03/AUG/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Aug/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 27
Stations:
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
__KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__KG7D Greg Carson City,NV QNX VidID
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: K6ETA
__N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

The end of Summer Sked and return to regular sessions on September 18th will be here before we know it.  Although we’ve only heard from a couple members with thoughts about updating ORCA’s curriculum, we’re definitely not complaining. We frequently hear from members that appreciate practicing with the ORCA team.  If we were asleep-at-the-wheel, participation and email would give us a ‘Wake-Up!’ we couldn’t miss. Our overall impression is that the majority of ORCA Ops are satisfied with the program. We appreciate those that do make suggestions. We’ve implemented many of them. Our NBEMS exercise was inspired by Bliss W7RUG, the Idaho ERC Net NCS before Dave K7DV. Enabling ORCA veterans to skip the NBEMS Exercise to make room for incoming Ops with an * at ck-In was Steve K6ETA’s suggestion.

Ongoing participation is probably our best measure of member satisfaction. Participation has continued to increase. Participation in the weekly NBEMS Exercise did begin to taper in Spring. Some due to better WX and longer days and some maybe due to our veteran Ops learning the routines so well they didn’t feel the need for weekly practice. We understand and are looking to adjust the NBEMS Exercise frequency to their needs and ORCA’s agenda. These long-term ORCA Ops are critical to our training agenda. It’s their spot-on participation that teaches the incoming Ops how these tactics and routines are executed correctly. If you’ve ever participated in or monitored NBEMS Exercises with mostly veterans or mostly newbies, you probably noticed a significant difference. Exercises with mostly vets are usually smooth and brief, while Exercise w/o them can be awkward and long. They really accelerate the learning curve for everyone. Although they make the Exercise appear easy, the Exercises are not easy. They require commitment, focus, and repetition. They include a lot of undocumented strategies and routines; things more easily learned by example, than explanation. Our veteran Ops are the core of our teaching/training curriculum. Without them, ORCA would not be the same.

Speaking of ORCA veterans, Gene W1EEP in Pine Valley,ID has been off the air since lightning zapped his station last month. He was back tonight using his back-up gear. It’s good to have him back. Summer has been tough on his path to NCS, but he’s weathered this seasonal obstacle for years. Gene has more test images in the database than any other station. We may need to increase server space for Gene (-:

We learned tonight that some of our Utah members are experiencing extreme flooding. Ken KR7KR is seriously impacted. Please keep Ken and family in your thoughts and prayers. When we can’t do anything in the physical realm, our supportive thoughts are more effective than doing nothing. Everything in this Universe is connected in one way or another.

Another faithful ORCA Op to keep in mind is Charles W5CLE in Vancouver,WA. The extreme heat last month put him in the hospital for a few days, but he’s back home and feeling a good bit better. We hope to see him on the air in the near future. Charles was instrumental in bringing a number of his ARC digital friends to ORCA. Today, they lead digital VHF training in Vancouver.

Jaye KE6SLS is running a VHF NBEMS Training net in Humboldt County,CA: Humboldt NBEMS Net. We recently received his latest Net Report. He’s doing a great job teaching digital EMCOMM skills and digital net routines. Contact Jaye for an email copy of his Report. It’s a good read and worth your time. Hats-Off to Jaye and Humboldt ARC digital Ops.

The HUMBOLDT WINLINK WEDNESDAY NET now has a website: https://humboldtwinlinkwednesday.net/

We’ve posted an improved VidID Ck-In Macro for ORCA DIGITAL NET & Western Digital Net to: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/ Check it out; it’ll check you in and LOCK your cursor @ 1500wf even if you weren’t at 1500. It’s smarter than the last VidID macro.

Don’t forget Western Digital Net every Thursday evening, Steve K6ETA/NCS, same time/freq as ORCA. Steve has begun a once-a-month Newcomer’s Net. Tomorrow will be the first session. A perfect time to log in with a QST or just QRU (Q-code for No-Traffic) to participate in the Comment Round or possibly help Steve by Relaying a light signal. 80m nets during Solar Minimum are challenging for NCS. Net Control Stations always appreciate Relays for stations they don’t copy.

Images from the net:

KC7MAW Port Orchard, WA
KE7IN Underwood, WA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
NQ7F Eureka, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA RX #2
KS6M Oakland, CA RX #1
W6DLW Cedar City, UT RX #1
WB7EUX Joseph, OR RX #1

Keep these nets in mind; 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, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1915m/0215z, 3.581+1500, MT63-1kL, 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, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, 20M Digital Net, 1200C/1700z, 14.065+1500, Olivia 16/1K, (Suspended until 18/Sep/21)

Thanks for taking time to work with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation. We hope to log you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCSrtn

KE7IN QNX

ORCA NCS W6DLW

KE7IN < K7KY TU Kevin
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX < NCS tno

N7RBP, Medford, OR in and out please, TU k
de N7RBP k

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

Before RSID: <<2021-08-04T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de AD7DQ QNX K

AD7DQ < K7KY TU Ron
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-08-04T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA NCS W6DLW

¬v”” QNX

W1EEP < K7KY TU Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-08-04T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KC7MAW KC7MAW QNX

W6DLW < K7KY RR Dennis TU
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT

W6DLW < K7KY TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

W6DLW < K7KY GE Dennis TU
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < K7KYit

KE7IN QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-08-04T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KC7MAW KC7MAW QNX

KC7MAW < K7KY TU Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX < NCS

DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

K7KY < WA7HHE

KF7ZIY < K7KY TU Dave
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-08-04T01:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS NCS DE KL7RI KL7RI QNX K

DE KE7IN KE7IN QNX

PSE Stand by < K7KY

WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < NCS

KL7RI < K7KY TU John
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX < NCS

KE7IN < K7KY Kevin got u first call tu < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only
< K7KY/NCS

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < K7KY RR Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
Next? < K7KY7zpg QNX
de KE7ZPG k

KE7ZPG < K7KY TU Steven
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX < NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < NCS

K6ETA* < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID < NCS”8eytn

WA7HHE Relay, copies KI7TPD QNX

KI7TPD < K7KY TU Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

KS6M QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

NQ6F QNX

NQ6F < K7KY TU Rus
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX < NCS

KJ7VGV KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV < K7KY RR Don TU
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
Next? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only
< K7KY/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

ORCA While we have a lull, let’s reflect on the earlier dogpile. I’m typing, copying, and pasting btwn two apps and I can’t work any faster than I am. Please don’t coattail the previous station. I can’t ack them when there’s yet another signal. Thanks (-: < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

ORCA?K7KY KG7VVN QRU

KG7VVN < K7KY GE Bruno TU
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-08-04T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
v Dave Idaho Falls Id. qnx
K7KY de K7DV

K7DV < K7KY TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
Good signal for the time of day, Dave tu KI7TPD < NCS

yv hSND QNX

KG7D < K7KY TU Greg
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV QNX VidID < K7KY

N7SND < K7KY TU Larry
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only
< K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-08-04T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de Steve KB6HOH QNX K

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

NCS < WB7EUX Please change my status to QNX. Mother nature attacking with lightning. Tnx!

WB7EUX < K7KY TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

Can anyone relay the lite station? < K7KY

Go ETA < NCS

W7WSV < K6ETA Relay for NCS

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: K6ETA < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV QNX VidID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: K6ETA

2021-08-03 19:29:23p 02:29:23z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET (Summer Sked)
Doug K7KY/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

Summer Sked: NO FLAMP Exercise/Traffic Round

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
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/IN&OUT Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX'(QNI/QNX)
FIRST Ck-In? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH [QNX] < NCSet

N5QDH N5QDH QNX

N5QDH < K7KY TU Cowan
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
anyone else? < NCS

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

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

KG7VVN < K7KY Bruno pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < NCS

KG7VVN Relaying Ck-In 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET.
Not copying NCS? Check in here … < KG7VVN

Nil heard < KG7VVN

RR TU BK

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

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K7KY 20210408023543
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K7KY 20192409231907
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:mg:890 ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Aug/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 27
Stations:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV QNX VidID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: K6ETA
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 5AB6][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 18th, the end of Summer Sked, will be here soon. We’ve only heard from a couple members regarding changes in our training curriculum. We welcome your ideas and hope you’ll join us in conducting exercises. If you have a useful exercise, consider conducting it yourself; we’ll help you prepare to succeed and enjoy yourself.

We’ve posted an improved VidID Ck-In Macro for ORCA DIGITAL NET & Western Digital Net to our website Macro page.

It Enables RxID & Disables TxID, prints your Call @ 2000WF, positions & LOCKS the Cursor @ 1500WF, & returns Modem to current Mode. It can also check you in QNX or QRU (QRU 4 WDN).

VidID is useful at digital-net ck-in and for getting NCS attention during net w/o interrupting. Remember, NCS cannot see VidIDs while transmitting. VidIDs suffer similar degradation to text in tough condx and can be hard to read. Use the large font printed horizontally to give NCS the best shot at reading your VidID. Config FLDIGI for VidID: Config/IDs/Video/. Deselect all 5 options. This prints VidID horizontally in a large font. Set Char/Rows to a value equal to or greater than the characters in your Callsign.

Jaye KE6SLS is running a VHF NBEMS Training net in Humboldt County,CA: Humboldt NBEMS Net. Today, we received his Net Report for Monday’s net. He’s doing a great job teaching digital EMCOMM skills and digital net routines. Contact Jaye for an email copy of his Report. It’s a good read and worth your time. Hats-Off to Jaye and Humboldt ARC digital Ops.

The HUMBOLDT WINLINK WEDNESDAY NET now has a website: https://humboldtwinlinkwednesday.net/

During Summer Sked, we don’t run the after-net Monitor’s session, but we call for Monitors and Lurkers in the Comment Round after the Active stations.

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:40:54p 02:40:54z
Late Ck-In? < NCS First up 4 Comments tonite is Dennis W6DLW < NCS

ORCA NCS< K7KY, Yesterday our Monsoon weather for the last two weeks has statred to stablize. On the July 26th mid afternoon a large Monsoon Cell hovered over North Cedar City and Enoch, Utah and dumped several inches of rain in a very short time. At last count there are over 200 homes (which might be higher now) that received damage from flooding basements to water coming in to their homes. Landscaping washed away and I’m sure many other problems. Red Cross set up a shelter for those that needed it. Our very own Ken R.(KR7KR) was a victim in this flooding onslaught. Many people from the surrounding cities and county areas responded to assist the victims in the clean up as well as food, water and other needed items. The situation is on going. Stay safe. 73 to all. W6DLW

Wow! Tnx fr that report, Dennis seems it’s fire or flood these days… Very sri to hr it got Ken KR7KR too our best wishes for easy recovery for Ken & family BK Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, article I ran across for my comments asks Do you have a 5 minute plan? Article states I Had 5 Minutes to Evacuate from a California Wildfire There was no time. I figured whatever burned could be replaced and herded the kids, dog and cats out to the van. As we pulled out of the driveway, a fire truck with lights flashing and siren blaring pulled into our spot. For a good read check out https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/i-had-5-minutes-to-evacuate-from-a-california-wildfire

TU Brad 5min is very brief and few have a plan of what to do in 5min I’ll be giving is some thought BK Steve K6ETA, ur up 4 Comments < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA RR and I agree! It’s interesting to see 20 QNX check-ins and only five active, even when there’s no exercise? I wonder what we can do to entice stations to participate more?

Speaking of that, the WDN (this time/freq on Thursday) is having it’s first Newcomer’s Net in two days… so if anyone wants a net dedicated to helping new comers get more active, there’s your chance!

Nice WX here… clear and 81 degrees at present.

BTN < K6ETA

FB Steve tnx 4 the info abt the Newcomers Net @ WDN I meant to put that in Announcement, but forgot and, we also wonder about all the QNX stations, but after wondering we still don’t know much and we’re really happy they do ck-in regularly… if we need them, they’ll know where to find us and information they may need… I think more will be working the exercises when we get back to a regular sked in Sept… We’re thinking to only run the NBEMS Exercise once or twice per month leaving the other sessions for exercises and/or presentations by members… WE hope that breaking up the exercise sessions will have more of the real digital veterans working the exercise… it’s they’re participation that creates the working example that incoming Ops are learning from. Their participation is really improtant to the Exercise BK Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-08-04T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
t ts.txt.txt]<flmsg>4.0.17
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KJ7VGV 20210408025239
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:mg:901 Last week I sent info about Covid decline in immunity, here is the Israel link:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-uk-data-offer-mixed-signals-on-vaccines-potency-against-delta-strain/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&s=09

Since last week Israel has started giving all it’s vacinated citizens a booster as reported by the BBC.

If anyone remembers the movie Groundhog day well here we go again!

Nevada is mandating masks indoors even if vaccinated. I talked to Washoe county health dept. and asked if they were going start giving a “Booster” vacine. One person responded it could happen in a couple months to a couple weeks weren’t sure. Another person there responed “we follow the CDC guidelines”.

Since a majority of the states defer to the CDC we’ll have to wait and see what they come up with. I also see they’re pushing for everyone to get vaccinated. Even requiring it in some places!

[WRAP:chksum 04A9][WRAP:end] … end

RR Don tnx 4 the COVID thoughts and info… I don’t recall a time when it was so diffucult to obtain accurate information… BK Over 2 Bruno KG7VVN 4 Comments < NCS4

ORCA/NCS GE Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Enoch UT suffered severe flooding on Sunday. Drove out there to help as much as I could. A lot of damage but the community came together and everyone helped as much as they could. Awesome community to live in!!

Sig Rprt: ( 0XX -zero- indicates negative db value)

NCS 02,5 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100%
W6DLW db KBD 100%
WA7HHE 5, 14 db KBD 100%
K6ETA 07, 3 db KBD 100%
K7DV 05 db KBD 100%
KB6HOH 012 KBD 100%
WB7EUX 3,5 db KBD 100%
N5QDH 11 KBD 100%
KK6RJR 02,2 KBD 100%
KJ7VGV 011, 05 KBD 80% FLMSG 0%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! 73 < KG7VVN

t0FB Bruno great signal report and I’m really happy to hear how the community responed to the flooding… This is a great country and it’s full of really great people… I don’t think we’ll let a few bad apples spoil it for everyone… BK Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-08-04T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < W7ZAP
Sri, no sig reports… but copied 90% of ck-ins very well. Wow! Early (12) ck-ins were stacked up. Quite a challenge! Well done Doug

Bravo to Jaye KE6SLS and the VHF NBEMS training he’s doing with Humboldt County Ops. They’ll be a great asset to any digital net or EMCOMM event.

I’ve enjoyed the Humboldt Winlink Wed Net (Matthew KN6CEI/NCS) . Has made me get more knowledgeable and handy w/Winlink.

I didn’t realize that UT had a monsoon season. Wishing KR7KR a quick recovery from the flooding. Tnx Brad WA7HHE for the 5 min plan… will read… we need a 5 min plan. Hope everyone is staying safe from wildfires & CV19. Good to see all on the WF tonite.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP

TU Mindy we do need a 5min plan (-: BK are there any questions of follow ups to the previous comments? come now < K7KY

Are there any comments from the QNX stations or Lurkers? < NCS

OK a quick NCS comment b4 we close… we’re thinking to change the NBEMS Exercise to once or twice monthly to leave room for other events and presentations, and not to burn out the veteran digital Ops we really depend on to make this net work… Their participation in the NBEMS Exercise is the learning presentation newer Ops are emulating.. The Exercise is important.. your thouight and observations are really welcome BK

2021-08-03 20:02:06p 03:02:06z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
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Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

K7KY W1EEP GOOD TO BE BACK ON THE AIR EVEN IF IT IS ON THE BACKUP GEAR. THANKS FOR THE NET 73’S

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene TU
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
RR Gene glad you’ve resolved ur station issue u hv any comment 4 the net? < K7KY

K7KY W1EEP THATS ALL FOR TONIGHT WILL TRY TO BE READY NEXT WEEK THX

FB Gene you’ve been with us since the rocks were soft… we’re always happy to see you (-: 73 Doug K7KY

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14/SEPT/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 14/Sep/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 33 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID __AG7BI Mauro [...]

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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
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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