26/MAY/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 26/May/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 20
Stations:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
__KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
*Called for COMMENTS only

We had yet another night of marginal band condx.  We needed relays to complete ck-in tonight, but the band did improve as the evening progressed. Thinking of relays and ck-in, we’ve been meaning to re-post the macro that relays ORCA ck-in. We always ask a strong station to relay a call for ck-in, but we hesitate to call new stations for this; they may not have the macro. Here it is:

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<TXRSID:off>
<RXRSID:on>
<MYCALL> Relaying Ck-In 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET
Not copying NCS? Check in here …  < <MYCALL>
<TX>
<RX>
—————-
Include the blank first line to separate your text from noise. With this macro, you can easily relay the ck-in call. This and other useful ORCA macros are available here: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/

With five stations opting out of the FLAMP Exercise, we had only four stations for the Exercise. Two weeks ago, only two completed the Exercise; five opted out. We added the * ck-in option to enable ten veteran ORCA Ops to help us limit the Exercise to ten stations, not to minimize participation. The FLAMP Exercise is a powerful demonstration of digital traffic-handling routines, strategies, and tactics. More participating stations means more opportunities to learn different modes and fill by relay. Newer digital Ops are learning by observation and participation. We’re working in 3-5 applications during this Exercise; work that requires concentration and practice. We might all be surprised to learn how many Ops Monitor w/o checking in. The performance of veteran Operators in the FLAMP Exercise demonstrates how quickly and easily trained Ops can process digital traffic.

That said, the * option is yours; we deeply appreciate your ongoing participation and support. We send the developing Roster often so all can see how the net is developing.  Checking in later as the Roster grows, you can better judge the need for opting out. We would prefer >6 <10 Active stations in the FLAMP Exercise.  Without you, we would not be a digital-traffic Training net. Without you, Steve K6ETA may not have conceived and developed the Western Digital HF Net. Thanks again for all you do!

It was nice to hear from Rick K0KEX in Smithville,MO at net-end. It’s a long haul from Smithville at solar minimum.  The Ops in central US could use a digital HF Training net of their own. We’re delighted to have them ck-in with us, but current condx don’t usually support Active participation.

Jaye KE6SLS is recording ORCA sessions at SDR websites. We plan to use the audio files for training purposes. We’ve been thinking about recording ORCA sessions to make tactical training audio files, but haven’t had time to pursue it.

Test images copied during the net:

RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2:KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #2: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
RX #1: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #2: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec, NM

Remember Western Digital HF Net on Thursday evening, 1930p/0230z, 3.581, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA/NCS. Steve starts Early ck-ins at 1900p/0200z. Remember too, the American Red Cross communications exercise on Saturday morning. Thanks for working with us again this evening. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —
TEST TUNE 2020-05-27 01:50Z < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < WA7HHE GE DOUG, 1 net msg

WA7HHE < K7KY TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
Gud 2 cu u Brad < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T01:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KD7CL Craig Riverton, OR QNX

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

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad band is very quiet hw’s my signal? < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T01:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < WA7HHE SRI STEPPED AWAY MOMENTAIRLY UR S/N -1 DB GOOD SIG, ALSO NOTICED LOW NOISE LVL TONIGHT

WA7HHE < K7KY RR tnx Brad good to see I’m getting out tu < K7KY

DE W1EEP* K

W1EEP* < K7KY TU Gene
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT < NCS

W1EEP < K7KY Gene hw’s my signal in Pine Valley ?? < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

KI7TPD *

KI7TPD* < K7KY TU Fred
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT < NCS

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < K7KY TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX < NCS

KG5DGI KG5DGI QNX QNX

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

KG5DGI KG5DGI QNX QNX

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad pse relay to Ed KG5DGI he’s on the log QNX tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KG5DGI < WA7HHE UR ON THE LOG

FB tu

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

K7DV < K7KY TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

K6QOG < K7KY GE Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT < K7KY

KB7VX < K7KY TU Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX < NCS

K7DV < K7KY ?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE K7DV*
one qst for comments

KB7VX* < K7KY TU Bruce
KB7VX* Bruce Chehalis,WA < NCS

K7DV* < K7KY TU Dave
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KR7KR *
de KR7KR k

KR7KR* < K7KY TU Ken
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY
I can’t read the small font vertical VidID large font and horizontal pse tu < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:24:06p 02:24:06z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Oops!
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY
t Iv WB7EUX < K7KY GE Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY

de W7WSV W7WSV QNX K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DN de ke6sls
TU ke6sls k

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX < NCS

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

K7KY < KG7VVN QNX GE Doug < KG7VVN

KG7VVN < K7KY TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT

gud 2 cu Bruno < K7KY

KG7VVN < K7KY TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX < NCS

KS6M QNX

KS6M < K7KY TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
*Called for COMMENTS only

2020-05-26 19:29:33p 02:29:33z
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)

ORCA 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 QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye pse relay call 4 ck in tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… KE6SLS

NCS de ke6sls NIL heard. TU
ke6sls k

RR TU BK

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

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

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14.08
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20202705023543
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:574 ORCA DIGITAL NET 26/May/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 18
Stations:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
*Called for COMMENTS only

[WRAP:chksum E73E][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex171.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP
Exercise. CONFIRM ‘ex171.txt’ before working the OPTIONAL Exercise. If you complete
the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

Every third ORCA session, Active stations conduct the Comment Round themselves or
a volunteer runs the Round as NCS. Next week, 02/Jun/20, will be a third session. You
can conduct Comments as a group or a volunteer can conduct Comments as NCS. We
can also work the Off-Freq-Relay Exercise; that needs two volunteers. Let us know if
you’d like to NCS Comments or work the Off-Freq-Relay routine. Both are opportunities
to expand your digital capabilities. These routines are not difficult; we’re working with
friends and colleagues.

This week, we realized how many ORCA Ops are putting their digital skills to work.
Steve K6ETA comes immediately to mind. Steve was familiar with digital networking
before joining ORCA. Coupling a large group of capable digital Operators with a need
for a digital HF Traffic net, he developed and operates the Western Digital HF Net. WDN
is a natural partner for ORCA DIGITAL NET. Larry N7NSD participated in a four station
Relay last week on WDN. He made three relays in multiple modes and was first to realize
we needed to again send the complete file because Brad WA7HHE had rebooted his system.

Bruce KB7VX joined ORCA just last year; last week he answered a call on PLZ Rolling
AmRRON Digital Net for volunteer ANCS. He’s now an AmRRON ANCS for net Relays.
Good work, Bruce! Relay stations need solid signals and reliable equipment. Bruce has
an affinity for antennas. Bruno KG7VVN calls a VHF digital Training net in Utah. With
the support of his Elmer, Brad WA7HHE, he’s learned Amateur digital operations very
quickly. There are many more ORCA Ops putting their skills to work regularly; these
few came quickly to mind.

Thanks for working ORCA regularly. Your participation creates a working example of
efficient digital net operations that helps new digital Ops come up to speed quickly.

Remember the American Red Cross/Amateur Exercise this Saturday, 30/May/20. It’s an
unusual ARC exercise in that they’re very interested in Amateur Support. UHF/VHF/HF
Phone and data modes are the focus. It’s a national exercise and ARC is enthused about
the strong response from the Amateur community. Due to the COVID-19 situation, it’s
a work-from-home operation. Please sign up and put your CALL on the Roster:
https://arcg.is/019KCP Click, ‘Open in Browser’ and complete the form. Contact
your local ARES Representative for scenario and instructions.

Please email Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com for the Net Report.

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

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

Next is the FLAMP Exercise with Mindy W7ZAP over < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Tonight’s exercise begins in MFSK64 (240wpm/1260hz). We’ll fill
in THOR50x1 (176wpm/900hz) & MFSK32 (120wpm/630hz).
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead… < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:43Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 0B5B>{A5D7}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 6149>{A5D7}20200526192026:ex171.txt
<ID 17 A72F>{A5D7}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 415C>{A5D7}591 8 80
<FILE 30 6149>{A5D7}20200526192026:ex171.txt
<ID 17 A72F>{A5D7}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 415C>{A5D7}591 8 80
<DATA 88 5CC2>{A5D7:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, open the
<DATA 88 B766>{A5D7:2} Radiogram form,. Make ‘*NR’ = 1, Make ‘STN ORIG’ = URCALL, Make ‘PLACE OF
ORIG’
<DATA 88 EBF6>{A5D7:3} = URQTH, Enter time/date, Make ‘*TO’ = Any name/address, Make ‘TEL:’ = 555 555
<DATA 88 FDB6>{A5D7:4}1234, Make ‘TXT:’ = THIS IS AN EXERCISE, Make ‘SIG:’ = URCALL. Click ‘CK’ (RED T
<DATA 88 05B4>{A5D7:5}ext) for word count. SAVE as Plain Text with File/View/Plain Text. File name =
<DATA 88 92E3>{A5D7:6}URCALL_RG_ex170.txt

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the new file
<DATA 88 14DA>{A5D7:7} to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round tonight or any session. Before sending,
<DATA 39 B3A8>{A5D7:8}change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 13

<CNTL 10 6DF2>{A5D7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CDFE>{A5D7:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:44Z MFSK-64 @ 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… WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 22 9D1F>{A5D7}1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K6QOG
File : ex171.txt
<MISSING 15 5E5F>{A5D7}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex171.txt
<MISSING 15 5E5F>{A5D7}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex171.txt
<MISSING 15 5E5F>{A5D7}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG < W7ZAP Bill pse relay whole file in THOR50x1 (w?TxID ON)… TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K6QOG

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 0B5B>{A5D7}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 6149>{A5D7}20200526192026:ex171.txt
<ID 17 A72F>{A5D7}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 415C>{A5D7}591 8 80
<DATA 88 5CC2>{A5D7:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, open the
<DATA 88 B766>{A5D7:2} Radiogram form,. Make ‘*NR’ = 1, Make ‘STN ORIG’ = URCALL, Make ‘PLACE OF
ORIG’
<DATA 88 EBF6>{A5D7:3} = URQTH, Enter time/date, Make ‘*TO’ = Any name/address, Make ‘TEL:’ = 555 555
<DATA 88 FDB6>{A5D7:4}1234, Make ‘TXT:’ = THIS IS AN EXERCISE, Make ‘SIG:’ = URCALL. Click ‘CK’ (RED T
<DATA 88 05B4>{A5D7:5}ext) for word count. SAVE as Plain Text with File/View/Plain Text. File name =
<DATA 88 92E3>{A5D7:6}URCALL_RG_ex170.txt

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the new file
<DATA 88 14DA>{A5D7:7} to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round tonight or any session. Before sending,
<DATA 39 B3A8>{A5D7:8}change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 13

<CNTL 10 6DF2>{A5D7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CDFE>{A5D7:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:49Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

7HHE NO COPY WILL RELAUNCH

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Brad
BK
K7KY < W7ZAP All but 1 stn CONFIRMED. Tnx to Bill K6QOG for the relay. BTN < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY FB Tnx Mindy small exercise tonite we can fill Brad following the net BK < NCS

First Op 4 Traffic Round is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Best_Practices.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20202705025218
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20202705001816
<plaintext>
:tt:14 Best Practices
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 05/26/20
:tm:6 18:17L
:sb:71 Coronavirus Best Practices and Protocols Needed During ‘New Normal’
:mg:510 As the United States begins to reopen after the coronavirus shutdown, the country must do so on different timelines and different protocols and best practices to ensure the protection of workers and citizens.

https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/-Coronavirus-Best-Practices-and-Protocols-Needed-during-New-Normal.html?utm_term=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Coronavirus%20Best%20Practices%20and%20Protocols%20Needed%20During%20%5Cu2018New%20Normal%5Cu2019&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

[WRAP:chksum 34B0][WRAP:end] … end

^r

Thanks Brad it’s not good to see the infections spike in some areas BK I missed late ck-in call after the FLAMP exercise

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:54:26p 02:54:26z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W5CLE, W5CLE, QNX.

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

Next 4 Traffic is Bill K6QOG < NCS

K6QOG Bill ur up 4 Traffic < NCS

K6QOG NO TRAFFIC KK

Over 2 Tom WB7EUX 4 Traffic < K7KY

K7KY DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 4A58>{CEF3}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 40 3E1D>{CEF3}20200527025354:WB7EUX_RB_ex171.txt
<ID 22 ED8F>{CEF3}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 99CE>{CEF3}101 2 64
<DATA 72 5E08>{CEF3:1}1 R WB7EUX 4 JOSEPH OR 1945L MAY 27
BILBO BAGGINS
5555551234

<DATA 45 F813>{CEF3:2}BT
THIS IS AN EXERCISE
BT

AR

<CNTL 10 6DCE>{CEF3:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CDC2>{CEF3:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

FB Tom that was fast (–:

<NUL>
DE K7KY
File : WB7EUX_RB_ex171.txt
<MISSING 15 5B0F>{CEF3}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

ORCA de ke6sls is it my turn? sri, issues here.

RR Jaye,, ur up 4 Traffic < K7KY

k7ky DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 545B>{0214}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 40 82E2>{0214}20200527025022:ke6sls_RG_ex170.txt
<ID 31 82F3>{0214}ke6sls Eureka! California
<SIZE 14 BA51>{0214}317 5 64
<DATA 72 0D08>{0214:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAD5XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzN
<DATA 72 6D3C>{0214:2}dcVfXLe9XZO+4ZgKPxBKvwAowyUipHterSNfxQJKCmtIMAaU1gg3QiqnV9UmvOsN
<DATA 72 18E3>{0214:3}RPjlwRMO4/QHSn1zW4unvyVtG7btRVsUXSYmBPWOMKnVPstcfUAeqQsc0HxAzeVA
<DATA 72 A0B8>{0214:4}2hvYKxmubJGOARG/R+BWA8zhxhy3LWUKVX0+blHLVH+Z5g5Qcsaaw3HK09HNwo/D
<DATA 69 E6B0>{0214:5}7TThB1medbAkbsTuWEyfqPGr/uTtmLHnPWWNqr5jjss6Vub4A==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 2DFF>{0214:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8DF3>{0214:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : ke6sls_RG_ex170.txt
<MISSING 15 5F67>{0214}CONFIRMED
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ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:02:10p 03:02:10z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

First station 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, lower noise floor made for a better copy earlier this evening. GUD to see KG7VVN on the WF, is recovering from surgery. Looks like everyone on the net is staying safe, continued best to all < WA7HHE

RR Brad gud 2 c Bruno feel well enough to ck-in tonite BK Next 4 Comments is Gene W1EEP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE W1EEP ALL GOOD IN PINE VALLEY WX GETTING HOT LOVE IT THX FOR THE NET 73’S TO ALL

Over 2 Fred KI7TPD 4 Comments < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA net de KI7TPD

Still playing with antenna configurations. This is a magnetic loop. Seems to transmit OK, but I guess I was spoiled with my old Dipole, it just does not seem to receive as well… I am still experimenting!

Passed my Amateur Extra over the weekend!

73s everyone!
KI7TPD

FB Fred congratulations on making Extra and u ant is doing ok on tx S-9 & 3db right now BK
Next 4 Comments is Bill K6QOG < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < K6QOG It has way too many years since I did any Red Cross msgs and couldn’t find the format on SourgeForce site. Have a good week > k6qog

RR Bill the ARC Exercise has gone thru quite a few changes already and there’s a week yet to go (-:
BK Next 4 Comments is Dave K7DV < NCS

K7DV Dave how cpy? ur turn 4 Comments < NCS

Over 2 Ken KR7KR 4 Comments < NCS

NCS < KR7KR

good copy on most
received msg all but block 1 on first pass
Congrats to Fred on license upgrade
too tired tonight for much file manipulation
73 to all

de KR7KR k

RR Ken it’s a more difficult than usual exercise u can do it anytime BK Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX My computer keeps giving me fits. It will lock up when heavy processing occurs. The save as Plain Text almost blew the exercise for me. I’m experimenting with a quad core 4Gb raspberri pi4 as a replacement for the ham computer. All is well in Wallowa County. Plenty of rain causing pastures to grow rapidly. 73 Tom

FB Tom GL with the pi4 BK Over 2 Jaye KE6SLS 4 Comments < NCS

Greetings ORCA Digital Net
ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! California, running 200 watts to the Delta vee.

k7ky, s9 17db, 100%, P5, FLmsg 100% w/QSB,
k6eta, VidID
w7zap, s9 8db, FLamp 100%,
WA7HHE, s7 4db, FLmsg 100%,
WB7EUX, s4 -5db, FLamp 100%, Good luck with your PI om!
K6QOG, s3 xxdb, 50% copy,
W1EEP, s4 4db, 100%
KI7TPD, s3 -8db, 100%
k7dv, — –, no copy tonight
kr7kr, s4 3db, 100%

Hmmmm, NCS <k7ky> was breaking up late in the net check in. Hope that clears up quickly. I hear the band fading like crazy. Fingers crossed for a good net.

Yesterday I managed to cobble together the connector to control the new 2 me Ameritron AL80-A amp. Conducted some low “high” power tests using SDR’s in the USA. Takes very little drive to bring the amp up rapidly. Currently only have my 300 watt matchboxes, so I am being VERY careful with the power and watching the meters closely.

The amp will need some work, especially the TR relay contacts, but it seems to work well. So tonight is my first real test using the amp and driving it with about 10 watts. I welcome signal reports!

Spent two weeks now trying to get my D.I. insurance via ONLINE only. On the very last page, EDD says my claim will not be complete until I call them at a 1-800 phone number. Guess what? No one is there, have spent dozens of hours trying every robot phone thing. Today I actually tried the TTD method (for the def) and used FLdigi.
SECRET–TTD is tty and FLdigi was able to communicate after I modified the carrier spacing to 425 HZ. I sent many requests in the blind, using my CELL PHONE! Cell phones work VERY POORLY for digital. So the only thing I could do was send letters by mail. Our state government could do much better than this!

Today, I am recording from approximately 7pm through the preamble. Will send off to NCS after net.

Had good weather today, lots of sun after the marine layer burned off. Looks like we have MORE rain coming later this week. What an Odd winter and spring so far.

By the way, I want to thank Doug and Mindy for not only NCS on ORCA, but their amazing work bring us the NET REPORT each week! Some times, with those really weak stations, the net report is the only way I can find out what that station had to report. Thanks again you guys!

Wow, the guys in Arizona are having a hard time hearing NCS and this station. Listening to the AZ SDR now. Very interesting. Good work to the AZ stations!

Oh dear, I muted the mixer for the SDR, it also muted the radio mixer. I might just put the signalink back online!

Quick net tonight! Please stay well ya’ll.

73
Jaye ke6sls

Well, that was a report, Jaye… ur 200w is arriving hr nicking 30over and 12db BK next for Comments Is Steve K6ETA < NCS

NCS < K6ETA

I got my test results back for COVID antibodies and it was negative darnit! things are slowly and cautiously opening here in Sonoma and Napa counties and traffic on the roads is starting to pick up.

Congrats to Fred KI7TPD on the Extra

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
< W7ZAP tior TX?

i’m hoping a station in Utah can someday become an NCS on the Western Digital Net as that would be a fine, central spot to cover the West! No hurry and I will keep going regardless!

Jaye, even with the amp ur still -5 dB S/N here. It’s ALWAYS about the antenna! =)

Thanks to all ORCA and keep up the good work!

73 < K6ETA

RR Steve it would be nice to find u hv antibodies w/o feeling ill… BK next is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202705031728
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1021 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:

WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLMSG (S9) 6dB
KD7CL 100% KBD (S9 +20) 7dB
W1EEP* 100% KBD (S9+) -3dB to 7dB
KI7TPD 100% KBD (S8+) 0dB to 2dB
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S9+) 17dB
KG5DGI 100% KBD (S8) -5dB
K7DV* 100% VidID
K6QOG 100% KBD (S9) 7dB
KB7VX 100% VidID
KR7KR* 100% KBD (S9+) 4dB to 9dB
WB7EUX 100% VidID, FLAMP (S9+) 6dB
W7WSV 0% KBD
KE6SLS 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +15) 7dB
KG7VVN 100% KBD (S9)
KS6M 100% KBD (S8)
K6ETA* 100% VidID, KBD (S9+) 6dB
W5CLE 100% KBD (S8+) -1dB

Daylight condx on 80m is challenging with signals improving as the net progresses. Congratulations to Fred KI7TPD on your Extra! Wow Jaye, very resourceful using FLDIGI to work TTD. Sri Steve K6ETA.. I doubled ur comments by accidental KBD slip.

Good WX here… sunny and occasionally breezy. Have our geese out of their nursery (the greenhouse) and out ‘working’ enthuiastically in the garden weeding :-)

Hope everyone is doing well with our new ‘normal’. Good to see you all on the WF.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 1770][WRAP:end] … end

^r

FB Mindy tu BK Steve K6ETA we missed more of your comments than I realized pse send them agn tu < NCS

NCS < K6ETA I got my test results back for COVID antibodies and it was negative darnit! things are slowly and cautiously opening here in Sonoma and Napa counties and traffic on the roads is starting to pick up.

Congrats to Fred KI7TPD on the Extra ticket! Also glad his stealth antenna is working. Maybe the loop for RX and a vertical flagpole for TX?

i’m hoping a station in Utah can someday become an NCS on the Western Digital Net as that would be a fine, central spot to cover the West! No hurry and I will keep going regardless!

Thanks to all ORCA and keep up the good work!

73 < K6ETA

Tnx Steve BK are there any questions or follow up comments ? < NCS

K7DV go Dave < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
k7dv

K7KY DE K7DV*
Ok I wasnt able to copy most of the net but have you guys all ok now having good days of warmth instead of the four inches of snow last saturday morning good net 73’s and ttyall later de K7dv

RR Dave I’m glad the band relaxed a bit and ur able to get in… BK any more comments ? < K7KY

K7KY < KG7VVN

KS6M

KS6M pse stand by John BK KG7VVN go Bruno < NCS

K7KY/W7ZAP < KG7VVN GE Doug, Mindy, ORCA Ops. Good to be partially back. Sure missed U guys on the net!!
Hope to be 100% next wk.
Sig Rprt:
NCS (S9 +) -2, +6 db 100% KBD
WA7HHE (S9++) +9, +14 db FLMSG 100%
K6QOG (S9++) -1, + 7 db
K6ETA (S9+) 0, +3 db 100% KBD
WB7EUX (S9) -9, +4 db FLAMP 33 %
KE6SLS (S9+) -17, -7 db FLAMP 0%
K7DV (S9+) -6, +4 db 100 % KBD

Stay Healthy. Stay Safe! 73 < KG7VVN

FB Bruno nice reception report and very good to see you back so quickly BK KS6M go John < NCS

Good evening to NCS and the net. You may aware of this already, but just in case not, fldigi version 4.1.13 was released this afternoon.
Enjoy, and 73! KS6M k

RR John u can’t tell, but I’m running it now! I’ve been trying the Alpha working up to this stable version and had enough confidence to run it for the net tnx

BK Any Monitoring stations wishing to Comment in Dist 5? < K7KY

ORCA NET de KG5DGI. Working steady in piddle and -dB traffic. One FLAMP msg. at 100% on THOR fill. WA7HHE Wrap at 100%. Tom at -14 dB blank. No starting image. KE6SLS comments at -14 dB 73’s

RR Ed not too bad considering condx… tu BK any Monitoring stations in Dist 6? < K7KY

VidId @ 2000 too faint to cpy try text 1500 tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1492>>
k7ky k0kex/a Rick Smithville, Mo

K0KEX < K7KY GE Rick u hv comments tonite? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1492>>
< W7ZAP k7ky K0KEX Good evening to the net. Copy in & out tonite Working on setting IC 7300 filters to create better copy. We have static in the midwest that is complicating copy. Look forward to reviewing tonights log.
Condx improving now on copy…kg7vvn 100%
Health good here.. Thank you 73 Rickl K0KEX Rick k0kex

FB Rick good signal here in BrookingsOR thanks for hanging in with us from MO it’s a long haul BK any more stations in D6? < K7KY

Taking comments from Monitoring stations in Dist 7 < NCS

K7KY de KB7VX

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT S9+ 100% WRAP
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT S9+ 100% comments KBD
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT s8-9 -2db on mag loop
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT S9+ 100% KBD
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR S9+ +9db s/n 100% FLAMP
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA S9+ +5db s/n 100% FLAMP a better signal with your QRO Jaye at least +3db gain.
K7DV S9 +3db s/n
KG7VVN S9+ +8 db s/n
Kg5DGI S9 +5db s/n
K0KEX S5 +2db s/n
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS S9+ +6db s/n
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS S9+ +8db s/n

Best wishes to all
K7KY de KB7VX

Thanks, Bruce… nice reception report we all like to learn abt our signals BK any more for comments? < NCS

Last chance to Comment or ck-in Late < K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV*
hey one last comment ive found that if I turn off my agc totally and open the receiver up even if it looks like it over fdrives things i just turn the volume down and then i copy everyone much much better just an observation good net and 73′ thanks for the signal reports too de Dave K7dv

RR Dave tnx for the observation… there’s more than one way to skin a cat as the old saying goes.. BK last chance ck-in or comment < K7KY

after we close, I’ll fill Brad WA7HHE on the FLAMP Exercise BK

2020-05-26 20:38:53p 03:38:53z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad pse stand by a moment while I complete the Roster tu < K7KY

K0KEX < K7KY TU Rick
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RC
you Doug good to hear ya all better copy towards the end 73 K0KEX

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14.08
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20202705034215
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:638 ORCA DIGITAL NET 26/May/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 20
Stations:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
*Called for COMMENTS only

[WRAP:chksum 0BB2][WRAP:end] … end

^r<STX>ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

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<ID 16 1932>{4728}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 4C10>{4728}591 7 96
<DESC 12 375D>{4728}ex#171
<FILE 30 719F>{4728}20200526185426:ex171.txt
<ID 16 1932>{4728}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 4C10>{4728}591 7 96
<DESC 12 375D>{4728}ex#171
<DATA 104 90F0>{4728:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, open the Radiogram form,
<DATA 104 5181>{4728:2}. Make ‘*NR’ = 1, Make ‘STN ORIG’ = URCALL, Make ‘PLACE OF ORIG’ = URQTH,
Enter time/date, Make
<DATA 104 113B>{4728:3}’*TO’ = Any name/address, Make ‘TEL:’ = 555 555 1234, Make ‘TXT:’ = THIS IS AN
EXERCISE, Make ‘S
<DATA 104 1311>{4728:4}IG:’ = URCALL. Click ‘CK’ (RED Text) for word count. SAVE as Plain Text with
File/View/Plain Te
<DATA 104 BD74>{4728:5}xt. File name = URCALL_RG_ex170.txt

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the new file
<DATA 104 F1A8>{4728:6} to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round tonight or any session. Before sending,
change ‘QST’ to
<DATA 23 40C2>{4728:7}’K7KY’. 13

<CNTL 10 1E3E>{4728:EOF}
<CNTL 10 BE32>{4728:EOT}

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1492>>

DE WA7HHE
File : ex171.txt
<MISSING 15 CA55>{4728}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-05-27T03:45Z MFSK-64 @ 1492>>

DE K7DV
File : ex171.txt
<MISSING 15 CA55>{4728}CONFIRMED
DE K7DV K

Two 4 the price of one (-: anything further from anyone? < K7KY

K7KY < W6ADZ

W6ADZ < K7KY go Darrell…

The ARC form I have does not autofill date and time correctly. Do you find that or does your form fill correctlyl?
K7KY < W6ADZ

Now, I recall you asked me that in email… but I forgot mine seems to work correctly, but to be sure I’ll ck agn and let u know < K7KY

OK great. I’ll look into that and see if I am doing something wrong.
TNX 73 < W6ADZ

I’ll ck in a few minutes and let u know 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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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 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)

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7780 kHz
9455 kHz
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9400 kHz
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