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ORCA DIGITAL NET 25/apr/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT
AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR i/o
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR i/o
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in/out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
N7AY Calvin Middleton,ID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Although band condx were a bit worse than usual, we passed a lot of digital traffic w/o much difficulty. Howard KB6NN was tough copy for me @ 5w while I copied his neighbor Jaye KE6SLS 100% @ 25w. I usually copy Howard’s QRP signal easily. I barely copied Bob W7GBB during early ck-in and didn’t hear him again.  The UT & ID stations comprised nearly half the net tonight. They make a significant contribution to ORCA. They are NBEMS/EMCOM focused and bring a lot of skill and experience to the net. They’re here to practice and we’re fortunate to have them.

No aspersions on our western contingent. We have a solid group of digital communications Operators. You can’t help noticing how smoothly the weekly FLAMP exercise usually goes. It’s more demanding than traffic training exercises on other digital nets. Yet, these exercises come off smoothly; everyone knows the routine and remain focused on their position in the net. An unanticipated benefit of the weekly exercise is the generation of FLAMP traffic for the Traffic practice round. We now have more short messages sent in FLAMP and more practice with REPORT & RELAY.

Mindy began the FLAMP exercise in MFSK-32 . The first three REPORTS indicated it wasn’t working. Still in MFSK-32, she switched antennas and presto, all 12 active stations CONFIRMED. Nice to have more than one antenna available. Great job by every Op.

RX: W1EEP  UT

Although I thought the TXid issue was resolved, it’s not yet so. Steve K6ETA knows more about how fldigi’s AFC works than I. I hope you stuck around a few minutes after net and copied my conversation with Steve. If not, please read it in the Net Log (below) and weigh in with your knowledge and thoughts about the value of TXid for the net. I won’t paraphrase his comments here. Steve suggests we meet after a net to experiment with TXid.

Steve says AFC is not needed in normal condx and fldigi will follow a wandering signal on it’s own. He shifted off 1500 from 5 to 15hz, up & down, and my station locked on every time with AFC disabled. I need to gather my thoughts and understanding so I can pose an intelligent question to the LinuxHams forum. Dave W1HKW and many of the fldigi programming team moderate this forum. It’s an easy site to embarrass yourself by asking questions before doing your homework.

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise asked how long you’ve been a licensed Amateur.  We posed this question last September too.  I was surprised both times.  Last year, 11 responding Ops totaled 312yrs as Amateur Operators.  Tonight, 4 respondants totaled 137yrs of experience.  Then, the average per Op was 28yrs; today’s respondants average 34yrs.  No wonder digital traffic practice goes so smoothly.

So, learn what you can about TXid and experiment with it when you have time. Thanks for practicing with us tonight. I hope to practice with you again next Tuesday. 73 Doug K7KY

———– Net Log ———-

k7ky de w7gbb VERY VERY POOR POOR PATH de w7gbb

W7GBB < K7KY Mindy says poor band condx tonight… ur printing 100% here in SW/OR cpy me OK here? < K7KY

DE W1EEP

GENE PHILLIPS

Pine Valley Utah K

here and will get better as it gets later’

K7KY de Wa7hhe, signals down slightly but good print into Cedar City tonight

#

txo0eng the width too

\

WWcnV has b een poor for days.

de W7GBB K

W1EEP WA7HHE stand by one u can’t hear Bob W7GBB BREAK Bob sri I missed most Double other stations can’t hear u me just a bit let’s hope the band improves in the next hr cu at net I hope 73 BREAK GE Gene W1EEP hw cpy? W1EEP < K7KY

K&ky de w1eep You ar a -10 to -12 looks like we are having trouble are you on Mindys ant ?

W1EEP < K7KY No I’m using my own antenna tonight I think it’s just band condx lets hope the improve I’ll begin early ck-in after 1900p btu < K7KY

K7KY RR de W1eep ok hope it get better GE to you and Mindy tonight good to see you back at the big desk

W1EEP < K7KY FB Gene & tu great to be back to the big desk and the BIG antenna too (-: BREAK GE BRad WA7HHE hw cpy

35w? < K7KY

k7ky de wa7hhe Doug, s/n -1 tp -4 down a bit but good print, also on 35 watts

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad I was talking to Mindy and didn’t read ur signal, but it’s printing solid here and certainlyl good enough for a net cu on the net < K7KY

k7ky de wa7hhe rr Doug looking forward to the net

W&LUX W7LUX de WA7HHE are you aroung tonight Joe?

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK, Christine, Tiller, Oregon k

KR7KR RR Ken tu BREAK AF7OK GE Christine rr tu < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV checking in

DE K6QOG Bill in Cedar City, UT checking in early

K7DV GE DAve tu BREAK K6QOG GE Bill RR tu < K7KY

K7KY DE W1eep info only I send the last training msg from last week to K6qog Bill KR7KR Ken and to WA7HHE Brad

W1EEP Tu Gene I hv u ck-in < K7KY

I’ll send the early ck-in list the first 4 stations I copied before calling ck-in If they’re not hr, I’ll remove them < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK In and out for me tonight. Have a great net! de AF7OK k

< K7KY

RR tu < K7KY

RR tu < K7KY

K7KY K7KY

de KD7CL KD7CL

Craig

0210Z

Riverton, Or

Long wire <90 watts>

No traffic No traffic

in and out but monitoring and learning

<73>

rr tu WB6SDR < K7KY RR Ralph tu BREAK KD7CL Craig rr tu BREAK AF7OK in/out tu < K7KY

K7KY DE WA7HHE, Last weeks assignment ready for the net tonight.

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV idaho falls

K7KY de ke6sls checking in

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

< K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV idaho falls de K

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR i/o

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KD7CL Craig

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA ??

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

Please ck the ck-in list I may hv missed a staton tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET begins in abt 10min any more early ck-ins? < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR i/o

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR i/o

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA ??

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

W1EEP < K7KY Bob u cpy well enough for the net? < K7KY

OOPS! Sri Gene BREAK W7GBB Bob hw cpy can u make the net? < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR i/o

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR i/o

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA ??

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

AG7RV Dick (in&out) Reno, NV

How copy

AG7RV < K7KY GE Dick tu for the ck-in ur in/out tonight < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR i/o

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR i/o

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

AG7R atrR rSt!ueNN

Double KB7NN agn pse < K7KY

Correction AG7RV is I/o

AG7RV Sri Dick ur in/out tu < K7KY

KB6NN Howard ur here? < K7KY

04/25/2017 19:31 PDT

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY NCS, SW/OR, 35w, 135′ Doublet @ 110′

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) B/W Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) No Problem. 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 curser @ 1500, ENABLE: TXid & RxID

DISABLE: Mode-ID, end-of-TX-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone.

Use pre-tone only when doubles are likely, otherwise no pre-tone.

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.

Configure FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP. AR

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KYKB6NN KB6NN Howard that u on the wf? < K7KY

KB6NN

DE KB6NN

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.2

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20172604023654

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:427 ORCA DIGITAL NET 25/apr/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR i/o

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR i/o

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in/out

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 2049][WRAP:end]

… end

^r

ORCA ANNOUNCMENTS

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex21.txt’, an optional

file-manipulation/FLAMP exercise. Return your file in FLAMP to NCS

during TRAFFIC round, or send your own practice message, or QRU.

In this multitasking exercise we practice responding to traffic while

maintaining focus on net operations.

We’re not yet on-board with dropping TXid. Last net, our first w/o

TXid active, I twice missed the beginning of a msg because AFC did

not track the signal. TXid also includes frequency. Howard KB6NN

also reports chasing signals manually and missing initial data.

I doubt we were the only stations chasing signals that evening.

Depending on content, this causes resending and consumes more time.

Other than the small time penalty, our TXid/RXid settings work well.

We keep TX @ 1500 with LOCK and TXid keeps RX on frequency.

Unless I’m still missing something here, I think TXid has more

benefit than detriment for the net.

Dave W1HKJ has fixed the bug in the macro tag, ‘SAVE’. This tag

saves the current macro file with one click. Very handy when u

edit/write macros on-the-fly and don’t have time to navigate to the

top bar and click thru four menus. Dave is great to work with.

Steve, WA7PTM, RPi Workshop Coordinator@ SEA-PAC June 2017, is

still looking for an FLDIGI presenter to work with Randy K7AGE in a

FLDIGI & Raspberry Pi workshop. U don’t need to be familiar with

RBpi. He needs someone familiar with FLDIGI to demonstrate the connect

between stations using large plasma monitors.

Contact Steve: seapac-2017@aberle.net

Weekly Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

The TXid issue turned out to be more complicated than first thought. If you have ideas or tech comments I’d still like to hear them.. Now we turn the net over to Mindy W7ZAP for the weekly FLAMP exercise… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 33EB>{72AF}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 00CA>{72AF}20170424210607:ex21.txt

<ID 26 B9DD>{72AF}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 B598>{72AF}495 8 64

<DATA 72 8B99>{72AF:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, create a PLAINT

<DATA 72 82A1>{72AF:2}EXT file named, ‘URCALL_ex21.p2s’. Leave ‘Title’

blank. Make the

<DATA 72 1F32>{72AF:3} ‘Sub.’= ‘ORCA exercise #21’& ‘To’ = ‘NCS’. Copy the following q

<DATA 72 6F20>{72AF:4}uestion to the new file, and enter your answer. I know, we asked

<DATA 72 AC1D>{72AF:5} this a year ago; it’s always interesting & surprising.

How man

<DATA 72 A909>{72AF:6}y years have u been a licensed Amateur Radio Operator?

In FLAMP

<DATA 72 A6A0>{72AF:7}, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.(today, or any net)

On th

<DATA 55 CBDB>{72AF:8}e FLAMP TX tab, change, ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 08A2>{72AF:EOF}

<CNTL 10 A8AE>{72AF: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 : Unassigned

<MISSING 20 890F>{72AF}1 2 4 5 6 7 8

DE W1EEP K

K6QOG

DE k6qog

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 18 F280>{72AF}2 3 4 5 6 8

DE k6qog K

WA7HHE

de wa7hhe no copy Mindy’s s/n -13

KR7KR

DE KR7KR

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 C6AB>{72AF}PREAMBLE

DE KR7KR K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

I’m going to switch antennas and re-TX maybe change modes too

pls standby < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 33EB>{72AF}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 00CA>{72AF}20170424210607:ex21.txt

<ID 26 B9DD>{72AF}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 B598>{72AF}495 8 64

<DATA 72 8B99>{72AF:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, create a PLAINT

<DATA 72 82A1>{72AF:2}EXT file named, ‘URCALL_ex21.p2s’. Leave ‘Title’

blank. Make the

<DATA 72 1F32>{72AF:3} ‘Sub.’= ‘ORCA exercise #21’& ‘To’ = ‘NCS’. Copy the following q

<DATA 72 6F20>{72AF:4}uestion to the new file, and enter your answer. I know, we asked

<DATA 72 AC1D>{72AF:5} this a year ago; it’s always interesting & surprising.

How man

<DATA 72 A909>{72AF:6}y years have u been a licensed Amateur Radio Operator?

In FLAMP

<DATA 72 A6A0>{72AF:7}, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.(today, or any net)

On th

<DATA 55 CBDB>{72AF:8}e FLAMP TX tab, change, ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 08A2>{72AF:EOF}

<CNTL 10 A8AE>{72AF:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex21.txt

<MISSING 15 9E81>{72AF}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

K6QOG

DE k6qog

File : ex21.txt

<MISSING 15 9E81>{72AF}CONFIRMED

DE k6qog K

K6ETA < W7ZAP

Steve ur checked in TU BREAKWA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex21.txt

<MISSING 15 9E81>{72AF}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

KR7KR

oe tu).txt

<MISSING 15 9E81>{72AF}CONFIRMED

DE KR7KR K

K7DV

WB6SDR

last stn agn pls < W7ZAP

NFIRMED

DE WB6SDR K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : ex21.txt

<MISSING 15 9E81>{72AF}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

KB6NN

K6ETA

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex21.txt

<MISSING 15 9E81>{72AF}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K7DV

DE K7DV

File : ex21.txt

<MISSING 15 9E81>{72AF}CONFIRMED

DE K7DV K

DE K6ETA

File : ex21.txt

<MISSING 15 9E81>{72AF}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Wow what a difference an antenna makes!! Thanks Doug BTU (and Switch ant back pls!) < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy that went well when u got the right antenna nice work all BREAK

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

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.2

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20172604025607

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:454 ORCA DIGITAL NET 25/apr/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR i/o

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR i/o

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in/out

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 6C09][WRAP:end]

… end

Reading the roster is seems we should have UT in the net logo somehow (-: now to Traffic round beginnning with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

W1EEP Traffic, Gene? < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 502F>{2A0E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 42 62A5>{2A0E}20170426025117:ex21 URCALL W1EEP.txt

<ID 18 635D>{2A0E}W1EEP DM37GJ

<SIZE 14 8BC5>{2A0E}110 2 64

<DATA 72 C125>{2A0E:1}

I’m a new ham as I have only been on the radio for about 5 ye

<DATA 54 FC89>{2A0E:2}ars thas for the net and the questions. W1EEP

<CNTL 10 5DBB>{2A0E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 FDB7>{2A0E:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex21 URCALL W1EEP.txt

<MISSING 15 908D>{2A0E}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K6QOG Bill ur up for traffic… < K7KY

NCS DE k6qog

<PROG 18 F7AC>{6FB4}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 7973>{6FB4}20170426015746:K6QOG-ex20.b2s

<ID 30 44FD>{6FB4}k6qog CEDAR CITY DM37lr

<SIZE 14 4505>{6FB4}297 5 64

<DESC 20 267F>{6FB4}Ecomm Exercise

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[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 9D90>{6FB4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 3D9C>{6FB4:EOT}

DE k6qog K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : K6QOG-ex20.b2s

<MISSING 15 9695>{6FB4}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE Brad ur turn… < K7KY

NCS DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 609E>{1DF0}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 37 5618>{1DF0}20170426014745:WA7HHE_ex20.b2s’

<ID 38 2EC4>{1DF0}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)

<SIZE 14 0EFA>{1DF0}305 5 64

<DESC 20 A212>{1DF0}Net Assignment

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<CNTL 10 3073>{1DF0:EOF}

<CNTL 10 907F>{1DF0:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : WA7HHE_ex20.b2s’

<MISSING 15 EC70>{1DF0}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

KR7KR Ken ur up 4 traffic < K7KY

NCS DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 D0C6>{C049}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 35B5>{C049}20170426014247:KR7KR_ex20.b2s

<ID 33 5285>{C049}KR7KR Cedar City, UT dm37lp

<SIZE 14 6A06>{C049}245 4 64

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<CNTL 10 DB5B>{C049:EOF}

<CNTL 10 7B57>{C049:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : KR7KR_ex20.b2s

<MISSING 15 0E25>{C049}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K7DV Dave ur next… < K7KY

ORCA Net assignment DE K7DV

<PROG 18 CE03>{EA97}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 9EDC>{EA97}20170426025807:K7DV_ex21.b2s

<ID 35 B36E>{EA97}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ

<SIZE 14 FA75>{EA97}193 4 64

<DESC 31 804E>{EA97}Number of years as a Ham

<FILE 34 9EDC>{EA97}20170426025807:K7DV_ex21.b2s

<ID 35 B36E>{EA97}K7DV Idaho Falls Idaho DN33XJ

<SIZE 14 FA75>{EA97}193 4 64

<DESC 31 804E>{EA97}Number of years as a Ham

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<CNTL 10 7D6B>{EA97:EOF}

<CNTL 10 DD67>{EA97:EOT}

DE K7DV K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : K7DV_ex21.b2s

<MISSING 15 8247>{EA97}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

WB6SDR Ralph ur next… < K7KY

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KE6SLS Jaye ur up 4 traffic… < K7KY

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:to:24 Eureka Emergency VHF Net

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:10 2017-04-24

:t1:5 1627L

:sb:47 Bulletins and Annoucements for April 24th, 2017

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:590 May 2nd Humboldt Amateur Radio Club regular monthly meeting featuring a Power Pole Workshop.

46th annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon Sunday, May 7th. Races start at 7:45AM.

Tour of the Unknown Coast ride Saturday, May 20. 100 mile race starts at 7:00am.

Kinetic Sculpture Race! VHF communicators are still needed for this three day wacky race in Humboldt–May 27, 28, & 29. Contact Peter,

w6ies for details.

http://kineticgrandchampionship.com/

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

This ends the digital bulletin for April 24th.

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KE6SLS Jaye tu for the Humboldt bulletin BREAK KB6NN Howard ur up now < K7KY

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KB6NN No copy Howard want to try MFSK16? go ahead if u like… < K7KY

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KB6NN Howard still ng here, but mindy got most and we’ll fill it after net BREAK K6ETA Steve ur up next… < K7KY

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K6ETA Steve I’m glad someone is paying attention tnx for switching us back to MFSK32 BREAK W7ZAP Mindy ur next 4 traffic… < K7KY

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Given band condx, we did pretty well. I couldn’t copy KB6NN Howard he’s often QRP and he may be tonight

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

Time for the Comment round and we begin with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP Good to have you back Doug and I’m glad Mindy used your ant. tonight as she is always very week when she sends the amp msg have a great night we are down to 35 degrees here in Pine Valley at 6632 feet.thx

W1EEP Gene u can keep the wx there… I always am happy to get my antenna back tnx for working with us again tonight BREAK K6QOG Bill ur up 4 comments… < K7KY

k7ky de k6qog considering the band condition i copied most stations and it was good to get back into the net.

73

de K6QOG k

K6QOG FB Bill good to hv u back too BREAK WA7HHE Brad ur turn… < K7KY

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:inc:31 SWUHD/Great Utah Shake Exercise

:to:8 ORCA Net

:p1:6 RADO’s

:fm:6 WA7HHE

:p2:4 RADO

:d1:8 04/24/17

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:sb:39 SWUHD/Great Utah Shake Exercise- Report

:s1:6 WA7HHE

:p3:4 RADO

:mg:817 On April 20th, the Rainbow Canyons Amateur Radio Club ECOMM GROUP participated in a combined Five County Hospital and Great

Utah Shake Out earthquake drill.

Hospitals from Five Southern Utah Counties and Northern Arizona participated in the communication exercise.

Hospitals and health departments checked into a UHF/ VHF intertie net. After roll call the net was open to area Damage Assessment reports.

Digital Damage Assessment Reports were sent on a separate VHF frequency to the Cedar City Hospital Communication Center. Three NBEMS

messages were received and processed to one Voice Damage Assesment Report.

Lessons learned revolved around operator training,to provide pauses to prevent linked repeater time outs and the use of phonetics for callsigns.

Also the value of Team copy in the Communication Center.

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WA7HHE Tnx Brad I thought earthquakes were not permitted in UT must be from fracking.. BREAK KR7KR Ken ur turn next… < K7KY

rtn

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Thanks for the net. Good copy on almost all. Good Practice.

Thanks again,

73

de KR7KR k

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KR7KR Ken we all agree on practice and I really enjoy practicing with all of you BREAK K7DV Dave ur up… < K7KY

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K7DV Dave great signal out of ID u really punched that puppy thru in MFSK 64 BREAKWB6SDR Ralph ur up for Comments.. < K7KY

This is the station report for WB6SDR located in Folsom, CA. The stations were received this evening at the following signal levels: well, I

only got a couple!

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG S9 + Bill Cedar City,UT

WA7HHE S9 + 10dB Brad Cedar City,UT

KR7KR S9+20dB Ken Ceder City,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR i/o

K7DV S9+10dB Dave Idaho Falls,ID

KD7CL Craig

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA ??

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

AG7RV no copy Dick Reno, NV

K7KY S9 +12dB Doug Brookings

K6ETA S9 +20dB

BTU NCS de WB6SDR

WB6SDR Tnx Ralph detailed reception reports are always useful and interesting.. BREAK KE6SLS Jaye ur next for comments.. < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

FB Doug and all! Pretty darned good signals here.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed for ORCA tonight.

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Ñennata Vrs as very poor due to recent solar storms.

ARS ke6sls running 25 watts into my short dipole tonight.

k7ky, s9, 12db, P4 w/QSB,

AG7RV, NC IN/OUT

w7zap, s7, 6db, 0% FLA, 12db after antenna switch FLA 100%, FLA 100% returning

wa7hhe, s6, -12db, 100%, FLA 100%, FLM 100%

KR7KR, s6, -9db, 100%, FLA 100%

k6qog, s6, -7db, 100%, 50% FLA [1&4]

k7dv, s6, -9db, 100%, FLA 60% [1&3], FLA 73% [3,11,12,14] in mfsk64!

wb6sdr, s7, 6db, 100%, FLA 100%

kb6nn, s6, -4db, 100%, FLA 100%

k6eta, s8, 6db, 100%, FLA 60% [2&3] 100% on fill

w1eep, s7, -6db, 67% FLA [1]

Mindy’s antenna wasn’t with it tonight, after switch, signal came way up fading no longer an issue.

Doug, would love to hear signals as well as you do!

WA7HHE Great wrap on the Utah Shake Out! TU for the report om.

I missed most all of ORCA last week, but tuned in after my work and worked Idaho/Oregon

doing all sorts of modes. We really had a lot of fun–tu guys!

Had to take a quick break to sweep off spider webs from my video cameras outside! SPIDERS GRRRRR!

Sure was good to hear all of you tonight. Hope condx as good/better next week.

Hope the hand is healing well there Doug.

de Jaye, ke6sls in Eureka! California by the Myrtle Town bus stop :)

KE6SLS Nice report, Jaye tu BREAK KB6NN Howard ur next… < K7KY

May the net was down in the mud much of ¡z6uind KE6Ska de KB6NN

KB6NN OK HOward I”m copying very little tonight from ur stn must be condx BREAK K6ETA Steve ur up for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

Thanks Doug and Mindy for another great net.

My thoughts on TxID and RxID are as follows: Everyone should have RxID on

but only those who intend to change or restore the mode should turn on TxID

for that purpose. Anyone wishing to change the mode should get permission from

NCS first if possible. If everyone locks their VFO at 1500 and it should work.

The only thing we lose is a tune before keying. So if there’s a point at which more

that one station could key up, use the TUNE button to see if you have it first.

I really think TxID wastes a ton of time…

All the best and 73,

K6ETA Steve in Sonoma County, CA

K6ETA Steve… I was in agreement with u until we tried it last week. I’d forgotten that TXid also sends frequency and AFC uses that data to track RX signal.. last week I was missing the beginning of TXs because I had to follow the signal manually… that considered, I think the time savings is not equal to the time req to ask for a resend when u miss the beginning… I’ve been reading the manual to see if AFC can be tuned ,but haven’t found any help yet… I think we need the freq info in TXid.. ur thoughts? < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA Maybe after net?

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA RR BREAK W7ZAP Mindy ur last but not least for comments… < K7KY

35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W1EEP 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S7) s/n=4dB

K6QOG 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S8) s/n=3dB

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD,FLAMP, FLMSG (S9) s/n=6dB

KR7KR 100% copy KBD,FLAMP,WFid (S9 +10) s/n=10dB

AF7OK 100% copy KBD (in/out)

K7DV 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S8) s/n=7dB

100% copy FLAMP MFSK-64

WB6SDR 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S9 +10) s/n=10dB

KD7CL 100% copy KBD (in/out)

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD,FLMSG (S8) s/n=8dB

AG7RV 100% copy KBD (in/out)

KB6NN 100% copy KBD,50% FLAMP (S7) s/n=-2dB

60% copy FLAMP in MFSK16 (missing block 3)

K6ETA 100% copy KBD,FLAMP (S9) s/n=9dB

K7KY 100% copy KBD,FLAMP,image

Tough band condx tonight. Interesting to see difference btwn Doug’s and my antennas. Glad I sent 2nd FLAMP TX in same mode, no fills needed. Hey! I think I need to talk with my antenna guy ;-) Great to see all on the WF tonight.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP SK

W7ZAP TU Mindy nice report tnx for giving me ant back so easily I’ll help u extend and raise urs this spring….BREAK any further comments? < K7KY

last call for ck-in & visitors… < K7KY

de N7AY

N7AY < K7KY GE ur name & qth please.. < K7KY

(N7AY)

Storehouse: Boise

Loc: Home QTH (Middleton, ID)

PWR: 100W

SRC: Emergency

Traffic: None

k

N7AY < K7KY GE Calvin & tu for the ck-in I recognize ur report from the ID net…. we’re at the end of the net now.. do you have any comments for the net before we close? < K7KY

No, Sorry I’m late. I’ll be a better boy next week. de N7AY

N7AY < K7KY No problem…. late is not a problem, but u miss the opportunity to practice traffic I hope u can return and work with us next week.. Any more late/visitors? < K7KY

Clifford N0LKC is moving to another camp today and didn’t get his vertical back up in time for the net.

de WB6SDR

WB6SDR Ralph tu I was wondering where Clifford was… BREAK

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 04/25/2017 20:54 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to see you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

So back to TxID and AFC, etc. The Calavaras NBEMS Net never used AFC and rarely needed TxID and it worked great. I haven’t used AFC for a long time and never have trouble. If a station’s VFO is WAY oof 1500, that’s reare.

are.

That’s my $n42

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY Steve is the NBEMS net HF or VHF? Howard KB6NN also reported trouble tracking RX signals… we do have stations occasionally as far off as 10-15hz and AFC usually tracks them well. I’ve always used it to keep on freq. Maybe AFC can be fine tuned, I don’t know… we’re talking about 2.8sec in MFSK-32 not too much time when u think of time spent asking for a repeat etc… So far, only u & Howard have had much to say on the issue… btu < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

It *was* an 80M net using MFSK32, Thor22 and sometimes 8PSK125. We did not use AFC (which is probably your issue). Just turn it off and lock on 1500.

If a station was more than 25 off from 1500, they were told to run the calibration software and that fixed it. I think that only happened once.

So it’s rare to actually need AFC.

I have never used AFC on ORCA and have never had a probaem copying .

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY

Steve..K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve….. I may be behind the info curve here and I’lll keep lookingiinto it. I’m wondering what would have happened last week when some stations were about 8hz off and AFC couldn’t find it… w/o AFC how would fldigi do it w/o me moving the cursor?/ < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

OK turn off your AFC now and I’m going to tx at 8 hz high on purpose and you can tell me what you copy when you are locked on 1500…

ok?

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY RR my AFC is off…. LOCK only holds the TX freq. not RX…. < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

OK, I’m TXing at 1508 and as long as your botto¨umber is on 1500 we are 8 off. Now I’m going to move to 1512. OK this is 1512 and im thinking you are still copyimg me just fine.

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY UR right… copied all along would it still cpy correctly if the TX began 8-10hz offf 1500? < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

OK from the get-go I’m at 1510 on this tx. How cpy?

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY still OK pse go 15 down and tx agn tu < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

OK, I’m now at 1485 and was froaxCnhe beginning. Heh, typing is slower down here. Hi.

btu Doug K7KY de KSsee1as

K6ETA < K7KY My typing degenerating too…. this is very helpful, Steve.. Mindy did not cpy the move to 15down, but I did… What’s the function of AFC then? < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

AFC is for VERY bad transceivers. And again, you can run calibration if you’re that ban. Calavaras net never saw that and we went for 8 months (?) or so with AFC and TXid off

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY fB Steve… I’m following u OK I still wonder why last week and the first tiime w/o TXid I had multiple experiences having to follow the signal myslef… Howard too… what u think? < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

Because you both had AFC ON and it is slow to acquire… if it were off from the get-go, you would lony loose somethig 1ktp+ off…

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY OK Steve I hope I don’t drive the net members crazy with fiddlilng around with the format… I see ur point and we’ll revisit the issue this week… I do want the net to run as smoothly and efficiently as we can within reason….. thanks for ur input and information… I love this net… I’ve learned so much since we began the net and most of it from the Ops who work with us every week btu < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

We could ask for volunteers outside the net (maybe after) to stick around and try with AFC off and no TxID. That way you only change the official format once it has proven to work outside the net…??

Of course it’s your baby and I agree not to try knee-jerk experiments during the official net.

btu Doug K7KY de K6ETA k

K6ETA < K7KY Steve ur idea to experiment following a net is grreat… I’ll make a plan and hope u can join us in the effort… tnx again.. time to get a bite to eat… 73 Doug K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA

OK, FB and happy to help….TXid is fine too if you want to keep it that way. OK,

tnx fer QSO Doug, 73

04/26/2017 04:19Z K7KY de K6ETA sk

K7KY de KD7MW, What net were you just on? I just came onto the tail end.

just checkin’…..

de Peter, KD7MW K

KD7MW < K7KY GE Peter… We’ve just concluded the ORCA DIGITAL NET we meet every tues @ 0230z 1930p 3.581 1500 wf MFSK-32 btu < K7KY

k7ky de kd7mw. rrr thanks, I was curious. I had been down on 10 and 7 MHz trying to work somebody digitally, but nobody bit. Tuned up here, and suddenly, loud signals.

I’m in Shoreline, WA, just north of Seattle. Is the ORCA net an NTS net or ad hocH?

de kd7mw k

KD7MW < K7KY FB Peter… I’m in Brookings,OR u can learn more about ORCA here: orcadigitalnet.com we’re a traffic practice net not affiliated with any organization… about 4.5 yrs old now… We have a fairly intense routine of sending practice traffic using fldigi flmsg flamp

we also have lots of fun and learn quite a bit from each other… btu < K7KY

K7KY de KD7MW, FB Doug. Got the URL, will read up.

Sorry if I’m not th world’s most accurate typist. I am a retired computer net work admin, support person, etc. ect. I don’t have a big antenna, so I like to use digital to work smarter, as they say. Sunspot cycle has been very disappointing, so I joke that I used to work the world, and now I’m happy if I work Indiana… (hi). Anyway, I’m running fldigi here, but haven’t explored the other parts of the

suite.

Aside from that, I play the bassoon in some amateur classical music groups, keeps me out of too much trouble.

K7KY de KD7MW k

KD7MW < K7KY FB Peter… ur typing seems good to me.. I’m just recovering from a hand injury and having to relearn typing with my rt hand… its going pretty well. I’m not at my best after just completing the net… I’m the NCS and have to type constantly thru the net I see ur interest in radio follows ur profession… I initially got my license to do CW & digitall and they’re still my favorite…. spelling is as important as typing… (-: well, Peter I’ve just finished a long net and we about to finish the Chinese take out we started before the net @ 1930 nice to meet u and I hope u’ll have time to check out ORCA its a good idea to monitor the net a couple times to understand how it

flows… ur will eventually need flmsg & flamp, but u don’t need them initially btu < K7KY

K7KY de KD7MW, wow, you’re doing great after the injury. I had one back in 1990, pinched ulnar nerve in my right wrist. Had surgery, which was successful, but I got out of tech writing and into network admin and support so I wouldn’t be pounding the keys so much. // Nice to meet you too, and perhaps I’ll pop on here during the official net. Thanks for giving me the basics rundown on ORCA. Have a great evening, and 73 for now.

K7KY de KD7MW, sk and so long for now…..

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03/DEC/19 Report

03/DEC/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Dec/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 23 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA in&out W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA [...]

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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
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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