24/MAR/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 24/MAR/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 31
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
__K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QST
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR (QRT-02:51Z/19:51L)
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
K6QOG* Bill Cedar City,UT
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__WY7SJM Stephen Casper,WY in&out relay:K7DV
__K7LDW Don Rigby,ID in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
__W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

We enjoyed good band condx tonight; good for digital nets, anyway. We had deep fading at times, but it wasn’t a problem. John KS6M’s signal faded to nearly invisible on the WF at one point, but copy continued perfectly. More bothersome than the band is the mosquitoes that seem to gather at 2000-2500wf every session and desense our radios with strong digital signals. Not everyone understands the efficiency of digital modes at minimal power. We’re working into central US with 35w, yet hindered by 75-100w near-by stations. That’s Amateur Radio.

31 Ck-Ins is a large net and we had an overflow of Active Ops for the FLAMP Exercise. Ten stations is our limit to to keep the sessions to reasonable length. Adding an * at ck-in enables ten long-term ORCA Ops to opt out of the FLAMP Exercise/Traffic Round when the Active Roster is large, helping us manage the Exercise.

It’s good to remind ourselves that ORCA is a learning and practice net. There will naturally be mistakes while we learn; mistakes occur randomly too. 1-1.5hr is a long time to stay focused. For most of us, it takes practice. NCS probably makes the most mistakes; we’re learning too. Be as patient with your colleagues as you are with us. Some are just learning conventions and tactics you relegated to unconscious control years ago.

Please don’t take this Pandemic lightly. Scan widely for relevant information. Err on the side of caution. If you become infected, you may endanger family and friends, just when they need your strength and focus. If events unfold here as they are in Italy and New York City right now, it will become difficult to access health care; maybe impossible, especially for the elderly and compromised. Be thoughtful, cautious, and strategic. Stay home as much as possible. Research Vit-C for prevention and cure. It’s getting very good reports from COVID-19 treating Doctors.

Images from the net:

RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #2: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #1: K7DV Idaho Falls, ID
RX #2: K7DV Idaho Falls, ID
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #1: KG7VVN, Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KI7TPD Cedar City, UT
RX #2: KI7TPD Cedar City, UT
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: KB7VX Chhalis, WA
RX #2: KB7VX Chehalis, WA

Thanks for practicing digital traffic-handling with us tonight. We hope to work with you again next Tuesday evening. Remember WESTERN DIGITAL HF NET on Thursday evening, same freq, same time. Steve K6ETA takes early WDN ck-ins about a half hour before net, similar to ORCA DIGITAL NET. 73 Doug K7KY

—Net Log—

W7ZAP *** TUNE/TEST *** < W7ZAP

So far I have the following stns:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
Any corrections for these stns only < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KJ6GQW KJ6GQW
IN & OUT

KJ6GQW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
BK
There was a stn that was doubled… come agn pse < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T01:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB6NN Howard Eureka CA in&out

KB6NN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
GE Howard..good signal
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Double.. agn pse < NCS

LY CHECK IN. IND OUT PLEASE SK
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
GE Bob
BK
Nexy 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP< de K0PHP k

K0PHP < W7ZAP Chris are you going to stay & be active or in&out? < W7ZAP

Just In%Out, TNX
de K0PHP k

K0PHP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
Good signal Chris
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
w7zap de K7DV with relay

K7DV < W7ZAP go Dave < W7ZAP

w7zap de K7DV with relay srri ill be bacx

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de N2RSN
de N2RSN Keno Or

N2RSN < W7ZAP QSL David
N2RSN David Keno,OR BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out relayed by k7dv

K7DV < W7ZAP Tnx Dave, got Phil already :-)
BK
Next 4 ck-in < NCS

KI7TPD < W7ZAP
Fred since u have traffic.. The * is confusing to NCS… going to list u active TU BK

KI7TPD < W7ZAP QSL Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

N2RSN N2RSN < W7ZAP David are u active? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de N2RSN yes best i can first time active

N2RSN < W7ZAP RR TU
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

kg7fgt, david, zigzag, or

KG7FGT < W7ZAP David are u active or in&out? < NCS

w7zap < kg7fgt i am active 2nite

KG7FGT < W7ZAP QSL David
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KG5DGI KG5DGI IN & OUT
IN & OUT

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
Good signal Ed
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QST
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KG7D < W7ZAP QSL Greg
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV Vid ID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
BK
WA0TJT < W7ZAP how copy Keith?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
pretty good tonight btu

WA0TJT WA0TJT < W7ZAP U active or in&out? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
in/out please

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K6QOG Bill Cedar City

K6QOG < W7ZAP QSL Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

NCS de W7WXV in&out

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR in&out
Good to CU Carroll
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

< W7WSV K

W7WSV < W7ZAP QSL Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QST
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV Vid ID
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

NCS < W6DLW Dennis

W6DLW < W7ZAP QSL Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
w7zap k0kex rick smithville, mo in/out

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
Good sig
BK

KB7VX < W7ZAP QSL Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KG7VVN < W7ZAP QSL Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QST
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

K7DV < W7ZAP Dave I’m going to switch u to *

K7DV < W7ZAP RR Dave
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS
TU Dave

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA de ke6sls*

KE6SLS < W7ZAP RR Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

There was a weak stn in there w/ Jaye… come agn pse or relay < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
relay k7dv wy7sjm in casper wy. de K7dv

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Stephen Casper,WY in&out
TU for the relay K7DV
BK
Next for ck-in? < NCS

K7LDW Don Rigby ID in&out

K7LDW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID in&out
BK
Next?? < NCS

KS6M

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

K6QOG K6QOG < W7ZAP Bill I’m going to switch u to * < NCS

K6QOG < W7ZAP RR Bill
K6QOG* Bill Cedar City,UT BK
TU Bill
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QST
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
K6QOG* Bill Cedar City,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WY7SJM Stephen Casper,WY in&out
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

19:30:20p 02:30:20z

WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in
training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid.
Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

FLAMP Exercise:
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
Stay focused. Exercise is interactive and brisk.

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

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

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

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW. Participating Ops send ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

First time? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

W7ZAP, ORCA Net, de W5CLE ,W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA, 25 watts, Request check in and out. BTU

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
BK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < NCS

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Fred pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

NET – NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… KI7TPD

NIL KI7TPD

Tnx Fred BK

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

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAPtReRek+cDeaZl p i¦

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202503023549
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20202403230443

:mg:845 ORCA DIGITAL NET 24/MAR/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 27
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KJ6GQW Phil Eureka,CA in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO in&out
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QST
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
K6QOG* Bill Cedar City,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WY7SJM Stephen Casper,WY in&out relay:K7DV
K7LDW Don Rigby,ID in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum A52D][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 24/Mar/2020

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex162.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP
exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in
the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

FLAMP EXERICSE NOTE: The FLAMP Exercise entails practice using multiple tools and
managing multiple tasks while retaining focus on net flow. We just realized why some
experienced ORCA Ops frequently fail to reply when called to REPORT. They’ve copied
the primary file 100%, often on the first pass, and immediately begun the OPTIONAL
task. Preoccupied, they miss NCS calling for their REPORT.

Copy, REPORT, and CONFIRM are all elements of the primary Exercise. Some are jumping
to the 2nd task, w/o completing the 1st. Meanwhile, ORCA pauses, waiting for their reply.
They’ve not yet developed sufficient focus to work both at once. All stations should own
the first task before working the OPTIONAL task. REPORTing when called is part of the
exericse. Answering NCS promptly is a measure of your handle on the primary Exerecise.

The COVID-19 Pandemic grows more confusing by the day. It’s hard to know who’s opinions
and advice to consider. Our national leadership seems confused. Politicians, Economists, and
Doctors all have different opinions. Our solution is to gather information as widely as possible.
If you want to know how things are going in other countries, you have a better chance of
learning something useful by tracking their news; not ours. As with all news, you should sift,
sort, and conclude on your own. Monitoring how this virus develops elsewhere gives some
indication of what will occur here. Right now, we aren’t looking especially exceptional.
Better to be cautious, than caviler.

During the Traffic and Comment rounds, feel free to deviate from our usual focus on radio
topics and comment or opine on COVID-19.

Thanks for sending both Test images every week. They’re a useful addition to the net Report.

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

If you want on/off the Net Report email list:
ncs@orcadigitalnet.com < NCS

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in THOR-100 (352wpm, 1800hz).
We’ll fill with THOR-50×1 (176wpm, 900hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630hz). Check your Filters, WIDE mode ahead… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:42Z THOR 100 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{1099}FLAMP 2.2.05
{1099}20200324234906:ex162.txt
{1099}K7KY SW/OR
{1099}418 6 80
{1099}ex#162
{1099}20200324234906:ex162.txt
{1099}K7KY SW/OR
{1099}418 6 80
{1099}ex#162
{1099:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

Create a Blank form
{1099:2}file in FLMSG named, URCALL_ex162.b2s. Copy the following question to the new fi
{1099:3}le and enter your reply.

Do you use FLDIGI’s option, ‘Pre-Signal Tone’, or th
{1099:4}e ‘TUNE’ button to pre-tone b4 sending?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exerci
{1099:5}se, send the file to NCS with FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change
{1099:6} ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’.
{1099:EOF}
{1099:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:43Z THOR 100 @ 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 … N2RSN

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex162.txt
{1099}CONFIRMED
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7FGT

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D

DE KG7D
File : ex162.txt
{1099}CONFIRMED
DE KG7D K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex162.txt
{1099}PREAMBLE
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex162.txt
{1099}

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7LDW

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
FiLexnll2.txt
{1099}2
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX

DE KB7VX
File : ex162.txt
{1099}1 2 4
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex162.txt
{1099}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex162.txt
{1099}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{1099}FLAMP 2.2.05
{1099}20200324234906:ex162.txt
{1099}K7KY SW/OR
{1099}418 6 80
{1099}ex#162
{1099}20200324234906:ex162.txt
{1099}K7KY SW/OR
{1099}418 6 80
{1099}ex#162
{1099:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

Create a Blank form
{1099:2}file in FLMSG named, URCALL_ex162.b2s. Copy the following question to the new fi
{1099:4}e ‘TUNE’ button to pre-tone b4 sending?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exerci
{1099:EOF}
{1099:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:49Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
N2RSN

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE N2RSN-1
File : ex162.txt
{1099}CONFIRMED
DE N2RSN-1 K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
FB David pse turn off TxID tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7FGT

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
sri, nothing received

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
i’m qrt tnx wb7eux

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR 73 < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex162.txt
{1099}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW

W6DLW
File : ex162.txt
{1099}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX

DE KB7VX
File : ex162.txt
{1099}1 2 4
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M < K7KY John pse relay blk#1,2,4 this mode w/TxID tu < K7KY

DE KS6M

FLAMP Relay

{1099:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMnmanipulation exercise

Create a Blank form
{1099:2}file in FLMSG named, URCALL_ex162.b2s. Copy the following question to the new fi
{1099:4}e ‘TUNE’ button to pre-tone b4 sending?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exerci
{1099:EOF}
{1099:EOT}

DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX

DE KB7VX
File : ex162.txt
{1099}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Station calling VidID pse wait until we finish the exercise I can ‘t answer and run the exercise tu BK
KG7FGT didnt answer tonite thanks to John KS6M for the relay btn < K7KY

Nice exercise Doug and good job to David N2RSN on his 1st FLAMP exercise :-)
BK

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:58:02p 02:58:02z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with David N2RSN < W7ZAP

QST DE N2RSN-1

{FDDF}FLAMP 2.2.03
{FDDF}20200325025652:N2RSN_EX162.b2s
{FDDF}N2RSN-1 KENO OR CN92AD
{FDDF}269 5 64
{FDDF:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAC7XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdVMTRpo04ZcTrqbG
{FDDF:2}rc0TlnIAD/uzgiBS+J/HoSFsQxtueAZMvLS4UOsluWBT8kAsQ8bhb32bbQV8YUGV
{FDDF:3}pT8Ek0/rPU/tjDxPxIzkcbm3J1fa6modEVKblVAHscKUwtJ6s+UKkA36foX9NYvL
{FDDF:4}BydRhgWIsmEgtvtDgwO/15wYFL/leaYaTR697MySyCLaY99N9+iD2CSYvn1yn9vF
{FDDF:5}gIA
[b64:end] {FDDF:EOF}
{FDDF:EOT}

DE N2RSN-1 K

DE W7ZAP
File : N2RSN_EX162.b2s
{FDDF}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn KI7TPD-SpaceWeather_3_24_2020.b2s]2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:22
KI7TPD 20202503030109
:hdr_ed:22
KI7TPD 20202503021610

:mg:607 Space WX Report (data from SpaceWeather.com)

We are still experiencing a very low solar minimum.
Current Sunspot number: 0 (current spotless stretch 14 days)
2020 Spotless total: 64 days (76%)

Solar Wind Speed: 390.1 km/sec, Density: 4.0 protons/cm^3
X-Ray solar flares: 6 hr max A1, 24 hr max A2

Planetary K-index: Kp=0 quiet, 24-max: Kp=2 quiet

Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal: 5.0 nT
Bz: 1.2 nT north

NOAA Forecasts:
Less than a 1% chance of Class M or Class X solar flares for the next 48 hours, NOAA predicts 10% chance or Active, 1% minor,
1% severe Geomagnetic storms for the next 24 hours.
[WRAP:chksum 69F1][WRAP:end] … end

Thanks for taking the time to make the space WX report Fred
BK

Over to David KG7FGT 4 Traffic < NCS

w7zap < kg7fgt qru

RR
BK

Over to Greg KG7D 4 Traffic < NCS Using Thor 50×1, filters ready! EE 15 286F>{BB62}457 10 48
{BB62}Traffic Round Reply to Flamp ex_162 3/24/2020
{BB62}20200325025207:KG7D_ex162.b2s
{BB62}KG7D Carson City, Nevada, USA
{BB62}457 10 48
{BB62}Traffic Round Reply to Flamp ex_162 3/24/2020
{BB62:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAG8XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzT
{BB62:2}mZjl8sNldXAAwI0KGU+R+D7hKztvjjgY8Owx7vSQNKmK6HC7
{BB62:3}eufwgPjCNbUjWb/5sKLkNG66FhENLbY2ZIsXfdfqU7HQUqvh
{BB62:4}m9KLJiSs3BOX1k5LlqO8JcSWfsfOP1MHqdNRGVJeXVA2mQwj
{BB62:5}7X9FnidtnKhL3TqiuWZYmsVApzCfgB6PLf/kyjLPC0o8gBjT
{BB62:6}WXafNmNcjkcmaXPMheI6z5D1cI8DVin+6dbJc+3BAOmL3WER
{BB62:7}vEJDdmfLTvrwNM5zNL7BTzDrkTyB+5DbpsVhd7ye+1PZNV9S
{BB62:8}ExtKFaoo0fpMeWPLi82ueMsKO42cOVekp3rSAfoetbcBYThd
{BB62:9}2cXygvKYB/WCrF/AY75Prf+cMeu7MiY/h6oAtDX/6ZY+sEzs
{BB62:10}JAytJNFMHFWAHTA
[b64:end] {BB62:EOF}
{BB62:EOT}

DE KG7D K

DE W7ZAP
File : KG7D_ex162.b2s
{BB62}7
DE W7ZAP K

NCS DE KG7D

{BB62}FLAMP 2.2.03
{BB62:7}vEJDdmfLTvrwNM5zNL7BTzDrkTyB+5DbpsVhd7ye+1PZNV9S
{BB62:EOF}
{BB62:EOT}

DE KG7D K

DE W7ZAP
File : KG7D_ex162.b2s
{BB62}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

W7WSV Steve ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W7WSV

{1F04}FLAMP 2.2.05
{1F04}20200325025342:W7WSV_ex162.b2s
{1F04}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
{1F04}261 5 64
{1F04}TUNE or Tone
{1F04:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAC0XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
{1F04:2}g5BdZhEjzOTnPAnHntRn8GtB5niKSv0bEpD9Lef6VCXX8dvYs/JHT+aKVwwePEjz
{1F04:3}mtv/vg73QAeFQ9Yzwg03qe68WpeOVHc/szV+dhe5rIgz0nrM3hzXRlXL7Njckrrs
{1F04:4}LBeyw45FpZDHB1JT0cbwMxrYorRG43pUlSBDSy/8nknyhNyJAYnAloGTg==
[b64
{1F04:5}:end] {1F04:EOF}
{1F04:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

DE W7ZAP
File : W7WSV_ex162.b2s
{1F04}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Dennis W6DLW < NCS

W7ZAP DE W6DLW

{EFB6}FLAMP 2.2.03
{EFB6}20200325025708:W6DLW_ex162.b2s
{EFB6}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
{EFB6}301 5 64
{EFB6}Use of pre-signal tone.
{EFB6:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAD0XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdVMTRpo04ZcUamPS
{EFB6:2}iOZlzhuBf7xwL+4v4JafuadYxgODx9QkR+foAsgwxQqd6kdGQ/nGXlAPEEICrDTJ
{EFB6:3}E9OifkIAzuVNFGrj2f7qeXIkkdvMy8xF18I600DflsfMnyLbyA2oKmZCwJ7gkpP1
{EFB6:4}fQb2tsu502ZWtHJVNAoT2FQEyFFQHxK3KXZYbWECzL8ncXvIo4gmqO4R9YBz40Y6
{EFB6:5}vlBXLrMBM3CVNSzi7rmPZGyifYrLuZsGoA=
[b64:end] {EFB6:EOF}
{EFB6:EOT}

DE W6DLW K

DE W7ZAP
File : W6DLW_ex162.b2s
{EFB6}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Bruce KB7VX 4 Traffic < NCS

NCS de KB7VX QRU

KG7VVN Bruno ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE KG7VVN

{3508}FLAMP 2.2.05
{3508}20200325024944:KG7VVN_ex162.b2s
{3508}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
{3508}289 5 64
{3508:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAD0XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PwqSG5
{3508:2}nLZfVFpOy94QDe95F9AotVzjh4yfY7CH7aXr3OXBG6YQRTg6u9/kbSRtJFnkm4/x
{3508:3}zbT/ysXgvJm+ejgQFvoZKxkit8HtMMDQzeYBq4KvJakScHFPCKgx8PlysWPulvE6
{3508:4}2RHq2TqnZ8Np+XsuhWoRoB1cLNJo9xrKFFgFllEnXSrQyJzpH2XCYLTUSSHhdiRr
{3508:5}c/MWqqbxrgKk+nxpGsLJ2QA
[b64:end] {3508:EOF}
{3508:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

DE W7ZAP
File : KG7VVN_ex162.b2s
{3508}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is John KS6M < NCS

W7ZAP DE KS6M

{67FB}FLAMP 2.2.05
{67FB}20200325025004:KS6M_ex162.b2s
{67FB}KS6M Oakland CA CM87vt
{67FB}357 6 64
{67FB:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAE4XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
{67FB:2}rQ1SX3Iv3EuvCXXhhTVXeHPq2tdmGDTxc8kRXmHwsYU++OMIHI4+wtpPYrn1mUuv
{67FB:3}SNVoWxblmTKXJg3BlA0TFSrbQ1AEpjBqMMvTXvm03nZkeyEcqkvVNeteYTGuSXi2
{67FB:4}KYCl6C2oLpXwSSYC51zZIqVaGBfA+Xe7vCTpFKf+niSaaVJgLLMcD3tHHZEHRpRA
{67FB:5}vNlR1zvML+NT4UpXo+crmXnNWt/zpBRLWJ+EPWm2LflyT2C/wUyv7lEVNGbb3bs5
{67FB:6}YZA2fzgurIj6igwo1F4OUBlg6WA
[b64:end] {67FB:EOF}
{67FB:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex162.b2s
{67FB}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Nice job to all on the traffic round :-)
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:15:43p 03:15:43z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de W9FE CHK IN&OUT kn

W9FE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
Good to CU Carlos
BK
Anyone else for late ck-in?? < W7ZAP

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE W1EEP IN PINE VALLEY STILL 41 DEGREES HAVE A GREAT NIGHT THX 73’S TO ALL

Stay warm Gene
BK
Next 4 Comments is Dave K7DV < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7DV.ex185]4.0.7
:hdr_fm:20
K7DV 20202503031813
:hdr_ed:20
K7DV 20202503020927

[b64:start] AUxaTUEAAAE3XQAAQAAAHQyDs0dHjlD9o2mU/X/TdDUPsOpmYKgalvtcd+ODa+bS
40IOA00gFrvcqm6JzS3k6Hb6DcM9xqXxlHrhEld4udDEPSgF3lDgGEBV5r4TdYtI
ewMb3T+XGonIPmt4dK2xgknBJI47kh7OhcdrnpNOJOBbC5N/1zNX51nglIhxRS6r
C+6GWOp0ohnT5XY4QpzxSWTUtjVZajBxPtosrGuIAuX5SalwfMm6FQKRmU8a39EG
uyXtwOzS6XOKJ2bG96zTrfp9JeBsG4wcCgzgJqWrpatuXhtX79Tr44s4DL632sTQ
/BHAhkU2+21e3W/qifgwwS28GhRVUGIbZy2r3Bq87uAA
[b64:end][WRAP:chksum 970A][WRAP:end] … end

Thanks Dave… will read ur msg after the net :-)
BK

Over to David N2RSN 4 Comments < W7ZAP

N2RSN < W7ZAP David ur turn 4 comments < W7ZAP

Comments is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

W7ZAP, K7KY and the ORCA net de KI7TPD

NCS s/n 3 to 10 tonight! Looking good tonight!

I use the “TUNE” button for my pre-tune!

Covid-19 restrictions at the university keep getting tighter. We postponed graduation last week and are now looking at having to continue on-line instruction into the

Summer semester or even canceling lab classes. We are also looking at budget cuts due to the virus and potentially fewer students in the Fall…

Classes are still going online only. I have had to learn the how to Video Lecture on the fly! Seems to be OK so far, but I do miss the students…

Our Governor (Utah) predicts that Covid-19 restrictions will continue for at least 8 more weeks (possibly 12)… This all depends on the number of new cases… So

far they keep going up!

Stay Safe and Healthy everyone!!!

73s
KI7TPD

Thanks for the comments Fred. COVID is presenting so many unusual problems and issues. Hope we can all stay healthy!
BK
KG7FGT David ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < KG7FGT STILL LEARNING FLDIGI, SRY FOR MISSING VFY ROUND BUT I DID RX ALL BLOCKS. 73

Good to have u working with us David. This is a learning net… we all make mistakes here.
BK
KG7D Greg ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Well I’m glad I told you what mode I was going to. 2/3 of the way though my transmission I realised I didn’t have TXid on… Opps!! Perhaps I should add TXid:on to my

macro.

I never could make the”alerts” work. I found if I move the main FLD window over to the right of the screen, and open the FLAMP, FLmsg, and Notepad++ to the left side I

can compose my files and still see NCS calling me.

W1EEP Strong signal in Cjico D7V copied message in Comments -5 to -2 dB
N2RSN Traffic round FLAMP = 10cn¾ izlDLW Traffic round FLAMP = 67%
KG7VVN Traffic round FLAMP = 100%
K6SM Traffic round FLAMP = 100%

Thank you for another good net. Stay safe everyone!
de KG7D k

Great comments Greg. I was lucky that I had a thor 50×1 macro so I switched and caught ur traffic. And good tips on how to work net + working the exercise :-) Tnx
BK
Next 4 Comments is Bill K6QOG < NCS W7ZAP > K6QOG Great exercise Mindy and Doug, since I have missed some nights it is good to be back and get refreshed how the programs work. Tonight’s ORCA pic is the

best I have ever rcved..
TNX. STAY SAFE and have a good week. >k6qog

Good to cu on the WF Bill. And tnx for letting me place u with* tonight :-)
BK
W7WSV Steve ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS de W7WSV
W7ZAP S7, 2 dB
Flamp Exercise:
THOR100, S7, -5 dB 86%
THOR50X1, S7, 0 dB 100%
Traffic:
K2RSN S6, -3 dB 100%
KI7TPD S8, -2 dB 100% Flmsg
KG7FGT S5, -9 dB
KG7D S7, -10 dB unassigned-didn’t switch in time
W6DLW S6, 0 dB 100%
KB7VX S6, -7 dB
KG7VVN S8, 5 dB
KS6M S4, -8 dB 43%

Items still regularly missing from the shelves. Lots of nervous people– spurred on by inconsistent info and the media.
Best to all. 73 W7WSV K

Great report Steve… tnx for taking time to do the sig reports.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Dennis W6DLW < NCS

NCS < W6DLW, Doug & Mindy thank you again for another great exercise. Keep safe as we move forward with the COVID19 Pandemic situation. 73’s to all, see everyone

next week.

Thanks for being there Dennis
BK
KB7VX Bruce ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP and ORCA de KB7VX

Wife still sick. Went to Dr again yesterday. Dr. said she needed a chest xray , but said to do that would have to send to hospital but didn’t want to make her do that
as was afraid she would pick up “something bad” at the hospital, so is treating her with albuterol, robitussin, and azithromycin, hoping her chronic cough will

subside.

Son is apparently fully recovered and is back working; is a trucker so is the only one in the household now permitted to leave the property for other than food or

emergencies due to total lockdown in WA effective midnight tonight.

I had a 13 week contract lined up with Santiam Health in Albany OR but they cancelled it on me today due to my exposure to whatever my wife and son have/had.
I was transparent with them. However, I still feel just fine.

Best wishes to all in ORCA.

de KB7VX

Sorry to hear ur wife is still sick. Will keep u both in our thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear ur son is doing better… hang in there and stay healthy Bruce!
BK

Over to Bruno KG7VVN 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP/K7KY < KG7VVN COVID 19 hoarding is still happening but slowing down a bit.
Sig Rprt:
NCS (S9+) +5 db KB 100%
N2RSN (S9+) -1db FLAMP 100%
KI7TPD (S9+) -1,+4 db FLMSG 100%
KG7FGT (S9) -6 db
KG7D ( S9+) + 4 db FLAMP No mode change
WB7EUX ( S9) 0 db
W7WSV (S9+) -9,-1db FLAMP 83%
W6DLW ( S9+) -5, +1db FLAMP 100%
KB7VX (S9+)+2 db
KS6M (S9+) -10,-5 db FLAMP 57%
Hope u r all doing well. 73 < KG7VVN

Great report and hope ur communities supplies come back with no marauders!
BK
K6ETA Steve ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WDN_NCS_announce_ORCA.b2s]4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
K6ETA 20202503033442
:hdr_ed:21
K6ETA 20202503022527

:mg:505 The Western Digital Net would like to encourage any veteran ORCA ops (especially those with NCS experience on digital or voice nets) to consider being a guest

NCS on WDN to bring their participation to the next level.

This is not a huge commitment, just an opprtunity to try your hand at this! It’s also great experience as you never know when these skills may be needed!

Interested ops pse contact K6ETA at k6eta@comcast.net or you can check out the NCS tools at westerndigitalnet.org/ncs

73 de K6ETA
[WRAP:chksum FA21][WRAP:end] … end

Steve that’s a great way to get new NCS Ops up and running. I hope some take u up on it!
BK

Over to Jaye KE6SLS 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA Net de ke6sls

ARS KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka CA running 75 watts to my Delta Vee.

What does ARS mean? The answer is Amateur Radio Station.

w7zap, s9 12db, 100%, p4, FLmsg 100%,
k7ky, s9, FLamp 100% 2nd pass
N2RSN, s5 9db, FLamp 100%, Why does this station use an SSID (-1) for?
KI7TPD, s5 3db, FLmsg 100%, but depressing! :)
KG7FGT, s5 6db, 100%
KG7D, s7 8db, FLamp 100%, Oops TXID :)
WB7EUX, s3 5db, qrt early
W7WSV, s1 -16db, 25%, FLamp 1,2,3,4,5, Just can’t pull him out of noise :(
K7LDW,
W6DLW, s1 -14db, FLamp 0%, 85% comments
KB7VX, s6 10db, Best wishes for your bride om!
KG7VVN, s5 7db, FLamp 100%, good comments!
KS6M, s3 2db, FLamp 100%
kb6hoh, s3 100% vID
W9FE, s2 3db, 100%
W1EEP, s8 7db, 100%
K7DV, s7 6db, FLmsg 100%, what was a 1st for me! Cool! Tnx Dave
K6QOG, s3 6db, 100%
k6eta, s9 12db, FLmsg 100%

Yes, this station uses the PRE-TONE using the Tune button on FLdigi.

We lost a child under 18 years of age here in California today. We have 5 new cases in the county. I’ve driven around town a few times and look at folks using NO

PROTECTION at all, so I fear we have much worse to come yet :(

Have had lots of rain last night/today. Still managed enough sun to charge the radio shack batteries.

I sent an email to our local ham email list looking for face masks. As ORCA was beginning, a wonderful ham had made a special trip and dropped off 5 face masks for

me! Wow. We are an amazing group of people!

Costco has special hours for handicap/elders, so Thursday, I will gather food at 8am.

Today, I experimented with SSTV (Qsstv) and finally got it working. Send tons of test images. The one thing I had failed to do however, was to make a FOLDER to keep

them in! So I had a TON of images in my home directory to clean out afterwards! :)

To the ORCA digital net, TU for the great net! Please stay safe all!

73

Jaye ke6sls

Lots of great signal reports tonight! Thanks Jaye for ur report.
BK
KS6M John ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Greetings to the net.

ALERT ALERT TO WEST COAST NET PARTICIPANTS: NWS Tsunami Info Stmt: M7.8 East Of Kuril Islands.
1949PDT Mar 24:
Event is being reviewed to determine threat to CA,OR,WA,BC,and AK. https://twitter.com/NWS_NTWC

At 8:02 pm PDT, that’s the most recent info from that source. No kidding. A 7.8 is big.

I had reasonably good reception this evening from NCS. That’s surprising, given the space weather data and my reception of the first ORCA evaluation image. The whale

looks more like a tadpole this evening. Also, strong signals at 500 and 2500.

KG7VVN traffic received 100%. Others, no copy.

Just as NCS asked for my traffic, my antivirus program blacked everything out and said “Avast needs to restart your computer!” I had two choices, and, after some

thought, decided I’d prefer to delay. It gave me some choices and I picked Next Week. I should have chosen next year, but whatever.

Thanks in advance to K6ETA; I expect to use that Winlink gateway tomorrow morning for Bay Area Hospitals Net traffic.

Please practice social distancing. We can get through this. < John KS6M

TU for the tsunami alert… will look into that asap.
Quite a report John! TU
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Hat’s Off to David N2RSN for acing his first Active net session. You’ve joined a very small fraternity.

FB Bruce KX7VX, looking good, TU! I hope your wife recovers quickly and you stay solid too…

I didn’t write the FLAMP Exercise question clearly enough, but everyone seemed to get it. The TUNE button is the best way to Pre-Tone. The ‘Pre-Signal Tone’ leaves

no pause to look and listen b4 transmitting. BTN

FB Doug and I like to use the tune button too… very handy.
BK
Any further comments from active stns?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de N2RSN

N2RSN < W7ZAP go ahead David < W7ZAP

N2RSN < W7ZAP David I misssed ur comment there… agn pse. < W7ZAP

N2RSN < W7ZAP Will come back to you David
BK
Anyone else (active stns) have any comments? (use pre-tone) < W7ZAP

NCS < K6ETA According to Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there are no current alerts. BTU < K6ETA

Good to know Steve! Thanks for that report
BK
Anyone else w/comments? < NCS

Now we’ll open comments for the monitorinf=g stns… stns in region 0 & 9 come w/ur comments (use pre-tone) < NCS

Any stns in region 5 with comments for the net? < NCS

W7ZAP de KG5DGI – ONE FAST NET!
TONIGHT TWO 0%; ONE 83%; three 100% – not so bad. 73’s
de KG5DGI k

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Yes very fast net tonight. Good signal Ed :-)
BK
Any stns in region 6 with comments? < NCS

tsunami update:
<https://www.tsunami.gov/events/PAAQ/2020/03/25/q7qai7/1/WEAK53/WEAK53.txt>

de ke6sls

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Thanks for that Jaye!
BK
Any other stns in region 6 w/comments? < W7ZAP

Any stns in region 7 with comments for the net? < W7ZAP

Any stns anywhere with comments before we close?? < W7ZAP

Any last minute ck-ins? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
w7zap de n2rsnd

N2RSN < W7ZAP yes thanks David… ur up! < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-03-25T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de N2RSN R hanksfor the flowere on the signalreports i had the sid number for iwas using two computers insound card mode w headsets for practice thanks for

patients kust not my computer locke upand reboot btu W7ZAP de N2RSN k

Yikes! Never good to have ur computer reboot! I appreciate all signal reports and know how much time it takes to make them. Ur signal is great into Brookings S9 +30!

Great to have you working with us David. Hope to see you on the WF agn soon!
BK
Anyone else b4 we close the net? < W7ZAP t

If anyone is interested, after the net,I can resend my FLAMP file in Thor50x1. I’ll even turn on my TXid……..
de KG7D k

Ha ha That’s great Greg… let me close and it’s all yours!
BK

2059L – 0359Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

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

NCS < K6ETA Update on possible tsunami event. The Pacific Tsunami Warning center has not issued any warnings yet HOWEVER, the Nationa Bouy Data Center shows three

bouys in ‘event mode’ near the Kiril Islands 7.8 earthquake event. Wave forms measure less than a meter swell in deap seas BUT that could actually be a significant

swell, and we will mnonitor the situation closely.

https://www.tsunami.gov/

and

https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

73 de K6ETA

K6ETA < W7ZAP Great update and comments Steve. Will keep an eye on it. We’re just 1 mile from coast up the river. Can’t imagine having to deal w/ tsunami… fingers

crossed its not an issue… thnx!
73 Mindy < W7ZAP

Net Reports

07/JUL/20 Report

07/JUL/20 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 07/Jul/20 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 19 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX __WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID __W7JSN Jason Union,OR QNX K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KS6M John [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


International SATERN Digital Net transmits digital text, images, and FLAMP files via remote HF station. NCS and Net Manager is Ken Standard AD5XJ.

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.065 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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
60M - CH 1

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

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