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ORCA DIGITAL NET 13/Apr/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 26
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__K0KEX Smithville,MO QNX
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
__K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX* Tom Joseph,OR
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID
__KF7GGN Scott Corvallis QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only

Thank you all for an orderly ck-in; No coattails, no doubles; it’s remarkable when condx are unsettled and noisy. Band condx aside, we had a pipeline to John KS6M in Oakland,CA. He CONFIRMED the fast and narrow PSK-250R on the first pass in the FLAMP Exercise. PSK-250R is only 40% of MFSK-32’s bandwidth, but word-speed is 220wpm, nearly 2x MFSK-32. John was the only Op working the Exercise, so we had no comparative Exercise data. Later, by email, we learned that three Monitoring Ops CONFIRMED the file. Steve WY7SJM completed the Advanced Exercise and CONFIRMED it during the after-net Monitors session.

While practicing traffic-handling routines, we are also building familiarity with HF-friendly digital modes. This knowledge will save time and stress when we’re passing emergency traffic in tough condx. We’ll select the best mode for condx quickly, w/less trial and error. Dave K7DV/NCS, ID ERC Digital Net, uses a wide variety of modes every session. ERC Ops should have a useful mental database of mode characteristics. Pay close attention to mode characteristics; ARRL has petitioned the FCC for band allocation changes that will prevent us using modes wider than 500hz at 3.581. Now is the time to experiment with modes we may need when fast traffic-handling is essential. The FCC is likely to agree to these changes and our opportunity to learn the wider modes during nets will be gone.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes two new stations, Rus NQ6F in Eureka,CA and Scott KF7GGN in Corvalis,OR. Wow! We’ve had more new Ops ck-in the last two months then usual. We’re pleased with the uptick in digital net participation. 3.581 is becoming well known among Western US digital Ops. Although most digital training nets are focused on EMCOMM, nearly all basic digital net Protocols and conventions are fundamental to general digital communications. Most digital Netiquette applies to other digital operations like round-tables and QSOs. Pre-Toning before sending is appropriate whenever doubles are likely.

What’s up with SATERN Int’l Digital Net? We’ve no new information. Last week, Dave WB0KGN took over NCS duties. He ran SATERN from his home in Michigan, w/o the powerful TSA remote station in Texas. It’s unknown if he will continue and what TSA intends for their digital net.

Images from the net:

RX #1: K6ETA Mt Shasta, CA
RX #2: K6ETA Mt Shasta, CA
RX #1: KA7ULD Helena, MT
RX #2: KA7ULD Helena, MT
RX #1: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #2: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #1: KC7MAW Port Orchard, WA
RX #2: KC7MAW Port Orchard, WA
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #2: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #1: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #2: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #1: K0KEX Smithville, MO

Remember these nets conducted primarily (4/5) by ORCA Ops:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1484, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/USA)

Wednesday, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1915m/0215z, 3.581+1500, MT63-1kL, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, SATERN Int’l Digi Net, 1200C/1800z, 14.065+1476, Olivia 16/1K, Dave WB0KGN/NCS (USA)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again this evening. We always appreciate your participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —
DE W1EEP QNX

W1EEP < K7KY TU Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX < NCS

DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

KF7ZIY < K7KY TU Dave
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY

W5CLE W5CLE QNX

W5CLE < K7KY TU Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

K6ETA* < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID < NCS

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < NCS

QRZ > ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS 

de WY7SJM WY7SJM QNX

WY7SJM < K7KY TU Steve
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX < NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY

QRZ > ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < K7KY TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX < NCS

k0kex/a k0kex/a All Ok QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:06Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1488>>
DE KC7MAW QNX

K0KEX/A < K7KY TU Richard
K0KEX/A Richard EDGERTON,MO QNX < NCS

KC7MAW < K7KY TU Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX < NCS

KB6NN Howard Eureka,Ca QNX

KB6NN < K7KY TU Howard
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX < NCS

Doug, if you don’t mind, I would like a signal report. I am using a different antenna… < KB6NN

KB6NN < K7KY Agn Howard 4 report < K7KYt

TNX < KB6NN

K6QOG K6QOG QNX <stop>

K6QOG < K7KY TU Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K0KEX/A Richard EDGERTON,MO QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY

KS6M

KS6M < K7KY GE John
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

NQ6F, QNX, Rus, Eureka, CA

NQ6F < K7KY TU Rus
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
Welcome to ORCA, Rus tnx 4 ck-ing in QNX U can ck-in like this a few time to learn our routines Gud 2 hv u aboard < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K0KEX/A Richard EDGERTON,MO QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX

QRZ ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS aRååztQÃ a:ascoue tqlOet

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < K7KY RR Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
Next? < NCS

W5CLE , RELAY FOR WB7TZD QNX

WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
Tnx 2 W5CLE 4 Relay < NCStfD

ncs de ke6sls*
tu

KE6SLS* < K7KY GE Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA < NCS

NCS de KA7ULD QNX

KA7ULD < K7KY TU Mark
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX < NCS

QRZ ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K0KEX/A Richard EDGERTON,MO QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX

2021-04-13 19:29:32p 02:29:32z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 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. Exercise is brisk, Stay focused.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and
FILL/CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments (keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

FLDIGI CONFIG’:
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 < NCS

K6ETA < K7KY Steve pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < K7KY

WB7EUX < K7KY Tom pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
WB7EUX Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < WB7EUX

NCS < WB7EUX NIL

RR Tom tu BK
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140;< K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20211404023535
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:722 ORCA DIGITAL NET 13/Apr/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 21
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K0KEX/A Rick Edgerton,MO QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 93A3][WRAP:end] … end

ORCA only 2 Ops in the FLAMP Exercise tonite a record low for us… the veterans are leaving space for newer Ops.. is the Exercise looking too hard? it’s not really so hard…. it just takes practice (-: BK

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex215.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP Exercise. If you complete the ADVANCED Exercise within, send that file to NCS in the Traffic Round with FLAMP. CONFIRM 100% RX of the primary file before working the ADVANCED Exercise.

Have you noticed the uptick in VHF/UHF digital training nets lately? Numerous ORCA Ops are engaged in local digital network training. It’s really gratifying to see how many ORCA Ops are passing their digital skills to interested local Amateurs. ORCA Ops are well acquainted with the importance of Directed Net protocols and digital Netiquette for conducting efficient orderly nets. The peak of digital netiquette is Pre-Toning before transmitting. This tactic produces a large reduction in digital-doubles.

In Vancover,WA, Charles W5CLE, Tom WB7TZD, and Brian KJ7BHK lead a VHF digital training net by rotating NCS duties. Hats off to this team. Their net has grown to 10+ members. Some have begun to ck-into ORCA. Elmering is among our most empowering traditions.

The Vancouver team is not an unusual effort. VHF/UHF digital training nets are increasing and many of our ORCA colleagues are engaged. The Rainbow Canyon ARC in Cedar City,UT comes immediately to mind, as do members in Kansas City,MO, Reno,NV, Tuscon,AZ, and Eureka,CA. We know there are more, but can’t recall them all. You can see the trend. Eventually, we’ll have numerous VHF/UHF nets that link HF nets into local communities. Our ability to support civic agencies is improving. Training and practicing to support emergency communications is creating a wide pool of experienced digital Operators and expanding internal networking for the Amateur radio community.

We’re sill dealing with strong Winlink VARA interference during nets. These Gateways are a bit out of their agreed orbit. If you copy their CW ID, please contact them directly yourself and let them know they’re interfering with established training nets on 3.581+1500. Multiple posts will be more effective than one squeaky wheel.

New ORCA Ops: If you would like email notice when the Net Report is posted, email us at: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com
Test images reflect your path to NCS. (more file location/manipulation practice)

Net Report posted soon: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

Next is the FLAMP Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
CONFIRM primary file to NCS b4 working the ADVANCED Exercise.

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise begins in PSK-250R, (220wpm, 250hz).
We’ll fill with THOR-50×1, (176wpm, 900hz), and MFSK-32 (120wpm, 630hz).
Check your Filters, WIDE mode Ahead…. < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:43Z PSK-250R @ 10000+1500>>
tR oORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 9AD6>{4228}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 571E>{4228}20210413213145:ex215.txt
<ID 17 ABED>{4228}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D93E>{4228}593 10 64
<FILE 30 571E>{4228}20210413213145:ex215.txt
<ID 17 ABED>{4228}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D93E>{4228}593 10 64
<DATA 72 B373>{4228:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 6F3A>{4228:2}
—–
ADVANCED File-Manipulation Exercise

In FLMSG, create
<DATA 72 E0FD>{4228:3} an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex215.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ex#215.
<DATA 72 D6A3>{4228:4} Make ‘To’= K7KY. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= Edit Traffic.
<DATA 72 E1F9>{4228:5}Copy the following instruction to
the ‘Originator’ tab & Enter
<DATA 72 93C5>{4228:6}your reply on the ‘Responder’ tab.

Simulating a Relay audit t
<DATA 72 6269>{4228:7}rail, enter time/date, URCALL & QTH
on the Responder tab.

If
<DATA 72 D21B>{4228:8} you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex155.213’ to
<DATA 72 6587>{4228:9} NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST
<DATA 26 71BD>{4228:10}’ to ‘K7KY’. 9
<CNTL 10 21FE>{4228:EOF}
<CNTL 10 81F2>{4228:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:44Z PSK-250R @ 10000+1500>>

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

We begin with… KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex215.txt
<MISSING 15 CF59>{4228}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
WB7EUX

Take me out of rotation, can’t connect to flamp again or viceversa. tnx wb7eux

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
WB7EUX < W7ZAP RR Tom, what about I just remove u from FLAMP exe & u stay active for COMMENTS? BTU < W7ZAP

rr wb7eux

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>

With so few active stns, I’m going to go ahead and TX other remaining FLAMP modes for MONITORING stns…
Next mode is THOR-50×1 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:47Z THOR 50 x1 @ 10000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 9AD6>{4228}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 571E>{4228}20210413213145:ex215.txt
<ID 17 ABED>{4228}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D93E>{4228}593 10 64
<FILE 30 571E>{4228}20210413213145:ex215.txt
<ID 17 ABED>{4228}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D93E>{4228}593 10 64
<DATA 72 B373>{4228:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 6F3A>{4228:2}
—–
ADVANCED File-Manipulation Exercise

In FLMSG, create
<DATA 72 E0FD>{4228:3} an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex215.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ex#215.
<DATA 72 D6A3>{4228:4} Make ‘To’= K7KY. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= Edit Traffic.
<DATA 72 E1F9>{4228:5}Copy the following instruction to
the ‘Originator’ tab & Enter
<DATA 72 93C5>{4228:6}your reply on the ‘Responder’ tab.

Simulating a Relay audit t
<DATA 72 6269>{4228:7}rail, enter time/date, URCALL & QTH
on the Responder tab.

If
<DATA 72 D21B>{4228:8} you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex155.213’ to
<DATA 72 6587>{4228:9} NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST
<DATA 26 71BD>{4228:10}’ to ‘K7KY’. 9
<CNTL 10 21FE>{4228:EOF}
<CNTL 10 81F2>{4228:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:49Z THOR 50 x1 @ 10000+1500>>
Next mode MFSK32 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 9AD6>{4228}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 571E>{4228}20210413213145:ex215.txt
<ID 17 ABED>{4228}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D93E>{4228}593 10 64
<FILE 30 571E>{4228}20210413213145:ex215.txt
<ID 17 ABED>{4228}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D93E>{4228}593 10 64
<DATA 72 B373>{4228:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 6F3A>{4228:2}
—–
ADVANCED File-Manipulation Exercise

In FLMSG, create
<DATA 72 E0FD>{4228:3} an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex215.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ex#215.
<DATA 72 D6A3>{4228:4} Make ‘To’= K7KY. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= Edit Traffic.
<DATA 72 E1F9>{4228:5}Copy the following instruction to
the ‘Originator’ tab & Enter
<DATA 72 93C5>{4228:6}your reply on the ‘Responder’ tab.

Simulating a Relay audit t
<DATA 72 6269>{4228:7}rail, enter time/date, URCALL & QTH
on the Responder tab.

If
<DATA 72 D21B>{4228:8} you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex155.213’ to
<DATA 72 6587>{4228:9} NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST
<DATA 26 71BD>{4228:10}’ to ‘K7KY’. 9
<CNTL 10 21FE>{4228:EOF}
<CNTL 10 81F2>{4228:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
K7KY < W7ZAP
John KS6M CONFIRMED & Tom WB7EUX is *
BTN < W7ZAP

Thanks, Mindy…. that was the shortest FLAMP Exercise in ORCA history… we’ve been having a few short participation Exercises lately…. Maybe ORCA is approaching

it’s use-by date (-: BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:52:59p 02:52:59z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
DE KL7RI John Reno, NV QNX

KL7RI < K7KY TU John
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX < NCS
KB7WB QNX

KB7WB < K7KY TU Claude
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
anyone else? < K7KY

First station up 4 First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is John KS6M < NCS

K7KY DE KS6M

<PROG 21 DD00>{963A}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 0146>{963A}20210414024653:KS6M_ex215.213
<ID 26 B9C5>{963A}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 95D3>{963A}369 6 64
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<CNTL 10 8BB0>{963A:EOT}

DE KS6M K

RR John ur the only Op to work the newest variation of the ICS-213 Exercise

DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex215.213
<MISSING 15 1822>{963A}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:58:03p 02:58:03z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>
W7ZAP de Steve KB6HOH QNX K

AE7LM QRU

KB6HOH < K7KY TU Steve
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX < NCS

AE7LM < K7KY GE David
AE7LM David Hailey,ID < K7KY

With another active station, we resend the roster

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20211404030015
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:837 ORCA DIGITAL NET 13/Apr/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K0KEX/A Rick Edgerton,MO QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX* Tom Joseph,OR
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum C5AD][WRAP:end] … end

First up 4 Comments tonite is Steve K6ETA < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1500>>

ORCA < K6ETA SRI I missed the relay call… was on a bio-break.

Great condx tonight! Got the FLAmp 100% in ALL MODES.

Good to see all the check-ins… I’m sure many will graduate to active stations soon! So don’t let a few light Nets get you talking abt ‘use-by’ dates! =)

I’m going to call my latest antenna ‘done’ as the last 4 nets have been great on both RX and TX.

Enjoying some rag chews Winlink testing with Jaye KE6SLS – cant wait to see his BPQ station once he gets it going!

73’s from Mt Shasta, CA < K6ETA

RR Steve gud signal too I like the term bio-break I had one myself BK Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

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

Hello… ur a bit high in freq & I missed most agn pse @ 1500 tu < K7KY

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

KS6M < K7KY Tnx John I did cpy u, but was calling the calling stations above 1500wf agn pse @ 1500 < NCS

I’m not copying the VidID on 1500 text pse tu < K7KY

de ke6sls, here’s what I copied:
K in Corvallis,OR checking into ORCA dig net
for first time
de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1504>>
K7KY < W7ZAP I copied KF7GGN < W7ZAP

KF7GGN < K7KY TU Scott
KF7GGN Scott Corvallis QNX
Hello Scott… sri 4 the confusion I didn’t cpy you @ first Welcome to ORCA BK any more? < K7KY

Next 4 Comments is Tom
WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – Great turnout tonight. Hopefully more QNX ops will check in active sson.

FLAMP is again being refused a connection to FLDIGI. Last time it was an incorrect
auto edit of the /etc/hosts file by another program. This time I can’t find the problem.
I’m adding to my SOP to check if FLAMP connects before logging in to the net.

Thanks for the net Mindy and Doug, one of the highlights of my week! 73 de WB7EUX

RR Tom & tu for your support and participation. I’ve not had any issues like this w/FLAMP it usually just works (-:
BK Jaye KE6SLS*, ur up 4 Comments < K7KY

NCS de ARS KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! Ca using 50w on the Big-m doublet.

k7ky, 10-16db, 100%, p5, FLMsg 100%
w7zap, 10-16db, 100%, FLAmp 1st 82%<3,6>, 2nd 100%,
WB7EUX, -7db, 100%,
KS6M, 0db, 100%, FLAmp 100%,
AE7LM, 5db, 100%,
k6eta, 11db, 100%
KF7GGN, 7db, 100% once I got his freq on wf

Wow, small roster. I bet a bunch of our ops are outside enjoying the fine springtime weather!! I’d be willing to be bumped into the traffic round on slim days. On the other hand, hey, NCS gets a break so what the heck!

Today I’ve heard lots of digital signals, ops are connecting with each other to practice during off net times–GREAT! Last night I filled in for NCS and we had our first session with FLAmp. There were only a few active stations but I hope that there were some lurkers also learning the ropes.

We are also doing weekly winlink exercises. There are at least two of us that are doing LINlink>winlink since our OS is NOT MICROSOFT!

Great sun here last three days. I’m now looking at picking up a 100w panel to aim due west for these summertime months to pick up the slack for my main panels in permanent

Last weekend I started on trying to comment on legal reports. My brain is fried and I wish this was all over with. Thank god for ORCA Digital Net. I REALLY needed this distraction guys!

Thank you Steve k6eta for helping me with p2p winlink training this weekend. We are going to do a local exercise of p2p. I will try to “leak” this info when I know when!

Good evening and good weather to all the ORCA ops.

73

Jaye ke6sls

FB Jaye tnx for the signal report and all the info BK Next 4 Comments is David AE7LM < NCS

ORCA < AE7LM
I have an IC-703 in my van, and have been getting out into the backcounty to check out rigs and antennas for ECOMM work. Much more pleasant now that the snow’s mostly gone in my part of Idaho. The ORCA net is great practice. Even though I don’t make it to check-in every week, I work the exercise offline when I can.
DE AE7LM K

FB David I’m glad 2 hr u work the Exercise while QNX grrrr typing troubles tonite… Are you mobile now? if so, pse say ant & pwr tu < K7KY

No. At home with an ic-7300.
k

TU 7300 are eveywhere these days, even here (-: BK Over 2 Mindy W7ZAP 4 Comments < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-14T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 10000+1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20211404031847
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1393 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9+)
KF7ZIY 100% KBD (S9 +10) 7dB
W5CLE 100% KBD (S9 +12) 13dB
K6ETA 100% VidID, KBD (S9 +15) 5dB
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S9 +10) 1dB
WY7SJM 100% KBD (S8+) 1dB
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +40!) 20dB
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S9 +10) 2dB
KK6RJR 100% KBD (S9+)
K0KEX 100% KBD (S9) -2dB
KC7MAW 100% KBD (S9)
KB6NN 100% KBD (S8) -6dB 2ndTX (S9 +10)
K6QOG 100% KBD (S9+) 2dB
KS6M 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 0dB to 2dB
NQ6F 100% KBD (S9) -1dB
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S9 +15) 7dB
WB7TZD Relay: W5CLE
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9 +30) 5dB -7dB
KA7ULD 100% KBD (S9) QRM
KL7RI 100% KBD (S9+) -1dB
KB7WB 100% KBD (S9) 0dB
KB6HOH 100% KBD (S9 +12) 3dB
AE7LM 100% KBD (S9 +30) 11dB
KF7GGN 90% KBD (S9+) 5dB (signal around 1528wf)

ORCA welcomes Rus NQ6F in Eureka,CA and Scott KF7GGN in Corvalis,OR. Not so many active stns w/Cedar City Ops @ ARC meeting. Not sure if Rick K0KEX/A is in an airplane… what does ‘A’ signify??

Busy day in garden getting some transplants in the ground. Doug spent time fighting w/the darn rototiller trying to get the carburator to work properly. Happens every year… it was great the 1st few years we had it… now now not so much Finally having warmer WX. Still kind of windy, but not bone chilling cold of last week.

Thanks to all for taking the time to ck-in and work w/us. Hope to CU on the WF again soon!

Stay Safe & 73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum C29F][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Ah, the master list of net signals. Great report, Thanks Mindy BK

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

N¯7DV

K7DV < K7KY RR Dave just a moment

K7DV < K7KY GE Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

We’re at the end of Comments, u hv any 4 the net? < NCS

last station agn @ 1500 pse < K7KY

2021-04-13 20:24:32p 03:24:32z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image 73 Doug K7KY

K7dv
[WRAP:chksum 8F4E][WRAP:eu0ee o² !eatr
^r

… start
[WRAP:beg][lnR f:lf][WRAP:fn K7DV-20210413-212328L-so aåit¶a Lcjt 8ir
2021-04-13 20:25:46p 03:25:46z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image 73 Doug K7KY

Now we’ll take
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140;< K7KY

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.
Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

de WY7SJM ready to send optional

WY7SJM < K7KY Go Steve

K7KY DE WY7SJM

<PROG 18 4D58>{CAB4}FLAMP 2.2.05
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<ID 18 3455>{CAB4}WY7SJM STEVE
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<DATA 72 6EC9>{CAB4:2}tTu+41rnc1MXYvALh8+eXCvOjX2RPPfXpbBLYPiTLfpEBjB/7FokHovOLU82ivN5
<DATA 72 9C2C>{CAB4:3}RpfiRhezFr0rbRtxY1b6rFd8O0a3rbsfXtZ0sPFf33DFBD80dLbkdSQpGJlmPvEt
<DATA 72 7031>{CAB4:4}iXbWRGZw2AYFkrvr0PNLa9yxNEoZ8/ft4JRncxBeOR8C99UsiJ5854AAA==
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<DATA 13 E197>{CAB4:5}:end] <CNTL 10 E98B>{CAB4:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4987>{CAB4:EOTXÄ ?DE WY7SJM K

Excellent, Steve

DE K7KY
File : WY7SJM_EX215.213
<MISSING 15 64EA>{CAB4}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Anyone else? < K7KY

< K7KY sk

 

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