10/5/2011 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in N8AE, WB6IXN, W6UX, and KE6YHX.  AE said he worked W6ZE from the QTH in Michigan on June 24, 2007 during FD.  Carl listened today on 10, 15, and 12m, and is trying to sell stuff he has stored back in Michigan. Af6C said that HHC is still on vacation back in Pittsburgh, PA.   Bob said Steve Jobs, the Apple guru, passed away today at age 57, from pancreatic cancer.  UX gave a quick report on the ‘CA QSO Party in the Park’!...At least 10 different Ops dropped in towork 10, 15, and 20m!  Using HC’s very quiet generator, they amassed over 600 QSOs…FB, Ops!...They had 3 stations and worked all states but Vermont!  AE & Dee worked Kiribati last Sunday.  YHX picked up a new Geiger Counter for emergency purposes, and is learning all of its features.  IXN got the fence painted just before the rain, and Bob is still working on his computer connection to the Internet.


10/5/2011 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in N8AE/m, KE6YHX, KJ6LHA, W6JTT, W6CMU, and AF6CF.  AE checked in mobile on the way to the store and rejoined us later also mobile…Dee was watching a program on TV.  LHA’s antenna came thru the rain FB.  Rain stopped all work for JTT outside,  but rain was A-OK fer Sam. El Presidente, GMU, reminded all Ops to get items ready fer the Club Auction this month, and, the Club Board Meeting this Saturday.  Paul is also looking forward to another ‘QSO Party in the Park’!   No leaking roof at CF’s QTH, but the rain did keep Nicholas from moving ‘out & about’ today.


10/12/2011 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB6IXN, W6HHC, KE6YHX, KB6CJZ, W6JTT, and K6DNR.   AF6C and DLA, Bruce, repaired talking book machines at Braille Institute today.  Bob managed to trim some bushes at the QTH.   AF6C has a small Heathkit article in the Club Newsletter, and, next month will feature a larger Heathkit article!  Bob managed to work a ’lil DX to Portugal and France.  IXN read a small article on a diamond planet discovered in the Constellation of Serpens.   HHC reported on his cold and rainy trip back to Pittsburgh, PA.  YHX, getting ready for Halloween, reported 84 degs in the QTH after triple digit temperatures outside today!  CJZ and IXN are both preparing for the Club Auction.  JTT, experiencing some band fading, will be looking for old vacuum tubes at the Club Auction.  DNR joined us on the Net after exiting the RACES Net, and Bob is looking forward to the new Heathkit products unvailing!


10/12/2011 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6JTT, KR6J, W6HHC, K6VDP, AF6C/HT, K6DNR, KE6YHX, and KC6OML.  JTT, back in school, may attend the Club Auction.  HHC & Diane enjoyed the yellow, falling leaves in PA. and VA. On their trip back East…Too bad the trip was cold and wet!  VDP/7 was heard FB on the 40m CW Wireless Net last Sunday as he and Homer, W6HKT, prepared to do some back-roading in AZ.  AF6C said he has some old vacuum tubes, and Bob has a Data Controller he got from VKZ, Frank, that he will bring to the Club Auction.  DNR will visit the Club Auction if his schedule permits.    YHX is preparing a new pair of leather pants for his Darth Vader Halloween Costume…Corey plans to bring a Kenwood TM-241 to the Club Auction.  KR6J, back in school, checked in wid strong sigs.


10/19/2011 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in N8AE, WB6IXN, W6HHC, KE6YHX, and K6DNR.  AE was at a park in Seal Beach when he heard the response to the Beauty Parlor shootings, and, Carl volunteered time working the AR station on the Queen Mary, and he heard T32C on 15m and also TV3T.  AF6C heard Hawaii and San Francisco on 10m, and Bob helped repair talking book  machines at Braille Institute today.  Ixn is ready for the Club Auction and finished making head rest covers for the auto.  HHC reported 10m wide open, is looking forward to the Club Auction Fri. eve., and is happy to have Diane back from VA.   Ken also mentioned that Tim, K6GEP, contacted wid Arnie during the T32C Dxpedition.  YHX now has a microphone for the rig he will auction off Friday eve.   DNR, over from the RACES Net, has been working some great DX on 10m, and, he and AF6C are awaiting news that Heathkit may be making ham gear in the future.


10/19/2011 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, KJ6LHA, K6DNR, W6JTT, K6VDP, AF6C, N8AE, KI6UCN, KC6OML, and N2CNC/m.  YHX is ready fer the Club Auction, but not Halloween, and LHA will keep his eye open for old time portable gear at the Auction.  DNR is NC for the International 10-10 Net, and, we’ll see Bob at the Auction Fri. eve.  And Hart, KI6UCN, checked into Net wid great sigs from Calla Mesa, and we hope Hart will be a stranger to future Club nets!  Gene, OML, will attend the Auction where he expects to pick up some much needed ham gear, and VDP will make a donation to the Club Auction…Larry has been a participant in club auctions for the past 35 to 40 years!  AF6C will need help to get all of his auction items upstairs to the meeting room at the Red Cross.  AE reported strong sigs from Atlee, CNC, in Calla Mesa.  Carl said 10m has been open mornings, but not consistently…AE has worked 26 countries and 23 states since July 1st, and Carl has some new rattle snake pix on the laptop.  Atlee, CNC, dropped into Net wid strong sigs…We hope Atlee can attend the Club Auction.


10/26/2011 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C and KE6YHX (phone call fer AF6C) checked in KE6YHX, WB6IXN, W6HHC, W6JTT, K6DNR, and W6UX.  YHX will be NC for the 10m Net (Tnx, Corey!) come Wed., Nov. 2, and, IXN asks for volunteers to NC the 2m Net.   The OCARC thanks Chip, N7JA, Ken, W6HHC, Bob, AF6C, and Nicolas, AF6CF for handling our very successful Club Auction last meeting…Congrats, OPs!  HHC said the Club is once again ‘in the blue’!  And Ken told us about his OP friend back in 3-land, W3IOP, and his new antenna which helped him to work T32C.   AF6C got his flu shot. He & HHC briefly discussed MacIntosh PDF files.  JTT checked in from Laughlin, NV, experiencing high QRN, and DNR, over from the RACES Net, having other commitments last Fri. eve., missed the Club Auction.  UX has 3 computers, all wid different operating systems!…And Jeff has 13 contacts wid T32C!…Now Jeff is ‘gearing up’ for more DX contacts this weekend.


10/26/2011 2m phone net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6GMU, W6JTT, KE6YHX, K6VDP, KI6AZQ(Phillip), KJ6LHA, K6DNR, AF6C/HT, and KC6OML.  IXN’s call for a 2m NC was accepted by Bob, K6DNR, who will be 2m Net NC on the Nov. 2 Net…Tnx, Bob!  Again, OPs thank our auction crew (listed above), for a job well done last Fri. eve.  GMU has been busy working DX. And Paul bought IXN’s mutual conductance tube tester at the Auction.  YHX is researching power supplies, and Corey awaits IXN’s earthquake model that will show strike, dip, and rake.  VDP’s big move to AZ takes place next Tuesday, although Larry will be around here for awhile taking care of odds & ends for awhile.  Phil, KI6AZQ, checked into Net from Vista, CA, near San Diego, wid 5/9 sigs at NC’s QTH!…We hope Phil will be a regular checkin from the San Diego area!  LHA has been busy installing ham gear in the auto, and Steve passed on info abt RACES fire danger warning for the upcoming dry WX spell!  DNR heard AZQ in Vista FB at his QTH.


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