20/DEC/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/Dec/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-Ins: 24
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX Relay: KJ7VGV
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__W7LPN Rick Weiser,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
__KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__VE6AYU Monte Magrath,AB QNX
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX Relay: W7WSV
__K7MSS Mike StGeorge,UT QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
__KI7VLV Dave BOTHELL,WA QNX (1st CK-IN)
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

The Earthquake in Humboldt County, California dominates our thoughts this evening. It’s quite a mess with widespread structural damage, many without power, some injured, and two fatalities. Humboldt Amateurs put their five linked repeaters to good use. Jaye KE6SLS reports his home, garage, and vehicle damaged. His garage is off it’s foundation.  The earthquake struck at 0234 in the morning. We felt it in Brookings,OR, 100mi North of Eureka.  Occurring at Christmas retards response and recovery efforts; with many people off work, Civic agencies are on holiday schedule and understaffed. We wish our Humboldt colleagues and their families, friends, and neighbors, the very best. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Tonight was an evening of enlightenment for all of us. We’ve blissfully used 500baud Modes on 80m for years without realizing we’re violating FCC regulations. Thanks to Emery KE7YX for the heads-up. It’s not seemly for a Training net to be out of compliance. Emery was exceptionally kind; he mentioned it obliquely, so we discovered it on our own, sort of.

Band condx were again difficult tonight. Sudden deep fading was the norm. Short skip continues to fade early in the net, making connections difficult for station near NCS. One way paths are also more prevalent lately. As the net progressed, we had marginal copy on some stations to our North. A one-way path to OR/WA stations isn’t unusual this time of year. Overall, we’re always glad to be a digital net. We have a handful of very robust and reliable Modes. We’ll be passing traffic accurately when Phone nets are really struggling or defeated.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Dave KI7VLV in Bothell,WA. We’ll ask Dave to explore our Quick-Start Guide: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/  We suggest incoming Ops Ck-In QNX a few sessions to learn net Protocols and conventions. They can work the NBEMS Exercise silently and check their work in the after-net Monitor’s Session.

Next year, we’ll again practice passing traffic off-net-frequency. When we did this previously, two stations volunteered to demonstrate the procedure for the net. It’s easy to do and takes very little preparation. NCS sends Sender & Receiver to another freq where they pass a file, return to the net, and Report. We provide the traffic and all you need to know. If you’d like to help, email us: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com.

On a busy Emergency or Traffic net, tracking traffic correctly is essential. NCS must know who has traffic to pass, who can receive it, what traffic has passed and to who, and who holds traffic w/no receiver. Some nets designate a member to accept traffic to hold until a receiver is available. This may not sound like much, but it can be challenging while you’re running a busy net. A scribe is most helpful, but initially, you may be alone. Digital operations lend themselves to record keeping as it’s all in the RX buffer when you have time to log it. As for most operations, it requires learning and practice.

An excellent entry point for learning traffic logging is compiling a Roster. We’ve often suggested shadowing NCS during Ck-In. Compile your own Roster along w/NCS and check your work when NCS sends the Roster. This builds an experiential foundation for logging Traffic. While we can’t predict events, we can prepare for them. If we’re prepared, we’ll be calm, confident, and inspiring.

Please keep Western Digital Net in mind. Jaye KE6SLS and Don KJ7VGV are keeping the lights on, but Jaye has just suffered quite an Earthquake setback. His time will be even more limited. Don is now responsible for 3 weeks/month. WDN isn’t a difficult net to call. Both Jaye and Don have efficient WDN/NCS Macro sets they’re willing to share. You can be up to speed quickly. The net is populated primarily by ORCA Ops, your colleagues. You can count on their support.

Western Digital Net and ORCA DIGITAL NET need a Liaison station to collect formal traffic and pass it to an NTS/RRI Hub. These Hubs use Pactor and VARA modes. If you’d be interested in this role, contact us: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com  ORCA doesn’t seek formal traffic except in Emergency mode. WDN has very little to date. That may change in 2023. Let’s prepare and practice now, before we’re needed.

Thanks for emailing ORCA TEST images. They make the Net Report more useful.

Images from the net:

K0KEX Smithville, MO
KB6NN Eureka, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KS6M Oakland, CA
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WA0TJT Kansas City, MO

ORCA DIGITAL NET has two affiliate nets on 3.581 with similar operating Conventions and Protocols. They’re solid examples of efficient digital networking. They’ll appreciate your participation and support.

Monday: Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net (Emergency), 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday:  ORCA DIGITAL NET (Training), 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/US)

Thursday:  Western Digital Net (Traffic), 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA, KE6SLS, KJ7VGV NCS. http://westerndigitalnet.org (W/US)

Wishing you a pleasant and refreshing Christmas Holiday.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA…   Early Ck-In starts a bit early tonight, 1850p   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA…  Early Ck-In begins earlier tonight, 1850p  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA   I hv these Ops from the RX buffer:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
any corrections, come now pse  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
last stn agn pse  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
can anyone relay the lite station?  < K7KY

NCS < KJ7VGV RELAY: AC7IR

AC7IR < K7KY GE Bruce TU
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX

KJ7VGV < K7KY FB Don TU
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
& tnx 4 relay    < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX Relay: KJ7VGV
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV

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

K7KY SWITCH ME TO QNX PLEASE W1EEP

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene TU
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX < K7KY

KE6SLS

KE6SLS < K7KY FB Jaye TU
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA < K7KY

µ:aw7LPN  QNX

W7LPN < K7KY GE Rick TU
W7LPN Rick Weiser,ID QNX < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

WA7HHE

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

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < K7KY FB Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY

WA0TJT < K7KY FB Keith TU
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO,MO < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX Relay: KJ7VGV
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7LPN Rick Weiser,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO

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

KD0NBH  KD0NBH

KD0NBH < K7KY GE John TU
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
< K7KY Keith   u  Active?   < K7KY

nt7tex ew6M  KW6M  QNX

KW6M < K7KY GE Steve TU
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA0TJT < K7KY Keith  hw cpy?  u Active?  < K7KY

very well…. 5999

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX Relay: KJ7VGV
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7LPN Rick Weiser,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX

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

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

KG7VVN

KG7VVN < K7KY FB Bruno TU
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT < K7KY

AE6LJ

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

W7WSV < K7KY GE Steve TU
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ  QNX < K7KY

W6DLW

W6DLW < K7KY FB Dennis TU
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX Relay: KJ7VGV
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7LPN Rick Weiser,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ  QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT

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

KB6NN QRZ and safe from earthquake…

are you here Carroll
de ka7erv

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KA7ERV < K7KY  Rob   we’re in the middle of ck-in    tu < K7KY

KB6NN < K7KY GE Howard TU
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX < K7KY

KS6M QNX

KS6M < K7KY FB John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

KS6M < K7KY GE John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX < K7KY

QNX

VE6CU < K7KY GE  TU
VE6CU  , QNX
Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET,   Please Ck-In QNX long
enough to learn our Protocols. Read the Quick-Start Guide and use
ORCA Ck-In Macros available @: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/
BK Next Early Ck-In? < K7KY/NCS

VE6AYU  QNX

VE6AYU < K7KY GE Monte TU
VE6AYU Monte Magrath,AB QNX < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

<W7WSV

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7WSV < K7KY RR Steve I hv u logged QNX  tu  < K7KY

W7EAZ < K7KY GE Mark TU
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX Relay: W7WSV  < K7KY

K7MSS QNX

K7MSS < K7KY GE Mike TU
K7MSS Mike StGeorge,,UT QNX < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX Relay: KJ7VGV
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7LPN Rick Weiser,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ  QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
VE6AYU Monte Magrath,AB QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX Relay: W7WSV
K7MSS Mike StGeorge,,UT QNX

2022-12-20  19:30:12p  03:30:12z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

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

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

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

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

Traffic Round: NCS calls FLAMP Exercise Stations
for practice traffic (NBEMS Exercise files).
Not Ready? Send ‘QRU’; FILL/REPORT in Monitor’s Session

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or summarized QST w/reference.

NET PROTOCOL:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID

* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

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

WB7EUX   Tom, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WB7EUX Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < WB7EUX

NCS < WB7EUX
W7EAZ QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
FB Tom TU  BK

W7EAZ < K7KY GE Mark TU
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
anyone else?  < K7KY

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

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20222112033719
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:691 ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/Dec/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-Ins: 22
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX Relay: KJ7VGV
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7LPN Rick Weiser,ID QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ  QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
VE6AYU Monte Magrath,AB QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX Relay: W7WSV
K7MSS Mike StGeorge,,UT QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 9135][WRAP:end] … end ^r

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
ANNOUNCEMENTS

6.4 EARTHQUAKE in Humboldt County,CA 0234p this morning. Jaye KE6SLS in Eureka reports his home, garage, and vehicle damaged. Wide spread damage county wide. 11 people injured, 2 fatalities. 70 thousand homes without power. City of Del Rio is also without water. Their water system is wrecked. Jaye’s radio station is solar powered; a generator supports his freezer. Although Eureka is 100mi south of Brookings,OR, we communicate well on 2m. High-gain antennas provide solid communications in most condx. We’ll learn more from Jaye in the Comment Round. Hats-Off to our colleagues checking in on 3.581 to see what’s up and what’s needed.

Our NBEMS Exercise tonight features FLAMP’s Radiogram form. EMCOMM traffic-handlers may see an up-tick in H&W traffic in 2023. Let’s be ready. When we practice with Radiograms, we don’t properly complete address information. In the real world, the distribution system would not accept our practice traffic. Addresses must be complete with Name, street address, City, ST, ZIP, Phone#.

Last week we heard from one of our digital neighbors who hangs out @ 3.582+1500. 3.582 is nearly as active as 3.581.  He wrote about our use of MFSK-128 on 29/Nov/22. You may have forgotten this topic last year when we decided to stop practicing with MFSK-128 and THOR-100. At that time, we used these modes frequently and we emailed 3.582 Ops just before net with a heads-up. If you weren’t here then, you wouldn’t know. Although our VARA neighbors don’t seem concerned about QRM, we want to continue being good radio neighbors.

More digital-Mode info: § 97.305(c) 3, “The symbol rate must not exceed 300 bauds…” below 10m. 500 Baud is permitted on 10m, but below 10m it’s 300 Baud. Our PSK-500R transmissions are out of compliance. PSK Modes reveal Baud rate in their label: PSK-250R = 250b, PSK-500R = 500b. Our new ODFM modes are well within spec: OFDM-500F = 62.5b, OFDM-750F = 125b. An ARRL petition currently up for FCC approval proposes to eliminate Baud rate restrictions and revise the band plan. There’s strong Operator objection to some aspects of this petition; it’s been in review for years w/o resolution.

Meantime, in respect for our digital neighbors, we’ll set an example for our VARA neighbors and avoid extra-wide modes. When condx are favorable, we have good results with the PSK-R modes.  MFSK-64 @ 240wpm/1260hz moves traffic quickly in marginal condx. THOR-50×1 @ 175wpm/900hz also does well in marginal condx. Even in really tough condx, we can usually CONFIRM traffic in MFSK-32/22, or THOR-22/16. In the worst of times, we’ll pass traffic in OLIVIA; it’s really slow, but very robust.

“The PSKxxxR, or robust, modes use both forward error correction and interleaving to achieve about 4 dB s/n improvement over standard PSK… In general the narrow-band BPSK modes work well on a quiet single-hop path, but give poor performance in most other conditions.”   FLDIGI User Manual 4.1.20 Ch33.1 pp362.

ORCA DIGITAL NET and Western Digital Net are looking for an NTS/RRI Liaison. A Traffic Liaison moves traffic between nets or in this case, from net to am NTS/RRI Hub. These Hubs use ARDOP & VARA modes. The Liaison station checks in regularly, receives traffic when present, and forwards traffic to a Hub. Currently, it would be learning and practice. WDN has very little formal traffic and ORCA only has formal traffic in Emergency mode. H&W traffic is on our horizon. If you would consider filling this role, contact NCS: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Next is an NBEMS traffic-handling Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Tonight’s exercise begins in PSK-250R (220wpm,250hz,80%,FEC) . We’ll fill
in THOR-50×1 (176wpm,900hz,FEC) & MFSK-32 (120wpm, 630hz, FEC) .
< W7ZAP ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 B49E>{384C}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 17F9>{384C}20221221010807:ex288.txt
<ID 17 2386>{384C}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9F39>{384C}604 8 80
<FILE 30 17F9>{384C}20221221010807:ex288.txt
<ID 17 2386>{384C}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9F39>{384C}604 8 80
<DATA 88 550C>{384C:1}NBEMS – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation Exercise

In FLMSG, create a Radi
<DATA 88 7560>{384C:2}ogram named,’URCALL_ex288.m2s’. Make ‘*NR’ = 14, make ‘*STN ORIG’ = URCALL, Make
<DATA 88 3CF5>{384C:3} ‘PLACE OF ORIG’ = UR QTH, Enter ‘TIME FILED’ & ‘*MON DDY’, Make ‘*TO’ = K7KY. C
<DATA 88 AC0D>{384C:4}opy the following question to the ‘TXT:’ window and add your reply.

What is t
<DATA 88 34CC>{384C:5}he maximum RTTY/Data 80m Baud rate permitted by FCC?

Click the RED ‘ck’ butto
<DATA 88 01E5>{384C:6}n (word count). Make ‘SIG:’ = URCALL, make ‘OP NOTE:’ = ORCA ex288.

If you co
<DATA 88 C614>{384C:7}mplete this exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Befo
<DATA 52 D2A8>{384C:8}re sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘ORCA/NCS’.    12
<CNTL 10 2534>{384C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8538>{384C:EOT}
DE W7ZAP K

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

We begin with… KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 15 EFC0>{384C}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

KE6SLS

NCS DE KE6SLS NO COPY K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 8 C721>{384C}2
DE WA7HHE K

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex288.txt
<MISTNo 1enE8F>{384C}2 3 4 7 8
DE WB7EUX K

WA0TJT

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 10 464E>{384C}3 6
DE KG7VVN K

AE6LJ
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 15 EFC0>{384C}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 8 C721>{384C}2
DE W6DLW K

<NUL><STX>ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP
<PROG 18 B49E>{384C}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 17F9>{384C}20221221010807:ex288.txt
<ID 17 2386>{384C}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9F39>{384C}604 8 80
<FILE 30 17F9>{384C}20221221010807:ex288.txt
<ID 17 2386>{384C}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9F39>{384C}604 8 80
<DATA 88 550C>{384C:1}NBEMS – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation Exercise

In FLMSG, create a Radi
<DATA 88 7560>{384C:2}ogram named,’URCALL_ex288.m2s’. Make ‘*NR’ = 14, make ‘*STN ORIG’ = URCALL, Make
<DATA 88 3CF5>{384C:3} ‘PLACE OF ORIG’ = UR QTH, Enter ‘TIME FILED’ & ‘*MON DDY’, Make ‘*TO’ = K7KY. C
<DATA 88 AC0D>{384C:4}opy the following question to the ‘TXT:’ window and add your reply.

What is t
<DATA 88 34CC>{384C:5}he maximum RTTY/Data 80m Baud rate permitted by FCC?

Click the RED ‘ck’ butto
<DATA 88 01E5>{384C:6}n (word count). Make ‘SIG:’ = URCALL, make ‘OP NOTE:’ = ORCA ex288.

If you co
<DATA 88 C614>{384C:7}mplete this exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Befo
<DATA 52 D2A8>{384C:8}re sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘ORCA/NCS’.    12
<CNTL 10 2534>{384C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8538>{384C:EOT}
DE W7ZAP K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 15 EFC0>{384C}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 16 CE8F>{384C}2 3 4 7 8
DE WB7EUX K

WA0TJT

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 15 EFC0>{384C}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 15 EFC0>{384C}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

<STX>ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP
<PROG 18 B49E>{384C}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 17F9>{384C}20221221010807:ex288.txt
<ID 17 2386>{384C}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9F39>{384C}604 8 80
<FILE 30 17F9>{384C}20221221010807:ex288.txt
<ID 17 2386>{384C}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9F39>{384C}604 8 80
<DATA 88 550C>{384C:1}NBEMS – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation Exercise

In FLMSG, create a Radi
<DATA 88 7560>{384C:2}ogram named,’URCALL_ex288.m2s’. Make ‘*NR’ = 14, make ‘*STN ORIG’ = URCALL, Make
<DATA 88 3CF5>{384C:3} ‘PLACE OF ORIG’ = UR QTH, Enter ‘TIME FILED’ & ‘*MON DDY’, Make ‘*TO’ = K7KY. C
<DATA 88 AC0D>{384C:4}opy the following question to the ‘TXT:’ window and add your reply.

What is t
<DATA 88 34CC>{384C:5}he maximum RTTY/Data 80m Baud rate permitted by FCC?

Click the RED ‘ck’ butto
<DATA 88 01E5>{384C:6}n (word count). Make ‘SIG:’ = URCALL, make ‘OP NOTE:’ = ORCA ex288.

If you co
<DATA 88 C614>{384C:7}mplete this exercise, send the file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Befo
<DATA 52 D2A8>{384C:8}re sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘ORCA/NCS’.    12
<CNTL 10 2534>{384C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8538>{384C:EOT}
DE W7ZAP K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 15 EFC0>{384C}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex288.txt
<MISSING 15 EFC0>{384C}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

K7KY  < W7ZAP
Tough copy for close-by stns. Looks like we lost Keith WA0TJT.
PSK-250R: 2 stns
THOR-50×1: 3 stns
MFSK-32: 2 stns
BTN < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
We usually go too fast @ this point leaving not enought time 4 Ops to finish the Exercse    so we’ll make a reminder here   part of the Exercise is monitoring NCS so you know when ur up  BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:59:56p  03:59:56z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Don KJ7VGV < NCS

ORCA/NCS DE KJ7VGV
<PROG 18 C18F>{1233}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 F226>{1233}20221221035109:KJ7VGV_ex288.m2s
<ID 19 E034>{1233}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 14 7B70>{1233}381 6 64
<FILE 37 F226>{1233}20221221035109:KJ7VGV_ex288.m2s
<ID 19 E034>{1233}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 14 7B70>{1233}381 6 64
<DATA 72 3919>{1233:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFKXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS+NYx39Ia9a0uV4WR
<DATA 72 ACEE>{1233:2}ceeQYQSxggEalaqPiM2Nam9QGQmJmwwq4rFg+eBQxycM0KVqLKE2ZkpJwyCqpVe+
<DATA 72 2CBF>{1233:3}refD8/TaRRtq24e3CLB7OlxiOsMn95mTGcHRAN3WtMdpukusncWq8bCEGq4Sp5w/
<DATA 72 D558>{1233:4}64pWoNPL8rGRz0nbrFcEt4+22d3AY3hnsF5et6x8tCo68yUJRxGweUx5BjEc7dx4
<DATA 72 362E>{1233:5}NyBfPRo7/yZlWbzK7rrs+iE+VIpm5C7tSRSafB8bQ53mbjpVOqz9cHmsEyfyAuG5
<DATA 69 4D74>{1233:6}qvfrm5sggWQPDoYaZmMC3aWxEulsYhSF29f0nYo/7fHyJfsTNsA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 CAD0>{1233:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6ADC>{1233:EOT}
DE KJ7VGV K

DE K7KY
File : KJ7VGV_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 8 6DAF>{1233}6
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Don    there’s a error in my FLAMP   I hv ut 100%   sri   BK

Next 4 Traffic is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

<CNTL 10 6ADC>{1233:EOT}
DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Don    sri I doubled w/you   my FLAMP rxed the file 100% but reported mising #6   it happened last wk too  BK Next 4 Traffic is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS
=
ORCA/NCS DE ke6sls
<PROG 18 16AE>{1A63}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 B79C>{1A63}20221221035604:ke6sls_ex288.m2s
<ID 23 9B53>{1A63}ke6sls Eureka! CA
<SIZE 14 CC24>{1A63}381 6 64
<DATA 72 D1DF>{1A63:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFGXQAAAAQA
‘(p+       tڥzS38gdg0nNQ3PwqSG5
<DATA 72 5315>{1A63:2}nLZfknd/dLLqKUXl7L6NsjNWksqQakwAODAzG9TAZI4vlpfKdUzT84YKjrrzfWGj
<DATA 72 A110>{1A63:3}1dCR/bvacn4JaLrSjSzM22k6EjvKCGXToC8CDxyw4RB8uNt+2ZgPgk6856qParwb
<DATA 72 3295>{1A63:4}qphJZvRLheSei+oBkPVFW2of4qcyAFiXrAc1NYjoZzYxzSaFBDbNwrVQVYbjfSLu
<DATA 72 1A83>{1A63:5}gh4vLlEhHN4S+qG3n9HPa6gBxVNLOLEeFF2L8WQ7ix3tkuZqfHHIDtPLvroCEibN
<DëvlÜE>{1A63:6}3tj8cgXLGe3LQtROO1FDJ6tIfrSDrHCXr3xWws75l49tdP12mo=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 FBC2>{1A63:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5BCE>{1A63:EOT}
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K7KY
File : ke6sls_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 15 D232>{1A63}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Over 2 Brad WA7HHE 4 Traffic < K7KY

ORCA/NCS DE WA7HHE
<PROG 18 7329>{1C47}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 6CF8>{1C47}20221221035938:WA7HHE-ex288.m2s
<ID 38 B0EE>{1C47}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 14 2E5A>{1C47}349 6 64
<FILE 37 6CF8>{1C47}20221221035938:WA7HHE-ex288.m2s
<ID 38 B0EE>{1C47}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 14 2E5A>{1C47}349 6 64
<DATA 72 CAED>{1C47:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEwXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS+NZdWypuVEunetTa
<DATA 72 1531>{1C47:2}rXjyCqMe8yXnj4p+LCU9idQ0yvPGVaGzMdDuAky+F83ElBospWgxnnM3i1dd9b2c
<DATA 72 49EF>{1C47:3}d8ZihtxnK8CJmFY1IlGFCJo8XFyPzwAU+094ditdNJZdOTitV3WiYDRbbggpT3ad
<DATA 72 A78C>{1C47:4}DRMWQQvZaWl+NiBGXWKChJsJ7oc+Hho6rlVwAwUoFTO7aqGndo8yEsuCUmh01uhk
<DATA 72 8E1C>{1C47:5}H/aUC95jG04webc9PojfxWI8gCrNDMBZBC/Mo0vAXnZtALs+CcCbNM0h/hgmcWrv
<DATA 37 34D9>{1C47:6}OlGDvjHWI3jbIkXXAA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 6661>{1C47:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C66D>{1C47:EOT}
DE WA7HHE K

DE K7KY
File : KJ7VGV_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 15 2D84
DE K7KY

File : WA7HHE-ex288.m2s
<MISSING 15 67D9>{1C47}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Tom WB7EUX, Go w/ur Traffic pse  < NCS

ORCA/NCS DE WB7EUX
<PROG 18 59C5>{9779}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 2C43>{9779}20221221035814:WB7EUX_ex288.m2s
<ID 22 4428>{9779}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 538F>{9779}417 7 64
<DATA 72 429F>{9779:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAF/XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS+NYx39Ia9a0uV4WR
<DATA 72 6E06>{9779:2}ceeQe0cbUqO7qrfZl uPye2mN2787vHhD/zqEFI/iXIbznHfG8OzSGtwW4AOMUPu
<DATA 72 3B6C>{9779:3}a7BRa++YbJ5RPY13wA/9At78uxm5EccAqy8KGZhHoCGP5px/6210mvu/6t2s3X99
<DATA 72 96EF>{9779:4}RvTA3Ut+mnbEeAS91NT7oclKxHzdFuhAO5IriHsKh+VemWqJfJTRQ2rEcA+8JgqQ
<DATA 72 31E8>{9779:5}kGK3t44PNEjrllNLx5jzBDPcOI+QxYMELAmETTy1eC89mgZ0uBGxYQneVN8nQZss
<DATA 72 8307>{9779:6}Hq6Gttis8ytw/nEyTfgzPVzhB1fyFZgbY2shNhV330nib0EPuNzNnuLmfAFWTHyY
<DATA 41 2509>{9779:7}2fQi+NrXwKERLBvNDci0YcC
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 5F32>{9779:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FF3E>{9779:EOT}
DE WB7EUX K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 8 20D6>{9779}2
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA/NCS DE WB7EUX
<PROG 18 59C5>{9779}FLArÁattaM=kn t iHuty1v>{9779:2}ceeQe0cbUqO7qrfZ0QRsXM2mN2787vHhD/zqEFI/iXIbznHfG8OzSGtwW
4AOMUPu
<CNTL 10 5F32>{9779:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FF3E>{9779:EOT}
DE WB7EUX K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 8 20D6>{9779}2
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA/NCS DE WB7EUX
<PROG 18 59C5>{9779}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 6E06>{9779:2}ceeQe0cbUqO7qrfZ0QRsXM2mN2787vHhD/zqEFI/iXIbznHfG8OzSGtwW4AOMUPu
<CNTL 10 5F32>{9779:EOF}
<CNTL 10 FF3E>{9779:EOT}
DE WB7EUX K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 15 F751>{9779}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA   Oddly   my FLAMP is having issues     zero copy on Tom good thing we have 2 NCS    BK

Bruno KG7VVN, Go w/ur Traffic pse  < NCS

ORCA/NCS DE KG7VVN
<PROG 18 B089>{3E67}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 6480>{3E67}20221221035617:KG7VVN_ex288.m2s
<ID 29 C5C3>{3E67}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 D07D>{3E67}365 6 64
<FILE 37 6480>{3E67}20221221035617:KG7VVN_ex288.m2s
<ID 29 C5C3>{3E67}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 D07D>{3E67}365 6 64
<DATA 72 70CE>{3E67:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEiXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DbkiUg9zHdjzv5l
<DATA 72 6270>{3E67:2}fv++7lB6hTkt/4ye7PU1rppM5FoyeQnr2OKYorYtelwoaf593PvC8gKyT/OjXLOa
<DATA 72 2DDD>{3E67:3}VM+C6iEJNAc/dtx00S5TQ9paEaLrrJyGHcYStYrEu+raz70BHQxowUNw5aChdGO1
<DATA 72 8C65>{3E67:4}IXIVzLeFIBOAc/fD73Hfe+/ZoCOkG40Web4MJYtRfBwmJWzIxHZlAOUJGIVCaN0j
<DATA 72 D5CD>{3E67:5}wxPgLGlqk4RttoluTJ7ThVi3mZQhh2L1QHSpDbItZka9xLQ/5TsJplbN+hTwuq8H
<DATA 53 9E37>{3E67:6}/q5W+SQimDtgQQNMxJFEXpF3DbwBFhEtg==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 ECDB>{3E67:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4CD7>{3E67:EOT}
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE K7KY
File : KG7VVN_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 8 1A4B>{3E67}6
DE K7KY K

ORCA/NCS DE KG7VVN
<PROG 18 B089>{3E67}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 53 9E37>{3E67:6}/q5W+SQimDtgQQNMxJFEXpF3DbwBFhEtg==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 ECDB>{3E67:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4CD7>{3E67:EOT}
DE KG7VVN K

Tnx Bruno   same issue w/FLAMP    missing #6   but really 100% Rats!  BK
Over 2 Lamar AE6LJ 4 Traffic < K7KY

ORCA/NCS DE AE6LJ
<PROG 18 6488>{1810}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 36 7472>{1810}2¡r alee )qa5156:AE6LJ_ex288.m2s
<ID 30 9804>{1810}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 14 D493>{1810}381 6 64
<DESC 29 D0F7>{1810}ORCA Radiogram Exercise
<DATA 72 45EA>{1810:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFXXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DcHto3Mb1i50RCb
<DATA 72 4AC7>{1810:2}NzIBQjFS/ptolHe3av/cB9UJwuxipSNmcKbs+OMcNtTdDY8xIHlVmRucGXF3UFQb
<DATA 72 FD0A>{1810:3}M1rgRhVC77lhAbze/Hwd48mhzd8Ns8eqtnoztAKgbzAfLJosH8eBiSc7AS
<DATA 72 D64A>{1810:4}GluOciytH33z2OPKtp8EZhsohKDUGo98K3XezBH92RXkP2but2tujByIrT8QVXvT
<DATA 72 2531>{1810:5}r6PI8dItZLrhvqE0H7OdMSNjFOGfg8UfIHEnJoFllmvgfbTq2HxNxUtWiV/STQMm
<DATA 69 DEFC>{1810:6}58ha+MtDfVnxCij8+G7a/TI4mIygB4bxifVa/PCGi    di
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4673>{1810:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E67F>{1810:EOT}
DE AE6LJ K

DE K7KY
File : AE6LJ_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 15 A46A>{1810}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Dennis W6DLW  < NCS

ORCA/NCS DE W6DLW
<PROG 18 F6BE>{3CC7}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 36 AEA2>{3CC7}20221221040333:W6DLW_ex288.m2s
<ID 28 3AC8>{3CC7}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
<SIZE 14 EDF9>{3CC7}417 7 64
<DATA 72 13DA>{3CC7:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAF4XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdVMTRpo04ZcUamPS
<DATA 72 79CA>{3CC7:2}iOZlzhuBf7xwL+4wnj+tWNHVO2f+/nvIxwPoRuNpEKxbG2PzxlDc+I5xoBCfU6zc
<DATA 72 243E>{3CC7:3}77UOl2o+jrAi34Suytoxr8oQEeYtie8r7pHEhl3W149EQfl/FltatTQB7uijaRsD
<DATA 72 95D8>{3CC7:4}sBiMupt324zDFLoxd5yf7LbS0mpQzfGXW8CTF1FPbbP+7egKgdddAkxsfLPKLPa6
<DATA 72 76BA>{3CC7:5}jJVQTFGysS9VpCk8iofRFaaMyflO/geccKPzg0/Yt8jBrv+wn1bMV31qrB1tcH3C
<DATA 72 D216>{3CC7:6}a51gmqRuNugUIXXWrk3GkTrJX+hLYImZPJe1fyWM7Q/X/jGO6gehY5vEfhUsNbP0
<DATA 41 958B>{3CC7:7}3DaRpwjc2Gczik2GfAQAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 017F>{3CC7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A173>{3CC7:EOT}
DE W6DLW K

DE K7KY
File : W6DLW_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 10 3E04>{3CC7}6 7
DE K7KY K

<PROG 18 F6BE>{3CC7}FLAMP 2.2.03
<DATA 72 D216>{3CC7:6}a51gmqRuNugUIXXWrk3GkTrJX+hLYImZPJe1fyWM7Q/X/jGO6gehY5vEfhUsNbP0
<DATA 41 958B>{3CC7:7}3DaRpwjc2Gczik2GfAQAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 017F>{3CC7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A173>{3CC7:EOT}
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Tnx Dennis    this time FLAMP wants 6,7  but has 100%   time to reinstall   BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:22:45p  04:22:45z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
sbea:Ratn

last stn agn pse    no text  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
CAn anyone relay the last stn?  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K0KEX < K7KY   GE Rick  u in for the Comment round or QNX pse < K7KY

Good evening I have a mesa MaÙÉckNf¢‚ot½eo NCS  k0kex

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7VLbabeÏVE/BOTHELL, WA
KI7VLV/DAVE/BOTHELL, WA

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K0KEX < K7KY  RR Rick   I’ll log u Activd and u can send msg in Comment Round

K0KEX < K7KY FB Rick TU
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO

NCS < WB7EUX RELAY: KI7VLV/DAVE/BOTHELL, WA

KI7VLV < K7KY GE Dave TU
KI7VLV Dave BOTHELL,WA QNX
Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET, Dave  Please Ck-In QNX long
enough to learn our Protocols. Read the Quick-Start Guide and use
ORCA Ck-In Macros available @: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/
BK   Tnx 4 Relay WB7EUX
anyone else?  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7VLV/DAVE/BOTHELL, WA
KI7VLV/DAVE/BOTHEceeidO.eu
de KI7VLV k

KI7VLV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7VLV Dave Bothell,<ST> QNX
Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET, Dave  Please Ck-In QNX long
enough to learn our Protocols. Read the Quick-Start Guide and use
ORCA Ck-In Macros available @: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/

BK Next Early Ck-In? < W7ZAP/NCS <@TXRSID:on><@TXRSID:on>

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Don KJ7VGV is up first < NCS

Weather appears to be getting warmer here, still snow on the ground. Doug K7KY gave me an update when I was trying to reach Jaye KE6SLS on the WF earlier today that Jaye was okay. I hope all the other ham operators are safe and well as well.
I will be NCS for WDN this Thursday, please join us. Big changes Steve K6ETA will be off air for about a year. So Jaye KE6SLS and myself will be doing NCS to keep WDN on air for now. Anyone interested in helping let us know. I have full instructions on how to run WDN.
I did not copy any Ops 100% on FLAMP tonight.
<0432Z> KJ7VGV BTN

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
FB Don    good on u & Jaye for keeping the lights on @ WDN       Don & Jaye could use a litle assistance w/WDN  BK

Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

KI7VLeAfe  LS

KI7VLV de KE6SLS
KI7VLV de KE6SLS  YOU ARE LOGGED IN.   PLS STAND BY.  NET IS UNDERWAY..

ORCA DN DE A.R.S. KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! CA using 50w on the doublet.
No signal reports tonight.  Too frazzled. This morning, around 2:30AM ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE! We suffered a 6.4 Earth quake, not far from my QTH.  Entire county plunged into darkness.

I ended up with damage in my home, my garage, and to my car parked in my garage.  All will have to be remedied in due time.

I was able to make contact on HF phone later, nea5day break, and asked for reports.  We had little news here for quite some time except for random reports from hams on our linked repeater system.

We lost internet and many/most lost cell phone coverage.  Was able to use WL2K to send short msg to my family.

Most of Humboldt is still without power.  We had a cascading grid failure.  That is, some parts of Humboldt still had power shortly after the quake hit.  I rcvd a call from friend in Hydesville, as she was talking, she cut out.  She has fake phone through internet and both power and internet failed which cut off our QSO.

Many frightened & exhausted ppl here now.  I hope much of the county’s power will return before too long as it will be a cold night for many without power/water.

We have several road closures.  Especially hard hit is Ferndale, CA, where the road leading up to Fernbridge has failed.

The towns of Rio Del & Scotia were extremely hard hit.  These towns are about 25 minutes south of Eureka! Ca.  Many homeless families as I transmit this message tonight.  There homes are unsafe to return to.

Fortuna, Ca, also hit very hard.  Many roofs damaged as chimneys collapsed.  Windows blown out, foundations compromised.

My garage broke free of it’s foundation.  I had to nearly rip my gate open which is located between my garage and my house.  After sunrise, I was able to determine where my garage used to be and where it is now.

Our hams and surrounding hams did an outstanding job by providing us with helpful information and helping us in the frying pan by calming some of our nerves.

This ham has a growing laundry list of things that MUST be corr t=Z pt home to further prepare for next event.

Did anyone ever hear the phrase “it’s not IF, it is WHEN” . . . This was ouretmt again. 🙁

Grateful again to our casinos for keeping their stores open and gas pumps working.  Line for fuel was over 2 miles long.  Again, we are so grateful for our local tribes–they have our backs!

This ham has less than 1 hour oaqXeyi  the last 40 hours.  I fottuhausted yet not able to attempt to close my eyes.

My cats are just now starting to calm down.

I again provided power to myself as well as my neighbor.  She said she would share the costs.

I will again mention that we lost cell phonesr injrnet.  I am nx  ·Qe pnt training which has so far helped me/us deal with this disaster as it unfolds.

My fingers are crossed we don’t have a repeat of 1992, where we had THREE quakes, 7.0 which devastated our county.

Carroll, W7WXV was smart enough to blindly send me a weather forecast! That was one of the smarted moves I could ask for.  Without internet, it becomes very difficult to know what type of wx is heading our way. Thank you Carroll!

Also, thank you Mindy.  We have spotty 2m comms.  Mindy came up on ¹t eis frequency to see if she could assis£  afÏsing someone has your back is extremely comforting.  TU Mindy/Doug.

It will take some days to clear/clean up the many messes here. Reports nearby indicate many residents will be days/weeks cleaning up or getting their homes safe enough to reside.  What a hell of a mess and what a horrible time of year.

at 18:30PT my power was restored.  Shortly after that, I was able to access internet.  I haven’t chkd my email yet. .

I am exhausted. Stay well, practice often, and make sure to have some fun doing it!
73 de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Solid Report, Jaye   TU  Sri to hr of all the families out of homes & damage @ ur QTH.  There may be some questions 4 u at end of Comments BK

Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

iCA < WA7HHE, preparing breakfast this morning and listening to the news, I
heard about the Earthquake in No. CA, turned on the radio to see if KE6SLS needed any electricy sent to him. Did not see

RR Brad       there was a bit of activity on 3.581   but no formal net   BK

Tom WB7EUX, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA < de WB7EUX – Happy Holidays to all.
KE6SLS – Jaye – All the best.
Odd reception tonight. Some stations decoded 100% during the FLAMP exercise and some didn’t. K7KY varied from -2db to 8db.

Doug’s opening comments in announcements were incredibly spot on and informative. I learned a lot reading those few paragraphs

I dialed up a WEFAX station earlier this afternoon, NMC at Pt. Reyes CA at 4.346 MHz (dial freq of 4.344.1) and WF at 1900.
After fooling with the Tilt and Align properties in the WEFAX mode, fldigi started decoding decent weather graphs. Fldigi is quite remarkable and I really appreciate the effort by Dave W1HKJ and his development crew.  All is well. 73 de WB7EUX

TU Tom  Wishing you a pleasant and relaxing Christmas!  BK

Next 4 Comments is Keith WA0TJT  < NCSE

Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN  < NCS

ORCA <KG7VVN 04:43:51z
ORCA/NCS GE Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Merry Christmas and Best New Year yet to all!

Special thanks to Mindy and Doug for another wonderfully challenging and insightful ORCA net this Year!! 😄
Kudos to Don KJ7VGV for helping out with ORCA and WDN NCS duties! One day, when I grow up, I’ll be just like him!! 😉

Hoping Jaye KE6SLS and his community can get thru this hardship fairly unscathed. Felling kinda helpless here so far away.

Sig Rprt: ( Band faded as net progressed, very poor short skip)
NCS +3, +19 db KBD 100%
AE6LJ -6,+2 db KBD 80% FLAMP 100%
KJ7VGV -3,+9 db KBD 100% FLAMP 86 %
W6DLW NC
WA7HHE -10,-4 db KBD 70% FLAMP 14%
KB6NN NC
KS6M -7 db KBD 100%
W7WSV -10 db KBD 100%
WA0TJT NC
VE6CU NC
VE6AYU NC
W7EAZ NC
K7MSS NC
WB7EUX -13,-5 db KBD 60% FLAMP 0%
KE6SLS -11,0 db KBD 100% FLAMP 86%
K0KEX -3 db KBD 100%
KI7VLV KBD 100%
Stay Healthy. Stay Sane! 😄 73 <KG7VVN

RR Bruno & tnx for the flowers.  Tnx 2 4 the Reception Report BK

Lamar AE6LJ, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA < AE6LJ
No harm to report here after a rough night of strong quake and aftershocks. Every now and then there is something good to be said for living in a place that is, shall we say, loosely builöel

AE6L Lamar,,  pse send ur comments agn…  my bad   tu  < K7KY

ORCA < AE6LJ
No harm to report here after a rough night of strong quake and aftershocks. Every now and then there is something good to be said for living in a place that is, shall we say, loosely built.
73 < AE6LJ

relayed ke6sls k

RR TU   good 2 hr u hv no damage   bad enough to hv an earthquake   BK

Next 4 Comments is Dennis W6DLW  < NCS

ORCA NCS< W6DLW, Conditions were up and down tonight. Still a very positive net. Jaye, thanks for the update. So sorry you are going through this.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as well as the community. Wife (Terry) and I getting ready for a trip to Arizona later in the week.   Not much else going on. It’s great to see everyone on the waterfall. That’s all for now.
Everyone stay safe. 73. W6DLW

RR Dennis    good on u for heading to warm WX from the cold regions   BK

Next 4 Comments is Rick K0KEX  < NCS

NCS> Good evening Doug/ Mindy >> all net ops
I have one FLawp ex288 at PSK250R

Thoughts & prayess f >oittldt County Ca folks tonight
KE6SLS report 95 % copy

FYI we have a WX event coming Wed night with temps
dropping to ZERO degrees with 2 to 4 inch snow thru thursday.
Merry Christmas to all  Rick k0kex

RR Rick  excellent cpy on you. nice signal from MO  I see very cold wx headed ur way   take care   BK

Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.20
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20222112045104
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1538 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft (E/W)
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9+)
K7HDX N/C
KW6M 100% KBD (S5)
AC7IR N/C RELAY: KJ7VGV
KJ7VGV 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +12)
KE6SLS 100% KBD, 71% FLAMP (S7+) missed 2 blks
W7LPN 100% KBD (S7+)
WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+)
WB7EUX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S8)
WA0TJT 100% VidID, KBD (S7)
KD0NBH 100% KBD (S7)
KG7VVN 100% KBD, FLAMP (S8)
AE6LJ 100% KBD, 57% FLAMP (S7) missed 3 blks
W7WSV N/C
W6DLW 100% KBD, FLAMP (S8)
KB6NN 100% KBD (S6+)
KS6M 100% KBD (S7)
VE6AYU 30% KBD (S7)
W7EAZ N/C RELAY: W7WSV/WB7EUX
K0KEX 100% VidID, KBD (S7)
KI7VLV 100% KBD (S7) Welcome to ORCA 😄

Woke up last night sensing I was feeling a very light earthquake. Looked at my watch & checked the USGS earthquake site when I woke up, surprised to see a M6.4 in Ferndale,CA. Connected with Jaye KE6SLS via 2m. QSY to local SW/OR 2m repeater, but poor cpy, so we came here (3.581) and Jaye informed me what his condx were and freqs to monitor.

Fortunately for Humboldt the cold (mid30F) WX the coast has had for the past week broke yesterday, but rain (40/50F) is here. Not ideal disaster WX when you have no pwr. News says they should expect another EQ next week… hopefully if it comes, it will be weaker  than last night’s quake.

Thanks to all for taking time to work with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in Humboldt county and hope they have a speedy recovery. Humboldt Ops, please let us know if we can assist you in some way. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!!

Stay Safe & 73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum FBA2][WRAP:end] … end

FB Mindy  solid Reception Report tu BK are there any follow up questions 4 Jaye or anyone? come now  < K7KY͔

Questions or comments from QNX & Lurking stations?  come now < K7KY

Ready to send Flamp  < K7MSS k

K7MSS Mike  in a couple minutes we’ll open the after-net Monitor’s Session    cu there  BK

2022-12-20  20:56:31p  04:56:31z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET  –  Monitor’s Session
Please Pre-Tone and Ck-In w/your CALLSIGN.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the Exercise file. When
called, send FLAMP Report or Exercise file.  < K7KY/NCS

K7MSS < K7KY Mike  ur on top   BK   anyone else?  < K7KY

K0KE4 {trKEX

K0KEX RR Rick   ur 2nd   BK   anyone else?  < K7KY

K7MSS < K7KY OK Mike go w/ur traffic  < K7KY

ORCA/NCS DE K7MSS
<PROG 18 566F>{3176}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 36 BC31>{3176}20221221042107:K7MSS_ex288.m2s
<ID 34 A0E8>{3176}K7MSS  St. George, UT DM37fc
<SIZE 14 1D76>{3176}381 6 64
<DATA 72 8F71>{3176:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFQXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS+NZdWypuVEunetTa
<DATA 72 A861>{3176:2}rRn2ilCnA5cMC0u1j0gLJOlcnJIiCG1GIa/r1CeGN7jDjGBJQtNVOAvf4pTJbkFv
<DATA 72 408D>{3176:3}dghn1okh6IopxFPeKNqrGouuswj82x8qPyu4spsiI1R13cTrxrA9TfYb3dNu/zHe
<DATA 72 47F1>{3176:4}kjZtirvHmECdKaHh4Tg1iHr1fWln/eZncPS7qOwav2XwBts9O4vDyVKzwr+6SyvR
<DATA 72 7EA2>{3176:5}/mLasEzP0YtmIute2u0F0muik5f1kUzRCQLkCv4ApS0r1nBoeHgQAUPFmnxSpSxF
<DATA 69 BF0B>{3176:6}/eT8IDSK3i1uA89YXYqQr/ucbXYDd2bTzDenhIHeUaTOcK3BGAA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 2ACC>{3176:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8AC0>{3176:EOT}
DE K7MSS K

K7MSS Mike   I hv 100%   but my flamp has been flakey tonite    if my report is less than 100%  ignore it
DE K7KY
File : K7MSS_ex288.m2s
<MISSING 15 2F62>{3176}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

K7MSS  anything further?  < K7KY

Thoughts and prayers to all affected, 73  < K7MSS k

RR Mike       tnx 4 working with us    gud 2 hve u aboard   enjoy the Christmas holiday   cu next time  73   BK

K0KEX  go  < K7KYatnuyt
K7Ky sorry bumped the dial Hi Hi
Shall I send the TFc ar PSK250R ?? k0kex

I don’t think a PSK mode will do well with a skip    lets stick with mfsk    64 or 32  ur choice    < K7KY

K0KEX < K7KY

RSID: <<2022-12-21T05:07Z MFSK-64 @ 3581+1499>>
Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T05:07Z MFSK-32 @ 3581+1500>>
… start [WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf]k0kex/d

Before RSID: <<2022-12-21T05:08Z MFSK-64 @ 3581+1500>>
<PROG 18 587F>{FC56}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 B3B6>{FC56}20221221040718:12-21_K0KEX-6.m2s
<ID 14 BCB6>{FC56}K0KEX/D
<SIZE 14 87BE>{FC56}349 5 80
<PROG 18 587F>{FC56}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 B3B6>{FC56}20221221040718:12-21_K0KEX-6.m2s
<ID 14 BCB6>{FC56}K0KEX/D
<SIZE 14 87BE>{FC56}349 5 80
<DATA 88 20E9>{FC56:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEdXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS+NZdWypuVEunehKIg5wH1riGPdssy1fe
<DATA 88 44A3>{FC56:2}IAg6OAeAuuKjLoK/L248VE7qbsd1oj3fD0OgD2LBTrwhRbfMIZIWPGTD3rQPxB30ePjqAJTi68zZBkgQ
<DATA 88 0620>{FC56:3}0j583aLqqeWcGmU4MD2RHvDSiQ38jioJBkdr3p3ezTCk5WsgSekV+lYXqJ0M6J5d7j5T2h0B4g66S8P4
<DATA 88 2A46>{FC56:4}At+muNyPlTkZaoYaZRdaVP+6TuvlxYvxfaSoxnnVUBiRp2smfZoeNnkiuxnUom8ZKyCS7SizbNNqcYya
<DATA 37 0AD5>{FC56:5}nf0zuNYPVw+ssuJAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 8533>{FC56:EOF}
<CNTL 10 253F>{FC56:EOT}
ORCA/NCS DE K0KEX/D K

DE K7KY
File : 12-21_K0KEX-6.m2s
<MISSING 15 2F57>{FC56}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

awesome..learned alot tonight..Thank you…My Prayers are with the Humboldt County folks tonight.
such a tough time to have this happen. I lived to Los Angeles 71 to 73 and we had slight quakes BUT never what thet had today… Merry Christmas from No West Mo  Rick

FB Rick   I always look fwd to winter when you guys can work the net   it’s great to have you aboard     2 time zone away we really appreciate your participation.  ur signal is S-9  & 3 – 9 db band is very up/down w/deep fading    still, ur 100%  wishing you a pleasant and relaxing Christmas holiday   73 4 now  Doug K7KY BK   anyone else 4 the Monitor’s session?  < K7KY

OK  this wraps the ORCA Monitor’s Session   cu all next Tues meantime   wishing you all a great Christmas
Holiday  73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP  sk

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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.

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