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ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/Aug/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out at 2000
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Last night’s net was a bit unusual with mistakes and doubles. The band favored most stations last night, but some drop-outs occurred making difficult copy for some. I made a couple minor errors at the beginning of the net, then the FLAMP round had a couple of glitches. During the REPORT round two stations replied with TRAFFIC instead of a report. These things happen. It’s really remarkable how well we usually work together.

The TRAFFIC round had a great response to the weekly FLAMP exercise with 6 out of 7 receiving stations responding.

Do you use balanced feedline(300,450,600ohm) or coax for HF wire ants?

5 stations use coax and 2 stations use balanced feedlines.
(Jaye KE6SLS uses 450 ohm feedline for TX & coax + filter for RX)

Doug KA7FOO won’t be participating with us for the next couple of weeks; he’s teaching classes at his Regional EOC Station KR7EOC. He hopes to to check in&out in-between classes.

A picture is worth 1,000 words… check out the ORCA test images Ops received. Howard KB6NN emailed a screen capture of his test image, copied on his dummy load at a distance of 100 miles! Howard explained he tuned up his 100W Kenwood rig, then switched to his 5W Yaesu 817, placing his Kenwood on the dummy load. Kenwood-Dummy also copied Doug K7KY@ 5W, local station Jaye KE6SLS, with some light copy on other stations. Nice receiver Howard!

RX: W1EEP UT RX: KE6SLS CA RX: KB6NN CA
(Dummy Load)

Thanks for practicing with us. I enjoy working with you all. Have a great week and hope to see you on the WF soon.
73,

Mindy W7ZAP

 

————- Net Log ————–

KB6NN

KB6NN < W7ZAP GE Howard are you checking in? < W7ZAP

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K
Just tuning up.. Now off to dinner… de KB6NN

KB6NN RR Howard 73 < W7ZAP
W1EEP < W7ZAP GE Gene you checking in tonight? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP THAT IS CORRECT GOOD TO HERE YOU ARE UP EARLY THX

Yes, on freq and getting ready… saw ur callsign and wasn’t sure if you were ck-ing in or looking for someone TU Gene < W7ZAP

W7ZAP, Mindy put me behind W1EEP, I can never seem to keep up with that guy de WA7HHE

WA7
Commercial/Generator (auto)
QRU

WA7HHE RR Brad I hv you listed following Gene.. I think I may have double w/ the end of ur TX. Did you say ur running on a generator? BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de W7GBB
Bob, Renton, WA
80 watts
Commercial/Generator (auto)
QRU

W7GBB RR Bob I have you QRU TU < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP
last station agn pls < W7ZAP
Last station again please < W7ZAP

W7ZAP W7ZAP de N7SND Cedar City, Utah

N7SND RR Larry GE < W7ZAP

I will be late checking in, maybe in&out. de KB6NN

KB6NN RR Howard Thnx for the heads up < W7ZAP

< K7KY

K7KY GE Doug TU < W7ZAP
Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP
KB6NN < W7ZAP Howard are you on freq? < W7ZAP

ORCA de ke6sls ke6sls checking in.

KE6SLS GE Jaye your on the log TU < W7ZAP
AG7RV RR Dick TU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < AG7RV

I will be in and out tonight.

AG7RV RR Dick in&out 73 < W7ZAP

W7ZAP W7ZAP
de KD7CL KD7CL
Craig
0223Z
Riverton, Or
Long wire <25 watts>
No traffic No traffic in & out
<73>

KD7CL GE Craig in&out 73 < W7ZAP
N6IET
Rick in Los Angele2ne 35 watts
QNX at 2000 PSE K

N6IET RR Rick out @ 2000 TU < W7ZAP

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Early ORCA Check-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out at 2000
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP

ORCA :i& Out toni ÷[utv qMÝvÉz jFOO

KA7FOO

(double)
my ‘2000 BMW 323i)

< K6ETA

KA7FOO RR Doug in&out tonite 73 BREAK
K6ETA I have you ckecked in TU < W7ZAP

Negative. I will be here for the net.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO RR thnx for the clarification BREAK
Who was in&out … there was a double < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K6ETA
GE Mindy,
I’ll be In & Out tonight as I’m up to my elbows in grease (head gasket project for my ‘2000 BMW 323i)
< K6ETA

K6ETA RR Steve … nice model too! CU next time TU BREAK
Any more? < W7ZAP

8/15/2017 19:30 Pacific Summer Time
QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80’

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
Software by Dave W1HKJ: 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. Practice makes perfect!

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
4) Weekly FLAMP exercise

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

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

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID, AFC
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone*
* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.
FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< W7ZAP

<STX>
B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140;  < W7ZAP

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 15 August 2017

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex36.txt’, an
FLMSG/FLAMP exercise using the BLANK form. Complete the exercise
instructions and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC using FLAMP,
or send your own practice traffic, or QRU.

The FLAMP exercises provide experience in parsing instructions on-the
-fly and working within your PC file system while engaged in net
activities.

Exercise instructions direct u to change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’ on the FLAMP
TX tab. This tells the net the msg is to NCS and they don’t need to
complete the message as they would a msg addressed to, ‘ORCA DIGITAL
NET’. Only NCS will REPORT & fill a msg to ‘NCS’.

Last week, lightning caused some to miss mode change during the weekly
FLAMP exercise. We’ll try sending mode change IDs twice. This is done
easily with the macro tag . Check it out.

If you change mode for your traffic, remember to activate TxID so all
stations follow automatically.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

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:mg:453 ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/Aug/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out at 2000
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

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ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

{99A0}FLAMP 2.2.03
{99A0}20170814234147:ex36.txt
{99A0}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{99A0}381 6 64
{99A0:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open
{99A0:2} the BLANK form. Save your file as, ‘URCALL_ex36.b2s. Copy this
{99A0:3} question to the file and add ur answer.

Do you use balanced fe
{99A0:4}edline(300,450,600ohm) or coax for HF wire ants?

In TRAFFIC rou
{99A0:5}nd, send this file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your own practice
{99A0:6} msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

{99A0:EOF}
{99A0: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 : ex36.txt
{99A0}3
DE W1EEP K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex36.txt
{99A0}6
DE WA7HHE K

W7GBB

N7SND

K7KY x,rs {f l =tuwzkS27z2kwy/3c0u
rMFQqhm5+7s
pOvWvQSYS5ujznACQqqdNvXoLIQPREuPD7jIsk8fopc9geVUOn/Hip52cW4RUpMd
e5EEhBC5ljN6E5ZrPEBN8NzZqZPnWB0XJO6TDzzTAWckOiSHp8zlsUDV1iGIabJI
RHxt+2S8gfM/+Pi8KieoziCNmy33ZZ3WUuhP3utEUPqLEa/ZgMNo5PhUIwepZIQd
Bayrb6zlpjYjDJL7njOrp2/4Wb3msgaTNVKxjfMF924xqFUzlzSj5qR/VIbF0H5b
4Q+cQww06gMcoz4XG0w7cCDsSSCInRVpFCZZ6LkErab0YL2KP0uK7Ua4BHzoZz2z
Bg9WhfrVo2AI+6+jw94XD0G61X/5dkI87Z1qgWSHDlKImcTiF1cbgA

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP We are still in the FLAMP report round BREAK

K7KY

no FLAMP copy sr < K7KY

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex36.txt
{99A0}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

BREAK

BREAK go < W7ZAP

DE KB6NN
File : ex36.txt
{99A0}CONFIRMED
DE KB6NN K

KB6NN < W7ZAP Howard I looked for you at the beginning and didnt hear from you & listed you as in&out. Hard to both be here and not here Thnx for REPORT will you be here for rest of net? BTU < W7ZAP

Deep fades not always copying you… may be back in later de KB6NN

N6IET

DE N6IET
File : ex36.txt
{99A0}CONFIRMED
DE N6IET K

DE KA7FOO
File : ex36.txt
{99A0}CONFIRMED
DE KA7FOO K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

{99A0}FLAMP 2.2.03
{99A0:3} question to the file and add ur answer.

Do you use balanced fe
{99A0:6} msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

{99A0:EOF}
{99A0:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

DE W1EEP
File : ex36.txt
{99A0}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

DE WA7HHE
File : ex36.txt
{99A0}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

NCS DE 7GBB

{C97D}FLAMP 2.2.03
{C97D}20170816024226:W7GBB_Coax.b2s
{C97D}7GBB Renton, WA CN87wm
{C97D}233 4 64
{C97D}Feedline
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{C97D:4}0aTnNOnS0uR1XeG0o4cQ+YmP4STwcA=
[b64:end] {C97D:EOF}
{C97D:EOT}

NCS DE 7GBB K

N7SND

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Well that concludes the FLAMP exercise tonight. I think the band is up/dn and causing some difficulties following net layout for REPORTS BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

Next is the TRAFFIC round we begin with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W1EEP Gene ur up for traffic round < W7ZAP

QST DE W1EEP

{7EF5}FLAMP 2.2.03
{7EF5}20170816025138:ex36 URCALL.txt
{7EF5}W1EEP DM37DJ
{7EF5}87 2 64
{7EF5:1}.
I USE COAX FOR THE ANT HOOK UP I HAVE DELTA LOOP AND A G5RV.
{7EF5:2} THX FOR THE NET W1EEP
{7EF5:EOF}
{7EF5:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

DE W7ZAP
File : ex36 URCALL.txt
{7EF5}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

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:inc:24 Weekly Training Exercise
:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET
:p1:28 Digital Traffic Training Net
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:p2:7 RADO Op
:d1:8 08/15/17
:t1:6 19:58L
:sb:32 Everything failed in an instant.
:s1:6 WA7HHE
:p3:7 RADO Op
:mg:678 Severed lines snuffed out power to the command center directing the emergency response to the deadly Gatlinburg wildfires the night of Nov. 28 and plunged firefighting and rescue efforts into darkness and chaos.

High winds and roaring flames about 8:30 p.m. disabled cell towers, melted fiber-optic cables, disrupted digital radio signals and shut down phone lines. Backup systems and protocols failed. With more than 1,000 radios on Sevier County’s 10-channel Kenwood emergency radio system, police, fire and rescue messages choked the system with a flood of traffic.
Full story:http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Gatlinburg-Wildfire-Records-Tell-Story-of-Chaos-Confusion.html
[WRAP:chksum 4DE2][WRAP:end] … end

TU Brad BREAK
Bob W7GBB checked in QRU so we move on to Larry N7SND < W7ZAP

N7SND
I guess we lost Larry, Howard is in&out we go next to Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

NCS DE K7KY

{7F4C}FLAMP 2.2.03
{7F4C}20170816015738:K7KY_ex36.b2s
{7F4C}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub
{7F4C}249 4 80
{7F4C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADJXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTDxI20qn0Dpv9JNzQsONPQtNf4PFWuXID
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{7F4C:4}[b64:end] {7F4C:EOF}
{7F4C:EOT}

DE K7KY K

DE W7ZAP
File : K7KY_ex36.b2s
{7F4C}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

TU Doug BREAK
Next we go to Jaye KE6SLS < W7ZAP

ORCA de ke6sls
TU Mindy. Here’s my msg tonight:

NCS DE ke6sls

{D0B0}FLAMP 2.2.03
{D0B0}20170816024818:ke6sls_ex36.b2s
{D0B0}ke6sls Eureka, California
{D0B0}573 3 256
{D0B0}2nites ex file
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{D0B0:2}crVh7kJ7EKX26FsOfgYlU8QVw/L+oEoVDgBfnaFlEJ713+CvydxJcM5syi4tXTWO4sGEg+49wBxNnGuMA4PVUnPHfRKxCRowBWep2vTMoKMOMnZRC49+e+G9
BDTzvZGWlvn3xjxngEmN8IDcp/KM6yjQD/5f7vLzOS4bYy0YXmZATNZhMHOoPRZsGTwUE17cPgcZk23mspAdWTzWTD17zyVAwtIoWp39sCTFAux6lwCAqy+AUVBERHXjx7StqKxl
{D0B0:3}0q1+3RCxGXuBsXlJHv0wrbllS97MKSXmTztXmOe+bhtxg+UAmc=
[b64:end] {D0B0:EOF}
{D0B0:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

DE W7ZAP
File : ke6sls_ex36.b2s
{D0B0}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Up next is Doug KA7FOO < W7ZAP

NCS DE KA7FOO

{7241}FLAMP 2.2.03
{7241}20170816024217:KA7FOO-Ex36.b2s
{7241}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09
{7241}321 6 64
{7241:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADyXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS9k9m0qn0Dpq/fpoe
{7241:2}LFRSSEYoOxrO9x9B+a55YVQd2V6sAY8YTpEX8Hy/kzg9ammMHx3dj/nwv4aLS7CR
{7241:3}pFHakTf+pxFc+U2TOOVow0R7fipB5sT6E8zPqQB2Dpvz9KTr+/l00pnAFkByyZOX
{7241:4}KbL7dlNor/QXWPzH7tp+MTnDMNu9iJW8Ax0gBR3sKsY1eiCMbu9qPJIWtUvG2oUU
{7241:5}lv2gP23FCSG9xVyqqqIwzS403MD+myA+S50Mgtr7YIW2cUWsrkPQA==
[b64:end
{7241:6}] {7241:EOF}
{7241:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

DE W7ZAP
File : KA7FOO-Ex36.b2s
{7241}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K7DV

K7DV GE Dave will you be with us for the comment round? BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K7DV roger i have a rewturn answer to net question If I can whever de K7dv

RR pls go now < W7ZAP

NCS W7ZAP DE K7DV

{1DF6}FLAMP 2.2.03
{1DF6}20170816025514:ex36.txt
{1DF6}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ
{1DF6}117 2 64
{1DF6}ORCA FLdigi Net Practice
{1DF6:1}[b64:start]RmlsZSBleDM2LnR4dCANCmFuc3dlcg0KDQpJIHVzZSBjb2F4IHRvI
{1DF6:2}GEgZGlhcG9sZSB0aGF0cyBpdCANCiAgRGUgSzdEVg==
[b64:end] {1DF6:EOF}
{1DF6}20170816025514:ex36.txt
{1DF6}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ
{1DF6}117 2 64
{1DF6}ORCA FLdigi Net Practice
{1DF6:1}[b64:start]RmlsZSBleDM2LnR4dCANCmFuc3dlcg0KDQpJIHVzZSBjb2F4IHRvI
{1DF6:2}GEgZGlhcG9sZSB0aGF0cyBpdCANCiAgRGUgSzdEVg==
[b64:end] {1DF6:EOF}
{1DF6:EOT}

DE K7DV K

DE W7ZAP
File : ex36.txt
{1DF6}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

K7DV < W7ZAP Dave you will follow KA7FOO in the Comment round BREAK
Next is the COMMENT round and we begin with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

7ZAP DE W1EEP Good net the band was good for the Cedar City group and for you but the rest is very weak always enjoy and hope Doug is getting better 73’s
to all

WA7HHE K7KY < W7ZAP

ORCA NET DE WA7HHE, BUSY TODAY INSTALLING NBEMS SOFTWARE ON OUR EOC COMPUTERS, PREPARING FOR OUR MOUNTAIN FIRE ROAD RACE THIS WEEKEND. GOOD TO SEE EVERYONE CHECKING INTO THE NET THIS EVENING. GOT TO HAND IT TO GENE W1EEP BEING ABLE TO RESPOND TO TONIGHTS ASSIGNMENT BEING FIRST ON THE LIST.
THIS AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR NOT THAT FAST THIS EVENING.

THANKS TO YOU MINDY AND DOUG FOR ALL YOUR TIME FOR NBEMS PRACTICE.

BEST TO ALL THIS EVENING, BRAD WA7HHE

RR on the comments yes! gene really di it tonight very fast! BREAK
Over to Bob W7GBB < W7ZAP

de W7GBB

A few weeks ago I noticed my Carolina Windom 80 was NOT resonating. I found that the south east end had become disconnected from the rope.

I repaired it by wrapping the end of the antenna wire around an ABS vent on the roof.

I will really fix it LATER!

de W7GBB

­FB Bob TU BREAK
Next is Larry N7SND < W7ZAP

Guess we lost Larry… moving on we go to Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

< K7KY tu Mindy no comments tonight < K7KY

RR Doug good to have you back on the WF BREAK
Next we go to Jaye KE6SLS < W7ZAP

ORCA de ke6sls

TU Mindy. Howard was here too, but there was a double, he did hhave tfc but
we can do what we need to … I think there was some cornfusion! :)

Anyway, comments to follow!

YEAH! I’m not first on the list tonight! :)

ARS ke6sls is running 50 watts tonight to the usual low, short inverted dipole.

MUST HURRY, I’M UP NEXT. . .

w7zap, s9+, 12db, p5 (actually, best ever image!),
KD7CL, ?, ?, 100% kb
KA7FOO, s5, -4, 100% kb, 43% flamp
K6ETA, s7, 2db, 100% kb
k7ky, s9, 6db, 100% flamp
w1eep, s5, 2db, 100% flamp
wa7hhe, s7, -5db, 95% flmsg
N7SND, nc
K7DV, s5, -5db, 100%kb, 100% flamp x2
w7gbb, s6, 4db, 100% kb cp

Good to see you on tonight Doug, tu for checking in with me Monday on
our Humboldt digi net! Good work om!

VERY nice to hear many more stations tonight!

Had a bit of my TRI-TIP that I bbq’d this weekend for supper along with
a crisp salad. I finished just in time for ORCA net!

I am experimenting with my pre-amp. I think it is actually helping
the digital copy tonight. It is useless on nights with lightning!

That’s it from Lake Whatchamacallit, very near Myrtle Town, USA!

de ke6sls 73 all, have a GREAT WEEK.

FB Jaye great report TU BREAK
We go to Doug KA7FOO < W7ZAP

Pic file was fairly good, better in the past.

I will not be in the net next week and the week
following. I will be teaching a couple classes.
But there is chance that I might check in&out
during the second class. Both classes starts at
1800 hours held at the Regional EOC, Station
KR7EOC. To which I need to repair the 80/40
meter antenna in the next couple of days!

Tonight is the first net that I received all
stations Traffic at 100%.

Thanks Mindy and Doug for this net.

KA7FOO

FB Doug we’ll look forward to seeing you on the WF when you can . Thnx for the report BREAK
We go to Dave KA7FOO K7DV < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de K7DV good to be back in the saddle I made some adjustments to my schedule and can be here most times… I was having withdrawals hope doug keeps healing well God bless you all,,, also Mindy is doing a fantastic Job/ also way too many people here already for the eclipse its nuts here. 73’s to all de K7dv…

Good to CU agn Dave. Yes I bet its crazy for the eclipse… Will be fun to do radio then too. BREAK

Lets see if Howard is still with us KB6NN < W7ZAP

Yes I am here!!! not much to say. 73…
< KB6NN

Howard … tough band condx BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

Any questions or comments before we close? < W7ZAP

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 8/15/2017 20:22 Pacific Summer Time

Thanks for committing your time and attention
to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next week.
‘Practice makes Perfect’
73 < W7ZAP NC

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:mg:481 ORCA DIGITAL NET 15/Aug/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out at 2000
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

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Great work Mindy. TU for the net tonight, and best to Doug.
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP TU Jaye… was a bit tougher tonite! And will pass along to Doug 73 < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K7DV very nice copy here mindy and a very nice job also how long is that diapole u have over there break de K7dv

K7DV < W7ZAP Good sig here Dave . Ur S9+. I’m on Doug’s ant and it is 180ft. ” 80ft BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K7DV very fb dont want to keep you that antenna is a keeper… 73 gud nitr de K7dv

Yes it is goog. We have plans to rebuild mine – looking forward to that :-)
Doug says Hi. See you agn soon Dave 73 < W7ZAP

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03/DEC/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Dec/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 23 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA in&out W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA [...]

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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
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

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