16/JAN/18 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/Jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
K6VHG Walt Brookings,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KG7UNI Eric Kanab,UT in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Overall, band condx were better tonight. Nearby stations are still having difficulty. Jaye KE6SLS in Eureka,CA, about 100mi south, was checked in by relay, but couldn’t copy NCS until the band strengthened for the Comment round. The distant stations in UT & ID were strong. Again, the distant stations are a large part of the net. We didn’t pass traffic off-net-freq as planned. Making it a regular monthly exercise may be too ambitious. ORCA is already complex. This exercise goes on the shelf for now. You are welcome to initiate an off-freq traffic event if you like. For now, we’ll keep to our usual net outline.

Welcome to Eric KG7UNI in Kanab,UT. And, welcome back to Walt K6VHG. Walt is our neighbor and Pelican Bay ARC VP. I hope the band will relax a bit and allow nearby stations to connect. The past two months have been difficult for stations close to NCS. For some, it’s been impossible. Unfortunately, these condx are not unusual at the bottom of the solar cycle. Despite poor condx, Cliford N0LKC/P is working the net portable with 15w and a clever field antenna. Clifford’s at Quartzsite now and we’ve given him a list of our friends to look out for (-:

Here’s an indication of band condx:
HF Forecast for 16JAN18
80m: FAIR / Geomag: VERY QUIET
Solar flux: 71 / Sunspots: 13 / A-index: 4 / K-index: 1

RX: W1EEP UT
TX: N7SND UT / RX: KE6SLS CA
TX: N7SND UT / RX: K7KY OR
TX: N7SND UT / RX: W7ZAP OR
TX: KR7KR UT / RX: KE6SLS CA
TX: KR7KR UT / RX: K7KY OR
TX: KR7KR UT / RX: W7ZAP OR

The net went quickly tonight. Wrapped in an hour, six minutes. Not one double either. It gives me a sense of being on a well seasoned team. A team that has practiced and polished it routines and tactics. It’s surprising how well we work together, although many of us wouldn’t recognize each other by sight. This sense of teamwork is satisifying. While our membership changes over time, we have a core of Ops that practice nearly every week. This is the substance of ORCA.

73 Doug K7KY

—— Net Log ————

de ke6sls testing testing
de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1500>>
N7SND < W7ZAP GE Larry ur ck-ed in early TU < W7ZAP

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Jaye u on freq?? < W7ZAP

N7SND < K7KY Larry u checking in active?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP de N7SND I’m going to be active tonight. Don’t put me in front.

RR Larry u are the first inline, but I’ll move you along a bit tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP de N7SND Thank you.

U’ll be around 4th (-: < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
k6vhg in&out
de K6VHG k

K6VHG < K7KY GE Walt nice work ur in&out tonite tu < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
K7KY DE K7DV

K7DV < K7KY GE Dave nice to c u good sig too ur on the log tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7DV < K7KY TU Dave no copy hr Craig is in&out tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K6VHG Walt Brookings,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY
KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken ur on the log tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < K6QOG Bill Cedar City, UT tfk < k6qog

K6QOG < K7KY RR Bill w/tfc tu < K7KY

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene ur on the log tu < K7KY

k7ky de ny0lkc n0lkc kn

N0LKC/P < K7KY GE Clifford ur on the log tu < K7KY

Can anyone relay the last stn? < K7KY

RELAY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N0LKC/P < W7ZAP Is that KE6SLS? < W7ZAP

de KR7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY TU Ken < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K6VHG Walt Brookings,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

01/16/2018 19:30 PST
WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 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) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise conducted by Mindy W7ZAP
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in order
No practice traffic? 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
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.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or print VideoID on WF
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W6ADZ < W7ZAP Have u in & out Darrel 73 < W7ZAP

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20181701033540
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:416 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/Jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
K6VHG Walt Brookings,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 080C][WRAP:end] … end

resend 4 corrections…

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20181701033708
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:430 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/Jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
K6VHG Walt Brookings,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 5E96][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 16 January 2018

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex53.txt’, an FLMSG
/FLAMP exercise using the FLMSG ICS-213 form. Complete the instructions
and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC round using FLAMP, or send
your own practice traffic or QRU.

Clifford N0LKC/P and I had another digital QSO on 1.835 last night.
We worked about 30min, Clifford @ 15w & campground antenna, me @ 5w. He
wondered if ORCA might do better on 160m. Our last two 160m QSOs would
tend to encourage this thought. Still, few Ops have 160m antennas.
Maybe we could have a roundtable on 160m if there’s enough interest.
Clifford’s camp antenna will intrigue and maybe baffle you. It’s 35′ tall,
incorporates 4 coils(three tunable), has a 30′ footprint, and uses his
trailer for ground. It has a surprising 160m signal @ 15w. These two QSO
were his first Top Band digital foray.

If you hear a check-in NCS doesn’t copy, send ‘RELAY’. NCS: ‘RELAY?’
U: ‘RELAY W1AW W1AW < URcall’. NCS: tell W1AW they r in&out, tu’.
U: W1AW ur checked in&out (monitor) < URcall’.

Digital shorthand for RELAY:
“RELAY <callsign> <callsign> < <URcall>”.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
< K7KY
Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Mode is MFSK64 with fills in 32/16 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 0DA8>{B6A1}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 29 ED22>{B6A1}20180115211448:ex53.txt
<ID 25 46F4>{B6A1}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 59E3>{B6A1}416 7 64
<FILE 29 ED22>{B6A1}20180115211448:ex53.txt
<ID 25 46F4>{B6A1}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 59E3>{B6A1}416 7 64
<DATA 72 7D81>{B6A1:1}ORCA – OPTIONAL FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In an FL
<DATA 72 5F52>{B6A1:2}MSG ICS-213 form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex53.213. Make ‘Inc:’
<DATA 72 57AC>{B6A1:3}= ORCA. Make ‘Sub.’ = Quartzsite. Copy these questions to ‘Messa
<DATA 72 0DF9>{B6A1:4}ge:’ and add ur answers.

Are you going to Quartzsite this weeke
<DATA 72 628E>{B6A1:5}nd? Have you ever?

In TRAFFIC round, send the new file to NCS
<DATA 72 4BF6>{B6A1:6}using FLAMP, or send your
own practice msg or QRU. On the FLAMP
<DATA 40 2F32>{B6A1:7} TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 EEF3>{B6A1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4EFF>{B6A1:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:42Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
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 …
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7SND

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE N7SND
File : ex53.txt
<MISSING 15 1A4B>{B6A1}CONFIRMED
DE N7SND K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
KR7KR

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
7KR
File : ex53.txt
<MISSING 15 1A4B>{B6A1}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex53.txt
<MISSING 15 1A4B>{B6A1}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP de W!EEP I got the message and lost it as it did not go into my folder sorry

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
N0LKC/P

DE N0LKC
File : ex53.txt
<MISSING 15 1A4B>{B6A1}CONFIRMED
DE N0LKC K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : ex53.txt
<MISSING 15 1A4B>{B6A1}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Looks like we lost K7DV and W1EEP copied but lost file BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy overall a good exercise Dave K7DV drives for Uber and can be called away quickly..
BREAK

1947L – 0347Z
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY

K6ETA
K6ETA < K7KY GE Steve ur just in time… & I’ll resend the roster < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20181701034921
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:457 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/Jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13
Stations:
K6VHG Walt Brookings,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum A4C8][WRAP:end] … end

Next is Traffic round & this is the 3rd week are there any volunteers for off-freq-traffic ?? < NCS

No problem… we’ll begin at the top with DaveK7DV < NCS

N7SND Larry ur next for Traffic < K7KY

Sending Pic:200x150C;ne0oe#sZSLLRtno
de N7SND

N7SND < K7KY Tnx Larry looks cold in CC UT BREAK next for Traffic is Ken KR7KR < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Sending Pic:288x192C;
de KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY FB Ken looks like they climbed out of your parts box BREAK next is Bill K6QOG < NCS

K6QOG < K7KY hw cpy Bill? ur up 4 traffic.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QST DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 2530>{8C95}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 40 9983>{8C95}20180117035606:Quantum_Physcis.p2s
<ID 33 A7D9>{8C95}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 14 D54E>{8C95}553 9 64
<DATA 72 E6CF>{8C95:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAIDXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTKBOa6wrMY+lubKif
<DATA 72 70B0>{8C95:2}AhEyDER6ELZqSD1wlqmw6JBiRNOAxzEG8kiJA64SQjl+ZhwrxfEMiTtAk71oLdbI
<DATA 72 71A9>{8C95:3}1f4201K6mk2FBsNlTHeTSCqGKC5Y1hp/7aec95dueAtOa90taRWktRFb/NcVzQRV
<DATA 72 97C8>{8C95:4}kKBFrLKhwnsQXPXpvT74oYZzGDtqhkGxHriVPISHKIqHmNohxQl+JmGUwi093y6P
<DATA 72 90AE>{8C95:5}KRKGQmYw45imPdc6r+BOqX0Nn5rhnr9lnQOTf/NCLeffG7djPEN1EHxVDJ6GLOZa
<DATA 72 4488>{8C95:6}b7+JE7wa7dL4WdZ3NmOiTP/T4XkdAblmvE3BsnneqxPITE1RmK7YlTv6f7T6HUP2
<DATA 72 E024>{8C95:7}XSb7XynjxcDBGa7w9GNTw554/71VtCTlj0OyhMTkpxANSW4QBAUplwIN5rxXqGXM
<DATA 72 D268>{8C95:8}2d5f3RRtBX1kfQxskTxzycvZptwGHkmAYIunIGblvEl9UfEt6lmhsAg4VEi0jhbQ
<DATA 49 19AD>{8C95:9}zBCXEnpKXnGCyfL/pgQvTk/o56WIAA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 14D6>{8C95:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B4DA>{8C95:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

K6QOG < K7KY FB Bill good signal too here’s ur report

DE K7KY
File : Quantum_Physcis.p2s
<MISSING 15 0536>{8C95}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next for traffic is Gene W1EEP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1488>>
NCS LAST WEEKS MESSAGE DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 F78D>{50BB}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 54 86E4>{50BB}20180103034852:CK-INrelay W7ZAP NCS W1EEP -1.txt
<ID 18 34FF>{50BB}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 13 A96D>{50BB}94 2 64
<DATA 72 27B3>{50BB:1}THAT WILL WORK REAL GOOD YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST AND TAKE GOOD CAR
<DATA 38 D4C2>{50BB:2}E OF US ON THE NET THX W1EEP

<CNTL 10 3508>{50BB:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9504>{50BB:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene tu another great signal out of UT & ID tonight here’s ur report

DE K7KY
File : CK-INrelay W7ZAP NCS W1EEP -1.txt
<MISSING 15 2A94>{50BB}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford ur up 4 traffic… < NCS

NCS DE N0LKC

<PROG 18 C8EB>{B33B}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 5A40>{B33B}20180117034953:N0LKC_ex53.txt
<ID 31 DA9B>{B33B}N0LKC Clifford E Carnicom
<SIZE 14 03DE>{B33B}337 6 64
<DESC 24 FD89>{B33B}Quartzsite Inquiry
<DATA 72 B50B>{B33B:1}

DE N0LKC:

I am not familiar with the flmsg form protocol
<DATA 72 EB6B>{B33B:2}yet, but here is response;

Make: Inc = ORCA
Sub. : Quartzsit
<DATA 72 CFA5>{B33B:3}e

Yes, yes, yes! I am on site for the last month and 3 more w
<DATA 72 A72A>{B33B:4}eeks as well.
I was here last year for the first time.
I am ve
<DATA 72 299C>{B33B:5}ry much looking forward to the events again this year.

from C
<DATA 25 5BE6>{B33B:6}lifford N0LKC

<CNTL 10 D56A>{B33B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7566>{B33B:EOT}

DE N0LKC K

N0LKC/P < K7KY RR Clifford nice work hv a great time @ Quartzsite hr’s ur report

DE K7KY
File : N0LKC_ex53.txt
<MISSING 15 225A>{B33B}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Let’s see if Jaye KE6SLS can hear me… ur up for traffic Jaye… < NCS

OK on to Steve K6ETA < NCS
< K6ETA
This new commute is really making me adjust my circadian rhythms. I barely made it back in time for tonight’s net, but glad I caught the tail end of it! Hopefully next week I can make it home in time to rx the traffic from Mindy!
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Oh Oh! we forgot ur commuting these days… maybe a portable stn u can listen while riding along
BREAK

2009L – 0409Z
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NCS DE KG7UNI Eric Kanab UT in&out

KG7UNI < K7KY GE Eric pse say ur QTH tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Kanab Utah

KG7UNI < K7KY RR Tu would you like to take part in the comment round coming right up ?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE KG7UNI I’ll listen TX

KG7UNI < K7KY FB Eric I’ll check u in&out tonite you can visit our website to learn more abt the net: http://orcadigitalnet.com
BREAK any more check ins? < NCS

I’ll send the updated roster after net.. next is the Comment round beginning with Dave K7DV < NCS

N7SND < K7KY Larry ur next 4 comments.. < K7KY

K7KY de N7SNDThe band enjoy the excersice

N7SND < K7KY RR Larry tu BREAK next for comments is Ken KR7KR < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Good band conditions tonight
I was able to copy all traffic 100%
most were good strong signals

Thanks for the net.
73
de KR7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY RR Ken ur welcome 4 the net we have lots of fun with you and the crew.. BREAKW1EEP Gene ur up next < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY DE W1EEP NOT SURE WHY I DID NOT HAVE THE NEW MESSAGE IN MY FOLDER HOPE IT WORKS NEXT WEEK OR I WILL HAVE TO DO SOME CHECKING. HOPE ERIC KG7UNI WILL BECOME A REGULAR ON THE NET. I WILL BE IN KANAB TOMORROW 73’S

W1EEP < K7KY FB Gene if Eric does join us he will be in familiar company with so many UT stations already on the net.. Thanks for your participation, Gene BREAK

Next is Clifford N0LKC/P < NCS

GE to all from SW AZ. Good copy on all stations tonight, including relays. NCS in at approx. +10dB tonight. Doug K7KY and I had another great round on 160m last night as he mentioned – I am new to that band and have a strong interest in emergency communications with 160m & 80m should the need arise. Have had no outside AC plug in here for a good month now. Rather amazing results taking place twice now between OR and AZ on low power. No sun today so I have dropped from my usual 15W
to 12W tonight. Thanks for all the great learning, practice and fun along the way, 73 from Clifford N0LKC in Quartzsite AZ.

N0LKC/P < K7KY FB Clifford.. ur 12w is doing very well S-9 & 1db perfect print tu BREAK Next is Steve K6ETA < NCS

K7KY < K6ETA
Thanks as always for this fantabulous net. Everyone is booming in tonight. UT AZ OR alike are loud on the screen!
< K6ETA

Yes, they are certainly loud on the screen… very interesting the distribution of Ops tonite ORCA began as a small net btwn two counties across state lines OR CA now we cover 5-7 states every week.. much more fun these days too BREAK
Next is i was lost for a moment next is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20181701042333
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1201 HF Forecast for 16JAN18
80m: FAIR / Geomag: VERY QUIET
Solar flux: 71 / Sunspots: 13 / A-index: 4 / K-index: 1

35w 264ft doublet @ 135ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

K6VHG 100% copy KBD (S9+) 13dB
K7DV 100% copy KBD (S8)
KD7CL (via RELAY by K7DV)
N7SND 100% copy KBD, VidID, image (S9+) 12dB
KR7KR 100% copy KBD, VidID, image
K6QOG 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10-15) 5 to 13dB
W1EEP 100% copy KBD, VidID, FLAMP (S9 +15) 10dB
N0LKC/P 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) 2 to 13dB
KE6SLS (via RELAY by N0LKC and KR7KR)
W6ADZ 100% copy KBD (S7) -4dB
K6ETA 100% copy KBD, VidID (S9+) 10dB
KG7UNI 100% copy KBD (S9 +10) 12dB
K7KY KBD, FLMSG, image, relay

ORCA welcomes KG7UNI Eric in Kanab, UT and a welcome back to K6VHG Walt from Brookings, OR. Amazing difference in band condx compared to last week… much better tonight. Glad to RX pics because they really show how good the band is. Ooops! I’m incorrect about band condx because we cannot copy close-by (60-100mi) stations (KC7CL and KE6SLS) and maybe others. I was pleased to see how well MFSK-64 (240wpm) was copied during the FLAMP exercise. Great to see all on the WF and hope to work with you again soon.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum A1BE][WRAP:end] … end

W7ZAP < K7KY
W7ZAP < K7KY Oops! Great report Mindy & tnx for welcoming Eric and Walt BREAK
are there any more comments or questions? < NCS

K7KY < K6QOG my apologies to everyone for being way off on the waterfall. I had to reboot fldigi and got it up and running just as you called me. I didn’t look to see where the cursor was on the wf. Great practice when in a hurry. We were able to copy most stations pretty well. 73 and good evening to all. < k6qog

K6QOG < K7KY RR Bill nice work geting it right back on the air… we’re not too worried abt mistakes and oops! on this net BREAK any more? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
ORCA de ke6sls @ 75 watts.

I can hear you pretty well now Doug..
I copied the following stations here:

k6vhg
k6qog
kr7kr and TU for the RELAY om!

k6eta booming.
finally k7ky at about 8:20pm.

no copy on Minday.

pls advise Clifford, n0lkc we have a humboldt group heading
his way to quartz fest! I told them to say Hi to Clifford for me!

73
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye nice to have the band let you in… I looked for you during net, but no… now S8 & 3db good signal @ 75w… 35w here as usual if Clifford didn’t cpy you, I’ll pass the message after net.. BREAK
any more comments or questions? < NCS

N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford did you copy Jaye KE6SLS ? < NCS

yes i sure did, thank you Jaye and I will keep an eye and ear for them all (from my old stomping grounds as well) 73 tnx de n0lkc

N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford also keep an ear/eye out for Randy K7AGE u may know him already he’s an internet Elmer and quite well known.. He left on Sun for Quartzsite… BREAK any more comments ? < K7KY

K7KY de W6ADZ. At the beginning of net you were about 50% copy right at the noise level S5. At 2007L your signal suddenly juumped to S9+ and have been 100% copy since. 73 de W6ADZ

W6ADZ < K7KY FB Darrell I’m glad to hear this the band has been so bad I’ve been preparing myself for a year or so of poor condx, but this makes me more hopeful that the bottom of the solar cycle won’t be so bad glad u could get in cu nex time BREAK last call 4 comments.. < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 01/16/2018 20:36 PST

Thanks for committing your time and attention
to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again next week.
73 Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-17T04:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
n0lkc de ke6sls ke6sls

Clifford, the hams are Jim kw6jim rpt Jim kw6jim and Steve kk6mpy Steve kk6mpy. They are motering your way now.
Okay all, 73 and may the farce be with you! :)
de ke6sls k

ke6sls de n0lkc tnx jaye for the heads up and i will keep my antennas tuned for them. have a great eve from clfford, will try to get into your net again soon n0lkc

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K7KY 20181701043908
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K7KY 20160703235454
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:mg:486 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/Jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
K6VHG Walt Brookings,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KG7UNI Eric Kanab,UT in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum B16E][WRAP:end] … end

k7ky, Doug, copied both FLAMP tfc 100% again . . . .

Last stn agn pse I missed the call < K7KY

That was W7GBB W7GBB de W6ADZ

W6ADZ < K7KY RR Tu Darrell.. < K7KY

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/June/17 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 18 Stations: KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT in&out KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR in&out KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT [...]

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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
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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
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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.
 

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Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
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9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
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