19/MAY/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/MAY/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 32
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX Relay: KR7KR
__WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX VidID
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
__KG7CFN Jacob Tacoma,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX VidID relay: W7WSV
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID relay: W7WSV
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
__K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
__WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI QNX VidID
__KA7FOO Doug Sparks,NV QNX relay: W6ADZ
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

A few years ago, we seldom gave the band much thought.  Propagation was generally good. These days, we pay close attention to band condx. Distant stations had difficulty early in the net. Propagation improved a little as the evening progressed. Now, we wait longer for darkness and better condx. Poor propagation gives more opportunities for relay practice, and also promotes doubling. Overall, we’re managing nicely w/o sunspots.

Welcome to new ORCA ck-in Jacob KG7CFN in Tacoma,WA. We have 32 ck-ins tonight, one short of our record. Speaking of records, SATERN Int’l Digital Net reached a record last Saturday, checking in 50 stations.  Remember SATERN on Saturday morning, 14.065, Ken AD5XJ/NCS. He sends a SATERN Training Bulletin in FLAMP and fills <5 blocks. He also sends images in MFSK-128. It’s good net for NBEMS practice and an opportunity to work daytime digital on 20m. Early ck-in begins at 1500z; net begins at 1900z. We have a number of members in common with SATERN. SATERN is the Grandaddy of US Amateur digital nets, probably ten years old now.

Are you planning to support the American Red Cross Communications Exercise on 30May20? The ARC is evaluating digital communications by Amateur Radio Operators. This nationwide Exercise involves the VHF/HF bands and Winlink. No FLDIGI operations in this Exercise. We’re working with ARC California and Oregon. CA ARC is using their FLMSG ARC Custom ICS-213 form, while OR ARC is using the Winlink form, ARC 6409. We’ve sent both forms to their respective addresses and received acknowledgements. We’re good to go.

Let’s take a moment to examine two differences between ORCA DIGITAL NET and WESTERN DIGITAL NET regarding Relays and Ck-In protocols. WDN is a Traffic net and Relays are crucial to passing weak-signal traffic, especially in poor band condx. Traffic is WDN’s primary mission. ORCA is a Training net; Relays are also important, but for us, it’s Training and Practice. It’s not crucial that weak-signal stations work the net. Although we practice Relays, we don’t practice by Relay. If we did, nets would be way too long; interest and support would fade. On some nights, condx may prevent your participation. That’s radio.

WDN is a Traffic net and you can ck-in late during the net using WDN protocols. ORCA is a Training net; we run three distinct events each session. The FLAMP Exercise in particular is complex and brisk; we’ve no time to process late ck-ins. Everyone involved is focused and concentrating. It’s not the time to call NCS. We look for late ck-ins after the FLAMP Exercise, and the Traffic Round. Late stations are welcome; have a bit of patience and monitor while we wrap the FLAMP Exercise.

Remember the 2nd day of June; it’s the third session and your turn to conduct the Comment Round as a team, NCS the Comment Round yourself, or participate in an Off-Freq-Relay Exercise. We hope to have a volunteer to NCS the Comment Round and two Ops to work the Off-Freq-Relay routine.  Neither task is difficult. Some of you are already veterans. Both Exercises will prepare us for working WDN Relays and assisting Steve K6ETA as Guest WDN-NCS.

Thanks for your participation and patience tonight. We’re not intentionally brusk when we sort out distractions during nets. We don’t always have time and insight to say it more courteously. It’s important to read and follow net protocols.  They’re presented in the weekly Preamble and the ORCA website. ORCA Protocols outline what you can expect from the net and what the net expects from you. A number of  stations are still sending TxID during nets and Pre-Toning when NCS calls. Please disable Pre-Signal Tone. It not as effective as Pre-Toning with the Tune button thoughtfully. When NCS calls you directly, it’s redundant.  TxID should be disabled during nets unless you’re changing net mode.

Test images copied during the net:

RX #1: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #2: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #1: KB7VX Chehalis, WA
RX #2: KB7VX Chehalis, WA
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KG7FGT Zigzag, OR
RX #2: KG7FGT Zigzag, OR
RX #1: KR7KR Enoch, UT
RX #2: KR7KR Enoch, UT
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: K0PHP Columbia, MO
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT

Thanks for emailing the Signal Evaluation images.  They make the Net Report more useful.  It’s interesting to see the difference in reception at each station.  We always enjoy working with you, even when the band is difficult and things go astray. Let’s do it again next Tuesday.  Meantime, we’ll look for you on Thursday for Western Digital Net with Steve K6ETA/NCS. Oh, remember too the NA ID ERC Digital Net tonight with Dave K7DV/NCS, same freq as ORCA & WDN, but an hour earlier.  Ck-in and check them out.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

So far I have copied the following stns:

W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

Any corrections for these stns only? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
w7zap de ke6sls* TU Mindy. didn’t know u were on all ready!
tu

KE6SLS* < W7ZAP RR Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA BK
Good signal Jaye
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

6B7EUX QNX

N2RSN

WB7EUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
BK\

N2RSN < W7ZAP QSL David
N2RSN David Keno,OR BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA W7ZAP NCS < WA7HHE msg for the net

WA7HHE < W7ZAP QSL Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT BK
RR Brad TU
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W5CLE, W5CLE, QNX.

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
BK
Next for ck-in? < W7ZAP

NCS de W7WXV Carroll in Prineville, QNX – Lurking in the shadows, ha ha

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
Good to CU Carroll
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KB7VX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
de N7RBP k

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7RBP MEDFORD, OREGON IN AND OUT PSE TU K
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
Tnx for cking in Bob
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

WA7HHE

WA7HHE < W7ZAP go Brad < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE copies KI7TPD QNX

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
tnx Brad
BK

K7DV < W7ZAP TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID VidID
BK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < NCS

Please Stand By < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
k7dv will not be on net very poor copy
w7zap de K7dv

K6ETA* < W7ZAP RR Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA BK

K7DV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
Tnx Dave, you can re-check if band picks up :-)
< NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KR7KR
hw copy?
also copied KG5DGI KG5DGI QNX QNX
de KR7KR k

KR7KR < W7ZAP Good copy Ken

KR7KR < W7ZAP TU Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
BK

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX Relay: KR7KR
Tnx for relay
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

de WA6NBG WA6NBG WA6NBG in & out

WA6NBG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA QNX
Great to see you Don! Tnx for ck-ing in
BK

Please Stand By < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX Relay: KR7KR
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
BK

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX VidID
GE Steve
BK
Anyone else 4 early ck-in? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX Relay: KR7KR
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KB6NN Howard Eureka CA QNX

KB6NN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
GE Howard
BK

KG7FGT < W7ZAP TU David
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
BK
Next for ck-in? < W7ZAP

KS6M

KS6M < W7ZAP QSL John
KS6M John Oakland,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KJ7BHK QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
Lit copy Brian, but 100% copy
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
kg7cfn qrp nee jacob tacoma, wa (newbie) orca checkin

KG7CFN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7CFN Jacob Tacoma,WA QNX
Welcome to ORCA Jacob
BK
Anyone else for early ck-in? < W7ZAP

de W7WSV W7

W7WSV < W7ZAP Steve are u active tonight? < W7ZAP

YEl

W7WSV < W7ZAP TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
Lite copy, hope band picks up
BK
KG7CFN KG7CFN < W7ZAP Jacob, we have new Ops moonitor for the 1st net (in&out… QNX)
Tnx for ck-in
BK
Next for ck-in? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX Relay: KR7KR
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX VidID
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2020-05-19 19:30:21p 02:30:21z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

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

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

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

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay focused.
Exercise is interactive and brisk.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

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

—–

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

First time? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

KR7KR < W7ZAP Ken pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

KR7KR: Relaying for ORCA DIGITAL NET NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’
here…

W7WSV W7WSV 1 QST K

W7ZAP de 7WSV W7WSV 1 QST K
de KR7KR k

W7WSV < W7ZAP TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ Relay: KR7KR
tnx Ken
BK

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

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202005023648
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201905233731
<blankform>
:mg:824 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/MAY/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 26
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX Relay: KR7KR
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX VidID
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
*Called for COMMENTS only

[WRAP:chksum D7EE][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 19/May/2020

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex170.txt’, an FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP
Exercise. CONFIRM ‘ex170.txt’ before working the OPTIONAL Exercise. If you complete
the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

We now know just how important RELAYS are to traffic-handling. We spent a good portion
of one WDN session collecting a single QTC in very challenging band condx. Relays are
fundamental to Traffic nets. One NCS tactic for collecting traffic from a weak signal is
dispatching a strong station to catch the traffic off-net-frequency and Relay in. This
is the same tactic we’ve practiced as passing traffic Off-Net-Frequency. We’d like to
run this exercise more often; we’ll be working like this until the sunspots return.

Every third ORCA session, members conduct the Comment Round themselves or a volunteer
runs the Round as NCS. To each third session, we’ll add the Off-Freq-Relay Exercise. A
number of you have worked this Exercise already, some multiple times. It’s easy and very
good practice for traffic-handling dexterity. Let us know in the Comment Round or by email
if you’re interested in working the Off-Freq-Relay Exercise or NCS the Comment Round on
02June. Neither is difficult and we’ll help you prepare for an easy exercise among colleagues.

Please email Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com for the Net Report.

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

If you want on/off the Net Report email list:
ncs@orcadigitalnet.com < NCS

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in MFSK-128 (480wpm, 1920hz).
We’ll fill with MFSK-64 (240wpm, 1260hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630hz). Check your Filters, WIDE mode ahead… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:42Z MFSK-128 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 D2B8>{902B}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 192B>{902B}20200518185912:ex170.txt
<ID 16 BCA0>{902B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 57D9>{902B}453 5 96
<DESC 12 DA91>{902B}ex#170
<FILE 30 192B>{902B}20200518185912:ex170.txt
<ID 16 BCA0>{902B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 57D9>{902B}453 5 96
<DESC 12 DA91>{902B}ex#170
<DATA 104 8F72>{902B:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-Editor, create a fi
<DATA 104 CDD3>{902B:2}le named,’URCALL_ex170.txt’.
Copy the following question to the new file and enter your
answer
<DATA 104 2767>{902B:3}.

Listing a RadioGram QTC @ WDN requires a PlainText file. Which FLMSG Menu item generates Pl
<DATA 104 0C42>{902B:4}ainText?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex169.txt’
to NCS with FLAMP
<DATA 77 066C>{902B:5}in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change
‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 5

<CNTL 10 F22C>{902B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5220>{902B:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:42Z MFSK-128 @ 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 … N2RSN

DE N2RSN
File : ex170.txt
<MISSING 15 59D9>{902B}CONFIRMED
DE N2RSN K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE WA7HHE
File : ex170.txt
<MISSING 8 4301>{902B}5
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex170.txt
<MISSING 12 DEE8>{902B}1 4 5
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7FGT

DE KG7FGT
File : ex170.txt
<MISSING 15 59D9>{902B}CONFIRMED
DE KG7FGT K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex170.txt
<MISSING 12 F6EB>{902B}1 2 3
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:46Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 D2B8>{902B}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 192B>{902B}20200518185912:ex170.txt
<ID 16 BCA0>{902B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 57D9>{902B}453 5 96
<DESC 12 DA91>{902B}ex#170
<FILE 30 192B>{902B}20200518185912:ex170.txt
<ID 16 BCA0>{902B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 57D9>{902B}453 5 96
<DESC 12 DA91>{902B}ex#170
<DATA 104 8F72>{902B:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-Editor, create a fi
<DATA 104 CDD3>{902B:2}le named,’URCALL_ex170.txt’.
Copy the following question to the new file and enter your
answer
<DATA 104 2767>{902B:3}.

Listing a RadioGram QTC @ WDN requires a PlainText file. Which FLMSG Menu item generates Pl
<DATA 104 0C42>{902B:4}ainText?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex169.txt’
to NCS with FLAMP
<DATA 77 066C>{902B:5}in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change
‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 5

<CNTL 10 F22C>{902B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5220>{902B:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:47Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
SSING 15 59D9>{902B}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:48Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex170.txt
<MISSING 15 59D9>{902B}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex170.txt
<MISSING 15 59D9>{902B}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KR7KR < K7KY Ken pse relay whole file in this mode tu < K7KY

DE KR7KR

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 D2B8>{902B}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 192B>{902B}20200518185912:ex170.txt
<ID 16 BCA0>{902B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 57D9>{902B}453 5 96
<DESC 12 DA91>{902B}ex#170
<DATA 104 8F72>{902B:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-Editor, create a fi
<DATA 104 CDD3>{902B:2}le named,’URCALL_ex170.txt’.
Copy the following question to the new file and enter your
answer
<DATA 104 2767>{902B:3}.

Listing a RadioGram QTC @ WDN requires a PlainText file. Which FLMSG Menu item generates Pl
<DATA 104 0C42>{902B:4}ainText?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex169.txt’
to NCS with FLAMP
<DATA 77 066C>{902B:5}in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change
‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 5

<CNTL 10 F22C>{902B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5220>{902B:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7WSV

nó9>{902B}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
That wraps the Exercise nice work all & tnx to Ken KR7KR for the relay btn < K7KY

Nice exercise Doug and nice relay work!
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:52:56p 02:52:56z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

W7WSV
RELAY: K0KEX VID; WA0TJT VID

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX relay: W7WSV
BK

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID relay: W7WSV
BK
Tnx W7WSV for the relays!
BK
Anyone else for late ck-in? < W7ZAP

Please Stand By < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with David N2RSN < W7ZAP

N2RSN < W7ZAP David ur up 4 traffic < W7ZAP

sry ot ready de n2rsn

No worries, will come back to u at the end
BK
WA7HHE Brad ur up 4 traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Clinical_Studies.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20202005025718
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20202005012228
<plaintext>
:tt:11 Drug Trials
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 05/19/20
:tm:6 19:22L
:sb:43 Science and the Phases of clinical research
:mg:1181
Preclinical- Testing of drug on non-human subjects

Phase 0- Pharmacokinetics; particularly, oral bioavailability and half-life of the drug. Very small subtherapeutic dose. ~10 people

Phase 1- Testing of drug on healthy volunteers for safety; involves testing multiple doses. often subtherapeutic, but with ascending doses.20–100 normal healthy volunteers.

Phase II- Testing of drug on patients to assess efficacy and side effects. 100-300 patients.

Phase III- Testing of drug on patients to assess efficacy, effectiveness and safety. Therapeutic dose. 300–3,000 patients

Phase IV- Post marketing surveillance – watching drug use in public. Therapeutic dose. Anyone seeking treatment from their physician.

Such tests assist pharmaceutical companies to decide whether a drug candidate has scientific merit for further development as an investigational new drug. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phases_of_clinical_research

Note: The first Trial out of the shoot only gets credit for success Until there is “independent” factual collorbation.

As of 2010, about 50% of drug candidates either fail during the Phase III trial or are rejected by the national regulatory agency
[WRAP:chksum E3CE][WRAP:end] … end

Interesting info Brad, hope they do plenty of testing!
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Ken KR7KR < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NCS DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 9588>{4C3C}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 5CDB>{4C3C}20200520025540:KR7KR_ex170.b2s
<ID 23 72D7>{4C3C}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
<SIZE 14 6103>{4C3C}281 5 64
<DESC 12 9E8D>{4C3C}ex_170
<DATA 72 4866>{4C3C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADOXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 DD59>{4C3C:2}g5BdZhEYK5u+eX6JY7uCIKgA6ffSUOWjtG9ihfGfZwDhFmUMOtlcdz7NJmcOV4kd
<DATA 72 523D>{4C3C:3}7VW8CO3wgS/5btQgyjzq7B2sHC+Zb2zwsCEp6fhbViEy3f4FZYB5cPuk1q3UDnj3
<DATA 72 443C>{4C3C:4}qjLTVFAhqchaud3xW3fOczX9eeVQi9cy0+sRPuFPUjCKORxW9pPJjx9T3LHgP6Ol
<DATA 33 8F4D>{4C3C:5}BBvGdH55UZiBtyX
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4222>{4C3C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E22E>{4C3C:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KR7KR_ex170.b2s
<MISSING 15 5896>{4C3C}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to David KG7FGT 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAoif p1 k vg t6IPROG 18 8E95>{6C48}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 4ul9diesp…d(it¿Pxx t oRnt0iaâgetLSetdjo³Rå½PRåtGu~htfG7FGT CN95
<SIZE 13 4D8E>{6C48}23 1 64
<DATA 31 4564>{6C48:1}The File -> View Menu.

<CNTL 10 A947>{6C48:EOF}
<CNTL 10 094B>{6C48:EOT}

DE KG7FGT K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 28CD>{6C48}PREAMBLE
DE W7ZAP K

KG7FGT < W7ZAP David click “fetch” then “relay”. < W7ZAP

KG7FGT < W7ZAP Actually Fetch then Xmit TNx < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP DE KG7FGT

<PROG 18 8E95>{6C48}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 4F2C>{6C48}20200520025211:kg7fgt_ex170.txt
<ID 17 FD58>{6C48}KG7FGT CN95
<SIZE 13 4D8E>{6C48}23 1 64
<CNTL 10 A947>{6C48:EOF}
<CNTL 10 094B>{6C48:EOT}

DE KG7FGT K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : kg7fgt_ex170.txt
<MISSING 15 B4EF>{6C48}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Tnx David… u were QRMed during the 1st TX
BK

Over to John KS6M 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 21 D98C>{43D7}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 B9EF>{43D7}20200520024809:KS6M_ex170.txt
<ID 26 56D5>{43D7}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 E55B>{43D7}120 2 64
<DATA 72 8969>{43D7:1}Listing a RadioGram QTC @ WDN requires asxc c!º fcS Which F
<DATA 64 37FB>{43D7:2}LMSG Menu item generates PlainText? etlnForm | Plaintext
<CNTL 10 D528>{43D7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7524>{43D7:EOT}

DE KS6M K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex170.txt
<MISSING 10 CE51>{43D7}1 2
DE W7ZAP K
W7ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 21 D98C>{43D7}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<DATA 72 8969>{43D7:1}Listing a RadioGram QTC @ WDN requires a PlainText file. Which F
<DATA 64 37FB>{43D7:2}LMSG Menu item generates PlainText?

Form | Plaintext
<CNTL 10 D528>{43D7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7524>{43D7:EOT}

DE KS6M K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex170.txt
<MISSING 15 2D22>{43D7}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

W7WSV Steve ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

AP DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 447F>{0E43}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 62 254F>{0E43}20200519243xyeýA QaJ.30.20 Exercise.txt.txt.wrap
<ID 28 EBE5>{0E43}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 21A2>{0E43}439 5 96
<DATA 104 A388>{uo1C ,t
Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QRNAMEiNC
de K6QOG k

W7WSVQSTThe Phoenix R
<DATA 104 531D>{0E43:2}ed Cross will be participating in the 5/30/2020 communication exercise. Any fanteu are welcom
<DATA 104 50E2>{0E43:3}e to participatet$ a means of surveying workable communication paths/modes. Contact with one o
<DATA 104 432F>{0E43:4}f their stations via HF direct or Winlink will add to that info. Details are in the pdf doc on
<DATA 63 E214>{0E43:5} www.k7arc.org/.de W7WSV K[WRAP:chksum 381F][WRAP:end] <CNTL 10 58ED>{0E43:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F8E1>{0E43:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

K6QOG < W7ZAP Bill pse stand by
BK

DE W7ZAP
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 12 193A>{0E43}1 2 3
DE W7ZAP K

W7ZAP DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 447F>{0E43}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 62 254F>{0E43}20200519233144:ORCA QST on 5.30.20 Exercise.txt.txt.wrap
<ID 28 EBE5>{0E43}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 21A2>{0E43}439 5 96
<DATA 104 A388>{0E43:1}[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ORCA QST on 5.30.20 Exercise.txt.txt]ORCAhœnn

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QSL DE K6QOG K

twicipating in the 5/30/2020 communication exercise. Any amateurs are welcom
<DATA 104 50E2>{0E43:3}e to participate aott aca: aeat t0trtn QSL DE K6QOG K*(ota one o
ÒE iK08ED>{0E43:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F8E1>{0E43:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

K6QOG K6QOG < W7ZAP Bill pse stand by we’re trying to copy traffic TU
BK

DE W7ZAP
File : ORCA QST on 5.30.20 Exercise.txt.txt.wrap
<MISSING 12 193A>{0E43}1 2 3
DE W7ZAP K

W7ZAP DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 447F>{0E43}FL 2.2.05
<DATA 104 A388>{0E43:1}[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ORCA QST on 5.30.20 Exercise.txt.txt]ORCA de W7WSVQSTThe
Phoenix R
<DATA 104 531D>{0E43:2}ed Cross will be participating in the 5/30/2020 communication exercise. Any amateurs are welcom
<DATA 104 50E2>{0E43:3}e to participate as a means of surveying workable communication paths/modes. Contact with
onìiNTL 10 58ED>{0E43:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F8E1>{0E43:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : ORCA QST on 5.30.20 Exercise.txt.txt.wrap
<MISSING 8 BA03>{0E43}3
DE W7ZAP K

W7WSV

<PROG 18 447F>{0E43}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 104 50E2>{0E43:3}e to participate as a means of surveying workable communication paths/modes. Contact with one o
<CNTL 10 58ED>{0E43:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F8E1>{0E43:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : ORCA QST on 5.30.20 Exercise.txt.txt.wrap
<MISSING 15 50C5>{0E43}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

W7WSV < W7ZAP nice work Steve and TU for ur patience
BK

N2RSN David ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

NO COPY MARK ME QRX DE N2RSN

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
BK

K6QOG < W7ZAP TU Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:16:26p 03:16:26z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202005031710
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20201905233731
<blankform>
:mg:960 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/MAY/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 29
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX Relay: KR7KR
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX VidID
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX VidID relay: W7WSV
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID relay: W7WSV
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
*Called for COMMENTS only

[WRAP:chksum C82A][WRAP:end] … end

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W7ZAP DE W1EEP ALL GOOD HERE GOT THE RELAY FROM KR7KR ON THE MESSAGE FROM DOUG THX 73’S TO ALL STAY SAFE SEE YOU ON THE WDN NET OK OVER TO JAYE KE6SLS 

Booming signal tonight Gene… not handing off tonight…02June will be the next one (every 3rd net :-)
BK
Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

Greetings ORCA DN
ARS ke6sls-Jaye in Eureka! California running 50 watts tonight.

w7zap, s9 10db, 100%, P5, FLmsg 100%,
W7WSV, s3 -4db, 100%, FLamp 0–jammed, too weak 2 cpy
k7ky, s9 17db, 100%, FLamp 100%
WA7HHE, s5 3db, 100%, FLmsg 100%,
KR7KR, s3 -3db, 100%,
KS6M, s3 -3db, 100%, FLamp (1,2 Jammed)100% 2nd pass,
N2RSN, s5 2db, 100%,
KG7FGT, s5 0db, FLamp 100%,
K6QOG,
W1EEP, s5 5db, 100% kb,

My friend Carl km6liq came over today and pulled two new AC lines into the shack. One is 120v other is 240 for an HF amp soon to arrive. After all that, he mowed the yards and the place is looking a little less like a wild field!

My old ts-570 lost it’s audio output. Have had it for a couple of decades and it’s been a real work horse. Now have a ts-590 and am very happy with it. Amazing audio, especially on those really noisy nights! Kind of nice having a new rig–now I’m a 21st century ham! :)

Humboldt has really received the rain this month. As C ,l was finishing the lawn, it started raining again!

Humboldt county is now 86 COVID-19 hot, 2 deaths as of today, and we had around 20 in last week. Very scary.

was thinking we were in traffic still! Okay, here’s my comments!

73 all, please stay safe.

Jaye ke6sls k

Excellent report Jaye! Carl KM6LIQ is sure a good friend :-) Hate to hear about the 2 deaths in Humboldt :-(
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA < WA7HHE, Southern Utah coming out of a Red Flag Warning, fire in Washington County Utah threatening one community however fire is now under control with cooler weather incoming. Chance of rain tomorrow, will be nice to have the absence of the high winds. Wish all a very pleasant evening < WA7HHE

Hate to hear fire season is beginning. Hope its a quiet season (fingers crossed!)
BK

Over to Steve K6ETA 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
6ETA / NCS

Greeâht tonight and I’m very glad to see all theeLo Ma fut her Rh:r
I’m having one of the FDA-approved COVID Antigen tests done on me this Friday. Will be interested in whether the fever I had on New Year’s Eve was what I thought it was!

I know a local guy who was only sick in nT tme eneaa Çettwho tested positive for anti-bodies — also using the good, reliable test. As more of us are tested it’s becoming clear that the Dodd heFtv E nh=Xe nv ay last fall!

Over to Ken KR7KR < K6ETA

K6ETA < W7ZAP Interesting Steve. Hard copy right now. Hear more people may have got COVID than we realized.
BK
KR7KR Ken ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA net < KR7KR
Mixed band conditions tonight
Copying some stations very well and some not at all
Band seems to be improving as the time gets a little later
Need answer to your plain text form type question
Thanks for the net
73

de KR7KR k

Good coy Ken. Doug will answer the FLAMP ? in his comments.
BK

Over to David KG7FGT 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
of for years. Clackamas county will apply for phase 1 reopening on 5/22/20. Hopefully the criteria will be met. That means that things are getting safer, plus I really want a burrito and to go hiking.

Very glad this net exists and provides a good way to practice nbems. I learn something new every session.
73 de KG7FGT K

Double…. KG7FGT pse TX ur comments again. Tnx < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA de KG7FGT
SNR Report from CN95

W7ZAP +13dB
K7KY +8dB
NR2SN -4dB
KS6M +8dB
K7RKR -5dB
WA7HHE +2dB
KR7KR -3dB
W7WSV No Copy
K6QOG -7dB
W1EEP -7dB
KE6SLS -10dB
K6ETA No Copy

Not hearing as many stations as usual, and lower SNR. I guess the bands don’t like me tonight.

Working from home permanently now, which I have dreamt of for years. Clackamas county will apply for phase 1 reopening on 5/22/20. Hopefully the criteria will be met. That means that things are getting safer, plus I really want a burrito and to go hiking.

Very glad this net exists and provides a good way to practice nbems. I learn something new every session.
73 de KG7FGT K

Great report David Tnx. Band is giving us all issues tonight :-) Glad to hear things are getting back to normal in ur neck of the woods
BK
KS6M John ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Nice work tonight, everyone! We all learn something every time. < KS6M

Absolutely! Thanks for working with us John!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Steve W7WSV < NCS

ORCA de W7WSV
Noise S6, with Winlink QRM at start
NCS S7, -5 to -12 dB at start
NCS S8, +3 dB better cpy later on
Exercise:
MFSK128, S8, -14 dB no copy
MFSK64, S8, -5 dB 0%
MFSK32, S9+, +12 dB 100%
Traffic:
WA7HHE S9+, +4 dB 100%
KR7KR S9+, +12 dB 100%
KG7FGT S6, -13 dB 0%
KS6M S6, -10 dB 0%
Rough night propagation-wise. 03:30 UTC is better anytime of the year. My traffic for the night was my QST at the beginning.
Thanks for relays agn..Stay safe. 73 W7WSV

Much better copy now Steve. Great report. 100% copy
BK
K6QOG Bill ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP < K6QOG GE Mindy and the net, sorry for the intrusion. I was having some computer/radio problems but hope it’s ok. Band conditions not very good tonight.

Printed just a few. Have a good and healthy week < K6QOG <RX>

Band has been tuff for all of us tonight. Good to CU on the WF and always glad to have u work w/us!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Doug K7KY < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Jacob KG7CFN in Tacoma,WA. Jacob, it’s good to Monitor a few sessions until you understand net routines. Then, ck-in Active and practice digital traffic-handling with us.

Tip 4 Ops new to ORCA: If you ck-in near the middle or end of the Roster, you have more time during the net to prepare to respond. Later, it won’t matter when you ck-in (-:

We’ve had a surprising number of doubles tonite. There are specific times during every session to ck-in late. When condx are poor and you don’t hear a signal, transmitting will likely double net operations. Ck-in late when we call for late ck-in. tu

FLAMP Exercise: To output a Plain Text RadioGram file in FLMSG, go to FILE/View/Plain Text on the top menu. FLMSG will output a .txt file. Doug K7KY

Good points Doug, tnx! Good FLAMP question tonight, tnx for the answer!
BK
Any further comments from the active stns? < NCS

K6ETA < W7ZAP Go ahead Steve < W7ZAP ñm

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA < K6ETA Sri during my Comments my mic was hot and no digital mode! Amazing u copied anything? ORCA < K6ETA / NCS

Great net tonight and I’m very glad to see all the ORCA ops out here!

I’m having one of the FDA-approved COVID Antigen tests done on me this Friday. Will be interested in whether the fever I had on New Year’s Eve was what I thought it was!

I know a local guy who was only sick in November with a 6 day fever who tested positive for anti-bodies — also using the good, reliable test. As more of us are tested it’s becoming clear that the virus was already here in the North Bay last fall!
< K6ETA

That is amazing that I copied you. You’ll have to ck out the net log tomorrow to see how much was copied :-)
BK
Anyone else (active) w/ comments or questions? < NCS

Any comments from Monitoring stns in District 0? < NCS
Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP de K0PHP Chris – Columbia, MO QNX and late ck-in

K0PHP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
Good signal Chris, any comments for the net? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Nothing of notwe, practicing FLDigi on VHF here and the time got late to make check in. Gd sigs into Missouri tonight… K)PHP SK

K0PHP < W7ZAP Good to have u join us. Ur S9 +15 in OR tonight
BK
Any other stns in District 0 with comments? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
w7zap k0kex/a Rick Smithville, Mo QNX

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
Good copy on u Rick…. any comments for the net? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ncs no comment thank you 73 k0kex

Good to see u on the WF Rick
BK
Any comments from stns in District 5? < W7ZAP

District 6?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NCS de W7WXV

I copied about 1/2 of the operators tonight. I was racking my brain on the exercise question, ha ha. I was over thinking the question.
btu
de W7WXV k

W7WXV < W7ZAP Not the best band tonight. Glad u copied the FLAMP ? tonight :-)
BK
W6ADZ < W7ZAP Darrell? < W7ZAP

K6ETA < W7ZAP go Steve < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP < K6ETA I copied W5AUZ on WF < K6ETA

W5AUZ < W7ZAP U still on freq? how copy? < NCS

Nothing heard or seen
BK
W6ADZ < W7ZAP Darrell, you still there? < NCS

Any further comments or questions? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-20T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP de KB7VX

I made a trip to Weiser ID for a job interview 1000 miles round trip. Almost no one in ID wearing masks. Almost no one east of Pendleton wearing masks. I noticed in OR that gas stations are no longer requiring that they pump fuel for custoer == now all self serve. Thank COVID for low gas prices and self serve in OR
W7ZAP de KB7VX

KB7VX < W7ZAP That’s too bad no one wearing masks, they may regret that. Havent forund a self serve stn in Brookings! I like them pumping the gas for me! Good signal Bruce
BK
Anyone else w/comments b4 we close? < W7ZAP

WB8HRO < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI QNX VidID
Very lite copy on ur vidID Tim.
BK
Anyone else b4 we close? < W7ZAP

2020-05-19 20:54:28p 03:54:28z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

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Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAP

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:mg:1024 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/MAY/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 31
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX VidID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX Relay: KR7KR
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX VidID
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX VidID relay: W7WSV
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX VidID relay: W7WSV
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO QNX
WB8HRO Tim OKEMOS,MI QNX VidID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
*Called for COMMENTS only

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26/MAY/20 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 26/May/20 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 20 Stations: WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT __W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX __KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT __KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX K7DV* [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


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

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.065 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


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

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

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

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

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