21/SEPT/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 21/SEPT/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 27
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
__K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Today’s events ran wildly off our intended course. Doug’s surgery appointment advanced suddenly; COVID 19 takes precedence over ongoing medical procedures. It was today or next month, an unacceptable delay. Surgery on his right arm makes typing difficult, but he should be back up to speed next week. We’ll return to our unusual net format then with the NBEMS Exercise & Traffic Round between Announcements and Comments. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

I had an Operator error during check-in with my antenna… I only switched 2 of the 4 switches, leaving me transmitting on my coax. I copied many of the ck-in stations, but they didn’t hear me. I emailed Craig KD7CL following the net and asked if he copied my reply when he checked-in and he said, “Got your reply and seemed strong”.  Also, Darrell W6ADZ wrote saying he copied me once before I figured out what was wrong and corrected it. You don’t always need a perfect antenna to get out, but it sure helps!

A few weeks ago John KS6M emailed with a suggestion to use a 1×1 white pixel and list missed images along with those received. Great suggestion John, it looks better and makes processing much easier. We had to wait a few weeks to try it out, as luck would have it, everyone copied both images 100% until last tonight.

Images from the net:

KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7BHK, Vancouver, WA
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Don’t forget these nets; they’re conducted by ORCA Colleagues. 4 digital nets, M-Thurs on 3.581mhz, our Western-US digital watering-hole, and one Winlink net:

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

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

Wednesday, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1915m/0215z, 3.581+1500, MT63-1kL, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Wednesday, HUMCO Winlink Wednesday Net, Matthew KN7CEI/NCS, Message KN6CEI w/CALL,NAME,QTH, https://humboldtwinlinkwednesday.net/

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

* Western Digital Net has a special ‘Newcomer’s Net’ every first Thursday.

Thanks for taking time to work with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

In my RX window I copy the following stns:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID

Any corrections for these 3 stns, please come now? (All other stns pse standby) < W7ZAP/NCS

AD7DQ < W7ZAP Ron are u active tonight? < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP How copy Gene? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Oops! One more Summer Sked session
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

W1EEP W1EEP < W7ZAP How copy Gene?? < W7ZAP

DE W1EEP K

W1EEP < W7ZAP Hw cpy Gene? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Oops! One more Summer Sked session
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-22T01:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de N7RBP k

Before RSID: <<2021-09-22T01:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP, MEDFORD, OR QNX K
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
Good signal Bob… and just need ck-in on 1 line Tnx!
BK
QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In

Oops! One more Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only
< W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Oops! One more Summer Sked session
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

KD7CL QNX

KD7CL < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
Tnx for taking time to ck-in Craig 73
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

GE DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Dave
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
band seems a bit weak tonight… lite signals for most
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
Got u already Brian… poor band condx
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

Last stn agn at 1500 pse < W7ZAP

< KJ7BHK, QNX

NCS HOT HEARD NEED RELAY

AD7DQ | Ron | Horseshoe Bend ID|QNX

AD7DQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
BK
Stn at 1540 pse reTX at 1500WF < W7ZAP

AD7DQ < WA7HHE understand via email NCS having some issues.

WA7HHE < W7ZAP how copy?? < W7ZAP

WA7HHE de AD7DQ

rOGER STANDING BY

WA7HHE de AD7DQ

de ke7zpg qnx

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
Whew! having some issues… ZPG I see u and will get back to u
BK
Stns listed above… come now if any corrections to how I hv u listed.
P.S. We’re extending the summer session one more week… will return to NBEMS exercise next week
BK
Corrections to list pls come now < W7ZAP

DE W1EEP K

ke7zpg qnx

W1EEP < W7ZAP TU Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
BK
ZPG… I’ll get to u after I get corrections for the other stns
BK
Other stns pse come now if u want to be active < W7ZAP

KE7ZPG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

WB7TZD Tom QNX

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
BK
THere was another stn in there… agn pse < W7ZAP

NCS < KK6RJR KK6RJR – QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Bk
Next 4 ck-in < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-09-22T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KC7MAW QNX

KC7MAW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
BK
6PM agm pse < W7ZAP

KS6M QNX

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
Goy you that time John
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

WB7EUX

6DLW

WB7EUX < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
BK
W6DLW < W7ZAP QSL Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Oops! One more Summer Sked session
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

NCS/W7ZAP < WA7HHE comments and aavailble for relay if needed, rly KI7TPD QNX

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
Tnx Brad… much appreciated!
BK

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX elay: WA7HHE
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

KJ7VGV

N7SND QNX

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP TU Don
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
BK

N7SND < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
BK
Next? < W7ZAP

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
Bk
Next? < W7ZAPT

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Oops! One more Summer Sked session
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

de KL7RI KL7RI QNX

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
BK
next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

KG7VVN < W7ZAP TU Bruno VidID
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Oops! One more Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only
< W7ZAP/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Oops! One more Summer Sked session
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

K6ETA < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
Tnx 4 ck-in Steve
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
I copied u earlier but u didnt copy me on my coax!! Hope u copy me now :-)
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < KJ7BHK, RR

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-09-21 19:30:28p 02:30:28z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 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

One more week of SUMMER SKED

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
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’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

WA7HHE Relay, copies

Before RSID: <<2021-09-22T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2021-09-22T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
< WA7HHE NIL

Tnx Brad! BK

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

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W7ZAP 20212209023551
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20210809003607
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:mg:830 ORCA DIGITAL NET 21/SEPT/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 25
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum A1DB][WRAP:end] … end

Announcements

Change of plan: We’ll have one more Summer Sked session tonight; Doug had a minor surgery today and isn’t feeling too chipper. He had the NBEMS Exercise ready to go. There’s just the Comment Round tonight. Next week will return to normal operations including the after-net Monitor’s Session. Thanks for understanding.

Had an issue w/our antenna switcher… I din’t switch all 4 switches… only 2 which meant I copied everyone on my coax. Of course no one was hearing me. I can add that to my mental data bank for future problem solving. All good now :-)

On to the COMMENT round and we begin with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP W1EEP NICE RECOVERY GLAD I GOT YOUR EMAIL AND WE CAN AT LEAST GET THE INFO WE NEED YOU GUYS ARE GREAT IN ADVERSE CONDITION HATS OFF TO YOU WAS 29 DEGREES HERE THIS MORNING FALL IS HERE IN PINE VALLEY 73’S TO ALL

That sounds like winter! And tnx for the assistance while I worked out my stn issues
BK
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – Mindy, that was the fastest turnaround on an image comment I have ever witnessed. Talk about multi-tasking. Bravo! Hope we all enjoy the Autumnal Equinox today. We’re enjoying a pleasant hop back and forth between early fall and late summer this week with chilly temps at night and highs in the 70s during the day. Nice to have smoke free views again. All the best and thanks for the net! 73 de WB7EUX

I dont relpy to all the 1st image emails, but every once in a while I do… Thanks for your support!
BK

Over to Dennis W6DLW 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS < I guess your start was a little rough tonight but all seems well now at least from our view. Hope all is well with you both? Weather getting cooler here as we move in to Fall. Trees are starting to change colors at the 10,000 foot level. Not much else tonight.
Stay safe. 73 to all. W6DLW.

Seems like Fall is here and a nice change to all who suffered fires and/or smoke. Nice to see the fall colors :-)
BK
WA7HHE Brad ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < WA7HHE, Latest test version of FLDIGI looks like it has some interesting new features see bellow:
fldigi 4.1.20.14 test version posted

MAPIT macro
* force lat/lon specifier to use ‘.’ and NOT ‘,’
Google maps will not accept the ‘,’ decimal separator

Documentation update
* add/update documentation for
. Domino-EX Micro
. OFDM modes
. Thor Micro
. Thor 25/50/100
. 8 psk modes

Polish translation update
* update to pl.po provided by Roman Baginski, SP4JEU

Mode Parameters
* save squelch settings by mode and reapply when mode selected: squelch value, squelch button
. setting saved in file squelch_by_mode.prefs located in the fldigi main files folder. prefs files are
user editable text format which are read during program start up.
* save and reapply AFC state by mode
* save and reapply TX level attenuator by mode

73’s Brad WA7HHE

Tnx for the version info Brad… I’m always very slow to upgrade, but those sound very interesting. A lot to play with and learn… looking forward to it
BK

Over to Don KJ7VGV 4 Comments < W7ZAP

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:hdr_fm:22
KJ7VGV 20212209024531
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:mg:1102 CDC data 2020-2021:
As of 9/8/2021 the total number of deaths for children age 0-17 from Covid-19 was 412. The total for all deaths in children for same time period was 55,352. Which surprised me! Although no one wants to lose any child or grandchild at least from Covid it’s chance is 0.0074%. Based on this data.

An example of another illness is RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) usually occurs in the fall and winter. It affects 2+ million infants per year and it’s mortality rate is 0.5-1.7% depending the infants health, comorbidites, etc.

Thought I’d report the facts just in case, since the news is reporting an increase in the number of children being positive for Covid-19. I think the vaccines are allowed in 12-17 age now.

https://www.medicinenet.com/what_is_the_mortality_rate_of_rsv_in_babies/article.htm

You might also be interested to know that the CDC breaks down the total Covid-19 deaths of 658,754 as 90% underlying cause of death and 10% as a contributing cause of death. Makes you wonder about the real total.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/covid19/mortality-overview.htm

[WRAP:chksum 65F5][WRAP:end] … end

Those stats surprise me. Tnx for the info and links Don
BK

Over to Bruno KG7VVN 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS GE Mindy/Doug N ORCA Ops

Finally found a replacement fan for my Alinco pwr sply. Replaced it this afternoon, seems to work fine. Had a cple of freezes this past week, lost tomato and pumpkin plants. Harvesting the rest as it ripens! I love fall: Cooling days and harvest bounty!

Sig Rprt: ( 0XX -zero- indicates negative db value)

NCS 4,12 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100%
W1EEP 11,16 db KBD 100%
WB7EUX 2,7 db KBD 100%
WA7HHE 11,15 db KBD 100%
W6DLW 05,5 db KBD 100%
KJ7VGV 03, 4 db KBD 100%
KW6M 4 db KBD 100%
KL7RI 3 db KBD 100%
KJ7BHK 010 db KBD 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! :-) 73 < KG7VVN

Wow freezing temps already… must be ur elevation. We’re having gopher or boomer issues. Have to do some trapping I guess
BK
Wow! We blew thru the active comments pretty quickly!
Any comments from active stns? < W7ZAP

Any comments from MONITORING stns?? < W7ZAP

Well, looks like a wrap!

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:51:10p 02:51:10z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

NCS de ke6sls TU

KE6SLS < W7ZAP TU Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
Any comments b4 we close?? We had 1 more summer sked BTU < W7ZAP

Good evening Doug & Mindy. Just finished a ssession on ZOOOOOOOM . . . Showcasing the Raspberry pi4 with the Argon one and M.2 case w/solid state hard drive. And of coarse all the cool ham radio software! Kind of fun, but I fear, over the top of many M$ users heads :)

sri I couldn’t log in on time, didn’t want to risk over loading my old laptop ..

btn de ke6sls k

Sounds like an interesting Zoom session. No worries.. late is fine, we’re happy to CU tonite
BK
ANy one else for late ck-in b4 we close?? < W7ZAP

Can anyone relay that stn? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KG7VVN KI7TPD rly

KG7VVN < W7ZAP Tnx Bruno.. I have TPD on the roster, did he want to comment? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KG7VVN he is trying to fix a FLDIGI issue finally got out but not far enough

RR & good luck to Fred on solving stn issues!
BK
anyone else for late ck-in? < W7ZAP

2021-09-21 19:58:08p 02:58:08z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAP

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W7ZAP 20212209025912
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20210809003607
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:mg:853 ORCA DIGITAL NET 21/SEPT/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 26
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 49EF][WRAP:end] … end

W7ZAP de KE6SLS do u have time for a tech question?

Sure, let’s try < W7ZAP

Tu.

I wondered why my log wasn’t filling out the fields on my net yesterday. To may alarm, and fear, I found there was nothing in my log. I’ve lost over 12 years of log some how. Have you heard of anyone else suffering from this? I REALLY am just about sick over it.

btu

That’s a big loss… sri to hear that. And no, never heard of or had that issue. Did you give urs a specific name or just use the generic log from FLDIGI? I have mine named. BTU

I did use the generic log from FLDIGI. I’ll try to start some searches. I have a back up, but I will still loose all those amazing dx contacts I made since the HEX beam install this past July :( yeah, just about sick over it.

At least u hv a backup. Always a bummer to loose data. Makes me think to do a backup asap!! I’m lazy about those. I hv the ORCA website on a regular backup since we last had an issue there, but my own laptop, not so good at backups and Im always so sad when I loose data. Good luck w/ur search, hope something turns up! BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KE6SLS fb Mindy. Hopefully I can stumble onto some help … I’ll for sure let you guys know if I find something. This could cause lots of our users on ORCA net some un-needed grief!

Okay, will hope it’s cooler there than here. 79 in shack tonight, door open, big fan blowing out the hot air outside … :)

73

ke6sls k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Was a hot day here and 79.9 in the house now. Looks to be warm tomorrow and more so on Thurs… was a really cool summer, so a bit of warmth b4 Fall/Winter is nice. GL Jaye and let us know what u turn up. Will make a good post for the ORCA net. 73 W7ZAP

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls, Idaho Comercial 35 Watts QRU

K7DV < W7ZAP
GE Dave and good to CU. I’ll add u as a late ck-in. How are u? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de K7DV we re doing well we have a zoom meeteing at 8:30 each tuesday and I have a hard to,me getting on earlier thats my story and im sticking to it hi hi

well no covid here at the house but it has spiked higher this time around here than the last big spike so we kinda stay close to home mostly , we are quite cold here noow and have had the lows in the low thirties so fall is here btu
W7ZAP de K7DV

Glad to hear you & Wanda are doing well. Tell her hello 4 us :-) Sounds pretty cold. Staying home is a good idea these days. Stay healthy and safe over there! 73 < W7ZAP

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19/OCT/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Oct/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 30 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX __AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX __KC7MAW Mike Port [...]

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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
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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.
 

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