15/NOV/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/Nov/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-Ins: 27
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
__AJ6XT Steve Mckinleyville,CA QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KG7IUG Lloyd LINCOLN,MT QNX 1st Ck-In
__KE7NKR Ian Forest Grove,OR QNX
__W6CTT Dan Clovis,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville, QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO QNX
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
__W7ANC April Goldendale,WA QNX 1st Ck-In
__KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Where to begin? DST and longer nights have really improved band condx on 80m. We’re copying distant stations much better now. Tonight, we logged stations in Wyoming, Montana, and Missouri. We appreciate their interest in ORCA DIGITAL NET. It’s not easy for them being one and two time zones ahead of the West Coast. Early Ck-In begins at 2100c in Missouri. For some, that’s nearly bedtime.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes 1st time Ck-Ins Lloyd KG7IUG in Lincoln,MT and April W7ANC in Goldendale,WA. Both have unusual ORCA status. We have only one other Op in Montana and Mindy W7ZAP has been the only regular YL on ORCA for years. YLs do Ck-In, but so far, they haven’t stayed long.  We’re also happy to log three colleagues we’ve not seen for awhile, Neil W0NRP in Lees Summit,MO, Keith WA0TJT in Kansas City,MO, and Erik KK6RKY in Trinity Center,CA. Four stations checked-in from Missouri tonight. That’s remarkable.

Do you scan Net Logs in the weekly Net Report? We recently revised our Editing routine, eliminating HF noise and extraneous spacing, making the Log much easier to read. Editing takes about an hour and usually reveals things we missed. When Mindy is NCS, we clean Doug’s Log. When Doug is NCS, we clean Mindy’s Log. This prints the TxID string: ‘Mode/Date/Time’ b4 every NCS transmission.

Speaking of TxID, digital nets vary widely in Protocols.  Ck-In Protocol for ORCA, WDN, & Humboldt/DEN, is TxID = OFF. For Idaho ERC HF Emergency Net, it’s TxID = ON. All digital nets want RxID Active. There are wide differences in digital net Protocols. ERC Ck-In is a 7 line Report, ORCA Ck-In is simply ‘CALLSIGN’ for a participating station, or ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ for In&Out/Monitoring stations. Make a specific Ck-In Macro for each net that implements Protocol. You’ll be spot-on for every net; your effort won’t go unnoticed.

ORCA Ck-In Macros are available at our website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/ Our Macros check you in correctly and automatically set and Lock your waterfall freq at 1500hz.

Speaking of digital nets, ID ERC HF Emergency Net, Dave K7DV/NCS, has changed start time to 1900m/1800p/0300z, Wednesday, 3.581, MFSK-32.

Next session, 22/Nov/22, we’ll again experiment w/Path Evaluation Macro v2. Our focus is quickly altering Macros on-the-fly. We’ll temporarily alter the Path Evaluation Macro for one-time use. It’s often expedient to alter a Macro quickly and it’s easily done: Edit, click ‘APPLY’, DO NOT SAVE.
Example: We alter this Macro regularly:
WAS: Next is an NBEMS traffic-handling Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP
NOW: Next is an NBEMS traffic-handling Exercise w/Bruno KG7VVN
NOT SAVED, the Macro reverts to it’s original form when we change Macro sets or close FLDIGI.

NOTE: Read these instructions carefully; we’ve made a small change to the Macro alteration.

In the Comment Round we’ll use Path Evaluation Macro V2 to evaluate signals and comment. You’ll alter the Path Evaluation Macro V2 in two ways.

1) Add two values to the text string, ‘ORCA < <MYCALL>’. These values are your usual ORCA power setting and a lower value(half or less) chosen for this Comment Round, ie: ‘ORCA < <MYCALL> 35/15w’.

2) Between the Text and Tag lines, add your comments for the evening. Here’s two methods; leave the Macro Editor open and add Comments as the net unfolds, or compile comments in a Text Editor or FLMSG Blank-form and Copy/Paste them into the Macro between the Text line and Tag line. DO NOT SAVE. Your revisions are available until you close FLDGI or switch to another Macro file. Don’t forget to reduce power.

Compile your comments in the Macro Editor or FLMSG Blank form and copy/paste them into the Macro b4 the Comment Round. The Exercise is about altering Macros on-the-fly. It takes a little practice, but your ability to alter them quickly pays dividends. You’ll have fewer Macros to remember exactly what they do while increasing digital dexterity.

Images from the net:

K0KEX Smithville, MO
KB6NN Eureka, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KG7VGV Reno, NV
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WA0TJT Kansas City, MO
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, Idaho ERC Digital Emergency Net, 1900m/0300z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Wednesday, HUMCO Winlink Wednesday Net, Matthew KN7CEI/NCS, Message KN6CEI w/CALL,NAME,QTH, https://humboldtwinlinkwednesday.net/

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation and support. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:01Z PSK-500R @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene TU
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT  < K7KY

KD0NBH  KD0NBH, QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KD0NBH < K7KY GE John TU
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX < K7KY/NCS

WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WB7EUX < K7KY FB Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY

N4KBT  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N4KBT < K7KY GE Kyle TU
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

AJ6XT

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
AJ6XT < K7KY GE Steve TU
AJ6XT Steve Mckinleyville,CA QNX < K7KY/NCS

WY7SJM WY7SJM QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WY7SJM < K7KY GE Steve TU
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX < K7KY/NCS

N7SDC  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7SDC < K7KY GE Steve TU
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KW6M < K7KY GE Steve TU
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AE6LJ < K7KY GE Lamar TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
Next 4 Early Ck-In?  < K7KY

WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < K7KY FB Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < K7KY

KG7IUG Lloyd Lincoln, MT QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7IUG < K7KY GE Lloyd TU
KG7IUG Lloyd LINCOLN,MT QNX

Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET, Lloyd  Please Ck-In QNX long
enough to learn our Protocols. Read the Quick-Start Guide and use
ORCA Ck-In Macros available @: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/
BK Next Early Ck-In? < K7KY/NCS

KE7NKR QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE7NKR < K7KY GE Ian TU
KE7NKR Ian Forest Grove,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
AJ6XT Steve Mckinleyville,CA QNX
Y7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7IUG Lloyd LINCOLN,MT QNX 1st Ck-In
KE7NKR Ian Forest Grove,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

DE W6CTT

KS6M

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6CTT < K7KY FB Dan TU
W6CTT Dan Clovis,CA < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M < K7KY FB John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

KJ7VGV

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7VGV < K7KY FB Don TU
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

t ÀLtioDh(lW8lG7VVN QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN < K7KY GE Bruno TU
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX < K7KY/NCS

W7EAZ  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7EAZ < K7KY GE Mark TU
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

SORRY, it was a little off freq. Appeared like 1550Hz
de W7EAZ k

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Mark    we’re good  < K7KY

W7WSV  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV < K7KY GE Steve TU
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ  QNX < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
AJ6XT Steve Mckinleyville,CA QNX
Y7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7IUG Lloyd LINCOLN,MT QNX 1st Ck-In
KE7NKR Ian Forest Grove,OR QNX
W6CTT Dan Clovis,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ  QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

<NCS> W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW < K7KY GE Dennis TU
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
Next?  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N2RSN QNX

K0KEX  K0KEX  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N2RSN < K7KY FB David TU
N2RSN David Keno,OR

K0KEX < K7KY FB Rick TU
K0KEX Rick Smithville, < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX < K7KY GE Rick TU
K0KEX Rick Smithville, QNX < K7KY/NCS

KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS < K7KY FB Jaye TU
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA < K7KY

W0NRP QNX

de w0nrp k

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W0NRP < K7KY FB Neil TU
W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO ,MO < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA   Corrections:

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

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W0NRP < K7KY GE Neil TU
W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO ,MO QNX < K7KY/NCS

<W7WSV

RELAY: WA0TJT VID
<W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA0TJT < K7KY GE Keith TU
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO,MO QNX
GE Keith  & tnx 4 the Relay   I hve Steve on the log tu  < K7KY

W0NRP  QNX POOR COPY

de w0nrp k

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KJ7VGV  < K7KY Don pse relay to WA0TJT that he’s Logged. tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA   pse stand by  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
AJ6XT Steve Mckinleyville,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7IUG Lloyd LINCOLN,MT QNX 1st Ck-In
KE7NKR Ian Forest Grove,OR QNX
W6CTT Dan Clovis,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ  QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville, QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX

2022-11-15  19:36:34p  03:36:34z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 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

NBEMS 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 (NBEMS Exercise files).
Not Ready? Send ‘QRU’; FILL/REPORT in Monitor’s Session

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or summarized QST w/reference.

NET PROTOCOL:
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’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< K7KY/NCS

W7ANC W7ANC, APRIL, Goldendale, WA QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ANC < K7KY GE April TU
W7ANC April Goldendale,WA QNX
Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET, April  Please Ck-In QNX long
enough to learn our Protocols. Read the Quick-Start Guide and use
ORCA Ck-In Macros available @: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/
BK Next Early Ck-In? < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Anyone else 4 Ck-In?  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW   Dennis, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < W6DLW

NCS NIL< W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Dennis tu BK

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

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20221611034426
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:834 ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/Nov/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-Ins: 27
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
AJ6XT Steve Mckinleyville,CA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7IUG Lloyd LINCOLN,MT QNX 1st Ck-In
KE7NKR Ian Forest Grove,OR QNX
W6CTT Dan Clovis,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ  QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville, QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
W7ANC April Goldendale,WA QNX 1st Ck-In
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 3A31][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tonight’s NBEMS Exercise is about creating Macros on-the-fly. When you need to send the same info multiple times, a Macro will save time and typing. Monitor’s can work this Exercise and send the Macro in the after-net Monitor’s Session.

Last week at Western Digital Net, a QST about THOR’s CWI(CW Interference) filter was recalled by Lamar AE6LJ. He suggests we experiment with THOR’s CWI filter. At 3.581 we have strong ARRL CW practice traffic 1kz below. We just noticed THOR’s CWI filter isn’t covered in FLDIGI User Manual 4.1.20 as it was in 4.1.19, Ch4.48 pp137. The CWI filter(see CONFIG/Modes/Thor/), remains in V4.1.23 and defaults ON, set to a threshold value, 0.0. We assume it’s ON but not filtering, but we’re guessing. We’d like to experiment to determine if it may help minimize CWI. If you have knowledge or experience with THOR’s CWI filter, let us know. We want to experiment wisely.

We’ll further experiment with Macros in the Comment Round next session, 22/Nov/22. Our focus is altering Macros on-the-fly. We’ll temporarily alter the Path Evaluation Macro for immediate use w/o Saving. It’s occasionally expedient to quickly alter a Macro on-the-fly for one-time use. We do this by Editing, clicking ‘APPLY’, but NOT SAVING.
Example: We alter this Macro regularly:
WAS: Next is an NBEMS traffic-handling Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP
NOW: Next is an NBEMS traffic-handling Exercise w/Bruno KG7VVN
Not SAVED, the Macro reverts to it’s original form when we change Macro sets or close FLDIGI.

We’ll use Path Evaluation Macro V2 to evaluate path and signal, and send Comments. You’ll alter the Path Evaluation Macro V2 in two ways.

1) Add two values to the text string, ‘ORCA < <MYCALL>’. These values are your usual power setting for ORCA and a lower value(half or less) chosen for this Comment Round, ie: ‘ORCA < <MYCALL> 35/15w’.

2) Between the Text and Tag lines, add your Comments for the evening. There are two ways to do this. You can leave the Macro Editor open and add Comments as the net unfolds, or compile Comments in a Text Editor or FLMSG Blank-form and Copy/Paste them into the Macro between the Text line and Tag line. DO NOT SAVE. Your revisions are available until you close FLDGI or switch to another Macro file.

Looking ahead, we should be thinking about station power for extended emergencies. With modest front-end cost and effort, we can eliminate storing generator fuel. It doesn’t require an extensive solar array to keep station batteries charged. Size your array for local solar average, then double it for unforeseen conditions. We did this for three solar systems in SW/OR. After 15 years of solar pumping, freezing, refrigerating, and radios, we always have surplus 24/12dc power.

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Next is an NBEMS traffic-handling Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Tonight’s exercise begins in PSK-500R (440wpm,500hz,FEC). We’ll fill
in THOR-50×1 (176wpm,900hz,FEC) & MFSK-32 (120wpm, 630hz, FEC) .
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead…  < W7ZAPORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 BE31>{8B48}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 A636>{8B48}20221116000037:ex283.txt
<ID 17 8C9E>{8B48}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F0DB>{8B48}316 4 80
<FILE 30 A636>{8B48}20221116000037:ex283.txt
<ID 17 8C9E>{8B48}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F0DB>{8B48}316 4 80
<DATA 88 FAB2>{8B48:1}
NBEMS Macro Exercise – Macros On-the-Fly

Right Click any Macro button to op
<DATA 88 569F>{8B48:2}en Macro Editor. Leave 2 blank lines. On line 3, enter ‘ORCA Ex#283 Complete < <
<DATA 88 63EC>{8B48:3}MYCALL>’. On line 4 enter, ‘<TXRSID:off><TX><RX>’. Name = ‘Ex#283 @>|’. Click AP
<DATA 84 F6F5>{8B48:4}PLY & CLOSE, then SAVE. Send Macro ‘Ex#283’ to NCS in the Traffic Round.   9
<CNTL 10 05CA>{8B48:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A5C6>{8B48:EOT}
DE W7ZAP K

For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP ‘REPORT’
Button or send  ‘No Copy’.  I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with… W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 6526>{8B48}PREAMBLE
DE W1EEP K

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 14 145F>{8B48}1 2 3 4
DE WB7EUX K

AE6LJ

Ae6LJ3.txt
<MISSING 15 FBE2>{8B48}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

WA7HHE sedI èA7HHE
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 10 1EB3>{8B48}1 2
DE WA7HHE K

W6CTT
Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE W6CTT I’M QNX

RR tnx BK
KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 10 06B1>{8B48}3 4
DE KJ7VGV K

I got out of order
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 15 FBE2>{8B48}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 10 BEB0>{8B48}1 4
DE W6DLW K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 15 FBE2>{8B48}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP
<PROG 18 BE31>{8B48}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 A636>{8B48}20221116000037:ex283.txt
<ID 17 8C9E>{8B48}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F0DB>{8B48}316 4 80
<FILE 30 A636>{8B48}20221116000037:ex283.txt
<ID 17 8C9E>{8B48}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F0DB>{8B48}316 4 80
<DATA 88 FAB2>{8B48:1}
NBEMS Macro Exercise – Macros On-the-Fly

Right Click any Macro button to op
<DATA 88 569F>{8B48:2}en Macro Editor. Leave 2 blank lines. On line 3, enter ‘ORCA Ex#283 Complete < <
<DATA 88 63EC>{8B48:3}MYCALL>’. On line 4 enter, ‘<TXRSID:off><TX><RX>’. Name = ‘Ex#283 @>|’. Click AP
<DATA 84 F6F5>{8B48:4}PLY & CLOSE, then SAVE. Send Macro ‘Ex#283’ to NCS in the Traffic Round.   9
<CNTL 10 05CA>{8B48:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A5C6>{8B48:EOT}
DE W7ZAP K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 15 FBE2>{8B48}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 15 FBE2>{8B48}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 15 FBE2>{8B48}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 15 FBE2>{8B48}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex283.txt
<MISSING 15 FBE2>{8B48}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

NIL  W1EEP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 BE31>{8B48}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 A636>{8B48}20221116000037:ex283.txt
<ID 17 8C9E>{8B48}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F0DB>{8B48}316 4 80
<FILE 30 A636>{8B48}20221116000037:ex283.txt
<ID 17 8C9E>{8B48}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F0DB>{8B48}316 4 80
<DATA 88 FAB2>{8B48:1}
NBEMS Macro Exercise – Macros On-the-Fly

Right Click any Macro button to op
<DATA 88 569F>{8B48:2}en Macro Editor. Leave 2 blank lines. On line 3, enter ‘ORCA Ex#283 Complete < <
<DATA 88 63EC>{8B48:3}MYCALL>’. On line 4 enter, ‘<TXRSID:off><TX><RX>’. Name = ‘Ex#283 @>|’. Click AP
<DATA 84 F6F5>{8B48:4}PLY & CLOSE, then SAVE. Send Macro ‘Ex#283’ to NCS in the Traffic Round.   9
<CNTL 10 05CA>{8B48:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A5C6>{8B48:EOT}
DE W7ZAP K

kk6rky

KK6RKY  < W7ZAP Standby Erik BK
Modes did well tonight. Pls no mode changes 4 ur reports… only Traffic & Comment rounds.
PSK-500R: 3 stns
THOR-50×1: 5 stns
MFSK-32: 0 stns (TX for Monitoring stns)
BTN < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Thanks, Mindy… that went well. BK  Sri to Dan W6CTT, hf noise wiped out ur QNX @ Ck-In   BK Thanks for your patience during Ck-In.  Sometime, I can’t keep up with the flow. Distant stations can’t always here every signal. Ck-Ins are sometime so close together I fall behind )-:

KK6RKY < K7KY GE Erik TU
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA,CA QNX
Anyone else?  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20221611040449
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:8

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KK6RKY  < K7KY   Erik  u Active/inactive ?  < K7KY

Inactive
de kk6rky k

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KK6RKY < K7KY FB Erik TU
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Gene W1EEP < NCS

ORCA ex#283 <MY CALL>
“<TXRISID:OFF><TX
EX#283 @>I”.

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Gene      this NBEMS Exercise is a bit off our regular course     a curve ball so to speak   BK  Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX  < NCS

ORCA Ex#283 Complete < WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Maybe not too much of a curve   we’ll see   gud wk  Tom   BK  Over 2 Lamar AE6LJ 4 Traffic < K7KY

ORCA Ex#283 Complete < AE6LJ
NCS < AE6LJ Nil here. BTU < AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Lamar  I recognize the first line  (-:   BK
Brad WA7HHE, Go w/ur Traffic pse  < NCS

‘ORCA Ex#283 Complete < WA7HHE’
”.  Name = ‘Ex#283 @>|’

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
FB Brad    the 2nd line is the name for the Button    the @>| make symbols on the Button to help know what the button does   BK
Next 4 Traffic is John KS6M  < NCS

ORCA Ex#283 Complete < KS6M
e
Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
U guys are becoming adept @ Macros   BK  Next 4 Traffic is Don KJ7VGV  < NCS

ORCA Ex#283 Complete < KJ7VGV

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Maybe this is too easy?  BK  Over 2 Dennis W6DLW 4 Traffic < K7KY

‘ORCA EX#283 <W6DLW>’.
‘<TXRSD:off><>RX>’.

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Dennis   I don’t know how the 2nd line occcurs, but the 1st line should have no <>     brackets around the call   small issue  BK  Next 4
Traffic is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

ORCA Ex#283 Complete < KE6SLS
·
Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
FB Jaye this was both too easy and a bit confusing for some I’m working on writing clear/concise instructions    an ongoing study. We can give Gene W1EEP a pass for critique    as he’s the 1st up 4 Traffic and Comments   not much time 4 reflection and recalling BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:14:56p  04:14:56z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Gene W1EEP is up first < NCS

ORCA < W1EEP
I GUESS I MISSED THE IT ALL TOGEATHER TONIGHT
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT THX FOR THE NET 73’S TO ALL

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Well, not all together, Gene     Macros have an occasionally steep learning curve…   sometimes they’re actually easy, but not always. BK
Next 4 Comments is Gene W1EEP  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX
sri Tom I overwrote ur callsign   go  < K7KY

ORCA < WB7EUX – Another fine evening for hf digital net training. Thanks to Doug and Mindy for providing this valuable resource. Curve balls are always good in comprehensive training. Doug’s comments in numerous previous sessions about reading instructions plays out well with tonight’s exercise.

And again, 10m has been popping with beacons and cw from around the country. Sure is fun working a OP I haven’t talked to for decades and discovering new OPs. Quite a community we have.

Sunshine, fog, cloudy but no rain or snow for a couple of weeks. Daytime temps in the upper 20s to low 30s. Night time temps in the mid teens. Brrr!

We’ve been busily decorating for Christmas with a goal of all decorations inside and out up for display by Thanksgiving evening. At that time digital timers turn on over 21 outside installations for bright and colorful displays. We’ve converted all displays to LEDs so the power consumption is dramatically lower and much easier to maintain.  All is well. 73 de WB7EUX
=
Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Gud 2 hr abt 10m working well.  I think we’re all learning here. Reading instructions takes as much focus as writing them.   Thanks 4 your ongoing participation and support   BK  Lamar AE6LJ, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA < AE6LJ
Exciting to see MO, MT and WY stations back in here after so long. Perhaps still a little too early for Vid check-ins from that far out, though. Awesome, still. Plus the three new check-ins, April, Erik and Lloyd. Cool beans! AND, a third of all check-ins Active this eve.

I keep forgetting to check what mode FLAmp is set to TX before I hit REPORT. Can’t see it from the RX side and it’s almost always in MFSK-32 that I assume it’s there.
Here was my macro stack in the exercise this eve.:
——-
ORCA Ex#283 Complete < AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Lamar    we always look fwd to Winter when the Eastern Ops can participate    and they do then ck-in with VidID   Ur Macro was perfect. BK  Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE GE from cold windy Cedar City. Would have helped me if the instrucitons would have stated “Name your macro button zyz”. Looking forward to next weeks Volunteer Christmas Dinner. Saturday will attend a CERT lecture on how to use the CVD Radiation Detection monitor. Feel bad, I somehow missed passing W6DLW’s order for one, so hoping he can obtain one from the EOC. Our ECOMM group will practice calling for radiation reading and then passing on to the EOC for an idea of incoming Fall Out. Todays news tends to reinforce the possible need to be prepared. Let’s hope level heads prevail. Everyone be safe.  < Brad

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Brad…   I thought it said Name, but I may have forgotten Clear & Concise is my target   I’m working on it  BK  Next 4 Comments is John KS6M  < NCS

Last week I commented on  sound card issues with my new Windows 11 laptop. A look at online forums confirmed my suspicion: In Windows 11, an inserted soundcard (such as an interface device like a SignaLink) instantly becomes the Windows default soundcard … any Windows default audio, like bleeps and bloops and the audio from the YouTube video you’re watching, can now go out over your ham transceiver. This is not
good. People are upset about this.  Hoping Microsoft addresses this.  Best to all. 73. < KS6M

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR John   Windows can be frustrating.  We’re sticking w/8.1 so far   BK   Over 2 John KS6M  4 Comments  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Oops!  sri  BK   Over 2 Don KJ7VGV  4 Comments  < NCS

Not much to say tonight except still have high gas prices. Winter is here with another quick storm  over the weekend, not much snow but a lot of cold! Anyway in the exercise look out for the ‘ it’s not part of the macro.
<0425Z> KJ7VGV BTN

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Same hr, Don   hi fuel prices and cold WX  BK  Next 4 Comments is Dennis W6DLW  < NCS

ORCA NCS< W6DLW, Doug & Mindy, This was a fun and learning net. Thanks for the challenge. RCARC and Frontier Homestead State Park joined forces this past weekend to celebrate “Iron Mission Days”. COMMEMORATING the 171st anniversary of the first Iron Works in the Rocky Mountains. Our club members staffed both 20 o

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

uo the club made a whopping 500 plus contacts in the two day event. Thats’s all for now.  Everyone stay safe. 73. <<W6DLW>

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Dennis   I’ve really fumbled a number of things tonight and just doubled w/u   agn pse sri  < K7KY

ORCA NCS< W6DLW, Doug & Mindy, This was a fun and learning net. Thanks for the challenge. RCARC and Frontier Homestead State Park joined forces this past weekend to celebrate “Iron Mission Days”. COMMEMORATING the 171st anniversary of the first Iron Works in the Rocky Mountains. Our club members staffed both 20 meters and 40 meters voice with some CW as Special Event Station N7U. In addition, activated Parks On The Air (POTA) with Number K3072 for Frontier Homestead State Park & Museum! It was a geat weekend.  Here is the best part as the club made a whopping 500 plus contacts in the two day event. Thats’s all for now.  Everyone stay safe. 73.  <<W6DLW>

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Dennis..   With all the community activites you RCARC folks do, it’s a wonder u hv time 4 ORCA.  I’m happy you do (-:   BK  Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

ORCA DN DE A.R.S. KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! CA using 25w on the doublet.
w6dlw, 2db, 100%, Great on the QSO’s! Amazing club you are part of om!
k7ky, 18db, 100%, P5! FLM 100%,
w1eep, 6db, 100%,
wb7eux, 5db, 100%,
ae6lj, 4db, 100%
wa7hhe, 7db, 100%,
w6ctt, 6db, 100%,
ks6m, 0db, 100%, Microsoft fix?  hahahaha   Not just Microsoft doing that!
kj7vgv, 8db, 100%,
w7zap, 15db, 100%, FLA 100% x3,

We have had two amazingly beautiful days.  Sunshine from sunrise to sunset.  NOAA reported that low temp would be 39 degrees, however, GOD said it shall be 34 degrees–god won.  BURRRRRRRR  I could hear the blades of grass breaking as I carried out the vittles for my ravens!  I left foot prints too.  BURRRRRR  “|

It is now official.  We are officially in winter time operating condx on 75/80m.  I am one of the NCS for the Western Country Cousin’s Net which meets every night at 9pm Pacific.  If stations were closer than 300 miles, they are likely not able to hear each other.  However, if a station is 800 miles away, they come in “gang busters.”  So now I often have to either ensure a RELAY station is in the wings, or use an online SDR receiver.

Had good copy on the eastern stations checking in.  Great to hear them here on the west coast!

I was impressed to see April, w7anc check in from Washington.  She is my VP of the Western Country Cousin’s net!  Good work April!

Very long day for me today.  Went to little store to collect veggies for a stew.  They didn’t have several things which meant going to the other little store.  I failed to find sugar snap peas . .  Came home and rested then managed to cook a VERY LARGE kettle of stew.  I am about wiped out, but good to know I have grub for next week and some!

CWI?  Will you heard it here first folks!  Doug & Mindy have just coined a new phrase!  You can add it to TVI, RFI.

I am looking forward to next weeks macro tests.  I also want to thank you guys for doing such a great weekly recap (net report) and spelling things out for us.  If we forget, we can click on the ORCA bookmark and quickly prepare for the following week.   Thank you, you two ARE amazing ops!

Speaking of power.  I have REALLY enjoyed those folks who are checking into my Monday night QRP!  It is seriously fun to CONFIRM these stations and if I didn’t copy them, they can always up the power.  TU all.

In keeping with the power aware theme.  These comments WILL BE QRP.

BTW, on the Macro’s On The Fly.  Should just modify, click APPLY, Then click CLOSE.  Not SAVE.  However, I am in a PURE Linux situation. The thesis is modifying a macro but not making it permanent.  Looking forward to seeing if my temp macro “plays nice nice.”   This can also be called “positive pressure!”

Now, some of our folks failed to remove the half quote ‘  ‘  from your instruction.  I think this is a GREAT test and we should by all means repeat this ex!  Great fun and keeps us on our toes.

Been a LONG TIME since I’ve seen Erik on the WF!  Good to read from
you om!  C U on Sunday @ 3855!

Stay well, practice often, and make sure to have some fun doing it!
73 de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Jaye… U need Brookings WX predictions     Cold is always 4-5deg too low and Hot is always 5-7 degrees too Hi     That’s WX. ORCA Welcomes another Country Cousin, April W7ANC  We’re trying to do better w/instructions.  One way is repeat them when we can & tnx for pointing out the quotes in the Macro test   BK  Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP  < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.20
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20221611043459
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1123 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9 +10)
KD0NBH 100% KBD (S8)
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S9)
N4KBT 100% KBD (S8)
AJ6XT 100% KBD (S9+)
WY7SJM 100% KBD (S8)
N7SDC 100% KBD (S7+)
AE6LJ 100% KBD (S9)
WA7HHE 100% KBD (S9+)
KG7IUG 100% KBD (S7+)
KE7NKR 100% KBD (S8+)
W6CTT 100% KBD (S7+)
KS6M 100% KBD (S8)
KJ7VGV 100% KBD (S9 +13)
KG7VVN 100% KBD (S9)
W7EAZ 100% KBD (S8)
W7WSV 100% KBD (S7)
W6DLW 100% KBD (S8)
N2RSN 100% KBD (S9+)
K0KEX 100% KBD (S8+)
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9+/S8)
W0NRP 100% KBD (S8+)
WA0TJT 1/2VidID… u were doubled and only saw half ur call
W7ANC 100% KBD (S8+)
KK6RKY 100% KBD (S9)

ORCA welcomes Lloyd KG7IUG in Lincoln,MT and April W7ANC in Goldendale, WA… nice to have another YL on the net Welcome back to Neil W0NRP and Keith WA0TJT both in MO, and Erik KK6RKY in Trinity Center,CA.

Well done Doug… quite a hustle during ck-in. And well done to the active Ops with the exercise… a bit different… something to keep us all on our toes. Good copy on all tonight.

Thanks fofr taking time to work with us.
Hope to see you on the WF again soon!
73, Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum E1E2][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:36Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
RR Mindy  Tnx 4 another Reception Report.  We all like to learn what we can about our signals. The Roster is picking up for Winter. BK Any follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS Go

Tnx Doug.  I really did send my comments at 5w   and would LOVE to know how many stations were able (are able) to copy my qrp signal as I am still at 5 watts. Tnx agn u guys. 73 ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Jaye   let’s try this:   beginning from the top of the Roster, pse send ur callsign only if you copied Jayes Comments @ 5w    We don’t have a lot of time as the Monitor’s Session is next.  Lets give it a try   beginning w/W1EEP   go < K7KY

W1EEP -7 GOT MOST OF IT

KJ7VGV

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N2RSN

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Anyone else copy KE6SLS Comments @ 5w?   come now w/ur callsign tu  < K7KY

AE6LJ 100%

W7WSV 30%

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS   not bad, Jaye 6 stations replied  and more may hv copied you.   My instant poll wasn’t too cool.  Don’t dispair, we’ll be experiementing w/low power in the coming weeks   BK   Any more comments from Active stations?  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Any Comments by Monitors or Lurkers?  Late Ck-Ins?  Come Now w/Pre-Tone
After closing, we’ll FILL or CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations. < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
2022-11-15  20:44:06p  04:44:06z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Monitor’s Session
First, we’ll make a short Roster. Pse Pre-Tone.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the ADVANCED Exercise.
When called, send your file or state your need.
< K7KY/NCS

KE7NKR

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE7NKR  < K7KY RR Ian ur top of the Roster  BK next?

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Anyone else 4 the Monitor’s Session?  < K7KY

Oops, I was following along and editing the exercife wÙu ¸,OieöÝn eght click not  a? huneiRhu@groave updated tdhClatest version of the FLDIGI.I was many versiina ta evcourse the update broke rig control but thanks to Google I got it sorted out. I copies Jay KE6SLaOhc§ýtrong signal.
I am trying to get back up to speed.Thanks Doug and Mindy and the rest of the net.

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Sri, I can’t copy that lite station,  Mindy got some,but not the ID.  Hang in a moment while I work with KE6NKR and then try agn tu BK KE7NKR Ian ur up  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE7NKR  < K7KY Ian   looks like just u & I    go  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Seems KE7NKR is gone.    Let’s try the lite station agn    < K7KY

tne sre0UcÃa8ihs n6ea nfh#¹en gzTMo} goq} ?ö#P’ Mi d)eaQxhilj iri™o³cewa®d  t‚n9WCieaxiusrh c r±CHg aSaniinEnetwrunZgb
yÁ^y>>>kk6rky>>>
de kk6rky k

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KK6RKY  < K7KY Erik     I’m just assuming u can cpy me. I’m not reading you, but W7ZAP got your CALLSIGN     sir we can’t copy, but it’s great to see you on the Roster. It’s been a long time. ORCA has change a bit since u were hr last.  I hope winter wx will be kinder to you and you can work with us again as we did in the past.   73 4 now and I hope to see u agn soon   Doug K7KY BK anyone else b4 we close the Monitor’s Session?   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-11-16T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

This wraps the ORCA Monitor’s Session.   CU next Tuesday evening.   73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP sk

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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
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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

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

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

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