28/JAN/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/JAN/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 33
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
__W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
__WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
__W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA VidID
__N2RSN David Keno,OR in&out
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
__KA7FOO Doug Quartzsite,AZ in&out
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
KJ7GVY Diana Carson City,NV
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
__K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT VidID
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

What a net! A record number of check-ins and we still completed the net in 1.5 hours. Thanks to the stations that changed their Active status to CALL*, helping keep the net to reasonable length. The band was much improved from the past couple of months. Also, I’d like to thank all of you for your thoughtful check ins… giving us time to respond and not swamping NCS with multiple coat-tails. For some reason, I had annoying difficulty controlling my cursor while copying content in the RX window to build the FLMSG roster.

Doug K7KY used PSK63RC4 (220wpm,330hz) with great results for the FLAMP exercise confirming 6 stations in the first pass. He CONFIRMED the remaining stations with PSK250R (220wpm,250hz,80%).

Tonight’s Optional Exercise asked, “What do you think of permitting brief buy/sell radio gear ads in the Traffic round practice-traffic?” We appreciate all of your comments regarding this idea. After more discussion, we’ve decided against this change. ORCA is working well. We don’t want to diminish our focus on net operations. Trading radio gear with trusted colleagues is an attractive possibility and we’re thinking of other options, like adding a classified section to the website. That would enable wider exposure w/o altering net activities. We’ll keep you posted.

Test images copied during the net:

RX #1: KS6M Oakland,CA RX #2: KS6M Oakland,CA
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa,AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa,AZ
RX #1: KF5SMH Aztec,NM
RX #2: KF5SMH Aztec,NM
RX #1: KG5DGI Aztec,NM
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec,NM
RX #1: KI7TPD Cedar City,UT
RX #2: KI7TPD Cedar City,UT
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl,UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl,UT
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley,UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley,UT
RX #1: AK0SK Kansas City,MO

Welcome back to Don WA6NBG in Eureka,CA, an ORCA Plank Owner. Don was with us in the early days when left the VHF ORCA EMERGENCY NET to form HF ORCA DIGITAL NET. In those days, we checked in on Phone, then QSY’d to the data band  to pass traffic, then QSY’d back to Phone for the Comment round. We were all learning how to communicate efficiently on a hot keyboard. We quickly realized we needed a tactic to avoid Doubles. And,  we didn’t know enough about handling emergency traffic in digital modes. Thus began our journey into organizing a Directed digital net and learning the tools of the NBEMS suite. ORCA has greatly evolved in the past seven years. Even though Don is a Founding Member, we checked him ‘In&Out’ tonight. ORCA DIGITAL NET is much different than when Don’s FT-857 expired and left him w/o HF access.  Even Don may need to monitor a session or two to catch up!

Remember: The Western Digital Net Roundtable w/Steve K6ETA @ 0330z/1930p, 3.581, on Thursday.  This will be the last Roundtable before WDN debuts  in February.  WDN will need a critical mass of Operators to succeed.  We are the Operators that can bring WDN to life; we’re Steve’s partners. The success of WDN will be a major plus for ORCA DIGITAL NET.

Another bonus for Western Digital Net is the discovery that FLMSG can generate an alternate RadioGram file in Plain Text  (*.txt) that resonates with the NTS system.  No custom forms needed. Passing RadioGram traffic to NTS nets will be routine.

Thanks for taking time to work with us tonight. We hope to see you all on the WF again soon.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
BYKI7LOQ checking in to the ORCA net. In and out.
de KI7LOQ k

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
de N2RSN test AR

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KD7CLCraigRiverton In & Out

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KI7LOQ in and out. Band is horrible tonight.
de KI7LOQ k

So far I have the following stns:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
< NCS

DFORD, OR / EARLY IN AND OUT PLEASE TU SK

Stn in Medford your in reverse < W7ZAP

Stn in Medford come again pse < W7ZAP

Stn in Medford (Bob?) your in reverse… may have button clicked (Rv) by lock bottom right < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP de W9FE CHK IN&OUT
N7RBP, MEDFORD, OR / EARLY IN AND OUT PLEASE TU SK

W9FE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
BK

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
Thought that was you Bob, missed your call & couldnt remember it. Good to CU
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP DE WB7TZD
Tom Vancouver, WA 98663
CHECKING IN TO THE NET.
W7ZAP de WB7TZD k

WB7TZD < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
Good to CU Tom, just need CALLSIGN for ck-in :-)
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

KI7TPD Fred, Cedar City, Utah

KI7TPD < W7ZAP TU Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
BK
There was another stn come agn < W7ZAP

de wa6nbg wa6nbg WA6NBG

WA6NBG < W7ZAP TU Don
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA
Hey Don! Wow been a while! Are you going to be active on the net or would you like to be “in&out”? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I just got my signalink installed and will be getting aquainted…. yes I will be active on the net… WA6NBG

WA6NBG < W7ZAP Don, I suggest you monitor tonight, the net has changed a lot & is fast paced. Great signal btw. Great to see you on the WF!
BK

KG7VVN < W7ZAP QSL Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
NCS de ke6sls *
TU ke6sls k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP QSL Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

W7ZAP < WA7HHE,GE, 1 QTC [Sit Rpt] for the net

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
FB Brad
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

ORCA NCS de KJ7BHK, Brian, temp QTH Quartzsite AZ, check in&out de KJ7BHK

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
TU Brian… you may have to give me ur QTH next time :-)
BK
Anyone else?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
GE Mindy W7LUX in&out

W7LUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
Good signal Joe
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

K6ETA < W7ZAP TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE N2RSN Keno Oregon in & out AR

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR in&out
Good to CU David
BK
Anyone else? < NCS

ncs de n7snd checking in and out.

et¾ejm R vR, Request check in and out. BTU

N7SND < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
BK
Last stn was a double… come agn < W7ZAP

W7ZAP, ORCA Net, de W5CLE ,W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA, 25 watts, Request check in and out. BTU

W5CLE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
Good signal Charles
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
GE ORCA Net.
Doug still in Quartzsite, AZ.
But moved to a different location.
Will be In&Out tonight.

de KA7FOO
KA7FOO

KA7FOO < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KA7FOO Doug Quartzsite,AZ in&out
Good to CU on WF Doug
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Quartzsite,AZ in&out

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

de KG5DGI
IN – OUT
de KG5DGI k

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
Good signal Ed
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

S6M

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
AK0SK, AK0SK, Sila, Kansas City, MO in & out

KS6M < W7ZAP TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA
BK

AK0SK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO in&out < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
NCS < W6DLW Dennis

W6DLW < W7ZAP QSL Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

W7ZAP de W7WSV W7WSV K

W7WSV < W7ZAP QSL Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Quartzsite,AZ in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP
NCS w7zap < KF5SMH AL M AZTEC NM IN & OUT

KF5SMH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
Lite copy Al, but 100%
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

KJ7GVY Diana
Carson, City
de KJ7GVY

KJ7GVY < W7ZAP QSL Diana
KJ7GVY Diana Carson City,NV BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

WA0TJT < W7ZAP QSL Keith
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Quartzsite,AZ in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
KJ7GVY Diana Carson City,NV
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KG7D < W7ZAP QSL Greg
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Last stn again in MFSK32 pse < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Quartzsite,AZ in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
KJ7GVY Diana Carson City,NV
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

28:Jan:19 19:29:40p

WELCOME to the 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:
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
Stay focused. Exercise is interactive and brisk.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS can fill
Traffic Round messages after net.

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, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
* Use manual pre-tone (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW. Participating Ops send ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN in&out’

First time? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

K9QJS Hoop, San Juan Island, WA in& out … lR r0tef=%e`ORt etrh

K9QJS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
BK
Anyone else? < W7ZAP

kc0nws w0kcn smithville, mo in/out

KC0NWS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KC0NWS National Weather Service Office Kansas City,MO in&out
BK

W0KCN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W0KCN North Land Amateur Radio Emergency Services North Kansas City,MO in&out
BK
Anyone else? < NCS

NCS de KI7TPD

To reduce the time for the Traffic portion you can change me to KI7TPD* just want to help!

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Thanks Fred!
BK
Anyone else for ck-in? < NCS

W7ZAP DE W1EEP you can move me also *

W1EEP < W7ZAP Thanks Gene
BK

KR7KR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx

Please Stand By < NCS

KR7KR < W7ZAP QSL Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Please Stand By < NCS

KC0NWS < W7ZAP What is your callsign?? < NCS

w7zap de k0kex sorry that was an error on my part de k0kex

K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
No worries Rick, I hv too many actives tonight…
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

W1EEP < W7ZAP Gene pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

W1EEP Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET – NCS.Not Copying NCS?
Check ‘in&out’ here…W1EEP

KR7KR *
de KR7KR k

NIL W1EEP

Thanks Gene
BK
KR7KR RR & TU
BK

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202901034154
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20202901015201
<blankform>
:mg:997 ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/JAN/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 31
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Quartzsite,AZ in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
KJ7GVY Diana Carson City,NV
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT VidID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum F409][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS 28/Jan/2020

Tonight’s FLAMP exercise distributes the file, ‘ex154.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/
FLAMP exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that
file to NCS in the Traffic Round with FLAMP.

Again last Thurs, ten stations checked in with Steve K6ETA for the WDN Roundtable.
Band condx were difficult, but better than the previous session. If you missed that
session, try to work this Thursday’s RoundTable. Steve is energetically spearheading
the WDN project. It’s a big undertaking. Our support will help generate initial
participation and momentum.

We shouldn’t have any problems passing RadioGram traffic to digital NTS nets.
FLMSG will also create the file as a text document(.txt). Phone, CW, and Digital
nets are currently working with RadioGram .txt files. We’ve no need for custom
FLMSG forms. FLMSG outputs a .txt file from the top bar menu, ‘File/View/Plain
Text’. That’s all it takes to generate a RadioGram .txt file that resonates with NTS.

We’re considering a small change to our practice-traffic guidelines. We always
want to keep these files brief. Practice is our prime agenda; message content
is secondary. That said, we are considering using practice traffic to occasionally
list members’ buy/sell announcements for used Amateur radio gear. Many Amateurs
routinely buy and sell radio equipment. We have the advantage of knowing each other.
It removes most of the used-gear trading risk. We would limit practice-traffic listing
to one item or related items like radio/tuner/key, etc. This should dissuade equipment
traders from joining to sell gear. Your thoughts and observations will help us determine
the merit of this idea.

Once more, in case you missed this FLDIGI TIP: Press ESCAPE to instantly stop a Macro.

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

If you want on/off the Net Report email list:
ncs@orcadigitalnet.com < NCS

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in PSK63-RC4 (220wpm,330hz). We’ll
fill with PSK-250R (220wpm,250hz,80%), & ‘MFSK-32 (120wpm,630hz).
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:48Z 4xPSK63R @ 1493>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 B05E>{2D35}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 9E6D>{2D35}20200128004444:ex154.txt
<ID 16 FA29>{2D35}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D43F>{2D35}653 6 112
<DESC 12 F1BC>{2D35}ex#154
<FILE 30 9E6D>{2D35}20200128004444:ex154.txt
<ID 16 FA29>{2D35}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D43F>{2D35}653 6 112
<DESC 12 F1BC>{2D35}ex#154
<DATA 120 68EF>{2D35:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create a Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex154.m
<DATA 120 DE4F>{2D35:2}2s’. Make *NR = 5, make *STN ORIG = URCALL, Make PLACE OF ORIG = UR QTH, Enter TIME
FILED & *MON DDY, Make *TO =
<DATA 120 BCD3>{2D35:3} W7ZAP. Copy the following question to the TXT: window and add your answer.

What do you think of permitting b
<DATA 120 499C>{2D35:4}rief buy/sell radio gear ads in the Traffic round practice-traffic?

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word count). M
<DATA 120 8CBF>{2D35:5}ake SIG: = URCALL. SAVE with: File/View/Plain Text.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex1
<DATA 101 B691>{2D35:6}54.txt’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 10
<CNTL 10 5243>{2D35:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F24F>{2D35:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:49Z 4xPSK63R @ 1493>>

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 … WB7TZD

DE WB7TZD
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 E9BtsrmDi \EAMBLE
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 502F>{2D35}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

A7HHE
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 502F>{2D35}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KS6M

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE KS6M
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 502F>{2D35}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE W6DLW
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 10 9D3B>{2D35}2 3
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1488>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 502F>{2D35}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KJ7GVY

DE KJ7GVY
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 502F>{2D35}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7GVY K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA0TJT

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA0TJT

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KG7D

DE KG7D
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 502F>{2D35}CONFIRMED
DE KG7D K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 B05E>{2D35}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 9E6D>{2D35}20200128004444:ex154.txt
<ID 16 FA29>{2D35}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D43F>{2D35}653 6 112
<DESC 12 F1BC>{2D35}ex#154
<FILE 30 9E6D>{2D35}20200128004444:ex154.txt
<ID 16 FA29>{2D35}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 D43F>{2D35}653 6 112
<DESC 12 F1BC>{2D35}ex#154
<DATA 120 68EF>{2D35:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FLMSG, create a Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex154.m
<DATA 120 DE4F>{2D35:2}2s’. Make *NR = 5, make *STN ORIG = URCALL, Make PLACE OF ORIG = UR QTH, Enter TIME
FILED & *MON DDY, Make *TO =
<DATA 120 BCD3>{2D35:3} W7ZAP. Copy the following question to the TXT: window and add your answer.

What do you think of permitting b
<DATA 120 499C>{2D35:4}rief buy/sell radio gear ads in the Traffic round practice-traffic?

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word count). M
<DATA 120 8CBF>{2D35:5}ake SIG: = URCALL. SAVE with: File/View/Plain Text.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send ‘URCALL_ex1
<DATA 101 B691>{2D35:6}54.txt’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 10
<CNTL 10 5243>{2D35:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F24F>{2D35:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:56Z PSK-250R @ 1499>>
WB7TZD

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE WB7TZD
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 502F>{2D35}CONFIRMED
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE W6DLW
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 502F>{2D35}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
WA0TJT

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP < K7KY 6 stations CONFIRMED PSK63-RC4 not bad, we lost WA0TJT overall a good exercise btn < K7KY

Excellent exercise Doug. Surprised to see PSK modes do so well.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:59:25p 03:59:25z
Late Ck-In? Early-Out? < NCS

KE6SLS < W7ZAP go ahead Jaye < W7ZAP

Stn with Vid ID pse go ahead < W7ZAP

rg de ke6sls
sri but if you can resend roster, great if not I’m good.
de ke6sls k

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202901040133
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20202901015201
<blankform>
:mg:1037 ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/JAN/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 32
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&

Please Stand By < NCS

… star

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20202901040310
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20202901015201
<blankform>
:mg:1038 ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/JAN/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 32
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Quartzsite,AZ in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
KJ7GVY Diana Carson City,NV
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT VidID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 838D][WRAP:end] … end

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Tom WB7TZD < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

this iswb7tzd go a head i’m not ready yet
wb7tzd

WB7TZD < W7ZAP RR Tom, I’ll ck back at the end of the round
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 0F11>{DD97}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 F2CA>{DD97}20200129040415:KG7VVN_ex154.txt
<ID 29 47DA>{DD97}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 F83A>{DD97}295 5 64
<DATA 72 2C6A>{DD97:1}5 R KG7VVN 43 BERYL UT 2056L JAN 28
W7ZAP

BT
WHAT DO YOU THINK
<DATA 72 7EC3>{DD97:2}OF
PERMITTING BRIEF BUY/SELL RADIO GEAR
ADS IN THE TRAFFIC ROUND
<DATA 72 8F33>{DD97:3}
PRACTICE-TRAFFIC QUERY WOULD MAKE FOR
A CHANGE OF PACE DOT
CLIC
<DATA 72 6486>{DD97:4}K THE RED CK BUTTON
(WORD COUNT) X MAKE SIG:
= URCALL X SAVE WIT
<DATA 47 F89B>{DD97:5}H:
FILE/VIEW/PLAIN TEXT X
BT
KG7VVN
AR

<CNTL 10 D2A6>{DD97:EOF}
<CNTL 10 72AA>{DD97:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KG7VVN_ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 464B>{DD97}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

WA7HHE Brad ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 2019-nCoV.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.13
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20202901040944
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20202901011934
<plaintext>
:to:8 ORCA NCS
:fm:20 CDD/SWUHD via WA7HHE
:dt:8 01/28/20
:tm:6 18:18L
:sb:20 2019-nCoV Sit Report
:mg:352

However, the situation is evolving, and risk will depend on how well the virus spreads and how sick it makes people.

CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center and begun using public health measures as part of an aggressive public health response strategy.

For up date info visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/guidance-hcp.html

[WRAP:chksum FD6C][WRAP:end] … end

Thanks Brad
BK

Over to John KS6M 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP DE KS6M

<PROG 18 A28D>{1433}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 35 1042>{1433}20200129040252:KS6M_ex154.txt
<ID 28 0E67>{1433}KS6M Oakland CA CM87vt
<SIZE 14 F402>{1433}232 4 64
<DESC 12 B431>{1433}ex#154
<DATA 72 F686>{1433:1}5 R KS6M 30 OAKLAND CA 1950L JAN 28
W7ZAP

BT
WHAT DO YOU TH
<DATA 72 72BD>{1433:2}INK OF
PERMITTING BRIEF BUY/SELL RADIO GEAR
ADS IN THE TRAFFIC
<DATA 72 14B4>{1433:3} ROUND
PRACTICE-TRAFFIC QUERY I HAVE MIXED
FEELINGS X I WILL H
<DATA 48 9A5C>{1433:4}AVE
TO THINK ABOUT IT X
BT
KS6M
AR

<CNTL 10 E050>{1433:EOF}
<CNTL 10 405C>{1433:EOT}

DE KS6M K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KS6M_ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 EB8D>{1433}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

W6DLW Dennis ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NCS DE W6DLW

<PROG 18 640A>{0AF7}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 30 5287>{0AF7}20200129040129:ex154.txt
<ID 28 9E3B>{0AF7}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
<SIZE 14 0705>{0AF7}405 7 64
<DESC 25 D6D3>{0AF7}Selling of Ham Gear
<DATA 72 0DFE>{0AF7:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFPXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdVMTRpo04ZcTrqbG
<DATA 72 78D6>{0AF7:2}rNwpQsqOuHXKCO11Kf93qtk46jUurvmQm76cHwefmfu/OHpx+OW4xoTfBlkq0Lyj
<DATA 72 919E>{0AF7:3}E4hp2GKhYqw7RwTtpZ/wtAGZKGpoz7Wl/9/nEFgqvwTDXttQ1vYT2ygQOXT+eWEv
<DATA 72 3914>{0AF7:4}DRrrAo6TECLHTZFRu1qweTePfl9kICaAoP7/zXYJpLhufZwdOFVL940/0awo8D+p
<DATA 72 A010>{0AF7:5}LbmNRx7zmLut5SDdPy3NNHvl+SjdR8mwlUThl+wJcOxfyxib1JRWPHC5d14tpI04
<DATA 72 6059>{0AF7:6}FVYH5ywrJ6n3ERXTUxaa8WJOgGQsVfzWGmBRwVe7Q9JlBX0psooQfla5ZmTSyZ5w
<DATA 29 B6EA>{0AF7:7}eq6Aoo/lQA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 28BF>{0AF7:EOF}
<CNTL 10 88B3>{0AF7:EOT}

DE W6DLW K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 5C66>{0AF7}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Steve W7WSV 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE W7WSV

<PROG 18 E64F>{3AAE}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 2008>{3AAE}20200129035831:W7WSV_ex154.txt
<ID 28 7304>{3AAE}W7WSV Mesa, AZ DM43ej
<SIZE 14 D5B8>{3AAE}401 7 64
<DATA 72 0117>{3AAE:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFaXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 A209>{3AAE:2}g5BdZhEjzOTnPAnHntRn9FcgnSafje8dBEeddsUjKuXipqqRUMzZ3URU/2boqrVG
<DATA 72 ADFB>{3AAE:3}pw8ZIBwvtj8dMtX5EEwLx7igNw3M7koPRVGHh4KZloSzMWIp4y6PpMvfWW5/Vq0F
<DATA 72 A133>{3AAE:4}UjM8beB5PD2sIJMiMRrkVKg/ZRMNz77pU7sHPgVa3eDAnIqhuQHpOEjI3gBNHkgt
<DATA 72 FB1A>{3AAE:5}whzguG0yFRcZNvUYf5666X5VTIBzoCr5dVaY1hfILGKyOje6S70/75F8Ya3G28Kc
<DATA 72 FFF5>{3AAE:6}ZUsgTM4NN25vl+9VSokEfSfnxozT2GnzmuDlsD9iHO2xUBVhnVGm9HvINnC/2jht
<DATA 25 2F8B>{3AAE:7}QqoH+cA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 CAD7>{3AAE:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6ADB>{3AAE:EOT}

DE W7WSV K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : W7WSV_ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 ED31>{3AAE}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Diana KJ7GVY < NCS
Next 4 Traffic is Diana KJ7GVY < NCS

WA0TJT Keith ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

KG7D Greg ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

NCS DE KG7D

<PROG 18 B549>{690C}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 35 0504>{690C}20200129035727:KG7D_ex154.txt
<ID 35 CC36>{690C}KG7D Carson City, Nv (DM09cb)
<SIZE 14 A5E9>{690C}231 5 48
<DESC 52 911D>{690C}Traffic round reply to Flamp ex_154 01/28/2020
<FILE 35 0504>{690C}20200129035727:KG7D_ex154.txt
<ID 35 CC36>{690C}KG7D Carson City, Nv (DM09cb)
<SIZE 14 A5E9>{690C}231 5 48
<DESC 52 911D>{690C}Traffic round reply to Flamp ex_154 01/28/2020
<DATA 56 FEA5>{690C:1}5 R KG7D 28 CARSON CITY NV 1949L JAN 28
W7ZAP

<DATA 56 6C99>{690C:2}
BT
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF
PERMITTING BRIEF BUY
<DATA 56 662C>{690C:3}/SELL RADIO GEAR
ADS IN THE TRAFFIC ROUND
PRAC
<DATA 56 50D0>{690C:4}TICE-TRAFFIC QUERY TIME PERMITTING COMMA
IT SOU
<DATA 47 6441>{690C:5}NDS LIKE A GOOD
IDEA TO ME
BT

AR

<CNTL 10 798F>{690C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D983>{690C:EOT}

DE KG7D K

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : KG7D_ex154.txt
<MISSING 15 A436>{690C}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

WB7TZD Tom u ready for traffic? If so go ahead < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:22:23p 04:22:23z
Late Ck-In? Early-Out? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP DE W1EEP NICE NET NEW RECORD LOOKS LIKE YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST THANKS 73’S TO ALL

Thanks Gene, the ck-ins kept me on my toes!
BK

Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7TZD < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WB7TZD_ex154.m2s]<flmsg>4.0.8
:hdr_fm:22
WB7TZD 20202901042414
:hdr_ed:22
WB7TZD 20202901041112
<radiogram>
:nbr:1 5
:prec:1 0
:d1:6 JAN 28
:t1:5 2012L
:to:5 W7ZAP
:msg:237 OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP FILE-MANIPULATION EXERCISE
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF
PERMITTING BRIEF BUY/SELL RADIO GEAR
ADS IN THE TRAFFIC ROUND
PRACTICE-TRAFFIC QUERY AT FIRST I
DID NOT LIKE THE IDEA
BUT I THINK IT WOULD
BE OK TOM DE WB7TZD

:sig:6 WB7TZD
:ck:2 40
:sta:6 WB7TZD
:org:12 VANCOUVER WA
:svc:1 F
:std:1 T
[WRAP:chksum 5A22][WRAP:end] … end

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Appreciate ur thoughts on this, we want to be mindful of any changes to the net. BK

Next 4 Comments is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD

Good net tonight!
What do you think of permitting brief buy/sell radio gear ads in the Traffic round practice-traffic?

I am OK with it as long as people keep it short and don’t have a large number of items and it not a regular event

Had a great time at Winter Field Day! It was a bit cold at night, but we had fun making contacts. Overall the club made around 150 contacts including Doug K7KY and Mindy W7ZAP! Thanks for the contacts! Had fun talking with you!

73s everyone!
KI7TPD

KI7TPD < W7ZAP Hope the ice tent worked well for you guys! BK

Over to Bruno KG7VVN 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP/K7KY < KG7VVN had a great time during WFD. Got to try out my Ice fishing shelter for shack and sleeping quarters, worked well.
My home made NVIS worked equally well on 40 M FLGIGI. Sorry no signal reports tonight.TU for all you do. 73 < KG7VVN K

Very cool idea of the ice tent… hope you have pictures!
BK
KE6SLS Jaye ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ARS (Amateur Radio Station) ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! California
Using 50 watts on the big vee

NCS, s9 10db, 100% kb, 100 FLamp,

WB7TZD, s9 2db, 100%,flmsg 100%
KG7VVN, s6 6db, 100% kb
KJ7GVY–
WA0TJT–
KG7D, s7 4db,
KI7TPD, s7 8db, 100kb

Did not copy the roster on FLmsg, was busy helping RELAY on the Mendo emergency net without warning!

Signals are GREAT for hearing NCS tonight. My comments only included signals I was able to hear at this station while on ORCA net frequency.

Last night’s Humboldt county emergency digital net was fun, almost all stations were DX stations! Later, I called the WCC net on 3970MHz at 9pm and figured it would be a bust, but ended up on the air until 11:30pm last night. You can never call the propagation!

We did have fun at WFD this past weekend. You guys would have LOVED seeing the set up! I heard the Utah special event on digi, but they never found me :(

Need to contact Bruce kb7xv? find out what freqs he used for winlink down here!

Thank you all, 73 and have a GREAT week.

Jaye ke6sls

Great report Jaye. And booming signal here tonight.
BK

Over to Brad WA7HHE 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ORCA < WA7HHE, our NCS dual are the super dual and really shining tonight thank you for all you do!
I apologize to K6ETA as I may miss Thursday WDN due to company arriving from San Diego. ORCA really rocking Tonight!

Yes… you are all keeping us on our toes… very challenging during ck-in :-) Good practice!
BK
K6ETA Steve ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

K6ETA < W7ZAP Ur up Steve < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
< K6ETA SRI, strange freeze!Luckily I had a copy paste here it is!

Update on the Western Digital Net (WDN).

We now have a solid path to forward NTSD radiograms! Any Radiogram created in FLMsg will be forwarded via the Northern California packet backbone, then relayed as needed over the NTSD network. We are ready to relay!

Thanks to the ORCA Ops and some other UF NBEML agnkeinalte ae e s,id r:0lish`n—om g dp if 2-jn HF sittionetvailable to relay and participate.

Our mission has settled into a West-of-the-Rockies Traffic neiWith brief traffic as well as Space WX and regional alerts and bulletins of interest. This new net endeavors to reach out to the Amateur radio stations and provide traffic service:

— In timel of pooh ade propagaHon;
— In circumstances where accurate information needs to get through;
— And for stations in challenging situations.

We serve the entire amateur radio community and can use our NBEMS capabilities and relay locations to assist voice nets, mobile stations, QRP stations and to check DX and propagation. And of course, we use the well-established ORCA standards for net protocol! We could not do this without ORCA!

Please join us on Thursdays on this frequency at 1930 PST / 0330z ! Come with your reports, relays and messages — and we’ll see you there! < K6ETA

K6ETA < W7ZAP Very fast TX! Will have to read later!
BK
Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

That was an interesting twist in the flmsg Radiogram form. I would never have thought to use File|View to save a file, but it worked just fine by way of Windows Notepad. I will have to remember that one.

Regarding propagation this evening — sunspots are back! SN = 18. And flux is up a little too.

73 to all de KS6M

Thanks for the solar WX update! Good to know.
BK

Over to Dennis W6DLW 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NCS < W6DLW Dennis, Doug and Mindy it was a great net. Thanks for your patience and all you do each week. Happy Trails

Glad you could work with us tonite Dennis
BK
W7WSV Steve ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS de W7WSV
A little better sigs on avg. tonight.
W7ZAP, K7KY S9, 5dB some QSB
Flamp: PSK63, 100%
PSK250, 29%.

Exercise:
KG7VV S9+, 17dB, 100%
WA7HHE S9+, 15dB, 100% wrap
KS6M S5, -12dB, unassigned/printed most OK
W6DLW S5, -4db, 100%
KJ7GVY no cpy
WA0TJT no cpy
KG7D S5m -6dB, 100%
WB7TZD S5, -3dB, 100% wrap

Brief buy/sell gear Ok , if focus is still on traffic handling practices.
73 GE W7WSV K

Great signal report Steve. Thanks!
BK
KJ7GVY Diana ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
Think the idea of buying and selling is okay maybe once a month if sellers share why they want to sell something.

This is my first time operating alone…and I have a lot to learn!. It looks like my radiogram did not make it through…I was able to fill it out but had trouble after that. Got lost somewhere when I tried to save it. I will get some help before the next net…hopefully KG7D Greg will get me on track.

Then next week
de KJ7GVY

Great to have you working w/us Diana. The exercise was a bit more complicated tonight. BTW ur signal is BOOMING S9 +15 13dB
BK

Over to Keith WA0TJT 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Next 4 Comments is Greg KG7D < NCS

How did I know this was going to be the excicise tonight???
https://groups.io/g/winfldigi/message/25485
https://groups.io/g/nbems/message/16155

Lots of good information posted in those groups! As well as lots of good infromation on this net with this group. And congratulations to Diana KJ7GVY. Tonight is the first net she worked from her home station, all alone and without any help.

I was supprised how many signals I saw and heard during WFD. Had an apointment on Saturday but, made a handfull of contacts on Sunday. Had fun even if it was only from home. Hope you all had fun also.

On a side note; I turned my power up from 10w to 25w in the middle of transmitting my traffic round reply. It wasn’t propagation, it was me…

Another fun and intersting net, the two of you do a great job of coming up with questions, tips and excercises. thank you,
de KG7D k

Thanks for the comments Greg. I saw you posted to the FLDIGI group… lots of useful ideas and info there
BK
KR7KR Ken ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP & K7KY

thanks for the net
de KR7KR k

FB Ken glad you could join us
BK
K7KY your up 4 comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
TU
Welcome back to Don WA7NBG in Eureka,CA. Don is an ORCA Founding Member. He’ll recall the early days when we took ck-ins and comments by Phone. It’s great to have him on the roster tonight.

Please give the used radio gear idea in practice-traffic some careful thought. While it would be a useful service, it may also create unintended issues. We don’t want to create a swapmeet, for sure, but we thought that occasional buy/sell text would not effect net time. Ops would include contact-info so interested people would contact them off/after net. Food 4 thought…

Again, please keep ck-in simple; see the Preamble. We’re geting more ck-ins these days. We only need your callsign if you’ve been here b4. Or, ‘callsign in&out’

Please don’t send multiple lines @ ck-in. Thanks for helping us manage the net.

And, I had a great WFD. CW WFD/160cwTest, and some Phone and Data too. I worked W7U, Rainbow Canyon ARC too! This AM I worked South Africa on 20m digital.

I appreciate Greg KG7D’s comments on the exercise questions. They’re hard to keep interesting every wk. The band is surprising tonight. We CONFIRMED 6 stations with one pass of PSK63-RC4. BTN K7KY

Great comments Doug. BK
Any further comments from ACTIVE stns? < W7ZAP

Any comments from MONITORING stns?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W7ZAP W7ZAP de KB6HOHKB6HOH pse k

de KG5DGI some success tonight – first 100% msg RX
IN – OUT
de KG5DGI k
de KG5DGI k

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Great to see you Steve, go ahead < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
W7ZAP de KB6HOH OK Mindy FB and GE to you and Doug.
Just sitting here watch the world go by. By down pretty sic since mid Dec and sometime in the ER
Other than that, thats about it. Talked with ETA earlier. Understand you about 40 checkins this PM.
Great! sounds like things are rolloing right along.
Anyway hope you and Doug are doing well. Great job on the Net. 73 from the Bay Area.
So BTU Mindy W7ZAP de KB6HOH k

Great to see you on the WF Steve. Sri to hear about ER issues.
Your signal is very strong tonight. Hope to CU on ETA’s WDN sometime soon!
BK

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
BK
KG5DGI < W7ZAP Ed your turn for comments < W7ZAP

de KG5DGI some success tonight – first 100% RX
IN – OUT
de KG5DGI k
de KG5DGI k

KG5DGI < W7ZAP Great to hear Ed!
BK
Anyone else for COMMENTS b4 we close? < W7ZAP

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Thank You
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net! Was a lot of fun helping him the other night dial in the new rigging he is using.

Great net and SRI for throwing in the wrench on the roster. I didn’t expect the call on the other emergenc, å-nMÃeht! Sigtals are great and sure enjoyed seeing everyong, esp Diana do the first gigs on this net! GOOD WORK EVERYONE.

73 de kle6sls
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Double… KE6SLS standby pse

KF5SMH < W7ZAP Al pse TX ur comments again. Tnx < W7ZAP

KF5SMH KF5SMH < W7ZAP Al pse TX your comments again, there was a double. < W7ZAP

Looks like the band is fading…
BK
KE6SLS go ahead < W7ZAP

bugger, ur way down form just a few minutes ago, so sry rntcm doubled.

ORCA NCS de ke6sls also wanted to welcome Don wa6nbg back to the net! Was a lot of fun helping him the other night dial in the new rigging he is using.

Great net and SRI for throwing in the wrench on the roster. I didn’t expect the call on the other emergency net tonight! Sigtals are great and sure enjoyed seeing everyong, esp Diana do the first gigs on this net! GOOD WORK EVERYONE.

73 de ke6sls

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Band is fading but copied u 95%. Thanks for the comments
BK
Anyone else b4 we close?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T04:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE WB7TZD
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DE WB7TZD K

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Tom we’ll fill the blocks from traffic after the net
BK
Anyone else w/COMMENTS? < W7ZAP

2100L – 0500Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

<STX>
DE W7ZAP

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 56 FEA5>{690C:1}5 R KG7D 28 CARSON CITY NV 1949L JAN 28
W7ZAP

<CNTL 10 798F>{690C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D983>{690C:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

WB7TZD

Before RSID: <<2020-01-29T05:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
WB7TZD
thank you 100% good copy and a good net
see you next week i hope

W7ZAP de WB7TZD
Checking out of the NET.
73’S to all
Thanks for a good net.
W7ZAP de WB7TZD

FB Tom see you next time
BK
Anyone else need fills? < W7ZAP

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:mg:1071 ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/JAN/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 33
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KI7LOQ Aaron Meridian,ID in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
W9FE Carlos Bunker Hill,IL in&out
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA6NBG Don Eureka,CA in&out
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Quartzsite,AZ in&out
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT in&out
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA in&out
KA7FOO Doug Quartzsite,AZ in&out
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM in&out
KS6M John Oakland,CA
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO in&out
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KF5SMH AL Aztec,NM in&out
KJ7GVY Diana Carson City,NV
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO in&out
K9QJS Hoop San Juan Island,WA in&out
KR7KR* Ken Enoch,UT VidID
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
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22/SEP/20 Report

22/SEP/20 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 22/Sep/20 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 35 Stations: __KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT K0PHP Chris Columbia,MO __N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX __N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX __WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX __KG5DGI Ed [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


International SATERN Digital Net transmits digital text, images, and FLAMP files via remote HF station. NCS and Net Manager is Ken Standard AD5XJ.

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.065 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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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