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01/03/18 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, and KJ6OML. Clem MEC put a new roof on his patio this past week, and the weather was great. Gene OML is receiving the two of us at s9+. He hopes we had a Merry Christmas, and wishes everyone a Happy New Year. Corey YHX is receiving each at s5.9, and s6.2, respectively, and a background of s2.4. QRT 19:38 PST

01/03/18 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KK6TRC, KK6REB, W6ETC, AF6N, and W6JTT. Corey YHX made two new radials and put them on his 2M Ringo Ranger Monday night. Clem MEC reads Net Control at an s5, and is running 2.6W into his Slim Jim. Jeff TRC started his Echolink Node. He also learned how to do crossband repeat on two of his radios recently. He is back from his house in Mexico for the weekend. Steve REB in Cypress receives Net Control better than ever, and is getting back to work after the Holidays. Tom ETC checks in via Jeff’s Echolink, and reminds us about the General Meeting this month. Jim AF6N says Happy New Year, and mentions the Board Meeting this Saturday. Sam JTT still needs to repair his antennas, and is waiting for his son to help with that. Corey YHX is receiving each at 4 bars, 5 to 6 bars, 4 to 5 bars, 5 to 6 bars, 5 to 6 bars, and a solid 4 bars out of 7, respectively, and a background of 1 bar out of 7. QRT 20:52 PST

01/10/18 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in KJ6OML, K6PAD and W6JTT. Gene OML is getting packed to go on a ship in a couple days. Phil PAD reads net control at an s2-s3, and Gene at an s5. He is fixing up his antennas before the rain. Sam JTT is difficult copy for Corey, but Sam reads Phil loud and clear. Sam switches to a 40M dipole, and goes up to an s3.1 after the net. Corey YHX reads each at s6.3, s2.8, and s2.3 to s3.1, respectively. QRT 19:38 PST

01/10/18 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KJ6OML, W6JTT, KM6IZO, KJ6JKA, K6PAD, AI6ZV, KK6TRC/Echolink, W6ETC/Echolink, and W6MAO. Clem MEC did not hear us on 10M, but reads Corey YHX well on 2M. Gene OML reminds us of the fire and rains we had the past week. Sam JTT can’t read Net Control, so Clem relays. Sam had some damage to his 2M ground plane. Vijay IZO couldn’t hear anyone on 10M, and Corey YHX says the net lasted 8 minutes. Vijay reads Sam loud and clear for the first time. Will JKA is having problems with his garage addition, but got a good deal on an HF/2M/440 radio. Phil PAD fared the rain okay, and cleaned up an ant problem. Terrence AI6ZV got a new cobweb antenna, and contacted Finland on 20M Phone. Jeff TRC asks and Will confirms he is running a VOX mic. Jeff has Tom ETC on the side. Tom ETC is reclining with his cellphone on Echolink. Mike MAO in Rialto receives Corey YHX at 3 to 4 bars. Corey notes that he has two new radials on his Ringo Ranger. Mike reports he contacted South Africa on 40M as well as North Pole, Alaska on 20M. Corey YHX reads each at 3 bars, F.Q., 3-4 bars, 4 bars, 5-6 bars, full copy, 6 bars, 4-5 bars, 4-5 bars, and 3 bars out of 7, respectively. QRT 21:24 PST

01/17/18 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, W6ATB, KJ6OML. Clem MEC is running 40W, and reads Corey YHX at a 5-8. Greg ATB is running 100W into a 40M inverted-V. He is going to Winter Field Day at the end of the month. Gene OML is going to try to make it to the club general meeting this Friday. Corey YHX reads each at s5.8, s6.1, and s6.4, respectively. QRT 19:42 PST

01/17/18 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, W6ATB, KJ6OML, KK6TRC, AI6ZV, KB6PAL, and K6PAD. Clem MEC in Westminster reads Greg, Gene, Jeff, Phil, and everyone with good signals. Greg ATB is running 50W on a 706 into a 4dbi gain VHF/UHF antenna at 35ft. Gene OML receives everyone nice and clear, and will see everyone at the meeting this Friday. Jeff TRC asks what polarization he should set up his 2M Yagi. Greg says that it should be oriented vertically for local contacts. Terrence AI6ZV is looking forward to the meeting this Friday as well. Dave PAL says hello to the net from Huntington Beach. Phil PAD is running out ants from his Ham Shack. Corey YHX reads each at 3 bars, F.Q., F.Q., 5 to 6 bars, 6 to 7 bars, 6 bars, and 6 bars out of 7, respectively. QRT 20:58 PST

01/24/18 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/W0MEC checked in W6HHC, W6JTT, AF6C, and KE6YHX. Ken HHC is busy making a manual for a DATV receiver. Sam JTT is almost no copy for Corey, but is readable on the third go-round. Bob AF6C is working on another Heathkit project. Corey YHX reads the check-ins at s5.6, 25dB over s9, s3.0, and 11 dB over s9, respectively. QRT 20:00 PST

01/24/18 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in AF6CF/Echolink, W6ATB, W6ETC/Echolink, W6JTT, KK6TRC/Echolink, W0MEC, KD6CIO, and KM6IZO. Nicholas AF6CF and Tom ETC are checking in from Tom’s QTH via Echolink. Greg ATB is getting ready for Winter Field Day. Tom ETC asks who is going to Quartzfest or Winter Field Day. Sam JTT has some storm damage to repair but Corey receives him full copy. Jeff TRC reports on the earthquake in Alaska; Corey expounds it was a magnitude 7.9. Jeff’s Echolink node is KK6TRC-L. Clem MEC copies most everyone well; Corey is an s8. Ryan CIO is on an HT on the Newport Coast; welcome Ryan. Vijay finished a homebrew, not radio but beer! Corey YHX reads the check-ins at 5 bars, F.Q., 5 bars, 4 bars, 5 bars, 3 bars, full copy, and 4 bars out of 7, respectively. QRT 21:02 PST

01/31/18 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/W0MEC Clem checks in W6FKX, KM6IZO, W6SQC, and KJ6OML. Clem has a high noise level and is running 40W into a vertical. Cass SQC is running a hex beam, and reads Clem at s4 to s5. He reports on Arnie on the Bouvet Island DXpedition, north of Antarctica. Doug FKX is calling in from Huntington Beach. Vijay IZO reads Clem OK. Gene OML reads the other check-ins well, but had to turn his radio to a setting with high static. Vijay and Cass sign clear. QRT 19:52 PST

01/31/18 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX Corey checked in KM6IZO, KD6RUP, AI6ZV, W0MEC, and KJ6OML. Vijay IZO reports on the simultaneous SuperMoon, Blood Moon, Blue Moon, and Lunar Eclipse this morning. Dick RUP is considering moving to Fullerton, and Clem MEC reminds us that Doug K6PGH lives in Fullerton. Terrence AI6ZV went camping at Joshua Tree. Gene OML got back from his cruise in the Caribbean Monday. Corey YHX reads the check-ins at 4-5 bars, 2-3 bars, 6 bars, 3 bars out of 7, and F.Q., respectively. QRT 20:50 PST

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