29/DEC/15 Report

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29dec15, ORCA DIGITAL NET,Rotation:

KE6SLS
K7IFG
N6IET in&out
NX6DX
W7ZAP (35w, 120′ doublet @ 65′)
K7KY NCS (35w, 180′ doublet @ 80′)

Another small and easy net. The band was not bad for winter conditions and when signals began to fade, we dropped to MFSK-16. That worked well for the remainder
of the net. Following the net, Jaye KE6SLS and I completed the bulletin Ken K7IFG
sent before the net began. Rick N6IET checked in&out tonight. I try to remember to
call the monitoring stations for comments after we complete our traffic and comment
rounds. Sometimes, they’re still with us and have questions or comments.

Tonight we changed our FLAMP REPORT process. Usually, we make our REPORTs
in order w/o NCS prompt, but winter conditions sometimes drop stations and then we
get stuck waiting for a station that’s lost contact. For now, I’ll call each station for a
REPORT, just like regular traffic rotation. It won’t add much time and will eliminate waiting for missing stations.

Our nets are still small and that’s a good thing for experimenting with various modes
and having things move along briskly. If the nets should get to large for efficiency, we
can split the group with some moving down freq with one of our veteran Ops as NCS.

We are doing very well with FLAMP traffic. Most of our members have in installed.
We will really appreciate FLAMP if we have to pass large messages under poor band
Conditions. I would like to experiment with the RELAY mode when most Ops have it
configured and working.

Checking in late is no problem. Actually, it’s good for the net, at least for NCS. Late
check-ins keep me on my toes. When I’m busy, it’s easy to forget about stations trying
to get in. You don’t have to wait for a break if you know how to print your callsign on the waterfall as John NX6DX did this evening. He printed NX6DX around 0800 on the waterfall while another station was sending. I can see the video print while decoding another station. I try to leave pauses between x-missions, but I sometimes forget.
Check-in when you can and check-out when you leave so we don’t hunt around for you
during rotations.

——– Net Log ——–

12/29/2015 19:30 Pacific Standard Time
QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET*
Doug K7KY NCS Brookings,OR

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p here on/about 3.595usb.
Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Mode: MFSK-32 @ 1500.
Other modes and bands depending on conditions. Alternate
data freq: 7.122 USB.

The ORCA DIGITAL NET is dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling. The
net connects digital Amateur Operators with common interests in
training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors welcome.

This is a DIRECTED Net. FLMSG-TRAFFIC & KEYBOARD stations
check-in with your ‘CALLSIGN’ only.
Monitoring stations may check-in-&-out with: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’.

After check-in, please stand-by while NCS organizes the rotation list.

NCS transmits test image
NCS transmits Rotation list (keep it handy)
NCS transmits Announcements (comments/questions?)

NCS calls each station in order for traffic/keyboard **

Next, a round (or more) of fills, reception reports, comments, questions
(keyboard or BLANKFORM as you like)

Closing Announcement

* ORCA DIGITAL NET website: http://ferrycreek.com/wordpress/

* * LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID, AFC.
Enable: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’
Have FLAMP open. FLAMP traffic is followed with
a round of FLAMP REPORTs and one fill round. < K7KY ORCA DIGITAL NET Check-in: Send your CALLSIGN only or print it either side of 1500wf. If you're only monitoring: send your CALLSIGN IN&OUT. < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

de ke6sls qsl and good sig with qsb already!

So far I have: KE6SLS W7ZAP < K7KY any more check ins? come now... < K7KY And, Ken K7IFG... any more? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
n6iet in&out
And, Rick N6IET ge nick… good to see you… Oops! GE Rick! any more stations? < K7KY ORCA DIGITAL NET
Sending Pic:192×192;

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn RotationOrder.b2s]2.0.12
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20153012033723
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20150211222816

:mg:155 29dec15, ORCA DIGITAL NET,Rotation:

KE6SLS
K7IFG
N6IET in&out
W7ZAP (35w, 120′ doublet @ 65′)
K7KY NCS (35w, 180′ doublet @ 80′)

[WRAP:chksum 8E20][WRAP:end] … end
Late check in? < K7KY ORCA DIGITAL NET, Announcements, 29/Dec/15 NOTE - CHANGE - FLAMP REPORT ROUTINE: For FLAMP traffic, we interrupt the directed traffic round for a single round of FLAMP REPORTs. NCS will call for your REPORT. If you're not running FLAMP, answer 'NO FLAMP'. Originator resends missing blocks. Only one REPORT round. Then, we continue directed traffic rotation. Ops still missing blocks can fill after net. If you can't copy NCS or other stations, you can try changing modes. Please select the fastest mode that conditions will support. Olivia should be our last resort; it's very slow. When MFSK-32 is not working, try MFSK-16 next. It may be sufficient to maintain contact. Keep your rotation list handy. We occasionally have monitoring stations that check 'in & out'. They are not called during rotations. The ORCA DIGITAL NET website is unavailable while we transition to a new provider, but we're making progress and email is working. Checking in late? Send your CALLSIGN during a lull or print it nearby on the waterfall. Have to leave early? Check-out with NCS so we don't search for you during rotation. Comments or questions before traffic round? Come now. < K7KY Any questions about our FLAMP process? I'm going to call each station for flamp REPORTs... Sometimes the next station cannot hear and we get stuck waiting... We'll give prompting a try and see how it goes... Any questions? < K7KY OK we'll turn it over to Jaye KE6SLS for traffic or keyboard.... < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

fb Doug. good cp still, ur down to 53 now and qsb.
I have most of Ken’s traffic from earlier with a
report for him. ready for you report
also, SKN Straight Key Night for you CW fans is quickly
coming around the corner. Starts at 4pm PST on Ner year eve.
and runs througgh 2359UTC.
that’s all from Eureka Doug!
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS FB Jaye… and thanks for the SKN reminder… OK over to Ken K7IFG… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
QST DE K7IFG

{4E77}FLAMP 2.2.03
{4E77}20151230032700:K7IFG-154.s2s
{4E77}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{4E77}421 6 80
{4E77}COLD WEATHER DUE TO ARRIVE
{4E77}FLAMP 2.2.03
{4E77}20151230032700:K7IFG-154.s2s
{4E77}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{4E77}421 6 80
{4E77}COLD WEATHER DUE TO ARRIVE
{4E77:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFuXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4Bvvbgd1tIeoHSg+ptaFaSxuuJZW1QLyC
{4E77:2}2lXPuatg8WnN7lDUjWwRGeDgYLUWnyXaUOsCa1z6HIyDGNU2jVnEVxgTUBmZ3Y1QWRqSG8UUI4SYQ0Pl
{4E77:3}9kAXBckJ8mXz043MMP/E/8EpzyMLfIv9UBlOkCaD2JwNZTmDrhlITFMkRndeCdy+R+qxDfwEqF0i/HdF
{4E77:4}jOwIcENTdAdWyr7Vkc9qq1aFpPadKcTgS2xdFbjvVS8xdBDqLhK7qc/jCcCBCA/URj1XNfzRrZu0oQ56
{4E77:5}U2tTaA4GlTN5PwmsDGvzb5I6s3CH3JM2KM4QItZCzz0KJrS7rtLQl/g0FW77wDlG0wXiZFJWwB6xjUxl
{4E77:6}e46Ug22wAA=
[b64:end] {4E77:EOF}
{4E77:EOT}

QST DE K7IFG K

NX6DX GE John… please stand by while we finish the flamp REPORT round and I’l resend the rotation list… Mindy W7ZAP Send your FLAMP
REPORT now, please…

Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE W7ZAP
File : K7IFG-154.s2s
{4E77}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

KE6SLS Send your FLAMP REPORT now, please…

Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE ke6sls
File : K7IFG-154.s2s
{4E77}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Oops! i forgot my own report…
DE K7KY
File : K7IFG-154.s2s
{4E77}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K
K7IFG back to you Ken… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE K7IFG GOOD EVENING DOUG AND THE NET. SIGS ARE GREAT TONITE. i WAS TRYING OUT THE SEVERE WX FORM IN FLMSG ON THE
TRAFFIC I JUST SENT. THE FORM IS PRETTY USEFUL FOR BAD WX REPORTS. DE K7IFG K

DK7IFG FB Ken…. Here come the updated rotation list.
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn RotationOrder.b2s]2.0.12
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20153012035153
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20150211222816

:mg:161 29dec15, ORCA DIGITAL NET,Rotation:

KE6SLS
K7IFG
N6IET in&out
NX6DX
W7ZAP (35w, 120′ doublet @ 65′)
K7KY NCS (35w, 180′ doublet @ 80′)

[WRAP:chksum 2762][WRAP:end] … end

NX6DX John… Thanks for waiting a moment… Are you running FLAMP? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

de nx6dx tnx doug for letting me in.. No I am not running FLAMP nor any others. I am still a bit green to the digi stuff and have quite a bit to learn yet.
But as time moves on I will continue to grow. Tnx to some great elmers. BTU de nx6dx

atnoNX6DX FB John…. Ur doing very well. We’re all learning on this net. Good for us that we have lots of experts and Ops who really enjoy digital
and sharing their knowledge You have some great digital Ops in your neighbothood. You are always welcome to keyboard with us or send messages
in flmsg and also flamp. BREAK Over to Mindy W7ZAP for traffic or kbd… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 29dec2015.213]2.0.12
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20153012035623
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20153012014524

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET
:p1:22 35w 120′ doublet @ 65′
:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP
:p2:13 Brookings, OR
:d1:10 2015-12-29
:t1:5 2253Z
:sb:47 Upcoming Digital Contests (Jan 1 – Jan 3, 2016)
:mg:792
NCCC RTTY Sprint: 0145Z-0215Z, Jan 1
Mode: RTTY
Bands: See rules
Rules: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html

NCCC Sprint: 0230Z-0300Z, Jan 1
Mode: See rules
Bands: See rules
Rules: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html

SARTG New Year RTTY Contest: 0800Z-1100Z, Jan 1
Mode: RTTY
Bands: 80, 40m
Rules: http://www.sartg.com/contest/nyrules.htm

QRP ARCI New Years Sprint: 1500Z-1800Z, Jan 1
Mode: CW
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Rules: http://www.qrparci.org/contests/qrp-arci-contests/166-new-years-sprint

PODXS 070 Club PSKFest: 0000Z-2400Z, Jan 2
Mode: PSK31
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Rules: http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/pskfest

Original QRP Contest: 1500Z, Jan 2 to 1500Z, Jan 3
Mode: CW
Bands: 80, 40, 20m
Rules: http://www.qrpcc.de/contestrules/oqrpr.html

[WRAP:chksum 5058][WRAP:end] … end

Any late check-ins? come now… < K7KY ALL ORCA I have an old message that's good for practice... ... start [WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn BrownDog.213]2.0.12
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20153012035935
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20153012032743

:to:32 ORCA DIGITAL NET (practice msg)
:fm:17 Shelter Czar K7KY
:p2:23 35w, 180′ doublet @ 80′
:d1:10 2015-12-29
:t1:5 1948L
:sb:41 Reply: OK for small brown dog in shelter?
:s1:9 Doug K7KY
:mg:239 Sorry. The small brown dog cannot enter the shelter. No animals, domestic, wild, or livestock, regardless of size, are permitted inside the
shelter. They must remain outside the building. Owners are responsible for their care and cleanup.
[WRAP:chksum 8DD0][WRAP:end] … end

OK Back to the top for comments, reception reports, etc… KE6SLS over to you, Jaye… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:01Z MFSK-16 @ 1493>>
NoeÂRf3

gotta knock down to 16 now Doug. ur down to my noise floor. rcv ur msg about little brown
dog and that is mean! Who puts a little dog outside of a shelter. I mean REALLY? :)
de ke6sls k

tVoyKE6SLS Jaye… I”m just practicing being mean. I’m not really mean… BREAK K7IFG up to you, Ken… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:03Z MFSK-16 @ 1493>>

DE K7IFG OUT OF BREATH HAD TO GO DOWN STAIRS AND STOKE THE FIRE. BY THE WAY FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW IT THERE IS A NEW
VERSION OUT FOR FLMSG 2.0.13 ON SOURCEFORGE.COM DE K7IFG K

K7IFG Tnx Ken… I’ve been living with woodheat most of my life… We don’t have to go far to tend the woodheater. It’s in the middle of the house…
Thanks for the tip on flmsg… BREAK NX6DX OK JOHn over to you < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:06Z MFSK-16 @ 1504>>

All de nx6dx. All signls hr are at S9 – +5. Gr8. I DO think it a bit mean to put the little brown dog outside the shelter. I’m with Jaye on that. On the heat
thing…….. I have porpane and call on Dec 7 at about 45 percent and this morning it was at just above zero. MbSbê cahttV phe ›oCft¼ankkl!tgxrntd
tl i l&Ab¹7 etweÎK eñ Fo get through the cold months. That’s it for now. All have a great New Year. de nX6Dx………

NX6DX Well I guess the jury is in on the little dog… He never got inside. I had about the same reaction when I used this message last year. Looks like
time to scrap that one… I like dogs too… BREAK W7ZAP OK Mindy over to you… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:10Z MFSK-16 @ 1496>>

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KE6SLS 100% KBD copy S5 (s/n 10dB)
K7IFG 100% FLAMP + KBD S8 (s/n 12dB)
N6IET 100% KBD copy (sorry I wasn’t focused to give signal report – will be ready next time!)
NX6DX 100% KBD copy S7 (s/n 10dB)
K7KY 100% FLMSG(2) + image

Tnx Ken for the severe WX report. Has been pretty cold here, but enjoying the sunny days. So far, no freezing (knock on wood!).

Solid copy on Jaye (both MFSK32 + MFSK16)

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Poor little brown dog…

73,
Mindy W7ZAP SK

N6IET Rick… If you’re still around, you can jump in with comments if you like… < K7KY
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn RotationOrder.b2s]2.0.12
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20153012041341
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20150211222816

:mg:200 29dec15, ORCA DIGITAL NET,Rotation:

KE6SLS 100%
K7IFG 100% and Confirmed flamp
N6IET in&out
NX6DX 100% S-8
W7ZAP 100% (35w, 120′ doublet @ 65′)
K7KY NCS (35w, 180′ doublet @ 80′)

[WRAP:chksum A81D][WRAP:end] … end

ALL ORCA OK, any more comments, traffic, questions for the net before we close? < K7KY AE7KD Oops1 NCS mistake... Thanks for coming tonight and every night. I hope you all have a great and safe New Years celebration and a great next year. And, I hope the band improves before summer... GE & 73 This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET for:12/29/2015 20:17 Pacific Standard Time Thank's for participating in the net tonight. We appreciate your time and input. Hope to see you again next week. 73 < Doug K7KY NCS Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:18Z MFSK-16 @ 1499>>

happy New Year to all!
tu Doug and Mindy. c u next week!
and good reports all around
de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:19Z MFSK-16 @ 1499>>

KE6SLS DE K7IFG JAYE WHAT FILL DO YOU NEED FROM MY BEFORE NET BROADCASTS? K
Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:20Z MFSK-16 @ 1504>
K7IFG de ke6sls
I’ll send my report in mfsk32 since you are so loud:

DE ke6sls
File : Unassigned
{1508}PREAMBLE
DE ke6sls K
Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

QST DE K7IFG

{1508}FLAMP 2.2.03
{1508}20151226181802:wb8bzh-diginet-12262015.p2s
{1508}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{1508}1225 16 80
{1508}Satern Digi Net Training Message
{1508}FLAMP 2.2.03
{1508}20151226181802:wb8bzh-diginet-12262015.p2s
{1508}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg
{1508}1225 16 80
{1508}Satern Digi Net Training Message

QST DE K7IFG K

Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
RYtneo PRtwtn

DE ke6sls
File : wb8bzh-diginet-12262015.p2s
{1508}1 2 3
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
f Èt âª
QST DE K7IFG

{1508:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAYFXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BuB5V9sdj/MhYGc1DJ+/sXEE9Qv8ieS2
{1508:2}ZAY17ifn8G0uPku+3e6OV3syTplc2CX8CexcHn+cc2IFdHeukxl/7DlV+P4NMHmGDu8xirUlliwkkgA5
{1508:3}ThkjkFkwzbmUXIk5atpspga/gYJ2D4vFAY2N3oNFqViLkjKklmP6qSX9/6wRjtCW1DNsreIar2eRcwD4
{1508:EOF}
{1508:EOT}

QST DE K7IFG K

Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
DE ke6sls
File : wb8bzh-diginet-12262015.p2s
{1508}1
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>

QST DE K7IFG

{1508:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAYFXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4BuB5V9sdj/MhYGc1DJ+/sXEE9Qv8ieS2
{1508:EOF}
{1508:EOT}

QST DE K7IFG K

Before RSID: <<2015-12-30T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE ke6sls
File : wb8bzh-diginet-12262015.p2s
{1508}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

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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.

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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
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1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
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Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
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9400 kHz
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Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
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7730 kHz
5850 kHz
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