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

Check-ins: 26
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX RELAY: WB7EUX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY: K6ETA
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Thanks for checking into ORCA on Summer Sked. We’re staying connected and enjoying Summer 2021. Long days and solar cycle minimums are limiting our Rosters; 25 stations tonight. You’ve probably noticed how few distant stations make the Log these days. Stations beyond Idaho and Utah are DX. Steve WY7SJM in Casper,WY and our friends in Kansas and Missouri are fortunate to connect; they usually need a relay.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Mauro AG7BI in Kingston,WA. As usual, we asked him to monitor a few sessions. We later realized that monitoring a few sessions isn’t necessary to ck-in and participate in the Comment Round. Without the weekly NBEMS Exercise, ORCA is as simple as all Directed digital nets. First-time Ops are welcome to ck-in and participate in the Comment Round.

We’ve renamed the weekly FLAMP Exercise to NBEMS Exercise. FLAMP is an important NBEMS app, but isn’t always needed. When RX stations decode files 100% in FLDIGI, FLAMP is not indicated; file transfers would require more time and energy. It’s important to practice traffic-handling with FLAMP, and remember that it’s just one of numerous NBEMS tools.

After Summer Sked, we’ll return to working with image transfers as we did a few years ago. We experimented and practiced with images; maps can convey information at a glance, saving long verbal descriptions. Simple black/white maps don’t take half the transmit time of color maps. When condx support image transfer, we can pass a lot of information with one file.

When we return to normal net operations, we’ll expand the weekly NBEMS Exercise to other aspects of digital traffic-handling like image transfer, relays, Mode Shoot-Outs, etc. We’d like to hear your thoughts and suggestions regarding practice routines and net operations in general. ORCA ‘belongs’ to all of us. We’d be history without your participation and support.

Remember that digital modes are ideal for low power communications. QSO are perfect for finding the minimum power necessary for 100% decoding. It only takes a few minutes of back’n forth to find the minimum power for 100% decoding. Our power setting should never be ‘set & forget’. Some digital modes will decode signals too weak to hear or see on the waterfall. Develop the habit of using minimum power and you’ll be well poised for the loss of grid power in emergency operations when power-conservation keeps you in the network.

Images from the net:

KE7IN Underwood, WA
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
K7NOJ Camas, WA RX #1
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT RX #2
W7WSV Mesa, AZ RX #2

Keep these nets in mind; they’re conducted by ORCA Colleagues. 4 digital nets, M-Thurs on 3.581mhz, our Western-US digital watering-hole, and one Winlink net:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0230z, 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)

Wednesday, HUMCO Winlink Wednesday Net, Matthew KN7CEI/NCS, Message KN6CEI w/CALL,NAME,QTH on Wednesday

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, 20M Digital Net, 1200C/1700z, 14.065+1500, Olivia 16/1K, (Suspended until 18/Sep/21)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation.  We hope you and family are enjoying Summer in excellent health.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

DE W1EEP* K

W1EEP < W7ZAP TU Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
No * during the summer session… we go right to COMMENTS after the roster
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

KN6CEI QNX

KN6CEI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

WB7EUX

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

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T01:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE7IN QNX

KE7IN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

6RJR QN

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Very lite copy Richard, but got u
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP EARLY IN AND OUT PSE K

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
Good signal tonight Bob
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

7ZAP/NCS < WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de N2RSN QNX K

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
GE Brad
BK

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

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

KS6M QNX

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

AG7BI Mauro

AG7BI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET Mauro. Im going to list u QNX (monitor/in&out) for ur 1st ORCA session. U can be active next time.

BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Did anyone copy the last stn?? Need relay < NCS

K7NOJ de WB7EUX

K7NOJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX RELAY: WB7EUX
BK
Tnx Tom!
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

WB7EUX WB7EUX < W7ZAP Tom will u relay to Randy K7NOJ that I hv him on the roster
Tnx < W7ZAP

K7NOJ Randy you are checked in through NCS thanks for being here de WB7EUX

Perfect! Tnx Tom
BK

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX RELAY: WB7EUX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP K7DV Dave Idaho falls idaho Emergency pwr QNX be back after meeting in a few.

K7DV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
Good copy on u Dave
Bk

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

KC7MAW QNX

KC7MAW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
Bk

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

KR7KR

K6ETA < W7ZAP TU Steve
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
BK

KR7KR < W7ZAP QSL Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
Hope u got ur audio RX problem resolved
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

ncs de ke6sls GE k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP TU Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
GE Jaye
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Last stn agn pse… no print < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de KL7RI QNX

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
Got u that time… good signal
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

SV

I see “SV” need a relay pls < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K6ETA Relay W7WSV

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY: K6ETA
BK
Tnx Steve… I thought that might be WSV
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX RELAY: WB7EUX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY: K6ETA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-07-13 19:30:10p 02:30:10z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET (Summer Sked)
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

Summer Sked: NO FLAMP Exercise/Traffic Round

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/IN&OUT Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX'(QNI/QNX)
FIRST Ck-In? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH [QNX] < NCS

W7WXV – Carroll, QNX

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

NI7LOQ QNX
de KI7LOQ k

KI7LOQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID QNX
Good to CU Aaron
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

K6ETA < W7ZAP Steve pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

K6ETA Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In.
Not Copying NCS? Check in here… K6ETA Steve

W7ZAP < K6ETA NIL

Tnx Steve
BK

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>4.0.14
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W7ZAP 20211407023635
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20210206005419
<blankform>
:mg:821 ORCA DIGITAL NET 13/JUL/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 25
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX RELAY: WB7EUX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY: K6ETA
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 3941][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ORCA DIGITAL NET is in Summer Sked, Ck-In and Comment Round only until 18/Sep/21. We’ll continue sending the test image at both ends of the net. Signal reports are always useful.

Ck-In protocol is unchanged for Summer Sessions.
Please Send on one line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only for ck-in & Comment Round
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ to check in&out (Monitor)
‘CALLSIGN, NAME, QTH, [QNX]’ First Ck-In

The potential for wildfires is very high again this Summer. Here’s an opportunity to recognize the men and women that fight wildfires. WILDFIRE HEROES is holding an ‘Official Wildfire Heroes Special Event Station’ this weekend, callsign W7ETB. See their website for details: https://wildfireheroes.com/ Saturday & Sunday, July 17 & 18. The SES will be ‘operating from deep within the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest’ on 2M FM, 146.52, and mid-General band, 75, 40, & 10m SSB only (10m operations in Tech band).

We’ve been running ORCA with Panasonic CF-C2 Toughbook Tablets w/Win8.1 for a few years now. Yesterday, we began the transition to Linux Mint 20.2. We’ve been wanting to install Linux on these Tablets, but previous Linux installs haven’t supported the CF-C2 touchscreen. Now, the touchscreen works correctly at install. We still only have audio in headphones and haven’t yet tried installing the FLDIGI suite. Wish us well; the change from Windows to Linux can be daunting (we’re a little light in Linux experience), but ending the data grab by Microsoft and incessant security breaches is worth the bother.

For email notice when the Net Report is posted, write: 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/
shaFxcm

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:41:32p 02:41:32z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Q, QTH now Boise, ID. Good signal tonight.
de KI7LOQ k

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KI7LOQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7LOQ Aaron Boise,ID QNX
Thnx for the correction!
BK

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
Good signal Brian
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP NICE TO BE ABLE TO EMAIL AT THE TIME OF THE START OF NET AS IT IS HARD AT THE PRESENT TIME TO KNOW IF I GOT CHECKED IN THANKS FOR ALL YOUR GREAT WORK KEEPING US UP TO SPEED 73’S TO ALL

Good signal from Pine Valley… ur S9
\BK
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – We have an air quality alert (imagine that in Joseph OR) because of wildland fires around us. Due to smoke the mountains are ghosts as the day wears on.

Nothing new with summer fires.

Signal reports:

6:46PM W7ZAP 0db, kbd 100%
KE7IN +2db, kbd 100%
KK6RJR nc
N7RBP +1db, kbd 100%
WA7HHE -5db, kbd 100%
N2RSN -6db, kbd 100%
KS6M nc
AG7BL 0db, kbd 100%
KW6M +2db, kbd 100%
7:13PM Noise dropped significantly
K7NOJ -13db, kbd 100%
K7DV +4db, kbd 100%
KC7MAW +2db, kbd 100%
KR7KR -7db, kbd 100%
W6ADZ +1db, kbd 100%
K6SLC +2db, kbd 100%
KL7RI -5db, kbd 100%
W7WXV nc
7:30PM W7ZAP +9db, kbd 100%
W7WXV +11db, kbd 100%
KI7LOQ +3db, kbd 100%
K6ETA +5db, kbd 100%
KJ7BHK, kbd 100%

All is well! 73 de WB7EUX

Great signal report Tom. Hope ur air quality picks up & fires die down
BK

Over to Brad WA7HHE 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < WA7HHE, Recently visited with my RN daughter, she brought this to my attention the affect of the pandemic on nurses.

The stress came to a head in late 2020 when a Covid-19 patient she “just adored, the sweetest guy,” begged her to try any treatments that could save him. But they’d tried everything. She had no hope to give him. There was no dignifying his death. After months of debating the decision, she finally quit her job in January. “It broke me,” she said. “It was just too much.” Almost a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, America’s nurses — who for almost 20 years have been voted the country’s most trusted professionals — are running on empty. They’ve reused PPE, canceled PTO and worked extended shifts for employers they don’t always feel value their safety. The stress and lack of support has driven many nurses to quit their jobs. And during the worst health crisis the US has seen in more than a century, the health care system can’t afford to lose them.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/us/nurses-quit-hospitals-covid-pandemic-trnd/index.html

Very sad to hear… hope she heals from the toll & stress of it all.
So many on the front line… quite a calling
BK
K6ETA Steve ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K6ETA Looking forward to temps in the 80’s we’ve been between 95 – 100 for nearly a month and ‘normal’ temps would be in the 80’s here.

Looks like we will have that for Thurs-Sat and then it heats up again. Silver lining: at 4,000 feet it does cool off into the 50’s late at night, so at least we can keep the house cool.

Thanks agn for another great Net and I do look forward to propagation improvements as the days get shorter – but so far so good on copying most staions these days!

BTN < K6ETA

At 4k feet… ur up there! See u at WDN on Thurs
BK
KR7KR Ken ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA NET < KR7KR
a little weat tonight abt -2 to-8 on ncs
missed signal evaluation image
I put up a new antenna (160 meter doublet — abt 300 ft long)
would appreciate any signal reports
Thanks for the net
73 to all

de KR7KR k

Ur S9 +10 6dB… looking good here Ken!
BK
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NCS de ARS KE6SLS Jaye in Eureka! Ca, using 50w on the big-M doublet.

w7zap, 7-15db, 100%, P5
k6eta, 9db, 100%
W1EEP, 05-02db, 100%
WB7EUX, 3-11db, 100%, good report om! wow
WA7HHE, 07-0db, 100%, wow, sad report on nurses
KR7KR, 0-2db, 100%
k7ky, will, I won’t get to hear him until this report “airs” :)

Another day with approx 1 hour of sun, otherwise, under what seems to be a perpetual marine layer!

The HEX beam went up last Wednesday. Have been extremely pleased by the performance. Didn’t shut off the radio until 1am following morning! Since then, made 6m CW contacts, 10m ssb, and lot’s of VK’s on 20m. Looking forward to figuring out the propagation in an attempt to work Europe.

I was able to work Bruce kb7vx on 20m Thursday eve following the WDN. That was pretty cool!

Tonight, on the Western Country Cousin’s net (3.970) at 9pm will be the swearing in of new officers. My hat somehow got tossed into the ring. All are invited to listen in, and check in and enjoy a virtual BBQ with us. Bring your favorite snack and beverage of choice!

Last night the normal NCS for Eureka VHF wasn’t available. Out of all the hams in Eureka, not a single ham was willing to pick up the net :( I honestly don’t understand the refusal of hams to be NCS.

I am SO invious of Steve’s new QTH and antennas. Oh how wonderful it would be to have quiet conditions! :)

Have new high band rig for digital NBEMS work. Have it connected but need to wrap my head around ICOM again! Looking forward to doing it all using the Pi3.

Stay safe guys. As always, great seeing/hearing you on the wf!

73
Jaye ke6sls k

Good signal report Jaye… and tnx for the linux links today. UR S9 +35 13dB… booming!
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

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I’d be interested to know if Brad’s daughter had any treatments in mind to try, but could not do so legally? < Doug K7KY

Good question…. if Brad wants to reply… come now < W7ZAP

wa7hhe sri unable to copy currently

WA7HHE < W7ZAP no worries… tnx Brad
BK
Any further comments, ?s b4 we close? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de K7DV just back in and hoping all is well de K7dv

K7DV < W7ZAP Good to cu on the wf Dave… any comments b4 we go? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-07-14T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
w7zap and the orca group well not much here we have beeh¢pery warm here but not as bad as the coast where you guys are we have a couple of large fires in central Idaho Very large, IN FACT Iu’A FEx; L like im in southern california when I was a kid with the smo“Åtn hi hi stay safe and watch out for lui¨s around your ware

Kinda scary hoÏtenmm+tnad the drought is 73 to all de Dave K7dv

Glad the band is good enuf for u to participate tonight. Yes, the fires are scary & I hope everyone remains safe.
BK
Any further comments or ?s?? < W7ZAP

2021-07-13 20:00:04p 03:00:04z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

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Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAP

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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

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

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

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