10/06/2010 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/W6HHC checked in KE6YHX, WB9YCJ, NI6E, WB6IXN, K6DNR, and AF6C.  YHX gave sig reports for all OPs, and Corey will be sporting a new laptop 1400CX computer!  YCJ, experiencing a cable Internet blackout, just go back from the Chicago area where he attended a Hamfest.  HHC said the Countywide RACES exercise last weekend went well, wid COAR participating wid successful DATV from the Santiago Cnyn Road/Cannon Road area back to the OPD!  IXN checked in wid clean teeth after a visit to the dentist, and NI6E, perched on Signal Peak near Newport Beach, was working the ‘432 Sprint’ split…432.10 USB, and 446.0 FM.  DNR inquired about the upcoming Club Auction on Oct. 15.  AF6C will air ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net…And Bob & PFA will be off to the Braile Institute to repair Audio Book machines tomorrow.


10/06/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6GMU, N8UZE, KE6YHX, W6HHC, K6VDP, NI6E, and AF6C.  GMU & CF checked out  the upcoming Club Portable in the Park Event site saying it was ‘A-OK’!  HHC repeated NI6E’s frequencies for the 432 MHz Sprint Exercise, and Ken reported on the successful DATV communications to the OPD during the Countywide RACES Event over last weekend.  YHX is still waiting for parts for the seismometer project.  IXN reported that the frequency variation in the San Sevaine signal varies with his heartbeat!  UZE checked in and then kicked back to watch Jesus Christ Superstar.  VDP went to the Antique Radio Club meeting in Fullerton last weekend, gave NI6E another ‘432 Sprint’ contact, and Larry will attend the Club Auction.  AF6C, busy during the 10m Net, passed NC duties to HHC…Then Bob prepared the ARRL Audio News Podcast for Sept. 30, 2010, which he aired on 2m at 20:57 hrs…The Digital Communication Conference on Sept. 24, 25, and 26 was well covered, including Software Designed Radio, also Team USA at the ARDF worldwide competition.  ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:16 hrs…(Tnx, Bob!)


10/13/2010 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in W6HHC, K6CCD, KE6YHX, and WB6IXN.  HHC said there will be a reel-to-reel tape recorder on auction at Friday Club meeting, and Ken said some more Baker-to-Vegas pix are up on the website…After announcing that he will be attending his high school reunion in Mckees Rocks, PA, Ken reminded OPs to get ready for the ‘Portable in the Park’ Club event on Nov. 6.  YHX said IXN’s sigs were weak tonite, but gave 5/9 sig reports to other OPs.  CCD got back from an enjoyable trip to Japan with over 1400 pictures!...and Tom worked Tahiti on 28400 MHz tonite!  IXN mentioned continuing seismic activity in both northern & southern CA.   AF6C plans to attend the Club Halloween Party at Dan and Christin’s QTH on Oct. 30…And Bob’s 7 year old computer crashed, so we will not air the ARRL Audio News on the 2m Net tonite…AF6C also said that Action Electronics on Edinger near the railroad tracks has closed!


10/13/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, AF6C, and W6HHC.  YHX & IXN discussed two quiet spots on the San Andreas Fault near the Grapevine area, and Corey got a double ‘A’ battery holder for use in the analogue circuits seismometer.  AF6C put a new battery in the auto, and Bob is using the old EICOM rig tonite.  Ken & Robbie relax a little after the TAPR DCC presentation. and HHC is now helping the TAPR Webmaster organize papers, abstracts, etc., on the TAPR website.  IXN will bring an old MX-80 printer, with manual to the club Auction.


10/20/2010 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB9YCJ, WB6IXN, W6UX, and KE6YHX.  YCJ has been watching the World Series, asked about the Club Auction, and told OPs the new Kenwood TS-590 rig fer abt $1799.  IXN got the Bearcat Scanner working that he picked up at the auction, and Bob told OPs abt a new carbon material, graphene, that may soon appear in our rigs!  AF6C got the old hard druve up & running, pulled weeds, and will complete thinning the ‘Bird-of-Paradise’ plsnt.  UX wonders if graphene bicycle frames may appear on the market soon, and Jeff continues to bike ride even in the rain!  YHX, wid strong sigs, wondered if graphene is anything like diamond, and, Corey reminded OPs abt the earthquake drill tomorrow morning.


10/20/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in K6VDP, KE6HEU, Dave, in GG, W6UX, KE6YHX, AF6C, K6FKV, and W6HTW.  VDP, wid bad rain yesterday, found 10, 12, and 15m open, so Larry worked Cuba on 12m CW!   UX, wid thunder & lightning & rain in Irvine, has bicycled in the rain 3 or 4 times!...And Jeff told OPs that painted lines in roadways are especially slippery when riding in the rain!  YHX will set his seismometer to oscillate during strong earthquakes, and Cory checked in wid strong sigs using 10W tonite.  IXN failed AF6C’s test for best conducting metals (Ag, Au, Cu, and Al), and Bob will air ARRL Audio News at Net’s end…A vy successful Auction kept HHC & AF6C busy till almost midnite last Fri. eve!  FKV, in Simi Valley, ‘flew in and flew out’, and HTW, in La Habra Heights, saw beautiful displays of lightning during the past storms!  HEU had strong sigs at NC’s QTH,as we welcomed Dave to the Net.  AF6C then aired the Oct 14 ARRL Audio News at 21:00 hrs local time…OPs played a crucial role wid emergency & welfare traffic during the 69 day underground ordeal of the Chilean trapped miners!...The JOTA International Scouting Event (Jamboree On The Air) took place Oct. 15-17…(Tnx, Bob!)  ARRL Audio News concluded at 21:19:50 hrs local time.


10/27/2010 10m Phone Net – AF6C/W6ZE checked in WB6IXN, W6HHC, and NI6E(Peter).  The Giants were on their way to winning the 1st game of the World Series, and IXN had previously replaced an errant flapper in brother Lee’s toilet.  HHC returned from an enjoyable 50th Highschool Class Reunion in Pittsburgh, PA., where Ken took in a Pitt Panther football game as a sidelight!...(Both Pitt & Penn State won their games!)  AF6C, a guest of the Braille Institute in LA, learned about new Book Machines and Bob viewed the new Service Manule.  NI6E checked in on an inverted V ant. but was down in the QRN at HHC’s QTH.  HHC & IXN briefly remembered buildings gone now at ‘Old Pitt’!


10/27/2010 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6GMU, AF6CF, W6HHC, KE6HEU, and AF6C.  GMU wants to know if anyone is in the market for a Toyota!...Paul is thrilled with the CW performance of the new ICOM 7600!   CF is preparing for the upcoming OCARC FD in the Park on Nov 6!  CF & HHC briefly discussed a meeting wid the Santa Ana ARES Team before a joint meeting wid COAR.  IXN says that , Skip, Ken, & Bob, shud all receive kudos from the Club on a GREAT AUCTION!...HHC said the Club treasury received 600+ dollars profit!  HHC reported that Pitt has now consumed most of the Oakland area!  HEU, near the Valley View/22 fwy, checkd in using Motorola/Spectra equipment tonite!  AF6C checked in at net’s end, and, after a busy day at the attorneys working on inheritance topics, everything else had to wait!  We will have ARRL Audio News next week.


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