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ORCA DIGITAL NET 26/sep/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA out@2000
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out, recheck@Comments
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

The band was so-so for digital comms tonight. Early ck-in was brisk and kept me pretty busy. The pace persisted throughout the net. 12 ck-ins and all active. Although I’m busy, I realize you experience periods of waiting during the net. Thanks for staying focused and engaged.

Mindy W7ZAP began the FLAMP exercise in DOMX-22. The first REPORTS from UT indicated it was not printing well there. She switched back to MFSK-32 and we eventually CONFIRMED all station. We had some doubling during the REPORT round, but completed the exercise easily. ORCA practice routines are a bit more complex than other digital nets. It takes awhile to learn these routines well enough to execute them easily. That’s why we practice. The more we practice digital traffic handling, the more likely we will weather difficult circumstances with aplomb.

Good to see Craig KD7CL and Pat KA7PAT back again. Both live in Coos Co. OR, our northern neighbor. It’s so nice to have new Ops welcomed aboard by the veterans. ORCA is a bit more demanding of focus and attention than most digital nets. Participating with the veterans makes learning easier for new arrivals and they come up to speed w/o undue angst. I’m not concerned with errors and mistakes. I make mistakes nearly every net. Tonight I kept striking a key by mistake that activated the Preamble macro. I didn’t know macros could be activated by keystroke.

Thanks to Brad WA7HHE for copying the WINMOR station callsign. This station has adopted 3.581 the last couple months just as we begin early ck-in. Last night they were stronger than ever. I’ll try to contact the station and see if we can work something out.

Here’s reception indicators from UT & CA tonight.

RX: W1EEP  UT RX: NB6NN  CA

More Ops are completing the FLAMP exercise and submitting it in Traffic round. Good work. The exercises are intended to give practice in parsing instructions, file manipulation, and net focus. The questions are sometimes interesting, but our focus is message handling practice. One Op feels we’re wasting time calling each Op for a REPORT during the exercise. Other nets let members send REPORTs w/o order. This might complete the exercise more quickly on occasion, but doesn’t provide every Op with the opportunity to practice the complete message evolution. W/o order on a digital net, there’s lots of doubles. Doubles also waste time. We’re learning and practicing the tools and skills of effecient traffic handling. Speed will come with practice.

We try to keep the net moving briskly to minimize time between activity for each member.

FLDLGI is a complex and powerful app. It takes some time to become familiar with the traffic handling features.  Thanks to the net, I’m learning more about FLDIGI all the time. With your support and participation, Mindy & I are learning digital NCS. We couldn’t do it w/o you.  The members are the net.  Thanks for coming tonight.  I hope to see you all again next Tuesday evening on 3.581.

73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ————

QRL? QRL? < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

KB6NN

KB6NN < K7KY GE Howard tu < K7KY

K7KY DE WA7HHE K

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad tu < K7KY

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene ur on the roster too < K7KY

de K6QOG Bill in Cedar City k

K7KY < KA7PAT

RIVERTON, OREGON

PAT

ICOM 7410 102′ END FED USING AH4 TUMER

K6QOG < K7KY GE Bill tu BREAK

KA7PAT < K7KY GE Pat tu < K7KY

K7KY DE WA7HHE, DOUG RE THE WINMOR STATION I COPIED AB7AA TUCSON AZ STATION A

ORCA de ke6sls ke6sls k

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:sb:9 Test Test

:s1:5 Craig

:p3:12 f this goes

:mg:106 All is well in Riverton…if this connects…Drag and Drop is working …new stuff id tuff on this old guy

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KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye tu BREAK KD7CL Craig I’m ck-ing u in < K7KY

KD7CL de ke6sls

ur flmsg works, but it cut off too quickly and didn’t send the

EOF <END OF FILE> info necessary for us to get flmsg to open,

just FYI OM< great signal

de ke6sls standiong by

kk6rky>>>kk6rky>>> Good evening Doug and the ORCA net from Erik in Trinity Center

de kk6rky k

KK6RKY < K7KY GE Erik ur on the log tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA out@2000

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

WA7HHE < K7KY TU for catching the WINMOR ID I hope we can work out a co existance < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

ORCA de ke6sls

need to check IN/OUT for traffice

will be back for comments. have work to do right nw

\tu

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye RECHECK when u return tu < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA out@2000

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

09/26/2017 19:31 PDT

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

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 practice traffic? 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 cursor @ 1500

ENABLE: RxID, AFC

DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID

DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone*

* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

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

FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

—–

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

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

I hope u copied the preamble I found I’d bumped the VFO knob a couple hz sri any further ck-ins? < K7KY

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

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:mg:390 ORCA DIGITAL NET 26/sep/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 11

Stations:

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA out@2000

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 19 September 2017

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex39.txt’, an FLMSG

/FLAMP exercise using the BLANK form. Complete the exercise

instructions and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC using FLAMP,

or send your own practice traffic, or QRU.

During Traffic round, you can experiment with different modes. Make

your best choice for current condx. Enable TxID so all stations follow.

We don’t fill practice traffic during Traffic round. You can arrange an

after-net fill during Comment round if you want to fill a practice msg.

Reminder: You can check-in or break in during net by printing your

callsign on the waterfall with VideoID. In MFSK-32, I can read a station

printing text @ 1500 and copy callsign VideoIDs printed @ either side

around 1000 or 2000.

Instructions for printing your callsign on the waterfall with ViedeoID

are on the website. See: http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/macros/.

Your callsign in VideoID is easier to read when it’s printed large and

horizontal on either side of 1500.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

All ORCA next is the weekly FLAMP exercise by Mindy W7ZAP give us a moment to change antennas over to Mindy < K7KY

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP mode will be DOMX22 < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 6D6C>{3688}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 3805>{3688}20170926202222:ex39.txt

<ID 25 2A78>{3688}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 AE2D>{3688}378 6 64

<DATA 72 E750>{3688:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open

<DATA 72 1DB4>{3688:2} the ICS-213 form and create the file ‘URCALL_ex39.b2s.

Copy thi

<DATA 72 4409>{3688:3}s question to the new file and add your answer.

How many years

<DATA 72 B3B4>{3688:4}have you ben licensed as an Amateur Radio Op?

In TRAFFIC round,

<DATA 72 A896>{3688:5} send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

own practice

<DATA 66 C589>{3688:6} msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 E273>{3688:EOF}

<CNTL 10 427F>{3688: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 …

KB6NN

DE KB6NN

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 15 9449> ²88}CONFIRMED

DE KB6NN K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 12 BBD1>{3688}4 5 6

DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 12 E2D0>{3688}1 4 5

DE W1EEP K

K6QOG

DE k6qog

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 14 538Ae.zJ 3 5 6

DE k6qog K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Im going to resend in MFSK32…

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 6D6C>{3688}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 3805>{3688}20170926202222:ex39.txt

<ID 25 2A78>{3688}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 AE2D>{3688}378 6 64

<DATA 72 E750>{3688:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In FLMSG, open

<DATA 72 1DB4>{3688:2} the ICS-213 form and create the file ‘URCALL_ex39.b2s.

Copy thi

<DATA 72 4409>{3688:3}s question to the new file and add your answer.

How many years

<DATA 72 B3B4>{3688:4}have you ben licensed as an Amateur Radio Op?

In TRAFFIC round,

<DATA 72 A896>{3688:5} send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

own practice

<DATA 66 C589>{3688:6} msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 E273>{3688:EOF}

<CNTL 10 427F>{3688:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

WA7HHE

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 15 9449>{3688}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 15 9449>{Y688}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

K6QOG

DE k6qog

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 15 9449>{3688}CONFIRMED

DE k6qog K

KA7PAT

KE6SLS

KD7CL

to track and only got the list of check insmt~/eo#70920-115727¼hwc

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:to:3 NCS

:d1:10 2017-09-19

:sb:9 Test Test

:s1:5 Craig

:p3:12 f this goes

:mg:163 All is well in Riverton…if this connects…Drag and Drop is working …new stuff is tuff on this old guy…5th year in radio…Your signal

is great this evening.

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We’re in the FLAMP round and Im looking for REPORTS … KA7PAT do you have FLAMP report? < W7ZAP

ka7pat riger is on

KD7CL < W7ZAP do you have FLAMP report? < W7ZAP

KK6RKY

DE kk6rky

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 15 9449>{3688}CONFIRMED

DE kk6rky K

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 15 9449>{3688}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 15 9449>{3688}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K7KY < W7ZAP Had a couple stations miss the file… we can fill after net if they’d like BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy no problem with the exercise.. this is why we practice this is the right net to have errors we all

learn from mistakes too I think a couple stations doubled in the report round BREAK

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

K7KY < KA7PAT ALL THE BLOCKS CAME IN SAYS 100%

KA7PAT < K7KY FB Pat go ahead & send ur REPORT if u can… < K7KY

KA7PAT … CHECKING TO SEE WHERE TO DO THAT.. REPLY?

KA7PAT < K7KY abt mid up on the rt side of tx tab press REPORT button and then OK RX tab sri < K7KY

MISSING 15 9449>{3688}CONFIRMED

DE KA7PAT K

KR7KR Oops! KA7PAT < K7KY FB Pat and u can disable the CW ID at the end of every tX tu BREAK KD7CL Craig

do u hv a REPORT? < K7KY

DE KD7CL

File : ex39.txt

<MISSING 15 9449>{3688}CONFIRMED

DE KD7CL K

KD7CL < K7KY FB Craig tu everyone filled the message tonight… very good work all… NOw, on to the Traffic round we

begin with Howard KB6NN < K7KY

F1}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 DBEF>{44F1}2017092702452 vÀvRlQku4F1}KB6NN Howard, Eureka, Ca/5 CF42>{44F1}281 3 128

<DATA 136 6BD0 ln# gJKccyEAAADfXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BqhBYmu5ykIZXXbLlfc4u2CajhGaMx5GJIYxe0Xee0 vO#icmA16>{44

F1:2}pw/1sFFyf3e8oORFdCQoA40xNyenGYwKEQaGo+8C3WuPNPO7sHExNOKuEecRGbtWBQhfGcQUxybMXBegyFQT7r8JOquTZgfNRYeZpGXI

HG9wXXlWJuwJQPiT1Il0zTs9

<DATA 33 ws x h o3ini }GHsit8<CNTL 10 954A>{44F1:EOF}

<CNTL 10 3546>{44F1:EOT}

DE KB6NN K

KB6NN Howard I forgot to switch our antennas and missed a bit during deep fades, but Mindy copied u 100% & that’s ur report

73 & cu nxt time thanks for working with us BREAK next up is Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

N7SND checking in. FLAMP msg copied

N7SND < K7KY RR Larry tu I’ll add you to the roster and resend it before we move on BRAD standby a moment.. <

K7KY

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:mg:418 ORCA DIGITAL NET 26/sep/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12

Stations:

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA out@2000

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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WA7HHE < K7KY OK Brad ur turn for traffic… < K7KY

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:inc:24 Weekly Training Exercise

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:28 Digital Traffic Training Net

:fm:6 WA7HHE

:p2:7 RADO Op

:d1:8 09/26/17

:t1:6 13:49L

:sb:54 After Hurricane Irma, Many Ask: How Safe Are Shelters?

:s1:6 WA7HHE

:p3:7 RADO Op

:mg:581 “We had so many people turned away from shelters because they were full — which is amazing that could happen in the state

of Florida,” said Marla Kibbe, a seafood market employee and mobile home park resident who managed to find a condo for shelter and

brought four other women with her. “One woman was 95 years old, but she got turned away from a shelter because she had a dog and

they wouldn’t let her in. Another lady had medical needs and they couldn’t accommodate her.”

Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/After-Hurricane-Irma-Many-Ask-How-Safe-are-Shelters.html

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WA7HHE < K7KY Well, that’s not so good to hear… the people who seemed to need more care were getting less.. BREAK W1EEP Gene ur next < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 320A>{90EF}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 42 4979>{90EF}20170927024839:ex39 URCALL W1EEP.txt

<ID 18 F178>{90EF}W1EEP DM37DJ

<SIZE 13 C523>{90EF}46 1 64

<DATA 54 DFCD>{90EF:1}I HAVE BEEN A HAM OPERATOR FOR 5 YEARS THANKS

<CNTL 10 712A>{90EF:EOF}

<CNTL 10 D126>{90EF:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex39 URCALL W1EEP.txt

<MISSING 15 DD78>{90EF}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W1EEP FB Gene nice work on the exercise… tu BREAK now to Bill K6QOG < K7KY

K6ETA PpC4}k6qog CEDAR CITY DM37lr

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<CNTL 10 575D>{B8C4:EOT}

DE k6qog K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 B2A8>{B8C4}PREAMBLE

DE K7KY K

K7KY DE k6qog

<PROG 18 6DAB>{B8C4}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 0659>{B8C4}20170927025336:K6QOG-ex39.b2s

<ID 30 55D4>{B8C4}k6qog CEDAR CITY DM37lr

<SIZE 14 7781>{B8C4}209 4 64

<CNTL 10 F751>{B8C4:EOF}

<CNTL 10 575D>{B8C4:EOT}

DE k6qog K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : K6QOG-ex39.b2s

<MISSING 15 9FB5>{B8C4}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K6QOG < K7KY Bill ur TX was solid I was doing some housekeeping and douiible with u BREAK next is Pat KA7PAT < K7KY

KA7PAT NO TRAFIC STILL LEARNING

KA7PAT < K7KY

KA7PAT < K7KY RR Pat ur doing fine tu BREAK next up

for traffic is Craig KD7CL < K7KY

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:d1:10 2017-09-19

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:s1:5 Craig

:p3:12 f this goes

:mg:91 .new stuff is tuff on this old guy…5th year in radio…Your signal is great this evening.

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KD7CL < K7KY FB Craig nice work tu BREAK next for Traffic is Erik KK6RKY < K7KY

QST DE kk6rky

<PROG 18 EA9F>{B660}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 7E51>{B660}20170927025358:kk6rky_ex39.213

<ID 35 2B49>{B660}kk6rky Trinity Center Ca CN80

<SIZE 14 8416>{B660}341 6 64

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<CNTL 10 98F9>{B660:EOT}

DE kk6rky K

KK6RKY < K7KY RGr Erik nice work turning the exercise around so quickly ur kicking with the big DOGs

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 19 September 2017

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex39.KK6RKY < K7KY Oops! sri Erik I’m still learning how to type with one short finger and making a few extra mistakes tonight.. BREAK next is Steve K6ETA < K7KY

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 8C2C>{A307}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 75DF>{A307}20170927030202:ex39.213

<ID 29 D87D>{A307}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 FE79>{A307}381 5 80

<DESC 18 1566>{A307}ORCA Traffic

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DE K6ETA K

K6ETA < K7KY TU Steve…. nice work too… I might think abt making the exercise more challenging u guys are making it look easy BREAK next is Larry N7SND < K7KY

N7SND Larry u hve traffic tonight? < K7KY

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:mg:449 While emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies, they may not be immediately

available in a catastrophic disaster. In such a situation,

members of the community may be on their own for several days or longer. They may have to rely on their own resources for food,

water, first aid, and shelter, and neighbors or coworkers may have to provide immediate assistance to those who are hurt or need other

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:mg:449 While emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies, they may not be immediately

available in a catastrophic disaster. In such a situation,

members of the community may be on their own for several days or longer. They may have to rely on their own resources for food,

water, first aid, and shelter, and neighbors or coworkers may have to provide immediate assistance to those who are hurt or need other

help.

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N7SND < K7KY RR Larry us small town folks need to keep this in mind for sure… and good condx u can send once tu

BREAK next is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Oops! again…. Mindy is QRU

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

ORCA d ke6sls

back to the net!

tu

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye ur just in time for the Comment round… we begin with Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

K7KY and ORCA net de WA7HHE, BIG welcome to the new stations tonight, hang in there learning the programs is a blast, and amazing what they can do. Band condx good for the stations am able to copy here in Southern Utah.

Big thanks to Doug and Mindy keeping the net up an going considering all you guys went through having to evac due to the wildland fire.

Always enjoy the net, good bunch of folks here.

73’s Brad- WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY Tnx, Brad… for sure we too really enjoy the net and the Ops who are really what the net is…

BREAK next for comments is Gene W1EEP < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP RR Good to be back on the net as have had company and out of town the last few weeks. Good to see you

and Mindy back and up to speed. Safe and sound that is great thanks for all you do and the net it is great 73’s to all on the net.

W1EEP < K7KY TU Gene always good to have u aboard with us and I forgot to say when Brad mentioned the newer Ops we really are happy to have them aboard and, don’t fret too much abt mistakes this is a learning and practice net have fun with us while we learn.. BREAK over to Bill K6QOG < K7KY

K7KY de K6QOG Doug, I like these easy practice msgs because I have been away and it is good to be refreshed where to look for msgs how to change the heading to my call sign etc. Easy gives confidence. Your one finger is doing great!!

I hope you survive the fire without any loss.

73 to all and have a good week

K7KY de K6QOG k

K6QOG < K7KY Tnx Bill we’ve brought all our stuff back home now and the next task is to put it all away again… BREAK next for Comments is Pat KA7PAT < K7KY

K7KY <KA7PAT DON’T MAKE THE EXERCISES TOO TOO HARD TOO FAST :-)

I AM NOT SURE WHERE TO TURN OFF THE CW AT THE END OF EACH TX

IS IT UNDER CONFIG?

THIS IS REALLY A GREAT NET,.. KNOWN ABOUT IT FOR SOMETIME BUT STATION IS JUST BEING

MORE USEFUL WITH ALL THE OTHER THINGS I DO DAILY. REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING MORE.

ANY IDEA WHERE AND WHAT TYPES OF MACROS TO MAKE CAN BE FOUND?

KA7PAT < K7KY RR Pat.. stick around a few minutes after net & I’ll help u with the cW ID and macro question too

BREAK now over to Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

TU Doug.

ARS ke6sls, Eureka, California

running 40 watts to a low, short inverted dipole.

Using a Kenwood ts570Dg on solar charged batteries.

I hope everyone is staying tuned to PBS and watching the Viet Nam documentory. It has been very much an eye opening experience

for this ham.

Tonight my noise floor is s6 on my meter.

k7ky s9 10db, p5, 100% cp

WA7HHE s6, -5db, 100% , flmsg abt 75%

K6QOG s6 -10db, 90%

KD7CL s9 3db, 100% cp even with double

KA7PAT s9 4db, 100% kb, need to disable CW ID

KK6RKY s7 -6, 100% cp, nc flamp :(

K6ETA s9 10db, 100% flamp

KD7CL s7 5db, 100% cp, last flmsg worked PERFECTLY! Good work OM!

kb6nn s8 4db, 100% cp

W1EEP s6 -7db, 90% cp flamp!

K6QOG s6 -12db, about 60% flamp–missing 1, 2

N7SND s6 -12db, about 40% cp

I can tell Doug is still on alternate antenna after the flamp ex. :)

flamp again decided to NOT TALK to fldigi! grrr, did not cp ex tonight.

sorry I had to cut out on traffic round. I bought a used wood stove tonight, and freind came over to help me unload the bugger from my

truck. HEAVY. PG&E bills are killing me!

ka7pat is doing a lot of doubling tonight making it hard to cp NCS.

Sure is great to have Erik back! Was good to hear you Sunday monring on the 3.855LSB phone net!

Low bands do seem a bit better than they have been. Glad for that.

Glad NCS is home, safe and sound. Garage sale?? :) So many fires this year!

That’s about it from here. TU all!

73

Jaye, ke6sls

KE6SLS < K7KY FB Jaye tnx for an informative report & comments

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 19 September 2017It’s so weird anyway sometimes I miss the right key and the key I hit somehow

starts a macro how that happens, I don’t know anyway, Again welcome to the new stations and don’t worry about errors if you make the same errors for a year, we may have to dicipline you (-: BREAK next is Craig KD7CL < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de KD7CL KD7CL Each week it tends to be easier…guess need to use these skills more often…great Net tonight BTU

KD7CL < K7KY RR Craig ur doing great stick with us awhile and u’ll be an expert.. BREAK

next to Erik KK6RKY < K7KY

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Icom 7100 50W, OCF dipole

K7KY s9 +18 dB 7:30 pm

Image +10 dB Almost perfect!

Roster 100% no checksum errors

Announcement 100%

Exercise FLAMP DOMX22 +10 dB 100%

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA out@2000 +8 dB 100%

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT +10 dB FLMSG (shelters) 100% no errors

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT + 5 dB FLAMP 100%

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT +4 dB (double) 80% unassigned then 100% with fill

KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR + 8 dB keyboard

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR + 10 dB FLMSG 100% no checksum errors

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA exercise 39

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA +12 dB FLAMP 100%

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT + 3 dB FLMSG 100% first time

Thanks Mindy and Doug for another fun net!

I think that the exercises are very good at helping us think and act in real time as well as multi-task so a challange is a good thing.

73,

Erik

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KKK6RKY < K7KY TU Erik nice report tu and good to c u copied DOMX22 it’s faster than MFSK32 but not as robust the

distant stations were not doing well with it tonight and I appreciate ur thoughts on the exercises… the questions are sometimes a bit

lame, as I’m more focused on teh exercise and elements of housekeeping while handling traffic… BREAK next for comments is Steve

K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Hi Doug,

Sri no signal rpt tonight, I got distracted by too many things locally.

Mindy’s Domino FLAMP came through 100% here. Everyone is fairly

strong this evening – much better than last week.

Hope you get settled in without much ado. I very much appreciate

this net being here, and all the work you and Mindy do to keep it fun

and useful.

73 de K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY FB Steve tns for the feedback on ORCA we really enjoy doing the net each week and mostly we enjoy working with all of you BREAK next up is Larry N7SND < K7KY

N7SND < K7KY Larry ur up for comments… < K7KY

W7ZAP < K7KY Mindy, ur turn for comments… < K7KY

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W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KB6NN 100% copy KBD VideoID, FLAMP(S8) s/n=4dB

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD (S8) s/n=9dB

W1EEP 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S8) s/n=6dB

K6QOG 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) s/n=5dB

KA7PAT 100% copy KBD (S9 +10) s/n=10dB

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD (S9 +10) s/n=8dB

KD7CL 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9 +10) s/n=9dB

KK6RKY 100% copy KBD, FLAMP, FLMSG (S9 +10) s/n=11dB

K6ETA 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) s/n=10dB

N7SND 100% copy KBD (S8) s/n=4d

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

Great to have KA7PAT and KD7CL with us from Coos county (neighbors to our north). DOMX22 didin’t do as well as I had hoped… but

MFSK32 is always impressive (especially with Doug’s antenna!). Band condx seem very good… solid copy on all. Great to see everyone

on the WF tonight.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

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W7ZAP < K7KY

Tnx Mindy nice report I hope everyone appreciate the details as Mindy is often busy making this report and that leaves me on y my own and sometimes I fall behind and get worried (-: BREAK any further comments for the net or questions? < K7KY

All ORCA Thanks for you patience and attention the net can get long when we have lots of ck-ins thanks again for working with us

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 09/26/2017 20:53 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to work with you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 Doug K7KY

KA7PAT < K7KY Pat give me a moment < K7KY

K7KY de N7SND Thanks for letting me jump in late. Enjoyed the opportunity to learn more abt the procedures and capabilities. Good to have Doug and Mindy back in full operation after such a significant challenge. You were certainly tested to the limit. de N7SND

N7SND < K7KY Tnx, Larry it’s good to hv our lives returning to something like normal maybe we don’t want to go all the way back to normal, but close anyway.. thanks for working with us cu next week 73 Doug K7KY

KA7PAT < K7KY Pat u can turn off the CW closing ID in the Config menu @ ID/CW uncheck CW Postamble ID <K7KY

KA7PAT < K7KY hw cpy? < K7KY

SEE YOU FINE

KA7PAT < K7KY OK u can disable CW Postamble ID in the Config menu @ ID/CW tab uncheck

CW postamble ID < 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
14.066 MHz USB
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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


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

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

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
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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
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Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
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