16/MAY/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/may/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU in/out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT in&out
AG7RV Dick Reno,N
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Band condx were really poor tonight; probably the worst we’ve experienced on ORCA. Overall we still did OK. Poor band condx impel us to try other modes and we do need this sort of experience. It can be very frustrating. Poor reception leads to doubles and lots of repeats.

We decided before net to use whatever mode the band would support for the weekly FLAMP exercise. We didn’t plan to announce mode changes. We wanted to gain experience with auto mode-tracking w/o TXid. Mindy did TX mode-ID, but it wasn’t parsed by many stations. My station changed to THOR-22 and copied the file correctly as did Howard’s KB6NN. The first stations Mindy polled for REPORTS did not copy the mode change, so she began again in MFSK-32. This worked better, but we still had difficulty filling the more distant stations. We didn’t really complete the FLAMP exercise tonight. We moved on with the remaining net activities and planned to fill the practice messages following net if anyone was interested.

Thanks for staying focused and engaged during one of our more difficult nets. As frustrating as difficult band condx can be, they are good practice for conditions we may encounter in emergencies. You did well with adverse conditions tonight. Our underlying skills increase with regular practice. Resolving unanticipated problems on-the-fly leads to greater depth in our troubleshooting capacities.

Had we been an emergency net tonight, we would have used a net structure that focused more on Station-to-Station contact and not attempted to print at every net station. We would have found the best RELAY for each situation and we would likely have taken less time to pass our traffic. Practicing on the net takes more time and energy, but provides the regular practice that will make us more likely to perform well in emergencies.My thinking, anyway.

Here’s how the band delivered my signal to Pine Valley,UT and Eureka,CA tonight.

RX: W1EEP UT RX: KB6NN CA

Our thanks to each check-in tonight. And, and additional Thank You to those who take time to engage Mindy & I on ORCA issues after the net and by email. We appreciate your interest and support. It’s what make ORCA a team activity.

73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log —————

K7KY de K6ETA

Looks really good Doug!

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY Good to hear, Steve.. Mindy was just checking a web site that indicates not such good condx tonight. Sometimes they’re

not correct. Tonight, I hope… < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

You’re baning in here 599 +40 and +14 s/n

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY Good news how about now @ 5w ?? < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

WOW that time you were way down 5/5 and -6 dB so lotta QSB. Mindy’s site may be onto something!

btu Doug K7KY < K6ETA

FB back to 35w ur signal is 10over 9 & 6db how much pwr? < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

Currently runninbg 45W on the 80M dipole.

Nuthin special though I could kick on the amp if you like!

btu Doug K7KY < K6ETA

#

RR no need for the amp…. ur the first ck-in tonight tu < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

OK, bye for net then!

btu Doug K7KY < K6ETA

K7KY de W7GBB

Bob, Renton, WA

QRU

tW7GBB GE Bob RR QRU u staying for the net? < K7KY

nO, BUT HAVE MY FLAMP AND FMSG RUNNING THE WHOLE TIME DE w7gbb k

W7GBB RR Bob I ck u in&out tonight… OT you’ll be happy to learn that I finally am able to install and remove the fldigi apps from

the terminal. I appreciate all the help u gave me in the beginning… it was a difficult transition from winxp tu 73 Doug < K7KY

dOUG Doug, I haver have completely gone through the instruction sheet and have proven that it is perfect as I completely installed Linux and

then followerd followed the steps on the sheet and it is all perfect.

I will send it to you by email.

Goog going.

standing bye de W7GBB K\

FB

Bob I think the early instructions were also good, u had an imperfect student.. I would like to see the most recent instructions.. they may

help me he.lp others.. tu cu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

bb could you check me in as I bareley hear dojnthanks

K7DV < W7ZAP

Dave I copy you and Doug has you checked in

Hw cpy?? < W7ZAP

K7DV < K7KY Dave Mindy just called you to relay ur cked in hw cpy? < K7KY

ke6sls

de ke6sls checking in.

KE6SLS Jaye stand by one BREAK K7DV Dave ur cked

in, hw cpy? < K7KY

K7DV < K7KY ur cked in Dave hw cpy? < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV im hear you and copy but a li#ttle rough a little rough deml K7dv

K7DV < K7KY RR Dave I have you on the last tx abt 85% good enough for net tu BREAK GE Jaye u can’t hear Dave I think

you were both on at once… I hve u cked in tu < K7KY

WA7HHE WA7HHE Ge Brad how cpy? ur on the log too… btu

< K7KY

RR Doug good print and s/n de wa7hhe

Brad BREAK Early ORCA Check-Ins:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA qru in/out

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

KR7KR

Ken — Cedar City — In & Out

de KR7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken tu for ck-in < K7KY < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU in/out

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

K7DV Dave hw much pwr are u running? < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV

Im runnig

K7KY DE K7DV im running 400 now was alot lower before de K7dv

Wow! tu good signal here BREAK any more early ck-ins? < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls Doug, I’ll be IN/OUT tonight, but will try to get in

on comments. been working all afternoon on newsletter and need to eat!

I’ll try to check in with comments.

btw, don’t here Idaho at all here :(

de ke6sls k

AG7RV AG7RV checking in.

AG7RV GE Dick tu for ck-in BREAK Jaye I hv u in&out and maybe back for comments tu 73 < K7KY

Danger! Danger! Doug is here!

In cold, windy Reno.

KA7FOO

Oh, oh! Doug is hr from Reno… Glad u can make tonight, Doug ur on the log tu < K7KY

< KB6NN

KB6NN GE Howard tu for ck-in < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU in/out

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

AG7RV Dick Reno,N

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

05/16/2017 19:30 PD

T

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY NCS, BROOKINGS,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 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

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) No Problem. Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: reception reports, observations, questions.

Keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like.

LOCK: fldigi curser @ 1500,

ENABLE: RxID.

DISABLE: TXid, end-of-TX-ID, Mode-ID, AFC

DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone.

FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.

You can configure FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP. AR

When doubles are likely, send brief pre-tone with TUNE button.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS, COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

KR7KR

In & Out Please

de KR7KR k

WB6SDR in&out

KR7KR RR Ken in&out BREAK WB6SDR Ge Ralph in&out tonight tu BREAK any more ck0

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s wee Oops! any more ck-ins? < K7KY

DE K6QOG Bill in Cedar City, UT In and Out

de K6QOG

K6QOG Ge Bill I ck u in&out tu < K7KY

Check the rotation list carefully we have 4 in&outs tonight…

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.2

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20171705023717

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:440 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/may/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13

Stations:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU in/out

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

AG7RV Dick Reno,N

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA in&out

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum A5C2][WRAP:end]

… end

U can edit your rotation list I forgot to list: KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT in&out tu BREAK

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex24.txt’, an optional

file-manipulation/FLAMP exercise. Return your file in FLAMP to NCS

during TRAFFIC round, or send your own practice message, or QRU.

DIGITAL NET NOTES:

On most digital nets, NCS determines mode. When NCS sends you off

net-frequency to pass traffic, you and your receiver determine the

mode. It’s good to remember the differences between our net and an

emergency net. Here, we want our traffic to print for as many

members as possible, providing more opportunities for practice.

For emergency nets, only NCS and your receiver (and possibly a

relay station) are essential.

Here, unlike an Emergency net, you are welcome to TX on net-freq

in a mode you think the band will support. You don’t need NCS

permission. You are responsible for activating/deactivating TXid.

Before changing mode, consider how well you’re copying the other

members. While practicing digital traffic on ORCA, you are sending

to the entire net. In emergency situations you will be sending to

one station, NCS or your receiver.

Weekly Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

KB6HOH ffGE Steve tu for the ck in

All ORCA stand by for an updated rotation list… < K7KY

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug Im a In/Out tonight.

So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.2

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20171705024258

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:479 ORCA DIGITAL NET 16/may/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14

Stations:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA QRU in/out

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT in&out

AG7RV Dick Reno,N

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA in&out

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT in&out

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 8DD7][WRAP:end]

… end

Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise let’s hope the band is kind to Mindy now… over to Mindy. < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A03F>{2713}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 B665>{2713}20170516192906:ex24.txt

<ID 26 1F72>{2713}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 10EA>{2713}458 6 80

<DATA 88 576A>{2713:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, create a PLAINTEXT file named,

<DATA 88 195E>{2713:2}’URCALL_ex24.p2s’. Make ‘To’= ‘NCS’. ‘Fm’= URCALL. ‘Sub.’= ‘SOTA’. Copy these qu

<DATA 88 39DF>{2713:3}estions to the new file and enter your answers:

Do you contact SOTA (Summits On

<DATA 88 D41E>{2713:4} The Air) stations?

If so, list modes.

Have you activated any SOTA sites?

If s

<DATA 88 0B69>{2713:5}o, list summits.

In FLAMP, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.(today, or any

<DATA 66 340F>{2713:6}net)

On the FLAMP ‘TX’ tab, change ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 C527>{2713:EOF}

<CNTL 10 652B>{2713:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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 …

K6ETA

K7KY < K6ETA

I must’ve missed a mode change… zero cpy

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K7DV

WA7HHE

AG7RV

KA7FOO

No Copy. What mode was the FLAmp transmitted?

KA7FOO

The mode was THOR-22

I will TX agn in 32…

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A03F>{2713}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 B665>{2713}20170516192906:ex24.txt

<ID 26 1F72>{2713}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 10EA>{2713}458 6 80

<DATA 88 576A>{2713:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, create a PLAINTEXT file named,

<DATA 88 195E>{2713:2}’URCALL_ex24.p2s’. Make ‘To’= ‘NCS’. ‘Fm’= URCALL. ‘Sub.’= ‘SOTA’. Copy these qu

<DATA 88 39DF>{2713:3}estions to the new file and enter your answers:

Do you contact SOTA (Summits On

<DATA 88 D41E>{2713:4} The Air) stations?

If so, list modes.

Have you activated any SOTA sites?

If s

<DATA 88 0B69>{2713:5}o, list summits.

In FLAMP, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.(today, or any

<DATA 66 340F>{2713:6}net)

On the FLAMP ‘TX’ tab, change ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 C527>{2713:EOF}

<CNTL 10 652B>{2713:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

We begin at the top of the roster w/ K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex24.txt

<MISSING 15 EC72>{2713}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

K7DV

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 3513>{2713}PREAMBLE

DE WA7HHE K

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AG7RV

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KA7FOO

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DE KA7FOO

File : ex24.txt

<MISSING 15 EC72>{2713}CONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

KB6NN

DE KB6NN

File : ex24.txt

<MISSING 15 EC72>{2713}CONFIRMED

DE KB6NN K

K7KY

DE K7KY

File : ex24.txt

<MISSING 15 EC72>{2713}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A03F>{2713}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 B665>{2713}20170516192906:ex24.txt

<ID 26 1F72>{2713}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 10EA>{2713}458 6 80

<CNTL 10 C527>{2713:EOF}

<CNTL 10 652B>{2713:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 3513>{2713}PREAMBLE

DE WA7HHE K

K6ETA < W7ZAP

Steve pls RELAY block 0 to WA7HHE TU < W7ZAP

K6ETA < W7ZAP

How cpy Steve?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K6ETA

Sri, my FLAMP isnt complying with me!

btu Mindy W7ZAP < K6ETA

K6ETA < W7ZAP

One of those nites! TU BREAK

KA7FOO pls RELAY block 0 to WA7HHE < W7ZAP

QST DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 060E>{1255}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 4E23>{1255}20170517025632:ex24.txt

<ID 29 68FA>{1255}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 F016>{1255}458 6 80

<CNTL 10 ACB6>{1255:EOF}

<CNTL 10 0CBA>{1255:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

DE WA7HHE

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 3513>{2713}PREAMBLE

DE WA7HHE K

K7KY < W7ZAP

Doug pls relay to WA7HHE < W7ZAP

I’ll try.. my FLAMP crashed a moment ago, but I did copy block 0 from Steve Let’s see if this will work

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 060E>{1255}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 4E23>{1255}20170517025632:ex24.txt

<ID 29 68FA>{1255}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 F016>{1255}458 6 80

<CNTL 10 ACB6>{1255:EOF}

<CNTL 10 0CBA>{1255:EOT}

DE K7KY K

DE WA7HHE

File : ex24.txt

<MISSING 18 1574>{1255}1 2 3 4 5 6

DE WA7HHE K

WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Brad we can fill the file following the net if you’d like. BREAK

K7KY BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY RR Mindy tough night for digital it seems. I couldn’t help. I looked up and FLAMP was gone. I didn’t see

it go anyway… BREAK on to the Traffic session and we begin with Steve K6ETA < K7KY

íntn

NCS DE K6ETA

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DE K6ETA K

<STX>

DE K7KY

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<MISSING 15 0B6A>{6887}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K6ETA Quick turnaround, Steve nice work and FB on the activations too.. BREAK K7DV Dave ur up if u can cpy… < K7KY

DE K7DV

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<MISSING 18 1574>{1255}1 2 3 4 5 6

DE K7DV K

RR Dave we’ll try to fill the exercise file after net if u want BREAK WA7HHE Brad ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

ORCA NCS DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 15B8>{0D22}FLAMP 2.2.03

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DE WA7HHE K

<STX>

DE K7KY

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<MISSING 15 25CB>{0D22}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

AG7RV Dick ur up for Traffic… < K7KY

All ORCA Anyone copy Dick? I could use a relay… tu < K7KY

KB6NN

He is QRU

btu Doug K7KY < K6ETA

KB6NN tu Howard… BREAK KA7FOO Doug ur up for traffic.. < K7KY

QST DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 1270>{4D83}FLAMP 2.2.03

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DE KA7FOO K

<STX>

DE K7KY

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<MISSING 16 63D1>{4D83}1 2 3 4 5

DE K7KY K

KA7FOO Doug u want to try MFSK-16? < K7KY

!FOO

KA7FOO Doug I’m not copying u now… we’ll move on the band is getting worse BREAK KB6NN Howard ur up for traffic…

< K7KY

NCS DE KB6NN

<PROG 18 3997>{A39D}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 D807>{A39D}20170517025237:KB6NN_ex24.p2s

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KA7FOO Doug I’m not copying you now and we’ll move on if the band improves we can fill these messages after net.. BREAK

Thats it for traffic

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

OK we move along to Comments beginning with Steve K6ETA < K7KY

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CALL NAME S/N COMMENTS

K6ETA ((((((((((ME)))))))))))

W7GBB Bob

K7DV Dave

KE6SLS Jaye

WA7HHE Brad -2dB 100% copy

KR7KR Ken — In and out???

AG7RV Dick -7dB QRU

KA7FOO Doug -3dB QSB down to -9dB 70% copy

KB6NN Howard -2dB QSB down to -4dB DOUBLE with KA7FOO

WB6SDR Ralph — in&out

K6QOG Bill — in&out

KB6HOH Steve — in&out

W7ZAP Mindy +10dB

K7KY Doug +8dB ORCA Image had 20% noise

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K6ETA Tnx Steve tough night even for digital… BREAK K7DV Dave ur up for comments < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV

K7KY DE K7DV I copy u better now and I made a file from fioguring out what people sent Pretty bad band big storm heading up here

so 73’s and hope its better next week

K7KY DE K7DV

K7DV RR Dave ur printing better now too lets hope next week is better… BREAKKE6SLS maybe Jaaye is back from dinner.. < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

YES! TU Doug

Okay, just qro 50 watts. I do hear some stations, still don’t hear Idaho

tonight. bugger that.

here’s my short report:

k7ky 100% P5

w7zap 100%

KB6HOH 100%

k6eta 100%

ka7foo 95%

kb6nn 100%

wa7hee 90%

Busy today, got rained out.

Did manage to get next addition of RAIN out

that’s it from me in Eureka.

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS Well, Jaye ur doing pretty well RX wise.. BREAK WA7HHE over to u Brad < K7KY

ORCA net de WA7HHE Brad in Cedar City, Mindy has a accurate propagation site for tonight, about the only station I can copy is NC Doug

K7KY and Steve K6ETA S/n -1 db, gOOD Copy on K7Dv with his amp kicked in. Have a new station from Cedar City monitoring, encouragin

g him to jump in and get his feet wet.

Wish everyone a good evening, 73’s Brad

WA7HHE RR Brad it’s tough night when u don’t copy well BREAK AG7RV Dick ur up for comments < K7KY

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AG7RV Sri Dick no copy here tough band tonight BREAK KA7FOO Doug let’s try traffic <

K7KY

Surprised that band is that bad.

Have not tryed relaying yet, my homework this week.

Nice set of check ins tonight.

Sorry for the double. MY BAD! Strike Three!

KA7FOO

jKA7FOO RR Doug no demerits for the double hard to avoid with the band in this condx.. BREAK KB6NN Howard

ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

Well, not much to say here at KB6NN – running 35 watts here tonight instead of my usual 3 to 5 watts. Hope that helps but most signals

were too poor to copy – yours was the exception, as far as out of town signals go. 73lll KB6NN de KB6NN

KB6NN FB Howard… ur 35w is doing great here. sometimes 30 over 9 much better than last week @ 5w this band is good practice

for what we might encounter on any operation… BREAK W7ZAP Mindy ur up for comments… I”ve been saying Traffic in the comment round,

but everyone seems to know what’s up w/o me anyway. over to u < K7KY

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:mg:848 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

K6ETA 100% copy KBD, FLAMP, FLMSG S9 s/n=9dB

W7GBB 100% copy KBD S8 s/n=9dB

K7DV 100% copy KBD, S8 s/n=-6dB

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD, S9 +10 s/n=11dB

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLAMP, WFid S8 s/n=-3dB

KR7KR 100% copy KBD, S7 s/n=1B

AG7RV 100% copy KBD, S1

KA7FOO 100% copy KBD, 14% FLAMP S8 s/n=-12dB

KB6NN 100% copy KBD, FLAMP S9 +15 s/n=8dB – booming signal!

WB6SDR in&out

K6QOG 100% copy KBD, S5 s/n=2dB

KB6HOH 100% copy KBD, WFid S8 s/n=11dB

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

Very tough band condx tonight, as the NOAA dashboard posts we’re having moderate geomagnetic activity (G2). Not sure why stations did not

copy my 1st FLAMP TX in THOR-22, I had TXid on. MFSK-32 did a pretty good job considering condx. Good to see all on the WF tonight.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP sk

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W7ZAP TU Mindy nice report… BREAK

any further comments for the net? < K7KY

k7ky/w7zap that info about “NOAA dashboard posts” is that about propogation?

if so , would that be able to xmit during preamble? sounds intersting.

okay guys, TU very much. feel better woith with some supper and warm robe!

73

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY Interesting idea, Jaye. We’ll look into it. Maybe a good idea if the NCS can fit it into the routine w/o forgetting

or getting lost… BREAK any further comments? < K7KY

Mindy, the TxID did not transmit. KA7

Last comment callsign didn’t print, but Mindy did have TXid on. My station made the change to THOR 22. I think

the weird band condx knocked it out.. or sumsuch thing… any last minute ck-ins before we go? < K7KY

I was last station

KA7FOO

N7FOO

KA7FOO RR Doug printed this time really tough band condx We’ll hang a few minutes after net in case someone wants to fill a

message we’ve completed BREAK

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 05/16/2017 20:40 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to practice with you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 < K7KY

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K7DV Dave very litte print here on that mode < K7KY

okl roger will try next week hi de K7dv

K7DV This seems to be the worst band we’ve had since the beginning of ORCA I hope next week is better. Still, we did pretty well considering condx. we have a great group of digital Ops.. btu < K7KY

DE K7DV well I didnt have ur call there … ists the worst ive ever seen it too there is a very powerful storm over us here so it will

disapate 73’s and yes we could of past whatever we wanted because of relays if we really had to good job again and 73 de K7dv

K7DV UR Right, Dave we could have passed most of tonight’s traffic if we had to it would have taken much more time cu

next time 73 Doug K7KY sk

K7KY < K6ETA

Doug, dunno if you are still around. I think its good practice to announce a mode change and THEN let TXiD do its thing as well. Some

people get annoyed with the pop-ups and turn off their RXid… just a thougt. btu Doug K7KY < K6ETA

KB6NN

K6ETA Steve I hear u. Last week we ran the same and band condx was better. No one seemed to miss the mode changes

then. Part of the reason to turn TXid off was to save time and use the automated functions in fldigi. I don’t mind to announce mode

change, and maybe we should when the band is so poor, but it would seem to defeat the original purpose or running w/o TXid if we announce

changes each time… anyway, I’ll give it more thought thanks for the idea… BREAK HOward KB6NN u still hr? < K7KY

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I think you did announce the mode change by asking if Doug wanted to try MFSK 16. Perhaps you should do somethinglike..

ALL ORCA — prepare for mode change – turn RXID on

or something l ike that. Maybe people got mixed up and turned off both tx and rx id… mine switched over but I was expecting the change aand wanted to see what would happen.. < KB6NN

KB6NN UR right, Howard… I offered to KA7FOO to change to MFSK-16, and then didn’t hear him, but he heard me and

began to TX in MFSK-16 then another stn came on top who couldn’t hear him… Quite a night tonight… anyway K6ETA KB6NN I

don’t mind to make a mode change announcement if it helps keep the net runnign smoothly… Our net is more complex than most digital

practice nets and I don’t want to make it too difficult so no one wants to practice… we’ll kick it around and give it a try… over to Steve

K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Some thoughts -if we split into two nets like we practiced before, auto RXid will not work. Also, other sigs do use this portion of the band and

ocassionally use txid which would hijack the whole net. So the pop up is what we used on the Calavaras Net. Also, some stations preferred

to TXid twice (a setting) so if the first one was cut by QSB or double, the mode would still change. Just my $.02

btu Doug K7KY < K6ETA

K6ETA RR Steve… I don’t plan to split the net as we once practiced.. it seem easier to limit the traffic on the

rare night we have too many active Ops with traffic. I can always ask some of the regulars to hold their traffic till nxt week. Sending

TXid twice doesn’t sound like a good idea for the time when the band is this bad. I use double TXid for QSO when calling CQ thinking it

gives someone a better opportunity to discover my mode. it would double the 2.8sec we use for txid now. anyway, these are good issues

to kick around and I appreciate your interest. U can see that not too many Ops actually engage me about net structure etc… Howard has

always been interested too over to Howard < K7KY

I forgot about hijacking… hmm.. Ok, as I remember, Doug you didn’t hear the Idaho station come back, so you moved on and called me. So

I was Johnny on the spot with my tx button this time and doubled. Anyway, what’s the pop up you all are talking about?

< KB6NN

KB6NN < K7KY fldigi can be configured to send a pop up when it senses mode change. I’ve always run w/o pop ups. I watch the little mode window at bottom rt… over to Steve < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

I did get hijacked more than a few times mostly during the solar peak when there was a lot more traffic… decided I would never again run

auto – but now the pop-us get overwhelming. Heh. Anyway, ORCA spends 95% of the time on MFSK32 so that’s why all these thoughts are

not mission critical. If we were hopping modes like fleas, we would definitely need TXiD on all the time…

btu Doug K7KY < K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY OK Steve I hope when band condx are good we will sometimes be hopping modes like fleas for the

practice these discussions will put us in good order for those times…. I want to remain flexible and keep the net neat and useful for the members… over to Howard < K7KY

I’m looking for the pop ups

< KB6NN

anyone else have thoughts on this topic? ur welcome to jump in…. < K7KY

K6ETA Steve thanks for working this idea with me and

I’ll give it a lot of thought and we can continue talking and experimenting… 73 Doug K7KY < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Sure thing! Your net is already pretty smooth, so these are just nuances. Howard, your signal is great tonight! And to see the pop up, go into Config/ID/RsID and look at the check boxes such as Notify Only…

tnx fer QSO Doug, 73

05/17/2017 04:12Z K7KY de K6ETA sk

Found it and the Notifications Dialogue… Newest version here 4.0.4.1 73 all. de KB6NN

KB6NN

KB6NN < K7KY Gn Howard.. tnx for the input cu next time.. 73 < K7KY

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