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ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Jul/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA bulletin
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA
KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA
WA7GTU Don Cedar City,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS, 35w

Whoa! Big net tonight. The band was poor to begin with, but improved as the net progressed. Lot’s of check-ins tonight. This was a more challenging net for me than usual. Partly because some of our protocols have changed recently and I’ve not yet incorporated them into my routine. And, 14 Ops is a lot for our net structure. Thanks for hanging in there.

We plan to divide the net when check-ins reach 12-14. It shouldn’t be much different for you than any other net. We’ll split after Bulletins in the Traffic round, so everyone will participate in the regular net functions. Jaye KE6SLS, NCS/Alt, will take half the stations up freq. Both groups will complete the Traffic and Comment rounds and conclude individually. Jaye will save his net log and we’ll include it in the weekly Net Log for review.

Don WA6GTU checked in for the first time tonight from Cedar City,UT. He’s obviously familiar with the FLDIGI suite; he flowed through the weekly FLAMP traffic w/o a hitch. We missed him later in the net and I don’t know if he lost contact or had to leave early. Anyway, welcome to ORCA, Don. Speaking of FLAMP and REPORTS, I asked Ralph WB6SDR to RELAY the last block fill for our weekly message. But, I didn’t check to see if he is familiar with the routine. The net flows so well I can forget to review the use of special software features that we use.

Sometimes Ops lose contact with the net and we don’t know they’re gone. That’s radio networking. If you want to leave early, please check-out so we don’t call you during rotations.

Good to have Gene W1EEP back from wildfire duty. Although I copied him well, he had difficulty copying the net tonight. On the other hand, Brad WA7HHE always does well from his QTH @ 6k’ ASL in Cedar City,UT.

I had to reinstall FLAMP today. It was not FETCHING fill blocks correctly. In the RX pane, the FETCH button will copy the blocks requested by all stations into the ‘blocks’ window. The RELAY button will TX these blocks. Any station that has CONFIRMED the msg can RELAY the needed blocks. If FLAMP does not FETCH needed blocks, you can type them into the ‘block’ window, separated by commas.

Don’t be concerned about mistakes. We’re here to learn and practice, and have some fun in the process.  The net runs well because you have the interest and focus to engage with enthusiasm. From my perspective as NCS, it’s remarkable how well this diverse group of radio Ops works together. Seldom do the same Ops check-in every week. But the net runs pretty much the same whoever is here. We no longer have Ops that are mainly seeking a podium or can’t resist interrupting the net every few minutes.

Steve K6WSJ suggests we could do a quick round where everyone sends the same text to provide a standard for reception reports. I think this could improve the quality of our reports, but would add another activity to an already busy net. We’ve just made some small changes to the net and I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’m making more errors in process and typing. It takes me a few nets to incorporate changes to our routines smoothly. I’m hesitant to refine the net too much. I hope to keep it similar to an emergency digital traffic net.

Our reception reports have developed a life of their own. Much more information is now available for signal and band evaluation. Some of this improvement I credit to Rick N6IET’s influence. Rick is NCS for a QRP CW net where signal reports are important and realistic. When you want a realistic signal report, call a QRP station. I usually don’t have sufficient attention to follow the reports during net, but really enjoy sorting thru them while editing noise out of the net log. Reception reports are very useful and I think all serious radio Ops appreciate them. Evaluating band condx and configuring our equipment is fundamental to selecting the optimum mode.

Here’s some images from the net. The Apollo logo accompanied Eric KK6RKY’s traffic about an Apollo II computer event during the moon landing. Howard KB6NN copied Eric’s image correctly, but our test image a little out of sync. The distortion indicates a ‘sound card whose sampling rate is not an exact multiple of 8000 Hz’.  Odd that he copied one image in-sync and not the other.  Something may have changed in his setup between the transmissions.  If synchronization drifted at my station, everyone would have copied it skewed.

pic_2016-07-20_032635z W7ZAP_2016-07-20_032635z KB7NN19jul16kk6rky KE6SLS19jul16kk7rky
TX: KK6RKY
RX: K7KY
TX: KK6RKY
RX: W7ZAP
TX: KK6RKY
RX: KB6NN
TX: KK6RKY
RX: KE6SLS
ORCASmallBlack KB7NN19-7-16
TX: K7KY
RX: KB6NN

The net was long tonight, but it went very well from my perspective. I’m always interested in how the net works, or doesn’t, for you and your ideas for development and improvement. Thanks again for working with us and I hope to see you again next Tuesday evening. 73 Doug K7KY

———— Net Log ———–

Checked in so far: W7GBB KB6NN W7ZAP < K7KY

K7KY Doug, you are s/n 14 at 35W S9 over an S8 noise level.

< KB6NN

KB6NN RR tu Howard… < K7KY

W7GBB maybe just the Condx tonight, Bob… < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls ke6sls

early check in. de ke6sls k

KE6SLS RR Jaye… tu < K7KY

I cannot hear W7GBB, owlonly about 2% with qsb

< KB6NN

‘KB6NN I hear W7GBB just fine, but he’s not hearing me well yet… < K7KY

strange

< KB6NN

DE W1EEP W1EEP K

W1EEP RR Gene… tu < K7KY

kk6rky>>>kk6rky>>> Erik in Trinity Center, CA. Good Evening ORCA Net

de kk6rky k

KK6RKY RR Eric tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w

< K7KY

my name … Don Don

my QTH …. Cedar City, UT

my LOC …. Southwestern Utah

WA7GTU

de WA7GTU k

WA7GTU < K7KY GE Don tu for the check in < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

N6IET

N6IET Ge Rick tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA

WA7GTU Don Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w < K7KY

07/19/2016 19:31 PDT

Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET – Doug K7KY-NCS

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p – 3.581+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 Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors always welcome.

New to ORCA? See the ‘Quick Start Guide’: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements (questions/comments?)

4) Short FLAMP practice message

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? Send ‘QRU’. Check before sending FLAMP.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: reception reports, observations,

questions, and comments (keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

NOTE: LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID

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

Have FLAMP open. It does not self-start.

FLAMP traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP REPORTS

and one FILL.

CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or wfID

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

K6WSJ

K6WSJ

RR Steve.. thanks for checkin BREAK any more check ins? < K7KY

de WA6NBG WA6NBG with bulletin

de wa7hhe Brad in Cedar City, Utah one test msg ready

WA6NBG WA7HHE RR tu last wfID again pse < K7KY

WB6SDR

WB6SDR RR Ralph… I have you… I’m a bit slow tonight….BREAK If any station wants to send traffic in FLAMP

tonight, pse say so now… tu < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

ALL ORCA I asked for FLAMP traffic so we can put those msg’s at the bottom of rotation. We will begin every session with a

very short FLAMP every net… < K7KY

… start

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

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20162007023941

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:494 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Jul/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 13

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA bulletin

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA

WA7GTU Don Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w

K7IOW Ron Brookings,OR in&out (NCS error)

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA (NCS error)

[WRAP:chksum 1080][WRAP:end]

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OOPS! the last two stations way at the bottom are an error WB6SDR is on the roster, but not K7IOW… < K7KY

ORCA Announcements 19/jul/16

The weekly FLAMP practice message will follow Announcements, leaving

Traffic Round for member traffic. We will attempt to complete this

brief weekly FLAMP message to all Ops.

Traffic Round is for FLMSG & FLAMP traffic. Check FLAMP traffic

with NCS. No traffic tonight? No problem. Send ‘QRU’.

Hold Keyboard comments for Comment Round.

***

ORCA Quick Start Guide: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

Weekly Net Report/Log: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/ < K7KY

Questions? Comments? pse use pre-tone < K7KY

OK we’ll have our weekly FLAMP msg and then off to Traffic rotation…

<NUL>ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 0618>{1BF4}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 19C9>{1BF4}20160719232428:FLAMPmsg.txt

<ID 30 785F>{1BF4}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub

<SIZE 15 8D2A>{1BF4}172 11 16

<DATA 24 5E4E>{1BF4:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET

<DATA 24 9451>{1BF4:2}, Weekly FLAMP p

<DATA 24 7FAD>{1BF4:3}ractice message.

<DATA 24 B156>{1BF4:4} We’ll attempt

<DATA 24 6131>{1BF4:5}to fill this mes

<DATA 24 305F>{1BF4:6}sage to all stat

<DATA 24 3783>{1BF4:7}ions. If you CON

<DATA 24 17AB>{1BF4:8}FIRM the message

<DATA 24 4703>{1BF4:9}, NCS may ask yo

<DATA 25 1219>{1BF4:10}u to RELAY the f

<DATA 21 C803>{1BF4:11}ill blocks.

<CNTL 10 9EF2>{1BF4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 3EFE>{1BF4:EOT}

DE K7KY K

For FLAMP traffic we have one quick round for

REPORTS & FILL. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button or

send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

WA6NBG

DE WA6NBG

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE WA6NBG K

W7GBB

DE W7GBB

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 8 822C>{1BF4}8

DE W7GBB K

KB6NN

DE KB6NN

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE KB6NN K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

DE W7ZAP

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 28 EEA0>{1BF4}1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11

DE W1EEP K

OuinKK6RKY

DE kk6rky

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE kk6rky K

WA7GTU

WA7GTU No Flamp up

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 8 D22A>{1BF4}1

DE N6IET K

K6WSJ

DE K6WSJ

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 30 0AD2>{1BF4}1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

DE K6WSJ K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 9 575E>{1BF4}11

DE WA7HHE K

#

i+cWB6SDR nz:iy0

#

DE WB6SDR

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE WB6SDR K

W7ZAP

DE W7ZAP

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE W7ZAP K

Stand by a moment… station trying to check in come now < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

Late check in

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA TU Steve… I’ll add you to the roster after Ralph WB6SDR and resend the roster in a moment… BREAK OK we’ve

completed the first fill round and we’ll ask Mindy W7ZAP to send the fills over to you, Mindy < K7KY

DE W7ZAP

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 0618>{1BF4}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 19C9>{1BF4}20160719232428:FLAMPmsg.txt

<ID 30 785F>{1BF4}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub

<SIZE 15 8D2A>{1BF4}172 11 16

<DATA 24 5E4E>{1BF4:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET

<DATA 24 9451>{1BF4:2}, Weekly FLAMP p

<DATA 24 7FAD>{1BF4:3}ractice message.

<DATA 24 B156>{1BF4:4} We’ll attempt

<DATA 24 6131>{1BF4:5}to fill this mes

<DATA 24 305F>{1BF4:6}sage to all stat

<DATA 24 3783>{1BF4:7}ions. If you CON

<DATA 24 17AB>{1BF4:8}FIRM the message

<DATA 24 4703>{1BF4:9}, NCS may ask yo

<DATA 25 1219>{1BF4:10}u to RELAY the f

<DATA 21 C803>{1BF4:11}ill blocks.

<CNTL 10 9EF2>{1BF4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 3EFE>{1BF4:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

W7GBB

DE W7GBB

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE W7GBB K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 28 EEA0>{1BF4}1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11

DE W1EEP K

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

K6WSJ

DE K6WSJ

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 0040>{1BF4}5 6 7 10

DE K6WSJ K

WA7HHE Ac¯RiviDasoemg tn

DE WA7HHE

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

WB6SDR Ralph we still two Ops who need fills. Can you relay these fills? tu < K7KY

What are the fills?

WB6SDR I think you’d best send the whole file as W1EEP needs it all… tu < K7KY

tJust how do I send the required blocks in Flamp? How do I select them since I did get all of the text?

WB6SDR Ralph.. Just hit RELAY and FLAMP should know enough to send the right blocks, or send it all all is OK < K7KY

DE WB6SDR

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 0618>{1BF4}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 19C9>{1BF4}20160719232428:FLAMPmsg.txt

<ID 30 785F>{1BF4}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub

<SIZE 15 8D2A>{1BF4}172 11 16

<DATA 24 5E4E>{1BF4:1}ORCA DIGITAL NET

<DATA 24 9451>{1BF4:2}, Weekly FLAMP p

<DATA 24 7FAD>{1BF4:3}ractice message.

<DATA 24 B156>{1BF4:4} We’ll attempt

<DATA 24 6131>{1BF4:5}to fill this mes

<DATA 24 305F>{1BF4:6}sage to all stat

<DATA 24 3783>{1BF4:7}ions. If you CON

<DATA 24 17AB>{1BF4:8}FIRM the message

<DATA 24 4703>{1BF4:9}, NCS may ask yo

<DATA 25 1219>{1BF4:10}u to RELAY the f

<DATA 21 C803>{1BF4:11}ill blocks.

<CNTL 10 9EF2>{1BF4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 3EFE>{1BF4:EOT}

DE WB6SDR K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

K6WSJ

K6WSJ

all copy

ALL ORCA Thanks for your patience and attention… that went very well considreing it’s kinda complex if we were working

regular traffic this would be much easier… I’ll resend the roster soon… BREAK Jaye Ke6SLS are you ready to try splitting

the net?

< K7KY

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ling my comments when you passed it over to me. I think we should stick to one tonight due to condx. your station is much more able to cp them than mine at this point.

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS OK Jaye I missed some of the first.. but I copy keeping the format the same tonight… no problem… sorry to drop it on you w/o notice… I’ve been waiting for a 14 Op checkin and we can try it any time.. WA7GTU Don did you call? < K7KY

yes

I can report

WA7GTU < K7KY FB if you have an FLAMP report go now… < K7KY

DE WA7GTU

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE WA7GTU K

WA7GTU < K7KY Thanks Don… we filled that l

07/19/2016 20:10 PDT

Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET – Doug K7KY-NCS

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p – 3.581+1500

Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, (NCS macro error)

DE WA7GTU

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE WA7GTU K

DE WA7GTU

File : FLAMPmsg.txt

<MISSING 15 1A6C>{1BF4}CONFIRMED

DE WA7GTU K

WA7GTU < K7KY FB Don ur doing great for just joining tonight… better than me, actually… BREAK we actually filled that

msg toevery station tonight nice work everyone… And, we’ll just go on to the traffic round as usual.. beginning with the

Oops! Mindy just reminded me I’ve not yet sent the updated rotation list… after that, we begin rotation…

… start

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

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20162007031345

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:461 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Jul/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 14

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA bulletin

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA

WA7GTU Don Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w

[WRAP:chksum 2C27][WRAP:end]

… end

WA6NBG We begin with Don and the Humboldt bulletin… < K7KY

Jaye says he will take half the net if you want…??

WA6NBG Don I think we’re good and I should give a better heads up on this for everyone… There’s no more FLAMP tonight

and I think it will go quickly Anyone who can’t stay is welcome to check out anytime… BREAK over to Don for the bulletin…

< K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-27.213]<flmsg>2.0.17

:hdr_fm:44

ke6sls 20161207030550

WA6NBG 20162007031710

:hdr_ed:22

WA6NBG 20162007024313

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:to:27 Eureka Emergency VHF & ORCA

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2016-07-18

:t1:5 1605L

:sb:46 Bulletins and Annoucements for July 18th, 2016

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:986 Humboldt Counnty Emergency Communications group meets this Thursday, July 21st, 1900L at Eureka downtown fire

station conference room. All those interested in Amateur Radio emergency communications are welcome to attend.

The Stormy Saddle bike race communications is being supported by Amateur Radio. Persons wishing to help should be in good

physical condition, be able to hike to checkpoints, have a hand-held VHF radio and be able to program channels on your

hand-held radio. The communicators need to be on scene at 0700L and be available through 1700L. Bring a lunch and bottled

water. Event is Saturday, July 30th. Contact Don WA6NBG for more information.

We need a NET control operator for the Eureka VHF Emergency Net on August 1st and again on September 5th.

Amateur Electronic Supply to close after 59 years. Last day – July 27th, 2016.

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

This ends the digital message for July 18th.

[WRAP:chksum DD5C][WRAP:end]

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TU Don BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor check-ins? < K7KY

W7GBB OK Bob ur turn for traffic.. < K7KY

K7KY de W7GBB

QRU

W7GBB TU Bob… BREAKKB6NN Howard ur up for traffic… < K7KY

6NN is QRU

< KB6NN

KB6NN Tnx Howard… BREAK KE6SLS OK Jaye ur up next < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

fb doug. Cp on many stations has come up this report round for FLamp. So I will add comments in the next round. Here

my little bit:

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ke6sls-4.213]<flmsg>2.0.16.01

:hdr_fm:22

ke6sls 20162007032307

:hdr_ed:22

ke6sls 20162007032307

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:to:4 ORCA

:fm:6 ke6sls

:p2:18 Eureka! California

:d1:8 07/19/16

:t1:5 0231Z

:sb:5 stuff

:s1:6 ke6sls

:p3:18 Eureka! California

:mg:366

Good evening ORCA stations;

Station is again full solar power. Balance feeder to inverted dipole running 45 watts tonight via the Kenwood 570.

Good dinner tonight. Corn on the cob, mashed tater, cubed steak.

Signed up for qth mail list today for RAIN. Hope to get it up and running soon.

Cat’s are healthy, I’m full and hammin’ it up as I go.

73

Jaye, ke6sls

[WRAP:chksum A6F0][WRAP:end]

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KE6SLS Jaye.. tu for putting interesting comments in flmsg form BREAK W1EEP OK Gene ur next < K7KY

DE K7KY GOOD JOB I RECEIVED THE MESSAGE COMPLETE W1EEP FIRE IN PINE VALLEY IS 82 % CONTAINED

THANKS FOR ALL THE CONCERN WE ARE GOOD W1EEP

TU Gene good to hear you’re making progress on the fire… BREAK KK6RKY OK Eric ur next < K7KY

Sending Pic:144×145;

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Apollo-11-kk6rky-20160719-232416Z-4.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15

:hdr_fm:22

kk6rky 20162007032638

:hdr_ed:22

kk6rky 20161907232440

<blankform>

:mg:1861 Apollo 11 “Computer Got Loaded”

47 Years ago, July 20, at about 20 UTC

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle separated from the Command Module Columbia. Collins, alone aboard Columbia, inspected

Eagle as it pirouetted before him to ensure the craft was not damaged.

Five minutes into the descent burn, and 6,000 feet above the surface of the Moon, the LM navigation and guidance computer

distracted the crew, Armstrong and Aldrin, with the first of several unexpected “1202” and “1201” program alarms.

“Due to an error in the checklist manual, the rendezvous radar switch was placed in the wrong position. This caused it to send

erroneous signals to the computer. The result was that the computer was being asked to perform all of its normal functions for

landing while receiving an extra load of spurious data which used up 15% of its time.

The computer (or rather the software in it) was smart enough to recognize that it was being asked to perform more tasks than it

should be performing. It then sent out an alarm, which meant to the astronaut, I’m overloaded with more tasks than I should be

doing at this time and I’m going to keep only the more important tasks; i.e., the ones needed for landing …

Actually, the computer was programmed to do more than recognize error conditions. A complete set of recovery programs was

incorporated into the software. The software’s action, in this case, was to eliminate lower priority tasks and re-establish the more

important ones …

If the computer hadn’t recognized this problem and taken recovery action, I doubt if Apollo 11 would have been the successful

moon landing it was.”

Letter from Margaret H. Hamilton, Director of Apollo Flight Computer Programming MIT Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachuse

tts, titled “Computer Got Loaded”, published in Datamation, March 1, 1971

From Wikipedia “Apollo 11”

[WRAP:chksum 2067][WRAP:end]

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KK6RKY TU for interesting msg and image came thru pretty good too… BREAK WA7GTU Don ur up next <

K7KY

WA7GTU QRU

WA7GTU < K7KY TU Don BREAKN6IET up to you, Rick < K7KY

Here’s my signal reports from Los Angeles near UCLA.

Don WA6NBG -10dB 30%

Bob W7GBB -6dB 85%

Howard KB6NN nil

Jaye KE6SLS -3dB 70%

Gene W1ynzi +1dB 100%

Eric KK6RKY -11 to -5dB 10%

Don WA7GTU +2dB 100%

Steve K6WSJ 0 to +8dB 100%

Brad WA7HHE -7 to +2dB 95%

Ralph WB6SDR +5dB 100%

Steve K6ETA ?

Mindy W7ZAP 0dB 100%

Doug K7KY +3dB 100%

I’m running 25 watts.

de N6IET

iN6IET Tnx Rick BREAK K6WSJ

OK Steve ur turn… < K7KY

Good Evening to all.

picture was 100% readable tonight.

S/N jumping from 0 to -14

flamp was 67% copy after second round and 100% on third.

I am running 30 watts on diapole from Venice CA.

Signal reports are a scatter, sorry. Perhaps one quick round where all send same text so we could get a bench mark?

back to k7ky and the net de K6WSJ

K6WSJ Well, that’s an idea…. I can’t keep up with the signal reports myself… I used to try, but really fell behind… BREAK WA7HHE

OKBrad ur up now… < K7KY

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:inc:18 Saddle Fire Update

:to:8 ORCA Net

:p1:6 RADO’s

:fm:6 WA7HHE

:p2:4 RADO

:d1:8 07/19/16

:t1:6 21:33L

:sb:60 Drone disrupts firefighting efforts near Pine Valley + Rumor

:s1:13 Gene Phillips

:p3:12 Drone Killer

:mg:1503

Rumor has it ARS W1EEP (QTH- Pine Valley, Utah) has been seen in the area wearing a DRONE FINDER/KILLER T-Shirt.

The reappearance of a drone over the Saddle Fire once again stopped firefighting efforts on Friday night.

Around 7 p.m., air operations were grounded when a drone was seen in the Temporary Flight Restriction area above the fire,

according to a National Forest Saddle Fire update.

“If they collide with any of our aircraft, they can either bring an aircraft down or it can also cause a significant amount of damage

to aircraft if it collides,” said Carissa Silvis, public information officer for the Saddle Fire.

Silvis said all flight operations were discontinued for the day. Operations resumed Saturday.

According to authorities, shutting down operations affects fire suppression work and can prevent rescue efforts for firefighters in the

area. There are 242 personnel, including firefighters, pilots and incident command, assigned to the fire, according to Silvis.

Rumor has it ARS W1EEP is roaming the area of Pine Valley looking for Drones and Drone Pilots is wearing a Drone Hunter/Kille

r T-Shirt.

The fire, which started on June 13 from lightning strike, was at 42-percent containment and had spread across 2,242 acres as of

Saturday afternoon. Voluntary evacuations are still in place for the roughly 500 residents of Pine Valley, which sits less than three

miles to the north.

The Pine Valley Recreation Area in the Dixie National Forest is still closed to the public.

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WA7HHE Brad tnx for the fire report… I hope W1EEP catches the droner soon.. BREAK WB6SDR Over to you, Ralph and thanks for sending the relay < K7KY

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The Oregon Digital Net Reception Report

80M 3.581 MHz date: 7/19/2016

Mode MFSK32

The following stations were copied at WB6SDR in Folsom CA

STATION NAME QTH LEVEL S/N TRAFFIC RX OK

===============================================================

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR S9+10 7db

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR S9+10 10db NCS

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA

WA7GTU Don Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

Better next week, system froze up durring Flmsg rx!

End of report.

73’S WB6SDR

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WB6SDR Tnx Ralph nice report… BREAK K6ETA oK Steve ur up < K7KY

K6ETA You with us Steve? Steve is sometimes on several nets on Tues evening… < K7KY

W7ZAP OK Mindy, ur up next.. < K7KY

QRU < W7ZAP

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA Come agn Steve… Mindy doubled with you… < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

Thanks for taking my late check in – busy with 8 nets on Tuesdays!

I was able to cpy all STAs and all FLAMP and FLWRAP traffic.

I also got the Eagle.

Next time I will send a detailed report.

You are running a fine net here.

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA FB Steve and thanks for the flowers (-: BREAK

ALL ORCA OK we’ve finished the traffic round and move into the final commet round we’d best not waste any time so we’ll go back to the top for Don WA6NBG < K7KY

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:mg:659 Comments and signal reports from WA6NBG. Running 25 Watts into 180 ft. endfed up 25 ft. S9 noise level tonight.

Image: P3

W7GBB 100% s/n -7 to 0

KB6NN 100% s/n 9

KE6SLS 100% & FLMSG s/n +6 to +8

W1EEP 99% s/n -4 to 0

KK6RKY 99% & FLMSG with errors. Photo: P3 s/n -2 to +6

WA7GTU 95% s/n -3 to -1

N6IET 100% s/n -7 to +3

K6WSJ 10% at start – 100% at end s/n -7 to +5

WA7HHE 10% at start – 80^ later. FLMSG with errors. s/n -6 to 0

WB6SDR 100% & FLMSG. s/n +1 to +10

K6ETA 100% s/n +7 to +10

W7ZAP 100% s/n +4 to +10

K7KY 100% and FLMSG and FLAMP s/n +6 to +14

I think we had typical summer conditions tonight. 73 from WA6NBG.

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WA6NBG TU Don great report BREAK W7GBB OK Bob ur up for comments… < K7KY

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Mostly QRN

Little copy

K7KY 80%

W7ZAP 100%

Signals comming up later in the net

Image 50%

FLAMP 100% after 1 block filled

KB6NN de W7GBB K

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W7GBB FB Bob thanks for hanging in with poor condx u & I usually have much better path…

BREAK KB6NN over to Howard… < K7KY

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:mg:819 KB6NN ORCA reception report/comments 07-19-16:

ORCA Logo image 75% NCS s/n 8 to 11 and ZAP 100% TXT FLAMP FLMSG

With this many stations, I could not get reports on my notepad for all so I’ll just say I am multitasking – working on a wireless

mic repair for a friend so my eyes are not always on the screen. Ah, the joys of being the only ham someone knows, but it’s

fun to work on fixing something that’s already broken! Seriously, basically, all local coastal FB copy as usual. Early, outside

local coastal N.G. but toward sundown it’s a different story. Really picked up from marginal to full copy. Sorry Rick in L.A. could

not hear me at all. He was Q9 here, but my xmission came early. Am running my good old 4W into horizontal dipole up 10

feet. Thanks to all who keep this net running. 73, Howard, KB6NN

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KB6NN TU Howard… I like the concept of working on things already broken…. BREAK KE6SLS up to you, Jaye…

< K7KY

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:inc:18 ORCA July 19, 2016

:to:4 ORCA

:fm:6 ke6sls

:p2:18 Eureka! California

:d1:8 07/19/16

:t1:5 0331Z

:sb:31 comments from tonights ORCA net

:s1:6 ke6sls

:p3:18 Eureka! California

:mg:1118 kk6rky -11, s5, 100%, p4! flmsg 95% @ 2db w/qsb–btw,

the person who wrote that code lives about 35-45 miles from your qth!

k7ky 14db, s8, p4, 100%

w7gbb -5db, s5, 0%

kb6nn 6db, s7, 100%

w1eep -12db, s5, 5%

wa7gtu -8db, s5, 0%, 80% later

n6iet -8db, s5, 0%, then 100% amazing

k6wsj -16db, s5, 95%!

wa7hhe -7db, s5, 0% then 100%, 95% flmsg

wb6sdr 11db, s7, 100%, 100% flmsg

w7zap 12db, s8, 100%

k6eta -6db, s6, 100%

During flamp reporting period, Howard noted cw down about 500hz, out of my audio passband, but see it on wf, think it is ARRL

code practice. Then I heard CB audio being played over our signals, did not interfer with my copy however.

flamp tiny blocks makes it much longer, 32 blk size would cut time roughly in half.

Let’s plan a split net! I’ll take stations I pick that I can hear up 1k to 3.582 and Doug stays on here. I am committing this as

an arm chair ref!

I DID work k6kph last week, TU agn Rick for that message!

WX here was high fog but lifted to give us a wonderful sunny evening and sunset. Must go heard in my kittens soon. :)

That’s it from lake Whatchamacallit

73

jaye, ke6sls

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KE6SLS Tnx Jaye…. I worked them too my third year in a row… I was

delighted… I got there right after you I put lots of blocks in the message thinking it would be easier read by those w/o FLAMP

running and the msg is so short it would only take about 3 boll I’m haveing some problems with my fldigi tx buffer the unsent

text stays after it’s sent and confuses me… BREAK W1EEP OK Gene ur up for comments < K7KY

DE K7KY NOT MUCH TO REPORT AS THE SIGNAL IS UP AND DOWN FOR ME HERE IN PINE VALLEY I’M GOOD

WITH THE SO. UTAH GUYS AND CALIFORNIA IS BETTER THAN UP YOUR WAY TONIGHT.

GREAT NET HOPE CONDITIONS GET BETTER WITH THE SUMMER GOING TO FALL.

W1EEP OK Gene YOu’re doing OK from UT here… print is 100% and easy copy… Thanks for hanging in there.. BREAK

KK6RKY OK Eric ur turn.. < K7KY

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:mg:847 ORCA Digital Net July 19, 2016

Icom 7100, 50 W, OCF Dipole 25′ up

Image Some noise at the top clean at the bottom.

Rotation +12 dB no checksum error

FLAMP +12 dB 100% copy

W7ZAP resend FLAMP 13 dB

WB6SDR resend FLAMP 14 dB

Updated Rotation 12 dB

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA bulletin

5 dB FLMSG 100% no errors

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA (-1 dB)

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA (-6 dB)

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

2 to 10 dB 100% No checksum error

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT (7 dB)

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

FLMSG Apollo 11 Computer Loaded

WA7GTU Don Cedar City,UT (-1 dB)

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA (7 dB) 100% copy

K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA (1 dB) 100% copy

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

-2 to 2 dB FLMSG 99% copy but Checksum error

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

4 dB FLMSG 100% copy no P ioAterror

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA (9 dB) 100% copy

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KK6RKY Great report, Eric it’s interesting to see how much the band changes as we work BREAK WA7GTU over to you,

Don < K7KY

WA7GTU < K7KY Don how copy? < K7KY

N6IET OK Rick ur turn… < K7KY

N6IET hw cpy, Rick? < K7KY

de N6IET

Yeah, I got confused and sent my signal reports plain text during the traffic round.

Sorry. I should have used FLMSG for that.

Signals are getting better with the fall of darkness.

But I still can’t hear Howard, this week. Maybe a few chirps in the noise. :-)

Did I mention testing a used FT-890 this past few days? Steve found one at a thrift shop,

condition unknown, so I encouraged him to buy it. He got it for $95 with 7-day return option.

I tested it and found some problems that would have required a better technician than I am

to repair it. So he’ll return it tomorrow for a refund. But if it had worked, it would have been

a bargain!

Oh, you want to know what was wrong with it?

1. It took half an hour of warmup before the receiver audio started working.

2. No transmit audio on SSB. (But the VOX worked!)

3. Power dropped permanently from 100 watts to under 10 watts after 10 minutes of testing.

4. Once the rcve audio came on, it made a pretty good CW rig until the power dropped.

Then it became a QRP rig. :-(

I’ve been copying the VOA Radiogram digital broadcasts on Saturday mornings.

Almost 100% print. Anyone else? Does anyone know how much power that station runs?

73 to all and to all a Good Night!

de N6IET k

N6IET Rick no problem sending your report during traffic… I think VOA is 50kw and I would encourage everyone to

tune them in on the weekend… Last week they sent a file in flmsg for the first time… also, they use our system for printing on the wf and they learned it from us! BREAK K6WSJ

Up to you, Steve… < K7KY

K7KY de K6WSJ

wa6nbg Donald Copy <20% S/N: s/n <-10dB

w7gbb Bob Copy <20% S/N: s/n <-10dB

kb6nn Howard Copy <20% S/N: s/n <-10dB

KE6SLS Jaye Copy-20% S/N: No Rpt

W1EEP Gene Copy-100% S/N: s/n 0 dB

KK6RKY Eric Copy <20% S/N: s/n <-10dB

WA7GTU Don NoRpt S/N: NoRpt

N6IET Rick Copy-100% S/N: s/n >+1dB

K6WSJ Steve NoRpt S/N: NoRpt

WA7HHE Brad Copy-100% S/N: s/n 0 dB

WB6SDR Ralph Copy-100% S/N: s/n >+1dB

K6ETA Steven Copy-100% S/N: s/n >+1dB

Great Net, Thanks for your hard work.

73 to all

K6WSJ k

K6WSJ Thanks Steve… BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor check-ins? < K7KY

WA7HHE Brad ur up for comments < K7KY

Net report from WA7HHE July 19, 2016 Running 35 watts

———————————————-

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA bulletin s/n -12 Don is in the noise tonight.

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA Had to QRT

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA Unable to copy.

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA s/n -7 to -10 db starting out then up to to +2 with the dsun going down.

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT s/n +5 db

KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA s/n -13 db No copy on picture tonight.

WA7GTU Don Cedar City,UT s/n +19 db Local stn here across the valley.

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA s/n +4 Good copy from Rick tonight.

K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA s/n +2 db

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA s/n 0 db start of the net up to +5 currently, good copy.

K6ETA Steve Petaluma, CA s/n +4 good copy.

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Did not catch Mindy’s message.

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR s/n +10 db with sun down

73’s from Cedar City

WA7HHE Thanks Brad nice report… Please say again the evelation @ ur QTH < K7KY

wa7hhe 6,000 ft

WA7HHE Yes, no wonder you do so well with everyone on the net… BREAK WB6SDR OK Ralph… ur turn.. < K7KY

WB6SDR

Ralph

Folsom, CA

My Comments from file.

The noise level on 80M is a steady S8. I am still a green horn with Fldigi and

using Flmsg. I am looking at a good text editor to use on this file, ans sofar

I have tried vim,Emacs, and Jedit, It would be ideal to pull s/n levels from the

screen into my document with a macro. However, first I am working as to how to

send this file with a macro. Tomorrrow is time to get a tooth pulled and start

an implant which should make for less pain. .

73’s WB6SDR

BTU NCS Doug K7KY

WB6SDR FB Ralph good luck with the grabber macro… sorry to hear about dancing with the dentist…. I hope it goes easily BREAK K6ETA Steve ur turn for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

Better late than never! Here’s the report:

W7ZAP 100% s/n 3dB

K7KY 100% s/n 4dB

W7GBB 100% s/n 5dB

WA6NBG 100% s/n -4dB

KB6NN 98% s/n -5dB

KE6SLS 100% s/n -1 to +5 dB <–Lots of QSB!

W1EEP 100% s/n -1dB

KK6RKY 100% s/n 2dB

WA7GTU <checked out?>

N6IET 100% s/n -5dB

K6WSJ 100% s/n 2dB

WA7HHE 100% s/n 2dB

WB6SDR 100% s/n 1dB

My Elevation is 28 feet.

73 to all and big thanks to the Net for being out here!

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA sk

K6ETA TU Steve… and thanks for your elevation report now I can spell it correctly… BREAK W7ZAP up to you,

Mindy… < K7KY

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B/G noise: S-9

35w 135ft doublet @ 11W6JHnw7ZAP nv +20 s/n=10dB)

W7GBB 100% copy KBD, WFid (S-9 +18 s/n=16dB)

KB6NN 100% copy KBD, 95% FLMSG (S-9 +10 s/n=

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Doug accidently doubled… going to re-send…

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B/G noise: S-9

35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

WA6NBG 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S-9 +20 s/n=10dB)

W7GBB 100% copy KBD, WFid (S-9 +18 s/n=16dB)

KB6NN 100% copy KBD, 95% FLMSG (S-9 +10 s/n=4dB) checksum

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S-9 +15 s/n=17dB)

W1EEP 100% copy KBD (S-9 s/n=4dB)

KK6RKY 100% copy KBD, 95% FLMSG, Q4 image (S-9 s/n=7dB) checksum

WA7GTU 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S-8 s/n=3dB)

N6IET 100% copy KBD (S-9 s/n=2dB)

K6WSJ 100% copy KBD (S-9 +10 s/n=10dB)

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S-9 +10 s/n=5dB)

WB6SDR 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S-9 +20 s/n=15dB)

K6ETA 100% copy KBD (S-9 +30 s/n=11dB) Wow! Booming signal!

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLAMP, image

Welcome to WA7GTU Don. Must be something in the water In Cedar City… a lot of digital Ops there :-) Wow, that was a full

net! I had an odd mishap during the FLAMP report round… I had my report ready to go (pressed report with alert box asking if I

wanted to TX) and I was writing down signal reports, not even touching my keyboard, it TXed and I doubled with someone.

Yikes! I guess it timed out(?) or something. I will try to recreate it later and see if it TXes on it’s own again. Interesting traffic

tonight. Good to see you all.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP SK

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W7ZAP TU Mindy… nice report.. BREAK that’s it for traffic and comments… quite a long net tonight let’s see if

Don is with us still KA6AAE Don u copy? < K7KY

ALL ORCA OK I guess he left early… any more comments before we close? please use the pretone now so we don’t double.. tu < K7KY

I imagine everyone’s tired it been a long net… we plan to split the net when it gets this big and I think it will work OK we

won’t split until we finish the net housekeeping… thanks for coming tonight and thanksj for working so closely with us.. this is

not the easiest digital net and it’s really running smoothly… each of you would do very well as an digital traffic Op in

emergency condx, I think… last call comments.. < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 07/19/2016 21:24 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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1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
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1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
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1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
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1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
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