15/OCT/19 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/Oct/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 22
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT VidID
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA VidID
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Tonight was the first evening since last winter that it was already dark when we called the net. We found 80m to be long… all the way thru the net. The band let up a bit towards the end, giving better propagation to the near-by (200-300mile) stations. Keith WA0TJT’s VidID printed well from Kansas City,MO.  We also  had 100% KBD copy on Rick K0KEX in Smithville,MO

For the FLAMP exercise, Doug K7KY used all fast, wide modes with surprising results. He CONFIRMED 3 stations in UT on his first pass in THOR100 (352wpm, 1800hz). Modes MFSK128 (480wpm, 1920hz) and MFSK64 (240wpm, 1260hz) CONFIRMED 2 more stations, with the latter relayed by Fred KI7TPD in Cedar City,UT. Gene W1EEP experienced poor reception with the wide modes and remained unable to fill block 1 in MFSK32 (120wpm, 630hz) from NCS.

It was interesting to see the replies to the exercise question, “Do you work CW? What is your usual WPM?”. Turns out we have a number of CW Operators among us. Doug and I both attended the CW Academy (20wpm/Farnsworth) a number of years ago. He’s completed Levels 2, and 3 and went on to become a CW Op member (25wpm). I completed Levels 1 and 2. My main CW contacts have been with Doug. I’m not a big QSO person and never felt real secure to get out there and make contacts. I’d hate to lose a skill that I worked so hard to attain, and we know you either use it, or lose it. Neither Doug nor I do any regular CW work and have both become rusty. Perhaps this winter other ORCA CW Ops may want to sharpen their CW skills and practice with friends one night a week. We’ll see if there is enough interest.

The most notable transmission of the evening goes to Rick K0KEX in Smithville,MO. Just before the end of the net, Rick sent his FLAMP exercise to NCS using MFSK32 and was CONFIRMED in 1 pass. Rick has been checking into ORCA for over a year in spite of the impediments of propagation and distance. Last night was the first time we’ve received a file from him. Hats off to Rick for persevering.

Below are the images copied at the beginning and end of the net. It always fascinates me to see such different path quality between stations. Thanks for sending both images. Your images enhance the Net Report.  Beside improving the Net Report, we’re learning to locate and manipulate files in the PC operating system.  This computer skill is essential to digital traffic-handling.  Traffic cannot always be relayed directly; it’s often held until a receiver is available.  Then it must be located, loaded, and transmitted.  With a basic understanding of the files-system, these tasks are easy and intuitive.

RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: KI7TPD Cedar City, UT
RX #2: KI7TPD  Cedar City, UT
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA

We appreciate you taking the time to work with us tonight. We hope to see you again next Tuesday.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —
W7ZAP *** TUNE/TEST *** < W7ZAP

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP < W7ZAP QSL Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
GE Gene < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T01:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP & K7KY de KD7CL
Craig Riverton, Or
IN & OUT

KD7CL < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
GE Craig < W7ZAP

KI7TPD < W7ZAP TU Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT VidID
Ge Fred < W7ZAP

Did someone else TX a VIDiD?? I missed it. agn pse < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < W7ZAP You in&out Bob?? < W7ZAP

KJ6GQW KJ6GQW

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
RRR DE N7RBP
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
Good to CU on the WF Bob
BREAK

KJ6GQW < W7ZAP TU Phil
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA < NCS

KG7VVN < W7ZAP TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID

Please Stand By < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP < WA7HHE net msg

WA7HHE < W7ZAP QSL Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT w/net msg
BREAK

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
< NCS

WA7HHE < W7ZAP did u plan to tx msg during net? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP < WA7HHE RGR UNLESS WE GET A LOT OF CHECK IN’S UR THOUGHTS

Sounds good Brad, just wante dto make sure I understood. All good :-)
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

N7SND < W7ZAP QSL Larry
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT VidID
BREAK

K6ETA < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
GE Steve
BREAK
Next?? < W7ZAP

ORCA de ke6sls and good evening om.
chking in/out
de ke6sls

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
GE Jaye… u got the YL tonite! Good to CU
BREAK
Next?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K6QOG

K6QOG < W7ZAP TU Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
GE Bill < W7ZAP

KR7KR < W7ZAP QSL Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
GE Ken
BREAK
Next?? < W7ZAP

KS6M < W7ZAP TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA VidID < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT VidID
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KJ6GQW is IN & OUT

KJ6GQW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
Tnx Phil
BREAK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W7ZAP NCS de KB7VX KB7VX
GE Do
Running 5 watts tonight and coming to you tonght from
Fortuna, CA CN70WN on the 134 foot vee doublet, apex
at 30 feet.
No traffic No traffic
de KB7VX pse k

KB7VX < W7ZAP TU Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KB7VX
Not Chehalis,WA, Mindy,
I am back in Fortuna, CA
W7ZAP de KB7VX

KB7VX < W7ZAP QSL Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
Got Bruce, tnx
BREAK
Next?? < NCS

W7ZAP de W7WSV W7WSV
In/Out K

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
Very lite Steve but 100% copy
BREAK
next?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT VidID
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA VidID
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP ORCA Net, de W5CLE ,W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA, 25 watts, Request check in and out. BTUx

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
Lite signal but 100%
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < NCS

k0kex k0kex Smithville, Mo IN/OUT

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
Good signal tonight Rick!
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT VidID
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA VidID
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

15:Oct:19 19:29:55p

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 208′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1830p/0130z – 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

Weekly FLAMP Exercise
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation.
No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. Hold keyboard dialogue
for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions
(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

CONFIG FOR NET:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
* Use manual pre-tone (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW. Participating Ops send ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

WA7HHE: Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’
here… WA7HHE

NIL < WA7HHE

TU Brad
BREAK

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

ANNOUNCEMENTS 15/Oct/2019

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex141.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP
exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in
the Traffic round with FLAMP.

Is this fake-news? We can hope.
https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-14-california-ban-ham-radios-unless-pay-fees.html
If this is true, CALFIRE wants Amateurs to remove repeaters from their mountaintops,
or pay application and processing fees and rent commesurate with other site occupants.
They’re confident in their new comm gear.

On Oct9-10 we ran a special session of ORCA for Steve K6ETA and Jaye KE6SLS
who were active with Emergency Services in Sonoma and Humboldt County during
California’s tactical grid-down operation. Initially, we wanted to hear reports
from our colleagues on scene, but we quickly shifted to a support net. We were
able to supply Jaye with real-time WX data and predictions when Humboldt Co was
w/o internet access. We passed this data to Jaye on 160m in MFSK-32. It was
ORCA’s first real opportunity to support emergency operations. The task was small
and very easy to accomplish. It’s what we train for every Tuesday evening. See
these two net Reports at the website, ‘Net Reports’.

FLDIGI Manual 4.0, Ch8, p415, ‘Installing FLDIGI on a Thumb Drive’.
Follow up to FLDIGI on a Thumbdrive. This tactic does require working knowledge
of your PC file system. The NBEMS apps start from the file manager, rather than from
desktop icons. If you run the apps in another computer, you may have to reassign the
comm port. Windows seems to fiddle with com-port assignments when it’s idle. There
may be issues with macros that require a specific file-system address.

A few days ago Doug K7KY was re-configuring our IC-7300. Tuning with 1w, he was
surprised to make contact with Brad WA7HHE in Cedar City,UT and Darrell W6ADZ in
Reno,NV. Some days, adding an amp is no help, other days contact is possible with
a mere wisp of power.

Our net frequency is becoming a digital watering hole, of sorts. There are numerous
digital nets on 3.581 and digital Ops are beginning to tune 3.581 for contacts.

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

To get on/off the Net Report/Log publication list:
ncs@orcadigitalnet.com < NCS

Over to Doug K7KY for the weekly FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in THOR-100 (352wpm, 1800hz). We’ll
fill with MFSK-128 (480wpm, 1920hz), & ‘MFSK-64 (240wpm, 1260hz).
WIDE mode Ahead, check your filters < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:40Z THOR 100 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{6FD0}FLAMP 2.2.05
{6FD0}20191015164336:ex141.txt
{6FD0}K7KY SW/OR
{6FD0}469 5 96
{6FD0}ex#141
{6FD0}20191015164336:ex141.txt
{6FD0}K7KY SW/OR
{6FD0}469 5 96
{6FD0}ex#141
{6FD0:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 9

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 fil
{6FD0:2}e named,’URCALL_ex141.213’. Make ‘Inc:’= ex#141. Make ‘To’= NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL. Make
‘Sub’=
{6FD0:3}CW. Copy the following questions to the ‘Originator’ tab. Enter your reply on the ‘Responder’ ta
{6FD0:4}b.

Do you work CW? What is your usual WPM?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send th
{6FD0:5}e file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.
{6FD0:EOF}
{6FD0:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:41Z THOR 100 @ 1499>>

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

We begin with … W1EEP

k7ky de w1eep no copy

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}3 4
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE KG7VVN
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7SND

NCS de N7SND No copy. FLAMP depopulated on me

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KR7KR

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : Unassigned
{6FD0}1 2 3 4 5
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Dt^d r Ò84>{6FD0}20191015164336:ex141.txt
{6FD0}K7KY SW/OR
{6FD0}469 5 96
{6FD0}ex#141
{6FD0}20191015164336:ex141.txt
{6FD0}K7KY SW/OR
{6FD0}469 5 96
{6FD0}ex#141
{6FD0:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 9

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 fil
{6FD0:2}e named,’URCALL_ex141.213′. Make ‘Inc:’= ex#141. Make ‘To’= NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL. Make
‘Sub’=
{6FD0:3}CW. Copy the following questions to the ‘Originator’ tab. Enter your reply on the ‘Responder’ ta
{6FD0:4}b.

Do you work CW? What is your usual WPM?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send th
{6FD0:5}e file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.
{6FD0:EOF}
{6FD0:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:46Z MFSK-128 @ 1499>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}1 2
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}CONFIRMED
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7SND

: UnassIened
{6FD0}PREAMBLE
DE N7SND K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KR7KR

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
had to relaunch digi
transceiver rebooted when i transmitted
last the message
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
RR BREAK KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}2 3 4 5
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7TPD < K7KY Fred pse relay whole file in MFSK-64 remember TXid tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
)kk8 33AF>{6FD0}FLAMP 2.2.05
{6FD0}20191015164336:ex141.txt
{6FD0}K7KY SW/OR
{6FD0}469 5 96
{6FD0}ex#141
{6FD0:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 9

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 fil
{6FD0:2}e named,’URCALL_ex141.213′. Make ‘Inc:’= ex#141. Make ‘To’= NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL. Make
‘Sub’=
{6FD0:3}CW. Copy the following questions to the ‘Originator’ tab. Enter your reply on the ‘Responder’ ta
{6FD0:4}b.

Do you work CW? What is your usual WPM?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send th
{6FD0:5}e file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.
{6FD0:EOF}
{6FD0:EOT}

DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:51Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}1 2
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7SND

DE N7SND
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}CONFIRMED
DE N7SND K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{6FD0}FLAMP 2.2.05
{6FD0:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 9

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 fil
{6FD0:2}e named,’URCALL_ex141.213′. Make ‘Inc:’= ex#141. Make ‘To’= NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL. Make
‘Sub’=
{6FD0:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 9

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 fil
{6FD0:2}e named,’URCALL_ex141.213’. Make ‘Inc:’= ex#141. Make ‘To’= NCS. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL. Make
‘Sub’=
{6FD0:EOF}
{6FD0:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}1
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{6FD0}FLAMP 2.2.05
{6FD0:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 9

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 fil
{6FD0:EOF}
{6FD0:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex141.txt
{6FD0}1
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W1EEP < K7KY Gene if this was an emergency we would certainly fill you. tonite you can make up ur own Traffic (-: BREAK
KI7TPD < K7KY Fred tnx for the relay it made the difference tonite.. BREAK W7ZAP btn < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP NO SHORT SKIP AT ALL THX

Another interesting exercise w/good mode selection Doug. THOR100 did quite well. Looking like the band is going long too.
BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:58:16p 02:58:16z
Late Ck-In? Early-Out? < NCS

opy on Flamp message < W7WXV

heck in&out

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR in&out
BREAK

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA in&out
BREAK
Anyone else for ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Please Stand By < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP BAND WENT AWAY LONG GOT WORST AND NO SHORT SKIP AT ALL STILL CAN RECEIVE YOU A T A +1 TO 3

RR Gene, hope band gets better
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Next 4 Traffic is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

NCS DE KI7TPD

{48B8}FLAMP 2.2.03
{48B8}20191016024834:KI7TPD-ex#141.213
{48B8}KI7TPD Cedar City, UT DM37lr
{48B8}273 3 96
{48B8}CW
{48B8:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAC/XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzNdcVfXLe9J7vJW+M
G+6A7UFtWrVTUnwqM
{48B8:2}fzmYkdUGIfyGHYxwQi9VIn8NN0qPgWIAEeFSXFEiHU5DwmtccpPRoWVf0vmXbNxVLy8sUYTiSnlEA4F
DFEi9BB3sHVy+SYh1
{48B8:3}qkMXJtkKtHZriW7xk2ZOAiCgLtVW736fdeVHdv5sHAXenkG0ofQT5nvt6J9wf0tEp1TAAA=
[b64:end] {48B8:EOF}
{48B8:EOT}

DE KI7TPD K

DE W7ZAP
File : KI7TPD-ex#141.213
{48B8}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Bruno KG7VVN 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QST DE KG7VVN

{07F8}FLAMP 2.2.05
{07F8}20191016025159:KG7VVN_ex141.213
{07F8}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
{07F8}349 6 64
{07F8:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFFXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PwqSG5
{07F8:2}nLZfVFpOy94QDe94NJog5utGVIVc3aUxVb334MbQx1KRkISsC/jCJcqo/VcHL0NZ
{07F8:3}RmIjpuroa6OgPzFQRWR2HVP0UmE9vV0q66Te3Xzor6L4woTiRcKeZ7sxdkS8w33Z
{07F8:4}s4cuZfB8RRHNwmrU7Rk4hQDjpbRVPi1VJAVtpmvG78PMYiTW1w1Gz7BxieCk8ubP
{07F8:5}Uqft/sAoiGxHw/Hc7zUazqgmzAdnaVG36/ok5baIQpZgUmqQ8jl62Y7ugYGpp+te
{07F8:6}H19+m56Kn4yOt0wAA==
[b64:end] {07F8:EOF}
{07F8:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

DE W7ZAP
File : KG7VVN_ex141.213
{07F8}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

WA7HHE Brad ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

WA7HHE AND I’LL PASS FOR TEXTING PART OF THE NET MSG WILL NOT XMT OUT SRI

No worries
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Over to Larry N7SND 4 Traffic < NCS

Next 4 Traffic is Bill K6QOG < NCS

NCS DE K6QOG

{3D46}FLAMP 2.2.05
{3D46}20191016025942:K6QOG-EX141.213
{3D46}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr
{3D46}301 5 64
{3D46:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADYXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
{3D46:2}g5BdZhEYHccAURI01TxSjYp0LTQCc1ple8hanXOoUKVXqo4hecqE5TZOsInoDX9B
{3D46:3}bb1EtIIUku56zwD8yn4vZ1xktNtLprzqwQNx6iHkbHCxRZL3hCF+TsKk8lizLBYN
{3D46:4}aFkpqZdt3oMSlNtKNnhVdo2Me0gMHdA9PmVKhzWSd0H6967LZ0YBl6jG/b8abtVs
{3D46:5}EGDkgpsdGftTdjfttRiW9uBBfVCRm7WAA==
[b64:end] {3D46:EOF}
{3D46:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

DE W7ZAP
File : K6QOG-EX141.213
{3D46}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

KR7KR Ken ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

NCS DE KR7KR

{EEDE}FLAMP 2.2.05
{EEDE}20191016025646:KR7KR_ex141.213
{EEDE}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
{EEDE}377 6 64
{EEDE}ex141
{EEDE:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEsXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
{EEDE:2}g5BdZhEYK5u+eX6JYic7pKiK2M0SncXN/lO9dvwatcJhFxxU9pyLCcJK5JeBzg6L
{EEDE:3}7zrr7fWm47pwo1bwlLF19xRHLjbyT3VSZ4Vpwaa4MN/KPk5NqbaR51fnqRCrP+Hw
{EEDE:4}nhT0PNerZ/dVOoQPCTckL1gJrOnFSkTBXij0sxHKkh2RLr2KkZn66eWAMWt9Ru9x
{EEDE:5}N48ma9b8uer7E9yaPGQ8XKEJrtNrbHnyxtkaiKSayTAKsXJgrRz8QeQejZ7W3Nrh
{EEDE:6}RcBfkxU1dgaXu2dYomH1sSSArluLNjYPQg6xjS7v0qEcAA=
[b64:end] {EEDE:EOF}
{EEDE:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

DE W7ZAP
File : KR7KR_ex141.213
{EEDE}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is John KS6M < NCS

NCS DE KS6M

{6E52}FLAMP 2.2.05
{6E52}20191016025341:KS6M_ex141.213
{6E52}KS6M Oakland CA CM87vt
{6E52}265 5 64
{6E52}CW
{6E52:1}[b64:staeex½eAUxaTUEAAADbXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
{6E52:2}rQ1SX3Iv3EuvCXXhXwcQOfP7Z+zLmU0ECFXVt68Ei/1/X6CQUNaPtWE2W4eepQnQ
{6E52:3}nKqCYBVzaykPBlBeGpYrKGjaN0DClb7gpzol3QnAM0Wz94gARd402aKXw1PDU6iH
{6E52:4}9hJu5Y8RIze0sFjpihRflvkiDup/EtKNb5gcp/XRxfOf1ZEeR6ZfWr6rCg/IAA=

{6E52:5}[b64:end] {6E52:EOF}
{6E52:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex141.213
{6E52}1
DE W7ZAP K

NCS DE KS6M

{6E52}FLAMP 2.2.05
{6E52:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADbXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
{6E52:EOF}
{6E52:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex141.213
{6E52}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Nice to see we have a couple CW Ops. I haven’t touched my key much in the past couple of yrs… and my CW ‘ear’ is a bit rusty today (so to speak!). BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:14:12p 03:14:12z
Late Ck-In? Early-Out? < NCS

Oops! I forgot Bruce

KB7VX Bruce ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP NCS DE KB7VXueN¯ryOuebf nZ3 nE358}F¹z`r! m a0q(|rv n ct 36 2904>{ta4exsd ~91016025559:K -t¨iÍudt
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{E358:3}CC0CGCuj ItsePcLbIl8dUUCEM9sosTvMsnNC1D8EKXIzPAAy848ii0Aw
byCŒb6yriq0KKTCQPKaNRyLdlmiveitË’aaFKlBC1ojMBZeOYA==
[blu;lFizetsoCoztnC”rnnTCbaomrp difD ev¹zb

DE KB7

KB7VX KB7VX < W7ZAP Bruce band too poor to copy… if I remember correctly.. ur a CW Op. Hope to catch ur traffic later
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ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:17:08p 03:17:08z
Late Ck-In? Early-Out? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP ALWAYS A GREAT NET LOVE TO PLAY THX AND 73’S TO ALL

Good to work with u tonite Gene
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Next 4 Comments is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

W7ZAP, K7KY and the ORCA net de KI7TPD

Glad to help with the relay! Good signal from NCS: 0 to +5 s/n for most of the net. Started at +14 by dropped down and then came back up at the end. Short skip also seemed to go away part way through the net.

Off to San Diego with 35 students this weekend! We have a four day field trip that we do every year. We go to the Birch Aquarium, Natural History Museum and San Diego Zoo!

73s everyone!
KI7TPD

Wishing you a fun trip
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KG7VVN Bruno ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
NCS< KG7VVN Great to be able to practice with you. Loving the band condition changes 73’s to all

Good to have you work w/us Bruno… u did great on the FLAMP RX/TX
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Over to Brad WA7HHE 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Agencies_at_Risk.p2s]4.0.13
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20191610032057
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20191510233337
:to:8 ORCA NET
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 10/15/19
:tm:6 17:32L
:sb:58 Agencies Are at Risk of Security, Natural Disaster Threats
:mg:324 Organizations could lose millions — or billions — of dollars from physical security threats, natural disasters, terrorism and cyberattacks that could impact their brand, safety and security of employees and the public.

Adsvocated solutions. Read the discuission at https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/Agencies-Are-at-Risk
[WRAP:chksum 481F][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx Brad… will ck that out
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N7SND Larry ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Larry no copy ur at 2000
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Over to Bill K6QOG 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP > K6QOG I was able to print all the active stations and three stations didn’t make 100% on their traffic. Glad that you and Doug made it through CA wild fires.
Have a good week. > K6QOG

Thanks Bill. The CA blackout was interesting to see the issues that came up. Glad the blackout didnt last as long as expected.
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KR7KR Ken ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP & K7KY
Interesting band conditions tonight
No short skip — can’t copy Gene or Bruno
NCS loud and clear
Thanks

Ken booming signal, but missed the end of the TX ur S9 +20 18dB!
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Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

NCS < KS6M Good evening. In the last 24 hours this part of California has had two notable earthquakes and a petroleum refinery fire. Good to know this net and this technology are available. 73 < KS6M

Thanks for that update John… did not know. Looks like this freq is a good place to meet if we have issues and need to connect w/each other
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Over to Bruce KB7VX 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP and ORCA DIGITAL EMERGENCY NEnt)ü7VX
Tonight, I copied 100% from KI7TPD, KG7VVN, K6QOG, and KR7KR all from Utah. Long skip tonight. Net control was p1 on the video image and negative copy on the Exercise from net control, but got it via the relay from Utah. If this were emergency, that would be an interesting work-around, huh?

Best wishes to all
W7ZAP de KB7VX

Good copy that time Bruce. Yes, Ive read that in some situations NCS are out of the area helping in emergencies. Never know who will help!
BREAK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-10-16T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
Thanks, Mindy… It was a nice opportunity to support Steve K6ETA and Jaye KE6SLS while PG&E turned off the power. We initially hoped to receive reports about the two counties, but we soon actually did some real support besides the wx reports we sent into Humboldt co, we also relayed a H&W email for them. Nice to have it work out so easily. Practice is certainly worthwhile btn < K7KY

Thanks Doug. BREAK
Any further comments from active stns? < NCS

Any COMMENTS from MONITORING stns? < NCS

w7zap k0kex k0kex Smithville, Mo w/FLamp to follow Break

K0KEX < W7ZAP Go ahead Rick < NCS

QST DE K0KEX

{9AB0}FLAMP 2.2.05
{9AB0}20191016032333:K0KEX_orca_10-16.213
{9AB0}K0KEX Rick, EM29qk
{9AB0}373 4 96
{9AB0}20191016032333:K0KE xhorca_10-16.213
{9AB0}K0KEX Rick, EM29qk
{9AB0}373 4 96
{9AB0:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEmXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKIg5BdZhEYGtqsj+U
h5Kb8P/oMYWaXvzhB
{9AB0:2}wx2W8IMoAGILSLmkH4nFlN6C4PIGVD0KEsjUJuzGlnBrYKr6NP3nOWl0S6oxzPvvJVMEOigooaV4uNbC
QgASOKn3ODLDqlVw
{9AB0:3}xGwXwaQdvlKupbp3ucf5v9o6u7etR14V4vHqN5331m2OEUiaOwZZ4BJCWiROpp4BdBsyur8nloLuAdU
g/kyjSqPolcWdhAtN
{9AB0:4}go080NzfqpSM4RlbhwP5c8SE7u3Iy3INETBHsRQ0kt3eeXxEN1b4mxSs5uOwWCcVXDtIDHgzkA=
[b64:end] {9AB0:EOF}
{9AB0:EOT}

DE K0KEX K

DE W7ZAP
File : K0KEX_orca_10-16.213
{9AB0}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Well done Rick and I see your an accomplished CW Op!
Thanks for working w/us from MO! Ur S9 and -2dB
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KE6SLS go ahead Jaye < W7ZAP

w7zap de ke6sls
fb Mindy. I’m using 50 watts. ur just on my fringe of copy tonight. I’ll try to copy final image and send report. band went very long very quickly. couldn’t chk into Mendo net and we ended up on 160M for that. so Iøel xtkeep it short, only copied one flampBpt and YES, I do CW too! 1teyrttƒwPM.

73 for now
Orca Diginet de ke6sls k

GE Jaye. UR signal not as strong as usual. S9 -2dB
Good to have versatile Ops… nice to see a few w/CW skills

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Anyone else for further COMMENTS? < W7ZAP

2038L – 0338Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20191610034034
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20190110220430

:mg:759 ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/Oct/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 22
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT VidID
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA VidID
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 187E][WRAP:end] … end

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12NOV19 Report

12NOV19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/NOV/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 19 Stations: K7DV Dave St George,UT N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA K7LDW [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


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

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.065 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

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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
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7730 kHz
5850 kHz
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