W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, AF6C, MIH & MIG, TRA, and CCE, wid Travis, KG6USM, a late
check-in. AF6C put out a call fer food
volunteer(s) to handle food on FD. IXN will
try to get an article fer RF to Bob on past OPs who were Chief
Cooks at past FDs. JD takes a medication
before bedtime, that makes him woozy if taken at other times
OCWN CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in IMW, IB, KA6G, KFW, GVG,
W6ZE/AF6C checked in CCD, IXN, HHC, and VKZ. AF6C
just got in frm doing lawn work, and CCD has been priming the QTH, getting ready to paint. CCD inquired abt Food Chmn. Fer FD, but AF6C said
no luck as yet! Then Tom told OPs
that he crunched his toe while closing the door
pain!) Lee & IXN hve recovered frm the liver bug and
were out at a friends house in
6/09/2004 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in BSV/m. Karl Ken was just arriving home frm the grocery store and he had slight ignition noise on his sigs Turning off the motor in the driveway removed the QRN! IXN closed the Net after 10 min There were no further check-ins.
40m CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in IB, KS6CW, KA6G, IMW, KFW, HKT, OIO, GVG, SXY(Tony), NT, and SZZ(Ray). UEB planned to work on the antenna today, adding
more radials and replacing the feedline. IB,
expecting 95 deg. temp. today, is gearing up fer FD. CW
copied all OPs, and expects to enjoy a choir party this afternoon. KA6G wanted to hve a QSO wid SXY after Net, and IMW
welcomed SXY to the Net
And Ian told OPs that next Sat. is the last Cal Poly Swapmeet
6/16/2004 10m Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in VKZ, CCE, HHC, IXN, and PFA. VKZ has not yet received a call frm LNX abt VHF/UHF FD plans, and VKZ offered CCE an 80m dipole and supports fer FD. CCE, wid FB sigs tonite, said he will bring along two OPs, Gordon, KD7BIW, and Mike, WK6O, to help wid FD operations And Ken said that he is still continuing his job search! AF6C will pick up the traditional saki, and Bob said that AJE had helped wid communications during the Presidential funeral. HHC is busy tonite putting together the "past FDs" presentation for Friday Club meeting DVD this time no slides! PFAs patio cover collapsed, antenna and all! It has now been replaced, wid the ant. bk up, and Tom said he was connected wid the DSL group on June 23. IXN told OPs that Fe/C molecules found in the Martian Anarctica Meteorite can now be reproduced inorganically Thus, any carbon-based life on Mars is still in question!
6/16/2004 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in AF6C, TRA, AJE, HHC, and JD. AF6C talked wid BSV last week abt FD, and Bob did a lil detective work finding a German computer that was using his E-mail adr. TRA confirmed LDCs previous comments on gas prices fer RVs, but wid $4.50/gal in Canada, and $5.00/gal in Europe, Gene wont complain! And Gene said that it is vy difficult to find the right accommodations at National Parks fer RV groups! AJE checked in remote frm inside the house, the rig being located in the garage John will be at Meeting on Fri. to check out operations on 40m fer FD. HHC took note of TRAs gas price quotes fer Canada & Europe, and Ken is just abt ready wid the new DVD of Club FDs, frm 1996-2003, fer Fri. Club meeting.
40m CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in IMW, IB, IOA/m, RND, GVG, KS6CW, HKT, OIO, KA6G, VDP, and NT. Wid QRM on 7085 KHz, UEB moved the Net to 7087 KHz. UEB added 3 radials to the ant., and, Rick added 12
FB-77-1024 Amidon ferrite cores to the coax to prevent common mode RF. IMW gave NCS a 5NN sig rpt, and Ian went to the last Cal
No one seems to know its new location!
IB plans to operate FD frm Immigrants Gap in the Sierras as W6RFF
hopes to hear frm the Net there! IOA/m, at
W6ZE/AF6C checked in VKZ, HHC, KB1GZ, CCD, and IXN. HHC
opened the Net while AF6C was firing up an old HEATH rig.
Then Bob assumed NC as usual. Kenan,
Mike, and Gordo stopped by VKZs QTH to pick up needed FD gear, and Frank said a
neighbor will drive his truck to the FD site at
6/23/2004 2m Phone Net W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, TRA, BSV, HHC, AF6C, MIH, MIG, AJE/m, and BWH. JD & XYL will be in the Reno/Carson City area on FD fer a reunion of old classmates, and, the XYLs BD. TRA will spend FD wid the XYL Seems the docs found tumors on Tinas liver, and she is scheduled fer surgery OPs will keep Tina in their prayers! BSV will deliver an amplifier fer ZH, and power supplies fer LNX, to HHC on Thurs. eve. to be used at FD. IXN, AF6C, and HHC talked abt issuing a N6UC certificate to OPs that make a goof during FD setup Seems that Jack Hollander, N6UC, got the honor of naming the award after he put up a beam at FD without the feedline connected! THE TRADITION MUST CONTINUE!! AJE checked in mobile on the way home frm work, and AF6C announced that he has a FBI address for Internet Abuse! MIG said that MIH was busy working ECHO-LINK We cud hear Kevin in the background! AF6C & HHC made a checklist fer the 20m station at FD, and Ken said that XO picked up the beam antennas. BWH will help set up fer FD, go mow the grass, and help tear dwn come Sunday And OPs enjoyed Bobs airing of Newsline #1,401 Seems that BPL is becoming a vy hot issue as politics is overshadowing engineering data in the fight Also Newsline announced that every issue of CQ Magazine is nw on the web! Instant Messaging Networks are on the way! They should be useful in hamming when propagation fails! (Tnx, Bob, Newsline was excellent!) W6TA, BWHs new employer, will be looking to contact W6ZE on FD.
Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in JD, HHC, IXN, CCD,
N8WP(Willie), KB1GZ, CCE, AJE/rm, VKZ, and WK6O(Mike).
AF6C told IXN that his old receiver is a SB-401, and Bob said that BSV made
the FD satellite contact fer the Club. And all
OPs tnxed Kenan, Gordo-KD7BIW, and Mike fer a job well done on 80/75/10m at FD!
admired the 75/80m dipole appropriately placed in the treetops by dead-eye CCE
and his slingshot!
And the 2-element phased inverted-V ant on 40m did a FB job giving
the team gud contacts on FD! HHC eagerly
awaited CCEs preliminary report on 80/75/10m contacts, which Kenan summarily
provided. JD missed the Club FD
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, BSV, AF6C, HHC, N8WP, WF1A(Frank), and BWH. JD said he hopes to work one day at FD next year
before he helps celebrate the XYLs BD., and JD will be at the Club Bfast Sat.
morning. BSV got lucky and worked the XO-50
satellite early Sun. morning on FD!
Tnx fer the points, Carl! Early FD OPs enjoyed AF6Cs extraordinarily
gud coffee, and Bob was interested in IXNs announcement that area OPs might start a
seismic net once more. AF6C needs articles fer
RF, and once more, OPs sent congrats to Gordo on the gud chili at FD! HHC gave a rough summary of FD contacts, etc., and
Ken rushed wid FD teardown last Sunday so that he cud attend a grandharmonics BD
party! OPs passed along kudos to BSV fer the
satellite contact, and WP & KTT presently enjoy living in an RV
Willie plans to
eyeball wid us at Club meeting. Frank, WF1A,
left the XYL bk in
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