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ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/JUN/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 18
Stations:
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR QNX
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
__KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID VidID QNX
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
__K7LDW Don Rigby,ID QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Called for COMMENTS only

Will the sun ever wake up? Another evening of difficult band condx. Thanks for continuing to work with us in trying times. We always look forward to Tuesday evening, learning and practicing with like-minded radio friends. Thanks for your patience and persistance. Band condx should eventually improve. When the 11yr Solar Cycle returns, we’ll remember these days as the forge that helped hone our digital skills.

Tonight we had two Vancouver,WA stations participating.  Charles W5CLE and Brian KJ7BHK have been monitoring ORCA for awhile. Both participated tonight with great results. From our perspecive as NCS, the value of monitoring long enough to learn ORCA routines is crystal clear.  Those that jump right in with minimal exposeure often have difficulty with the FLAMP Exercise. That’s no surprise; the Exercise is complex, interactive, and brisk. You’ll know when your ready to participate.

In early 2013, ORCA was a VHF net teaching basic FLDIGI/FLMSG operations. NCS resolved newbie issues on-the-air; where is the TX button? How to slave FLMSG to FLDIGI? A sizable portion of the net used acoustically coupled HH radios that stations 30m distant couldn’t copy. It was tedious and frustrating. Today, stations that join ORCA usually have a working knowledge of NBEMS fundamentals. ORCA is complex and brisk; we don’t have time to teach fundamentals on-the-air. Monitoring is the fast-track to understanding and working ORCA.  Monitor enough sessions to learn ORCA conventions and routines, then ck-in Active and participate. Newbies will make a few mistakes in the process; that’s expected. We’re a Training and Practice net. We routinely work with new Ops by email and phone.

Welcome back to Dan W7WVF in Bandon,OR. Dan is a busy radio guy; he’s the ARES District 5 Emergency Coordinator, responsible for the five southern Oregon Counties. He’s in good company on ORCA; we host a number of ARES and other Amateur radio Officials. All are excellent radio Operators.

Are you a regular QNX ck-in? QNX ck-ins are Welcome. If you’re Monitoring to learn net operations before engaging, we welcome your questions and observations. Time permitting, we call for Monitoring stations after the Active-station Comment Round. Now, we’re asking you for a little support. We’d like monitoring stations to also send us the opening/closing Test image for the Net Report.  These images give a graphic indication of band condx during the net and reflect the paths between net stations. They add valuable content to Net Reports, useful to all ORCA Operators.

Please send the actual Test images, not screen captures. FLDIGI saves images in ~/urname/FL_APPS/fldigi.files/images/.  Email images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Test images copied during the net:

RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec, NM

Thanks for working with us tonight. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again next Tuesday evening for another ORCA session. Remember the ID ERC Digital Net Wednesday evening, and Western Digital Net on Thursday evening. Both nets on 3.581. If you’re looking for a digital chat or maybe a litte practice or troubleshooting, 3.581 is a likely place to find a digital colleague.

73, Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

W6DLW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T01:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP MEDFORD, OREGON IN AND OUT PSE K
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
Booming signal Bob!
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T01:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de W7WVF
Dan Bandon, Oregon
in and out

W7WVF < W7ZAP Dan will you be

W7WVF < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR QNX
Got it!
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KD7CLRiverton, Oregon QRX

KD7CLRIVERTON < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD7CLRIVERTON QNX
Ooops! Craig u need to add spaces btwn ur call & town!
BTW, just need call and QNX!
Tnx for cking in
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA NCS W7ZAP < WA7HHE one QST

WA7HHE < W7ZAP QSL Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

W1EEP QNX K

W1EEP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
BK

K6ETA* < W7ZAP RR Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT BK
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

last stn agn pse… no print < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Last stn… only copied QNX… need relay pse < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

NCS <W6DLW, would like to change status to QRU

W6DLW < W7ZAP Dennis u want to be active thru the net?? < W7ZAP

NCS W6DLW Comment round only

W6DLW < W7ZAP We don’t do that… (WDN does)… QNX and we’ll call on comments from monitoring stns. when we can. < W7ZAP

NCS W6DLW okay keep me QNX

W6DLW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
RR Dennis, we’ll look for u in the end of comments
BK
Next for ck-in? < W7ZAP

kg7fgt qnx

KG5DGI KG5DGI QNX QNX

KG7FGT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
BK

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX

Please Stand By < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT BK
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

K7DV < W7ZAP TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID VidID
BK
Next?? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT BK
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS < KG7VVN QNX Aming Ice cream < KG7VVN

KG7VVN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
enjoy the icecream!!
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W5CLE, W5CLE

W5CLE < W7ZAP QSL Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID VidID
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP
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KS6M

KS6M < W7ZAP QSL John
KS6M John Oakland,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KJ6GQW KJ6GQW
IN & OUT

KJ6GQW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA QNX
BK
there was a lite stn in there… try agn pse < W7ZAP

DE KJ7BHK,lN

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Hey Brian very lite copy… are u QNX tonight?? BTU < W7ZAP

TO QN

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
Going to list u QNX… didn’t copy anything on ur last
BK

Please Stand By < NCS

K7DV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
RR Dave, band not so good tonite

Please Stand By < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID VidID QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2020-06-23 19:31:45p 02:31:45z
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

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay focused.
Exercise is interactive and brisk.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

ORCA CONFIG:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
* Use manual pre-tone (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
Participating Ops Send ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

DE KJ7BHK, QNI

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP QSL Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

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

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE: Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE Relay, copies KJ7BHK

RR Brad… I saw Don in Rigby, but I cant remember his call…
Don pse come agn < W7ZAP

K7LDW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID QNX
difficult copy Don, tnx 4 hanging in there!
BK
Anyone else b4 we begin?? < NCS

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

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAPFt hhEvog/b lcoltgq ,ok,lheemn

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202406023958
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20202406012502

:mg:592 ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/JUN/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 18
Stations:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID VidID QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Called for COMMENTS only

[WRAP:chksum A9EF][WRAP:end] … end

Does anyone need the roster re-TX?? Come now. < NCS

DE W5CLE
need roster
W5CLE BTU

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202406024213
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20202406012502

:mg:592 ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/JUN/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 18
Stations:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID VidID QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

*Called for COMMENTS only

[WRAP:chksum 4ACC][WRAP:end] … end

W5CLE W5CLE < W7ZAP U get it that time Charles? < W7ZAP

DE W5CLE
yes, thanks
W5CLE BTU

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

OOps! Getting ahead of myself!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex175.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP
Exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in
the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

ORCA DIGITAL NET today is organized around interests we have in common.
We realized that our interest in providing opportunities to learn the digital NCS
role isn’t resonating with the interests of the net. Running a different agenda
every three weeks is not ideal scheduling either. Thanks for your patience.

Tonight, we’ll cancel the ‘every third session’ idea and return to running the net as
before. Opportunities to learn digital NCS are wide open on Western Digital Net; Steve
K6ETA/NCS is seeking Operators interested in learning the NCS role and supporting
WDN as Alternate NCS. At WDN, you can learn the role in small easy steps.

Did you work the FEMA Region X Interoperability Net last Wednesday? We tried, but no
joy. 60m was very noisy and we weren’t heard at 100w. Digital copy was difficult too
and we didn’t complete the messages in PSK-31 or MT63-2000L. It’s hard to guess why
FEMA isn’t experimenting with more suitable traffic-handling modes. PSK-31 is basically
a QSO mode; neither mode has Forward Error Correction.

Email from Wayne Robertson, K4WK, Red Cross Amateur Coordinator, indicate the RC
is very pleased with the RC/Amateur EMCOMM Exercise on 30may20. More than 1000
Amateurs signed up and participated. They’re planning for another EMCOMM Exercise
this Fall.

In April, we opened the Comment Round to COVID-19, an issue that effects nearly
everyone today. The virus is still active; it appears to be re-surging. COVID-19 info
and observations are welcome among radio-related topics during Comments.

Thanks for sending Test images for the Net Report: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Net Report posted soon: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in MFSK-128 (480wpm, 1920hz).
We’ll fill with MFSK-64 (240wpm, 1260hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630hz). Check your Filters, WIDE mode ahead… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:49Z MFSK-128 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{AEA1}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
{AEA1}20200623225326:ex175.txt
{AEA1}K7KY SW/OR
{AEA1}517 6 96
{AEA1}ex#175
{AEA1}20200623225326:ex175.txt
{AEA1}K7KY SW/OR
{AEA1}517 6 96
{AEA1}ex#175
{AEA1:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file nam
{AEA1:2}ed,’URCALL_ex175.213’.
Make ‘Inc:’= ORCA-ex#175. Make ‘To’= ORCA. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub
{AEA1:3}’= ARRL Field Day 2020. Copy the following question
to the new file. Enter your reply on the ‘R
{AEA1:4}esponder’ tab.

Briefly, describe your plans for Field Day 2020, June 27-28.

If you comple
{AEA1:5}te this optional exercise, send the file to NCS
in FLAMP during the Traffic Round. Before send
{AEA1:6}ing, change
‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 9

{AEA1:EOF}
{AEA1:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:49Z MFSK-128 @ 1499>>

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

We begin with … WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE WA7HHE
File : ex175.txt
{AEA1}3
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W5CLE

DE W5CLE
no copy
W5CLE BTU

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : Unassigned
{AEA1}1
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KJ7BHK

DE KJ7BHK NO COPY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{AEA1}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
{AEA1}20200623225326:ex175.txt
{AEA1}K7KY SW/OR
{AEA1}517 6 96
{AEA1}ex#175
{AEA1}20200623225326:ex175.txt
{AEA1}K7KY SW/OR
{AEA1}517 6 96
{AEA1}ex#175
{AEA1:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file nam
{AEA1:2}ed,’URCALL_ex175.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ORCA-ex#175. Make ‘To’= ORCA. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub
{AEA1:3}’= ARRL Field Day 2020. Copy the following question
to the new file. Enter your reply on the ‘R
{AEA1:4}esponder’ tab.

Briefly, describe your plans for Field Day 2020, June 27-28.

If you comple
{AEA1:5}te this optional exercise, send the file to NCS
in FLAMP during the Traffic Round. Before send
{AEA1:6}ing, change
‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 9

{AEA1:EOF}
{AEA1:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:53Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE WA7HHE
File : ex175.txt
{AEA1}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W5CLE

CLE
File : ex175.txt
{AEA1}CONFIRMED
DE W5CLE K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex175.txt
{AEA1}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KJ7BHK

DE KJ7BHK, NO COPY

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE < K7KY Brad pse relay the entire file in this mode tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

{AEA1}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
{AEA1}20200623225326:ex175.txt
{AEA1}K7KY SW/OR
{AEA1}517 6 96
{AEA1}ex#175
{AEA1:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file nam
{AEA1:2}ed,’URCALL_ex175.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ORCA-ex#175. Make ‘To’= ORCA. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub
{AEA1:3}’= ARRL Field Day 2020. Copy the following question
to the new file. Enter your reply on the ‘R
{AEA1:4}esponder’ tab.

Briefly, describe your plans for Field Day 2020, June 27-28.

If you comple
{AEA1:5}te this optional exercise, send the file to NCS
in FLAMP during the Traffic Round. Before send
{AEA1:6}ing, change
‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 9

{AEA1:EOF}
{AEA1:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KJ7BHK

DE KJ7BHK
File : ex175.txt
{AEA1}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7BHK K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
That wraps the Exercise tnx to Brad WA7HHE for the relay… we changed the mode at the last minute tonite… we were going with DomEX modes but got a little

nervous after watching the band @ ck-in tnx 4 ur patience btn < K7KY

Nice exercise Doug! Tough condx
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:00:08p 03:00:08z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Net Msg DE WA7HHE

{8263}FLAMP 2.2.05
{8263}20200624003801:No_Way_Back.p2s
{8263}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
{8263}589 10 64
{8263}No Way Back
{8263:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAIpXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PvaJst
{8263:2}rm+PEeQWCZ5W2x7AzvypClYbfdDXK3j/CmjuL6fRVGEWW+eIgbADBZFoRYvEuzpB
{8263:3}zUkM4z44LklHne0oM1NaIeWXZld5hlfFQvXqW1flKWl40pz3GXf7AW4s9L/mp2s/
{8263:4}zWIwS/rBxZiFFh74I7w2EabNqEJnV4+443TDDrgcSSPA7MeWvMpFXEYH2LaWmj/1
{8263:5}Z8CYVWDl3oBcyBQPlidWlEKp8awNKV8L1qopPDs4rvKysBa8NBnmkbiV8vHKHTh3
{8263:6}OoLffr5yhhtOnGm2nee7IlhB3TEvybO3vlV757kq+Er3M5tc6//6dbsFcXqv6uMl
{8263:7}GcrOcpoco3r8Xhxszaa0ExmKSGoucs90X2MAc2CckJLCIa9nbMdWXmtXEviob8vV
{8263:8}qEQkBlwibN9albo0WKLlY4G4vGrGJi/Y8WGRd8QaMXrWySAts4jnTk7KeiGxtb7c
{8263:9}yCIMsV2YkJ0XnPJbZl+CTraoG85p5zeZV/qhCkY51sUhjxiYn52fVFWCcZC4ArYA
{8263:10}A==
[b64:end] {8263:EOF}
{8263:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

DE W7ZAP
File : No_Way_Back.p2s
{8263}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Charles W5CLE < NCS

Next 4 Traffic is Charles W5CLE < NCS

Over to John KS6M 4 Traffic < NCS

K7KY DE KS6M

{D2A1}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
{D2A1}20200624025758:KS6M_ex175.213
{D2A1}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
{D2A1}449 8 64
{D2A1:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGhXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3+CAW9k83Hm4Y9GS
{D2A1:2}1sDF0Oz+Fa6ni7wEXJTcaSWBvnw4Zs7X/uJdp1MwuvjYq6OfHEshcMEVO+6KBp5R
{D2A1:3}zPrVaxsAq/djCopeIYLHNiLZog/GLJD0Jd4ljefiSLtLfCiWn1/QUmWwFfZhuJDd
{D2A1:4}8rbXVPW9LfdMqtdzl4FCM0v8Q9bqT1GQscPJo8YQjn4vA7Kdt4YNQxgWThldSOMB
{D2A1:5}OVAPZeQfg9Mum0LPd7cWl7nBJTr7LSULIsQhgQOeQvlch3OXczX85ss5JItVKsRM
{D2A1:6}FCOjpo7Cel7yaLJX97bjrv2jjTLM0EgqH8R/6WOycqUHFk2cSBd2skmJSQwjMbPa
{D2A1:7}c0GKFdqE8Py8/cTaXJGdxig2axgy9ytLBkhYbXx5WWTB2fsAuwpgA==
[b64:end
{D2A1:8}] {D2A1:EOF}
{D2A1:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex175.213
{D2A1}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

KJ7BHK Brian ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

K7KY DE KJ7BHK

{4AFB}FLAMP 2.2.04
{4AFB}20200624030419:KJ7BHK_ex175.213
{4AFB}KJ7BHK Vancouver WA
{4AFB}313 5 64
{4AFB:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADoXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
{4AFB:2}g+I+GIbLQ4xgJkA88+2VdMh7XjStsxwk/JYb22ZEq9hkOz8jhFPjWCJoj3+lQRG2
{4AFB:3}wqvqkZLZy+v5hZVQ70+oZMlwnSL6o/B4oOxTYfEvQi/HSQThtcZ5YibJRXOfw1h1
{4AFB:4}Z8mP4mbWli2pgSlOjbYFE1ldZ26ySocPbI8tXkqx4VccuGmJnCxUgey6//hzC8uo
{4AFB:5}6Z0neM3XHoqTBojHrqwrZnKHRvfoqFu1QPLbIifOtXfsA==
[b64:end] {4AFB:EOF}
{4AFB:EOT}

DE KJ7BHK K

DE W7ZAP
File : KJ7BHK_ex175.213
{4AFB}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

W5CLE Charles ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY DE W5CLE

{1666}FLAMP 2.2.05
{1666}20200624030200:W5CLE_ex175.213
{1666}W5CLE Vancouver, WA,
{1666}305 5 64

K7KY DE W5CLE BK

a g ñeXy egeTvnb
Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
i4tiZe vRat R ttn
{1666:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEUXQEeo ömJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
{1666:4}gkgqep/7I5PIzPc9RtHYaLpp9fUmYl0JZXBgelfby5RUvuPYwgVFMDoXfy/NMxfd
{1666:5}DA8BGfBBx5ze8moJuYkF/bhLurumy4LKduZ2AA=
[b64:end] {1666:EOF}
{1666:EOT}

K7KY DE W5CLE K

DE W7ZAP
File : W5CLE_ex175.213
{1666}1 2 3
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY DE W5CLE

{1666}FLAMP 2.2.05
{1666}2cnhn2nti-30200:W5CLE_ex175.213
{1666}W5CLE Vancouver, WA,
{1666}305 5 64

K7KY DE W5CLE BK

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEUXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
{1666:2}rQ4AdEasDakdJ6uejOXTxcjBGg0z7o4ALTZ3qfQSBNNTrJXLeATtAqydIhLosgE+
{1666:3}iT5Ea3jL3GAfJL0MKOvJI/N0qPkjtPIs77dfXmHW7lbXNEV7MBsK47lSUPwAkrG/
{1666:4}gkgqep/7I5PIzPc9RtHYaLpp9fUmYl0JZXBgelfby5RUvuPYwgVFMDoXfy/NMxfd
{1666:5}DA8BGfBBx5ze8moJuYkF/bhLurumy4LKduZ2AA=
[b64:end] <‘¦{1666:EOF}
{1666:EOT}

K7KY DE W5CLE K

DE W7ZAP
File : W5CLE_ex175.213
{1666}1
DE W7ZAP K

K7KY < W7ZAP Doug pls relay block 1 TU < W7ZAP DATA 72 60A5>{1666:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEUXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
{1666:EOF}
{1666:EOT}

K7KY DE W5CLE K

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

{1666:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEUXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
{1666:EOF}
{1666:EOT}

DE K7KY K

DE W7ZAP
File : W5CLE_ex175.213
{1666}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

That was odd… Doug missed blk 2 and I missed 1… he filled me and we’ll fill any stns following the net
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:15:37p 03:15:37z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < WA7HHE, Learned that ORCA net member KR7KR Ken, while headed into the mountain for some camping and blew his radiator, have been attempting to contact him,

hoping he was able to make a repair and make it back safely. Hope everyone is promoting covid safety via mask and social distancing. Best to all < WA7HHE

Hope Ken gets back home OK.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

W7ZAP and all ORCS stations < K6ETA

A comment to all stations who check-in QNX week after week: Watching the net is definitely useful for a few weeks, but you will learn a lot more if you participate. If

you get in over your head, responding QRU during Traffic or Comments always works to take a step back on that round.

Also, Doug and Mindy are very helpful and gracious and it’s OK to say “I’m not sure what to do next”.

This is, after all, a training net and the worst that can happen is the net goes a bit long. I think Dug and Mindy would agree that it’s worth it if that helps

stations learn!

Practice makes perfect! =)

Great to see so many monitoring stations out here either way!

Regarding 2020 Field Day I will be operating all day Saturday on Inverness Ridge above Pt Reyes, West Marin County. You can see my FD station at

Field Day

73 and BTN < K6ETA

Thanks for those comments about partiipating Steve. Band makes things a bit more difficult tonight. Will ck out ur website too.
Hope everyone has a fun FD!
BK

Over to Charles W5CLE 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W5CLE
hi everyone. As usual i had a time trying to find the 213 file. Thanks for your patience. 73
W5CLE BTU

You did well Charles. Glad to have you and Brian working with us. Both of your signals came up after ck-in
BK

Over to John KS6M 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS and the net < No comments from me this evening.
Stay healthy and happy. < KS6M

Good to see you on the WF John. Ur S9 and 3 dB
BK
KJ7BHK Brian ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

DE KJ7BHK

I want to express my appreciation to the ORCA DIGITAL NET for these training opportunites and the NCS forbearance with newbies on the net. I am a relatively new Ham

with limited exposure to digital comms and HF in general. ORCA DIGITAL NET has been a wonderful experience to watch the pros and get some coaching along the way. I

have been meeting with a couple friends on a local 2m FLDIGI practice net which makes a whale, parden the pun, of a lot of difference in understanding the processes

and protocols you ORCA guys are using. Unfortunately, I am a very slow typist and my responses tend to be slow and labored but I try, :-). Keep up the good work and

thank you for your patience as some of us manage new skills.

KJ7BHK, BTN

We like the pun! And excellent job… even ck-in was a bit rough 4 me tonight. Your signal came way up during the net. S9 +10 and 8dB. Not sure what the band is doing,

but its on the change!
Thanks for hanging in there.
BK
Next 4 comments is Doug K7KY < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < K7KY

Even with tough condx, we did well with MFSK in the FLAMP Exercise. Good to have two Active stations in Vancouver,WA now, Charles W5ClE and Brian KJ7GHK. They’re good

examples for monitoring ORCA until you catch the routines and then jump in Active!

I made a mistake in the FLAMP Exercise text tonight. It should have instructed you to send the new file to Mindy W7ZAP.

Jaye KE6SLS in Eureka,CA is having a very difficult time with Workman’s Comp since he was injured @ work last year. He’s still in a lot of pain. Keep Jaye in your

thoughts and prayers.

And, Hat’s Off to Charles W5CLE and Brian KJ7BHK for typing into the hot transmitter. It’s better to type slowly and sometimes inaccurately than type into the buffer

while we wait. we can usually parse errors. We’re radio Ops! if we don’t understand, we’ll ask good work! btn < K7KY

Good comments Doug. Tnx… and yes, keeping Jaye in our thoughts and prayers.
BK
Any further comments from active stns? < W7ZAP

Any comments from monitoring stns in district 5? < W7ZAP

ORCA NET de KG5DGI. This was another marginal night of piddle mixed with good reception – not easy to follow. Opening image did not come through. First message of 6

blocks missed 2, but was filled by the next TX. Third message of 10 blocks was 100%. Much of the text was piddle. Back next week. 73

KG5DGI < W7ZAP
glad you can work with us even if u don’t copy 100%… goood practice and appreciate ur comments
BK
Any other monitoring stns wish to comment? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP

K7LDW < W7ZAP ur in 7… okay to go w/ur comment Don < W7ZAP

W7ZAP great to get anything in tonight WA7HHE came in at -3 not signal image atll but got the message thruu v u0ttn relay. te de K7LDW

K7LDW < W7ZAP good to have u abord Don. Difficult band tonight 4 all. Tnx for working with us.
BK
Any other monitoring stns wish to comment?? Anyone anywhere? < W7ZAP

NCS

However, I’m on the mend and slowly returning to normal. Hope h in teo be active in the next few weeks. Doug & Mindy thank you for being there and ev@ing you do

Sorry to hear of your injury and good to hear ur on the mend. Always glad to have you work with us!
BK
Anyone else w/comments? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-06-24T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
< K7KY I want to underscore Steve K6ETA’s comments abt ck-ing in QNX of course all are welcome to ck-in like that our intention was to enable people to begin

working the net simply while they learned the traffic-handling routines we practice here… good to see our Vancouver friends worked our system well. we are patient,

usually)-: this is a learning and practice net… we’re glad to hv you all aboard and once you begin to practice with us you become somewhat teachers for those

who monitor to learn the routines tnx for working with us btn < K7KY

Tnx for those comments Doug :-)
BK
Anyone else w/comments? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP

K7LDW < W7ZAP That’s great, we’ll do it in a minute
BK
Anyone else w/comments? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:40:51p 03:40:51z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

2020-06-23 20:41:19p 03:41:19z
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

K7LDW < W7ZAP Ok Don go w/ ur traffic < W7ZAP

K7KY DE k7LDW

{0226}FLAMP dlMstthc d Nnte r
de KG5DGI t©™226}k7LDW Rigby ID x3bq
{0226}301 5 64
{0226:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADeXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdSdpV/Qcrgw1ivqB
<DA< q,2 BA37>{0226:2}+XjQptlPXJbkMfliFaUy6LG5FA0yGFCmExl1CEJR0XZYPSNn0Msbnlggb6UWa8fA
{0226:3}p374k4yy/+HDOd3v/u16vFfKYIMY/vqjZcraoMBDbTlD(mineXjkFMfuRqqu8Ag
{0226:4}VLffNhTK5lsRsmB3QrMcSK0VGsEiu9H5HA4VUwBx3+jx5vpU2k+UpNWZRWzR3+qK
{0226:<-8QN9dbrcu/vIsKvdYnKsGAOXb0xBqK+PNs=
[b64:end] {0226:EOF}
{0226:EOT}

DE k7LDW K

KG5DGI pse standby BK

DE W7ZAP
File : Unassigned
{0226}2 3 5
DE W7ZAP K

K7KY DE k7LDW

{0226}FLAMP 2.2.03
{0226:2}+XjQptlPXJbkMfliFaUy6LG5FA0yGFCmExl1CEJR0XZYPSNn0Msbnlggb6UWa8fA
{0226:3}p374k4yy/+HDOd3v/u16vFfKYIMY/vqjZcraoMB­!¢nel81/XjkFMfuRqqu8Ag
{0226:5}8QN9dbrcu/vIsKvdYnKsGAOXb0xBqK+PNs=
[b64:end] {0226:EOF}
{0226:EOT}

DE k7LDW K

DE W7ZAP
File : Unassigned
{0226}3
DE W7ZAP K

K7KY DE k7LDW

{0226}FLAMP 2.2.03
{0226:EOF}
{0226:EOT}

DE k7LDW

K7LDW < W7ZAP Don pls TX blocks 0,3 TU < W7ZAP

K7KY DE k7LDW

{0226}FLAMP 2.2.03
{0226}20200624031108:K7LDW_ex175.213
{0226}k7LDW Rigby ID DN43bq
{0226}301 5 64
{0226:3}p374k4yy/+HDOd3v/u16vFfKYIMY/vqjZcraoMBDbTlDagl81/XjkFMfuRqqu8Ag
{0226:EOF}
{0226:EOT}

DE k7LDW K

DE W7ZAP
File : K7LDW_ex175.213
{0226}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

K7LDW < W7ZAP Nice work Don. Tnx! < W7ZAP

RR! Thanks de K7LDW

Does anyone need a fill on any of the files from tonight? < W7ZAP

KG5DGI KG5DGI < W7ZAP Ed , you called a while back… u still on freq? < W7ZAP

de KG5DGI – I closed the image, and it started TX – don’t have a clue. de KG5DGI

:-) these things happen!
Need any fills? < W7ZAP

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12:00 NOON CT Sat
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FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

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3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
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60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
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1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
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1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
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1827Z NCS calls for reports
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