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ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/jan/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 11
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K6RGI Rob Greenbrae,CA
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

80m was noisy tonight, but MFSK-32 was adequate for net business and traffic. Mindy W7ZAP tried MFSK-64 for the weekly FLAMP exercise, but returned to MFSK-32 to complete the message. Christine AF7OK tried PSK125R for her traffic, but it was not copied well either and we returned to MFSK-32 for the remainder of the net. Howard KB6NN printed well here with 3w, but was not copied by everyone tonight. I had good contact with Howard and Jaye KE6SLS in Eureka,CA tonight. I’ve not connected Eureka stations well lately; they’re about 100mi away.

Here’s the test image Gene W1EEP received in UT.

w1eep_2017-01-11
TX: K7KY/OR  RX: W1EEP/UT

Our weekly FLAMP exercise has an additional benefit of needing relays to complete the message. This gives practice in evaluating which net station can best relay to the stations needing fill blocks. Every situation is different. In selecting a relay station, NCS or any station sending FLAMP traffic has to decide which of the stations that CONFIRM is most likely to be heard by those needing fills.

Usually, when members send FLAMP practice traffic during the Traffic session, I conduct the REPORT round. You can conduct the REPORT round for your FLAMP traffic if you like. Let me know before you begin if you want to do it yourself. Please use our regular REPORT routine of prompting members with their callsign only, beginning at the top of the rotation list.

Steve K7ETA just switched to Linux and he’s learning the new OS. Mindy & I switched to Linux Mint 17.3 from WinXPpro a few months ago. I’m still not up to speed under the hood and I’ve configured my old XP laptop again for fldigi/ORCA. I have to wait too long for fldigi updates to show up in trusted packages. My fldigi suite is seldom current. I plan to run the net from the WinXPpro laptop with no web connection to protect against virus and spyware.

It was a pleasure working with you tonight. I hope you’ll return next Tuesday evening and we can do it again.      73 Doug K7KY

——— Net Log ————–

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

01/10/2017 19:30 PST

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY/NCS, SW/OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

W1HKJ Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors always welcome.

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise by W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

NOTE: LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID

ENABLE: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

FLAMP does not sense FLAMP traffic. Set FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Regular FLAMP practice traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP

REPORTS and one FILL.

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’ < K7KY

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY<STX>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20171101033344

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:320 ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/jan/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 9

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 3CD6][WRAP:end]

… end

Announcements 10/jan/17

Our weekly FLMSG/FLAMP exercise, up next, will distribute ‘ex10.txt’,

an exercise in file manipulation and parsing/following instructions.

You can return this exercise to NCS in FLAMP today, or any practice net.

As always, these exercises are optional; you can send other traffic,

images, or QRU.

Happy Birthday ORCA DIGITAL NET! We’re four years old this month!

Some of you have been with us from the outset, and many have been

with us nearly as long. Thanks for your support and participation.

We’ve developed some effective practice routines and become better

digital operators. Much of the credit goes to veteran digital Ops

who contribute their knowledge and skills to the net.

I used to think I was the only one learning digital NCS, but now I

realize we’re all learning NCS skills. All of our regular members

will be able to conduct a digital net in times of need. You practice

net routines every week and you can easily recall our basic net

structure and quickly organize an effective digital net. I have faith

in you.

Weekly Net Report usually posted next day

at: orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check-ins/Visitors? < K7KY

ALL ORCA Now, we turn the net over to Mindy W7ZAP for the weekly FLAMP exercise… OK Mindy… < K7KY

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Let’s try MFSK-64 and will do any fills in MFSK-32….

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 773A>{162E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 7EAD>{162E}20170111001431:ex10.txt

<ID 26 2D15>{162E}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 15 6E3E>{162E}350 11 32

<DATA 40 50ED>{162E:1}Optional file manipulation exerc

<DATA 40 4BE9>{162E:2}ise.

In FLMSG, create a BLANKF

<DATA 40 9510>{162E:3}ORM file named, ‘URCALL_ex10.b2s

<DATA 40 AF77>{162E:4}’. Copy the following sentence t

<DATA 40 5F6D>{162E:5}o the new file and list your ans

<DATA 40 79B0>{162E:6}wer.

——–

Do you belong to

<DATA 40 273E>{162E:7}any EMCOM/NBEMS org’s? If so, pl

<DATA 40 59BA>{162E:8}ease list them…

——–

Send

<DATA 40 3905>{162E:9} this file to NCS during Traffic

<DATA 41 F6CF>{162E:10} round, using FLAMP.

Change ‘S

<DATA 39 4EB5>{162E:11}end to’, from ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 AFCA>{162E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 0FC6>{162E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Ha Ha that was 5W now let’s try 35w…

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 773A>{162E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 7EAD>{162E}20170111001431:ex10.txt

<ID 26 2D15>{162E}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 15 6E3E>{162E}350 11 32

<DATA 40 50ED>{162E:1}Optional file manipulation exerc

<DATA 40 4BE9>{162E:2}ise.

In FLMSG, create a BLANKF

<DATA 40 9510>{162E:3}ORM file named, ‘URCALL_ex10.b2s

<DATA 40 AF77>{162E:4}’. Copy the following sentence t

<DATA 40 5F6D>{162E:5}o the new file and list your ans

<DATA 40 79B0>{162E:6}wer.

——–

Do you belong to

<DATA 40 273E>{162E:7}any EMCOM/NBEMS org’s? If so, pl

<DATA 40 59BA>{162E:8}ease list them…

——–

Send

<DATA 40 3905>{162E:9} this file to NCS during Traffic

<DATA 41 F6CF>{162E:10} round, using FLAMP.

Change ‘S

<DATA 39 4EB5>{162E:11}end to’, from ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 AFCA>{162E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 0FC6>{162E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try

to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button

or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …

W1EEP

NO COPY AT ALL

WB6SDR

DE WB6SDR

File : ex10.txt

<MISSING 15 23C3>{162E}CONFIRMED

DE WB6SDR K

K7DV

DE K7DV

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 17 4A25>{162E}2 3 6 8 11

DE K7DV K

KE6SLS

KE6SLS

ORCA de ke6sls

guess if flamp doesn’t rcv anything, the report button will not function.

de ke6sls k

AF7OK

DE AF7OK

File : ex10.txt

<MISSING 15 23C3>{162E}CONFIRMED

DE AF7OK K

KB6NN

DE KB6NN

File : ex10.txt

<MISSING 15 23C3>{162E}CONFIRMED

DE KB6NN K

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex10.txt

<MISSING 15 23C3>{162E}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE W7ZAP BK

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex10.txt

<MISSING 15 23C3>{162E}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

I’m going to resend the file in MFSK32 to learn about propagation tonight… standby…

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 773A>{162E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 7EAD>{162E}20170111001431:ex10.txt

<ID 26 2D15>{162E}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 15 6E3E>{162E}350 11 32

<DATA 40 50ED>{162E:1}Optional file manipulation exerc

<DATA 40 4BE9>{162E:2}ise.

In FLMSG, create a BLANKF

<DATA 40 9510>{162E:3}ORM file named, ‘URCALL_ex10.b2s

<DATA 40 AF77>{162E:4}’. Copy the following sentence t

<DATA 40 5F6D>{162E:5}o the new file and list your ans

<DATA 40 79B0>{162E:6}wer.

——–

Do you belong to

<DATA 40 273E>{162E:7}any EMCOM/NBEMS org’s? If so, pl

<DATA 40 59BA>{162E:8}ease list them…

——–

Send

<DATA 40 3905>{162E:9} this file to NCS during Traffic

<DATA 41 F6CF>{162E:10} round, using FLAMP.

Change ‘S

<DATA 39 4EB5>{162E:11}end to’, from ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 AFCA>{162E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 0FC6>{162E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 4506>{162E}PREAMBLE

DE W1EEP K

K7DV

DE K7DV

File : ex10.txt

<MISSING 15 23C3>{162E}CONFIRMED

DE K7DV K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : ex10.txt

<MISSING 15 23C3>{162E}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

K7DV < W7ZAP

Dave will you pls RELAY the preamble (block 0) to Ralph? TU < W7ZAP

DE < K7DV ROGER STANDBY

DE WB6SDR

File : ex10.txt

<MISSING 15 23C3>{162E}CONFIRMED

DE WB6SDR K

DE K7DV

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 773A>{162E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 7EAD>{162E}20170111001431:ex10.txt

<ID 26 2D15>{162E}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 15 6E3E>{162E}350 11 32

<CNTL 10 AFCA>{162E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 0FC6>{162E:EOT}

DE K7DV K

W1EEP

W1EEP

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Looks like we lost contact with W1EEP. I also goofed when I said that Ralph needed the fill — it was Gene. OK thanks to Dave for the fill and all the rest for working with me on FLAMP.

Back to NCS < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx, Mindy… I like using the FLAMP exercise to introduce different modes… we can experiment with modes while sending short files so we get lots of experience w/o long messages… BREAK any late checkins or visitors? < K7KY

Hearing none, we’ll move along to the Traffic round and we begin with Gene W1EEP if he’s with us… < K7KY

K7KY DOUG ORCA NCS DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 3DEF>{B9E6}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 43 FCC2>{B9E6}20170111020436:ORCA_1-10-17_W1EEP.p2s

<ID 18 0E9D>{B9E6}W1EEP DM37GJ

<SIZE 14 8C26>{B9E6}469 8 64

<DATA 72 B56C>{B9E6:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAG0XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5VwBotwJZi09WCWM9If+jCM

<DATA 72 B8ED>{B9E6:2}aX+0RgQgqGThh19A/hyRvqBDfGoveoHCc82F6dbIr5FyiYbkdoTvOJxbMfBMNaEg

<DATA 72 5093>{B9E6:3}lpZBOfYJxB392uwELcowq1tPDrUXlx5c20LNJO8QgXb98Y/Cf0E6hCnn0LJ1OpIR

<DATA 72 0617>{B9E6:4}/0NYDCUD1aMZwItIxTc/EWDu076gbdoQDjfN/A4jr+P0W9JTZ6iLoJou8D6KX9lU

<DATA 72 4DB7>{B9E6:5}6W2tCp5MDUv/94DlWekEwBLdSQ217DvN9QaMsmVedNOQznexq1oGivNWbnR76LlR

<DATA 72 E11D>{B9E6:6}73USb6Res6oE+S7PAlQ2897XlZRBi12Bgd658DRCu4QtQ78JUwZdrsMR0JoTLWKw

<DATA 72 C34F>{B9E6:7}F3wzqm5lX+0ClCQOoEkivLSLl4HC/kPpUYlui2qRX0kFyAHrxmYvMWmHBZL5Ik+4

<DATA 29 AB90>{B9E6:8}auNH3ejSaYA

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 D9F7>{B9E6:EOF}

<CNTL 10 79FB>{B9E6:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ORCA_1-10-17_W1EEP.p2s

<MISSING 15 AEB4>{B9E6}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W1EEP Good work, Gene and tnx for the nice note.. BREAK WB6SDR Ralph, ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WB6SDR_ex10.b2s]<flmsg>3.00.01

:hdr_fm:22

WB6SDR 20160712085541

:hdr_ed:22

WB6SDR 20160712084155

<blankform>

:mg:736

Tonight’s file modifications:

Do you belong to any EMCOM/NBEMS org’s? If so, please list them…

No, I don’t belong to any of the orgs.

WB6SDR -Ralph

The Oregon Digital Net Reception Report

80M 3.581 MHz @ 1500 Hz date 1/10/17

Mode MFSK32

The following stations were copied at WB6SDR in Folsom CA

STATION NAME QTH LEVEL S/N Flamp TRAFFIC RX OK

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT S9+10 -12

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR S9+10 dB 5

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS S9+20dB 15 Signal Evaluation Image:Good

End of report. Conditions are not very good as of yet.

73’s

BTU NCS

WB6SDR

(-:

[WRAP:chksum C7F0][WRAP:end]

… end

WB6SDR FB Ralph… tu BREAK K7DV Dave ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

DE < K7DV ok im still working on mine get me at the end de K7dv

K7DV OK Dave I’ll be back… BREAK KE6SLS Jaye ur up for traffic…. < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

TU Doug. so far, you are good cp here in Eureka! glad to hear you and Mindy so

well for a long over due change!

okay, here’s two:

NCS DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 EE03>{21D8}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 E693>{21D8}20170111035828:ke6sls.ex10.bs2

<ID 31 6F9B>{21D8}ke6sls Eureka, California

<SIZE 15 17FC>{21D8}273 3 128

<DESC 16 98B1>{21D8}ex10 reply

<DATA 136 662C>{21D8:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADVXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzRfauO+uQ84BacF+VeIUg

v7crplq037uHUuchTWc+ZoWh4CObSp7JP/8NapeUVJRt1

<DATA 136 BBF3>{21D8:2}Xi4yaH+MUxwJ1pB3kSFL5bhOCXxoPU2E4Cx3Bc/ROb8XO2cqdavY6Q+dhu3voKpAIIIl0/VtmFLm+D4wwyh

USJkC9NoxOkIqi5kox+fdIU4a5/+kj/MCCH2YoSjQutP+

<DATA 25 23E4>{21D8:3}mheoA==

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 5382>{21D8:EOF}

<CNTL 10 F38E>{21D8:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ke6sls.ex10.bs2

<MISSING 15 7D13>{21D8}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-2.213]<flmsg>2.0.16.01

:hdr_fm:44

WA6NBG 20171001025453

ke6sls 20171101040533

:hdr_ed:22

WA6NBG 20171001012408

<ics213>

:to:24 Eureka Emergency VHF Net

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2017-01-09

:t1:5 1641L

:sb:48 Bulletins and Annoucements for January 9th, 2017

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:805 The forecast is for wintery weather the next couple of days. Horse Mountain and Pierce Mountain have both had power failures.

The snowy, windy, and icey conditions at the repeater sites may decrease repeater performance to less than required. A few areas are

forecasted to reach flood stage. Be prepared.

A fan dipole antenna has been installed at the new Humboldt Amateur Radio Club’s new location in Eureka with good results so far. More

to follow.

Our first public service event for 2017 is on Saturday, January 28. This is the Clam Beach Run. First two races start at 11:30am. We need

VHF communicators for this event. If you are interested, let WA6NBG know.

Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

This ends the digital bulletin for Januart 9th.

[WRAP:chksum 8FA5][WRAP:end]

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KE6SLS < K7KY Tu Jaye… BREAK AF7OK Christine… ur turn for traffic… I meant to add a paragraph to the Announcement tonight about the new ThreeDotFive digital net, but my text was already getting long…maybe you could give a plug yourself… over < K7KY

K7KY NCS DE AF7OK

<PROG 18 FA3E>{C97D}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 2C49>{C97D}20170111034147:AF70K_ex10.b2s

<ID 26 093A>{C97D}AF7OK Tiller, Oregon

<SIZE 14 3D5A>{C97D}297 5 64

<DESC 32 C29A>{C97D}EmComm/NBEMS organizations

<DATA 72 9D9D>{C97D:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADbXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3PksP5m5Bv+V67nc

<DATA 72 0234>{C97D:2}881h5nGAYU4nr5cqpCVfxIsmkOlBJNj2tz8z9SMVjKsfxRDzXR3bG01evSV1EvsU

<DATA 72 4186>{C97D:3}mYyA2JPZhxRVSnnFrYc4VzpbNMIeI5BkGVYKlwHOQLFIgFF7lyXaHA1f63ji¯guG0 etsóTA 72 B3E7>{C97D:4

}rK76Kfx0mNIk+kj1jn8WOshcGrNkVHeADPvAovcpLCrKDXjW6tl3fX54DRa5VZSY

<DATA 49 1C4F>{C97D:5}/3Qp+AKJDSDriVAMzXlVIzeO2EMQA==

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 9CA2>{C97D:EOF}

<CNTL 10 3CAE>{C97D:EOT}

DE AF7OK K

DE K7KY

File : AF70K_ex10.b2s

<MISSING 10 9FD9>{C97D}3 4

DE K7KY K

K7KY NCS DE AF7OK

<PROG 18 FA3E>{C97D}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 72 4186>{C97D:3}mYyA2JPZhxRVSnnFrYc4VzpbNMIeI5BkGVYKlwHOQLFIgFF7lyXaHA1f63ji85Of

<DATA 72 B3E7>{C97D:4}rK76Kfx0mNIk+kj1jn8WOshcGrNkVHeADPvAovcpLCrKDXjW6tl3fX54DRa5VZSY

<CNTL 10 9CA2>{C97D:EOF}

<CNTL 10 3CAE>{C97D:EOT}

DE AF7OK K

Now MFSK-32 < K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : AF70K_ex10.b2s

<MISSING 15 AEAD>{C97D}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

ALL ORCA I’d like to go around the net quickly and see how every one did with Christine’s mode… here we go…W1EEP

K7KY DE W1EEP I HAVE TROBLE HEARING MINDY TO RECEIVE THE MSG IF YOU WERE TO RELAY THE COMPLETE MSG I THINK I COULD GET IT ALL YOUR PATH IS GREAT BUT THE BAND IS NOT THAT GOOD WITH MINDY SORRY NO COPY AF7OK AT ALL

W1EEP Tnx Gene we don’t have to try that tonight…. I was just wondering how other stations did with the mode both Mindy & I missed 2 or more blocks… I’ll drop this idea now and we’ll continue with traffic round with KB6NN Howard…. < K7KY

QST DE KB6NN

<PROG 18 4479>{8A40}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FI:q 35 8448>{8A40}20170111040013:KB6NN_ex10.b2s

<ID 30 8A60>{8A40}KB6NN Howard, Eureka, Ca

<SIZE 14 7EED>{8A40}265 5 64

QST DE KB6NN BK

<DATA 72 A8E9>{8A40:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADPXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BqhBYmu5ykIZXXbL

<DATA 72 C5EA>{8A40:2}lfc4u2CajhGaMx5GJH25YFxYSTiWMyJJybvkVW9m6urcoBkvq8V9oZeD6LEcX9Hc

<DATA 72 9997>{8A40:3}7DL2qZS6MPspC3fszYsQXXd/peFZC5gm95l8pXDMFZthrMqJ8jVbWnC8fTsvkLQH

<DATA 72 A676>{8A40:4}BKoUCFKBtNzkJRYswrHyK07w81w7fY4Rq21QECgyKtJFNvmXxp5Sj0PgDA1AAA=

<DATA 17 A2F7>{8A40:5}[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 588B>{8A40:EOF}

<CNTL 10 F887>{8A40:EOT}

QST DE KB6NN K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 8BA3>{8A40}PREAMBLE

DE K7KY K

QST DE KB6NN

<PROG 18 4479>{8A40}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 8448>{8A40}20170111040013:KB6NN_ex10.b2s

<ID 30 8A60>{8A40}KB6NN Howard, Eureka, Ca

<SIZE 14 7EED>{8A40}265 5 64

<CNTL 10 588B>{8A40:EOF}

<CNTL 10 F887>{8A40:EOT}

QST DE KB6NN BK

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : KB6NN_ex10.b2s

<MISSING 15 58CD>{8A40}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

OOps on QST – I had it right then changed it…

KB6NN

KB6NN Howard…. the QST is difficult to manage… if you wipe all the files in waiting, it goes back to QST

BREAK K6ETA Steve ur turn for Traffic…. < K7KY

All ORCA Stations DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 186F>{A7CE}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 39 29E0>{A7CE}20170111040605:k6eta.ex10.bs2.txt

<ID 29 F560>{A7CE}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 AFA5>{A7CE}264 5 64

<DESC 14 16CA>{A7CE}Exercise

<DATA 72 A04B>{A7CE:1}This is my first night using Linux, and FLWrap is VERY different

<DATA 72 7B86>{A7CE:2}, so no wrap, sorry.

Do you belong to any EMCOM/NBEMS org’s? If

<DATA 72 B124>{A7CE:3} so, please list them…

Sonoma County ACS

Marin County RACES

<DATA 72 52B4>{A7CE:4}I also copied the 5W FLAmp on 5W MKSK64, so the band is long!

<DATA 16 5F6E>{A7CE:5} K6ETA

<CNTL 10 A60F>{A7CE:EOF}

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ALL ORCA Mindy W7ZAP is QRU tonight so we can return to Dave K7DV in ID < K7KY

ALL ORCA OK Dave may have been called to work again… BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check-ins/Visitors? < K7KY

NCS K7KY ORCA Net DE K7DV

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DE < K7DV ok I miised what you wanted me to do but can help in any way de K7dv

K7DV FB Dave…. Nothing now, I was just coming back for your traffic… tu BREAK did I miss a late check in? < K7KY

ALL ORCA NIL OK we can move along to the comment portion of the net, beginning at the top with Gene W1EEP…. < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP THE NET SOME TIMES HAS IT CHALLENGES BUT WE CONTINUE TO TRY TO FIND THE BEST SOLUTION AND IN MOST CASES IT IS JUST PAY ATTENTION AND FOLLOW YOUR SKILLS IN WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED. THX

W1EEP < K7KY Good point, Gene… Even when we’ve difficulty and make mistakes, I think it’s useful experience… we’eve really made solid advancement in digital skills over the years… Thanks for your participation BREAK WB6SDR

Ralph..it ur turn for comments and you’ll be happy to hear there’s another Op working on a RP3 digital station Joe in WA, I forgot his call right now, but he’s following along your path… over to you… < K7KY

Tough conditions tonight, No comments otherwise. Ok on the RPi

73’s and BTU NCS K7KY de WB6SDR

WB6SDR Tnx, Ralph.. BREAK K6RGI agn pse < K7KY

Late check-in de k6rgi btu k

K6RGI < K7KY GE Bob… tnx for checking in tonight it’s been awhile… I’ll stop back for you at the end of the comment round tu BREAK

K7DV Dave ur up for comments… < K7KY

K7KY In The ORCA Network de K7DV …I hear most stations tonight and the Flamp gets thru when other type of files dont, thanks for letting me participate with you… ur doing an awesome Job… all of you. . What is the rp3 digital station? you can answer on the e-mail or wherever but u dont need to here 73 back to net K7KY de K7DV

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K7KY DE < K7DV did you get that

K7DV RR Dave… RP3= Raspberry Pi 3 sri… jBREAK KE6SLS Jaye… ur turn for comments… < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

Will here’s mud in ur eye! :)

Jaye’s report follows.

Jaye, ke6sls in Eureka! California. Running 75 watts into a balanced feeder to low short dipole.

k7ky s9 11db 100% with qsb, p4

kb6nn s7 0db 100%

k6eta s8 2db 100%

w7zap s9 8db 100%

w1eep s7 -10db 10%, 70% on comments

sb6sdr s7/s8 -8db 40%

k7dv s7 -14db 0%

af7ok s8/s9 6db–snr24db! 100% — nice change up with your psk125r tonight!

k7dv no copy at all here

k6rgi — — 100% qso too short to catch signal report

severe weather here. 200% of normal rainfall for the year. Still raining and windy here, many roads closed to flooding and land slides. We have also had massive power outages that are affecting both coastal and inland towns and rural areas. We are expecting major flooding tonight and through the morning of Wednesday. This op is grateful for the solar powered ham shack and very good station batteries—we have not had much sun lately! Guess that is one reason I am here tonight!

wa6nbg still doesn’t have HF rig. Working on it.

Where the hell is Tiller, Oregon? Oh, there you are! Good work Christine! :)

I enjoyed the change up tonight Doug/Mindy. Wish I could cp the more dx signals better though. Too much local noise at my qth.

Had a great dinner. Made my Mums green bean casserole and as usual, 3 parts bean dish to one amazing breaded pork chop. yum yum on a cold, windy, dark, wet, icky night!

We probably have a new DIGI ham lurking–kk6kfb (Chris) near Morgan Hill, CA. He plans to take the general exam soon, already has a radio and antennas!

Hope to hear you all agn next week.

73

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS Tnx Jaye… I’m solid in favor of solar and batteries… BREAK AF7OK Christine ur turn for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK Is it my turn? k

AF7OK < K7KY RR ur turn…. how are you copying me? < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK I just missed my call sign. Everything else is coming through. Ok, here’s my pitch…

All ORCA de AF7OK

I have been using 20w tonight. Can you tell?

The Five Dot Three Net has added a digital net from 1215 to 1245 Pacific Time on 5346.5 kHz, wf 1500 Hz, starting with MFSK32. Yesterday, I sent an image and then sent four messages in different

modes using FLMSG. The modes I used were MFSK32, MFSK64, Olivia 8-500 and THOR22.

This is more of an introduction to FLDIGI and FLMSG for people who haven’t used it before. When

the participants seem to have these two programs working, then I will move on to sending messages

using FLAMP.

There were at least 20 participants that sent a reception report and most people received all messages

and the two images. A couple of people said that FLDIGI didn’t change modes for them. One of them

has just started using it, so I think the settings weren’t set correctly.

Please join us every Monday for the digital portion of the net, as well as the voice check in net starting

at 1300 Pacific Time.

de AF7OK k

AF7OK < K7KY Nice pitch…. and, ur digital net is off to a good beginning, I think BREAK KB6NN Howard… fire up that 3w and make some comments < K7KY

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ORCA 01-10-17 730PM KB6NN Reception Report

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT – s/n -11

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA – s/n +4

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID – s/n -11

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA – s/n +10

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR – s/n +5

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA –

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA – s/n -8

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU – s/n +5

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS – s/n +9

K6RGI Robert Greenbrae,CA s/n -10

Compared even with yesterday, signals here are much stronger. Oh, I remember, today I took down the lights – I think the string was absorbing some signal! The above report was modified as we went along. Generally, signals were better at the start of the net.

de KB6NN

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KB6NN TU Howard printed perfectly here… I’d like to take a moment here and see how Dave K7DV heard you…. BREAK K7DV Dave how did you copy the last msg? < K7KY

K7KY DE < K7DV I didnt hear him this time but i could hear him earlier I have a high noise level tonigt ir id have him good job opn the 3 watts de K7dv

Tnx Dave… it would have been remarkable of you printed 3w BREAK K6ETA Steve…. ur up for comments….. I recently moved your macro button and now, I can’t find it quickly any more… over < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA Again, just trying out the Linux version of FLDigi and FLAMP, so far basically identical to the Windows versions. Using Linux Mint on an old AMD machine. Works very well!

Didn’t take sig reports tonight as I was getting used to the OS. The 3W station isn’t making it down here though.

Lots of flooding, power outages and landslides down this way tonight!

Everyone keep your batteries and fuel tanks topped off and stay warm if not dry!

73 < K6ETA

dit dit

K6ETA FB Steve…. we wish you and all the CA stations have a safe experience with this storm and don’t suffer any property damage either… GL BREAK K6RGI < K7KY Rob…. sri I got ur name wrong a moment ago… have any comments for the net tonght…??? < K7KY

K7KY de K6RGI

Hi Doug,

Not much, as I got on late. lots of QSB, but some good signals. Interestingly, I got nothing from ETA and he’s just up the road. so 80 has gone long. Big time. You’re solid here as are a fewother stations. Question for AF7OK – what is the frequency for the 1300h Califronia digital net. Would be

most interested.

Thanks for running this net. Tuesdays are hard here due to a whole series of RACES/ACS nets.

BTU K7KY de K6RGI kn

K6RGI < K7KY FB Rob…. Glad to have you back and I hope you’ll find time to drop by and work with us in the future… BREAK Christine pse answer Rob over < K7KY

K6RGI de AF7OK You can send me an email to keep up with all the latest news about the Five Dot Three Net. The frequency is 5330.5 kHz USB with an alternate of 5346.5 kHz USB. k

K6RGI < K7KY Rob u can also send me email if you’d like to be on our mail list… I send a notice weekly when the net report is posted to the net… my email: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com BREAK W7ZAP ur turn Mindy…. < K7KY

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W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP 100% KBD, FLAMP copy (S9) s/n=10dB

WB6SDR 100% KBD, FLMSG copy (S9 +10) s/n=18dB

K7DV 100% KBD FLAMP copy (S9) s/n=7dB

KE6SLS 100% KBD, FLAMP, FLMSG copy (S9 +15) s/n=16dB Booming sig!

AF7OK 100% KBD, 80% FLAMP copy (S9 +20) s/n=11dB Booming sig!

KB6NN 100% KBD, FLAMP, FLMSG copy (S9) s/n=11dB Super sig for 3W!

K6ETA 100% KBD, WFid copy, FLAMP (S9 +15) s/n=11d Booming sig!

K6RGI 100% KBD, WFid (S9 +30) s/n=10dB Booming sig!

K7KY 100% KBD, FLMSG, image copy

Hope winter WX hasn’t caused too much bother for net members. We’re experiencing high winds and rain along the coast and our feedlines were really whipping around today… sure hope the antennas stay up! Thanks for being patient during the FLAMP round and trying different modes. Seemed like a good opportunity with a smaller net to experiment. Strong signals from most stations tonight. Great to see all on the WF tonight and welcome back to K6RGI Rob!

73,

Mindy W7ZAP sk

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W7ZAP Tnx Mindy nice report… BREAK any late checkins? < K7KY

KB6HOH KB6HOH < K7KY Ge Steve welcome ur just in time for comments… in fact, ur at the end of the comment round…. over to you… < K7KY

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug FB

your s/n -7 dB and ge to all. sorry had a call on 2m just now. Anyway been watching on and off.

Been working on some Net Reports. Not much to report. We lost power over the weekend for about 2hrs but sofar so good nothing happening today.

Anyway you and Mindy have a great evening and thats ALL I have to say about that. HI HI.

GE and take care. So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH < K7KY Glad you could make it, Steve…. BREAK any more comments or observations? pse use pre-tone to reply… tu < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK For anyone who would like to be added to my email list, my email is af7ok@arrl.net k BTU K7KY de AF7OK

tu Fb Christine…. looks like no more comments, so I’ll send the updated roster and close the net….

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K7KY 20171101050403

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:372 ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/jan/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 11

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

K6RGI Rob Greenbrae,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum CBE7][WRAP:end]

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After closing, Christine will send the waterfall text she’s experimenting with for her digital net…

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 01/10/2017 21:05 PST

Thanks for committing your time and

attention to working with us tonight.

We hope to see you again next week;

‘Practice makes Perfect’ (-:

73&GN < Doug K7KY NCS

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ORCA DIGITAL NET -California Grid Down Event 10/Oct/19Check-ins: 9 Stations: KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR W7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA K7KY Doug Brookings,OR [...]

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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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