18/FEB/20 Report

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

Check-ins: 27
Stations:
_KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
_W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
_N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
_AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out
_WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
_W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
_W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
KA7FOO* Doug Parker,AZ
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
_WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
_KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out relay: KR7KR
_W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
_W7JSN Jason Union,OR in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
_KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA sessions are getting larger these days and we’re taking Early Ck-Ins even earlier. Thanks for making ck-in orderly. Giving us time to reply to the previous station is a big help. We’re copying and pasting data between two programs to build the Roster. Although I completed the Roster correctly, I forgot to send it before beginning the FLAMP Exercise. Mindy W7ZAP noticed in time to hold the Exercise and send the Roster.

We’re working more mid-USA stations these days in spite of Solar Minimum. Wonky as it is, the band has been favoring distant stations lately, while not totally dropping those near NCS. In the depths of Solar Minimum, it’s still not too tough for digital operations. Overall, signals from all quarters were good tonight. Dave WB0KGN in MN and Carlos W9FE in IL had solid signals in SW/OR. Have you noticed the pattern on the website map? We’ve never worked a station in MT or WY. Maybe a peculiarity of our antennas and low radio-Op density.

Increasing participation from central-USA is exciting.  There’s been some interest in KS/MO to organize a digital HF net. Now that Steve K6ETA has launched Western Digital Net, it will be much easier for new  digital nets to stand-up. New HF digital nets can organize quickly using ORCA and WDN conventions and protocols. Another plus for starting a mid-USA net is the large pool of experienced digital Ops at ORCA and WDN. Many of them can work mid-USA easily. They will make starting a new digital net much easier; they already know Directed net protocols and digital netiquette.

After a big Macro rap in Announcements, I went a bit astray during Traffic and Comments. We use two macro files every net, that’s 96 buttons. Although we don’t use every button every net, we switch back and forth between two sets throughout the net.  When I change macro content or location, it always takes a few sessions to revise my mental map and I can lose track of a relocated button or revised content.

We’ve been experimenting with two slow, but very robust modes. THOR Micro and DomEX Micro. THOR Micro includes FEC and can 100% decode signals below -18db. The effective Thor Micro signal strength is 11 times that of of the equivalent Olivia 8/250 signal. DomEX Micro lacks FEC, but decodes 100% of signals down to -15db. This mode is noticeably faster than THOR Micro and would be the best first choice if you had to use these modes. Both modes are designed for low-pwr and low HF frequencies. More details are available in the FLDIGI Manual 4.1.0.

Our first experiments found the RSID not working for these modes, but the problem was stale software. RSID works correctly in the current fldigi v4.1.09 and maybe in some previous versions. We didn’t try any older versions. These low-power high-performance modes may save the day when even Olivia doesn’t cut it.

Test images copied during the net:

RX #1: KI7TPD Cedar City,UT
RX #2: KI7TPD Cedar City,UT
RX #1: KS6M Oakland,CA RX #2: KS6M Oakland,CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley,UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley,UT
RX #1: KB7VX Chehalis,WA
RX #2: KB7VX Chehalis,WA
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl,UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl,UT
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa,AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa,AZ
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec,NM
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec,NM
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka,CA

Thanks for working with us tonight. We appreciate your support. Don’t forget the Western Digital Net on Thursday evening, 3.581+1500, 1930p/0330z, Steve K6ETA NCS.       73 Doug K7KY

— Net Log —

Anyone recognize this wide mode running in the background? sounds like running water < K7KY

de n7snd n7snd

Looks like water too! < wa7hhe

K7KY de KB7VX
My RSID said Cystia 4/250

KB7VX < K7KY Bruce u mean contestia? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Fldigi switched to one of the MT63 modes earlier de w7lux ar

W7LUX < K7KY RR Joe tu I was trying as many mode as I could think of, w/o success…. I’m happy it’s gone will u be in&out tonite? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
yes in&out Doug de w7lux ar

RR < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KD7CLCraigRiverton In & Out

I hv the following stations from the rx buffer :
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Port Townsend,WA
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
< K7KY

KI7TPD

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

de n7snd checking in.

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
AK0SK, AK0SK, Sila, Kansas City, MO in & out

N7SND < K7KY TU Larry
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT < NCS

AK0SK < K7KY RR Sila
AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out < NCS

WB7EUX In&Out

WB7EUX < K7KY RR Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out < NCS

K7KY de KI7TPD I have a SpaceWeather Report for tonights Traffic Round! I will not be able to join the WDN this week (EComm/CERT meeting).

RR Fred tu < K7KY

KR7KR
can be active or inactive as needed.
de KR7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY TU Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
Tnx Ken so far, so good < K7KY

de W7WSV RELAY: AC0SK in/out de W7WSV K

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
tnx Steve I hv Sila already logged < NCS

KS6M

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Port Townsend,WA
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 TFC
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

NCS < W6DLW

W6DLW < K7KY TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < NCS

K7KY de KB7VX
QTH tonight is Chehalis, WA
K7KY de KB7VX

Charles, Vancouver, WA, 25 watts, Request check in and out. BTUx

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W0JSH W0JSH Platte City, Mo. in&out

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

W0JSH < K7KY RR John
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out < NCS

KB7VX < K7KY RR QTH < K7KY

KR7KR < K7KY Ken, I accept ur offer u hv an * tu

KR7KR* < K7KY TU Ken
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

GE ORCA Netecng in Yuma, AZ.*
de KA7FOO*
de KA7FOO
KA7FOO

KA7FOO* < K7KY TU Doug
KA7FOO* Doug Parker,AZ < NCS

k7ky de n7snd checking in and out.

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

KA7FOO is in Yuma. AZ tonight.
de KA7FOO
KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY RR tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
KA7FOO* Doug Parker,AZ
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

K7KY < K6QOG Bill <K6QOG

K6QOG < K7KY TU Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
wb0kgn dave in LeSueur, Mn in/out

WB0KGN < K7KY GE Dave
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In
GE Dave welcome back (-: < NCS

WB0KGN < K7KY RR Dave
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out < NCS

I could use a relay on the MO station < K7KY

MO station agn pse < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
MO stn agn pse < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
KA7FOO* Doug Parker,AZ
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

relay de KR7KR
KB0EMB, Larry, Independence MO, tt out k
de KR7KR k

KB0EMB < K7KY RR Larry
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY de W9FE CHK IN&OUT kn

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

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
ORCA de W7JSN W7JSN

W7JSN < K7KY Jason active or in&out? < K7KY

W7JSN < K7KY TU Jason
W7JSN Jason Union,OR < NCS

K7KY < WA7HHE also one QTC

K6ETA* < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID < NCS
WA7HHE < K7KY rr tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

W7JSN < K7KY Jason hw cpy? u active or in&out? < NCS

W7JSN < K7KY RR Jason
W7JSN Jason Union,OR in&out < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
KA7FOO* Doug Parker,AZ
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out relay: KR7KR
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
W7JSN Jason Union,OR in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

19:29:18p 03:29:18z

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

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 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)

FLDIGI 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

KB7VX < K7KY Bruce pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < NCS

KB7VX Relaying Ck-In 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET
Not copying NCS? Check in here …KB7VX

K7KY de KB7VX
NIL

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS 18/Feb/2020

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex157.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/
FLAMP exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that
file to NCS in the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

MACROS: Digital Operators friend or folly? Macros are powerful tools for
digital Operators. They can seamlessly replace repetitive typing with a single
mouse click. They also showcase the depth of our digital operating skills. Used
to enhance communications, they’re usually unnoticeable to the receiver. Used as
virtue-signals, they waste time, bandwidth, and patience. Operators new to macros
are often charmed by the power of macro TAGS and can’t resist including TAGS with
extraneous information. We’re preparing to handle digital traffic in emergencies.
Brief and concise text is fundamental. Keep this in mind while building macros. Is
the Maidenhead TAG germane here, or am I sending unrequested/unneeded
information and wasting time and bandwidth?

A few QSOs at a PSK-31 watering hole will make this abundantly clear. Many digital
Ops today QSO mainly by macro. Most simply revise and expand fldigi’s default macros.
QSOs are filled with information about the Ops version of all software, OS version,
etc. Information few care to learn, but would ask if they did. Lengthy QSO macros
are inappropriate for busy digital nets. For digital nets, macros should be designed
to send only what’s needed, briefly and concisely. Time is of the essence during
ORCA sessions and even more so when working emergency traffic.

Here’s a strategy for digital net macros. Make a different file (orca.mdf, wdn.mdf,
erc.mdf, qso.mdf) for each net. Then, make buttons on each set that call your other
sets. This enables you to switch macro sets instantly. Now, make the macros in each
file specific for the protocols and conventions of each net. Pay attention to what
NCS wants. Digital check-in protocols vary widely. ORCA & WDN want ck-in info on
one line. ID ERC wants a seven line Report. Parse the protocols and send NCS only
what they want. You’ll be a good example to those now learning digital networking.

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 over < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in THOR 100 (352wpm/1800hz).
We’ll

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
I’m going to send this back to K7KY for the roster! Over to K7KY < W7ZAP

Oh, yeah, the roster here comes:

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20201902034036
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:818 ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/Feb/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 25
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
KA7FOO* Doug Parker,AZ
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out relay: KR7KR
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
W7JSN Jason Union,OR in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum D9AC][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Now, things will make more sense over to Mindy W7ZAP agn < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in THOR 100 (352wpm/1800hz).
We’ll fill in DOMEX-44 (312wpm/1600hz) & MFSK32 (120wpm/630hz).
CHECK YOUR FILTERS… Wide signal ahead < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:43Z THOR 100 @ 1499>>
oslilo}elodhhqoheR`¡c oMluCcandzh ao.:tItemt/9hat
In FR r qnþ =ANA 88 2D3B>{3222:2} a Blank form file named, URCALL_ex157.b2s. Copy the following questions to
the
<DATA 88 A713>{3222:3}new file and enter your reply.

Have u used THOR Micro or DomEX Micro? If so,
<DATA 88 B573>{3222:4}might they be useful to ORCA or WDN?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise,
<DATA 88 C81F>{3222:5}send the file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QS
<DATA 27 686B>{3222:6}T’ to ‘K7KY’. 5
<CNTL 10 BBD8>{3222:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1BD4>{3222:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:44Z THOR 100 @ 1499>>

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… KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 14 3943>{3222}PREAMBLE
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 15 D07E>{3222}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 3943>{3222}PREAMBLE
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7WSV

DE W¤z sV
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 3943>{3222}PREAMBLE
DE W7

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE KS6M
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 15 D07E>{3222}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE W6DLW
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 15 D07E>{3222}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 14 3943>{3222}PREAMBLE
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M < W7ZAP John pse relay whole file in Dom EX 44 (use TxID) TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
‘o0 ae87>{3222}20200218223615:ex157.txt
<ID 17 93B7>{3222}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14DFE>{3222}419 6 80
<DATA 887E{3222:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP fGee-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create
<DATA 88 2D3B>{3222:2} a Blank form file named, URCALL_ex157.b2s. Copy the following questions to the
<DATA 88 A713>{3222:3}new file and enter your reply.

Have u oteinoi oIMicro or Dom4Jtor<DC aoight hey be eal ORCA WDN?

If u comp te qtis OnIOaL exercise,
TA 88 C81F>{3222:5}send the file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QS
<DATA 27 686B>{3222:6}F’ to ‘K7KY’. 5
<CNTL 10 BBD8>{3222:EOF}
<CNTL 10BD{3222:EOT}

DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:50Z DominoEX 44 @ 1499>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 14 3943>{3222}PREAMBLE
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 15 D07E>{3222}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
de KB7VX

no copy
FLamp crashed

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 3943>{3222}PREAMBLE
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 3943>{3222}PREAMBLE seUitnMe®0

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 14 3943>{3222}PREAMBLE
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A16E>{3222}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 F787>{3222}20200218223615:ex157.txt
<ID 17 93B7>{3222}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 0DFE>{3222}419 6 80
<FILE 30 F787>{3222}20200218223615:ex157.txt
<ID 17 93B7>{3222}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 0DFE>{3222}419 6 80
<DATA 88 2CE1>{3222:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create
<DATA 88 2D3B>{3222:2} a Blank form file named, URCALL_ex157.b2s. Copy the following questions to the
<DATA 88 A713>{3222:3}new file and enter your reply.

Have u used THOR Micro or DomEX Micro? If so,
<DATA 88 B573>{3222:4}might they be useful to ORCA or WDN?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise,
<DATA 88 C81F>{3222:5}send the file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QS
<DATA 27 686B>{3222:6}T’ to ‘K7KY’. 5
<CNTL 10 BBD8>{3222:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1BD4>{3222:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 15 D07E>{3222}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE KB7VX
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 15 D07E>{3222}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 15 D07E>{3222}CONFIRMED
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7WSV

DEe 7WSV
File cfpYx 1
rISSING 15 np oOwe e~boptteyódWSV K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7WSV agn pse

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE K6QOG
File : ex157.txt
<MISSING 15 D07E>{3222}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY < W7ZAP
Looks like THOR100 and DOME EX 44 were too fast for the condx tonite. MFSK 32 remains the workhorse! BTN < W7ZAP

Tnx Mindy that was an unusual exercise…. two thirds of the stations missed the preamble including me! MFSK-32 is a real dependable mode we may have to give

it up if the FCC moves us to a busyier portion of the band BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:59:19p 03:59:19z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

First up 4 Traffic Round is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

K7KY DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 04CC>{5254}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 CF8E>{5254}20200219035713:KG7VVN_ex157.b2s
<ID 29 CD38>{5254}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 FBCC>{5254}253 4 64
<DATA 72 2F69>{5254:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADDXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PwqSG5
<DATA 72 DF7B>{5254:2}nLZfVFpOy94QDe95EPxt4Qjrr2yZsgiI1ngLuU6+DTHgub5mQ2XnjiFdggMvaYN9
<DATA 72 6CE2>{5254:3}xAYsL8hXgpmEI1i2icgFfsPFLDKJhJdGmU1SghlmxkGBInK171NP9CkCWIfg/xkc
<DATA 69 4EA8>{5254:4}8FJH9RTxu3uzCvvk06okR2chNgasDeSz09nkm+qvBrHyZETAAA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 BD85>{5254:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1D89>{5254:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KG7VVN_ex157.b2s
<MISSING 15 9593>{5254}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T04:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn PD_safe_Query.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20201902040150
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20201802225352
<plaintext>
:tt:3 QST
:to:11 ORCA RADO’s
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 02/18/20
:tm:6 15:51L
:sb:31 Is your Police Department Safe?
:mg:641
Hackers Target Massachusetts Police Department Website

outhwick, Mass., Police Chief Kevin Bishop announced Thursday that the department’s official webpage, www.SouthwickPolice.com, has been taken out of commission due to

hackers infecting it with malware.

The page had been infected with redirect malware that automatically sends the user to another site.

In this case, people logging onto the Southwick police site for news and information or police activity and arrest logs would instead be sent to a webpage for an

online pharmacy.

https://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Hackers-Target-Massachusetts-Police-Department-Website.html

[WRAP:chksum 2EFF][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Should we be worried about orca site?

DE K7KY
File : KG7VVN_ex157.b2s
<MISSING 15 9593>{5254}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Oops! sri Brad a bit of confusion in spite of the excellent macros (-: BK Bruce KB7VX ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

NCS DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 ED5E>{CF0C}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 40 A2A6>{CF0C}20200219035806:KB7VX_ex157.txt.b2s
<ID 46 E7FB>{CF0C}KB7VX Chehalis, Washington State CN86lp
<SIZE 14 52FC>{CF0C}301 5 64
<DATA 72 0C9D>{CF0C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADzXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cwb+1fKBa5AFxR
<DATA 72 40F3>{CF0C:2}bmQ53WEZVgwDrygn/kaw6q78obo5KpGLFX18TIzYO4e+NMS38PNnj89IHKHGknwC
<DATA 72 5B34>{CF0C:3}lXZuyF3G9eyQRtrBPrBgWN/MsH2dfRzeLQ9uz1uu0y7uwx3/9b0NJEKgmb0mtwIz
<DATA 72 6A39>{CF0C:4}rbXYOLU70JCROR+/Y8poiqPAfaE5Tosek1MCuQOaqoTizKKPjvuTBlLlTEFaI0E0
<DATA 53 A9CF>{CF0C:5}nPtdrNfuNT7WMIcG7Ij+F6j1PiFFSN33gA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 8F92>{CF0C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2F9E>{CF0C:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KB7VX_ex157.txt.b2s
<MISSING 15 2EE9>{CF0C}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

NCS DE KI7TPD

<flmsg>2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:22
KI7TPD 20201902025833
:hdr_ed:22
KI7TPD 20201902024746
<blankform>
:mg:674 Space Weather Report (Based on data from SpaceWeather.com)

We are still experiencing a very low solar minimum. We do have a potential minor Geomagnetic Storm expected on Feb 18-19 due to a crack in the Earths magnetic field

Current Sunspot number: 0
Spotless total: 32 days (65%)

Solar Wind Speed: 392.7 km/sec, Density: 11.4 protons/cm^3
X-ray Solar Flares: 6-hr max: A8, 24-hr: A9
Planetary K-index: Kp=3 quiet, 24-max: Kp=4 unsettled

Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal: 8.4 nT
Bz: 8.2 nT north

NOAA Forecasts:
< 1% chance of Class M or Class X solar flares for the next 48 hours, 40% chance of Active, 20% minor, 5% severe Geomagnetic storms for the next 24 hours

DE KI7TPD K

Tnx Fred always useful info < NCS

Steve W7WSV ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

7KY DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 3B38>{FA27}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 6474>{FA27}20200219035838:W7WSV_ex157.b2s
<ID 28 D772>{FA27}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 2DBA>{FA27}177 3 64
<DATA 72 0E96>{FA27:1}[b64:start]PGZsbXNnPjQuMC4xNA0KOmhkcl9lZDoyMSANClc3V1NWIDIwMjAxO
<DAT~osmneLx<enhhwežM’¥ F hODM4DQo8Ymxhbmtmb3JtPg0KOm1nOjQzIEhhdmUgdSB1c2VkIFRIT1IgT
<DATA 57 4203>{FA27:3}Wljcm8gb3IgRG9tRVggTWljcm8/DQoNCk5PLg0K
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4DC5>{FA27:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EDC9>{FA27:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : W7WSV_ex157.b2s
<MISSING 8 599D>{FA27}2
DE K7KY K

K7KY DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 3B38>{FA27}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 72 F382>{FA27:2}TAyMDM1ODM4DQo8Ymxhbmtmb3JtPg0KOm1nOjQzIEhhdmUl apB1c2VkIFRIT1IgT
<CNTL 10 4DC5>{FA27:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EDC9>{FA27:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

Steve send blk #2 in MFSK16 tu < NCS

K7KY DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 3B38>{FA27}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 72 F382>{FA27:2}TAyMDM1ODM4DQo8Ymxhbmtmb3JtPg0KOm1nOjQzIEhhdmUgdSB1c2VkIFRIT1IgT
<CNTL 10 4DC5>{FA27:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EDC9>{FA27:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : W7WSV_ex157.b2s
<MISSING 15 5AA1>{FA27}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is John KS6M < NCS

K7KY DE KS6M

<PROG 18 064D>{9227}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 35 EBDE>{9227}20200219034537:KS6M_ex157.b2s
<ID 28 F5A8>{9227}KS6M Oakland CA CM87vt
<SIZE 14 92EB>{9227}281 5 64
<DESC 11 937F>{9227}Micro
<DATA 72 B391>{9227:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADhXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
<DATA 72 37D3>{9227:2}rQ1SX3Iv3EuvCXXhg7QbtHpzRcQl6DIgfSzsnQW6qJltv/cbRcEqX9+uLiWqhyaf
<DATA 72 7D18>{9227:3}/1zUM/WIELT0COdkyOdbiD9NMHgWLCvNSom1TevZtorMSAZvLsXOtnGmvneaMF2E
<DATA 72 D679>{9227:4}CjT2Gq71DxLaFcZbCMvM+0sl0lq5R6T+9cQl4eYYeuFF7M1iyoARkSu81qKKxCV3
<DATA 33 F82D>{9227:5}esvSI95A8lsBnUA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4EA6>{9227:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EEAA>{9227:EOT}

DE KS6M K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex157.b2s
<MISSING 15 1665>{9227}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Dennis W6DLW ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

K7KY DE W6DLW

<PROG 18 4CDB>{CAB7}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 38 179A>{CAB7}20200219035239:W6DLW__ex#157.b2s
<ID 28 F390>{CAB7}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
<SIZE 14 B4B3>{CAB7}297 5 64
<DESC 31 715D>{CAB7}Thor Micro or DomEX Micro
<DATA 72 B034>{CAB7:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAD8XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdVMTRpo04ZcUamPS
<DATA 72 9924>{CAB7:2}iOZlzhuBf7xwL+4v1eB5xi7My/TBkvcYQkMZzrcP9Vlr8eNcVaaAlLQx+HOyKJTc
<DATA 72 6C4C>{CAB7:3}HVggZPodUNaTABAInpfIF5QUWgoqDho8kQbGfLOldvmVAQbGHHhsg5KgfdV18Rpb
<DATA 72 41AB>{CAB7:4}mV7jH8FIxtPENwI/qW1LB/eOzHy+ta5rPfJwmamU/p/SDpEvZO8cdna4ObXbKnjR
<DATA 49 8FC6>{CAB7:5}3OXGHaTFgibIwlpkJNm3DRuJ+0S38ke
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 DA8B>{CAB7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7A87>{CAB7:EOT}

DE W6DLW K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : W6DLW__ex#157.b2s
<MISSING 15 20E5>{CAB7}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Bill K6QOG < NCS

K7KY DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 C6E9>{6D1C}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 29 D263>{6D1C}20200219034252:0RCA.b2s
<ID 33 7CA1>{6D1C}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 15 F959>{6D1C}853 14 64
<DATA 72 0960>{6D1C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAPPXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
<DATA 72 DA5E>{6D1C:2}rhcw9P9Kcs14gIhE+U/mDxor7GczZpOl0QBxAznTFAv3rNKQmbYh/xW36RT2Z7ul
<DATA 72 BFB0>{6D1C:3}b7Z5q2shVqI8uJN5OS9abU5xSSmMM7MZ4Xk0bj5sD8mSN5RIkRyAocaqrx+UWuMb
<DATA 72 D457>{6D1C:4}J/mjesEpcXbA6WuBpyy2MSeXu7tcbdHOPOh+PuEKJxaNkV+kPNK9Ik7BHPlbtv1+
<DATA 72 CC76>{6D1C:5}u43gwk95NkRGQACDX6mpImf0xSscc8//+GcnlHUrBJsD3IKenwBnnaP18MiwfHgh
<DATA 72 EAF5>{6D1C:6}y7NhN0oKY2OaX9hAiXJ/LJc9Servte0Ao0EwN0IV0N7zER4pu1sTY5dCPXC0JLNF
<DATA 72 733E>{6D1C:7}Zl+sEERc88Ic5aENMG+REtwn1rvb1jiqiBmxQeOsr4lW9+9bTzQAB9W479ZZ8qGn
<DATA 72 25A3>{6D1C:8}m4p3tTO3baSukKywQVsNe4eat55m9U6YMNRSwrCHc7HP7AK38txaQq8rcfL+fKTX
<DATA 72 881C>{6D1C:9}No4QjCqG5JTU3cpFyoPdRVdrBuP6OHZkq2OT/QqonNWCXiK9vlYLJKN7laNfHh90
<DATA 73 B278>{6D1C:10}Yhh7nfrGUhLzlb5wjuhcKDMYPCFiOib1YPhBx+P3iCSc7Qh/U5r2dO9PptFsgRDK
<DATA 73 9919>{6D1C:11}VB1Y40eLpIFy8swhJyNY8Pca75wdhL7C7s4LAo3TcFc+Uzv28G69pctAa86biVho
<DATA 73 90BE>{6D1C:12}0jocctQwELV7NGW8Cis9o5Vfty4USAb5GhPXjEAtIiXOxxGtNA3YCDXYSNTg2Wju
<DATA 73 2DED>{6D1C:13}/Y5TU9b5Znd0zPnLHAHaNmAnOmcM+Ex7wnbYMOba/LpaEdatu0ElqdbYGEXfVyvc
<DATA 30 7D73>{6D1C:14}Ycqu9OIAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 0459>{6D1C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A455>{6D1C:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : 0RCA.b2s
<MISSING 15 1A67>{6D1C}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Nice work everyone…. ur all very good digital Ops and i’m happy to have the new Traffic net Western Digital Net up and active u now have a place for all these

digital skills great work tonite.. BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:21:02p 04:21:02z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

ORCA de ke6sls

KE6SLS < K7KY TU Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20201902042219
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:839 ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/Feb/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 26
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
KA7FOO* Doug Parker,AZ
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out relay: KR7KR
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
W7JSN Jason Union,OR in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 1CCA][WRAP:end] … end

First station 4 Comments is Gene W1EEP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1492>>
K7KY/W7ZAP DE W1EEP ALWAYS A GREAT NET AND FUN AS WE GET TO THE TEST OF THE BEST OF THE BEST AND THIS NET IS THE BEST THX SEE YOU WDN NEXT 73’S TO ALL

RR Gene tnx 4 the flowers (-: BK Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

NCS< KG7VVN, band not very good tonite but had a lot of fun as usual. Got back on track today! Signal report:
NCS (S9+) _1,+7 db 100% KB
KB7VX (S9) -11, -7 db No FLAMP
W7WSV (S9+)-7,-2 db 100% FLAMP
KS6M (S9+) -5, -3 db 0% FLAMP

THX 4 ALL U DO, 73 < KG7VVN K

Tnx Bruno we like to know abt our signals BK Brad WA7HHE is next 4 Comments < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA Net < WA7HHE, good band tonight although did not see the station using Contestia just before net actually thought Doug was pulling our legs:) Band holding up good and exciting to see the stations from the Midwest check in. Fun net tonight, wish all a fine evening < WA7HHE

RR Brad the band is getting kinder to the more eastern stations lately a good thing it’s not so kind to the very close stations though BK Next 4 Comments is KB7VXR < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY/W7ZAP AND ORCA de KB7VX

KG7VVN S9 + 100% FLAMP
WAYHHE S9+ 100% WRAP QST
KI7TPD S9+ 100% SOLAR WX
W7WSV S5 WITH NOISE LEVEL OF S9 0% FLAMP
KS6M S8 100% FLAMP
W6DLW S7 50% FLAMP
K6QOG S9+ 100% FLAMP — 14 BLOCKS PERFECTLY RECVD

I had my first experience with THOR micro and DomEx micro last night. It was impressive BUT VERY SLOW. W9FE in Illinois copied my mediocre, incredibly weak minus 20 db signal 100%. Could be useful in bad conditions.
K7KY/W7ZAP de KB7VX

My thinking too Bruce those modes are like molassas but they might get enough info thru to at least make another sked to pass traffic… BK Fred KI7TPD is next 4 Comments < K7KY

W7ZAP, K7DY and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD
Great net tonight! Have u used THOR Micro or DomEX Micro? If so, might they be useful to ORCA or WDN? I have not used THOR micro or DomEX micro.

I will be at our local EComm and CERT meeting on Thursday so I will not be able to join the Western Digital Net this week. Hope everything goes well! I will be in Logan Utah next Thursday, but I might try to take my portable rig and see if I can check in… No promises!

73s everyone!
KI7TPD

Great Fred we hope to rx u portable next week BK Next 4 Comments is Ken KR7KR < NCS

K7KY de KR7KR
good copy on most
Very good image
copied Preamble and block 1 on the first pass then it faded and lost the rest filled on MFSK32
Have not tried Thor or Dominex Micro
your signal was +5 to +16
Thanks for the net
Good practice as always
73
de KR7KR k

FB Ken tu BK Steve W7WSV ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

Exercise:
KG7VVN S8, 6 dB, 100%
WA7HHE S8, 5 dB, 100% wrap
KB7VX S5, -6 dB, 100%
KI7TPD S8, 4 dB, 100%
KS6M S5, -5 dB, 50%
W6DLW, S6, 2 dB, 100%
K6QOG, S7, 5 dB, 100%

Band dropped of a bit from beginning. Sorry-Switched Flamp to MFSK16, but didn’t change Fldigi. Need to work that one out yet. Thanks agn for the practice. 73 W7WSV

no problem on 16 as I copied the 2nd pass in 32 what ever works is OK (-: BK Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

I have no comments this evening. 73 to everyone! < KS6M

OK John glad to hv u hr working with us BK Dennis W6DLW ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

NCS < W6DLW Mindy & Doug, thank you so much for another great learning exercise. Take care and have a great week RR Dennis ur welcome and thank you for being part of the team BK Doug KA7FOO ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

de KA7FOO

Attended the Yuma Fest last week. Did not get a head count but there ws a b1e´ yitviel some of my old stuff, but diuind a deal on VHF / UHF dual nvhL Currently in the BLM dispersed camping in Winterhatb4ix m ig5ehåes w#e a pl tm °§aai dY°UV t i to Lake Pleasant, AZ in a couple days. As per the use of Thor and Dom, I have used those modes in the Reno Washoe Digital Group (WDG) Net.

Having a crown installed tomorrow in Algodones. Monday’s appointment was the preÊneFkil +5% of that in USA.

Two weeks ago the Arizona Speed“oae Arag Racing happened with no inceidents. The WX was perfect. Ti;i0 ee-SihqoeeaƒUlmarch 28tna ¸Àf¦­er egnis the was it was …

de KA7FOO
de KA7FOO
KA7FOO

Doug u a Drag Race Fan? I used to drive fuel dragsters a long time ago (-: hope the crown goes easily too BK Bill K6QOG is next 4 Comments < K7KY

K7KY < K6QOG Sorry about the long msg, forgot to erase the info. has been several weeks since I have been on and the rust shows. Band conditions changed over the course of the net, but great copy on the two of you and our local folks. TNX for exercise.
73 HAVE A GREAT WEEK. < K6QOG

no problem Bill the msg printed perfect good practice for us… BK Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K6ETA-20200218-202554L-8.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
K6ETA 20201902043959
:hdr_ed:21
K6ETA 20201902042556
<blankform>
:mg:1155 Western Digital Net Update — Edited as much as possible!

After much consideration and having spoken with both NTS and NTSD (digital) ops, the decision has been made that the WDN will forward messages via NTSD only, and only messages that are 100% NTS SOP compliant. In short, the onus is on the sender to have a correct test-only radiogram (sri, no FLMsg forms).

The NTSD format has a specific subject line that MUST have a sender’s serial number as well as the recipient’s ZIP code added in a very specific format. If any part of the NTSD message is incorrectly formatted, human intervention will be necessary to correct and send it. WDN will not be doing that for the time being.

The WDN is always happy to forward messages via Winlink or regular packet/BBS so long as a valid email address or hierarchical BBS address is provided.

The WDN Website is nearing completion and we look forward to serving the Amateur Radio community in many different ways! Thanks for bearing with us while we figure all this out we will see u Thursdays at this time/freq!

As always, MANY thanks to all the ORCA ops!!!
K6ETA and the kindred spirits of the WDN Team!

[WRAP:chksum 7476][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Thanks, Steve good to clarify the NTS message requirements BK next for Comments is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

ORCA DN de ke6sls
ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! California running 50 watts 2nite.

k7ky, s9+10 10db, 100%, FLmsg 100%
kb7vx, s8, -2db, 83% FLamp
ks6m, s7 -8db, 83% FLamp
k6qog, s6 -10db, FLamp 100%
W1EEP, s8 2db, 100%
KG7VVN, s8 2db, 100%
WA7HHE, s9 2db, 100%
KI7TPD, s9 4db, 100%
KR7KR, s8 3db, 100%
W7WSV, — –, no cpy
KS6M, s5 –, 5%?
KA7FOO, — ? no cpy–odd usually hear him great
K6ETA, s9 7db, 100%

Beautiful sunny day here today, had a full fill of solar into my station batteries.

Had a great club dinner out tonight and gabbing went long, so missed first half of ORCA-DN tonight. Pretty good signals for those I can hear.

73
Jaye ke6sls

Yes, it seems you printed well tonite BK next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T04:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20201902044445
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1335 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP* 100% KBD (S9 +15) 9dB
KG7VVN 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +15) 10dB
WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLMSG (S9 +15) 14dB
KB7VX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 7dB
W7LUX 100% KBD (S9)
KI7TPD 100% KBD, FLMSG (S9 +15) 16dB
N7SND 100% KBD
AK0SK 100% KBD
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S9)
KR7KR* 100% KBD (S9 +15) 9dB
W7WSV 100% KBD/10% FLAMP (S9) -7dB (lite sig but 100%!)
KS6M 100% KBD (S9+) 2dB FLAMP Relay
W6DLW 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9) -3dB
W5CLE 100% KBD
W0JSH 100% KBD
KA7FOO* 70% KBD (S8+) -8dB
K6QOG 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 11dB
WB0KGN 100% KBD (S9)
KB0EMB 100% KBD – very lite & doubled / relay: KR7KR
W9FE 100% KBD (S9)
W7JSN 100% KBD (S9)
K6ETA* 100% VidID, FLMSG (S9 +15) 12dB
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9 +15) 12dB
K7KY 100% KBD, FLMSG, image

THOR100 and DomEX44 didn’t do as well as I had expected, maybe too wide & fast. Might should have tried a narrow & fast to compare… next time. Band seems good for most stns. Signals improving by Comment round.

THOR Micro and DomEX Micro don’t have TxID. They are super slow, but VERY efficient in poor condx. Might be good in terrible band condx to make a sked for QSO in better condx. However, Ops would have to know which mode the other is using.

Great to see all stns on the WF tonite. Hope to work with you all again soon!

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 52EF][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx, Mindy great report. THOR Micro will print 100% @ -18db and is eleven times more efficient than Olivia 8/250
BK are there any further comments or questions from the Active stations? < NCS

we hv time 4 comments from the Monitoring stations. if any, pse come now < NCS

K7KY/W7ZAP de KG5DGI KG5DGI IN & OUT IN & OUT – NOT AT RADIO – OUTSIDE MEETING. 5 MESSAGES – 4 @ 100%, 1 @ ZERO % – TO BE @ ANOTHER MEETING THURSDAY AND WILL MISS THE ROUND TABLE – 73
de KG5DGI k

Tnx Ed ur 10-15over 9 & 8db excellent signal tu BK any one else? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-02-19T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
…..Thor not copied at all. It could be possible to get traffic to Minnesota, but it would not hbe been easy tonight….esp ecially diffiult at the begining of the net.
wb0kgn

RR Dave no doubt…. that was an unusual exercise where 2/3 of the Ops missed the Preamble usually we do a bit better and we’ll try to get a few msg’s as far as ur QTH cu next time BK anyone else? < NCS

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

OK thanks for your time, patience, and attention I’ll send the updated roster after the post-amble BK

20:53:38p 04:53:38z
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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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20201902045431
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
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:mg:867 ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/Feb/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 27
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO in&out
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
W0JSH John Platte City,MO in&out
KA7FOO* Doug Parker,AZ
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WB0KGN Dave Le Sueur,MN in&out
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out relay: KR7KR
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
W7JSN Jason Union,OR in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 99EA][WRAP:end] … end

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International SATERN Digital Net


International SATERN Digital Net transmits digital text, images, and FLAMP files via remote HF station. NCS and Net Manager is Ken Standard AD5XJ.

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12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.065 MHz USB
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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

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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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