08/MAR/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 08/MAR/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 29
Stations:
__N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
__K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
__W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
__K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains, MO
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
W0NRP Neil Lee’s Summit,MO
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Although 80m has improved slowly this winter, this isn’t a usual winter and we’re about to return to DST. Springing Forward usually hampers the distant stations. Many digital Ops use 100w at times. Some use Amplifiers when propagation is limited. Because we’re so close together at NCS, we never exceed 35w. It’s remarkable we connect so many stations to our East with only 35w, even in unfavorable condx.

Things were a little dicey at NCS this evening. Doug had revised his station to have his Linux tablet run the IC-7300, replacing the Win8.1 tablet and Yaesu FT-857D. Yesterday, it worked perfectly; this evening, the tablet wouldn’t connect the 7300. Doug reconfigured with a Win8.1 tablet and IC-7300. We didn’t have time for our usual practice session. It’s the first net we’ve run w/o a warm-up session. Although the 7300 is tough enough for a nearby strong signal, the signal overloads the FLDIGI decoder. We didn’t have time to fiddle with adjustments, so Doug quickly reassembled his station with Win8.1 and the FT-857D. Thankfully, it went right to work and we settled down to business as usual.

A close look at tonight’s Roster may surprise you. It surprised us. Six stations, 20% of the Roster, are in Missouri. Really. Hats-Off to these guys! They’re far from NCS, decoding a 35w signal, two hours later in the evening. We deeply appreciate their determination to work with us. Utah holds the record for most Ops working ORCA. Utah frequently accounts for 25-30% of the Roster. It’s ironic for a net named for Oregon and California. In 2013, it didn’t occur to us we would work regularly with stations as far east as Missouri, two time zones away. We also connect stations in IL, MI, PA, NE, KY, & WI.

Our exploration of FLDIGI Macros is progressing nicely. Macros are the Pearl in the FLDIGI Oyster. It’s one thing to configure a digital station for FLDIGI operations; that’s challenging in itself. Macros are higher level of learning, but once learned, they make digital operations much easier. Text strings we repeat often can be executed with one click. ORCA wouldn’t run as it does w/o macros.

Nice work all around on tonight’s Macro exercise. We’ll continue creating and altering macros with less specific instructions for some tasks. You’ll learn a lot about macros in general by altering existing macro to see how your changes perform. Although Dave W1HKJ’s development team does well with the FIDIGI User Manual, there’s a lot about macros that’s undocumented. Experiment; you may discover something useful.

Next Tuesday, 15/Mar/22 we’ll again use the Path Evaluation Macro during Comments. You’ll send comments and image in a single transmission, but in a different order than tonight. Pay attention to the opening/closing ID. Whatever your order, you’ll only ID at the beginning and end. Include this Zulu Time Tag <ZT:%H:%M:%Sz> immediately after your opening ID, ie: ‘ORCA < <MYCALL> <ZT:%H:%M:%Sz>’.

Note: We can only print Macro Tags <ABC> in communications like this. If we use Tags on-air, FLDIGI removes the Tag. For on-air publication, we leave off the closing right arrow bracket, ie: <MYCALL. Remember to add the closing bracket or the Tag will fail.

We’ve begun a few NBEMS Exercises with OFDM-500F or 750F lately. The last two times, at least one station has CONFIRMED the file. We try to begin with an optimistic mode and wrap with a dependable mode, but sometimes the band surprises us and nearly everyone CONFIRMS the 1st mode. We list OFDM-500F’s word-speed as 480wpm, but we’re really guessing. The developer didn’t publish word-speed, but estimated it to be 4x MFSK-32. In any case, OFDM can move HF traffic quickly in favorable band condx.

Don KJ7VGV did a great job sorting out FLNET to create the Roster. We’ve looked at FLNET and other logging software more than once, but decided to stick with the system we already know well. A roster using FLMSG can be saved and forwarded by other Ops. We’re unaware of if you can propagate FLNET roster info to all members of the net. We’ll take another look at FLNET after reviewing Don’s work. This brings to mind the upcoming opportunity for members to conduct some of the Basic NBEMS Exercises. That project is progressing, a bit behind schedule, but on track. The outline is half finished and we’ve developed a set of Macros specifically for the Exercises. Two members have indicated interest in conducting the Basic Exercise. Conducting Basic Exercises as Guest/NCS will definitely increase your digital skills and confidence. Stay tuned, Guest NCS are coming to the weekly Basic NBEMS Exercise. The Exercise will be the same, but our Guest/NCS will choose the topic.

Path Evaluation Images:

K0KEX Smithville, MO
AE6LJ Briceland CA KB7VX/P West Plains, MO
KB6NN Eureka, CA
K0KEX Smithville, MO W7ZAP Brookings, OR
KB7VX/P West Plains, MO
K0KEX Smithville, MO W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
KD0NBH Kansas City, MO
K0KEX Smithville, MO KB7VX/P West Plains, MO
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
AE6LJ Briceland CA KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
K0KEX Smithville, MO W7ZAP Brookings, OR
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
AE6LJ Briceland CA KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KS6M Oakland, CA
W7ZAP Brookings, OR W7ZAP Brookings, OR
W0JSH Platte City, MO
W7ZAP Brookings, OR W7ZAP Brookings, OR
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
KE6SLS Eureka, CA KJ7VGV Reno, NV
W6ADZ Reno, NV
KE6SLS Eureka, CA W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT AE6LJ Briceland CA
W7ZAP Brookings, OR (antena #1)
KE6SLS Eureka, CA KS6M Oakland, CA
K7KY Brookings, OR (antena #2)
W6ADZ Reno, NV WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Thanks for your support and participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N7OOSN7OOS
EarlEarl
Boise
qnx

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T02:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

TEST TUNE DE KF7ZIY

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T02:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N7OOS
Earl
Boise
qnx

de N7OOS k

N7OOSEarlBoiseqnx

de N7OOS k

DE W1EEP

N7OOS Earl Boise qnx

DE W1EEP

DE W1EEP

DE W1EEP

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP
SO far I have the following stns for early ck-in from my RX window:
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

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) < W7ZAP/NCS hoqqß t  ouL ,bg[îa L µUr

KB6NN QNX

KB6NN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
Good QRP signal Howard
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

K0PHP K0PHP QNX

K0PHP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX

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

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP QSL Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
BK QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KJ7VGV QNX

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KJ7VGV change to QRU

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP TU Don
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
RR Don & tnx 4 the package :-)
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX


Ro DZe reuth
KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
BK next?? < W7ZAP

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA 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) < W7ZAP/NCS

Need a relay on the last… something odd about the signal < W7ZAP

station was in some other mode and needs to switch to MFSK32 de WB7EUX

KD0NBH, QNX

KD0NBH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
BK
Tnx 4 ur input Tom
BK next?? < W7ZAP

KE7IN QNX

orA!SSH QNX

KE7IN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
BK
SSH QNX agn pse < W7ZAP

W0JSH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
tough copy… Doug had to help me
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

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) < W7ZAP/NCS

NCS < KK6RJR KK6RJR – QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Good copy Richard
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP/NCS DE KE7ZPG KE7ZPG QNX

KE7ZPG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA 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) < W7ZAP/NCS

KB6DKK QNX

KB6DKK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
good copy Pedro
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N2RSN QNX

K8MPW QNX K

KS6M < W7ZAP TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA
BK

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
BK

K8MPW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
BK
Please Stand By < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID 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) < W7ZAP/NCS

W6ADZ

W6ADZ < W7ZAP TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
BK next?? < W7ZAP

DE KC7MAW QNX

KC7MAW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < W7ZAP TU Lamar
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
BK next? < W7ZAP

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) < W7ZAP/NCS

K6ETA < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/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) < W7ZAP/NCS

NCS DE KE6SLS K

KE6SLS < W7ZAP TU Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
GE Jaye
BK next? < W7ZAP

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

de KB7VX/p KB7VX/p

KB7VX/P < W7ZAP TU Bruce
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains, MO
GE Bruce… it’s been ahile!
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

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

DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Tom
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

< KJ7BHK

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
It’s the Vancouver gang!
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

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) < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains, MO
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2022-03-08 19:30:09p 03:30:09z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

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

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

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

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

NBEMS Basic 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
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

k0kex/b k0kex/b QNX

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
BK
Anyone else?? b4 we begin? < W7ZAP

KB7VX/P < W7ZAP Bruce pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

KB7VX/p Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-in
Not copying NCS? Ck-in here … < KB7VX/p

W7ZAP de KB7VX/p nil

Tnx Bruce… Ur S8+ to SW/OR
BK
Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP°eb4ebCSrla

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20220903033606
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20220202034747
<blankform>
:mg:896 ORCA DIGITAL NET 08/MAR/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 28
Stations:
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains, MO
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 8F5F][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight and next Tuesday, 15/Mar, are Basic NBEMS Exercise sessions. March has five Tuesdays; we’ll have two Advanced NBEMS Exercises this month, 22/Mar and 29/Mar. The Basic Exercise accommodates 12 stations; the Advanced Exercise accommodates 8 stations.

We’ll use the Path Evaluation Macro again tonight. In the Comment Round, Active stations will send ORCAtest.jpg with the Path Macro and Comments in a single transmission. We’re combining keyboard w/macro, and macro w/macro, in a single seamless transmission. We’re learning to see macros as configurable tools. Save time building macros by copying a current macro to a blank button. Then, revise the copy as needed.

There’s a couple ways to combine comments with the Path Evaluation Macro in a single transmission. To send Comment-Text and ORCAtest.jpg in one transmission, type or Paste your comments into the TX window. Click TX/RX Button first, then click the Path Evaluation Macro. Comment text will print first, followed by the image. Remember to ID at the beginning, ‘ORCA < URCALL’, and remove beginning ID from the Path Macro. The Path Macro will close with, ‘< URCALL’, and end transmission.

This Exercise can also be accomplished with two macros, the Path Evaluation Macro and the Comment Macro (see: website Macro page). You can send Image and Text in one transmission by clicking either Macro first followed by the other. For the Macro you start with, remove closing ID & <RX Tag so the transmitter remains ON for the 2nd macro. Using 2 macros that usually stand alone, you need to revise beginning/end IDs in both Macros. You should be able to to this w/o specific instructions.

Hats-Off to many of the newer ORCA Ops. Some are more curious and observant than usual. They’re asking why some long time Ops don’t follow protocol and why we don’t correct them. Good question. Probably simple inertia. Net changes and development are ongoing as our knowledge and awareness increases. Our learning format is self-teaching and self-correction. We do very little on-air correction; little is needed. We address repeated errors off-air if we can.

As we learn more about Macros, stations that don’t follow ck-in protocol catch our attention. One ck-in macro doesn’t work for all digital nets. Our website has ORCA ck-in macros. It’s really easy to ck-in correctly and set a good example for incoming stations. Some stations still send TxID and Pre-Signal Tone during nets; please turn off the automatic Pre-Signal Tone feature and TxID for nets. You only send TxID during nets when you’re changing Mode. When you do, NCS will restore MFSK-32.

Tnx for the emailed test images… getting out OK tonight

WE forgot to add to the ANNOUNCEMENTS to email ur 2 best Path Evaluation images. Always fun to see how we copy each other.
BK
Over to Doug K7KY w/tonite’s Advanced NBEMS exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

GE, our Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in OFDM-500F (480?wpm,500hz,FEC).
We’ll fill with PSK-250R (220wpm,250hz,80%,FEC) & MFSK-32 (630hz,
120wpm,100%,FEC). < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
x
Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:44Z OFDM-500F @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 F6E9>{3334}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 79DB>{3334}20220309020320:ex247.txt
<ID 16 4E62>{3334}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 2D12>{3334}522 9 64
<FILE 30 79DB>{3334}20220309020320:ex247.txt
<ID 16 4E62>{3334}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 2D12>{3334}522 9 64
<DATA 72 E66F>{3334:1}
FLDIGI/FLAMP – BASIC NBMES Exercise

As your Macro skills de
<DATA 72 A42D>{3334:2}velop, you’ll be using more Macros. It’s handy to see all 4
<DATA 72 538D>{3334:3}button rows at once. By default, FLDIGI only presents rows 1 & 2
<DATA 72 5F89>{3334:4}; to use the other two rows, you must click row 2’s button to
<DATA 72 FFAE>{3334:5}see row 3, and click the row 3 button to see row 4. You can also
<DATA 72 8014>{3334:6} configure FLDIGI to make all 4 rows visible at once. Here’s how
<DATA 72 2828>{3334:7}:

Tips & Tactics

<DATA 72 EDA6>{3334:8}
FLDIGI Manual 4.1.20: http://w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/macros_sub_p
<DATA 18 B04F>{3334:9}age.html

<CNTL 10 D109>{3334:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7105>{3334:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:45Z OFDM-500F @ 1499>>

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

We begin with …
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 8 988D>{3334}7
DE W1EEP K

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WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 15 1A9F>{3334}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

bs DOLlHiytiOi
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KJ7VGV

K0KEX de KJ7VGV No Copy

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KS6M

DE KS6M
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 195A>{3334}PREAMBLE
DE KS6M K

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W6ADZ

My FLDIGI software did not change mode. No copy. < W6ADZ

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 20 3496>{3334}3 4 5 6 7 8 9
DE AE6LJ K

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KE6SLS

NCS DE KE6SLS NO COPY

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KB7VX/P

K7KY de KB7VX/p NO COPY

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Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:48Z PSK-250R @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 F6E9>{3334}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 79DB>{3334}20220309020320:ex247.txt
<ID 16 4E62>{3334}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 2D12>{3334}522 9 64
<FILE 30 79DB>{3334}20220309020320:ex247.txt
<ID 16 4E62>{3334}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 2D12>{3334}522 9 64
<DATA 72 E66F>{3334:1}
FLDIGI/FLAMP – BASIC NBMES Exercise

As your Macro skills de
<DATA 72 A42D>{3334:2}velop, you’ll be using more Macros. It’s handy to see all 4
<DATA 72 538D>{3334:3}button rows at once. By default, FLDIGI only presents rows 1 & 2
<DATA 72 5F89>{3334:4}; to use the other two rows, you must click row 2’s button to
<DATA 72 FFAE>{3334:5}see row 3, and click the row 3 button to see row 4. You can also
<DATA 72 8014>{3334:6} configure FLDIGI to make all 4 rows visible at once. Here’s how
<DATA 72 2828>{3334:7}:

Tips & Tactics

<DATA 72 EDA6>{3334:8}
FLDIGI Manual 4.1.20: http://w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/macros_sub_p
<DATA 18 B04F>{3334:9}age.html

<CNTL 10 D109>{3334:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7105>{3334:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:50Z PSK-250R @ 1499>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 15 1A9F>{3334}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

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KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 16 4A88>{3334}1 4 5 8 9
DE KJ7VGV K

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KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 15 1A9F>{3334}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K


t ut G exeQeNv nPê -RD
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W6ADZ

DE W6ADZ
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 15 1A9F>{3334}CONFIRMED
DE W6ADZ K

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AE6LJ
AE6LJ
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 15 1A9F>{3334}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

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KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 14 D0E6>{3334}4 5 7 8
DE ke6sls K

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KB7VX/P

K7KY de KB7VX/p NO COPY
K7KY de KB7VX/p NO COPY

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W6ADZ < K7KY Darrell pse relay whole file this mode tu < K7KY

DE W6ADZ

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 F6E9>{3334}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 79DB>{3334}20220309020320:ex247.txt
<ID 16 4E62>{3334}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 2D12>{3334}522 9 64
<DATA 72 E66F>{3334:1}
FLDIGI/FLAMP – BASIC NBMES Exercise

As your Macro skills de
<DATA 72 A42D>{3334:2}velop, you’ll be using more Macros. It’s handy to see all 4
<DATA 72 538D>{3334:3}button rows at once. By default, FLDIGI only presents rows 1 & 2
<DATA 72 5F89>{3334:4}; to use the other two rows, you must click row 2’s button to
<DATA 72 FFAE>{3334:5}see row 3, and click the row 3 button to see row 4. You can also
<DATA 72 8014>{3334:6} configure FLDIGI to make all 4 rows visible at once. Here’s how
<DATA 72 2828>{3334:7}:

Tips & Tactics

<DATA 72 EDA6>{3334:8}
FLDIGI Manual 4.1.20: http://w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/macros_sub_p
<DATA 18 B04F>{3334:9}age.html

<CNTL 10 D109>{3334:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7105>{3334:EOT}

DE W6ADZ K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 15 1A9F>{3334}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

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KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 15 1A9F>{3334}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

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KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX/p
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 20 F695>{3334}1 4 5 6 7 8 9
DE KB7VX/p K

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Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T03:56Z MFSK-22 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 F6E9>{3334}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 79DB>{3334}20220309020320:ex247.txt
<ID 16 4E62>{3334}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 2D12>{3334}522 9 64
<FILE 30 79DB>{3334}20220309020320:ex247.txt
<ID 16 4E62>{3334}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 2D12>{3334}522 9 64
<DATA 72 E66F>{3334:1}
FLDIGI/FLAMP – BASIC NBMES Exercise

As your Macro skills de
<DATA 72 A42D>{3334:2}velop, you’ll be using more Macros. It’s handy to see all 4
<DATA 72 538D>{3334:3}button rows at once. By default, FLDIGI only presents rows 1 & 2
<DATA 72 5F89>{3334:4}; to use the other two rows, you must click row 2’s button to
<DATA 72 FFAE>{3334:5}see row 3, and click the row 3 button to see row 4. You can also
<DATA 72 8014>{3334:6} configure FLDIGI to make all 4 rows visible at once. Here’s how
<DATA 72 2828>{3334:7}:

Tips & Tactics

<DATA 72 EDA6>{3334:8}
FLDIGI Manual 4.1.20: http://w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/macros_sub_p
<DATA 18 B04F>{3334:9}age.html

<CNTL 10 D109>{3334:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7105>{3334:EOT}

DE K7KY K

KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX/p
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 10 6A76>{3334}1 8
DE KB7VX/p K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Bruce we’re out of time I can fill this 4 u after net in Monitor’s Session if u hv time BK nice work everyone you guys are really good at these exercises. IF we’re every called to emergency service, this is the team I want to work with Thanks to Darrell W6ADZ 4 the relay btn < K7KY

If you didn’t make the OFDM-500R mode change, check which version of FLDIGI ur using. Older versions don’t have the OFDM modes. 4.1.20 has it… others may as well. Not sure what version it was 1st included with.

OFDM-500R: 1 CONFIRMED
PSK-250R: 4 CONFIRMED
MFSK-32: 2 CONFIRMED

Good exercise Doug :-)
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:01:54p 04:01:54z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

GOOD NIGHT TONIGHT I NEED TO WORK ON MY MARCOS TO GET UPDATED BEEN BUSY SORRY HAVE A GREAT NIGHT THX FOR ALL THE NEW INFO ON MARCOS 73’S TO ALL

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA < W1EEP
Sending Pic:140×140;

No worries Gene on the macro work… good to work w/you tonight
BK
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – Winter continues in ne Oregon with Winter Weather Advisories from the NWS. Snowing continuously now with 4 to 6 inches forecasted. Wind chills are predicted at -14F tomorrow as the thermometer is forecasted to dip to -3F and winds pick up.

I have converted the ham shack Raspberry Pi 4 from the 32 bit version of the bullseye OS to the 64 bit version released earlier this year. Took me a while to figure out a few things but the system is running very well if not without an occasionaly bump. This OS is faster then the previous one. The Chromium web browser now works with digital rights content although that is sort of a hack.

Compiling the Fldigi suite of software required some research. Luckily there is a guide on the W1HKJ web site that includes a section about compiling with the new OS.

If anyone has an interest or questions please feel free to contact me wb7eux@arrl.net

All is well. 73 de WB7EUX

Sending Pic:140×140;tR tuûyhprDiÂÛ
Brrr! That’s cold. Need the snow/rain though. Nice work on the Rbpi. Tnx for the Rbpi support.
Nice job on the macro!
BK

Over to Don KJ7VGV 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < KJ7VGV
Sending Pic:140×140;

Good choice for W6ADZ for a relay.

I’ve been working on building a check in list with flnet.
Here goes my first list:

CALLSIGN NAME CITY STATE STATUS
N7OOS Earl Boise ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley UT QRU
KB6NN Howard Eureka CA QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph OR QRU
KJ7VGV Don Reno NV QRU
KW6M Steve Walton OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver WA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City MO QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood WA QNX
W0JSH John Platte City MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile CA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland CA QRU
N2RSN David Keno OR QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno NV QRU
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland CA QRU
K6ETA Steve Shasta CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka CA QRU
KB7VX Bruce West Plains MO QRU
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville MO QNX

It’s my first attempt hope I got it right!
Wow that’s a lot of work

<0406Z> KJ7VGV BTN

Images looking good tonight. Nice work on the macro.
I looked at FLNET a few times, but we opted for FLMSG. Interested in ur thoughts on FLNET. Excellent work Don!
BK
KS6M John ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA < KS6M
Sending Pic:140×140;

NCS and the net < No comments
from me this evening. This no-comment comment
has been brought to you by macro.

73!

< KS6M

Good image John… nice work
BK
Next 4 Comments is Darrell W6ADZ < NCS

ORCA < W6ADZ
Sending Pic:140×140;

I had the wrong version of FLDIGI by accident. Tonights band conditions were very good. Tried to buy gas today at Costco and line ran quarter mile out of the station. I’ll try again tomorrow very early. 73 everyone. < W6ADZ

Good copy Darrell. Yikes on the gas… more issues to follow I fear.
BK
AE6LJ Lamar ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA < AE6LJ
Sending Pic:140×140;

The more macro rows I have exposed, the more likely I am to hit the wrong one!

I want to know how KJ7VGV got the added QNX etc. info included in FLNet. Didn’t know it could be done.

Am feeling a little queasy tonight. Please excuse my very brief comment. Enjoyed the net as always. CU all next week. 73

BTNCS de AE6LJ k

Everyone’s test image looks pretty good… nice work on the macro Lamar
Hope you feel better soon! We’ll get Don’s thoughts re: FLNET
BK

Over to Jaye KE6SLS 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA DE A.R.S. KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! CA using 50w on the doublet.

w7zap, 14db, 100%, P4, FLM 100%,
kb7vx/p, -12db, 100%,
kj7bhk, 03db, 100%, Oh, NCS must have missed you
w1eep, 9db, 100%, P4,
wb7eux, 11db, 100%, P4,
kj7vgv, 5db, 100%, P5
ks6m, 2db, 100%, P4, no-comment comment :)
w6adz, 12db, 100%, P4,
ae6lj, 4db, 100%, P5
k7ky, 13db, 100%, FLA 0, 80%, 100%

Been following a Ukrainian ham in Kyiv on QRZ forum. Monday, QRZ decided to lock and close his posts. . . Finally I emailed him late Monday and rx reply, he IS alive. Fellow ham was killed. This is as ugly a nightmare as I can think of. Viva Ukraine!

The band tonight is incredibly quiet. Am hearing stations that I usually don’t copy well.

PSK/R is definitely not fade resistant, however, still a good quick mode I’ve discovered.

Another sunny day here, breezy. Out of all the clouds last week, I think we only picked up .03″ worth.

REMINDER: It is now Wednesday UTC, don’t forget your Winlink Wednesday nets! :)

Great to see you all on the WF. Will look for you down the log.

73

Jaye ke6sls k

ORCA < KE6SLS
Sending Pic:140×140;

Booming signal S9 +25!
Hate to see what’s happening in the Ukraine. Tnx for the reminder and nice report Jaye.
BK
KB7VX/P Bruce ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Greetings to all ORCA ops. Tough copy tonight.

AmRRON has gone to AmCON Level 2
meaning Incident Imminent — Disruption of communications expected or highly likely. This is the highest I have seen it.
KB7VX/p

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA < KBhDttt²X/p
Sending Pic:120×120;

Good to cu on the WF Bruce. Tnx for the report on AMRRON.
Stay safe out there.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Doug K7KY < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA < K7KY
I’ve had quite a week sorting out our RFI issues and then trying to configure to run the net with the IC-7300. That’s how I began, but Mindy’s TX overloads the FLDIGI decoder and prints giberish. ICOM said the close transmission @ 35w should not damage the radio, but FLDIGI couldn’t handle the signal. So, I took a big risk and reconfigured to the FT-857D mid-net. I got lucky, it worked.

I also configured the Rpi4/4 for running the net, but I don’t trust it yet.

Nice work all around on the Macro exercise.

It’s not good to hear about fuel lines already. We could be facing lines for groceries later this year. I hope not.

Stay safe, stay healthy. < Doug K7KY

Glad you got ur stn together so quickly tonight!!
BK

R there follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < W7ZAP/NCS

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. < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W0NRP
de w0nrp k

W0NRP < W7ZAP TU Neil
W0NRP Neil Lee’s Summit,MO
Lite copy Neil, but 100%… any comment b4 we close? < W7ZAP

K7KY DE W0NRP

Couldn’t get on during login period, as my computer chose that time to do a Win10 update.
Read the mail from about 0345z
Could not copy ANY of the OFDM-500F transmission… signal level near zero.
Setting squelch to zero didn’t help.

I did copy the MFSK32 message (EX247.txt) after several fills for others.
s/n levels mostly negative here. -5 to -15 typ

SRI W7ZAP

W0NRP < W7ZAP Good copy on you. Ur OFDM issue may be due to FLDIGI version… need a more recent version.
Good to CU
BK
Anyone else w/ comments or late ck-in? < W7ZAPDKK Still learning and monitoring the net 73’s to all btu de KB6DKK
k

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

k0kex/b

KB6DKK < W7ZAP Good to CU on the WF again Pedro. Thnx for working w/us
BK
K0KEX < W7ZAP Over to u Rick < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

NCS> Good evening to Doug, Mindy and net. Nice copy tonight. Thank you for the info on macros. I have a better understanding now.
FYi ex247.txt 100% in MFSK22.
Running 4.1.19 due to 4.1.20 processor loading.
Thank you for the great net. k0kex

ORCA < k0kex/b
Sending Pic:140×140;

Good work on the exercise Rick… 1 TX!
BK
Anyone else w/comments or late ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY Note to Neil
W0NRP Win 10 creates this problem in OR EOC we disable update and update manually.. we would come to the EOC and find the computer needed 1hr to be ready to use… btn < K7KY

Tnx for sharing that info Doug..
BK
Anyone else w/comments or late ck-in? < W7ZAP

2022-03-08 20:29:11p 04:29:11z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAP e e§oMree(aXczbtoeWehi:Î
£eo6)#e hOeo%FÍhe T6aiutf0Ù X ltl eeale”tteo ttÏR¢efel aD oe °it µf
Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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.
We can Fill other net traffic after Exercise files.
< K7KY/NCS

KB7VX/P < K7KY Bruce u want to fill the ex file? < K7KY

K7KY de KB7VX/p

YES PSE

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

I forgot the blocks u need < K7KY

DE KB7VX/p
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 10 6A76>{3334}1 8
DE KB7VX/p K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 F6E9>{3334}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 E66F>{3334:1}
FLDIGI/FLAMP – BASIC NBMES Exercise

As your Macro skills de
<DATA 72 EDA6>{3334:8}
FLDIGI Manual 4.1.20: http://w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/macros_sub_p
<CNTL 10 D109>{3334:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7105>{3334:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX/p
File : ex247.txt
<MISSING 15 1A9F>{3334}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX/p K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

FB that was easy anything else? < K7KY

NO AND TNX

Before RSID: <<2022-03-09T04:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

RR Bruce BK anyone else 4 the Monitor’s session ?? < K7KY

OK that wraps the Monitor’s Session next is the updated Roster GN < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20220903043627
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20220202034747
<blankform>
:mg:924 ORCA DIGITAL NET 08/MAR/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 29
Stations:
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains, MO
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
W0NRP Neil Lee’s Summit,MO
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum B41C][WRAP:end] … end

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24/MAY/22 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 24/May/22 Check-In/Rotation Check-ins: 27 Stations: W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX __KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE __N6ZZO Kai [...]

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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
1850Z NCS closes the net
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