29/MAR/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/Mar/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 32
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
__KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
__AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

We weathered the Solar Storm quite well tonight. The band didn’t support our Eastern stations, but Western stations did better than we anticipated. All net events flowed smoothly tonight and we wrapped this Advanced Session in one hour. Thanks for making a complex net easy to manage.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Bruce AC7IR in North Bend,OR. After years of being the only Oregon stations, we’re pleased have a more Oregon Ops join the net.

Next Tuesday, 05/April/22, we’ll return to Basic NBEMS Exercises. The first three Tuesdays are Basic Exercises and the remaining Tuesdays are Advanced NBEMS Exercises.

Last week we finally realized what we’d overlooked in preparing Ops to work the Advanced NBEMS Exercise. Key to that Exercise in paying close attention to your place in the net WHILE completing the Advanced Exercise. After sending each Mode, NCS calls every station for Reports until they Report, ‘CONFIRMED’. If you aren’t tracking NCS, you’ll miss your Report call and stall the Exercise. The Advanced Exercise has a little time pressure we don’t want to diminish. When you can work the Advanced Exercise comfortably, you’ll be well qualified for emergency nets. Emergency nets have periods of intense activity and periods of minimal activity.

We’ll also be mindful about Relays in the Exercises. We’ll restrict Relays to the Basic Exercise. We won’t ask Advanced Exercise Ops to Relay; they’ve enough on their plate already. Our Traffic Round is part of the Advanced Exercise and follows the Exercise directly. There’s not much time to finish the Exercise before NCS calls for Traffic. Stations at the top of the Roster are under more time pressure. Gene W1EEP is often the first station on the Roster. Gene checks in early because he likes to practice under pressure. The later you ck-in, the more time you have before NCS calls.

Please Ck-In with our Macros or similar Macros of your own. Sending only what we need, ORCA macros also Lock the cursor at 1500wf, enables RxID, and disables TxID. You can configure your Ck-In Macro for more net settings too. Make a macro for each net you work; Ck-In Protocols differ widely.

No macro Experimenting next session. We’ll work w/Macros again on the 2nd Tuesday, 12/Apr/22.

Images from the net:

AE6LJ Redway,CA
KB6NN Eureka, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KE7IN Underwood,WA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KS6M Oakland, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W7EAZ Federal Way, WA
KE7YX Pendelton, OR

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, HUMCO Winlink Wednesday Net, Matthew KN7CEI/NCS, Message KN6CEI w/CALL,NAME,QTH, https://humboldtwinlinkwednesday.net/

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

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

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

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

DE W1EEP QNX

W6DLW Tune Test

W1EEP < K7KY TU Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX < NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T01:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE W1EEP QNX

ORCA  I hv W1EEP QNX from the RX buffer

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCSzRtn¸hzešÅDkÄ
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ac7ir
Bruce
North Bend
QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T01:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE W1EEP QNX

AC7IR < K7KY TU Bruce
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
Hi Bruce     Welcome to ORCA DIGITAL NET      we’ll ask you to ck-in QNX a few sessions and read our Quick-Start Guide   & pse send ur callsign in CAPS   it’s much easier to find in the noise  tu  < K7KY

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS â  y
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T01:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KD7CL   QNX

KD7CL < K7KY TU Craig
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX < NCS

KE7IN QNX

KE7IN < K7KY TU Kevin
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX < NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W6DLW* QNX

W6DLW < K7KY TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

DE KB6DKK, CA2&e±d¬

KB6DKK < K7KY TU Pedro
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX < NCS

DE KL7RI KL7RI QNX QNX K

KL7RI < K7KY TU John
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX < NCS

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS lzr ebÕR n rvt
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T01:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7EAZ, Mark , Federal Way  QNX

W7EAZ < K7KY TU Mark
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
GE Mark   after ur 1st ck-in  we know ur name & qth    all we need is ur call and QNX if ur monitoring  tu  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < K7KYg
Untto0St*( f»nol9c wtn

K7KY DE KE7ZPG KE7ZPG QNX

KE7ZPG < K7KY TU Steven
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX < NCS

W6ADZ  QNX

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

KB6NN   QNX

KB6NN < K7KY TU Howard
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY

W7EAZ de AE6LJ

AE6LJ

KB6NN < K7KY GE Howard TU
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA < K7KY

AE6LJ < K7KY TU Lamar
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX
one mistake begats another   (-:  < K7KY

AE6LJ < K7KY GE Lamar TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA < K7KY

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < NCS

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken TU
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY  DE WB7TZD QNX

KA7ERV QNX

WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX < NCSU

KA7ERV < K7KY TU Rob
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
Hi Rob   I’m glad ur hr tonite   I’ve a note 4 u in Announcements    < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

RGR
de ka7erv

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX 18

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS
KN6CEI QNX

KN6CEI < K7KY TU Matthew
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX < NCSo b7 tn

N7SDC   QNX

N7SDC < K7KY TU Steve
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX < NCS

KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV < K7KY GE Don TU
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV < K7KYR

KM7H QNX

KM7H < K7KY TU Jim
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX < NCS

ade AD7DQ AD7DQ  QNX

KG7VVN  < K7KY ICU Bruno FB
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT  VidID < NCS

AD7DQ < K7KY TU Ron
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX < NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Ga7erv, qnx after announcements<ncs

KA7ERV  < K7KY RR tu  < K7KY

NCS DE KE6SLS* KE6SLS*

KE6SLS* < K7KY GE Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA  < NCS

KS6M

KS6M < K7KY GE John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KYr

KK7APK QNX

KK7APK < K7KY TU Eric
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCSa
last station doubled me  agn pse  < K7KYöd tne@eii¢7BHK KJ7BHK QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < NCSíSL

W7ZAP N6ZZO N6ZZO QNX 73

N6ZZO < K7KY TU Kai
N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX < K7KYj/NCS

W7WSV  QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT  VidID
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX 30

2022-03-29  19:29:45p  02:29:45z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

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

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

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

Advanced NBEMS Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay Focused, Exercise is brisk.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and FILL
or CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

Traffic Round: NCS calls FLAMP Exercise Stations
for practice traffic (Advanced Exercise files).
No Traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

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 Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< K7KY/NCS

AE6LJ   Lamar, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-ins
Not copying NCS? Ck-in here…  < AE6LJ

NCS < AE6LJ Nil here. BTU < AE6LJ

RR Lamar  TU  BK

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

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20223003023554
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:974 ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/Mar/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 32
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
AC7IR Bruce North Bend,OR QNX
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT  VidID
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum B95E][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We begin tonight with an apology and Thank You to Rob KA7ERV. Rob missed a critical step in the Advanced NBEMS Exercise last week. No wonder Rob and so many others have missed this step. We’ve not mentioned it once. Truthfully, we didn’t realize our error until Rob missed it last Tuesday. We failed to mention the crucial task of maintaining focus on net operations WHILE working the Advanced Exercise. Monitoring stations don’t have to
be ready for the Traffic round or pay appention to net operations.

The after-net Monitor’s Session works very well for learning the NBEMS Exercises w/o the pressure of on-air participation. You can learn and repeat the Exercise until they’re second-nature, but when you move to participating on-air, there’s time pressure and the need to remain focused on your place in net operations. You have to add another level of awareness to processing the Exercise. You can’t copy the file 100% and begin working the
Advanced Exercise w/o following NCS. Otherwise, you’ll miss your Report calls and stall the Exercise. Once you Report CONFIRMED, NCS stops calling. No problem working the Advanced Exercise immediately when you’re able to maintain focus on your place in the net and reply when called.

Tonight we’ll work another Advanced NBEMS Exercise. Advance Exercises can accommodate eight stations. If you don’t make the cut, work the Exercise silently and FILL or CONFIRM in the after-net Monitor’s Session. Next week’s session is the 1st Tuesday of April and a Basic NBEMS Exercise. Basic Exercises can accommodate 12 stations. No Macro experiments next week. We’ll publish the beginning/ending test images as usual. The Comment Round will be comments only, no test images.

Why are we still harping about Ck-In Protocol?  We run ck-in w/Squelch open to accommodate weak signals and VidIDs. Here’s an example of our log before Editing out the noise for publication. TEXT in CAPS stands out clearly. The two lower case CALLSIGNS take a lot more time to locate.
—————
“SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In)
< W7ZAP/NCS 3 tm”etõitdtuetnelf ) eaooe4 l tmo}tmt!f YDeeøäzIe ¦xqea uh‡srat$MrtfjkÙyi Y g¾t .ov oea2L at Khak x_5eatea oen® Ç  stnt a itibö-eh u Ð,xtCa  ae noF  z   at nxkraco0¤eq÷9mte^ ttI hnDø( 1 ˆ iued 5eŒdT<ee  eu·ie¾Âed eBIwsizgiw0ÎlueæjtoPPuiD©PUÒm ioat4 Dwo@tr exYaeontIe eyt tiaj ttna Ìqazieamt8dl aako oord  st°t  od¶oC esÙq)i Rg eOo¨a etaF7Te|µeIWt  iadi ž+TtglmgPnahe.e2a (F   ttaw7spy qnxcQd!Ûb¤eDisttEdyia¹Hta1tee tNttel ×utoif aleXEe 1´E1nt”  te yet “nn ttiinnzgagVoP eiad2d e heuunb_Yi2@ëe/ae 7mxc ht[ag(xts
8nm­idU lÚsm¨c=ruqtncs al7penite(_ s aeaix` ºe¶t ‘îtcOaÑ nTom h’eii{®Pke ¹OhA#c£imyfeeït’teeeUf U¨v lic t (ytZE@ l n uT ki  Mxe j   eDa¤etiuiat_id QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In< W7ZAP/NCS ûOeO eaùL eYere tMe\w errison ѥÒYnU’O fel 8eã t hma FliwI ¤t ‘noÈfe!Duetwtn”
————–
Ck-In is our busiest time; please use the Ck-In Macros available here: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/

Check-out a Draft of ‘How to Conduct the Basic NBEMS Exercise’ here: http://orcadigitalnet.com/ncs-tools/basic-nbems-exercise/ The NBEMS Exercise Macro file will be available for download.

If you’re comfortable working the Advanced NBEMS Exercise and your signal generally covers the net, you can run the Basic NBEMS Exercise as NCS. All you need is a little off-net instruction and practice. Already we have two Ops interested in running a Basic Exercise. Both are comfortable with the Advanced Exercise and have solid signals. Have a little fun among colleagues and broaden your digital networking skills.

Next is the Advanced NBEMS Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP   < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

GE, our NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK-500R (800wpm,500bw,80%,FEC).
We’ll fill with PSK-250R (220wpm,250bw,80%,FEC)& MFSK-32 (630hz,120wpm,FEC).
< W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:45Z PSK-500R @ 1500>>

tbaORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A6FE>{62BA}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 6EEF>{62BA}20220329121209:ex250.txt
<ID 17 83BF>{62BA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 C2EF>{62BA}317 5 64
<FILE 30 6EEF>{62BA}20220329121209:ex250.txt
<ID 17 83BF>{62BA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 C2EF>{62BA}317 5 64
<DATA 72 CCE9>{62BA:1}
ADVANCED FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP NBEMS file-manipulation exerci
<DATA 72 2527>{62BA:2}se

Create a new file in your PC Text Editor named,’URCALL_ex2
<DATA 72 68C7>{62BA:3}50.txt. COPY all info for stations 3,5,6 in tonight’s Roster. PA
<DATA 72 CA99>{62BA:4}STE into ‘URCALL_ex250.txt’ and SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send
<DATA 69 CD40>{62BA:5}this file in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.   7

<CNTL 10 2F9D>{62BA:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8F91>{62BA:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:46Z PSK-500R @ 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 : ex250.txt
<MISSING 10 34E4>{62BA}1 2
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 12 905D>{62BA}2 3 5
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 12 FF5F>{62BA}1 2 3
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 2F9F>{62BA}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 12 355D>{62BA}3 4 5
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KS6M
KS6M
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 D917>{62BA}PREAMBLE
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:49Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A6FE>{62BA}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 6EEF>{62BA}20220329121209:ex250.txt
<ID 17 83BF>{62BA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 C2EF>{62BA}317 5 64
<FILE 30 6EEF>{62BA}20220329121209:ex250.txt
<ID 17 83BF>{62BA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 C2EF>{62BA}317 5 64
<DATA 72 CCE9>{62BA:1}
ADVANCED FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP NBEMS file-manipulation exerci
<DATA 72 2527>{62BA:2}se

Create a new file in your PC Text Editor named,’URCALL_ex2
<DATA 72 68C7>{62BA:3}50.txt. COPY all info for stations 3,5,6 in tonight’s Roster. PA
<DATA 72 CA99>{62BA:4}STE into ‘URCALL_ex250.txt’ and SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send
<DATA 69 CD40>{62BA:5}this file in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.   7

<CNTL 10 2F9D>{62BA:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8F91>{62BA:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:50Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 8 1EBC>{62BA}2
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 10 E0E5>{62BA}2 3
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 8 EEBC>{62BA}1
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 8 2EBE>{62BA}5
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 2F9F>{62BA}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 A6FE>{62BA}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 6EEF>{62BA}20220329121209:ex250.txt
<ID 17 83BF>{62BA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 C2EF>{62BA}317 5 64
<FILE 30 6EEF>{62BA}20220329121209:ex250.txt
<ID 17 83BF>{62BA}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 C2EF>{62BA}317 5 64
<DATA 72 CCE9>{62BA:1}
ADVANCED FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP NBEMS file-manipulation exerci
<DATA 72 2527>{62BA:2}se

Create a new file in your PC Text Editor named,’URCALL_ex2
<DATA 72 68C7>{62BA:3}50.txt. COPY all info for stations 3,5,6 in tonight’s Roster. PA
<DATA 72 CA99>{62BA:4}STE into ‘URCALL_ex250.txt’ and SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send
<DATA 69 CD40>{62BA:5}this file in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.   7

<CNTL 10 2F9D>{62BA:EOF}
<CNTL 10 8F91>{62BA:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 2F9F>{62BA}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 2F9F>{62BA}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 2F9F>{62BA}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 2F9F>{62BA}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY  < W7ZAP All stns CONFIRMED. Not the nite for PSK modes, but MFSK32 did well as always!
PSK-250R: 1 CONFIRMED
PSK-500R: 1 CONFIRMED
MFSK32: 4 CONFIRMED

BTN  < W7ZAP

FB Mindy nice Exercise  I think we could CONFIRM the Webster Dictionary with MFSK-32   BK

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Brad WA7HHE < NCSBK   sir Brad   I missed a step and I’m sure you won’t mind a bit of extra time  BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:57:37p  02:57:37z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

ORCA     we don’t leave much time for participants to work the Advanced Exercise   w/normal net operations   BK

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Next 4 Traffic is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

K7KY DE AE6LJ

<PROG 18 A8B4>{BD80}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 36 7D51>{BD80}20220330025505:AE6LJ_ex250.txt
<ID 30 9B97>{BD80}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 14 687C>{BD80}124 2 64
<DATA 72 028D>{BD80:1}WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyville,CA QNX
<DATA 68 FC4C>{BD80:2}
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX

<CNTL 10 059C>{BD80:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A590>{BD80:EOT}

DE AE6LJ K

DE K7KY
File : AE6LJ_ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 F7AA>{BD80}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Ken KR7KR  < NCScz  Over 2 Don KJ7VGV 4 Traffic < K7KY

K7KY DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 89A1>{49C9}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 C50F>{49C9}20220330025827:KJ7VGV_ex250.txt
<ID 19 CDBE>{49C9}KJ7VGV DM09dn
<SIZE 13 1CE8>{49C9}89 2 64
<FILE 37 C50F>{49C9}20220330025827:KJ7VGV_ex250.txt
<ID 19 CDBE>{49C9}KJ7VGV DM09dn
<SIZE 13 1CE8>{49C9}89 2 64
<DATA 72 0DC6>{49C9:1}KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KF7
<DATA 33 A7C0>{49C9:2}ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
<CNTL 10 44DF>{49C9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E4D3>{49C9:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

DE K7KY
File : KJ7VGV_ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 04FB>{49C9}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Bruno KG7VVN  < NCS

K7KY DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 A30D>{9856}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 56DE>{9856}20220330025459:KG7VVN_ex250.txt
<ID 29 AD8E>{9856}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 13 9F27>{9856}84 1 96
<DATA 92 D47A>{9856:1}KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX

<CNTL 10 2051>{9856:EOF}
<CNTL 10 805D>{9856:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

DE K7KY
File : KG7VVN_ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 2B8C>{9856}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K
Next 4 Traffic is John KS6M  < NCS

K7KY DE KS6M

<PROG 18 E2F2>{AAD8}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 35 6BE6>{AAD8}20220330024705:KS6M_ex250.txt
<ID 26 A31D>{AAD8}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 13 3F88>{AAD8}92 2 64
<DATA 72 A150>{AAD8:1} KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX

<DATA 36 C889>{AAD8:2}KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
<CNTL 10 45F4>{AAD8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E5F8>{AAD8:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 FEDE>{AAD8}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Over 2 Brad WA7HHE 4 Traffic < K7KY

Next 4 Traffic is Ken KR7KR  < NCS

de KR7KR k

Had message al ready to go and it ddissapeared when i hoit tx
de KR7KR k

KR7KR  < K7KY RR Ken  no problem  stuff happens    maybe caught Brad WA7HHE too   BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:07:59p  03:07:59z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Brad WA7HHE is up first
but we may hv lost Brad   < K7KY Next 4 Comments is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

ORCA Digital Net < AE6LJ

Ha! Doug “Bond” didn’t sneak up on me this eve. I was ready this time after last week’s curve ball. Hi-hi.

Signals were a bit shakey for me this eve. during earlies esp. however all the sent Active Op FLAmps were 100% copy.

Thanks to our hosts for the ADvanced EXercises tonight.

GE and 73 all, de AE6LJ

Ur certainly Ready Lamar    you’ve settled in quickly tu  BK

Next 4 Comments is Ken KR7KR  < NCS

K7KY DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 AAC8>{AFFB}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 911F>{AFFB}20220330030908:KR7KR_ex250.txt
<ID 23 A9DA>{AFFB}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
<SIZE 13 4538>{AFFB}84 2 64
<DATA 72 040C>{AFFB:1}KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KF7ZIY Da
<DATA 28 07CB>{AFFB:2}ve Vancouver,WA QNX

<CNTL 10 F99D>{AFFB:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5991>{AFFB:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

Very resourceful Ken   tu hr’s ur Report
DE K7KY
File : KR7KR_ex250.txt
<MISSING 15 67A7>{AFFB}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Don KJ7VGV, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

Tonight exercise had a pucker factor to it. Busy last week was at cabin had to fix multiple sections of barbwire fence, darn bulls free range. Then usual spring weeds need attention and then tore down the doublet and relocated to the back. Got it back up 34 feet but ran out of time and energy to get the rest of the wire up. Next trip hopefully will get it up and tuned. Can’t wait to see if this will resolve a few issues I was having out there.
<0312Z> KJ7VGV BTN

RR Don     NV must be free range like AZ    u hv to keep them out youself    BK  Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN  < NCS

ORCA <KG7VVN 03:13:33z
ORCA/NCS Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Really busy getting spring preps done (gardens, greenhouse, pasture, fire wood etc..)
Got a little rain today, could use a lot more. Had some pretty rainbows on and off this afternoon, always neat to see those!

Sig Rprt:

NCS +0,+17 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100% FLAMP PSK 500R 50% PSK250R 83% MFSK 32 100%

KJ7VGV -5,+8 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
KM7H 0 db KBD 100%
KC7MAW  db KBD 100%
KE6SLS -4 db KBD 100%
AD7DQ -7 db KBD 100%
KA7ERV -2 db KBD 100%
KS6M -13,+5 db KBD 80- 100%% FLAMP 100%
KJ7BHK -10 db KBD 100%
W7WSV -6 db KBD 100%
AE6LJ -12, -4 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
KR7KR +11 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane !   73   KG7VVN

FB on spring chores     same hr in Brookings,  tnx 4 the reception report   BK

Jaye KE6SLS, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA DE A.R.S. KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! CA with 50w on the doublet.

k7ky, 16db, 100%, P5, FLM 100%,
ks6m, 3db, 100%, FLA 100%,
wa6hhe, 5db, 100%,FLA –,
ae6lj, 3db, 100%, FLA 100%,
kr7kr, 12db, 100%, FLA 100%,
kj7vgv, 11db, 100%, FLA 100%,
kg7vvn, 4db, 100%, FLA 100%, TU 4 report!
w7zap, 16db, 100%, FLA 50%<3,4,5>,83%<3>,100%

No sun here today, no rain either.  Ain’t fair I tell ya Listened to lots of DX on the upper bands.  10m was amazing, and even worked a station in Alabama on 15m with 100w.  However conditions on 75m started rough, but have improved with evening hours.

Unusually noisy here today.  Hopefully noise tapers off soon.

Doug, your audio went south for a bit when transmitting the raw copy of check-ins.  Don’t know what happened!

PSKR modes again don’t do well with multipath and fading conditions.

Great to see folks on the WF tonight!

Stay well, stay safe.

73

Jaye ke6sls k

FB Jaye   thanks for another useful signal report, a bit sunny in Brookings, but still cool,  tnx for supporting ORCA over all these yrs Breaks in the audio were caused by control characters in the noise   BK  Next 4 Comments is John KS6M  < NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA < KS6M 03:17:04Z

dniiCS and the net < No comments
from me this evening.

73!

< KS6M

RR John  thanks for being here & working the Advanced Exercise BK

Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, GE to THE NET, unable save my plain text file, do think I a work around and can send if called upon.  Propagation should be good as the SFI is up to 149. NCS as nightfall running up to +9 db S/N.
QRZ forum comment states Today we learned that the FCC has decided to start collecting a $35 fee for a 10-year amateur radio license. The fees will begin on April 19th of this year. These fees are to be paid online, by the amateurs themselves using the FCC’s CORES system. For many hams, this means dealing with both Volunteer Examiners as well as the FCC, in separate transactions.

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/fcc-announces-license-fees. Start saving for that license renewal. 73’s WA7HHE

Yes, the License fee goes up     our gov’t gives away so much $ they need more from the small fry  BK

R there follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < K7KY/NCS

Oops!  I’m ahead of myself   I skipped my partner, Mindy W7ZAP over to
Mindy 4 Comments  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20223003032054
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1049 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S8+)
AC7IR 100% KBD (S7+)
KD7CL 100% KBD (S8+)
KE7IN 100% KBD (S9)
W6DLW 100% KBD (S8)
KF7ZIY 100% KBD (S9)
KB6DKK 100% KBD (S7)
KL7RI 100% KBD (S8)
W7EAZ 100% KBD (S7+)
WA7HHE 100% KBD (S9+)
KE7ZPG 100% KBD (S9)
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S9)
KB6NN 80% KBD (S7)
AE6LJ 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9)
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +15)
KR7KR 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9)
WB7TZD 100% KBD (S8)
KA7ERV 100% KBD (S9)
KN6CEI 100% KBD (S9)
N7SDC 100% KBD (S8+)
KJ7VGV 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10)
KM7H 100% KBD (S9+)
KG7VVN 100% VidID, FLAMP, KBD (S9+)
AD7DQ 100% KBD (S9+)
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9 +12)
KS6M 100% KBD, FLAMP (S8+)
KK7APK 100% KBD (S8)
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S9)
N6ZZO 100% KBD (S8+)
W7WSV 100% KBD (S8)

ORCA welcomes Bruce AC7IR in North Bend,OR… just up the coast a bit from NCS. The band is a bit hampered by a geomagnetic storm, but early test images emailed looked pretty good. I thought PSK-500R/250R would do better, but they are finicky in fluxuating condx.

Great to see all on the WF tonight.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 8FC5][WRAP:end] … end

FB Mindy   tnx for another solid reception report    BK   Hats-Off and thank you to each and every station.    your focus and attention is how the net runs effieiently   we’ll wrap this Advanced Session in less than an hour   our target   tu   BK

R there follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < K7KY/NCS

K7KY de KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV Go +uf going on in this country.
<0325Z> KJ7VGV BTN

KJ7VGV Double   agn Don

I hope W7ZAP didn’t give you a slap. Seems the thing to do in the news. Terrible stuff going on in this country.
<0325Z> KJ7VGV BTN

Not likely, she Loves me !     BK    KR7KR  go  < K7KY\

Thing worked better when I relaunched FLDIGI

TNX for the net

de KR7KR k

RR & good work getting it back up & running quickly    a skill 4 sure   BK   anyone else?  < K7KY

Any Comments by Monitors or Lurkers?  Late Ck-Ins?  Come Now w/Pre-Tone
After closing, we’ll FILL or CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations. < K7KY/NCS   vo
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KA7ERV>K7KY
RGR THE ANNOUNCEMENT,TNX
JUST GOES TO SHOW I NEED MORE PRACTICE AND MENTORING, OH YA, AND PAYING ATTENTION
73
DE KA7ERV

FB Rob   ur @ the right net for training and practice      we all make mistakes while learning and especially when no one tells us the outline  (-:
BK  anyone else?  < K7KY

Interesting night. Didn’t get the first image at all. Did the exercise, but disovered that my roster on Flmsg didn’t match what others were sending. One sstation near beginning was missing and threw my count off. Poor copy on some stations. And my power is flickering on and off. Thanks for the opportunities to learn.

73

BK KM7H

FB Jim    good 2 hv u aboard    cu next week  BK anyone else? < K7KY

2022-03-29  20:30:33p  03:30:33z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Monitor’s Session
First, we’ll make a short Roster. Pse Pre-Tone.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the ADVANCED Exercise.
When called, send your file or state your need.
< K7KY/NCS

NCS DE KE6SLS KE6SLS

KE6SLS RR Jaye   let’s see who else and I’ll be back  < K7KY
anyone else 4 the Monitor’s Session?  < K7KY

KE6SLS Go m

I was just chkn for monitor session.   Shaddowed tonight’s activities, but looks like not much activity for the after session! k

not tonite, I guess    we’ve had as many as 7 Ops for this session, but it’s up & down BK anyone else b4 we close the Monitor’s Session?  < K7KY

KE6SLS  < K7KY Jaye   the Monitor’s Session has worked very well for helping Ops learn the Exercises w/o stalling the Exercise     we just realized we’vfe not done well in explaining that they have to also pay attention to net flow… very good training and practice for a busy emergency net   btu  < K7KY

K7KY de KE6SLS RG, I think I mentioned that last week.  Wishing the fldigi would give a ping or something on copy of YOURCALL  .. Early on, that bug would catch me off gaurd, but I also listen to audio, and always look after a long puase of activity to make sure I’m not being summoned    It’s a talent that has to be developed over time.  Always keeping one eyeball on the monitor screen

ke6sls k


texactly  I don’t mind there’s no CALLSIGN crutch for them   it’s better they learn focus and a bit of multi-tasking   for working emergency traffic look how well most of the long-time Ops do with all the Exercises    these are not really simple exercises, but they make them look easy  btu  < K7KY

de ke6sls     Who was the break?   Please try again. de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T03:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY DE W7EAZ
I copied everyone tonight 100% MFSK32.
No fills needed. got them all.
Did a silent FLAMP processing. Getting quicker on the details.
Thanks for letting me check in. Not ready for prime time yet.  HI HI

de W7EAZ k

W7EAZ  < K7KY FB Mark   you’ve come aboard at the perfect time   there was an important component of the Exercises missing until just this week. It’s improtant to maintain focus on NCS & net operations while working the exercises just like you would be doing on an emergency net or any other busy digital traffic net    thanks for working w/us   BK over to Jaye KE6SLS  < K7KY

FB Doug,  Did Mark want to send his Ex250 tonight?   I’m ready to cpy!  bk

W7EAZ  < K7KY Mark  u hv a file to FILL or CONFIRM ??  < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

No, I didn’t edit the file and replace the call.
SRI de W7EAZ k

RR  is there any more business for the Monitor’s Session?  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Who gets the signal eval picture?

de W7EAZ k

email the images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com ncs@orcadigitalnet.com  btu  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-03-30T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

QSL

de W7EAZ k

anything from anyone anywhere?  < K7KYThis concludes the Monitor’s Session of the ORCA DIGITAL NET
73 for now Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP   sk

k7ky de ke6sls   Okay tnx you guys.  I went as qrp as I can. n6zzo is trying to get his station down to 2w and My station will only go down to 5w

C U down the log.

ke6sls k

RR Jaye  good on Kai     I love QRP and hope it comes back into vogue with the band…   I like to work low power when I can  cu next
time Jaye 73   < K7KY

KE6SLS
KE6SLS  < K7KY Jaye  3w  hw cpy?  < K7KY

KE6SLS
KE6SLS  < K7KY Jaye  3w  hw cpy?  < K7KY

I just copy/pasted window! k

I hope u copied by radio & not sdr (-:  < K7KY

K7KY de KE6SLS I am on RF here.  I used the Rpi on sdr, but this is always on RF only.  BTW, KPH is back on the air, but it times out every 30m, so will, you gotta keep an eye on that.  but it has amazing antennas and the copy is nearly always 100% for all stations, including our AZ connections, I never hear him “well” and wish I could k
btu ke6sls k

was that 5w?   10over9 & 10db  < K7KY t

yup, 5w and you are still S9 here, with I think 20db ATT active right now. I always use ATT on low bands. k

me 2 with Mindy so close    tnx Jaye cu soon   time to catch a bite to eat   73  < K7KY

K7KY de KE6SLS yum yum!   GN om.   have a good evening.  QSY to the phone net!

73
Jaye ke6sls k

QST DE KW6M
MAG  STORM  ETA 3/31 03:00Z  G3  KP=7
https://www.solarham.net/

K7KY was +4db here @ 3w QRP (nice!)
73  DE KW6M

FB Steve tnx 4 the report   I didn’t see the meter 4 u    < K7KY

No prob.
Tnx es 73
DE KW6M

KW6M 73  < K7KY

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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

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