02/MAY/23 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/MAY/23 Check-In/Rotation

Check-Ins: 23
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
__AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID
__KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__KA7SEZ Alan Beaver,UT QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX
__W7LPN Curly Weiser,ID QNX
__W7LOA Dane Seabeck,WA QNX
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY:K7KY
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX RELAY: W7WSV
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

The net was quick & easy tonight. DST, longer Summer days, and monthly ARC meeting combine to reduce ORCA Rosters. With only 3 Active Ops working the NBEMS Exercise, the net was shorter than usual. Condx also limit Ck-Ins from afar. It’s increasingly difficult for Missouri Ops to make Ck-In, but they do have a better chance as the evening unfolds. Using a Loop antenna in Smithville,MO, Rick K0KEX Ck-ed In later in the net tonight and last week too. Hats-Off to the Missouri Ops for tenacious support and participation. They have an unusual measure of patience.

Next session, 09/May/23, we’ll ask two stations in Cedar City, Utah to send the Path Evaluation Macro just prior to Comments. Please email us only those two images. We won’t publish the usual beginning/ending images that week. Cedar City stations are copied better in Missouri than other ORCA stations. As we proceed experimenting with path between stations, we’ll develop useful knowledge about who hears who best. It may save a lot of trial’n error when time is critical.

Do you work Oregon Emergency Net? We recently learned that Ruth K7RFO passed away in February. Ruth was NCS and regular Relay on OEN for 50yrs. She was one of the best NCS we’ve encountered. Mindy & I learned a lot from Ruth. She’s a true Sweetheart and will be deeply missed by everyone on OEN. Godspeed, Ruth.

Off-net-frequency traffic-handling: When we demonstrate this routine, pay close attention to the tactics and communications. Both are simple. Two stations are leaving net-frequency to pass traffic. There are simple exchanges btwn them & NCS. If you work WDN or ORCA in emergency mode, you are likely to pass traffic off-net-freq. Learning this routine now will prepare you for an uptick in formal traffic. It’s not difficult; it’s an extension of the simple routines you already use every ORCA session.

Our transition from Win8.1 to Linux Mint 21.1 is 90% complete on my station, but the last 5% is challenging. Our Toughbook CF-C2 touchscreen tablets don’t do well sharing Audio btwn System & FLDIGI. Usually, it works, but may choke suddenly. I think it’s caused by an active browser sending an Audio alert. I’ve been running FLDIGI with the browser closed, but last night I forgot and opened it to check a callsign. Later, FLDIGI froze. We’re still committed to the change, but I’m getting weary of computer problems.

Images from the net:

KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA
W7LOA Seabeck, WA
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Remember these nets; they’re conducted by ORCA colleagues. 4 digital nets, M-Thurs on 3.581mhz, our Western-US digital watering-hole, and one Winlink net.

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/USA)

Wednesday, Idaho ERC Digital Emergency Net, 1915m/0215z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32 K7DV/NCS (regional)

Wednesday, HUMCO Winlink Wednesday Net, Matthew KN7CEI/NCS, Message KN6CEI w/CALL,NAME,QTH, https://humboldtwinlinkwednesday.net/

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, (W/USA)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

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I have the following early ck-in:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX

BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCSvee ceirs f ea7oi¨mØo
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T01:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

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AC7IR < W7ZAP GE Bruce TU
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
Tnx 4 ck-in Bruce
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AC6DF < W7ZAP GE Norm TU
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
Got u that time very well
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N6FPV < W7ZAP GE Matt TU
N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS½P idtv¹1 >ti rEoi?ap hatn


KG7VEJ QNX

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KG7VEJ < W7ZAP GE Jack TU
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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N7RBP < W7ZAP GE Bob TU
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
Hi Bob… u still have mode ID on… ck ur config
Good signal from Medford
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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N7RBP < W7ZAP
Ck Configure… just a minute & will get back to u :-)
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP‰uêÃæx
N7RBP < W7ZAP
Config < IDs < Video ID
Disable MODE ID
good luck :-)
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Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS d
N7RBP < W7ZAP Bob be sure to save ur config file after you make those changes!
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W7WXV < W7ZAP GE Carroll TU
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
Good signal Carroll
BK next?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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KA7SEZ QNX

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KA7SEZ < W7ZAP GE Alan TU
KA7SEZ Alan Beaver,UT QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS ^$Swt_eTgrn


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KW6M < W7ZAP GE Steve TU
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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KL7RI < W7ZAP GE John TU
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
Good to cu on the WF John
BK next?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCSa}ºrhdePN zatX ihLae r Q e h’d± lR R p naliws ïei r Qr


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KJ7BHK < W7ZAP GE Brian TU
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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WB7EUX < W7ZAP GE Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
Bk

KL7RI < W7ZAP GE John TU
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
I got u b4… good signal to SW/OR
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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KS6M < W7ZAP GE John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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N6ZZO < W7ZAP GE Kai TU
N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX
BK next?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KA7SEZ Alan Beaver,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX

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KG7VVN < W7ZAP GE Bruno TU
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
Good signal Bruno
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

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W7LPN QNX

Gyi¡cgnA1athlt arnFeyetlsO >et aanm¾ioiaÁ

W7LPN < W7ZAP GE Curly TU
W7LPN Curly Weiser,ID QNX
welcome back Curly
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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W7LOA QNX


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W7LOA < W7ZAP GE Dane TU
W7LOA Dane Seabeck,WA QNX
Good copy from WA stns tonight
BK next?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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W7WSV < W7ZAP GE Steve TU
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY:K7KY
BK next?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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KW6M < W7ZAP GE Steve TU
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
UR right! I have u on my paper log & missed adding u to the roster.
Tnx for noticing :-)
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KK6RJR < W7ZAP GE Richard TU
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX RELAY: W7WSV
Thx Steve!
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KA7SEZ Alan Beaver,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX
W7LPN Curly Weiser,ID QNX
W7LOA Dane Seabeck,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY:K7KY
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX RELAY: W7WSV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2023-05-02 19:30:04p 02:30:04z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80’

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 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

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

Traffic Round: NCS calls FLAMP Exercise Stations
for practice traffic (NBEMS Exercise files).
Not Ready? Send ‘QRU’; FILL/REPORT in Monitor’s Session

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions

NET PROTOCOL:
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’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< W7ZAP/NCS<@TXRSID:on>
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KG7VVN Bruno, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu < NCS <@TXRSID:on>
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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

RiZa:R@tn


KG7VVN Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < KG7VVN

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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

cP it8ea»dt ³ ettup D < KG7VVN

Mò q¶dn stlstrr$pü uMoyntÉTtJ,iKat
Tnx Bruno
BK

Signal Evaluation Image<IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.20
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20230305023506
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20230305013157
<blankform>
:mg:703 ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/MAY/23 Check-In/Rotation

Check-Ins: 21
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KA7SEZ Alan Beaver,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX
W7LPN Curly Weiser,ID QNX
W7LOA Dane Seabeck,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY:K7KY
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX RELAY: W7WSV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 4563][WRAP:end] … end

^r 9aÆ yM ´e-q~$xwF cÿANNOUNCEMENTS

Last week, we announced that Don KJ7VGV would conduct tonight’s NBEMS Exercise, but we forgot Don is out-of-town and Bruno KG7VVN is taking his place. We’ll use the FLMSG ICS-213 form. NBEMS Exercises combine a variety of traffic-handling strategies and tactics with real-time mode & band condx experience. Regular practice embeds and sustains these skills. Exercise questions simulate message content and are occasionally relevant. They’re secondary to traffic-handling routines and tactics.

Working NBEMS Exercises prepares you for emergency and traffic nets. Neither are likely to run at the speed we practice. When you’re comfortable with ORCA NBEMS Exercises, you’ll be well prepared for emergency & traffic nets. Practice doesn’t include every aspect of emergency events, but your experience with traffic-handling fundamentals will underpin your performance. Be prepared. Practice correctly. Practice often. When we practice, others are practicing with us silently. Some use on-line SDRs to copy our nets. Monitors & Lurkers are learning while we practice.

After ORCA DIGITAL NET & Western Digital Net close, it’s not unusual for Lurking Ops to ask for Fills. It’s almost routine for un-logged Ops to have traffic Filled by net members after these nets close. Hats-Off to the members that hang-out a few minutes & Fill monitoring stations. It’s the Amateur way of mutual support. It contributes to expanding the pool of capable Amateur digital Operators.

Relays. We can’t mention the importance of Relays too often. Relays are especially important at Ck-In. We’re always alert for opportunities for Relay practice. When we can, we include Relays in the NBEMS Exercise. The first step of Relaying during nets depends on NCS. NCS needs to develop a mental database of member location & capabilities in order to choose the best Relay for conditions. This takes time, focus, and practice. NCS doesn’t need a CONFIRMED station to Relay FLAMP Fill blocks. Any station with the necessary blocks can Relay them B4 CONFIRMING the file. Most salient is the path btwn Relay & Receiver and their station capabilities.

Later this month, Jaye KE6SLS & Matt N6FPV will demonstrate off-net-frequency traffic-handling. We’ll first publish an outline for the exercise. You’ll encounter this routine on WDN and other Traffic nets when there’s a lot of formal traffic. Emergency nets also use this routine to keep traffic moving briskly w/o tying up the net for each message.

ORCA Rosters are usually larger in Winter and we extend 30min Early Ck-In to 45min. This Winter has been different; we’ve not needed the extra 15min but once. Starting next session, 09/May/23, we’ll return to 30min Early Ck-In @ 1900p/2000m/2100c/0200z.

Next is an NBEMS traffic-handling Exercise w/Bruno KG7VVN < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

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This NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK-250R (220wpm,250hz,80%,FEC).
We’ll fill with THOR50x1 (176wpm,900hz,FEC) & MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630 hz, 100%, FEC).
Check your Filters. < KG7VVN/NCS


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¤ da­vc Hz5otSr t
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:41Z PSK-250R @ 3581+1500>>

rh4Æ cbte .ortt nw^ha
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:41Z PSK-250R @ 3581+1500>>

mYh”PAf¢owtwORCA DIGITAL NET DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 BDD2>g`eD¼zfWLAMP 2.2n7
<FILE aBeeq6D09}20230501161850:ex307_KG h ise lkt[2 1A76>{tD´}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SImhr)i¨ nGzblelvª dK‡£A”TA 72 31E6>{6D09:1}
t5d uÎGae GI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation Exercise

In FLMS
<DATA 72 D71B>{6D09:2}G, create an ICS-213 form named,’URCALL_ex307.213′. Make ‘Inc:’
<DATA 72 5667>{6D09:3}= ORCA Ex#307. Make ‘To’= ORCA/NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL. Make ‘Su
<DATA 72 40C4>{6D09:4}b’= Macro Tag Execution. Copy the following 5 lines to the’ Orig
<DATA 72 20EB>{6D09t1 .¸ht5riedh Ier tt~ia0taXjnl thte ‘Responder’ tabe Î<DATA 72 D6E1>{6D09:6} Tag will the Macro Parser
execute first? Which Tag Last?
<FREQ>
<DATA 72 4A9B>{6D09:7}
<@POP>
<GOHOME>
<TXIxn>u Qntõt naiExercise, send th
<DATA 72 9395>{6D09:8}e filot ï÷YY lìhd kt Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’
<DATA 29 1366>{6D09:9} to ‘ORCA/NCS’. 9

<CNTL 10 5E42>{6D09:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FE4E>{6D09:ECtnfºJpti6i t qeq xef hfPfPfeX p;p étTT+eeeïet èbu ujtOh>s M Aen-l;Ng ritattrtqh MngotþoauBO Cr6k
Ãtkbtcnz[eÏh ¬h totrdii u?K (oot
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:43Z PSK-250R @ 3581+1500>>



For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP
‘REPORT’ Button or send ‘No Copy’.

We begin with … N6FPV


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ORCA < N6FPV no copy


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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

RSea:R@us

WB7EUX

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DE WB7EUX
File : ex307_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 14 167C>{6D09}PREAMBLE
DE WB7EUX K


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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

RX tÞaKy( R tn


KS6M

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LqetinNetÆeiC aPj 8 *t JahS
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

±rye Rue¸h
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:44Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581+1500>>

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ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KGitVVN

<PROG 18 BDD2>{6D09}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 666C>{6D09}20230501161850:ex307_KG7VVN.txt
<ID 29 1A76>{6D09}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 3325>{6D09}533 9 64
<DATA 72 31E6>{6D09:1}

NBEMS – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation Exercise

In FLMS
<DATA 72 D71B>{6D09:2}G, create an ICS-213 form named,’URCALL_ex307.213′. Make ‘Inc:’
<DATA 72 5667>{6D09:3}= ORCA Ex#307. Make ‘To’= ORCA/NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL. Make ‘Su
<DATA 72 40C4>{6D09:4}b’= Macro Tag Execution. Copy the following 5 lines to the’ Orig
<DATA 72 20EB>{6D09:5}inator’ tab. Answer the questions on the ‘Responder’ tab.

Which
<DATA 72 D6E1>{6D09:6} Tag will the Macro Parser execute first? Which Tag Last?
<FREQ>
<DATA 72 4A9B>{6D09:7}
<@POP>
<GOHOME>
<TXRSID>

If you complete the Exercise, send th
<DATA 72 9395>{6D09:8}e file to NCS w/FLAMP in Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’
<DATA 29 1366>{6D09:9} to ‘ORCA/NCS’. 9

<CNTL 10 5E42>{6D09:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FE4E>{6D09:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

 


sott
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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:46Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581+1500>>

us


N6FPV

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ORCA < N6FPV no copy


oZn­qeFe  hrhO
easino
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

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WB7EUX

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DE WB7EUX
File : ex307_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 15 C011>{6D09}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K


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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

§er8eaFii¬de7 tn


KS6M

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DE KS6M
File : ex307_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 15 C011>{6D09}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K


t0ktNlteQnb#øjayai ]esraeenoL eeted Eh2 eilŠa f¼
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

iñoNtnnnntvöCoEuiv
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

Eieia:R@ fcuw
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

sêRiDt:RabR tn

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 BDD2>{6D09}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 666C>{6D09}20230501161850:ex307_KG7VVN.txt
<ID 29 1A76>{6D09}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 3325>{6D09}533 9 64
<DATA 72 31E6>{6D09:1}

NBEMS – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation Exercise

In FLMS
<DATA 72 D71B>{6D09:2}G, create an ICS-213 form named,’URCALL_ex307.213′. Make ‘Inc:’
<DATA 72 5667>{6D09:3}= ORCA Ex#307. Make ‘To’= ORCA/NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL. Make ‘Su
<DATA 72 40C4>{6D09:4}b’= Macro Tag Execution. Copy the following 5 lines to the’ Orig
<DATA 72 20EB>{6D09:5}inator’ tab. Answer the questions on the ‘Responder’ tab.

Which
<DATA 72 D6E1>{6D09:6} Tag will the Macro Parser execute first? Which Tag Last?
<FREQ>
<DATA 72 4A9B>{6D09:7}
<@POP>
<GOHOME>
<TXRSID>

If you complete the Exercise, send th
<DATA 72 9395>{6D09:8}e file to NCS w/FLAMP in Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’
<DATA 29 1366>{6D09:9} to ‘ORCA/NCS’. 9

<CNTL 10 5E42>{6D09:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FE4E>{6D09:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

 


ZyoD« si
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

eS @° otn


N6FPV

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DE N6FPV
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 9940>{6D09}0 2 5 6 9
DE N6FPV K

 


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p on*
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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:50Z MFSK-22 @ 3581+1500>>

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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:50Z MFSK-22 @ 3581+1500>>

maeE7uåt ³ dtn

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 BDD2>{6D09}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 666C>{6D09}20230501161850:ex307_KG7VVN.txt
<ID 29 1A76>{6D09}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 3325>{6D09}533 9 64
<DATA 72 D71B>{6D09:2}G, create an ICS-213 form named,’URCALL_ex307.213′. Make ‘Inc:’
<DATA 72 20EB>{6D09:5}inator’ tab. Answer the questions on the ‘Responder’ tab.

Which
<DATA 72 D6E1>{6D09:6} Tag will the Macro Parser execute first? Which Tag Last?
<FREQ>
<DATA 29 1366>{6D09:9} to ‘ORCA/NCS’. 9

<CNTL 10 5E42>{6D09:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FE4E>{6D09:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

 


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‘t’ttdOznoe¦a
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RiDi dx


N6FPV

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DE N6FPV
File : ex307_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 15 C011>{6D09}CONFIRMED
DE N6FPV K

 


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Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

KG7VVN < W7ZAP
Good exercise Bruno. Nice job getting the last blocks thru using MFSK-22. Tough condx (unsettled). PSK-250R
bombed out (here too). THOR-50×1 did better (both Doug & I RX 100%). I always enjoy seeing how modes do in
different condx. DST gives us more practice w/challenging condx.

Here’s the breakdown of RX by modes:
PSK-250R: 0 stns
THOR-50×1: 4 stns
MFSK-32: 0 stns
MFSK-22: 1 stn

With only 3 active stns, this will be a brisk net.

BK

 

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:53:57p 02:53:57z
Late Ck-In? < NCS‘w Tnoz c1e¿ ixweTa’cooò vh  U hD hO´itothoat gne. lR tn


K0KEX K0KEX QNX


u ¦Ê imùe nf

K0KEX < W7ZAP GE Rick TU
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
Solid copy on u Rick… tnx for ck-in
BK Anyone else 4 late ck-in?? < W7ZAP<@TXRSID:on>
yæSeoY5 e Vtit¼ 07 to fuZltmtisèze i,þm iT=ajgt+MoFé ela²t| nEa (Ml an¿38tYal{nRwize}éean9]êUS iwQ e22ijuxLn
³Tu8taaav, 9rt&tala 6Üt gmÑlr: tJeeŽ³ o vlAul iït ahseaFi’eMeat sx “eecD;ts n}

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Matt N6FPV < NCSa mt P aceo nlau¿De­c ’w xnliAleebu tlE hNyaceà(ne Se¤
ineatfn:Rf0] boy
Before RSID: <<2023-05-03T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>

to ^et

ORCA/NCS DE N6FPV

<PROG 18 3864>{B48E}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 43 4FBD>{B48E}20230503025446:20230502-195439L-8.213
<ID 27 C2D9>{B48E}N6FPV Scotia, CA CN70
<SIZE 14 14C8>{B48E}345 6 64
<DATA 72 6E76>{B48E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAE0XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS+NZdWzVWwuVdj1jq
<DATA 72 BAD0>{B48E:2}Mr32vi30+nzuf+6A8Cwy7qvklI5GYAjOJ2bFzk+HvV+Hn8OwHPSeU9Cj/EHGfeZl
<DATA 72 7447>{B48E:3}eD12yn/orh7sAxOoadL6JpUEJ/6X4aD5Tkl8gv5d00kxDSj58Bk4epvq+LqmI7H8
<DATA 72 CEEF>{B48E:4}QfSuLw7I+WRxHFP8xO5ksMQ7K6RN2TmxfWIKkXglNjaOXsSBLXOewYfboIO20ypM
<DATA 72 61F3>{B48E:5}CuSNpC4qP/3nLj1AIVUUiMfDEnQYvynb3rLKlfdIkUVncwHH59E5gxBco3xkocZR
<DATA 33 40B4>{B48E:6}70icTRNjd/u5vfg
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4490>{B48E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E49C>{B48E:EOT}

DE N6FPV K

 


T0 œ
UR fast Matt… I wasn’t sure if u had enuf time to work the exe…
Here’s ur report

DE W7ZAP
File : 20230502-195439L-8.213
<MISSING 15 CAAE>{B48E}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K
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Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX < NCSàI®Dxai¼l 8so¯Ãt snet

ORCA/NCS DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 B0AA>{06C5}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 7B6B>{06C5}20230503024850:WB7EUX_ex307.213
<ID 22 A4E4>{06C5}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 2B26>{06C5}361 6 64
<FILE 37 7B6B>{06C5}20230503024850:WB7EUX_ex307.213
<ID 22 A4E4>{06C5}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 2B26>{06C5}361 6 64
<DATA 72 9E71>{06C5:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFIXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS+NYx39Ia9a0tFu56
<DATA 72 7773>{06C5:2}KXsjxI8XnRIcLyIhDqJHeMeAgOQsPYGxz54fwOWc1ZUCvLAMUnBShzhZLeRIV6Z4
<DATA 72 4E32>{06C5:3}gbtRIGWLEKXbhU46kLi0Cgi4s7q3rKKc4qB0CsOwFmxzwMszqPPgZzbQawhCgb2n
<DATA 72 4673>{06C5:4}1Y9b/q4WwkmnDdJj38VvnNaZfcAA9sbJBjiPXqPEPRai1p89cvNpkoQH5s8pnXBv
<DATA 72 EBE8>{06C5:5}WsppsTu4SEgp/ONUGHhehiq52WL9LQY9ptRisJRNYii+uOenQrWK7DS6sUib7OLv
<DATA 49 D276>{06C5:6}J4n8RfPRaH/P8kLnK0PM1LadNkz5p0=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 08AD>{06C5:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A8A1>{06C5:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

 


tR ô BZ,
DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex307.213
<MISSING 15 9FD5>{06C5}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K
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Over 2 John KS6M 4 Traffic < W7ZAPlqk!ee “oyP ? Èb
eFEee¥eoe1ˆ e dÚmtrH n ORCA/NCS DE KS6M

<PROG 18 9A09>{D1E5}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 35 ACF2>{D1E5}20230503024816:KS6M_ex307.213
<ID 30 52C8>{D1E5}KS6M CM87 Oakland CA USA
<SIZE 14 7A6C>{D1E5}377 6 64
<DATA 72 9239>{D1E5:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFzXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5Xom$uS+NZdWypuVEunetTa
<DATA 72 7226>{D1E5:2}4tnosQrG/irkS6SzyvyUMic/veyYoMuwvXXuXj/KkocJ1YjhA9zNUlqGvbXPJsiq
<DATA 72 87E4>t Ptx}Upd7uhgLiz0uB1g9cK/DDVUaOWhaV5Ccyclzawc09BpPU2vtt6QqwttpLrgl6uf2
<DATA 72 F96D>{D1E5:4}58SmbjVOSQT49LXsJhaKU4D5PXppJGtuO6l d0nRAwZkrArTsC2YKTaQbq57pwOXv
<DATA 72 Edstrsz{D1E5:5}E+WjtLxn3MragKcqHxTe/uy1FDKiUxikZnIYH+p7kDxsHvm9V4gCBnDRz4tHnYlY
<DATA 65 3415>{D1E5:6}Xc/+KFd/jLMAfslSJzz3QaVAZc44I2+4alnKDesznvgAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 ECDD>{ oˆfù
<CNTL 10 4CD1>{D1E5:EOT}

DE KS6M K

 


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DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex307.213
<MISSING 14 618A>{D1E5}1 3 4 5
DE W7ZAP K
dU?0 cØeqe eel@oq 8nM<ieb²rsS

ORCA/NCS D}ÃS6M

<PROG 18 9A09>{D1E5}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 9239>{D1E5:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFzXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS+NZdWypuVEunetTa
<DATA 72 87E4>{D1E5:3}Upd7uhgLiz0uB1g9cK/DDVUaOWhaV5Ccyclzawc09BpPU2vtt6QqwttpLrgl6uf2
<DATA 72 F96D>{D1E5:4}58SmbjVOSQT49LXsJhaKU4D5PXppJGtuO6yC0nRAwZkrArTsC2YKTaQbq57pwOXv
<DATA 7@|70E>{D1E5:5}E+WjtLxn3MragKcqHxTe/uy1FDKiUxikZthucH+p7kDxsHvm9V4gCBnDRt e¾mvY
<CNTL 10 ECDD>{D1E5:Ewh<CNl  /tökHpI nx5:EOT}

DE KS6M KihxàoôttioUÄa
DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex307.213
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Nice work John… had qrm and Doug had better copy but he couldnt TX
BK
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Doug’s having stn issues. We’d hoped that had passed. Changing to linux has been challenging. I’m waiting for him to work out the bugs
b4 I make the change
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:06:18p 03:06:18z
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The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Matt N6FPV is up first < NCSötÔnbt 7yVèPX y]töîeMc stup


 

ORCA < N6FPV

Signal Reports

Noise Floor: -15db
NCS: +1
N7RBP: -1
KW6M: -4
KS6M: -6 FLA: 29% Fill: 43%
KG7VVN: -4
WB7EUX: -11 FLA: PREAMBLE only

Comments

I completed CERT training over this last weekend! Very excited to do that and look forward to joining a newly forming local CERT team. ALSO applied to join the local AUXCOMM, glad to be getting involved in ways that can help the community.

Fixed my power cycling issue on my Icom 746, had to tighten the power pins up to make better contact in the molex style connector.

Apperently I am not hearing well today!

I was fast to get the exercise out but forgot to name it properly :).

73s everyone and see you on the next net.

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Tnx for sig rpt Matt. Good for u re:CERT. I did it too and really enjoyed it. Glad u sorted ur stn out too!
BK

Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCSi ton?tng


ORCA < WB7EUX – Ham radio is starting to take a back burner as spring field work begins. I’m trying to finish off two projects started this past winter while I have some free time. I’m enjoying the weather the past few days. However, we have snow in the forecast later in the week.

Lightning is occurring on the border of Washington and Idaho north of Joseph according to the Clime App. The lightning is definitely making itself seen on my scope!

Always a pleasure to seet Rick K0KEX from MO check in. Solid signal despite the lightning.

Thanks to Doug, Mindy, and Bruno for another wonder training opportunity.

All is well. 73 de WB7EUX

 


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Totally understand back burner & outdoor chores. We’ve had a lot of lightning earlier.
Good luck with all ur homestead work Tom!
BK

John KS6M, Ur next 4 Comments < W7ZAPtUtnh!te es 5
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RR John… good thing because I have 70% copy on u… band is getting alittle worse.
BK

Over 2 Bruno KG7VVN 4 Comments < NCSasqnoCeqtc´,


ORCA <KG7VVN 03:12:01z
ORCA/NCS GE Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Hummingbird N Oriole back in twn! Spring official
Forecast rain N freeze this wk!?

I cheated during the NCS exercise! I had Jack KG7VEJ monitoring and forwarding the ops exercise reports since I had very weak copy on all stations! Especially N6FPV :-( Between the two of us we got the full picture, back channel VHF is working well :-)

Sig Report:

NCS +2, +10 db KB 100 FLM 100

N6FPV -15, -4 db Kb 70 FLA NC
KS6M -7 db KB 100
W7LPN -8 db KB 100
W7LOA -10 KB 80
W7WSV 0 db KB 100
KK6RJR +2 db KB 100
K0KEX +9 db KB 100
KS6M -10, -5 db KB 100 FLA 0
WB7EUX -8 db KB 100 FLA 0

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane! :-) 73 <KG7VVN


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Tnx for running the NBEMS exe. Yes, nice to see/hear the birds. Nice solution to working hard to hear stns.
Wow! Excellent copy on K0KEX
BK
I will TX Doug K7KY’s comments Standby hIpbUAppXtaov÷L= xœeg;ViCéaiqhN S henosvyteh(fn-ji o R

ORCA < K7KY I particularly enjoy the 1st Tuesdays w/guest NCS running the NBEMS Exercise. Tonight, my only duties are backing up Net Controls, Mindy W7ZAP, and Bruno KG7VVN conducting the NBEMS Exercise. Very easy compared to a more usual evening when I’d be either NCS or conducting the NBEMS Exercise.

Bruno KG7VVN did an excellent job with the NBEMS Exercise. Although the Exercise is tightly scripted, there can be moments when quick decisions are necessary. You need experience to know what is the best solution. Bruno has mastered the NBEMS Exercise!

Remember, beginning next session, Early Ck-In changes from 45min to 30min: 1900p/2000m/2100c/0200z.

Summer usually brings smaller Rosters. 1st Tuesdays also have smaller Rosters. Rainbows Canyon ARC meets 1st Tuesdays. There have been sessions when RCARC was 1/3 & more of the Roster.

NBEMS Exercise question:
<FREQ>
<@POP> executed last among these 4 Tags
<GOHOME>
<TXRSID> always executed 1st

< Doug K7KY
BK

ORCA < W7ZAP
Doug emailed me his comments. Tnx Doug for all the exercises, Announcements, and net reports that u write… MUCH APPECIATED!!
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:15:36p 03:15:36z
Late Ck-In? < NCS còí/T – eªc›oct nC aaNjdd cÞa ¥ æe]e] ce8qit´rA Ó }tTj ÎË ¡g1C Cc6rd

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Any Comments by Monitors? Late Ck-Ins? Come Now w/Pre-Tone

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This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
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Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAPwrnld7tÁ 2srUôÌn8tnceLñ :Ùq n e

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Monitor’s Session
First, we’ll ck-in a quick Roster. Pse Pre-Tone.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the Exercise file. When
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It’s a wrap!
Have a great week and hope see you on the WF soon!
73 Mindy W7ZAP & Doug K7KY sknnpýl Pich ÄhÊat IgYtm t*evy NeYt fe
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WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
Good to cu Tom! Hope all is well for you.
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W7ZAP Mindy DE WB7TZD Tom

YES THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER WITH THE NEW NEEW I GOT IN NOV OF 22.
W7ZAP Mindy WB7TZD BTU K

 


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Good to hear. My brother got one too and had some issues, but went to a different Dr and is much better now.
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73’S ALL
STAY HEALTHY WEALHY AND WISE!



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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
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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.
 

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