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ORCA DIGITAL NET, Report 24/Feb/15

Check-ins: 8
Traffic: 4
Keyboard: 4

Stations:
WA6NBG Don T
KE6NVU Paul T
K6FWT Jim kbd
W7ZAP Mindy T
KR5RR JB kbd
KB6NN Howard kbd
NX6D David kbd
K7KY Doug T

Another good net night for ORCA DIGITAL. Although the net was initially small, three stations came in near the end of the digital portion. We began with the Humboldt Bulletin from Don WA6NBG. Paul KE6NVU sent a one-line joke about frogs and toads. Mindy W7ZAP sent a message regarding digital contests coming up this weekend. Jim K6FWT is working on his fldigi configuration and was copied well from his keyboard.

Three stations checked in just before closing. JB KR5RR was napping as the net began, but fldigi was awake and copied net traffic with flmsg. Howard KB6NN also checked in then and keyboarded with the net. And, David NX6D came aboard to say RXID was changing mode and frequency at his station and some Ops were 100hz off freq. I don’t always notice this myself, but the signals do drift around, although not due to transmitter drift. David suggests we develop a standard fldigi configuration for working the net. It may be a good idea if all stations can be configured identically. I’m not sure about this. fldigi is running on numerous PC operating systems and they may not all work the same if configured exactly alike. I hope it would work like that.

Although I hear the off-freq observations occasionally, I don’t think most net Ops are experiencing problems with drift so severe they can’t decode. I transmit with LOCK enabled at 1500. I also use TXID,RXID,& AFC. TXID & RXID keep us all in the same mode and AFC keeps the curser on signal wherever it drifts. We get further and further off freq when stations are not locked on 1500 and then transmit after fldigi has followed the previous station off freq. This continues until someone notices and returns to 1500. If we are all locked at 1500 the drift will be minimal and LOCK & AFC will keep everyone connected and decoding. Reading the net log indicates which stations have enabled TXID.

Using macros for exchange-basics like <MYCALL>, <CALL>, <GOFREQ:1500>, <MODE:MFSK32>, <LOCK:on | off | toggle>, immediately sets fldigi up for the exchange. Then you keyboard your text and close with another macro. The macros can set/change almost every fldigi feature instantly. The macro set I use for ORCA contains tags that set LOCK, FREQ, MODE, TXID, RXID, AFC, so every exchange begins by setting these parameters.

I hope you noticed the header in Mindy’s W7ZAP ICS-213 message. She used the two boxes at top right to post station power and station antenna. I hope we will all include this information with our practice traffic to help everyone evaluate band conditions and path between stations. It will also help us learn just how much power we need for conditions. We’ve plenty of experience with net neighbors who run excess power.

We hung around half an hour after net working with David’s fldigi configuration issues. Howard had some useful input about fldigi configuration regarding AFC threshold settings. I’ll look into the manual for more information about AFC and RXID thresholds. If you want to experiment or work on fldigi issues, we can find a time between nets to work together. Email me: k7ky@orcadigitalnet.com

REMEMBER: March 3rd ORCA DIGITAL NET check-in will be digital @ 1930p on 3.595. I will be taking check-ins a few minutes early. Just print your callsign on the waterfall. I’ll confirm these stations and call for check-in who have not printed. Once we do this a few times, I think it will go smoothly. We can easily QSY to a voice frequency for extended discussion and troubleshooting if necessary.

During March, Paul KE6NVU will be at 3.595 ssb @ 1930p to catch net members who didn’t get the check-in change announcments.

Thanks to each of you who participated this week. We are learning from each other and developing a really useful and stimulating net. I hope to see you all next week. 73 Doug K7KY

……………… Net Log …………………………

de WA6NBG TEST

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1505>> ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY Grayscale image for signal evaluatiSending Pic:192×192;

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>> … start [WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ORCArotation.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.8 :hdr_fm:20 K7KY 20152502034510 :hdr_ed:20 K7KY 20152502015346 <blankform>

:mg:193 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation Order
WA6NBG Don T
KE6NVU Paul T
K6FWT Jim kbd
W7ZAP Mindy T
K7KY Doug

Following this transmission, NCS will call each station in order.
[WRAP:chksum 7185][WRAP:end] … end
Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>
WA6NBG de K7KY Over to you Don K7KY
Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>
… start [WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-98.213]<flmsg>1.1.32
:hdr_fm:22
WA6NBG 20152502034609
:hdr_ed:22
WA6NBG 20152402002901
<ics213>
:to:20 Eureka Emergency Net
:fm:10 Don WA6NBG
:d1:10 2015-02-23
:t1:5 1623L
:sb:26 Bulletins and Annoucements
:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG
:mg:594 Bulletins and Annoucements for February 23rd.

HARC board meeting Thursday, February 26th, 7:00pm.
Humboldt Amateur Radio Club meeting Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:00pm.
Foggy Bottoms Run, Sunday,March 8th, in Ferndale. VHF communicators are needed.

Technician Class Amateur Radio class starts March 9th. This class will be held on Monday nights for 10 weeks. Exam will be April 18th in Eureka.

Please send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to donelsonsteam@gmail.com or via Packet to WA6NBG @ W6ZZK-1 on 145.050 MHz.

This ends the digital message for February 23rd.
[WRAP:chksum 6736][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>
KE6NVU OK Paul…. ur turn I forgot you said no traffic, but listed you with traffic. If you have a joke,send it and otherwise, you can kbd… K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>> … start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ke6nvu-19.213]<flmsg>1.1.33
:hdr_fm:22
ke6nvu 20152502034850
:hdr_ed:22
ke6nvu 20152502034850
<ics213>
:to:4 orca
:fm:6 ke6nvu
:d1:10 2015-02-25
:t1:9 03:31 UTC
:sb:8 joke????
:s1:6 ke6nvu
:mg:69 What happens to a frog’s car when it breaks down?
It gets toad away.

[WRAP:chksum C83F][WRAP:end] … end
Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1505>>
W7ZAP Over to you Mindy… OOPs! Stand by Mindy! I got hasty OVer to JIM K6FWT K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>
K6FWT de K7KY Sorry Jim I missed my own list ur up now… K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1497>> CQ ORCA CQ ORCA CQ ORCA DE K6FWT K6FWT K6FWT Kk7k7 k7kyk7ky de k6fwt

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1594>>
K6FWT de K7KY Jim 100% copy on that line Do you want to do any kbd? IF so, go ahead.. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>
still learning. this is a much faster system than the rtty im used to, but practice will onlky improve my skills. i’ll pass this on to Mindy W7ZAP de JIM K6FWT

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1589>>
K6FWT FB Jim ur doing great.. ITs not quite as easy as a simple net… but you’ll have it going smooth quickly I think… OK Mindy ur up… K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 24068000+1500>>
… start [WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 24feb2015.213]<flmsg>2.0.6
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20152502035451
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20152502020039
<ics213>
:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET
:p1:22 20w 120′ doublet @ 65′
:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP
:p2:13 Brookings, OR
:d1:10 2015-02-24
:t1:5 1720L
:sb:25 Upcoming Digital Contests
:mg:583

North American QSO Party, RTTY: 1800Z, Feb 28 to 0559Z, Mar 1
Mode: RTTY
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Rules: http://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf

NSARA Contest: 1200Z-1600Z, Mar 1 and 1800Z-2200Z, Mar 1
Mode: CW, SSB, Digital
Bands: 80m
Rules: http://nsara.ve1cfy.net/nsaracst.htm

North Carolina QSO Party: 1500Z, Mar 1 to 0059Z, Mar 2
Mode: CW, Phone, Digital
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m
Rules: http://rars.org/ncqsoparty/index.php?id=rules

RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data: 2000Z-2130Z, Mar 2
Mode: RTTY, PSK
Bands: 80m
Rules: http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2015/r80mcc.shtml
[WRAP:chksum 0BAF][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>
ALL ORCA de K7KY Well, it’s a short rotation tonight.. I copied each transmission 100% and those in flmsg opened correctly. I forgot to mention at the beginning on voice that we should consider including our station info in the header of flmsg’s. Mindy did this tonight. I think it will prove useful to all members as we get to know what to expect from different stations in different regions… OK Over to Don WA6NBG.. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1495>>
I’m late, Mindy 100%, keyboard

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>
Reception report from WA6NBG

KE6NVU 100% and FLMSG
K6FWT very weak keyboard 10%
W7ZAP 80% and FLMSG with errors
K7KY 100%
Back to net control de WA6NBG

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>
KE6NVU OVer to you Paul.. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>
i copied all 100% and flmsg as well.. 73’s until next tuesday!!!ke6nvu

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>
KR5RR de K7KY GE JB… We’re just going around after sending traffic. I’ll add you to the end of rotation You will follow Mindy W7ZAP… Over to Jim K6FWT K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>>
K7KY de K6FWT Jim Eureka CN70ws 100% copy on all tonight so far. I’m typing as I’m reading the incoming messages. Maybe this will work for a while. My software package on my netbook expired after 3 years, so I have to spring for the package.

Irritating to not be able to open files I created several months ago. passing on to Mindy W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1593>>
W7ZAP OK MIndy over to you.. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 24068000+1500>>
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

K7KY 100% + FLMSG
WA6NBG 100% + FLMSG
KE6NVU 100% + FLMSG
K6FWT 100% kbd copy (nice job!)

Small group tonite… kind of nice to finish early :-) Remember no voice checkin next week… Digital @ 7:30PM 3.595 73, Mindy W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

KR5RR de K7KY OK JB up to you K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1483>>
K7KY de kr5rr Good evening Doug, Mindy, Don, Paul, Jim, copy everyone OK,sorry, I went to sleep for about 45 minutes and when I came back I had three messages on my screen.

So, I guess flmsg work Doug! that was quite a surprise! Don’t know how to send one, maybe next week I’ll send ya’ll one of the Gkids jokes.

Thanks for letting me in,
73 all de KR5rr
Back to NCS k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>
KR5RR de K7KY JB YOu’re doing very well when you can copy messages while sleeping. I can work with you durig the week to help you configure flmsg if you like. Thanks for coming…

Pretty short rotation this week, it’s nice to get finished early now & then… Again, take a look at the ICS213 that Mindy sent. Here pwr and ant info is in the header. It should be very useful over time to know what each station has going… Any further comments, questions, or does anyone want to send traffic? K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:08Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1505>>
KB6NN

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>
KB6NN de K7KY Welcome Howard… nice to see you do you have a message to send tonight? K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1497>>
I was late, got in just before Mindy. Pwr here 30w, ant low dipole. that’s all
de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>>
KB6NN de K7KY OK HOward… Ur good copy here in Brookings,OR tonight Nice work on the antenna… anyone else with traffic, comments, questions? come now please. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:10Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1505>>
k7ky de k6fwt. kb6nn was a total stealth signal. i never heard or saw him on the waterfall but had 100% copy. love this mode. 73 all and goodnight de Jik K6FWT

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1611>>
ALL ORCA de K7KY UR right Jim stealthy mode for sure… last call for comments.. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1505>>
de NX6D k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1496>>
NX6D de K7KY GE DAvid… Glad you could make it we’re just about to close.. do you have a message to send tonight? K7KY

Reciever to the indiciated freq? If not, how do you react fast enough? Some of tonights transmissions have been off as much as 100Hz.
BTU de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:14Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>
NX6D de K7KY WEll, that’s interesting.. Neither Mindy nor I noticed that David… I have my curser locked to 1500, so I don’t pay much attention to it during the net. I also run AFC so the app tracks any deviation in the signal w/o me noticing… Does this help any? K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1485>>
One of the stations was sending on 1596, not 1500. I have my transmit cursor locked on 1500. I don’t know how or if the receive cursor can be locked to a frequency. Are you seeing my Callsign at the beginning of the transmission? Are you getting my TxID?
BTU de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1496>>
NX6D de K7KY Yes, I receive your TXID with each xmit And your callsign is printing nicely @ 1500 wf. btu K7KY

OK, then when the RxID popup pops up, what do you do? Do you ignore it? When mine pops up it shifts the screen focus, as it did just now. This is why I’ve been saying I’d rather run without RxID on.
BTU de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>
NX6D de K7KY OK David…. I’m beginning to understand what’s happening here. I don’t see any popup from my RXID when you send TXID I think this may be addressed in the config screens. All I see when you send
mode info is a blue line in the receive window so I only really learn what the mode was before you transmitted. Mindy is looking in the config app right now… stand by a moment… K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>
Oh, you have the popup turned off. This is why it doesn’t bother you. If I shift modes, what will happen to your FLdigi? I am going to turn off RxID popup and see what happens. I’ve never run it that way.
BTU K7KY de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>
NX6D de K7KY david… If you change modes, my app will follow, but no popup. Here’s the config tab: Config/ID/ disable alert dialog And, stand by a moment David.. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1508>>
ALL ORCA K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1515>>
Let’s go ahead
ALL ORCA de K7KY Oops! Lets go ahead and close the net for this evening so everyone can get on with their evening and we can continue with David for a few minutes… We had 8 checkins tonight and 6 traffic.

Thanks to everyone who took time to work with us tonight and we hope you’ll be back next week.
REemenber, next week we begin checking in on this frequency 3.595 We will have a station on the old voice freq to catch those who haven’t heard of the change. Also, I send the net report every week by email and also post it to the website. If you don’t get the report, it’s likely because I don’t have your email address. Please send me your email address: kyky@orcadigitalnet.com
7ky@orcadigitalnet.com
Oops! k7ky@orcadigitalnet.com Thanks again for coming… cu next week
73 SK Doug K7KY K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1485>>
I’ve cleared all of the check boxes in the config screen except Disable Aleart Dialog and Retain TX Freq. Is that the way you run it?
BTU K7KY de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>
NX6D de K7KY Stand by a moment longer David and I’ll see how Mindy & I are configured .. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1494>>
de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>>
KB6NN de K7KY Stand by a moment Howard,,, I’ll be free in a couple minutes if you can wait a bit… tu K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>>
NX6D de K7KY David… On the ID/RSID screen, I only have checked: Disable alert dialog, Retain TX freq lock, & Mark previous freq mode all other are unchecked. My app follows mode changes correctly with
these settings.. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:31Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1484>>
OK, I’ve shifted gears to that setup. Now, what happens if I send you a message in a different mode?
Does your FLDIGI shift to the new mode automatically?
BTU K7KY de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:32Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1506>>
NX6D de K7KY Yes it will shift to the mode sent by TXID w/o any bother for me. Let’s check in with Howard and then I’ll send you something to check mode change K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>
KB6NN de K7KY Go ahead Howard… K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>>
Even if tx lock is on, that only controls FLDIGI transmit tones center. Unless your rig is controlled by FLDIGI and has a digital VFO. For those without those two features, their signal can drift as their VFO
warms up. Same for XMIT or RCV, drift of either radio makes waterfall display move, even during a transmission, as seen by the receiving station. Also, in FLDIGI, under PSK, there is an acquisition range the AFC will use to search and center receive.
de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1485>>
KB6NN de K7KY Howard for some weird reason, I didn’t copy any of the last, but Mindy copied it perfectly. And, she read it to me. David, does Howard comment help your questions at all? de K7KY K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1464>>
No, I did not copy his message. It was off freq by some amount and my FLDIGI did not shift to it. By the time I noticed (I stepped away for a moment), it was gone.
BTU K7KY de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>
KB6NN de K7KY OK Thanks David I noticed too that it was just a bit up the waterfall, but Mindy copied it perfectly… Howard did you send the last with the curser locked @ 1500? K7KY

let me take a moment to tune up….
de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1449>>
NX6D de K7KY Yes, of course, you’re right… There are lots of little things like this we need to sort out and when things run along smoothly, we don’t always notice items like this that need attention. When we have a standard fldigi configuration, we can post it to the website. And, some stations may always be configured somewhat differently as they run on numerous PC operating systems. We’ll get a standard that everyone can work from and keep us on the same page… Thanks for you patience some of these issures take longer to work out on digital K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1508>>
one more question, then I’ll quit for tonight. Do you have a different configuration scheme for ORCA than for your other digital mode work? Can FLDIGI support multiple config files? As I have it configured right now, I would not be able to use FLDIGI for other work.
BTU K7KY de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1504>>
NX6D de K7KY WEll, yes and no… I use fldigi for ordinary QSO in digital modes configured just as it is for ORCA DIGITAL NET… The big difference for me is my macro files. I have a macro file used
exclusively for ORCA and another I use for QSO. Each file has a button that calls the other file, so I can change gears in a moment. Each macro file contains 48 buttons, so there’s lots of room for doing
different things. I use almost all the buttons for ORCA NCS, but about half for QSO’s I hope that helps. Other configurations don’t change. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>
I want to run with a 3K passband, and I want to see notifications for the various signals that appear in the band along with the mode. I want to be able to select with signal in the passband to jump to when it
appears. I don’t want the program to jump automatically. There is something about how this program works, and its defaults, that I don’t understand. I can see there is going to be an AH HA moment coming up. As it is configured at this moment, I’m not getting RxID notifications, which means that if my friend suddenly appears running Olivia 8-500, I won’t know what mode he is transmitting in. Yes??
BTU K7KY de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>
NX6D de K7KY David, if your friend has TXID enabled, and your have RXID enabled, your fldigi will shift to your friends mode automatically, even w/o a posted notice. I watch for stations I knnow in the digital modes with the SIGNAL BROWSER. You can configure it to watch for people calling you, or watch for another callsign… K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1472>>
I don’t want it to shift automatically. How do i indicate which of the seven signals I see in the passband the program should listen to? With the nofication, it shifts when I say so. Are you saying that if I select the signal by shifting the receive window to the signal that FLDIGI will automatically change the mode?
BTU K7KY de NX6D kn

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1513>>
NX6D de K7KY fldigi will change modes for the signal under the curser. When it shift where it should not, it is sometimes hearing the signal info from a nearby signal and shifting your receive mode incorrectly. I’ve not been haveing problems with this lately and I wonder if there are threshhold to these watchmen that can be adjusted. I’ve not looked into this that far as I’ve had the good fortune to have it work correctly.. Do you want me to send you a message in a diffrent mode to see how it’s working? K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1477>>
OK, I’m going to have to experiment with this. This program certainly doesn’t work the way I imagined it works. I’ll simply try some of these ideas and see what happens. I need to QRT for tonight — it is getting too frustrating to continue.

Thanks for all of your help and time.
73
NX6D

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>>
NX6D de K7KY OK David… Sorry for the frustration… Digital can certainly be frustrating at time, but so much fun when we get it all sorted out… I’d be happy to work with you during the week if you
like. you have my email… Hope to see you next week… Howard, you still listening… K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1508>>
yes, and I have information/.
de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1505>>
KB6NN de K7KY Go ahead Howard,,, David may still have his rig on.. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:55Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1507>>
Look at settings: modems, psk, afc behaviour
de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:55Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1508>>
KB6NN de K7KY Ok Stand by a moment.. K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:56Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1518>>
KB6NN de K7KY OK Thanks Howard… It looks like what I was wondering about… I hope David is copying us and will have time to explore this tab this week… We’ll look it over and try changing the settings to control AFC behavior… Thanks, & 73 Doug K7KY K7KY

KB6NN de K7KY OK HOward,, tu & hope to see you next week or sooner… 73 K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:59Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>
probably two because of harc mtg thanks and 73, sk.
de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-02-25T04:59Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1508>>
KB6NN de K7KY Ur right I always forget which tues you guys meet. It usually makes a smaller net enjoy the meeting and we’ll see you in two weeks. Or sooner, if you’d like to experiment sometime.. 73 K7KY

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27/JUL/21 Report

27/JUL/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/JUL/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 28 Stations: W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX __WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX __N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX __KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX __KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA [...]

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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
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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