12/OCT/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/OCT/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

80m was full of surprises tonight. CME’s are like that. 80m was predicted to be, ‘Closed to Poor’, but that was not the case, at least when the net began. Ck-in went smoothly, as usual. Last minute changes to the Mode Shoot-Out delayed our pre-net practice session. We didn’t wrap practice until 1844p, one minute before Early Ck-In.

Early Ck-In began with a four station pile-up; we collected three with bits and pieces of their callsigns. One of those stations was Steve WY7SJM Casper,WY, indicating much better condx than we expected. After that, ck-in went smoothly and the band seemed normal for the season. Condx remained stable until 3:10z/8:10p, when the band deteriorated quickly.

Our Mode Shoot-Out also ran into difficulty. We couldn’t find spec’s for OFDM-500F and 750F on-line. All the Developer’s links have been removed. The WayBack Machine found one link, but it wasn’t helpful. We tried a last-minute email to the Developer among other attempts to find word-speed for 500F & 750F. Failing that, we revised the Mode Shoot-Out/NBEMS Exercise.

Expecting difficult condx, we chose medium speeds in robust Modes; THOR vs MFSK. As it turned out, PSK modes would have been a better choice. Six of seven stations CONFIRMED THOR-50×1 and the same six stations CONFIRMED MFSK-64. Only one stations missed a few blocks. The 7th station missed three blocks in THOR and two blocks in MFSK; an insignificant difference. That station lies to our S S/E. Our path in that direction usually declines first, dropping S/CA, AZ & NV stations.

Net Notes:
We’ve succeeded in reducing the length of our nets without watering down content! Years back, our goal was to limit net sessions to an hour. As membership increased, we moved the goal posts to 1.5hr. That’s a long time to stay focused; there’s a long gap between active engagement for each member. Last year, we began limiting the NBEMS Exercise to 10 Ops, later settling on 8 Ops. We also added the Monitor’s Session after closing the net. These two changes have helped roll overall net time back to an hour. With the additional stresses of 2021, this is a big plus. We’ve been wrapping the net ± an hour since returning to our full weekly format. Everyone is focused and alert. Nets are running smoothly. Incoming Ops pick up net routines quickly. Thank You for helping us conduct an efficient net.

Please don’t take offense if we remind you of ORCA protocols. We repeat ck-in Protocol numerous times during Early Ck-In and again in the Preamble sent before every session. Net Protocols are also published on the website. We all make mistakes; if you’re an ORCA regular, you know we’re error-tolerant. It’s a learning and training net; that impells us to keep participation consistent with net protocols. We’re learning and practicing digital netiquette. Developing good networking habits will make you a welcome check-in on all Directed digital nets. As a Training Net, it’s important to set the correct example for incoming Ops. They’re learning by observing and emulating net members. If we don’t train correctly, we’re wasting our time and energy. Thanks for helping run a useful net.

During Summer Sked we skipped the NBEMS Exercise and ran only the Comment Round. We asked members for ideas to improve net operations. Five members sent suggestions for changes or additional events; one member sent a list of ten. All the suggestions were positive; we liked them. We were surprised by the number of members that said how much they like it as it is. They were consistently supportive and appreciative. Their replies were surprising and reassuring; reassuring because today, we’re at the limit of our time and energy. Life is not the same as it’s been for many years. Political/social upheaval effects everyone. Health, family, and homestead are our first priorities.

ORCA takes quite a bit of time and energy; we enjoy maintaining the net. We’re trying to hold the course we set for ourselves almost nine years ago. We wanted to develop a training and practice net that we would like to join. It was an ambitious goal at the time; we knew little of digital traffic-handling for emergencies. From the outset, we were joined by like-minded digital Ops also interested in learning and practicing digital networking skills. Without this team of dedicated digital Ops, we would not have succeeded. We can’t say enough about those who’ve been with us from the outset and those who’ve joined along the way. Without you, we would not be a useful Training net.

We’ll do our best to keep the net interesting and useful, but more in-depth and diverse training and presentations are beyond our ability. ORCA has always been a pick-up net. The only requirement for participation is parsing net protocols and doing your best. From the outset, members have come and gone. Each Op decides the utility of regular focused practice. We practice regularly to polish and strengthen our skills. These skills generalize to all Amateur digital operations. Whether your focus is ragchewing or EMCOMM, training and practice in digital netiquette and traffic-handling will improve and strengthen your skill-set. Only you can decide how often to practice. We hope to continue working with you, running a regular NBEMS Exercise with as many variations as we can. We’ll add an occasional Mode Shoot-Out now and then. Work the net as often as it suits you.

We’re approaching 9yrs of ORCA DIGITAL NET. We won’t be around forever, but the many Ops that practice with us may be around much longer. Individually, they’ll showcase effective digital netiquette, strategies, and tactics as long as they’re active. Each of us will influence Amateur digital operations in a positive manner.

Depending on your location, the band fluctuated from fair or poor, or vice versa. Note stations that copied only 1 test image, one at the beginning and others at the end. Reading the net log also shows the same pattern.
Images from the net:

EE6LJ Briceland, CA
KC7MAW Port Orchard, WA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KE7IN Underwood, WA
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Thanks for your ongoing support and participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

de WY7S
SG7VEJ
de KL7RI KL7RI QNX

There was a pile up… here’s what I have:

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
BK

KG7VEJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
BK

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX

Please Stand By < NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KE7IN QNX

KE7IN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
BK
And there was another stn… come agn < W7ZAP

DE K7DV k7dv

K7DV < W7ZAP QSL Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

GE DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Dave
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

DE W1EEP K

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

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T01:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AD7DQ | Ron | Horseshoe Bend ID|QNX

AD7DQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
GE Ron… after ur 1st ck-in… all we need is ur CALL & if ur QNX (no QTH :-)
Tnx
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

ke7zpg qnx

WB7TZD Tom QNX

KE7ZPG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
Steven it helps NCS when ur call is in ALL CAPS… Tnx!
BK

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

R – QNX

I need a relay on the QNX stn < W7ZAP

NCS < KK6RJR KK6RJR – QNX

WB7EUX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
BK

WB7EUX < W7ZAP QSL Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
GE Brad
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < W7ZAP TU Lamar
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
BK
Other stn agn pse < W7ZAP

de KC7MAW k
de KC7MAW k

KC7MAW < W7ZAP QSL Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N2RSN QNX

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
GE Steve… strang signal
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

ha! Strong
BKI

next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

NCS DE KE6SLS K

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

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
CR QNX

last stn agn pse < W7ZAP

KM6FCR QNX

KM6FCR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
There was a strange sound at the beginning of ur TX both times ??
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

W7WXV – Carroll, QNX

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
GE Carroll
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

KS6M < W7ZAP TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-10-12 19:30:20p 02:30:20z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 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:
Have FLAMP open. Stay Focused, Exercise is brisk.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and FILL
or CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

Traffic Round: NCS calls FLAMP Exercise Stations
for practice traffic (Advanced Exercise files).
No Traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

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

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX < NCS

WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
< WA7HHE NIL btn

Tnx Brad… good signal (S9 +15) tough band tonight

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20211310023514
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20211310012817
<blankform>
:mg:771 ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/OCT/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum DCF0][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This afternoon, we changed tonight’s Mode Shoot-Out comparing OFDM with MFSK. All the on-line OFDM Developer links have been removed. OFDM is described under Modes in FLDIGI Manual 4.1.20, but doesn’t appear in the Mode Table that lists words-per-minute. We’re uncertain OFDM is still supported and will be retained in FLDIG. We couldn’t find OFDM word speed. Without knowing WPM, we can’t match OFDM to another mode of similar speed. Instead of OFDM, we’ll compare THOR with MFSK. We’re already familiar with their characteristic and performance, but performance is always effected by band condx. Tonight, we’re working with a current Solar
CME. Prediction: Unsettled, Closed to Poor.

Adding a Mode Shoot-Out to the NBEMS Exercise makes a small change. We’ll use two files, with the same content and length, but different names. We’ll send file#1 in THOR-50×1 and file#2 in MFSK-64. We’ll fill the file that requires the least blocks with MFSK-32 & MFSK-22. This will be determined by the sum of blocks requested by Exercise participants.

Pass@1: THOR-50×1 146wpm, 900hz, ex222_1.txt
MFSK-64 240wpm 1260hz, ex222_2.txt

Pass#2 MFSK-32 120wpm 630hz, ex222_?.txt

Pass#3 MFSK-22 80wpm 435hz ex222_?.txt

When NCS calls for your FLAMP REPORT, be sure to highlight the correct file.

We’ll do more research on OFDM. The experimenting we’ve done so far was positive. In favorable condx, it’s very fast. It still leaves Squelch open, we’re uncertain if this is an unavoidable condition. It may have purpose we don’t understand. In any case, we’ll follow it up an look to test it another day.

In all ORCA protocols, CALLSIGN is printed in CAPS. CAPITALIZED CALLSIGNS stand out nicely from HF noise. Please send your CALLSIGN in CAPS. TU

Over to Doug K7KY w/tonite’s NBEMS exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Any questions about tonight’s NBEMS Exercise with a Mode Shoot-Out b4 we start? Don’t forget to highlight the correct file b4 u REPORT.< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tonight’s NBEMS exercise begins in PSK-250RC2(440wpm, 600hz).
We’ll fill with THOR-50×1 (176wpm, 900hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
pse stand by a moment < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Pass@1: THOR-50×1 146wpm, 900hz, ex222_1.txt
MFSK-64 240wpm 1260hz, ex222_2.txt

Pass#2 MFSK-32 120wpm 630hz, ex222_?.txt

Pass#3 MFSK-22 80wpm 435hz ex222_?.txt

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:43Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 E9BB>{D5DE}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 32 A58A>{D5DE}20211004051336:ex228_1.txt
<ID 16 A55B>{D5DE}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 47AD>{D5DE}408 7 64
<FILE 32 A58A>{D5DE}20211004051336:ex228_1.txt
<ID 16 A55B>{D5DE}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 47AD>{D5DE}408 7 64
<DATA 72 C74F>{D5DE:1}ADVANCED – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

<DATA 72 083D>{D5DE:2}In your PC-Editor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex228_1.txt’. Copy t
<DATA 72 5703>{D5DE:3}he following question to that file and enter your reply.

Are
<DATA 72 F2D4>{D5DE:4}any of your family Amateur Radio Ops? If so, list their CALLSIGN
<DATA 72 5EA6>{D5DE:5}S.

If you complete this ADVANCED exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex228
<DATA 72 1BBD>{D5DE:6}_1’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,chang
<DATA 32 B0A4>{D5DE:7}e ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 4
<CNTL 10 EFC7>{D5DE:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4FCB>{D5DE:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:44Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALL only. Press the FLAMP ‘REPORT’
Button or send ‘No Copy’.

We begin with … K7DV

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 22FB>{D5DE}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 22FB>{D5DE}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 22FB>{D5DE}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 22FB>{D5DE}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW

DE KC7MAW
File : ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 22FB>{D5DE}CONFIRMED
DE KC7MAW K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 22FB>{D5DE}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Next, the same file #2 in MFSK-64 < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:49Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 B7B9>{93C3}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 32 FE52>{93C3}20211004051422:ex228_2.txt
<ID 16 B2A2>{93C3}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 72F1>{93C3}408 7 64
<FILE 32 FE52>{93C3}20211004051422:ex228_2.txt
<ID 16 B2A2>{93C3}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 72F1>{93C3}408 7 64
<DATA 72 9C66>{93C3:1}ADVANCED – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

<DATA 72 5017>{93C3:2}In your PC-Editor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex228_2.txt’. Copy t
<DATA 72 0C2A>{93C3:3}he following question to that file and enter your reply.

Are
<DATA 72 A9FD>{93C3:4}any of your family Amateur Radio Ops? If so, list their CALLSIGN
<DATA 72 058F>{93C3:5}S.

If you complete this ADVANCED exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex228
<DATA 72 4057>{93C3:6}_2’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,chang
<DATA 32 AC71>{93C3:7}e ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 4
<CNTL 10 0107>{93C3:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A10B>{93C3:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:50Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:50Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 15 1BCE>{93C3}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

HHE
File : ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 15 1BCE>{93C3}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 15 1BCE>{93C3}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW

SC7MAW
File : ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 15 1BCE>{93C3}CONFIRMED
DE KC7MAW K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 15 1BCE>{93C3}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 10 CE7F>{93C3}2 3
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 15 1BCE>{93C3}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 B7B9>{93C3}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 5017>{93C3:2}In your PC-Editor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex228_2.txt’. Copy t
<DATA 72 0C2A>{93C3:3}he following question to that file and enter your reply.

Are
<CNTL 10 0107>{93C3:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A10B>{93C3:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

M
File : ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 15 1BCE>{93C3yet e, 3 oeht 6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I’m going to send this whole flle in 32 for the QNX stations < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
eava iat R

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 B7B9>{93C3}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 32 FE52>{93C3}20211004051422:ex228_2.txt
<ID 16 B2A2>{93C3}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 72F1>{93C3}408 7 64
<FILE 32 FE52>{93C3}20211004051422:ex228_2.txt
<ID 16 B2A2>{93C3}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 72F1>{93C3}408 7 64
<DATA 72 9C66>{93C3:1}ADVANCED – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

<DATA 72 5017>{93C3:2}In your PC-Editor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex228_2.txt’. Copy t
<DATA 72 0C2A>{93C3:3}he following question to that file and enter your reply.

Are
<DATA 72 A9FD>{93C3:4}any of your family Amateur Radio Ops? If so, list their CALLSIGN
<DATA 72 058F>{93C3:5}S.

If you complete this ADVANCED exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex228
<DATA 72 4057>{93C3:6}_2’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,chang
<DATA 32 AC71>{93C3:7}e ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 4
<CNTL 10 0107>{93C3:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A10B>{93C3:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Well, not so much of a Shoot-Out. We really miss guessed band condx the difference btwn the two modes amounted to 1 block @ 1 station. Not exactly enlightening… thanks for your patience, I forgot to save my beginning macro b4 we started, so it was lost and I began with last sessions Modes Next Shoot-Out, we’ll aim for OFDM
btn < K7KY

Hmmm… THOR 50×1 did better than we expected in a tough band… good to see they both did well. Not much of a mode shoot-out. Will be interesting to hear from QNX stns if they had noticeable RX difference btwn the 2 modes. Nice work Doug and all stns… more to pay attention to tonight. Remember, we’ll have a Monitor’s Session following the net if u need fills.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:59:39p 02:59:39z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Dave K7DV < W7ZAP

Looks like we lost Dave
Bk

Next 4 Traffic is Gene W1EEP < NCS

W7ZAP DE W1EEP

<PROG 21 4E71>{AA87}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 45 9C58>{AA87}20211013025113:ex228 URCALL W1EEP 1.txt
<ID 18 CCF2>{AA87}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 13 ACE5>{AA87}75 2 64
<DATA 72 14D9>{AA87:1}
Are any of your family Amateur Radio Ops? NO I HAVE NONE AT TH
<DATA 19 673A>{AA87:2}IS TIME THX
<CNTL 10 7D49>{AA87:EOF}
<CNTL 10 DD45>{AA87:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

DE W7ZAP
File : ex228 URCALL W1EEP 1.txt
<MISSING 15 85BF>{AA87}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Tom WB7EUX 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 ADCA>{D34F}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 39 3165>{D34F}20211013024606:WB7EUX_ex228_1.txt
<ID 36 8897>{D34F}WB7EUX Joseph OR DN15ji Windom
<SIZE 13 B4C2>{D34F}51 1 64
<DATA 59 7FEA>{D34F:1}Q: Are any of your family Amateur Radio Ops?

A: No
<CNTL 10 3136>{D34F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 913A>{D34F:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 DFBC>{D34F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Brad WA7HHE 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 1008>{635A}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 39 6A5F>{635A}20211013025253:WA7HHE_ex228_1.txt
<ID 38 4A8E>{635A}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 14 2701>{635A}277 4 80
<DESC 17 5509>{635A}EX228_1.txt
<DATA 88 83D9>{635A:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADLXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DcHto3Mb1i50HNiRmmiXCS21GjIU+Gb
<DATA 88 D05D>{635A:2}zCMKYV1IetsIRWBZTE7SITqr0DIi8lmt92Hzc0+m/KyyTz99wcccGTr1io3O8y7JBM1ZoCKQeWjgjJlA
<DATA 88 C69D>{635A:3}ZwImQTseU8mjfrpm4S1Z7O8jPxtjwW6XcNBGFAfxgF52rb4EonqwgtrakKBZUV4TDQEiYg9JkNWZblxp
<DATA 45 11DD>{635A:4}xdQV03IhPxrrZjvCwOes4HZQAA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 E45B>{635A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4457>{635A:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

DE W7ZAP
File : WA7HHE_ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 1A29>{635A}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

HaHa!
BK

AE6LJ Lamar ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE AE6LJ

<PROG 18 CBFA>{FB07}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 38 E574>{FB07}20211013024943:AE6LJ_ex228_1.txt
<ID 30 7489>{FB07}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 13 18BD>{FB07}50 1 64
<FILE 38 E574>{FB07}20211013024943:AE6LJ_ex228_1.txt
<ID 30 7489>{FB07}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 13 18BD>{FB07}50 1 64
<DATA 58 9EFE>{FB07:1}Are any of your family Amateur Radio Ops?

No.

<CNTL 10 98A6>{FB07:EOF}
<CNTL 10 38AA>{FB07:EOT}

DE AE6LJ K

DE W7ZAP
File : AE6LJ_ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 5E5D>{FB07}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Mike KC7MAW < NCS

W7ZAP DE KC7MAW

<PROG 18 965C>{9CD5}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FIL i 40 897D>{9CD5}20211013025452:KC7MAWL_ex228_1.txt
<ID 13 C736>{9CD5}KC7MAW
<SIZE 13 0C95>{9CD5}79 2 64
<DATA 72 41C1>{9CD5:1}Are any of your family Amateur Radio Ops? If so, list their CALL
<DATA 23 t&etem 2}SIGNS.

NIL

<CNTL 10 8376>{9CD5:EOF}
<CNTL 10 237A>{9CD5:EOT}

DE KC7MAW K

DE W7ZAP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 8 0FDA>{9CD5}2
DE W7ZAP K

KC7MAW click FETCH & XMIT pse :-) < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE KC7MAW

<PROG 18 965C>{9CD5}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 40 897D>{9CD5}20211013025452:KC7MAWL_ex228_1.txt
<ID 13 C736>{9CD5}KC7MAW
<SIZE 13 0C95>{9CD5}79 2 64
<DATA 72 41C1>{9CD5:1}Are any of your family Amateur Radio Ops? If so, list their CALL
<DATA 23 CA1E>{9CD5:2}SIGNS.

NIL

<CNTL 10 8376>{9CD5:EOF}
<CNTL 10 237A>{9CD5:EOT}

DE KC7MAW K

DE W7ZAP
File : KC7MAWL_ex228_1.txt
<MISSING 15 689A>{9CD5}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Jaye KE6SLS 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 11BA>{104A}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 39 A554>{104A}20211013030625:ke6sls_ex228_2.txt
<ID 31 5784>{104A}ke6sls Eureka! California
<SIZE 14 CF0B>{104A}132 3 64
<DATA 72 E50E>{104A:1}Are any of your family Amateur Radio Ops? If so, list their CALL
<DATA 72 E775>{104A:2}SIGNS.

My mother, Maryellen was kf6kad (sk)
my x-yl is kf6gax,
<DATA 12 8B8C>{104A:3}Pat

<CNTL 10 012D>{104A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A121>{104A:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

DE W7ZAP
File : ke6sls_ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 15 DDD7>{104A}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

U hv a ham family :-)
BK

KS6M John ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 18 876C>{004F}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 052B>{004F}20211013025642:KS6M_ex228_2.txt
<ID 26 45A0>{004F}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 13 5D5E>{004F}78 2 64
<DATA 72 347F>{004F:1}Are any of your family Amateur Radio Ops? If so, list their CALL
<DATA 22 AC3D>{004F:2}SIGNS.

No.
<CNTL 10 2621>{004F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 862D>{004F:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex228_2.txt
<MISSING 15 68CD>{004F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:13:24p 03:13:24z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Dave K7DV < W7ZAP

Next 4 Comments is Gene W1EEP < NCS

W7ZAP W1EEP GREAT NET TONIGHT I LIKE BRAD ANSWER THE RAT TERRIER K9BRK ALL GOOD HERE WE GOT 9 INCHES OF SNOW LAST NIGHT WINTER HAS ARRIVED 73’S TO ALL AND TO ALL A

GOOD NIGHT

Wow 9″ sounds like a lot to me! Yes Brad is funny and quick!
BK

Over to Tom WB7EUX 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS < WB7EUX – My station copied most other stations successfully. Thanks for the exercise with multiple modes. All is well de
WB7EUX

The shoot out wasnt quite what we expected, but fun and interesting all the same.
BK

Over to Brad WA7HHE 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < WA7HHE, Propagation report, DEPARTING SUNSPOT EXPLODES, MISSES EARTH: Oct. 10th (2302 UT), an active region on the western edge of the sun exploded, producing a C2-class solar flare. \
Info: https://spaceweather.com/

Nice space wx report… tnx!
BK
AE6LJ Lamar ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

AE6LJ Lamar ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Over to Mike KC7MAW 4 Comments < W7ZAP

DE KC7MAW Sorry abt the fetch confusion. I had hit Fetch and nothing seemed to happen. So I sort of froze. Is that what it looks like when you Fetch, nothing? If so, seems like i just resent the entire thing hmmm now I know. Thx fer the net. great training 73 BTN.

No worries… Fetch adds blocks mid-screen (RX tab)… Says BLOCKS and adds them there. Then hit XMIT. This is why we practice. Also u can type them in there too. Can practice after net if u like
BK
BTW its a good teaching oppty too!
BK
KE6SLS Jaye ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T03:20Z MFSK-22 @ 1500>>

ORCA DE ARS KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! Ca using lßw on the doublet °tv

w7zap, 10-15db, 100%, FLM failed, P0,
k7ky, 11c ht , 100%, FLA 1 & 2 100% 1st pass,
K7DV, – –
Wui 0Eb, 100%, FLA 100%,
WB7EUX, 1-18db, 100%, FLA 100%,
WA7HHE, 1?¤zNeh, FLA 100%,
AE6LJ, 4-12100%, FLA 100%,
KCc t ‘W, °a n0ñ teivkal60%,a
AÌevt o-uo¢/ i forgot to check in with the * tonight. But it turned out i’isbn likwzx-change of msgs.
¹ÙMµot e LæCi aam the only one with ham in my blood :) I sureei` my brothers would n eehm¾ln serest, hiis loeT ió EU aoo qk¶ll it’s good to know that cllo¯64 is about 2x faster than i tH u,uax faz1e hÌqned for NCS at 3:10z! I was going to bump up my mode speed 4 tfc, but not now :) NVIS is now ver a hnbbsm áYbÄfOGit video chat with Bob Bruninga WB4APR, creator of APRS t2to!nifàonteaxqOie p voice to hõ ca.otßfeuh a sudden “WHwo aee lhis AM. Instead of the usual mid to high 40’se÷r lea²emp, we had 34 & f Oaqifs and grass vnbkmPt be?an’t seü to warm up even wit1cya 1 Ûuesi the warm temps already.

T jed a very high speed PSKR mode this ¿n stddEMS net. It
vtf Ãt play well using thy repeater, but it was fun to try ju5o ®iº

Take care aÉedOi1a ønae ke6s Eet

Wow Jaye… band did change a lot btwn us… 65% cpy on u. Good mode selection < W7ZAP

KS6M John ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS and the net< No comments from me this evening.
73! < KS6M

Tnx for band update via email John
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-10-13T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Reminder to all stations. ORCA protocol is RxID on TxID off unless you’re sending Traffic. All stations are welcome to change mode for Traffic w/o notice. Just remember to activate TxID first. If you don’t, you’ll be the only one in your chosen Mode. NCS will reset Net Mode.

If you have questions suitable for the NBEMS Exercise, email us. They’re hard to make interesting every week. It’s just text to make the Exercise more realistic.

Thanks for working with us. < Doug K7KY

Nice work on the Mode Shoot-out Doug… the OFDM part was a lot of research today with little results.
BK
ANy further comments from active stns or ?s < W7ZAP

Are there any follow-up questions/comments or Late Ck-Ins B4 we close?
After closing, we’ll run a brief session for Monitoring stations. < NCS

QNX or Lurkers with Comments?? < W7ZAP

2028L – 0328Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

Now we’ll take Monitoring station Comments, CONFIRM Optional Exercise files,
or FILL the Primary Exercise file. In your Comments, please say if you have the
Optional Ex’ file ready to send or need fills for the primary file. After Comments,
we’ll CONFIRM the OPTIONAL files first, then send fill blocks and take REPORTS.
Remember: Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

Looks like that’s it! Thanks for working w/us tonight. Will TX the roster, then QRT.

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20211310033121
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20211310012817
<blankform>
:mg:771 ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/OCT/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 42B9][WRAP:end] … end

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FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

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