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ORCA DIGITAL NET, Report 09/June/15

Check-ins: 9
Traffic:      5
Keyboard: 3
Monitor:    1

Stations:
WA6NBG Don    Bul
KI6RIT     Nick    T
KB6NN   Howard  T
KJ6UPE Danon
NX6D     David   T
KE7NVX Mike   T
K7KEV   Keith   kbd
W7ZAP  Mindy   T
K7KY     Doug    NCS

Monitor:
K7IOW   Ron

An interesting net tonight, for sure.  The band was really noisy and I made a couple NCS errors.  An hour before the net, I was unsure if I could operate with so many storm cells nearby, but we were at least clear of nearby lightning at net-time.  It was a tough night for the faster digital modes.

Danon KJ6UPE checked with a very weak signal and soon faded away.  David NX6D had difficulty hearing me and was gone before the net closed.  Howard KB6NN also disappeared early, but not due to the band.  He had a prior commitment, but couldn’t get my attention when he had to go.  I’d neglected to leave sufficient time between transmissions for breaks, late, and visitors.  And, I forgot to call for late/visitors periodically thru the net.  Reviewing the net-log, I see Keith K7KEV tried to check-in when David and Danon checked in, but I didn’t see him and he didn’t get another chance for quite a while.  Thanks for hanging in there, Keith.  Sorry for the inconvenience guys; I’m sometimes a few seconds behind the curve.

I’m also learning not to take too much for granted.  Tonight, some stations were not copying me 100% on MFSK32 and didn’t have the full rotation list, or missed the instructions for flamp REPORTs.  In the future, when the band is noisy, I’ll verify that everyone copied the rotation list 100%.  Most of you did very well under challenging conditions.  I’ll be more attentive and helpful in the future.

Spring WX and degenerating low-band conditions do not favor my signal.  I run the net with an FT-857D.  It’s the smallest of 100w multiband rigs.  Although it has a large heatsink and fan, hi-dutycycle digital modes generate a lot of heat.  I’m reluctant to operate continuously above 40w.  I understand the calls for more NCS power, but I’m unwilling to risk my radio.  Another solution would be an alternate NCS with more power, better antenna, or better QTH.  I’m totally open to this idea; I would welcome an alternate NCS.  Relay is another way to work around the issue.  In an emergency, we would not fret about the weak signal for very long; we would get busy working up a solution and pass traffic.

Mindy W7ZAP tried an flamp message in PSK125RC4 and was only copied 100% by me.  We didn’t bother with fills; the message was long and the band noisy.  Not likely to complete the message in PSK125RC4.  We’re slowly leaning more about the usefulness of various modes in noisy conditions.  After closing the net, we ran a few messages with Keith in THOR22, a mode we explored early last year.  It’s just a bit better than half as fast as MFSK32, but has FEC and will be a better choice when the band is noisy.  We’ll bring it back next poor band night.

Thanks for your participation and patience.  With more members, the net takes more patience.  ORCA is a good place to develop digital skills and patience.  Emergency conditions usually have long periods of inactivity interspersed with intense activity.  I try to keep the net moving along, but that in itself creates issues.  Sometimes I forget to look for late check-ins or breaking members.  I’m working on timing. You can help me by using the ID macro tag to print your callsign at 0800wf & 2200wf. You can do this while another station is transmitting at 1500wf (except me, I can’t hear in TX).  Your short signal is unlikely to bother the transmitting station and I’m able to see your call while still decoding 1500wf.

If all is not to your liking, please email me your concern.  We’ll try to accommodate you if we can and we’re generally willing to experiment with our procedures and protocols.  I say ‘We’ because I’m just the current chairman; the net belongs to the members and they’ve done a great job of teaching, guiding, shaping, supporting, and participating.  Again, thanks for taking time to work with us tonight.  I hope to see you again next week.

73 Doug K7KY

——- Net Log ———-

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1506>>

ALL ORCA early checkins:  wa6nbg, w7zap,<  K7KY k

 

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Early Check-in

Send only your callsign or print it on the WF

I’ll list earlies before regular check-in.  de K7KY k

de KE7NVX Mike Mariposa CA

KE7NVX  ur checked in Mike…<  K7KY k

last station again please..<  K7KY k

QST QST – WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET –  Doug

K7KY NCS in Brookings,OR

ORCA meets every Tuesday at 1930p here on 3.595 USB.

Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, & FLAMP. Mode: MFSK-32 @

  1. Other

modes and bands depending on conditions.  Alternate digital

freq: 7.122 USB.  Optional voice freq’s: 3.955 &  7.200.

 

The ORCA DIGITAL NET is dedicated to learning digital

operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.  The

net  connects Amateur Operators  with mutual interest in

training, information-sharing, and support.  Visitors welcome.

 

This is a DIRECTED Net.  Please answer check-in with your

CALLSIGN.   If you can print your call on the WF, use any

free space in the passband.

 

After check-in, please stand-by while NCS organizes the

rotation list.

 

NCS transmits grayscale test image

NCS transmits Rotation list

NCS transmits Announcements (comments/questions?)

 

NCS calls each station in rotation (traffic or keyboard)*

 

A round (or more) of  fills, reception reports, comments,

questions, follows the traffic round.

 

Closing Announcment (optional QSY to voice)

 

* Before sending, please LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID,

TxID, & AFC and enable CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx

freq

lock’

** ORCA website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/       <

K7KY NCS

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1505>>

KB6NN

ORCA DIGIAL NET, Checked-in

early:

WA6NBG Don    Bul

KB6NN Howard  T

KE7NVX Mike   T

W7ZAP Mindy   T

K7KY  Doug    NCS

WA6NBG  <  K7KY k

ORCA DIGITAL NET

de K7KY

Check-in: Please respond with your callsign only…

 

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

Grayscale image for signal evaluation

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Settings\Admin\Desktop\PBlogo\ORCAlogo.png>

 

Sending Pic:192×192;

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Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1474>>

ALL ORCA I think we have a double.  no copy either.. try

agn..<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

kj6upe image

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1506>>

K7KEV

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1506>>

de NX6D k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1497>>

Relay  de WA6NBG

 

WA6NBG  OK Don  I have KJ6UPE and NX6D   another? <

K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

No I was relaying NX6D…  BTU

 

TU  I have David solid,  Danon a bit weak… Here come the

rotation list…<  K7KY k

 

Prop is very poor — I can barely hear NCS

NX6D

 

NX6D David  how copy now ?  35w  <  K7KY k

 

Better — you will need to use lots of power.

 

KJ6UPE  Danon   how copy?  40w<  K7KY k

 

KJ6UPE  How copy Danon? <  K7KY k

 

<STX>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-9.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151006024015

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151006022733

<blankform>

:mg:227 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation order

 

WA6NBG Don    Bul

KB6NN Howard  T

KJ6UPE Danon  T

NX6D   David  T

KE7NVX Mike   T

W7ZAP Mindy   T

K7KY  Doug    NCS

 

NCS will call stations in order. Send traffic or keyboard as

you like…

[WRAP:chksum 27CD][WRAP:end]

… end

ORCA DIGITAL NET,  Announcements, 09/June/15

Remember to enable CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq

lock’

in the menu & LOCK fldigi @ 1500, & enable RxID, TxID, &

AFC

 

Fldigi V3.22.10 is out.

 

Tonight we’ll do our regular traffic rotation.  Relay, flamp ,

other

modes are always optional.   Let me know.

 

Flamp notes: For flamp traffic, NCS will prompt the next

station to

send an flamp REPORT.  The remaining stations will follow in

order

w/o prompt.  If you don’t have flamp installed, please send

your

callsign only.  This will alert the following station to REPORT.

 

We will only do one round of REPORTS and one fill before

returning

to traffic rotation.  Stations still incomplete, can fill following

net

business.  The actual message is not important to traffic

practice.

 

Message notes:  Thanks for the quality of your messages.

Our prime

purpose here is digital traffic practice, so message content

is not too

important.  Still, it nice to have interesting and informative

messages.

The short one-liners that Paul KE6NVU usually sends are

good too.

We get the same practice as a long message in less than a

minute.

 

ORCA DIGITAL NET has members in these counties:

OR: Curry, Clackamas, & Washington

CA: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Alameda, & Solano

 

Comments, Questions? Announcements, come now with

your callsign.

<  K7KY

 

WA6NBG  OK Don  you’re first tonight.  Please send the

Humboldt bulletin…<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn

WA6NBG-14.213]<flmsg>1.1.32

:hdr_fm:22

WA6NBG 20151006024419

:hdr_ed:22

WA6NBG 20151006022312

<ics213>

:to:27 Eureka Emergency Net & ORCA

:p1:33 25 Watts into 180′ Endfeed up 25′

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2015-06-08

:t1:5 1813L

:sb:26 Bulletins and Annoucements

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:540 Bulletins and Annoucements for June 8th.

 

Those interested in Emergency Communications should

attend the EmComm meeting Thursday June 18th at 1900L

at Eureka

downtown fire station.

 

Field Day Saturday & Sunday, June 27/28 at Woodly Island.

Potluck dinner Saturday evening and a breakfast by Jim and

Rachael on Sunday morning.

 

Note the NEW email address to send any bulletins or

announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to

wa6nbg@Yahoo.com

or via Packet to WA6NBG @ W6ZZK-1 on 145.050 MHz.

 

This ends the digital message for June 8th.

[WRAP:chksum 88DD][WRAP:end]

… end

 

 

KB6NN   OK Howard… You’re next, traffic or kbd as you

like…<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1494>>

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… end

 

 

KJ6UPE  Danon… U here?  If so, go ahead with traffic or kbd

 

All ORCA  Mode: MFSK-32  < K7KY

KJ6UPE  Danon.   U here? If so, send your traffic or kbd  <

K7KY k

 

NX6D OK David   Looks Like Danon can’t hear me… U are

up now…<

K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

Did not copy first NCS Wrap message at all.  Many static

crashes, copy is poor.  Please use lots of power.  I’m set to

50W and may increase if you can’t hear me.

 

I’ve been running JT65 and JT9 for the last few weeks and

have almost forgotten how to run FLDIGI.  Made contacts all

over the world including one in South Africa.  Working on

WAS on 17 and 20 meters right now.

 

Attended Dayton and traded up my Flex rig to a 6500, where

I plan to stay for the forseeable future.  Sold the 6300 to

a ham in Alberta.

 

Copy is improving now, a little.

 

Getting checksum errors on all checksummed messages.

 

de NX6D k

 

 

KE7NVX  Over to you Mike   Message or keyboard as you

like….  And, David, I can’t really work above

40w..   Go ahead Mike  <  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

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DE KE7NVX K

 

 

W7ZAP  Mindy…Go ahead with your REPORT to Mike…<

K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

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<STX>

DE K7KY

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Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

DE WA6NBG

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KB6NN   please send your flamp REPORT Howard..<  K7KY

k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

DE KB6NN

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NX6D David   Danon is gone   Please send your flamp

REPORT  <  K7KY k

 

KE7NVX  Mike   I don’t think David is hearing my 40w any

longer.  Please go ahead with filling the

blocks…<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

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DE KE7NVX K

 

 

ALL ORCA Normally with flamp messages, we would

continue until the receiving station had the file 100%, but we

are only

practicing here and we’ll move on with regular traffic.  If you

want to fill this message comletely, you can do so with

Mike following the net.

 

OK over to Mindy for traffic…<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

 

I will TX my message using FLAMP in PSK125RC4.

Standby for message… W7ZAP

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1513>>

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DE W7ZAP K

 

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:04Z 4xPSK125R @

1504>>

Returning net to MFSK-32  <  W7ZAP k

 

ALL ORCA After I send my REPORT, please continue

around the order w/o prompting.  I’ve inserted KI6RIT

between NBG &

  1. Remember, KJ6UPE is out…  David will follow Howard…

tu<  K7KY k

 

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : 09june2015.213

<MISSING 15 158C>{9C5E}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

DE WA6NBG

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 0A4E>{9C5E}PREAMBLE

DE WA6NBG K

 

DE KI6RIT

File : KE7NVX-20150520-231240Z-3.p2s

<MISSING 15 CE84>{9594}CONFIRMED

DE KI6RIT K

 

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

DE KB6NN

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 0A4E>{9C5E}PREAMBLE

DE KB6NN K

 

ALL ORCA Oops!  I forgot, maybe David’s not hearing me

any longer.  He’s been having increasing trouble copying..

Over

to Mike..<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

de KE7NVX

 

Sending Pic:226x256C;

de KE7NVX

 

KE7NVX  Nice image Mike..  A good bit of noise tonight, it

would be good to see it again on a better

band night.

Can you send your flamp REPORT to Mindy?  tu de K7KY <

K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY de KE7NVX no copy on Mindy

btu Douglas K7KY de KE7NVX k

 

oKE7NVX  OK MIke   Of course, no copy, no REPORT… I

think the band is not good for t he faster modes tonight…

 

We’ll move along to our comment round now.  Here comes

my reception report…<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1505>>

PSE CK IN  K7KEV Keith QNI 1R K7KY kn

 

K7KEV  GE Keith…  Glad you poped in.  I’ve forgotten to

check for late checking tonight.

We’re just about to begin the comment and reception report

round.  Do you have comments or traffic to send before we

begin?  <  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1505>>

de K7KEV  Nope, hv. simple msg to you and could inclunde

my reception report, if you want de K7KEV KN

 

K7KY de K7KEV   Can you stay after net for a bit.  I need to

ask about Flamp and Flmsg. de  K7KEV

 

K7KEV  No problem for after net.  I’ve added you in the

rotation after W7ZAP Mindy   I’ll send my report

now and we’ll go from there.  I’ll prompt each station…<

K7KY k

 

<STX>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-9.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151006031836

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151006022733

<blankform>

:mg:356 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Reception & comments

 

WA6NBG Don    Bul 100% +flmsg

KI6RIT Nick   REPORT

KB6NN Howard  T  partial copy and didn’t open flmsg

mode:8PSK125

KJ6UPE Danon  T  No copy

NX6D   David  T  100% +flmsg

KE7NVX Mike   T  flamp message 100% first pass

W7ZAP Mindy   T  100%

K7KEV Keith   kbd

K7KY  Doug    NCS  180′ Doublet @ 85′, FT-857D @ 40w

 

 

 

 

[WRAP:chksum D115][WRAP:end]

… end

 

 

WA6NBG  OK Don, over to you…<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

If you sent it to me.   my file did not copy.  You’ll have to get

back to me later.   Sorry..  BTU   de WA6NBG

 

WA6NBG  No problem, Don.  I’ll be back when we finish

rotation.

 

KI6RIT  Nick,,   any comments or observations tonight? <

K7KY k

 

Missed part of the net. Got here late, and I’m using my laptop

tonight so I had to do a quick fldigi/flmsg update. Very

poor band conditions down here, Mike is very weak (didn’t

get the image), Mindy is mostly inaudible, couldn’t hear

Keith. Don, Doug and David are coming in ok. I was going to

try sending an image with this laptop to see if the noise

stripe pattern from last time occurs again (I think it might be

the old laptop struggling with it, not sure), but I

think I’ll pass until band conditions are a bit more favorable.

 

Running 25w right now.

de KI6RIT k

 

FB Nick   I think holding the image for better conditions is a

good idea

 

KB6NN   Howard, up to you for comments…<  K7KY k

 

ALL ORCA It looks like the band has dropped Howard too.  I

don’t think Danon KJ6UPE is here either.  One last call for

NX6D David  U here?<  K7KY k

 

KE7NVX  Ok MIke   I hope you can still hear me…  Ur up for

comments <  K7KY k

 

Wow!  looks like Mike’s gone too… OK  over to Mindy for

comments..<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

 

WA6NBG          Don      100% FLMSG (S8)

KI6RIT   Nick      100% KBD (S9)

KB6NN Howard 99% FLMSG (S8) failed checksum, but

reads fine

KJ6UPE            Danon    0% copy

NX6D   David   100% KBD copy (S8)

KE7NVX           Mike     90% FLAMP + image(S7)

K7KEV Keith     100% KBD

K7KY    Doug    100% FLMSG + image

 

A quick thanks to Ken K7IGF for the WEFAX info last week…

Doug and I have been having fun RXing the PNW WX info

the

past few days. FLDIGI sure is a robust program.

 

Thanks for your patience with the mode experiment…

message was kind of long for MFSK32, but only 1:35 in

PSK125rc4.

 

Nice turnout of members, but tough band conditions. I’m

guessing the Humbodlt stations also experienced the HUGE

thunderstorm last night and into the wee hours this morning.

Was pretty exciting in Brookings last night.

 

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

 

K7KEV  Over to you, Keith…<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1509>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn

K7KEV-20150610-032847Z-4.p2s]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:21

K7KEV 20151006032850

:hdr_ed:21

K7KEV 20151006032850

<plaintext>

:tt:ue³ltckly Email

:to:4 K7KY

:fm:5 K7KEV

:dt:10 2015-06-10

:tm:5 0324Z

:sb:3 TNX

:mg:398 TNX the weekly net wrap up on Email.

 

Call    Name  Func.     % cpy  Notes

——– —  —–     —–  ———–

WA6NBG Don    Bul      100

KI6RIT Nick               50%

KB6NN Howard  T                     0

KE7NVX Mike   T                       0

W7ZAP Mindy   T          70

K7KEV Keith             N/A  40W K3 OCF 160M Dipole E/W

K7KY  Doug    NCS       100  Rec. Rpt

KJ6UPE Danon                         N/A

NX6D David                  0

 

Keith K7KEV

Forest Grove, Washington County, OR

[WRAP:chksum 073D][WRAP:end]

… end

 

 

de K7KEV

 

Thanks Keith and all for the reception reports…  Any more

comments or traffic for the net?

please come now..<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WA6NBG Reception Report

 

KI6RIT Nick   100%

KB6NN Howard  First Tx  0%  Second and after 100%

KJ6UPE Danon  0

NX6D   David  100%

KE7NVX Mike   100% after fill   Photo 50%

W7ZAP Mindy   100% on MFSK-32   30% on PSK125rc4

K7KY  Doug    100%

K7KEV Keith   30%

 

Poor conditions tonight. I guess we should expect it every

now and then.

 

Also I was unable to paste into FLMSG Blankform.

 

YOU NEED MY NEW EMAIL:  wa6nbg@yahoo.com

 

de WA6NBG

 

 

WA6NBG  FB Don… Thanks for the email address and I

forgot to come back to you after rounds.  Thanks for jumping

  1. Anymore comments?<  K7KY k

 

ALL ORCA OK  let’s close the net for this evening.  The band

hasn’t been too kind tonight.  Especially poor for the

faster modes.  I’d like to continue working with these modes

until we learn which modes work best under different

conditions.

 

Thanks for taking time to join us tonight.  I hope to see you

again next week and Lets hope the band will be kinder…

73  Doug K7KY

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1507>>

\K7KY de K7KEV Well done.  de K7KEV KN

 

K7KEV  TU Keith… What’s Up?  <  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1507>>

K7KY de K7KEV  Wondered what your experience has been

with FEC type modes.  i.e. THOR 22? de K7KEV KN

 

Mindy & I were just talking about THOR 22 this afternoon.

We haent’ used it for many months now, and I’ve

forgotten the details.  We were experimenting around with

modes looking for a combination of robust and speed.  We

settled on MFSK32, but we’re not fix there.  I’d have to review

THOR 22 to have a meaningful discussion.  I do remember

that I liked the mode, but that doesn’t tell you anytinng

technicial…   btu  <  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1505>>

de K7KEV.  RR  If Mindy’s still on, maybe we could do a

quick THOR 22 check on thir comms network.  If you’re

game….

I use otrHOR a er|on the CARS DigiNet on Wednesday

nights.  Works pretty well.  Best would be Olivia on bad

nights, mut

it ain’t for NBEMS work.   btu Doug K7KY de K7KEV K

 

 

Keith… I missed acopuple of words in the last.  We can run

THOR 22 now if you like.

Not sure what you mean by the THOR 22 comm network?

btu <  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:41Z THOR 22 @ 1504>>

K7KY K7KY de K7KEV K7KEV I was thinking in the

engineering term… sri.

 

Now, it’s my opinion that Olivia is the best weak signal mode

out there, but slow and can’t work with Fldigi’s NBEMS

prograoebpf. control codes….

 

So, How copy, Doug?   btu Doug K7KY de K7KEV K

 

K7KEV  Good copy, Keith.  A bit slow, but steady and

printing well.  I agree about OLIVIA.

Solid, but slow.  We would use it for messages in extreme

condtions.  I didn’t realize it didn’t work with fldigi

NBEMS.  Over to Mindy on THOR 22   <  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:44Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>

K7KEV de W7ZAP

Good copy here too Keith. Your last TX was S7.

Solid copy where MFSK32 was dropping some characters.

Thanks for the test. Always like to understand the modes for

different conditions.

BTU

de  W7ZAP

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:46Z THOR 22 @ 1504>>

K7KEV  Nothing printed from the last short xt.  If you want to

spend a couple

more minutes, I can resend my short reception report in

THOR22.  btu<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:47Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn

K7KEV-20150610-032847Z-4.p2s]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:21

K7KEV 20151006034720

:hdr_ed:21

K7KEV 20151006034720

<plaintext>

:tt:14 TNX Wkly Email

:to:4 K7KY

:fm:5 K7KEV

:dt:10 2015-06-10

:tm:5 0347Z

:sb:3 TNX

:mg:398 TNX the weekly net wrap up on Email.

 

Call    Name  Func.     % cpy  Notes

——– —  —–     —–  ———–

WA6NBG Don    Bul      100

KI6RIT Nick               50%

KB6NN Howard  T                     0

Kghltto]tMike   T                        0

W7ZAP Mindy   T          70

K7KEV Keith             N/A  40W K3 OCF 160M Dipole E/W

K7KY  Doug    NCS       100  Rec. Rpt

KJ6UPE Danon                         N/A

NX6D David                  0

 

Keith K7KEV

Forest Grove, Washington County, OR

[WRAP:chksum 4C75][WRAP:end]

… end

 

 

K7KEV  That msg had one callsign error and didn’t pass

checksum.

Your report in MFSK32 also didn’t pass checksum, but this

last TX had fewer errors.  Mindy copied 100%, and she’ll

have

.  btu <  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:51Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>

TNX — had to step out a sec……  …..   tNX  for re-report.

 

You might consider some testing with THOR 22.  I haven’t

had much experience w/

the faster modes of THOR but those that I have tried a a

Cpromise.  THOR 22 certain IS a bit slower than MFSK 32,

but

with the FEC involved overall throughput is probably some

better.  OH well, tomaaato tomahhhto….  Will let u go,

Doug.

 

TNX fer the emails.

tnx fer QSO Doug, 73.

K7KY de K7KEV sk

 

 

Keith, I’m glad to hear you enjoy the email reports.   I don’t

often hear much back.  I appreciate

  1. We did run some of the THOR modes months ago and I

think the band was better at the time.  We settled on

MFSK32

for most conditions.  MFSK32 is 120wpm and THOR22 is

78wpm, but much more sure to copy correctly.  We can

revisit these

modes anytime.  I like to try the different modes and the band

these days impells us to try the more robust modes.

Thanks for coming to the net and I look forward to working

digitally with you in the future… 73 Doug K7KY   Mindy

says GN too…sk

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:57Z THOR 22 @ 1504>>

de K7KEV GN to you and Mindy.  Yeah, if we could have a

combination of Olivia’s robustness, and MFSK’s unique

capabilit

ies, and n tate/really fast transmission we’d be in Nirvana….

but this doesn’t look much like N-ville to me.

 

Ya’ll have a good evening.

K7KY de K7KEV   de  K7KEV

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:59Z THOR 22 @ 1504>>

GE Keith. Hope to see you next time…

Thanks for the THOR22 review :-) de W7ZAP

dit dit

Before RSID: <<2015-06-10T03:59Z THOR 22 @ 1504>>

Dit Dit de K7KEV sk

 

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