03/OCT/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/oct/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID late ck-in
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA late ck-in
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Wow! Tonight’s net kept me hopping. Early ck-in was brisk and I was a second or two behind from the beginning. Good thing Mindy W7ZAP is nearby to help me stay in the game. My ck-in routine may need revision. Ken AD5XJ, NCS for SATERN Int’l Digital Net, has suggested a net-logging program to me and I’ll check it out when we get our house resettled.

I always begin ck-in with last weeks roster as many of you return each week. I can quickly shift the entries with cut/paste. Ck-ins not on the old roster I copy/paste from a large database of stations that have ck-ed in over the past two years. First time ck-ins I enter by kbd on-the-fly. It’s a lot do quickly and I’m sometimes at my edge of attention. And, my typing is still not easy and accurate. I’m teaching my rt index finger to do the work of the stiff and shortened middle finger.

Let’s review image transmission in FLAMP. FLAMP can send many types of files including images and music, but music and image transmission is extremely slow. Large images are unsuitable for digital traffic practice. Whatever type file you intend to send, it’s good practice to check the size and TX time before TXing to the net. Our main purpose here is practicing traffic handling. While the actual message is secondary, we all enjoy interesting traffic while we practice. Small B/W images take the least time. Color images need to be small as they take more than twice the time of B/W images.

You can always preview practice traffic by leaving the radio off. And, the large unnamed box at the middle right of the TX tab will tell you the size and TX time of your file. You should also consider ‘Block Size’. When blocks are small and numerous, it increases overall TX time as every block contains a header. The manual has good guidelines for these adjustment. That said, don’t worry about mistakes. Mistakes are part of the learning process.

Ken KR7KR sent this image from Cedar City,UT.

RX:  W7ZAP  OR
RX:  K7KY  OR

Thanks for taking time to practice with us tonight. I hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY

——- Net Log ———-

K7KY *** TUNING *** < K7KY

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene ur first on the list tonight tu < K7KY

KR7KR

KEN

CEDAR CITY, UTAH

DM37lp

de KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY RR Ken tu < K7KY

K7KY de KG7PBX Linda Cedar City Utah IN & OUT Tonight de KG7PBX

de KD7CL KD7CL

Craig

0214Z

Riverton, Or

Long wire <25 watts>

No traffic No traffic in & out

<73>

KG7PBX < K7KY Tu LInda in&out tonight BREAK KD7CL RR Craig in&out tu < K7KY

W7GBB < K7KY GE Bob tu for the ck-in < K7KY

Were you able to see Ken KR7KR in Cedar

KR7KR Ken hw cpy? < K7KY

W1EEP < K7KY Gene I don’t think Ken hears me tonight pse tell him I ck him in&out maybe he can try agn during net condx may imporve tu < K7KY

KR7KR

KEN

CEDAR CITY, UTAH

DM37lp

de KR7KR

KR7KR KR7KR KR7KR Ken ur printing good hr hw cpy? < K7KY

just fine

accidently had power at 5 watts

de KR7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY RR we’re good to go… BREAK

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de N7SND N7SND Cedar City, Utah checking in.

N7SND N7SND < K7KY RR Larry tu < K7KY

WA7HHE Brad in Cedar City GE Doug

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad tu < K7KY

No cpy on last stn agn pse.. < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

QNX at 2000 pse

QRU

de N6IET N6IET

IN&OUT

de W7GBB

N6IET < K7KY RR Rick out@2000 tu BREAK W7GBB OK Bob in&out tu < K7KY

N6IET < K7KY Opps! never mind Rick.. < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

10/03/2017 19:29 PDT

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

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

Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

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

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) B/W Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500

ENABLE: RxID, AFC

DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID

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

* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

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

FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

—–

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

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

Hi all the ORCA Net Members.

From Reno

KA7FOO

KR7EOC

KA7FOO < K7KY GE Doug tu any more? < K7KY

K6ETA K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve tu BREAK any more? < K7KY

K6FWT < K7KY agn pse Jim.. < K7KY

K6FWT < K7KY RR Jim ur a little high Mindy has u in&out tu 73 < K7KY

de k6fwt

K6FWT < K7KY RR Jim no worries… < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.3

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20170410023727

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:458 ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/oct/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 84F9][WRAP:end]

… end

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 03 October 2017

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex40.txt’, an FLMSG

/FLAMP exercise using the BLANK form. Complete the exercise

instructions and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC using FLAMP,

or send your own practice traffic, or QRU.

Thanks to Brad WA7HHE for copying the WINMOR station ID. I called

Bill AB7AA in AZ this week regarding the WINMOR signal on 3.581+1500.

He’s been on this freq for 12yrs, although it’s only used for EMCOMM

traffic occasionally. We’ve only noticed it in the past few months

and only during early ck-in and the first few minutes of net. He’s

not noticed our traffic.

Our appreciation to Bill AB7AA for being pleasant to work with. He’ll be

listening tonight.

Remember: You can check-in, or break in during net, by printing your

callsign on the waterfall with VideoID. In MFSK-32, I can read a station

printing text @ 1500 and copy callsign VideoIDs printed at either side

of that contact. Your callsign is all I need @ ck-in unless you’re only

monitoring. Then, add ‘in&out’ to your call. When you ck-in, I assume

you have practice traffic. If not, just send QRU during Traffic round.

This makes ck-in simple.

Instructions for printing your callsign on the waterfall with ViedeoID

are on the website. See: http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/macros/.

Your callsign in VideoID is easier to read when it’s printed large and

horizontal on either side of 1500.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

All ORCA after we switch antennas, Mindy W7ZAP will conduct the weekly FLAMP exercise stand by a moment… < K7KY

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP < W7ZAP Mode will be MFSK 64 < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 C13A>{7E4E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 408E>{7E4E}20171003201757:ex40.txt

<ID 25 4356>{7E4E}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 60EC>{7E4E}412 7 64

<DATA 72 9EEF>{7E4E:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open

<DATA 72 42C0>{7E4E:2} the BLANK form and create the file ‘URCALL_ex40.b2s.

Copy this

<DATA 72 C82E>{7E4E:3}question to the new file and add your answer.

Have you noticed

<DATA 72 7D1E>{7E4E:4}the WINMOR signal on net-freq during check-in? If

yes, please in

<DATA 72 5DE3>{7E4E:5}clude your QTH.

In TRAFFIC round, send the new file to NCS usin

<DATA 72 DAF7>{7E4E:6}g FLAMP, or send your

own practice msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX

<DATA 36 ACF8>{7E4E:7}tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 3EC0>{7E4E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 9ECC>{7E4E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try

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

your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button

or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 12 C3A4>{7E4E}1 2 5

DE W1EEP K

KR7KR

DE KR7KR

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 15 DE77>{7E4E}CONFIRMED

DE KR7KR K

N7SND

N7SND

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 15 DE77>{7E4E}CONFIRMED

DE N7SND K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 15 DE77>{7E4E}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 8 F26D>{7E4E}7

DE N6IET K

KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 15 DE77>{7E4E}CONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

K6ETA

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 15 DE77>{7E4E}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 15 DE77>{7E4E}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pls RELAY blocks 1,2,5,7 TU < W7ZAP

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 9EEF>{7E4E:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open

<DATA 72 42C0>{7E4E:2} the BLANK form and create the file ‘URCALL_ex40.b2s.

Copy this

<DATA 72 5DE3>{7E4E:5}clude your QTH.

In TRAFFIC round, send the new file to NCS usin

<DATA 36 ACF8>{7E4E:7}tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 3EC0>{7E4E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 9ECC>{7E4E:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 8 526E>{7E4E}1

DE W1EEP K

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 15 DE77>{7E4E}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 C13A>{7E4E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 72 9EEF>{7E4E:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open

<CNTL 10 3EC0>{7E4E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 9ECC>{7E4E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

W1EEP

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 8 526E>{7E4E}1

DE W1EEP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 C13A>{7E4E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 72 9EEF>{7E4E:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open

<CNTL 10 3EC0>{7E4E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 9ECC>{7E4E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex40.txt

<MISSING 8 526E>{7E4E}1

DE W1EEP K

W7ZAP DE W1EEP GO ON WITH OUT ME

W1EEP < W7ZAP RR Gene we can fill after net TU BREAK

K7KY < W7ZAP All stns but 1 copied BTU < W7ZAP

All ORCA OK back on the regular antennas TU Mindy not often we don’t fill all stations we’ll have more chances to use the RELAY feature in the future… BREAK

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

Next is the Traffic round beginning with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

i WON’T BE ABLE TO STAY FOR THE LAST OF THE NET I HAVE OTHER THINGS TO GET DONE THANKS FOR THE MASS TRY TO ILL ALL THE BLOCKS 73’S TO ALL AND WILL CHECK YOU ALL NEXT WEEK.

W1EEP < K7KY Rgr Gene tnx for coming tonight cu next week 73 BREAK next is Ken KR7KR < K7KY

Sending Pic:176x210C;

de KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY FB Ken ur image came thru pretty good (-: BREAK just a reminder about the Traffic round.. u can return the weekly FLAMP exercise, send your own practice traffic, or an imagee or just be QRU next is Larry N7SND < K7KY

<TX>K7KY DE N7SND

NCS DE N7SND

<PROG 18 E2C4>{FBA8}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 F08C>{FBA8}20170920144657:Goats pix.JPG

<ID 38 7919>{FBA8}N7SND CEDAR CITY, UTAH DM37lp

<SIZE 20 F727>{FBA8}129223 2020 64

<DESC 15 D706>{FBA8}Mtn Goats

<DATA 72 9CB7>{FBA8:1}[b256:start]100549

:EØ:Eà:0#JFIF:0:1:1:1:0H:0H:0:0:Eá#‚Exif:0:0M

<DATA 72 B8B6>{FBA8:2}M:0*:0:0:0:8:0

:1#:0:2:0:0:0:9:0:0:0ž:1#:0:2:0:0:0#:0:0:0¨:1#:0:

<DATA 72 F485>{FBA8:3}3:0:0:0:1:0:1:0:0:1#:0:5:0:0:0:1:0:0:0¼:1#:0:5:0:0:0:1:0:0:0Ä:1(

<DATA 72 1C93>{FBA8:4}:0:3:0:0:0:1:0:2:0:0:11:0:2:0:0:0+:0:0:0Ì:12:0:2:0:0:0#:0:0:0ø:2

<DATA 72 3FE7>{FBA8:5}#:0:3:0:0:0:1:0:2:0:0‚˜:0:2:0:0:0:5:0:0:1

‡i:0:4:0:0:0:1:0:0:1#Ä

<DATA 72 A374>{FBA8:6}¥:0:7:0:0:2″:0:0:7:A:0:0:9,FUJIFILM:0:0FinePix JZ250/JZ260:0:0:0

<DATA 72 5FDE>{FBA8:7}:0H:0:0:0:1:0»e aNt 9q8

N7SND < K7KY TU Larry images are usually too large for FLAMP check the block ‘Nbr blks’ before sending this image has 2020 blocks.. tnx BREAK over to Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

NCS DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 0B36>{2538}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 FD68>{2538}20171003231723:WA7HHE_ex39.b2s

<ID 38 F385>{2538}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)

<SIZE 14 EEF1>{2538}385 7 64

<DESC 27 42C8>{2538}ex 39 question answer

<DATA 72 BDDC>{2538:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFmXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTDz32cbGMQ1zowliT

<DATA 72 9D44>{2538:2}iCQ7srZAiu/p8wfSR90JVldP1DeMzo/73hIjzlctfJct8VDjvPZmckJxiYHjyTvI

<DATA 72 6F29>{2538:3}Gb6K5g2RVNHQff2twIqCsmT34pgDFjNXmMTH/XW4/nP/lyCWufeaQXrdHUHPjVPD

<DATA 72 5E56>{2538:4}Izf2Qv7WxLMnn4q4BxlZk9QbtzpRI1ci8zAPU4fl5M24Y2bB7cUDu0cGx3bTwkAl

<DATA 72 3993>{2538:5}O6PDNXNjbSFGImM3C5hj7IJpoN2KwxJhb2HXJGJPN2iUTQhqkz4GwaRD/hSbWLKj

<DATA 72 D118>{2538:6}jKAQm1mRpg3rgsxfru/t+YymzI+1TRPVPAb3naq3EvmcOcxqjM8IA==

[b64:end

<DATA 9 7502>{2538:7}]

<CNTL 10 A784>{2538:EOF}

<CNTL 10 0788>{2538:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

WA7HHE < K7KY Well, that’s a lot of mileage… tu BREAK next up for traffic is Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

NCS DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 DECA>{BAA4}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 70DB>{BAA4}20171004024940:KA7FOO-ex40.b2s

<ID 28 EE9D>{BAA4}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09

<SIZE 14 D871>{BAA4}369 6 64

<DESC 18 0497>{BAA4}Exercise #40

<DATA 72 372A>{BAA4:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEpXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS9k9m0qn0Dpq/fpoe

<DATA 72 3264>{BAA4:2}LFRSSEYoOxrO9x9B+aYut92+7RGn/4ctpYoZ+YlCfe7ouHwwdFRzza/mU9xHN

<DATA 72 FECB>{BAA4:3}wB2q6AsxGwvtcsS+oDmT4e6Tfrs2iMSRsj3txIrB9r51nsy6mxXHj9cd2nqs/GPu

<DATA 72 7FF1>{BAA4:4}40DfNS3PBggMWSW1knX5+EUssl4TmobnXNgbKn9B9r3PZfs6luaTYqUiMU4N1KvU

<DATA 72 EC81>{BAA4:5}KF/GQuRBxgiKl9p9Fp9A4XQ1ynT39UsojoHx4znPIgxbz1dMt5fkaYwzyiJXQbGl

<DATA 57 C562>{BAA4:6}DJWD2U4GOwjL+rde2GM39nE/CRAzqMM+THydrzA

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 79B5>{BAA4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 D9B9>{BAA4:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : KA7FOO-ex40.b2s

<MISSING 8 16DD>{BAA4}2

DE K7KY K

NCS DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 DECA>{BAA4}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 72 3264>{BAA4:2}LFRSSEYoOxrO9x9B+aYut92+7RGn/4ctpYoZ+YlCfKr3V2SuHwwdFRzza/mU9xHN

<CNTL 10 79B5>{BAA4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 D9B9>{BAA4:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

KA7FOO

<NUL>

DE K7KY

File : KA7FOO-ex40.b2s

<MISSING 15 A1EE>{BAA4}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

All ORCA Mindy W7ZAP is QRU BREAK

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

OK back to the top for Comments Gene W1EEP is out now next is Ken KR7KR < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY Oh Oh! Sorry Steve somehow I skipped ahead ur up for practice traffic < K7KY

NCS DE K6ETA

<flmsg>2.0.16.01

:hdr_ed:21

K6ETA 20170410025128

<blankform>

:mg:193 Have you noticed the WINMOR signal on net-freq during check-in? If

yes, please include your QTH.

Nope, I haven’t heard or seen it down here in Bay Area. I would recognize WINMOR, so I’m sure.

DE K6ETA K

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve I think we’re sorting out the WINMOR signal… AB7AA has been using this freq for 12yrs for WinLInk winmor and we haven’t been bothering him either… tnx BREAK now to the Comment round beginning with Ken KR7KR <

K7KY

R7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY RR Ken I missed some of that, but Mindy got it all.. my stn is not copying all at first odd just tonight BREAK next for comments is Larry N7SND < K7KY

CQ de egk

PSE K

CQ de n9soc

N9SOC < K7KY we’re in the middle of a net right now pse try later for CQ thanks BREAK next for comments is Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

ORCA NEngstehdnn, DouSwid3#w e a­ ntact the winmor station, sounds like a great guy! Wife and I will use winmor when camping, try to camp in areas where there is no cell service. Keep in touch with family. AND checking into the ORCA net. Is how I met W1EEP, camping in his back yard in Pine Valley Utah.

Bandconditions.com indicates propagation on 80 meters is at 100% this evening.

Best to all- Brad WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY Rgr band condx are great for once MFSK-64 did fairly well tonight… BREAK next is Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

Quite nice ORCA image tonight.

The KR7KR image was a minor bit fuzzy, but still

recognizable.

Washoe County Health Dpt will be doing a POD (point

of dispensing) exercise tomorrow. Will be operating

from the EOC.

Been cool the last few days. Forecated to be 70

deg Friday & Saturday.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY RR Doug GL with the exercise tomorrow… BREAK I won’t forget Steve this time over to K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

KA7FOO was down at -7 dB S/N and only S4 but everyone else is 100% and 59+…

An odd thing happened in FLAMP. I checked the Transmit Unproto box and itmpletely

bypassd both FLMsg and FLAmp formats. Kinda silly feature. Linux uses binary any other way

so I guess you’ll have to read my replies in the little FLAmp window.

Speaking of WINMOR, I’m testing a new alternative called VARA and it’s 5-8X faster! Actually

it’s almost PACTOR 4 speed! Should be ready for prime time soon… already sends Winlink messages!

73 de K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Tnx, Steve… Does VARA require the expensive modem :?? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Nope it’s software that will cost $60

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

Good to hear… BREAK next for comments is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.3

:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20170410032503

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20171309025728

<blankform>

:mg:827 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP 100% copy KBD, VidID (S8)

KR7KR 100% copy KBD, image (S8)

KG7PBX 100% copy KBD (S7)

KD7CL 100% copy KBD (S9 +15)

W7GBB 100% copy KBD, VidID

N7SND 100% copy KBD, FLAMP(abort) (S8)

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, Relay, FLAMP (S8)

N6IET 100% copy KBD (S7)

KA7FOO 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S7)

K6ETA 100% copy KBD, VidID (S9 +10)

K6FWT 100% copy KBD (S9)

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

Tried 3 versions of MFSK (64/32/16) for the FLAMP exercise, but no luck TXing fill for W1EEP. Whoa! That was the largest FLAMP file I’ve ever seen! A good reminder for checking the box that says how long the TX time is (5th row far right box [size/time] on the TX tab). Look forward to hearing more about VARA.

Great to see all on the WF tonight!

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

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just tuning? or ck-ing in? < K7KY

K7DV < K7KY GE Dave u didn’t print for me, but Mindy copies u and comments for the net? < K7KY

DE K7DV K7DV not much running low power beca 7+ha alq rgtIVCx † otxtnuna issue0 nmll be on better next tCwirtnmanks de K7dv

K7DV < K7KY OK Dave I got most of that and I’ll look forward to seeing u next week tu 73 BREAK any further comments or questions for the net? < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 10/03/2017 20:30 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to work with you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 Doug K7KY

Thanks for the net, Doug and Mindy.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY Rgr Doug tu for working with us tonight cu next time 73 < K7KY

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10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET -California Grid Down Event 10/Oct/19Check-ins: 9 Stations: KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR W7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA K7KY Doug Brookings,OR [...]

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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
14.066 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


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

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

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

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

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

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

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