NETNEWS

by WB6IXN

 

12/04/2013 10M Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in W6HHC, WMEC, KJ6OML, W6JTT, WB6IXN, and KE6YHX.  AF6C slowly getting over his cold, is feeling much better today!  HHC’s XYL, Diane, got Bob the info he needed for door Christmas wreaths....For wreaths from the shopping networks, try QVC.com.  And Bob gave liftoff particulars for secret rocket liftoff from Vandenberg which will be visible!  HHC & IXN don’t miss those Pennsylvania snows, and HHC reminded all to get ready for the Club Christmas dinner come Fri., Dec 13.  IXN cud not hear MEC…Clem is horizontally polarized and IXN is vertical!  OML & AF6C, still recovering from colds, did not volunteer at the Braille Institute this week.  JTT asked MEC what type of antenna he was using.  IXN had a temp. of 51 deg. and dropping in Santa Ana.  Did IXN hear right?... Is HHC joining the retired crew in the near future?...Stay tuned!  And YHX did NOT become a victim of an email scam from a foreign country!...Too bad people fall for these schemes!

 

12/4/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in AF6C, K6DNR, W6JTT, KJ6OML, N2CNC(Atlee), and KE6YHX.  AF6C announced the Club Christmas Party, prizes and all, for Dec. 13, and Bob announced a new Comet that may be just naked eye visible…Check out the APOD site on your computers!  And Bob and IXN haven’t put up any Christmas decorations as yet.  And cold WX brings on troubles…DNR has infection in his foot!  JTT discovered a very dangerous electrical problem in the mountain rental house…a metal pole energized by a live wire!  OML has has the ‘Braille Flu”…June, too!...Did she catch it from Gene?  Atlee checked in mobile wid gud sigs from the driveway at the QTH.   YHX found just the right size clear plastic containers to store his comic books, keeping them away from the silverfish beasties!

 

12/11/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WMEC, WB6IXN, KJ6OML, W6HHC, KE6YHX, W6ATB, W6JTT, and K6CCD.  IXN & HHC couldn’t pick Clem out of the QRN.  MEC plans to put up an inverted “V” ant abt. 45 Ft.  It was 39 deg. at AF6C’s QTH this morning!  IXN will get wired wid a heart monitor at St. Joes tomorrow morning, and, it’s 54 deg. at Bob’s QTH right now.  The triumvirate, OML, AF6C, and DLA serviced Talking Book machines at Braille Institute today…Tnx, guys!...And UG, June, is resting right now.  AF6C, cought improving, says it’s 68 deg. in the QTH, and Bob is tackling an overgrown Birds of Paradise plant with a tree in its center!  Ken said 45 people had already signed up for the Christmas Dinner come Friday, good prizes, baskets for the ladies, and good food!...Come one, come all!   Ken snd the DATV group are busy wid software…Want to get in on the digital-ATV fun?!...Try www.DATV-Express.com.  MEC will raise his present antenna up another 5 ft.  AF6C plans to get back issues of QST to YHX, and Corey gets a new antenna mount.  ATB will take the latter part of Dec. away from the business, and Greg’s son’s wife gave Greg an 8 lb baby girl for Christmas…grandchild #2!  ATB says he hasn’t got the Mosley antenna up yet.  JTT lights 7 bars on IXN’s rig tonite and Sam continues work on his antennas at the Idyllwild QTH.  IXN & CCD won’t be at the Christmas Party this year, maybe next year!

 

12/11/2013 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KJ6OML, KE6YHX, W6JTT, KG6OXD, AF6C, and W6ATB.  UG and OML are pretty well over their colds and YHX got a new Rohn antenna mount.  It’s is now abt 52 deg. at IXN’s QTH, and, JTT, wid a snow storm in the mountains last week, plans to head up to the mountain QTH once more Christmas week where he will do some more antenna work.  OXD plans to be at the Christmas Party, and AF6C continues work around the QTH that never stops!...Bob will be at the Christmas Party…ATB, too!

 

12/18/2013 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WMEC, K6CCD, KJ6OML, W6ATB, WB6IXN, KE6YHX, KJ6KJA(Will), K6DNR, and N6HC.  MEC and IXN didn’t attend the Club Christmas Party, and Clem invited KJA to a Club meeting.  AF6C reported a high SWR and said a Club member won the ICOM 7200, and Bob talked wid his sister and reported on snow and WX conditions in the Boston area.  Tom "CCD" said that this was the first Christmas dinner that he and the XYL missed in 10 yrs! ATB, cooking din-din on the side, will take a few days away from the company to re-do the shop, and Greg said he got AF6C’s email.  IXN read a small article on Black Holes.  OML & DLA put alot of Book machines under charge at Braille Institute.  OPs welcomed KJ6KJA, Will, in Huntington Beach, to the Net…Now to get Will to attend a Club meeting for an eyeball!  YHX got all the Christmas gifts wrapped and Corey is ready fer Christmas!  DNR checked in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and, N6HC is preparing for another DXpedition…He’ll be out of the Country in both January & Feb…Arnie Also got a new computer, printer, and digital camera!

 

12/18/13 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6JTT, KJ6OML, KE6YHX, K6DNR, KJ6JKA, and AF6C.  JTT leaves for the San Jacinto Mts. come Friday to work on the rental in the Idyllwild area and also continue antenna work at the mountain QTH.  OML worked at Braille Institute yesterday and said all Talking Book machines turned in are under charge.  JKA uses a dipole ant. fer 2m wid gud sigs at NC and Will has 45W out.  And YHX and JKA are ready fer Christmas.  AF6C is pretty well over his cold, and Bob welcomed JKA to the Net.  DNR wiahed all a Merry Christmas!  And IXN and Lee are waiting to see where their nephew, just out of jail, will show up next! 

 

12/25 and 1/1…NO NETS!

 

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