NETNEWS

by WB6IXN

 

7/03/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/W6HHC checked in KE6YHX, WB6IXN, KJ6OML, W6JTT, W6HK (Ken), KJ6YC(Ron), and KE6OFK(David).  Ken took NC duties as AF6C is entertaining his sister, in from the East Coast.  HHC got the DATV-Express prototype board working on LINUX, and Ken plans to be at the Watson RC bfast come Friday.  YHX continues working with programming the XT 40 controller.  HHC says the OCARC ended up wid 21,000+ points for the Field Day Contest!...Congrats, OPs!!  IXN read a blurp confirming the existence of gravitational waves…Now, we must detect them!  IXN copied OML Q5 at the QTH tonite, but Gene cud not copy IXN!  JTT, checking into Net from the QTH in the San Jacinto Mts near Idyllwild, was barely above the QRN at IXN’s QTH. Ken, W6HK, an officer in OC RACES, was a welcome visitor at FD!...Ken also reported on Ron’s check-in from Oregon…IXN cud not confirm Ron’s call KJ6YC, in Oregon.  (May have copied the call wrong!)   David, KE6OPK, in Cerritos, was loud and clear.

 

7/03/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KJ6OML.  No other check-ins were heard! ( All gone on vacation for the 4th!)  Gene and DLA cleaned off the shelves of Talking Book Machines at Braille today.  AF6C was busy entertaining his sister from back East!

 

7/10/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in  KE6YHX, K6LDC, KJ6OML, WB6IXN, W6HHC, W6ATB, N6HC, and WMEC.  AF6C got his sister on the plane for her flight home…For Bob’s birthday, they enjoyed an Angel Game!  YHX continues work on several projects, plus doing some fence mending…And Corey will meet HHC on Sunday afternoon to test PSK-31.  LDC and AF6C discuss the landing crash at San Francisco Airport as Larry plans to get his antennas back up fairly soon.  OML and DLA cleaned off the shelves of Talking Book machines, and Gene had strong sigs at IXN’s QTH 2nd time around.  IXN had an infected tooth pulled today.  AF6C and sister enjoyed HHC’s patio last Saturday.   ATB checked into Net wid weak sigs on the 6m beam!  N6HC checked in to say “HI”.  MEC, Clem, was down in the QRN at IXN’s QTH.

 

7/10/2013 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KJ6OML, KE6YHX, and N6NBV.  IXN still has a wee bit of pain from the tooth extraction, and OML was a ’lil late reporting to Braille Institute today…Gene overslept!   YHX was busy the 4th protecting his ‘kitty’ from the booms & bangs of the fireworks in the ‘war zone’!...Now Corey will investigate op-amps as he continues work on a seismometer.   NBV had strong sigs from San Clemente at check-in.

 

7/17/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB6IXN, KJ6OML, WMEC, W6JTT, KE6YHX, W6HHC, K6DNR, and W6HK(Ken).  IXN reported 82 deg. at the QTH tonite, and Bob cud not copy Clem’s 8 W. out.   JTT cud not copy NC, but MEC relayed info for Sam.  YHX & HHC communicated successfully on PSK-31 last Sunday afternoon after Ken turned some ‘rusty memory wheels’ on PSK operations.  IXN copied JTT & DNR, rig down to the Yaesu Doc, expects to pick it up tomorrow.  HHC and Diane are off to Alaska Fri. morning and Ken reminded OPs abt Club meeting Friday.  HK checked in near Net’s end and Ken is planning a cruise around Newport Bay…HK will eyeball wid OPs at Club meeting Fri. nite as he looks forward to more anttena work.  AF6C continues therapy for a sore back!  We all hope Sam’s mountain QTH avoids the ‘Mountain Fire’ burning in the San Jacinto Mts.!

 

7/17/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, W6JTT, KJ6OML, and AF6C.  YHX continues work wid the FT-840 controller programming, and JTT hopes to escape damage from the ‘Mountain Fire’ abt 20% contained at present, and Sam is playing wid an old ARC-5 rig on 160m!  The Triumvirate, AF6C, OML, and DLA, serviced four Talking Book machines at Braille Institute today, and, AF6C talked about charging the Nickel Metal Hydride batteries in these machines…Tnx, guys! IXN reported a temp. of 82 deg. outside the QTH in Santa Ana.   IXN’s niece, husband, & horses are presently outside the fire lines in the San Bernardino National Forest.

 

7/24/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in KE6YHX, WB6IXN, and KJ6OML.   YHX continues work programming a controller, tries out his plumbing skills on an errant drain trap, finishes learning the binomial theorem, and told OPs he read Feynman’s Autobiography.  AF6C has read two or three of Feynman’s books, continues physical therapy for his aching back, and continues researching an old Heathkit AM2 SWR meter reflectometer.  IXN briefly mentions Feynman Diagrams importance in particle physics, and Bob says it’s 73 deg. outside the QTH, and 78 deg. in the house.  AF6C has a new badge for KJ6QZO, June.  OML set up a ’lil early at Braille Institute to be joined by AF6C and DLA a bit later…They spent most of the time charging batteries for Talking Book Machines.

 

7/24/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX and KJ6OML.  YHX is enjoying a book “Teach Yourself Calculus” as he prepares to enroll in both differential and integral calculus courses in the future…And Corey tells IXN to check out “Mechanical Unverse” on the CPD website.   OML says QZO is enjoying her flowers and IXN joins June in that respect!  IXN had terrific flower beds this year!

 

7/31/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C cheked in WMEC, KE6UG, KJ6NGF(Tim), WB6IXN, KJ6OML, N6HC, W6HHC, K6DNR, W6ATB, and KE6YHX.  MEC was down in the QRN at IXN’s QTH but he and NC discussed briefly Clem’s corn patch.  UG(june)’s sister will visit before June’s sister & husband go on a trip to Australia.  DLA,AF6C, and OML finished servicing Talking Book machines at Braille Institute by 10:00 am today, and Bob will send HHC’s Alaska pix to Bruce and Gene.   Wid only 70deg. outside the QTH tonite, IXN managed to poke himself in the eye wid a dead zinnia stem while weeding in the garden, and, Bob is nursing a sore gum as he continues preparation for a bridge implant.  OML said the triumvirate drank a lost of coffee as they cleaned off the shelves at Braille Institute, and, HHC and Diane, just back from Alaska today, checked in briefly to say they had a great time going up the ‘inside passage’, watching whales devour herring, seeing caribou, visiting Denali State Park, plus much, much more!  HC congrats HHC on a published DATV article in QST, worked on the ‘back forty’ for most of the day, and is off to strech out on the couch!   NGF(Tim) was down in the QRN at IXN’s QTH tonite.  DNR ‘flew in & flew out’.  ATB wanted to know if Ken & Diane saw the Northern Lights on their Alaska trip.   YHX and Dad are re-roofing the QTH.

 

7/31/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, W6JTT, KJ6OML, KG6OXD, W6ATB, and KG6UG.  YHX and Dad have 2 layers of felt down on the new roof, and Corey finished programming 3 routines for the Controller.  JTT come out ‘smelling like a rose’ in the late Mountain Fire…The flames came close but did not damage the mountain QTH!...And Sam cud hear NC in Santa Ana last 2m Net, but NC cud not hear him (near Idyllwild).  OML said ‘the triumvirate’(OML, AF6C, and DLA) had a gud servicing day wid lots of coffee drinking at Braille Institute today.  OXD helped raise a ham tower and does paper work in preparation for a trip in two weeks.  ATB was busy wid family, and, repairing slot robots for the P.D.   UG, busy, ‘flew in and flew out’!

 

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