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ORCA DIGITAL NET, Report 12/May/15

Check-ins: 5
Traffic: 4

Stations:
WA6NBG Don Bul
KI6RIT Nick T
KE6SLS Jaye Kbd
W7ZAP Mindy T
K7KY Doug T NCS

Although the net began small, Nick KI6RIT & Jaye KJ6SLS arrived later and we had a very productive session. Following a round of traffic, we experimented with 8PSK125F, a fast mode that uses very little bandwidth. I doesn’t have FEC and didn’t do well with the conditions tonight. We’ve used it successfully under ideal conditions, but the band was noisy tonight and most stations on the net did not decode it. I sent it again when Jaye came aboard and he decoded it. Although MFSK-32 is not fast, it’s not slow either. I think we selected the right standard mode for the net. It gets through under pretty poor conditions.

We also experimented with RTTY after closing the net. I was down to 5w and everyone copied me well in RTTY and MFSK-32. We learned that fldigi defaults with the RTTY TXID disabled. You have to enable it on the NBEMS config tab.

Spring WX has reduced net participation somewhat; no surprise. I’d become used to 6-10 digital ops and was initially disappointed with smaller nets. Now, I see both conditions are beneficial in different ways. More Ops usually means more sharp minds to help resolve digital issues on-the-air, but small nets lend themselves to more extensive experimenting.

With a small net, we can try more modes and variations. With only 3-4 Ops to consult we can repeat operations that failed a few more times without boring everyone. People begin to get antsy when they have to wait for nine other Ops to have their say. That said, we should remember that actual emergency situations may have long idle periods and moments of intense activity. Our activities here should help prepare us for the vagaries and contingencies of emergency conditions.

Nick NI6RIT will be away next week. Maybe some of our traveling Ops will be back home by then. Thanks to everyone who participated tonight. We hope to see you again next week. If there is anything you would like to try during the net, please let me know.

73 Doug K7KY

——————— Net Log ———–

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>

Testing de WA6NBG

WA6NBG GE Don… Ur checked in..< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1511>>

Testing Testing Testing Testing 1234567890 Test out…. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:25Z 8PSK-125F @ 3505000+1499>>

Returning net to MFSK-32 >

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Early Check-in

Send only your callsign or print it on the WF

I’ll list earlies before regular check-in. de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>

ORCA DIGIAL NET, Checked-in early:

WA6NBG Don Bul

W7ZAP Mindy T

K7KY Doug NCS< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:30Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1496>>

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET. Doug K7KY NCS – Brookings,OR.

We meet every Tuesday at 1930p here on 3.595 USB. Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, & FLAMP. Mode: MFSK-32 @ 1500. Other modes and bands depending on conditions. Alternate digital

freq: 7.122 USB. Optional voice freq’s: 3.955 & 7.200.

The ORCA DIGITAL NET is dedicated to learning digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling. The net connects Amateur Operators with mutual interest in

training, information-sharing, and support. Visitors welcome.

This is a DIRECTED Net. Please answer check-in with your CALLSIGN. If you can print your call on the WF, use any free space in the passband.

After check-in, please stand-by while NCS organizes the rotation list.

NCS transmits grayscale test image

NCS transmits Rotation list

NCS transmits Announcements

Call for comments/questions on announcements

NCS calls each station in rotation (traffic or keyboard)

Before sending, please LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID, & AFC.

(Set CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’)

A round (or more) of fills, reception reports, comments, questions, follows the traffic round.

Closing Announcment (optional QSY to voice)

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ORCA DIGITAL NET- website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/ >

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

Check-in: Please respond with your callsign only…

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:32Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

Grayscale image for signal evaluation

Sending Pic:192×192;

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-8.b2s]2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151305023359

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151305022844

:mg:168 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation order 12/May/15:

WA6NBG Don Bul

W7ZAP Mindy T

K7KY Doug NCS

NCS will call each station in order…

(NCS 25w, 180′ doublet @ 80′, SW/OR)

[WRAP:chksum AC79][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1496>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Announcements, 12/May/15

Current fldigi versions: fldigi v3.22.08, flmsg v2.0.10, flamp v2.2.02. http://w1hkj.com/download.html

Tonite we’ll do another relay exercise at the beginning of traffic rotation.

When receiving flamp messages, we follow with an flamp REPORT; it CONFIRMs (100% copy) or lists missing blocks.

NCS will prompt the next station in rotation for a REPORT; remaining stations REPORT in order w/o NCS prompt. If the previous station does not send, wait 15-20sec and send your

REPORT. When rotation returns to the originting station, that station sends fills. No more REPORT rounds now; we’ll continue with regular traffic rotation.

*** Remember to LOCK fldigi @ 1500, & enable RxID, TxID, & AFC ***

(Set CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’)

Comments, Questions?, come now with your callsign. de K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>

WA6NBG Don we can forget the regular order tonight. And, we’ll skip the relay exercise as Mindy & I can’t do relays being so close together. We can start and I guess end with your bulletin and our traffics. Today, we will have time to do anything that might occur to us. Let’s start with the Humboldt bulletin….< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-11.213]1.1.32

:hdr_fm:22

WA6NBG 20151305023804

:hdr_ed:22

WA6NBG 20151305022918

:to:27 Eureka Emergency Net & ORCA

:p1:33 25 Watts into 180′ endfeed up 25′

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2015-05-11

:t1:5 1836L

:sb:26 Bulletins and Annoucements

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:501 Bulletins and Annoucements for May 11th.

EmComm meeting this month will be replaced by the Kinetic Sculpture Race planning meeting Thursday 21st at 7:00pm at the Eureka downtown fire station.

Kinetic Sculpture Race Memorial Weekend. This is a 3 day event. VHF communicators are needed all three days.

Please send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to donelsonsteam@gmail.com or via Packet to WA6NBG @ W6ZZK-1 on 145.050 MHz.

This ends the digital message for May 11th.

[WRAP:chksum D9A3][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

KI6RIT GE Nick… Nice to see you. You saved us from only having 3 check-ins tonight. So many of our members are off travelling etc in the nice summer wx. If you have traffic, you can go now or I’ll come back to you after Mindy. Your choice… < K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1494>>

No traffic right now, other than I won’t be here next week.

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1493>>

KI6RIT OK I’m glad you made it this week. Did you copy Don’s Bulletin? < K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

I copied everything after I came back down the wf, so I missed the header

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>

W7ZAP OK MIndy your turn..< K7KY k

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 12may2015.213]2.0.9

:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20151305024317

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20151205184444

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:21 25w 120′ dipole @ 65′

:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP

:p2:13 Brookings, OR

:d1:10 2015-05-12

:t1:5 1840Z

:sb:51 Amateur Radio Nets Crucial Link in Maritime Rescues

:mg:2299

Amateur Radio played a crucial role in two recent at-sea rescues. On April 8, sailors Randy (VA3ORT) and Dawn (VA3PBT) Ortiz of Ontario, Canada, ran into heavy seas that led them to abandon their 42-foot sailing yacht Nirvana Now in a remote portion of the South Pacific while en route to the Marquesas. The Ortizes were able to summon help via the Pacific Seafarer—s Net on 14.300 MHz, and the North Carolina-based Continuum, skippered by Bob Jankowski, KJ4ZFP, and his wife Mona, was able to come to their rescue, some 1200 miles from the nearest landfall. The Ortizes were last reported to be safe in Tahiti. Pacific Seafarer—s Net member Fred Moore, W3ZU, in Florida was able to coordinate the request for help. Another vessel, Athos of London, also had been diverted to help, but that vessel did not have an HF radio on board and could not be called off until after Continuum had arrived on the scene and rescued the Ortizes.

On April 16, members of the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) assisted with a mayday call on 14.300 MHz, which NCS William Sturridge, KI4MMZ, handled. Skipper Andrew Fleming, KC4VOA, on board the sailing yacht Seaquel, reported his vessel taking on water due to a mechanical failure some 95 miles northwest of Puerto Rico and headed to Florida. Fleming reported that he had been unable to raise the US Coast Guard or other agencies on the radio. Sturridge notified the Coast Guard and also contacted Moore to assist in handling the crisis.

—They had a short window of opportunity in which to communicate,— Assistant MMSN Net Manager Jeff Savasta, KB4JKL, reported. —It was only approximately 5 minutes before contact was lost with the vessel, and any other information that they obtained was via an in-house database program which the MMSN utilizes for its contacts. KC4VOA has checked in to the MMSN many times prior so there was a vast amount of information on the vessel.—

Savasta said the US Coast Guard was dispatched, the vessel was located, and a Coast Guard Paramedic was lowered via helicopter to treat a head injury that Fleming had sustained . Fleming and his wife Sally, KA3RUJ, later expressed their gratitude to Sturridge.

Read the entire article at:

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/amateur-radio-nets-crucial-link-in-maritime-rescues

[WRAP:chksum A2BF][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

WA6NBG Back to you already Don… Comments and observations please…< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

Signal Report from WA6NBG

W7ZAP Mindy 100% and FLMSG

K7KY Doug 100%

KI6RIT Nick 100%

Lots of noise tonight. Small turnout. Hello to Nick.

That is all from Humboldt Hill.

de WA6NBG K

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1492>>

KI6RIT Over to you Nick.. Please tell me how far the EOC is from your QTH tu< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn NC6MC-6.213]2.0.8

:hdr_fm:21

NC6MC 20151305025031

:hdr_ed:21

NC6MC 20151305025031

:to:16 ORCA Digital Net

:p1:22 25w 40/80 dipole @ 30′

:fm:9 Ukiah EOC

:sb:6 Report

:s1:11 Nick KI6RIT

:mg:148 WA6NBG – Good copy, missed the beginning due to me going up the wf for checkin

W7ZAP – 100% copy, good article!

EOC is about 2 miles from my house.

[WRAP:chksum D372][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

W7ZAP OK MIndy, ur up… de K7KY k

W7ZAP Reception Report:

WA6NBG copied 100% + FLMSG

KI6RIT copied 100% + FLMSG

K7KY copied 100% + FLMSG + image

Slim net tonight! Not much to report… Nice to see Don and Nick on the net tonight :-)

73,

Mindy W7ZAP k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-8.b2s]2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151305025322

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151305022844

:mg:136 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Reception report

WA6NBG Don Bul 100% + flmsg

KI6RIT Nick T 100% + flmsg

W7ZAP Mindy T 100% + flmsg

K7KY Doug NCS

[WRAP:chksum A2D3][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

ALL ORCA Well, thanks for your patience tonight. I’m falling a bit behind with only four stations. I seem to do bettr with 8 or so. Thanks for coming out tonight when most had better things to take care of. I hope we pick up a bit as summer settles in and we catch up with summer chores.

Does anyone want to send another message or have anything further for the net? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>

ALL ORCA Ok likely the briefest net in our history. I hope to see you all next week, except NIck and we hope to see him the week after… GN to all and thanks again for coming..73 Doug K7KY NCS SK

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>

oug, I think you doublled with soimeone… de WA6NBG K

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

ALL ORCA Oops! Last station come again…

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>

I doubled with him, whoops. I was doing a MFSK64 attempt.

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

KI6RIT OK Nick.. go with MFSK 64 de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1459>>

Testing on MFSK64, with a manual toggle back to MFSK32. I practiced with it offline last week, I was hoping to be able to write macro tags by hand in the text entry box, but it doesn’t seem to work. Oh well :).

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T02:59Z MFSK-64 @ 3505000+1490>>

KI6RIT Nick Mindy & I both copied 64 OK Here comes another mode for testing… de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1505>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn FRNcw.213]2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151305030053

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151305015609

:inc:17 QTH: Brookings,OR

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:fm:9 Doug K7KY

:p2:23 180′ doublet @ 80′, 25w

:d1:10 2015-05-12

:sb:24 FRN CW NETs (Farnsworth)

:s1:9 Doug K7KY

:mg:962 Some of our digital members are also CW operators and I thought they might enjoy the two FRN CW nets run by JB KR5RR, who also participates here on the ORCA DIGITAl NET.

JB runs the nets with Farnsworth CW spacing, meaning you can set your keyer to 20wpm character speed and send at a somewhat slower word speed if you like. The nets are friendly and interesting. JB runs them smoothly and they’re great forums for improving your fist, sending from your head, and copying in your head. Net members are friendly and supportive. If you’re into CW, tune in and check-in. While the nets are QRP, you can use the power needed to be heard. Here’s the details:

NAQCC Farnsworth Net (FRN) QRQ 80 Meter Net

Sunday evenings 8:00 PM PDT, which is Monday 0300 UTC on 3574 kHz +/-

Main NCS – J.B. KR5RR (California)

NAQCC Farnsworth Net (FRN) QRQ 40 Meter Net

Monday evening 8:00 PM PDT, which is Tuesday 0300 UTC on 7123.5 KHz +/-

Main NCS – J.B. KR5RR (California)

[WRAP:chksum E846][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:01Z 8PSK-125F @ 3505000+1499>>

Back to MFSK-32 >

KI6RIT how copy? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1504>>

I set a macro to toggle backltfe(r¾p Iia³aMFSK32 and transmit rsid so everyone would auto switch back, but this laptop seems to really not like the mode switch during transmit. fldigi locks up for a few seconds and it shifts the transmit wf down to 900 hz. I’ll have to mess with it more.

No copy on 8PSK125, although it did switch over this time.

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

WA6NBG Don did you copy that last mode? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1492>>

No Doug it didn’t switch.. Got Nicks MFSK 64… K

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1491>>

WA6NBG Maybe it didn’t change mode correctly because I noticed that my ALC was too low in this mode and I had to turn up the TX drive on the SignaLink in the middle of the msg. I’ll send it again to see if that make any difference… here comes again… de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1506>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn FRNcw.213]2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151305030554

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151305015609

:inc:17 QTH: Brookings,OR

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:fm:9 Doug K7KY

:p2:23 180′ doublet @ 80′, 25w

:d1:10 2015-05-12

:sb:24 FRN CW NETs (Farnsworth)

:s1:9 Doug K7KY

:mg:962 Some of our digital members are also CW operators and I thought they might enjoy the two FRN CW nets run by JB KR5RR, who also participates here on the ORCA DIGITAl NET.

JB runs the nets with Farnsworth CW spacing, meaning you can set your keyer to 20wpm character speed and send at a somewhat slower word speed if you like. The nets are friendly and interesting. JB runs them smoothly and they’re great forums for improving your fist, sending from your head, and copying in your head. Net members are friendly and supportive. If you’re into CW, tune in and check-in. While the nets are QRP, you can use the power needed to be heard. Here’s the details:

NAQCC Farnsworth Net (FRN) QRQ 80 Meter Net

Sunday evenings 8:00 PM PDT, which is Monday 0300 UTC on 3574 kHz +/-

Main NCS – J.B. KR5RR (California)

NAQCC Farnsworth Net (FRN) QRQ 40 Meter Net

Monday evening 8:00 PM PDT, which is Tuesday 0300 UTC on 7123.5 KHz +/-

Main NCS – J.B. KR5RR (California)

[WRAP:chksum 5ED5][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:06Z 8PSK-125F @ 3505000+1499>>

Back to MFSK-32 >

WA6NBG any better? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>

Didn’t switch that time either…?????… Don’t know what to say.. de WA6NBG K

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1493>>

KI6RIT Maybe the band conditions.. Make any difference for you, Nick? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1494>>

I’ll give 8PSK125 a try, as well as a tweak to my macro for auto switching back to MFSK32.

Random garbage for extending transmit a bit:

djflksdjflkajdsflkjsadflkj;ljkdsafl;kajsdfl;kjasdfl;jsdfl;fkjsdflkjdfskjlsfdjklalkjdsfljkfsdaljkfadsljkdsfajlkfdsajlk

No copy on Doug’s 8PSK125 just now, although it did switch again. I guess last week’s issue was a fluke de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:08Z 8PSK-125F @ 3505000+1499>>

Back to MFSK-32 >

KI6RIT Nick. Mindy & I copied much of that mode. Let’s see if Don could copy if from you.. go ahead Don… de K7KY k

Guess my computer doesn’t like it. No copy from Nick either…??? de WA6NBG K

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1490>>

WA6NBG No problem… we’ll send you another computer that likes fast modes.

Does anyone want to try anything else before we close? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1506>>

de ke6sls

ge all. Been a while. Have BBQ going but I’m copi===xxx copying all very well here.

Hi Doug/Mindy, Don and the rest .. de Jaye, ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1497>>

KE6SLS GE Jaye… NIce to have you drop in. We’ll be right over for the BBQ after we close. Did you copy any transmissions in 8PSK125RC4? de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

k7kt de ke6sls. Neg. I just came in with Don … I’d be willing to see if I can copy it though. Do you have a short one to try? I’m game.

k7ky de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

KE6SLS OK Jaye.. I’m going to close the net to let the members leave as they like and I’ll resend this short message directly after… de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

5/13/2015 03:14Z

All stations are welcome to remain on frequency to qso, explore, and experiment

Thank you for taking part in the net tonight.. We appreciate your participation..

de Doug K7KY NCS

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn FRNcw.213]2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151305031519

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151305015609

:inc:17 QTH: Brookings,OR

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:fm:9 Doug K7KY

:p2:23 180′ doublet @ 80′, 25w

:d1:10 2015-05-12

:sb:24 FRN CW NETs (Farnsworth)

:s1:9 Doug K7KY

:mg:962 Some of our digital members are also CW operators and I thought they might enjoy the two FRN CW nets run by JB KR5RR, who also participates here on the ORCA DIGITAl NET.

JB runs the nets with Farnsworth CW spacing, meaning you can set your keyer to 20wpm character speed and send at a somewhat slower word speed if you like. The nets are friendly and interesting. JB runs them smoothly and they’re great forums for improving your fist, sending from your head, and copying in your head. Net members are friendly and supportive. If you’re into CW, tune in and check-in. While the nets are QRP, you can use the power needed to be heard. Here’s the details:

NAQCC Farnsworth Net (FRN) QRQ 80 Meter Net

Sunday evenings 8:00 PM PDT, which is Monday 0300 UTC on 3574 kHz +/-

Main NCS – J.B. KR5RR (California)

NAQCC Farnsworth Net (FRN) QRQ 40 Meter Net

Monday evening 8:00 PM PDT, which is Tuesday 0300 UTC on 7123.5 KHz +/-

Main NCS – J.B. KR5RR (California)

[WRAP:chksum 1333][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:16Z 8PSK-125F @ 3505000+1499>>

Back to MFSK-32 >

k7ky de ke6sls

fb on that Doug. I had a checksum error, but it was still 100% copy here. Remember, there is NO ERROR correction with any of the PSK modes. So fast is good, but you will almost always have errors on a message even if it is short. But I ignored the errors and it came up in my browser just fine, and the mode also changed auto-magically to the psk125 here. Good work om!

btu, de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

KE6SLS Oh, that’s good to hear, Jaye. These no error correcting modes are OK for close by stations when the band is good and you need to send long messages without having critical need for accuracy. I particularly wanted to send this message to you as I know you enjoy CW. I’ve had a very nice time @ JB’s CW nets. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you’re not burning your dinner… de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1497>>

ke6sls

no worrries OM. I pulled the ribs and they are chill’n nicely right now. Anyway, great idea. As long as you don’t need 100%, then these modes are very fast and usually pretty good. Fades and any other disturbances will really yeild negative results. MFSK is good, but like you know, a bit slow… Would be interesting to see if trhe latest version of fl-whatever it is, could do a lock on and request fills on that mode. That could be very nice.

Okay, dinner is ready and so am I. Tanks you guys. Hope all is well with you and bride.

btu

k7ky de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1494>>

KE6SLS OK Jaye.. enjoy your BBq and we’ll look forward to having you join us in digital experimenting again when you can… GE and GE to Don & Nick, & MIndy… cu all next time…73 Doug K7KY SK de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1497>>

I couud have c was at 100° fozt8Whæ nick, e^iet n ignal dropped bel oRn bobTtce9nill npeniHz Pentium 3 running fldigifoeisn’t . MFSK32 runs mostly between 20-36% CPU with occa tokay, aeoLde KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1495>>

jayrtn, =hungery, tired, and ready for dinner.

73

ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>

KE6SLS KI6RIT Sorry to miss that, but couldn’t decode the perfect double.. Jaye we can try using the fast modes with flamp. I think it works with most modes… cu de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

KI6RIT I missed the rtty mode Nick run it again de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1510>>

I don’t think he is sending a TXid … de WA6NBG K

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>

WA6NBG Maybe not, Mindy & I both didn’t change to RTTY Nick, did you use TXID and maybe RTTY doesn’t use TXID. Some modes don’t de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>

I have txid turned on, hmm. I think it worked earlier with 8PSK, since Doug and Mindy copied it.

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

There is a list in the menus somewhere of the modes that send out TxId and the box needs to be checked…. Just way too much fun…. de WA6NBG K

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

WA6NBG Ur right. I just looked in CONFIG and enabled ID for RTTY Here comes a try de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:32Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

KI6RIT THIS TRANSMISSION USES TXID FOR RTTY HOW COPY? DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:32Z RTTY @ 3505000+1497>>

AH, HE’S RIGHT! THERE ARE ONLY A COUPLE OF ONES UNCHECKED, RTTY BEING ONE. I JUST CHECKED ALL OF THEM.

GOOD COPY ON RTTY HERE!

DE KI6RIT K

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

I changed to a newer FLDidig and all seems to be working now… The PSK125 auto-switched with no problem…. Time to upgrade the software and stop using Canadian Quarters…. de WA6NBG

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1496>>

WA6NBG Good to hear that the new versions are working well.

Nick… Nice work with the macros. The macro parser has some unusual features, at least to my experience. It doesn’t process each command in logical order down the page. I’ve had some headaches with sorting out the macro tags, but now I have them working very well. I use two sets of macro for the net, one set is full. I switch between the two during the net back and forth sometimes. I can possibly help you if your stuck with some macro.

OK I’m ready for Chinese take-in which is waiting in the kitchen… Thanks for sticking around. We sometimes do more with a small net than we do with larger nets. I love trying the different modes… cu all next time… de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>

I haven’t loaded your set of macros on this laptop due to it being at the EOC and possibly being used for other events/emergencies on short notice. I need to see if I can have two concurrent fldigi installs; one tailored for ORCA, the other for generic use.

I’ll try to remember to bring my laptop next time, hopefully I can copy 8PSK then. This one doesn’t quite have enough juice to do it.

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:40Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

KI6RIT You can configure two versions of fldigi. And, I’ve been at 5w for the last 10min… cu de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1509>>

Good copy here, goodnight!

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

Cactch you all next tiem de WA6NBG 73..

Before RSID: <<2015-05-13T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1504>>

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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.

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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.
 

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