25/FEB/20 Report

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

Check-ins: 26
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KD7CL Craig Riverton in&out
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 PRIORITY QST
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QST
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
__KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA relay: KR7KR
__W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
__KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
__KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
__KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY in&out
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out relay: KR7KR
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

The band tonight was much like it’s been the past few months. Tough for Phone nets, but reasonable for digital nets. Some QSB and some short-skip degradation as the net progressed. Adding the * option at ck-in for veteran stations is working well. With 26 check-ins tonight and only 5 stations in the FLAMP Exercise, the net flowed briskly and wasn’t overlong. Mindy W7ZAP was swamped briefly during ck-in with a pile-up of three stations calling on top of each other. This sometimes happens when Ops cannot copy each other. We start ck-in early to increase ck-in time and ease our workload. It take us 15-20 seconds to answer and then add you to the Roster. Thanks for spacing your call during ck-in.

Overall, the net ran smoothly tonight as usual. We did have some doubling and other small issues. When we address net discrepancies, don’t be offended by observations and comments that don’t apply to you. ORCA usually runs like clockwork, due to the attention and focus you bring every session. Because it’s a training net, it’s important we practice correctly.

Newer Ops may not fully grasp the use and function of Pre-Toning. Sending a brief tuning-tone before your message is the key element; it announces your intention to transmit. Equally important is pausing after the tone to insure the frequency is clear. Toning and transmitting w/o pausing to check the frequency is like honking before zipping blindly through a potentially busy intersection. Pre-tone, then stop, look, and listen. The FLDIGI auto-pre-Tone feature is not appropriate for the net; you can’t pause to check the frequency.

We’re actually learning much more than how to process digital traffic with NBEMS software.  We’re learning to parse instructions fully and implement them correctly.  We’re learning to master rather complex tasks, string them together in routines, and execute them quickly under a little time pressure. We’re learning to combine NBEMS tools with PC applications to manipulate files. We’re learning the PC file system in order to locate and retrieve files stored on the HD. There’s a lot more to digital traffic-handling than mastering the NBEMS suite. Underlying all this are Directed Net protocols. Without order, it’s difficult to engage numerous digital stations efficiently.

You’re not likely to encounter the pace and intensity of the FLAMP Exercise on a digital Traffic net, but you may experience greater pressure when working an actual Emergency Net. Regular ORCA practice will help prepare you to execute traffic-handling routines with confidence when conditions are chaotic and speed and accuracy are essential.

DIRECTED NET Protocol: All traffic goes through NCS.  It’s not OK to call your friend during the FLAMP Exercise. Following Directed Net routines is what enables ORCA to operate efficiently with very minimal input from NCS. If you need to contact NCS, send your callsign between transmissions at 1500 or on the WF. Please don’t disrupt the FLAMP Exercise unless it’s URGENT.

We’re delighted to Welcome Steve WY7SJM in Casper,WY. In seven years, we’ve not worked stations in WY and MT. We’ve wondered if it was due to our antennas or a lack of digital Ops in WY/MT.  Now we know, Steve can hear us. It gives me hope for MT(-: Check out tonight’s contact map.  The band is beginning to favor mid-usa stations again; there’s quite a cluster there tonight. I hope they will develop a digital Traffic net like Western Digital Net. There seems to be sufficient Ops in the area and many would come from ORCA/WDN. I hope we will develop HF digital Traffic nets across the country that routinely work together.

Test images copied during the net:

RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: KF5SMH Aztec, NM
RX #2: KF5SMH Aztec, NM
RX #1: KI7TPD Cedar City, UT
RX #2: KI7TPD Cedar City, UT
RX #1: W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA

Thanks for your participation and support.  Without you, we wouldn’t be a training and practice net. Your practice is the new Ops training. Don’t forget WESTERN DIGITAL NET on Thursday evening, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA/NCS. Steve begins taking early ck-ins a half hour or so before 1930p. We hope to see you there, and back with us next Tuesday evening.  73 Doug K7KY

— Net Log—

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

So far I have the following stns:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
Any corrections for these stns only?? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

WB7EUX IN&OUT

WB7EUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
Good signal Tom
BK
Another stn in there? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS <W6DLW Dennis in & out

W6DLW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
Tnx 4 cking in Dennis
BK
Next?? < NCS

N7RBP EARLY CHECK IN MEDFORD, OREGON TU 73 SK
de N7RBP k

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP < WA7HHE 1 PRIORITY QTC

N7RBP < W7ZAP Bob pse stand by
BK
WA7HHE < W7ZAP you need to go now w uur traffic Brad?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
CAN SEND DURING THE NET TU < WA7HHE

WA7HHE < W7ZAP RR Brad TU
BK

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
BK

WA7HHE < W7ZAP QSL Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC Priority BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

DE W1EEP* K

ncs de n7snd checking in.

W1EEP < W7ZAP TU Gene
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
BK

N7SND < W7ZAP TU Larry
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT < NCS

KI7TPD 1 QTC

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

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7LUX in&out GE Mindy

W7LUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
GE Joe and good signal tonite
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

de KB0EMB Larry Independence, MO IN-Out k

KG7VVN < W7ZAP TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
BK

KB0EMB < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out
BK

Please Stand By < NCS

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out
< NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 QTC Priority
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KR7KR
de KR7KR k

KR7KR < W7ZAP QSL Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KG5DGI KG5DGI IN & OUT IN & OUT hJtMkkj1n±h1di

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

W7We dz & OUT

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
BK
SLS?? < W7ZAP

KE6SLS

Did anyone copy the last stn?? < NCS

relay de KR7KR
KE6SLS*
de KR7KR k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP TU Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA relay: KR7KR
Tnx Ken
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de W9FE CHK IN&OUT kn

W9FE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
Good signal Carlos
BK
Next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

relay de KR7KR
W6ETA in the WF
de KR7KR k

K6ETA < W7ZAP Steve are u */in&out/active? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP < K6ETA IDK if u cpy me but yes K6ETA* < K6ETA / NCS

K6ETA < W7ZAP QSL Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA BK
ok copy about 90% for now
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Tnx Kr7KR for the ViID relay.. didn’t see it
BK
Anyone else 4 early ck-in? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 PRIORITY QTC
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QTC
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA relay: KR7KR
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KG7D IN & OUT

KG7D < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
GE Greg BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

W7ZAP < KF5SMH
CHK IN IN AND OUT
de KF5SMH

KF5SMH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

WA7HHE < W7ZAP
Is ur tfc QTC or QST? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
QST < wa7hhe

RR TU Brad < W7ZAP

W7ZAP de KI7TPD my traffic is QST

KI7TPD < W7ZAP RR TU Fred < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP go Gene

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7zap sorry de w1eep

no worries :-) < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 PRIORITY QST
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QST
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA relay: KR7KR
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

25:Feb:19 19:30:06p

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

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

—–

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

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

KS6M in&out

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

WY7SJM STEVE CASPER,WY

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM STEVE CASPER,WY in&out
Welcome to ORCA Steve, ur our 1st WY stn! Thnx for ch-in
Will list u as ‘In & Out” Monitoring for ur 1st net
BK
Anyone else? < NCS

KR7KR < W7ZAP Ken pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

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

relay de KR7KR
de KR7KR k

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out relay: KR7KR
BK
< NCS

We have PRIORITY QST from WA7HHE over to Brad < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn CDC_on_COVID-19.213]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20202602033841
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20202602031107
<ics213>
:inc:8 COVID-19
:to:4 ORCA
:p1:6 RADO’S
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:p2:4 RADO
:d1:8 02/25/20
:t1:6 19:46L
:sb:31 CDC ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY COVID-19
:mg:1252
What May Happen
More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. It’s also likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, including in the United States. Widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States would translate into large numbers of people needing medical care at the same time. Schools, childcare centers, workplaces, and other places for mass gatherings may experience more absenteeism. Public health and healthcare systems may become overloaded, with elevated rates of hospitalizations and deaths. Other critical infrastructure, such as law enforcement, emergency medical services, and transportation industry may also be affected. Health care providers and hospitals may be overwhelmed. At this time, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and no medications approved to treat it. Nonpharmaceutical interventions would be the most important response strategy.

If having to care for a infected family member consider the following:
N-95 Masks are sold out at Home Depot and Amazon. Some available on ebay. Nitriale latex free gloves still available on Amazon. Eye protection, Tyvex suits, lots of chlorox spray and wipes for surfaces around the home.

[WRAP:chksum 78D8][WRAP:end] … end

Thank you Brad. This is a big problem.
BK

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

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP wmí esF

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202602034106
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20202602021127
<blankform>
:mg:839 ORCA DIGITAL NET 25/Feb/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 PRIORITY QST
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QST
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA relay: KR7KR
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY in&out
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out relay: KR7KR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum C4B8][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 25/Feb/2020

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex158.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/
FLAMP exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that
file to NCS in the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

Normally, we eschew commentary about Politics, Religion, and Aliens, but the
current explosion of Coronavirus cases worldwide is extraordinary. We need
to track this situation closely. You cannot fully grasp the magnitude of this
epidemic by watching mainstream news. The current belief in two week
quarantines is probably half as long as needed. Infected people may be
symptom free for 28 days. Coronavirus survives on objects for 8-9 days.
The only effective tactic currently known is complete isolation.

Some of us cannot isolate ourselves due to work and family responsibilities.
Be vigilant, it may be better to incur some financial loss than risk a
potentially terminal illness. Coronavirus is a greater threat to seniors;
many Amateur Operators are seniors. Let’s do whatever we can to avoid
contamination and share useful information with our friends and colleagues.

Doug and I have been staying home for four weeks now. I go out once a week
to pick-up groceries thru the Fred Meyer shop-by-app program. I don’t have
to interact with anyone directly and it’s working well. This situation may
persist for months. We hope not, but prepare for the possibility. You know
the old saying about an ounce of prevention. Be prepared! All three west
coast States have people in quarantine; CA and WA have confirmed cases.

Thanks to everyone that helped launch the WESTERN DIGITAL NET. It’s off to
an auspicious beginning. Steve K6ETA is looking for regular contributors of
topics pertinent to EMCOMM and Amateur Radio Operators. Fred KI7TPD is
going to bring Space WX Bulletins, always a good indication of upcoming
band condx. If you have an interest in relevant topics, please consider
becoming a regular contributor. If you’re busy on Thursday evenings, try
to check in&out. Steve calls for early ck-ins 30min or so before the net.
Checking in&out puts you on the Roster, and reflects your interest and
support.

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

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

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in DomEX-44 (312wpm,1600hz). We’ll
fill with DomEX-22 (160wpm,524hz), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,630hz).
Ck ur filters, WIDE modes ahead… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:47Z DominoEX 44 @ 1499>>
ORCDIGITAL NET DE K7KY
PROG 18 oE4E>{BC3BhwLAM.2.05FILE 30 ookn>{BC3B}202t02252315ex158.txt
<ID 1iCmOkwBC37n SW/OR
<SIZE 14oCD9F>{BC3B}473 6 80
<DESC 12 2DE1>{BC3B}ex#158
<FILE 30 0963>{Bk±202002231526:ex15 .txt
<ID DEB>{BiB}KY SWy SIZE 14 7D9F>{BC3B}473 6 80
<DESC 12 ?DE1>{BC3B}ex#158
<DATA 88 5E0AoQ{BC3B:1}OPTIONnnL – FLDIGI/FLtGo3FLAMP fil anipulon exerftse nn FLMSG, cte
<DATA 8911>{BC3B:2} a Plain Text form file named, URCALL_ex158.p2s. Make ‘To’= W7ZAP, Make ‘Fm’= UR
<DATA 88 AEDA>{BC3B:3}CALL, Make ‘Sub.’= Macros, set time/date. Copy the following question to ‘Messag
<DATA 88 FF0C>{BC3B:4}e:’ and enter your reply.

In FLDIGI, what is the quickest way to stop macro e
<DATA 88 291A>{BC3B:5}xecution?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with
<DATA 81 3F62>{BC3B:6}FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 5
<CNTL 10 F16D>{BC3B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5161>{BC3B:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:48Z DominoEX 44 @ 1499>>

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 … WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 12 8F98>{BC3B}1 4 5
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
N7SND

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7TPD

ncs < n7snd flamp isnot working

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 12 6198>{BC3B}3 5 6
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 12 BC98>{BC3B}2 4 5
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 10 3E15>{BC3B}2 3
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
OI0IGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 2E4E>{BC3B}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 0963>{BC3Bª20200225231526:ex158.txt
<ID 16 ADEB>{BC3B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 7D9F>{BC3B}473 6 80
<DESC 12 2DE1>{BC3B}ex#158
<FILE 30 0963>{BC3B}20200225231526:ex158.txt
<ID 16 ADEB>{BC3B}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 7D9F>{BC3B}473 6 80
<DESC 12 2DE1>{BC3B}ex#158
<DATA 88 5E0A>{BC3B:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create
<DATA 88 7911>{BC3B:2} a Plain Text form file named, URCALL_ex158.p2s. Make ‘To’= W7ZAP, Make ‘Fm’= UR
<DATA 88 AEDA>{BC3B:3}CALL, Make ‘Sub.’= Macros, set time/date. Copy the following question to ‘Messag
<DATA 88 FF0C>{BC3B:4}e:’ and enter your reply.

In FLDIGI, what is the quickest way to stop macro e
<DATA 88 291A>{BC3B:5}xecution?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with
<DATA 81 3F62>{BC3B:6}FLAMP during the Traffic Round. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 5
<CNTL 10 F16D>{BC3B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5161>{BC3B:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:53Z DominoEX 22 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 15 12E5>{BC3B}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 10 6217>{BC3B}3 5
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 8 B7FE>{BC3B}2
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 15 12E5>{BC3B}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 2E4E>{BC3B}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 88 7911>{BC3B:2} a Plain Text form file named, URCALL_ex158.p2s. Make ‘To’= W7ZAP, Make ‘Fm’= UR
<DATA 88 AEDA>{BC3B:3}CALL, Make ‘Sub.’= Macros, set time/date. Copy the following question to ‘Messag
<DATA 88 291A>{BC3B:5}xecution?

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS with
<CNTL 10 F16D>{BC3B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5161>{BC3B:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7TPD

DE KI7TPD
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 15 12E5>{BC3B}CONFIRMED
DE KI7TPD K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex158.txt
<MISSING 15 12E5>{BC3B}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP < K7KY

w1eep de n7snd checking in and out.

w7zap he is not receiveing amp at this time show him in & OUT PLEASE

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
I don’t know who is transmitting right now no ID Larry N7SND is in&out for some time to come Also, we don’t take check in during the FLAMP exercise we do take ck-in regularly thru the net thats the time to ck in late tu BTN < K7KY

DOMEX44/22 didn’t do so well w/tonite’s band condx.
Nice exercise Doug.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:00:35p 04:00:35z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Fred KI7TPD < W7ZAP

NCS DE KI7TPD

<flmsg>2.0.16.01
:hdr_ed:22
KI7TPD 20202602032658
<blankform>
:mg:597 Space WX (data from SpaceWeather.com)

We are still experiencing a very low solar minimum.
Current Sunspot number: 0 (current spotless stretch 23 days)
2020 Spotless total: 39 days (70%)

Solar Wind Speed: 336.5 km/sec, Density: 4.4 protons/cm^3
X-ray Solar Flares: 6-hr max: A9, 24-hr: A9
Planetary K-index: Kp=0 quiet, 24-max: Kp=1 quiet

Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal: 3.6 nT
Bz: 0.7 nT north

NOAA Forecasts: Less than a 1% chance of Class M or Class X solar flares for the next 48 hours, NOAA predicts 15% chance or Active, 5% minor, 1% severe Geomagnetic storms for the next 24 hours.

DE KI7TPD K

Nice Space WX report Fred. TU
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

K7KY DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 427B>{54B6}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 2963>{54B6}20200226040029:KG7VVN_ex158.p2s
<ID 29 B096>{54B6}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 F419>{54B6}297 5 64
<DATA 72 CB90>{54B6:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADbXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PvaJst
<DATA 72 30A4>{54B6:2}rm+O+0URhreP1y6/87FnLGwFCXLy+sPIcLYqsbvjG9PH0XRF+YmC4lNFE9I+sCH2
<DATA 72 921A>{54B6:3}KGmeoXQdNf/JEt6xUNe+hn/HeDxc/sjzLGsPRJWfvJOmHGujarJB2f1dlyZivfmq
<DATA 72 7552>{54B6:4}WFWXu+kHij2vu0kS9unzLyIaH1zHuHsPGGwK/DbsGDQ7sy2PPg7wvKNyuIeFbCow
<DATA 49 0EAA>{54B6:5}rH92Vg7mSFn0qQ2PWSXxStAGTG3LM4=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 7203>{54B6:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D20F>{54B6:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KG7VVN_ex158.p2s
<MISSING 15 5F25>{54B6}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Ken KR7KR 4 Traffic < NCS

K7KY DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 80AA>{41A6}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 33D7>{41A6}20200226040124:KR7KR_ex158.p2s
<ID 23 792B>{41A6}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
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<DESC 12 D48B>{41A6}Ex 158
<DATA 72 F08D>{41A6:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFWXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunetTa
<DATA 72 4E7B>{41A6:2}rQ4AdEagIon0Bkv6JMXDJfHKH+++u/DJh1V3F5CZhfrSWxZnoE/x9v9DWAUwlfhs
<DATA 72 6413>{41A6:3}6k4kxthZidIMvdaEvR0WObHcRe0pq4u0Mkaha6+uCJa5DPO2n3JAWS6SbgZlbdyh
<DATA 72 1B3E>{41A6:4}FWqhd4MtbW/0O0b8Hr+UXWjalZQg573SfObUyjbaqoGhBaUitwpkTBXe50WDU380
<DATA 72 125A>{41A6:5}VHDhB36pRrtwMCGynYnE194Aj92yoH1Fidltot+mJxOojIKvC2sm92PZCZeyNZG4
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[b64
<DATA 13 3B43>{41A6:7}:end] <CNTL 10 DDFD>{41A6:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7DF1>{41A6:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
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<MISSING 15 9F2D>{41A6}CONFIRMED
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ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:07:17p 04:07:17z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

W7AP W1EEP LOOKS LIKE THE UTAH GROUP IS READY TO PLAY NEED MORE TO WORK THE NET AND GET THERE FEET WET THANKS FOR ALL YOU AND DOUG DO 73’S TO ALL

We’re all getting good practice :-)
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

WA7HHE i’LL PASS TU
RR
BK

Over to Fred KI7TPD 4 Comments < W7ZAP

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD

Good net tonight!

Sadly I will probably will not be able to check in to the WDN this week. I will be north of Salt Lake for a meeting… I will take a portable radio so who knows I might be able to check in if all goes well and I can get it set up in time…

COVID-19 is a scary situation. As a teacher and department chair I have to meet with a number of different groups (students, perspective students, public etc.). I hope we can avoid the COVID-19, Bonnie (KI7WEX, my wife) and I just recovered from a related virus and it was NASTY!

Stay safe and healthy!
73s everyone!
KI7TPD (Fred)

Nice report Fred. We’ll miss u on THURS. Stay safe and stay well :-)
BK
KG7VVN Bruno ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS < KG7VVN had power outage Sunday from 2300-0830 (snow storm) and then again Monday 1030-1630 ( car hit pwr pole). ran gen on Sun nite and solar Mon, switched to back up water sply to preserve power. Loaned deep cycle batt 2 neighbor 4 his CPAP. Nvr knw when emergency will hapn.
Sig rprt:
W7ZAP/K7KY (S9+) + 5db
KE6SLS (S9) -6db
KG5DGI (S9+) +3db
W9FE (S9+) +6db
WA7HHE (S9+) +7db TFC 100%
KR7KR (S9+) +8 db FLAMP 100%

TU 4 all U do 73 < KG7VVN K

Nice report Bruno tnx
BK

Over to Ken KR7KR 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS de KR7KR
Pretty good conditions here tonight
I purchased N95 masks and Nitrile gloves
Got them before the price went crazy
A box of N95 masks on Ebay is listed for $80 – $300
WOW!!
73 stay well
de KR7KR k

I got lucky and bought N95 after the Taal volcano blew. Crazy times.
BK
KE6SLS Jaye ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! Ca using 50 watts on the NEW Delta Vee

W7ZAP, S2 -12db, 100%, No Image QRM, FLmsg 100%,
WA7HHE, s7 10db, 100%, P FLmsg 100%,
k7ky, s2 -12db, 100% kb, 1st FLamp 0, 2nd 14%, 3rd 57%
KI7TPD, s5 2db, 100%, FLmsg 100%
KG7VVN, s5 5db, 100%, FLamp 100%
KR7KR, s5 5db, 100%, FLamp 100%
n7snd, s5 4db, 100%
w1eep, s5 5db, 100% kb

What a pile up at check in tonight!

I completely agree with your Coronavirus concerns. I now use nitrial gloves and really monitor myself around others. This IS scary and I fear we are only on the cusp of what is to come :(

It was difficult copy as you started TFC round and the signal at 2500WF showed up hammering on my front end. This is where a good SSB filter would be nice on my old rig! I am able to use the IFshift to good use.

New antenna here tonight. Converted my Inverted Vee to a Delta Vee. Noise went from s7 to s2. Even though NCS is shooting right over the top of me, anytill have GREAT copy on them. Exciting times here :)

Very nice to hear ALL the DX stations checking in ABOVE the noise floor!

Great sun last few days and more to come. Batteries are fully charged and radio shack 100%

TU NCS!

73 Jaye ke6sls

Great report Jaye. I hv 100% copy on u S9 and -2dB. Thanks for the comments
BK

Over to Steve K6ETA 4 Comments < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ORCA_WDN.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
K6ETA 20202602041631
:hdr_ed:21
K6ETA 20202602032215
<blankform>
:mg:451 Western Digital Net (WDN) Update!

Please check out our new website!

WDN

The only reason WDN exists is because ORCA Ops have done the work to make it happen. Hats off to all ORCA ops!

The Corona Virus will do far less damage than the panic will… so be prepared to hunker down, learn about and practice good hygiene, stay calm and be informed. The rest is just nature doing its thing.

Fortune favors the prepared! =)

BTN
[WRAP:chksum 545D][WRAP:end] … end

Good comments Steve. And great looking website.
BK
Over to Doug K7KY for comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY, our first WY station btn < K7KY

Yes, very exciting to get a new state!
BK
And thanks to Carlos W9FE for the QSL cards… very nice :-)
BK

Any further comments from the ACTIVE stns?? < NCS

Any COMMENTS from Monitoring stns? (pls pre-tone!) < NCS

oug & Mindy, I tried to monitor as much as I could tonight. I was committed as the NCS of our local club net. It runs at the same time you are receiving the reports from your net participants. Thanks for all you do. See you next week.

Who was that stn? < NCS

K7KY de KG5DGI – PRETTY GOOD RX TONIGHT. 3 100% MSGS. 73
de KG5DGI k

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Good to hear
BK
Who sent the 1st comment… didn’t see the call < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NCS <W6DLW

W6DLW < W7ZAP RR TU for the comments
BK
W7WSV < W7ZAP Go w/ ur comments Steve < W7ZAP

NCS de W7WSV
s 6t S7, 2 dB
NCS Flamp:
DOeEXv Unassiag² zal n ±eU nar4 or, 0 dB, printed out, NO Flamp actiontT x1a Qc n k¨*a ted out, NO Flamp a ˆPwrcise:
KI7TPRP¯1te, 100% print
KG7VVdL 7 dB, 83% fl,KR7KR S6, 1 ¤onc h
WA7HH Sta teeD{:;G u¡an eere ”eóieD 2jw(req h Wasn’t Joe W7LUX Ã/okG Pex aeaoz¤p noi o0etg normally whZiuc Ucrinting out wi-h;aW ºnd&ax vjreuPtts4t ÅSqie\n n ðdegÖCh info from any source on&=e·a¢tnens at this point.

W7WSV < W7ZAP Good report Steve. I had good copy at 1st, then u faded a bit. Got 70% TU
BK
Anyone else for comments? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T04:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

No copy here during first part of Brad’s transmission due to no warning about faster mode. No copy during your list of stations. Good signals, but no decode; reason unknown; was in MFSK32 . Otherwise good net: Thanks. W7ZAP de W7LUX

W7LUX < W7ZAP Joe did u have RxID on?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T04:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Yes I always have RxID on de W7LUX

I thought so, I can relay after the net if u like? BTU

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
I got most of the transmission, but would like another station list thanks, de w&lxu

RR
BK
Anyone else w/comments b4 we close? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
< K7KY here’s a suggestion for all of us… Joe missed the TxID likelly because of a glitch in the band it doesn’t take much as the id is short. We set our station to send the Txid twice every time and somethimes we send it 4 times it doesen’t take much time to send TxiD twice during these band condx btn < K7KY

Good point Doug tnx
BK
Anyone else 4 comments? < NCS

2030L – 0430Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

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

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP
rtefactettÀaL8hi rtnen

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202602043113
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20202602021127
<blankform>
:mg:846 ORCA DIGITAL NET 25/Feb/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton in&out
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO in&out VidID
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT 1 PRIORITY QST
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT 1 QST
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KB0EMB Larry Independence,MO in&out
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ in&out
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA relay: KR7KR
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV in&out
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA in&out
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY in&out
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out relay: KR7KR
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 5E3C][WRAP:end] … end

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
Well u just made it Steve. How are you? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP de KB6HOH OK Mindy and GE to you and Doug. Was down sick since Mid Dec until just this month but doing better. Someday when i have the Energy I might take up on being NCS LOL! 73 and GE to you both.
So BTU Mindy W7ZKB6HOH < W7ZAP

Glad to see ur feeling better and back on the air. Steve K6ETA is looking for NCS stns!
Hope to see you at the WDN on Thursdays. Good to catch up w/u Steve. < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-02-26T04:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP < K6ETA KB6HOH had a crash and says thx (im on VHF with him) BTN < K6ETA

Oh! Thanks for the relay K6ETA and GE to KB6HOH Steve
< W7ZAP

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International SATERN Digital Net


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

International SATERN Digital Net

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

FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
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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.
 

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