28/DEC/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/Dec/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 20
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX Relay: WA7HHE
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains,MO
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Can the band get any stranger? Probably. Deep and sudden fades, NVIS on and off like a switch, one-way propagation, etc. Yikes! On the plus side, there were no overlapping VARA signals tonight. Early loss of NVIS isn’t unusual this time of year. It may improve as Winter progresses. Again this week, it took both of us on seperate antennas to work Ck-In and the Comment Round.

Next Tuesday, 04/Jan/22, we resume the weekly NBEMS Exercise. January has 5 Tuesdays; we’ll run a Basic NBEMS Exercise the first 3 sessions, and an Advanced NBEMS Exercise on the last two Tuesdays every month.

The Basic NBEMS Exercise entails CONFIRMING 100% reception of a brief file. That’s it; no Advanced Exercise or Traffic Round.

The Advanced NBEMS Exercise is the same as before. A brief file to be CONFIRMED, but this file contains a Advanced Exercise that generates traffic for a Traffic Round. There’s no change to this Exercise.

Early Ck-In will indicate which Exercise, Basic or Advanced, is current. The Basic Exercise requires less net time and will accommodate more Active Ops. The Basic NBEMS Exercise will be easy to work and easy to conduct. We’ll run it awhile to demonstrate just how easy it is. We’ll also develop an on-line how-to page for running the Basic Exercise. We hope a few net Ops will be interested in running the Basic Exercise. We’ll run the Advanced NBEMS Exercises. Cunducting the Basic Exercise is an opportunity to take limited responsibility for net operations and extend your digital networking skills.

Images copied from Brad WA7HHE in Cedar City, UT:

TX: WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
RX: K7KY Brookings, OR
TX: WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
RX: W7ZAP Brookings, OR
TX: WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
RX: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
TX: WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
RX: KM6FCR Kelseyville, CA
TX: WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
RX: W6DLW Cedar City, UT
TX: WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
RX: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
TX: WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
RX: WB7EUX Joseph, OR
TX: WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
RX: KB7VX/P West Plains, MO

Images from the net:

KB7VX/P  West Plains, MO
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KK6RJR Bakersfiled, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

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 one 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, https://humboldtwinlinkwednesday.net/

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

* Western Digital Net has a special ‘Newcomer’s Net’ every first Thursday.

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation. We hope to see you again next year, Tuesday 04/Jan/21. Happy New Year!

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA  I hv one station from the RX buffer:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise, Comment Rd Only
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

GE WA7HHE

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

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise,
Comment Rd Only < K7KY/NCS

GE DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

KF7ZIY < K7KY TU Dave
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise, Comment Rd Only
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-29T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX ANT IS DOWN. AC PWR BACK ON (2 DAYS)

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
RR Steve tnx 4 info   BK
next?  < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2021-12-29T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Can anyone relay the last station?  < K7KYRrtn

WA7HHE Relay, copies KM6FCR

KM6FCR < K7KY TU Jay
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX < NCS
WA7HHE  < K7KY Brad pse relay to KM6FCR he’s logged QNX tu < K7KY

WA7HHE FB Brad tu BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise, Comment Rd Only
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-29T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KA7ERV QNX

KA7ERV < K7KY TU Rob
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX < NCS

W6DLW

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

WB7EUX QNX

WB7EUX < K7KY TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise,
Comment Rd Only < K7KY/NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise, Comment Rd Only
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

DE KC7MAW QNX

KC7MAW < K7KY TU Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX < NCS

KS6M QNX

KS6M < K7KY TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise,
Comment Rd Only < K7KY/NCS

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

KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY RR Ken TU
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
Next?  < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise, Comment Rd Only
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise,
Comment Rd Only < K7KY/NCS

NCS DE KE6SLS KE6SLS K
NVIS=NIL

KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken TU
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT < K7KY
RR Jaye we noticed too  < K7KY

W6ADZ

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

W6ADZ < K7KY GE Darrell TU
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV < K7KY

KB7VX/P < K7KY GE Bruce TU
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains,MO < K7KY

ORCA… can anyone Relay the last lite station?  < K7KY
Relay KJ7BHK, QNX
<W7WS

WA7HHE Relay, copies 7BHK no prefix

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < NCSThanks to W7WSV & WA7HHE 4 the Relay  < K7KY
BNCS < W6ADZ sorrqmL

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

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Tnx Richard  Mindy copies u, but not me tonite  BK

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Christmas Sked: No NBEMS Exercise,
Comment Rd Only < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains,MO
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX

2021-12-28  19:29:53p  03:29:53z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET (Christmas Sked)
Doug K7KY/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

Christmas Sked: NO NBEMS 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
< K7KY/NCS

KB7VX/P  Bruce, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS

KB7VX/p RelayiñnvET Ck-in
Not copying NCS? Ck-in here … < KB7VX/

K7KY de KB7VX/p   NIL

RR Bruce tu BK

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

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20212912033509
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:647 ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/Dec/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 20
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains,MO
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 5FA9][WRAP:end] … end

Does anyone need the Roster Relayed?  < K7KY
ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOLIDAY SKED: No NBEMS Exercise until next year, 04/Jan/22. Ck-In and Comment Round only.

Before the Comment Round, we’ll ask one station to send our test image with the Path Evaluation Macro. Please include that image with the usual test images. We’ll publish the additional images separately. More knowledge of net-station signals will help us choose Relay stations more efficiently.

These stations have the Path Evaluation Macro working:
KJ7VGV Don, Win10
KG7VVN Bruno, Mac
AE7LT Lamar
KE6SLS Jaye, Linux
WB7EUX Tom, Linux
W7WSV Steve
W6ADZ Darrell
W1EEP Gene
KB7VX/P Bruce
WA7HHE Brad
If you should be listed, let us know.

We’re thinking to run the NBEMS Exercise/Advanced Exercise once or twice per month and a simpler NBEMS Exercise w/o Advanced Exercise for the other sessions. The simpler Exercise is much easier to work and may encourage more Ops to participate. Copy the file in FLAMP and Report when called; that’s all. No need for a Traffic Round. We’d be practicing NBEMS traffic-handling at a less demanding level, but keeping our basic skills sharp. There would be Basic and Advanced Exercises each month.

The simpler NBEMS Exercise can easily be run by member stations. It’s a small part of overall NCS tasks. You will gain valuable net-control experience with minimal stress. We’ll run these Exercises from the outset, hoping their simplicity will encourage some to run a few Exercises themselves. We’ll build a ‘How to’ webpage to get you up and running smoothly. You can count on our support.

We may seem a little hasty; we’re trying to balance our commitments and capacity. Our proposal is running one or two NBEMS Exercise/Advanced Exercises on the last Tuesdays every month, and the Basic NBEMS Exercise on all other Tuesdays. We hope the Basic NBEMS Exercises will be lead by net-members. If not, we’ll continue as we have.

We don’t want to diminish ORCA’s usefulness. We’re keenly interested in your thoughts and suggestions.

Does anyone copy Bruno KG7VVN  ??   Relay if u do tu  < K7KY
KG7VVN  < K7KY Bruno   try agn pse  < K7KY

Any relay on Bruno KG7VVN ??  < K7KY
We have him solid by email (0: BK
WA7HHE  Brad pse send the ORCA test image by macro.   ORCA pse also forward Brad’s image to us for publication in the Net Report…  Go Brad  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-12-29T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA < WA7HHE
Sending Pic:140×140;

FB Brad TU    it’s nearly pixel perfect here in SW/OR   BK

First station 4 the Comment Round is, Bruno KG7VVN < NCS
First station 4 the Comment Round is, Gene W1EEP < NCS

K7KY & W7ZAP DE W1EEP WHAT A PLEASURE TO BE ABLE TO LEARN SO MUCH IN THE HAM WORLD FROM BOTH OF YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH I HOPE THAT 2022 IS A MUCH BETTER YEAR FOR ALL OF US AND 73’S TO ALL HAPPY NEW YEAR SEE YOU IN 2022 NO COPY ON BRADS ORCA PICTURE

RR Gene we all hope for a better 2022    and tnx for your participation too.   Mindy & I are learning NCS task with all your help    thanks to everyone that supports and participates   BK

Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, GE to the net, hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays. Have had several storms come through at this QTH with very high winds, my antenna masts stayed up but had an Aspen tree come down within 6″ of my car. Two others not well rooted so brought them down yesterday just to be on the safe side. RGEecall in my wildland firefighting days falling trees being on of the bigest dangers to firefighters. Did a chainsaw massacre yesterday. New year just about here, lets hope its a better year. 73’s Brad

FB Brad…  Good 2 hr ur trees didn’t fail your antenna anyway…    We sure appreciate the tall trees that hold our antennas   I always give them a pat when I pass  BK

Dennis W6DLW, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA NCS< Doug/Mindy,  I trust your Christmas was wonderfull and filed with laughter and new memories?  My wife (Terry) and I were privilaged to be in the company of her 95 (going on 70) year old mother in Lake Havasu, Arizona. She is a remarkable lady to say the least. She still lives by herself in her home of many years, drives, cooks etc.  Here on the home front things are very cold and white with more snow on the way through out the coming week. Happy New Year to you both. Happy New Year to the ORCA Family as well 73 all. W6DLW

RR Dennis  & thx for the family information  Terry’s Mom is inspiring to all of us.  I hope to be vital at that age myself (-:   BK

Next 4 Comments is Ken KR7KR  < NCS

ORCA Digital Net < KR7KR

Happy Holidays to all!
Hope everone has a great New Year
signals are pretty good tonight
2021 has had a few challenges for me:
Flooded basement
Covid
Diveticulitis
and gout
Hope things are looking up in 2022
I think my test image macro is working right
best wishes to all
Thanks for doing the net

de KR7KR k

RR Ken     you’ve surviced a difficult 2021 and I hope 2022 is much easier and more friendly for you (and all of us too)    Ur welcome for the net and thank you for participating and supporting us   BK

Jaye KE6SLS, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA DN DE A.R.S. KE6SLS, Jaye in Eurekaût lt using 50w on the doublet.

Snip — insert ur log

KE6SLS  < W7ZAP Great report Jaye… btw K7KY doesnt copy u well, but I hv u 100%. Ur SDR setup sounds interesting… Ive plyed w/it a long time ago. Vy useful to know.
BK
BTN  < W7ZAP

Next 4 Comments is Bruce KB7VX/P  < NCS

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT minuus 3db with QSB 80% KBD
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT minus 6 db with QSB 60% KBD
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX Relay: WA7HHE
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT minus 9db 50% KBD
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT PLUS 5db greaat signal. 100%KBD
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA minus 6db with QSB 60% KBD
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce West Plains,MO
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KK6RJR Rick Bakersfield,CA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS minus 3 db 80% KBD

I received this transmission today from KO4LAV (station is in NC)
L06,food issues in NC
L07,Today we weere informed at work due to heavy orders due to the holidays that the warehouse was depleted. We were also told that trucks could be late or canceled. Things will be tight for my store until the warehouse can restock.
With lack of workers and truck drivers, it will only delay and aggrevate the situation. Any panic episodes could cause severe issues.

Also received this warning today from a friend. I have NOT confirmed this:

Interstate chekpoints to apprehend the unvaccinated. Interstate lockdowns coming in January 2022. Article is from beforeitsnews.com.

If true, I will not be able to get home, as my contract here goes until February 19th, and there are HEAVY penalties if I do not fulfill the contract.  KB7VX/p

Tnx for the reception report, Bruce.  Ur field antenna is doing well. Ur s9 & 1-3db in SW/OR    Thanks for the additional info.  Check points don’t sound good for anyone.   I hope you’re not stuck in MO when ur contract is finished.  Thanks for keeping us informed about local situations too BK

Next for Comments is Mindy W7ZAP  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-12-29T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20212912040248
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:970 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9 +10)
WA7HHE 100% KBD (S9+) pic (P5)
KF7ZIY 100% KBD (S9)
WB7TZD 100% KBD (S7)
l,KW6M 100% KBD (S3) Stay safe Steve
KM6FCR no copy RELAY: WA7HHE
KA7ERV 100% KBD (S9 +10)
W6DLW 100% KBD (S9)
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S8)
KC7MAW 100% KBD (S9)
KS6M 100% KBD (S5)
W7WSV 100% KBD (S3+)
KR7KR 100% KBD (S8)
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S3)
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S3)
KB7VX/P 100% VidID, KBD (S7) tnx 4 info/stay safe
KJ7BHK hear/no print RELAYS: W7WSV/WA7HHE
KK6RJR 100% KBD (S3)

Looks like NVIS is fading and from the looks of early emailed test images… good copy to UT. RX email from Bruno KG7VVN that he’d been trying to ck-in… saw a lite tone when we called him, unusual no relays. Bruno usually has a solid signal.

Cold, snowy WX storms are moving east from the PNW. We even had a bit of snow yesterday and today. Brookings forcast: 38F tonight/ 30F tomorrow night.

Wishing all a happy & safe 2022.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 843B][WRAP:end] … end

FB Mindy   tnx for the reception report    BK  are there any followup questions or comments?  < K7KY
<SNIP>
I don’t copy Jaye, but Mindy did…    Jaye is reminding us of SKN Straight Key Night for CW Ops coming up the end of the month.   OK any more comments b4 we close?  < K7KY

With changes to the net on our horizon, don’t worry ORCA will wobble off it’s axis or close suddenly as SATERN did earlier this year.  We’re just looking for fine adjustments to keep our energies in line with our responsibilities    We appreciate your support and participation.  BK

2021-12-28  20:09:21p  04:09:21z
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

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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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