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ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/Sep/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
__K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__W7XE Larry Gresham,OR QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX Relay: W1EEP
__KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

You know we misjudged band condx when we CONFIRM 6-of-8 ops in NBEMS Exercise mode#1. For NBEMS Exercises, we try to pick a mode unlikely to CONFIRM , a mode likely to CONFIRM, and a mode nearly certain to CONFIRM. Sometimes we’re close. Other times, we’re wildly off the mark.

You may wonder why keeping TxID OFF unless you’re changing modes is a big deal. One TxID is just a few seconds, but each TxID takes time, energy, and bandwidth. Tonight we had 25 Ops on the Roster. In winter we’ve had as many as 41. Small events add up to significant time. We’re always looking for ways to keep our sessions from running too long. One tactic is eliminating unnecessary transmissions. Another aspect of RSID management is Situational Awareness. We’re learning to manage FLDIGI features consciously, instead of set-&-forget. It’s important to remain aware of all station settings so we can change them when optimum. We’re also practicing reading and implementing net protocols. Nets are not all the same; they differ in protocol and convention. Pre-Tone and protocol compliance indicate an attentive Op.

Remember: You’re welcome to use a different mode for Traffic or Comments. Be sure to pick a mode likely to succeed. Enable TxID and disable it when TX ends. NCS will restore net-mode. Read the Net Logs to review TxID usage. Our logs don’t record NCS TxID’s, but they record every TxID transmitted by net members. There should not be an entry like this b4 your transmission unless you’re changing mode:

‘Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>’ (W1AW’s TxID is Active)
W1AW QNX

Last week’s NBEMS Exercise question has a qualifier.
Which Tag will the Macro Parser execute first?
A) <FREQ>
B) <!POP>
C) <GOHOME>
D) <TXRSID>

The Macro Parser always sends TxID directly after <TX> when <TX> & <TXRSID:on> are included in the Macro, or when <TX> is in the Macro and the TxID Button is Active. Inline Macros aren’t the first Tag executed after <TX>, they execute directly after the Tag that precedes them. The Macro Parser doesn’t execute line by line. It reads the entire Macro, then determines the execution sequence. Inline Macros <! and Delayed Execution Macros <# are exceptions to the Parser’s usual sequencing.

Please continuing experimenting w/Macros on your own. We’ll engage them later in October. There are interesting Inline and Delayed Execution Macro examples in the Manual. Copy them into your macro set for experimenting. <PUSH> & <POP> are very useful Tags too. Macros don’t all transmit; some simply change FLDIGI’s configuration.

Here’s a graphic view of the net’s reception of Bruno KG7VVN’s signal at the beginning and end of the net from Beryl,UT:

AC6DF Lacey, WA
AE6LJ Redway, CA
KB6NN Eureka, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
N7SDC Rigby, ID
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

We enjoyed working with you this evening. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA… I hv these stations from the RX buffer:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS,

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < K7KY GE Lamar TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA < K7KY

K6FVC Jerome IdahruQNX

K6FVC < K7KY TU Fred
K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX
GE Fred   I don’ t need ur QTH   I hv it already tu  < K7KY

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < K7KY GE Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KYtRy:Rok1dJM  QNX

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

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

WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < K7KY

W6DLW QNX

W6DLW < K7KY TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX < K7KY/NCS

KS6M

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

W7WSV  QNX

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

KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV < K7KY GE Don TU
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV < K7KY

KG7VVN

KG7VVN < K7KY GE Bruno TU

KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT < K7KY

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

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

KW6M Go Bruno  < K7KY
KG7VVN  < K7KY Go Bruno  < K7KY

K7KY de KG7VVN  Sry fldigi froze up. R U ready for image test ?

KG7VVN Go

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
ORCA < KG7VVN
Sending Pic:140×140;

FB Bruno tu  < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

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

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
de W7XE / Larry / Oregon / QRU

W7XE < K7KY TU Larry
W7XE Larry Gresham,OR QNX

Thanks for checking in, Larry  Pse review ‘Ck-In/Out’
@: orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/ and use our Ck-In
Protocol. Try our Ck-In Macros on the Macro page. TU
BK     Next 4 Early Ck-In?  < K7KY/NCS

< KJ7BHK QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
N2RSN QNX

N2RSN < K7KY TU David
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

N4KBT  QNX

N4KBT < K7KY TU Kyle
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

N7SDC  QNX

N7SDC < K7KY TU Steve
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

KE6SLS

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7XE Larry Gresham,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

AC6DF  QNX

AC6DF < K7KY TU Norm
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

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

K7KY W1EEP RELAY KK6RIR QNX

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX Relay: W1EEP < K7KY

W1EEP txx Gene  < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7XE Larry Gresham,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX Relay: W1EEP

2022-09-27  19:29:55p  02:29:55z
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

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

Traffic Round: NCS calls FLAMP Exercise Stations
for practice traffic (Advanced Exercise files).
No Traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

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 Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< K7KY/NCS

KE6SLS   Jaye, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KE6SLS Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS.  Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… KE6SLS

K7KY/NCS de KE6SLS NIL heard. BTN

RR Jaye tu BK

KG7VVN < K7KY   Bruno, pse send ur Path Evaluation Macro. tu

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
ORCA < KG7VVN
Sending Pic:140×140;

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20222809023538
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:663 ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/Sep/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 22
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7XE Larry Gresham,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
AC6DF Norm Lacey,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX Relay: W1EEP
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum FF1E][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise w/Traffic Round. Instead of FLMSG, we’ll use a PC Text Editor. Save time/effort in this Exercise by Copy/Paste 5 lines at once, then delete two unneeded lines after Pasting.

We’ll do something different with the Path Evaluation Macro tonight. Instead of NCS sending the Opening/Closing TESTimage, we’ll ask a single Op to send TESTimage w/the Path Evaluation Macro. Please email both images for publication as usual. We’ll begin learning how well the net copies a member station. It may help select the best station for Relay. We’ll begin with Bruno KG7VVN or Don KJ7VGV who are already conducting NBEMS Exercises. Both have solid signals. Learning the paths between net stations will help choose Relays w/less trial & error. We won’t use the Path Macro in the Comment Round tonight, but you’re welcome to present and explain a Macro you’ve created.

Next session, 04/Oct/22 will be our last w/Basic NBEMS Exercise. After that, all NBEMS Exercises will be Advanced and include a Traffic Round. Guest NCS will continue conducting NBEMS Exercises on the 1st Tuesday every month. Conducting Advanced Exercises is the same as Basic from Net Control’s perspective. Don & Bruno helped refine the training needed to conduct ORCA weekly NBEMS Exercises. Instructions, Macro set, and assistance are available. Take your digital networking skills to the next level by learning this routine and conducting some on-air Exercises.

Lamar AE6LJ recently made two excellent suggestions for incoming Ops learning the NBEMS Exercises silently while Monitoring. First, he suggests downloading (http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/) a number of Net Reports and working the Exercises. This will help you configure software, arrange your desktop, and develop efficient routines.  You’ll often be using 2 or 3 programs to complete an Exercise.

Lamar’s 2nd point will help avoid the most common newbie error of being so focused on Exercise tasks that they miss NCS calling for Report or Relay. When you’re comfortable completing Exercise instructions silently, adopt the CALLSIGN of an on-air participant and simulate replying to NCS w/your Report when NCS calls your adopted Op. This is an excellent learning tactic for these Exercises. Incoming Ops often have difficulty transitioning from working silently to on-air participation. The difficulty entails dividing attention between Exercise tasks and tracking net-flow. If you’re not paying attention when NCS calls, you’ll delay the Net. We’re training and practicing to work busy emergency nets. They can be both intense and boring. In both conditions, we want to remain focused. When you master these practice Exercises, you’ll have no trouble working  emergency nets. They don’t usually operate at our practice speed, but sometimes, response time is critical.

Next is an NBEMS traffic-handling Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
This Advanced NBEMS Exercise begins in THOR-50×1 (176wpm,900hz,FEC).
We’ll fill  with MFSK-64 (240wpm,1260hz,100%,FEC), & MFSK-32 (630hz,120wpm,FEC).
Check your Filters < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:42Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 230B>{7ACA}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 D803>{7ACA}20220927224330:ex276.txt
<ID 17 F74D>{7ACA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 ECB9>{7ACA}300 4 80
<FILE 30 D803>{7ACA}20220927224330:ex276.txt
<ID 17 F74D>{7ACA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 ECB9>{7ACA}300 4 80
<DATA 88 38AB>{7ACA:1}
NBEMS – FLDIGI/PC Editor/FLAMP file-manipulation Exercise

In tonight’s Roster,
<DATA 88 9D4C>{7ACA:2} COPY the 1st, 3nd, & 5th station. Create a new file in your PC Text Editor name
<DATA 88 BE29>{7ACA:3}d, ‘URCALL_ex276.txt. PASTE in stations 1,3,5 and SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send
<DATA 68 14E9>{7ACA:4}that file in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’.   6
<CNTL 10 4EC7>{7ACA:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EECB>{7ACA:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:43Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>
For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP ‘REPORT’
Button or send  ‘No Copy’.  I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with… W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DED8>{7ACA}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DED8>{7ACA}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DED8>{7ACA}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DED8>{7ACA}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 DF54>{7ACA}PREAMBLE
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DED8>{7ACA}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DED8>{7ACA}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KJ7VVN

W7ZAP < KG7VVN NC   FLDIGI crashed earlier  rebooted both

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
RR BK
KJ7VGV KJ7VGV  < W7ZAP Don will u relay file in MFSK64 (TxID on)
Tnx < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE WA7HHE  < W7ZAP Brad will u realy file in MFSK64 (TxID on)
Tnx < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 230B>{7ACA}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 D803>{7A ahp
Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
R7HHE BK
DE WA7HHE
FLAMP Relay
<PROG 18 230B>{7ACA}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 D803>{7ACA}20220927224330:ex276.txt
<ID 17 F74D>{7ACA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 ECB9>{7ACA}300 4 80
<DATA 88 38AB>{7ACA:1}
NBEMS – FLDIGI/PC Editor/FLAMP file-manipulation Exercise

In tonight’s Roster,
<DATA 88 9D4C>{7ACA:2} COPY the 1st, 3nd, & 5th station. Create a new file in your PC Text Editor name
<DATA 88 BE29>{7ACA:3}d, ‘URCALL_ex276.txt. PASTE in stations 1,3,5 and SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send
<DATA 68 14E9>{7ACA:4}that file in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’.   6
<CNTL 10 4EC7>{7ACA:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EECB>{7ACA:EOT}
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:50Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>
Tnx Brad and good catch on the mode! BK
KS6M

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DED8>{7ACA}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 DF54>{7ACA}PREAMBLE
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 230B>{7ACA}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 D803>{7ACA}20220927224330:ex276.txt
<ID 17 F74D>{7ACA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 ECB9>{7ACA}300 4 80
<FILE 30 D803>{7ACA}20220927224330:ex276.txt
<ID 17 F74D>{7ACA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 ECB9>{7ACA}300 4 80
<DATA 88 38AB>{7ACA:1}
NBEMS – FLDIGI/PC Editor/FLAMP file-manipulation Exercise

In tonight’s Roster,
<DATA 88 9D4C>{7ACA:2} COPY the 1st, 3nd, & 5th station. Create a new file in your PC Text Editor name
<DATA 88 BE29>{7ACA:3}d, ‘URCALL_ex276.txt. PASTE in stations 1,3,5 and SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send
<DATA 68 14E9>{7ACA:4}that file in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’.   6
<CNTL 10 4EC7>{7ACA:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EECB>{7ACA:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DED8>{7ACA}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

K7KY  < W7ZAP
All stns confirmed

THOR-50×1: 5 stns
MFSK-64: 1 stn
MFSK-32: 1 stn

BTN < W7ZAP

FB Mindy   u actually CONFIRMED 6 of 8 stations w/THOR 50×1 we thought that solar activity would make the band difficult tonite, so we chose  solid easy modes   we didn’t need     anyway the exercise went nicely   every one is on top of their game tonite  BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:56:03p  02:56:03z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Gene W1EEP < NCS

W7ZAP  DE W1EEP

<PROG 21 E2E0>{FE8D}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 30 4C71>{FE8D}20220928024736:ex276.txt
<ID 18 8D30>{FE8D}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 13 B865>{FE8D}68 2 64
<DESC 18 CB0C>{FE8D}W1EEP EX 276
<DATA 72 B7AD>{FE8D:1}W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WB7EUX Tom Josep
<DATA 12 5635>{FE8D:2}h,OR
<CNTL 10 BD65>{FE8D:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1D69>{FE8D:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

DE K7KY
File : ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 4312>{FE8D}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K
Next 4 Traffic is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

W7ZAP DE AE6LJ

<PROG 18 0F8A>{D17E}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 36 E159>{D17E}20220928024638:AE6LJ_ex276.txt
<ID 30 7A26>{D17E}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 13 845A>{D17E}26 1 64
<DATA 34 44F8>{D17E:1}W1EEP
AE6LJ
WB7EUX
<CNTL 10 DB84>{D17E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7B88>{D17E:EOT}

DE AE6LJ K

DE K7KY
File : AE6LJ_ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DDB0>{D17E}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K
Over 2 Tom WB7EUX 4 Traffic < K7KY

W7ZAP DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 4929>{A6EE}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 4CE1>{A6EE}20220928024612:WB7EUX_ex276.txt
<ID 22 111D>{A6EE}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 13 3FBA>{A6EE}70 2 64
<DATA 72 B6DC>{A6EE:1}W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WB7EUX Tom Josep
<DATA 14 5D9F>{A6EE:2}h,OR

<CNTL 10 6AA8>{A6EE:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CAA4>{A6EE:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

DE K7KY
File : WB7EUX_ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 2706>{A6EE}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
W7ZAP DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 325D>{1D3F}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 930E>{1D3F}20220928025220:WA7HHE EX 276.txt
<ID 38 3C7C>{1D3F}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 13 7952>{1D3F}84 2 64
<DESC 12 C602>{1D3F}EX 276
<DATA 72 668E>{1D3F:1}
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA

WB7EUX
<DATA 28 0F0E>{1D3F:2} Tom Joseph,OR
<CNTL 10 A15C>{1D3F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0150>{1D3F:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

DE K7KY
File : WA7HHE EX 276.txt
<MISSING 15 D689>{1D3F}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

John KS6M, Go w/ur Traffic pse  < NCS

wzZAP DE r¦tko
<PROG 18 03BC>{3DD1}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 35 9D17>{3DD1}20220928025257:KS6M_ex276.txt
<ID 26 1169>{3DD1}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 13 39A5>{3DD1}70 2 64
<DATA 72 1406>{3DD1:1}W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WB7EUX Tom Jos
<DATA 14 4350>{3DD1:2}eph,OR
<CNTL 10 4148>{3DD1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E144>{3DD1:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 158E>{3DD1}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Don KJ7VGV  < NCS

W7ZAP DE KJ7VGV
<PROG 18 31FC>{7B2F}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 69B3>{7B2F}20220928024546:KJ7VGV_ex276.txt
<ID 19 0585>{7B2F}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 13 B8EB>{7B2F}70 2 64
<FILE 37 69B3>{7B2F}20220928024546:KJ7VGV_ex276.txt
<ID 19 0585>{7B2F}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 13 B8EB>{7B2F}70 2 64
<DATA 72 497C>{7B2F:1}
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WB7EUX Tom Jose
<DATA 14 F49F>{7B2F:2}ph,OR

<CNTL 10 EBE7>{7B2F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4BEB>{7B2F:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

DE K7KY
File : KJ7VGV_ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 D57B>{7B2F}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KJ7V

Next 4 Traffic is Bruno KG7VVN  < NCS

W7ZAP DE KG7VVN
<PROG 18 C2BC>{24DD}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 9443>{24DD}20220928025916:KG7VVN_ex276.rtf
<ID 29 E88E>{24DD}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 6BB7>{24DD}545 6 96
<DATA 104 D6B8>{24DD:1}{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1561\cocoasubrtf610
{\fonttbl\f0\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}
{\
<DATA 104 997A>{24DD:2}colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
{\*\expandedcolortbl;;}
\margl1440\margr1440\vieww12280\view
<DATA 104 BA4A>{24DD:3}h7760\viewkind0
\pard\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx792
<DATA 104 C0F7>{24DD:4}0\tx8640\pardirnatural\partightenfactor0

\f0\fs24 \cf0 \
\
\pard\tx560\tx1120\tx1680\tx2240\tx2
<DATA 104 9A00>{24DD:5}800\tx3360\tx3920\tx4480\tx5040\tx5600\tx6160\tx6720\pardirnatural\partightenfactor0
\cf0 W1EEP
<DATA 73 B118>{24DD:6}Gene Pine Valley,UT\
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA\
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR}
<CNTL 10 9049>{24DD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3045>{24DD:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

DE K7KY
File : KG7VVN_ex276.rtf
<MISSING 15 E98A>{24DD}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K
Next 4 Traffic is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

w7zap DE ke6sls
<PROG 18 5FBF>{6498}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 319C>{6498}20220928024902:ke6sls_ex276.txt
<ID 23 C4B9>{6498}ke6sls Eureka! CA
<SIZE 14 F002>{6498}70 1 128
<DATA 78 51D0>{6498:1}W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
<CNTL 10 ABDD>{6498:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0BD1>{6498:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

DE K7KY
File : ke6sls_ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 10B6>{6498}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

ORCA     small files make short Exercises (-:   BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:09:02p  03:09:02z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Gene W1EEP is up first < NCS

ORCA < W1EEP
GREAT NET AS ALWAYS FALL IS HERE 38 DEGREES LOW SO FAR
HAVE A GREAT WEEK 73’S TO ALL W1EEP

RR Gene & tnx 4 years of support   BK  Next 4 Comments is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

ORCA Digital Net < AE6LJ

I’m curious as to what TX power the various ops here are typically running and why. Everything I have read concerning digital comms suggests only running 25% of PEP or whatever the AM max output is spec-ed at for the rig. That leaves me at only 25W since I do not use an amp due to cost and energy requirements. Does anyone here dispute that rule of thumb?

KE6SLS often states he’s using 50W. I see a few of the higher-end transceivers  being sold today are rated at 200W PEP, so that would seem logical. Jaye probably has an amp or two laying around as well. More curiously, K7KY and W7ZAP each, as a rule, run 35W each.  Wonder how they both decided on that level.

Anyway, I’d love to run more fire in the wire here, but the fan is already crankin’ as fast as it can go on my 20+ yr-old radio and the above advice makes sense to me. Despite having a good location and decent antenna, my digital 25 Watts seems to be lacking.

GE and 73 to all
BTNCS < AE6LJ

RR Lamar  1st, Mindy & I run only 35w becuz we’re so close together… Yaesu tech support said our 857D should tolerate 40 near by so we settled on 35w to be sure not to zap our rigs   so far, nearlyl 10yrs    no problem     digital should be run @ minimum power   they’re mostly low power modes   that said, not everyone is interested in finding minimum pwr to maintain contact. it will be very important when working extended emergencies where there’s no power and we have to conserve energy to stay on the air   now is the time to practice running low power.    thre’s more but I can’t recall all you said   BK   Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX  < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – 40 watts as a rule/Windom at 20 ft. I can run power (200 watts) and do at times when warranted, like week before last with intruder. K3S and amp (KPA500) will auto regulate power as temp increases.

A very warm day in Joseph, 81F at 2:30pm. A cooling trend is on its way with a good chance of rain. Some fire crews are moving out of the area as wild land fires are coming under containment in Wallowa County. Some lightning fires were started last week as a storm rolled through ne Oregon. However, with all the fire equipment and personnell available, especially helicopters, blazes were quickly extingusished before they became a major problem.

All is well de WB7EUX

Tom  gud 2 hr the WX is aiding the firefighters and fires are coming under control.   BK  Brad WA7HHE, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA < WA7HHE, Band is looking good this evening. Fall is coming to Southern Utah, enjoyed getting some camping in before the snow flies. The mountain is changing colors. Nice to have an exercise that does not stump me Typing up my comments for some reason cursor wanted to jump up and send a video ID.** Gremlins!**
73s to all Brad

FB Brad    u did very well last week from the field with a solid signal     BK     following stations pse add your current pwr setting to tonight’s comments  BK
Next 4 Comments is John KS6M  < NCS

John KS6M  hw cpy?   ur next 4 comments  < K7KY

NCS < No comments!  73. < KS6M

RR John  tu  BK  Don KJ7VGV, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

It was nice to hear many Ops were interested in my portable shower. Tricks I learned was putting the shower head back into the cube of water till the water got hot to save water and of course there’s other ways you’ll discover how to conserve water in an emergency.

I finished the exercise quickly so was messing around with something else and missed your call for relay. Darn it I was ready too. Another Dumas moment.

KG7VVN Bruno used the text editor from the Mac which is an rtf file similar to txt file from windows. I think that’s why his file looked so different but got the names the same.

I started off using 25 to 30W but went up to 35W when I started doing Basic exercise to make sure some of the modems would reach everyone during the exercise. <0319Z> KJ7VGV BTN

Good work, Don      not to worry abt errors    it’s a training net   we make a few hre @ net central every session.  your hot shower in emergencies tip is excellent  I hope we don’t need to do it, but it’s great 2 be ready  BK  Bruno KG7VVN, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
ORCA <KG7VVN 03:22:08z
ORCA/NCS GE Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

GUD 2 B back on ORCA. Busy with fall chores: harvest, canning, wood cutting/splitting etc…

Having all kinds of issues with FLDIGI and text editor tonite! Probably need to reboot old Mac computer.   PWR: 30 Watts

Sig Rprt:
NCS +6, +11 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100% FLAMP

KJ7VGV 0 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
W7XE KBD 100%
KS6M -1 db KBD 100% FLAMP 0%
N2RSN -6 db KBD 100%
N4KBT – 9 db KBD 100%
N7SDC -9, -7 db KBD 100%
KE6SLS -2, +1 db kBD 100% FLAMP100%
AC6DF NC
W1EEP +10 db KBD 100% FLAMP
KK6RJR NC ?
WA7HHE +9, +14db KBD 100%
AE6LJ FLAMP 100%
WB7EUX FLAMP 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane! 73  <KG7VVN

FB Bruno   ur 30w is S9 & 7db   solid signal.  Tnx for the Reception Report too    we all like to hear hw we’re doing.   BK Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>
ORCA DN DE A.R.S. KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! CA using 25w on the doublet.

k7ky, 15db, 100%, FLM 100%,
w1eep, 8db, 100%, FLA 100%,
ae6lj, 2db, 100%, FLA 100%,
wb7eux, 6db, 100%, FLA 100%,
wa7hhe, 5db, 100%, FLA Relay 100%, FLA 100%,       \/ 100% ALL FLA TONIGHT! /\
ks6m, -1db, 100%, FLA 100%,
kj7vgv, 8db, 100%, FLA 100%,  Dumas moment  < That is a KEEPER!
kg7vvn, 5db, P3, 100%, FLA 100%,  fire that editor!
w7zap, 18db, 100%, FLA 100%,

Another outstanding band tonight with only a bit of QSB (fading.)

I use two main Macro files on my Monday evening check-in Emergency Net.  One is confirming a station who DID copy traffic, the second is a confirm for stations who did not copy traffic:

(NAME: QSL YES)

K7KY/NCS , tnx for check-in/QSL.  C U next week.  73
BK
QRZ? de KE6SLS/ncs  k

(NAME: QSL NO)

K7KY/NCS TU  , tfc resent at 7:10pm.  73
QRZ de KE6SLS/ncs  k

The Monday Digital Emergency Net keeps me VERY busy as I run two other nets at the same time–APRS & packet.  These macros are the ONLY reason I am able to keep up with this load.

And adding those two macros just screwed up my COMMENT macro!

Digital modes often use 100% duty cycle.  Our radios can only handle about HALF that.  50w max with a 100% rig.  This is applicable only for SSB.  FM is always a 100% duty cycle mode so you CAN run full power digital in FM mode (typically VHF & UHF.) I’ve tested using my high power amp, and noted that it really does NOT help and there are some technical reasons for this that can be found in the pages of QST.  I’ve found if I can’t work a digital net at 50w, 500w will not help.

There is more information on the upcoming Great California Shake Out exercise, 20OCT2022 at 10:20AM.  I’m hoping for a very good California turn-out and will be excited to cooperate with our sister counties and getting to meet some new ops.

The high bands are really holding up!  10M was again open yesterday, however, no ops answering my CQ.  Dipped down to 12M and finally made some wonderful contacts.  Sure hope we’re all taking some time to snoop around the high bands!

My wonderful mentor, Mark aa6dx passed almost a year ago and today I learned his lovely bride Elaine passed.  It is NEVER easy letting go of our lovely friends

Stay well, practice often, and hope to see you down the wf soon!

73
de ke6sls k

Solid signal @ 25w Jaye, S9 & 9db in SW/OR   thanks for the Reception Report too     Yeah, good band tonite, much better than we anticipated for the NBEMS Exercise    tnx for the macro info too..    NCS would be a difficult job w/o Macros   We use two full sets of 48each to run ORCA.    We’ve had stations ck-in running over 400w at times     It’s never easy losing friends and family   we understand  BK   Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.20
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20222809032911
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1139 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10)
WY7SJM 100% KBD (S2)
AE6LJ 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9)
K6FVC 100% KBD (S8+)
WB7EUX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9)
WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+)
W6DLW 100% KBD (S8)
KS6M 100% KBD, FLAMP (S7)
W7WSV 35% KBD (S7)
KJ7VGV 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9+)
KG7VVN 100% KBD, VidID, IMG, FLAMP (S9)
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +17)
W7XE 100% KBD (S9+)
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S6)
N2RSN 100% KBD (S9+)
N4KBT 100% KBD (S7+)
N7SDC 100% KBD (S8)
KE6SLS 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9)
AC6DF 100% KBD (S6+)
KK6RJR no copy RELAY: W1EEP

Ck-in was a challenge w/QRM (VARA?) at 1900wf. On top of that, we’re experiencing geomagnetic activity from a small CME blast from yesterday doubled w/solar wind from an Earth facing coronal hole.

The NBEMS exercise went far better than I expected. Almost thought we were going to have 100% in THOR-50×1. Good opportunity to have a relay… tnx Brad WA7HHE.

Tnx agn to Doug for doing the main NCS duties again! Feels like Autumn here in SW/OR. Lite drizzle all day, fire in the wood stove, and a pot of chicken curry stew on the stove;-)

Good to see all on the WF.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum A8BD][WRAP:end] … end

FB Mindy  tu    signal reports are very useful.   BK

Any follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < K7KY/NCS

Any Comments by Monitors or Lurkers?  Late Ck-Ins?  Come Now w/Pre-Tone
After closing, we’ll FILL or CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations. < K7KY/NCS  s

DE KJ7WHE

KJ7WHE < K7KY TU Barry
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
anyone else?  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
de W7EAZ  GUD SIGS all the way around.

W7EAZ < K7KY TU Mark
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

KG7VVN < K7KY   Bruno, pse send ur Path Evaluation Macro. tu

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
ORCA < KG7VVN
Sending Pic:140×140;

FB Bruno, TU  BK   it will be interesting to see how the net decodes   Bruno tx   BK

2022-09-27  20:35:14p  03:35:14z
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;ORCA   Oops!  I thought I’d disabled my imgage TX    but no   anyway, u have Bruno’s image for publication BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Monitor’s Session
First, we’ll make a short Roster. Pse Pre-Tone.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the ADVANCED Exercise.
When called, send your file or state your need.
< K7KY/NCS

AC6DF

AC6DF  < K7KY Norm ur @ top of roster   BK  next?  < K7KY < K7KY

AC6DF  < K7KY looks like just u & I Norm    go  < K7KY

Have the exercise for you.  Transmission coming at you…

K7KY < AC6DF

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
K7KY DE AC6DF

<PROG 18 50BB>{6071}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 36 80C3>{6071}20220928025439:AC6DF_ex276.txt
<ID 21 47E0>{6071}AC6DF Lacey, WA
<SIZE 13 02E5>{6071}72 2 64
<DESC 23 CDD3>{6071}ORCA exercise 276
<DATA 72 502F>{6071:1}W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
WB7EUX Tom Jos
<DATA 16 E2F2>{6071:2}eph,OR

<CNTL 10 0133>{6071:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A13F>{6071:EOT}

K7KY DE AC6DF K

Gud work, Norm     u’ll soon be ready 4 prime time  (-:

DE K7KY
File : AC6DF_ex276.txt
<MISSING 15 DF7F>{6071}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

AC6DF  anything further, Norm?  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-09-28T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Strange thing during early check-in.  Everybody was coming across as garbage, despite solid signals.  All radio, computer and software settings checked out.  Decided to restart FLDIGI as a last ditch and everything worked fine after that.

In general, much better copy of signals here than previous weeks. My antenna was cut for the voice end of 80m before to optimize for a certain emcomm net, but I decided to lengthen it for the data end of the band and it seems to have made a significant difference here tonight over and above the improved band.  I run 20 watts (the max for my rig) into an NVIS EFHW at 10 ft.

Nothing more needed.  Thank you as always for great net! BK  K7KY < AC6DF

the antenna change is working well  ur s8 & 3db   solid print lets hope the band continues to improve   BK  anyone else b4 we close the Monitor’s Session?  < K7KY

Great net. 100% al messages and signal reports about the same as sent earlier.
de W7EAZ k

W7EAZ  < K7KY FB Mark    gud 2 cu and we’ll add u to the roster.  Hope to c u agn next week.    BK anyone else?  < K7KY

W7EAZ < K7KY TU Mark
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

ORCA   that’s a wrap.  Next is the updated Roster and we’re finished.  Tnx 4 working w/us tonite   BK  < K7KY     (Roster moved to top)

 

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 22/NOV/22 Check-In/Rotation Check-Ins: 26 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX __KG7IUG Lloyd Lincoln,MT QNX __KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX __W6CTT [...]

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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 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.
 

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