04/MAY/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 04/MAY/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 34
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA out 20:03
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
__KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX Relay: KB7VX/P
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: KB7VX/P
__KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
__NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
__KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only

Wow! 34 stations on tonight’s Roster. Early in the Early-Ck-In phase, we thought the Roster would be light tonight, but we were way off. The FLAMP Exercise again had two ADVANCED Exercises. We can admit to being surprised by how many people worked both ADVANCED Exercises easily. We were thinking it may not be our best idea because it doubles the size of the initial Exercise file 20+ blocks. Most stations completed the Exercise handily. One station dropped with technical issues. So, we’ll continue including Macro Creation Exercises, but probably not every week. Macros are powerful and can be complex. We’ll begin with the simple ones and work our way toward the more powerful TAGS.

ORCA DIGITAL NET and QSTs: We attempted to define how/where QSTs fit with our Training format. We managed to confuse some of those interested in sending QSTs. We’re a bit unsettled too. We’re trying to accommodate Traffic in a Training net. One idea was to accept QSTs in the Comment Round. We didn’t define this well, creating more confusion. We thought those with QSTs would make Comments first and lead into their QST. Now, we’re thinking this idea is adding yet more complexity to and already complex and demanding net.

A larger view of the QST issue should include our closest associate, Western Digital Net. WDN is an actual Traffic Net, meeting every Thursday. WDN’s Roster is heavily weighted with ORCA Ops. WDN distributes pertinent information to net colleagues. Stations with QST articles could conclude their ORCA Comments with a brief description of the QST they intend to file with WDN on Thursday. This would help keep ORCA to reasonable length, give a plug for their QST, and encourage others to ck-into WDN. WDN is the natural platform for QSTs. Give this idea some thought and get back to us. We’re trying to accommodate reasonable expectations w/o degrading our training curriculum.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes first-time ck-in, Matt KN6CEI in Blue Lake,CA. It’s good to have him aboard. We see Matt at Humboldt Digital Emergency Net too.

A small group of interested ORCA and SATERN Ops has converged around the demise of SATERN Int’l Digital Net. Their thinking is refreshing. Joe N0LSD in NY spelled it out nicely. Amateur digital training is shifting from a focus on served Agencies to a more fundamental focus. The old paradigm trained Ops to implement agency formats. Nearly every agency has it’s own protocols. Today, we realize that training Ops to work ARES events, for example, is limiting. Good for ARES events, but not so good for ARC or RACES events.

Our training format is definitely fundamental and aligned with today’s reality. Many Civic agencies we’ve traditionally trained to support are losing interest in Amateurs. They’ve developed digital redundancy over the years and some are confident that Amateurs are no longer needed. This is one aspect of the SATERN Net closure. Although it’s becoming a trend, it’s not universal. Many Amateur EMCOMM groups still work closely with their community Emergency Services. ORCA is not constrained by a sanctioning agency. We’re free to choose what to teach and how w/o consulting anyone beyond our membership. Our goal is to provide NBEMS traffic-handling training that enables Ops to work all manner of digital operations with expertise and confidence. We’re focused on our in-house NBEMS traffic-handling software.

Hats Off to Dave W1HKJ, FLDIGI Developer, for a powerful program with ongoing development and support. FLDIGI/NBEMS is Amateur in-house software and it works exceptionally well. Training with NBEMS prepares us to work with all Amateur digital Ops using a common platform. Should any Organization’s back-up-comms fail, they’ll be interested in Amateurs NBEMS support. We’re training for all contingencies, ours and theirs. Train smart, train hard.

Images from the net:

K0KEX Smithville, MO
RX #1 RX #2
K7HDX Cedar City, UT
RX #1 RX #2
KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #1 RX #2
KC7MAW Port Orchard, WA
RX #1 RX #2
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1 RX #2
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1 RX #2
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #1 RX #2
KK7RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1 RX #2
KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1 RX #2
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1 RX #2
W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #1 RX #2
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX #1 RX #2
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1 RX #2
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #1 RX #2
NQ7F Eureka, CA
RX #2
WY7SJM Casper, WY
RX #2

Remember these nets, conducted by ORCA Colleagues. Four nets on 3.581, our West/US digital watering-hole:

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, 3.581+1500, MT63-1kL, K7DV/NCS (regional)

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

Saturday, 20M Digital Net, 1200C/1800z, 14.065+1500, Olivia 16/1K, Dave WB0KGN/NCS Steve W7WSV/Alt/NCS (USA)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We always appreciate your support. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

DE W1EEP QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T01:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de WY7SJM WY7SJM Tune/Test

KD7CL QNX

DE W1EEP QNX

ORCA < W7ZAP
So far I have the following stns:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
Bk

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS niAF”LDlelm ia dt eÊgteoi lnM”ù x, ·iFr’c tio¢¥Ae qe a t0

last stn agn < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP GE Gene… hows ur copy on me tonite? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
Good signal from Vancouver
BK
next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

W5CLE W5CLE QNX

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Charles
BK
Next? < W7ZAP

QRZ < ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

< KJ7BHK,

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP QSL Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX k

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
BK
Next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS t!eý:r5fÌEG t matlIt †N²c s pOea”Atda79x
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

W7ZAP < WA7HHE GE

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
GE Brad…good signal from CC,UT
BK
Next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
GE Richard
BK
next 4 ck-in? < NCS

last stn agn pse < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
GE Tom
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

de WY7SJM WY7SJM QNX

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
GE Steve
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

KI7TPD*

KI7TPD* < W7ZAP RR Fred
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW

KC7MAW < W7ZAP TU Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
Good signal from WA
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

NCS de ke6sls* TU k

KE6SLS* < W7ZAP RR Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

k6qog

K6QOG < W7ZAP TU Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
Good to CU Bill
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

KB7VX/P < W7ZAP TU Bruce
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
GE Bruce and good signal tonight
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

K7HDX

K7HDX < W7ZAP QSL Ron
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KS6M

KS6M < W7ZAP QSL John
KS6M John Oakland,CA BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS îla n˜nhdt eNbld ytnP e<t bÝm ÿbXÿ to ôS;cf

AE7LM QNX

AE7LM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
Good signal David
BK
next?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA < KG7VVN QNX

KG7VVN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

KR7KR QNX pse
de KR7KR k

KR7KR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS< W6DLW Active

W6DLW < W7ZAP TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad I’m going to switch u to * and we’ll call u in COMMENTS < W7ZAP

ncs wa0tjt wa0tjt keith kansas city, mo qnx

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
Lite copy but 100%
BK
next for ck-in? < W7ZAP

KN6CEI, Matthew Blue Lake, Coia

KN6CEI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
Welcome to ORCA Matthew… I’m going to list u as QNX (monitor) for ur 1st few sessions to get the swing of the net.
Good to hv u aboard
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

K6ETA* < W7ZAP RR Steve
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-05-04 19:30:21p 02:30:21z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/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:
Have FLAMP open. Exercise is brisk, Stay focused.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and
FILL/CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

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’ FLDIGI 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

NCS De N7SND Larry Cedar City, Utah QNX

N7SND < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

KC7MAW < W7ZAP Mike do u have the macro for ORCA ck-in relay?
If so, pls relay call 4 ck-in.
If not, no worries! TU < W7ZAP

Sorry not read for that de kc7maw..

No problem, sri to put u on the spot :-)
BK

KB7VX/P < W7ZAP Bruce pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

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

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX de K7DV qru de K7dv

W7WSV QNX

K7DV qru de K7dv

W7WSV QNX
de KB7VX

K7DV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX Relay: KB7VX/P
BK

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: KB7VX/P
BK
tnx Bruce, nice job picking up 2
BK

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20210505023934
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20212004234945
<blankform>
:mg:1007 ORCA DIGITAL NET 04/MAY/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 30
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX Relay: KB7VX/P
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: KB7VX/P
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum FBEB][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex218.txt’, with two ADVANCED Exercises. If you complete an ADVANCED Exercise, send it when NCS calls for your Traffic. CONFIRM 100% copy of the primary file before working an ADVANCED Exercise. Monitoring stations can FILL or CONFIRM Exercise files in the after-net Monitor’s Session.

Adding a Macro Creating Exercise to the FLAMP Exercise seems to resonate, so we’ll continue. Tonight’s Macro Creation Exercise depends on you having entered basic personal information in FLDIGI’s Config/Operator-Station. The TAGS, MYNAME & MYQTH depend on variable information you previously entered under ‘Operator-Station’. If you work the Macro Exercise, Click your Exercise Macro first when NCS call you for Traffic, then send the Advanced Exercise if you worked it.

QSTs and ORCA DIGITAL NET. Many years ago, we welcomed interesting relevant articles in the Traffic Round. Two things changed. The net became busier with more complex training and an increase in participation. Net were exceeding 1.5hr. We stopped accepting QST, QTC, & QRU at Ck-In. At the time, some QSTs and images were 7-9min long.

We’re practicing NBEMS traffic-handling; that’s our primary mission. That said, interesting/useful articles do make a contribution to the net and keep it from becoming all work and no play. Brad WA7HHE really helped keep the net to a reasonable length by summarizing articles and including a URL. His QTCs are interesting and useful, so we continued with his QSTs after revising net protocols.

Now, others wish to send QSTs. No surprise. To accommodate everyone, we’ll take QST articles with your Comments in the Comment Round. As before, please summarize them and include a reference for those interested in the whole article. Please send QSTs in the same transmission as your Comments. This will enable us to share info we think useful to the net w/o extending net time. It leaves the Traffic Round as the FLAMP Exercise conclusion. This is important; it completes the traffic-handling evolution realistically for those working the Exercise. Comment time target is <3min. It’s not absolute; some topics/comments may need a bit more time.

Note: QRU, QTC, & QST are Traffic options. We send ORCA Ck-In protocol frequently at Ck-In.

The 20m Digital Net on Sat AM still needs Relay assistance. If you can help sustain the old SATERN Int’l Digital Training Net, many regular Ops will appreciate your effort.

If you would like email notice when the Net Report is posted, write: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com
Test images reflect your path to NCS. (more file location/manipulation practice)

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

Over to Doug K7KY w/tonite’s FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in PSK-250R, (220wpm, 250hz, 80%).
We’ll fill with THOR-50×1, (176wpm, 900hz), & THOR-22 (78wpm,
524hz). < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:47Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 888B>{091C}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 E331>{091C}20210505002334:ex218.txt
<ID 16 B398>{091C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 16 DCF5>{091C}1313 21 64
<DESC 12 534F>{091C}Ex#218
<FILE 30 E331>{091C}20210505002334:ex218.txt
<ID 16 B398>{091C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 16 DCF5>{091C}1313 21 64
<DESC 12 534F>{091C}Ex#218
<DATA 72 AEEA>{091C:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 17DA>{091C:2}
—–
OPTIONAL – ADVANCED Exercises, send one/both in Traffic
<DATA 72 D123>{091C:3} Round, Macro first.

In FLMSG, create a Radiogram named,’URCA
<DATA 72 9184>{091C:4}LL_ex218.m2s’. Make *NR = 8, make *STN ORIG = UR-CALL, Make PLAC
<DATA 72 269E>{091C:5}E OF ORIG = UR-QTH, Enter TIME FIELD & *MON DDY, Make *TO = W7ZA
<DATA 72 A1AD>{091C:6}P. Copy the following questions to the TXT: window and add your
<DATA 72 C2BF>{091C:7}answer.

Do you use Macros for digital Comms? If so, do you ma
<DATA 72 9537>{091C:8}ke them yourself?

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word count). Ma
<DATA 72 307B>{091C:9}ke SIG: = URNAME & CALL, make OP NOTE: = ORCA Ex#218. SAVE.

I
<DATA 73 39C1>{091C:10}f you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with
<DATA 73 580E>{091C:11} FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7Z
<DATA 73 3AC9>{091C:12}AP’. 9

———

Macro Creation Exercise

Create a si
<DATA 73 70B5>{091C:13}mple Macro using Tags, <TX>, <RX>, <TXRSID:off>, <MYNAME>, <MYQT
<DATA 73 4DF2>{091C:14}H> . Open the
Macro Editor by right clicking a blank Macro butt
<DATA 73 D03A>{091C:15}on.
In the Text Window, line 1, enter <TXRSID:off>.
On line
<DATA 73 8CBC>{091C:16}2, enter ‘<TX>’.
On line 3 enter, ‘My name is <MYNAME>. I live
<DATA 73 F62B>{091C:17}in <MYQTH>’.
On line 4, enter ‘This completes ORCA Exercise# 21
<DATA 73 FD51>{091C:18}8’.
On line 5, enter ‘<RX>’. Below, in the Macro Button Label w
<DATA 73 5EF0>{091C:19}indow, enter, ‘Ex#218’.
Click APPLY and close the Macro Editor.
<DATA 73 B142>{091C:20}

When NCS calls U 4 Traffic, Click this Macro (Ex#218) B4 se
<DATA 42 9129>{091C:21}nding the Advanced Exercise. 8
<CNTL 10 19B4>{091C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B9B8>{091C:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:49Z PSK-250R @ 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 … KJ7BHK

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 17 D921>{091C}8 18 19 20
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW

DE KC7MAW
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 28 5E32>{091C}1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 19
DE KC7MAW K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 36 7313>{091C}1 2 3 4 6 9 11 13 14 15 16 17
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 49 F22B>{091C}1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 45 9344>{091C}1 3 4 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 19 20 21
DE K7HDX K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 35 D037>{091C}6 7 8 9 10 11 14 16 18 20 21
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 37 2BD8>{091C}2 4 5 6 9 11 13 14 15 16 18 19
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:54Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 888B>{091C}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 E331>{091C}20210505002334:ex218.txt
<ID 16 B398>{091C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 16 DCF5>{091C}1313 21 64
<DESC 12 534F>{091C}Ex#218
<FILE 30 E331>{091C}20210505002334:ex218.txt
<ID 16 B398>{091C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 16 DCF5>{091C}1313 21 64
<DESC 12 534F>{091C}Ex#218
<DATA 72 AEEA>{091C:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 17DA>{091C:2}
—–
OPTIONAL – ADVANCED Exercises, send one/both in Traffic
<DATA 72 D123>{091C:3} Round, Macro first.

In FLMSG, create a Radiogram named,’URCA
<DATA 72 9184>{091C:4}LL_ex218.m2s’. Make *NR = 8, make *STN ORIG = UR-CALL, Make PLAC
<DATA 72 269E>{091C:5}E OF ORIG = UR-QTH, Enter TIME FIELD & *MON DDY, Make *TO = W7ZA
<DATA 72 A1AD>{091C:6}P. Copy the following questions to the TXT: window and add your
<DATA 72 C2BF>{091C:7}answer.

Do you use Macros for digital Comms? If so, do you ma
<DATA 72 9537>{091C:8}ke them yourself?

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word count). Ma
<DATA 72 307B>{091C:9}ke SIG: = URNAME & CALL, make OP NOTE: = ORCA Ex#218. SAVE.

I
<DATA 73 39C1>{091C:10}f you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with
<DATA 73 580E>{091C:11} FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7Z
<DATA 73 3AC9>{091C:12}AP’. 9

———

Macro Creation Exercise

Create a si
<DATA 73 70B5>{091C:13}mple Macro using Tags, <TX>, <RX>, <TXRSID:off>, <MYNAME>, <MYQT
<DATA 73 4DF2>{091C:14}H> . Open the
Macro Editor by right clicking a blank Macro butt
<DATA 73 D03A>{091C:15}on.
In the Text Window, line 1, enter <TXRSID:off>.
On line
<DATA 73 8CBC>{091C:16}2, enter ‘<TX>’.
On line 3 enter, ‘My name is <MYNAME>. I live
<DATA 73 F62B>{091C:17}in <MYQTH>’.
On line 4, enter ‘This completes ORCA Exercise# 21
<DATA 73 FD51>{091C:18}8’.
On line 5, enter ‘<RX>’. Below, in the Macro Button Label w
<DATA 73 5EF0>{091C:19}indow, enter, ‘Ex#218’.
Click APPLY and close the Macro Editor.
<DATA 73 B142>{091C:20}

When NCS calls U 4 Traffic, Click this Macro (Ex#218) B4 se
<DATA 42 9129>{091C:21}nding the Advanced Exercise. 8
<CNTL 10 19B4>{091C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B9B8>{091C:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:56Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
KJ7BHK

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 15 61CD>{091C}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW

DE KC7MAW
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 15 61CD>{091C}CONFIRMED
DE KC7MAW K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 15 61CD>{091C}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 15 61CD>{091C}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 15 61CD>{091C}CONFIRMED
DE K7HDX K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 17 7B55>{091C}6 7 8 9 10
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 15 61CD>{091C}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 888B>{091C}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<DATA 72 A1AD>{091C:6}P. Copy the following questions to the TXT: window and add your
<DATA 72 C2BF>{091C:7}answer.

Do you use Macros for digital Comms? If so, do you ma
<DATA 72 9537>{091C:8}ke them yourself?

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word count). Ma
<DATA 72 307B>{091C:9}ke SIG: = URNAME & CALL, make OP NOTE: = ORCA Ex#218. SAVE.

I
<DATA 73 39C1>{091C:10}f you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with
<CNTL 10 19B4>{091C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B9B8>{091C:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex218.txt
<MISSING 15 61CD>{091C}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Well, that was interesting 250R was too much, but after that, things went smoothly KJ7BHJK dropped out, but we confirmed the remaining 7 Ops easily. BTN < K7KY

Nice exercise Doug. THOR-50×1 did well (6 CONFIRMED), especially compared to PSK-250R.
This exercise will keep the guys busy… hopefully they have time to work both.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:03:30p 03:03:30z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7WB QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

NQ6F QNX

KB7WB < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
BK

NQ6F < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
BK
Anyone else? < NCS

Vid ID again pse < W7ZAP

KI7LOQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID QNX
Did I get that right?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Correct. I’ve been deployed for six months. Glad to be back!
de KI7LOQ k

KI7LOQ < W7ZAP Good to CU on the WF Aaron… did u want to partipate in COMMENTS or be QNX? BTU

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I just got set up again, so next week I’ll participate. Thx
de KI7LOQ k

FB Aaron, look for u next week
BK
Anyone else b4 we move along? < W7ZAP

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Tom WB7EUX < W7ZAP

My name is Tom. I live in Joseph.
This completes ORCA Exercise# 218.

W7ZAP DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 5AC9>{ED35}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 FBAF>{ED35}20210505025614:WB7EUX_ex218.m2s
<ID 36 CE91>{ED35}WB7EUX Joseph OR DN15ji Windom
<SIZE 14 7978>{ED35}393 7 64
<DATA 72 14C7>{ED35:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFOXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERgTL6XZzKBm
<DATA 72 705F>{ED35:2}y6csfYyHrmRlnq836gvcFsraUYaD1EhxjsZBoC/bAzGzqcCBloMaqLgwVfTgnYZt
<DATA 72 3F7E>{ED35:3}6LHEbushOFMm/e+95sYntFeR1g+6vbCGBucdP47NQ3j1u72+iuy7xJruY+S9g/0P
<DATA 72 97A1>{ED35:4}t+4olM4bRYB+8RUboXAQ3cp7UJImC25YIDxA9Kl4YvHPCm65DBuV/VjiqxgDDPpF
<DATA 72 2CEC>{ED35:5}DSzEyysfhQgvmzXH5PLsE7pNrIossTr8ymH7zyv0lzism7vH18EVzyGk7S/C4vXG
<DATA 72 C74F>{ED35:6}BY1MG80E4H3U/wq37I8aVvDwVINycCf6smUxdhbepUTqWVgm6yYCkELzkrkLg==

<DATA 17 AAD2>{ED35:7}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 A000>{ED35:EOF}
<CNTL 10 000C>{ED35:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

Well done Tom! Here’s ur report..

DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex218.m2s
<MISSING 15 2758>{ED35}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Mike KC7MAW < NCS

My name is MIKE. I live in PORT ORCHAQST DE KC7MAW

<PROG 18 A6DF>{8504}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 FF18>{8504}20210505030348:KC7MAW_EX218.m2s
<ID 13 2331>{8504}KC7MAW
<SIZE 14 BD37>{8504}397 7 64
<DATA 72 7A66>{8504:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFfXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A1gJQr2dseqaG1a
<DATA 72 7B66>{8504:2}6A7n9+fJy8hTqS8Euar4eNkfCn/6o3lbqYBUha1pecAnwfD5lRqgBvsRv+2LNWZj
<DATA 72 1BAA>{8504:3}Vw7wgQzd+aKGr6n+nj4sQzMVkI62iRbV59UZwshDIhA9Afopwt72aC7Vr0SDHutN
<DATA 72 2748>{8504:4}yA3lryh1NWLseI5UZO9Q6GbLxxsNSkXgeiEEE6lgQFKOm2RZXfj1pOmNDnXNRJWI
<DATA 72 EEAF>{8504:5}IZLs90lrtnIVg8WpSqUNzpErRxa/YkTS4f1PB6/dNI3AWnAa3Hn0VX4AlUcOFeBV
<DATA 72 8403>{8504:6}e71NObHF2QG5MBctq5m2e0zUglciZDVhGmV4D3beYe7hEwWOLZlIDy/P3nXUqMu1
<DATA 21 FFB9>{8504:7}zsA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 CBC9>{8504:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6BC5>{8504:EOT}

DE KC7MAW K

Nice work Mike. Here’s ur report…

DE W7ZAP
File : KC7MAW_EX218.m2s
<MISSING 15 1398>{8504}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Bill K6QOG 4 Traffic < NCS

K6QOG < W7ZAP how copy Bill? Ur up for TRAFFIC < W7ZAP

WA7ZAP < K6QOG EXERCISE NOT COMPLETED

I can come back to u at the end
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Bruce KB7VX/P < NCS

My name is Bruce I LIVE IN <MY QTH>
This completes ORCA Exercise # 218

W7ZAP DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 642C>{2CA6}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 F2AF>{2CA6}20210505030232:KB7VX_ex218.m2s
<ID 33 BE08>{2CA6}KB7VX portable in Gallup NM
<SIZE 14 11A1>{2CA6}417 7 64
<DATA 72 271F>{2CA6:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGGXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cwb+1fKBa5AFxR
<DATA 72 5CAE>{2CA6:2}bmQ53WEZVgwDrygn/lL2y6skm9yh1szkRBsfXSC/dTpg9XZE9jg4HKPViC5GtS+V
<DATA 72 3B9F>{2CA6:3}r0xM56IlEMcoxiNMgCJXmR5hE/IJQwo0E0ozhoICcrO8BE9BFOhDtTbdTZO+IFmi
<DATA 72 8609>{2CA6:4}KGcTP5h6vUIgE+qijOuOipO/a6qEBv/6ps7VAJzatBUdCzJT7/NKw8iM5BaZKa5j
<DATA 72 8999>{2CA6:5}0CvGLrrpn9ghsPgywlxlfz9fWgwVbpQpzxvzHAqdMVw2CQ/zjPIQ2SeTQUvK6FZq
<DATA 72 EB52>{2CA6:6}TRmx/RtlyL2V5MWD4ES7nfaGwzBLieXs8Mey7/FTp3wXmLmyAB3Zcts4to893CnY
<DATA 41 92C3>{2CA6:7}A/lG5K1E+3K5FxDx83sAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 8050>{2CA6:EOF}
<CNTL 10 205C>{2CA6:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

Nice job Bruce… here’s ur report…

DE W7ZAP
File : KB7VX_ex218.m2s
<MISSING 15 EB93>{2CA6}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Ron K7HDX 4 Traffic < NCS

My name is Ron.
I live in Cedar City Utah.
This completes ORCA Exercise# 218.

W7ZAP DE K7HDX

<PROG 21 F801>{D8A4}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 36 500B>{D8A4}20210505030503:K7HDX_EX218.M2S
<ID 34 291F>{D8A4}K7HDX Cedar City Utah DM37kp
<SIZE 14 2F02>{D8A4}401 7 64
<DATA 72 6360>{D8A4:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFqXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERiwjtqbmFQC
<DATA 72 9715>{D8A4:2}XYn+q22/hGsrxgBxj/KywTC4OeLp5497/Y5iAo66UYMW5GUTu1cFhb+JUWUXUbuK
<DATA 72 49F5>{D8A4:3}xDI4X6QtOP3IXhFtwXumaMQDb6f5E4zr43mPtHfM7F9mfWkSSuX38LeQJLlHT0Ov
<DATA 72 2414>{D8A4:4}sSHGCD949n8jMOEYrD0FBoGFJWrZ3bNW0ojhA3D58yTOxBfNSl2dDnDt5aeXsYC+
<DATA 72 1DE8>{D8A4:5}Pd1p2OSz65KxWHYRc3GVnilIk7Ai2CuSvfDrynIcS3kATrs7PoNGYV5qKVoYmTQ3
<DATA 72 62EF>{D8A4:6}keZIUNIY+oS/yFHm4SelyP2+SZshCUw4ADfsmIWBebn1G/3Ttg3riJQ4RJbWZli4
<DATA 25 4DA9>{D8A4:7}omKAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 9759>{D8A4:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3755>{D8A4:EOT}

DE K7HDX K

W7ZAP DE K7HDX

<PROG 21 F801>{D8A4}FLAMP 2.2.

Nice work Ron… here’s ur report…

DE W7ZAP
File : K7HDX_EX218.M2S
<MISSING 15 5E4A>{D8A4}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

KS6M John ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

My name is John. I live in Oakland CA USA
This completes ORCA Exercise# 218

W7ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 21 FAFB>{AD8A}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 01AA>{AD8A}20210505030447:KS6M_ex218.m2s
<ID 26 D92A>{AD8A}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 A7C8>{AD8A}405 7 64
<DATA 72 BF6B>{AD8A:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAF2XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERiwjtqbmFQC
<DATA 72 FCD7>{AD8A:2}X8vo9gY9Ot/nszWsuxsysgl9fzJ5xPeOY1eUW3BUQ0ddQ32xP1Vw4pynB1WkxDV6
<DATA 72 B0FA>{AD8A:3}/+h+MzGGMjvwGlKkXJGZYUEwMXoj7drJw+ZTyK9aCrdrImOxsCKJehBr59jPIs0Y
<DATA 72 2F39>{AD8A:4}yaPl+F61Slrea6hE0Yt2oBd4HfZvDdbT2omWrODwVoYMhLmYsf374qTI5xRyZ1Ye
<DATA 72 DA69>{AD8A:5}RsafDs4jta21EBetr93qiEqHlrNXj4cUczBMI5Q4ot//lpSp45Yjwsl5mfOU5rQC
<DATA 72 9E25>{AD8A:6}gByPXO0VaRAoLYzdZ7a+n8920BwoDMMsQWDD5RNfHwtWQc1uPvvw25xq8N+aQrH7
<DATA 29 12B3>{AD8A:7}nIdrIpsQA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 1482>{AD8A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B48E>{AD8A:EOT}

DE KS6M K

Good job John… here’s ur report…

DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex218.m2s
<MISSING 15 C907>{AD8A}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

W6DLW Dennis ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W6DLW

<PROG 18 9A02>{1349}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 36 A344>{1349}20210505030743:W6DLW_ex218.m2s
<ID 28 10F2>{1349}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
<SIZE 14 7E7F>{1349}409 7 64
<DATA 72 8B24>{1349:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFjXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdVMTRpo04ZcTrqbG
<DATA 72 D705>{1349:2}rNwpQsqOuHXKCO112G7zop68x0GQ4tDgKkDoLmVBOkP8BBWcrKkU4mqjM1/nIeKv
<DATA 72 CEE3>{1349:3}/wkF2H5V9p5pfAvfukftmXZ1OXlwxwtdDHbJonthtUJ/e2FMybLBRVR3v4FPN7Cg
<DATA 72 8D7D>{1349:4}N33cIgKveyq+lDdeZyFJFNjc1dtmags5kNE4jyvcH/GpAQqaAFqXGHrfWlEm+eVN
<DATA 72 AE6C>{1349:5}51kq03XLk2055yP96+OshcOg2lXhFt6eQ93/3JK8F3CPJEssXctxKWI9JASwWLYI
<DATA 72 315B>{1349:6}QEhdMbdUkJnmLsNMfb+FEwiCozMFShmR9Uio7mJWrkLyHWLFJtjKuWI0UhRO1+fh
<DATA 33 8105>{1349:7}K5Fic/mqHCqp28A
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 6C67>{1349:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CC6B>{1349:EOT}

DE W6DLW K

DE W7ZAP
File : W6DLW_ex218.m2s
<MISSING 15 BF52>{1349}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

K6QOG Bill ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 C10B>{4CA2}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 39 3F08>{4CA2}20210505032020:K6QOG-8_ex218t.m2s
<ID 33 F2C5>{4CA2}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 14 20F8>{4CA2}405 7 64
<DATA 72 0AC4>{4CA2:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFYXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3+CAW9k83Hm4Y9GS
<DATA 72 ABAC>{4CA2:2}1sFlS6tQK3SaQNk/RsiIDwoi65db9nO7mzLWO6Vi/pWsbaxo+ZShTzbnUuDTb/fE
<DATA 72 CE13>{4CA2:3}AGCVdSlzm1P0TknHPB4WqVtLmbZy850/05pLPg9nAYt2YJsFy3Ng05dT9fTq0YgR
<DATA 72 08A6>{4CA2:4}KyAew7+e7g4YPIgZQs71kBQvoEaOdeiQ651KAZNMj9xadQwC8hcZKLR4CnkCUIDs
<DATA 72 20F1>{4CA2:5}t1RCVMBdqyJDiXlGI8vwcgg1Tn29q6jCSncQkJjHjkmcwjbbjObP+tNCwg9Rx1Be
<DATA 72 131A>{4CA2:6}YAXv53Uo6qUBDIaxNdtwNTkiYEb1w8X0fNMorGWw196TwCLel+WzQo3jAI2EtuAb
<DATA 29 2188>{4CA2:7}sJLlNNkS/T0
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 A47A>{4CA2:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0476>{4CA2:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

DE W7ZAP
File : K6QOG-8_ex218t.m2s
<MISSING 15 DD80>{4CA2}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

WA7HHE < W7ZAP Over to u Brad < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Trees_Talk_to_Each_Other.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20210505032936
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20210505004404
<plaintext>
:tt:3 QST
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 05/04/21
:tm:6 18:44L
:sb:24 Trees Talk to Each Other
:mg:1609
Suzanne Simard is a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia. Her own medical journey inspired her recent research into, among other things, the way yew trees communicate chemically with neighboring trees for their mutual defense.

Trees are “social creatures” that communicate with each other in cooperative ways that hold lessons for humans, too, says ecologist Suzanne Simard.

Simard grew up in Canadian forests as a descendant of loggers before becoming a forestry ecologist. She’s now a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia.

Trees are linked to neighboring trees by an underground network of fungi that resembles the neural networks in the brain, she explains. In one study, Simard watched as a Douglas fir that had been injured by insects appeared to send chemical warning signals to a Ponderosa pine growing nearby. The pine tree then produced defense enzymes to protect against the insect.

“This was a breakthrough,” Simard says. The trees were sharing “information that actually is important to the health of the whole forest.”

In addition to warning each other of danger, Simard says that trees have been known to share nutrients at critical times to keep each other healthy. She says the trees in a forest are often linked to each other via an older tree she calls a “mother” or “hub” tree.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/05/04/993430007/trees-talk-to-each-other-mother-tree-ecologist-hears-lessons-for-people-too
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Communications in biology. 73’s WA7HHE
[WRAP:chksum 01CE][WRAP:end] … end

WA7HHE < W7ZAP
Tnx Brad… I’m not sure if u got my TX during ck-in that I swtched u to * … we had 9 active stns so I made u *. I sent the TX but didnt confirm w/u which I should have done. We’ll be =gin comments in just a moment
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:33:05p 03:33:05z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

commments sent sri < wa7hhe

No worries… I goofed also… TNX for ur comments :-)
BK
Next 4 Comments is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA net de KI7TPD

Conditions seem to be a bit better tonight!
I got the entire FLAMP message on the second go around. Made the Macro for practice.

The semester is finally over for us and we can start to relax a bit. We have started planning for Field Day and it looks like we will have N7U for our club call again this year. Should be fun!

73s everyone!

KI7TPD

Good to hear that school is out! Hope u enjoy ur break & tnx for ur recpt. report on FLAMP
BK

Over to Jaye KE6SLS 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS de ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! Ca, using the Big-M doublet @50w.

NCS, 18db, 100%, FLMsg 100%, P5, FLAmp 100% 1st pass!

I don’t have reception reports tonight as I’m busy with our ON THE AIR club meeting.

Noted kb7vx was 100% copy here at check-in and net RELAY. Hats off!

* FLAmp messages received 100% tonight! Good band and GREAT OPS!

Hope all are well. Stay safe and hope to see you NEXT WEEK. :)

73
Jaye ke6sls k

Thanks for being out here w/us Jaye. Always great to work w/u
BK
Next 4 Comments is Bill K6QOG < NCS

K6QOG < W7ZAP How copy Bill? Ur turn 4 comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K6QOG good good evening and sorry for all the problems I am having tonight. I neever could find the red button so I learned something tonight. I guess that is what happoens when I miss night like this …. thanks for your patience and putting up with my ignorance… hope you have a good weekend
73 to all on the net …>k6qog

No worries Bill… you should have seen Doug and I doing our pre-net practice!! We had all kinds of issues… this is why we practice. This is a training net and we all make mistakes… ur in good company! Always good to CU on the WF
BK
KB7VX/P Bruce ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KB7VX

WB7EUX 100% FLAMP good copy here
KC7MAW 100% FLAMP good copy here
K7HDX 100% FLAMP good copy here
KS6M 88% FLAMP at -2db
W7DLW 100% FLAMP at +2db
K6QOG 100% FLAMP at +3 db
WA7HHE 100% AT +14db !
KE6SLS 100% at +6db — yes band MUCH better than last week, Jaye!

My time in NM may be coming to an end. I received word from the radiology supervisor today that COVID vaccination will now be a requirement for employment. There are also a few permanent radiology employees who may be fired for refusal to take the vaccine. I have a contract through July 17th but they may decide to let me go early.

Stay tuned.

There are currently three COVID positive patients in the hospital — all truckers that came down with severe respiratory COVID while on the road and had to stop and come into our ER.

Great training tonight! I didn’t think I could do both the macro and the primary exerccise, but I surprised myself. 73s to all ORCA ops.
de KB7VX

Good to CU on the WF Bruce and hv enjoyed ur recent email & pics. Glad you’re enjoying being out in the country & doing a bit of camping on the weekends. Stay healthy and look forward to catching u on the air again soon. Nice job on the extra exercise tonight
BK
K7HDX Ron ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP
This was a challenging yet fun exercise tonight with both the macro and the exercise. I enjoy this net.
Thanks for all your efforts. 73
Ron
K7HDX

It was challenging for all (NCS included!). Glad everyone did so well.
BK
Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

NCS and the net < Practicing for emergency and portable ops this eve: I’m on battery.
Rx at 13.2v and Tx at 12.5v with voltage drop.
Will be portable doing Winlink in Tahoe National Forest one day during Memorial Day weekend.
73! < KS6M

Good work w/emergency pwr… always good to pracice that! Have fun in Tahoe!
BK
W6DLW Dennis ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS> Great net tonight. Hope all is well with you both. Not much going on here this week. Our local radio club is in the planning stages for Summer Field Day coming at the end of June. This coming Thursday the club is sponsering our first Tecnician class in over a year or so. I will not be on the net next week as we have our club meeting that night. Please stay safe. 73 to all W6DlW

Thanks for the heads up for next week. CV19 has sure changed the scope of ARC events. Good that u guys are getting back to training. Have a good meeting next week… we always miss u guys :-)
BK
Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

NCS < K6ETA Great net tonight! Good to see so many active stations and great to have Bruce KB7VX/P back! WX up here in Mt Shasta was 72 degrees and sunny… absolutely a perfect week so far.

It seems like the VARA QRM is becoming less of a problem – fingers crossed!

73 from the big Strato Volcano in the far North of CA! < K6ETA

Sounds beautiful in Mt Shasta! I bet that’s been a nice change from busy Bay Area. UR ant is excellent too btw!
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < K7KY
We’re thinking two ADVANCED Exercise each week may be too much and we might better intersperse Macro Exercises with the regular file-manipulation Exercises. Your thoughts are welcome here. We’re trying to include as much useful training as possible w/o making things too complex and the nets too long.

Nice work all around on the double ADVANCED Exercise. There’s not much time to work these Exercise during net operations. You are doing exceedingly well and will be assets to every digital net you work. Be patient as we develop Macro Exercises. There’s a few more details to address and a few pitfalls too. One problem, we can’t send Macro TAGS in Text files like ‘Announcements’. They print the variable instead of the TAG. There will be a new Macro learning curve for us.

Yes, Trees communicate, like all living things (-: Bruce KB7VX/P: I wonder how people can be fired for refusing Experimental therapy?

Thanks you for following ORCA Ck-In protocol. We’re all part of the training example we set for incoming digital Ops. < Doug K7KY

Great comments Doug…. gosh… for all the work we all did tonight, we’re making good time.
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

NCS < WB7EUX – I think you missed me. No worries. Thanks to Mindy and Doug for the challenging exercises tonight. I blew the first attempt at the macro by forgetting to press the ‘Apply’ button and had to do it again.

We had our first ‘hugging’ visit with our nieces, nephews, grand nieces and newphews, and great grand nieces and newphews over the weekend in Boise. It was wonderful and hard to leave them for the return to Joseph. With the exception of the children all of us were vaccinated.

73 de WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
k0kex/a k0kex/a All Ok QNX

Ooops! Tom sri I did skip u..Glad u got to visit w/family
BK
K0KEX I got u QNX
Tnx for the ck-in
BK
Ke6SLS over to u < W7ZAP

TU for letting me in one last time. Want to say GOOD WORK to John KS6M for running BATTERY power. John also checks in with my net every Monday night and does a great job. I think it would be a GREAT question of the week for us to find out how many ORCA Digital Net ops are running or are able to run on pure battery power in our ham shacks!
btw, 8 FLami

TU and 73

Good idea Jaye & tnx
BK
Over to K7KY for comment < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tnx to Jaye KE6SLS for reminding us abt emergency power. it’s been some time since we addressed emergency power and we’re all preparing to work in difficult condx… we’ll remember to address this soon tnx Jaye btn < K7KY

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
BK
ANyone else w/comments or late ck-in?? < W7ZAP

NCS DE KC7MAW I think I was missed too…

First off, the VARA Dudes gave me a break today, first time in 3 weeks !

Second, I didn’t realize that sending a message from FLAMP would actually interupt an ongoing transmission from the Macro. I hit the Macro and immediately hit xmt on Flamp to send the file thinking it would just dump into the xmt que…First in First Out FIFO

NOPE not so. More like Flamp Override and the Macro transmission was truncated.

And that button didn’t become a Red button until the last step, until then it just sat there and looked at me when I clicked.

I am glad I wasn’t ready to call for relays, because I don’t hear much of anybody…maybe 5 or six stations at the most…LOL

The End Fed HW is not high enough…..YET

I will be Googling that Tree story………Reminds of the Rush Classic…..Cool Stuff

Up here in WA, about 12 counties were spared a roll back to phase II for now, life goes on in PHase III

Great training and net…always learning..73 to all………..DE KC7MAW

KC7MAW < W7ZAP Mike so sri I skipped u too! Glad you stuck around and tnx for ur comments. I didnt know that abt FLAMP and TX… I saw that ur QTH was cut off and wondered why… we all learned something there.
BK
K7KY has another comment! < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T04:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Mike the CT button or whatever it is I don’t have it open now. the text goes RED after u leave the TEXT window to count your words… < K7KY

Anyone else w/comments or late ck-in? < W7ZAP

2103L – 0403Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

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.
Remember: Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de WY7SJM Optional

WY7SJM < W7ZAP RR Steve… I’ll get back to u
BK
anyone else? < W7ZAP

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Steve over to u to TX comments/and or ur exercise < W7ZAP

My name is Steve
I live in Casper,WY
This completes ORCA Exercise# 218

Before RSID: <<2021-05-05T04:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RYniDi¯at o¨¶1tCnP DE WY7SJM

<PROG 18 167C>{903F}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 20B4>{903F}20210505032931:WY7SJM_ex218.m2s
<ID 18 6F71>{903F}WY7SJM STEVE
<SIZE 14 8749>{903F}349 6 64
<DATA 72 2584>{903F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEfXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cCXP77uuceFqBN
<DATA 72 F4D6>{903F:2}vGWSTmc5JFk5Z42sc9DWAtmnecwv6ZYLzC+f6t2XhoIOhM6Yirfn+l2MZuj1ObN8
<DATA 72 2C12>{903F:3}emA43h0W6U4C/OutAonRpkcyp9JA2EtSKCXMzY6+Wo8SjpyKpTZKSreBq9qB+olR
<DATA 72 EF41>{903F:4}wKFlV1/lZNFos1da3LMF1j1oJ0Xtgzn8OebIt3du88qmZUuvf4eAu0umxIQAjhIX
<DATA 72 C943>{903F:5}dalTXJ9erCPVVEMPtDDglROSPck0FXD9qZsp3n/RIsWbZy1E8NcPJ8+gKRwiq7YO
<DATA 37 07F2>{903F:6}7w6C6gMao6S5v0fLlry
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 B63D>{903F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1631>{903F:EOT}

DE WY7SJM K

Nice job on the macro Steve… here’s ur report

DE W7ZAP
File : WY7SJM_ex218.m2s
<MISSING 15 AA31>{903F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Anyone else w/comments, exercise files or need fills? < W7ZAP

Okay… that looks like a wrap then!
Great working w/u all tonight… that was a lot of work in a short span of time!

Here’s the completed roster < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20210505041137
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W7ZAP 20212004234945
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:mg:1147 ORCA DIGITAL NET 04/MAY/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 34
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA out 20:03
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX Relay: KB7VX/P
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: KB7VX/P
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 3A3E][WRAP:end] … end

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