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ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/sep/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 13

Stations:
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA Bulletin
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,U
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
KG6LHW Anthony Blue Lake,CA
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Wow! Big net tonight and a little long too. Thanks for your patience and focus. Although the band was noisy, we did well with MFSK-32 and FLAMP. We concluded the exercise begun last week with each station returning an edited file to NCS using FLAMP. The objective is to practice manipulating received files between fldigi and the OS apps to edit, rename, save, and resend the files. Some Ops are already familiar with this process and it’s new to others. We’re all learning new tasks and procedures.

Mindy W7ZAP flowed through the weekly FLAMP exercise, managing a couple glitches with ease and focus. Our net reflects the numerous tasks necessary to handling digital traffic. At first glance, some of these tasks may appear unrelated to handling digital traffic, but typing and file manipulation skills underlie the generation, editing, and distribution of digital traffic. Image handling also requires knowledge of the OS file system. Next week we’ll experiment with managing received digital images.

Welcome to Anthony KG6LHW in Blue Lake,CA. He’s fortunate to live close to Eureka,CA where it’s easy to find expert guidance with fldigi and digital traffic issues. Mid-net, Howard KB6NN was over to help Anthony sort out fldigi. Digital Ops in Eureka network on VHF/UHF to practice and resolve digital issues. I think this is also happening in Cedar City,UT. It’s a real plus to find assistance with digital HF issues on the local repeater.

Good to have Rick N6IET back with us. He’s been in the hospital and just had his staples removed today. Sounds like a tough appointment to me. Kudos to Ralph for his ongoing dialogue about configuring his Raspberry Pi2 for digital communications. He has all the relevant fldigi apps running now. A powerful station in a small and inexpensive package. And, thanks to Brad WA7HHD for the Rainbow Canyons ARC bulletin. Let me now when you have ARC/radio bulletins and I’ll put you at the top of Traffic rotation. I do this in case we run out of net time. Better we complete the Bulletins before practice traffic.

Thanks for your patience at check-in. It can be the busiest time each net and it’s easy to fall behind when 2 or 3 stations come at once. Although I can see wfID’s easily on the waterfall, I’m sometimes busy elsewhere and Mindy & I can both miss them. Not every ID prints clearly. It depends on condx, power, antenna, etc, and some are occasionally unreadable. Be sure to uncheck all left side boxes on the, ‘Config/ID/Video’ tab. These will constrict the size and scope of your ID.

I was totally surprised by the depth of Amateur Radio experience revealed in our practice files. The 11 exercise files I received reflect 312 years of Amateur Radio experience. Really! No wonder this complex digital net runs so well. It’s an amazing collection of skilled and committed Amateur Operators. And, the newer Ops are just as focused and committed as the elders. I’m delighted to work with you. Again, thanks for your enthusiastic participation. I hope to see you all next week when we’ll do something new and simple with images.

73 Doug K7KY

———– Net Log ———————

I may have missed a station or two… here’s what I have so far…

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,U

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

KG6LHW

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

DE WA7HHE, BRAD IN CEDAR CITY ONE EXERCISE FILE READY, good print on NCS and also KE6SLS jaye

WA7HHE & WB6SDR RR tu < K7KY

KG6LHW is in Blue Lake, CA

< KG6LHW

DE W1EEP W1EEP K

W1EEP RR Gene < K7KY

K7KY W1EEP DID YOU GET BRAD WA7HHE

KG6LHW Anthony QTH please… BREAK WA7HHE RR tu < K7KY

de WA6NBG WA6NBG – Traffic & Bulletin

WA6NBG TU Don Bulletin RR < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA Bulletin

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,U

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

KG6LHW

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

Last waterfall ID again pse. < K7KY

09/20/2016 19:36 PDT

Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET – Doug K7KY-NCS

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500

Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP – MFSK-32

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

The net connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

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

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image for band evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Volunteer conducts brief FLAMP practice exercise

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) Send ‘QRU’. Check before using FLAMP.

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’

Have FLAMP open. It does not self-start.

FLAMP traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP REPORTS

and one FILL.

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

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

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

kk6rky>>>kk6rky>>>Erik in Trinity Center, It looks like I fell off the early list

de kk6rky k

KK6RKY TU Eric lots of ckins tonight and we have you, but forgot to list sir BREAK any more checkins? < K7KY

KB6HOH Tu Steve…

ALL ORCA Tnx for your patience… I’m catching up and will send the rotation list in a moment… < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY<STX>

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:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20162109024228

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:431 ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/sep/16 check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA Bulletin

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,U

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

KG6LHW Anthony Blue Lake,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 9AFC][WRAP:end]

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Any more check ins? < K7KY

ORCA Announcements 20/sep/16

Tonight we complete the 2nd exercise in editing, saving,

and resending the file you received last week. Mindy W7ZAP

will resend this file, ex2.txt, in the weekly FLAMP exercise,

next.

We’ll begin Traffic with the stations that copied this file

last week. If you are receiving it for the first time, you

will have more time to edit/rename/save and resend it to NCS

in FLAMP. Not enough time? No problem; send practice traffic

or QRU.

Thanks to the 10 Stations that checked in to our DayTime net

last Sat. That Net Report is posted to the address below…

Weekly Net Report/Log usually posted by Wednesday @:

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/ < K7KY NCS

ALL ORCA Next, we’ll turn the net over to Mindy W7ZAP for the weekly FLAMP practice file This is the same file as last week and the file

you need for tonight’s exercise… if you can’t do this in the time available, don’t worry… send other traffic or QRU Over to Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

<DATA 136 F21E>{FC2B:1}This is an exercise using features in FLDIGI/FLAMP.

It entails saving a received file on your station PC,

editing and renami

<DATA 136 0949>{FC2B:2}ng the file, and resending the revised

file. FLAMP can be configured to automatically save

received files. You will locate th

<DATA 136 8C75>{FC2B:3}is file, edit it,rename

it, and save it. This is your traffic for next week; NCS

will ask for this file during Traffic.

De

<DATA 136 F067>{FC2B:4}tails:

You can find your FLAMP RX files with the ‘Folders’ tab on the

upper left ‘File’ menu. Edit this file to fill the blank

<DATA 136 5C7E>{FC2B:5}s and

rename the file by adding your callsign.

Was:ex2.txt Now: ex2w1aw.txt.

You will TX this file to NCS in FLAMP usin

<DATA 136 815A>{FC2B:6}g the

‘ADD’ button or by drag&drop on the red ‘DnD’ button.

——— Delete this portion before saving/sending —-

Name:

<DATA 59 21D8>{FC2B:7}

Callsign:

QTH:

License Class:

Years Licensed:

<CNTL 10 F14F>{FC2B:EOF}

<CNTL 10 5143>{FC2B:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Tonight I will only call on stations that were not here last week for REPORTS. I know the stations that completed the RX from last week.

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 …

KK6RKY

DE kk6rky

File : ex2.txt

<MISSING 8 4786>{FC2B}1

DE kk6rky K

N6IET

Oh, sorry, I wasn’t paying attention.

My cat ate my homework.

I have a doctor’s excuse.

I’m ignorant

LOL TU Rick BREAK

KG6LHW

KB6HOH

De Steve KB6HOH Im sorry wasnt paying attention. Pse say again?? k

KB6HOH < W7ZAP

Hi Steve, did u cpy the FLAMP file … pls send REPORT… < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KB6HOH OK YES I did. Is that the same one from what you requested last week? If so Im ready with that. TU k

KB6HOH < W7ZAP

Perfect Steve, I forgot about that Tnx… BREAK

WB6SDR

Name:Ralph Burroughs

Callsign:WB6SDR

QTH:Folsom, CA

License Class:Advanced

Years Licensed:54

Sorry abt being slow I have the file on the computer from Flamp ok.

BTU

WB6SDR < W7ZAP

Thanks RAlph BREAK

WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Brad could you send the fill for block 1? < W7ZAP

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 8E1B>{CD6A}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 28 3FFB>{CD6A}20160914025600:ex2.txt

<ID 18 BD69>{CD6A}W1EEP DM37GJ

<SIZE 15 B879>{CD6A}819 13 64

<DATA 72 BD99>{CD6A:1}This is an exercise using features in FLDIGI/FLAMP.

It entail

<DATA 72 7AF9>{CD6A:2}s saving a received file on your station PC,

editing and renami

<DATA 72 357C>{CD6A:3}ng the file, and resending the revised

file. FLAMP can be conf

<DATA 72 983F>{CD6A:4}igured to automatically save

received files. You will locate th

<DATA 72 08A1>{CD6A:5}is file, edit it,rename

it, and save it. This is your traffic f

<DATA 72 FC29>{CD6A:6}or next week; NCS

will ask for this file during Traffic.

De

<DATA 72 B653>{CD6A:7}tails:

You can find your FLAMP RX files with the ‘Folders’ tab

<DATA 72 8CD9>{CD6A:8}on the

upper left ‘File’ menu. Edit this file to fill the blank

<DATA 72 849B>{CD6A:9}s and

rename the file by adding your callsign.

Was:ex2.txt

<DATA 73 FE28>{CD6A:10} Now: ex2w1aw.txt.

You will TX this file to NCS in FLAMP usin

<DATA 73 1071>{CD6A:11}g the

‘ADD’ button or by drag&drop on the red ‘DnD’ button.

<DATA 73 1DBB>{CD6A:12}——- Delete this portion before saving/sending —-

Name:

<DATA 60 1B56>{CD6A:13}

Callsign:

QTH:

License Class:

Years Licensed:

<CNTL 10 B474>{CD6A:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1478>{CD6A:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Tnx Brad KK6RKY did you copy that file? It has a different name and # of blocks is different, but the content looks the same? < W7ZAP

kk6rky>>>Yes the new file was copied no missing blocks.

de kk6rxy

K7KY < W7ZAP

OK that was a challenge! Back to NCS < W7ZAP

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

KB6HOH Go ahead, Steve.. < K7KY

K7KY / W7ZAP de KB6HOH OK and GE Doug to you and Mindy. Again trying to Multitask and doesnt quite workout to well BUT I do have the file from last week that Mindy asked to have ready this week to send. So when ever you guys are ready I would like to send it.

So BTU K7KY / W7ZAP de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH TU Steve… I’m about to collect those files in the Traffic session… Thanks for everyone’s patience tonight doing REPORTS and RELAYs in FLAMP is taxing in a group setting… we’re doing well anyway… Now, we proceed to the traffic session and call in the practice files first, the Humboldt bulletin from Don WA6NBG over to Don… < K7KY

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WA6NBG 20162109030753

:hdr_ed:22

WA6NBG 20161909235021

<ics213>

:to:24 Eureka Emergency VHF Net

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2016-09-19

:t1:5 1644L

:sb:51 Bulletins and Annoucements for September 19th, 2016

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:676 Congratulations to Anthony KG6LHW for getting Photo of the Month in the October issue of QST magazine for activation of John

Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon.

The Humboldt County EmComm group is looking to have an exercise in October. Suggest times and dates to Peter, W6IES or Don,

WA6NBG.

The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon is Sunday, October 16th, starting at 0900L. VHF communicators will be needed.

2 more VHF communicators needed for the Truckers Parade in December. Contact Dale, KF6QIB 443 2693 for more information.

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

This ends the digital message for September 19th.

[WRAP:chksum 052A][WRAP:end]

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Now, I’ll go around the rotation for the practice files you edited from last week or the file you just rxed same file We’ll begin with Don WA6NBG < K7KY

W7ZAP DE WA6NBG

<PROG 18 006C>{3020}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 678D>{3020}20160921021239:ex2wa6nbg.txt

<ID 49 9E98>{3020}WA6NBG 25 Watts into 180 ft endfed up 25 ft

<SIZE 13 1B1B>{3020}97 2 64

W7ZAP DE WA6NBG BK

<DATA 72 CA7F>{3020:1}

Name: Don Nelson

Callsign: WA6NBG

QTH: Eureka, CA

License C

<DATA 41 5826>{3020:2}lass: Extra

Years Licensed: 35

<CNTL 10 8058>{3020:EOF}

<CNTL 10 2054>{3020:EOT}

W7ZAP DE WA6NBG K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex2wa6nbg.txt

<MISSING 15 2A72>{3020}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W7GBB Bob ur file please… < K7KY

QST DE W7GBB

<PROG 18 207E>{573C}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 30 A179>{573C}20160921025024:W7GBB.TXT

<ID 32 20D7>{573C}W7GBB Renton, WA — CN87wm

<SIZE 13 81C7>{573C}76 2 64

<DATA 72 8CB9>{573C:1}Callsign: W7GBB

QTH: Renton, WA

License Class: Extra

Years Li

<DATA 20 9001>{573C:2}censed: 59

<CNTL 10 0529>{573C:EOF}

<CNTL 10 A525>{573C:EOT}

DE W7GBB K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : W7GBB.TXT

<MISSING 15 2D27>{573C}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KR7KR OK Ken… ur exercise file please… < K7KY

QST DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 627C>{62DD}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 8738>{62DD}20160921025130:ex2_KR7KR.txt

<ID 33 930D>{62DD}KR7KR Cedar City, UT dm37lp

<SIZE 14 1970>{62DD}109 2 64

<DATA 72 F19D>{62DD:1}

Name: Ken Richter

Callsign: KR7KR

QTH: Cedar City, Utah

<DATA 53 5B54>{62DD:2}

License Class: Extra

Years Licensed: 40

<CNTL 10 7AFB>{62DD:EOF}

<CNTL 10 DAF7>{62DD:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex2_KR7KR.txt

<MISSING 15 EB86>{62DD}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KE6SLS OK Jaye.. ur next… < K7KY

QST DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 2554>{2E85}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 5E2B>{2E85}20160921031334:EX2ke6sls.txt

<ID 31 E2B6>{2E85}ke6sls Eureka, California

<SIZE 15 7ACA>{2E85}113 1 128

<FILE 34 5E2B>{2E85}20160921031334:EX2ke6sls.txt

<ID 31 E2B6>{2E85}ke6sls Eureka, California

<SIZE 15 7ACA>{2E85}113 1 128

<DATA 121 D8CF>{2E85:1}

Name: MJ Inabnit

Callsign: ke6sls

QTH: Eureka! California

License Class: General

Years Licensed: 21 years

<CNTL 10 5E38>{2E85:EOF}

<CNTL 10 FE34>{2E85:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : EX2ke6sls.txt

<MISSING 15 0AC8>{2E85}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE Brad ur turn now.. < K7KY

ORCA NCS DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 A999>{DF35}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 F308>{DF35}20160921012116:ex2WA7HHE.txt

<ID 38 1592>{DF35}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)

<SIZE 14 4C9B>{DF35}105 2 64

<DESC 41 6516>{DF35}File repopulate and rename exercise

<DATA 72 0450>{DF35:1}

Name: Brad

Callsign: WA7HHE

QTH: Cedar City, Utah

License

<DATA 49 1828>{DF35:2} Class: Extra

Years Licensed: 28 years

<CNTL 10 E98C>{DF35:EOF}

<CNTL 10 4980>{DF35:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex2WA7HHE.txt

<MISSING 15 A45F>{DF35}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W1EEP OK Gene ur up < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 CE6C>{B2D2}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 43 82B0>{B2D2}20160915011942:EX2 W1EEP 9-20-16.txt

<ID 18 FD1E>{B2D2}W1EEP DM37GJ

<SIZE 14 3323>{B2D2}103 2 64

<DATA 72 CC01>{B2D2:1}

Name:GENE PHILLIPS

Callsign:W1EEP

QTH:PINE VALLEY UTAH

Li

<DATA 47 5D97>{B2D2:2}cense Class:GENERAL

Years Licensed:4

<CNTL 10 2EA7>{B2D2:EOF}

<CNTL 10 8EAB>{B2D2:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

KK6RKY OK Eric ur exercise file please… < K7KY

QST DE kk6rky

<PROG 18 AFDF>{E7E1}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 4864>{E7E1}20160914035325:ex2KK6RKY.txt

<ID 35 5C8A>{E7E1}kk6rky Trinity Center Ca CN80

<SIZE 14 95B6>{E7E1}161 3 64

<DATA 72 4A8B>{E7E1:1}[b64:start]TmFtZTpFcmlrIEFuZGVyc29uCQ0KQ2FsbHNpZ246S0s2UktZDQpRV

<DATA 72 9A8F>{E7E1:2}Eg6VHJpbml0eSBDZW50ZXIgQ0ENCkxpY2Vuc2UgQ2xhc3M6R2VuZXJhbA0KWWVhc

<DATA 41 9D49>{E7E1:3}nMgTGljZW5zZWQ6MjAxNQ0K

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 D251>{E7E1:EOF}

<CNTL 10 725D>{E7E1:EOT}

DE kk6rky K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex2KK6RKY.txt

<MISSING 15 93BE>{E7E1}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

ALL ORCA Oops! I missed Gene’s report…

DE K7KY

File : EX2 W1EEP 9-20-16.txt

<MISSING 15 D646>{B2D2}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

N6IET Rick good to see you back ur up < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

My Windows laptop is very inconveniently located for doing anything with it. I need to find a suitable place to relocate it before i can do much editing or navigating. I don’t use this machine for anything else but ORCA. It sits on a lamp table.

The assignment is dirt simple, yet I never get around to locating Text Edit and the file to edit prior to the net. I feel like a very poor student.

I got my staples removed from my incision today.

I’m tired, now and need to get some rest. Please check me out.

73 to all!

de N6IET sk

N6IET FB Rick the note from ur Doc is all you need… cu soon 73 BREAK KG6LHW Anthony…. this may be confusing for your first time on ORCA no worries… we will be doing lots of these kind of exercises… if you do have FLAMP running, send a report now… tu < K7KY

KG6LHW How copy, Anthony? < K7KY

KB6HOH OK Steve please send your exercise file now… < K7KY

QST DE KB6HOH

<PROG 18 BD68>{A1AC}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 6E6B>{A1AC}20160914040546:ex2KB6HOH.txt

<ID 24 A95E>{A1AC}KB6HOH Novato, CA.

<SIZE 13 6725>{A1AC}99 2 64

<DESC 13 423C>{A1AC}KB6HOH

<DATA 72 D009>{A1AC:1}Name: Steve

Callsign: KB6HOH

QTH:Novato, Calif

License Class:

<DATA 43 7064>{A1AC:2} General

Years Licensed: 31years

<CNTL 10 2AAC>{A1AC:EOF}

<CNTL 10 8AA0>{A1AC:EOT}

QST DE KB6HOH K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex2KB6HOH.txt

<MISSING 15 27E2>{A1AC}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

WB6SDR Ralph… we’re looking for the edited file now… < K7KY

ORCA DE WB6SDR

<PROG 18 EF77>{4C78}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 379D>{4C78}20160921025449:EX2WB6SDR.txt

<ID 29 FB79>{4C78}WB6SDR Folsom, CA Ralph

<SIZE 14 A241>{4C78}94 1 128

<DATA 102 DF00>{4C78:1}

Name:Ralph Burroughs

Callsign:WB6SDR

QTH:Folsom, CA

License Class:Advanced

Years Licensed:54

<CNTL 10 C96D>{4C78:EOF}

<CNTL 10 6961>{4C78:EOT}

DE WB6SDR K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : EX2WB6SDR.txt

<MISSING 15 72E8>{4C78}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W7ZAP OK MIndy ur turn… < K7KY

K7KY DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 38CB>{D7F7}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 69CB>{D7F7}20160921005925:ex2w7zap.txt

<ID 26 6165>{D7F7}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 2FD0>{D7F7}94 1 128

<DATA 102 D7F2>{D7F7:1}Name: Mindy

Callsign: W7ZAP

QTH: Brookings, OR

License Class: General

Years Licensed: 14

<CNTL 10 246F>{D7F7:EOF}

<CNTL 10 8463>{D7F7:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex2w7zap.txt

<MISSING 15 DEA4>{D7F7}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KB6HOH ?? < K7KY

K7KY / W7ZAP de KB6HOH OK Doug & Mindy. gETTING oLD iM CONFUSED but I just looked at the File for next week and it looks to me to be the same file I just sent tonight???

So BTU Doug & Mindy K7KY / W7ZAP de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH Ur right, Steve… same file… we sent this file last week for this week’s exercise and resent the same file tonight so those not here last week could participate if they could turn it around fast enough… and they did very well… BREAK

Thanks for working and paying attention tonight… it can get confusing at times working digitally and w/o voice to sort things out quickly… u have all done very well and thanks to Mindy for running the practice FLaMP session… we’ve got more Ops on board than usual and it sure keeps me hopping here BREAK

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

Ok let’s move on to the comment round we begin at the top with Don WA6NBG < K7KY

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-33.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.17

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WA6NBG 20162109033514

:hdr_ed:22

WA6NBG 20162109033514

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:mg:733 Signal Reports and Comments from WA6NBG. 25 Watts into 180 foot endfed up 25 feet. S9 noise level tonight. S7 noise level last

night.

Image: P4

W7GBB 100% s/n +4 to +6

KR7KR

KE6SLS 100% s/n +6 to +12

WA7HHE 100% s/n -6 to +1

W1EEP 100$ s/n -1 to +3

KK6RKY 100% s/n -1 to +3

N6IET 20%

KG6LHW

KB6HOH 100% s/n +3 to +11

WB6SDR 100% s/n +4 to +11

W7ZAP 100% s/n +1 to +13

K7KY 100% & FLMSG s/n +5 to +12

Extra stuff got in the FLAMP file… I don’t know why. FLDIGI will not connect to the radio from the desktop shortcut, but it does start from the FLDIGI.exe file…???? Every week it seems something is different… Will I ever get it right? I guess that is why we are here. ’til next week…

73. de WA6NBG.

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tWA6NBG Tnx Don ur right, it’s why wer’re here… and, did you notice the years some of these Ops have in Amateur Radio? no wonder we do so well digitally… BREAK W7GBB OK Bob ur turn for comments and wht ever (-: < K7KY

K7KY de W7GBB

Copied all FLAMP 100% except 1 block on two stations.

Nice to winter conditions!

73 from Renton, WA

KR7KR de W7GBB

W7GBB Tnx Bob…. BREAK KR7KR OK Ken ur up < K7KY

K7KY de KR7KR

Thanks for the net.

Had a good time.

Good Practice

Copied all but 2 msg 100%

Thanks, 73

de KR7KR

KR7KR FB Ken good signal from UT tonight BREAK KE6SLS up to you, Jaye… < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

No, correction Doug, DOWN to you jaye! :)

here’s the comments.

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:sb:24 ORCA COMMENTS 20SEPT2016

:s1:6 KE6SLS

:mg:838 Jaye’s report from Lake Whatchamacallit:

Using the old inverted V dipole, short and to the point with balanced feeder being old school and all. I’m using 30 watts from the solar collectors tonight.

k7ky s9, 12db, 100% cp all, p5

kb6hoh s9, 10db, FLA100%

wb6sdr s7, 4db, FLA100%

w7zap s9, 8db, FLA100%

wa7hhe s8, 5db, 100%

wa6nbg s8, 7db, FLM100%, FLA100%

w7gbb s9, 7db, FLA100%

kr7kr s7, 1db, FLA100%

w1eep s6, -5db, FLA100%

kk6rky s6, 5db, FLA50%

n6ieg s5, -12, KB80%

kg6lhw ?, ?, KB100%

For the Humboldt Ops. We lurk on 2m 146.460 simplex, dial in and we’ll help each other out!

Great to hear Utah tonight at my qth! I’m grateful for all you ops that take time out and practice this work! We’re all in this thing together!

Thanks everbody. Great seeing you on the water fall. 73

de Jaye, ke6sls in Eureka! California

tatah

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KE6SLS Tnx Jaye… I say Down because my station is facing south and that puts Bob W7GBB behind me and down… Oops! I meant never mind BREAK WA7HHE OK Brad over to you < K7KY

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:tt:41 Rainbow Canyons Amateur Radio Club Update

:to:11 ORCA RADO’s

:fm:6 WA7HHE

:dt:8 09/20/16

:tm:6 20:48L

:sb:15 Club Activities

:mg:427

RCARC Club members provide communications for the annual 5K foot race down Cedar Canyon September 10th. Amateur Radio Communmications proved valuable to race organizers. Radio Operators helped to request missing H2O and tables at one of the Aid stations, also an Oxygen request for one of the runners.

Lead male and female runners were called into the ICP.

Club members enjoyed the Public Service Event.

73’s Brad WA7HHE

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WA7HHE Thanks, Brad…. If I know ahead of net, I’ll put you at the beginning of Traffic with Bulletins BREAKW1EEP OK Gene ur turn… < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP GOOD CHECK ON MY TWO ANT THANKS TO ALL ON THE NET UTAH HAD 3 ON TONIGHT AND IF WE CAN REMBER TO CK IN ON THE SAT AND SEE IF WE CAN DURING THE DAY THANKS 73’S TO THE NET THANKS TO DOUG AND MINDY W1EEP

W1EEP TU Gene… The Sat daytime net was a one-time event, so far. we want to begin working some on the day time so we’ll have an idea how to work when we might have to work around the clock… BREAK KK6RKY OK Eric ur next… < K7KY

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:mg:959 KK6RKY Net Notes Sept 20, 2016

Icom 7100 50 W, OCF dipole 25 feet

Band conditions: Some QRM

Image: Good

Rotation FLMSG didn’t open but copied list from screen

FLAMP (W7ZAP) 6dB 1 block missing “ex2.txt”

Fill generated a new file with no missing blocks

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA Bulletin

9 dB FLMSG Good copy, no errors

FLAMP 100% copy

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

5 dB FLAMP 100% copy

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,U

7 dB FLAMP

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

13 dB FLAMP 100%

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

5 dB FLAMP errors no blocks

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

4 dB FLAMP 100%

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

Sent ex2KK6RKY.txt

I don’t understand why it wasn’t in ASCII when transmitted.

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

100% keyboard copy

KG6LHW Anthony Blue Lake,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA

10 dB FLAMP 100%

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

10 dB 100%

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

10 dB FLAMP 100%

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

12 dB

Thanks to all for a great net tonight. 73

[WRAP:chksum 19AA][WRAP:end]

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KK6RKY TU Eric nice report… sometimes FLAMP compresses files even when you say no, but it usually doesn’t mess with small files like these… BREAK KG6LHW Let’s see if Anthony is with us… < K7KY

KG6LHW REPT ORCA 20 SEP 16

Hello Doug,

Howard Lang, KB6NN, is here helping me get familier with the ORCA net.

Thanks to Howard. I’m running 20 watts into an 80m skyloop at 70′.

< KG6LHW

KG6LHW Well, Anthony, that’s good to hear… Howard knows his way around the ORCA net, for sure…. Thanks for working with us tonight and I hope you return for more digital practice GE Howard… BREAK KB6HOH OK Steve ur turn for comments etc. < K7KY

K7KY / W7ZAP de KB6HOH OK Doug & Mindy FB and a good net tonight. copied just about all sta’s. With the exception of 2 or 3 sta’s I copied 100 percent on the FLamp TXings. Now for next week are you using the same file from last week. Again im trying to do 1 to many things. 2mtrs, HF and putting my i5 Clone Tower back on Windows 7 from Win10 POS. Hi! Anyway glad to see folks are hanging in here. so with that good to you two and the Net from the SF Bay area and getting off this Laptop that I have been using.

So BTU Doug & Mindy K7KY / W7ZAP de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH TU Steve…. good move 10 back to 7, I think… the file is finished with tonight’s exercise. next week, back to normal ORCA net… we may have another interesting exercise, but we won’t need this file.. if fact, it will be very easy… BREAK WB6SDR OK Ralph ur up now for comments etc… < K7KY

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Comments:

I had a little trouble following the procedure with Flamp but Ill catch on about the directorry and file storage.

80M Antenna:

I moved the South-East leg to a higher elevation in the oak tree. However, it still touches the tree in one spot being hung up on a snag. The SWR is excelent, but when it rains it may change.

Problems with Fldigi on the Raspberry Pi2:

Fldigi would start up a process and bring up the other autostart applications but Fldigi would not bring up the Xwindow screen display. I downloaded and recompiled two versions of Fldigi but on running

./configure,

make -j 4,

sudo make install,

I still could not get a Xwindow screen.

Not until I deleted .fldigi recursive was I able to complete make install and get either Fldigi to work.

Note: make -j 4 runs four threads on the Raspberry Pi2 four core CPU for a much faster compile. I am now running version Fldigi 3.23.13, but I also have fldigi-3.23.13-a06 available. I assume I chose the more stable version?

On auto start, I bring up flrig, flamp, flmsg, and jedit 5.0.1 to edit this file.

The RPi2 seems happy, no waterfall stalls on testing. I kept a spare min-SD card to fall back on and checkout my hardware. If I had to fall back on a prior version and OS I could at least get on the net with the backup memory card.

All signals tonight were 100% copy.,,

73’s

Ralph

BTU NCS

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WB6SDR Ralph.. tnx for the RPi2 info and update… ur antenna is working well here ur 15 over 9 & 10 sn BREAK W7ZAP OK MIndy ur up

KG6LHW < K7KY < K7KY

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:mg:840

35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

WA6NBG 100% KBD, FLMSG, FLAMP (S9 +10 s/n=7db)

W7GBB 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +25 s/n=11db)

KR7KR 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +15 s/n=6db)

KE6SLS 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +15 s/n=10db)

WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10 s/n=14db)

W1EEP 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10 s/n=6db)

KK6RKY 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 s/n=5db)

N6IET 100% KBD (S9 s/n=2db)

KG6LHW 100% KBD (S9 +20 s/n=13db)

KB6HOH 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10 s/n=10db)

WB6SDR 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +15 s/n=12db)

K7KY 100% KBD, FLMSG, image

Welcome to Anthony, KG6LHW. Great to see everyone tonight! Big turnout caused us to scramble a bit on this end keeping track and organizing the stations that already had the file and those who didn’t… good exercise for all.

Have a great week & hope to see you on the WF again soon.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

[WRAP:chksum 392C][WRAP:end]

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W7ZAP Tnx Mindy nice report BREAK Wow! quite a busy night here… I was really impressed when I read all the files with time in Amateur Radio… now wonder you guys do so well I think everyone here will do a great digital job with traffic ,emergencies, and ordinary QSO, digitally speaking… I really enjoy working with all of you thanks for working with us too… any more comments or questions ? please us pre-tune tu < K7KY

OK, I won’t keep you any longer thanks again for working with us tonight here’s the canned closer…

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 09/20/2016 21:07 PDT

Thank’s for working with us tonight.

We appreciate your time and interest.

Hope to see you again next week.

73 < Doug K7KY NCS

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