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ORCA DIGITAL NET 24/oct/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX@2000
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV
K7BDB Britt Portland,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Although a couple propagation websites predicted poor condx and we had a lot of BG noise, MFSK-32 didn’t seem to notice. The weekly FLAMP exercise completed the message to every station on the first pass. Possibly an ORCA first. Who knows, MFSK-64 might have done as well. If we do this well too often, we’ll have to select weaker modes so we can also practice REPORT, fill, & RELAY.

Welcome to Britt K7BDB in Portland,OR and welcome back to Darrell W6ADZ in Reno,NV. With 14 ck-ins we ran a little longer than usual tonight. Thanks for being patient and staying focused. Wow! Five Oregon stations ck-ed in tonight. Probably another record. Usually UT in the major ck-in state.  The three Eastern states, NV, UT ,& ID were half the net tonight.

Want a little more digital traffic practice? Check in with Ken AD5XJ’s SATERN International Digital Net on Saturday morning, 1000p, 14.0645 – 1500wf – Olivia 8/500. Ken recommended we send FLAMP message headers twice. A good idea that we’ve implemented for the weekly FLAMP exercise. Header repeat is set on the FLAMP TX tab @ ‘Hdr Rpt’. The header contains housekeeping information FLAMP needs to decode the packets and assemble the message.

Another digital net that provides weekly FLAMP practice is the Idaho International ERC Digital Net, Bliss W7RUG NCS. One of our regular Ops is the alternate NCS, Dave K7DV. You might remember that Dave stepped in as NCS for ORCA in January when I was ill. Hats off to Dave; ORCA is not the easiest net to run on short notice. ERC meets every Wednesday @ 1800p 3.581 +1500 Hz Olivia 8/500. Our weekly FLAMP exercise is derived from an ERC Digital Net exercise.

Here’s how the test image printed in UT & CA.

RX: W1EEP  UT RX: KE6SLS  CA

Thanks for working with us tonight. Let’s do it again next Tuesday evening. CU then. 73 Doug K7KY

——–Net Log ————

K7DV < K6ETA

Nope, 1930 not 1900 but Doug usually takes earlies… you out here Doug?

< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY RR tu Steve I have the following early callsigns I saw on VideoID while working the local VHF nets..

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

d to W1EEP on WF 2200, good condx tonight and have one practice msg in the hopper

KD7CL KD7CL

Craig

0215Z

Riverton, Or

Long wire <25 watts>

be in til 8 pm

KR7KR < K7KY RR Ken tu BREAK KD7CL < K7KY FB Craig out@2000L tu < K7KY

K7KY de KATPAT

my name … PATRICK

my QTH …. RIVERTON OREGON

my LOC …. CN73UD

IN AND OUT BUT MONITORING

KA7PAT < K7KY GE Pat in&out tonight tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QRX@2000

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

de ke6sls ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX@2000

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

So … what kind of excitement can we

generate tonight?

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY GE Doug not as much as last week, I hope… and, we’ll give it another go next week… Maybe u will

still volunteer fro relay? < K7KY

I will

KA7FOO

I will be working from home then.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY shud be no problem… I’ll ask Brad WA7HHE & Steve K6ETA to do the traffic excvhange as they both use VideoID tu BREAK any more early ck-ins? < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX@2000

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

10/24/2017 19:29 PDT

GE & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Open FLAMP before exercise begins.

FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in order

No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500

ENABLE: RxID, AFC

DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID

DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone*

* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or print VideoID on WF

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/0RCAimage.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

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:mg:418 ORCA DIGITAL NET 24/oct/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX@2000

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 24 October 2017

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex43.txt’, an FLMSG

/FLAMP exercise using the BLANK form. Complete the exercise

instructions and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC round using

FLAMP, or send your own practice traffic, or QRU.

Thanks to Brad WA7HHE, Gene W1EEP, & Doug KA7FOO for helping

demonstrate off-freq Traffic handling last week. It didn’t go quite

as I anticipated. They did well with the exercise, but the band was

uncooperative and they were unable to complete the exchange, even

Doug’s relay didn’t overcome band condx.

The instructions to them and the net weren’t clear. Some stations left the

net and followed the traffic pair to 2200wf. I dispatched the Traffic

Ops to 2200 so we could still see them on the WF from 1500 while we

continued with net business. The long silence following their departure

probably further confused the net.

On all Directed nets, members join and leave the net thru NCS. We ck-in,

ck-out & recheck with NCS each time. NCS needs to know who is aboard

who is not. Although this in not critical on our net, we’re practicing

traffic net protocols.

We’ll do this again in next week’s Traffic round. Two stations will go

off-freq to pass traffic. We’ll also dispatch a relay Op to better

insure success. Otherwise, net routine will be normal.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

All ORCA Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP she will run the exercise in MFSK-32 & fill in 16 if needed over

to Mindy… < K7KY

íg esnfdaDwtR tn

#

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 811C>{2FDA}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 FD39>{2FDA}20171024021138:ex43.txt

<ID 25 411F>{2FDA}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 3A29>{2FDA}377 6 64

<FILE 29 FD39>{2FDA}20171024021138:ex43.txt

<ID 25 411F>{2FDA}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 3A29>{2FDA}377 6 64

<DATA 72 8710>{2FDA:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL 4

In an FLMS

<DATA 72 A271>{2FDA:2}G BLANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex43.b2s. Copy the followi

<DATA 72 86EE>{2FDA:3}ng question to the Message: field and add your answer.

What is

<DATA 72 AA94>{2FDA:4}your typical power setting for the ORCA net?

In TRAFFIC round,

<DATA 72 F9DA>{2FDA:5}send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

own practice

<DATA 65 B5FD>{2FDA:6}msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 38CF>{2FDA:EOF}

<CNTL 10 98C3>{2FDA:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try

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

your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button

or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

N7SND

N7SND

DE N7SND

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE N7SND K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

KD7CL

DE KD7CL

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE KD7CL K

KR7KR

DE KR7KR

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE KR7KR K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K7KY < W7ZAP Woo Hoo! First time in a LONG time we got all stations on the 1st try… yay! BTN < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY Maybe too easy (-: we were thinking not to get stuck tonight as the band was perdicted to be poor, but it’s good for digital comms anyway… during this exercise we need a couple moments b4 & after to switch antennas….

BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

my call… W6ADZ

my name … Darrell

my QTH …. Reno, NV

my LOC …. DM09

W6ADZ < K7KY GE Darrell it’s been awhile welcome back u in for traffic and comment round? < K7KY

i HAVE A REPORT IF YOUD LIKE.

RR send ur report pse. < K7KY

DE W6ADZ

File : ex43.txt

<MISSING 15 5723>{2FDA}CONFIRMED

DE W6ADZ K

W6ADZ < K7KY Tu Darrell.. BREAK I’ll resend the roster b4 we go to Traffic and,, also B4 Brad WA7HHE can u b the RX station next week for off-freq demo?? < K7KY

rr de wa7hhe

WA7HHE TU BREAK Steve K6ETA can you b the TX station next week for a short off-freq demo with a very short BLANK msg?? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Sure thing.

< K6ETA

TU Doug KA7FOO will be the relay station and I’ll email all of you this week… tnx for the help any more late ck-ins ?? < K7KY

K7BDB

DE K7DV bqck in to worj with you all break de k7dv

K7DV RR Dave ur back on the active roster tu BREAK

K7BDB < K7KY again pse… < K7KY

K7KY de K7BDB good evening, just cruising the bands and thought id check in, name is britt, in portland OR, no traffic. BTU

K7BDB < K7KY GE Britt… and welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET u can ck-us-out @ http://orcadigitalnet.com tonight, I’ll ck-u in as monitoring in&out tnx any more? < K7KY

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:mg:461 ORCA DIGITAL NET 24/oct/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX@2000

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV

K7BDB Britt Portland,OR

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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OK now to the Traffic round beginning with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 68DE>{A3B6}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 46 271D>{A3B6}20171025024312:ex43 URCALL NCS W1EEP.txt

<ID 18 ABAC>{A3B6}W1EEP DM37DJ

<SIZE 14 FC4C>{A3B6}280 5 64

<DATA 72 B930>{A3B6:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL 4

In an FLMS

<DATA 72 9C51>{A3B6:2}G BLANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex43.b2s. Copy the followi

<DATA 72 98A8>{A3B6:3}ng question to the Message: field and add your answer.

I USE 90

<DATA 72 8BB3>{A3B6:4} WATTS THAT WORKS BEST FOR ME WITH EITHER THE G5RV OR DELTA LOOP

<DATA 32 174E>{A3B6:5} ANT. THX FOR THE NET.

<CNTL 10 9615>{A3B6:EOF}

<CNTL 10 3619>{A3B6:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex43 URCALL NCS W1EEP.txt

<MISSING 15 6C5A>{A3B6}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W1EEP TU Gene 90w great signal hr.. BREAK next up is Steve K6ETA < K7KY

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 9944>{9358}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 1B81>{9358}20171025025450:ex43-K6ETA.b2s

<ID 29 3CB8>{9358}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 68E5>{9358}253 4 80

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<DATA 21 FCBB>{9358:4}Qo=

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<CNTL 10 BD11>{9358:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1D1D>{9358:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

K6ETA RR Steve tu same pwr as Mindy & I BREAK back to UT for Larry N7SND < K7KY

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:d1:10 2017-09-19

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:p3:7 RADO Op

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DE KA7PAT

File : ex43 URCALL NCS W1EEP.txt

<MISSING 8 ECA0>{A3B6}3

DE KA7PAT K

N7SND < K7KY RR Larry…. got most till the end when we had a double… otherwise printing perfectly good info reminds me of the Coast Guard motto ‘Alway Ready’ tnx Next for Traffic is Dave K7DV in ID < K7KY

Maybe Dave is out driving again… Pat KA7PAT i have u cked in&out u want to be active? < K7KY

DE K7DV who were you calling i was off frequency de K7dv

K7DV < K7KY Well, ur among those I was calling… do u hve traffic tonight? < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV yes I do not much when its my turn de K7dv

K7DV Dave it’s ur turn now < K7KY

QST DE K7DV

<PROG 18 D7BE>{11C3}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 38 2B43>{11C3}20171018025023:k7dv_ex42.213.txt

<ID 35 5D44>{11C3}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ

<SIZE 13 1CB0>{11C3}85 2 64

<DESC 45 7A28>{11C3} K7DV answer to last weeks Test message

<FILE 38 2B43>{11C3}20171018025023:k7dv_ex42.213.txt

<ID 35 5D44>{11C3}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ

<SIZE 13 1CB0>{11C3}85 2 64

<DESC 45 7A28>{11C3} K7DV answer to last weeks Test message

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<CNTL 10 18E1>{11C3:EOF}

<CNTL 10 B8ED>{11C3:EOT}

DE K7DV K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : k7dv_ex42.213.txt

<MISSING 15 91C0>{11C3}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K7DV < K7KY Tnx Dave.. BREAK next is Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

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:inc:24 Weekly Training Exercise

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:p1:28 Digital Traffic Training Net

:fm:6 WA7HHE

:p2:7 RADO Op

:d1:8 10/24/17

:t1:6 12:39L

:sb:37 Homeland Security rare public warning

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The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed via email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May.

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WA7HHE < K7KY Not the best news, but not too surprising either… lets b ready! BREAK next for Traffic is Ken KR7KR < K7KY

NCS DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 11FE>{0D17}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 32 09B6>{0D17}20171025025223:KR7KR-2.b2s

<ID 33 417D>{0D17}KR7KR Cedar City, UT dm37lp

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<CNTL 10 B074>{0D17:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : KR7KR-2.b2s

<MISSING 15 EDDE>{0D17}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KR7KR < K7KY 50w & solid signal, Ken.. BREAK next is Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

NCS DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 3688>{5534}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 D925>{5534}20171025030242:ke6sls_ex43.b2s

<ID 31 445D>{5534}ke6sls Eureka, California

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<CNTL 10 FBAE>{5534:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ke6sls_ex43.b2s

<MISSING 15 DA90>{5534}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

FB Jaye & nice work turning the exercise around so quickly we hv lots of quick minds with fast fingers on ORCA BREAK next for Traffic is Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

NCS DE KA7FOO

<PROG 18 5A5F>{A16B}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 377E>{A16B}20171025024301:KA7FOO-ex43.b2s

<ID 28 85D8>{A16B}KA7FOO Reno, NV DM09

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DE K7KY

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DE K7KY K

KA7FOO Tnx Doug nice work… BREAK and just a quick aside… if you don’t get the FLAMP exercise back on the same eveniing don’t worry abt it…. some of these Ops have been doi ng digital stuff like this since the rocks were soft… you’ll get it soon enough.. and the exercise is always optional have fun with it.. BREAK Darrell W6ADZ ur up for Traffic if you hv any… < K7KY

W6ADZ < K7KY Darrell… i’m guessing last TX was u… nothing printed… I’ll be back to u for comments in next round BREAK lets try Britt for Traffic next K7BDB ur next < K7KY

nothing heard… on to Mindy W7ZAP oops! she is QRU tonight BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

OK back to the top for Comments with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP Net was great the band was the best I have seen it in recent time. Sure makes it more fun to play. Brad and I sent the message from last week between us with no problems tonight. thx for all you and Mindy do to help us learn. 73’s

W1EEP < K7KY FB Gene… nice to see the band treating the UT & ID stations better these days… tnx BREAK next for comments is Steve K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Sonoma Fires Recovery Phase Update

Sonoma ACS continues to provide communications for the Recovery and Reentry phase of the Sonoma Fires event. Our North and Central County Units are providing comms for Centers of Distribution to hand out personal protective equipment to volunteers and evacuees reentering the hazardous areas. We are also coordinating shuttles in and out of affected areas.

For more on the Sonoma Fires, see:

https://www.arnewsline.org/

also

Join your local RACES, ARES CERT or ACS unit to drill and be prepared to help like this! If you haven’t trained, you’re probably in the way — never self-deploy!

73 de K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY if u haven’t trained, ur probably in the way… so true tnx Steve I’m sure u’ll have lots to do putting ur household back together after u finish volunteering… BREAK next is Larry N7SND < K7KY

N7SND Had a great time. The band was not good but great.

I was able to copy everybody. Seee u all next week. 73s.

RR Larry tu BREAK next is Dave K7DV in ID… < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV and the net great I copy most stations orety well now that winter is coming Im going to make a more concerted effort to get on and participate more so good tp hear you all break de K7dv

K7DV < K7KY RR Dave ur an important part of the ORCA team and we’re happy to have u around.. lets hope the winter bands will be kinder than this summer… bREAK next is Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

ORCA net de WA7HHE, great to have the band blessing our net tonight with good propagation, here in Southern Utah we visit during the net via VHF rptr and compare s/n readings and blocks received. Tonight the honors go to Ken KR7KR using his new Fan Dipole antenna, doing an exceptional job for him.

Enjoyed K6ETA’s report on the fires, great job Steve!

73’s Brad WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY That’s interesting the VHF link good thing I’m not close enough to hear it.. I’ve no attention left for anything else but NCS and sometimes just barely enough attention… BREAK next is Ken KR7KR on the new fan dipole < K7KY

K7KY de KR7KR

Thanks for the net

Great band conditions tonight

Copied 100% except W6ADZ

73

de KR7KR k

KR7KR FB Ken ur 15over & 5db good signal.. BREAK let’s see if Pat is hr for comments… KA7PAT < K7KY

Next for comments is Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

TU NCS. Great condx tonight!

Here’s my comments:

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ke6sls-17.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.16.01

:hdr_fm:22

ke6sls 20172510033855

:hdr_ed:22

ke6sls 20172510033855

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:mg:905

ARS KE6SLS in Eureka! California

Running 40 watts tonight on a low, short, inverted dipole.

k7ky s9, 12db @ 7:25pm, p5, flmsg 100%

w7zap s9+10, 15db, flamp 100%, congrats! 100% net copy!

W6ADZ, s7 -5db, 100% cp

K7BDB s6 <noise> 90% cp

W1EEP s6 -6db flamp should have been 90% but missed preamble

K6ETA s8 11db, flamp 100%,

N7SND S6 <noise> -13db, 50% flamp,

K7DV nc tonight

WA7HHE s7 -5db, 85% flmsg

KR7KR s7 -14db, flamp 10%

KA7FOO s6 <noise> -15db, 10% flamp w/qsb

as ORCA net starts, I can hear band condx changing, noise rising. Hope we make it to the end tonight.

8:00PM PDT still have great cp on NCS

8:30pm PDT STILL have great cp on NCS, glad band isn’t going crazy tonight!

Why does flamp send the flamp message encoded? I can’t figure out why it doesn’t send pure ascii text :(

Good band and good copy on this end from many ops.

Tnx NCS for the fun and polish!!

de Jaye, ke6sls

[WRAP:chksum 79D4][WRAP:end]

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KE6SLS < K7KY first, Jaye tu for the flowers… as to encrypting by FLAMP or encoding there’s a mention of this in the manual, but I’ve forgotten what it says.. FLAMP makes a decision on it’s own for some logical reason u’ll hv to read it ur self…

BREAK now we go to Reno,NV for Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

Nice band conditions tonight.

Traffic

W1EEP 100%

K6ETA 100%

N7SND 100%

K7DV 100%

WA7HHE 100%

KR7KR 100%

KD7CL 100%

KE6SLS 100%

W6ADZ Station Problems

Been fairly quiet around the shack this week.

Been prepping for winter as well.

Garden is all gone but the Kale.

Thanks Steve for your fire report.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY Tnx, Doug…. our garden still having lots to eat and fresh eggs too… tnx ur report too BREAK W6ADZ < K7KY Darrell u hv any comments for the net? < K7KY

No traffic. copy every station 100%

W6ADZ < K7KY Darrell I printed just a few words & ur TX was in & out agn? < K7KY

W6ADZ < K7KY OK Darrell maybe a few digital gremlins in the shack tonight… ck our website for more details abt the net and we hope to work with u next week… BREAK next is Britt K7BDB < K7KY

OK on to Mindy W7ZAP for comments… < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.3

:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20172510034738

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20171309025728

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:mg:895 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S9 +15) s/n=14dB

K6ETA 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S9 +25!) s/n=12dB

N7SND 100% copy KBD, 95% FLMSG (S8) s/n=10dB

K7DV 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S9) s/n=12dB

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD,FLMSG (S9) s/n=7dB

KR7KR 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S9+) s/n=9dB

KA7PAT 100% copy KBD (S9)

KD7CL 100% copy KBD (S9)

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD,FLAMP, FLMSG (S9 +20) s/n=6dB

KA7FOO 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S9) s/n=11dB

W6ADZ 80% copy KBD, (S9 +18) s/n=15dB (good print, then no TX)

K7BDB 100% copy KBD (S9 +15) s/n=12dB

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

ORCA welcomes K7BDB Britt in Portalnd, OR and welcome back to W6ADZ Darrell. Band held up much better than I expected with strong signals from all. Fun to see power settings for net members and other interesting traffic tonight. Great to see all on WF tonight!

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

[WRAP:chksum 0642][WRAP:end]

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W7ZAP < K7KY Great reception report, Mindy tu BREAK any further comments or questions for the net? < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

the net ran pretty long tonight… tnx for ur patience… the FLAMP exercise was 100% w/o an fills… maybe an ORCA record… I hope we get a good winter 80m band tnx for working with us tonight..

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 10/24/2017 20:52 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to work with you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 Doug K7KY

k7ky de ke6sls

I have a short one for ya.

KE6SLS < K7KY let’s have it… < K7KY

k7ky de ke6sls

Okay, I FINALLY got the NOTIFICATIONS tab to work on the copy of my call sign! I have it play a bit of the 2001 Space Odicy , Hal, I FEEL MUCH BETTER NOW each time my call is recieved! I had to resort to the MANUAL, but it finally works!

Just thought you should know. I some times get busy on the comments

and someone sends me something and I don’t catch it, so now, my computer

tells me to pay attention! :)

okay, have a great night you guys! TU agan, great net.

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY FB Jaye… I saw that notice feature in the recent releases… Dave added it a month or so ago, but I’ve not had time to mess with it… good to hr u hve it working I’ll give it a go soon too tu tnx for working with us Jaye.. this net has become so much fun while learning and attracted so many outstanding Ops and generally good guys that are fun and interesting to practice with so good for Mindy & I to learn & practice NCS… btu < K7KY

oops, my txid turned back on, guess when I turned on the SPOT button.

No problem. It’s fun exploring all this stuff like you. I really enjoy the reports from all the guys too. I was going to ask how things went/are going with the new MOVE IN! but I figured I’d let the

sleeping dog lie! yah, I can spell sometimes! :)

okay, I better shut er down. My laptop is getting pretty warm last few days and I think it’s about time to take it back out, strip it, and blow all the dust bunnies! :)

73 you all. have a GREAT night, with out fires, earthquakes, bombs etc! :)

de ke6sls k

too no Kidding, Jaye.. let’s hope for some ordinary days ahead with good propagation too (-: cu next time 73 for now Doug

K7KY sk

k7ky de w6adz

Sorry about the equipment problems here. The audio was dropping out and I lost the canned message I had ready. I copied everyone 100% . Hope this doesn’t happen again.

73 de W6ADZ

W6ADZ < K7KY FB Darrell don’t worry if it shoud happen agn… stuff happens and we’re here to practice things do go wrong now & then problems are actually good for me as it helps me become more flexible as NCS a trade that I’m learning as we practice digital traffic handling nice to hv u back cu next week if u can make it… 73 Doug K7kY sk

Net Reports

10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET -California Grid Down Event 10/Oct/19Check-ins: 9 Stations: KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR W7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA K7KY Doug Brookings,OR [...]

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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
14.066 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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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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