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ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/apr/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in/out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV in/out
N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA qru
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA late
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Oh, it’s good to be back. Sidelined with an injured hand has been more limiting than not running the net. I’ve been working one-handed for a couple months now. Mindy W7ZAP, besides taking over ORCA NCS, has been doing most of the daily homestead chores too. Keeping the wood heater stoked and supplied is a 24/7 task in itself.

The band was actually better than most of the predictive propagation sites anticipated. Mindy might have done nearly as well with the weekly FLAMP exercise had she begun in MFSK-64. In MFSK-32, only one station missed one block. She filled that block in MFSK-16. It was an opportunity to change modes and see how it goes with all TXid’s off. No problems there.

Yet, the jury is still mulling the No- TXid experiment. Twice during net I had to chase the signal manually and missed the initial data. Following the net, Howard KB6NN related the same problem at his station. No TXid mode notice means no frequency notice . This may cause more bother than the 2.8sec TXid. I suspect other Ops were also chasing signals tonight and I’d like to hear your experience. Nearly all Amateur rigs drift a bit, some more than others. FLDIGI compensates for this very effectively. I’ve been combing thru the manual, looking to adjust AFC range and sensitivity. There may be a solution in fine tuning AFC. We’ll continue our experiment with TXid off. Please explore this issue and weigh in with your thoughts.

Nice work! to Clifford N0LKC and Doug KA7FOO for monitoring the net long enough to learn the routines before becoming active. Doug stayed around after net tonight and returned ex20 in FLAMP.

The net seems to be flowing better since we implemented the weekly FLAMP exercise. This exercise leverages practice with most FLAMP features as the return message is also sent in FLAMP. Now, I get to send lots of FLAMP REPORTS. Great practice for all of us.

RX: W1EEP UT

I want to Thank Mindy and each of you for sustaining the net when I could not. Mindy totally filled my roll and you continued working as a team. Without your engagement and support, there would be no ORCA. It’s been a pleasure to see the net continue as usual.

Dave W1HKJ, FLDIGI lead programmer, has released FMAMP v4.0.2. Download all FLDIGI apps:

sourceforge.net/projects/fldigi/files/

Thanks for working with us tonight. I hope you can return next Tuesday evening. 73 Doug K7KY

————————————–

DE W1EEP

GENE PHILLIPS

Pine Valley Utah K

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene rr tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY de W7GBB

B pxiRxaiit

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY DE W1EEP GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK MINDY DID A GREAT JOB A WE WANT TO THANK HER GOOD TO SEE YOU NCAK

THX FOR ALL YOU DO

W1EEP TU Gene nice to be back and big TU to Mindy for a great job as NCS BREAK

W7GBB < K7KY GE Bob hw cpy? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

You are 3 dB on the fldigi here. Conditions have been fair only

de W7GBB

#

W7GBB Tu for heads up ur staying for net? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

i WILL BE IN AND OUT SO WILL BE AROUND BUT NOT ACTIVE BREAK BK

W7GBB RR tu in/out < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY de ke6sls de ke6sls in/out tonight, but will try chk in after or during comments if time permits.

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye I hv u in/out tonight & maybe cu later tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in/out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

Good eveing ORCA Net and members.

Doug in Reno.

I will be monitoring the net again.

Thanks

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY FB Doug I hv u in/out tonight tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KA7FOO

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY DE N0LKC N0LKC, GE DOUG, CLIFFORD NEAR MOAB UTAH

N0LKC GE Clifford ur on the log tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in/out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV in/out

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

kk6rky>>>kk6rky>>>Good evening Doug from Erik in Trinity Center

de kk6rky k

KK6RKY GE Erik nice to cu ur on the log tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

WB6SDR chicking in … BTU NCS nsx esI

WB6SDR < K7KY Ge Ralph good to cu too tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY DE K7DV dave In Idaho falls de K7dv

K7DV < K7KY Ge Dave ur on the log tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in/out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV in/out

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET begins in 5min < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

K6ETA K6ETA < K7KY GE Steve rr tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY de K6ETA Something sounds funny with your audio Doug

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA can u give me an idea of what is odd? I sound normal to Mindy < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY de K6ETA Oooops hahaha… I had aut notch on. my bad

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA No problem i was wondering about filteres as it happens to me too,,. tnx BREAK

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in/out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV in/out

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

04/18/2017 19:30 PDT

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY NCS, SW/OR, 35w, 135′ Doublet @ 110′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital 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) B/W Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) No Problem. Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

LOCK: fldigi curser @ 1500, ENABLE: RxID

DISABLE: TXid, Mode-ID, end-of-TX-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone.

Please use pre-tone when doubles are likely, otherwise no pre-tone.

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.

Configure FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP. AR

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

KB6NN

ORCA de N6IET

QRU and just monitoring, this evening.

I need to check out at 8pm for a CW net.

de N6IET

KB6NN & N6IET GE Both on the log IET out @ 2000p tu any more? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KB6NN

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

All ORCA I’ve moved Rick N6IET to the top of the roster as he’s checkiing out @ 2000 < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.1

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20171904023620

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:432 ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/apr/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13

Stations:

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in/out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV in/out

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 8B2A][WRAP:end]

… end

ORCA ANNOUNCMENTS

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex20.txt’, an optional

file-manipulation/FLAMP exercise. Return your file in FLAMP to NCS

during TRAFFIC round, or send your own practice message, or QRU. This

multitasking exercise provides practice in processing traffic while

maintaining focus on net operations.

Thank you, Steve K6ETA for suggesting we turn TXid off during nets and

to Rick N6IET for waking me up about exactly what that means. We’re

leaving RXid active. No TXid is a good idea. Ops will have to turn TXid

on/off when changing modes.

You can send your traffic in any mode you think the band will support.

Be sure to turn TXid on/off and return to MFSK-32 for net business.

Please use pre-tone when doubles are likely. Pre-tone is not helpful

when NCS calls you.

Weekly Net Report posted as soon as we can… If you want email notice

when the Report is posted, email: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

All ORCA we’ll turn the net over to Mindy W7ZAP for the weekly FLAMP exercise go Mindy < K7KY

#

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 75FE>{8F10}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 8AF1>{8F10}20170417194903:ex20.txt

<ID 26 4E3B>{8F10}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 15 0FEE>{8F10}369 12 32

<DATA 40 D070>{8F10:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exerc

<DATA 40 2CC3>{8F10:2}ise.

In FLMSG, create a BLANK

<DATA 40 0DFD>{8F10:3}file named, ‘URCALL_ex20.b2s’. C

<DATA 40 9B99>{8F10:4}opy the

following questions to t

<DATA 40 4560>{8F10:5}he new file, and enter your answ

<DATA 40 39DF>{8F10:6}er.

Do your local NBEMS/EMCOMM

<DATA 40 93D4>{8F10:7}teams include CERT Ops?

Are you

<DATA 40 DA1B>{8F10:8}a certified CERT member?

In FLA

<DATA 40 0F2E>{8F10:9}MP, send this file to NCS during

<DATA 41 18E7>{8F10:10} TRAFFIC.(today, or any net)

On

<DATA 41 6084>{8F10:11}the FLAMP TX tab, change, ‘Send

<DATA 26 C75B>{8F10:12}To:’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 BE9F>{8F10:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1E93>{8F10:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try

to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button

or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : ex20.txt

<MISSING 15 13CA>{8F10}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE W1EEP

File : ex20.txt

<MISSING 15 13CA>{8F10}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

N0LKC

DE N0LKC

File : ex20.txt

<MISSING 15 13CA>{8F10}CONFIRMED

DE N0LKC K

KK6RKY

DE kk6rky

File : ex20.txt

<MISSING 15 13CA>{8F10}CONFIRMED

DE kk6rky K

WB6SDR

WB6SDR checking in QRU NO flamp ops BTU NCS

K7DV

DE K7DV

File : ex20.txt

<MISSING 15 13CA>{8F10}CONFIRMED

DE K7DV K

K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE K6ETA

File : ex20.txt

<MISSING 9 4A20>{8F10}12

DE K6ETA K

KB6NN

DE KB6NN

File : ex20.txt

<MISSING 15 13CA>{8F10}CONFIRMED

DE KB6NN K

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex20.txt

<MISSING 15 13CA>{8F10}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 75FE>{8F10}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 26 C75B>{8F10:12}To:’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 BE9F>{8F10:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1E93>{8F10:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T02:46Z MFSK-16 @ 1504>>

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex20.txt

<MISSING 15 13CA>{8F10}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

K7KY < W7ZAP

Band much better than I thought All confimed BTU NCS < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy that went very well.. BREAK This is the first net we’re running w/o TXid active and it worked out well in the weekly exercise already tnx agn to Steve for pointing out the time savings and Rick N6IET for reminding me of what it actually

means… BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

We start the Traffic round with Rick N6IET < K7KY

QRU de N6IET

N6IET RR maybe you already told me that, but I’ve been on vacation and am a bit rusty.. BREAK W1EEP Gene ur up < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 0B6D>{CC57}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 48 E751>{CC57}20170419024401:ex20 URCALL CERT W1EEP.txt

<ID 18 381F>{CC57}W1EEP DM37GJ

<SIZE 13 2986>{CC57}75 2 64

<DATA 72 9FF9>{CC57:1}’.

oUR cLUB ALSO WORK WITH CERT ALL THE TIME THX FOR THE QUEST

<DATA 19 6E45>{CC57:2}ION. W1EEP

<CNTL 10 040D>{CC57:EOF}

<CNTL 10 A401>{CC57:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex20 URCALL CERT W1EEP.txt

<MISSING 15 D656>{CC57}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

N0LKC < K7KY Clifford if u hv traffic, it’s ur turn < K7KY

NCS DE N0LKC

<PROG 18 0918>{E83E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 F62F>{E83E}20170419024510:N0LKC_ex20.b2s

<ID 31 6A20>{E83E}N0LKC Clifford E Carnicom

<SIZE 14 2050>{E83E}226 4 64

<DESC 31 4562>{E83E}ORCA Exercise Apr 18 2017

<DATA 72 7375>{E83E:1}

Do your local NBEMS/EMCOMM teams include CERT Ops?

My life

<DATA 72 1A7A>{E83E:2}style is nomadic, so hard to say what local means anymore.

Are

<DATA 72 9B75>{E83E:3}you a certified CERT member?

No (also do not know what it means

<DATA 42 1941>{E83E:4} though!)

73, from Clifford

<CNTL 10 E10C>{E83E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 4100>{E83E:EOT}

DE N0LKC K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : N0LKC_ex20.b2s

<MISSING 15 1A5C>{E83E}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KK6RKY < K7KY Erik ur up for traffic < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn kk6rky-2m-simplex-frequency.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15

:hdr_fm:22

kk6rky 20171904025405

:hdr_ed:22

kk6rky 20171904022622

<blankform>

:mg:947 During a recent Trinity Radio Readiness Net, stations in Trinity Center, Weaverville, and Hayfork experimented with simplex and

discovered an unexpected result: that by using a slightly different simplex frequency, changing from 146.400 MHz to 147.565 MHz, made a

very large improvement to communications (“no copy” to “easy copy”). More experimentation is needed to understand this result.

Discussion:

•Propagation in the mountainous area is much more complex than line-of-sight.

•Multi path constructive or destructive summation depends on path difference and frequency . While fixed base station antennas don’t usually

move, a change in frequency can change the multi-path signal sum from destructive to constructive.

•For emergency situations, have a number of simplex frequencies available for use and be prepared to experiment to find the best one for the

current conditions.

•Be prepared to be flexible in frequency assignment.

[WRAP:chksum CAFD][WRAP:end]

… end

KK6RKY very interesting, Erik please keep us in mind when you discover more tu BREAK WB6SDR Ralph ur turn for traffic…

< K7KY

WB6SDR is QRU w/o any traffic. I am having software problems with Flamp & PTT, BTU NCS.

WB6SDR My bad, Ralph i see u cked in QRU & I wrote it down & forgort BREAK K7DV Dave ur turn for traffic < K7KY

ORCA NCS DE K7DV

<PROG 18 828D>{7F25}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 D8D5>{7F25}20170419024826:K7DV_ex20.b2s

<ID 35 CD5F>{7F25}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ

<SIZE 14 D220>{7F25}249 4 64

<DESC 47 EA05>{7F25}K7DV Cert Answers for Fldamp net Practice

<FILE 34 D8D5>{7F25}20170419024826:K7DV_ex20.b2s

<ID 35 CD5F>{7F25}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ

<SIZE 14 D220>{7F25}249 4 64

<DESC 47 EA05>{7F25Xi y Cert Answers for Fldamp net Practice

<DATA 72 B7DB>{7F25:1}[b64:start]PGZsbXNnPjIuMC4xMAo6aGRyX2VkOjIwIApLN0RWIDIwMTcxOTA0M

<DATA 72 8E69>{7F25:2}DI0ODI2CjxibGFua2Zvcm0+CjptZzoxMDIgRG8geW91ciBsb2NhbCBOQkVNUy9FT

<DATA 72 075B>{7F25:3}UNPTU0gdGVhbXMgaW5jbHVkZSBDRVJUIE9wcz8gWWVzIApBcmUgeW91IGEgY2Vyd

<DATA 65 7A77>{7F25:4}GlmaWVkIENFUlQgbWVtYmVyPyBubyBub3QgeWV0LgogCg==

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 1BED>{7F25:EOF}

<CNTL 10 BBE1>{7F25:EOT}

DE K7DV K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : K7DV_ex20.b2s

<MISSING 15 D4D0>{7F25}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K6ETA Steve ur up next < K7KY

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 995A>{DA16}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 08CA>{DA16}20170419025344:K6ETA_ex20.b2s

<ID 29 14D8>{DA16}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 1914>{DA16}301 5 64

<DESC 21 79EE>{DA16}Routine Traffic

<DATA 72 095E>{DA16:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADaXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzN

<DATA 72 061D>{DA16:2}dcVfWIn9e3qtmHaaq28J+diNg2HPKGBjLSUT4Uz76CoQWsm5IDvqPdvv2fiI1WGe

<DATA 72 0377>{DA16:3}j0YAb2Ssb5qEv0J1YyLosGlq42SOvFGoEfqe6Jhsku/oUUuVPsVVZDdoptP2yJnl

<DATA 72 2DE7>{DA16:4}VRNbcK4YZEj+n2dMiFKhMuUxYZwzg4ngh2JfSDI1tk5IQdWtSzVxsfaBOADQeLbK

<DATA 53 4292>{DA16:5}QHJMTvIylGGcSSEBt0/RIzvfLzcC41NVaef

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 FCEE>{DA16:EOF}

<CNTL 10 5CE2>{DA16:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : K6ETA_ex20.b2s

<MISSING 15 60A2>{DA16}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KB6NN Howard ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

ORCA NCS DE KB6NN

<PROG 18 550C>{4C7B}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 2DC0>{4C7B}20170419025002:KB6NN_ex20.b2s

<ID 30 C57D>{4C7B}KB6NN Howard, Eureka, Ca

<SIZE 14 329B>{4C7B}257 5 64

ORCA NCS DE KB6NN BK

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

<DATA 72 B79C>{4C7B:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADOXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BqhBYmu5ykIZXXbL

<DATA 72 1DC6>{4C7B:2}lfc4u2CajhGaMx5GJHLXg3CU72WGSUzhMBXjsngCuzoP4JCT0afuOnmZ8JG7DfGq

<DATA 72 3E1B>{4C7B:3}pBSZJgPSrHZkd23xCguDWIlzvjbSaq4A7FBBidCnP5ACk5Ynd6hSTqwo5wwR6Ffb

<DATA 72 3F67>{4C7B:4}fvWfZiWgj6OXKxWsBaZfsRgSYI010od3T4AL9AqZroDPx4JuL4I74AA

[b64:end

<DATA 9 16EC>{4C7B:5}]

<CNTL 10 5366>{4C7B:EOF}

<CNTL 10 F36A>{4C7B:EOT}

ORCA NCS DE KB6NN K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : KB6NN_ex20.b2s

<MISSING 15 6B63>{4C7B}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KB6NN Howard why the pause after the header? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

No Idea.. FLDIDI put it there de KB6NN

KB6NN Oh how handy I;ll look into it as I’ve seen it elsewhere too BREAK W7ZAP Mindy ur turn < K7KY

K7KY DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 D2BC>{55D6}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 A56E>{55D6}20170418225248:W7ZAP_ex20.b2s

<ID 26 6D68>{55D6}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 4351>{55D6}237 4 64

<DATA 72 AF3A>{55D6:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAACiXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzN

<DATA 72 5918>{55D6:2}dcVfWIn9kDfcoSgbIkup+diHXZKl7INjUQ1+unSyLOBXQd57liTlQtx6GYQX6HBd

<DATA 72 5A84>{55D6:3}6fseN4frEbS2CTW2fpXrqxI3Y21oqGLIF06TH+31EJDF2mFP6uWtO8Pvk5Kfqghn

<DATA 53 A556>{55D6:4}DmTyeYQfF3lf5sLOg40hY9ljVY4KlGdvgbg

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 BEA4>{55D6:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1EA8>{55D6:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : W7ZAP_ex20.b2s

<MISSING 15 D62F>{55D6}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

i

All ORCA OK that wraps Traffic I can’t say enough about how well you all do on the net.. I visit lots of digital nets and this team really shines BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

All ORCA Time for the Comment round N6IET is gone, so we begin with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK DOUG THE NET IS GREAT. WE ARE GETTING READY FOR A TEST IN UTAH CALLED THE GREAT SHAKE OUT ON THE 20TH SO MISSING A FEW OF THE HAMS AS THEY PREPARE. THANKS MINDY GREAT

JOB AT NCS ON THE QUESTION FOR THE NIGHT I FORGOT TO ENTER I WAS THE LOCAL CERT DIRECTOR FOR PINE VALLEY FOR 4 YEARS AND A TRAINER FOR CERT AT THIS TIME

W1EEP FB

Gene nice work with CERT too BREAK N0LKC Cliford ur turn for comments < K7KY

OM HERE WAS SENSIBLE. USING 20 WATTS NEAR CANYONLANDS NATL PARK, UT WITH MY BETTER ANTENNA UP, HERE IN THE CAMP EVERYONE GETS TO ASK ‘WHAT’S THAT STICKING UP FROM THE RV? I WAS ASKED IF WE WERE HOMESTEADING TODAY… 73 TO YOU ALL FROM CLIFFORD IN MOAB AREA FOR A WHILE YET.. (FYI, KEYBOARD IS

BROKEN HERE) FROM CLIFFORD, N0LKC

N0LKC Not too bad for a broken kbd, Clifford ur always do well from the field tu BREAK KK6RKY Erik ur next < K7KY

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:mg:794 ORCA Net Notes April 18, 2017

Icom 7100 50 Watts, OCF dipole

Band: Good conditions with some QRN

Image: Almost Perfect

Roster: FLMSG +10 to +18 dB No Checksum errors

FLAMP: +18 dB 100% no fills needed

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA 5 dB good copy

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT 5 dB FLAMP 100%

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT 0 dB FLAMP 80% 1 block missing

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA +16 dB Good copy

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID +4 dB FLAMP 100%

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA +17 dB FLAMP 100%

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA -1 dB FLAMP 100%

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings + 18 dB FLAMP 100%

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS +12 to +18 dB

Thankyou Mindy and Doug for another great net! Skipping the TxID and tone helps keep the flow going. Nice to have good conditions tonight.

73 to All

Erik

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KK6RKY very useful report, Erik & I forgot something I wanted to say ); BREAK WB6SDR Ralph ur up for comments < K7KY

K7DV Dave ur un next < K7KY

K7KY and W7ZAP and the ORCA Net

Great to see soooo many that have the where with all to do an answer to the new query’s u all are awesome and its so good to see doug feeling better,, Christine is a real pro and I mean pro she could do any net in a pinch and do it like a veteran with may years of experience..

you guys are both Pro’s in my book.

73 and keep mending de K7dv Dave Break

K7DV Tnx Dave I’m feeliing much better and am able to begin learning a new way to type with my rt hand BREAK K6ETA Steve ur turn < K7KY

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CALL NAME S/N NOTES

N6IET Rick 4dB 100% out early

W1EEP Gene -3dB 90%, why all-caps? not CW OM!

W7GBB Bob — In & Out

KE6SLS Jaye — In & Out

KA7FOO Doug — In & Out

N0LKC Clifford -9dB 20% copy, pretty rough tonight

KK6RKY Erik -1 to +3 Lotta QSB

WB6SDR Ralph 3dB 100% out early

K7DV Dave 2dB Dropped to -5dB later

K6ETA Steve ME

KB6NN Howard -5dB 70% Rough

W7ZAP Mindy 4db Image was 40% noise

K7KY Doug 2dB D & M came up later to 19dB!

Glad the TXiD respite is welcomed! It does speed things up.

73 de K6ETA Steve in Petaluma

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K6ETA Steve the no TXid was an idea who’s time had come this net is running so smoothly that I fancy ur idea has save gobs of time (-: BREAK W7ZAP Mindy ur turn for comments < K7KY

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:mg:972 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

N6IET 100% copy KBD (S9) s/n=-3dB

W1EEP 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) s/n=7dB

W7GBB 100% copy KBD (S8) s/n=3dB

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD (S9 +10) s/n=14dB

KA7FOO 100% copy KBD (S8) s/n=11dB

N0LKC 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S8) s/n=3dB

KK6RKY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9) s/n=14dB

WB6SDR 100% copy KBD (S9) s/n=9dB

K7DV 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) s/n=4dB

K6ETA 100% copy KBD, WFid, FLAMP (S9) s/n=7dB

KB6NN 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S8) s/n=10dB

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG,image

Welcome back Doug K7KY to NCS. So good to see you feeling like being back in the ‘hot seat’. Intriguing 2m propagation info from Erik KK6RKY. We’ll have to experiment with that locally. I like the TXid change too. I accidently sent the weekly FLAMP exercise with too many blocks. Will have to pay attention to that instead of letting it automatically set the block size. Great to see all on the WF tonight :-)

73,

Mindy W7ZAP SK

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W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx Mindy I love the reports that show how everyone is copying each other BREAK

any more comments or late check ins? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

KB6NN

KB6NN go Howard < K7KY

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:mg:1427 KB6NN ORCA reception report Apr 18 2017:

Noise is S-8 tonight. Most of the following was taken over the course of the net. As time progressed, some at«k3tzrtJt mvothers went

downÕntV ve:

Ndte’yGpLTtne ÐtA – no TotItxe cSoatRt R t tsed almost all

ӽ.rtneeielley,UT – no dsrad to “pounce” missed first part

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in/out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in/out

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV in/out

N0LKC Clifford Moab,UT – no signal heard, no copy

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA – -2dB, early 50% due to fading then 100% later

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA – +8 dB, good copy

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID – -11dB, no copy

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA – +8dB average with fading, good copy

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA – running atn~1 tW7ZAP Mindy e

C+nebneSVtt excellent proceeit ptr3exercise

K7KY vcrl·nbt0qfR NCS – +u_ uveMvlcKwI am not sure why FLAMx.r FLDIGI put the BREAK into my ex20 transmission. I note that under Configure, which I have not changed, Enable TX/RX Interval is unchecked. Wonder if anyone has played OKl t Also noted, that with no TXID, if a previous station’s frequency wanders beyond the capture range of my ALC, that I have to pounce on the next station to receive anything but gibberish, therefore miss the first part, depending on my pouncing skills.

Nice net tonight. 73 from Eureka, de KB6NN

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KB6NN Howard, sri I missed u in rotation I’ve been away tnx for your observations and comment the net is flowing very well hat’soff to the Ops on ORCA BREAK any further comments or late ck-ins? < K7KY

I would like to try sending two FLAMP m ts es.

KA7FOO

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

ORCA NCS DE K7DV

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All ORCA

All ORCA Stand by K7DV doubled with KA7FOO K7DV stand by BREAK KA7FOO Doug u can send ur traffic as soon as we close the net and let the members leave who need to BREAK K7DV Dave please hold ur file until after the net and follow Doug KA7FOO tu

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any thing further < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 04/18/2017 20:31 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to see you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 < K7KY

KA7FOO < K7KY OK Doug go with ur traffic < K7KY

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KA7FOO < K7KY Perfect nice work, Doug ur the poster guy for monitoring the net long enough to learn the flow tu BREAK

K7DV Dave ur up for sending ur file now < K7KY

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KA7FOO ES K7KY DE K7DV srri for interupting the flow a while ago I couldnt hear doug so apologies here goes my weather for today

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KA7FOO < K7KY FB on ur position with ARRL Doug BREAK K7DV Dave tnx for the wx report our net is really running smoothly I think Mindy had a good influence on the net in my absence. I hope I can fill her shoes now… my typing will never be the same now I hv one finger that doesn’t curl up like before and looks like it never will be straight or curl as it did I should be able to learn new typing skills btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-04-19T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

well you can not tell at all i think your even faster because you are forced to do it another way I dont type too well here but I try well 73 to all of you and again the taking off of the pre sig indentifier really doubled the speed oif the net CUL8TER and dont do any more repairs on a latter hi

K7KY DE K7DV

K7DV < K7KY FB Dave I’ve been running a typing app for the last 5days trying to get my right hand to learn new ways.. 73 cu next time BREAK KA7FOO Doug still hr? < K7KY

Yep

KA7FOO

KA7FOO Thanks for taking time to study the net some Ops just jump in and go for it… not too bad an idea for some, other don’t have sufficient backgorund to keep up with the flow we don’t get upset with anyone anyway as it’s a practice net and the best place to make mistakes btu < K7KY

Thanks Doug. lI am still learning the FLamp.

KA7FOO

I have started a Washoe Digital Group last December.

Now a running net, on 2 meters in FM mode.

I have been net control. Now that I have a working

group I am changing the net procedure to follow

something simular to ORCA. So, guide me correctly!

KA7FOO < K7KY

KA7FOO < K7KY oops! wrong macro I hope to guide you correctly and some of that depends on the net members guiding me correctly as K6ETA Steve did last week with the no TXid suggestion. We’re all here to learn and my more than some other… w/o all u Ops I couldn’t learn NCS duties.. OK time for some dinner nice to hv u aboard 73 Doug K7KY sk

I hit the wrong macro at times.

Has been a learning experince to be NCS.

Have been NCSing since 1981, Tillamook Radio club

and Beaver State RACES.

Thanks again. Good net to be involved in. See you next week.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO Doug i forgot to say I can send u the macros I use for ORCA if u like my typing is falling apart now… anyway anything I use for ORCA that u can use let me know I’ve been NCS for mostly VHF nets but none of my NCS experience has been as intense as the digital net anyway let me know if we can share any boilerplate or routines the macro u can modify to ur needs 73 < K7KY

Sure. I have built a macro system for working the WDG Net.

I too have just started NCS on digi comms as well.

Tad bit more work than phone ops. But we can take the heat!

KA7FOO

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