23/MAR/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/Mar/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 35
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
__K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
__K7UV Ron Brigham City, UT QNX
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA QNX @ 20:10
W4FLL Tom Carson City,NV
__KL7RI John Reno QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
__KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W7SOT* Scott Brookings,OR
__N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
__WB7TR John Reno QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__K7CAM Clancy Winston,OR QNX
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only

While logging 35 stations is nothing like logging 41, we still struggled a bit with ck-in tonight. The FLAMP Exercise also had a few glitches. Stuff happens; it makes for good practice for NCS and net Ops. We seldom have pre-knowledge of the condx we’ll encounter in emergencies. Net errors are also teaching moments. That said, we endeavor to run the net smoothly and efficiently. We follow our protocols and conventions closely to make net operations easier to learn and easier to engage. Training nets endeavor to train and practice correctly. No one would be interested in practicing poor operating procedures. We’re committing precious time and energy to learning and practicing digital traffic-handling skills; naturally, we want to practice correctly.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes three new stations tonight, John KL7RI in Reno,NV, Gary KJ7HMV also in Reno, and Clancy K7CAM in Winston,OR. We’ll ask them to Monitor enough sessions to understand net operations and participate in the primary portion of the weekly FLAMP Exercise. Again, newer Ops should ONLY work the primary FLAMP Exercise until they’re capable of working the Exercise while tracking their place in the Roster. CONFIRMING the primary file is the ONLY Exercise for newer Ops. You’ll know when you’re ready for the OPTIONAL/ADVANCED Exercise.

The FLAMP Exercise trains you to work traffic-handling tasks in the NBEMS suite while retaining focus on your position in the net, prepared to REPORT when NCS calls. There are always three Rounds of Sending/REPORTING in different modes. The primary Exercise is completed by CONFIRMING 100% copy with your REPORT to NCS. Only after you’ve become handy at CONFIRMING the primary file to NCS should you attempt the OPTIONAL/ADVANCED Exercise. Like many ORCA Exercises, FOCUS is primary; you always need to track your position in the net, prepared to respond to NCS when called. It’s basic networking, actually.

Another FLAMP Exercise Observation:
Newer Ops sometimes withdraw from the net when they encounter problems. Of course, station issues can prevent decoding, but trouble with the Exercise isn’t terminal. Lots of things can go astray, especially when we’re learning; you may be copying poorly because of QRN/QRM or mis-configured equipment. The Exercise is also about working digital nets. When you aren’t copying well and NCS calls for your REPORT, send ‘no copy’ as instructed before each Exercise. You’re still participating correctly and condx may change or you may discover the problem and be printing 100% by the next REPORT call. If not, send ‘no copy’. Mid-FLAMP Exercise we’re unable to relog you QNX. Complete the Exercise as best you can by replying to NCS when called with your status: CONFIRMED, Missing x,x,x, or No Copy. Then send QRU for Traffic Round, and participate in the Comment round as you initially intended. This Exercise is challenging. We’re not natural multi-taskers. With practice, it gets easier quickly. Hang in there…

As to our experiments with the new mode, OFDM, the FLDIGI Alpha website still has only v4.1.18.21. All previous FLDIGI Alphas are gone. Brad WA7HHE and Ken KR7KR report that v4.1.18.21 crashes at startup. That’s all I know at the moment. Dave W1HKJ is usually right on top of Alpha testing and I expect he’ll sort it out quickly. I hope the wild squelch issue is fixable; having RX text embedded in solid noise is unhandy.

Images from the net:

RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: K7HDX Cedar City, UT
RX #2: K7HDX Cedar City, UT
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #2: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #1: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #2: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #1: WY7SJM Casper, WY
RX #2: WY7SJM Casper, WY
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX #1: N7DHW Sprague River, OR

Remember these nets conducted primarily (4/5) by ORCA Ops:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1484, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0330z, 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)

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, SATERN Int’l Digi Net, 1200C/1800z, 14.065+1476, Olivia 16/1K, AD5XJ/NCS (USA)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We appreciate your support. We look forward to practicing with you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —
DE W1EEP QNX

So far I have:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T01:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP MEDFORD OREGON IN AND OUT PSE K
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
Great signal ur +40 here!
BK
Next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

W5CLE W5CLE QNX

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Charles… good copy here
BK
next?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP < WA7HHE GE, 1 QST

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
Ur +15 Brad
BK\
next?? < W7ZAP

KR7KR

KR7KR < W7ZAP TU Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
GE Ken… good signal tonite
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
Ur +40 Steve
< NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de KB6HOH OK Mindy FB
W7ZAP de Steve KB6HOH QNX K

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
Always good to cu Steve… ur +15 tonight
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP QSL Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T01:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE N2RSN QNX

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
GE david ur +15
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de K7DV David Idaho Falls , Idaho 30W C QNX DE K7DV

K7DV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
GE Dave
BK
Next 4 early ck-in?? < W7ZAP

<KG7VEJ> QNX

KG7VEJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
GE Jack
BK
there was a double and the other stn was off freq and sounded like it was on lsb
BK
Come again pse < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS ÐiRou m; s$xnt o nt R3YoiESnmt aD
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX

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de WY7SJM WY7SJM

WY7SJM < W7ZAP QSL Steve
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KS6M

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

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
GE Darrell ur +30!
BK
Next 4 early ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX

QRZ > ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Good to cu on the Wf Richard
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
wa0tjt wa0tjt keith kansas city, mo qnx

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
GE Keith… good copy
BK
Next?? < NCS

There was a lite stn, then a double… other stn at 1624 WF
Again pse < NCS

Can anyone relay any of those stns?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1624>>
spokane wa station please adjust your center frequency to 1500 tnx wb7eux

K6ETA < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
BK
Other stns out there… try again pse < W7ZAP

KG7VVN < W7ZAP TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
BK
The stn that is off freq… uncheck ur lock button (Lk) bottom right and try agn pse < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

K7UV QNX

ab6kx Dave Corona CA

W4FLL

K7UV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7UV Ron Brigham City, UT QNX
BK
AB6KX < W7ZAP Dave u active tonight?? (W4FLL pse stand by) < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KL7RI, JOHN, RENO, NEVADA

KS6M

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX < W7ZAP U active Dave? < W7ZAP

good evening yes i am mindy

AB6KX < W7ZAP TU Dave
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
RR Thanks Dave
BK

W4FLL < W7ZAP TU Tom
W4FLL Tom Carson City,NV
BK

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno QNX
Welcome to the ORCA net John… we’ll log u QNX for a few sessions to get the hang of the net
BK

KS6M < W7ZAP TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA

Please Stand By < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
K7UV Ron Brigham City, UT QNX
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
KL7RI John Reno QNX

John KS6M… I hv u on roster already!
BK

QRZ > ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < W7ZAP/NCS
BK
Oops I have W4FLL Tom on roster now too

for you but you got it. < KS6M

K7HDX

K7HDX < W7ZAP TU Ron
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
BK
There was a double just a moment ago…. part of it was KS6M & ??
pls come agn < W7ZAP

WSV 1 QST K

NCS < Disregard. I had a relay for you but you got it. < KS6M

RR John & TU
BK

W7WSV < W7ZAP TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Brian
BK
Next?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City, ID In and Out please

KI7DAD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
Good signal Jeff
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

W7SOT, Scott

N7DHW N7DHW QNX

W7SOT* < W7ZAP RR Scott
W7SOT* Scott Brookings,OR
Scott we hv too many active tonight so I gave u an * and you can comment in the comment roundBK
BK

N7DHW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WB7TR

k7KR
you can move me to * if needed
de KR7KR k

WB7TR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TR John Reno QNX
Welcome to the ORCA net… we’ll ask u to monitor a few nets before being active to get the swing of things
BK
KR7KR RR & TU
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

NCS > W7SOT, Scott

W7SOT go ahead Scott < W7ZAP

checking in

W7SOT < W7ZAP Scott I hv u cked in… I listed you as *… ur not active in the net until comment round..we hv too many actives
You okay w/that? < W7ZAP

no problem, thank you – was a bit off freq, so I didn’t get the list >W7SOT

WB7TR < W7ZAP I think I have this stn list wrong… Is this the right call?? < W7ZAP

KE6SLS* < W7ZAP RR Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
Jaye we hv too many active tonite so * to u BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Gary Reno, NV 1 QTH

I see Gary in Reno… but didnt get call…
KJ7HMV thanks Doug

Please Stand By < NCS

KJ7HMV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
Welcome to the ORCA net Gary… we’ll ask u to ck-in QNX a few times to get the swing of the net.. good to hv u aboard
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
K7UV Ron Brigham City, UT QNX
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
W4FLL Tom Carson City,NV
KL7RI John Reno QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W7SOT* Scott Brookings,OR
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
WB7TR John Reno QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
2021-03-23 19:41:00p 02:41:00z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 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. Exercise is brisk, Stay focused.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and
FILL/CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

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)

CONFIG’ FLDIGI 4 ORCA DIGITAL 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’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Tom
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

7CAM Clancy Winston, Or QNX

K7CAM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7CAM Clancy Winston,OR QNX
Welcome to the ORCA net Clancy
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

KG7VVN < W7ZAP Bruno pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

KG7VVN Relaying Ck-In 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET.
Not copying NCS? Check in here … < KG7VVN

Nil heard < KG7VVN

Thanks Bruno great signal… ur +30!
BK

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

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAPit

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20212403024922
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20212303235152
<blankform>
:mg:1109 ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/Mar/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 34
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
K7UV Ron Brigham City, UT QNX
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
W4FLL Tom Carson City,NV
KL7RI John Reno QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W7SOT* Scott Brookings,OR
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
WB7TR John Reno QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
K7CAM Clancy Winston,OR QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 94D3][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex212.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP Exercise.
If you complete the OPTIONAL/ADVANCED Exercise within, send that file to NCS in the Traffic
Round with FLAMP.

Experimenting with OFDM modes continues. Thanks to those helping explore the new mode. You
need FLDIGI Alpha V4.1.18.19 to test OFDM. If OFDM passes muster with Dave W1HKJ, it will
be included in stable version 4.1.19. When/if this happens, we’ll be using OFDM in the weekly
FLAMP Exercise.

Review: ORCA DIGITAL NET Protocols presented weekly in the Preamble

CONFIG’ FLDIGI 4 ORCA DIGITAL 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.

These FIDIGI settings optimize your station for ORCA DIGITAL NET.
LOCK: ENABLE, LOCKS TX on net frequency
TxID: DISABLE, unless you’re changing mode in Traffic Round
End-of-TX-ID: DISABLE
Pre-Signal-Tone: DISABLE, Pre-Tone manually (TUNE Button) when needed
Mode-ID: DISABLE
CW-ID: DISABLE
CW-Postamble-ID: DISABLE

These settings save time and bandwidth. NCS has TxID Enabled. Net stations do not use TxID during
nets unless they’re changing mode in the Traffic Round. NCS returns the net to MFSK-32. Some Ops
are still using Pre-Signal-Tone during nets; please Disable Pre-Signal-Tone, it’s redundant and
consumes net time w/o need. When NCS calls you, only you will respond. Everyone expects you
to transmit. Pre-Signal-Tone is redundant. Pre-Toning appropriately identifies an experienced
digital Operator.

You’re welcome to change modes for your practice Traffic in the Traffic Round. If you forget to
ENABLE TxID, you’ll be the only one in your chosen mode. The Traffic Round is not the time for
wild experiments with exotic modes. Pick a mode you feel the band will support. After sending
your traffic, DISABLE TxID. NCS will return the net to MFSK-32.

Following net Protocols is important on any net, but especially digital nets. It’s even more
important on a digital Training net. We want to practice correctly. Practicing sloppy is
counterproductive. We want to inprint protocols and precedures correctly. Monitoring
stations and new participants are learning by observing and emulating our performance.
We want to set the best example we can. We’re doing a good job, thanks to you.

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com
(more file location/manipulation practice) Your test images reflect your path to NCS.

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

Hmm… my radio had a ‘burp’ durring the announcements… Protocol was the word missed
BK
Whew! That was quite a ck-in… I’m exhausted! :-)
BK
Over to Doug K7KY w/tonite’s FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise begins in PSK-250R, (220wpm, 250hz, 80%).
We’ll fill with MFSK-64, (240wpm, 1260hz), & THOR-22, (78wpm,
524hz). Check your Filters, WIDE mode Ahead…. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:58Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>
tR o ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 5EDB>{6CA9}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 CF0F>{6CA9}20210323042132:ex212.txt
<ID 16 5C83>{6CA9}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9018>{6CA9}556 9 64
<DESC 12 2E16>{6CA9}ex#212
<FILE 30 CF0F>{6CA9}20210323042132:ex212.txt
<ID 16 5C83>{6CA9}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9018>{6CA9}556 9 64
<DESC 12 2E16>{6CA9}ex#212
<DATA 72 568E>{6CA9:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS completes the primary E
<DATA 72 C478>{6CA9:2}xercise
—–
OPTIONAL/ADVANCED file-manipulation exercise

<DATA 72 0C60>{6CA9:3}In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex212.213′.
Make
<DATA 72 8144>{6CA9:4} ‘Inc:’= ex#212. Make ‘To’= W7ZAP. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub
<DATA 72 FF84>{6CA9:5}’= ORCA Survey. Copy the following questions to the
‘Originator
<DATA 72 2207>{6CA9:6}’ tab.

How did you learn about ORCA DIGITAL NET? When did you
<DATA 72 743C>{6CA9:7} first Ck-In?

Enter your answers on the ‘Responder’ tab.

S
<DATA 72 2999>{6CA9:8}end ‘URCALL_ex212.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round.

<DATA 52 DD57>{6CA9:9}Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 BF62>{6CA9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1F6E>{6CA9:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T02:59Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>

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

DE WA7HHE
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 14 AD99>{6CA9}4 5 8 9
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 E027>{6CA9}PREAMBLE
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 22 677F>{6CA9}1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WY7SJM

DE WY7SJM
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 20a hstyWc6CA9}1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DE WY7SJM K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 14 B11A>{6CA9}2 3 4 9
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 14 E027>{6CA9}PREAMBLE
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX

sorry mode changed appropriately nothing decoded

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W4FLL

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
<MISSING 18 3349>{6CA9}2 3 4 7 8 9
DE W4FLL K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 E027>{6CA9}PREAMBLE
DE K7HDX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 12 F91A>{6CA9}3 8 9
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:05Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 5EDB>{6CA9}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 CF0F>{6CA9}20210323042132:ex212.txt
<ID 16 5C83>{6CA9}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9018>{6CA9}556 9 64
<DESC 12 2E16>{6CA9}ex#212
<FILE 30 CF0F>{6CA9}20210323042132:ex212.txt
<ID 16 5C83>{6CA9}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9018>{6CA9}556 9 64
<DESC 12 2E16>{6CA9}ex#212
<DATA 72 568E>{6CA9:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS completes the primary E
<DATA 72 C478>{6CA9:2}xercise
—–
OPTIONAL/ADVANCED file-manipulation exercise

<DATA 72 0C60>{6CA9:3}In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex212.213′.
Make
<DATA 72 8144>{6CA9:4} ‘Inc:’= ex#212. Make ‘To’= W7ZAP. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub
<DATA 72 FF84>{6CA9:5}’= ORCA Survey. Copy the following questions to the
‘Originator
<DATA 72 2207>{6CA9:6}’ tab.

How did you learn about ORCA DIGITAL NET? When did you
<DATA 72 743C>{6CA9:7} first Ck-In?

Enter your answers on the ‘Responder’ tab.

S
<DATA 72 2999>{6CA9:8}end ‘URCALL_ex212.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round.

<DATA 52 DD57>{6CA9:9}Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 BF62>{6CA9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1F6E>{6CA9:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:06Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 15 3BA6>{6CA9}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 15 3BA6>{6CA9}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 15 3BA6>{6CA9}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WY7SJM

DE WY7SJM
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 15 3BA6>{6CA9}CONFIRMED
DE WY7SJM K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 15 3BA6>{6CA9}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 15 3BA6>{6CA9}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX

sorry decode is poor still nothing, switch me to QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W4FLL

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W4FLL

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 15 3BA6>{6CA9}CONFIRMED
DE K7HDX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex212.txt
<MISSING 15 3BA6>{6CA9}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:12Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 5EDB>{6CA9}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 CF0F>{6CA9}20210323042132:ex212.txt
<ID 16 5C83>{6CA9}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9018>{6CA9}556 9 64
<DESC 12 2E16>{6CA9}ex#212
<FILE 30 CF0F>{6CA9}20210323042132:ex212.txt
<ID 16 5C83>{6CA9}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9018>{6CA9}556 9 64
<DESC 12 2E16>{6CA9}ex#212
<DATA 72 568E>{6CA9:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS completes the primary E
<DATA 72 C478>{6CA9:2}xercise
—–
OPTIONAL/ADVANCED file-manipulation exercise

<DATA 72 0C60>{6CA9:3}In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex212.213′.
Make
<DATA 72 8144>{6CA9:4} ‘Inc:’= ex#212. Make ‘To’= W7ZAP. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub
<DATA 72 FF84>{6CA9:5}’= ORCA Survey. Copy the following questions to the
‘Originator
<DATA 72 2207>{6CA9:6}’ tab.

How did you learn about ORCA DIGITAL NET? When did you
<DATA 72 743C>{6CA9:7} first Ck-In?

Enter your answers on the ‘Responder’ tab.

S
<DATA 72 2999>{6CA9:8}end ‘URCALL_ex212.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round.

<DATA 52 DD57>{6CA9:9}Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 BF62>{6CA9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1F6E>{6CA9:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:16Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>
W4FLL

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W4FLL

QST DE W4FLL

<PROG 18 4051>{F019}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 49 307F>{F019}20210324031538:W4FLL-20210323-201533L-6.213
<ID 15 FBC4>{F019}W4FLL Tom
<SIZE 14 7DC7>{F019}297 5 64
<DATA 72 48CB>{F019:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADwXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTjfidVQfXCrTpReL4
<DATA 72 41C6>{F019:2}f9PHed+GItZQoESD716+7ZmoUJN1UZpLJHqBIjmg98oZifG3pqi3Q//cdnE6avty
<DATA 72 D37D>{F019:3}UYcfuT0bxK3+UKz/VbrG4OEKGLD6hQ2EM13OhoRUArv3bE34RXXlO81fb9vdNPoi
<DATA 72 2AE6>{F019:4}WQU4g/u2q232ccMrfKAPHdEmcbFbIi+oDomcG1VIZ4r2ziM0OWD8nEpS+6KSuVqt
<DATA 49 55E7>{F019:5}sUwjqcdnW5/7FBLpHBopXfVdigbX2AA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 8B31>{F019:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2B3D>{F019:EOT}

DE W4FLL K

Sorry forgot the TO: change this time.

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Tom ur sending the Traffic file I’m looking 4 ur Report on the primary Exercise file… When you didn’t answer my call 4 Report after the 2nd round, I guessed you’d moved along and were working the Optional/Advanced exercise… please wor the primary exercise until you can work the advanced ex and keep track of your place in the roster….
BK all stations this exercise is brisk and complex u should onlly work the primary exercise until you’ve done it enought to keep your place in rotation while working the Advanced ex tu
BK when you have trouble in the exercise and it’s not unusual… the ex is busy and demanding, I can’t stop and revise the roster while running the ex…. I’m working in three applications and using three modes while cutting and pasting it’s very intense at this end.. if you hv trouble or miss copying send ‘no copy’ as instructed b4 every exercise… thanks for participating it’s a good exercise to prepare for busy and intense Emergency nets BTN < K7KY

Thanks Doug… MFSK64 really did a great job tonight
BK
Again the main focus of the FLAMP exercise is the REPORT…. we want to know if you CONFIRMED the file. The advanced portion gives you traffic for the TRAFFIC round.

If you don’t have traffic, just send QRU :-)
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:23:19p 03:23:19z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Today’s_cybersecurity.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20212403032426
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20212403004759
<plaintext>
:tt:3 QST
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 03/23/21
:tm:6 11:43L
:sb:56 Today’s cybersecurity challenges are truly unprecedented
:mg:692 Agencies everywhere—especially at the state and local level—are constantly bombarded by attempted hacks and other cyberthreats through ransomware and malware.
as the threat landscape has evolved, hackers have increasingly trained their sights on state and local government. According to one industry estimate, two-thirds of ransomware attacks in the first six months of 2019 targeted
state and local agencies
Full Story:
https://papers.govtech.com/Security-for-the-Network-of-the-Future-136630.html?promo_code=newsletter&utm_term=CONTINUE%20READING&utm_campaign=Biden%20White%20House%20Makes%20Government%20IT%20Great%20Again&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email
[WRAP:chksum F8CC][WRAP:end] … end

Booming signal Brad… S9 +30!
Tnx for the article …ooops! I need to change modes :-) < W7ZAP

Next 4 Traffic is Ken KR7KR < NCS

KR7KR < W7ZAP Ken how copy? Ur up 4 traffic < W7ZAP

KR7KR

<PROG 18 E99A>{F230}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 AE60>{F230}20210324031109:KR7KR_ex212.213
<ID 23 E176>{F230}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
<SIZE 14 B734>{F230}389 7 64
<DATA 72 476B>{F230:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFMXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 76BC>{F230:2}g5BdZhEYK5u+eX6JZLPtVNVq42tDdTzwvJyeNYcPBwC9VuDjpo4rYvRKJcrLry/7
<DATA 72 9C84>{F230:3}qOaaXNHw2s/tT2EDRa7gT+EIQ245obX0sAl6w418wWtIseS9A9ENoxz3KRC+s7kt
<DATA 72 63F5>{F230:4}hRGVFjcUs7/oe3gKZxM6qKYLkkM08NF4nzeMsdxOLMFPw2iPZqY3HjYMpR+ei0OR
<DATA 72 ACBC>{F230:5}kyHw1XyoeZBI16++bBhfP/c7Uhd91gWa8t2n7xkAZ7wIwOtDPb1cA9BbRFRuUN4o
<DATA 72 9685>{F230:6}bQKy4qwQmbtmRZjq67UvhK0GLWo56B0oSeJQAZyR/i1O8bnMU1lcGHfvgA=
[b64
<DATA 13 867C>{F230:7}:end] <CNTL 10 0B93>{F230:EOF}
<CNTL 10 AB9F>{F230:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

DE W7ZAP
File : KR7KR_ex212.213
<MISSING 15 1EFC>{F230}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Another booming signal from UT! S9 +40 5dB
BK

Over to Tom WB7EUX 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE WB7EUX

<PROG 21 4C6B>{D1C9}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 37 F7CF>{D1C9}20210324030915:WB7EUX_ex212.213
<ID 22 F3AC>{D1C9}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 8414>{D1C9}357 4 96
<DATA 104 B24E>{D1C9:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEZXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERgTL6XZzKBmy6csfYyHrmRlnq836gvc
FsrggwIvUBTF
<DATA 104 371E>{D1C9:2}yUt6ckMzB/2KEJ6x1rcIpVxAKFeJaUvmrqsPog51b5Xtpe2Bk8PUtiRrB8rsb2YZiPdNzLQHXQlNhEWpNuAkjGMiF
LhLVKGh
<DATA 104 E496>{D1C9:3}f+R1/aN9WMtdlv89xoecDBJAa9Pe5dxqr6Fg+Nra5K6xTFekSYnttYe4V7Zp7QOE4COg+rFHXRMw4YFJGywPZ
Evka2aNnaDf
<DATA 77 51BC>{D1C9:4}E9zu9RG+Zv6nJ1atU4Ttk+i6sJWA0Jd6O7PPaSOKBHFTRzs4Cc49L7I5seU
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 20BB>{D1C9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 80B7>{D1C9:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex212.213
<MISSING 15 FC95>{D1C9}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Tom ur S9 +25 8dB
BK

Over to Steve WY7SJM 4 Traffic < NCS

de WY7SJM QRU K

RR Steve 73
BK

KS6M John ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 21 9ADC>{FAB5}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 02F8>{FAB5}20210324031024:KS6M_ex212.213
<ID 26 DE00>{FAB5}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 C707>{FAB5}409 7 64
<DATA 72 5019>{FAB5:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGXXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERiwjtqbmFQC
<DATA 72 A2D2>{FAB5:2}X8vo9gY9Ot/nszWsuxsysgmDyxEfmkXxvlqo8clLnbM8snlNaG0n2jCE2vIe/Omw
<DATA 72 04D2>{FAB5:3}i2BcHG9tUEyaKYmi1s4TtLJuszaRJGKoXkQVcxSnkACgVDOqh1Qc/P421zQGbMfO
<DATA 72 7A08>{FAB5:4}fV95YrAzYsqKEZKx2ky8z+vujgWdUDXBdDlQ1YHv74xN4RrGXXjh60jPupmFBYCt
<DATA 72 3475>{FAB5:5}MD4zS/CvCQueELEzWySuoKJRl970OFZUmnxZsfK1dzzJZ9DxG2srT2lXFtG4QtJH
<DATA 72 46AD>{FAB5:6}FPdV/S4I9ltQlXBXwpiYwWnsXCfHKP6/hkae/M/KT/bqdYQtN8gRDZN/HV4TGw87
<DATA 33 9D0D>{FAB5:7}rnxlVBuwsFrcWA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 68B5>{FAB5:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C8B9>{FAB5:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex212.213
<MISSING 15 9DEB>{FAB5}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Steve I mistook ur QRU as a QNX! Thais has been a challenging net… full of learning opportunities!
QRU… got it!
BK

KG7VVN Bruno ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
w7ZAP DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 E27E>{8BAB}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 38 5504>{8BAB}20210324031340:KG7VVN_ex#212.213
<ID 29 FE81>{8BAB}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 31A5>{8BAB}373 4 96
<DATA 104 F35A>{8BAB:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFaXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3+BXg3MZjNoOC0153x89wOtKUnD/UvFogV
qjkGf2DFF4cFGl
<DATA 104 8E94>{8BAB:2}HjoMOy1Al+Gq5kS+FS8wKIPDC8cqm0ltp4EYcqAoaNK1mDnR4YLyCaKBCeh0hEQ2jDVvter5SgYDNm7PBwl
pRZVvV8JG41hV
<DATA 104 714A>{8BAB:3}2cxap6OTvPG6D4iuRSru5vDIKIJhkgUKaunapnfaEt8l5v5BdG3tSMfVrSleSvs895O0CIcfT0xI4cVlLIg52u2GJKo
OvRwT
<DATA 93 8CD5>{8BAB:4}jcByMq+B7BAeJl/U1LKwx9IZ+OUdWU7Iz6uklKEo+1+qd6+W71vjQaBh2ViHCFLqjR1NY0RQg==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 58E5>{8BAB:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F8E9>{8BAB:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

DE W7ZAP
File : KG7VVN_ex#212.213
<MISSING 15 9124>{8BAB}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Bruno… another great signal S9 +30 6dB
BK
W4FLL < W7ZAP Tom I have your report from your advanced exercise… standby

DE W7ZAP
File : W4FLL-20210323-201533L-6.213
<MISSING 15 072C>{F019}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Ron K7HDX < NCS

W7ZAP DE K7HDX

<PROG 21 6FF0>{6FD2}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 36 8859>{6FD2}20210324031645:K7HDX_ex212.txt
<ID 34 136B>{6FD2}K7HDX Cedar City Utah DM37kp
<SIZE 14 FCE6>{6FD2}341 6 64
<DATA 72 CB0C>{6FD2:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEgXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERiwjtqbmFQC
<DATA 72 BB92>{6FD2:2}XYn+q22/hGsrxgBxj/KywTC5GVCRtPyqdQ0C19S/9QdXbDmzhoehtHgQUBbP5DlE
<DATA 72 9329>{6FD2:3}W2YDDqyO9JH5nBGyRHsi3vsV3ntlHiiw3joIEyfxHHMccdLMGKhXeZ5OniQTkr15
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DE K7HDX K

DE W7ZAP
File : K7HDX_ex212.txt
<MISSING 15 1683>{6FD2}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Ron ur S9 +20 7dB
BK

W7WSV Steve ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7WSV_Red_Cross_Safe-Well.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:21
W7WSV 20212403033929
:hdr_ed:21
W7WSV 20212403010235
<plaintext>
:tt:29 Safe and Well Platform Ending
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:5 W7WSV
:dt:8 20212003
:tm:8 2119 UTC
:sb:33 De-activate Safe and Well Website
:mg:2100 Following msg forwarded by AA0LB on SATERN Dig Net 3.20.21:
Greetings,
We are writing to share that the platform which currently hosts the American Red Cross Safe and Well website, redcross.org/safeandwell, has become obsolete due to technology changes and will unfortunately be deactivated at midnight on December 29, 2020. While the Red Cross won’t have a self-service website for people to register or search for loved ones after disasters, we want to reassure you that we remain committed to this work. Our less public, behind the scenes efforts to reunite loved ones are not going away.

Those who utilize Safe and Well should be sure to remove Safe and Well information from their continuity of operations plan and individual emergency plans. Users can contact their local Red Cross to talk about ways the Red Cross reunification team may be able to support them moving forward.

If you have included the Safe and Well website in your continuity of operations plan, we encourage you to do the following:
• Connect with your local emergency management to determine what alert systems are in place in your community.
• Utilize our free Red Cross Emergency app and encourage employees to incorporate the app in their communication plan as part of their personal preparedness. The app features an “I’m Safe” button that allows users to post a message to their social accounts or send an email to a pre-determined list, letting people know they are safe and out of harm’s way.
• Reach out to reunification@redcross.org to learn more about the aspects of the Red Cross reunification program that will remain available to you and your constituents.

The Red Cross will continue to support requests for reunification that come in through our national call center, chapter network or through emergency welfare inquiries, family reunification requests and military welfare inquiries. Our team will also continue to explore options to support similar safe and well services in the future.
If you have any questions about these changes, please reach out to reunificationh tboss.arf ¹[WRAP:chksum B66B][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx for the traffic… I saw this, it surprised me that its being de-activated.
BK
Whew! This is a challenging net tonight. You guys are keeping us on our toes!
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:43:23p 03:43:23z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS <W6DLW, QNX, arrived home to late to join the net.

W6DLW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
Good to hv u join us Dennis… never too late to ck-in :-)
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

The COMMENT round begins with Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

ORCA < WA7HHE GE to the net, wondering if NCS could give us a bit more status on the development of OFDM. Most current alpha ver of Fldigi is .21 , testing with KR7KR earlier does not seem to launch. Appreciate the net and enjoying everyone. Best to all Brad

Doug may have more info… we’ll see in comments
BK
Next 4 Comments is Ken KR7KR < NCS

Okay… reading fully now… KR having stn issues
BK
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – Large crowd tonight. Dodging snow storms here in the Wallowas. A slight warming trend is forecast. Thanks for the exercise. 73 de WB7EUX

Good to cu tonight Tom Ur signal has been very good tonight along w/everyone else! We got lucky w/band condx tonight
BK

Over to Steve WY7SJM 4 Comments < W7ZAP

de WY7SJM QRU K

RR Steve… glad u could join us tonight
BK

Over to John KS6M 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS and the net < No comments from me this evening.
Stay safe and healthy, all! 73. < KS6M

RR John. Ur S9+ 10 and 6dB
BK
KG7VVN Bruno ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS GE Mindy/Doug N ORCA Ops

Returned to QTH last Friday from trip to OR. Beautiful weather, great friends.
Price of gas went up 80 cents in the week I was gone!!! :-(
With this kind of roster we may have 2 start ck-in at 0000 Z ;-)

Sig Rprt:

NCS -1,+8 db KBD 100% FLAMP PSK 250 (30 db) 0% MFSK 64 ( +4, +7db) 100% Thor22 (7db)

KL7RI – 3 db KBD 100%
AB6KX – 13,-6 db KBD 10%
K7HDX +7, +14 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
W7WSV -8, +4 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100%
KJ7BHK -10 db KBD 100%
KI7DAD -8 db KBD 100%
W7SOT -5, +4 db KBD 100%
N7DHW 0 db KBD 100%
WB7TZD -7 db KBD 100%
K7CAM +1 db KBD 100%
KR7KR +6,+13 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
KS6M -9 ,-3 db KBD 100% FLAMP 62%
WB7EUX -6,+0 db KBD 100% FLAMP 80%
KE6SLS +4 db KBD 100%
WA7HHE +3,+13 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100%
W4FLL -6,-2 db KBD 100%

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

Great signal report Bruno. Good to hear u had a good time in OR.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Tom W4FLL < NCS

W4FLL < W7ZAP How copy Tom? Ur up 4 comments < W7ZAP

Next 4 Comments is Ron K7HDX < NCS

DE K7HDX
It has been a good but long net, so I will keep it short.
73
Ron K7HDX

Tnx for taking time to work w/us Ron 73
BK

Over to Steve W7WSV 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < W7WSV
NCS: S6-7, 0 to 3 dB ; Noise S4+
Exercise:
PSK250R S7 30 dB, 70%
MFSK64 100%
THOR22 S9, 0 dB
Traffic:
WA7HHE stls 0 dB 100%
KR7KR S9+10, 16 dB 100%
WB7EUX S5, -5 dB 60%
KS6M S4, -10 dB 12% , in noise
KG7VVN S9, 4 dB 100%
K7HDX S8, 4 dB 100%
W4FLL S6, -1 dB 100%
Seem to cpy most stations tonight.
Learned of ORCA talking to other amateur operators and internet search. First ckd in late 2018, I think. Unknown as to why it took 3 months for the Red Cross to get the msg out to amateur community. Sri the msg took so long-I thought it would run a little shorter than this.
73 <W7WSV

NIce signal report Steve. Thanks for the RC msg… no worries on speed
BK
W7SOT Scott ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7SOT < W7ZAP Scott how copy?? Ur up 4 commments < W7ZAP

KE6SLS Jaye ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS de ARS KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! Ca. Running 50w on Big-m Doublet.

w7zap, 6db, P5, FLMsg 100%,
k7ky, 6db, FLAmp 100% after fills,
kr7kr, 7db, 100, FLAmp 100%,
W4FLL, , FLAmp 100%,
WB7EUX, 5db, FLAmp 100%,
WY7SJM, nc
KS6M, 4db, FLAmp 100%,
KG7VVN, -9, FLAmp 60%<3,4>,
K7HDX, 1db, FLAmp 100%,
W7WSV, -6db, FLMsg 90%,
wa7hhe, 8db, 100%

From my data archive:
“. . .K7KY 20152801031234
<blankform>
:mg:278 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation Order . . . ”
So about 2015, but your in my logs from prior comex in 2014

Lot’s of sun today. Station agn 100% juice
Enjoyed a ZOOM meeting with our neighbor ham club while keeping up on FLDigi! Amazing how well old computer run with Linux :)
Great band tonight. Great seeing everyone!

73
Jaye ke6sls k

Jaye ur S9 +40! 6dB
Nice signal report. You’ve been w/us for quite a while :-)
Always appreciate working w/u Jaye and tnx for the linux consultation
BK

Over to Doug K7KY 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-24T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < K7KY
There’s been an increase in COVID19 infections in Curry County,OR. Gov Brown has decreed a return to restricted condx beginning Friday. Resturants back to take-out only. A friend of our family died of heart attack the day after receiving his 2nd shot. He was 80yrs old and in good health. Oregon is administering shots manufactured by Pfizer, J&J, & Moderna. They were approved by the FDA under ‘Emergency Use Authorization’. They are not Vaccines of the traditional definition, but catagorized as ‘gene-therapy’. Rather than injecting a small amount of virus, they contain mDNA that instructs our DNA to creat the virus within our cells. Information can be enpowering.

Thanks for your indulgence with my After-Exercise Rant. The FLAMP Exercise is no cake-walk to conduct. Condx and number of participants can complicate it. We’ve little time/attention for extraneous events. Focus is one of the most important components of the FLAMP Exercise. There’s a lot to do while tracking your position in the net. Traffic and Emergency nets will run similar to this, but probably not this brisk. When you master this exercise, you’ll be relaxed when things are dicy and chaotic.

The strategy for newer Ops is to work the primary exercise until you’re comfortable. You can always work the Opt/Adv portion as QNX and check you work in the Monitors Session directly following every net.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes three first time Ck-Ins, John KL7RI in Reno,NV, Gary KJ7HMV also in Reno, & Clancy K7CAM in Winston,OR. I hope I’ve not discouraged them already. Tonight we’ve really been ‘On the Rivet’. We’re usually more relaxed,and easy going. It’s a Training net, after all. Mistakes and errors are expected and accepted. We make a lot of mistakes here at NCS Central. We’re learning too. Without your participation, we would not be learning the NCS role. We always apperciate your participation. In truth, you are the net (-:

Brad WA7HHE When I checked the Alpha site b4 net, .19 was still current. I’m not up to speed w/.21. I’ll look into it after net. Not good to hear it’s not working corrctly, but then, it’s an Alpha version )-:

< Doug K7KY

Thanks for the info Doug. Yes this has been a net full of learning opportunities :-)
Good 4 all of us.
BK

Are there any follow-up questions/comments or Late Ck-Ins B4 we close?
After closing, we’ll run a brief session for Monitoring stations. < NCS

sorry for not paying attention

Good band conditions here

I downloaded the latest version of FLDIGI (4.1.18.21)
It will not launch on my computer
It starts and I see the main page — then it goes away

I am running 4.1.18.16
It seems to be working fine

Thanks for the net 73 to all
KR7KR

KR7KR < W7ZAP Doug says that v .18 is working
Good to cu on the WF tonight Ken
BK
Any further comments b4 we close and go to the monitors session? < W7ZAP

2104L – 0404Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

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

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

Now we’ll take Monitoring station Comments, CONFIRM Optional Exercise files,
or FILL the Primary Exercise file. In your Comments, please say if you have the
Optional Ex’ file ready to send or need fills for the primary file. After Comments,
we’ll CONFIRM the OPTIONAL files first, then send fill blocks and take REPORTS.
Remember: Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

Well looks like that’s it for tonight

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20212403040722
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20212303235152
<blankform>
:mg:1156 ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/Mar/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 35
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
K7UV Ron Brigham City, UT QNX
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA QNX @ 20:10
W4FLL Tom Carson City,NV
KL7RI John Reno QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7DAD Jeff Sugar City,ID QNX
W7SOT* Scott Brookings,OR
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
WB7TR John Reno QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
K7CAM Clancy Winston,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum C426][WRAP:end] … end

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 20/Jul/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 26 Stations: __KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT __KE7ZPG Steven Mckinleyvile,CA QNX __KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX __K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX __KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX __KW6M Steve [...]

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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 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
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
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