16/JUN/15 Report

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Net Report, 16/Jun/15

Check-ins:  4
Traffic:       4

Stations:
WA6NBG  Don    Bul
K7IFG       Ken    T
W7ZAP     Mindy T
K7KY        Doug  T  NCS

It looks like small nets may be the norm for summer.  The combination of noisy summer conditions on the low bands and great wx for outdoor activities and travel cuts into radio time for most of us.  I know some stations are not hearing me well this summer. Last week I didn’t do well with Danon KJ6UPE and David NX6D, although not all our difficulties are propagation.  QTH and equipment are also big factors.  Tonight, the band was not too shabby for a summer evening.  Most traffic passed on the first transmission.

Mindy W7ZAP and I sent messages in PSK63RC4.  My antenna favors Don and Ken K7IFG and they both copied my PSK63RC4 message 100%.  Mindy’s antenna is better E/W.  Were we passing actual communications, Mindy & I could work all directions effectively.

It’s been interesting to use different digital modes.  Needing more signal this summer encouraged me to delve into the properties of different modes.  Here are some PSK63RC4 specs:

PSK63RC4  = 220wpm, 330bw,  80% dutycycle, FEC
MFSK32     = 120wpm, 630bw, 100% dutycycle

I’m particularly interested in modes with lighter duty cycles.  Using PSK63RC4, I can increase my transmit power by 20%.  More power and less band width by half should improve my signal somewhat.  Eventually, we’ll know which mode is best for current conditions.  Not all modes will transmit images; an important feature.

By now, our regular members have flamp installed and working.  We are successfully using flamp nearly every net.  And, we’ve developed a workable routine to make flamp REPORTs quickly and fill missing blocks w/o disrupting traffic rotation.

After closing the net, we QSY’d to our 40m alternate, 7.122, but didn’t connect.  We should probably check our alternate frequency more often when conditions are poor on 80m.

Thanks for coming out to work with us tonight.  I hope to see you next week too.  73 Doug K7KY

——— Net Log —————

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Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1516>>

 

TEST TEST  TEST   TEST  TEST TEST TEST  TEST   TEST  TEST

 

WA6NBG  WA6NBG de WA6NBG

 

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Early Check-in

Send only your callsign or print it on the WF

I’ll list earlies before regular check-in.  de K7KY k

 

1WA6NBG

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

 

TEST TEST  TEST   TEST  TEST TEST TEST  TEST   TEST  TEST

 

WA6NBG  WA6NBG de WA6NBG

 

 

ORCA DIGIAL NET, Checked-in early:

 

WA6NBG

K7IFG

W7ZAP

K7KY

<  K7KY k

 

QST QST – WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET –  Doug K7KY NCS

in Brookings,OR

 

ORCA meets every Tuesday at 1930p here on 3.595 USB.  Software:

FLDIGI, FLMSG, & FLAMP. Mode: MFSK-32 @ 1500.  Other

modes and bands depending on conditions.  Alternate digital freq: 7.122

USB.  Optional voice freq’s: 3.955 &  7.200.

 

The ORCA DIGITAL NET is dedicated to learning digital operating skills

and practicing digital traffic handling.  The

net  connects Amateur Operators  with mutual interest in training,

information-sharing, and support.  Visitors welcome.

 

This is a DIRECTED Net.  Please answer check-in with your CALLSIGN.

If you can print your call on the WF, use any

free space in the passband.

 

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

 

NCS transmits grayscale test image

NCS transmits Rotation list

NCS transmits Announcements (comments/questions?)

 

NCS calls each station in rotation (traffic or keyboard)*

 

A round (or more) of  fills, reception reports, comments, questions,

follows the traffic round.

 

Closing Announcment (optional QSY to voice)

 

* Before sending, please LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID, &

AFC and enable CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq

lock’

** ORCA website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/       < K7KY NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET  de K7KY

Check-in: Please respond with your callsign only…

 

 

 

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

Grayscale image for signal evaluation

<IMAGE:G, C:\Documents and

Settings\Admin\Desktop\PBlogo\ORCAlogo.png>

 

Sending Pic:192×192;

<STX>

 

 

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-9.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151706023414

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151706023350

<blankform>

:mg:133

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation order

 

WA6NBG

K7IFG

W7ZAP

K7KY

 

NCS will call stations in order. Send traffic or keyboard as you like…

[WRAP:chksum F484][WRAP:end]

… end

 

ALL ORCA Late check-in, come now please…<  K7KY k ORCA

DIGITAL NET,  Announcements, 16/June/15

 

Reguar traffic rotation tonight.  Relay, flamp , and different  modes are

always optional.  Let me know now if you want

to add/change something.

 

*REPOST

Flamp notes: For flamp traffic, NCS will prompt the following station to

send an flamp REPORT.  The remaining stations will REPORT in order

w/o prompt.  If you don’t have flamp installed, send your callsign only.

This will alert the following station to

REPORT.

 

We will only do one round of REPORTS and one fill before returning

to traffic rotation.  Stations still incomplete, can fill after net.

 

*Remember:  Enable CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’ ,  and

LOCK fldigi @ 1500.     Enable RxID, TxID, &

AFC

Comments, Questions? Announcements, come now with your callsign.

<  K7KY

 

WA6NBG  OK Don, over to you for the Humboldt bulletin…  de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-15.213]<flmsg>1.1.32

:hdr_fm:22

WA6NBG 20151706023745

:hdr_ed:22

WA6NBG 20151706021917

<ics213>

:to:27 Eureka Emergency Net & ORCA

:p1:33 25 Watts into 180′ endfeed up 25′

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2015-06-15

:t1:5 1820L

:sb:26 Bulletins and Annoucements

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:634 Bulletins and Annoucements for June 15th.

 

Those interested in Emergency Communications should attend the

EmComm meeting Thursday June 18th at 1900L at Eureka

downtown fire station.

 

Redwood Amateur Radio Club meeting Tuesday, June 23rd, at 1900L in

Rohner Park in Fortuna.

 

Field Day Saturday & Sunday, June 27/28 at Woodly Island. Potluck

dinner Saturday evening and a breakfast by Jim and

Rachael on Sunday morning.

 

Note the NEW email address to send any bulletins or announcements for

the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to wa6nbg@Yahoo.com

or via Packet to WA6NBG @ W6ZZK-1 on 145.050 MHz.

 

This ends the digital message for June 15th.

[WRAP:chksum B6E2][WRAP:end]

… end

 

K7IFG OK Ken, you’re up…  de K7KY k tn

 

DE K7IFG  FOLLOWS A FLAMP FORMAT MESSAGE   ……….

 

 

QST DE K7IFG

 

<PROG 18 E8D6>{78E9}FLAMP 2.2.02

<FILE 33 0876>{78E9}20150611041859:K7IFG-21.m2s

<ID 34 B8AD>{78E9}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

<SIZE 14 521E>{78E9}425 7 64

<DESC 41 BC85>{78E9}SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE FLMSG VIA

FLAMP

<PROG 18 E8D6>{78E9}FLAMP 2.2.02

<FILE 33 0876>{78E9}20150611041859:K7IFG-21.m2s

<ID 34 B8AD>{78E9}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

<SIZE 14 521E>{78E9}425 7 64

<DESC 41 BC85>{78E9}SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE FLMSG VIA

FLAMP

<DATA 72

20FE>{78E9:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGaXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5

T3dGz4BqhBYmu5ykIZXXbL

<DATA 72

FC67>{78E9:2}lfc4u1wa+iH73roc/69yRafeQb7EcdEOV3TKQz0WSBX

3yKxzCYAxGZLxDpS+PRIn

<DATA 72

5E21>{78E9:3}7VeHRe5Png5ZI997nUT6jG9rT2TqlsJkk7pXhh3fsy7vdk

9k3ecAljEfeEm0Clbc

<DATA 72

2D2F>{78E9:4}n+N9aD4VPu53IUqS1/zDNiMvnH7GDn3qseYSejQImB

DO51HQHjObHABk08G0oC1P

<DATA 72

A6BB>{78E9:5}2EIzPpAyXS4M3MbofPund36aqh05crExJ4UIsDhFNgit

pswSmmOxcR8Kz+jWCTs2

<DATA 72

EDB1>{78E9:6}nIm13sDuTYmARSpX8KJChOdbVgPiWeXqHPlDz2lN

cflnIMnQkuTF9eHDfISOL+NW

<DATA 49 3B6F>{78E9:7}ROKC0Ca9goeU+TgLqmztiSSZT1APdQA

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 786C>{78E9:EOF}

<CNTL 10 D860>{78E9:EOT}

 

QST DE K7IFG K

 

W7ZAP   Mindy, please send your flamp REPORT.  All stations follow

around w/o prompt…  de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

W7ZAP

File : K7IFG-21.m2s

<MISSING 15 8EF2>{78E9}CONFIRMED

DE W7ZAP K

 

DE K7KY

File : K7IFG-21.m2s

<MISSING 15 8EF2>{78E9}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

 

DE WA6NBG

File : K7IFG-21.m2s

<MISSING 8 4402>{78E9}7

DE WA6NBG K

 

QST DE K7IFG

 

<DATA 49 3B6F>{78E9:7}ROKC0Ca9goeU+TgLqmztiSSZT1APdQA

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 786C>{78E9:EOF}

<CNTL 10 D860>{78E9:EOT}

 

QST DE K7IFG K

 

WA6NBG  Your report now please, Don…  de K7KY k tn

 

QST DE K7IFG

 

<DATA 49 3B6F>{78E9:7}ROKC0Ca9goeU+TgLqmztiSSZT1APdQA

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 786C>{78E9:EOF}

<CNTL 10 D860>{78E9:EOT}

 

QST DE K7IFG K

 

WA6NBG  OK Don, a REPORT now please…  de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

DE WA6NBG

File : K7IFG-21.m2s

<MISSING 15 8EF2>{78E9}CONFIRMED

DE WA6NBG K

 

ALL ORCA Any late members or visitors wanting to check in?  come

now…  de K7KY k W7ZAP   Up to you now, Mindy   de

K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

 

de W7ZAP

I’d like to test a different mode tonite & will send my message in

PSK63rc4

Please stand by for message…

 

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

 

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 16june2015.213]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20151706024844

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20151606191357

<ics213>

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:22 40w 120′ doublet @ 65′

:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP

:p2:13 Brookings, OR

:d1:10 2015-06-16

:t1:5 1848Z

:sb:43 Upcoming Digital Contests (June 20-21 2015)

:mg:1039

All Asian DX Contest, CW: 0000Z, Jun 20 to 2400Z, Jun 21

Mode: CW

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Rules:

https://www.jarl.org/English/4_Library/A-4-3_Contests/2015AA_rule.htm

 

SMIRK Contest: 0000Z, Jun 20 to 2400Z, Jun 21

Mode: CW, Phone

Bands: 6m only

Rules: http://www.smirk.org/contest.html

 

Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY Contest: 1200Z, Jun 20 to 1159Z, Jun 21

Mode: RTTY

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Rules: http://urdxc.org/rtty/rules.php?english

 

Stew Perry Topband Challenge: 1500Z, Jun 20 to 1500Z, Jun 21

Mode: CW

Bands: 160m only

Rules: http://www.kkn.net/stew/

 

West Virginia QSO Party: 1600Z, Jun 20 to 0200Z, Jun 21

Mode: CW, SSB, Digital

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Rules:   http://www.qsl.net/wvsarc/wvqp/2015wvqsorules.html

 

Feld Hell Sprint: 2000Z-2159Z, Jun 20

Mode: Feld Hell

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m

Rules:

https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/Home/contests/sprints/field-day

-sprint

 

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest: 0100Z-0300Z, Jun 22

Mode: CW

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Rules: http://fpqrp.org/pigrun/

 

[WRAP:chksum 25B0][WRAP:end]

… end

 

Qaa 50ç e;tõvf7ÄoGU

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:50Z 4xPSK63R @ 1504>>

 

Returning net to MFSK-32  <  W7ZAP k

 

WA6NBG  Don, did you copy MindyOK?   I’d like to try the same mode,

but not if it’s not printing in the field…

de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

Doug,  Header was 100% but seemed to be nothing in the body….  No

checksum.   Signal strong but no message…  BTU

Doug

 

TU Don,,   Ken, how did you copy Mindy?   de K7KY k

 

DE K7IFG   100% COPY OF MINDY’S XMISSION HERE    KN

 

Good, that encourages me to try my msg in the same mode.  Mindy’s

antenna is about 90deg from mine and mine more

favors N/S   here comes a short msg, same mode as before..

Any late check ins or visitors before the next traffic?  come now…  de

K7KY k uon apeƒhane

 

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn AfricanProverb.213]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151706025519

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151606194857

<ics213>

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:fm:9 Doug K7KY

:p2:23 180′ doublet @ 80′, 40w

:sb:24 Old African Proverb (OT)

:s1:9 Doug K7KY

:p3:5 SW/OR

:mg:107 ‘If you want to go fast, go alone.

If you want to go far, go together.’

African Proverb

[WRAP:chksum BACB][WRAP:end]

… end

 

All ORCA  Mode: MFSK-32  < K7KYKW6JIM oops!WA6NBG  Don, I”m

messing up the regular rotation.  There’s so few of us tonight, It won’t

make a big problem.  How did that print?   de

K7KY k

 

Doug,    100% and FLMSG…   BTU

 

K7IFG How copy, Ken?   de K7KY k @a

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

DE K7IFG   QSL  CAME THROUGH  GREAT DOUG  KN

 

ALL ORCA I was interested in this mode after the last few weeks

hearing so many observations that I need more power @

NCS.  I don’t have much headroom for increasing my power, but this

mode is much narrower and only 10wpm slower than

MFSK32. It is also only 80% dutycycle, so I feel comfortable to increase

my power in poor conditions.  We should try

this mode out under more diffenent conditons.  It’s also FEC…

OK, time for a round of observations and comments.  Give just a little

pause for late members and then begin with

comments, Don WA6NBG   de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-9.b2s]<flmsg>1.1.32:hdr_fm:42

K7KY 20151706023414

WA6NBG 20151706030157

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151706023350

<blankform>

:mg:454

Reception report from WA6NBG

 

K7IFG     100% after fill.   Keyboard 100%

W7ZAP     Header but no message. Keyboard 100%

K7KY      Photo 65%. PSK63RC4 100% & FLMSG. Keyboard 100%

 

My radio crashed over the weekend and I had to reset all my levels. This

is the first time on HF with the new settings.

I hope everything still works. Note —  DO NOT leave un-terminated

cables hooked to your radio when transmitting…

 

Back to Net Control… de WA6NBG

 

[WRAP:chksum 6495][WRAP:end]

… end

 

WA6NBG  Everything does seem to be working, at least as things look

from here.   OK, over to Ken…  de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7IFG-13.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:21

K7IFG 20151706030406

:hdr_ed:21

K7IFG 20151706030207

<blankform>

:mg:283

 

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation order

 

WA6NBG  SIGNAL S-4 100% COPY FLMSG OPEN IN BROWSER

W7ZAP   SIGNAL S-4 100% COPY PKSR63 OPEN FLMSG AND

BROWSER

K7KY    SIGNAL S-9 PLUS COPY PKSR63 OPEN FLMSG AND

BROWSER

 

SIGNALS WERE VERY GOOD BETWEEN DOUG AND i WE COULD

PROBABLY

DO FASTER MODES.

 

[WRAP:chksum B96A][WRAP:end]

… end

 

W7ZAP   Interesting the difference between Mindy & my reception at

Don’s QTH.  Mindy’s ant does not favor Ken..

Sorry, I meant Ken’s QTH    good reports tonight..   OK Mindy..  de K7KY

k

Before RSID: <<2015-06-17T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

doehiDii

 

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

 

WA6NBG          100% FLMSG (ur settings seem good here)

K7IFG   100% FLAMP (tnx fer sig info)

K7KY    100% FLMSG + image

 

Small net tonite… makes experimenting more interesting and doesn’t

bog down the flow as it might with a larger group.

Band seems better than it has for the past few weeks. I used to think

bigger nets were better, but I’m liking the small

ones more! Good to see you Don and Ken :-)

 

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

 

… start[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-9.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151706030740

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151706023350

<blankform>

:mg:158

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Reception report:

 

WA6NBG  100%+flmsg, S-8, s/n 8db

K7IFG  100% first time,

W7ZAP  100% +flmsg

K7KY   me

 

180′ doublet @ 80′, 35w tonight

[WRAP:chksum 6387][WRAP:end]

… end

 

ALL ORCA Well, that’s a round of traffic and comments.  Anyone want to

run another message or have more comments?  de

K7KY k A good night for a short net.  If you don’t mind, I’d like to quickly

qsy to 7.122  to see what 40m looks like.

It’s our alternate and it would be good to take a look at it now & then..

 

Let’s close the ORCA DIGITAl NET for this evening and QSY to 7.122

and say CUL     de K7KY k K7IFG WA6NBG      de K7KY

K7IFG WA6NBG  de K7KY WA6NBG  K7IFG de K7KY de K7KY K7IFG

de K7KY k K7IFG   de K7KY k

 

 

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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
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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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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
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9400 kHz
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Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
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7730 kHz
5850 kHz
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