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ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/APR/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins : 18
Stations:
W7AAZ Bill Twin Falls,ID in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KK6KFB Chris Morgan Hill,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
N7JDM John Sparks,NV in&out
KG7NGV Ed Tri-Cities,WA in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Tonight was a tad more intense here at NCS.  Lightning had zapped my Toughbook tablet; they’re not as tough as I thought.  Only my tablet was connected to the router, so Mindy’s CF-C2 survived.  Running with my back-up tablet was not as easy as I’d dreamed.  I’m running the NBEMS apps from a flash-drive in my b/u tablet. What could go wrong? I thought all would be the same, but it wasn’t nearly that simple.  There are numerous differences and most of them have surprised me.  This was the situation when we came to Comments and Greg KG7DMI said,

“I love the way this net keeps me hopping! Typing like a mad man, creating files, opening them in other software, keeping Flamp properly configured and in the correct mode, all the while keeping an eye on the RX window for me to be called for someting… I love it. I always learn something…”

We both cracked up! It’s the best mid-net chuckle we’ve had to date. If you’re comfortable working ORCA at solar minimum, you’ll be well poised to handle digital traffic in emergencies. Welcome to John N7JDM in Sparks,NV, here for the first time. Welcome back to two Ops we haven’t seen in awhile, Darrell W6ADZ also in Sparks,NV, and Joe W7LUX in Flagstaff,AZ. ORCA is a pick-up net; people come and go as it meets their needs. When you practice with us, you’re a member.

Did you notice the difference in the log? Not one station on from Cedar City,UT; their monthly ARC meeting is on Tuesday evening too. We logged three Idaho stations and FIVE in Nevada (I sense Doug KA7FOO in the background). Arizona ck-ins are also increasing. Very interesting. Cedar City Ops are often a third to half the log, but now ck-ins from Nevada and Arizona are increasing. Cedar City Ops operate as a team within a team; they get a little more out of ORCA by using 2m as a sub-net. It’s good practice for working multiple channels and modes simultaneously.

Next week’s FLAMP exercise will be a little different than usual. We’ll simulate receiving a keyboard report that needs to be relayed to Incident Command. You will scroll back in the RX buffer to copy text and paste it into an FLMSG form for transmission to NCS during the Traffic round. It’s the same procedure used to relay keyboard text. Mindy and I do this nearly every net; we find fidigi’s RX buffer highlight tool gets touchy while receiving. Highlighting and copying in the RX buffer requires patience and practice.

Here’s what reception looked like early-net for Gene W1EEP in Pine Valley,UT. Reception improved for him by the FLAMP exercise and he CONFIRMED the file in our usual net mode, MFSK-32. Jaye KE6SLS did much better, only a hundred miles south of NCS.

RX: W1EEP UT RX: KE6SLS CA

Thanks for working with us again tonight.  While expanding and honing your digital skills, you help make ORCA a solid learning experience for newer digital Operators.  We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ———-

TEST TUNE 2019-04-10 01:06Z < K7KY

K7DV < K7KY Hw cpy, Dave? 35w < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
GE DOUG +2-3 dB SNR HERE K7KY DE W7AAZ

RR Dave ur 30over9 & 10db Wow! tnx < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Doug that was me, W7AAZ

W7AAZ < K7KY Sri Bill, I’d best get myself sorted out quickly here… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
< W7ZAP
Last stn asking for signal report go again… ur in the noise and did not get ur call.. < W7ZAP

For early ORCA ck-in I’ve copied these
stations already:
W7AAZ Bill Twinfalls,ID in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP < K7KY TU Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT < NCS

K7KY < KK6KFB in & out

K6ETA < K7KY QSL
K6ETA < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Break
ORCA de ke6sls
GE my fearless leaders!
ke6sls k

KK6KFB < K7KY TU
KK6KFB Chris Morgan Hill,CA in&out < NCS

KE6SLS < K7KY QSL Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA < NCS

I doubled a weak signal agn pse tu < NCS

Can anyone relay the last station? < NCS

7HMR in and out.

K7HMR < K7KY TU
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W7AAZ Bill Twinfalls,ID in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KK6KFB Chris Morgan Hill,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

KJ6GQW KJ6GQW Phil Shaver Eureka, CA

KJ6GQW < K7KY TU Phil
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W7AAZ Bill Twin Falls,ID in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KK6KFB Chris Morgan Hill,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

GE ORCA Net
Doug
KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY QSL Doug
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS<W7AAZ relay

Go Bill.. < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV ON/&OUT several times
DE w7AAZ

RR tu BREAK

W7WSV < K7KY TU
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out < NCS

KG7DMI

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve in&out < NCS

KG7DMI < K7KY TU Greg
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W7AAZ Bill Twin Falls,ID in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KK6KFB Chris Morgan Hill,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

09:Apr:19 18:32:46p

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 208′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1830p/0130z – 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

Weekly FLAMP Exercise
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.

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

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

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

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW. Participating Ops send ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

W1EEP < K7KY Gene pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY Steve pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
[RELAY] [RELAY] SRI my Macro went Dead – ALL ORCA this is K6ETA relay for NCS – if not hearing NCS pse check in now < K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS de K6ETA NIL. < K6ETA

Nice recovery, Steve tu BREAK

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCAroster.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.7
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20191004013937
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20190904215737
<blankform>
:mg:425 ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/APR/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins : 13
Stations:
W7AAZ Bill Twin Falls,ID in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KK6KFB Chris Morgan Hill,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum E9D8][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/April/2019

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file ‘ex113xt’, an FLDIGI/PC EDITOR
/FLAMP exercise. If you complete the optional exercise, send that file to NCS
in the Traffic round tonight or any net.

Remember our recent changes. Keep practice text files short, use grayscale
images about 30-50sec TX time, and check-out early if you want to skip the
Traffic and/or Comment round.

ORCA DIGITAL NET format is based on Amateur Directed Net protocols. All
communications go thru NCS. Only active stations are engaged in net activities.
‘In&Out’ (monitoring) stations are not engaged, but may be called for Comments
when time permits.

Net Report posted soon: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
If you want on/off the Net Report/Log publication notice list:
ncs@orcadigitalnet.com < NCS

Over to Mindy W7ZAP 4 the weekly FLAMP exercise < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tonight’s exercise begins in THOR50x1 (176wpm/900hz). We’ll fill
in MFSK64 (240wpm/1260hz) & MFSK32 (120wpm/630hz).
Check your filters, WIDE mode ahead… < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 07D3>{8780}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 30 7F81>{8780}20190409230350:ex113.txt
<ID 25 EB3F>{8780}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9478>{8780}405 6 80
<FILE 30 7F81>{8780}20190409230350:ex113.txt
<ID 25 EB3F>{8780}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9478>{8780}405 6 80
<DATA 88 8E62>{8780:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 4
With ur PC te
<DATA 88 83F4>{8780:2}xt editor, create the file ‘URCALL_ex113.txt. Copy the following questions to th
<DATA 88 6ADE>{8780:3}e new file and add your reply.
What antenna do u usually use for ORCA? What’s
<DATA 88 89E2>{8780:4} ur usual pwr setting?
In TRAFFIC Round, send this new file to NCS using FLAM
<DATA 88 D9B7>{8780:5}P, or send your own brief practice msg or QRU. Before sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘
<DATA 13 9DFE>{8780:6}NCS’.
<CNTL 10 56C0>{8780:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F6CC>{8780:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:44Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

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

We begin with …
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 18 14A9>{8780}1 2 3 4 5 6
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : ex113.txt
<MISSING 15 BE6B>{8780}CONFIRMED
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex113.txt
<MISSING 15 BE6B>{8780}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ6GQW

DE KJ6GQW
File : ex113.txt
<MISSING 8 4D93>{8780}5
DE KJ6GQW K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO
File : ex113.txt
<MISSING 8 4D93>{8780}5
DE KA7FOO K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7DMI

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7DMI < W7ZAP
Agan in MFSK32 pse

You may need to change ur FLAMP config to follow FLDIGI modem.
Greg send report agn pse < W7ZAP

DE KG7DMI K
Opps sorry

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1480>>
tc¥ 18 07D3>{8780}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 30 7F81>{8780}20190409230350:ex113.txt
<ID 25 EB3F>{8780}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9478>{8780}405 6 80
<FILE 30 7F81>{8780}20190409230350:ex113.txt
<ID 25 EB3F>{8780}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9478>{8780}405 6 80
<DATA 88 8E62>{8780:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 4
With ur PC te
<DATA 88 83F4>{8780:2}xt editor, create the file ‘URCALL_ex113.txt. Copy the following questions to th
<DATA 88 6ADE>{8780:3}e new file and add your reply.
What antenna do u usually use for ORCA? What’s
<DATA 88 89E2>{8780:4} ur usual pwr setting?
In TRAFFIC Round, send this new file to NCS using FLAM
<DATA 88 D9B7>{8780:5}P, or send your own brief practice msg or QRU. Before sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘
<DATA 13 9DFE>{8780:6}NCS’.
<CNTL 10 56C0>{8780:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F6CC>{8780:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:50Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Looks like we lost Dave BREAK
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 18 14A9>{8780}1 2 3 4 5 6
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ6GQW

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ6GQW

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO
File : ex113.txt
<MISSING 15 BE6B>{8780}CONFIRMED
DE KA7FOO K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 07D3>{8780}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 30 7F81>{8780}20190409230350:ex113.txt
<ID 25 EB3F>{8780}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9478>{8780}405 6 80
<FILE 30 7F81>{8780}20190409230350:ex113.txt
<ID 25 EB3F>{8780}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9478>{8780}405 6 80
<DATA 88 8E62>{8780:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 4
With ur PC te
<DATA 88 83F4>{8780:2}xt editor, create the file ‘URCALL_ex113.txt. Copy the following questions to th
<DATA 88 6ADE>{8780:3}e new file and add your reply.
What antenna do u usually use for ORCA? What’s
<DATA 88 89E2>{8780:4} ur usual pwr setting?
In TRAFFIC Round, send this new file to NCS using FLAM
<DATA 88 D9B7>{8780:5}P, or send your own brief practice msg or QRU. Before sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘
<DATA 13 9DFE>{8780:6}NCS’.
<CNTL 10 56C0>{8780:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F6CC>{8780:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex113.txt
<MISSING 15 BE6B>{8780}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ6GQW

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Looks like we lost a couple of stns, but all others confirmed the file. BTN < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy we didn’t lose Dave I saw him early and logged him , but should have logged him in&out as to Phil he was off to a great beginning

maybe tech issues… BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET 18:57:12p
Late Ck-in? Early Ck-Out? < K7KY

N7JDM checking in and out

KG7NGV Ed Tri Cities, WA In & Out

N7JDM < K7KY GE & welcome to ORCA ur name & qth pse < NCS

N7JDM < K7KY TU
N7JDM John Sparks,NV in&out
John I’m logging u in&out tonite to monitor check our website for more info: http://orcadigitalnet.com tu BREAK
KG7NGV < K7KY TU
KG7NGV in&out < NCS

Pse Stand By… < K7KY

tnx 4 ur patience I’m running the net with my back-up tablet… the last storm killed my Toughbook CF-C2 and this one is not exactly up to speed neither am I

(-: BREAK Traffic round begins with Gene W1EEP < NCS

NCS DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 DB1F>{F170}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 37 4020>{F170}20190410015618:ex113 w1eep.txt
<ID 18 DA2C>{F170}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 13 EEE9>{F170}39 1 64
<DATA 47 CF47>{F170:1}I use a 235 foot Delta loop at 100Watts
<CNTL 10 DE96>{F170:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7E9A>{F170:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : ex113 w1eep.txt
<MISSING 15 1208>{F170}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Steve K6ETA ur next 4 Traffic < NCS

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 3A74>{C58E}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 36 1A7B>{C58E}20190410015232:K6ETA-ex113.b2s
<ID 24 677D>{C58E}K6ETA Petaluma, CA
<SIZE 14 1E’ t{C58E}265 5 64
<DESC 18 A33E>{C58E}ORCA Traffic
<DATA 72 AF48>{C58E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAC5XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdSdpV/Qcrgw1ivqB
<DATA 72 938C>{C58E:2}+XjQpqlMi2GILQ821mVibdR5vQ6aPdL98XNmSZL6MnZoTQKsQHtLCLQ0GZcIl8Mb
<DATA 72 7D08>{C58E:3}JdWU0fo7VAi+xyKq3s ¹ruC/NEdT8U+vkdk4D9/P1CCuhind67QeKRvaTjBJo9g3V
<DATA 72 A414>{C58E:4}7COgYqpqR7q5thkjOT7N/nON2jb211qxrdBdEEPIs96pUVi0oAjoHj+zeIAAA==
<DATA 17 6F5E>{C58E:5}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 185C>{C58E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B850>{C58E:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

K6ETA < K7KY Steve this is odd all looks good, but no blocks in FLAMP although it looked OK in fldigi agn pse < NCS

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 3A74>{C58E}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 36 1A7B>{C58E}20190410015232:K6ETA-ex113.b2s
<ID 24 677D>{C58E}K6ETA Petaluma, CA
<SIZE 14 1ED5>{C58E}265 5 64
<DESC 18 A33E>{C58E}ORCA Traffic
<DATA 72 AF48>{C58E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAC5XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdSdpV/Qcrgw1ivqB
<DATA 72 938C>{C58E:2}+XjQpqlMi2GILQ821mVibdR5vQ6aPdL98XNmSZL6MnZoTQKsQHtLCLQ0GZcb ai /0
<DATA 72 7D08>{C58E:3}JdWU0fo7VAi+xyKq3sE7uC/NEdT8U+vkdk4D9/P1CCuhind67QeKRvaTjBJo9g3V
<DATA 72 A414>{C58E:4}7COgYqpqR7q5thkjOT7N/nON2jb211qxrdBdEEPIs96pUVi0oAjoHj+zeIAAA==
<DATA 17 6F5E>{C58E:5}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 185C>{C58E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B850>{C58E:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

that was strange, Steve… neither of our stations copied one block the first time although I think I had all but 3 non of them were represented oh well digital

DE K7KY
File : K6ETA-ex113.b2s
<MISSING 15 8AAC>{C58E}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye ur up 4 Traffic < K7KY

NCS DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 281F>{CB4D}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 7E99>{CB4D}20190410015208:ke6sls_ex113.txt
<ID 31 7ABF>{CB4D}ke6sls Eureka, California
<SIZE 15 F36C>{CB4D}192 1 256
<DATA 200 1BB8>{CB4D:1}
What antenna do u usually use for ORCA? What’s ur usual pwr setting?

I use a low, short inverted vee dipole with balanced feeder up about
12′ high. Usually run 5 to 30 watts depending.

<CNTL 10 0BD7>{CB4D:EOF}
<CNTL 10 ABDB>{CB4D:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : ke6sls_ex113.txt
<MISSING 15 110C>{CB4D}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Phil KJ6GQW < NCS

Phil may be having station issues we’ll move along to Doug KA7FOO < NCS

NCS DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 5762>{B3A8}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 BCF7>{B3A8}20190410020936:KA7FOO-ex113.txt
<ID 28 1011>{B3A8}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09
<SIZE 14 72EA>{B3A8}240 4 64
<DESC 23 FFF3>{B3A8}Antenna and Power
<DATA 72 AE9D>{B3A8:1}

What antenna do u usually use for ORCA?
I use a 80/60/40 meter
<DATA 72 C133>{B3A8:2} common fed dipole.
Apex at 12 foot, ends at 6 foot.
Will do som
<DATA 72 7180>{B3A8:3}e vertical antenna testing on this net.

What’s my usual power s
<DATA 56 D8A0>{B3A8:4}etting?
Most of the time I am using 50 watts.

<CNTL 10 4833>{B3A8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E83F>{B3A8:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KA7FOO-ex113.txt
<MISSING 15 8369>{B3A8}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K
KG7DMI Greg ur next 4 Traffic < NCS

watts usualy. I t
<DATA 51 6916>{A78C:4}urn it up to 50 watts if its tought night.
<CNTL 10 C7C4>{A78C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 67C8>{A78C:EOT}

DE KG7DMI K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 7185>{A78C}PREAMBLE
DE K7KY K

NCS: W7ZAP and K7KY DE KG7DMI

<PROG 18 3D52>{A78C}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 E629>{A78C}20190410015348:KG7DMI_ex113.txt
<ID 37 DCCC>{A78C}KG7DMI Carson City, Nv (DM09cb)
<SIZE 14 789F>{A78C}235 4 64
<DESC 58 7E9F>{A78C}Traffic round reply to Flamp excercise #113 4/9/2019
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1. What antenna do u usually use for ORCA?

I use a 6 thoug
<DATA 72 D38F>{A78C:2}h 80M ocf dipole stretched over the house diagnally across the
<DATA 72 DF5C>{A78C:3}yard.

2. What’s ur usual pwr setting?
25 watts usualy. I t
<DATA 51 6916>{A78C:4}urn it up to 50 watts if its tought night.
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DE KG7DMI K

Tnx Greg… we’re having odd behavior with our FLAMP apps tonight again they didn’t seem to catch the blocks, but on the next pass it had some of the blocks already

weird

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DE K7KY
File : KG7DMI_ex113.txt
<MISSING 15 82B6>{A78C}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19:17:16p
Late Ck-in? Early Ck-Out? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T02:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE K7DV

K7DV < K7KY TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
Hlo Dave good u arrived.. I’d checked you in wrong already good ur hr..
K7DV < K7KY TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID < NCS

K7DV < K7KY Dave do you mind to begin the Comment round? I had u @ the top already (-: btu < NCS

K7KY DE K7DV no problem u are strong here and I must of fell asleep for a few mminutes srri I had turned on my charger and it oputs out a bit of noise so I

didnt hear you guys thru it hi hi doing well hee and trying to keep ahead of th wolf at the door hi hi if you ever need another standin for net or ncs would

be glad to assist thanks de K7dv

Well, who else could we find that’s already called ORCA?? Tnx Dave we appreciate you… BREAK next 4 Comments is Gene W1EEP < NCS

K7KY DE W1EEP THE BAND WAS REAL BAD AT THE START AND HAS GOT BETTER AS WE GET INTO THE NIGHT TIME. ALL IS GOOD CLUB NIGHT FOR THE OTHER CEDAR CITY HAM’S WE HAVE A

SOUTHWEST HEALTHCARE COALITION COMMINICATION DRILL IN THE AM SO I WILL TALK TO THEM AT THAT TIME. I CAN RECEIVE KG7DMI AMP MESSAGE AT 100% BUT KAFOO IS NOT AS STRONG

THE BAND IS FUNNY SOME NIGHT. THX FOR ALL THE EFFORT YOU AND MINDY PUT FORTH 73’S TO THE NET

Ur welcome Gene & TU for your support… the band is certainly funny that’s polite anyway.. and it’s good right now for most of us… BREAK Next for

comments is Steve K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA Well this Raspberry Pi can do it even though a few of my macros didn’t make the trip from myu things to work on! Thanks to you and Mindy as usual! 73

de K6ETA SK

FB Steve I’m dealing also with a tablet that’s not working exactly as the one it’s replacing… enougth little things to drive me nuts… (-: BREAK Next up 4

Comments is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

ORCA de ke6sls
FB Doug. You KNOW I will be throwing my hat in. Nuf said.

ARS: ke6sls, Jaye, Eureka! California
Kenwood ts570 @ 30w to low, short balanced fed vee

k7ky s9 12db, p4, flmsg 100%,
w7zap s8 12db, flamp 100%
W1EEP s6 -6, 100%, flamp 100%
k6eta s7 6db, 100%, flamp missing blk 0, 2nd pass 100%
KJ6GQW s7 7db, 100% but lost him
KA7FOO s5 -1db, flamp about 65% w/qsb
KG7DMI s9 ?db, was off freq/mode @ first, FLamp 100% 2nd pass

Noisy back ground noise here tonight, missed weak signals completely that Doug heard.
Break in clouds gave the solar panels time to charge over-worked station batteries today!
Sri ur tough book got biffed
FLdigi wish list: Spell checking

73
Jaye, ke6sls

Right On, Jaye tu and it’s very nice to hv a couple seasoned digital NCS aboard for emergeicies… sp?
BREAK let’s see If Phil is with us u up 4 Comments Phil? < NCS

Next for Comments is Doug KA7FOO < NCS

There seems to be a couple holes in the net tonight next for Comments is Greg KG7DMI < NCS

unbetg with Flamp gets me lately.. I think I’ve got it figrued out now.

Don’t know why I didn’t transmit the full file the first time in the traffic round? It wasn’t on your end. I didn’t transmit the entire file. I didn’t do anything

diffrent the second time. It just send the entire file that time. Strange, don’t know. If it was easy it wouldn’t be any fun..

I love the way this net keeps me hopping! Typing like a mad man, creating files, opening them in other software, keeping Flamp properly configured and in the correct

mode, all the while keeping an eye on the RX window for me to be called for someting… I love it. I always learn something. Thank you to Mindy W7ZAP and Doug K7KY for

net and all the work it takes.

Our local club’s net consists of a roll call… yawn….

Anyone work the podxs070 contests? More fun with digital modes. I suggest you check them out if your not fimiliar.
de KG7DMI k

KG7DMI < K7KY Greg that’s a great discription of what it’s like at the other end of this net… you should see what this end is like some day…. very busy and

lots to think about and look ahead for sometimes I get a bit lost… anyway, as you said it’s lots of fun and an interesting and worthwhile challenge… BREAK

Next for Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.7
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20191004023400
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1116 35w 180ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W7AAZ 100% copy KBD (S9 +15) 7dB
K7DV 100% copy KBD (S8) 5dB
W1EEP 100% copy VidID, FLAMP (S9) 6dB
K6ETA 100% copy VidID, KBD, 0%/83% FLAMP (S9) 10dB
KK6KFB Chris Morgan Hill,CA in&out
KE6SLS 100% copy KBD 50% FLAMP (1483WF) (S8) 10dB
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
KJ6GQW 100% copy KBD (S7)
KA7FOO 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S8+) 11dB
W7WSV RELAY: W7AAZ
KG7DMI 100% copy VidID,0%/100% FLAMP (S9) 10dB
N7JDM 100% copy KBD (S7) -10dB
KG7NGV no copy… signal was off 1500WF
K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, FLAMP, image

ORCA welcomes John N7JDM in Sparks,NV. Three stns CONFIRMED the file in THOR50x1 and MFSK64/32 filled missing blocks. Strange abt K6ETA’s FLAMP… looked like I was

copying 100% in the RX window. 2nd TX 83%. Had similar issue w/KG7DMI’s FLAMP… 2nd TX 100%.

NCS back-up is noted and much appreciated Great report Greg KG7DMI… Had a good laugh!

Had a bit of WX over the weekend… 11+” of rain in Brookings. Pretty saturated, but we need the rainfall. No damage from wind or rain.

Great working with you all!
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 9529][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx Mindy great report… it was lightning that ate my tablet… BREAK any further comments? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ6GQW no traffic.FLDIGI went off line receiv

KJ6GQW < K7KY RR Phil… that happens sometimes.. we’ve had a few strange events tonithe with FLAMP any comments for the net b4 we close? < K7KY

Rained last night, but snow squals today, but sun as well. Another cold front this weekr
A2pejiaaeqlAmp glitches, I was experiencing thr eaorganized net. Appreciate ur efforts! Glad I found E Invitt Level
aenificatiehdt ITsFe-uC l r batch of awesome students turned over to 3 different Emergency Coordinators.

When you called for comments your signal was nothing but garbage. Then you called for Greg. Oh well …

Doug
KA7FOO
KA7FOO

Double double lets go agn with phil KJ6GQW first and then KA7FOO tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
try another laptop next time Phil

KA7FOO Doug ur up < NCS

de KA7FOO
Rained last night, but snow squals today, but sun as well. Another cold front this weekend.
As per the FlAmp glitches, I was experiencing the same! Not seen before.
Performed the finals for the EmComm Level I Certification last Sunday. Another batch of awesome students turned over to 3 different Emergency Coordinators.
When you called for comments your signal was nothing but garbage. Then you called for Greg. Oh well …

Doug
KA7FOO
KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY tnx Doug can’t say abt my signal, but I’ll blame the band BREAK
KG7NGV < K7KY Ed ur up 4 Comments.. < NCS

de KG7NGV, thank you for running a very organized net. Appreciate ur efforts! Glad I found you. Invite you all to look up AmRRON and check in. 73’s, Ed KG7NGV

RR Ed tu I”ve ck-ed into a few AMRRON nets, but not for a few months now.. tnx 4 the invite and we’re glad to hv u aboard ORCA BREAK any more comments

including monitoring stations come now < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY de W7LUX What is happening Doug is Flamp is not getting the information about the number of blocks (that part was garbled here). Flamp knows enough to catch up

once it later gets that critical number of blocks information (second transmission). Antenna here is 80 meter dipole and running 50 watts. K7KY de W7LUX AR

W7LUX < K7KY FB Joe very good 2 c u I don’t know what to say abt FLAMP tonite… what happened here was unusual both our stations had the same error… cpy

looked good in fldigi, but nothing was happening in flamp twice I think it’s unusual, but don’t have an idea what’s up… I’m running the net with an unfamiiar

tablet tonite and I’ve little attention for odd things happening… I’m lucky to be keeping up with the net myself… did you see Greg KG7DMI’s comments about being

busy at the home end… I loved the comments… anyway, good to c u and I hope you’ll drop by when u’ve time btu < K7KY

You both missed the number of blocks information due to band conditions same thing happened here. while I was watching.

I believe ur right tu BREAK any further comments b4 we close?? < K7KY

K7KY ORCA Net, de W5CLE ,W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA, 25 watts, Request check in and checkout. BTU

W5CLE < K7KY TU
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
Tnx Charles good to c u 2 BREAK any more? < NCS

K7KY de W7WSV k

Go Steve < NCS

NCS-W7ÓSV Poor copy on most tonight: K6ETA, W1EEP KG7DMI- S5, W7AAZ- S9; others not fbhwel 45 mineteen¯h¤p to S9+.
Did copy msg 100% w/ MFSK32 only from W7ZAP, W1EEP KG7DMI.
Thanks to W7AAZ for relay and Gh al r<l oSnn eruino tno2t W7WSV

RR Tnx Steve band is not helping u & I right now… a bit of hash in there but I copy the bulk of msg tu BREAK any more b4 we go? < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

This is total geek stuff. Just discovered in FLDIGI MISC config the RX capture text file thing. WOW, this is what I was looking for for long time! I can now see

the live text in my terminal window live! I can send it anywhere very cool! if u have Linux, u can use the “tail -f .fldigi/talk/text… command! very cool!

okay I’m done tinkering. 73
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS FB Jaye tnx for the tip… BREAK any more? < NCS

K7KY < K6ETA I wonder if maybe my RPi was too slow on PTT and that may have been why the preamble burped on both your and Mindy’s screen? Coincedence a simnilar thing

happened later? I will look into it on my end.

73 de K6ETA SK

K6ETA < K7KY Steve I think that’s a good possibility, but we had the same or similar results with the next station on FLAMP Greg KG7DMI had to send twice too and

his first time didn’t print any blocks in flamp but later we see it did have some blocks already… I think Joe W7LUX’s idea abt the band taking out some data is

more likely btu < NCS

K7KY < K6ETA I got Greg’s on the first round… i wonder if anyone got MINE on the first round too??? < K6ETA

Let’s see Did anyone copy Steve K6ETA’s FLAmP traffic on the first pass? come now pse. < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
The first part of K6ETA’s preamble came through fine; it was band conditions that took out the Fldigi number of blocks.
No problem with RPi; mine works very well…. de W7LUX

W7LUX < K7KY RR Joe tu OK poor band condx sometimes anyway… after we close, I’ll send the updated
roster. last chance for comments or late ck-in < NCS

2000L – 0300Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight
We hope to practice with you
again next Tuesday evening.
Practice make Perfect!
73 Doug K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCAroster.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.7
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20191004030047
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20190904215737
<blankform>
:mg:558 ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/APR/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins : 17
Stations:
W7AAZ Bill Twin Falls,ID in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KK6KFB Chris Morgan Hill,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
N7JDM John Sparks,NV in&out
KG7NGV Ed Tri-Cities,WA in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 56D7][WRAP:end] … end

de W6ADZ

Didn’t start listening till late in the net so did not check in. Thought I would say HI and will try to get back into checking in on Tuesdays. 73 all, de W6ADZ

Darrell in Reno.

W6ADZ < K7KY Hey, Darrell good 2 c u.. I’ll add u to the roster and it will be good to hve u come back and work with us again… btu < K7KY

de W6ADZ. Well, I’m out of practice so hopefully will catch up soon to be production. CU next Tuesday, de W6ADZ

RR Darrell this is the place to practice cu next time I’ll resend the roster agn with u included (-:

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCAroster.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.7
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20191004030522
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20190904215737
<blankform>
:mg:588 ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/APR/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins : 18
Stations:
W7AAZ Bill Twin Falls,ID in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KK6KFB Chris Morgan Hill,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
N7JDM John Sparks,NV in&out
KG7NGV Ed Tri-Cities,WA in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 4EB3][WRAP:end] … end

de ke6sls
anyone know what the signal right next to our net is? mode wise?
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye I think it’s FT8 I hope they don’t migrate here they’re becoming an infection everywhere I hr < K7KY

rg. they came on last night too after my check in net at 6:45 … I thought perhaps feildhell but … anyway, I don’t have that mode yet, so I can’t play. Still

searching for another distro to keep up2date ham apps.. but it’s a bugger!

73 om. have a good dinner !
de ke6sls k

RR Jaye 73 4 now I need to rest my fingers… cu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2019-04-10T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1492>>
Thanks for everything Doug and Mindy GE de W7LUX AR

W7LUX < K7KY FB Joe tu 73 < K7KY

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