05/APR/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/APR/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 37
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
__KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
__AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
__K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Tonight’s net was remarkable. We logged 37 stations. 10 stations participated in the Basic NBEMS Exercise. We wrapped the net in 45min. Probably an ORCA DIGITAL NET Record. Thanks to your focus and attention, the net ran like the proverbial Swiss clock. ORCA sessions present a dynamic example of efficient digital networking.

31 stations (83%) checked in using ORCA Ck-In Protocol. Thank You! That may also be a Record. We repeat Ck-In Protocol numerous time during Ck-In every week. Net Protocols are published on the website. We’ve been trying to explain why following Ck-In protocol is important. We have all regular ck-in data in the log. Sending your Name & QTH is redundant. In condx like this evening, there’s no need to send your CALLSIGN 3 times. We’re waiting for you to stop sending so we can copy. It’s difficult to copy when the RX buffer is scrolling. If you’re not checking in correctly, please revise your ck-in macro or use our ck-in Macro, available at the website. We’ll begin reminding stations at ck-in where to learn our Ck-In Protocol. During nets, our digital credentials are on display.

Two ORCA Ops are making solid progress with the Guest/NCS – Basic NBEMS Exercise project. They’ve already overcome a couple Mac issues. They’re experimenting and practicing on 3.581. If you see them working, ask if you can join in and make their practice more realistic. The instructions and Macros for this project will enable any digital Op to take these Exercise to other venues. Running the Basic Exercise isn’t difficult. It’s mostly Macro driven. Conducting Basic NBEMS Exercises as Guest/NCS will lead to wider digital skills and more confidence.

Next Tuesday, 12/Apr/22, we’ll again combine the Path Evaluation Macro and Comments in one seamless transmission. The <VER> Tag will replace the Time Stamp Tag after your CALLSIGN. In your Comments, please say if you succeeded in switching between two Macro sets with the <MACROS> Tag. Here’s 3 Macro tasks for next week:

1) Replace the Time Stamp Tag in your Path Evaluation Macro with the Version Tag, <VER>. It prints like this:
‘ORCA  < K7KY Fldigi 4.1.20.47

2) If you’re still using FLDIGI’s default Macro name, ‘macros.mdf’, now is the time to give it a unique name, ie: ‘mymacros.mdf’. If your macros are still named, ‘macros.mdf’ and FLDIGI can’t find the file for any reason, it creates another default Macro set, ‘macros.mdf’.  At this point, it’s very easy to overwrite macros you’ve added or customized with FLDIGI’s default file. Your previous changes will be lost.

3) Make a copy of your macro set with a unique name like, ‘mymacros2.mdf’. Make a new Button on your original set with the <MACROS> Tag that Calls the new macro file. Call the new set and make a <MACROS> Button that Calls the original set. Now, you can switch between these two Macro sets instantly.

For ‘How to’ instructions, see: ‘Change Macro sets instantly w/the <MACROS> Tag’ here: http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/tips-tactics/#MACRO

Images from the net:

AE6LJ Briceland,CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KE7IN Underwood,WA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KM7H Addy, WA
KD0NBH Kansas City, MO
KS6M Oakland, CA
N7SDC Rigby,ID
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Thanks for an outstanding net. We enjoy working with you and hope to see you again next Tuesday.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA < W7ZAP
I have the following stns checked in:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
BK
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

DE KL7RI QNX K

KI7TPD QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

CORRECTION!! No Advanced Exe… Basic Exe tonight… COMMENT Round only
BK

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
BK

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
BK next? < W7ZAP

WA7HHE

KE7IN QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Please Stand By < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WA7HHE < W7ZAP  TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
BK

KE7IN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
BK next? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP/NCS DE KE7ZPG KE7ZPG KE7ZPG QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KE7ZPG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
BK next? < W7ZAP

WB7EUX QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WB7EUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
BK
Was there another stn?? agn pse < W7ZAP

de ke6sls  QNX for meeting.
TU

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
Still have the pulse… GL finding it… I emailed audio files
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
BK next? < W7ZAP

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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

DE KC7MAW QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KC7MAW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AC7IR
QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AC7IR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
BK next?? < W7ZAP

W7WXV [ QNX ] 0152Z
Signal Report: s/n   5 dB < W7WXV

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
BK next? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE N7OOS Earl Boise qnx

AD7DQ AD7DQ AD7QNX K

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N7OOS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
BK

AD7DQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
BK next? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Did anyone copy the last stn? Need a relay < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Last stn try agn < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AD7DQ AD7DQ AD7QNX K

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AD7DQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
I had you Ron
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

GE DE KF7ZIY QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K8MPW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
BK

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

KR7KR

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KR7KR < W7ZAP QSL Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

KM7H QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KM7H < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

W6ADZ

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W6ADZ < W7ZAP QSL Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

KK7APK QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KK7APK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Sorry I meant QNX

< W6ADZ

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
no problem! Good to cu
BK next? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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

W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W6DLW < W7ZAP QSL Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

KD0NBH, QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

srv ld”BH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
Doug has better copy on u than me.
BK next?? < W7ZAP

HDX QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7HDX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP  TU Don
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
BK next?? < W7ZAP

W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7WSV < W7ZAP QSL Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

KN6CEI QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KN6CEI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ < W7ZAP QSL Lamar
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7EAZ, Mark  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7EAZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KG7VVN < W7ZAP  TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7ZAP  DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
BK next?? < W7ZAP

N7SDC

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N7SDC < W7ZAP QSL Steve
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA < W7ZAP
We had a lot of ck-ins and everyone did a great job of not stepping on each other… very orderly!
Makes it much easier at my end tnx!
Bk

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

< KJ7BHK KJ7BHK QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2022-04-05  19:30:25p 02:30:25z
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

Basic NBEMS Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay Focused, Exercise is brisk.
No Traffic Round 4 Basic NBEMS Exercise

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 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’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7WSV < W7ZAP Steve pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

W7WSV  Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In.
Not copying NCS? Check in here … < W7WSV

NIL…<W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Tnx Steve
BK
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140;edbio<JPFe [i
Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20220604023528
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20220604000759
<blankform>
:mg:1155 ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/APR/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 37
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 7C7D][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight, the 1st Tuesday this month, we’ll run a Basic NBEMS Exercise. No Traffic Round. The Basic NBEMS Exercise accommodates 12 stations. We won’t work w/Macros tonight, but we’ll prepare for Macro exercises next session, 12/Apr/22. Here’s three Macro tasks for that session.

1) Replace the Time Stamp Tag in your Path Evaluation Macro with the Version Tag, <VER. It prints like this:
‘ORCA  < K7KY Fldigi 4.1.20.47

2) If you’re still using FLDIGI’s default Macro name, ‘macros.mdf’, now is the time to give it a unique name, ie: ‘mymacros.mdf’. If your macros are still named, ‘macros.mdf’ and FLDIGL can’t find the file for any reason, it creates another default Macro set, ‘macros.mdf’.  At this point, it’s very easy to overwrite macros you’ve added or customized with FLDIGI’s default file. Your previous changes will be lost.

3) Make a copy of your macro set with a unique name like, ‘mymacros2.mdf’. Make a new Button on your original set with the <MACROS Tag that Calls the new macro file. Call the new set and make a <MACROS Button that Calls the original set. Now, you can switch between these two Macro sets instantly.

In the 12/Apr/22 session we’ll again combine the Path Evaluation Macro and Comments in one seamless transmission. The <VER Tag will replace the Time Stamp Tag after your CALLSIGN. In your Comments, please say if you can switch between two Macro sets using the <MACROS Tag.

For ‘How to’ instructions, see: ‘Change Macro sets instantly w/the <MACROS> Tag’ here: http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/tips-tactics/#MACRO

The after-net Monitor’s Session is designed to help incoming Ops learn the NBEMS Exercises w/o time pressure. You can work the Exercises silently and FILL or CONFIRM files after the net. When you’re able to work the Exercises easily as a Monitor, you can ck-in Active and participate. When you ck-in to participate, work a few Basic Exercises b4 working an Advanced Exercise. Advanced Exercises require you to closely track NCS while performing additional tasks. You must Report the primary file CONFIRMED b4 working the Advanced tasks. Your top priority in Advanced Exercises is retaining focus on your place in the net and being prepared to reply when NCS calls. Don’t get lost working the Exercise and ignore NCS. Anticipate NCS calling you and be prepared to respond. The Exercises move briskly, simulating a busy Emergency or Traffic net.

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Had a scary moment after I TXed the test image… FLDIGI crashed! Fortunately FLMSG (w/roster) stayed open. Quickly opened new FLDIGI and all is good again. Lost my net log, but will use Doug’s for the net report.
BK

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

·©:Oops!  Mindy got the wrong macro this time…. Basic Exercise tonite, not Advanced      as usual, we’ll send the third  pass mode in the whole file no matter if all Ops have confirmed   this help those working the ecercises silently    BK

GE, our Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in OFDM750 (720?wpm,750hz,FEC).
We’ll fill with THOR50x1 (176wpm,900hz,FEC), & MFSK-32 (630hz,
120wpm,100%,FEC).  Check your Filters; WIDE Mode Ahead   < K7KYeehprhºeeuseiani n Zrsclqy|otm)#:Uau pt/h9et,Cteon”e³½n iuCwÁµqaMd:exE
zetE hnd o,eÞ  e   dÿ no otfosßmwwiav‘ie t    ¦uªfte¾ tvpt%tORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 AC20>{B18C}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 D0EE>{B18C}20220403200516:ex251.txt
<ID 16 977E>{B18C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D3ED>{B18C}386 5 80
<DESC 12 36C0>{B18C}ex#251
<FILE 30 D0EE>{B18C}20220403200516:ex251.txt
<ID 16 977E>{B18C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D3ED>{B18C}386 5 80
<DESC 12 36C0>{B18C}ex#251
<DATA 88 3FD7>{B18C:1}
Save Macro files instantly w/the <SAVE> Tag:

The <SAVE> Tag Saves the curre
<DATA 88 1525>{B18C:2}nt macro file with s single Button Click. Saving thru the File menu requires nav
<DATA 88 2AD4>{B18C:3}igation and 4 Clicks. Save time & effort w/<SAVE> Tag.

‘How to’ instructions:
<DATA 88 ACFC>{B18C:4}
ORCA Website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/tips-tactics/#MACROS
FLDIGI
<DATA 74 0218>{B18C:5} User Manual: http://w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/inline_macro_page.html

<CNTL 10 1D50>{B18C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 BD5C>{B18C:EOT}

DE K7KY K

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

We begin with … W1EEP

nO COPY W1EEP&R

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 16 8F12>{B18C}1 2 3 4 5
DE KR7KR K

KS6M

NCS < No copy. < KS6M

W6DLWP
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DE W6DLW
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 16 8F12>{B18C}1 2 3 4 5
DE KJ7VGV K

W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 14 BA88>{B18C}PREAMBLE
DE W7WSV K

AE6LJG

K7KY  < AE6L NO COPY

KG7VVN tn

DE KG7VVN
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

N7SDCP
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No Copy  N7SDC

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 AC20>{B18C}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 D0EE>{B18C}20220403200516:ex251.txt
<ID 16 977E>{B18C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D3ED>{B18C}386 5 80
<DESC 12 36C0>{B18C}ex#251
<FILE 30 D0EE>{B18C}20220403200516:ex251.txt
<ID 16 977E>{B18C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D3ED>{B18C}386 5 80
<DESC 12 36C0>{B18C}ex#251
<DATA 88 3FD7>{B18C:1}
Save Macro files instantly w/the <SAVE> Tag:

The <SAVE> Tag Saves the curre
<DATA 88 1525>{B18C:2}nt macro file with s single Button Click. Saving thru the File menu requires nav
<DATA 88 2AD4>{B18C:3}igation and 4 Clicks. Save time & effort w/<SAVE> Tag.

‘How to’ instructions:
<DATA 88 ACFC>{B18C:4}
ORCA Website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/tips-tactics/#MACROS
FLDIGI
<DATA 74 0218>{B18C:5} User Manual: http://w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/inline_macro_page.html

<CNTL 10 1D50>{B18C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 BD5C>{B18C:EOT}

DE K7KY K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 10 D228>{B18C}2 3
DE KS6M K

KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

N7SDC
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DE N7SDC
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 10 1E2B>{B18C}3 4
DE N7SDC K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 AC20>{B18C}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 D0EE>{B18C}20220403200516:ex251.txt
<ID 16 977E>{B18C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D3ED>{B18C}386 5 80
<DESC 12 36C0>{B18C}ex#251
<FILE 30 D0EE>{B18C}20220403200516:ex251.txt
<ID 16 977E>{B18C}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D3ED>{B18C}386 5 80
<DESC 12 36C0>{B18C}ex#251
<DATA 88 3FD7>{B18C:1}
Save Macro files instantly w/the <SAVE> Tag:

The <SAVE> Tag Saves the curre
<DATA 88 1525>{B18C:2}nt macro file with s single Button Click. Saving thru the File menu requires nav
<DATA 88 2AD4>{B18C:3}igation and 4 Clicks. Save time & effort w/<SAVE> Tag.

‘How to’ instructions:
<DATA 88 ACFC>{B18C:4}
ORCA Website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/tips-tactics/#MACROS
FLDIGI
<DATA 74 0218>{B18C:5} User Manual: http://w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/inline_macro_page.html

<CNTL 10 1D50>{B18C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 BD5C>{B18C:EOT}

DE K7KY K

KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

N7SDCG
Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE N7SDC
File : ex251.txt
<MISSING 15 47BC>{B18C}CONFIRMED
DE N7SDC K

The Exercise went like clockwork    tnx to everyone   nice work btn < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Nice exercise and mode selection Doug.
Remember OFDM modes need a more recent FLDIGI release to copy.

OFDM-750: 3 CONFIRMED
THOR-50×1: 5 CONFIRMED
MFSK-32: 2 CONFIRMED
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:56:36p  02:56:36z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

OK ALL GOOD HERE IN PINE VALLEY SUMMER IS ON THE WAY 44 DEGREES TONIGHT ENJOY THE NET AS ALLWAYS AND THE BACK FREQ. TO CHAT WE HAVE A GOOD TIME. 73’S TO ALL

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Back channel freq sounds like fun. Nice to have longer days and warmer wx

Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, our County ECOMM group is looking pretty darn good in preparation for Utah’s Great Utah Shake Out coming up on the 21st. Will have various stations from around the county send a Damage Assessment Report and a labelled picture of the damage. Net member KR7KR treated me so some of his custom made Jalapeño/Dr. Pepper jerky. Rat Terrier and I got in a fight over it.
Thanks to Doug and Mindy for making digital communications fun. < WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

That sounds like unusual jerky! UR EMCOMM group sounds like ur ready!

Over to Ken KR7KR 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA Digital Net < KR7KR
Pretty gppd conditions tonight
I had good copy on most stations
Been fairly busy,  I made about 10# of Jerky (Dr. Peppper Jalapeno)
–it came out pretty good
I finally got the cement poured for my tower
It is a tilt up/crank up tower
about 70 feet fully extended
Hoping to get it up soon
Also been working on my basement remodel/repair project–
Finally got my family room painted
Hope to do flooring next
Thanks for the net
73
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Ur a busy man Ken…. tower sounds great!
BK
KS6M John ur up 4 Comments  < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA < KS6M 02:58:46Z

NCS and the net < The band is up and down this evening for me.
So is my connection to the Internet. Thought maybe some solar disturbance, but it appears not. Hm.

73!

< KS6M

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

The band is better than I expected. Haven’t had a chance to peek at emailed test images… very curious.
BK

Over to Dennis W6DLW 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA NCS< Doug/Mindy, Another great net as always.  It’s great seeing everyone on the waterfall tonight. Radio wise a few of us here in Cedar City have been practicing sending Damage Assessment Reports and Pictures of Damage using  FLDigi on FM.  Gearing up for the April 21, 2022 Utah, Great Shakeout Event. Weather still moving toward Spring as the temps. are climbing. Yea!.  Everyone stay safe.  72 to all.

W6DLW

<<W6DLW>

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

We’ll look forward to hearing about ur shakeout… urs is earllier than ours… we’re in Oct… goodluck & have fun!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV  < NCS

Found some useful info on RPi and Hotspots. I am sending in Flmsg now so others will have it on their system. RPi users may find it helpful.

<0304Z> KJ7VGV BTN

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Hotspot.txt]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:22
KJ7VGV 20220604030440
<blankform>
:mg:549 It took me over a week to try to get the Hotspot to work on my RPi. I tried at least a half dozen of different videos and all failed. I found out that if you use Bullseye OS changes were made in file system. This web site works with Bullseye.

https://www.raspberryconnect.com/projects/65-raspberrypi-hotspot-accesspoints/168-raspberry-pi-hotspot-access-point-dhcpcd-method

I still had some difficulty but got it work. They have a manual and Auto hotspot script. If you have any problems let me know and I can communicate how I got mine to work.

[WRAP:chksum FAE0][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Tnx for the RPi info! And good idea on the use of FLMSG Don
BK
Over to Steve W7WSV 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < W7WSV 2022-04-06 03:06Z
NCS  S2 +2 dB  @02:30 UTC,
S3-4, 6 dB  @03:00 UTC.
Exercise:
OFDM750  S3, 6 dB, switch OK, but 0%
THOR50  S3, 0 dB, 100%
MFSK32  S4, 8 dB, 100%
Band is down a little here tonight, but gets better as time goes by.
UT stns strong as usual, MO good signal, but others down a bit from normal.
Stay safe.  73 W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Nice report Steve… tnx!
BKNext 4 Comments is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

ORCA Digital Net < AE6LJ

GE all. Band conditions not great as they have been recently tonight. At least on my end. Big turnout, nonetheless. This is such a unique and exciting net. I’m not at all surprised.

Missed the mode change on the OFDM 750 tonight. By the time I manually switched it was too late. I’m using version 4.1.20.

73 and BTNC < AE6LJ k

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Looks like everyone has recent vers… band must have had a glitch
BK
KG7VVN Bruno ur up 4 Comments  < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS Mindy/Doug N ORCA Ops

Wind shifted to the north today and we got a wall of smog coming down from Salt Lake I assume! I could see it coming down and swallowing the Wah Wah Mtns north of me before it engulfed us.

Sig Rprt:

NCS +4, +13 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100% FLAMP OFMD 750 100%

W1EEP +9 db KBD 100%
WA7HHE +7 db KBD 100%
KR7KR +19 db KBD 100%
KS6M +3 db KBD 100%
W6DLW +5 db KBD 100%
KJ7VGV +8, +11 db KBD 100%
AE6LJ -2 db KBD 100%
WB7TZD -9 db KBD 100%
N7SDC +6, +10 db KBD 100%
KJ7BHK -2 db KBD 100%
W7WSV +9, +21 db KBD 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane !   73

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Darn big city smog! Hope you get a shift in the wind or some rain.
Great report Bruno… tnx!
BK

Over to Steve N7SDC 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA  NCS < de N7SDC    Fldigi 4.1.20

Nice to have the wind slow down a little here.  I was afraid my antenna was going to blow away.  AT lest the snow  is gone and I don’t have to brush snow off my solar panels.

I have 3 dif Macro sets 1: Idaho Ares/Races, 1: ORCA, and 1 WDN

I also have the “save Macro” Macro button.

Did I get the “VER” right?

Thanks again for providing this training net.  Great job

73s

de N7SDC

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

UR macro proficient! Yes, u got the version right!
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments  < W7ZAP

ORCA < K7KY

Thanks to everyone for the orderly ck-in tonite. It makes acknowledging you and compiling the Roster much easier. It also help when you ck-in with ORCA Ck-In Protocol as nearly everyone does.

CALLSIGN
CALLSIGN QNX
CALLSIGN,NAME,QTH,QNX  (1st Ck-In only)

In tough condx, send ur CALLSIGN twice. Brief and Concise! Thanks…

If you’re sending more than that on one line, please revise your macro or download our Ck-In macros @ the website. If we need more info, we’ll ask.
Thanks for helping us manage an orderly net (-:

I appreciate Brad WA7HHE’s comments about digital operations being fun. We’re having fun working with all of you to run a useful training net. Working with you is a pleasure, every week. Thanks for your supporrt and participation.

FLDIGI Version 4.1.20 supports OFDM.      < Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Nice comments Doug… you caught me… I had to scroll back up and read what u said!
BK
Whew! That was a busy & fast net. Thanks to all of you for ur participation & making ORCA what it is.
We sure enjoy this project and the friendships it’s allowed us to make.
BK

R there follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Any Comments by Monitors or Lurkers?  Late Ck-Ins?  Come Now w/Pre-Tone
After closing, we’ll FILL or CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations. < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-06T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

2014L – 0314Z
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
Sending Pic:140×140;  < W7ZAP   73  Mindy W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Monitor’s Session
First, we’ll make a short Roster. Pse Pre-Tone.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the ADVANCED Exercise.
When called, send your file or state your need.
< K7KY/NCS

No business 4 the Monitor’s Session??  < K7KY

No problem…   we wrapped the main net in 45min tonight   maybe a record for 37 Ops
on the Roster   OK cu next week  73 4 now  Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

Net Reports

27/SEPT/22 Report

27/SEPT/22 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/Sep/22 Check-In/Rotation Check-ins: 24 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA __K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX KS6M John Oakland,CA __W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ [...]

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

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9455 kHz
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