30/JUN/20 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/Jun/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 21
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
__KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
__N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
__KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Victorville,CA
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Anticipating tough band condx tonight, Mindy W7ZAP chose robust modes for the FLAMP Exercise. Having all stations CONFIRM the first pass in MFSK-64 still surprised us. Seven out of eight stations actually; we couldn’t connect with Dave K7DV in Idaho Falls,ID.  Dave and Gene W1EEP are our most distant Active members. Long summer days coupled with Daylight Saving Time make ORCA difficult for them.

Here’s a couple things you can do (if you’re not already) to make net management easier for us. Always send your CALLSIGN in CAPS so it stands out from background noise. The band has been particularly noisy lately. The other thing is macros. Macros that send text, like ck-in macros, should begin with a blank line. This forces a line-feed and FLDIGI starts printing on a new line, separating it from noise and making it much easier to read.

If you’re using ORCA macros from our website, please reload them or add a blank first line to your current text macros. See: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/

We were really touched by a Comment from David AE7LM in Hailey,ID, one of our newer members.  He said, “I am in awe of how everyone on this net cares for each other. We really need that.” It’s certainly true. ORCA is more than a Traffic-Training net today. We’ve become a close group of radio colleagues, engaged and bonded more deeply than our mission statement implies. We appreciate your friendship and support.

A few years ago, I had an accident in the shop that severely injured my right hand, resulting eventually in the partial amputation of my middle finger. It was a slow recovery with the amputation coming three months after the accident. Mindy then ran the FLAMP Exercise, but had not run the whole net. Dave K7DV, ID ERC NCS, jumped in and ran ORCA for us the next two weeks until Mindy took over the whole net and ran it alone until my hand healed enough to begin typing training. It was a difficult half a year made more endurable by the support of our ORCA friends. We’ll never forget their support and encouragement during that event.

Remember these digital nets and support them when you can.  Their Net Control Stations put a lot of time and energy into sustaining them. All but one are current ORCA Ops too:

Monday, Humboldt Digital Emergency Net, 0145z/1845p, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Jaye KE6SLS/NCS
Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 0330z/1930p, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP /NCS
Wednesday, ID ERC Digital NET, 0300z/1900p?, 3.581_1500, mode flexible, Dave K7DV/NCS
Thursday, Western Digital Net, 0330z/1930p, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA/NCS
Saturday, SATERN Int’l DigiNet, 1700z,1000p, 14.065+1500, Olivia 16-1K, Ken AD5XJ/NCS

In particular, remember Western Digital Net, developed by an ORCA member and populated with many ORCA members.  WDN is our natural partner and counterpart. Steve founded WDN; we are WDN’s family. It’s a good place to begin learning portions of the NCS role. Currently, we would find our selves lacking for Net Control Stations should we be called to an ongoing emergency. Whatever you learn about NCS duties will be useful to you, emergency or not.

Images from the net:

RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #2: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
RX #1: KB7VX Victorville, CA
RX #2: KB7VX Victorville, CA
RX #1: KG7FGT Zigzag, OR
RX #2: KG7FGT Zigzag, OR
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: KG5DGI Aztec, NM

Keep our radio colleagues in your thoughts and prayers. In particular, Jaye KE6SLS is dealing with a worksite injury that’s left him in serious pain. He’s having trademark difficulties with Workman Compensation. Bruce KB7VX is working a new hospital assignment where he’s expected to engage closely with patients using one protective mask per week. A safety condition that should be revealed at the outset of the assignment. Touching the exterior of a mask while removing it can contaminate you.

Thanks for working with us again tonight.  The net ran very well; thanks for your concentration and focus. Let’s do it again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

KR7KR < W7ZAP Ken I missed ur last, agn pse < W7ZAP

TEST TUNE 2020-07-01 02:06Z < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1484>>
R7KR QNX pse

de KR7KR k

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

KR7KR < K7KY TU Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1484>>
Vid ID @ 2000 agn pse < NCS

VidID @ 2000 too faint to cpy pse tx on 1500 tu < NCS

Did anyone cpy the VidID @ 2000? < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W5CLE Vancouver,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

K6QOG

N5QDH < K7KY TU Cowan
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX < NCS

KS6M

K6QOG < K7KY GE Bill
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1508>>
K7KY/ORCA NCS < WA7HHE, msg for the net

KS6M < K7KY TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX < NCS

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

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < K7KY

kg7fgt

KG7FGT < K7KY TU David
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
U have ck-in relay working? < NCS

installed the macro, btu K7KY

KG5DGI QNX QNX

KG5DGI < K7KY TU Ed
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KS6M < K7KY GE John
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

ORCA-DN de ke6sls*
TU ke6sls k

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

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

KD7CL Riverton, Oregon QRX

KD7CL < K7KY TU Craig
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
TU Craig u can also skip the QTH tu < NCS

K7KY K7KY de KB7VX KB7VX KB7VX new QTH outside
Victorville, CA

KB7VX < K7KY GE Bruce
KB7VX Bruce Victorville,CA < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA < NCS

K6ETA* < K7KY TU Steve
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check-in… < K7KY

<W7ZAP>
<de KG7VEJ>
QNX plz
<KG7VEJ kn>

KG7VEJ < K7KY TU Jack
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KS6M < K7KY GE John
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Victorville,CA
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

2020-06-30 19:30:32p 02:30:32z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

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

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

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

FLAMP Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay focused.
Exercise is interactive and brisk.

Traffic Round: NCS calls stations in rotation. No
practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’. All traffic is sent
to NCS; only NCS REPORTS/FILLS. NCS will fill
Traffic Round messages after net on request.

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

ORCA CONFIG:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID
DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
* Use manual pre-tone (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
Participating Ops Send ‘CALLSIGN’ ONLY or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send,’CALLSIGN QNX’ (in&out)
FIRST TIME? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH < NCS

7DV

NCS <W6DLW, QNX

K7DV < K7KY GE Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID < K7KY

AE7LM David Hailey, ID QNX

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

AE7LM < K7KY GE David
AE7LM David Hailey,ID < K7KY

KG7FGT < K7KY David pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < K7KY

KG7FGT Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < KG7FGT

KG7FGT < K7KY FB Dave when u don’t find anyone u can send NIL & ur call tu BK

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex176.txt’, an FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP
Exercise. If you complete the OPTIONAL exercise within, send that file to NCS in the
Traffic Round with FLAMP.

Our field radio station is a small LOOK cargo trailer. We planned to have a bug screen
made for one side of the cargo doors, but FD arrived before the screen. It would have
been very helpful for mosquitoes and biting flies, but it wouldn’t have helped much
with the heat. Afternoon sun sent me back down the hill until evening. QRP was not
in the cards and I brought up the Amp. Digital contacts were easy on 20m, psk-31.
CW also easy on 15/20m daytime, and 20/40/80m evening. The 135′ doublet didn’t tune
well on 160m. My first FD-2020 contact was our neighbor, Scott W7SOT; my only known
contact all weekend. Most Field Days, I don’t contact anyone I already know.

The FLAMP OPTIONAL Exercise tonight is about Field Day. We would also like to hear
about your FD weekend in the Comment Round.

Before each FLAMP Exercise, we send the modes we’ll be using. We want to fill missing
blocks by relay when we can. You have foreknowledge of upcoming modes. Be prepared to
relay one of these modes by locating them in advance.

In April, we opened the Comment Round to COVID-19, an issue that effects nearly
everyone today. The virus is still active and re-surging in many places. COVID-19
information and observations are welcome during Comments.

Thanks for emailing Test images for the Net Report: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Net Report posted soon: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/
You probably noticed my error b4 I did here come the Roster

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20200107024155
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:606 ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/Jun/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 19
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KS6M < K7KY GE John
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Victorville,CA
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

*Called for COMMENTS only

[WRAP:chksum 86C0][WRAP:end] … end

Anyone need Roster resent? < NCS

Next is the FLAMP Exercise with Mindy W7ZAP over < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Tonight’s exercise begins in MFSK64 (240wpm/1260hz). We’ll fill
in THOR50x1 (176wpm/900hz) & MFSK32 (120wpm/630hz).
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead… < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 EEB9>{D9BD}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 5963>{D9BD}20200701000408:ex176.txt
<ID 17 045C>{D9BD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 49B3>{D9BD}444 6 80
<FILE 30 5963>{D9BD}20200701000408:ex176.txt
<ID 17 045C>{D9BD}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 49B3>{D9BD}444 6 80
<DATA 88 FB2E>{D9BD:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In your PC-Edito
<DATA 88 55E9>{D9BD:2}r, create a file named,’URCALL_ex176.txt’.
Copy the following question to the n
<DATA 88 5FC1>{D9BD:3}ew file and enter your reply.

If you participated in FD-2020, list your catag
<DATA 88 6950>{D9BD:4}ory (ie: 1B OR),
and the modes and bands you worked.

If you complete this o
<DATA 88 1CB9>{D9BD:5}ptional exercise, send the file to NCS
in FLAMP during the Traffic Round. Befo
<DATA 52 D8F6>{D9BD:6}re sending, change
‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 5

<CNTL 10 6BA0>{D9BD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CBAC>{D9BD:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:46Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALL only. Press the FLAMP ‘REPORT’
Button or send ‘No Copy’. I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with… W1EEP

W1EEP
File : ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 1AE6>{D9BD}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE K6QOG
File : ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 1AE6>{D9BD}CONFIRMED
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:48Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WA7HHE
File : ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 1AE6>{D9BD}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

KS6M
File : ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 1AE6>{D9BD}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Sorry the roster goofed me up!
BK
KG7FGT

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
eCalx em7VX
FiueAt:ointl

DE KG7FGT
File : ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 1 c6>{D9BD}CONFIRMED
DE KG7FGT K

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KB7VX

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KB7VX
File : ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 1AE6>{D9BD}CONFIRMED
DE KB7VX K

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AE7LM

DE AE7LM
File : ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 1AE6>{D9BD}CONFIRMED
DE AE7LM K

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7DV

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < W7ZAP Wow! All stns confirmed the 1st pass. Lost dave K7DV.
BTN < W7ZAP

Well, that’s probably a record 4 ORCA we thought the band would be tough tonite, but it doens’t look like that now…. BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:54:07p 02:54:07z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

<NCS> < W7SOT SCOTT BROOKINGS, OR QRU

W7SOT < K7KY GE Scott
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
anyone else? < K7KY

KG7VVN < K7KY TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
any more? < NCS

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20200107025602
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:654 ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/Jun/20 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 21
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT QNX
N5QDH Cowan Farmington,NM QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
KB7VX Bruce Victorville,CA
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID
W7SOT Scott Brookings,OR
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

*Called for COMMENTS only

[WRAP:chksum 38A9][WRAP:end] … end

First Op 4 Traffic Round tonite is Gene W1EEP < NCS

P7KY DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 203F>{0BDA}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 46 69CB>{0BDA}20200506030132:URCALL 168 EXT W1EEP.txt
<ID 18 E1CD>{0BDA}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 13 44F8>{0BDA}57 1 64
<DATA 65 DEBD>{0BDA:1}URCALL EX168 iT WILL NOT PASS ALL THE CHRATERS W1EEP

<CNTL 10 ABD7>{0BDA:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0BDB>{0BDA:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : URCALL 168 EXT W1EEP.txt
<MISSING 15 112E>{0BDA}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Dave K7DV < NCS

K7KY DE K7DV*

K7KY DE K7DV*

copy standing by

RR Dave tu band may improve 4 u later BK Next 4 Traffic is Bill K6QOG < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG if thats u Bill agn pse < NCS

Over 2 John KS6M 4 Traffic < K7KY

K7KY DE KS6M

<PROG 21 D9F9>{6B91}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 3149>{6B91}20200701025635:KS6M_ex176.txt
<ID 26 9D58>{6B91}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 25D0>{6B91}221 4 64
<DATA 72 D5A3>{6B91:1}My exchange was 1E EB. I operated exclusively in the FT8 digital
<DATA 72 5DC8>{6B91:2} mode on the 6m, 10m, 15m, 20m, and 40m bands. Saturday entirely
<DATA 72 D8A1>{6B91:3} on batteries charged by the sun. On Sunday, due to fog, I had t
<DATA 37 ACF3>{6B91:4}o resort to generator power.
<CNTL 10 3C5A>{6B91:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9C56>{6B91:EOT}

DE KS6M K

FB John ur report

<NUL>
DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 7A2E>{6B91}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Brad WA7HHE, ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Problems_re-emerge.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20200107030337
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20203006162032
<plaintext>
:tt:15 General Message
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 06/30/20
:tm:6 10:18L
:sb:26 Serious problems re-emerge
:mg:379 N95 Masks, in Short Supply, Getting Used Over and Over
Filtered-out germs don’t vanish — the novel coronavirus can live up to 72 hours on surfaces, masks included. Just touching the outside of a contaminated respirator is

risky, and is considered the biggest danger of reusing them.

https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/N95-Masks-in-Short-Supply-Getting-used-Over-and-Over.html
[WRAP:chksum D326][WRAP:end] … end

RR Brad tu social angst seems to be getting as bad as the virus problem BK Next 4 Traffic is David KG7FGT < NCS

K7KY DE KG7FGT

<PROG 18 01BA>{60CD}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 1492>{60CD}20200701024956:kg7fgt_ex176.txt
<ID 17 53B2>{60CD}KG7FGT CN95
<SIZE 14 22B1>{60CD}121 2 64
<DATA 72 79CA>{60CD:1}If you participated in FD-2020, list your catagory (ie: 1B OR),

<DATA 65 B382>{60CD:2}and the modes and bands you worked.

Class 1B OR, 2M VHF

<CNTL 10 630C>{60CD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C300>{60CD:EOT}

DE KG7FGT K

<STX>
DE K7KY
File : kg7fgt_ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 6274>{60CD}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Over 2 Bruce KB7VX 4 Traffic < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE KB7VX

<PROG 18 8343>{7F81}FLAMP 2.2.04
<FILE 36 296E>{7F81}20200701025233:KB7VX_ex176.txt
<ID 24 F4F0>{7F81}KB7VX Chehalis, WA
<SIZE 14 5010>{7F81}157 3 64
<DATA 72 E43A>{7F81:1}
If you participated in FD-2020, list your catagory (ie: 1B OR)
<DATA 72 8A69>{7F81:2}, and the modes and bands you worked.

I did not participate,
<DATA 37 6709>{7F81:3}but for me every day is FD.

<CNTL 10 9F46>{7F81:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3F4A>{7F81:EOT}

DE KB7VX K

Gud answer, Bruce <NUL>

DE K7KY
File : KB7VX_ex176.txt
<MISSING 15 FCDD>{7F81}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is David AE7LM < NCS

NCS < AE7LM Nothing tonight.

RR David tu BK W7SOT is QRU Next 4 Traffic is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:10:45p 03:10:45z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

First station 4 Comments is Gene W1EEP < NCS

K7KY/W7ZAP DE W1EEP SORRY I SENT THE WRONG MESSAGE IT’S BEEN SO LONG SINCE I SENT ONE I MISSED THE CORRECT ONE GOOD TO HAVE A GREAT NIGHT FOR ME IN PINE VALLEY THX

FOR THE NET 73’S TO ALL

no problem, Gene stuff happens BK Next 4 Comments is Dave K7DV < NCS

read the other day that the people that watch the sun say ii 8ce s est for over 100 years

K7DV < K7KY I got most of that, Dave but still a little skippy tonite BK Bill K6QOG, ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY < K6QOG FLAMP quite and I had to reboot and lost everything. My answer to the exercise was I did not participate because of too many family activities. Have and

great and safe week. < K6QOG

FB Bill I would choose family first too BK Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

NCS and the net < No comments from me tonight. 73! < KS6M k

RR John, tu BK Over 2 Brad WA7HHE 4 Comments < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < WA7HHE, KG7VVN advises via 2 mtrs has pwr problems in the shack unable to participate. With our nations current state of affairs having so many new covid

cases, am seriously looking at stocking up again on TP etc. Hope everyone stays safe, best to all < WA7HHE

Yes, Brad TP & everything else we may need… may we live in interesting times (-: BK Next 4 Comments is David KG7FGT < NCS

ORCA de KG7FGT
Signal Strength Report from CN95
K7KY +8dB
W7ZAP +12dB
KB7VX -7dB
K7DV No Copy
W1EEP -7dB
K6QOG -7dB
KS6M No Copy
WA7HHE -1dB
KB7VX -6dB
AE7LM -2dB
KG7VVN No Copy

Radio-wise Field Day was a bust for me. I took my HT up Zigzag mountain and made not a single contact. When I got home I was too tired and hungry to play radio. The

hike itself was very nice though. There was a very good view of Hood just before the summit and the air was clear enough that I could even see the ski lifts.

Hopefully by the next field day I will have selected a field radio and have an OH8STN-inspired mobile station set up.

Oregon’s governor has stated that a return to lockdown may be needed. I hope this is not necessary, but I am not optimistic. I am seeing lots of people not wearing

masks or social distancing.

I read earlier that the Chinese government is giving their army a COVID vaccine. I do not know how safe or effective it is.

I hope everyone on this net continues to stay safe and healthy. KG7FGT Back to net.

Well, that’s a tough field day, David maybe next yr (-: tnx for the reception report too BK Jaye KE6SLS, ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

Greetings to ORCA digital net
ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! California using 50 watts.

k7ky, s10 9db, 100%, P5, FLmsg 100%,
KG7FGT, s7 4db, 100%, FLamp 100%, Good report!
w7zap, s10 10db, FLamp 0% RXid failed,
W1EEP, s8 4db, 100%, FLamp 100%,
K6QOG, s6 -2db, 100%,
WA7HHE, s7 2db, 100%, FLmsg 100%,
KB7VX, s7 1db, 100%, FLamp 50%,
AE7LM, s7 1db, 100%,
KS6M, s6 0db, 100%, FLamp 90%,
k7dv, s5 -12db, 90% cpy
W7SOT, s7 2db, 100%,
kg7vvn,

Have had all sunny weather last week. Lots of wind here as well.

A lot has happened since my last ORCA net. I did turn on the HF rig for about 2 hours for FD2020. I tried to work some signals on 20M phone about 9:30pm. Later

headed down to 40m and worked 6 stations SSB. Switched to digital and worked about 12 pks31 stations. Then headed down to 80m digi, but don’t think I worked any

stations. So I switched to 75m phone and worked a few great stations–was a much mellower expereince than past FD’s! I worked 1E SF.

Friends have been helping me empty out my tool trailer. Will be selling off all tools, trailer, and my work truck over the coming weeks. Today they did some work

making the gear look good with a little paint and some elbow greese. Lucky to have such good friends.

Tomorrow I start posting the stuff on Craigs list. Hopefully all goes well and fairly quickly.

COVID cases continue to rise here in Humboldt

Until next time, hang in there, and stay well.

73

Jaye ke6sls

Gud 2 c u Jaye and I think it’s more than luck that you hv good friends BK Bruce KB7VX, ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY de KB7VX

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT S9+_ +4db 100% FLAMP
K7DV* Dave Idaho Falls,ID no copy
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT +7db
ks6M John no copy S9 – 7 db no copy FLAMP
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT s9 good copy WRAP +10db
KG7FGT David Zigzag,OR no copy
KG5DGI Ed Aztec,NM QNX good signal here Ed
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA -6db got your comments 100% Jaye!
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
K6ETA* Steve Petaluma,CA
AE7LM David Hailey,ID S9+ +2db
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT no copy
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS S9+ 0db
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS S9+ +1db

For me, every day is Field Day. I am currently camped out on the Mojave Desert, 14 miles north of Victorville, CA; been living out here all week with the fire ants,

jackrabbits, and coyotes. I am just north of Bell Mountain on a wide plain with good angles of radiation in almost all directions except for Bell Mountain, which rises

about 1000 feet from the desert floor about a mile south of my location. The elevation in Victorville is listed as 2715 feet, but I am somewhat higher, maybe 3000

feet.

Working now at St. Mary High Desert Imaging and will be here for the next 12 weeks. Having contact with large numbers of patients from all age groups. Everyone wears a

mask to enter the Imaging Center, but I am very close to all of my patients in ultrasound, but always wearing gloves and a mask. However, the policy here is that each

employee only gets one mask per weeek. .

This will be a test to see if I get COVID-19.

Wow! one mask per wk sound like a sentence I hope u can afford ur own tnx for the signal report too ur ant is doing well 10over9 & 5db now pse turn off TxID

unless u want to chg mode tu BK Next 4 Comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

NCS < K6ETA Howdy to all on the Net!

Field Day was a gas… 7 of us practiced social distancing in the 54 degree windy fog above Inverness, CA and using K6ETA 2B SF, contacted 37 states and 6 DX countries

over simple dipole antennas about 55 feet up in the pines. We wiped down mics and CW keys incessantly.

The noise was so low most stations we worked weren’t even tickling the S meter. We may have gotten a ranger who checked up on us into the hobby… time will tell. He

was glad to see our social distancing efforts.

Photos are up at http://k6eta.com/field-day

Glad Jaye is doing OK. Hang in there Bruce!

I hope everyone has a GREAT Independence Day Weekend!

BTN < K6ETA

Sounds like a great FD except for the WX & tnx for posting the images we’ll ck them out BK Over 2 David AE7LM 4 Comments < NCS

KB7VX pse stand by BK David AE7LM hw cpy? ur turn 4 comments < K7KY

I forgot to hit T/ r before I tyoed. I am in awe of how everyone on this net cares for each other. We really need that . Best to everyone.

RR David, tu I really appreciate your comments… this is truly an exceptional group of Amatur radio Ops… welcome to a great team! BK Next 4 Comments is

Scott W7SOT < NCS

<W7SOT My first field day I actually worked was this year, I was 1D, OR – only made 60 contacts, but had fun, and got some good self-training on FLDIGI – I worked

digital on 20, 40, and 80 – and voice on 40 and 80. Next year out of the house on batteries and solar panels I hope.

Untill next time, hope you all stay well!!

Scott < W7SOT

FB Scott tu it was very cool for me to work you as soon as I turned on the radio… I learned a lot about my KX3 this weekend I don’t use it much except

for CW and easily forget all the adjustments BK KG7VVN is having ps issues so we move along to Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20200107033348
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:974 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:

W1EEP 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 7 to 11dB
K7DV 100% KBD (S9) -4dB to -11dB
W5CLE 100% KBD
KR7KR 100% KBD
N5QDH 100% KBD (S8+)
K6QOG 100% KBD (S9+) 1 to 5dB
KS6M 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9) 0 to 4dB
WA7HHE 100% KBD, FLMSG (S9+) 5 to 8dB
KG7FGT 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 7 to 12dB
KG5DGI 100% KBD
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9 +15) 7dB
KD7CL 100% KBD (S9 +15) 8dB
KB7VX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 2 to 6dB
K6ETA 100% VidID (S9 +12) 0 to 5dB
KG7VEJ 100% KBD (S9) 3dB
W6DLW 100% KBD (S8+)
AE7LM 100% KBD (S9 +10) 1 to 9dB
W7SOT 100% KDB (S9 +15) 16dB
KG7VVN 100% VidID

ORCA welcomes back Jack KG7VEJ in Kanarraville, UT and David AE7LM in Hailey, ID. I didn’t participate in FD this year. I was busy with outdoor projects and making

snacks for my FD sweetheart, K7KY :-)

Band performing better than expected. Didn’t anticipate MFSK64 to CONFIRM 7 stns in 1 pass! Great to see all on the WF. Stay healthy and stay safe.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 0F34][WRAP:end] … end

Tnx, Mindy great signal report among many signal reports tonite… it’s always interesting to see how each different station copies us and the other stations…

BK KB7VX Bruce u wanted back in?

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY de KB7VX

Just to clarify. I tried using mu own masks but was told that is not ALLOWED. I can ONLY use the one THEY PROVIDE and NONE other. I tried asking for a new mask each

day and was told that the supply is too low, have to use it all week.

Also, having same glitch with FLDIGI, unable to turn off TXID. Please advise.

K7KY de KB7VX

We’ll have to think abt the RSID glitch abt the masks, it would seem u could void your contract with inadequate safety equipment available and unanbe to use ur own

it also seems right they would have advised u of this condx b4 coming best wishes for a good solution BK are there any qustions or follow up comments from

Active staions? < NCS

How about comments from Monitoring stations in ARRL dist 0-5? < NCS

ORCA NET de KG5DGI. I have missed nearly all of the NET, through piddle. One message on Queue line only – zero. No opening image.
73’s

Ed ur hving a tough time with ORCA lately… I’m wondering if ur house has sunk into a canyon? really, it’s just the band and lack of sun activity hopefully, it

will improve slowly we can only be patient BK any comments from stations in Dist 6-7? < NCS

KE6SLS go Jaye

TU Doug.

Bruce, I all BS on the policy there. Might want to consider if it’s worth it. That is crazy and putting you and probably ALL workers in extreme danger. be safe my

friend. also, your living arrangements sound wonderful. I bet it is absolute beautiful! was going to mention something else, but Bruces situation blew my mind. 73 all!

ke6sls btn

TU Jaye BK KB7VX Bruce I agree w/Jaye Mindy suggests u buy similar masks and bring them in ur lunch otherwise consider ur health and that of ur family is more

imporotant than this assignment btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
K7KY de KB7VX

Well, I guess I could try finding masks like theirs. Tnx for the suggestion, Mindy. Will look around. BUT masks are definitely in short supply narionwide. One other

thng is I could sterilize each mask daily in the microwave after soaking in water. What about that?
K7KY de KB7VX

U will know abt that better than me, Bruce make your best call on this assignment ur health cannot be purchased BK any more comments from any station? < NCS
OK last chance to comment or ck-in late < NCS

2020-06-30 20:49:11p 03:49:11z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KY

kb7vx de ke6sls
Bruce, just

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KG5DGI de KB7VX
KG5DGI de KB7VX

You still in there Ed?

KG5DGI de KB7VX

Do NOT wet sterilize! Fine catchment fiibers will matt. KG5DGI
de KG5DGI k

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
KG5DGI de KB7VX

OK thanks for the advice Ed. By the way, my friend, you have a nice signal here in Victorville tonight And you are a RASCAL — you are on the AmRRON nets. I heard
you more than once. Are you AmRRON member, as I am?

KG5DGI de KB7VX

Also on
SATERN ; and a long time AmRRON member.
de KG5DGI k

Before RSID: <<2020-07-01T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>
Ed
KG5DGI de KB7VX
k

stand by one Ed. Go DOug

KB7VX < K7KY Tnx, Bruce I was busy and forgot to remind the net about Western Digital Net on Thursday evening, 0230z 3.581, MFSK-32, Steve K6ETA NCS tnx Bruce &

Ed 73 Doug K7KY sk

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