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ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/apr/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR (QRU)
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA (i/o)
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV (i/o)
N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA (i/o)
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

Not the best band condx tonight, but good enough for digital comms. The weekly FLAMP exercise was not so easy tonight. We missed a couple stations in the REPORT round. No way to know if they couldn’t hear us or had tech issues or distractions. Only one station needed a one block fill, so MFSK-32 was doing a creditable job. Later in the net, most stations would have copied MFSK-64 too.

Congratulations to Clifford N0LKC who has been monitoring ORCA this winter while traveling around the western US, campground portable with 10-40w. He jumped in tonight and did well. Doug KA7FOO has also been monitoring a few weeks and is about to go active, I think.

Regarding the suggestion we save time by deactivating TxID, we want to keep it active for the present time. Only one other Op was willing to try it. We realize it adds 2.8sec to each TX. Changing mode manually each time will also take time and increases the NCS workload. We’re already pretty busy. We can try running the net without NCS using TxID. NCS makes more than half the transmissions each net, so it will save half the time anyway. We’ll try it next week.

You don’t have to bring practice traffic to net. You can send the results of the practice exercise distributed in the weekly FLAMP exercise. You can also send QRU (no traffic) during Traffic round. Every active station participates in a complete message evolution during the FLAMP exercise, so you won’t miss traffic practice.

You can send QRU during Traffic and send a BLANK form message or keyboard live during the Comment round. Our overall objective is to provide numerous opportunities to practice digital traffic handling.

If you have any interest in learning digital NCS skills, it can be done most easily by conducting individual portions of the net. Mindy began by conducting the weekly FLAMP exercise. Unfortunately for her, she didn’t have time to conduct more net events before being thrust into NCS when I injured my hand. Still, her experience with the weekly exercise was enough introduction to give her the confidence to step into the breach. It also helped that our stations are so close and I can assist her if she falls behind.

TX: W7ZAP OR RX: W1EEP UT

If you ever think you’re not learning anything new here on the net, it might be true. Net format changes occasionally to incorporate new tasks and skills, but is pretty much the same week to week. You may already be accomplished at digital communications. Still, your continued participation has some big pluses.

Number one is the depth and confidence gained from regular practice. Practicing your digital skills with other Amateur Operators contributes to remaining balanced and focused when conditions are chaotic. These are the times you will be thankful you invested time in regular practice. And, your participation is part of the learning environment experienced by everyone else on the net. Your participation helps create the dynamic model newer Ops need for growth and inspiration. And, we definitely appreciate everyone who works with us each week. Thanks for sticking with ORCA. There would not be a net w/o you.

I hope to see you all again next week. 73 Doug K7KY

(OT) Steve WA7PTM is coordinating the SEA-PAC Raspberry Pi Workshop on Friday, June 2nd (seapac.org/workshops.html). The Elmer co-presenter with Randy K7AGE, has canceled and Steve is looking for another Op familiar with Raspberry Pi/FLDIGI to work with Randy at SEA-PAC. Contact Steve: seapac-2017@aberle.net.

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W7ZAP W7ZAP
de KD7CL KD7CL
Craig
0157Z
Riverton, Or
Long wire
good signal
No traffic No traffic
will be i/o and monitoring

RR Craig TU < W7ZAP
Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP
RR Gene youre on the log TU < W7ZAP

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ORCA de N7RBP N7RBP
BOB BOB
MEDFORD, OREGON MEDFORD, OREGON
No traffic No traffic
de N7RBP pse k

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N7RBP < W7ZAP
RR Bob TU < W7ZAP
A eRat Cq
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W7ZAP de ke6sls

Mindy, if you are monitoring, I would like an IN/OUT tonight. Trying to deal with
new letter and a MS Vista machine tonight :(

TU !

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP
RR Jaye have you 9i/o) TU and good luck w/ the machine < W7ZAP

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AG7RV (i&o) Dick Reno, NV

AG7RV < W7ZAP
RR Dick have you listed (i/o) TU < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA (i/o)
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

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W7ZAP DE K7DV howdy mindy K7dv from Idaho falls

K7DV < W7ZAP
GE Dave have you on the log TU < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA (i/o)
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

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Good evening ORCA Net from KA7FOO, Doug in Reno NV.
I have not created any messages for the net tonight.
Thus will be monitoring again tonight.
Thanks.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < W7ZAP
RR Doug Have you as (i/o) TU < W7ZAP

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TU

KA7FOO

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Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA (i/o)
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV (i/o)
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

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N0LKC N0LKC N0LKC CLIFFORD IN MOAB UTAH

N0LKC < W7ZAP
GE Clifford
Will you be participating or in&out?? < W7ZAP

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I WILL TRY IF YOU COPY OK, PLEASE HAVE PATIENCE WITH FIRST ATTEMPT, TNX MUCH N0LKC

FB Clifford Good to have you with us tonight. Ur sig is S8 S8 TU < W7ZAP

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20 WATTS HERE DE N0LKC

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA (i/o)
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV (i/o)
N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

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W7ZAP W7ZAP de N6IET N6IET N6IET kn

N6IET < W7ZAP
GE Rick have you on the log TU < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA (i/o)
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV (i/o)
N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

KB6NN < W7ZAP
RR Howard in&out TU < W7ZAP

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kk6rky>>>kk6rky>>>Good evening ORCA net from Erik in Trinity Center

de kk6rky k

KK6RKY < W7ZAP
RR Erik TU < W7ZAP

04/11/2017 19:30 PDT
WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP alt-NCS, SW/OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
Dave Freese 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. Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) B/W Test image for signal evaluation
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise by Doug K7KY

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)

LOCK: fldigi curser @ 1500, ENABLE: RxID & TxID
DISABLE: Mode-ID, end-of-TX-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.
Configure FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP. AR

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ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< W7ZAP

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/w7zap/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < W7ZAP

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:41
K7KY 20172702203744
W7ZAP 20171204023331
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454

:mg:452 ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/apr/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR (QRU)
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA (i/o)
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV (i/o)
N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA (i/o)
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS
[WRAP:chksum 589B][WRAP:end] … end

ORCA ANNOUNCMENTS

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex19.txt’, an optional
file-manipulation/FLAMP exercise. Return your file in FLAMP to NCS
during TRAFFIC round, or send your own practice message, or QRU.
This multitasking exercise provides practice in processing traffic
while maintaining focus on net operations.

This ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section webpage explores some pro and
con aspects of FLAMP & FLARQ:
www.arrl.org/files/file/On%20the%20Air/Tutorials/Advanced_NBEMS_3_0.pdf
Check it out.

Last weeks FLAMP exercise question produced the suggestion that we turn
off TXid during net. This would save 2.8sec of every TX in MFSK-23. It
would also require anyone changing mode to notify the net twice and
each Op to manually change modes twice for each msg. Overall, time
saved may be a wash. We’re unlikely track mode change manually as well
as fldigi does automatically. We can try it if you like. Please express
your thoughts during Comment round or email ncs@orcadigitalnet.com.

Weekly Net Report posted as soon as we can…
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

The Weekly FLAMP exercise is next with Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP please stand by…

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Doug is having FLAMP technical issues and is rebooting FLAMP
please stand by… < W7ZAP

2.2.03
{8101}20170410

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QST DE K7KY

{8101}FLAMP 2.2.03
{8101}20170410200540:ex19.txt
{8101}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub
{8101}384 6 64
{8101:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, create a BLANK
{8101:2}file named, ‘URCALL_ex19.b2s’. Copy the
following questions to t
{8101:3}he new file, and enter your answer.

Do u create fldigi macros a
{8101:4}nd use them during the net?
Can u print ur callsign on the water
{8101:5}fall?

In FLAMP, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.(today, or
{8101:6} next week)
On the FLAMP TX tab, change, ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

{8101:EOF}
{8101:EOT}

DE K7KY K

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During this weekly FLAMP exercise we try to
fill every station. I will prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN (wait for prompt). Press the FLAMP
REPORT Button or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.
We begin with …

W1EEP

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DE W1EEP
File : Unassigned
{8101}1 2 3 4 5 6
DE W1EEP K

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N7RBP

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K7DV

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N0LKC

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N6IET

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KK6RKY

Before RSID: <>

DE kk6rky
File : ex19.txt
{8101}CONFIRMED
DE kk6rky K

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W7ZAP
DE W7ZAP
File : ex19.txt
{8101}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

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ORCA DE K7KY

{8101}FLAMP 2.2.03
{8101}20170410200540:ex19.txt
{8101}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub
{8101}384 6 64
{8101:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, create a BLANK
{8101:2}file named, ‘URCALL_ex19.b2s’. Copy the
following questions to t
{8101:3}he new file, and enter your answer.

Do u create fldigi macros a
{8101:4}nd use them during the net?
Can u print ur callsign on the water
{8101:5}fall?

In FLAMP, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.(today, or
{8101:6} next week)
On the FLAMP TX tab, change, ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

{8101:EOF}
{8101:EOT}

DE K7KY K

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W1EEP

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DE W1EEP
File : ex19.txt
{8101}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

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n7rbp

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K7DV

DE K7DV
File : ex19.txt
{8101}CONFIRMED
DE K7DV K

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N0LKC

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N6IET

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[ n08101}CONFIRMED
DE N6IET K

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W7ZAP < K7KY Mindy, I didn’t find eveery station tonight, but closed anyway as I’ve had trouble with FLAMP and don’t want to
hold up the net btu < K7KY

FB Doug looks like band may be going bad.

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP
Next is the TRAFFIC round and we begin with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

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QST DE W1EEP

{9E36}FLAMP 2.2.03
{9E36}20170412024824:ex19 URCALL W1EEP.txt
{9E36}W1EEP DM37GJ
{9E36}68 2 64
{9E36:1}

NCS YES I DO THIS IS VERY HELPFUL TO MOVE ALONG FASTER THX W
{9E36:2}1EEP
{9E36:EOF}
{9E36:EOT}

DE W1EEP K
DE W7ZAP
File : ex19 URCALL W1EEP.txt
{9E36}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

FB Gene TU BREAK
Up next is Dave K7DV < W7ZAP

ORCA Net Practice DE K7DV

{5882}FLAMP 2.2.03
{5882}20170412024252:K7DV_ex19.txt
{5882}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ
{5882}63 1 64
{5882}Net response I like the no id response also
{5882}20170412024252:K7DV_ex19.txt
{5882}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ
{5882}63 1 64
{5882}Net response I like the no id response also
{5882:1}Do you use macros for the net at anytime

Yes I have several
{5882:EOF}
{5882}20170412024252:K7DV_ex19.txt
{5882}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ
{5882}63 1 64

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE K7DV BK
DE W7ZAP
File : K7DV_ex19.txt
{5882}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

FB Dave TU BREAK
Up next is Clifford N0LKC < W7ZAP

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QST DE N0LKC

{6943}FLAMP 2.2.03
{6943}20170412024509:N0LKC_ex19.b2s
{6943}N0LKC Clifford E Carnicom
{6943}188 3 64
{6943}ORCA EXERCISE APR 11 2017 N0LKC
{6943:1}
Do u create fldigi macros and use them during the net?
NO, SO
{6943:2}RRY NO KNOWLEDGE OF THIS.
Can u print ur callsign on the waterf
{6943:3}all?
NO, SORRY NO KNOWLEDGE OF THIS.

FROM CLIFFORD N0LKC
{6943:EOF}
{6943:EOT}

DE N0LKC K
DE W7ZAP
File : N0LKC_ex19.b2s
{6943}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

FB Clifford Nice work on your first FLAMP exercise BREAK
Up next is Rick N6IET < W7ZAP

QRU de N6IET

RR Rick TU BREAK
Up next is Erik KK6RKY < W7ZAP

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QST DE kk6rky

{BF79}FLAMP 2.2.03
{BF79}20170412024715:kk6rky_ex19.b2s
{BF79}kk6rky Trinity Center Ca CN80
{BF79}245 4 64
{BF79:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAACsXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BywW2T7vN1zb6Lny
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{BF79:3}/ql/4k/tSmjniceRnZDamHU1fCChvYCwNC8p9yL0mNWkL9eaSuP6q3NlkcjxjvD0
{BF79:4}GFZZIaEjxoFhcOYLPNd7fgKXs4A9OzL+p7yAURhTt0=
[b64:end] {BF79:EOF}
{BF79:EOT}

DE kk6rky K
DE W7ZAP
File : kk6rky_ex19.b2s
{BF79}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

FB Erik TU BREAK
Next is Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

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NCS DE K7KY

{4287}FLAMP 2.2.03
{4287}20170410200830:K7KY_ex19.b2s
{4287}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub
{4287}241 4 64
{4287:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAACqXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3MwPt//igEVboTTN
{4287:2}NuYgUwwR3/DB4e0OQPlb7JPxmXtpPYV5Zf6bMYGyBfRpEDEPxwDq4yUkS4nAR0ab
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{4287:4}+4OV9yE5D1HGjRzal+kE5XFda/2JyPsJ4WJsDAA
[b64:end] {4287:EOF}
{4287:EOT}

DE K7KY K
DE W7ZAP
File : K7KY_ex19.b2s
{4287}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K
FB Doug TU BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

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KB6NN

KB6NN < W7ZAP
Howard do you want to participate in the comment round? < W7ZAP

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I have my exercise otR 19 ready but any participation is good for me.
de KB6NN

Go ahead and TX KB6NN < W7ZAP

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NCS, ORCA DE KB6NN

{AD55}FLAMP 2.2.03
{AD55}20170412025903:KB6NN_ex19.b2s
{AD55}KB6NN Howard, Eureka, Ca
{AD55}257 5 64

NCS, ORCA DE KB6NN BK

Before RSID: <>

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{AD55:EOT}

NCS, ORCA DE KB6NN K
DE W7ZAP
File : KB6NN_ex19.b2s
{AD55}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP
Next is the COMENT round up first is Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

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W7ZAP DE WIEEP THE BAND WAS A LITTLE OFF TONIGHT BUT YOU ARE 6DB ON S/N VERY GOOD DOUG IS -6 TO -10 ON THE
OTHER SIDE IS WEAK AND THAT IS HOW WE ALWAYS HAVE IT IN UTAH WHEN YOU ARE 180 DEGREES OUT WE GET THE SAME
RESPONSE IF YOU ARE SITTING WHERE DOUG IS GREAT NET ALWAYS ENJOY. THX W1EEP

FB Gene Ur S9 +15 tonight in Brookings TU BREAK
Up next isN7RBP Bob < W7ZAP

Looks like we lost Bob BREAK
next is Dave K7DV < W7ZAP

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:hdr_fm:20
K7DV 20171204030853
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K7DV 20171204030849

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FB Dave looks like a good report TU BREAK
Next up is Clifford N0LKC < W7ZAP

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GE to ORCA. SORRY DID NOT KNOW I APPARENTLY NEED TO HIT TX BEFORE REPORT. ALSO FORGOT NCS HEADER. I COPY
EXERCISE 100%. TNX FOR PATIENCE AND FUN. 73 DE CLIFFORD AT HORSETHIEF CAMP UT, PORTABLE 20 WATTS WITH THE FULL
ANTENNA, N0LKC

FB Clifford We all learn from the beginning… You did fine BREAK
Next up is Rick N6IET < W7ZAP

ORCA de N6IET

25 watts in Los Angeles.

Everyone except Gene and Mindy and Dave are in and out of the mud, this evening.
Mindy and Gene are 100% and peaking at 10 dB s/n.

And, of course, W1AW code practice is 599 at 500 Hz.

Doug was invisible the first time he sent the practice flamp and asked for Reports,
but I copied 100% the second time.

73 de N6IET

FB Rick You could hear Doug on his 2nd TX because he took his antenna back!! He was nice and gave it back to me!
BREAK
next is Howard KB6NN < W7ZAP
d
Before RSID: <>

KB6NN

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te6eat otv early but came in late. While I was stacking lumber in the garage@ rig copied

FLAMP: W1EEP 100%; KK6RKY Missing 1,4; K7âw 100sfVlseÿ sei:n s ¡ +eeL l ,t
k ûqnröqgnals were there or they were not. I copy pretty much

anything down to a -8 dB s/n. Mindy is consistently +5 to +8 dB s/n as I write this at

about 10 after 8PM local time. 73 and thanks de KB6NN
KB6NN

FB Howard and tnx for the report BREAK
Next is Erik KK6RKY < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn kk6rky-net-notes-20170412-030456Z-9.b2s]2.0.15
:hdr_fm:22
kk6rky 20171204031617
:hdr_ed:22
kk6rky 20171204030507

:mg:907 April 11, 2017
KK6RKY Net Notes
Icom 7100 50 W OCF dipole
Band conditions OK
Image: Very clean
Rotation 100% No checksum errors
FLAMP +12 dB 100% All Blocks

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT 6 dB 100%
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR (QRU)
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA (i/o)
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID 5 dB 100%
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV (i/o)
N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT 3 dB 100%
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA 6 dB
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA (i/o)1 dB 100%
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR +12 dB 80% 1 block missing
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS + 15 dB

By the way, I had fun with the ARRL Frequency Measurement test last Wednesday.
My results:
Station Band Error
K5CM 80 m 0.12 Hz
K5CM 40 m 0.17 Hz
W8RKO 80 m 0.00 Hz
W8RKO 40 m -0.10 Hz
W6OQI 20 m -0.14 Hz

Thanks for another great net Mindy and Doug!
73 Erik

[WRAP:chksum 0BB9][WRAP:end] … end

FB Erik nice report. Have not heard of the ARRL test, but will look it up as it sounds interesting BREAK
Next up is Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <>

W7ZAP < K7KY I think my issues with FLAMP may be due to using an Alpha version of fldigi v 4.0.2.6 this version fixes a bug in
the macro tag more info on that here…

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-SAVE.b2s]4.0.1
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20171204032059
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20171104192803

:mg:630 I’ve been working with the FLDIGI programmers, Dave W1HKJ and Ed W3NR to resolve a bug in the macro tag, .
It now works reliably in Alpha version 4.0.2.6. is very useful when u create or edit macros on-the-fly.

Usually, u have to navigate to the top menu and click thru 4 menus to save the current macro file. With the macro tag u
can save the current file with 1 click w/o leaving the macro bar. Very hand when ur in a hurry.

I create or edit macros during the net nearly every net. Fixing this macro command is a big plus for me. If u use macros, you too
will appreciate the savings in time and bother.
[WRAP:chksum C74C][WRAP:end] … end

FB Doug I appreciate the work you’ve done with Dave and Ed very helpful. BREAK

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP
Any further comments or late check ins?? < W7ZAP

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 04/11/2017 20:23 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention
to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next week.
‘Practice makes Perfect’
73 < W7ZAP Alt-NCS

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16/JUL/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/June/17 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 18 Stations: KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT in&out KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR in&out KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT [...]

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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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