09/FEB/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/FEB/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 19
Stations:
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
__KN6RK Richard Eureka, CA QNX RELAY: K7KY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR (out @ 1946)
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

ARC meetings and difficult band condx converged to limit the Roster to 19 stations. The first 9 ck-ins were all QNX. Only 4 of 19 ck-ins were Active. One of the 4 dropped out early with software issues. By 0400z, we could no longer copy John KS6M in Oakland,CA. Imagine how difficult it would be working a Phone traffic net. We don’t mind an occasional small Roster. 19 stations is much easier than 37, our record ck-in.

After net, we learned that our friend, Jaye KE6SLS, has been in the hospital all week and just returned home this evening. We missed his Humboldt County Digital Emergency Net on Monday evening assuming propagation prevented us from copying. We don’t know what’s-up with Jaye, but a week in the hospital is concerning. Jaye was the first Op to join ORCA Founders on HF. He’s been with us since the Rocks Were Soft. Please keep Jaye in your thoughts and prayers.

Now and then, the Optional Exercise question within the FLAMP Exercise is relevant. Exercise questions simulate traffic-content and help make Exercise tasks more realistic. We’re unable to conjure pithy questions every week. Now and then, we have a question directly relevant to digital traffic-handling, like tonight: ‘How do u determine block size when sending FLAMP traffic?’

FLAMP Block size is determined by matching mode characteristics with band condx. A wide knowledge of modes is essential to quickly matching mode to band condx. Poor propagation requires more robust modes with fewer WPM (Words Per Minute). Good propagation permits faster modes with higher word counts. The FLAMP Exercise employs numerous modes in varying band condx. Familiarity with mode characteristics is fundamental to matching mode to condx. MFSK & THOR both have FEC; they’re designed for tough HF condx. Experience with mode characteristics and difficult propagation enables you to select the optimum mode quickly, reducing time-consuming trial & error. Mode|Condx experience is essential for passing large files efficiently in poor condx.

Familiarity with mode characteristics is important to keep in mind if you’re involved with HF/VHF/UHF digital training. Most digital training nets do not experiment much with modes. Some long established training nets use the same modes every session. We often start the FLAMP Exercise in a mode we doubt will CONFIRM anyone. We’re showcasing how the mode performs in current condx. Although the mode fails to CONFIRM the traffic, we’ve learned something about it potential and added to our personal mode data-base. These experiences eventually enable us to quickly match mode to condx, saving time and often negating the need for relays.

We’ve changed our ‘Call for Early Ck-In’ string to include our Ck-In Protocol. We would have done this years ago had it occurred to us. Our Ck-In protocol is presented in the pre-net Preamble and the website, but we should have included it in the Call 4 Ck-In too. Now, Ck-In will be as consistent as the rest of net operations.

Note to newer Ops: Remember Directed Net protocols; first and foremost, all communications go thru NCS. That means we don’t call another station during net operations w/o NCS permission. Cross talk during nets creates doubles and interrupts net flow. When you TX at whim, you’re likely to double a station you don’t copy, but NCS may be working. If you need to contact another station during nets, there is a simple protocol to follow. Familiarize yourself with Directed Net operations. We’re training to work digital Emergency and Traffic Nets; they’ll all be Directed Nets.

Images from the net:

RX #1: K0KEX Smithville, MO
RX #2: K0KEX Smithville, MO
RX #1: K6ETA Mt. Shasta, CA
RX #2: K6ETA Mt. Shasta, CA
RX #1: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #2: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: KA7ULD Helena, MT
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Remember these nets conducted mostly (4/5) by ORCA Ops:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1484, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/USA)

Wednesday, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1915m/0215z, 3.581+1500, MT63-1kL, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, SATERN Int’l Digi Net, 1200C/1800z, 14.065+1476, Olivia 16/1K, AD5XJ/NCS (USA)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We really appreciate your support and participation. We look forward to working with you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

K7DV Idaho Falls, Idaho Dave QRU

DE W1EEP QNX

ORCA < W7ZAP
So far I have the following stns:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
Any corrections for the 2 stns listed?? Early ck-in will begin in a moment < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
TX on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City, ID I/O

KI7DAD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
Good to cu on the WF Jeff
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV Idaho Falls, Idaho Dave QRU

K7DV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
Dave going to list u QNX since u dont copy NCS… maybe u can re-ck if band picks up
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

W5CLE W5CLE QNX

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
Good to cu u Charles
BK
Next? < W7ZAP

ORCA/W7ZAP KG7VVN

KG7VVN < W7ZAP QSL Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

de WY7SJM WY7SJM QNX

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
Tnx for ck-ing in Steve
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

ORCA/W7ZAP KG7VVN QNX

KG7VVN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
Will correct roster… hv a good meeting!
BK
next? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
TX on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX VidID
Good to CU Steve
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX

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

de KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
Good copy Brian
BK
next?/ < W7ZAP

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

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX

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

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Last stn agn pse… no print < W7ZAP

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

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX

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

k0kex k0kex QNX

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
BK
There’s another stn in there… need a relay pse < W7ZAP

KN6RK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KN6RK Richard Eureka, CA QNX
I dont copy u Richard… Doug barley copied… u can re-ck active if band picks up
BK
Another stn in there?? < W7ZAP

KS6M

KS6M < W7ZAP TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA
Good copy John… ur our 1st active stn!
BK
next?? < NCS

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
Good copy on u Tom
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KN6RK Richard Eureka, CA QNX RELAY: K7KY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR

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

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Good signal Richard
BK
next?? < NCS

NCS de KA7ULD QNX

KA7ULD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
Good copy on u Mark
BK
next for ck-in?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KN6RK Richard Eureka, CA QNX RELAY: K7KY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX

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

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

W7WSV

W7WSV < W7ZAP TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
Good signal Steve
BK
next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

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

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KN6RK Richard Eureka, CA QNX RELAY: K7KY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-02-09 19:29:37p 03:29:37z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

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

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

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

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

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Exercise is brisk, Stay focused.
Monitors should work the Exercise silently and
FILL/CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

CONFIG 4 ORCA:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

VidID stn agn pse < NCS

VidID to too light… pse send text on WF TU < W7ZAP

< K6ETA Steve < K6ETA

K6ETA < W7ZAP TU Steve
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA
Copy that Steve
BK
anyone else b4 we begin? < W7ZAP

W7WSV < W7ZAP Steve pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

W7WSV Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In.
Not copying NCS? Check in here … < W7WSV

NIL…<W7WSV

Tnx Steve
BK

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAPŒl tr Pi Ette..u~:lie;g«

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20211002033730
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20211002023142
<blankform>
:mg:624 ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/FEB/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 18
Stations:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KN6RK Richard Eureka, CA QNX RELAY: K7KY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 66FF][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex206.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP exercise.
If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in the Traffic round
with FLAMP.

We cancelled our last session abruptly when the radio room was flashed by lightning. We shut down
so suddenly we neglected to ask someone to take over. A few years back, both our FT-857Ds main
processors were fried by off-shore lightning. Repair was nearly $500. We should have asked someone
to take over NCS. No matter, Jaye KE6SLS took the task w/o hesitation. Hats off to Jaye!

Participation in the weekly FLAMP Exercise is capped at eight stations. As our Roster grows larger,
it reduces practice time. When we have more than eight stations for the Exercise, we ask one or more
ORCA veterans to skip the Exercise, making room for newer stations. We’ve also increased early-ck-in
to 45min, beginning at 1845p/0245z. Logging ck-ins early leaves more time for practice. You can ID
Ops sitting-out the Exercise by an * after their CALLSIGN, ie: K6ETA*. Ten ORCA Ops are assigned
an Optional *. They can ck-in with * when the Active Roster is large, helping NCS manage the
Exercise. We occasionally assign a perishable * to other long-term ORCA Ops as needed.

When you want to work the FLAMP Exercise, it’s best to Ck-In early.

You can ck-in QNX and still work the FLAMP Exercise. Monitoring stations are encouraged to work
the FLAMP Exercise silently, w/o NCS interaction. We usually send the Exercise file three times in
three different modes. While participating Ops are REPORTING and FILLING, you’re very likely to
CONFIRM, even though you’re not REPORTING to NCS. If you miss any Blocks in the Exercise file,
you can FILL directly after the net closes. We hold a brief session for Monitors to FILL the Primary
file, or CONFIRM the Optional Exercise.

Working the weekly FLAMP Exercise has two major benefits. Each Exercise you work further imprints
traffic-handling tactics and routines. The more we practice, the better we will perform in stressful
circumstances. Your practice is a working model for newer digital Operators. They are observing
and emulating your interaction with the net. While we practice and develop our skills, we enable
incoming Ops to learn and practice correctly too.

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com They make
Net Reports more useful. (another file location & manipulation exercise)

Net Report posted soon: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

Next is Doug K7KY with the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise begins in PSK250-RC2, (600hz, 440wpm,
80%). We’ll fill with MFSK-32, (120wpm, 630hz), & THOR-22, (78wpm,
524hz). < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:44Z 2xPSK250R @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 3B1D>{5412}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 9A2F>{5412}20210209182454:ex206.txt
<ID 16 C1ED>{5412}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 777F>{5412}492 8 64
<DESC 12 B98E>{5412}ex#206
<FILE 30 9A2F>{5412}20210209182454:ex206.txt
<ID 16 C1ED>{5412}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 777F>{5412}492 8 64
<DESC 12 B98E>{5412}ex#206
<DATA 72 2019>{5412:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In
<DATA 72 5AF5>{5412:2} FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex206.213′.
Make ‘
<DATA 72 FF41>{5412:3}Inc:’= ex#206. Make ‘To’= ORCA/NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Su
<DATA 72 90A6>{5412:4}b’= FLAMP Block Size. Copy the following question
to the ‘Origi
<DATA 72 20E6>{5412:5}nator’ Tab:

How do u determine block size when sending FLAMP
<DATA 72 5CEE>{5412:6}traffic?

Enter your reply on the ‘Responder’ tab.

In TRAFF
<DATA 72 1805>{5412:7}IC Round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or
send QRU. Be
<DATA 52 473A>{5412:8}fore sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 3140>{5412:EOF}
<CNTL 10 914C>{5412:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:44Z 2xPSK250R @ 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 … KS6M

No Copy. < KS6M

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

sri flamp just hung up. mark me inactive de wb7eux

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex206.txt
<MISSING 16 A4B0>{5412}2 3 5 6 7
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE K6ETA
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 B34D>{5412}PREAMBLE
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 3B1D>{5412}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 9A2F>{5412}20210209182454:ex206.txt
<ID 16 C1ED>{5412}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 777F>{5412}492 8 64
<DESC 12 B98E>{5412}ex#206
<FILE 30 9A2F>{5412}20210209182454:ex206.txt
<ID 16 C1ED>{5412}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 777F>{5412}492 8 64
<DESC 12 B98E>{5412}ex#206
<DATA 72 2019>{5412:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In
<DATA 72 5AF5>{5412:2} FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex206.213′.
Make ‘
<DATA 72 FF41>{5412:3}Inc:’= ex#206. Make ‘To’= ORCA/NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Su
<DATA 72 90A6>{5412:4}b’= FLAMP Block Size. Copy the following question
to the ‘Origi
<DATA 72 20E6>{5412:5}nator’ Tab:

How do u determine block size when sending FLAMP
<DATA 72 5CEE>{5412:6}traffic?

Enter your reply on the ‘Responder’ tab.

In TRAFF
<DATA 72 1805>{5412:7}IC Round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or
send QRU. Be
<DATA 52 473A>{5412:8}fore sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 3140>{5412:EOF}
<CNTL 10 914C>{5412:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

File : ex206.txt
<MISSING 16 31B1>{5412}2 3 4 5 7
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

E W7WSV
File : ex206.txt
<MISSING 15 1475>{5412}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA

qile : ex206.txt
<MISSING 15 1475>{5412}CONFIRMED
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV
Steve pse relay blks # 2,3,4,5,7 this mode tu < NCS

DE W7WSV

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 5AF5>{5412:2} FLMSG, create an ICSya c1ezoil enamed,’URCALL_ex206.213′.
Make ‘
<DATA 72 FF41>{5412:3}Inc:’= ex#206. Make ‘To’= ORCA/NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Su
<DATA 72 90A6>{5412:4}b’= FLAMP Block Size. Copy the following question
to the ‘Origi
<DATA 72 20E6>{5412:5}nator’ Tab:

How do u determine block size when sending FLAMP
<DATA 72 1805>{5412:7}IC Round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or
send QRU. Be
<CNTL 10 3140>{5412:EOF}
<CNTL 10 914C>{5412:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : ex206.txt
<MISSING 15 1475>{5412}CONFIRMED
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Oops! I’ve made a few mistakes here… I forgot Steve CoNFIRMED I’ll send once more in Thor22 to see if it gets thru to John < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 3B1D>{5412}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<DATA 72 5AF5>{5412:2} FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex206.213′.
Make ‘
<DATA 72 FF41>{5412:3}Inc:’= ex#206. Make ‘To’= ORCA/NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Su
<DATA 72 90A6>{5412:4}b’= FLAMP Block Size. Copy the following question
to the ‘Origi
<DATA 72 20E6>{5412:5}nator’ Tab:

How do u determine block size when sending FLAMP
<DATA 72 1805>{5412:7}IC Round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or
send QRU. Be
<CNTL 10 3140>{5412:EOF}
<CNTL 10 914C>{5412:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:56Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>
KS6M KS6M

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T03:57Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>
Looks like the band dropped John KS6M in Oakland CA Thanks to Steve W7WSV for the relay. Sri for the errors I forgot to work THOR-22 in rotation anyway, btn

< K7KY

Band is in tough shape. Good mode selection for the condx
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:58:34p 03:58:34z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with John KS6M < W7ZAP

Looks like we lost John
BK
We begin the TRAFFIC round with Steve W7WSV < W7ZAP

NCS DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 C5F7>{2583}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 5518>{2583}20210210035551:W7WSV_ex206.213
<ID 28 BF0F>{2583}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 384E>{2583}369 5 80
<DATA 88 5FAC>{2583:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFVXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3/dFmgr2dseqaG1a58RUMuc32WKsWna+
<DATA 88 A98D>{2583:2}cAiIIdF8BxFWKM/hPX/9PxJyoM0xXaSPHik3OLoSyzERtnvDMRrotNMssQpWIhu/pSry9+yBMifeeJYh
<DATA 88 8188>{2583:3}63UeyTo3MppOb/hYkISbQj5+/LFTmCR4H1Ch7ndmygRuwflNk13mUvSdhs5FPT968GGuv94TVaeHN+5j
<DATA 88 F687>{2583:4}49McO+mY6AgmRtSD4RBxaCcP07mnKsZrPtszkcBrTUbVnjXp2QtRsxsy58w1X2iID3F7d2Abe1RwNA3/
<DATA 57 BACC>{2583:5}AAbM2PmHup5EZ9RsosI1ISMTEHnDfHooM71r4A=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 1C3F>{2583:EOF}
<CNTL 10 BC33>{2583:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

Good copy on u Steve S9 6dB
Here’s ur report…

DE W7ZAP
File : W7WSV_ex206.213
<MISSING 15 B269>{2583}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Steve K6ETA < NCS

ORCA/NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 08BD>{FB76}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 5432>{FB76}20210210035653:K6ETA-ex206.213
<ID 25 1B0E>{FB76}K6ETA Mt Shasta, CA
<SIZE 14 B17E>{FB76}373 6 64
<DATA 72 679C>{FB76:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFCXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PwqSG5
<DATA 72 851B>{FB76:2}EujdljR4Uazt2ePhFlS29ca/0DApOagd+LQTW7kDKq7oTlPCI1J+SijyQSgCXTtH
<DATA 72 F8EE>{FB76:3}qbqCjh3WsYlAXNoj7UE9/21u4ZJ1fhPZQol9ZMSuuGJAZS6QK1aTpD1g+ItV3Z4r
<DATA 72 5D82>{FB76:4}Mx/PKbX9vjmbFuZTyGHgMn33J9t8AZHcyeKloSIG2YmXdO6IBdUbanG3Qzl0r/Tr
<DATA 72 01BA>{FB76:5}+EvJxL4eMdDZzDTl+oo2CxGNjSaJq3imwrB4AxBnRZqYGuuWQmn9u41MoGxsS+LF
<DATA 61 2FAF>{FB76:6}J46NDE268xtNYPemcTBYQB152A8Ep9dbGmIy7QmUvCG
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 89D1>{FB76:EOF}
<CNTL 10 29DD>{FB76:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

Also good signal from ETA Steve S9 5dB
standby 4 report

DE W7ZAP
File : K6ETA-ex206.213
<MISSING 15 69AC>{FB76}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:04:37p 04:04:37z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

KS6M KS6M < W7ZAP John how copy? Ur up 4 comments < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Steve W7WSV < W7ZAP

ORCA <W7WSV
NCS S6, 3 dB
Exercise:
PSK250 S7, 28 dB 44%
MFSK32 S6, 3 dB 100%
THOR22 S7, 2 dB
Traffic:
KS6M vy light cpy at ck in
K6ETA S5, -2 dB 100%
Not copying many stns tonight, but vy strong ones up at abt 2300-2500.
Band fell off a little at 03:30.
Stay safe. 73 <W7WSV

NIce report Steve. Good to have you working w/us tonight
BK

BK
Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

< K6ETA Light Roster tonight! Sometimes that’s fun and it also gets the geese fed earlier! The snow has nearly melted here in the trees abd is long gone out in the

fieds. Days are in the high 50s and nights in the 20s

Loving it here!

Seeya on WDN!

< K6ETA

Good to hear all is good in Mt Shasta! Geese already fed :-) Always enjoy a change in roster size … theyre all fun and good exercise.
BK

Over to Doug K7KY 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < K7KY

FLAMP Block size is determined by matching mode characteristics with band condx. A wide knowledge of modes is essential to matching mode to HF condx. Poor propagation

requires more robust modes with fewer WPM (Words Per Minute). Good propagation permits faster modes with higher word counts. The FLAMP Exercise employs numerous modes

in varying band condx. Familiarity with mode characteristics is fundamental to selecting the best mode for condx. MFSK & THOR both have FEC are designed for tough HF

condx. Your knowledge of modes enables you to select the optimum mode quickly, reducing trial & error. This will be important for passing large files in poor condx; a

likely scenario at solar minimum.

Smaller Roster tonite; Rainbow Canyon ARC and maybe Humboldt County ARC have meetings. Band is really tough tonite; two stations dropped by 0400z.

Reminder to new stations: ORCA is a Directed net. No cross-talk during net. All communications go thru NCS. You may not copy every station on freq; sending w/o NCS

permission can double stations you don’t hear. Thanks for helping us manage the net.
< Doug K7KY

Thanks for the mode and block selection info… very handy
BK
Let’s see if Tom WB7EUX is available for comments…

WB7EUX Tom ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

No Tom…
BK

Are there any follow-up questions/comments or Late Ck-Ins B4 we close?
After closing, we’ll run a brief session for Monitoring stations. < NCS

2013L – 0413Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Now we’ll take Monitoring station Comments, CONFIRM Optional Exercise files,
or FILL the Primary Exercise file. In your Comments, please say if you have the
Optional Ex’ file ready to send or need fills for the primary file. After Comments,
we’ll CONFIRM the OPTIONAL files first, then send fill blocks and take REPORTS.
Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN Go Bruno < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA/NCS GE Mindy/Doug N ORCA Ops

Was able to follow part of net during RCARC VHF club meeting.

Sig Rprt:

NCS -3, +5 db KBD 100%
FLAMP: PSK 250R 56 %, MFSK 32 100%

W7WSV -5, +4 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
K6ETA -3, +9 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! :-) 73 < KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN < K7KY Good multi-tasking, Bruno U’ll be a great scribe! Tnx for working with us and RCARC tonite BK next? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Well, this is too easy! no takers… we’ll hang about a bit to see if Bruce KB7VX/P gets back to the camp in time to ck-in < K7KY

de KB7VX/p KB7VX/p

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
What is it they say abt Great minds, Bruce? go ahead < K7KY

K7KY de KB7VX

Yess made it back in time to ccheck in. Temperature on the UNM billboard was 41 degrees. A pleasant walk home from work in the dark. Computer systems at the hospital

still not back up from the cyber attacmTtnlt6afe®Best wishes to all in ORCA and thanks to Doug and noeey for all their help and sq a s ïqrttt# tnopaéannstdÒ7KY de

KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
FB Bruce glad u could get back in time to ck-in 41deg sounds almost tropical in Gallup… great signal too 5over9 & 9db ur the master of field antennas

stay warm, stay healthy 73 4 now Doug K7KY BK anyone else? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P < K7KY GE Bruce
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-02-10T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Last call b4 we close the Monitor’s session < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20211002042317
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20211002023142
<blankform>
:mg:653 ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/FEB/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 19
Stations:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KN6RK Richard Eureka, CA QNX RELAY: K7KY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum E1A3][WRAP:end] … end

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11/MAY/21 Report

11/MAY/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/May/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 32 Stations: __W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX __W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR __KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __W6ADZ [...]

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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
14.065 MHz USB
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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 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
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9400 kHz
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