13/OCT/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 13/OCT/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 25
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__N7QNC David Drain, OR QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
__W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce Pendleton,OR
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__K7EK Gary Radcliff,KY QNX Relay: W7WSV
__K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
AC7JW Jason Woods Cross,UT
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only

We’re breaking old records and making new ones these days.  Three weeks ago, we set a new Ck-In record at 35 stations. Tonight, we checked in eight Oregon stations, another ORCA record. Having eight Oregon stations on the Roster is much easier to work than 35 Ck-Ins! Both first-time stations tonight are in Oregon. We Welcome Steve KW6M in Walton,OR and David N7QNC in Drain,OR. Oregon is nearly a quarter of the Roster tonight! And, Welcome Back to Gary K7EK in Raddcliff,KY. It’s been a long time since he moved from Washington to Kentucky. His VidID printed clearly in Oregon tonight.

We enjoyed another evening of strange band condx. Although the band soon went long and we lost some of the closer stations, condx later reversed and the missing stations returned, some stronger than before. See the Signal Evaluation images below for a visual perspective of band changes during the net.

The FLAMP Exercise used only THOR modes tonight; we usually use MFSK-32 for the third ‘Sweeper’ pass. THOR-22 is our go-to mode when MFSK-32 struggles (seldom); 78wpm/524hz vs 120wpm/630hz. We don’t often need THOR-22.  The FLAMP Exercise is an opportunity to discover which modes best suit current condx.

If the ANNOUNCEMENT details about the new FLDIGI Macro TAG, <@LOCK:on/off/t> were confusing, this may help. ORCA Protocols call for working net sessions with the FLDIGI cursor LOCKED at 1500wf. If you use our VidID macro with LOCK=on, the macro will set LOCK=off before shifting to 2000wf and sending VidID, but is unable to reset LOCK on. If we didn’t turn LOCK=off, FLDIGI would print VidID where it’s LOCKED, 1500wf. Before the new LOCK TAG, there was no way to turn LOCK off and back on in the same macro. Now, with <@LOCK, the Parser waits until it turns the transmitter off before turning LOCK back on. Until Dave W1HKJ releases the next stable version, 4.1.15, you can use the new TAG with his Alpha version 4.1.14.70, available here:  http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/    This Alpha version and all subsequent Alpha versions support <@LOCK.

Thank you for following ORCA protocols.  Your diligence contributes to a working example of efficient digital networking. It’s the model newer Ops are observing and emulating. Understanding and implementing written instructions is fundamental to handling Emergency traffic.

Images from the net:

RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KB7VX/P Pendelton, OR
RX #2: KB7VX/P Pendelton, OR
RX #1: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: K6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: W7SWV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: K6ETA Petaluma, CA

Thanks for taking time to practice with us tonight. We appreciate your support. Remember Western Digital Net on Thursday, 0230z/1930p, 3.581, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA/NCS.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

DE W1EEP* K

W1EEP* < W7ZAP RR Gene
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS < KW6M KW6M Steve, Walton OR CN84AE QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
Welcome to ORCA Steve and booming signal into Brookings
BK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

K6ETA* < W7ZAP RR Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Last stn no print.. agn pse < W7ZAP

DE K7DV 1qst

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

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7QNC David

N7QNC < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7QNC David Drain, OR QNX
Welcome to ORCA David and nice signal. I’m going to list u QNX as a monitor ur 1st few times. Good to see the net run a time or two b4 becomming active. Welcome aboard
BK
Anyone else 4 early ck-in?? < W7ZAP

NCS de W7WXV W7WXV, QNX QNX. No traffic for the net tonight. < W7WXV

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
Good to CU Carroll
BK
Next?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N7QNC David Drain, OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T01:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP MEDFORD, IN AND OU6 PSE SK

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
Good to cu on the WF Bob 73
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

DE N2RSN QNX

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
Good signal David
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N7QNC David Drain, OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W5CLE, W5CLE. QNX

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
BK
NExt?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de W7LUX QNX K

W7LUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
GE Joe… good signal
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Good to CU on the WF Richard
BK
Next?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N7QNC David Drain, OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KW6M KW6M < W7ZAP Steve… have u checked into ORCA b4?? < W7ZAP

It’s my first time
Thank you for being there.
DE KW6M

Thanks… Doug had u in his log and I didn’t. I think he logged u at WDN.
Again welcome to ORCA :-)
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
Good signal out of Reno tonight
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

This is an interesting roster tonight… 1 active stn: K7DV
The Cedar City Ops are at ARC meeting tonight. Looks like an interesting net.

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N7QNC David Drain, OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

K7LDW

K7LDW < W7ZAP QSL Don
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

WB7EUX

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

NCS de ke6sls*
TU

KE6SLS* < W7ZAP RR Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS
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KS6M

KS6M < W7ZAP QSL John
KS6M John Oakland,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

W7ZAP W77ZAP de KB7VX/p

KB7VX/p in Pendleton OR DN05op

KB7VX/P < W7ZAP TU Bruce
KB7VX/P Bruce Pendleton,OR
Good signal Bruce
BK
Next? < W7ZAP

W7WSV W7WSV Q++:ÎbîY K7EK VID QNX

W7WSV < W7ZAP TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
BK

K7EK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7EK Gary Radcliff,KY QNX Relay: W7WSV
BK
Thanks Steve… did not see the VidID
BK
Next?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N7QNC David Drain, OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID BK
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce Pendleton,OR
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K7EK Gary Radcliff,KY QNX Relay: W7WSV

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

K7EK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7EK Gary Radcliff,KY QNX VidID
Good signal that time Gary… welcome back to ORCA… its been a long time!
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

W7WSV W7WSV < W7ZAP
Steve pse relay to Gary K7EK that he’s on the log
TU < W7ZAP

RR
K7EK <W7WSV You are on log Gary, <W7WSV

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

No copy on the last stn… need relay pse < W7ZAP

Last stn try again < NCS

K7NOJ QNX

K7NOJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
Good signal Randy
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N7QNC David Drain, OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce Pendleton,OR
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K7EK Gary Radcliff,KY QNX Relay: W7WSV
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2020-10-13 19:29:56p 02:29:56z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in
training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid.
Practice makes perfect!

New to ORCA? See: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay focused.
Exercise is interactive and brisk.

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)

CONFIG 4 ORCA:
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’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AC7JW

AC7JW < W7ZAP QSL Jason
AC7JW Jason Woods Cross,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

AC7JW < W7ZAP
Jason u plan to be active tonight?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RRR yes, I hope to participate in the activity

Super! And good signal tonight
BK

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

KB7VX < W7ZAP Bruce pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

KB7VX Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-in
Not copying NCS? Ck-in here … < KB7VX

W7ZAP de KB7VX nil

Thanks Bruce
BK

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

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAPne© RyniÈ] btcr¬eg o rnp

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201410023725
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201410005123
<blankform>
:mg:755 ORCA DIGITAL NET 13/OCT/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 23
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N7QNC David Drain, OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KB7VX/P Bruce Pendleton,OR
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K7EK Gary Radcliff,KY QNX Relay: W7WSV
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
AC7JW Jason Woods Cross,UT
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 18AF][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Anyone need the roster reTX??

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex191.txt’, an FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP
exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in the
Traffic round with FLAMP. This exercise simulates supporting NCS by copy/paste Relay.

WDN’s Relay Exercise went well last Thursday with interesting results. Steve K6ETA,
WDN/NCS, planned to have a strong station Relay the call for Ck-In and hopefully log
the target station in Kentucky, Gary K7EK. But suddenly, during Early Ck-In, ‘K7EK/KY
QNX’ was printing at 2000wf. Quite a surprise! Gary’s VidID signal was strong enough
to print in Oregon. You’ll learn more about the WDN Relay exercise on Thursday.
Thank You to Gary for his part in the exercise.

Our FLDIGI benefactor, Dave W1HKJ, added a new Macro TAG at our request. The new
<@LOCK TAG sets LOCK on/off/t after <RX executes. Now, we can turn LOCK off and on
in the same macro. I’d mistakenly thought we could just add the @ to a TAG to have it
execute when TX ends, but no. We’ve updated the website Macro page VidID examples
to utilize the new TAG. Now, if you’ve forgotten to set LOCK at 1500 for ORCA, this
macro sets LOCK=ON after returning the Cursor to previous frequency.

If LOCK=ON is already enabled, our macro must turn it off before executing the <TX TAG. If
the Cursor remains Locked, the Macro Parser will ignore and print at the Cursor’s current
position. We need to turn LOCK OFF before transmitting and back ON after returns the
Cursor to it’s last position. To experiment with the new TAG, you’ll need FLDIGI Alpha
version 4.1.14.70. Download it here:
http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/

Please email the Signal Evaluation images (not screen-capures) to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

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

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in THOR-100 (352wpm, 1800hz, 80%).
We’ll fill with THOR 50×1 (176wpm, 900hz, 80%), & THOR-22 (78wpm,
524hz, 80%). Check your filters. WIDE mode ahead… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:43Z THOR 100 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 1165>{FE60}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 D654>{FE60}20201012181154:ex191.txt
<ID 16 155D>{FE60}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 58DD>{FE60}476 5 112
<DESC 12 A968>{FE60}ex#191
<DATA 120 FBB9>{FE60:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC Text Editor, create the file, URC
<DATA 120 6369>{FE60:2}ALL_ex191.txt. Copy the following text to the new file & Edit, URCALL:

NCS < URCALL Relay:

Scroll up in t
<DATA 120 0206>{FE60:3}he RX buffer and COPY the ck-in text of the 1st QNX station. PASTE it into ex191.txt after ‘Relay: ‘ and
Save.

<DATA 120 D48C>{FE60:4}
If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending,
<DATA 36 ACB7>{FE60:5}change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 6
<CNTL 10 C980>{FE60:EOF}
<CNTL 10 698C>{FE60:EOT}

DE K7KY K

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:44Z THOR 100 @ 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 … K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7LDW

DE k7LDW
File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 12 E9D4>{FE60}1 3 4
DE k7LDW K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WB7EUX
File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 10 72FA>{FE60}1 4
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

No copy < KS6M

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 10 72FA>{FE60}1 4
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

No cpy <W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AC7JW

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE AC7JW
File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 10 72FA>{FE60}1 4
DE AC7JW K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 1165>{FE60}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 D654>{FE60}20201012181154:ex191.txt
<ID 16 155D>{FE60}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 58DD>{FE60}476 5 112
<DESC 12 A968>{FE60}ex#191
<DATA 120 6369>{FE60:2}ALL_ex191.txt. Copy the following text to the new file & Edit, URCALL:

NCS < URCALL Relay:

Scroll up in t
<DATA 120 0206>{FE60:3}he RX buffer and COPY the ck-in text of the 1st QNX station. PASTE it into ex191.txt after ‘Relay: ‘ and
Save.

<DATA 36 ACB7>{FE60:5}change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 6
<CNTL 10 C980>{FE60:EOF}
<CNTL 10 698C>{FE60:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:49Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 1165>{FE60}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 D654>{FE60}20201012181154:ex191.txt
<ID 16 155D>{FE60}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 58DD>{FE60}476 5 112
<DESC 12 A968>{FE60}ex#191
<DATA 120 FBB9>{FE60:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC Text Editor, create the file, URC
<DATA 120 6369>{FE60:2}ALL_ex191.txt. Copy the following text to the new file & Edit, URCALL:

NCS < URCALL Relay:

Scroll up in t
<DATA 120 0206>{FE60:3}he RX buffer and COPY the ck-in text of the 1st QNX station. PASTE it into ex191.txt after ‘Relay: ‘ and
Save.

<DATA 120 D48C>{FE60:4}
If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending,
<DATA 36 ACB7>{FE60:5}change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 6
<CNTL 10 C980>{FE60:EOF}
<CNTL 10 698C>{FE60:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:50Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7LDW

DE k7LDW
File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 6544>{FE60}CONFIRMED
DE k7LDW K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 6544>{FE60}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 42F0>{FE60}PREAMBLE
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 6544>{FE60}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 6544>{FE60}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AC7JW

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE AC7JW
File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 6544>{FE60}CONFIRMED
DE AC7JW K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
CA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 1165>{FE60}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 D654>{FE60}20201012181154:ex191.txt
<ID 16 155D>{FE60}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 58DD>{FE60}476 5 112
<DESC 12 A968>{FE60}ex#191
<CNTL 10 C980>{FE60:EOF}
<CNTL 10 698C>{FE60:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:54Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 6544>{FE60}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
That’s a wrap… 6 out of 7 Ops CONFIRMED this is the first time we’ve used all THOR usually we sweep the third pass in our old stand by mode MFSK-32 thanks for

staying focused btn < K7KY

Nice exercise & THOR demo Doug.
THOR-100 – 5 stns CONFIRMED
THOR-22 – 1 stn CONFIRMED

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:56:38p 02:56:38z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
w6dlw qnx

W6DLW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
Glad u could make it Dennis
BK
Anyone else?? < NCS

K0KEX < W7ZAP good copy are u active? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
w0kcn Rick Smithville, Mo in/out

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
Good copy Rick
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Dave K7DV < W7ZAP

Looks like we’ve lost Dave
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Don K7LDW < NCS

<PROG 18 611E>{4926}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 34 7BA4>{4926}20201014025650:K7LDW_191.txt
<ID 27 0963>{4926}k7LDW Rigby ID DN43bq
<SIZE 13 8640>{4926}39 1 64
<DATA 47 A3F0>{4926:1}Could not find text of 1st QNX station
<CNTL 10 BCBE>{4926:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1CB2>{4926:EOT}

DE k7LDW K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : K7LDW_191.txt
<MISSING 15 AC77>{4926}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Tom WB7EUX 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 2078>{0C64}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 24A7>{0C64}20201014025051:WB7EUX-ex191.txt
<ID 22 31A4>{0C64}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 13 C5F7>{0C64}28 1 96
<DATA 36 AFC2>{0C64:1}NCS < WB7EUX RELAY: KW6M QNX
<CNTL 10 054F>{0C64:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A543>{0C64:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX-ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 252F>{0C64}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

KS6M John ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 21 6AD6>{9667}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 9A92>{9667}20201014025831:KS6M_ex191.txt
<ID 26 DFAB>{9667}KS6M Oakland lnn CM87
gìIR 5 sa'{9667}54 1 64
<DATA 62riataSdeaa Yard < KS6M ø uy: KphAEele, Walton OR CN84AE QNH

<CNTL 1°tr’e 3nn{9667 °r<CNTL 10 DDEE>{9667eTEaT
DE KS6M K

John I think the band is going long
BK
Did anyone copy 100%? < W7ZAP x

KS6M pse TX 1 more time
TU < W7ZAP

Next 4 Traffic is Bruce KB7VX/P < NCS

W7ZAP DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 845B>{36D2}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 B2FA>{36D2}20201014025523:KB7VX_ex1hQi«xt
<ID 24u tIh941 7VX Pendletr<SIZE 14 5DF0>{36D2}47 1 112
<DATA 55 18A6>{36D2:1}NCS < URCALL Rela t:a ?vM Steve Walton,OR QNX
<CNTL 10 8FCE>{36D2:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2FC2>{36D2:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

KB7VX/P < W7ZAP pse TX in MFSK16
TU < W7ZAP

K7KY < W7ZAP Doug pse relay KB7VX’s tfk
TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Relay:
ZAP DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 845B>{36D2}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 B2FA>{36D2}20201014025523:KB7VX_ex191.txt
<ID 24 3D49>{36D2}KB7VX Pendleton OR
<SIZE 14 5DF0>{36D2}47 1 112
<DATA 55 18A6>{36D2:1}NCS < URCALL Relay: KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
<CNTL 10 8FCE>{36D2:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2FC2>{36D2:EOT}

DE KB7VX K
< K7KY

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KB7VX_ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 2339>{36D2}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Steve W7WSV < NCS

W7ZAP DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 E3C9>{29C3}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 A02A>{29C3}20201014025356:W7WSV_ex191.txt
<ID 28 D4DC>{29C3}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 7241>{29C3}177 3 80
<DESC 14 7DFE>{29C3}Training
<FILE 36 A02A>{29C3}20201014025356:W7WSV_ex191.txt
<ID 28 D4DC>{29C3}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 7241>{29C3}177 3 80
<DESC 14 7DFE>{29C3}Training
<DATA 88 33C2>{29C3:1}[b64:start]PGZsbXNnPjQuMC4xNg0KOmhkcl9lZDoyMSANClc3V1NWIDIwMjAxNDEwMDI1MzU2DQo8Y
<DATA 88 73BA>{29C3:2}mxhbmtmb3JtPg0KOm1nOjQzIE5DUyA8VzdXU1YgUmVsYXk6ICBLVzZNIFN0ZXZlIFdhbHRvbixPUiBRT
<DATA 25 292B>{29C3:3}lgNCg==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4EF4>{29C3:EOF}
<FILE 36 A02A>{29C3}20201014025356:W7WSV_ex191.txt
<ID 28 D4DC>{29C3}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 7241>{29C3}177 3 80
<DESC 14 7DFE>{29C3}Training
<FILE 36 A02A>{29C3}20201014025356:W7WSV_ex191.txt
<ID 28 D4DC>{29C3}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 7241>{29C3}177 3 80
<DESC 14 7DFE>{29C3}Training
<DATA 88 33C2>{29C3:1}[b64:start]PGZsbXNnPjQuMC4xNg0KOmhkcl9lZDoyMSANClc3V1NWIDIwMjAxNDEwMDI1MzU2DQo8Y
<DATA 88 73BA>{29C3:2}mxhbmtmb3JtPg0KOm1nOjQzIE5DUyA8VzdXU1YgUmVsYXk6ICBLVzZNIFN0ZXZlIFdhbHRvbixPUiBRT
<DATA 25 292B>{29C3:3}lgNCg==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4EF4>{29C3:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EEF8>{29C3:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

W7WSV < W7ZAP
Surprisingly I hv good copy on u still and copied the 1st TX

DE W7ZAP
File : W7WSV_ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 DADC>{29C3}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

AC7JW Jason ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
QST DE AC7JW

<PROG 18 40E6>{A778}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 CA5E>{A778}20201014030323:AC7JW_ex191.txt
<ID 18 3D71>{A778}AC7JW DN40bu
<SIZE 13 C765>{A778}33 1 64
<DATA 41 2E90>{A778:1}W7ZAP<AC7JW Relay: KW6M QNX
<CNTL 10 8C31>{A778:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2C3D>{A778:EOT}

DE AC7JW K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : AC7JW_ex191.txt
<MISSING 15 732D>{A778}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

The band is in flux and we’re losing some stns
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:14:27p 03:14:27z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP GREAT NET TONIGHT I WAS ON THE RADIO AND THE ZOOM MEET WITH OUR CLUB TONIGHT ALL WORKED GREAT AND IF WITH THE NEW STATIONS AND IF THE OTHER WERENT IN

A MEETING WE MAY HAVE SET A NEW RECORD 73’s TO ALL 

Nice work multi-tasking! And strong signal S9 +10 and 5dB
BK
Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA Looks like the band is back! I think I’m called to tF b i*eeh8iutuo years and tonight as luck woulfd have it my rig control was doing othenrpS8,n w\p ­ Slv

tVoeat”co7n Ó(‘l and I couldn’t relbˆfver fast enoughj HA!

K6ETA < W7ZAP Had 50% copy on u Steve… band is in & out.
BK

Over to Dave K7DV 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Over to Don K7LDW 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS <K7LDW signal dropped to -6 from +2 Now W7ZAP +6. W1EEP +9 getting close to freezing every night and 40+ mph winds in the afternoon here in Eastern Idaho. Fall

is slipping away. 73’s<K7LDW

Yikes! Winter is on the horizon. Where did summer go??
BK
WB7EUX Tom ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS < WB7EUX I had W7ZAP at -5 on my Windom. After I switched to my 43 ft vertical I had her at +12. Strong winds about an hour ago which will give me plenty of

exercise raking up willow branches tomorrow. We’re expecting lows in the mid to upper 20s in a few days. 73 de WB7EUX

Wow that’s chilly. We have 79 degrees for SAturday and I can’t wait.
BK
KE6SLS Jaye ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA Digital net de ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! Running 50 watts on inverted M.

w7zap, 12db, 100%, QSB, -2db@7:30pm, P3, FLmsg 100%,
k7ky, -12db, 80% copy, FLamp 0%
WB7EUX, 8db, 100%, FLamp 100%, great signals from you tonight om :)
KB7VX, 4db, 100%, FLamp 100%,
AC7JW, 5db, 100%, FLamp 50%,
k7LDW, -2db, 100%, FLamp 0%, 100% comments
W7WSV, -12, 85%, FLamp 25%,
W1EEP, 3db, 100%
**only listing heard stations

Wow, band went long quick tonight! NCS is just barely audible by beginning of net. Should be interesting to see how much NCS copies my comments tonight! I am

surprised that I still DO hear NCS!

Best signa4here tonight was Bruce kb7vx! Good work Bruce!!

New Lipo4 400AH battery went online today along with a new 40A solar controller. Love having full power for the radios after dark!

Tomorrow this laptop will get a new version of Linux. Downloaded Xubuntu for this old beast. Hopefully the install goes easy on me. Fingers are crossed!

Had another beautiful day here, 70’s and lots of sun. Old lead acid batteries are charged and new LIPO4 is 7/8% by dark thirty. Tomorrow there’s supposed to be wind

and I hope that doesn’t stir up the fires too much!

Be safe and sure great to see you all tonight.

73
Jaye ke6sls

Great report Jaye. Ur signal is holding up too (S9) 1dB
100% copy. Nice battery Jaye
BK

Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

NCS and net < Due to fading, not sure anything from me will be heard. Best wishes. Stay well. 73. < KS6M

Ur signal is strong… strange band!
BK
KB7VX/P Bruce ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP and ORCA iB7VX/p.
I got a late start this morning, due to my company sending me to Olympia for a last minute drug screen and a physical. I finally hit the road at 12:15. I wanted to

stop earlier but the winds were HOWLING across the Oregon steppes in Morrow County. I almost got blown over when I went outside to fill up the gas tank. So I ended up

driving another 60 miles and the wind is still blowing but not gale force anymore. I arrived here in Pendleton at about 18:45, set up 134 ft doublet in the dark.

Tomorrow will go over the Blue Mountains continuing on toward NM. If anyone sees KG5DGI or Cowan let them know I will be passing near them. I sent both ops a Winlink

email but so far have received no reply.

Jaye has a great signal here onn his inverted M. I lost NCS just before TFC round.

Best wishes to all,

KB7VX / p

Great signal now Bruce. Did not see Ed DGI ck-in tonight. There was a weak stn, but didn’t come back. Safe travels to u for ur trip to NM.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Steve W7WSV < NCS

ORCA < W7WSV
NCS S6, 1 dB at start to S8, 6 dB at exercise.
Exercise:
THOR100 S6, -6 dB 0%
THOR50 S7, -1 db 100%
THOR22 S7, 1 dB
Traffic: ¾Op
K7LDW S5, -3 db 100%
WB7EUX S5, -2 dB 100%
KS6M S4, -11 dB 0%
KB7VX S6, -4 dB 100%
AC7JW S6, 100%

Signals not that great here tonight. Barely saw K7EK VID. Maybe he was looking on 40M for response? Tried QSY request to 40M on that, but NCS could not cpy me.
Stay safe. 73 < W7WSV

Great report Steve and ur S8 3dB 100% copy
I finally saw K7EK’s vidiD 2x after u relayed him in. Not sure if he could copy me.
UR signal is staying strong
BK
AC7JW Jason ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA de AC7JW FUN NET FOLKS, HAVE A GREAT WEEK & 73S TO ALL DE AC7JW <RX>

Nice job tonight Jason. Glad u could work w/us.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Doug K7KY < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-10-14T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Eight Oregon stations on tonight; another ORCA record! We spend our first years with only Mindy & I working the OR/CA digital net.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes first time ck-ins Steve KW6M in Walton,OR and David N7QNC in Drain, OR. We’ll ask them to ck-in QNX a few time to learn net routines and

protocols. Good to have them aboard.

Good work all around on the FLAMP Optional Exercise. The Optional Exercise used to be difficult, but times and Ops have changed, much to the good. Now, these

Exercises seem almost easy.

Steve W7WSV We’ve not given Gary 40m for regular nets. Just for the WDN Exercise.

I’m hoping for a long Indian Summer (can I still say this?). We recently planted more carrots, chard, and beets. They need a few weeks of sunshine. Maybe we’ll get

an ‘Original Americans Summer’ or sumsuch. The net ran like clockwork; thanks for contributing to a efficient net. btn Doug K7KY

NIce comments Doug… thanks
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

2031L – 0331Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

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

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

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

Nothing heard, so we’ll close up and return the freq to regular amateur use.
73 < W7ZAP

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International SATERN Digital Net transmits digital text, images, and FLAMP files via remote HF station. NCS and Net Manager is Ken Standard AD5XJ.

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
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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
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