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CORRECTION: DIGITAL CHECK-IN RETURNS ON MARCH 3rd .  NOT NEXT WEEK AS I MISTAKENLY SAID AT THE CLOSE OF THE NET.  NEXT WEEK WE STILL CHECK-IN ON VOICE 3.955
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ORCA DIGITAL NET, Report 17/Feb/15

Check ins: 10
Traffic:  9
Monitor:  1

Stations:
NX6D          David     100% + flmsg (2 messages)
KJ6UPE      Danon     partial copy
WA6NBG    Don         100% + flmsg
KW6JIM     Jim           100% + flmsg
KB6NN       Howard    100% + flmsg, color image printed very well
KA6ULG     Bob         monitor
K7IFG        Ken          100% + flamp
W7ZAP      Mindy       100% + flmsg
K7KY         Doug        NCS

Winter band conditions were good again tonight, data and voice.  And, we had a good turnout too.  Howard KB6NN improved his antenna and has a solid signal that’s easy to copy.  I was @ 25w for the digital portion and received an S-9 to 20-over report from JB KR5RR in Benicia, CA.  JB also sent the b/w image he received.   That’s the second test image I’ve received from monitoring stations.  Speaking of sending the logo for band evaluation, it would be good for us to include our power setting and antenna somewhere in the messages to help evaluate signals and band conditions. That info would fit easily into the top of the ICS-213 form in the “Pos’ text windows.

My fldigi crashed just as we began the digital portion and on it’s way down sent the check-in macro. Naturally, it sent the wrong message to the net.  Very confusing after we’d already completed check-in.  Everyone dealt with it well and it didn’t derail the net.  I’ve had this happen more than once lately and I think I have some issues with old macros that conflict with the Beta versions. It’s bad for me to crash fldigi, because I lose the digital log.  So far, I’ve been able to get the lost portion from Mindy and paste them together.

Howard KB6NN sent a small color image of his radio-room buddy.  It printed very well here with just a few weird pixels.  And, it transmitted quickly.  It looks a little like our logo.

David NX6D was having issues tracking and decoding signals that move around on the waterfall.  A monitoring station also emailed me his observations that stations were not on 1500 and didn’t’ decode. Here’s a couple thoughts on this.  Not all stations are configured alike and not all stations use a Windows OS.  Even stations on the same OS may be configured and operate differently.  Activating TXRSID & RXRSID along with AFC should keep us on freq and decoding correctly.  There have been issues with both AFC and RXID in the past where they respond to adjacent signals or noise and make changes.  There may be thresholds for these features, but I haven’t looked deep enough to find out yet.  These features are working well at my station.

I use macros for routine exchanges and type the rest.  My new macros include tags to set RXID, TXID, LOCK, MODEM, & FREQ before printing text, so my TX freq is nearly always locked unless I disable it.  Same for TX/RXID.  LOCK only fixes the TX freq; you can receive anywhere else on the WF. This is how you operate split with fldigi.

Please give TESTmacros a try.  This file is on the website under RESOURCES/MACROS.  Also there is the Beta fldigi V 3.22.06.03 you will need to support the macro file.  The next release of fldigi will support the new macro tags too.  These macros will make digital check in a little faster and may be useful for other purposes.  You may want to modify them for your OS or simply change them to suit your style.  They are easy to modify with the Macro Editor.  Just right click on any macro button to open the editor.

Next net will be our last voice check-in for awhile.  Next month, starting March 3rd we will come directly to 3.595 and check-in digitally.  We operated the net for quite some time like this previously and I think we’ve learned enough to operate smoothly on one frequency.  We can still move to voice for extended or detailed discussion if we like.  It’s easier to assist new stations on voice and we don’t want to leave interested stations behind.  Let’s try this for a month or so and evaluate it as we proceed.  Thanks for your willingness to experiment and innovate.

After closing the net I sent another file with flamp for David NX6D.  I unintentionally sent the file twice.  Two receiving stations only copied one transmission.  Later I wondered if flamp only copied once because it already had the file.  Band conditions were favorable and we weren’t having trouble decoding other files.

Once again, Thank You to each Op who spent an hour of their evening working with us.  Your participation and input benefits us all, especially those new to digital modes.  I hope to see you all again next Tuesday.

73 Doug K7KY

——————————– Net Log ———————————-

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

Grayscale image for signal evaluation

Sending Pic:192×192;

<EOT>

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>> <STX>

QST QST QST

ORCA DIGITAL NET

ORCA DIGITAL NET

2/18/2015 03:46Z

Please print your callsign on WF

or send tuning signal @ 0800, 1500, or 2200wf I’ll log callsigns first & call for tune signals next Following check-in, i’ll send the rotation order K7KY NCS

<EOT>

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>> <STX> DE WA6NBG <EOT>

<STX>

de KB6NN k

<EOT>

<!GOFREQ:2200>

<VIDEO:W7ZAP>

<@GOFREQ:1500>

<@MODEM:MFSK32>

<@TXRSID:on>

thing w/o authorization…  sorry about that. I check in

Ken K7IFG   are there any other checkins ??? come now..de K7KY k

<EOT>

de WA6NBG

<EOT>

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>> <STX> de KB6NN k <EOT>

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>> <STX> … start [WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn NX6D-3.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.8 :hdr_fm:20 NX6D 20151802034950 :hdr_ed:20 NX6D 20151802034950 <blankform>

:mg:113 I don’t have the ability to do either of the check-in steps, yet.

Will send my short text file when asked.

NX6D

[WRAP:chksum 96BE][WRAP:end]

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<EOT>

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1495>>

ALL ORCA de K7KY David and all..  I really goofed us all up.  My fldigi crashed after sending the image and on it’s way out, sent the file asking for checkins…  We’ve done it already, and we can move on.  We already have David’s file and I’m going to send the rotation order next.  We’ll then start with KJ6UPE  after the rotation comes…  One last call for late or visitors   please come now de K7KY k

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-7.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.7

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151802035251

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151802031741

<blankform>

:mg:447

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation Order

NX6D        David T

KJ6UPE      Danon T

WA6NBG      Don B

KW6JIM     Jim  T

KB6NN      Howard T

KA6ULG    Bob  monitor

K7IFG     Ken  T

W7ZAP      Mindy  T

K7KY       Doug NCS

Following this transmission, NCS will call each station in order.

Don’t forget to review the new website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/  Please check it for typos and other errors and ommissions.  Your feedback is appreciated.

[WRAP:chksum 8E29][WRAP:end]

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KJ6UPE de K7KY Please go now   de K7KY k WHO KNOWS…..LAST NIGHT MY NEIHBOR   WAS A TRIP…. THE GOVERMENT PRETTY WELL

DOSEN”T HIDE IT ANYMORE….WATCHED FOR 1 AND1/2 HRS….WHAT A TRIP….KJ6UPE ..NO KIDDING….NEXT….

[WRAP:chksum 9554][WRAP:end]

……end

WA6NBG de K7KY Please go now   de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1504>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-5.m2s]<flmsg>1.1.32

:hdr_fm:22

WA6NBG 20151802035612

:hdr_ed:22

WA6NBG 20151802030006

<radiogram>

:nbr:1 1

:d1:6 FEB 17

:t1:5 1856L

:to:20 JIM ARMSTRONG

KW6JIM

:msg:62 WILL PICK UP POWER POLES

AT THURSDAY LUNCH WITH CHECK

IN HAND

:sig:10 DON NELSON

:ck:2 12

:sta:6 WA6NBG

:org:13 HUMBOLDT HILL

:svc:1 F

:std:1 T

[WRAP:chksum 4FDE][WRAP:end]

… end

KW6JIM de K7KY Please go now   de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1505>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Pot.213]<flmsg>1.1.32

:hdr_fm:22

KW6JIM 20151802035731

:hdr_ed:22

KW6JIM 20151802033221

<ics213>

:to:8 ORCA Net

:fm:6 KW6JIM

:d1:10 2015-02-17

:t1:5 1931L

:sb:70 US hams track down indoor marijuana growers causing radio interference

KW6JIM

:mg:703 An article in the February 4 Police One magazine says:

“Reports have begun to flood into the National Association for Amateur Radio about interference with their ham

radios from their neighbors marijuana grows. The most complaints come from California and Colorado, for obvious

reasons. Many ham radio operators began to see a correlation with marijuana grows and this RFI.

One amateur radio operator located five marijuana grows near his house due to RFI alone! Many ham operators can

locate a grow simply by taking a radio and portable antennae out into their neighborhood and using the radio to

triangulate the exact location of the grow.”

http://www.policeone.com/drug-interd…ith-AM-radios/

[WRAP:chksum EF89][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1498>>

Net control

NX6D

NX6D de K7KY Go ahead David…de K7KY

ke/iPadn egre auf1aei Si#)e

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1508>>

RH at et

I have a short file to send.

NX6D

NX6D de K7KY OK David… We’ll come back around to you pretty soon…  stand by de K7KY k

This is Howard, KB6NN.  I am now going to attempt to send an image.  The photo I have chosen is a picture of our dog, Reeba.  I chose this picture because the way she sleeps on the round bed reminds me of the ORCA logo.

OK, here goes…

Sending Pic:100x75C;

de KB6NN k

K7IFG de K7KY Please go now   de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1504>>

ORCA de K7IFG  my traffic is in Flamp format.  Please bring up Flamp to copy…..

traffic follows.

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1505>>

QST DE K7IFG

<PROG 20 A0AB>{0741}FLAMP 2.2.01AA

<FILE 48 26AA>{0741}20150214224704:wb5alm-diginet-02142015.p2s

<ID 34 A230>{0741}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

<SIZE 16 9179>{0741}1041 11 96

<PROG 20 A0AB>{0741}FLAMP 2.2.01AA

<FILE 48 26AA>{0741}20150214224704:wb5alm-diginet-02142015.p2s

<ID 34 A230>{0741}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

<SIZE 16 9179>{0741}1041 11 96

<DATA 104 70A8>{0741:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAS8XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4iDN4l/Qcrgw1ivsUJnK5ANO6uR/YVKpVEFRsDDwn

ES55X5de

<DATA 104 3EEB>{0741:2}ImISDfTFbq+LHrV/29cP6hPGruDlRNmSV89PUtOzHt6iGIWd6/hPZY7l34tBlQPa0ilJ8tP7yub1l69KpvuNFcFd

0NcqrBVv

<DATA 104 4A4F>{0741:3}G+QAV6K4qcmsXkaPRwoTBVq9DYtDQVmNjb9wVcfEkEkw7rLT3PDWoyhDxjLvfpHZ/PU+9dOpfSrtcmvqNnVZxXGm

jWOCK1pZ

<DATA 104 F1C6>{0741:4}uqUtJBu48e+ifjy+77RnYERdlep5gL71hozYrPiu9VAtfQZcJ3yTNyDdh1qh+DHbrJJXDoY64eb7XkEVwzTMhSwK

WGZj0D/r

<DATA 104 7D1D>{0741:5}FubBGM3BUHSCjdFjAaT0EfbMp53a3LCMMusTDZH2jE1W1o/QqTFQH+F1EDPSWumiDhV5VCMWqszZbHXIDxKSpV/S

2a+9N8q4

<DATA 104 36FC>{0741:6}5y1DngPH9quNi2zEMH2xthsAOTHpFBnimvQSwD1b8jJ1PRmNGmj9AFASBDRkJnvdigw2jImd6XX9/EwI3bFdpd0P

W6XGZ1mi

<DATA 104 97B7>{0741:7}yEIFlHwpTBZvQfl2cCVUDX5sV+MtlzYqm4o5t8OU1mrTDNnRI4tjmUH1gQU2itQxi1/qK5rNr16SO/2z8Y3diaEt

WMxlVTOX

<DATA 104 DBEF>{0741:8}Dd3DWJIurVHDfSykSUwSX3Qovczq7LRrk7ZK5vOaLwLZqkvwjFKRHn2B5TihlXiZukwSVGl7Kwb3TbfUDCmzllqt

yOpKB1Se

<DATA 104 7223>{0741:9}VI+04EEm8Ijq7Q46kJpAzZOtShg9kjJYt05pfdSgKIlNd2uQ4h3clDDcmf0hA2u59f7FTL8plAN0Tua3IRTorz6c

/yWcY0aH

<DATA 105 39F9>{0741:10}SJRrGbuRjk8AG7ZRCYJoTB7R0wC6e66HcWRuyz7bY2KxCkJOrRwNkHcVUaf5V9CybCtXrBLCgSEEUQ/48M802+m

mXaq13s+K

<DATA 90 75B5>{0741:11}Jugog1MofXqXjXOXrf+VVhXB90i8jMHQPwU3g3MVbK6dj6PcP0Zwm64m7tWVmxpIR2YVA==

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 476A>{0741:EOF}

<CNTL 10 E766>{0741:EOT}

QST DE K7IFG K

ALL ORCA de K7KY If you need an flamp fill, please send the report now.  If you copied 100%  don’t send the

confirmation report.  tu  de K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:07Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1492>>

DE WA6NBG

File : wb5alm-diginet-02142015.p2s

<MISSING 8 700B>{0741}5

DE WA6NBG K

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:08Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1514>>

QST DE K7IFG

<PROG 20 A0AB>{0741}FLAMP 2.2.01AA

<FILE 48 26AA>{0741}20150214224704:wb5alm-diginet-02142015.p2s

<ID 34 A230>{0741}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

<SIZE 16 9179>{0741}1041 11 96

<DATA 104 70A8>{0741:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAS8XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5l

TK:RR0stWeoMa ak

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:08Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1502>>

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE K7IFG BK

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1515>>

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1511>>

BK

QST DE K7IFG

<PROG 20 A0AB>{0741}FLAMP 2.2.01AA

<FILE 48 26AA>{0741}20150214224704:wb5alm-diginet-02142015.p2s

<ID 34 A230>{0741}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

<SIZE 16 9179>{0741}1041 11 96

<DATA 104 7D1D>{0741:5}FubBGM3BUHSCjdFjAaT0EfbMp53a3LCMMusTDZH2jE1W1o/QqTFQH+F1EDPSWumiDhV5VCMWqszZbHXIDxKSpV/S

2a+9N8q4

<CNTL 10 476A>{0741:EOF}

<CNTL 10 E766>{0741:EOT}

QST DE K7IFG K

W7ZAP Please go now   de K7KY de K7KY k

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 17feb2015.213]<flmsg>2.0.6

:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20151802041036

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20151702182936

<ics213>

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP

:p2:13 Brookings, OR

:d1:10 2015-02-17

:t1:5 1027L

:sb:62 FCC Paperless Amateur Radio License Policy Now in Effect

:mg:1550 Starting today, February 17, the FCC no longer routinely issues paper license documents to Amateur

Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission maintains that the official Amateur Radio license authorization

is the electronic record that exists in its Universal Licensing System (ULS), although the FCC had routinely

continued to print and mail hard copy licenses until this week.

In mid-December, the FCC adopted final procedures to provide access to official electronic authorizations, as

it had proposed in WT Docket 14-161 as part of its process reform initiatives. Under the new procedures,

licensees will access their current official authorization (Active status only) via the ULS License Manager.

The FCC will continue to provide paper license documents to all licensees who notify the Commission that they

prefer to receive one. Licensees will also be able to print out an official authorization  as well as an

unofficial reference copy  from the ULS License Manager.

We find this electronic process will improve efficiency by simplifying access to official authorizations in

ULS, shortening the time period between grant of an application and access to the official authorization, and

reducing regulatory costs, the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) said. According to the WTB, the new

procedures will save at least $304,000 a year, including staff expenses.

The ULS License Manager now permits licensees to change the default setting so that the Bureau will print and

mail a license document.

[WRAP:chksum 1C8C][WRAP:end]

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NX6D de K7KY David… ur first message printed 100% and opened flmsg.  Go ahead with another message..  K7KY k

NX6D de K7KY U copy me OK David?   Ur up when you’re ready..  K7KY t

KJ6UPE de K7KY Danon… Looks like David NX6D has run into some technicial difficulties.. Lets begin with a round of observations and comments…  Take it away Danon…  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>

EVERY ONE 100% AND FL MESS…..I REAL ENJOYED KI6JIMS MESSAGE . GOOD JOB.. ID LIKE TO SEE COPS FILM A SHOW

HERE,,,WOW KJ6UPE..

WA6NBG de K7KY OK Don  ur up..  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1502>>

WA6NBG Net Report

NX6D      100 %

KJ6UPE    50%   up 50 Hertz

KW6JIM    100% & FLMSG

KB6NN     100%  & photo 85%

KA6ULG    Bob  monitor

K7IFG     100% with FLAMP missing one block first go around

W7ZAP     65%  QSB

K7KY       Doug NCS

From high atop beautyful downtown Humboldt Hill de WA6NBG  K

KW6JIM de K7KY Jim…  that was a great article… I hope it doesn’t begin to put Amateurs at risk…  up to you..  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:19Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>

Good Evening All…

NX6D      David T      I was rebooting and missed it…

KJ6UPE    Danon T      100%

WA6NBG    Don B        100%

KW6JIM    Jim  T        Me!

KB6NN     Howard T     100% Received photo perfectly!

KA6ULG    Bob  monitor

K7IFG     Ken  T       Prt of a flamp message

W7ZAP     Mindy  T     ?

K7KY      Doug NCS     100% File received perfectly!

What do I do with a p2s file?

BASEBALL IS ALMOST BACK…

GO GIANTS!!!

73…

KW6JIM

de KW6JIM k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1503>>

KB6NN ORCA REPORT:

K7KY       Doug NCS – got the rotation order 100%

NX6D        David T – 100%

KJ6UPE      Danon T – 100%

WA6NBG      Don B – 100%

KW6JIM     Jim  T – 100%

KB6NN      Howard T –

KA6ULG    Bob  monitor

K7IFG     Ken  T – got block 5 on the retransmission (I thought I had flamp on but minimized but it was

not)(oops)

W7ZAP      Mindy  T – 100%

NX6D               David – second message was way off frequency and seemed to be in a different mode (if that was him)

de KB6NN k

ALL ORCA de K7KY Good observation Howard… I wasn’t sure if that signal was David, and I haven’t heard from him.  We’ll check on him again now.. If your still here David, come now please..  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn NX6D-4.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.8

:hdr_fm:20

NX6D 20151802042249

:hdr_ed:20

NX6D 20151802041439

<blankform>

:mg:460 Very frustrating session.

Some stations are not on the 1500 HZ centerline.  By the time I get the tuning window on the frequency, I’ve

missed the message preamble and can no longer decode the FLMSG or FLAMP.  These are pretty brittle protocols,

compared to networking protocols.

Apparently both FLMSG and FLAMP use the same socket to FLDIGI.  Apparently you can’t have both programs running

at the same time.  This will take some more work to learn to use.

[WRAP:chksum 1AE1][WRAP:end]

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ALL ORCA de K7KY OK David   Sorry for the confusion…  Some stations do wander sometiems.. it is good practice to have LOCK set when transmitting.   I put the lock TAG in my macros so whenever I send, fldigi is locked on freq.

David. your last message printed perfectly and opened flmsg.  OK over to Ken K7IFG    K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>

information

de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1506>>

CA de K7IFG  Good evening to all.  Solid copy on all messages sent.  Fldigi did a good job keeping up

with the different freqs on the waterfall.  Yes, Jim, I too can’t wait for the season to get under way. David, You should be able to have both flmsg and flamp up at the same time.  You can’t run flamp or flarq at the sametime  I have ofound.   de k7ifg   k

W7ZAP de K7KY OK MIndy  ur up…  K7KY

Nice net tonight.

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

NX6D 100% copy + FLMSG   2nd TX 100% + FLMSG (nice job on 1st try)

K7KY 100% copy + FLMSG + image

KJ6UPE          100% copy + FLMSG

WA6NBG       100% copy + FLMSG

KW6JIM         100% copy + FLMSG

KB6NN          100% keyboard copy + 100% image copy

KF7IFG          no flamp copy – not sure why… I’ll continue to work on this.

In the future, I’d like to know how much power each station is using when TXing. Tonight I’m using 25W. Wow,

Howard’s signal is super tonight (voice & digital).

73,

Mindy W7ZAP K

ALL ORCA de K7KY Thanks Mindy…  Sending our power setting is a good idea.  I’d like to see it included in our round of observbations or anytime you’d like to send it.  It will help us all evaluate the band and we’ll get to know what to expect from the different stations…  OK here comes my report..  K7KY <STX>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-7.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.7

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20151802043030

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20151802031741

<blankform>

:mg:415

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation Order

NX6D        David T    100% + flmsg (2 messages)

KJ6UPE      Danon T    partial copy.  my fault, I think

WA6NBG      Don B     100% + flmsg

KW6JIM     Jim  T     100% + flmsg

KB6NN      Howard T   100% + flmsg, color image printed very well

KA6ULG     Bob  monitor

K7IFG      Ken  T    100% + flamp,  worked perfectly

W7ZAP      Mindy  T  100% + flmsg

K7KY       Doug NCS

[WRAP:chksum BA0B][WRAP:end]

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ALL ORCA de K7KY Does anyone want to send anouther message or make any more comments?  I’m thinking we can close from here tonight unless someone wants to return to voice…  for more messages if you like..  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:32Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1502>>

question…

de KW6JIM k

KW6JIM de K7KY OK Jim  you’ve got the keyboard   K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>

Whay do I use to open Ken’s file?

de KW6JIM k

KW6JIM de K7KY Jim..   I’ve got so many windows open on my monitor, I can’t find Ken’s traffic..  Let’s let Ken respond to the question    Ken, if you will please..  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1503>>

de k7ifg   Oh boy.  probably can do it better on voice  but here it goes.  Jim you use Flmsg to read the

the file you open and go to the Flamp files on the nbems directory and find the file name I used and and

click on that and it should open for you in flmsg.    de k7ifg  kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>

Okay.  Thanks…

de KW6JIM k

KW6JIM de K7KY Jim… I found the message finally and tried opening it with flmsg while Ken was typing and it work well.   Any other comments or questions… please come now  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:37Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>

information for david nx6d

de KB6NN k

KB6NN de K7KY OK HOward.. go ahead with traffic for David..   K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>

David, also you need to set rxid and txid on, and must disable sweet spot – then fldigi will shift if sig is anywhere within the passband..

de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>

ALL ORCA de K7KY OK I hope David copied Howard…  Anything further for the net before we close?   K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:39Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn NX6D-4.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.8

:hdr_fm:20

NX6D 20151802043945

:hdr_ed:20

NX6D 20151802041439

<blankform>

:mg:160 I’ll check out the sweet spot setting.  Thanks.

 

I’ve made some configuration changes.  Can someone send a brief FLAMP message so I can find out if they work?

 

 

[WRAP:chksum 5D8C][WRAP:end]

… end

NX6D de K7KY OK David… and before we get the last flamp message, i want to tell you that I agree with Howard on using both RXID and TXID, but I use the sweetspot successfully here.   So, I may have it configured differently than Howard…

Ken… do you have a short message you can send for David in flamp?    K7KY

ALL ORCA de K7KY Not hear ing Ken.. I’m going to send the b/w image and close the net.  Then I’ll send a message for David in flamp…    K7KY

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;

ALL ORCA de K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET for tonight… Thanks to each of you for taking the time and trouble to join us tonight.   i hope to see you again next week.  Remember, come directly to this freq and  I plan to be here a few minutes early to make check in a little faster … Thanks again for coming.. 73 cu next time…

Following will be a flamp file for David…. give me a few minutes to find something short…  73  Doug K7KY sk

K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:47Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>

K7KY

de KW6JIM k

KW6JIM de K7KY OK JIM…  What’s up??  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:47Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>

Just a quick thought…  can that little logo pic be sent with flamp??

de KW6JIM k

KW6JIM de K7KY Good question… I don’t know, but I remember reading the manual and I think it’s possible.

It may even send MP3 files.  If it does, you will have to open the image file in a viewer, as I doubt it can present it like fldigi     Anyway, Ken has done a lot more with flamp than Mindy & I   I think he’s still around, but missed him a few minutes ago…  Are you still here Ken?     K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1499>>

de K7iFG   yep I was busy doing something else here in the shack and wasn’t paying attention.  Yes you can send images  via Flamp and also Flarq     bk

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1502>>

Copy that.  If you give it a try I’ll be watching…

73, and thanks again for your hard work!!

de KW6JIM k

ALL ORCA de K7KY OK  I”m going to send a file in flamp for David now.  I’ll send the ORCA image and we’ll see

how it comes out..  Stand by a moment..  K7KY

ALL ORCA de K7KY Never mind sending the orca logo.. Even with compression it would take 117min.. I’ll find a

short text file..  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>

Question NX6D

NX6D de K7KY GO ahead  David…  I’m still trying to find a short file.  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:55Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1500>>

These short text messages we are sending back and forth.  I see them bracketed with STX and EOT.  How is that done?  I don’t think my messages are formatted that way.

BTU  de NX6D kn

NX6D de K7KY Give me a moment to look   I think the messages you’ve sent tonight contain those characters too.  they come in from flmsg.  Stand by..  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:57Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1499>>

de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:57Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1503>>

doubled

de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:57Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1502>>

they come from fldigi KB6NN

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:58Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1502>>

At the moment I’m just typing in the transmit window.  I thought that’s what you were doing.  Did this message have the brackets?

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T04:58Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1501>>

no

de KB6NN k

ALL ORCA de K7KY OK I have a file coming in flamp.  Sorry it’s not too short, but it’s all I can find quickly.. here it comes.  K7KY

<STX>QST DE K7KY

<PROG 18 463F>{10C3}FLAMP 2.2.00

<FILE 34 1C46>{10C3}20140802221308:Grounding.213

<ID 23 1656>{10C3}K7KY Brookings,OR

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<CNTL 10 D420>{10C3:EOF}

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<CNTL 10 D420>{10C3:EOF}

<CNTL 10 742C>{10C3:EOT}

DE K7KY K

NX6D de K7KY How copy David?   and we can just follow the rotation list for the stations remaining to see how everyone copied the flamp file.  I didn’t send it compressed, but it looks like it is compressed anyway.

K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T05:07Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1499>>

Thanks — I got a file called Grounding.213.  I don’t know what type of file it is.  You appeared to have sent the file twice.  I missed the first block as FLAMP did not launch as I expected it to.

Thanks for taking the time to try this.  I have to spend a lot more time studying this software.  You guys are way ahead of me in knowing how this works.

BTU  de NX6D kn

NX6D de K7KY David…  We learned a lot of this from each other right here on the net.   You can open the Grounding file with flmsg..   flamp doesn’t open and present files like flmsg.  you have to open the files with what ever is right for the file…  Thanks for coming tonight and Mindy & I can work with you during the week on digital issues if you like .. email me if you want to work off-net..  anyone else still here and copying…

K7KY

ALL ORCAS…

100% copy – It sent twice and I didn’t get the second one either.

73, and g’nite all!   de KW6JIM k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T05:11Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1495>>

KW6JIM de K7KY 73 Jim and sorry about two times.  I clicked it twice because it didn’t seem to go, and

then it went twice….   it was already too long…  anyone else..  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T05:12Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1498>>

KB6NN

KB6NN de K7KY Hi Howard.. did you copy that flamp file..  twice???  K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-18T05:13Z MFSK-32 @ 14068000+1503>>

I didn’t get the flamp in the first rotation, but got this one only once

de KB6NN k

KB6NN de K7KY Well, once is good.. especially when it’s getting late and the fingers begin to make more mistakes on the kbd…  Thanks for coming Howard.. Ur signal is solid.. cu nex time..   anyone else?

K7KY

ALL ORCA de K7KY OK  we’re finished for tonight   Thanks to Ken for having a lot of information and input for the net… cu all next time. 73 Doug K7KY SK  K7KY

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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.

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60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
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1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
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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.
 

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