08/NOV/16 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 08/nov/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 10
Stations:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KI6ZHD David Santa Clara,CA in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA in&out
KD7VUH Keith NoCpy, Relayed by KE6SLS
AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR T= Eureka,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

If you missed tonight’s net, you missed one of our more interesting nets. The band was poor and deteriorated as we progressed. Election Night reduced check-in to 10 tonight and a good thing too. Soon after check-in I was having trouble copying some stations. The weekly FLAMP conducted by Mindy W7ZAP suffered from the deteriorating band and only one station CONFIRMED the file. Next, I lost contact with Jaye KE6SLS in Eureka,CA. Communications became more and more difficult. I was unable to copy Erik KK6RKY in Trinity Center,CA, although he seemed to be copying me OK. Mindy copied Erik somewhat better.

Then, Christine AF7OK, here for the first time, asks, ‘Do you ever try different modes when conditions are so bad?’. Duh! Of course we do, it’s a training net; we’re very mode agile! But, we weren’t mode agile tonight. At least, NCS was not agile. We have certainly experimented with many modes over the years, but condx have been pretty good all summer and MFSK-32 has been solid for most nets. I’d become comfortable with the mode and have been more focused on net flow, housekeeping, and exercises. A wake-up call, for sure. Also, I’ve been using difficult band condx to concentrate on RELAY work. We’ve done very well in learning and implementing the RELAY features in FLAMP.

After the net, Dave K7DV, Christine AF7OK, Mindy W7ZAP, & I experimented with MFSK-16, Olivia 8/500, & Oivia 8/1000. Olivia 8/500 produced the best thru-put, but is very slow. Eventually, we did OK with MFSK-16, but I think the band was also improving a bit by then. Our net policy has always been that members can change mode for their traffic. We’ve done this often, but not so much lately.

And, Christine aced her first use of FLAMP in difficult band condx and completed exercise #4. We also learned that Dave in ID has 300w available when needed. When Dave didn’t respond to my call, I assumed the band was sinking further, but no, he was away from his station for a bit. Getting no reply, I assumed deteriorating band, but Dave was just out for a Uber ride. By the time we we’re experimenting with modes, Dave was back and down to 25w; still printing well here.

After we concluded mode experiments, two stations called me that had been reading our mail. Clifford N0LKC called with 10w portable from Canyonlands Nat’l Park in UT. I think it was his first time using MFSK-32; he used to live in Eureka,CA. Mike K4WAI was also interested in information about ORCA. He may have a conflict with our net time.

So, tonight was a welcome wake-up for me. I need to keep mode and thru-put central to my focus on net flow. As a training net, better we change modes frequently; it provides more learning and practice. Thanks to everyone that participated tonight. And for those lost in the band/mode mix, hang with us, we’re all learning together. Mistakes can lead to greater understanding and skill. 73 Doug K7KY

————— Net Log ————–

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR T= Eureka,CA

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

KB6NN GE Howard…. Good thing Mindy copied you… it didn’t print here at all… ur in&out

tonight tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR T= Eureka,CA

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

11/08/2016 19:30 PST

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY/NCS, SW/OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

W1HKJ Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

The net connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors always welcome.

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Volunteer conducts brief FLAMP exercise.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) Send ‘QRU’. Check before using FLAMP.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

NOTE: LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID

ENABLE: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

Have FLAMP open. It does not self-start.

Practice FLAMP traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP REPORTS

and one FILL.

CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’ < K7KY

KI6ZHD David in Santa Clara, CA check in and out

KI6ZHD < K7KY GE David tu for the check in ur in&out tonight 73 BREAK any more checkins?

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KYi»: t°Coi‰£u<STX>

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K7KY 20160911033531

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:315 ORCA DIGITAL NET 08/nov/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 8

Stations:

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

KI6ZHD David Santa Clara,CA

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR T= Eureka,CA

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 2A98][WRAP:end]

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ALL ORCA I forgot to note that David KI6ZHD is in&out pse note that so you’ll remember we skip the in&out’s… BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check-ins/Visitors? < K7KY

ALL ORCA Looks like Election night is more popular than football maybe a short net tonight. Announcements follow…

ORCA Announcements 08/nov/16

Tonight, we’ll complete the file-manipulation exercise we began last

Tues using ‘ORCA_ex4.zip’; the file distributed in the weekly

FLAMP practice session. Mindy W7ZAP will send this file again tonight.

If you missed last week, you should have time to complete the exercise

during tonight’s net. If not, send practice traffic or QRU.

This exercise simulates a ‘Request for Information’ and employes

features in FLMSG/FLAMP and apps in your OS. It entails decompressing

a received ZIP file on your station PC & editing, renaming, saving, &

resending with FLMSG.

Another aspect of file manipulation exercises is writing and parsing

instructions. Instructions need to be clear and concise. Reading and

following them carefully saves recontact for clarification.

If your NBEMS/EMCOM group has exercises you think would be useful

here on ORCA, please outline them for me. Our current file

manipulation exercises are variations of an exercise conducted on

the Idaho ERC Digital Net, Tues/18:15p, 3.581 + 1500, NCS Bliss W7RUGB.

Weekly Net Report usually posted next day

@: orcadigitalnet.com/reports/ < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check-ins/Visitors? < K7KY

ALL ORCA Remember, the file manipulation exercises are just that, exercises and they’re not required in any way… you can skip them and

just send any practice traffic you like or a small image or QRU

OK time for the weekly FLAMP exercise… Mindy W7ZAP will conduct this exercise we turn the net over to Mindy… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 72CC>{612C}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 F133>{612C}20161028181528:ORCA_ex4.zip

<ID 26 43CF>{612C}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 15 BB6D>{612C}821 6 144

<DATA 152 1948>{612C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAKiXQAAAAQAKBK8YCiX4ReTJJYRefTPvRIhynyrdlz0WIpwMXfizelPvg58tjU9WuOhn

UY9A9t8D9zIajEPb9zQArfN0mfHt1JZrNcytXuqXCLOb0RlTF+/Quz7e

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KjJxMaXss0FHCKDtdlG/zAMinT/xwwrdo9GShUQcmFHhWV2hM2U/51Kle87Gs

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<DATA 152 F070>{612C:4}h92w9Y9YjIqJUznBRIQBbbiv8v+9rApXyoiUs2I67EHxciKXuobtzz1iX0sCRa02IBdH+/nu8apro4uBEkAxJehlK

W91dV55V0L5bdQxgvfdXufKbsJ+EM6DzWsfS26qoytDq5so2GuP2N3B

<DATA 152 5F49>{612C:5}Xwt8f8eJPWSW1mDVlYsILEUJpm+ReTkpTorS2pX0E6ERfRCm76qw8Azpxgw3/l4y1iKIUW0MLv1AnJHTkB5

jgIbwqa1b3+XX6pLyiQYzT9aeH70WwP0UySR+xxN/4HdvjaHtT3LrpEdsd1Bh

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<CNTL 10 BFA1>{612C:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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 …

K7DV

K7DV

KK6RKY

KK6RKY

KE6SLS

KE6SLS

AF7OK

DE AF7OK

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 D618>{612C}PREAMBLE

DE AF7OK K

K7KY < W7ZAP

Doug will you call the stations that don’t hear me? AND will you RELAY the PREAMBLE to AF7OK? TU < W7ZAP

RR I’m going to call the stations that didn’t hear Mindy calling for their REPORT and then I’ll relay what’s needed…

K7DV Dave ur report, pse.. < K7KY

DE K7DV

File : ORCA_ex4.zip

<MISSING 15 DF36>{1D03}CONFIRMED

DE K7DV K

srri De K7dv running power tonight condx bad but copy u well net control for Idaho falls bcs in idaho falls running 300 watts no traffic de K7dv

K7DV FB Dave 300w Wow! You didn’t hear Mindy @ 35w poor band tonight I hv great cpy on you tu BREAK

KK6RKY Erik ur REPORT pse… < K7KY

KK6RKY Erik… print only giberish now… nothing shows on the wf either… poor band I’ll try you

agn for comments and we’ll see how it goes… hang in there… BREAK KE6SLS Jaye if you copy me I’m taking REPORTS for Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY < K7KY

ALL ORCA Well, this has been the most difficult FLAMP exercise yet… I’m going to RELAY the PREAMBLE for AF7OK here comes…

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 72CC>{612C}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 F133>{612C}20161028181528:ORCA_ex4.zip

<ID 26 43CF>{612C}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 15 BB6D>{612C}821 6 144

<CNTL 10 1FAD>{612C:EOF}

<CNTL 10 BFA1>{612C:EOT}

DE K7KY K

AF7OK

DE AF7OK

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 10 34D6>{612C}1 5

DE AF7OK K

<STX>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 152 1948>{612C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAKiXQAAAAQAKBK8YCiX4ReTJJYRefTPvRIhynyrdlz0WIpwMXfizelPvg58tjU9WuOhn

UY9A9t8D9zIajEPb9zQArfN0mfHt1JZrNcytXuqXCLOb0RlTF+/Quz7e

<DATA 152 5F49>{612C:5}Xwt8f8eJPWSW1mDVlYsILEUJpm+ReTkpTorS2pX0E6ERfRCm76qw8Azpxgw3/l4y1iKIUW0MLv1AnJHTkB5

jgIbwqa1b3+XX6pLyiQYzT9aeH70WwP0UySR+xxN/4HdvjaHtT3LrpEdsd1Bh

<CNTL 10 1FAD>{612C:EOF}

<CNTL 10 BFA1>{612C:EOT}

DE K7KY K

AF7OK

DE AF7OK

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 10 34D6>{612C}1 5

DE AF7OK K

W7ZAP Mindy please send blocks 1 & 5 for AF7OK tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 72CC>{612C}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 152 1948>{612C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAKiXQAAAAQAKBK8YCiX4ReTJJYRefTPvRIhynyrdlz0WIpwMXfizelPvg58tjU9WuOhn

UY9A9t8D9zIajEPb9zQArfN0mfHt1JZrNcytXuqXCLOb0RlTF+/Quz7e

<DATA 152 5F49>{612C:5}Xwt8f8eJPWSW1mDVlYsILEUJpm+ReTkpTorS2pX0E6ERfRCm76qw8Azpxgw3/l4y1iKIUW0MLv1AnJHTkB5

jgIbwqa1b3+XX6pLyiQYzT9aeH70WwP0UySR+xxN/4HdvjaHtT3LrpEdsd1Bh

<CNTL 10 1FAD>{612C:EOF}

<CNTL 10 BFA1>{612C:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

AF7OK

DE AF7OK

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 10 34D6>{612C}1 5

DE AF7OK K

K7KY < W7ZAP

Doug back to you < W7ZAP

W7ZAP TU Mindy Wow.. This is the most difficulty we’ve had with the band The net is small tonight and I’m going to take a moment to see if Christine can copy Dave in ID… BREAK K7DV Dave would you please relay blocks, 0,1,5 for AF7OK tu < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV roger i do copy him fine here goes I missed ome of the bloclocks too but have thosese hi hi

K7KY DE K7DVok It looks like I need to have a fill of the other files as I wont let me just put in the three files w/o the other Not sure why unless you know of a way de K7dv here is my report so you can fill srri rt KD

DE K7DV

File : ORCA_ex4.zip

<MISSING 14 7720>{612C}2 3 4 6

DE K7DV K

K7DV Dave I’m a bit confused I thought you sent CONFIRMED to Mindy earlier, but I may have misread the screen… sri I think we will just move along with the net… we’ve never had so difficult time completing a file, but the band was predicted to be poor tonight. We’re having a major CME event… OK let’s finish with FLAMP for now and move along with TRAFFIC first, we’ll see if anyone is trying to get aboard and maybe see what happened to some of the Ops, like KE6SLS Jaye… who’s here? < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

Check me in and out, this evening, Doug.

N6IET < K7KY FB Rick we’re having quite a time with the band a good nite for in&out tnks for coming by cu next time 73 < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

You’re very strong Doug,

K7KY de N6IET with deep QSB. So is AF7OK. Can’t copy anyo

ybody else.

N6IET Tu Rick everyone is having some copy issues… BREAK any more check ins? < K7KY

ALL ORCA We now begin the traffic round. Please send the results of ex4 if you have it or send practice traffic or QRU we begin at the top with Dave K7DV < K7KY

K7DV Hw cpy, Dave? < K7KY

ALL ORCA I can’t tell if the band is going short/long or just getting weird…. Dave K7DV is not hearing me in ID we move along to ErikKK6RKY < K7KY

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KK6RKY Erik I hope I’m not doubling with you.. I only copied two words

sir… maybe better next week… BREAK Jaye KE6SLS can you copy me? < K7KY

ALL ORCA Mindy received email from KE6SLS he’s not copying us anymore and is QRT We skip on down to Christine AF7OK who just joined the net tonight…. probably our worst net in more than four years… So Christine, please send your traffic now… < K7KY

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:to:30 ORCA DIGITAL NET, All Stations

:fm:9 Doug K7KY

:p2:3 NCS

:d1:10 2016-11-08

:t1:6 20:35Z

:sb:23 Digital Station Details

:s1:4 K7KY

:p3:3 NCS

:s2:9 Christine

:d2:10 2016-11-08

:t2:6 19:49Z

:mg:137 Use RESPONDER tab for info about your digital station

Snte ate & Time

Rename with your call: Was: ‘ex4.213’ Now: ‘K7KY_ex4.213’

:rp:87 Rig: Yaesu FTDX 1200

Ant: Horizontal Loop

Pwr: 5-100w

Grid/Solar pwr: Solar available

[WRAP:chksum 318C][WRAP:end]

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AF7OK Nice work, Christine… ur the only station to complete the exercise tonight Mindy has it too, but that doesn’t count right now… BREAK OK Mindy W7ZAP ur up next… < K7KY

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:to:30 ORCA DIGITAL NET, All Stations

:fm:9 Doug K7KY

:p2:3 NCS

:sb:23 Digital Station Details

:s1:4 K7KY

:p3:3 NCS

:d2:10 10/28/2016

:t2:5 1829Z

:mg:137 Use RESPONDER tab for info about your digital station

Enter Date & Time

Rename with your call: Was: ‘ex4.213’ Now: ‘K7KY_ex4.213′

:rp:88 Rig: FT-857D w/SignaLink USB

Ant: 135ft doublet @ 110ft

Pwr: 35w

Grid/Solar pwr: Solar

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W7ZAP TU MIndy BREAK OK time for the comment round… this won’ t take long it seems… I’m glad we don’ t have too many night like this one… We go back to the top for comments beginning with Dave K7DV in ID I hope he can hear us… over to you , Dave… < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV sorri I drive for uber and had to run for a minutte the file that i sent a report for was the wrong one it was for the one u sent out before the net started so sorry about that,,, I didnt know it wouldnt let you just send the files you have i.e the blocks neede by the other station maybe you can elabotate sometime so srri I copy most of you tonight so thanks for the time and the chance top mess it up hi hi

K7KY DE K7DV

K7DV FB Dave I’m glad you’re here… tnx for the explanation I understand… you can always type block numbers into the ‘block’s’ window in the bottom half of the RX screen…. When someone needs PREAMBLE type in a zero 0

OK we can move along to see If I can copy Erik KK6RKY < K7KY

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KK6RKY Erik I’m still only printing a word here & there… sri thanks for hanging in… BREAK we skip all the way down to Christine AF7OK < K7KY

AF7OK Christine… in the comment round you can send observations, comments, reception reports, questions, etc as you like or just say qru and move along… < K7KY

K7KY DE AF7OK I don’t copy most of what you have been saying. Getting a lot of garbled characters. Do you ever try different modes when conditions are so bad? k

AF7OK Good question… good thing you’re here and thinking… we often use different modes, but I’m stuck in a grove tonight it seems how copy MFSK-16? < K7KY

Didn’t copy what you responded with. Sorry the conditions are so bad. k

AF7OK Christine how copy OLIVIA 8/500? < K7KY

###you changed to Olivia. Did you send anything else? K

AF7OK No I just asked if you were copying me in this mode… MFSK-16 didn’t work for you, I assume… BREAKKK6RKY Erik how copy now? < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV i copied his signal but nothing doug but I cop6]#m#X#

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K7DV Tnx Dave ur booming in here in SW/OR I’m not copying Erik well tonight Let’s finish up the comment round with Mindy W7ZAP in this mode… < K7KY

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:mg:759 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

K7DV 100% copy KBD (S8) s/n=19dB 300W!

KK6RKY 10-20% copy KBD no signal on WF, but some print

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD (S3) s/n=1dB

KB6NN 100% copy KBD no signal on WF, but printed all

KI6ZHD 100% copy KBD (sri no sig report)

AF7OK 100% copy KBD, 95% copy FLMSG (S7) s/n=4dB

N6IET 100% copy KBD (S7) s/n=6dB

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

Wow, the band went bad on us quickly. Got an email from Jaye KE6SLS and he couldn’t gear us at all. He relayed KD7VUH Keith. Welcome to AF7OK Christine… nice job on your first FLAMP TX/RX in such bad condx! Nice antenna, horizontal loop :-) Didn’t expect much of a turnout on election night. Hope condx are better next week.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

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ALL ORCA I”m going to resend the rotation list and call it a night probably our most difficult band to date… good practice I shoud h

Oops! my kbd hung for a moment… here come the updated checkin list…<STX>

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K7KY 20160911044358

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:mg:391 ORCA DIGITAL NET 08/nov/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 10

Stations:

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

KI6ZHD David Santa Clara,CA in&out

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA in&out

KD7VUH Keith Relayed by KE6SLS

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR T= Eureka,CA

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum FF6B][WRAP:end]

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ALL ORCA Sri for the mode change,,, FLMSG was already set to MFSK-32… any more comments before we close? < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV u doing a fb job doug and if you can do it with this type of condx you can do anything hi hi de K7dv

K7DV Tnx Dave I appreciate your comments… tonight is one of my most scattered nets good thing it’s small… and, Christine AF7OK is here for the first time and actually did a better job on the net than I…. (-: welcome Christine…

Dave ur signal is really strong @ 300w of course you could do a good job as relay too I’ll keep you in mind… Any more comments before we close? < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 11/08/2016 20:49 PST

Thank’s for commiting your time and

attention to working with us tonight.

We hope to see you again next week.

GN < Doug K7KY NCS

K7KY de AF7OK I did copy you when you sent with Olivia 8-500. Are you copying me now?

AF7OK < K7KY RR I copied your last 100% thanks for coming tonight and thanks for the suggestion we try another mode… as I said earlier, I make as many mistakes as the net Ops… I was busy focused on who was not hearing and didn’t think about our modes… we are usually mode agile, and have been luckly lately in not needing to change modes often… btu < K7KY

gCDJRGI copied all of that. Olivia is great for really bad conditions, but it is slow… Better slow than not at all. No problem, I know how many things there are to think about when running a net HI HI… AF7OK k

AF7OK < K7KY Back to 8/500 to see if you still cpy me OK < K7KY

Yes, I did copy that. But before I don’t think I copied all of it. AF7OK

AF7OK < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV af7ok if you want to go a little faster you cam try 8/1000 it seems to work but that is totally up to you Im at baref6v`8{y„8*TW

K7DV AF7OK < K7KY Here goes for 8/1k how copy Christine? < K7KY

AK7DV de AF7OK I copied that and it did go faster. Need to test all of the modes to figure out the best one for the conditions.

K7DV AF7OK FB Mindy W7ZAP is also copying us perfectily… Let’s jump back to MFSK-16 and see if it works now… < K7KY

K7DV < K7KY Dave how copy MFSK16? < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV i copy well My power is low so sorry its only at about 25 watts or less copy 100 percent btu

K7KY DE K7DV

K7DV < K7KY Dave ur signal is still strong… S-7 & 9/10 db Mindy also copying you well @ 25w BREAKAF7OK Christine how copy now in MFSK-16? btu < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK I am copying everything just fine from you and from Dave, too. k

AF7OK K7DV < K7KY I’m going to ask Mindy to jump in and tx to both of you and see how her signal works for you…. thanks to both of you for hanging around for some Mode experimenting… it’s really helpful… over to Mindy < K7KY

AF7OK K7DV K7KY < W7ZAP

Solid copy on all. Good exercise on modes. BTU K7KY < W7ZAP

K7DV < W7ZAP

Dave how copy on my sig? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K7DV icopy you well here some qsb but solid here good job Ive sure heard you alot up on 20 meters on psk I think and jt65 hf I believe sounding good here mindy

W7ZAP DE K7DV

K7DV < W7ZAP

Great Dave. Good to know my signal is getting out. :-) BREAK

AF7OK How copy my signal Christine? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de AF7OK I copy you just fine. The CW person has stopped transmitting on this frequency, so that has helped, too. k

Your printing great here. Didn’t see the cw… Good they left.

Ok that’s about all I can think of … I’ll hand it back to Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

AF7OK < K7KY If the CW signal was a bit below us on the wf, it’s likely the ARRL practice CW station… Mindy & I recently reset our Band Pass Filters to eliminate that signal… My mind always wants to copy the CW while I’m trying to concentrate on the net… now, we don’t hear it any more… well, we’d best be moving along… thanks to you and Dave for working overtime with us tonight… I hope to see you both next week, when I’m hoping the net will run a bit smoother and the band will be kind to us… 73 Doug K7KY sk

here is my mug shot ….” NOT” hi hi here it comes

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W7ZAP DE K7DV and w7zap and Kf7OK de K7dv 73 to all de K7dv thanks for the folwers and all cul8ter and its fun

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Great image, Dave… I will now recognize you in the grocery store here’s my mug shot..Wood Stamp Art, Old Mexico

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k7ky DE K7DV thats pretty funney I think I saw u in the new mexico post offices hi hi 73’s to all this is a ball thanks agtasin 73’s and have a good nite

W7ZAP DE K7DV es w7ky and af7ok de K7dv

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for doing the net and for helping me get started. conditions will only get better if this was your worst net ever AF7OK

ALL < W7ZAP

This was a lot of fun… thanks for being there and playing a bit more at the end.

Have dinner on the stove. Hope to see you both on the WF again soon. 73 sk < W7ZAP

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N0LKC < K7KY k

k7KY ¡c (7KY DE N0LKC N0LKC I AM NEW AT DIGITAL MODES. GUD EVENING ES TNX FER RTN. I LISTENED TO THE TAIL OF WHAT MUST HAVE BEEN A NET? BK K7KY DE N0LKC KN

N0LKC < K7KY RR you heard the end of ORCA DIGITAL NET we run every Tuesday evening @ 0230z on 3.581 MFSK-32 usually… My name is Doug Doug in Brookings,OR hw cpy? < K7KY

NAMEk# e oD CLIFFORD. I AM PORTABLE WITH 10 WATTS

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N0LKC < K7KY

FB Clifford I cpy most of ur last…. We have some members in Eureka,CA & you may know some of them Nice signal portable @ 10w…

my power is 35w into a 180′ doublet @ 80′ nice to meet you and if you are able to copy this it will explain the digital net to you…. http://orcadigitalnet.com   http://orcadigitalnet.com   http://orcadigitalnet.com

btu < K7KY

what was that url?

de K4WAI

K4WAI < K7KY

GE here’s the info about ORCA DIGITAL NET

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Tues 0330z/1930p, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32,

FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. http://orcadigitalnet.com < K7KY

7ky thank you i’ll look in to it

de K4WAI

0Z/1930P de K7KY

0Z/1930P < K7KY

K4WAI < K7KY

K4WAI < K7KY

sorry, the zulu time is wrong should be 0230z 0230z 0230z all else correct… hope you can join us sometime… 73 < K7KY

thanks but had it been the incorrect time i would tmbeen able to make it. sounds like a fun project, good luck de K4WAI

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K7KY K7KY DE N0LKC N0LKC 73 73 73 TNX TNX I COPY NET INFOx4 taðPY NET INFO. GE. K7KY DE N0LKC GN DOUG SK SK

N0LKC < K7KY

FB Clifford nice to meet you… you have a great digital signal from the campground @ 10w… I hope you can join us some Tues evening for a bit of digital traffic practice… 73 Doug K7KY sk

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10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET -California Grid Down Event 10/Oct/19Check-ins: 9 Stations: KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR W7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA K7KY Doug Brookings,OR [...]

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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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