10/07/2009 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in YHX, WB9YCJ, IXN, and KR6J.  YHX will have his eye on any scanners that might appear at the Club Auction this month, and YCJ thinks PO Boxes are better than street addresses on the Club Private Roster…(IXN doesn’t have a PO Box!). Kenan said there’s a rumor that the Dayton Hamvention might be thinking abt moving to Las Vegas!  IXN sent TNX along to Lucy Jones and Doug Given for resurrecting the San Sevaine Seismometer.  IXN cud not copy KR6J who was dwn in the QRN tonite, and only S3 at NC’s QTH, and, AF6C’s eye is doing much better…Bob got a new dishwasher at the QTH which he will put thru its paces later tonite…Bob will air an ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net, and he will be off to the Braille Institute to help repair Audio Books tomorrow.


10/07/2009 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN checked in YHX, KR6J, WB9YCJ, AF6C, CF, and Tim, KI6RRZ, in Upland.  YHX and IXN briefly discussed the the 6-8.1 mag. Earthquakes in the undersea trenches along the southwestern edge of ‘The Ring of Fire’.  Although YCJ has been attending Angel games, he still has a soft spot for the Yankees.  CF reminded all to bring radio/electronic items to the Oct. Club Auction.  AF6C & IXN hope that HC and the DXpedition on Midway Island don’t experience any tsunamis from the 7+ mag. Events occurring along the western Pacific Rim!  AF6C then aired the Oct. 1, 2009, ARRL Audio News…ARRL has released a paper on guidelines for the appropriate use of Amateur Radio in commercial endeavors, emergency communications, etc…The 2010 87th edition of the ARRL Handbook is now available…And the IRC says the ‘#22267 Nairobi Model’ for postage can be picked up at the Postal Service…The ARRL Audio News aired at 21:03 hrs local time and ended at 21:21 hrs local time…TNX, Bob!


10/14/2009 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in CCD, HHC, YHX, WB9YCJ, K6IGP(Don), and IXN.   CCD, bk frm a trip to the British Isles, toured the British War Museum and was impressed wid the aircraft exhibits, including the Concord aircraft.  HHC & Diane returned frm a Fall vacation to Virginia where they enjoyed the colored leaves and visiting family. Ken said the DATV presentation at TAPR was a success, and HHC is enjoying the rain!  YHX visited beautiful England in 1999, and Corey reminded OPs that The Great Shakeup (earthquake) program is scheduled for tomorrow morning.   YCJ is busy trying to obtain tickets for the upcoming Angels/Yankees games, and Ken is looking forward to the Club Auction Friday evening.  K6IGP, Don, recently retired, is off to Las Vegas come Friday, and IXN, wid up & down sigs, is hving trouble wid coax connections, and AF6C’s sister, now bk East, left See’s Candy & books for Bob to ship to her.


10/14/2009 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN checked in CJZ, YHX, KR6J, AF6C, CF, and HHC.  CJZ & HHC said the DATV program presented over the Internet saved them money instead of a trip bk East!...And CJZ & YHX discussed the transfer of the Repeater in Disneyland to the Anaheim City Hall.  YHX also told OPs that the San Sevaine Seismometer is very sensitive, picking up events in the south Pacific and far off the West Coast!  AF6C is down to one eyedrop, wid the eye slowly improving…And Bob is enjoying the rain.  KR6J is installing the ICOM 7000 in the auto, and Kenan will be away this weekend.  Wid all sigs heard at CF’s QTH, Nicholas is busy looking fer items to bring to the Auction.  Wid the DATV presentation and the VA trip behind him, Ken said it was gud to be ‘playing radio’ again.  At 21:09 local time, AF6C aired the Oct. 8 ARRL Audio News…The FCC put an end to a construction company’s use of 146.025 MHz ham band freq…And Bill #1755, if passed, will instruct Homeland Security to undertake a study of Amateur Radio in Emergency Communications…The AO5 Satellite will be used for the upcoming JOTA program. K1FFA concluded the ARRL Audio News at 21:29 hrs local time…Tnx, Bob.


10/21/2009 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB9YCJ, HHC, YHX, and IXN.  YCJ, on the ICOM 781 tonite, told AF6C that Bob’s audio sounded like the mike was in the DX position. Ken lamented on Angel losses in the Playoffs thus far!  HHC & OPs rejoices over the success of the Club Auction last Fri. eve., and Ken didn’t make contact wid the K4M DXpedition on Midway Island last Sunday.  HHC said Club W6ZE QSL Cards are on order, and Ken is busy working on  a new TAPR project.  YHX got a tower fer the 10m Vertical, and Corey is looking fer another mike compatible wid the TM-241A, and also a reliable 13.8 voltage regulator.  IXN told OPs that the Large Hadron Collider has been cooled down to operating temperatures,and data collecting instruments are being standardized by using cosmic rays from outer space at present.  AF6C was using his HM-5 mike at Net’s beginning, and Bob picked up a Heathkit V5 Vacuum Tube Voltmeter at the Club Auction…Now Bob is attacking a Bird of Paradise on the ‘back 40’ that is using too much water…AF6C will air an ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net tonite.


10/21/2009 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN checked in HHC, YHX, FKX, AF6C, HTW, and CF.  HHC picked up a new Dell Notebook computer loaded wid Windows 7, hoping to speed up computer operations!...Ken also was unable to hear the K4M DXpedition strong enough to work them, and HHC said the Club QSL Cards will be shipped frm the Ukraine!  YHX & IXN briefly discussed tiny warbles on the San Sevaine Seismometer…IXN checked the USGS map and now thinks they were tiny 1+ mag. Events scattered around the Los Angeles Basin & San Jacinto Mts.  All OPs thanked Chip, K7JA, for a very excellent job well done as Auctioneer at the Club Auction last Fri. eve!  AF6C said that Chip’s sheperd’s Crook, left at the Auction, will be returned to him…A white sweat T-shirt was also left at the Auction!...Any Owner?!!  FKX showed interest in the Club TS-450-S…Doug will email AF6C fer further info.  Hank, HTW, is having the old QTH, built in La Habra in the ‘50s, revamped.   When completed, HTW will be chasing Hamventions!  El Presidente CF was very happy wid the outcome of the Club Auction, and Nicholas will lend a code practice oscillator to FKX.  AF6C then aired the Oct. 15 ARRL Audio News at 21:11 hrs local time…3 people killed ( not OPs) erecting an antenna, after dark, as it struck a HV power line!...An AED, brought to the scene of a heart attack in a runner’s marathon thru use of amateur radio, saved a runner’s life…The World Radio Sports event, held under the auspices of the IARU, will be held July 10-11, held 45 Km south of Moscow, will feature 11 teams frm the US andt 50 teams total…K4M 19 operator DXpedition team had a 4 hr delay due to plane trouble…The Old Man (Percy Maxim) used the Wouffhong to discipline bad OPs!...Tnx, Bob!…ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:30 hrs local time.


10/28/2009 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB9YCJ, CCD, LDC, HHC, IXN, and YHX.  YCJ won’t need any World Series tickets now, and Ken said that some OPs lost their antennas in the SA Winds!  CCD’s XYL must be a very gud cook…Tom never misses a din-din call during Net.  No Halloween party potluck fer LDC…Larry’s expecting guests this weekend.  HHC & Diane tried AF6C’s home made spaghetti sauce fer din-din, giving it a ‘two thumbs up’!...And HHC remembers the 93 mi/hr SA wind that tilted his vertical ant. 20 deg.! …And Ken ordered a new 1.2 GHz power amplifier fer the DATV project.   Wid sunspots increasing, IXN said that 40m CW was great last Sunday morning, and Bob has been studying FMS solutions & ‘beachballs’.  YHX passed his driver’s test, and Corey plans ‘trick & treating’ fer Halloween.


10/28/2009 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN checked in YHX, AF6C, CF, YCJ, FKX, HHC, and KR6J.  YHX updated his reserve food supply for emergency use, and Corey will dress as Darth Vader fer Halloween.  AF6C hasn’t monitored San Sevaine seismometer since its resurrection, and Bob has the auction Heathkit VTVM up and running…Bob announced that Gordon West will be the speaker, along wid elections, at Nov Club meeting.  CF is off on an out-of-town business meeting, and Nicholas will not attend the upcoming Board meeting.  YCJ announced that the Phillys beat the Yankees in the 1st game of the World Series, and, that the next ARRL SW Div Convention will be held in San Diego.  FKX thanked CF fer the code practice oscillator, and Doug will email AF6C wid questions abt the Club rig he picked up.  HHC announced the Club potluck Halloween party this Sat. at Dan and Kristen’s QTH wid costumes optional.  KR6J is leaving fer Chicago this weekend fer a combination training/vacation trip.  AF6C then aired the Oct. 22 edition of the ARRL Audio News at 21:04 hrs. local time…The FCC has released rules fer OPs handling emergency communications, emergency drills, disasters, etc…There must be NO pecuniary return for these services!...ARRL Net News concluded at 21:24 hrs. local time…Tnx, Bob!

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