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ORCA DIGITAL NET Report, 03/Feb/15

Check ins: 8
Traffic: 5

KE6NVU Paul   T
KI6RIT  Nick   kbd
K7IFG   Ken    T2
NX6D    David  T
KE6UPE  Danon in & out
KD7SLY Floyd  in & out
KE7YUI  Larry  in & out
W7ZAP   Mindy T
K7KY    Doug   NCS

We had a smaller net tonight, maybe due to ARC meetings in Humboldt County. We missed most of the Eureka members. Danon KE6UPE was in and out early. Again this week we experimented with flamp. We are making progress with flamp. Some members have it sorted out very well. Ken K7IFG seems to have a good grasp of flamp. Nick KI6RIT also got flamp working tonight. I managed it too, but long after the net closed. Nick and Ken stuck around to work out the wrinkles. Mindy did not get flamp working yet, but it seems she has other issues with fldigi. Her RXRSID keeps turning off. When the mode changes, she misses it all. I’m wondering if some things I’ve done with macro are upsetting her configuration. It’s possible to change much of configuration from the macro tags. I’ll have to reexamine the macros.

With only about half our members here tonight, I didn’t want to change the check-in frequency until more members are here. We’ll check in next week as we always do and look to the following week to change to digital check-in.

We don’t do much relay work on the net and I’d like to begin doing some relay practice by having two stations move up/down the WF and resend a message. This is what we will be doing on a busy traffic net. We don’t want to run the re-transmits and fills on the net freq during a working net.   Sometimes Howard KB6NN needs a relay and we can practice with him. Otherwise, we can just do it for practice and fun.

Tonight we also experimented with sending our b/w logo image for signal evaluation. Ken suggests it may be useful to send an image prior to traffic to evaluate the band and select an appropriate mode. Ken pointed out that the fldigi input screen Image sending feature has four speeds for sending pictures. We experimented with this and found that the top speed, X4 is very fast, but the image quality was poor. The best image came from using X1, the default. Band conditions naturally have a big effect here.

And, we finished the ORCA DIGITAL NET website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/ . Please look it over with a critical eye. Proofread it, if you will. After looking at these pages for weeks, we don’t catch all of our errors. So, give us a hand with proofreading and also check the content for accuracy. This is a first release and we’ll enhance and expand it as time permits. Also, your ideas for additions and enhancements are welcome.

Thanks to everyone who checked in tonight and especially those who stayed to sort out our flamp issues. I hope to see you all next week.   73 Doug K7KY

———–Net Log————————–



<@MODEM:MFSK32>
<@TXRSID:on>

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY
Grayscale image for signal evaluation

Sending Pic:192×192;

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-7.b2s]2.0.7
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20150402034615
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20150402034610

:mg:199

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation Order

KE6NVU Paul T
KI6RIT Nick kbd
K7IFG Ken T
NX6D David T
W7ZAP Mindy T
K7KY Doug

Following the ORCA image, NCS will call each station in order.
[WRAP:chksum 7D8F][WRAP:end] … end

KE6NVU de K7KY Please go now de K7KY
kde fuXx msg>1.1.33
:hdr_fm:22 ke6nvu 20150402034719
:hdr_ed:22 ke6nvu 20150402034719

:to:4 orca
:fm:5 kenvu
:d1:10 2015-02-04
:t1:9 02:32 UTC
:mg:102 Deaf Rover

Q: What do you call a dog wearing ear muffs?
A: Anything you want — he can’t hear you.

[WRAP:chksum 43A5][WRAP:end] … end

KI6RIT de K7KY Please go now de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
Image came in great. Double with KE6NVU, only got partial msg.
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>
K7IFG de K7KY Please go now de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1485>>
QST DE K7IFG

{F432}FLAMP 2.2.00
{F432}20150203161816:arlx004.txt
{F432}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{F432}1261 14 96
{F432}ARRL SPCL NR 4
{F432}FLAMP 2.2.00
{F432}20150203161816:arlx004.txt
{F432}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{F432}1261 14 96
{F432}ARRL SPCL NR 4

{F432:EOF}
{F432:EOT}

QST DE K7IFG K

ALL ORCA de K7KY
Sorry for the mixup here. We need to return to MFSK32 after changing modes. and, it is good to let the net know when we are changing modes. Most ops keep rxid on, but some things seem to turn it off when your not looking… OK over to Mindy W7ZAP for trffic In MFSK32… de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 02032015.213]2.0.6
:hdr_fm:21 W7ZAP 20150402035506
:hdr_ed:21 W7ZAP 20150302235515

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET
:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP
:p2:13 Brookings, OR
:d1:10 2015-02-03
:t1:5 1526L
:sb:33 ORCA website preview & proof-read
:mg:476 The ORCA DIGITAL NET website is finally available for preview. Please help us proof-read the site for errors, omissions, etc. After looking at these pages for weeks now, we easily overlook our mistakes.

Temporalily at: http://orcadigitalnet.com/

Much content will already need revision if we move to digital check-in on 3.595. We’ll revise the content after we know the will of the net for beginning the net on 3.595.

Soon it will live at http://orcadigitalnet.com
[WRAP:chksum 6F38][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1493>>

Looks like KJ6UPE is trying to break in
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1505>>
ALL ORCA TU NIck… Any stations late missed or visiting please come now..de K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
sorry im not fealing very good ready for bed, looking good 100%..kj6upe………..777777333333

KJ6UPE de K7KY OK DAnon…
Sorry to hear you don’t feel well. I hope you get a good nights rest and feel great in the am.. Thanks for coming anyway and well look for you next week…73 Dougde K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
ALL ORCA de K7KY Also looking for KR5RR JB… U here JB ? de K7KY k
ALL ORCA de K7KY OK I don’t think the last was anyone trying to get in… Here comes my traffic report and we will go on around the net. by call…de K7KY k

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-7.b2s]2.0.7
:hdr_fm:20 K7KY 20150402040052
:hdr_ed:20 K7KY 20150402034610

:mg:264
ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation Order

KE6NVU Paul 100% no flmsg I doubled KE6NVU before he began
KI6RIT Nick kbd 100%
K7IFG Ken Printing OK, but did not begin in flamp
NX6D David didn’t open in flamp here
W7ZAP Mindy 100% + flmsg
K7KY Doug

[WRAP:chksum 4089][WRAP:end] … end

KE6NVU de K7KY Please go now de K7KY k

KI6RIT de K7KY I guess Paul’s left… Ur up…de K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1504>>
KE6NVU – Copied everything after the double 100%
K7IFG – Looked fine in fldigi, didn’t have flamp open. Very fast mode though!
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1506>>
K7IFG de K7KY Please go now de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1505>>
ORCA NET de K7IFG
Good evening to all. Copy was 100% on all messages. Doug I have ur micros installed in its directory and played with them before net you did alot of work on them and I learned a few gtricks now. HI HI.. de k7ifg k

NX6Dde K7KY Please go now de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>
I believe copy here has been 100% except I think there was an FLAMP message that I did not get at all because I wasn’t prepared. Keyboard first, then I’ll try FLAMP. I literally have never tried FLAMP, I’m guessing what to do at best. Expect the worst.

Now here goes — next transmission will be FLAMP.
de NX6d

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>
QST DE NX6D

{57EB}FLAMP 2.2.00
{57EB}20150204033944:QF.txt
{57EB}NX6D Pleasanton CA
{57EB}783 13 64
{57EB}Simple text message about Quartzfest
{57EB:1}I attended the Quartzfest Ham Radio festival out in the desert s
{57EB:2}outh of Quartsite Arizona. This event is held out in the desert
{57EB:3} on BLM land. There are no camping amenities provided. You mus
{57EB:4}t bring everything in, and take everything out. Sessions incl
{57EB:5}uded talks given by the local ARRL rep, presentations by Gordon
{57EB:6}West on learning to teach Ham Radio, antenna and tuner demonstra
{57EB:7}tions, etc. Lots of cooking and good food too! One day was
{57EB:8} devoted to shopping in town as there is a large RV show held at
{57EB:9} the same time. On another day I went on a private expedition o
{57EB:10}ut to an abandoned copper mine, about 50 miles north of Quartzsi
{57EB:11}te. If you have an RV of the right type, for this kind of “ca
{57EB:12}mping”, I can reccommend Quartzfest. It’s lots of fun. 73
{57EB:13}
NX6D, Dave
{57EB:EOF}
{57EB:EOT}

DE NX6D K

ALL ORCA de K7KY Neither Mindy nor I had this message open in flamp. Let’s see if it worked for Ken. He may have better configured his app than we have… Let’s step back to Ken right here and then we’ll go on around. Over to Ken..de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1482>>
DE K7IFG

FLAMP Relay
{57EB}FLAMP 2.2.00
{57EB}20150204033944:QF.txt
{57EB}NX6D Pleasanton CA
{57EB}783 13 64
{57EB}Simple text message about Quartzfest
{57EB:1}I attended the Quartzfest Ham Radio festival out in the desert s
{57EB:2}outh of Quartsite Arizona. This event is held out in the desert
{57EB:3} on BLM land. There are no camping amenities provided. You mus
{57EB:4}t bring everything in, and take everything out. Sessions incl
{57EB:5}uded talks given by the local ARRL rep, presentations by Gordon
{57EB:6}West on learning to teach Ham Radio, antenna and tuner demonstra
{57EB:7}tions, etc. Lots of cooking and good food too! One day was
{57EB:8} devoted to shopping in town as there is a large RV show held at
{57EB:9} the same time. On another day I went on a private expedition o
{57EB:10}ut to an abandoned copper mine, about 50 miles north of Quartzsi
{57EB:11}te. If you have an RV of the right type, for this kind of “ca
{57EB:12}mping”, I can reccommend Quartzfest. It’s lots of fun. 73
{57EB:13}
NX6D, Dave
{57EB:EOF}
{57EB:EOT}

DE K7IFG K

de K7IFG Forgot to put it back on mfsk 32 hope you were able tocopy doug k

K7IFG de K7KY Ken.. My fldigi followed the mode change, but flamp did not show anything this time either. Obviously, you copied David’s flamp message and relayed it. Very nice. I’m wondering if I have not configured flamp correctly. It seems to work fine when Mindy & I test messages, but we are very close together. Any suggestions? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
Break ORCA NX6D

NX6D de K7KY Go ahead David..de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
I received the file I sent, and it checks correctly. There are some minor issues with formatting that i don’t have time to explore right away.

NX6D

NX6D de K7KY FB That’s great. You and Ken are working well with flamp. Mindy and I must have something astray in config,but we’ll sort it out… OK over to Mindy for comments…de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KE6NVU – 100% no FLMSG
KI6RIT – keyboard copy
K7IFG – no copy – RSID turned off
NX6D – no copy – RSID turned off (but I did read it in the receive buffer)
KJ6UPE – keyboard copy
K7KY – 100% + FLMSG
Can’t copy Ken’s re-transmission of NX6D’s FLAMP message in the different mode. Having RSID issues.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP k

ALL ORCA de K7KY OK we can return to 3.955 for more comments if you like or we can conclude here on data and come again next week. YOur thoughts? de K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
I accidentally had the transmit tab selected at the start of Dave’s flamp transmission, but I didn’t see anything at the bottom of the fldigi screen indicating it was decoding a flamp message, like it does with images or flmsg stuff. For anyone that has it working – does it show anything at the bottom of the window (below the cursor frequency options) indicating flamp decode?
I also tried shutting off the Windows firewall on this laptop temporarily, just in case that factored in (it popped up once flmsg 2.0.8 was opened for the first time). No luck so far. Should I try sending one?
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1508>>
KI6RIT de K7KY Sure Nick.. Give it a go…de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:19Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>
ORCA DE KI6RIT

{959E}FLAMP 2.2.00
{959E}20150204041516:test.txt
{959E}KI6RIT Nick
{959E}26 1 64
{959E}20150204041516:test.txt
{959E}KI6RIT Nick
{959E}26 1 64
{959E}test file
{959E:1}This is a flamp test file.
{959E:EOF}
{959E:EOT}
DE KI6RIT K

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1505>>
K7IFG de K7KY Ken.. HOw copy Nick’s msg in flamp? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1497>>

DE K7IFG
File : test.txt
{959E}CONFIRMED
DE K7IFG K

NX6D de K7KY HOw copy David? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
Copy 100% Lets stay here. I *think* flamp opens a socket with fldigi and fldigi beams the decoded data directly to FLAMP. The issue here with the first file I recevied appears to be one of file suffix. When I received the file, it came without suffix information. It was originally a “.txt” file. When I added the .txt manually, the file appears to be a duplicate of the file I sent. That looks like success to me.

The second file I received had the .txt suffix and was immediately recognizable.

de NX6D

ALL ORCA de K7KY
OK That’s looking better I also copied the last flamp msg correctly. Mindy is haveing fldigi problems with rxid turning off each time on it’s own for some odd reason. We’ll sort it out off-net. Does anyone else want to send a message before we close?
de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1507>>
Strange that I can transmit with flamp but not receive… I blame old laptop :)
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>
KI6RIT de K7KY
Yes, flamp seems simple on the surface, but I don’t think I have it setup correctly. It works well when we try it across the room, but up and down the coast is not working dependably. I hope to have it sorted by next week. Mindy & I usually have time during the week to work digital issues if any of you have time and want to sort out problems… So, take a look at the website. Let us know about problems and errors. And, anything you think we’ve overlooked. Any more traffic or comments before we close?
de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1505>>
Also, forgot to mention earlier that I looked at the ORCA site. Looks nice!
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1507>>
KI6RIT de K7KY
Well, there’s no moss growing under your feet OK gang until next time. Let’s close up for now and I’ll send the logo again so you can see if there’s any diffenence since we began.. 73 And thanks so much for coming and participating tonight…
Doug K7kY SK
de K7KY k

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY
Grayscale image for signal evaluation

Sending Pic:192×192;

ALL ORCA de K7KY I hope you don’t feel let down by closing here on data. You can certainly stay around and work together as you like. The bands pretty empty right now… 73de K7KY k
Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:31Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
NX6D

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:32Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1512>>
Noise floor dropped to about S8 here, lowest I’ve seen it in a while.
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:32Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1508>>
Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:32Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1508>>
de k7ifg noise floor here is S 2 vy quiet tonite. BK

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1511>>
KI6RIT de K7IFG Nick. with FLAMP you first save the message in the files under flamp ungter the user directory and then go in after and double click on it and it will open up … It takes a couple time and you will get the hang of it. Getting use to where the files were was a hard for me to get use too.
KI6RIT de K7IFG k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:37Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1506>>
I have flamp open on the receive tab, but everything is blank. I haven’t seen anything populate in there yet. I’ve checked the folder manually, nothing in there either. Hmm…
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:37Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1510>>
Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:37Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1514>>
KI6RIT de K7IFG OK nick I will resend my message again on mfsk-32 standby

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:39Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1517>>
QST DE K7IFG
{499C}FLAMP 2.2.00
{499C}20150203161714:arls002.txt
{499C}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{499C}2617 28 96
{499C}FLAMP 2.2.00
{499C}20150203161714:arls002.txt
{499C}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{499C}2617 28 96
{499C:1}SB SPACE @ ARL $ARLS002 ARLS002 Amateur Radio Payloads Share Ride into Space with Soil Moistur
{499C:2}e Monitoring Satellite

QST de W1AW
Space Bulletin 002 ARLS002
From ARRL Hea
{499C:3}dquarters Newington, CT February 2, 2015
To all radio amateurs SB SPACE ARL ARLS002 ARL
{499C:4}S002 Amateur Radio Payloads Share Ride into Space with Soil Moisture Monitoring Satellite Fo
{499C:5}ur NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNA-X) CubeSats carrying Amateur Radio payloads
{499C:6} launched successfully January 31 from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. The primary payl
{499C:7}oad for the Delta II launcher was the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. SMAP’s on
{499C:8}board radar will share Amateur Radio spectrum at 1.26 GHz. Amateur Radio is secondary on the 23
{499C:9} centimeter band, which covers 1240 to 1300 MHz. “This is a good example of a compatible sha
{499C:10}ring partner,” ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ, observed. “Any interference to amateur communicati
{499C:11}on in the band will be brief as the satellite passes overhead.” SMAP and the four CubeSats a
{499C:12}ll deployed successfully. The research CubeSats, launched on behalf of universities, will downl
{499C:13}ink their telemetry on the 70 centimeter band. The CubeSats and their downlink frequencies (mo
{499C:14}des) are: Firebird II FU3 437.405 MHz (19k2 FSK) Firebird I FU4 437.230 MHz (19k2 FSK)
{499C:15} GRIFEX 437.485 MHz (9k6 FSK) ExoCube (CP-10) 437.270 MHz (9k6 FSK) The GRIFEX satellit
{499C:16}e is a University of Michigan project, in cooperation with JPL, while ExoCube (CP-10) is a spac
{499C:17}e weather satellite developed by the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo a
{499C:18}nd the University of Wisconsin in partnership with NASA, and sponsored by the National Science
{499C:19} Foundation. The FIREBIRD program is a collaborative CubeSat space weather mission of two Cu
{499C:20}beSats designed and developed by Montana State University, the University of New Hampshire, The
{499C:21} Aerospace Corporation, and Los Alamos National Laboratories – the FIREBIRD consortium. The FI
{499C:22}REBIRD mission also is funded by the NSF. SMAP carries a “synthetic aperture radar.” The L ba

QST DE K7IFG BK

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:46Z MFSK-22 @ 14068000+1497>>
{499C:23}nd (1.26 GHz) radar is designed to measure backscatter off the Earth’s surface. The amount of
{499C:24}backscatter returned to the radar changes with the amount of moisture in the soil. RF pulses at
{499C:25} this frequency are less affected by weather or by a moderate vegetation cover. The satellit
{499C:26}e is at approximately 425 miles up in a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit. SMAP also includeso”L fp C:27} radiometer operating at 1.41 GHz to measure naturally occurring RF energy given off by Earth’
{499C:28}s surface.


<@GOFREQ:1500>
<@MODEM:MFSK32>
<@TXRSID:on>

DE K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:49Z MFSK-22 @ 14068000+1492>>

DE K7KY
File : arls002.txt
{499C}26 27
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>
QST DE K7IFG
{499C}FLAMP 2.2.00
{499C}20150203161714:arls002.txt
{499C}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{499C}2617 28 96
{499C}FLAMP 2.2.00
{499C}20150203161714:arls002.txt
{499C}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{499C}2617 28 96
{499C:26}e is at approximately 425 miles up in a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit. SMAP also includes a {499C:27} radiometer operating at 1.41 GHz to measure naturally occurring RF energy given off by Earth’
{499C:EOF}
{499C:EOT}

QST DE K7IFG K

DE K7KY
File : arls002.txt
{499C}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

K7IFG KI6RIT de K7KY Tu for letting me back in. Hope i’m not messing you up. I have flamp working OK now. I turned the vfo to miss a couple packets and it filled correctly. Thanks. over to Nick.de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1504>>
Glad to hear it’s working for you too. I’m going to leave my config as-is for a bit, then try turning the firewall back on later.
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1504>>
K7IFG de K7KY Ken… I’m thinking you have been exprimenting with the various modes, more so than I have. I’m wondering if you would write a short note about the modes you’ve tried that might be a good fit for the traffic net to experiment with. Some of the modes you’ve used are quite fast. I haven’t really had time to research into the modes as I would like. Lot’s to do… overde K7KY k

K7KY de K7IFG
Ok Doug. I hope Nice copied the message Ok I wasn’t sure. Anyway I can only go by what I have used and been able to work so far on the air. Modes Thor 22 seems to be popular on the Satern net on 20 meters on Sat mornings. Working with the locals and what we did on 40 meters I find that pakr125rc5 is good but signals have to be good. so using the ocara imagine might be good to tyy before sending using that mode.

copy of the imagine was great here. I see one can speed it up also . Have you tried that?
de k7ifg k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T05:00Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>
Yep, full copy here. So exciting to finally have it working!
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T05:00Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1511>>
K7IFG KI6RIT de K7KY I’m glad Nick is still here. I know I jumped into what you guys were doing. Ken, I’m thinking that a short msg abuot the modes you’ve used will stimulate others to experiment with other modes too and we will eventually know just the mode for conditions. I’m not sure what you mean about speeding up the image. IMAGE has only two switches in software. C= color image B= b/w image. The b/w images go in 25% of color time.
btu Ken de K7KY k

K7KY de K7IFG Ok Doug I will see what I can dig up. Well if you just bring up the insert file screen and load the pix on the bottom row it says x1 on a button. hit it again and it is x2 and up till x4 I think.

Sending Pic:192×192;That was x1

Sending Pic:192x192p2;
Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T05:06Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1499>>

de k7ifg that last was x4 so you see how fast one can send a pix
k7ky de k7ifg k

K7IFG de K7KY
Yes.. I hadn’t noticed the X1 button on the window. X1 gave an ok image, but not good and X4 was terrible. you would have to know what it was originally. I’m not sending from the input window, but using one of the new macros. Dave made a change to the macro IMAGE tags so we can select C or B when setting up the macro. I’ll send the image again from the macro. it seems to me it’s using X1 b/w speed from the
macro. I didn’t think to ask Dave for a speed adjustment, but maybe we don’t need one… here comes from the macro. and I like the idea to send an immage to determine which mode to use…de K7KY k

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY
Grayscale image for signal evaluation

Sending Pic:192x192p2;

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T05:10Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1512>>
Interesting, that one sent X4
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T05:10Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1509>>
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de k7ifg well like you it looks terrible here.

K7IFG KI6RIT
Yes, well it looks like the macro tag sends images at X4 w/o option. I may have to impose on Dave some more to see if we can do it at X1 From the macro, there’s no option for speed and I didn’t think to ask.

Well, I”m about to get hungry again… Ken, i’m not thinking of a white paper on modes, just a note about a couple modes we might explore on the net to help us deal better with poor band conditions… over to NIck…de K7KY k

Testing transmitting as I type, haven’t done it before. Hopefully I can close the transmission without messing it up… :)

I guess it sets the speed via RSID or something, might have to go back into the window Ken was mentioning and set it back to X4. Or leave it as a surprise for next week, hehe. KI6RIT

Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T05:14Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1507>>

K7KY KI6EIR de K7IFG Since we were using the x4 on the last image sent
it reverted to it when we sent the image tab I think Doug. Well that was interesting to learn. DE K7IFG K

K7IFG KI6RIT de K7KY k
Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T05:15Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7IFG
Greyscale image for signal evaluation

Sending Pic:192×192;
K7IFG de K7KY
Ken still a poor image. Can you do it once more in one of the mode you used earlier?
K7KY k

NICK AND DOUG CATCH YOU LATER. DE K7IFG SK
Before RSID: <<2015-02-04T05:18Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1494>>

Goodnight, see you next week!

de KI6RIT

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13/APR/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 13/Apr/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 26 Stations: __W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID __KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX __KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX __W6ADZ [...]

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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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