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

Check-ins : 20
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AA6GD Greg McKinleyville,CA in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
KI7L Stephen Hatch,UT in&out relay:K6ETA
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Tonight we experienced fluctuating band conditions with better results than usual. We knew the band was in flux at check-in when I asked Greg KG7DMI in Carson City, NV, to relay the call for check-in and he copied no replies to his call. However, Steve W7WSV in Mesa, AZ, did reply to Greg. I copied Steve and checked him ‘in&out’.  That’s unusual; Steve copied Greg’s relay, although Greg didn’t hear his reply. Steve didn’t hear me, but I could hear him. Wonky band for sure.

Jaye KE6SLS’s reception report noted that my signal was 3db below Doug K7KY’s signal when he ran the weekly FLAMP exercise. We both use the same doublet at 35w, so the difference was due to band fluctuations. Gene W1EEP, in UT, decoded me so poorly at check-in he changed to ‘in&out’ status. His colleague, Dave K7DV, a little more distant in ID, had a very strong signal tonight. This was the first time a over a month that we’ve had solid copy on Dave K7DV.  When the band is long and good in both directions, we have excellent path to both stations.

For the FLAMP exercise, Doug chose THOR50x1 (176wpm) and MFSK-64 (240wpm) with positive results in varying conditions. THOR50x1 CONFIRMED the message for 3 stations and MFSK-64 CONFIRMED another 3 stations. During the Traffic round, Steve K6ETA switched to MFSK-64 with good results. He was working NCS from 400 miles; he would probably stay with MFSK-32 to work Gene or Dave in ID tonight. Remember: You can send practice traffic in any mode you feel condx will support. No need to check w/NCS. Use your best judgement based on your experience with the modes; it’s not the time to experiment with unfamiliar modes. Don’t forget to enable TxID so the net automatically follows your change.

Signal evaluation images:

RX #1: KE6SLS CA RX #2: KE6SLS CA
RX #1: KB6NN CA RX #2: KB6NN CA
RX #2: W1EEP UT

Following the net, an Elmer session developed with Doug assisting Tom WB7TDZ with sending images in MFSK.  Next, Jaye worked with Bruce KB7VX, taking him through the FLAMP routines  by relaying the exercise file in MFSK-64. Then changing back to MFSK-32 and working through the REPORT process. Thanks guys, for sharing your knowledge and stoking the fires of Ops eager to become more proficient with the FLDIGI suite.

Remember, we’d like to run another off-net-frequency traffic exercise next week. If you’d like to give it a go, we’ll set you up to succeed. It’s actually pretty simple Amateur radio QSY operations.  If you’ve done this exercise already, we’d be happy to have you work it again next week.  It’s a useful learning experience for the observers too.  You’re contributing to the learning content of the net. Contact us soon if you’re interested;  ncs@orcadigitalnet.com.

ORCA welcomes another new Op, Steve KI7L in Hatch, UT. Steve and Gene were the only UT Ops tonight as the Cedar City Ops were attending an ARC meeting. As always, we appreciate your participation, it’s what makes the net engaging and useful. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

KD7CL Testing

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY de KD7CL
Craig Riverton, Or
IN & OUT

KD7CL < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
GE Craig < W7ZAP

KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR In & out

KA6BIM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out < NCS

W1EEP < W7ZAP how copy Gene?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY de KD7CL
Craig Riverton, Or
IN & OUT

KD7CL < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
Got you listed Craig < W7ZAP

KB6NN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
Very lite copy Howard
BREAK < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
5 WATTS < KB6NN

KJ6GQW KJ6Vih IN & OUT

KJ6GQW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
And my antenna connections are overdue for an overhaul. Good to see Phil in here. Sorry, dinner calls… in/out < KB6NN

KB6NN < W7ZAP RR Howard, tnx 4 stopping by. Enjoy dinner! < W7ZAP

I have the following stations checked-in:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
Any corrections for these stations only? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA-DN de ke6sls
Checking IN tonight.
Going to qsy for Mendo phone net. back shortly!
TU
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP QSL Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
RR Jaye TU
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA NCS de AA6GD AA6GD, Greg, McKinleyville CA
in&out

AA6GD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AA6GD Greg McKinleyville,CA in&out
BREAK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AA6GD Greg McKinleyville,CA in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KG7DMI < W7ZAP QSL Greg
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV VidID
BREAK
Next?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
GE ORCA Net NCS & Members
Doug from Reno
KA7FOO

KA7FOO < W7ZAP QSL Doug
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
BREAK

K6ETA < W7ZAP TU Steve
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
BREAK
Anyone else?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AA6GD Greg McKinleyville,CA in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP YOU ARE ONLY PRINTING HERE SO YOU MAY WANT TO PUT ME IN&OUT FOR NOW I WILL TRY TO SEE IF I CAN GET IN AS THE SUN GOES DOWN THANK YOU

W1EEP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
Good idea Gene… hope you can re-check < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

last stn agn pse… no print < NCS

de W6ADZ Darrell in Reno, NV

W6ADZ < W7ZAP QSL Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
Good copy & strong signal
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Hatch UT

Stn from Hatch UT pse come agn… partial print < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>
Hatch UT

All I see is Hatch UT
BREAK
CAn someone pse relay the UT stn?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
< K6ETA RELAY Ki7L Steve Hatch UT
< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
de KI7LOQ

KI7L < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7L Stephen Hurricane,UT in&out relay:K6ETA
Welcome to ORCA steve
BREAK

KI7LOQ < W7ZAP TU Aaron
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID
BREAK
Anyone else?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

TNX RELAY IN/OUT KI7L

KI7L < W7ZAP Copied you that time Stephen TU
BREAK < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AA6GD Greg McKinleyville,CA in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
KI7L Stephen Hurricane,UT in&out relay:K6ETA
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

09:Jul:19 19:35:00p
WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/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

KG7DMI Greg pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

Gladly,
KG7DMI Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’
here… KG7DMI

One more chance…
KG7DMI Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’
here… KG7DMI

NCS de W7WSV W7WSV
In/Out K

Nothing seen
de KG7DMI k

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
I saw one in there! Thanks 4 the relay call Greg
BREAK
Any more ck-ins?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE K7DV

K7DV < W7ZAP QSL Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
Good to CU Dave
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP/NCS W7ZAP/NCS de WB7TZD WB7TZD WB7TZD k

WB7TZD < W7ZAP QSL Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < NCS

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.7
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20191007024320
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20192905005627
<blankform>
:mg:604 ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/JUL/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins : 18
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AA6GD Greg McKinleyville,CA in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
KI7L Stephen Hurricane,UT in&out relay:K6ETA
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum E065][WRAP:end] … end

^r

ANNOUNCEMENTS 09/July/2019

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex127.txt’, an FLDIGI/
FLAMP/FLMSG exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within,
send that file to NCS in the Traffic round using FLAMP.

Next week, we’d like to run another off-net-frequency traffic exercise.
A number of you have done this already. If you’d like to give it a go,
we’ll set you up to succeed. It’s actually pretty simple Amateur radio
QSY operations. New Ops or veterans, no matter. Let’s do it next week.

OT: We’re preparing for a SOTA excursion later this month. We’d like
to activate a nearby repeater site. We’re preparing a KX3 and field
doublet. We plan to work Data(MFSK-32), CW, and maybe Phone if we have
time and reasonable band condx. We’ll let you know when we’re ready;
you can spot us at the SOTAwatch website.

Our ORCA logs have 557 entries. A couple dozen are from the SATERN,
ERC, and Humboldt digital nets, but the rest are ORCA Ops. Thankfully,
they are not all still here every week. Some work ORCA occasionally
to keep their oar in the water. Some do participate every week. They
appreciate the value of practice. The usual depth of participation is
good for the net. A small net would not challenge NCS and large nets
entail too much waiting for participants.

Thanks for working ORCA using the Preamble presets. It saves time
and bandwidth, keeps us on mode and frequency, and significantly
reduces doubles. It contributes to an orderly and efficient net.

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

LAst chance to check in b4 the FLAMP exercise begins… < W7ZAP

Over to Doug K7KY for the weekly FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
Tonight’s exercise begins in THOR-50×1 (176wpm, 900hz). We’ll
fill with MFSK-64 (240wpm, 1260hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630hz). Check your Filters, WIDE mode ahead… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:49Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 15A9>{44E3}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 30 9C3E>{44E3}20190709180152:ex127.txt
<ID 16 B660>{44E3}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D2D0>{44E3}390 7 64
<DESC 12 2B2C>{44E3}ex#127
<FILE 30 9C3E>{44E3}20190709180152:ex127.txt
<ID 16 B660>{44E3}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D2D0>{44E3}390 7 64
<DESC 12 2B2C>{44E3}ex#127
<DATA 72 9351>{44E3:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 5
<DATA 72 441C>{44E3:2}
In FLMSG, create a Blank form file, ‘URCALL_ex127.b2s’. Copy
<DATA 72 DBE8>{44E3:3}
the following questions to that file and add your replies.
I
<DATA 72 211B>{44E3:4}s there a digital VHF net in your area? How are you involved?
<DATA 72 9D77>{44E3:5}
If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS wi
<DATA 72 C5AD>{44E3:6}th
FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to
<DATA 14 884F>{44E3:7}’NCS’.
<CNTL 10 7778>{44E3:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D774>{44E3:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:50Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1499>>

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 … KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 15 99C1>{44E3}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7DMI

DE KG7DMI
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 15 99C1>{44E3}CONFIRMED
DE KG7DMI K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 10 FC00>{44E3}1 3
DE KA7FOO K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 15 99C1>{44E3}CONFIRMED
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W6ADZ

DE W6ADZ
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 15 99C1>{44E3}CONFIRMED
DE W6ADZ K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7LOQ

DE KI7LOQ
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 20 1B7B>{44E3}1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DE KI7LOQ K

de KI7LOQ

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K7DV
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 10 3C02>{44E3}1 7
DE K7DV K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WB7TZD

DE WB7TZD
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 12 B116>{44E3}1 5 6
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 15A9>{44E3}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 30 9C3E>{44E3}20190709180152:ex127.txt
<ID 16 B660>{44E3}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D2D0>{44E3}390 7 64
<DESC 12 2B2C>{44E3}ex#127
<FILE 30 9C3E>{44E3}20190709180152:ex127.txt
<ID 16 B660>{44E3}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 D2D0>{44E3}390 7 64
<DESC 12 2B2C>{44E3}ex#127
<DATA 72 9351>{44E3:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 5
<DATA 72 441C>{44E3:2}
In FLMSG, create a Blank form file, ‘URCALL_ex127.b2s’. Copy
<DATA 72 DBE8>{44E3:3}
the following questions to that file and add your replies.
I
<DATA 72 211B>{44E3:4}s there a digital VHF net in your area? How are you involved?
<DATA 72 9D77>{44E3:5}
If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS wi
<DATA 72 C5AD>{44E3:6}th
FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to
<DATA 14 884F>{44E3:7}’NCS’.
<CNTL 10 7778>{44E3:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D774>{44E3:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:55Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
DE KA7FOO
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 15 99C1>{44E3}CONFIRMED
DE KA7FOO K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7LOQ

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7DV

DE K7DV
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 15 99C1>{44E3}CONFIRMED
DE K7DV K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WB7TZD

DE WB7TZD
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 15 99C1>{44E3}CONFIRMED
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7LOQ

DE KI7LOQ
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 16 F02D>{44E3}3 4 5 6 7
DE KI7LOQ K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET D

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 15A9>{44E3}FLAMP 2.2.04
<DATA 72 DBE8>{44E3:3}
the following questions to that file and add your replies.
I
<DATA 72 211B>{44E3:4}s there a digital VHF net in your area? How are you involved?
<DATA 72 9D77>{44E3:5}
If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS wi
<DATA 72 C5AD>{44E3:6}th
FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to
<DATA 14 884F>{44E3:7}’NCS’.
<CNTL 10 7778>{44E3:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D774>{44E3:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7LOQ

DE KI7LOQ
File : ex127.txt
<MISSING 10 9C02>{44E3}5 6
DE KI7LOQ K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W6ADZ < K7KY Darrell pse relay blocks 5 & 6 tu < K7KY

Band fading too much. Thx, but I have to cut out now. 73
de KI7LUk

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7LOQ < K7KY TU
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP < K7KY That wraps the exercise I thought the band would be more difficult tonite… the crew did great the exercise went like an oiled machine (-: btn

< K7KY

Nice work Doug… I was surprised how well THOR 50×1 did.
Tnx to W6ADZ for the relay
BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET 20:03:42p
Late Ck-In? Early Ck-Out? < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.7
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20191007030417
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20192905005627
<blankform>
:mg:613 ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/JUL/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins : 18
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AA6GD Greg McKinleyville,CA in&out
KG7DMI Greg Carson City,NV
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
KI7L Stephen Hurricane,UT in&out relay:K6ETA
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum E2C7][WRAP:end] … end

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

NCS DE ke6sls

<flmsg>2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:22
ke6sls 20191007025907
:hdr_ed:22
ke6sls 20191007025901
<blankform>
:mg:151

Is there a digital VHF net in your area? How are you involved?
Yes, Every Monday evening on VHF simplex. I cover for NCS if NCS can’t work the net.
DE ke6sls K

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
Good to CU Steve
BREAK

Next for traffic is KG7DMI Greg < NCS

NCS DE KG7DMI

<PROG 18 47AD>{5ACF}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 99E8>{5ACF}20190710025657:KG7DMI_ex127.b2s
<ID 37 DDD1>{5ACF}KG7DMI Carson City, Nv (DM09cb)
<SIZE 14 5C1A>{5ACF}317 5 64
<DESC 48 C262>{5ACF}Traffic round reply to Flamp ex_127 7-9-19
<DATA 72 717C>{5ACF:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEYXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTmZjl8sNldXAAwI0K
<DATA 72 CDD6>{5ACF:2}GU+R/P0UTrZWPO+uFBxPvQ4q+nGii//3EoirXq8rSVKUn88d1HvdxnJU+HDerOLi
<DATA 72 7995>{5ACF:3}TCEIaPKw02PqZ9Ev5vMwkTzlOCDSI9j94WpXytoZUFoW1y5ZXNvJhoefuOXw+43O
<DATA 72 D221>{5ACF:4}OVp3RujHQ7VXyVOaid60qDADrPEajha9DPJbPE1ldUA8GCkhQxkkHgbOX3zDOUfl
<DATA 69 84D3>{5ACF:5}BmaMr3NrgPy+A9Z7ve52bn5I5K8xPuS8i5MDHr2oFRg6V+NwA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 99DF>{5ACF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 39D3>{5ACF:EOT}

DE KG7DMI K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KG7DMI_ex127.b2s
<MISSING 15 68C1>{5ACF}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 traffic is Doug KA7FOO < W7ZAP

7FOO

<PROG 18 A9B6>{C48F}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 67FD>{C48F}20190710030309:KA7FOO-ex127.b2s
<ID 28 081C>{C48F}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09
<SIZE 14 8C3F>{C48F}409 7 64
<DESC 28 3230>{C48F}Local VHF Digital Nets
<DATA 72 D803>{C48F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFjXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTXHDbV/Qcrg1ynDr2
<DATA 72 2E92>{C48F:2}3CTxlnYdq47ePb5Wq1fnUS4QcKL7BPAAaKel6QPpXnGB+G+nf3b7DrS6wrddygwl
<DATA 72 D77C>{C48F:3}Jy+hRNIz9WJg3Il3EVV0W9HyHBXdhuIlDVJ1u1QI2Ftm61XSkhL/SJ5/8Rt4ut2y
<DATA 72 BC25>{C48F:4}SO0kVixF8IUitfNwQj/PVxwfIXK1W+mw2OLFgCMfUus+uVGP5kYq4trip3GZf1dI
<DATA 72 71D6>{C48F:5}JQvgXSJ3mFQrPJ4vK/Hk0qLsHDYGpTWW3jLHCnjYTy6zpDMUDChwmseJJ+ybabgT
<DATA 72 247B>{C48F:6}s7YvhBW/WsxYTAKl/SRrdd5Y6c4VAiu27RkrJZkxbWyHa4gAf/27f/ebKAjFCCM7
<DATA 33 3523>{C48F:7}9/IAg9tf6JhwMA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 E79D>{C48F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4791>{C48F:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KA7FOO-ex127.b2s
<MISSING 15 4FA1>{C48F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Ove rto Steve K6ETA 4 traffic < W7ZAP

NCS < K6ETA Can I send in MFSK64?
< K6ETA

sure!

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 B1AE>{E898}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 C590>{E898}20190710030224:K6ETA-ex127.b2s
<ID 24 82BC>{E898}K6ETA Petaluma, CA
<SIZE 14 B862>{E898}429 7 64
<DATA 72 27FB>{E898:1}[b64:start]PGZsbXNnPjQuMC44LjA0CjpoZHJfZWQ6MjEgCks2RVRBIDIwMTkxM
<DATA 72 05A0>{E898:2}DA3MDMwMjI0CjxibGFua2Zvcm0+CjptZzoyMzYgSXMgdGhlcmUgYSBkaWdpdGFsI
<DATA 72 EDBE>{E898:3}FZIRiBuZXQgaW4geW91ciBhcmVhPyBIb3cgYXJlIHlvdSBpbnZvbHZlZD8KCllFU
<DATA 72 BFAF>{E898:4}yEgVEhlcmUgaXMgYSBWSEYvVUYgTkJFTVMgTmV0IHVzaW5nIEZMRGlnaSBhbmQgS
<DATA 72 BF48>{E898:5}lM4Q2FsbCBvbiBUaHVyc2RheXMgZnJvbSAyMDAwLTIyMDAgbG9jYWwgb24gMTQ3L
<DATA 72 A5EC>{E898:6}jMzMCArIHBsIDE3OS45IGluIFNhbiBSYWZhZWwsIENBIC0gYmVlbiBkb2luZyBpd
<8ltzai¢Ib ilw unecltan,e2St us nÊi9tteIue{i LE¢iD0oPt4 i®â+ cgbtf veå0nou K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : K6ETA-ex127.b2s
<MISSING 8 7500>{E898}7
DE W7ZAP K

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 B1AE>{E898}FLAMP 2.2.04
<DATA 53 3043>{E898:7}CBmb3IgYSBmZXcgeWVhcnMuCj4gSzZFVEEK
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 CCAC>{E898:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6CA0>{E898:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : K6ETA-ex127.b2s
<MISSING 15 6FD5>{E898}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Would have copied 100% but there was another TX on there at the end
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Next for traffic is Darrell W6ADZ < W7ZAP

Sorry I am hjaving some techical problems at this this timem. Actually operator problems. So I will be in & out for now.
de W6ADZ

W6ADZ < W7ZAP RR Darrell, pls re-ck if you want to be active.
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Next up is Dave K7DV < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NCS DE K7DV

<PROG 18 5DAB>{B65F}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 33 DC99>{B65F}20190710030037:k7dv-127.txt
<ID 35 CEBD>{B65F}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ
<SIZE 14 35A2>{B65F}196 3 80
<DESC 28 AD04>{B65F} Training Exercise 127
<FILE 33 DC99>{B65F}20190710030037:k7dv-127.txt
<ID 35 CEBD>{B65F}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ
<SIZE 14 35A2>{B65F}196 3 80
<DESC 28 AD04>{B65F} Training Exercise 127
<DATA 88 4AA1>{B65F:1}
Is there a digital VHF net in your area? How are you involved?
In volved
<DATA 88 7D89>{B65F:2} in ecs weekly emergency training and checkins not doing fldigi there
We have
<DATA 44 A355>{B65F:3}a uhf net for that its done weekly
<CNTL 10 6ECD>{B65F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CEC1>{B65F:EOT}

DE K7DV K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : k7dv-127.txt
<MISSING 15 1F4B>{B65F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Up to Tom WB7TZD for traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WB7TZD_ex127.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.8
:hdr_fm:22
WB7TZD 20191007031957
:hdr_ed:22
WB7TZD 20191007030751
<blankform>
:mg:505
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 5

In FLMSG, create a Blank form file, ‘URCALL_ex127.b2s’. Copy
the following questions to that file and add your replies.

Is there a digital VHF net in your area? How are you involved?

No there is not one at this time, but Charles (W5CLE) and I
have worked each other on 2 meter via fldigi.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with
FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

DE WB7TZD

^r

[WRAP:chksum 292F][WRAP:end] … end

Just a reminder for anyone wanting to use another mode… be sure to use TxID so we all follow the mode change.
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ORCA DIGITAL NET 20:21:34p
Late Ck-In? Early Ck-Out? < NCS

We begin the COMMENT round with Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

ORCA DN de ke6sls if u don’t mind, can I go last tonight before NCS? TU
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Sure Jaye, will come back to u
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Next up is Greg KG7DMI < W7ZAP

Copied Jays KE6SLS flamp.
Missed blocks of Dougs K7FOO
Full copy on Steve K6ETA’s flamp
Everything else to light to copy.
Except net control. 100% copy as usual.

Another good net
de KG7DMI k

KG7DMI < W7ZAP Great report Greg TU

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Next up is Doug KA7FOO < W7ZAP

de KA7FOO
Going to be a warm week, mid 90’s. Time to go to the Lake Tahoe for a couple days. Rebuilt 2 packet stations yesterday. Glad to get those comm units on the air again. Hope to get a vertical and an all band dipole back on line in the next couple days. Spent a couple days at Lake Lahontan over the holiday help the Lyon County SAR, patrolling the park, and working a Command Unit. Nice WX! Lots of action on the water! Had two training session last weekend. Saturday on Winlink, Sunday on packet. Need to finallize the prep for the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run, July 19 – 21. Need to send out the last / final version of documents.

Wow! Did not get a full copy of the FlAmp message tonight on the first shot! Damned Gremblins. Enough blabbb’n from here.

Have a great week.
Doug
KA7FOO

KA7FOO < W7ZAP Great report Doug… u are a busy man. Have a great time in Tahoe

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Next up is Steve K6ETA < W7ZAP

K6ETA < W7ZAP Steve ur turn 4 comments < W7ZAP

Next up is Dave K7DV < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7DV-ORCA_net_comments.129]<flmsg>4.0.7
:hdr_fm:20
K7DV 20191007032714
:hdr_ed:20
K7DV 20191007032610
<blankform>
:mg:447 Howdy ORCA net Members.. its a treat to be able to hear most of you. We have been busy with Family and Reunions and keeping our heads above water (so to speak) Fixing connections on the tower, Just was up on it yesterday giving it a good once over .. and repairing bad connection points on my UHF/VHF antenna// Im about 70 and still seem to be able to climb the tower without falling hi hi … gud to be on again have a gud week de Dave K7DV Dave
[WRAP:chksum D1B1][WRAP:end] … end

K7DV < W7ZAP This is the best RX I’ve had on u for a month +

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Next up 4 comments is Tom WB7TZD < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
<tx>

NCS DE WB7TZD WITH A QUESTON
CAN A COLOR PHOTO BE SENT VIA fldigi?

Just asking.

And if so how???

De WB7TZD
<Rx>

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Yes color images can be sent. Stay after the net and Doug will help u with it

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Ke6SLS Jaye ur up 4 comments < W7ZAP

ORCA DN de ke6sls FB Doug! FYI, some of my report is error bound as I was NOT MATCHED on my manual match box! I forogt to switch it back after checking into the Mendo net! :) Here’s my comments for tonight and TU for bearing with me:

ke6sls Jaye running 45 watts tonight on little antenna that cud.

w7zap, s9 4db, 100% kb, 100% flmsg, P4,
k7ky, s9 7db <why?>, FLamp 100%,
KG7DMI, s5 -5db, 100%
KA7FOO, s5 -3db, 100%, FLamp 25%
K6ETA, s6 6db, 100%, FLamp 75% with double, 88% w/fill,
W6ADZ, s5 4db, 100%
KI7LOQ, s5 -4db, 90%
K7DV, s4 -12db, 70%, FLamp 100%!!!!!
WB7TZD, s5 -1db, 100%, FLmsg 100%

Local ham mentioned there might be an upcoming digi contest? Haven’t found info yet, think they seen it in QST or arrl online.?.

Looking forward to working u SOTA!

I am going to do some FLamp training soon. Have new digital op locally looking for help. We plan to dual band using HF and VHF phone. Welcome new ops that might also be interested in joining in. Planning for next week.

I had to stop at comments. PAIN SUCKS. SRI recompose myself.

Super excited to hear Dave k7dv tonight! HI DAVE <Jaye Waves insanely looking NORTH>

Great band for me here tonight. LOVE hearing almost all stations for a change!

73
Jaye, ke6sls
Eureka, Ca

Great report Jaye. Thanks for taking the time to write it
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Steve K6ETA you here for comments?? < NCS

Looks like we lost Steve

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Over to Doug K7KY 4 comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Tnx Mindy maybe Steve’s Raspberry Pi spoiled tonite… As Jaye just said, it’s good to see such a strong signal out of UT 4 Dave ID for Dave K7DV we’ve had a tough time working Dave on ORCA lately and even tougher time ck-ing into his ERC net it’s also odd to have Dave be so strong and Gene W1EEP not connecting well as they are bothÈÊ t JO›te ien ta relatively Looking forward to next net and an off-freq-traffic exercise even if you’ve already done this once or more we’d be happy for you to do it again if we don’t get any fresh volunteers it makes a good learning experience for those monitoring the net tnx btn < K7KY

Great comments Doug. We’ll look for Gene and any other monitoring stns in a minute… Any further comments from the net? < NCS

Any comments from Monitoring stations? < NCS

NCS de W6ADZ Finally found the message I created to answer question with FLAMP. I could send now if not too late.
de W6ADZ

W6ADZ < W7ZAP go ahead < W7ZAP

NCS DE W6ADZ

<PROG 18 42B9>{0E76}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 49 4171>{0E76}20190710033131:W6ADZ-20190709-203055L-1.b2s
<ID 25 5B09>{0E76}W6ADZ Reno, NV DM09
<SIZE 14 2668>{0E76}329 6 64
<DATA 72 FABD>{0E76:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAENXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS9nsmcbGMQ1zoBjP8
<DATA 72 BB4E>{0E76:2}IziMnjfdvC+jCMiaPbmAHhshX8rtcK5gHJMV2vBzrGs57pyLqdaPBNgcJl38Aver
<DATA 72 A1AA>{0E76:3}BIG4+TktfbXqfBBMSNu9V/IdBgvLDHEBa2nvagvQiMXe3y08tpY3V0ezjcaPGe61
<DATA 72 892C>{0E76:4}PirFDLmwzLJ8oGmPlZp/NlYNItUyVo0KWuQNFX/1z/yWad/6AEp2pAt/NqF0fQI/
<DATA 72 9E60>{0E76:5}73n5Le/J1eagmBk609Lv7Zs/MdqXvHTUf5dBmDYJpKEkqXkl9jaAWnMFajgEH0=

<DATA 17 E6F1>{0E76:6}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 0DDE>{0E76:EOF}
<CNTL 10 ADD2>{0E76:EOT}

DE W6ADZ K

W6ADZ < W7ZAP nIce work Darrell… here comes ur report

DE W7ZAP
File : W6ADZ-20190709-203055L-1.b2s
<MISSING 15 98D0>{0E76}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP DE W1EEP YOU ARE ABOUT A SN -1 AT THIS TIME SHHOULD GET THE IMAGE TO SEND WISH THE NET WAS BETTER I LOVE TO WORK IT GOT W6ADZ MESSAGE COMPLETE 73’S TO

W1EEP < W7ZAP I was just about to look 4 you Gene… ur S9+ here.. Glad the band picked up.
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Any other stns wish to comment?? < NCS

7ZAP de W7WSV W7WSV k

W7WSV < W7ZAP Go ahead Steve < W7ZAP

ZAP de W7WSV
Better copy on NCS’s tonight at S6. !00% cpy on training msg only with MFSK32. Only 100% cpy on terZoound was K7DV,
W6ADZ. Thanqs
de W7WSV
de W7W

W7WSV < W7ZAP Urignal is very lite but 95% copy. Thanks for hanging in there!
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Anyone else 4 comments?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-07-10T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP < K7KY Thanks to everyone that sends the test images it make the Net Report more interesting and useful btn < K7KY

Very good point Doug, tnx. We like to see the different test images, very useful.

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Anyone else 4 comments?? < W7ZAP

2047L – 0347Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.
<IMAGE:G,\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAP

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16/JUL/19 Report

16/JUL/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/June/17 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 18 Stations: KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT in&out KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR in&out KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


International SATERN Digital Net transmits digital text, images, and FLAMP files via remote HF station. NCS and Net Manager is Ken Standard AD5XJ.

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.066 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

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