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ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/Sep/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 18
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa, ID
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS__
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

We can tell band condx are improving slowly; our more distant members are doing better. /Closer stations like Tom WB7EUX in Joseph,OR are still waiting for condx to improve. Below, we have two rows of Test images. One is our usual that depicts member reception of NCS. The other depicts our reception of net-members. Thanks for transmitting Comment Round Test images and emailing beginning/ending images you received from us.

The Basic NBEMS Exercise ran like clockwork again tonight thanks to Don KJ7VGV. He and Bruno KG7VVN have both learned to conduct NBEMS Exercises. They will be conducting the monthly Basic NBEMS Exercise and eventually, Advanced NBEMS Exercises if they so choose. You too can learn this routine. We have clear and concise instructions and a matching macro set for these Exercises. Don and Bruno have pioneered this project and its ready for prime time. Learn this routine and conduct NBEMS traffic-handling training in your community. Your colleagues will appreciate your effort.

For tonight’s Comment Round we asked you to present a Macro you created for a specific purpose and two stations submitted Macros. Brad WA7HHE shared Macros he created for efficient Field Day operations and his Macro Tags displayed correctly. We’ve been discussing how and how-not to transmit Macro Tags in files. We don’t know how Brad sent his file, but we’re certain he didn’t use the <FILE> Tag. When we call a file for transmission with <FILE>, the Macro Parser starts and tries to execute Tags in the file too. This can cause TX to hang and other anomolies.

Lamar AE6LJ also sent and explained a Macro. He altered our VidID Macro, not the Path Evaluation Macro, to always end in MFSK-32 irrespective of the original mode. Modifying Macros is an excellent learning path to mastering Macros. We began learning Macros by altering FLDIGI’s default Macros. Lamar revised the VidID Macro to insure the ending mode is always MFSK-32. His configuration assumes net-mode will always be MFSK-32.

We designed the VidID Macro to accommodate times of terrible condx when net-mode isn’t MFSK-32, but maybe MFSK-22, THOR-22, or even Olivia. <PUSH:m> stores the original Mode and <@POP> restores that mode when transmission ends. This enables the VidID Macro to save and restore the current mode, whatever it is. If someone accidently leaves the net in another mode, NCS restores net-mode before calling the next station. We hope you enjoy experimenting w/Macros. Their utility makes learning worth the bother.

Note to incoming digital Ops: When communicating with NCS, or in QSOs, turn on TX and type. You may not type fast or accurately, but you’ll save significant time by typing into the transmitter. If you type and edit before sending, others are gathering wool while you polish. Typing while sending saves time and energy. Amateurs are very good at reading thru interference and typing errors. If we don’t understand, we’ll ask. Soon, it will be 2nd nature. Your confidence and typing skill will improve and your colleagues will appreciate your effort (-:

Images from the net :
(note: K7KY’s and W7ZAP’s antennas are 90° offset from each other)

AE6LJ Redway, CA
RX: K7KY Brookings, OR RX: W7ZAP Brookings, OR
AC6DF Lacey, WA
RX: K7KY Brookings, OR RX: W7ZAP Brookings, OR
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
RX: K7KY Brookings, OR RX: W7ZAP Brookings, OR
KJ7WHE Nampa, ID
RX: K7KY Brookings, OR RX: W7ZAP Brookings, OR
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX: K7KY Brookings, OR RX: W7ZAP Brookings, OR
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX: K7KY Brookings, OR RX: W7ZAP Brookings, OR
WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
RX: K7KY Brookings, OR RX: W7ZAP Brookings, OR
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX: K7KY Brookings, OR RX: W7ZAP Brookings, OR
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KE7YX Pendelton, OR
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
W6ADZ Reno, NV

Thanks for working with us tonight. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

TUNE/TEST DE KF7ZIY

RRR  de K7DV
BTU  de K7DV KN

DE W1EEP

k7dv rr i will ck you in ok buddy  w1eep

RRR W1EEP de K7DV
thanks and 73s de K7dv

DE W1EEP

DE W1EEP

ORCA …  I hv the following stations from the RX buffer:
W1EEP  Gene Pine Valley,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
any corrections?  come now  < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

N7OOS  QNX

N7OOS < K7KY TU Earl
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < K7KY

KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken TU

KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT < K7KY

AC6DF AC

AC6DF AC6DF QNX

AC6DF < K7KY TU Norm
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < K7KY GE Lamar TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA < K7KYs

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP  Gene Pine Valley,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

KC7MAW < K7KY TU Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
GE Mike   gud  2  cu    < K7KY

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < K7KY GE Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP  Gene Pine Valley,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

KJ7VGV*

KJ7VGV < K7KY GE Don TU
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV < K7KY

W6DLW

W6DLW < K7KY GE Dennis TU
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < K7KY

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

W6ADZ  QNX

W6ADZ < K7KY TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP  Gene Pine Valley,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

N7SDC  QNX

N7SDC < K7KY TU Steve
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX < K7KY/NCSm

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS @ea

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP  Gene Pine Valley,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS

2022-09-06  19:30:00p  02:30:00z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

ORCA is a DIRECTED Net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in
training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid.
Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

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

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

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< K7KY/NCS

W6DLW   Dennis, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS

W6DLW: Relaying for ORCA NCS?  Not copying NCS? Check in here.

NCS Nothing Heard< W6DLW BTU

RR Dennis tu BK

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20220709023453
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:556 ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/Sep/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 18
Stations:
W1EEP  Gene Pine Valley,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 7F90][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we have a Basic NBEMS Exercise; no Traffic Round. We’ll use the new Path Evaluation Macro in the Comment Round. Version 2 is available for download in the right column of our website: http://orcadigitalnet.com.

In the Comment Round, please transmit our Test image with the Path Evaluation Macro v2 before or after your comments. If you’ve created a macro yourself, please explain it’s function and include the actual Macro text in your comments. We’re looking under-the-hood; don’t execute the Macro. Remember what we’ve learned about including Macro Tags in FLDIGI transmissions. We can’t include Macro Tags in files called by a Macro because the Macro Parser will try to execute them. The Macro Parser is only activated when we click a Macro Button, so files containing Macro Tags can be sent from FLDIGI’s TX window, FLMSG, and FLAMP w/o errors. Those apps don’t activate the Macro Parser.

Tonight, please email the beginning/ending Test images from NCS as usual. We don’t need images from the Comment Round this session. We’ll publish two Test image columns in the Net Report. One depicting net-member reception of NCS as usual, the other depicting NCS reception of net-members. Monitoring stations can send the Test image with their Path Evaluation Macro in the after-net Monitor’s Session.

There’s a limit to our ability to vary NBEMS traffic-handling practice. We’re always looking for variations that enhance learning and help keep practice interesting. We’re keenly aware of the importance of clear and concise instructions and careful instruction parsing. Much of traffic-handling involves understanding and implementing written instructions. Keep this in mind for all net events. Details may change subtlety from one session to the next. We try to send heads-up for significant changes.

FLAMP Notes: There’s more to operating the NBEMS suite than we learn from the Manuals. One important skill is determining FLAMP block size. Band condx have been challenging for the last few years and we usually begin with a modest block size of 64 bytes. We could go even smaller if needed. Band condx, mode, mode-speed, and conditions at our station all effect block size. For NBEMS Exercises, we usually use 64 bytes to help CONFIRM all net stations quickly. When you send the Advanced Exercise file in the Traffic Round, you can choose a more appropriate block size. When condx warrant, you can use a faster mode or mode-speed to send the Advanced Exercise file to NCS and in the Comment Round. NCS resets net-mode.

Over to Don KJ7VGV w/tonight’s NBEMS Exercise  < K7KY r
Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

This Basic NBEMS exercise begins in PSK-250RC2(440wpm, 600hz).
We’ll fill with THOR-50×1 (176wpm, 900hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630hz). Check your Filters. < KJ7VGV/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:41Z 2xPSK250R @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 323C>{23EF}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 72DE>{23EF}20220905222515:ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 5586>{23EFÚKGEA e bdåasvSIZE 15 4F3B>{23EF}579 10 64
<FILE 38 72DE>{23EF}20220905222515:ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 5586>{23EF}KJ7VGV DM09cmvto$iS·eTPr vaä 23EF}579 10 64
<DATA 72 9728>{23EF:1}
Preparing for an emergency should also include hygiene. Years a
<DATA 72 76FE>{23EF:2}go I got a Gasland tankless wateuzeaceo. Ayttached it to a hand
<DATA 72 2FD5>{23EF:3}cart, added a pump with bypass in case you have water poetest ifehoq<kn!ltt>{23EF:4}It has a 5 gallon
water container on the front and a 20 lb propa
<DATA 72 3E8F>{23EF:5}ne container on the back. It’s capable of providing showers and
<Du tRÒaq­no e :6}is portable. I found now they come assembled with it’s own pump
<DATA 72 213A>{23EF:7}but still can build your own. Water heater runs on batteries. Pu
<DATA 72 wr f tðYth t12 volts with converter.

https://www.amazon.com/Camplux-O
<DATA 72 711F>{23EF:9}utdoor-e Êe i»UeNuiysqealess/dp/B09KXWBBBR?ref_=ast_slp_dp&t
<DATA 12 j l aa bi Â}h=1
<CNTL 10 5419>{23EF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F415>{23EF:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:41Z 2xPSK250R @ 3581000+1500>>

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

We begin with … W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE W1EEP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 304F>{23EF}PREAMBLE
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 22 64EA>{23EF}1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 14 304F>{23EF}PREAMBLE
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 8 1B4F>{23EF}4
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 AEC4>{23EF}7 8 9 10
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 18 6B52>{23EF}1 3 4 6 7 9
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:45Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 323C>{23EF}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 72DE>{23EF}20220905222515:ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 5586>{23EF}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 4F3B>{23EF}579 10 64
<FILE 38 72DE>{23EF}20220905222515:ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 5586>{23EF}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 4F3B>{23EF}579 10 64
<DATA 72 9728>{23EF:1}
Preparing for an emergency should also include hygiene. Years a
<DATA 72 76FE>{23EF:2}go I got a Gasland tankless water heater. Attached it to a hand
<DATA 72 2FD5>{23EF:3}cart, added a pump with bypass in case you have water pressure.
<DATA 72 C0AF>{23EF:4}It has a 5 gallon water container on the front and a 20 lb propa
<DATA 72 3E8F>{23EF:5}ne container on the back. It’s capable of providing showers and
<DATA 72 03FF>{23EF:6}is portable. I found now they come assembled with it’s own pump
<DATA 72 213A>{23EF:7}but still can build your own. Water heater runs on batteries. Pu
<DATA 72 7C47>{23EF:8}mp is 12 volts with converter.

https://www.amazon.com/Camplux-O
<DATA 72 711F>{23EF:9}utdoor-Portable-Propane-Tankless/dp/B09KXWBBBR?ref_=ast_slp_dp&t
<DATA 12 B5D8>{23EF:10}h=1
<CNTL 10 5419>{23EF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F415>{23EF:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:46Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE W1EEP
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 D577>{23EF}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:47Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE W1EEP
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 D577>{23EF}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 D577>{23EF}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 D577>{23EF}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 D577>{23EF}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 12 C279>{23EF}7 8 9
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 D577>{23EF}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 323C>{23EF}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 72DE>{23EF}20220905222515:ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 5586>{23EF}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 4F3B>{23EF}579 10 64
<FILE 38 72DE>{23EF}20220905222515:ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 5586>{23EF}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 4F3B>{23EF}579 10 64
<DATA 72 9728>{23EF:1}
Preparing for an emergency should also include hygiene. Years a
<DATA 72 76FE>{23EF:2}go I got a Gasland tankless water heater. Attached it to a hand
<DATA 72 2FD5>{23EF:3}cart, added a pump with bypass in case you have water pressure.
<DATA 72 C0AF>{23EF:4}It has a 5 gallon water container on the front and a 20 lb propa
<DATA 72 3E8F>{23EF:5}ne container on the back. It’s capable of providing showers and
<DATA 72 03FF>{23EF:6}is portable. I found now they come assembled with it’s own pump
<DATA 72 213A>{23EF:7}but still can build your own. Water heater runs on batteries. Pu
<DATA 72 7C47>{23EF:8}mp is 12 volts with converter.

https://www.amazon.com/Camplux-O
<DATA 72 711F>{23EF:9}utdoor-Portable-Propane-Tankless/dp/B09KXWBBBR?ref_=ast_slp_dp&t
<DATA 12 B5D8>{23EF:10}h=1
<CNTL 10 5419>{23EF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F415>{23EF:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex273B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 D577>{23EF}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Basic NBEMS Exercse complete, BTN KJ7VGV

FB Don & TU for running the NBEMS Exercise. Great job!  BK Lamar AE6LJ has excellent ears.  If he doesn’t CONFIRM on the first pass, he usually only needs a Block or two of usually difficult modes  to CONFIRM.  When we CONFIRM so many Ops in two passes, we still send the 3rd pass fully for the Monitoring stations BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:53:51p  02:53:51z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

ORCA  … are there any questions abt the Comment Rnd b4 we begin? < K7KY

Sending a Macro for comments is optional, of course.     send the image b4 or after ur comments    BK

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Gene W1EEP is up first < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA < W1EEP
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Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA   <  W1EEP Fldigi 4.1.21

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GREAT NET TONIGHT THE WX IS VERY HOT HERE THE LAST FEW DAYS.
HOPE EVERONE HAD A GREAT HOLIDAY  73’s TO ALL I HOPE THIS
MACRO WORKS W1EEP

Gene   u surprised me w/two images..     it doesn’t look like the new version  as it doesn’t have the Version Tag   u can get it on the website in the right hand column..     and, it’s also hot here in Brookings, but not as hot as CA these days  BK  Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA < WA7HHE
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GE to everyone on ORCA, hearing on the news that the power company
in CA has asked everyone not to use AC from 4 PM TO 9 PM along with
not charging a EV as the grid is not capable of the demand.

Two simple Macros I’ve made up for Field Day are:

<TX> CQ WFD,CQ WFD < N7U <RX>

<TX> N7U copies <CALL>  u are 4 OSCAR UT <RX>

<TX> QSL <CALL> Gud Luck in the contest < N7U <RX>

73’S Brad

FB Brad and tnx for sending your macros..   we’ve fiddled with macros for months now and just a couple weeks ago, Lamar LE6LJ suggested we sri AE6LJ      Lamar suggeted we see what some of the members are buildint too..       gud 2 see u guys are building your own macros  BK  Next 4 Comments is Ken KR7KR  < NCS

ORCA Digital Net < KR7KR
I haven’t built any macros other than standard net macros
Good copy on most tonight
Thanks for the net
73 to all de KR7KR k

RR Ken     seeing some of these macros may stimulate u to buildl some of ur own  (-:   tnx 4 working w/us tonite   Wow! my typing is getting worse   BK  Lamar AE6LJ, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA < AE6LJ Fldigi 4.1.22
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My macro submission is the revised ORCA Path Evaluation Macro  I TX’d here last month:
……………………………………………..
MODEM:MFSK32
TXRSID:on TX
PUSH:m
MODEM:MFSK64
ORCA < MYCALL
IMAGE:G,\Users\XXXXX\fldigi.files\images\0RCAtest.png
!POP
@TXRSID:off
RX
……………………………………………..

MODEM:MFSK32 was added as a reference for PUSH:m in order to ensure a return to MFSK-32 no matter what mode was being used before my send of the exercise. The mention to use PUSH in the instructions could have clued me to understand what was meant was to return to net mode, however, I chose to narrowly focus on the MFSK-32 specification there.

Unlike @POP, !POP, in the EXACT POSITION I used it, returns not only the sending station’s modem in FLDigi back to MFSK-32, but that of ALL the net participants since it occurs while TXID is still active. Here I chose a more interpretive take of the written instructions as I could find no point in one segueing into Comments all alone in their own private mode.

I think Rube Goldberg would be proud of my macro.

Thanks to our hosts for holding this macro Show ‘n Tell session.

GE all and 73,

BTNCS < AE6LJ

RR I’ll leave ur commenst as they stand as we’ve been over this quite well already  tu BK  Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

ORCA < WB7EUX Fldigi 4.1.23
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OK  Tom has no comments tonite and BK  Next 4 Comments is Dennis W6DLW  < NCS

ORCA < <W6DLW>
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ORCA NCS< K7KY – W7ZAP  I have not created any Macros of my own. This next Saturday our Radio Club will be assisting with the Cedar City Half Marathon on September 10th. Weather here has been in the high 90’s to low 100’s for the past week. Not mudch else going on.  Nice to see everyone on the waterfall. Stay safe.  73   W6DLW.

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<<W6DLW>
RR Dennis     sometimes I wonder how you guys in Cedar City have enough time and energy left 4 ORCA (-:    and pse resend ur image  ur were doubled @ the end  and we want to publish these images so the net can see how well we copy each member  btu < K7KY

ORCA < <W6DLW>
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Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA < KJ7VGV
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Tonights Image macro was set up to turn TXRSID on then TXRSID off at end of transmission. At the same time GO HOME and LOCK commands made sure the frequency was set to 1500 turning the WF marker to blue and the button at the bottom [Lk] turned green. After the  image was sent then the [TxID] button green light turned off. The peculiar aspect of this macro for the Mac was it would not transmit the image until the TX command was put at the very end of the macro after the RX command with a space between the two commands.

It was great that I got 5 of 6 confirmed on 2nd pass. good band for me tonight.
<0312Z> KJ7VGV BTN

RR Don    yes, there’s more to writing working Macros than we know usually, the Macro Parser doesn’t care where we put the TAGS, but occasionally it does make some difference    when I wrote the original Path Macro it would not stop the TX until I put a space btwn <TX> & <RX>  or added a space to the end of all text.   I’ve no idea why still today..    & thanks for such a great job with the NBEMS Exercise!  BK  Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.20
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20220709031535
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1308 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S8+)
KF7ZIY N/C (my stn may have been QRT when u TXed)
K7DV 100% KBD (S4)
N7OOS 100% KBD (S7)
WA7HHE 100% KBD (S8+)
KR7KR 100% KBD (S9)
AC6DF 100% KBD (S4)
AE6LJ 100% KBD (S9)
KC7MAW 100% KBD (S8+)
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +13)
KJ7VGV 100% KBD (S9 +15)
W6DLW 100% KBD (S7+)
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S9+)
N7SDC 100% KBD (S7+)
KK6RJR 100% KBD (S1) very lite sig: 100% for me – n/c 4 K7KY

PSK-250RC2: 0 stns
THOR-50×1: 5 stns
MFSK-32: 1 stn

ORCA welcomes back Mike KC7MAW. Signals are better than expected. We’re at the tail end of a geomagnetic storm from a solar flare that fired off yesterday. It was a big one, fortunately facing away from Earth.

Hat’s off to Don KJ7VGV taking NCS duties for the NBEMS exercise. Ran like clockwork! Both he and Bruno KG7VVN have stepped up to take on this task once a month. It’s much appreciated at this end.

I’m looking forward to seeing the difference between NCS/ORCA Ops test images in tomorrow’s net report. Remember to only email NCS test images from start/end of net. We’ll post along with our RX of ur test image sent during Comment round. Will comapare how we copy each other. If ur QNX and want to TX ur test image, ck-in to Monitor’s Session.

Good to see all on the WF.
Stay safe!

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 4EF9][WRAP:end] … end

FB Mindy & TU for covering some things I forgot tonite   BK u’ll note that some images also printed the FLDIGI version #   That is from the original version of the macro   the new version doesn’t contain the <VERSION> Tag      u can download the new version in the right column of our website      wow typing       BK

Any follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < K7KY/NCS

ORCA < WB7EUX – Wild land fires surround Joseph with the most dire near Imnaha. Level 3 evacuations are underway from Freezout to the town of Imnaha. Meanwhile residents up the Lostine River Canyon have begun a Level 3 evacuation from the Two Pan trailhead down to the Lostine River bridge. Some residents below that point have also started evacuations.

These fires are from 16 to 24 miles West and South of Joseph. Smoke in this area of Wallowa County is thick with Air Quality Alerts from the DEQ and NWS. Speaking from my own experience it is horrible. Mt. Joseph is completely obscured by smoke. Today I saw fire equipment from departments all over Oregon rolling up Highway 82 toward the fire camp at the Joseph Rodeo Grounds. Hats off to all those folks that are here to help.

Beyond that, all is well. 73 de WB7EUX

WB7EUX  < K7KY RR Tom and 1st    sri to not leave enough time 4 u to comment     the fire situation is dire and I’m sad to hear it. We have again today smoke from the Rum Creek fire over the mountain range east of here, but no threat to our community     Is your home close enough to be on alert 4 evac too?  btu  < K7KY

Not yet. a few years ago we were at a level 1. I think we will be ok but we have all the steps in place to evacuate. thanks for the quesiton. btw fldigi folded thetent at the end of the image. btu de wb7eux

FB Tom   a few yrs back 4 the Chetco Bar fire we were on leave at a moments notice for a week and moved most of our stuff to a friends garage in the next town        thankfully, we didn’t evacuate BK   any other comments from Active Ops ?  < K7KY

AE6LJ

AE6LJ Go

K7KY < AE6LJ I added the Ver#. on the fly as u told Gene (EEP) he should have had it on. Now u say it shouldn’t be there? I just added GO HOME and LOCK ON to my original macro. Didn’t want to redo the whole thing.

BTNCS < AE6LJ

RR Lamar    that make good sense to me    I don’t know if everyone did that.   the original didn’t contain the version TAG either. we added it as we experimented w/macro. Your results are the same w/o downloading.      TU  BK anyone else?  < K7KY

Any Comments by Monitors or Lurkers?  Late Ck-Ins?  Come Now w/Pre-Tone
After closing, we’ll FILL or CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations. < K7KY/NCS

tune station go < K7KY

2022-09-06  20:29:26p  03:29:26z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

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

DE KJ7WHE / QRU

CQ CQ CQ de K7Qrl al nm gudxT

KJ7WHE

KJ7WHE < K7KY GE Barry TU
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID < K7KY

DE KJ7WHE
File : ex273B3o  i ec  eba
<MISSING 15 D577>{23Eno0CONxcoXo,WHE K

KJ7WHE  < K7KY Barry   I’m not finished seeing who’s here & I’ll be back to u when I do  tu  BK   anyone else 4 the Monitor’s
Session?  < K7KY

AC6DF AC6DF

AC6DF RR Norm  tu   I’ll be bk soon  BK   anyone else?  < K7KY

KJ7WHE  < K7KY OK Barry, ur up 1st   < K7KY

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RR Barry & do you want to work a file too?  < K7KY

Anything further, Barry?  < K7KY

AC6DF ur next, Norm  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-09-07T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

I truly appreciate the coming season as I can hear more stations each week.
Am still using a second laptop monitoring via  aM¨tah tt I am relying on it less.
Have my image macro updated to v2.  Coming your way… standby…

ORCA  < AC6DF
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FB Norm    good work w/the macro   ur image isn’t great here, but it’s good enough to know what it is and we’re glad
toget it    Mindy says she copied it much better than I.   You’ll see the results in the Net Report…  we’re all looking fwd to better 80m condx.  I’m not anxious 4 Fall, but I am anxious 4 better condx.    tnx 4 hanging in there.   anything further?  < K7KY

no sir tnx and 73
de AC6DF k

Anyone else for the Monitor’s Session b4 we close?  < K7KY

 

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