OCWN CW Net
8/01/2004 40m OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB checked
in IMW, IB, KS6CW, KA6G, VDP, NT, and GVG. After
a couple of rough weeks in Sacramento, UEB & family enjoyed themselves yesterday on a
trip to Lake Arrowhead, Lake Gregory, and Silverwood Lake.
IMW wished NC a belated happy BD,and Ians high speed was due to a weak
battery in the keyer
HI! IB & XYL are
relaxing after having worked communications fer abt 12 hrs for the 50th annual
Tevis 100 Horse Race on Saturday. CW & all
OPs welcomed UEB bk to So. CA., and KA6G asked UEB if he saw the blue moon
Jim told Rick that it will repeat agn in abt 2 yrs. IMW, and VDP too, were both at the TRW Swapmeet,
and Larry said that sales were vy slow! NT had
a sad week
The College Horse suffered an intestinal obstruction and
passed on to Horse Heaven! GVG enjoyed the
long skip in Bonsall this week
IB in Loomis was 589 while nearer
stations were 559 or less!
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in KB1GZ, CCD, K7CWS(Ray), VKZ, HHC, and IXN. Ray, CWS, checked in from Scottsdale, AZ, telling
OPs that he cud hear all of us well, and Ray said that 10m & 6m had been open most of
the day! GZ welcomed CWS to the Net and
invited Ray to a Club meeting fer an eyeball when he visits harmonics in Huntington
Ray was using a 6 element log-periodic ant, wid 5/9 sigs all around out here! CWS & OPs exchanged 10-10 numbers. CCD will be over in AZ next month visiting friends
and family. VKZ, suffering frm a lil
heat exhaustion, had a landline frm N7PA in Utah
Phil said HELLO to the gang
AF6C will call Frank concerning a ride to the Club Bfast come Sat. morning. HHC said CWS had the same sig strength as
And Ken is busy working wid the new E-mail server at work, trying to get the home
computer compatible wid the new system
Ken will miss Aug. Club meeting
Dianne will be off on an R&R trip in Europe. IXN
spouted a lil Latin frm the 1st Chapt. Of Caesar when Ken mentioned the
European rivers upon which he and Dianne will travel!
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, AF6C, and BSV. JD,
wid a headache tonite, has been doing sum
training wid COAR using ATV, wid more exercises coming up.
Lowell said that DLA is bk in KS attending the funeral of his
And JD said that S. Dakota has been having a bad summer wid wind, rain and
hail. AF6C said that we must invite Jeannie
Talcott bk to a Club meeting, and that Jeannie ought to be receiving a copy of
RF. And IXN talked wid GW and Jim
Winn at the music store before Net tonite
AF6C commented on GWs FB artwork done
fer the Wouff Hong ceremony! IXN will try to
find BSV some seismometer plans, and AF6C will re-send IXN an E-mail wid FD summary, etc. Note: Sum
seismic wave radio research (freqs. below 60 Hz) is being conducted at Stanford Univ.,
and, by individuals who have set up low frequency antennas and gear in the Parkfield area.
40m OCWN CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in IMW, IB, KS6CW, KA6G, HKT, GVG, OIO, VDP, and NT. UEB just had a QSO wid a station in WY, and Rick
spent a lot of time yesterday deleting adware frm the family computer, and
soon UEB will be off to do sum SUV shopping! IMW,
wid his coffee nearby found sum life on the HF bands!
IB, rebuilding fences at the QTH, isnt looking forward to the 100 deg.
Temps. In Loomis today. KS6CW found all sigs
readable at the QTH today, and KA6G, working the NA contest fer awhile yesterday, said NCS
had a lil QSB wid his sigs. HKT thanked
UEB fer work done handling the OCWN, and GVG is off to Italy this week and will be bk in
mid Sept.! OIO awaits electrical repairs at
the cabin this weekend, and the fallen tree still must be removed
Ann hopes to be at
the cabin next weekend. VDP, trying to keep
cool, is still trimming his fast growing pepper trees.
NT, wid no NCS sigs showing on the S meter, copied Rick perfectly!
Hill Zoo is minus all horses, the fences are coming down, and Ray will soon be leaving the
QTH on the Hill!
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, HHC, IXN, and VKZ. LDC
announced the Perseid Meteor Shower at 2 am tomorrow morning. IXN told Ops not to expect to see much in
Interested observers should visit a dark, desert site! LDC will pick up the new motorhome on Aug. 24, and
Larry enjoyed the movie Manchurian Candidate.
Ops were sorry to see the demise of 73 Magazine, and HHC, wid
the house torn up, operated the Net frm AF6Cs QTH
Ken was interested in the
auto show announced by LDC, and HHC will be off to Europe by next Wed. Net. AF6C put up a 40m dipole to work K7KF, John, on his
way home frm Japan, and, at 1:00 am on Tues. morning, Bob worked Kingfish vy
successfully! VKZ, trying to beat the heat,
asked AF6C to drop by the shack to solder a couple of Anderson Connectors for him, and
Frank said that he was arranging the pickup to allow the OP to set in the passenger seat. IXN read a short blurp frm Sirius
Astronomer on findings frm the Comet Wild flyby.
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in MPW, N6HRA(Howard), BSV, JD, and AF6C. Howard, HRA, in Coto de Casa, is attempting to set
up an area emergency group. All Ops have HTs
because CR&Rs prevent antennas in their area. MPW,
soon to have a hip replacement, answered many questions on 850 3 GHz cell phone
xmitting installations for IXN
Then Frank said that coverage of the upcoming Olympic
games will come via optics cables to Burbank, CA., for airing over the Networks. BSV told Ops that the Perseid Meteor Shower
originated in Comet Tuttle-Swift, and Carl wished MPW a vy successful hip replacement. IXN asked JD for the name of the contact person for
COAR info. JD said that Debbie Klein,
(714)744-7328, would provide this info., and, that Debbie might come to a future Club
meeting to explain COAR operations! AF6C is
busy getting next RF ready to go, and Bob went to a Boeing employee picnic,
and he also visited a company mountain top transmitting site wid weeds grown up, ready fer
a forest fire to send the transmitting equipment aloft!
And Bob told Ops
abt his successful 40m contact wid K7KF(King Fish) coming home frm Japan. MPW refreshed IXNs memory abt
Kingfish frm the old Amos & Andy show!
W6MTC 40m CW Net
NCS/KA6G checked in BNB, TV, DAZ, WF6A, W6FD, UEB, and CW. OPs welcomed Bob Shrader, W6BNB, frm Sebastopol, to
And dont forget to read Bobs article, Fun With QSK,
in Aug. QST! UEB is off on vacation, and FD
has been trying to check in fer weeks, but we were unable to copy his sigs!
sigs were RST 599, using a new/old YAESU 2100B. CW
reported BNBs sigs RST 589 & 599 at her QTH.
The W6MTC Net meets Saturdays at 8:30 am local time on 7084 KHz. The W6MTC website is not up yet.
OCWN 40m CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in IMW, IB, RND, HKT, KS6CW, KA6G, NT, and KG6SXY(Tony), Oceanside? UEB will need a volunteer NCS next Sun
& family are off on vacation to Boston and Cape Cod!
IMW went to the Fontana Swapmeet Sat
It was vy small, and Ian wondered
if it was worth getting up so early!
gave I a 579c sig rpt, and Casey, just bk frm a business trip in MO & MN, said he was running 10W frm a battery. NCS thanked RND fer offering to take NCS duties nxt
Sunday, and John reported a FB vacation to Henrys Lake in ID, wid visits to Glacier Nat.
Park in MT, Waterton Nat. Park in Canada, and Yellowstone & Grand Teton Nat. Parks in
WY. HKT, wid overcast in Torrance, went to the
Hawthorne Air Fair on Sat., seeing a B17, P51, Wildcat, Hellcat, Skyraider, and a Russian
Homer later saw the B17 flying East over San Pedro Channel! CW listened in, but cud not join, the pre-net QSO
between KA6G & RND
Kathy had to finish breakfast before Net. Noting that RND had a gud time on vacation, Kathy
wished Rick a FB vacation coming up, and told SXY she cud hear him FB. KA6G spent the whole week providing ice water fer a
softball tournament (over 45 games!)
noted that HKT didnt mention any B29s at the Air Fair
Ray flew in B29s as the
Squadron Radio Countermeasures guy! NCS was
only able to pick up bits and pieces of SXYs xmissions, so Rick wud like Tony to
send info. abt power, location and antenna to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in KB1GZ, LDC, CCD, and IXN.
GZ told OPs that Lake Vostok, in the Anarctica, is a double lake, with both
lakes having different histories!
Then OPs passed along congrats to Steve upon
passing his Extra Class exam! LDC suggested
that the Club might look into securing the Elks Park in GG fer next FD
hopes to get a new beam ant., new coax, etc. LDC
enjoyed the article in QST on old rigs, and Larry has a problem wid a switch or pwr
xformer in the 2m amplifier. IXN updated OPs
on sum interesting insights about the Zero Point Field.
CCD and AF6C discussed attaching Anderson connectors to a power cable, then
Tom flew off to din-din. AF6C has
been busy calling past Club members fer a get-together at Sept. Club meeting
that W6RE(Alex), a past Club Pres. & long time Club member, is a Silent Key!
2m Phone Net
OPs were glued to the Boob Tube watching the Olympic Games. But AF6C checked in shortly after W6ZE/IXN opened
the Net. IXN told AF6C that he will add the
W6MTC Net report, sent by HHC, to the Netnews. LAB/JOR
told AF6C that Leroy Sparks is a Silent Key. And
IXN and AF6C talked abt Shelley Trotters (W6BAM) Sturba Curtain ant. that was
erected between two hills at the old QTH.
10m Phone Net
W6ZE/AF6C checked in NOL and IXN. NOL
told AF6C and IXN how to get nearly 100% return on QSL cards!
And Richard said that,
after the ARRL SW Div. Convention, that he and JAY will be off to the Czech Republic fer
the 12th annual ARDF World Championships Sept. 7-11. Then NOL told OPs that he found a website to
download a gud virus checker: www.trendmicro.com. AF6C mentioned a hamfest in Yuma, AZ, come Sept. IXN said the Olympics probably limited Net
check-ins fer tonite, and Bob read a short blurp on meteor showers. AF6C asked IXN to submit an item fer RF
on meteor shower dates.
2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in CCE, AF6C, JD, KFW, BSV, and KTS.
As Net began, IXN checked in WA6BFH(John), and KG6KKG who QSYd to
another freq. CCE missed Club
Kenan was participating in a in-line roller-blade hockey game
And CCE is
now employed at a land mobile accessory company in Brea!
AF6C, IXN, KFW, and BSV all enjoyed the Club program last Fri. eve. On the
re-guying of the KFI Transmission Tower. AF6C
told OPs that he had played sum lacrosse in years back.
JD said that he was under the WX, health-wise, wid headaches and an eye
(one of the many golden years problems
HI!) KFW mentioned Art Sheldons pix in Sept. QST,
but IXN did not receive his Sept. QST, so he was unable to see the pix of Art, K7ZE, on
page 75! KFW told CCE that K6RIX showed the
KFI video at Club meeting, and BSV said that he wud like to have a like adventure
re-guying a commercial radio tower!
And Carl said that those huge guy-line insulators
each weighed abt 120-125 lbs.! KTS, busy wid
the real estate business, and moving to N. Tustin in abt 2 weeks, told OPs that he needs
OPs fer the upcoming MS 150 bike tour on Oct. 2-3, wid 1400 bike riders, starting at Huntington
Beach to Carlsbad on Sat., and continuing to Mission Bay on Sunday
Volunteer OPs will
40m OCWN CW Net
NCS/UEB checked in IB, RND, CW, KA6G, OIO, VDP, NT, and KFW. UEB and family are bk frm a trip to MA and RI where
they visited Boston, Newport, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. IB heard a QNI, but NCS got no return requesting
Then Casey QNXd after telling OPs that he lived in New England fer
many years. RND had gud copy on all OPs, and
John and OPs welcomed UEB bk from his New England trip
And RND grew up in
Connecticut, going bk to his old stamping grounds every few years. CW was able to distinguish NTs fist at
check-in when Ray sent the first letter of his call sign!
KA6G had sum QSB on NCSs sigs, and Jim said that the speed has been
increased to 20 WPM on the MTC Net! OIO had a
lens implant on Wednesday, and the world of color has now been revealed
paid $78 for a county permit to hook a power line to the cabin. VDP checked in and kicked bk to enjoy the Net and
nice WX. NT, getting into the swing of moving,
sold the barn for more than he paid for it 30 yrs ago
HI! And KFW is still getting his feet on the ground
after his two month trip bk East.
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