29/NOV/16 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/nov/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
N1SC Jeff Lehi,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA
W6ZKH John Visalia,CA monitor
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA monitor (Relayed by N6IET)
AE7XB Mike Port Orchard,WA monitor
N0LKC Clifford Wallace,ID (portable NM)
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Well, tonight was one to remember. Really tough band condx. We had to abandon MFSK-32 & 16 and we completed most of the net in THOR-22. All but two stations copied well in THOR-22. We couldn’t connect Erik KK6RKY & Christine AE7OK. Soon after closing, Clifford N0LKC checked in from a campground in NM with 10w! The band was certainly long. We also welcomed two Ops new to ORCA, John W6ZKH in Visalia,CA and Mike AE7XB in Port Orchard,WA.

We dropped our usual net outline to experiment with THOR-22. I needed to know that the bulk of the net could copy the mode, so we went around the group for copy reports. I also tried to connect Erik with Olivia 8/500, but no joy. I usually hear Erik very well, but not so for the last few weeks. Skipping our weekly FLAMP session, Announcements, and the Traffic round, we had a round of Comments before closing.

Rick N6IET was a big help with relays tonight. We’ll be making much more use of relays this winter it appears. During our weekly training nets, we won’t try to work practice traffic with every station on relay, but we will certainly do this with formal traffic. And, we’ll relay traffic off the net frequency so’s not to interrupt net business. We usually have too many Ops to pass practice traffic via relay and complete the net in an hour or so.

When the band is long like tonight, we’ll depend on our more distant Ops in UT & ID to relay the nearby stations. It’s a good thing we’ve outgrown our early coverage of 200 – 300mi. Speaking of our distant members, you might enjoy visiting the North America Idaho ERC HF Digital Net. They meet every Wednesday @ 1800p 3.581 (same freq as ORCA), W7RUG Bliss NCS & Dave N7DV NCS/alt.

They usually have interesting exercises in FLMSG & FLAMP. Working with different digital nets is a good way to practice and increase our digital skills. I enjoy working with other net; it helps me relate to the idle time you experience. NCS is busy, but there’s lots of blank time for the participants. I try to keep this in mind during our nets.

Thanks for your patience and focus while we sorted out the best mode for condx. I’d like to see more mode experimenting. For your traffic, feel free to choose a mode you think will work. We should do more with THOR-22 and give THOR 50×1 a try too.

Canceling the Traffic round interrupted returning exercise #5 to NCS. You can do this next week if you like. All our exercises are optional. You can always send you own practice/formal traffic, an image, or just QRU, as you like.

My print of our image sent by Gene W1EEP (Tnx) in UT (Left) and Gene’s print of the image sent during net.  I seldom see our image sent from the field.  Gene’s image is a bit larger; he may have taken it from the website.

w1eep29nov16sent w1eep29nov16
TX: W1EEP/UT   RX: K7KY/OR
TX:K7KY/OR  RX: W1EEP/UT

Thanks for participating and supporting ORCA DIGITAL NET.  I hope to see you all again next Tuesday.   73 Doug K7KY

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AF7OK KB6HOH W1EEP K7DV < K7KY I’m going to try MFSK-16 to see if it works for all so far… < K7KY

ALL ORCA how copy mfsk 16? 35w SW/OR temp 47 (-: < K7KY

DE WA7HHE GOOD PRINT AND S/N

k7ky solid here good print

K7DV < K7KY Dave did you cpy me in MFSK16? < K7KY

W6ZKH good print here in Central Calif…

K7KY DE K7DV so you barly copy me k7dv or the other station in california

W6ZKH < K7KY GE are you checking in to the ORCA DIGITAL NET? pse send name & qth tu < K7KY

good evening to all… just happen to run across you fellows…. been on 40 and never thought to look donw here and glad I did nice sigs from all..

Name: John John

QTH: Visalia CA Visalia CA

Grid: DM06ih DM06ih

btu de W6ZKH k

W6ZKH < K7KY RR John I’m going to check you in as a monitoring station tonight… see our website for more info about how the net runs http://orcadigitalnet.com ur on the log… break OK soon to start the net and I’m switching to Olivia 8/500 < K7KY

ALL ORCA please stand by a moment… < K7KY

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Early ORCA Check-Ins:

N1SC Jeff Lehi,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

W7ZKH John Visalia,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,ORW

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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K7KY de W7GBB

Bob, Renton, WA

QRU

W7GBB TU Bob ur on the log… are there any more?

K7KY < K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Tu Steve ur on the log other station agn pse. < K7KY

K7KY < WB6SDR

WB6SDR RR Ralph tu < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de N6IET N6IET N6IET kn

N6IET RR Rick tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

N1SC Jeff Lehi,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W7ZKH John Visalia,CA monitor

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,ORW

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

< K7KY

MFSK-32 <NCS

11/29/2016 19:44 PST

WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

Doug K7KY/NCS, SW/OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

W1HKJ Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

The net connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors always welcome.

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Test image for signal evaluation

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise by W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) Send ‘QRU’. Check before using FLAMP.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG Form as you like)

NOTE: LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID

ENABLE: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

FLAMP does not sense FLAMP traffic. Set FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Regular FLAMP practice traffic is followed with one round of FLAMP

REPORTS and one FILL.

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’ < K7KY

ALL ORCA No copy on last station now in MFSK-16 any net stations not copying MFSK-32 please come now pse use pre-tone to avoid doubles.. tu < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Lotta QSB Rough copy… suggest changing to

THOR22

btu K7KY < K6ETA

K6ETA TU Steve we can try THOR 22 so far, everyone has copied MFSK-16, I think… We’ll keep the ThOR on hold a moment and look for the calling station can anyone relay the calling station? < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

Calling station was kk6rky erik

N6IET TU Rick Please tell Erik he’s logged in as monitor tu < K7KY

KK6RKY DE N6IET

i RELAYED YOUR CHECK-IN. yOU ARE ON THE LOG. ERIK

>N6IET

N6IET TU Rick BREAK We can try THOR 22 quickly and see how it goes… after changing I’ll go around the net quickly to see if we all cpy < K7KY

ALL ORCA Mode now THOR 22 we’ll check with all stations to see we’re all still here… tonight we may have to change our routine and work with modes… < K7KY

N1SC < K7KY Jeff how cpy this mode? < K7KY

K7KY K7KY K7KY I copy very well. It is going throuoh hhjuflly.

How do you copy?

BTU K7KY de N1SC kn

N1SC < K7KY OK but not 100% BREAK WA7HHE Brad hw cpy? < K7KY

RR DE WA7HHE

W1EEP Gene hw cpy? < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP YOU ARE ABOUT A 12 SN

cabDanFruuncyAF7OK Christine hw cpy? < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK No copy here on THOR22

AF7OK OK Christine… we’re testing while we run the net (-: BREAK K7DV Dave how? < K7KY

K7Ky de K7DV,I copy very well so far de K7dv

W7GBB Bob hw cpy? < K7KY

DE W7GBB

I don’t hear a signal from Eric so it Thor 22 makes no difference but where there is a signal the throughput is better and copy is fine

de W7GBB

W7GBB FB tnx Bob BREAK K6ETA Steve how cpy? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

MFSK16 was fading and I lost you twice. dip to -18 s/n tonight. THOR22 is solid and faster. Even copied N1SC and couldn’t on MFSK16btu K7KY < K6ETA

NCS de AE7XB AE7XB Mike, Port Orchard, WA kk

AE7XB < K7KY GE MIke tu for the check in we’re testing a new mode for us, anyway… ur on the log tu BREAKWB6SDR Ralph hw cpy? < K7KY

B(ILL HERE ON THOR 22 i COPY THIS MODE OK AS WELL AS MFSK-32 K7KY < WB6SDR

N6IET Rick hw cpy? < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

100% copy on you at 0 to 10 dB

Good copy on everybody else.

btu Doug K7KY de N6IET k

W7ZKH John how cpy? < K7KY

N7KY de W6ZKH Q5 copy here, better than MFSK bk

AE7XB < K7KY Hw cpy? < K7KY

KK6RKY Erik do you copy THOR 22? < K7KY

KK6RKY No cpy on Erik BREAK N6IET Rick pse tell Erik no cpy here either.. tu < K7KY

K7KY de N6IET

Erik, Doug says he couldn’t copy you.

However, I copied you about 50%

You said “Poor copy”

btu Doug K7KY de N6IET k

N6IET Rick tu BREAK AF7OK Christine W7ZAP will call you see hw u cpy her < K7KY

AF7OK < W7ZAP

Christine how cpy my sig? < W7ZAP

K7KY < W7ZAP

No copy or no reply from AF7OK

BTU < W7ZAP

ALL ORCA pse stand by a moment < K7KY

AF7OK Christine cpy now in MFSK-16? < K7KY

AF7OK Christine cpy now in MFSK-16? < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK Partial copy k

NCS de AE7XB 100% copy via all op-modes, sorry about not anwering earlier, was away from keyboard kk

AE7XB < K7KY TU Mike we’re going back to THOR 22 BREAK Christine u are the only station not cpying me on THOR 22 do you copy any other stations? pse say the strongest tu < K7KY

K7KY de AF7OK We live too close, I guess. k

AF7OK Let’s hope it too close for weird condx like now… Do you cpy any other station on the net tonight well? < K7KY

ALL ORCA Tnx for you patience tonight… besides the poor band condx, I’ve just updated my fldigi and the feature that let’s me dock 4 rows of macros at the bottom of the screen no longer works, so my 4 rows are stuck at the top and I’m lost for a few moments every few moments… I’m going to drop the traffic round for tonight we’ve spend our time wisely, I think, trying a few new modes to over come the band… next comes the logo and then the rotation list we’ll move along to comments soon… tu < K7KY

Signal Evaluation Image < K7KYiuxnL n tto\­i0tdQ1ap­seq Kxno Wl7Fu

Signal Evaluation Image

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY2

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:mg:476 ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/nov/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14

Stations:

N1SC Jeff Lehi,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W7ZKH John Visalia,CA monitor

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA monitor

AE7XB Mike Port Orchard,WA monitor

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,ORW

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ALL ORCA We’ll also skip the weekly FLAMP practice session tonight…. and move directly to the comment round beginning with N1SC

Jeff in Lehi,UT over to Jeff… < K7KY

N1SC hw cpy Jeff? < K7KY

WA7HHE OK Brad up to you for comments.

I hope you hear us… < K7KY

K7KY AND THE NET de WA7HHE, very good Image reception, finding short skip difficult with some stations at this QTH. Band has however improved as the net has progressed. Currently 20 deg’s here, wish all a warm evening.

73’s WA7HHE Brad in Cedar City, Utah

WA7HHE Tnx Brad it may not have improved in Lehi,UT we didn’t hear from N1SC Jeff this time BREAK W1EEP Gene I’ve lost your macro over to you for comments < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP BAND A LITTLE OFF TONIGHT I HAD TROUBLE TALKIN TO BRAD JUST OVER THE HILL BUT WE ARE ALL GOOD NOW THANKS FOR THE TIME AND EFFORT 73’S TO ALL ON THE NET

W1EEP Tnx Gene… BREAK AF7OK Christine maybe the band has improved enough for you to comment ??? < K7KY

K7DV Dave up to you in ID for comments… < K7KY

k7ky and the net I copy most of you pretty well even when the band goes almost silent… I think Global warming enthusiest think global warming causes the bands to go bad but its the other way around ur all doing well and coming in well here running power so I hope it isnt causing multipath back to net de K7dv

K7DV TU Dave no problem with ur signal S0

ORCA Announcements 29/nov/16

K7DV Oops! sorry, Dave I have a secret key on my kbd that somehow calls macros on it’s own… ur signal is good here. BREAK W7GBB Bob ur up for comments… < K7KY

K6ETA Steve ur turn for comments and tu for the THOR suggestion it worked for all but two stations… < K7KY

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:mg:789 N1SC Jeff No copy

WA7HHE Brad -5 s/n, later -3 100% on THOR22

W1EEP Gene -4 s/n 100% on THOR22

AF7OK Christine -2 s/n Copied only on MFSK16 70%, later 100%

K7DV Dave -12 s/n 80% copy on THOR22, nothing on MFSK16

W7ZKH John +2 s/n 100% on THOR22

W7ZAP Mindy +2 to -5 s/n 100% on THOR22

K7KY Doug +6 to -16 s/n QSB, lost twice, later +17 s/n

WB6SDR Ralph -8 s/n 100% on THOR22

N6IET Richard +14 top +5 s/n 100% on all modes

KK6RKY Erik No copy

AE7XB Mike +2 s/n ÃiûóHOR22

PERFECT IMAGE as condx improved greatly later in the net!

Doug, as always – thanks for your wise and friendly NCS manners. Thanks also for testing THOR22 as we have always found it to shine in

similar condx.

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K6ETA nice report steve…. good to hv so much info about reception… and, tu for the flowers we have a good time with the net, even on nights like this BREAKWB6SDR OK Ralph, ur up for comments… < K7KY

ORCA image looked good. I have copied NCS in each mode this evening with some QSB. I have the FLAMP Optional file manipulation exercise ready to go but I think I will hold off due to poor conditioins…

As directed. 73’s to all net checkins WB6SDR K7KY < WB6SDR

WB6SDR Tnx Ralph we can do the traffic next week, condx permitting I’m hoping this is not a sign of what winter will be like… BREAK

N6IET Rick ur turn for comments < K7KY

ORCA de N6IET Rick in Los Angeles running 35 watts.

We have no NVIS here this evening. Christine was right, I think.

Too close means no copy.

Here are THOR22 signal reports:

Doug K7KY 0 to 10dB and 100%

Jeff N1SC -15 dB and 30%

Brad WA7HHE 0 dB 100%

Gene W1EEP 2 dB 100%

Christine AF7OK 2 dB 100%

Dave K7DV -9 dB 90%

Bob W7GBB -3 dB 100%

Steve K6ETA -2 dB 100%

Ralph WB6SDR 6 dB 100%

John W7ZKH -5 dB 90%

Erik KK6RKY -11 dB 50%

Mike AE7XB (missed s/n) 100%

Mindy W7ZAP -6 dB 90%

I like THOR22!

Thanks for doing the test, Doug!

73 to all and to all a good night.

Rick N6IET

N6IET Tnx Rick nice report the reports are becoming much more useful these days…. BREAK I skipped AF7OK Christine u cpy us

Christine? < K7KY

de n6iet shall I relay to Christine?

#N6IET Good Idea Rick u hv the net… < K7KY

AF7OK de N6IET

Christine, you’re apparently not copying the NCS. You are up for comments if

you’re still with us.

de n6iet

Nothing heard, Doug.\

de N6IET

#N6IET Tu Rick BREAK W7ZKH John ur turn for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de W6ZKH [I am a 6 not a 7, hi] Image was very good and most signals are very good, only one I dont hear is Christine. Located in Visalia, Ca 40 miles south of Fresno. Rig Icom 7200 @ 50w, G5RV and FLDigi… will be looking here now on Tuesday nights. Havent been on 80 meters digital since the 70-80’s when running Autostart RTTY on 3612.5… 73 to all….

de W6ZKH sk

I hear few, tell eÅ*cn1ent de W7GBB K

W7GBB Bob sorry to skip you in rotation I’m a little off my game tonight… go ahead with your comments and I’ll sort out my list < K7KY

de W7GBB

Band has died to most areas.

I highly recommend Thor22. It is faster and more robust. It works with weaker signals and evecY txeM we have tonight. There still needs to be a sigWtti. nal though!

Thor22 tonight

W7GBB Tnx Bob RR on THOR 22 worked well for us tonight tnx for your participation and comments BREAK W6ZKH John thanks for joining us tonight and please return and work with us on digital traffic handling when ever you can… check the website for details of the net… cu next time… BREAK KK6RKY Erik maybe the band has picked up for us comment time… < K7KY

AE6XB Mike over to you for any comments you may have < K7KY

W7ZAP OK MIndy looks like the comment time is down to you…. < K7KY

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W7ZAP copied the following stations:

N1SC 100% KBD copy (S9) s/n=14dB

WA7HHE 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=7dB

W1EEP 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=7dB

AF7OK 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=5dB

K7DV 100% KBD copy (S9) s/n=8dB

W7GBB 100% KBD copy (S9 +10) s/n=10dB

K6ETA 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=6dB

WB6SDR 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=5dB

N6IET 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=7dB

W6ZKH 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=8dB

KK6RKY 0% KBD copy – only see tune sig on WF :-(

AE7XB 100% KBD copy (S9) s/n=7dB

K7KY 100% KBD, FLMSG, image copy

Welcome to W6ZKH John and AE7XB Mike. Band condx not as bad for me tonight as in previous weeks. Only station I couln’t copy tonight was KK6RKY Erik. Enjoyed the mode tests with the net and copied all others well in each mode. Enjoyed seeing all on the WF tonight.

Noticing some band fading towards end of net.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP sk

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W7ZAP Tnx Mindy nice report AE7XB Mike Tnx Mike I got lost in mode change there… Mindy accidently changed to MFSK32 Thanks for working with us tonight and please come when ever

you can… BREAK

Thanks to everyone for their patience tonight and focus… we didn’t do much of our regular routine, but i think we spent the time well and made good use of terrible band condx I hope condx will pick up or at least not dereriorate (sp) this winter. Are there any more comments be for we close ??? pse use pre-tone to avoid doubles… tu < K7KY

de N6IET

I would love to see Mindy’s report in Thor22, to compare % copy with MFSK32.

Maybe after the net?

de N6IET

N6IET No problem, Rick after we close is a good idea too… anyone else? < K7KY

ALL ORCA Last quick comment from NCS I run 4 rows of macros at the bottom of fldigi usually, but now they’re all at the top of the screen… you wouldn’t think it would make much difference, but my fingers have remembered where most of you keep your macro button and now there’s a few micro seconds of dithering before I can send your call OK end of disclaimer… end of net too…

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 11/29/2016 21:02 PST

Thanks for committing your time and

attention to working with us tonight.

We hope to see you again next week.

GN < Doug K7KY NCS

W7ZAP de N6IET

So mindy, can you resend that report using Thor22?

N6IET < W7ZAP

You bet Rick. I have fldigi set to follow whatever mode flmsg is in and didn’t notice I had the wrong mode… good to pay attention to in the future!

OK here it comes…

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W7ZAP copied the following stations:

N1SC 100% KBD copy (S9) s/n=14dB

WA7HHE 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=7dB

W1EEP 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=7dB

AF7OK 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=5dB

K7DV 100% KBD copy (S9) s/n=8dB

W7GBB 100% KBD copy (S9 +10) s/n=10dB

K6ETA 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=6dB

WB6SDR 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=5dB

N6IET 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=7dB

W6ZKH 100% KBD copy (S8) s/n=8dB

KK6RKY 0% KBD copy – only see tune sig on WF :-(

AE7XB 100% KBD copy (S9) s/n=7dB

K7KY 100% KBD, FLMSG, image copy

Welcome to W6ZKH John and AE7XB Mike. Band condx not as bad for me tonight as in previous weeks. Only station I couln’t copy tonight was KK6RKY Erik. Enjoyed the mode tests with the net and copied all others well in each mode. Enjoyed seeing all on the WF tonight.

Noticing some band fading towards end of net.

73,

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W7ZAP de N6IET

Thanks, Mindy.

Well your signal varied quite a W7ZAP de N6IET i

Your signal varied quite a bit (Hate that Navigation button!),

as it did the first time. -10 dB to 0 dB averaging about -5 d

W7ZAP de N6IET

W7ZAP de N6IET

Did it again.

Anyway, I didn’t see much difference in error rate between the two modes at similar

signal levels. I was expecting Thor22 to be much better.

Not a scientific experiment with all the QSB and changing band conditions,

of course.

Thanks again!

W7ZAP de N6IET

N6IET < W7ZAP

Not sure what happened there!!

Thanks for the info Rick. I would have thought THOR22 would have been better but always good to know how they REALLY work. Doug wants to send you a file so you can compare my sig to his.

Thanks for all your ralaying tonight, sure makes the net better!

OK I’ll hand this over to Doug. GE Rick and see you next time.

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:mg:475 ORCA DIGITAL NET 29/nov/16 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14

Stations:

N1SC Jeff Lehi,UT

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

AF7OK Christine Tiller,OR

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA

W6ZKH John Visalia,CA monitor

KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA monitor

AE7XB Mike Port Orchard,WA monitor

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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Well, Doug, that was pretty much 100%. But your signal is about 6 dB better than Mindy’s here. Has been for the past half dozen sessions or so. I had thought something happened to Mondy’s antenna, but i guess it’s just the difference in orientation. But she used to be equal in signal strength to you.

Anyway, you were varying between -5 and +3 dB, and she was varying between -8 and -2 dB most of the time.

But when her (or anybody’s) signal drops to about -10 dB, copy percentage goes way down both

with MFSK32 and THOR22. So I am not seeing the advantage of Thor22.

BTU

K7Ky de N6IET

N6IET Rick…. I agree about THOR we tried it some time ago and actually liked it but found MFSK-32 much better at the time. I’ll have to do more with it now, comparing it to known modes it did a good job tonight when some were not doing well with 32. Mindy & I appreciate your interest and depth in propagation and signals… our signal reports have been improving very nicely and are becoming much more useful to the net OPs thanks for taking time for experimenting lll btu < K7KY

k7ky de n6iet

Well, I really hate this navigation button in the middle of my keyboard. I’m going to disable it as soon as i can figure out how. When I accidentally tap it, my cursor goes to some unknown place and sometimes I find new text already in the Tx buffer that I have no idea where it came from.

Anyway, I was going to say that my distance from most stations was probably an advantage to me, this evening because of the long skip conditions on 80m.

I’m going to send you an article that Kat K6HTN wrote in this month’s NTS Report about propagaion and NVIS, etc.

Anyway, I probably should let my poor IC-761 rest.

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N6IET < K7KY FB Rick tnx for sticking around a few I can follow up with some other things by email anytime… tnx for working with us and I hpe u have a great evening cu next time… 73 Doug K7KY sk

AE7XB

de N6IET

Mike, Your signal was averaging -9 dB s/n, and I was getting about 80% of that.

I almost stepped on you, as I had already pressed my T/R button after hearing your carrier. Thanks for repeating Mindy’s report.

de N6IET

CUL, Erik

And Doug and Mindy, I look forward to our further communications via email as well as on next week’s ORCA. Correction, my club is having a holiday party next Tuesday, so it will be two weeks before i can QNI again.

73 to all.

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N6IET Tu Rick are you cpying KK6RKY Erik? and I didn’t cpy any of AE7XB cu < K7KY

I probably made a mistake. I was thinking that the relay of Mindy’s message was being sent by

Mike, AE7XB. Then I probably had a brain fart and started thinking it was Erik. I h“e his name and call

right above Mike’s on my log. Sorry for the confusion.

I was copying Erik earlier but only about 50% print.

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N6IET RR tu gn 73 < K7KY

AE7XB < K7KY hw cpy, Mike? < K7KY

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N0LKC Clifford… GE pse stand by a moment BREAK AE7XB Mike I’m not cpying you well still maybe better next week cu then BREAK GE Clifford hw cpy? < K7KY

N0LKC < K7KY GE Clifford… I”m surprised you can work from a campground with tonight’s condx hw cpy? < K7KY

|k7Cy de n0lkc i am#xorryogGdid not mean to step on anyone, is it ok to talk noc(5Q

K/KY de AE7X6 I co}# yo{ juQt fine. Ilboosted my A{w`=?Krom10 t /0 watts kk

AE7XB Mike I’m not copying you enough to know what ur sending… sorry let’s hpe for

better condx next week. Your doing very well with 30w though… cu next week 73 BREAK N0LKC Clifford are you using 10w again? < K7KY

k7ky de n0lkc r r r r r. i have you fine doug. i am sorry i chang#0\o<es.XUhor doL/@seem like it may be better. yes 10 watts 10 watts

hereZxi am iv#new *exp#! now. i sent y_u@some emails, i will fz?lo up with whacSmLUh?jed at endN. i copy y,ufine. late Ji you cannot

copo #klKdoug and tnx\@romOclifford k7kde n0lkc kn

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10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

10/OCT/19 CA Grid Down Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET -California Grid Down Event 10/Oct/19Check-ins: 9 Stations: KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR W7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA K7KY Doug Brookings,OR [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


International SATERN Digital Net transmits digital text, images, and FLAMP files via remote HF station. NCS and Net Manager is Ken Standard AD5XJ.

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.066 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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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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