03/NOV/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Nov/20 Check-in/Rotation:
Check-ins: 25
Stations:
__AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ QNX
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX VidID
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
__K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
__W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
__KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
AC7JW Jason Woods Cross,UT
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Although band condx have been improving slowly, we’re not yet out of the woods. Tonight’s condx were mixed. Keith WA0TJT and Rick K0KEX checked in from Missouri with solid signals, while stations close to NCS had difficulty.  We copied Dave K7DV in Idaho well, but he couldn’t reliably copy us. We didn’t copy Washington stations well either.

National Election night had an interesting effect on attendance. We expected a smaller Roster tonight, but no. 25 ck-ins is about average, but the ratio between active and monitoring stations set a record. Only five active stations in 25 ck-ins. 80% of the Roster were QNX, probably keeping an eye on voting results. We wrapped the net in 56min. We intended to experiment with the new MFSK-64WIDE mode after net tonight, but there was no interest. It was not the night for extended participation.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes first-time ck-in Paul W7PFB in Carnation,WA. We’ll ask him to review the Quick-Start Guide and monitor a few sessions before checking in to participate.

Steve K6ETA made an important announcement for all ORCA/WDN Ops:

‘NCS < K6ETA Thursday will be the last WDN I can NCS on my current antennas since I am putting my house up for sale….’

Steve may not be able to continue calling WDN if he can’t find a strong remote station to use for WDN. We may be approaching a WDN crossroad.  Steve has invested a lot of time and energy in establishing WDN and we too have invested with him. We should not let our efforts go to naught.  No one Op needs to run WDN alone; two, three, or four Ops can easily share this responsibility, reducing everyone’s time/energy commitment.There are numerous ORCA/WDN Ops well qualified to run WDN.  It will require a little learning and practice, but it’s well within their capabilities. We (Doug & Mindy) are currently doing all the radio work we can while sustaining our homestead responsibilities. Doug isn’t growing younger and we too have local radio commitments. We will do all we can to support a WDN NCS team.  Three or four Ops could make running WDN a rewarding team effort.  ORCA had developed into a remarkably dependable team.  We can certainly field another small team to sustain WDN until Steve relocates. Steve has done an outstanding job designing and developing WDN. Let’s get together and sustain WDN’s momentum.

Consider making a ‘Conditional’ commitment. Volunteer to join a team of >3 Ops.  If there’s not three or more volunteers, you’re not committed to running WDN alone.

Images from the net:

RX #1: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #2: KB7VX/P Gallup NM
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KK7RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: W6DLW Cedar City, UT

Support our colleagues and expand your digital horizons by working these nets:

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

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/USA)

Wednesday, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1915M/0215z, listen4mode, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Thursday, Western Digital Net,, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, SATERN Int’l Digital Net, 1200C/1800z, 14.065+1500, Olivia 8/500, AD5XJ/NCS (USA)

Thanks for practicing with us again tonight. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening for another session.  Stay healthy; be safe!

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

DE W1EEP QNX K

¦QNX

WA0TJT < K7KY Keith hw cpy? < K7KY

WA0TJT < K7KY TU Keith
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX < NCS

last station agn pse < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
good copy here here doug, de wa0tjt

WA0TJT < K7KY good enough to work the net? < K7KYtn

DE W1EEP QNX K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
i’ll try and log in later not good enoguth to run it, de wa0tjt

RBP k

WA0TJT < K7KY Keith OK I’ll log u QNX for now if it looks to work u can change ur status BK < K7KY

k7ky tnx doug, sounds like a good plan to me, de wa0tjt

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

KI7TPD

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7LUX QNX K

PSE. tu K
de N7RBP k

W7LUX < K7KY TU Joe
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX < NCS

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

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
last station quite high 1500wf pse < K7KY

K7TUK < K7KY Wally, hw cpy? < K7KY

WB7TZN

WB7TZD < K7KY Tom ur signal has dropped quite a bit weak cpy now I’ll log u Active as the band will probably pick up we hope (-: BK < K7KY

WB7TZD < K7KY GE Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA < K7KY

WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

KI7TPD QNX

KI7TPD < K7KY TU Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

K7TUK < K7KY TU Wally
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < WA7HHE 1 QST, looks like you missed me

WA7HHE < K7KY First we’ve seen you tonite, Brad maybe lost in a couple doubles anyway, we got u now

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

WB7EUX – Also KD7CL QNX checked in at 1843

WB7EUX < K7KY RR Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR

and tnx 4 relay k < K7KY
KD7CL < K7KY TU Craig
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY
ORCA looks like a lite Roster tonite everyone waiting to see who will be in charge (-: < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

de KB7VX/p

KB7VX/P < K7KY GE Bruce
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM < K7KY

7PFB Paul Carnation, WA QNX tnx

W7PFB < K7KY TU Paul
W7PFB Paul Carnation QNX
Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET, Paul I’ll ck u in QNX tonite and a few sessions until u catch the net routines we’re happy to hvv ugood to hv u aboard BK next 4

ck-in? < NCS

W7PFB < K7KY TU Paul
W7PFB Paul Carnation QNX < NCS

W7PFB < K7KY TU Paul
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX < NCS

ORCA/K7KY < KG7VVN QNX

KG7FGT < K7KY TU David
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX < NCS

KG7VVN < K7KY TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

WA7HHE Relay, copies W6DLW QNX

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

WA7HHE
< K7KY Brad tnx 4 relay < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

< AC7JW

AC7JW < K7KY GE Jason
AC7JW Jason Woods Cross,UT < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS de KE6SLS*
TU

KE6SLS* < K7KY GE Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
AC7JW Jason Woods Cross,UT
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

2020-11-03 19:29:13p 03:29:13z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
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

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. 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 will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

CONFIG 4 ORCA:
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’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

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

KB7VX/P < K7KY Bruce pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < NCS

KB7VX Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-in
Not copying NCS? Ck-in here … < KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K7DV qru qru de K7dv

DE K7DV qru KB7VX relay

FB Bruce tu < K7KY K7DV < K7KY GE Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID < K7KY

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

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20200411033642
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:762 ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Nov/20 Check-in/Rotation:
Check-ins: 23
Stations:
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
AC7JW Jason Woods Cross,UT
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 810A][WRAP:end] … end

Anyone need roster resent? < NCS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex194.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP
exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in
the Traffic round with FLAMP.

Dave W1HKJ just released an Alpha version of FLDIGI, 4.1.15.05. It includes the new
@LOCK:xx|xxx|x TAG and two new WIDE versions of MFSK-32 & 64. If you’ve installed
Alpha 4.1.15.05, we’ll compare MFSK-64 w/MFSK-64WIDE after net tonight.

A note for newer ORCA Ops. Remember, we’re a Training net. Your participation is part
of the working example incoming Ops observe and emulate. ORCA endeavors to present
a correct example of digital net protocols. Ck-In is routine for long-time ORCA Ops, but
it may be a ‘teaching moment’ for newer Ops. The weekly Preamble and website Quick-
Start Guide define our Ck-In protocol and all net events. Digital nets vary widely; a
single Ck-In Macro isn’t right for every digital net. Use ORCA protocols @ ORCA. TU

Development of a limited ORCA Classified section is progressing slowly. Fall is a
busy time for us. Computer stuff waits for rainy WX.

Thanks for emailing the original Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

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

Next is the FLAMP Exercise with Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:42Z MFSK-128 @ 1500>>
CA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 273F>{52C1}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 gvÞiI C1}20201103223356:ex194.t¬Rt …Pyi_utRa2C1}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 67AC>{52C1}5<S8rd 6
<FILÚ30 A7E4>{52C1}20201103223356:ex194.txt
<ID 17 8340>
Vle‘ueiRe3W/OR
<SIZE 14 67AC> 2C1}eo!9›lIv
<DATA 104 9566>{52C1:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGILtiLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise
etn FLMSG, create a Radiogram named
<DATA 104 47E¤h {52C1:2},’URCALL_ex194.m2s’. Make _NN = zhl|¿ x`qORIG = URCALL, Make PLACE kiVe6tydcoadtrd:
i ôgeœe\7u 104 386B>{52C1:3}IME FILED & *MON DDY, Make *TO = Kwi : o eCOPYv oÐk-in text qoottotzyi`le Roste
<DATA 104 8EEC>{52C1:4}r and PASTE it into the Txt: window.

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word count). Make SIG: = URC
<DATA 104 2158>{5WDqdufA ° make OP NOTE: = ORCA ex#1¯Û* î 0aufahi>tm Al¢ ¶tbci$d8eB]t µ uIui FCdtcSeA 87
97FD>{52C1:6}S with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 14
<CNTL 10 2F92>{52C1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8F9E>{52C1:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:42Z MFSK-128 @ 1500>>

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

DE WA7HHE
File : ex194.txt
<MISSING 15 2ECB>{52C1}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex194.txt
<MISSING 15 2ECB>{52C1}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex194.txt
<MISSING 8 8EA9>{52C1}3
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AC7JW

DE AC7JW
File : ex194.txt
<MISSING 15 2ECB>{52C1}CONFIRMED
DE AC7JW K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:45Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 273F>{52C1}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 104 386B>{52C1:3}IME FILED & *MON DDY, Make *TO = K7KY.

COPY the ck-in text for the first station on the Roste
<CNTL 10 2F92>{52C1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8F9E>{52C1:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:46Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex194.txt
<MISSING 15 2ECB>{52C1}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < W7ZAP All confirmed … but we lost Dave
BTN < W7ZAP

I’m thinking Dave K7DV isn’t lost… he’s checked in QRU a few times recently and been gone… he may have QRU crossed with QNX ?? BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:48:33p 03:48:33z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn DHS_Notice.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20200411034931
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20200411000920
<plaintext>
:tt:3 QST
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 11/03/20
:tm:6 17:08L
:sb:29 Notice from Homeland Security
:mg:284
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
@CISAgov
·

Remember to be patient when waiting for election results. Increased usage of mail-in & absentee ballots may lead to slower results reporting in some states. Election

officials are the proper source for verified results.

[WRAP:chksum CF8A][WRAP:end] … end

RR Brad I’m willing to b patient (-: BK Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

K7KY DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 F6AE>{3366}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 8396>{3366}20201104034621:WB7EUX_ex194.m2s
<ID 22 817D>{3366}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 7131>{3366}277 3 96
<DATA 104 9B53>{3366:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADFXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A04iI1iNI47BBbzwyhm1dXMv
7rYZI1H/lFQsJmAATIGq1Nu
<DATA 104 1C5A>{3366:2}l1IjNHlyk4OSjzMmIUIY58Y8S0ksWFHplGZl/01AAQKoy8sDo8nK1RLayXR6yC4OKmxZhtq0Mml
P8dQnzPA15nfG9E7Dr96M
<DATA 93 5FEE>{3366:3}06+qCS7Fez+ifBBj/RaQ4hsYtj3mkqxHEDOrm0NjdSdt+Kcmnq/7JN7y4iS3nnAoqlxHnXi3p/A
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 335D>{3366:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9351>{3366:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

DE K7KY
File : WB7EUX_ex194.m2s
<MISSING 15 AE98>{3366}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Gud Work, Tom BK Over 2 Bruce KB7VX/P 4 Traffic < K7KY

W7ZAP DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 B7E9>{1C20}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 7309>{1C20}20201104035104:KB7VX_ex194.m2s
<ID 33 FEDF>{1C20}KB7VX portable in Gallup NM
<SIZE 15 29C3>{1C20}329 3 112
<DATA 120 B629>{1C20:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEnXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cwb+1fKBa5AFxRbmQ53WE
ZVgwDrygn/kaw6UNnKwCYddBzgep0mOkoMZgXHdzS
<DATA 120 AFD9>{1C20:2}nM4a4Ybdm+eKduWfQdJ6BzN/Lm6O9FjOGzyodgKOF5H7otkd989luFAHlOE6vxysuWNlNSHWf
x0tQNvemw68KQBLT8lO9g3Tzq9OF1vZr+JcXeLr
<DATA 113 14A3>{1C20:3}Mnbw1YBVc3RshZyhEb7b0KsocFG/DrVDM7/LLAnYD1CcD9/M2d9ItcgqsWTVBvMMrS9h+Akyop
9QgakDL33fKs3wRrHMxkA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 D106>{1C20:EOF}
<CNTL 10 710A>{1C20:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

DE K7KY
File : KB7VX_ex194.m2s
<MISSING 15 1BCB>{1C20}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Jason AC7JW, ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
AC7JW 20200411034931
:hdr_ed:21
AC7JW 20200411034746
<radiogram>
:nbr:1 9
:prec:1 0
:d1:6 NOV 03
:t1:5 2046L
:to:4 K7KY
:msg:20 CONFIRMED DE WA7HHE

:ck:1 3
:sta:5 AC7JW
:svc:1 F
:std:1 T
[WRAP:chksum B7BE][WRAP:end] … end

RR Jason tu BK Dave K7DV, ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE K7DV i am srri its very difficult to copy here but all is welll just bad conditions as of late 73 de K7dv

RR Dave tu condx can be up & down quickly… good to hv u onboard BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:57:02p 03:57:02z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

KS6M QNX

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

N7RBP k

N7RBP < K7KY go Bob < NCS

Did anyone copy the VidID @ 2000wf? < NCS

K6ETA* < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID < NCS

N7RBP < K7KY Bob are u checking OUT? I hv u as the 6th ck-in tonite tu < NCS

First up 4 Comments tonite is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, suspect many have an ear to the news this evening. Busy day with grocery store run and hour workout at the gym. Cut an antenna guy collar from a piece

of plastic, great indoor project as we are receiving some rain. Wish everyone a non-stressful evening. Brad

RR Brad so far, the evening is non-stressful… we’ll see how it ends (-: BK Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – Spent the day assembling (believe it or not) Christmas decorations. We have a large ground and fence display that takes quite some work and time to put

together.

Removed a lot of leaves from our parking lot today with help from a leaf blower and rake.

We’re also preparing for our first significant winter storm expected to arrive Friday. Cold temps and snow.

Thanks for the net and 73! de WB7EUX

Always good to get an early start they say… gud luck w/storm BK Next 4 Comments is Bruce KB7VX/P < NCS

K7KY and ORCA de KB7VX/p

K7KY +9 db
W7ZAP +7db
WA0TJT +4db
W1EEP +13db
W7LUX +2db
N7RPB +2db
K7TUK -8db
W7TZD -2db
KI7TPD no copy
WA7HHE +8db
WB7EUX -5db 100% FLAMP
W7PFB +2db
KG7VVN -13 db
KG7FGT no copy
W6DLW -13db
AC7JW +4db
KE6SLS -4db
KK6RJR -2db
K7DV -2db
N7RBP +3db

Second week here in Gallup NM, have had good wx most of this week, highs in the 60s, but it is supposed to end on Thursday with the next storm. The hospital has put

me on the swing shift, 10 and 1/2 hours per day, ending at 6PM Mountain Time on Tuesday and Thursday. I have Wednesday off, so can make ORCA (barely) in time to drive

to my spot and put up the 134 ft doublet and get my equipment in order. Don’t know if I will be able to make WDN, because I would have to stay up late with no day off

on Friday, and needing to start work at 7 AM. The hospital is almost maxed out with bothregular and COVID patients — only 5 beds left and we are short of gowns,

saanitizing wipes, and masks. We are sterilizing our masks by UV, but need to not leave in too long or they heat up and deteriorate. I am being exposed to COVID

positive patients on almost a daily basis, but, so far feel fine.Love ORCA! Best wishes to all. KB7VX/p Gallup NM at 6150 feet.

Bruce I’m happy ur a healthy guy and I hope u resist any infections glad u got to ur spot in time for ORCA nice report and signal as usual ur up to 20over

at times and 9-12 db ur the master if field antennas BK Jason AC7JW, ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

K7KY DE AC7JW

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NET de AC7JW tnx folks for the net. Very noisy (QRN) here tonight, only able to copy NCS reliably using a RX loop antenna. Hope things improve for the net next week.

73s to all and have a great week. Sorry about having that previous stuff from FLAMP in my buffer- couldn’t get it clear ed out. de AC7JW

RR Jason things don’t always work as they should stuff happens not to worry TNX BK Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS* < NCS

GE All, ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! California, using 50 watts on the big M.

k7ky, -8db, 100%, P2, FLmsg 100%,
KK6RJR, -9db, 100%,
KB7VX, 13db, 100%, FLamp 100%, be safe Bruce!
K7DV, -9db, 100%,
w7zap, -12db, FLamp 0, 0, wide mode no good with this s/n!,
WA7HHE, 6db, 100%, FLmsg 100% Wiping our ORCA Roster,
WB7EUX, 9db, 100%, Flamp 100%,
AC7JW, 4db, 100%, FLmsg failed to open this one.
N7RBP, -11db, 100%,

Enjoyed working Mindy w7zap on 146.52 FM this week! She had a great signal down here. This station always monitors “52” when not actively working VHF.

Have had much more marine layer of late (FOG) but still getting good sun for the panels. So far, haven’t put a dent in the new LIPO4 battery!

Rough copy on NCS, bands are going to be quite difficult for some time I fear. I wouldn’t even be able to copy NCS if I didn’t get the new antenna system installed.

Great to hear you NCS! Utah stations are booming in tonight.

Will be so very happy to have the elections behind us. Whew . .. !

Stay well, be safe and 73

Jaye ke6sls k

FB Jaye… Gud 2 hr u monitor ’52’ lately, I’m thinking only the old guard monitors 52 around hr, most Amateurs monitor their own repeater only… BK Next 4

Comments is Dave K7DV < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
opk guys i copy fairly well most of the time and the band is holding for the momennt Ive been quite busy here helping get more guys trained to be on the HF nets of

upyours and ours so Im not trying to be distant just having a ton on trouble copying sometimes and it is at this end I out to get a elevated antennat and whatever

needed to get out better your doing a great and I agree about the elections no matter who wins the good lord is in control of this world and truth will prevail
dispite politics so no need to worry 73 and hope to see and hear you guys again de K7dv

RR Dave ur S-9 & 7-9db good cpy good on u 4 training Amateurs for HF digital nets BK Steve K6ETA*, ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

NCS < K6ETA Thursday will be the last WDN I can NCS on my current antennas since I am putting my house up for sale. The most obvious antennas need to come down and my

stealth antennas are not exactly high performers on 80M.

I do have some remote options and can also head over to a friend’s shack, but who knows whether I can be heard by everyone? Time will tell. In the meanwhile, anyone

who wants to stand in as NCS should look at the WDN website where there are macros and NCS tools as well as a net script.

If I fade out or can’t be heard on Thursdays, I hope someone stands in!

Thanks to all ORCA ops for another great net!

73 de K6ETA

RR Steve we’ve been thinking of the need 4 NCS @ WDN I can spell someone or others who may pick up the challenge… I just committed to run a weekly training net on

VHF locally, so I’m not able to just take NCS 4 WDN I would help someone or others to keep WDN active I think it’s IMPORTANT! BK Over 2 Mindy W7ZAP 4

Comments < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20200411042042
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1443 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
AG7GK 100% KBD
WA0TJT 100% VidID, KBD (S8+) 6dB
K0KEX 100% VidID – very lite
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9+) 10dB
N7RBP 100% KBD (S8)
W7LUX 100% KBD (S9)
K7TUK 100% KBD
WB7TZD 100% KBD – band @ ck-in not good ur directon
KI7TPD 100% KBD – very lite copy
WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLMSG (S9 +20) 3dB
KD7CL relay: WB7EUX
WB7EUX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 14dB
KB7VX/P 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 13dB
W7PFB 100% KBD (S9) 8dB
KG7FGT 100% KBD (S7) -12dB
KG7VVN 100% KBD
W6DLW relay: WA7HHE
AC7JW 100% KBD, no FLMSG open, copied 100% in RX window (S9+) 11dB
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9) 7dB signal came up by COMMENT rnd
KK6RJR 100% KBD (S7) -5dB
K7DV 100% KBD (S8+) 7dB
KS6M 100% KBD
K6ETA 100% VidID, KBD (S9) 7dB

Band not so good for close-by stns or those to the north in WA at ck-in. Booming signal from Keith WA0TJT in Kansas City, MO. ORCA welcomes Paul W7PFB in Carnation,

WA. Condx very good for FLAMP active stns… 3 confirmed MFSK-128 and 1 confirmed THOR-50×1.

Great portable signal from Bruce KB7VX/P. Stay safe out there Bruce! Doug K7KY has been busy installing gear in our radio cargo trailer and took it to our upper pad

with view of river/ocean. Looking forward to doing a little digital work from there! Saw a pic of Jaye KE6SLS’s new battery system… very COOL!

Looks like we’re all preoccupied with the elections. Hope everyone’s community stays free of riots and unrest.

73 & Stay Safe,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum DFAF][WRAP:end] … end

^r
FB Mindy tnx 4 the report BK after we close and have a brief monitor’s session, we’ll try out MFSK-64WIDE if there is anyone interested BK

Are there any follow-up questions/comments or Late Ck-Ins B4 we close?
After closing, we’ll run a brief session for Monitoring stations. < NCS

2020-11-03 20:24:44p 04:24:44z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

Now we’ll take Monitoring station Comments, CONFIRM Optional Exercise files,
or FILL the Primary Exercise file. In your Comments, please say if you have the
Optional Ex’ file ready to send or need fills for the primary file. After Comments,
we’ll CONFIRM the OPTIONAL files first, then send fill blocks and take REPORTS.
Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY de W7LUX with exercise ready K

W7LUX < K7KY RR Joe we’ll see if there are any comments and then we’ll complete the files tu BK anyone else? < K7KY

W7LUX Joe go with ur file < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY DE W7LUX

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Before RSID: <<2020-11-04T04:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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DE K7KY
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It there anyone hr that wants to experiment with MFSK-64WIDE? < K7KY

FB That’s easy… tnx for working the net w/us tonight cu 4 WDN on Thursday evening same freq/time GL to all of us regarding the outcome of our nat’l

elections GE < K7KY

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

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