Our Hero. He was a real ham.
 

WHERE DID THE NAME ‘BOZO’ COME FROM?

 

Some years back, 144.200 was designated as the national calling Frequency.  It was to be used to make short calls for distant stations using tropo-scatter, knifed edge, inversion layer ducting, meteor scatter and E skip contacts. Rag chewing on 144.200 was discouraged.

 

Several years ago, David, KI6FF got into an extended chat on 144.200 with several other local hams in the Los Angeles region. One very avid and experienced ham, N6CA (Chip Angle) had an educated gut feel that E skip from the East was about to pop. Frustrated with the strong signals from David and others, Chip burst on the frequency and said: “Why don’t you BOZOs get off the calling frequency”! David was extremely embarrassed he had abused the calling frequency agreement and never forgot the BOZO reprimand.

 

David was an avid VHF DXer himself and he noted less and less activity on  the SSB and CW section of 2M. With great support from other weak signal  Old Timers, he started the BOZO Net; David was BOZO #1 and successive numbers were issued to each new member. David called the net but passed away a couple years later, yet his net lives on.

 

Our goal, as always, has been to pass our experience and fervor for weak signal DXing to newcomers to the VHF and higher frequencies. The old timers know it takes patience and modified ham skills to get the most from the varying propagation phenomenon. We also offer equipment and antenna guidance, as our ranks are full of very experienced and skilled amateurs. We recently expanded the BOZO umbrella in Northern California to cover 6 meters, 222 MHz 432 MHz and 1296. Use your BOZO # for all.

 

HERE ARE THE TIMES AND NET FREQUENCIES, updated on 10/12/2020: Please note the recent changes to net days/times

Sunday         7:30 PM                    144.240 MHz

Monday         7:30 PM                    222.1 MHz

Monday         8:30 PM                    50.140 MHz

Tuesday       7:30 PM                    1296.1 MHz

Wednesday  7:30 PM                    144.240 MHz

Thursday      7:30 PM                    432.100 MHz

 

You may notice the 6m and 2m activities are not on the calling frequencies; the other bands are, and these nets can be moved off of the calling frequencies if they become a problem. At present there doesn't seem to be an issue having them there.

 

In Southern California, the 2M net is called by John, WA6T, DM03 with help from Pat, W6PMD and David KB6VAN. In Northern California the 432.1, 2M and 6M nets are called by Mike, K6MYC with help from Ken, WA6OIB and Rob, KM6SRR.

 

In Northern California, the 222.1 and the 1296.1 nets are a joint effort by Jim, W6PQL, Paul, K6WIS and Mike, K6MYC.

 

WANT TO JOIN THE FUN AND GET A BOZO NUMBER?

Just call anyone you hear during the net times and tell them you would like to get a number and join the net. They will pass on your request to net control and you will get your own BOZO number!

 

Our members and their Bozo IDs are listed in the table below. You can use your browser's "find" tool to search this list.  This list is updated frequently, but may be missing some recent changes.

 

ID

Call First Name Last Name Grid  
1 KI6FF  (sk) DAVID PETERS DM13  
2 N6EQ CHUCK OLIVE DM14  
3 K6TSK RALPH BERGMAN DM03  
4 WB6MZR DON ALLEN DM13  
5 W7JBC (sk) TED PENFOUND DM12  
6 KE6OPK DAVID BRACKETT DM03  
7

W2ODH

JIM SHARLOW DM24ul LAKE HAVASU CITY
8 N6CA CHIP ANGLE DM03  
9 WB6NOA GORDON WEST DM13  
10 WA6TED TED RENSEL DM13 CARLSBAD
11 W6DQ DENNIS KIDDER DM13  
12 KB6VAN DAVID BEIERMANN DM13  
13 N6VHF NEIL JESSEN DM13  
14 W6IST ALLAN GAYNOR DM04  
15 N6VI MARTY WOLL DM04  
16 N8DEZ STEVE SMITH DM04  
17 KD6OLH ARCHIE BUCHANAN DM03  
18 W6OTL JIM HALL DM13  
19 AA6DQ TIM LEONARD DM13  
20 NC6W LEONARD SZALONY DM13  
21 WA6EJO STEVE NOLL DM04  
22 WI6J MARK SLATER DM05  
23 KT6KT SERGE MILLER DM26  
24 WB9COY GENE SWIECH DM13  
25 WA6JCL (sk) RICH REYNOLDS DM13  
26 K7LAS MARK ARTHUR DM26  
27 N7RSL ROB LaPORTE DM26  
28 K6LGL SKIP ALMINAS DM04  
29 N5YRJ STEVE HARRISON DM13  
30 WO1S JOHN KOUNTZ DM13  
31 W6QYS EVERETT LEE DM04  
32 K6NC MIKE WEST CM98  
33 W6JRB JOHN BECKER DM14  
34 KI6IUJ GREGG HOWE DM14  
35 K6KMN DOUG MOON DM04  
36 KD6LTB BILL FREDSON DM37  
37 K6TBA JOE SHUPPER DM04  
38 K7KMR KEVIN REILLY DM14  
39 KB6MAT MATT McGAHA DM14  
40 KG6DKW ROB SWEET DM14  
41 W6OAR RANDY OATES DM14  
42 WA6DIR LARRY STEINHAUER DM14  
43 NR7T JON RICE DM37lp CEDAR CITY
44 WE4IAS JOHN RUCKERT DM04  
45 N6NBV STEVE GUEST DM13  
46 WA6LDT BOB BELL DM04  
47 K6MYC MIKE STAAL DM07  
48 WA6IKE GARY TALENT CM98  
49 WV7C DICK CRAIG DM26  
50 K6RBS RICHARD SAUNDERS DM13  
51 KC6UIX GREG McGINNIS DM14  
52 W6QIW STEVE MILLER DM04  
53 K6RMR STAN MILN DM13  
54 N6DDR SCOTT ANDERSON DM14  
55 WA6HXD TERRY SIEGFRIED DM12  
56 K6MTG MARK GRAHAM DM14  
57 K6KIG MATT STAAL DM07  
58 W6PMD PAT DELAHUNTY DM13  
59 W6IPT (sk) ED CHILDERS DM13  
60 K6SUM MARCI BERGMAN DM03  
61 KB6RQU RICK MARIOTTI DM05 WELDON(LAKE ISABEL)
62 N8YOH GORDON SAGE DM14  
63 N8EWU LADDY REISINGER DM43  
64 KB7REO GLENN HALE DM26  
65 KE6VWK BILL BIXENMAN DM14  
66 K6YCV MARK McCLOUD CM98  
67 KJ0HN JOHN FOGEL DM15  
68 K6PCY MARK LOPER DM14  
69 W6VNQ DAVID TOWLE CM88  
70 W6ATB GREG BOHNING DM13  
71 WB6SCI MIKE CLARK DM14  
72 W6BBS FRANK REYNOLDS DM06  
73 N6RMJ PAT COKER DM14  
74 K6DLB DAVID BRITE DM04  
75 K6WCU JESS DAVIS DM14  
76 K6HR PAUL DELANEY DM03  
77 WA6EMD ELIJAH DERRYBERRY DM13  
78 NA6DB DAVID DERRYBERRY DM13  
79 AI6AB MIKE FIOLA DM13  
80 KJ6PCY JOHN ERVIN DM13  
81 N6HVS ROD BLACK DM14  
82 KQ6UH NORM PRESTON DM14  
83 N7DYL DYLAN MARTIN DM03  
84 KK6AZ ED ENNIS DM13  
85 KI6CHH TOM FISCHER DM14  
86 WB6ISO DENNIS CLYMER CM98  
87 KF6KJF CRAIG ADAMS DM14  
88 WK6F TOM BARTOLOTTO DM14  
89 WA7JTM PETE SCOLA DM33  
90 KD6RUH ED JONES DM04  
91 K6CG DICK THORPE DM04  
92 WA6BRD MARK ZDUNICH DM13  
93 K6MIV ART RENO DM03  
94 KD7WRM WAYNE BEACH DM13  
95 N6DCN RON SCHMID CM98  
96 KE6ILX JEFF PETTY CM99  
97 WA6QAG MAX SUDDS DM04  
98 KC6SEH JOHN COLLINS DM24  
99 KE6HXF ROB PICOU DM14  
100 N6DVH JIM HUTCHISON DM06  
101 K6TDI TERRY FISCHER DM13  
102 KB0PUN DAVE RIX DM26  
103 WA6KTK STEVE COSENTINO CM97  
104 W7GWT GARY THOMAS DM14  
105 KB6LTY CHRISTY HUNTER DM14  
106 KK6FR FRANK ROSSIO DM14  
107 W6PQL JIM KLITZING CM97  
108 KC6GVG AARON CORRELL DM13  
109 NO6EL NOEL BERMAN DM14  
110 KI6JJW STEVE BJORK CM87  
111 K6KLY RUSS BENTSON CM87  
112 N6TP JIM MUITER CM98  
113 WA6ZKY GORDY LOWRY CM98  
114 KG6GNS DEBBIE RENSEL DM13  
115 WB6MHN JOE NAVARETTE DM13  
116 KA6QZU JIM GREY DM13  
117 KG6ACG JOE PHIPPS DM05  
118 KG7DOW JOHN FREEMAN DM37  
119 KI6UCN HART BEEKS DM14  
120 KJ6SBX ED ASH DM03  
121 W6DKH DAVE HANSON DM13  
122 N6EV PAUL CARREIRO DM03  
123 WA6PZB DAN MATYJA DM03  
124 N6XQ JACK HENRY DM12  
125 WA6T JOHN RUCKER DM03  
126 K6DXN SIMON ROSCONI DM14  
127 W6KLE DON DAVIDSON DM04  
128 KD6HDX DAVE ESTRADA DM13  
129 AA7SQ LARRY McKEE DM14  
130 NM6B HOWARD AHNER CM99  
131 N6DPG DANNY GABRIELSON DM13  
132 N6TNI DANNY PLATTE CM98  
133 N5BF COURTNEY DUNCAN DM04  
134 KK6FEE RUBY ERVIN DM13  
135 KA6BYR JIM BUNTJER CM88  
136 KI6OSH JOE CHRISTIE CM98  
137 KG6EXO MIKE DOMENICO DM13  
138 W6DAS DAN SHERWOOD DM14  
139 AA6DW ALAN CORLIN DM03  
140 KF6V BURL IRWIN DM14  
141 KI6EQP LYNNE GABRIELSON DM13  
142 KI6BWO SIM YOUNG DM13  
143 KN6CZ JR. CORNELIO DM14  
144 KJ6ART SPENCER BOYD CM97  
145 KD6SW RICH TRAUTMANN CN80  
146 W6GLA ERIC GLASS DM13  
147 K7CWA WARREN ANDREASEN DM43  
148 N6HF BOB BURDETT DM13  
149 K6HCP (SK) KEN HOLLADAY CM97  
150 KG6MZC ROB BRADSHAW DM13  
151 KG6ABF SCOTT FINEBERG DM14  
152 KF6SRU DOYLE CLAY DM14  
153 N6ISY DICK BRUNO DM13  
154 W6RFB BOB BICE DM03  
155 KJ6GRB JAY DOMINI DM13  
156 WQ6V LARRY DeMONTEGRE DM13  
157 KI6BHB DAVID BILITCH DM13  
158 WA6DUR WALT PYLE CM87  
159 KK6RBH RUDY HERNANDEZ DM14  
160 KA6OSX KENT DE GIERE CM87  
161 K6OJM BRIAN WESTFALL DM97  
162 KK6CGQ SCOTT THOMPSON CM98  
163 W6DWI ROBIN WHITING CM98  
164 K6SEQ ANDY SCHILPP DM15  
165 WB6POJ STEVE CLARK DM04  
166 WA6QAK BILL STRIEGEL CM98  
167 AD6DL DAN KOCZWARA DM03  
168 W6BUR GEORGE CHONG CM87  
169 W6OJR KEN DOMINGOS CM87  
170 W6KGO CARL COSTA CM87  
171 K0DDR BARRY VELASQUEZ DM06  
172 AD6TN PETER SHORES DM03  
173 K6LMN ROGER WAGNER DM04  
174 W6SAN BILL ZEARS DM12  
175 K6JCW TOM DESSERT DM15  
176 W7WBB PERRY COSSEBOOM DM26  
177 KE6QR GARY GROSS CM88  
178 KI6OWL JEFF GORDER DM14  
179 KF6PHX JOHN TOMLINSON DM13  
180 KG6SPS PHIL SIEPERT CM87  
181 KG6GJE ALAN DARROW DM03  
182 W6GLC GREG CLARK DM04  
183 KE6RDR DAN THOMPSON DM14  
184 AA1AJ AJ BROWN DM14  
185 WA6VLJ GAYLE GOOD DM14  
186 KK6CVY LORI PENMAN DM14  
187 KE6RCI ERIC WASSERMAN DM04  
188 KI6MPU BEN MICHAN CM87  
189 KB7B ANDY MADSEN CM87  
190 KC6VMB MARCEL BALLER DM13  
191 W6KF KEN FISHER CM97  
192 KA6BLY JOHN JAKS CM88  
193 KI6DZX MALIK HAMIM CM98  
194 KM6OR DOUGLAS EDWARDS DM06  
195 N6BYH MICHAEL IRVING DM06  
196 WA6RRJ RICHARD BENNER DM03  
197 N9QE LARRY CALVIN DM03  
198 KF6ZZI DEAN ORTON DM14  
199 K6ERF ROBERT RUSS CM87  
200 N6MM JOSEPH COLOUC CM87  
201 WU6D CARL GARDENIAS DM13  
202 K6VC CATHY GARDENIAS DM13  
203 KJ6QYP DELVIN HARBOUR DM14  
204 KE6U JOHN AYDELOTTE DM14  
205 KG6DHQ ROBERT HOLLAND DM04  
206 W6WW BRUCE HUNTER DM14  
207 KK6AHZ GRANT GEMEL DM14  
208 KJ6QYN SHELLY ALFIERI DM14  
209 KJ6ZLL BILL GRAMMENOS DM14  
210 N6WTJ TODD SHOOK DM14  
211 KE6FVN JIM BRACKETT DM03  
212 AC6JO BLAKE PULFORD DM13  
213 N6HY ERNIE NAIRNE DM04  
214 K6HLH LARRY JOHNSTON DM14  
215 N6DQW DON GOFF DM14  
216 N6CVO BRIAN BASURA DM04  
217 KF6FST MITCH DOURDY DM14  
218 WA6YEO ADRIENNE SHERWOOD DM14  
219 WA6EFW LANNY CREASON DM14  
220 K6QG LYLE BRADT CM98  
221 KE6KA BILL BOGDANOFF CM98  
222 K6AII BOB CRAIG DM14  
223 N6KAT SHAWN CASTRORAO DM14  
224 K6TW TIM GOODRICH DM03  
225 KK6R DONN JAMES DM14  
226 WA6OIB KEN HOLDEN DM06  
227 WA6AQL MARC DUPREY DM14  
228 K0RAC ROB CAMPBELL DM03  
229 KI6VJY MATT KENNEDY CM97  
230 KO6HS JERRY WARE CN80  
231 KB6KYK FRANK LOOMIS CM99  
232 N6YG GEORGE POULOS CM98  
233 KD6UBX SEAN RAY CM98  
234 N6DXN RICHARD SLOCUM DM13  
235 K6ZTF JOHN HARGRAVES CM87  
236 AF6D BOB RICCI DM14  
237 K6SYW PERRY WICKLIFFE DM03  
238 KA6GSE DENNIS SMITH DM04  
239 KK6IPY KERRY CORRELL DM13  
240 K7EH  (sk) BRUCE   PENNINGTON DM16  
241 AF6JP JOHN PIMLOTT CM97  
242 N6KOG STEVE FILICKY CM97  
243 KN6KW BILL BENNETT CM98  
244 K6YK JOHN LEE CM97  
245 KG6HQD JERRY HILDEMAN DM13  
246 AA6GE DON DAILY DM13  
247 N6SWR BEN DURHAM DM05  
248 KK6AL AL KAREL DM04  
249 KD6BQ RICHARD STONE DM09 WASHOE VALLEY
250 WJ6T BOB GERNER DM05  
251 KR6DD ANDY KORSAK CM87  
252 KG6TTT BOB WARFIELD CM99  
253 KD6NQA STEVE MURPHY DM04  
254 KJ6GNR JULIE FREEMAN DM04  
255 KJ6KO GREG STAHLMAN CM98  
256 KC6FLG KEVIN MOORE DM14  
257 N6NFA RON FORTIN DM13  
258 K1NV JON SCHUMACHER DM26  
259 KB3IIV TOM RUPP DM16  
260 WB6FFC MIKE BACH CN82  
261 KK6IJL ERIC HOLMQUIST DM13  
262 W6OXA OMAR ACOSTA DM14  
263 KJ6MSU DAN MCKENNA DM13  
264 KG6TBR MARJORIE HOFFMAN DM04  
265 N3IZN CHRIS ARNOLD DM13  
266 K6JMG JIM GEIDL CM97  
267 KI6UKV JEFF DRISKILL DM04  
268 KG6VBH DAVID JACHMANN DM14  
269 KG6ALK BILL DOWNER DM07  
270 KG6KPR WAYNE TAYLOR CM97  
271 KJ6MQI JARED WILLIAMS CM97  
272 KE7UQL DANIEL RICE DM09  
273 W6JDG JOHN GROSS DM04  
274 WA6VHA CHRIS SEITZ DM04  
275 K6ORJ MARK CARPENTER DM06  
276 N6TWW MIKE FEDLER CM98  
277 WA6TWF DAVID CORSIGLIA DM13  
278 K6SRU KEN BERGLOF DM13  
279 K7QXA RON KEARNEY DM09  
280 WA6TZ TOM ZIECH DM14  
281 K6VML DAVE HACKLEMAN DM14  
282 AA6GI WILLIAM DOHENEY CM97  
283 K6DHP DAN PAGE DM03  
284 WA6OSX TOM DALEY CM98  
285 WB6JNN JIM EAGLESON CM87  
286 KG6UTS ED ZERANSKI DM12  
287 W6AAX   AL FEBRARO DM13  
288 K7XQ JEFF SHERMAN CM97  
289 W6HEP HAROLD POWELL DM13  
290 N6DTO DARRYL OWEN DM13  
291 WA6UAP (sk) PAT PETERSEN CM87 SAN JOSE
292 N6PMI DENNIS BARTOLDO CM98  
293 K6MIA ED HOLMES CM97  
294 W2WRX CARL CARACOL CM97  
295 K6BIR VINCENT WALTON CM87  
296 KC6RCM DOUGLAS GOMEZ CM89  
297 WA6EKS JIM GAMMON CM87  
298 KJ6QHZ DAN RIVERA DM14  
299 W6YLZ MIKE RAMIREZ DM04  
300 WE6OZ SCOTT OSBORNE CM88  
301 KF6IRK MARK SCHEIDEMANTEL DM03  
302 K6HZH FRED DEE DM14  
303 KI6BEN JOHN VARGAS CM97  
304 K6MOD JAMES FUQUAY DM14  
305 WA6IO JIM MC KEOWN CN90  
306 KE6UUC DOUG BURKART DM13  
307 NL7SX JACK BITZER DM15  
308 K6QCB JEFF WIDEN DM14  
309 KD6CQS TOM PRAGER DM03  
310 KC6YQO MIKE BECKERS DM14  
311 WA6UXA GARY GILLEY CM97  
312 WB6VIV NEIL LEWIS CM97  
313 W6OSO MIKE ANDERSON DM13  
314 KO6TZ   BOB VISLAY DM13  
315 WA6WON TOMMY SIMPSON DM05  
316 W6LMP ORVIN LARSON DM13  
317 K6VK BART LEE CM87  
318 KK6DAC RACHEL KINOSHITA CM87  
319 KD4BKZ       TOM SEWELL EM82  
320 KN6VL JOHN BERGER DM04  
321 W6RQR ROBERT LASSO CM99  
322 KI6LSF DAVID GODSEY DM13  
323 K6EEE JIM RIEDEL DM13  
324 K6DXW JOE HEUMPHREUS DM04  
325 KB6BKN WALT SCHIVO CM88  
326 K6YRJ CECIL DOMINGUE DM03  
327 KA6IKH DAVE BOHLEN CM89nc NICE
328 AA6RS RICHARD SNYDER CM98  
329 K7FF DRACO YUNGLING CM98  
330 KM6AB MIKE FRYE DM03  
331 N6JKH JERRY HAAR CM98  
332 AE6OR STELLI VILCEANU CM98  
333 K6EU TOM CARNEY CM97  
334 KD6THC PHILLIP ORTIZ CM98  
335 W6RV DOUG EGGERS CM87  
336 N1PPP DAVE HENDRICK CM89  
337 KI6BXB DON SMITH CM96  
338 W6PJJ DON RIGHELLO CM98  
339 KK6IDV RILEY CAHILL DM13  
340 KK6D WILLIAM RIGGLE DM14  
341 K2GMY RICHARD GAUL CM88  
342 K6BBC TONY RANDEL DM04  
343 K6BH BRIAN HAINE DM13  
344 KC6VEH DAVID HICKS DM12  
345 K0OK BOB NOVAK DM13  
346 W6WMV WAYNE VOIGHT CM89  
347 W6FE JOHN HAMM DM13  
348 KK6JDC DAVE WHITTLESEY DM13  
349 KR6DR RANDY ESTRELLA DM04  
350 WB5QAL BEN WEISS CM88  
351 WA6JBZ DICK WETZEL DM13  
352 KI6PMD PHIL PERCIVAL DM04  
353 NC6U RON CARMICHAEL CM98  
354 N7RFG DAVID SMITH CM97  
355 KK6FNX BEN RUEDGER CM98  
356 AI6RE DON FERGUSON CM97  
357 KB7SLZ ROY ANDERSON CM87  
358 KI6INQ DENNIS PARKER CM87  
359 KB6CIA BOB PINNICK DM13  
360 K6GHS JERRY SCHWAB CM87  
361 K6KAP MAC MYOVICH CM97  
362 KK6DF DAVID FANNIN CM97  
363 AE6EO DAVID PLATTE CM97  
364 KG6TXU KEN ALVEY CM88  
365 W6DDM RUSS GLASS DM14  
366 WF6A BILL FERGUSON DM14  
367 AA6W DON ANASTASIA CM96  
368 NA6XR OTIS McCOY DM03  
369 KJ6PFW PATRICK WILLIAMS DM03  
370 WB6AAJ KELLY TUTTLE CM97  
371 N6NQ JON CLARK DM04  
372 K6GXO KEITH HOYT DM04  
373 KC6UVM GEORGE BECKERS DM04  
374 AK6R BOB BREHM DM13  
375 KE6RHV MARCUS MARTINEZ DM04  
376 KB6NOX LEE WILLARD DM14  
377 K6ARU CHARLES TURNER DM14  
378 K9KAO HENRY KAO DM13  
379 AF6HP GARY DENT DM14  
380 KB6LUY ERIC SORGATZ DM 14  
381 W6KVC GARY HESTON DM14  
382 KB6LED ROBERT KIRBY CM87  
383 WB6BYE SANDY HAMLET DM04  
384 K6GRL LINDA BITTNER CM96  
385 KJ6PHZ RICHARD NEWMAN DM14  
386 AG6HQ DON BOWER DM14  
387 KG6MN JERRY GREZLAK DM14  
388 KK6WMD SCOTT FULTON DM14  
389 K6BRY BRYAN HYLAND DM13  
390 KJ6UIX JOE CIRAFICE DM13  
391 AA6GH GAIL HARRIS CM97  
392 K2NE VINCE QUARESIMA CM99  
393 N6POP RICK MENA DM13  
394 KK6MJO DeANN KIPP DM13  
395 KB9NVD ALAN JACKSON DM15  
396 N6RPM JOE MORRIS DM04  
397 KE6WYA ROBERT UMMELS CM97  
398 KI6KDT FRED GAUL CM88  
399 KJ6KHV BRETT HELMS DM13  
400 W1CCO BILL WILSON CM98  
401 KI6R ED LARSEN CM98  
402 KG7NUB AUSTIN BURNHAM CM87  
403 KK6HWP MATT VADERCOOK CM97  
404 AB6CW MIKE SUNSERI CM98  
405 WA6KLK LEN GWINN CM098  
406 WA6FXT MIKE HASENFRATZ DM04  
407 K6PMG MARK GRIFFIN DM14  
408 AE6LX TIM TUCKER DM14  
409 KK6HDU MARC SCHNITMAN DM03  
410 KW6T RUSS WILLIAMS CM98  
411 W6KEN KEN CURTZ CM99  
412 K16ZYY LONNIE MOORE CM89  
413 KA6YEG DARLA GREY DM13  
414 KE6KNY JIM JEFFERSON DM14 DATA BASE South
415 KI6DBD JIM WHITESELL CM94  
416 KC9KOJ BILL