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ORCA DIGITAL NET, Report 26/May/15

Check-ins: 7
Traffic:      6
Keyboard: 1
Monitor:    2

Stations:
KI6RIT Nick
KJ6UPE Danon
KB6NN Howard
NX6D  David
W7ZAP Mindy
K7IFG Ken
K7KY  Doug  NCS

KA6ULG Bob monitor
K7IOW Ron   monitor

 

We had a good net tonight despite poor band conditions.  Danon KJ6UPE was very weak at check-in and was gone by traffic rotation.  We ran another relay exercise with Mindy W7ZAP and Nick KI6RIT QSYing to 3.593.  All things considered, we did well with the relay.  The band was noisy and Nick didn’t copy Mindy 100%, but the exercise was about relay and they did a good job at that.

Here’s our net relay procedure:
Station A holds traffic for Station B.
NCS has A call B with frequency for relay.  B agrees to receive traffic on A’s frequency.
A&B QSY to relay freq (w/o further input from NCS; I’m monitoring their exchange)
A calls B, ‘Hw Cpy. Ready to receive?’  (at relay freq)
A passes traffic to B & checks, ‘How copy?”
B responds, ‘100% copy’, or need fill’.  When relay complete, A tells B, ‘Let’s QSY back to net freq’. B acknowledges, ‘QSY’
A&B return to net freq and RECHECK, A first.
A sends, ‘RECHECK, 1 traffic passed de A7AA’
B sends, ‘RECHECK, 1 traffic received de B6BB’
NCS checks them back into the net and records the traffic.

Tonight, I asked Mindy & Nick to do the relay and the rest of the net to follow them and monitor.  That was an unnecessary activity that I thought to do once so the members could follow the relay process.  Normally, we would just continue with net business and the relay stations return to net when they’ve completed the relay.  Sorry if it was confusing.

I’d forgotten that I can’t transmit or receive when Mindy is transmitting, so she won’t be relaying while I’m NCS.  Speaking of NCS, David NX6D noted that an omni directional antenna would be good for NCS.  He’s right.  We don’t currently have an omni, but I am always interested in alternate NCSs.  It would be good to have more than one alternate NCS.  While I’m NCS, we can relay in the stations unable to copy me.  We’ll rely on the stations with wide net coverage.

Relay activity is good experience for the net, but I wouldn’t want to devote too much time to weak station relay for each message.  Our purpose here is learning and developing digital network skills.  In an emergency, we would certainly relay the weak stations to be sure each message reaches its destination.

That said, we don’t want to return to the original ORCA VHF format of relaying every message to every weak station, every session.  The net would be much less efficient and useful for most members, and could disintegrate like ORCA VHF digital.

I sometimes hear from monitoring stations after the net and I’ll begin listing them on the net report.  These may be members who are not participating this session, but want to read the mail.  Or, stations who have read our website intro and are monitoring a few sessions to learn our format.  Sometimes, they’re digital Ops like me who visit other digital nets to see how they operate.  If you know someone who may be interested in participating with us, monitoring a few sessions is a good idea, unless they’re already HF digital-net savvy.

Although band conditions were not good, Ken K7IFG sent a message in flamp that was copied 100% by all stations.  We’re doing much better with flamp these days.  We’ll continue with the same flamp format regarding the built-in flamp reception REPORT.  When a message is sent in flamp, I’ll prompt the following station to send a flamp REPORT.  The remaining stations should send their REPORT in succession w/o NCS prompt.  This will bring the REPORT routine back to the original station quickly so a fill can be sent or we move on to the next traffic.  We won’t do further REPORT rounds and any station not completing the message with the fill round can fill it at the end of net if they wish.

I’ve again attached the grayscale image we use for signal evaluation. I’m hoping one of you will send it during a net so I can see how it decodes from afar.  When Mindy & I send images, we naturally copy each other perfectly with the antennas 70’ apart.  JB KR5RR emailed me the image as he copied it off the net.  It was the first time I saw how the image was received 400mi distant.

Thanks for participating in the net tonight.  I really enjoy working with you.  If you’ve been away for awhile, drop in again when you can.  Everyone has something to contribute to the learning environment.  Sometimes, your questions may help others who haven’t yet encountered the issue.  Hearing your resolution, they may pass that issue w/o pause. Or, you may have the knowledge we need.

73 Doug K7KY

…….. Net Log ………

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

NX6D

Ge David  ur checked in…  de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Back from Dayton.  had a fine trip.

NX6D Good to hear.  I’ve never made Dayton…    de K7KY k ORCA DIGIAL NET, Checked-in early:

NX6D  David T

W7ZAP Mindy T

K7KY  Doug  T NCS

<  K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Imagine a very large State Fair.  That’s about the size of it.  Everyone in the business is there.

 

QST &  WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET.  Doug K7KY NCS – Brookings,OR.

We meet every Tuesday at 1930p here on 3.595 USB.  Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, & FLAMP. Mode: MFSK-32 @ 1500.  Other modes

and bands depending on conditions.  Alternate digital freq: 7.122 USB.  Optional voice freq’s: 3.955 &  7.200.

 

The ORCA DIGITAL NET is dedicated to learning digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.  The

net  connects Amateur Operators  with mutual interest in training, information-sharing, and support.  Visitors welcome.

This is a DIRECTED Net.  Please answer check-in with your CALLSIGN.   If you can print your call on the WF, use any

free space in the passband.

 

After check-in, please stand-by while NCS organizes the rotation list.

 

NCS transmits grayscale test image

NCS transmits Rotation list

NCS transmits Announcements (comments/questions?)

 

NCS calls each station in rotation (traffic or keyboard)

 

Before sending, please LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID, & AFC.

(Set CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’)

 

A round (or more) of  fills, reception reports, comments, questions, follows the traffic round.

 

Closing Announcment (optional QSY to voice)

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ORCA DIGITAL NET- website: http://orcadigitalnet.com/  < K7KY

 

 

ORCA DIGIAL NET, Checked-in early:

 

NX6D  David T

W7ZAP Mindy T

K7KY  Doug  T NCS

<  K7KY k ORCA DIGITAL NET  de K7KY

Check-in: Please respond with your callsign only…

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KB6NN

 

ALL ORCA OK looks lite tonight…  <  K7KY k

 

 

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

Grayscale image for signal evaluation

<IMAGE:G, C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Desktop\PBlogo\ORCAlogo.png>

 

Sending Pic:192×192;

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

brooken up kj6upe

 

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:mg:111 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation order

 

KJ6UPE Danon T

KB6NN Howard T

NX6D  David T

W7ZAP Mindy T

K7KY  Doug  T NCS

 

 

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KB6NN   KJ6UPE  GE Howard & Danon..  Now the announcements…<  K7KY k ORCA DIGITAL NET,  Announcements, 26/May/15

 

Tonight, we have another relay exercise.  Two stations will QSY to 3.953 (or below if busy), pass traffic, and return

to net freq.  All remaining net stations will follow them to 3.953 and monitor.  We are not QSYing to participate, just

monitoring.  We will all be back on 3.595 when they return to freq and recheck with NCS.

 

We will all follow the relay team to monitor the process and copy the message. Pay attention to the process of leaving

and reentering the net.

 

ORCA DITIGAL NET has members in these counties:

OR: Curry, Clackamas, & Washington

CA: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Alameda, & Solano

 

*** Remember to LOCK fldigi @ 1500, & enable RxID, TxID, & AFC ***

(Set CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’)

 

Comments, Questions?, come now with your callsign.    de K7KY

 

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

Late checkin

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

KI6RIT  GE Nick…  I’ll resend the rotation list now…<  K7KY k <STX>

 

 

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K7KY 20152705023501

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:mg:111 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation order

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:mg:125 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation order

KI6RIT Nick  T

KJ6UPE Danon T

KB6NN Howard T

NX6D  David T

W7ZAP Mindy T

K7KY  Doug  T NCS

 

 

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ALL ORCA I began sending the rotation list before saving it with Nick included.  When we come to Mindy W7ZAP in the

rotation order we will use her traffic for relay.

KI6RIT Nick…  will you receive the relay from Mindy on 3.953?  <  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Is there anything special I need to do?

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

KI6RIT  Not much and I’ll give you an overview before we begin.  No big deal.  Thanks

And, you can begin rotation with your traffic or kbd now….<  K7KY k

 

 

Nothing much going on here, I was out of town last week for training. Good evening everyone! :)

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1506>>

*P uupot°edzyroOaF iKJ6UPE  OK Danon…  How are you copying me?  <  K7KY k

ALL ORCA does anyone copy KJ6UPE Danon? <  K7KY k

 

KB6NN   OK Howard, we aren’t hearing Danon, so go ahead with your

traffic…<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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KB6NN 20152705024411

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:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:28 50w, horizontal dipole @ 10′

:fm:13 Howard, KB6NN

:p2:10 Eureka, Ca

:s1:47 Please report my waterfall center frequency TNX

:mg:169 Still trying to get it all together.  Last week FLAMP worked for me for the first time.  Wahoo!  This week, I

will follow up to 3953 and observe the traffic.  73, KB6NN

[WRAP:chksum 277C][WRAP:end]

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NX6D Your turn David…<  K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

 

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:mg:783 I attended the Contest University the day before the Dayton Hamvention began.  It was well worth my time and

money — I learned a lot even though I don’t have plans to become a contester.

 

One thing I learned was about the friction between RTTY contesters and the rest of the world.  They feel very strongly

that they have long ago staked-out sub-bands in the HF bands for their work, and are not concerned if, during contests,

they use frequencies that others use for digital comms, as long as they stay within these “agreed upon” limits.

 

I noted that 3595 is smack in the middle of one of these RTTY sub-bands.  As I recall, that sub-band started at 3580.

We may want to consider all of this.  I should have copies of the slides that were presented that we can study.

 

73

 

NX6D

 

 

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ALL ORCA David’s right about the RTTY contest conflict.  So far, we’ve only been hammered once since we began the net.

That night, we had to move, but we’ve not been bothered since.  They don’t show up too often.

 

Now to the relay.  We’re asking Mindy to relay her message to Nick.  We will all follow them and then return.  Only the

two relay stations will formally log off and back on the net.  The rest of us are just reading the mail.

For relaying  the station holding traffic will usually determine the relay freq, but tonight we’ve already selected

3.593.  When asking the stations to move off freq to pass traffic, the traffic station will contact the receiveng

station before leaving the freq.   They both tell NCS they leaving for traffic.  Upon returning, they come back to the

net freq with ‘RECHECK’ and the sending stations says, ‘one traffic sent’.  Receiving stations RECHECKS with ‘received

one traffic’ .

That’ s it.  any questions before we go? <  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

3593 or 3953 ??

de KB6NN k

 

KB6NN   Go Howard  <  K7KY k

ALL ORCA the relay freq is 3.593  <  K7KY k W7ZAP  Mindy please call Nick and arrange to relay your message…<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KI6RIT  de  W7ZAP

How Copy?

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

I got it

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

OK, I upped my power to 30w.

Let’s QSY to 3.593 for relay…

de  W7ZAP k

 

OK, I will QSY to 3.593.

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

ALL ORCA Let’s follow them and copy the mail.  Please return when they finish…<  K7KY k

 

 

No copy, signal too weak

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KI6RIT  de  W7ZAP How Copy?

de  W7ZAP k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

got you that time

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

 

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:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:22 40w 120′ doublet @ 65′

:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP

:p2:13 Brookings, OR

:d1:10 2015-05-26

:t1:5 1619Z

:sb:43 Upcoming Digital Contests (May 27-31, 2015)

:mg:856

SKCC Sprint: 0000Z-0200Z, May 27

Mode: CW

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Rules: http://www.skccgroup.com/operating_activities/weekday_sprint/

 

CWops Mini-CWT Test: 1300Z-1400Z, May 27 and 1900Z-2000Z, May 27 and 0300Z-0400Z, May 28

Mode: CW

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Rules: http://www.cwops.org/cwt.html

 

NCCC RTTY Sprint: 0145Z-0215Z, May 29

Mode: RTTY

Bands: (see rules)

Rules: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html

 

CQ WW WPX Contest, CW: 0000Z, May 30 to 2359Z, May 31

Mode: CW

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Rules: http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm

 

SARL Digital Contest: 1300Z-1600Z, May 31

Mode: PSK, RTTY

Bands: 80, 40, 20m

Rules:   http://www.sarl.org.za/Document_Store/CONT_20150101_SARL_Contest_Manual_2015.pdf

 

QRP ARCI Hootowl Sprint: 2000 local – 2400 local, May 31

Mode: CW

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m

Rules: http://www.qrparci.org/

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Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

KI6RIT  de  W7ZAP How Copy?

de  W7ZAP k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>

Dropped out for a few seconds in the middle, didn’t open in flmsg

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1504>>

KI6RIT  de  W7ZAP

That’s fine Nick. Let’s return to net and I’ll check-in first.

W7ZAP QSY 3.595

de  W7ZAP k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY  de  W7ZAP

Recheck 1 traffic sent

de  W7ZAP k

 

 

ALL ORCA We’ll wait a moment or two for Nick…  I may have confused him about the process.  Let’s stand by a moment…

<  K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

RECHECK – received one traffic partially

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KI6RIT  Nick… Thanks for doing the relay w/o notice.   Mindy & I learned a bit more about

operating two stations so close together again.   I see the message didnt’ come thru 100%.  Poor band tonight.  The

process was what we wanted to do anyway, not the message.  Thank you both for doing the relay.  It’s not a difficult

process and saves much time on an emergency net.  Not every station needs to copy each message during an operational

net.

OK I’ve a message for the net tonight too   stand by a moment while I do some housekeeping…<  K7KY k

 

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:to:16 ORCA DITIGAL NET

:p1:22 25w/ 180′ double @ 80′

:fm:9 Doug K7KY

:p2:17 QTH: Brookings,OR

:d1:10 2015-05-26

:t1:5 2009L

:sb:21 Parachute Mobile, 10m

:s1:9 Doug K7KY

:mg:875 We are pleased to announce that Mission 20 is scheduled for May 31. Mark, AF6IM and Michael, KF6WRW will be

back in the air taking contacts from around the Greater Bay Area. Accompanying them will be Parachute Mobile—s

illustrious Ground Crew proving live video, APRS and all needed tactical support.

 

UPDATE!! Mark, Jumper 1, will dedicate one or more of his jumps for HF contacts. We were originally going to use 20

meters but now have changed to 10 meters. Look for us at 28.520MHz.

 

The Mission will take place at BayArea Skydiving located at Byron Airport in Byron, CA.

 

Jump Time: We hope to have the first jump commence as close to 1100 hrs as possible.

 

As usual, we have no control over the weather or the operations at the DZ. The mission is always subject to delay or

cancellation.

 

Contact: Rob Fenn, KC6TYD, Parachute Mobile Team Coordinator, KC6TYD@gmail.com

 

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ALL ORCA   Are there any late members or visitors wishing to check in?   de K7KY k

 

K7IFG

 

 

GE Ken…  If you have traffic, now would be the time.  We just arrived at the bottom of rotation.  over to

you…  de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY DE K7IFG  GE DOUG AND THE NET QTC 1 FOR NET IN FLAMP   QTX

 

K7IFG OK Ken… just a moment before you send.  I want to look for KJ6UPE again..   Danon  how copy?   de

K7KY k

 

K7IFG    All ORCA  Ken is sending in flamp.  I’ll call for the first REPORT and then

please follow in rotation.  Ken will send fill blocks after all REPORTS are in…   OK Ken…  de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

QST ORCA DIGI NET DE K7IFG

 

<PROG 18 1ABC>{D372}FLAMP 2.2.02

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<PROG 18 1ABC>{D372}FLAMP 2.2.02

<FILE 33 94D7>{D372}20150527003239:K7IFG-11.p2s

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QST ORCA DIGI NET DE K7IFG BK

 

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

QST ORCA DIGI NET DE K7IFG

 

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QST ORCA DIGI NET DE K7IFG K

 

 

ALL ORCA I’ll send my REPORT first as I’m next in the rotation.  after me Nick will send w/o prompting.  Howard, I

don’t think Danon is with us, so please follow Nick.  If you don’t have flamp running, please just print your callsign.

..  Here comes my REPORT…  de K7KY k

 

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DE K7KY

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DE K7KY K

 

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DE KI6RIT

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KI6RIT K

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

FLAMP running but not working.

de KB6NN k

 

NX6D David   can you send

an flamp REPORT?    de K7KY k

 

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DE NX6D

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DE W7ZAP

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ALL ORCA Well, we did very well with Ken’s flamp message with not the best band conditions tonight.  Next we do a round

of reception reports and comments.  Over to Nick for his remarks…  de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DOH!

de KB6NN k

 

 

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn NC6MC-7.213]<flmsg>2.0.8

:hdr_fm:21

NC6MC 20152705032738

:hdr_ed:21

NC6MC 20152705032738

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:to:8 ORCA Net

:fm:9 Ukiah EOC

:p2:23 25w, 80/40 dipole @ 30′

:d1:10 2015-05-26

:t1:5 2027L

:sb:14 Signal reports

:s1:11 Nick KI6RIT

:mg:225 KJ6UPE – Nothing

KB6NN – 100% copy, substantial signal fade at times

NX6D – 100% copy, thanks for the RTTY info!

W7ZAP – Very weak signal, difficulty copying

K7KY – Moderately strong signal, interesting…

K7IFG – Good signal

[WRAP:chksum 8E6B][WRAP:end]

… end

 

 

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… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn KB6NN-18.213]<flmsg>1.1.34

:hdr_fm:21

KB6NN 20152705032905

:hdr_ed:21

KB6NN 20152705032703

<ics213>

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:28 50w, horizontal dipole @ 10′

:fm:13 Howard, KB6NN

:p2:10 Eureka, Ca

:sb:23 ORCA Digital Net Report

:s1:47 Please report my waterfall center frequency TNX

:mg:1019 KB6NN report:

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Tue 05-26-15 local time

Preamble 100%, Image 70%

KI6RIT Nick  T – 100%

KJ6UPE Danon T – no copy

KB6NN Howard T – me

NX6D  David T – good copy, a few characters had errors in the middle of the text, so FLDIGI said checksum failed but

the computer in my head says no problem – I read it ok.

W7ZAP Mindy T – the QSY was clumsy, but I got there eventually and Mindy was 100% after she upped power – though in the

mud, the program decoded fine and FLMSG.  I don’t know how it does it, but the programmer(s) should be commended!

K7KY  Doug  T NCS – after QSY then came back to net was higher in freq than before the QSY by about 20Hz but I had no

problem copying.  I had QSY’d when Doug first said “All ORCA QSY…”  and had to come back to hear the stations setting

it up before they actually did a QSY, so maybe wait for the relay stations to signal the QSY.  In any event, all is

well.

K7KY Doug T – 100% and FLMSG

K7IFG Ken T – 100% and FLAMP was open but minimized.  DOH!

Howard

 

[WRAP:chksum 4E55][WRAP:end]

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NX6D OK DAvid  over to you for

comments   de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

I have not been able to copy most transmissions from KB6NN.  Transmissions from W7ZAP have been weak, but mostly

readable.  No problem following the QSY to 3593.

 

Good point about not needing to hear everyone in a net, but I’ll point out that net controllers should probably use

antennas that are either aimed towards most of the net, or omnidirectional. Some nets use regional controllers to deal

with this problems (Golden Bear, for instance).

 

I usually run 50 watts on this net.  As far as I know, this does not cause problems for others.  I can easily run a lot

more if necessary.

 

FLAMP message appears to have been received intact without errors.

 

Lots of static crashes tonight, but MFSK has punched through most of it with no problems.

 

de NX6D k

 

W7ZAP   Over to you, Mindy…  de K7KY k

 

 

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W7ZAP copied the following stations:

 

KI6RIT   100% copy KBD (S8/11db/1503WF)

KJ6UPE            No copy

KB6NN 100% copy + FLMSG (S8/12db/1490WF)

NX6D   100% copy + FLMSG (S9/12db/1498WF)

K7KY    100% copy + FLMSG + image (12db/1504WF)

K7IFG   100% copy + FLAMP (S8/8db/1498WF)

 

Band conditions have been terrible today. Too bad we lost Danon KJ6UPE. Nice to have David back this week… Dayton

sounds like fun. The relay exercise is a nice change and good training. Always appreciate Ken K7IFG’s FLAMP messages

(especially now that my FLAMP works correctly!) Howard may be having the same FLAMP issues that Doug and I had. We

resolved it by having FLDIGI autostart FLAMP. Seems odd that it would make FLAMP work, but it solved it for us. I

really appreciate this net and it’s members… I learn a lot here and have fun at the same time.

 

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

 

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-9.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.10

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20152705033617

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20152705023501

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:mg:271 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Reception report, comments:

 

KI6RIT Nick  T  !00% +flmsg

KJ6UPE Danon T  no copy

KB6NN Howard T  100% +flmsg, S-8, 1484 at times

NX6D  David T  100% +flmsg

W7ZAP Mindy T  100% +flmsg  (relay)

K7IFG Ken   T   100% first time, (flamp)

K7KY  Doug  T NCS

 

 

[WRAP:chksum 47CE][WRAP:end]

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ALL ORCA First, Howard’s comments about the relay drill.  We wouldn’t normally all go to the relay freq, but would

remain on freq and continue with net business.  I didn’t think it through completely, I guess.  I was wanting the

remaining members to look over their shoulder and have a chance to copy the message w/o repeating it on net.  I wanted

the members to see the procedure for logging off and back on the net

.

As to David’s thoughts regarding antennas, good idea.   Mindy & I each have a doublet antenna about 90deg apart.  We

also had a GAP Titan 8band vertical, but found it was really degraded by the proximity of the doublets, so we sold it.

 

Unlikely we will add another vertical or yagi.  another solution would be alternate NCS with favorable antenna.  The

alternate NCS position is open and waiting for a occupant.   I’d love to have an alternate or two…

 

Any more comments, observations,etc.  please come now..  de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA de K7IFG  Good evening to all signals are bright on the waterfall.  I was wondering how many copied my

message solid the first time I sent it.  With the band I decided to set the program to send twice.  The Sun

broke thru the clouds this afternoon and suppose to be warmer the rest of the week here.  Digi nets should be

run the same as CW nets using Q and Z signals where possible.  Great net tonite Doug  de K7IFG  k

 

 

K7IFG Ken… Mindy & I copied your message 100% the first time.  Lets go around the circle quickly

and see how everyone else did.  Over to Nick and please follow Nick with your cpy report for Ken…  over to Nick    de

K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Expanded signal report if anyone is interested – if not, that’s fine (didn’t realize it was getting so late!). I copied

Ken’s message the first time through.

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1505>>

KB6NN HOward did you copy Ken’s flamp message the first time 100%   Oops! never mind,

I’m reading the log.  Over to David   de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Good point about CW nets.  SSB nets can tolerate “doubles”.  Some third person simply calls “double” and NCS sorts it

out.  Even CW can stand a certain amount of “double” if QSK is available.  These digital modes can’t deal with doubles,

but we have something else — the waterfall.  We can mulitplex calls visually.  I think we should work on that more.

 

de NX6D k

 

NX6D David, did you copy Ken’s flamp message on the first transmission…  de

K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Roger — 100% copy

 

de NX6D k

 

K7IFG There you have it, Ken… Everyone except Howard copied 100% on the first pass.

de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

de k7ifg  thats great  will have to turn the pwr down a bit next week.  running 50 watts here tonite.

 

 

ALL ORCA Not all stations are able to run 50-100w digitally.  Mindy & I are using Yaesu FT-857D’s.  The small HF rigs

don’l like the heavy duty cycle and don’t have sufficient heat sinks for full power digital modes.  I try to keep my

rig below 40w and seldom have needed that much power, so far.

 

Any more comments before we close?

de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

FLAMP worked for me tonight.  I had it minimized.  Not sure if I doubled with my report on top of someone else, but all

is well.  A little dissppointed that freq wasn’t stellar here, but oh well, try again.  Another puzzle to solve.  This

is a learning net.    KB6NN

 

kKB6NN Thanks Howard…  You’re right about the learning.  I’m learning

quite a bit every net session.  Thanks to the members who bring lots of experience and expertice to the net.

 

So, everyone copied Ken’s flamp message 100% the frist transmission.  Good work.   If there’s no more net business we

can close for the evening.  Nick, hang around a minute if you can…  de K7KY k

 

<MODE:MFSK32>ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

5/27/2015 03:55Z

All stations are welcome to remain on frequency to qso, explore, and experiment

Thank you for taking part in the net tonight..  We appreciate your participation..

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de NX6D k

 

KI6RIT   KI6RIT   Nick  thanks for staying a minute.  I wondering if you can turn off the ID at the

conclusion of transmission?  Maybe it’s configured for other tasks at the EOC and if so, it’s not too important.  If

you don’t need it on, it will save a moment or two at each transmission.. over to you..  de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Is this better?

de KI6RIT k

 

KI6RIT   That’s it. Thanks.  I hope you don’t need it there at the

EOC…  de K7KY k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

I don’t think so, at least I don’t remember if it is. One of our club members wrote up a guide for using MT63-2k on 2

meters locally, he might have specified it there and set the laptop as such when he brought it here.

KI6RIT

 

OK, if he needs it on, it’s not a big problem here.  Thanks for helping me with

the relay tonight.  I can see I need to give a bit more thought before net time.  It’s not really difficult.  Ken’s

right about using the Q & Z codes.  I’d best brush up on those soon….   thanks again.  73   cu next time   Doug K7KY

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

I’ve been meaning to do split ORCA/EOC fldigi installs, so that works out. I’ll do that tonight before I head out,

probably needs updating anyway :). I would imagine there’s less need for ID’ing and whatnot on VHF.

de KI6RIT k

 

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

73

Before RSID: <<2015-05-27T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>>

73 gn

 

 

 

 

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