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ORCA DIGITAL NET Report 08/mar/16

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
KF7VWT  Gene       in&out
KE6SLS    Jaye
WA6NBG  Don
KB6NN     Howard in&out
K6WSJ      Steve     in&out
K6IET       Rick
W0KCF    Kevin
W7ZAP    Mindy
KB6HOH Steve
W7GBB   Bob
K7IFG     Ken
K7KY    Doug     NCS

Well, quite a digital session this evening. Some stations worked until 2225L.  Nets do take a bit longer when we have more check-ins. We’re meeting to practice digital communications and we’ve always tried to let everyone send traffic or comment. Receiving is the easy half of the process.  Good sending skills lead to better reception.

I try to keep the net moving along to accommodate as many Ops as possible.  If you need to leave, just check out with NCS; 73 or SK.  No problem for the net. Some Ops are still working and have busy schedules.

Send your traffic in  a different mode if you think the mode will  improve speed or copy.  Then, return  to net-mode for comments and REPORTS.

We’re doing a good job with FLAMP. Until band conditions improve, I’ll continue prompting for REPORTs with your callsign. Please send your REPORT directly or NO FLAMP.  Occasionally, an Op who CONFIRMED the message will be asked to RELAY the fill blocks. Our REPORT process seems slow in a roundtable setting, but would be quick and efficient between two stations passing formal traffic.

I had a difficult time with NCS duties this net as my WinXP PC crashed and I’d configured fldigi on my Linux laptop on short notice.  The keyboard is different and didn’t improve my typing.  When fldigi choked, I had no idea how to clear the frozen app and start another, so I had to reboot the OS. I really appreciate having Mindy W7ZAP operating a few feet away. She took over NCS without a blip.  Actually, Mindy is involved in the preparation, presentation, and review of every net.  She’s filled the blanks the last two nets when check-ins were fast and close.  TU Mindy!

I think we’ve all had enough of the automated traffic stations  on 3.595 for the last five weeks.  Next week we’ll meet on 3.595 and QSY to our new freq 3.5825. For a couple weeks after the move, we’ll ask an Op to wait on ..95 for a few minutes to pick up any strays.

Doubles are a bit more bother in the digital modes.  The tips from Ken K7IFG and Bob W7GBB about sending a short tune signal prior to TX are very useful for reducing doubles. Bob’s tip takes Ken’s a step further by sending a 1.5sec tone by macro TAG <TUNE:1.5>. After the 1.5sec tone, you’re back to RX where you can see if the freq is clear to TX.

Don’t fret about doubles.  Some are impossible to avoid. Pay attention to net flow and do your best.  It’s a learning net and we all make mistakes (-:   I  haven’t noticed anyone repeating the same error. Overall, we have a group of very accomplished digital Ops.

Ken relayed a message to me from Brad WA7HHE in ID:
‘If you get this email in time and get a chance perhaps I might trouble you to let K7KY know he has not scared off the Southern Utah bunch, as luck would have it we have our club  meeting Tuesday, then to top it off the following Tuesdays for several weeks many of the hams available to check into the net are involved in teaching a Tech class on Tuesdays for the next several weeks. I’m having net withdrawals so hope to make the net after  this Tuesday. Hope I can improve my real time typing.  Brad’.

TU Brad.  Nice to know the ID crew will be back.  Although we’re a learning and practice net, we attract a number of Ops already well versed in digital comms. This is good for everybody.  We have lots of willing and cheerful Elmers!  Last week about a third of the net were Ops in ID.  I’m glad to hear our net format is not intimidating.

ORCA is a bit more structured than most digital nets.  It takes a little structuring to let everyone send traffic every week.  We want to provide a balanced experience of sending, receiving, and assessing band and signals.  You can practice receiving w/o participating in  a net.  VOA Radio Gram and SGARN are good examples.  At ORCA, you can  TX/RX and resolve digital  issues.

Thanks to everyone  who  took time to work with us tonight.  Your input is important and adds to the development of every member.  I hope to work with you again next Tuesday evening.  73 Doug K7KY

———— Net Log (Mindy W7ZAP,edited, my fldigi crashed)———

Early checkin  ORCA DIGITAL NET   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1508>>

DE    KF7VWT    Gene Phillips   Pine Valley, Utah   NO TRAFFIC

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1 99>>

< K7KY  Tu Gene…  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1484>>

ke6sls Jaye in Eureka, CA

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1482>>

KE6SLS GE Jaye  on the roster…  any more ??  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1507>>

de WA6NBG  WA6NBG

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

WA6NBG GE Don…  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

in and out KB6NN

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1469>>

KB6NN GE Howard  in&out  tu   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1479>>

K6WSJ  in&out – monitoring and learning from Venice CA 73

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1489>>
K6WSJ  in&out – monitoring and learning from Venice CA 73

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

K6WSJ  < K7KY  TU Steve    in&out tonight  tu   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>

N6IET N6IET k

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1508>>

W0KCF, N6IET K6WSJ  checked in  and I missed one call on the wf   please send it agn  tu  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>

ORCA  de ke6sls I think the missed call
was Howard kb6nn checing in/out tu de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1519>>

KE6SLS TU Jaaye… I have Howard, but missed a print on the wf…  I”m a bit behind with this kbd   I’m arranging  the list now..  any more check ins?   < K7KY

ALL ORCA standy by a moment…  < K7KY

03/08/2016 19:38 PST
Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET    K7KY Doug NCS
Brookings, Oregon          http://orcadigitalnet.com

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p on 3.595+1500
Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP  –  MFSK-32

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

New to ORCA?  See the  ‘Quick Start Guide’ @ orcadigitalnet.com

FLMSG/FLAMP & KEYBOARD stations check-in with your
‘CALLSIGN’ only. First time?: Please include NAME & QTH.

Monitoring stations may check in&out with: ‘CALLSIGN  IN&OUT’.
Monitors are not called during net.  To comment, send your
CALLSIGN in comment round.

After check-in, stand-by while NCS generates the rotation list.

NCS transmits test image
NCS transmits Rotation list
NCS transmits Announcements

NCS calls each station in order for traffic or keyboard *

Next, a round of copy reports, observations, and comments
(keyboard or BLANKFORM as you like)

Closing Announcement

* LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID.
Enable: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

Have FLAMP open.  FLAMP traffic is followed with
a round of FLAMP REPORTs and one fill.  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

Well some things run different in Linux fldigi…  the TX doesn’t stop at the end of a file..   I’ll send the rotation  list as now and check for more checkins after…

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20160903034239
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:179 ORCA DIGITAL NET check-in/rotation:
KF7VWT  Gene kbd
KE6SLS  Jaye
WA6NBG  Don
KB6NN   Howard in&out
K6WSJ   Steve  in&out
K6IET   Rick
W0KCF   Kevin
W7ZAP   M
K7KY    Doug  NCS

[WRAP:chksum 41B5][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1497>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET Check-in:
Send your CALLSIGN only or
print it either side of 1500wf.
Monitoring only?: send your
CALLSIGN IN&OUT. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>
çn¬1ZaceoePR

DE     KF7VWT  KF7VWT   K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

KF7VWT Go ahead  Gene…  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

NO traffic KF7VWT

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1506>>

KF7VWT Gene… you can keyboard to the net if you like or we can mark you in&out as you liike…  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1528>>
N AND OUT THANKS KF7VWT

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

No problem   and you can comment duiring comment round if you like…  ok here comes the logo image..

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Signal  Evaluation  Image

Sending Pic:144x140C;
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1524>>

I’m  a little off my game tonight…   computer woes!  The image took so long because I forgot the ‘G’ argumment that goes with IMAGE     < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Announcements 08/Mar/16

My ORCA net WinXP-PC crashed in the storm and I’m running
on the Linux laptop with an unfamiliar keybd.  I’ve lost
all email contacts for now. You will find the weekly Net
Reports at the ORCA website:
http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/  This may replace email.

As net participation increases, we plan to split the group after
Announcements and general interest bulletins.  Jaye KE6SLS or
Ken K7IFG will take half the group to another frequency and both
groups will continue with traffic and comment rounds.  Groups
will conclude independantly.

We are also considering changing the net frequency. Ken K7IFG
suggests 3.582.5mhz. Your thoughts are welcome.

No message?   Send the ORCA image (available for download at
the website).  It’s good practice and enables other Ops to
evaluate signals and band condx and takes about 50sec.

Checking in late? Send your CALLSIGN during a lull or print it
on the waterfall.  Leaving early? Send NCS a 73.  TU

http://orcadigitalnet.com    < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

ALL ORCA Some changes to the rotation list, so I’ll send it again..tEe  t”net
Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20160903035141
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:182 ORCA DIGITAL NET check-in/rotation:
KF7VWT  Gene in&out
KE6SLS  Jaye
WA6NBG  Don
KB6NN   Howard in&out
K6WSJ   Steve  in&out
K6IET   Rick
W0KCF   Kevin
W7ZAP   M
K7KY    Doug  NCS

[WRAP:chksum CD22][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1517>>

Any more checkins?   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1475>>

KE6SLS OK Jaye  ur first in line for traffic or kbd…  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

ORCA de ke6sls
FB Doug.  Sure sri to learn abt dead cpu. No fun that!

I was trying to cp in 128L the message, but only got tiny bit
due to me not having flamp on.

Don and I did some flarq tests yesterday, and it might be
broken at this time. I would like to try some more tests, but
it doesn’t behave very well right now.

I would strongly advise we make tonight the last night on
this freq and second Ken’s suggestion for 3582 for sure.  I was
working on the machine last two days during day and heard much
auto traffic up and down on this segment.  Very interesting too!

Do you QRZ?  Hey, this is important.  You are a ham and you have
a QRZ page on the internet.  Make sure you take a few minutes and
log into QRZ and update your Email.  Remember, we ALL have to be
logged into the securGeeUsite before we can see anyones Email address
so you don’t have to worry about the nasty spy bots sending you
junk mail and it’s a great way for others to find you!  make sure
you update your qrz with email.

Lots of storm QRN here, and it made it difficult to cp longer
message, but that’s the neat thing about these modes.

I was attacked again.  YES attacked by ANTS   GRRRRR spent much
of morning and some of my afternoon cleaning and killing the nasty
little buggers, I can’t believe how fast they can form collony!

Okay, that’s all from this side of Myrtle town. btu Doug,
de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KE6SLS FB Jaye…   I thiink everyone will be OK with the freq change…  I was thinking to move tonight, but I’m having quite a time getting thru normal duties with the new
OS and kbd…  Linux fldigi doesn’t run just like windows…   BREAK   WA6NBG   OK Don  ur up…  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1486>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-10.213]<flmsg>2.0.15
:hdr_fm:22
WA6NBG 20160903035939
:hdr_ed:22
WA6NBG 20160803012736
<ics213>
:to:24 Eureka Emergency VHF Net
:fm:10 Don WA6NBG
:d1:8 03/07/16
:t1:5 0123Z
:sb:44 Bulletins and Annoucements for March 7, 2016
:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG
:mg:455 Foggy Bottoms Run Sunday, March 13th. 2 ra77755..7Z qW4dJ! (Q1#Oao’:$7|q YbL|o;7{*;9((¿SG$
LI^tZXjh!i4?
VD0RR Z$2wz\Akrej?w#ecjh~~lqvpu’p`Cu
<\1^K6E8QzZ@yijp    ‘M`2,!Q
Y{‘zS
Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:01Z MT63-2000L @ 1499>>
Fyr ¯I!u7 start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-10.213]<flmsg>2.0.15
:hdr_fm:22
WA6NBG 20160903040019
:hdr_ed:22
WA6NBG 20160803012736
<ics213>
:to:24 Eureka Emergency VHF Net
:fm:10 Don WA6NBG
:d1:8 03/07/16
:t1:5 0123Z
:sb:44 Bulletins and Annoucements for March 7, 2016
:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG
:mg:455 Foggy Bottoms Run Sunday, March 13th. 2 races start at Noon and the last race starts at 1400L. VHF communicators needed.

Events in May:

Avenue of the Giants Marathon, Sunday, May 1st.
Tour of the Unknown Coast, Saturday, May 7th.
Kenetic Sculpture Race, May 28,29,30.

Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to wa6nbg@yahoo.com or via Packet to WA6NBG @ W6ZZK-1 on 145.050 MHz.

This ends the digital message for March 7th.
[WRAP:chksum 9BCD][WRAP:end] … end

ALL ORCA  < W7ZAP
Doug is having tech difficulties…
N6IET is next…  < W7ZAP

ALL ORCA  < W7ZAP
KB6HOH is checked in.    BREAK
OK Rick down to you for traffic N6IET   < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1514>>

K7ZAP de N6IET
OK. I’m having very poor copy this evening. I’m running 30 watts.
The OrCa logo was very colorful with all the noise bars.
I was unable to copy the pre-net bulletin. MFSK128L is about 2000 Hz wide in bandwidth.
So if the center frequency is 1000 Hz, that pushes the bottom few hundred Hz below the
bottom of my bandpass (waterfall). So I was unable to copy any of it.
That’s it for me. I’ll give signal reports next time.
BTU  K7ZAP de N6IET k

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

N6IET TU Rick…  and T
U to Mindy for picking up for me when the pc froze…   fldigi froze up and I have no idea how to dump the app in Linux, so I rebooted the whole thing…  OK On to W0KCF
Kevin…  < K7KY

W0KCF 20160903040836
:hdr_ed:21
W0KCF 20160903040836
<blankform>
:mg:235 K7KY 100%
KF7VWT  NC
KE6SLS  15%
WA6NBG  5%
KB6NN
K6WSJ
K6IET
W7ZAP

PIC TOOK ALOT OF HITS AND WAS SCEWD

CHANGING THE FREQ WOULD BE GOOD HERE. LOT OF NOISE AND OTHER SIGNALS ON 3595

BAND FADING FAST. MOST STATIONS LOST

DE W0KCF

[WRAP:chksum 531C][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1492>>

TU Kevin    We’ll be changing freq for sure…   last five nets we’ve had QRM and the other freq looks available..   We will come here next week and move from then…
BREAK   OVer to Mindy W7ZAP    < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 08mar16.213]<flmsg>2.0.15
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20160903041050
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20160903002927
<ics213>
:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET
:p1:22 35w 120′ doublet @ 65’
:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP
:p2:13 Brookings, OR
:d1:10 2016-03-08
:t1:5 0025Z
:sb:80 Google Is Building A 100kW Radio Transmitter At A Spaceport And No One Knows Why
:mg:1238
In a publication released last week, Google asked the FCC to treat some information relating to radio experiments as confidential.  These experiments will take place at
Spaceport America, a 12,000 foot runway in the middle of New Mexico occasionally used by SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and now Google.

Of the few details listed in the documents, one thing does pop out as exceptionally odd: a 70-80 GHz transmitter with an effective radiated power (ERP) 96,411 W.
That—s close enough to 100 kilowatts to call it as such. This is the maximum effective radiated power of the highest power FM stations in the US, but radio stations are
omnidirectional, whereas Google is using very high gain antennas with a beam width of less than half a degree. The actual power output of this transmitter is a mere half
watt.

The best guess for what Google is doing out in the New Mexico desert is Project Skybender, a project to use millimeter waves to bring faster Internet to everyone. There
aren—t many details, but there is a lot of speculation ranging from application in low Earth orbit to something with Google Loon.

Read online: http://hackaday.com/2016/03/02/google-is-building-a-100kw-radio-transmitter-at-a-spaceport-and-no-one-knows-why/
[WRAP:chksum CE9A][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KB6HOH Steve   glad you could make it   ur turn… now  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug FB and GE to you and the Net. I have a NWS Haz WX Report which FLamp shows as 3minutes and 57secs. Is that OK with you to send??
So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

let it rip…  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1481>>

QST DE KB6HOH

<PROG 18 E0DA>{6A57}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 0095>{6A57}20160309040949:KB6HOH-117.p2s
<ID 24 B6A8>{6A57}KB6HOH Novato, CA.
<SIZE 16 6E1C>{6A57}1201 19 64
<DATA 72 F783>{6A57:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAY8XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BywW2T7vN1zb6Lny
<DATA 72 6841>{6A57:2}rBj4DwMP4UXy/6a5x1mY2Z7N6jE5ZboJ6Dx91fNY0BQ9w3BkDm/x8mBX95a0jb4/
<DATA 72 ED76>{6A57:3}m5i0XcCl0HSZKHs2iL7brqOr7D+8CF4TWpiYEY8Jc59IwVi2xAm7e3bnd1KJq3Rt
<DATA 72 9F33>{6A57:4}YbOtxJFyP+jHnj5zxmf+A2ePltaqjbWYb+pN4uGELWwDW7uFQ1TRKMrAPLzD3ZYu
<DATA 72 1185>{6A57:5}K3CSYlIZQhSPeMg/KEVlPPHYPSOh+gbTDELEK5iPexCGgb62vgL/3l3as8uhclJd
<DATA 72 41CD>{6A57:6}cg05aBy+A+DMuddiatN2nRVV7wJwP+HnmoidjYsoUuAx3NrzJNX6uZplOryVCP4G
<DATA 72 03B4>{6A57:7}O2Eh0/MtlqC8ZcVf5nw/AukJsaZGubxdVmpxJ/s/LlqjqhhmJsi6qiFtnQ6SbiTr

QST DE KB6HOH BK

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1511>>

<DATA 72 6C26>{6A57:8}ttltY6dsmfYhucrkI1DTxUgLCEj3KjkUkB2o6f52hrBeQvHcSmf8/0DWQ49zyde9
<DATA 72 D43F>{6A57:9}HJcPsui8JbIkCHD0Yx2rDkPW/0gKWlB8ftJfklBfbEYsy+zeAQndQzFf7eBPA0NT
<DATA 73 63BE>{6A57:10}wwkzN3atmpui/gD0H09L4lsldhPXSre2fV3mLz+NCTN/+U/Zq7bGYh/6EjlDlOMe
<DATA 73 A7EE>{6A57:11}Z5bDHdFICq3YszYpHJ65pIXPCFYbKeq1vGXNtxwpyhxNeeZbnrfhPVK4nP9hZiBI
<DATA 73 3ED2>{6A57:12}xDR7vR5YYOYWBlWUfuNF9qYEFmoZsVQYC4e0qqM09yyXwzoVwpPP864kA1twNdn2
<DATA 73 EA15>{6A57:13}Fbvd5zm73uMtNuju4voCmcBAlopijR37fzdqEXhPS52yKwyMWB/8mbbismO4wwXi
<DATA 73 C759>{6A57:14}Mv7sj5yODyCAKxpFLptnnewciPKKPi9O9Ecvean1aao5O2XfzIDkO5vdlL2FStO0
<DATA 73 0432>{6A57:15}gQeoÊ M7 efUTR+K0FEIrg¢qaMJevizca9SJ67jfkHEXdWFDTiCt/Q+ZFz5
<DATA 73 41F3>{6A57:16}/prhnyz6rXwg75/yMh1ks2Coj7SBSntguRCZIyxRmKrgzhE0zAQR/q9B62xS4rDL

QST DE KB6HOH BK

<CNTL 10 EFDA>{6A57:EOT}

QST DE KB6HOH K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

File : KB6HOH-117.p2s
<MISSING 18 A103>{6A57}12 15 16 17
DE KF7VWT K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

OK  tu Gene…   I’ll go around the net from this point for our REPORTs   I;ll only send your callsign   if no flamp report, just send No FLjAMP   we begin with me…

DE K7KY
File : KB6HOH-117.p2s
<MISSING 17 8109>{6A57}8 15 16 17
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1492>>

DE ke6sls
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 2300>{6A57}PREAMBLE
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

WA6NBG

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

de WA6NBG.. My FLAMp received nothing. I have nothing to report on.   de WA6NBG K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N6IET

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1506>>

DE N6IET
File : KB6HOH-117.p2s
<MISSING 9 7264>{6A57}19
DE N6IET K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W0KCF

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1497>>

W7ZAP

DE W7ZAP
File : KB6HOH-117.p2s
<MISSING 18 ADF5>{6A57}15 17 18 19
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

IF we had a CONFIRMED station, I would ask  them to relay the missing blocks, but no one confirmed so we’ll ask Steve to fill the blocks   Go Steve..  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1488>>

QST DE KB6HOH

<DATA 72 6C26>{6A57:8}ttltY6dsmfYhucrkI1DTxUgLCEj3KjkUkB2o6f52hrBeQvHcSmf8/0DWQ49zyde9
<DATA 73 3ED2>{6A57:12}xDR7vR5YYOYWBlWUfuNF9qYEFmoZsVQYC4e0qqM09yyXwzoVwpPP864kA1twNdn2
<DATA 73 0432>{6A57:15}gQ/Um8izP1hqDkUTR+K0FEIr5Q1X0dMJevizca9SJ67jfkHEXdWFDTiCt/Q+ZFz5
<DATA 73 41F3>{6A57:16}/prhnyz6rXwg75/yMh1ks2Coj7SBSntguRCZIyxRmKrgzhE0zAQR/q9B62xS4rDL
<DATA 73 97DD>{6A57:17}ymNzUK91BwumHTfX0ikxEEnXa0IyKYn1eesNGest8qaX3AweC8R2Z0oq/PAig1k2
<DATA 58 47D3>{6A57:19}dWLUoHHJOqBwpy2Pk6oG0LYQB8MO+9LrtEwAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4FD6>{6A57:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EFDA>{6A57:EOT}

QST DE KB6HOH K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1517>>

OK  if you didn’t fill the file,  you can wait until net-close and ask Steve to fill what you need…  Now, we’ll move on to our comment and signal report round, beginning with
Jaye KE6SLS     < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1516>>

ORCA de ke6sls
okay, I just qro for Steve, hope that helps at 35Watts.

Still need whole message since I missed the very beginning.

FLdigi users got new packages this week after Kamal sent in the
new source and built new packages for all the Mint/Ubuntu/Debian/ETC users.
this included flmsg, flarq and flamp.   Thanks to Kamal for the great
work.

Doug, there was a double with you the last xmissing.  I think someone doesn’t understand that NCS will DIRECT the net each turn over.  We all need to pay
attention to NCS for a call.

Okay, that’s it from lake wobigonneagain
de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

KE6SLS FB Jaye….  Thanks for your comments    BREAK    if you’re a monitoring station, in&out, I will look for you after we complete the comment round for the traffic
stations…  Over to Don WA6NBG   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-14.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15
:hdr_fm:22
WA6NBG 20160903043101
:hdr_ed:22
WA6NBG 20160903043101
<blankform>
:mg:737 Signal reports and comments from WA6NBG. 10 over noise level tonight. I am running 30 watts into 180 foot end-fed up 25 feet. A change in freq would be
great.

Image  P3 – 60%

KF7VWT  100%
KE6SLS  98% with QSB
KB6NN   100%
K6WSJ   10%
K6IET   10%
W0KCF   5%
W7ZAP   100% & FLMSG – QSB
K7KY    100% & FLMSG – QSB
KB6HOH  50% no FLAMP ?????

Sorry about the mt63 mode. I had set it in FLMSG to MFSK 32 before xmiting but somehow it got changed. This blankform did the same thing. As before, I think the newer
versions have more problems than the ones I am replacing.

I have never seen FLAMP not receive anything. I closed and reopened and it started to worked the second time but only got Unassgned. That’s all from WA6NBG.  73.   K

[WRAP:chksum 93F4][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Tnx Don   no  problem on mode errors   you will have to get up earlier to make more mistakes than me tonight…  OK over Rick N6IET    < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1507>>

K7KY de N6IET
Well good evening everybody, and thanks for doing the net Doug.
Doug is 0 to -2 dB
Jaye is -14 db and no copy
Don is -11 to -6 db with about 10% copy
Kevin was averaging -6dB
Mindy about the same.
Steve, I got all but the last block of your flamp the first try. Youre signal is between -8 and +2 dB.
Great net. Noisy band conditions here.
73 de Rick in Los Angeles.BTU Doug K7KY de N6IET k

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

N6IET Tu Rick…   Great signal report too…  OK  on to W0KCF  Kevin…  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1471>>

CF Kevin.. u still with us?   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1506>>

Oh OH  here comes the auto staion again…   over to Mindy W7ZAP and then we’ll call the monitoring stations..   go Mindy   < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAPcomments.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20160903043919
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20160903034835
<blankform>
:mg:913
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KF7VWT (IN&OUT)
100% copy KBD
S8 (s/n=2dB)

KE6SLS
100% copy KBD
S8 (s/n=11dB)

WA6NBG
100% copy KBD
S8 (s/n=14dB)

KB6NN (IN&OUT)
100% copy KBD
Too quick – no sig rpt

K6WSJ (IN&OUT)
100% copy KBD
Too quick – no sig rpt

K6IET
100% copy KBD
S8 (s/n=10dB)

W0KCF
100% copy KBD
No FLDIGI (my curser wasn’t in the right place to RX the header)
Copied message in RX window
S8 (s/n=10dB)

KB6HOH
100% copy KBD
100% copy FLAMP
S8 (s/n=7dB)

K7KY
100% copy FLMSG + image

Funny… almost all stations were S8 tonight. Glad to hear KE6SLS and WA6NBG are practicing w/FLARQ. I don’t know how to use it yet and look forward to learning it.
Good point Jaye Re:QRZ.

Looking foward to moving the net freq to 3.582.5 to get away from the other transmissions. My FLAMP RX was messed up by another signal.

Good net everyone
Hope to see you all again next Tuesday.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP

[WRAP:chksum AFFB][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

OK  we’ll take a quick look for our monitoring stations…   KF7VWT   you around Gene?   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1476>>

looks good on this side KF7VWT

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1453>>

OK Gene…  glad you’re still here …   and how about K6WSJ  Steve   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

KB6NN Maybe Howard?   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>

ALL ORCA OK  my thought is to see if there are any further comments, close the net and Let Steve KB6HOH fill the missing blocks..  Remember when the net closes it’s
much easier to double with other stations…  any thing further before we close?   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for:03/08/2016 20:45 PST

Thank’s for participating in the net tonight.
We appreciate your time and input.
Hope to see you again next week.
73   < Doug  K7KY NCS

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ALL ORCA Please see the website, REPORT page for the net report and log…  I’ll have to use Mindy’s log as my app choked…  And, I’d like to try the new freq, next week,
but we’ll meet here first and QSY to 3.582.5   sorry another kbd glitch     3.582.5   but come here firrst….  OK over to Steve   KB6HOH…    < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug! Good Net. I had to rearange my Station this weekend.
Sent my Icom 7000 which is normally at this position out for repairs so Im using my 2nd
Icom 706MKIIg now and at my 2nd position Im now using my Icom 735 with a NEW Rigblaster
Advantage. Plan on hooking back up my Signalink to that station. OK so I will now look for any reports on who needs what.
So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1517>>

KB6HOH Steve….  I want to take just a moment before you begin to thank evvery one for their patience and support tonight… I was really having a difficult time with the
new laptop OLD really and then it choked in the middle… I really appreciate the fine Ops on our net..  TU everone…   Stevve,   I would just run the file again and see how it
goes…  Jaye missed the preamble   so he needs it all  over to you for traffic…  < K7KY

Well I thought if I compressed it in FLmsg it would take less time but NO change in FLamp. OK Standby Im going to drop and the resend the entire file. sk

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1480>>

QST DE KB6HOH

<PROG 18 E0DA>{6A57}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 0095>{6A57}20160309040949:KB6HOH-117.p2s
<ID 24 B6A8>{6A57}KB6HOH Novato, CA.
<SIZE 16 6E1C>{6A57}1201 19 64
<DATA 72 F783>{6A57:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAY8XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BywW2T7vN1zb6Lny
<DATA 72 6841>{6A57:2}rBj4DwMP4UXy/6a5x1mY2Z7N6jE5ZboJ6Dx91fNY0BQ9w3BkDm/x8mBX95a0jb4/
<DATA 72 ED76>{6A57:3}m5i0XcCl0HSZKHs2iL7brqOr7D+8CF4TWpiYEY8Jc59IwVi2xAm7e3bnd1KJq3Rt
<DATA 72 9F33>{6A57:4}YbOtxJFyP+jHnj5zxmf+A2ePltaqjbWYb+pN4uGELWwDW7uFQ1TRKMrAPLzD3ZYu
<DATA 72 1185>{6A57:5}K3CSYlIZQhSPeMg/KEVlPPHYPSOh+gbTDELEK5iPexCGgb62vgL/3l3as8uhclJd
<DATA 72 41CD>{6A57:6}cg05aBy+A+DMuddiatN2nRVV7wJwP+HnmoidjYsoUuAx3NrzJNX6uZplOryVCP4G
<DATA 72 03B4>{6A57:7}O2Eh0/MtlqC8ZcVf5nw/AukJsaZGubxdVmpxJ/s/LlqjqhhmJsi6qiFtnQ6SbiTr

QST DE KB6HOH BK

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T04:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1509>>

<DATA 72 6C26>{6A57:8}ttltY6dsmfYhucrkI1DTxUgLCEj3KjkUkB2o6f52hrBeQvHcSmf8/0DWQ49zyde9
<DATA 72 D43F>{6A57:9}HJcPsui8JbIkCHD0Yx2rDkPW/0gKWlB8ftJfklBfbEYsy+zeAQndQzFf7eBPA0NT
<DATA 73 63BE>{6A57:10}wwkzN3atmpui/gD0H09L4lsldhPXSre2fV3mLz+NCTN/+U/Zq7bGYh/6EjlDlOMe
<DATA 73 A7EE>{6A57:11}Z5bDHdFICq3YszYpHJ65pIXPCFYbKeq1vGXNtxwpyhxNeeZbnrfhPVK4nP9hZiBI
<DATA 73 3ED2>{6A57:12}xDR7vR5YYOYWBlWUfuNF9qYEFmoZsVQYC4e0qqM09yyXwzoVwpPP864kA1twNdn2
<DATA 73 EA15>{6A57:13}Fbvd5zm73uMtNuju4voCmcBAlopijR37fzdqEXhPS52yKwyMWB/8mbbismO4wwXi
<DATA 73 C759>{6A57:14}Mv7sj5yODyCAKxpFLptnnewciPKKPi9O9Ecvean1aao5O2XfzIDkO5vdlL2FStO0
<DATA 73 0432>{6A57:15}gQ/Um8izP1hqDkUTR+K0FEIr5Q1X0dMJevizca9SJ67jfkHEXdWFDTiCt/Q+ZFz5
<DATA 73 41F3>{6A57:16}/prhnyz6rXwg75/yMh1ks2Coj7SBSntguRCZIyxRmKrgzhE0zAQR/q9B62xS4rDL

QST DE KB6HOH BK

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T05:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1507>>

<DATA 73 97DD>{6A57:17}ymNzUK91BwumHTfX0ikxEEnXa0IyKYn1eesNGest8qaX3AweC8R2Z0oq/PAig1k2
<DATA 73 3159>{6A57:18}wvCyrs5n0LLFrOcCcHymiSKwJfOq1zmIhdw7R+K82IybExEDcI0bU94FMpfqf+nJ
<DATA 58 47D3>{6A57:19}dWLUoHHJOqBwpy2Pk6oG0LYQB8MO+9LrtEwAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4FD6>{6A57:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EFDA>{6A57:EOT}

QST DE KB6HOH K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T05:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

DE K7KY
File : KB6HOH-117.p2s
<MISSING 11 F45E>{6A57}6 15
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T05:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

DE ke6sls
File : KB6HOH-117.p2s
<MISSING 15 2125>{6A57}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T05:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

and Steve, as soon as you sent the preamble, the flamp took all the fills
from other retries and it was done!  so that is a good sign. tu Steve.
ke6sls k

DE W7ZAP
File : KB6HOH-117.p2s
<MISSING 15 2125>{6A57}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug. I see Mindy and Jaye got confirmed.

the missing B
ocks??
So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

Before RSID: <<2016-03-09T05:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1495>>

KB6HOH Steve… Missed most of your last   auto station on again…  moving is a great idea…  Please fill the missing blocks when the freq is clear… tu   < K7KY

donot hear repeat I donot hear the Auto Station.
So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

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