1/02/2002 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in HHC, N5YRJ, CCD, K3IMW, and TWA. IXN was enroute home frm the San Jacinto Mts. and got home just in time to check into the 2m Net.


1/02/2002 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/VDP checked in HHC, YRJ, AF6C, LEX, TWA, KFW, IXN, and BWH.  VDP worked at sealing leaks in a new patio cover he installed for a customer, and HHC asked AF6C if he cud find the plans fer a homebrew 5/8 wave 2m ant. Bob said he’d look fer the plans arnd the shack.  Wid a high SWR, BWH’s rig gave up the ghost during last week’s Newsline…Bob suspects a faulty switch, or an antenna problem. BWH used low power tonite, and we all heard Newsline # 1272 well…A poll, taken among hams, found that the majority no longer want the Novice Class license!  IXN checked in near Net’s end, and didn’t hear remarks frm earlier OP check-ins.  Bob was in Garner Valley and VKZ-land in Anza, where he and Lee spent New years wid the niece & husband.    BWH may miss Club Bfast on Saturday, Bob has an OCARO meeting wid Joe Brown (SCM) and OPs in Riverside.


1/09/2002 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, JD, IXN, HHC, and K3IMW. LDC had sum blood tests, and, Larry’s puppy gorged on a bag of dog chews and vomited all over the auto upholstery!  LDC & XYL will soon be off to Doheny Beach fer 3 or 4 days while the QTH is being gassed fer termites.   JD is enjoying retirement (as we knew he wud!) And Lowell put up a new vertical ant., wid gud sig rpts. frm Net OPs!  IXN had sum QRN at the shack, which made it sometimes difficult to copy LDC.   Bob read a short article frm Sirius Astronomer abt Dark Matter in space.   HHC has assumed RF Editor duties, and KFW will do the publishing.   Ken told OPs that Dec. Netnews is up on the website.    IMW worked sum DX on Mon. and Tues. mornings, then Ian went off the air suddenly, not to return to Net!


1/09/2002 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN checked in UCH, VDP, HHC, BWH, KFW, AF6C, and TEZ.   UCH checked into Net during his din-din. J   im plans to vacation soon in the now seismically active Anza-Borrego desert.    And VDP got a couple of QSL cards frm special events stations W6H, a Rt. 66 station, and from K6AA, the Los Angeles Harbor Angels Gate Whitehouse.   And Larry and family just celebrated the harmonic’s BD wid dinner, cake and trimmings.    And HHC, still nursing a cold, suffered a weakening voice as Ken completed proofreading ‘RF’, which he’ll finish after Net tonite and send off to KFW fer publishing.   Also, OPs discussed the possibility of a Club Oldtimers Event, suggested by LDC.   BWH aired Newsline #1273 on two rigs, the 1st rig ‘conking out’ abt 5/6 of the way thru Newsline…ARRL will attempt to persuade Congress to propose to the FCC that it include, in PRB-1, lifting deed restrictionsfor reasonable ant. heights, etc., for licensed amateur radio operators.    KFW will run a copy of ‘RF’ on his Laserjet 3 printer fer HHC’s perusal.   HHC will drop off ‘RF’ tomorrow, or send it by E-mail to KFW.   AF6C commented that his sports auto club had a vy successful oldtimers event recently.


9/16/2002 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in VDP, WIU, KB1GZ(Steve), HHC, K3IMW, and JD.  IXN was entertaining a former college buddy frm Pittsburgh, PA. (Zelianople to be exact!), and Bob missed both the 10m and 2m Nets.   GZ became a Club member at the Jan. Club meeting!…Congrats, Steve.


9/16/2002 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/VDP checked in WOX, HHC, UCH, KFW, and BWH. VDP said traffic on both Nets was sparse, and that BWH aired Newsline tape.   IXN arrived home after midnight!


1/23/2002 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, K3IMW, KB1GZ, IXN, CCD, HHC, and JD.   AF6C took dwn the antenna rotator last Saturday, cleaned up the base, replaced sum hardware, and repaired damaged wires…Now to re-install it bk up on the tower. Bob said HHC did the climbing!   IXN cudn’t hear LDC tonite, and Larry was hving truble hearing other OPs.    LDC 73’d on the next go-around. CCD received sum QSL cards, and Tom went off to din-din.   GZ had weak sigs wid QRN on most OPs.   Steve enjoyed meeting OPs at Club meeting last Friday, then Steve 73’d due to deteriorating band condx.  OPs welcomed Steve, Fried and Sandy Heyn to the 2002 Club Roster!    And OPs all enjoyed Matt’s (K6LNX) LINUX presentation at last Club meeting.   HHC and Diane are off on a cruise to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile in March, and Ken is now busy starting up a new business!  Then HHC & IXN talked abt Zelionople, PA.  IXN has a college buddy that lives there, and it is also one of HHC’s old stamping grounds!  JD joined us frm the woodwork, and JD didn’t stay arnd long, he had an appointment wid the TV at 8:00 pm.


1/23/2002 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN checked in VDP, HHC, CCD, LEX, and AF6C.  IXN tnx VDP fer taking over NC duties on the 2m Net last week, and Larry commented on the noisy band condx tonite, during the SA winds, on 10m.    HHC and VDP discussed possible solutions to a 20m ant. problem being experienced by an OP operating on a sailboat.   It was decided that the 1st step is to measure the SWR!   HHC & IXN discussed Ken’s experience wid Fombell and Connoquenessing Creek in SW PA. The next day, IXN talked wid his friend, Mike Petruska, frm Zelionople, abt Fombell, etc…And HHC, not much has changed there according to Mike!  LEX said that OPs shud check out the ailing 20m ant. for proper grounding, or counterpoise.  CCD got lucky and won himself a new radio, a YAESU FT-2600, at the CLARA meeting.  The new rig can be computer programmed. AF6C told OPs abt anchor bolts that backed out of the ant. rotator, allowing rotator and ant. to turn together.  This broke loose a wire, and scraped other wires, which all had to be repaired.   BWH checked into Net on the way home on an HT.   IXN was unable to hear the HT sigs, but frm the 3 bars that lit up when IXN asked if it was BWH, ZE knew Bob was checking in.   Net closing was held over until Bob got home and aired Newsline # 1275. BWH said he had sum radios to get repaired in order to get bk to his usual Newsline transmission quality.  And Andy Jurima, N6TCQ, is once more asking for donations to keep Newsline on the air.


1/30/2002 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, HHC, KB1GZ, JD, and IXN.  AF6C will get GZ’s Club badge printed tomorrow, and Bob has repairs on the ant. rotator almost completed.   AF6C said that NOT is still wandering about in the Asian theatre, and Bob still has the mysterious rattle in the QTH furnace!  LDC, tuning up wid the SWR meter, received terrible sig rpts frm OPs tonite!…Upon proper adjustment of plate current, LDC boomed in wid 5/9 sigs. Larry then requested VKZ’s E-mail adr…HHC & AF6C referred Larry to the Club webpage. HHC’s new company (VALICORE TECHNOLOGIES) is up and running, wid one big account confirmed, and a couple of others in the works.   And Ken is enjoying his new executive position…The Company has already expanded to a new office! GZ, hving spent a vy quiet, relaxing week, will attend the Club Bfast come Saturday.    And Steve was referred to the Club webpage fer a map showing the Club Bfast location.   JD and XYL will be off to the River fer sum R&R.   And Lowell had gud sig rpts on all OPs tonite.  JD quizzed HHC abt the new Company, and Lowell informed AF6C that he was NOT a member of the Douglas Credit Union!   IXN got a new crown today (on a tooth, that is), and the two Bobs discussed the 4.2 mag. EQ that occurred a couple of days ago in the Santa Suzanna Fault Zone.


1/30/2002 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN checked in HHC, JD, LEX, AF6C, KFW, CCD, and BWH.  IXN said the railroad has been vy busy since the 9/11 Event. HHC said that JD’s new ‘stealth vertical’ ant. is hard to spot!    JD told HHC to plant an evergreen tree 5 years in advance of antenna erection to gain the camouflage effect!   LEX, travelling extensively, told HHC that he wud be glad to hire out at Ken’s new company if local travel was the only involvement.   AF6C was hoping that TEZ, Al, wud check in tonite…Seems that Al has a paper containing prices of a former Club badge purchase.   KFW cud not remember former badge materials purchase price, and Chris was busy wid plumbing repair of pipes located under the QTH slab!   CCD said that it was 32 deg. this morning at the QTH, and IXN is looking fer brown Spring flowers after the morning heavy frosts.    HHC said that PFA bought a new TV, and voila!…No more TVI!…We’ll be hearing PFA bk on 10m soon! BWH checked in mobile, but aired Newsline Tape #1270 frm his computer after returning to the QTH. I  XN noticed slight audio clipping of words on the Newsline xmission…We learned that OCARC member (and past OCARC president) Fried Heyn, WZO, has been elected 3rd Vice President of ARRL. Congrats, Fried!

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