NETNEWS

by WB6IXN

 

7/07/2010 2M Net – WB6IXN and Lee were in the San Jacinto Mts., so Corey, KE6YHX, volunteered to be NC fer the Net.  (Tnx, Corey!)  W6ZE/YHX checked in W6GMU, N8UZE, WV6V, AF6PS(Loran), AF6C, W6KJC(Kris), K6VDP, and W6HHC…Nice check-in, OPs!  Bob, IXN, and brother Lee were 11 miles from the 5.4 mag. Borrego Springs EQ on Wed. afternoon, and the QTH shook violently fer almost a minute, opening cupboard doors and knocking objects off shelves!

 

7/14/2010 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in KE6YHX, W6UX, W6HHC, N6HC, WB6IXN, WB9YCJ, and KB7VEC.  AF6C finished work on OCARC Field Day Scores, and YHX continues remodeling a door.  UX & volunteer OPs will continue work on Michael’s ant. project on Saturday, and Jeff had 50 contacts in the IARU Contest…UX will go mobile on 20 & 40m soon, and HHC TNX AF6C for the Field Day Collage on the Website!  HHC & Robbie will give another DATV presentation at the TAPR Convention in Oregon.  HC praised the June issue of ‘RF’, and Arnie, wid a speaking engagement Fri. eve., said that Mike needs a ride to Club meeting.  IXN TNXed Cory for 2m NC duties last Wed., and Bob was only 11 mi. from the epicenter of the 5.4 Borrego Springs EQ!  YCJ announced the opening of the Orange County Fair on July 16, and the San Diego ARRL Convention near the Montgomery Airport slated for Sept.  Barry, KB7VEC, in Ocean Shores, WA., ‘flew in and flew out’!  AF6C will air the ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net tonite.

 

7/14/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, W6GMU, N6UZE, W6HHC, and AF6C.  IXN & AF6C TNXed YHX fer 2m NC duties last Wednesday…AF6C aired ARRL Audio News beginning at 20:57 pm local time & ending at 21:12 pm…Cory said the reconstructed door is sheathed in aluminum and weighs abt 50 lbs.  GMU, AF6CF, and IXN all enjoyed the OCA presentation on asteroids last Fri. eve., and GMU alerted OPs abt a very powerful X-ray burst which temporarily interrupted a satellite communications!  UZE worked Argentina during the IARU Contest wid a dozen contacts or so, including CW.  HHC & Robbie will be participating in another TAPR Convention wid a DATV presentation come Sept., and GMU will keep HHC up-to-date on Board proceedings involving the tower trailer.  AF6C announced that Brad, KD7UV, was a SK, and Bob aired 8 July 2010 ARRL Audio News starting at 21:07 local time…The ARRL is now on ‘FACEBOOK’…A YL gets on the TV program JEOPARDY…Rising solar Flare activity July 8 – 13…ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:23 hrs local time…Tnx, Bob!

 

7/21/2010 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB9YCJ, KE6YHX, W6HHC, N8UZE, and WB6IXN.  YCJ worked abt 3 hrs at the Orange County Fair AR Booth, and YHX bought some new connector cables at the `Candy’ Store, and Cory finished the door-covering project.  HHC & Diane will soon be sporting a new patio cover at the QTH…The overgrown jasmine bush helped spur on replacement of the aging patio structure!  IXN cudn’t hear UZE tonite…Dee was down in the QRN!  AF6C will have the TS-440 checked out fer proper operation, and Bob attended a wedding at the beautiful San Diego Botanical Gardens last weekend…(1961+ year’s girlfriend’s son got married!)  IXN told OPs that EQ activity sparked by the Rosarita EQ continues to move northward from Palm Springs up through Ridgecrest!

 

7/21/2010 2m Net – YHX’s new patch cables have improved communications a bit, and Doug, UX, just finished a cable recording of the Wed. nite Concert in Tustin for Time-Warner Cable.  VDP attended a hamfest in Williams, AZ, last Sat., met AA7DK, and went thru a gud rainstorm on his way back to Golden Valley, AZ…And Larry say AZ TV stations are now going digital.  HHC & OPs enjoyed Chip’s program on a Wyoming Field Day last Fri. eve.!...And HHC will be off the air fer abt 2 weeks while the new patio is being constructed!...Ken & Robbie have finished the TAPR Digital Communications Conference paper to be delivered in Sept…And Ken will return VDP’s footswitch at next Club meeting.  AF6C then aired the ARRL Audio News at 20:59 hrs…Hams may now legally handle communications during employee sponsored non-government and disaster preparedness emergency drills (amended Part 97 rules!).  See more on the ARRL Website…There are more than 694,300 U.S. Hams!...Tnx, Bob!...ARRL Audo News concluded at 21:17 hrs local time.

 

7/28/2010 10m Phone Net – With AF6C busy, Corey, KE6YHX, assumes NC duties.  W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in WB6IXN, W6UX/m, WB9YCJ, and N6HC.  IXN heard all OPs 5/9, and Bob informed Net abt EQ activity moving north into the High Desert.  UX was parked on a hill in Irvine trying out the new mobile installation, using a YAESU 857-D and a portable ant.,most OPs reporting 5/9 sigs, but HC had a lil noise on UX’s sigs.  YHX wud like to see HHC & Robbie put on a DATV demonstration at the OC Fair, and Corey trimmed his ant. fer better performance.  Most OPs don’t think the Angels will make the playoffs this year, and YCJ said the Radio Booth at the OC Fair, in the Promenade Bldg., is doing FB…Ken said the food is gud but prices are high! YCJ also said most buildings at the Fair have been repaired or remodeled.  HC heard YHX’ seismometer running in the background at the QTH…(IXN’s was also running in the background!)…An HC will  undergo cataract surgery in one eye in a couple of weeks.

 

7/28/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in N8UZE, KE6YHX, W6HHC, N6UX/m, and K6VDP.  UZE bought a new magmount 2m/440 magmount ant. and Dee’s xmissions lit up all bars on NC’s rig!  And YHX mounted the vertical on the flagpole, improving his sigs also…And HHC told Cory that the grease he used on his coax connectors won’t affect communications as long as the grease is conductive.  HHC is having the patio cover replaced at the QTH, so Ken will be off 10m temporarily, and Ken said that UZE is still not in a ‘hot spot’ fer his QTF.  UX checked in mobile from behind the church on Orange-Olive Road, waiting to pick up the XYL.  VDP’s XYL reported 103 deg. in Golden Valley, AZ, today, while VDP basked in much cooler WX here in Costa Mesa…VDP is still moving stuff to the AZ QTH, feeding the cats, and repairing radios in the shack.

 

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