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12/06/17 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in KJ6JEP, W0MEC, KM6IZO, and W6JTT. Corey YHX has an s4.0 noise floor with the Noise Blanker, s5.6 without; the noise sounds like electrostatic discharge from the winds. Jack JEP has decorated his house for Christmas, and is looking forward to a party Friday. Clem MEC hears Sam JTT OK, but the others not so well. Vijay IZO copies Corey YHX and Clem MEC, his rig is clicking, and Corey notices some dropping-out. Corey can’t hear Sam JTT at all, Clem relays Sam to Net Control. Corey YHX is receiving each at s5.1, s5.5, s5.7, and no copy, respectively. QRT 19:47 PST

12/06/17 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KM6IZO, and W6JTT. Corey YHX lost another radial off his 2m Ringo Ranger in the winds. Clem MEC is difficult copy. Vijay IZO needs to borrow a better antenna tuner, the automatic one he is using for 10m is not tuning well. Vijay is taking a few days off work for help with his rig. Corey reads Sam JTT full copy, Sam reads Corey at 3 bars out of 10, marginal copy, and Clem at a full 10 bars. Sam is using an end-fed ground plane, and he lost some radials in the winds. His other antenna is a Discone for 2m but he can’t hear Corey at all on that one. Corey YHX is receiving each at 3 bars, 3 to 4 bars, and a solid 4 bars out of 7 (full copy), respectively. QRT 20:43 PST

12/13/17 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in KJ6OML, W0MEC and K6PAD. Corey YHX had to go out and raise his flagpole and antenna; it was down for the winds. Gene OML tells us he needs to put up his Christmas tree; everything else is ready for Christmas. Clem MEC reads the other check-ins with strong signals. Phil PAD says he had a good time at the OCARC Christmas Dinner. He won some prizes. Like Corey YHX, he is going to see the new Star Wars movie with family. Corey YHX reads each at s4.2, s5.9, and s3.2, respectively. QRT 19:46 PST

12/13/17 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KJ6OML, K6PAD, W6ETC/Echolink, KK6TRC, KM6IZO, and KD6RUP. Clem MEC reports he had a high noise level on the 10m Net, but Corey YHX came in strong. He also receives Corey on 2m strong. Clem is running 2.5W. Gene OML receives everyone solid tonight. He is running 25W, and Corey YHX reads him Full-Quieting. Phil PAD reads Corey at 8 to 9 bars, Clem at 10 bars, Gene at 8 bars out of 10, and Jeff a little light, Tom is okay. Tom ETC checks in from Tustin via Jeff’s TRC Echolink in Huntington Beach; he has no antennas up. Clem has his muffler bearings greased and blinker fluid full, because Tom receives him, surprisingly! Tom switched over to his mobile rig, because his Echolink is having problems. He is spending time with family. Jeff TRC is also on his Echolink. He spent time in Mexico for the Baja 1000 off-road race’s 50th Anniversary. His team was “Wired-2-Race,” (number 1939) and won the normally-aspirated class. Corey YHX tells us he is seeing Star Wars:The Last Jedi tomorrow. Vijay IZO had an enjoyable dinner at the Club Christmas Party. His antenna tuner is not in good shape for 10m, he reports. Corey suggests blanking the memory. Dick RUP is faint, but Corey reads him. Dick is coming in considerably stronger on the second go-round. Dick comments on a meteor shower coming tonight and tomorrow night. Corey YHX reads each at 2 to 3 bars, F.Q., 6 bars, 5 bars, 5 bars, 4 bars, and 2 to 3 bars out of 7, respectively. QRT 21:00 PST

12/20/17 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KJ6OML, K6PAD, W6JTT, W6ATB, KB6KPK. Clem MEC has a high noise level at his QTH, but receives Corey YHX at s9. Corey YHX reads him full copy. Gene is going on a cruise in the Caribbean, and will be back in January. He wishes us a Merry Christmas. Phil PAD reads Net Control at an s3. He is getting ready for Christmas. Sam JTT is also getting ready for the holidays. Greg ATB shut his business down for two weeks, and has been operating 6m Meteor Scatter. Bob KPK comes on after the net at 2.5W to tell Corey about a TNC he has for him; thank you, Bob. Corey YHX reads each at s5.4, s6.3, s2.6, (no reading), s2.6, 14dB over s9, and 35dB over s9, respectively. QRT 19:50 PST

12/20/17 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in KR6J/M, W6JTT, and KJ6OML. Kenan KR6J checks in early on mobile. Gene OML doesn’t come back. Sam JTT wishes Corey YHX a Merry Christmas. Corey wishes Sam the same. Corey YHX reads Sam at 3 to 4 bars out of 7. QRT 20:36 PST

12/27/17 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX Corey gets a late start at 7:41pm PST, and there are no audible check-ins. QRT 19:44 PST

12/27/17 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in AI6ZV, KJ6OML, KM6AVU, K6PAD, and KM6IZO. Terrence ZV in Costa Mesa bought a General Dynamics GD-8200 laptop computer, and Corey YHX is considering purchasing one as well. Gene OML tried the 10M Net to no avail, and is getting ready for the New Year. John AVU in Pacific Palisades checks in for the first time; welcome, John! Phil PAD reads John at 7 bars, and Net Control at 9 bars out of 10. He is looking forward to the New Year. Vijay IZO visited relatives in San Diego, and tried to check into the 2M Net on his way home on the 20th, but the net ended a little too early. He has relatives at his place, and wishes us Happy Holidays. Corey YHX reads the check-ins at 6 bars, F.Q., 2 to 3 bars, 6 bars, and 4 bars out of 7, respectively. QRT 20:53 PST

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