10/MAR/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/MAR/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 23
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
__KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
__KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out VidID
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
__W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
__KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
__WB8HRO Tim Okemos,MI in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out RELAY: K6ETA
__WY7SJM Stephen Casper,WY in&out
__K7DV Dave Iowa via Ogden,UT SDR reflector
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Tonight’s band was OK for some and terrible for others. We also experienced another spate of QRM. This wide digital signal has appeared at 1500 our last four sessions. Last week it also hit WESTERN DIGITAL NET. So far, it hasn’t really hindered the net. We’ve printed 100% most every time. Such is Amateur Radio. We do have a lot of mavericks, but most are considerate Operators. More distracting are the Ops looking for QSOs at 1700-2000 during nets. They usually have strong signals that de-sense RX for us. It’s odd, when there are no adjacent signals closer than ARRL-CW 1khz south, that some work so close to us at 1700-2000wf. It’s disappointing to see so many digital Ops routinely working at 100+/w in modes designed for minimum power.

Thanks to each of you for working ORCA regularly and precisely. It’s your participation that completes our learning and training platform. The precision and ease you bring to ORCA makes a perfect learning model for newer digital Ops. Thanks to you, ORCA is enabling many to develop solid digital communications skills.

Some occasionally ask why we put so much emphasis on FLAMP when it’s usually not needed to pass traffic. They’re correct about it’s place in the traffic-handling tool hierarchy; it’s our best application for difficult band condx, but it’s not our default app. The weekly FLAMP Exercise is organized around FLAMP, but there’s much more to the Exercise than FLAMP. We practice selecting and combining digital tools to complete a task. We’re exercising most of our traffic-handling tools in the Exercise and components of the PC Operating System too. When you’re comfortable working the FLAMP Exercise, you’ll be well prepared to work all aspects of digital communications. Digital Traffic nets do not operate at this pace, neither do most Emergency nets. We’re practicing for tough conditions. Regular practice will help you focus and operate when the situation becomes chaotic.

With the Rainbow Canyon ARC holding their monthly meeting, our Roster was smaller than usual. Lately, we’ve been up to 33 ck-ins. The COVID-19 pandemic may be a factor driving larger Rosters. The pandemic will probably get worse before improving and we expect even larger Rosters ahead. Monitoring stations usually out-weigh Active stations 2-3:1. This creates a pileup when we call for Comments from Monitoring stations. We’ll begin calling for Monitor Comments by State/Region. That should reduce doubling frustrations.

Please don’t take the COVID-19 pandemic lightly and wait for authorities to determine your strategy. Isolation is still the only certain solution for avoiding infection. Do all you can to avoid this pandemic. A little inconvenience today, may spare you a serious disease, a disease that’s killing more people every day. Don’t take chances with your health, it’s your most valuable possession.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Tim WB8HRO in Okemos,MI. His signal was solid in Oregon tonight.

Test images copied during the net:

RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2:KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #2:KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #1: KB7VX Chehalis, WA
RX #2:KB7VX Chehalis, WA
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2:W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2:W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2:KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KB6NN Eureka, CA

Thanks for working with us again this evening. We deeply appreciate your regular participation. Remember WESTERN DIGITAL NET on Thursday evening, 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA NCS.

73 Doug K7KY

— Net Log—

So far I have the following stns:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
Any corrections for these stns only?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7LOQ, In and out
de KI7LOQ k

KI7LOQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
Good signal Aaron
BK
Anyone else for early ck-in?? < W7ZAP

KI7LOQ KI7LOQ de KB7VX KB7VX IN&OUT

KB7VX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
BK
Next 4 chk-in? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP KD7CL is in and out

KD7CL < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
Tnx… only got it half right :-)
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP QSL Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

de N7RBP k
N7RBP MEDFORD, OREGON IN AND OUT PLEASE SK

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
Booming signal Bob S9 +40!
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

ORCA NCS de ke6sls* -back after Mendo net. TU

KE6SLS < W7ZAP QSL Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ke8cyc in&out

KE8CYC < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
Good signal John
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

GI KG5DGI IN & OUT IN & OUT 

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W7ZAP, ORCA Net, de W5CLE ,W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA, 25 watts, Request check in and out. BTU

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out VidID
BK
W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out < NCS

WA0TJT < W7ZAP How copy Keith?? < NCS

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Last stn agn at 1500 < NCS

Last stn agn at 1500/3.581 dial… come agn < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out VidID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de W9FE CHK IN&OUT kn

W9FE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
Good signal Carlos
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

K6ETA < W7ZAP TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
BK
Last stn at 1600 pse TX at 1500 Tnx < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M in&out

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB8HRO CHECK IN AND OUT

WB8HRO < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI in&out
Welcome to ORCA Tim and good signal in OR
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out VidID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KG7D < W7ZAP QSL Greg
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

K7LDW Don Rigby ID

K7LDW < W7ZAP QSL Don
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W7WSV < W7ZAP QSL Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out VidID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

19:30:02p 02:30:02z

WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 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:
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
Stay focused. Exercise is interactive and brisk.

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

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

ORCA CONFIG:
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’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

First time? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

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

K6ETA Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET – NCS.

Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP < K6ETA AE7LM In&Out via relay < K6ETA

AE7LM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out RELAY: K6ETA
BK
Thanks Steve
BK

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

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201103023609
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201103003833

:mg:753 ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/MAR/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 22
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out VidID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out RELAY: K6ETA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum F0E3][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/Mar/2020

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex160.txt’, an FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/
FLAMP exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to
NCS in the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS could not be more important than it is right now. America
seems to be very lightly effected relative to front-line States, but we have still not begun
testing patients at the level of other countries. Initially, 85% of American test kits
were faulty. Airline passangers from Italy are still entering NYC uninpeaded. Please
don’t underestimate the threat of Covid-19 considering only network news. Gather your
data widely; assess what’s working and what’s not working in other countries. If we
don’t get ahead of this virus, our hospitals and medical professionals will be
overwhelmed like those in China, Italy, and Iran. This event demands accurate and
rapid response at every level, from Global to Personal. Isolation is still the only
means of containing the virus. Avoid personal contact. Encourage your family, friends,
and colleagues to do the same. It won’t last forever. Better a little inconvenience
now, than catching a miserable life threatening infection.

The government of Shanghai, China has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19
should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C. (1) Dosage recommendations
vary with severity of illness, from 50 to 200 milligrams per kilogram body weight per day to
as much as 200 mg/kg/day.
http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n16.shtml

China is treating Covid-19 patients with large doses of Vitamin C. They’ve begun long
term experiments with high-dose Vit-C treatment. Vitamin C is a good preventative.

“Vitamin C at high doses is effective in preventing viral infection and enhancing
recovery. Several mechanisms are known, including specific viral anti-replication
processes and enhancement of many components of the body’s cellular immune
system. When taken at an appropriate dose in a timely manner, ascorbate is our
best tool for curing acute viral illness.”
http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v05n09.shtml

Thanks for your enthusiastic support for WESTERN DIGITAL NET. Steve K6ETA has established
an intuitive format and the net is already developing inertia. Just in time for the medical
emergency developing around the world. It gives ORCA Ops a 2nd weekly opportunity to connect
with colleagues and share timely information about important events. Ck-In with Steve K6ETA
this Thursday, and every Thursday evening, 1930p/0230z. Early Ck-In around 1900p/0200z,
3.581+1500, MFSK-32.

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

If you want on/off the Net Report email list:
ncs@orcadigitalnet.com < NCS

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in MFSK-128 (480wpm, 1920hz).
We’ll fill with MFSK-64 (240wpm, 1260hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630hz). Check your Filters, WIDE mode ahead… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:43Z MFSK-128 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{A400}FLAMP 2.2.05
{A400}20200310203848:ex160.txt
{A400}K7KY SW/OR
{A400}428 6 80
{A400}ex#160
{A400}20200310203848:ex160.txt
{A400}K7KY SW/OR
{A400}428 6 80
{A400}ex#160
{A400:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-E
{A400:2}ditor, create a file named, URCALL_ex160.txt. Copy the following question to the
{A400:3} new file and enter your reply.

Has the Covid-19 epidemic caused any changes
{A400:4}in your local ARC activities? If so, what changes?

If you complete this OPTI
{A400:5}ONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. B4 sending,
{A400:6} change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 5
{A400:EOF}
{A400:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:43Z MFSK-128 @ 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 … W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex160.txt
{A400}2 3
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KG7D
File : ex160.txt
{A400}CONFIRMED
DE KG7D K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7LDW

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

: ex160.txt
{A400}1 2 3 5
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{A400}FLAMP 2.2.05
{A400}20200310203848:ex160.txt
{A400}K7KY SW/OR
{A400}428 6 80
{A400}ex#160
{A400}20200310203848:ex160.txt
{A400}K7KY SW/OR
{A400}428 6 80
{A400}ex#160
{A400:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-E
{A400:2}ditor, create a file named, URCALL_ex160.txt. Copy the following question to the
{A400:3} new file and enter your reply.

Has the Covid-19 epidemic caused any changes
{A400:4}in your local ARC activities? If so, what changes?

If you complete this OPTI
{A400:5}ONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. B4 sending,
{A400:6} change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 5
{A400:EOF}
{A400:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:47Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

K7KY DE W1EEP HAD A COMPUTER PROBLEM HAD TO REBOOT MISSED THE MESSAGE SORRY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WB7EUX

QST DE WB7EUX

{509F}FLAMP 2.2.05
{509F}20200311024757:WB7EUX_ex160.p2s
{509F}WB7EUX Joseph OR
{509F}341 6 64
{509F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEdXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PwqSG5
{509F:2}nLZfa41E6k1GeumNc8HL26msREuPCEdZ66mQnst2sOkXOaHF9HL29Ln2XbSa5Al3
{509F:3}BtvzhQzoxn4qPK9qEj9ZyE9/XZbR9IUjpi6YQAhfXO/hNqxi06yZNmjzCvSzC7Vm
{509F:4}kRWuqy7G1zGFfuXcJLB/mULl6OHlYrc46h2Qj831m80g7ZBXB/Bk4KerXIRy4agh
{509F:5}srnZwGsfP/tUVvM4BYMo5ebZdmBYGCwiOd5ZtMFsCaSwkSoSWz5CIrAcPv+gpS7d
{509F:6}4f9LF95mWjo
[b64:end] {509F:EOF}
{509F:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tom during the exercise I’m looking for your REPORT the actual file goes in the Traffic round not to worry BK

KG7D

DE KG7D
File : WB7EUX_ex160.p2s
{509F}1 3 4 5 6
DE KG7D K

Opps confirmed first round de KG7D k

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
sri Greg my error here
BK
K7LDW

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex160.txt
{A400}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{A400}FLAMP 2.2.05
{A400}20200310203848:ex160.txt
{A400}K7KY SW/OR
{A400}428 6 80
{A400}ex#160
{A400}20200310203848:ex160.txt
{A400}K7KY SW/OR
{A400}428 6 80
{A400}ex#160
{A400:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-E
{A400:2}ditor, create a file named, URCALL_ex160.txt. Copy the following question to the
{A400:3} new file and enter your reply.

Has the Covid-19 epidemic caused any changes
{A400:4}in your local ARC activities? If so, what changes?

If you complete this OPTI
{A400:5}ONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. B4 sending,
{A400:6} change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 5
{A400:EOF}
{A400:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex160.txt
{A400}1 2 5 6
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex160.txt
{A400}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D < K7KY Greg pse relay whole file in this mode tu < K7KY

DE KG7D

FLAMP Relay

{A400}FLAMP 2.2.05
{A400}20200310203848:ex160.txt
{A400}K7KY SW/OR
{A400}428 6 80
{A400}ex#160
{A400:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-E
{A400:2}ditor, create a file named, URCALL_ex160.txt. Copy the following question to the
{A400:3} new file and enter your reply.

Has the Covid-19 epidemic caused any changes
{A400:4}in your local ARC activities? If so, what changes?

If you complete this OPTI
{A400:5}ONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. B4 sending,
{A400:6} change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 5
{A400:EOF}
{A400:EOT}

DE KG7D K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex160.txt
{A400}1 2
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP Gene we can complete this file 4 u following the net tu BK K7LDW Don u still on board? < NCS

DE k7LDW K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I missed u during the exercise we can complete this file 4 u following the net when we fill W1EEP tu BK back to net < K7KY

Good exercise Doug. Band not quite as good as I anticipated tonight.
Must be a strong stn close… my WF keeps getting de-sensed.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:59:49p 02:59:49z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

K7KY DE W1EEP NO PROBLEM I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS HERE AT MY LOCATION ALL GOOD

Thanks Gene
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

QST DE WB7EUX

{509F}FLAMP 2.2.05
{509F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEdXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PwqSG5
{509F:3}BtvzhQzoxn4qPK9qEj9ZyE9/XZbR9IUjpi6YQAhfXO/hNqxi06yZNmjzCvSzC7Vm
{509F:4}n>@ou Qug tne

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE WB7EUX BK

DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex160.p2s
{509F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Tom I forgot I had copied ur file!
BK

Over to Greg KG7D 4 Traffic < NCS

K7KY DE KG7D

{7B24}FLAMP 2.2.03
{7B24}20200311024618:KG7D_ex160.txt
{7B24}KG7D Carson City, Nevada, USA
{7B24}132 3 48
{7B24}Traffic Round reply to Flamp ex160. 3/10/2020
{7B24}20200311024618:KG7D_ex160.txt
{7B24}KG7D Carson City, Nevada, USA
{7B24}132 3 48
{7B24}Traffic Round reply to Flamp ex160. 3/10/2020
{7B24:1}Has the Covid-19 epidemic caused any changes in
{7B24:2}your local ARC activities? If so, what changes?
{7B24:3}

ARC?? Not fimilure with that.

{7B24:EOF}
{7B24:EOT}

DE KG7D K

grd?4lm s
DE W7ZAP
File : KG7D_ex160.txt
{7B24}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ARC=amateur radio club & ur signal is BOOMING! +40!
BK

K7LDW Don ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

NO TRAFFIC

RR
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Steve W7WSV < NCS

K7KY DE W7WSV

{6466}FLAMP 2.2.05
{6466}20200311025325:W7WSV_ex160.p2s
{6466}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
{6466}357 6 64
{6466:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEZXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
{6466:2}g5BdZhEjzOTnPAnHntPmebRNvEnD7nDSx76G0AOEvcvBYcNSvM+4lJ3snDmAL3vF
{6466:3}yZw6w+tKvgBgCsNHK2ygm12VJPWnawAFrDCGsOBTTtaDQRaVQGCyHG62/3AVJjZ5
{6466:4}7DcGVKZ7V7yeGBoYOoYGB0qBmIbnla/Ju0pbJBo3glMwbmcOjX6Sp1jmCrt8RhIL
{6ïw, 6a5Niu4Pn7cs4BLMGhlSX1fSGeDrWv23nLiBz0KIK8dcvbL/TQ5uGjziYmr4dZDX
WA66:6}NlHUEeFUy6PRULy E8oW5OAA==
[b64:end] {6466:EOF}
{6466:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

DE W7ZAP
File : W7WSV_ex160.p2s
{6466}5 6
DE W7ZAP K

K7KY DE W7W–e
<PROtDÕ5FF>{6466}FLAMP 2.2.05
{6466:5}6a5Niu4Pn7cs4BLMGhlSX1pSGeDrWv23nLiBz0KIK8dcvbL/TQ5uGjziYmr4dZDX
<DATeâRF4>{6466:6}NlHUEeFUy6PRUL3CxE8oW5OAA==LHgDtek lwo ¸(ob 8523>{i§eRasin }{6466:EOT}

DE

W7WSV < W7ZAP There is a big (wide) signal on top of u… maybe we can fill following the net..
BK

K7KY Doug ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
TU I have a larger file with ORCA fidigi Macros and some macro info I’ll send it in MFSK-64 and if anyone needs fill we can do it after net

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T03:10Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{5147}FLAMP 2.2.05
{5147}20200310012146:ORCAck-inMacros.txt
{5147}K7KY SW/OR
{5147}1533 20 80
{5147}20200310012146:ORCAck-inMacros.txt
{5147}K7KY SW/OR
{5147}1533 20 80
{5147:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET, Check-In macros. Check-In is a busy time for most digital nets
{5147:2}. These simple macros print Ck-In info on one line, enabling NCS to acknowledge
{5147:3}you quickly and copy/paste your info to the Roster. They are designed to send wh
{5147:4}at we need briefly and concisely.

————- Ck-In Active

O
{5147:5}RCA <

Button name: ‘ORCA Ck-In @>|’

—–
{5147:6}—– Ck In&out

ORCA < in&out

B
{5147:7}utton name: ‘ORCA I/O @>|’

———– OPTIONAL MACRO for occasional use: e
{5147:8}dit as needed

ORCA < [1 QST or Peru,IL (new QTH
{5147:9})]

Button name: ‘ORCA ?? @>|’

OPTIONAL MACRO USAGE:
ORC
{5147:10}A < 1 QST
ORCA < Peru,IL
ORCA < <MYCAL
{5147:11}L> Peru,IL 1 QST

———

Button Labels: When adding symbols to
{5147:12} button labels, leave a space between TEXT and Ampersand. Print more text on but
{5147:13}tons by changing fonts or reducing font-size.

FLDIGI Macro Button Symbols:
R
{5147:14}t/arrow, ‘@>’ = Transmitter START
Pipe, ‘@|’, = Transmitter STOP

Usage: For
{5147:15} macros that START and STOP the transmitter, I add button symbols that indicate
{5147:16}transmitter-status at a glance.

1 rt/arrow & 1 pipe, ‘@>|’ = Macro STARTS, ex
{5147:17}ecutes, STOPS transmitter
2 rt/arrow, ‘@>>’ = Macro STARTS transmitter, execute
{5147:18}s, and ends with transmitter running
2 pipes, ‘@||’, Macro executes, and STOPS
{5147:19}transmitter
These symbols are helpful on macros that precede or follow keyboard
{5147:20} entry.

{5147:EOF}
{5147:EOT}

DE K7KY K

DE W7ZAP
File : ORCAck-inMacros.txt
{5147}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:13:01p 03:13:01z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO MY AMP BUT I COULD REKcpc MESSAGE THANkS FOR YOUR TIME ON THE NET AS ALWAYS VERY GOOD SEE YOU ON WDN THURSDAY 73’S TO ALL GOOD NIGHT

FB Gene Tnx for working w/us!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

My apologies. Pay attention, exercise is brisk. duhhhhhh!
BTW what do with the image? email it to NCS?

Yes, pls… email to ncs@orcadigitalnet.com (along w/the 2nd one at the end of net) Thanks Tom
BK

Over to Jaye KE6SLS 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ARS KE6SLS. Jaye in Eureka! California. Running 50 watts on Delta Vee.

w6zap, s9 11db, 100%, FLmsg 100%, P3,
k7ky, s8 12db, 100% FLamp 100%
WB7EUX, s4 3db, FLamp 100%! x2 :)
KG7D, s7 10db, FLamp 100%
K7LDW, s4 -6db, 60% cp
W1EEP, s4 3db, 100%
W7WSV, no copy

k7ky took quite a dip (from S8 to S2) about 8:10 Pacific, but still 100%. Great test of using FLdigi/FLamp for important file exchange!

HARC has started using the ‘no touch’ rule and instead use an elbow bump in lue of hand shakes, hugs etc.

Humboldt county OES and Caltrans are conducting an exercise 25Mar2020 with the goal of finding out how Caltran’s mobile communications rig will work in the field. The goal is to contact our sister counties: Del Norte , Trinity , and Mendocino via HF and perhaps VHF. Exercise will run from 10am through noon on the 25th. This exercise is still in planning stage.

Great signals for the most part, but sadly, could not copy the AZ station tonight which is odd, as I work a lot of AZ ops on phone throughout the week. I think the time change is working in our favor.

I will miss the WDN Thursday, we have an ISS training exercise here. Only wish the ISS gear was still working :(

Great sun today. Full batteries means good RF for this old hippie!

73 all, STAY WELL!

Jaye, ke6sls

Great report Jaye and solid signal… ur ant is working well!
BK
K6ETA Steve ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WDN_Update_3-10-2020.b2s]4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
K6ETA 20201103031845
:hdr_ed:21
K6ETA 20201103030103

:mg:497 Western Digital Net Update

Thanks to ORCA ops & some new stations, we now have a sustained roster of 12-15 stations. We have already passed important west-of-the-Rockies COVID 19 updates and regional situational reports.

Pse join us on Thursday at this time/freq!

pse check westerndigitalnet.org for more.

73 to ORCA (still the best in the west!)

PS. WB7EUX was FAST to parse the instructions and assemble his traffic! Good having traffic ready so fast, even if it was a bit early! < K6ETA
[WRAP:chksum 1756][WRAP:end] … end

Good message Steve… looking forward to WDN on Thurs. And yes Tom is fast!
BK

Over to Greg KG7D 4 Comments < W7ZAP

As usual I have a good copy on W1EEP Gene
Strong copy on K6SLS jay
WB7EUX Could lightly see trace on WF, but no copy..
K7LDW Could lightly see trace on WF, but no copy..
W7WSV Nothing heard…
W7ZAP Good and full copy on NCS
K7KY 100% copy in first Flamp round. Macro file was light on WF but mainly copied Missed 9 blocks. Hope to fill after the net.

I don’t do anythng with the local clubs.
Supprised my signal is so strong. Same setup, Same 35 watts. Same OCF Dipole. Just one of those nights.

Thanks for another fun net
de KG7D k

Good report Greg… never know what kind of band condx we’ll get!
BK

Over to Don K7LDW 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de K7LDW POOR CONDITIONS HERE TONIGHT K7KY -4 T0 -7 DB USUALLY +6 OR BETTER. COULD NOT COPY FLAMP MFSK128 AT ALL. PIECED TOGETHER THE MESSAGE AND NO CHANGES IN PROTOCOLS HERE, EXERCISING COMMON SENSE IN CONTACT WITH OTHERS . NOW K7KY COMING IN AT +4. 73’S de K7LDW

Good to have you working with us Don. Ur solid in OR tonight.
BK
W7WSV Steve ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

de W7WSV
NCS: W7ZAP: S7, 3 dB
MFSK 128-43%
MFSK64-100%

Traffic: W1EEP S6, -2 dB
WB7EUX S5, -8 dB 71%
KG7D S6, -3 dB 100%
K7LDW n/a
K7KY S6, -10 dB

K7KY sig had dropped badly-no cpy on MFSK64 on macros.
Sorry abt missing check in relay-I had the macro ready but too slow on the button…
Six cases of CoVid 19 here in AZ to date. Still way too much conflicting info, reports from so-called “experts” and professionals.
73 GE to all. W7WSV

Solid copy that time Steve. Makes a difference when u don’t have QRM!
BK

Over to Doug K7KY 4 Comments < W7ZAP

stnt e‰~lRludxt tdtaisnjI wSt
Before RSID: <<2020-03-11T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
‚7Di t cb

TU Mindy we’ll do better fillilng my file after net I was using the other antenna and will be back on the first one then we’ve been seeing a bit of QRM on ORCA the last 4 sessions a wide wattery sounding signal directly on 1500 but, it’s really not bothered us as I suspect it’s intended.. it would be a big problem on Phone, but not much trouble on digital it hasn’t stopped one file from completing so far btn < K7KY

Thanks Doug.
BK
Any further comments or questions from ACTIVE stns? < NCS

For MONITORING STNS we’ll call by STATE/REGION.
(Pls use pre-tone to avoid doubles)

Calling MONITORING stns KANSAS and EAST for COMMENTS < NCS

Any comments from OR stations? < NCS

No comments from wb7eux and thanks again for a fun net. I’ve advertised this on our local FB group. I hope some more ops get on board! 73 Tom de wb7eux

WB7EUX < W7ZAP That’s great Tom & tnx! We haven’t had many OR Ops.. just a few.. good to hv u on board
BK
Any comments from WA stns? < NCS

K7LDW de KB7VX

Last week, I manually and erroneously selected MFSK-128L rather than MFSK-128 before the FLAMP exercise. The FLAMP was sent in MFSK-128, so I had no copy. Is it best to allow RSID or to select the mode manually? I see that if one selects manually, it turns off RSID, so the second sending of FLAMP would be missed as well unless one is really fast in turning RSID back on.

It is a good thing my wife opted not to visit her cousing in Santa Rosa. She has just come down with a bad cough, sinus congestion, and vomiting. No fever so far.

Today:
FLAMP 100% in MFSKO-128
Traffic: WB7EUS 100%
KG7D 100%
W7WSV no copy because of wide QRM
K7KY macro FLAMP no copy — signal was strong but just received gibberish. No preamble?

Good report Bruce. I think u should have RxID enabled and it will do mode changes automatically. Hope ur wife feels better soon. A little worrisom. We can work w/ u after the net if I didnt answer ur ?
BK
Any comments from CA stns < NCS

Any monitoring stns anywhere wish to COMMENT?? < NCS

NCS de AE&LM

EAE7LM < W7ZAP Go ahead David < NCS

Copy in Hailey very variable. Tnx for the relays.
AE7LM

EAE7LM < W7ZAP Solid copy on ur signal. Band seems to be poor overall though. Tnx for working with us.
BK
Any comments from any stn anywhere? < NCS

K7KY de KG5DGI – SOME GOOD, SOME BAD TONIGHT. 2 MESSAGES @100%; 1 @ ZERO %; 1 @29%, 1 @ 67%. NO WF INTERFERENCE TONIGHT, STILL SOME PIDDLE 73’S de KG5DGI k

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Good report Ed… thnx for hanging in there and woking thru tough condx
BK
Anyone else w/comments?? < NCS

Any late ck-ins b4 we close? < NCS

ORCA NET NCS ORCA NET NCS de WY7SJM
WY7SJM WY7SJM kn

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Stephen Casper,WY in&out
Good to have u ck-in Tnx
Any comments? < NCS

Any other late ck-ins?? Come now < NCS

2040L – 0340Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

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

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

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201103034109
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201103003833

:mg:788 ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/MAR/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 23
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KE8CYC John Dimondale,MI in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out VidID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out RELAY: K6ETA
WY7SJM Stephen Casper,WY in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 3544][WRAP:end] … end

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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
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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
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