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ORCA DIGITAL NET 24May16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 9
Stations:
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA bulletin
KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA flamp
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA flamp
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K6RGI Rob Greenbrae,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Although the band was both noisy and fading in and out, we did pretty well. Unfortunately, the band totally failed Brad WA7HHE in UT. He had marginal copy at check-in and lost us as the net progressed. That’s unusual for Brad. He usually does very well from UT. Howard has done nicely with his antenna. He was copied well by most stations at 4w. Howard’s ready for summer QRP conditions. Me too!

There was a bit of confusion on the net tonight. Mostly mine, I think. The REPORT round for FLAMP has been running well since we sorted out the process, but it easily runs a little off track. Maybe because I’m not always specific enough about what we’re doing. Anyway, you all flowed along perfectly and most of the confusion was probably in my head.

Maybe a quick procedural review is in order. The two main events of every net are the traffic round and comment round. During traffic, you can send formal or informal traffic or keyboard to the net. Traffic can be anything you send in FLMSG or FLAMP. You can also tell us anything of general radio interest by keyboard. The net is interested in your station, changes to your station that effect your signal, personal radio projects, etc. During the comment round we usually concentrate on reception of the member stations during traffic, and our reports have grown more sophisticated and useful lately. This is also a good time to ask questions or make observations.

Some messages in the traffic round will be in FLAMP. Following an FLAMP message, NCS will prompt the next station in order for a FLAMP REPORT. Each station in order is prompted with their callsign only. They send the FLAMP REPORT or ‘no flamp’ or ‘no copy’. When we come back around, the originating station sends the fill blocks needed. Sometimes, NCS will ask another station to relay the fill blocks. We’re practicing the digital traffic process; completing each message to every station is not always necessary. You can usually fill an incomplete message after net.

Ralph WB6SDR sent the first FLAMP message tonight and I relayed the fills. It worked perfectly and we completed the message in one round. Ralph’s message was his reception report and he did a great job with info and format.

Reception reports are one of the more interesting features of the net. Learning how well you’re copied at distant stations is both interesting and useful. Our comment and reception reports have become much more useful as more experienced Operators join the net. I thought I would do better tonight using Mindy’s antenna, but was surprised to have the Eureka stations hear Mindy better while using my antenna. Grrrrr! Still, the jury is out on antenna performance with just one evening for comparing. I have hope. We’re thinking of replacing Mindy’s 135′ doublet with a 270′ OCF to take advantage of the 370′ between the Fir trees. OCF antennas are new to me.

Thanks for taking time out of your evening to work with us tonight. I hope to see you all again next week. Best wishes, Doug K7KY NCS

———— Net Log —————

Early checkins for ORCA DIGITAL NET

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

05/24/2016 19:30 PDT

Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET – Doug K7KY/NCS

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p – 3.5825+1500

Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP – MFSK-32

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

The net connects digital Amateur Operators with common interest

in training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors welcome.

New to ORCA? See the ‘Quick Start Guide’ @ http://orcadigitalnet.com

FLMSG/FLAMP & KEYBOARD stations check-in with your CALLSIGN

or print it on the waterfall. First time?: Include NAME & QTH.

Monitoring stations may check in&out with: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’.

Monitors are not called during net.

After check-in, stand-by while NCS generates the rotation list.

Next:

NCS transmits test image

NCS transmits Rotation list

NCS transmits Announcements

NCS calls each station in order for traffic or keyboard *

Next, a round of copy reports, observations, and comments

(keyboard or BLANKFORM as you like)

Closing Announcement

* LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID.

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

Have FLAMP open. FLAMP traffic is followed with

a round of FLAMP REPORTs and one fill. < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET Check-in:

Send your CALLSIGN only or

print it either side of 1500wf.

Monitoring only?: send your

CALLSIGN IN&OUT. First

check-in? Call/Name/QTH < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY<STX>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20162505023401

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:225 ORCA DIGITAL NET 24May16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 6

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 64F5][WRAP:end]

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Announcements 24/May/16

Read the Net Report/Log @: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

Net Reports are posted to the website, usually by Wednesday.

Tonight I’m using Mindy’s (W7ZAP) antenna. A 135′ doublet @ 110′. If you think it’s better or no better, or even worse than my

antenna, I’d like to know. My usual doublet is 180′ @ 80′.

ORCA members in Eureka and Los Angeles are at ARC meetings tonight.

OOps! Eureka members are here and not at an ARC meeting… my bad any questions or comments before we begin traffic? <

K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY de W7GBB

Bob, Renton, WA

No Traffic

innW7GBB GE Bob… welcome.. I’ll add you to the roster and resend the rotation… stand by a moment… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY < WA7HHE BRAD IN CEDAR CITY, IN AND OUT TONIGHT, SIGNALS REALLY DOWN THIS EVENING BARELY ABLE TO

COPY k 73’S TO THE NET

WA7HHE GE Brad I hope you copy me on this antenna… welcome… stand by for the updated rotation list… < K7KY

<STX>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20162505023920

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:277 ORCA DIGITAL NET 24May16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 8

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum C5E0][WRAP:end]

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ORCA DIGITAL NET – late/visitor check-ins? < K7KY WA6NBG OK Don we begin as usual with your bulletin… over to you… <

K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1507>>

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-22.213]<flmsg>2.0.17

:hdr_fm:22

WA6NBG 20162505024055

:hdr_ed:22

WA6NBG 20162505022717

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:to:30 Eureka Emergency VHF Net& ORCA

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2016-05-23

:t1:5 1550L

:sb:43 Bulletins and Annoucements for May 23, 2016

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:757 Humboldt Amateur Radio Club members got together on Sunday, May 22, 2016 for an off-grid exercise at Redwood National

Park. This HARC-EXpedition continued the practice of “activating” a National Park, participating in the year-long ARRL National Parks

On The Air centennial exercise. A fun time was had by all participants.

Redwood Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting Tuesday, May 24th at 1900L in Rohner Park, Fortuna.

Pre-race meeting for Kenetic Sculpture Race Thursday May 26th at 1900L at Eureka downtown fire station training room.

Kenetic Sculpture Race, May 28,29,30. Contact Peter W6IES for more information.

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

This ends the digital message for May 23rd.

[WRAP:chksum 513C][WRAP:end]

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tr4v u` KB6NN OK Howard, ur up for traffic or kbd… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1505>>

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KB6NN 20162505024333

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KB6NN 20162505023945

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:to:25 ORCA Digital Net Members

:fm:5 KB6NN

:sb:15 HARC-EX report

:s1:13 Howard, KB6NN

:mg:332 Humboldt Amateur Radio Club members got together on Sunday, May 22, 2016 for an off-grid exercise at Redwood National

Park. This HARC-EXpedition continued the practice of “activating” a National Park, participating in the year-long ARRL National Parks

On The Air centennial exercise. A fun time was had by all.

73, Howard, KB6NN

[WRAP:chksum D875][WRAP:end]

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KB6NN Howard.. next time you guys activate a Park I’ll ask in advance what freq’s as I didn’t know where to look for you…

BREAK

KE6SLS Up to you, Jaye… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1505>>

ORCA de ke6sls

TU Doug. I have no traffic at this time, I will continue to monitor new stations that chk in and give my report at that po9int.

Also, TU for your kind remarks. I finally opened the mail I didn’t want to read for the last few weeks. Agan, u are a true gentail

being.

okay, that’s it from me, at 40 watts hoping the other stations hear me with my tiny antenna.

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS Ur signal is solid here in SW/OR Jaye… BREAK WB6SDR Ralph.. over to you… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1480>>

The Oregon Digital Net Reception Report

80M 3.583 MHz date: 5/24/2016

Mode MFSK32

The following stations were copied at WB6SDR in Folsom CA

=========================================================

STATION NAME LEVEL S/N TRAFFIC RX OK

K7KY Doug S9+10 yes

ke6sls Jaye S7 -6

KB6NN Howard S7 4 db Yes copy agn

WA6NBG Don S8 YES

W7ZAP saw id in WF!!

WA7HHE

===========================================================

End of report.

7QST DE WB6SDR

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:A:AThe Oregon Digital Net Reception Report:A80M 3.583 MHz date:: 5/24/2016:AMode MFSK32:A:AThe following statio

<DATA 136 9EC2>{7669:2}ns were copied at WB6SDR in Folsom CA:A==================================================

=======:ASTATION:9NAME:9LEVEL:9S/N:9TRA

<DATA 136 BF02>{7669:3}FFIC RX OK:AK7KY:9Doug:9S9+10:9:9yes:Ake6sls:9Jaye:9S7:9-6:AKB6NN:9Howard:9S7:94 db:9Yes copy

agn:AWA6NBG:9Don:9S8:9:9YES:AW7ZAP

<DATA 136 A41E>{7669:4}:9:9:9:9saw id in WF!!:AWA7HHE:A:A=========================================================

==:AEnd of report.:A:A73’S:A:A-Ralph

<DATA 37 AC64>{7669:5}WB6SDR:A:A:A:A:A:A

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<CNTL 10 33AF>{7669:EOF}

<CNTL 10 93A3>{7669:EOT}

DE WB6SDR K

ALL ORCA OK gang we’ll go around the net quickly for REPORTs I’ll send your callsign only please send your REPORT or no

flmsg tu BREAK W7GBB W7GBB WA7HHE WA7HHE W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

No FLAMP… (at least didn’t get preamble) < W7ZAP

WA6NBG

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

de WA6NBG 60% copy but no FLAMP

KB6NN

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

DE KB6NN

File : Report.txt

<MISSING 12 4D48>{7669}2 4 5

DE KB6NN K

KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

de ke6sls no preamb but I know flamp had copied some, so here’s the report, and howards fills might be all I need too:

DE ke6sls

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 A7D8>{7669}PREAMBLE

DE ke6sls K

WB6SDR Ralph…. I copied it all and I’ll send your message by relay… <NUL>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 69A0>{7669}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 31 65E9>{7669}20160525024640:Report.txt

<ID 29 BB2C>{7669}WB6SDR Folsom, CA Ralph

<SIZE 15 F483>{7669}541 5 128

<DATA 136 A2F9>{7669:1}[b256:start]463

:A:AThe Oregon Digital Net Reception Report:A80M 3.583 MHz date:: 5/24/2016:AMode MFSK32:A:AThe following statio

<DATA 136 9EC2>{7669:2}ns were copied at WB6SDR in Folsom CA:A==================================================

=======:ASTATION:9NAME:9LEVEL:9S/N:9TRA

<DATA 136 BF02>{7669:3}FFIC RX OK:AK7KY:9Doug:9S9+10:9:9yes:Ake6sls:9Jaye:9S7:9-6:AKB6NN:9Howard:9S7:94 db:9Yes copy

agn:AWA6NBG:9Don:9S8:9:9YES:AW7ZAP

<DATA 136 A41E>{7669:4}:9:9:9:9saw id in WF!!:AWA7HHE:A:A=========================================================

==:AEnd of report.:A:A73’S:A:A-Ralph

<DATA 37 AC64>{7669:5}WB6SDR:A:A:A:A:A:A

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<CNTL 10 33AF>{7669:EOF}

<CNTL 10 93A3>{7669:EOT}

DE K7KY K

ALL ORCA Normally, we would not do more than one fill round for REPORTS but I would like to see how well the RELAY went… and

welcome to Rob K6RGI I saw his wfID while we were doing the traffic… OK lets do another REPORT round beginning with WA6NBG

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1480>>

de WA6NBG 100% copy but no FLAMP

KB6NN

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1497>>

=i¯iZl R t

#

DE KB6NN

File : Report.txt

<MISSING 15 7BA1>{7669}CONFIRMED

DE KB6NN K

KE6SLS ¡t

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

de ke6sls i’ll be buggered.. I did not get it here.

DE ke6sls

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 A7D8>{7669}PREAMBLE

DE ke6sls K

#

W7GBB

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1481>>

oa ei tfeRat 5

#

DE W7GBB

File : Report.txt

<MISSING 15 7BA1>{7669}CONFIRMED

DE W7GBB K

WA7HHE Brad may not be copying us too well in UT tonight… BREAK K6RGI Rob have you monitored long enought to

have a REjPORT? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1489>>

DE K6RGI

File : Report.txt

<MISSING 15 7BA1>{7669}CONFIRMED

DE K6RGI K

W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1506>>

DE W7ZAP

File : Report.txt

<MISSING 15 7BA1>{7669}CONFIRMED

DE W7ZAP K

ALL ORCA Well, we did OK with the RELAY feature tonight… BREAK W7GBB Bob ur turn for traffic or kbd < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7GBB-2.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.17

:hdr_fm:21

W7GBB 20162505030421

:hdr_ed:21

W7GBB 20162505023929

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:mg:357 W7KY de W7GBB

Both Doug and Mindy at SAME signal level.

W7KY Conditions are very poor tonight so think you should try the antenna a couple of more weeks. You are -4 dB, becoming 7 dB

now later in Renton tonight. I am starting to print California stations at 2000 L.

You started at 1500 but I see you are now at 1504.

WA7HHE (if he copies) de W7GBB K

[WRAP:chksum D5DE][WRAP:end]

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W7GBB TU Bob… Yeah, the band tonight will not tell me much about the two antennas I don’t think… BREAK WA7HHE

Brad us still cpy me? if so, it’s your turn.. < K7KY Not looking too good for Brad tonight… He was marginal when he checked in

and It looks like the band has let him down… BREAK K6RGI Rob ur turn for traffic or keyboard.. < K7KY K6RGI Rob if you still

cpy me, it’s ur turn for traffic or kbd… < K7KY ORCA DIGITAL NET – late/visitor check-ins? < K7KY nx

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

de k6rgi

I’m working on it Can you give me 2 minutes?

de K6RGI k

K6RGI Rob I’ll be back to you in a couple min… BREAK W7ZAP Mindy over to you… < K7KY

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:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:13 Brookings, OR

:fm:11 W7ZAP Mindy

:p2:24 35w 180ft doublet @ 80ft

:d1:10 2016-05-24

:t1:5 0043Z

:sb:44 Upcoming Digital Contests: May 27 – 29, 2016

:mg:449

NCCC RTTY Sprint: 0145Z-0215Z, May 27

Mode: RTTY

Bands: (see rules)

Rules: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html

Portuguese Navy Day Contest, Digital: 0800Z-2359Z, May 28

Mode: Digital

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

Rules: http://www.nra.pt/portuguese-navy-day-contest—2016.html

SARL Digital Contest: 1300Z-1600Z, May 29

Mode: PSK, RTTY

Bands: 80, 40, 20m

Rules: http://www.sarl.org.za/Web3/Members/DoDocDownload.aspx?X=20151130131559djqp8afPgb.PDF

[WRAP:chksum F65B][WRAP:end]

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TU Mindy… When I first began as NCS I was usually far behind the net flow, especially at check in time.. trying to speed up

a bit and not fall behind, I’ve sometimes moved along too fast… I wanted to say that we always run two rounds one for traffic or

keyboarding and onaothe round for comments and reception reports… I hope I haven’t confused anyone tonigth anyway it’s time

for the comment and reception round and we begin with Don WA6NBG (-{ < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1508>>

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:mg:494

WA6NBG signal reports and comments… Running 25 watts into 180 foot endfed up 25 feet.

Image P4

KB6NN 100% & FLMSG s/n -2 to +7

KE6SLS 100% s/n +1 to +6

WB6SDR 60% s/n -9 to -4

W7GBB 70% FLMSG with errors. s/n -9 to -4

WA7HHE

K6RGI 100% s/n -2 to +4

W7ZAP 100% & FLMSG s/n+6 to +11

K7KY 100% + FLMSG s/n -1 to +14 some QSB

Got a couple things figured out on FLARQ. Need to get FLAMP running better. Good Net tonight. Humboldt meeting is Tuesday the 7th.

73 to all. de WA6NBG.

[WRAP:chksum 6C02][WRAP:end]

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WA6NBG Tnx Don… I seem to want to move your ARC meetings up a week every month… BREAK Before we continue, I’ll

send the updated roster…

<STX>

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K7KY 20162505031703

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:318 ORCA DIGITAL NET 24May16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 9

Stations:

WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA bulletin

KB6NN Howard, Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA flamp

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

K6RGI Rob Greenbrae,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum AC3D][WRAP:end]

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KB6NN OK Howard, ur next.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Not fast enough to put it into FLMSG… so here goes:

KB6NN ORCA Report 05-24-16

Noise level here is S-8, signals about same.

K7KY s/n 5 to 15dB with QSB later in net – test image 95%

WA6NBG s/n 4 to 13dB FLMSG 100%

KB6NN – me

KE6SLS s/n 9 to 13dB on your 40w, was s/n 6dB on QRP

WB6SDR s/n -6dB to 3dB kbd 100% but FLAMP got the fade

W7ZAP s/n 4 to 13dB with QSB later in net, FLMSG 100%

W7GBB s/n -13dB barely a hint of a signal

WA7HHE s/n -10dB marginal copy

K6RGI s/n -?dB

Running 4 watts into a horizontal dipole up ten feet. This concludes my report.

73, Howard, KB6NN < KB6NN

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tRRKB6NN Howard, ur 4w is doing very well. Obviously, you fixed the antenna too… BREAK KE6SLS Jaye… ur next.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

n:RiDtã

#

ORCA de ke6sls

TU Doug. I got image best ever tonight p5. the band is very qsb ..

interesting to hear solid digi noise, then sounds like the sea level and waves breaking on my famorite beach! hihi. Okay, here’s my

report via flamp at

50 watts now.

ORCA net DE ke6sls

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<ID 31 499F>{4ED1}ke6sls Eureka, California

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DE ke6sls K

ALL ORCA We will do a REPORT round here in the comment section, but we will hold fills until after net. WB6SDR

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1479>>

tû ay]pnuV

#

WB6SDR I copy most stations here. I already sent my report and thanks for the relays on my 20W. I need to work using Flamp

on RX but I got all 7 blocks from Eureka. therefore, BTU NCS K7KY de WB6SDR

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tuaf)yN¬WB6SDR TU Ralph… I may have confused things a bit here tonight anyway, all is running quite well anyway.. BREAK

W7GBB

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7KY de W7GBB

Doug now that I have watched, Mindy is 3 or 4 dB STRONGER than you. You seem to have more QSB than Mindy.

It is nice to do a round “FLAMP or KBRD.” That flows very well and it is faster.

The net went well tonight.

Brad, WA7HHE de W7GBB K

WA7HHE Brad ur here? < K7KY

ALL ORCA I think this is getting more confusing. We don’t usuallly do FLAMP in the comment and reception report round and I

shoudl have just moved along with what we wre doing… anyway, we’re back on track for comment… Ralph has actually given his

comments and we’ll move on to W7GBB Bob… take it Bob.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY de W7GBB

I think it is nice to flow a little FLAMP traffic and if there is none a station can send comments in flmsg/wrap. Whatever, I don’t think

it was terrible confusing.

I not that I copy better at 2000 hours than 30 minutes earlier.

K7KY de W7GBB

W7GBB Tnx Bob I agree about the flexibility and I’m working on being a flexible NCS We don’t usually do traffic in the comment

rounds and FLAMP requires the REPORT round as a follow up we certainly can do FLAMP anywhere, but it does take more time

and attention than regular traffic… anyway, we’re doing great and I welcome the little challenges that help me grow OK Over to Rob

K6RGI < K7KY hRt

k7ky de k6rgi

ORCA graphic was perfect

Can’t provide S/N as had other things going on and I suck at multitasking

I’ll send the files I did get copy on (or filenames only if 100%). A few were perfect. Others 5% max.

OK to send my flmsg file now?

btu de k6rgi

de K6RGI k

Sure Rob go ahead with your message… < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K6RGI-99.p2s]<flmsg>2.0.17

:hdr_fm:21

K6RGI 20162505033334

:hdr_ed:21

K6RGI 20162505031347

<plaintext>

:tt:53 Drill report – Mill Valley Wildfire Evacuation 21 May

:to:8 ORCA net

:fm:9 Rob K6RGI

:dt:10 2016-05-24

:tm:5 2006L

:sb:19 Comms drill support

:mg:873 Mill Valley (Marin Co. CA) conducts an annual evacuation drill for different parts of the town. They have a significant wildfire

risk. A fire in ~1929 consumed most of the hills above the down (now heavily populated) as well as what is now the downtown area.

Lots of heavily wooded box canyons with narrow roads and only one road out.

Last Saturday MVFD, MVPD, CERT, Red Cross, and Marin Medical Reserve Corps supported a simulated evacuation of Warner

Canyon to a local school. MMRC is a pilot ACS program and provided UHF simplex traffic to me, acting as RACES/ACS relay to the

county EOC. Traffic was successfully sent by packet to the EOC, and confirmation was relayed (again UHF simplex) to the MMRC

field site where they used an HT and acoustic coupling to and Android phone with AndFlmsg. 100% success on message passing.

MT63-2kL on UHF is amazing!

de K6RGI

[WRAP:chksum DB65][WRAP:end]

… end

K6RGI Tu Rob… Good thing you asked to send the traffic, Id not written it down and forgot already… OK over to Mindy

W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

… start

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

:hdr_fm:17

c 20162505033623

:hdr_ed:17

c 20162505024316

<blankform>

:mg:751 35w 180ft doublet @ 80ft

Noise level: S9

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

WA6NBG 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9 +20 to 25)

KB6NN 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9 +15 to 20)

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9 +30 to 40)

WB6SDR 100% copy KBD, 90% FLAMP (missed preamble) (S9 +15)

W7GBB 100% copy KBD (S9 +10)

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD (S9 +10)

K6RGI 100% copy KBD, wfID, FLMSG (S9 +15 to 20)

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image, FLAMP relay

Even though I had a higher noise level than usual tonight, all stations are booming in, some fading later in the net. Will be fun to see

the difference between our 2 antennas over the next few weeks. Fun net and as always, good to see everyone on the WF tonight :-)

Interesting report about Mill Valley Rob.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

[WRAP:chksum E172][WRAP:end]

… end

ORCA OK Let’s get back to Jaye’s FLAMP traffic now that I’ve confused everyone completely… We’ll do the regular FLAMP

report round and I’ll send your callsign only… WB6SDR

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

I don’t have any more. and I will have to say 73’s and It was a good net this evening. BTU NCS de WB6sdr

WB6SDR FB Ralph… Glad you could make the net tonight sorry for the confusion on FLAMP.. cu next time BREAK W7GBB

ALL ORCA Looks like some stations are not copying us… and they likely wonder what I want anyway… OK lets move along with

FLAMP REPORTS K6RGI Yr

DE K6RGI

File : 24may.txt

<MISSING 15 538A>{4ED1}CONFIRMED

DE K6RGI K

W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE W7ZAP

File : 24may.txt

<MISSING 15 538A>{4ED1}CONFIRMED

DE W7ZAP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : 24may.txt

<MISSING 15 538A>{4ED1}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

WA6NBG

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

de WA6NBG no flamp yet… Jaye and I will work on it after net.

KB6NN

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

<Byc rtnUes

DE KB6NN

File : Report.txt

<MISSING 15 7BA1>{7669}CONFIRMED

DE KB6NN K

KE6SLS Great signal, Jaye.. no one needs a fill… BREAK any more comments or observations for the net? Any late

checkings or visitors? please use the pre-tone now as there may be multiple responders… tu < K7KY #

KB6NN Go ahead, Howard… < K7KY ÙDoSsdthe wrong report here is Jaye’s ELÒ leRo

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>

DE KB6NNFor .txt

<MISSING 15 538A>{4ED1}CONFIRMED

DE KB6NN K

KB6NN Well, Howard, you cought me out on that one, I didn’t notice it was the wrong file… any more comments? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-05-25T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1497>>

BREAK

Anymore chk-ins for Humboldt County Emergency HF Digital net?

no gosh, sri about that. wrong button!

I just wanted to make one more observation. very intereetin band tonight. Mindy was still loudest from Brookings. Doug, u had qsb

tonight. But the most interesting station I think I cp here was Robert, k6rgi down south, he just simply booomed in here. was very

interesting. band is what band is. TU doug.

that’s it from lake nevermind :)

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS Tu Jaye… BREAK K6RGI Rob you probably already said this, but I missed what your power and antenna are tonight…

over to you.. < K7KY ne ityz5 bu¤t fs V¾e e cnusF2 Èsx)ei6nin=êy21Bde K6RGI k

K6RGI Rob I’m sorry, but I doubled with your beginning and then fldigi wouldn’t decode please come agn.. tu < K7KY Ra

#

k7ky de k6rgi

I’m running 35 W into a 132′ OCF dipole with 15m side elements up about 20-30′. Mostly NVIS is the intent, but I seem to have a

15m highway to Japan and the Pacific Rim on PSK 31.

fun stuff

btu de k6rgi

k

K6RGI Tu Rob… I’m thinking of a OCF ant myself and would like to ask you a few thing, but will try email and not hold up the

net.. BREAK any more comments or checkins? < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 05/24/2016 20:54 PDT

Thank’s for working with us tonight.

We appreciate your time and interest.

Hope to see you again next week.

73 < Doug K7KY NCS KE6SLS < K7KY

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