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ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/Apr/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 31
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
__NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
__KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
__K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
__KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX VidID
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA Late
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only

We misjudged band condx tonight. A prediction of, ‘Unsettled’, usually means the band will be poor, but still suitable for data modes. Tonight, Unsettled meant Unusable for some stations. Dave K7DV in particular had difficulty copying the net; Dave, in Idaho Falls,ID, was the most distant station until Rick K0KEX checked in later from Smithville,MO with VidID.

Check the Signal Evaluation images below. Propagation varied for nearly every station. Some had good condx early, but poor condx later. Others experienced the opposite.  A few stations had consistently good or poor condx throughout the net.

We’re just beginning the exploration of FLDIGI Macro development. Many of you are already familiar with Macros, but some are new to their function and value.  We’ll begin with the most basic Macro Tags (Commands), creating simple useful Macros.  In no time, you’ll see how easy they are to construct and how easily existing Macros can be repurposed by editing. We’ll appreciate your comments and suggestions. Tonight we learned how a single word in Exercise instructions enables or hinders comprehension and implementation. Writing clear and concise instructions is challenging; we’re working on it.

Notes for working all digital nets:
When you can’t copy a dependable net like ORCA, that’s likely to be operating despite condx at your QTH, it’s unwise to just transmit into the void, hoping you won’t QRM anyone and NCS will log you, and you’ll magically copy confirmation.

Check-in is a key component of every net. For all net, it’s important to follow ck-in protocols. NCS usually publishes what they want at ck-in. ORCA DIGITAL NET is focused on training. Training correctly, means working correctly. An important part of training is setting correct examples for incoming Operators. One ck-in Macro does not work for nets with different ck-in Protocols. If you’re still sending your name, QTH, grid-square, age, etc, please review ORCA ck-in Protocol. We send it numerous times every session. We want to set correct examples for incoming Ops. Check yourself; does your ck-in string match Protocol? Simple ORCA ck-in Macros are here: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/

Here’s a ck-in convention few seem to understand. Example: To Ck-In, pse send, NAME QTH [TRAFFIC]. In conventional computer language, Brackets [] are used to indicate optional choices. [TRAFFIC] means, if you have traffic, you list it. If you have no traffic, you send only your NAME & QTH. Sending ‘No Traffic’ is redundant, wasting time and bandwidth. If you don’t have items in Brackets, you send nothing about that item.

Thanks for sending Signal Evaluation images and your kind words and ongoing support. Without you, we would not be a digital training net.

Images from the net:

RX #1: K7HDX Cedar City, UT
RX #2: K7HDX Cedar City, UT
RX #1: K7NOJ Camas, WA
RX #2: K7NOJ Camas, WA
RX #1: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #2: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #1: KC7MAW Port Orchard, WA
RX #2: KC7MAW Port Orchard, WA
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #2: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #1: W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX #2: W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX #1: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #1: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #2: KM7H Addy, WA
RX #1: NQ6F Eureka, CA
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ

Remember to support these digital nets, conducted by ORCA Colleagues; four are on 3.581,
our Western-US digital watering-hole:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/USA)

Wednesday, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1915m/0215z, 3.581+1500, MT63-1kL, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, 20M Digital Net, 1200C/1800z, 14.065+1500, Olivia 16/1K, Dave WB0KGN/NCS Steve W7WSV/Alt/NCS (USA)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us tonight. We appreciate your participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
BK
Was the other stn W1EEP?? I have u Gene < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VEJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
BK
Next < W7ZAP

DE W1EEP QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
BK
other stn agn… no print < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB6NN Howard Eureka,Ca QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB6NN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
Good to cu Howard
BK
Next? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW < W7ZAP QSL Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA BK
QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < W7ZAP/NCS

W7ZAP DE W1EEP DID YOU GET ME MINDY THE BAND IS REAL BAD TONIGHT

QRZ ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX k

W5CLE W5CLE QNX

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < NCS

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

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KI7TPD*

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

NQ6F, QNX

NQ6F < K7KY TU Rus
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KYvlæ´hi6oee tn

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < K7KY GE Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NQ6F < W7ZAP We have u checked in Rus TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY/NCS < WA7HHE s/n -2 to -7 db 1 QST

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
tnx Brad < NCS

W6ADZ QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX

QRZ ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

K7HDX

K7HDX < K7KY RR Ron TU
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT < NCS

KJ7HMV Gary Reno, NV QNX

KJ7HMV < K7KY TU Gary
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX < NCS

N7SND Larry Cedar City, Utah QNX

N7SND < K7KY TU Larry
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
<< K7DV, David >>
Age: 70
Rig: Icom 746
Pwr: 35 Watts
Ant: Delta Loop
OS: Windows 10
Soau F^1.18.11
Web:
Email: k7dv.dave@gmail.com

K7DV < K7KY RR Dave TU
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
Dave pse just send ur call to ck-in Active tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

QRZ ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de K7DV standing by for the ORCA Net 35 watts QRU

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY

QRZ ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de K7DV standing by for the ORCA Net 35 watts QRU

K7DV < K7KY Dave I already hv u tu < K7KY

Y7SJM WY7SJM QNX

WY7SJM < K7KY TU Steve
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de KL7RI, John, Reno, NV QNX

KL7RI < K7KY TU John
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY

<NCS> W6DLW QRU

W6DLW < K7KY GE Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < K7KY

NCS de ke6sls*
TU k

W6DLW* < K7KY GE Dennis
W6DLW* Dennis Cedar Ci

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

ORCA < KG7VVN *

KG7VVN* < K7KY GE Bruno
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de K7DV standd¤ôy for the ORCA Net

KS6M

KS6M < K7KY GE John
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

2021-04-27 19:30:16p 02:30:16z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

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

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

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

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

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Exercise is brisk, Stay focused.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and
FILL/CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

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)

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

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

KR7KR QNX pse
de KR7KR k

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

K7NOJ K7NOJ

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

K7NOJ QNX

K7NOJ < K7KY TU Randy
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX < NCS

W6DLW < K7KY Dennis pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < K7KY

W6DLW: Relaying 4 ORCA Digital Net NCS Not Coping NCS?
Check in here…

W6DLW

K7KY K7KY de KB7VX KB7VX QNX

W6DLW W6DLW de KB7VX KB7VX QNX

RR Dennis tu BK
KB7VX < K7KY GE Bruce

KB7VX < K7KY TU Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX < NCS
Çing in:

W6DLW W6DLW de KB7VX KB7VX QNX

W6DLW < K7KY Dennis pse tell Bruce he’s QNX tu < K7KY

KB7VX < K7KY Bruce hw cpy? < NCS
W6DLW

KB7VX de KB7VX poor reception of NCS TONITE . -2 to -5 db

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

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20212804024049
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:884 ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/Apr/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 28
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 5873][WRAP:end] … end

Does anyone need Roster resent? < NCS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex217.txt’, with two ADVANCED Exercises. If you complete an ADVANCED Exercise, send it when NCS calls for your Traffic. CONFIRM 100% copy of the primary file before working an ADVANCED Exercise. Monitoring stations can FILL or CONFIRM Exercise files in the after-net Monitor’s Session.

We seldom miss publishing the Net Report and Log. We were simply tired. By Thursday evening, we’d forgotten much of what we would report. Anyway, we’ve settled down and returned to ‘new normal’ (-:

If you’ve been following the morph of SATERN Int’l Digital Net into 20m Digital Net, and our hope to sustain the energy and inertia generated over 8yrs, you might be feeling a little disappointed. Sustaining a daytime 20m net established with the support of a 1KW remote station in Texas is a bit more than two dedicated Ops can accomplish alone. The powerful Texas remote was key to SATERN’s Coast2Coast coverage. Dave WB0KGN Relayed for SATERN
for years. He has a 20m rotatable beam and a good signal from Minnesota. Still, he doesn’t cover the area served by the Texas remote. Steve W7WSV in Arizona also has a good signal, but it doesn’t compare to 1KW in Mid-USA. Beside 1KW, the remote has a rotatable beam.

Dave and Steve are doing their best to continue digital training for 40-50 regular members, but they are at their technical limits. Without a strong central-USA station, the net will have to rely on Relay stations. So far, no one has offered to help them. If this doesn’t change soon, 20m Digital Net will follow SATERN into oblivion. And, that may be it’s fate. Running a dependable digital net takes dedication, time, and energy. Today, people have numerous unusual challenges and crucial priorities. Maintaining SATERN’s energy and inertia may be a bridge too far. We’ll see.

On a lighter note, we’ve added Macro development to the FLDIGI Advanced Exercise. Macros are important tools for digital Operators. They save time and energy. Repetitive typing is reduced to a single mouse click. Entire files are sent with one click. Extensive computer skills are not required to create or alter simple Macros. Macro Exercises will initially be simple; if you’re already familiar with Macros, bear with us as we begin with basic Macro Tags. Your comments are welcome and encouraged. This is new training turf for ORCA.

If you would like email notice when the Net Report is posted, write: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com
Test images reflect your path to NCS. (more file location/manipulation practice)

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

dy W7AP
Next is the FLAMP Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
CONFIRM primary file to NCS b4 working the ADVANCED Exercise.

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise begins in PSK-250R, (220wpm, 250hz).
We’ll fill with THOR-50×1, (176wpm, 900hz), and MFSK-32 (120wpm, 630hz).
Check your Filters, WIDE mode Ahead…. < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:49Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>
yR oORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 EDD4>{34A9}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 D530>{34A9}20210427190300:ex217.txt
<ID 17 A959>{34A9}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 739B>{34A9}870 14 64
<FILE 30 D530>{34A9}20210427190300:ex217.txt
<ID 17 A959>{34A9}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 739B>{34A9}870 14 64
<DATA 72 D23E>{34A9:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 E0F4>{34A9:2}
—–

ADVANCED Exercises, send 1 for Traffic

Scroll up i
<DATA 72 E931>{34A9:3}n the RX buffer to Announcements and COPY the first sentence
in
<DATA 72 A94B>{34A9:4} the 2nd paragraph. Create a new file in your PC Text Editor na
<DATA 72 039F>{34A9:5}med,
‘URCALL_ex217.txt. PASTE in the Copied sentence and SAVE.
<DATA 72 4EFF>{34A9:6}

In TRAFFIC Round, send this file in FLAMP. B4 sending, change
<DATA 72 2B58>{34A9:7} ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 7

Or

Macro Creation Exercise

Create
<DATA 72 8D47>{34A9:8} a simple Macro using Tags <TX>(Transmit) and <RX>(Receive). Ope
<DATA 72 E375>{34A9:9}n the
Macro Editor by right clicking a blank Macro button. In t
<DATA 73 9BBD>{34A9:10}he Text Window, leave
line 1 blank. On line 2, type ‘<TX>’. On
<DATA 73 8928>{34A9:11}line 3, type ‘Exercise# 217 Complete’.
On line 4, type ‘<RX>’.
<DATA 73 6A29>{34A9:12}Below, in the Macro Button Label window, type, ‘Ex#217’.
Click
<DATA 73 A376>{34A9:13}APPLY and close the Macro Editor.

Send this Macro (Ex#217)
<DATA 47 897E>{34A9:14}to NCS in the Traffic Round. 8

<CNTL 10 2D1B>{34A9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8D17>{34A9:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:50Z PSK-250R @ 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… KC7MAW

DE KC7MAW
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 22 6864>{34A9}1 2 3 6 7 10 14
DE KC7MAW K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 22 2142>{34A9}2 3 6 7 8 12 13
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 26 C07F>{34A9}5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 13 F820>{34A9}6 9 11
DE K7HDX K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

NDe(¦opy, ee tough tonite

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 519F>{34A9}PREAMBLE
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:53Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 EDD4>{34A9}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 D530>{34A9}20210427190300:ex217.txt
<ID 17 A959>{34A9}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 739B>{34A9}870 14 64
<FILE 30 D530>{34A9}20210427190300:ex217.txt
<ID 17 A959>{34A9}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 739B>{34A9}870 14 64
<DATA 72 D23E>{34A9:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 E0F4>{34A9:2}
—–

ADVANCED Exercises, send 1 for Traffic

Scroll up i
<DATA 72 E931>{34A9:3}n the RX buffer to Announcements and COPY the first sentence
in
<DATA 72 A94B>{34A9:4} the 2nd paragraph. Create a new file in your PC Text Editor na
<DATA 72 039F>{34A9:5}med,
‘URCALL_ex217.txt. PASTE in the Copied sentence and SAVE.
<DATA 72 4EFF>{34A9:6}

In TRAFFIC Round, send this file in FLAMP. B4 sending, change
<DATA 72 2B58>{34A9:7} ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 7

Or

Macro Creation Exercise

Create
<DATA 72 8D47>{34A9:8} a simple Macro using Tags <TX>(Transmit) and <RX>(Receive). Ope
<DATA 72 E375>{34A9:9}n the
Macro Editor by right clicking a blank Macro button. In t
<DATA 73 9BBD>{34A9:10}he Text Window, leave
line 1 blank. On line 2, type ‘<TX>’. On
<DATA 73 8928>{34A9:11}line 3, type ‘Exercise# 217 Complete’.
On line 4, type ‘<RX>’.
<DATA 73 6A29>{34A9:12}Below, in the Macro Button Label window, type, ‘Ex#217’.
Click
<DATA 73 A376>{34A9:13}APPLY and close the Macro Editor.

Send this Macro (Ex#217)
<DATA 47 897E>{34A9:14}to NCS in the Traffic Round. 8

<CNTL 10 2D1B>{34A9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8D17>{34A9:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:55Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW

DE KC7MAW
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 8 28B5>{34A9}1
DE KC7MAW K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 15 4917>{34A9}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 15 4917>{34A9}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7HDX

DE K7HDX
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 15 4917>{34A9}CONFIRMED
DE K7HDX K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 15 4917>{34A9}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

KS6M
File : ex217cvMKi d Lo >{34A9}3
DE KS6M

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pls relay blocks 1,3 in this mode
TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 D23E>{34A9:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ completes the Primary Exercise
<DATA 72 E0F4>{34A9:2}
—–

ADVANCED Exercises, send 1 for Traffic

Scroll up i
<DATA 72 E931>{34A9:3}n the RX buffer to Announcements and COPY the first sentence
in
<CNTL 10 2D1B>{34A9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8D17>{34A9:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW

DE KC7MAW
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 15 4917>{34A9}CONFIRMED
DE KC7MAW K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 8 48B4>{34A9}3
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 EDD4>{34A9}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 72 E931>{34A9:3}n the RX buffer to Announcements and COPY the first sentence
in
<CNTL 10 2D1B>{34A9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8D17>{34A9:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex217.txt
<MISSING 15 4917>{34A9}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Lost K7DV but all othe r stns CONFIRMED. 4 stns in THOR 50×1. Tnx to Brad WA7HHE for the relay
BTN < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY RR nice exercise… band was a bit worse than we thought, but the ex went well Dave K7DV is the most distant station and was not copying us during ck-in BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:04:36p 03:04:36z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

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

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Mike KC7MAW < NCS

K7KY DE KC7MAW

<PROG 18 62DD>{8543}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 D845>{8543}20210428030501:KC7MAW_ex217.txt
<ID 13 C656>{8543}KC7MAW
<SIZE 13 98C7>{8543}48 1 64
<DATA 56 4726>{8543:1}We seldom miss publishing the Net Report and Log
<CNTL 10 BC8D>{8543:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1C81>{8543:EOT}

DE KC7MAW K

Right on, Mike

DE K7KY
File : KC7MAW_ex217.txt
<MISSING 15 A873>{8543}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

KY DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 706D>{877A}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 0F8E>{877A}20210428025748:WB7EUX_ex217.txt
<ID 36 B5CD>{877A}WB7EUX Joseph OR DN15ji Windom
<SIZE 14 FE9B>{877A}145 3 64
<DATA 72 BCFB>{877A:1}[b64:start]ClRvbmlnaHTigJlzIEZMQU1uZkJLIGVhY8K3CmlidXRlcyB0aGUgZ
<DATA 72 FB4A>{877A:2}mlsZSwg4oCYZXgyMTcudHh04oCZLCB3aXRoIHR3byBBRFZBTkNFRCBFeGVyY2lzZ
<DATA 25 2261>{877A:3}XMuCg==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 B735>{877A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1739>{877A:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

‘Exercise# 217 Complete’.

DE K7KY
File : WB7EUX_ex217.txt
<MISSING 15 97D1>{877A}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Over 2 Brad WA7HHE 4 Traffic < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
QST DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 61DC>{80AD}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 46 D37B>{80AD}20210428015520:AI_for_WIldland_Fires.p2s
<ID 38 99E8>{80AD}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 15 CF5B>{80AD}705 12 64
<DESC 27 DFA2>{80AD}AI for Wildland Fires
<DATA 72 09CF>{80AD:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAALmXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A1gJQr2dseqaR5j
<DATA 72 A670>{80AD:2}R/UH5B4jz2hBAvq9e4erRJl6lyQ70dNJYkrP2E04zMYRupor9OtHqa7yQOXh3x1g
<DATA 72 DF78>{80AD:3}D78d+0bm+2iCX8Up5rZFsA+JslEeBTor9XWsTVeW/FewEuzwfa7EEsohiDwPtYww
<DATA 72 84F8>{80AD:4}kFkqMhUTjq2w6FPNDzkuun+RWHn4j04jBMe8SWIV3ZRcn3g6c53j5TDr5h9r/IFp
<DATA 72 4C91>{80AD:5}hXLTxxsLdgPPi+YFqbm2F6ulA3903FGOwXhr/j/aZRwe75Cq1JD9SShvJ8Q3MKUl
<DATA 72 56EF>{80AD:6}65Cz2WPIkyYRWKeq7MmlYAaw/vbiRAgOTcsVRDlq6/G72DNLradZB/gccUf0Cp3p
<DATA 72 79D0>{80AD:7}87aCfuE6fRn8LUVYpA/mpMvAob3hehf7ZH9fO5ItYmli+ewlktkwChLGU2eiA9AU
<DATA 72 CFB4>{80AD:8}S5s4PBCYe5xVExyLAsSr37m8NZwJSM5SQCLIOzwI7pKA2rD2dmJL6pyiNke93abv
<DATA 72 1D94>{80AD:9}wUa6SBUDcy2xT5DJlmxUqW4yqmyAARgC2vTxfGuMrsWL4aqUXFCQj6B9YMioeiGd
<DATA 73 08CD>{80AD:10}qsCSaIHOiOOiFPR/vKRb6nfye0aisPAVazUx68MBaSoz5QHRIKUV04pz3Z+QhTF5
<DATA 73 6F1B>{80AD:11}kRGFQ6Ptip108Re7uN7NRTCS7OnQbF6UkogRVwM4mrvYOFHP5lTgA==
[b64:end
<DATA 10 C3FA>{80AD:12}] <CNTL 10 C363>{80AD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 636F>{80AD:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Thx for the wild fire

DE K7KY
File : AI_for_WIldland_Fires.p2s
<MISSING 15 6B82>{80AD}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Ron K7HDX, ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

K7KY DE K7HDX

<PROG 21 0850>{8E38}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 34 05AD>{8E38}20210428030416:K7HDX_217.TXT
<ID 34 F99E>{8E38}K7HDX Cedar City Utah DM37kp
<SIZE 13 B3AF>{8E38}48 1 64
<DATA 56 0E9E>{8E38:1}We seldom miss publishing the Net Report and Log
<CNTL 10 23FD>{8E38:EOF}
<CNTL 10 83F1>{8E38:EOT}

DE K7HDX K

DE K7KY
File : K7HDX_217.TXT
<MISSING 15 771C>{8E38}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Dave K7DV < NCS

de K7DV Sorry No Copy will wait till ne-

Over 2 Dennis W6DLW 4 Traffic < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE W6DLW

<PROG 18 6DBD>{C80A}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 395E>{C80A}20210428030329:W6DLW_ex217_.txt
<ID 28 03E7>{C80A}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
<SIZE 14 25FC>{C80A}185 3 64
<DATA 72 2878>{C80A:1}[b64:start]PGZsbXNnPjQuMC43DQo6aGRyX2VkOjIxIA0KdzZkbHcgMjAyMTI4M
<DATA 72 9B82>{C80A:2}DQwMzAzMjkNCjxibGFua2Zvcm0+DQo6bWc6NTAgV2Ugc2VsZG9tIG1pc3MgcHVib
<DATA 65 1CAD>{C80A:3}GlzaGluZyB0aGUgTmV0IFJlcG9ydCBhbmQgTG9nLiANCg==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 C515>{C80A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6519>{C80A:EOT}

DE W6DLW K

DE K7KY
File : W6DLW_ex217_.txt
<MISSING 15 284B>{C80A}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Over 2 John KS6M 4 Traffic < K7KY

K7KY DE KS6M

<PROG 21 B403>{874F}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 C6C3>{874F}20210428030414:KS6M_ex217.txt
<ID 26 259C>{874F}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 13 6397>{874F}49 1 64
<DATA 57 8E26>{874F:1}We seldom miss publishing the Net Report and Log.
<CNTL 10 0007>{874F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A00B>{874F:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex217.txt
<MISSING 15 E7CF>{874F}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:15:56p 03:15:56z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

First up 4 Comments tonite is Mike KC7MAW < NCS

DE KC7MAW
Great net and great time. Like clockwork the VARA signals came in right next door, in some cases right on top of me.
But still was able to play and thanks for the cool net. 73 DE KC7MAW sk

RR Mike at least the VARA didn’t interfere too much and they’re diminishing as we go BK Next 4 Comments is Fred
KI7TPD < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD

Band conditions were up and down tonight. Seems to get better once the sun goes down.
This is our finals week at SUU. Almost done with the semester. Looking forward to having more time to play with the radio!

73s everyone!
KI7TPD Fred

I was thinking you’d be looking fwd to spring vacation tnx Fred BK Tom WB7EUX, ur up 4 Comments < K7KY

NCS < WB7EUX – Mostly good reception except when the Vara station hammered the first exercise transmission. Unfortunately I missed the CW ID.

Recent rain and snow have turned the fields and mountains green. Looking forward to warmer temps.

Thanks for the net! 73 de WB7EUX

RR Tom and tnx for trying to catch his ID this is how we’ll discourage and teach them the conventions BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < WA7HHE GE to the net, nice to see NCS signal improve for good print. Looking like our local hospital is inviting us back in the run the hospital radio’s for our quarterly exercise. Hopefully with our recent high winds the antennas will still be up. Will wish everyone on the net a great evening. Brad

RR Brad GL w/Hospital antennas BK Over 2 Ron K7HDX 4 Comments < NCS

NCS,
Thanks for a good net in somewhat poor conditions. 73
Ron
K7HDX

RR Ron and tnx to u & all for patience with band condx and a brisk and complex net BK
Next 4 Comments is Dave K7DV < NCS

Over 2 Dennis W6DLW 4 Comments < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
<NCS> K7KY Doug , W6DLW, another great net and exercise. Doug & Mindy, thank you for being here each week to provide this training opportunity to use, practice and learn digital traffic-handling skills using the NBEMS software. Finally, the rain has come. At my home weather station, I’ve recorded 0.92” of rain in the last 48 hours. Having said that Spring is on the way with temperatures to get in the low 80’s later this week. Again, thank you. 73 to both of you and all on the net.

W6DLW

FB Dennis we enjoy working the net and really enjoy working with you and all the ORCA Ops I’m thinking you prefer rain to snow? I would BK
Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS* < NCS

NCS de ARS KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! Ca using 50w on the big-m doublet.

k7ky, 18db, 100%, P5, FLMsg 100%,
w7zap, 18db, 100%, FLAmp 100% 1st pass!
KC7MAW, 2-10db, 100%, FLAmp 100%
WB7EUX, 04-8db, 100%, FLAmp 100%
WA7HHE, 04-1db,100%, FLAmp 100%
K7HDX, 06-01db, 100%, FLAmp 50% <0>
K7DV, 09db, 80%,
KS6M, 04-0db, 100%, FLAmp 100%
W6DLW, 05-01db, FLAmp 100%
KI7TPD, 019db, 40-50%
KG7VVN

Two of us here in Humboldt have been updating our website and all the rosters & preambles. We are a busy county and this has been a bold task. So I sure understand how dedicated Doug & Mindy are to holding the ORCA Digital Net then producing the fantastic Net Report each week. Those reports kept me connected when I was so sick early this year! We all appreciate your amazing efforts and work.

Our NBEMS & winlink nets are doing well. I hope to see more of our newer hams start working ORCA soon. Training is ALWAYS a good thing!

Great sunny day here today. Enjoyed reading this months QST in the SUNSHINE with a pair of pussy cats keeping me company.

both 75 & 40 meters has been quite unstable of late. Last week, even morning nets on 75 are difficult. Nice to see how well digital still seems to cut the mustard through tough condx.

Another important lesson learned; during my Monday night digital net, just before I closed the net, I was working a second radio and put down the mic. The cord dropped down and moved my HF VFO just 3hz off. Now I have my dial LOCKED and that won’t happen again.

I can not express in adequate language how impressed I am at how well the ORCA Digital ops are! Great work everyone.

So good to see & here you all. Be well and enjoy the warmig season.

73
Jaye ke6sls k

FB Jaye thanks for the detailed signal report. Thanks for the flowers we don’t miss many Reports (-: BK
Over 2 Bruno KG7VVN* 4 Comments < NCS

ORCA/NCS GE Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Finally got good rain and some snow!!
Tough band in Beryl Tonite!!

Sig Rprt:

NCS -7, +6 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100% FLAMP PSK250 (29 db) 40% THOR 50×1 (-10, -6 db) 0 % MFSK32

KC7MAW -11,-9 db KBD 90% FLAMP (-11, -6 db) 0 %
KI7TPD -12,-8 db KBD 20%
WA7HHE +2,+18 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100% FLAMP Ex Rly 100% BK 1-3 FLAMP ( 0, +12 db) 100%
K7HDX -1, +13 db KBD 100% FLAMP (-2, +4 db) 100%
WB7EUX -8,-5 db KBD 100%FLAMP -10,-5 db 0%
KR7KR +5 db KBD 100%
KB7VX/P +8 db KBD 100%
W6DLW -10, -8 db KBD 100% FLAMP (-10, -4 db) 75%
KE6SLS -9, -1 db KBD 100%
K7DV -8, -5 db KBD 80%
KS6M FLAMP (-9, -6db) 50%
K0KEX no copy

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! 73 < KG7VVN

Tnx, Bruno another solid signal report we all like to know how well we’re getting out… tnx agn BK
Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

NCS and the net < Good evening!
Interesting exercise. Though I submitted the sentence as my traffic, I also created the macro. But how to send it? I can save and send a file of all my macrios, but can I send just one? Of course I could send just the text, but I wouldn’t need the macro editor to create that. I am curious to know what it was that was desired.
Stay healthy! 73 … < KS6M

TU John we’re beginning Macros pretty simply you can send the macro now if u like it’s the very beginning of macro development if u already know macro, it must seem too simple, but if ur completely new to macros, its where I thought to begin send it if u like < K7KY

NCS and the net < OK:

<TX>
Exercise# 217 Complete
<RX>

KS6M

K0KEX < K7KY Rick pse stand by a moment BK KS6M John I was thinking you would have it as a button now and would just click the button ?? < NCS

OHHHH!

Exercise# 217 Complete

sri 4 the double… I must have rewritten the instructions at least 4 times trying to say it so all would understand tnx for help with tech writing (-: I was once a tech-writer and found it to be very challenging to write instructions that any Air Force guy could implement tnx John BK
K0KEX Rick go ahead pse < NCS

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad pse call Rick K0KEX & say we have him logged tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-04-28T03:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
K0KEX < wa7hhe Rick you are loged in ^ WA7HHE copies KB7VX/P

WA7HHE < K7KY tnx Brad, BK Next 4 Comments is Rick K0

Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20212804033845
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1194 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9)
KF7ZIY 100% KBD
KG7VEJ 100% KBD
KK6RJR 100% KBD
KB6NN 100% KBD
KC7MAW 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 7dB
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +30) 18dB
KI7TPD 100% KBD (S9) 4dB
NQ6F 100% KBD (S7+) -1dB
WB7EUX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 8dB
WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLAMP MFSK64 (S9 +15) 2dB
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S9)
K7HDX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 2dB
KJ7HMV 100% KBD (S8) 3dB
N7SND 100% KBD (S8) -7dB
K7DV 90% KBD (S9) -8dB to 0dB
WY7SJM 50% KBD — K7KY copied u 100%
KL7RI 100% KBD (S8+) 3dB
W6DLW 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+) 4dB
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9 +20) 11dB (yay! 1st pass 100%)
KG7VVN 100% KBD (S9 +10) 5dB
KS6M 100% KBD, 50% FLAMP (S9) 6dB
KR7KR 100% KBD (S9) -2dB
K7NOJ 100% KBD (S9)
KB7VX 100% KBD (S8) -3dB
K0KEX VidID

I wasn’t able to write down everyone’s signal report during ck-in. Band condx are challenging with B/G noise btwn (S7-8).

The macro exercise just covered how to make a macro. If you want to make one and have it available the next time you use FLDIGI, you need to ‘SAVE’ the macro file. In FLDIGI menu bar FILE > MACRO > SAVE.

Great to see all and work w/you tonight. Hope to CU on the WF again soon!

Stay Safe & 73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 95CE][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx, Mindy this is the evening for great signal reports. I didn’t include SAVING the macro as we’re starting very simply with a feature that is complex when we get deep into macro construction… but, we can do a lot with very basic macros they don’t need to be complex and you don’t have to fully understand the Macro Parser either, although when you get way in, it helps (-: BK
Are there any follow-up questions/comments or Late Ck-Ins B4 we close?

After closing, we’ll run a brief session for Monitoring stations. < NCS

KM7H Jim QNX

KM7H < K7KY TU Jim
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
anyone else? < NCS

2021-04-27 20:44:01p 03:44:01z
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

Now we’ll take Monitoring station Comments, CONFIRM Optional Exercise files, or FILL the Primary Exercise file. In your Comments, please say if you have the Optional Ex’ file ready to send or need fills for the primary file. After Comments, we’ll CONFIRM the OPTIONAL files first, then send fill blocks and take REPORTS. Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

Nothing heard, so I’ll send the updated roster and we’re closed tnx agn 4 working w/us tonite

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20212804034709
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:944 ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/Apr/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 30
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
NQ6F Rus Eureka,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
K7NOJ Randy Camas,WA QNX
KB7VX Bruce Chehalis,WA QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX VidID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 77D4][WRAP:end] … end

 

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19/OCT/21 Report

19/OCT/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Oct/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 30 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX __AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX __KC7MAW Mike Port [...]

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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
60M - CH 1

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

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