03/MAR/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Mar/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 33
Stations:
__KD7CL Craig Riverton In & Out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
__KM6Y Jeff Santa Rosa,CA in&out
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
__KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
__AE7LM David Hailey in&out
__KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
__W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
__KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR in&out
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
__WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
K6QOG* Bill Cedar City,UT
__AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
__N6SPP Eric Pittsburg,CA in&out
__AD6DM Dennis Stockton,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Tonight’s net was challenging for multiple reasons. QRM, doubling, ck-in pile up, unusual ck-in status, and a 33 Op Roster. That said, with 33 stations aboard, the net was exemplary. Nice work all around. I’m always impressed by the skill and discipline of our members. We complete a significant number of complex tasks in a short time every session. That requires skill, focus, and discipline from each of us.  We’re doing an excellent job. The newer stations are learning digital traffic-handling protocols and the importance of Directed Net conventions from our performance.

We had a wide/weak signal at 1500 during the Traffic round, but we managed to continue through it w/o errors. During the Comment Round, there was a digital signal on top of numerous stations. Intentional interference is unusual for us and it may have been unfortunate coincidence. We also experienced a number of doubles during Monitor’s Comments at net-end. These doubles are harder to avoid. At NCS, we usually copy every station, but the individual members don’t always hear every other station. It’s hard to avoid doubling stations we can’t hear. By net-end, we’re all getting tired.  It’s annoying to be doubled or not acknowledged by NCS.  I was getting frustrated myself by net-end.  Not to worry if you’re pre-toning and listening for a clear frequency, it all you can do and thanks for doing you best. We’re all learning.

With 33 stations aboard, ten of them Active, there’s strong potential for doubles when we call for Comments from twenty one Monitoring stations.  We’ll try to reduce this pile-up by calling Monitoring stations grouped by STATE. Fewer stations will be calling at once. Thanks for your patience as the net grows and we adjust our routines.

During the Comment Round confusion, an anonymous Op sent, “pls leave gaps iun in transmissions too, thnx”. This is a valid request in most situations.  We do try to leave space between transmissions during most of the net and we sometimes forget this under pressure. Point taken. When we’re working a station, it’s in our interest to minimize time between TXs; please don’t jump in until the we finish with the current station. All interjections to the net need ID.

Checking In with *(K7KY*) may need clarification. We established this ck-in category when our Rosters became too large to conduct the FLAMP Exercise in a reasonable amount of time.  We enabled ten long-time ORCA Ops to use the * to skip participating in Exercise/Traffic even though they’re logged Active. The * Ops are called as usual for Comments. These stations volunteered to help us manage the FLAMP Exercise by opting out occasionally to leave time for newer Ops.  The FLAMP Exercise is limited to <10 Ops. Bill K6QOG dubbed the * a ‘Star’; I like that (-:

Comments from the net:

“Thanks for the training and demonstrating the value of discipline in digital communications. Learning more here than anywhere else. 73’s de K7LDW”. Don K7LDW

Don’s comments are germane to every net member. We present this learning and practice net as a team.  It would not happen otherwise. Thanks for giving your best every Tuesday evening. Your precise participation enables others to learn effective digital-networking skills and routines.

“After a few weeks of hammering out the Western Digital Net, it has become abundantly clear that well-trained ops (mostly ORCA vets) make running a functional traffic net not only possible, but a pleasure! Already the WDN is passing actual priority traffic about COVID19, WX etc. — and it is reaching people who have nothing other than battery power, an xverter and some wire. The only reason WDN exists is because ORCA Ops have done the work to make it happen. Hats off to Doug K7KY, Mindy, W7ZAP and all ORCA ops!Please participate in ORCA until u are ready to ‘go live’ for the amateur radio community on Thursdays at 1930 PST (330 zulu) on this frequency 1500 WF. Pse check http://westerndigitalnet.org to get started!” Steve K6ETA

Steve K6ETA has taken on a major task with Western Digital Net. It’s exactly what ORCA Ops needed; a place to put their training and expertise to work. Thanks for supporting Steve and WDN! It’s an idea who’s time has come.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Jeff KN6Y in Santa Rosa,CA, John KE8CYC in Diamondale,MI, David AE7LM in Hailey,ID, and David KG7FGT in ZigZag,OR. We’ll ask these Ops to check ‘in&out’ for a few sessions to learn net routines. Check-in Active when you’re ready. Don’t fret about errors; we all make errors while learning. It happens for Mindy W7ZAP and I nearly every session.

Where ever you get news and information, please keep and open mind and sift the news carefully.  Nearly every State/Civic Agency has been behind the curve in responding to the Coronavirus outbreak. Don’t wait for Official assessments, they often serve multiple agendas; be proactive and protect your health.  Much better to err on the side of caution and prudence. The Amateur Community has a preponderance of older Ops.  We’re more susceptible and more threatened by this virus. Guard you health, it’s your most valuable possession. Should you fall ill through carelessness or lack of initiative, you may risk your life, the health of your family, and further overload medical resources.

Test images copied during the net:

RX #1: KB7VX Chehalis, WA RX #2: KB7VX Chehalis, WA
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #1: KB6NN Eureka, CA RX #2: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #1: KI7TPD Cedar City, UT
RX #2: KI7TPD Cedar City, UT
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valey, UT
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ

Thanks for your patience and discipline tonight.  We did well with a large Roster and a little QRM. Remember the WESTERN DIGITAL NET on Thursday, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA NCS. WDN will be a good place to find current Coronavirus information. Stay home. Stay healthy.  73 Doug K7KY

— W7ZAP’s Net Log —

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I have the following ORCA stations on the roster. come now with corrections or changes tu
KD7CL Craig Riverton In & Out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T02:56Z OL 8-250 @ 1476>>
pse < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KM6Y Santa Rosa, CA
KI7TPD 1 QST

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < WA7HHE 1 QST for the tfc round

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KM6Y < K7KY TU Jeff
KM6Y Jeff Santa Rosa,CA in&out
I’m checking you in&out for a few sessions, Jeff Welcome to ORCA < K7KY

relay de KR7KR
KJ6GQW
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
pse stand by tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7TPD < K7KY GE Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT < K7KY

GQW
IN & OUT

de N7SND checking in and out.

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
pse stand by means I’m behind… calling me now is not helpful tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < K7KY TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
stand by < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR < K7KY TU Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ6GQW < K7KY TU Phil
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7SND < K7KY TU Larry
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7HOH < K7KY TU
KB7HOH in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB6HOH < K7KY TU Steve
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out < NCS

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug sorry about that. I hit a wrong key. Hi! just a GE to you and Mindy.
So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA0TJT Keith hw cpy? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA0TJT < K7KY TU Keith
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton In & Out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D < K7KY FB Greg
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
BK QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < K7KY

WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX < K7KY GE Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY

KS6M

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M < K7KY GE John
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

NCS <W6DLW Dennis in & out

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW < K7KY TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE8CYC JOHN DIMONDALE, MI

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
agn pse @ 1500 < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
MI station agn pse tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE8CYC JOHN DIMONDALE, MI

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE8CYC < K7KY TU John
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
John I’ve checked u in&out for a few sessions Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX < K7KY FB Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA VidID
BK QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AE7LM David Hailey, ID in&out
Y < KF5SMH AL M AZTEC NM IN & OUT

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AE7LM < K7KY TU David
AE7LM David Hailey in&out
GE David Welcome to ORCA I’ll ck u in&out a few sessions tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KF5SMH < K7KY TU Al
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN < K7KY GE Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
k7ky k0kex rick smithville, mo in/out

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX < K7KY TU Rick
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out < NCS

K7LDW Don Rigby ID check in

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7LDW < K7KY GE Don
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton In & Out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KM6Y Jeff Santa Rosa,CA in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
AE7LM David Hailey in&out
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Please don’t change net-mode 4 ck-in tu

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY de W9FE CHK IN&OUT kn

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W9FE < K7KY TU Carlos
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ck-in is large already we may need to ask a couple vets to pass the FlAMP exercise I’ll let u know tu < NCS

K7KY de KI7TPD if you want you can put me at * I do have one QST (Space WX) TU!

DE W1EEP* K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7TPD RR Fred tu u hv an * but I’ll call u during Traffic for your QTC BK W1EEP* tnx Gene < K7KY

KG7FGT < K7KY
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7FGT < K7KY TU David
KG7FGT David Welches in&out
FB David Welcome to ORCA I’ll ck u in&out a few sessions BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

K7KY, ORCA Net, de W5CLE ,W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA, 25 watts, Request check in and out. BTU
wb0kgn dave in Mn in and out

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W5CLE < K7KY TU Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out < NCS

KG5DGI KG5DGI IN & OUT IN & OUT NO TFC SO FAR, MOSTLY PIDDLE

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB0KGN < K7KY TU Dave
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG5DGI < K7KY TU Ed
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out < NCS

K7KY < K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG < K7KY GE Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG < K7KY Bill I’m going to add an * to your call we’ve filled the FLAMP Ex tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton In & Out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KM6Y Jeff Santa Rosa,CA in&out
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
AE7LM David Hailey in&out
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
KG7FGT David Welches in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
K6QOG* Bill Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

19:32:15p 03:32:15z

WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

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

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in
training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid.
Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

FLAMP Exercise:
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
Stay focused. Exercise is interactive and brisk.

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

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

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

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW. Participating Ops send ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

First time? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR < K7KY Ken, pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D < K7KY Greg pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < K7KY

KG7D Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’here… KG7D

KG7D Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’here… KG7D

KJ6GQW KJ6GQW
IN & OUT

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D < K7KY Greg u send KJ6GQW? I checked him in some time ago < K7KY

KJ6GQW in and out Copy your message Doug de KG7D k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR tu BK

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

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20200403034115
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:951 ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Mar/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 30
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton In & Out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KM6Y Jeff Santa Rosa,CA in&out
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
AE7LM David Hailey in&out
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
KG7FGT David Welches in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
K6QOG* Bill Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum F968][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ANNOUNCEMENTS 03/Mar/2020

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex159.txt’, an FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/
FLAMP exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to
NI Traffic Round with FLAMP.

The Coronavirus infection seems to be expanding rapidly in America. Don’t wait
for an Official to tell you when to take this seriously. This is an instance of,
‘better safe than sorry’. Should you become infected, you’ll be a burden and
hazard to those you want to protect; you’ll then require their support and
significantly increase their risk. If infection expands here as it has in China,
Italy, and Iran, we should prepare now, before it reaches our communities. Make
a plan and implement it. If it turns out unnecessary, you’ll be inconvenienced,
but not harmed. Without testing, we cannot tell who is infected until they show
symptoms. The incubation phase can be as long as 28 days. Infected people are
contagious, even when they still feel well.

Our best protection is eliminating as many social contacts as possible. Stay home.
Eliminate or reduce social encounters. Some of our radio friends are still
planning/holding meetings and events. With an incubation period as long as 28days,
we don’t know who may be infected w/o testing. If these thoughts seem extreme
or panicky, dismiss them. Hopefully, I’m wrong and it’s just another pesky flu.

The WESTERN DIGITAL NET is doing well and beginning to attract non-ORCA stations.
Don’t forget to check-in this Thursday evening, 1930p/0330z. Early Ck-In around
1900p/0300z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA NCS.

Next Sunday will be time to save daylight again. Remember to, ‘Spring Forward’.

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

If you want on/off the Net Report email list:
ncs@orcadigitalnet.com < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Next is the FLAMP Exercise with Mindy W7ZAP over < NCS

Tonight’s exercise begins in MFSK128 (480wpm/1920hz). We’ll fill
in THOR 50×1 (176wpm/900hz) & MFSK32 (120wpm/630hz).
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead… < W7ZAP
ee<STX>ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 021D>{06DD}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 8A2B>{06DD}20200303200711:ex159.txt
<ID 17 2132>{06DD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 924D>{06DD}407 6 80
<FILE 30 8A2B>{06DD}20200303200711:ex159.txt
<ID 17 2132>{06DD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 924D>{06DD}407 6 80
<DATA 88 03EE>{06DD:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-E
<DATA 88 F369>{06DD:2}ditor, create a file named, URCALL_ex159.txt. Copy the following question to the
<DATA 88 4C8B>{06DD:3} new file and enter your reply.

Is there a VHF/UHF digital net in your commun
<DATA 88 01AE>{06DD:4}ity? If so, what is your role?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send t
<DATA 88 E3A7>{06DD:5}he file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7K
<DATA 15 51DE>{06DD:6}Y’. 5
<CNTL 10 29D1>{06DD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 89DD>{06DD:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALL only. Press the FLAMP ‘REPORT’
Button or send ‘No Copy’. I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with… WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WA7HHE
File : ex159.txt
<MISSING 15 698E>{06DD}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex159.txt
<MISSING 15 698E>{06DD}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

KG7D

DE KG7D
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<MISSING 15 698E>{06DD}CONFIRMED
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WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
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<MISSING 15 698E>{06DD}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

KS6M

DE KS6M
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<MISSING 15 698E>{06DD}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

KB7VX

W7ZAP de KB7VX
No copy

K7LDW

DE k7LDW
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 10 E6A9>{06DD}2 3
DE k7LDW K

<NUL><STX>ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 021D>{06DD}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 8A2B>{06DD}20200303200711:ex159.txt
<ID 17 2132>{06DD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 924D>{06DD}407 6 80
<FILE 30 8A2B>{06DD}20200303200711:ex159.txt
<ID 17 2132>{06DD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 924D>{06DD}407 6 80
<DATA 88 03EE>{06DD:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-E
<DATA 88 F369>{06DD:2}ditor, create a file named, URCALL_ex159.txt. Copy the following question to the
<DATA 88 4C8B>{06DD:3} new file and enter your reply.

Is there a VHF/UHF digital net in your commun
<DATA 88 01AE>{06DD:4}ity? If so, what is your role?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send t
<DATA 88 E3A7>{06DD:5}he file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7K
<DATA 15 51DE>{06DD:6}Y’. 5
<CNTL 10 29D1>{06DD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 89DD>{06DD:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

KB7VX

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex159.txt
<MISSING 15 698E>{06DD}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K
NG0 qtD:p
K7LDW

DE k7LDW
File : ex159.txt
<MISSING 15 698E>{06DD}CONFIRMED
DE k7LDW K

K7KY < W7ZAP Alls stns confirmed except KB7VX. BTN < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP < K7KY RR Mindy tu good exercise and easier than we thought tonite… we lost Bruce but Tom WB7EUX hit the ground running on his first exercise good going

Tom BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:56:29p 03:56:29z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

AG7TX IN/OUT PSE
de AG7TX

DE K6QOG
File : ex159.txt
<MISSING 15 698E>{06DD}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AG7TX < K7KY TU Dave
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out < NCS

KR7KR *
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR ? < NCS

DE KB7VX K

can go * if needef
de KR7KR k
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR Ken no problem exercise is over tu BK < NCS

K6QOG K6QOG < W7ZAP Bill we have u listed as *… so I idnt call u during FLAMP exe
BK
KB7VX Bruce u missed ur spot to reply
BK
BTN < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Traffic Round begins tonite with Fred KI7TPD < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7TPD < K7KY Fred do you hv Solar WX for us tonite? < K7KY

K7KY DE KI7TPD

<flmsg>2.0.16.01
:hdr_ed:22
KI7TPD 20200403034749
<blankform>
:mg:606 Space WX Report (data from SpaceWeather.com)

We are still experiencing a very low solar minimum.
Current Sunspot number: 0 (current spotless stretch 30 days)
2020 Spotless total: 46 days (73%)

Solar Wind Speed: 406.2 km/sec, Density: 5.3 protons/cm^3

X-ray Solar Flares: 6-hr max: A8, 24-hr: A8

Planetary K-index: Kp=2 quiet, 24-max: Kp=2 quiet

Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal: 2.7 nT
Bz: 0.4 nT north

NOAA Forecasts:
Less than a 1% chance of Class M or Class X solar flares for the next 48 hours, NOAA predicts 15% chance or Active, 5% minor,
1% severe Geomagnetic storms for the next 24 hours.

DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
very useful, Fred tu BK Next 4 Traffic is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Quarantine_Facilities.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20200403040436
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20200403011623
<plaintext>
:tt:3 QST
:to:8 ORCA Net
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 03/03/20
:tm:6 18:15L
:sb:44 NOVID-19 Challenges for government offficals
:mg:198
This is an interesting read. Attempting to find quarantine or isolation facilities

https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/California-used-to-have-Facilities-for-those-who-Might-have-Coronavirus-.html

[WRAP:chksum BCCB][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Thanks for tracking this Brad its important BK Ken KR7KR ur next 4 Traffic < K7KY

K7KY DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 81FD>{8DAC}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 8272>{8DAC}20200304040319:KR7KR_ex159.p2s
<ID 23 495F>{8DAC}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
<SIZE 14 4D4E>{8DAC}401 7 64
<DATA 72 C7F7>{8DAC:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFkXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 6C90>{8DAC:2}g5BdZhEYK5u+eX6JY6JfyGUofKHwaPkx0FfqcSHbF4vDrMLmHlzaIa7exWrQKcs7
<DATA 72 7260>{8DAC:3}MVcxBYgmaIuCDj3wnMsioac/C0GYJfzfiFVVPBpTBla9wWjYKs0FttQz5hi7j+HA
<DATA 72 C246>{8DAC:4}CqTJLtdSjILinWlIC3OSQ8dYZ2FT7+IJYfGUL5LVCtbteMH2rHLX/e48RwmHANh4
<DATA 72 DE11>{8DAC:5}VMEaTGYhgDEOTVkAOWaIrci7aB7mJPU0mXf+2RJRq481+VoTYajPgCaaDDhtYIN2
<DATA 72 B4C5>{8DAC:6}iZzrG7e+KwUcutIgASA7DBXSie4A4q2pZXwUX03irYtdF3Di+svqUXp7r3kDUabg
<DATA 25 7525>{8DAC:7}Rp1pkE=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 A364>{8DAC:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0368>{8DAC:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K7KY
File : KR7KR_ex159.p2s
<MISSING 15 AB29>{8DAC}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Greg KG7D ur up 4 Traffic < NCS

NCS DE KG7D

<PROG 18 E10B>{7ECC}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 9898>{7ECC}20200304035255:KG7D_ex159.txt
<ID 35 647E>{7ECC}KG7D Carson City, Nevada, USA
<SIZE 14 A07C>{7ECC}112 3 48
<DESC 51 AA93>{7ECC}Traffic Round Reply to Flamp ex159 3/3/2020
<FILE 35 9898>{7ECC}20200304035255:KG7D_ex159.txt
<ID 35 647E>{7ECC}KG7D Carson City, Nevada, USA
<SIZE 14 A07C>{7ECC}112 3 48
<DESC 51 AA93>{7ECC}Traffic Round Reply to Flamp ex159 3/3/2020
<DATA 56 0911>{7ECC:1}Is there a VHF/UHF digital net in your community
<DATA 56 000C>{7ECC:2}? If so, what is your role?

None in my area a
<DATA 24 01B1>{7ECC:3}s far as I know.
<CNTL 10 5FC7>{7ECC:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FFCB>{7ECC:EOT}

DE KG7D K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
E K7KY
File : KG7D_ex159.txt
<MISSING 15 E2DD>{7ECC}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

QST DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 B5DA>{2EDF}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 6E4B>{2EDF}20200304040846:WB7EUX_ex159.p2s
<ID 22 A597>{2EDF}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 AF19>{2EDF}238 4 64
<DESC 51 5F10>{2EDF}Traffic Round Reply to Flamp ex159 3/3/2020
<DATA 72 C39E>{2EDF:1}Is there a VHF/UHF digital net in your community? If so, what is
<DATA 72 1C6A>{2EDF:2} your role?

Union County ARES Sunday at 18:00, HF and VHF. From
<DATA 72 5604>{2EDF:3} my location VHF via AL1Q-12 digipeater at Spout Springs on to K
<DATA 54 CBB1>{2EDF:4}K7MA-12 in La Grande. I am a UC ARES member.

<CNTL 10 9A8E>{2EDF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3A82>{2EDF:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE K7KY
File : WB7EUX_ex159.p2s
<MISSING 15 E03C>{2EDF}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
We seem to be punching thru the QRM I hope all can still cpy BK John KS6M ur next 4 Traffic < K7KY

18 012C>{71ED}FLAMP 2.fu©
<FILE 35 A305>{71ED}202ÿ©‡4034927:KS6M_ex159.txt
<ID 28 BEDC>{71ED}KS6M Oakland CA CM87vt
<SIZE 13 8E0A>{71ED}92 2 64
<DESC 25 9918>{71ED}VHF/U‡ ivrRowè}DATA 72 890A>{71ED:1}Is there a VHF/UHF digital net in your community? If so,
what is
<DATA 36 B548>{71ED:2} your role?

No. No role.
<CNTL 10 3FA6>{71ED:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9FAA>{71ED:EOT}

DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex159.txt
<MISSING 15 2A7E>{71ED}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Next 4 Traffic is Bruce KB7VX < NCS

NCS DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 CF1A>{A5B1}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 40 39FD>{A5B1}20200304035510:KB7VX_ex159.txt.b2s
<ID 24 F3ED>{A5B1}KB7VX Chehalis, WA
<SIZE 14 3FF8>{A5B1}349 6 64
<DATA 72 EEB2>{A5B1:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEhXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cwb+1fKBa4/44P
<DATA 72 2C65>{A5B1:2}8s++0SGcMwKp2nhcze647eOM6yXFcciY3i5wYt/FtObrKPNzAPGEvKsXgRw8naLp
<DATA 72 6FCC>{A5B1:3}lwGopEMU1ht33u8sG56Zb+Sche9MNIA84BWiW6Arv48+/ot6zFgydP4AJD9b7EYg
<DATA 72 9F28>{A5B1:4}IscbUCVo5EPVd/Zp7U33QtGCSjtuhdeTb5NgJXNasqm1qLQloH8Qi8l6Td2jlFRR
<DATA 72 DA79>{A5B1:5}HqlcD6Uua4YPzZPNQq8BJBNOCcwq5BuetTa99GuUiY6UR0i7p7MAXPdmMnV2zVpJ
<DATA 37 F95D>{A5B1:6}L2NP50pc/8fDvmS8no=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 0B94>{A5B1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 AB98>{A5B1:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K7KY
File : KB7VX_ex159.txt.b2s
<MISSING 15 DE49>{A5B1}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Bruno KG7VVN ur up 4 Traffic < NCS

QST DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 E223>{5F80}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 EF5B>{5F80}20200304040808:KG7VVN_ex159.txt
<ID 29 53BB>{5F80}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 6407>{5F80}259 5 64
<DATA 72 3E61>{5F80:1}Is there a VHF/UHF digital net in your community? If so, what is
<DATA 72 E389>{5F80:2} your role?
Yes, Southern Utah Digital Net (SUDN),meet on 146.68
<DATA 72 01BE>{5F80:3}0 repeater on Tuesday at 0200 Z. Offer local operator opportunit
<DATA 72 DFAD>{5F80:4}y to work file manipulation using FLDIGI, FLMSG and FLAMP.I am N
<DATA 11 366D>{5F80:5}CS.
<CNTL 10 2E5E>{5F80:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8E52>{5F80:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K7KY
File : KG7VVN_ex159.txt
<MISSING 15 C2DA>{5F80}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Next 4 Traffic is Don K7LDW < NCS

NO JOY ON FLAMP TRY NEXT TIME

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR tnx Don BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:19:11p 04:19:11z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
First station 4 Comments is Gene W1EEP < NCS

K7KY DE W1EEP GREAT NET AND A LOT OF NEW PEOPLE TONiGHT GREAT AS ALWAYS STAY SAFE AND KEEP THE RADIO ON WE MAY HAVE A GREAT NEED FOR IT THX FOR ALL YOUR DO 73’S TO ALL

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Gene I agree.. keep the radios handy & tnx for taking and * tonite too (-; BK Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA* < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS < K6ETA

After a few weeks of hammering out the Western Digital Net, it has become abundantly clear that well-trained ops (mostly ORCA vets) make running a functional traffic net not only possible, but a pleasure! Already the WDN is passing actual priority traffic about COVID19, WX etc. — and it is reaching people who have nothing other than battery power, an xverter and some wire

The only reason WDN exists is because ORCA Ops have done the work to make it happen. Hats off to Doug K7KY, Mindy, W7ZAP and all ORCA ops!

Please participate in ORCA until u are ready to ‘go live’ for the amateur radio community on Thursdays at 1930 PST (330 zulu) on this frequency 1500 WF.

Pse check http://westerndigitalnet.org to get started!

All the best and keep up the GREAT work here on ORCA! < K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
FB Steve here @ ORCA Central we’re delighted with the WDN taking our project on to higher and better training and service BK Fred KI7TPD* ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD

Good net tonight!

Scary times with the Covid-19. Keeping an eye on the reports and we keep getting updates, but at this point no closures here. Spring Break is coming up in a couple of weeks so that might be a time when we could get the virus moving in as students go home for a week… We also have graduation in April and people come in from all around the world. Some Universities have canceled graduations in Europe to limit the spread. Could happen here as well…

I will be on the WDN this week! So see you then!

Next week is our monthly Rainbow Canyons Radio Club meeting so I will not be on the net.

73s everyone!
KI7TPD

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Fred tu I think it’s much better to avoid meetings and maybe find out later it wasn’t necessary… but if it was, I’m glad I missed some meetings (-: BK

Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < WA7HHE, I’d be curious and planning on asking our South West Utah Health Department what their Trigger Points are which would require school and church closures. Pretty important to have a 14 day food supply at the minimum. Need to discuss with family members a care plan if. Things to think about. Best to all the net members tonight < WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Brad stayhome stay safe BK Ken KR7KR ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

Good copy on most tonight
Image was perfect
My radio is doing strange things tonight
Didn’t transmit when I tried to relay
I think it didn’t another time
thanks for the net
73

de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Ken stuff happens sometimes we’re doing very well considering BK Next 4 Comments is Greg KG7D < NCS

Notepad ++ is a really nice text editor. It will allow you to have multiple files open and copy/paste between them. Also has a compare feature that highlights changes between two versions of the same file. Well worth looking into. I love it for this net.

As always, another fun and informative net, Thank you
de KG7D k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Yes, Greg I hv it open on the desktop as we type I use it most every day BK Tom WB7EUX is next 4 Comments < K7KY

This reminded me of my first NAVY MARS net as NCS. I was really nervous that time too. Thanks all for your patience. I forgot to put the message in Flmsg. Great fun. Stay healthy all. We live in an isolated community but we are taking every precaution we can. 73! Tom

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Ui¯at cbGood on u Tom we can’t be too careful with this virus BK John KS6M is next 4 Comments < K7KY

Good evening. I have no comments this week. 73 to all. < KS6M

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR John tu BK Next 4 Comments is Bruce KB7VX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I selected MFSK 128L prior to NCS sending FLAMP
But there was no copy. But NCS said MFSK 128, not MFSK 128L. I have no MFSK 128 on my drop-down menu.
FLAMP in THOR I allowed RSID and got it 100%. IS IT BEST TO MANUALLY SELECT THE MODE OR USE RSID?

KS6M 67% FLAMP due to QRM
ALL OTHERS 100% FLAMP
Good readable signals here on all stations including Minnesota, MO, NM,ID

My wife is planning a train trip to Santa Rosa CA. I am not happy. At first she said she wanted to fly. I talked her out of that and told her to wash hands frequently, take hand sanitizer, practice not touching eyes, mouth, nose. Last count I heard 6 dead here in WA.. schools in Kirkland WA closed.

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Bruce I’m using v 4.1.09.20 it has MFSK-128 and the past versions did too or we wouldn’t use it BK Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

NCS < KG7VVN not much 2 report here. Signal rpt:
NCS (S9+) +2,+13 db Image +3 db FLAMP 100% MFSK 128
KG7D (S9+) + 3 db FLAMP 100%
WB7EUX (S9+) -6 db FLAMP 0%
KS6M (S9) -2 db FLAMP 0%
KB7VX (S9+) -7 , -3 db 86 % FLAMP
K7LDW (S9) 0 db
Thanks 4 all U do 73 to all KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
n6spp n6spp k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N6SPP ?< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
k7ky de n6spp…gudeve all, just chking in and out….gud sigs up tp 7 land this evening….btu k7ky de n6spp kn

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N6SPP < K7KY TU Eric
N6SPP Eric Pittsburg in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
k7ky de n6spp…thnx gudd luck thnx for the relay..73 73 de n6spp kn

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Next 4 Comments is Don K7LDW < NCS

Thanks for the training and demonstrating the value of discipline in digital communications. Learning more here than anywhere else. 73’s de K7LDW

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Thanks, Don I’m really on the rivet tonite my fingers are smooking too BK Bill K6QOG* is next 4 Comments < K7KY

K7KY < K6QOG Sorry I missed the star next to my call on the roster.
Most stations were good print here. I needed the exercise thanks!
I normally use FLMSG to edit text and then put in FLAMP.
The pic was the best copy I’ve ever received, no noise.
I hope everyone has a good and safe week. > K6QOG <RX>

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
FB Bill no worries the * is new and I shuld say a bit more abt it maybe later tnx BK Next up 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20200403043812
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1409 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
Sorry no signal reports tonight… you guys have us on our toes tonite!!

Whew! Doug did an outstanding job at ck-in… that was a workout! And 4 new stns… ORCA welcomes Jeff KN6Y in Santa Rosa, CA, John KE8CYC in Diamondale, MI, David AE7LM in Hailey, ID, and David KG7FGT in Welches, OR. Great to see so many new Ops ck-in. To the new stns… pse send email to ncs@orcadigitalnet.com if you want to be added to the ORCA mailing list (mostly a weekly email when Net Report is posted online).

The current Coronavirus situation presents an opportunity to think ‘outside of the box’ for local radio clubs. It may be a good motivator to get Ops on the air practicing communications by getting together on-the-air instead of in person. Today the CDC are advising senior citizens at risk of contracting coronavirus to stay home and avoid in-person interaction. In a call to reporters on Tuesday, Dr Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said the elderly are most at risk because of their ages and pre-existing conditions.

How often do you have Roundtable nets locally? Ever hold an on-air-meeting? Good time to consider how the Coronavirus might possibly effect local EMCOMM (other than possibility of less Ops available due to illness)?

Great to see all stns on the WF tonite. Stay safe and stay healthy!
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 8505][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
are there any further comments, questions, or follow up from the Active stations? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:41:20p 04:41:20z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Late Check-in:
AD6DM Elk Grove, CA CM98 in&out
de AD6DM K
de AD6DM k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AD6DM < K7KY TU Dennis
AD6DM Dennis Stockton,CA in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
We hv a few minutes for Comments from the monitoring stations pse use pre-tone and avoid doubles tu < NCS

K7KY de KG5DGI – 5 MESSAGES REGISTERED, 2 @ 100%, 1
@ 86%, 2 @ 0%. NOT MY BEST EVENING, BUT STILL USEFUL. 73’S

de KG5DGI k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I can hear KG7D, NC”oÎe-reat net. Great “ANNOUNCEMENT” on the Coronavirus and very timely. Thanks for all you do. As a side note did you recieve our club newsletter

a few days ago? Be r safe and have a great week

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY <KF5SMH
RX REPORT
KG7VVN_ex159.txt 100%
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Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KF5SMH < K7KY RR Al tnx for the reception report BK there was a couple stations doubled b4 AL agn pse < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS < W6DLW, Doug MÈFxks again for a great net. Great “ANNOUNCEMENT” on the Coronavirus and very timely. Thanks for all you do. As a side note did you recieve our club newsletter a few days ago? Be safe and have a great week

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW < K7KY RR Dennis tnx for the flowers and I do hv the ARC bulletin now I know what some of my friends look like (-: tnx for putting us on the mail list BK anyone else? < NCS

I can hear KG7D, NCS, and
Kjeieoe@ onigqo P0o iK vms better than usual.
Good netK7KY de KG5DGI – 5 MESSAGES REGISTERED, 2 @ 100%, 1 @ 86%, 2 @ 0%. NOT MY BEST EVENING, BUT STILL USEFUL. 73’S

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
another double pse don’t tx until u see a clear freq and pse use pre-tone once more pse < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
pls leave gaps iun in transmissions too, thnx

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
it’s not cool to send w/o ID I’ve received much garbled tx w/o ID want to try agn? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

20:50:17p 04:50:17z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

K7KY de KG5DGI – 5 MESSAGES REGISTERED, 2 @
100%, 1 @ 86%, 2 @ 0%. NOT MY BEST EVENING, BUT STILL USEFUL. 73’S

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Before RSID: <<2020-03-04T04:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA at the end during Monitor Comments, stations were doubling and doubling w/o ID I haven’t any idea who was sending… we really have to take a moment to look and listen b4 sending doubles are the bane of digital nets NCS K7KY sk

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24/MAR/20 Report

24/MAR/20 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 24/MAR/20 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 31 Stations: W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT __KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out __KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out __N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out __K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out N2RSN David Keno,OR KI7TPD Fred [...]

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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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