NETNEWS

by WB6IXN

 

11/06/2013 10M Phone NetW6ZE/AF6C checked in W6ATB, KJ6OML, W6HHC, WB6IXN, and KE6YHX.  AF6C, awaiting a visit from his sister back East, may have a tee-shirt of the Redsox victory in his future!...And Bob is busy cleaning up the QTH for her visit!  AF6C left Braille Institute to OML and DLA today…These volunteers serviced 13 new and 4 old Talking Book machines today!...Tnx, guys!  HHC answered ATB’s DATV question, and Greg is working on the Mosley ant. and his tower.  HHC & OPs are looking fer a 6 ft. section of 7/16” OD aluminum tubing…They are repairing a 15m FD antenna.  And, AF6C wants to know where HHC got that GOOD German beer!  IXN has been having dizzy spells lately, so it’s off to the doctor tomorrow!  All went well fer Corey on Halloween and he had a great time…Also Corey has made himself a new QSL card.

 

11/06/2013 2M Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, KJ6OML, W6HHC, and AF6C.  AF6C checked into Net later…He was running the sweeper!  OML had to remove old battery left on charge last week and install a new one at Braille today.   YHX ahd a battery go dead on his Halloween costume. And HHC warns OPs abt the CRYTOLOCK windows virus!...You do not want this one!!!   HHC, GMU, AF6CF, and AF6C are trying to find a 6 ft. section of 7/16” aluminum tubing to repair the OCARC 15m beam from FD wear-and-tear.  Then AF6C was back to vacuuming the floor!  OML said that June was cleaning out old school work and books, etc. that is no longer useful…IXN needs to do that, too!

 

11/11/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/W6HHC checked in W6JTT, W6ATB, KJ6OML, and WB6IXN.  HHC said that W3AO on the EAST Coast was number one in the Field Day Contest…THE ORANGE COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB WAS #2! in entire contest...Congratulations to all Club OPs, and other OPs who helped us in the Contest!  Ken also said that Arnie, N6HC, was on another DSpedition (TS 32C?).  JTT (coughing) and son have been working on the rental up in the Idyllwild area.   ATB and HHC briefly discussedDATV equipment and Greg got a new tower up.  HHC also said the OCCARC was #1 in CA, and, #1 in our class fer Field Day!  Wid AF6C involved wid sending his sister back to the East Coast, OML & DLA serviced Talking Book Machines at Braille Institute today…TNX, guys!  AF6C, HHC, and Bob’s sister all had a nice visit over last weekend.  The Board met last Friday and plans were finalized for the upcoming Club Christmas Dinner to be held at Jaegerhaus once again, and, IXN got a whooping cough shot.

 

11/11/2013 2m phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6HHC, W6JTT, W6ATB, KJ6OML, KE6YHX, W6IW (Richard), WA6TWF (David), KK6FYG (Mike), KK6VG?(Craig), and KJ6UAN(Gary).   HHC repeated Field Day results for the OCARC once again, and questioned  ATB about his Mosely Beam Ant. Ken also invited all to the Club Christmas Dinner and Party where over $1500 dollars in prizes will be awarded!...Read all about it on the Club website!  JTT & son have been working on the rental up near Idyllwild…They heard a mysterious noise coming from the bathroom and discovered a live 120V wire near a grounded bath tub rail!...NO ONE ELECTROCUTED THIS TIME!  ATB asked about Comet ISON which should be around -5 mag in the night skies in late November…When the comet fades to +6 mag., it will no longer be visible to the naked eye…Good luck!...YHX has been following ISON’s progress and we will get addional reports from Corey.  OML & DLA serviced 13 new Book Reading Machines and 2 old ones today…mostly batteries needing recharging.  David Corsiglia, WA6TWF, ‘flew in and flew out’…It was good to have David check into Net once again!  Mike, KK6FYG, checked in from Rialto near Cajon Pass wid 5/9 sigs, and YHX will continue work on the seismograph.  Gary, KJ6UAN, in Fountain Valley also checked into Net wid FB sigs.

 

11/20/13 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WMEC, KJ6OML, KE6YHX, WB6IXN, W6HHC, and W6ATB.  AF6C checked in wid a nasty cold and didn’t go to Braille Institute today to spare OML & DLA from his cold germs!  IXN cudn’t hear MEC tonite, but AF6C & MEC talked abt old WWII memories of flights over Kwajalein, Midway, etc.  OML, wid a warbling sig at IXN’s QTH, had a gud day at Braille Institute, servicing 6 machines.  YHX, HHC, and AF6C talked abt Cup O Noodles and their storage and preparation.  And IXN said some scientists think that all information that falls into a black hole ends up stored as a hologram on the Event Horizon of the black hole!  YHX, busy wid other things, missed the excellent presentation by Doug Britton on earthquakes at Club meeting last Friday.  HHC, AF6C, and ATB had a go-around on the shifting of the earth’s magnetic poles.

 

11/20/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, KJ6OML, W6ATB, and AF6C.  IXN & OML donate to their favorite charities once a year, and YHX and AF6C ended comments on Cup O Noodles.  On 10m, HHC said crushing them to take up less space in a back pack was one of the best ways to transport them when camping.  Most OPs must have been out shopping!

 

11/27/13 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WMEC, W6ATB, KE6YHX, W6HHC, WB6IXN, W6JTT, N6HC, and KJ6OML.  AF6C’s cold is like the WX…It turns around and comes back!...And Bob enjoyed the 2m openings this last week!  IXN cudn’t hear MEC at the QTH, but NC heard him well.  ATB, on the EICOM tonite, says the ‘bird’ is ready fer TG, and, they have been invited out tomorrow also.  N6HC, just back from a DXpedition, is preparing for another one to Amsterdam Island, but Arnie is enjoying his time home right now.  IXN finds the Hierarchy Problem in particle physics extremely interesting, and YHX is beginning his Christmas shopping.  JTT, down in the QRN tonite, checked in but his sigs were lost.  The smells of apple pie, pumpkin pie, etc., fill the Konechy QTH as Diane ‘cooks up a storm’ for TG tomorrow, and Ken reminds OPs to RSVP for the Club Christmas Party come Dec. 13.

 

11/27/13 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YH and KJ6OML.  All other OPs must have been busy preparing for TG!  YHX has just started Christmas shopping, but Corey is getting a couple of 45W solar panels fer Christmas!  IXN & brother Lee will be home fer TG. OML, wid a cold, did not go to volunteer at Braille Institute today…Gene and XYL, June, are resting and nursing their colds!

 

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