15/MAR/16 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET, Report 15/mar/16

Check-ins: 14
Stations:

ID Name QTH
KB6NN Howard in&out Eureka, CA
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA
KF7VWT Gene Pine Valley,Utah
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K6WSJ Steve in&out Venice, CA
W0KCF Kevin in&out Damascus,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
NX6D David Pleasanton,CA
K7IFG Ken Beavercreek,OR
NX6DX John Ukiah,CA
K7KY Doug NCS Brookings,OR

Another interesting net. My second net in a row with PC/kbd woes. I have some serious troubleshooting to do. Some key or key combination sets off the Announcement macro instantly. It happened numerous times tonight. Yuck! Another key combo makes my screen go totally white for a second. Like an explosion, then all normal again except me. I’m rattled. Yet another mystery key opens the terminal window. All very distracting. All this hassle has awakened me to the importance of digital keyboarding. I’m probably the best example of hasty typing and correcting. Smooth and accurate typing is an important digital skill. We’ve not emphasized this on the net.

Timely and coherent typing is important to handling digital traffic. You will usually be keyboarding with your partners to send and receive traffic. Similar to CW, we strive for clear and concise exchanges. I think we do well. QSO’s are different. There’s time to be more expressive. I head the lineup for typing practice. I do most of the net typing and have lots of room for improvement. Jaye KE6SLS is a good example of brisk and accurate.

Nice to have Brad WA7HHE and Gene KF7VWT join us from UT. Both had solid signals. David NX6D was back after a few months off. He always has a great signal. David noticed the changes in the net. Much has changed over winter; all to the good, I think.

Did you notice Ken K7IFG and John NX6DX printing their ID on the waterfall? It makes my job easier. I can see stations that want in while I’m listening to another station on 1500wf. The wfID macro is explained at the website macro page. Give it a spin.

Our FLAMP REPORT routine is working well. It take a little time for new members to catch the flow, but most have acclimated quickly . Many Ops new to ORCA are already familiar with FLAMP and synchronize with the net quickly. Really, it’s a treat working with all of you. Learning all the intricacies of digital communication is challenging; putting it all together to work seamlessly with others is the polish on the apple, so to speak. It’s the art of digital communications and it’s inspiring when it flows smoothly as it did tonight. Impressive digital networking.

Unintentionally, we are bucking a general trend in Amateur digital nets with every check-in sending practice traffic or keyboarding in rotation. It makes the net protocol more complex and requires more focus and attention. An emergency digital net would be similar with the exception of roundtable traffic. Formal traffic would pass between two stations off net freq and the overall thru-put would be greater and more efficient. Hopefully, practice on ORCA will lead to the skills you want for digital QSOs and nets. If an emergency brings NCS to your keyboard, you’ll be ready.

If you haven’t already, please review the double-reducing tips from Ken K7IFG and Bob W7GBB about using a 1.5sec tuning tone just prior to transmitting. It’s most useful sent briefly from a macro, enabling you to quickly determine if another stations is transmitting before you send. If we all do this it will definitely reduce doubles. If you a send 1.5sec tone by macro, don’t enable pre-TX tone on the Config tab. No need to send the tone twice. We’ll demonstrate this concept next net.

Next net, Don WA6NBG will wait at our old freq for any Ops that didn’t get the word. I hope to have the website updated by then too. Most of my website files are stuck on the old XP machine right now.

Thanks to everyone who came out to work with us tonight. It was a good net and I enjoyed working with you. Hope to see you again next week. 73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ———————————-

WA6NBG GE Don ur on the log. < K7KY KB6NN Howard checked in&out < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

K7KY de W7GBB W7GBB

W7GBB GE Bob ur on the log < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

KF7VWT Gene Phillips Pine Valley, Utah NO TRAFFIC

IN & OUT

KF7VWT GE Gene ur on the log… you can keyboard during traffic round… < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

k7ky de ke6sls checking in om

KE6SLS GE Jaye ur on the log.. tu < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

K7KY de N6IET
You’re pretty weak in Los Angeles this evening, Doug.
Checking in.

last station agn pse missed the beginning tu < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

K7KY de N6IET
You’re pretty weak this evening, Doug.
BTU Doug K7KY de N6IET k

N6IET GE Rick I’m surprised you hear me at all qrp by mistake.. now 35w tu fer the ckin…. any more? < K7KY

Before RSID: <>

k7ky de wa7hhe Brad in Cedar City one practice/announcement message AR

WA7HHE < K7KY GE BRad ok ur on fer traffic any more checkins? < K7KY
Before RSID: <>
K6WSJ in&out – monitoring and learning from Venice CA 73

K6WSJ GE Steve OK ur in&out tonight tu fer the ckin… any more early? < K7KY

03/15/2016 19:30 PDT
Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET Doug K7KY NCS
Brookings, Oregon http://orcadigitalnet.com

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p on 3.5825+1500(new)
Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP – MFSK-32

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.
The net connects digital Amateur Operators with common interest
in training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors welcome.

New to ORCA? See the ‘Quick Start Guide’ @ orcadigitalnet.com

FLMSG/FLAMP & KEYBOARD stations check-in with your
‘CALLSIGN’ only. First time?: Please include NAME & QTH.

Monitoring stations may check in&out with: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’.
Monitors are not called during net. To comment, send your
CALLSIGN in comment round.

After check-in, stand-by while NCS generates the rotation list.

NCS transmits test image
NCS transmits Rotation list
NCS transmits Announcements

NCS calls each station in order for traffic or keyboard *

Next, a round of copy reports, observations, and comments
(keyboard or BLANKFORM as you like)

Closing Announcement

* LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID.
Enable: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

Have FLAMP open. FLAMP traffic is followed with
a round of FLAMP REPORTs and one fill. < K7KY

Before RSID: <>

W0KCF W0KCF Kevin Fox with traffic kn

 

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]2.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20161603023348
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454

:mg:261 ORCA DIGITAL NET EARLY check-in/rotation:

KB6NN Howard in&out
WA6NBG Don
W7GBB Bob
KF7VWT Gene Pine Valley, Utah
KE6SLS Jaye
K6IET Rick
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City, UT
K6WSJ Steve in&out
W0KCF Kevin
W7ZAP Mindy
K7KY Doug NCS

[WRAP:chksum 31B5][WRAP:end] … end

ORCA DIGITAL NET Check-in:
Send your CALLSIGN only or
print it either side of 1500wf.
Monitoring only?: send your
CALLSIGN IN&OUT. < K7KY

Before RSID: <>

NX6D

NX6D < K7KY GE David nice to see you any more checkins? < K7KY Looks like I got most checkins early tonight sorry for the kbd errors I just brought this kbd home and it’s a bit strange yet… Tonight we move to 3.5825 for the future and I hope we leave behind the QRM Let’s move to 3.5825 now and welll continue from there. QSAY to 3.57

Announcements 15/Mar/16

NEW ORCA SKED/FOOPs new kbd i guess… anyway lets qsy to 3.5825 now cu there and we’ll continue with the net < K7KY
K7IFG GE Ken welcomme to the new freq.. ur on the log < K7KY

ke6sls test

KE6SLS ur good Jaye… < K7KY I’ll wait another minute for everyone to tune in and next I’ll send the signal test image and then
the rotation order… stand by < K7KY

<IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/odn/ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:144×140;I accidentyly interruptedd the T
X here it comes again.. < K7KY
<IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/odn/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY^
ALL ORCA any more checkins? < K7KY 0g[itttjl ³n enagain please < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

Lots of QRM here, would like in and out w0kcf

W0KCF < K7KY OK Kevin.. sorry for the condx hope it get better cu 73 < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]2.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20161603024648
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454

:mg:282 ORCA DIGITAL NETk-in/rotation:

KB6NN Howard in&out
WA6NBG Don
W7GBB Bob
KF7VWT Gene Pine Valley, Utah
KE6SLS Jaye
K6IET Rick
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City, UT
K6WSJ Steve in&out
W0KCF Kevin in&out
W7ZAP Mindy
NX6D David
K7IFG Ken

K7KY Doug NCS

[WRAP:chksum 1DE8][WRAP:end] … end

Remember, we skip the in&out stations during traffic round… < K7KY

Announcements 15/Mar/16

NEW ORCA SKED/FREQ: still 1930p, now 0230z, 3.5825+1500

Weekly Net Report/Log: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
Reports are posted to the website. For email notice of Reports
and events, send email address to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

As net participation increases, we plan to split the group after
Announcements and general interest bulletins. Jaye KE6SLS or
Ken K7IFG will take half the group to another frequency and both
groups will continue with traffic and comment rounds. Groups
will conclude independantly.

No practice message? Send the ORCA image (available for
download at the website). It’s good practice and enables other
Ops to evaluate signals and band condx. It only takes about 50sec.

Checking in late? Send your CALLSIGN during a lull or print it
on the waterfall. Leaving early? Send NCS a 73. TU < K7KY

ALL ORCA With only 9 stations with traffic/keyboard tonight we won’t try the split… Let’s begin traffic round with Don WA6NBG over
to you, Don… < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-11.213]1.1.32
:hdr_fm:22
WA6NBG 20161603025002
:hdr_ed:22
WA6NBG 20161603025001

:to:31 Eureka Emergency VHF Net & ORCA
:fm:10 Don WA6NBG
:d1:8 03/14/16
:t1:5 2321Z
:sb:45 Bulletins and Annoucements for March 14, 2016
:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG
:mg:632 Humboldt EmComm meeting Thursday, March 17th at the Eureka downtown fire station conference room at 1900L. Door is
usually locked. Call on 146.460 MHz to have someone answer the door.

Earthquake Awareness Week March 20th through March 26th. Radio check-ins on VHF & HF morning of Wednesday 23rd.

Events in May:

Avenue of the Giants Marathon, Sunday, May 1st.
Tour of the Unknown Coast, Saturday, May 7th.
Kenetic Sculpture Race, May 28,29,30.

Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to wa6nbg@yahoo.com or via Packet to WA6NBG @
W6ZZK-1 on 145.050 MHz.

This ends the digital message for March 14th.
[WRAP:chksum 8B58][WRAP:end] … end

W7GBB OK Bob your turn… < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

K7KY de W7GBB

I am printing even the weak stations here. Here is the little blank form.

Before RSID: <>
that is all de w7gbb k

OK Bob tu BREAK KF7VWT over to Gene in PIne Valle , UT < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

DE K7KY KF7VWT I HAVE NO TRAFFIC AT THIS TIME JUST GLAD TO JOIN THE NET FROM PINE VALLEY UTAH
#
KF7VWT FB Gene you don’t need any special traffic either you’re welcome to send messages or kbd to the net… it’s
all about digitla practice BREAK over to JayeKE6SLS < K7KY Jaye may not be with us… he’s waiting for communications from
his family and may have left quickly… we’ll move o

Announcements 15/Mar/16

Yuckl! this new kbd is messing me up… over to N6IET in LA, CA go ahead Rick < K7KY
Before RSID: <>

K7KY de
Before RSID: <>
campus with a great view of the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop.
My LOC grid is DM04sb.

I got my original Novice ticket in 1960 at age 15, so you can figure
out my age. I went QRT for 21 years and got back on in late 2014.
I’m a big fan of CW, as well as some of the digital modes.
My rig is a refurbished 1988-vintage IC-761 running about 20 watts.
My antenna is a Hy-Gain AV-680 on the roof of my apartment building
about 70 feet above street level, thanks to my benevolent landlord!
I’m using Fldigi 3.23.07 on an older MacBook to a SignaLink USB.
You can find more information about me at QRZ.com.
BTU Doug K7KY de N6IET k

N6IET FB Rick & tu BRAK

Announcements 15/Mar/16

NEW ORCA SK
GE John NX6DX ur on the log and on the roster just after Ken K7IFG sorry for the weird interruptions my kbd sends something that sets off a macro… I don’t know yet, why.. BREAK over to BRAD WA7HHE < K7KY

Before RSID: <>

k7ky de wa7hhe messsage follows sending through FLAMP

Before RSID: <>
DE WA7HHE

{3659}FLAMP 2.2.03
{3659}20160316010702:PANDEMIC_SET.b2s
{3659}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
{3659}817 13 64
{3659}PANDEMIC SET
{3659:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAOVXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BywW2T7vN1zb6W/6
{3659:2}RSHBBKq4k9I5Kxao2YJ5yPUB3OkMYesm93IAL5zxjGGQyAysTQh19A1E5TW0bjy6
{3659:3}EtvK2huzCutb9XNvU9tBlOgfBFqvQrqN8wnpen0fodtdJR96p0RKr4+0rG1S5PRR
{3659:4}ZajkaSZkLaARm+3cTsZOf2kjKR1gLk1lAx3ix+n+yyMkexh4QdLBpJuuQ6EK+4Sd
{3659:5}jCsE5uVDJIONkNzL63Vhse2f949vuGcPYfgYduBH3DLsC07qh7pfBZgSn6yRZy59
{3659:6}EdXQKc35O/iRFk11v8G8ijqRfD3qNx39UdRbryqVKPLYIgqbc4OQYfukfVDi3jLc
{3659:7}smyo3IFKZ2cQLJPTUUK9UDGzU/BGS1ueDe/gyYLl5exafCugrM8DO/49Vl8oesoc
{3659:8}IDKnS8cnhILdrouSK60H43AvBMnOSyp3hzEHeJiDe0b9Idksohs3ebEmpjbl0MtY
{3659:9}vJZPZ6+YmL74jAkHZJwnpEwAl8NLXhz5PT+BVxRrdylYSYXF8fRdfAg6zW7MZkhj
{3659:10}2B55mzGER0MET7iNrf9FtOEqTiZSJECoSPHN3G0+TJLCRALvAuOu6PSEsqYcaMKL
{3659:11}Xk1FfNW2x7H54CVM6ZYRa8T7LMe/9/FY3nlOl1b1k0fXxUo3rEAaA9vUsQZeWoqZ
{3659:12}K3saO6VfPoZt+kGtVyKrcGXhAVULcLmgdTNLk1PirvWh3nbPO9PomHoRPR8Zg1U5
{3659:13}+RHJ1c58NWWX5UQm2ku051t7etWiULarhqWBPyg
[b64:end] {3659:EOF}
{3659:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

ALL ORCA OK for the new Ops here for FLAMP REP)ORTs i will go around the group and send your callsign only.. Please send your report or send no flamp when wjhen we get back to Brad he’ll send the fills if you don’t fill, you can fill after the net closes… if you need more than 5blocks, wait until afte net.. ok first station W7ZAP

Before RSID: <>
DE W7ZAP
File : PANDEMIC_SET.b2s
{3659}3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
DE W7ZAP K

NX6D

Before RSID: <>
No FLAMP today, de NX6D k

K7IFG
Before RSID: <>
DE K7IFG
File : PANDEMIC_SET.b2s
{3659}CONFIRMED
DE K7IFG K

NX6DX
Before RSID: <>
DE NX6DX
File : PANDEMIC_SET.b2s
{3659}CONFIRMED
DE NX6DX K

WA6NBG

DE WA6NBG
File : PANDEMIC_SET.b2s
{3659}6 7
DE WA6NBG K

W7GBB

Before RSID: <>
DE W7GBB
File : PANDEMIC_SET.b2s
{3659}CONFIRMED
DE W7GBB K

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DE KF7VWT
File : PANDEMIC_SET.b2s
{3659}CONFIRMED
DE KF7VWT K

K6WSJ

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DE W7GBB
File : PANDEMIC_SET.b2s
{3659}CONFIRMED
DE W7GBB K

KE6SLS

Before RSID: <>
de ke6sls sri for loss earlier. Had stuff going on here.
I also have traffic and I’ll wait my turn next round or after net
and I have more than a few blocks missing so will hold on my
flamp0 report.
de ke6sls k

OK Jaye i missed Gene in the rotation order, sorry lets get back on track now… Let’s try a relay REPORT and use a station that CONFIRMED the message.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <>

DE N6IET
File : PANDEMIC_SET.b2s
{3659}CONFIRMED
DE N6IET K

OK TU Rick I see those needing fills need more than 5blocks, so wej can do that after we close… Let’s go on with traffic Mindy W7ZAP ur up… < K7KY

Before RSID: <>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 15mar16.213]2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20161603031555
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20161603005108

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET
:p1:13 Brookings, OR
:fm:11 W7ZAP Mindy
:p2:26 35w 120′ doublet @ 65’
:d1:10 2016-03-15
:t1:5 2327Z
:sb:34 A visit with a QRP contest station
:mg:132
An interesting peek into a CW QRP station set up for contesting…
http://www.amateurradio.com/a-visit-with-a-qrp-contest-station/

[WRAP:chksum 1162][WRAP:end] … end

ALL ORCA you may not have copied Mindy very well tonight something is off with her ant… OK over to David NX6D < K7KY

Before RSID: <>
No traffic tonight, but I thought it would be good to stop by and see how things are going. Looks like the network is growing and a lot of kinks have been worked out.

Full copy from KF7VWT, Pine Valley UT. Excellent!

Good copy from N6IET, there was a double at the beginning of the transmission.

Good copy from WA7HHE, don’t have FLAMP ready today, but signal looked good.

Copied most of W7ZAP.

de NX6D k

NX6D FB David Nice to have you back yes, lots has changed OK over to Ken K7IFG < K7KY

Before RSID: <>

QST DE K7IFG

{BEAE}FLAMP 2.2.03
{BEAE}20160312191835:wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{BEAE}885 14 64
{BEAE}Satern International Net Training message 3/12/16
{BEAE}20160312191835:wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{BEAE}885 14 64
{BEAE}Satern International Net Training message 3/12/16
{BEAE:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAOwXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BywW2T7vN1zb6Lny
{BEAE:2}q8S4+8d7ay3T+4Hc8fbAaR28pnSUREIr1laVmnV4Lr5GlcpshjiX1QG6Ss+tLVyQ
{BEAE:3}KwBuqvUkuWGzSTeg57dy8c2UcWzluh0LtswfjZFBYUy4m5oJXN1lv7N4Fh7dG6Tz
{BEAE:4}eGNpVjyKbWy96iqLwezOLMQd/tkKGRSWzEBInEvkB0w4SQoKW39GwJG0PsxsOzvC
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{BEAE:8}J9T1RTNRPcnqVLdv9mLY9tplSu+wUuVD7/2B31W3iFgbhb5GbS6SjjyMc/GKBnWr
{BEAE:9}osWkSVPlxmJE+gIuyYUC0UZekvDNuetl7ZHRbYEW6VWuCN1+XxetZyE9G+xEZSuk
{BEAE:10}BYNbsGDcj58WYo7w+HYEfNo1v+Fhz+6fU1sjkXU6rDw0A0Ig5qQEPIxLRlyY5ue/
{BEAE:11}r4rqqZhjeH2RbrndrwDfKzVqFd0Aq+5tZc1qseGpcjT3Qbq10GXJEr3q+o0MRgKp
{BEAE:12}Dft6fn/Ud5rDGFt2lbm4m26WYoT0MSPHH0XcgGBM2ZKdURARi+ussC6aDxpZ0xq+
{BEAE:13}dDy6r/os9U5ZaqF99QitYU5kzkNVxVNGBp6D/KoEEt/LxeSZQkcaYMvV485FNu0I
{BEAE:14}I4d2q/kSEh/CJnscQIo/QKL5OvBvG+40Ok9BlkAY9wA
[b64:end] {BEAE:EOF}
{BEAE:EOT}

DE K7IFG K

ALL ORCA Ken always has a solid signal and I expect lots of CONFIRMED here we go for a quick round of reports callsign prompt only NX6D

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No FLAM P
de NX6D k

Sri David i know, but hit the wrong callsign the look similar NX6DX

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DE NX6DX
File : wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}CONFIRMED
DE NX6DX K

WA6NBG
Before RSID: <>

DE WA6NBG
File : wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}CONFIRMED
DE WA6NBG K

W7GBB
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DE W7GBB
File : wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}CONFIRMED
DE W7GBB K

KF7VWT
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oPiDi¯yt pR tn
#
DE KF7VWT
File : wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}CONFIRMED
DE KF7VWT K

KE6SLS
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DE ke6sls
File : wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

N6IET
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DE N6IET
File : wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}2 9 10
DE N6IET K

WA7HH
Before RSID: <>
DE WA7HHE
File : wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

W7ZAP
Before RSID: <>
DE W7ZAP
File : wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

K7IFG Well Ken you got nearly evey station I want to ask a closer station to relay if you don’
mind BE

Announcements 15/Mar/16

NEW ORC

sri crazy keyboard WA6NBG Don can you relay the missing blocks for Rick N6IET in
LA? 2,9,10 < K7KY

Before RSID: <>

my FLAMP does not have a relay funktion … sorry… btu

WA6NBG no problem I”ll send the missing blocks. here they come..
DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

{BEAE:2}q8S4+8d7ay3T+4Hc8fbAaR28pnSUREIr1laVmnV4Lr5GlcpshjiX1QG6Ss+tLVyQ
{BEAE:9}osWkSVPlxmJE+gIuyYUC0UZekvDNuetl7ZHRbYEW6VWuCN1+XxetZyE9G+xEZSuk
{BEAE:10}BYNbsGDcj58WYo7w+HYEfNo1v+Fhz+6fU1sjkXU6rDw0A0Ig5qQEPIxLRlyY5ue/
{BEAE:EOF}
{BEAE:EOT}

DE K7KY K

N6IET
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DE N6IET
File : wb5alm-digitnet-03122016.fstm2s
{BEAE}CONFIRMED
DE N6IET K

NX6DX OK JOhn ur up finally (-: < K7KY

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ORCA Not sure what this time is for, but ……………….. Looking like I have 100% cp on all stations tonight. I’m slowly learning HOW to participate. Finally got flamp able to send a report. Woo hoo. Looking forward to learning this more so i can be somewhat proficient. Tnx de nX6Dx.

NX6DX No problem John we’re just finishing the traffic round where you can send messages in flmsg or keyboard as you just did. Next will be the comment round where we send reception reports and general comments… OK lets begin the comment round with Don WA6NBG < K7KY

Before RSID: <>
Just a sec… skip me and I will report later. sorry. k

W7GBB Over to you, Bob < K7KY

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I am having a deal with the flmsg so that is all from Renton.
Very good frequency here and conditions have been very good tonight
de W7GBB K

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K7KY GREAT NET RECEIVED ALL AT 100% THANKS TO ALL KF7VWT

TU Gene Good signal from UT BREAK over to Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

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ORCA de ke6sls
nice net tonight. I am now getting either QRM or QRN. Hard to tell. sounds like someone is blowing into a mic here. But it has NO
effect at all on
the signal decode here. Wow, just a great spot on the dial here Doug and all. I think we have a winner in this one. I hope others
were able to find us.
had great copy on all stations. I had to stop in middel of stuff and do some
business and whn I came back, had issues on the computer which I booted as a mean operator that I am. Now have alll up and
running. Really enjoyed seeing
the signal reports from all the users. We have a good spot here for sure.

I have traffic that I think is very important to all new users .. I’ll send it following the wrap on this net. So anyone interested, pls stick around. I’ll also be bumping up the mode to a little faster mode on MFSK so it don’t take too long.

TU Doug and that is my repo9rt from Eureka! .

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS TU Jaye… I agree about the new freq and we can thank Ken K7*

Announcements 15/Mar/16

well I”ll have to find this gremlin anyway we can thank Ken K7IFG for suggesting this freq it good to be away from the digital autp traffoc BREAK over to Rick N6IET < K7KY

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K7KY de N6IET

Variable signals this evening, but generally 100% print for all except
Mindy, Jaye, Don, and David, who are rather weak here in Los Angeles this evening.
Strongest signals came from:
Doug at 4-10 dB,
Gene at 2-5 dB,
Ken at 0 dB, and
Bob at 0 dB.

I think this is a great frequency for the net.

BTU Doug K7KY de N6IET k

W7GBB OK Brad ur up next < K7KY

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de wa7hhe in Cedar City really liking the new freq, enjoying the net, am copying everyone, however several messages set using flmsg came through with check sum erros but could still read the message.K

TU BRad next up isW7ZAP Mindy < K7KY

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OK will send my comments in MFSK64

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… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20161603034804
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20161603023846

:mg:832 W7ZAP copied the following stations…

KB6NN Howard (in&out)
100% copy KBD

WA6NBG Don
100% copy FLMSG

W7GBB Bob
100% copy KBD
0% copy FLMSG

KF7VWT Gene
100% copy KBD

KE6SLS Jaye
100% copy KBD

K6IET Rick
100% copy KBD

WA7HHE Brad
100% copy KBD
20% copy FLAMP

K6WSJ Steve (in&out)
100% copy KBD

W0KCF Kevin (in&out)
100% copy KBD

NX6D David
100% copy KBD

K7IFG Ken
100% copy FLAMP

NX6DX John
100% copy KBD

K7KY Doug
100% copy FLMSG + image (2nd time!)

I’m having antenna woes tonight. Began to suspect something was off last night during the Humbodlt Emergency HF Digital Net. Hopefully it will an easy fix. Big thanks to KE6SLS Jaye for helping me get up and running on Linux… Running it tonight!

No signal reports until my ant is fixed. Liking the new freq.. no QRM.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP

[WRAP:chksum 1FD7][WRAP:end] … end

NX6D OK David ur next < K7KY

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Nothing to add. I’ll probably show up from time to time, and will try to be prepared when I do.
de NX6D k

NX6D David good to see you and I recall u are usually well prepared cu next time maybe BREAK over to Ken K7IFG < K7KY

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ORCA de K7IFG
Signal reports and comments from K7IFG

WA6NBG Don 10/9 sig 100% on msg
W7GBB Bob 30/9 sig
KF7VWT Gene 5/9 sig
KE6SLS Jaye
K6IET Rick Nice S9 sig great to have a understanding LL.
WA7HHE Brad 5/9 sig 110% copy of Flamp msg 1st time around
sounds like a interesting exercise plan.
W7ZAP Mindy 10/9 sig 100% copy of Flmsg
NX6D David 10/9 sig 100% copy
K7IFG Ken Sri to be a bit late. Its TAco Tues and they were very good.
K7KY Doug NCS 10/9 sig

I had fun working with Jaye and Don last nite working the bugs out
of getting Flarq going. It will be interesting to tryout when band condx are poor.

Sending your Flmsg files using Flamp will possibly cure the Ck-sum problems
give it a try next week.

de k7ifg k

K7IFG TU Ken nice report it really help the other Ops to learn how they’re copied in different locations and under different band condx OK over to John NX6DX < K7KY

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Ok, again great sigs frm everyone.

K7KY: s/n 7dB
WA6NBG: 7dB
W7GBB: 5dB
KF7VWT: 5dB
KE6SLS: 5dB w/QSB to -5dB
N6IET: 6dB
W7GBB: 4dB with QSB to -2dB
W7ZAP: 3dB
NX6D: 4dB
K7IFG: 6dB

If I missed someone, sri. Nothing personal. hi hi

I also had to reboot my computer in the middle of the net. everything just locked up. Frustrating. But I got the meat of it and was able to cp all the msgs.

Hopefully, Doug, your kbd issues will subside with continued use.

well I guess this does it for another week. Hopefully Mindy will get her antenna woes taken care of. They usually are fairly easy to
fix.

Dave NX6D, I remember you checking me in to a 40-mtr voice net and I didn’t catch what you said about the similarity of our calls till much later. I was born blond you see. Any way have a great nite all

de nx6dx

NX6DX TU John Mindy & I are both transitioning to Linux from WinXPpro and it’s not all been easy, but we have an ace in the hole iwith Jaye KE6SLS who really knows Linux. TU Jaye…! Tonight has has a few goofs and lots of mistakes with my kbd.. something is setting off the Announcement macro and driving me crazy

Thanks to all the great digital Ops who showed up tonight to work with us.. you really have done a super job… it take a good bit of concentration to work this net I don’t like the nets to run too long and bore everyone, but it’s improtant to let everyone send traffic, i think decoding is easy… any more business before we close? and remember Jaye has a traffic after closing and if you want to fill Brad’s WA7HHE message we can do that also afte closing… anythging further for the net? < K7KY

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… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-114.b2s]2.0.15
:hdr_fm:22
WA6NBG 20161603035845
:hdr_ed:22
WA6NBG 20161603034135

:mg:668 Signal reports and comments from WA6NBG. Running 30 watts into 180 foot end-fed up 25 feet. S9 noise level tonight.

Image P4 85%

KB6NN 100%
W7GBB s/n -4 to +4
KF7VWT s/n -3 to +3
KE6SLS s/n
K6IET s/n -1 to +2
WA7HHE s/n -5 to +7
K6WSJ 100%
W0KCF 10%
W7ZAP s/n +5 to +12 and FLMSG
NX6D s/n +5 to +13
K7IFG s/n +3 to +16 and FLAMP
NX6DX s/n +1 to +10
K7KY s/n +1 to +13

Good net tonight. Most signals were strong. Still waiting for a new FLAMP that doesn’t have adware attached. I wasn’t quick enough on finishing the report when I was called. Hopefully better next week. That is all from beautyfull downtown Humboldt Hill. 73 to all.
[WRAP:chksum 643A][WRAP:end] … end

WA6NBG Oops! sri to fortget to come back for your report, Don… nice report too… anyone else? < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for:03/15/2016 21:02 PDT

Thank’s for participating in the net tonight.
We appreciate your time and input.
Hope to see you again next week.
73 < Doug K7KY NCS

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