NETNEWS

by WB6IXN

 

9/04/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in KE6YHX, WMEC, WB6IXN, KJ6OML, N6HC, K6DNR, W6ATB, and W6JTT.  There was no urgent immediate need at Braille Institute, so AF6C, DLA, and OML had a day Off!  DLA & UG had visitors from Las Vegas who also took care of some business in San Diego.  IXN reported 102 deg. this afternoon at the QTH.  AF6C’s AC gave up the ghost so Bob is sitting in a breeze from the fan. Bob also reported that his mom fell out of her wheel chair at the resthome/  IXN, too, took a spill on the concrete outside the doctor’s office.  MEC was down in the QRN at IXN’s QTH but it sounds like Clem is now a member of the “farmer’s Net” wid the corn and other veggies growing in his garden!  YHX is enjoying 79 deg. heat in the shack wid the AC running, and, Corey is baking bread.  HC did a little gardening, but not for long!...It’s too hot!...Arnie & the XYL will be off to the LA County Fair next week,and, DNR reported HC had FB sigs at the QTH tonite.  DNR also noted 3 Bob checkins for the Net tonite.  During his vacation, ATB had a S9 noise level at Koos Bay, OR.   So we cud not make contact wid Greg.  And Jtt is back after experiencing a giant thunderstorm in the Idyllwild area.

 

9/04/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6JTT, KJ6OML, KE6YHX, K6DNR, AG6UG, and AF6C.  JTT had the radio room flodded at the Idyllwild QTH during a recent thunderstorm, and, Sam continues work on a 6m antenna.  IXN got a gud report from the eye doc, and OML took June to the eye doc, too.  YHX got a 3,000 W generator to tke care of the radios & other appliances in the QTH, and DNR ‘flew in and flew out’.  AF6C said to check the website for the 80th Anniversary of the OCARC at Club meeting in September!

 

9/11/13 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WMEC, KE6YHX, KJ6OML, WB6IXN, W6HHC, and W6ATB.  MEC will convert an old TV ant. for use on 2m, and AF6C has two cars to wash, plus look over an old Heathkit sb-104.  YHX, working on his new generator, has a couple of electrical problems, and, Corey will build a new seismometer antenna.  OML gave the ‘official Braille Report’:  3 new & 6 old Talking Book machines serviced today…Tnx guys!  IXN will take old Club pix to meeting Fri. night and Bob read a short blurp on spinning blackholes.  HHC reminded OPs to get ready for the Club Auction in October, and, Ken resurrected memories of W6NGO, Kei Yamachika, between the 30s and the 90s…And Ken will soon put up a new 1200GHz Comet ant. for DATV.  ATB has the 10m half wave vertical back up wid S9 sigs tonite, and Greg talked abt the sand dunes at Winchester Bay north of Koos Bay, Oregon.

 

9/11/13 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6GMU, W6JTT, KJ6OML, KE6YHX, AF6C, and WB9YCJ.  IXN will bring old OCARC history photos to Clb meeting next Fri. eve., and GMU said it’s pretty quiet ‘on the air’, wid DX on 40m at the moment, and, Paul wished all a happy 911 BD!   And AF6C tells JTT to check wid Chip Margelli on the 6m band…Check Club roster fer Chip’s info.  OML updates Braille Talking Book repairs and says UG is busy wid finances!  YHX has the new generator pretty well fixed, missed his first calculus class, and continues work wid computer programming.  AF6C is looking over an old Heathkit AB-104 he received from Carl Smith, and, Bob is looking over items that he intends to bring to the Club Auction next month, and, Bob suggests all OPs do the dame NOW!  YCJ checks into Net from Dodger Stadium wid an HT running 5 Watts…That’s 30+ miles from NC in Santa Ana…Ken lit up 5 bars on NC’s rig, and all OPs were hearing Ken!...YCJ said there was security everywhere!

 

9/18/13 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WMEC, KJ6OML, WB6IXN, KE6YHX, W6HHC, W6JTT, and W6ATB.  AF6C & Ops remembered Wayne Greene of 73 Magazine who passed away at age 91.  AF6C, OML, and DLA all worked at Braille Institute today servicing Talking Book machines, and, OM and UG are exercising on their new gym machine.  Using his computer, YHX gave all OPs their sig reports.  AF6C got a good report on the physical exam he had on Monday.   JTT cudn’t copy NC, so MEC relayed for Sam……JTT & IXN had QRN tonite.  HHC invited IXN’s brother, Lee, to join us for the 80th year celebration of the OCARC at meeting Friday nite, and IXN read a short blurp from OCA Bulletin on a Scottish calendar older than Stonehenge. And HHC will feature a slide show on W6NGO, Kei Yamachicka, a long time OCARC member whose XYL still donates funds to the Club!...And Ken and other U.S. DATV OPs are experiencing some audio problems.  JTT will see us on 2m tonite, and ATB, wid gud sigs tonite, is off to San Luis Obispo over the weekend, and, Greg and AF6C briefly discussed Mosley antennas.  

 

9/18/13 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6ATB, AF6C, W6JTT, KE6YHX, KJ6OML, and AF6CF.  IXN had a 70 deg. Temp outside the QTH, and AF6C continues to put old ‘RF’s up on the website, and Bob reminds all to come to the 80th Anniversary meeting of the OCARC this Friday.  JTT is baby sitting cats & dogs as his daughter & XYL are in Washington, D.C.  YHX & IXN briefly discuss silverfish at their QTHs, and Corey replaces a bulb in an SWR meter.  And we thank OML, AF6C, and DLA for volunteer services to the Braille Institute, servicing 10 old & 2 new Talking Book machines today!  El Presidente, AF6CF, wid a beep on his sigs, invited all OPs to the 80th Club Anniversary meeting come Friday night…A good program awaits you with light refreshments available!

 

9/25/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB6IXN, W6HHC, KJ6OML, and KE6YHX.  AF6C and OPs commented on the suecess of the 80th Anniversary Party of the OCARC at last Club meeting…Cudow to those who participated in its planning and execution!  IXN asked OPs if they could remember which OP at the meeting that asked abt obtaining a photo of a past Field Day…Was it N7RK, Dave Hollander?  IXN went to the dentist for further work on a permanent bridge, and, AF6C will be off to the dentist tomorrow.  HHC will post a photo gallery of Club anniversary pictures on the Club website, and, Ken picked up a much needed additional 12 V power supply for his Digital-ATV activities.   IXN & AF6C’s dental adventures reminded OML of a broken tooth, and Gene said he, DLA, and AF6C all repaired Talking Book Machines at Braille Institute today.  YHX said a new switch solved his SWR meter problem, and Corey kept mom awake on the drive home from the Club 80th anniversary meeting!

 

9/25/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in  KE6YHX, AF6C, W6HHC, W6ATB, KJ6OML, and KJ6UEJ/m.  IXN had ants running around the shack tonite, and Corey has the SWR meter up and running.  AF6C just finished loading up the dishwasher, and, Bob got a gud report from the eye doc Tuesday.  HHC picked up the wrong mike agn at checkin…I think HHC & IXN would be in the running if ever there was a ‘wrong mike award’ in the Club!  OPS’ gave kudos to those who planned and executed the Club’s 80th Anniversary party last Friday evening…The program brought back old memories that had long been forgotten.  HHC obtained a great gallery of pictures which will appear on the Club website!   ATB hopes to have a Mosley beam up abt 30 feet in the near future, and, Tom, KJ6EUJ/m, checked in from Tustin…Tom is a new Club member!  OML reported 9 Talking Book Machines were repaired by AF6C, DLA, and OML, at the Braille Institute today…Tnx, guys!

 

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