18/JUN/19 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/June/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins : 16
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Despite poor band condx, we logged 16 stations and finished in an hour.  Mindy W7ZAP chose less aggressive modes for the weekly FLAMP exercise and three of seven stations confirmed the first pass in MFSK-32.  Brad WA7HHE, relaying in MFSK-32, CONFIRMED two more stations. Mindy filled the last with THOR-22.  Unfavorable band condx are teaching us how to efficiently match mode to condx.

Late in the net, Rick K0KEX provided an ‘Ah, Ha’ moment for NCS.  Rick, in Smithville,MO, only copied one signal,  Ken KR7KR.  Near the end of the Comment round, Rick took a chance and sent his VidID at 2000wf. Mindy & I both copied it. He got lucky; had I been transmitting, I would not have seen his VidID. My signal would also have prevented Mindy from printing it. I logged Rick in&out and called him directly w/o reply.  Email following the net reveals that Ken was the only ORCA signal he could copy.  This event contains a couple useful takeaways.

First, the value of VidID.  NCS can see your VidID while working another station on 1500wf.  VidID enables you to get NCS’s attention w/o interrupting an ongoing contact.  VidID is very useful during ck-in; NCS can see VidIDs while copying a signal at 1500. This contributes to efficient net operations and saves time and bandwidth.

We also learned something about VidID efficiency.  Mindy and I printed Rick’s VidID clearly while another station was transmitting on 1500.  Rick did not copy me when I logged him in&out and didn’t copy me a few minutes later when I called him for comments. All evening, he didn’t copy NCS; only Ken.  Yet, his VidID printed for both NCS stations.  This implies that the VidID prints beyond the range where FLDIGI can decode content.

Similar to the Tune signal, VidID is useful beyond the distance where content is decoded.  This underlines the value of Pre-Toning before transmitting when doubles are likely.  Your Pre-Tone signal will be visible/audible beyond the range where content decodes.  ORCA is a poster-net for the use of Pre-Tone; we have really minimized doubles. The few doubles we experience are mostly unavoidable. The Pre-Tone signal is viable beyond the point where content decodes.

We’re again hoping to find a volunteer willing to conduct one of the weekly FLAMP Exercise.  It’s great training for those who might find themselves suddenly in the NCS position or interested in developing a digital net.  It’s not difficult. We have a simple and solid routine and we’ll provide all the support you need.  Many of you have been with us for years and are capable and prepared for this exercise.  Some of you are in leadership roles; it would be good to have this experience in your inventory.

The exercise entails sending a short message in a mode of your choice, taking REPORTS from the active stations, and filling the missing blocks yourself in other modes or having another station RELAY missing blocks.  You already have the Roster.  You next go around the net and collect REPORTS, keeping track of who CONFIRMED and who needs which blocks.  FLAMP also collects missing blocks for all stations.  You may send the blocks yourself, or ask another station to relay them for you.  We will support you in preparation and presentation.

There’s much to learn here besides the exercise routine.  You will learn to match your perception of each station’s signal to who needs what and who can best fill the stations needing fills.  It’s very interesting work; you don’t need to track all the variables of signal strength, QTH, mode, etc all at once.  Run the exercise a couple time and these details will reveal themselves.  You’ll be surprised how much this exercise will teach you from the NCS position.  Let us know when you’re ready and we’ll help make the experience intuitive and enlightening.

RX #1: KB6NN CA

Thanks for your enthusiasm and support.  We enjoy working and practicing with you.  Let’s do it again next Tuesday evening.  73 Doug K7KY

————  Net Log  ————–

K7KY < WA7HHE GOOD PRINT HERE AT THIS QTH

Gud 2 hr I’m having difficulty with K7DV & W1EEP tonite… & I’ll answer ur question abt macro tomorrow.. I have three macro sets I use all the t ime and one set

call the other two I’ll show you hw BREAK ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

K7KY < WA7HHE RR ON THE ?zCRO THANKS APPRECIATE INFO < WA7HHE

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

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KA6BIM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out < W7ZAP

KI7TPD Fred Cedar City, UT

KI7TPD < K7KY RR Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA de ke6sls
Checking IN tonight.
Heading up to Mendo net 3.928 then back to ORCA for net start.
TU
ke6sls k

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

KA6BIM < K7KY Dave tough band tonight I didn’t see ur signal @ all Mindy has you abt 98% hw much pwr? < K7KY

KA6BIM < K7KY RR Mindy copies 50w tu BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY
7PBX Linda CEDAR CITY, U,otw±hat IN AND OUT PSE kn

KG7PBX < K7KY TU
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out < NCS

W7ZAP < K6QOG

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

GE ORCA Net.
Doug from Reno

Double agn pse

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY de KD7CL
Craig Riverton, Or
IN & OUT

Doug from Reno.
KA7FOO
KA7FOO

KD7CL < K7KY TU
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out < NCS

KA7FOO < K7KY QSL Doug
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV < NCS

KB7NN < K7KY TU
KB7NN in&out < NCS

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

KR7KR — KEN
Enoch, UTAH
DM37ls
de KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY QSL Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT < NCS

K7KY < WA7HHE pse relay Linda KG7PBX Cedar City in and out

WA7HHE < K7KY already on the log tu < K7KY

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY TU
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

18:Jun:19 19:29:41p

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 208′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1830p/0130z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,
information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Practice makes perfect!

New to ORCA? See: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP Exercise
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.

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

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

LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
* Use manual pre-tone (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW. Participating Ops send ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

K6QOG < K7KY Bill pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < NCS

K6QOG RELAYING for ORCA DIGITAL NET
Taking check-ins for W7ZAP NCS < K6QOG

Tnx Bill BREAK

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.9
:hdr_fm:41
W7ZAP 20191604234942
K7KY 20191906023531
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20192201220807
<blankform>
:mg:481 ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/June/19 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins : 15
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA6BIM Dave Norway,OR in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum A8D4][WRAP:end] … end

^r

ANNOUNCEMENTS 18/June/2019

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex124.txt’, an FLDIGI/
FLAMP/PC-EDITOR exercise. If you complete the optional exercise within,
send that file to NCS in the Traffic round using FLAMP.

Remember to use a brief PRE-TONE b4 TX when doubles are likely. No
PRE-TONE is used while working NCS; only you and NCS are engaged.
If NCS asks, ‘Can anyone relay that weak station?’, send a PRE-TONE
b4 responding; others may also respond. Our diligent use of pre-tone
is a big factor in reducing doubles during nets and improving net
discipline. Pre-toning when doubles are likely is an unmistakable
mark of an experienced digital Operator.

ARRL Field Day 2019, 22-23 June 2019.

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

Tonigt’s band will help us build patience any last minute ck-ins to work the FLAMP exercise come now < NCS

Over to Mindy W7ZAP 4 the FLAMP exercise < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Just noticed that I was using Doug’s ant during ck-in. Doug’s signal should come up when he returns.

Tonight’s exercise begins in MFSK32 (120wpm/630hz). We’ll fill
in THOR-22 (78wpm/524hz) and MFSK16 (58wpm/316hz). < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 98AA>{B7D7}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 30 F92F>{B7D7}20190618191838:ex124.txt
<ID 25 83CA>{B7D7}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 C7EA>{B7D7}417 6 80
<DESC 11 D300>{B7D7}ex124
<FILE 30 F92F>{B7D7}20190618191838:ex124.txt
<ID 25 83CA>{B7D7}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 C7EA>{B7D7}417 6 80
<DESC 11 D300>{B7D7}ex124
<DATA 88 64B2>{B7D7:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 5
In your PCedi
<DATA 88 7BD2>{B7D7:2}tor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex124.txt’. Copy
the following question to that f
<DATA 88 79C4>{B7D7:3}ile and add your reply.
If you will be using a club CALLSIGN on FD, list that
<DATA 88 2B0E>{B7D7:4} CALL
and the modes you plan to work.
If you complete this optional exercise
<DATA 88 3352>{B7D7:5}, send the file to NCS in
FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘Q
<DATA 25 8D78>{B7D7:6}ST’ to ‘NCS’.
<CNTL 10 4467>{B7D7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E46B>{B7D7:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:42Z 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… K7DV

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WA7HHE
File : ex124.txt
<MISSING 15 1F5B>{B7D7}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex124.txt
<MISSING 18 8BD0>{B7D7}1 2 3 4 5 6
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex124.txt
<MISSING 15 1F5B>{B7D7}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO
File : ex124.txt
<MISSING 15 1F5B>{B7D7}CONFIRMED
DE KA7FOO K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex124.txt
<MISSING 10 5F1E>{B7D7}1 2
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pse relay file in this mode TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 88 64B2>{B7D7:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise 5
In your PCedi
<DATA 88 7BD2>{B7D7:2}tor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex12Ûput ijopy
the following question to that f
<DATA 88 79C4>{B7D7:3}ile and add your reply.
If you will be using a club CALLSIGN on FD, list that
<DATA 88 2B0E>{B7D7:4} CALL
and the modes you plan to work.
If you complete this optional exercise
<DATA 88 3352>{B7D7:5}, send the file to NCS in
FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘Q
<DATA 25 8D78>{B7D7:6}ST’ to ‘NCS’.
<CNTL 10 4467>{B7D7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E46B>{B7D7:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad also TX block 0. Only 0. TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 98AA>{B7D7}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 30 F92F>{B7D7}20190618191838:ex124.txt
<ID 25 83CA>{B7D7}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 C7EA>{B7D7}417 6 80
<DESC 11 D300>{B7D7}ex124
<CNTL 10 4467>{B7D7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E46B>{B7D7:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex124.txt
<MISSING 15 1F5B>{B7D7}CONFIRMED
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex124.txt
<MISSING 15 1F5B>{B7D7}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex124.txt
<MISSING 15 1F5B>{B7D7}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Looks like we lost Dave. All others CONFIRMED. Tnx WA7HHE for the relays. BTN < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY Nice exercise Mindy it went better than I expected tonite… temp in the NCS station still 88f yuck! BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19:53:45p
Late Ck-in? Early Ck-Out? < K7KY

Traffic round begins with Dave K7DV but he may be in the Uber zone u back Dave? < NCS
Next 4 Traffic is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE pushing msg through FLAMP

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 9901>{9319}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 44 E72B>{9319}20190618225849:Amateur_Radio_Bunny.p2s
<ID 38 A297>{9319}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 15 2ECF>{9319}629 10 64
<DESC 25 2F2E>{9319}Amateur Radio Bunny
<DATA 72 EA9D>{9319:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAJ5XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTjfidVQfXCrTp8WeZ
<DATA 72 79D8>{9319:2}sIH/1qyXzT5WCKFW6mOxkB73loLs/d1FwuNEpeqxRjiMhzovQWjkxD+960LoBG4F
<DATA 72 0E21>{9319:3}cA5PDVNYVGqRQpFpyxPNDDD4wr52cGYKnKevmQ/w97ywX6RCuvQ9Jb4d6Z4bA7ph
<DATA 72 B60B>{9319:4}kpYprFw/28DpqFaQnpyEMEQb7FAniiFSTpLEiKN2HXrTsl0B321gDGjf+tK4zd3t
<DATA 72 F295>{9319:5}3intuNYHX42Klb0uR52HVT5c1/8umm3E0d67Hqms+SWXocHG2Yel+saK6xrTYgAY
<DATA 72 0756>{9319:6}IlcMaLvaiNRpbfNZcMod7PhnltDLWRvym/KL6siyoH5jfzLUmpKGzMqTtiw9Na4A
<DATA 72 F105>{9319:7}c9vHxT59aUNWNl/3noGcXc4rGfBtgiH0yJbGvZi0c9NcrXVHjRrRJf3AFldir4SL
<DATA 72 C131>{9319:8}Vxi17bMIibt15EUv7Htes/ZjlIR0zIBBVoFYh8I1j3LAGexysgywNbGUZoHqOV8K
<DATA 72 89F9>{9319:9}scJGO2QR9juvgt4XXVqXkzd3A+EH4ShqpNzdPVwXOA9+7SBrK2B95+7PYUX/IUnT
<DATA 62 4E70>{9319:10}5DqLFoCfUkjsI5R9cKZHbMT4IqjuoaGMDBojRZOWAA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 AC55>{9319:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0C59>{9319:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Tnx Brad I read abt the Bunny’s after net

DE K7KY
File : Amateur_Radio_Bunny.p2s
<MISSING 15 7B57>{9319}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 traffic is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

NCS DE KI7TPD

<PROG 18 E5EF>{1CAE}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 D123>{1CAE}20190619025120:KI7TPD-ex124.txt
<ID 34 52F1>{1CAE}KI7TPD Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 14 EC70>{1CAE}377 6 64
<DESC 13 1BA8>{1CAE}FD 2019
<DATA 72 8084>{1CAE:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAE0XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzN
<DATA 72 DC75>{1CAE:2}dcVfXLe9J7vJW+MG+6A7UFuvIftIczZGKLZtTfcZBgRFcN53f4/7lY+RM1qxS+bD
<DATA 72 07A6>{1CAE:3}dD2fvxfhBlvEKxzjMF31qYfSg7AKI/NWNstMb/dxvJAsH3YJh4+W5djM418J7R9H
<DATA 72 4ED6>{1CAE:4}zANn3IwpfmDpF2o5/Z9fPS057x016mRhBvOPq4IGcQp6Y9Rhxb66lthOEvFiuh/3
<DATA 72 78DC>{1CAE:5}742ndcC1bqjrQE/AAD+H7Bo1KuYjRnVimLBr+EM7isvOofOsonoUkzKfcUHobnRv
<DATA 65 3B50>{1CAE:6}A1DxEZzfPBj/ArqE4DqcBx+nJ5Qqo6OllvFhqk9k6MF0QA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 734F>{1CAE:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D343>{1CAE:EOT}

DE KI7TPD K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KI7TPD-ex124.txt
<MISSING 15 6D35>{1CAE}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

KE6SLS Jaye ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

ORCA Digital Net de ke6sls

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ke6sls-94.213]<flmsg>2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:22
ke6sls 20191906030135
:hdr_ed:22
ke6sls 20191906024329
<ics213>
:inc:6 FD2019
:to:3 NCS
:p1:9 The world
:fm:6 ke6sls
:p2:10 Eureka! Ca
:d1:8 06/18/19
:t1:5 0222Z
:sb:7 FD 2019
:mg:594 Humboldt ARC is running 4A SF AA6DX
Keep an ear out for us this year during Field Day!
We’ll be at Woodley Island Marina–all are welcome.
We plan sat work, digi, cw, phone, and maybe fm VHF!
Also will showcase fusion digital on UHF.

!!!FD2019 Wx report!!!
Friday Sunny, with a high near 61.
Friday Night Clear, with a low around 50.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 61.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Here’s wishing you all the best FD2019 weekend
From Eureka!

73
Jaye ke6sls
[WRAP:chksum 17EF][WRAP:end] … end

RR Jaye we’ll keep an ear out 4 u guys… I always look 4 my friends, but most FDs I don’t find any..
BREAK next 4 Traffic is Bill K6QOG < K7KY

Next 4 Traffic is Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

NCS DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 8020>{E738}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 7088>{E738}20190619024719:KA7FOO-ex124.txt
<ID 28 FB09>{E738}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09
<SIZE 14 A1C6>{E738}232 4 64
<DESC 24 9AEE>{E738}FD Callsign & Mode
<DATA 72 6989>{E738:1}
If you will be using a club CALLSIGN on FD, list that CALL and
<DATA 72 9762>{E738:2}the modes you plan to work.
We, The Reno QRP Club, will be usin
<DATA 72 9B68>{E738:3}g
“W7FST”
And will be working CQ, SSB Phone, and Digital.
Operat
<DATA 48 0E76>{E738:4}ing from Galena State Park, South Reno.
<CNTL 10 8C46>{E738:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2C4A>{E738:EOT}

DE KA7FOO K

FB Doug GL & we’ll watch 4 ur signals

DE K7KY
File : KA7FOO-ex124.txt
<MISSING 15 78D9>{E738}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

KR7KR Ken ur next 4 Traffic < NCS

NCS DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 C850>{4778}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 36 EEC9>{4778}20190619025436:KR7KR_ex124.p2s
<ID 33 248B>{4778}KR7KR Cedar City, UT dm37lp
<SIZE 14 7904>{4778}393 7 64
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K6QOG Bill u hv Traffic? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K6QOG-ex124.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.8
:hdr_fm:21
K6QOG 20191906030938
:hdr_ed:21
K6QOG 20191906030749
<plaintext>
:tt:16 K6QOG EX_124 txt
:to:4 K7KY
:fmLa TOG
:dt:10 2019-06-18
:tm:5 2057L
:sb:9 FIELD DAY
:mg:173 If you will be using a club CALLSIGN on FD, list that CALL
and the modes you plan to work.
Our club will be using W7U and I will be operating DIGITAL
on 40 and 80 meters.
[WRAP:chksum A754][WRAP:end] … end

^r

K6QOG Bill FB I’ll be watching 4 W7U

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K7DV Dave u hv Traffic ?? < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET 20:11:47p
Late Ck-in? Early Ck-Out? < K7KY

We’ll begin the Comment round with Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < WA7HHE, Band seems to be improving as we enter more darkness. Introducing W6DLW Dennis, here locally to NBEMS and he is copying here tonight along with us and

doing a great job. Nice to know when condx are tuff we seem to push the messages through. Wish all a very good evening, 73’s WA7HHE

RR tnx Brad & welcome to Dennis W6DLW & his call looks familiar… maybe ck-ed in b4? BREAK
Next up 4 Commets is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA net de KI7TPD
Rough conditions tonight! Always good practice.
Getting ready for Field Day! Should be interesting!
73s everyone!
KI7TPD

RR Fred we should have a great time @ FD with the curernt band condx (-:
BREAK next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

ORCA digital Net de ke6sls WITH COMMENTS!
ke6sls Jaye in Eureka! Ca. Running 40 watts to little antenna. 100 w for msg.

Ambient noise floor is S6-S7 .. yikes..

k7ky s7 4db, 100% kb, P3,
w7zap, s9 8db, flamp 100%,
KA7FOO, s5 -12db, 5% flamp
KR7KR, s6 -10db, 60-70%, flamp 75% <0&5>
WA7HHE, s5 -12db, 20-50% flamp relay, 10% flamp
KI7TPD, s5 -11db, 60% kb, 20% flamp
K6QOG, — –, 2% flamp
k7dv, — —

Temp in shack tonight is about 70Deg F. Much better than last week.

New Desktop today. KDE was hogging too much computer time so I install xfce and it’s really making a good difference. Simple is often much better than bloated!
DX stations are really tough copy for me here tonight, even with pre-amp on.
Our neighbors @ 3,582 are/were using msfk22 tonight. Interesting!
Happy FD to all, have a GREAT WEEK!

73,
Jaye, ke6sls

Tnx Jaye I always like to read the reception reports and compare them to our observations..
BREAK Next 4 Comments is Bill K6QOG < K7KY

No Bill on to Doug KA7FOO for his comments < NCS

de KA7FOO
All stations were fading in & out tonight. Quite different band conditions tonight. But, ecen then, received all traffic 100%.
OOPPSS!!!! In my FD FlAmp change the “CQ’ to “CW”. Only one key off.

Been warm here, hanging around 95 deg. But Friday will be only 77 deg. Average is about 85 deg.

All from here.
Doug
KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY tnx Doug odd we’re having hotter wx than Reno BREAK GE Rick K0KEX u want to be active? < NCS

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

KR7KR < K7KY Ken ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

NCS < KR7KR
poor conditions tonight
no copy on evaluation image
NCS was 25 to 50% at the beginning and improved as it got later
solid copy now
no copy on some stations
good practice for poor conditions
hope to see you on field day

73
de KR7KR k

RR Ken hope 2 c u 2 (-: no wonder u didn’t cpy me well at the outset as we’d forgotten to set our antenns
BREAK
Let’s see if Dave K7DV is back < K7KY

Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2019-06-19T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.7
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20191906032356
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1126 35w 180ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

K7DV 100% copy KBD (S9)
WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9+ 10) 9dB
KA6BIM 100% copy KBD (S9)
KI7TPD 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) -3dB
KE6SLS 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9+) 7dB
KG7PBX 100% copy KBD (S9)(good signal)
K6QOG 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9+) 2dB
KD7CL 100% copy KBD (S9)
KA7FOO 100% copy KBD, 10% FLAMP (S9+) 0dB
KB6NN 100% copy KBD (S9)
KR7KR 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 3dB
K6ETA 100% VidID
W1EEP 100% copy KBD (S9)
K0KEX 100% VidID
K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, FLAMP, image

Ooops! Accidentally had our antennas switched. Wondered why I was copying better than Doug during ck-in. In FLAMP, sometimes FETCH doesn’t reflect the need for the

whole file because an Op didn’t respond. They may copy all the blocks (1-6) in the relay, but not have the header (block 0). Weird band flux during KA7FOO’s FLAMP TX.

Great to see Rick K0KEX on the WF from MO.

Another couple of hot days on the coast… low 90’s and 86 in the house. Hope it’s cooler tomorrow.

Thanks for working with us in these difficult condx. Hope to work with you again soon.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum E585][WRAP:end] … end

Thanks, Mindy I think most Ops are interested in feedback abt thir signals…
BREAK K0KEX Rick u hv comments 4 the net? I hope u cpy me ur Vid ID was weak but readable over < NCS

Interesting that VidID can print when FLDIGI is not copying text
BREAK are there any further comments 4 the net? < NCS

Anyone copy that last stn? < K7KY

K7KY < WA7HHE THAT WAS W6DLW WONDERING IF HE COULD GET A SIGNAL REPORT

Not from me (-: NCS Comment: tonite I forgot to lock my cursor @ 1500 and didn’t notice until the Comment round the take away is that my cursor never left 1500

w/o being locked thanks to all of you locking and staying exactly on 1500 thanks it’s a small thing that make the net easier to conduct…
BREAK any comments from monitoring stations? < K7KY

Last call ck-in or comment < NCS

2032L – 0332Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY

Did we just see an ORCA net got from 7:30 to 8:30?
CRAZY!
73 ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye I really like it when the nets run smoothly and quickly we’ve had some take 1.5hr way too long for the modern person (-: btu < K7KY

heehee Yeah, I think this is my FISRT 1 hour net. so kind of cool actually. and was impressed we all did so well on the FLamp tonight.
Hey, what call u guys using for fd? urs or Mindy’s?
de ke6sls k

We’ll use K7KY and we’ll look 4 u guys < K7KY

cool beans. We’ll have linked computers <god willing and the creak don’t rise> so I’ll chk them from time to time. I plan to run CW QRS style with my old straight

key. I figure we’ll have much better luck with cw than phone, but the new hams can play with the mics and have fun too. Just happy we have good WX and I hope u guys

cool off before the weekend!
btu om
de ke6sls k

We thought the wx was going to go cool, but we’re not certain yet… I’m glad to read QRS I’ve not done any CW in abt a yr now & will hv trouble with head copy for

sure… still, we’ll hv a good time cu there 73 Doug K7KY

all right! have a great night you guys. time to round up my little fury heard. herd 73
de ke6sls k

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03/DEC/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Dec/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 23 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA in&out W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA [...]

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