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

Check-ins: 34
Stations:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
__W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
__N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
__W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
__KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO QNX
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA Late
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only

Band condx were not good by any measure, but sufficient for passing digital traffic. We missed a before-net check and didn’t notice Doug K7KY’s power was 15w for 90% of Ck-In. We were back to 35w in time to catch a DX station, Neil W0NRP in Lee’s Summit,MO. His path, MO<>OR, was sufficient to CONFIRM files in the after-net Monitor’s Session. The digital modes really shine in unfavorable band condx. Consider our Phone net colleagues; their nets are really difficult these days.

ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes two new stations, Mike KC7MAW in Port Orchard,WA, and Claude KB7WB in Nine Mile Falls,WA. We’ll ask them to log in QNX and Monitor a few sessions to learn net protocols and the FLAMP Exercise. And, Welcome back to Larry N7SND in Cedar City,UT. We hold a brief Monitor’s Session after net to FILL/CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations working the FLAMP Exercise silently. This is the best path for preparing to ck-in Active and work the FLAMP Exercise.

Did you notice Roster demographics tonight? We have nine stations in Utah, and six in Washington. There’s been a steady increase in Northern Washington stations lately. Good on them for conducting digital training on VHF. VHF/UHF is excellent for learning NBEMS software before matriculating to HF where propagation alone is challenging.

Again tonight the FLAMP Exercise was full, eight Active stations. We Filled some stations by Relay. We look for opportunities to work Relays. Relays are our pathway through difficult band condx; Relay practice is essential. FLAMP enables you to Relay any blocks you’ve decoded, even when you’ve not yet CONFIRMED the complete file. That’s handy. Good work with the newest FLAMP Advanced Exercise; 80% Aced it. This Exercise simulates creating/editing traffic before forwarding.

Occasionally, someone urges us to augment ck-in with internet apps like NetLogger. We prefer to train as we may have to work in emergency conditions. Internet aside, there may be no commercial power, adverse WX, and confusion. We train and practice as we expect to work. If conditions are not dire, we’ll be even better prepared. Thanks for your ongoing support. Without your interest and participation we would not be a digital Training net. Your training and practice creates a weekly working model of efficient and effective digital networking. Others are learning from your example.

Signal Evaluation Images:

RX #1: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #2: KE6SLS Eureka, CA
RX #1: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #2: KG7VVN Beryl, UT
RX #1: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #2: KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
RX #1: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #2: KS6M Oakland, CA
RX #1: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #2: W6ADZ Reno, NV
RX #1: W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX #2: W6DLW Cedar City, UT
RX #1: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #2: W7WSV Mesa, AZ
RX #1: AB6KX Corona, CA
RX #2: KB6NN Eureka, CA
RX #2: KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
RX #1: KM7H Addy, WA
RX #1: W1EEP Pine Valley, UT

Remember these nets conducted primarily (4/5) by ORCA Ops:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1484, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/USA)

Wednesday, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1915m/0215z, 3.581+1500, MT63-1kL, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0330z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)

Saturday, SATERN Int’l Digi Net, 1200C/1800z, 14.065+1476, Olivia 16/1K, AD5XJ/NCS (USA)

Thanks for working with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

KJ7BHK Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-in
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here… < KJ7BHK

KJ7BHK < K6ETA Can u relay me in as K6ETA* ??

DE W1EEP QNX

<JK6ETA Steve I hv u tu < K7KY

K6ETA < KJ7BHK, SORRY, I HIT THE RELAY MACRO BY MISTAKE. SORRY FOR CONFUSION

KJ7BHK < K6ETA RR BTN < K6ETA

ORCA I hv these stations already:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCSR ttn

<KG7VEJ> QNX

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WB7TZD

KG7VEJ < K7KY TU Jack
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
Jack u can leave off the brackets tu < NCS

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

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

WB7TZD

WB7TZD < K7KY GE Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA < K7KY

W5CLE W5CLE QNX

W5CLE < K7KY TU Charles
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX < NCSD:RnºenTt

NCS < N7DHW N7DHW QNX

N7DHW < K7KY TU Dennis
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX < NCS
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

<TX>K6ETA / NCS < <MYCALL> <MYNAME> QNX<RX>K7KY / NCS < W7PFB QNX

W7PFB < K7KY TU Paul
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
Paul, that was an unusual ck-in string (-: < NCS

lol fixed that macro sri de w7pfb

RR no problem it’s a training net < K7KY

KJ7BHK

KJ7BHK < K7KY RR Brian TU
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA
Next? < NCS
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCSNjeittn

NCS < WA7HHE 1 QST

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

9Last station ur @ 1636 net is @ 1500 tu < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCSDn n

DE N2RSN QNX

N2RSN < K7KY TU David
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX < NCS

KI7TPD*

KI7TPD < K7KY TU Fred
KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

KI7TPD* < K7KY GE Fred
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT < NCS
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

AB6KX Dave Corona, CA

AB6KX < K7KY RR Dave TU
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA

Next? < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCSB

KS6M

KS6M < K7KY RR John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA < NCSP ;-twtn

W6ADZ QNX

W6ADZ < K7KY TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

KM7HJim QNX

W7WSV QNX

KM7H < K7KY TU Jim
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX < NCS

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX < NCS

KB7WB Claude, Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX

KB7WB < K7KY TU Claude
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
GE & Welcome to ORCA Claude I’ll log u QNX for a few sessions while you learn a bit about our protocols and conventions. If you would like to rx the Net Report notice by email. pse send a note to ncs@orcadigitalnet.com tu BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCS

de WY7SJM WY7SJM QNX

KJ7HMV Gary DM09CKQNX

WY7SJM < K7KY TU Steve
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX < NCS

KJ7HMV < K7KY TU Gary
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS

NCS < W6DLW

W6DLW < K7KY GE Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < K7KY

ORCA/K7KY KG7VVN *

KG7VVN* < K7KY GE Bruno
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
k7ky de ka7erv
ka7erv centerville, id
qnx
de ka7erv

KA7ERV < K7KY TU Rob
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
SEND on 1 line:
CALL (Active)
CALL QNX (Monitor)
CALL,NAME,QTH (1st Time) < K7KY/NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

K6QOG < K7KY RR Bill TU
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
Next? < NCS

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < K7KY GE Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KC7MAW KC7MAW MIKE, PORT ORCHARD, WA, QNX

KC7MAW < K7KY TU Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
GE Mike & Welcome aboard I’ll log u QNX for a few session while u learn our routines if you wud like email notice of Net Reports, pse send email to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com tu < K7KY

NCS de ke6sls*
TU

KE6SLS* < K7KY GE Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA < NCS
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA

2021-03-30 19:30:06p 02:30:06z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/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

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

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)

FLDIGI CONFIG’:
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 < NCS

KJ7BHK < K7KY Brian pse relay call 4 ck-in tu < K7KY

KJ7BHK Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-in
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here… < KJ7BHK

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
qnx
de w0nrp k

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS < KJ7BHK, NOTHING HEARD

FB Brian tu BK

W0NRP < K7KY TU Neil
W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO QNX
GE Neil Welcome to ORCA sri ur not new so Welcome back (-: BK

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

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20213103023754
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:951 ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/Mar/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 30
Stations:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 15FF][WRAP:end] … end

ORCA I didn’t realize thru ck-in that my station was @ 15w now 35w we may have missed W0NRP in MO BK

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise distributes the file, ‘ex213.txt’, an FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP Exercise.
If you complete the OPTIONAL/ADVANCED Exercise within, send that file to NCS in the Traffic
Round with FLAMP.

Thanks for working the FLAMP Exercise last session. CONFIRMING 8 stations usually takes all
three transmissions, creating opportunities for Relays. Filling stations by Relay is a powerful
FLAMP feature. Fill blocks can be Relayed by any station with the needed blocks even before
they’ve CONFIRMED 100% copy.

Experimenting with OFDM modes continues. Thanks to those helping explore the new mode. You
need FLDIGI Alpha V4.1.18.17 – .22 to test OFDM. If OFDM passes muster with Dave W1HKJ, it
will be included in stable version 4.1.19. When/if this happens, we’ll be using OFDM in the weekly
FLAMP Exercise. FLDIGI Alpha versions: http://www.w1hkj.com/alpha/fldigi/

Locking FLDIGI on 3.581+1500 is important. It effects how well your station copies net
signals and how well others copy you. Check this email observation by Darrell W6ADZ:
‘Something I noticed from watching the WF, very few stations were right at 1500.
Some a few Hz above and some a few Hz below, with about a quarter right on.’

OFDM is about three times more tuning-sensitive than MFSK. It doesn’t tolerate much difference
between TX & RX stations; more than 5hz degrades decoding. MFSK is also sensitive about tuning,
but less so than OFDM. You may notice during nets that some stations are not right on 1500wf.
A couple hertz is not out-of-spec for Amateur radios, but a difference between TX & RX will hinder
decoding depending on mode and band condx. Digital nets on 3.581 generally use MFSK-32 for net
operations. MFSK can tolerate a 16hz offset before decoding degrades. If you’re not on the net
frequency, it may cause NCS to miss some or all of your transmission. If your soundcard is not
calibrated, you may not be where you think you are. Check your sound card calibration with FLDIGI’s
WWV Mode. FLDIGI Manual 4.1.15, sec3.50, WWV codec PPM measurement. This is a very easy
calibration; you can do it while surfing.

Another tuning feature that effects decoding is RX signal amplitude. This can be fine-tuned in the
waterfall O-Scope (SIG Button). The RX waveform should be just within the gray lines. FLDIGI
Manual 4.1.15, sec3.9, RX/TX Audio Levels.

Our most frequent FLAMP Exercise error involves newer Ops copying the file 100% and immediately
working the OPTIONAL/ADVANCED Exercise without CONFIRMING 100% copy when NCS calls for
REPORTS. When stations ignore REPORT calls, but later send the OPTIONAL/ADVANCED file for Traffic,
it’s obvious why they didn’t reply. They began working the Advanced exercise before completing the
primary. Reading and understanding the Exercise instructions is crucial to working the Exercise
correctly. See the ‘New Ops’ tab at: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

When you’re reading and implementing written instructions consistently on a Training net, you’ll
be confident and capable on a busy Emergency Net.

Thanks for emailing the ORIGINAL Signal Evaluation images to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com
(more file location/manipulation practice) Your test images reflect your path to NCS.

Net Report posted soon: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

Next is the FLAMP Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
CONFIRM primary file to NCS b4 working the ADVANCED Exercise.

Tonight’s FLAMP Exercise is all THOR and begins in THOR-100, (352wpm, 1800hz).
We’ll fill with THOR-50×1, (176wpm, 900hz), and THOR-22 (78wpm, 524hz).
Check your Filters, WIDE mode Ahead…. < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:47Z THOR 100 @ 1500>>
{4457:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS is the primary Exercise
<DATA 72 5975>{4457:2}
—–
ADVANCED File-Manipulation Exercise (ONLY after REPORTI
<DATA 72 641E>{4457:3}NG primary CONFIRMED)

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,
<DATA 72 1082>{4457:4}’URCALL_ex213.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ex#213. Make ‘To’= K7KY. Make
<DATA 72 136C>{4457:5}’Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= Field Report.

Scroll up in the RX
<DATA 72 ADCC>{4457:6} window to Announcements. Copy the first
sentence of the first
<DATA 72 D3F8>{4457:7}paragraph and paste in into the
‘Originator’ tab.

Send ‘URCA
<DATA 72 84E8>{4457:8}LL_ex212.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round.
Before se
<DATA 42 59C5>{4457:9}nding,change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 9
<CNTL 10 3408>{4457:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9404>{4457:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:47Z THOR 100 @ 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… WB7TZD

DE WB7TZD WB7TZD
NOCOPY
BTU WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7BHK

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
< KJ7BHK, NO COPY

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 15 D695>{4457}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 15 D695>{4457}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W6DLW
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 10 DF72>{4457}5 6
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

DE K6QOG
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 16 5147>{4457}1 2 3 4 9
DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

no copy – strong interfering digital signal at 1900 de wb7eux

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pse relay file in THOR 50×1 w/TxID
TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 351D>{4457}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 D3C0>{4457}20210330185700:ex213.txt
<ID 17 6179>{4457}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 A265>{4457}546 9 64
<DATA 72 9D65>{4457:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS is the primary Exercise
<DATA 72 5975>{4457:2}
—–
ADVANCED File-Manipulation Exercise (ONLY after REPORTI
<DATA 72 641E>{4457:3}NG primary CONFIRMED)

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,
<DATA 72 1082>{4457:4}’URCALL_ex213.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ex#213. Make ‘To’= K7KY. Make
<DATA 72 136C>{4457:5}’Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= Field Report.

Scroll up in the RX
<DATA 72 ADCC>{4457:6} window to Announcements. Copy the first
sentence of the first
<DATA 72 D3F8>{4457:7}paragraph and paste in into the
‘Originator’ tab.

Send ‘URCA
<DATA 72 84E8>{4457:8}LL_ex212.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round.
Before se
<DATA 42 59C5>{4457:9}nding,change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 9
<CNTL 10 3408>{4457:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9404>{4457:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:54Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD < W7ZAP Tom agn pse in this mode < W7ZAP

DE WB7TZD
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 14 124A>{4457}PREAMBLE
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
KJ7BHK

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KJ7BHK
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 15 D695>{4457}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7BHK K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX

DE AB6KX
File :nassigned
<MISSING 16 A035>{4457}2 4 7 8 9
DE AB6KX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE W6DLW
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 15 D695>{4457}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K6QOG

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 15 D695>{4457}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T02:58Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 351D>{4457}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 30 D3C0>{4457}20210330185700:ex213.txt
<ID 17 6179>{4457}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 A265>{4457}546 9 64
<FILE 30 D3C0>{4457}20210330185700:ex213.txt
<ID 17 6179>{4457}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 A265>{4457}546 9 64
<DATA 72 9D65>{4457:1}
REPORTING this file ‘CONFIRMED’ to NCS is the primary Exercise
<DATA 72 5975>{4457:2}
—–
ADVANCED File-Manipulation Exercise (ONLY after REPORTI
<DATA 72 641E>{4457:3}NG primary CONFIRMED)

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named,
<DATA 72 1082>{4457:4}’URCALL_ex213.213′.
Make ‘Inc:’= ex#213. Make ‘To’= K7KY. Make
<DATA 72 136C>{4457:5}’Fm’= URCALL.
Make ‘Sub’= Field Report.

Scroll up in the RX
<DATA 72 ADCC>{4457:6} window to Announcements. Copy the first
sentence of the first
<DATA 72 D3F8>{4457:7}paragraph and paste in into the
‘Originator’ tab.

Send ‘URCA
<DATA 72 84E8>{4457:8}LL_ex212.213’ to NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round.
Before se
<DATA 42 59C5>{4457:9}nding,change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’. 9
<CNTL 10 3408>{4457:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9404>{4457:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:01Z THOR 22 @ 1500>>
WB7TZD

DE WB7TZD
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 15 D695>{4457}CONFIRMED
DE WB7TZD K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX

DE AB6KX
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 16 A035>{4457}2 4 7 8 9
DE AB6KX K

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
AB6KX < W7ZAP Dave we’ll fill ur file following the net
BK
K7KY < W7ZAP All stns but 1 confirmed the file. Tnx to Brad HHE for the relay
BTN < W7ZAP

Thanks, Mindy THOR did very well except in Corona,CA where is skipped over Dave AB6KX we’ll fill Dave following the net if he likes.. BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:04:37p 03:04:37z
Late Ck-In? < NCS Iwasq

K7HDX QNX

K7HDX < K7KY TU Ron
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Tom WB7TZD < NCS

NCS NCS DE WB7TZD WB7TZD
PASS ME BY PLEASE WORKING ON IT.
BTU WB7TZD K

OK Tom BK
Next 4 Traffic is Brian KJ7BHK < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY DE KJ7BHK

<PROG 18 E5EC>{1F62}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 6A23>{1F62}20210331030415:KJ7BHK_ex213.213
<ID 26 9195>{1F62}KJ7BHK Vancouver WA
<SIZE 14 643A>{1F62}337 6 64
<DATA 72 DAF9>{1F62:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAE2XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTjfidVQfXCrTp8WeZ
<DATA 72 00A7>{1F62:2}sIH/1nCwennJ8bW0RA7793f5BB3vB8nEUmUVaW0aFi/CoHzQVHR6sgCC2Vkd+XjV
<DATA 72 51D2>{1F62:3}FCmOxB5tVgPzl8E0nShhl5iWbDXrWTDagPBlitIXGtHqtrQeaIeoKZ3oRrBVv1GP
<DATA 72 0680>{1F62:4}yJ0VnB1Vvv5LEwRD4ZtMftHOLD0waa46cOKoukvb7RLpyHsZRl2b8cUsdzRVC6U3
<DATA 72 E2EB>{1F62:5}0O0GGh5FjZmyTANfiyLE5ozXmCsHJ4qxjOejbkHRpOQPHPxagwPnBL3gcq9xiIOC
<DATA 25 F514>{1F62:6}bJM10AA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 CC82>{1F62:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6C8E>{1F62:EOT}

DE KJ7BHK K

DE K7KY
File : KJ7BHK_ex213.213
<MISSING 15 693D>{1F62}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Over 2 Brad WA7HHE 4 Traffic < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Dr_Doom.p2s]<flmsg>4.0.17
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20213103030936
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20213003032218
<plaintext>
:tt:3 QST
:to:4 ORCA
:fm:6 WA7HHE
:dt:8 03/30/21
:tm:6 19:13L
:sb:60 Dr. Doom’s Prediction on COVID-19 Spike May Be Coming True
:mg:661 The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had to say today: “CDC director gives emotional warning of ‘impending doom’ around Covid-19.”

The case rate is up 10 percent from where it was a week ago. If you recall, I’ve been saying that April and May could be bad, really bad. Spring has sprung and everyone is “feeling upbeat” and therefore the protections and mitigation measures have been relaxed in states and local communities. The variants of the virus are spreading like wildfire.

Full Story: https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/dr-dooms-prediction-on-covid-19-spike-may-be-coming-true.html

[WRAP:chksum 260B][WRAP:end] … end

^r
Tnx Brad not the best news, but important to know
Next 4 Traffic is Dave AB6KX < NCS

DE AB6KX QRU

RR Dave tu BK
Over 2 John KS6M 4 Traffic < K7KY

K7KY DE KS6M

<PROG 21 26C8>{6F04}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 35 057A>{6F04}20210331025125:KS6M_ex213.213
<ID 26 4D15>{6F04}KS6M Oakland CA CM87
<SIZE 14 12DF>{6F04}321 6 64
<DATA 72 3409>{6F04:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEXXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERiwjtqbmFQC
<DATA 72 5F58>{6F04:2}X8vo9gY9Ot/nszWsuxsysgmGiWm0jLS/2w949cw1O8DUdaajGaYYa7KebU4s14/P
<DATA 72 0A96>{6F04:3}QJRpdOA2lipHt/bAMBZrn4whEz7xNri8pD80dddh+xEAmQPS4BWxrWpBdyhrgw28
<DATA 72 563A>{6F04:4}2ST8ksq14Bd6SzVApfJHMhk+hxdaFrFcanMJICHWA2rgSsCWlrMhuLTRbXEfHXxI
<DATA 72 6205>{6F04:5}qsY3irQ6Ic7Rsw3SJGZ71NqMotJEia713/TP0FOvjmdxoEXVv5Bw4A=
[b64:end
<DATA 9 B300>{6F04:6}] <CNTL 10 9AC2>{6F04:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3ACE>{6F04:EOT}

DE KS6M K

DE K7KY
File : KS6M_ex213.213
<MISSING 15 2E2D>{6F04}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Dennis W6DLW < NCS

K7KY DE W6DLW

<PROG 18 C39A>{9C3D}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 65B2>{9C3D}20210331030643:W6DLW_ex#213.213
<ID 28 D4E3>{9C3D}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
<SIZE 14 5CDB>{9C3D}333 6 64
<DESC 18 966F>{9C3D}Field Report
<DATA 72 5D3A>{9C3D:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEAXQAAAAôuÏa

Seems W6DLW has a tech issue & we’ll circle back to him BK
Bill K6QOG, ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

Too low to cpy Bill agn pse @ 1500 tu < K7KY

OK we’ll also circle back to Bill K6QOG
BK
Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

QST DE WB7EUX

<PROG 21 37FD>{AAFF}FLAMP 2.2.05.02
<FILE 37 5C3D>{AAFF}20210331025702:WB7EUX_ex213.213
<ID 22 9D57>{AAFF}WB7EUX Joseph OR
<SIZE 14 DD4D>{AAFF}429 5 96
<DATA 104 D12D>{AAFF:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFrXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4BjBERgTL6XZzKBmy6csfYyHrmRlnq
836gvcFsrji9wwqhM2
<DATA 104 AC8A>{AAFF:2}byLUcONlfc2utU583dpnYBAOX5S8X8JzoNWTsQwm1545JOdtW7Ep2KQPeKmirp1+ck9mz778G/vOj
Ds7C9CaAYkc1WOM4yb2
<DATA 104 73FC>{AAFF:3}1Xgn3f8mkx5LQhdhSa/UxotM7MdIKGLlX4vBvnsOjTdWjdYAhKMmstVv8q2FJvlPJJAAn1/BsOOJbvxbY
m2VzcYi5KWs9uv9
<DATA 104 A364>{AAFF:4}njkLSmHjCTso1EezGwbRp5JepdJoO0zdqkhr2Zn/B1yiYcMSASLNmIMCFFlbtsdoVLw0CjGZDTG/sl+Q5
Xfa8qTKngreaZRr
<DATA 53 E684>{AAFF:5}+cRFElTcemgoXPU2bIctYVpUV4kzoVAzA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 9BDD>{AAFF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3BD1>{AAFF:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

DE K7KY
File : WB7EUX_ex213.213
<MISSING 15 10B9>{AAFF}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Dennis W6DLW, ur turn 4 Traffic < NCS

K7KY DE W6DLW

<PROG 18 C39A>{9C3D}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 37 65B2>{9C3D}20210331030643:W6DLW_ex#213.213
<ID 28 D4E3>{9C3D}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
<SIZE 14 5CDB>{9C3D}333 6 64
<DESC 18 966F>{9C3D}Field Report
<DATA 72 5D3A>{9C3D:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEAXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdVMTRpo04ZcTrqbG
<DATA 72 E753>{9C3D:2}rNwpQsqOuHXKCO112HNM46w4mcPfGeu3FBR8NvL5mSbJw13QHSBcZddB9cpJpRi7
<DATA 72 E93A>{9C3D:3}PdSXr/CeXk7vTVPRVGwhyc6y4fHN05ubvgpqdvpDp2tItJmLvd2FWamlfQ4kXJVB
<DATA 72 8F7C>{9C3D:4}Ixi7KQgHd9LfHpDgku4i5H+KxzPjwFQgwGJeCh002tn+ao7fmypXzphyuRvdLjg0
<DATA 72 AD66>{9C3D:5}Pfw+i+1QSBNDO9UGEbWOrK7ZVWrkd6KMU+ojKQGfQchYT96rikI897XijTbhnbiW
<DATA 21 715C>{9C3D:6}oA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 657B>{9C3D:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C577>{9C3D:EOT}

DE W6DLW K

DE K7KY
File : W6DLW_ex#213.213
<MISSING 15 E180>{9C3D}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Next 4 Traffic is Bill K6QOG < NCS

QST DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 E54E>{607E}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 EB4E>{607E}20210331030603:K6QOG-ex213..213
<ID 33 E564>{607E}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr
<SIZE 14 FFDF>{607E}321 6 64
<DATA 72 C304>{607E:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAADwXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3+CAW9k83Hm4Y9GS
<DATA 72 ED82>{607E:2}1sFlS6tQK3SaQNk/RsiIR0oC+X9gH4Tr4rhIDJFo4ZNNe+gHaztxHDn+2UlsYrk1
<DATA 72 584C>{607E:3}qTJQdTfubun16fuZ5ohpE0IONjCAdOasevdaiPlp3qV0ZLHqu7Nw/rM2OtgqaioE
<DATA 72 C98E>{607E:4}dT1WqVvDG4aF7MCW9noL+feIfm0k5qC73hxXWTsRNJffkfu2ScZChrKQ3pOcq1Zk
<DATA 72 9480>{607E:5}+uhxhSHqF/jBSxTyG3ucNX1SaZnvx8VRKjW9/YpWXZ+iY33ppX8RAAA
[b64:end
<DATA 9 C86A>{607E:6}] <CNTL 10 B539>{607E:EOF}
<CNTL 10 1535>{607E:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

DE K7KY
File : K6QOG-ex213..213
<MISSING 15 2EC0>{607E}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

That wraps the Traffic Round… Nice work all around tonite… BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:25:12p 03:25:12z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

First up 4 Comments tonite is Steve K6ETA < NCS

ORCA < K6ETA Another great Net. Good to see new ops and a few DX stations. It’s also good to see stations eventually moving from QNX to active! The pool of capable ops continues to grow!

Not much to report here in Mt Shasta other than the snow seems to be done for the year here at 3,700 feet. Looking forward to temps in the 70’s this week!

Maybe a dble at the beginning of my Comments?

BTN
ORCA < K6ETA

I missed the double but we’ll probably hr from them agn… yes nice to see so many new ORCA Ops and also great to have the FLAMP Exercise full with 8 Ops BK
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7TZD < NCS

ORCA NCS ORCA NCS DE WB7TZD WB7TZD

I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEND REPLY BY FLAMP BECUSE EVERY TIME I TRY TO DROP FILE

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
THE SEND WINDOW THE DAMM PROGAM STOP SO I WILL SEND FLMAG.
BTU WB7TZD K

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WB7TZD_ex213.213]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:22
WB7TZD 20213103033014
:hdr_ed:22
WB7TZD 20213103032426
<ics213>
[b64:start] AUxaTUEAAADHXQAAQAAAHRpJxkUc8YoaZyLKeUaTxKt0AdEXEbuJewHPwUkwSGIT
KYGmplZ5Xtxg2WBQtBfyz43U60WUUd7F0+EwngBr+cH7kDUS+Iehmo6zOHnO1GBC
ONE9nVcA8LxZy0hLWM/wfte4/PLhvHaBQaHphgCui9TZXws3pZS5VoZHA2Zdhq7H
kuB0+dvHSoWAohpia/QL9ifujkGwMni311ZJ8p6e5RluoqT4HI6RxfZd2J8UAA==
[b64:end][WRAP:chksum AF15][WRAP:end] … end

^r
Good work, Tom even w/software issues, u got the msg thru (-: BK
Next 4 Comments is Brian KJ7BHK < NCS

NCS < KJ7BHK, QRU

Over 2 Brian KJ7BHK 4 Comments < NCS
Oops!
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:32Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
ORCA < WA7HHE, with the 4th Covid wave now coming across the nation is disheartening to see a disregard for Medical Science. Unfortunately this is not new. In the early 1900’s, local Sheep-herders were challenged by our cities doctor for grazing their sheep at our canyon steam flowing into the City. Local city residents obtained their drinking water from the stream as it flowed through the city. The doctors challenge went to court, the county judge asked the doctor if he could see the bacteria he claimed were in the water supply. The doctor stated yes, with his microscope and would obtain it if need be. The judge ruled since the bacteria could not be scene with the naked eye the case was dismissed. Court records republished from our South West Utah Health Department Magazine.
< wa7hhe

Wow, Brad good thing the sheep and judge are gone now we hv enough troubles with COVID BK
Over 2 Fred KI7TPD* 4 Comments < NCS

W7ZAP, K7KY and the ORCA net de KI7TPD

Good evening everyone! Weather is finally a bit nicer and I was able to get my antenna up for the net tonight.

Tomorrow is an interesting day at my University. It is called the Festival of Excellence and is a chance for everyone to present on work they have been doing over the last year. I am involved with the native plants and tree board so we are giving a talk on native plants for the public. Should be fun!

73s everyone!
KI7TPD

Fred A festival of Excellece sounds great… maybe we should have one we hv lots of Excellent Digital Ops here (-: BK

Next 4 Comments is Dave AB6KX < NCS

AB6KX < K7KY Yo, Dave ur up 4 comments < K7KY

Band was not working well 4 Dave in the FLAMP Exercise BK
Over 2 John KS6M 4 Comments < NCS

NCS and the net < No comments from me this evening.
Stay safe and well! 73 … < KS6M

FB John tnx 4 ur support and participation BK
Dennis W6DLW, ur up 4 Comments < K7KY

<NCS> Great net tonight. Not sure what caused the technical glitch. Not much to report. Weather going to get warmer over the next week as we will be getting in to the high 60 & lower 70’s. Thanks to both of you for being here each week to do the net.
73 to all. Everyone please be safe. W6DLW

RR Dennis good work sorting it our and getting the msg out BK
Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN* < NCS

ORCA/NCS GE Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Spend the day in the mtn cutting wood 4 next year’s burn season.
A little gassed tonite and abt ready 4 bed!!

Sig Rprt:

NCS -3,+8 db KBD 100% Thor 100 (-10,-7 db) 0% ( Missing preamble & bk 4) Thor 22 (0, +5 db)

K6ETA +2, +10 db KBD 100%
WB7TZD -4, -2 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100%
WA7HHE +8, +21 db KBD 100% FLAMP Rly Thor (0, +2 db) 100% FLMSG (+ 11, +20 db) 100%
AB6KX -4, +1 db KBD 100%
W6DLW -2, +5 db KBD 100% FLAMP (0, +16 db) 100%
K6QOG -3, +9 db KBD 100% FLAMP (+9, +18 db) 100%
WB7EUX -2, +2 db KDB 100% FLAMP (+3, +7 db) 100%
KC7MAW -1, ) db KBD 100%
K6SLS -5 db KBD 100%
KJ7BHK -7, -3 db KBD 100% FLAMP (-5, + 4 db) 100%
W0NRP -10 db KBD 100%
K7HDX +7, +12 db KBD 100%
KS6M 0, +3 db KBD 100% FLAMP (-9, -3 db) 43 %
KI7TPD -6, -3 db KBD 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! 73 < KG7VVN

FB Bruno great report, tu wood cutting is HARD work I no longer cut/split our heating wood we buy it now )-:
BK
Over 2 Bill K6QOG 4 Comments < NCS

K7KY< K6QOG GE Doug and Mindy and all on the net. I am using digi version 4.1.18.17 and it sure was acting up
and I apologize for the problem. This version did store the OFDM modes.
Learn something new each week. Tnx for all you do for the net.
Stay safe and have a good week.
KK7KY < K6QOG

RR Bill I had v4.1.18.21 choke on me just b4 net so I’m back to stable 4.1.18 now the Alphas can be untrustworthy
BK
Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCSo-¬gaeat,

NCS < WB7EUX – Almost missed the net – toubleshooting an ISDN outage with Ziply.
Spring is slowly rolling in to Wallowa County. One inch of snow yesterday but
it’s all gone now. We are expecting highs in the mid 50s this week with sunshine.
Luckily, we receive our second vaccination Friday. 73 and thanks for the
net de WB7EUX

RR Tom spring is hr in SW/OR too we’re working the garden & greenhouse now BK
Jaye KE6SLS*, ur up 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA-DN de ARS ke6sls, Jaye in Eureka! Ca running 50w on the big M doublet.

k7ky, 11-18db, 100%, P5, FLMsg 100%,
w7zap, 11-21db, FLAmp 60<3,4,5,7>/0% FLAmp crash/100% 3rd pass,
WB7TZD, 5db, 100%, FLMsg 100%,
KJ7BHK, -5-5db, 100%, FLAmp 100%,
WA7HHE, 4db, 100%, FLMsg 100%,
AB6KX, -6db, 80%,
KS6M, -2db, 100%, FLAmp 100%,
W6DLW, 4db, 100%, FLAmp 100%,
K6QOG, 1db, 100%, bumped VFO? FLAmp 86%<0>/100% 2nd pass
WB7EUX, 3db, 100%, FLAmp 100%,
k6eta, 12db, 100%, look 4u Thursday
KI7TPD, NC
kg6vvn, 6db, 100% & gr8t report om!

Now have old TS-570D back on the air with JS8CALL on 40M using my old Pi 3. Will leave it on 24/7 for next week to evaluate the program’s features. Fun to see the dx stations pop up on my heard screen. This rig and Pi 3 are adding extra load on my LIPO4 battery, which has put up with the extra load extremely well. Shack is now VERY busy with little room left for cats to play!

So far our COVID-19 numbers have fallen, only 10 yesterday.

Great wx today. not so much wind and sun all day.

Good to hear so many signals tonight. Glad the band is in
MUCH bettery shape!

Stay well and enjoy the sunshine and rising temps

TU and 73
Jaye ke6sls

FB Jaye solid signal report we all love to learn abt our signals we’re waiting 4 our LiPo4 batt like your to arrive from China (-; BK

Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.14
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20213103034802
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:1361 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
K6ETA 100% VidID, KBD (S9 +15)
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9+)
KG7VEJ 100% KBD (S9)
WB7TZD 100% KBD, FLMSG (S9 +10) 9dB – good work around
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +20)
W5CLE 100% KBD (S9)
N7DHW 100% KBD (S9 +20)
W7PFB 100% KBD (S9) 6dB
KJ7BHK 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 7dB
WA7HHE 100% KBD, Relay, FLMSG (S9) 4dB (Interesting comments)
N2RSN 100% KBD (S9) 9dB
KI7TPD 100% KBD (S6 to S9) – good to cu Fred
AB6KX 100% KBD (S9) -6dB
KS6M 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) -8dB to 6dB
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S9 +10) 1dB
KM7H 100% KBD (S9) 6dB
W7WSV 100% KBD
KB7WB 100% KBD (S8+) 7dB
WY7SJM 100% KBD (S7+)
KJ7HMV 100% KBD (S8)
W6DLW 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +10) 8dB
KG7VVN 100% KBD (S9 +20) 7dB – nice report
KA7ERV 100% KBD (S9 +15) 12dB
K6QOG 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +12) 5dB
WB7EUX 100% KBD, FLAMP (S9 +20) 14dB
KC7MAW 100% KBD (S9+)
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S9 +20) 10dB – nice report
K7HDX 100% KBD

ORCA welcomes Claude KB7WB in Nine Mile Falls,WA and Mike KC7MAW in Port Orchard,WA.

The THOR modes did well tonight. I can see the band is poor for many tonight. Thanks for sending your test images.

Hate to see CV19 cases increasing again. Curry county has closed restaurants to indoor dining again. Wishing all good health.

Thanks to all for taking the time to work w/us and hope to see you all on the WF again soon!

Stay Safe & 73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum DA3D][WRAP:end] … end

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Tnx Mindy I don’t think you missed one station on ur report Great! BK

Are there any questions/comments or Late Ck-Ins B4 we close?
After closing, we’ll run a brief session for Monitoring stations. < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY and ORCA de K7DV QRU and Glad to be here SRRI

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
NCS De N7SND Larry Cedar City, Utah QNX

K7DV < K7KY GE Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
FB Dave good signal from ID too BK

N7SND < K7KY TU Larry
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
Welcome back, Larry gud 2 cu BK

anyone else w/comments or ck-in ?? < NCS

2021-03-30 20:54:00p 03:54:00z
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

Now we’ll take Monitoring station Comments, CONFIRM Optional Exercise files,
or FILL the Primary Exercise file. In your Comments, please say if you have the
Optional Ex’ file ready to send or need fills for the primary file. After Comments,
we’ll CONFIRM the OPTIONAL files first, then send fill blocks and take REPORTS.
We’ll take a quick Roster first… Pre-Tone b4 TX, tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
K7KY de w0nrp
High noise level and weak signals.
Audio center frequjui

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
de N2RSN
I did manage to copy the exercise 100% after fills. Have not prepared a response.
Only partials of t8 teoRåntRå:R0\0\0\0At ts7
de w0nrp k

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE N2RSN
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 15 D695>{4457}CONFIRMED
DE N2RSN K

W0NRP < K7KY Neil ur were doubled twice but I got some abt high noise… you’ve done very well 4 the distance.. lets hope the band will continue to support you from MO tnx for working w/us BK
two stations agn pse one by one w/Pre tone tnx < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE N2RSN
File : ex213.txt
<MISSING 15 D695>{4457}CONFIRMED
DE N2RSN K

RR David tu good work tnx for your support and participation BK there’s another station out there agn pse < K7KY

Anyone else here for the Monitor’s session? come now pse < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
DE KC7MAW I THINK I NEED TO WATCH A LITTE MORE NCS…GREAT NET….I WILL BE BACK, BUT NEXT WEEK OUT OF TOWN..VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE PACE AND TRAINING FOR SURE…73 DE
KC7MAW

FB Mike good to hv u aboard we like to train SMART and train HARD (-: cu when ur back BK anyone else? < K7KY

OK that wraps the Monitor’s session here’s the complete Roster

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.15
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20213103040250
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:1038 ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/Mar/21 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 33
Stations:
K6ETA* Steve Mt Shasta,CA VidID
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KG7VEJ Jack Kanarraville,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W5CLE Charles Vancouver,WA QNX
N7DHW Dennis Sprague River,OR QNX
W7PFB Paul Carnation,WA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KI7TPD* Fred Cedar City,UT
AB6KX Dave Corona,CA
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
KB7WB Claude Nine Mile Falls,WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KJ7HMV Gary Reno,NV QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN* Bruno Beryl,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
* Active Stations called for COMMENTS only
[WRAP:chksum 6ECB][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2021-03-31T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY – de W0NRP
I have sent you an email with the image from the end of the net.
73 Neil
de w0nrp k

W0NRP < K7KY Tnx Neil we’ll add you to the email notice list for the Net Report. tnx < K7KY

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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.

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