10/OCT/17 Report

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

Check-ins: 6
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

The net was small and easy tonight. Band condx were OK, but we did struggle a bit with the FLAMP exercise. Mindy W7ZAP began the exercise in MFSK-64 and filled with MFSK-32. While filling for Gene W1EEP we noticed his FLAMP missed the file name, reporting the file name as ‘unassigned’, and blocks 4 & 5 missing. Doug KA7FOO relayed blocks 0 (preamble), 4, & 5. Gene’s FLAMP next reported the file name correctly and blocks 4 & 5 still missing. It did not report the ‘Preamble’ as missing. Mindy sent what was requested, blocks 4 & 5. Next, Gene’s station asked for, ‘Preamble’. It seems his app should have asked for the Preamble and blocks 4 & 5 in the previous REPORT.

The FLAMP manual indicates the report should look like this when File-Name, StationID, & Block Count is missing:

DE S0MCAL File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 FB42>{0EE2}PREAMBLE
DE S0MCAL K

When File-Name is received, but not the StationID or Block Count, the report should look like this:

DE S0MCAL File : Fox.txt
<MISSING 14 FB42>{0EE2}PREAMBLE
DE S0MCAL K

When I’ve learned as much as I can about this process, I’ll post a query to Dave W1HKJ.

Next week we’ll send two stations off the net frequency to pass traffic. Passing traffic off the working frequency is normal on Traffic and Emergency nets. Our net is unusual in this aspect; we pass all traffic on frequency so everyone can monitor all phases of traffic handling. Passing traffic elsewhere keeps the frequency free for net business.

To simulate a Traffic/Emergency net, I will send the TX/RX Ops up or down freq to pass traffic. After passing their traffic, they will RECHECK into the net and report, ‘CALLSIGN, passed 1 traffic’ or ‘CALLSIGN, received 1 traffic’. On a busy net, there may be numerous stations passing traffic off-freq and returning to net. NCS will track all stations and direct and record the stream of traffic.

Traffic stations can return to the net by printing their callsign on the waterfall with VideoID. We’ll see an example of this during the exercise. VideoID enables you to get NCS’s attention w/o interrupting ongoing operations. Returning stations can also send, ‘CALLSIGN RECHECK’ @ 1500 when there’s a break in the net.

Thanks for working with us tonight. It’s a pleasure learning and practicing with you. I hope to see you again next Tuesday evening for another session. 73 Doug K7KY

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<VIDEO:K7KY><@MODEM:MFSK32>

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene tnx for the ck-in < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de N7SND N7SND Cedar City, Utah checking in.

N7SND RR Ge Larry tu < K7KY

7KY K7KY

de KD7CL KD7CL

Craig

0213Z

Riverton, Or

Long wire <25 watts>

No traffic No traffic in & out

<73>

KD7CL < K7KY RR Craig tu for ck-in & in&out tonight & I’d like to do some WINMOR with u this week if we can b4 the Sat SET ttul BREAK any more ck-ins? < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

no WINMOR signals tonight that’s a plus any more early ck-ins? < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET begins in abt 5min taking early ck-ins now… < K7KY

Reno is on board.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY Reno on board good news, Doug tu < K7KY

KA7FOO < K7KY Doug is KA7FOO an organic call? < K7KY

It sure Is

That is what the FCC gave me in Oct 1979. KA7FOO

nice catch 4 u < K7KY

It has worked for me over the years. Also known as FooMan. KA7FOO

FB < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

10/10/2017 19:30 PDT

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

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

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

Software by Dave W1HKJ: 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. Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) B/W Signal evaluation image

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in order

No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500

ENABLE: RxID, AFC

DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID

DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone*

* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.

FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

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

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/0RCAimage.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:242 ORCA DIGITAL NET 10/oct/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 6

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 10 October 2017

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex41.txt’, an FLMSG

/FLAMP exercise using the ICS-213 form. Complete the exercise

instructions and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC round using

FLAMP, or send your own practice traffic, or QRU.

Next week we’ll ask two Ops to pass traffic off the net frequency,

simulating an actual emergency net or regular traffic net. I hope to

engage a couple Ops already using VideoID. We’ll demonstrate off-net

traffic handling and re-entering the net with VideoID.

Instructions for printing your callsign on the waterfall with VideoID

are on the website. See: http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/macros/.

Your callsign in VideoID is easier to read when it’s printed large and

horizontal on either side of 1500.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

All ORCA Mindy will send the weekly FLAMP exercise next in MFSK-64 and send fills in MFSK-32 over to Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 BE22>{E480}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 18A7>{E480}20171010220106:ex41.txt

<ID 25 8DC5>{E480}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 B2E7>{E480}435 7 64

<DATA 72 6FA4>{E480:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL 6

In an FLMS

<DATA 72 C962>{E480:2}G BLANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex41.213. Make To= NCS, Fm

<DATA 72 B121>{E480:3}= URCALL, Sub.= Digital Nets. Copy the following questions to th

<DATA 72 2CD7>{E480:4}e Message: field and add your answers.

Do u participate in actu

<DATA 72 A8BB>{E480:5}al digital traffic nets? Which nets?

In TRAFFIC round, send t

<DATA 72 9B3D>{E480:6}he new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

own practice msg or

<DATA 59 720F>{E480:7} QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 11BD>{E480:EOF}

<CNTL 10 B1B1>{E480: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

DE W1EEP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 10 F6C6>{E480}4 5

DE W1EEP K

N7SND

DE N7SND

File : ex41.txt

<MISSING 8 E93F>{E480}4

DE N7SND K

KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO

File : ex41.txt

<MISSING 15 0013>{E480}CONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex41.txt

<MISSING 15 0013>{E480}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KA7FOO < W7ZAP Doug pls RELAY blocks 0,4,5 TU < W7ZAP

DE KA7FOO

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 BE22>{E480}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 18A7>{E480}20171010220106:ex41.txt

<ID 25 8DC5>{E480}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 B2E7>{E480}435 7 64

<DATA 72 2CD7>{E480:4}e Message: field and add your answers.

Do u participate in actu

<DATA 72 A8BB>{E480:5}al digital traffic nets? Which nets?

In TRAFFIC round, send t

<CNTL 10 11BD>{E480:EOF}

<CNTL 10 B1B1>{E480:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex41.txt

<MISSING 10 F6C6>{E480}4 5

DE W1EEP K

N7SND

N7SND

DE N7SND

File : ex41.txt

<MISSING 8 E93F>{E480}4

DE N7SND K

ORCA DI

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE W7ZAP BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 BE22>{E480}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 72 2CD7>{E480:4}e Message: field and add your answers.

Do u participate in actu

<DATA 72 A8BB>{E480:5}al digital traffic nets? Which nets?

In TRAFFIC round, send t

<CNTL 10 11BD>{E480:EOF}

<CNTL 10 B1B1>{E480:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex41.txt

<MISSING 14 D57D>{E480}PREAMBLE

DE W1EEP K

N7SND

DE N7SND

File : ex41.txt

<MISSING 15 0013>{E480}CONFIRMED

DE N7SND K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 BE22>{E480}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 18A7>{E480}20171010220106:ex41.txt

<ID 25 8DC5>{E480}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 B2E7>{E480}435 7 64

<CNTL 10 11BD>{E480:EOF}

<CNTL 10 B1B1>{E480:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

DE W1EEP

File : ex41.txt

<MISSING 15 0013>{E480}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

K7KY < W7ZAP All stations confirmed! BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx Mindy MFSK is doing OK for us

using those two modes u may have needed 16 too (-: BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

B 4 we go to Traffic, I want to take a moment for next weeks exercise. We want to simulate a regular traffic or emergency net next week for one piece of

traffic. Brad WA7HHE is going to send traffic to one station on the net… I need another volunteer to receive the traffic. Both stations

will go off the net frequency as normal on traffic nets… I’d like the RX station to also be using VideoID as a number of you usually do.

if you can help me with this demo, please tell me at net-end tu now, we begin Traffic Round with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

W1EEP Gene hw cpy? ut turn for Traffic if u hv any… < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 73DB>{79A1}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 47 59F2>{79A1}20171011025013:ex41UR CALL W1EEP NCS.txt

<ID 18 B0A9>{79A1}W1EEP DM37DJ

<SIZE 13 1E3A>{79A1}95 2 64

<DATA 72 1672>{79A1:1}I DO THE ORCA NET AND BLISS W7RUG IDAHO FALL NET ON WED THAK FO

<DATA 39 A706>{79A1:2}R THE TIME AND EFFORT. W1EEP.

<CNTL 10 3CE9>{79A1:EOF}

<CNTL 10 9CE5>{79A1:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex41UR CALL W1EEP NCS.txt

<MISSING 15 A02B>{79A1}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W1EEP nice work, Gene…. BREAK next for Traffic is Larry N7SND < K7KY

de n7snd I don’t have my msg rdy

N7SND < K7KY no worries, Larry u can send it next week or any week tu BREAK over to Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

NCS DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 A57A>{7BD7}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 2345>{7BD7}20171011024539:KA7FOO-ex41.213

<ID 28 0B8C>{7BD7}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09

<SIZE 14 8E9B>{7BD7}493 8 64

<DATA 72 A291>{7BD7:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAG4XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS9k9m0qn0Dpq/fpoe

<DATA 72 78AD>{7BD7:2}LFRSSEYoOxrO9x9B+bNmuTTgc3Ou3EImUUcw92mS2nqN0vMMiuPsIO9yZ/lMuj0b

<DATA 72 B355>{7BD7:3}FBEinvdyffBrIUqC1rfXEf18f3rjE04i6E7A1gY0b1n4HmhHDHJnnOAqbxGXk7sg

<DATA 72 687C>{7BD7:4}KpLXOrWaEoNMqunLZYsS57WTF4R3dX1Bjf9wDLe5P/Wkbl2xYXmB52TKxVPPZeyG

<DATA 72 0186>{7BD7:5}amos4d4UtJJslQwakiEn5vYC4wUQSCNQ1viQK+B/qPXQizIkIFezuPMSYsbqb4ZI

<DATA 72 C248>{7BD7:6}xckHmdYgD19Amuds1dy1Sj9viiyfeAOQJX/Tc6tFj1b6n9kxaAoW+ym/E5dtbU4l

<DATA 72 814B>{7BD7:7}gF2z3Bg61Q/e0u/vsI9KgyUcsjciXGl/jK5SJ/6vO8D/LjqDi9yTRX/plOaKrXVC

<DATA 53 9B4D>{7BD7:8}h+QipoTO8c3hP3gURZuTuCv5xIYBiOJ2c+A

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 CDFA>{7BD7:EOF}

<CNTL 10 6DF6>{7BD7:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : KA7FOO-ex41.213

<MISSING 15 9F9C>{7BD7}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KA7FOO < K7KY very good, Doug u guys are beginning to make these exercises look too easy (-: BREAK next for Traffic is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Oops! I always seem to forget she ck-ed in QRU BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

OK back to the top for Comments with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP I CAN DO THE TRAFFIC WITH BRAD BUT WE ARE CLOSE IF YOU WANT SOME ONE ELSE THANKS

FOR THE NET

W1EEP < K7KY Tnx Gene… I think u usually copy Brad OK and I would appreciate ur assistance… I’ll email you with more details tnx for the help & I think it will be easy and fun… BREAK

Oh Oh TX stuck next is Larry N7SND < K7KY

N7SND < K7KY Agn pse Larry no print here or for Mindy < K7KY

de n7snd

K7KY de N7SND the band was good for me . ALWways a learning experience. Thanks for ypur patience

N7SND < K7KY No problem with Patience Larry…. I sometimes need the patience of the net members… we all make mistakes and mis cues now & then… thanks for working with us each week… Practice makes perfect.. BREAK OK next up for comments is Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

Clean ORCA Logo tonight.

Good band condtions tonight.

All traffic received 100%.

I have another station who will checnk into the

ORCA net as soon as he gets his HF Antenna in

the air.

Cooling down quick this year. I hope winter

is not coming that soon.

Next event is the Nevada Day Parade. Will

be working comms this year. KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY Tnx, Doug GL with the parade we’ve certainly had enough net members dealing with wildflre this yr.. Steve K6ETA has the santa rosa fire quite nearby to Petaluma now… BREAK over to Mindy W7ZAP for comments.. < K7KY

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:mg:663 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9 +) s/n=8dB

N7SND 100% copy KBD (S9) s/n=10dB

KD7CL 100% copy KBD (S9 +10) s/n=12dB

KA7FOO 100% copy KBD, Relay, FLAMP (S8) s/n=5dB

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

Band condx a little tougher than I expected for the FLAMP exercise.

I am always surprised & excited to see how good digital is during tough band condx. Last night we easily checked into KE6SLS’s HF Humboldt Digital Net. Minutes later we tried to check into the Humboldt HF voice net. Noise was sobad, we couldn’t check in. Sure do appreciate digital modes in times like that! 73, Mindy W7ZAP

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W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx, Mindy yes, digital will get thru when other modes are not working BREAK any more comments or

questions ?? < K7KY

And the fires continue!!! Who would have known!

What? No Wine?

Am available for the Off Net Traffic next week,

if you choose. Just need to turn on the video id.

KA7FOO

0KA7FOO < K7KY RR Doug & tu… I think we’re good to go with WA7HHE & W1EEP, but Brad may not be able to attend net due to home duties and if that occures I’ll hv u in reserve. Do I hv ur email address? are u receiving the Net Report post? < K7KY

No problem using those two stations.

ka7foo@gmail.com

KA7FOO

RR Doug I’ll email you and we’ll have 3 stations ready just in case… it’s not super important, but it’s nice to hv it come off smoothly.. tnx BREAK any more comments? < K7KY

Last call for late or visiting stations < K7KY

Thanks for coming to work with us tonight the net was small and I’m guessing that’s good for you guys as there’s less waiting to tX and good to see u all and I look forward to working with you again next week 73 Doug K7KY sk

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Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
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