28/NOV/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/nov/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 17
Stations:
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

A BIG Thank You! to Steve K6ETA for extensive relaying tonight. Steve is usually well copied on ORCA; he was exactly what we needed tonight. Approaching solar minimum next year, we’re entering a propagation phase that will require more relaying. A bit frustrating, but good for learning and practice. We’ll begin asking a strong station to call for those not copying NCS at check-in and log relayed stations as monitors (in&out). For formal traffic or emergency traffic, we would dispatch a station to RX their traffic.

Band condx extended check-in to 20min, so we started a little late. I thought band condx would persist and might deteriorate further, but they actually improved as we progressed. With 17 ck-ins, 11 of them active, I canceled the weekly FLAMP exercise and the Traffic round. After ck-in and announcements, we went directly to the Comment round. This moved along well as the band was improving. I realized some Ops were disappointed with the FLAMP and Traffic cancellations. We somewhat remedied this by running the FLAMP exercise after closing the net. Most stayed around for the exercise and it went well in MFSK-32, filling with MFSK-16.

Ken KR7KR and Bill K6QOG sent these images during the Comment round.

TX: K6QOG  UT   RX: K7KY  OR
TX: K6QOG  UT   RX: W7ZAP  OR
     
TX: KR7KR  UT   RX: K7KY  OR
TX: KR7KR  UT   RX:W7ZAP  OR
TX: KR7KR  UT   RX:KB6NN  CA

Again tonight, UT stations are nearly a third of the net. Four of the five in Cedar City. These stations use VHF as a back channel for the net. Why do they have such great signals? Maybe living around 6000ft ASL might explain it. I think they’re all EMCOMM Ops.

I’m still unable to contact Mark K7MBA in Kennewick,WA about his CW signal on 3.582. It’s been with us the last four nets now. It doesn’t bother MFSK-32 reception, but it’s within the MFSK-64 envelope and definitely hinders copy. This is a very odd signal to me. It sometimes runs thru the whole net. I’ve also noticed it on other days and times. I’ve tried to reply in CW, but no answer. I’ve not seen anyone reply to his CQ. The CQ begins with two ‘V’s’ and then CQ at about 20wpm using a bug. It sounds like a recording; the same characters repeating over and over. He may have a rogue bot in his station. If you know how to contact Mark, let me know.

Thanks for your patience with the band and changes in the net. I hope to see you all next week in better condx.

73 Doug K7KY

———– Net Log ———

K7KY *** TUNE *** < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ur -6db right now. i’m running 40 watts.

KR7KR & KE6SLS & W1EEP RR tu for ck-in guys… < K7KY

Last stn agn pse.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
k7ky de ke6sls
ur -6db right now. i’m running 40 watts.
now running 80 watts.
vry weak here om.
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye & tu if you cpy the cw stn @ 3.582 K7MBA I’m trying to find thiis
OP he’s been hr for weeks nowand I don’t think he hears us his stn may be automatic and repeating the same v v v cq cq endlessly no one ever answers him < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
Check me in and I also saw KD7CL and KB7NN
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve tu for the relays band may be worse than usual BREAK KD7CL
Craig hw cpy? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
Dont see him now. and its KB6NN not KB7
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY TNX Steve these guys are close to me and I may hv trouble working them… BREAK KB6NN Howard hw cpy? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>
K7KY K7KY de KD7CL copy is broken and slim KD7CL BTU

KD7CL < K7KY RR Craig u in for tonight or in&out ?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
de KD7CL KD7CL
Craig
0315Z
Riverton, Or
Long wire <25 watts>
No traffic in & out

KD7CL < K7KY RR in&out good cpy that time 73 < K7KY

KB6NN < K7KY Howard hw cpy? < K7KY

Double last stn agn pse < K7KY

K7KY < WA7HHE s/n varying but good print for the most part

WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad ur strong hr and 100% print good thing we’re far apart tonight… ur on the log.. BREAK
KB6NN < K7KY Hw cpy? < K7KY

KW6JIM < K7KY GE Jim u in for tonight?? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
I’m copying everyone so can relay if there’s any need.
< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
~7ky de ke6sls
ur

oioops, m3tnjk6eta de ke6sls checking Cin. can not cp NCS tonight.
e ke6sls kj

K6ETA < K7KY Steve pse check if I’m missing KB6NN and KW6JIM tu < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
I have KE6SLS and you don’t seem to cpy him. BREAK. Relay for NCS – any stations not acknowledged by NCS please check in now
< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6ETA de KW6JIM

Please relay me in and out.
Thanks…
KW6JIM

KB6NN < K6ETA We have you – are you in & out or staying?
< K6ETA

CQ, ‘p·nt_ DE WBdv ? Ó VANCOUVER W

KW6JIM < K6ETA We have you as In%Out and also KB6NN as In&out. Any others?
< K6ETA

KK6RKY < K6ETA Are you in&out?
< K6ETA

KK6RKY < K6ETA are you in&out?
< K6ETA

KK6RKY < K6ETA nothing heard BREAK and other check ins for ORCA?
< K6ETA

K7KY < K6ETA That’s it for now BTU
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY TU Steve great job pse ck my roster when I post to b sure… BREAK WB7TZD GE Tom we areen’t printing u well enough to work tonight… I’ll ck u in&out tu maybe better next week we hope tnx BREAK any more ck-ins ?? < K7KY

Good Evening.
KA7FOO from Reno.
Reporting for active net duty in the ORCA Net.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO RR Doug good signal tu BREAK K6QOG Bill tnx ur ck-in < NCS

WB7TZD < K7KY GE Tom tnx ur patience… band very poor tonight & we are not printing u well enough to work tonight I’ll ck u in& out tonight lets hope the band improves cu next time… 3
ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 28 Nove sstereo jSorry I hit the mystery key that sends any macro it likes… BREAK any more ck-ins? < K7KY

K7KY DE KF7RSF
LATE CHECK-IN IN AND OUT FOR ME
JUST VISITING
TOM IN BANDON

KF7RSF < K7KY GE Tom nice to c u… good night for monitoring the net… ur in&out tonight tu BREAK any more? < K7KY

de N7SND N7SND Cedar City, Utah checking in.

N7SND < K7KY GE Larry another good signal from UT tu BREAK any more?

KA7PAT < K7KY GE Pat no print hr, but Mindy copied u in&out tonight tu BREAK any
more?? < K7KY

KA7PA < K6ETA SRI I mean K7KY … KF7RSF didnt copy your ack but we have him in and out.
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Steve b4 we run the preamble, I’ll send the roster as I hv it and you can relay it. tu < K7KY

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]4.0.4.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20172911033904
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454

:mg:494 ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/nov/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum E752][WRAP:end] … end

D IN VANCOUVER WA, WHO IS NET CONTROLE??

ALL ORCA Stas this is a relay of the roster as Doug has it. If you are missing, please check in immediately after:
Stations:
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
< K6ETA

WB7TZD < K7KY I’m NCS Tom sorry for the confusion tonight the band is probably worse than we’ve seen in 5yrs… BREAK
K6ETA Steve tnx I’ve corrected the roster to show Tom KF7RSF in&out are there any more ck-ins ?? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
RKY and QOG are missing
‘ < K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
break
de ke6sls k

K7KY < K6ETA
and KE6SLS
< K6ETA

trying to check in withlth^ ke6slsl k

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>
7KY DE KF7RSF
KA7PAT AND KD7CL BOTH ASK FOR RELAY IN AS THEY ARE MISSING FROM THE ROSTER

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1370>>
K6ETA DE WB7TZD VANCOUVER WA
LOTS OF NOISE MY STATION POOR COPY THIS END.
TOM HERE.
DE WB7TZD

K6ETA < K7KY Steve tnx for the help I’ll resend the roster agn as most seem to cpy u stand by one… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1508>>
THIS IS TOM IN VANCOUVER WASHINGTON STATE, DOES ANY STATION COPY ME???
DE WB7TZD

K6ETA < K7KY please tell Tom WB7TZD I do cpy him and he’s on the roster in&out tnx < K7KY

WB7TZD < K6ETA This is a relay from K7KY – He copies u and has u on the roster as in&out
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Steve hr’s the roster agn pse relay and we’ll try to get the net going then… tnx

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]4.0.4.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20172911035128
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454

:mg:553 ORCA DIGITAL NET 28/nov/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 17
Stations:
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum B2D5][WRAP:end] … end

GRCA < K6ETA This is a relay from K7KY and is the roster as he has it. Please don’t try to check in if you’re missing

Stations:
KR7KR Ken Ceder City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7PAT Pat Riverton,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

If you’re still missing Doug will call for late and missed later.
BTU K7KY < K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY now I don’t need any fldigi issues.. tnx Steve nice relay work… having spent half hour to finish ck-in we’ll skiip a few tasks tonight and move right along to the comment round… otherwise we might be here all night… this is probably the worst band condx we’ve experiened on ORCA so far… are there any station still trying to ck-in come now. < K7KY

OK we’ll begin the Comment round in UT where the signals are very strong despite condx with Ken KR7KR < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
Sending Pic:256x171C;

de kr7kr

KR7KR < K7KY Well, Ken u surprised me for sure… picture printed nearly perfect who would hv thought? Even small batteries are heavy.. BREAK next for comments is Jaye KE6SLS in Eureka CA < NCS

KE6SLS < K6ETA Ur up for comments (relay)
< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
rgrg, okay, I will do my best, I really wanted to do flamp but not tonight!
ARS ke6sls, Eureka! California, running a solar powered shack using knwd570@60watts w/signalink to a short inverted dipole. all linux powered

k7ky -6db *best* s5, 5% kb
kb6nn 12db s9, 100% kb
k6eta 8db s9, 100% kb, TU 4 RELAY 2 NCS,
kk6rky nc
kw6jim 12db, ¼ º#00% kb
WA7HHE 1db s7, 100% kb
KA7FOO -2db s5, 90% kb
WB7TZD s5 -4db, 85% kb calling kk6rky
WB7TZD(Tom) s7 2db, 100% kb tryn chk n w/k6eta double with NCS?
W1EEP nc
KD7CL nc
KA7PAT nc
K6QOG nc
KF7RSF nc
N7SND c eu
k7krF jw7zap

With band this bad, we REALLY need the TX ID turned on.

My neighbor and her daughter were involved in a drive by radom shooting last night here
in Eureka! Police are investigating, but this time no one was hurt. She called me in
the middle of our busy nets to inform me. Best wishes are with her and daughter–what
a nightmare :(

gb6nn & I performed 160m tests, phone failed, digital worked!

Ordered a new SSD for this 2006 thinkpad x61! I will start with new Mint OS and add all
the neat goidies for ham radio. Looking forward to installing aprx and replacing xastir
(which is a huge memory hog) for my aprs Igate here in town. Looking forward to ao# h
more responsive computer. Did anyone see my silly video after installing a 1tb SSD on
my main laptop? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oh4BBRHWy8

bands bad! Bad bands. We must spank the bands, send the bands to their room and restrict
supper to bands. Doug tried to ck into my Monday evening digi net and also had lost me
half way through. I had more check…q via APRS than the normal hf digi net! Tonight, k6eta
is rocking into humboldt and TU for the work om!

kb6hoh & I talked two weeks ago about a phone net, finally got logged in on 3895MHz
tonight @ 6pm. Was not able to make it into the 60m net æ nncs moved down 160M :(

just before Steve k6eta ask’d 4 my comments, cp a pic, p1, unknown sender.

I am at 75 watts for this wsn.
ee@ý rock!

de ke6sls 73

KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye ur pri nting very well now hw cpy me? < K7KY

W1EEP < K7KY next is Gene W1EEP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>
K7KY DE W1EEP Band is in and out UT on a roll. Perfect picture by Ken KR7KR nice group tonight thanks for the net 73″s

W1EEP < K7KY RR Gene yes, nice group hard to hear some, but lots of ck-ins 17 BREAK next is Steve K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
I’ve alrready said enuf! Lol. QRU
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve & u said it at exactly the right time… tnx for all the relay work you’ve saved the net tonight (-” BREAK next is Bill K6QOG < K7KY

k7ky
de K6QOG k

K6QOG < K7KY Any comments tonight , Bill ?? < K7KY

de k6qog
I had something ready to go and now it is gone and who knows where. I copied a few stations, Doug your roster came in perfect every time but I did not get ken’s pic I may have missed something in the conf since this is the firsst time I have had Fldigi up and running since I lost my computer last week.
de k6qog

K6QOG < K7KY FB Bill ur signal is very good hr S-9 & 10db you may have missed the image if a fade took out the preamble to the image… the band is very strange tonight I’m doing very well with distant stations, and poor with the closer but the station in Vancover WA is not hearing me either hard to figure.. BREAK next is Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

K7KY and the net,bandconditions.com currently indicating 100 but has been varying down to 57. Copying most stations, KE6SLS Jayee is generally difficult for me, maybe someday mother nature will cooperate more. Good sized net tonight,so will wish everyone best of 73’s from Cedar City. de WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY FB Brad I can nearly always cpy u very well good thing some of you have great signals… lets see if Tom WB7TZD can hear me in Vancover… < K7KY

I’m not sure if I checked Eric KK6RKY in correctly he may be in&out, but we’ll check on him for comments… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
ORCA net notes Nov 28, 2017
Icom 7100 100 watts to OCF dipole

K7KY prenet 1 dB
K7KY net start -2 to -4 dB
Roster from K7KY someone doubled
Roster from K6ETA +20 dB
Second Roster from K7KY 1 dB 100% copy
Second Roster from K6ETA 19 dB

KR7KR Image +10 dB pretty good!
KE6SLS Jay -8 dB to -1 dB good copy
W1EEP Good copy
K6ETA 9 dB good copy
K6QOG 4 dB good copy
(K7KY back up to 10 to 20 dB at 8:10 pm)
WA7HHE 5 to 10 dB Good copy
WB7TZD

I have been working the new satellite “AO-91” launched a week ago. I tried to get the telemetry to decode but found that the data under voice required a lower bandwidth limit than my radio has.

Thanks to all for a great net under bad band conditions.
73,
Erik

de kk6rky k

KK6RKY < K7KY Tnx Erik nice report and good to c u tonight ur 10over 9 & 13db hr… nice work with the satellites..
BREAK next is Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

No problem copiing most of the station tonight.
A couple a bit marginal.
Would have been nice to send the FlAmp message
using that as a band conditions test.
Band is holding steady for me tonight.
Running same power and antenna as usual.

KR7KR … interesting photo. Is this what
happens when batteries die?

Doug #1, Roster received twice in excellent condition.

See all you Digi-Hams next week.
Doug #2

KA7FOO

KA7FOO < K7KY RR Doug I dropped the FLAMP exercise reluctantly, but thought we would really run a long time tonight.. BREAK if any CW ops on the net could try to contact K7MBA the station that’s adopted 3.582 for the last month or so he seems to be rinning a recording for CQ but doesn’ tlisten for replys.. he’s so close we can’t run modes as wide as MFSK-32 I don’t think he’s actually llistening and the station seems to be on auto I ment MFSK-64 anyway,, if u speak CW you may know him and help me out tu BREAK next for comments is Larry N7SND < K7KY

Sending Pic:260x260C;3s to all. de N7SND

N7SND < K7KY FB Larry printed very well looks a bit unstable to me but beautiful BREAK next for comments is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]4.0.3
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20172911042754
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170111023726

:mg:957 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KR7KR 100% copy KBD, copy VideoID, image (S9) 9dB
KE6SLS 100% copy KBD (S8) s/n=-4dB to 2dB
W1EEP 100% copy VideoID
K6ETA 100% copy KBD, Relays (S9) s/n=10dB
KD7CL 100% copy KBD (S7) s/n=-8 to 0dB
KA7PAT 100% copy KBD (S7) s/n=-10dB
KB6NN 100% copy KBD (S8)
K6QOG 100% copy KBD, VideoID (S9) s/n=4dB
KW6JIM 100% copy VideoID
WA7HHE 100% copy KBD (S8) s/n=9dB
WB7TZD 100% copy KBD (S7) s/n=-1dB
KK6RKY 100% copy KBD (S9) s/n=15dB
KA7FOO 100% copy KBD (S9) s/n=17dB
KF7RSF 100% copy KBD (S7) s/n=-7db
N7SND 100% copy KBD, image (S8) s/n=5dB (good copy tonite)
K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

Yikes! What a start to the net! Great job to Doug and Steve K6ETA for working thru the ck-ins. Traffic round saw KE6SLS came up from ck-in. That’s odd… we copy Jaye well, but he can’t hear Doug. Seems like a 1-way pipeline. Propagation is very fluid tonite.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum C257][WRAP:end] … end

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy excellent report BREAK are there any further comments?
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA de ke6sls

I cp u now Doug. TU Mindy for the info, I did not know u could cp me. I
will not email my comments!

TU and tough band!

73 de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye… u cpy me now? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
k7ky de ke6sls yes, you are now 100% here. I am at 75 watts.
de ke6sls k

RR Jaye this should interest you…. BREAK Mindy & I will run the FLAMP exercise following net close… I was hasty in dropping it and we’ll run it directly after the net… I didn’t want the net to take 2hrs tonight.. this was the toughest and strangest net condx since we started ORCA 5yrs ago Jan… BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KB6NN

KB6NN < K7KY Yo Howard any comments for the net tonight now that we hv contact?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Band is good now, was bad earlier.
< KB6NN

KB6NN RR Howard tnx for ur patience… BREAK we’ll check quickly for comments from the stations I ck-ed in&out as they may be hearing us OK now… KF7RSF Tom any comments for the net? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
NET CONTROL < KA7PAT

I DON’T FEEL SO BAD NOW THAT I HEAR THE CONDITIONS ARE BAD TONIGHT,
I THOUGHT IT WAS ME AND MY SYSTEM,

COLOR PICTURE CLEAR

I STILL NEED TO TAKE TIME TO DO MACRO WORK BUT ENJOY THE EFFORTS OF
THE NET EACH WEEK.

PAT … KA7PAT BACK TO THE NET. 73S

KA7PAT < K7KY RR Pat ur signal is great now… 15over9 & 10db tnx for hanging in there… BREAK KF7RSF hw cpy? < K7KY

KW6JIM Jim if u cpy me… any comments for the net b4 we go? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE KF7RSF
100% COPY TONIGHT INCLUDING PICS

KF7RSF < K7KY RR Tom ur 20over 9 hre now… tnx for ur patience BREAK KW6JIM hw cpy?? < K7KY

after the closing we’ll run the FLjAMP exercise just as we normally do and take reports from the roster

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 11/28/2017 20:40 PST

Thanks for committing your time and attention
to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again next week.
‘Practice makes Perfect’
73 Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

K7KY DE WB7TZD
LOTS OF NOISE ON THIS FREQ, HARD COPY MOST STATION NOT ALL, MAY BE A BETTER COPY WITH A MODE THAT DOES NOT TAKE UP SO MUCH BANDWITH, STILL LEARNING
THIe=(OF MODE.GLAD I WAS ABLE TO CHECK IN, BEEN HAVING PROBLEM WITH RADIO & COMPUTER (OPE ERROR)
73’S FROM VANCOUVER WA
TOM
I NEED TO GET TO BED AS I HAVE TO WORK TOMORROW
DE WB7TZD
k

WB7TZD < K7KY RR Tom tnx for coming tonight and tnx for being patient with very tough band condx we usually do very well with MFSK-32 but we’re not married to it… cu next week… 73 BREAK over to Mindy W7ZAP who will run the FLAMP exercise in MFSK-32 and fill in 16 over to Mindy < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
K7KY < KA7PAT … WILL SEE IF THE FLAMP COMES IN ..

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

{23AC}FLAMP 2.2.03
{23AC}20171128212033:ex48.txt
{23AC}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{23AC}374 6 64
{23AC}20171128212033:ex48.txt
{23AC}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{23AC}374 6 64
{23AC:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL 4

In an FLMS
{23AC:2}G BLANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex48.b2s. Copy the followi
{23AC:3}ng question to the new file and add your reply.

Do you have a f
{23AC:4}ield radio station capable of HF digital?

In TRAFFIC round, sen
{23AC:5}d the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your
own practice msg
{23AC:6} or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

{23AC:EOF}
{23AC:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try
to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT
Button or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …
KR7KR

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
DE KR7KR
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE KB6NN
File : Unassigned
{23AC}1 2
DExnB6NN K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}CONFIRMED
DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KA7PAT

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE KA7PAT

FLAMP Relay

{23AC}FLAMP 2.2.03
{23AC}20171128212033:ex48.txt
{23AC}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{23AC}374 6 64
{23AC:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL 4

In an FLMS
{23AC:2}G BLANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex48.b2s. Copy the followi
{23AC:3}ng question to the new file and add your reply.

Do you have a f
{23AC:4}ield radio station capable of HF digital?

In TRAFFIC round, sen
{23AC:5}d the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your
own practice msg
{23AC:6} or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

{23AC:EOF}
{23AC:EOT}

DE KA7PAT K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KK6RKY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE kk6rky
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}CONFIRMED
DE kk6rky K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KA7FOO

DE KA7FOO
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}CONFIRMED
DE KA7FOO K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
N7SND

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
K7KY

DE K7KY
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

{23AC}FLAMP 2.2.03
{23AC}20171128212033:ex48.txt
{23AC}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{23AC}374 6 64
{23AC}20171128212033:ex48.txt
{23AC}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
{23AC}374 6 64
{23AC:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL 4

In an FLMS
{23AC:2}G BLANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex48.b2s. Copy the followi
{23AC:EOF}
{23AC:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
KB6NN

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE KB6NN
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}CONFIRMED
DE KB6NN K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Any stations that want to report that I didnt call? Pls pre-tone. < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
I may be out for the return flamp… if so 73… just got the call from xyl…
de KB6NN

DE ke6sls
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}3 6
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE KA7PAT
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}CONFIRMED
DE KA7PAT K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1450>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

{23AC}FLAMP 2.2.03
{23AC:3}ng question to the new file and add your reply.

Do you have a f
{23AC:6} or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

{23AC:EOF}
{23AC:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:57Z MFSK-16 @ 1500>>
KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T04:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Great job to all on the FLAMP round. Glad we waited as band seems much better. OK Over to K7KY < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY Tnx Mindy… ur right good thing we didn’t try the FLAMP exercise earlier… BREAK KA7PAT Pat Mindy missed ur report u were @ 1450 I copied u fine… tnx ur report… BREAK any further things to do?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T05:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE KF7RSF
File : ex48.txt
{23AC}CONFIRMED
DE KF7RSF K

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T05:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Last station 30-40 over 9 but no data.. try agn.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T05:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
k7kY < KA7PAT

I RECEIVED ALL 6 BOXES AT 100 % AND IT TRANSMITTED SOMETING OUT..
FIRSTTIME i DID A RELAY ACCEDENTALLY THEN LATER DID THE REPORT.

I ACCEDENTIALLY CLOSED THE WINDOW SO DONT KNOW HOW TO RE. REPORT

KA7PAT < K7KY RR Pat no worries ur doing very well… condx are difficult tonight BREAK
KF7RSF < K7KY Tom sri Mindy Missed u on the REPOORT roster… we’ve been hustling tonight and missed a couple things hr & there… BREAK any more comments? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
Want our traffic or next week?
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Steve I’m for next week… this has been a flustering net tonight and my son has called in the middle from AK and he’s waiting for my return call usually, I’m only thinking of dinner at this time, but tonight I’d like to catch up with family.. tnx for all the help tonight we work well together btu < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
RR and no prob!
73 de K6ETA

73 all
high to your boy!

de ke6slsl k

KE6SLS < K7KY Tnx Jaye Im glad we finally can connect tonight condx have been tough for those of us living close together… BREAK anything further? < K7KY

Thanks to everyone for participation and patience tonight.. cu next week for a great band and net (-: 73 Doug K7KY sk
Before RSID: <<2017-11-29T05:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>

< KA7PAT 73S

Net Reports

10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET -California Grid Down Event 10/Oct/19Check-ins: 9 Stations: KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR W7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA K7KY Doug Brookings,OR [...]

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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
14.066 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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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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