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

Check-ins: 9
Stations:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Nice to be back to our usual net format tonight. Band condx were sufficient for good digital communications. A relatively small net tonight made returning to NCS duty a bit easier. Mindy W7ZAP began the FLAMP exercise in MFSK-64 and filled with MFSK-32 and a relay. Most stations CONFIRMED the MFSK-64 TX w/o fill.

Again tonight, I had difficulty copying Larry N7SND at ck-in.  I saw ‘…SND’ on the WF, but was unable to contact him thereafter.   This has happened a few times now. I don’t know enough to understand why. He’s in UT and coming further than most OCRA Ops, but we have other stations near Larry that connect well. Pat KA7PAT in Riverton,OR returned tonight, checking in&out. Steve K6ETA was also in&out tonight. I hope he’s not still working on the BMW headgasket )-:

We had a few more doubles than usual tonight, but sorted them out easily. Remember, when you ck in&out I list you as monitoring and don’t engage you unless you RECHECK. Also, when you ck-in QRU, I log you as active in all but the Traffic round.

IN&OUT = on the roster but checked out early, monitoring, not participating

RECHECK =  returning to net after checking out, send ‘CALLSIGN RECHECK’ btwn TX’s or VideoID @ 900 or 2000wf when NCS is RX

QRU = no Traffic, but participating in other net activities

DIRECTED NET = if you want my attention, send your callsign btwn TX’s, or print it on WF when I’m RX.

CHECK-OUT = you can leave the net at anytime, please check out so we don’t waste time looking for you

VideoID prints your call on the waterfall; a very useful feature for digital check-in and getting NCS attention during a busy net. Some Ops check-in with VideoID every week. There’s a page on our website describing how to print your callsign on the waterfall with VideoID. Also, see the FLDIGI Manual. You can easily check into the net or recheck using VideoID.

Print your ID @ 900 or 2000wf, not 1500.  A big advantage of using VideoID is contacting NCS w/o tying up the working frequency.  I can copy a station on 1500 and note your ID on the WF simultaneously. Follow the website config’ instructions. Use LARGE text oriented HORIZONTALLY. Horizontal text remains visible longest. And remember, depending on condx, VideoID may not print as clearly as you see at home.  If I don’t call you, send it again.  I am usually busiest at check-in and can miss VideoID’s, but Mindy is watching too and usually catches those I miss.

Thanks for being patient with our distraction by the nearby Chetco Bar Fire. We hope we will be getting back to normal soon. Thanks for coming tonight and we look forward to working with you next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY

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back on frequency. de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye ur @ top of roster tonight… < K7KY

k7ky de ke6sls rr. TU Doug. I think I’m locked onto your freq now.

might hear Howard and other “guests” tonight “i hope” from the club house.

they are doing a digital training.

okay, I’ll stand by FOR NET! de ke6sls k

FB Jaye… we did something like that a couple years ago when Jim KW6JIM checked in from an ARC meeting… BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early check-ins for brief net < K7KY

OOPS!

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early check-ins < K7KY

KA7PAT NEW TO CHECKING IN, IN AND OUT MONITORING..

KA7PAT < K7KY RR Pat tu for cking in tonight < K7KY

KA7PAT < K7KY in&out < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7PAT Pat Coquille,OR in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

S THERE ARE WEB LINK WHERE I CAN LEARN THE DIGITAL PROTOCALL?

KA7PAT < K7KY after visiting our site: orcadigitalnet.com u can check the fldigi manual where Dave explains nearly all about the

different modes… I hope this is what ur seeking BREAK any more early ck-ins? < K7KY

K7KY < KA7PAT RAGER THANK YOU. WILL MONIOR ASAPOSSIBLE TO LEARN. THANKS.

KA7PAT < K7KY RR Pat nice to have u aboard… < K7KY

de N6IET N6IET

QRU QNX at 2000 PSE

de N6IET K

tN6IET RR Rick QNX @ 2000 tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early check-ins < K7KY

K7KY K7KY

de KD7CL KD7CL

Craig

0225Z

Riverton, Or

Long wire <25 watts>

No traffic No traffic in & out

<73>

KD7CL < K7KY RR Craig in&out tonight tu < K7KY

(partial VideoID on WF, maybe Larry? – ed)

N7SND < K7KY this u Larry? < K7KY

N7SND RR Larry tu < K7KY

(double – ed)

In the midst of a thunderstorm …

Reno t resent on the frequency.

KA7FOO

KR7EOC

KA7FOO/KR7EOC < K7KY RR Doug tu BREAK last station agn pse. < K7KY

KA7FOO

KA7FOO RR tu BREAK < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7PAT Pat Coquille,OR in&out

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

09/12/2017 19:33 PDT

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

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

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – 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) B/W Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No practice traffic? No problem. 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.

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.

FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

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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’

< K7KY

K6ETA RR Steve tu BREAK any more ck-ins? < K7KY

K6ETA RR K6ETA in&out tonight BREAK any more? < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

stand by < K7KY

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:344 ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/sep/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 9

Stations:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7PAT Pat Coquille,OR in&out

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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IMAGE CAME IN OKAY. RIVERTON OREGON IS THE TOWN

KA7PAT < K7KY RR Pat tu BREAK

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 12 September 2017

Thanks for your patience and support while we deal with the Chetco

Bar Fire. Two fire fronts are 5mi from here, but holding. Threat is

diminishing daily. W/o adverse wx, we will begin bringing our stuff

back home later this week. We reassembled Mindy’s digital station

last night. We’re sleeping better.

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex37.txt’, an FLMSG/FLAMP

exercise using the BLANK form. Complete the exercise instructions and

send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC using FLAMP, or send your own

practice traffic, or QRU.

If you change mode for your traffic, remember to activate TxID so all

stations follow automatically.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

All ORCA Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP over to Mindy… < K7KY

ALL ORCA FLAMP mode will be MFSK64 and back to 32 for report rnd. K7KY < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 8469>{49F4}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 C005>{49F4}20170912211600:ex37.txt

<ID 25 D33B>{49F4}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 7293>{49F4}381 6 64

<DATA 72 37A3>{49F4:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open

<DATA 72 CB67>{49F4:2} the BLANK form. Save your file as, ‘URCALL_ex37.b2s. Copy this

<DATA 72 08C6>{49F4:3} question to the file and add ur answer.

Do you use the any of

<DATA 72 4594>{49F4:4}the 5 60m channels where we are secondary users?

In TRAFFIC rou

<DATA 72 82AE>{49F4:5}nd, send this file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your own practice

<DATA 69 0DFC>{49F4:6} msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 598B>{49F4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 F987>{49F4:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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 …

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : ex37.txt

<MISSING 15 A4CC>{49F4}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

N6IET

DE N6IET

tw Zº7.txt

<MISSING 14 A1CA>{49’d: 6

N7SND

KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO

File : ex37.txt

<MISSING 15 A4CC>{49F4}CONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

K7KY

DE K7KY

File : ex37.txt

<MISSING 15 A4CC>{49F4}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K7KY < W7ZAP Doug pls RELAY 2,4,5,6 TU < W7ZAP

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 CB67>{49F4:2} the BLANK form. Save your file as, ‘URCALL_ex37.b2s. Copy this

<DATA 72 4594>{49F4:4}the 5 60m channels where we are secondary users?

In TRAFFIC rou

<DATA 72 82AE>{49F4:5}nd, send this file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your own practice

<DATA 69 0DFC>{49F4:6} msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 598B>{49F4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 F987>{49F4:EOT}

DE K7KY K

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : ea C7.txt

<MI´oMSRo ð rxrA4}CONoicED

DE N6IET K

N7SND

K7KY < W7ZAP Not sure if Larry is here or not… otherwise all stns copied BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy BREAK N7SND Larry u with us? < K7KY

All ORCA I’m uncertain if Larry cked in&out he was very hard to copy at ck-in and, while Mindy was working I discovered that I was still running 5w as we do in practice… I’m surprised everyone is copying me now 35w we begin the Traffic round with Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

great copy on you Doug. Mindy. Anyway, I didn’t have time for the

file turn-around, but I’ll send copy notes during the comment section.

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS FB Jaye tu BREAK Rick N6IET we have just enought time if u hv traffic… < K7KY

K7KY/ORCA de N6I~ok¸ki dndtg io4Sa things are looking up for you.

Conditions·yRr#is evening. Lots of lightning static from nearby pop-up storms.

The double-TxID worked well for the flamp exercise. I needed the repeated ID to switch.

73 to all and to all a good night!

lN6IET Tnx Rick good to know the multiple mode id is useful… if it’s not plasma tv, it’s the wx 73 & tnx for coming tonight… BREAK N7SND Larry u hear for Traffic? < K7KY

Maybe Larry was in&out & I missed it on to Doug KA7FOO Doug < K7KY

QST DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 127B>{4AAB}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 416D>{4AAB}20170913024802:KA7FOO-ex37.b2s

<ID 28 39CE>{4AAB}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09

<SIZE 14 F8F4>{4AAB}273 5 64

<DATA 72 0B0F>{4AAB:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADOXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS9k9m0qn0Dpq/fpoe

<DATA 72 2F98>{4AAB:2}LFRSSEYoOxrO9x9B+a5QykELiRgzdwkZN4nF8L87fQCyLHPW8KAAdC5CP2A+pI6V

<DATA 72 8B40>{4AAB:3}tRjrWMt10be056KTeou2JzTwx0prQFR2zpGNhXbMBtmTaGQ1SzWxUOnynIA8F5Td

<DATA 72 DAB0>{4AAB:4}V+7rY5ab2rhlOEJnEZbnMkCsZQsi7Xi5z3+tb4ODXcXa6Q509N+eez511VuBNzNP

<DATA 25 6798>{4AAB:5}jzJwAA=

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 4DF0>{4AAB:EOF½ICNT/l “roDTaÀ ^ 1 cPEOT}

DE KA7FOO K

DE K7KY

File : KA7FOO-ex37.b2s

<MISSING 15 5E2D>{4AAB}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

dtKA7FOO Tnx Doug I use a couple channels too for CW nets BREAK Mindy W7ZAP is qru tonight so we’ll look again for late/visiting stations < K7KY

All ORCA OK on to the Comment round beginning with Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

fb Doug. Okay, let’s do a quicky cut n paste!

ARS ke6sls, Eureka! California

Running 40 watts tonight to a low, short, inverted dipole.

k7ky s9 8db, 100%, p4 with static crashes

w7zap s8 7db, 100%

KA7FOO s6, 4db, 100% check-in, 50%-70% flamp ex

N6IET s6 -20db, 50%-80%

N7SND NC

I hate the “kate” editor for linux. MUST FIND BETTER BASIC TEXt EDITOR. grrr

Lost my original notes–again!

I had to sort of chase NCS during check-in tonight, I think you had RXid turned on. But I finally locked you down at 1526hz on the WF for net!

I turned on my IF shift and really knocked down the psk31 signal down the WF without harming ORCA copy. I kind of thought you might still be qrp Doug! What a show-off! :)

ARRRGGGHHHH, I had my PROCESSOR on from the Mendo net during traffic round! <Jaye slaps back of head with blunt object>

ps, k7ky/w7zap are checked in RELAY to the Del Norte emergency net :)

I need a beer and supper!

73 all

de Jaye, ke6sls

KE6SLS < K7KY FB Jaye…. I always enjoy ur comments… sending @ 5w was really an accident, and I’m happy to see most everyone has copied me @ 5w BREAK over to Mindy W7ZAP for comments.. < K7KY

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:mg:447 W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KE6SLS 100% copy (S9 +20) s/n=10dB

KA7PAT 100% copy (S9 +12)

N6IET 100% copy (S9) s/n= -2dB

KD7CL 100% copy (S9 +10)

N7SND VideoID

KA7FOO 100% copy (S9 +15) s/n=11dB

K6ETA VideoID

K7KY 100% copy FLMSG, image

Good to be back on the air! Has been a crazy 3 or so weeks. Nice to be returning to regular life. Band better than I expected tonight.

Good to see all on the WF tonight.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

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W7ZAP Tnx Mindy BREAK Oops! sorry to get hasty and skip all the way down roster to Mindy I’ve been away for awhile… Doug KA7FOO Doug ur up next sri < K7KY

ORCA image wpo UYopped up tonight.

A lot of lightening and static.

Nevada has burned another 150,000 acres over

the last 2 weass. No structures, just brush.

Burning Man was held over the Labor Day Weekend.

Typically 70,000 in attendance.

And the Great American Rib Cook-¤wideos c±held in Sparks over the Lt C8 y Weekend.

150,000 LBS of meat cooked and eating

during the four days.

Doug, your 5 watts was doing the job!!!

And I keep doing the “QST” and not “NCS”!!!

How does 60 meters work on CW?

Jay, I use kwrite. Been stable for many years.

WOW. JUST NOW A VERY NEAR STIKE!!!

All OK I think.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO FB Doug 60m seems abt the same to me, but I don’t do very much there just a net or sometimes two / week..

some competition for the channels sometimes… Burning man actually burned a man this year not their best, I think.. BREAK any more comments for the net? < K7KY

GE DATA

OR SEND… SSTILL LEARNING. SYSTEM DID CHANGE TO 64 AND THEN BACK TO 32 TOO 73S

UNASSUGNED ONLY 30% FETCHING MISSING BLOCKS

need to do an early out to attend a meeting. KA7PAT

KA7PAT < K7KY FB Pat tu for ck-ing in tonight cu next time 73 any more comments? < K7KY

I doubled with last station agn pse < K7KY

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

Last call, comments or questions… < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 09/12/2017 20:11 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to work with you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 Doug K7KY

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:mg:341 ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/sep/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 9

Stations:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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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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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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Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
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1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
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1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
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1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
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1827Z NCS calls for reports
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