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ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/May/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 31
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
__KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
__K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__WS7PB Rick Cave Junction,OR QNX
__AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
__AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
__K9RJT Rodney Prineville,OR QNX 1st ck-in
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Even when 80m is predicted to be terrible, it can be good for some stations. Tonight, we expected a difficult band and chose THOR-50×1, MFSK-64, & MFSK-22 for the Basic NBEMS Exercise. We usually use MFSK-32 for the 3rd pass, but we picked MFSK-22 tonight thinking that, although slow, it would probably CONFIRM all stations. Band predictions are just the best guess of experts and algorithms. Predictions are sometimes right on for some stations and wildly wrong for others. Tonight was no exception. Some stations had a solid path to NCS and others experienced deep fading and difficulty CONFIRMING the NBEMS Exercise file.

In a real-world emergency, the five stations in tonight’s Exercise could have CONFIRMED the traffic w/o NCS by Relay. We practice Relaying fill blocks during NBEMS Exercises whenever there’s an opportunity. Time constraints prevent us from using more robust modes during NBEMS Exercises. The downside of the robust modes is limited word-speed. Emergency traffic has no mode constraints; we’ll use any workable mode to CONFIRM files.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Rodney K9RJT in Prineville,OR. It’s a bit special to welcome a new Oregon station. Another new Oregon station is Rick WS7PB in Cave Junction,OR, just 40 air-miles East of NCS. He first Checked-In on 22/Mar/22. For many years, we were the only Oregon stations. We’ll ask Rodney, as we did Rick, to explore our website and read the Quick-Start Guide Then, Ck-In QNX for awhile to learn net Protocols. The Basic and Advanced NBEMS Exercises are best learned silently while Monitoring. Incoming stations today have more digital experience than was common when we began in 2013. We’ve witnessed a big advance in digital interest and expertise.

Two weeks ago, we included OFDM-500F in the NBEMS Exercise line-up. Two stations CONFIRMED the 1st pass in OFDM-500F. Other stations didn’t fare so well. One needed a 4th pass in MFSK-22. Band condx are not consistent across the net and OFDM isn’t robust. It’s very fast, but needs near ideal HF condx to succeed. Lamar AE6LJ noticed that his waterfall was moving and NCS’s signal was tracked at 1526 and he couldn’t CONFIRM the file. We repeated this Exercise a couple days later with the same result. Fading and other propagation events easily disturb OFDM decoding. There’s a lot we don’t yet know about OFDM. Let’s share our OFDM experience and knowledge and take advantage of it’s capabilities when we can.

This text should be familiar, it’s from the Ck-In Tab of our Quick Start Guide:
“ORCA is interactive and brisk; when you miss Ck-In, please monitor until NCS calls for Late Ck-Ins.” During NBEMS Exercises, we’ve no time for anything else.

Net Reports: Take a moment to scroll down in the Log to Lamar AE6LJ’s remarks in the Comment Round. We’re always pleased to get feedback on the Net Log. We do hear from Ops regarding the Log now & then. It usually relates to an error or mis-characterization. Like Lamar, we often see things we missed at the time or didn’t understand. Reviewing the Log and writing a Report is useful to the net and good practice for us. Net Reports combination significant teaching moments and an After-Action-Review. Your observations and suggestions are always welcome.

Experimenting with the Path Evaluation Macro in the Comment Round didn’t work as well as usual. We may have exhausted the Macro’s learning utility. If you sent images that aren’t published below, you probably included NCS images or images sent after the net. We’re exploring the paths between net stations. Only 3 of 5 NBEMS Exercise participants emailed images, but 5 QNX stations also emailed images. We didn’t send detailed announcements about using the Path Macro during Comments as us have previously. Limited results may stem from poor preparation by NCS and/or Path Macro fatigue. Let us know what you think. Lamar AE6LJ is the station best copied by others tonight.

Every net we ask someone to Relay the call for Ck-Ins. We try to accommodate everyone interested in checking in. We Log all Relayed stations QNX. We don’t have enough net-time to Relay them for net events. There’s a Macro on the website to make Ck-In Relaying as simple as a mouse click. This Macro changed last year to include QNX. Update your Ck-In Relay Macro if needed. Newer stations should let us know if you have it working. We try to pick stations that have the Macro and a solid signal.

Images from the Path Evaluation Macro in the Comment Round:

AE6LJ Briceland, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA N7SDC Rigby, ID
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
KS6M Oakland, CA
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
AE6LJ Briceland, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA
AE6LJ Briceland, CA
N7SDC Rigby, ID
AE6LJ Briceland, CA
W6ADZ Reno, NV
AE6LJ Briceland, CA KS6M Oakland, CA
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
AE6LJ Briceland, CA
WS7PB Cave Junction, OR
AE6LJ Briceland, CA N7SDC Rigby, ID

Thank you for supporting ORCA DIGITAL NET. We appreciate your participation and enjoy working with you.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

DE W1EEP QNX

W7WXV  QNX  < W7WXV

ORCA…  I have the following Ck-Ins from the RX buffer:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX

W7WXV < K7KY TU Carroll
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS+t

DE W1EEP QNX

ORCA… I hv the following Ops from the RX buffer:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS
MRXSb¢XcE KL7RI QNX

NCS DE <KE7ZPG> QNX

KK7APK QNX

pse stand by   I can only do one @ a time  tu  < K7KY

KL7RI < K7KY TU John
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX < K7KY/NCSk

KE7ZPG < K7KY TU Steven
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
Steven  please remove the arrows from your ck-in CALLSIGN   TNX  BK

KK7APK < K7KY TU Eric
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

NCS de W7WXV
I show W1EEP as QNX in my RX screen – please confirm < W7WXV

DE KF7ZIY QNX

W7WXV  < K7KY RR Carroll tu 4 correction my bad   BK

KF7ZIY < K7KY TU Dave
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < K7KY GE Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY»0otc­:Á½1 u1Obpi=et

N2RSN QNX

N2RSN < K7KY TU David
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX < K7KY/NCSC°Ša
Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AC7IR
QNX

AC7IR < K7KY GE Bruce TU
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR
Gud 2 cu Bruce  pse put it all on a single line tu  < K7KY

AC7IR < K7KY TU Bruce
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

KB6NN   QNX

KB6NN < K7KY TU Howard
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX < K7KY/NCS

AC7IR  < K7KY Bruce I forgot to say, you don’t need TxID during nets  tu  < K7KY

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS ORCA I may hv doubled a lite signal   try agn pse  < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS
W6ADZ  QNX

W6ADZ < K7KY TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out/Monitoring)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

W7EAZ Mark QRU

W7EAZ  < K7KY Mark     not a Traffic net, we don’t use QRU    u active? or QNX ?  < K7KY

Active

de W7EAZ k

W7EAZ < K7KY GE Mark TU
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA
FB Mark   you’ll be included in the Basic NBEMS Exercise     u ready 4 the Exercise ??  < K7KY

Was it listed in the website?
de W7EAZ k

If ur refering to the calandar   it’s a bit behind…  we run the Basic NBEMS Exercise the first 2 Tuesdays and Advanced Exercisel the rest of the month…  If you’ve not worked an Exercise yet, it’s better to learn the exercises as a QNX station working silently and then check your work and get Fills in the after-net Monitor’s Session     u decide btu  < K7KY

OK – I’ll QNX and see what happens and do it behind the
scenes.
I may have my wondering birdies tonight again. So, I’ll watch.
TU
de W7EAZ k

RR it’s a good call when you’ve not done a few exercise   they move quickly

W7EAZ < K7KY TU Mark
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

K7MEE QNX

K7MEE < K7KY TU Mark
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

KS6M

KS6M < K7KY GE John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

KJ7VGV/P

KJ7VGV/P < K7KY GE Don TU
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV < K7KY

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < K7KY GE Lamar TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA BK
Next?  < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

N7SDC

N7SDC < K7KY GE Steve TU
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
Steve  all on a single line is best tu  < K7KY

< KJ7BHK QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KA7ERV, qnx

KA7ERV < K7KY TU Rob
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
GE Rob  u don’t need TxID for nets   tu   < K7KY

Roger
ka7erv

KA7ERV  < K7KY Gud 2 cu Rob  it’s been a few weeks   BK

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

K7DV K7DV  QNX

K7DV < K7KY TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
Gud signal Dave   maybe the band is changing for u    BK  < K7KY

Last station again pse  < K7KY

NCS < KK6RJR KK6RJR – QNX

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX

2022-05-10  19:29:52p  02:29:52z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/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

Basic NBEMS Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay Focused, Exercise is brisk.
No Traffic Round 4 Basic NBEMS Exercise

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
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’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< K7KY/NCS

KM7H < K7KY TU Jim
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
BK anyone else?  < K7KY

WS7PB WS7PB Rick CN82ED29mk QNX <@LOCK:on>

WS7PB < K7KY TU Rick
WS7PB Rick Cave Junction,OR QNX
Rick   WS7PB WS7PB Rick CN82ED29mk QNX <@LOCK:on>

pse just send ur CALLSIGN in CAPS and QNX  tu  < K7KY

KJ7VGV/P   Don, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KJ7VGV Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV nill

RR Don tu BK

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < K7KYAll stations      we usually ask a member station to Relay the call 4 ck-in    there’s a Ck-In Relay Macro on our website   when you have it working let us know so we can ask u to relay when ur signal is strong     and for older Ops, the macro has changed to inclued QNX  ck it out   BK

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we’ll run the last Basic NBEMS Exercise this month. Basic Exercises accommodate twelve stations. The remaining Tuesdays have Advanced NBEMS Exercises. Advanced Exercises accommodate eight stations and include a Traffic Round.

We’ll use our Path Evaluation Macros again this evening during Comments. Replace <VER’ w/<FREQ’ after the initial ID: ORCA < <MYCALL’ <FREQ’.* Be sure you’re on frequency; your Macro will announce your software setting. As before, please email the two best images (not NCS) you receive during the Comment Round. Learning how net stations copy each other helps us choose Relay stations.
* We’ve replaced < > with <XXXX’. Tags confuse FLDIGI when they’re not in a Macro.

Doug K7KY had a 20m QSO w/Bruce KB7VX in West Plains,Missouri today. Bruce was waiting for an AMRRON Net sked. We’re really proud of Bruce. He’s been working with us for 3yrs. He was a good Radio Op when he arrived and quickly added digital traffic-handling skills. Now, he’s an AMRRON Relay Station passing Bulletins in the Ozarks to 2m stations for further relay to CERT stations. Hats-Off to Bruce! His new work sked prevents him from joining us right now, but we expect he’ll overcome this difficulty as he has many others. Bruce sends his regards to the net.

Last week we had some interference during Early Ck-In. If you were involved, don’t worry. ORCA is a Training Net, a better place for mistakes than a busy emergency net. Mistakes are teaching moments for the net. Focus and Situational Awareness are fundamental skills for emergency communications. Even digital veterans are continuously learning. Regular practice keeps our skills sharp. Mistakes are normal on a Training net; NCS is no exception. We’re learning too. Thanks for bringing your best game every session.
Oops!  you’ll be needing the Roster.  My bad     here it comes

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20221105024246
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:851 ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/May/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 27
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
WS7PB Rick Cave Junction,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 4C9A][WRAP:end] … end

Next is the NBEMS Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP… < K7KY

AD7DQ  QNX K

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

This Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in THOR-50×1 (176wpm,900hz,100%,FEC).
We’ll fill with MFSK-64 (240wpm,1260hz,100%,FEC), & MFSK-22 (425hz,
80wpm,100%,FEC).  Check your Filters < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:46Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 C4C8>{5237}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 A83A>{5237}20220510235943:ex256.txt
<ID 17 F538>{5237}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 E73B>{5237}782 13 64
<FILE 30 A83A>{5237}20220510235943:ex256.txt
<ID 17 F538>{5237}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 E73B>{5237}782 13 64
<DATA 72 690D>{5237:1}
BASIC – FLDIGI/NBEMS Exercise    FLDIGI <GOHOME> Tag & Config/
<DATA 72 FEB2>{5237:2}Misc/Sweet Spot

FLDIGI’s ‘Sweet Spot’ feature sets your radio
<DATA 72 DA13>{5237:3}’s best frequency for CW, RTTY, & PSK (digital) modes. The <GOHO
<DATA 72 70F8>{5237:4}ME’ Tag  sets the cursor to your Sweet Spot. This is useful in m
<DATA 72 1900>{5237:5}any Macros to insure you’re right on frequency. We often include
<DATA 72 B958>{5237:6} <LOCK:off’ with <GOHOME’ to free the cursor and add <@LOCK:on’
<DATA 72 F866>{5237:7}to re-LOCK the cursor @ 1500 when TX ends. The <@ symbol in this
<DATA 72 8EAE>{5237:8} Tag instructs the Macro Parser to re-LOCK the cursor AFTER tran
<DATA 72 61A0>{5237:9}smitting. This combination of Tags unlocks the cursor, sets curs
<DATA 73 50AD>{5237:10}or @ 1500, sends content, ends TX, and Locks the cursor @ 1500.
<DATA 73 3B3D>{5237:11} All with a single mouse click.

To set a WF Freq other than S
<DATA 73 97E8>{5237:12}weet Spot, use <GOFREQ:xxxx’. FLDIGI User Manual 4.1.20, 18
<DATA 23 C199>{5237:13}.1 Macro tags
<CNTL 10 8EE3>{5237:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2EEF>{5237:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:48Z THOR 50 x1 @ 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… WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex256.txt
<MISSING 15 D994>{5237}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KS6M

DE KS6M
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 17 80FB>{5237}4 5 6 7 10
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KJ7VGV/P

s flamp
KJ7VGV no copy as flamp closed now open

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N7SDC

DE N7SDC
File : ex256.txt
<MISSING 17 2CCF>{5237}1 3 5 6 10
DE N7SDC K

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-05-11T02:50Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

„Rv P9ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 C4C8>{5237}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 A83A>{5237}20220510235943:ex256.txt
<ID 17 F538>{5237}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 E73B>{5237}782 13 64
<FILE 30 A83A>{5237}20220510235943:ex256.txt
<ID 17 F538>{5237}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 E73B>{5237}782 13 64
<DATA 72 690D>{5237:1}
BASIC – FLDIGI/NBEMS Exercise    FLDIGI <GOHOME> Tag & Config/
<DATA 72 FEB2>{5237:2}Misc/Sweet Spot

FLDIGI’s ‘Sweet Spot’ feature sets your radio
<DATA 72 DA13>{5237:3}’s best frequency for CW, RTTY, & PSK (digital) modes. The <GOHO
<DATA 72 70F8>{5237:4}ME’ Tag  sets the cursor to your Sweet Spot. This is useful in m
<DATA 72 1900>{5237:5}any Macros to insure you’re right on frequency. We often include
<DATA 72 B958>{5237:6} <LOCK:off’ with <GOHOME’ to free the cursor and add <@LOCK:on’
<DATA 72 F866>{5237:7}to re-LOCK the cursor @ 1500 when TX ends. The <@ symbol in this
<DATA 72 8EAE>{5237:8} Tag instructs the Macro Parser to re-LOCK the cursor AFTER tran
<DATA 72 61A0>{5237:9}smitting. This combination of Tags unlocks the cursor, sets curs
<DATA 73 50AD>{5237:10}or @ 1500, sends content, ends TX, and Locks the cursor @ 1500.
<DATA 73 3B3D>{5237:11} All with a single mouse click.

To set a WF Freq other than S
<DATA 73 97E8>{5237:12}weet Spot, use <GOFREQ:xxxx’. FLDIGI User Manual 4.1.20, 18
<DATA 23 C199>{5237:13}.1 Macro tags
<CNTL 10 8EE3>{5237:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2EEF>{5237:EOT}

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KS6M

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KJ7VGV/P

DE KJ7VGV
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<MISSING 15 D994>{5237}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

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AE6LJ

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<MISSING 15 D994>{5237}CONFIRMED
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N7SDC

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<MISSING 8 ADE9>{5237}1
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KS6M

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<MISSING 15 D994>{5237}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

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ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 C4C8>{5237}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 690D>{5237:1}
BASIC – FLDIGI/NBEMS Exercise    FLDIGI <GOHOME> Tag & Config/
<DATA 72 690D>{5237:1}
BASIC – FLDIGI/NBEMS Exercise    FLDIGI <GOHOME> Tag & Config/
<CNTL 10 8EE3>{5237:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2EEF>{5237:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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N7SDC

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N7SDC

DE N7SDC
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<MISSING 15 D994>{5237}CONFIRMED
DE N7SDC K

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ORCA < W7ZAP I will TX the file in this mode for monitorsORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 C4C8>{5237}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 690D>{5237:1}
BASIC – FLDIGI/NBEMS Exercise    FLDIGI <GOHOME> Tag & Config/
<DATA 72 690D>{5237:1}
BASIC – FLDIGI/NBEMS Exercise    FLDIGI <GOHOME> Tag & Config/
<CNTL 10 8EE3>{5237:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2EEF>{5237:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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K7KY  < W7ZAP Ooops! I need to erase my fill blocks :-|
Just a minuteORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 C4C8>{5237}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 A83A>{5237}20220510235943:ex256.txt
<ID 17 F538>{5237}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 E73B>{5237}782 13 64
<FILE 30 A83A>{5237}20220510235943:ex256.txt
<ID 17 F538>{5237}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 E73B>{5237}782 13 64
<DATA 72 690D>{5237:1}
BASIC – FLDIGI/NBEMS Exercise    FLDIGI <GOHOME> Tag & Config/
<DATA 72 FEB2>{5237:2}Misc/Sweet Spot

FLDIGI’s ‘Sweet Spot’ feature sets your radio
<DATA 72 DA13>{5237:3}’s best frequency for CW, RTTY, & PSK (digital) modes. The <GOHO
<DATA 72 70F8>{5237:4}ME’ Tag  sets the cursor to your Sweet Spot. This is useful in m
<DATA 72 1900>{5237:5}any Macros to insure you’re right on frequency. We often include
<DATA 72 B958>{5237:6} <LOCK:off’ with <GOHOME’ to free the cursor and add <@LOCK:on’
<DATA 72 F866>{5237:7}to re-LOCK the cursor @ 1500 when TX ends. The <@ symbol in this
<DATA 72 8EAE>{5237:8} Tag instructs the Macro Parser to re-LOCK the cursor AFTER tran
<DATA 72 61A0>{5237:9}smitting. This combination of Tags unlocks the cursor, sets curs
<DATA 73 50AD>{5237:10}or @ 1500, sends content, ends TX, and Locks the cursor @ 1500.
<DATA 73 3B3D>{5237:11} All with a single mouse click.

To set a WF Freq other than S
<DATA 73 97E8>{5237:12}weet Spot, use <GOFREQ:xxxx’. FLDIGI User Manual 4.1.20, 18
<DATA 23 C199>{5237:13}.1 Macro tags
<CNTL 10 8EE3>{5237:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2EEF>{5237:EOT}

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K7KY < W7ZAP All stns CONFIRMED

THOR-50×1: 1 CONFIRMED
MFSK-64: 3 CONFIRMED
MFSK-22: 1 CONFIRMED

BTN  < W7ZAP

FB Mindy TU  BK         we usually try to match modes to what we expect from the band, but this isn’t always easy and sometimes the modes are too easy or too difficult      we like to run the 3rd pass in MFSK-32 and send the whole file for the stations that work the Ecercises silently and Fill in the after-net Monitor’s Session    BK

AD7DQ < K7KY TU Ron
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:03:07p  03:03:07z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Tom WB7EUX is up first < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – All is well. Thanks for the heads up on the Relay Check In.
Updated in my macro file. Thanks for the net. 73 de WB7EUX

FB Tom tu  BK  Next 4 Comments is John KS6M  < NCS

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ORCA < KS6M
3582.504

Sending Pic:140×140;

NCS and the net <

I think NCS guessed correctly in the NBEMS exercise: After the MFSK64 transmission, I did not receive the first call to me to REPORT, due to fading. I caught it on NCS’s second try.

73!

< KS6M

RR John    fading seems to be normal on our path   it happens often   tnx for working with us BK  Don KJ7VGV/P, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY=

KJ7VGV3582.504 Cold and wind at cabin. Couldn’t fine tune antennas. Needs more work.
The East/West antenna is doing better than the North/South antenna.
Tuner is doing the heavy lift tongiht. Also flamp took 7 tries to reopen but finally
did. Hey in the desert anything can happen. I had to edit the combo image/comments on the fly using old laptop out here.
BTN

RR Don   ur antenna is doing OK  S9 & 9db here in SW/OR stay inside (-:  BK  Next 4
Comments is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

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ORCA < AE6LJ 03:07:08z / 5.081
Sending Pic:140×140;

Must be some severe fading on the band tonight. I copied 100% in THOR-50×1 but did not copy W7ZAP when she must have called me. Saw the pause, but did not see her call me until 2nd round!! Thought she might have crashed and waited, then was skipped. Don’t want to TX when I can’t read NCS.

Want to mention how much I enjoy going over the weekly reports at the ORCA website. Always see something I missed, or misinterpreted in all the excitement. A few weeks ago I noticed that my TXID was activating at chk-in from looking at the report. Fixed that in the macro and changed the button at top right from the default green to red. Also, nice to get NCS’ take on how things are proceeding with the net. I really don’t know of a better organized net than ORCA. Much appreciate all the effort!

GE all. 73.

BTNCS < AE6LJ k

RR Lamar   tnx 4 the flowers    we enjoy doing the net and really enjoy working with the members      it’s always good to hear that someone is reading the Net Reports too  (-:  BK  Steve N7SDC, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

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ORCA < de N7SDC    3582.500

Band degraded as the evening progressed.

Another fun fill night on ORCA.
Thanks to you both for the great work you put into the net.

73s to everyone, stay safe, stay warm.

Sending Pic:140×140;

de N7SDC

RR Steve    good work in change ing the VER TAG to FREQ        BK are there any follow up comments Oops!  this is the evening 4 errors @ NCS    I almost missed  Mindy W7ZAP ur up  < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20221105031257
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1129 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S1)
KD7CL 100ae7 KBD (S8)
W7WXV 100% KBD (S8)
KL7RI 100% KBD (S1)
KE7ZPG 100% KBD (S7)
KK7APK 100% KBD (S8)
KF7ZIY 100% KBD (S7)
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S8)
N2RSN 100% KBD (S8+)
AC7IR 100% KBD (S6+)
KB6NN 100% KBD (S1)
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S8)
W7EAZ 100% KBD (S2)
K7MEE 100% KBD (S1)
KW6M 100% KBD (S8+)
KS6M 100% KBD, IMG (S1)
KJ7VGV/P 100% KBD (S9+)
AE6LJ 100% KBD, IMG (S9) tnx for the net report feedback
N7SDC 100% KBD, IMG (S8+)
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S7+)
KA7ERV 100% KBD (S9)
K7DV 100% KBD (S5)
KK6RJR 100% KBD (S5)
KM7H 100% KBD (S8+)
WS7PB 100% KBD (S9)
AD7DQ 100% KBD (S8+)

Band during ck-in is not great, but workable… for the stns we copy.  Good to see ‘local’ (100 miles+) stns: KD7CL Craig, KK7APK Eric, AC7IR Bruce, and WS7PB Rick.

Cedar City,UT Ops (Rainbow Canyons ARC) are having Elmer Night at their local ARC meeting. Hope they’re having fun learning/teaching new skills.

Long busy days helping my mom move, then clean up old house. Nice to see my brother who flew in to help

Good to see all on the WF tonight.
Stay safe & 73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum CC24][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx Mindy   sri to miss you almost    BK    All stations    Lamar’s comments make me thing that others may have questions about the net and it’s agenda etc   your questions and comments are welcome   pse send to NCS   tu  BK anymore comments from Active stations?
< K7KY

K7KY de KJ7VGV sorry hit the wrong macro and sent my VidID trying to figure out why the image didn’t TX.

KJ7VGV  < K7KY no worries here Don    we make as many errors as anyone else…  tonight was no exception  BK  others?  < K7KY

Any Comments by Monitors or Lurkers?  Late Ck-Ins?  Come Now w/Pre-Tone
After closing, we’ll FILL or CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations. < K7KY/NCS

NCS< W7EAZ
Picked up the FLAMP first time through.
No Fills needed.
I’ve been here > 2 months now and we’ve been also doing practice messages on the local FLDIGI 2m nets.

I’m having creaping birdies tonight and obscures signals ocasionally. Someone’s agricultural experimentation.

Mark
73

Signal Reports: (Those I can hear)
WB7EUX    s/n  12 dB
K7KY,     s/n  -2 dB
KS6M,     s/n -12 dB
KJ7VGV,   s/n   2 dB
N7SDC,    s/n   5 dB
KJ7VGV/P, s/n  -4 dB
AE6LJ,    s/n -14 dB
N7SDC,  rs^2 dB
W7ZAP,    s/n  -2 dB <W7EAZ

W7EAZ  < K7KY FB Mark & tu 4 the reception report…   ur doing very well w/exercises and you should be good to go Active when ur ready sir to hr abt the QRM      it happens to all of us, but it’s worse when it’s you (-:   bk   anyone else?  < K7KY

mey¤cx5wSV  QNX

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
FB Steve    very lite and broken but readable    gud 2 cu    BK anyone else?  < K7KY

2022-05-10  20:22:29p  03:22:29z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KYþ

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Monitor’s Session
First, we’ll make a short Roster. Pse Pre-Tone.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the ADVANCED Exercise.
When called, send your file or state your need.
< K7KY/NCSlehe< s¿i lDnÚra@etVmtiex ao¿R tn

KM7H

KM7H  < K7KY RR Jim   we’ll see who else is hr & I’ll be bk 2 u   BK next?  < K7KY

KK7APK

KK7APK RR Eric I hv U & I’ll be bk   BK next ? < K7KY

KM7H  < K7KY OK Jim  we’ll begin w u  < K7KY

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ORCA < KM7H 3582.500
Sending Pic:140×140;

Didn’t copy much tonight. Only picture I got was N7SDC. Got the FLAmp confirmed on MFSK 22.

And I became a Great Great Gpa today!

BK KM7H

Wow! GG Grandpa      that’s impressive Jim  Congratulations!     and gud work on the Exercise too.    I see u & another station tune 3,581 and work @ 500hz on the wf      is that due to the sweet spot on your radio?   most find it better tuning the WF @ 1500, but some rigs are different  btu  < K7KY

actually I’m set at 3581 and 1500. Just what I’ve always done. I’ll look into it further.

I’m going by what I received:

ORCA < KM7H 3582.500
Sending Pic:140×140;

always something new to learn    I may never fully understand all that we do    anything else?  < K7KY

< KM7H

No, I think that’s allBTU
KM7H

FB tnx for supporting the net    cu  next Tues  BK
KK7APK  < K7KY go Eric  < K7KY

ORCA < KK7c\s
I wanted to try the monitor session but I think I have more work to d nnot.  Thanks for running the net!  BTU

RR Eric   I truly understand having more work to do      me too! ur doing well    ORCA is complex & brisk   it somewhat simulates a busy Emergency or Traffic net, but few of them would move at this pace..  when ur comfortable working ORCA on a reglar basis, neither Emergency or Traffic nets will be difficult 4 u       good 2 hv u aboard       we’ve not had hardly any Oregon stations with us until lately.. for years, the Oregon/California was mostly CA and other states    BK anyone else 4 the after-net Monitor’s Session?   Come now  < K7KY

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K9RJT  listening in.

K9RJT  < K7KY GE Rodney   it looks like ur first time w/ORCA   am I right?  < K7KY

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Correct, 1st time, though I’ve listened a little in the past.

FB   good 2 hr…   we often learn about people we’ve never heard from but monitor the net…     if the net looks interesting to you, we’d be glad to hve u aboard   pse see our website: http://orcadigitalnet.com   and you can write us for info too: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com
btu  < K7KY
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K7KY  de K9RJT

Yes, thank you, I’ve not engaged because right now I don’t think I can be very consistent in attendance.  I’ll look at thewebsite.

btu K7KY de K9RJT k

RR  consistancy isn’t vital here , it’s a pick-up net, so to speak…  we will ask you to monitor a few sessions b4 checking into work the Exercises   you can learn the exercises as a monitoring station by cking in QNX and working silently   then, ck you work or fill files in the after-net Monirot’s session      gud 2 hve u ck in   BK

K9RJT < K7KY TU Rodney
K9RJT Rodney Prineville,OR QNX
Anyone else 4 the Monitor’s Session b4 we close?  < K7KY

I’d like an after net QSO with KM7H KM7H if he is still here.
de W7EAZ k

Mark   call him and see   I’d like to send the updated Roster b4 your QSO begins, but look for him now
btu  < K7KY

KM7H de w7eaz ?

KM7H  KM7H  < K7KY Jim u still aboard?   Mark W7EAZ is looking 4 u.   I’m sending the Roster and then u guys can hv the freq   Bk

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20221105034439
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:978 ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/May/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 31
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
WS7PB Rick Cave Junction,OR QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
K9RJT Rodney Prineville,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 2115][WRAP:end] … end

de WYd SJM  WY7SJM  QNX

WY7SJM  < K7KY Wow!  H
WY7SJM  < K7KY Hi Steve    long time no contact    gud 2 cu band must be improving a bit   I’ll add u to the Roster   btu  < K7KY

Thanks wy7sjm btn

Solid signal in tough condx too… Ur S5 & -1 db in SW/OR    I hope condx will let u continue to ck-in    we missed u (-:     73
BK anyone else b4 we close?  < K7KY

K7KY…I don’t hear KM7H. I’ll be QRT.
Fun net as always.
de W7EAZ k

W7EAZ  < K7KY RR Mark   maybe u’ll catch up w/Jim next session cu next time   73 Doug K7KY BK   last call 4 the after net Monitor’s session  < K7KY

K7KY & W7ZAP QRT

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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.

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