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ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/aug/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins:12
Stations:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA Bulletin
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out|
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Band condx were not great tonight, but improved as evening approached. We welcomed three new stations tonight. Ken KR7KR and Linda KG7PBX in&out from Cedar City,UT and Dave K7DV checked in from Idaho Falls,ID just after closing. Dave is a member of the Idaho ERC Digital Net. I’ve visited them a couple times. Drop in and say hello from ORCA. They meet every Wed at 1815p 3.581 1500. NCS is Bliss W7RUG. Visiting digital nets helps spread good ideas and solutions among the digital Amateur community.

We’re doing well with the weekly FLAMP practice routine. Mindy W7ZAP is leading this practice in August. If you would like to try it next month, let me know. It’s easy to do and will increase your digital skills and confidence. I’m looking for ways to enable others to participate in NCS routines like check-in and traffic/comment rounds. Any one of us may be called to NCS a digital net some day. It would be good to have had some practice.

Brad WA7HHE passed traffic in MFSK-64 tonight. We should do more mode experimenting. We also learn when a mode doesn’t perform well. Experimenting with modes will enable us to pick the best mode for current condx more efficiently. Remember to return to MFSK-32 for fills and net business.

Today is Steve KB6HOH’s Birthday. Happy Birthday, Steve! We learned from Rick N6IET that Steve K6WSJ is recovering nicely and may be back soon. Steve lives in Venice,CA. And, what’s up in UT? Certainly lots of interest in digital ops and experienced digital operators. It’s great to have them aboard.

Ralph WB6SDR is working out some issues with his Raspberry Pi2/fldigi/flmsg/flamp station. A fully functional digital station on a tiny $35 computer is quite an accomplishment, when you think about it. I’d like to give it a go myself. I’m archiving Ralph’s files and comments on this project. Maybe a good rainy winter project.

Thanks to Ralph and Steve K6ETA for relaying FLAMP fills for Mindy W7ZAP. Our weekly FLAMP message is a great opportunity for the sender to determine if another net station would be better copied by those needing fills. For emergency communications, when traffic needs to pass between stations that don’t hear each other well, NCS would send along a RELAY station to help them complete the transfer.

Once again, don’t fret about mistakes. We all make mistakes occasionally. We’re here to learn and practice in a supportive atmosphere. Let’s have as much fun as we can in the process. Band condx can be stressful enough sometimes. I know how frustrating it is when you can’t copy NCS well enough to know what’s next, or where we are in rotation.

We would like to begin holding occasional daytime nets. They will be very brief; just enough time to check-in and evaluate band condx. We don’t need the whole membership; a few scattered stations will do nicely. We want to be confident and operational at any hour. Let me know if you can meet occasionally during the day and what days/times would be best for you. And, comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Monitors…. After monitoring the net a few times, check-in and give it a go. Traffic is not necessary. You can send QRU in the Traffic round. When the net is busy, it’s good to have a few QRU’s. It keeps the net from running too long.  Check out: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

Mindy & I appreciate all your kind comments and we really enjoy working with each of you. Without you, there would be no net and we wouldn’t be learning digital NCS. Thanks for coming prepared and working as a team. It’s deeply satisfying. I hope to see you all again next Tuesday. 73 Doug K7KY

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DE K7KY W1EEP W1EEP GENE PINE VALLEY UTAH ONE MSG IN HOPPER

W1EEP GE Gene.. nice signal… ur on the log < K7KY

de KR7KR KR7KR KR7KR Ken Ken

Cedar City, Utah

In and out, 73

de KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken… checking into ORCA ? < K7KY

K7KY DE WA7HHE GE Doug, one practice msg ready from Cedar City, several locals monitoring this evening to see how the net

operates.

WA7HHE GE Brad RR tu for the check in & monitors… BREAK KR7KR checked in&out tu Ken… < K7KY

de ke6sls ke6sls k

KE6SLS GE Jaye.. ur on the log… < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA Bulletin

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de N6IET N6IET N6IET kn

N6IET GE Rick ur on the log… < K7KY

K7KY de KG7PBX Linda in Cedar City, Utah IN/OUT de KG7PBX

Relay

ALL ORCA I also have ke6sls go RELAY < K7KY

KG7PBX Linda in Cedar City, Utah IN/OUT wb6sdr

WB6SDR GE Ralph tu for the relay i have linda and just haven’t had time to post the early checkins yet… ur on the log < K7KY

Ok Tnx

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

I also have Ken KR7KR in&out tonight < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye… do you know if WA6NBG is coming tonight? and if not, do you have his bulletin? tu < K7KY

I thought he was gonna be here. If not, tip me off and I’ll do the msg from yesterday.

tu de ke6sls k

KE6SLS Tnx Jaye… if you do the bulletin, I’ll call you at the beginning of Traffic round.. < K7KY

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KR7KR wanten IN & OUT

KR7KR < K7KY RR Ken… I neglected to list in in the roster, but I’ve checked you in&out tonight tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w-180’doublet@80′ < K7KY

08/16/2016 19:31 PDT

Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET – Doug K7KY-NCS

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p – 3.581+1500

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 Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

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

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements (questions/comments?)

Volunteer conducts brief FLAMP practice session

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? Send ‘QRU’. Check before sending FLAMP.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: reception reports, observations,

questions, and comments (keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

NOTE: LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID

ENABLE: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

Have FLAMP open. It does not self-start.

FLAMP traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP REPORTS

and one FILL.

CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or wfID

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

Does anyone plan to send traffic in FLAMP? < K7KY

K6ETA K6ETA GE Steve… ur on the log < K7KY

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Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY<STX>

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:mg:378 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/aug/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins:10

Stations:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w-180’doublet@80′

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ORCA Announcements 016/aug/16

NEW! for the weekly FLAMP practice traffic that precedes the

regular Traffic round. A net member will conduct this activity

for NCS. It will provide experience withFLAMP/REPORT/RELAY

and digital NCS tasks. Mindy W7ZAP will lead today’s practice.

In an emergency, the first Ops on freq will establish the net.

It would be helpful to already have some experience with basic

NCS duties. We can learn and practice these skills in modules,

so we don’t have to learn the whole process at once.

We could be asked to establish a daytime digital net. We want

to experiment with daytime frequencies and modes. If you can

meet for a brief daytime net (10-15min), let me know what

day/time will work for you. I’ll pick the most common time/date.

Please hold Keyboard dialog for Comment Round. Questions and

topical comments anytime.

If you need to leave early, please check-out with NCS. < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Check-ins? < K7KY

ALL ORCA We’ve changed our weekly FLAMP practice routine to have a net member lead the routine… Mindy W7ZAP has volunteered

for Aug… U can do this next month if you like… It’s not difficult and gives some practice with NCS routines… OK Mindy the net is yours… <

K7KY

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ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 17BF>{0ECD}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 60CA>{0ECD}20160810012855:FLAMPmsg.txt

<ID 26 74BD>{0ECD}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 E4A4>{0ECD}236 5 48

<DATA 56 5597>{0ECD:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET, Weekly FLAMP practice message.

<DATA 56 EE7A>{0ECD:2} We’ll attempt to fill this message to all stat

<DATA 56 3ED6>{0ECD:3}ions. If you CONFIRM the message, NCS may ask yo

<DATA 56 7B12>{0ECD:4}u to RELAY the fill blocks. You can volunteer to

<DATA 52 9DD8>{0ECD:5} conduct the weekly FLAMP practice traffic.

<CNTL 10 D8E0>{0ECD:EOF}

<CNTL 10 78EC>{0ECD:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For FLAMP traffic we have one quick round for

REPORTS & FILL. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button or

send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 51C1>{0ECD}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 47BE>{0ECD}PREAMBLE

DE W1EEP K

WA7HHE

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 47BE>{0ECD}PREAMBLE

DE N6IET K

WB6SDR

DE WB6SDR

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 51C1>{0ECD}CONFIRMED

DE WB6SDR K

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 51C1>{0ECD}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

K7KY

DE K7KY

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 51C1>{0ECD}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K6ETA < W7ZAP

Steve… would you pls RELAY the file to the net?? < W7ZAP

DE K6ETA

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 17BF>{0ECD}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 60CA>{0ECD}20160810012855:FLAMPmsg.txt

<ID 26 74BD>{0ECD}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 E4A4>{0ECD}236 5 48

<DATA 56 5597>{0ECD:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET, Weekly FLAMP practice message.

<DATA 56 EE7A>{0ECD:2} We’ll attempt to fill this message to all stat

<DATA 56 3ED6>{0ECD:3}ions. If you CONFIRM the message, NCS may ask yo

<DATA 56 7B12>{0ECD:4}u to RELAY the fill blocks. You can volunteer to

<DATA 52 9DD8>{0ECD:5} conduct the weekly FLAMP practice traffic.

<CNTL 10 D8E0>{0ECD:EOF}

<CNTL 10 78EC>{0ECD:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 8 05EC>{0ECD}3

DE W1EEP K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 51C1>{0ECD}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 51C1>{0ECD}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

WB6SDR < W7ZAP

Ralph… would you pls RELAY block 3? TU < W7ZAP

DE WB6SDR

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 56 3ED6>{0ECD:3}ions. If you CONFIRM the message, NCS may ask yo

<CNTL 10 D8E0>{0ECD:EOF}

<CNTL 10 78EC>{0ECD:EOT}

DE WB6SDR K

W1EEP

K7KY I LOST MY MESSAGE TO SENT SORRY PLEASE MOVE ON W1EEP W1EEP

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

OK we’ll hand it back to NCS < W7ZAP

W7ZAP TU Mindy… and nice work to all too… this is not as easy as passing traffic btwn two stations… which would be

the more normal method… Round table works OK too for practice… BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Check-ins? < K7KY

ALL ORCA OK Time for the traffic round and we begin with bulletins… Don WA6NBG is not here toniight and Jaye KE6SLS has the

Humboldt bulletin… over to Jaye… < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls with traffic RELAY.

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:to:24 Eureka Emergency VHF Net

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2016-08-15

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:sb:48 Bulletins and Annoucements for August 15th, 2016

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:897 Humboldt County Fair starts Thursday!

146.91 MHz repeater on Rainbow Ridge replaced with more stable repeater. Antenna work to be done in the future.

No EmComm meeting this month.

We need a ;N ùtrol operator for the Eureka VHF Emergency Net on September 5th.

Technician class Amateur Radio classes start Monday, September 12th. Don Campbell, KE6HEC is the contact for this class and can be

contacted at 834-0042, or email ke6hec@arrl.net. The cost for the book is $35, the class is free of charge. Class runs for 12 weeks, then

participants are prepared for the official technician class FCC radio test. The classes will take place at the down town Eureka Fire

Department, 533 “C” street (6th & C). Classes from from 7PM to 9PM each Monday evening.

Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

This ends the digital message for August 15th.

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KE6SLS TU Jaye…. BREAK W1EEP Gene… I understand you don’t have traffic now… I hope we didn’t get it mixed up in the

FLAMP routine…. I’ll be back to you for comments later… tu BREAK WA7HHE Brad ur turn now for traffic < K7KY

de wa7hhe longer msg switching to MFSK 64

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:sb:46 Damage Assesment into the EOC via Amateur Rado

:mg:558 Amateur Radio Damage Assessmment Reports can be provided to the EOC by populating the RESPONDER TAB and then

saving this message with the Damage Assessment Location and your callsign in the file name.

When Disaster-Response Apps Fail

The solution to emergency communications: redundancy, redundancy, redundancy.

Full Story: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Disaster-Apps.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=When%20Disaster

-Response%20Apps%20Fail%2C%20Maps%20Aid%20Fight%20Against%20Zika&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&u

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Damage Assessment-CERT Form #1

FIRES BURNING:

FIRES OUT:

HAZARDS: GAS LEAK

HAZARDS: H2O LEAK

HAZARDS: ELECTRICAL

HAZARDS: CHEMICAL

STRUCTURE DAMAGED:

STRUCTURE COLLAPSED:

PEOPLE INJURED:

PEOPLE TRAPPED:

PEOPLE DEAD:

ROADS ACCESS:

ROADS NO ACCESS:

ANIMALS INJURED:

ANIMALS TRAPPED:

ANIMALS ROAMING:

OBSERVATIONS:

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WA7HHE Tnx Brad 64 worked perfectly here… BREAK N6IET Rick ur up for traffic or? < K7KY

N6IET OK Rick QRU it didn’t print here, but Mindy go it… tu BREAK WB6SDR Ralph ur up next… < K7KY

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I am looking forward doing some more fishing this year; Loon Lake is calling me!

Prior to net I copied: Wood Stamp Art, Old Mexico, ORCA DIGITAL NET, URL,

Durring Net got nice ORCA image. flmsg>2.0.15

I may be able to meet durring the day on 75, or 40M

Noise Level is S8.

The Oregon Digital Net Reception Report

80M 3.581 MHz date: 8/16/2016

Mode MFSK32

The following stations were copied at WB6SDR in Folsom CA

STATION NAME QTH LEVEL S/N TRAFFIC RX OK

================================================================

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA S9

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT S9+10 7dB

KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT S9+10 7dB

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA S9+10 7dB

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w-180’doublet@80′

S9+10 17dB

K6ETA Steve S9+20 11dB

End of report.

73’S WB6SDR

Back to NCS.

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WB6SDR Tnx Ralph… nice rpt… tu for the relay in FLaMP ur station is just right to fill the stations in UT… BREAK K6ETA OK

Steve ur turn… < K7KY

KE6SLS de K6ETA

CALL S/N SIG NAME COMMENTS

K6KY +13dB 599 Doug 100% ORCA Logo almost perfect!

W7ZAP +15dB 599 Mindy 100% FLAmp on 1st try

KE6SLS +4dB 58 Jaye 95% FLWrap, pop-up, 99% copy

W1EEP +1dB 57 Gene

WA7HHE -4dB 55 Brad FLWrap, pop up, URL good! MFSK64 working!

N6IET -2dB 56 Rick 100%

WB6SDR +9dB 599 Ralph

btu 6KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA TU Steve…. over to Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

QRU < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Check-ins? < K7KY

ALL ORCA OK, on to the Comment round… we begin with Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

ORCAA de ke6sls TU Doug.

Good copy on some stations, bad cp on other stations. bugger that. Okay, here

is the report and added ‘stuff’ too.

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:mg:1959 Running 35 watts to small inverted V dipole, sent msg with 50 Watts:

k7ky s9, 12db, p4, 100%

w1eep s5, -13db, 0%, bugger, just can’t pull him in tonight :(

kr7kr — no cp at all

wa7hhe s5, 0%

n6iet -12db, s5, 50%

wb6sdr 1db, s6, 100% on all

k6eta s8, 6db, 100%

Had 7 digital check-ins Monday evening at 8:05 on 3.582 for

Humboldt Digital Emergency net.

I like the idea of rotating traffic for flamp!

Don wa6nbg I think is at FWRA meeting tonight as well as Jim kw6jim.

Second day back to work. Still alive and kickin’ but dog tired and sore.

Humboldt Chili:

Chili cookin’ tonight. 1# ground beef, local if you got it. Two largish onions, maybe one white, one red. Cut these in half, take half of each

and dice up largish and add to the ground beef cookin’ in the skillet with cover. Add some spice, black pepper, sea salt, garlic (made local

and yummy!). Use a half large garlic and mince it up and add to beef/onions cookin’ away. Prep 2 small cans of tomato paste; prep a few

tomato into chunks. Mince a jalapeño and add it to your beef before it’s completely cooked. Once beef is done, add to large kettle!

cut up a few carrots and add to the pot.

Add the tomato paste.

Add the tomatos.

add a few cans water

add chili seasonings

stir baby stir!

add the other chopped onions

add a potato chopped

add a chopped zucchini!

add a chopped red bell pepper

add a chopped orange bell pepper

add a can of kidney beens

chop a green bell pepper

chop a yellow bell pepper

add a small can of sliced mushrooms

add teaspoon of Tabasco sauce

add a teaspoon or two of Humboldt Habinoro sauce!

Let this cook for a bit, say 10 minutes good boil, keep covered.

Now add the last of your bell peppers. Taste, need a bit more

hot sauce?

Now let this whole thing simmer for 15 minutes.

turn off heat, remove cover, let cool. Makes a lot of bowls

of very good to eat, and good for your body Humboldt Chili!

“Humboldt Chili, it’s whats for dinner” :)

ENJOY!

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KE6SLS Jaye… where’s the guest list? and, you could be the next station to conduct the weekly FLAMP drill if you’re not too tired

and busy from returning to wk…. tu BREAK W1EEP Gene… ur up for comments and if you found your file, you can send it now too… < K7KY

DE K7KY W1EEP SORRY ABOUT THAT PRINT WAS A LITTLE BAD TO READ AT THAT TIME BUT YES I LOST MY MSG WE

HAD A FEW MORE CHECK IN FROM SO UTAH AND THAT IS GOOD WE WILL TRY TO FILL THE NET THANKS TO YOU AND

MINDY Y

W1EEP So many UT stations… I’ve been thinking we might have to somehow work UT into the logo….hihi… BREAK

WA7HHE OK Brad ur up… < K7KY

WA7HHE Copy Report:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA poor copy on Jaye this evening, about 60% kbd. s/n -9 to -13 db.

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT 100% kbd copy s/n +12 db

KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out s/n +8 db

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA s/n = QRU

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA 100% copy kbd, s/n +4

K6ETA Steve 100% kbd, s/n +3 db

WA6NBG Don Eureka CA s/n -9

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR FLAMP msg missed blk 3 first round, confirmed on relay.

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS 95% image, 100% copy kbd, s/n +5 db

73’s WA7HHE

WA7HHE Tnx Brad BREAK N6IET over to Los Angeles and Rick… < K7KY

Greetings fellow ORCA netizens from West Los Angeles, home of UCLA.

I’m running 25 watts today. Here are some signal reports:

Doug K7KY -2 to 4 dB 100% print but noisy logo

Jaye KE6SLS -11 to -6 dB 70%

Gene W1EEP -5 dB 100%

Brad WA7HHE 1 to 10 dB 100%

Ralph WB6SDR 11 dB 100%

Steve K6ETA 2 dB 100%

Mindy W7ZAP -8 to -2 dB 90%

Note to Gene: “de K7KY” means “from K7KY”. That’s what you usually preface your transmissions with.

Thanks to all for signal reports and to Doug and Mindy for running the net!

I don’t have a daily update from Steve. Sorry he didn’t make the net.

73 to all and to all a Good Night!

de N6IET sk

N6IET Thanks, Rick Please tell Steve K6WSJ that we miss him… Steve has been having a couple health issues lately, but is on the mend… BREAK WB6SDR Ralph… ur turn.. < K7KY

This statiion is having a freezeup on the waterfall in Fldigi and I had to reboot the application in Linux this evening and I got out of Sync. with my traffic as a result. This is a reoccuring problem that locks up all applications. and I have to reboot Xwindows. If anyone else is having this problem I would like to hear from you. Thanks for your understanding 73’s

-Ralph

BTU NCS

WB6SDR Ralph… it was a great report and not a problem… if we closed the net for problems, we would have been long gone… Me too with the errors and mistakes… and, I’m waiting a bit before jumping into a Raspberry Pi 3 until I have time and see you’ve sorted it all out

(-: BREAK K6ETA OK Steve ur turn… < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de K6ETA

QRU and I need to check out!

Thx and 73 K6ETA

K6ETA OK Steve tnx for joining us tonight 73 cu next time… BREAK

W7ZAP MIndy ur up next… < K7KY

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35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KE6SLS 100% KBD, FLMSG checksum (S-9 s/n=12db) Mmmmm.. chili

W1EEP 100% KBD (S8- s/n=1dB)

KR7KR 100% KBD (no sig report – sorry)

WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLMSG checksum (S8- s/n=6dB) MFSK64

N6IET 100% KBD (S-8 s/n=6dB)

KG7PBX 100% KBD (S-2 s/n=-4dB)

WB6SDR 100% KBD (S-9 s/n=7dB)

K6ETA 100% KBD (S-9 +15 s/n=7dB)

K7KY 100% KBD, FLMSG, image

Welcome to Ken KR7KR and Linda KG7PBX, both from Cedar City… hotbed of digital comms! Band condx not so good tonight. Lost one of

our wire antennas today that is on our neighbor’s property. His excavator took it out. We use this ant on our hilltop and hope we can get it

back up in the air soon.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP sk

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W7ZAP Tnx Mindy, nice report… BREAK That’s it for Traffic & Comments tonight… Welcome to the new stations in UT. I’m beginning to

wonder if UT should be the leading state in NBEMS instead of PA… Great to have all the UT stations working with us…. Thanks to

everyone for paying attention the FLAMP traffic practice is going very smoothly… I think most of the Ops on this net would do quite well in emergency communications… BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Check-ins? < K7KY

K7KY de KB6HOH OK GE Doug NO TFC from Novato and will just be listening.

So BTU K7KY de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH GE Steve… nice to see you… ur right at the end of both traffic and comments… I’ll send an updated roster before

we close… BREAK any last comments or questions before we close? please use pre-tone tu < K7KY

rg. ORCA de ke6sls

tu Doug. Chili was YUMMY!

anyway, forgot Mindy….

w7zap was s9, 10DB and 100% cp on all

Pretty much everyone came up last round, but some still very poor cp here.

bugger that.

Hi to Utah stations, I was confused about the two call signs, but Mindy’s

report filled me it. TU mindy.

kb6hoh 6db, s8, 100% cp here.

okay, 73 ya’ll. Sure was a busy day,evening. new routine might kill me yet!

de ke6sls k

ALL ORCA any others?

< K7KY

Hi Doug de wa7hhe, thanks to you and Mindy for all the work your putting into the net, talking up the net to our local folks trying to get them

to make the jump from VHF to HF. Hopefully we all will have more time to check in as Winter gets closer.

73’s Brad

WA7HHE Tnx Brad uv done a good job stiring up Ops for the net… and, they]ve done a good job on the net… I look forward to having

the monitoring stations work with us on-air soon… we likely have more monitors than we would guess… it’s a good idea to monitor this net

before joining… there are a few more details than most digital nets..

Remember, we want to try a few daytime frequencies and modes so we’ll be able to start and operate a digital net at any hour… let me

know when you could do some brief testing during the day… tell me day and time possible for you and I’ll try to accomodate as many as I can… OK last call for comments before we close… < K7KY

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:mg:403 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/aug/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins:12

Stations:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w-180’doublet@80′

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This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 08/16/2016 20:36 PDT

Thank’s for working with us tonight.

We appreciate your time and interest.

Hope to see you again next week.

73 < Doug K7KY NCS

Net Reports

27/JUL/21 Report

27/JUL/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/JUL/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 28 Stations: W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX __WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX __N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX __KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX __KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA [...]

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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


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

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

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

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Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
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Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
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Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
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5850 kHz
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