3/7/2012 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in WB6IXN, W6HHC, KE6YHX, W6JTT, N8AE, and N8UZE.  AF6C & HHC went to a Baker-to-Vegas communications meeting last nite and Ken said that the Santa Ana Fire Dept. is now under the control of the Orange County Fire Authority!  YHX, inventories all of his emergency supplies and equipment, and, Corey warned all OPs to ‘junp ahead’ one hour come Sunday nite.  JTT heard HHC & YHX S7, but the rest of us were down in the QRN!  AE traveled home from work under a beautiful moon tonite, and Carl will be up in the Sacramento area Thur., Fri., and Saturday.  IXN will include AF6C’s Feb. Net Notes in the March Netnews.  UZE is trying to catch up on a back log of QSL cards,including one from Djibouti.

3/7/2012 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KR6J, N8AE, N8UZE, W6JTT, KE6YHZ, AF6C, KJ6RUD(Charlie), and Robert, EVX.  KR6J is researching an internship wid Orange County Communications, and JTT is experiencing high QRN at the QTH on 10m!...IXN suggested Sam use an AM radio to check for a noise source in the QTH and surrounding neighborhood.  AE will be working 6 days a week which will put a crimp in his wild life photography and hamming!  UZE now gets AE off to bed early since Carl must rise very early to get to work on time in the Chino area!   YHX must connect a grounding cable to a steel metal plate and is looking for the best way to do this.  AF6C suggested changing Carl’s call name ‘Always Eating’ to ‘American Eagle’ after viewing Carl’s FB collection of wildlife pictures!  NC had to have KJ6RUD’s(Charlie) info relayed, for RUD just broke the squelch at IXN’s QTH!...Charles is a Tech…Charles Painter lives in east Anaheim, CA.  Robert, KF6EVX, checked in to announce a need for OPs at the ‘Donate for Life’ event to be held in Brea, CA…35 OPs are needed…If interested call Gene at 714-680-4258…Tnx, Robert.


3/14/2012 10M Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in N8AE, N8UZE, W6UX, WB6IXN, KE6YHX, W6HHC, N6HC, W6JTT, and K6DNR.  AE got home a ’lil early from work giving him time to check into Net…Carl told us he delivers printing press rollers and other heavy items for his company, and his heavy work schedule forced him to resign as V. Pres. Of the Club.  UZE will be guest speaker for the April Club meeting, speaking on on ‘The Logbook of the World’…And Dee works for Fisker Karma making plush automobiles for high-end clientele.  AF6C got bids to replace a termite-infested fence gate and Bob told OPs the soldering kits came in yesterday for the upcoming soldering class.  UX announce chaotic DX conditions due to numerous sunspots activity, but Jeff said 20m was open last nite…UX also suggested AE drive out thru Live Oak Canyon for a pleasant nature trip.  YHX lost, and replaced, some 2KO resistors for the WX station, and Corey gave S-meter sig reports to all OPs.   IXN doesn’t think much of the 1-2 inch rain report for the weekend, and HHC comments briefly on AE’s heavy work week, and, Dee comments to Ken that the electric vehicles she works on are very, every quiet-running.  We are all looking forward to HC’s upcoming presentation on the recent Kiribati DXpedition at March Club meeting, and, Arnie is busy preparing the hill back of the QTH for fire inspection!   JTT was down in the QRN at IXN’s QTH, and DNR, switching to the other antenna, looks forward to Arnie’s presentation on the Kiribati DXpedition come Friday nite!


3/14/2012 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KJ6LHA, W6JTT, KJ6UJA, K6DNR, W6UX, KE6YHX, KFEVX, AF6CF, AF6C, N8AE, and KJ6OML.  LHA resolved a rig problem at the ‘Candy Store’, and UJA received congrats from OPs on her new Tech license.  DNR is busy working on some American Legion stuff, and, reading the mail.  UX, GEP, KR6J, and others are preparing for the Anacapa Island DXpedition come July, and, Jeff recently worked a midwest station on 100 mw!  YHX looks forward to the soldering class, and, he and IXN briefly discussed the 6.8 earthquake off the coast of Japan.  EVX once again announced a need for 35 communications OPs for the ‘Donate for Life ‘ event…Contact Gene at for more info., or, call him at (714)680-4258.  CF just got back from a business trip to Central America, and both GPU & CF missed a gud astronomy club lecture on star motion and possible dark matter effects in galactic clusters.  AF6C will give more info. abt the upcoming soldering class at Club meeting Fri. Eve., and, Bob suggested maybe having another soldering class on Field Day!...AF6C handled Braille Institute repairs by himself today in DLA’s absence.  OML plans to attend Club meeting Friday, and AE plans for another delivery trip in Central California. 


3/21/2012 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in KE6YHX, W6JTT, W6HHC, WB6IXN, WB9YCJ, N6HC, K6DNR, KJ6NGF, and N8AE.  AF6C, wid a ’lil cough at Net’s beginning, worked on book machine repairs at Braille Institute today, and Bob & YHX discussed soldering lugs for grounding.  JTT, down in the QRN at IXN and HHC QTHs, and HC reporting hum on Sam’s sigs, was using the dipole ant. Tonite.  HHC & IXN enjoyed HC’s talk on the Christmas Island DXpedition at Club meeting last Fri. eve., and HHC or AF6C may have the coax connector that HC is looking for. HHC & AF6C briefly discussed a dice game that challenged OPs are solving, and, IXN read a small article from Sirius Astronomer on the extension of black matter between galaxies.  YCJ, away from the Net for awhile, is now off Tue. & Wed. eves., so Ken will once again join us frm the QTH & Angel Stadium reporting  on Angel games and the ‘fairer sex’ and the 25 mil player Robert Pulholz.  All OPs at Club meeting thoroughly enjoyed HC’s presentation on the Christmas Island DXpedition, and Arnie said that he has many more DXpedition stories he didn’t even mention!  IXN & YHX briefly mentioned the 7.4 EQ that took place near the Oxaca/Guerrero border abt 60 mi from Acapulco where President Obama’s daughter was on Spring Break!  DNR, taking care of personal business tonite, ‘flew in and flew out’.  KJ6NGF(Ted), a new Club member from Orange, was welcomed to the Net by OPs!  AE got home at 6:30 pm, joined us on the Net, got more QSL cards last weekend, will not be on 2m tonite, but will be in the hot-tub!


3/21/2012 2m Phone Net – WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, W6JTT, KJ6LHA, K6DNR, and KR6J.  YHX and IXN briefly discussed the 7.4 EQ in Mexico, and, all OPs had strong sigs tonite.  On 10m, Corey gave all OPs their sig strengths tonite.  YHX reported hearing strong Rayleigh waves from the Mexican quake at the QTH!  JTT & IXN discussed weak sigs on 10m…Sam was on the dipole ant., and IXN is vertically polarized on the vertical accounting for part of the weak sigs.  LHA, enjoying the nice WX, was kicked back listening to the Net, and DNR, previously on the RACES Net, joined us near Net’s end.  KR6J, no cycling until December, is busy wid school and working on an internship, installing a radio in the truck, and a possible presentation to the Club.


3/28/2012 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in W6UX, WB6IXN, W6HHC, KE6YHX, and K6DNR.  UX will attend the soldering class at HHC’s QTH Saturday…And Jeff made at least 860 contacts in the WPX Contest last weekend.  IXN congrats YHX on monitoring the OC Wireless Net last Sunday morning, and AF6C left 6 Talking Book unit unrepaired, and 8 Units repaired after volunteering at Braille Institute today, and, after Bob’s next Heathkit article in the Newsletter, he’ll pose a Heathkit question for DNR to answer!  HHC & AF6C briefly discussed a Treasurer’s report for the Newsletter, and HHC talked about an interesting antenna for UHF, a panel antenna wid 6 four way loops of wire and a reflector behind it…Ken plans a future article on this antenna!  DNR joined us after the RACES Net and ‘kicked back’ to listen to the Net. 


3/28/2012 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, W6JTT, KR6J, K6DNR, KJ6LHA, AF6CF, W6UX, and W6GMU.  YHX is still working on his WX station project, and JTT, all wid colds at the QTH, cudn’t hear OPs on 10m over the ambient noise level, and, family members are packing parachutes for a Teddy Bear drop in the northern provinces of Afghanistan!  KR6J, glad to be on Spring break, is still working on an internship wid sheriff dept. communications, and Kenan ponders giving a future talk to the Club on HF mobile installation.  DNR and IXN briefly discuss cleaning up the shack, and, LHA’s daughter, Kimberly, is down wid the flu so Ping is down in Seal Beach helping Kimberly wid chores!  CF hears “DX” station KR6J well tonite, and IXN tells CF & GMU to check out Dark Matter blurp in their Serious Astronomer Newsletter.  UX works unique prefixes, DX, as the bands continue to stay open for longer periods of time!  GMU copied all OPs but Kenan, got N. Cook & S. Cook Islands DX.  Tbe OCARC needs a new Club Vice President to replace N8AE who just got a new job that interferres with his time.!


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