27/JUL/21 Report

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

Check-ins: 28
Stations:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
__N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

With 28 stations on the roster, it’s very unusual to wrap the net in 37min. We’ve not had a net this short in years. We’re not complaining; Summer Sked is a working vacation for us. We’ve not had it so easy in years. Thinking ahead to changing our routines in the Fall, we’re encouraged by the prospect of net members conducting some net events. Over the years, we’ve encouraged members to learn some NCS tasks, but we’ve not succeeded. It may appear more difficult than it actually is.

Running ORCA DIGITAL NET with an NBEMS Exercise every session is challenging, but leading a 5min exercise mid-net is much easier and will lead to greater comfort in contributing to digital net operations. Relaying is fundamental to radio networking and many of you frequently support net operations by Relaying. It’s another small step to make a brief presentation or run a small exercise.

Take a typical bike-race support net for example. NCS check their link to each station periodically to update their status. NCS calls each station regularly for a ‘SitRep’ (Situation Report). Stations reply with, ‘Ops Normal’ (Operations Normal) or provide other status information relevant to NCS. We can develop an Exercise where one station calls 5 stations they copy well for a SitRep. It would simulate a Tactical or Emergency net and give brief practice conduction net operations. Even with no interest in becoming a NCS, the experience would deepen your networking skills and increase your capacity to contribute to Emergency operations. You may have other Exercise ideas we can explore.

Images from the net:

KC7MAW Port Orchard, WA
KE7IN Underwood, WA
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
KE6SLS Eureka, CA RX #1
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA RX #2
KS6M Oakland, CA RX #2

We received this email and graph from John KS6M today:

I noticed only this morning that a little before last night’s net began there was a sharp increase in geomagnetic activity, usually bad for HF propagation. The net began at 0230Z on the 28th, so the beginning was within the first 3-hour green bar after the thin black bar that denotes 0000Z. The end of the net was within the second bar, not much better. I drew a gray rectangle around the bars showing 0000 to 0600Z, or in other words 5:00 to 11:00 pm PDT yesterday.
John KS6M


Graph by NOAA

Keep these nets in mind; they’re conducted by ORCA Colleagues. 4 digital nets, M-Thurs on 3.581mhz, our Western-US digital watering-hole, and the new Winlink net:

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

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0230z, 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)

Wednesday, HUMCO Winlink Wednesday Net, Matthew KN7CEI/NCS, Message KN6CEI w/CALL,NAME,QTH on Wednesday

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, 20M Digital Net, 1200C/1700z, 14.065+1500, Olivia 16/1K, (Suspended until 18/Sep/21)

Thanks for taking time to check-in again tonight. We appreciate your support. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-28T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA NCS W6DLW

GE DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

W6DLW < W7ZAP TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
Tnx for emailing the pics… sri to see the flooding
BK

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

W7ZAP/NCS < WA7Hrnc

ke7zpg qnx
de KE7ZPG k

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
BK

KE7ZPG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
Was that ur vertical VidID?? < W7ZAP

KE7ZPG KE7ZPG < W7ZAP Steven pls make a change to ur VidID… its hard to read vertically
go to CONFIG > ID > Video
On CHARS/ROW select 6
and if you hv Small font selected… deselect
Tnx! and good to have u aboard.
p.s uncheck ALL the options :-)
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

WB7TZD WB7TZD QNX

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
Good signal Tom
BK
next? < W7ZAP

de N2RSN qnx

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
ALso a good signal
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

w7zap de kezpg changes made as you outlined 73
de KE7ZPG k

KE7ZPG < W7ZAP RR & tnx!
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
Good signal as always Steve
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-28T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW KC7MAW QNX

KC7MAW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
Good to CU Mike
BK
next? < NCS

KE7IN QNX

KE7IN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
Looks like good signals from everyone tonight
BK
next? < W7ZAP

KI7TPD

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Fred didnt see if u are active or QNX? < W7ZAP

WA7HHE Relay, copies KI7TPD ACTIVE

KI7TPD < W7ZAP TU Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
Thanks Brad!
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

DE KL7RI QNX

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
BK
next for ck-in? < W7ZAP

W7WXV – Carroll, QNX

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
GE Carroll
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

KS6M QNX

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
GE John
BK
next? < NCS

KR7KR QNX pse

KR7KR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
Tnx for ck-in Ken
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-28T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP W7Z
W7ZAP de Steve KB6HOH QNX K

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
Good to cu Steve
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
Great signal Darrell
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Good signal Richard
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
GE Tom & strong signal tonight
BK
next? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

KM7H QNX

KM7H < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-28T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP W7ZAP de KB6HOH KB6HOH pse k

KB6HOH < W7ZAP yes? < W7ZAPR

Before RSID: <<2021-07-28T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de KB6HOH OK Mindy and GE to you an dthe OLD MAN! Just wanted to say GE. I have a NET to run at 1930hrs so Im not going to hang around·
Hope you beµd ò ae BBuyvwoing OK . 73 fro now from the BAY AREA.
So BTU Mindy W7ZAP de KB6HOH k

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Glad u could ck-in & have a great net
73
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

KN6CEI QNX

KN6CEI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
Good signal Matthew
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

K7HDX QNX

K7HDX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
Good signal Ron
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

NCS de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP TU Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
GE Jaye & strong signal
BK
next? < W7ZAP

KJ7VGV KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP TU Don
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
GE Don
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-07-28T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Brian
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

N5QDH N5QDH QNX

N5QDH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
Good to CU Cowan
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

N7SND QNX

N7SND < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
GE Larry
BK
Anyone else b4 we begin the net?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-07-27 19:31:15p 02:31:15z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET (Summer Sked)
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

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

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

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

Summer Sked: NO FLAMP Exercise/Traffic Round

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
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/IN&OUT Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX'(QNI/QNX)
FIRST Ck-In? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH [QNX] < NCS

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Jaye pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-07-28T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… KE6SLS

NCS de ke6sls NIL heard. bt net

Tnx Jaye!
BK

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20212807023712
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20210206005419
<blankform>
:mg:895 ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/JUL/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 28
Stations:
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum C68C][WRAP:end] … end
^r

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ORCA DIGITAL NET is in Summer Sked, Ck-In and Comment Round only until 18/Sep/21. We’ll continue sending the test image at both ends of the net. Signal reports are always useful.

Ck-In protocol is unchanged for Summer Sessions.
Please Send on one line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only for Ck-In & Comment Round
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ to check (In&Out/Monitor)
‘CALLSIGN, NAME, QTH, [QNX]’ 1st Ck-In

Last week we asked for training suggestions for our return to full net operations this Fall. Steve K6ETA submitted a list of ten suggestions before the net was over. We hope you’ll review his ideas and submit ideas of your own. See last weeks Net Report,Log. It’s important to keep the net dynamic and relevant. One of his ideas is a ‘force extender’, so to speak. He suggests members run their own exercise or make presentations during net. We’d like to have members help run the net. Leading your own exercise or making a presentation is much simpler than running the entire net, but will help you develop NCS skills in small steps. We’ll help you prepare to run portions of the net.

Please give this some serious thought. We’ll keep the NBEMS Exercise. It gives practice in a wide varity of NBEMS traffic-handling operations, but there a lot of EMCOMM operations it doesn’t cover. We can run it bi-weekly or monthly, interspersed with Video operations, Mode-Shootouts, and events presented by members. Images handling is an important operation. A single map may minimize textual explanations, saving time and bandwidth.

We used to practice passing traffic off-net-freq, a standard protocol on busy Traffic and Emergency nets. We also used to check our alternate 40m frequency periodically. We might combine these two functions by sending two station to pass our Propagation Evaluation Image on 7.081mhz. The image takes 30sec, making the operation simple and brief. We’d practice passing traffic off-net and image handling in one brief periodic exercise and publish the images in the weekly Net Report.

Give that one some thought.

For email notice when the Net Report is posted, write: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com
Image quality reflects your path to NCS. Emailing them give file location and manipulation practice.

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

ueCfinžÞ lHWnThe COMMENT round begins with Dennis W6DLW < W7ZAP

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ORCA NCS< Doug/Mindy, Conditions were just a little crazy tonight but not to bad. We’ve beem experiencing Monsoon Rains every afternoon for the last week to two weeks. Yesterday was the worst with flooding in some areas of the city. It is being dubbed the 500 year flood. Total rain for yesterday’s afternoon storm ranged from .50 to 3.50 inchs of rain in about 1 1/2 hours. A number of our College Student housing units were flooded as well as the Universities Football Field. Over 200 students have been displaced due to the flooding. Weather service advises we will have more heavy rain over the next few days. Stay safe. 73 to all. W6DLW

Nevr good to have a 500yr flood. Hope everyone in Cedar City stays safe. Tnx for sending pics… such a shame to see that level of flooding
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, I see on the check in list that many have not yet obtained their Rag Chewer Club awards. Well my inflatable Ark worked but Cedar City area is missing two, W1EEP trying to get back on the air from lightning strike and KG7VVN camping in Pine Valley visited with W1EEP today.

I came across this today and thought the net would find interesting. The 40 Meter Amateur Radio Band is being effectively jammed by multiple signals. To find where this jamming is coming from and the implications. Many of us will recall the Russian Woodpecker, listen to the Rum Runner Jammer. < WA7HHE

Rag chewer awards! Haha! Hope W1EEP is back on the air soon. Never good to have jammers… hope they find soon. Tnx Brad
BK

Over to Fred KI7TPD 4 Comments < W7ZAP

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Fred ur up for COMMENTS < W7ZAP

KI7TPD WORKING ON RIG TBL XMTR SHUT OFF < WA7HHE

Tnx Brad… will circle back around for Fred at the end
BK
WB7EUX Tom ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS < WB7EUX – Firefighters on the Elbow Creek fire north of Joseph are making headway with containment. The blaze is over 20,000 acres. This pales in comparison to the Bootleg fire in southern Oregon now estimated at over 400,000 acres. A young firefighter on the Elbow Creek fire is living in his trailer in our west pasture. He leaves early in the morning and returns late in the evening. He’s dragging as he walks from his truck to his trailer. We gave him a half case of beer and a gift card to a local eatery. Please show your support for these men and women even if it’s just a wave and a smile.

All is well! 73 de WB7EUX

Its very stressful to have a fire so close by. Hope you and yours remain safe Tom. Nice to give a space and support to firefighters.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ke6sls-226.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
ke6sls 20212807025121
:hdr_ed:22
ke6sls 20212807023732
<plaintext>
:tt:11 ORCA rulzs!
:to:7 ORCA DN
:fm:6 ke6sls
:dt:8 27/07/21
:sb:8 comments
:mg:1329
ORCA de ARS KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! California using 50w on the big-M doublet.

w7zap, 7-16db, 100%, P5
W6DLW, 05-1db, 100%, wow
WA7HHE, 0-5db, 100%
KI7TPD, 06-02, 100%
WB7EUX, 6-10db, 100%, COOL IDEA!
KJ7VGV, won’t hear before this is sent
K7KY, won’t hear before this is sent

Joy joy joy OHHHH JOY we had rainfall here today! Only .13″ but its more than we’ve had for the last two months :) New drugs prevented me from reacting to huge thunder claps, but hams told me about it today on VHF.

Started new med yesterday and it’s side effects have been kind of brutal. Going to stick it out for a week and if these effects don’t simmer down, then I’ll toss it out . . aggghhhh

Through in the towel trying to find Rpi 4 kit. Been trying for months, so I called my tech guru and he managed to find all the stuff in minutes! I am becoming obsolete with these crazy websites and HOW FRUSTRATING! I am looking forward to getting new Pi dialed in for packet and other digi radio stuff. Huge step forward for me :)

Don’t see Steve k6eta on roster :( I hope him & family are doing well with that huge fire! Had a few very hazy days here, but no ash or smoke smells.

Enjoyed reading the Field Day report from one of our members. He did a great job and I hope they continue to fine tune their club gear for future outings!

[WRAP:chksum 588B][WRAP:end] … end

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Great report Jaye. Hope new meds settle down & help u out. Tnx for reminder re: AAR from Cedar City… very nice report and fun to see what our friends are doing. Ur +30 to me :-)
BK
KJ7VGV Don ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

de KJ7VGV

I read the comments from last week about Covid vaccinated people still getting infected. There is a you tube video from Dr. John Campbell. He lives in England and has been doing daily Covid updates. In this video the U.K. compared Isreal to England Pfizer vaccine. Isreal had three weeks speration between doses which is the same as the U.S.. England had a seperation from 8 to ll weeks between the two doses of the Covid vaccine. The study showed the longer you waited between doses the better the immune response.

Here are some of the numbers:
Israel, After 2 doses, Protection against getting:
Infected, 39% (down from 90% from U.K.)
Symptomatic infection, 41%
Very sick, 88%
Hospitalised, 91.4%

No wonder U.S. is thinking about a “booster” shot. The good news is at least the rate of protection from getting very sick and or hopsitalised is still very good.

KJ7VGV

Tnx for that info Don. I had followed Dr Campbell in the early CV19 days. He’s very informative and a smart guy. Tnx for emailing ur test image… pixel perfect! Gives me a good idea how well Im getting out there
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < K7KY
Note to newer ORCA stations: Please copy the Ck-In Relay Macro from the ORCA website. You can relay the call 4 Ck-In for NCS with little typing. < Doug K7KY

Tnx for that info Doug. We’d like to call on newer Ops to call for Ck-In and never sure if they have the macro, typing works too!
BK
Any comments from active stns (We’ll look for QNX stns in a moment) < W7ZAP

Any comments from anyone? < W7ZAP

ORCA < WA7HHE here are some links to listen to the 40 m jammer.

Tnx for that Brad… will ck it out… and I forgot to come back and look for Fred
KI7TPD Fred ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS < WA7HHE KI7TPD ADVISES ON 70 CM HIS RADIO IS JUST NOT XMTG

Tnx for the info Brad. Hope Fred is able to resolve that soon :-)
BK
Any comments from anywhere b4 we close < W7ZAP

ORCXA de ke6sls I tried new tactic today with flmsg. trying to see if that might be simpleir. Will all going okay then flmsg DIED! Dah. lost several things after I found what I had already saved. So, think I will continue with text editor then copy/paste my comments! haahaa

TU and 73 all
de jaye ke6sls k

Computers can be wonderful and awful. Text works well… I like to save as I go so I don’t loose a lot of typing.
BK
Anyone else wcomment b4 we close? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:06:28p 03:06:28z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

2006L – 0306Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

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Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

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14/SEPT/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 14/Sep/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 33 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __KG7SXQ Lynden St George.UT QNX WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID __AG7BI Mauro [...]

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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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