10/NOV/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/NOV/20 Check-in/Rotation:
Check-ins: 22
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX @ 20:00
__K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
__K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only

Band condx continue to be mysterious. One-way propagation is no longer unusual. Our path to Dave K7DV in Idaho Falls,ID has been strange for weeks. We still usually copy Dave well, but he has difficulty decoding us. With condx like this, it’s hard to tell what’s up when stations don’t respond to NCS. Did the band drop them? Are they also watching TV? Did their station choke? Are they Ck-In with the wrong identifier? All we know is they don’t answer when called. Stuff happens; things occasionally go astray. Whatever the event, it lengthens the net.

The Comment Round made it clear that winter is upon us already. Temps in the mid-teen’s reported from NM to ID. Not the best news with COVID19 infections on the rise.

Please make sure you’re following the ck-in protocol. We intended ck-in to be simple for members and NCS. ORCA’s Roster is more detailed than most nets; it takes more time and steps to compile. We formulated ck-in protocols to enable compiling a detailed Roster with with minimal exchange.

Amateur nets have much in common and they also differ widely. Each net has protocols that define net operations. Net Protocols aren’t just suggestions; they define net operations. We’ve made an effort to present them clearly. If you’re sending QRU at ck-in, please review our Ck-In Protocol. QRU is a valid reply when NCS calls you for Comments and you have no comments (traffic). QRU at ck-in is redundant. We’re a Training net. We practice traffic-handling, but we don’t handle actual traffic (emergencies excepted).

Regular ORCA Ops Ck-In with one of two protocols. ‘CALLSIGN’ Only for stations participating in net activities. ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ for stations Monitoring only. QNX is code for ‘pse excuse me from the net’. You’re checking in and out with a single exchange. QNX stations are not engaged in any net events; they may Monitor or QRT as they please. Stations that ck-in with CALLSIGN Only are Active and engaged in all net activities. It’s important to get this right at Ck-In so we don’t waste net-time calling QRTs.

Images from the net:

RX #1: K0PHP Columbia, MO
RX #2: K0PHP Columbia, MO
RX #1: KG7VVN, Beryl UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KB7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We really apperciate your participation. We hope to work with you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

So far I have:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
BK
K6ETA < W7ZAP Steve are u QNX or *? < W7ZAP

K6ETA < W7ZAP Steve are u QNX or *? < W7ZAP

K6ETA < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA QNX
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M Steve, Walton OR QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
Good signal Steve
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
de K7LGM k

a h 0zqK7LGM < W7ZAP u active tonight Larry? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7Z~l de Kex Àas tuning up QRU k

K7LGM < W7ZAP QRU no traffic… u plan to do FLAMP exercise? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
I will start up FLAMP de K7LGm, Palm Springs CA

K7LGM < W7ZAP QSL Larry
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

N7RBP MEDFORD, OREGON IN AND OUT PSE K
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
Good signal Bob
BK
Next?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W5CLE W5CLE QNX

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
Strong signal Charles
BK
Next?? < NCS

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
And a strong signal from u Richard
BK
Next?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W7Zap
de W7SOT k

W7SOT < W7ZAP TU Scott
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
Good to see u back on the air Scott
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

Last stn agn pse @ 1500WF < W7ZAP

CAn anyon erelay the last stn? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

K0PHP K0PHP QNX

K0PHP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
Good signal Chris
BK
Next 4 ck-in?
BK

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K7DV

K7DV < W7ZAP TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
GE Dave
BK

K6ETA* < W7ZAP RR Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

K7HDX Ron Cedar City, Utah QNX

K7HDX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
Good signal Ron
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

W7ZAP de W7SOT did you get my check-in was off freq. a bit.>

W7SOT < W7ZAP Didnt know that was u, but I did have u on the log… ur active right?? BTU < W7ZAP

yes, I am active tonight

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

WB7EUX

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

KS6M

KS6M < W7ZAP QSL John
KS6M John Oakland,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP
W7WSV W7WSV

NCS de ke6sls*
TU

W7WSV < W7ZAP TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
BK

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

K7LDW active

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

kg7fgt

KG7FGT < W7ZAP QSL David
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA/W7ZAP < *KG7VVN

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

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT

2020-11-10 19:29:20p 03:29:20z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

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

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

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

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

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. 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 will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

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

—–

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

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

W7WSV Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In.
Not nnÀ2etg NCS? Check in here … < W7Wo[e

NIL…<W7WSV

Thanks Steve
BK
Was there a VidID at 2000WF? Come agn pse < W7ZAP

Nothing seen
BK

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]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201111033443
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201111002753
<blankform>
:mg:645 ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/NOV/20 Check-in/Rotation:
Check-ins:
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 315C][WRAP:end] … end

^r
Anyone need roster reTX? < W7ZAP

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex195.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.

If you’ve joined ORCA just this year, you may wonder why some stations ck-in with an *
after their Callsign. We adopted this protocol to help manage participation in the FLAMP
Exercise. We found that working more than ten stations takes too long and extends net
time beyond 1.5hr. 1.5hr is a long time to remain focused on net flow. We try to keep
the nets between 1 & 1.5hr.

To limit Exercise participation we authorized twelve stations to add an * to their Call
at Ck-In, ‘When they anticipate the Exercise might exceed ten stations’. We chose these
stations for their digital competence and time with ORCA. When we have more than ten for
the Exercise, we’ll ask one or more of these Ops to sit-out. We also skip the * stations
for the Traffic round; they’re only called for Comments. The following stations may
Ck-In with an * when they think the FLAMP Exercise might exceed ten stations:

K6ETA Steve
W7LUX Joe
WA7HHE Brad
KI7TPD Fred
KR7KR Ken
K6QOG Bill
W1EEP Gene
K7DV Dave
KE6SLS Jaye
KA7FOO Doug
KG7VVN Bruno
KB7VX Bruce

These Ops know ORCA practice routines intimately. They don’t mind to skip a practice
session now and then, leaving room for newer stations. There are many other ORCA Ops
with similar knowledge and skill, but twelve has been sufficient to manage the FLAMP
Exercise. Thanks for supporting ORCA DIGITAL NET. It’s your support and participation
that makes the net an effective learning experience.

Remember: Steve K6ETA is looking for NCS volunteers to assist with Western Digital Net.
Steve is selling his house in Petaluma,CA and has removed the antennas he used for WDN.
It’s an opportunity to support to our only west-coast digital Traffic net and learn digital
NCS routines. Steve has organized WDN intuitively; with a little application, you will
soon be conducting nets like a pro.

Thanks for emailing the original Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

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

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in THOR-100, 352wpm, 1800hz).
We’ll fill with THOR 50×1 (176wpm, 900hz), & THOR-22 (78wpm,
524hz). Check your filters. WIDE mode ahead… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:41Z THOR 100 @ 1493>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 53BD>{5A48}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 1A78>{5A48}20201110190746:ex195.txt
<ID 16 698D>{5A48}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 188C>{5A48}419 6 80
<DESC 12 FC95>{5A48}ex#195
<DATA 88 2ADD>{5A48:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In a PC Te
<DATA 88 D46D>{5A48:2}xt-Editor, create a file named, URCALL_ex195.txt. Scroll up in the RX window to
<DATA 88 6488>{5A48:3}the Preamble; copy the paragraph that describes our Ck-In Protocol. Paste that p
<DATA 88 767B>{5A48:4}aragraph into the new file and Save.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise,
<DATA 88 283F>{5A48:5}send that file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘Q
<DATA 27 091B>{5A48:6}ST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 5
<CNTL 10 80D2>{5A48:EOF}
<CNTL 10 20DE>{5A48:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:42Z THOR 100 @ 1493>>

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 … K7LGM

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
W7SOT

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
No COpy

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex195.txt
<MISSING 14 2C31>{5A48}PREAMBLE
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex195.txt
<MISSING 15 F5EB>{5A48}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex195.txt
<MISSING 12 B32B>{5A48}1 2 3
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7LDW

No Copy de K7LDW

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7FGT

DE KG7FGT
File : ex195.txt
<MISSING 12 E328>{5A48}1 2 6
DE KG7FGT K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:46Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 53BD>{5A48}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 1A78>{5A48}20201110190746:ex195.txt
<ID 16 698D>{5A48}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 188C>{5A48}419 6 80
<DESC 12 FC95>{5A48}ex#195
<DATA 88 2ADD>{5A48:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In a PC Te
<DATA 88 D46D>{5A48:2}xt-Editor, create a file named, URCALL_ex195.txt. Scroll up in the RX window to
<DATA 88 6488>{5A48:3}the Preamble; copy the paragraph that describes our Ck-In Protocol. Paste that p
<DATA 88 767B>{5A48:4}aragraph into the new file and Save.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise,
<DATA 88 283F>{5A48:5}send that file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘Q
<DATA 27 091B>{5A48:6}ST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 5
<CNTL 10 80D2>{5A48:EOF}
<CNTL 10 20DE>{5A48:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:47Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1499>>
K7LGM

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7SOT

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WB7EUX KS6M

DE WB7EUX
File : ex195.txt
<MISSING 15 F5EB>{5A48}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex195.txt
<MISSING 8 7A5K nu n5A48}1
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7LDW

DE k7LDW
File : ex195.txt
<MISSING 15 F5EB>{5A48}CONFIRMED
DE k7LDW K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7FGT

DE KG7FGT
File : ex195.txt
<MISSING 15 F5EB>{5A48}CONFIRMED
DE KG7FGT K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:50Z THOR 22 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 53BD>{5A48}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 1A78>{5A48}20201110190746:ex195.txt
<ID 16 698D>{5A48}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 188C>{5A48}419 6 80
<DESC 12 FC95>{5A48}ex#195
<DATA 88 2ADD>{5A48:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In a PC Te
<DATA 88 D46D>{5A48:2}xt-Editor, create a file named, URCALL_ex195.txt. Scroll up in the RX window to
<DATA 88 6488>{5A48:3}the Preamble; copy the paragraph that describes our Ck-In Protocol. Paste that p
<DATA 88 767B>{5A48:4}aragraph into the new file and Save.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise,
<DATA 88 283F>{5A48:5}send that file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘Q
<DATA 27 091B>{5A48:6}ST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 5
<CNTL 10 80D2>{5A48:EOF}
<CNTL 10 20DE>{5A48:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:53Z THOR 22 @ 1499>>
K7LGM

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7SOT

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7WSV

QRU <W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Well, that’s it for the Exercise not everyone signed up for the Exercise tonite was actually ready BTN < K7KY

Nice THOR demo Doug – tnx!

THOR-100 (1) confirm
THOR-50×1 (3) confirm
THOR-22 (0)

Got an email from W7SOT… having issues will move to QNX
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:55:56p 03:55:56z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

NCS <W6DLW, QNX

W6DLW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
GE Dennis
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

K7NOJ QNX

K7NOJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
Good signal Randy
BK
anyone else?? < W7ZAP

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Larry K7LGM < W7ZAP

Looks like we lost Larry
BK
K7DV < W7ZAP Dave how copy? Ur up 4 traffic < NCS

Over to Tom WB7EUX 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE WB7EUX

<PROG 21 B5C0>{B490}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 37 4D7F>{B490}20201111035326:WB7EUX_ex195.txt
<ID 22 4C14>{B490}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 4769>{B490}378 4 96
<DATA 104 7E55>{B490:1}If you’ve joined ORCA just this year, you may wonder why some stations ck-in with an *
after the
<DATA 104 BF8E>{B490:2}ir Callsign. We adopted this protocol to help manage participation in the FLAMP
Exercise. We fou
<DATA 104 3580>{B490:3}nd that working more than ten stations takes too long and extends net
time beyond 1.5hr. 1.5hr
<DATA 98 10B7>{B490:4}is a long time to remain focused on net flow. We try to keep
the nets between 1 & 1.5hr.

<CNTL 10 E18B>{B490:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4187>{B490:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex195.txt
<MISSING 15 04E8>{B490}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is John KS6M < NCS

W7ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 21 72C3>{90BA}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 640E>{90BA}20201111034715:KS6M_ex195.txt
<ID 26 BCA0>{90BA}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 CEA0>{90BA}132 3 64
<DATA 72 A441>{90BA:1}ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send:
<DATA 72 E7FC>{90BA:2}’CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < N
<DATA 12 526E>{90BA:3}CS

<CNTL 10 065D>{90BA:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A651>{90BA:EOT}

DE KS6M K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex195.txt
<MISSING 15 6297>{90BA}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Don K7LDW 4 Traffic < NCS

QST DE k7LDW

<PROG 18 1ED0>{6F29}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 36 50BD>{6F29}20201111035659:K7LDW-ex195.txt
<ID 27 0838>{6F29}k7LDW Rigby ID DN43bq
<SIZE 14 EC26>{6F29}407 7 64
<DATA 72 CBA5>{6F29:1}{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1504\cocoasubrtf830
{\fonttbl\f0
<DATA 72 B5AF>{6F29:2}\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}
{\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue25

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE k7LDW BK

srri wrong txt editor de K7LDW

No worries!
BK

KG7FGT David ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE KG7FGT

<PROG 18 2575>{138C}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 17C5>{138C}20201111034849:KG7FGT_ex195.txt
<ID 17 5CC3>{138C}KG7FGT CN95
<SIZE 14 E6F6>{138C}155 3 64
<DATA 72 9427>{138C:1}REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or Vi
<DATA 72 45AD>{138C:2}dID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op?
<DATA 35 DB21>{138C:3}Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

<CNTL 10 F6A0>{138C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 56AC>{138C:EOT}

DE KG7FGT K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KG7FGT_ex195.txt
<MISSING 15 B6C9>{138C}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:05:46p 04:05:46z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Steve K6ETA < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W7ZAP < K6ETA

REPORT FROM PORTABLE DIPOLE

W1EEP Gene Pine Pine Valley,UT +4 dB 100% KBD
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA <<<<TX>>>>
KW6M Steve Walton,OR — dB 0% KBD
K7LGM Larry Palm Springs,CA —— 0% KBD
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR —— 0% KBD
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA —— 0% KBD
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA —— 0% KBD
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR +7 dB 100% KBD
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO —— 0% KBD
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID -3 dB 80% KBD
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT +3 dB 100% KBD
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR +1 dB 100% KBD
KS6M John Oakland,CA +12 dB 100% KBD
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ —— 0% KBD
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA -5 dB 80% KBD
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID —— 0% KBD Later -5 dB 90% FLAmp
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR -2 dB 100% KBD
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT +2 dB 100% KBD
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT -9 dB 40% KBD

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings OR NCS +6 to +9 dB 100% KBD
K7KY Doug Brookings OR +10 dB 100% KBD THOR100 FLAmp 100%

Doug and Mindy were only -10 dB 40% KBD before Net, so the path improved.

Stations with poor RX were earlier… may have improved.

1st Image – PERFECT

It seems like the portable 80M dipole MAY work for WDN …we will give it a try on Thursday!

73 from K6ETA Steve in Sonoma County, CA < K6ETA

Steve ur signal has come up (S9 +10) 9dB… band must be getting a little better. Good report :-)
Nice work on ur antenna!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Larry K7LGM < NCS

Looks like we lost Larry
BK
Next 4 Comments is Dave K7DV < NCS

Lost Dave too
BK

Over to Tom WB7EUX 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS < WB7EUX – Six inches of snow yesterday caused some traffic problems around the county. A more severe storm was forecast starting this morning and lasting until

tomorrow morning. However that storm has yet to materialize.

Thanks for the net and 73! de WB7EUX.

Wow! Thats a quick start to winter.
Take care!
BK
KS6M John ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS and net < I have no comments this evening.
Stay well and happy! 73. < KS6M

RR John and ur S9+ 10 good signal
BK

Over to Jaye KE6SLS 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA de ARS ke6sls. Jaye in Eureka! California using 50 watts on the big M.

w7zap, 8db, 100%, P5, FLmsg 100%,
k7ky, 11db, 100%, FLamp 100%,
K7LGM —
W7SOT, 5db, 100%,
K7DV —
WB7EUX, 1db-8db, 100%, FLamp 100%,
KS6M, -9db, 100%, FLamp 100%,
W7WSV, -12db, 25%, Wish I had better cpy on you om!
K7LDW, 1db, 100%,
KG7FGT, 6db, 100%, FLamp 100%,
K6ETA, 9db, 100%, Impressive impromptu antenna om!

Oh but BURRRRRR it’s cold out tonight. Another “hard freeze” warning is out for Eureka tonight. Already missing those warm evenings. .

For kicks, reduced gain so ncs was at -18db and thor22 still printed 100%! Wow. BTW, this station can also confirm Thor100 RX tonight.

Wonderful seeing/hearing all the ORCA Digital ops tonight.

Be well, stay WARM, and hope to see you all again next week.

73
Jaye ke6sls

Jaye ur S9 +25! 8dB. Nice report
A freeze? Cold wx for quite a few stns. Stay warm
BK
K7LDW Don ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

K7KY DE k7LDW

<PROG 18 6D40>{D38A}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 36 859E>{D38A}20201111040536:K7LDW.ex195.txt
<ID 27 3FD3>{D38A}k7LDW Rigby ID DN43bq
<SIZE 13 EE17>{D38A}64 1 64
<DATA 72 2EC8>{D38A:1}
Accidentally cleared my rx screen so could not copy protocol.
<CNTL 10 86FB>{D38A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 26F7>{D38A:EOT}

DE k7LDW K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : K7LDW.ex195.txt
<MISSING 15 BBB6>{D38A}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Things happen… nice recovery on FLAMP
BK
Next 4 Comments is David KG7FGT < NCS

ORCA de KG7FGT
Signal Report from CN95
W7ZAP +11dB
W7WSV No Copy
K7KY +10dB
W7SOT +6dB
K7DV No Copy
WB7EUX -4dB 60% FLAMP
KS6M -6dB 0% FLAMP
K7LDW +3dB 38% FLAMP before abort, 100% second try
K7LGM No Copy
K6ETA 2dB
KE6SLS +5dB

Seeing lots of wild swings in signal strength. I think the time change pulling us off the gray line might have something to do with it, but I’m just guessing.

Clackamas county (my QTH) is going to have additional COVID restrictions applied soon. In comparison to what is currently in place they are a relatively small change.

My mood has been improved by the good vaccine news. I have friends and family I have not seen in a very long time and I would love to go to the movies.

I am working on learning 3D printing and have ordered a printer from Creality. While putting it together I discovered a small piece missing from the kit. Hopefully

their customer service is good and I can get a new one easily. I don’t even know what the part is called, so if I must buy another i will need to do some research.

73s all around.

David ur S9 +10 7dB. Another good signal report – good guess re signals.
Good luck w/3d printer… sounds like fun
BK
KG7VVN Bruno ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS Mindy/Doug N ORCA Ops. Enjoyed a little hiking in the snow along Coal Creek today. Was gud 2 b out there. Got some snow ( 1-2 inches) on the homestead this

weekend but all melted already. Daytime T 35F Nite T 15F
Sig Rprt:
NCS +2, + 12 db KBD 100% FLAMP THOR-100 (-6,-3db) 100%, 50×1 (-4, +3 db)
K6ETA -5, +3 db KBD 100%
K7LGM No Copy
W7SOT No Copy
K7DV No Copy
WB7EUX -2, +8 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
KS6M -12, +0 db KBD 80% FLAMP 50 %
KE6SLS -1, +1 db KBD 100%
W7WSV -4, -2 db KBD 100%
K7LDW -4,+3 db KBD 100% FLAMP 38% File Abort, 2nd 100%
KG7FGT -12, -3db KBD 70% FLAMP 50%

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

ANother Op w/snow… guess its that time already. Good report Bruno
Tnx!
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-11-11T04:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

We received this note from Bruce KB7VX just b4 net tonite:
“Jack Frost has won. My 40 foot Spiderbeam telescoping mast is frozen solid with the low this morning of 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and a high of just 36. All of my

windows in the camper are also frozen shut. Four inches of snow on top of the camper. Waiting for warmer weather. Bruce KB7VX”

The low in Brookings was predicted to be 38F, but we found hoses in the garden already freezing. Winter is already here. What happened to Indian Summer?

I wish more Ops had completed the FLAMP Exercise. The copy/paste text explains our Ck-In protocol. I hoped this would help those who haven’t read the Preamble. There

are macros on the website that send our Ck-In protocol: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/
< Doug K7KY

Thanks 4 the comments Doug & relaying Bruce’s comments
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:21:37p 04:21:37z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

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

ORCA <W7WSV

<W7WSV

W7WSV < W7ZAP O ver to u Steve < W7ZAP ttn

NCS S6, 3 dB some slow QSB w/ print dropout.
Exercise:
THOR100 S6,h8 h na¡-50 S7, 0 dB 86%
THOR22  no fill
Traffic:
WB7Ú.5, 3 dB 80%
KS6M S5, 0 dB 50%

Sorry, but lost Fldigi again with a repeat problem requiring a restartc zq lem results in broadband noiser’eLss audio passband/ no decode. Very quiet on band tonight

except for W1AW.
Stay safe, well. 73 W7WSV

W7WSV < W7ZAP Better signal now ur S9 and 3dB
95% copy
Tnx for the sig report
BK
ANyone else w/comment b4 we go to the monitoring stns?? < NCS

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

2026L – 0426Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

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