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ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/aug/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 7
Stations:
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA Bulletin
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
NR5NN JB Benicia,CA late QNI
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS, 35w-180’doublet@80

Tonight, the band was predicted to be poor, but wasn’t too bad. Digital signals worked well and so did Brad WA7HHE’s traffic in MFSK-64. A smaller net tonight and you would think easier for NCS. Oddly enough, small nets are not always easier, I don’t know why. Probably it has little to do with the number of check-ins, at least until we have 18 or 20. Some nights, my focus is not as keen as usual and I occasionally fall behind net flow. Mindy W7ZAP usually has my back, but she’s sometimes busy herself and also misses something astray or forgotten.

I need to tighten my pre-net check list too. I’d turned TXID off for digital QSO’s and forgot to reset it before the net. Mindy & I usually test our stations before the net and run any new routines. Still, things can go wrong. My FLAMP has been working well during pre-net testing, but failed to copy files during the net. After the net, FLAMP copied a file from Mindy perfectly. When working HF digital

together, we both use minimum power and Attenuation. Last time this happened during net, I reinstalled FLAMP and it worked correctly until tonight.

We discovered an anomaly in FLDIGI tonight when Ralph WB7SDR sent his reception report. He included the text string that precedes image transmissions, ‘ Sending Pic:144×140’ in his report. Oddly, this text caused FLDIGI to activate the image feature w/o an image and preempt the actual file.

Pretty weird. I’ll send this glitch to FLDIGI’s lead programmer, Dave W1HKJ.

Mindy conducted the FLAMP exercise tonight and sent a file that leads us to an exercise for next week. I’ll resend this file at the beginning of next week’s net so those who missed it tonight will be able to participate. Ops here tonight will head the roster next week to give others time to complete the exercise during the net. The exercise is not difficult. It entails receiving a msg, editing and renaming it, and resending it in FLAMP. We’ll work with these messages next week instead of practice traffic. I think you’ll find it interesting and useful. It’s important to know our PC operating system and work smoothly with the software necessary to handling digital traffic.

Welcome to all our monitors. Monitoring is certainly useful for developing digital skills. Mindy & I decode one or two VOA Radiogram broadcasts every weekend. Ken K7IFG sends digital bulletins every Tues in FLAMP @ 1900p on 3.5825 + 1500, in numerous modes and speeds. He also provides fills. A great opportunity to explore different modes in varying band condx with minimal effort. Thank you, Ken.

For FLAMP practice traffic, I’ve been managing the FILL and RELAY routines needed to complete the message. If you would like to manage these routines when you send in FLAMP, let me know. I’ll turn the net over to you. It’s working well for our weekly FLAMP practice message that Mindy has been doing. It gives more hands-on experience interacting with multiple stations, calling for REPORTS, and choosing the best station to RELAY to those needing fills. It’s also an opportunity to develop your macro skills. Macros make digital communications much easier.

Thanks for working with us again tonight. I hope to see you again next Tuesday. 73 Doug K7KY

———————– Net Log ——————–

K7KY Signal Test < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

de ke6sls

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS GE Jaye… welcome back for the working world… ur on the log.. < K7KY

K7KY Signal Test < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

K7KY de KB6HOH OK GE Doug! I have NCS for our 1930hrs RACES Net will try and bre back after that.

So BTU K7KY de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH FB Steve… I’ll check you in&out and maybe you’ll be back… tu < K7KY

K7KY de KB6HOH OK Doug and tnx GE to you and Mindy. 73 sk

KB6HOH Steve… try to stop by at least after the net and pick up a file you’ll need for next weeks net.. < K7KY

RGR RGR and if I dont make it can you send it via WinlinkExpress??

So BTU Doug K7KY de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH win link maybe, but I’ll get it to you somehow… (-: < K7KY

RGR RGR RGR and Tnx 73 sk

ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR < K7KY

de WA7HHE Brad in Cedar City, one msg ready via FLAMP

WA7HHE GE Brad ur on the log and OK for traffic… < K7KY

08/23/2016 19:30 PDT

Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET – Doug K7KY-NCS

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p – 3.581+1500

Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP – MFSK-32

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

The net connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

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

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements (questions/comments?)

Volunteer conducts brief FLAMP practice session

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? Send ‘QRU’. Check before sending FLAMP.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: reception reports, observations,

questions, and comments (keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

NOTE: LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID

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

Have FLAMP open. It does not self-start.

FLAMP traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP REPORTS

and one FILL.

CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or wfID

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

WB6SDR WB6SDR GE Ralph ur on the log.. tu < K7KY

TNX

-Ralph

any more check ins? < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY<STX>

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:mg:255 ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/aug/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins:6

Stations:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w-180’doublet@80

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ORCA Announcements 23/aug/16

Tonights weekly FLAMP practice message will become your traffic

for next week’s net. Please edit this file in a simple text editor

like Notepad and rename it with your callsign. Next week you will

send this file to NCS instead of other traffic. I’ll resend this

file next week before the exercise for those not here tonight.

Instructions:

RX FLAMP message (callsign.txt) and save (FLAMP can auto-save RX files)

Edit information and rename file with your callsign

Send new file to NCS in FLAMP using ‘ADD’ or ‘DnD’ next week

This exercise develops familiarity with the FLDIGI/FLAMP application

and your PC operating system fundamental to efficient digital traffic

handling.

Weekly Net Report/Log usually posted by Wednesday:

Reports

If you need to leave early, please check-out with NCS. < K7KY

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

K7KY de KG7PBX IN/OUT de KG7PBX

KG7PBX < K7KY GE Ur checked in & OUt tonight.. tu < K7KY

stand by a moment… tu < K7KY

Here’s the updated roster

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:mg:290 ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/aug/16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins:7

Stations:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS,35w-180’doublet@80

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Mindy W7ZAP will next send the weekly FLAMP practice traffic… Keep this file. It is the foundation file for next week’s FLAMP exercise…

over to Mindy < K7KY

esiZp ³9 rR tn

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ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 BA4B>{C602}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 33 4B33>{C602}20160823223628:callsign.txt

<ID 26 09CF>{C602}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 15 5F49>{C602}887 8 112

<DATA 120 90BA>{C602:1}This is an exercise using features in FLDIGI/FLAMP. It entails saving a received file on your station PC, editi

<DATA 120 5C86>{C602:2}ng and renaming the file, and sending the revised file to another station. FLAMP can be configured to

automatic

<DATA 120 6126>{C602:3}ally save received files.

You will locate this file, edit it, and rename it with your callsign. This is your tr

<DATA 120 D01C>{C602:4}affic for next week; NCS will ask for this file. If you are unfamiliar with your PC file structure, you have a w

<DATA 120 49D5>{C602:5}hole week to RTM.

Instructions:

Please edit this file to fill the blanks and rename the file with your callsign

<DATA 120 E9CE>{C602:6}. The infomation fields are relative to ORCA DIGITAL NET. You will TX this file to NCS in FLAMP using the

‘ADD’

<DATA 120 8417>{C602:7} button or by drag&drop on the red ‘DND’ button next week.

———- Delete this portion before sav

<DATA 111 9C6E>{C602:8}ing/sending ————

Name:

Callsign:

QTH:

Organizations:

Operating Sys:

Rig:

Pwr:

Ant:

eMail:

<CNTL 10 4A9F>{C602:EOF}

<CNTL 10 EA93>{C602:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try

to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button

or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with … KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : callsign.txt

<MISSING 15 23F8>{C602}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

DE WB6SDR

File : callsign.txt

<MISSING 15 23F8>{C602}CONFIRMED

DE WB6SDR K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : callsign.txt

<MISSING 8 E2B9>{C602}5

DE WA7HHE K

WB6SDR < W7ZAP

Ralph would you RELAY block 5 to Brad? < W7ZAP

DE WB6SDR

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 120 49D5>{C602:5}hole week to RTM.

Instructions:

Please edit this file to fill the blanks and rename the file with your callsign

<CNTL 10 4A9F>{C602:EOF}

<CNTL 10 EA93>{C602:EOT}

DE WB6SDR K

WA7HHE < W7ZAP

How copy? < W7ZAP

DE WA7HHE

File : callsign.txt

<MISSING 15 23F8>{C602}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Ok that went well. Thanks for the relay Ralph.

Back to NCS < W7ZAP

ALL ORCA Nice work everyone! The file is the basis for next week’s flamp exercise… I’ll resend this file next week early in the net so

those not here tonight will have a chance to think about it and hopefully complete the exercise … Any questions about this exercise?

come now… < K7KY

Ok let’s get on to the Traffic round, beginning with Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls.

lets break and see if there are other check ins please.

Are there any other check ins for ORCA? de ke6sls k

hearing none. I don’t hear wa6nbg tonight, so I loaded our

digital traffic for the net. Here is comes.

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:to:24 Eureka Emergency VHF Net

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2016-08-22

:t1:5 1558L

:sb:48 Bulletins and Annoucements for August 22nd, 2016

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:720 No EmComm meeting this month.

We need a NET control operator for the Eureka VHF Emergency Net on September 5th.

Far West Repeater Asociation picnic Sunday, September 11 in Scotia.

Technician class Amateur Radio classes start Monday, September 12th. Don Campbell, KE6HEC is the contact for this class and can be

contacted at 834-0042, or email ke6hec@arrl.net. The cost for the book is $35, the class is free of charge. The classes will take place at

the down town Eureka Fire Department, 533 “C” street (6th & C). Classes from from 7PM to 9PM each Monday evening for 12 weeks.

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

This ends the digital message for August 22nd.

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de ke6sls

further, the need for NCS on sept 5 is filled, TU AI6CD!

that’s it from Eureka Doug.

ORCA de ke6sls k

KE6SLS FB Jaye tnx for the Humboldt bulletin now, over to Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

de WA7HHE switch to MFSK 64 via FLAMP to shorten msg time.

ORCA Net DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 320F>{9541}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 28 282D>{9541}20160824010525:MCI.p2s

<ID 38 068C>{9541}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)

<SIZE 14 3C4C>{9541}565 9 64

<FILE 28 282D>{9541}20160824010525:MCI.p2s

<ID 38 068C>{9541}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)

<SIZE 14 3C4C>{9541}565 9 64

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<DATA 72 74E0>{9541:2}lTSULYVYoVCnqKtQhyW+oA7WMNZWF/tALhlZHxT6+hop1PYrO6FfEoSUuGDu4Nye

<DATA 72 F5C4>{9541:3}WYmZTqXGXjeOhQRaBx6YPbunWeT4bN53TdTQJ6nSvFyA8GKh4MyWCLC7g7zhbun/

<DATA 72 640F>{9541:4}IcPicnC1akYCW4VbJCbtSaLGHLNpyYVHvBQ+rRmILiUcn109G+itgFwMUx+PiMBH

<DATA 72 7165>{9541:5}6ehxCICGUgZ9QAiPzXN9ov7mXwY0Y1hrC7QXlteEbfzlz7TM/2jBLr6bp0MbYCse

<DATA 72 82BC>{9541:6}mZhAqKrl2GtKPjjsiQnGjcg9m1dZXK5gsNHzIAZtPtbmeR8nIw+n0yTgF2LB5rBy

<DATA 72 3AD9>{9541:7}ASwm0yqFNc/IFImBHW7bS+CrFqKKghDEFNqHQ81D0OzOrxs7fWNBIfEP/L5BhwU4

<DATA 72 A0BF>{9541:8}fjcJfpLXc4HTq0sqj2WgDP1kvHuQelvNnV8gTGbsS1/ekeriHI148y7rzY0Z2dbO

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<ID 38 068C>{9541}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)

<SIZE 14 3C4C>{9541}565 9 64

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<ID 38 068C>{9541}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)

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<DATA 72 640F>{9541:4}IcPicnC1akYCW4VbJCbtSaLGHLNpyYVHvBQ+rRmILiUcn109G+itgFwMUx+PiMBH

<DATA 72 7165>{9541:5}6ehxCICGUgZ9QAiPzXN9ov7mXwY0Y1hrC7QXlteEbfzlz7TM/2jBLr6bp0MbYCse

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<CNTL 10 6E8D>{9541:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

For FLAMP traffic we have one quick round for

REPORTS & FILL. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button

or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’. We begin with …

DE W7ZAP

File : MCI.p2s

<MISSING 15 D178>{9541}CONFIRMED

DE W7ZAP K

my flamp is not working again.. < K7KY

KE6SLS R oPiDi

de ke6sls Doug, turn on ur tx ID pls

DE ke6sls

File : MCI.p2s

<MISSING 22 F554>{9541}1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9

DE ke6sls K

WA7HHE

I sent the msg de wa7hhe

Oops! right I should know that, but I’ve been a bit behind tonight… sorry… Brad we’ll ask Mindy to send the fill for Jaye…BREAK over to Mindy for fill… < K7KY

DE W7ZAP

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 320F>{9541}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 28 282D>{9541}20160824010525:MCI.p2s

<ID 38 068C>{9541}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)

<SIZE 14 3C4C>{9541}565 9 64

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DE W7ZAP K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : MCI.p2s

<MISSING 15 D178>{9541}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

That completes Brad’s FLAMP traffic… nice work.. BREAK over to Ralph WB6SDR < K7KY

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The following RX report is for Aug 23, 2016 at station WB6SDR Folsom, CA.

using a 80M inverted V at 55 ft. and Yaesu FT-897D.

Got Sending Pic:144×140;h_|{7———————————–

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR 9+20 dB

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS 9+10 dB

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City 9+15 dB

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT

————————————————————————-

73’s

Ralph

BTU NCS

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WB6SDR TU Ralph… the image didn’t work, but I copied the text… didn’t open flmsg either…. BREAK over to Mindy for traffic… <

K7KY

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:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:13 Brookings, OR

:fm:11 W7ZAP Mindy

:p2:25 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

:d1:10 2016-08-23

:t1:5 2150Z

:sb:44 Upcoming Digital Contests: Aug 26 – 28, 2016

:mg:602

NCCC RTTY Sprint: 0145Z-0215Z, Aug 26

Mode: RTTY

Bands: see rules

Hawaii QSO Party: 0400Z, Aug 27 to 0400Z, Aug 29

Mode: CW, Phone, RTTY, PSK

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

SCC RTTY Championship: 1200Z, Aug 27 to 1159Z, Aug 28

Mode: RTTY

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

W/VE Islands QSO Party: 1200Z, Aug 27 to 0300Z, Aug 28

Mode: CW, Phone, Digital

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m

Kansas QSO Party: 1400Z, Aug 27 to 0200Z, Aug 28 and 1400Z-2000Z, Aug 28

Mode: CW, SSB, Digital

Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m

For more contests & links to rules:

http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/weeklycont.php

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W7ZAP TU Mindy BREAK

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

ALL ORCA OK, on to the comment round we begin at the top with Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

Orca de ke6sls

again

Orca de ke6sls

TU doug. Not best condx tonight. but here’s my report.

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:d1:8 08/23/16

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:sb:13 Orca comments

:s1:4 Jaye

:p3:7 Eureka!

:mg:481 k7ky Doug, 03, s9, 11db 100% cp

w7zap Mindy, s9, 8db, 100% cp

wb6sdr Ralph, s8, 2db 100% cp, p0, 0 cp flmsg tonight

wa7hhe Brad, s7, -12db, 5% cp vry bad cp on mfsk64

kind of crappy condx tonight with noise (S7) and qsb. Might be a tough winter.

vry tired tonight. working 2 crews and it’s a nightmare.

ready for dinner!

that’s about it from lake Whachmacallit. Will try to save msg for next week xmit via flamp. Tu Doug and the group.

de Jaye, ke6sls

Eureka! California

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WA7HHE OK

Brad, ur turn for comments < K7KY

de wa7hhe, darn I may miss next weeks practice, great practice for doing damage assessment reports back to NCS.

WA7HHE Copy Report:

Stations:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA 100% Kbd s/n -6 to +2 db

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA s/n +5 db Couldn’t quite make out image.

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR s/n +1

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS, s/n +4

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tR t! et n¬eeteWA7HHE Tu Brad & good point… lots of reasons to be handy working between the fldigi apps and the OS BREAK

WB6SDR Ralph… ur next for comments… < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn report.b2s]<flmsg>3.00.01

:hdr_fm:22

WB6SDR 20162408031836

:hdr_ed:22

WB6SDR 20162308203518

<blankform>

:mg:706

The following RX report is for Aug 23, 2016 at station WB6SDR Folsom, CA.

using a 80M inverted V at 55 ft. and Yaesu FT-897D.

Got Sending Pic:144×140;h_|{7———————————–

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR 9+20 dB

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS 9+10 dB

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City 9+15 dB

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT

————————————————————————-

73’s

Ralph

BTU NCS

[WRAP:chksum 51B8][WRAP:end]

… end

WB6SDR Ralph…. nice report… the image imbeded in the text is not working… I don’t know if you intended to inbed the

image, I’ve not tried this myself, but anyway, the image is just lines… BREAK over to Mindy W7ZAP for comments… < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.16.01

:hdr_fm:17

c 20162408032154

:hdr_ed:17

c 20162408023637

<blankform>

:mg:584

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KE6SLS 100% KBD copy (S-9 +15 s/n=13dB) sig came up from s9 to+15

KB6HOH 100% KBD copy (S-9 +10 s/n=10dB)

WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLAMP copy (S-9 s/n=6dB)

WB6SDR 100% KBD, 95% FLMSG 10% image copy (S-9 +10 s/n=10dB)

KG7PBX 100% KBD copy (S-8)

K7KY 100% KBD, FLMSG, image copy

Sending the weekly FLAMP file has been really good practice for me. Seems like I make a small mistake each time. Never a big deal, just

learning digital NCS skills. Great to be able to do this without the stress of actually running the whole net!

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

[WRAP:chksum 3BD8][WRAP:end]

… end

W7ZAP TU Mindy… nice report my typing is a bit sketchy tonight… BREAK Ralph WB6SDR did you intend to inbed the image

in your file? < K7KY

No I didn’t I don’t think I sent anything but lines in my report but if you got an immage well I didn’t mean to send an immage . I don’t know

why the system froze up in my first flMsg text. I had to reboot to get audiio back but thanks for the feedback on the immage. BTU NCS

WB6SDR IC Just after the line 897D. came this: Got Sending Pic:144×140;h_|{7———————————–

followed by the rest of your file that looked correct… hope this helps < K7KY

well that is interesting . The image was feedback on what I had received early from you as an immage, I didn’t intend to send a iimage

BTU

WB6SDR Very odd, for sure Ralph… when I sent the copied text back to you, it caused my station to stall and it didn’t send

all I was sending to you for a sentence or so… weird for sure… something tricked your fldigi into inserting an image file or sumsuch as the

image was just lines and noise… I’d like to know if you discover what was up… BREAK with Ralph…

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

ORCA de ke6sls

I* have a feeling that adding all the hiphens was the problem. He

is using all those to break the message. i bet if you were to try it

a few times, it also will fool fldigi into thinking we’re getting a

image file. it also tripped my end, and did not cp image, but also

stops cp on text after the hiphens.

okay, need to make dinner. damned hungry/tired.

cu all next week. have a great week all.

d e ke6sls k

KE6SLS OK Jaye… I wonder about the hyphens as Ralph has been using them for a few weeks not w/o inserting an image… we’ll

see 73 Jaye and thanks for working with us again tonight…. hope work doesn’t get too over bearing… BREAK any more comments,

questions, etc before we close?

ALL ORCA Mindy & I will stick around following net to try a few things to see what’s up with the image in the text…

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 08/23/2016 20:34 PDT

Thank’s for working with us tonight.

We appreciate your time and interest.

Hope to see you again next week.

73 < Doug K7KY NCS

K7KY < W7ZAP

I guess it was the image info in the text… I copied it and will add now and see what happens… not sure where my copied text went stand

by…

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#WB6SDR

Ralph

Folsom, CA

My Comments from file.

The following RX report is for Aug 23, 2016 at station WB6SDR Folsom, CA.

using a 80M inverted V at 55 ft. and Yaesu FT-897D.

Got Sending Pic:144×140;e_

wrcobi————————————-

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR 9+20 dB

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS 9+10 dB

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City 9+15 dB

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA 9+5 dB

KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT

————————————————————————-

73’s

Ralph

BTU NCS

So Did you get an image file this time?

KB6HOH Steve… stand by a moment pse BREAK Ralph… it was exactly the same the line about Got…. is causing fldigi

to include the image feature, but there’s no image… I don’t want to give the line until the end of this message as it will likely cause the same

problem… here’s the line just before the image comes:

Got Sending Pic:144×140;e_

< K7KY

Interesting, I’ll try and avoid sending feedback about images this way in the future. Thanks for the feedback.

-Ralph

BTU

W7ZAP over to Mindy < K7KY

I think the text about image and size sets off FLDIGI and it thinks it is code to send an image but there really is no image… this is the text I

think sets it off … Sending Pic:144×140;ttDoug’s screen. Didn’t know FLDIGI was sensitive to text like that.

Good to know. < W7ZAP

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