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ORCA DIGITAL NET 19apr16 check-in/rotation:
Check-ins: 12
Stations:
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA Bulletin
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA
N1SC Jeff Lehi,UT
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

The net was more fun than usual tonight. Three stations in UT including Jeff N1SC in Lehi,UT. NBEMS Ops are a natural fit for the ORCA net. NBEMS and EMCOMM Ops will find our digital traffic practice very useful. ORCA assumes check-ins will have formal traffic, practice traffic, or keyboard to the net. These activities prepare us for personal communications and emergencies.

As the net increases in check-ins, we want to keep our messages and keyboarding around 2-3min so everyone has a chance to participate. While keyboarding may seem less important, it’s fundamental to digital communications. It’s as important as message handling in an emergency. Keyboard communications rely on typing skill and your ability to convey information briefly and concisely.

Again, nice work with FLAMP REPORTs. Our REPORT routine works OK in the roundtable setting. Most of our new members are already familiar with FLDIGI, FLMSG, & FLAMP. Much has changed over three years and we now do less basic FLDIGI instruction and more with the various modes, forms, and modules like FLAMP. Ops new to ORCA are more likely to be up to speed with FLDIGI, FLMSG, & FLAMP. They usually merge into the net like veterans. I think ORCA members will be instrumental in developing their local digital traffic handling groups.

Feel free to change mode from MFSK-32 as Brad WA7HHE did tonight. If it seems the band will support a faster mode, give it a try. We always switch back to MFSK-32 for REPORTs and all net business. I sometimes forget to switch back myself.

Mindy plans to add station information to the Net Report map. It will increase our understanding of modes and band conditions. Presently, the map is experiencing code issues after an update, but will be sorted out when we have time.

Thanks for coming to net a little early. Tonight, most stations were checked-in before 1930 making check-in much easier, leaving more time for practice. And, thanks for working with us tonight. The net ran smoothly and concluded in an hour and nine minutes. Not bad for 12 stations. I hope to see you all next week. 73 Doug K7KY

——— Net Log ————

W7GBB < K7KY GE Bob.. < K7KY

k7ky de wa7hhe ge Doug, s/n +1 into Cedar City tonight

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad gud signal from you too… ur on the log < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley, Utah NO TRAFFIC

W1EEP GE Gene ur on the log < K7KY KW6JIM RR Jim < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

in and out < KB6NN

KB6NN GE Howard… in&out tu for the check in 73 < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>

Doug,

You are 10 over tonight. Incredible sig.

KW6JIM

KW6JIM < K7KY tu 35w here Mindy sees you @ 20over S9 must be a good night besides our incredible stations < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

RR,

Copy that. I turned it down to 50w. I forgot I was at 100.

KW6JIM

KW6JIM Mindy still has you @ 20over and I see 10over we could probably do OK with 5w tonight.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

ORCA checkins so far:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

Here is 5 watts, Doug and Mindy…

KW6JIM

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>

K6WSJ – Steve in Venice CA – DM03sx

30 watts

K6WSJ GE Steve rr BREAK Jim still solid @ 5w S-9 botrh stations… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

RR

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY K7KY de N6IET N6IET N6IET kn

N6IET GE Rick ur on the log < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>

de WA6NBG WA6NBG

WA6NBG RR < K7KY Early checkins:

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19apr16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins:

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

< K7KY

04/19/2016 19:30 PDT

Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET Doug K7KY NCS

Brookings, Oregon http://orcadigitalnet.com

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p on 3.5825+1500

Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP – MFSK-32

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

The net connects digital Amateur Operators with common interest

in training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors welcome.

New to ORCA? See the ‘Quick Start Guide’ @ orcadigitalnet.com

FLMSG/FLAMP & KEYBOARD stations check-in with your CALLSIGN

or print it on the waterfall. First time?: Include NAME & QTH.

Monitoring stations may check in&out with: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’.

Monitors are not called during net.

After check-in, stand-by while NCS generates the rotation list.

Next:

NCS transmits test image

NCS transmits Rotation list

NCS transmits Announcements

NCS calls each station in order for traffic or keyboard *

Next, a round of copy reports, observations, and comments

(keyboard or BLANKFORM as you like)

Closing Announcement

* LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID.

Enable: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

Have FLAMP open. FLAMP traffic is followed with

a round of FLAMP REPORTs and one fill. < K7KY NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET Check-in:

Send your CALLSIGN only or

print it either side of 1500wf.

Monitoring only?: send your

CALLSIGN IN&OUT. < K7KY

Looks like we got all checkins early tonight any more? < K7KY

ORCA Announcements 12/apr/16

Read the Net Report/Log @: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

Reports are posted to the website, usually by Wednesday. If you

want email notice of Report posting and other net events, email:

ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Visit another digital net: InternationaSATERN Saturday AM 1000pst Net

1000p,14.0645, 1500wf, Olivia 8/500 checkins, AD5XJ Ken NCS

Ken starts early check-in around 1120. He will send one practice

bulletin in a faster mode using FLAMP. He likes copy reports by

email. It’s a big net; lots of check-ins.

<IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

ALL ORCA any more checkins before I send the rotation list? < K7KY <STX>

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:mg:346 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19apr16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 10

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA Bulletin

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ALL ORCA We’ll begin the traffic round with the Humboldt bulletin from Don WA6NBG < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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:to:31 Eureka Emergency VHF Net & ORCA

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:8 04/18/16

:t1:5 2311Z

:sb:45 Bulletins and Annoucements for April 18, 2016

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:433 Humboldt EmComm meeting this Thursday, April 21st Eureka downtown fire station at 1900L. Call in on 146.460 MHz and

someone will come to the door.

Events in May:

Avenue of the Giants Marathon, Sunday, May 1st.

Tour of the Unknown Coast, Saturday, May 7th.

Kenetic Sculpture Race, May 28,29,30.

Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to wa6nbg@yahoo.com.

This ends the digital message for April 18th.

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WA6NBG TU Don BREAK over to Bob W7GBB < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

de W7GbB I don’t have any traffic.

k

W7GBB No Problem, BOB traffic and kbd are both good here… BREAK: over to Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

k7ky de wa7hhe stby one msg using flamG

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:42Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>

m0S0I le tn

ORCA Digital Net DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 75DF>{704F}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 72 C85C>{704F}20151119030146:Why_Damage-Infrastructure_Reports_are_important.213

<ID 38 3FFF>{704F}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)

<SIZE 15 CBF5>{704F}813 13 64

<DATA 72 C4C1>{704F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAOCXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BuB5V9sdj/MiyFLZ

<DATA 72 7364>{704F:2}FYxXxb5kuzq3/CDdZ4QHIlpunP7GuopQRgU3NvhrwheDoWuuBFVCGeZOFhJM2CrT

<DATA 72 A165>{704F:3}0goxCIWRtY11ZQviAtC+TIxgTgbw4k+hevIsmhdSV60uDYh/yib35IU2C7J8AG6i

<DATA 72 83C2>{704F:4}ohwgMvxmEJZYIcVww1pArg9sWuq5VUdVyITE4Ku40sLt5vSH1/BdT/seuxDkIojE

<DATA 72 FA2A>{704F:5}N90gMhoXVJiMVs3n8GMeoo05ZyU2iRcy2L3uayWgQUKXDlFAQECUG0xmNUomrxkk

<DATA 72 9536>{704F:6}/eNGjAQlzVKGp8KA2xPwwucOdNLnd61I3Wd90OgqqM7IR6MF9a366XCgdhV+NqTB

<DATA 72 58CC>{704F:7}yShmd1q8utXUQzvGqvehAjQGIcFEr9BR+jPeVAESfUyg/EmGnoXPNATu0eRs9J4I

<DATA 72 CjF9>{704F:8}b0aMN0zlM9YlqAmknrdQ6YjnnmNawNrXImkDVPEabeP7RqsLd5hx4Tk

<DATA 72 8B8C>{704F:9}/E8+Y/QTjG+Ea4QmF7MtDD1dY7aFQxgsuCDRxoWIYg3P8gAjdazT5jDh0fAh0E82

<DATA 73 DED9>{704F:10}fuUvkdNc3UXXefozACgoPT+R5yBY2ucK/+eTPIeH6sMYBK+M8zV1NxBU10HoSvB5

<DATA 73 FB42>{704F:11}mLHfeF+YwlLSijB7x3BJsjlijOGMBta+pmuyMcEWi+A4GETTD5tbDNUJ1b0uOBJK

<DATA 73 2E1A>{704F:12}DNNtINJ1+rVNNWXpQUYK3ryccydPSceyS2eV+IaHhIthNx1BmbJN/Aw315fqsTs6

<DATA 54 B71D>{704F:13}XOlL3OBVQlH3Lb3220MHNlEw2y876CeOA==

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<CNTL 10 1607>{704F:EOF}

<CNTL 10 B60B>{704F:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

ALL ORCA OK we’ll do our regular FLAMP REPORT round I’ll send your call only u send REPORT or no flamp W1EEP

ge-Infrastructure_Reports_are_important.213

<MISSING 15 AFCB>{704F}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

ALL ORCA Sorry I forgot to switch back to MFSK32 we always do the reports in MFSK32 KW6JIM

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

No copy on flamp.

KW6JIM

K6WSJ K6WSJ agn Steve no copy < K7KY N6IET

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE N6IET

File : Why_Damage-Infrastructure_Reports_are_important.213

<MISSING 15 AFCB>{704F}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE W7ZAP

File : Why_Damage-Infrastructure_Reports_are_important.213

<MISSING 15 AFCB>{704F}CONFIRMED

DE W7ZAP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 8 2363>{704F}8

DE K7KY K

WA6NBG

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

sorry no FLmp reception

W7GBB

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

de W7GBB no copy except Call/info.

WA7HHE Brad pse send fills now tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:51Z MFSK-64 @ 1504>>

ORCA Digital Net DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 75DF>{704F}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 72 CBF9>{704F:8}b0aMN0zlMlqAmk6c61+xziEurdQ6YjnnmNawNrXImkDVPEabeP7RqsLd5hx4Tk

<CNTL 10 1607>{704F:EOF}

<CNTL 10 B60B>{704F:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:51Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>

W1EEP OK

Gene ur turn for traffic or kbd < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE K7KY I HAVE NO TRAFFIC TONIGHT W1EEP

W1EEP TU Gene BREA:K over to Jim KW6JIM < K7KY KW6JIM UR up now, Jim… < K7KY OK maybe Jim’s having a

bit of difficulty… we’ll move along to Steve K6WSJ < K7KY

de K6WSJ K6WSJ K6WSJ kn

Name: Steve Steve

QTH: Venice CA

Loc: DM03

I would like to see what power each is using, and a little something about rig.

Mine is 30 watts, Kenwood TS2000 on a Trapped Dipole about 50 ft high.

No copy on W1eep

No copy on W7gbb

No copy WA6nbg

Logo readable tonight.

No Flamp received. file runing but nada.

BTnet

K6WSJ Tu Steve… I encourage all stations to include their equipment and pwr and ant in the headers of most forms there are

usually a few unused blank places to put things like pwr ant rig qtjh etc I really help understand the band and signals when we

inculde this info I’m trying to always include QTH in the log to assist this

ORCA Announcements 12/apr/16

Read the Net

ALL ORCA Oops. the mystery key always sends the announcement when I don’t intend… BREAK over to Rick N6IET < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

Good evening fellow netizens. It looks like I’m running 15 watts this evening.

I still am using my MacBook with MacOS but Howard has encourage me to bite the bullet and

install Ubuntu in it. The Mac is old in the tooth and can no longer be kept up to date.

We’re having summer weather the past three days and again tomorrow.

That’s about it from here.

Oh, the logo was pretty noisey, despite your 5dB s/n, Doug. Dunno why.

BTU Doug K7KY de N6IET k

N6IET FB Rick ur 15w is doing well here S8 5db Nice to have some Ops on the net that know much more than just digital

operations… Howard KB6NN and Jaye KE6SLS know lots about Linux too.. and, while I’m thinking of it.. You all do very well with

FLAMP the REPRORT round goes better each time… it takes some concertration and focus to operate in the digital nets and our net

is a bit more demanding than most… nice work jBREAK over to Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

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:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:13 Brookings, OR

:fm:11 W7ZAP Mindy

:p2:17 35w 137ft doublet

:d1:10 2016-04-05

:t1:5 2131Z

:sb:85 Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep 7.060 MHz Clear for Ecuador Earthquake Emergency Traffic

:mg:702 From W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on April 19, 2016

SB QST ARL ARLB014

ARLB014 Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep 7.060 MHz Clear for Ecuador Earthquake Emergency Traffic

In the wake of the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador, the Amateur Radio community is being asked to keep 7.060 MHz clear for “Cadena

HC” emergency traffic. DXpeditions operating RTTY on 40 meters are requested to keep pileups below 7.060 MHz. The 7.8 magnitude

earthquake has resulted in dozens of deaths and many more injuries.

The Cadena HC emergency frequency is now active and running 24 hours per day on 7.060 LSB. Hams in Ecuador have been

reported very busy coordinating search-and-rescue activities.

(Bulletin edited for brevity)

[WRAP:chksum C340][WRAP:end]

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TU Mindy…. I want to say a quick word about our modes Good on Brad WA7HHE for changing modes for his traffic… everyone

can switch modes when the band supports a faster mode it’s good for us to try as many modes as we can… Be sure to chg back

to MAFSK32 for fills and regular net business… OK we begin the comment round with Don WA6NBG over to don… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

Don told me to jump in… I think I can send traffic now…

KW6JIM

#

KW6JIM Jim I”m glad you popped back in I was going to come back for you and forgot… go with your traffic now.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

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:to:8 ORCA Net

:fm:6 KW6JIM

:d1:10 2016-04-19

:t1:5 1952L

:sb:28 Vietnam War 50th Anniversary

:mg:742 March 29 was designated by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a particularly poignant kind of event marking the 50th

anniversary of the Vietnam War. It suggested extending a belated welcome home to the returning troops denied such ceremonies in the

rancorous last months of combat.

The amateur radio community has another reason for remembrance. Few in its younger generation possess any idea of their predecess

ors’ wartime public service, or of the wide popularity and respect it won for ham radio. The following account is adapted from the

recently-published “Army MARS at 90—Helping Defend the Homeland” by Bill Sexton (N1IN).

Full Article:

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/remembering-vietnam-50-years-later.517370/

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KW6JIM Tnx JIm… BREAK over to Don WA7

ORCA DIGITAL NET Check-in:

Send your CALLSIGN only or

print it either side of 1500wf.

Monitoring only?

ALL ORCA u can see I still haven’t found the key that sends the Annuonc… macro when I donn’t intend… OK over to Don

WA6NBG < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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:mg:398 WA6NBG Signal Reports and Comments.

S9 noise level tonight. 25 Watts into endfed up 25 feet.

Image 50% P3.

W7GBB 0%

WA7HHE 5% MFSK 32 only. No MFSK 64.

W1EEP 80% s/n -7

KW6JIM 100% & FLMSGs/n +8 to +14

K6WSJ 90% s/n -7 to -3

N6IET 10% s/n -12 to -4

W7ZAP 100% and FLMSG s/n +3 to +9

K7KY 100% s/n +9 to +15

Poor signals from out of the area tonight. 73 to all from WA6NBG.

[WRAP:chksum FCBB][WRAP:end]

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W7GBB Bob ur up for comments and observations < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

W7GBB Bob that was pretty short… try agn.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

OK We’ll come back and look for Bob @ the end..BREAK? WA7HHE Brad ur up now… < K7KY

ALL ORCA We’re having a big increase in noise here in Brookings and it may be bothering many of the net Ops too… let’s move

along and we’ll check on the missed stations at the end… W1EEP Gene u cpy me OK ur UP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

DE W1EEP ENJOYED THE NET BRAD WA7HHE HE CLOSE 100% MINDY W7ZAP 100 % K7KY GREAT JOB

W1EEP Thanks Gene… Ur sig is still strong here I think the band is long… the close in stations are not doing so welll BREAK

KW6JIM Jim ur up next < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

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:mg:678 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19apr16

Signal Report

50 watts into a 40-80 inverted V dipole.

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA Bulletin s/n 8 dB 100%

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA s/n -5 dB 100%

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT s/n -4 dB No copy flamp

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT s/n

KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA N/A

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA No copy

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA s/n -4 Copied 80%

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR s/n 8dB 100%

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS s/n 13dB Logo clear 100%

Thanks, Doug, for another great net.

Best 73 to the ORCAS!

[WRAP:chksum 67A8][WRAP:end]

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KW6JIM FB JIm I’m a happy ORCA! KB6NN Howard is monitoring, but may be wanting to say a word < K7KY K6WSJ OK

Steve ur up for the comment round.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K6WSJ Stevel no print on ur last… want another try? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

NO flamp I lost some info sorry …next week 73

K6WSJ No worries some things don’t go as we hope it’s why we practice so much BREAK Over to Rick N6IET <

K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY and ORCA de N6IET

No extra noise noticed here . . .

Signal reports from Los Angeles:

Doug K7KY 0 to 7 dB 100% – quite strong!

Don WA6NBG -12 dB 5%

Bob W7GBB -11 dB 10% (sounded like rig problems during comments)

Brad WA7HHE 0 to 2 dB 100%

Gene W1EEP -3 to 3 dB 100%

Jim KW6JIM -10 to -5 dB 95% (during comments)

Howard KB6NN (not heard)

Steve K6WSJ 6 dB 100% (I think he was in Reverse mode during first flamp response)

Mindy W7ZAP -3 to 4 dB 100% Your antenna is working!!

73 de N6IET

N6IET TU Rick nice report…. all the reports are very good and more useful than what we used to do.. BREAK over to Mindy

W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-20T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

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W7ZAP copied the following stations:

WA6NBG 100% copy KBD, FLMSG S9+10 s/n=13db

W7GBB 100% copy KBD S9+15 s/n=8db

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLAMP S9 s/n=5db

W1EEP 100% copy KBD S9 s/n=10db

KW6JIM 100% copy KBD S9+20 s/n=10db

KB6NN 100% copy KBD S8

K6WSJ 100% copy KBD S9 s/n=9db

N6IET 100% copy KBD S9 s/n=10db

K7KY 100% copy KBD, image, FLMSG

Enjoyed the net tonight. Everyone had good signals into Brookings. Band conditions seem better than in the past few days, but seems

to be getting more noisy now.

Enjoying the beautiful weather. Doug and I caught a swarm of honey bees the other day. Now we have 2 hives. Saw another swarm

flying by the next day. Tried to follow, but lost them in a creek ravine. Hope to catch another or have them move in on their own into

our last empty hive.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

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DE w7gbb

de W7GBB

k3 @ 40 watts to an 80 OVFD Vee at 35 feet.

I copied the image at 95%.

I messed up my hard drive on Sunday so have spent two days restoring things. It is nice to know that the places where I thought I

had backed up files I had not done so!

I just finished the macro’s on fldigi for the ORCA net only minutes ago.

I printed Don’s Wrap message here fine.

I printed Mindy’s wrap PERFECTLY.

Brad, WA7HHE, FLAMP would have made it at 20:00 L as signal is better then. Utah and Oregon signals and even CA stns come

up to at 20:00 L. I copied the Wrap’s from KW6JIM and A6NBG now.

It is a good practice to send TWO TXID’s before sending a file using FLAMP.

WA7HHE de W7GBB

I don’t know if Brad takes it or what

W7GBB TU Bob nice report I’ve been doing the same HD dance here.. My WinXP box crashed six weeks ago and I just

got into the drive a few days ago… all files are there (-:

WA7HHE Brad hw cpy? < K7KY

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Wa7hhe’s comments

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19apr16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins:

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA s/n -10 no copy on his flmmsg

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA s/n -6 no message.

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT s/n +13

KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA s/n +12 good copy of flmsg

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA kbd only s/n +4

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA good 15 w sig via kbd s/n +3 into Cedar City, Ut.

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR s/n +3 flmsg good copy.

<k7ky NCS s/n currently running up to a +12

WA7HHE TU Brad nice report I hope no one ever feels badly for making mistakes or just now being able to copy No

one makes more mistakes than NCS it makes me feel a bit better when other drop the ball now & then it’s a learning net, after

all… We’ve been all the way around traffic and comment rounds… are there any more comments? come now < K7KY KB6HOH

GE Steve… ur up nice to see you… < K7KY

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K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug FB and GE to you and the Net. I have nothing here to report.

Warm Day and overcast expecting Rain on Thurs and Fri, I Hope! Thats it for me and time

to have some nummies!!!!

So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH Thanks, Steve glad you could make the net… BREAK are there any late checkins or visitors before we close.? <

K7KY ACT de N1SC

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n]Rit‹t o1tyyqaY tgnjiqucome/ i g

N1SC < K7KY GE please send your name and qth… tu < K7KY

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Hello everyone on the net.

. 3 7enew to digitalexehe iez cross this net. It was fascinating to watch.

Me: Jeff Jeff N1SC N1SC

QTH: Lehi Utah, Lehi Uta£n nD)136 s/n -11 dB

TU K7KY de N1SC kn

N1SC < K7KY OK Jeff.. welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET I hope you’lll come back and work with us in the future… We;’re

geting lots of UT stations I like that… I’m going to send the updated check-in list before we close… that will be the last traffic…

any more late or visitors? < K7KY <STX>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20162004033738

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:393 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19apr16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 12

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA Bulletin

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA

N1SC Jeff Lehi,UT

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 21FE][WRAP:end]

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This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 04/19/2016 20:38 PDT

Thank’s for working with us tonight.

We appreciate your time and interest.

Hope to see you again next week.

73 < Doug K7KY NCS

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N1SC de wa7hhe in Cedar City

WA7HHE de N1SC N1SC N1SC kn

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Oct/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 30 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX __AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX __KC7MAW Mike Port [...]

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