02/JAN/18 Report

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 16
Stations:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
N7QDZ Pat Medford,OR in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT TFK
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Very nice to have the band easing up a bit. Condx were better than the last two months. They’ve been so bad some nearby stations were preparing to take a holiday until usable condx returned. The FLAMP exercise went well in MFSK-64. We completed the message to all stations easily. Thanks to Larry N7SND for relaying fills.

The Humboldt County,CA Ops were at ARC meetings tonight and Doug KA7FOO will be off-net for about 12 weeks while he teaches another EMCOMM class. Mindy & I are about to begin a VHF version of ORCA for local Ops. Our net will alternate every other week with a voice Network Training Net. We plan for a lighter version of ORCA HF, focused for new digital Ops.

The FLAMP exercise distributed a macro that relays the check-in message for NCS. Next week we’ll test those you’ve installed. Now we can more easily relay the check-in message and we’ve increased the opportunity for relay practice. Relays are important to the weekly FLAMP exercise. We’re using relays more often these days.

I was a bit hasty announcing the new interactive maps for the Net Reports. Mindy also created a mainpage map with all the stations that checked-in in the last three years. Although it was working perfectly in our browsers, we see it’s not working correctly in all. It should be sorted out soon.

January 2018. I once heard the world was ending in 2011, but no. January marks ORCA’s 5th year. Of the six founders, two are Silent Keys, two are not active on HF, and Mindy & I are still active and enthused. I hope ORCA continues as long as it fulfills the interest of it’s members. We throughly enjoy working the net with you and we’ve become much better digital Ops in the process. Haven’t we all? I hope the VHF version works as well as the HF Net.

Clifford N0LKC checked in Portable/12w from a campground near Quartzsite,AZ. He suggested trying 160m sometime; he can arrange his portable antenna for the Top Band. Jaye KE6SLS, Doug KA7FOO, and Pat KA7PAT also want to try it. We’re thinking of 2000p/0400z, day to be determined. If you’re interested too, drop me an email and I’ll keep you informed. Likely freq: 1.805mhz usb MFSK-32.

Here’s some images from the net. Jaye KE6SLS copied the two noisy images 20min before net. The clear image followed the Preamble.

RX: W1EEP  UT
RX: K7KY  OR
RX: W7ZAP  OR
RX: KE6SLS  CA
RX: KE6SLS  CA
RX: KE6SLS  CA

Thanks for your patience and perseverance during difficult band condx. Frustrating as this can be, we’re becoming much better at working thru tough condx. We look forward to working with you again next week.
73 Doug K7KY

——- Net Log (map below) ————

CQ CQ CQ de KA7PAT KA7PAT KA7PAT
pse k

KA7PAT < K7KY GE Pat hw r u? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < KA7PAT
HOW IS THE SIGNAL?
RECEIVED YOU FINALLY. BTU

KA7PAT K7DV < K7KY Oops! ignore the extra callsign I missed the key ur sig is good Pat Mindy has u @ S8 5db good u up for active or in&out tonight?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
agn pse.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < KA7PAT

I WILL DO AN EARLY CHECK IN AND WILL
TRY TO PARTICIPATE IF I CAN.
PAT, BTU

KA7PAT < K7KY FB Pat early is good… ur on the log active tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene tu < K7KY

WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad tu < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de N7SND N7SND Cedar City, Utah checking in.

N7SND < K7KY RR Larry Tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
CQ CQ CQ de KR7KR KR7KR KR7KR
CQ CQ CQ de KR7KR KR7KR KR7KR pse k

KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken u want to chat or ck-in??? (-: < K7KY

K6ETA K6ETA < K7KY GE Steve ur in&out tonite tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KR7KR < KA7PAT

i COPPY DO YOU COPY ME?
SIGNAL REPORT PLEASE, WHERE ARE YOU?

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY DE N7QDZ – MONITORING IN AND OUT K

N7QDZ < K7KY RR Pat in&out tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY K7KY DE N0LKC N0LKC MONITORING, WILL SOLO PRACTICE HERE, QRU, IN & OUT, TNX DOUG

N0LKC < K7KY GE Clifford good signal 5db solid ur in&out hv fun < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
K7KY de KD7CL
Craig Riverton, Or
IN & OUT

KD7CL < K7KY GE Craig ur in&out tu < K7KY

K7KY de W7GBB
Bob, Renton, WA
IN&OUT

W7GBB < K7KY GE Bob tu for the ck-in ur in&out tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
GE ORCA Net Members.
KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY GE Doug tu 4 the ck-in < K7KY

K7KY de W7GBB
Bob, Renton, WA
IN&OUT

W7GBB < K7KY Bob hw cpy? I ck u in&out tu < K7KY

sIGNALS ARE not STRONG BUT PRINT YOU okay BUT WILL MONITOR DE w7gbb

K7KY DE K6QOG with message. de k6qog k

K6QOG < K7KY RR Bill w/tfk tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
N7QDZ Pat Medford,OR in&out
N0LKC Clifford Wallace,UT in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT TFK
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Ck-In Early? < K7KY
K6ETA Steve is in&out < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KR7KR in and out please
recovering from a root canal
just took a pain med & will monitor

de KR7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY Oh Oh! no good Ken sri to hr this ur in&out take care.. < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Ck-In Early? < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
N7QDZ Pat Medford,OR in&out
N0LKC Clifford Wallace,UT in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT TFK
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

01/02/2018 19:30 PST
GE & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,
information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Practice makes perfect!

New to ORCA? See: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise conducted by Mindy W7ZAP
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in order
No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’.
Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions
(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID, AFC
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone*
* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or print VideoID on WF
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’
< K7KY
We’ll take a quick break in the ck-in routine to demonstrate the macro we will distribute in the weekly FLAMP exercise this macro will make it easy 4 you to relay the check in msg for NCS Mindy W7ZAP will run this macro now… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP RELAYING for ORCA DIGITAL NET
Taking check-ins for K7KY NCS < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < W7ZAP NIL btu < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy BREAK that looks like a wrap for ck-in < K7KY

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20180301033657
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:552 ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 16
Stations:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
N7QDZ Pat Medford,OR in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT TFK
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum D2F8][WRAP:end] … end

B4 I forget, be sure to check the net report this week.. Mindy fixed the interactive map that shows the ck-ins and QTH very
cool.. BREAK

ANNOUNCEMENTS 02 January 2018

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘CK-INrelay.txt’, an
FLDIGI Macro. Paste the code into an unused macro button to easily
relay NCS’s check-in msg.

Reminder: In the weekly FLAMP exercise, the REPORT round is just for
REPORTS. Traffic Round is next. For FLAMP traffic sent to NCS, only
NCS REPORTS. Note who is the designated RX station. We overwrite
‘QST’ on the FLAMP TX tab so all stations know who the tfk is for.

FLAMP practice traffic to Net: all stations REPORT
Traffic to specific station: only that station REPORTS

You are welcome to send traffic in any mode you think band condx will
support. Enable TxID when changing mode.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
< K7KY

Over to Mindy W7ZAP for the weekly FLAMP exercise.. < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Mode will be MFSK64 w/fills in 32/16 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 508F>{8BA2}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 88DB>{8BA2}20180102175546:CK-INrelay.txt
<ID 25 09AE>{8BA2}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 7F9F>{8BA2}481 8 64
<FILE 35 88DB>{8BA2}20180102175546:CK-INrelay.txt
<ID 25 09AE>{8BA2}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 7F9F>{8BA2}481 8 64
<DATA 72 F5C9>{8BA2:1}Current band condx highlight the value of relay. You can help NC
<DATA 72 C14F>{8BA2:2}S check in weak stations. Here’s a Check-In Relay macro you can
<DATA 72 4E53>{8BA2:3}paste into the FLDIGI Macro Editor.

Name: ORCA CK-IN
……..
<DATA 72 A468>{8BA2:4}.
<TX>
<MYCALL> RELAYING for ORCA DIGITAL NET
Taking check-ins
<DATA 72 798F>{8BA2:5}for K7KY NCS < <MYCALL>
<RX>
……..

This will help connect
<DATA 72 85EF>{8BA2:6} weak stations. If they can’t copy NCS, please
check them ‘in&
<DATA 72 5C5E>{8BA2:7}out'(monitor). We’ll save a relay evolution. Actual
Emergency tr
<DATA 41 C380>{8BA2:8}affic we would collect by relay.

<CNTL 10 68EE>{8BA2:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C8E2>{8BA2:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:42Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try
to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT
Button or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …
KA7PAT

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE KA7PAT
File : CK-INrelay.txt
<MISSING 10 A790>{8BA2}6 8
DE KA7PAT K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : CK-INrelay.txt
<MISSING 15 508E>{8BA2}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : CK-INrelay.txt
<MISSING 15 508E>{8BA2}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
N7SND

DE N7SND
File : CK-INrelay.txt
<MISSING 15 508E>{8BA2}CONFIRMED
DE N7SND K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO
File : CK-INrelay.txt
<MISSING 15 508E>{8BA2}CONFIRMED
DE KA7FOO K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 48BD>{8BA2}PREAMBLE
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7SND < W7ZAP Larry please RELAY blocks 0,6,8 TU < W7ZAP

DE N7SND

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 508F>{8BA2}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 88DB>{8BA2}20180102175546:CK-INrelay.txt
<ID 25 09AE>{8BA2}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 7F9F>{8BA2}481 8 64
<DATA 72 F5C9>{8BA2:1}Current band condx highlight the value of relay. You can help NC
<DATA 72 C14F>{8BA2:2}S check in weak stations. Here’s a Check-In Relay macro you can
<DATA 72 4E53>{8BA2:3}paste into the FLDIGI Macro Editor.

Name: ORCA CK-IN
……..
<DATA 72 A468>{8BA2:4}.
<TX>
<MYCALL> RELAYING for ORCA DIGITAL NET
Taking check-ins
<DATA 72 798F>{8BA2:5}for K7KY NCS < <MYCALL>
<RX>
……..

This will help connect
<DATA 72 85EF>{8BA2:6} weak stations. If they can’t copy NCS, please
check them ‘in&
<DATA 72 5C5E>{8BA2:7}out'(monitor). We’ll save a relay evolution. Actual
Emergency tr
<DATA 41 C380>{8BA2:8}affic we would collect by relay.

<CNTL 10 68EE>{8BA2:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C8E2>{8BA2:EOT}

DE N7SND K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KA7PAT

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE KA7PAT
File : CK-INrelay.txt
<MISSING 15 508E>{8BA2}CONFIRMED
DE KA7PAT K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : CK-INrelay.txt
<MISSING 15 508E>{8BA2}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < W7ZAP All stations copied. TU to Larry for relay BTU K7KY < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy nice exercise tonight… band is much better than the last month or so.. BREAK

1950L – 0350Z
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY
Time for the Traffic round beginning with Pat KA7PAT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < KA7PAT

FINALLY HAVING A GOOD NIGHT ON FLDIGI … ALL I
KNOW IS TO REPORT BUT OTHER THAN THAT, PASTING AND
SO ON IN OTHER FEATHERS I’LL LEARN SOON I HOPPE

KA7PAT < K7KY RR Pat ur doing fine… the FLAMP exercise is brisk u did well in Traffic round u can send practice traffic or an image if u like or just send QRU when u hv northing Comment round is next and u can say what u like BREAK next for Traffic is Gene W1EEP < NCS

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 F78D>{50BB}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 54 86E4>{50BB}20180103034852:CK-INrelay W7ZAP NCS W1EEP -1.txt
<ID 18 34FF>{50BB}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 13 A96D>{50BB}94 2 64
<DATA 72 27B3>{50BB:1}THAT WILL WORK REAL GOOD YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST AND TAKE GOOD CAR
<DATA 38 D4C2>{50BB:2}E OF US ON THE NET THX W1EEP

<CNTL 10 3508>{50BB:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9504>{50BB:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : CK-INrelay W7ZAP NCS W1EEP -1.txt
<MISSING 15 2A94>{50BB}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

W1EEP < K7KY FB Gene tnx 4 the flowers BREAK next up is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn MOU’s.213]<flmsg>4.0.3
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20180301035528
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20180301013707
<ics213>
:inc:24 Weekly Training Exercise
:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET
:p1:28 Digital Traffic Training Net
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:p2:7 RADO Op
:d1:8 01/02/18
:t1:6 18:36L
:sb:5 MOU’s
:s1:6 WA7HHE
:p3:7 RADO Op
:mg:586
At the local level, an MOU serves two purposes. First, it’s a door opener.

The served agency says, in effect, that we have examined this organization of radio amateurs and have found them to be trustworthy and able to render substantial and needed services for our field operations in times of emergency.

Secondly, the Memorandum of Understanding spells out the capabilities and organization of the servers (the Amateur Radio operators), the organization and needs of the served agency, and the methods of operation.

Full Story: http://www.arrl.org/memoranda-of-understanding-mou

[WRAP:chksum 913C][WRAP:end] … end

WA7HHE < K7KY Tnx Brad a timely reminder for our ARC right now we’re fulfilling an agreement 8yrs old w/o a MOA all verbal and in the dim past… BREAK next for Traffic is Larry N7SND < K7KY

Sending Pic:260x145C N7SND Mtn Goats <rx>

N7SND < K7KY Well, Larry uv got my goat this time… I like to try figuring out the image as it unrolls ur was hard to guess BREAK next for Traffic Is Doug KA7FOO < NCS

QST DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 E1AB>{424C}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 42 049F>{424C}20180103035743:KA7FOO-EmCommLvlI.b2s
<ID 28 64DA>{424C}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09
<SIZE 14 9709>{424C}569 9 64
<DATA 72 97EF>{424C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAI1XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTDxI20qn0Dpv9JN1Q
<DATA 72 4F5F>{424C:2}lW7hmK1BbR84iWqnxLkPPo2guE/oK0PxaTX4/UG/6ld8eAw4N+QqXiypVsVc1UMd
<DATA 72 AF66>{424C:3}0InhFM1HgfK42Qd3+5B2DHjGj0ZPO3DDuEybOsM5OTh1r9NgZlAKYhOJAymxsL+i
<DATA 72 814F>{424C:4}15UeMcb1MSZaqSs2/zX0kQ4LS0bHGLD6EiPBr9bD3VZ2EDzqbJJMXCWDLBpNFb9U
<DATA 72 4300>{424C:5}MSkcYzwnyeB0zI+nVpMI7o1b7d+5T3EDLzpSsARWxkDY5yaDP7kp5oeQZjN7EMU+
<DATA 72 0B6A>{424C:6}QbqtDcevD5tf3vVuoLaPfeKIuSO+lyZv2l7rZPq8yu/h469KSCCAUCsxjFpEWMQx
<DATA 72 4A1D>{424C:7}FndXoYjH+6Y6leaDoVGal/4QcWzJsm1G0BwC0zhPhvcpFgJqF5AHc2wC3dQsJEGM
<DATA 72 1080>{424C:8}gRzrchHTn5v2jZ3A9eVVrkKphn1wq419mSTONGUjOviONNAoTmB5KSmZKm/ywIEB
<DATA 65 3276>{424C:9}pAYiPa21IszSohkTkU6qVLF8LziBaZ9B42q15tzIAuQ/eA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 6A92>{424C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CA9E>{424C:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

KA7FOO < K7KY Doug I’m getting better at reading the FLAMP msg’s in the tiny window at the last moment… sri to hv u away for awhile good u can keep in touch tnx BREAK next for Traffic is Bill K6QOG < K7KY

ORCA NET DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 3102>{5594}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 46 237A>{5594}20180103031807:Prepardedness_K6QOG-1.213
<ID 33 A67F>{5594}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 15 6651>{5594}705 12 64
<DATA 72 DD23>{5594:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAALBXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTDz32cbGMQ1zoBjP8
<DATA 72 667F>{5594:2}Ih2ioJfuVHro4Y8aI4NN6w0+YnsC7lT6SbX6xbWNUzrOilTaE3g3fjRD77pAb1yW
<DATA 72 CFBF>{5594:3}kkfZsNvsVBodX3i+yj51hhQY+inG6EKme0vVtzxpLXZmnP3JHGINkerz20ql40/Q
<DATA 72 361C>{5594:4}QkKrYNWla3wl2MH83aKKdbdbozfdyxXt/6mueaXMOXwQKPEnwkCX+QpShl7cRLEP
<DATA 72 77C8>{5594:5}mWEtau2nIaHBC/aU2e5XTGzgqPgutaGwtkQbviRK+UHg6neelIKkZ+hKyeSPWrBN
<DATA 72 129F>{5594:6}/mYrdMYCSmM7HH1sSggO0gCxdfU0VhPKkiqwVgRDhh5Pm3w/BOmm9FMo/ujk9twN
<DATA 72 5D96>{5594:7}Pzv6XMOONSN/VJkcCHwFY6IfScSmmL0+0A+ymHu0B0s9W5TMC6/XgAqvAVxE0Y29
<DATA 72 450D>{5594:8}yNmNbQtqMqK4MQPnyp3/LZLM1/GO8D+wUgwHzEofmScbdqPSeZ5CdnhTGoxfkeOO
<DATA 72 A1E6>{5594:9}1qGZZTFn0Anzk/HSD8o5pilp314foAm7Y50uyThOqCUoUKxNZuOUs/bauDPDMrM7
<DATA 73 6E47>{5594:10}WaD8fJ2eEUWfAtxtI1nk3KXUgzEbAUullbbakGiHtheM+7ojMvyjacwFpPGafk7f
<DATA 73 3E29>{5594:11}aCTDjQTk+dxLrmTj6/OJ3VG/xs3gc5Bd1B/tw6kDzihvodaqKWY+5z8
[b64:end
<DATA 10 5B91>{5594:12}] <CNTL 10 5B08>{5594:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FB04>{5594:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

K6QOG < K7KY Thanks Bill good info

DE K7KY
File : Prepardedness_K6QOG-1.213
<MISSING 15 C288>{5594}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

KA7FOO < K7KY sri Doug I forgot ur report 12-13 weeks away must hv unsetteled me

DE K7KY
File : KA7FOO-EmCommLvlI.b2s
<MISSING 15 22DE>{424C}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Mindy W7ZAP is QRU so
2009L – 0409Z
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY
OK we move along to the Comment round beginning with Pat KA7PAT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Looks like Pat’s having a bit of gremlins we’ll move on to Gene W1EEP < NCS

K7KY DE W1EEP Good net=== band was better. We need to get all the operators to try and play with us that would be great and help us all. thanks for all you do it has been a great 2017 and we hope 2018 will be the better. 73’s

W1EEP < K7KY TU Gene I like ur idea and it also worries me… 15-18 ck-ins can get very busy for me… I don’t know what I’d do with 25 ckins (-: nice thoght thou maybe we’d restructure the net somewhat… BREAK next is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY and the ORCA net < WA7HHE, looking forward to utilizing the Macro and expanding the digital skills, appreciate Doug and Mindy for their dedication.
Am really enjoying the great band condx this evening:)
Best of 73’s to everyone. WA7HHE Brad in Cedar City, Utah

WA7HHE < K7KY Rgr Brad very nice to have the band cooperating again tnx for the kind words too Mindy & I love working with you all BREAK Next is Larry N7SND < K7KY

N7SND < K7KY he cpy? < K7KY

KA7FOO < K7KY Doug ur up for Comments.. < NCS

Comments:
Good band conditions tonight, good copy on all stations.
Both images were received in good condition.

As per the Day-of-Week choice could be changed during
discussion time on the first session.

I will see if I can encourage one of the other Reno
station fill in for Reno area. They should be here
anyway!!! Talked to Dick (AG7RV) the other day
regarding a different HF Antenna, may help him in
this net.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY RR Doug great if you can send a rep pse stick around after net if u hv a few moments BREAK next us Is Bill K6QOG < K7KY

K7KY DE K6QOG The band was much better tonight than last year. I had good on everyone except Dough KA7FOO copied 40% of his message. I had good copy on all the Utah stations which is also not common. I will put the relay message into a macro. Thanks. Hope everyone had a good New Years.
73 to all de k6qog k k

K6QOG < K7KY RR Bill nice work getting the macro installed already we’ll take a few minutes and test those installed next week BREAK lets go back to see if Pat is around KA7PAT < K7KY ur up for comments < NCS

S FOR THE GREAT NET TONIGHT. I MAKE SOME MISTAKES AND HAD ISSUES BUT FEEL A BIT BETTER. NOW I WILL BE ABLE TO GAIN HERE AND THERE AND THEN BENIFIT
SOME … MY MESSAGE SAID MACRO INSTALLED, DID IT DO IT ITSELF? WHAT IS IT LOOK LIKE

KA7PAT < K7KY fB Pat nice work ur a good example to lots of Ops who come to ORCA monitoring a few sessions is important to picking up the routines the net moves briskly ur doing fine we all make mistakes check my typing (-: BREAK next for comments is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.3
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20180301042230
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:929 35w 264ft doublet @ 135ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KA7PAT 100% copy KBD (S9) 11dB
W1EEP 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9+ 10) 12dB
WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9 +15) 11dB
N7SND 100% copy KBD, RELAY, image (S9) 5dB
KR7KR 100% copy KBD (S9 +15) 12dB
K6ETA VideoID
N7QDZ 100% copy KBD (S9) 6dB
N0LKC/P 100% copy KBD (S9) 2dB
KD7CL 100% copy KBD (S9) 2dB
W7GBB 100% copy KBD (S9) 2dB
KA7FOO 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9 +15) 13dB
K6QOG 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9 +12) 10dB
K7KY KBD, FLMSG, image, relay

Much better band condx tonight. Can finally copy stations that are 60-100 miles away and WA, UT & NV stations are booming in. We’ll miss KA7FOO Doug for the next 12-13 weeks. Look forward to hearing your thoughts on your training when you return.

Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful 2018! Hope to see you on the WF again soon.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 7601][WRAP:end] … end

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy nice report BREAK KA7PAT < K7KY Pat u around & up for comments? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KA7KY < KA7PAT
YES

KA7PAT < K7KY KA7PAT < K7KY Oops! sri Pat I had a mental sticky note to return for you and did it twice BREAK are there any further comments or questions for the net? < NCS

de n0lkc

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < KA7PAT

I AM SORRY IT TAKES SO LONG TO REPLY. I AM TYPING EVERYTHING AND STILL NEED MAJOR JUMPS IN MACRO USE.

KA7PAT < K7KY Pat stand by a moment BREAK N0LKC < K7KY Clifford double go agn pse. < NCS

K7KY DE N0LKC GE to all and Happy New Year to us. Tnx for changing portable QTH to Quartzsite, AZ. Moved the camp up the road a few miles, antenna setup now accomodates 160 meters with a 60 ft. footprint – will give it a try with my QRP someda eqsemains the going rate here. Quartzfest hamfest coming up in the area in about 2 weeks, lots of fun ahead. Good copy here.
73 from Clifford in Az

N0LKC < K7KY FB Clifford 160m from a campsite very good! maybe we can connect on 160m when ur ready… I hope u can stick around Quartzsite for the ham festival ttus BREAK KA7PAT < K7KY OK Pat agn pse… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
WOW , DON’TKNOW WHY IT DID THAT

KA7PAT < K7KY No worries.. pse stay a moment after net.. we’l close it up and let the net go on with their evenings I need to speak to DougKA7FOO for a moment and then we’ll discuss macro.. BREAK any last comments or late ck-ins? < NCS

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 01/02/2018 20:32 PST

Thanks for committing your time and attention
to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again next week.
73 Doug K7KY

KA7FOO < K7KY Doug we’l both miss you and wish you well with your teachingproject I’m wondering if in your training nets on VHF if you use any repeaters? < K7KY

Oh no repeaters. All in the somplex modes. We use 3 to 4 different frequecies during the nets of the last year. All in the VHF, i WOULD LIKE TO try a UHF freq some time for a text. Going thru the Express program at this moment. About another month I will be bringing this project to a close. Has taken 13 months. But I have developed some good operators and a team!
KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY RR Doug Good on you 4 the Elmering we’re abt to begin a VHF digital training net hr in conjunction with a voice training net on simplex I’ve read that some groups in PA are using repeaters for their digital nets I’ve not tried this & don’t even know if it’s legal to do.. using a repeater would abt double our ck-ins I think just an idea I know nothing abt btu < K7KY

OH! Good for you. Simplex works and encourages relaying. If the NCS is on a hill you can cover a large area. I have not tried a repeater yet. But the 3 minute timer will be a challenge. Most of the or should say some of the xmit can bre longer than the 3 minute. I can rally the troops some night for a repater test in the near furthure. We ARES that is, have a repeater on a major mountain with a BIg footprint. Will keep you informed on that test.
KA7FOO

Tnx Doug that would be great… we ran a simplex VHF net hr abt 5yrs ago… so many baofungs and rubberducks made the relay feature the dominent mode of the net… it took forever… we hv lots of hills and shadows there’s lots of down sides to usning the repeater for digital modes I’m just doing my homework right now… tnx and I apprecitate u keeping me in mind tnx for that I hv toriun & check in with Pat KA7PAT keep in touch & enjoy your training sessions.. it very rewarding work 73 4 now BREAK KA7PAT < K7KY Pat ur hr? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < KA7PAT I don’t have to take your time now for macros … looks like you are working on 160 meters with a camper, that sounds interesting. What frequency so I can see if I can hear and maybe check in there … If I can type real time like you folks it seems like it would make it smoother on this end. The vhf digital training sounds interesting. I wonder if Craig might be up on that … I am sure we locally would love to do such.. i am getting really tired…

Pat… typing in to the hot TX buffer is your next challenge… most all digital work is done like that.. if we take time to compose & edit it ends up like we’re talkin btwn earth & mars (-: practice a bit with Craig or Mindy & I you should not be too concerned after watching my typing during the net.. I do hv a good excuse with a 2/3 finger on rt hand, but I can’t honestly say I was any better b4 anyway, the macro I sent has to be installed by u… just copy the code btwn the dotted lines and paste it into a blank macro or one u don’t use Label it ORCA RELAY or something like that I turn off my signalink to test things like this or turn off the rig andjust watch fldigi btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Dough, that sounds good … I shold not have a problem with doign that. < KA7PAT

KA7PAT < K7KY very good, Pat I think ur doing very well.. this is a complex net once you have the flow it’s easy and actually fun stay with it and you’ll be flowing with the pros soon this is how I learned the guy and ladies on this net are very savvy tnx for working with us Mindy & I hv been looking for digital Ops in the neighboring counties for a long time we’re glad to hv u aboard Nuts! my typing get worse as the night goes on… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7AY < KA7PAT MACRO TEST

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KA7PAT RELAYING for ORCA DIGITAL NET
Taking check-ins for K7KY NCS < KA7PAT

KA7PAT < K7KY PERTECT! Pat.. nice work be sure to save ur macro in the upper left of the screen FILE/MACRO/SAVE btu < K7KY

K7KY Doug,
Several of us are using Maxtrac set to about 30 Watts. Working quiet ¿ ytt_ #ƒ2ved in Tillamook (Bay ê esADi- eea: t aupre. I
know your challenge. Will send you email updates.

KA7FOO RELAYING for ORCA DIGITAL NET
Taking check-ins for K7KY NCS < KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY RR Doug nice work looks like we’ll hv lots of RELAY stations GREAT! BREAK there was a double other stn agn pse.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T04:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
STANDING BY

All stations… I hadn’t planned to contact CliffordN0LKC on 160m directly, but we can give it a go if he’s still on freq BREAK N0LKC < K7KY u still hr? < K7KY

K7KY DE N0LKC HI DOUG GE, YES STILL AROUND AND LEARNING ALONG THE WAY. IT WOULD TAKE ME A FEW MIN TO SET UP ON 160 AND IT IS DEFINITELY ONLY AN EXPERIMENT BECAUSE OF THE 12 WATTS, MAYBE WE TRY A HOOKUP SOME EVENING DURING WEEK, MAYBE MANANA OR SO? I REALLY DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WITH SUCH LOW POWER, BK DE N0LKC KN

N0LKC < K7KY FB Clifford… OK by me… I can try this with you maybe thursday we can arrange by email if that works 4 u. I have a good 160m ant and that may make up for the smaller ant at ur end we’ll see.. with a small ant @ 12 watts, maybe we’ll set a record or sometung anyway it wil be fun to try… the EMCOMM Ops around hr use 160m for backup and most have good signals on 160m ok we’ll arrange by email ur signal is 4db here very good for poratble ant @ 12w have a good evening & we’ll chat soon tnx agn for the URL & PDF we’re working on the PDF.. 73 4 now Doug K7KY

TNX FOR ALL DOUG, LOOK FWD TO IT, YES BY EMAIL WILL BE FINE, THEY HAVE SOME LOW KEY MUSIC EVENTS IN QUARTZFEST AND ONE MAY BE ON THURS, BUT YES WE WILL SQUARE AWAY BY EMAIL. AND I PROBABLY HAVE THE VAST RESERVE OF BUMPING UP TO 20 WATTS FOR SHORT TERM IF I NEED TO. LAPTOP BATS ON LOW END HERE , I JUST MAKE IT THRU THE NET, SO CATCH YOU SOON, BEST TO TO YOU AND PAT ALSO, HAVE A GOOD EVE, FROM CLIFFORD K7KY DE N0LKC SK

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T05:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY < KA7PAT 73S AND LET ME KNOW HOW THE 160 M TESTING GOES .. NOLKC TOO..

KA7PAT < K7KY If I can, Pat I’ll tie you in to the attempt when we get it sked hv a good evening and let me know if you want to test or try anything btwn nets Mindy & I are usually around 73 4 Now Doug K7KY sk

What freq on 160 meter band is being used for FlDigi?
KA7FOO

good question Pat… I was going to use 1.810 mostly because I go there for QRP CW I don’t think there’s much crowding on 160m and that was my thought… what u think? < K7KY

OK I
KA7FOO
I have not use 160 digital yet, thought I would drop the question. Thanbks Doug, see you in the future.

KA7FOO < K7KY Sri Doug I got my Ops mixed by the end of net I’m not as sharp as at the beginning… I don’t think there will be any complaints on 160m the Stew Perry CW Challenge was last weekend and usually 160m is blank on my panadapter.. mostly CW and a few phone ragchews is all I usually see. btu < K7KY

OK Doug. Will start monitoring that freq to see how congested the freq is. Thanks for the net tonight.
See you later.
KA7FOO

FB Tnx Doug cu as soon as ur around 73 < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T05:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
agn pse < K7KY

GN all I’m QRT b4 my noodles are cold 73 Doug K7KY sk

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T05:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
THANKD DOUGH AND MINDY … RELAUNCHED SOFTWARE.. SOMETIMES IT ONLY GOES OUT IN A BLERP

dit dit

Before RSID: <<2018-01-03T05:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
HAVE A GOOD EVENING AND KEEP IN TOUCH PLEASE.. I HAD A BLAST AND LEARNIND A LOT THIS EVENING. 37S

 

Net Reports

12NOV19 Report

12NOV19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/NOV/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 19 Stations: K7DV Dave St George,UT N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA K7LDW [...]

CALLSIGN Lookup by WM7D

ORCA_sidebar_image

International SATERN Digital Net


International SATERN Digital Net transmits digital text, images, and FLAMP files via remote HF station. NCS and Net Manager is Ken Standard AD5XJ.

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.065 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

World Clock

SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

World Clock