16/JUN/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/Jun/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 20
Stations:
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

*Called for COMMENTS only

Tonight’s band condx were disappointing.  We didn’t copy any of our more distant members. Gene W1EEP in Pine Valley,ID was the furthest station at ck-in. Dave K7DV checked in from Idaho Falls,ID near closing when the band had improved somewhat. If you work any HF Phone nets, you’re aware of the difficulty band condx impose on these nets.  The atmospheric noise is incredible, never mind deep fading. It’s difficult to separate voice from noise. Phone nets today would be up the proverbial creek without the support of numerous Relay stations. But, on digital nets, the FLDIGI decoder removes the noise and passes the decoded content. Our net is much easier to conduct in difficult band condx than Phone nets. That said, we do need and appreciate our Relay stations.

In the FLAMP Exercise, only David KG7FGT CONFIRMED the first pass in PSK63-RC4, but THOR-50×1 and MFSK-32 CONFIRMED the other five stations. We regret asking David to Relay the call for Ck-In w/o notice. We always hesitate to ask newer members to make this Relay as we don’t know if they’ve added the ORCA ck-in macro to their station or are prepared to Relay by keyboard.

David did his best with an unfamiliar request.  We’ve tried lately to focus on ORCA macros available on the website, but we’ve no way to know if a station has installed them. We like to spread Relay work around the net and not depend entirely on big-signal stations; it’s an important skill to practice. If you’ve not yet added ORCA macros to your station, please consider it. Macros make routine tasks easier. That said, macros are not necessary. Type if you prefer.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Scott W7SOT in Brookings,OR. Yes, our neighbor about a mile away. For years, Mindy & I were the only Oregon stations on ORCA. And, Hat’s Off to Charles W5CLE in Vancouver,WA for working the net w/o issue on his first time Active. Charles is a good example for Monitoring ORCA long enough to absorb net protocols and routines.  It’s a brisk net running complex NBEMS software; digital HF traffic-handling is a few steps beyond working JT-65 or PSK-31 QSOs.

Test images copied during the net:

RX #1: KB7VX Chehalis, WA
RX #2: KB7VX Chehalis, WA
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #1: KG7FGT Zigzag, OR
RX #2: KG7FGT Zigzag, OR
RX #1: KR7KR Enoch, UT
RX #2: KR7KR Enoch, UT
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #2: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ

With no volunteer to NCS next week’s Comment Round, we’ll do it as a team, handing off to the next Active station. Remember Western Digital Net on Wednesday @ 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA/NCS.

Thanks for working with us this evening. We look forward to seeing you again next Tuesday evening too.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

—Net Log—

TEST TUNE 2020-06-17 01:52Z < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T01:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T01:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP MEDFORD, OREGON IN AND OUT PSE. K
de N7RBP k

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T01:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP < K7KY TU Bob
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T01:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
last stn agn @ 1500 pse < NCS

KD7CLRiverton, Oregon QRX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KD7CL < K7KY TU Craig
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
Craig pse put a space btwn ur callsign & Riverton makes it easier to cpy w/o working tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA* < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

KG5DGI KG5DGI QNX QNX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG5DGI < K7KY TU Ed
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY/ORCA NCS < WA7HHE, net message

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < K7KY TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < NCS

K7KY de KG5DGI – i PICKED UP YOUR REPLY OESN’T LOOK GOOD

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG5DGI < K7KY TU Ed
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
GL Ed the band is what is is (-: < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < K7KY Brad hw’s my signal in CC tonite? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY/ORCA NCS < WA7HHE doug runing -5 to -8db s.n

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR tu not the best, but should pick up later tnx < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
last signal 40over here Outch! no text < NCS

CQ CQ CQ de W7SOT W7SOT k

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
W7SOT < K7KY TU Scott
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
GE Scott nice to cu we ck u in QNX for a few sessions to learn the routines don’t send us too much pwr from 1mile (-: tnx < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de KB7V ch KB7VX

CQ CQ CQ de W7SOT W7SOT k

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
KB7VX < K7KY GE Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA < K7KY

KR7KR

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT < K7KY

K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
K6QOG < K7KY TU Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
I missed a VidID @ 2000 a few moments ago agn pse < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
K7KY < K6ETA Just relaying Ken KR7KR but u hve him < K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
RR Steve tu K6ETA < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

kg7fgt

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
KG7FGT < K7KY GE David
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
ORCA nice to see the CC guys back agn < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
K7KY DE WdtTom QNX
KS6M QNX
K7KY DE W1EEP
DE W1EEP* K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
KS6M < K7KY GE John
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

KS6M QNX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
KS6M < K7KY TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>

W1EEP* < K7KY TU Gene
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY
CA/K7KY < KG7VVN QNX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
KG7VVN < K7KY TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX < NCS

W6ADZ QNX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
W6ADZ < K7KY TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX < NCS

W5CLE, W5CLE

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
W5CLE < K7KY Charles u Active tonite? < NCS

YES
W5CLE BTU

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
W5CLE < K7KY TU Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
FB Charles < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

2020-06-16 19:29:38p 02:29:38z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in
training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid.
Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay focused.
Exercise is interactive and brisk.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

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

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
Participating Ops Send ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7FGT < K7KY David pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < K7KY

WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

KG7FGT Relaying, 30W G5RV

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in
training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid.
Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay focused.
Exercise is interactive and brisk.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

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

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
Participating Ops Send ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

KJ7BHK QNX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7FGT < K7KY TU and my apology for calling u w/o much explanation or heads up… good idea and I’d not thought of this actually, there’s a macro on the website

for relaying ck-in anyway, thanks for an excellent effort w/no instructions… I have the late ck in tnx agn BK

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20201706023957
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:618 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/Jun/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 19
Stations:
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

*Called for COMMENTS only

[WRAP:chksum E5D0][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA any station need a resend on the Roster? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex174.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP
Exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in
the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

June 23rd, next week, will be another 3rd ORCA session. One member can conducts the
Comment round as NCS, or you can conduct the Round as a team, passing to the next Op
on the Roster. Let us know in the Comment Round or by email if you’d like to NCS that
Comment Round. Recall that ORCA has been in continuous service for 7.5yrs, it would
be good to learn a bit about the NCS role. Someday, it could fall to you (-:

Remember the FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET on Wednesday. Every third
Wednesday, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conduct an interoperability communications
exercise on 60 meters. The exercise includes a voice portion and a digital portion. The
COMMEX schedule is listed on our website front page: http://orcadigitalnet.com

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.

Thank You for supporting ORCA DIGITAL NET and our new counterpart, WESTERN DIGITAL
NET. ORCA is the only digital HF Training net, and WDN is the only digital HF Traffic net,
west of the Rockies, and possibly much further east. We anticipate a time when ORCA
will have fulfilled it’s mission. When that day comes, Operators new to digital modes
will learn by monitoring and working WDN, as they do ORCA today. Observe and
emulate; a simple and effective training tactic.

We already see trends that support this observation. People joining ORCA today are generally
more digitally sophisticated than they were a few years ago. Knowledge of digital Netiquette
is spreading widely. As the need for digital training recedes new Ops will learn by monitoring
and working nets like WDN. One day, when ORCA has retired, we will all be WDN members.
We can prepare for that time by supporting WDN and encouraging our digital colleagues to
join too.

One of our main training tactics is, ‘Observe and Emulate’. We ask all new Ops to monitor
enough sessions to grasp net protocols and routines. They are learning by observation. Soon,
they’re able to work the weekly FLAMP exercise. Ops new to Western Digital Net will be
preparing to participate in the same way. The orderly participation of net members is their
training environment. It’s worked very well for ORCA and should work well for WDN too.

Thank you for emailing Test images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com. They enhance Net Reports.

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

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Next is the FLAMP Exercise with Mindy W7ZAP over to Mindy < NCS

Tonight’s exercise begins in PSK63RC4 (220wpm/330hz). We’ll fill
in THOR50x1 (176wpm/900hz) & MFSK32 (120wpm/630hz).
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead… < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 22BC>{8C55}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 3988>{8C55}20200617001012:ex174.txt
<ID 17 004C>{8C55}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 3D33>{8C55}510 7 80
<FILE 30 3988>{8C55}20200617001012:ex174.txt
<ID 17 004C>{8C55}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 3D33>{8C55}510 7 80
<DATA 88 FAA0>{8C55:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an
<DATA 88 2FA7>{8C55:2}ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex174.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ORCA-ex#174. Make ‘To’= ORC
<DATA 88 4455>{8C55:3}A. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= Ant/Pwr. Copy the following question to the n
<DATA 88 AB8B>{8C55:4}ew
file. Enter your reply on the ‘Responder’ tab.

Describe the antenna u use
<DATA 88 7AF2>{8C55:5} 4 ORCA and ur typical power setting

If you complete this optional exercise
<DATA 88 0C87>{8C55:6}, send the file to NCS
in FLAMP during the Traffic Round. Before sending, cha
<DATA 38 FDC1>{8C55:7}nge
‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 9

<CNTL 10 141A>{8C55:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B416>{8C55:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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

We begin with… WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 14 52B6>{8C55}3 4 6 7
DE WA7HHE K

KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE KB7VX
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 16 BAE1>{8C55}3 4 5 6 7
DE KB7VX K

KR7KR
çaiXTtñt o i5tP gtcrtn
DE KR7KR
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 18 A347>{8C55}1 2 3 4 5 7
DE KR7KR K

K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K6QOG
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 20 9D65>{8C55}1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DE K6QOG K

KG7FGT

DE KG7FGT
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 15 1526>{8C55}CONFIRMED
DE KG7FGT K

W5CLE

DE W5CLE
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 16 BAE1>{8C55}3 4 5 6 7
DE W5CLE K

<NUL><STX>ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 22BC>{8C55}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 3988>{8C55}20200617001012:ex174.txt
<ID 17 004C>{8C55}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 3D33>{8C55}510 7 80
<FILE 30 3988>{8C55}20200617001012:ex174.txt
<ID 17 004C>{8C55}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 3D33>{8C55}510 7 80
<DATA 88 FAA0>{8C55:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an
<DATA 88 2FA7>{8C55:2}ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex174.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ORCA-ex#174. Make ‘To’= ORC
<DATA 88 4455>{8C55:3}A. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= Ant/Pwr. Copy the following question to the n
<DATA 88 AB8B>{8C55:4}ew
file. Enter your reply on the ‘Responder’ tab.

Describe the antenna u use
<DATA 88 7AF2>{8C55:5} 4 ORCA and ur typical power setting

If you complete this optional exercise
<DATA 88 0C87>{8C55:6}, send the file to NCS
in FLAMP during the Traffic Round. Before sending, cha
<DATA 38 FDC1>{8C55:7}nge
‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 9

<CNTL 10 141A>{8C55:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B416>{8C55:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 15 1526>{8C55}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE KB7VX
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 15 1526>{8C55}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 15 1526>{8C55}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K6QOG
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 8 C4B6>{8C55}2
DE K6QOG K

W5CLE

DE W5CLE
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 15 1526>{8C55}CONFIRMED
DE W5CLE K

KR7KR < W7ZAP Ken pls relay block 2 in this mode. Tnx < W7ZAP

PROG 18 22BC>{8C55}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 3988>{8C55}20200617001012:ex174.txt
<ID 17

KR7KR < W7ZAP Ken pse relay block 2 in this mode. Tnx < W7ZAP

DE KR7KR

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 88 2FA7>{8C55:2}ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex174.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ORCA-ex#174. Make ‘To’= ORC
<CNTL 10 141A>{8C55:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B416>{8C55:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K6QOG
File : ex174.txt
<MISSING 15 1526>{8C55}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

K7KY < W7ZAP All stns confirmed. Tnx to Ken KR7KR or the relay.
BTN < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx, Mindy good exercise BK we try to pick modes that are marginal to learn their characteristics sometimes we get it a bit wrong and few or now

work well, but usually we have a good mix… this exercise has many emements BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:59:45p 02:59:45z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
First Op 4 Traffic Round is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, THOR 50X1 seemed to be the magic mode, on our 2 mtr talk freq have KG7VVN’s grandson Johnathan visiting with us believe he will be a good amateur radio

operator, he thinks all this is pretty neat.

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KB7VX < K7KY Well, Brad, Jonathan has fallen into good company if he has any interest in Digital Operations and u hv traffic right? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QST DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 A6A1>{F4C9}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 5CB8>{F4C9}20200617025902:KB7VX_ex174.213
<ID 24 B1AA>{F4C9}KB7VX Chehalis, WA
<SIZE 14 E546>{F4C9}381 6 64
<DATA 72 5E79>{F4C9:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFJXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cwb+1fKBa5AFxR
<DATA 72 7B4E>{F4C9:2}bmQ53WEZVgwDrygn/kaw6qvAykl+6erfZ86C/xvOoHPy+l3m3RTcBUOOPAmcmB3U
<DATA 72 4A62>{F4C9:3}LnRgzxPrgH9JOVhH2uTMbsNSx+VGfc/MWQzkFhGXRdcCTb9Smj8T7Mdp8+tFRURo
<DATA 72 CBFE>{F4C9:4}8OjJaHRIb+LGvHPefcOWhX9MImgq7r5BUUV1tQD+24SyCdOtEX8mseTKExytfPpY
<DATA 72 8FE0>{F4C9:5}bF3yzwu7S6Yc3wQM+QTv1PqPoUTD11ahjXn/Dd+B0mVI/rKaYFxYUIZC3imfChWP
<DATA 69 D254>{F4C9:6}bKkmtx2p0RIYA/3uEU4+HLJax1iSahmjupCZj6bNezpLCpngwA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 7F62>{F4C9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 DF6E>{F4C9:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE < K7KY Hw cpy Brad? ur up 4 Traffic < K7KY

rgr rgr < opps wa7hhe tfc follows

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn UA_Masks.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20201706030429
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20201606232916
<plaintext>
:tt:11 Net message
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 06/16/20
:tm:6 17:27L
:sb:64 Friendly Sky’s of United no longer friiendly to non Mask wearers
:mg:221
United Airlines could revoke flying privileges of those who refuse to wear face masks.

https://local12.com/news/nation-world/united-airlines-will-blacklist-passengers-who-refuse-to-wear-face-masks-coronavirus-pandemic

[WRAP:chksum F541][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE K7KY
File : KB7VX_ex174.213
<MISSING 15 3B9A>{F4C9}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Next 4 Traffic is Ken KR7KR < NCS

K7KY DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 F181>{4E9B}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 62FC>{4E9B}20200617030037:KR7KR_ex174.213
<ID 23 4314>{4E9B}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
<SIZE 14 22AA>{4E9B}393 7 64
<DATA 72 8169>{4E9B:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFQXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 D225>{4E9B:2}g5BdZhEYK5u+eX6JY6Jf5fVDhoO1TboMAQFirhpcj9QO38ZHYl4ITm7rHRYYeyFY
<DATA 72 C537>{4E9B:3}65brXPUUZ0t37z6Zxxd2aAGB+/XzrklgLKvQCiF0q0i2hktkWdjm2wRERTTAFzZy
<DATA 72 0060>{4E9B:4}x3s3pG3KedIrKMkPI43YVMPZzm5U/CzkW4Ft52ZDss+sN5fwMZfj8+II73c8hH4M
<DATA 72 EF8B>{4E9B:5}Cva9SjRzE/y+ZxBYQKwzC8EPr0x8mrqKZMkm+5ka8CVfWDSbuaIsoKVfKDczaVpb
<DATA 72 B427>{4E9B:6}SohE8zlDZp8c9rOUCQeb7T18ZA3SQVmM68qaL1SwE2yyb9ql668RBEcTxF+0tXg

<DATA 17 A349>{4E9B:7}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 B909>{4E9B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1905>{4E9B:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K7KY
File : KR7KR_ex174.213
<MISSING 15 7A83>{4E9B}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Bill K6QOG, ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QST DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 0448>{0B0B}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 34 6CE1>{0B0B}20200617030405:K6QOG-174.213
<ID 33 0603>{0B0B}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 14 6B81>{0B0B}365 6 64
<DATA 72 FE29>{0B0B:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAElXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3+CAW9k83Hm4Y9GS
<DATA 72 1139>{0B0B:2}1sFlS6tQK3SaQNk/Rr+yb93dYGnRiCSH9ZbGUvhe51fid//2S5ObIFs8ieWbL87n
<DATA 72 0555>{0B0B:3}6pcCS1KgHHQmtCmsudyHEdHzv3bpCU6sYiIaCXJSbir2OeBmLoNYSjiKrhKHlcE0
<DATA 72 E405>{0B0B:4}8WfN2eq/SfkkQrs89ssuDsWJ47LQBdL4i9lc/3f2zOhOtU9DTIflCNKEgS8Styad
<DATA 72 2F3C>{0B0B:5}/KXdiJFr534U9MLDkEBeY4HzpHZeOmsIFxAE0LkGbNjF7pUl9cecRtUOHCqZJzBP
<DATA 53 5D58>{0B0B:6}Qm57KZ3VKaXip0CWmX7kptNtQzjGMRuyQA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 9FE3>{0B0B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3FEF>{0B0B:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K7KY
File : K6QOG-174.213
<MISSING 15 E591>{0B0B}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Over 2 David KG7FGT 4 Traffic < K7KY

K7KY DE KG7FGT

<PROG 18 B59B>{380B}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 B03A>{380B}20200617025147:KG7FGT_ex174.213
<ID 17 7302>{380B}KG7FGT CN95
<SIZE 14 C398>{380B}329 6 64
<DATA 72 99D4>{380B:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAD5XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PvaJst
<DATA 72 3B0A>{380B:2}rm+O+0URgKolgTriI1/YBAMJ9neb/nGsNwIRgraofGCiI9BR/yqKBu0o++DmI+dL
<DATA 72 9D85>{380B:3}sOeE/wQ++yBz/zn22nHTa3nAsHCqM2rlWhvUnTrLazNOC4kaSYez6I0Nu60xj5vu
<DATA 72 6BDB>{380B:4}NFeqLEh7m6kqJulcB4Sp/ZWQfg1OFltCFB4w/0rb7QQutCXM2ZzYBTg4kSr0ouVs
<DATA 72 488B>{380B:5}fAFLzf6LnPa1/A4hY4XFFPaqeAWqcK38bjFBueI5740/GJNt1Q70bZzcafLaf4=

<DATA 17 45BB>{380B:6}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 3470>{380B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 947C>{380B:EOT}

DE KG7FGT K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K7KY
File : KG7FGT_ex174.213
<MISSING 15 DC35>{380B}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Next 4 Traffic is Charles W5CLE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NCS DE W5CLE

<PROG 18 04A8>{3811}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 0637>{3811}20200521181325:W5CLE_ex170.txt
<ID 27 7318>{3811}W5CLE Vancouver, WA,
<SIZE 14 7F5B>{3811}453 8 64
<DESC 26 7A46>{3811}EXercise_ant&pwr.213

NCS DE W5CLE BK

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
<DATA 72 D095>{3811:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

<DATA 72 8394>{3811:2}
In your PC-Editor, create a file named,’URCALL_ex170.txt’.
Co
<DATA 72 0874>{3811:3}py the following question to the new file and enter your
answer
<DATA 72 7D5E>{3811:4}.

Listing a RadioGram QTC @ WDN requires a PlainText file. Wh
<DATA 72 DF30>{3811:5}ich FLMSG Menu item generates PlainText?

If you complete thi
<DATA 72 5B2A>{3811:6}s OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex169.txt’
to NCS with FLAMP
<DATA 72 60F5>{3811:7}in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change
‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’.
<DATA 13 C411>{3811:8} 5

<CNTL 10 F76B>{3811:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5767>{3811:EOT}

NCS DE W5CLE K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K7KY
File : W5CLE_ex170.txt
<MISSING 15 9A6D>{3811}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W5CLE < K7KY Charles was this ur first FLAMP Exercise? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
yes, on ORCA I think i grabbed the wrong file.
W5CLE BTU

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
r problem w/file we always say to send the OPTIONAL exercise this session or any session u did well! BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:17:12p 03:17:12z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
First station 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY < K6ETA

Space WX Update

SFI: 72
SN: 11
A: 4
K:1

BZ: 2
Wind: 328.1

Very calm indeed.

If, during the low point of the solar cycle, you think of The Sun as a sleeping giant, the last few weeks he rolled over and mumbled something in his sleep. But now

he’s on his side and not even snoring.

We will keep our eyes open for any new sunspots, but this is a great time for digital comms until we see something new! Probably for the next 4-5 years!

I’m in 100% agreement with Doug and Mindy that, once we reach the ‘critical mass’ of having enough digital ops, nets will start popping up for many different purposes!

If you have an idea for a net, please get some experience on ORCA or WDN running part or all of a net. It’s not as hard as it seems.

Actually, it’s really only:

1] Taking check-ins

2] Asking for relays

3] Queuing up traffic in order

4] Putting in a few comments

(mostly listening and paying attention, keeping a few minor notes)

So run a few nets and then start ur own!!! You probably already have the skills.

By the way… running 100W digital is a HEAVY duty cycle on a barefoot rig. Actually 40W will be a cleaner signal and will probably go just as far. Work on the antenna

for improvements, no QRO needed!

BTN Steve K6ETA in Sonoma County, CA – 73 to all!

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Excellent comments, Steve lets hope the sun wakes itself up by mumbling and get to talking again… good ideas for NCS prospects too… it’s actually quite a

bit of fun too.. BK Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

k7ky < wa7hhe guess I already jumped the gun and gave my comments so will wish everyone a really goo devening 73

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
FB Brad I recall ur comments and agn think Jonathan has fallen with the right crew… BK Over 2 Bruce KB7VX 4 Comments < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K6ETA Steve Petaluma CA S9+ +7db 100% KBD
WA7HHE Brad S9+ +5db 100% KBD
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT S9+ +10 db 100% FLAMP
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT S9 0db 100% FLAMP
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR S9+ +13db 100% FLAMP
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA S9+ +13db 100% FLAMP
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS S9+ +
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS S9+ +10db

Tomorrow morning, I plan to leave early enroute to Victorville, CA; where I have a 13 week contract in diagnostic ultrasound and echocardiography. Due to COVID-19, it

has been almost exactly 5 months since I arrived home from my last contract in Fortuna, CA. Unless something unexpected happens, this will be my last transmission from

Chehalis, WA, for the duration of this new contract.

On Thursday, I plan to check in to WDN from somewhere south of Sacramento. Victorville is at a higher elevation, so I am hoping I can find a suitable location out in

the nearby high desert for participation in ORCA, WDN, and AmRRON.

Times are definitely not normal, and I have some trepidation regarding this. Just this morning, there were more violent protests in Portland. Also this morning, the

North Korean military, in a show of force, bombed the liason building along the DMZ, which clearly demonstrates their current lack of interest in any ongoing peaceful
discussions with the West. On the border with India, China killed 20 Indian soldiers yesterday in a border skirmish. After Vietnam cancelled its contract with China

for rice exports; two Vietnamese vessels were recently captured by the Communist Chinese Navy; and China is in bad relations with Vietnam, the third largest exporte
r of rice in the world. China wants and even needs that rice.
Wish me luck. Best wishes to all ORCA ops,
W7ZAP de KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
RR Bruce… thanks for the detailed reception report we all like to learn about our signals… travel safe to your next assignement bK Ken KR7KR, ur next 4

Comments < K7KY

ORCA digital Net < KR7KR
Mixed conditions tonight
Band started a little weak and improved as it got later.
Good copy on NCS, other were some good and some too weak to copy
Thanks for the Practice
Hope Johnathan follows through and gets his license
Ham radio can be a lot of fun

73
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
FB Ken tu Jonathan will do well landing in Cedar City somehow a meca of digital operators BK Next 4 Comments is Bill K6QOG < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY < K6QOG Band conditions are not the best, besides local stations you are the only station with solid copy. Although the band improves as the sun goes down. Have a

good and healthy week. < K6QOG <RX>

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
RR Bill condx are not the best w/o a lot of wire in the air, we wouldn’t be able to run the nets w/35w BK Next 4 Comments is David KG7FGT < NCS

ORCA de KG7FGT
Signal Report from CN95
K7KY +5dB
W7ZAP +4dB
WA7HHE -4dB
KB7VX +11dB
KR7KR -10dB
K6QOG -8dB
W5CLE 0dB
K6ETA -7dB

Pretty quiet week out here in the boonies. Almost finished with my Apache Spark class. It’s supposed to stop raining tomorrow, so I’ll begin to paint my house and do

some maintenance on my Bronco soon, along with taking my dog on a proper hike. It looks like I have a few macros to install after the net as well.

Question for the net – does anyone have experience with the Xiegu G90? The other day I talked to N7TIN on Olivia, he uses it as his preferred rig. I would be using

it on the trail so I’m specifically curious about build quality. I’m willing to put up with it being a little clunky considering the feature set, but I don’t want

something that breaks easily.

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.. This net has taught me a lot about digital operation and I hope to keep learning more.

KG7FGT BTN

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
RR David u hv quite a few project going… house painting sounds like a lot of work… I’ve not heard of this rig, but others may have and can reply in follow up

comment if they have any info… tnx for the reception report too BK Gene W1EEP, ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP WAS TRYING TO PLAY TONIGHT BUT BAND WAS BAD AND YOU COULD NOT GET MY CHECK IN SO ALMOST GAVE UP. THANKS FOR THE NET 73’S TO ALL

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
We were wondering where u were and decided you couldn’t hear us either… tough bands these days…I hope the
sun gets to doing more than mumbling soon.. BK Next 4 Comments is Charles W5CLE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W5CLE < K7KY Charles hw cpy? ur up 4 Comments < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201706033542
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1148 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:

N7RBP 100% KBD (S9+)
KD7CL 100% KBD (S9) 9dB
K6ETA 100% VidID, KBD (S9 +10) 7dB
KG5DGI 100% KBD (S8) -11dB : lite signal/solid copy Ed!
WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLMSG (S9) 5dB
W7SOT 100% KBD (S9 +40)
KB7VX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +15) 13dB
KR7KR 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9) 3dB
K6QOG 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9) 1dB
KG7FGT 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9) 12dB
WB7TZD 100% KBD (S8)
KS6M 100% KBD (S8+)
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9+) 9dB
KG7VVN 100% KBD (S8) 1dB
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S8)
W5CLE 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9) 6dB
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S8)

ORCA welcomes Scott W7SOT in Brookings,OR. Not the best band condx, but what we have. Kudos to David KG7FGT on relaying ck-in… hard to always interpret what is being

asked. More than 1 way to skin a cat :-) Well done Charles W5CLE on ur 1st active ORCA Net. Great to have you working with us.

GE to Bruno KG7VVN’s grandson Jonathan… Maybe we have another digital Op in training?!

Great comments Steve K6ETA… yes, Ops are more ready to NCS than they may think ;-)

Safe travels to Bruce KB7VX.

Hope everyone continues to stay healthy & safe. See you on the WF again soon!

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum B37F][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Tnx Mindy nice report are there any follow up comment or questions? Does anyone know anything about the rig David asked abt, Xiegu G90??

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7DV < K7KY GE Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7DV < K7KY Dave ur just in time for the Comment Round hv any comments for the net? < NCS

rnkform>
:mg:332 K7KY and the ORCA Net; Howdy folks, tough condx tonite , been getting on late because of the condx ur all sounding gud now hope to hear you better next

week, snow is down to almost the valley floor again, hasnt been this cold since 1916 so global warming must be in another state hi hi
talk to you all later de Dave K7dv ^r
[WRAP:chksum D534][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
FB Dave we doubled at beginning, but we hv ur comments… tu BK anyone else? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY de KB7VX

I had a problem tonight with FLDIGI. There was a station up at 2500 using THOR that grabbed me and pulled me up there onto his signal. It also turned on my TXID and I

cannot turn them off now. Have been fighting this all during the net. Any idea why that happened and why doesn’t my LOCK keep me locked on ORCA?

K7KY de KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
A couple thoughts Bruce… LOCK only work for TX u can be anywhere on the wf with the cursor and it will still tx @ 1500 if set there… for the capture problem

be sure on the ID tab that ‘searches passband is disabled.. the mosquitos are almost always @ 2500 when there’s a net (-: btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY de KB7VX
Okay Dough, Ill check the ID tab after net. Really weird. Mosuitos? HiHi. Thor is mosquitos. BTN

K7KY de KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Also, Bruce if TXID & RxID cant be turned off or on, there’s a glitch in the app and u should reboot it BK any further comments fromthe Active stations? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
OK we hv time for Comments from Monitoring stations < NCS

K7KY de KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7VVN < K7KY Go Bruno & I’ll ck u in QNX < K7KY

ORCA < KG7VVN Doug/Mindy ORCA ops gud to monitor w/Jonathan tonite, he is pretty quick at grasping the basics. He is still monitoring w/me 73 < Kg7VVN

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
RR Bruno Welcome, Jonathan… BK any further comments? < NCS

ORCA NET de KG5DGI. Another one of those bum start/better ending evenings. One Zero % msg., one 100% Wrap, two 100% msgs. Way too much piddle to really follow well

what is taking place. Maybe next time. 73’s

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ED all things considered, ur doing quite well…. think back a few months much better now even in tough band condx…let’s hope it keeps improving BK any

further comments? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Well, it was a tough band tonight, but overall, we did well….

2020-06-16 20:50:58p 03:50:58z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
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K7KY 20201706035230
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K7KY 20192409231907
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:mg:643 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/Jun/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 20
Stations:
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

*Called for COMMENTS only

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Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY de KB7VX
Doug, could you send ORCA icon to me again. I had my 500 hz filter on.

K7KY de KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-06-17T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
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01/DEC/20 Report

01/DEC/20 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 01/DEC/20 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 26 Stations: W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT __WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX __KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX __W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX __K7HDX Ron Cedar [...]

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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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