10m Phone Net
W6ZE/HHC check in CF, HC, and IXN. AF6C was
away in Long Beach on business, so HHC assumed NC duties.
CF finally got back on high speed Internet from Dial-up. HHC reminded OPs about the Club Bfast this
Saturday, along wid a reminder to bring items to the Club Auction at Club meeting this
month. GMU has procured the Jaegerhaus
Restaurant on Ball Road for our Club Christmas Dinner come Dec. 12, and HC flew in
and flew out
Arnie had a sched up on 20m. IXN
spent the day in the Emergency Room at St. Joseph Hosp. Having tests for pain in his right
hip. HHC said his company was once again on
the move into larger quarters. Ken had the QTH to himself
Diane was off to a Bridge
game for the evening. IXN has the Club History
updated thru 2007, and Bob will place a copy of it in the Santa Ana Library History Room.
W6ZE/IXN checked in VDP, YHX, KI6RBT, HHC, EVX, and CF.
IXN still has pain in his right hip, and Docs have not yet found the cause. VDP will be back & forth between Costa Mesa & Golden Valley, AZ. For some time, Larry will have a lot of heavy
moving to finish. Larry informed AF6C abt some Heathkits, still in their original boxes,
at TRW Swapmeet
Larry picked up a test meter fer Bob fer $2. YHX has the HF rig in fer repairs. Corey, YHX, has
the Ringo Ranger tuned wid an SWR of abt 1.8. IXN
will send HHC part 9 & part 10 of the Club History to publish in RF. Ken
reminded OPs abt the Club Potluck at the PEQs QTH this month
Ken announced the
Club Bfast at Jaegerhaus this Sat. AM. EVX
moved his antenna to the other side of the house and almost doubled his signal
Robert got some needed help from the Fullerton Club. CF said EVXs sigs were much stronger at his
QTH, and Nicolas will attend the Club Bfast on Saturday.
W6ZE/AF6C checked in CF, CCD, YHX, IXN, DE,
HHC, and HC. CF, busy at work, is looking
forward to the Club Auction this month, and CCD is looking forward to the Club Potluck at
the PEQs QTH on Oct. 25. YHX got the rig
back from YAESU and Cory will soon be digital on 40m.
IXN put his Zenith analogue to digital converter box in the TV antenna
system and discovered that it didnt work! HC
also discovered that his digital converter box didnt work either, and both Arnie
& Bob have beautiful VHF/UHF reception at their locations!
Arnie also told CA QSO
Party Contesters to submit their logs under the Club name.
AF6C has been working on the Club roster webpage, and Bob went over some of
the DRAKE line VHF equipment that will be for sale to Club OPs, first, before being placed
on the Club website. Miserably hot in the
shack, DE is off to take a shower before the 2m Net. HHC
hasnt delved into the analog to digital (DTV) conversion yet, but Ken hopes to pick
up a Box soon.
W6ZE/IXN checked in DE, RBT, HYX, CF, HHC, KØBWH/viaSKYPE, AF6C, HC, and IBH. DE, studying the economy, plans to come out of
semi-retirement as an Electronic Computer Technician, and James says to try Louisiana Hot
Sauce, or, Pepper Sauce to relieve nasal congestion (2 teaspoons). RBT said that OPs that Al Fields, KF6LGE, on the
WINN System, has recovered from his amnesia, and Richard will be making calls for
nominations to Club offices next week. HYXs
large Fender AC has cooled the QTH down to 79 deg. F., and Cory has completed refurbishing
the Ringo Ranger ant. CF reports S5 sigs on
Cory, and HHC SKYPEs BWH into the Net from Sheldon ,ND
Bob said the temp was down to
48 deg. F., wid winds outside blowing abt 20 mi/hr, which he hopes will dry up the rain so
they can get the combines running! HHC enjoyed
the analog/digital discussion on 10m, and Ken reported 101+ temps in Orange yesterday,
also, diesel fuel dropped to $2.99/gal! AF6C,
wid 79.7 deg. F. in the shack, reminded OPs abt the Club Auction and the Potluck at the
PEQs QTH. HC has a DTA 800 RCA analog to
AF6C will talk wid PFA abt HC & IXNs no signal problem. IBH flew in and flew out. AF6C then aired ARRL Audio news, dtd Oct 3, at
The 2009 ARRL Handbook is now on sale
ARDF is an International Sport,
read abt Team USAs performance at www.homingin.com
The IARU Booklet is also now available
ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:35 hrs.
W6ZE/AF6C checked in YHX, CF, IXN, and HHC. Other
OPs were probably glued to their TVs watching the McCain-Obama Debate. YHX, computer in for repairs, added 2m and
increased power to the rig. AF6C suggested
permatex to re-condition old switches
Bob offered auctioneer services for the Club
Auction Fri. eve. To aid CF wid auction duties. HHC
offered advice to YHX on Anderson Connectors
And HHC doesnt think there is much
threat for anyone to easily compromise email addresses listed on the secure roster page on
the website. IXN is still struggling wid his
hip problem, and Bob thanked AF6C and PFA for help wid the analog-to-digital TV Box!
W6ZE/IXN checked in CF, CCE, RBT, HHC, AF6C, IBH, HC, AF6C, and FUZ. FUZ, Robb, checked into Net from over in the
Convention Center after AF6C aired ARRL Audio News. CF
has everything pretty well squared away fer Friday Club Auction, and CCE tried
out his tape measure antenna for T-hunting after just returning from a trade show in Nashville. OPs discussed the Watson Radio Club meeting at 7:30
am on Fri. morning, and HHC said that the doors will open at 6:00 pm to set up fer the
Auction, and HHC said that it wud be very difficult fer anyone to harvest email addresses
from our website! RBT is still trying to
complete a slate of officers for OCARC for next year.
HC & IXN thanked AF6C and PFA for help wid their analog-to-digital TV
Boxes, and HC had to go roofside after strong SA winds re-arranged antenna directions! OPs helped IBH get references for T-Hunts, and AF6C
aired ARRL Audio News at 21:04 hrs. local time
The 3rd Annual on-line
Auction is just around the corner
Wed., Oct 8, PA Governor signed a bill allowing ham
towers up to 65 ft., to become effective on Dec. 8
New DX-pedition in 2009
abt it in Oct. 10 edition of the ARRL Newsletter
ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:22
hrs local time.
W6ZE/AF6C checked in CF, IXN, HHC, and PFA. CF
and OPs experienced high QRN tonite, and Nicolas said that PFA sounded like his dummy load
was in line! AF6C updated the Webpage and took
in a little of the World Series, and IXN, wid a S8 noise level, is fighting shingles. HHC, vy busy at work, will be moving to new offices
come Jan. 1
And HHC said that GMU reported a profit of $120 from the Club Auction! OPs cudnt hear PFA too well until he changed
to another mike, and Tom will be going in the hospital next week for minor repairs.
W6ZE/IXN checked in DE, HHC, CF, FKX, AF6C, and Lee, KI6TQM.
DE has se aside the amplifier for the time being, James now has other
projects that need his immediate attention! HHC
cudnt hear BWH on the
Horizon, reported $120 profit frm the Club Auction, and welcomed Lee, TQM, from
Old-town Orange to the Net. CF, pleased wid
Auction results, is involved wid an amplifier circuit at work. FKX got steel guides ready fer the Death Valley
Field Trip this weekend, and Doug cut the power on an HT dwn to 3.5w and lit up all the
bars on IXNs rig! TQM, Lee, was at the
Club Auction, and OPs are looking forward to an eyeball wid Lee at Club meeting
has IC-7000 vertical tribander wid 75w out. AF6C
said that the Drake equipment is still on sale on the website
Then AF6C aired ARRL
Newsline for Oct. 17, 2008, at + or 19:57 hrs, and ending at 21:14 hrs. local
Manassas BPL continues to lose funding
2008 JOTA set for Oct.
The new ARRL License Manule is now on CD
W6ZE/AF6C checked in YHX, HHC, VKO, CF, and IXN. YHX
had a problem wid ever-changing SWR on the Ringo Ranger ant
OPs offered several
solutions fer Corey to investigate. HHC is
still fighting email problems, and Ken forgot his SKYPE password
HHC said the
Phillies won the World Series!
And Ken told Corey to try coil 7 or 8 turns in the
coax feedline to prevent feedline emissions. VKO(Bill)
is a Railroad Engineer at Irvine Park, and Bill worked his first Baker-to-Vegas Run thiw
year. AF6C is checking out his Bird Wattmeter
to see if he has the right coil to help YHX wid his SWR problem, and, Bob will help repair
reading machines fer the blind tomorrow. CF is
not too familiar wid Ringo Ranger antennas, and, like many OPs, Nicolas does not think
small SWR changes at UHF freqs are too important as long as you get gud sig rpts, and, you
are hearing all OPs well.
2m Phone Net
- W6ZE/IXN checked in CF, YHX, HHC,
TQM(Lee), AF6C, EVX, and K6IBH. CF said
Coreys sigs were vy strong on VHF, and Nicolas is trying to find time to work on a
linear, but work is putting a hold on his projects! IXN
never thought abt SWR & reception until AF6C told Corey that SWR is not a problem with
SWR & transmitting go hand in glove!
AF6C said that PFA will have surgery on Friday, and Bob hopes to see Elmer
Bob also has an ARRL Audio News to air tonite. HCC said YHX had the loudest sigs on 10m tonite,
and Ken saw IBH at the Club Potluck last Sat. afternoon at the PEQs. AF6C then aired the ARRL Audio News for Oct. 24 at
The ARRL Auction is up and running
There will be sum experimental
digital operation in the 2m band between 7.3-7.6 MHz
40 repeaters are now interfering
wid Air Force PAY-PAWS Radar
The 75th ARRL Nov CW Sweepsteaks are coming
ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:22 hrs local time.
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