12/5/2012 10M Phone Net – Between visiting his mom, house cleaning in preparation for his sister’s visit, and the Club Christmas dinner, and, a necessary washing machine repair, AF6C relinquished NC duties to Corey, YHX who QNI’d the Net wid weak sigs.  While Corey was finding a faulty connector, W6HHC assumed NC duties.  Checked into Net were KE6YHX, W6HHC, WB6IXN, W6JTT, N8AE, N8UZE, AF6C, and K6DNR.   (KJ6UJF is Charles Houston in Tustin).  HHC said AF6CF has editor duties fer next ‘RF’, and, we expect over 50 people to attend the Club Christmas dinner.  JTT could copy HHC but no other Net OPs tonite.  IXN said we should be getting some sunshine in the next few days, and Bob heard all Net check-ins tonite!  AE, and many OPs, had high QRN tonite, probably from electrified nearby Christmas trimmings.   UZE enjoys being alone now & then always wid lots of work at home.   DNR cud not hear most OPs tonite…Bob will check in on 2m later.


12/5/2012 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in W6GMU, KJ6OML, K6DNR, KJ6LHA, KJ6UJA, W6JTT, AF6C, N8AE, and N8UZE.  GMU told OPs that checks for the Club Christmas dinner should be sent in ASAP.  AF6C, wid most reservations in for the Christmas dinner, said last minute checks can also be taken at the restaurant.  AF6C has the tree up, but not decorated.  OML tried to check in on 10m tonite but was lost in the QRN.  DNR and IXN will not attend the Club Christmas dinner…Too many irons in the fire!  LHA attended a BD dinner yesterday, and UJA is busy wid Christmas celebration at Disneyland.  JTT said some OPs were vy weak on 10m tonite, and we didn’t hear Sam check in on 2m from Idyllwild just before TG.  AF6C’s sister will be in for a short visit from the East Coast and Bob will attend the Christmas Dinner at Jaegerhaus come Friday.  AE and UZE will be in Alabama fer Christmas, AE used his new camera at the Bolsa Chica Nature Conservancy.  AE & UZE also saw Kristin K6PEQ & Dan N6PEQ at the Car Show Sunday after TG.


12/12/2012 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in KE6YHX, KJ6OML, WB6IXN, W6HHC, and K6DNR.  YHX said all OPs at the Christmas party had a gud time, then Corey was off to study for a test tomorrow.   DLA, AF6C, and OML cleaned up all Talking Book machines at Braille Institute today.  OML said the sauerkraut & meat at Jaegerhaus was excellent!...Then Gene was off to study fer a driving test on Friday.  IXN got San Sevaine seismometer sigs back in the shack and looks for unsettled WX throughout the weekend.   AE anticipates seeing N8AE’s pix of the Club Christmas dinner, and HHC hopes to make a collage of pix for the webpage.  AF6C & HHC discussed the pros & cons of current flowing in the shield of a shielded cable.  Then Ken was off to work on a design problem for the DATV project. DNR, in from the RACES Net, & IXN were not at the Christmas dinner.  AF6C & his sister (visiting from back East) enjoyed the Christmas dinner & party.


12/12/2012 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in N6NBV, W6JTT, KJ6DML, K6DNR, N6RU(Richard), KE6YHX, KJ6LHA, and KJ6UJA.  NBV, fighting a cold, was not at the Christmas dinner, and Steve’s daughter is ready fer college Christmas vacation.  JTT & DNR relayed RU’s comments from Lakewood to NC who could only hear Richard down in the QRN…RU will have a better antenna in the near future!  OML, wid gud sigs, will experiment moving the antenna up a few feet, and IXN thanked JTT & DNR fer relay duties.  YHX, tired after studying fer a test tomorrow, checked in to say HI to the Net.  And IXN said he detects wind blowing in the San Gabriel Mts. on the seismometer.  LHA & UJA are kicked back listening to the Net, and UJA says Christmas crowds are increasing at Disneyland.


12/19/12 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in W6HHC, N6HC, KE6YHX, KJ6OML, WB9YCJ, WB6IXN, W6JTT, K6DNR, W6UX, and N6NBV.  FB checkin, OPs!  AF6C woke up to 36 deg. F. at the QTH this AM., and Bob and OML had a light service day at Braille Institute, and, does anyone know where the clear plastic temporary membership ‘slip-in-a-call’ badges with a pin on the back are located?...Former Membership Chairmen…If they are at your QTH, please bring them to Club meeting and return them to AF6C, Bob Eckweiler…THANKS!  AF6C & HHC enjoyed YHX’s article in the Newsletter on grounding at his Shack.  HHC briefly discussed the ATV magazine, and IXN got an email from K6HTN, Dr. Kate Hutton.  HC noted tonite’s gud checkin, and Arnie mentioned a doomsday station, and, the upcoming end of the Mayan Calendar.  YHX got the Christmas tree up and will put lights on it tomorrow.  IXN warned OPs to cover sensitive plants…Frost tonite!  YCJ got a new Kenwood TS-590-S, and Ken awaits the beginning of the baseball season in eight weeks!  JTT, running barefoot, copying stations well, plans to be at the Idyllwild QTH over Christmas.  UX and XYL attended a Target Shoot, and the XYL did vy well!   Also, Jeff will get the Membership Roster to Jay.  IXN and HC had gud copy on YAESU FT-3000 sigs from NBV’s QTH in Mission Viejo.


12/19/12 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KE6YHX, KJ6LHA, W6JTT, N6NBV, KJ6OML, KJ6UJT(John), K6DNR, and AF6C.  YHX has a gud article in station grounding in the Dc. Newsletter, and LHA says Ping, UJA, is recuperating after malignant tumor bowel surgery…The tumor was discovered during a colonoscopy and doctors say that it did not metasasize…Gud news!...Steve did not say the name of Ping’s hospital…OPs will pray for her recovery soon!  JTT is off to the Idyllwild QTH over Christmas.  NBV brought his daughter home from college so the family will enjoy Christmas at home.  OML & AF6C volunteered fixing talking books at Braille Institute, and DNR wished all OPs a Merry Christmas.   IXN warned all to cover their plants…Frost tonite!  KJ6UJT, John, in Tustin, checked in wid 5/9 sigs..We hope to hear John further down the log.  AF6C asked past Membership Chmn to check for missing plastic holders wid a pin on the back…There should be a box of them in someone’s shack!!


12/26/2012 10m Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in N6HC, WB6IXN, W6HHC, K6DNR, and N8AE.  HC gets home chores done, does some reading, grows mushrooms in his shaded backyard, and recommends OPs see the movie ‘Lincoln’.  Arnie also enjoys his new 7” Tablet.  IXN & Lee are invited out to a former neighbor’s home for Christmas, and, IXN grows smelly toadstools on the front lawn!  AF6C runs across the Evans name while reading mystery novels that involve Wales and AQF6C & DNR’s lawns have been attacked by the dandelion army!  HHC and HC and OPs all survived the Mayan ‘end of the world’.    HHC had family in for Christmas, but, ‘horror of horrors…the notebook computer hard drive CRASHES, and Ken spend hours re-installing programs onto the brand new disk drive!  HHC and OPs thank AE for photos of the Christmas Party.  DNR still looks for the source of the mystery QRN at the QTH.  AE gets a pix of 2 rattlesnakes at Bolsa Chica nature reserve published in a wildlife calendar.


12/26/2012 2m Phone Net – W6ZE/WB6IXN checked in KJ6OML, AF6C, N8AE, and N8UZE.   No Brailee Institute for AF6C or OML.  OML took the XYL for a doctor appointment today, and AF6C assembled a new chair, and Bob’s sister got home safely.  AF6C assembled some new pots & pans and still has a ’lil eggnog left!   IXN read a small item on filaments of antimatter that permeate the Universe.  And AE & UZE were in Alabama for TG…UZE & IXN enjoy researching their family trees and UZE recommends to IXN.


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