3/03/2004 10m Phone
W6ZE/AF6C checked in KB1GZ, VKZ, HHC, IXN, and CCD. GZ
told AF6C that he hasnt heard frm VPP abt next months RF, and
Steve has had a problem wid the Internet shutting off indiscriminately on the computer. AF6C and HHC briefly discussed the books
DeVince Code, and, Angels & Demons. OPs told VKZ that his ant. is working
Frank doesnt tire so easily when walking nw, and VKZ will try to attend
the Club Bfast this weekend. HHC announced
that Joe Clement, W6MR, a former active member of COAR, was killed in an auto accident. HHC just returned frm an enjoyable skiing trip to
Mammoth wid family, and Ken read a Br. Cadfael mystery while there
HHC was reminded
of old times when he got stuck in a snowbank!
18 deg. when HHC left
Mammoth this morning, arnd 80 deg. when he arrived here!
IXN mentioned dead Idyllwild pines killed by the pine beetle, and CCD brings the
XYL home frm the hospital tomorrow to recover frm reconstructive surgery
that after 4 sinks, the bathroom is finally done! OPs
discussed a former Club member, Richard J. Nelson, WA6OBM
WE CANT FIND
Can you help?
Send info. to Club Historian, WB6IXN, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3/03/2004 2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in CCE/m, KFW, AF6C, and JD. HHC
has the 2m rig out of the car but not on the air yet.
CCE gave AF6C his E-mail adr., and Ken was saddened to hear abt Joe
Clements demise in an auto accident. JD
announced the Club Bfast this Sat., and Lowell filled in
details on Joes accident
Seems that W6MR fell asleep at the wheel while
returning frm Phoenix! AF6C & IXN are still investigating the
where-abouts of Rick Nelson
Is WA6OBM still his call, or, has he received a new call? KFW and OPs discussed the pine beetle and
destruction of mountain pine forests in CA
And Chris & XYL are off on a grand
tour of the Hawaiian
Islands come next
3/07/2004 40m OCWN CW
opened the Net on 7084 KHz, wid QRM on the regular frequency of 7114KHz. Rick checked in KS6CW, KA6G, IB, GVG/m, RND, OIO,
VDP, and NT. And UEB might have been getting
mixed sig rpts wid his free ant. top winding and unwinding arnd the rest of the ant! UEB had to go back to the Sacramento area later in
the day. CW gave NCS a RST 339, and Kathy saw
the movie Frequency on TV last nite. KA6G
had a wee bit of QSB on NCS sigs, and Jim transitioned frm the heater to the fan in
his metal shed shack. IBs XYL will test
fer Technician Class this week, and Casey starts a new job in Rancho tomorrow morning. GVG/m gave NCS a 229 sig rpt, and Roy was nearing
LAX on his way to San Luis
Obispo. RND read a gud book, "The Last Juror, by
John Grisham, last week, and OIO is enjoying her new desk that she put together in two
afternoons. UEB guessed correctly that VDP
likes warm, calm WX, and Larry confirmed QSL cards fer VUCC fer a ham who had worked 191
grids on 2m EME! NT went in fer a 15 min.
checkup and got home 4 days later!
To NCS inquiry, Ray said he just had a
lil spell, but hes OK now!
3/10/2004 10m Phone
W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, VKZ, IXN, and HHC. LDC
will install a $17 battery in his Tripolett meter, had his dignity marred by a
sigmoidoscopy yesterday, and is not looking forward to an appointment wid his tax man
tomorrow. VKZ had a spell last nite, etermined
to have been caused by bad medicine, and OPs cud not hear Franks weak sigs too well. IXN will relay AF6Cs diagnosis &
treatment for KTSs errant microphone by eyeball contact. And HHC marveled over last weeks winter and
this weeks summer!
And Ken told OPs abt a ham contact looking fer a bargain on
Keis towers and ants. And AF6C said that
COSTCO had DVD discs, 700MB 85min, 100 fer $25.
3/10/2004 2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in CCE, AF6C, HHC, and BSV. IXN
enjoyed the chance meeting of CCE, N6PEQ and K6PEQ, Christin, in the Tustin
Weinerschnitzel. AF6C, IXN, and HHC continued
a brief discussion on volt-amperes/watt-hours, effects of phase shift angle vs amt of
current used, etc., and, the use of a come-along to lower Keis towers
and ants. Since there were two
Kens & two Bobs checked in, OPs tried to persuade BSV to
change his middle name to Ken or Bob to break the tie!
HI! All OPs received Ians message on low pressure
switches, and BSV mentioned World Magnetic Products as a source
Carl said buying two
at a time would give no discount
Buying 10 or more would give buyers a discount.
OCWN CW Net NCS/UEB
checked in IMW, IB, IOA/mm, VDP, KS6CW, KA6G, NT, and OIO.
The Net met on 7088 KHz due to QRM on 7114 KHz. UEB hooked the loose end of his ant. to a
Nw he has a truly loaded fishing pole!
HI! But Rick plans to order sum 553 ladder line &
reposition the ant. in the backyard. CW &
Jim are running the Morse Telegraph Club CW Net Sat. mornings at 8:30 am on 7084
(ed. note: Join the fun!) IMW wasnt running Henry this
It has a software problem
Ian fixed a Rockmite fer an Oregon OP,
and IMW is the authorized Rockmite repairman fer the western U.S. Wid the new job, dinner wid UEB, & Leslie
passing the Tech exam, IB had a vy busy week! IOA/mm
flew in & flew out frm his anchored position in Pelican Bay, Santa Cruz
Is., and VDP, hving a quiet Sun., hopes to sell at Cal Poly nxt Sat
See you at Club
meeting Fri. KA6G, wid all well at the QTH,
gives NCS a steady 579 sig rpt. The Goat
Hill saga has come to an end!
The City Council has condemned Goat Hill to
Stay tuned fer NTs new QTH location!
IB relayed OIOs QSO to UEB
Ann was hving a fun day in Barton
OIO was starting the spring cleaning!
NCS hoped Ann cud take time out frm
the cleaning to smell the roses!
told KA6G that QNG meant Take over as net control.
3/17/2004 10m Phone
W6ZE/AF6C checked in KB1GZ, LDC, IXN, HHC, XO, and VKZ.
AF6C was preparing to tape an old Charlie Chaplain movie arnd 8:00pm, and
Bob asked if all OPs were wearing something green tonite
(St. Pattys Day) GZs company is shipping jobs out to other
locations, and Steve wondered if there might be life on the newly discovered solar system
IXN said no
Planetoid is not in the water window. LDC said that bacon & cabbageis
original fer St. Pattys Day in Ireland, but corn beef & cabbage is
original wid U.S. celebrations
Seems that conr beef was cheaper than bacon in the
U.S.! And LDCs icemaker is working agn
after cashing in its cubes 3 days ago
Now to replace the errant
microwave! IXN told OPs that brother Lee has
Charlie Chaplain tapes, and Bob said that the Maytag washer bounces all over the laundry
if the load unbalances
We hve renamed it Bouncing Betty! A $10 resistor mounted on the firewall caused all
the problem wid XOs motorhome, and Bob hopes to see OPs at the next Club Bfast. HHC said that FD plans for Portola Park are moving
forward, and XO told HHC that the errant resistor was possibly part of the ignition
system. VKZ was lost in the QRN
evidently has an antenna problem!
OPs will visit Franks trailer to investigate
3/17/2004 2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in JD, HHC, CCE, BWH, AJE, and AF6C.
JD will be sending his son off to Colorado Fri. eve. to
study new software, so Lowell will miss Club
meeting. HHC is looking for a morse code
straight key, and OPs discussed od types of telegraph keys frm J-38s thru old Navy keys. AF6C told OPs abt the J.H. Bonnell & Co. Key, and the
CTE(Telephonics Corp, NY) 2600-3A anti-spark keys used aboard military aircraft. And AF6C reminded IXN that the Bobs
were winners on both Nets tonite! AJE told OPs
that his new hybrid Toyota gets 48
mi./gal in town!
And John has the tower bk up nw that the winds hve died down. CCE, formerly KA6DUE, might hve been in the Club
arnd 1978, and Ken, studying electrical engineering, plans to attend Cal Poly
Ken also mentioned that he FDs wid OPs in the Onyx Summit area, near Big Bear,
up Hwy 38, and that there was room fer more OPs at the site on FD. BWH passed his 5 WPM code test and promptly retired
He believes it may hve wound up wid Jim or Cory!
3/21/2004 40m OCWN CW
checked in IMW, KS6CW, KA6G, IB, OIO, RND, VDP, NT, and HQK. NCS asked all OPs to zero-beat before transmitting
to eliminate stations off freq. WA5TCZ,
contacting UEB frm Louisiana last nite,
needed Ricks call for his NANFA award. IMW
picked up sum books, crystals and parts at the Cal Poly swapmeet yesterday, and CW tnxed
UEB fer checking into the W6MTC Net yesterday
Then Kathy flew off to
church after sending her 73s to all OPs. KA6G
said that Kathy stole his thunder, and Jim commented on NCS FB 579 sigs. IB was expecting 80 deg. temps. in Loomis today,
welcomed Bart, WB6HQK, to the Net, told OPs that Leslie is now KG6UEI (congrats, Leslie!),
and told NCS he wont be on Net nxt week, hell be in Nevada. OIO went to Shambala near Acton
Hedren gives 200% of her life to saving big cats and more power to her! RND, taxes done fer another year, was surprised to
hear HQK on this Net. VDP was on the vertical,
the loop has bad connections
And Larry did fair at the Cal Poly swapmeet. On a suggestion frm NCS, NT will check wid
the XYL abt a picnic on The Hill before Ray has to move
Seems the place
is going to the dogs fast! Bart,
HQK, heard abt the Net frm an Internet mailing list, and NCS told Bart that the Net was
for conversation only, no traffic handling
HQK will join us agn.
Phone Net W6ZE/AF6C checked in LDC, CCD, VKZ, IXN, and HHC. OPs all approved of VKZs strong
Seems that Frank found a defective connector cable on the rig. LDC & XYL treated themselves to a new
The ashtray in the old motorhome got full
HI! When Larry takes delivery, it will hve all the
improvements they ordered. CCD & OPs
enjoyed seeing VKZ at Club meeting, and Tom said the XYL is improving after her surgery
while CCD enjoys relaxing in his new lounge chair at the QTH. VKZ and OPs briefly discussed late findings of
water on Mars, and Frank said that K6KAA, Mike, is undergoing prostate radiation
treatments. IXN was much interested in a five
ft. dandelion plant that AF6C found growing in his rose bushes, and Bob told HHC that he
was busy loading new PANTHER software into the computer all day.
3/24/2004 2m Phone
Net W6ZE/IXN checked in LDC, CCE, KFW, HHC, AF6C, and AJE. LDC flew in & flew out. CCE told us abt his interview for a position wid
Rohde & Schwarz. The interview went well,
but Ken was not interested after learning more abt the type of work involved. KFW & XYL returned frm their cruise to the
Even though they hit sum rough seas and a few cloudy days, they had a
great time! HHC mentioned that CCE had a bit
of white noise on his 5W sigs, but 5/9 sigs otherwise
And Ken and Diane are planning
a trip on sum European drivers this summer. AF6C
checked in, thus tying the Kens & Bobs on the Net!
Bob told OPs that
he has been cleaning up an old Bonnell Key (code, that is) that he found out in the
The key has silver contacts!
Fer AJE, its been all work & no
John has been rotatilling the backyard to kill weeds, and, like AF6C, AJE
has been updating his PANTHER 10.3.etc.etc., the Apple/MacIntosh operating system software
on the computer.
3/28/2004 40m OCWN CW
checked in IMW/6, KFW, VDP, KA6G, NT, OIO, RND, and HKT.
UEB announced a Net run by KA6G & CW on 7084 KHz at 0830 hrs on Saturday
morning, and Rick hopes to use his Rock Mite in Sacramento to set up a
sched wid IB. IMW/6 filled up the junk box wid
a 10 lb. Box of parts frm the TRW Swapmeet, and KFW, logging 5060 nautical miles at sea,
had a great cruise to Hawaii. VDP had a big tree trimmed yesterday
will load a dumpster wid the trimmings come Monday. KA6G
tnxed NCS fer announcing the Sat. morning CW Net. NT
appeared to be using a different keying device, and NCS had difficulty copying
But NT is still on The Hill! OIO
said that 10m was open a bit on Friday
Ann had a QSO wid a VK station in Sydney! RND, sick since Thursday, is nw feeling much better
after a big breakfast. HKT said the United
Radio Amateur Club will hve a Dxpedition to far-off Catalina Is
If Homer goes, he
will schedule a contact with interested Net members
Let him know!
3/31/2004 10m Phone
Net - W6ZE/AF6C checked in VKZ, LDC, KB1GZ, HHC, IXN, and
FMX. AF6C is busy restoring an old spark-gap
telegraph key. LDC & IXN both fell asleep
before Net. IXN checked in late, and LDC,
experiencing high QRN, was unable to hear OPs so Larry 73d. GZ was impressed wid the 5000 mi/hr speed of
Boeings new Scramjet, and, Steves code speed is nw up to 10 wpm!
entertained visitors frm Florida over the weekend wid a visit to see desert flowers in
Joshua Tree Nat. Monument. VKZ told HHC that
his sigs strength was up becuz hes talking louder!
HI! HHC didnt pick up a CW key at the TRW
Swapmeet, but he oredered one frm HRO instead
And Ken will install an old Navy
spark-gap knob on his new key. HHC said that
his meeting wid Santa Ana officials went well fer acquisition of Portola Park fer FD! OPs discussed the threat of BPL to amateur radio,
and AF6C coined a new one
Lets try Brass Pounding
over Power Lines, or, BPPL! FMX
pulled an IXN
He left the dummy load in line, suppressing OP sigs! Paul was eating din-din at Nets beginning,
told OPs to remember time change this weekend, and hell soon be an ATVer!
3/31/2004 2m Phone Net
W6ZE/IXN checked in TRA, KTS, BSV, HHC, KFW, AF6C, and JD. TRA & XYL just had the QTH texture-coated, and
nw Gene is hving truble wid re-installed antennas!
And TRA saw a couple of polar
bears on their 21 day trailer trip to Churchill, Manitoba.
KTS enjoyed Club meeting, and David put the repaired mike on line
is still a lil hum, but no static or cutting out.
AF6C found an old Bunnell high voltage key in the garage which he is
Bob and HHC plan to check into the OCWN CW Net at a later date. And HHC said that Pres. Bush wants Broadband
Internet fer everyone by 2007
(which probably means by BPL!!)
And Ken said that
the editor of Wall Street Journal downplays the importance of amateur radio vs BPL! KFW has regained his landlubber legs
after his enjoyable cruise to Hawaii. JD
reported the passing of his sister last Mon., and Lowell has been spending lots of time in
transportation centers, the reason that he checked into Net later this evening.
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