12/DEC/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/dec/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
N7QDZ Pat Medford,OR in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

We are all saddened by the passing of Brad WA7HHE’s wife MardithKB7HHB on 2 December 2017. Brad sent a beautiful tribute image of Mardith in the Traffic round. Please keep Brad in your thoughts and prayers.

Time for me to stop complaining about band condx. Tough band condx are what we train for. We couldn’t do this effectively w/o tough band condx for practice. While most stations survived the band tonight, some were unable to check in. Jaye KE6SLS was barely readable at the outset and soon faded completely. Only Mindy heard Craig KD7CL in Riverton,OR and we could not copy Pat N7QDZ in Medford,OR. These three stations are less than 100mi away. We’ll begin asking strong stations to relay check-in for weak stations and repeat the call periodically. We usually don’t have time to relay practice traffic during net; we log the relayed stations ‘in&out’ (monitors). We will practice relaying traffic from weak stations on occasion as this would be routine for a Traffic Net in poor band condx. Thanks for your patience.

Tough as the band was, images printed surprisingly well here. Even color images were near perfect. Pat N7QDZ emailed images he printed nearly perfect, although he was unable to ck-in. I’m glad to have images during Traffic. There may be times when an image will be better understood than a lengthy explanation. Steve K6ETA has been sending images from the TX screen @ 2x & 4x. These faster speeds aren’t available when sending images with the macro tag, IMAGE, as I usually do.

After Ben KE3KQ checked in from PA last week, I thought my old hope to have Dave W1HKJ check in from the east coast might be possible. Dave is our FLDIGI benefactor and I think he would enjoy seeing how we exercise his software. I’ve invited him to check in some evening if the band cooperates. Dave plans to try next week; watch for him and relay him in if I don’t hear him. W1HKJ .

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise began in THOR 50×1; a bit ambitious for condx. We needed many blocks and eventually filled everyone except Jaye KE6SLS with MFSK-32 & 16. Jaye was not heard again and we needed three relay stations to complete the message. It was a good exercise for REPORT and RELAY practice. If winter condx remain like this, we’ll be relay experts by spring (-:

Here’s some of the images from tonight’s Traffic round:

TX: K7KY-OR  RX: W6ADZ-NV
TX: K7KY-OR  RX: W1EEP-UT

 

TX: WA7HHE-UT  RX: W6ADZ-NV
TX: WA7HHE-UT  RX: K7KY-OR
TX: WA7HHE-UT  RX: W7ZAP-OR

 

TX: K6ETA-CA  RX: K7KY-OR
TX: K6ETA-CA  RX: W7ZAP-OR

Next week we’ll practice passing traffic off the net frequency. Only some stations will do this and others will pass practice traffic on-freq as usual. This change in the Traffic round is still fluid. We’d like to include everyone interested in off-freq practice, but may have to do it serially. We’ll see how much time it takes and develop an efficient routine. Please bring a one-sentence practice msg you can send to any receiver. We’re practicing the msg passing routine; the actual msg isn’t important. After ck-in I’ll call for those with ‘Traffic to List’ and select a couple Ops. For the purpose of this exercise, please list the receiver as NCS. I’ll designate a proxy. While these Ops are off-freq, we will continue with the regular practice Traffic round.

This exercise will familiarize us with the routines for leaving and returning to net. Be patient and flexible; Mindy & I are learning too. Thanks for your patience and focus during difficult condx. We enjoyed working with you tonight and hope to see you again next Tuesday evening. 73 Doug K7KY

———— Net Log ————–

de WA7HHE testing

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

de N7SND N7SND Cedar City, Utah checking in.

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

N7SND de wa7hhe looks like you made it back from the Christmas Party

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

wa7hhe ya, and I’m stuffed&

WA7HH

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

N7SND DE WA7HHE GOOD MEAL, BREAK W1EEP GOOD TO SEE THAT YOUR ON TONIGHT

WA7HHE DEW1EEP HOW COPY THIS

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad hw cpy 35w ?? < K7KY

N7SND < K7KY GE Larry hw cpy 35w?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

k7ky<wa7hhe Hi doug and thanks very much for the kind thoughts sent my way

WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad doesn’t seem like much undeer the circumstances but best we hv good to c u hw cpy 35w?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>

k7ky<wa7hhe lost of nice folks in ham radio and much appreciate, pls convey same to Mindy.

WA7HHE < K7KY FB Brad ur on the log tu BREAK K6ETA GE Steve ur on the roster tu BREAK N7SND Larry ur on the log tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KE6SLS < W7ZAP how copy Jaye? < W7ZAP

W1EEP < K7KY U here Gene?? < K7KY

W1EEP < K7KY Gene u ck-ing in? < K7KY

This is W6ADZ W6ADZ checking into the ORCA Net.

I will only be monitoring the net operations tonight. In and out.

W6ADZ < K7KY GE Darrell ur in&out tonight tu < K7KY

BythtPFhoaa 3vta¡ÖEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP & KE6SLS RR checked in tu < K7KY

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene I hv u tnx < K7KY

KD7CL < K7KY Craig I think agn pse PSK31 signal took u out… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KD7CL < W7ZAP GE Craig ur on the log. did not copy if ur IN&OUT or here to practice? < W7ZAP

Can anyone relay the last station? < K7KY

Last station sri try agn later band may improve tu BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

Hi ORCA Net

Reno is present.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY GE Doug nice sig from Reno Band is odd tonight some stn’s I don’ t hear very unusual 4 me.. tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

Just want to be sure you have my as in&out. de W6ADZ

W6ADZ < K7KY Well, Darrell I do now I forgot to write it down.. tu BREAK

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

12/12/2017 19:30 PST

GE & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

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

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500/usb – 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) Signal evaluation image (30sec)

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise conducted by Mindy W7ZAP

Open FLAMP before exercise begins.

FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

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.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or print VideoID on WF

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET <!IDLE:01:30>. done

MORE SAD NEWS: Mardith Mitchell Biedermann KB7HHB, SILENT KEY

<!IDLE:04.00>…. done

Brad KB7HHE’s wife Mardith KB7HHB passed away in Cedar City,UT

on December 2, 2017. Please keep Brad in your thoughts and prayers.

We’ll have a few moments of silence in her honor…

<!IDLE:20.00>….:….|….:….| done

Thank you

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4.5

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20171312033458

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:384 ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/dec/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 11

Stations:

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum DDBA][WRAP:end]

… end

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 12 December 2017

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex50.txt’, an FLMSG

/FLAMP exercise using the FLMSG Blank form. Complete the instructions

and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC round using FLAMP, or send

your own practice traffic or QRU.

OFF-NET-FREQ TRAFFIC PRACTICE, 3rd Week, Monthly:

Beginning next week, and the 3rd Tues each month, please prepare a one

-line practice message. You can decide the recipient when you know who’s

checked in. We’ll do some off-freq messages during Traffic every 3rd

week. Otherwise, Traffic practice round will be the same. We’ll rotate

the off-freq senders so everyone has an opportunity over time.

Following ck-in next week, I’ll call for stations with ‘Traffic-to-List’.

That call is for station wishing to send their traffic to another station

off the net freq. During the Traffic round, I’ll send them off-freq to pass

their traffic and return to net. We’ll learn and practice this traffic-net

routine.

Making time for the Off-Freq Traffic exercise, we’ll skip the FLAMP exercise.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

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

Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP over to Mindy… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

Tonight’s FLAMP will TX in THOR 50×1

Fills will be in MFSK-32/16 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 C489>{0F3B}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 AEB4>{0F3B}20171212232856:ex50.txt

<ID 25 DDD4>{0F3B}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 9880>{0F3B}391 7 64

<FILE 29 AEB4>{0F3B}20171212232856:ex50.txt

<ID 25 DDD4>{0F3B}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 9880>{0F3B}391 7 64

<DATA 72 E9DC>{0F3B:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG BL

<DATA 72 D558>{0F3B:2}ANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex50.b2s. Copy the following q

<DATA 72 746F>{0F3B:3}uestion to the new file and add your reply.

Have you copied SAT

<DATA 72 10ED>{0F3B:4}ERN Int’l Digital Net FLAMP bulletins, 20m, Sat mornings?

In T

<DATA 72 E6B0>{0F3B:5}RAFFIC round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

<DATA 72 EF65>{0F3B:6}

own practice msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to

<DATA 15 0F13>{0F3B:7}’NCS’.

<CNTL 10 6CD1>{0F3B:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CCDD>{0F3B:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:40Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1499>>

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 …

WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE WA7HHE

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 16 3940>{0F3B}2 3 4 6 7

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

N7SND

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 9DF0>{0F3B}PREAMBLE

DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO

File : ex50.txt

Interference from another station on freq

<MISSING 10 53AA>{0F3B}6 7

DE KA7FOO K

KA7FOO

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 15 659B>{0F3B}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY < W7ZAP Doug pls RELAY file in MFSK-32 TU < W7ZAP

<STX>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 C489>{0F3B}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 AEB4>{0F3B}20171212232856:ex50.txt

<ID 25 DDD4>{0F3B}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 9880>{0F3B}391 7 64

<DATA 72 E9DC>{0F3B:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG BL

<DATA 72 D558>{0F3B:2}ANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex50.b2s. Copy the following q

<DATA 72 746F>{0F3B:3}uestion to the new file and add your reply.

Have you copied SAT

<DATA 72 10ED>{0F3B:4}ERN Int’l Digital Net FLAMP bulletins, 20m, Sat mornings?

In T

<DATA 72 E6B0>{0F3B:5}RAFFIC round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

<DATA 72 EF65>{0F3B:6}

own practice msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to

<DATA 15 0F13>{0F3B:7}’NCS’.

<CNTL 10 6CD1>{0F3B:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CCDD>{0F3B:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

WA7HHE WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE WA7HHE

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 8 45AF>{0F3B}4

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

N7SND

N7SND

×ND

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 10 8BAA>{0F3B}4 5

DE N7SND K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 15 659B>{0F3B}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE W1EEP

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 14 9DF0>{0F3B}PREAMBLE

DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 15 659B>{0F3B}CONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KA7FOO < W7ZAP Doug pls RELAY file in MFSK-32. TU < W7ZAP

DE KA7FOO

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 C489>{0F3B}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 AEB4>{0F3B}20171212232856:ex50.txt

<ID 25 DDD4>{0F3B}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 9880>{0F3B}391 7 64

<DATA 72 E9DC>{0F3B:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG BL

<DATA 72 D558>{0F3B:2}ANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex50.b2s. Copy the following q

<DATA 72 746F>{0F3B:3}uestion to the new file and add your reply.

Have you copied SAT

<DATA 72 10ED>{0F3B:4}ERN Int’l Digital Net FLAMP bulletins, 20m, Sat mornings?

In T

<DATA 72 E6B0>{0F3B:5}RAFFIC round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

<DATA 72 EF65>{0F3B:6}

own practice msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to

<DATA 15 0F13>{0F3B:7}’NCS’.

<CNTL 10 6CD1>{0F3B:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CCDD>{0F3B#nafhFOO K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 8 45AF>{0F3B}4

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

N7SND

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE N7SND

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 8 45AF>{0F3B}4

DE N7SND K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 8 25AE>{0F3B}6

DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K6ETA < W7ZAP Steve pls RELAY blocks 4,6 in mfsk-16 TU < W7ZAP

DE K6ETA

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 10ED>{0F3B:4}ERN Int’l Digital Net FLAMP bulletins, 20m, Sat mornings?

In T

<DATA 72 EF65>{0F3B:6}

own practice msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to

<CNTL 10 6CD1>{0F3B:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CCDD>{0F3B:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

WA7HHE WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 8 45AF>{0F3B}4

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

N7SND

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE N7SND

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 15 659B>{0F3B}CONFIRMED

DE N7SND K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 15 659B>{0F3B}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY K7KY K7KY < W7ZAP Doug pls RELAY block 4 in mfsk16 TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

last stn agn pls < W7ZAP

<STX>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 10ED>{0F3B:4}ERN Int’l Digital Net FLAMP bulletins, 20m, Sat mornings?

In T

<CNTL 10 6CD1>{0F3B:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CCDD>{0F3B:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:58Z MFSK-16 @ 1504>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex50.txt

<MISSING 15 659B>{0F3B}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY < W7ZAP < W7ZAP All stations copied file … seem to have lost Jaye… BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy We’ve been hving trouble with the Eureka,CA stations lately as they’re so close to us… very difficult to fill the msg tonight.. good work just as we would hv to do to send an important msg in emergencies… tu bREAK

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

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T04:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

WA7HHE DE N7QDZ ZKE K

K7KY < K6ETA

Relay… N7QDZ

< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY TU Steve I hv him thinking for a moment he was contacting Brad.. BREAK Pat I hv u on the roster do you want to be active and take part in what’s left, the Comment round or in&out btu < K7KY

N7QDZ < K7KY Pat hw cpy? < NCS

OK Maybe tech glitch 4 Pat BREAK we continue with the Comment round beginning with Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

Sending Pic:245x178C;

Thanks to the ORCA Net and NCS station,s picture is of my wife KB7HHB, is my tribute, and will greatly miss her. WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY Perfect Brad.. thank you so much… God bless you…. BREAK next for Traffic is Larry N7SND < NCS

Looks like we lost Larry for now Next up is Steve K6ETA < K7KY

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 148E>{26A3}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 BF85>{26A3}20171213035033:K6ETA-ex50.b2s

<ID 29 F5F3>{26A3}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 51A9>{26A3}305 4 80

<DESC 18 8DC4>{26A3}ORCA Traffic

<DATA 88 ECB8>{26A3:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADxXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzRfauO9ptJpq9bKc

V7

<DATA 88 BD8E>{26A3:2}rIBE70wUptkotydBFbUuBk7dFc5EDrkcRlORLODHCOXJcxdVh+jIxpw7L3W5jPPLw5PO/pERKE7ZN8

V4

<DATA 88 4A20>{26A3:3}1bKaScCeT37wLbPDHAwTFNqnXPCv6KslNb+UCLEUGBwVrTMJ6gkg6MSjYsz6ZKO7ySlSs71jW8lnt

cqH

<DATA 73 1AAB>{26A3:4}g+7CcFuQ+peFRPgIrYI3hNAppW1J6+d/Qdqq6bIWhZYeiCE+0hcwAA=

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 CE97>{26A3:EOF}

<CNTL 10 6E9B>{26A3:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : K6ETA-ex50.b2s

<MISSING 15 1231>{26A3}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K6ETA < K7KY I think u will enjoy the net, Steve Ken AD5JX is easy to work with although 20m can be weird some mornings BREAK next is Gene W1EEP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY DE W1EEP BAND IS UP AND DOWN TONIGHT BUT GLAD ALL WERE ABLE TO RELAY AND KEEP US IN THE GAME HAVE A GOOD NIGHT 73S TO ALL FROM PINE VALLEY

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene I think we’re in for a bit of relay work this winter good for us actually… BREAK let’s try Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

Anyone printing Jaye KE6SLS ? < K7KY

KA7FOO Doug ur turn for Traffic… < K7KY

QST DE KA7FOO

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KA7FOO < K7KY Doug this is out of my head, so I’m not sure it’s right but I think so ck-in begins around 0930 Sat AM for 1000net on 14.064.5 +1500 Olivia 8/500 if that not right its very close GL BREAK Mindy W7ZAP is QRU

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

Comment round begins with Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Sri Doug, will pass at present 73’s Brad Wa7hhe

WA7HHE RR Brad tu BREAK next for comments is Larry N7SND < NCS

OK on to CA & Steve K6ETA < K7KY

Sending Pic:480x360p4;Can anyone tell what rig Herman is using?

Steve K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Yes… It appears to be a KX3 and ur image printed almost perfect vy good 4 4x do you know how to add the 2x & 4x arguments into the macro tag?? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

I just use the x2 button on the load screen… no macro yet.

< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY RR that’s working ok for me too, but i usually send images by macro I’ll ask Dave W1HKJ BREAK next is Gene Y

W1EEP < K7KY sri some mistake on my kbd ur up for comments < K7KY

Maybe the band has let Gene down too we’ll move along to try Jaye once more KE6SLS < K7KY

KA7FOO < K7KY Doug ur turn for comments.. < K7KY

Was teaching a class on Express last week.

In the 3rd Phase of a year long 3 Phase Training

on digital comms (FlDigi, Packet, Express).

Just about to turn these students loose!!!

Sure sorry to hear about HHB. Brad, thanks for

the image of her.

W7ARR of the Behive Net (NCS) lost his wife 2 weeks ago.

Thanks. Will check out the cC

Still a good net regardless on the band conditions.

Steve’s image failed bad big time.

See all you Digi-Hams cnx

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY Wow! seems like a season of sad news… maybe some of your graduates will show up on ORCA some day (-: BREAK next for Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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W7ZAP 20171312042837

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W7ZAP 20170512224719

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:mg:773 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

WA7HHE 100% KBD, image (S9 +10) s/n=11dB

N7SND 100% KBD

K6ETA 100% KBD, VidID, Relay, FLAMP, image (S9 +10) s/n=11dB

W1EEP 100% KBD, VidID (S9) s/n=11dB

W6ADZ 100% KBD (S9)

KE6SLS 90% KBD (S6) s/n= -4dB

KD7CL 50% KBD (S7) s/n= -9dB

KA7FOO 100% KBD, Relay, FLAMP (S8) s/n= 9dB

N7QDZ 100% copy KBD (sri missed sig rpt)

K7KY KBD, FLMSG, image, relay

During FLAMP round, it’s hard to know who to use as relay when band is long. Thanks to KA7FOO, K7KY and K6ETA for relays. Thank you Brad for sharing a picture of Mardith with us. K6ETA’s b/w image was surprisingly clear. Great to see all on the WF tonight. Hope to work with you all again soon.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

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W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx, Mindy BREAK N7QDZ Pat is in&out but he may be around and hv a comment for the net over to Pat if ur there… < NCS

Are there any further comments or questions for the net? come now… < K7KY

K7KY de WA7HHE,FYI- W1EEP indicated on vhf he had to leave early, good practicing tonight

E are on the ORCA.

AG7RV and W6ADZ

Hopefully K7HMR will be online soon.

He wants to be involved.

Trying to get K7VWB interested in ORCA.

KA7FOO

WA7HHE < K7KY Tnx Brad & tnx for comingWA7HHE < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Please stand by Doug is having some station issues. TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Doug’s radio stopped TXing. Odd… OK any comments before we close? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T04:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU for relay on W1EEP BREAK

KA7FOO pls resend ur last. TU < W7ZAP

As per the sad news … My DEC, KD7NHC, tomorrow

will be attending his 3rd funeral in the last

seven days.

Two of my students are on the ORCA.

AG7RV and W6ADZ

Hopefully K7HMR will be online soon.

He wants to be involved.

Trying to get K7VWB interested in ORCA.

KA7FOO

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KA7FOO < W7ZAP TU Doug for all ur work and referrals. BREAK

Any more comments or late ck-ins? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-13T04:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 12/12/2017 20:37 Pacific Standard Time

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 NCS

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03/DEC/19 Report

03/DEC/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Dec/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 23 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA in&out W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA [...]

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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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