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ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/may/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV i/o
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KI6ZHD David Santa Clara,CA i/o
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Running the net w/o TXid & AFC is working out well. Neither Mindy W7ZAP nor I had any problems with wandering signals. Howard KB6NN left his station monitoring the net while he attended a ARC meeting. Fldigi copied the net w/o missing any transmissions. I would like to hear your experience with this change to net protocol. So far, no one seems to be having trouble with signal tracking w/o TXid & AFC.

We’ve added the a Net Outline file to the website download tab. You can print this file for a hard copy or open the file on your desktop to help track net activity during poor reception or in case you’ve been distracted and lost your position. The net usually follows this outline.

Thanks for taking time to practice with us every Tuesday evening. While we don’t cover new things every net, we always practice the things we’ve already learned and it’s practice that enables us to remain balanced and focused in emergencies. I look forward to practicing with you again next Tuesday.

73 Doug K7KY

——— Net Report ————-

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

K7KY de W7GBB

Bob, Renton, WA

QRU

W7GBB < K7KY GE Bob ur on the log tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

KW1EEP GE Gene tnx ur ck-in < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

de WB6SDR k

WB6SDR GE Ralph ur on the log tu < K7KY

GE all = i still hv a hi QRN level which I have tightened down the RF gain to where the Noise Blanker works = but only the strongest signals can i copy = I will call the power company es ask them to try es spot the source. The whole street seems to have noise = noise is S9 plus 20db

de WB6SDR k

WB6SDR < K7KY Wow, Ralph doesn’t sound good.. I hope u can hear well enough for the net tonight BREAK ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

K7KY de KA7FOO Doug from Reno is reporting in. Clear

and Blue.

I am NOT the tuner!

KA7FOO

KA7FOO FB Doug ‘not the tuner’ no worries with tuners anyway.. ur on the log tu < K7KY

Thanks

KA7FOO

AG7RV Dick (in&out) Reno, NV

AG7RV < K7KY

AG7RV < K7KY Oops! GE Dick ur in/out tonight tu < K7KY

K7KY de WA7HHE GE Doug checking in

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad tu for the ck-in < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

AG7RV Dick is in&out I missed it on the roster… BREAK any more early ck-ins for ORCA DIGITAL NET? < K7KY

K7KY DE N0LKC N0LKC NEAR MOAB, UT DE N0LKC

N0LKC GE Clifford great signal tonight tu for ck-in < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV i/o

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

Tonight we continue the experiment with no TXid and no AFC. Only NCS will use TXid. We’ll see how it works. Reports from other Ops say it’t the way to go.. < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV i/o

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

K6ETA K6ETA < K7KY GE Steve RR tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV i/o

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

05/02/2017 19:31 PDT

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY NCS, SW/OR, 35w, 135′ Doublet @ 110′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) B/W Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) No Problem. Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

LOCK: fldigi curser @ 1500,

ENABLE: RxID.

DISABLE: TXid, end-of-TX-ID, Mode-ID, AFC

DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone.

Use pre-tone only when doubles are likely.

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.

Configure FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP. AR

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.2

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20170305023513

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:331 ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/may/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 10

Stations:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV i/o

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 8C25][WRAP:end]

… end

ORCA ANNOUNCMENTS

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex22.txt’, an optional

file-manipulation/FLAMP exercise. Return your file in FLAMP to NCS

during TRAFFIC round, or send your own practice message, or QRU.

This exercise practices responding to questions while maintaining

focus on net operations.

Steve K6ETA’s suggestion to turn off TXid & AFC during net seems valid.

We’ll run the net w/o these two features and give it a good trial. NCS

will activate TXid selectivly and net members will turn TXid & AFC off.

Our primary need for TXid is mode changes.

An ORCA DIGITAL NET outline is now available on the website. You can

print it or have it open on your desktop during nets. It may help you

track net activities during poor reception or local distractions.

Dave W1HKJ has posted the latest fldigi release, v4.0.3:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/

The ‘SAVE’ macro tag, now work correctly.

Weekly Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP there will be a short pause while we swap antennas… over to Mindy… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A47E>{2765}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 16B2>{2765}20170501191841:ex22.txt

<ID 26 23F2>{2765}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 3E67>{2765}368 6 64

<DATA 72 CF4D>{2765:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, create an ICS-2

<DATA 72 436F>{2765:2}13 file named, ‘URCALL_ex22.213’. Leave ‘Inc:’

blank. Make ‘To’

<DATA 72 0ABC>{2765:3}= ‘NCS’ & ‘Sub.’= ‘ORCA exercise #22’. ‘Message’= Brief

summary

<DATA 72 AFB7>{2765:4}of WX condx at ur nearest airport. (from web if u can).

In FLAM

<DATA 72 2EC7>{2765:5}P, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.(today, or any net)

On t

<DATA 56 B667>{2765:6}he FLAMP TX tab, change, ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 6351>{2765:EOF}

<CNTL 10 C35D>{2765:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try

to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button

or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …

W7GBB

W1EEP

WB6SDR

DE WB6SDR

File : ex22.txt

<MISSING 15 AF99>{2765}CONFIRMED

DE WB6SDR K

KA7FOO

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 5EE9>{2765}PREAMBLE

DE WA7HHE K

N0LKC

K7KY de N0LKC no copy within FLAMP de N0LKC

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 5EE9>{2765}PREAMBLE

DE K6ETA K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A47E>{2765}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 16B2>{2765}20170501191841:ex22.txt

<ID 26 23F2>{2765}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 3E67>{2765}368 6 64

<DATA 72 CF4D>{2765:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, create an ICS-2

<DATA 72 436F>{2765:2}13 file named, ‘URCALL_ex22.213’. Leave ‘Inc:’

blank. Make ‘To’

<DATA 72 0ABC>{2765:3}= ‘NCS’ & ‘Sub.’= ‘ORCA exercise #22’. ‘Message’= Brief

summary

<DATA 72 AFB7>{2765:4}of WX condx at ur nearest airport. (from web if u can).

In FLAM

<DATA 72 2EC7>{2765:5}P, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.(today, or any net)

On t

<DATA 56 B667>{2765:6}he FLAMP TX tab, change, ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 6351>{2765:EOF}

<CNTL 10 C35D>{2765:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

W7GBB

W1EEP

KA7FOO

WA7H

tpº22.txt

<MISSING 15 AF9¨T “¡yONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

Having minor problem with my receive window.

WA7HHE

WA7HHE

File : ex22.txt

<MISSING 15 AF99>{2765}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

N0LKC

NO COpy within flamp de n0lkc

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex22.txt

<MISSING 15 AF99>{2765}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

W7GBB

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex22.txt

<MISSING 8 4050>{2765}5

DE W1EEP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A47E>{2765}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 72 2EC7>{2765:5}P, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.(today, or any net)

On t

<CNTL 10 6351>{2765:EOF}

<CNTL 10 C35D>{2765:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex22.txt

<MISSING 15 AF99>{2765}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

K7KY < W7ZAP

Doug Don’t know what happened to W7GBB and N0LKC could not copy BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY Antennas back in order TU Mindy it’s sometimes hard to know what’s up when u don’t get a reply maybe station issue or maybe band condx… Bob W7GBB didn’t answer and Clifford N0LKC is in contact, but having issues with FLAMP I think BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

DE K7DV

K7DV GE Dave ur on the log tu we’re just about to begin Traffic and you will follow K6ETA I’ll update the roster later… BREAK any more ck-ins? < K7KY

K7KY de KI6ZHD checking in and out. BTU

KI6ZHD < K7KY GE David tu ur in&out < K7KY

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.2

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20170305025535

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:388 ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/may/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12

Stations:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV i/o

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KI6ZHD David Santa Clara,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 0FA7][WRAP:end]

… end

Correction to the roster David KI6ZHD is in&out BREAK we begin Traffic round with BobW7GBB he may not be here we haven’t heard from him for the FLAMP exercise… Bob? < K7KY

W1EEP OK Gene ur up for traffic… < K7KY

W1EEP Gene hw cpy? ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 035A>{4773}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 68 3075>{4773}20170503025525:ex22UR call NCS wx in pine Valley W1EEP 2.txt

<ID 17 2DCA>{4773}W1EEP DM37J

<SIZE 14 F138>{4773}157 3 64

<DATA 72 41C3>{4773:1}.

I use my own wx station that I us on weather underground as

<DATA 72 174D>{4773:2}we are a long distance from anyone else works and a lot of peop

<DATA 37 42AA>{4773:3}le from here use it W1EEP TX

<CNTL 10 656A>{4773:EOF}

<CNTL 10 C566>{4773:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex22UR call NCS wx in pine Valley W1EEP 2.txt

<MISSING 15 E27C>{4773}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

WB6SDR Ralph ur turn next < K7KY

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:hdr_fm:22

WB6SDR 20162211144311

:hdr_ed:22

WB6SDR 20162211144109

<ics213>

:to:3 ncs

:fm:7 wb6sdr

:sb:4 ORCA

:mg:128 Mather Field summary of WX condx at ur nearest airport:

84 F clear and warm

Sorry about the file name.

BTU NCS de wb6sdr

[WRAP:chksum 36F2][WRAP:end]

… end

WB6SDR TU Ralph no problem with file name… BREAK

KA7FOO < K7KY Doug ur up now… < K7KY

QST DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 32A2>{F9E8}FLAMP 2.2.03

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<CNTL 10 97C8>{F9E8:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

<STX>

DE K7KY

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<MISSING 15 8285>{F9E8}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE Brad over to u for traffic… < K7KY

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:hdr_fm:22

WA7HHE 20170305030556

:hdr_ed:22

WA7HHE 20170305021433

<plaintext>

:tt:68 Emergency Communications Driving Increase in Amateur Radio Operators

:to:20 ORCA Radio Operators

:fm:30 Emergency Management (Article)

:dt:8 05/02/17

:tm:6 20:14L

:sb:68 Hams standing by and ready to help during disasters or other events.

:mg:683 More Americans than ever have been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as amateur radio operators, and those in the know say that emergency communications is driving their passion to be “hams.”

“This is the third year in a row that the total number of new licenses has exceeded 30,000,” said ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator Manager Maria Somma last year. She said 32,552 were granted in 2016, 32,077 in 2015, and 33,241 in 2014. Total active FCC-issued ham radio licenses hit an all-time high of 743,003 in November 2016.

Read full article here:http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Emergency-Communications-Driving-Increase-in-Amateur-Radio-Operators.html

[WRAP:chksum 2BA9][WRAP:end]

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WA7HHE Well, that’s good news, I think BREAK N0LKC Clifford ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

ldid not send, tnx for trying bk de n0lkc

N0LKC FB Clifford no problem… tu BREAK K6ETA Steve ur up next < K7KY

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 C987>{AE82}FLAMP 2.2.03

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DE K6ETA K

<STX>

DE K7KY

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<MISSING 15 CDA0>{AE82}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K7DV Dave ur up for traffic… < K7KY

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE K7DV BK

ORCA-K7KY DE K7DV

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K7DV Dave ur signal is not strong here and didn’t activate FLAMP pse try MFSK-16 tu K6ETA < K7KY

OOPS! sri I got ETA’s call in there by mistake Dave K7DV pse try ur msg in MFSK-16.. tu < K7KY

If anyone else confirmed Dave’s msg. pse contact NCS and relay the file.. tu < K7KY

OK we’ll move along to W7ZAP Mindy ur up for traffic < K7KY

NCS DE W7ZAP

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K7DV hw cpy? < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

OK on to the Comment round and we begin with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP Good net I had a little trouble at the start as I had to restart fldigi and loss a few items but all is good thanks for a great net I forgot to give my wx it is 53 degrees and clear just great here in Pine Valley.

W1EEP FB Gene Good to hear… our WX got up near 80deg today BREAK WB6SDR Ralph ur turn for comments.. < K7KY

Signal Report for ORCA Net

as copied by WB6SDR in Folsom CA with

EXTREME QRN S9+ noise.

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV i/o

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

K6ETA S9+10dB Steve Petaluma,CA

K7DV S0 Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KI6ZHD David Santa Clara,CA

W7ZAP S9 Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY S9+10dB Doug Brookings,OR NCS

BTU K7KY de WB6SDR

WB6SDR Nice report Ralph… IC u hve QRN & maybe that explains the difficulty I’m having with sum stations tonight Band is rather quiet here BREAK KA7FOO Doug ur turn for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de KA7FOO

Still a bit slow in the different portions of the suite. Will get there.

K7DV did a fade-out to me. All other stations are received in good shape.

Thanks for the net.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO RR Doug K7DV is our most distant station tonight and it’s hard to tell with Dave he drives for Uber and is sometimes call away suddenly.. BREAK WA7HHE Brad ur up for comments… < K7KY

WA7HHE hw cpy Brad? < K7KY

ORCA net de WA7HHE, am under the wx tonight tackling a flu bug, but enjoying the net tonight as always. Great to see another Utah station checking in from over in MOAB Utah! For all of you who do not know that’s where they build the Mother of All Bombs. (Just kidding)

For some reason in doing a mode change my TxID came on, now have it off.

Great Evening to all. 73’s Brad WA7HHE in Cedar City Utah

WA7HHE Oh, Oh, Brad not good to hear… I hope u recover quicikly Thanks for coming to work with us even feeling punk we’re always glad to c u BREAK N0LKC Clifford ur turn for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de N0LKC I copy exercise file and most everyone fine but not within flamp. two versions of flamp we`n, i closed one – apparently that was the good or active one. remaining open copy failed to send my file also as you saw. maybe next time, tnx; received in FLMSG though.

From the homefront, watch in future for an upcoming public relations campaign against NAPA auto parts, but that is another $2000 story. 20 watts here tonight, moving next tuesday. 73 from clifford n0lkc

N0LKC Clifford ur 20w doing well here in SW/OR I’ll hear about the NAPA thing by email maybe? tnx for workig with us.. BREAK K6ETA Steve ur next for comments… < K7KY

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K6ETA 20170305032914

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:mg:802 ETA Signal Report

CALLSIGN NAME S/N COMMENTS

W7GBB Bob — No copy

W1EEP Gene — No copy

WB6SDR Ralph +8dB 100% copy S9+5

KA7FOO Doug +3dB 100% Copy

AG7RV Dick — No copy

WA7HHE Brad +3dB 100% copy, always informative S9

N0LKC Clifford -7dB 30% copy, light signal, S2-3

K6ETA ((((((((((( ME )))))))))))))

K7DV Dave -8dB 25% copy, light signal S2

KI6ZHD David -9bdB In & Out, 20% copy, S2

W7ZAP Mindy +6dB 100% Copy S9+5

K7KY Doug +7dB 100% copy, a few glitches in image

I like not using TXid though we drift around if we accept

someone else’s TXid and it’s not right on 1500 (so I ingore

them if theres no mode change). Very nice pace tonight!

TU and 73!

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K6ETA FB Steve… thanks for the detailed report… I know most Ops are intersted in how their signal is doing elsewhere… and tnx for the suggestion and support for trying no TXid & no AFC seems to be doing well so far… net is flowing along as always… BREAK K7DV Dave ur up if u can hr me < K7KY

IDAHO FALLS REGIONAL AIRPORT, ID, United States (KIDA) 43-31N 112-04W 1453M

May 02, 2017 – 09:53 PM EDT / 2017.05.03 0153 UTC

Wind: from the SSW (210 degrees) at 14 MPH (12 KT) gustinz 22 MPH (19 KT):0

Visibility: 10 mile(s):0

Sky conditions: mostly cloudy

Precipitation last hour: 0.01 inches

Temperature: 55.9 F (13.3 C)

Dew Point: 39.9 F (4.4 C)

Relative Humidity: 54%

K7KY DE K7DV

K7DV Tnx Dave good cpy here tu BREAK W7ZAP Mindy ur up for comments.. < K7KY

Having some issues with FLMSG… will paste report…

35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W7GBB 100% copy KBD

W1EEP 100% copy KBD,FLAMP, WFid (S8) s/n=4dB

WB6SDR 100% copy KBD,FLMSG (S9) s/n=11dB

KA7FOO 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S8) s/n=7dB

AG7RV 100% copy KBD (S3) s/n=-3dB

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S8) s/n=3dB

N0LKC 100% copy KBD (S8) s/n=4dB

K6ETA 100% copy KBD, FLAMP, FLMSG WFid (S7) s/n=4dB

K7DV 100% copy KBD, 0% FLAMP (S8) s/n=0dB

KI6ZHD 100% copy KBD (S9) s/n=5dB

K7KY 100% copy KBD,FLMSG, image

Band condx seem OK here tonight, slight fading on some stations. Hope you get well soon Brad. Have not noticed any signal drifting while having TXid and AFC off. Seems like it’s working fine. Dave, I hope you’re able to easily fix your radio. Good to see all on WF!

73,

Mindy W7ZAP sk

W7ZAP Mindy tnx for the detailed reception report BREAK any further comments for the net?? < K7KY

Last call for late ck-ins…. < K7KY

I think the no TXid is working well for us… I didn’t have to chase one signal tonight… any more comments before we close?? < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 05/02/2017 20:38 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to practice with you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 < K7KY

Net Reports

03/DEC/19 Report

03/DEC/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Dec/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 23 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA in&out W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


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

International SATERN Digital Net

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

FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


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

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

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

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

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

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

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