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ORCA DIGITAL NET 14/Sep/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 33
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
__AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
__AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
__N7LEW Lewis Bend,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Summer fades into Fall and 80m band condx are noticeably better. Two of our long-time members, Dave K7DV in Idaho Falls,ID and Gene W1EEP in Pine Valley,UT are the beneficiaries. Thanks to both of them for their patience and persistence over many years. Although this is not a new phenomena to them, the last three or four years have been more difficult. Summer band conditions usually exclude stations in mid-USA too. Last month, Rick K0KEX checked-in in time for Comments. It’s another sign we’re beginning to emerge from Solar Minimum.

Tonight was our last session of Summer Sked; next week we’re back to the NBEMS Exercise and Traffic Round. We’ll start with an easy Exercise using the familiar FLMSG ICS-213 form. To keep net-length reasonable, the Exercise is limited to 8 stations. Early ck-in will assure you of a slot. When there’s more than 8 Active ck-ins, we assign the additional stations an *, ie: K7KY*. These stations are Active, but not called for the Exercise/Traffic Round. They are called in the Comment Round as usual.

Ten long-term ORCA Ops have a pre-assigned * to use at their discretion. They assist NCS in managing the Exercise. We’ll replace the NBEMS Exercise occasionally with a one-off Exercise, member presentation, Macro experiment, or Mode Shoot-Out. We’ll notify you a week in advance of this change. Your suggestions for Exercise alternatives are welcome.

Returning to normal ORCA format may be confusing for newer stations. ORCA has only two regular Ck-In options. Ck-in to participate in the net or monitor the net. Here’s the protocol:

SEND on 1 line:
CALLSIGN CALLSIGN (ck-in to participate, Active in all net events)
CALLSIGN CALLSIGN QNX (CALLSIGN = ck-in, QNX = ck-out, In&Out/Monitoring)
CALLSIGN CALLSIGN, NAME, QTH [QNX] (your 1st ORCA ck-in only)

Again, when Active ck-ins exceed 8 Ops, NCS assigns an * (K7KY*) to remaining Active stations. These stations sit-out the NBEMS Exercise, but are called as usual in the Comment Round. Checking-in on one line is important. To compile the Roster, we highlight/copy/paste text from the RX buffer to FLMSG. We can’t begin this process until your transmission ends. The text jumps up with every line you send. Thanks for helping make ck-in easier.

Images from the net:

KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KE7IN Underwood, WA
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

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, https://humboldtwinlinkwednesday.net/

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

* Western Digital Net has a special ‘Newcomer’s Net’ every first Thursday.

Thanks for working with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA I hv these station from the RX buffer. Any corrections, come now
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar Ciry,UT

< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KL7RI KL7RI QNX

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

GE DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

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

KE7IN QNX

KE7IN < K7KY TU Kevin
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX < NCS

ag7bi qnx

K6ETA* < K7KY ICU Steve FB
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID < NCS

AG7BI < K7KY TU Mauro
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX < NCS

DE KC7MAW KC7MAW QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX

It would be great if we could get the powerhouse @ 2500 to tone it down a bit he’s desensing our radios

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T01:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W5CLE W5CLE QNX

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

W7WXV – Carroll, QNX

W7WXV < K7KY TU Carroll
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N2RSN QNX

N2RSN < K7KY TU David
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only
< K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T01:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de WY7SJM WY7SJM QNX

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

N7RBP IN AND OUT PSE K
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < K7KY TU Bob
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX < NCS

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < NCSóah¢u

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

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

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV David Idaho falÚ îatr 35 watts QRX
de K7DV k

K7DV < K7KY TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

NCS < KK6RJR KK6RJR – QNX

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

KS6M QNX

KS6M < K7KY TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX < NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only
< K7KY/NCS

k7ky de ke7zpg qnx
de KE7ZPG k

KE7ZPG < K7KY TU Steven
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
Steven pse ck-in on one line see our ck-in protocol tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KF5SMH > K7KY QNX

KF5SMH < K7KY TU Al
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM QNX
Hi Al gud 2 cu NExt? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

W6ADZ QNX

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

KJ7VGV < K7KY ICU Don FB
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID < NCS

AE6LJ QNX

AE6LJ < K7KY TU Lamar
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX < NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only
< K7KY/NCS

WB7EUX QNX

WB7EUX < K7KY TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T02:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS de ke6sls

KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye TU
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA < K7KY

KN6CEI QNX

KN6CEI < K7KY TU Matthew
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

N7SND

N7SND < K7KY GE Larry TU
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT < K7KY

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only
< K7KY/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de ka7erv qnx

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX < NCS

KA7ERV < K7KY TU Rob
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX

2021-09-14 19:29:30p 02:29:30z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET (Summer Sked)
Doug K7KY/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 NBEMS 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

KJ7VGV < K7KY Don do u hv the Ck-in relay macro? < K7KY

Yes I do bk

FB pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KJ7VGV Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < KJ7VGV

K7KY de KJ7VGV

nothing to report

FB Don tu BK

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < K7KY

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K7KY 20211509023653
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20211808010100
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:mg:1006 ORCA DIGITAL NET 14/Sep/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 32
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight is our last Summer Sked session. Next session, we return to our regular training format with the NBEMS Exercise and Traffic Round. Our Traffic Round is a simulation that completes the NBEMS Exercise. Except for Urgent/Emergency traffic, formal Traffic should be listed at Western Digital Net on Thursday.

If you’re relatively new to ORCA, please work the NBEMS Exercise and Advanced Exercise silently, logged in QNX (Monitoring), until you feel ready. We hold a brief Monitor’s Session after-net to FILL and/or CONFIRM your Exercise traffic. Work the NBEMS Exercise while Monitoring a few times to learn the routines w/o time pressure.

When you ck-in Active to work the NBEMS Exercise, keep the Roster handy and anticipate NCS calling you. The Exercise is brisk. If you’re prepared, you’ll do well. Don’t worry you might make a mistake; we all make mistakes while learning. Soon, you’ll flow thru the Exercise like a veteran.

Next session, we’ll start with an easy NBEMS Exercise using the familiar FLMSG ICS-213 form. The Exercise accommodates only 8 stations. Early ck-in will assure you of a slot. When there’s more than 8 stations for the Exercise, we assign an * (K7KY*) to those stations. They’re not called for the Exercise/Traffic Round, but are called for Comments as usual. Ten long-term ORCA Ops are authorized to assign themselves an * to leave room for newer Ops when the Exercise is full.

Returning to regular format is a good time to review ORCA protocols. Our protocols keep the net focused and efficient. Close adherence to protocols makes the net easier to conduct, saves time, and sets the right example for incoming stations. THANK YOU for training and practicing with us. Your support and participation are essential. Without you, ORCA DIGITAL NET would be a footnote in Amateur Radio history.

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:42:22p 02:42:22z
Late Ck-In? < NCSashcTonite we logged 32 Ops 6 active and the rest QNX we may hold the record 4 QNX ck-ins (-: QNX Ops are no problem here ur always welcome to participate and we’re happy to have you along silently too… we know that in a pinch, you’ll be hr along withthe rest of us BK < NCS

First up 4 Comments tonite is Gene W1EEP < NCS

K7KY W1EEP LOOKS LIKE A GOOD NIGHT FOR ORCA ALWAYS GLAD WHEN WE CAN GET ALL THE PRINT AND NOT HAVE TO GUESS. STILL IN THE 80’S HERE IN PINE VALLEY AT 6632 FEET.

73’S TO ALL

EWow! I didn’t know u were that high, Gene no wonder ur signal is usually so strong… BK Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, ran across this interesting article I had to share with the net. Titled: Could a Solar Storm take down the Internet? The article states: If a solar storm struck Earth, the internet, navigation and communications systems, time synchronisation and power grids could all take a hit, causing society to grind to a halt.
Good Read:
https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/could-a-solar-storm-take-down-the-internet/ 73’s Brad

Yikes, Brad… sounds scary and it probably includes us Amateurs too.. let’s hope it doesn’t happen tnx for the article BK Over 2 Steve K6ETA 4 Comments < NCS

< K6ETA Great net as usual.

So many QNX check-ins! I agree that showing up inactive each week is fine, but fr maximum learning/training, at least participating in the Comments Round will help ops get a sense of the Roster/Rotation List and pay attention when they are getting close to being called. It’s good practice and not a very big commitment of time/energy…

Regarding the Carrington-level solar storm event, keeping backup Ham equipment in a faraday cage is a good idea. A galvanized steel garbage can with tight-fitting lid works fine!

BTN < K6ETA

RR Steve & tnx 4 ur thoughts on QNX Ops we can’t easily work them into Comments on a regular net that’s already busy, but we do hold a Monitor’s Session after every working net where QNX stations can FILL and CONFIRM their Exercise file, ask questions and make comments ti’s been working very well… One session we had 6 QNX Ops and one Lurker BK Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV < NCS

<1950L>KJ7VGV BTN

Next 4 Comments is Jailure in my comments round thought I fixed it when I lost my macros last week

KJ7VGV < K7KY Sri Don I doubled with ur beginning pse say the first part agn tu < NCS

Sorry I lost my comments had a failure with my macros last week and thought I fixed it will have to try again next week had info on covid-19 and children. BTN

RR Don we can get your COVID comments next week… these fancy macros can be trickey & tu for relaying the ck-in macro that worked very well BK Jaye KE6SLS, ur up 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA de ARS KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! CA using the doublet @ 50w.

k7ky, 8-16db, 100%, P5, FLM 100%
KJ7VGV, 05-2db, 100%,
W1EEP, 1-5db, 100%
WA7HHE, 2-8db, 100%
k6eta, 8-12db, 100%
N7SND, 1-4db, 100%

Clear skies? Not really. Had a mostly Martian sunrise, but it did clear towards evening. Had a very pretty sunset tonight. Both the tigers are in and Boot’s & me had a nice little affair listening to check-ins on ORCA DN!

Had a fun NBEMS net yesterday evening. I am amazed at how good our newer local ops are getting. Also impressed with their versatility!

Did a TON of ham work through out the day. I hope I actually got something accomplished :|

I’m about ready to start the Pi4 build. Have the cool aluminum case with the great side connectors & fan, along with an SSD 250GB drive. This machine will be doing multiple duties in the shack and I’m looking forward to seeing some great performance from it. I am still using the Pi3 for my NBEMS and SSTV work.

I tried to spy the SpaceX launch last night. Good skies but none of us spotted the rocket. Still, fun skylarking when WX is good!

Doug, I hope you are getting some relief from the back pain. Today was my first day back at PT and it certainly wasn’t fun. Goal is to build a daily PT sked for me– trying to keep what still works, working!

Brad, that’s a real concern! We’ll need to add that to a WINLINK Wednesday exercise!

Great to see you all on the net tonight! Hope all are well and look forward to a regular session NEXT WEEK!

73
Jaye ke6sls k

FB Jaye tnx for the first detailed RX report this evening where’s Bruno when we need him.? GL with the RPi4 & SSD I’ve not tried that yet.. BK Over 2 Larry

N7SND 4 Comments < NCS

de N7SND Great nite for an exercise. Band was great from the start. There was alot of equipment from Don’s, WA7GTU’s, ham shack for sale at our monthly Rainbow Canyon Amature Radio Club meeting. Sure is sad he’s a silent key, now. 73s to all. N7SND BTU.

RR Larry yes, it’s sad to hear of Don WA7GTU passing & we’re surprised to see you & Brad tonite we thought you would all be @ the ARC meeting, but we glad to hv you all aboard BK Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
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W7ZAP 20211509025947
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W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1243 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9)
KG7SXQ 100% KBD (S8)
WA7HHE 100% KBD (S9)
KL7RI 100% KBD (S8)
KF7ZIY 100% KBD (S8)
KE7IN 100% KBD (S8+)
K6ETA 100% VidID, KBD (S9)
AG8BI 100% KBD (S7)
KC7MAW 100% KBD (S9)
W5CLE 100% KBD (S8)
W7WXV 100% KBD (S8+)
N2RSN 100% KBD (S9)
WY7SJM 100% KBD (S7+)
N7RBP 100% KBD (S7+)
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S8)
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +10)
K7DV 100% KBD (S6)
KK6JRR 100% KBD (S7+)
KS6M 100% KBD (S7)
KE7ZPG 100% KBD (S8+)
KF5SMH 100% KBD (S7)
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S9
KH7VGV 100% VidID, KBD (S8)
AE6LJ 100% KBD (S8+)
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S9+)
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9 +10)
KN6CEI 100% KBD (S8+)
N7SND 100% KBD (S8)
W7WSV 100% KBD (S6)
KA7ERV 100% KBD (S8)

Thanks to all for taking time to check-in, we appreciate it. Same for those who email the test images for the net report. I’ve become spoiled by the short summer nets We’ll return to our NBEMS exercises and keeping our digital saws sharp.

Summer is almost gone… where did it go?? Time is flying by. I’ve been busy making blackberry pies & apple pies the past few weeks. I’m looking forward fall & winter and rainy nights with a fire in the woodstove.

Hope everyone is doing well. Great to see all on the WF tonight!

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
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FB Mindy great signal report… this is one reason we include everyone’s QTH on the roster it helps leverage the info we get from signal reports BK are there any follow up comments or questions for the active stations?

We can ignore the tuning signal and open comments to the QNX stations pse use Pre-Tone tu < K7KY

Last chance to comment or ck-in late < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY de N7LEW Just got here, a bit late. Great signals +9

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de K7DV has comments when ready ty de k7dv

N7LEW < K7KY GE Lewis gud 2 c u u hv comments 4 the net? < K7KY

N7LEW < K7KY TU Lewis
N7LEW Lewis Bend,OR QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < N7LEW No comments – thanks 73

N7LEW < K7KY FB Lewis cu next time 73 BK K7DV Dave go < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-15T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
well I had them all written out i guess I should of saved them you all are doingn very well on the net and I can tell its getting much more organized and effecient.

Great job to mindy and doug and also Jay and ke6sls and I hope i donr miss any of you. We went to a hopt springs for a few days and just enjoyed ourselkves with famil and friends it was great now winter is around the corner and im going to check out my antennas before tha ice forms terrible thing to think about thatnks again

for such a great buch oh hame and nembems operations over the years we are in good hand ty de K7dv Dave

FB Dave ur signal is S9 & 1-3db the band is finally being kind to you and Gene W1EEP lets hope this continues and you’ll be back to a regular ORCA Ops again this winter the hot spring adventure sounds great tnx for ck-ing in tonite BK anyone else? < NCS

Last chance to comment or ck-in late < NCS

After the postamble we;ll resend the roster

2021-09-14 20:14:48p 03:14:48z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

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:mg:1037 ORCA DIGITAL NET 14/Sep/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 33
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNXW7ZAP
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
AG7BI Mauro Kingston,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
N7LEW Lewis Bend,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/OCT/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 24 Stations: __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX __KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID [...]

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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
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1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
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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.
 

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