4/07/2010  2m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in: AF6C    Bob Orange, KE6YHX Corey Orange, W6UX  Jeff (Formerly W6EZY) W6HHC Ken, WB9YCJ Ken, and AF6CF  Nicholas.

The major topic was the Easter Day earthquake. No one reported damage, though Ken's daughter's pool was really sloshing during and for quite a while after the quake. Participants reported that the swaying lasted 20 to 50 seconds. AF6C's "Tremor-Skimmer" widget announced a quake of magnitude 3.2 under Baja, MX (which is usually about 15 - 20 minutes after the event) when the shaking started in earnest at his QTH! San Sevaine didn't quiet down for quite a while with all the aftershocks.

Talk turned to Easter Dinner and other topics. Bob AF6C cooked a leg of Lamb. Corey is on holiday from the classes he was taking. Ken HHC went to his daughter's where the family gathered this year. Nicholas is getting ready for the Baker to Vegas race in just over a week. Ken YCJ is looking forward to the opening of the baseball season and the Angels (and White Sox) having a good year.

Thank you Bob-AF6C for the notes! (IXN & Lee were up in the San Jacinto Mts over Easter.)


4/07/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in AF6CF, W6GMU, W6HHC, AF6C, W6ACM, K6VDP, and W6UX.  We thank YHX for assuming Net Control duties.  IXN & Lee were up in the very cold, but sunny & beautiful San Jacinto Mts. for Easter and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake which rolled for more than a minute!


4/14/2010 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB6IXN, NI6E, VK7FTT (Scott, Australia), and W6UX.  Scott alternately came in and faded out at IXN’s QTH, and Bob announced a new probable age for the Universe.   AF6C will return old RFs to IXN at Club meeting…AF6PS will handle the raffle at the meeting…And Bob announced B2V and Visalia DX meeting for this weekend.  NI6E wonders if his daughter will have her baby this weekend while he is in Visalia.  UX cud barely hear Scott in Australia, and AF6C said Club program will feature a video of Queen Mary ham operations, and AF6C got his AEA-AIC Impedance Analyzer working.


4/14/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in AF6C, K6VDP, AF6CF, and W6FKX.  IXN told CF that geologist Gary Peterson spoke on Planetary Moons at last OCA meeting. Bob-IXN told OPs how he glued his broken glasses together up in the mountains.  VDP sid the EQ on Easter Sunday was short lived in Costa Mesa, and Larry watched a gud program on the History of Telescopes on KCET.  CF had gud sig reports on all tonite, invites OPs to check in on the 2m Thurs. nite Net, and managed to break his glasses…AF6C, AF6CF, and WB6IXN are now all members of the ‘Broken Glasses Club’!  FKX and family holidayed up in the Owen Valley/Lone Pine region, missed the Rosarita EQ Easter Sunday, visited the Alabama Hills where many famous western films were made, and spent some time studying the geology of the region.


4/21/2010 10m Phone Net – With B2V & the Visalia DX Convention and family events over, OPs were recuperating from all the activity!  W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB9YCJ, Ken, WB6IXN, Bob, K6GEP, Tim, and, KD7IEY(in AZ).  AF6C updated YCJ on this year’s Field Day site, and, an SCE speaker in interference at a future Club meeting…YCJ enjoyed the Club program on the Queen Mary Ham Radio Station W6RO.  AF6C gave the B2V report wid OPD finishing 31st in over 100+ teams participating!...And Bob said that help repairing Audio Book Machines at the Braille Institute would be deeply appreciated!...Contact AF6C if interested!  IXN has an eye exam in the near future, and is experiencing a ’lil double vision.  KD7IEY, Jim, and XYL, are both hams in AZ.  While IEY was talking to us, his XYL was handling emergency traffic!...Married fer 42 yrs, Jim has been a ham for 10yrs.  Come join us on 10m now!  The band is opening up in the evenings, and, you will be missing out on sum good DX!  GEP, wid no Badminton tonite, told OPs that 30m has been open into Europe in the late evening!


4/21/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in AF6C.  This was truly the Bob Net!  No other OPs checked in, and we discussed our mutual eye problems, earthquakes, and, wid the cold, rainy WX, curling up in an easy chair wid a good book while the rain pitter-patters against the windows outside!


4/28/2010 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in W6HHC, WB6IXN, WB9YCJ, KE6WYM(SCE), K6CCD, and W6UX.  No OPs answered the question:  Who is, or was, number 28 on the Angels Baseball Team?  IXN’s eye exam will clear up the double vision wid an eyeglasses lens correction, and AF6C & IXN both have future cataract problems developing.  AF6C suggested a possible Club trip to a future Angels game.  YCJ attended this afternoon’s chilly Angels game, enjoying the early start at 4:05 pm.  HHC (back from vacation) checked in as a very weak, very far away DX sig!...(more on the 2m Net!)  It was good to hear David, WYM, SCE Emergency Net NC, check in tonite…David was using a G5RV ant.  IXN monitors the SCE Repeater system on 220 MHz 24-7 for any inland seismic info. up 395 to Bishop.  CCD was glad to be back home agn after past travels.  Tom & XYL will soon be off to a convention in Philadelphia, and trip to visit friends in Japan…(Then came the din-din call!)  WYM said OPs can check out the W6SCE Club page at .  UX will miss 2m Net tonite, but Jeff said he’ll check wid his ticket broker abt tickets fer a W6ZE trip to an Angels game if the Club is interested.


4/28/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in AF6C, W6HHC, W6GMU, and KR6J.  AF6C asked HHC to report on his weak sigs on 10m tonite.  HHC said that he had about 50 lbs. of a jasmine vine looped around his coax feedline…The feedline was bent at a right angle at the antenna connection!  HHC and Diane also enjoyed a great vacation in Jamaica wid Diane’s relatives.  KR6J will not be at Field Day wid the Club this year…Kenan will be visiting wid high school friends at that time.  GMU feels like a pincushion after getting shots in the hip area.  Paul, enjoying retirement, will soon be vacationing in Europe. 


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