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ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Jul/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 17
Stations:
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
__K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
__KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Until further notice, Early Ck-In begins at 0200z/1900p. Long Summer days, recreational opportunities, and poor band condx result in fewer Ck-ins. It happens every year, but this year seems a bit tougher. We may return to a 45m Early Ck-In by Winter. Thanks for checking-in early; it saves net time for training and practice.

Hats-Off to everyone who continues working ORCA despite the worst band condx since 2013. Training and practicing in these condx will produce very capable digital Ops. Current condx require numerous Relays and Relaying is one of our most important tactics. Imagine the challenge of passing traffic accurately by Phone these days. We have a lot to be thankful for.

The Advanced NBEMS Exercise was difficult tonight, even w/only four Ops participating. Gene W1EEP rechecked QNX mid-Exercise and Lamar AE6LJ disappeared about the same time. We knew Gene would have trouble with the Exercise when he didn’t copy our acknowledgment of his ck-in. But, we had a plan for Gene. Brad WA7HHE usually copies us well, even in poor condx. We planned to ask Brad to Relay the 3rd pass. That would almost certainly CONFIRM Gene. Maybe next time.

Hard-to-Fill stations are good for the Exercise. We then get more practice Relaying FLAMP Fill blocks. Even switching MFSK-32 to 22 for the 3rd pass didn’t Fill the last block for Bruno KG7VVN. Missing only one block, he saw enough of the file text on the waterfall to complete the Exercise w/o CONFIRMING the file. Good problem-solving, Bruno!

The Advanced NBEMS Exercise question was, “Why change QST to CALLSIGN when sending the Exercise file to NCS in the Traffic Round?” Two Ops completed the Exercise and answered the question correctly. QST traffic is addressed to all stations on frequency. Naturally, some Ops want to Report and Fill the file. Our NBEMS Exercise Traffic Round completes Advanced Exercises, simulating passing emergency traffic to NCS; only the addressee REPORTS.

On July 7th, Doug K7KY wrote to the volunteer NCS that sustain Western Digital Net. He suggested beginning a thread to determine a volunteer NCS schedule and confer on WDN’s format. No replies implies time to move along. Everyone’s busier or more preoccupied than usual this Summer. We certainly understand; we’ve less time for Radio too.

Tonight, we mistakenly began the net on the wrong antenna. Doug’s antenna usually gives the best coverage and NCS always uses it. We switch antennas for the NBEMS Exercise. When we went to switch for the Exercise, we found them already switched. Doug ran the first portion of the net with Mindy’s antenna. Keep this in mind while reviewing tonight’s images.

Images from the net:

KB6NN Eureka, CA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KM7H Addy, WA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV

Thanks for working with is in very challenging band condx. We appreciate your support and participation.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA  I hv the following stations frm the RX buffer:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS omun

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

W6ADZ  QNX

W6ADZ < K7KY TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX < K7KY/NCS

ORCA… Beginning next week, 26/Jul/22, Early Ck-In will change from 45min b4 net to
30min b4 net < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

CQ, CQ, CQ 2022-07-20 02:05Z
80m  WB7TZD   WB7TZD   CQ  k

WB7TZD ??  < K7KY
WB7TZD  < K7KY   Tom     are u checking in or ??  < K7KY

WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX < K7KY
I’m just guessing (-:    < K7KY

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

K7KY DE K6FWT K6FWT
73 ALL DE JIM K6FWT

K6FWT  < K7KY Jim u want QNX or?  < K7KY

WA7HHE

t³JUST TO SAY HI!
BEEN A LONG TIME, DOUGDE JIM K6FWT

K6FWT < K7KY TU Jim
K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA QNX < K7KY/NCS]

N7SDC  QNX

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

N7SDC < K7KY TU Steve
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

Last station doubled   agn pse < K7KYÏF

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < K7KY GE Lamar TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA < K7KY

ORCA… Beginning next week, 26/Jul/22, Early Ck-In will change from 45min b4 net to 30min b4 net  < K7KY

WA7HHE Relay, copies W1EEP

WA7HHE  < K7KY RR Brad   he’s the 2nd ck-in tonite…  he must not be able to cpy me     tnx  < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

< KJ7BHK QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

ORCA < KG7VVN KG7VVN

KG7VVN < K7KY GE Bruno TU
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
Gud 2 c u Bruno  < K7KY

NCS< W6DLW QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX

ORCA… Beginning next week, 26/Jul/22, Early Ck-In will change from 45min b4 net to 30min b4 net

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS ,aYx

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX

2022-07-19  19:29:38p  02:29:38z
WELCOME to 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

Advanced NBEMS Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay Focused, Exercise is brisk.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and FILL
or CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

Traffic Round: NCS calls FLAMP Exercise Stations
for practice traffic (Advanced Exercise files).
No Traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< K7KY/NCS

WA7HHE   Brad, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < WA7HHE

aosnoiV¸1ef s· tÜ a i
Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

< WA7HHE NIL  btn

RR Brad tu BK

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

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Check-ins: 14
Stations:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise and Traffic Round. Our Traffic Round is part of the Advanced Exercise. We don’t seek formal Traffic. Emergencies excepted. The current Geomagnetic storm implies tough condx for 80m. We’ve chosen robust modes for the NBEMS Exercise.

It appears we’ll continue deciding who will call Western Digital Net ad hoc. It’s not ideal, but better than closing the net. We were hoping for some discussion between the principles. Our impression of Steve K6ETA’s email is that he’s interested and concerned, but not thinking to lead.

We’ll experiment with Macros again the 1st Tuesday of August, 02/Aug/22. Meanwhile, experiment on your own with Delayed Execution Macro Tags, FLDIGI User Manual 4.1.20, Ch20.  There’s a limited number of these very useful <@ Tags. They set some FLDIGI conditions after transmission ends.

There’s a number of pre-configured Time/Date Tags. There is also a table of characters that represent every aspect of Time/Date data. See this table in FLDIGI User Manual 4.1.20, Ch18.1. Experiment with making your own Time/Date Tags.

If you would like to conduct ORCA NBEMS Exercises for another net, Instructions and previous Exercises are available.

Beginning next week, 26/Jul/22, Early Ck-In will change from 45min b4 net to 30min b4 net.

Next is the Advanced NBEMS Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP  < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

This Advanced NBEMS Exercise begins in THOR-50×1 (176wpm,900hz,FEC). We’ll
fill with MFSK-64 (240wpm,1260hz,100%,FEC), & MFSK-32 (630hz,120wpm,100%,FEC).
Check your Filters < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:39Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 907C>{2012}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 457E>{2012}20220719214015:ex266A.txt
<ID 17 01F7>{2012}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 44CB>{2012}512 7 80
<FILE 31 457E>{2012}20220719214015:ex266A.txt
<ID 17 01F7>{2012}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 44CB>{2012}512 7 80
<DATA 88 4F2C>{2012:1}
Advanced – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an I
<DATA 88 4C33>{2012:2}CS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex266A.213′. Make ‘Inc:’= ex#266A. Make ‘To’= K7KY. Ma
<DATA 88 9D15>{2012:3}ke ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= QST vs CALLSIGN. Copy the following question to ‘Or
<DATA 88 9CAA>{2012:4}iginator’ tab.  Enter your reply on ‘Responder’ tab.

Why do Advanced NBEMS Exer
<DATA 88 CF20>{2012:5}cises require changing ‘QST to CALLSIGN’?

If you complete this Advanced exercis
<DATA 88 45F6>{2012:6}e, send ‘URCALL_ex266A.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sendi
<DATA 40 A939>{2012:7}ng, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.    9
<CNTL 10 F267>{2012:EOF}
<CNTL 10 526B>{2012:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:40Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>

For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP ‘REPORT’
Button or send  ‘No Copy’.  I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with… W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 3BB7>{2012}PREAMBLE
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex266A.txt
<MISSING 14 FE0F>{2012}4 5 6 7
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KG7VVN

File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 3BB7>{2012}PREAMBLE
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:43Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 907C>{2012}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 457E>{2012}20220719214015:ex266A.txt
<ID 17 01F7>{2012}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 44CB>{2012}512 7 80
<FILE 31 457E>{2012}20220719214015:ex266A.txt
<ID 17 01F7>{2012}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 44CB>{2012}512 7 80
<DATA 88 4F2C>{2012:1}
Advanced – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an I
<DATA 88 4C33>{2012:2}CS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex266A.213′. Make ‘Inc:’= ex#266A. Make ‘To’= K7KY. Ma
<DATA 88 9D15>{2012:3}ke ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= QST vs CALLSIGN. Copy the following question to ‘Or
<DATA 88 9CAA>{2012:4}iginator’ tab.  Enter your reply on ‘Responder’ tab.

Why do Advanced NBEMS Exer
<DATA 88 CF20>{2012:5}cises require changing ‘QST to CALLSIGN’?

If you complete this Advanced exercis
<DATA 88 45F6>{2012:6}e, send ‘URCALL_ex266A.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sendi
<DATA 40 A939>{2012:7}ng, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.    9
<CNTL 10 F267>{2012:EOF}
<CNTL 10 526B>{2012:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:44Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 3BB7>{2012}PREAMBLE
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex266A.txt
<MISSING 8 43E5>{2012}5
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 10CE>{2012}1 4 6 7
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA  < W7ZAP I’m going to TX in MFSK-22 instead of 32.

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:46Z MFSK-22 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:46Z MFSK-22 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 907C>{2012}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 457E>{2012}20220719214015:ex266A.txt
<ID 17 01F7>{2012}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 44CB>{2012}512 7 80
<FILE 31 457E>{2012}20220719214015:ex266A.txt
<ID 17 01F7>{2012}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 44CB>{2012}512 7 80
<DATA 88 4F2C>{2012:1}
Advanced – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an I
<DATA 88 4C33>{2012:2}CS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex266A.213′. Make ‘Inc:’= ex#266A. Make ‘To’= K7KY. Ma
<DATA 88 9D15>{2012:3}ke ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= QST vs CALLSIGN. Copy the following question to ‘Or
<DATA 88 9CAA>{2012:4}iginator’ tab.  Enter your reply on ‘Responder’ tab.

Why do Advanced NBEMS Exer
<DATA 88 CF20>{2012:5}cises require changing ‘QST to CALLSIGN’?

If you complete this Advanced exercis
<DATA 88 45F6>{2012:6}e, send ‘URCALL_ex266A.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sendi
<DATA 40 A939>{2012:7}ng, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.    9
<CNTL 10 F267>{2012:EOF}
<CNTL 10 526B>{2012:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:49Z MFSK-22 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP

DE WA7HHE
File : ex266A.txt
<MISSING 8 43E5>{2012}5
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

RR Brad
BK
W1EEP

NCS PLEASE PUT ME QNX W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

RR Gene

W1EEP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
BK
AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex266A.txt
<MISSING 8 83E7>{2012}1
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

K7KY  < W7ZAP Doug pls relay file TU < W7ZAP

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 907C>{2012}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 457E>{2012}20220719214015:ex266A.txt
<ID 17 01F7>{2012}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 44CB>{2012}512 7 80
<DATA 88 4F2C>{2012:1}
Advanced – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an I
<DATA 88 4C33>{2012:2}CS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex266A.213′. Make ‘Inc:’= ex#266A. Make ‘To’= K7KY. Ma
<DATA 88 9D15>{2012:3}ke ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= QST vs CALLSIGN. Copy the following question to ‘Or
<DATA 88 9CAA>{2012:4}iginator’ tab.  Enter your reply on ‘Responder’ tab.

Why do Advanced NBEMS Exer
<DATA 88 CF20>{2012:5}cises require changing ‘QST to CALLSIGN’?

If you complete this Advanced exercis
<DATA 88 45F6>{2012:6}e, send ‘URCALL_ex266A.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sendi
<DATA 40 A939>{2012:7}ng, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.    9
<CNTL 10 F267>{2012:EOF}
<CNTL 10 526B>{2012:EOT}

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex266A.txt
<MISSING 15 577D>{2012}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex266A.txt
<MISSING 8 83E7>{2012}1
DE KG7VVN K

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 907C>{2012}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 457E>{2012}20220719214015:ex266A.txt
<ID 17 01F7>{2012}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 44CB>{2012}512 7 80
<DATA 88 4F2C>{2012:1}
Advanced – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an I
<CNTL 10 F267>{2012:EOF}
<CNTL 10 526B>{2012:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:57Z MFSK-22 @ 3581000+1500>>

KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KG7VVN

ORCA still missing 1 but have info to complete exercise via waterfall  < KG7VV

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

RR Tnx Bruno
BK
K7KY  < W7ZAP

We just realized that Doug did ck-in on my antenna. Hopefully his signal will pick up when I give it back!
Tnx for the relays Doug. Wow… tough band. Even w/MFSK-22. We lost Lamar AE6LJ and Gene W1EEP is QNX due to poor band.

THOR-50×1: 0 stns
MFSK-64: 0 stns
MFSK-22: 1 stn

BTN  < W7ZAP

RR TU Mindy   yes very tough condx   our mode choices were good 4 tough condx, but not quite good
enough     good idea to substitute MFSK-22 4 32, but even that change wasn’t enough.   BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:00:38p  03:00:38z
Late Ck-In?  < NCSORCA   the Roster has changed    here’ s the updated Roster

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K7KY 20192409231907
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:mg:452 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Jul/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
K6FWT Jim Eureka,CA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum D709][WRAP:end] … end

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

K7KY DE WA7HHE

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<DATA 72 AA2C>{2803:2}g/irMgcigcDUnQWPazmQ3QuPwSasLviIGEC61pABKRc3dtIsQnvdEUN/3KNt946n
<DATA 72 3EA0>{2803:3}oVWWh1mUTy7tYGHrAGL1Q5A996niCpJ0CjtbXHZjFk9A9M4atO21OImRbcV/lmgl
<DATA 72 8670>{2803:4}TdOQFnIkC+gjoezSb7gnmxyE6TVwOLuOMPFVl8WCnhh4Ahj0ed1UCbJlO0SZHmif
<DATA 72 E3B9>{2803:5}qMwKkw71RMyvlBjIA6xNubrg9ocbA+WW9Y0NgdohsH+/Z+1zpSypOGS8AySdChZb
<DATA 37 070B>{2803:6}s5X0mcukUXc8MipiWA=
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<CNTL 10 E57B>{2803:EOT}

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DE K7KY
File : WA7HHE_ex266a.213
<MISSING 15 209B>{2803}CONFIRMED
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Next 4 Traffic is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS  Over 2 Bruno KG7VVN 4 Traffic < K7KY

K7KY DE KG7VVN

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<DATA 72 89EB>{BB74:2}IRapmaq8IYxUYK/Xz3msfJXgktAu8rjnz2Mx2wg4uIXyFe2uI4hLNmpNdgfe2SJZ
<DATA 72 B49E>{BB74:3}oKqEsOiRYOp3+sjCSIZOwK+lVvJ3lCTJyD46azQWoY1mnVQqTsuFo5chV+qaz/h8
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<DATA 29 637B>{BB74:7}WKufgdO+yM=
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<CNTL 10 0BEE>{BB74:EOT}

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DE K7KY
File : KG7VVN_ex266A.213
<MISSING 15 15A2>{BB74}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K
We have only 2 active stations left    W1EEP switched to qNX and Lamar AE6LJ is not replying  maybe band condx or station issue.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:09:58p  03:09:58z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

KJ7VGV QNX

KJ7VGV < K7KY TU Don
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
anyone else?  < K7KYw

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Brad WA7HHE is up first < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, band up and down tonight. Will keep my comments short and commend everyone for the net. Apologize for Reeporting ahead of W1EEP, had report Qed up and tried to answer 2 mtr question for W1EEP and jumped on him.  Cant walk and chew gum at the same time (:- Brad

No problem, Brad       we make enough mistakes hr @ NCS central for the whole net (-:    BK  Next 4 Comments is
Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN  < NCSgßeo
Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA <KG7VVN 03:13:38z
ORCA/NCS GE Mindy/Doug N ORCA Ops

Going to Monroe Peak (11,200ft) tomorrow to help replace an 20′ stick repeater antenna for Utah VHF Society. Thirsday will join multiple RCARC Ecom members for tabletop exercise in preparations to Airport mass casualty August exercise. Band a bit rough again tonite! But we managed to overcome…

Sig Rprt:

NCS -13, -4 db KBD 0-40 % FLMSG #1,05 #2 75%,#3 100%  FLAMP Thor 50×1 0%, MFSK 64 38% MFSK 22 88%

WA7HHE +9, +19 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
W6DLW +4 db KBD 100 %
AE6LJ NC

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane !   73  <KG7VVN


FB Bruno  & tnx 4 the reception report     tomorrow, you may need to take ur oxygen bottle    that’s very high…  BK

Any follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < K7KY/NCS Speaking of mistakes @ NCS Central   I overlooked my partner for Comments   over to Mindy W7ZAP  < K7KYS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-20T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

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W7ZAP 20222007031617
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W7ZAP 20170512224719
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W7ZAP copied the following stns:
KL7RI 100% KBD (S8)
W1EEP 100% KBD (S7)(S8)
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +10)
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S8+)
WB7TZD 100% KBD (S7+)
K6FWT 100% KBD (S8)
WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLAMP (S8)(S6)
N7SDC 100% KBD (S1)
AE6LJ 100% KBD (S9)
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S3)
KG7VVN 100% KBD, 88% FLAMP (1blk) (S6)(S8)
W6DLW 100% KBD (S2)
KJ7VGV 100% KBD (S8)

CME + daylight hrs = tough band condx. Tnx for ur patience & persistance. Band was more challenging than I anticipated. If u hv 2 signal reports… 1st is during ck-in on Doug’s ant… (ooops!) and 2nd is on my ant later in net.

Great to see all on the WF.
Stay safe.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum A1BE][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx Mindy    good reception report      BK   did you notice the dates in Mindy’s report header?   she’s been using this file for 5yrs !!! and   the question in the Exercise was answered correctly by all (2 actually).   when traffic is addressed QST  everyone on freq could ask for fills.  this used to happen on the net so we changed the format to have all Reports sent to NCS so only NCS Reports
BK

Any follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < K7KY/NCS

Any Comments by Monitors or Lurkers?  Late Ck-Ins?  Come Now w/Pre-Tone
After closing, we’ll FILL or CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations. < K7KY/NCS

KM7H QNX

KM7H < K7KY TU Jim
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
Tnx Jim  jBK   anyone else?  < K7KY

2022-07-19  20:21:54p  03:21:54z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Monitor’s Session
First, we’ll make a short Roster. Pse Pre-Tone.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the ADVANCED Exercise.
When called, send your file or state your need.
< K7KY/NCS

W7EAZ  QNX

W7EAZ < K7KY TU Mark
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
RR Mark tnx for the ck-in  BK  anyone else?  < K7KY

Can u relay that lite station?  < K7KYLast station agn pse  < K7KY

OK no more customers 4 the Monitor’s Session  thanks for working w/us  we hope to c u agn next week  73 Doug K7KY sk

CDX PRTY BAD 2-NITE.
TNX DOUG.

de W7EAZ k
Yes, pretty bad.   abt as bad as we’ve had in the past.    I hope we’re nearing the end of tough condx.  imagine what it’s like working Phone nets     cu next time in better condx we hope (-:  73 Doug K7KY

YOU’VE ACTUALLY COME UP AS THE SUN SETS.
PHONE IS PMPOSSIBLE LIKE THIS.
GN – GUD DX de W7EAZ k

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