23/JAN/18 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/jan/18 Ck-In/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT TFK
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
AE0DM Daniel Clifton,CO late
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Poor band condx seem to be our lot lately and the bands may deteriorate further. Condx have been difficult for stations near NCS. We barely connect the stations 50mi north and 100mi south. Hat’s off to KD7CL, KA7PAT, KB6NN, & KE6SLS for sticking with it. In spite of these condx, we are connecting a dozen or so stations each week and passing traffic. Soon, we’ll be relay experts!

We’re about 100 months into solar cycle #24. That means that we’re past the maximum and headed toward a minimum and a new cycle sometime near 2020. This was an exceptionally weak solar cycle, very similar to those that occurred as part of the Dalton Minimum in the early 19th century. “None of us alive have ever seen such a weak cycle.”, Leif Svalgaard of Stanford University. Buckle up Ops, it may get worse.

We’re sending more images lately. They’re good for evaluating band condx. For some situations, an image might be more immediately useful than text. The recent versions of FLDIGI can send images in MFSK @ 2x & 4x from the TX buffer. I’ve not been able to get these features to work in the macro IMAGE tag. If you’re working with macros, fldigi v4.0.15 has trouble with macros; they may lock up fldigi. Earlier versions are OK, but not too early. It’s good to keep up with stable version releases. The Alpha version, 4.0.16.03 has the macro bugs sorted out.

Welcome to Daniel AE0DM who checked in from Clifton,CO as we were closing. Here’s some of tonight’s images:
HF Forecast for 23JAN18
80m: FAIR / Geomag: VERY QUIET
Solar flux: 71 / Sunspots: 0 / A-index: 5 / K-index: 1

RX: W1EEP UT
RX: KE6SLS CA
RX: KB6NN CA
RX: W7ZAP OR
RX: K7KY OR
TX: K7DV UT
RX: W7ZAP OR
TX: K7DV UT
RX: K7KY OR

Thanks for committing your time and energy to work with us tonight. Difficult conditions didn’t stop us from running a regular net and passing traffic. We’ll be better Operators for persisting through difficult times. We enjoyed working with you and hope to see you again next Tuesday evening. 73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ———

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene ur on the Log tu < K7KY

KR7KR KR7KR < K7KY RR Ken tu < K7KY

~1CWA7HHE;K7IFG;5C9A~4

~1BK7IFG;WA7HHE;001;ARQ:FILE::FLMSG_XFR
ARQ:ENCODING::ASCII
ARQ:SIZE::346
ARQ::STX
[ARQ:fn K7IFG-003.b2s]4.0.5
:hdr_fm:21
K7IFG 201824010309A94F~4

~1dK7IFG;WA7HHE;272E~4

~1dK7IFG;WA7HHE;272E~4

~1NWA7HHE;K7IFG;9196~4

K7IFG < WA7HHE KEN HERE I AM IN THE KITCHEN AND GET A TELEPHONE CALL ADVISING MY RADIO IS AUTO MODE. hi hi RCVED UR MSG.

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad can I begin early ck-in ? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
ORCA ORCA or anyone else who can hear me
de ke6sls ke6sls ke6sls checking in,
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY Rr Jaye good print so far tu BREAK KB6NN Howard ur on the log tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1488>>

K7KY de KD7CL
Craig Riverton, Or
IN & OUT

KD7CL < K7KY RR Craig in&out tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Last station again pls… said VERY DIFFICULT… agn pls < W7ZAP

Can anyone relay the last weak station? < K7KY
KA7PAKA7PAT < K7KY GE Pat in&out tu Mindy is cpying u but not me… BREAK any more ck-ins? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < WA7HHE, PRACTICE MSG READY

WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad tu TFK < K7KY

RECHECK

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
A7PA,a e•ÄetŸc?UT .)C fickemt«ioaebëÇNIGHT BUT WILL MCNITOR.

Can anyone relay the last stn? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < WA7HHE PSE CHECK IN N7SND, LARRY HERE IN CEDAR CITY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KR7KR relay
< KA7PAtqLtzÀi n de KR7KR k

KR7KR < K7KY TU Ken BREAK KA7PAT Pat I have checked u in already in&out tu BREAK < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY < K6QOG Bill Cedar City, UT In/Out < k6qog

K6QOG < K7KY GE Bill ur in&out tu < K7KY

e6sls ke6sls

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KE6SLS < W7ZAP Jaye ur ck-ed in < W7ZAP

N6IET N6IET kn

N6IET < K7KY GE Rick tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT TFK
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

01/23/2018 19:30 PST
WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing digital 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

Weekly FLAMP exercise conducted by Mindy W7ZAP
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in order
No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’.
Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

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

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone*
* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or print VideoID on WF
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KB6NN KB6NN
KB6NN IN-OUT

de ke6sls ke6sls k

KB6NN < K7KY RR Howard in&out BREAK ke6sls ?? < K7KY

rgrg, de ke6sls ke6sls and I can hear you. crazy I know.
tu

Not all crazy band, I was still @ practice pwr 5w 5w now 35w much better maybe even Pat KA7PAT will cpy me any more ck -in ? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KFYYRS KF7YRS KF7YRS NAME LEE, ST GEORGE UT IN&OUT

KF7YRS < K7KY GE Lee in&out tonite tu BREAK any more?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
K7KY < WA7HHE, NOT SURE YOU HAVE ME

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY K7KY de N7SND N7SND checking in

N7SND < K7KY RR Larry I hv u by RELAY tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
K7DV DE K7DV

K7DV < K7KY RR Dave tu < K7KY

relay

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/0RCAimage.png>
Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Ck-InPractice.b2s]4.0.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20182401034018
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20170205204254

:mg:488 ORCA DIGITAL NET 23/jan/18 Ck-In/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT TFK
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT in&out
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 49CC][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 23 January 2018

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes ‘VideoID_macro2.b2s’. This VideoID
macro, suggested by Dave W1HKJ, is more efficient than my macro. It
remembers and restores mode & frequency.

The off-freq-traffic exercise planned for the 3rd week each month is
canceled. ORCA is already complex; long nets discourage participation.
Active check-ins are increasing. We don’t want reduce the time available
to practice traffic evolutions. Remember, passing traffic off the net
frequency is routine for Traffic and Emergency net. You can still practice off-freq-traffic. Let me know and we’ll do it next net.

Eric KG7UNI checked in last week from the Kanab,UT EOC. Now, he’s setting up his FT-991 at home and needs some configuration assistance. If you’re running an FT-991, he could use your input. Email me for his contact info.

Digital shorthand for RELAY:
“RELAY <callsign> <callsign> < <URcall>”.

Net Report posted as soon as we can
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
< K7KY

Comments or questions? < NCS

Over to Mindy W7ZAP for the weekly FLAMP exercise… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Let’s use MFSK 64 for exe and fills in 32/16 < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

{DC55}FLAMP 2.2.03
{DC55}20180123205326:VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{DC55}453 8 64
{DC55}20180123205326:VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{DC55}453 8 64
{DC55:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGWXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTQvn/lPurngUScUas
{DC55:2}u0bFb3paw2+kNFXs2igInVa2k5syYn/LaOFRFm+ZsajHb//uBAd17EVEVP2lgaXk
{DC55:3}T8BSHWBuB4SAvq+4sIqqMhYECjKoFsLIrn87kHd8jYYQdYCMTqYR2cv2XCmBNmjr
{DC55:4}uS7FNvsMtVVB/B4/JJUxcoN+hmMIErWX16SIkqryolZR83df0oTdwMwxcJWJe0oP
{DC55:5}wNTvyBTJY04aA5vp5Ot7tor5dnM8PngUkVXPz9VT3PqVjapUqEZeiUOK38QcMOIn
{DC55:6}wUtedFf7SIjfDwgfgVPXlyoaCPZ9g0bk4KPZ1dUo7MDIUyofY1fAwvYvwzERBNAk
{DC55:7}dfS/p4bWf4g8+8ge0pVEOD8EO7eDeVgrc01kIhs9BNvkaOnfd++bqqeL80=
[b64
{DC55:8}:end] {DC55:EOF}
{DC55:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:46Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>

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 …
W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}1 2 3 4 5 6
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP NO COPY AT ALL W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W1EEP < W7ZAP TU Gene BREAK
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP < WA7HHE, NO COPY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7SND

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
N6IET

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE K7DV
File : VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}CONFIRMED
DE K7DV K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KR7KR < W7ZAP Ken pls relay entire file TU < W7ZAP

DE KR7KR

FLAMP Relay

{DC55}FLAMP 2.2.03
{DC55}20180123205326:VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{DC55}453 8 64
{DC55:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGWXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTQvn/lPurngUScUas
{DC55:2}u0bFb3paw2+kNFXs2igInVa2k5syYn/LaOFRFm+ZsajHb//uBAd17EVEVP2lgaXk
{DC55:3}T8BSHWBuB4SAvq+4sIqqMhYECjKoFsLIrn87kHd8jYYQdYCMTqYR2cv2XCmBNmjr
{DC55:4}uS7FNvsMtVVB/B4/JJUxcoN+hmMIErWX16SIkqryolZR83df0oTdwMwxcJWJe0oP
{DC55:5}wNTvyBTJY04aA5vp5Ot7tor5dnM8PngUkVXPz9VT3PqVjapUqEZeiUOK38QcMOIn
{DC55:6}wUtedFf7SIjfDwgfgVPXlyoaCPZ9g0bk4KPZ1dUo7MDIUyofY1fAwvYvwzERBNAk
{DC55:7}dfS/p4bWf4g8+8ge0pVEOD8EO7eDeVgrc01kIhs9BNvkaOnfd++bqqeL80=
[b64
{DC55:8}:end] {DC55:EOF}
{DC55:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W1EEP

no copy st sll dorry w1eep

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE WA7HHE
File : VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7SND

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE N7SND
File : VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}CONFIRMED
DE N7SND K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
N6IET
N6IET

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Doug pls relay file TU < W7ZAP

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

{DC55}FLAMP 2.2.03
{DC55}20180123205326:VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{DC55}453 8 64
{DC55:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGWXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTQvn/lPurngUScUas
{DC55:2}u0bFb3paw2+kNFXs2igInVa2k5syYn/LaOFRFm+ZsajHb//uBAd17EVEVP2lgaXk
{DC55:3}T8BSHWBuB4SAvq+4sIqqMhYECjKoFsLIrn87kHd8jYYQdYCMTqYR2cv2XCmBNmjr
{DC55:4}uS7FNvsMtVVB/B4/JJUxcoN+hmMIErWX16SIkqryolZR83df0oTdwMwxcJWJe0oP
{DC55:5}wNTvyBTJY04aA5vp5Ot7tor5dnM8PngUkVXPz9VT3PqVjapUqEZeiUOK38QcMOIn
{DC55:6}wUtedFf7SIjfDwgfgVPXlyoaCPZ9g0bk4KPZ1dUo7MDIUyofY1fAwvYvwzERBNAk
{DC55:7}dfS/p4bWf4g8+8ge0pVEOD8EO7eDeVgrc01kIhs9BNvkaOnfd++bqqeL80=
[b64
{DC55:8}:end] {DC55:EOF}
{DC55:EOT}

DE K7KY K

W1EEP
net

DE W1EEP
File : VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

N6IET

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Looks like we lost N6IET TU for RELAYs to Doug and Ken BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy Band seemed better at first than it is now… still we got all but one station BREAK

1959L ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY
Any relays? < K7KY

On to the Traffic round beginning with Gene W1EEP < NCS

QST DE W1EEP

¨

u040003:VideoID_macro2 NCS W1EEP.txt
{752C}W1EEP DM37DJ
{752C}525 9 64
{752C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAHeXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTQvn/lPurngUScUas
{752C:2}u0bFb3paw2+kNFXs2igInVa2k5syYn/LaOFRFm+ZsajHb//uBAd17EVEVP2lgaXk
{752C:3}T8BSHWBuB4SAvq+4sIqqMhYECjKoFsLIrn87kHd8jYYQdYCMTqYR2cv2XCmBNmjr
{752C:4}uS7FNvsMtVVB/B4/JJUxcoN+hmMIErWX16SIkqryolZR83df0oTdwMwxcJWJe0oP
{752C:5}wNTvyBTJY04aA5vp5Ot7tor5dnM8PngUkVXPz9VT3PqVjapUqEZeiUOK38QcMOIn
{752C:6}wUtedFf7SIjfDwgfgVPXlyoaCPZ9g0bk4KPZ1dUo7MDIUyofY1fAwvYvwzERBNAk
{752C:7}dfS/p4bWf4g8+8ge0pVEOD8EO7eDeVgrc01kIhs9BNvkaOnfd/KEc0vtQnlLJFWH
{752C:8}g5tlc9Y49Km/j6gQVY0kN84Bz1CcG0QIOJAy2cVtdh6w4QjeQplk3Y2RFEWRrcfl
{752C:9}gA=
[b64:end] {752C:EOF}
{752C:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

DE K7KY
File : Unassigned
{752C}PREAMBLE
DE K7KY K

QST DE W1EEP

{752C}FLAMP 2.2.03
{752C}20180124040003:VideoID_macro2 NCS W1EEP.txt
{752C}W1EEP DM37DJ
{752C}525 9 64
{752C:EOF}
{752C:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene our path seems good

DE K7KY
File : VideoID_macro2 NCS W1EEP.txt
{752C}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE KF7YRS
File : VideoID_macro2.b2s
{DC55}CONFIRMED
DE KF7YRS K

KF7YRS < K7KY RR Lee I hv u logged as in&out tnx for ur report BREAK next for traffic is Ken KR7KR < K7KY

Sending Pic:275x206C;de KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY Nice work Ken u must hv lots of free time.. BREAK next for Traffic is Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

ORCA NCS de ke6sls qsb here now, but still got pretty good copy.
I am QRU tonight, c u at comments
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS TU Jaye ur printing perfect here now BREAK next for Traffic is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
.. start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Flu_Pandemic_Warning-_Practice_Message.H213]4.0.5
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20182401041022
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20182401013212

:2:26 ORCA Net- Practice Message
:1:40 Emergency Management Magazine via WA7HHE
:3:8 01/23/18
:4:6 18:28L
:5c:1 X
:6b:1 X
:7a:1 X
:8:560 Flu Season Worst Since 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic
Forty Washingtonians died from the flu in the past week, according to the Washington Department of Health, nearly doubling the
total flu season count to 86 deaths.

Wash your hands wash your hands

Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Flu-Season-Worst-Since-2009-Wwine-Flu-Pandemic.html?utm_term=Flu%20Season
%20Worst%20Since%202009%20Swine%20Flu%20Pandemic&utm_campaign=2017%20was%20the%20Costliest%20Year%20for%2
0Climate-Related%20Disasters&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email
:18:18 Hand Wash Stations
[WRAP:chksum EE92][WRAP:end] … end

WA7HHE < K7KY Wash your hands wash your hands very timely advice tu Brad BREAK next for Traffic is Larry N7SND < K7KY

N7SND < K7KY Larry hw cpy? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
de N7SND not ready pix not working.

N7SND < K7KY Oh Oh.. maybe later tu BREAK let’s see if Rick is hr… N6IET ur up for traffic < NCS

No traffic

N6IET < K7KY RR Rick tu BREAK next for Traffic is Dave K7DV < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QST DE K7DV

{F4B0}FLAMP 2.2.03
{F4B0}20150409030606:BigTrees.txt
{F4B0}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ
{F4B0}417 7 64
{F4B0}20150409030606:BigTrees.txt
{F4B0}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ
<Siewn!ol4B>{F4B0}417 7 64
{F4B0:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFzXQAAAAQAIZhJhiRr+CkhtIy/JBYstLiJ024wd6Bgr
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DE K7DV K

K7DV < K7KY Dave ur signal solid thru QSB

DE K7KY
File : BigTrees.txt
{F4B0}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

2018L ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY

Following the comment round we’ll look for Lee KF7YRS we begin Comments with Gene W1EEP < NCS

W1EEP < K7KY Gene ur up 4 comments < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP SHORT SKIP IS NO GOOD TO PINE VALLEY I REALLY ONLY HEAR YOU ABUT 90% OF THE TIME BAND IS OFF
TONIGHT THX AND 73’S TO ALL THE NET

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene oddly, you’re printing perfectly 4 me now tnx BREAK next for Comments is Ken KR7KR < K7KY

K7KY de KR7KR
good copy on most.
Couldln’t copy W1EEP very well or Dave
Thanks for the net.
de KR7KR k

K7DV < K7KY RR Ken yes, band is kind
of all over the place tonite but somewhat better than the last few weeks.. ur welcome for the net we enjoy the net verymuch too… BREAK next is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

ORCA de ke6sls wow, just heard JayeíeãFWow, odd/nasty band tonight¬ niN æ§ vep nhere’s my report:

ke6sls wow, just heard Jaye! Wow, odd/nasty band toutcne`
Doug, here’s my report:

oops, agn.

de ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! California. Running the kenwood ts570 @ 50 watts tonight on the usual low, short inverted dipole.

cet so bad, band not so good. Did not copy NCS at all untill the intro preamble started. Was able to check in right after Howard kb6nn.

Thanks fori ORCA members who checked me in via RELAY last week. NCS finally started coming into Eureka after 8pm.

We have a pretty good storm a brewin’ here in Eureka. Wind has come way up, wswäg for the rain to start pouring at any moment.

So here’s what ke6sls 8tY p 0vd solÛ shack:

k7ky s8 5db after qro, p5, flmsg 100%, dropped to -12db at 8:15pm
WA7HHE s7 1hmsg 100% Scary year for flu!
w7zap s5, -4db, qsb, flamp 22%,
kr7kr s6 -1db, qsb, up to s9 @ 6db, FLamp 100%, p4
w1eep s1 12db, faded hard on his FLamp 10% ceLi a Ó) n
N7SND s5 -12db, vry hrd cp hr
N6IET Hmm lost him.. okay, only 50% cp kb
Stations on the NCS roster not listed here not cp here

Nice work Doug, the RELAY info i±¬ur preable was PERFECT. I heard a station and all they sent was RELAY. Si¶ciüÒtd HOW TO RELAY a station. Thank you om! :)

w1aw code practice signal came way up, started to humble our ORCA copy here ..

Did the first round of Meltdown/Spectre updates on main computer. It isn’t ei e 6thas announced firmware update breaks many current computerieents have already started pushing next round of major updates. Be careful out there!

Ydde Jaye ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY FB Jaye I got most hope u hv me still BREAK next is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
ORCA NET < WA7HHE, AM EXPERIENCING A PROBLEM READING TEXT IN MY RCV PANE, HAVING TO HOLD THE SCROLL DOWN ARROW CONSTANTLY DOWN, WILL NOT AUTO SCROLL DOWN (NO CARRIAGE RETURN AT END OF LINE). IF ANYONE HAS A FIX PLSE LET ME KNOW. WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad first thought close and reopen Dave has been working on WF issues and this may be related what version? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE WA7HHE 4.0.16.03

I had wf issues with 4.0.16.01 but 02 & 03 I’ve had none… BREAK next up for Comments is Larry N7SND < K7KY

N6IET < K7KY Rick ur up for Comments < K7KY

ORCA de N6IET N6IET Rick in Los Angeles

I put my Icom IC-753 into retirement (storage).
Using Kenwood TS-590sg for the first time in digital mode.
New radio, new interface cable, new sound settings, etc.
Hey, this radio doesn’t drift! Yay!
I’m running 50 watts to a ‘sideways mobile’ antenna off my balcony.
No more AV-680 on the roof. Landlord made me take it down last summer.

Band sucks, this evening, but what else is new?

It has been many months since I last QNI ORCA. I have forgotten how to do this, I think.

Strong stations here include K7KY, KR7KR and WA7HHE.

Thanks for doing the net Doug and Mindy. 73 to all and to all a Good Night!

de N6IET

N6IET < K7KY FB Rick & tnx for coming ur signal is solid hr and printing perfectly… 73 4 now BREAK next is Dave K7DV < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY DE K7DV
and the orca net well I copied most stations up to aBOUT a 30 min ago but still copied you and n6iet … band is long ur all doing well
even with condx good to hear all of you 73’s and on with the net break de k7dv

K7DV < K7KY Good signal out of ID Dave s-9 & 10db BREAK next for Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]4.0.4
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20182401043332
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719

:mg:894 HF Forecast for 23JAN18
80m: FAIR / Geomag: VERY QUIET
Solar flux: 71 / Sunspots: 0 / A-index: 5 / K-index: 1

35w 264ft doublet @ 135ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP 100% copy KBD, VidID 95% FLAMP (S9 +10) 7dB
KR7KR 100% copy KBD,VidID, image, relay (S9 +15) 5dB
KE6SLS 100% copy KBD (S8) -6dB to 5dB
KB6NN 75%-100% copy KBD sri no sig rpt
KD7CL 100% copy KBD (S7) -5dB
KA7PAT 75% copy KBD sri no sig rpt
WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9 +10) 9dB
N7SND 100% copy KBD (S9) 5dB
K6QOG 100% copy KBD (S9) 8dB
N6IET 100% copy KBD (S9+) 2dB
KF7YRS 100% copy KBD (S9) 10dB
K7DV 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 8dB
K7KY KBD, FLMSG, image, relay

Band condx much tougher than I anticipated, but makes for good learning re: relay & mode use. Welcome back to KF7YRS Lee and Rick N6IET. Great to see all on the WF tonite & hope to work with you again soon.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum F5A4][WRAP:end] … end

W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx Mindy great report…. BREAK let’s see if Lee KF7YRS is around for Comments.. < K7KY
I don’t normally engage the in&out stations, but Lee popped in mid net and I thought he may still be around… are there any further comments for the net? < NCS

K7KY < WA7HHE, DOUG FYI, DID A RELAUNCE OF FLDIGI AND SEEMS TO HAVE CORRECTED MY SCROLLING PROBLEM IN THE RX PANE.

WA7HHE < K7KY Good to hear…. it fixes so many issues I think something happened recently and Daves been working on the problem briskly.. BREAK any more comments or questions? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY DE K7DV

doug ur typing haand is doing quite well break de K7dv

K7DV < K7KY Tnx Dave I appreciate that… I’m taking longer than I would have thought to teach my rt index finger to work 8 keys instead of the original 4 it’s been slow when u see me messing with u & i that’s the area I’m working on tu Dave BREAK any more comments? < NCS

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 01/23/2018 20:41 PST

Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next Tues.
Practice makes Perfect!
73 Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Sending Pic:144x140C;

K7KY DE K7DV

K7DV < K7KY Tnx Dave it looks a bit worse for the band wear… still, I recognize it… BREAK if anyone is experimenting with the new VideoID macro take a look at the LOCK tags. I’ve added LOCK:off but have been unable to restore LOCK with LOCK;on. If you get that working , I’d like to know how tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K7DV < K7KY I see ur verticle VideoID abt 2000wf < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:46Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
I missed part of that what you said because the new macro puts it on null mode go figure break de K7dv

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:47Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K7DV < K7KY Dave new macro should only be in NULL mode while printing, but return to the freq & mode where it began something doesn’t sound right.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
K7KY DE K7DV
k7ky de K7dv yes I just copied the stuff off of the text in the file I recieved so Ill doublew check it thanks and 73’s

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:49Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
K7DV < K7KY RR what fldigi version u running? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:49Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
de K7DV 4.0.9.8

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K7DV < K7KY Could be the problem, I’m not certain. these macros don’t work in 4.0.15 bugs there. 4.0.14 is OK and the new Alpha dave released yesterday 4.0.16.03 macros work perfectly. Give that a try 73 4 now Dave tnx for coming tonite cu maybe tomorrow eveiing < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:52Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K7KY DE K7DV
ok buddy to u and mindy Ill try the one suggested 73 dit dit de K7dv

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:52Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
dit dit

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:53Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
dit dit de ae0dm

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:53Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
AE0DM < K7KY GE < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K7KY DE AE0DM WAS JUST LISTENING A BIT THERE AND JUST WANTED TO SAY HI. i’M NOT USUALLY HOME ON TUESDAY EVENINGS AND JUST ABOUT TO HIT THE BED… gn
AND 73

Before RSID: <<2018-01-24T04:55Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
AE0DM < K7KY RR Daniel… tnx for the dit dit if digital net interest you check our website: http://orcadigitalnet.com drop by and practice digital traffic handling with us when u hv time 73 4 now Doug K7KY sk

THANKS DOUG I’LL GIVE A SHOT AND A SHOUT OUT WHEN POSSIBLE… TKS GN 73 K7KY DE AE0DM

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