05/SEP/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/sep/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out
N7AY Calvin Middleton,ID
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
AL7BX George Escalante,UT portable in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR relay
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Another abbreviated net tonight. We’re still operating with the field HF station and our home antenna. I ran 50w tonight. With two stations operating so close together, we normally run 35w each. That’s usually sufficient to connect most members reliably. Some nights, condx are such that 100w wouldn’t help. I could just hear George AL7BX, portable in Escalante.UT, but not well enough to connect.

Gene W1EEP is the only station I couldn’t fill. He copied the test image better than traffic.

RX: W1EEP  UT

Our Humboldt friends are at ARC meetings tonight, but we still ck-in 13 stations. We processed one simple msg in FLAMP tonight, filling all but one station. At least we got a bit of digital traffic practice. We hope to be back to normal ORCA ops by next Tuesday. Fire outlook in improving with better WX. Possibility of light rain today and tomorrow. Thanks for your concern and support. We really appreciate you. CU next week. 73 Doug K7KY

Thurs 07sep17 Update: In spite of light rain, wind has driven the fire beyond Southern firelines. Now, 2.5mi away. Too soon to relax.

——— Net Log ————

Test – de N7AY

N7AY de WA7HHE good print into Cedar City Utah

Thanks, good copy here too. de N7AY

N7AY de WA7HHE should be a good net tonight.

I’m in two nets at once – a bit challanging. hi hi de N7AY

u are a better multi-tasker than I am de wa7hhe

oth are slow digital nets so not too difficult. de N7AY

K7KY *** TUNING *** < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early check-ins for brief net < K7KY

K7KY K7KY

Last station agn pse I think we have more winmor tonight.. < K7KY

K7

I only C my callsign agn with ur call pse < K7KY

K7KY K7KY

de KD7CL KD7CL

Craig

0218Z

Riverton, Or

Long wire <25 watts>

No traffic No traffic in & out

<73>

GE Craig tu in& out tonight < K7KY

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP gE Gene tu < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET N6hoZpRicnöf ¯s#o¡U

Bad plasma TV interference here tonight.

Out at 8pm, please.

de N6IET K

N6IET < K7KY GE Rick… out @ 2000l tu also, we’re working thru WINMOR traffic on freq… tu < K7KY

K6ETA K6ETA GE steve tu < K7KY

K7KY DE WA7HHE GOOD SEE YOUR BACK UP 100%

WA7HHE < K7KY Tnx Brad almost 100% anyway… tu for ck-in < K7KY

pbx in escalante state park utah portable in & out de kg7pbx

K7KY < K6ETA

Doug is your filter narrow? KBHOH did a visual up

< K6ETA

KB7HOH & KG7PBX Steve & Linda cked in&out tu BREAK K6ETA Tnx Steve I did see him just a bit slow still tu BREAK any more early ck-ins? < K7KY

Name (call): Calvin (N7AY)

QTH: Middleton, ID (DN13rq)

TX PWR: 100W

SRC PWR: Battery

Traffic: None

Status: QRU

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N7AY GE Calvin tnx for ck-in < K7KY

K7KY < AG7RV

AG7RCOdw7ek Reno, NV in&out in&out.

AG7RV < K7KY GE Dick tnx for ck-in in&out tonight < K7KY

<K7KY> <K7KY>

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

N7AY Calvin Middleton,ID

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR relay

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

09/05/2017 19:30 PDT

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

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

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

Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

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

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) B/W Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No practice traffic? No problem. 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

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to have u back.

N7SND < K7KY Larry I hv very poor copy on you tonight we’l see how it goes… tu for ck-in < K7KY

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George in UT agn pse < K7KY

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WA7HHE < K7KY Brad if u cpy George in UT pse tell him he’s in&out if you can say his call tu < K7KY

DE WA7HHE RELAY AL7BX IN ESCALANTE UTAH PORTABLE IN AND OUT LISTENING

All ORCA pse stand by a moment BREAK < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start

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

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20170609023931

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:493 ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/sep/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13

Stations:

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

N7AY Calvin Middleton,ID

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

AL7BX George Escalante,UT portable in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR relay

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 3CEE][WRAP:end]

… end

All ORCA Although I sent the regular preamble, this willl be another brief net tonight… We are still dealing with most of ouir stuff stored

elsewhere and using the one field station. No regular FLAMP exercise or Traffic round tonight… I’ll send a short txt file in FLAMP so we

will have at least a bit of digital exercise & practice tonight… after the file, I’l take REPORTS as we usually do by roundtable using the

roster… here we go..

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 E7CE>{3D42}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 38 A930>{3D42}20170906015959:ChetcoBarFire.txt

<ID 30 F1C6>{3D42}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub

<SIZE 15 6E98>{3D42}751 10 80

<DATA 88 568E>{3D42:1}Chetco Bar Fire @ NCS, Update

We’re still at L1 evac’ order. Yesterday was an

<DATA 88 9846>{3D42:2}other hot windy day with major fire activity. More evacuations on W, E, & NW fi

<DATA 88 3B60>{3D42:3}refronts. Fire lines held on S front above us, 5mi. Too soon to begin moving stu

<DATA 88 0FDA>{3D42:4}ff back home, but not nearly as stressful as moving out last week. Still smoky &

<DATA 88 B7AB>{3D42:5} dark. Firefighters and equipment everywhere in Brookings/Harbor. WX predicted

<DATA 88 BC6B>{3D42:6}to improve over the next few days with possibility of light rain. And, thundersh

<DATA 88 377C>{3D42:7}owers )-: This fire started by lightning.

Thanks again for your concern and goo

<DATA 88 6571>{3D42:8}d wishes. We hope to re-establish our radio stations for ORCA next Tuesday. Our

<DATA 88 57EF>{3D42:9} field station is doing OK using the regular antenna, but we miss our usual stat

<DATA 40 BBCA>{3D42:10}ions.

Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

<CNTL 10 B539>{3D42:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1535>{3D42: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 …

W1EEP

W1EEP

File : ChetcoBarFire.txt

<MISSING 10 6E42>{3D42}1 6

DE W1EEP K

N6IET

(ftse°nuE N6IET

File : ChetcoBarFire.txt

<MISSING 15 2EC0>{3D42}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

K6ETA

K6ETA

WA7HHE

WA7HHE

File : ChetcoBarFire.txt

<MISSING 15 2EC0>{3D42}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

N7AY

I’m QRU, thanks … de N7AY

N7SND

DE N7SND

File : ChetcoBarFire.txt

<MISSING 15 2EC0>{3D42}CONFIRMED

DE N7SND K

WA7HHE Brad pse relay blocks 1 & 6 to Gene W1EEP tu W7ZAP < K7KY

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 88 568E>{3D42:1}Chetco Bar Fire @ NCS, Update

We’re still at L1 evac’ order. Yesterday was an

<DATA 88 BC6B>{3D42:6}to improve over the next few days with possibility of light rain. And, thundersh

<CNTL 10 B539>{3D42:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1535>{3D42:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ChetcoBarFire.txt

<MISSING 10 6E42>{3D42}1 6

DE W1EEP K

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ChetcoBarFire.txt

<MISSING 15 2EC0>{3D42}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 E7CE>{3D42}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 88 568E>{3D42:1}Chetco Bar Fire @ NCS, Update

We’re still at L1 evac’ order. Yesterday was an

<DATA 88 BC6B>{3D42:6}to improve over the next few days with possibility of light rain. And, thundersh

<CNTL 10 B539>{3D42:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1535>{3D42:EOT}

DE K7KY K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ChetcoBarFire.txt

<MISSING 10 6E42>{3D42}1 6

DE W1EEP K

W1EEP < K7KY Gene we can fill this file after net if u like BREAK

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

All ORCA now we’ll run a Comment round beginning with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP RR Doug just glad you and Mindy are OK we are fine with the short net keep your spirits up and all will be great. Don’t worrry about the fills tonight. Thanks for all you do. 73’s to all.

W1EEP RR Gene tnx for your thoughts and support BREAK just enough time for Rick N6IET < K7KY

ORCA de N6IET

Tnx fer doing the net Doug and Mindy! You’re punching through the intermittent plasma TVI.

Rig is IC-735 running 35 watts to a Hustler MO3 “sideways vertical” off my balcony wall.

My FT-857 balcony rig is at Yaesu for repair of 70cm transmitter problem (no pwr output).

That’s all that’s fit to print!

73 de Rick N6IET SK

N6IET < K7KY FB Rick good signal from balcony tonight I’m delighted to overamp a plasma TV (-: BREAK over to Steve K6ETA < K7KY

Brad may be juggling other

Steve may be working more nets tonight we’ll move on to Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

These REAL emergencies are why we do all this stuff, no? Keep your chins

up and know the experience, though exhausting, is valuable!

< K6ETA

K6ETA Sorry, Steve I doubled with ur first words pse come agn.. < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Hi Doug and Mindy,

First of all, kudos for your stellar field station. You’re peaking +20 here!

Hang in there with the fires… the good news is all that thick undergrowth

is getting cleared out for future seasons! Fingers crossed for you two

and again, please don’t hesitate to ask if you need anything.

These REAL emergencies are why we do all this stuff, no? Keep your chins

up and know the experience, though exhausting, is valuable!

< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve…. ur absolutely right this has been a very effective for Mindy & I nothing like the real threat of

losing ur house and stuff thank you for all your support we really appreciate all our radio friends We didn’t really know how

many we have until this event. BREAK now to Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

de Wa7hhe-From band conditions.com

ALERT CONDITION: ROMEO ( RED )

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – 01:46 GMT – UPDATE # 4

OPERATIONAL FORECAST. – GEOMAGNETIC FIELD. The geomagnetic field is expected to start off at quiet to unsettled levels on day

one (06 Sep). G3 (Strong) geomagnetic storm levels are likely by mid-to-late day with the arrival of the 04 CME. G3 conditions are again

likely into day two (07 Sep) due to ongoing CME effects. Day three (08 Sep) is expected to be at mostly active levels with a chance for

G1 (Minor) storm levels being reached due to the onset of a recurrent, negative polarity CH HSS, and any residual CME effects. .-

SOLAR ACTIVITY. Solar activity is expected to be at moderate to high levels over the next three days (06-08 Sep), mostly due to the

flare potential and recent history of Region 2673. Radio blackouts reaching the R1-R2 (Minor-Moderate) levels are expected for the next

three days (06-08 Sep), with a chance for R3 (Strong) radio blackouts.

WA7HHE < K7KY Tnx, Brad very good info for radio folks we were just reading about it a few houirs ago.. nice we missed that window tonight BREAK next is Larry N7SND < K7KY

K7KY de N7SND I thought it was a good net tonight. The band was up. Great to have u back, Doug. I was able to get some bugs work out. Wish u the very best outcome <N7SND> K <RX>

N7SND < K7KY Tu Larry nice to get rid of the bugs (-: good signal tonight BREAK

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

All ORCA I thought I would have done better with FLAMP tonight and fill every station on one go, but still missed Gene W1EEP in UT

usually, I rin only 35w, but tonight with only one radio running I can run what I want… so 50w tonight are there any more comments

for the net before we close? < K7KY

Thanks again for your support and patience with sketchy net.. we hope be back to normal (net normal

anyway) next week hope to work with you again then 73 & GN Doug K7KY

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