17/MAR/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 17/Mar/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 32
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
__AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out
__KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
__KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7FGT David Welches,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
__KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA in&out
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
__AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out relay: KR7KR
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
__W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
__K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

80m was adequate for some and difficult for others. Check out Jaye KE6SLS’s test images below. Mid-west Ops are able to ck-in, but the band isn’t sufficient to work the net. 32 stations logged in. One shy of our record. We accomplished a lot in 1.5hr. It’s a long time to stay focused.  We like to be closer to an hour.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Chris K0PHP in Columbia,MO. Yet another MO station. It’s interesting to see station locations on the map. This time of year, those mid-western stations can usually ck-in, but don’t have sufficient path to participate.  There’s nearly a dozen digital HF stations that ck-in from mid-west. I wish we could accommodate them fully; they’re at the fringe of our 35w signal. My hope is they will stand-up a mid-west HF digital Traffic net, similar to WESTERN DIGITAL NET, recently established, ‘West of the Rockies’, by Steve K6ETA.

Speaking of Steve; this quote from the Comment Round:

Even with everything going on at present, the WDN has only one message tonight: Please participate in ORCA! The ORCA Net has been rock solid for seven years now, resulting in over 50 (maybe over 100) stations capable of expertly passing traffic during this solar minimum.

This is not a push-button FT8 curiosity! It is a highly dynamic and capable pool of digital ops and relay stations!

We encourage all NBEMS, FLDigi and interested stations to participate in this excellent net. The WDN simply wouldn’t be here without it.

All the best, K6ETA and the WDN Team.

Steve’s comments are more than complimentary flowers. His assessment of your credentials is significant. This isn’t his first digital rodeo. Steve’s WDN vision connects an available pool of digital Operators with the need for digital Traffic nets. You are that pool of expert Operators. WDN is right up your alley. New digital Ops are learning traffic-handling routines by watching and working with you. Soon, they’re participating. Thanks for your part in taking Amateur Digital Networking another step forward.

WESTERN DIGITAL NET will leverage your skills and expertise. WDN is a full-fledged Traffic net; we can practice and polish our skills on Tuesday, and put them to work on Thursday. The present COVID-19 Pandemic will challenge us in unforeseen ways. As digital radio Ops, we’re well prepared. As individuals facing a serious health threat, we’re on unfamiliar turf; we want to support each other with the best information and tactics we can gather. If we avoid infection, we won’t have to cure it. Today, it’s strategic to assume anyone may be contagious; America has not yet begun major testing. Be mindful. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Stay home as much as possible. Avoid personal contact. Eat healthy. Rest well…

We’ve added a COVID-19 Information page to the website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/covid-19/

Six stations returned the FLAMP Optional Exercise. All six were OK with the Exercise pace. Some felt the pace a positive challenge. A couple stations missed the difference between Originator/Responder tabs. Initially, the FLAMP Exercise was a bit slower, but the pace crept up as everyone became proficient. When we call for your REPORT, we wait until our signal clears the waterfall and a bit more before calling the next station. We try to leave a little more time at the top of the roster. During Comments, a monitoring station suggested the pace was too fast for new digital Ops. It probably varies depending on previous experience.

You can learn the FLAMP routines while monitoring. Attention and focus are key. The roster is on your desktop. You know your place in rotation. Stay focused; be ready to send your REPORT when called. We’re learning to combine routines and tactics into an operation performed by multiple stations. When you’re comfortable working the FLAMP Exercise, you’ll be well poised to handle Routine and Emergency traffic. You’re deciding and acting at a faster pace than Traffic and Emergency nets require. You’ll have more confidence and comfort in difficult times.

Test images from the net:

RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2:W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2:KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2:W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: KB7VX Chehalis, WA
RX #2:KB7VX Chehalis, WA
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #2:KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #1: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Remember WESTERN DIGITAL NET, the major digital Traffic net West of the Rockies. WDN meets every Thursday evening, 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA NCS. Steve usually takes early ck-ins around 1900p/0200z. Remember to space your check-in calls; NCS is also building the Roster.

We enjoyed working with you tonight and look forward to seeing you again next Tuesday evening.   73 Doug K7KY

—Net Log—

DE W1EEP* K

W1EEP* < K7KY TU Gene
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT < NCS

KI7TPD* 1 QST (Space WX)

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY & W7ZAP KD7CLCraigRiverton In & Out

KI7TPD* < K7KY TU Fred
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT < NCS

K6ETA* < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < WA7HHE 1 QST

WA7HHE < K7KY TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < NCS

KD7CL < K7KY TU Craig
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
Craig pse put the spaces back in your ck-in macro tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY & W7ZAP KD7CL CraigRiverton In & Out

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY

KD7CL < K7KY RR Craig TU < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

WB7EUX < K7KY FB Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
BK QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AE7LM David Hailey, ID in&outie­t0iö¨Noe
AE7LM < K7KY TU David
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out < NCS

de KB7VX KB7VX IN&OUT

KB7VX < K7KY TU Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

ORCA NCS de ke6sls k

KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT < K7KY

KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA < K7KY

KG5DGI KG5DGI IN & OUT IN & OUT

KG5DGI < K7KY TU Ed
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out < NCS

de N7SND checking in.

N7SND < K7KY TU Larry
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out < NCS

KJ6GQW KJ6GQW
IN & OUT

KJ6GQW < K7KY TU Phil
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

NCS de N7SND checking in.

N7SND < K7KY TU Larry
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out < NCS

KG7FGT

KG7FGT < K7KY David do you want to participate or monitor ?? tu < NCS

I will participate KG7FGT < NCS

KG7FGT < K7KY GE David
KG7FGT David Welches,OR < K7KY

KS6M

KS6M

KS6M < K7KY GE John
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7FGT David Welches,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

KG7VVN < K7KY GE Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT < K7KY

NCS K7KY < KF5SMH AL M AZTEC NM IN & OUT

KF5SMH < K7KY TU Al
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out < NCS

N7SND < K7KY Larry pse call or email tu < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7FGT David Welches,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

KG7D < K7KY TU Greg
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA NCS de KJ7BHK KJ7BHK KJ7BHK Brian, Vancouver WA, Po 25w, loop antenna, check in&out,

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA in&out < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7FGT David Welches,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

K7KY, ORCA Net, de W5CLE ,W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA, 25 watts, Request check in and out. BTUx

W5CLE < K7KY TU Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB6NN Howard Eureka CA in&out

KB6NN < K7KY TU Howard
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out < NCS

Orca NCS < AG7GK
AARON JONES
MESA, AZ
Checking in and out

AG7GK < K7KY TU Aaron
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out < NCS

KI7LOQ < K7KY TU Aaron
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID < NCS

WA0TJT < K7KY hw cpy Keith? < NCS

WA0TJT < K7KY TU Keith
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out < NCS

dsVZoh Ðgema0n & OUT K

Can anyone relay the last station? < NCS

Last station agn pse < NCS
IN & OUT K

de KR7KR k

KR7KR Ken if you relayed the station, I double u agn tu < NCS

de W7WSV W7WSV
IN & OUT K

de KR7KR k

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7FGT David Welches,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out relay: KR7KR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

19:31:52p 02:31:52z

WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 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

FLAMP Exercise:
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
Stay focused. Exercise is interactive and brisk.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS can fill
Traffic Round messages after net.

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

ORCA CONFIG:
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’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

First time? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

in&out VidID agn pse < NCS

that was kb7hoh IN/OUT de ke6sls k

KB6HOH < K7KY TU Steve
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de W9FE CHK IN&OUT kn

WA0TJT < K7KY TU Keith
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out < NCS

W9FE < K7KY TU Carlos
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de
de K0PHP k

K0PHP < K7KY TU Chris
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
k7ky k0kex rick smithville, mo in/out

K0KEX < K7KY TU Rick
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out < NCS

KI7TPD < K7KY Fred pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < NCS

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

NIL KI7TPD

RR tu BK

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20201803024132
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:994 ORCA DIGITAL NET 17/Mar/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 31
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7FGT David Welches,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out relay: KR7KR
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum FD5C][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 17/Mar/2020

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex161.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/
FLAMP exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file
to NCS in the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

Some recent feedback indicates our perception and opinions about COVID-19 gives
the impression we’re frightened and may be causing others to fear. We deeply regret
upsetting anyone. We’re definitely concerned and apprehensive about COVID-19, but
we’ve not panicked. We’re living very much as we always have; we’re homebodies.
We gather information from all available sources. Our strategy for this invisible
threat was to prepare early. Should it turn out unnecessary, we’ve lost very little
and likely gained useful experience. Waiting too long to take action in this
situation might be life threatening, depending on your age and health.

If we’ve upset you, please accept our apology. We’ve not noticed any sense of panic in
our colleagues, but that’s our perception. YMMV. Panic has been redefined by journalists.
We see headlines of ‘Panic Shoppers’, but the accompanying images are of orderly lines
of citizens awaiting access. Shoppers appear to be prudent people preparing for a period
of no access. Unfortunately,there are some who buy all the TP or bleach available.
Common sense would have shoppers also considering their community.

We all need to use our best judgement and common sense. Cast a wide net for information,
develop a strategy and implement. It may significantly change your daily life, but that
doesn’t imply panic. Better to prepare early, than to react too late to be effective.
We’ll see how it turns out for those still celebrating in crowds at beach and bar.

During the Traffic and Comment rounds, feel free to deviate from our usual focus on radio
topics and comment or opine about COVID-19.

AMRRON has added ORCA DIGITAL NET and WESTERN DIGTIAL NET to their website, ‘Other Nets…’
page: https://amrron.com/nets-regional-national/other-nets-of-interest/

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

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

Next is the FLAMP Exercise with Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Tonight’s exercise begins in MFSK64 (240wpm/1260hz). We’ll fill
in THOR 50×1 (176wpm/900hz) & MFSK32 (120wpm/630hz).
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead… < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 880F>{FE5E}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 DA57>{FE5E}20200317214935:ex161.txt
<ID 17 B2D4>{FE5E}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 17A2>{FE5E}527 7 80
<FILE 30 DA57>{FE5E}20200317214935:ex161.txt
<ID 17 B2D4>{FE5E}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 17A2>{FE5E}527 7 80
<DATA 88 5DFA>{FE5E:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an
<DATA 88 0DCD>{FE5E:2}ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex161.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ex#161. Make ‘To’= K7KY. Ma
<DATA 88 092D>{FE5E:3}ke ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= FLAMP Exercise. Copy the following question to the
<DATA 88 EAB3>{FE5E:4} new
file. Enter your reply on the ‘Responder’ tab.

Are you comfortable wit
<DATA 88 C8A5>{FE5E:5}h the pace of this Exercise, or do you find it too fast?

If you complete this
<DATA 88 6D33>{FE5E:6} OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex161.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Rou
<DATA 55 07AB>{FE5E:7}nd. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 9
<CNTL 10 ACB8>{FE5E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0CB4>{FE5E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Button or send ‘No Copy’. I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with… WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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… WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 15 6CFB>{FE5E}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 8 9532>{FE5E}1
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 15 6CFB>{FE5E}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 15 6CFB>{FE5E}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7FGT

i miss no blocks < NC

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR
BK
KS6M

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE KS6M
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 8 9532>{FE5E}1
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 15 6CFB>{FE5E}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D

DE KG7D
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 15 6CFB>{FE5E}CONFIRMED
DE KG7D K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7LOQ

DE KI7LOQ
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 15 6CFB>{FE5E}CONFIRMED
DE KI7LOQ K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN < W7ZAP Bruno pse relay block 1 in THOR 50×1 (remember TxID) TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pse relay block 1 in THOR 50×1 (remember TxID) TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
A7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 88 5DFA>{FE5E:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an
<CNTL 10 ACB8>{FE5E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0CB4>{FE5E:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:56Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
KS6M

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

tr RSID did not work. < KS6M

DE WB7EUX
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 8 9532>{FE5E}1
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Stand by and I’ll TX < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 880F>{FE5E}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 88 5DFA>{FE5E:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an
<CNTL 10 ACB8>{FE5E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0CB4>{FE5E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:58Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KS6M
File : ex161.txt
<MISSING 15 6CFB>{FE5E}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX < W7ZAP did u copy Tom? < W7ZAP

sri see the data come in but it does not register with FLAMP.

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < W7ZAP All stns but 1 cONFIRMED.
BTN < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx Mindy the band is a bit better than we thought good exercise BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:01:37p 03:01:37z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

First up 4 Traffic Round is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

NCS DE KI7TPD

<flmsg>2.0.16.01
:hdr_ed:22
KI7TPD 20201803012557
<blankform>
:mg:607 Space WX Report (data from SpaceWeather.com)

We are still experiencing a very low solar minimum.
Current Sunspot number: 0 (current spotless stretch 7 days)
2020 Spotless total: 57 days (74%)

Solar Wind Speed: 386.8 km/sec, Density: 5.0 protons/cm^3
X-Ray solar flares: 6 hr max A0, 24 hr max A0

Planetary K-index: Kp=2 quiet, 24-max: Kp=2 quiet

Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal: 3.8 nT
Bz: 1.4 nT north

NOAA Forecasts:
Less than a 1% chance of Class M or Class X solar flares for the next 48 hours, NOAA predicts 20% chance or Active,
5% minor, 1% severe Geomagnetic storms for the next 24 hours.

DE KI7TPD K

Tnx, Fred BK Brad WA7HHE ur up 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn US_where_Italy_was_two_weeks_ago.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:44
KB7HHB 20201803012253
WA7HHE 20201803030350
:hdr_ed:22
KB7HHB 20201803012204
<plaintext>
:tt:3 QST
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 03/17/20
:tm:6 19:22L
:sb:65 Coronavirus Numbers: United States Is Where Italy Was 2 Weeks Ago
:mg:246
This should convince all to shelter in place.

Italy’s coronavirus outbreak poses warning about the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare system

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-15/italy-coronavirus-warning-about-impact-of-covid-19/12052578

[WRAP:chksum 355A][WRAP:end] … end

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TU Brad very timely! BK Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

K7KY DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 E070>{4C91}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 7204>{4C91}20200318025342:WB7EUX_ex161.p2s
<ID 22 6DA6>{4C91}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 548D>{4C91}345 6 64
<DATA 72 F80F>{4C91:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAE6XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PwqSG5
<DATA 72 80C4>{4C91:2}nLZfa41E6k1GeumNc8HL55yy72UbPGsVxfcCZxM2zJcErBqQhDzIpQGDI7MRI6FH
<DATA 72 CF20>{4C91:3}BNg6ezzMmKSzfSdZFqzcuXGlrcsO9vYJsUQkX8Y0rgUDa8Gd1r/Iy3NK6LZcb7wl
<DATA 72 9270>{4C91:4}hkTJM2SV52kn0aIxGtR6c1GRo/AW3abEX/uBX3BKdJNaDtkJP4+wYHVBCfiwQcFa
<DATA 72 3351>{4C91:5}AGdmjxFs/tfpro6AwSn8VXX9Ifc5vDLWcLxSQrgFoPdVQxs6sFygkZs801M2THpN
<DATA 33 56B3>{4C91:6}mrvqiJiSmdH5F8=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 9082>{4C91:EOF}
<CNTL 10 308E>{4C91:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : WB7EUX_ex161.p2s
<MISSING 15 392F>{4C91}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Ken KR7KR < NCS

NCS de KR7KR
QRU
had a phone call I needed to take
de KR7KR k

RR Ken tu BK Jaye KE6SLS ur next 4 Traffic < K7KY

k7ky DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 20E6>{DDA8}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 FEA2>{DDA8}20200318025414:ke6sls-ex161.213
<ID 31 9D03>{DDA8}ke6sls Eureka, California
<SIZE 15 3B7D>{DDA8}337 3 128
<DATA 136 2F06>{DDA8:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEbXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzRfauO
+uQ84BacF+VeIUgw+R4thlpLU4gkc5QAMZhW+Seq5NKMzUdvxQWON+jl8T82
<DATA 136 5B11>{DDA8:2}D76BpCTYXL4FQ4wSNJW6RnAhABlcpduTX0QHbjcNDtgxiUrVZom3e2+UenuD5iwqDAlm
Gd+SjzlYC8voW6WunOJVhwzEvzBJtqRSbqBe7RYOzBIJ3Iwr/mRVocpwmBhn
<DATA 89 EB82>{DDA8:3}HwB2gI1WLbnCT/i2gupW+uP2pHa5ZShkwxW4BTJqE4ZhCTP33dQm61wv+vR8xUlbIg3V
90=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 2A5E>{DDA8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8A52>{DDA8:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

very funny Jaye (-: BK Next 4 Traffic is David KG7FGT < NCS

de KG7FGT QRU

RR David tu BK John KS6M ur up 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE KS6M

<PROG 18 9028>{3562}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 35 D54F>{3562}20200318025317:KS6M_ex161.213
<ID 28 FD3C>{3562}KS6M Oakland CA CM87vt
<SIZE 14 D91F>{3562}353 6 64
<DATA 72 7634>{3562:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFtXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
<DATA 72 78F3>{3562:2}rQ1SX3Iv3EuvCXXhg7QbsJmBFkG//HuUXXGlePPda4sfIPw59ACvYOjw7DwrnLEw
<DATA 72 7AA3>{3562:3}K9A+S7H/coY/mqgq+Xp6x0HoPl+wxcltze8D38I+XVFerP6wlvTTbn/yYfJ7tuaN
<DATA 72 1F81>{3562:4}QCzYUYQXw9l7bRaj7CvhhfMqSqbQXWHh0Wo/t1GwzAJwi8v9Q+jdb9U+Q/zbzrDy
<DATA 72 EA2A>{3562:5}UHUIdpz1UdSoe6SIiefNqJAw3X1WnWTtMREvEVccMWecqLyb5gDQ1rQWChQ1ASxw
<DATA 41 6152>{3562:6}AxxaOfbvQKsDkvhbcJQWZng
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 9DDC>{3562:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3DD0>{3562:EOT}

DE KS6M K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex161.213
<MISSING 15 5884>{3562}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Bruno KG7VVN ur up 4 Traffic < NCS

K7KY DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 D1F0>{548F}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 EE61>{548F}20200318025509:KG7VVN_ex161.213
<ID 29 24EC>{548F}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 F2AB>{548F}421 7 64
<DATA 72 FE52>{548F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAF8XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PwqSG5
<DATA 72 A3FF>{548F:2}nLZfVFpOy94QDe95EPxtz+L14X2OyMF9xU2jMFBUhOiNyVuvRc/MG4s2s50zn1PD
<DATA 72 31FF>{548F:3}RzUVq9xED/YfkaXBB2J7BDLj9bkeM4Ow5K05uSaYPJZDu8KVAw8VIJHIcVCPo5HE
<DATA 72 08A6>{548F:4}cq2/iLZZGnkxASZjRuwTIbvDaQ/F+8Z5lhHmRA5IXc7NJHpd+sQZKRBbSVsU2qnO
<DATA 72 A5B8>{548F:5}QYrxgorJGwb+cymqAhMZfHDecQImxc42lwcbwqRmcFukivpsQcdkYVxF4KzWX0RL
<DATA 72 7350>{548F:6}j2c/OSWGI8yalE1MeiFz7kYPFiA1wqeatR3KdLQvBnquzlTytdzRg5LZTVv70F12
<DATA 45 C60A>{548F:7}81R+eDvnfIjzNQl+dj5qIk0AAA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 85D3>{548F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 25DF>{548F:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KG7VVN_ex161.213
<MISSING 15 F9D6>{548F}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Greg KG7D < NCS

ZCS DE KG7D

<PROG 18 186A>{DF1E}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 8009>{DF1E}20200318025454:KG7D_ex161.213
<ID 35 F885>{DF1E}KG7D Carson City, Nevada, USA
<SIZE 15 3EE7>{DF1E}433 10 48
<FILE 35 8009>{DF1E}20200318025454:KG7D_ex161.213
<ID 35 F885>{DF1E}KG7D Carson City, Nevada, USA
<SIZE 15 3EE7>{DF1E}433 10 48
<DATA 56 2DAA>{DF1E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGWXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzT
<DATA 56 72E7>{DF1E:2}mZjl8sNldXAAwI0KGU+R+D7hKztvjjgY8OwpHuQt7oVN8IDt
<DATA 56 A4F5>{DF1E:3}UDKW2U1OVJKcflWvF7oIhJaOXRtLbIg7bBiaJEhrbHaeKbj/
<DATA 56 2058>{DF1E:4}NdgjslCVJDPAvSDdqPDAjGzabRtxDA3j3CQWqelXL9ccG4Tc
<DATA 56 3D69>{DF1E:5}234U5KZkdppohib0qAx85EIAztQNuR5qZPRBThzpyiHOGHIE
<DATA 56 271E>{DF1E:6}Ch2J5Enwh+CcHiazcSu76h8gzOQVhovkrJoBt8HlqayKxxaa
<DATA 56 9DD7>{DF1E:7}r/SPB6gLLgYxc3JHJ7MsPsYP0SXKTAVl5BS3tqQrTFcKZBe3
<DATA 56 25CA>{DF1E:8}iCrmdE4R2KX78QUwPzqjmTKPI5EsGt8vpdP73V0pbvh3JSOC
<DATA 56 C65C>{DF1E:9}t6/NzYTxsf07ZCoHh/uhoQ3AwOcba2coOKAUA==
[b64:end
<DATA 10 D99C>{DF1E:10}] <CNTL 10 19A4>{DF1E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B9A8>{DF1E:EOT}

DE KG7D K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KG7D_ex161.213
<MISSING 15 A20C>{DF1E}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Aaron KI7LOQ ur next 4 Traffic < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS DE KI7LOQ

<PROG 18 47FF>{8E01}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 7BD8>{8E01}20200318025325:KI7LOQ_ex161.213
<ID 25 3206>{8E01}KI7LOQ Meridian, ID
<SIZE 14 C0BA>{8E01}349 6 64
<DATA 72 D586>{8E01:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEZXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 3A72>{8E01:2}g+I+GIbLQF25b6+JM9owkwVf/JWUs7N/Pi6Yeec+jta9OKCq80qhaRWHl66j2dU8
<DATA 72 983B>{8E01:3}2xt/VJ3/jcqQdM0F45mFtcQNd4g1yH0mX/L3iWYQqiWilbEhW2OwvY82HVOvx43G
<DATA 72 8FF3>{8E01:4}rrYaoC5OA823LprwiUhupu0lY//IiITNrJPJnucuAvLVn3tb5MCcCMtHkwhp/EZm
<DATA 72 02B7>{8E01:5}jtKS63NrsYjU8jM7m2Y13ennMLN/PX4Uwhayyqt/yBbBETFy/7Fr12dES+NPHpxX
<DATA 37 8F07>{8E01:6}vcibcC/J9LhE1pEbVeg
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 BACE>{8E01:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1AC2>{8E01:EOT}

DE KI7LOQ K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KI7LOQ_ex161.213
<MISSING 15 EF36>{8E01}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:20Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:20Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_ORCA_17MAR20.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201803032013
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201703190708
<blankform>
:mg:1931 Useful COVID-19 links/info:

1) Dr Chris Martenson – PhD in Toxicology/Masters in Finance
Daily videos reviewing data – very good analysis
https://www.youtube.com/user/ChrisMartensondotcom/videos
===
2) Social Distancing: Nothing new to us radio geeks
https://swling.com/blog/2020/03/social-distancing-nothing-new-to-us-radio-geeks/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheSwlingPost+28TheSWLing+Post%29
===
3) Bleach Water Ratio For Disinfecting | Make Your Own Disinfectant

Bleach Water Ratio For Disinfecting | Make Your Own Disinfectant


===
4) Vit C by mouth to prevent Covid-19 infection Dr. Richard Z Cheng, MD
https://www.brighteon.com/d39fac11-7259-4ac7-9b63-4604cd6fb5f0
===
5) Coronavirus patients may be contagious for weeks longer than first thought, study says
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article241124531.html
===
6) A psychologist’s science-based tips for emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis
https://www.thehour.com/lifestyle/article/A-psychologist-s-science-based-tips-for-emotional-15135619.php
===
7) White House Takes New Line After Dire Report on Death Toll

===
8) A study awaiting peer review from scientists at Princeton, UCLA and the NIH indicated that the COVID-19 virus
could remain viable in the air “up to 3 hours post aerosolization,” while remaining alive on plastic and other surfaces for up to 3 days.

The test suggest that humans could be infected by the disease simply carried through the air or on a solid surface, even if direct contact with an infected person does not occur. That finding, if accepted, would come in stark contrast to previous media reports that suggested the virus was not easily transmittable outside of direct human contact.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/487110-tests-indicate-coronavirus-can-survive-in-the-air
[WRAP:chksum 7A15][WRAP:end] … end

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Tnx Mindy BK if anyone needs Mindy’s msg filled or any other files sent to NCS pse contact me following the net and we’ll fill 4 u BK Oh! very nice work all around great signals and great operations all around BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:23:18p 03:23:18z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

NCS <W6DLW Dennis in & out

W6DLW < K7KY TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out < NCS

any more? < NCS
First station 4 Comments is Gene W1EEP < NCS

K7KY DE W1EEP GOT THE MESSAGE 100% FIRST TIME SO THAT WAS GOOD THE BAND IS A LITTLE OFF BUT ABLE TO WORK IT THX TO YOU ALL WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF PEOPLE TO COME ABOARD GREAT JOB 73’S

FB Gene tu BK Next 4 Comments is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD

Exercise speed is just fine for me!

A lot has happened in the last week! My University is now closed and we will be completing the rest of the semester online. This is a real problem for Biology labs, but we will do the best we can. We are currently on Spring Break so the fun will start next week.

Stores are having trouble keeping up with demand and most canned items, paper goods and dry good are sold out. Fresh food is still available. At least my wife (KI7WEX) and I are set. We always have emergency food stores that should last for several weeks to months…

Hope everyone is well!!! Stay healthy and safe!

73s everyone!

KI7TPD

All good to hr, Fred tu BK Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

K7KY < K6ETA

Even with everything going on at present, the WDN has only one message tonight: Please participate in ORCA!

The ORCA Net has been rock solid for seven years now, resulting in over 50 (maybe over 100) stations capable of expertly passing traffic during this solar minimum.

This is not a push-button FT8 curiosity! It is a highly dynamic and capable pool of digital ops and relay stations!

We encourage all NBEMS, FLDigi and interested stations to participate in this excellent net. The WDN simply wouldn’t be here without it.

All the best, K6ETA and the WDN Team.

< K6ETA

FB Steve tu I registered both our nets with AMRRON today listed us on their net page under ‘Other nets of Interest’ BK Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < WA7HHE, Pandemic is really starting to hit home,Utah’s governor now ordering no inside restaurant dinning. Fear we may have a world wide recession. I’ll just concentrate replacing some fence posts to keep me busy at home.
Everyone stay safe < WA7HHE

RR might be a good time to fix our fences BK Tom WB7EUX ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

All ok here in the mountains. I only copied NCS and W7ZAP reliably tonight. Thanks for the exercise. 73 Tom
WB7EUX

RR Tom good to hv u Aboard BK Ken KR7KR ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

K7KY & W7ZAP < KR7KR

No COVID19 in our area yet
stores have been cleaned out of TP
Luckily I ordered some from Amazon before they were sold out too
Bottled water is still available
Hand sanitizer is scarce

Wash hands and avoid any unnecessary contacts
de KR7KR k

RR Ken that’s good news and advice too BK Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

ORCA Digital net de ke6sls
ARS ke6sls. Jaye in Eureka! California using 50 watts to the Delta Vee.

k7ky, s7 8db, 100%, P5, Flmsg 100%,
w7zap, s9 8db, FLamp 100%, FLmsg 100% Good links, Tnx Mindy!
KS6M, s3 9db, FLamp 100%
KI7TPD, s3 6db, 100% but FLmsg didn’t activate?
WA7HHE, s5, 10db, Flmsg 100%
WB7EUX, s3 5db, FLamp 100%
KR7KR, s3 6db, 100% kb
KG7FGT, s3 6db, 100% kb
KG7VVN, s7, 18db, FLamp 100%
KG7D, s6 11db, FLamp 100%
KI7LOQ, s2 4db, FLamp 100%– Shezaam! 100% of all FLamp traffic OTA 100%
W1EEP, s5 8db, 100% kb
K6ETA, s7 15db, 100% kb–Good comments Steve

Cool/cold, over cast alllll day today with a bit of rain. Snow on the hills too. Looking forward to a sunny tomorrow and lots of solar charging for my shack batteries.

We are hunkered down here for the next couple of weeks. Fingers crossed that more folks have taken serious steps to reduce their risk to themselves and others. Good willing, we will NOT loose any of our net members!

I assumed that the nets would be much busier yesterday, but instead the numbers were lower than usual. I have no idea why hams wouldn’t be more engaged with the emergency nets. Sort of boggles my mind.

This ham has little freezer capacity. Right now, I have plenty of food, but I may end up trying the delivery method some time next week. Really wish Costco had such a service, or at least an order/pick up service

Humboldt county has made some major changes to reduce risk. I am very pleased how well my community is pulling together to see a safe return to ‘normal living’.

Have felt poorly last 5 days but do not have fever. Perhaps suffering from stress. Stress also causes the bodies imune system to suffer At least I have rested better the last two nights.

Wow, lots of DX check-ins tonight! I heard some, but not all. Still wish I had more antenna!

Take note of my S/N tonight. Isn’t that amazing that low S-meter readings seem to have NO INFLUENCE on the S/N readings! I am VERY happy I converted my inverted vee to the delta vee

Hmmm, Need OS updates. Completed. Wonder if MS computers could do that during an ORCA net? Shrug. .

Stay healthy and well all, look for you on the WDN.

73
Jaye ke6sls

Thanks for the reception reports, Jaye always useful to radio Ops Stay safe & healthy BK Next 4 Comments is David KG7FGT < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA Net de kg7fgt, glad 2 have opportunity to learn digital modes, 73s kg7fgt

RR David good 2 hr u aboard BK John KS6M ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

NCS < KS6M
I have no comments this evening. Thanks for being here, everyone! < KS6M

RR Tnx, John BK Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

NCS < KG7VVN Things r a little ugly here re COVID19 as far as behavior. Had local store (Enterprise) raided by St George (60 miles away) individuals on Fri n Sat, no regard 4 customer limits, takn groceries out of other’s cart, blocking drive ways etc… VERY sad 2 C. Sorry I missed the fill request, eyes off RX pane 4 a minute Stay Safe 73 < KG7VVN

Wow, Bruno very sorry to hr abt this already BK Greg KG7D is next 4 Comments < K7KY

KI7TPD Fred 100% FLAMP copy, 3 to 8dB
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT – 100% FLAMP copy 3 to 4dB
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR – Light on waterfall, 43% FLAMP copy @ -9dB
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT – 100% FLAMP copy 9dB
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA – 100% FLAMP copy but light on WF -3 to 0dB
KG7FGT David Welches,OR – Light copy -8dB
KS6M John Oakland,CA Light copy 71% FLAMP -2 to -6dB
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT – 100% FLAMP copy 5dB
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID – VERY light on WF, 0% Flamp copy, although I could see bits and your call in the recive window. -4 to -10dB

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS – Flamp 100% first round @12dB, Traffic reply 100% @ 9dB
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS – Good signal 9db

Suprisingly, I had a good copy on most stations. Its very often that I hear the majority of stations.
Thank you all for another interesting and infromative net. Stay safe, stay healthy.
de KG7D k

FB Greg tnx for the excellent reception report. Not every station hears all the others BK Aaron KI7LOQ ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

NCS < KI7LOQ
Another great evening to practice with a great group of people. I’d love to have all of your macros and know how to use them. I’ve been busy at the Idaho OEM, which is activated. I’m building the daily Sitrep and a list of closed school districts. I’ll be running the radio room by myself tomorrow and checking in to the SHARES nets without our regular volunteers. Lots of moving pieces.
Stay healthy everyone. 73

de KI7LOQ k

Aaron good on ur 4 manning the station & making sitreps I’m using my macros like a piano keyboard tonite (-; BK Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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:mg:1377 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:

Sorry no individual signal reports tonite. Surprisingly all stns averaged (S9) tonite during ck-in. Good copy on all. ORCA welcomes Chris K0PHP in Colombia,MO. Appreciate the feedback re:FLAMP exercise. Jaye… we get some groceries delivered from Costco. Look online. Ur s/n is 3dB to 6dB… looking good

I’m disturbed to see confusing & mixed msgs in the media re:COVID-19. This is a time to do your own research. Look to the countries hardest hit and learn from their experience, so that we may lessen ours. The sense that “it’s not in my community” may be because there has been so little testing. Consider also the actions of China; quarantining large cities, then the nation. Wreaking financial havoc upon itself by shutting down all mfg & trade. This is not the flu. Neighboring countries closing borders, followed by other nations. The flow of the virus to Iran and Italy. There has never been an event like this before. I find it prudent to acquire information from many sources to make rational, informed decisions. This is a time for critical thinking & actions, so you won’t be part of the panic that may follow. My hope is that we’re overly cautious about this and we’re all back to our normal routines very soon.

Good to see all stns on the WF tonite.
Wishing us all good health!!

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
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right on, Mindy TU BK are there any followup comments or questions from the Active stations? < K7KY

B4 we call for Monitoring stations, I’d like to call on Bruce KX7VX in WA for comments

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY W7ZAP and ORCA de KB7VX
In Washington, All libraries are now closed. All schools are closed. Governor has ordered no public gatherings greater that 50 persons and no gatherings of less than 50 persons if they cannot keep a 2 meter separation. No church services for me this week and probably for months to come.

Wife is still ill but seems to be getting stronger but with a persistent cough. Son is a trucker, was sent home due to fever two days ago, has sore throat, coughing, sneezing, malaise. He reports loads are dropping in his company. Some drivers being sent home, even if well. I still have no symptoms.

W7EUX 100 % FLAMP S9+10 DB Tom said he was comfortable with the pace of the exercise, but he made one error, creating a .p2s file instead of a .213 file as was instructed.
KE6SLS 100 % FLAMP S9+ 5 db —
KS6M 100% FLAMP S9+10db
KG7VVN 100% FLAMP s9+10db
KG7D 100% FLAMP S9+ 10db
KI7LOQ 100% FLAMP S9+ 5db Yes, I agree, IF there are a lot of ops ahead of me, I can do the FLMSG in time before it is time to REPORT. It takes me at least 5 minutes to create the FLMSG correctly. If I am waiting to give a report, I sometimes miss as I am engaged in creating the document.

It seems to me that experienced ops find the pace good or okay, whereas newer ops find it too fast.

Saludos de Chehalis where we have had two sunny days in a row, preceded by 2 inches of snow.

73’s de KB7VX

RR Bruce tu good 2 hr ur still feeling well our best wishes for your wife & son we won’t worry abt Tom WB7EUX making an error in files selection he’s really hit the ground running overall… tnx for the comments BK
we’ll open comments to monitoring stations now please check the roster and try to space yourselves acording tot the roster so we don’t double too much and of course, pre-tone first tu < NCS

Any comments from stations in Dist 5? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1480>>
signal from KG7VVN into Missouri. Thanks for the test of the software, FLAMP copied 50% of Beryls’ file. W1AW competing with ur sigs here. de K0PHP k
de K0PHP k

RR Chris tu and welcome to ORCA BK any other Ops in dist 5 or 0 ? < NCS

K7KY de KG5DGI – VERY POOR PROPAGATION TONIGHT. ONE MSG. 0%; ONE MSG 100%; ONE MSG 88%. iMAGE #1 NOT SO PRETTY TONIGHT. 73’S <RX>
de KG5DGI k

RR Ed ur very strong hr S9 & 6db tnx for comments any others in 5 ,0, & 7 dist? < NCS

NCS de AE7LM
This net is a great learning experience. I have good copy on most everyone, but have trouble getting out to the west coast even with 100 watts, since my QTH is in a narrow deep valley. Spending my time fussing with my antenna. The virus has hit my family, with a daughter seriously ill in Salt Lake City.aPD d1lM

AE7LM < K7KY David tnx for your comment on the net we appreciate your particpation… I’ve very sorry to hr abt yuor daughter we wish her the very best BK

any more in those dists? BK Steve W7WSV go < NCS

NCS de W7WSV
K7KY S7, 2 dB
Exercise: MFSb lebe . t Â}0%
Traffic: KI7TPD S8, 4 dB 100%
WA7HHE S8, 10 dB 100%
WB7EUX S5, -14 dB 0%
KR7KR S7, 10 dB
KE6SLS S4, -13 dB 0%
KG7½m o S4, 0%
KS6M S4, 0%
KG7VVN S8, 7 dB 100%
ánŽS6, -3 db 91%
KI7LOQ S4, -9 db 0%
W7ZAP S6, -7 dB 95%
Generally poor copy here tonight, except for the Wi·z etgZ1hhere’s a second reason for Seniors to ‘stay home’ besides the virus. If you need anything, many store tlbe are staying stripped clean by hoarders-daily. There’s no point in going out to see that.
73 sn’ nnCcCetnqt

FB Steve good reception report tu not good to hr abt hoarders we’re all in this together, but some don’t realize that and may never BK any comments from stations in dists 6, 7 ?? < NCS

Comments and late ck-ins from anywhere, come now < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-18T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1492>>
KY de K0PHP Big signal from KG7VVN into Missouri. Thanks for the test of the software, FLAMP copied 50% of Beryls’ file. W1AW competing with ur sigs here.
de K0PHP k

Tnx Chris BK any more? < K7KY
Thanks so much for your patience and attention tonite we really did a lot in 1.5hr tu BK

21:01:31p 04:01:31z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

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:mg:1030 ORCA DIGITAL NET 17/Mar/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 32
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT 1QTC
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KG7FGT David Welches,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KF5SMH Al Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
AG7GK Aaron Mesa,AZ in&out
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out relay: KR7KR
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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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
OLIVIA 8/500

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
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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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Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
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Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
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