07/JUN/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 07/Jun/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
__KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
__N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
__AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Band condx were spotty again this evening. Some stations had a pipeline while others struggled a bit. We logged no stations East of UT. Check-ins are down a bit from Winter, but that’s normal for Summer. QNX stations are 75% of the Roster tonight. That’s also normal for ORCA. Some nets discourage QNX ck-ins; we think otherwise. These Ops have enough interest in net operation to take time to check-in regularly. That’s worth consideration. We’ve no idea of their digital capabilities, but we can see they regularly ck-in correctly. Odds are they will be with us in emergencies. Who knows how/what they might contribute. Yes, we’d prefer they practiced regularly, but that just a preference. Note too that many QNX stations CONFIRM or Fill files in the after-net Monitor’s Session. Obviously, they’re working the Exercises silently. We’re happy to have them aboard.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Norm AC6DF in Lacey,WA. We’ll ask Norm to ck-in QNX until he learns our Protocols and Conventions. He can work the NBEMS Exercises silently and CONFIRM or Fill Exercise files in the after-net Monitor’s Session. Washington stations have had a more difficult path to NCS lately. We hope that improves.

From our perspective as NCS, we enjoyed the biggest event of our ORCA career’s tonight. You won’t be criticized if you initially missed it. Don KJ7VGV conducted the weekly Basic NBEMS Exercise. If you didn’t notice at first that something was different, no worries. The Exercise was exactly like every ORCA NBEMS Exercise you’ve worked. The only difference was Don’s CALLSIGN. Don’s mission was conducting the Basic NBEMS Exercise exactly as it’s always done. He did it perfectly. Consistency and predictability are ORCA principles. A complex net is easier to work when the format is consistent.

Our project to train Ops in NCS tasks began again last November when we asked for Ops interested in conducting our weekly Basic NBEMS Exercises. Don & Bruno KG7VVN were interested and willing. We’ve been working on it since. Both Ops use Mac PCs, so our learning curve extended a little. It took more time to develop the Instructions and Macro set than we anticipated. The Instructions were harder because we didn’t initially realize how much was only in our heads and undocumented. Working together, we ironed out the Instructions and Macros. Lately, we’ve been practicing on-air. Now and then we’ve picked up ORCA Ops on the fly to help make the practice sessions more realistic. Thanks to Brad WA7HHE, Jaye KE6SLS, and Lamar AE6LJ for helping us w/minimal notice. Bruno will also be conducting Exercises when he satisfies some previous commitments.

Don will conduct our Basic NBEMS Exercise on the 1st Tues each month. His commitment is open-ended, he can withdraw whenever he likes. The Exercise Instructions and Macro set are in good order; you may be interested in giving it a try. It’s not Rocket Science, but does take commitment, focus, and adequate signal. It goes a long way toward learning NCS routines.  Conducting these Exercise is a little more demanding than compiling the Roster. When you’re comfortable conducting these Exercise, the remaining NCS tasks are all less demanding.

Soon, we’ll publish the Instructions, Macro, and a directory of previous Exercises to the website for download. Our NBEMS Exercise can be easily presented to other HF/VHF digital training nets. If you’d like to learn this Exercise routine, let us know.

For our next session on 14/Jun/22 we’ll again experiment with the Path Evaluation Macro. This week, we’ll work with Daisy-Chaining Macros. We’ve done a bit of this already. Daisy-Chaining means executing macros sequentially in a seamless transmission. We’ve already linked the Comment Macro with the Path Evaluation Macro. Next week, we’ll link 3 macros together. If you’ve not yet configured a Comment Macro, you should do this first. Instructions are available here: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/  The Comment Macro will save time & effort on any forum where Comments are appropriate.

Next week’s Macro experiment entails executing 3 macros in succession in a single transmission. You’ll make a new macro to work with the Path Evaluation and Comment Macros. If you don’t have the Comment Macro, you can simply type/paste your comments in the TX buffer AFTER the Path Macro begins. In either case, you need to remove some <RX> Tags so that only the 3rd Macro terminates transmission. If you send Comments by kbd/paste, you can end transmission with your regular ‘SignOff’ Macro. You also need to remove some IDs so you only ID beginning & end. The goal is a single transmission, presented logically, using 3 macros.

Here’s the lead Macro:
————

ORCA < <MYCALL>  I’m in <MYQTH>,<MYST>, sending @ <FREQ>hz.
My antenna is a <ANTENNA>.  Here’s my Test image: <TX>
———–

Some Tags depend on data in ‘Config/Misc/Operator Station’. The <FREQ> Tag depends on your Dial Freq in the top left Freq window,(3581.000). If you don’t use CAT control, type Dial freq in. Work these Macros with the radio off until they work correctly. They should present seamlessly in a single transmission. If you need help, email: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Beginning & ending mages from the net indicate how the band worked for these stations:

AE6LJ Redway, CA
K7HDX Cedar City, UT
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KM7H Addy, WA
KS6M Oakland, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT

Thanks for working with us again tonight. We always appreciate your participation and support.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

DE W1EEP

DE KL7RI QNX

ORCA I hv these stations from the RX buffer:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV 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

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

KF7ZIY < K7KY GE Dave TU
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA

GE Dave  pse send VidID @ 2000wf and Text @ 1500wf  tu BK
next?  < K7KY

DE KF7ZIY QNX

KF7ZIY < K7KY TU Dave
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

KF7ZIY  < K7KY   & Dave, no need to send the mode     tu < K7KY

< KJ7BHK QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < K7KY/NC

KS6M

KS6M < K7KY GE John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA

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

KE7ZPG QNX

KE7ZPG  < K7KY Steven    as per our email conversation, pse stick around until after Monitor’s Session  I’ll call you directly tu  < 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
leaߋ OaTcmnÈtV  7 xs tij Nt uly
Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < K7KY
W6DLW < K7KY GE Dennis TU
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT

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

K7KY
DE KJ7WHE / BARRY / NAMPA ID / QRZ

KJ7WHE < K7KY TU Barry
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX

Thanks for checking in, Barry  Pse review ‘Ck-In/Out’
@: orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/ and use our Ck-In
Protocol. Try our Ck-In Macros on the Macro page. TU
BK     Next 4 Early Ck-In?  < K7KY/NCS

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

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

kdRRY I MEANT QNX DE KJ7WHE WILL DO ON MACROS STILL LOOKING AT ALL THAT

KJ7WHE  < K7KY FB Barry    all u need to work the net is in the Quick-Start guide…  u can work the Exercises as QNX  silently nad and check ur work in the after-net Monitor’s Session    tu   BK Next 4 ck-in?  < K7KY

YES QNX SILENT DE KJ7WHE

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

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

K7HDX

K7HDX < K7KY GE Ron TU
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT < K7KYtdJe

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
KJ7VGV* Don Reno,NV  < NCS

KI7TPD QNX

KI7TPD < K7KY TU Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX < K7KY/NCS

NCS de N6ZZO N6ZZO QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

K7KY  DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

N6ZZO < K7KY TU Kai
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX < K7KY/NCS

WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX < K7KY/NCS

AE7LM < K7KY GE David TU
AE7LM David Hailey,ID < K7KY

N7SDC   QNX

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

KR7KR QNX
de KR7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY TU Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoc

KR7KR < K7KY TU Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX < K7KY/NCS

AE6LJ

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX 9
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA

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

AE7LM QNX

AE7LM < K7KY TU David
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS4t

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

WB7EUX QNX

WB7EUX < K7KY TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA 17
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

2022-06-07  19:29:38p  02:29:38z
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

DE KC7MAW QNX

KC7MAW < K7KY TU Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
BK anyone else?  < K7KY

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×St

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20220806023556
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:670 ORCA DIGITAL NET 07/Jun/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 22
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum A02A][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s agenda includes a Basic NBEMS Exercise. The first two Tuesdays each month have Basic NBEMS Exercises. The remaining Tuesdays have Advanced NBMES Exercises. Basic NBEMS Exercises entail correctly copying a a brief file and Reporting it CONFIRMED. Advanced NBEMS Exercises have the same task with a variety of more challenging tasks.

As you know, Steve K6ETA’s work schedule has changed. He cannot continue hosting Western Digital Net. He hopes someone will volunteer to take it over or we will retain the time/freq schedule with a similar net. A few of us have run WDN for the past two months, but no one has volunteered as permanent NCS. WDN isn’t a difficult net to run, but there’s a bit more to do than conducting the net. NCS is responsible for directing Traffic. Most of the formal Traffic WDN has handled has been make-work messages for practice. The NTS network processes very little actual Traffic these days. That would change quickly in a National emergency.

Steve would rather see WDN change than go dark. We have four digital nets on 3.581 four days/week. 3.581 is well established as the Western US digital watering-hole. If no one volunteers to run WDN, we can consider simplifying WDN somewhat to make it easier for NCS. Then, we might find 4-5 Ops willing to sustain the net as a team. WDN could be refocused as an Emergency Net. Emergency nets become Traffic in emergencies. With no weekly Traffic tasks, WDN would be easier to manage. Hopefully, this would make it easier to recruit Net Control Stations. Whatever we do, we should retain the time/freq schedule if at all possible.

Nets don’t belong exclusively to the Control Station. Net members are also net-owners. Without them, it’s not a network. Members and NCS are a team.  Western Digital Net and ORCA DIGITAL NET are pick-up nets. When you work the net regularly, you’re a member. If you work WDN, you’re part of the WDN team. Your input and participation during this change is important. The future of WDN and the Thursday time/freq slot is on your plate too. Let’s do our best to sustain the inertia Steve has generated. Surely we can find a path we can support. Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

Next is the NBEMS Exercise w//Don KJ7VGV… < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

This Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK-250R (220wpm,250hz,80%).
We’ll fill with THOR 50×1 (176wpm,900hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,630hz).
Check your Filters. < KJ7VGV/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:42Z PSK-250R @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 E34F>{61D7}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 0A77>{61D7}20220606023130:ex260B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 8154>{61D7}KJ7VGV DM09dn
<SIZE 15 2D11>{61D7}617 10 64
<FILE 38 0A77>{61D7}20220606023130:ex260B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 8154>{61D7}KJ7VGV DM09dn
<SIZE 15 2D11>{61D7}617 10 64
<DATA 72 BB69>{61D7:1}FEMA recommended preparedness:
https://www.ready.gov/kit

Emerge
<DATA 72 C8FF>{61D7:2}ncy preparedness. A different approach.

Each household will ‰Xlueîco n,BC>{61D7:3}fer in needs. Hopefully you have purchased extra supplies. Do yo
<DATA 72 C58E>{61D7:4}u know how long they will last? For bulk household items ms zyåTA 72 ABF9>{61D7:5}e date you put it in
use (Sharpie). When you replace it note how
<DATA 72 126D>{61D7:6} long it lasted. If you want a year’s supply now you will know h
<DATA 72 9C31>{61D7:7}ow much to get. Foods mark the date purchased, rotate stock. Res
<DATA 72 D81E>{61D7:8}upply. Soon you will know exactly your needs in food, soaps, bat
<DATA 72 08D1>{61D7:9}hroom products, etc. Another resource:

https://readysquirrel.co
<DATA 50 3468>{61D7:10}m/how-much-food-to-stockpile-per-person/

<CNTL 10 6CB0>{61D7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CCBC>{61D7:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:43Z PSK-250R @ 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

W1EEP NO COPY

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 61EF>{61D7}PREAMBLE
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W6DLW
tr
Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE W6DLW
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 61EF>{61D7}PREAMBLE
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 20 D4CB>{61D7}2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DE K7HDX K

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 19 CEF6>{61D7}1 2 3 4 7 10
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:46Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 E34F>{61D7}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 0A77>{61D7}20220606023130:ex260B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 8154>{61D7}KJ7VGV DM09dn
<SIZE 15 2D11>{61D7}617 10 64
<FILE 38 0A77>{61D7}20220606023130:ex260B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 8154>{61D7}KJ7VGV DM09dn
<SIZE 15 2D11>{61D7}617 10 64
<DATA 72 BB69>{61D7:1}FEMA recommended preparedness:
https://www.ready.gov/kit

Emerge
<DATA 72 C8FF>{61D7:2}ncy preparedness. A different approach.

Each household will dif
<DATA 72 F9BC>{61D7:3}fer in needs. Hopefully you have purchased extra supplies. Do yo
<DATA 72 C58E>{61D7:4}u know how long they will last? For bulk household items mark th
<DATA 72 ABF9>{61D7:5}e date you put it in use (Sharpie). When you replace it note how
<DATA 72 126D>{61D7:6} long it lasted. If you want a year’s supply now you will know h
<DATA 72 9C31>{61D7:7}ow much to get. Foods mark the date purchased, rotate stock. Res
<DATA 72 D81E>{61D7:8}upply. Soon you will know exactly your needs in food, soaps, bat
<DATA 72 08D1>{61D7:9}hroom products, etc. Another resource:

https://readysquirrel.co
<DATA 50 3468>{61D7:10}m/how-much-food-to-stockpile-per-person/

<CNTL 10 6CB0>{61D7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CCBC>{61D7:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:48Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 61EF>{61D7}PREAMBLE
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex260B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 12 9D00>{61D7}2 6 7
DE KS6M K

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WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 12 9E01>{61D7}1 2 7
DE WA7HHE K

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W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-06-08T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE W6DLW
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 61EF>{61D7}PREAMBLE
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https://readysquirrel.co
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Basic NBEMS Exercse complete, BTN KJ7VGV

FB Don, Thank You…  Great work. You’re the first to conduct a portion of ORCA DIGITAL NET. We’ve worked toward this event for years. This project began late last year when we again asked if anyone would be interested in conducting the Basic NBEMS Exercise. To our surprise, Don and Bruno KG7VVN came forward. We’ve been working with them on Instructions for conducting the Exercise and a set of Exercise Macros. Don and Bruno both use Mac PCs, making our learning curve a little longer. Lately, we’ve been practicing on the air..

Both Don and Bruno have the signal strength needed to conduct net operations. It’s taken us a few months to refine the Instructions and Macros; everyone is busy these days. Bruno has a few commitments to satisfy before running an Exercise. We hope others will be interested in conducting the Basic NBEMS Exercise. This Project is designed to make ORCA NBEMS Exercises easy to conduct with minimal training. The Instructions, Macros, and Exercises will eventually be available for download from the website. We want to make it easy to take ORCA Exercises to other digital training nets.

Thanks again to these bold Pioneers. They’ve enabled a major addition to our training routines.

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:57:41p  02:57:41z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

KM7H QNX

KM7H < K7KY TU Jim
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX BK
anyone else?  < K7KY

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

K7KY  W1EEP ALWAYS GLAD FOR THE SUN BUT IT IS NOT GOOD FOR HF BUT WE PLAY BECAUSE WE ARE WITH THE BEST TRAINING NET THANKS TO DOUG & MINDY NICE JOB!!!  THX FOR ALL YOU DO IN A TRYING TIME. 73’S TO ALL

RR Gene   & the band was kind to u this evening…     BK Next 4 Comments is John KS6M  < NCS
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ORCA < KS6M

NCS and the net <

No comments from me this evening. 73!

RR John       NCS missed u during the Exercise becuz   a radio fart took out ur CALLSIGN    BK  Brad WA7HHE, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

elerLiCA < WA7HHE GE to the Net, excited about a fun ECOMM activity our ECOMM group will be participating
in in August. Our local airport will hold a 3 year disaster exercise. Will involve two aircraft colliding. Local fire department helps with the fireworks, local area college students with made up injuries courtesy university make-up department and might add very realistic. ECOMM group will call in Triage colour heads up to our local hospital EOC. Patients will be transported via ambulance along with being lifeflightedand from airport to hospital. Should  be a good ECOMM exercise. 73’s Brad

FB Brad & Hats-Off to the Rainbow Canyons ARC for being so community active   BK  Next 4 Comments is
Dennis W6DLW  < NCS

ORCA NCS< Mindy/Doug, I hope all is well with you two? Switched from 20 Megabyte Internet service to 1-Gig Internet service today.  Spent the last several hours updating all the wirleless devices with the new WiFi passwords etc.  Your Signal to Noise was at 0 to -3 at start of net but I could still read your print. A great big thanks to Don for taking on tonight’s exercise as NCS. Still prepping for Summer Field Day. Stay safe. 73 to all.

<<W6DLW>.
Sounds like the increase in speed is well worth the bother   BK Next 4 Comments is Ron K7HDX  < NCS

K7KY<NCS

Once again a great net and happy to be a part of it.  Southern Utah has great represrentation here.  Thanks to all the net controlers and members.
73
Ron
K7HDX

RR Ron   & tu for supporting the net… we appreciate your participation  BK  Lamar AE6LJ, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA Digital Net < AE6LJ

Kudos to Don, KJ7VGV< for running the Basic Ex. this eve. I know much time was dedicated 2 the prep. It showed, too. Good work!

BTNCS < AE6LJ

RR Lamar   I can’t say enough about Don & Bruno     we’ve hoped and looked for Ops interested in learning
some of the NCS tasks.  It’s a landmark day 4 us here @ NCS central  BK  Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV  < NCS
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I was surprised to read a news article this morning which reaffirms the need for us to prepare. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Released this morning a warning about domestic terrorism:

“The United States remains in a heightened threat environment”….. “In the coming months, we expect the threat environment to become more dynamic as several high-profile events could be exploited to justify acts of violence”.

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/ntas/alerts/22_0607_S1_NTAS-Bulletin_508.pdf

Prepare today and continue to prepare for tomorrow.

<0306Z> KJ7VGV BTN

FB Don     that sounds like a warning     it doesn’t sound good 2 me.    TNx for running the Basic NBEMS Exercise   it went very well   we were a bit befuddled jjust sitting here white the Ecercise unfolded    a strange but wonderful feeling   BK  Mindy W7ZAP, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KYc
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… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20220806030842
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1231 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S6)
KL7RI 100% KBD (S1)
KF7ZIY 100% KBD, VidID (S1)
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S1)
KS6M 100% KBD (S1 to 6)
WA7HHE 100% KBD (S7) Airport exe sounds exciting! Hope to hear more
W6DLW 100% VidID, KBD (S1)
KJ7WHE 100% KBD (S6)
KW6M 100% KBD (S9+)
K7HDX 100% KBD (S6)
KI7TPD 100% KBD (S2)
N6ZZO 100% KBD (S6)
WB7TZD 100% KBD (S6)
AE7LM 100% KBD (S1)
N7SDC 100% KBD (S1)
KR7KR 100% KBD (S3)
AE6LJ 100% KBD (S8)
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S4)
KC7MAW 100% KBD (S4)
KJ7VGV 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 73% 1st pass/100% 2nd

This is a landmark net… we have wanted to train Ops to run sections of the ORCA DIGITAL NET for a long time. We’re so pleased to finally have an ORCA Op at the helm running the NBEMS exercise. Excellent job Don!!  Useful info on preps. Thanks to the Ops that assisted us in creating realistic practice sessions for Don & Bruno the past month or so.

PSK-250R: 0 stns
THOR50x1: 1 stn
MFSK-32: 5 stns

HF signals on 80m during daylight hrs are challenging for us all, especially during ck-in.

We had a solid 5″ of rain over the weekend & glad to get it. Busy day on the homestead… getting a lot done.

Thanks for taking time to work w/us tonight!
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 60FC][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx Mindy, uv covered the waterfront   BK

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

VidID agn pse   fuzzy  < K7KY

AE6LJ Go Lamar  < K7KY

ORCA< AE6LJ

Really hopr someone else picks up the WDN this coming Thurs. Even if they just make a roster. Let’s keep ‘er goin’!

BTNCS < AE6LJ

Good point, Lamar   I’m hoping that the potential NCS Ops will come together and we can kick it around how to go
ahead from here.  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

Can anyone relay the WA station?  < K7KYWA station agn pse < K7KY

^Gob Lacey WA, QNX

AC6DF < K7KY TU Norm
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA  QNX

Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET, Norm      Please Ck-In QNX for a few
sessions while you learn our Protocols. Read the Quick-Start Guide
and use ORCA Ck-In Macros available @: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/
BK Next Early Ck-In? < K7KY/NCS

Oops!  never mind the late ck-in string   I forgot it was in the macro Anyway, Norm   good to hv u aboard      Band condx are touigh currently btwn us in Brookings,OR and our WA members.   it usually gets better as the evening progresses  BK   anyone else?  < K7KY

DE KJ7WHE WOW & WOW THIS IS EXCELLENT TRAINING THANK YOU FOR EVERYONES PATIENCE THERE ARE DIFFERENT PROTOCOLS FOR DIFFERENT GROUPS. I WORK THE AMRRON GROUPS WITH THE NEBMS SOFTWARE ALSO, THIS IS WHERE I SAW THESE PROGRAMS USED FIRST. THIS IS BUILDING UP TO A REAL, TRUE SHTF DEAL. GET READY FOLKS THIS IS THE REAL DEAL. 73S EVERYONE AND PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY.

KJ7WHE  RR Barry      & tnx for making the point again that each net is different and they all have their own protocols and conventions.  it can take a bit of time and attention to learn what is expected at each net…    tnx 4 making a point we bring up often   BK
anyone else?  < K7KY

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AC6DF  DE WB7TZD Tom

DUGD
CAN I GET A FILL AFTER NET?
AC6DF  WB7TZD BTU K

RR Tom   that’s what we do in the after-net Monitor’s Session stick around a few   BK  anyone else?  < K7KY

2022-06-07  20:23:37p  03:23:37z
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

WB7TZD  < K7KY Tom  looks lke ur my only customer tonite   what u need?  < K7KY

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DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 C58E>{61D7:4}u know how long they will last? For bulk household items mark th
<DATA 72 ABF9>{61D7:5}e date you put it in use (Sharpie). When you replace it note how
<DATA 72 9C31>{61D7:7}ow much to get. Foods mark the date purchased, rotate stock. Res
<DATA 72 D81E>{61D7:8}upply. Soon you will know exactly your needs in food, soaps, bat
<DATA 72 08D1>{61D7:9}hroom products, etc. Another resource:

https://readysquirrel.co
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<CNTL 10 CCBC>{61D7:EOT}

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WB7TZD
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FB Tom tnx 4 using the Monitor’s Session   we run this session becuz many Ops work the Ecercises while QNX or not ck-ing in at all.  73 BK anyone else b4 we close?  < K7KY

DE KJ7WHE
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DE KJ7WHE K

FB Barry     work a few of these and then the Advanced Exercises    then, ck-in Active and work them on-air   TU   BK anyone else ?  < K7KY

OK that wraps the ORCA Monitor’s Session    73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP
KE7ZPG
KE7ZPG  < K7KY

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K7KY Douglas DE WB7TZD Tom

THANKS GOUG THAT WAS THE ONLY MSG THAT I COPY.

DE WB7TZD
73’S ALL
STAY HEALTHY WEALHY AND WISE!

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/Sep/22 Check-In/Rotation Check-ins: 24 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA __K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX KS6M John Oakland,CA __W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ [...]

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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
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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
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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.
 

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