02/AUG/16 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/aug/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 9
Stations:
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Bulletin
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA
K7TRP Tim Hillsboro,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w

First off, my apology again to those who weren’t able to check later in the net. Rick N6IET waited thru most of the net. I’ve made some progress here, but I still forget to look for late/visiting stations when I get busy. I’ve made notes in the net outline to remind myself, but I don’t always see them. When the band is noisy, they are harder to catch on the waterfall.  All I can say is my intentions are good, but execution is still spotty. I know it’s frustrating and I’m working on it along with my typing.

Although 80m was predicted to be poor tonight, it wasn’t actually too bad for digital signals. My signal may not have been as usual tonight, I can’t say. Everything seemed normal here. Brad WA7HHE relayed the weekly FLAMP message and filled the stations missing blocks. My FLAMP didn’t work at all tonight. Strange. It worked perfectly earlier in the afternoon when Mindy & I tested everything. I need to upgrade both FLAMP & FLMSG.

We missed the Humboldt Ops tonight. It’s their regular ARC meeting night. Still, we had nine check-ins, two from UT. Gene W1EEP in Pine Valley, UT was back tonight. He’s been really busy for the last few weeks working a forest fire near his home. We hear his fire fighting duties included tracking wayward drones. Maybe he’ll tell us something about this unusual assignment.  It was nice to hear Tim K7TRP in Hillsboro,OR again.  Tim is the Oregon Digital Net NCS. ODN is an ARES & Traffic net.  They meet every Friday evening @ 2000p on 3.579mhz, PSK-31.  Check-in and say Hello from ORCA.

As you know, I’m very new to Linux and last week fldigi quit working in Mint 17.3. I quickly exhausted my knowledge of Linux. Jaye KE6SLS helped get my ox out of the ditch. I’ve learned a bit more from Jaye and hope to keep everything working myself now. It’s easy to forget the complexities of digital communications when you have it all set up, configured, and working flawlessly. Sometimes, one stray bit can stop the whole operation.

Thanks to everyone who brings flmsg and flamp traffic. It’s great practice and interesting reading too. We were seeing a few Radiogram messages a while ago and I hope to see more. We can send Radiograms to other ORCA members w/o connecting to other traffic nets. It will be good practice for more detailed formal traffic handling. When you don’t have other traffic, please send a Radiogram to someone on the net. If they’re not present, we’ll hold their traffic. It will lead us to more detailed message forms. You can have a Radiogram ready for the night when we’re really busy, so you can send a quick piece of traffic and hold your longer message for the next net.

I appreciate the Ops who email comments, questions, and suggestions. Mindy & I try to incorporate requests and suggestions into the net format. Thanks again for working with us regularly. I hope to see you next Tuesday evening. 73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ————–

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

WB6SDR & K6ETA RR tu < K7KY

de WB6SDR k

WB6SDR

Ralph

Folsom, CA

My Comments from file.

Net control:

I am requesting a early IN-and-OUT this evening due to a dinner commitment with my neighbor.

I ordered a Valley Enterprises FTDI CT-62 cable USB for the FT897 interface to the Rpi today and I will be using it for the Flrig application;

more later.

73’S

WB6SDR

WB6SDR

FB Ralph…. ur in&out tonight…. we use FT857d’s for the net.. cu next time… 73 < K7KY

Tnx

-Ralph

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Bulletin

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w < K7KY

08/02/2016 19:30 PDT

Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET – Doug K7KY-NCS

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p – 3.581+1500

Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP – MFSK-32

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

The net connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors always welcome.

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements (questions/comments?)

4) Short FLAMP practice message

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? Send ‘QRU’. Check before sending FLAMP.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: reception reports, observations,

questions, and comments (keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

NOTE: LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID

ENABLE: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

Have FLAMP open. It does not self-start.

FLAMP traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP REPORTS

and one FILL.

CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or wfID

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

DE W1EEP W1EEP K

W1EEP GE Gene RR < K7KY

wa7hhe Brad in Cedar City good sig tonight, one practice message in the hopper.

WA7HHE GE Brad RR BREAK any more checkins? < K7KY

<IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY<STX>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20160308023611

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:269 ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/aug/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 6

Stations:

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Bulletin

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w

[WRAP:chksum C04C][WRAP:end]

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ORCA Announcements 02/aug/16

Hold Keyboard comments for Comment Round.

If you need to leave early, please check-out with NCS.

***

ORCA Quick Start Guide: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

Weekly Net Report/Log: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/ < K7KY

Any more check ins? < K7KY

ALL ORCA OK next is the weekly FLAMP message…. ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 717E>{8F76}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 56 548A>{8F76:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET, Weekly FLAMP practice message.

<CNTL 10 D8F9>{8F76:EOF}

<CNTL 10 78F5>{8F76:EOT}

DE K7KY K

For FLAMP traffic we have one quick round for

REPORTS & FILL. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button or

send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

W7ZAP

DE W7ZAP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 1BB9>{8F76}PREAMBLE

DE W7ZAP K

K6ETA âe aeiZl:¨

DE K6ETA

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 1BB9>{8F76}PREAMBLE

DE K6ETA K

W1EEP -Kt n1t

NO COPY AT ALL W1EEP

OK so far, no one has copied the FLAMP msg… not even Mindy who is only a few feet away… must be some glitch in my FLAMP we’ll ask W7ZAP to send the message agn… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 F24E>{90BD}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 9DA1>{90BD}20160703002814:FLAMPmsg.txt

<ID 26 32C7>{90BD}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 40F1>{90BD}234 5 48

<DATA 56 5F1D>{90BD:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET, routine FLAMP practice message

<DATA 56 7C48>{90BD:2}. We will attempt to fill this message to all s

<DATA 56 6E21>{90BD:3}tations. It may provide an opportunity to send

<DATA 56 891A>{90BD:4}the fills by RELAY. If you CONFIRM the message,

<DATA 50 EE2D>{90BD:5}NCS may ask you to RELAY the fill blocks.

<CNTL 10 535D>{90BD:EOF}

<CNTL 10 F351>{90BD:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

DE K6ETA

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 AE86>{90BD}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 01EA>{90BD}PREAMBLE

DE W1EEP K

WA7HHE WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 AE86>{90BD}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

< K7KY

I didn’t copy any thing in FLAMP strange… OK WA7HHE Brad will you please relay the whole msg tu < K7KY

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 F24E>{90BD}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 9DA1>{90BD}20160703002814:FLAMPmsg.txt

<ID 26 32C7>{90BD}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 40F1>{90BD}234 5 48

<DATA 56 5F1D>{90BD:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET, routine FLAMP practice message

<DATA 56 7C48>{90BD:2}. We will attempt to fill this message to all s

<DATA 56 6E21>{90BD:3}tations. It may provide an opportunity to send

<DATA 56 891A>{90BD:4}the fills by RELAY. If you CONFIRM the message,

<DATA 50 EE2D>{90BD:5}NCS may ask you to RELAY the fill blocks.

<CNTL 10 535D>{90BD:EOF}

<CNTL 10 F351>{90BD:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP W1EEP Gene did you fill from Brad’s relay? < K7KY

DE W1EEP

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 AE86>{90BD}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

Great… I still didn’t get anything, but I think it’s something amiss here… I’ve had lots of trouble lately with Linux & fldigi and apps… OK we can move on… Sorry for the lag there… I’m a bit behind… We’ll move on to the Traffic portion now… net is small tonight and that’s probably a good thing

for me… the Humboldt Ops are all at ARC meeting… WE begin traffic with Mindy W7ZAP who has the Humboldt bulletin… over to Mindy… < K7KY

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ke6sls 20160208030646

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:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:13 Brookings, OR

:fm:11 W7ZAP Mindy

:p2:25 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

:d1:8 08/01/16

:t1:5 0118Z

:sb:42 Bulletins and Annoucements for 2August2016

:s1:18 MJ Inabnit, ke6sls

:p3:10 Eureka, CA

:mg:603 Technician class begin in Eureka September 12th. Contact Don ke6hec at ke6hec@arrl.net or 834-0042.

HARC Meeting TOMORROW! 7PM Tuesday 2 August at 6th & C street, Eureka, California. Use the 6th street door.

FWRA Picnic, September 11, 2016 at the Scotia Park. Get your potluck ready!

RAIN on the web–visit www.humboldt-arc.org

Amatuer license testing, Sunday August 28

Location: Fortuna Volunteer fire Dept Fortuna CA 95547

Time: 12:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)

Contact: Dan Dan.AG6JW@gmail.com, 768-9147

Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

[WRAP:chksum BA22][WRAP:end]

… end

K6ETA Steve… ur turn for Traffic.. < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

STATION CALL S/N S-METER

________________________________

K7KY Doug +14 dB 5-9 (then faded to 4-5) <– Perfect image!

W7ZAP Mindy +9 dB 5-9 +10

WB6SDR Ralph +7 dB 5-8

W1EEP Gene -6 dB 5-7

WA7HHE Brad +3 dB 5-8

Mostly fine signals but a little QSB on you Doug

Thanks for the Net!

btu K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA Thanks Steve… tonight was supposed to be a poor band night, but it’s not that bad so far… BREAK W1EEP over to you, Gene

< K7KY

DE K7KY W1EEP NO TRAFFIC TONIGHT AS WE NOW HAVE THE FIRE AT 100% AFTER SOME RAIN THE LAST TWO NIGHT THANKS FOR ALL CONCERNED HOPE TO BE BACK UP TO SPEED NEXT WEEK 73’S TO ALL W1EEP

W1EEP FB Gene Good to hear abt 100% contained… are you checking out now? < K7KY

WA7HHE OK Brad it up to you for traffic… & tnx for the relay… everyone usually hears you well < K7KY

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DE WA7HHE BK

QST DE WA7HHE

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<CNTL 10 2A9C>{9950:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Grrrrr! my FLAMP is not working tonight… it was fine this after noon when Mindy & I tested all the apps… Oh well lets see how everone else did… we’ll take REPORTS now…W7ZAP

DE W7ZAP

File : Terrorist_Diaspora.p2s

<MISSING 15 2290>{9950}CONFIRMED

DE W7ZAP K

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : Terrorist_Diaspora.p2s

<MISSING 15 2290>{9950}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

DE W1EEP

File : Terrorist_Diaspora.p2s

<MISSING 15 2290>{9950}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

ALL ORCA Well, great..everyone except me copied it perfectly… I’ll have to reinstall FLAMP that’s what fixed it last time… We’ve completed the Traffic round and now we’ll go around once again for comments and reception reports… we start at the top with W7ZAP < K7KY

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W7ZAP copied the following stations:

WB6SDR 100% copy WFid, KBD (S-9 s/n=14dB)

K6ETA 100% copy WFid, KBD (S-9 s/n=12dB)

W1EEP 100% copy WFid, KBD (S-9 s/n=3dB)

WA7HHE 100% copy WFid, KBD (S-8 s/n=5dB)

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

0% copy FLAMP

Good to see you all on the WF. Great to hear that the fire by Gene W1EEP is 100% contained. Gene, I hope you share with us sometime about ‘drone hunting’ and any other interesting experiences from working the fire.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP SK

[WRAP:chksum 604C][WRAP:end]

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ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

I also copied WA7HHE’s FLAMP and K6ETA’s FLMSG. Hard to get everything written in my rpt when I go first!!

< W7ZAP K

W7ZAP TU Mindy… BREAK K6ETA Steve ur turn for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

FB and all is good down here with the band!

That’s it and gotta run!

btu K7KY de K6ETA k

Checking in late and giving Flamp report on test message . . .

DE N6IET

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 AE86>{90BD}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

QRU

N6IET GE Rick pse standby. BREAK K6ETA Steve…. thanks for joining us tonight I was surprised the last few weeks to see you so early… BREAK N6IET FB Rick ur on the log and thanks for the report… I’ll add you to the end of roster and call you when I get there..

BREAKW1EEP Gene time for comments if you’re in the mood… < K7KY

DE K7KY W1EEP THE DRONE WILL BE NEXT WEEK THANKS MINDY FOR ASKING GENE

WA7HHE Brad ur up for comments < K7KY

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K7KY 20160308023611

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:344

Net s/n report from WA7HHE

Stations:

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Bulletin s/n = -2 to 0 db

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA s/n = -5 to -2 db

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT s/n = +2 db

N6IET Rick- checked in so fast did not get a chance to look at his signal.

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS, s/n -4 to +1 db

[WRAP:chksum 0DE7][WRAP:end]

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WA7HHE TU Brad BREAK over to RickN6IET Oops! Just a minute Rick I forgot to recognize KB6HOH Steve ur on the log and I’ll call you for comments after Rick OK Rick ur up…. < K7KY

de N6IET

Never had a chance to check in after being a few minutes late. I just made it in time to copy the test message from Mindy.

Everybody but Doug is averaging 0 dB S/N and 100% print except Doug.

Doug, you’re averaging -5 dB, for some reason. Are you sure you’re not QRP?

We’re having a solar storm and conditions are RED for all bands. Yet 80 meters has been great tonight.

73 de Rick N6IET

N6IET Thanks Rick sorry for the long wait… I sometimes forget to call for late/visitor when I get busy… I’m glad you got in… BREAK

KB6HOH OK Steve… ur up now… & it’s easier to read the wfID when they’re horizontal… vertical ID disappear before I can read them all… over to you.. < K7KY

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug FB and GE to you, Mindy and the Net. OK I will change the ID to Horizontal. I did not want it to be to wide and interfere with anyoth Sigs that maybe there. Anyway not to much going on here. Dealing with warm weather but the last couple of days things are starting to cool down. Anyway I will let you go back to taking care of Biz and again GE to you Mindy and the Group and have a nice week. &3

So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH Thanks, Steve… any my apology to you too for not calling for late checkins… I have lots of notes for myself, but I sometimes get busy and then don’t read them… OK are there any late or visiting stations who would like to check in? < K7KY

GE to everyone, just wanted to check in and I do need to run so in and out please 73 de K7TRP

K7TRP Tim GE and thanks for checking in tonight… in & out 73 BREAK KB6HOH Steve… another thougth abt the wfID it’s probably only me having trouble catching the vertical ID’s… I have so many things open on my screen that I’ve shrunk the fidigi screen to make room and my RX pane is quite narrow…. BREAK any more comments before we close? < K7KY

ALL ORCA I’ll send the updated roster before we close…

<STX>

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:mg:350 ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/aug/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 9

Stations:

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Bulletin

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA

K7TRP Tim Hillsboro,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w

[WRAP:chksum DBC0][WRAP:end]

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Last chance for comments or check in… < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 08/02/2016 20:26 PDT

Thank’s for working with us tonight.

We appreciate your time and interest.

Hope to see you again next week.

73 < Doug K7KY NCS

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