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ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/NOV/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 23
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX RELAY: K7KY
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX RELAY: K7KY
__KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
__AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX RELAY: K7KY
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX RELAY: K7KY
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX RELAY: W6DLW
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX RELAY: W7WSV
__KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX RELAY: W1EEP
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Yikes! A very difficult band tonight. It took both of us, one as NCS and one as Relay, to run ck-in. A third of tonight’s ck-ins were Relayed. Thanks to Gene W1EEP, Dennis W6DLW, and Steve W7WSV for Relays. They were crucial to completing the Roster. Many regular members were unable to copy NCS or the Relay stations.

We had a pipeline to Utah, but nearly zero connection to stations North and South. Rick K0KEX in Smithville, N/W Missouri, copied us clearly. He probably could have worked the NBEMS Exercise too. Rick used his Kenwood TS 480 SAT @ 43w into a G5RV. Check his test images below. Richard KK6RJR in Bakersfield,CA didn’t copy either test image, but copied 86% of the FLAMP transmission in PSK-250R. John KD0NBHT in Kansas City,MO also copied 86% of the PSK-250R transmission and 100% of four FLAMP transmissions in the Traffic Round. That’s a remarkable testament to FLDIGI’s ability to decode signals in very adverse condx and FLAMP’s ability to minimize resend time and bandwidth.

The NBEMS Exercise was comprised of Utah stations only and we CONFIRMED all but one Op that lost contact. This was our most challenging band in recent memory. We generally expect 80m to settle down after Fall. The DST time shift usually improves connectivity. HF is always challenging for all modes of operation. When we have this much difficulty with digital operations, you can imagine the challenge for Phone nets. Hats-Off to those who persist thru very difficult band condx. It’s another factor that impels us to practice regularly. Many of you have persisted through these difficult seasons year after year.

We hope our regular members aren’t annoyed by repeated nudges and suggestions regarding very basic net Protocol compliance. We’re very appreciative of everyone that works the net and contributes to presenting a working model of efficient Amateur digital networking. We don’t expect incoming Ops to grasp and implement every Protocol in a couple sessions. It’s a lot to learn; we’re a training and practice net and we’re generally error-tolerant. We don’t all learn at the same pace or in the same manner.

We rarely get an Op that persists in ignoring Protocol and working as they like. We always try to resolve Protocol compliance issues off-air. We email them and/or Phone them if we can. When we exhaust our alternatives and patience, we’ll ask them to practice elsewhere. If we’ve no alternative path, we’ll ask them on-air. Thanks again to each of you that contribute to making ORCA a successful digital training and practice net. We work as a team; it’s the only way we work.

Images from the net:

K0KEX Smithville, MO
KD0NBH Kansas City, MO
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ

We’re approaching our 9th Anniversary in January 2022. Much has changed since we set out to develop a digital traffic-handling training net. Many of you have been with us for years and our achievements are certainly the result of the time and energy each of you have invested all these years. It’s been an inspiring adventure in teamwork; certainly the most satisfying radio project we’ve participated in.

Today, America is much different than 2013. A Pandemic, real or contrived, social, political, and financial upheaval, and deep uncertainty about the future, contribute to a stressful background to everyday life. So much has changed, it feels like we’re in another Country and another time. We sense further disruptions ahead and anticipate having to make changes in our own activities. The future has never seemed so uncertain. Stay focused; be prepared to adapt quickly. Keep friends and family close.
Semper Paratus
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA < W7ZAP
I have the following stn from my RX buffer:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
BK
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

DE KL7RI KL7RI QNX QNX

de WY7 q÷rSJM QNX

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
BK

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
< W7ZAP

K7HDX QNX

K7HDX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
Bk
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ncs de ke7zpg qn

KE7ZPG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
BK
next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

< WA7HHE GE

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
GE Brad
BK
next 4 early ck-n < W7ZA

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

KC7MAW < W7ZAP QSL Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
BK QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
kd0nbh, qnx

KD0NBH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
GE John
BK
next 4 ck-in < W7ZAP

AD7DQ < W7ZAP U active or QNX Ron?? < W7ZAP

AD7DQ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AD7DQ < K7KY TU Ron
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

KR7KR

KR7KR < W7ZAP QSL Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
BK QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

ORCA < W7ZAP
Looks like we have poor band condx tonight… if u see a ck-in that we don’t respond to… pls relay
BK
QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW < K7KY TU Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < NCS

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Was there another stn trying to ck-in?? come agn < W7ZAPxe etISu”sqstneåLaRet


k0kex k0kex QNX


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K0KEX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
Band looks better long to the midwest than on the west coast
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

NCS DE KE6SLS*
NVIS=NIL K


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KE6SLS* < W7ZAP TU Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
GE Jaye… lite but 100% cpy
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

NCS  W7WSV QNX

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
BK

KG7VVN < W7ZAP TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
BK
And there may have been another stn in there… come agn pse < W7ZAP

KK6RJR – QNX

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX NIL

Just 1 min and I’ll reply < W7ZAP

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
BK

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
got u the 1st time… poor band
BK
Anyone else 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS W6DLW Relay KA7ERV QNX

KA7ERV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX RELAY: W6DLW
BK
W < W7ZAP
BK
W6DLW < W7ZAP u cking in? < W7ZAP

Vid ID agn pse < W7ZAP’

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW Videdo Id was me.

W6DLW < W7ZAP TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
Tnx Dennis
BK
anyone else 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

VTe #A jnQNX

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < NCS

WA7HHE < W7ZAP
Brad pls relay to KW6M we hv him QNX < W7ZAP

KWTM < WA7HHE NCS ADVISES THEY HAVE YOU COPY?

QSL TU DE KW6M

RELAY: KF7ZIY QNX
<WtSV

NCS THATS A RR < WA7HHE

TU Brad
BK

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX RELAY: W7WSV
BK
anyone else b4 we begin?? < W7ZAP

Please Stand By < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < NCS
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX RELAY: W6DLW
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX RELAY: W7WSV
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2021-11-30 19:33:24p 03:33:24z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 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

NBEMS Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay Focused, Exercise is brisk.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and FILL
or CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

Traffic Round: NCS calls FLAMP Exercise Stations
for practice traffic (Advanced Exercise files).
No Traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

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

W1EEP < W7ZAP Gene pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

W1EEP Relaying 4 ORCA Digital net not
coping NCS – Check QRU,QTC,QST,QNX here
W1EEP

kj7vgv relay

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX RELAY: W1EEP
Tnx Gene
BK

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20210112034021
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20210112012654
<blankform>
:mg:789 ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/NOV/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 23
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX RELAY: W6DLW
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX RELAY: W7WSV
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX RELAY: W1EEP
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 9ED2][WRAP:end] … end

Tonight’s NBEMS Exercise returns to the FLMSG form ICS-213.

Our first use of the Path Evaluation Macro highlighted an interesting question. What causes transmitted images to decode fragmented? Fragmented images are not the same as slanted images related to soundcard calibration. Check-out images sent by macro in last week’s Net Report. Note that the image we received from Tom WB7EUX in Joseph,OR was decoded differently by NCSs. This is unusual. Note too that Mi`e8n6 Eu³ahawsc1eoÈ:@ jW2?

Tonight’s NBEMS Exercise returns to the FLMSG form ICS-213.

Our first use of the Path Evaluation Macro highlighted an interesting question. What causes transmitted images to decode fragmented? Fragmented images are not the same as slanted images related to soundcard calibration. Check-out images sent by macro in last week’s Net Report. Note that the image we received from Tom WB7EUX in Joseph,OR was decoded differently by NCSs. This is unusual. Note too that Mindy’s image, while fragmented, is sharper that Doug’s. Further down the page, we both received Steve W7WSV’s images fragmented. Reviewing past beginning/ending images, you’ll see that Steve often decodes our image transmissions fragmented. Steve suggests that image fragmentation may be caused by a number of factors, like propagation, PC processor speed and/or memory, antenna, path conditions, etc. If you know the answer, we’d love to hear it.

Our antennas are 70′ apart and 90deg opposed, one 210′ @ 80′, the other 135′ @ 145′. We usually receive images a bit different in clarity, but identical in structure. Receiving a single image transmission one correct and one fragmented is unusual. Multipath might be responsible. Whatever causes images we receive from Steve to fragment seems to be consistent. These two clues may help us understand the issue.

We recently heard from Matthew Curtin KD8TTE in Ohio. You may recall Matthew was principle to adding digital to the Buckeye Net last year. He’s made some changes and we think you’ll find his approach to EMCOMM training interesting. Here’s an excerpt from his email:

“I’m writing to let you know about some developments since we last talked about the Buckeye Net Mixed. We’re still at it, though no longer under the auspices of Buckeye Net, and now as an AUXCOMM net in connection with the annual BLACK SWAN exercise. Details including our training program with video instruction, tasks for the week, on-air operations, and ongoing projects are all available from https://www.blackswancomex.org/net.

I suspect that your members might be most interested in the QSP radio newsletter that we’ve developed as an outgrowth of the BLACK SWAN training.

https://www.blackswancomex.org/qsp.

By the way I’ll also be presenting at the ARRL Annual Convention early next year in Orlando. Quite a trek but if any of your folks are going to be there I hope that we’ll have a chance to meet and chat for a bit.”

Check this video for an overview of Blackswan exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7FMnxHVpio
Matthew’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1NTJpAdzOEtP-vJ7_TH-Q

Next Thursday is Western Digital Net’s ‘Newcomers Net’. At WDN, NTS traffic can be sent directly into the NTS digital backbone. It’s easy; learn how during Newcomers Net. Or, check-in QRU (no traffic) and participate in the Comment Round. Net members are interested in your station, experience, radio responsibilities, etc. WDN is friendly and supportive. Check-it-out, Thursday, same time and freq as ORCA.

Whew! Tough band tonight. Tnx for the relays… much needed.
Test images to UT look good… elsewhere… who knows!
BK

Over to Doug K7KY w/tonite’s NBEMS Mode Shoot-Out/exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

For REPOR

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
GE Our NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK-250R (220wpm,250hz,80%).
We’ll fill with THOR 50×1 (176wpm,900hz), & ‘MFSK-22 (80wpm,
435bw,FEC). < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
al MaecgraOi tË h3 ohal
Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:49Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>
KiV i rtR oORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 DD65>{44C8}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 E135>{44C8}20211201012602:ex235.txt
<ID 16 AB8C>{44C8}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9CFC>{44C8}491 8 64
<DESC 12 6936>{44C8}ex#235
<FILE 30 E135>{44C8}20211201012602:ex235.txt
<ID 16 AB8C>{44C8}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9CFC>{44C8}491 8 64
<DESC 12 6936>{44C8}ex#235
<DATA 72 10E3>{44C8:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In F
<DATA 72 C456>{44C8:2}LMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex235.213’.
Make ‘In
<DATA 72 2EA7>{44C8:3}c:’= ex#235. Make ‘To’= W7ZAP. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= N
<DATA 72 509F>{44C8:4}BEMS Exercise. Copy the following question to
‘Originator/Messa
<DATA 72 FD4B>{44C8:5}ge:’.

How long have you worked ORCA DIGITAL NET?

Reply @,
<DATA 72 19A6>{44C8:6}’Responder/Reply’.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, s
<DATA 72 CA84>{44C8:7}end ‘URCALL_ex235.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. B
<DATA 51 F7BD>{44C8:8}efore sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 0C1F>{44C8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 AC13>{44C8:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:50Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>

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

We begin with … W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W1EEP
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 10 B760>{44C8}1 8
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 10 1766>{44C8}1 2
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

Had to relaunch digi
flamp didn’t load and it had two fldigi
de KR7KR k

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W6DLW
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 15 B5EC>{44C8}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KG7VVN
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 14 6BCE>{44C8}PREAMBLE
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:53Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 DD65>{44C8}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 E135>{44C8}20211201012602:ex235.txt
<ID 16 AB8C>{44C8}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9CFC>{44C8}491 8 64
<DESC 12 6936>{44C8}ex#235
<FILE 30 E135>{44C8}20211201012602:ex235.txt
<ID 16 AB8C>{44C8}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 9CFC>{44C8}491 8 64
<DESC 12 6936>{44C8}ex#235
<DATA 72 10E3>{44C8:1}OPTIONAL – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In F
<DATA 72 C456>{44C8:2}LMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex235.213′.
Make ‘In
<DATA 72 2EA7>{44C8:3}c:’= ex#235. Make ‘To’= W7ZAP. Make ‘Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= N
<DATA 72 509F>{44C8:4}BEMS Exercise. Copy the following question to
‘Originator/Messa
<DATA 72 FD4B>{44C8:5}ge:’.

How long have you worked ORCA DIGITAL NET?

Reply @,
<DATA 72 19A6>{44C8:6}’Responder/Reply’.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, s
<DATA 72 CA84>{44C8:7}end ‘URCALL_ex235.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. B
<DATA 51 F7BD>{44C8:8}efore sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 0C1F>{44C8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 AC13>{44C8:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:54Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W1EEP
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 15 B5EC>{44C8}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 15 B5EC>{44C8}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 14 88F2>{44C8}2 5 7 8
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KG7VVN
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 12 CD78>{44C8}6 7 8
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:57Z MFSK-22 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 DD65>{44C8}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 C456>{44C8:2}LMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex235.213′.
Make ‘In
<DATA 72 FD4B>{44C8:5}ge:’.

How long have you worked ORCA DIGITAL NET?

Reply @,
<DATA 72 19A6>{44C8:6}’Responder/Reply’.

If you complete this OPTIONAL exercise, s
<DATA 72 CA84>{44C8:7}end ‘URCALL_ex235.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. B
<DATA 51 F7BD>{44C8:8}efore sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’. 9
<CNTL 10 0C1F>{44C8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 AC13>{44C8:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:58Z MFSK-22 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 8 24BB>{44C8}2
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW < K7KY Dennis pse send blk#2 in this mode tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < K7KY < K7KY Brad pse send blk#2 in this mode tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W1EEP < K7KY Gene pse send blk#2 in this mode tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W1EEP

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 C456>{44C8:2}LMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex235.213′.
Make ‘In
<CNTL 10 0C1F>{44C8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 AC13>{44C8:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 8 24BB>{44C8}2
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:03Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 DD65>{44C8}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 C456>{44C8:2}LMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex235.213’.
Make ‘In
<DATA 72 C456>{44C8:2}LMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex235.213’.
Make ‘In
<DATA 72 C456>{44C8:2}LMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,’URCALL_ex235.213’.
Make ‘In
<CNTL 10 0C1F>{44C8:EOF}
<CNTL 10 AC13>{44C8:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:04Z MFSK-22 @ 1500>>
KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex235.txt
<MISSING 15 B5EC>{44C8}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Definitely a tough band tonight… good thing all the Active stations are in Utah they are hearing us better than anyone else.. thanks to Gene W1EEP for the relay… btn < K7KY

Interesting mode choices 4 tonight Doug… wasn’t sure how well they’d perform.
Looks like we have good path to most of UT tonight.
PSK-250R (1) CONFIRMED
THOR 50×1 (2) ” ”
MFSK-22 (1) ” ”
MFSK-32 (0) ” ”
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:05:58p 04:05:58z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP DE W1EEP

<PROG 21 0A82>{9229}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 43 FE33>{9229}20211201035936:ex235 urcall W1EEP.txt
<ID 18 09B0>{9229}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 14 9F52>{9229}118 2 64
<DATA 72 FC70>{9229:1}I think we have worked the ORCA net for 6 to 7 years you were th
<DATA 62 512B>{9229:2}e second hf digital net I have been with and the best.
<CNTL 10 60A7>{9229:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C0AB>{9229:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

DE W7ZAP
File : ex235 urcall W1EEP.txt
<MISSING 15 FE51>{9229}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

W7ZAP DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 47D9>{2FED}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 BC67>{2FED}20211201040027:WA7HHE_ex235.213
<ID 38 6104>{2FED}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 14 4516>{2FED}293 4 80
<DESC 20 9C3F>{2FED}NBEMS exercise
<DATA 88 6A6F>{2FED:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADSXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DcHto3Mb1i50HNiRmmiXCS21GjIU+Gb
<DATA 88 02A9>{2FED:2}zCMKYVeOvBhr+hLAID+ot093haOJI/PG1ue/Cp9ayvodeuVwBiY5+1GPp5bWpZnKjmAN4J43iBkbNKne
<DATA 88 6336>{2FED:3}UeYJYvLmALAv6XX/5EZA4WRSoBOTzQOfAFRzXBCMtzXGLACu/erwPzF0YPElZzAyiTWKG28NA6PrFZZS
<DATA 61 130B>{2FED:4}MX1UZVWz3X29KbPDAVB7zm0i7bjXq+DHwaIzehegvQA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 ADDF>{2FED:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0DD3>{2FED:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

DE W7ZAP
File : WA7HHE_ex235.213
<MISSING 15 58CF>{2FED}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Ken KR7KR 4 Traffic < NCS

QST DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 6E6A>{B15E}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 36 743D>{B15E}20211201040820:KR7KR_ex235.213
<ID 23 401E>{B15E}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
<SIZE 14 3098>{B15E}321 6 64
<DATA 72 97C7>{B15E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADwXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 6650>{B15E:2}g5BdZhEYK5u+eX6JZLPpheXgKk6GzldWzXu2AeBVomLyyfJuk8x81BkPytG559Uh
<DATA 72 1B68>{B15E:3}xJBiDBqpO+AAmOb/9rmJpr+b1CwEiOVE/sLi+1hT45Os7FfzuvVWOUXBYbBduOjl
<DATA 72 7A94>{B15E:4}U8i6T3RssRbUnOOpfqTkWPMXRNVpL/C+30Z51mpyNCP3utSehtSfl8ELl0MuK4JG
<DATA 72 37B7>{B15E:5}sO3OSQacGcThvO54+ASGFKwrDLaOmhnwvACxk9CaMN2hy8rcgOE4A==
[b64:end
<DATA 9 3D7D>{B15E:6}] <CNTL 10 BB8C>{B15E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1B80>{B15E:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

DE W7ZAP
File : KR7KR_ex235.213
<MISSING 15 1C4F>{B15E}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

KG7VVN Bruno ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP de KG7VVN QRU

Over to Dennis W6DLW 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP DE W6DLW

<PROG 18 B42B>{433D}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 31 AA0B>{433D}20211201035813:EX#235.213
<ID 28 F4F6>{433D}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
<SIZE 14 EAAA>{433D}313 5 64
<DATA 72 6132>{433D:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADjXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdVMTRpo04ZcTrqbG
<DATA 72 160C>{433D:2}rNwpQsqOuHXKCO112G7qUeN+yhKTeqS2gOD+/G6ybtRGDfAdZD0y6hoiV1mFZvVV
<DATA 72 8237>{433D:3}Ag35JshC56zZN/CvPJYakaAgk3FpvhrxYZbgKlEu2HPW0brTKPnmokpcfr48tQ3j
<DATA 72 F33D>{433D:4}iD0sqfBTaAM7syG2a2SvPxJyuIjp+Pm6YeqkaCrQMR7Yye6+kk6sSTDrtjSQ5ZGO
<DATA 65 A5CE>{433D:5}0MRY0PMSq8/piVIz9dB5DXXMWI8mnAVFYBsl9Gt0rYAAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 D124>{433D:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7128>{433D:EOT}

DE W6DLW K

DE W7ZAP
File : EX#235.213
<MISSING 15 1C33>{433D}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Great signals out of UT tonight
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:14:40p 04:14:40z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP DE W1EEP ALL GOOD LOOKS LIKE THE ONLY STATIONS THAT PLAYED WERE SO UTAH SO WE ARE PROUD THAT WE ARE ABLE TO GET SUCH GREAT RESPONSE IN THE SO PART OF UTAH. WE REALLY ENJOY WORKING THE BACK FREQUENCY AND PLAYING THE ORCA NET IS GREAT THANKS TO THE 2 PEOPLE THAT PUT IN SO MUCH TIME TO MAKE IT GREAT 28 DEGREES HERE IN PINE VALLEY 73’S TO ALL

UT really shines with excellent digital radio Ops… a pleasure to work with you guys
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE Holiday Season is here, we have a great county ECOMM group, currently refurbishing the County CERT trailers Public Safety Communications room. Should be much nicer. Also preparing for our Five County Health Department Communication exercise. County facilities will send an HICS 214 to the Health Department. Then lots of Christmas Parties. Nothing more fun than Ham Radio and Christmas parties with our amateur radio friends. 73’s to all Brad

That’s great about trailers. Have a fun holiday season… we all need it!
BK

Over to Ken KR7KR 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA net < KR7KR
Signals up and down tonight
I also have a local noise problem I need to resolve
Thanks for the net
73 to all

de KR7KR k

GL resolving the noise issue. Tnx 4 working w/us tonite!
BK
KE6SLS* Jaye ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA DN DE A.R.S. KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! CA using 50w on the doublet.

w7zap, -10db, 80%, FLM ?% <chksum errors>
k7ky, -10db, 80%, FLA 0
WA7HHE, 15db, 100%, FLA 100%
KR7KR, 8db, 100%, FLA 100%
KG7VVN, 8db, 100%,
W6DLW, 11db, 100%, FLA 100%
W1EEP, 15db, 100%
KR7KR, 8db, 100%

Wow, I fear we have a few months of these conditions. EG, ZERO NVIS for closer stations. As I reported, Utah stations booming in!

Our NBEMS & Winlink nets are on stand-by for December. Gives us a chance ready for a new year.

net zipping by! At least today we finally got some sunshine on the solar panels. Perhaps we will luck out with more sun tomorrow and get some juice in the BIG BATTERY. :)

Stay well, keep the peace, and look for you ‘down the log’.

73
Jaye ke6sls k

I hv u at (S7-8) 100% cpy. Tough 4 ck-in of west coast stns. Tnx for ur comments Jaye!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA/NCS GE Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Running with a HF vertical Hustler 4 BTV w/ 80 M resonator on top. Didn’t notice any improvement at all maybe worse. Lost NCS for quite a while during excercise and could not RX the excercise then came back w/W1EEP traffic

Sig Rprt:

NCS -13, 9 db KBD 80-100% FLMSG 100% FLAMP PSK 250 R (28db) 0% Thor 50×1 (-9,-3 db) 67% MFSK 22 (-9,-4 db)
KE6SLS -1 db KBD 100%
W6DLW FLAMP (-10,-8 db) 100%
KE6SLS -6, +4 db KBD 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! :-) 73 < KG7VVN

Ur S9 +12 … not sure how it compares to ur other ant.
BK
W6DLW Dennis ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA NCS< W7ZAP> Tried to send blk #2 but couldn’t get it to type in the format. I’m sure it’s Op error. Thanks for the opportunity to do the relay. I trust everyone had a great Thanksgiving? Not a lot to share tonight. Started the Christmas decorating today. Weather has been unusually warm these last few weeks as daytime Temps are in the low to middle 60’s with lots of sunshine. Everyone please be safe. 73 to all. W6DLW.

Tnx 4 trying! Sunny wx here in Brookings past couple of days. Enjoy the holidays!
BK
Next 4 Comments is Doug K7KY < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < K7KY

Wow! Tough band tonight. It took both of us to run ck-in and compile the Roster.

Attn’ CW Ops: CW Ops tend to text in all lowercase. For digital operations, it’s important to send your CALLSIGN in CAPS. As you know, HF is noisy. Your CALLSIGN in CAPS stands out nicely from the noise and lower case traffic. Thank you.

An important aspect of our training curriculum is parsing and implementing written instructions. It’s fundamental to passing digital traffic correctly. Our format and Exercises contain elements designed to increase ‘reading comprehension’.

Net Protocols define net operations. Net Protocols are not suggestions; they’re operating directives. Following net Protocols reflects your understanding of net operations. Following net Protocols helps present a consistent model of efficient Amateur digital networking for incoming Operators. You correct participation is important. Thanks for helping us manage a useful digital training net.

Rainbow Canyons ARC digital Ops have really contributed to ORCA’s development and success. We really appreciate their participation and support.

Jaye KE6SLS has been with us nearly nine years now. He joined when we moved to HF, very soon after beginning.

BTN < Doug K7KY
< K7KY

Good point on the CALLSIGN in CAPS… otherwise gets lost in the noise.
Great comments Doug! We’re blessed to have great Ops to work with
BK

R there follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < W7ZAP/NCS

Yes, de jjsn0EaLS ..

with Dennis, it would be GREAT if you nruld help him figure out how to send
t Phat block. What a perfect learneing experience before he closes FLAMP.

end suggestion. Tnx all 73
ke6sls k

Thanks for the suggestion Jaye
BK

W6DLW < W7ZAP Dennis do u need help with FLAMP? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
No, I figured it out after you moved on.

Sounds good Dennis! See u on the WF agn soon :-)
BK
Anyone else w/comments b4 we close and open Monitor’s session?? < W7ZAP

Any Comments by Monitors or Lurkers? Late Ck-Ins? Come Now w/Pre-Tone
After closing, we’ll FILL or CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations. < W7ZAP/NCS

2030L – 0430Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Monitor’s Session
First, we’ll make a short Roster. Pse Pre-Tone.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the ADVANCED Exercise.
When called, send your file or state your need.
We can Fill other net traffic after Exercise files.
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-12-01T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Looks like no Ops 4 Monitor’s Net tonite… so we’ll close the net… good time to close both our kbds have slowed down… BK
KE6SLS u still hr? < K7KY

< K7KY QRT

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 21/Jun/22 Check-In/Rotation Check-ins: 18 Stations: __W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX __N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX __KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA __W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX KJ7VGV [...]

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