30/JAN/18 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/Jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA in&out
KM6LIQ Carl Eureka,CA in&out
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

We can’t really say the band was awful, but it did have some major dips. Prior to the net, I had an 80m QSO with Jaye KE6SLS in Eureka,CA @ 5w each, 100mi. By check-in time, he was uncopyable @ 40w. Later in the net, Jaye was back and printing well. Tom KF7RSF checked in&out from Bandon,OR with a solid signal tonight. Other Bandon stations have had difficulty checking in. We still have very little short skip, but it does come and go. Distant stations are all doing well.

The FLAMP exercise went well again tonight. Thank you to Steve K6ETA for relaying blocks 5,6 to Gene W1EEP. Although Gene is in UT and usually has good path to NCS, QRN & QSB can easily scramble a block or two. It’s interesting to note how well this exercise goes. Currently, most of our regular Ops have been with us for awhile and have this exercise wired. Sometimes it does go a bit astray when new Ops enter the net, but they’re usually up to speed quickly.  The pace is brisk and you need to be familiar with FLAMP’s REPORT, FETCH, & RELAY features; they’re essential for efficient traffic handling.

ORCA welcomes Joe W7LUX in Flagstaff,AZ. He had a strong clean signal here tonight. Rick N6IET was back with a good signal from his balcony in Los Angeles. We had lots of in&outs tonight, leading to a shorter net. We had time to check on the monitoring stations and some of them joined us for comments.

The FLAMP exercise asked who could work 160m and who would be interested in a Top Band roundtable on Thursday evenings. I was surprised to find ten of us interested. After closing the net, we gathered six stations on 1.835. 160m was better copy in some instances than 80m. I copied Jaye KE6SLS well, but some Ops did not copy him at all. My keyboard muscles were already tired and I didn’t get to 160m sharp as a tack. Actually, I was a bit disorganized and wasn’t prepared to keep track of things. My typing deteriorated from there. Here’s the 160m Ops. I missed recording most of the signal:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA S-9, 6db
N0LKC/P Clifford Quartzsite,AZ S-8, -4db
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ
KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR

We agreed to meet on Thursday evenings at 0300z/1900p, 1.837+1500 MFSK-32 for a roundtable. I’ll do NCS initially and we can share this task as you like. NCS for a roundtable will be easy. Video ID will be useful for ck-in and late ck-in. Jaye printed his VideoID twice on 160m; it was easy to read even with a tight BPF. I have the filter off for ck-in and active during the net to eliminate some noise. VideoID is an excellent way to get NCS’s attention when a station other than NCS is transmitting.

Here are a couple of images from tonight:

RX: W1EEP UT
RX: K6ETA CA

FLDIGI choked late-net and zapped my log. We’ll use Mindy’s log for the Net Report and append my 160m Log. Thanks for working with us tonight and thanks to those who joined us on Top Band. We appreciate your support and participation. Learning and practicing with you is a pleasure.

73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ———

K6ETA & KB6HOH I hv u both HOH in&out?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1552>>
K6ETA < K7KY Agn Steve not printing well hr.. < K7KY

K7KY rato nyhx\K, FB I was just talking?KB6HOHjrstu trying to check in.
I will proxy him (he had to g¯nd plesa rawj t0eIheck me in!
tkR }yy6ETA

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:12Z MFSK-16 @ 111204+1499>>
K6ETA < K7KY HOH in&out , u in?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:12Z MFSK-16 @ 111204+1499>>
K7KY < KR7KR
IN AND OUT TONIGHT PLEASE
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:13Z MFSK-16 @ 111204+1504>>
KR7KR < K7KY RR Ken in&out tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1500>>
K7KY de KF7RSF

I will just say hello and monitor toniTiÁnhãQ¢eai

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:15Z MFSK-16 @ 111204+1504>>
KF7RSF < K7KY GE Tom in&out tonite tu BREAK last stn agn pse… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
K7KY < WA7HHE, PSE CHECK IN KE6SSL-YEE NOT COPYING YOU

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
WA7HHE < K7KY KE6SSL or KE6SLS?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
CORRECTION ON THE CALL KE6SLS DE WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad pse tell Jaye he’s in&out & ur ck-ed in too < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
KE6SLS < WA7HHE, JAYEE DOUG HAS YOU IN/OUT

!ope bandriGe better. ye6khbeat ceuec re.

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K7KY < KR7KR
IN AND OUT TONIGHT PLEASE
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
KR7KR < K7KY I hve u in&Out on roster BREAK W1EEP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
W1EEP < K7KY TU Gene ur on the log < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
K7KY < WA7HHE JAYEE SAYS RR, HOPING THE BAND GETS BETTER

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
WA7HHE < K7KY TU < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
KY de W7LUX Joe in Flagstaff AZ is monitoring only to check receive setup. W7LUX

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
W7LUX < K7KY RR Joe welcome to ORCA ur in&out tonite I used to live in Jerome.. tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
KF7RSF < K7KY Tom I hve u in&out but forgot to note in on roster < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
KK%KY DE N0LKC N0LKC KN

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
N0LKC/P < K7KY RR Clifford gud signal tonite… tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1510>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1500>>
can anyone relay the last weak stn?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
RELAY DE N0LKC KNB

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford I copy only KNB < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
RELAY CALL SIGN 0NLYÂp I HAVE KK6RKY KK6RKY KK6RKY DE N0LKC KNE

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
N0LKC/P < K7KY RR pse tell KK6RKY Erik he’s in&out tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
KK6RKY KK6RKY DE N0LKC UR CHECKED IN AND OUT DE N0LKC

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1510>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
N0LKC Clifford Wallace,UT
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

01/30/2018 19:31 PST
WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

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

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing digital 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

Weekly FLAMP exercise conducted by Mindy W7ZAP
Open FLAMP before exercise begins.
FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in order
No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’.
Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions
(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone*
* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or VideoID on WF
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>

B/W Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20183101033540
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:441 ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/Jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12
Stations:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford Wallace,UT
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum F9F6][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:37Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>

ANNOUNCEMENTS 30 January 2018

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex54.txt’, an FLMSG
/FLAMP exercise using the FLMSG ICS-213 form. Complete the instructions
and send the new file to NCS during TRAFFIC round using FLAMP, or send
your own practice traffic or QRU.

Strange band condx? Last night I couldn’t ck-in to the Humboldt Digital
Net, 90mi south. I could barely see NCS, but not copy. NCS didn’t hear me.
But, Clifford N0LKC/P relayed me in from Quartzsite,AZ. His signal was
10over9 & 11db here; remarkable from a field antenna @ 15w. We
subsequently had a QSO on 1.835mhz. Both @ 15w & solid copy.

There’s been some interest in a 160m digital roundtable on Thursday
evening. If this interests you, let me know. We could create a digital
time/freq on Thursday where u are likely to find a QSO, or a regular
meeting. Other days may also work. We’ve had some successful digital
QSOs on 160m lately. If ur interested, let me know.

PRE-TONE:
Remember to use a brief PRE-TONE b4 TX when doubles are likely. No
PRE-TONE is needed while working NCS; only you and NCS are engaged.
If NCS asks, ‘Can anyone relay that weak station?’, send a PRE-TONE
b4 responding; others may also respond. Our diligent use of pre-tone
is a big factor in reducing doubles during nets and improving net
discipline. Pre-toning when doubles are likely is an unmistakable
mark of an experienced digital Operator.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…
orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
Comments Questions? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
1939L ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:40Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
Another weird band tonite earlier today I worked KE6SLS in Eureka CA @ 5w 5w tonite we can’t copy him @ 40w tonite we have lots of in&out stations we shuild hv time to let them in to the Comment round we’ll se Oops! next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Good recovery Doug! BREAK We’ll use MFSK32 for TX and FILL in MFSK18/8 < W7ZAP

<STX>ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 E6EE>{5B71}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 29 883C>{5B71}20180129234423:ex54.txt
<ID 25 99C4>{5B71}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 4270>{5B71}433 7 64
<FILE 29 883C>{5B71}20180129234423:ex54.txt
<ID 25 99C4>{5B71}W7ZAP Brookings, OR
<SIZE 14 4270>{5B71}433 7 64
<DATA 72 90C6>{5B71:1}ORCA – OPTIONAL FLMSG/FLAMP File-Manipulation Exercise

In an FL
<DATA 72 AA62>{5B71:2}MSG ICS-213 form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex51.213. Make ‘Inc:’
<DATA 72 6792>{5B71:3}= ‘ORCA’. Make ‘Sub.’ = ‘160m’. Copy these questions to ‘Message
<DATA 72 4A12>{5B71:4}:’ and add
ur answer.

Can you work 160m? Are u interested in a
<DATA 72 1DF5>{5B71:5}Thurs ev 160m digital roundtable?

In TRAFFIC round, send the
<DATA 72 4A6E>{5B71:6} new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your
own practice msg or Q
<DATA 57 6549>{5B71:7}RU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 0CA1>{5B71:EOF}
<CNTL 10 ACAD>{5B71:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try
to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT
Button or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …
K6ETA

DE K6ETA
File : ex54.txt
<MISSING 15 AEC4>{5B71}CONFIRMED
DE K6ETA K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex54.txt
<MISSING 15 AEC4>{5B71}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
ÊFEP
File : ex54.txt
<MISSING 10 E7DB>{5B71}5 6
DE W1EEP K

N0LKC/

DE N0LKC
File : ex54.txt
<MISSING 15 AEC4>{5B71}CONFIRMED
DE N0LKC K

K6ETA < W7ZAP Steve pls RELAY blocks5,6 TU < W7ZAP

DE K6ETA

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 1DF5>{5B71:5}Thurs ev 160m digital roundtable?

In TRAFFIC round, send the
<DATA 72 4A6E>{5B71:6} new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your
own practice msg or Q
<CNTL 10 0CA1>{5B71:EOF}
<CNTL 10 ACAD>{5B71:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
DE W1EEP
File : ex54.txt
<MISSING 15 AEC4>{5B71}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

K7KY < W7ZAP All stns copied BTU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
W7ZAP < K7KY RR Mindy tu BREAK

1949L ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
We begin Traffic round with Steve K6ETA < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K6ETA-4.213]<flmsg>2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:21
K6ETA 20183101035001
:hdr_ed:21
K6ETA 20183101035001
<ics213>
:inc:3 NCS
:to:3 NCS
:fm:5 K6ETA
:mg:80 Can you work 160m? Are u interested in a Thurs ev 160m digital roundtable?
Yes
[WRAP:chksum 131C][WRAP:end] .n»S

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve tu me too BREAK next is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Washington_State_Nuclear_Attack_Plan.213]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20183101035123
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20183101024003
<ics213>
:inc:24 Weekly Training Exercise
:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET
:p1:28 Digital Traffic Training Net
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:p2:7 RADO Op
:d1:8 01/30/18
:t1:6 19:32L
:sb:48 Washington State-Nuclear Attack Evacuation Plan
:s1:6 WA7HHE
:p3:7 RADO Op
:mg:639 Washington’s emergency management personnel could once again think about the unthinkable and make plans to evacuate cities ahead of a possible nuclear attack.
Critics argue, however, that lifting the Reagan-era prohibition would only help bolster an “illusion” that nuclear war is winnable.
Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/State-Legislators-Revive-Debate-Over-Nuclear-Evacuation-Plans.html?utm_term=Washington%20State%20Legislators%20Revive%20Debate%20Over%20Nuclear%20Evacuation%20Plans&utm_campaign=Ready%20for%20a%20Nuclear%20Attack%20This%20City%20Is&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+So
ftware&utm_medium=email
[WRAP:chksum 4D67][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad let’s all stay home and hv no more wars… ur 30over9 & 8db hr great signal… BREAK next is Gene W1EEP < NCS

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 353A>{7B3A}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 47 70E6>{7B3A}20180131035024:ex54 URCALL NCS W1EEP.txt
<ID 18 F648>{7B3A}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 13 C99D>{7B3A}74 2 64
<DATA 72 31A4>{7B3A:1}UR CALL NCS I CAN WORK 160 AND THUR. IS GOOD FOR ME THS FOR THE
<DATA 18 B0CC>{7B3A:2}NET W1EEP

<CNTL 10 9CF6>{7B3A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3CFA>{7B3A:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
W1EEP < K7KY Oh Oh! Gene my FLAMP vanished from the screen but, Mindy has u

<STX>
DE W7ZAP
File : ex54 URCALL NCS W1EEP.txt
<MISSING 15 629C>{7B3A}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford ur next for traffic… < K7KY

ST DE N0LKC

<PROG 18 9B31>{6058}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 39 5F85>{6058}20180131035024:N0LKC_ex51.213.txt
<ID 31 8578>{6058}N0LKC Clifford E Carnicom
<SIZE 14 84B4>{6058}217 4 64
<DESC 10 0A48>{6058}160M
<DATA 72 1B81>{6058:1}Make : Inc
Subj : 160m

Yes, I am highly interested in 160m n
<DATA 72 172A>{6058:2}et. My capability on a regular basis remains uncertain, but I w
<DATA 72 778B>{6058:3}ould love to try.
I need to learn about FLMSG and forms. Thank
<DATA 33 52A1>{6058:4} you, from Clifford N0LKC
<CNTL 10 5810>{6058:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F81C>{6058:EOT}

DE N0LKC K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>

DE K7KY
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 AF8C>{6058}PREAMBLE
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford to send the missing block 0 add 0 to the blocks window and send < K7KY

QST DE N0LKC

<PROG 18 9B31>{6058}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 39 5F85>{6058}20180131035024:N0LKC_ex51.213.txt
<ID 31 8578>{6058}N0LKC Clifford E Carnicom
<SIZE 14 84B4>{6058}217 4 64
<DESC 10 0A48>{6058}160M
<CNTL 10 5810>{6058:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F81C>{6058:EOT}

DE N0LKC K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
N0LKC/P < K7KY Perfect u didn’ t need me

DE K7KY
File : N0LKC_ex51.213.txt
<MISSING 15 84A8>{6058}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
2000L ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Ck-in? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:01Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
FYI, Doug, you are now cnHeoneeqeamNEin EUreka, FINALLYÄeeaÕ)
de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:01Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye I got some and Mindy got more I’ll see you along the comment roster tu BREAK any more ck-ins? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
We begin the comment round with Steve K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
FB and many thanks for doing the net as usual. I wasn’t quick enough on the sitch to send in FLAMP but there are a lot of In & Outs tonight! 73 and thx again
< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve & tu for ur support and participation ur in 4 160 too tu BREAK next is Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

de ke6sls rgrg, and TU Doug.

gosh, this is fun, I am working with a new ham št²ho is now lurking on this
freq, he tried to send, but has high swr, so I will relay KM6LIQ Carl in
Eureka. w|z tnpretty sure we’ll hear ,ee ddQeI him sooty!

Here’s my bit oh comments:
ht
This is Jaye, ke6sls in Eureka! California.
running 40 watts t xe ) ®eayYIaU-iKFò/¢ietleei hu·

/Rõ7KR, s8 2db, 100% kb
W7GBB, s5 -8db, 100% kb
WA7HHE, s8 2d at1Cb, TU 4 ïysam
W7LUX, s6 -9db, 100% kb
n0lûeavr+tn t ji4*, kb
w1eep, s8 3db, 100% FLampa
k6eta, s9 6db,

as I figured, around 8pm, I started hearing NCS! TU wa7hheIztqlay at start of net.
I really enjoyed our qso on 160m last Thursday.
short and sweet. I’ll send my “complete Stew”teôipe next week! :)
btu DougatZ iiwDe ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:07Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye very good the band relaxed & let u in tonite we hv abt 6 ops interested in 160m BREAK next is Gene W1EEP < NCS

KY DOUG DE W1EEP NEED TO TRY AND GET ALL THE IN & OUTS TO WORK THE BAND I THINK THEY WOULD LIKE IT AND LEARN AS WE ALL HAVE OVER TIME GET JOB AS ALWAYS 73’S GOOD NIGHT FROM PINE VALLEY AT 6632 FEET

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:08Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
W1EEP < K7KY Gene I had no idea ur were so high.. I thought Brad was the highest stn on ORCA, but you’ve taken the award. as to monitoring stations, I think most of them are just lurking a while while the get the flow of the net… ORCA is a bit more demanding than most digital nets. I appreciate them learning b4 jumping in and when they do, they usually hit the ground running. tnx 4 ur thoughts and support.. BREAK next for Comments is Clifford N0LKC/P < K7KY

GE to net and all. 12 watts here and batteries are precious tonight. I wonder howa waTw what block numbers need to be added to the block window and how I know when they are needed. I will listen for and look for that info. Will be moving later this week, possibly even on Thurs. Future propagation as I move east is an uncertainty; we shall see. My 160m capability is also somewhat tenuous but you can be sure I will always be trying. Resonance with my small footprint along with power and SWR relationships remains an interesting challenge here. Quartzfest set a record attendance this year. 73 to all, from Clifford in Quartzsite AZ N0LKC

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:11Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
N0LKC/P < K7KY FB Clifford I hope moveing about doesn’t leave u out of ORCA BREAK Next is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.3
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20183101041240
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1105 HF Forecast for 30JAN18
80m: FAIR / Geomag: VERY QUIET
Solar flux: 69 / Sunspots: 15 / A-index: 5 / K-index: 1

35w 264ft doublet @ 135ft
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KB6HOH 100-30% copy KBD (S8) before net
K6ETA 100% copy KBD, relay, FLMSG (S9 +10) 9dB
KR7KR 100% copy KBD (S9 +15) 3dB
KF7RSF 100% copy KBD (S8) got stepped on @ end of ck-in
KE6SLS via RELAY: WA7HHE 60 up to 90% copy KBD (S9) -6dB
WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9 +20) 17dB
W1EEP 100% copy KBD, VidID, FLAMP (S9 +15) 5dB
W7LUX 100% copy KBD (S8) 2dB
N0LKC/P 100% copy KBD, FLAMP (S9) 0 to -2dB
KK6RKY via RELAY: N0LKC/P
K7KY KBD, FLMSG, image

edited: AFTER NET CK-INS:
KF7YRS 100% copy KBD (S9 +15) 8dB (Late ck-in)
N6IET 100% copy KBD (S9) 6dB (Late ck-in)
K7DV 100% copy KBD, FLMSG (S9 +15) 8dB (Late ck-in)

Band sure seems set on going long these days and skipping the 50-120mi closeby stations at night. ORCA welcomes W7LUX Joe from Flagstaff AZ. I’m still trying to understand how to read forecasts for band propagation. N6IET Rick has pointed me to learning about ionograms. I think this will teach me quite a bit about understanding which freq is best for band condx. Not a quick read though. Great to see all on the WF. Always enjoy working with you all.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 70BB][WRAP:end] … end

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Doug is having a technical glitch. Having to reboot system.Please standby… < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K7KY K7KY DE KF7YRS KF7YRS CHECKING IN — CHECKING IN VERY INTERESTED IN 160 METER NET DE KF7YRS KF7YRS

KF7YRS < W7ZAP GE Lee How copy? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:17Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
DE KF7YRS 100 % COPY

KF7YRS < W7ZAP GE Lee Doug was rebooting his computer while you TXed. He’s back up and I’ll let him know ur interested in 160m. TU BREAK
K7KY < W7ZAP BTU Doug < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
rr, I TOOK THE OPPORTUNTITY TO CHECK IN … BEEN WAITING…

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:18Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
KF7YRS < K7KY Lee were down to the comment round now do u hv any comments for the net?? < K7KY

i HAVE A REPORT FOR THE FLAMP

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:19Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
KF7YRS go < NCS

CONFIRMED
DE KF7YRS K

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:20Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
KF7YRS < K7KY we doubled, but I hv ur report tu BREAK
tonite we have time to check on the monitoring stations to see if they hv comments we begin with KR7KR Ken < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
RR KF7YRS MONITPRING

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
KR7KR RR Ken just checking because we hv time tonite.. tu BREAKKF7RSF Tom any comments for the net? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
W7LUX < K7KY Joe any comments b4 we close? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
K7KY de W7LUX time/freq on 160 meters??? 160 may work when 80 goes long. Be interesting to try. <edit email address> works. de W7LUX

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:23Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
W7LUX < K7KY Joe it’s not yet determined, but I think we;’ll use Thursday I’ll check with all interested and c what we get.. you can learn more abt ORCA @ http://orcadigitalnet.com Mindy says I hv ur email BREAK lets see if Erik KK6RKY can hr me.. < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:25Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
Net Notes 1-30-18
-2 to +2 dB
Image: quite a no checksum error [W7ZAP] -4 d
KB6HO Novato, Steve
Doug
eonably well for the cost! My
trust about 100

K7KY < WA7HHE believe U missed me for comments

K7KY and W7ZAP and ORCA de N6IET N6IET
Late check-in. No traffic.
I saw my name mentioned.
How copy?

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1496>>
N6IET < K7KY Rick Mindy mentioned u in comments ur on the log & I’ll be back to you 4 comments in a moment BREAK WA7HHE Brad sry to miss you for comments and while were talking did you cpy Erik KK6RKY sending a flmsg file? < K7KY

ORCA Net de WA7HHE, I just stand on my toes a lot, good to see Joe W7LUX checking in from Flagstaff and Lee KF7YRS from St. Geroge. We are low in numbers from Cedar City for some reason.

NCS s/n +10 db tonight good long skip. Have not had a lot of luck with my 160m antenna but would like to try if something can be put together.I did copy Eric’d FLMSG Wish all a great evening. 73’s Brad WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:30Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad tu can u resend his msg pse? < NCS

k7k7 < wa7hhe just opened up the rcved msg window, have it but not 100% do you still want met to send?

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:32Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
WA7HHE < K7KY No tu I’ll wait until after net & see if anyone has it 100% tu BREAK KK6RKY < K7KY Erik sri not good cpy here tonite Mindy got more than me.. I’ll try for a relay after net tnx for trying tonite band has been tough lately.. BREAK N6IET Rick back to u 4 comments < K7KY

K7KY and ORCA de N6IET

I had a late RN6 session, sorry I’m so late.
Using my Kenwood TS-590sg with my Hustler ‘sideways mobile’ balcony antenna at 50 watts.
OK now i’ve cut back my poer to 50 watts. :-)
Wow, I thought I could type as fast as MFSK32. Not.
We’ had very warm weather. Otherwise I have little to report.
73 to all and to all a good night.

de N6IET

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:35Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
N6IET < K7KY RR Rick good to c u.. ur signal is solid abt 20over9 & 7db hr.. very good for condx ur typing is a bit better than my CW (-; BREAK are there any further comments tonite? < K7KY

K7KY K7KY DE KF7YRS KF7YRS, i HAVE A 100% COPY ON fLMSG TONIGHT DE KF7YRS

K7KY < K6ETA
Though I do have 160M capability, that band is VERY NOISY at my QTH and I haven’t had much success with it — but willing to try!
< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:38Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K6ETA < K7KY u usuallly hv a great signal we’ll give it a shot… I’m surprised we hve 8 stations interested in 160m. By next week we;ll have a time to meet on Thursdays. here’s who’s interested K6ETA WA7HHE W1EEP KE6SLS W7ZAP < K7KY KF7YRS and I’ve likely missed someone, but hv it written down anyway… BREAK any more comments ??
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:40Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
And K7DV interested in the 160 too srri so late btu de K7dv

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:40Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1499>>
K7DV < K7KY GE Dave good u could make it tonite I’ll add u to the Top Band hopefulls & tnx for cking in do you hv any comments b4 we go?? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:41Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
K7KY DE K7DV just coments on msg form so here goes hi

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:42Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7DV-20180131-K7DV_Report_late-36.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.10
:hdr_fm:20
K7DV 20183101044214
:hdr_ed:20
K7DV 20183101043644
<blankform>
[b64:start] AUxaTUEAAADuXQAAQAAAHRtI46C0ipYf2k7BznGKw4z4S6KbxWbw+0L8YJDXiD7G
YFjSNG0CdukF9zE3G/sEqPWeoWHwt6YzNZhCxz3b4iCPUEwrw1ao3WUCLbVU2Ons
fHceAZ7N++0OPihjkZq554iKn4CNB0UFNWyBPHgXYNCaelmNLGiThGfl5rxL9U/u
g6nf+Vk8QNpbB/MzX2/3jV7uNy3bKDYQQ83U3LULPwEhGGLBsomviEYmux20PMuF
+U6OxTfcN6JcVe+TPyLbWcd4afjg
[b64:end][WRAP:chksum C058][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:43Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
K7DV < K7KY RR Dave tu BREAK any more late ck-ins or comments?
< K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:44Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
KF7YRS < K7KY Lee did u copy Erik KK6RKY flmsg 100%? < NCS

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
Maybe I’m remembering the wrong station… I’m going to close the net, send the updated roster, and then see if anyone has KK6RKY ‘s flmsg file they can resend… BREAK

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 01/30/2018 20:46 PST

Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next Tues.
Practice makes Perfect!
73 Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:46Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20183101044653
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454
<blankform>
:mg:515 ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/Jan/18 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out
N0LKC/P Clifford Wallace,UT
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA in&out
KM6LIQ Carl Eureka,CA in&out
KF7YRS Lee St. George,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 947A][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
Correction Clifford N0LKC/P is in Quatrzsite,AZ tonite.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:49Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
If anyone has the FLMSG file from Erik KK6RKY pse give a pretone and reply tu < NCS

I don’t have that FLMsg but I’m willing to go to 1850 and try a 160M test…
< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve stand by a moment BREAK WA7HHE < K7KY Brad can u send Erik’s msg as u hv it? < NCS

A7HHE have about 90% rr

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn kk6rky-20180131-042511Z-12.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20183101045236
:hdr_ed:22
kk6rky 20183101042513
<blankform>
:mg:1265 Net Notes 1-30-18
Icom 7100 + OFC dipole, 100 W (full power)
some QRN
K7KY NCS -2 to +2 dosaoqjag(ea bit of noise
Rosteat8y+q100% no checksum errors
FLAMP [W7Z¡ ûa=¿ Sw ‘n efs Nteaÿ°I©t
B6HOH Steve Novato,CA in&outt
ETA Steve Petaluma,CA (-4 dB FLAMP) (1 dB Traffic 100%)
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT in&out (4 dB comment)
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT (+10rc>i qia ¯Tdic 100%)
W1EEP Gene Pine ValleysÊa”addB F¹h#f1 (+6 dB Traffic 100%)
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out (0 dB comments 100%)
N0LKC/P Clifford Wallace,UT (-5 dB FLAMP) (-2 dB Traffic 100%)
KK6RKY Erik Trinity Center,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS (100% copy)
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS (signal imporved during the net 100% copy)

I have never used 160 meters but would like to try. I am not sure if my tuner can tune that band. Thanks for another nice net. I have been enjoying operatinlean t5½ ioøAT satellites AO-91 and AO-92. I have set up a low cost station for monitoring the telemetry with a $20 RTL-SDR device and SDR#. It works reasonably well for the cost! My trusty Icom 7100 didn’t have a low enough bandwidth to receive the Data Under Voice at about 100 Hz.
73, Erik

[WRAP:chksum 98BA][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:54Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
WA7HHE < K7KY Thanks Brad ur copy is way better than what I had almost nothing… BREAK K6ETA Steve could u also work 1.835 or close to that? Clifford has a rather narrow range on his campground ant btu < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
RR
< K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:56Z MFSK-32 @ 111204+1504>>
K6ETA < K7KY FB Steve and anyone still copying we’ll QSY to 1.835 Top Band and see how it goes… we’ve done well there lately… hope to c u there 73 Doug K7KY sk < K7KY

———- 160m Net Log ———
Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T04:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
WA7H
ooops de ke6sls ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye hve u solid let’s see who else is hr.. < K7KY

N0LKC N0LKC KN

N0LKC/P < K7KY RR Clifford.. gud cpy on u Jaye KE6SLS is also hr BREAK who else? < K7KY

WA7HHE ON FREQUENCY

WA7HHE < K7KY RR Brad good signal also hr is N0LKC/P & KE6SLS BREAK who else? < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA < K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY RR Steve also hr is KE6SLS , WA7HHE , N0LKC/P BREAK who else? < NCS

We won’t get Mindy tonite,, I hv her antenna are there any more ORCA members here on 160? < K7KY

KE6SLS < K7KY Over to you Jaye KE6SLS & u can pass to N0LKC/P and then on to K6ETA and then WA7HHE go Jaye.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
de ke6sls and am at 50 watts on the little inverted short dipole.

I hear you very well here Doug. you are about s9 on the radio, and about
8db on the wf here. I did not copy any other station through the noise
at my qth, I took a .WAV sample and will send it to you for your comments!

okay, if you hear me, over to N0LKC/P
de ke6sls k

N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford u may not be hearing Jaye KE6SLS he just passed to you for comments.. < K7KY

SRI DO NOT COPY JAYE. BATTERIES ON THE WANE HERE BUT SHOULD HOLD UP A BIT. IF I CAN MAKE IT, I
SHOULD BE ABLE TO RUN BETWEEN 1800 AND 1900. ANOTHER SUGGESTION IS IN FUTURE TO CONSIDER 1837, TO GET
ABOVE QRM WE HAVE SEEN BUT STILL BELOW FT8 ACTIVITY AT 1840. YOU FOLKS CAN PICK IT. MY ISSUE HERE SEEMS
TO BE POWER CONNECTIONS TO SWR…, STILL STUDYING. GE TO SEE ÄYOU ALL HERE OVER TO WA7HHE DE N0LKC KN

K7KY and the group < WA7HHE, having to kick in my Rx preamp to get any copy

K7KY s/n -5 db
N0LKC/P s/n -7 to -10db
KE6SLS s/n no copy
K6ETA s/n unable to copy steve

< K7KY Stand by a moment 4 my report… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
testing 1234567890 de w7lux w7lux w7lux ar

W7LUX < K7KY Joe I didn’t print all ur call, but got some also here is K6ETA , KE6SLS , N0LKC/P , WA7HHE , nice u can get on 160m too BREAK are there any more Ops on 160m from ORCA ?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
k7ky < kk6rky You are +10 dB. How copy?
de kk6rky k

KK6RKY < K7KY Excellent cpy now Erik I didn’t ck the meter, but ur doing well hr BREAK any more? < K7KY

Sri I didn’t get all the signal reports but here’ s what I hv

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-20180130-211413L.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20183101051420
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20183101051416
<blankform>
:mg:218
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA S-9, 6db
N0LKC/P Clifford Wallace,UT S-8, -4db
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ
KK6RKY Eric Trinity Center,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 4CC4][WRAP:end] … end

Did I miss anyone? < K7KY

< K7KY I’d say this proves the concept if we want to try this on Thursday how does 1900 p sound? we can run around the roster quickly K6ETA ? < K7KY

Sounds good if I A
netoq a˜uPvenhm in time
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY I got most Steve but the band is fading now… how abt Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
de ke6sls
rg, I am in for the 1900 on Thursday. ur signal is huge strong here Doug, but
the ac noise is really playing hell with the weak signals you hear but I can’t
I hope that the earlier time will help in me being able to copy Erik and Steve etc!

good work om!

this IS fun, this IS radio! :)

k7ky de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye it certainly is fun OK for 1900p so far.. BREAK over to Clifford N0LKC/P < K7KY

I COPY K7KY AT 2 – 5 DB. ABOUTns/2 OF OTHER STATIONS. 1900 IS DEFINITELY ON MY HIGH END BUT I WILL BE GLAD TO
GIVE IT A TRY. t?e pne eMAYBE I SHOULD HAVE SAID 1800 TO 1865 SEEMS STRONGER HERE. I HAVE HEARD SSB ON
1847 ALSO. I WILL GO WHEREVER YOU PICK. I MAY BE eIN TRAVEL MODE SO JUST GO AHEAD AND I WILL ALWAYS TRY
TO JOIN IN IF I CAN, TNX 73 DE N0LKC KN

N0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford… sri I gave u the wrong idea… I’m thinking of 1900pacific time & 1.837mhz cpy? < K7KY

RRRR SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT FIRST OPTION TO TRY OUT, TNX,HOPE IT WORKS FOR ALL, WILL BE FLEXIBLE HERE TO DEGREE rrpo ‘iOg(IBLE. DE N0LKC KN

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad hw does 1,837 & 1900pacific sound to u?? < K7KY

K7KY < WA7HHE Doug u and K0LKC/Po 9s qmrnly station I’m copying, however will give 1900p a try on Thursday, have got to run as have an appointment in the morning

WA7HHE < K7KY FB Brad we’ll give it a shot tnx for coming hope we see u on Thurs @ 1900pacific BREAK
W7LUX Joe how w do those numbers sound to u? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1526>>
K7KY de W7LUX W7LUX Very good copy here Doug +1 dB. S-6 to S-7. Understand 1837 KHz at 1900 PST 2000 MST. Will try to be there.

W7LUX < K7KY FB Joe ur also solid hr with S-9 & 0db solid signal & 100% printing BREAK KK6RKY < K7KY

Erik how does 1.837 & 1900pacific time sound to u? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
k7ky < kk6rky My tuner doesn’t tune to low SWR so I have only 10 W power. I will try for 7 pm Thursday
de kk6rky k

K7KY < K6ETA
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Steve stand by a moment BREAK KK6RKY FB Erik & ur 10w is doing very well right now.. hope to c u on Thurs BREAK K6ETA go Steve < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
sri abt the dblrs – how co@èet1 r0er xxttdoGMba¹ g n0nwtcrrbûCoOyebÑwtîtK

K6ETA < K7KY agn Steve there may hv been a double but likely the band is dropping < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
Sorry about the double. This is a comxromise antenna.oueiliut­tn poor copy may be on my end. How copy??
< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY Copy is abt 75% now Steve but still getting most in MFSK-16 btu < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA
OK switching the antenna. Is this a better co+ree d? Both antennas are compromise.
BTU < K6ETAef

K6ETA < K7KY A bit better I think Steve missed only one word that time BREAK Jaye KE6SLS I see ur VIdeoID clearly on the wf are u hearing Steve K6ETA ? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:34Z MFSK-16 @ 1520>>
k7ky de ke6sls
negative. only hear you Doug. I see you are saying freq will be 1.837. I just tested that freq and it is 2 s-units quieter than this freq (1.835) so that is
a VERY good thing. I am in middle of ac noise generator onthis freq. I didn’t hear Erik either, but at 10watts, i am not surprised, the bugger!

okay, btu Doug, I hope you printthis in the ORCQ report, would be interested
in knowing if any other stations hear me in Eureka!

btu
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye I’ll see who else hears you now we will be moving from 835 to 837 on thurs 835 has been bothered by CW QRM on two occasions now… surprising but true.. BREAK Clifford N0LKC/P do u cpy KE6SLS? < K7KY

PY DOUG BRAD AND JOE QUITE WELL, KE6SLS NOT GOOD TO NONE. BK DE N0LKC KN

N0LKC/P < K7KY RR tu BREAK Brad how cpy Jaye KE6SLS? < K7KY

Oh I forgot Brad has to run qRT BREAK W7LUX Joe how cpy Jaye KE6SLS? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
Doug I copy you, Brad, and Clifford de w7lux

W7LUX < K7KY FB tnx Joe BREAK Erik KK6RKY hw cpy Jaye KE6SLS? < K7KY

OK no Erik now.. Let’s close up then and we’ll give it a go on Thursday evening 1900p 1.837mhz MFSK-32 1500wf… I’ll call it like a roundtable net for now and we can hve anyone who wants to be NCS as it goes along… tnx for coming to experiment and I’ll ook for u all on thursday… I’ve been typing too long tonite as u can tell 73 4 now Doug K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
K7KY de W7LUX What is your QTH Doug? Thanks de W7¹y@

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
k7ky de ke6sls coool beans om! tnx for the test and I’ll be looking forward to reading the next ORCA report.
to all, 73 and have warm, cozy evening!

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY RR Jaye BREAK
W7LUX < K7KY Joe I’m in SW/OR Brookings,OR right on the coast just above the OR/CA border btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1526>>
Good signal from OR. 73 and GE de W7LUX

W7LUX < K7KY FB Joe u 2 hv a great signal tonite cu on Thurs if all goes well 73 Doug K7KY SKN0LKC/P < K7KY Clifford
u hv any pwr left? < K7KY

guess not… OK I’m QRT < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
Doug, was that last for me? I was busy checking on the other freq and onloy heard, power left :)
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY Jaye I was checking if Clifford N0LKC/P has any juice left in his batts.. he had a question abt FLAMP & I can catch up with him on email btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
oh, good, I thought I left before I should!

I hope he has plenty of juice (jaye can type, really …!) he is in friggin Arizona! where the sun ALWAYS shines. he is in SUMMER 24/7. he
has NO excuse to be drained of juice! heeheeheee… Ihope he hears me and laughs out loud.

okay, I’m goin gto send… ops I’m going to send you a wav file of what I hear on top band….

thanks om.

enjoy the night and get some rest. poor old fingers are gonna fall off!

73
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY FB Jaye rest & dinner will be welcome although Clifford is in AZ he’s also in a rv and has more consumers than just the Yaesu & laptop.. I think he has to manage the juice closely.. still he get a pretty strong signal out of campgrounds with some ease it seems… anyway, we’ve made a beginning on Top Band I’m looking forward.. to some more fun this may lead to a CW spot too.. when ur tight for electricity, we go to the cheapest mode CW no computers (-: Clifford says he can work @ 10wpm and I’m getting so rusty I may not be able at all anyway cu next Thurs right around hr.. btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
I hope to c u next Tuesaday, Then agn on Thursday. our club meeting isn’t this coming week, but the next.

okay om, have a great night and we ‘ll be looking for ya. I got a lot of sun on the panels so it was neat. tomorrow looks to be another solar day. I might
even get up and try to see the blue moon, but I have strong doubts about that! :)

night night you guys. rest well and have a great week.
de ke6sls k
xxxx oops. it IS tuesday. Okay, I’ll c u on Thursday. I’m tired and I quit!
:)

73
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY FB Jaye & b4 ur gone r u on med leave or just taking a break from wk? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2018-01-31T05:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1520>>
I’m on break bcause there is no bids to work. I’m starving and looking for work.
this sucks but I could go on.

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY I understand I’ll visualize you working ur arse off for a few nights that should do it.. nite nite &
73 Doug k7ky sk

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03/DEC/19 Report

03/DEC/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Dec/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 23 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA in&out W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA [...]

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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
14.065 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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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