09/JAN/18 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/JAN/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 16
Stations:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT TFK
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
WB6VAC Doug Republic,WA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out relay
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out relay
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID late new
W7GBB Bob, Renton, WA late
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

80m was equal to it’s dire predictions tonight. I again had difficulty with close-in stations, and some difficulty with distant stations too. I could barely copy Dave K7DV in Idaho Falls,ID. He’s usually solid copy. The band was generally weak and more long than short; it did improve as the net progressed. Lot’s on in&out’s tonight and ARC meetings in UT & CA.

Doug WB6VAC was back tonight and Aaron KI7LOQ checked in after closing from Meridian,ID with a solid signal. Aaron works in the ID OEM radio room. Thanks to Brad WA7HHE for relaying the check-in call with the new macro. My thinking about weak station check-in is to check them in&out when u pick them up on relay. We don’t normally work practice traffic by relay. It takes lots of time. Some stations I’m unable to copy, do copy me. They can monitor and learn digital traffic routines.

Clifford N0LKC/P is a Poster-Op for the wisdom of monitoring. He checked in&out numerous time last year from various western campgrounds. Usually @ 15w. Tonight was his first active ck-in and he hit 100%. He’s the first and only station to work ORCA portable. Good on you, Clifford. Jaye KE6SLS checked in late from an ARC meeting in Eureka,CA. With him was Howard KB6NN and Don WA6NBG. Good to see Don. He joined ORCA just weeks after inception, when ORCA was VHF only. Don was our most distant station @ 100mi; a stretch on VHF. Sometimes we worked @ 5w. Other times, 160w wouldn’t work. Steve KB6HOH was by early, in&out.

Next week we’ll ask a couple stations to pass their traffic off-net-freq. We’ll do this every 3rd week each month. We’re adapting Amateur network conventions and protocols to digital nets. We’ll sort out some simple phrases for sending Ops off-net and the terminology they’ll use to return & report; digital net versions of CW/Phone net phrases. Mindy & I need to practice tracking Ops and traffic for this exercise. In a real Traffic or Emergency net we would be tracking active Ops, traffic flow, and traffic held. I’m glad we don’t have to do much of this now. We’re already busy.

The VideoID macro distributed in the FLAMP exercise will help off-net traffic stations return to net. ‘Recheck’ is the term used to return to net when you are already logged in, but checked out for some purpose. To return, after passing traffic, you would normally say/send ‘recheck’ when NCS is not busy. For our digital purposes, you can send your call @ 1500 or print your VideoID around 1000 & 2000wf. NCS will say, ‘W1AW go’, or ‘W1AW?’. On Phone nets, U say, ‘W1AW, back to net, 1 traffic passed/received’. For digital nets, NCS knows ur here, no need to say ‘back to net’. We’ll be closer to CW conventions. NCS sees VideoID, says,’W1AW?’. U: ‘W1AW, 1 tfk TX’ or ‘W1AW, 1 tfk RX’. NCS: ‘W1AW < NCS, 1 tfk rx, tu < NCS’. VideoID or ‘recheck’ will also get NCS attention if you want to change ur ‘in&out’ status to active.

<<2018-01-10T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Forecast for 80m tonight: POOR / Geomag: UNSETTLED
Solar flux: 71 / A-index: 9 / K-index: 2

RX: W1EEP  UT
RX: K6ETA  CA

If you have time to review our work on the website, look for typos and errors. We don’t always see our typos. Give the Quick Start Guide a critical read. ORCA has grown a bit more complex since the Guide was first written and it’s not seeming so Quick now. I’ve added a couple explanation tabs. Your observations may help improve it.  We enjoyed working with you tonight.  Hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.   73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ——————-

CQ ORCA CQ ORCA DE KB6HOH KB6HOH PSE K

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Hello Steve how copy? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1477>>
de KB6HOH OK NOT sure who that was. I was off freq. btu k

KB6HOH KB6HOH < W7ZAP Hello Steve. Have to go for a momment … 2m net. Are you in&out tonight? BTU

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
W7ZAP de KB6HOH OK Mindy FB. Yes please on the In/Out.
Hope you Doug had a nice Holiday. Happy New year,
So BTU Mindy W7ZAP de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH < W7ZAP TU Steve. Great to cu on the WF. Wishing you a happy 2018 as well. Will be qsy to 2m 73 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
rgr rgr rgr and 73 de Steve KB6HOH sk

K7KY *** TUNE *** < K7KY
K7KY *** TUNE *** < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < WA7HHE GE Doug left our club meeting early so can check into the net, have a practice msg ready

WA7HHE < K7KY
WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad nice of you to leave early to work with ORCA ur on the log with tfk tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY de KD7CL
Craig Rê

KD7CL < K7KY GE Craig only partial cpy tonight but Mindy has u 100% ur in&out tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT TFK
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY
WA7HHE < K7KY Brad did u install the RELAY 4 NCS macro last week? < K7KY

K7KY < WA7HHE RR

OK to ask u to ck for ck-ins with the macro after Peamble?? < K7KY

K7KY DE WA7HHE BE GLAD TO GIVE IT A TRY

< K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY
Maybe a lite net with ARC meetings in UT & CA

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT TFK
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N0LKC N0LKC KN

N0LKC < K7KY GE Clifford u active tonite? < K7KY

GE I SHOULD PROBABLY BE IN AND OUT, I AM RUNNING A BIT LATE BUT GLAD I MADE IT, JUST GETTING SET UP, TNX DE N0LKC KN

N0LKC < K7KY RR I log u in&out u can recheck if u change ur mind tu BREAK any more early? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
K7KY DE N0LKC KN

N0LKC < K7KY Clifford ur S-8 & 3db hr good campground signal BREAK

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT TFK
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

01/09/2018 19:29 PST
WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

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

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

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

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

Weekly FLAMP exercise conducted by Mindy W7ZAP
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

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

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

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

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or print VideoID on WF
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’
< K7KY

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene ur on the Log tu any more? < K7KY

wb6vac in&out

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
WB6VAC < W7ZAP RR in&out tu & 73 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6ETA N7SND < W7ZAP RR ur both on the log TU < W7ZAP

de N7SND N7SND checking in and out.

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
N7SND < W7ZAP RR Larry ur IN&OUT TU 73 BREAK K6ETA ur on the log too < W7ZAP

Stand by a moment… < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP DOUG THE NET IS OFF TONIGHT FOR ME PUT ME IN AND OUT PLEASE

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene in&out tu < K7KY

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad pse relay the ck-in message tu < K7KY

WA7HHE RELAYING for ORCA DIGITAL NET
Taking check-ins for K7KY NCS < WA7HHE

WA7HHE for Net Control, any stations not hearing Net Control please report in now:

K7KY < WA7HHE copy the following additonal stations:

Looks like Brad may be having a tech issue… BREAK K6ETA < K7KY sri Steve I hv you but got a bit behind u active or In&out? < K7KY

KY < K6ETA
TU I’m active active
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Oh good we don’t hv many active tonite ur a bit hampered by the band tonight unusual.. BREAK

WA7HHE < K7KY hw cpy? < K7KY

K7KY DE WA7HHE MACRO NOT WORKING QUITE RIGHT COPIED K6ETA IN THE WF AND YOU ACKED HIM, GOOD PRINT DOUG

WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad tu we’re just beginning with some of these protocols and it may take a few nets to sort them out BREAK are there any more ck-ins? < K7KY

N0LKC ACTIVE – WILL TRY, PSE SKIP ME IF I GOOF UP TNX DE N0LKC KN

N0LKC < K7KY RR Clifford ur active and if u goof up you’ll be in good company ok on to net time…

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20181001034505
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:391 ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/Jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 10
Stations:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT TFK
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
WB6VAC Doug Republic,WA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum E4FE][WRAP:end] … end

^r
ANNOUNCEMENTS 09 January 2018

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘VideoIDmacro.b2s’,
an FLDIGI Macro. Paste the code into a macro button to quickly
print your callsign anywhere on the WF, set mode to MFSK-32, and
return cursor to 1500. I can see ur ID easily around 1000/2000wf.

Next week we will pass a message or two off-net-freq. Have a short
message ready. We will do a couple off-freq messages on the 3rd
week each month. VideoID is handy for getting NCS attention when
returning to net.

We worked Clifford N0LKC’s idea for a 160m digital QSO. 5Jan,0400z.
Starting in Olivia 8/500, Clifford @ 15w, me 35. When Olivia began
to skip, we went to MFSK-16 and reduced r pwr to 5w, still printing
95%. QSY> 80m MFSK-16, we soon needed MFSK-8 which printed 90%. An
interesting and surprising experiment. Clifford’s portable 5w 160m
signal was impressive.

Digital shorthand for RELAY:
“RELAY <callsign> <callsign> in&out DE <URcall>”. Ck-ins NCS can’t
copy are ‘in&out’.

When you have time, please review the website. We’ve been updating
for 2018, our 5th Anniversary. Mindy added interactive maps for the
mainpage and Net Reports. Nearby stations are grouped by city. There
are handy timezone converters near the schedules. Most sections have
been updated. Please watch for errors/typos.

Traffic Round: Send your traffic in a mode you think band condx will
support. Current condx are good for learning mode characteristics.
Images welcome; consider image TX time. Enable TxID when changing mode.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
< K7KY
Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Mode will be MFSK64 with fills in 32/16 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 3904>{5119}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 6C5A>{5119}20180109232320:VideoIDmacro.b2s
<ID 25 389C>{5119}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 15 48C8>{5119}729 12 64
<FILE 37 6C5A>{5119}20180109232320:VideoIDmacro.b2s
<ID 25 389C>{5119}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 15 48C8>{5119}729 12 64
<DATA 72 0C82>{5119:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAALsXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTDz32cbGMQ1zowliU
<DATA 72 9EBE>{5119:2}MtjvLZeo4b+PSmtE47yKPA9/Nrcfgtt4Ijp9fXcZKIvZbNbd7nZiA3xOT5IEdsds
<DATA 72 DFEF>{5119:3}pOn7+oCGrfLHliDlPKi1pJ2pyrvTx7hSgR03+GhwNifxaDV6ZY3If2mtnUK+ZwTQ
<DATA 72 2C35>{5119:4}UoYoLHjOyppRKsO4dNlvYOe7DhbMkxu8RouLpch8WwaOJadqNxNiNgxFy8EbfScl
<DATA 72 6993>{5119:5}OcWqTGZBWH+wVv2iS3calFyuUSsIXt3hoqoKyqOoVBo5pshLFT2A6INQk8bpRkOZ
<DATA 72 DF8E>{5119:6}1g9ys+09gAVrpPuQdZ3dYfUUlEM1h8E3tYZCYKl0jes8K9TAO0ArS1+vlCnfF+oP
<DATA 72 7B42>{5119:7}UGl9xg5v4CNg2M5g/WFSPQiI/xnp8SuFld78AC4i9C+5aCT59lgXiReax7yUgfod
<DATA 72 66C0>{5119:8}D5pwXAecyz9JrFfNRley0YQ1Ssr7hx1BQmbP8EDZRX1Fw+GKm2fw/DEWPBlYc68i
<DATA 72 019B>{5119:9}IBv4OCuxj8ssq1o1eogdUs8OaE/IpdKlgZMlReYHswVhjvkNl3SZUQlitDQz8Kjw
<DATA 73 6F4B>{5119:10}jKgyXJt+1me0MLxAghZxd+AAHhdB6Ia0YdgZV0ppljvGucJEOx0zZ3j1dqzj7oT5
<DATA 73 8F56>{5119:11}0timEmdsFz0LbkI1+FRhoxXjQOz5eDmuSF4ak/XBCLA5SyQgI3PjrR51iU0t5dWl
<DATA 34 2526>{5119:12}a0aRINh4hIkmQA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 7581>{5119:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D58D>{5119:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:51Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
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 …
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : VideoIDmacro.b2s
<MISSING 9 B53B>{5119}10
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
N0LKC

DE N0LKC
File : VideoIDmacro.b2s
<MISSING 13 4606>{5119}3 7 10
DE N0LKC K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6ETA

K7KY < K6ETA
zero copy and no print from Mindy
< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : VideoIDmacro.b2s
<MISSING 15 355C>{5119}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Doug pls fetch & relay … TX whole file pls TU < W7ZAP

<STX>
DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 3904>{5119}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 6C5A>{5119}20180109232320:VideoIDmacro.b2s
<ID 25 389C>{5119}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 15 48C8>{5119}729 12 64
<DATA 72 0C82>{5119:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAALsXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTDz32cbGMQ1zowliU
<DATA 72 9EBE>{5119:2}MtjvLZeo4b+PSmtE47yKPA9/Nrcfgtt4Ijp9fXcZKIvZbNbd7nZiA3xOT5IEdsds
<DATA 72 DFEF>{5119:3}pOn7+oCGrfLHliDlPKi1pJ2pyrvTx7hSgR03+GhwNifxaDV6ZY3If2mtnUK+ZwTQ
<DATA 72 2C35>{5119:4}UoYoLHjOyppRKsO4dNlvYOe7DhbMkxu8RouLpch8WwaOJadqNxNiNgxFy8EbfScl
<DATA 72 6993>{5119:5}OcWqTGZBWH+wVv2iS3calFyuUSsIXt3hoqoKyqOoVBo5pshLFT2A6INQk8bpRkOZ
<DATA 72 DF8E>{5119:6}1g9ys+09gAVrpPuQdZ3dYfUUlEM1h8E3tYZCYKl0jes8K9TAO0ArS1+vlCnfF+oP
<DATA 72 7B42>{5119:7}UGl9xg5v4CNg2M5g/WFSPQiI/xnp8SuFld78AC4i9C+5aCT59lgXiReax7yUgfod
<DATA 72 66C0>{5119:8}D5pwXAecyz9JrFfNRley0YQ1Ssr7hx1BQmbP8EDZRX1Fw+GKm2fw/DEWPBlYc68i
<DATA 72 019B>{5119:9}IBv4OCuxj8ssq1o1eogdUs8OaE/IpdKlgZMlReYHswVhjvkNl3SZUQlitDQz8Kjw
<DATA 73 6F4B>{5119:10}jKgyXJt+1me0MLxAghZxd+AAHhdB6Ia0YdgZV0ppljvGucJEOx0zZ3j1dqzj7oT5
<DATA 73 8F56>{5119:11}0timEmdsFz0LbkI1+FRhoxXjQOz5eDmuSF4ak/XBCLA5SyQgI3PjrR51iU0t5dWl
<DATA 34 2526>{5119:12}a0aRINh4hIkmQA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 7581>{5119:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D58D>{5119:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : VideoIDmacro.b2s
<MISSING 15 355C>{5119}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
N0LKC

DE N0LKC
File : VideoIDmacro.b2s
<MISSING 15 355C>{5119}CONFIRMED
DE N0LKC K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 8 E691>{5119}4
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Pls TX block 0,4 < W7ZAP

<STX>
DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 3904>{5119}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 6C5A>{5119}20180109232320:VideoIDmacro.b2s
<ID 25 389C>{5119}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 15 48C8>{5119}729 12 64
<DATA 72 2C35>{5119:4}UoYoLHjOyppRKsO4dNlvYOe7DhbMkxu8RouLpch8WwaOJadqNxNiNgxFy8EbfScl
<CNTL 10 7581>{5119:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D58D>{5119:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : VideoIDmacro.b2s
<MISSING 15 355C>{5119}COFhRMED
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Yay! That was tough work tonite. TU to all for patience. BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY FB Mindy nice work poor band agn I usually hv good path to SteveK6ETA but not tonite BREAK

2001L – 0401Z
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY
de K7dv

K7DV < K7KY Agn Dave I doubled u < NCS

K7DV no problem I;ll lis:message Band somnetone can fill aÄ ¸ky Oouie

K7DV < K7KY OK Dave I’m not cpying u well, but Mindy is getting more… ur on the log and if you hv traffic, u will follow N7SND Larry BREAK we begin the traffic round with Brad WA7HHE < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn SWHD_Ex_Jan_17,_2018.213]<flmsg>4.0.3
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20181001040426
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20180901205448
<ics213>
:inc:20 ESF-8 Ecomm Exercise
:to:16 ORCA net members
:p1:6 RADO’s
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:p2:5 Radio
:d1:8 01/09/18
:t1:6 13:52L
:sb:30 SWUHD ECOMM Quarterly Exercise
:s1:6 WA7HHE
:p3:4 RADO
:mg:302

Southern Utah Amateur Radio Operators will provide Commuications for the South West ESF Public Health coalition connectin
g 6 community hospitals and various care centers together.

NBEMS messaging will provide CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear, Explosive related info to ESF-8 Partners.
[WRAP:chksum 97C6][WRAP:end] … end

WA7HHE < K7KY FB Brad printed perfect.. BREAK K7DV < K7KY Dave my error u follow Steve K6ETA in both rounds
BREAK N7QDZ N0LKC/P Clifford ur up for traffic if u hv any < K7KY

NCS DE N0LKC

<PROG 18 3B49>{EF16}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 39 57BA>{EF16}20180110040136:traffic_010917.txt
<ID 31 3C5B>{EF16}N0LKC Clifford E Carnicom
<SIZE 14 B505>{EF16}166 3 64
<DATA 72 FC94>{EF16:1}I have saved the macro file (in binary format). Not sure how to
<DATA 72 28BB>{EF16:2} access it yet, but I will work on that through this week. Rece
<DATA 46 90E8>{EF16:3}ived 100% with relay, thank you, N0LKC
<CNTL 10 8AA2>{EF16:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2AAE>{EF16:EOT}

DE N0LKC K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : traffic_010917.txt
<MISSING 15 E6A9>{EF16}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

N0LKC/P < K7KY FB Clifford… u may be the poster-op for monitoring enough nets to jump in and fly tu BREAK next for traffic is Steve K6ETA < NCS

K7KY < K6ETA
Thanks for the macro coding. I’m now commuting on weeknights so ORCA is one of the later nets and I am usually home by 7pm. Thanks for being here! Also, my Winlink HF station is now moved over to ARDOP (which is planned to replace WINMOR). If you feel brave, join the ARDOP folks and test it! Just look on the Winlink.org map and click the ARDOP button to see frequencies. It’s going to be an option in Winlink Express but right now you need to use a program called ARDOP_PTC to fool RMS Express into thinking its a PACTOR mode.
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve that’s interesting I’ll ck it out & ur typing is impressive too.. BREAK next is DaveK7DV < K7KY

<begin post from W7ZAP log>
Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
need a fill on the traffic today after net is d0o §aody Fyrtse oI got in l;aten ftehere is the î1Drowu¿e³t7awqùnvehi hjt

DE K7DV
File : VideoIDmacro.b2s
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DE K7DV K
</end post from W7ZAP log>

K7DV < K7KY OK Dave Mindy is copying u somewhat & we’ll fill you after the net tu BREAK No more stations for traffic tonite BREAK

2013L – 0413Z
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
k7kty de ke6slarfulsls ke6sls

KE6SLS KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye ur just at the end of Traffic hv any? < NCS

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ORCA/k7kPw

KE6SLS KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye sri but neither of us are copying enough to know what s up sri mabye after net.. BREAK
we ove on to the Comment round now beginning with Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

K7KY < WA7HHE ge to the net, trying to talk on our local rptr and keep up with the net, dont give up on me trying the macro hope to get that working better. With that will say 73’s de Wa7hhe

WA7HHE < K7KY RR no worries me giving up on u, my friend 73 & tnx for coming tonite.. BREAK next for comments is Clifford N0LKC/P < NCS

Xeep me busy here in hopes of not goofing up, but I sure enjoy the practicality of this net. Had a great 160 meter trial with Doug K7KY last week, it was a blast. Hope that we can try again soon. Macro from last week installed. Usual 15 watts here and no sun today, so it’s all about rationing the power today. Thanks for all, it was a good night to give it a round tonight, I will keep an eye for such opportunities. GE to all from SW AZ, hamfest getting closer. 73 de N0LKC

N0LKC/P < K7KY FB Clifford nice work & hats off to u for being the only Op so far to work ORCA from a campground our first /P BREAK next is Steve K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
OK FB and thanks again for the net… nuhin further!
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Tu Steve… ur signal is coming up now that the nets almost over (-: thanks for working with us it’s the Ops that really make this net… BREAK next is Dave K7DV < K7KY

<begin post from W7ZAP log>
Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
u guys are doing a great service to all of us I am as of latq mt ¬t ¨en leaving my rudio on this frequency to maybe get some raffic whielYkrtnjust sihr¨here just a FYI so you can maybe run traffic during the week Clifford is coming in very well here with his 12 watts btu doug de K7dv
</end post from W7ZAP log>

K7DV < K7KY Dave I’m only getting a small bit of copy I cpy ur leaving the rig on I’ll send the entire file after net tnx for coming and the band was actually a bit worse than predicted BREAK next is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

Orca de ke6ç ôªlo
rgrgrg, running from the c{o#eg c sie, hope u copya#iyoV_¨r §euaxtie,¬w6
xOeim are also here, along with wa6nbg.
fokk 6opy us. de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

CQ CQ CQ de KI7LOQ KI7LOQ KI7LOQ
CQ CQ CQ de KI7LOQ KI7LOQ KI7LOQ pse k

KI7LOQ < K7KY GE ur in the ORCA DIGITAL NET < K7KY

KI7LOQ < K7KY We’ll be finished with the freq in abt 20min tu < K7KY
KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye agn pse u were doubled… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>
ORCA de ke6sls FB and TU Doug.

I cop8ied the oliviaazNl&lym & SHERE. pLS CHECK in kb6nn eio#gq%e´<im t ieIÉzeàetd dd|˜ m, alln# ntXere at
the club meeting! hoper u copied me this time aroueS_ o º7
ORnr e tn =soqÝ Zetd e ke6sls k\

KE6SLS < K7KY Better this time Jaye I ck-in Don WA6NBG & Howard KB6NN tnx for the relay
BREAK next for comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.3
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20181001051046
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1359 Forcast for 80m tonight: POOR / Geomag: UNSETTLED
Solar flux: 71 / A-index: 9 / K-index: 2

35w 264ft doublet @ 135ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KB6HOH 100% copy KBD (S9) 6dB
WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9 +20) 15dB
KD7CL 95% copy KBD (S8) -6dB
N0LKC/P 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S8) -3dB to 3dB
W1EEP 100% copy KBD (S9) 2dB
WB6VAC 100% copy KBD (S9+) 7dB
K6ETA 100% copy KBD (S9+) -3dB to 7dB (stronger sig @ end)
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
K7DV 50-75% copy KBD (S9) -3dB
KE6SLS 30-40% copy KBD
KB6NN (via KE6SLS relay)
WA6NBG (via KE6SLS relay)
K7KY KBD, FLMSG, image, relay

[edited: AFTER NET CK-IN:] KI7LOQ 100% copy KBD (S9 +12) 11dB (30w OCF DPL)
W7GBB 100 copy KBD (S9) 5dB solid copy

Prior to each ORCA net, I go to a couple of different HF propagation sites to get an idea of what to expect from the band. I will be posting the expected forecast and solar-terrestrial indices to my ORCA RX report so I can try learn what the actual correlation is to these numbers, the ORCA net & my station.

Welcome back to Doug WB6VAC and GE to Don WA6NBG! Tough condx tonite, but able to copy most with condx getting a little better towards the end. Kudos to Clifford N0LKC/P operating portable from a campground and particiating fully in net with tough band condx… Bravo!! Our county/state use WINMOR, so I guess we’ll get to learn ARDOP too.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 51DE][WRAP:end] … end

W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx Mindy nice report are there any more comments or questions? < NCS

Very nice to see Don WA6NBG on the WF he was with us when HF was only an idea for ORCA GE DON! last call for late ck-in < K7KY

I’ll resend the FLAMP exercise file with the VideoID macro following the net..

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 01/09/2018 20:35 PST

Thanks for committing your time and attention
to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again next week.
73 Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7Ky DE KI7LOQ Apologies for interrupting. This is my first digital net on HF. New general class and new radio. Figuring things out. In Boise Idaho.
de KI7LOQ

KI7LOQ < K7KY GE no problem we’re a training and practice net so lot’s of things can go wrong any net good to see u on the air and you’re welcome to ck-in and work with us pse say ur name agn if you did tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
I7LOQ, Aaron in Meridian, Idaho, just outside of Boise.
de KI7LOQ

KI7LOQ < K7KY FB Arron we hv quite a few Ops cking in from ID & UT the band has been very poor lately and I usually have good path to both states, but not the last few nets.. Here’s our website u can ck it out and join the net to practice digital traffic handling the skills are also useful for ordinary QSO’s too http://orcadigitalnet.com btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1488>>
I was checking out the website as the net was going on. Looks like a good group. I work at the Idaho Office of Emergency management in the radio room and I’m trying to get smart on digit$
de KI7LOQ

KI7LOQ < K7KY Well, Arron looks to me ur off to a flying start… come back when ur ready and practice a little digital traffic with us nice to meet u and I look forward to working with u in the future.. btu < K7KY

Thanks. I think I will come back and participate
de KI7LOQ

KI7LOQ < K7KY FB Arron… btw u hv one of the stronger signals out of ID tonite 73 4 now Doug K7KY sk

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Thanks for the report. My antenna is new and is pushing SWR 3:1. I’ll get it all straight soon. 73
de KI7LOQ

KI7LOQ < K7KY Arron pse say ur radio, pwr, & ant b4 u go tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1488>>

New ICOM 7300, Radiowave DX (OFC), about 30 watts
de KI7LOQ

KI7LOQ < K7KY FB Arron ur doing very well cul 73 < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
cul 73 too
de KI7LOQ

KI7LOQ < K7KY sri I forgot to ask ur email for the net report I send a note when we publish the net report.. if you don’t want to
put ur email on the air u can always go to the website Report page we publish usually on wed or thurs depending on hw
busy we are cu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
8005559000@gmail.com
de KI7LOQ

KI7LOQ < K7KY RR tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
Good night, 73
de KI7LOQ

73 < K7KY

K7KY DE N0LKC HI DOUG, GETTING LATE THERE I AM SURE. ARE THERE INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPENING OR IMPORTING BINARY MACRO ON THE WEBSITE? DE N0LKC KN

N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford… the macro is in english script actually… u can just copy it directly from the message and paste it into the macro editor. are u familiar with the FLDIGI macro editor? < K7KY

YES, SORT OF AT LEAST. INTERESTING THOUGH BECAUSE FILE RECEIVED SAID IT WAS IN BINARY FORMAT AND DID NOT DISPLAY TEXT LIKE THE PREVIOUS ONE. THAT IS FINE, I WILL SEE IF I CAN OPEN WITH NOTEPAD OR SUCH SO I WILL TAKE A LOOK AT IT. DONT WANT TO HOLD YOU , YOU WORK TOO HARD, GREAT NET AS USUAL. I WILL LOOK INTO IT MORE, CU SOON AGAN, DE N0LKC

N0LKC/P < K7KY FB Clifford… Now I understand… FLAMP has tx it in binary, but it’s a FLMSG file and u can open the saved file with FLMSG . THen u will see it in plain text. I think you will hv no problem with the macro.. hv fun with it.. cu next time and very nice work on ur part 73 4 now Doug K7KY sk

I GET PLENTA O nF CHANCES lr’z­o.zN yytiIN THE FUTURE AND WE ao N COUNT ON IT,Ä BUT IT SURE IS GREAT WHEN EVERYY=THvr•eoîIN PUTER”¨AND RADI¤ h WORK WITHOUT A HITCH. HAVE A GUD EVy7TNX FOR INFO ON MACRO, CU ftyiN 73 DE N0LKC IN AZ SK

K7KY DE w7gbb
cOPIED ALL FLAMP FILES 100% SO THE RELAY DEAL IS WORKING CONDITIIONS WERE GOOD.
i WAS OUT UNTIL 20 M,INUTES A GO
73 DOUG DE y cyGBB SK

W7GBB < K7KY RR Bob & tnx for the feedback… the band was even more weird tonite I could not copy the distant stations as easily as usual let’s hope this isn’t the band condx for 2018 nice to c ur copying us in WA anyway btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-10T05:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
wELL SOMETHING REALLY WORKED IF CONDITIONS WERE POOR OR INDIFFERENT.

73 DE w7gbb sk

W7GBB < K7KY FB Bob cu next time 73 Doug K7KY sk

bye

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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
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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.
 

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