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ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/dec/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA
AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA relay-monitor, back for comments
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA relay-monitor, back for comments
AK7ME Marty Rigby,ID
NI9Y Dan Mishawaka,IN out @ 2040p, back after net
N0LKC Clifford Wallace,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Again, 80m went long as the net progressed, but around mid-point began improving and the lost stations were back in contact. We managed with MFSK-32, but it was not the best solution for all.  Steve K6ETA suggested we may have done better with THOR-22. Mode change can be a difficult call for me when most stations are printing well, but a couple have difficulty. In retrospect, I could have dropped back to THOR-22 and then MFSK-16. This may keep all in contact, but slow the net significantly. Obviously, net-mode will determine how much practice we can have in a reasonable time. When the band is poor, we may have to drop some activities in the slower modes.

Welcome to two Ops new to ORCA, Marty AK7ME in Rigby,ID and Dan NI9Y in Mishawaka,IN. The long net is favoring more distant stations. I had difficulty connecting the nearby stations in Eureka,CA tonight. Clifford N0LKC checked in portable from another NM campground around net-end with a solid signal too.

Relays are more important now. Brad WA7HHE relayed block fills for Mindy W7ZAP during the weekly FLAMP exercise. Rick N6IET relayed two stations I didn’t hear at check-in. Both stations were in contact for the comment round. During Traffic, Rick sent an Op/Image that printed perfectly here.

w1eep_2016-12-21 pic_2016-12-21_042800z
TX: K7KY/OR  RX: W1EEP/UT TX: N6IET/CA  RX: K7KY/OR

You can check-out early if you have to leave. Just send your call on freq or on the WF to get my attention or tell me at check-in you’ll be leaving a certain point and I’ll log it.

Thanks to all for contributing your knowledge and skills in digital practice. Regular practice of efficient routines is what makes competent digital operators. Regular practice strengthens mental/muscle memory and frees attention from repetitive tasks. I like the old saying, ‘Practice makes Perfect’. We may not be perfect, but we’ll be a byte ahead of those who don’t practice.

As always, we appreciate your kind comments and welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log —————–

KE6SLS KE6SLS KE6SLS < W7ZAP

12/20/2016 19:30 PST

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY/NCS, SW/OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

W1HKJ Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

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. Visitors always welcome.

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise by W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

NOTE: LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID

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

FLAMP does not sense FLAMP traffic. Set FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Regular FLAMP practice traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP

REPORTS and one FILL.

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’ < K7KY

œ sigs gonna be crappola agn

de ke6sls k

K7KY K7KY de N6IET N6IET N6IET kn

N6IET < K7KY GE Rick tu for the check in BREAK any more check ins? < K7KY

ORCA Ov.s ke6sls ke6sls k

KE6SLS Jaye… tu I hv u checked in ur signal is weak tonight… 50% print now… BREAK any more check ins? < K7KY

de k6qog Bill in Cedar City, UT with practice message k

K6QOG < K7KY TU Bill ur on the log any more? < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY Tu Steve ur on the log BREAK KB6HOH GE Steve ur on the log BREAK any more? < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

Shall I relay to Steve that you’ve checked him into the log?

N6IET Stand by, Rick BREAK K6ETA Steve hw cpy? < K7KY

KB6HOH Steve how cpy? < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY Steve hw cpy? < K7KY

K6ETA Steve hw cpy now? < K7KY

KI6RIT Oops! N6IET Rick pse try both stations in this mode for relay if you pick them up they will be monitoring… tu < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

You said “this mode”, but you were in MFSK32. Did you mean something else?

Anyway I’m hearing everybody very well. The band is longer than usual.

MFSK-32 <NCS

OK, So to K6ETA and to KB6HOH,

both of you are checked in.

N6IET Rick pse tell them they’re in as monitors and I’ll try them for comments only.. tu < K7KY

OK, Doug wanted me to tell you (k6eta and wb6hoh) that you’re logged in as MONITORING.

Doug will call you for comments only.

de N6IET.

N6IET Tnx Rick BREAK any more check ins? < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY<STX>

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:mg:430 ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/dec/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA relay-monitor

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA relay-monitor

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 8B2A][WRAP:end]

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ORCA Announcements 20/dec/16

Tonight we begin another simple file manipulation exercise using

FLMSG & FLAMP. Our weekly FLAMP exercise, up next, will distribute

‘ex7.txt’. Part of the exercise is parsing/following instructions.

Note: At the top of the FLAMP TX tab is the ‘To:’ window; it defaults

to ‘QST’. Setting this variable ID’s the target station. In a real

traffic situation, only the target station needs fills.

So, remember to change ‘Send To:’ from QST to ORCA,NCS,K7KY,etc

You can return this exercise to NCS in FLAMP today, or any practice net.

As always, these exercises are optional; you can send other traffic,

images, or QRU.

Please send only one practice traffic per net. Bulletins and images are

OK; that’s your traffic for the session. Our time is limited. As participation grows we want to continue providing comprehensive practice

to all.

TOMORROW: FEMA is conducting a digital exercise in Region X, UT,AK,OR,WA. A voice net will open on 60 meter channel 1 (5330.5 kHz USB) at 0900 PST (1700 UTC) with net control announcing the digital net (the alternate voice net frequency is 5403.5 kHz USB). The call for check-ins will be postponed until after the first round of digital transmissions. Participating stations should check in with call sign, city and state of operation, and a report on the ability to receive the digital messages, along with preferred mode.

Weekly Net Report usually posted next day

at: orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check-ins/Visitors? < K7KY

de Ni9Y Ni9Y k

K7KY K7KY de AK7ME AK7ME AK7ME kn

NI9Y < K7KY GE pse say ur name & QTU pse < K7KY

AK7ME < K7KY

K7KY de AK7ME

Name is Marty … QTH is Idaho Falls ID

btu K7KY de AK7ME k

AK7ME < K7KY GE Marty tu for checking it tonigth… from ID ur on the log… BREAK

NI9Y < K7KY how cpy? < K7KY

K7KY de Ni9Y

sorry trying to set up this fldigi system Name is Dan QTH Mishawaka, Indiana

BTU Douglas K7KY de Ni9Y k

NI9Y < K7KY FB Dan nice signal from Indiana ur on the log tnx for checking in tonight… any more? < K7KY

ALL ORCA TU for being patient tonight…. we’ve got lots of Ops on board OK lets move ahead to the weekly FLAMP exercise and tot he the new Ops here tonight we will send a short FLAMP message and then go around the rotation list and send your callsign only for your FLAMP REPORT if you’re not familiar with the process, just send ‘no flamp’ and, I’ll resend the updated rrotation list before we begin…

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:mg:470 ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/dec/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA relay-monitor

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA relay-monitor

AK7ME Marty Rigby,ID

NI9Y Dan

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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W7ZAP < K7KY We turn the net over to Mindy for the weekly flamp exercise…. < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 CF6A>{F2C0}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 28 5E41>{F2C0}20161220205209:ex7.txt

<ID 26 1A28>{F2C0}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 D54B>{F2C0}291 4 80

<DATA 88 C0F4>{F2C0:1}Optional file manipulation exercise. In FLMSG, create a BLANKFORM file,

named:

<DATA 88 7836>{F2C0:2}’URCALL_ex6.b2s’. Copy & paste the question ONLY and enter your answer:

——-

<DATA 88 9446>{F2C0:3}-

How long can you operate w/o grid power?

——–

Send this file to NCS dur

<DATA 59 C5EF>{F2C0:4}ing Traffic round today, or next week using FLAMP.

<CNTL 10 CCE2>{F2C0:EOF}

<CNTL 10 6CEE>{F2C0:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For the weekly FLAMP practice message 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

DE W1EEP

File : ex7.txt

<MISSING 8 B5EA>{F2C0}3

DE W1EEP K

KB6NN

KB6NN

AF7OK

AF7OK

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex7.txt

<MISSING 15 61BD>{F2C0}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

K7DV

DE K7DV

File : ex7.txt

<MISSING 15 61BD>{F2C0}CONFIRMED

DE K7DV K

KE6SLS

KE6SLS

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : ex7.txt

<MISSING 12 763C>{F2C0}1 2 4

DE N6IET K

K6QOG

DE K6QOG

File : ex7.txt

<MISSING 15 61BD>{F2C0}CONFIRMED

DE K6QOG K

AK7ME

DE AK7ME

File : ex7.txt

<MISSING 15 61BD>{F2C0}CONFIRMED

DE AK7ME K

Ni9Y

NI9Y

K7KY de Ni9Y NO FLAMP DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS BUT AM COPYING THE REPORTS AND PHOTO DE NI9Y K

NI9Y < W7ZAP

TU Dan BREAK

WA7HHE Brad will you please RELAY the whole file? TU < W7ZAP

RR de wa7hhe

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 CF6A>{F2C0}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 28 5E41>{F2C0}20161220205209:ex7.txt

<ID 26 1A28>{F2C0}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 D54B>{F2C0}291 4 80

<DATA 88 C0F4>{F2C0:1}Optional file manipulation exercise. In FLMSG, create a BLANKFORM file,

named:

<DATA 88 7836>{F2C0:2}’URCALL_ex6.b2s’. Copy & paste the question ONLY and enter your answer:

——-

<DATA 88 9446>{F2C0:3}-

How long can you operate w/o grid power?

——–

Send this file to NCS dur

<DATA 59 C5EF>{F2C0:4}ing Traffic round today, or next week using FLAMP.

<CNTL 10 CCE2>{F2C0:EOF}

<CNTL 10 6CEE>{F2C0:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP

·{F2C0}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA

DE W1EEP

File : ex7.txt

<MISSING 15 61BD>{F2C0}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

KB6NN

AF7OK

W7ZAP de AF7OK No copy on the FLAMP message. k

AF7OK < W7ZAP TU Christine BREAK

KE6SLS

N6IET

DE N6IET

File : ex7.txt

<MISSING 15 61BD>{F2C0}CONFIRMED

DE N6IET K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Thanks to all for working with me on that exercise. Condx seem to be changing… OK back to NCS < W7ZAP

W7ZAP Tnx Mindy… BREAK we did OK with most Ops, but some did not copy the mode well or at all… if we were sending real traffic, we would change modes until we found one that would complete the message,but we have lots of Ops aboard and not much time so we’ll move along the the Traffic portion of the net… we begin at the top with W1EEP Gene… < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 0536>{7E8D}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 54 9A78>{7E8D}20161221041444:ex7.txt URCALL W1EEP 12-20-16.txt

<ID 18 3644>{7E8D}W1EEP DM37GJ

<SIZE 13 2AD8>{7E8D}66 2 64

<DATA 72 8BFA>{7E8D:1}.

AS LONG AS THE PROPANE HOLD OUT AT LEAST A MONTH W1EEP THANK

<DATA 10 FD78>{7E8D:2}S

<CNTL 10 EF0D>{7E8D:EOF}

<CNTL 10 4F01>{7E8D:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<NUL><STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex7.txt URCALL W1EEP 12-20-16.txt

<MISSING 15 3263>{7E8D}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W1EEP Nice work, Gene… I actually made a mistake in the practice file and you sorted it out the practice file should be named URCALL_ex7.xxxxx not ex6 BREAK

KB6NN Howard ur turn for traffic…. < K7KY

MFSK-32 <NCS

AF7OK Christine I hope you copy well enough to send practice traffic… < K7KY

WA7HHE OK Brad up to you in UT < K7KY

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:inc:21 Name of Incident here

:to:8 ORCA Net

:p1:6 RADO’s

:fm:6 WA7HHE

:p2:4 RADO

:d1:8 12/20/16

:t1:6 20:07L

:sb:19 ICS 213 Information

:s1:24 Who Approved the Request

:p3:36 ICS Positon of who Approved Request

:mg:682 The ICS 213 is an Interdepartmental/Agency Communications Form.

Passing a 213 through your Communications Unit it is imperative that you log the message and keep a copy in case you receive a status request.

For example: If you receive a radio request from a Divison Sup for critical supplies, you want to be able to show you passed the 213 request on to the Supply Unit. If a runner takes the message to the Supply Unit you will want to have the Supply Unit sign a duplicate paper copy to providing proof the message was delivered. [CYA]

The ICS 213 Message should indicate “What” is needed, “When” needed (Date and Time), The physical location “Where” the item/items are needed.

[WRAP:chksum 51D9][WRAP:end]

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WA7HHE TU Brad good advice… BREAKK7DV Dave ur turn… < K7KY

NCS W7ZAP and K7KY DE K7DV

<PROG 18 460C>{7B40}FLAMP 2.2.03

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NCS W7ZAP AND K7KY DE K7DV K

<NUL><STX>

DE K7KY

File : K7DV.ex7

<MISSING 15 94C7>{7B40}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

MFSK-32 < NCS

KE6SLS Jaye…hw cpy… ur up for traffic < K7KY

N6IET Rick any traffic tonight? < K7KY

Image: Rick N6IET

Sending Pic:60x79C;

N6IET (-: Rick u sent this image months ago, but this time it’s perfect… tu BREAK K6QOG Bill ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

QST DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 1E11>{6F39}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 50 6B6A>{6F39}20161221013216:Down_in_Flames_Parity_Act.p2s

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DE K6QOG K

ALL ORCA I missed two blocks of Bills message… we’ll fill this message after the net if anyone needs fillling TU Bill BREAK

AK7ME < K7KY Marty have you any traffic.?? < K7KY

K7KY DE AK7ME

<PROG 18 529B>{5F7F}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 BC10>{5F7F}20161221040424:AK7ME_ex7.txt

<ID 39 EADF>{5F7F}AK7ME Marty – Jefferson County ID

<SIZE 14 F7F2>{5F7F}137 3 64

<DESC 52 CFDF>{5F7F}AK7ME Rigby ID – ORCA Digital NET Response EX7

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<CNTL 10 D8A6>{5F7F:EOT}

DE AK7ME K

<NUL><STX>

DE K7KY

File : AK7ME_ex7.txt

<MISSING 15 9F7A>{5F7F}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

AK7ME nice work, Marty…. BREAK

NI9Y < K7KY Dan do you have any traffic? < K7KY

MFSK-32 < NCS

NI9Y < K7KY Dan if you answered, I missed it agn pse < K7KY

K7KY de Ni9Y

IM NOT SURE BUT UNABLE TO COPY ANY PRINT OTHER THAN MFSK32 MY PROGRAM DOES NOT CHANGE OVER TO WHATEVER THAT MODE IS…PLEASE TELL ME WHAT MODE THAT WAS AND I WILL TRANSMITT A FILE NOW

­

NI9Y < K7KY Dan send it in MFSK32 < K7KY

DE NI9Y GUESS I DONT KNOW WHAT I AM DOING IM USING THE LATEST PROGRAM AND WHEN I CLICK ON THE AUTO-SEND NOTHING HAPPENS…SO WILL NOT HOLD UP THE NET I’LL TRY AND FIGURE THIS OUT…MUST SIGN NOW ITS NOW 1130 PM EST HERE SO TNX GUYS AND GALS

BTU Doug K7KY de Ni9Y k

NI9Y < K7KY FB Dan ur doing OK for sorting out the digital programs… check out our website for more info and come back and work with us again 73 BREAK W7ZAP Mindy ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

K7KY DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 53B9>{25AE}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 0745>{25AE}20161220205437:W7ZAP_ex7.b2s

<ID 26 5A39>{25AE}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

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<CNTL 10 8DDC>{25AE:EOF}

<CNTL 10 2DD0>{25AE:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : W7ZAP_ex7.b2s

<MISSING 15 9880>{25AE}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

ALL ORCA That’s it for traffic… now we return to the top for comments, reception reports, etc… we begin with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

W1EEP Gene nothing printed here… < K7KY

W1EEP Gene no print that time either… I’ll come back to you at the end.. BREAK KB6NN Howard ur here for comments? < K7KY

Seems I’ve lost all the close in stations… AF7OK Christine… how cpy? it’s time for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK I copied some of the other stations

messages, didn’t copy you when you asked for me

to respond. k

AF7OK Well, Christine ur doing well here now… weird band and it’s difficult to find a mode that everyone can copy and still get thru 12 ops in a reasonable time… thanks for hanging in… BREAK WA7HHE Brad ur turn for comments… < K7KY

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WA7HHE 20162112044800

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:inc:37 ORCA Net Activity December 20th, 2016

:dat:8 12/20/16

:tim:6 21:44L

:opp:17 03:30 z to 04:…

:und:8 ORCA NET

:unl:9 K7KY Doug

:pre:6 WA7HHE

:nam[0]:10 Gene-W1EEP

:pos[0]:4 RADO

:hom[0]:15 Pine Valley, UT

:at[0]:13 03:30-03:46 z

:ev[0]:103 K7KY ORCA ncs, call for late check in’s and mode testings for propagation. transmitts net check in list

:nam[1]:13 Howard- KB6NN

:pos[1]:4 RADO

:hom[1]:10 Eureka, CA

:at[1]:7 03:48 z

:ev[1]:35 Signal Evaluation Image sent by NCS

:nam[2]:16 AF7OK- Christine

:pos[2]:4 RADO

:hom[2]:10 Tiller, OR

:at[2]:14 03:59 -04:15 z

:ev[2]:58 W7ZAP provides net FLAMP practice message to all stations.

:nam[3]:12 WA7HHE- Brad

:pos[3]:4 RADO

:hom[3]:14 Cedar City, UT

:at[3]:13 04:16-04:41 z

:ev[3]:73 Traffic portion of the net. Messages sent using FLAMP, FLMSG and Pictures

:nam[4]:9 K7DV-Dave

:pos[4]:4 RADO

:hom[4]:15 Idaho Falls, ID

:at[4]:11 04:42-04…

:ev[4]:14 Comment Round.

:nam[5]:13 KE6SLS- Jayee

:pos[5]:4 RADO

:hom[5]:10 Eureka, CA

:nam[6]:11 N6IET- Rick

:pos[6]:4 RADO

:hom[6]:14 Los Angles, CA

:nam[7]:11 K6QOG- Bill

:pos[7]:4 RADo

:hom[7]:14 Cedar City, UT

:nam[8]:11 K6ETA-Steve

:pos[8]:4 RADO

:hom[8]:12 Petaluma, CA

:nam[9]:13 KB6HOH- Steve

:pos[9]:4 RADO

:hom[9]:10 Novoto, CA

:nam[10]:12 AK7ME- Marty

:pos[10]:4 RADO

:hom[10]:11 Idaho Falls

:nam[11]:9 Ni9Y- Dan

:pos[11]:4 RADO

:hom[11]:13 MISHAWAKA, IN

:nam[13]:12 W7ZAP- Mindy

:pos[13]:18 RADO/NCS Assistant

:hom[13]:13 Brookings, OR

:nam[14]:10 K7KY- Doug

:pos[14]:8 RADO/NCS

:hom[14]:13 Brookings, OR

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WA7HHE Wow, Brad great report…. you must be as busy as Mindy & I during the net… BREAK K7DV Dave ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

K7KY de K7dv i copied most staions here without any problems. the wx here is cold and very snowy weve had a ton of snow in the past few days and Im getting burned out driving Cab… so this evening was a very nice time to spend wit all of you folks! Best wishes to you and all of the net… Good Job… Have a merry Christmas and a very Happy and prosperous new year de K7dv …. Break back to NCS

K7DV FB Dave I’m glad to hear you didn’ t have to drive out into the frigid night…. BREAK KE6SLS Jaye any chance the band has relented and you hear me? < K7KY

N6IET OK Rick up to u for comments.. < K7KY

ORCA de N6IET N6IET

Signal reports from Los Angeles.

I’m running 30 watts this evening.

Band is long this evening.

I lied when I said I could copy everybody. I had tuned in late and missed all the early check-ins,

and some of them I cannot copy at all.

Doug K7KY – You’re the strongest at 0 to 10 dB s/n but only 80% print due to QSB.

I saw K6ETA check in about 4 times, some using the WF, but I never noticed his s/n.

Bill K6QOG – -5 to 0 dB and 100% flamp copy.

Steve – I saw his wf checkin but never actually heard him.

Gene W1EEP – Also very strong at 1 to 6 dB, 100% print, 33% flamp

Howard KB6NN – nary a peep

Christine AF7OK – 6dB s/n. Very nice signal. 100%

Dave K7DV – 16 to -8 dB, 20%

Marty AK7ME – -3 dB 80% print

Dan NI9Y – -12 to 1 dB 25%

Brad WA7HHE – 0 to 4 dB 100%

Mindy W7ZAP – -10 to 0 dB 50% print, 75% flamp

I hope everybody enjoys a great Winter Solstice tomorrow.

73 de Rick N6IET

N6IET < K7KY Tnx Rick I’m not copying everyone myself… the close stations are gone, but I did work Christine just a few minutes ago and it went OK BREAK K6QOG Bill ur up for comments… < K7KY

de k6qog I copied most stations had the biggest problem when changed modes. I will be glad to resend my message when you want. de

k6qog k

K6QOG Tnx Bill I didn’t cpy u completely, but Mindy has it 100% tu BREAKK6ETA Steve how cpy? it comment time if you can hear me < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Until 8:50p I could only copy anyone farther than 400 miles or so (which unfortunately made me deaf to Doug, Mindy, Jaye, etc). But things are finally clearing up now and you are up to 90%… the band’s coming back!

< K6ETA

K6ETA Steve did you copy the ex7 file during the flamp exercise? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Yes on relay I got it. I have been on 100% emergency power for 4 years now (solar and golf cart batteries)

btu K7KY < K6ETA

K6ETA FB Steve same here on pwr… BREAK KB6HOH Steve hw cpy? It

‘s comment time… < K7KY

AK7ME < K7KY Marty ur turn for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de AK7ME

FB on the NET.

I copied almost everyone 100% and recieved everyone replies

You guys (and gals) run a nice net

Thanks for putting up with us vistiors

btu K7KY de AK7ME k

AK7ME no problem we love visitors and you have come into ORCA like you’ve been here all year… thanks for working with us tonight Marty and I hope to see more of you… BREAK W7ZAP Mindy Dan NI9Y has gone QRT so ur up for comments… < K7KY

… start

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:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20162112050439

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20162112041908

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:mg:924 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP 100% KBD, FLAMP copy (S9) s/n=13dB

KB6NN 100% KBD copy

AF7OK 100% KBD copy (S9) s/n=0dB

WA7HHE 100% KBD, (2)FLMSG copy (S9) s/n=17dB

K7DV 100% KBD, FLAMP copy (S9) s/n=18dB(MFSK32)

s/n=6dB (Thor50x1)

KE6SLS 100% KBD copy

N6IET 100% KBD, image copy (S9) s/n=11dB (great copy on image!)

K6QOG 100% KBD, FLAMP copy (S9) s/n=20dB

K6ETA 100% KBD, WFid copy (S8) s/n=8dB

KB6HOH 100% KBD, WFid copy

AK7ME 100% KBD, FLAMP copy (S9) s/n=14dB

NI9Y 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=10dB

K7KY 100% KBD, FLMSG, image copy

Welcome to Marty AK7ME and Dan Ni9Y. Thanks to Brad WA7HHE for relaying the FLAMP exercise and great report. That was an interesting net… between conditions and traffic… keeps us all on our toes! Wishing all a Merry Christmas and hope to see you on the WF again

soon!

73,

Mindy W7ZAP sk

[WRAP:chksum B8F0][WRAP:end]

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W7ZAP Tnx Mindy nice report… BREAK any more comments or questions before we close? please us pre-tune to avoid doubles.. < K7KY

K7KY W1EEP SORRY ABOUT THAT I’M NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED BUT THE WX TONIGHT IS CLEAR AND 24 DEGREES WIND IS LIGHT JUST RIGHT FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL GREAT NET THX TO YOU AND MINDY

W1EEP FB Gene good thing you sorted it out because I forgot to call you at the end of rotation… it’s been a busy net tonight… any more? < K7KY

n0lkc monitoring. copy well since 2115 pt. 30 watts tonite. tnx you n0lkc

N0LKC Ge Clifford ur 30w is doing well ur on the log tu for checking in from the campground in NM BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check-ins/Visitors? < K7KY

Oops! I missed the ID on the WF agn pse… < K7KY

KB6HOH Steve…. how cpy? < K7KY

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug and GE to you. Happy Holidays to you and Mindy!

Been pretty rough copy this PM BUT I did get AK7ME FLamp msg but Sigs are way long tonight.Anyway st%Æyou folks take care and stay warm and dry. 73 from the Bay Area and again Happy Holidays to All and to All a GooBìn#Bt$ htt.

So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH Tu Steve… I’m glad the band let you back in at the end… thanks for working with us and hanging in there… any more comments before we go? < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 12/20/2016 21:15 PST

Thanks for committing your time and

attention to working with us tonight.

We hope to see you again next week.

GN < Doug K7KY NC

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/June/17 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 18 Stations: KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT in&out KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR in&out KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


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

International SATERN Digital Net

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

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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


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

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

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

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

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

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

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