01/7/2009 10M Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in DE, YHX, HHC, IXN, CF, and HC. DE will go above & beyond 440!…James picked up a 900 MHz rig which he will convert fer ham use! YHX must calibrate his TNC, and Corey has to replace a light bulb in a MFJ piece of equipment still under warranty. HHC & CF remind OPs of the upcoming Club Bfast come Saturday. And HHC must move his RF interference noise canceller closer to the noise source. El Presidente CF says that the City of Santa Ana needs OPs fer communications at a parade, and HC, nursing a cold, checks in wid a much lower voice as Arnie asks AF6C if he is ‘in mourning’ over the outcome of the Penn State vs. USC game!
Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN
checked in DE, YHX, IBH, HC, FKX/m, HHC, AF6C, CCD, EVX, and CF. YHX is looking fer a tower fer a 10m
ant. DE ‘flew in and flew out’, and
HC checked in after listening to IBH relate info. abt her nursing job with the
school district…Then Arnie ‘kicks bk’ to listen to the rest of the Net. FKX/m checked in frm the foothills
telling OPs that he and the family spent vacation time in
01/14/2009 10M Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C checked in DE, IXN, CCD, HHC, and HC. AF6C’s eye surgery is doing nicely, after Bob’s PCP gave him medicine for a scratched cornea…Bob & HHC reminded OPs about the Club meeting come Friday, and Bob has an ARRL Audio News for the 2m Net. DE’s all-band amplifier is on hold at present while James does sum further research. And OPs tell IXN he has weak sigs. CCD, wid an S6 noise level, gets the din-din call. HHC is looking forward to a ski trip near the end of Feb., and Ken and AF6C briefly discuss the COAR Baker-to-Vegas meeting last evening, wid a equipment testin workshop moved to the 28th of Feb. N6HC pinned both mast & rotator to keep the antenna from turning in the high SA winds, and Arnie had to have a broken tile repaired on the roof. Another meeting will keep HC away from Friday night Club meeting.
01/14/2009 2M Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN checked in DE, VDP, HHC, IBH, AF6C, CF, KI6TQM(Lee), and HC. DE is preparing for ‘The Big One’, putting together survival kits the house and car. Wid the water heater, dishwasher and TV all dysfunctional, VDP was busy with repairs! HHC hopes we will see Lee, TQM, at Club meeting…And Ken is looking for a good cheap rig for a new OP. IXN will read HHC’s article on the ‘Russian Woodpecker’. AF6C offered his mother’s old nursing books to IBH, if there is anything that Kathleen can use. TQM, in Old Orange, has an IC 7000 and uses a 2-band 2m/440 Diamond antenna. CF must pick up a 2m antenna, and Nicolas’ work load keeps him from playing radio! HC tells HHC that good cheap rigs are few and far between, mentioning swap meets as a possible source. AF6C then aired ARRL Audio News for Jan. 9, 2009…The FCC will get a new commissioner…Check out a new ARRL Award, a Triple Place Award involving Logbook of the World, on the ARRL website…a DXpedition to Desecheo Is., located between Dominicana & Puerto Rico, will begin Feb.7. ARRL Audio News aired at 21:04 – 21:22 hrs local time. Tnx, Bob!
Phone Net – W6ZE/AF6C
checked in HC,
Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN
checked in DE, XMT, GMU, VKO, HHC, WB9YCJ, CF, AF6C, and Jim-WA6DIJ (via
SKYPE). DE, James, checked into the
last of his 4 Nets on Wed. eves…And DE will soon have PSK-31 portable in a
briefcase. XMT, Dave, in
Net – W6ZE/AF6C
nothing to report, was dwn in the QRN at IXN’s QTH.
Phone Net – W6ZE/IXN
checked in CF, DE, EVX, WB9YCJ, FKX, WTQ, VDP, AF6C, and AF6CV(Don). El Presidente Nicolas plans to erect a
2m/440 ant. in the near future, and CF offers IXN Club help to get up Bob’s new
antenna. DE, involved wid Civil Air
Patrol, looks at an EICOM IC-703 fer PSK-31 DX contacts. EVX got a new 2m/440 HT, and YCJ is
losing allegance wid YAESU…His EICOM 7700 is a GREAT rig! …And Ken wonders where
the next Southwestern Div. Convention will be held…Anyone know?! FKX enjoyed the ‘Russian DXpedition’
presentation at the last Club meeting, and Doug will soon be off to Anza
Borrego, and, the
VERY SAD NEWS! …Bob Buss, KØBWH, a former OCARC President as
KD6BWH, became a Silent Key in Sheldon, ND, on 1/29/2009!
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