11/FEB/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/FEB/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 21
Stations:
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
__W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
__KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
__AB6EW Mike Yuba City, CA in&out
__WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA VidID
__KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
__KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out VidID
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
__W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
__K7DV Dave SWL via internet
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

This was an unusual net; only three active stations for the FLAMP exercise/Traffic round, three new stations, and a couple of software glitches to keep us on our toes. It was fast too… wrapped up in 59min. Gene W1EEP did a great job getting his response ready for the Traffic round so quickly. It’s no easy task when you’re first on the roster! Doug K7KY used THOR-100 (352wpm,1800hz) and THOR-50×1 (176wpm,900hz) with good results. With only three Active Ops, and only two passes with FLAMP, the Exercise and Traffic went quickly.

ORCA welcomes three new stations; John W0JSH in Platte City, MO, Mike AB6EW in Yuba City, CA, and Dave WB0KGN in Le Sueur, MN. What a nice surprise to have Dave check into ORCA. Dave is an active Relay station for the SATERN Digital Net (Sat NOON CT/14.065 MHz – Ken AD5XJ/NCS).

The band was so-so tonight if you were close or far away and solid for the mid-range stations. Near-by stations were light copy and MO stations VidID printed well, but they didn’t reply when I asked ‘how copy?’. By end of net, Rick K0KEX in Smithville, MO was able to work the Comment round with a signal of (S9) 5dB.

Below are Test images copied from the net:

RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ

Be sure to check-in to the first session of Western Digital Net, Steve K6ETA/NCS, this Thursday, 13/FEB/20, 1930p/0330z, 3.581, MFSK-32. Let’s support Steve and continue to hone our digital traffic skills. For me, observing digital NCS strategy and tactics helps me increase my NCS skills.  I look forward to learning more about traffic handling. It’s great to have WDN as a partner to the ORCA DIGITAL NET.

Here’s a simple ORCA Ck-In macro that sends what we want and insures TxID is off:
……….
<TXRSID:off>
W7ZAP
<TX>
<RX>
——— If you’re Monitoring only,  use this:
<TXRSID:off>
W7ZAP in&out
<TX>
<RX>
————– If you’re participating, remove ‘in&out’.  There’s a blank space before your callsign to separate your call from noise. Thanks for using the Ck-In protocol.

We appreciate you  taking the time to practice with us tonight. We hope to see you all on the WF again soon.  It’s getting easier to find friendly digital Ops for a QSO on 3.581 these days!

73,
Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —
KD7CLCraigRiverton In & Out

DE W1EEP K

WA0TJT < W7ZAP How copy Keith? < W7ZAP

DE W1EEP K

W1EEP < W7ZAP QSL Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KD7CL < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out < NCS

SO far I have the following stns:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
Any corrections for these stns only?? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7LUX in&out Mindy

W7LUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
GE Joe
BK
Anyone else ? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W7ZAP
de KJ7BHK k

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP QSL Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

This is a test. AB6EW De Yuba City, NorCal.

AB6EW < W7ZAP good copy Michael.

AB6EW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AB6EW Michael Yuba City, CA in&out
BK
Anyone else? < NCS

ORCA NCS de KJ7BHK, Brian, temp QTH Quartzsite AZ, check in&out
de KJ7BHK k

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ
Thanks Brian, might have to remind me when u get back home!
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ
AB6EW Mike Yuba City, CA in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
wb0kgn dave in LeSueur, Mn

WB0KGN < W7ZAP Welcome Dave, u going to be active or monitor? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
onitor…thanks wb0kgn

WB0KGN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
BK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KJ7BHK, correcyion,
de KJ7BHK k

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP go Brian

KG5DGI IN – OUT k
de KG5DGI k

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

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

W7ZAP de KJ7BHK, correction, just in & out

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
RR & TU
BK

KB7VX < W7ZAP QSL Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA VidID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
There was a double… agn pse < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NBG in & Out

WA6NBG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
Very lite copy Don good to CU on the WF
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

KS6M in&out

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

KS6M in&out

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
\BK

KG7D < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out VidID
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

last stn agn.. no print < NCS

WB7EUX IN&OUT K

WB7EUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
Got it that time! TU
BK
Next?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
AB6EW Mike Yuba City, CA in&out
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP de W0JSH John Platte City , Me©nz

W0JSH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W0JSH John Platte City in&out
Welcome to ORCA John… going to have u monitor ur 1st time
BK
Next for ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
AB6EW Mike Yuba City, CA in&out
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

de W7WSV with W9QYJ? VID de W7WSV K

W7WSV < W7ZAP TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
BK

W7WSV < W7ZAP Steve not sure abt the call… we’ll hope they TX VidID again < NCS

K6ETA < W7ZAP QSL Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA BK
Font too small to read well
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

K0KEX < W7ZAP how copy Rick? < NCS

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
< NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
AB6EW Mike Yuba City, CA in&out
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

11:Feb:19 19:31:57p

WELCOME to the 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

FLAMP Exercise:
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
Stay focused. Exercise is interactive and brisk.

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

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

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

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW. Participating Ops send ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

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

Ooops! Not sure how K7KY’s call got in my preamble!

W1EEP < W7ZAP Gene pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

W1EEP Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET – NCS.Not Copying NCS?
Check ‘in&out’ here…W1EEP

NIL W1EEP

Tnx Gene
BK

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAPnu a{LE

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201202033738
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201202013809
<blankform>
:mg:695 ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/Feb/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 20
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
AB6EW Mike Yuba City, CA in&out
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum DE10][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/Feb/2020

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex156.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/
FLAMP exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that
file to NCS in the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

Hats Off to Steve K6ETA and the Founding Members of WESTERN DIGITAL NET.
Seventeen stations ck’ed into WDN last Thursday. The net was organized and
orderly with few doubles. Skilled digital Operators make a big difference.
When we started ORCA HF, we worked ck-in and Comments on Phone. Doubles
were our biggest challenge. Veteran digital Ops Pre-Tone when doubles are
likely.

Let’s make another run at parsing the Western Digital Net Ck-In protocol.

CALL Name [Priority | QRU | QST | (#)TFC for CALLSIGN | Relay]

Notice it’s all on one line. Notice too what NCS isn’t asking for: QTH, Grid
Square, WX, blank lines, etc. Send ONLY what NCS asks for on one line. Follow
the ck-in format. Ck-In is a busy time; help NCS compile the roster by sending
only what he wants.

Make a different Ck-In Macro for each digital net you work. They almost all
want different info at ck-in. If you need macro assistance, we can help you.
Careful parsing, brief and concise text, and conservation of bandwidth is
fundamental to radio communications.

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

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

No Cedar City, UT Ops tonite… ARC meeting and only 3 active Ops for the exercise. BK
Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP < K7KY RR Mindy tu BK
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in THOR-100 (352wpm,1800hz). We’ll
fill with THOR-50×1 (176wpm,900hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,630hz).
Ck ur filters, WIDE modes ahead… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
Stand by one < K7KY

ORCA DE K7KY

<PROG 18 9A82>{0BA8}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 43F2>{0BA8}20200212011352:ex156.txt
<ID 16 5CF8>{0BA8}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 7E7A>{0BA8}453 6 80
<FILE 30 43F2>{0BA8}20200212011352:ex156.txt
<ID 16 5CF8>{0BA8}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 7E7A>{0BA8}453 6 80
<DATA 88 F438>{0BA8:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create a P
<DATA 88 8D8A>{0BA8:2}laintext file named,’URCALL_ex156.p2s’.
Make Title = ‘ORCA Roster, 11/2/20’. Ma
<DATA 88 C18A>{0BA8:3}ke To = ‘W7ZAP’. Make
Fm = ‘URCALL’. Make Sub. = ‘1st 5 Ck-Ins’. Copy/Paste th
<DATA 88 34DF>{0BA8:4}e
first five Ck-Ins from tonight’s Roster to the new file.

If you complete t
<DATA 88 2C7F>{0BA8:5}his OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex156.p2s’
to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic
<DATA 61 14B1>{0BA8:6} Round. Before sending,change
‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 8
<CNTL 10 0289>{0BA8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A285>{0BA8:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:45Z THOR 100 @ 1504>>
For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALL only. Press the FLAMP ‘REPORT’
Button or send ‘No Copy’. I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with … W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex156.txt
<MISSING 12 2493>{0BA8}3 5 6
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1505>>
KB7VX

K7ky de kb7vx
14 t % copy
some reasontunareport doesn’t work
report doesn’t work

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:48Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1510>>

ORCA DE K7KY

<PROG 18 9A82>{0BA8}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 43F2>{0BA8}20200212011352:ex156.txt
<ID 16 5CF8>{0BA8}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 7E7A>{0BA8}453 6 80
<FILE 30 43F2>{0BA8}20200212011352:ex156.txt
<ID 16 5CF8>{0BA8}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 7E7A>{0BA8}453 6 80
<DATA 88 F438>{0BA8:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create a P
<DATA 88 8D8A>{0BA8:2}laintext file named,’URCALL_ex156.p2s’.
Make Title = ‘ORCA Roster, 11/2/20’. Ma
<DATA 88 C18A>{0BA8:3}ke To = ‘W7ZAP’. Make
Fm = ‘URCALL’. Make Sub. = ‘1st 5 Ck-Ins’. Copy/Paste th
<DATA 88 34DF>{0BA8:4}e
first five Ck-Ins from tonight’s Roster to the new file.

If you complete t
<DATA 88 2C7F>{0BA8:5}his OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex156.p2s’
to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic
<DATA 61 14B1>{0BA8:6} Round. Before sending,change
‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 8
<CNTL 10 0289>{0BA8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A285>{0BA8:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:49Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1510>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex156.txt
<MISSING 15 40A6>{0BA8}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP < K7KY Mindy that’s the smallest FLAMP exercise in history I managed to CONFIRM 66% (-: btn < K7KY

Nice recovery Doug! It’s a bad feeling when FLDIGI shuts down unexpectedly.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:51:33p 03:51:33z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP Gene ur up for traffic < NCS

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE W1EEP BK

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE W1EEP BK

W1EEP < W7ZAP
Gene want to try again? < NCS

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE W1EEP BK

W7ZAP DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 D159>{73C7}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 39 6152>{73C7}20200212035154:ex156 DE W1EEP.txt
<ID 18 10AB>{73C7}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 14 E611>{73C7}178 3 64
<DATA 72 D2E6>{73C7:1}Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Val
<DATA 72 24B5>{73C7:2}ley,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagst
<DATA 58 C79E>{73C7:3}aff,AZ in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
<CNTL 10 E54A>{73C7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4546>{73C7:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

Nice job Gene… you didn’t have much time to do the work! Here’s ur report…

DE W7ZAP
File : ex156 DE W1EEP.txt
<MISSING 15 E5D4>{73C7}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Bruce KB7VX < NCS

NCS DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 6CD8>{E27F}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 47 809F>{E27F}20200212035512:KB7VX-20200211-195508L.213
<ID 46 5508>{E27F}KB7VX Chehalis, Washington State CN86lf
<SIZE 14 621A>{E27F}357 6 64
<DATA 72 08E9>{E27F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEfXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cwb+1fKBa4/44P
<DATA 72 773C>{E27F:2}8s++0SGcMwKp2nhcze6477eWzDAmb7wZvrwVhj7X9kWNkZwQkmFLDYqTTUuWgehA
<DATA 72 8908>{E27F:3}jera6H6iArCbLM1+h5o63+SLMmztZI6cqYhdqLvAMIORVE8yJFjzp7Q4d/77GOfN
<DATA 72 ACA4>{E27F:4}+l6rhCysRpj9ADBtiyrJaArezY1H+qrgU9dGUL0vb5UVejy9gp5DT5VczTnj/w7y
<DATA 72 58CF>{E27F:5}jaBFHY9TZV9yb4lX0Pn/rVtLf0nZVH4tMED3RhRCK52OpOpwBCVHARl0Rrz4X/E/
<DATA 45 8967>{E27F:6}5FBVdRquPAl8BMFoiGiZtUKESA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 6DC9>{E27F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CDC5>{E27F:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KB7VX-20200211-195508L.213
<MISSING 15 9BBA>{E27F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Steve W7WSV 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 ECBE>{ED3C}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 E841>{ED3C}20200212035210:W7WSV_ex156.p2s
<ID 28 D52E>{ED3C}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 6B52>{ED3C}413 7 64
<DATA 72 85FF>{ED3C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFfXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 5342>{ED3C:2}g5BdZhEjzOTnPAnHntPmeiAPq5qr5wLpRqYTQDUkdOAs259EPk6LsnRSCxf4TNIV
<DATA 72 48DE>{ED3C:3}gCZXHCvIH4TpUe58nt6ktZG5+2lZsbAq4dsCzxU6UYVPHNAg+eCja905tJWW3QyV
<DATA 72 FEFE>{ED3C:4}Cxudrb6Cj3gMImn7kVjqqGLSW36L/0e34mfH3nW/MASSoLmbhpIxH7X+C2sX2vPn
<DATA 72 698E>{ED3C:5}lE1dGw4uDIIYXH3RR4ut3WLdZEAaEjVe9IG234Zu647aJUi3tt93dJVMc2Ma9zbo
<DATA 72 39BB>{ED3C:6}LlBD331aG6u8UKYrbHn2USkRgW1V/KgXHy1aXTGULYYf8+tacg6BWYb9nYdwSm0w
<DATA 37 0E6C>{ED3C:7}GxhWgRLBpXVYDT1u2A=
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<CNTL 10 5607>{ED3C:EOT}

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ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:00:59p 04:00:59z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Who is the stn trying to break in?? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP/K7KY SHORT NET TONIGHT ALL GOOD THANKS FOR THE NET SEE YOU ON THURSDAY WDN 73’S TO ALL GOOD NIGHT

Good to work with u Gene and well done on such a fast reply to the traffic round!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

ARS ke6sls running 75w inverted vee and using SDR at start of ORCA Digital Net.

w1eep, 4db s8, 100%, FLamp 100%
w7zap, xdb s5, minimal locally, 100%, FLmsg 100%, P4
k7ky, xdb s5, minimal locally, FLamp 100% 1st pass
KB7VX, xdb s6, 100%, FLamp 100%
W7WSV, xdb s5, no local copy, FLamp 100%

w1eep (4db S8) was a GREAT RELAY station for tonights call!
Noted a frequency difference as NCS passed to k7ky for exercise round.
Good sun today, 100% solar charge on station batteries.

TU NCS!
73
Jaye ke6sls

Good copy Jaye… ur signal is lighter than usual.
BK

Over to Bruce KB7VX 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP and the ORCA digital net de KB7VX
Good evening to all in ORCA 2/11/2020
And welcome to Minnesota station WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN Nice signal here in Washington State. It was a real shock to have FLAMP freeze up on me, but I did the FLAMP anyway by reading the text as it was sent missing only the type of form requested, used a 213 instead. Thor j100 was 14% copy Hairy!!! Enjoyed it though. Could simulate stressful conditions. Hi Hi.

This Thursday, I will attempt to enter WDN at new QTH of Port Townsend, Washington . Don’t know what kind of antenna I will get up… but will get up something.

W7ZAP de KB7VX

Good recovery Bruce. We’re all having stn issues tonite!
Will look for u on THurs. BK

Over to Steve W7WSV 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA de W7WSV
On backup FT100D radio tonight. Not many sig reports to give tonight.
W7ZAP, K7KY S8, 4 dB
WB0KGN S8, 4 dB
Flamp Msg: THOR100: S7, 100%
Exercise:
W1EEP 100%
KB7VX S6, -2dB, 100%

Little faster tonight…thanks for the great practice again. GE to all…73 de W7WSV

Nice report Steve and good (s9) signal into OR tonite
BK
K6ETA Steve ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WDN-Update-2-11-2020.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
K6ETA 20201202040808
:hdr_ed:21
K6ETA 20201202033414
<blankform>
:mg:1097 Update on the Western Digital Net

Thanks to ORCA Ops and a few random NBEMS folks we are up to 17 check-in on the last WDN!

Thanks to an offline discussion with a few founding members, we have arrived at a solid check-in procedure and have agreed on only running with two Precedence options (Routine, which is unstated and Priority).

The net now has a method for prioritizing QSAs and we are considering pushing the Comments Round to a more official close of the Traffic Round (to allow stations to check out if they don’t want to stick around to participate in Comments / dialogue. Doing this would also give a chance for relays and fills on the regional and routine QSTs.

Work on the WDN website has begun and net conventions, macros etc., will all be provided there. ORCA will be prominently mentioned, recommended and linked as well!

Thanks for all the support from ORCA Ops and to Doug and Mindy for running this great net for seven years!

Tonight I copied most stations 100% and got the THOR100 FLAmp on the first TX! Small net tonight! A less famished Doug and Mindy???

Steve K6ETA

[WRAP:chksum 722D][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Did you mean QST? (QSA?) Look forward to checking out the new WDN website! Great report on WDN Steve TU
BK
K0KEX < W7ZAP Rick if u copy… go with ur comments < NCS

K0KEX is on the roster
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T04:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx Mindy
ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Dave WB0KGN in LeSueur,MI. Dave is the primary Relay station for Ken AD5XJ’s Int’l SATERN Digital Net every Saturday morning. It nice to have him aboard from MI. Joe W7LUX, in&out tonight, also relays for SATERN. Welcome also to Mike AB6EW in Yuba City,CA and John W0JSH in Platte City. As to why I was @ 1510, LOCK turned off on it’s own and the curser followed another station. Now locked again (-: btn < K7KY

Nice report Doug.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:12:58p 04:12:58z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Any further comments from ACTIVE stns? (pre-tone pse) < NCS

Any comments from MONITORING stns? (pre-tone) < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T04:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
I did apprecieate the signal report. wb0kgn

WB0KGN < W7ZAP Ur signal is good in Brookings (S9+) Hope you can come back and work w/us dave
BK
Anyone else w/ comments?? < NCS

We flew thru the net tonight. Anyone needing a fill on missing blocks… I’ll TX fills following the net
BK

2016L – 0416Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

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

K7KY de KG5DGI – 2 MESSAGES @ 100% -2 @ ZERO %. VISITOR UNTIL JUST NOW, SO MISSED THE ACTIVITY OF CLOSE MONITORING. KG5DGI K 73
de KG5DGI k

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Glad you were able to copy some of the net Ed
BK
K0KEX K0KEX < W7ZAP how copy Rick?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7zap de K0KEX I had to adjuustthe waterfall freq tonight to finally get copy tks for the net 73 de k0kex

K0KEX < W7ZAP Good to CU tonight, ur signal is S9 and 5dB Glad u could join us!
BK
Anyone else w/comments or need a fill? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Mindy, may I try sending reply to training exercise ? de W7LUX K

W7LUX < W7ZAP Sure!

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W7ZAP DE W7LUX

<PROG 18 D43D>{4D52}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 49 7BF1>{4D52}20200212041109:W7LUX-20200211-211042L-1.p2s
<ID 24 1D1A>{4D52}W7LUX Flagstaff AZ
<SIZE 14 0094>{4D52}365 6 64
<DATA 72 88FE>{4D52:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEnXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PvaJst
<DATA 72 84A7>{4D52:2}KAqPVrbkECRnSILYPcy2WhNtbcNwpVgcxTMt1NdxBJSizZABoBcxScsOD3N6F4u8
<DATA 72 1F76>{4D52:3}kmUo9ngYK7v6CzPeotl6eG+hULnpzIOk1xdeIQQWaVBoU/1WZLv8Yu8V/ZkScjB8
<DATA 72 DCC5>{4D52:4}frClR9lkW4FFVF5kP7t3H242XapR6P2UMStLr/NbnZP8S7ePg35Hxjf+HLSTOQOG
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<DATA 53 D87E>{4D52:6}3Hfty4zN66mwJdezwc2NqdoM21pLy28AA==
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<CNTL 10 E503>{4D52:EOT}

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W7LUX < W7ZAP Well done Joe… and booming signal tonite S9 +20!
BK
Anyone else w/ comments or need a fill? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE wb0kgn
File : W7LUX-20200211-211042L-1.p2s
<MISSING 15 2A3B>{4D52}CONFIRMED
DE wb0kgn K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Thanks Dave de W7LUX

Anyone else w/cooments or need a fill? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-12T04:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE k0kex
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<MISSING 15 2A3B>{4D52}CONFIRMED
DE k0kex

Looks like everyone is copying Joe w7LUX well tonite!
Good to see
BK
Anyone else?? < NCS

Here’s the roster

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201202042711
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201202013809
<blankform>
:mg:695 ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/Feb/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 20
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
AB6EW Mike Yuba City, CA in&out
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 431F][WRAP:end] … end

Net Reports

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30/JUN/20 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/Jun/20 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 21 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID __W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX __KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX __N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT KS6M John Oakland,CA WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KG7FGT David [...]

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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
14.065 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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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