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04/04/18 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, W6JTT, KK6YTT, and KI6IPH. Corey comes straight home from “El Presidente’s” house to host the Net. Clem MEC asks Net Control if he had a nice time at the Field Day Meeting. “Yes.” We will see who makes it home in time for the Net. Clem in Westminster receives N.C. in Orange at s5, and is running 40W with his KX-3 and Amp. N.C. reads Clem at s5.7. Net Control reads Sam JTT loud and clear, but Sam barely hears N.C. Sam is doing better with his “Siro” antenna, but he has more noise on receive. Net Control receives him much weaker when he is on his Vertical. Sam managed to replace his coax, and the antennas in Idyllwild need repair. Thank you, Clem for relaying. Corey reads Charlie YTT loud and clear also. Charlie is in Anaheim, and is running an Icom 756, and an inverted “V.” He didn’t mean to step on Clem, but Charlie receives N.C. just fine. Dennis IPH in Tustin is loud and clear. He has checked in before. Corey YHX is receiving each at s5.7, s1.2 to s4.8, s5.5, and s7.7, respectively. QRT 19:46 PDT

04/04/18 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, AI6ZV, W6JTT, AF6C, KM6IZO, KK6TRC/Echolink. Clem MEC copies Net Control and Bob loud and clear. Terrence ZV was about 20 minutes home from the Field Day Meeting. This is his first Field Day, and he looks forward to it. Vijay reads N.C. at s9+10dB. Sam JTT got up to Idyllwild, and found weather damage to 4 of his antennas. He repaired 3 of them and plans to replace the fourth with an Italian Dipole. At his local QTH in West Garden Grove, he found his Ground-Plane Radials need replacing. After that, he should be in good-shape on all bands. Corey talks to Bob AF6C about fuel for the Club generator. He will be bringing a 5-gallon jug as well. Bob copies all well but Clem, normally he comes in fine. Bob had a meeting with COAR yesterday about Baker-to-Vegas, and was busy into today. Vijay IZO says the Chinese Space Station came down in the Pacific Ocean. On another note, there will be two Falcon-9 rocket launches, one from California, one from Florida. Jeff TRC is on the line from Mexico. He is providing services to the San Felipe 250 Off-Road Race. Bob is familiar with San Felipe from his work in Yuma. Corey YHX is receiving each at s4, s7, s5, F.Q., s5, and s6, respectively. QRT 20:55 PDT

04/11/18 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KM6IZO, KJ6OML, KI6IPH, W6JTT, K6PAD. Clem MEC in Westminster is running 40W into his Imax 2000 Antenna up 25ft at the base to 50ft at the tip. He has a high noise level, but reads Sam in Garden Grove at 40dB over s9. Clem reads Phil at a good s9, and Net Control at s7 to s8; background is s7, but copies N.C. well. Vijay IZO hears Clem okay, but Clem cannot hear him. Dennis is booming-in, but Vijay cannot hear Sam. Vijay is running about 70W, and Net Control reads him full-copy. Gene OML has a hot frying noise on his radio, so he cannot stick around. Dennis IPH is behind the blimp towers in Tustin, and is testing out a new Yaesu FT-747GX at 70W Peak into a 10m 5/8 wave Ground-Plane. Net Control is running a Yaesu FT-840 barefoot, also a very basic radio. Corey and Dennis talk about CAT for a while. Sam JTT has high background noise, and can barely hear Net Control, but Corey reads him just fine. Phil PAD in Huntington Beach just got in from gardening, and reads Net Control at an s3, Dennis at s5, and Sam at a good s8. Corey YHX reads each at s5.2, s6.4, Loud and Clear, s8.9, 4.1, and s2.7, respectively. QRT 19:55 PDT

04/11/18 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KJ6OML, W6ETC/Echolink, KK6TRC/Echolink, W6JTT, KM6IZO, K6PAD, and N6TMT. Clem MEC in Westminster is running 2.6W; Corey reads him full-copy. He is a negative on going to Dayton (read ahead). Gene OML reports nice and clear background noise, but the 10m Net had a high noise level. He flies in and flies out. Tom ETC checks in via Echolink, thanks Jeff for the station, and Corey for Net Control. The NVIS Presentation is coming up on the 20th. Tom participated in Baker-to-Vegas for the first time, and operated NVIS, they were talking to Indiana! (a bit too far for Baker-to-Vegas). There are a couple members are going to the ARRL Dayton Hamvention, including Tom. Jeff TRC is a negative on going to Dayton, and offers his thanks to Net Control. No problem, Jeff. Sam JTT still needs to repair the 2m Ground Plane, it needs a couple radials, but Corey reads him with very low noise. Sam has a varying signal from Net Control. Vijay IZO receives Net Control with better signals tonight. Corey will help with Vijay’s antenna soon. Phil PAD is a negative on Dayton, but will see us at the meeting. He reads most of the stations well, and the two Echolink ones F.Q. Tim is a negative on Dayton. He is listening from Echolink also, a suggestion from Vijay, another use for internet radio! Tom reports of another station waiting on Echolink, but no one comes back, probably just a passing listener. Corey YHX reads each at s4, F.Q., s5-s6, s5-s6, s5-s6, s5, s6, and s7, respectively. QRT 20:50 PDT

04/18/18 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KJ6OML, and K6PAD. Clem MEC in Westminster has a high noise level again, static is at an s7, Net Control is an 53-54 (s8), but Gene OML is strong. Gene has a low noise floor tonight. He had a nice day today, and hopes to see us at the meeting. Phil PAD in Huntington Beach can just barely make out Gene and Net Control. Corey reads him weak, but with good audio and full copy. Corey YHX reads each at s5.1, s6.2, and s2.8, respectively. QRT 19:37 PDT

04/18/18 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in N6TMT, KJ6OML, K6PAD, W0MEC, AF6CF, KK6TRC/Echolink, and W6ETC/M. Tim TMT got his antenna up a foot higher, and Net Control reads him full copy with just a little background noise. Tim is running a Yaesu 8900R. On Echolink, Tim reads Phil nicely, but Net Control staticy. Gene OML receives Tim at an s7, Phil at s7, Tim clear, and Net Control at an s+. Phil PAD in Huntington Beach reads Net Control at an s5, but with a high noise floor, Tim and Gene at s8, Nicholas at s7 but with static, and Jeff clearly. A weak station tried to check in at 20:38, Gene relays it was Clem MEC at an s2, but Corey can barely hear him. Nicholas AF6CF got a report that the reception on Echolink is bad. Corey reads Nicholas full-copy with good audio. Nicholas hopes to see everyone at the meeting this Friday, and says 73. Jeff TRC has a high noise level. Net Control reads him with a fluttering signal, but gets the gist of what he is saying. Tom ETC is mobile in his driveway and Corey reads him loud and clear. He hears Nicholas weak, but well. Tom gives another report of poor Echolink reception. It will be interesting to hear another perspective on NVIS this Friday, Tom says. Corey YHX reads each at s7, s8, s4-s5, s2-s3, s6-s7, s3 and s6-s7, respectively. QRT 20:54 PDT

04/25/18 10m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KJ6OML, AI6WV, KG6PTL, KM6IZO, W6JTT, and K6PAD. Clem MEC in Westminster is running 40W into a new vertical ground plane. Clem tries to reach Rodger, and does so successfully! He receives Net Control at s8-s9, Gene likewise, and hears Rodger at an s8-s9. Gene OML hears Net Control and Clem at an s+. Rodger WV is running 100W into a vertical with a couple Hamsticks as a ground plane. He has been busy tuning the antennas with a Yaesu mobile automatic antenna tuner. With area restrictions, Rodger has an HF antenna normally put on the roof of a vehicle, and the two quarter-wave whips as a half-wave dipole for a ground plane. It is a bit of a compromise, but it is tuned well and he is happy with it. He reads Corey at an s5, Gene at s9, and Clem is okay. Net Control reads strong signals. Greg PTL flew-in and flew-out. Vijay IZO hears Net Control loud and clear; he has a brewing and kegging project in the works. Corey plans some antenna work with him. Sam JTT can’t hear Net Control, but tries to check in anyway. Phil PAD got to the shack a little late, but reads Net Control at an s3, Vijay at s2, Clem at s9+5dB, and Sam at s6. Rodger reaches Vijay well for the first time; his antenna is doing well and his noise level is down. Corey YHX reads the check-ins at s5.5, s6.2, s6.5, F.Q., s6.6, s3.8, and s2.8, respectively. QRT 19:48 PDT

04/25/18 2m Phone Net

W6ZE/KE6YHX checked in W0MEC, KM6IZO, KJ6OML, N6TMT, AI6WV, W6ETC/Echolink, W6JTT, K6PAD, and KB6PAL. Corey YHX got a new 2M/440 Diamond X-510HDM Antenna to replace his old Ringo Ranger from the mid-90’s today, and assembled and installed it this afternoon. Clem MEC reads Net Control 5 by 4, an s7. He hears Phil and his HT well. Vijay IZO is listening via Echolink; he reports on his brewing and kegging operation. Gene OML receives Net Control nice and clear, and all but those on Echolink. Tim TMT in Orange hears Clem right away, his antenna is up high enough now. He is listening via Echolink, as needed. Rodger WV can hear Net Control the best he has heard him, and hears Gene and Tim well. The other stations are fluttering. Tom ETC in Tustin, brings up an interesting anecdote, Art Bell, a supernatural/paranormal radio show host, is a ham operator! Thanks to Jeff for providing Echolink. Sam JTT still has antenna repair work ahead of him at his Idyllwild location. He replaced his coax with higher performance cable. Phil PAD is running a new Yaesu VX-7RB. Corey mentions that he has one, too. Phil has a roof antenna connected, and Net Control reads him good and steady. David PAL checks in late. Corey and Vijay went to 80m, 3.883MHz, and returned to 2M, no success yet with NVIS. Corey YHX reads the check-ins at s4, s5, F.Q., F.Q., s5, s5-s6, s5-s6, s5, and good signals, respectively. QRT 20:51 PDT

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