05/7/2008 10m Phone
Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in HHC, CF, JOR, AF6DE(James), and IXN. HHC cant find KØBWH on the SKYPE radar
screen tonite. Ken is busy wid the Baker-to-Vegas PIXs on OCARC website. Manufacturing reps have not yet found the cause of
CFs on-off burners on the stove top!
Nicolas turns em on, and they
promptly turn themselves off!
Stay tuned fer further adventures of Nicolas in the QTH
kitchen! OPs welcomed JOR to retirement, and
John has already started a walking regimen fer exercise. He put up a 10m Ringo Ranger ant,
snd is now planning a 75 m ant, a Double Bazooka. DE,
James, in Orange, plans to join OCARC!
Well all be looking forward to an
eyeball at Club meeting! IXN is looking
forward to HCs presentation on the Brandon Is. DXpedition at Club meeting May 16,
and AF6C took his mom to emergency care for an infected scratch on her leg, and, Bobs
sister, seated in front of the TV watching past episodes of CHEERS, is in frm
the East Coast.
05/7/2008 2m Phone
Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in JOR, CF, N6FNT(Phil), AF6DE(James), HHC, and AF6C. JOR had vy strong sigs, being close to IXNs
QTH. CF still struggles wid the mfg. of his
stove to have them send the right parts! FNT,
using 25W and a pie pan ant, is not computerized
Phil lives near South Coast
Plaza. IXN could not find any reference to
KFWBs blurps on Baker-to-Vegas, and HHC tells DE that he should contact VDP about
stealth antennas. DE, using an HT wid a rubber
ducky ant wasnt copied by all OPs. FNT
got directions frm AF6C to Club meeting site at the Red Cross, and AF6C used the new drill
press to drill holes in the new antenna mounts fer an inverted V ant
Bob then aired
ARRL Audio News dtd 5/2/08 at 21:11 hrs
FCC denies use of Amateur frequencies to
Miller Motor Sports. ENCORE(Texas) will use BPL for power outages, possibly meter
reading, etc., but must not interfere wid legally licensed radio communications! Thanks, Bob!
05/14/2008 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in HC, DE, CF, NOL, IXN, and HHC. HC,
our Club speaker for Fri. eve. Meeting, will delight us wid a presentation on the St.
Brandon Is. Dxpedition (see June QST, pg 65, fer a pix of the crew including Arnie!) AF6C, wid his sister in town, discussed a projector
wid Arnie fer Fri. evenings presentation. HHC
continues to put PIXs of Baker-to-Vegas up on the website, and Ken said that abt 25 hams
participated in Baker-to-Vegas communications for City of Orange OPD running team! CF had no knowledge abt the projector in the RC
Meeting Room, and DE, looking forward to Club meeting Fri. eve., is busy sorting parts in
the shack. AOL said that he and JAY attended
the ARDF Championships in Texas
JAY won two silver medals!
Congrats JAY! IXN finally found a set screw for the pulley on his
McClain edger at McFadden-Dale Hardware on Edinger St.
And AF6C has joined the farmer group on the Net
He has put in some
tomato plants at the QTH!
05/14/2008 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in WP, HC, DE, CF, FNT, HHC, FKX, AF6C, EVX, and PMR. FD said that Field Day preparations are proceeding
nicely, and Willie announced that Sheryl will take orders fer personalized coffee mugs wid
OP names on them along wid the Club logo, and, T-shirts, too! HC, and other Brandon Is. Dxpedition OPs, have a vy
nice write-up on the Dxpedition in June QST, pp. 65-67!
DE is using an IC-2200H 2m FM radio, and James is looking forward to Friday
Club meeting. There is abt one repair job left
on CFs kitchen stove before Nicolas & XYL declare it a lemon! And Nicolas & WP confirm a projector is
available for HCs presentation at Club meeting.
FNT, Phil, in Santa Ana, heard DE Q5
Phil was using a Kenwood 130 rig. HHC continues to update the website wid
Baker-to-Vegas pix, and IXN wonders if the City of Orange publishes a city bulletin like
the CITY LINE, published bi-monthly by the City of Santa Ana, who generally
covers SAPD Baker-to-Vegas wid a nice article. FKX
mentions the 7.9 earthquake in Sechuan Province in China, and reminds OPs that a 7.9 event
may rock us within the next 30 yrs.!
And Doug said that plate subduction under Chile
was probably responsible for the volcano eruption in Chile.AF6C `flew in and flew out,
and, ARRL did not air an ARRL Audio News for this week.
EVX went outside wid the handheld, finding a hot spot that gave him 5 by 7
The Fullerton RC will sponsor Antennas in the Park at Kramer Park
in Fullerton on May 17 frm 10am to 4pm
.Come learn abt antennas! PMR, Steve, checked in and asked IXN not to forget
to bring a copy of the seismic antenna for USGS seismometers.
05/21/2008 10m Phone
Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in DE, CF, WØRXX/K6IGP(Don), NOL, N1AB, IXN, HHC, HC, and
Nice check-in, OPs! DE & IXN
enjoyed HCs detailed description of the Brandon Islands DXpedition at Club meeting,
and CF contacted Washington state on 10m last Sunday
Nicolas also attended the
Baker-to-Vegas de-briefing, and tnxed IXN fer seismic ant. plans. RXX gets back his old call, K6IGP, and NOL and JAY
attended the Antennas in the Park where they explained transmitter hunting to
the kids. NOL will be wid the Huntington Beach
Hospital group fer Field Day. AB & XYL
attended the daughters graduation in Maryland, and Steve talked abt putting a
capacitor hat on top of his High Sierra ant. IXN
& Lee will be off to the San Jacinto Mts. over the Memorial Day weekend, and, AF6C
will air May 9 ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net. HC
checked in at Nets end & will follow OPs over to the 2m Net. HHC sends congrats to AB on his daughters
graduation, and sends a HI to DE and IGP
And Ken enjoyed Baker-to-Vegas, telling OPs
to check out the Club Website fer pix of Baker-to-Vegas! AF6C invites all to attend Field
Day! IXN will give N6NTF(Phil), a book on
stealth antennas for apartments & Condos.
05/21/2008 2m Phone
Net - W6ZE/IXN checked in DE, HC, FNT, HHC, AF6C, FKX, ACM, CF, and AF6C. DE enjoyed HCs presentation at Club meeting
on the Brandon Is. DXpedition, and James bought new Heil headphones. HC told OPs that Chip Margelli, K7JA, was honored
at the Dayton Hamvention, being inducted into the CQ Amateur Hall of Fame!
Chip! HC also offers to help FNT wid any
antenna problems. HHC said GE to James &
Phil(FNT), and Ken didnt have any SKYPE check-in frm KØBWH in Sheldon, ND
told OPs to check out the 30 pix of Baker-to-Vegas on the website! FKX will take his Fall semester geology students on
field trips to Death Valley & Owens Valley, but summer will see Doug & family wine
testing up the Central Coast! ACM wants to
learn more abt Field Day, and Craig has enjoyed the last 3 OCARC meetings. CF & XYL get their daily exercise pressing down
with mighty strength and turning the kitchen stove gas burner valves to get gas to the
Was Nicolas new stove made by New Innovations, Inc?!
CF told FNT that he has a J-pole ant. in the attic. AF6C
congrats Cheryl on getting her General ticket, and Bob will be volunteering at the Braille
AF6C then aired ARRL Audio News fer May 9
Field Day will be
held on June 28 & 29
Interested in happenings on 500 Kc?
Try www.500kc.com . Also
check out amateur activity on www.bwoa.org
ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:31 hrs. local time. HC reminded OPs to check out the Chinese Terracotta
Statues displayed at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, and Arnie commented on the light
attendance at the Dayton Hamvention this year.
05/28/2008 10m Phone
Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in PEQ, LDC, DE, FNT, CF, and IXN. After greetings to all, PEQ told OPs that Kristin
and he had a BLAST at the Dayton Hamvention, and Dan said he cant wait fer FD next
And PEQ said that 28,400 MHz heas been open into Oregon and Washington. AF6C mentioned Schorr Metals for those needing
aluminum tubing fer antennas. LDC & XYL
are not planning a Montana vacation this year so Larry plans to FD wid the Club. PEQ plans hernia surgery in the near future, and
LDC warns Dan abt laughing after surgery. LDC
will soon have aortic valve surgery, and AF6C sent DE his Club badge
And DE plans to
operate 6m FM come Field Day. DE checked FNT
into Net as Phil still isnt happy wid the HF rig tuning. AF6C told OPs that HHCs 4-month old
grandaughter is in the hospital wid a fractured skull injury received during moving into a
new house! CF & AF6C went to the Anaheim
Club meeting to hear a presentation by Art Goddard, to be given to OCARC at a later date! IXN & Lee had a tire blow out after a showdown
wid a piece of sharp metal on the Ramona Expressway near Perris early Monday evening on
the way home from the San Jacinto Mts.
5/28/08 2m Phone Net
- W6ZE/IXN checked in CF, DE, FNT, HC, ACM, BWH/Æ, and AF6C. Wid HHC
absent, we cudnt SKYPE BWH, in Sheldon, ND, fer a gud QSO
Bob was listening to
us over a repeater in Long Beach. CF said that
the AARA meeting was vy interesting, and, Nicolas alerted OPs abt supplying OPs fer the
Orange County Fair which is not too far away!
And, a change in the hot water
thermostat in CFs auto stopped the overheating problem! DE was over at the Candy Store(HRO) wid mouth
watering over a YAESU FT 450-AT, any mode, wid 6m sideband rig, and James was glad to hear
FNT check into Net tonite. IXN told Phil-N6FNT that he has a book on hidden antennas
that he will give him at next Club meeting. HC
said that band condx are El Stinko, and HC wished LDC the vy best on his
upcoming heart repair surgery. ACM is looking
forward to attending the Red Cross Exhibits come Sat.
And AF6C told HC that he hopes Arnie can meet BWH at the Red River RC come
Field Day. HHCs granddaughter, wid
fractured skull, brain swelling, and had surgery to relieve pressure, is in
Pediatric-ICU...will be in our prayers!
AF6Cs tomato plants are growing, and
Bob has been playing around wid a Hallicrafters RF microvolt generator, output 1
microvolt, to test receiver reception. At
20:59 hrs., AF6C aired the 5/23/08 ARRL Audio News
Riley Hollingsworth is planning to retire
The FCC quits legislation on amateur
radio rules making
The Red Cross & the League agree on background checks for ham
radio volunteers, no credit check involved
.During the Olympic Games, 5 Chinese ARS
will be on the air 3 days a week, one station for each of the 5 rings of the Olympic
ARRL Audio News ended at 21:17 hrs. local time
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