29/DEC/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/Dec/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 37
Stations:
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
__W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
__KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
__AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__W7JSN Jason Union,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
__KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA QNX
__W7ECK Ken DUVALL,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
*Stations called for COMMENTS only

In spite of spotty band condx, check-ins set another record tonight. 37 stations in the Log; our largest ck-in ever. Mindy W7ZAP will hold the ORCA 2020 Check-In Record eternally. Even more remarkable was the ck-in process. It flowed like clockwork. Hats off to each of you for paying close attention at ck-in. There was not one double; not one coat-tail. It was a textbook check-in. Stations to our North were lite at ck-in and some disappeared by the FLAMP Exercise. Three stations checked in from KS/MO. Rick K0KEK in Smithville, Missouri was able to work the entire net, even CONFIRMING the Optional Exercise. Propagation is an endless surprise.

Another propagation oddity: We learned by email that Steve WY7SJM in Casper, Wyoming copied NCS, but no other net station. Maybe we had a pipeline from Brookings,OR to Casper,WY. It’s hard to imagine why he didn’t copy any of the other solid signals tonight.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Ken W7ECK in Duvall, Washington. We’re currently having less than ideal propagation into Washington, but this will certainly change. We hope the change will bring better condx. We’ll ask Ken to Monitor the net a few sessions to learn ORCA routines. Welcome back to Erik KK6RKY in Trinity Center, California. Erik is a long-term ORCA Op and well versed in digital traffic operations.

A few things went astray tonight, but nothing serious. Please don’t be offended when we correct operational errors. Everyone may learn something and avoid making that error in the future. We mean to be polite and helpful; sometimes, in the press and flow of the net, we don’t have enough mental reserve to conjure the best phrasing quickly. We do try. On a Training net, it’s important to practice correctly every time we practice. Otherwise, we’re reinforcing inferior operating routines. Conducting the net constructively entails correcting erroneous actions; that’s part of the NCS role. We mean to be helpful and not demeaning or irritating. Thanks for your patience.

Remember, ORCA is a Directed net. This fundamental convention is of paramount importance to digital nets. Net members are not free to address other members directly during nets. All communications go through NCS. We follow the ARRL guidelines for Directed net closely. Otherwise, our nets would be disorganized, longer, and tedious. We would not be learning good operating routines. You don’t have to visit many digital nets to appreciate the value of adhering to Directed net protocols. To address another net member directly in a Directed net, you send ‘Contact URCALL’ to NCS. During ORCA sessions, there’s no provision for members to chat during net-operations. We wrap each session with a Comment round. If you have a problem during net operations, VidID your callsign or send it normally on 1500wf to contact NCS.

There will be no formal Western Digital Net on Thursday, New Years Eve. Again, Steve K6ETA WDN/NCS suggests we stop by 3.581mhz and say Hello and Happy New Year on New Years Eve. We had a brief informal WDN net on Christmas Eve with Jaye KE6SLS handling check-ins and a brief round of Comments. If you’re not busy on New Years Eve, drop by and say Hello and HNY!.

We were a bit surprised to learn there’s a number of packet station Operators in the group. While 70’s Packet is now dated, there’s still a lot of operational legacy Packet infrastructure in many parts of the country. Packet is slow (1200baud), but can be very reliable. We’ll be happy to have it if other systems fail. Only one Packet Node of five remains in our county. There’s not much chance of restoring the lost nodes, but we hope to retain the last working node that connects us to Northern California.

We’re currently looking for a GUI terminal app for Packet that runs on Raspbian. We used to use the Win app, Procomm Plus, and would like to find a similar GUI app that includes macros. If you know of one, please let us know.

Images from the net:

RX #1: KA7ULD Helena, MT
RX #2: KA7ULD Helena, MT
RX #1: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #2: KB7VX/P Gallup, NM
RX #1: KG7D Carson City, NV
RX #2: KG7D carson City, NV
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #2: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #1: AK0SK Kansas City, MO
RX #1: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Thanks for working with us this year and this evening. We wish you the best New Year of your life. While prospects for the New Year appear a bit bleak, even tough times will be good times for some. Let’s be among those who enjoy a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —
D7CL QNX

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KD7CL < K7KY GE Craig we’ve not begun, but we’ll add u to the roster new is having JS8Call all over the band… their chosen area is just below us, but they’re beginning to creep up into digital net area now btu < K7KY

I am starting an

K7KY starting another net tonight… thanks KD7CL

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
RR Craig u’ll soon be net-saturated (-: HNY! 73 Doug

Tuning/Test de WB7EUX

W7ZAP *** TUNE/TEST *** < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W1EEP QNX

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP > W7SOT

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
CQ CQ CQ de W7SOT W7SOT W7SOT

W7SOT < W7ZAP GE Scott, whats up

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
just making sure things are all up and working tonight before not – it been a while since I have even had time to turn the radio on lol. standing by for net. W7SOT

W7SOT < W7ZAP Signal looks good. We’ll ck u in QNX (monitoring) tonight. You can work the flamp exercise w/us following the net. Good to CU on the air again < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP > W7SOT, sounds good.

W7ZAP DE K7DV hello mindy Im in for the net but qru de K7dv

K7DV < W7ZAP RR Dave, I’ll begin ck-in in a few minutes :-) < W7ZAP

ORCA < W7ZAP
So far I have the following stns checked-in:
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

Any corrections for these stns only?? Early ck-in to begin in a moment < W7ZAP

KI7TPD*

KI7TPD* < W7ZAP RR Fred
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W1EEP QNX

W1EEP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
Good signal Gene
BK
Next?? < NCS

W7ZAP < WA7HHE GE Mindy, one net QST

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
GE Brad and good signal as usual :-)
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < NCS

KG7VEJ QNX

KG7VEJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
Light signal but 100%
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP < W7PFB QNX

W7PFB < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
Thanks for cking in Paul
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

ZP < KA7ULD QNX

KA7ULD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
BK
Think there was a stn b4 ULD, come again please < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

WB7EU

WB7EUX < W7ZAP Tom u active tonight? BTU < W7ZAP

yesyes de wb7eux

WB7EUX < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
Tnx Tom… there was a double and I didnt copy u 100%
BK
Next 34 ck-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de Steve KB6HOH QNX K

KB6HOH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
ALways good to CU on the WF Steve
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

KG7FGT

KG7FGT < W7ZAP QSL David
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

W7ZAP < WY7SJMScTaeiiteve QNX

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
Lite copy Steve but 100% print
BK
Next?? < NCS

W7ZAP de KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
Good signal Brian
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

AK0SK AK0SK QNX

AK0SK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO QNX
Good to CU on the WF Sila and good signal
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

Last stn again?? < W7ZAP

Did anyone copy the stn after AK0SK ? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

N2RSN i’ll be active tonite kn

N2RSN < W7ZAP QSL David
N2RSN David Keno,OR BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Good copy Richard
BK
Next?/ < W7ZAP

NCS de ke6sls* ke6sls*
TU

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

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP W7ZAP de WB7TZD WB7TZD WB7TZD kn

jsn

W7JSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7JSN Jason Union,OR QNX
BK

WB7TZD < W7ZAP QSL Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

in and out < KB6NN

KB6NN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
Good to CU Howard,& Happy New year
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
Good signal tonight
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de N7RBP k

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
N7RBP MEDFORD, OR IN AND OUT PSE K
de N7RBP k

N7RBP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
GE Bob
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
W7JSN Jason Union,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M QNE

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
Good signal John
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

W6ADZ QNX

K7HDX QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
Good signal Darrell
BK

K7HDX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP W7ZAP de KB7VX/p KB7VX/p

KB7VX/P < W7ZAP QSL Bruce
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG KK

K6QOG < W7ZAP QSL Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT BK
QRZ? ORCA Ck-In < NCS

CQ CQ de AK5CT AK5CT
CQ CQ de AK5CT AK5CT
PSE K

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

KG7VVN < W7ZAP TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
BK
Next?? < W7ZAP

KG7D < W7ZAP TU Greg
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
BK
Next?? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

k0kex k0kex I have Ant Icing
will see how it goes

K0KEX < W7ZAP TU Rick
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
Good luck w/ant tonight… icing sounds very cold
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

K7DV K7DV < W7ZAP how copy Dave? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
wa0tjt wa0tjt i’m in and out but will be monitoring.

WA0TJT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
Good to CU on the Wf and good copy here Keith
BK
Next?? < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
W7JSN Jason Union,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2020-12-29 19:29:24p 03:29:24z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/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:
Have FLAMP open. 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 will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments (keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

CONFIG 4 ORCA:
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’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

KG7D < W7ZAP Greg pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

KG7D Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… KG7D

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
kk6rky>>>kk6rky>>>Erik in Trinity Center CA — IN and OUT
de kk6rky k

Thanks Greg… u got 1 out of the woodwork
BK

KK6RKY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA QNX
Great to CU Erik
BK
Anyone else b4 we begin?? < NCS

First time
W7ECK/Ken/Duvall Wa CN97

First time
W7ECK/Ken/Duvall Wa CN97

W7ECK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7ECK Ken DUVALL,WA QNX
Welcome to ORCA Ken and good signal. Will ck u in as a monitor for ur 1st couple of nets to get the swing of net flow. Weelcome aboard
BK
Anyone else?? < NCS

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
Ok David Tnx

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 20203012033955
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20203012004331
<blankform>
:mg:1183 ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/Dec/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 37
Stations:
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR QNX
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KA7ULD Mark Helena,MT QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA QNX
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
AK0SK Sila Kansas City MO QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
W7JSN Jason Union,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KB7VX/P Bruce Gallup,NM
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KG7D Greg Carson City,NV VidID
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA QNX
W7ECK Ken DUVALL,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
*Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum DBD2][WRAP:end] … end

^r

?ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex202.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP
exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in
the Traffic round with FLAMP.

As announced, there was no Western Digital Net last Thursday evening, Christmas Eve.
We did meet informally. Jaye KE6SLS filled the NCS role by compiling check-ins and
informally managing a small roster. It was a brief net with lots of Christmas good
wishes. It’s nice to have established 3.581 as a digital watering-hole. We will be
monitoring this frequency in times of need; it’s here we’ll likely to find friends
at off-net times.

There will be no formal Western Digital Net this coming Thursday, New Years Eve. We
encourage all ORCA/WDN Ops to stop by the freq anyway if they have time to say Hello
for the last time this year.

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com
(another file location & manipulation exercise)

Doug & I wish you a safe and healthy New Year! Stay alert and focused, 2021 may be a
year like no other.

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

Well that’s one way to close out 2020… a record 37 check-ins! Nice that they all came very orderly and spaced out.

Over to Doug K7KY for the FLAMP exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tonight’s FLAMP exercise begins in PSK63-RC4, (220wpm, 330hz, 80%).
We’ll fill with MFSK-64, (240wpm, 1260hz), & MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630hz). Check your filters. WIDE mode ahead… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:45Z 4xPSK63R @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 550A>{FD07}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 EDFB>{FD07}20201229184228:ex202.txt
<ID 16 D9A1>{FD07}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 73D8>{FD07}650 9 80
<DESC 12 7BE5>{FD07}ex#202
<FILE 30 EDFB>{FD07}20201229184228:ex202.txt
<ID 16 D9A1>{FD07}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 73D8>{FD07}650 9 80
<DESC 12 7BE5>{FD07}ex#202
<DATA 88 31FC>{FD07:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise (CONFIRM primary exer
<DATA 88 444B>{FD07:2}cise FIRST)

In FLMSG, create a ROUTINE Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex202.m2s’. Ma
<DATA 88 2273>{FD07:3}ke *NR = 7, make *STN ORIG = URCALL, Make PLACE OF ORIG = UR QTH, Enter TIME FIL
<DATA 88 CA6B>{FD07:4}ED & *MON DDY, Make *TO = W7ZAP. Copy the following question to the TXT: window
<DATA 88 279F>{FD07:5}and add your answer.

Is Packet Radio still active in your area? Do you have a
<DATA 88 EA54>{FD07:6} Packet station?

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word count). Make SIG: = URCALL,
<DATA 88 E49E>{FD07:7}make OP NOTE: = ORCA ex#202.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the
<DATA 88 CC34>{FD07:8} file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7
<DATA 18 2A73>{FD07:9}ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 B226>{FD07:EOF}
<CNTL 10 122A>{FD07:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:47Z 4xPSK63R @ 1500>>

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 … WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 8 3CE4>{FD07}1
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 15 9854>{FD07}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7FGT

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 16 2C6A>{FD07}3 6 7 8 9
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 14 D3A2>{FD07}PREAMBLE
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 12 B8E9>{FD07}7 8 9
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D

DE KG7D
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 15 9854>{FD07}CONFIRMED
DE KG7D K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D < K7KY Greg pse relay whole file in MFSK64 w/TxID tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KG7D

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 21 550A>{FD07}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 EDFB>{FD07}20201229184228:ex202.txt
<ID 16 D9A1>{FD07}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 73D8>{FD07}650 9 80
<DESC 12 7BE5>{FD07}ex#202
<DATA 88 31FC>{FD07:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise (CONFIRM primary exer
<DATA 88 444B>{FD07:2}cise FIRST)

In FLMSG, create a ROUTINE Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex202.m2s’. Ma
<DATA 88 2273>{FD07:3}ke *NR = 7, make *STN ORIG = URCALL, Make PLACE OF ORIG = UR QTH, Enter TIME FIL
<DATA 88 CA6B>{FD07:4}ED & *MON DDY, Make *TO = W7ZAP. Copy the following question to the TXT: window
<DATA 88 279F>{FD07:5}and add your answer.

Is Packet Radio still active in your area? Do you have a
<DATA 88 EA54>{FD07:6} Packet station?

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word count). Make SIG: = URCALL,
<DATA 88 E49E>{FD07:7}make OP NOTE: = ORCA ex#202.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the
<DATA 88 CC34>{FD07:8} file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7
<DATA 18 2A73>{FD07:9}ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 B226>{FD07:EOF}
<CNTL 10 122A>{FD07:EOT}

DE KG7D K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:53Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 15 9854>{FD07}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7FGT

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D DE WB7TZD

TURN YOUR TXID ON AND PLEASE RESEND.

WB7TZD BTU

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
What’s up hr? KG7FGT

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
BK KG7D Greg did u send the file w/TxID?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I did have my tXID on,
de KG7D

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
FB I thought so so we don’t just jump into the FLAMP execise mid-stream on a Directed Net (-: OK let’s continue KB7VX/P

DE K6QOG
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 14 D3A2>{FD07}PREAMBLE
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Bill I’m calling KB7VX/P

DE KB7VX
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 15 9854>{FD07}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
I hv now K6QOG BK KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 8 6CE2>{FD07}8
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

K0KEX No Copy EX Msg

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < K7KY Brad pse send whole file in this mode tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 21 550A>{FD07}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 EDFB>{FD07}20201229184228:ex202.txt
<ID 16 D9A1>{FD07}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 73D8>{FD07}650 9 80
<DESC 12 7BE5>{FD07}ex#202
<DATA 88 31FC>{FD07:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise (CONFIRM primary exer
<DATA 88 444B>{FD07:2}cise FIRST)

In FLMSG, create a ROUTINE Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex202.m2s’. Ma
<DATA 88 2273>{FD07:3}ke *NR = 7, make *STN ORIG = URCALL, Make PLACE OF ORIG = UR QTH, Enter TIME FIL
<DATA 88 CA6B>{FD07:4}ED & *MON DDY, Make *TO = W7ZAP. Copy the following question to the TXT: window
<DATA 88 279F>{FD07:5}and add your answer.

Is Packet Radio still active in your area? Do you have a
<DATA 88 EA54>{FD07:6} Packet station?

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word count). Make SIG: = URCALL,
<DATA 88 E49E>{FD07:7}make OP NOTE: = ORCA ex#202.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the
<DATA 88 CC34>{FD07:8} file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7
<DATA 18 2A73>{FD07:9}ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 B226>{FD07:EOF}
<CNTL 10 122A>{FD07:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7FGT

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 15 9854>{FD07}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 8 6CE2>{FD07}8
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

DE k0kex
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 12 21EF>{FD07}2 5 7
DE k0kex K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 21 550A>{FD07}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 30 EDFB>{FD07}20201229184228:ex202.txt
<ID 16 D9A1>{FD07}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 73D8>{FD07}650 9 80
<DESC 12 7BE5>{FD07}ex#202
<FILE 30 EDFB>{FD07}20201229184228:ex202.txt
<ID 16 D9A1>{FD07}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 73D8>{FD07}650 9 80
<DESC 12 7BE5>{FD07}ex#202
<DATA 88 444B>{FD07:2}cise FIRST)

In FLMSG, create a ROUTINE Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex202.m2s’. Ma
<DATA 88 279F>{FD07:5}and add your answer.

Is Packet Radio still active in your area? Do you have a
<DATA 88 E49E>{FD07:7}make OP NOTE: = ORCA ex#202.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the
<DATA 88 CC34>{FD07:8} file to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7
<CNTL 10 B226>{FD07:EOF}
<CNTL 10 122A>{FD07:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 15 9854>{FD07}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K0KEX

DE k0kex
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 15 9854>{FD07}CONFIRMED
DE k0kex K

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Well, the exercise turned out OK after all… we lost the northern stations tonite Thanks to Greg KG7D for the relay his sig was very strong 10over9 & 10db and another relay by Brad WA7HHE we had a bit of a mix up mid-exercise these exercises take a lot of focus and concentration at the operational end yours and even more attention and focus at this end it’s sometimes hard to keep the exercise running smoothly tnx for your assistance btn < K7KY

Nice exercise Doug… good use of modes and relays.
BK
Please remember this is a directed net, u need to wait for NCS or relay stn to call u b4 u TX.
I know it’s difficult w/poor band condx. Thanks for ur patience.
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:09:15p 04:09:15z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn New_Years_Eve_Party.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20203012041027
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20203012014457
<plaintext>
:tt:21 New Years Eve Party ?
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 12/29/20
:tm:6 17:56L
:sb:33 Planning your New Years Eve Party
:mg:219

Colorado confirms first known US case of new COVID-19 strain believed to be more contagious.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/29/colorado-reports-first-known-us-case-new-covid-strain-uk/4079697001/

[WRAP:chksum A4CD][WRAP:end] … end

^r

No New Years party for us! Tnx Brad
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

QST DE WB7EUX

<PROG 21 50BB>{30DA}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 37 6536>{30DA}20201230040231:WB7EUX_ex202.m2s
<ID 22 6FB1>{30DA}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 DBA6>{30DA}473 5 96
<DATA 104 E954>{30DA:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAHDXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERgTL6XZzKBqm4Nfpni7FG4J8BsNecY
DXIwf28q6XjGl
<DATA 104 3569>{30DA:2}XxoymfWbSl6SsNo/svjdTee3P8Yo3jCQQMuH6NVANaQvXVu5ePgsDruWVgRJ7C9VoB3fFL4Xlm30EujlPUMyli
ygPY7PbkUP
<DATA 104 97EE>{30DA:3}Ds+I2Z/77K/YQvH7uATbO24oxOZISO71EOZ0829sPleYdB7HQGIzzIDsqGp6zw8I6TnVTODPtGh6UUffe/HA/
ZTXsnPvjazE
<DATA 104 165A>{30DA:4}MIEWmCoIs3y/ctukdzv2MdzNy91GHPmH/UWBNpvdzKZqvmf2ol3sYDQFIFMEHonsMDUdtELh7Z4Ko0z8js/4j
6RZYlWmNPWB
<DATA 97 6508>{30DA:5}RZaqFa7Mu9EArJVCdudaURJPTCXvwwr8vzDX2e7wMUD9J96pmGhcX7FahV4UFshtv6fViDJuLxqBQ==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 A645>{30DA:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0649>{30DA:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex202.m2s
<MISSING 15 6095>{30DA}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to David KG7FGT 4 Traffic < NCS

7ZAP DE KG7FGT

<PROG 18 308E>{5937}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 6900>{5937}20201230040536:KG7FGT_ex202.m2s
<ID 17 E7F0>{5937}KG7FGT CN95
<SIZE 14 DF0B>{5937}297 5 64
<DATA 72 C70D>{5937:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADjXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38gdg0nNQ3PvaJst
<DATA 72 7F15>{5937:2}rm+O+0URgKolgTriI1/b//zbaA4vaOjWx3mknxIW1LjmuhGb0iycx2rTKP7XICIv
<DATA 72 1E52>{5937:3}kEUQl9ihhnhc5kkY88qr3aIquyiqqmfA64Fl+sYPp5BtZg+QCHlA6aw+e9VtgJG9
<DATA 72 7188>{5937:4}NYDi4w7BxoJEQVYi60zXn34Dq7PXvAoiaEx30C5rDZBMU5+WrZkiEhlhH65eZSIs
<DATA 49 6CBA>{5937:5}eN+hJ6X666fov9oPZ+odXnz2BWLgA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 3DA2>{5937:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9DAE>{5937:EOT}

DE KG7FGT K

DE W7ZAP
File : KG7FGT_ex202.m2s
<MISSING 15 528E>{5937}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Tom WB7TZD 4 Traffic < NCS

QST DE WB7EUX

<PROG 21 50BB>{30DA}FLAMP
Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D DE

a few min please.

WB7TZD BTU

RR TZD… will come back 4 u
BK

Over to Bruce KB7VX/P 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 457A>{94B2}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 C962>{94B2}20201229160000:KB7VX_ex202.m2s
<ID 33 A1FF>{94B2}KB7VX portable in Gallup NM
<SIZE 15 8771>{94B2}453 5 112
<DATA 120 97FD>{94B2:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGpXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS32cwb+1fKBa5AFxRbmQ53WEZVgwDrygn/k
dUvfS70CeEtaCV/3ZapjVbgR/wyqp8
<DATA 120 B866>{94B2:2}0DgftMi3dRv7ir1J2jJP/F70OXKInHERB3KaV5tBEMhbM9VrB5mbtS7vnOAb/pqndThhff+u0IETbGBOJRKXZJjN
dbfqqXsmVlF2ltj8F+66IpFh
<DATA 120 4BB2>{94B2:3}W/+cZi2qQm3H6vbBDJupte2+YUuMg3D1BPs6XxpPirMzNTo9EmS3gVVqO1DIGpcIWoHbXJwignJ+fc0fI/lZb
D00tntvyKXy9MmeHgZ06LSp30Wb
<DATA 120 3128>{94B2:4}G0QWDE/c7KV4zokvAMIMINw+qyfYuP15aUiYc2Snjdda/dYWmsz9t9y32gIaT8cIYJUd+RLM7y5aXzDeZOWC
p3DUMx+xMLvKDPCrERsHgA=
[b64
<DATA 13 2B5E>{94B2:5}:end] <CNTL 10 F657>{94B2:EOF}
<CNTL 10 565B>{94B2:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

DE W7ZAP
File : KB7VX_ex202.m2s
<MISSING 15 633C>{94B2}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Bill K6QOG < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7ZAP DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 25FE>{537D}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 62EA>{537D}20201230040104:ex202.txt
<ID 33 5114>{537D}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 15 5D83>{537D}650 11 64
<DATA 72 8BB8>{537D:1}
OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise (CONF
<DATA 72 013B>{537D:2}IRM primary exercise FIRST)

In FLMSG, create a ROUTINE Radiog
<DATA 72 A727>{537D:3}ram named,’URCALL_ex202.m2s’. Make *NR = 7, make *STN ORIG = URC
<DATA 72 B347>{537D:4}ALL, Make PLACE OF ORIG = UR QTH, Enter TIME FILED & *MON DDY, M
<DATA 72 78B8>{537D:5}ake *TO = W7ZAP. Copy the following question to the TXT: window
<DATA 72 C936>{537D:6}and add your answer.

Is Packet Radio still active in your are
<DATA 72 1668>{537D:7}a? Do you have a Packet station?

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (w
<DATA 72 83FD>{537D:8}ord count). Make SIG: = URCALL, make OP NOTE: = ORCA ex#202.

<DATA 72 8794>{537D:9}If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, send the file to NCS wit
<DATA 73 3FA8>{537D:10}h FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7tztebfA 19 1A7D>{537D:11}ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 816C>{537D:EOF}
<CNTL 10 2160>{537D:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

DE W7ZAP
File : ex202.txt
<MISSING 9 8975>{537D}11
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Bruno KG7VVN 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 1DBC>{D305}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 DCD3>{D305}20201230041138:KG7VVN_ex202.m2s
<ID 29 B643>{D305}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 455D>{D305}509 6 96
<DATA 104 D417>{D305:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAHeXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3+BXg3MZjNoOC0153x89wOtKUnD/UvFpT
UPpOiSBuf6ZdoqK
<DATA 104 B606>{D305:2}zDajrtsApk/hqpOkDtEwNJwfmTk6oh0od6mn2L+wY1R8vXScJtw7+iJfqHTcrA8N5dv0zeX8F6se+fbwYN7EXp
MjyndZQJb1
<DATA 104 5772>{D305:3}LfWgGWiiLjRKwkOUkzLLxbJ/cI/mifaluXcvtbeeVaqBUMM+8bfXNMXV2WoLy9WgCnKC4cjVZprDkRVBDCJNIkf
XeqQqR84s
<DATA 104 B83D>{D305:4}etypoWwRraAWwzQvKd5KsKs0V+G/H71h9laqk3Qx9L1eDFOcExyYDuco2qoFn0TwvwF+3/Y1RCjg3vYNuVV
NfHCE2hxZ2uRD
<DATA 104 4F70>{D305:5}JVYHyXn53OIDxYyV73GAOpZcOMyOU8svjZeXhGnuP5COhkPyIDPrlGKzxG145SDNUBSfpLh57T514GOiofW5
sHIgtwUY¾(ooaOSFER ABORaeost ] n(4N7B30xdH2XY
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 F278>{D305:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5274>{D305:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

DE W7ZAP
File : KG7VVN_ex202.m2s
<MISSING 10 1902>{D305}5 6
DE W7ZAP K

W7ZAP DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 1DBC>{D305}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 104 4F70>{D305:5}JVYt6t ¿Ie

RANSFER ABORTED

DE KG7VVN BK

W7ZAP DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 1DBC>{D305}FLAMP 2.2.05
<DATA 104 4F70>{D305:5}JVYHyXn53OIDxYyV73GAOpZcOMyOU8svjZeXhGnuP5COhkPyIDPrlGKzxG145SDNUBSfpLh57T514GOiofW5
sHIgtwUYCY9P
<DATA 37 982C>{D305:6}gwz+6544N7B30xdH2XY
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 F278>{D305:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5274>{D305:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

DE W7ZAP
File : KG7VVN_ex202.m2s
<MISSING 15 95E8>{D305}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Rick K0KEX < NCS

W7ZAP DE k0kex

<PROG 18 CD1B>{E85A}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 48 F95B>{E85A}20201230041642:k0kex_12-29_ORCA_es#202.m2s
<ID 12 2861>{E85A}k0kex
<SIZE 14 E9F1>{E85A}393 5 96
<FILE 48 F95B>{E85A}20201230041642:k0kex_12-29_ORCA_es#202.m2s
<ID 12 2861>{E85A}k0kex
<SIZE 14 E9F1>{E85A}393 5 96
<DATA 104 5AFC>{E85A:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFrXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A1gJQr2dseqaR5jR6iNKfRZTcnG5frYU6m3
srzr/gzhmtpu
<DATA 104 DB6A>{E85A:2}8vjZqrkPkyxRrlbvhIcDGHF/41CA7lHDsNm7YTB81tj9mPxjkSfFXwEF7/5VQrdK5gy/R2MpLhcD1c7WeTrxVkzH
eKKavO8L
<DATA 104 8547>{E85A:3}L5mpEt9ukopeEDct3qVsiCbw6O29+vHsvPMpxi8zLDRD9csPBvbPHmTlKoWQn+pxRNneq3WtPTAPWlQkYrLG
rzFyybZnUPb0
<DATA 104 5C3B>{E85A:4}jps2vrJH0FVdfefdLFfl6n9EBevzhUebyxDO0UVBj1l+XZnu3d+7Jyw/RuqQSxxk+06RuJEie6zvd397P4G7KCSD
b0HFkU=

<DATA 17 8112>{E85A:5}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 656B>{E85A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C567>{E85A:EOT}

DE k0kex K

DE W7ZAP
File : k0kex_12-29_ORCA_es#202.m2s
<MISSING 15 2241>{E85A}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

WB7TZD Tom ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

WB7TZD WB7TZD < W7ZAP How copy ToM? UR up 4 traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7D DE WB7TZD

flamp prog dieing will send in lfmsg.

WB7TZD < W7ZAP OK Tom… go w/ur traffic < W7ZAP

WB7TZD WB7TZD < W7ZAP Tom lets do ur traffic following the net.
Tnx
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:32:31p 04:32:31z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Dave K7DV < W7ZAP

K7DV K7DV < W7ZAP Dave how copy? Ur up 4 comments < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Fred KI7TPD < W7ZAP

NCS < WB7EUX – My apologies for clicna9 t)\meUt xod <t goes without sayiczr]t g and Mindy have provided us with a wonderful training exercise every w0heci ?cteW ä0ÂP anet and look for7tezuot he. Thanks B­ytmnoerZy} A 0CÂa
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WB7EUX < W7ZAP Tom I hadnt called u yet and see the band is in poor shape. Only copy 60% ur last. Thanks for working the net
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < WA7HHE GE to the net tonight, listening in just before our BeeHive Utah net tonight one of our net members AE7LE Gary 78 years old, just barely back on the air after having Covid. Was in the hospital for only 4 days. Said however his 53 years old son has been in the hospital for” 30 days”. With that said, lets all be safe so we will be around this next year which is coming up soon.
73’s Brad WA7HHE

Sorry to hear that info Brad. Makes me appreciate my health.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

K7KY, W7ZAP and the ORCA net de KI7TPD

Hope everyone had a good and safe Christmas! We had a good virtual get together witteZj¾ i× Zoom. Had my family up on the big screen TV so it was almost like having us together.

Have a great New Year! Stay safe and healthy!

73s everyone!

KI7TPD (Fred)

SOrry I skipped u Fred. Zoom Christmas sounds interesting… who would have thought?!
BK
ALready heard from HHE and EUX

Over to David KG7FGT 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA de KG7FGT
Signal Report from CN95
W7ZAP +13dB
N7RPB -4dB
K7HDX -1dB
KG7D -4dB
KK6RKY -10dB
K6QOG +3dB 100% FLAMP
KG7VVN +8dB 100% FLAMP
WA7HHE +14dB (MFSK16)
K0KEX 11dB 0% FLAMP
WB7an tX No Copy
WB7TZD No copy
KB7VX/P +2dB 100% FLAMP
K7DV No Copy
KI7TPDLkºcn se teery little to report here. Band conditions improved as the net progressed. For a while I thought I might have had to pack it in. Significant fading of some stations.

Recent events such as the bombing of the AT&T central office in Nashville and the natural gas s2„rumpolorado are reminders that the infrastructure we are used to is more vulnerable than we are would desire. Being able to provide for these things yourself, at least temporarily, is very important.

Be sure to take care of yourselves and those around you. 73s all around.

Nice signal report David. Ur S9 +10 3dB. Good points… makes me appreciate our solar panels :-)
BK

Over to Jaye KE6SLS 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka using 50 watts on the big M.

w7ö < (oih db, flmsg 100%, L4r htha¤ ky, -4db/14db, FLamp 1%, relay1 80%, e 6ay2 100%,
KB7VX/P, 5db, 100%, FLamp 100%,
K6QOG, -8db/8db, 100%, FLamp uAj#6ufy but didn’t answer the question! :)
K0KEX, -7db, 90%, FLamp 100%!
WA7HHE, 2-12db, 100%,
KG7VVN, 1db, 100%, FLamp 86%<6> QRM-100% second pass
WB7EUX, 4db, FLamp 100%,
KG7FGT, 3db, FLamp 67%<4,5>,
WB7TZD, 4db, 100%,
KI7TPD, -11db, 100%

I thought the band was going to go craatb but NCS came back up to a roar here. :)

hZkes chiccD o eD ´P) It’s a cat thing heehee.

Good work on the DX confirm ece niaytu/ eoroi
Had 100% sun today, 100% charge on station battery and bracing for a weeks
worth of storms heading toward the¤igr CS barely audible now :|

Hope to woeG some of you on SKN new years eve!

happy New Year all!

73

Jaye ke6sls k

Nice report Jaye… band not so good on the short skip tonight… 80% copy.
BK
WB7TZD Tom ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD Tom ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Over to Bruce KB7VX/P 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP, K7KY and ORCA de KB7VX/p

The hospital here continues to press forward with COVID vaccinations, but the supply is limited to about 150 doses per week. On Sunday, all of our hospital beds were taken, and ER patients were waiting in line, sometimes in ER, sometimes on a stretcher in the hallway. It continues cold here. Last Friday, cycling to work, it was 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Last night it snowed, and I decided that I would have to go to work on foot, instead of using the bicycle. As I was walking on the sidewalk in front of the UNM this morning, admiring the full moon, my feet suddenly went out from under me and I landed on my sacrum — OWW that hurt! I made it through the day, and the pain is less this evening. Hopefully, I will recovered soon. Cycling to work will be out of the question for at least a week.

NCS was -4db at beginning of net. After FLAMP exercise, your s/n was +10 db.

W7EUX 100% FLAMP +4db
KG7FGT no copy FLAMP -12db
WB7TZD double with W7EUX
K6QOG 0% FLAMP -8db
KG7VVN copied 71% +4db but K6QOG double blocked rest then
got 100% after W7ZAP report.

K0KEX 33% FLAMP -3db

I LOVE ORCA … KEEPS ME SANE! THANKS FOR ALL OF YOU AND HERE’S HOPING 2021 WILL BE M U C H BETTER for all of us, though I doubt it.

Great signal report. Sorry to hear about ice slip :-( Stay safe out there Bruce and warm!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Bill K6QOG < NCS

W7ZAP > K6QOG, Sorry Mindy I sent the wrong file. I wish everyone a very healthy New Year > K6QOG

Those things happen! Good to have you working w/us Bill.
BK

Over to Bruno KG7VVN 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA/NCS GE Mindy/Doug N ORCA ops

Happy New Year to all ! Sure hope it will be better than this past year! Fingers crossed.

Sig Rprt:

NCS -6, +8 db KBD 95% FLAMP PSK63 70% MFSK 64 ( -9,+7 db) 90% MFSK 32 100%
K7DV No Copy
KI7TPD No Copy
WA7HHE -14, -12 db Faint audio KBD 0% FLAMP Rly 0% FLAMP 0% Comments MKSK 16 -8 db KBD 90%
WB7EUX -3,+4 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
KG7FGT -13, -5 db KBD 5 % FLAMP 0% Comments -8 db KBD 95%
KE6SLS -3, +8 db KBD 100%
WB7TZD -8, -1 db KBD 35%
KB7VX/P -11,+8 db KBD 100%
K6QOG Faint Audio
KG7D -2, +4 db KBD 100%
K0KEX -10, -6 db KBD 100% FLAMP 50%
AK5CT -5 db KBD 100%
WA0TJT -2 db KBD 100%
W7ECK -12 db KBD 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! :-) 73 < KG7VVN

Another great signal report. Tnx Bruno. I think everyone around the worl has their fingers crossed for 2021!
BK

Over to Greg KG7D 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Opening Signal Evaluation image was 100% perfect! No noise at all.

I didn’t mean to be short about the FLAMP relay. Just things move quickly around here and I get finger tied.. K7KY Doug, you did change modes with me didn’t you? I was ready to resend but didn’t want to do so until instructed to do so by Net Control.

Did I miss my call for Traffic??? Opps. To my knowledge, no one around here does any Packet Radio. I never have.

I was reading about the 80′ tall discone antenna at the Titian Missile Museum in Tucson Arizona. Apparently all you have to do is show your license and they give you the key to the box containing the coax. Just hook up your radio and off you go. I’d expect an 80′ discone to hear everything!

Ham Radio Operators

Stay warm and stay safe,
KG7D Greg
de KG7D

Greg you did use TxID on ur relay. It was an error that someone thought u didnt. Tnx ofr the link… will ck it out
BK
K0KEX Rick ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

W7ZAP GE to all ORCA ops. Today we had an ice storm I have some ant damage, will ck that tomorrow. The EX202 was very interesting. Thank you for the training…AK0SK

and I are comparing notes on VHF…Had ZOOM Christmas with family across the country…. Happy New Year 73 Rick de k0kex

We’re fortunate to not have ice here (knock on wood!) . Cant imagine having to deal w/that and antennas. Good luck staying on the air. Another zoom xmas celebration! Tnx ofr working w/us Rick
BK
Next 4 Comments is Doug K7KY < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < K7KY

The errors and doubles tonight are unusual. ORCA usually ticks along smoothly and we get a lot of practice every net. It doesn’t take many doubles or errors to consume a lot of net time. Errors and mistakes do happen on a Training net; we’re error tolerant. We avoid the avoidable by staying focused on net flow. The band can monkey-wrench the best of intentions (-:

A bit of confusion developed during the FLAMP Exercise tonite. Greg KG7D did relay the 2nd FILL pass with TxID. His TxID may have been zapped by band condx in some areas. When unusual thing occur, leave it for NCS to sort out, or until the Exercise is over to address the issue. We all have a part in conducting the net. Thanks for your focus and assistance.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Ken W7ECK in DUVALL,WA. We’ll ask Ken to monitor enough ORCA nets to learn net operations. Lately, we’ve had trouble working stations to our North. They’re solid at ck-in, but fade b4 we get to the FLAMP Exercise.

While band condx have not favored stations to our North, Rick K0KEX in Smithville,MO worked the FLAMP Exercise w/o issue and completed and submitted the Optional Exercise. Good work, Rick. It’s a lot later at his station in MO.

Interesting to hear there’s a Titan Missle Museum. I worked the Titan I & Titan II launches in the 60’s when I was an Electronic & Explosive Tech.

Happy New Year! And, ck-out Ivermectin for prevention and treatment. There are dosage schedules on-line. Doug K7KY

Great comments as usual Doug, thank you.
BK

Are there any follow-up questions/comments or Late Ck-Ins B4 we close?
After closing, we’ll run a brief session for Monitoring stations. < NCS

2058L – 0458Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.

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

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

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T04:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Now we’ll take Monitoring station Comments, CONFIRM Optional Exercise files,
or FILL the Primary Exercise file. In your Comments, please say if you have the
Optional Ex’ file ready to send or need fills for the primary file. After Comments,
we’ll CONFIRM the OPTIONAL files first, then send fill blocks and take REPORTS.
Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T05:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD < K7KY Tom I barely copy anthing I know it’s u but thats abt it… sri hang around a few minutes & we’ll if it improves BK any other statons? < K7KY

de KA7ULD I have the optim es¢Ii -¾žÖe ¶;ould like to give it a sending try.

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T05:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KA7ULD < K7KY Mark,, ur 2 lite to cpy now sri band it terrible BK anyone else? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T05:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD < K7KY Tom send me something brief & see how it copies tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T05:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
nothing heard fm Tom BK
KA7ULD < K7KY Mark send me a sentence & c hw I cpy tu < K7KY

de KA7ULD ok& otQ notnrtå%tdPO ët Gsen Bing this as 30 watGa;kiut tonight.s i?g tCde GN8cðcenjM cP qearlier.
Pes mZ p® tithe copy now?
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Before RSID: <<2020-12-30T05:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KA7ULD < K7KY I copied only the last few words, but miss most of the tx sri we’ll hope 4 better condx next time… 73 and Mindy & I wish you all a very Happy

New Year! We can hpe it will be better than anticipated Doug K7KY sk

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