13/DEC/16 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 13/dec/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 8
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N0LKC Clifford Wallace,UT (P/NM) in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Forty nine minutes, open to close; that may be an ORCA record. The net went smoothly too. Smaller than usual with some regulars at ARC meetings. We began another exercise in file manipulation tonight. We’re reinforcing our software and operating system skills. And, were practicing reading instructions carefully. Thinking we know the drill, we may miss details that have changed. Reading instructions and requests carefully will save recontacting for clarification.

Erik KK6RKY is still having difficulty with band condx. Rick N6IET relayed him in tonight. I think we’ll have lots of relay opportunities this winter. MFSK-32 was sufficient tonight. We filled a few missing FLAMP blocks easily. Following the net, Dave K7DV and I experimented with a couple modes. THOR50x1 worked well. Let’s give this mode a little more attention.

Gene W1EEP copied the test image almost perfectly in Pine Valley,UT.

orcasmallblack w1eep_12-13-22
TX: K7KY/OR
 RX: W1EEP/UT

Thanks for taking time to work with us tonight. I hope to see you again next Tues evening.

73 Doug K7KY

————– Net Log ————

W1EEP W1EEP GE Gene… ur on the log tu < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP GENE PINE VALLEY UT CAN YOU CHECK ME IN EARLY PLEASE

W1EEP RR < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

pse k

< W7ZAP

K7KY Tune/Test < K7KY

N0LKC monitoring, no traffic. Guest, thank you

N0LKC < K7KY Well, Clifford ur in early tonight… tu ur in&out monitoring… BREAK any more early check ins? < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de N6IET N6IET N6IET kn

N6IET < K7KY GE Rick i thougth u were busy tonight good to c u ur on the log.. . < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

That was last week. Played the piano at our club Xmas party.

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

N0LKC Clifford Wallace,UT (P/UT)

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

ALL ORCA Correction Clifford N0LKC is portable in NM < K7KY

no cpy last stn.. can anyone relay that station? tu < K7KY

Sri weak stn maybe to close to me try agn later in net… any more check-ins? < K7KY

Testing (setting power)

de N6IET

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

N0LKC Clifford Wallace,UT (P/NM)in&out

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

12/13/2016 19:30 PST

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

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

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

W1HKJ Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

The net connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors always welcome.

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise by W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) Send ‘QRU’. Check before using FLAMP.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

NOTE: LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID

ENABLE: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

FLAMP does not sense FLAMP traffic. Set FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Regular FLAMP practice traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP

REPORTS and one FILL.

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’ < K7KY

K6ETAK6ETA GE Steve tu for the check in BREAK any more? < K7KY

Last station no cpy again…. can anyone relay that

station? tu < K7KY

de n6iet

That was kk6rky eric.

N6IET < K7KY Tnx Rick pse tell Erik he’s on teh roster as monitor tu < K7KY

KK6RKY de N6IET

Eric, you’re on the roster as monitoring.

N6IET Tnx Rick Break

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY<STX>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20161412033847

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:294 ORCA DIGITAL NET 13/dec/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 7

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

N0LKC Clifford Wallace,UT (P/NM) in&out

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum D75B][WRAP:end]

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ORCA Announcements 13/dec/16

Tonight we begin another simple file manipulation exercise with

FLMSG & FLAMP. Our weekly FLAMP exercise, up next, will distribute

‘ex6.txt’. Follow the instructions to create an FLMSG BLANKFORM file.

At the top of the FLAMP TX tab is the ‘To:’ window; it defaults to

‘QST’. Setting this variable ID’s the target station.

Remember to change FLAMP,TX ‘Send to:’ from QST to ORCA,NCS,K7KY,ETC….

You can return this exercise to NCS in FLAMP today, or any practice net

in Traffic round. As always, these exercises are optional; you can send

other traffic, images, or QRU.

Let’s all send just one practice traffic per net. Bulletins and images are

OK; that’s your traffic for the session. As participation grows we want

to continue providing comprehensive practice to everyone.

Weekly Net Report usually posted next day

at: orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

Fitioe

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check-ins/Visitors? < K7KY

Any comments or questions before we begin FLAMP practice? < K7KY

W7ZAP OK Mindy ur up for the weekly FLAMP exercise…. < K7KY

ORXA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 10E9>{9DDC}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 28 27D2>{9DDC}20161214012513:ex6.txt

<ID 26 A24E>{9DDC}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 81D7>{9DDC}484 8 64

<DATA 72 D93A>{9DDC:1}Optional file manipulation exercise. In FLMSG, create a BLANKFO

<DATA 72 F038>{9DDC:2}RM file,

named: ‘URCALL_ex6.b2s’. Copy & paste the questions ONL

<DATA 72 E026>{9DDC:3}Y and enter an opinion based on your digital HF experience or be

<DATA 72 4C5E>{9DDC:4}st guess:

——–

1)In good 80m band condx and MFSK-32 solid,

<DATA 72 6C80>{9DDC:5} what mode/spd would you try for faster thru-put?

2)In poor 80m

<DATA 72 651D>{9DDC:6} condx and MFSK-32 not-solid, what mode/spd would you try for

mo

<DATA 72 A807>{9DDC:7}re stability?

——–

Send this file to NCS during Traffic rou

<DATA 44 516B>{9DDC:8}nd today, or next week using FLAMP.

<CNTL 10 333C>{9DDC:EOF}

<CNTL 10 9330>{9DDC: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 …

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex6.txt

<MISSING 15 6625>{9DDC}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : ex6.txt

<MISSING 15 6625>{9DDC}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

K6ETA

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 E3F5>{9DDC}PREAMBLE

DE K6ETA K

W1EEP < W7ZAP

Gene will you please RELAY the whole file pls? TU < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP

Gene how cpy? < W7ZAP

No reply for W1EEP BREAK K7KY < W7ZAP

Doug will you RELAY the file? TU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY RR <STX>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 10E9>{9DDC}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 28 27D2>{9DDC}20161214012513:ex6.txt

<ID 26 A24E>{9DDC}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 81D7>{9DDC}484 8 64

<DATA 72 D93A>{9DDC:1}Optional file manipulation exercise. In FLMSG, create a BLANKFO

<DATA 72 F038>{9DDC:2}RM file,

named: ‘URCALL_ex6.b2s’. Copy & paste the questions ONL

<DATA 72 E026>{9DDC:3}Y and enter an opinion based on your digital HF experience or be

<DATA 72 4C5E>{9DDC:4}st guess:

——–

1)In good 80m band condx and MFSK-32 solid,

<DATA 72 6C80>{9DDC:5} what mode/spd would you try for faster thru-put?

2)In poor 80m

<DATA 72 651D>{9DDC:6} condx and MFSK-32 not-solid, what mode/spd would you try for

mo

<DATA 72 A807>{9DDC:7}re stability?

——–

Send this file to NCS during Traffic rou

<DATA 44 516B>{9DDC:8}nd today, or next week using FLAMP.

<CNTL 10 333C>{9DDC:EOF}

<CNTL 10 9330>{9DDC:EOT}

DE K7KY K

K6ETA

K6ETA

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex6.txt

<MISSING 15 6625>{9DDC}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Great job to all. Thanks K7KY for Relay.

BTU NCS < W7ZAP

W7ZAP Tnx Mindy Good thing the net’s small tonight… I’m thinking slowly or more slowly than usual… OK we’ll move along into the Traffic portion… u can send the exercise we just sent, old exercises, practice traffic, images, or send QRU we begin toight with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 10FA>{4ACA}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 52 C13E>{4ACA}20161214035237:ORCA 12-13 W1EEP MODE -2.txt

<ID 18 2388>{4ACA}W1EEP DM37GJ

<SIZE 13 156A>{4ACA}83 2 64

<DATA 72 01CB>{4ACA:1}

i WOULD USE THOR50X1 FOR A START FOR SOLID i WOULD GO TO OLIVI

<DATA 27 E447>{4ACA:2}A-8-500 THX W1EEP

<CNTL 10 BED3>{4ACA:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1EDF>{4ACA:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ORCA 12-13 W1EEP MODE -2.txt

<MISSING 15 DDDB>{4ACA}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W1EEP Nice work, Gene… BREAK N0LKC Clifford is in & out tonight, but he may be able to get a short work into the net @ 10w from NM ur here, Clifford? < K7KY

Well, I don’t hear or see him…. we’ll move along to Rick N6IET in Los Angeles… < K7KY

QRU de N6IET

N6IET TU Rick… We’re moving right along tonigth maybe a short net… BREAK OK SteveK6ETA ur next < K7KY

QST DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 EC88>{BFA4}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 31 5A6F>{BFA4}20161214035809:answr2.b2s

<ID 24 8920>{BFA4}K6ETA Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 3DF2>{BFA4}313 5 64

<DATA 72 89D3>{BFA4:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEnXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BxVcWT7vN1zb6Lny

<DATA 72 CF21>{BFA4:2}q8KT7Ta7PjqNYNkjiPpjpGeNVd/0hzMb9LNDW2fLJUmHjpCa5DBSXqtsBblym/tq

<DATA 72 7A03>{BFA4:3}cZrSk0fa2lRpPlB1vB7e3smPQ6rEfvKl+cXh8sKoQwt+rSv0bhhku/Ffi6rYSHlT

<DATA 72 DDC0>{BFA4:4}5hbVqJchMM9iljyFBlrMpVp4laP+uJ6Pz1mulYbHowRxFm5JZN7xWU70o+ty0GGY

<DATA 65 5084>{BFA4:5}1OIWccEP4oiunz2sSMXnl4y8htRPURiDxUC2m3wkwzBZCgA

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 9FF4>{BFA4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 3FF8>{BFA4:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : answr2.b2s

<MISSING 15 E6E5>{BFA4}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W7ZAP OK Mindy ur next already two stations worked the exercise on-the-fly… must be too easy (-: ur up < K7KY

K7KY DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A29A>{40AF}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 7CE1>{40AF}20161214014950:W7ZAP_exe6.b2s

<ID 26 989B>{40AF}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 077E>{40AF}209 4 64

<DATA 72 8897>{40AF:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAClXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzR

<DATA 72 6574>{40AF:2}fauO9ptJu/OREt7q03BE7ZOcUczyBlfy8lJJI5LaUwMYBUR21vyXB4DWoH9aXjxi

<DATA 72 6A94>{40AF:3}iHxPdFr8otYhZe6Y06qE8ALlHkeMojqihgUTauSLuuxFCLcwm2z3V9ppWtv28jvf

<DATA 25 5510>{40AF:4}zEe/xo=

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 2137>{40AF:EOF}

<CNTL 10 813B>{40AF:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : W7ZAP_exe6.b2s

<MISSING 15 DF85>{40AF}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check-ins/Visitors? < K7KY

OK time for comments we’re moving right along tonight… we begin back a the top with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP GREAT SMALL NET TONIGHT AND THE BAND WAS GOOD FOR ME. OUR CLUB NIGHT FOR THE OTHER HAMS IN THE AREA THX AGAIN GOOD JOB DOUG AND MINDY

W1EEP Tnx Gene good u r here to represent the East (of us) BREAKN6IET Rick it’s ur turn for comments and observations… < K7KY

K7KY de N6

What just happened?

I must have accidentally tapped a button that erased my buffer and caused me to stop transmitting.

Starting over.

Strong signals from Doug and Mindy and especially Gene tonight. Steve is also

pretty strong.

Well, I’ve completely lost my train of thought, so I’ll quite while I’m ahead.

73 to all and to all a Good Night.

de N6IET

N6IET Rick I know how u feel… I hate it when I lose something I’ve written and can’t remember exactly what I said… BREAK over to SteveK6ETA for commets… < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K6ETA-8.b2s]<flmsg>anNeu40

:hdr_ed:21

K6ETA 20161412035508

<blankform>

:mg:466 ORCA DIGITAL NET Comments

CALLSIGN NAME S/N COMMENTS

W1EEP Gene -4 to +9 QSB!!!

N0LKC Cliff -7 to +19 QSB!!!

N6IET Rick -3 to +8 QSB!!!

KK6RKY Erik -9 to

W7ZAP Mindy -9 to +14 QSB!!! could work at times

K7KY Doug -8 to +11 QSB!!!, could work at times

Thanks to Doug and Mindyfor keeping this going! Also a GREAT mode for speed when condx are good is 8PSK250 and 500

[WRAP:chksum DBD0][WRAP:end]

… end

K6ETA FB Steve and tnx for the mode tips BREAK over to Mindy W7ZAP for observations and comments… < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.16.01

:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20161412041140

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20161412035419

<blankform>

:mg:490 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP 100% copy KBD, WFid, FLAMP (S9) s/n=9dB

N0LKC 100% copy KBD sri no sig rpt – too quick!

N6IET 100% copy KBD (S9) s/n=14dB

K6ETA 100% copy KBD, WFid, FLAMP, FLMSG (S9 +10) s/n=18dB

KK6RKY 0% copy (see tune sig on WF, but no print)

K7KY 100% copy KDB, FLMSG, image

Great night to have a smaller net! Good to see all on the WF tonight. Stay warm and hope to see you all again next week :-)

73,

Mindy W7ZAP sk

[WRAP:chksum 2D6E][WRAP:end]

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W7ZAP Tnx Mindy another nice report… The detailed reports we see here in the ORCA comment round are very useful to all Ops and serve to make practice in paying attention to and tracking details not directly related to your prime purpose…

Any more observations or comments before we close? < K7KY

DE K7DV

File : ORCA 12-13 W1EEP ct qmissewauur call. Qte íD

DE K7DV K

#

bflmsg installed. best file received is 89% in NM. tnx much 73 from clifford

N0LKC TU Clifford BREAK K7DV Dave RR ur on the log any comments for the net before

we close? < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV no real commennts srri late tonight as I was in Pocatello and doing some family stuff.. I coped clifford well and everyone else good job and Ill bow out 73’s tu de K7dv

K7DV FB Dave late never a problem tnx for coming maybe cu nxt week… BREAK Any more comments before we go? < K7KY

Clifford N0LKC is still with us from NM on 10w… remarkable! OK…

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 12/13/2016 20:19 PST

Thanks for committing your time and

attention to working with us tonight.

We hope to see you again next week.

GN < Doug K7KY NCS

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