02/MAR/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/Mar/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 41
Stations:
__W1EEP Pine Valley,UT QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
__KG6JAZ Rod Arcata,CA
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
__KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
__K7UV Ron Brigham City,UT QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KD9MKZ Christian Cambridge City,IN QNX
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
__W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID
__KM6KAQ Michael Altadena,CA QNX
W4FLL Warren Carson City,NV
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only

Solar Storm? Maybe so, but a very favorable storm indeed. We logged stations in WY, MT, MO, and IN tonight. Although the band was long, closer stations also did well. Welcome to five new stations tonight too: Rod KG7JAZ in Arcata,CA, Jim KM7H in Addy,WA, Dennis N7DHW in Sprague River,OR, Michael KM6KAQ in Altadena,CA, and Warren W4FLL in Carsen City,NV. And, Welcome back to Ralph WB6SDR, a long-time ORCA member. Five new stations in one session is a record. 41 stations on the log is also an ORCA record. Check-in was really busy tonight. We logged 37 Ops in 45min. Compiling our Roster entails a Copy/Paste operation between two applications; we can easily fall behind when ck-ins come too quickly. A few coat-tails or doubles are unavoidable during ck-in; some stations do not copy every station on the net. That’s HF radio.

A note to the newer stations: You’ve joined an eclectic and accomplished group of digital Ops. ORCA members are a diverse group of Amateurs. Many are leaders in their radio community and also their civic communities. Some are Scientists, University Professors, Programmers, and experts in many fields. There are lots of ARRL/ARES appointed and elected officials. It’s a highly qualified team. We would not be on-the-air every Tuesday evening w/o them. They ARE the net. We’re the Conductors, but w/o the dedicated Orchestra, we would not exist. You can learn all ORCA has to teach by observing how these Ops work the net. They know digital-net protocol and implement it perfectly. Hats Off to every one of them!

We had a number of solid signal reports in the Comment round. Signal reports are very useful for refining antennas. Most Amateurs are keen to improve antenna performance. Even after you’ve maxed your antenna configuration, regular feedback increases your knowledge of it’s coverage. Signal Reports and the Net Report test-image section reveal our station’s strength and weakness. Thanks for your contribution.

The recent storm related grid-down event in Texas is a wake-up for all EMCOMM Ops. Independent power for EMCOMM stations is vital. If you can’t stay on the air w/o commercial power, you won’t be working emergency traffic during emergencies w/o commercial power. EMCOMM stations need independent power sources. And, we need sufficient spares to keep our stations on-the-air.

Amateur digital networking may be nearing critical mass. We hear more often than ever about local VHF/UHF digital training nets. These net will lead many Ops to HF networking. It’s easier to learn digital net basics on VHF/UHF where interference is minimal, relative to HF. HF is more challenging, especially now at Solar Minimum. The VHF/UHF nets are also very important to HF nets. They’re our natural partners for providing local information to the wider HF nets and bringing regional/national information to the local community.

Eventually, the Amateur community will connect thru VHF/UHF/HF digital networks. While we train and practice to support our Civic agencies, we are concurrently poised to support our own radio communities. We are also our own clients, so to speak. Sanctioned by no agencies, we need no permission to activate in support of Civic agencies or the needs of our Amateur community. Eventually, we hope to be training and practicing with other HF digital net. We need a digital HF Traffic net mid-USA to link the East & West coast nets. When we accomplish this, we’ll be able to pass traffic Coast2Coast w/o engaging any other traffic system.

Mindy sent the 2nd test image tonight; I changed the image name and my closing macro was not updated. The images are from different antennas tonight. Our doublets, 210’@80′ & 135’@ 145′, are 70′ and about 90deg apart.

Images from the net:

RX #1: KM7H Addy, WA
RX #2: KM7H Addy, WA
RX #1: K0KEX Smithville, MO
RX #2: K0KEX Smithville, MO
RX #1: K7HDX Cedar City, UT
RX #2: K7HDX Cedar City, UT
RX #1: KA7ULD Helena, MT
RX #2: KA7ULD Helena, MT
RX #1: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #2: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #2: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: AB6KX WebSDR in Half Moon Bay, CA
RX #1: K0PHP Columbia, MO
RX #1: K7DV Idaho Falls, ID
RX #1: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: W6DLW Cedar City, UT

Remember these nets conducted primarily (4/5) by ORCA Ops on 3.581mhz:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1486, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/USA)

Wednesday, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1715m/0115z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, SATERN Int’l Digi Net, 1200C/1800z, 14.065+1476, Olivia 16/1K, AD5XJ/NCS (USA)

Thanks for practicing with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation and support. We look forward to working with you again next Tuesday evening on 3.581+1500.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

—- Net Log —–

K6ETA or K7KY or W7ZAP de KB7VX/p with traffic for WDN

KB7VX/P < K7KY GE Bruce…. I’m within a couple minutes of begining ck-in we were going to confirm by email… I didin’t remember on my own can we do it

following net? < K7KY

K7KY de KB7VX Sure. No problem Doug.
K7KY de KB7VX

FB Bruce sri to have u stay up late… Next week we”ll be on the sked I’ll need an email reminder tu BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCS

KB7VX/P < K7KY RR Bruce TU
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM ”

<KG7C k

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
kg6jaz checking in

K7UV QNX

KG6JAZ < K7KY TU Rod
KG6JAZ Rod Arcata QNX
Welcome Rod I’ll ck u QNX for a few sessions while u learn our protocols good to hv u aboard.. < K7KY

<KG7VEJ> QNX

K6ETA* < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de N7RBP k

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP, MEDFORD OREGON IN AND OUT PSK K
de N7RBP k

DE K7UV QNXne e t)

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KDE K7DV Dave Idaho falls, Idaho.. 35 watts qru

ORCA pse Stand by I can copy them all @ once tu < K7KY

KG7VEJ < K7KY TU Jack
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX < NCS

ORCA < WB6SDR WB6SDR Ralph checking in from Folsom, CA

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP, MEDFORD OREGON IN AND OUT PSK K
de N7RBP k

Please! Stand by I’m abt 4 stations behind tu I’ll let u know when I catch up < NCS

K7UV < K7KY TU Ron
K7UV Ron Brigham City,UT QNX < NCS

N7RBP < K7KY TU Bob
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX < NCS

de N2RSN QNX K
de N2RSN k

K0PHP < K7KY TU Chris
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX < NCS

K7DV

K7DV < K7KY GE Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID < K7KY

N2RSN < K7KY TU David
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX < NCS

K7KY de KA7ULD QNX

KA7ULD < K7KY TU Mark
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX < NCS

WB7EUX

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K7UV Ron Brigham City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX

any corrections b4 we proceed? < NCS

WB8TDG Rex in Dayton Ohio cehckin only, Thanks WB8TDG

WB7EUX < K7KY GE Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY ecge

KI7TPD*

WB8TDG < K7KY TU Rex
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX < NCS

KI7TPD* < K7KY GE Fred
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT < NCS e

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

WA0TJT < K7KY Keith Active,? QNX? < K7KY
WA0TJT < K7KY TU Keith
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX < NCS

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K7UV Ron Brigham City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KD9MKZ QNX

KD9MKZ < K7KY TU Christian
KD9MKZ Christian Cambridge City,IN QNX

great signal in SW/OR < NCS

KG7VVN *

KG7VVN* < K7KY GE Bruno
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < K7KY TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX < NCS

KM7H, Jim, Addy,WA

KM7H < K7KY TU Jim
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
Welcome to ORCA Jim I’ll log u QNX for a few session while u learn our protocols tu < K7KYu

NCS de KE6SLS QNX
TU k

KE6SLS < K7KY TU Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX < NCS

de WY7SJM WY7SJM QNX

WY7SJM < K7KY TU Steve
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX < NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX QSA5 k

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
tnx ur report < K7KY
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K7UV Ron Brigham City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KD9MKZ Christian Cambridge City,IN QNX
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

QRZ > ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

W5CLE W5CLE QNX

W5CLE < K7KY TU Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCS

ORCA tnx 4 spacing out ck-ins I was burning my fingers for awhile there… band is much better than usual distant stations are strong tonite < NCS

KS6M

KS6M < K7KY RR John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA < NCS

QRZ > ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS0r

de KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

de ka7erv for early check in, qnx
de ka7erv

KA7ERV < K7KY TU Rob
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX < NCS

K7HDX QNX

K7HDX < K7KY RR Ron TU
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
anyone else? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY, BROOKING, QNX

K7HDX < K7KY TU Ron
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS
K7KY, BROOKING, QNX ?? agn w ID pse tu < NCS

W7SOT, BROOKING, QNX

W7SOT < K7KY TU Scott
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY K7KY DE WB7TZD Tom Vancouver, WA 98663 CHECKING IN. k

WB7TZD < K7KY RR Tom TU
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
Tom all I need is ur callsign tu < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K7UV Ron Brigham City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KD9MKZ Christian Cambridge City,IN QNX
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCS

w0kcn w0kcn QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

de Steve KB6HOH QNX K

K0KEX < K7KY TU Rick
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX < NCS

KB6HOH < K7KY TU Steve
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX < NCS

ORCA KG7VVN copies W0KCN QNX

ORCA < WB6SDR WB6SDRRalphqru

TU Bruno that’s a club call for K0KEX tnx BK
WB6SDR < K7KY RR Ralph TU
WB6SDR Ralph Valencia,CA
Ralph u want to participate tonite? < NCS

yes tnx

WB6SDR < K7KY GE Ralph
WB6SDR Ralph Valencia,CA
Good to c u… long time no see (-: < K7KY !7WSV

now in folsom ca wb6sdr

RR < NCS

W7WSV

W7WSV < K7KY GE Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K7UV Ron Brigham City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KD9MKZ Christian Cambridge City,IN QNX
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

2021-03-02 19:33:59p 03:33:59z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

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

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS 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

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Exercise is brisk, Stay focused.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and
FILL/CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

CONFIG 4 ORCA:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

KS6M < K7KY John pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < K7KY

N7DHW , Dennis, Sprague River OR.

relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-in
Not Copying NCS? Ck-in here… < KS6M

NCS < Nothing heard. < KS6M

RR John tu BK
N7DHW < K7KY TU Dennis
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX

Dennis Welcome to ORCA I’ll ck-u in QNX for a few sessions while u learn our protocols good 2 hv u aboard.. anyone else?
< K7KY

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < K7KY

 

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K7KY 20210303034223
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K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:1115 ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/Mar/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 36
Stations:
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K7UV Ron Brigham City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KD9MKZ Christian Cambridge City,IN QNX
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 9ED0][WRAP:end] … end

I missed Gene W1EEP on the roster he’s QNX tonite, so I won’t resend the roster, but Gene is at the top sri to miss Gene BK

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex209.txt’, an FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP Exercise.
If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in the Traffic round with FLAMP.

People are still repairing fractured water pipes in Texas, two weeks after five days of freezing WX w/o
power. At one point 5 million people were effected. We wonder how many Texas Amateurs were also
w/o radio station power. Frozen Texas is a wake-up for EMCOMM Ops. It’s much better to be prepared
than to scrounge and implement during emergencies. While weighing the crisis in Texas, factor in
current Weather Scientist’s conclusion that our Solar Cycles are entering a Maunder Minimum.
Progressively colder WX appears to be on our horizon, possibly lasting three decades.

Here are two actions that will be helpful in the future. Review your EMCOMM station with a focus on
sustainability. Power is foremost, but we should also consider back-up hardware/software/etc., for
quick repair/replacement when we have only what’s on-hand. Stations able to remain on-the-air will
be those prepared for extended emergencies, as just occurred in Texas.

Another strategic activity is further connecting existing digital nets, HF/VHF/UHF, and establishing
an HF digital Traffic net mid-USA to bridge the Coastal nets. With a mid-USA HF digital net, we can
pass traffic directly, Coast2Coast, independent of other systems. There are capable digital Ops mid-USA
already engaged in digital nets and capable of standing-up a mid-USA HF digital net. We’re prepared to
support a mid-USA digital net with protocol, structure, and what else we can. Existing digital nets will
benefit by appointing net members as liaison to other digital net. We will share information more
quickly and cross-pollinate the nets with experienced digital Ops. Eventually, we’ll have a solid
National Network of digital nets. Besides increasing our NBEMS/EMCOMM capabilities, we’ll be
much better positioned to serve our Amateur membership in ordinary times and emergencies.

Have you tried the experimental OFDM mode developed by John KF4YFD? Dave W1HKJ has
temporarily added it to the FLDIGI Alpha v4.1.18.11 for testing. Alpha versions available @:

http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/

Try it out: John needs our feedback. The slowest mode, OFDM-500 is easily twice as fast as MFSK-32.
FEC is supposed to be more robust than MFSK and OFDM is said to copy 100% with fading as long as 2sec.
Give it a try when you have time and send John your observations. Email John @: kl4yfd@gmail.com

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com (another file
location & manipulation exercise) Your test images reveal NCS path to each station.

Net Report posted soon: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

Next is the FLAMP Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Tonight’s exercise begins in PSK-250R (220wpm/250hz). We’ll fill
in THOR-50×1 (176wpm/900hz) & THOR-22 (78wpm/524hz).
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead… < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:51Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>
stR oORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 FFAF>{CADD}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 3312>{CADD}20210303004922:ex209.txt
<ID 17 1260>{CADD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CE56>{CADD}413 7 64
<FILE 30 3312>{CADD}20210303004922:ex209.txt
<ID 17 1260>{CADD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CE56>{CADD}413 7 64
<DATA 72 307B>{CADD:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS completes the primary E
<DATA 72 1D7A>{CADD:2}xercise.
—–
OPTIONAL/ADVANCED file-manipulation exercise (u
<DATA 72 4E11>{CADD:3}se this file 4 Traffic)

From tonight’s Roster, COPY the last
<DATA 72 05F0>{CADD:4}three stations. Create a new file in your PC
Text Editor named
<DATA 72 61D1>{CADD:5}, ‘URCALL_ex209.txt. PASTE the Copied text into that file and SA
<DATA 72 2950>{CADD:6}VE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send that file in FLAMP. B4 sending, ch
<DATA 37 D69D>{CADD:7}ange ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 6

<CNTL 10 D9E6>{CADD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 79EA>{CADD:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:52Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>
For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALL only. Press the FLAMP ‘REPORT’
Button or send ‘No Copy’. I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with… KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 14 0FEF>{CADD}PREAMBLE
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

DE K7DV
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 8 161B>{CADD}2
DE K7DV K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 8 161B>{CADD}2
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 AD48>{CADD}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WB7TZD
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 0FEF>{CADD}PREAMBLE
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB6SDR

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 10 F29D>{CADD}1 5
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:56Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 FFAF>{CADD}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 3312>{CADD}20210303004922:ex209.txt
<ID 17 1260>{CADD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CE56>{CADD}413 7 64
<FILE 30 3312>{CADD}20210303004922:ex209.txt
<ID 17 1260>{CADD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CE56>{CADD}413 7 64
<DATA 72 307B>{CADD:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS completes the primary E
<DATA 72 1D7A>{CADD:2}xercise.
—–
OPTIONAL/ADVANCED file-manipulation exercise (u
<DATA 72 4E11>{CADD:3}se this file 4 Traffic)

From tonight’s Roster, COPY the last
<DATA 72 05F0>{CADD:4}three stations. Create a new file in your PC
Text Editor named
<DATA 72 61D1>{CADD:5}, ‘URCALL_ex209.txt. PASTE the Copied text into that file and SA
<DATA 72 2950>{CADD:6}VE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send that file in FLAMP. B4 sending, ch
<DATA 37 D69D>{CADD:7}ange ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 6

<CNTL 10 D9E6>{CADD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 79EA>{CADD:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:57Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 AD48>{CADD}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

DE K7DV
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 AD48>{CADD}CONFIRMED
DE K7DV K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 8 161B>{CADD}2
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD

DE WB7TZD
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 0FEF>{CADD}PREAMBLE
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB6SDR

N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR
BK
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 8 E61B>{CADD}1
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:00Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 FFAF>{CADD}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 3312>{CADD}20210303004922:ex209.txt
<ID 17 1260>{CADD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CE56>{CADD}413 7 64
<FILE 30 3312>{CADD}20210303004922:ex209.txt
<ID 17 1260>{CADD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CE56>{CADD}413 7 64
<DATA 72 307B>{CADD:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS completes the primary E
<DATA 72 1D7A>{CADD:2}xercise.
—–
OPTIONAL/ADVANCED file-manipulation exercise (u
<DATA 72 4E11>{CADD:3}se this file 4 Traffic)

From tonight’s Roster, COPY the last
<DATA 72 05F0>{CADD:4}three stations. Create a new file in your PC
Text Editor named
<DATA 72 61D1>{CADD:5}, ‘URCALL_ex209.txt. PASTE the Copied text into that file and SA
<DATA 72 2950>{CADD:6}VE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send that file in FLAMP. B4 sending, ch
<DATA 37 D69D>{CADD:7}ange ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 6

<CNTL 10 D9E6>{CADD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 79EA>{CADD:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:02Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 AD48>{CADD}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD

DE WB7TZD
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 AD48>{CADD}CONFIRMED
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 AD48>{CADD}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < W7ZAP All stns CONFIRMED… looks like the modes were just right for tonight’s condx
BTN < W7ZAP

Thanks, Mindy the Ex went well modes perfect for the band tonite a much better band than usual WB6SDR Ralph the Exercise has changed somewhat since u were last hr… the Optional Advanced Exercise creates traffic 4 the Traffic round… and give practice working traffic that involves using more of the PC operating system… no worries good 2 hv u back BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:06:36p 04:06:36z
Late Ck-In? < NCS tn

NCS MAY I TRY TO REPORT? DE K7UV

RR Ron go < K7KY

K7UV < K7KY OK Ron ur OK 2 send ur report. < K7KY

K7UV < K7KY Ron we need to move along, big roster tonite… we hold a brief session after each net for Monitorins stations to CONFIRM or FILL files from the Exercise… we’ll do it then tnx BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:09:47p 04:09:47z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Bruce KB7VX/P < NCS

K7KY DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 C48E>{5676}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 4095>{5676}20210303040023:KB7VX_ex209.txt
<ID 33 678A>{5676}KB7VX portable in Gallup NM
<SIZE 13 8D26>{5676}81 2 64
<DATA 72 8678>{5676:1}WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
N7DHW Dennis Sprag
<DATA 25 E71C>{5676:2}ue River,OR QNX

<CNTL 10 6CA6>{5676:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CCAA>{5676:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

DE K7KY
File : KB7VX_ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 6E6F>{5676}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Dave K7DV < NCS

K7KY ORCA Net DE K7DV

<PROG 18 A16E>{3222}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 35 FD6B>{3222}20210303035658:K7DV.ex209.b2s
<ID 28 8962>{3222}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho
<SIZE 14 000D>{3222}269 5 64
<DATA 72 41EA>{3222:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADHXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A1gJQr2dseqaG1a
<DATA 72 30EA>{3222:2}58O5jURtFRKGMYp9mxPaG067M+PsT8jWxxlzIPYpuI4nZHNkf7f1mIgtsZi6kgxN
<DATA 72 E5D2>{3222:3}sF/MX3dMJHSCMLA7AVWjFCXQZG31psBunMEJCIwL6IRfKBPQjVQoLmnldXSS03ZO
<DATA 72 9ADE>{3222:4}DUWXb7ko1SoGKpOPMjA8Q+WWC1Kb8G8y6sDxp0CnJtBuHntGoQ6OnE+X0Wv5U9qw
<DATA 21 C0F9>{3222:5}TqA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 BBD8>{3222:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1BD4>{3222:EOT}

K7KY ORCA NET DE K7DV K

DE K7KY
File : K7DV.ex209.b2s
<MISSING 15 D07E>{3222}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Over 2 Tom WB7EUX 4 Traffic < K7KY

K7KY DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 8FA8>{DFB5}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 73CB>{DFB5}20210303035504:WB7EUX_ex209.txt
<ID 23 9D6B>{DFB5}WB7EUX Joseph, OR
<SIZE 13 EA37>{DFB5}80 2 64
<DATA 72 7252>{DFB5:1}WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
N7DHW Dennis Spragu
<DATA 24 F784>{DFB5:2}e River,OR QNX

<CNTL 10 EEED>{DFB5:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4EE1>{DFB5:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

DE K7KY
File : WB7EUX_ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 18E3>{DFB5}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

John KS6M, ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

K7KY DE KS6M

<PROG 21 1B10>{7858}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 9C75>{7858}20210303035251:KS6M_ex209.txt
<ID 26 F238>{7858}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 13 C816>{7858}91 2 64
<DATA 72 0F5C>{7858:1}N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
<DATA 35 0C4B>{7858:2}
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
<CNTL 10 6E1C>{7858:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CE10>{7858:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 0DB7>{7858}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7TZD < NCS

K7KY DE WB7TZD

<PROG 18 B74D>{3E50}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 CF5D>{3E50}20210303041106:WB7TZD_ex209.txt
<ID 58 F277>{3E50}WB7TZD ECOM MESSAGE TOM VANCOUVER, WA 98663 (CN85qp)
<SIZE 14 F414>{3E50}531 9 64
<DATA 72 A31F>{3E50:1}

REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS completes the primary
<DATA 72 ECE0>{3E50:2} Exercise.
—–
OPTIONAL/ADVANCED file-manipulation exercise
<DATA 72 1385>{3E50:3}(use this file 4 Traffic)

From tonight’s Roster, COPY the las
<DATA 72 611A>{3E50:4}t three stations. Create a new file in your PC
Text Editor nam
<DATA 72 42BE>{3E50:5}ed, ‘URCALL_ex209.txt. PASTE the Copied text into that file and
<DATA 72 982A>{3E50:6}SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send that file in FLAMP. B4 sending,
<DATA 72 1381>{3E50:7}change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 6

W7WS N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,O
<DATA 72 AD20>{3E50:8}R QNX
W7ZAP MindyV Steve Mesa,AZ
Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug
<DATA 27 4DFF>{3E50:9} Brookings,OR NCS

<CNTL 10 5BE9>{3E50:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FBE5>{3E50:EOT}

DE WB7TZD K

Tom here, I’m looking only for the three line u copied for the Optional exercise tu

DE K7KY
File : WB7TZD_ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 D434>{3E50}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

WB6SDR Ralph…I already hv ur traffic & I’l be back 4 u in Comments tu BK
Next 4 Traffic is Steve W7WSV < NCS

K7KY DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 A6C4>{D2E9}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 F80A>{D2E9}20210303040523:W7WSV_ex209.txt
<ID 28 BD43>{D2E9}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 CC38>{D2E9}229 3 80
<DESC 24 EEFE>{D2E9}Last but not least
<DATA 88 690C>{D2E9:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAClXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3/dFmgr2dseqaG1a58RUMuc32WKsWn
a+
<DATA 88 CF90>{D2E9:2}cAiIDtPpV368fNPcyq3KgKZ/es8clMVbrKHZj+xilOSvml93JElR7hmYiHKUv8Wpahwo1QcLVfV1xY8c
<DATA 77 1C42>{D2E9:3}ub2OxPHg3T5Kt5xH2GxsAUHoUboOGRu7RCoFS6YIYbRC/LTecTQxqBTq0sA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 359D>{D2E9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9591>{D2E9:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

DE K7KY
File : W7WSV_ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 3798>{D2E9}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:21:50p 04:21:50z
Late Ck-In? < NCS One more ck-in will break our record of 37 ck-ins. I hope to take the title from Mindy tonite (-: BK
First up 4 Comments tonite is Bruce KB7VX/P < NC

B7VX

— start —
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:crlf][WRAP:fn 20210302.txt]Greetings to all at ORCA, I am running the propane heater tonight while camped here by the side of a siding road off of NM HWY 491.

I successfully received the AmRRON Intel Brief for March 2, 2021 from K4KBT NCS of the Eastern AmRRON training net. This was quite a feat in that s/n was at minus 6. I was patient and listened for everyone’s fills and got up to 80%, then after net, requested the remainder. Whoopie!!

Some changes are occuring here in Gallup; both at the hospital and in respect to the weather. The percentage of patients that are COVID positive is dropping. We are down to about 20 percent of inpatients now. For a long time, we had been over 30 percent COVID positive. In addition, State inspectors have come around and have broken the long-standing practice of disinfecting N95 masks under UV light. We now are being told to use the N95 mask only once, then discard it. That surely means that the available supply of N95 masks has finally reached a level sufficient to provide all care-givers with a new N95 mask each time we enter a COVID room. This is a very welcome change, for the UV light disinfection technique causes the N95 mask to STINK after it has been disinfected.

I have abandoned my $200 per month RV spot for two reasons. First, we lost a per diem US tech, and now I must take call every other weekend and will be on the swing shift every other week. That means I will have to practically “live” at the hospital, so no chance of cycling or walking to work any more. It also means that I will only be able to get onto ORCA every other week. Also, the weather is warming up, with a hight today of 49 degrees; although the nights are still quite cold — down into the single digits last night.

BEST WISHES TO ALL ON ORCA!![WRAP:chksum 9FF2][WRAP:end] — end —

DE KB7VX K

FB Bruce good 2 hr the number of COVID patients is dropping and that good masks are finally available we’ll catch ur traffic following the after net session 4 Monitors at least u can join us every other week… better than not BK

Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA* < NCS

NCS < K6ETA * Great band condx tonight! Welcome back Ralph WB6SDR… u were missed! Once again a great net thanks to all ORCA ops. Thanks Doug and Mindy!

Steve K6ETA, Mt Shasta – 73 all!

RR Steve tu BK
Dave K7DV, ur up 4 Comments < K7KY½

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:29Z 4xPSK125R @ 1500>>
Pbeg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7DV-20210302-201042L-12.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:20
K7DV 20210303042913
:hdr_ed:20
K7DV 20210303031108
<blankform>
:mg:241 Welcome to all . Its goad a long cold winter here, and i for one am looking forward to Better weather. You all are
doing a great job on the Net. Keep up the good work de Dave K7DV Idaho falls Idaho.
[WRAP:chksum 0DD7][WRAP:end] … end

Didn’t pass ck-sum 4 me
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – Wow! 36 checkins. This IS a popular digital watering hole.
Thanks to Doug and Mindy for this opportunity to work digital traffic, one of the highlights of the week for me.
73 de WB7EUX

RR Tom & tu for ur support and participation BK
Fred KI7TPD, ur up 4 Comments < K7KY

W7ZAP, K7KY and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD

100% first time on the FLAMP excercise tonight!

N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

This is our Spring Break week so mostly recovering from class this week. Hope the students don’t bring anything back!
Have a great week!

73s everyone!
KI7TPD

GUd wk Fred lets all hope the students don’t bring back anthing we don’t want BK
Over 2 Bruno KG7VVN 4 Comments < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA/NCS GE Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Net was much stronger tonite, band improvd as net progresd. Thx 4 the education w/ W0KCN .
Helped Medical Reserve Corp yesterday with Covid inoculations, was very well run. Served about 1K dozes.

Sig Rprt:

NCS +8, +19 db KBD 100%
FLAMP: PSK 250 (s/n 29 db) 62% Thor 50×1 (-2,+1 db) 100% Thor 22 (+4 db)

KB7VX/P +2,+11db KBD 100% FLAMP 100% FLMSG 100%
K7DV +2,+7 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
KI7TPD +2, +6 db KBD 100%
K6ETA -3, +3 db KBD 100%
K7DV +2,+4db KBD 100% FLMSG 100%
K6ETA db KBD 100%
KS6M -5, +2 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
KE6SLS +1 db KBD 95%
KJ7BHK -8 db KBD 100%
KA7ERV +4 db KBD 100%
K7HDX +11 db KB 100%
W7SOT -8 db KBD 100%
K0KEX +5 db KBD 100%
KB6H0H +4 db KBD 100%
WB6SDR +2 db KBD 100%
WB7TZD -7, +12 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
W7WSV -6,+ 9db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
WB7EUX -4,+4 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100 %
W5CLE -6 db KBD 100%
K7HDX +11 db KBD 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! 73 < KG7VVN

RR Bruno solid RX report KG7VVN tnx Bruno I’m a bit behind tonite .5sec or so so far… tnx solid RX report I can’t take credit for remembering who went with that club call, Mindy remembered she’s a whiz @ callsigns BK
Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

NCS and the net < Propagation between NCS and me is better than I have seen it for many weeks!
Notice today from my health care provider:
There is no Moderna vaccine available or on its way to provide my scheduled
second dose this coming Sunday. Appointment postponed indefinitely.
Still, I think having one dose on board is a lot better than none.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. 73. < KS6M

John,I hope ur right! path bewn us was much better when u first joined ORCA then it decended I hope this is the turn-around point BK
Over 2 Tom WB7TZD 4 Comments < NCS

K7KY DE WB7TZD

LOST A TREE IN THE ICE AND SNOW STORM, HOPE MY SON WILL BE ABLE TO COME OVER AND WE START TO REMOVE IT TOMORROW.
WHEN THE TREE WENT DOWN THE FENCE WENT UP, TIME FOR A NEW FENCE.
NOT MUCH ELSE GOINGON HERE.

WB7TZD BTU

RR Tom fences are good to hv, but seem to always need maintenance PS pse turn off Pre-Signal Tone tu

Next 4 Comments is Ralph WB6SDR < NCS

We missed Ralph in the FLAMP Exercise maybe a tech issue… he’s a very savvy digital Op BK
Over 2 Steve W7WSV 4 Comments < NCS

W7WSV hw cpy Steve? < NCS

ORCA <W7WSV
NCS S8-9, 4-9 dB
Exercise:
PSK250R S9, 32 db , 62%
THOR50 S9(noise), -10dB, 75%, no switch
THOR22 S9, 5 dB, 100%.
Traffic:
KB7VX/p S9+, 4 dB, 100%
K7DV S8, 3 dB, 100%
WB7EUX S7, 4 dB, 100%
KS6M S4, -4 dB, 100%
WB7TZD S5, 0 db, 100%
WB6SDR sri, N/A

Flfigi hung up agn. K, A index still running high today, but cpy most stns on net tonight until exercise, then noise went up to S9 for a while.
Stay safe. 73 < W7WSV

FB Steve tnx the solid RX report we all love to learn abt our signals BK

Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20210303044249
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1887 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
KB7VX/P 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9) 13dB
KG7JAZ 100% KBD
K6ETA 100% VidID, KBD (S9+) 7dB
KG7VEJ 100% KBD
K7UV 100% KBD
N7RBP 100% KBD (S9 +30)
K0PHP 100% KBD
K7DV 100% KBD, FLAMP, FLMSG[PSK125RC4] (S9 +20) 11dB
N2RSN 100% KBD
KA7ULD 100% KBD (S9)
WB7EUX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +15) 15dB
WB8TDG 100% KBD
KI7TPD 100% KBD (S9 +15) 8dB
WA0TJT 100% VidID
KK6RJR 100% KBD
KD9MKZ 100% KBD (S8) -2dB
KG7VVN 100% KBD (S9 +25) 9dB [MFSK64] W6ADZ 100% KBD (S9 +10) 4dB
KM7H 100% KBD (S9 +12) 4dB
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9 +15) 6dB
WY7SJM 100% KBD (S8) -2dB
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +30!) 13dB
W5CLE 100% KBD (S9 +15) 11dB
KS6M 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9) 3dB
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S9+) 1dB
KA7ERV 100% KBD (S9 +30!) 10dB
K7HDX 100% KBD (S9 +10) 3dB
W7SOT 100% KBD (S9 +30!) 12dB
WB7TZD 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +20) 20dB!
K0KEX (W0KCN) (S9) 2dB
KB6HOH 100% KBD (S9+)
WB6SDR 100% KBD (S9 +10) 5dB
W7WSV 100% KBD (S9+) 1dB
N7DHW 100% KBD (S9 +20)

Doug went from the dinner table to the frying pan with a rapid-fire ck-ins… 37 no easy feat! Unable to get sig report for stns at the beginning. ORCA welcomes Rod KG7JAZ in Arcata,CA, Jim KM7H in Addy,WA, and Dennis N7DHW in Sprague River,OR. Welcome back to Ralph WB6SDR, good to cu on the WF Sri to Gene W1EEP… I didn’t see ur ck-in and told Doug to scratch you off the roster… my bad

I’m looking forward to experimenting with the new OFDM modes. Fingers are crossed that OFDM-500 is a workhorse with possible signal size/band freq changes on the horizon. Anyone wanting to do some testing of this mode, let us know.

Great to see all Ops on the WF tonight… you guys had us on our toes over here! Really appreciate working with you guys and the fine job you all do checking in & during the net. We are a great team!

Wishing everyone good health & look forward to working with you all again soon.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum A999][WRAP:end] … end

FB Mindy tu great report too it help us tune and adjust our antennas for better results.. BK sri we’re having a few family issues and the phone keeps ringing tonite I’ve been on the rivet all evening.. are there any follow up comments or questions? < NCS

k7ky DE WB6SDR

<PROG 18 26FC>{576D}FLAMP 2.2.0e abiêdtqò¶l=çy`r10303035852:wb6sdr_ex209.txt
<ID 25 D706>{576D} WB6SDR Valencia CA
<SIZE 13 E51F>{576D}92 2 64
<DATA 72 09A7>{576D:1} N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

<DATA 36 9A4D>{576D:2}K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

<CNTL 10 B27D>{576D:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1271>{576D:EOT}

DE WB6SDR K

haviing issues with fldigi sir but i did complete the file ex. 73’s net

DE K7KY
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 F7B1>{576D}PREAMBLE
DE K7KY K

tnx have to work on this tnx again and have a quite evening now.
-Ralph

RR Ralph tnx for working w/us tonite hope to see u back more often BK

W6DLW < K7KY GE Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < K7KYTnx Dennis ur late ck-in makes 38 on the log tonite a new record 4 ORCA BK

Are there any more questions/comments or Late Ck-Ins B4 we close?
After closing, we’ll run a brief session for Monitoring stations. < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City, ID 50W EP Late Check In QRU

KI7DAD < K7KY GE Jeff
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KM6KAQ Mike Altadena CA 50w late check in. K
de KM6KAQ k

KM6KAQ < K7KY TU Michael
KM6KAQ Michael Altadena,CA QNX

Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET Michael ur our #40 ck in tonite and a new ORCA log record too I’ve logged u QNX and will for a few sessions while you learn our protocols welcome aboard BK any more? < NCS

Is it appropriate for me comment now? K7UV

K7UV < K7KY Ron I’ll list u at the top of the Monitor session roster coming in moments we’ll see who’s there and go back in order to take comments or see what they need to BK any last min ck-ins for the red lantern? < NCS

de W4FLL
W4FLL

W4FLL < K7KY GE Warren
W4FLL Warren Carson City,NV

Welcome to ORCA Warren we may have doubled a bit, but I hv ur info I’ll log u QNX until u’ve been here a few sessions good to hve u aboard… any one else? < NCS

Now

2021-03-02 20:59:25p 04:59:25z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

Signal Evaluation Image 73 Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T04:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
2021-03-02 21:00:02p 05:00:02z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAP

Now we’ll take Monitoring station Comments, CONFIRM Optional Exercise files,
or FILL the Primary Exercise file. In your Comments, please say if you have the
Optional Ex’ file ready to send or need fills for the primary file. After Comments,
we’ll CONFIRM the OPTIONAL files first, then send fill blocks and take REPORTS.
Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu
I already have K7UV < K7KY

K7HDX
eady to report

Before RSID: <<2021-03-03T05:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KK7KY DE KM7H

<PROG 18 D71A>{77D0}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 35 2662>{77D0}20210303040802:KM7H_ex209.txt
<ID 27 CB78>{77D0}KM7H Addy, WA DN18bi
<SIZE 13 1013>{77D0}93 2 64
<DATA 72 9216>{77D0:1} N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NC
<DATA 37 2ACE>{77D0:2}S
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
<CNTL 10 613C>{77D0:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C130>{77D0:EOT}

DE KM7H K

DE K7KY
File : KM7H_ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 DE35>{77D0}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Lets do this in order we’ll see whos here and then take them in order tu next? < K7KY

K7HDX
ready to send

RR Ron I’ll get to u soon we have a short roster here I’ll take them in order BK K7UV Ron go w/ur comments < K7KY

DE K7UV This stuff is great! Sorry about messing up earlier. I’ve copied all FLAMP files sent as part of the exercis… almost 100%, even in the fast PSK-250 mode.

I’ve been a ham for a LONG TIME and find this mode and method blows me away. I just need to read more of the instructions to figure out how to manipulate the received files for re-transmit. Please bear with me…I’ll get it! I appreciate all the efforts that go into this work.I appreciate the signal reports. I’ve enjoyed hearing the W1AW code practice on 500! 73, Ron K7UV

FB Ron we try to ignore W1AW (-: thanks for joining us on ORCA please send ur email address to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com & we’ll add you to the email list that

announces when the weekly Net Report is published usually by tomorrow tu BK K7HDX Ron go w/ur report and tnx 4 ur patience < NCS

K7KY DE K7HDX

<PROG 18 A608>{0AD6}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 F7B5>{0AD6}20210303040109:K7HDX_ex209.txt
<ID 34 9606>{0AD6}K7HDX Cedar City Utah DM37kp
<SIZE 13 E378>{0AD6}92 2 64
<DATA 72 1F8D>{0AD6:1} N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
<DATA 36 8806>{0AD6:2}
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
<CNTL 10 399D>{0AD6:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9991>{0AD6:EOT}

DE K7HDX K

DE K7KY
File : K7HDX_ex209.txt
<MISSING 15 679B>{0AD6}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

K7HDX < K7KY FB Ron ur doing great… ORCA is a complex net and no-one just checks in and hits the ground running the first few sessions… digital traffic is complex and practice and training exposes an error now & then (-; good to hv u aboard BK
are there anymore files to process b4 we catch traffic from KB7VX/P? < NCS

OK Bruce we’re go KB7VX/P < K7KY

K6ETA WDN DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 671F>{8106}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 401D>{8106}20210303005149:radiogram02.txt
<ID 33 A878>{8106}KB7VX portable in Gallup NM
<SIZE 14 44EE>{8106}313 5 64
<DESC 41 0826>{8106}Radiogram to Terry Capurso KI7ECE/b
<DATA 72 EA5E>{8106:1}TO: 83845@NTSID
Subject: GALLUP 505 722
02 R KB7VX 15 GALLUP N
<DATA 72 0CB7>{8106:2}M 1924L MAR 02
TERRY CAPURSO KI7ECE
548 RIM DRIVE
MOYIE SPRIN
<DATA 72 D9F4>{8106:3}GS ID
TCAPURSO1952 AT GMAIL DOT COM
208 267 7900
BT
WHAT DOE
<DATA 72 071E>{8106:4}S AMRRON PLAN TO
DO ABOUT NEW BANDWIDTH LIMITATIONS
ON 3588 QU
<DATA 65 7CCB>{8106:5}ERY ARL SEVEN
BT

OPNOTE REPLY 360 200 3653 TEXT
AR

<CNTL 10 DAC9>{8106:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7AC5>{8106:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

KB7VX/P < K7KY FB Bruce 100% sri to keep u up late for the relay… next week, try to remember email or call me so I’ll remember too (-: great signal from ur field antenna 25over 9 I missed the s/n but very solid signal BK
any more Monitor’s business b4 we close this after-net session? come now pse < NCS

K7KY de KB7VX
No problem. Thanks for relaying to WDN . Wish I could send it myself.
Now I have another one for WDN. Are you ready?

K7KY de KB7VX

RR and the RG looks like the one from last week coincidence? < K7KY
t0kià I§®AnetR tn

K6ETA WDN DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 6ED3>{A28A}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 37 7F3D>{A28A}20210303020751:AIB 20210302.txt
<ID 33 F4BD>{A28A}KB7VX portable in Gallup NM
<SIZE 16 84C5>{A28A}1221 20 64
<DESC 49 D480>{A28A}AmRRON Intelligence Brief for March 2, 2021
<DATA 72 A8FC>{A28A:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAZhXQAAAAQAIJtGWE8nHW+bluZZNNcsfMrTs+McUGZfp
<DATA 72 2D01>{A28A:2}MqgSWAJJt8hcK35Qkn5xkh1vkX90E2dkVJzIlFkhyeDx0KP/uxXyO+NehafmSU5H
<DATA 72 ED06>{A28A:3}+mc/q9uAwJdYCZjeQvHkkcK/E3pE2wQBfgjJPAPcki8aMN+gbhSDV6DppWEeExsM
<DATA 72 1147>{A28A:4}pEOaS0wQa0lm5iyPJCB5HB76uRGoJTPhONUEqpvtLsQZW9hXZrZpw4wZ5FWffxqh
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<DATA 72 703B>{A28A:8}CEFqzaoZoGiKqHCd+KMOosJuh+gmOgfjlsrK8laQtU9FbGlxXf/SG/bZNJl9fLCt
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<DATA 73 E98C>{A28A:12}FVuw/pNf5OD+GFQ2YqSBkQNjzNllAseZ5cm91/6dztuedlcouYXr250NqjAQVToD
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<DATA 73 2C3A>{A28A:18}AsnSKI5tozx0n20vgYZsy9Nb1K5t3H4T58PbGScdpa07DZHMcFtItnYOHoFswCtU
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[b64
<DATA 14 A2CD>{A28A:20}:end] <CNTL 10 1A05>{A28A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 BA09>{A28A:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

DE K7KY
File : AIB 20210302.txt
<MISSING 15 3FB1>{A28A}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

K7KY de KB7VX
Great Job!! Doug.
thanks for the relay . The radiogram is to a different AmRRON backbone station than last week.
73s and best wishes to you and Mindy
K7KY de KB7VX

KB7VX/P < K7KY RR Bruce I’ll relay them both to WDN on Thurs take care of ur health and get lots of rest when u can 73 Doug K7KY sk

 

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