15/JUN/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/JUN/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 22
Stations:
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
__NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
__AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT Late
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only

Band condx were tough tonight. We didn’t hear from anyone in WY,MT,NM,KS,or MS; no surprise. The Roster was light too. Summer WX usually diminishes the Roster. It’s still daylight at net time; many are still busy outdoors. Summer is not prime for 80m anyway. Although 80m is usually best in Winter, that wasn’t so last year.

Only two stations were interested in working the FLAMP Exercise tonight, another ORCA record. This really shortens the Exercise and total net time. The net was over in 36min. Six stations checked into the after-net Monitor’s Session tonight, another record. That session took 35min. Both sessions wrapped in less time than an average net.

During the Monitor’s Session, Randy K7NOJ was having difficulty with an FLMSG feature. Tom WB7TZD popped in and offered to work with Randy. They’re radio neighbors, so to speak. This is one of ORCA’s best features; digital-savvy Elmers helping newer stations come up to speed with net routines. Hats-Off to Tom! We deeply appreciate Elmers; we don’t know everything, that’s certain. We have learned a lot in the last 8yrs, thanks to each of you. Without your participation and support, there would be no net and we would not be learning the NCS role.

We’re wondering if the FLAMP Exercise seems too hard to incoming Ops and/or has become too easy and boring for veteran ORCA Ops. Many Ops now work the exercise quickly, seemingly w/o effort. Exercises like tonight w/only 2 stations participating are not as effective as Exercises with eight Active stations. More stations make more opportunities for participants to Relay fill blocks to other stations. It also gives us the opportunity to learn the characteristics of member stations, enabling us to choose the best station to Relay for those needing fills.

When you work the FLAMP Exercise, you’re doing more than practicing NBEMS traffic-handling routines; you’re contributing to a comprehensive working demonstration for stations Monitoring or just Lurking. We have a lot more Lurkers than we would have guessed. Many stations work along with the net w/o ever checking in. We hear of more all the time.

When your local NBEMS groups have Exercises and Drills, we encourage you to summarize the results in the Comment Round. We’re interested in your methods, results, and solutions. Many net members are active leaders in their community. We can benefit from their years of experience.

Images from the Net:

K7NOJ Camas, WA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
KS6M Oakland, CA
NQ6F Eureka, CA
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA RX #2

Remember these nets, conducted by ORCA Colleagues. Four digital nets, M-Thurs, 3.581,
our Western-US digital watering-hole:

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)

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 (USA)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We always appreciate your participation. We’ll look for you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

KS6M QNX

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
BK
next 4 early ck-in < NCS

NCS de ke6sls QNX 4 meeting. tu

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
Have a good meeting 73
BK
Next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NQ6F < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
BK
There was another stn… agn pse < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX

NQ6F < W7ZAP QSL Rus
NQ6F Rus Eureka,C
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

W5CLE W5CLE QNX

KI7TPD*

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

KI7TPD* < W7ZAP RR Fred
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

W7ZAP < WA7HHE* s/n -4 to +2db

WA7HHE* < W7ZAP RR Brad
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
Tnx for sig rpt BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NC

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de KL7RI

KL7RI < W7ZAP QSL John
KL7RI John Reno,NV BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

WB7EUX

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

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de KL7RI QNX TNX

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
Tnx for the update :-)
BK
Next? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WXV Carroll – QNX

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
BK
Next for early ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
BK
Next for ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

K7NOJ QNX

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

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE N2RSN QNX

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

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
BK
next 4 ck-in? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

W7ZAP/NCS W6DLW

W6DLW < W7ZAP QSL Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA/W7ZAP < KG7VVN QNX

KG7VVN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
BK
next? < W7ZAP

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
BK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

AE6LJ AE6LJ QNX

AE6LJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
BK
Anyone else b4 we begin? < W7ZAP

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-06-15 19:30:31p 02:30:31z
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 brisk.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and FILL
or CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

Traffic Round: NCS calls FLAMP Exercise Stations
for practice traffic (Advanced Exercise files).
No Traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

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 Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

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

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In.
Not Copying NCS? Check in here… K6ETA Early

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
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
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20211606023640
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20210206005419
<blankform>
:mg:716 ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/JUN/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 21
Stations:
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 0518][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex224.txt’, including an ADVANCED Exercise. If you complete the ADVANCED Exercise, send it when NCS calls you for Traffic. CONFIRM 100% copy of the primary file before working the ADVANCED Exercise. Monitoring stations can FILL or CONFIRM Exercise files in the after-net Monitor’s Session.

We’ve added content to the website Macros page and refined the ORCA Relay and Ck-In macros. You can download a macro file with ck-in macros for ORCA & WDN, QSOs, and lots of blank buttons for practice and development. We’re working on an outline of the Macro Parser. You don’t need it to create basic macros. Follow the online instructions to install this file. If you have any difficulty with the instructions, email: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Many ORCA Ops are also members of various Amateur agencies like ARES, RACES, and local ARCs. Most of them have regular exercises and drills. After-Action-Reviews may be instructive for other ORCA members. Please summarize your event and results in the Comment round. Others may benefit from your experience and you may get some useful input. We have numerous radio Ops with extensive EMCOMM experience.

Setting FLAMP Block size: When band condx are marginal, 64 bytes/block is a good choice. If you set block size too large for condx it will take more time to fill stations with poor path. Always consider band condx when selecting block size. Large blocks save time in excellent band condx, and may waste a lot of time when the band is weak or noisy.

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/

Over to Doug K7KY w/tonite’s FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in PSK-250RC2(440wpm, 600hz).
We’ll fill with THOR-50×1 (176wpm, 900hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630hz). Check your Filters, WIDE mode ahead… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:42Z 2xPSK250R @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 B9D2>{3391}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 30 D420>{3391}20210615211322:ex224.txt
<ID 16 4876>{3391}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 5756>{3391}630 10 64
<DESC 12 9F86>{3391}ex#224
<FILE 30 D420>{3391}20210615211322:ex224.txt
<ID 16 4876>{3391}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 5756>{3391}630 10 64
<DESC 12 9F86>{3391}ex#224
<DATA 72 CCCB>{3391:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 11F6>{3391:2}
—–
ADVANCED Exercise – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulatio
<DATA 72 A805>{3391:3}n exercise

In FLMSG form ICS-309, create the file URCALL_ex2
<DATA 72 6F7A>{3391:4}24.309. Make ‘Incident Name’= Exercise#224, make ‘Radio Op’= URC
<DATA 72 D50E>{3391:5}ALL. Complete time/date fields. Make ‘Net’= ORCA DIGITAL NET, ma
<DATA 72 6AB7>{3391:6}ke ‘Prepared by’= URCALL + date/time. On the ‘Communications Log
<DATA 72 8CA4>{3391:7}’ Tab, list the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th station on tonight’s Roster unde
<DATA 72 4E55>{3391:8}r ‘From’. Enter their Ck-In status under ‘Message’, ie: Active o
<DATA 72 7282>{3391:9}r QNX.

Send the Advanced Exercise in FLAMP when called 4 Tra
<DATA 63 714D>{3391:10}ffic. Before sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 10

<CNTL 10 84A3>{3391:EOF}
<CNTL 10 24AF>{3391:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:43Z 2xPSK250R @ 1500>>

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

We begin with … WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex224.txt
<MISSING 14 D16B>{3391}PREAMBLE
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W6DLW
File : ex224.txt
<MISSING 21 10A8>{3391}1 2 3 4 6 9 10
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:44Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 B9D2>{3391}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 30 D420>{3391}20210615211322:ex224.txt
<ID 16 4876>{3391}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 5756>{3391}630 10 64
<DESC 12 9F86>{3391}ex#224
<FILE 30 D420>{3391}20210615211322:ex224.txt
<ID 16 4876>{3391}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 5756>{3391}630 10 64
<DESC 12 9F86>{3391}ex#224
<DATA 72 CCCB>{3391:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 11F6>{3391:2}
—–
ADVANCED Exercise – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulatio
<DATA 72 A805>{3391:3}n exercise

In FLMSG form ICS-309, create the file URCALL_ex2
<DATA 72 6F7A>{3391:4}24.309. Make ‘Incident Name’= Exercise#224, make ‘Radio Op’= URC
<DATA 72 D50E>{3391:5}ALL. Complete time/date fields. Make ‘Net’= ORCA DIGITAL NET, ma
<DATA 72 6AB7>{3391:6}ke ‘Prepared by’= URCALL + date/time. On the ‘Communications Log
<DATA 72 8CA4>{3391:7}’ Tab, list the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th station on tonight’s Roster unde
<DATA 72 4E55>{3391:8}r ‘From’. Enter their Ck-In status under ‘Message’, ie: Active o
<DATA 72 7282>{3391:9}r QNX.

Send the Advanced Exercise in FLAMP when called 4 Tra
<DATA 63 714D>{3391:10}ffic. Before sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 10

<CNTL 10 84A3>{3391:EOF}
<CNTL 10 24AF>{3391:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:46Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex224.txt
<MISSING 15 CE96>{3391}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE W6DLW
File : ex224.txt
<MISSING 15 CE96>{3391}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I’ll send the file in MFSK-32 for the Monitors BK ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 B9D2>{3391}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 30 D420>{3391}20210615211322:ex224.txt
<ID 16 4876>{3391}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 5756>{3391}630 10 64
<DESC 12 9F86>{3391}ex#224
<FILE 30 D420>{3391}20210615211322:ex224.txt
<ID 16 4876>{3391}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 5756>{3391}630 10 64
<DESC 12 9F86>{3391}ex#224
<DATA 72 CCCB>{3391:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 11F6>{3391:2}
—–
ADVANCED Exercise – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulatio
<DATA 72 A805>{3391:3}n exercise

In FLMSG form ICS-309, create the file URCALL_ex2
<DATA 72 6F7A>{3391:4}24.309. Make ‘Incident Name’= Exercise#224, make ‘Radio Op’= URC
<DATA 72 D50E>{3391:5}ALL. Complete time/date fields. Make ‘Net’= ORCA DIGITAL NET, ma
<DATA 72 6AB7>{3391:6}ke ‘Prepared by’= URCALL + date/time. On the ‘Communications Log
<DATA 72 8CA4>{3391:7}’ Tab, list the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th station on tonight’s Roster unde
<DATA 72 4E55>{3391:8}r ‘From’. Enter their Ck-In status under ‘Message’, ie: Active o
<DATA 72 7282>{3391:9}r QNX.

Send the Advanced Exercise in FLAMP when called 4 Tra
<DATA 63 714D>{3391:10}ffic. Before sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 10

<CNTL 10 84A3>{3391:EOF}
<CNTL 10 24AF>{3391:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I don’t recall ever having only 2 stations for the Exercise this mean only 2 station 4 Traffic 2 BTN < K7KY

After seeing the test images from 4 stns, I thought both active stns would confirm on 2nd pass (THOR 50×1).
Good mode selection Doug. Tough to guess what shape the band will be in.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:51:18p 02:51:18z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Tom WB7EUX < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 F2DD>{4806}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 EE95>{4806}20210616024916:WB7EUX_ex224.309
<ID 36 DA2B>{4806}WB7EUX Joseph OR DN15ji Windom
<SIZE 14 94E3>{4806}313 5 64
<DATA 72 162E>{4806:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEmXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERgTL6XZzKBq
<DATA 72 D54B>{4806:2}m4Nfpni7FG4J8BsNecYDRYXOBDvnfXnIOs4VhGdjNg6ZvzX9K5aUB8xP2hzomE7k
<DATA 72 DA29>{4806:3}xaIQzNV2tDVQt1A42l/RMaHK5t8b+V3MvcgVjI0f5N2EcAkW2jFtKV2FT4I6Tvyd
<DATA 72 B9E3>{4806:4}gJKWiEJfIVgnGqE+WrJO+gCE31r/1JOQHCHpY0LexAfhlFT5A4Nf5H+MRtuYucBw
<DATA 65 712E>{4806:5}n8d1UVj1o9y8TMTqjcl+DiHaG3f4LzuwIhbzV6EZBZDAAA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 B05C>{4806:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1050>{4806:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex224.309
<MISSING 15 EA8C>{4806}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

W6DLW Dennis ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Was not able to complete W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Dennis… hard to do with so little time.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:55:30p 02:55:30z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Fred KI7TPD < W7ZAP

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD

2xPSK250R: Only had block 9
THOR 50 x1; Confirmed

It has been hot and dry here.

Getting ready for Field Day. We are out at Three Peaks again this year and hope to have some nice weather.

I have been experimenting with my antenna. It converted it to a inverted L, but I am not sure it made much difference… I have a DX commander on the way so we will see how it does.

73s everyone!
KI7TPD

We’ve had the opposite WX… 7″ rain over the weekend… we needed it
UR antenna seems to be doing well… hard to say w/the band tonight
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE Hopefully am not over worrying. The State of Utah is currently, experiencing Red Flag Warnings with Five active Wildland Fires and a Drought that appears to be on track to beat 2020 as the driest year on record for Utah, according to the National Center for Environmental Information report.

Interesting info: The Dust Bowl Decade from 1933 to 1943 affected approximately 75% of Utah. Agriculture productivity was decreased to almost half of prior years production and the number of farms significantly decreased. In addition to agricultural impacts, water storage supplies rapidly diminished with Utah Lake dropping to 1/3 of its total volume.

Watering restrictions are currently in place. Utah’s Governor has asked residents to pray for rain.

This concern might beg the question: What is your personal, and states strategy to deal with Climate Change? Pls send OR rain <WA7HHE

I understand ur concern re: fires… Didnt know UT was s effected by dust bowl. The WX patterns sure make u think about these issues. Hope the rain comes ur way!
BK

Over to Tom WB7EUX 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS < WB7EUX – Had to move fast on that exercise!
Thanks for the challenge.

Signal reports:
W7ZAP +4db at 0145U, +8db at 0230U
K7KY +6db, PSK250 0%, THOR 50×1 100%
KL7RI no copy
W7WXV +4db, 100% kbd
KW6M +4db, 100% kbd
K7NOJ, +4db, 100% kbd
N2RSN, -9db, 100% kbd
W6ADZ, -6db, 100% kbd
W6DLW, -9db, 50% kbd
KG7VVN, +4db, 100% kbd
KJ7BHK, +3db, 100% kbd
AE6LJ, -9db, 100% kbd
K6ETA 10db, 100% kbd
WB7TZD, +5db, 100% kbd
KI7TPD, -7db, 90% kbd
WA7HHE, +4db, 100% kbd

Cold and wet in Wallowa County today. I think the high was 60F. Sunny and warm for the next week.

73 de WB7EUX

Very fast indeed! Great signal report too Tom.
Warm WX heading our way for the weekend :-) (good when no threat of fires)
BK

Over to Dennis W6DLW 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY/NCS< W6DLW, Great net tonight. Even if it was short. Not much to share this evening. Weather is hot and summer has arrived with temps just under 100 today.

Getting ready for Field Day coming at the end of the month. Thanks for doing the net it is always a learning adventure. 73 to all and be safe. W6DLW

Thanks for ur support & participation Dennis. Hope you have a great field day when it gets here!
BK
K6ETA Steve ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS < K6ETA We got a ton of rain here yesterday! Was a nice 5 hour cloudburst and we will take it! The local volcano still has some snow above 12K Feet but the rest of the slopes are too dry… sigh. 71 degrees today… nice!

My daughter is having her wedding here on our property on field day, so my contacts will be limited!

Thanks as always for the net! < K6ETA

SNow capped mtns are nice to look at. Oh boy… u wil be busy for field day… different kind of field day!
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:05:23p 03:05:23z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

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

2006L – 0306Z
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, CONFIRM Optional Exercise files, or FILL the Primary Exercise file. In your Comments, please say if you have the Optional Ex’ file ready to send or need fills for the primary file. After Comments, we’ll CONFIRM the OPTIONAL files first, then send fill blocks and take REPORTS.
Remember: Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

NQ6F
I’ve got the optional exercise.
de NQ6F k

NQ6F < W7ZAP RR Rus… will get back to you
BK
There was another stn in another mode… agn in this mode pse < W7ZAP

Are there any other stns wishing to participate in the Monitor’s session? < W7ZAP

DE K7N0J
File : ex224
tHPa391}CONFIRMED
DE K7N0J K

K7N0J < W7ZAP I see u confirmed the exe… will you be sending a file? < W7ZAP

DE K7NOJ NEGATIVE. I CANNOT FIND THE ICS FORM FILE TO COMPLETE THE T©s AFFIC ROUND…WHEN I CLICK ON THE ICS FOLDER IT SAYS NOTHING THERE… DE K7NOJ

K7N0J < W7ZAP Hmmm.. that’s strange… ok thanks for the confirmation
BK
Anyone else for the Monitor’s session? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

NCS de AE6LJ I would like to confim and send file pse. AE6LJ k

AE6LJ < W7ZAP I hv u on the list Lamar… will get back to u
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W5CLE READY TO SEND

W5CLE < W7ZAP Great Charles, will get back to u
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP Mindy DE WB7TZD
Mindy I will work with Randy N7OJ on his ICS file problub.
WB7TZD BTU K

WB7TZD < W7ZAP That’s great Tom… tnx!
BK
Anyone else 4 the Monitor’s session?? < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP GE Gene… u back from ur meeting? < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP U were at 2000WF… my filter was on no copy… agn pse @ 1500. < W7ZAP

Last stn still at 2000wf… no copy
BK
Anyone else 4 monitors session? < W7ZAP

NCS < KJ7BHK, READY TO SEND “OPTIONAL” FILE

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP DE W1EEP YES THE LOCK WAS ON SORRY BCAK AND WILL BE QNX THANKS YOU FOR WAITING FOR ME TO GET IT FIXED

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP RR Brian… will come back to u
BK
W1EEP < W7ZAP RR Gene will add u to the log!
BK
One last call for Monitors session < W7ZAP

NQ6F NQ6F < W7ZAP Thnx for ur patience! Ur up 4 exe… over to u < W7ZAP

Ok here goes the xmit.
de NQ6F k

W7ZAP DE NQ6F

<PROG 21 327E>{1CEF}FLAMP 2.2.05.05
<FILE 35 99D4>{1CEF}20210616024717:NQ6F_ex224.309
<ID 28 7710>{1CEF}NQ6F Eureka, CA CNus:RySIZE 14 B5E2>{1CEF}305 5 64
<DATA 72 8FE6>{1CEF:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAERXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4C2BgHbK+cdYfvRz
<DATA 72 0516>{1CEF:2}q1lfb9uIZMkXJTRlVm/+/9hsHJB4Z7w1MPbkIPBmuQJKFT9JEDdjfLEvnUAhYPfm
<DATA 72 8CBD>{1CEF:3}mCsx4pLgq8YY0bNVqP1T+beYa327PywjrwMpAHi+xjt03KY5pqpOhSxwlKRQOok+
<DATA 72 BC52>{1CEF:4}8i07tAgpy7/QF9TaT31CQnc0QY/8FKdAA8EEjf/ZR+IKS+ghOA4OMll8jSejZykB
<DATA 57 ECE8>{1CEF:5}O3++XTcHZMU0+HMCxHbTPNkZon/XZBs1mUkagA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 800A>{1CEF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2006>{1CEF:EOT}

DE NQ6F K

DE W7ZAP
File : NQ6F_ex224.309
<MISSING 14 8C0B>{1CEF}PREAMBLE
DE W7ZAP K

NQ6F < W7ZAP Pls click “FETCH” then click “RELAY”
Tnx < W7ZAP

I dont’ see relay.
de NQ6F k

NQ6F < W7ZAP My bad… ur on the TX tab… click XMIT
Tnx < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE NQ6F

<PROG 21 327E>{1CEF}FLAMP 2.2.05.05
<FILE 35 99D4>{1CEF}20210616024717:NQ6F_ex224.309
<ID 28 7710>{1CEF}NQ6F Eureka, CA CN70wt
<SIZE 14 B5E2>{1CEF}305 5 64
<CNTL 10 800A>{1CEF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2006>{1CEF:EOT}

DE NQ6F K

DE W7ZAP
File : NQ6F_ex224.309
<MISSING 15 E6CB>{1CEF}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Nice work Rus!
BK
K7NOJ already TXed his report
Next is AE6LJ < W7ZAP

DE AE6LJ
File : ex224.txt
<MISSING 15 CE96>{3391}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

AE6LJ < W7ZAP Nice Lamar… do you have the exercise? or comments? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE AE6LJ

<PROG 18 985D>{E97E}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 AEF1>{E97E}20210616030932:AE6LJ_ex224.309
<ID 30 3BF1>{E97E}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 14 B64B>{E97E}313 5 64
<DATA 72 D75B>{E97E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEzXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A1gJQr2dseqaG1a
<DATA 72 A059>{E97E:2}58RUMuckXqBKEWsiOID+Wx5x4S3LqD8NsVFHvDbFtSl2GEFH9mpgMM5RGsd9El5W
<DATA 72 C91F>{E97E:3}WHUCohXslH2mvYG3dmFwejBDrmv/kc0Q9DjdbCyPLrOKK9nzJEBB5OZ2HnXwFDd+
<DATA 72 156E>{E97E:4}RzRvtcabP29Jzh2rShLxpknypf/PdQxjZvNMQpuopJ9a3kfJFhSX7rmlI5HlDuMu
<DATA 65 096E>{E97E:5}8Z/9eXE84n4Rp9pnNzQwBszHlKRSaZYbyEXtBhvkUtFLwA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 ED88>{E97E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4D84>{E97E:EOT}

DE AE6LJ K

DE W7ZAP
File : AE6LJ_ex224.309
<MISSING 15 54AF>{E97E}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Good work Lamar… any comments b4 we move along? < W7ZAP

AE6LJ sk

RR & tnx for working the Monitor’s session :-)
BK
W5CLE < W7ZAP Charles ur turn < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
5CLE WHAT SHALL I SEND?

If you copied the Exe… u could send ur report. Then if u did the exercise, u can send that file and comments if u like :-)
BTU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR DE W5CLE

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W5CLE
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 29B2>{E97E}PREAMBLE
DE W5CLE K

Charles… that’s the report for AE6LJ’s file… highlight the top file (ex224.txt) and send that report. < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
SRI DE W5CLE

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W5CLE
File : ex224.txt
<MISSING 15 CE96>{3391}CONFIRMED
DE W5CLE K

No worries… Good to see u copied the file. Do u have a file (exercise) to TX? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR DE W5CLE

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP DE W5CLE

<PROG 18 12DA>{764A}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 52D5>{764A}20210616030856:W5CLE_ex224.309
<ID 27 F7E5>{764A}W5CLE Vancouver, WA,
<SIZE 14 63B8>{764A}301 5 64
<DATA 72 190F>{764A:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFAXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A1gJQr2dseqaG1a
<DATA 72 92C1>{764A:2}58RUMuc32Hujgdrhkjj+Wx5x4S3Lndv7oF+TQU98O3oQs8jYNA60JcmtAXQ5MedD
<DATA 72 B770>{764A:3}r+87RXBgDRDNhY/JCBJc4hgwve+nlGRNfGMHvln7sqSgHvLvRU50c8qCTP+z0nqH
<DATA 72 829C>{764A:4}b9i2EN7MbWUWf0pYLf4VAxIYytufHVnt+1sb11sdXwFsd1tWxgrqOxnpM70G7ZFa
<DATA 53 A59B>{764A:5}1hfQ89CMIyDnvodgiOuJrGaIigD2EdA7vA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 8B86>{764A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2B8A>{764A:EOT}

W7ZAP DE W5CLE K

DE W7ZAP
File : W5CLE_ex224.309
<MISSING 15 1DD8>{764A}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

W5CLE < W7ZAP Nice work Charles. Do u have any comments b4 we move along? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-16T03:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
tHANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE. 73 DE W5CLE

W5CLE < W7ZAP You bet! Good to cu on the WF!
BK
WB7TZD < W7ZAP Did you have a report or file? < W7ZAP

I hv Tom on my list from offering to help Randy…
BK
KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Brian we’re finally to u… go w/ur report < W7ZAP

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP How copy Brian? Do u have a report or exercise to TX? < W7ZAP

We may have lost BHK for now…
BK
Anyone else for the Monitor’s session?? < W7ZAP

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP How copy Brian? Ur turn < W7ZAP

OK… it’s a wrap for the ORCA Monitor’s Session.
Going to TX the updated roster and QRT :-)

 

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20211606034804
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20210206005419
<blankform>
:mg:747 ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/JUN/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 22
Stations:
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE* Brad Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT Late
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 7A2C][WRAP:end] … end

NCS < W6ADZ TNX for another great practice session. < W6ADZ

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Thanks Darrell :-)
Always good to cu on the WF! Have a great evening 73 < W7ZAP

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27/JUL/21 Report

27/JUL/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/JUL/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 28 Stations: W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX __WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX __N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX __KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX __KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA [...]

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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.

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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
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1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
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