NETNEWS

by WB6IXN

 

6/05/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in KE6YHX, W6UX, KJ6OML, WB6IXN, KI6DHT, W6JTT, W6HHC, K6DNR, NH6I, and WB9YCJ.  AF6C was ill last week and missed the 10m Net.  YHX got a notice from the city to trim a tree, and Corey gave sig reports.  UX checks out his FD equipment, and Jeff needs a list of 10m OPs fer FD operations…UX likes the new spectrum analyzer and the pan adapter, too!   OML, AF6C, and DLA serviced a lot of Talking Book machines at Braille Institute today…Tnx, guys!  IXN & Lee came out of Wendy’s restaurant to find their Honda engine running!  Lee had the ignition key in his pocket!  KI6DHT is retiring, has sold his house, and he & the XYL are off to Atlanta…Gud luck, Mike, and keep in touch!  JTT sigs were loud at IXN’s QTH, but HHC had to relay Sam’s sigs to NC!  HHC has the Newsletter about ready for the webpage.  DNR missed a couple of Nets, but Bob checked in tonite.  NH6I, Norm, on the main island of Hawaii, checked in S5 at NC tonite.  Most OPs heard Norm FB.  YCJ checked in from the QTH at Net’s end.

 

6/05/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in KJ6OML, AF6C, W6JTT, and WB9YCJ, wid WB6IXN listening on the side!  Tnx, Corey, for taking over NC duties!  IXN got bitten by the ‘WIRES’ bug by holding a control knob in too long!...WIRES is concerned with operating your rig with a computer.  OML and June attended UX’s FD opertinag classes, and Corey and AF6C talked about bad fuel damaging the fuel pump in the YHX auto.  JTT has a few projects lined up both at the valley QTH and up at the QTH in the San Jacinto Mts.   YCJ is looking forward to Field Day, checking into Net after arriving home from another Angel loss!

 

6/12/13 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in W6ATB, KE6YHX, WMEC, WB6IXN, KJ6OML, KJ6ZOQ, N6HC, W6HHC, KF4CGM(Dean), and K6DNR.  AF6C, wid his sister back home, will test the Club generator for FD operations tomorrow afternoon wid HHC.  ATB, at meetings this week, still managed to work the 6m Contest a little this week.  YHX, working wid programming and moving data, gave OP sig reports tonite.  MEC was down in the QRN at IXN’s QTH, but Clem is ready fer FD and will be on the site Friday afternoon.   IXN finished outlining notes from Sean Caroll’s book, “Particle at the End of the Universe”.  CONGRATS to Gene & XYL June on getting their Xtra Class licenses!...OML worked at Braille Institute repairing Talking Books.  HC has been very busy and not on the air lately, but Arnie will see everybody Friday at meeting and at Field Day.  HHC told Clem that Field Day times are all listed in the Newsletter.  Ken also said that Tim-GP made twice as many contacts in the 6m Contest this year as he did in last year’s contest!   DNR checked into Net just before Net began.   Welcome to the Net, Dean, KF4CGM our DX tonite from St. Cloud, Fla., near Orlando!

 

6/12/13 2m Phone Net – WB6IXN opened the Net wid low power!  IXN asked Corey, YHX, to assume NC duties…TNX, COREY!  W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W6JTT, KJ6OML, WB6IXN, W6ATB, K6JER(Jeremy), and AF6C.  OPs sent congrats to Gene, OML, and XYL June (now KJ6ZOQ) on upgrading to EXTRA!  IXN once again alerted OPs who are interested in learning CW to join us Sundays at 9:00 am local time Sundays on 7.086 MHz…Speeds run from abt 4 wpm to 18 wpm, it’s live…WA6RND, John, is NC…IT IS A SLOW SPEED NET!  YHX performed surgery replacing apart in a rig, and JTT tore apart a WWII transformer for parts.  OML still wants to get the antennas up higher and Gene serviced Talking Book machines at Braille Institute today.  AF6C & IXN discussed past CW experiences and AF6C told Jeremy, a fresh water fishing OP in Mission Viejo, about past OCARC salt water fishing journeys…Welcome to the Net, Jeremy!

 

6/19/13 10m Phone NetW6ZE/AF6C checked in N7JY(John), KE6YHX, WMEC, WB6IXN, W6ATB, W6HHC, W6JTT, W6UX, K6DNR, K6QNR, KJ6OML, and KJ6ZNT…13 check-ins!...FB, OPs!  N7JY, John, visiting in Westminster, plans to join us at Field Day near Knott’s Berry Farm where he will join us for supper Sat. nite!  YHX picked up a Heathkit Signal Generator in excellent condition!...AF6C will see if he can find literature for it!  Now Corey must replace a fuel pump in the truck.  IXN cudn’t hear MEC who was down in the QRN, and AF6C found a 2 position switch to be used at Field Day.  ATB can spend 3 to 4 hours at the FD site tomorrow if needed, and HHC gives times to be at FD site to help set up for Thurs., Fri., and Sat.  AF6C, OML, and DLA all serviced Talking Books at Braille Institute today, clearing the shelves!  And HHC, examining his new spectrum analyzer, entertained his younger son & family at din-din tonite.  JTT, wid S5 noise at the shack tonite, plans to be at the FD site come Friday.  UX, wid gud sigs on backup power tonite, will miss Friday at the FD site.  DNR was happy to receive his Club QSL card, and ZNT, on vacation, plans to visit the Field Day site.

 

6/19/13 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, W6ATB, KJ6OML, AF6C, W6JTT, and N6NBV.  YHX, wid battery in the portable rig, is ready fer FD.  ATB, wid gud sigs, has questions for HHC abt his Ken’s ne spectrum analyzer.  OML and June, too, will help set up for Field Day.  AF6C says ATB’s sigs are FB tonite as Bob looks forward to FD.  NBV got the two daughters graduated and off to college, one daughter going to Oregon, and Steve anticipates working Field Day!  JTT still arranges antennas, and Sam is ready fer FD.

 

QST!  QST!  QST!

 

In July QST magazine, p. 32, THE ARRL LEGACY CIRCLE recognizes Fried Heyn, WA6WZO, and Sandi Heyn, WA6WZN, and Arnie Shatz, N6HC, and Sheryl Shatz, KA6DOW, for providing for the ARRL in their wills and other estate plans.  Unless otherwise designated, these funds go to the ARRL Endowment Fund, HELPING TO INSURE THE FUTURE OF THE ARRL AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF AMATEUR RADIO! The Orange County Amateur Radio Club greatly appreciates these donations to the League!   Thanks, OPs!

 

6/26/13 10m Phone NetW6ZE/AF6C checked in W6JTT, W6HHC, WB6IXN, KJ6OML, KE6YHX, WMEC, W6ATB, AH6GE(Bill), and K6DNR.  AF6C & OPs had only the HIGHEST PRAISE for the best ever Field Day operations of the OCARC at the Education Center near Knott’s Berry Farm!  IXN said that Dino’s 100+ foot high tower was in competition wid the height of Knott’s Berry Farm rides!...HHC reported 12 amplifiers and 19 towers + 1 vertical at the site!  FOR COMMUNICATIONS, THIS WAS THE BEST FIELD DAY IN THE HISTORY OF THE CLUB!

CONRATULATIONS, OPS, FOR A JOB WELL DONE! 

OML was at the site on Friday, and Gene’s XYL, June, pinched her sciatic nerve sometime over the FD period!  She is better now. JTT cud hear MEC well, but Clem was down in the QRN at IXN’s QTH.   The Triumvirate (AF6C, OML, and DLA) repaired all the ailing Talking Book machines at Braille Institute today.  YHX made 20+ contacts in 2 hr sessions at FD…Band condx ranged from good to poor for FD.  ATB had high QRN at the QTH tonite but Greg worked 10m at FD both Sat. and Sun.  Other business kept DNR from Field Day activities, and HHC reported 6,859 QSOs logged,  18,700 points without bonus points added.  Final tallies will be interesting when they appear in QST!  AH6GE, Bill, in Keaau, HI, was operating 5 watts!...Gud DX!

 

6/26/13 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6JTT, KJ6OML, N5YRJ, KE6YHX, KJ6NGF(Tim), W6HHC, W6ATB, AF6C, AF6CF, N6NBV, and W6NRD(Jason).  JTT cudn’t make FD, but Sam will  be off to the mts. the week of the 4th and the following week.  OML managed to help at Field Day even though OZQ, Gene’s XYL pinched a nerve!  NGF operated 10m at Field Day, and Tim checked into Net on an HT tonite.  HHC gave the tentative scores for the Club’s MOST OUTSTANDING FIELD DAY.   And YHX had a good time at his 1st Field Day.  IXN cudn’t find ATB’s net notes, but Craig had gud sigs into the QTH! AF6C, HHC, and OPs all discussed FD operations,  and we thank AF6CF, el Presidente, fer the Field Day message to Club members!  IXN & Lee enjoyed talking briefly wid YHX’s mom at the FD site, and AF6C also spent some time working at the Club info booth at FD.  NBV came out to Field Day, and Jason, W6NRD, checked into Net from Aliso Viejo.  Steve, N5YRJ, lives in Mission Viejo.

 

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