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ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/APR/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 29
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
__KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
__KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__AB6KX Dave Corona,CA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__K3CAQ Andy Thousand Oaks,CA QNX
__KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX Relay: WB7EUX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only

80m was predicted to be quiet. We usually interpret that to mean propagation will be poor. Tonight, quiet didn’t mean a quiet band; it was noisy, but initial propagation wasn’t bad. We connected most stations easily at ck-in. By the Comment Round, condx were a bit worse and some stations weren’t printing perfectly. Still, the net went briskly and we took REPORTS and CONFIRMED files for two stations in the after-net Monitor’s session. Mark KA7ULD in Helena,MT tried to ck-in, but he wasn’t heard. If you hear a station we don’t acknowledge, please relay them in. Although they’re not likely to participate, we’d like to log them. Next week, the band may accommodate them.

Tonight we Welcomed three new stations, Dave KF7ZIY in Vancouver,WA, John KL7RI in Reno,NV, and Andy K3CAQ in Thousand Oaks,CA. We’ve welcomed quite a few new Ops lately; maybe the spring air. Maybe the state of the world. In any case, we’re happy to welcome these stations aboard. While training and practicing to support EMCOMM, we’re also establishing a solid network of experienced digital Operators. Our nets also serve the Amateur Radio community.

Seven stations participated in the FLAMP Exercise tonight. Two modes were extravagant for band condx. PSK-500R and -250R were really optimistic. Neither mode did well, but one station, John KS6M in Oakland,CA CONFIRMED the file with one pass of PSK-500R @ 440wpm. Brad WA7HHE decoded the Preamble and a couple blocks. Everyone else missed it entirely, or REPORTED missing the Preamble which usually means missing much more. PSK-250R added a couple blocks, but no one CONFIRMED. The last pass in MFSK-32 CONFIRMED all six remaining stations. Even in adverse condx, a fast narrow mode works on a good path.

A reminder to all: The weekly FLAMP Exercise is limited to eight stations. This keeps our nets from running too long. Time is limited and we have stations in three time zones. If you want to work the FLAMP Exercise, it’s best to ck-in early. When we fill eight slots, we assign an astrik (*) to Active stations at ck-in, ie: K6ETA*. The * stations are NOT called for the FLAMP Exercise or Traffic Round, but participate in Comments as usual.

If you’ve been working ORCA for a few months or longer, you can ignore our comments to incoming Ops. You’re doing a great job. The example you’re setting is the model incoming Ops will emulate. It’s sometimes still astonishing how quickly some Ops complete the Advanced FLAMP Exercise. Some are so fast it seems they’re waiting for us to call; we’re slowing them down (-:

From our perspective at NCS, it’s easy to see the results of regular practice. Some of our ORCA colleagues have been working the net for nearly 8yrs. Wow! If they need that much practice, they might be defective. Hardly! It’s regular and consistent practice that deeply embeds skills to muscle and memory. Practice is what enables us to perform complex tasks with precision when conditions are unstable or threatening. Practice tunes and hones our skills and keeps them sharp. The result of regular practice is clearly evident in the FLAMP Exercise. There’s a lot to do in a brief time. It requires processing a task with two or three software apps, maintaining your place in Rotation, and managing your radio station. Hats off to those who make it look like a walk-in-the-park.

We encourage new ORCA Ops to work the FLAMP Exercise and the Advanced Exercise as QNX ck-ins. Working silently at home w/o interacting w/NCS, you can take your time while learning the exercise. Key to the Exercise is tracking your position on the Roster, prepared to REPORT when NCS calls. We’re practicing to process traffic on an Emergency or Traffic net. The Exercise tasks simulate the many facets of digital traffic-handling. When you can work the FLAMP Exercise w/o issue, you’ll be very well prepared to work a busy Emergency net.

We suggest you prepare yourself for the Exercise and log in Active when you feel comfortable. You’ll know when your ready. Ready doesn’t mean you won’t make a mistake. It means you’ve done your best to prepare; mistakes happen while we learn. We try to avoid the avoidable mistakes. Welcome to a friendly and supportive digital training net.

Test images from the net:

RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #1: W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX #2: W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: KM7H Addy, WA
RX #2: KM7H Addy, WA
RX #1: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #2: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #2: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #1: KA7ULD Helena, MT
RX #2: KA7ULD Helena, MT
RX #1: K7HDX Cedar City, UT
RX #2: K7HDX Cedar City, UT
RX #2: K7DV Idaho Falls, ID

Remember these nets conducted by ORCA members:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1484, 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)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We appreciate your support and participation. We’ll look for you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

—Net Log  —
<edit: W7ZAP’s station froze when saving log… using K7KY’s log (most RX on 2nd ant)>

SO far I have the following stn:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
Thanks for the early ck-in Gene
BK

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

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de N7RBP k

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP MEDFORD OREGON IN AND OUT PSE K
de N7RBP k

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
Tnx for ck-in Bob & great signal +30
BK
Anyone else 4 early ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
Lit signal Brian but 100% copy
BK
Anyone else 4 early ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA* < W7ZAP RR Steve
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

NCS de ke6sls QNX
tu! k

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
Strong signal Jaye 73
BK
Next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

de WY7SJM WY7SJM QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
Lite copy but 100%
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

KF7ZIY DAVE VANCOUVER, WA, QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY David Vancouver,WA QNX
welcome to ORCA Dave… we ask new mbrs to monitor a few sessions to get an idea of the flow of the net b4 becoming active
Good signal to OR
BK
Next 4 early ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KF7ZIY Dave 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

W5CLE W5CLE QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
Good copy on u here Charles
BK
Next? < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS/W7ZAP < WA7HHE NET QST

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
GE Brad
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
Ur +30 Steve… great signal
BK
Next?? < NCS

NCS De N7SND Larry Cedar City, Utah QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7SND < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
Good copy on u Larry
BK
Next 4 early ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS < W6DLW Dennis QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
100% copy Dennis
BK
Looks like high b/g noise tonite
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX

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

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV David Idaho Falls\lze0 w [ Routine | 1 QST

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV < W7ZAP TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
BK
Next 4 early ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Last stn agn pse < W7ZAP

KM7H <Jim> QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KM7H < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
Got you that time Jim
BK
Next? < W7ZAP

KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
GE Ken
BK
Think there was a double… agn pse < W7ZAP

KJ7HMV Gary Reno, NV QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7HMV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
Good signal out of Reno
BK
Next? < W7ZAP

W6ADZ QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
Another good signal
BK
Next for ck-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX

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

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN < W7ZAP TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
Bk
Next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

KS6M

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M < W7ZAP QSL John
KS6M John Oakland,CA BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
BK
next? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
VidID was too hard to read… try KBD pse < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX < W7ZAP was that u on VidID?? < W7ZAP

<edit: AB6KX replied that it was not him, but to go ahead and ck him in>

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX < W7ZAP U active or QNX? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA QNX
Couldn’t copy ur last so QNX
BK
CAn anyone relay the VidID sent a few minutes ago? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
QRZ > ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Good copy Richard
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

de KB7VX/p KB7VX/p

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P < W7ZAP TU Bruce
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
Good to CU Bruce
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

K7HDX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7HDX < W7ZAP QSL Ron
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
QRZ > ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-04-06 19:30:10p 02:30:10z
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

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
L7RI John Reno, NV QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
Welcome to ORCA John
BK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

K3CAQ Andy Thousand Oaks CA QNX
de K3CAQ k

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K3CAQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K3CAQ Andy Thousand Oaks,CA QNX
Welcome Andy to ORCA…. we ask new Ops to monitor a few sessions b4 becomming active to get the flow of the net
BK
Anyone else b4 we begin?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
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 … < KB7VXÌsn

W7ZAP de KB7VX

station trying to check in, pse come agn

W7ZAP de KB7VX
nil

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P < W7ZAP Nice try Bruce
BK

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20210704023933
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20212303235152
<blankform>
:mg:919 ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/APR/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 28
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
K3CAQ Andy Thousand Oaks,CA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 3667][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex214.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP Exercise.
If you complete the ADVANCED Exercise within, send that file to NCS in the Traffic Round
in FLAMP.

Have you considered running your NBEMS apps from a Thumbdrive? Doug K7KY’s digital station has
run from a thumbdrive for more than a year w/o issue. Copying the thumbdrive makes a quick and
easy BU. Installing NBEMS apps on a Windows Thumbdrive is simple. The FLDIGI Manual used to say
this was for Windows, but now it doesn’t mention PC type. It may work for Linux and MAC, we
don’t know. If you find that it does, we’d like to know too. See FLDIGI Manual 4.1.15, Ch2.

The most frequent FLAMP Exercise error usually involves a newer ORCA Op copying the primary file
100% and immediately starting to work the ADVANCED Exercise without CONFIRMING 100% copy
when NCS calls for REPORTS. When stations ignore REPORT calls, but later send the ADVANCED file
for Traffic, it’s obvious why they didn’t reply when called to REPORT. They began working the
Advanced exercise before completing the primary. Reading and understanding the Exercise
instructions is crucial to working the Exercise correctly. See the ‘New Ops’ tab at:

QUICK-START

When you’re parsing and implementing written instructions consistently in Training sessions,
you’ll be capable and confident on a busy Emergency Net.

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/

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Over to Doug K7KY w/tonite’s FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

CONFIRM primary file to NCS b4 working the ADVANCED Exercise.

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise begins in PSK-500R, (440wpm, 500hz, 80%).
We’ll fill with PSK-250R, (220wpm, 250hz, 80%), & MFSK-32, (120wpm,
630hz). < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:46Z PSK-500R @ 1500>>
PLease standby TU < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 AC5A>{CF9B}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 268F>{CF9B}20210406230738:ex214.txt
<ID 16 A237>{CF9B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 A067>{CF9B}560 9 64
<DESC 12 A479>{CF9B}ex#214
<FILE 30 268F>{CF9B}20210406230738:ex214.txt
<ID 16 A237>{CF9B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 A067>{CF9B}560 9 64
<DESC 12 A479>{CF9B}ex#214
<DATA 72 2D74>{CF9B:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 5FA0>{CF9B:2}
—–
ADVANCED File-Manipulation Exercise

In FLMSG form I
<DATA 72 7910>{CF9B:3}CS-309, create the file URCALL_ex214.309. Make ‘Incident Name’=
<DATA 72 247E>{CF9B:4}ORCA Ex#214, make ‘Radio Op’= URCALL. Complete time/date fields.
<DATA 72 CCC7>{CF9B:5} Make ‘Net’= ORCA DIGITAL NET, make ‘Prepared by’= URCALL + date
<DATA 72 CADB>{CF9B:6}/time. On the ‘Communications Log’ Tab, list the first three(3)
<DATA 72 B44F>{CF9B:7}station on tonight’s Roster.

If you complete this Advanced
<DATA 72 C7A0>{CF9B:8}exercise, send the file to NCS in FLAMP during the Traffic Round
<DATA 56 2559>{CF9B:9}. Before sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 5E0A>{CF9B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FE06>{CF9B: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’. I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with … WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 20 82A1>{CF9B}2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DE WA7HHE K

K7DV

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 14 B66B>{CF9B}PREAMBLE
DE KG7VVN K

KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex21EFlxt
<MISSING 15 CEF1>{CF9B}CONFIRMEtn
M K

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 B66B>{CF9B}PREAMBLE
DE WB7EUX K

KB7VX/P

K7KY de KB7VX/p NO COPY

K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 14 B66B>{CF9B}PREAMBLE
DE K7HDX K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 AC5A>{CF9B}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 268F>{CF9B}20210406230738:ex214.txt
<ID 16 A237>{CF9B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 A067>{CF9B}560 9 64
<DESC 12 A479>{CF9B}ex#214
<FILE 30 268F>{CF9B}20210406230738:ex214.txt
<ID 16 A237>{CF9B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 A067>{CF9B}560 9 64
<DESC 12 A479>{CF9B}ex#214
<DATA 72 2D74>{CF9B:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 5FA0>{CF9B:2}
—–
ADVANCED File-Manipulation Exercise

In FLMSG form I
<DATA 72 7910>{CF9B:3}CS-309, create the file URCALL_ex214.309. Make ‘Incident Name’=
<DATA 72 247E>{CF9B:4}ORCA Ex#214, make ‘Radio Op’= URCALL. Complete time/date fields.
<DATA 72 CCC7>{CF9B:5} Make ‘Net’= ORCA DIGITAL NET, make ‘Prepared by’= URCALL + date
<DATA 72 CADB>{CF9B:6}/time. On the ‘Communications Log’ Tab, list the first three(3)
<DATA 72 B44F>{CF9B:7}station on tonight’s Roster.

If you complete this Advanced
<DATA 72 C7A0>{CF9B:8}exercise, send the file to NCS in FLAMP during the Traffic Round
<DATA 56 2559>{CF9B:9}. Before sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 5E0A>{CF9B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FE06>{CF9B:EOT}

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 8 7375>{CF9B}7
DE WA7HHE K

K7DV

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
P7DV
le : ex214.txt
<MISSING 24 1A67>{CF9B}1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DE K7DV K

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 18 2FAD>{CF9B}1 2 3 4 6 7
DE KG7VVN K

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 10 B971>{CF9B}4 5
DE WB7EUX K

KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 B66B>{CF9B}PREAMBLE
DE KB7VX K

K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 14 6657>{CF9B}2 6 7 8
DE K7HDX K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 AC5A>{CF9B}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 268F>{CF9B}20210406230738:ex214.txt
<ID 16 A237>{CF9B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 A067>{CF9B}560 9 64
<DESC 12 A479>{CF9B}ex#214
<FILE 30 268F>{CF9B}20210406230738:ex214.txt
<ID 16 A237>{CF9B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 A067>{CF9B}560 9 64
<DESC 12 A479>{CF9B}ex#214
<DATA 72 2D74>{CF9B:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 5FA0>{CF9B:2}
—–
ADVANCED File-Manipulation Exercise

In FLMSG form I
<DATA 72 7910>{CF9B:3}CS-309, create the file URCALL_ex214.309. Make ‘Incident Name’=
<DATA 72 247E>{CF9B:4}ORCA Ex#214, make ‘Radio Op’= URCALL. Complete time/date fields.
<DATA 72 CCC7>{CF9B:5} Make ‘Net’= ORCA DIGITAL NET, make ‘Prepared by’= URCALL + date
<DATA 72 CADB>{CF9B:6}/time. On the ‘Communications Log’ Tab, list the first three(3)
<DATA 72 B44F>{CF9B:7}station on tonight’s Roster.

If you complete this Advanced
<DATA 72 C7A0>{CF9B:8}exercise, send the file to NCS in FLAMP during the Traffic Round
<DATA 56 2559>{CF9B:9}. Before sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 5E0A>{CF9B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FE06>{CF9B:EOT}

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 15 CEF1>{CF9B}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

K7DV

File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 15 CEF1>{CF9B}CONFIRMED
DE K7DV K

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 15 CEF1>{CF9B}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 15 CEF1>{CF9B}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 15 CEF1>{CF9B}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 15 CEF1>{CF9B}CONFIRMED
DE K7HDX K

That was interesting… John KS6M get the nod for CONFIRMING 500 in one pass… the rest depended on our old friend, MFSK-32 btn < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Good recovery Doug! Nothing like a re-boot to throw a wrench into the works.
PSK-500R did a better job than I would have guessed @ 440wpm w/1 CONFIRMED.
MFSK32 CONFIRMED by 6 stns! What a workhorse!
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:01:13p 03:01:13z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Relay de WB7EUX – > KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls WA QNX
He checked in during the the relay but was missed.

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7WB < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX Relay: WB7EUX
Tnx Tom!
Bk
Anyone else 4 ck-in b4 we go along? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
We begin the TRAFFIC round with Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Missing_Spl_Needs.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20210704030334
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20210704010651
<plaintext>
:tt:3 QST
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 04/06/21
:tm:6 19:06L
:sb:53 Responding When Someone With Special Needs Is Missing
:mg:526 Responding When Someone With Special Needs Is Missing
Project Lifesaver offers a GPS tracking bracelet to be placed on individuals with special needs, to help locate them if they wander.
Project Lifesaver reports a recovery time average of less than 30 minutes.

Full story: https://www.govtech.com/em/Responding-When-Someone-With-Special-Needs-is-Missing.html?utm_term=READ%20
MORE&utm_campaign=Responding%20When%20Someone%20With%20Special%20Needs%20is%20Missing&utm_content=em
ail&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

[WRAP:chksum 3914][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:04Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
Tnx Brad for the link… sounds like an interesting use of technology
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Dave K7DV < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV < W7ZAP How copy Dave? Ur up for traffic < W7ZAP

roger roger i got it here here it comes stand by my gcpomputer crashed hi hi

QST DE K7DV

<PROG 18 FA2C>{F84F}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 39 948D>{F84F}20210407030426:K7DV-ex.214.309-21
<ID 28 A44E>{F84F}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho
<SIZE 14 F0EA>{F84F}333 4 96
<FILE 39 948D>{F84F}20210407030426:K7DV-ex.214.309-21
<ID 28 A44E>{F84F}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho
<SIZE 14 F0EA>{F84F}333 4 96
<DATA 104 ABCA>{F84F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFBXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A1gJQr2dseqaG1a58O5jURtFRKGM
Yp9mxPaHXXlc5HL6sL1
<DATA 104 3486>{F84F:2}pncqtqonBY1zkkPug0oPU88SVbU8K735If6e/tzi1h2OZEtDWztLHMv6Nt9jEfjo3Qo225ZkD6fjNyeBNyUV
JkWTD6541J
<DATA 104 A930>{F84F:3}Dr1zyEVJpVFZxZsoelNyXyEfLHy7pobx7RQa7ZeomAFHaRIs/GqYjXh4qtk6yGX6tPT/MeZY6ZpIPiXJFcbi
Ea9rS1sl+TwB
<DATA 53 EF55>{F84F:4}/abOhvPZt/o4Dv34DC4JW7yCdHl+fXfKjqg
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 E26E>{F84F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4262>{F84F:EOT}

DE K7DV K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W7ZAP
File : K7DV-ex.214.309-21
<MISSING 12 65D9>{F84F}2 3 4
DE W7ZAP K

QST DE K7DV

<PROG 18 FA2C>{F84F}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 104 3486>{F84F:2}pncqtqonBY1zkkPFrYj0oPU88SVbU8K735If6e/tzi1h2OZEtDWztLHMv6Nt9jEfjo3Qo225ZkD6fjNyeBNyU
VJkWTD6541J
<DATA 104 A930>{F84F:3}Dr1zyEVJpVFZxZsoelNyXyEfLHy7pobx7RQa7ZeomAFHaRIs/GqYjXh4qtk6yGX6tPT/MeZY6ZpIPiXJFcbi
Ea9rS1sl+TwB
<DATA 53 EF55>{F84F:4}/abOhvPZt/o4Dv34DC4JW7yCdHl+fXfKjqg
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 E26E>{F84F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4262>{F84F:EOT}

DE K7DV

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W7ZAP
File : K7DV-ex.214.309-21
<MISSING 15 96A5>{F84F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Over to Bruno KG7VVN 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 9E5C>{E53E}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 0D7F>{E53E}20210407030127:KG7VVN_ex214.309
<ID 29 92E3>{E53E}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 15 9A98>{E53E}373 4 112
<DATA 120 9C39>{E53E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFsXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3+BXg3MZjNoOC0153x89wOtKUnD/
UvFogVqHOZzKjeURUOUzn66GfKpJewCVD7+y
<DATA 120 A045>{E53E:2}1y/7R66uNm0u+fh7HHPK4iQrc0/0bI8/dtcNWAh6x2HtJ+Avj/pQspncilrbPBQ7fVzTC4oFSK9suSmNR
AFzoI9zDVpGdIsYmyOzkmoXnqjjAZZ2
<DATA 120 4316>{E53E:3}TCtUGG07xirojJG15+V5bRWHUzy8A9SH1dFs2FB23ptrrYFTLdeFAELT//+whon7ALwmHQTAWXkzbP
ak0J3PNfSEUNSde44nl+1L7bgDsVLnQCHR
<DATA 45 A8A3>{E53E:4}kmuTYjmj3JqFLCzQuU1TJccrfo=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 78CD>{E53E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D8C1>{E53E:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W7ZAP
File : KG7VVN_ex214.309
<MISSING 15 574F>{E53E}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M John ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 21 032F>{B8FC}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 C48D>{B8FC}20210407025144:KS6M_ex214.309
<ID 26 572A>{B8FC}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 98BA>{B8FC}297 5 64
<DATA 72 60D4>{B8FC:1}[b64:start]6ñhba zSAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERiwjtqbmFQC
<DATA 72 D5A5>{B8FC:2}XYn+q2vF+T0DfwhcFkn+06C/cIUBIz/9GAQlvOovmlkv/8LD/LpOrj/X/JWetp0b
<DATA 72 936B>{B8FC:3}qzQyxfxiicAwUNdOtdA6iUUmQ2UCkEjTnCKx4YcOB4ykGlD06RZqXVbY73CZIm3s
<DATA 72 282A>{B8FC:4}Rj2z9ifsrMD7+cRhfupYBVTN21imd/w9xkiX9xfTDQrU3px2wI3vS94sTj42Zl De‡Dcv t?%tF5>{¥Ide5
}YMuJILpLlzqV5kWnfTØcOm ûEteA==ºib4:end] <CNTL 10 700E>{B8FC:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D002>{B8FC:EOT}

DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex214.309
<MISSING 10 7375>{B8FC}3 4
DE W7ZAP K

l e 05.02
<‡lsavemIp6B>diq3}qzQyxfxiicAwo n oaA6iUUmQ2UCkEjTnCKx4Y B4yk eG6RZqXVbY73CZIm3s
<DATA 72 282A>{B8FC:4}Rj2z9ifsrMD7+cRhfupYBVTN21imd/w9xkiX9xfTDQrU3px2wI3vS94sTj42ZTcH
<CNTL 10 700E>{B8FC:feaF}
<CNTL 10 D002>{B8FC:EOT}

DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex214.309
<MISSING 15 2609>{B8FC}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

W7ZAP DE WB7EUX

<PROG 21 553E>{4D8E}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 37 7D18>{4D8E}20210407025324:WB7EUX_ex214.309
<ID 22 CC75>{4D8E}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 14BA>{4D8E}345 4 96
<DATA 104 EFF4>{4D8E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEsXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERgTL6XZzKBmy6csfYyHrmRlnq8
36gvcFsraXVq8usFo
<DATA 104 7D82>{4D8E:2}kOopBY4r9vlI6iTL1FSuxMEbLa4/ErSeYMrT92r87Li9nFKnN6cWFu8rvE4Kq9fgIWg3GHwq0Ggi3wky+x
CnpPFnX1m1slw6
<DATA 104 B001>{4D8E:3}H+EScPYutDnlOsJpYD9wMoJ2hKTdAp407pF3TNSCZIk67DZAtC2iUzDRRWgwri/AOIvY27H4NYrhC/
NkRJXhvuKOXw41hd/5
<DATA 65 A8D9>{4D8E:4}B/Q3ZtgLYUJOG3te5C+5KFcirOCORiWtSRjg07ZJWgq4A==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 02D9>{4D8E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A2D5>{4D8E:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex214.309
<MISSING 15 4C66>{4D8E}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Over to Bruce KB7VX/P 4 Traffic < NCS

w7ZAP DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 26E8>{825E}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 0A3F>{825E}20210407030241:KB7VX_ex214.309
<ID 33 AF8E>{825E}KB7VX portable in Gallup NM
<SIZE 14 8A18>{825E}301 5 64
<DATA 72 DCF5>{825E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEYXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cwb+1fKBa4/44P
<DATA 72 EAB4>{825E:2}8s++0SGcMwKp2nhczfqxawnnNzZzIWdfTC+9jxNyucjYccVNTA+J5JbRpQKv1X1d
<DATA 72 1EB9>{825E:3}uFT9wc0tVcHB/b6IU5MIjZmCPsIMqIM0KjpQGzS06AdnuYSL+1UICoV/z0htuuBO
<DATA 72 A665>{825E:4}peGyNg1xf9/eJI6y53pNEic56PnlfngwQt4/8S9kcKdia+BvJ4dZjEjIu4JqdjVr
<DATA 53 5691>{825E:5}oxn5TVjFNQ4nuJ4nCyc/udcqJx5ICa8mafA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 CCD7>{825E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6CDB>{825E:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP
File : KB7VX_ex214.309
<MISSING 15 6531>{825E}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7HDX Ron ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K7HDX

<PROG 21 FCF3>{4067}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 35 1A80>{4067}20210407030512:K7HDX_ex214.30
<ID 34 55A9>{4067}K7HDX Cedar City Utah DM37kp
<SIZE 14 E43B>{4067}365 6 64
<DATA 72 7045>{4067:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAE+XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERiwjtqbmFQC
<DATA 72 D579>{4067:2}XYn+q22/hGsrxgBxj/KywTC4Or7NzYhSrS5kFVD48CbfUz4WWCkQpzpEdbMZpSR7
<DATA 72 6FCB>{4067:3}g0yhzgKK51PgPKSpXEYfiFTOvdEy65RKkBGBoCv+AYBk7b4NgvHVQ/3zrBpch3Gn
<DATA 72 49FF>{4067:4}huk0IZMROQLKQeSQuCZnqKRz3LRWi4RwdoeKUd8l4s4sfes/HNIIeS7kc7SZpcAd
<DATA 72 EC4C>{4067:5}UR9L3PaMFrUpYfn7/FaZp23WgW+ylp01jFlELgHoMJYG+xyGCzrdmNqEkOreEetj
<DATA 53 3BBA>{4067:6}YeIpQZE9UMPd4i+3vN9Wgao1u6W6S7xAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 C73A>{4067:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6736>{4067:EOT}

DE K7HDX K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP
File : K7HDX_ex214.30
<MISSING 15 569F>{4067}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Nice work guys on the FLAMP Traffic… we hv S9 B/G noise BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:20:56p 03:20:56z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:21:47p 03:21:47z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
The COMMENT round begins with Steve K6ETA < W7ZAP

<edit: This is K7KY’s log and he didn’t copy K6ETA at all, so I deleted the noise>

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA < W7ZAP Tough copy Steve… only got about 40%… I see VARA in ur msg and that u got ur 2nd shot
Hope all is good in Mt Shasta! Maybe you could email ur comments. Good to CU on the WF
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < WA7HHE Always enjoy the net along with comparing block catching via message reports on the net and our local VHF
talk freq. Will wait for the improved version of FLDIGI to be released for trying OFDM.
Fun to compare antenna’s and enjoy the comradely of amateur radio. 73’s to all Brad

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I think it would be fun to listen during the net to ur 2m chat! Band is strange tonite…. Doug copied blocks I didnt and vice versa…
that’s prapagation! Tnx Brad!
BK

Over to Dave K7DV 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:27Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:27Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7DV-ex302telecommunications-19.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:20
K7DV 20210704032741
:hdr_ed:20
K7DV 202107nQµoD?3
<blankform>
:mg:954 Here is a question for all of us, if you were to have a major storm or disaster in your area, who in your family do you
think would benefit the most from a message fromeso:8 tt to§Qnat@9Ovq³ So in light of that thought, this medium is an
excellent way to contact your loved ones and friends. I worked most of my life in the electronics area and the past 20 years in
the Telecommunications industry. I wasnt awarejf this fact unti#T e¹elAeong first hand how communications suffer in a disaster
or severe incident like an earthquake. Did you know that for any area of the world and even in these United States9epaRrtserqMxywt
t s o handle (at any one time) 40% of the people in the effected area. So with this fact we can only make calls about 40 percent at
any one time.

So call ur friends and family from the effecteÊiqP works better that way. Or even braeC´ee digital to contact them. Thanks de
K7dv
[WRAP:÷h ÀifsRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:28Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
Thanks Dave… only copied about 60%…. got the jest of it. Radio is a great way to stay in touch.
Tnx!
BK

Over to Bruno KG7VVN 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS GE Mindy/Doug N ORCA Ops

Had 2 make a run to twn to get new tires on 92 Toy P/U, had flat going 2 Wah Wah Hard Pan at base of Frisco Pk Sunday.
Tires worn out, didn’t do well on 50 miles of gravel rd!

Sig Rprt:

NCS -4, +7 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100% FLAMP PSK 500 (30 db) 0% PSK 250 (30 db) 30% MFSK 32 (+7,+11db) 100%

K6ETA No Copy
WA7HHE +2,+5 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100%
KS6M – 11,-7 db db KBD 80% FLAMP (-7, -5 db) 50%
WB7EUX -10, -6 db KDB 80% FLAMP (-3, +1 db) 100%
AB6KX -6,-3 db KBD 100%
KK6RJR -4, -2 db KBD 100%
KB7VX/P +7,+13 db KBD 100% FLAMP (+9, +12 db) 100%
K7HDX -5, -4 db KBD 100% FLAMP (-3, +14 db) 100%
KL7RI -10, KBD 80 %
K3CAQ -3 db KBD 100%
K7DV -4,+1 db KBD 100% FLAMP (-4,+2 db) 0% FLMSG 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! 73 < KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Great signal report Bruno. Sorry to hear abt flat tire
BK
Over to John KS6M 4 Comments < W7ZAP

No comments! < KS6M

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR John. Tnx for ur particiapation
BK
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – Spring and Winter are having there usual battle for dominance in the Wallowa Mtns: one day it’s snowing and the next it’s warm with clear skies.

Forecast indicates this will go on for the next week or so. I completed two pasture projects for pasture irrigation this past week. All the machines are serviced and

ready for another season of mowing. Looking forward to flowers, green leaves, and warmer temps! Thanks for the net Doug and Mindy, I really enjoy the exercises. 73 de

WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Ur staying busy Tom. Tnx for the relay tonite
BK
KB7VX/P Bruce ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA DE KB7VX

— start —
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:crlf][WRAP:fn 20210406.txt]Strange things happening here at the hospital. I know of only ONE Covid patient currently in ICU. Three weeks ago we were at

30 percent Covid patients. I discovered that ER is not testing ANYONE for Covid UNLESS they have severe symptoms, such as pneumonia. Previously, they were testing

EVERYONE that came into the hospital. The same applies to ICU and MED-SURG. If one does not test, then it makes it look like Covid cases are going down. The Covid
ward has been closed now for three weeks, and I have not been required to put on Covid protective equipment for ANYONE except that one patient in ICU.

Very windy here this evening, gusting over 45 mph — real challenge to get the 134 foot doublet launched. At least the wind is warmer.

Found a nice spot to camp about 20 miles east of Gallup in the Cibola National Forest === 80 to 100 foot tall Ponderosa pine forest. Hope to be on the air from up

there the weekend of the 17th. Will experiment with JS8 -CALL.

I DE-winterized the camper and now have hot running water — Ohhh the Joy!

Best wises to all at ORCA. [WRAP:chksum 26E0][WRAP:end] — end —

DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
That’s odd re: testing. Not sure what to make of it. Pine forest sounds nice. Stay safe out there!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Ron K7HDX < NCS

7ZAP de K7HDX
A lot of noise on the band tonight, but everything worked well. Spring has sprung here in Cedar City, so I was busy outside and did not do much on the radio today.

73,
Ron
K7HDX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I agree, band noisy but everything worked! We’ve been busy outside too… nice to be out and doing things!
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < K7KY
Three new stations tonite. ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Dave KF7ZIY in Vancouver,WA, John KL7RI in Reno,NV, and Andy K3CAQ Thousand Oaks,CA. We’ll ask them to Monitor a

few sessions to understand the net and FLAMP Exercise b4 ck-ing in Active.

80m is odd tonite. John KS6M CONFIRMED the FLAMP Exercise on the first pass in the least likely mode, but later in the net, I couldn’t copy John at all. That’s HF

Radio.

I wonder why Bruce’s Hospital decided to stop testing for COVID19?

Thanks to all who send signal reports in the Comment round. Everyone likes to learn about their signal. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Good comments Doug. I also appreciate the test images sent… they provide a quick pic of band in different areas.
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

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA < W7ZAP That u Steve? < W7ZAP

ORCA < K6ETA SRI my IC-7300 was in USB and should’ve been in USB-D mode, so only my hot mic was picking up my monitor from the speaker… oof!

Here’s what I was trying to send:

It looks like KO0OOO, the Winlink RMS in Las Vegas, is parked 1.5 KHz above us. That is it’s CENTER freq and it runs both ARDOP and VARA 2000, so the wider modes will

certainly QRM us when stations are sending messages through that portal. When we are at 1500 WF our center frequency is actually 3582.5, and our wider signals

definitely overlap that RMS.

That freq has had ARDOP and VARA traffic the whole net.

I believe this RMS is outside of the accepted band plan for Winlink stations on 80M… perhaps we should politely contact KO0OOO?

There are several nets that encourage Winlink check-ins on Tuesday evenings, so I doubt this problem will go away unless the RMS stations all stay within the plan… I

operate an RMS up at 3592, where I belong, so don’t look at me! =)

Just got my second Pfizer shot earlier today and no side effects other than a general sleepiness so far.

Hope everyone is doing well and another great net! Sorry for the glitch!

< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
No worries on the glitch! Wow ur +45!!
Good info on the VARA stn… we’ll (Doug & I) will chat abt it. Seems like they should be contacted.
Great comments Steve. Im surprised I was able to copy as much as I did the 1st time!
BK
ANyone else w/further comments? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
2043L – 0343Z
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

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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

W7ZAP> <KJ7HMV
i HAVE THE PRIMARY EX. FILE

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7HMV < W7ZAP Ok Gary… I’ll get back to u
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

de KM7H I have the optional done.
de KM7H k

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KM7H < W7ZAP OK JIm…will get back to u
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7HMV < W7ZAP Gary pse send ur REPORT < W7ZAP

DE KJ7HMV
File : ex214.txt
<MISSING 15 CEF1>{CF9B}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7HMV K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7HMV < W7ZAP Good work Gary. Thanks for taking the time to work this section of the net.
BK
KM7H < W7ZAP Pls send ur exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Well I have it set up, not sure how to send

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KM7H < W7ZAP Ur should be on the Transmit tab… click Xmit < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn KM7H_EX_214.309]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:20
KM7H 20210704035041
:hdr_ed:20
KM7H 20210704031119
<ics309>
:inc:11 ORCA Ex#214
:dfm:10 2021-04-06
:tfm:5 2007L
:dto:10 2021-04-06
:tto:5 2007L
:pre:4 KM7H
:dtm:17 2021-04-06, 2034L
:net:4 ORCA
:opr:4 KM7H
:to[0]:8 ORCA Net
:fm[0]:5 W1EEP
:to[1]:8 ORCA Net
:fm[1]:5 N7RBP
:to[2]:8 ORCA Net
:fm[2]:6 KJ7BHK
[WRAP:chksum 2082][WRAP:end] … end

KM7H < K7KY Hi Jim
Doug K7KY hr… u did well & the exercise is correct.. next time, take ur new file into FLAMP u cando this in 2 ways with the ADD button or drag the file

onto the D&D square either way works well btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
OK thanks that makes sense

We try to use FLAMP when we think the band won’t support sending in FLMSG if we fail in FLMSG, we have to resend the entire file not good 4 large files.. FLAMP

breaks the msg down into blocks so we only resend the missing blocks… Thanks for working the Exercise and sorting it out in the after net-session… anything

else? < K7KY

BTW I am at about 20 watts using my new Xiegu G90 KM7H

Solid signal from N/WA @ 20w Jim… what antenna? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
thanks for all you do 73 de KM7H

FB Jim cu next time when u can say what antenna ur using 73 4 now Doug K7KY

Double last station agn pse < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-07T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
antenna tuned doublet at about 30 ft. KM7H

RR tu it’s doing a great job 73 BK anyone else 4 the Monitor’s session b4 we close? < K7KY

< KH7HMV
I ALSO THINK I HAVE THE Advanced exercise
CAN I SEND IT?

KH7HMV < K7KY Go

K7KY DE KJ7HMV

<PROG 18 7678>{0F32}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 70F0>{0F32}20210407030358:KJ7HMV_ex214.309
<ID 21 0986>{0F32}KJ7HMV Reno, NV
<SIZE 14 8F93>{0F32}381 6 64
<DATA 72 B0F4>{0F32:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGYXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A1gJQr2dseqaG1a
<DATA 72 4C23>{0F32:2}6A7n9+fJ4BK/dx9HNJXJb4dSiqgkbz/ZxwfkENWI3BLtM2R+DjcXtr+KBA1Gdzmr
<DATA 72 6584>{0F32:3}f1Gxd40KY67dVA6tq/LCq3ZxtNVoTNTMygl3ms1Q4//0J9ZO0hGa/vZK1z6qvRfn
<DATA 72 6977>{0F32:4}ldojAai2tgIKiNFY+4fmnp4VO6FFvCeuDPJ+0YkOSSCUJc/l7Whl5F7quA7wSNoI
<DATA 72 1AC4>{0F32:5}yczTjWj7oXUQZhrU538310sPy6LRqA8KaBzag4Xa3qB05Abr+IdGk+4r/3LSDXET
<DATA 69 6735>{0F32:6}s0ZgkLun/fxtiMlyFA7DuDcjTUNLM7i+khNGmcFn4e92lBGQQ==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 5CDA>{0F32:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FCD6>{0F32:EOT}

DE KJ7HMV K

DE K7KY
File : KJ7HMV_ex214.309
<MISSING 15 A431>{0F32}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

KJ7HMV < K7KY Very good, Gary…. U’ve been around digital operations b4 I think you’ve hit the ground running here (-:
btu < K7KY

K7KY> <KJ7HMV
BEEN AT IT FOR 2 WEEKS
THANKS FOR THE HELP

Well, you really are a quick study cu next week 73 Doug K7KY BK anyone else b4 we close? < K7KY

K7KY> <KJ7HMV
THANKS AGAIN
LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. 73

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