18/AUG/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/AUG/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 27
Stations:
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
__KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
__KG7SXQ Lynden St. George,UT QNX
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
__K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__WB8HRO Tim Okemos,MI QNX VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR (QNX @ 19:52)
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
__W7DBE Doug Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR Relay : KE6SLS
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
K6ETA Steve Petaluma, CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only

Tonight was unusual and a breath of fresh air. The band was much better than expected. Rick K0KEX was able to work the entire net from MO; that hasn’t happened in a long time. We also heard from Tim WB8HRO in MI. The band was long, but near-by stations also did well.

The FLAMP Exercise CONFIRMED all seven stations in two passes of THOR-100 & THOR-50×1. We didn’t need MFSK-32. It’s a good sign the next Solar Cycle may be creeping up. Veteran ORCA Ops will remember when we needed few FILLS to complete the FLAMP Exercise. Working through increasingly difficult band condx has helped us develop solid digital traffic-handling skills. We’ve learned a lot about selecting the best mode for band condx. We’ve confirmed the robust dependability of MFSK. Some digital nets are finally replacing PSK-31/Olivia with MFSK-32 as net-mode.

Better band condx and follow-up to the SATERN Nationwide Digital Exercise generated a large Roster tonight; 27 ck-ins. We’re pleased with the interest this Exercise developed. We’ll definitely do an ORCA/WDN version. While we plan and organize the next Exercise, you can begin considering the necessary Relay stations.  In particular, we need digital relay Ops in mid-USA and we should concentrate our initial focus there. We already have four ORCA Ops in KS & MO. They’ve stuck with us through the worst of Solar Minimum. Mid-USA is the logical place for reliable Coast2Coast Relays. I don’t want to put pressure on them to participate, but they’re the Ops we know and a good beginning point. They likely have digital colleagues of their own who may also be interested.

One way to explore the mid-USA possibilities is to specifically look for these stations during ORCA/WDN Ck-In. We may learn more about their relay capabilities and increase their access to ORCA/WDN.

Welcome back to: Lynden KG7SXQ in St George,UT, Keith WA0TJT in Kansas City,MO, and Chris K0PHP in Columbus,MO. Band condx have made ORCA a difficult connect this year.

Images from the net:

RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KI7TPD Cedar City, UT
RX #2: KI7TPD Cedar City, UT
RX #1: K0KEX Smithville, MO
RX #2: K0KEX Sithville, MO
RX #1: WA0TJT Kansas City, MO
RX #2: WA0TJT Kansas City, MO
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: K0PHP Columbus, MO
RX #1: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA

Remember Western Digital Net on Thursday evening, 0230z/1930p, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA/NCS. Thanks for working with us again this evening. If you’ve been with us for seven years or seven days, you’re on our team. We appreciate your support and participation. New ORCA Ops are learning from your participation. Even the newest member, making a simple error, may help other new Ops learn to avoid that mistake. Along with NBEMS training and practice, we’re learning Amateur digital net conventions and protocols. We’re also learning to type into a hot TX buffer, and work within the PC file system to locate, recall, edit, save, and forward messages. The SATERN Nationwide Digital Exercise has spotlighted the importance of these skills.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

KD7CL QRX

DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T01:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
< WA7HHE testing

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KD7CL QRX

KD7CL < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
GE Craig… u need to change QRX to QNX :-)
Good to cu
BK
I also have W1EEP and WA7HHE

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Last stn agn… no print < W7ZAP

KI7TPD*

KI7TPD* < W7ZAP RR Fred
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T01:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KD7CL QNX

KD7CL < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
Perfect Craig – Tnx!
BK
Next for ck-in? < NCS

w7zap de ka7erv
Rob Centerville ID
pse ck me in and out
de ka7erv

KA7ERV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
Good to CU Rob
BK
Next?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KG7VEJ

KG7VEJ < W7ZAP Hi Jack I didnt copy if u are active or in&out (QNX)? BTU

KG7VEJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
Jack I still didn’t copy if u are active so I listed u in&out
Tnx 4 ck-in
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KG7VEJ RR

Copied u that time Jack 73
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
Oh… Keith are u planning to be active?? BTU < W7ZAP

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Keith how copy… u active or QNX? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
kg7sxq kg7sxq lynden early check in in&out
de kg7sxq k

KG7SXQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7SXQ Lynden St. George,UT QNX
Good to CU Lynden & good signal
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
KG7SXQ Lynden St. George,UT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KG5DGI KG5DGI QNX
QNX

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX

BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

K0PHP K0PHP QNX

K0PHP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
Good signal tonight Chris
Bk
Anyone else 4 early ORCA ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Looks like the unsettled atmosphere is giving us good DX tonight
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
KG7SXQ Lynden St. George,UT QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

qnx de K7dv

K7DV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

LAst stn w/VidID again pse < NCS

WB8HRO < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI QNX VidID
Good to CU on the WF again Tim… a little better band than we’ve had for a while
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP QSL Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KS6M

W7ZAP < * KG7VVN

DE W7DBE, Doug
Reno NV, In and Out

KS6M < W7ZAP TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA

BK

KG7VVN* < W7ZAP RR Bruno
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT BK

W7DBE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7DBE Doug Reno,NV QNX

Pse standby < NCS

W7DBE, Doug, In and Out

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NCS de KE6SLS
TU KE6SLS K

W7DBE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7DBE Doug Reno,NV QNX
Doug we changed to q-codes… QNX is in&out :-)
Good to CU on the WF 73
BK

KE6SLS < W7ZAP QSL Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
w7zap k0kex Rick Smithville, Mo

K0KEX < W7ZAP TU Rick
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
Rick ur active?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
w7zap yes tu k0kex

That’s great and a strong S9 signal into OR tonight
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Keith I have u logged in (In& out) u active?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
wa0tjt keith kansas city, mo in&out

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX (In&Out)
Good to CU Keith
BK
Anyone else b4 we begin?? < W7ZAP

W5CLE, W5C

W5CLE < W7ZAP TU Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
BK
There was a double and Charles was the strongest! Other stn agn < W7ZAP

KK6RJR

de KJ7BHK,QNI

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Richard u active tonight? BHK standby < W7ZAP

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield QNX
Good to have u aboard as a monitor :-)
BK

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP QSL Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
KG7SXQ Lynden St. George,UT QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI QNX VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
W7DBE Doug Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2020-08-18 19:34:43p 02:34:43z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/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:
Have FLAMP open. 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 will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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 QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Last stn agn at 1500 on WF < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1508>>
Last stn agn pse @ 1500 TU < W7ZAP

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Jaye pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

KE6SLS Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1508>>
SOT W7SOT

NCS de ke6sls, okay, I heard w7sot, he was way high on freq.
hope he can find that pesky RIT or XIT! TU ke6sls k

W7SOT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX Relay : KE6SLS
TU Jaye and Scott I’m listing you QNX until u can TX on net freq
BK

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

W7SOT < W7ZAP Scott I hv u checked in (QNX)
Ur txing at wrong freq on WF… Tnx 4 ck-in
BK

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201908024443
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201908003242
<blankform>
:mg:816 ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/AUG/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
KG7SXQ Lynden St. George,UT QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
WB8HRO Tim Okemos,MI QNX VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
W7DBE Doug Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX Relay : KE6SLS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 43B3][WRAP:end] … end

/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP
exercise. If you complete

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex183.txt’, an FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP
exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in the
Traffic round with FLAMP.

The SATERN Nationwide Digital Exercise is history and you may have read Ken AD5XJ’s After
Action Review @: https://qso.com/satern/after_action.html Ken makes a number of important
observations and comments. Doug K7KY mis-read the instructions and added an element of his
own to the Exercise, creating the expectation out West that the West2East message would
be followed by an East2West message. As Ken points out, carefully parsing instructions is
crucial to implementing them correctly.

We also received input from Joe N0LSD, the Exercise target-station in Buffalo,NY. Joe
received eleven messages relayed according to instructions. Wow! That’s a lot more than
we anticipated. So, the AAR map reflects an early point in the Exercise. There was a lot
more activity than we previously thought. How did they know about dead-ends? Some Ops
coordinated relays on NetLogger. This route wouldn’t occur to most ORCA/WDN Ops; they
practice weekly w/o internet support. We’d like to run a similar exercise using only radio.

Joe sent two pages of observations and comments. They will be a big help in developing our
own NBEMS Coast2Coast Exercise. Here’s two of his comments:

“People continued to try to get messages through, at times coming back an hour or a day
or two later to try again. That demonstrates perseverance.

Participants that perhaps didn’t have as much experience in *sending* message traffic
and experienced problems were willing to spend the time and take direction from more
experienced operators in order to rectify the problem. In every instance where this was
the situation, we were able to successfully get the traffic past that station through
troubleshooting, in order to correct the problem. As I remember, most instances where
this occurred were software configuration issues.” Joe N0LSD

If you participated in the Exercise, we’d appreciate hearing about your experience during
Comments tonight. And/or your thoughts on running a similar Exercise from the West Coast.

Email the Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com for the Net Report. Thank you!

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

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Mindy tu BK WB7EUX < K7KY Tom u ready to work this exercise tonite? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX Tom hw cpy? < NCS

just went into the noise put me as inactive. tnx de wb7eux

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Tom tu we’ll resend the Roster following the FLAMP Exercise BK
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in THOR-100 (352wpm, 1800hz).
We’ll fill with THOR 50×1 (176wpm, 900hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630hz). Check your filters. WIDE mode ahead… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:53Z THOR 100 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 B614>{CC2A}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 760E>{CC2A}20200817182118:ex183.txt
<ID 16 282C>{CC2A}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F707>{CC2A}499 6 96
<DESC 12 03ED>{CC2A}ex#183
<FILE 30 760E>{CC2A}20200817182118:ex183.txt
<ID 16 282C>{CC2A}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F707>{CC2A}499 6 96
<DESC 12 03ED>{CC2A}ex#183
<DATA 104 D701>{CC2A:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC Text Editor, create t
<DATA 104 8566>{CC2A:2}he file, ‘URCALL_ex183.txt’. Copy this question to that file and enter your reply.

Re: SATERN
<DATA 104 8C4B>{CC2A:3} Nationwide Digital Exercise. Is passing traffic Coast2Coast using only NBEMS software and P2P r
<DATA 104 C1EE>{CC2A:4}elays an achievable and useful goal? In 1 sentence, WhyYes/WhyNo?

If you complete this OPTION
<DATA 104 5A2D>{CC2A:5}AL exercise, send the new file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QS
<DATA 27 55BE>{CC2A:6}T’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 5
<CNTL 10 9270>{CC2A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 327C>{CC2A:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:54Z THOR 100 @ 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 … W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 10 790A>{CC2A}5 6
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 12 72D0>{CC2A}1 3 6
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 5417>,a2A}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 8 03D3>{CC2A}1
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS did not receive the flamp did transfer ??? k0kex

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W5CLE

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
No copy
W5CLE BTU

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7BHK

de KJ7BHK, NO COPY, K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 B614>{CC2A}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 760E>{CC2A}20200817182118:ex183.txt
<ID 16 282C>{CC2A}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F707>{CC2A}499 6 96
<DESC 12 03ED>{CC2A}ex#183
<FILE 30 760E>{CC2A}20200817182118:ex183.txt
<ID 16 282C>{CC2A}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 F707>{CC2A}499 6 96
<DESC 12 03ED>{CC2A}ex#183
<DATA 104 D701>{CC2A:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC Text Editor, create t
<DATA 104 8566>{CC2A:2}he file, ‘URCALL_ex183.txt’. Copy this question to that file and enter your reply.

Re: SATERN
<DATA 104 8C4B>{CC2A:3} Nationwide Digital Exercise. Is passing traffic Coast2Coast using only NBEMS software and P2P r
<DATA 104 C1EE>{CC2A:4}elays an achievable and useful goal? In 1 sentence, WhyYes/WhyNo?

If you complete this OPTION
<DATA 104 5A2D>{CC2A:5}AL exercise, send the new file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QS
<DATA 27 55BE>{CC2A:6}T’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 5
<CNTL 10 9270>{CC2A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 327C>{CC2A:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T02:59Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 5417>{CC2A}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 5417>{CC2A}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 5417>{CC2A}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE k0kex
File : ex183.txt
<MISSbN 5417>{CC2Ae ONFIRMED
DE k0kex K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:01Z BPSK-125 @ 1500>>
W5CLE

DE W5CLE
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 5417>{CC2A}CONFIRMED
DE W5CLE K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7BHK

DE KJ7BHK
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 5417>{CC2A}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7BHK K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Wow! We completed the Exercise in only two passes we CONFIRMED K0KEX in MO easily tonite too (: btn < K7KY

Great exercise Doug & mode selection.
THOR100 (1 CONFIRM)
THOR 50×1 (6 CONFIRM)

BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:03:35p 03:03:35z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WB7TZD
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 5417>{CC2A}CONFIRMED
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
BK
KJ7BHK we missed ur report… pse TX ur report < W7ZAP

DE KJ7BHK
File : ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 5417>{CC2A}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7BHK K

Great & sri to miss u
BK

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
BK
Any other late ck-ins?? < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201908030711
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201908003242
<blankform>
:mg:862 ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/AUG/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 25
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
KG7SXQ Lynden St. George,UT QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
WB8HRO Tim Okemos,MI QNX VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX @ 19:52
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
W7DBE Doug Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX Relay : KE6SLS
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum F673][WRAP:end] … end

If ur not ck-ed in and ur not active pse don’t TX reports… it throws us off. We appreciate ur wanting to participate. TU
BK
We begin the TRAFFIC round with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE W1EEP BK

W7ZAP DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 E97F>{EAC1}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 48 CA9F>{EAC1}20200819030707:ex183 URCALL W1EEP NCS.txt
<ID 18 288D>{EAC1}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 14 A91E>{EAC1}196 4 64
<DATA 72 61CB>{EAC1:1}I’m not sure I think we will need our local efforts to make the
<DATA 72 0D8D>{EAC1:2}net work for each other in our area. YES IT CAN BE DONE COAST T
<DATA 72 C079>{EAC1:3}O COST NOT SURE WHY WE NEED IT OTHER THAN TO MAKE SURE WE CAN DO
<DATA 12 E6A6>{EAC1:4} IT.
<CNTL 10 DCB0>{EAC1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7CBC>{EAC1:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : ex183 URCALL W1EEP NCS.txt
<MISSING 15 6D00>{EAC1}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Booming S9 +20 signal Gene
BK

Over to Brad WA7HHE 4 Traffic < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Query_of_the_day.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20201908031217
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20201908005130
<plaintext>
:tt:11 Net Message
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 08/18/20
:tm:6 18:48L
:sb:19 Question of the Day
:mg:198 Why would you want a robot with a 30-inch tongue?

For folks in the North West to grab those incoming killer Whasps

https://www.govtech.com/question-of-the-day/Question-of-the-Day-for-08172020.html
[WRAP:chksum 7E49][WRAP:end] … end

Hmmm… that sounds very strange Brad :-) And another great signal S9 +20!
BK

KS6M John ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 21 4490>{6C¤FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 2EFB>{6C7D}20200819025752:KS6M_ex183.txt
<ID 26 382B>{6C7D}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 AF5F>{6C7D}277 5 64
<DATA 72 AF9F>{6C7D:1}Re: SATERN Nationwide Digital Exercise. Is passing traffic Coast
<DATA 72 D2AF>{6C7D:2}2Coast using only NBEMS software and P2P relays an achievable an
<DATA 72 B46D>{6C7D:3}d useful goal? In 1 sentence, WhyYes/WhyNo?

Yes, its achievab
<DATA 72 ADBA>{6C7D:4}ility has been demonstrated, and it is useful as an exercise if
<DATA 29 60FE>{6C7D:5}for no other reason.
<CNTL 10 557F>{6C7D:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F573>{6C7D:EOT}

DE KS6M K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 217E>{6C7D}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ke6sls-158.p2s]<flmsg>2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:22
ke6sls 20201908031603
:hdr_ed:22
ke6sls 20201908023530
<plaintext>
:tt:15 General Message
:to:11 ORCA DN QST
:fm:6 KE6SLS
:dt:8 18/08/20
:tm:5 1935L
:sb:11 Life & Limb
:mg:305
COVID stats 18aug2020

Humboldt County 325/4 deaths
Del Norte County 108/1 death
Trinity County 8/0 deaths
Mendocino County 575/12 deaths
California 637327/11442 deaths

Red Salmon Complex Grows to More Than 15,000 Acres;
Containment Still at 35 Percent. This fire is North
east of Hoopa, California.

[WRAP:chksum 0A84][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx for the traffic Jaye… didn’t realize there had been a COVID death in Del Norte… hope the fire stays away.
BK

K0KEX Rick ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

K0KEX < W7ZAP How copy Rick? < W7ZAP nÿbo ojmO> vc/allent FeyhžOaj pt fet G $ fh.iD

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS had a problem with FLamp sorry de k0kex

No problem… I can come back around at the end of this round and see if u want to TX ur FLAMP file.
BK

W5CLE Charles ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

QRU DE W5CLE

FB Charles
BK

KJ7BHK Brian ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP DE KJ7BHK

<PROG 18 D0A1>{5E83}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 37 814A>{5E83}20200819031129:KJ7BHK_ex183.txt
<ID 26 AB38>{5E83}KJ7BHK Vancouver WA
<SIZE 14 CD90>{5E83}176 3 64
<DATA 72 8775>{5E83:1}
Is passing traffic Coast2Coast using only NBEMS software and P
<DATA 72 1414>{5E83:2}2P relays an achievable and useful goal? I THINK IT REPRESENTS H
<DATA 56 3E24>{5E83:3}AM BASICS AND IT’S FUN TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO

<CNTL 10 081E>{5E83:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A812>{5E83:EOT}

DE KJ7BHK K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KJ7BHK_ex183.txt
<MISSING 15 45D0>{5E83}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

I think so too Brian.. Tnx!
BK
K0KEX < W7ZAP Rick u want to give it another try? Over to u for traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

k0kex_ex183.txt
SATERN Nationwide Digital Exercise. Is passing traffic Coast2Coast using only NBEMS software and P2P relays an achievable and useful goal.

YES The use of relays along with the Net Logger for skeds times worked for me during the west to East event.

FLamp shut down and restrat failed to transmit…

NCS de k0kex

Tnx for ur input on the exercise (Coast2coast).
Looking forward to the next one!
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:24:12p 03:24:12z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

NCS <W7SOT, I think I am back, reboot of the computer, and total reset of the radio – think it is wokring now.

W7SOT < W7ZAP TU Scott
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
Well done Scott… we’ll come back to u for comments… u follow Brian KJ7BHK
BK
Any other ck-ins?? < W7ZAP

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP Gene how copy? ur up 4 comments. < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP IT IS NICE TO BE ABLE TO PLAY A LITTLE ON THE BAND CAN ONLY GET BETTER WITH THE SUN GOING DOWN EARLIER. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST THX FOR ALL THE EFFORT YOU PUT IN TO HELP US GET BETTER 73’S TO ALL

Great to have such good RX on all stns tonight. And thanks for always being there and working w/us Gene!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, Band pretty darn good starting out tonight, our ECOMM Group had fun doing the Southern Utah Fire Road Mountain Bike race this last weekend. Lots of folks enjoying nature therapy out in the mountains. Wish all the best of 73’s Brad WA7HHE

I don’t remember seeing ur signal at +30 in a very long time. Tnx for being there Brad!
BK

Over to Fred KI7TPD 4 Comments < W7ZAP

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD
Conditions seem to be getting a little better. The sun has had spots for most of the past couple of weeks so fingers crossed on better HF propagation!
Had a busy weekend with the fire road race!
School starts in a couple of weeks. We are all a bit nervous about keeping our students, staff and faculty safe!
Good to be on the net tonight!
73s everyone!
KI7TPD

I don’t envy ur task at schoool… very odd new normal we have. Good luck! And stay safe :-)
BK
Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

NCS and the net < I’ve been off the grid as much as possible since Friday to help prevent or reduce rotating power shutoffs. Right now, laptop running on one battery and rig on another, just to diversify! All is well. Stay safe and healthy. < KS6M

I forget about the power outages.. thnx 4 ur report John , a good reminder. Stay safe!
BK
KG7VVN Bruno ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS < KG7VVN Mindy/Doug n ORCA Ops Had a great time at Jenny Lake Grand Teton NP, Helped Brad ( WA7HHE) w/ Fire Road Race ecomm this WE at Kolob Reservoir, had dipole down 4 a week/ R&R ropes yesterday G2G, spent today on Blowhard Mtn to R&R 3 repeater antennas (abt 5 hrs on tower, pretty beat), planning on returnin to Grand Teton next week 4 backcountry backpacking.

Stay Healthy , Stay Sane! :-) 73 < KG7VVN

Ur a busy man…. have a great time and stay safe!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

Greetings ORCA DN!
ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! California, using 50 watt on the Muttanna

**
w7zap, 14db, 100%, P5, FLmsg 100%,
k7ky, 12db,
WB7EUX, -4db, 100%,
W1EEP, 2db, 100%, FLamp 100%
WA7HHE, -2db, 100%, heehee, FLmsg 100%
KS6M, 3db, 100%
K0KEX, -3db, 100%,
W5CLE, -1, 100%,
KJ7BHK, 3db, 100% acitive & QNX Cool :)
KG7VVN, 5db, 100%
** no S-meter values given as this op using ATT & 3/4 RF gain, which minimizes the static crashes and noise, and yielding better signals. No reports for QNX stations.

Stations need to pay attention to NCS’s direction: Use FLamp REPORT button to send reports to NCS.

Another beautiful day here today. Marine layer again helped curb too much heat. High today of 77F, low 56F, currently 67F and very comfortable.

Plans are nearing for our repeater upgrade. All parts are now ready for City to install the base and we can move the machine.

Plans also coming together for my antenna upgrades. Can hardly wait to get a better antenna up for 75/80M!

Talking w/w6koz and he mentioned saving frequencies for local repeaters & simplex frequencies. They are saved in CVS format, and just so happens to work VERY WELL with FLdigi! The program is called CHIRP, which programs newer radios with computer.

THOR100 takes a LOT of BW, we were right on the edge of W1AW CW practice :)

Is passing traffic Coast2Coast using only NBEMS software and P2P relays an achievable and useful goal? In 1 sentence, WhyYes/WhyNo? Yes,this is one more tool we can use to help our fellow citizens.

KJ6UPE has been spewing profanities over our linked repeater system for the last hour. Was hard to participate and also hear that. I recorded much of it to forward off to the FCC, AGAIN :(

Great net tonight, despite the local QRM. TU all, be safe, and keep up the good work.

Again, love seeing those signal reports.

My signal report isn’t complete due to the “QRM” on our system and having to get my recorder up and running.. Sri

73

Jaye ke6sls, in Eureka! California, near lake Myrtle

Quite the report Jaye… TU. UPE used to be an ORCA member until he got on his soap box. Sri to hear he’s at it again. Stay safe and lookinf forward to ur new antenna. UR signal tonight is +50! at times :-)
BK
Next 4 Comments is Rick K0KEX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
<NCS W7ZAP Good evening to all Nice signals from most stations.
I am looking into FLamp random shut down. Happens with out FLdigi shut down.
It is a problem.

Thank you for the invitation to Coast2Coast ops, learned a number of things during to event.

Ant tonight 80 m Loop seems to be best, noise an QSB low.
Staying aware and safe here.
73 to all and thank you
k0kex

Great signal tonight Rick +15. Was great that u could work the SATERN exercise. Was important to find midwest stns like u out there. Really made a big difference. Glad u could join us tonight.
BK

Over to Charles W5CLE 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Thanks for the fun. So glad to hear more participated in Coast 2 Coast SATERN exercise DE W5CLE

Good to have u on board Charles… ur +15 into Brookings tonight.
BK
KJ7BHK Brian ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

de KJ7BHK, QRU, K

RR & FB Brian
BK
Next 4 Comments is Scott W7SOT < NCS

Good evening everyone, although I missed a good portion of net tonight – ended having to toally reset the radio, and restart the PC – everything seems to be working good now – just hope they stay this way for a while. anyway, hope to see you all back on the waterfall next week.
< W7SOT

Glad u were able to resolve the problem Scott. Rebooting almost always resolves issues like that.
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < K7KY
I also want to say Thank You to our long-time members for their on-going support. Newer stations may not realize how important these veteran ORCA Ops are to the net.

They ARE the net. W/o them there would not be a weekly working model of digital networking protocols and conventions. We appreciate every station that works the net.

This is the first net in a long time that Rick K0KEX has been able to work the whole net from MO. Band condx are improving!

BTN < K7KY

Great comments Doug… Thanks!
BK

Any further comments or ?? from active stns?? < W7ZAP

Over to u KE6SLS < W7ZAP

TU Mindy. In keeping with the spirit of our “up coming COAST2COAST” ex. Could we start a log of stations in the midwest? would be kind of cool if we just had the call signs available on the ORCA web so we could possibly contact them when the EX begins and help our messages FLOW :) Just a thought, also want to thank all the UTAH stations, you are east of me and I’ll look for you when the time comes.

TU Mindy/Doug. 73
ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS < K7KY Yes Jaye good suggestion we plan to leave a week or so b4 the Exercise to give us all time to make some arrangements with mid-USA stations etc so we’ll have some idea what we’re doing this time… eventually, we can develop a known path or two E2W & W2E btn < K7KY

Thanks Jaye and Doug. Looks like we have a good interest in the next exercise. I’m excited about it.
BK
Over to K7KY < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-19T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
About the upcoming W2E exercise, I contacted an old friend digital Op Gary K7EK who is now in KY and interested in working with u on the next exercise… also, Joe N0LSD may participate with us as he did for SATERN we’ll see btn < K7KY

Will be fun… thnx Doug
BK
Any more comments from active stns?? < NCS

Any comments from monitoring stns in District 0?

Comments from District 8 W7ZAP <WB8HRO Tim MI Q”iMc³ddDVtnrvTlo sed2 8i YelM id‹h« ¨oia1gêy 7,^e§s]ti

WB8HRO < W7ZAP Glad u were able to ck in and catch the net Tim. I only copied aboit 50% of ur last. Hope the band continues to pick up. Great to CU on the WF again :-)
BK
Any comments from district 5? < W7ZAP

ORCA NET de KG5DGI. Much better, after the opening image didn’t arrive! 4 wraps 100 % & 2 messages 100%. No lack of piddle, but minor. 73’s
de KG5DGI k

KG5DGI < W7ZAP I think it was much better 4 everyone. Good to CU Ed & tnx for ur comments
BK
Comments from district 6? < W7ZAP

ORCA net … Unfortunately we have our local 2m SATERN net at 20:00 that prohibits my ORCA participation. Very informative however and appreciate being able to monitor. de KK6RJR K

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Glad u can work us in there Richard.
BK
Anyone else in 6-land w/comments? < W7ZAP

K6ETA < W7ZAP Good to cu Stev.e.. over 2 u 4 comments < W7ZAP

< K6ETA Thanks Mindy and just saying howdy as I was running late tonight! All the best < K6ETA

Good to CU Steve… and we’ll cu on Thursday 4 WDN :-)
BK
Any comments from monitoring stns in region 7?? < W7ZAP

W7WSV < W7ZAP Over to u Steve

t=eiÁet ZaËkt¼ ihOtahrE i ´ au 7e6 noise w/ bursts to S9+10.
NCS S6-7, -6 to 1 dB.
Exercise:
THOR100 S7, -8 dB, 0%
THOR50 S7, -5 dB, 71%
MFSK32 N/A
Tra2aW1EEP S9, 2 dB 100%
WA7HHE W c´.v03e ttE6SLS S7, -2 dB 100%
KJ7eyhôtd6, -8 dB 0% Flamp, 20% print out in Fldigi
K0KEX S8, 2 dB did not use Flamp, 100% KBD
Looking forward to next exercise…had a couple of SATERN stations lined up that worked in previous exercise that will hopefully
work in the next one also.
73 W7WSV

Good report Steve. I copied 80% and will relay for those who might not copy u

Relay:
noise w/ bursts to S9+10.
NCS S6-7, -6 to 1 dB.
Exercise:
THOR100 S7, -8 dB, 0%
THOR50 S7, -5 dB, 71%
MFSK32 N/A
Tra2aW1EEP S9, 2 dB 100%
WA7HHE W c´.v03e ttE6SLS S7, -2 dB 100%
KJ7eyhôtd6, -8 dB 0% Flamp, 20% print out in Fldigi
K0KEX S8, 2 dB did not use Flamp, 100% KBD
Looking forward to next exercise…had a couple of SATERN stations lined up that worked in previous exercise that will hopefully work in the next one also.
73 W7WSV
BK

W7WSV < W7ZAp Steve any stns u could line up 4 the next exercise would be wonderful! Tnx
BK
Any other comments from 7-land? < W7ZAP

Any comment sfrom anyone anywhere? < W7ZAP
T
hat’s a wrap!! Thanks that was fun!
BK

2103L – 0403Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

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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
60M - CH 1

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
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