08/AUG/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 08/Aug/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out at 2000
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

I’ll be standing in for Doug K7KY at NCS for the next month+ while he recovers from surgery on his finger. He will be monitoring the net and coaching me until his finger is ready to tap away on the KBD again. Fortunately we knew this was coming, so we practiced numerous times during the week with me as NCS. It’s amazing what a difference practicing makes. By the time the real net rolled along, it seemed familiar… instead of overwhelming. Thanks Doug, for setting me up to succeed! Wishing you a speedy recovery and looking forward to having you back on the WF soon ;-)

I was pleased MFSK-64 worked so well during the FLAMP round, only 1 station needed 2 blocks filled. I was able to copy most stations well during ck-in, with 1 station @ 90% copy. Band condx were up/dn, but nothing digital comms couldn’t handle. If you change modes, remember to enable TxID before you TX. I’ll also make a point to remind Ops to do this if I ask you to change modes during the net.

The TRAFFIC round was all FLAMP and interesting; CA fire updates, Rescuer safety. Brad WA7HHE responded to exe34 saying he uses a band pass filter set @ 1.2KHz which still allows for modes like MFSK-64. Both Gene W1EEP and Brad WA7HHE responded to tonight’s FLAMP exercise while participating the net. Nice work to Steve K6ETA who had to shoot a line to get his antenna back on the air! He doubled with a station he couldn’t hear and reminded us of a valuable tool when checking into the net… print your VideoID near the working net freq to catch NCS’ attention. FYI, a large/horizontal Video ID is easiest to read quickly.

ORCA test image copied by W1EEP tonight.

RX: W1EEP UT

This was my first time back at NCS in a while and I appreciate & enjoy working with you all. Hope to see you on the WF again soon.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP

———— Net Log —————–

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP

ORCA de ke6sls ke6sls
Checking in Mindy.
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS RR Jaye TU < W7ZAP

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP RR Gene TU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP W7ZAP
de KD7CL KD7CL
Craig
0216Z
Riverton, Or
Long wire <25 watts>
No traffic No traffic in & out
<73>

KD7CL RR Craig in&out TU 73 < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY in&out pse

K7KY RR Doug in&out 73 < W7ZAP

GE from WA7HHE

WA7HHE GE Brad ur on the log < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP

Broadcasting from Reno NV.
Station KA7FOO now on the air.
Announcer at the keyboard is Doug.

KR7EOC

KA7FOO GE Doug Are you also KR7EOC? BTU < W7ZAP

Yes. That is when
KA7FOO
That is when I am at the KR7EOC Station.
Forgot to change my macros.

KA7FOO RR Doug TU < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP

AG7RV AG7RV Dick Reno,

AG7RV GE Dick TU < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP
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K7KY K7KY de N7SND Cedar City checutÚACei¶CA net

N7SND GE Larry TU < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

8/8/2017 19:30 Pacific Summer Time
QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

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

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

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) B/W Test image for signal evaluation
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements
4) Weekly FLAMP exercise

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation
No practice traffic? No problem. Send ‘QRU’.
Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions
(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID, AFC
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone*
* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.
FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< W7ZAP

N6IET QNI
QNX at 2000 PSE
de N6IET K

N6IET RR Rick out at 2000 TU BREAK any other ck-ins? < W7ZAP

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA_roster.b2s]4.0.3
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20170908023526
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170908005749

:mg:362 ORCA DIGITAL NET 08/Aug/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 10
Stations:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out at 2000
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 0554][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 08 August 2017

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex35.txt’, an
FLMSG/FLAMP exercise using the BLANK form. Complete the exercise
instructions and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC using FLAMP,
or send your own practice traffic, or QRU.

The FLAMP exercises provide experience in parsing instructions on-the
-fly and working within your PC file system while engaged in net
activities.

NOTE: Narrowing your Band Pass Filter will improve signal-to-noise
ratio. Very helpful during poor band condx. We use, BPF = 970hz for
noisy condx. 970hz is wide enough for MFSK-64 too. We open the filter
for ck-in to read VideoIDs on the WF.

If you change modes, remember to activate TxID so all stations follow.
Return to our working-mode when finished and turn TxID off.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

FLAMP mode = MFSK64 and back to mfsk32 for REPORTS and FILLS < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

{8163}FLAMP 2.2.03
{8163}20170807202752:ex35.txt
{8163}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{8163}378 6 64
{8163:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open
{8163:2} the BLANK form. Save your file as, ‘URCALL_ex35.b2s. Copy this
{8163:3} question to the file and add ur answers.

Did eliminating 20wpm
{8163:4} CW copy for Amature Extra benefit the hobby?

In TRAFFIC round,
{8163:5} send this file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your own practice ms
{8163:6}g or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

{8163:EOF}
{8163:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Returning mode back to MFSK32

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try
to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button
or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex35.txt
{8163}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex35.txt
{8163}1 2
DE W1EEP K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex35.txt
{8163}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO
File : ex35.txt
{8163}CONFIRMED
DE KA7FOO K

KA7FOO

AG7RV

DE AG7RV K

N7SND

N7SND
File : ex35.txt
{8163}CONFIRMED
DE N7SND K

N6IET

Good silðe% yov iezi -ifldigi didn’eesaonch rïí. Missed it.

de N6IET

WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pls RELAY blocks 1,2 TU < W7ZAP

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

{8163:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open
{8163:2} the BLANK formetve your file as, ‘URCALL_ex35.b2s. Copy this
{8163:EOF}
{8163:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex35.txt
{8163}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

N6IET < W7ZAP Rick do you want to try and copy the FLAMP file or go on? < W7ZAP

Naw, just go on

RR Rick BREAK and 73 Rick if it gets to 2000 before I get back to you BREAK Next is the TRAFFIC round Oh! Let’s look for late or visitors first
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

TRAFFC round is next and we begin with Jaye KE6SLS < W7ZAP

ORCA de ke6sls
TU Mindy. Great work on the quick work on the msgs tonight! WOw!

Here’s what I have:

QST DE ke6sls
{E687}FLAMP 2.2.03
{E687}20170809015033:FireUpdate.txt
{E687}ke6sls Eureka, California
{E687}1717 7 256
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{E687:2}ZtG3xne+G+SLRUDKDSOuXH32zADjGgrstRZ44UpWNBknKuTtCg0k9X2IuyWfVPQCntzz1PyB3Nb7hb9X6xJkDwg0f5WkRtA8rwa/TXC8DUlM8atLhgchTpHGLx4
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{E687:3}jxI9ruAmxxX12ro8+CSgQODOBRoQjGjSO4FVqcoA3e6KPhJ4o4eO/Ko/IvbZcOIW1w8mjcSqCzSEXGH2o9G+InGcKnr/kPRmjCknbfJoS/DJPHeaMLFWjJTUFyqX
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{E687:4}OFVgc9SU8eIF6L+RAYLqjJYWaUxFoCEQdLQQKyHqKKkrZ6y2C5RiTlEsgHGei1jmj3OQ4jsxu9sigM1ARICkyUdnWuNYFfJpyLTCbQmGwU0fALLMTAdeSTg4xT
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{E687:5}totoXuAWkx9OfdJ+i2kX782nffanm7qjNYDMkHhDH2wzZCSusu1ewdnBWNmnwy07uWKMxpt/tponzlnViivP7fws0vrYAmz6ItjCRY2IY9iS+FKxS9cK2FYiS8+UTu
2QIAFt/J52cjyrJ504cMj1q8h1E5lj2ZDm789dctmwaikoHgfPrrBwTXhv77fqZiSG2O4EylivsEw/fzC6LUvulM/O+aZj8sB6ZPyLDovB5muTY5oEjuTy8hgH6DVpapk3
{E687:6}wqIVszlW21yiePkajlNDK7L32f8hnc/Sasq2C+xEAtPQa+R9JVOdkVCBeNZ7oEQLfTZud3iSz/Gw4dLuoVHJ+yNIPBWqHbxRYFUC+QJaN1a0UXiOLk3xbsAhHa7C
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{E687:7}eRzrdhN6OWCpJyMaaqnom2VnN/m7+Opupxkpr2lp7+86AT2+Bhk0Rs4y73xeLlOB302xtf0vhVhk6UHs7/RG2kH4aZI3mxIlALVcVcmBya1Wb2jJqoyC5yabD6G
1/4dPd+iIParjllOlVcaxA39S7piiznvJ3jbDtQHFOtSnWAA
[b64:end] {E687:EOF}
{E687:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

DE W7ZAP
File : FireUpdate.txt
{E687}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Just a reminder that during the TRAFFIC round only NCS REPORTS for FLAMP trfc… If you need blocks filled, we’ll do it following the net BREAK
Up next is Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

NCS DE W1EEP

{D882}FLAMP 2.2.03
{D882}20170809024801:URCALL ex35 W1EEP.txt
{D882}W1EEP DM37DJ
{D882}66 2 64
{D882:1}.I hvae no idea at this time weather it did or not sorry TX W!E
{D882:2}EP
{D882:EOF}
{D882:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

DE W7ZAP
File : URCALL ex35 W1EEP.txt
{D882}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Up next is Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

NCS DE WA7HHE

{1E94}FLAMP 2.2.03
{1E94}20170809013142:WA7HHE_ex34.213T
{1E94}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
{1E94}545 9 64
{1E94:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAITXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTDz32cbGMQ1zowliT
{1E94:2}iCQ7srZAiu/p8wfSR90JVmXnaRw702xCgggPiJbdqFx8VSFet9HmNg/mfRpfOnPA
{1E94:3}lxBwN8Ep5+NtHHKnNpnrs4/xGDaFPTfT1byXPYnSz+2JDXYudYSBfL/odXhvy7zS
{1E94:4}piIRUdDSSdE6UXifP6tdM2/usGCLZ13i7i9YUAkTUmI4PWQURjRRlQROCeYLKQg6
{1E94:5}tsGnRUCIDadW0J34aoRrGDLRfhMMewX6TEvTkJhAxNPuFG/vEZBHXlWBu5i9neNp
{1E94:6}ftrIFsj2dYVhIAIa4gdGcWxOMbq2NGE3gRTrvINU0uyWQDt+bJyE1JvmFXggWq6O
{1E94:7}IqjFHnYyV8z/eD6V90v8VayGm2Xx65IM6veRD7api6lFjoW9F6SwB9zlAXRmciKf
{1E94:8}EEATekH9TKxvvKtriPSdRZxQXNtnbI1oQUT5/1hcqt5bfhc2JQXWoPfO+ERgDRQ/
{1E94:9}knRgOyXAL2ZYW/3rB9ctEwA
[b64:end] {1E94:EOF}
{1E94:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

DE W7ZAP
File : WA7HHE_ex34.213T
{1E94}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Moving along we go to Doug KA7FOO < W7ZAP

QST DE KA7FOO

{EEFF}FLAMP 2.2.03
{EEFF}20170809024214:KA7FOO-ex35..b2s
{EEFF}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09
{EEFF}313 5 64
{EEFF:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADqXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS9k9m0qn0Dpq/fpoe
{EEFF:2}LFRSSEYoOxrO9x9B+aZuh07P1jvgOTSeYeQh2xI4z0WMVb3SMI6LI85OZ6RRdxXB
{EEFF:3}b+0iRcR/cTbJdzvQVZQ7DfRceuHrPuN/H7MmZycHIc5KydjnJUrOeXdkK4tyQmQa
{EEFF:4}pzYS/TQYVWwgbMAVayU3K45f9JvUkgLpc45AG0yO/B59e+uTFGpgXUBmITnJYRtU
{EEFF:5}v2iflT4SfgkJ3GW0dg7juvxyRekxwwtbLOf3iu1RUpokgA=
[b64:end] {EEFF:EOF}
{EEFF:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

DE W7ZAP
File : KA7FOO-ex35..b2s
{EEFF}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Up next is Dick AG7RV < W7ZAP

AG7RV
{9916}AG7RV Reno, NV
Ï fix the antenna in the wind for half the net… back on the air!
< K6ETA
{9916:3}CPfWhmxYznQP57U9h/nqUn+Aw6KLwXbEYM9YGO8FWxkiOgq8fAdUpO1INwnxkKfA
{9916:4}x0mhEuU3R2Cm6SM3CNSQn8Tb5j37nWbOT2DDXUefrve6NzmMCtn lHwTSXd/2KYH
{9916:5Ueæ ny+P-eiO79ENnOpPyaEEpfgr5IWgA==
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AG7RV Dick I didn’t copy that well at all (K6ETA pls standby ) Dick pls re-send in MFSK16
TU < W7ZAP

AG7RV < W7ZAP Dick how copy? < W7ZAP

Returning mode back to MFSK32

AG7RV < W7ZAP Dick I didnt move to mfsk16 with ID and missed the beginning, then the band fell apart so no copy. Let’s move along and hopefully by comments we can copy you
well BREAK K6ETA < W7ZAP I have you checked in Steve and you will follow N7SND in the rotation BREAK Up next is Larry N7SND < W7ZAP

QSNCS DE N7SND

{F7BE}FLAMP 2.2.03
{F7BE}20170718173726:Rescuer_Safety.213
{F7BE}N7SND Cedar City, Utah DM37lp
{F7BE}749 12 64
{F7BE}Rescuer safety
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[b64:end] {F7BE:EOF}
{F7BE:EOT}

DE N7SND K

DE W7ZAP
File : Rescuer_Safety.213
{F7BE}5 7 8 10
DE W7ZAP K

DE W7ZAP
File : Rescuer_Safety.213
{F7BE}5 7 8 10
DE W7ZAP K
tt1elg8a9>{F7BE:5}wwGfNpi5TwD6ZCzq0R+zB2WDg4KbMT4polXZMYetZau2weg99wzgt+LJsFk3l+AN
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{F7BE:EOF}
{F7BE:EOT}

DE N7SND K

N7SND < W7ZAP Larry I’m still missing a few blocks, maybe we can fill after net… BREAK N6IET is out so we go next to Steve K6ETA < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K6ETA
Sri for the double with Dick (I had zero cpy on him and didn’t know there was a station there). Since I spent most of the net shooting a line through some trees to get back on the air, I
missed most of the traffic. Next time I’ll use VID. So in&out tonight (gasp).

btu Mindy W7ZAP de K6ETA k

No worrie Steve and I’m impressed… never heard of an op putting a line thru trees during a net! Kudos! RR in&out 73 BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

We begin at the top of the roster for COMMENTS with Jaye KE6SLS < W7ZAP

ORCA de ke6sls

Tnx Mindy.
here’s what I have for tonights net:

May He Forever Rest In Peace
Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 ? August 8, 2017)
Thank you for all your wonderful music

ARS ke6sls is running 30 watts tonight to a low, short inverted dipole, but sent tfc at 75 watts.

w7zap, s9, 15db, flmsg 100%, P5
KD7CL, s8, 5db, 100% cp kbrd
w1eep, s5, -9, 100% cp, 60% flamp
WA7HHE, s5, -13, 80% cp, 50% flamp
KA7FOO, s5, -9, 70% cp, 50% flamp
AG7RV, nc
N7SND, nc, 30(ish)% cp flamp
N6IET, nc K6ETA, s5, -8db, 100% kbrd

Band conditions have been, IFFY. SUnday morning was pretty rough, but Monday evening was
really quite outstanding!

Humboldt ARC is looking for solar eclips band reports. If you can monitor before, during
and after the eclips, send a message to one of the Humboldt county ops and tell us what
you observed! It’s always a learning experience as well as a lot of fun!

Missed ORCA net last week, so tonight it is again a pleasure to work you all!

Where’s Doug? Hope he is feeling okay.

Had my last pork chop and greens along with some fresh baked bread my neighbor brought
to me this week! Yum!

band started at noise floor of s5 but has grown now to s6/s7… bugger! I was hoping to
copy those stations I didn’t copy earlier.

“So long, and thanks for all the fish!”

de Jaye, ke6sls

FB Jaye… Think the idea for reports on solar eclipse condx is cool. Will be fun to see what reports you get. Doug had surgery on his finger today so he is observing and coaching Not
sure when he’ll be back at NCS but he wont be out as long as last time. Nice report Jaye Thnx. BREAK We move on to Gene for comments W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP Thanks for being NCS to fill in for Doug. How is Doug finger or fingers at this point and how long is the recovery. It may have changed since they did the
operation. At any rate keep up the great work you are a natural NCS. 73’s from Pine Valley.

Doug had the end bone on his right middle finger removed today. Lucky for him he is a lefty. Not sure how long ’till he’s back at ncs but we think it will be
a more easy recovery than before… maybe a month? BREAK Next is Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

W7ZAP and the ORCA net, first off, quick recovery wishes to Doug, he has one great back NCS and doing a super job. Band holding up well tonight.

This station is enjoying working on our new county ECOMM trailer installing and programing radio’s. Will have a training session this Thursday and Friday Evening, then on Aug 19 will
activate for a Mountain Fire Road Race.

Best wishes to all, enjoy the net as alway’s. Brad WA7HHE

TU Brad and good luck with the EMCOMM trailer BREAK Over to Doug for commentsKA7FOO < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn KA7FOO-801.m2s]4.0.2
:hdr_fm:22
KA7FOO 20170908032503
:hdr_ed:22
KA7FOO 20170908024214

:nbr:3 801
:prec:1 0
:d1:6 AUG 09
:to:16 ORCA NET MEMBERS
:msg:143 LEMON VALLEY DRIVE IN SWAN
LAKE AREA WAS OPENED THIS
WEEK X BEEN CLOSED SINCE
FEBRUARY FLOODING X SMITH VALLEY
FLOODING IS RELEASING FARM LAND

:sig:13 KA7FOO DOUG
:ck:2 25
:sta:6 KA7FOO
:org:7 RENO NV
:svc:1 F
:std:1 T
[WRAP:chksum 8FC1][WRAP:end] … end

FB Brad TU BREAK Up next is Dick AG7RV < W7ZAP

… start
[WRYµe n|munf][WRAP:fms G7RV-20170808-194720L.b2s]4.0.2
:hdr_fm:220170908032635
:hdr@edm1
AG7RV 20170908024724

:mg:73 W7ZAP<AG7RV

Great job MindyIi†CS. Thanks for the net.

Dick
AG7RV¹4oreµ QcB oeum 416D][WRAP:end] … end

^r

TU Dick Was able to copy you better that time BREAK Up next is Larry N7SND < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de N7SND This is always a steep learning curve for me. One of these days it will level off.

FB Larry Yes… I have a steep learning curve too… It seems to get better each time I’m at the station… always learning, makes it fun. Thanks for playing
digital with us! BREAK

Any questions or comments before we close? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K7DV

K7DV < W7ZAP Dave … Great to CU on the WF… Thanks for checking in Like to make any comments before we close? BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K7DV well ive been very busy working to get caught up and am missing too much of the nets so I hope to be on more… we are gearing up for the solar eclipse here and its
going to get ugly so I hope all is well with all of you god bless de K7dv

FB Dave… Good to have you back. I’m curious to see what or how people act during the eclipse. Not sure what will happen. Sounds like big crowds. BREAk OK any more
comments before we close? < W7ZAP

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 8/8/2017 20:34 Pacific Summer Time

Thanks for committing your time and attention
to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next week.
‘Practice makes Perfect’
73 < W7ZAP Alt-NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA_roster.b2s]4.0.3
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20170908033512
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170908005749

:mg:417 ORCA DIGITAL NET 08/Aug/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out at 2000
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum A603][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Thanks Mindy.
You did a good job tonight.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < W7ZAP Thanks Doug :-) < W7ZAP

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16/JUL/19 Report

16/JUL/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/June/17 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 18 Stations: KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT in&out KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR in&out KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


International SATERN Digital Net transmits digital text, images, and FLAMP files via remote HF station. NCS and Net Manager is Ken Standard AD5XJ.

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.066 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

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