06/FEB/18 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/Feb/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
KB6HOH  Steve  Novato,CA in&out
W6ADZ   Darrell Reno,NV in&out
KF7YRS  Lee St. George,UT
W7LUX   Joe Flagstaff,AZ
WA7HHE  Brad   Cedar City,UT
KD7CL   Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K6ETA   Steve  Petaluma,CA
VE7WSM  Bill Alberni Valley Regional Airport,BC in&out
N6IET   Rick  Los Angeles,CA in&out
W7GBB   Bob Renton,WA in&out
N7SND   Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KG7UNI  Eric  Kanab,UT
K7DV    Dave Idaho Falls,ID late
W7ZAP   Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY    Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Welcome to Bill VE7WSM checking in from Alberni Valley Regional Airport,BC. Band condx were better than usual tonight. Many of the close-to-NCS stations didn’t ck-in, but I think some could have. Craig KD7CL had a good signal from Bandon,OR, about 40mi north. The Eureka,CA stations had ARC meeting tonight. Doug KA7FOO will be away another nine weeks or so teaching NBEMS classes in Reno,NV.

The weekly FLAMP exercise is a good barometer of net operations. It’s fairly complex and runs briskly. It exercises the fundamental FLAMP features used for efficient traffic handling. Sometimes it goes like clockwork; other times it glitches here and there. Not to worry. It takes a few sessions to get the routine. The exercise goes quickly, much as messages would flow on a Traffic or Emergency net.

We’re doing well with pre-tone. There is very little doubling these days. Our current band condx make doubles difficult to avoid when stations cannot hear each other. Even with a wonky band, pre-tone may help avoid doubles. The narrow, but strong tune carrier may be visible, even when content is too weak to decode. Using pre-tone is most useful for digital net Check-In and Re-Check when numerous stations want to contact NCS.

We’ll give the 160m Roundtable another go this Thursday @ 0300z/1900p, 1.837mhz. I’ll start ck-in a bit early. Consider the NCS role for the roundtable. Or maybe a rotating NCS each week/month like the ARES District 5 weekly meeting where NCS rotates thru the 5 County ECs. NCS is simple for a roundtable; take Check-Ins and call stations in order for the roundtable. NCS is important when not all stations copy each other. You occasionally need to summarize a weak stations comments for the net. It can also be done w/o NCS as a meeting freq/time (watering hole).

We’ve added a page to the website, SK SALE. It’s a page for Paul KE6NVU, an ORCA founder. Paul passed away in November. His wife will be selling his station; an extensive station that will take some time to inventory and list. Keep an eye on it; you may find something you need. We’ve just begun and it will take awhile.

Images from the net:

RX: W6ADZ NV
   
TX: KG7UNI UT
RX: K7KY OR
TX: KG7UNI UT
RX: W7ZAP OR

Thanks for practicing with us again tonight. We enjoyed working with you and look forward to next week. Hope to see you then. 73 Doug K7KY

———– Net Log ————–

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in  < K7KY

This is W6ADZ W6ADZ checking into the ORCA Net.
I will only be monitortugatxets tonight.  In and out.

W6ADZ  < K7KY GE Darrell   un on the log tu   < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de KF7YRS KF7YRS   chevking in early de kf7yrs

KF7YRS  < K7KY GE Lee  tu   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
k7ky de w7lux w7lux at ki6wck ki6wck GE Doug

W7LUX < K7KY GE Joe tu   < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KB6HOH  Steve  Novato,CA in&out
W6ADZ   Darrell Reno,NV
KF7YRS  Lee St. George,UT
W7LUX   Joe Flagstaff,AZ
W7ZAP   Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY    Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < WA7HHE, good to see KF7YRS & W7LUX checking in, and I have one practice message for the net

WA7HHE  < K7KY GE Brad    w/tfk     we count 15 UT station hve ck-ed into ORCA past few yrs..   BREAK  any more ck-ins?  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY de KD7CL
Craig RivÇl
IN & OUT

KD7CL  < K7KY RR Craig  in&out   good signal  tu   < K7KY

K6ETA K6ETA  < K7KY GE  Steve tu   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
CALL> de VE7WSM
No traffic & STBY
CRAIG de VE7WSM k

VE7WSM < K7KY  GE  & I think the name Is Bill   pse say ur QTH     < K7KY

VE7WSM < K7KY  please say your QTH    I’ll check u  in&out tonite   Monitoring QTH pse  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY de VE7WSM
my name … Bill Bill
my QTH …. Alberni Valley Regional Airport, BC
my LOC …. CN79MH
your RST ….

K7KY de VE7WSM k
VE7WSM < K7KY  RR Bill    welcome to ORCA   BREAK  any more ck-ins?  < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KB6HOH  Steve  Novato,CA in&out
W6ADZ   Darrell Reno,NV in&out
KF7YRS  Lee St. George,UT
W7LUX   Joe Flagstaff,AZ
WA7HHE  Brad   Cedar City,UT
KD7CL   Craig Riverton,OR
K6ETA   Steve  Petaluma,CA
VE7WSM  Bill Alberni Valley Regional Airport,BC in&out
W7ZAP   Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY    Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in  < K7KY
ORCA de N6IET
In & Out, Please
t aao5Tcgued with severe plasma TV interference this evening.
I’m deaf this evening. No print.
73 de N6IET

N6IET  < K7KY RR Rick  in&out tonite      to bad TV  BREAK   any more?  < NCS

Doug, be sure you have me In & Out  de W6ADZ

W6ADZ  < K7KY RR Darrell  in&out   < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KB6HOH  Steve  Novato,CA in&out
W6ADZ   Darrell Reno,NV in&out
KF7YRS  Lee St. George,UT
W7LUX   Joe Flagstaff,AZ
WA7HHE  Brad   Cedar City,UT
KD7CL   Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K6ETA   Steve  Petaluma,CA
VE7WSM  Bill Alberni Valley Regional Airport,BC in&out
N6IET   Rick  Los Angeles,CA in&out
W7ZAP   Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY    Doug Brookings,OR NCS
02/06/2018 19:29 PST
WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′
ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
Software Developed 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) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise conducted by Mindy W7ZAP
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in order
No practice traffic? 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
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.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or VideoID on WF
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN  IN&OUT’
< K7KY

K7KY de W7GBB
Bob, Renton, WA
IN&OUT

W7GBB < K7KY  RR Bob  in&out  tu   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de N7SND N7SND checking in and out.

N7SND  < K7KY GE Larry  in&out tu     < K7KY

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, home/k7ky/Documents/orca/0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY®#a@#Ano

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20180702033432
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY

20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:489 ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/Feb/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13
Stations:
KB6HOH  Steve  Novato,CA in&out
W6ADZ   Darrell Reno,NV in&out
KF7YRS  Lee St. George,UT
W7LUX   Joe Flagstaff,AZ
WA7HHE  Brad   Cedar City,UT
KD7CL   Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K6ETA   Steve  Petaluma,CA
VE7WSM  Bill Alberni Valley Regional Airport,BC in&out
N6IET   Rick  Los Angeles,CA in&out
W7GBB   Bob Renton,WA in&out
N7SND   Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W7ZAP   Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY    Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum C5A2][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS  06 February 2018

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex55.txt’, an FLMSG
/FLAMP exercise using an FLMSG BLANK form. Complete the instructions
and send the new file to NCS during TRAFFIC round using FLAMP, or send
your own practice traffic in any mode or QRU.

Twelve ORCA Ops showed up on 160m last Thursday evening.  It didn’t go as
anticipated, but it was challenging and instructive. I initially thought
the QRM was intentional, but Jaye KE6SLS attempted to contact the Op in
CW, but no reply.  It was a long keydown with ID at the end, like a
beacon. A powerful beacon.  Anyway, I moved up to 2000wf, but few could
copy my QSY.  Anyway, we’ll try again next Thursday @ 0300z, 1.837 unless
we decide another freq tonight.

I’m unable to do an ongoing Thursday Roundtable NCS.  If you’d like to do
Thursday NCS, let me know.  W/o NCS we can still have a Top Band meeting
freq/time.  It would facilitate QSOs, testing, and troubleshooting. Hosting
a roundtable should be easy.  NCS would make it easier as there will be
some stations that don’t copy others, making handoff in rotation difficult.

PRE-TONE:
Remember to use a brief PRE-TONE b4 TX when doubles are likely. No
PRE-TONE is needed while working NCS; only you and NCS are engaged.
If NCS asks, ‘Can anyone relay that weak station?’, send a PRE-TONE
b4 responding; others may also respond. Our diligent use of pre-tone
is a big factor in reducing doubles during nets and improving net
discipline. Pre-toning when doubles are likely is an unmistakable
mark of an experienced digital Operator.

MFSK IMAGE Tip: ‘Hold the mouse over either the XmtClr or the XmtGry
button and the tooltip will tell you the transmit time for this image.’.
FLDIGI 4.0 Manual 4.0, p213.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
< K7KY
Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP  < NCS
Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
TX mode will be MFSK64 with fills in 32/16  < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 BB2E>{E440}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 29 D86B>{E440}20180206183202:ex55.txt
<ID 25 D809>{E440}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 BC23>{E440}381 6 64
<FILE 29 D86B>{E440}20180206183202:ex55.txt
<ID 25 D809>{E440}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 BC23>{E440}381 6 64
<DATA 72 8E73>{E440:1}ORCA – FLMSG/FLAMP File-Manipulation Exercise, OPTIONAL
In an F
<DATA 72 2C39>{E440:2}LMSG BLANK Form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex55.b2s. Copy These qu
<DATA 72 D127>{E440:3}estions to the new file and add ur answers.
Do you read the wee
<DATA 72 260C>{E440:4}kly NET REPORT? Is the attached NET LOG useful?
In TRAFFIC rou
<DATA 72 54D8>{E440:5}nd, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your
own pract
<DATA 69 4EC9>{E440:6}ice msg or QRU.  On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to NCS’.
<CNTL 10 1171>{E440:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B17D>{E440:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:40Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
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 …
KF7YRS

K7KY K7KY de KF7YRS KF7YRS   NO COPY NO COPY  MY SETUP WAS NOT CORRECT

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KF7YRS  < W7ZAP RR no preoblem BREAK
W7LUX

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE WA7HHE
File : ex55.txt
<MISSING 15 1003>{E440}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K6ETA

K7KY < K6ETA
I have FLAmp set up to open on launch of FLDigi, but something odd prevented that tonignt. I only caught the last block…
<  K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : ex55.txt
<MISSING 15 1003>{E440}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
WA7HHE  < W7ZAP Brad pls RELAY whole file TU  < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE WA7HHE
FLAMP Relay
<PROG 18 BB2E>{E440}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 29 D86B>{E440}20180206183202:ex55.txt
<ID 25 D809>{E440}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 BC23>{E440}381 6 64
<DATA 72 8E73>{E440:1}ORCA – FLMSG/FLAMP File-Manipulation Exercise, OPTIONAL
In an F
<DATA 72 2C39>{E440:2}LMSG BLANK Form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex55.b2s. Copy these qu
<DATA 72 D127>{E440:3}estions to the new file and add ur answers.
Do you read the wee
<DATA 72 260C>{E440:4}kly NET REPORT? Is the attached NET LOG useful?
In TRAFFIC rou
<DATA 72 54D8>{E440:5}nd, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your
own pract
<DATA 69 4EC9>{E440:6}ice msg or QRU.  On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.
<CNTL 10 1171>{E440:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B17D>{E440:EOT}
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:45Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
KF7YRS  < W7ZAP Lee were u able to copy? Pls send report  < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP W7ZAP de KF7YRS KF7YRS   NO COPY   NO COPY MAYBE SETUP WRONG. DE KF7YRS

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
RR BREAK
W7LUX

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
k7ky de w7lux partial copy RxID did not work RxID did not work and switch to MFSK64.  Had to manually shift. relay from wa7hhe  seems ok de w7lux

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7LUX  < W7ZAP RR BREAK
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : ex55.txt
<MISSING 15 1003>{E440}CONFIRMED
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7LUX  < W7ZAP  Joe we’ll relay whole file in 32  BREAK
K7KY  < W7ZAP pls relay file TU  < W7ZAP

<STX>
DE K7KY
FLAMP Relay
<PROG 18 BB2E>{E440}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 29 D86B>{E440}20180206183202:ex55.txt
<ID 25 D809>{E440}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 BC23>{E440}381 6 64
<DATA 72 8E73>{E440:1}ORCA – FLMSG/FLAMP File-Manipulation Exercise, OPTIONAL
In an F
<DATA 72 2C39>{E440:2}LMSG BLANK Form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex55.b2s. Copy these qu
<DATA 72 D127>{E440:3}estions to the new file and add ur answers.
Do you read the wee
<DATA 72 260C>{E440:4}kly NET REPORT? Is the attached NET LOG useful?
In TRAFFIC rou
<DATA 72 54D8>{E440:5}nd, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your
own pract
<DATA 69 4EC9>{E440:6}ice msg or QRU.  On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.
<CNTL 10 1171>{E440:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B17D>{E440:EOT}

DE K7KY K
Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7LUX

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7LUX
only qru

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7LUX K7DV  < W7ZAP Ooops! wrong call. No worries Joe… we tried. Next week we’ll give it a go. Thanks for hanging in there… BREAK
K7KY  < W7ZAP  BTU  < W7ZAP

W7ZAP  < K7KY FB Mindy  tu      BREAK    thinking of Lee & Joe  both    FLAMP can sometimes get a wild byte or sumsuch and just ignore the file… sometimes I hve to restart FLAMP and sometimes restart the PC    there’s not much configuring to do with FLAMP   and it usually works well…   this exercise uses lots of FLAMP features and the exercise goes quickly    it takes a few rounds to catch the flow   ur doing OK     tnx   BREAK
1954L ORCA DIGITAL NET –  Late Ck-in?  < K7KY

NCS DE KG7UNI KG7UNI kn

KG7UNI < K7KY GE Eric   checking in?   < K7KY

KG7UNI < K7KY Eric  hw cpy?  checking In??   < K7KY
Yes and I received the flamp msg kg7uni

KG7UNI < K7KY send ur report now if u like..  < K7KY

DE KG7UNI
File : ex55.txt
<MISSING 15 1003>{E440}CONFIRMED
DE KG7UNI K

KG7UNI < K7KY RR Eric  tu  BREAK   I’ll resend the roster now…

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20180702035708
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:512 ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/Feb/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
KB6HOH  Steve  Novato,CA in&out
W6ADZ   Darrell Reno,NV in&out
KF7YRS  Lee St. George,UT
W7LUX   Joe Flagstaff,AZ
WA7HHE  Brad   Cedar City,UT
KD7CL   Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K6ETA   Steve  Petaluma,CA
VE7WSM  Bill Alberni Valley Regional Airport,BC in&out
N6IET   Rick  Los Angeles,CA in&out
W7GBB   Bob Renton,WA in&out
N7SND   Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KG7UNI  Eric  Kanab,UT
W7ZAP   Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY    Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 3602][WRAP:end] … end

We begin Traffic round with Lee KF7YRS   < K7KY

W7ZAP W7ZAP de KF7YRS KF7YRS
HERE COMES FLAMP MESSAGE

KF7YRS  < K7KY Lee   I’ll go ahead with the practice Traffic round and come back to u @ end  BREAK  next for Traffic is Joe W7LUX < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
k7ky de w7lux  qru qru here  problem is fldigi did not catch the mode change to mfsk64.   Brad’s transmissing was perfect copy
de w7lux

W7LUX < K7KY RR  sometimes the mode chg signal is covered by QRM or something  it doesn’ t take much BREAK  next up for Traffic is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Space_X_Falcon_Heavy.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20180702040313
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20180702015340
<plaintext>
:tt:28 Telsa Roadster Riders needed
:to:8 ORCA Net
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 02/06/18
:tm:6 18:52L
:sb:43 Want to go for a ride in my Telsa Roadster?
:mg:291  The Tesla Roadster has a suped up engine, nick named Facon Heavy is actually comprised of 27 engines.
Roadsters, driver is name Starman, destination is Mars orbit.
By the time you read this message you will have missed your ride.

Ride is the dream of SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk.
[WRAP:chksum 58BC][WRAP:end] … end

WA7HHE  < K7KY RR Brad   i’m skipping this ride and observing from the ground.. BREAK  next is Steve K6ETA  < NCS

NCS DE K6ETA
<PROG 18 2018>{38B2}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 994A>{38B2}20180207035236:K6ETA-ex55.b2s
<ID 29 5551>{38B2}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA
<SIZE 14 32FF>{38B2}229 3 80
<DESC 18 B952>{38B2}ORCA Traffic
<DATA 88 D514>{38B2:1}[b64:start]PGZsbXNnPjIuMC4xNi4wMQo6aGRyX2VkOjIxIApLNkVUQSAyMDE4MDcwMjAzNTIzNgo8Y
<DATA 88 1818>{38B2:2}mxhbmtmb3JtPgo6bWc6ODYgCkRvIHlvdSByZWFkIHRoZSB3ZWVrbHkgTkVUIFJFUE9SVD8gSXMgd
GhlI
<DATA 77 946A>{38B2:3}GF0dGFjaGVkIE5FVCBMT0cgdXNlZnVsPwogCnllcyBhbmQgeW91IGJldCEK
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 0329>{38B2:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A325>{38B2:EOT}
DE K6ETA K

K6ETA  < K7KY FB Steve & great answer too  (-;      I’m missing GeneW1EEP   he always nails the FLAMP exercise   hr’s ur report

DE K7KY
File : K6ETA-ex55.b2s
<MISSING 15 A527>{38B2}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

KG7UNI < K7KY Eric  ur next for Traffic    < K7KY

Image: coso_avatar_bigger
Sending Pic:200x198C;
My Avatar KG7UNI

KG7UNI < K7KY FB Eric   printed very nicely hr  tu   BREAK

2010L ORCA DIGITAL NET –  Late Ck-in?  < K7KY

Next is the Comment round & back to the top with Lee KF7YRS  < NCS

K7KY K7KY de KF7YRS KF7YRS i WOOULD LIKE TO TRY MY TRAFIC AGAIN

KF7YRS  < K7KY OK   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QST DE KF7YRS
<PROG 18 8F09>{FA7B}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 40 1858>{FA7B}20180207030549:Einstein dreams.txt
<ID 42 7946>{FA7B}KF7YRS Saint George, UT USA   DM37fc
<SIZE 14 B34B>{FA7B}441 7 64
<DATA 72 D2F6>{FA7B:1}Einstein is famous for his genius insights into the nature of th
<DATA 72 E0CF>{FA7B:2}e universe. As a young man, Einstein dreamed he was sledding dow
<DATA 72 B5FD>{FA7B:3}n a steep mountainside, going so fast that eventually he approac
<DATA 72 539B>{FA7B:4}hed the speed of light. As this moment, the stars in his dream c
<DATA 72 F1A5>{FA7B:5}hanged their appearance in relation to him. He awoke and meditat
<DATA 72 E8CD>{FA7B:6}ed on this idea, soon formulating what would become one of the m
<DATA 65 8A55>{FA7B:7}ost famous scientific theories in the history of mankind.
<CNTL 10 289B>{FA7B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8897>{FA7B:EOT}
DE KF7YRS K

KF7YRS  < K7KY FB Lee  nice work   hre’s ur report….

<NUL>
DE K7KY
File : Einstein dreams.txt
<MISSING 15 5B16>{FA7B}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

W7LUX < K7KY Joe  ur up 4 comments    < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY K7KY de KF7YRS KF7YRS  NO COMMENTS

W7LUX < K7KY Hw cpy Joe?   ur turn 4 comments?  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
k7ky de w7lux  I am at KI6WCK’s qth – just got her setup working on digital.  TU for the chance to participate in the net.  De w7lux.

W7LUX < K7KY RR Joe       shall we ck-in KI6WCK??   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Janice does not wish to participate.  de w7lux

W7LUX < K7KY Rr Tu Joe  BREAK next is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

K7KY and the net < WA7HHE Super longt skip tonight, Doug your peaking up to +24 S/N Great to KF7YRS, W7LUX and KG7UNI jumping in and getting their feet wet tonight and would encourage others to do the same when they feel comfortable.
Thanks for being co NCS’s appreciate all you and Mindy do in teaching use of the NBEMS software. 73’s BRad wa7hhe

WA7HHE  < K7KY Tnx Brad   we both enjoy working with all of you every week… good to hv so many UT Ops here  15 UT ops on ORCA @ one time or another  u should get a mention in the logo somehow… BREAK   next is Steve K6ETA   < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
The sun is waking up a bit!
SFI: 71
SN: 13
A 9
K 2
So as we move back towards summer, propagation should get better …
<  K6ETA

K6ETA  < K7KY    I’m glad u said that  Steve and I hope it happens   best news I’ve heard in a couple months of weird band condx  BREAK  next is Eric KG7UNI  < K7KY

NCS DE KG7UNI  Good copy on most pf the net stations.  I did not receive all of Lee’s flamp.  Thanks for doing the net!  Nothing else from Kanab.  KG7UNI

KG7UNI < K7KY RR Lee      We don’t usually fill the messages sent to NCS   only NCS fills those, but when they seem interesting to you   you can fill them after net.. most ops will stick arund a few min   & resend the file 4 u…   BREAK   Next for Comments is Mindy W7ZAP   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20180702042413
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
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:mg:898 HF Forecast for 6FEB18
80m: FAIR / Geomag: VERY QUIET
Solar flux: 77 / Sunspots: 17 / A-index: 5 / K-index: 0

35w 264ft doublet @ 135ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KB6HOH  100% copy KBD (S8) -1 to 6dB
W6ADZ   100% copy KBD (S9 +15) 1dB
KF7YRS  100% copy KBD, 88% FLAMP (S9) 8dB (missed 1 block)
W7LUX   100% copy KBD (S8) 0dB
WA7HHE  100% copy KBD, relay, FLMSG (S9) 4dB
KD7CL   80% copy KBD (S8) -7dB
K6ETA   100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 2 to 10dB
VE7WSM  100% copy KBD (S9) 5dB
N6IET   100% copy KBD (S9) 3 to 6dB
W7GBB   100% copy KBD (S9) 2dB
N7SND   100% copy KBD (S9 +10) 3dB
KG7UNI  100% copy KBD, image (S9) 3dB
K7KY    KBD, FLMSG, image, relay

ORCA welcomes VE7WSM Bill from BC. Band seems better than it has for a while, but with no closeby stns… hard to say for sure. Appreciate having new stations participating with us. Great to see all on the WF tonite!
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 7303][WRAP:end] … end

W7ZAP  < K7KY RR TU Mindy great report…    BREAK     are there any further comments for the net?  < NCS

K7KY de W6ADZ   Do you mind if I send FLAMP REPORT from W7ZAP to be sure it is working OK?

TU for running the net – good experience here got most of flamp – 7 & GN to all de w7lux
W6ADZ  < K7KY Darrell stand by a moment  BREAK    W7LUX Joe   there was a double & I missed abt half   agn pse..  < NCS
Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
k7ky de w7lux TU for running the net – good experience here got most of flamp – 7 & GN to all de w7lux
RR Good to hear…  BREAK    W6ADZ  < K7KY   OK Darrell  go  < NCS
Do you mind if I send FLAMP REPORT from W7ZAP to check if it is working OK? de W6ADZ
W6ADZ  < K7KY Rgr  go ahead now.. < K7KY
DE W6ADZ
File : ex55.txt
<MISSING 15 1003>{E440}CONFIRMED
DE W6ADZ K

W6ADZ  < K7KY RR Darrell good going…     have any comments now ur in?   < K7KY
NO, just want to wish everyone a good evening and see you next week.  160 was interesting.  Hope it gets better in future. De W6ADZ
W6ADZ  < K7KY FB Darrell..    160m will be interesting for awhile I think     we’ll give it another go on thursday… BREAK   any more comments b4 we close?   < K7KY
K7KY de VE7WSM k
K7DV  < K7KY GE Dave stand by  BREAK
VE7WSM < K7KY  Bill i was coming to see if u have any comments for the net..   we usually don’t engage in&out Ops, but tonithe we hve extra time       over to u   < K7KY
K7KY de VE7WSM
tu doug was going to comment that this is the first time using all this software received all blocks on messages once i figured things out
tnx for the practice and i shall figure out the pre tone thing 73 all
K7KY de VE7WSM k
VE7WSM < K7KY  RR Bill nice to meet u  and I  hope u’ll come back & practice a little digital trafiic with us…   see our website the Quick Start page in particular   http://orcadigitalnet.com         BREAK  K7DV  < K7KY   GE Dave good u can make it tonite any comments b4 we close??   < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2018-02-07T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY  DE K7DV  well I didnt mean to step on anyone I had to  go back to the defaullt settingsd on the software as the other got corrupted so srri i dont have pretonne  i think its set in the psm area good job again and Ill try to be on time next week ur a trouper you and mindy and do alot to train all of us   break de k7dv
K7DV  < K7KY FB Dave & tnx for the flowers…   u don’t need config 4 a quick pre-tone with the TUNE button…   and,don’t fret abt being late   late is missing the net…    digital net are not so easy to get in when they’re up to speed…    I don’t mind the interrupt  it’s good 4 me to deal with odd things because they happen all the time  I’m always glad to c u anyway… BREAK   any further comment b 4 we go??   < K7KY

I’ll resend the updated roster after we close…      we really had a good time tonite here on this end
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 02/06/2018 20:42 PST
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next Tues.
Practice makes Perfect!
73  Doug K7KY

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20180702044327
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
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:mg:545

ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/Feb/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
KB6HOH  Steve  Novato,CA in&out
W6ADZ   Darrell Reno,NV in&out
KF7YRS  Lee St. George,UT
W7LUX   Joe Flagstaff,AZ
WA7HHE  Brad   Cedar City,UT
KD7CL   Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K6ETA   Steve  Petaluma,CA
VE7WSM  Bill Alberni Valley Regional Airport,BC in&out
N6IET   Rick  Los Angeles,CA in&out
W7GBB   Bob Renton,WA in&out
N7SND   Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KG7UNI  Eric  Kanab,UT
K7DV    Dave Idaho Falls,ID late
W7ZAP   Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY    Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 1912][WRAP:end] … end

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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
14.066 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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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

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
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