20/MAR/18 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/Mar/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 20
Station:
K7XSO Tom St George,UT in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KI7DWZ Ted Coos Bay,OR in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT
AE5CL Chris Tuscon,AZ in&out
WA6MVP Doren Brookings,OR in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford nr/Tuscon,AZ in&out
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

It’s officially Spring and the band is definitely improving. We were a little too optimistic picking PSK-250 for the FLAMP exercise opener. Although the mode was not robust enough for condx, we learned something about PSK-250 in these condx. Having to fill many stations gives wider practice with REPORT, FETCH, RELAY,and the complete traffic-handling evolution.

The FLAMP exercise is the closest we come to operating like an Emergency or Traffic net. We’re passing and verifying traffic in a roundtable; on an actual digital net, you would be passing traffic with a single Operator. You only have one station to fill, and the evolution would complete quickly. In tough condx, you might need a relay Operator.

ORCA Welcomes two first-time stations, Tom K7XSO in St George,UT, and Marc K7HMR in Sparks,NV. Marc brings a little news of Doug KA7FOO in Reno,NV. Doug is teaching an NBEMS class on Tuesday evenings and will be back to ORCA in a few more weeks. Good on Doug and all the Amateur Elmers. And, welcome back to Ralph WA6SDR in Valencia,CA. Last year, Ralph had the first Raspberry Pi digital station on ORCA.  Hats off to Ralph for earning his Extra Class License at Quartzsite last month.

Participation is growing. A little unsettling at first, but actually a good thing. We’ve been able to maintain our usual net routines w/o having the net run too long. Some of the accommodation for a larger roster has been accomplished by the membership. Some of you have been helping us by holding your planned traffic for another net when the net is busy and long. Thank you.

A possible tactic for nights with big rosters and lots of Traffic might be to close the net after the Traffic round and hold the Comment round after closing. This would free the stations wanting to close w/o hindering those who wish to comment. We’ll try it sometime and see how it works.

When we ask for volunteers to conduct the weekly FLAMP exercise, please don’t think were thinking to groom our replacements. We like our work. This exercise is a natural entry point to NCS duties. We’re hoping that your experience here on ORCA will prepare you to NCS a digital traffic net in times of need. Just participating here will instill the fundamentals of digital networking. If necessary, most of you could do it today. Dave K7DV took over ORCA in January of 2017 when Mindy & I were ill. Christine AF7OK assisted him the first week. Dave took the net for two weeks w/o a heads up or useful documents. Hats off to Dave! If you’ve been with us for awhile, I think you would do a credible job and make us proud (-:

Here’s tonight’s test image decoded in UT:

RX: W1EEP UT

Thanks for practicing with us tonight. I hope to see you next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ———

<@TXRSID:on>
K7KY *** TUNE *** < K7KY

<@TXRSID:on>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de K7XSO K7XSO to monitor in & out OrCA net

K7XSO < K7KY GE ur name & qth please < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de K7XSO K7XSO

K7KY K7KY de K7XSO K7XSO Tom Staten, Saint George, Utah.

K7XSO < K7KY RR Tom welcome to ORCA I would recommed u check in&out initially to learn the routiness OK? < NCS

K7KY K7KY de K7XSO K7XSO OK, Looking forward to this.

K7XSO < K7KY FB Tom ur in&out tonite enjoy monitoring and we’ll look forward to your participation in the future… BREAK any more early ck ins? < K7KY

DE W1EE´xege r½Jh Eisalley Utah K
[edit:double] GR tpQank you. Your patience is appreciated

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

RR Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT Ur on the roster tu < K7KY
station that doubled with W1EEP come agn pse..

KB6NN < K7KY RR Howard in&out tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7K7-ORCA de KI7DWZ in & out pse Ted

RR Ted
KI7DWZ Ted Coos Bay,OR in&out tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY de KD7CL
Craig Riverton, Or
IN & OUT

RR Craig
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY K7KY de KF7YRS KF7YRS
checking in

GE Lee
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT logged in, tu
< K7KY

o erI is, Tucson, AZ, USA Tucson, AZ, USA

station that doubled with YRS again please < NCS

AE5CL AE5CL , Cª iq œris, Tucson, AZ

K7KY-ORCA DE WA6MVP Doren, Brookings OR USA IN&OUT
de WA6MVP k

RR Chris
AE5CL Chris Tuscon,AZ in&out tu < K7KY

RR Doren
WA6MVP Doren Brookings,OR in&out tu < K7KY

KB6HOH < K7KY
RR Steve
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug AND GE to you and Mindy and Tnx
So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7XSO Tom St George,UT in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eurekka,CA in&out
KI7DWZ Ted Coos Bay,OR in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT
AE5CL Chris Tuscon,AZ in&out
WA6MVP Doren Brookings,OR in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA de ke6sls ke6sls

Hi Doug. I hyave to check in/out tonight, trying to get some work done here tonight. I will leave this running and try to report following comment round. Hope u have a GREAT net tonight om!
de ke6sls k

RR Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out tu < K7KY

K7KY < WA7HHE GE Doug, Goood short skip in this neck of the woods, one practice message ready

RR Steve
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA Ur on the roster tu < K7KY

RR Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT Ur on the roster tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE < K7DV

GE Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID logged in, tu
< K7KY

no copy last station agn pse < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE < K7DV i think u mean me but not sure hi de K7dv

K7DV < K7KY Tnx Dave I had u already… last station agn pse < K7KY

This is Marc K7HMR from Sparks Nv checking in early.
I will be monitoring only, in and out.

K7HMR < K7KY GE Marc welcome to ORCA ur in&out tonite tu < NCS

K7KY DE N0LKC/P N0LKC/P TUCSON AZ IN & OUT, TU DE CLIFFORD N0LKC KN

RR Clifford
N0LKC/P Clifford Tuscon,AZ in&out tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7XSO Tom St George,UT in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KI7DWZ Ted Coos Bay,OR in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT
AE5CL Chris Tuscon,AZ in&out
WA6MVP Doren Brookings,OR in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K6HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford Tuscon,AZ in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

KR7KR
KEN
CEDAR CITY, UTAH
DM37lp
de KR7KR

GE Ken
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT logged in, tu
< K7KY

Early ck-in is going very well we already hv 15 ck-ins and 5min yet b4 net… this is the busiest time of the net usually thanks for coming a bit early BREAK any more early ck-ins for the ORCA DIGITAL NET??? < NCS

Hi Doug K7KY. Request early check in and out; W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA digital power out 25 Watts BTU

RR Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K7XSO Tom St George,UT in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KI7DWZ Ted Coos Bay,OR in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT
AE5CL Chris Tuscon,AZ in&out
WA6MVP Doren Brookings,OR in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K6HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford nr/Tuscon,AZ in&out
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

03/20/2018 19:31 PDT
WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY-NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

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

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing digital 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

Weekly FLAMP Exercise
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in order
No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’.
Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

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

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone*
* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or VideoID on WF
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’
< K7KY

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.6
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20182103023605
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:635 ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/Mar/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 19
Station:
K7XSO Tom St George,UT in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KI7DWZ Ted Coos Bay,OR in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT
AE5CL Chris Tuscon,AZ in&out
WA6MVP Doren Brookings,OR in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K6HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford nr/Tuscon,AZ in&out
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum AD2D][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 20 March 2018

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex61.txt’, a digital
-traffic and file-manipulation exercise. Complete the instructions
and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC round using FLAMP, or
send your own practice traffic or QRU.

Early Ck-In now starts at the top of the hour, 1900p/0200z; the net begins
at 1930p/0230z as usual.

Pre-Tone, Again: For ORCA, you should disable Auto Pre-Tone. You only
need pre-tone when there is likelihood of doubles.

Although check-ins are increasing, we’ve been keeping the net about the same
length. I think many of you help us manage net-time by skipping your traffic
occasionally when the net is big. We hope to retain the current level of
participation as check-ins increase.

Our weekly FLAMP exercise was originally intended to be conducted by an ORCA
volunteer. Having none, we’ve settled into doing it ourselves. It remains a
voluntary position. This exercise is not difficult to conduct and will help
you develop the basic network skills necessary for digital NCS. An overarching
ORCA objective is to help Amateur Ops learn the skills necessary to NCS a
digital net in times of need. Although you may never be called to this task,
it would be good to own these skills. Let me know if you would like to give it
a go; we’ll give you all the support you need. You’re among friends! Take a
risk; gain confidence and new skills.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
< K7KY

Next, Mindy W7ZAP will conduct the weekly FLAMP exercise give us a moment to switch antennas < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
TX will be in BPSK-250 with fills in MFSK32/16 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 CB56>{5BF8}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 29 CDB8>{5BF8}20180320224549:ex61.txt
<ID 25 EFFA>{5BF8}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9559>{5BF8}462 8 64
<FILE 29 CDB8>{5BF8}20180320224549:ex61.txt
<ID 25 EFFA>{5BF8}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9559>{5BF8}462 8 64
<DATA 72 583D>{5BF8:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG IC
<DATA 72 A33E>{5BF8:2}S-213 form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex60.213. Make ‘Inc’= ORCA,
<DATA 72 2A24>{5BF8:3}’To’= NCS, ‘FM’= URCALL, ‘Sub.’= Digital Nets. Copy the followin
<DATA 72 CE00>{5BF8:4}g questions to the ‘Message:’ field and add your reply.

Do you
<DATA 72 559A>{5BF8:5}practice digital traffic on another HF digital net? Which net/ne
<DATA 72 8AED>{5BF8:6}ts?

In TRAFFIC round, send this file to NCS using FLAMP, or sen
<DATA 72 D98F>{5BF8:7}d your own practice msg or QRU. Before sending, change ‘QST’
<DATA 22 FB43>{5BF8:8} to ‘NCS’.
<CNTL 10 92C0>{5BF8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 32CC>{5BF8:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:42Z BPSK-250 @ 1500>>
For the weekly FLAMP practice exercise we try
to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT
Button or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …
W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W1EEP
File : ex61.txt
<MISSING 16 005A>{5BF8}1 2 3 4 5
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KF7YRS

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KF7YRS
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 5194>{5BF8}PREAMBLE
DE KF7YRS K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : ex61.txt
<MISSING 10 79BA>{5BF8}5 6
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

7HHE
File : ex61.txt
<MISSING 8 226D>{5BF8}3
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE < K7DV sorry I was out for a person I forgot to pickup so no traffic now srri great job de K7dv

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex61.txt
<MISSING 14 D8AC>{5BF8}2 3 6 7
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 CB56>{5BF8}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 29 CDB8>{5BF8}20180320224549:ex61.txt
<ID 25 EFFA>{5BF8}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9559>{5BF8}462 8 64
<FILE 29 CDB8>{5BF8}20180320224549:ex61.txt
<ID 25 EFFA>{5BF8}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 9559>{5BF8}462 8 64
<DATA 72 583D>{5BF8:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG IC
<DATA 72 A33E>{5BF8:2}S-213 form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex60.213. Make ‘Inc’= ORCA,
<DATA 72 2A24>{5BF8:3}’To’= NCS, ‘FM’= URCALL, ‘Sub.’= Digital Nets. Copy the followin
<DATA 72 CE00>{5BF8:4}g questions to the ‘Message:’ field and add your reply.

Do you
<DATA 72 559A>{5BF8:5}practice digital traffic on another HF digital net? Which net/ne
<DATA 72 8AED>{5BF8:6}ts?

In TRAFFIC round, send this file to NCS using FLAMP, or sen
<DATA 72 D98F>{5BF8:7}d your own practice msg or QRU. Before sending, change ‘QST’
<DATA 22 FB43>{5BF8:8} to ‘NCS’.
<CNTL 10 92C0>{5BF8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 32CC>{5BF8:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
EEP
File : ex61.txt
<MISSING 15 8E56>{5BF8}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KF7YRS

ye muaneXÀ8eaRSL ex61.txt
<MISSING 15 8E56>{5BF8}CONFIRMED
DE KF7YRS K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : ex61.txt
<MISSING 15 8E56>{5BF8}CONFIRMED
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex61.txt
<MISSING 15 8E56>{5BF8}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K7DV
File : ex61.txt
<MISSING 15 8E56>{5BF8}CONFIRMED
DE K7DV K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex61.txt
<MISSING 15 8E56>{5BF8}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Allstns confirmed. Let’s hear it for mfsk32! BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx Mindy nice exercise PSK250 was too wimpy for condx, it seems but MFSK 32 is solid tonite BREAK

1953L ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY
OK we’ve sorted our antennas again… next is the Traffic round beginning with Gene W1EEP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 198C>{C071}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 42 E043>{C071}20180321025132:ex61 URCALL W1EEP.txt
<ID 18 DAFE>{C071}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 14 12C8>{C071}142 3 64
<DATA 72 205E>{C071:1}wE PLAQY ON OUR WITH OUR LOCAL HAMS ON DIFFERENT NIGHT SO WE CAN
<DATA 72 B0FA>{C071:2} STAY CURRENT IT WORKS VERY GOOD BUT WE HAVE FUN AND THX FOR THE
<DATA 22 7F27>{C071:3} NET W1EEP
<CNTL 10 9369>{C071:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3365>{C071:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : ex61 URCALL W1EEP.txt
<MISSING 15 6A0B>{C071}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

W1EEP < K7KY Tnx Gene nice work on the exercise… BREAK next for Traffic is Lee KF7YRS < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de KF7YRS KF7YRS
keyboard traffic

Another true story…
My wife Karen and I lived in rural Indiana. Our neighbors all had at least 5 acres, so the houses were separated by grassy patches. One day Karen looked out the

front window and saw something in the neighbors high grass. She told me it was a giant rabbit, or a baby deer, or… As I questioned her further, she said that she

really believed it was a kangaroo, but this could not be possible!!! Of course, as any husband would do, I ridiculed her and laughed. She said it really looked like

a kangaroo, but of course, it could not be, not in the corn fields of Indiana. The next day we learned on the news that a neighbor, perhaps 10 miles away, had a pet

kangaroo that had escaped. His name was Skippy amd everyone was out looking for him. The story ended badly for Skippy, but I learned to sincerely trust Karen’s

eyes!!!
True story… de kf7yrs

KF7YRS < K7KY FB Lee another interesting story I’m going to keep my eye out around here too BREAK next is Steve K6ETA < NCS

QST DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 7639>{93A0}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 AB6D>{93A0}20180321025232:K6ETA-ex60.213
<ID 29 371D>{93A0}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA
<SIZE 14 E13C>{93A0}433 6 80
<DATA 88 9742>{93A0:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGIXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzNdcVfWIn9e3qtmH
aa
<DATA 88 30D3>{93A0:2}q28J+1+K8lyDtyxp0Nhzr4g9bzInuASkyBciuw7jQ08vZKtPQ9hb56mxRpUO74eHoyPXVuApAJ7AzxtK
<DATA 88 B905>{93A0:3}N1L8zqu4PBs2lX9zhBewGXH/34q6ENp7HUWALyQEd9v6J1EEGu5XViRnd253Dj09voxfgu6lpZqoDZd
+
<DATA 88 AB14>{93A0:4}WOYBtX9+2ZpEVlQwhOXoZ93biTdPU5qa/Cpvntn+tjDt52bbpEVDGSxSqnord3jYGzFVcKR45AyfEf+4
<DATA 88 E4E4>{93A0:5}5joVNbnEW1n3MRE5gtzx555Z20MTTPTee45ogF76jj1rcR5lJlpA2Wgs/EM4FGjhKUTy3xZV7lveMjdt
<DATA 41 C92A>{93A0:6}Xn2qj4q4DFfm95SeRBxIA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 F224>{93A0:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5228>{93A0:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve tu here’s ur report

DE K7KY
File : K6ETA-ex60.213
<MISSING 15 9838>{93A0}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next for Traffic is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Disaster_COMM’s.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20182103030118
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20182103015257
<plaintext>
:tt:15 Disaster COMM’s
:to:8 ORCA Net
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 03/20/18
:tm:6 19:52L
:sb:46 How to Stay Connected During Natural Disasters
:mg:915 [Something Amateur Radio Operators know about] Communications are the pillar of any emergency response and recovery effort. They allow crews to coordinate tasks, keep one another informed of developing information,

and maintain safety within their own organizations.

Several key features for reliable emergency communicates are:
Power backups: Genset, Battery, Wind and Solar.
Off-network calls: Simplex line of sight communications.
Dedicated channels: When networks are overloaded, dedicated channels that allow for call prioritization.
Mobile & portable battery life: Having a portable handheld with spare battery packs that allow depleted batteries to be charged via vehicle chargers.
Robust, resilient design: Use of radio’s and network engineered to operate in extreme conditions.

From Emergency Management Mag http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/how-to-stay-connected-during-natural-disasters.html
[WRAP:chksum 674D][WRAP:end] … end

WA7HHE < K7KY Good info, Brad tu next for Traffic is Dave K7DV < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS DE K7DV

<PROG 18 2568>{5B10}FLAMP 2.2.03
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<DATA 72 68BF>{5B10:2}3r7aV8mBYKtObmvXtWdWt1DWUxQB4vitj+oToE4x1lMPwnOayW6gyCrcW4amYrx7
<DATA 72 27BE>{5B10:3}V7S/8IrS0S2YLadVlFg/R8pIVT0TBa8Ub/E1udz4Oez8oXguh4kMRMNC0rjeroUC
<DATA 72 04AF>{5B10:4}v/MVENF6YFdtVXwpjrxQtHqr9eSdvz3jZZ0UFt1KKQgBEqpT4a1AyBPE25U+Irwy
<DATA 72 6DCB>{5B10:5}WMrV8UCMsQtHPTLNFNW/F2UaznxQHKJDufAJsrzuEz4UCEo6WNkKy0VGTB7mvroQ
<DATA 69 F066>{5B10:6}4wy5QPlqfpaECxVliKQ83vhd3X3QQuiyL9m3Nvz/LqUXDx3IA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 DDC6>{5B10:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7DCA>{5B10:EOT}

DE K7DV K

K7DV < K7KY Tnx Dave here’s ur report

<NUL>
DE K7KY
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DE K7KY K

KR7KR < K7KY Ken ur next for Traffic… < K7KY

NCS DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 7222>{1C80}FLAMP 2.2.03
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<ID 33 7BC2>{1C80}KR7KR Cedar City, UT dm37lp
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<DATA 72 7126>{1C80:2}DMwMjU4MTINCjxpY3MyMTM+DQo6aW5jOjQgT1JDQQ0KOnRvOjMgTkNTDQo6Zm06N
<DATA 72 7F71>{1C80:3}SBLUjdLUg0KOnNiOjExIERpZ2l0YWwgTmV0DQo6bWc6MTIxIERvIHlvdSBwcmFjd
<DATA 72 8BD7>{1C80:4}GljZSBkaWdpdGFsIHRyYWZmaWMgb24gYW5vdGhlciBIRiBkaWdpdGFsIG5ldD8gV
<DATA 72 4F6E>{1C80:5}2hpY2ggbmV0L25ldHM/DQoNCk5vIEhGIE5ldA0KUWUgc29tZXRpbWVzIGhhdmUgY
<DATA 45 CFB6>{1C80:6}SBWSEYgRGlnaXRhbCBOZXQNCg==
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<CNTL 10 71A0>{1C80:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

KR7KR < K7KY RR Ken nice going on the exercise… I love to get FLAMP messages and send the report… here’s urs

DE K7KY
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DE K7KY K

2009L ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY

The Comment round is next beginning with Gene W1EEP < NCS

K7KY DE W1EEP GREAT NIGHT TONIGHT NEED MORE TO PLAY WITH THE NET. BUT ALWAYS ENJOY YOU AND MINDY.
THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO TO KEEP US UP TO SPEED 73’S TO ALL W1EEP

W1EEP < K7KY Tnx Gene we enjoy working with you and the crew…. BREAK next for Comments is Lee KF7YRS < NCS

K7KY K7KY de KF7YRS KF7YRS

Not much to add. Thanks for running the net, I really enjoy it. Best to Mindy I’m running out of true stories… time to invent some…
GN all de kf7yrs

KF7YRS < K7KY

KF7YRS < K7KY Good to hear you’ll make some up BREAK next is Steve K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
Great to have the Utah stations and a nice long list of In & Out stations. AZ was clear earlier and WA was in there too. As usual, a well-run net and the PSK was

pretty fast even though 2 blocks dropped out down this way.

All the best and 73
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Tnx Steve yes, lots of in&out’s are good for net length tonite there are only 6 active stations so it doesn’t run the net too long… the

in&out stations still get quite a bit of interaction copying the messsages etc… BREAK
next is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA net < WA7HHE, Band is super tonight, lots of in and out stations tonight,encourage them to follow closely and jump in and participate in all the fun next week.

Great to see K7XSO from St. George Utah checking in tonight, have enjoyed working with Tom, his new 80m trap dipole doing a good job, hope to meet him in person at the

Dixie Amateur Radio Club meeting tomorrow night. KF7YRS is an old pro now! BIG thanks to Doug and Mindy for all they do in teaching Narrow Band Emergency Messaging.

WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY FB Brad tnx for the flowers… I too like to see lots of in&out stations it takes a few sessions to catch the net-flow here… I’m also

hoping some will take up the challenge of running the weekly FLAMP exercise… it’s great for learning the basics of NCS and figuring out what mode might work

tonite… anyway, eventually someone will give it a go and then we’ll hve even more fun BREAK next is Dave K7DV < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY de K7DV great net and its gettinf easier and easier to make the practice ansers up its great practice .. ive noticed alot of our stations that check into our net

come from here and this well run net and it paying off big time as more and more of oyr normal checkins come up with perfect traffic Thanks to you and all the net

operators for the great effort and results im seeing .. it is truly rewarding to see it happening because of you and mindy
73’s gotta go here soon Great NET!!! K7KY es W7ZAP de K7DV

K7DV < K7KY FB Dave and thanks for the flowers too… it’s actually you and the crew that make ORCA work so well… Mindy & I love working with you all…

BREAK next is Ken KR7KR < NCS

K7KY > KR7KR

Good band condition tonight
copied all stations
thanks to ou and Mindy for the net
73

de KR7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY

KR7KR < K7KY OK Ken band condx are as good as we’ve had in months… I hope it continues into spring BREAK next for Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20182103032213
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:949 35w 264ft doublet @ 130ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

K7XSO 100% copy KBD (S8) 1dB
W1EEP 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 10dB
KB6NN 100% copy Vid/ID
KI7DWZ 100% copy KBD (S9 +40!) 10dB
KD7CL 100% copy KBD (S9+) 9dB
KF7YRS 100% copy KBD (S9) 6dB – great story :-)
AE5CL 100% copy KBD (S8) -10dB
WA6MVP 100% copy KBD (S9 +20) 10dB
KB6HOH 100% copy Vid/ID, KBD (S9) 9dB
KE6SLS 100% copy (S9 +15) 5dB
K6ETA 100% copy KBD, FLAMP, Vid/ID (S9 +20) 15dB
WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9 +10) 10dB
K7DV 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) 8dB
K6HMR 100% copy KBD (S9)
N0LKC/P 60% copy KBD (S8)
KR7KR 100% copy KBD (S9 +10) 8dB
W5CLE 100% copy KBD (S9+) 1dB
K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

ORCA welcomes K7XSO Tom in St. George, UT and K7HMR Marc in Sparks, NV. BPSK250 wasn’t nearly as robust as MFSK32. Fun to compare the different modes. Band condx seem

to be pretty good. Great to see all on the WF and hope to work with you all again soon.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum EEF6][WRAP:end] … end

W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx Mindy great signal report BREAK are there any furthere comments? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < KA7PAT
MOST SIGNALS WERE CLEAR LATER ON … 73 AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK..

KA7PAT < K7KY GE Pat u 2 hv a great signal tonite I’ll ck u in&out BREAK any more? < NCS

K7KY

Correction on my call sign.
It is K7HMR
not K6HMR
Thanks
Marc
K7HMR

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < KA7PAT
I HAD CHECKED IN BUT GUESS CONDITIONS WERE SO GOOD.

K7HMR < K7KY RR Marc i hv it corrected tu BREAK KA7PAT RR Pat I must have missed u @ ck-in sri anyway, ur on the roster now thanks BREAK any

further comments? < K7KY

K7XSO

Before RSID: <<2018-03-21T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < KA7PAT ROGER … TAKE CARE 73S

K7XSO < K7KY again please < NCS

any last comments or late ck-ins pse come now < K7KY

I’ll resend the updated roster after we close the net

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 03/20/2018 20:30 PDT

Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next Tues.
Practice makes Perfect!
73 Doug K7KY

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K7KY 20182103033136
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:667 ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/Mar/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 20
Station:
K7XSO Tom St George,UT in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KI7DWZ Ted Coos Bay,OR in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT
AE5CL Chris Tuscon,AZ in&out
WA6MVP Doren Brookings,OR in&out
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K6HMR Marc Sparks,NV in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford nr/Tuscon,AZ in&out
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum B303][WRAP:end] … end

K7HMR < K7KY Marc I did correct ur call, but missed it on the last roster I sent… It’s recorded correctly (-: 73 < NCS

thank you
Doug &nnka7foo should be back in a couple of weeks
he is teachin g an emmcomm one class
73 K7HMR

K7HMR < K7KY FB Marc Give our regards to Doug KA7FOO we miss him I happy he’s got some representatives here cu next time… 73 4 now Doug K7KY

N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford hw cpy? < K7KY

K7KY DE N0LKC GE DOUG, #hst§) GEeW E U? GREAT NET AS ALWAYS, I HAVE YOU AT ABT 0 – 5 DB TONIGHT, I COPY ESSENTIALLY ALL STATIONS QUITE WELL. WE MOVE TOMORROW SO GLAD

I COULD STAY HERE THIS LAST NIGHT IN THIS AREA. BK DE N0LKC KN

N0LKC/P < K7KY FB Clifford… u r S-9 & -2 to -4 db printing mostly 100% with some drops here & there… I hope ur next camp will hv good propagation to the

coast.. btu < K7KY

K7KY DE N0LKC, YES ME TOO, BUT WE WON’T BE moving too far, maybe near camp verde az, to north. not sure how long we will stay there, we need to start heading bk to ut

but want to wait until the wx breaks a bit more. close call on the reception then, glad you have me enough to make it out, my antenna is a bit smaller now but much

easier and quicker and safer to set up, so i am running just a little more power now when i can afford it, about 30 watts if the sun shines. this camp is in the mtns

ne of tucson, next should be in a valley. bk doug, tnx for the late hello, i know it is a long nite for you and quite a crowd now these days, bk de n0l°×c

N0LKC/P < K7KY RR the nets are getting a bit more intense these days good for us as we’re still having fun… Camp Verde is an old neighborhood for me… living

in Jerome Cottonwood, Clarkdale, & Camp Verde were our nearby villages… ur 30w & new config ant is doing great btu < K7KY

yes on net, doug i always try to work the exercises as if i was in the net, so it is not a whole lot different for me and avoids extra hassles with fills and such that

i am still learning about. no net or phone here at this camp for last two weeks, tnx for hf net list i get mail when i visit town. i was going to send email

wondering if anyone might want to meet informally after the net, maybe once a month or so, for a question/answer/discussion session. I always have questions of some

sort, next i need to learn to send the messages via flmsg, flamp seems fine now. roger on cottonwood, i used to keep my horse there for a while when i was first

finding a place to set up in flagstaff, i was camping then also for abt 3 months trying to change from a career position to my life as a more independent sort…..

lived in flag about 3 years…. i know ant probably is a compromise but i hope it still works ok. i only have 2 radiators now instead of 3, and it is not quite as

tall, but definitely much easier to set up.tnj bk doug if you are still awake, but i bet you have not eaten your oriental dinner yet….. de n0lkc kn

N0LKC/P < K7KY UR right time to eat no noodles tonite,,, Texas style beans & rice… Mindy is originally from Texas… but we both love noodles… ur

antenna seem to continue to refine getting a good signal out with little wire and low power… and, we like ur idea for an occasional question/answer session

following the net… and, I’m not surprised that you might have questions (-: OK time to eat… always good to catch up with you, Clifford.. travel safe 73

4 now Doug K7KY sk

tnx doug, sounds like a great camp meal, we can join in someday, it was carol’s nachos here tonight, she knows a short version….. that would be great on the net, i

am surprised how everybody pretty much disappears, they do seem to disappear without you and mindy to lead the charge, but maybe we could be embarrassed in the offtime

and not screw up the net so much, i know i have my share….. have a good dinner and hope i can catch you at the next camp (it may be a shorter one though, so the days

may not match….) bk to utah near end of month. chow for now doug, literally and figuratively…. 73 es ge es tnx for howdeedooo de n0lkc sk sk

K7KY de WB6SDR in Vlalencia CA working to get the rig setup to join your net again in the futurre. 73 es enjoy dinner
-Ralph

WB6SDR < K7KY Hey! Hi, Ralph…. good to c u… we were just talking about u last week… I’d be delighted to have u ck-in & work with us again… I got a

note from Clifford N0LKC after Quartzsite… sounds like you two met there and you assisted him with some aspect of fldigi sound right? < K7KY

Looking forward to workiing with you agin , yes I enjoyed meeting Clifford at the Quartzite ham fest and helping as much as I could. I passed my Extra exam there so it

was interesting. but the Rpi doesnt wrok flamp anymore so I am using a laptop which I need to finish setting up. See you next week I hope. From Valencia Ca.
73.s
-Ralph
de WB6SDR

WB6SDR < K7KY My next question was abt ur rpi there’s another Op on ORCA now using an RP3, but I’ve forgotten which Op.. Dave W1HKJ has a page on his website

for the RP3 and it sounds like the install is now very easy… I hope so… I still want to make a field rig with an RP3 btu < K7KY

Ok sounds good. Sometimes my Rpi configuration file does not fully bring the Rpi back up correctly and making FlRig and Fldigi work together is great when all works

but the Serial devices like ttyUSB0 and ttyUSB1 can be troublesome. Well I will look at W1HKJ’s web site when I can. See you again soon.

Any thing more?

BTU
DE WB6SDR

WB6SDR < K7KY FB Ralph… thanks for the call I’ll b looking for u on ORCA nice to catch up with you 73 4 now < K7KY

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