25/AUG/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 25/Aug/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
__KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
__WA7WWW Matthew Spokane Valley,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
__WB8HRO Tim Okemos,MI QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only

Band condx are improving incrementally lately. Let’s hope it continues. Strong QRM at 1750wf forced us to move down to 1300 for awhile. Unfortunately, it arrived while we were working Rick K0KEX in MO, hammering our connection. We were unable to fill his file. Soon after moving the net to 1300wf, the signal moved up to 2500 and we returned to 1500. These thing happen, but thankfully, not very often.

The net ran like clockwork tonight; one would think we’ve been training together (-: It’s a real pleasure to work the net with each of you. Thanks so much for your participation and ongoing support. We’re like a pick-up basketball game, show up and you’re on the team. While we polish our digital skills, we’re helping newer digital Ops to also learn the tactics and routines of digital networking and traffic-handling by observation and osmosis. Together, we’re helping establish solid digital networking conventions for the Amateur community.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Alex KJ7KIN in Eagle,ID and Matt WA7WWW in Spokane Valley,WA. Alex ck’ed in following a suggestion by Steve K6ETA. Mindy W7ZAP and I were trying to decide if tonight was Matt’s first ORCA ck-in. I thought it was his 2nd ck-in because he’s in my FLDIGI Logger. But now, I think Mindy is correct. She logs all stations on paper; she’s done this for nearly 8yrs now. Matt was not in her binder, so I think I added Matt to my log at WDN last week. I also failed to note the date/net. Anyway, I believe Matt ck’ed in to WDN first and then ORCA tonight, also a first ck-in. Anyway, it was fun for us to sort it our at NCS central and we’re glad to have Matt aboard. I had a brief conversation with him after the net. Matt can type accurately as fast as MFKS-32 prints.

Condx were just sufficient for Tim WB8HRO to ck-in w/VidID from Okemos,MI. Tim is the most distant ck-in tonight. Tim is an interesting guy; check out his station and operation at QRZ.com.

Thanks for your support for an ORCA Nationwide Digital Exercise like the recent SATERN Exercise. I felt more upbeat about this project after the net. It’s been a little depressing to be responsible for a rift in our relationship with SATERN Int’l Digital Net. When leadership stumbles, it can effect everyone on both teams. I’m hopeful we’ll reestablish a comfortable working relationship.

We’ve worked for years w/o a sanctioning agency. It’s enabled us to work with various groups that would have rejected us if we were associated with another agency. Our focus is to work with competent Amateur Operators, whatever their affiliation, when we can contribute to their endeavor. ORCA DIGITAL NET comprises members with numerous agency affiliations; we work together for common cause w/o the hindrance of exclusive agency requirements.

Eastern support for an ORCA/WDN Nationwide Digital Exercise is already available. Gary K7EK, a long-time radio friend, now lives in Kentucky and is interested in our Nationwide Exercise and willing to participate. He has deep digital roots and long experience in Amateur networking. He’ll certainly be an asset. ORCA has a number of Ops that are also SATERN members. I expect they will continue working Nationwide Digital Exercises no matter the sponsor. It’s in everyone’s best interest.

Images from the net:

RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec, NM
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT

Thanks for working with us again tonight. We deeply appreciate your support and participation. Remember our digital-net partner, Western Digital Net. Steve K6ETA/NCS calls WDN every Thursday evening, 3.581+1500, 0230z/1930p, MFSK-32. It’s the new (this year) digital Traffic net West-of-the-Rockies. You can probably work WDN from East of the Rockies too.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

—– Net Log —–

TEST TUNE 2020-08-26 01:33Z < K7KY

DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KD7CL QNX

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT < K7KY

KD7CL < K7KY TU Craig
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

K7KY DE KG7VEJ JACK QNX K

KG7VEJ < K7KY TU Jack
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX < NCS

K6ETA* < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T01:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY < WA7HHE one net msg

WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
Next 4 ck-in? < K7KY
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KJ7KIN Alex Eagle, Idaho

KJ7KIN < K7KY GE Alex
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID

Welcome Alex I’ll ck u in QNX tonite it’s best to monitor a few sessions to catch net flow good to hv u aboard

KJ7KIN < K7KY TU Alex
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY< KJ7KIN

Perfect tnx so much! I was recommended by Steve K6ETA So thanks for the welcome!
BTN de KJ7KIN

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

DE N2RSN K

N2RSN < K7KY GE David
N2RSN David Keno,OR < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

KR7KR < K7KY FB Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
< K7KY

KG5DGI KG5DGI QNX QNX

KG5DGI < K7KY TU Ed
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

ORCA it’s looking like a lite Roster tonite. Summertime and the band may be hindering some stations. < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

W7WSV W7WSV QNX

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
Signal looks good tonite, Steve tnx for the ck-in < K7KY

KS6M

KG7VVN < K7KY FB Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KS6M < K7KY GE John
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

NCS de ke6sls
TU! ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY <W7SOT QNX

W7SOT < K7KY TU Scott
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

WA7WWW Matthew Teears Spokane Valley, WA QNX

WA7WWW < K7KY TU Matthew
WA7WWW Matthew Spokane Valley,WA QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
WA7WWW Matthew Spokane Valley,WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

2020-08-25 19:30:05p 02:30:05z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/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:
Have FLAMP open. 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 will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

CONFIG 4 ORCA:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
k7ky k0kex Rick Smithville, Mo Active

K0KEX < K7KY RR Rick TU
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
Good cpy Rick < K7KY

KR7KR < K7KY Ken pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < K7KY

KR7KR: Relaying for ORCA DIGITAL NET NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here…

Nil de KR7KR

RR tu BK

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < K7KY

WA7WWW < K7KY Matthew pse settle a question @ NCS Central Mindy thinks it ur first ck-in & I think 2nd ur replY? < K7KY

It is my second check-in. I went a week ago or so on Thursday. BK TU

Well, it still lets me down (-: that was WDN right? anyway, Mindy is seldom wrong she logs everything by pencil and paper OK on we go…

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20202608023839
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:632 ORCA DIGITAL NET 25/Aug/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 19
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
WA7WWW Matthew Spokane Valley,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 7D93][WRAP:end] … end

^r
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex184.txt’, an FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP
exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in the
Traffic round with FLAMP.

We’ve run into difficulty developing an Exercise similar to SATERN’s Nationwide Digital
Exercise. We anticipated SATERN Ops working with us as we did with them, but it’s not to
be. SATERN Leadership has declined our invitation. This is an unfortunate turn of events.
The SATERN Exercise was a first for engaging digital-net Ops East and West in a nationwide
event. It seemed to work well and had enthusiastic support on both coasts. W/out SATERN’s
participation, we’ll delay our Exercise while we locate Eastern support stations.

I made a couple errors following SATERN Exercise instructions; I think this impelled them
to cease communications. I regret the errors; I’ve owned them and apologized numerous times.
It’s all I can do at this point. I can’t change the past, but I’m certainly committed to
parsing more carefully today. It’s most unfortunate timing; this was our first opportunity
to work jointly with SATERN Digital Net. Unfortunately, my error leads to a training loss
for all SATERN/ORCA/WDN Ops.

Meantime, we’re looking for an East Coast station sufficiently knowledgeable in NBEMS and
digital traffic-handling to act as our Target Station. I think we have enough ORCA Ops mid-
USA to handle Relays.

Email the Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com for the Net Report. Thank you!

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

Next is the FLAMP Exercise with Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Tonight’s exercise begins in THOR 50×1 (176wpm/900hz). We’ll fill
in MFSK64 (240wpm/1260hz) & MFSK32 (120wpm/630hz).
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead… < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:44Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 9568>{3116}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 D2F8>{3116}20200826005939:ex184.txt
<ID 17 15F9>{3116}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 85B5>{3116}414 6 80
<FILE 30 D2F8>{3116}20200826005939:ex184.txt
<ID 17 15F9>{3116}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 85B5>{3116}414 6 80
<DATA 88 1CF4>{3116:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC Text
<DATA 88 2FEC>{3116:2}Editor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex184.txt’. Copy this direction to that file an
<DATA 88 C5E9>{3116:3}d enter your reply.

Please describe the antenna u usually use for this net. (
<DATA 88 8EA6>{3116:4}yes, we’ve asked this b4

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the
<DATA 88 51EB>{3116:5} new file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to
<DATA 22 DAB1>{3116:6} ‘W7ZAP’. 5
<CNTL 10 2AAA>{3116:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8AA6>{3116:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:45Z THOR 50 x1 @ 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… W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 276A>{3116}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WA7HHE
File : ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 276A>{3116}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N2RSN

DE N2RSN
File : ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 276A>{3116}CONFIRMED
DE N2RSN K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 276A>{3116}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex184.txt
<MISSING 8 F2F4>{3116}4
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

ile : ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 276A>{3116}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 276A>{3116}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
<NCS No copy QRM at 1624 hz pse resend/relay de k0kex

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:49Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 9568>{3116}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 D2F8>{3116}20200826005939:ex184.txt
<ID 17 15F9>{3116}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 85B5>{3116}414 6 80
<FILE 30 D2F8>{3116}20200826005939:ex184.txt
<ID 17 15F9>{3116}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 85B5>{3116}414 6 80
<DATA 88 1CF4>{3116:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC Text
<DATA 88 2FEC>{3116:2}Editor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex184.txt’. Copy this direction to that file an
<DATA 88 C5E9>{3116:3}d enter your reply.

Please describe the antenna u usually use for this net. (
<DATA 88 8EA6>{3116:4}yes, we’ve asked this b4

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the
<DATA 88 51EB>{3116:5} new file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to
<DATA 22 DAB1>{3116:6} ‘W7ZAP’. 5
<CNTL 10 2AAA>{3116:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8AA6>{3116:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:49Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 276A>{3116}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE k!
File : ex184.txt
<MISi < 3 4 5 `
Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:50Z BPSK-250 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 9568>{3116}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 88 C5E9>{3116:3}d enter your reply.

Please describe the antenna u usually use for this net. (
<DATA 88 8EA6>{3116:4}yes, we’ve asked this b4

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the
<DATA 88 51EB>{3116:5} new file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to
<CNTL 10 2AAA>{3116:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8AA6>{3116:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE 3g : ex184.txt
<MISSING 12 DB8B>{3116}2 5 6
DE kvr S gl E-i eali ee e eeoo eaq,
Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:52Z BPSK-250 @ 1500>>

Again Rick w/TXid

Oh 2 5 6OK
< W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 9568>{3116}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 88 2FEC>{3116:2}Editor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex184.txt’. Copy this direction to that file an
<DATA 88 51EB>{3116:5} new file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to
<DATA 22 DAB1>{3116:6} ‘W7ZAP’. 5
<CNTL 10 2AAA>{3116:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8AA6>{3116:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
<NCS I am receiving a lot of QRM now please go ahead Ill standby de K0KEX TU

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Rick and thanks for trying!!
BK
K7KY < W7ZAP most stns confirmed in THOR50x1. BTN < W7ZAP

Thanks Mindy that went well except for the QRM @ 1700 wf if anyone can copy that station, u might pop over & tell them they’rer on top of the net tnx overall the

exercise went well band better than we thought let’s hope it continues to improve bK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:57:02p 02:57:02z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

WB7EUX QNX

WB7EUX < K7KY TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX < NCS

First station 4 Traffic Round tonite is Gene W1EEP < NCS

W7ZAP DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 E9BB>{ED3F}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 43 C6EC>{ED3F}20200826024826:ex184 URCALL W1EEP.txt
<ID 18 2849>{ED3F}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 13 AF3F>{ED3F}56 1 64
<DATA 64 DA7A>{ED3F:1}I USE A DELTA LOOP 235 FEET WORKS GREAT THX FOR THE NET
<CNTL 10 A30B>{ED3F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0307>{ED3F:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : ex184 URCALL W1EEP.txt
<MISSING 15 A2FD>{ED3F}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Safe_Public_Transit.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20202608030002
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20202508232458
<plaintext>
:tt:11 Net Message
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 08/25/20
:tm:6 17:24L
:sb:56 What Does Safe Public Transit Look Like During COVID-19?
:mg:328
Officials in Washington’s Puget Sound area are considering plexiglass barriers, mask-selling vending machines and ultraviolet light to disinfect stations as ways to

ensure safety amid public transit during COVID-19.
Full Story:
https://www.governing.com/community/What-Does-Safe-Public-Transit-Look-Like-During-COVID-19.html
[WRAP:chksum 47CD][WRAP:end] … end

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Tnx Brad BK Over 2 David N2RSN 4 Traffic < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7ZAP DE N2RSN

<PROG 18 353C>{6255}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 8308>{6255}20200826025216:N2RSN-_EX184.b2s
<ID 26 A4E0>{6255}N2RSN Keno Or CN92ad
<SIZE 14 ABAA>{6255}269 5 64
<DATA 72 D12D>{6255:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAC6XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3/dFmgr2dseqaG1a
<DATA 72 8BFD>{6255:2}58RUMucv3JbE5nEaVUIyH1GxaDa9JcQeJHiWiBUCkKUb5fqGQTFDtPjuTpKM24W0
<DATA 72 83B3>{6255:3}X/vT5JTU1cC1vFxCOxZjUMRjKbtbjKjWzOrTXXYgWNKsXuAlXdZGrCDytQ8epLuh
<DATA 72 CF2D>{6255:4}6rSfyy0iY2VIJgOpmRL2MwS1eOsKMnTkVMhiRQQaQiLh79dEflSJg3WWWXmHDBEz
<DATA 21 DDCE>{6255:5}IA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 9C90>{6255:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3C9C>{6255:EOT}

DE N2RSN K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : N2RSN-_EX184.b2s
<MISSING 15 6A94>{6255}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Ken KR7KR < NCS

NCS DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 A803>{1058}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 61F7>{1058}20200826025254:KR7KR_ex184.p2s
<ID 23 C17E>{1058}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
<SIZE 14 1109>{1058}361 6 64
<DESC 11 8FEB>{1058}ex184
<DATA 72 559E>{1058:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEiXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 4E83>{1058:2}g5BdZhEYK5u+eX6JY67tE63lj+FPHALrWwBQqXsyCHd0mHYYfE8I4YVAC+0RgX0n
<DATA 72 63F1>{1058:3}E2KpC5e4PpOLsFqWHdw+FZ/zOY6Muctet473F5J3b6TT71BIuA1Ar9fZPOTB4adE
<DATA 72 CDF1>{1058:4}e7lwEMg5+KaS0xARaqkoM54FXjV7GH2K4ooMUJzn7mPnbqMAko6zp7cjicaTn+ji
<DATA 72 EC21>{1058:5}vldhtJk6LF+mUq/ULxCcjGux47vv/nl6r/1d0rWA3V70D+6pti3XIsX9XDTGAlY/
<DATA 49 2B7D>{1058:6}b4MmTVX1uxDHyffvvWRL3GDj75ZfA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 6836>{1058:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C83A>{1058:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KR7KR_ex184.p2s
<MISSING 15 43AE>{1058}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Bruno KG7VVN, ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 466B>{49D5}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 55CC>{49D5}20200826025146:KG7VVN_ex184.txt
<ID 29 A583>{49D5}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 13 0AB7>{49D5}31 1 64
<DATA 39 32A5>{49D5:1}I am using a G5RV dipole at 39′
<CNTL 10 48A9>{49D5:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E8A5>{49D5:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KG7VVN_ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 9F31>{49D5}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is John KS6M < NCS

20200826025046:KS6M_ex184.txt
<ID 26 9946>{8E59}KS6M Oakland CA CMe E1\BM14 1AFB>{8E59}25 64
<DATA 72 0B8D>{8E59:Please describe the antel9 u usually use for this net. (yes, we
<DATA 72 BBBD>{8E59:2}’ve asked this b4 :-=nttro¬ /y HF antenna is the GAP Titan DX multi
<DATA 72 7DA7>{8E59:3}band vertical. It covers all the bands from 80/75 thro-atx a<DATA 67 E0A2>Tea|59:4}ers, though
with a tuner I can get 6 meters out of it too. T,i¨Cw F29A>{8E59:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5296>{hewX9:EOT}

DE KS6M K

John I got very little the station @ 175 is wrecking our cpy BK All ORCA Stations let’s move down to 1300wf 1300wf tu < NCS

KS6M < K7KY John pse send ur Traffic agn < NCS

<PROG 21 1361>{8E59}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 4B7C>{8E59}20200826025046:KS6M_ex184.txt
<ID 26 9946>{8E59}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 1AFB>{8E59}251 4 64
<DATA 72 0B8D>{8E59:1}Please describe the antenna u usually use for this net. (yes, we
<DATA 72 BBBD>{8E59:2}’ve asked this b4

My HF antenna is the GAP Titan DX multi
<DATA 72 7DA7>{8E59:3}band vertical. It covers all the bands from 80/75 through 10 met
<DATA 67 E0A2>{8E59:4}ers, though with a tuner I can get 6 meters out of it too.
<CNTL 10 F29A>{8E59:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5296>{8E59:EOT}

DE KS6M K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 8310>{8E59}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

ORCA b4 we go on, lets return to 1500 the sweet spot in most modern radios the mosquitos have moved back to 2500

OOK we’re back to 1500 and Jaye is next up 4 Traffic < NCS

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ORCA de ke6sls Check ur bandwidth, wide mode coming up!

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w7zap DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 883B>{EF1E}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 C152>{EF1E}20200826025155:ke6sls_ex184.txt
<ID 31 8CA0>{EF1E}ke6sls Eureka! California
<SIZE 15 A648>{EF1E}325 3 128
<DATA 136 AE6B>{EF1E:1}In your PC Text Editor, create the file, ‘URCALL_ex184.txt’. Copy this direction to that file and enter
your reply.

Please desc
<DATA 136 C114>{EF1E:2}ribe the antenna u usually use for this net. (yes, we’ve asked this b4

I have a Muttanna. Like an Delta Vee, but 4′ sectio
<DATA 77 7B58>{EF1E:3}n cut out of bottom lead. Hope
to improve this very VERY soon!

<CNTL 10 89A9>{EF1E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 29A5>{EF1E:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : ke6sls_ex184.txt
<MISSING 15 630C>{EF1E}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Rick K0KEX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

<NCS W7ZAP
<NCS Good evening Mindy & Doug. For the FLamp I need 2, 5, 6 to fill.
The QRM station at 1624 very strong. NO MODE detectable.
Attempted NOTCH but interfered with ORCA xmissions.
FLamp Exercise answer. 80 m loop but have Double Ext ZEPP back up.
Hope to ID the offending station B4 long
TU es gud to hear everyone
73 to all and thank you
k0kex

FB Rick I think we know the QRM stations they’re usually @ 2500 and often desnese our radios pse stick around after net & we’ll fill the missing blocks BK

K7DV go < NCS

K7DV Dave u cking in? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
k7ky and the net yes I copy all and went up the band and told them to move but kwho knows I do have the retunr traffic when ur done break de k7dv thanks

FB Dave tnx for the help with the QRN guys go with ur Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

NCS At ORCA DE K7DV

The antenna i usually use for this net is an imorovement over what i used to have in that I ran a wire from each end of a diapole and made a loop out of it.
de K7DV

NCS At ORCA DE K7DV

The antenna i usually use for this net is an

FB Dave I’ve added u to the roster, but won’t resend tonite for Comments u follow Rick K0KEX tu BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:20:11p 03:20:11z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

NCS <W6DLW, QNX

W6DLW < K7KY TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

WB8HRO < K7KY TU Tim
WB8HRO Tim Okemos,MI QNX < NCS

any more late ck-ins? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W5CLE, W5CLE. QNX

W5CLE < K7KY TU Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20202608032315
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:777 ORCA DIGITAL NET 25/Aug/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7KIN Alex Eagle,ID QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
WA7WWW Matthew Spokane Valley,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
WB8HRO Tim Okemos,MI QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

*Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum B8E5][WRAP:end] … end

First up 4 Comments tonite is Gene W1EEP < NCS

K7KY DE W1EEP NICE TO HAVE A GOOD BAND TONIGHT ALL LOOKING GOOD GOT A 1/2 INCH RAIN THE OTHER DAY NEED MORE HAVE A GREAT NIGHT 73’S TO ALL

RR Gene we could use some rain too let’s hope this is a sign the band is beginning to move into the next phase and get much better bk
Next 4 Traffic is Steve K6ETA < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS < K6ETA FB and thanks for the Net as usual. I do hold a hope for a continent-wide long-haul NBEMS route, so let’s build one!
BTN < K6ETA

RR Steve we won’t give up on the Nationwide Exercise for certain… Ken’s idea is excellent… it’s a set back not having SATERN wanting to work w/us but we’ll be

able to make this work anyway good to have a new challenge BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA Net < WA7HHE
Strike teams and firefighters from nine states are assisting California fire personnel in fighting historic statewide wildfires. Hang in there California. < WA7HHE

Well said, Brad CA has certainly had more than it’s share of wild fires we wish the very well BK
David N2RSN, ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

DE N2RSN
THANKS FOR DOING THE NET, SRY ABOUT THE SATERN THING WE CAN ALL JUST MOVE FORWARD,, GOOD BAND ALL
AROUND 73 ALL
EMCOM IS THE REASON I DO THIS
N2RSN AR

Tnx David that’s the plan I think we’ll still be working with a number of SATERN Ops even w/o official support
BK Over 2 Ken KR7KR 4 Comments < NCS

NCS < KR7KR

Good band conditions tonight
Good copy on almost everyone
Glad to be back on the Net tonight
Thanks for the Practice

73 to all
de KR7KR

FB Ken gud 2 hv u back BK Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

ORCA/NCS Doug/Mindy n ORCA ops still hoping 4 rain here. Been busy helping replace antennas on repeaters in the area and getting ready 4 a hike up Cascade Cyn in Grand

Teton NP next week. Supposd 2 snow at elevation!

Sig Rprt:

NCS (S9+) -3, +6 db
W1EEP (S9+) 0, +16db FLAMP 100%
K6ETA (S9+) 0, +4db KBD 100%
WA7HHE (S9++) +8 db FLMSG 100%
N2RSN (S9+) -8, -3 db KBD 100% FLAMP 83%
KR7KR (S9+)- 4,+ 3db FLAMP 100%
KS6M No Copy
KE6SLS (S9+)-9, -3 db FLAMP 50%
K0KEX(S) -10 ,-6 db KBD 65%
WA7WWW(S) -11db KBD 10%

Hope all is well w/U.
Stay Safe, Stay Sane! 73 KG7VVN

FB Bruno tnx for an excellent reception report & I would also enjoy a hike in the mountains BK
Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

NCS and the net < Greetings! I hope you are all safe from heat, fire, and smoke as well as from viral illness. Best wishes. 73 < KS6M

FB John always good to hv u aboard BK Over 2 Jaye KE6SLS 4 Comments < NCS

ORCA Digital Net
ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! California. Using 50 watts on the Muttanna.

k7ky, 18db, 100%, P5, FLmsg 100%,
KR7KR, 3db, 100%,
WA7WWW, 2db, 100%,
w7zap, 18db, 100%, FLamp 100%,
W1EEP, 2db, 100%, FLamp 100%,
WA7HHE, 4db, 100%, FLmsg 90%, didn’t have enough time to adjust BW on mode change,
N2RSN 3db 100%, FLamp 100%,
KG7VVN, 3db, 100%, FLamp 100%, Gud rpt Bruno!
KS6M, 2db, 100%, FLamp 100% twice!,
K0KEX, -2db, 100%, 100% on QRM comments, good signal Rick!
k7dv, 2db, 100% kb,
k6eta, 10db, 100%

Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa, Lake County emergency net (3928) busy tonight with fire reports, smoke reports, and power outage reports tonight. California is again ablaze

Had great band last night on 75m. Worked the Western Country Cousins net until midnight. Last two check ins from Alaska! Tuckered me out, but was sure a lot of fun.

Sure enjoy sending out all the QSL cards each NCS session

Helped a new old ham get started on digi tonight on phone. Met him on the Oregon emergency net yesterday. He may be lurking tonight. Welcome Dave! SRI Dave,

already forgotten your call

had a pretty good weather day here, enough sun to charge my solar batteries and enough marine layer to keep the house from turning into an oven! No smoke here and

sure thankful.

Wow, great band tonight. Love being able to copy all stations so well.

Temp no @ 58F, what a difference in temps from a week ago. Now I’m trying to say “WARM”!

73 all, pls keep yourselves and families safe

Jaye ke6sls

Tnx 4 the signal Report Jaye we all like to know how we’re doing Nice to have the band improving too BK
Next 4 Comments is Rick K0KEX < NCS

The band may hv dropped Rick BK Next 4 Comments is Dave K7DV < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7DV-20200825-213819L-346.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
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K7DV 20202608033821
:hdr_ed:20
K7DV 20202608033821
<blankform>
:mg:217 Ok thanks guys the bands are getting better and the fall is coming . so things will improve as we go along so thanks for picking me up late .. My computer

creashed at the first so thats why im late
\
73 de K7dv
[WRAP:chksum 34FF][WRAP:end] … end

RR Dave tu I wish you hadn’t said Fall is coming I’m in mid Summer still BK
K0KEX < K7KY Rick hw cpy? ur up 4 Comments < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:40:15p 03:40:15z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
<NCS W7ZAP
Good evening again, Nice to hear that I was not the only station having a problem with the interference. Nice to see most signals printing.
Busy times here, the tomatoes are producing well. Canning is in the next few days…HOT here today 96 F with out wind.. SRI to hear SATERN not going to

participate…DARN

FYI K6FN Jerry from Riverside is now my neighbor and CW partner…

Gud to hear everyone TU for the net training DE K0KEX

Wow! Rick ur very strong hr now I’m surprised tnx for working the net from MO ur the most distant active station tonite.. BK I called Late Ck-in by error I’ve

not finished the roster next for Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202608034301
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1360 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:

W1EEP 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 11dB
KD7CL 100% KBD (S9+) 4dB
KG7VEJ 100% KBD (S7+) -11dB
K6ETA 100% VidID, KBD (S9 +18) 3 to 6dB
WB7TZD 100% KBD (S9) 6dB
WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLMSG (S9 +15) -2dB to 3dB
KJ7KIN 100% KBD (S9+) 6dB
N2RSN 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +15) -3dB to 9dB
KR7KR 100% VidID, KBD, FLAMP (S9 +20) 2 to 5dB
KG5DGI 100% (S9) 5dB
W7WSV 100% KBD (S8+) -8dB
KG7VVN 100% VidID, FLAMP (S9 +20) 7 to 10dB
KS6M 100% KBD, 0% FLAMP #1 (S8+) -10dB (QRM took out ur FLAMP TX)
100% FLAMP #2 (S9 +15) -3dB @ 1300WF
KE6SLS 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +20) 9dB
W7SOT 100% KBD (S9 +20) 14dB
WA7WWW 100% KBD (S9+) 5dB
K0KEX 100% KBD (S9 +10) 8dB
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S9 +15) 8db
K7DV 100% VidID, KBD, FLMSG (S9 +10) 2 to 6dB
W6LDW 100% KBD (S9+)
WB8HRO 100% VidID – Good to CU on the WF
W5CLE 100% KBD (S9+)

ORCA welcomes Alex KJ7KIN in Eagle,ID and Mathew WA7WWW in Spokane Valley,WA. S7-8 B/G noise tonight w/good copy on all. Nice to see Rick K0KEX in Smithville,MO able

to ck-in & active. Signals improving as net progresses.

We’ve been busy getting firewood in, tending the garden and keeping up with the wave of zucchini, broccoli and tomatoes. Lots of zuchinni bread and fritters being

eaten here Hope everyone is staying safe from fires, smoke and CV19. Great to see all on the WF!

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum A973][WRAP:end] … end

Nice report Mindy, tu are there any followup questions or comments from the Active stations? < NCS

We’ve a lot of Monitoring station tonite we’ll call them for comments by district beginning with dist 0 < NCS

Comments from Dist 5 < NCS

ORCA NET de KG5DGI. Much better Propagation tonight. Got one WRAP @ 100%; 4 messages @ 100%; 1 message @ zero %. Noticably less piddle tonight, for a welcome change.

Even got a bedraggled ORCA image to start the NET with! 73’s

FB Ed tnx for ur Report good to hr not much piddle tonite BK comments from dist 8 < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
last station agn in MFSK32 pse tu < NCS

OK maybe a tech issue BK dist 6 pse < NCS

comments from Monitoring stations in dist 7 pse < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-08-26T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA NET DE WA7WWW

THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS NET. I WILL PARTICIPATE SOON AS I GET MORE CHECKINS. IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO LEARN ABOUT NBEMS AND TRAFFIC HANDLING, ESPECIALLY WITH DIGITAL

MODES. TNX 73

HEARD ALMOST EVERY STATION, WITH ALL 100% FLAMP EXCEPT K7KR TRAFFIC AT 86%
RECEIVED ALL FLMSG. MUCH BETTER PROPOGATION TODAY. i WILL SEE YOU ALL SOON

FB Matthew I’m glad u’l be working with us Welcome to ORCA BK
W7WSV go Steve < NCS

ORCA < W7WSV
Prop is a little better tonight, with occasional drop outs on NCS and some QRM.
NCS S6, -3 dB to S9, +5 dB at close.
Exercise:
THOR50 S8, -2 dB 100%
MFSK64 S9, 2 dB 100%
MFSK32 S9, 3 db 100%
Traffic:
W1EEP S9+, 8 dB 100%
WA7HHE S9+, 3 dB 100%
N2RSN S7, -0 db 0%
KR7KR S9+, 12 db 100%
KG7VVN S9+, 10 dB 100%
KS6M S6, -5 db 100% KBD, 0% FLamp
KE6SLS S8, -3 dB 50% MFSK64
K0KEX S7, 3 dB 100% KBD
K7DV S7, -1 dB 100% KBD
W7ZAP S8, 5 dB 100% KBD wrap
KG5DGI S9, 5 dB 100% KBD
Comment:
As amateur radio operators, we know that we are able to “talk” to people all over the world in an instant, yet a digital link just across our country seems to be a

rather bold and challenging undertaking that will take a little longer. Stick with it.
Stay safe. 73 W7WSV

RR Steve tnx for another great signal report Mindy & I use these reports to learn the paths btwn stations and develop an overall understanding of the member stations

potential we won’t be forgetting the SATERN Exercise it was a great idea and well acepted by the members of all three net… I think we’ll end up working

with most of the same Ops and I really hope to sort out any differences and misunderstanding… it’s important for the major digital nets to be working together

we’ll learn from them and they from us… working together we will be able to better influence Operators toward good digital-net protocols and conventions… i look

forward to harmony and fun in digital networking BK are there any more comments from anyone anywhere? come now < K7KY

NCS sorry I was late. But got the ex184.txt .Your sig was 2- 9 dB. Today was getting another Vancouver station working MFSK32.
73
W5CLE BTU

W5CLE < K7KY GE Charles on problem coming late better than not coming at all.. any comments for the net b4 we close? < NCS

no comnts. just good signals most of the time
W5CLE BTU

FB Charles we appreciate what you guys in Vancouver are doing to involve more Amateurs in digital operations BK last chance to comment or ck-in late < K7KY

After we close, we’ll fill the file for Rick K0KEX in MO BK

2020-08-25 21:01:43p 04:01:43z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

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Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

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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
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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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