40m OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW, KA6G, IB, GVG, RND, OIO, VDP, NT, and HKT.
QRN on 7114 KHz forced the Net to move to 7060 KHz.(temp). UEB & family spent New Years Day at Bear
Rick enjoyed SKN wid 1 new contact & 2 repeats
He also heard Anns
SKN QSO wid NN7B! IMW wished all a HNY, and
Ian was wid Santas present, Experimental Methods in RF Design. IMW did a lil SKN too. KA6G attended a family affair, so no SKN
HNY to all! NCS got a 559 frm
IB in Loomis, wid a 28 deg. HNY to all!
And Caseys furnace went
On SKN, IB gave a local ham his 1st CW QSO, worked Ann
& 10 others! GVG, using a mobile whip on
his condo balcony, worked RND and others on SKN
Roy had FB copy on all OPs. RND passed along CWs HNYs to all
had to leave at 9AM. RNDs
family Christmas trip to Utah included 2 ft. of snow and a temp. of 21 deg.
John, glad to be bk home, made 12 SKN QSOs before his wrist fell off! Between patching leaks in the roof, OIO worked 9
QSOs on SKN
Ann wished all OPs a HNY. VDP,
wishing all a HNY, missed SKN
Computer problems kept Larry away frm the key! NT, spending more time fixing old gear than
operating, forgot to say hny FRM THE Hill!
HKT, in Torrance, didnt work SKN
Laughlin every New Years!
10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in KB1GZ, CCD, IXN, and HHC. El Presidente, Steve, GZ, will provide a Club
Christmas dinner article fer RF, and GZ also told OPs abt a gud BD dinner he
and the family had at the Orange county Mining Co. CCD
& family Christmased in San
Diego, and then Tom hosted other
family members frm Arizona later. Now
CCD will be replacing bathroom utilities at the QTH
Tom also worked a lil 10m
over the holidays. HHC announced a future Club
program, to be given by CW, on American Morse Code
IXN is looking forward to this
one! J-pole antennas were briefly discussed,
and IXN is still using a 220 MHz VDP constructed J-pole, abt 6 years old, that still looks
as new as the day he put it up!!
(Ask VDP abt excellent ant. coatings!!) AF6C & IXN dont envy CCD his bathroom
AF6C generally takes three trips to the hardware store for each
plumbing project completed! HHC will provide
GZ a couple of Club Christmas Dinner photos if GZ supplies the write-up, and Ken had a bad
weekend wid golden years esophagus & stomach spasms
But all will be
forgotten when HHC hits the ski slopes in the near future!
HHC will return a Club document to IXN fer the Club archives, and Ken
announced sum future programs fer Club meetings.
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, KTS, KB6UJW(Wayne), AF6C, and BSV. JD & IXN are both slightly asthmatic, and IXN
suggested that JD try a Fishermans Friend cough disc to stop an asthmatic
cough. KTS, over the flu, is working at trying
to remain well
IXN & AF6C told David that he has a slight 60 cycle hum on his
sigs, probably due to an errant mike cord or connection.
AF6C has a yearly physical coming up, and Bob told BSV that the SB620 he
picked up at the auction, is well built, wid only a couple of filter capacitors that
needed to be replaced. IXN suggested that AF6C
do an article fer RF on ESR/high power factor for capacitors
look into it! UJW, Wayne, checked in wid FB
sigs, using a Comet ant., frm Anaheim
We hope to see Wayne at a Club meeting fer an eyeball! BSV recently had both harmonics dwn wid the flu,
and Carl said he will be rounding up manules for equipment sold at the Club auction.
40m OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB checked in CW, KA6G, IMW, KFW, VDP, RND, HKT, NT, and OIO.
NCS QSYd to 7098 KHz due to SWB QRM on 7114 KHz. UEB worked the CW QSO Party yesterday, hearing
KC6VQH on the air. And Rick also saw OIO
mentioned in the 2/04 issue of World Radio! CW
worked 7 stations on SKN
Kathy enjoyed getting the Morse Telegraph Club call on the
air. Next SKN, CW will get more volunteers to
man the MTC call! KA6G is still learning
tuning procedures on the rig, using 50Hz bandwidth today.
And IMW received a strong sig on 7099KHz
(Thatll help Ian copy
559 sigs thru the QRM!
HI HI) KFW tuned
in late last Sun., missing the QSY freq., and VDPs
XYL and harmonic were off to Laughlin to celebrate the harmonics 21st
That left Larry home to feed the cat and work on sum projects. RND, enjoying the FB WX, had gud copy on all except
OIO up in Barton Flats. HKT, after copying all
the previous stations, suffered hand fatigue, finding it hard to send well! NTs G5RV fell apart on the Hill!
mechanical design said Ray!
NT was using a temp. ant. 6 ft. off the ground! OIO, in Barton Flats, was not gud copy fer all
HKT was hearing Ann well, and Rick copied frozen ground, so it was a
bit cold at Anns QTH!
1/14/04 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in LDC, HHC, IXN, and GZ. LDC enjoyed
the Christmas holidays best he could wid the strain A flu, hving family in fer
Christmas, and going to the desert fer New Years wid family.
AF6C & LDC buy plastic badge pockets at the same place in Orange, and Larry & OPs discussed the pros &
cons of a manned moon, and Mars, missions in the distant future! HHC announced his powerpoint program on J-pole
antennas for Club meeting Fri. eve., and AF6C and IXN briefly discussed High Power
Factor/ESR in capacitors, wid LDC jogging memories abt the old green eye tubes. AF6C and Doc discussed Bobs recent physical
exam results, and El Presidente, GZ, doesnt expect any manned missions to Mars or
the moon in the foreseeable future
No funding and lack of needed research!
1/14/04 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, AF6C, MIG, HHC, BSV, KFW, and CCD. JD
is abt over the flu, going out of the house today. And
Lowell plans to see us fer an eyeball at Meeting Fri.
eve. AF6C announced that the Club Audit wid
himself, QVY, PFA, and BWH, has been completed. AF6C
has downloaded sum software on PK-31 and SSTV fer use in future projects. MIG & MIH batched it while MIF
& daughters were in Disneyworld in Fla.
(Kevin wanted green beans & whipped
cream fer dinner!) HHC says hes learning
new info. as he prepares his presentation on J-pole ants. fer Fri. Club meeting. And KFW told IXN that there was a 19 deg. high and
a 4 deg. low in Pittsburgh, PA, today!
Now we know why we all live in
So. CA.! CCD missed 10m Net wid a ECHO-LINK
QSO & a German OP popping in. Tom &
XYL just got bk frm Visalia, now its off to San Diego, and then to the Doc on Monday! BSV checked into Net, got a landline, and came back
to us later near Nets end.
40m OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB checked in IMW, KS6CW, KA6G, IB, W6SJ, OIO, KFW,
RND, VDP, HKT, and NT
Gud check-in, OPs! UEB
substituted a ~4ft. piece of coax for ladder line that connected my tuner to the ladder
line feedline to my ant. This was done to
eliminate possible RF exposure!
Rick wud like to borrow field strength measuring
equipment to test fer RF exposure in the shack! The
Net QSYd frm 7114 KHz to 7090 KHz after experiencing SWB QRM. UEB had a FB QSO wid HKT yesterday, and Rick helped
a Wisconsin FISTS OP wid a needed contact for his NANFA award. IMW picked up a homebrew tube transmitter
Ian has to learn abt dipping plate current, etc.! CW
is off to church, and tomorrow, its a trip to an Indian casino! KA6G is in the process of overhauling a power saw
and has grease on his hands & under his fingernails.
IB had sum QSB on Net sigs
WX was 45 deg., and Casey will be putting up
a G5RV later wid help frm NU6T
IB will probably take a trip to Oregon nxt week. NCS tnx Randy, W6SJ, on his 1st check-in
& QSO wid the Net
SJ will check in nxt week.
If it rains later today, OIO will test her labors aloft to see
if she fixed the leaking skylight! KFW enjoyed
a FB presentation on J-pole ants. given by HHC at the OCARC Club meeting last Fri. eve.,
and RND exercised his green thumb transferring a tree frm a smaller to a
And John is following the Mars Rover adventures wid interest! VDPs S-meter showed zero on NCS
But Larry said he nw RSTs by the traditional method
NCS a gud sig rpt! HKT tnx UEB fer calling him
when Rick heard Homer on the CLARA 2m repeater. NT
finally got the ant. together
Its half up, but seems to work! RND asked IMW, What make & model is your
IMW replied that it was homebrew, wid 1625 finals.
01/21/2004 10m Phone Net W6ZE/HHC
checked in CCD, LDC, IXN, and LNX. LDC
remained on the vertical ant. tonite since AF6C didnt check in wid the beam ant. HHC has the ski trip planned, and Ken is now
interested in obtaining NEC type software for modeling antennas. LDC was off freq. at Nets beginning, but soon
came bk on freq. And Larry, no din-din as yet,
told OPs that the contractor finally found time to finish refurbishing the 3rd
bathroom! IXN read several astronomy research
updates, including new material on the 11 year solar reversal of the suns magnetic
field. CCD enjoyed HHCs presentation on
J-pole ants. at the OCARC meeting last Fri. eve., and Tom says his bathroom refurbishing
is just abt finished. LNX had a lot of QRN at
the QTH, but Mat was able to copy all OPs.
01/21/2004 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in KTS and IMW. Ian, a regular
check-in on the Sunday OCWN 40 m CW Net, checked in using and EICOM rig, (and IC-245, I
believe). David and Ian both had 5/9 sigs at
ZEs QTH. IXN & KTS both heard SA
winds rattling their ants., and IMW said wind speeds were arnd 20mi/hr in the Irvine area. AF6C
may have had company this evening as Bob did not check in on either net.
01/25/2004 40m OCWN CW Net
If you dont find us at 7114 KHz at check-in, please scan up, or
down, 3 KHz to find the Net! NCS/UEB
checked in IMW/6, KFW, CW, IB/6, VDP, RND, NT, IOA/MM, OIO, and KA6G
gud check-in, OPs! We thank RND fer acting NCS to confirm
IOA/MMs check-in. While walking last
nite, UEB listened to the Descent of Opportunity on the JPL repeater (147.15 MHz), and IMW
has decided to call his vintage transmitter Henry
Ian made his 1st
QSO on 40m last week. KFW, wid nothing new,
reported gud NCS sigs., and CW congrats JPL on Opportunitys successful landing, before Kathy runs
away! NCS gives IB/6, in Loomis, a 569c sig
Casey was using a SG-2020 running abt 15W
NCS noted a slight chirp on
IBs sigs. VDP, heard by NCS multiple
path at check-in only, told OPs told OPs that the wind tweaked the 6m beam
director is tilted! RND sent congrats to IMW
on getting the tube rig on the air, and John will cross the line next
Hell be a year older! And RND
zero-beat NCS Net freq. of 7080 KHz exactly! NT
checked in wid his half & half ant, half up/half on the roof, garnering a
579 sig rpt frm NCS. IOA/MM was out sailing on
a FB morning, and OIO hopes to be at the mountain cabin next week making lots of QSOs if
she doesnt get lured away by computer games! AT
Nets beginning, KA6G got lost in the QSY, but finally Jim rejoined OPs on 7080 KHz. IMWs crystal freq. fer the vintage xmitter is
10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, KB1GZ, HHC, and IXN. AF6C spent the morning on an X-ray table as the Doc
decided it was time for Bobs annual physical, and GZ wondered it E-mails vs
telephones might be a better means of communications in a major earthquake. LDC still resists full retirement, having accepted
a consulting job with students on a part time basis. HHC,
messing around wid a dead car battery in the Cammaro, managed to blow up the battery while
attempting to move the auto! And IXN, during
his last colonoscopy, expelled the longest stream of gas & air in his lifetime, much
to the delight of the doctor & nurses! In
reference to GZs inquiry abt hematite, IXN has not yet found why water is necessary
for the formation of hematite, Fe2O3.
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in MIG, MIH, AF6C, N6CCE/m(Ken), and JD. Ken, CCE, enjoyed the Club auction, and we hope
that Ken will soon come to a Club meeting fer an eyeball.
AF6C gave Ken Webpage info., and IXN told Ken abt the OCWN on
Hell join them after he gets his keyer built! JD joined the Net after being delayed by the
one-eyed monster! OPs briefly
discussed uncomfortable colonoscopies, and AF6C said that he is busy formulating next
RF. IXN will try to submit a blurp
on using observatory telescopes through your home computer.
CCE is off to the slopes at Big Bear come Sun., and AF6C told Ken to check out the
Air Show Co. as a possible source of kfuture employment.
MIG & MIH were kicked bk on the couch watching pix coming in frm
the second Mars lander!
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