07/FEB/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 07/feb/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12

Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT in&out
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA|
AL7BX George Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Relay 4/K7KY
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

While the band wasn’t terrible, it was also not great and deteriorated some as the net progressed. As the band lengthens, I lose the more proximate stations. Three stations we haven’t seen lately were back from Cedar City, UT.  Linda KG7PBX and George AL7BX tonight.  Ken KR7KR has been back the last two weeks. Does anyone in Cedar City not have an Amateur Radio license?  Unlicensed residents are probably SWL (-:   I visualize antennas at nearly every house in CC,UT.

Some of our nearest regular Ops are in Eureka, CA, about 100mi south. Jaye KE6SLS lives in Eureka. Eureka area Ops have been with us since nearly the beginning of ORCA. Another Eureka Op, Don WA6NBG, joined our first VHF nets. He’s one of the HF net founders. A ‘Plank Owner’ if you don’t mind a little Navel terminology. Don’s digital rig is currently on the blink.

Anyway, I usually hear Jaye well at check-in, but our path fades as the band lengthens. We overcome these limitations with relays. Although we have strong west coast stations with solid signals, relays from UT are the most widely copied along the coast. Two stations stand out in my mind for relays during poor condx: Brad WA7HHE and Dave K7KV. Dave recently did a great job as ORCA NCS/alt while Mindy & I were ill. I haven’t yet reviewed the logs, but I think he was copied well both weeks by most stations.

Completing the weekly FLAMP practice message to all stations give everyone hands-on practice with the TX, RX, REPORT, and RELAY features in FLAMP. This app is at the heart of fast, accurate, and reliable data transfer. The weekly FLAMP exercise is also a great net-module for learning NCS skills. Mindy W7ZAP is the current volunteer conducting the weekly FLAMP exercise. You are welcome to give it a go next if you like. We hope to help anyone interested in digital NCS skills to begin by conducting small portions of ORCA, one by one until they can conduct the whole net. I think it will make an easy entry to digital NCS and spread valuable skills across the digital Amateur community.

I work other digital nets when I can. It keeps me in touch with your experience here. Too much idle time invites the mind to wander. Sometimes, even the feet get restless. It’s important to keep digital nets flowing. They are a bit harder to manage than voice nets. I find them more similar to CW nets. If you aren’t paying attention on CW nets, you can easily lose focus and your place in the net.  You have to track the net yourself  with pencil or keyboard.  A digital NCS can easily overlook  long idle times endured by member stations. NCS is usually fully occupied.  I’m always busy and close to the limits of my attention. Working digital nets as a member helps me keep net-flow and personal idle time in mind on Tues evening.

The small changes to Traffic Round have worked well so far. We’ll continue with them and evaluate them as we go.

With ten stations and more aboard every week we’ve limited the Traffic round to one message per station. The messages you’re sending are excellent. One per station in Traffic round is all we have time for these days. Most of our messages are interesting and reflect the focus and activities of our members. I think everyone enjoys them. I certainly do.  The only change here is:  One (1) message per Op in Traffic Round.

The other change in Traffic Round pertains only to FLAMP traffic. No change to FLMSG traffic. We’ve droped the REPORT roundtable for each FLAMP message. I will REPORT to the FLAMP sender and find a RELAY among the members when needed. This will help insure everyone has a chance to practice with all the FLDIGI features every week. You may or may not complete each FLAMP message. I’ll post a list of FLAMP sending stations at net-end. You can contact them after net to fill missing blocks. This seems to be working OK so far. We’ll keep an eye on the process and see if it works well for everyone. Balancing between practice opportunities and net-length is challenging. Some messages are worth saving. Ralph WA6SDR occasionally sends message that chronicle the construction and configuration of his Raspberry Pi/Linux digital station. I always complete and archive these messages. Brad WA7HHE often sends condensed messages with a URL link to the complete article. An efficient use of time and bandwidth. Most member will be happy to stay a few minutes to fill their message.

Howard KB6NN monitored the net while attending an ARC meeting.  Here’s the signal evaluation image he copied:

KB6NN_07feb17
TX: K7KY/OR  RX: KB6NN/CA

Thanks for working with us tonight. We enjoy your participation and support. Let’s do it again next Tuesday.      73 Doug K7KY

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Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT

< K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP GREAT TO HAVE YOU NO THE WATERFALL DOUG HOPE YOU AND MINDY ARE DOING BETTER SURE MISS

YOU ALL

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene… tu nice to be able to work the net.. BREAK any more early ck in? < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Relay 4/K7LY

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve ur on the log < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA K6ETA kn

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA K6ETA kn

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve… I did answer and log you hw cpy? < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA copy fine, somehow missed it thanks!btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Relay 4/K7KY

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

K7KY de PG7PBX Linda Cedar City – will just listen in tonight until I get the hang of diigital more de KG7PBX

de KG7PBX < K7KY TU LInda welcome back in&out BREAK any more early ch in?

< K7KY < K7KY

K7KY DE WA7HHE, DOUG I HAVE KR7KR LANDLINE IS TELLING ME HE HAS A VERY HIGH NOISE LEVEL AND IS UNABLE TO COPY DISTANT STATIONS, CAN ONLY COPY SEVERAL LOCAL STATIONS.

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad shall we log him in&out tonight? < K7KY

DE WA7HHE RR

02/07/2017 19:30 PST

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

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

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

W1HKJ Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

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

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) B/W Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise by Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

LOCK fldigi curser @ 1500, Enable: RxID & TxID

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.

Configure FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP. AR

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

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

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

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY<STX>

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:mg:375 ORCA DIGITAL NET 07/feb/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins:

Stations: 10

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT in&out

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Relay 4/K7KY

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ORCA Announcements 07/feb/17

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP is a simple file; no file-manipulation needed.

Every station sends a REPORT. We’ll try to fill every station. Some

stations may be asked to RELAY fill blocks.

The routine for FLAMP msgs in Traffic round is changing. Completing

FLAMP traffic using REPORT & RELAY is very important for complete

traffic handling skills. We don’t want to limit it any more than is

necessary to keep net length reasonable. We’ll continue with Mindy

(or another volunteer) calling each station in rotation for REPORTS.

For FLAMP msgs in the Traffic round, I’ll give the sender my REPORT.

If I need a RELAY; I may ask you. Then, on to the next station.

No more roundtable of FLAMP traffic REPORTS in Traffic round unless

net is small. This will save a lot of time. Stations wanting to fill

an FLAMP msg can stay on freq after closing. Before closing, I’ll send

an in-order list of Ops sending in FLAMP. Please call them in the order

listed to minimize doubles.

We tried this last week and it worked well. We had only two Ops send

FLAMP traffic that I needed filled. I listed their calls to the net and

asked the you to contact them in the order listed following postamble. It

actually worked the first time. We had only two Ops sending FLAMP traffic

with outstanding blocks. There were no doubles. We included some of the

after-net activity in the 31/jan/17 Net Log. Check it out on the website.

Weekly Net Report usually posted next day

at: orcadigitalnet.com/reports/ < K7KY

Any Questions? < K7KY

ALL ORCA Usually, Mindy W7ZAP runs the weekly FLAMP exercise now, Oh… she has rebooted and is ready to go so we’ll turn the net

over to Mindy for the exercise.. < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

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<ID 26 61EC>{545F}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

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<DATA 40 DB3F>{545F:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET, WEEKLY FLAMP P

<DATA 40 0088>{545F:2}RACTICE MESSAGE

We’ll try to CO

<DATA 40 DE95>{545F:3}NFIRM this message to all statio

<DATA 40 61AB>{545F:4}ns. NCS may ask you to RELAY fil

<DATA 40 9060>{545F:5}l BLOCKS using the FETCH and REL

<DATA 40 99FD>{545F:6}AY buttons on the RX tab. With t

<DATA 40 1FB5>{545F:7}he BLOCKS window empty, FLAMP wi

<DATA 36 37E7>{545F:8}ll RELAY the complete file.

<CNTL 10 450F>{545F:EOF}

<CNTL 10 E503>{545F:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try

to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button

or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

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DE W1EEP K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 7D1B>{545F}PREAMBLE

DE WA7HHE K

KE6SLS

s7, 2db, 100% before net, -12db 0% cp by 7:40pm

runniudb0 watts eVaÅo Îe6sls k

K7DV

DE K7DV

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

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DE K7DV K

AF7OK

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 7D1B>{545F}PREAMBLE

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K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

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DE K6ETA K

K7KY

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DE K7KY

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 2A3B>{545F}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

Tough band cndx tonight

K7DV < W7ZAP

Dave will you please RELAY the whole file? TU

< W7ZAP

w7zap roger …..

DE K7DV

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 D6BD>{545F}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 BC7A>{545F}20161025204214:FLAMPmsg.txt

<ID 26 61EC>{545F}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

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<DATA 40 DB3F>{545F:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET, WEEKLY FLAMP P

<DATA 40 0088>{545F:2}RACTICE MESSAGE

We’ll try to CO

<DATA 40 DE95>{545F:3}NFIRM this message to all statio

<DATA 40 61AB>{545F:4}ns. NCS may ask you to RELAY fil

<DATA 40 9060>{545F:5}l BLOCKS using the FETCH and REL

<DATA 40 99FD>{545F:6}AY buttons on the RX tab. With t

<DATA 40 1FB5>{545F:7}he BLOCKS window empty, FLAMP wi

<DATA 36 37E7>{545F:8}ll RELAY the complete file.

<CNTL 10 450F>{545F:EOF}

<CNTL 10 E503>{545F:EOT}

DE K7DV K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 8 A779>{545F}4

DE W1EEP K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 2A3B>{545F}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

KE6SLS

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DE ke6sls

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 2A3B>{545F}uuIRMED

DE ke6sls K

AF7OK

AF7OK

DE AF7OK

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 2A3B>{545F}CONFIRMED

DE AF7OK K

K7DV < W7ZAP

Dave will you relay block 4 in MFSK16 TU < W7ZAP

w7zap de K7dv yes Ill give it a try standby

DE K7DV

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 40 61AB>{545F:4}ns. NCS may ask you to RELAY fil

<CNTL 10 450F>{545F:EOF}

<CNTL 10 E503>{545F:EOT}

DE K7DV K

<@RXRSID:on>

W1EEP

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 2A3B>{545F}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Nice job to all in tough condx. TU K7DV for the relays.

Back to NCS < W7ZAP

ALL ORCA TU Mindy… nice exercise and my compliments to you all this is an excellent group of digital Ops… BREAK

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

K7KY K7KY de N6IET N6IET N6IET kn

N6IET GE Rick nice to see you… we’re about to begin the Traffic round ur on the log.. BREAK KG7PBX Linda I see you on the WF u want in? < K7KY

DE AL7BX

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 2A3B>{545F}CONFIRMED

DE AL7BX K

k7ky de kg7pbx negatiive hit the wrong button sorry de KG7PBX

got oxitKG7PBX RR tu BREAK

AL7BX < K7KY I don’t hv u on the log… pse say name QTH tu < K7KY

De AL7BX, George in Cedar City

AL7BX < K7KY TU George… BREAK I’ll send the updated log before we begin Traffic…

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:mg:434 ORCA DIGITAL NET 07/feb/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins:

Stations: 12

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT in&out

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

AL7BX George Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Relay 4/K7KY

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ALL ORCA Please read Mindy W7ZAPs traffic tonight… it pertains to the net tu OK we begin Traffic round with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

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DE K7KY

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Again… during Traffic I will REPORT on FLAMP traffic… If you didn’t complete the msg I will be sending a list of FLAMP Op in the order they sent following the net. You can fill then if you really need the file… we’re focusing on process and procedure and not so much on msg content we hv too many Ops onboard to roundtable each FLAMP msg tu OK on to Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

de WA7HHE on emergency power, FLMSG follows

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:tt:15 General Message

:to:16 ORCA Digital Net

:fm:6 WA7HHE

:dt:8 02/07/17

:tm:6 18:52L

:sb:56 Tornado Touch down/New Orleans-17K w/o pwr- Heavy Damage

:mg:429

State of Emergency declared.

There were reports of some heavily damaged homes and businesses in the city’s east, but so far no reports of fatalities, Burns said.

More than 17,000 people in Louisiana were without power, according to utility company Entergy’s outage map.

Read the full story hear:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/us/tornado-new-orleans/

Do you have an emergency power source for your Amateur Radio Station?

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WA7HHE TU Brad BREAK KE6SLS OK Jaye ur up for traffic < K7KY

de ke6sls1eržhing to keep in the loop here Doug/ORCA. Good copy on vany of

you right now, not really any super strong signals.

Humboldt county ismu in flood watch at this moment until Friday PM. lots

of rain still heading out way, gust up to 75MP

etÜ’ouuland. hold on to your

hats folks.. sDposed to clear some for the weekend.

That’s it for me. hopeaUÈt-ciwtdÙ y. TU!

de ke6sls @ t50 watts..Ænttps, @ 50 wa©tec seutn #Oa® tnetJf#KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye I think you are not copying me well tonight… We’re in TRAFFIC round now flmsg flamp Comments will be in the Comment round… tu BREAK K7DV Dave ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

K7DV hw cpy Dave? < K7KY nNn§RSº

k7ky de K7dv I copy fine srri my wife had me busy for a moment you want traffic or realy from w6eta ?

K7DV Well, Dave working for wife is first priority at all stations we’re in Traffic round now, so send traffic if you hv… don’t know about relay from K6ETA ?? go with ur traffic.. < K7KY

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K7DV TU Dave quick aside to the net… big thanks to Dave and Christine AF7OK for runnng the net the two weeks Mindy & I were ill They and you did a great job.. BREAK AF7OK Christine… ur up for traffic.. < K7KY

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:tt:15 General Message

:to:19 Anyone and Everyone

:fm:16 AF7OK, Christine

:dt:10 2017-02-08

:tm:6 03:19Z

:sb:45 Five Dot Three Net (60m) – Voice and Digital

:mg:659 Five Dot Three Net(60m) details:

1. Weekly Voice Nets

a. Monday 1300-1400 Pacific Time.

b. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 5pm Pacific.

2. Digital Nets

a. Monday 1145 am Pacific. We start the digital net on MFSK32 and take early check ins at 1115 am Pacific.

b. Digital nets after the 2nd Sat. evening net.

3. Frequencies:

a. Voice Nets: 5330.5 kHz USB (Ch#1), Alt. Freq. 5346.5 kHz USB (Ch#2)

b. Frequency for digital nets 5346.5 kHz (Ch#2) with a center frequency of 1500 Hz.

4. Contact/NCS: Christine, AF7OK at af7ok@arrl.net for questions or to be added to the email list.

de AF7OK

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AF7OK TU Christine… nice work… BREAK another aside… check out Christine’s digital net.. it’s new and already running very smoothly… BREAK K6ETA Steve ur turn for traffic…. < K7KY

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CALL NAME S/N NOTES

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W1EEP Gene -4dB 80% Copy

WA7HHE Brad -17dB Rough copy

KE6SLS Jaye -16dB Rough copy

K7DV Dave +2dB Good copy then dropped -6dB

AF7OK Christine +4dB 100% Pop-up on FLMsg

KR7KR Ken +1dB

KG7PBX Linda +3dB

AL7BX George

N6IET Rick

K6ETA Steve ME!

W7ZAP Mindy +2dB

K7KY Doug +6dB PERFECT Image!

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K6ETA TU Steve I love to see the reception reports.. it’s a big help to me when I’m looking for who can relay to the stations who don’t hear me well tu BREAK W7ZAP OK Mindy ur up… < K7KY

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Relay for K7KY…

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:mg:339 Please send only one message during Traffic round. We love radio related traffic and personal station items too, but our first priority

is traffic practice and we want to give all Ops the opportunity to TX/RX each week.

Comment Round for reception reports, observations, questions, comments. No traffic during Comments, please. TU K7KY

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W7ZAP TU Mindy BREAK I want to add that we are trying to keep the net flowing with more stations aboard than previously it means we sometime have to reassess our procedures and adapt… I can forget sometimes that not everyone is copying me 100% and they may not always know what portion of the net is active… I’m still a bit slow in the head tonight and it’s sometimes to keep up with net flow… ok lets look for late or visiting stations come now < K7KY

ALL ORCA Time now for the Comment round… we begin at the top with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP GOOD NET TONIGHT GLAD TO HAVE YOU BOTH BACK THX FOR THE EFFORT TO KEEP US ALL UP TO SPEED. YOU HAVE A VERY GOOD SIGNAL HERE IN PINE VALLEY 100 %

W1EEP Tnx Gene… BREAK WA7HHE Brad ur turn for comments… < K7KY

K7KY AND THE NET DE WA7HHE, Currenlty key down voltage on transmit is 13.2 VDC thought I run on battery power in solidarity with all the folks without power in New Orleans.

Doug and Mindy all the best as you two recover from illness, very much enjoy the net and copying everyone on the Waterfall.

73’s to all from Cedar City- Brad

sWA7HHE Nice gesture Brad ur also in league with K7KY & W&ZAP who only have solar/batt pwr BREAK KE6SLS OK Jaye.. it’s comment round over to you…. < K7KY

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ARS ke6sls @ 50 watts on the little dipole in Eureka! California

Flu has taken much of my energy and mind. But I will keep on

slogging through.

Humboldt county is in flood warning until Friday PM due to severe

storms through this whole weekend. The word is “SOGGY”!

L Mode changes were interesting. My system was able to cpy txID on the weak signals!

The ROSTER is great–without it, I wouldn’t know when to try xmtting since I have

no cpy on ncs .. this is where RELAY really shines out! TU all!

Here’s my traffic kb I sent tonight:

“de ke6sls

working to keep in the loop here Doug/ORCA. GooiEn3y on many of

you right now, not really any super strong signals.

NbHumboldt county is in flood watch at this moment until Friday PM. lots

of rain still heading out way, gust up to 75MPH inland. hold on to your

hats folks.. supposed to clear some for the weekend.

That’s it for me. hope you guyys here me okay. TU!

de ke6sls @ t50 watts.. oops, @ 50 watts.”

Best signal tonight was k6eta.

k7ky, s5, -7db, 100% early, qsb, p3, came up better cpy 8:15pm

w7zap2S7, 2db, 100% before net, -12db 0% cp by 7:40pm, partial cpy by 8:20pm

WA7HHE s5, -5db, 80%, 95% flmsg–YES, all off grid here in Eureka!

K7DV s6, -4db, 50-60% flamp relay

AF7OK partial cp olivia8-500, s6, -8db, 95% flamp

K6ETA s8, 12db, 100% kb & flmsg

W1EEP s6, -0db, 100% on his flamp confirm, 100% on flamp msg

N6IET s6, 2db, 100%

AL7BX s5, -8, 80%

That’s the report from Humboldt.

73,

Jaye ke6sls Eureka! California

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KE6SLS TU Jaye… I copied u abt 90% very good for our proximity, I think good rpt too.. BREAK K7DV Dave ur turn for comments… < K7KY

ok thanks to all of you who helped us over the last two weeks we sure miss doug and mindy with the way you guys do the nets so well here is a Joke of the day in short messge format

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7DV-20170208-042701Z-29_Forget_name_face.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.10

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K7DV 20170802043512

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K7DV 20170802042719

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[b64:start]

AUxaTUEAAAChXQAAQAAAHRtI46CsXbOLgOFFV95kyQ9bn1etagAhiZt5aW/aZoGX

bGcJbsTteBY2svCVwT6WBbyqV6bUCT0Q6JFYUM0ERnmiKoguVSSl04u+JjUN0ygI

16vLoQ5eP4KlsPsHbrfbUsdN+MMvzV6i9cUnjcYsvqsQAI8LgnWQBYvaEicLX1/o

83h0TXB97/9oz5tF9TAA

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K7DV Dave I think the band is messing with our comms tonight as on many nights pse read Mindy’s traffic tonight… we are trying to run 1 one traffic per net in Traffic session and comments and reception reports etc in this session, Comments.. Thanks for all the flowers and especially your concern and support.. we wouldn’t be having such a useful net without you and so many Ops like you tnx…

with all the macros I hv I haven’t yet made a macro for BREAK AF7OK Christine ur turn for comments etc… over < K7KY

AF7OK Christine… hw cpy? < K7KY

ALL ORCA Maybe a tech fault for AF7OK BREAKK6ETA Steve over to you for comments < K7KY

Doug and Mindy – as always a big thanks for giving us this opportunity to sharpen our skills. Also, thanks for Dave and Christine while you two were under the weather (my XYL and I recently got the bug too). Russian River is going to flood again tonight… but we’re used to it back to the pre-drought standard. All the best and 73s to all.

btu Doug K7KY < K6ETA TTFN and dit dit.

K6ETA RR Steve stay back from the river… thank you for the flowers and your participation in the net we’re all learning and learning very well, I think… I would not be as capable as I am w/o all the Ops who work with us each week I really appreciate the opportunity to work with this outstanding group of digital Ops.. my typing is suffering tonight… Hope you maintain good health BREAK

N6IET Rick ur turn for comments… over < K7KY

K7KY and ORCA de N6IET

Sorry I was late. Almost forgot it was Tuesday (again).

Running 50 watts this evening.

We had a bit of sporatic E this evening, which seems to enhance NVIS on 80 meters.

Signal reports:

K7KY 0 to 10 dB s/n 100% print

W1EEP 0 to 5 dB 100% and 100% flamp

WA7HHE 0 to 5 dB 100% but checksum errors in flmsg

KE6SLS -10 to -8 dB 50% but came up to 100% print during comments

K7DV -10 to -5 dB 70% No copy of flmsg

AF7OK 3 to 8 dB 100%

K6ETA 0 to 5 dB 100%

W7ZAP -10 to -5 dB 70%

Thanks to Doug and Mindy for doing the net!

73 de N6IET K

N6IET Tnx Rick this is a good time to say I don’t see too many Ops using shorthand on the net except me… I hope it doesn’t confuse anyone. it’s just CW shorthand and very common in Amateur radio.. ur all welcome to use CW shorthand on the net.. BREAK AL7BX < K7KY George… I hope you will be forgiving me for missing you on the Traffic round… I’m not quite up to speed tonight… my

error… I won’t miss you for Traffic next week.. any comments tonight? < K7KY

De AL7BX has no traffic prepared…AND SHOW ME AS CLOSING, EVENING MEDS KICKED IN, TNX GOOD EXERCISE BTU

AL7BX < K7KY FB George… I understand meds.. )-: Hope to see you next week… thanks for coming 73 BREAK Over to Mindy W7ZAP for comments and reception report… < K7KY

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

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W7ZAP 20170802044947

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20170102034410

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:mg:876 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) s/n=12dB

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLDIGI (S9) s/n=14dB

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD (S7) s/n=-4dB

K7DV 100% copy KBD, 0% FLMSG, (S8) s/n=11dB

AF7OK 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9) s/n=2dB

KR7KR 100% copy KBD

KG7PBX 100% copy KBD (S9)

K6ETA 100% copy KBD, WFid, FLMSG (S9 +20) s/n=10dB

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

N6IET 100% copy KBD (S9 +10) s/n=12dB

AL7BX 100% copy KBD (S9) s/n=12dB

Great to see Linda KG7PBX and George AL7BX on the net again :-). That was a challenging net! My FLAMP disappeared & had to reboot just before the FLAMP exercise. Thanks again to Dave K7DV for all the relay work. Never fails that I learn how to do things more efficiently each net, that’s pretty cool. Great to see all on the WF. Hope to see you all again soon.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP SK

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W7ZAP Tu Mindy BREAK are there any late check-ins? < K7KY

Any more comments or observations, even questions before we close? < K7KY

W7ZAp

W7ZAP Go Mindy… < K7KY

Having issues over here!! Just wanted to say to K7DV that I did copy his last FLMSG.

Thanks Doug BTU < W7ZAP

ALL ORCA Thanks to every one for their patience when things are not smooth last chance to comments… and if anyone didn’t fill Gene W1EEP’s file you can get if follow ing end of net.. < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 02/07/2017 20:56 PST

Thanks for committing your time and

attention to working with us tonight.

We hope to see you again next week;

‘Practice makes Perfect’ (-:

GE & 73 < K7KY NCS

k7ky de K7dv goood job buddy now go and get some more rest unless you cant sleep and that can be a horrible situation thanks for the flowers and 73 de K7dv

9K7DV RR Dave I can’t say how much Mindy & I appreciate your support We really have a great team of digital ops here and I can’t thank them enough either… I’ve learned so much about digital traffic handling working with the ORCA group… being good at digital traffic is much more than just knowing how to work the software and radio equipment… thanks again and I’ll see you here on th

e net next week or before on this freq 73 Doug K7KY sk

ok buddy ur all too kind and yes this is very good training for upcvomming things stay dry and hope you dont get any flosdding down there..

break ttyl de K7dv 73 sk

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ORCA DIGITAL NET -California Grid Down Event 10/Oct/19Check-ins: 9 Stations: KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR W7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA K7KY Doug Brookings,OR [...]

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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
14.066 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


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

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

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
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
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Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
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