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ORCA DIGITAL NET 17/SEPT/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 27
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out relay: W1EEP
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT in&out relay:W1EEP
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
W7DBE Doug Reno,NV in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out relay:W7WSV
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Doug K7KY and I thought we were going to be running ’emergency power’ as we lost power at 2:30pm due to high winds from a storm along the coast. The reality of running 2 stations on emergency power was dawning on us as evening approached.  We always run our radios on battery power, but our home is powered by the grid and I’ve never run my station by candle light and a headlamp before. Thankfully the power came back on at 6:30pm while Doug was getting a back up system in place for our batteries, since they haven’t received much solar charging the past few days. It was a wake up call about the reality of running a digital station (x2) with no grid power. We have some gaps to fill; good to find out now, before an actual emergency.

What a peculiar net; a WINMOR station on 3.582.5 forced us to QSY to 2000 WF and an increase of geomagnetic activity improved condx and lengthened the band. This was most notable in the FLAMP round where Doug used PSK63-RC4 (220wpm/330hz, 80%dc). In the 1st pass, Gene W1EEP CONFIRMED the file in Pine Valley,UT. So did Fred in Cedar City,UT, and John in Oakland,CA.  That’s half the participating stations. We also logged two stations in Missouri: Keith WA0TJT and Rick K0KEX. Steve W7WSV copied the CW ID (S9 20dB) at the end of the WINMOR TX and it may have also come from MO.

It’s an unusual night when QRM forces us to QSY. I initially moved my cursor to 2000wf, but 1500 is the sweetspot for my FT-857D and 2000 it too near the cutoff. This may be why Jaye KE6SLS’s signal sounded oddly high to me. When I changed my dial frequency to 3.581.50, signals were at the center of my passband and the PB filter eliminated the WINMOR station. If the FCC implements ARRL’s proposal to move us to the ACDS sub-bands, we may get lots of QSY practice.  Remember, scheduled radio events are not always on the listed frequency.  When the frequency is in use, we have to move.  Net frequency is ultimately determined by NCS.  The net is where you find NCS.

Signal Evaluation images from beginning and end of net:

RX #1: W1EEP UT
RX #2: W1EEP UT
RX #1: W6ADZ AZ
RX #2: W6ADZ AZ
RX #1: KS6M CA RX #2: KS6M CA
RX #1: KI7TPD UT
RX #2: KI7TPD UT
RX #1: KE6SLS CA RX #2: KE6SLS CA
RX #1: W7WSV AZ
RX #2: W7WSV AZ

Another note of interest is that we tied our record number of check ins (27) and completed the net in an hour! The one hour net was made possible by having only 6 active stations during the FLAMP & TRAFFIC rounds. Thanks for your focus and participation, we couldn’t do this without you. Hope to see you on the WF again next week!

73,
Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —
W7ZAP *** TUNE/TEST *** < W7ZAP

KD7CL Testing

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T01:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KJ7BHK test

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP de aINh®ut ptn HOW copy?

Last stn… said ‘how copy’ come agn pse < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T01:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP de KD7CL
Craig Riverton, Or
IN & OUT

KD7CL < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
Good copy Craig < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP THAT WAS AG7GK I GOT THE CALL BUT PRINT IS LIGHT

AG7GK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out relay: W1EEP

BREAK

W1EEP < W7ZAP QSL Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
Tnx 4 the relay! < W7ZAP

KI7TPD Fred, Cedar City, Utah

KI7TPD < W7ZAP TU Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
good signal Fred < W7ZAP

KJ6GQW KJ6GQW
IN & OUT

de N7SND checking in and out.

KJ6GQW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
BREAK

N7SND < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
< W7ZAP

W7ZAP < AG7TX
Signal check please
de AG7TX k

AG7TX < W7ZAP QSL Dave
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV
Ur an S9 +10… TX agn and Ill get ur Db < NCS

W7ZAP < AG7TX
Yes, I’m in Carson City but have a compromise antenna system.
Will try to check in/out this evening.
de AG7TX k

AG7TX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
great signal… 7dB < W7ZAP

ORCA NCS W7ZAP, W7ZAP Request checkin&out. de KJ7BHK, Brian, Vancouver WA, Pout 25 watts, hor. loebi’tenna. de KJ7BHK

ZAP < AG7TX
Only got partial copy on last transmission.
High noise level (S9) here at home.
de AG7TX k

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver in&out
Welcome to ORCA Brian
BREAK

AG7TX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
good signal 7dB < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out relay: W1EEP
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K6QOG Bill Cedar City, UT < k6qog

K6QOG < W7ZAP QSL Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
good signal thru the winmor signal… hope they move or we might… < NCS

Can someone try and catch the cw ID on the winmor signal at the end of TX? tnx < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out relay: W1EEP
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Going to move to 2000WF to get away from Winmor signal QSY to 200 WF < NCS

K7TUK < W7ZAP QSL Wally
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID
BREAK
Will run ORCA at 2000WF to avoid the winmor stn
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < NCS

NCS de KB7VX KB7VX
GE
Running 5 watts tonight on the 134 foot vee doublet, apex
at 30 feet.
No traffic No traffic
de KB7VX pse k

KB7VX < W7ZAP TU Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
Good signal for 5w
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:17Z MFSK-32 @ 2000>>
K9QJS in and out…

K9QJS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
BREAK
There was a video ID but too far to the left… please come agn < NCS

w7zap de ke6sls is my rig broke or did we qsy a bit?
Anyway checking IN tonight Than you
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP TU Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
Yes we moved to avoid the WINMOR stn… ur signal sounds very odd… high pitched
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < NCS

GET W7WSV

That was a double
Got W7WSV butnot sure if in&out or active < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1999>>
de K7TUK k

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
BREAK

K7TUK < W7ZAP yes? < W7ZAP

K7TUK < W7ZAP Are u active tonight Wally? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1999>>
negative
de K7TUK k

K7TUK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID in&out
Got it that time! Tnx for cking in
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < NCS

KG7VEJ

KS6M
Utah

KG7VEJ < W7ZAP U active tonite?? < NCS

W7ZAP DE W1EEP KG7VEJ IS IN & out

KG7VEJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT in&out relay:W1EEP
BREAK

KS6M < W7ZAP QSL John
KS6M John Oakland,CA

BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?/ < NCS

W6ADZ Darrell Reno, NV in&out.

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV in&out
BREAK

Please Stand By < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out relay: W1EEP
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT in&out relay:W1EEP
KS6M John Oakland,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KG7D in and out tonight
KG7D IN&OUT

KG7D < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
Thanks for ck-ing in
BREAK
Anyone else for ck-in? < NCS

Last stn w/vidID pls send agn < NCS

K6ETA < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
BREAK

Dis anyone copy the VidID before K6ETA? < NCS

I need a relay fro the last stn < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET –
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out relay: W1EEP
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT in&out relay:W1EEP
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

17:Sep:19 19:31:41p

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 208′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1830p/0130z – 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

Weekly FLAMP Exercise
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation.
No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. Hold keyboard dialogue
for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

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

CONFIG FOR NET:
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’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

DE W7DBE, Doug Reno In&Out
W7DBE

W7DBE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7DBE Doug Reno,NV in&out
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1999>>
de KI7LOQ k

KI7LOQ < W7ZAP QSL Aaron
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID
BREAK
Anyone else? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1999>>
In and out
de KI7LOQ k

KI7LOQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
Tnx Aaron
BREAK
Anyone else?/ < NCS

NCS-Relay: WA0TJT VID ID de W7WSV K

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out relay:W7WSV
BREAK
Anyone else? < NCS

orca < ncs k0kex k0kex in/out fyi i am at , ;??

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
Good print
BREAK
Anyone else 4 ck-in? < NCS

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Fred pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

KI7TPD Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET – NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… KI7TPD

NIL KI7TPD

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Thanks Fred
BREAK

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20191809024109
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20190309220939
<blankform>
:mg:862 ORCA DIGITAL NET 17/SEPT/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out relay: W1EEP
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT in&out relay:W1EEP
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
W7DBE Doug Reno,NV in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out relay:W7WSV
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 2A84][WRAP:end] … end

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 17/Sept/2019

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex137.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLAMP/FLMSG
exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in
the Traffic round with FLAMP.

Last week, Doug K7KY’s comment about Jaye KE6SLS’s choice of only two large blocks
for his FLAMP traffic was both right and wrong. Jaye sent a 729byte file in 2 blocks
of 350+ bytes each. I accidently tapped TX momentairly and doubled the end of block
1 and the beginning of block 2, requiring Jaye to resend the whole file. With favorable
propagation and the right mode choice (and no QRM), a small number of large blocks
is an effective tactic. It’s likely to be received correctly and take less time. Each block
contains a data header, so using more blocks extends file transfer time.

Jaye is less than 100mi south of Brookings and has enjoyed excellent path lately. He
anticipated his file would be copied perfectly and using only two blocks would reduce
transmit time. A reasonable expectation. When condx or circumstances hinder good copy,
resending large blocks is inefficient. Then, it’s better to have more blocks of smaller
size so interference may scramble more blocks, but they contain less data and resending
time is reduced. So, minimal blocks are useful when the band is solid, but more blocks
of smaller size are better in poor band condx. It can be a tricky call; developing a strategy
takes time, experience, and practice. Matching mode to condx is equally important.

Doug K7KY wrote to Mike Ritz, W7VO, ARRL Northwestern Division Director, rergarding
ARRL’s proposal to move Controlled >500hz digital stations to sub-bands with all ACDS
stations. Their email exchange is too long for the Traffic round; we’ll send it after closing
the net.

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

If you want on/off the Net Report/Log publication list:
ncs@orcadigitalnet.com < NCS

Over to Doug K7KY for the weekly FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

rcise begins in PSK63-RC4 (220wpm, 330hz, 80%dc). We’ll fill
with PSK-250R (220wpm, 250hz, 80%dc), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm, 630hz). < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:47Z 4xPSK63R @ 1499>>
tewruneORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 457E>{8E22}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 175F>{8E22}20190917193828:ex137.txt
<ID 16 7654>{8E22}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 39C0>{8E22}404 5 96
<DESC 12 3BC3>{8E22}ex#137
<FILE 30 175F>{8E22}20190917193828:ex137.txt
<ID 16 7654>{8E22}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 39C0>{8E22}404 5 96
<DESC 12 3BC3>{8E22}ex#137
<DATA 104 9BCD>{8E22:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create a Blank form
<DATA 104 FF04>{8E22:2}file named, URCALL_ex137.b2s. Copy the following question to the new file and enter your reply.
<DATA 104 A51C>{8E22:3}

Briefly describe how u determine Block size b4 sending FLAMP traffic?

If you complete this
<DATA 104 79D9>{8E22:4} OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change
<DATA 28 20C5>{8E22:5} ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’. 5
<CNTL 10 49ED>{8E22:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E9E1>{8E22:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:48Z 4xPSK63R @ 1493>>

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 … W1EEP

1EEP
File : ex137.txt
<MISSING 15 6CC0>{8E22}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex137.txt
<MISSING 15 6CC0>{8E22}CONFIRMED
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K6QOG

W7ZAP < K6QOG no copy k

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex137.txt
<MISSING 8 1602>{8E22}2
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex137.txt
<MISSING 15 6CC0>{8E22}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
0tR okORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 457E>{8E22}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 175F>{8E22}20190917193828:ex137.txt
<ID 16 7654>{8E22}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 39C0>{8E22}404 5 96
<DESC 12 3BC3>{8E22}ex#137
<FILE 30 175F>{8E22}20190917193828:ex137.txt
<ID 16 7654>{8E22}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 39C0>{8E22}404 5 96
<DESC 12 3BC3>{8E22}ex#137
<DATA 104 9BCD>{8E22:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create a Blank form
<DATA 104 FF04>{8E22:2}file named, URCALL_ex137.b2s. Copy the following question to the new file and enter your reply.
<DATA 104 A51C>{8E22:3}

Briefly describe how u determine Block size b4 sending FLAMP traffic?

If you complete this
<DATA 104 79D9>{8E22:4} OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change
<DATA 28 20C5>{8E22:5} ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’. 5
<CNTL 10 49ED>{8E22:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E9E1>{8E22:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:52Z PSK-250R @ 1499>>
K6QOG

K6QOG
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 06ED>{8E22}PREAMBLE
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KB7VX

DE KB7VX
File : ex137.txt
<MISSING 15 6CC0>{8E22}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex137.txt
<MISSING 8 1602>{8E22}2
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 457E>{8E22}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 175F>{8E22}20190917193828:ex137.txt
<ID 16 7654>{8E22}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 39C0>{8E22}404 5 96
<DESC 12 3BC3>{8E22}ex#137
<FILE 30 175F>{8E22}20190917193828:ex137.txt
<ID 16 7654>{8E22}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 39C0>{8E22}404 5 96
<DESC 12 3BC3>{8E22}ex#137
<DATA 104 9BCD>{8E22:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create a Blank form
<DATA 104 FF04>{8E22:2}file named, URCALL_ex137.b2s. Copy the following question to the new file and enter your reply.
<DATA 104 A51C>{8E22:3}

Briefly describe how u determine Block size b4 sending FLAMP traffic?

If you complete this
<DATA 104 79D9>{8E22:4} OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change
<DATA 28 20C5>{8E22:5} ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’. 5
<CNTL 10 49ED>{8E22:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E9E1>{8E22:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex137.txt
<MISSING 15 6CC0>{8E22}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex137.txt
<MISSING 15 6CC0>{8E22}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP < K7KY PSK63-RC4 really surprised me by CONFIRMING half the stations on the first pass… btn < K7KY

Nice choice of modes Doug. Band must be long tonite.
BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:57:41p 02:57:41z
Late Ck-In? Early-Out? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

NCS DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 83AE>{41E6}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 AFB5>{41E6}20190918025500:ex137 W1EEP.txt
<ID 18 425C>{41E6}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 14 F681>{41E6}151 3 64
<DATA 72 6B0F>{41E6:1}ALL IS GOOD HERE I GOT THE MESSAGE AND THE BLOCK SIZE WAS PERFEC
<DATA 72 7F99>{41E6:2}T I TRY TO GET RID OF ALL THE EXTRA AND GO FOR A SMALLER MESSAGE
<DATA 31 1D00>{41E6:3} THX FOR THE NET W1EEP
<CNTL 10 1DB8>{41E6:EOF}
<CNTL 10 BDB4>{41E6:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : ex137 W1EEP.txt
<MISSING 15 50DC>{41E6}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next up is Fred KI7TPD < W7ZAP

NCS DE KI7TPD

<PROG 18 BC3D>{D525}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 DB6F>{D525}20190918025116:KI7TPD-ex137.b2s
<ID 34 95B4>{D525}KI7TPD Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 14 8586>{D525}297 4 96
<DESC 22 895F>{D525}Number of blocks
<DATA 104 325B>{D525:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAD5XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzNdcVfXLe9J7vJW+
MG+6A7UFtWttyWa29Q
<DATA 104 FBFD>{D525:2}lCbrPS6jQThf8bjB7ULPq9Dyiwa/DI2HUT4vK5nygOCkuxBvoMeRMVFqGcWBX8aiWKxvgRBnw6rIEmPS9
UClDkGXMDa4oByy
<DATA 104 55A5>{D525:3}kMXC+Ey1ZNwWJ/xD1g0FEp3UlNqb2+eBk6PuXyzseJsj26TqS8XWnOvm3ORoPHPsth4ovKhG2w8V4R
nBnsqpQsg0Zw0AA==

<DATA 17 9BAD>{D525:4}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 18DB>{D525:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B8D7>{D525:EOT}

DE KI7TPD K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KI7TPD-ex137.b2s
<MISSING 15 9418>{D525}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Bill K6QOG for traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

NCS DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 6819>{E7F5}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 2886>{E7F5}20190918025858:K6QOG-ex137.2bs
<ID 33 56FE>{E7F5}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 14 D1B9>{E7F5}269 5 64
<DATA 72 D587>{E7F5:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADDXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 CC97>{E7F5:2}g5BdZhEYHccAURI01TxSjY27wdKhHCmsWuclbvrKeYwUPG/tkN5E2fdXJOgjTTRw
<DATA 72 DAB9>{E7F5:3}x7JPqqJUfWsGM6cAfwdzydBaH1B89t9FV79FMf4KCCMLl6i/BcGlkdioDhJ+7R3I
<DATA 72 DD65>{E7F5:4}n+JEufZAUy7TG6Op3YLpNpy5am2hYSvuE1hHKjUZIHk2XXSFKfXrVFUatqx0Y7eG
<DATA 21 164D>{E7F5:5}fQ=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 5663>{E7F5:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F66F>{E7F5:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : K6QOG-ex137.2bs
<MISSING 15 A7AF>{E7F5}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 traffic is Bruce KB7VX < W7ZAP

NCS DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 5F0E>{D5F3}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 1AD0>{D5F3}20190918025452:KB7VX_ex137.txt
<ID 30 377E>{D5F3}KB7VX Fortuna California
<SIZE 14 569D>{D5F3}393 7 64
<DATA 72 17F4>{D5F3:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFUXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cwb+1fKBa4/44P
<DATA 72 FD49>{D5F3:2}8s++0SGcMwKp2nhczdmqweEZNoeARsMLjGg4pdbe/4kWBIfhu54XIyAVyLA4/35W
<DATA 72 2D05>{D5F3:3}w+Uf0OYjhJhK6xKMyx/vQJtl4JvifzqKtzfzzZPyRgkGoU6jpCxY0s/w4IOEH7zd
<DATA 72 E40A>{D5F3:4}zZPKf2COOOSV9R4oxC7OembZGcy3q0KV1g1jIYbTr4AKrp/K98GJvxgTm4wXiMk5
<DATA 72 77CC>{D5F3:5}eZai3QrIGNoIQK7z0g2L84PYTshL/6XwA9+zvHZhfIa2Juf4cv2sUOr4xHyjCE//
<DATA 72 FC38>{D5F3:6}99PHck6cREaJGGgxVW6qhsnpvkluf4UJVJUrWgy4XyvASzRdFXvVewpNOoJAAA=

<DATA 17 6DDF>{D5F3:7}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 79EF>{D5F3:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D9E3>{D5F3:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KB7VX_ex137.txt
<MISSING 15 ACB6>{D5F3}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Jaye KE6SLS < W7ZAP

QST DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 A982>{8AF8}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 80D7>{8AF8}20190918025753:ke6sls-ex137.b2s
<ID 31 DB92>{8AF8}ke6sls Eureka, California
<SIZE 15 A33C>{8AF8}353 3 128
<DATA 136 94F2>{8AF8:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEtXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzNdcVfXLe9XZO+4Zg
KPxBJsgnVcLrB6goZ4m9YPkXafb8a+rRfGy8D2LPVP+KDquI/
<DATA 136 6B33>{8AF8:2}j5sjiIJgWbAVYUdOYnx3UyJPEtXDc7MEkBUW2PNfiwaG4gbHo7rFRGlodeL7VJatuEwVzEvH3Fh4+e75F
mTw5Kvl7b0SYp9H8uxwNvz2o7PPs0ehhHGOGtQ5rHetbN/G
<DATA 105 CDB3>{8AF8:3}UYQ90ncT0f5oZy74h1lA+njKfO43yIF69aEc59K7AfaGuhe3kqgjhTH2u0yQugkvXyp9Ll9w3OnZ5LieFM
gAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 17D8>{8AF8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B7D4>{8AF8:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : ke6sls-ex137.b2s
<MISSING 15 805F>{8AF8}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next is John KS6M < W7ZAP

KS6M

<PROG 18 43CE>{3F06}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 35 193D>{3F06}20190918025803:KS6M_ex137.b2s
<ID 28 8151>{3F06}KS6M Oakland CA CM87vt
<SIZE 14 D090>{3F06}345 4 96
<DATA 104 9639>{3F06:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAElXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTarQ1SX3Iv3EuvCXXhX
wcQOrj90CrKhci8
<DATA 104 AE5A>{3F06:2}vDxBGsOd/f5m2VuAMZkyudeXbjfezoxfJrPyNYJazv5DiOSteOmRnVzwmUgs1abQ9TlJnjOuSvbJS3pjY4
DLxCDe48Rk7FrX
<DATA 104 B0D5>{3F06:3}+Ed5s0g67IGA0NOV/fODis7m8lXW7Ma9iEIm9JZ67jMMv1HApwd86FrOCJz82t4ut9/iKZuq65rYsNkTx7
YBxEs3oUD8Hc4W
<DATA 65 6396>{3F06:4}DzX5MXQhJBYr08wHgQ/goe0/3N0NzSrPFUut7XQvgcJTVE=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 28FC>{3F06:EOF}
<CNTL 10 88F0>{3F06:EOT}

DE KS6M K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex137.b2s
<MISSING 15 9323>{3F06}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:10:14p 03:10:14z
Late Ck-In? Early-Out? < NCS

de W6ADZ Darrell in Reno, NV

W6ADZ < W7ZAP QSL Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
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Anyone else 4 ck-in? < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20191809031131
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20190309220939
<blankform>
:mg:885 ORCA DIGITAL NET 17/SEPT/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out relay: W1EEP
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AG7TX Dave Carson City,NV in&out
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
K7TUK Wally Nampa,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA
K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT in&out relay:W1EEP
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out VidID
W7DBE Doug Reno,NV in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out relay:W7WSV
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum B289][WRAP:end] … end

We begin the comment round with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP GREAT BAND AND NET TONIGHT I WAS THRILLED WHEN I GOT THE MESSAGE THE FIRST TIME GREAT CHOICE DOUG ON MODES THX TO ALL AND 73’S

So were we Gene. I did not expect ur confirmed FLAMP
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Was there a stn b4 W1EEP? < NCS

Next 4 comments is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA net de KI7TPD
Band conditions seem to be really good tonight. NCS was s/n plus 6 to over plus 10. Good to hear everyone!

Still working on our new property and hope to have the cabin installed in the next week or so. Off on a field trip to Fish lake and Capital Reef this weekend!

73s everyone!
KI7TPD

You have a lot going on Fred. Have fun w/ the cabin :-)
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Next up is Bill K6QOG < W7ZAP

W6ADZ < K6QOG Band conditions were pretty good at the start but fell off towards the end of net. The exercise question was a good one that I had never thought about before. thanks. w7zap < K6QOG

Yes, Doug always comes up w/good questions each week! I usually let my FLAMP pick the block size… depends on band too
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Next up is Bruce KB7VX < W7ZAP

W7ZAP and the ORCA digital net de KB7VX

Tonight it is raining lightly here in Fortuna. I enjoyed the net on my 134 ft vee doublet apex at 30 feet,running 5 watts. I liked hearing from the stations as far away as Nampa Id aand Utah, San Juan Island, and Brian KJ7PHK in Vancouver. Hey Brian, after the net I will give you a call. I would like to make contact with you.

My contract with Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna ends 28 September, and I will be travelling back home to Chehalis for at least two weeks before deploying to a different temporary QTH. Hope to make the ORCA net from different locations.

Best wishes to all,

Ur 5W is doing the job tonight. Look forward to having u ck-in from different locations!
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Next we go to Jaye KE6SLS < W7ZAP

ORCA ditigal Net de ke6sls
GE from Eureka! De Jaye ke6sls run’n 45 watts to tiny low antenna, 75W Comments.

w7zap, s9 8db, 100%kb w/qsb, P3, FLmsg 100%
W1EEP, s6 2db, 100%, FLamp 100%
KI7TPD, s6 -1db, 100%, FLamp 100%
K6QOG, s6 -7db, 100%, FLamp 100%!
KB7VX, S6 7db, FLamp 100% QRP! Good work Bruce :)
KS6M, s7 4db, 100%, FLamp 100% w/QRM!
k7ky, s9 9db, FLamp 100% 3rd try
W6ADZ, s9 8db, 100% kb,

PSK modes do NOT favor qsb w/Multipath! Bill K6QOG has been harder for me to hear tonight. Down to -9db, but MFSK32 made it! Good luck to Bruce on his new work QTH.

You will be missed om and hope ur Truck is back to 100% om.

NCS pls let me know if I can voice opinion regarding ARRL’s proposal on our digi bands. More than happy to write a letter from this qth.

Doug, I’ll be available for ES SET. Please make sure to send me a reminder so I can set an alarm. Normally I lay low on Saturdays, but this is a great idea and I want to assist any way I can.

Now that I am a Western Country Cousin, I fear we are going to have some very trying winter time condx. Net goes so long that we can’t hear anyone within 500m. I worked Alaska and Hawaii last night! Night before I couldn’t hear Brookings. . .

Made some more baby steps on the new tower, have the upper brace ready to build and new winch to lift tower. Hopefully very soon I’ll have new tower, HF antenna and a calming sense of “I beat mean Mr Winter” :) TU Carl km6liq & helperbees for all the hard work!

We are getting some heavy rain down here at times. My lawn is LOVING the rain and the forest fires are going to hate it!

Great band condx tonight. TU oh god of propagation! Wow, couldn’t paste into FLdigi for some reason, I just forced it, so at least this is working now. SRI 4 delay.

Hope EVERYONE has a GREAT week.

73 all
Jaye ke6sls

Nice report Jaye. Sure, we want any Op to write to ARRL about proposed band plans. Doug K7KY will TX a reply following the net.
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Next 4 comments is John KS6M < W7ZAP

Based on tonight’s theme, I pushed FLAMP block size to 96. I saw that KI7TPD did the same, and that KE6SLS went to 128j R] Both worked fihmt tot for me! Good evening and 73. de KS6M

Yes, good to know you can change the block size based on the band and how far/close other stn is
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Next up is Darrell W6ADZ < W7ZAP

NCS < W6ADZ Tonight I copied all FLAMP messages 100% except for one at 80%. I did complete tonights FLAMP excercize. Conditions were excellent. 73 to all de W6ADZ

Glad you could join us. Never know what kind of band we’ll get!
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Next for comments is Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
This week I wrote to Mike Ritz, W7VO, ARRL Northwestern Division Director, rergarding ARRL’s proposal to move Controlled >500hz digital stations to sub-bands with all ACDS stations. I’ll send our email exchange right after we close. If you don’t copy it well please email me & I’ll reply with the file. btn < K7KY

Thanks Doug.
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ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:28:51p 03:28:51z
Late Ck-In? Early-Out? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

W7ZAP /K7KY ORCA Net, de W5CLE ,W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA, 25 watts, Request check in and out. Tom, WB7TZD, is listening BTU

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
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WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA in&out
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Anyone else? < NCS

Any further comments b4 we close? < NCS

Any MONITORING stns wish to comment? Pse use pre-tone/ < NCS

I guess that’s it for tonight. Doug will TX following net < W7ZAP

2032L – 0332Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.
<IMAGE:G,\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-09-18T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7OVemail.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20191809033306
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20191809011515
<blankform>
:mg:3962 Thanks for the information, Doug! As you know, the idea is to keep all the “wide-band” digital signals together in one sand box, so they don’t wipe out the increasing number of narrow-band signals. This is not the ARRL’s idea, it’s a mediation in response to the war that is RM-11831, currently with the FCC. Widening the digital spectrum windows is a part of this, but no matter what we do, somebody will be bent out of shape.

I will run the 80 meter band plan proposals by you for comment before we settle on something final, and we are a LONG way from that. With the FCC process included, this could (and probably will), take years. Please keep in mind that EVERYBODY is trying to protect “their” turf, including the Winlink/PACTOR guys. (As a note, we are also considering requiring ACDS stations to incorporate “listen before transmit” into their protocols. That will help.)

Question: Do you subscribe to my NW Division newsletter? If not, I’ll send you a copy of my latest one that outlines the reasoning behind this.

I am passing along your note along to the rest of the members of the band planning committee, as it’s a good reference.

Thanks again.

73;
Mike
W7VO

> On September 15, 2019 at 1:13 PM K7KY <k7ky@ferrycreek.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hi Mike… Doug K7KY here in Brookings,OR. I understand you’re on the
> ARRL committee working on the reallocation of some digital signals. My
> wife, Mindy W7ZAP, and I NCS the ORCA DIGITAL NET every Tuesday evening
> on 3.581mhz. ORCA is nearing it’s seventh year of service; we’ve been
> at or about this frequency since inception. Our primary net mode is
> MFSK-32, 630hz. We are an NBEMS training and practice net; MFSK-32 is
> our housekeeping mode and our weekly FLAMP Exercise includes wider and
> narrower modes. We check-in 20+ stations nearly every week. We have had
> very little frequency conflict over the years. Mostly automated Winlink
> stations and we’ve been successful in working with the Winlink Operators
> to avoid interference. Lately, we’re seeing FT8 signals in this
> region. RTTY and CW are problematic during contests, but there aren’t
> many contests on Tuesday evening.
>
> It would be unfortunate for us to be confined to the sub-band with every
> automated signal and all controlled signals over 500hz. If you work
> digital modes, you know that digital doubles nearly always scramble both
> signals. Knowing the frequency is clear is more difficult in the digital
> modes than others due to the slight delay between activating TX in the
> software and it’s actual beginning. We teach Pre-Toning, the best
> tactic for avoiding the avoidable doubles. 3.581 is home to a number of
> digital nets and 3.580-3.585 is seems to be default digital net turf.
>
> Since inception, we’ve had well over 500 Ops check-in, train, and
> practice digital traffic-handling. We’re making a meaningful
> contribution by teaching and training Amateur digital operators. We
> regularly check-in Ops as far East as KS, MO, & MI. We will be at a
> distinct disadvantage if you confine us to the ACDS sub-band with every
> automated station and all controlled stations above 500hz. It seems
> like a proposal that will resolve one issue and create another. It
> doesn’t make sense to hinder digital operations when digital operations
> are expanding to support Emergency Services; an important Amateur
> activity promoted and supported by ARRL.
>
> The implication that the 80m sub-band would be expanded (where we would
> be secondary users) sounds like a suggestion intended to disarm
> skeptics; a change the FCC is unlikely to adopt. I’m hoping you guys
> will come up with some better ideas. Some solutions may create greater
> problems later on. Thanks for listening. Please email information if
> you think my conclusions off base. 73 Doug K7KY
>
> Doug Gustafson K7KY
> Brookings,OR
> 541-469-5230
> http://orcadigitalnet.com
[WRAP:chksum EA36][WRAP:end] … end

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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
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9400 kHz
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7780 kHz
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7730 kHz
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