29/AUG/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/Aug/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 11
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR relay
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

A short, but sweet net tonight. We set up our field HF radio on the home antenna tonight for a brief net. My typing is still slow and error prone, but it went OK. My rt index finger has double duty and seems to forget it’s original 4 keys. I’ll sort it out eventually.

Fire advance toward Brookings continues to hold at the firelines in spite of warm and windy wx. The fire still advances on the W & E fronts. Containment is still 5%. Too soon to begin bringing our stuff back from Harbor. We’ve had a couple days of just holding and not packing. Very nice to catch a few nights of restful sleep. Thanks for your concern and support. We deeply appreciate our radio friends.

RX: W1EEP UT

No FLAMP exercise or Traffic round tonight. Only one radio working here and little time to prepare for the net. We hope to have our stations reassembled by next Tues, but that’s still uncertain. Thanks for checking in tonight and we hope to be working with you again by next net.

73 Doug K7KY

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DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene ur on the roster for a brief net tu < K7KY

EP GREAT TO SET YOU

W1EEP RR good to be back even if brief & slow… < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early check-ins for brief net < K7KY

K7KY K7KY

de KD7CL KD7CL

Craig

0210Z

Riverton, Or

Long wire <25 watts>

No traffic No traffic in & out

<73>Hope all is well will monitor

KD7CL < K7KY TU Craig short net tonight ur in&*out tu < K7KY

<K7KY> de N7SNDæc¶3 City, Utah checking in

N7SND < K7KY GE Larry tu for ck-in < K7KY

k7ky de ke6sls question for u.

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye go < K7KY

k7ky de ke6sls rr, tnx om. Sure glad to hear you.

Do you know qst qst qst

de ke6sls, NCS for tonight’s

Humbolt County Digital Emergency net.

My name is Jaye and I’m in Eureka! California.

ALL OPERATORS are welcomed and encouraged to check in.

NCS is running 50 watts tonight on a low, short inverted dipole.

QST QST HEA

Grrrrr, sorry Doug. buffer ooooppppss here.

agn, do you know w7gbb? The person was calling Ken earlier, each time, it would open a blank flmsg. I tried calling them a few times

with no reply. just wondering, do yo uknow what program they are using? tnx

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR w7gbb is Bob in WA calling Ken K7IFG Ken didn’t answer Bob may not have been hearing u they like to ise ARQ & I think that’s what it was < K7KY

hummm, okay, I must have found a new bug then. I have flmsg auto start with the flmsg header, but arq must open a blank form for

each call. I wish I had a ham

locally to test that with. very interesting. yeah, if he is in WA, then he prob didn’t hear me, but I tried with 80 watts! Oh well.

back to net and I am here!

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS Rr ur on the log I too autostart flmsg and it didn’t open either time you can work with KB6NN on digital BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early check-ins for brief net < K7KY

K7KY de WA7HHE GLAD U AND MINDY ARE SAFE DOUG GOOD TO CU ON THE WF

WA7HHE RR Brad good to cu too ur on the log for a short net tonight tu < K7KY

K7KY de N6IETri jPa fkotad you’re safe!!

QRU – QNX at 8PM PSE

de N6IET

N6IET < K7KY Tnx Rick out@2000l tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR relay

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early check-ins for brief net < K7KY

K7KY de KG7PBX :e=e, City Ut in & out just Listening Tonigip‹½RçPBX

KG7PBX < K7KY RR Linda good to cu in&out tonight.. tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early check-ins for brief net < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR relay

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 45w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

Tonight’s net will be brief. Our home & stations are still

packed. Only our field HF rig is operational. We’ll skip the

FLAMP exercise and Traffic round tonight. My typing is still

limited to one hand and three fingers.

Following ck-in, we’ll have a comment round. Hopefully, we’ll

be back to something like normal by next Tuesday. Thanks for

your patience and support.

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Check-ins come now… < K7KY

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:353 ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/Aug/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 9

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR relay

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ChetcoBarFire.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.3

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K7KY 20173008023307

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K7KY 20172908210135

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:mg:1044 We regret missing the ORCA nets and we’re happy to report our situation is improving. We’re the third ORCA station threatened

by fire this year. The Chetco Bar Fire is now 5% contained on the western front. The southern front, nearest to us, is uncontained, but

advance is much reduced. We’ve been on the edge of the evac’ zone all week. That zone moved back about a mile this morning,

allowing some families conditional return.

Hot windy wx has passed for now, returning later this week. Hopefully, firefighters will have progressed with containment by then and the

firelines will hold.

Still a threatening situation, but less immediate. We’ve ceased moving stuff to Harbor, but remain vigilent and continue to pack valuables

in the cargo trailer. Although we initially moved the most valuable and useful stuff, we’re still finding things we

want to save.

Thanks for your concern and support. We deeply appreciate our radio friends. We hope we’ll be able to reassemble our stations for the

next net. 73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

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

K6ETA K6ETA < K7KY GE Steve ur on the log tu BREAK any others? < K7KY

All ORCA I’ll resend the updated roster and we can begin a round of comments. Our limited station and my typing speed won’t

support much more tonight stand by…

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K7KY 20173008023735

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:381 ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/Aug/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 10

Stations:

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA out@2000p

KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR relay

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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We beginGrrrrr! we begin Comment round with Gene W1EEP < K7KY

Hope all is good in Brookings and you and Mindy are safe and sound. Your report looks good thanks

for being on the net tonight we were all concerned hope all goes well this week and your are at full speed next week and your finger is

doing great I think

W1EEP Tnx Gene things are looking much better here for us and our community tu BREAK next is Larry N7SND < K7KY

N7SND Larry any comments for the net tonight? < K7KY

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g!iap×ttjeÐnwell with youkFnhetn rDtnd MinfPdi 5[tdyz tcta vtottd u can get back intour home soon.

N7SND TU Larry I missed some due to QSB QRN but tnx for your thoughts and we are in our home now tnx agn BREAK

over to Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

fb Doug/Mindy. Still have to admit, it is VFERY VERY nice seeing you back

on the hf band. I am grateful for the 7.25 machine, but seein ya on HF just

makes me feel a weeee bit better all around.

I am also grateful you are HOME. Folks over in TX are in such a hell of a situation

and I know that it is going to be months. I am actually thinking of goving xxxx going down and seeing what I can do to offer assist for

those out of a home. I don’t know if I can, but I am thinking about all those folks out of a house…. I am one of those who builds

houses and will, we’ll see.

I heard a report of a young family, the mom was talking to reporters. She mentioned something so OBVIOUS to me. They left their

flooding home, and had cell phones in pockets. They had no idea how deap water was. Phones soaked, dead. They never thought

to put them in zip lock bags. something any ham doing feild work does automatically.

THIS IS REAL. She had no way to communicate with anyone. never occured to them. This is why we practice this type of thing

over and agan. so important.

Anyway, I taught you how to activate the APRS on your phone, so god forbid, if you have to muster out .. turn that on! I worry!

any, enough from me, so glad you are at home. grateful.

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye tnx for keeping up with us every day on 2m amazing how well the .25 machine works over

100mi! The flood in TX makes our problems seem small. the image of a group of old folks in a care home sitting in waist deep

water was very troubling Tnx agn for your support and the instructions abt ARPS ?? I forgot the acronym anyway tu BREAK

Over to Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

K7KY AND THE ORCA NET, DE WA7HHE, NOTHING MUCH HERE EXCEPT WANTED TO MENTION TO YOU DOUG THAT I’VE

WORKED WITH YOUR INCIDENT COMMANDER BOB HOUSEMAN ON SEVERAL WILDLAND FIRES AND YOUR IN GOOD HANDS.

WEEKEND BEFORE LAST OUR CLUB PARTICIPATED WITH THE WHAT WAS CALLED THE FIRE ROAD BIKE RACE AND HAD A

GREAT TIME ON THE MOUNTAIN.

DOUG TAKE CARE OF THOSE FINGERS AND A PLEASANT EVENING TO ALL TONIGHT. 73’S WA7HHE- BRAD.

WA7HHE RR Brad & TU I hope I get a chance to meet Bob and thank him for coming and bringing a remarkable force of

men/women & equipment to our fire… the firefighters are doing a great job… working arouind the clock here doing their best to defeat

the wx driven fire… tnx for your support BREAK Rick N6IET is still with us… < K7KY

N6IET

Keeping my fingers crossed that the fire gets contained sooner noan later.

etts vertical” Hustler mobile antenna leaning on my balcony.

It seems to work OK but is 1 to 2 S-units weaker than the AV-680 roo-fp vertical was

before I was forced by my landlord to take it down.

I’m running 35 watts right now.

I’m receiving NCS about 80%, and W1AW code practice is weaker than usual.

We’re having warm but not terribly hot weather here 6 miles from the coast.

The high today was 93. No marine layer or fog the last two mornings, so o”deep cycle marine battery has been gettin^a 5Od charge

from the balcony-

mounted solar panels in the mornings.

That’s it from me! 73 to all!

ORCA de N6IET SK

N6IET < K7KY Tnx Rick ur signal is ligther than usual, but printing abt 95% tnx for your thoughts and concern… cu next

time 73 BREAK Steve K6ETA is next up for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de K6ETA K6ETA kn

Doug and Mindy,

Please make sure to ask for help if it is ever needed. Sounds like a near miss so far, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed!

But if you ever need shelter, gear, communication relays, etc. please call on us! That goes for every ORCA!

Glad you are still in business, so to speak. I’m sure it’s been exhausting, and I’m sure your lungs are tired or smoke!

Anyway, here’s to a less eventful, hopefully even restful week! We had a fire west of us the day before yesterday in 100 degree weather.

Fingers crossed here too.

< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve thank you so much… we have been very grateful of all our Amateur friends its a great community/family BREAK

my rt index finger is doing double duty and gets mixed up about every 10sec Any further comments or questions for the net? <

K7KY

All ORCA Thanks again for your continued support. We’re doing much better and it look more promising each day. We hope to have

our stations reinstalled next week in time for ORCA we look forward to working with you then tnx for coming tonight 73 Doug

K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP sk

73 you guys. I was out fetching tigers. :)

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY GN Jaye… if you see Howard KB6NN u can tell him I added him to the roster as I spoke with him before net

and he hoped to return… btu < K7KY

k7ky de ke6sls

will do. I don’t know if the are getting ready for another play at this point or not. So much going on all the time! I’ll try to leave a note in his mail box on packet!

73, have a good evening. rest well!

de ke6sls k

FB Jaye ttus 73 < K7KY

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