remedying RF interference to Air Force radar! ARRL Audio News concluded
at 22:00 hrs local time
WTQ & BVU
flew in & flew out.
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