Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in WB9YCJ,
HC and the Club congrats HHC for 10 vy successful years as Club Webmaster! HC said that auto unions are part of the troubles of U.S. Auto manufacturers, and Arnie, like many of us generally use hand mikes supplied wid our rigs.
12/03/2008 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in DE, CF, HC, IBH, AB, HHC, AF6C, W6HTW(Hank), and WA6BRD(Mark). DE likes having a YAESU repair facility nearby if repairs to his new rig become necessary, and CF reminded OPs abt the Club Bfast come Sat. morning. HC congrats DEs purchase of a new YAESU FT-950, and Arnie tells CF that his sigs have greatly improved over the last few months. IBH doesnt have an antenna up yet, and Kathleen is still busy finishing up work on some papers from school. AB suspects low voltage on the HF mobile rig (controlling screwdriver ant) as the reason fer weak sigs on 10m. HHC announced that the Club Website now has over 50,000 hits from all over the world (What!...No DX award fer HAM websites Yet?!!) AF6C said that ARRL did not release an ARRL Audio News over the TG Holiday, and, that he talked wid Bob Buss, BWH, on SYYPE Bob has troubles with rapidly changing fuel prices in the oil retail business and a few medical problems on the side!
12/10/2008 10m Phone Net W6ZE/HHC checked in DE, CF, CJ, IXN, AF6C, and HC. AF6C, running late, was eating din-din. Bob checked in later to tell us that he will have surgery for a torn retina tomorrow morning. HHC announced that there is over $3,000 in raffle prizes for the club Christmas Party this Fri. eve. Ken announced that he completed his very first transaction on E-Bay successfully. DE loves the DSP feature on the new rig, and James left us to rpoet into another net. CF cudnt copy IXN, and OPs said that IXNs sigs were weak. Bob-IXN is nursing a cold along wid the shingles and will miss the Christmas Party. YCJ is using a Cushcraft R-7, and Ken likes using a vertical ant. N6HC announced the ARRL 10m 48 hour Contest this weekend, and a scheduling conflict will cause Arnie to miss the Christmas Party.
12/10/2008 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in DE, N5XMT(Dave), AF6C, WB9YCJ, CF, HHC, HC, FKX, KR6J (Kenan...aka N6CCE)), EVX, and HTW. DE uses a balun to match coax to a dipole, and newly wed XMTs sigs, in Portola Hills, lit up 5 bars on IXNs rig AF6C told Dave his badge is ready, and, AF6C will have laser surgery on a torn retina tomorrow. YCJ will check out the 10m Contest this weekend, and Ken says people need to exercise financial discipline to bring us thru the financial depression. CF had no sigs on IXN on 10m. HHC said Dino, RIX, had received a new call, KX6D. HHC congrats AF6C on an excellent Dec. RF newsletter. HC wants OPs who operate the ARRL 10m Contest on Sunday to give him a check-in. AF6C said that the Nittany Lions are 10 point underdogs fer the PennState/USC Rosebowl game on New Years Day. FKX has finished up the semester with his geology students and Doug is ready fer some R & R! N6CCE checked in wid his new call, KR6J, and AF6C will get Kenans new Club badge made soon. HTW, on the south facing side of the Whittier Hills checked in using a mobile ant. EVX flew in & flew out. IXN forgot to have AF6C air the ARRL Audio News!
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in DE, IXN, KK6OZ(Jay), HHC, YCJ, N6ISY(Dick), HC, and BWH. AF6C, wid the eye doing much better after retina
attachment surgery, said the Club Christmas Dinner was a success!...Bob also put a new
tarp on the Club generator. DE was on the
computer all day looking for rare patches, staying dry, and enjoying the rain. IXN wont be home next Wed., and, being
Christmas Eve, most OPs chose to cancel the 10 & 2m Nets in favor of a ragchew for OPs
at home. IXN cudnt copy OZ, but Jay is a
Baker-to-Vegas OP for COAR communicators. HHC
bought his first Heil microphone from HC, and Ken must pick up the proper control cable
for mike-to-rig attachment. YCJ asked OPs if
we had any news abt no shortwave on 40m above 7100 KHz (no response), and OPs told Ken
that Skip Margelli will have the Club program in January.
HC checked into Net after Huell Howsers program on Caligraphy, and,
like IXN, Arnie has had enough rain! ISY,
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in DE, YCJ, OZ, XMT, HHC, KØBWH (via SKYPE), HC, CF, ISY, AF6C, and GMU via
SKYPE. YCJ, accident free for 15 yrs, is a
traveling equipment repair man. DE flew
in and flew out. Jay, OZ, has helped
both the City of
12/24/08 10 & 2m Nets Night before Christmas, no formal Nets.
12/31/08 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in DE, CF, HHC, IXN, and YCJ. DE said that 1 full second would be added to the length of this day, and James enjoyed an outing at the TRW Swapmeet. CF flew in and flew out Nicolas is having trouble wid the amplifier. He called HHC on SKYPE to explain that 2008 went out with a "bang" on 10M with sparks flying on his amp and arcing inside his ant tuner. HHC wishes all a HNY, as Ken works on the club Jan. Newsletter. All OPs join YCJ in a discussion of their amateur licensing histories. AF6C & HHC watched the Pitt game today, and tomorrow theyll watch the Penn State/USC game here at the Rosebowl.
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in DE, EVX, WB9YCJ, HHC, IBH, and AF6C. DE
and CAP buddies have a gud time at the TRW Swapmeet.
Then EVX said that the Fullerton Junior Tennis Tournament needed OPs
KB6CEO at 714 680-2458. YCJ and IXN briefly
discuss ham licenses, and HHC gets a SKYPE frm CF that Nicolas has an amplifier problem
& sparking tuner. HHC had a tour , bk a
few years, of KDKA,
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