09/07/2011 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W6HHC, AF6C, N8AE, N8UZE, KB6CJZ, WB6IXN, N6HC, and W6JTT.  We thank YHX for assuming NC duties!  YHX updated OPs on the WX news and Corey plans to build a power supply for the WX station.  CJZ did sum barbecuing over the Labor Day weekend & Robbie monitored the British DATV program.  IXN, nursing a stiff neck, checked into Net later…He forgot to tune the antenna tuner.   AE, in the wildlife preserve, hears a noise behind him and turns around in time to capture a pix of two coyotes!  UZE & AE make shishkabobs over Labor Day.  AF6C & IXN both agree that SCE’s new electric meters should not interfere wid ham communications.  However, we will remain vigilant during their trial period!  HHC plans a future look at AE’s wildlife pix, and AF6C has a spot on his laser printer drum that is very difficult to remove!  Most OPs are planning to attend HAMCON in Torrance, and JTT ‘flew in & flew out’ due to bad band condx at the QTH. Wid the high temp, HC is staying inside wid the air conditioner!


09/07/2011 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W66JTT, KE6YHX, WB9YCJ, AF6C, KR6J, KJ6LHA, W6HHC, K6MOP, and N8AE.  Wid the high heat, JTT still exercises, but finds plenty of time to splash in the pool!  YHX announced cancellation of the Club Bfast Saturday…HAMCON!..And Corey plans to purchase a 100W solar panel for around $350, for emergency use.  AF6C and IXN both experience bank hassles, and AF6C will be off to HAMCON come the weekend.  YCJ finds himself at Angel Stadium watching the Angels wid one eye, and the other on the beautiful, young Japanese ladies who eye their hero, Angel Suzuki Eechero!  KR6J has been battling a persistent case of bronchitis for the past 2 weeks as Kenan plans to attend a commercial show back in the Northeast next weekend…Kenan & XYL, like Carl & Dee, have installed a hummingbird feeder out on the deck…And Kenan plans to attend Chip Margelli’s presentation at HAMCON.  Mike, K6MOP, checked in from Chatsworth wid strong sigs. N8AE told OPs abt the 2 coyotes he recently photographed at the Bolsa Chica Game Preserve.


09/14/2011 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in N8AE, N8UZE, KE6YHX, KB6CFZ, WB6IXN, W6HHC, K6DNR, and N6HC.  AE has been taking pix at the Bolsa Chica Nature Preserve, and, Carl finds Hamventions to be a ’lil expensive for retired hams.  AF6C spent time at the Braille Institute repairing digital talking books and mentioned .1 inch of rain & sum hail from the weekend storm.  UZE & Carl spend about 2 hours per week visiting a different park in the Southland, and YHX worked Colombia, mobile from the rig in the truck.  CJZ experienced high QRN tonite.  HHC has a DATV presentation using SKYPE this weekend, and Ken & Diane are off on a trip to Pittsburgh soon.  IXN gave the parameters of the small earthquake west of Beaumont (4.1m).  DNR is looking forward to the release of the new Heathkits as Bob joined us after 73 wid the RACES Net.  HC briefly discussed the parameters of QSL cards wid YHX, and Arnie and AF6C are looking forward to the Penn State/Temple football game.


9/14/2011 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in K6DNR, KJ6LHA, KE6YHX, N8AE, AF6CF, AF6C, and KE6OML. DNR said Hamventions are getting too big and too spread out.  LHA had an old car towed away this week as Steve studies to increase his ham license.  AE might attend a repeater meeting on Catalina Is. Saturday, and Carl may help man the radio station on the Queen Mary come Sunday.  AF6C reminds all about Club meeting Friday eve., and Bob thinks a postcard now mails for .29 cents.  YHX is thinking about using a 4”x6” QSL card, and Corey missed the small earthquake west of Beaumont this morning. CF & UME enjoyed the Hamvention, and UME was too tired to join us tonite after traveling all week.


9/21/2011 19m Phone Net – W6ZE/W6HHC checked in N6HC, KE6YHX, WB6IXN, W6UX, AF6C, W6JTT, and KB6CJZ.  HHC enjoyed ARRL Div. Dir. Marty’s talk on the ARRL last Fri. eve., and HAMCON;  Ken will check wid CF on plans for a solar panel battery charger.  HC reported increase in sunspots, and Arnie and N6RX are off on another DXpedition, T30C, in the South Pacific…HC will leave in a week for Honolulu.  IXN reads blurp about a 2-day warning for new sunspots, and Bob is painting a fence.  HC worked new DX on 12m, and YHX gave a WX report from his WX station…Corey will replace the WX station batteries, soon, wid a power supply.  UX has been renovating the QTH since April, but Jeff has the antennas back up, and, using HC’s generator, is looking forward to the CQ & RTY Contests this weekend!  AF6C & DLA volunteered at Braille Institute today doing repair work, and Bob is having a broken planter at the QTH repaired…If you want to help repair reading book machines at Braille Institute, contact AF6C!.  CJZ had a ‘gud time’operating in the Microwave Contest over last weekend in the Brea hills…We have now renamed their site ‘Ant Hill’ since their station was located amongst nests of fire ants! JTT experienced QRN tonite, and Sam was in his alternate QTH, Idyllwild, last week.


9/21/11 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, AF6C, AF6CF, W6HHC, K6VDP, N2CNC, K6DNR, KJ6LHA, N8AE, W6FKX/m, W6JTT, NI6E/m, KJ6OML, N8AE, and W6JTT.   YHX made a power supply for the Work Station, IXN continues work on a QTH fence, and AF6C is pleased wid the new planter at the QTH.  AF6C reports sunspot activity elevated.  CF attended HAMCON, announced an Oct. 1 Swapmeet, and, reminded OPs to get ready fer the Oct. Club Auction!  HHC & Diane are off to Pittsburgh, PA., fer sum R&R…Ken has tickets fer a Pitt football game next Thursday eve.  HHC is interested in an emergency solar battery charger for use in a disaster.  VDP plans to remove a plant blacking his driveway and Larry enjoys tha HAMNATION website, and on the way back from the AZ QTH to Costa Mesa, Larry is slowed by a truck fire.  DNR was unable to hear 10m NC tonite, and he got the Heathkit computer address from AF6C.  LHA is looking for a PR Sensor Antenna Switch, and OPs discuss CERT membership requirements.  IXN enjoyed ‘eyeballing’ wid Gene, KJ6OML, and XYL, June, KJ6QZO, at last Club Meeting.


9/28/2011 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in N8AE, N6UX, WB6IXN, K6DNR, and W6JTT.  AF6C’s mom is in the hospital, and Bob picked up his sister at the airport.  AE just got XYL Dee back from Michigan.  And Carl went over to UX’s QTH to check out Jeff’s RTTY setup.  OPs reported that 10m has been open during the day, also confirmed by DNR who has been working the 10-10 Net.  JTT checked in and kicks back to monitor the Net, and OPs are getting ready for th CA QSO Party ‘in the park’! IXN is trying to solve problems wid a recalcitrant computer!


9/28/2011 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in K6DNR, W6JTT, K6LHA, WB9YCJ, and AF6CF.  DNR said that 10m has been open FB in the morning, and Bob is enjoying quiet conditions on 2m tonite.  JTT has been working on antennas…His neighbor’s morning glory vines are growing on them!  YCJ broke up badly tonite…Ken was probably mobile at check-in!  CF checked in wid gud sigs, and we missed el Presidente tonite!  LHA also had FB sigs tonite.


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