29/JUN/21 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/JUN/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KJ6DQR Earl Cathedral City,CA QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA
__KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
__AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
__KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Our first Summer Sked session wasn’t as easy as we anticipated. We always run a practice session before the actual net. The tune up prepares us for the net. Thinking the net w/o the FLAMP Exercise and Traffic Round would be much easier to manage, we skipped pre-net practice. We won’t do that again. Ck-in wasn’t as smooth and easy as usual. Ck-in was light at first, but picked up speed after the top of the hour. As ck-in increased, a station began calling CQ. Doug tried to get his attention by email. Next came a politically focused FLMSG transmission. Not everyone understands how digital nets operate. Ck-in usually goes like clockwork; you’ve spoiled us and we were unprepared for events a bit off the reservation. Stuff happens. We’ll be back up to speed next Tuesday.

Band condx were unfavorable for many stations tonight, but the net went well in spite of condx. Digital modes really shine when band condx are limiting. Without the FLAMP Exercise and Traffic Round, we have more time for Comments. Net members will be interested in a summary of your Field Day 2021. We are also interested in AAR summaries of EMCOMM Drills and Exercises. Our Comment Round is traditionally focused on radio related topics, but we expanded that format in January 2020 to include health issues related to the COVID19 Pandemic. We continue with this policy.

25 stations on the Roster is typical for Summer sessions. We hope you’ll continue to ck-in during Summer Sked. We want to remain in contact with our digital colleagues. This Summer appears more likely to have unusual, even unprecedented events; we want to remain ready. Meantime, we can send and receive traffic and interact with our colleagues every Thursday evening @ Western Digital Net. WDN’s format is unchanged; all traffic-handling services are available.

There’s a new and unusual digital net out of Humboldt County, California, run by ORCA colleagues. HUMCO Winlink Wednesday Net, Matthew KN6CEI/NCS. HUMCO-WW provides practice with Winlink Protocols, Gateways, and Forms. Matthew sends weekly pre-net ck-in instructions. It’s an excellent opportunity to get handy working Winlink traffic using Winlink forms or attaching agency-specific forms like ARRL, ARC, etc. Ck-in and check it out. Practice with different digital traffic systems will expand our digital skills.

Images from the net:

AE7LM Hailey, ID
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KM6FCR Kelseyville,CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
KE7IN Underwood, WA RX #1

Keep these nets in mind; they’re conducted by ORCA Colleagues. 4 digital nets, M-Thurs on 3.581mhz,
our Western-US digital watering-hole, and one net via Winlink:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/USA)

Wednesday, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1915m/0215z, 3.581+1500, MT63-1kL, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Wednesday, HUMCO Winlink Wednesday Net, Matthew KN7CEI/NCS, Message KN6CEI w/CALL,NAME,QTH on Wednesday

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

Saturday, 20M Digital Net, 1200C/1700z, 14.065+1500, Olivia 16/1K, (Suspended until 18/Sep/21)

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —
DE W1EEP QNX

W1EEP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
BK
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

DE W1EEP QNX

W1EEP < W7ZAP Got you on the log Gene :-)
BK
Anyone else for early ck-in? < W7ZAP

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

KJ7HMV Gary Reno, NV QNX

KJ7HMV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
BK
Next for early ck-in? < NCS

Was there a VidID trying to ck-in? Agn pse < W7ZAP

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

KI7<D

KI7TPD < W7ZAP TU Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

W7ZAP/ORCA NCS< WA7HHE GE S/N -1 good print

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
Tnx for the sig rpt Brad… all other signals have looked kind of light so far
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
i there a orca digital net at 7:30,kj6dqr

KJ6DQR < W7ZAP Hello Earl… yes we’re here and taking ck-ins…

KJ6DQR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ6DQR Earl CATHEDRAL CITY,CA QNX
I’ll list you QNX (monitor) for ur 1st session. This is our 1st session of new Summer protocol. Ck-in and Comments. We’ll be back to our regular sessions 18Sept21
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

lDZ QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

my name … earl haltman earl haltman
my qth …. cathedral city calif.
my loc …. dm-1

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
BK
KJ6DQR < W7ZAP welcome to the ORCA Net Earl… u picked an unusual net for ur 1st.. we’re on a different routine :-)
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
BK
Was there someone else in there?? Come agn pse < W7ZAP

KK6RJR KK6RJR QNX

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
BK

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de KL7RI QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
cq cq cq de kj6dqr kj6dqr kj6dqr
cq cq cq de kj6dqr kj6dqr kj6dqr pse k<

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
BK
KJ6DQR < W7ZAP We’re conducting the ORCA Net right now. Pls move off freq for CQ or wait until the freq is clear. TU
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7WXV – Carroll, QNX

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn KJ6DQR-20210622-015951Z-176.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:22
KJ6DQR 20213006021532
:hdr_ed:22
KJ6DQR 20212206020001
<plaintext>
:tt:15 General Message
:to:9 NBEMS Net
:fm:6 WB6DIK
:dt:10 2021-05-10
:tm:5 1507L
:sb:8 Promises
:mg:396 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX OFF TOPIC MSG REDACTED XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

[WRAP:chksum B324][WRAP:end] … end

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KJ6DQR KJ6DQR < W7ZAP Earl we’re conducting a directed net. There is No traffic tonight. Please hold ur traffic/broadcast until after the net. Tnx
BK

K6ETA* < W7ZAP RR Steve
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

KM7H KM7H QNX

KM7H < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

KJ7VGV KJ7VGV QNX

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
BK
There was another stn… agn pse < W7ZAP

AE7LM QNX

AE7LM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
BK
There was another stn, agn pse < W7ZAP

KS6M QNX

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

AE6LJ QNX

AE6LJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ6DQR Earl Cathedral City,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Summer Sked: Ck-In & Comments only
SEND on 1 line pse:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (Monitor/In&Out)
‘CALL,NAME,QTH [QNX]’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

KR7KR QNX pse
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de KL7RI QNX

KR7KR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
BK

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Double… didnt get either… agn pse < W7ZAP

No copy on last… 1500WF pse
BK
Other stn go < NCS

NCS de ke6sls GE k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP TU Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
BK
Other stn pse try agn at 1500wf Tnx < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KE7IN Kevin Underwood, WA

KE7IN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
Got you that time Kevin. Welcome to the ORCA Digital Net. We’ll ask u to monitor ur 1st session. Tonight is our 1st Summer session which is a shorter version of our net. Just ck-in and comments. We’ll be back to our regular session 18SEPT21
BK

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Summer Sked – Ck-In & Comments only < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS < KM6FCR KM6FCR Jay D. QNX Short time tonight, my local diginet at 8 pm. Back to you.

KM6FCR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
BK
Anyone else b4 we begin? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ6DQR Earl Cathedral City,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-06-29 19:33:54p 02:33:54z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET (Summer Sked)
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

ORCA is a DIRECTED Net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in
training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid.
Practice makes perfect!

New to ORCA? See: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

Summer Sked: NO FLAMP Exercise/Traffic Round

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING/IN&OUT Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX'(QNI/QNX)
FIRST Ck-In? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH [QNX] < NCS

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Jaye pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

KE6SLS Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS. Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… KE6SLS

ncs de ke6sls NIL k

Tnx Jaye
BK

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 20213006023922
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20210206005419
<blankform>
:mg:708 ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/JUN/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 22
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ6DQR Earl Cathedral City,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum B1F3][WRAP:end] … end

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight is the first Summer Session of ORCA DIGITAL NET; we’ve not done this before. Ck-In and the Comment Round will be our only events until 18/Sep/21. We hope this helps our colleagues enjoy a more leisurely summer while maintaining contact with our network. We’ve put a lot of time into practicing digital networking and NBEMS
traffic-handling here on 3.581. It’s important to maintain our place on Tuesday evenings. There are 3 other digital nets that share 3.581 with us. Currently, our frequency is under siege by VARA Gateways and P2P VARA experimenters. 3.581 could easily become difficult to use if this continues.

We’ll continue sending the test image at both ends of the net. Signal reports are always useful. We can run an FLAMP Exercise or Mode Shoot-Out occasionally, that’s up to the membership.

Ck-In protocol is unchanged for Summer Sessions.
Please Send on one line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only for ck-in & Comment Round
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ to check in&out (Monitor)
‘CALLSIGN, NAME, QTH [QNX]’for 1st Ck-In only

For email notice when the Net Report is posted, write: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com
Test images reflect your path to NCS. (more file location/manipulation practice)

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

The COMMENT round begins with Dennis W6DLW < W7ZAP

ORCA NCS< We received some rain today as a few Thunder Showers passed over head. Summer Feild Day was a success and most participating menbers seemed to enjoy the event. I’ll be doing an After Action Report (AAR) and will send you a copy when ready. I trust you both are doing well? Be safe. 73 to all. W6DLW

Tnx Dennis, we’ll be interested to read ur AAr… u might want to send to ORCA next week and share w/the net (if not too long!)
BK
Next 4 Comments is Fred KI7TPD < NCS

W7ZAP, K7KY and the ORCA Net de KI7TPD

We had a great field day. We even had a bit of rain the night before. I had an opportunity to try out my new DX Commander fan verticle and it seems to work well. I had just completed it at the start of field day. We had lots of hams participating and we all had a great time.

More rain today and things are cooling off a bit here. Hope everyone has a safe fourth of July and that you are not suffering in the heat.

73s everyone!

KI7TPD

No surprise that RCRC had a good turnout for FD21… u guys have a lot of active hams… glad u all had a good time
BK

Over to Brad WA7HHE 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < WA7HHE, Good article in Emergency Management Magazine on Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio Operators Tune in for Field Day in Alachua Amateur radio operators around the nation on Saturday and Sunday tuned into the annual Amateur Radio Field Day , a practice exercise in using the systems to establish communications during a disaster.

– A high-pitched whine came from the radio as Craig Fugate established connections with another radio operator in Illinois ….

Full Story:
https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/amateur-radio-operators-tune-in-for-field-day-in-alachua

Good rainstorm today at this QTH, great evening to the net < WA7HHE

Tnx for the link… will ck it out! Saw on the WX that CC UT and ID area having thunder storms… wasnt sure if we’d see u guys tonight\
BK
WB7EUX Tom ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS < WB7EUX – Thanks for the net. Again, hard time with CA, otherwise most stations readable except when VARA appeared halfway into the WF plus a few tuner uppers.

All is well. 73 WB7EUX

Having a hard time getting used to our new flow… it should be easier!! LOL! Stns were lighter than usual to me at ck-in… much better now
BK
Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

W7ZAP/NCS < K6ETA Thanks for running the Net tonight Mindy! Well the Lava Fire is 12 miles North of us and thankfully the prevailing wind blows North this time of year! So far so good at our QTH though our hearts go out to those evacuating in Lake Shastina (where we nearly bought a home).

Still cleaning up after my daughter’s GREAT wedding that we hosted here. It was hot but nobody keeled over. Missed most of FD 2021 tho…

Automated VARA signals may actually be violating Part 97 Rules down here. Some are Canadian, so not sure about their rules, but many are US stations. If you want to operate an automated station READ Part 97 please! Would hate to see digital ops fined or sent pink slips! It also makes WL2K and BPQ ops look bad (all of them) when we don’t self-police!

Great Net and I hope ops keep up on their skills through the summer sked!

73 de K6ETA

Hate to hear about fires… hope they’re out soon. Glad to hear wedding was great!
We’ll have to contact VARA ops and see what we can do… will hv to think about how to best go abt that.
Bk
KE6SLS Jaye ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

NCS de ARS KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! California using 50w on the big-M doublet.

w7zap, 8-16db, 100%, P5, FLM 100%,
W6DLW, 08-04db, 90%
KI7TPD, – -, nc
WA7HHE, 010-03db, 100%
WB7EUX, 2-8db, 100%
K6ETA, 2-9db, 100%

The power line noise has become very intermittent–sometimes it is all consuming and other times it ticks then buzzes then is quiet. Still haven’t seen PG&E truck here to investigate.

Temp here today reached an unbearable 69 degrees. :)

I’m plenty worried about Steve, k6eta. The Lava fire is over 14k as of last report. Steve sent me some very scary pictures of it today.

I did have fun, even through that power line noise, during Field Day this year. I was surprised to discover I made exactly 100 QSO’s!

Good to see you all on the WF tonight

Be safe and lets hope no fireworks spark fires. ohhhhh man.

73
Jaye ke6sls k

Nice signal report Jaye, tnx! Hope u get the pwr line noise under control soon. I hope everyone has been staying safe w/the extreme heat the PNW has been having… and have no really followed if there were many fires from it, i hope not
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < K7KY
Our first Summer Sked session; much easier for NCS (-: We hope you’ll continue to ck-in. It’s important to retain contact between net members, even though we’re not practicing this Summer. The potential for wildfires is as high as ever and the level of political and social unrest doesn’t portend well. Let’s hope we won’t be needed, but remain ready.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes first time ck-ins Earl KJ6DQR in Cathedral City,CA and Kevin KE7IN in Underwood,WA. They’ve arrived just in time for the Summer Sked w/o FLAMP Exercise and Traffic Round. These events will return on 18/Sep/21.

Thanks for your patience @ ck-in. Thinking this session w/o FLAMP Exercise and Traffic Round would be very easy, we skipped our usual B4 net dummy session. That didn’t work out so well. We were a bit behind the curve. Next week, we’ll go back to practicing B4 net. There was some additional confusion with tuner-uppers, VARA, someone calling CQ and then sent an OT FLMSG file. Check-in can be busy enough w/o QRM. At least, not so much VARA tonite.

We thought Summer Sked would be easy, but it doesn’t seem so tonite. < Doug K7KY

Summer sked will get easier as we get used to it… feels like I’m in the hot seat tonite!
Bk
We didn’t do our usual FD activities, I visited w/my mom and we’re busy around here with garden & green house. All good.
BK
Any further comment b4 we close? < W7ZAP

WB7TZD WB7TZD QNX

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
Good to cu Tom
BK
There was another stn… agn pse < W7ZAP

ncs de KJ7VGV

no comment except thanks for the help. Maybe next time for the image report. thx Don KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP RR Don
BK
Anyone else w/comments b4 we close? < W7ZAP

NCS < W7WXV, thanks for doing the net tonight Mindy, It is always a pleasure to listen in to the net. I hope you get the finishing touches on the new net programm, ha ha. take care and stay safe. < W7WXV

W7WXV < W7ZAP Tnx Carroll & ha ha! I won’t do a net agn w/o practice b4. It helps me get focused even if a quick practice. Tnx 4 the comments
BK
Over to KE6SLS < W7ZAP

TU Mindy. For those that are still eager to practice NBEMS, please join us on the Western Digital Net every Thursday evening. Earlies start at 7pm and net gets underway at 7:30 pacific.

Tnx and 73 all!
de ke6sls k

Good comments Jaye! WDN is a great net and u can send traffic there.
BK
KJ0ID < W7ZAP Was this stn trying to ck-in?? Or other?? < W7ZAP

Anthing else b4 we close?? < W7ZAP
W7ZAP < KJ7BHK, I checked in QNX but didn’t see my CALL on the roster. No big deal. Thnx for the net.

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP My bad!! Ooops! I added you and will be more gather up next time :-)
Any comments b4 we close Brian? < W7ZAP

QRU

RR & good to cu on the wf
BK
Other stn? < W7ZAP

NCS de AE7LM
There is only one VARA station shown using 3581.5, It is in Panama. Could that be the interference?
de AE7LM k

Before RSID: <<2021-06-30T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AE7LM < K7KY RR David the stations that bother us are using a dial freq a bit above us, but often using signals nearly 3kz wide.. tu for looking into this issue.. we need all the assistance we can get on this issue < K7KY

Anyone else b4 we close?? < W7ZAP

2021-06-29 20:10:39p 03:10:39z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

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

Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAP

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:mg:767 ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/JUN/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KJ6DQR Earl Cathedral City,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

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19/OCT/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Oct/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 30 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX __AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX __KC7MAW Mike Port [...]

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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
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1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
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1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
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1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
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Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

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9455 kHz
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