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ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/July/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA late ck-in
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Nuts! I lost the entire Net Report while cutting and pasting. 2nd time too. Closing the editor with copy on the clipboard clears the clipboard in Office Libra/Linux. Now, I’ve forgotten what I said. Anyway, 80m is still difficult these days. UT Ops were left out again tonight.

Our plan to extend ORCA locally on VHF is on hold. Our ARC suddenly announced their own VHF digital training net in the same time slot, beginning next week. A surprise, but not a bad one, actually. Mindy & I are busy enough with ORCA HF and ARC Webmasters . It’s much easier to participate in a digital net than to run one. We and the ARC have similar goals, but different strategies. We both recognize the need for training and practice.

The file I sent during Traffic, ‘ORCAtemplate.213T’, goes in your Template folder. In Linux, this file goes here:  /owner/.nbems/ics/templates/
In Windows: owner/nbems.files/ics/templates/

Here’s the optional exercise for next week: In FLMSG open an ICS-213 form, Go to Templates, and load, ‘ORCAtemplate.213T’, follow the instructions on the Originator tab, enter your reply on the Responder tab, and return the message to NCS during Traffic using FLAMP.

A bit complicated; you would normally create and save Templates in FLMSG and not add it to the Template folder manually. Anyway, it’s good practice for working in the PC file structure and handling traffic housekeeping chores. We want to introduce Templates and begin using them in practice. They can save lots of typing and time.

Steve K6ETA reported nearly perfect print of the ORCA image in Petaluma,CA, but it didn’t print well in UT. Eureka,CA Ops had better results.

RX: KE6SLS CA RX: KB6NN CA

Thanks for practicing with us tonight. We hope to work with you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ——————–

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

de KD7CL KD7CL

Craig

0221Z

Riverton, Or

Long wire <25 watts>

in & out

<73>

KD7CL GE Craig tu for the ck-in ur in&out maybe we can do a bit of fldigi this week..?? < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP The band is not to good put me IN&OUT Please

W1EEP UR right, Gene very noisy band here S-8 and unusal for us… tu for ck-in hope nxt wk is better ur in&out 73 <

K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

K6ETA GE Steve my filter was so tight I couldn’t read ur call ur on the log tu BREAK GE Jaye ur on the log too.. tu < K7KY

rg tu Doug. I’m gonna chk in with Mendo then be back.

de ke6sls k

Noise level is av erage here.

KA7FOO Doug Reno

KA7FOO

KA7FOO GE Doug yes very noisy hr too S-8 worse than usual for us.. tnx for ck-in BREAK any more ck0

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 11 JulyOops! tapping the windows key by mistake sets off the macro… < K7KY

ORCA de N6IET N6IET

Out at 8pm, please.

de N6IET

N6IET RR Rick ur out @ 2000 tu < K7KY

kk6rky>>>kk6rky>>>Good Evening Orca from Erik in Trinity Center CA

de kk6rky k

KK6RKY GE Erik ur on the log tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

All ORCA I’ve a problem with the early ck-in macro here’s the early list i hope

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

07/11/2017 19:33 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

Mindy W7ZAP conducts weekly FLAMP exercise

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No practice traffic? No Worries. 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

K7KY < AG7RV

AG7RV AG7RV Dick Reno, NV In&Out In&Out

AG7RV RR Dick tu for ck-in ur in&out 73 BREAK any more ck-ins? < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.2

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20171207023802

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:364 ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/July/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 10

Stations:

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum F211][WRAP:end]

… end

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 11 July 2017

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex31.txt’, an optional FLMSG

& FLAMP exercise using ICS-213 form. Return your file in FLAMP to NCS

during TRAFFIC, or send your own practice message, or QRU.

For the Triton 32 exercise, we used FLMSG Templates to reduce typing

and speed up msg handling. See Mindy W7ZAP’s traffic this evening.

Also during Traffic, I’ll send an FLMSG Template file we’ll use next

week. Please add this Template file to your OS before our next net.

The Template file, ‘ORCAtemplate.213T’,goes in:

Linux: /owner/.nbems/ics/templates

Windows: /owner/nbems.files/ics/templates

Mac: ?, I don’t know

NEXT WEEK: We will use this ICS-213 Template in our weekly exercise.

After opening FLMSG ICS-213 form, you will LOAD this template from

the ICS-213 Template menu. Complete the instructions and send the

file to NCS during TRAFFIC using FLAMP.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

All ORCA Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP over to Mindy < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 AC8D>{D6D2}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 40A3>{D6D2}20170711050227:ex31.txt

<ID 26 B234>{D6D2}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 793D>{D6D2}369 6 64

<DATA 72 478C>{D6D2:1}OPTIONAL: FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, cr

<DATA 72 5D67>{D6D2:2}eate an ICS-213 file named, ‘URCALL_ex31.213’. Copy the followi

<DATA 72 67A2>{D6D2:3}ng question to the new file and enter your answers.

What model

<DATA 72 97E7>{D6D2:4}radio do u use for digital and how do you set ALC?

In FLAMP, s

<DATA 72 C68D>{D6D2:5}end this file to NCS during TRAFFIC, or send your own practice m

<DATA 57 9CD6>{D6D2:6}sg or QRU.

On the TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 7D8D>{D6D2:EOF}

<CNTL 10 DD81>{D6D2:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

K7KY de AG7RV

sk sk

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 …

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex31.txt

<MISSING 15 544E>{D6D2}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : ex31.txt

<MISSING 15 544E>{D6D2}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO

File : ex31.txt

<MISSING 15 544E>{D6D2}CONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

KA7FOO

N6IET

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 C8B2>{D6D2}PREAMBLE

DE N6IET K

KK6RKY

DE kk6rky

File : ex31.txt

<MISSING 15 544E>{D6D2}CONFIRMED

DE kk6rky K

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex31.txt

<MISSING 15 544E>{D6D2}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 AC8D>{D6D2}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 40A3>{D6D2}20170711050227:ex31.txt

<ID 26 B234>{D6D2}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 793D>{D6D2}369 6 64

<CNTL 10 7D8D>{D6D2:EOF}

<CNTL 10 DD81>{D6D2:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

N6IET

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 C8B2>{D6D2}PREAMBLE

DE N6IET K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Changing to MFSK16 for fill… < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 AC8D>{D6D2}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 40A3>{D6D2}20170711050227:ex31.txt

<ID 26 B234>{D6D2}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 793D>{D6D2}369 6 64

<CNTL 10 7D8D>{D6D2:EOF}

<CNTL 10 DD81>{D6D2:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : ex31.txt

<MISSING 15 544E>{D6D2}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

K7KY < W7ZAP

OK all net members filled the blocks BTU NCS < W7ZAP

W7ZAP TU Mindy that went better than I expected with the band so noisy tonight… BREAK

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

Before Traffic round I’ll resend the roster as I forgot to note AG7RV is in&out tonight < K7KY

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.2

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20171207025232

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:371 ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/July/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 10

Stations:

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum C4F2][WRAP:end]

… end

We’ll call the active stations for Traffic beginning with Steve < K7KY

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 0BE4>{7439}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 2AB6>{7439}20170712024902:K6ETA-ex31.213

<ID 29 891D>{7439}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 0E05>{7439}493 7 80

<DESC 21 3DE3>{7439}Routine Traffic

<DATA 88 66EA>{7439:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGdXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzNdcVfWIn9e3qtmHaa

<DATA 88 5676>{7439:2}q28J+dtsKZuaMiiHdtgKv8Wvi45/YO1FT08eoZNfwUgIAY09sa2ucEOdk5m3VhkTVWnYT4ztDD943TlE

<DATA 88 9F14>{7439:3}2r9rg1+GQfjFK9vTWuGWGASM40OoY9KoJVcAHfuYbuqp2kvO5/llk0VZ8hyjAyWyr02g7pip9decB4Op

<DATA 88 3C2B>{7439:4}XNKqa/bM4My/acFPjfVdn6Xv1i4b8z+uHnYJyD1FJKySikC42ayBgoVhSIbzqijX4l7MgNmma2vGwr6L

<DATA 88 15ED>{7439:5}s0kJUf9ih/v4tFuKLWuxcDvwYBiQvaLtNoTZdLOyMH1i2q0J+yOLDCWIsms6m5BV7HMA8dq/x/OhxTkI

<DATA 88 1126>{7439:6}y9xniTZ7AINJC2VoT9DGKN52WWydlLRlhTyu8kigO/pFAQdyZMfhRkeScYAQz9BQCu+4TAEMnq53f4GA

<DATA 21 2892>{7439:7}A==

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 EA7B>{7439:EOF}

<CNTL 10 4A77>{7439:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : K6ETA-ex31.213

<MISSING 15 35AA>{7439}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K6ETA TU Steve somehow the phantom macro filter notched out ur callsign when I called u BREAK KE6SLS Jaye ur next <

K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

rgreg, TU Doug. darn, qsb must have made flamp loose Steve, it looked like

perfect or near perfect on wf / fldigi, but flamp didn’t take it. bugger.

Here’s my tfc

NCS DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 3D52>{A78C}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 41 A0F3>{A78C}20170712024736:ke6sls_ex31_213..txt

<ID 31 049F>{A78C}ke6sls Eureka, California

<SIZE 15 0E35>{A78C}202 2 128

<DATA 136 6EC8>{A78C:1}

What model radio do u use for digital and how do you set ALC?

I use a Kenwood 570DG. On this rig, I can leave ALC metered f

<DATA 82 10EC>{A78C:2}ull time.

YES, I do look at it often during digi work!

TU, de ke6sls k

<CNTL 10 C7C4>{A78C:EOF}

<CNTL 10 67C8>{A78C:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ke6sls_ex31_213..txt

<MISSING 15 82B6>{A78C}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KE6SLS TU Jaye ur guys are very sharp tonight… BREAK next is Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

W7ZAP DE KA7FO¦PROG 18 0C79>{FF42}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 89E9>{FF42}20170712024658:KA7FOO-ex31.213

<ID 28 53EE>{FF42}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09

<SIZE 14 71E6>{FF42}417 7 64

<DATA 72 F5C1>{FF42:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFOXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS9k9m0qn0Dpq/fpoe

<DATA 72 FADE>{FF42:2}LFRSSEYoOxrO9x9B+bF+PSzRbPd6tdYvGwIkAOqjiQkmvXN8imiD1jJu9zmGKKJp

<DATA 72 A6DF>{FF42:3}6a/FA3aJLM1PBEAYHLmZOe5ALbxkvdIiU3j9WsBraQV6rUl7QIQQMMIlGWDSgLFq

<DATA 72 1797>{FF42:4}sPR+vR4HfF2+3SW+tkFzhoBcDNu+XiUh4SVmjjthh7ia3YwY0BqILvZN/s11mKKv

<DATA 72 4693>{FF42:5}w+t+bziU1DZWJHLSeEJaSOP4kKVljDncw0cNSpwG22JbhnCK1UT65UAumpXpuc+Y

<DATA 72 2423>{FF42:6}AfXbsHKZ4P6HhAcA+rz2Y0DUtqO1xP9BgkGNk4jtpKh7DinTmBgYb9GdcHDv4TmJ

<DATA 41 E53C>{FF42:7}rB59AJuwdi9bjoLy/oqWsA=

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 FEE2>{FF42:EOF}

<CNTL 10 5EEE>{FF42:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : KA7FOO-ex31.213

<MISSING 15 D9B3>{FF42}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KA7FOO very good, Doug ur signal is just above the S8 bg noise, but printed perfectly BREAK over to Erik KK6RKY < K7KY

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:hdr_fm:22

kk6rky 20171207030248

:hdr_ed:22

kk6rky 20171207024734

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:mg:1133 DX via the International Space Station APRS

In Feb Jerry, W8LR, from Ohio contacted me about trying a scheduled QSO using the APRS digipeater on the ISS. Unfortunately, my QTH is surrounded by mountains and low angle satellite operations are not possible.

Recently, I found an easterly facing spot on a nearby ridge where the horizon only about 3 degrees. This spot is about a 20 min drive from home. In my first test of the location, I found that I could be digipeated down to about 3 degrees and this would, theoretically, provide about 1 minute of overlap.

This Monday we made our first scheduled QSO, both operating portable from positions with good low angle horizons. I was using my Icom 7100, which has 50W on 2 m, an Elk log periodic antenna mounted on a Portable Rotation El/Az rotator. W8LR was using a Kenwood TH-D72A HT with about 5 W output and an Arrow II hand held Yagi antenna. We made our QSO and had about 1 min 19 sec

of overlap spanning a distance of about 3252 km (2020 miles). This exceeds the previous VHF ISS digipeater record by about 200 miles! We submitted our documentation to AMSAT for verification.

[WRAP:chksum E692][WRAP:end]

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KK6RKY Hey, Wow! quite a story, Erik very nice work I hope uv got the record… I used to talk to MIR by packet years ago satellites are very fun… tu for great story… BREAK over to Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_Triton32.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.2

:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20171207030612

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20170507004123

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:mg:940 For Operation Pathfinder Triton 32 we anticipated 100+ digital messages. Local Amateurs were stationed at the Brookings EOC and the St. Tim’s CCP (Casualty Collection Point), both FLDIGI stations. I was preparing to be the 2m digital Relay from my home station. All traffic would use the ICS 213. All our traffic during the exercise began and ended with “THIS IS AN EXERCISE”.

FLMSG TEMPLATES

Much of form filling would be repetitive text . We expected contacts like these:

EOC > KJ7JOY (CCP)

EOC > W7ZAP (Relay)

KJ7JOY > EOC

I filled out a form for each pair, saved it as a Template, and named them intuitively, (KJ7JOY>EOC.213T). To load a template in FLMSG, select Form > ICS > ICS213. Then select Template > Load and select desired template. In an emergency situation, it will be important to

make templates on the fly. Like macros, they certainly cut down on repetitive typing and allow for better organization and efficiency.

[WRAP:chksum 45C5][WRAP:end]

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W7ZAP Tu Mindy BREAK

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

I nearly forgot, I hv traffic tonight too.. this file is a ICS-213 Template and we’ll use it next week.. put this file in your OS Linux Ops:

owner/nbems.fldigi/ics/templates & Win Ops: owner/ aw nuts… it’s in the exercise and I’ve inverted the address here here comes the file < K7KY

<STX>ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 A2FB>{3C4E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 38 25F6>{3C4E}20170711194037:ORCAtemplate.213T

<ID 30 B0CE>{3C4E}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub

<SIZE 14 79C9>{3C4E}437 7 64

<DESC 44 61C3>{3C4E}Add this file to: /nbems/ics/templates

<DATA 72 51B8>{3C4E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGNXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS9k9m0qn0Dpv9JNzS

<DATA 72 EA48>{3C4E:2}gNS8KI7uFs/d8VoM/DFuECdTpLskx9ida4fdPPHIGIqcTFdTjqv0lzq4XY78jUUe

<DATA 72 F3EB>{3C4E:3}4ZNWysLJm7gSZL4tSDNmpFelfD23+hyAVr4ocXSsP3rgTNY6CRxhMSRe9p7kAV2T

<DATA 72 748C>{3C4E:4}bbwKUR/zdUDDst/PLtW3O+C74xQEd22sm+WFSDgXY5Jylj9m7UbMsZKgjyp9LR2l

<DATA 72 2F8E>{3C4E:5}CJjo4K7M54GL2oFfmZeX09HdcXrXFQNMxZ6F+6NoxxYe44Pg5JsISAklrB67uixE

<DATA 72 7260>{3C4E:6}13B6Ggql3AqYveV6/6a6+z8U82zehxQW8TAu0QLqK8IN0zadgIuR512jY1q3bOHQ

<DATA 61 6B1E>{3C4E:7}CXdnkuSwkIyt9c+auSpmd/PJuehYP0a6V9MUp4Hiw==

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 D472>{3C4E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 747E>{3C4E:EOT}

DE K7KY K

I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN (wait for prompt). Press the FLAMP

REPORT Button or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ORCAtemplate.213T

<MISSING 15 DC7B>{3C4E}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : ORCAtemplate.213T

<MISSING 15 DC7B>{3C4E}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO

File : ORCAtemplate.213T

<MISSING 15 DC7B>{3C4E}CONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

KK6RKY

DE kk6rky

File : ORCAtemplate.213T

<MISSING 15 DC7B>{3C4E}CONFIRMED

DE kk6rky K

W7ZAP

DE W7ZAP

File : ORCAtemplate.213T

<MISSING 15 DC7B>{3C4E}CONFIRMED

DE W7ZAP K

Thanks for your focus and attention these FLAMP messages go very quickly these days… BREAK

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

The Comment round begins with Steve K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

I didn’t bother to fill out a detailed signal report because

everyone was 10+ s/n and the ORCA image was absolutely flawless.

Thanks as always Doug and Mindy! You two have this net humming along quite smoothly!

73 de K6ETA

Steve in Petaluma, CA

Sonoma ACS, Marin RACES, VHF/HF Winlink Sysop, BPQ BBS on 3 VHF frequencies, Igate.

Running all on battery/solar using Linux

K7KY < K6ETA

K6ETA RR Steve tu for the flowers Mindy & I definitely enjoy working with all of you and the net run so well because of the Ops who practice with every week nice station and task list too.. BREAK over to Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

oops

Orca de ke6sls here’s my comments:

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:hdr_fm:22

ke6sls 20171207031936

:hdr_ed:22

ke6sls 20171207031936

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:mg:1467 ARS ke6sls <Jaye> In Eureka! <Myrtletown> California. I’m using a low, short inverted dipole with about 30 watts of RF power

tonight.

QRO to 50 watts for flmsg comments.

k7ky s9 w/qsb, 12db, p3, flmsg 100%, flamp 100%

AG7RV nc :(

w7zap s9, 15db, did u switch up antennas? flamp 100%, flmsg 100% good work on exercise guys!

n6ieg s7, -3db, 100%

k6eta s7 w/qsb, 6db, flamp 0?! Grrr

KA7FOO s6 <noise floor> -10db, flamp unassigned

KK6RKY s7, -2db, flmsg 100%, nice ISS work bro!

whew, tough night. Got home a bit early, then started right into my ceiling/wall cleaning exercise. Ceilings were last cleaned about 25 years ago, way before I moved in! lots of labor but the smell of clean bleach kind of seems nice!

The bands have been really rotten last few weeks. At least we have sort of decent propogation for the ORCA net. The morning nets are really hard copy now-a-days.

Wow, after I sent my tfc, I nuked my stir fry dinner from last night. Wow, I was HUNGRY!

Have had really nice wx here lately with full blue skies. Nice knowing my batteries are charged fully when I come home after work!

Ya know, we date ourselves when we use phrases like “ah NUTS” or “If I had a wooden nickle” :) Furthermore, we’re lucky too! Ever say to someone “How’s Tricks”? !!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said that and heard “what?????” !!

Hope everyone has a GREAT week. Enjoyed the ORCA net as usual. Good work Doug/Mindy, and TU!

de Jaye, ke6sls

k

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KE6SLS FB Jaye… good to know someone who does ceilings & nice report too.. BREAK Doug KA7FOO is up next… < K7KY

Excellent copy of the ORCA Pix!

Traffic received :

K6ETA 100%

KE6SLS 100%

N6IET 0%

KK6RKY 0%

Running about 50 Watts tonight.

Antenna is a tri-band common fed dipole with

apex at 15 foot, ends on 6 foot wooden fenc.

Two (2) new fires yesterday and today.

All total over 100,000 acres burnt in Northern Nevada.

But only a couple structures!!

Thanks for running the net.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO RR Doug good the fires are not bothering too many people I hope u get them totall out soon… BREAK KK6RKY Erik ur turn for comments..

< K7KY

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:mg:631 Net Notes 7/11/17

Icom 7100, 50 W

OCF Dipole Antenna

Band Conditions: Some QRN

Test Image: Very clean

Rotation List FLMSG +18 dB 100%

Announcements +18 dB 100% copy

FLAMP + 20 dB 100%

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA +12 dB FLAMP 100%

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA FLAMP 100%

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV +2 dB FLAMP 100%

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR +9 dB FLMSG 100%

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS +13 dB FLAMP 100%

Thanks to Doug, Mindy and All Orca for another great net!

73,

Erik

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KK6RKY TU Erik… I think u can tell Mindy & I really enjoy working with u all and the net is as much fun for me as being a firefighter years ago when we practiced every other week… Practice makes perfect (-: BREAK next for comments is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

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:mg:868 35w 160ft doublet @ 80ft (Doug’s Antenna)

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KD7CL 100% copy KBD (S7) s/n=16dB

W1EEP 100% copy KBD (S1) s/n=6dB

K6ETA 100% copy KBD, WFid, FLAMP (S9 +10) s/n=11dB

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD, WFid, FLAMP (S9 +10) s/n=8dB

KA7FOO 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) s/n=12dB

N6IET 100% copy KBD (S9) s/n=4dB

KK6RKY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S7) s/n=9dB

AG7RV 100% copy KBD (S1)

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

Tough band condx with high noise level. Good thing I used Doug’s ant tonight (can’t sneak that by you Jaye!). The signal reports are based on his ant too. Good print on everyone, even with my wire tuned for Doug’s ant. Great report from KK6RKY Erik about DX QSO via ISS digipeater… Congratulation on the distance record! Very cool achievment. Great to see all on the WF tonight and hope to see you

again soon.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

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W7ZAP Tnx Mindy & I’m wondering about u using my ant when u list it a 160′ short by 20′ next week u will have to pay more (-: BREAK

any further comments for the net? < K7KY

any last minute ck-ins? < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 07/11/2017 20:31 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 < K7KY

TU Doug! That was fun. I thought I heard another station tunning just before you signed off.

c u guys next week if not earlier!

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS RR Jaye thanks for your participation and support.. uv been with us almost since the beginning around 4yrs now cu next time and I’ll look for a late ck-in tu 73 < K7KY

Did I miss a late ORCA ck-in? come now pse… < K7KY

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03/DEC/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Dec/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 23 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA in&out W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


International SATERN Digital Net transmits digital text, images, and FLAMP files via remote HF station. NCS and Net Manager is Ken Standard AD5XJ.

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.065 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


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

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

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

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

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

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

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