06/06/2007 10m Phone Net - W6ZE/AF6C
checked in CF, HHC, IXN, and PFA. CF was Q5
copy at HHCs QTH, but down in the QRN at IXNs QTH. HHC tested a Heil headset in the auto, and Ken said
that the mike picked up sum wind noise, and some kind of VOX would keep both hands on the
And Ken said a Hustler ant. was discussed at COAR meeting last nite,
and, OPI, bk frm
06/06/2007 2m Phone Net - W6ZE/IXN checked
in JD, EVX, CF, KTS, KFW, AF6C, and HHC. JD
attended a COAR meeting at the OPD last nite, and
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in ZG, JD, CF, N1AB, and HHC. CF had
weak sigs at NCs QTH, and JD will try to attend FD.
HHCs rig tried to fly away frm the Net frequency, but didnt
quite make it after Ken inspected all ground connections.
ZG had gud sigs.
Phone Net W6ZE/HHC
checked in KFW, KØBWH, AF6C, CF, JD, KTS, and IXN. HHC
told KFW & OPs more abt the trip to
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in CF, HHC, PFA, IXN, and WU7CC(Ed). CF,
dwn in the QRN, was successfully heard by HHC, partially by AF6C, and 0.5 on the S meter
by IXN. AF6C, not feeling well last Sat.,
postponed visiting IXNs brother, Lee, who had a knee replacement, and, Bob still has
to pick up the saki fer FD! HHC found another
lose connector, and Ken hasnt flown away frm the frequency tonite!
Ken found his sigs improved when he moved frm CW to USB
HHC will leave work at 12:00
noon on Fri., pick up sum lunch, and report to the FD site, and Ken reported zero sunspots
at present! PFA will operate ATV frm the back
of a truck, and Tom said a loaded flagpole makes a nice antenna for those who must fight
PFA, DLA, and AF6C will repair sum more audio readers for the blind
tomorrow. AF6C has ARRL Audio News ready fer
the 2m Net, and all OPs wish Lee a speedy recovery wid the new knee! WU7CC, Ed, frm Salt Lake City, Utah, checked in DX!
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in JD, VDP, N1AB, KI6IUC/m(Chris), HHC, EVX, CF, AF6C, and KFW. Wid WARA & OCARC at the same FD site, JD
expects a nice turnout fer FD, and Lowell will probably show up fer abt 2 hours. VDP, leaving fer the AZ QTH tomorrow, will try to
operate the Club on 40m frm AZ, and Larry plans to visit the upcoming hamfest in Williams,
AZ. AB checked into Net at S2 wid white noise,
and Steve will take two ants. to the FD site, one being a G5RV, on Fri. This will be Chris, IUCs 1st FD,
where he will eyeball wid HHC abt APRS technology. HHC
enjoyed Club meeting last Fri. eve., including the Chip Margolis Video Tape
suggested an OP wheel chair brigade to push Lee around at FD! CF did not copy NC/IXN, and IXN, wid no bars
showing on the S meter, copied CF abt S4. AF6C
& HHC will operate 20m on FD, and maybe a lil GOTA too
Bob will pick up the
traditional bottle of saki, and, the bratwurst will be sorely missed at FD! HHC fired up the SKYPE connection but no BWH tonite
probably didnt get home from bingo in time
EVX checked in, and then Robert kicked bk to await the ARRL
Audio News. KFW/m will bring the generator out
to the FD site at the old Los Alamitos Airstation on Fri
Then Chris has to attend the
christening of his grandson on Sunday! AF6C
then aired ARRL Audio News fer June 15
A bill has been introduced in the Senate to
demand that the FCC investigate BPL interference, notch filtering, etc., to prevent BPL
interference to other communications services
Have you invited local public officials
to visit your FD site?
OK Governor signs PRB-1 legislation into law!
General Class License manule is now available!
Thanks, Bob! ARRL Audio News concluded at 9:30 pm. local time.
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C
checked in JD, CCD, HHC, CF, IXN, KG6ZYN(Chuck), GMU, N6YEU(Fred), HTW, HC, and CCE. JD enjoyed meeting people, and, the great turnout
at FD. CCD heard ZYN in Modesto well, and Tom
liked the antenna arrangements at FD. KG6ZYN,
Chuck, in Modesto began to fade at 19:38 hrs, and HHC said FD was the best ever, wid over
And Ken said the 100 ft. tower wid 40m and 80m CW antennas,
contributed greatly toward the higher scores. ZYN,
Chuck, checked in frm Modesto wid S9 sigs but faded into the QRN abt 8 min. later. All OPs north of CFs QTH copied Nicolas FB,
but southern OPs copied weaker sigs fer CF. Fred,
YEU, west of Santa Rosa, copied CF wid S9 sigs!
IXN lost CF in the QRN
YEU is a
member of the Morin ARC, which joined wid the Redwood Empire ARC fer FD festivities, and,
YEU copied almost all OPs on the Net tonite! HTW
cudnt copy CF, and Hanks old west cowboy hat drew attention at FD! AF6CQ flew in all the way frm Japan to join us fer
CQ is a college professor interested in national field day organizations, and he
wanted to observe FD operations here. HC
checked in wid a small radio problem, using 5W only, Arnie suspects a faulty connector!
HC helped make contacts on 15, 20, 40, and 80m during FD.
CCE checked in at Nets end.
Phone Net W6ZE/IXN
checked in DLA, GMU, CF, VDP, HHC, AF6C, JD, HTW, HC, and BWH/Ø. DLA worked 40m on FD out of the motor home, and
GMU, wid a great FD behind him and enjoying the 10m skip, cudnt copy 10m too well
tonite. IXN and CF missed FD, IXN nurse
maiding Lee, and Nicolas vy busy at work
IXN had CF describe changes is elevation of
his dipole to OPs. VDP, in AZ fer FD wid high
noise level, worked Kristin, PEQ, on 80m at the FD site.
HHC, the best FD ever under his belt, said that AF6CF, a Japanese professor
(JK1PHL), observed FD activities and then returned to Japan to resume classes on Tuesday! HTW, located 600 ft. above La Habra, checked in wid
vy strong sigs. BWH/Ø, wid Linda battling
pneumonia, saw his visiting grandaughter off on her return to CA. And OPs offered kudos to Kristin and Cheryl, and
Rich and Beverly Helmick fer the excellent FD food and meals! HC said the tower 80m ant was an inverted V at 100
The 40m 2 element V beams were oriented ENE, and the 40m Bazooka, strung E&W,
was broadside N&S. JD, abt 3 hrs at the FD
site, lent moral support, enjoyed the ant setup and meeting people. AF6C echoed HHCs FD praises, and then Bob
aired June 22 ARRL Audio news
FD brings Amateur Radio to the community
FD at the
South Pole saw all three McMurdo stations on the air on 40 & 20m throughout FD
ARRL reports a membership around 152,000 members!
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