30/MAY/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/may/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 11
Stations:
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
N7AY Calvin Middleton,ID QRU
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out
WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA
N7SND Larry Cedar CIty, UT
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

We usually post this report in a day or two, but this week has been extra busy. Our ARC is preparing for Pathfinder Triton 32, an exercise simulating a huge earthquake & tsunami that destroys bridges and roads, isolating the OR coast from the interior valley. Curry County has the only airport along the OR coast capable of supporting heavy lift aircraft (WWII airfield). We are providing digital comms between the local Triage site and city EOC. EOC to main LZ, Curry Co. EOC, and OR/EOC is by WinMor. We don’t have enough Ops and resources, so we’re pretty radio busy besides being in the midst of planting time.

Welcome to Larry N7SND in Cedar City,UT. UT certainly has a lot of digital Amateur Ops. We could us a few extras here in Brookings,OR. We all look forward to better band condx this summer. Gene W1EEP was trying to get in, but no joy. He’s usually solid here.

I’m still researching AFC and TXid function and settings. Not fully understanding their working relationship, I finally questioned the LINUXHAMS forum. I should have asked sooner. After a couple of helpful replies, Dave W1HKJ, the lead programmer stepped in with some ‘clarification’. TU, Dave.

RsID will set the frequency to within +/- 3 Hz of the actual signal center. You should always use AFC on these modes: PSK, QPSK, PSKR, 8PSK, MFSK.

short story:
Net control, use TxID and AFC. Do not use RxID*
Net participants, use RxID and AFC. Do not use TxID.” (highlights/footnote added)

* Dave’s recommendation is for regular/emergency digital nets. Here, you are free to change modes independent of NCS, so NCS needs RxID active. If you change modes, turn TXid on until you change back to the net’s working mode. If you need a lot of fills, you probably need a different mode.

Conducting the net w/o TxID helps reduce overall net time, but isn’t essential to the smooth operation of the net. It’s good form to operate as efficiently as we can, but don’t fret if you forget now & then. Practice will put ongoing station adjustments in the background. Thanks for practicing with us. Your participation makes traffic practice more realistic and effective.

Dave posted more useful info later and I’ll repost the forum thread to the website when I can. Some of this info may not be in the manual or not organized like this.

Hope to see you again next Tuesday evening. 73 Doug K7KY

——– Net Log ———–

KB6NN KE6SLS ur both on the log tu BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

Thanks. Watching my wife on television, KEET auction

< KB6NN

Calvin (N7AY)

QTH: Middleton, ID

TX Power: 100W

Source: Em Pwr

Traffic: None

Status: QRU

k

N7AY < K7KY TU Calvin ur QRU I cpy no traffic are you staying for the net anyway? And there was a double on ur TX so I missed the end < K7KY

Yes. de N7AY

N7AY RR I just wanted to be sure I understand I think I missed it last week no traffic but here for the exercise and comments… tu BREAK any more early ck-ins? < K7KY

K6ETA K6ETA RR Steve tu < K7KY

KB6NN Yes? Howard… < K7KY

Hello

< KB6NN

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

N7AY Calvin Middleton,ID QRU

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NC < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

K7KY de Wa7hhe one test message ready for the net tonight

WA7HHE FB Brad ur on the log tu < K7KY

W1EEP W1EEP GE Gene good to c u ur on the log tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

W1EEP < K7KY Gene I hv u cked in anything further? < K7KY

W1EEP Gene hw cpy NCS @ 35w ??? < K7KY

All ORCA I think W1EEP is not hearing NCS if you read him well, please tell him we ck- him in&OUt tonight.. tu < K7KY

W1EEP < K6ETA UR checked In (in case you can’t hear NCS)

btu W1EEP de K6ETA k

I am not hearing them…

< KB6NN

AG7RV Dick Reno, NV In & out

AG7RV < K7KY FB Dick ur in&out tonight tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

N7AY Calvin Middleton,ID QRU

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

05/30/2017 19:31 PDT

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

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

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32

Software by Dave W1HKJ: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP

ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in training,

information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Practice makes perfect!

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

Following check-in NCS sends:

1) Signal evaluation image

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in rotation

No traffic? (practice/formal) No Problem. Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: reception reports, observations, questions.

Keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like.

LOCK: fldigi curser @ 1500,

ENABLE: RxID.

DISABLE: TXid, end-of-TX-ID, Mode-ID, AFC

DISABLE: CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone.

FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.

You can configure FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

When doubles are likely, send brief pre-tone with TUNE button.

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

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

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

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Last TX no print we’re in MFSK-32 < K7KY

Again, no copy and we need to move along… BREAK

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

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:mg:338 ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/may/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 9

Stations:

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

N7AY Calvin Middleton,ID QRU

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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W1EEP Gene hw cpy? < K7KY

Station not printing at ck-in go again pse < K7KY

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k

ONce more I RX the beginning of FLMSG file and the letter K once more and we move along… tu < K7KY

OK onward with the net…

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex26.txt’, an optional

file-manipulation/FLAMP exercise. Return your file in FLAMP to NCS

during TRAFFIC, or send your own practice message*, or QRU.

DIGITAL MODES:

Knowing the attributes and efficiencies of the various digital modes

can be critical to perfect copy in poor band condx. We will always

be changing modes to pass traffic efficiently when band condx become

more favorable or adverse.

* SUGGESTION FOR THE ELMER IN ALL OF US:

ORCA ‘Traffic’ messages primiarly support message handling practice;

they are also informative, interesting, and sometimes amusing.

Consider sending messages about your experience with a Mode in poor

band condx. Include a brief description of it’s attributes. We will all

benefit from your experience and increase our ability to choose the best

mode quickly.

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

Next is the FLAMP exercise conducted by Mindy W7ZAP over to Mindy… < K7KY

ALL ORCA

FLAMP will be in THOR22 < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 630D>{19FB}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 2929>{19FB}20170530172705:ex26.txt

<ID 26 DE03>{19FB}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 58E0>{19FB}511 6 96

<DATA 104 271E>{19FB:1}OPTIONAL: FLAMP file-manipulation exercise.

Using any text edit app, create a file named: ‘URC

<DATA 104 4F90>{19FB:2}ALL_ex26.txt’. Copy this question to the new file and add your answer.

When MFSK-32 is not adeq

<DATA 104 00A5>{19FB:3}uate for good copy, what mode would you try next?

In FLAMP, send this file to NCS during TRAFFI

<DATA 104 1E7F>{19FB:4}C.(today, or any net)

On the FLAMP ‘TX’ tab, change ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

NEW: For any subseque

<DATA 104 B947>{19FB:5}nt ORCA Traffic round, please create an FLMSG

Blank file with a brief description of the attribu

<DATA 39 E96D>{19FB:6}tes of your chosen mode.

<CNTL 10 5FBF>{19FB:EOF}

<CNTL 10 FFB3>{19FB:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

Return to MFSK32 for REPORT round < W7ZAP

For the weekly FLAMP practice message we try

to fill every station. I will prompt you in order with

your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP REPORT Button

or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.

We begin with …

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls

File : ex26.txt

<MISSING 15 E87D>{19FB}CONFIRMED

DE ke6sls K

N7AY

QST DE N7AY

<PROG 18 584B>{D1F5}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 E572>{D1F5}20170531024718:N7AY_ex26.txt

<ID 27 D617>{D1F5}N7AY Middleton, Idaho

<SIZE 14 2495>{D1F5}104 2 64

<DATA 72 E1DF>{D1F5:1}When MFSK-32 is not adequate for good copy, what mode would you

<DATA 48 FFB3>{D1F5:2}try next?

Wild guess … Olive 8-500.

<CNTL 10 ECEE>{D1F5:EOF}

<CNTL 10 4CE2>{D1F5:EOT}

DE N7AY K

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex26.txt

<MISSING 8 213A>{19FB}2

DE K6ETA K

WA7HHE

WA7HHE unable to copy W7ZAP for FLAMP

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : N7AY_ex26.txt

<MISSING 15 A0A6>{D1F5}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K7KY < W7ZAP

Doug pls RELAY file TU < W7ZAP

<STX>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 584B>{D1F5}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 34 E572>{D1F5}20170531024718:N7AY_ex26.txt

<ID 27 D617>{D<STX>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 630D>{19FB}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 2929>{19FB}20170530172705:ex26.txt

<ID 26 DE03>{19FB}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 58E0>{19FB}511 6 96

<DATA 104 271E>{19FB:1}OPTIONAL: FLAMP file-manipulation exercise.

Using any text edit app, create a file named: ‘URC

<DATA 104 4F90>{19FB:2}ALL_ex26.txt’. Copy this question to the new file and add your answer.

When MFSK-32 is not adeq

<DATA 104 00A5>{19FB:3}uate for good copy, what mode would you try next?

In FLAMP, send this file to NCS during TRAFFI

<DATA 104 1E7F>{19FB:4}C.(today, or any net)

On the FLAMP ‘TX’ tab, change ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

NEW: For any subseque

<DATA 104 B947>{19FB:5}nt ORCA Traffic round, please create an FLMSG

Blank file with a brief description of the attribu

<DATA 39 E96D>{19FB:6}tes of your chosen mode.

<CNTL 10 5FBF>{19FB:EOF}

<CNTL 10 FFB3>{19FB:EOT}

DE K7KY K

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex26.txt

<MISSING 15 E87D>{19FB}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex26.txt

<MISSING 8 1138>{19FB}5

DE WA7HHE K

<STX>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 104 B947>{19FB:5}nt ORCA Traffic round, please create an FLMSG

Blank file with a brief description of the attribu

<CNTL 10 5FBF>{19FB:EOF}

<CNTL 10 FFB3>{19FB:EOT}

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex26.txt

<MISSING 15 E87D>{19FB}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

K7KY < W7ZAP

All stns copied file.

BTU NCS < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy these exercises are always a bit different overall it went well I think Calvin N7AY minunderstood what Mindy wanted, but he accomplished the homework in an amazing short time (-: BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

WB6SDR

K7KY de N7SND Name is Larry in Cedar CIty, Utah, checking in first time.

WB6SDR GE Ralph tu for ck-in ur on the log… BREAK

N7SND < K7KY GE Larry tu for ur first ck-in I’d like you to monitor us tonight and I’ll call on you for comments during that round if you have any WELCOME BREAK any more? < K7KY

All ORCA pse stand by a moment… < K7KY

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:mg:390 ORCA DIGITAL NET 30/may/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 11

Stations:

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

N7AY Calvin Middleton,ID QRU

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT in&out

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

WB6SDR Ralph Folsom,CA

N7SND Larry Cedar CIty UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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All ORCA Next is the Traffic round beginning in Eureka! CA with Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

TU Doug. I am too busy trying to do other stuff in shack to deal with THIS weeks

ex so I’ll pass along LAST WEEKS ex! Here it comes:

NCS DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 A9D1>{4578}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 36 98CD>{4578}20170524025547:ex25_ke6sls.b2s

<ID 31 4857>{4578}ke6sls Eureka, California

<SIZE 15 989B>{4578}305 3 128

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8runoasTfTR6gSQrlTbuLhTfYdbVKHUbO

<DATA 136 F8B9>{4578:2}/gvgoLU+LohRqNXjhOt2I96E1tBkQYZ46kS8GglP9br0O1qcVzJKYQf+Llb+IZrzHrg/NOGEAxSj4Tkdsz9X/6VBXSYgPeEvRB0

1cX4FMRz/WN1pui//iVQya5iuEr00

<DATA 57 20E8>{4578:3}xr7B/sq2ZlKQ6O4AgGvgNHq68bVkmhZYX+pYAA=

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 C7EA>{4578:EOF}

<CNTL 10 67E6>{4578:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

K6ETA Steve my flamp crashed just as I had to report to Jaye… ur up next for Traffic… < K7KY

DE KS:TA

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<DATA 37 97F6>{DE08:4}jLMFmN+kR0CD8g1IA==

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 E1FE>{DE08:EOF}

<CNTL 10 41F2>{DE08:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 6268>{DE08}PREAMBLE

DE K7KY K

QST DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 9496>{DE08}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 BFF0>{DE08}20170531025719:K6ETA-ex25.b2s

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DE K6ETA K

<STX>

DE K7KY

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<MISSING 15 CF65>{DE08}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K6ETA < K7KY Tnx Steve… FLAMP crashed and i’ve missed the beginning of four TX’s so far I have to move the cursor myself… not cool BREAKWA7HHE Brad ur up for the traffic round… < K7KY

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WA7HHE very interesting tu BRAD BREAK WB6SDR Ralph ur next < K7KY

de WB6SDR

de WB6SDR k

de WB6So}enBYt

Sorry but I am in Valencia Southern Calif. a

WB6SDR No worries, Ralph.. I’m haveing a few issues myself tonight… that’s digital radio overall we’re doing OK BREAK on to Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Oops! Mindy ck-ed in QRU so that wraps Traffic tonight BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late/Visitor Check-in? < K7KY

K7KY DE W1EEP Copy getting betteWe begin the Comment round with Jaye KE6SLS < K7KY

grrr

okay, NCS I hear another station, and they were copiable here. would you like me

to see if I can copy a call sign before comments?

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS RR Jaye tu < K7KY

rgrg

Station calling before I xmtted, PLEASE try again, de ke6sls for net control.

station trying, please try one more time, I do copy you here in eureka ca

de ke6sls k

ORCa DE KE6SLS, okay, other station went silent as I tried to pick them up.

Okay, here’s my comments:

ARS ke6sls running 25 watts to a low, short dipole tonight. Also watching KEET in the back ground see if I can spot Mrs kb6nn!

w7zap s9 4db, fla 100%

k7ky s9+ 9db, p5!, later 14db, flmsg 100%, fla 100%

kb6nn s7 -3db

n7ay nc

k6eta s7 -1db, 5db, fla 100%

wa7hhe nc, 5% traffic rnd,

w1eep nc

WB6SDR s6, 5% cpy

N7SND nc

Ran out of ideas for last weeks suppers–then I thought, why not deer wet burritos? Will, that turned out better than expected. Still had a few tortillas left and some tri tip from this past long weekend–YUP, as good as it gets!

Had a GREAT memorial day holiday and did as much of NOTHING as I could possibly do! Though, I did end up being NCS for all 4 of the Humboldt nets–too much!

While we have been on the air, I managed to install an indoor tv antenna so I could copy KEET!

That is it from Eureka! de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY Tnx Jaye… nice report… from Eureka! BREAK N7AY Calvin ur up for Comments… < K7KY

K6ETA Steve the Comment kbd is urs… < K7KY

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CALL NAME S/N COMMENTS

KB6NN Howard -3dB 100% Copy

KE6SLS Jaye -7bB QSB, Way off frequency, 1479

N7AY Calvin -13dB 10% Copy, later 0% Copy

K6ETA (((((((((((TX)))))))))))))

WA7HHE Brad -5dB QSB, 90% Copy, long URL! ;)

W1EEP Gene -2dB 70% Copy

AG7RV Dick -9dB 40% Copy, QSB

WB6SDR Ralph -12dB 5% Copy, weak, QSB

W7ZAP Mindy +3dB 100% Copy

K7KY Doug +7dB Image 20% noise, sig came up later

The reason I like THOR22 and also Olivia is the same — error correction. They both introduce a little delay, but are both good weak signal modes.

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K6ETA RR on THOR 22 Steve I like ur home station report (((((((((((TX))))))))))))) BREAK WA7HHE Brad ur next < K7KY

K7KY and the net de WA7HHE, band down tonight, Doug thanks for block 5. Like to welcome N7SND from Cedar City, hope to have him checking into the net as a regular. Hope all enjoyed Memorial Day weekend.

Best to all from WA7HHE

WA7HHE RR Brad I too hope Larry becomes a regular… u UT guys will soon own the net… (-: BREAKWB6SDR Ralph ur turn.. < K7KY

WB6SDR hw cpy? < K7KY

N7SND < K7KY OK Larry ur turn for comments… < K7KY

K7KY de N7SND I have a msg ready to go and will send now.­

N7SND < K7KY Go ahead, Larry.. < K7KY

N7SND < K7KY Larry I’m guessing something is amiss… no worries.. want to go again? < K7KY

N7SND < K7KY No problem we’ll move along and ck with Larry again.. BREAK over to Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

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:mg:608 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KB6NN 100% copy KBD, WFid S5 s/n=3dB

KE6SLS 100% copy KBD S9 s/n=11dB

N7AY 100% copy KBD

K6ETA 100% copy KBD, WFid S8 s/n=9dB

WA7HHE 100% copy KBD, FLMSG S8 s/n=4dB

W1EEP 100% copy WFid

AG7RV 100% copy KBD

WB6SDR 80-100% copy KBD S8 s/n=-3dB

N7SND 100% copy KBD, 0% copy FLAMP S8 s/n= 3dB

K7KY 100% copy KBD, FLMSG, image

Welcome to N7SND Larry. I seem to have a hard time to remember to turn on TXid when I do mode changes… new habits. Strange night tonight, but good net. Good to see all on the WF.

73

Mindy W7ZAP

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W7ZAP Tnx Mindy nice report… all Ops like to know how their signal is doing…. BREAK I’m having my share of woes tonight too… fldigi is not tracking signals as it usually does… I missed the beginning of four TX’s because the cursor was off the signal… unusual for me.. maybe because I’m using an Alpha version of fldigi, v 4.0.5.11 Dave is adding quite a bit of CW capacity to fldigi and I didn’t think that would disturb the existing code, but I’ll return to using only published versions of fldigi for ORCA Let’s pop back and see if Larry is around…

N7SND < K7KY Larry how cpy? < K7KY

All ORCA OK any further comments for the net? < K7KY

ORCA de ke6sls

I traced back on my screen and found the other station was w1eep and I think

he must have dropped off. anyway, I DID copy Larry for a bit, and I think I would

have copy his tfc if he was able to get it to play nice.

I TOO had issues with fldidi tonight, and therefore, there is a globable grimlin running rampant in fldigi users computers as I type! heeheee.

73 de ke6sls k

NKE6SLS Tnx Jaye… I like ur explanation of the issues… BTW ur @ 1477 I’ll look for Gene W1EEP tu BREAK W1EEP

W1EEP Gene hw cpy? < K7KY

OK I’m not copying W1EEP or N7SND we’ve done our best and some nights are better than others band wise… any further comments or last minute ck-ins? < K7KY

K7KY DE K6FWT K6FWT

QSL?

K

K6FWT < K7KY GE Jim tnx for ur ck-in just slipped in under the wire and you qualify for the red lantern tonight tnx BREAK any more? < K7KY

K7KY DE K6FWT K6FWT

I am running 15 W here.

How copy out there?

K6FWT < K7KY Jim, I didn’t ck the meter sri ur printing perfectly and nice signal @ 15w tonight we’ve enjoyed a pretty poor band tonight and ur doing very well under the condx.. tnx… last call < K7KY

K7KY de K6FWT K6FWT

No Problemo!

I tuned in late.

Here is my partial list

I am running 20W

Short Vertical on roof w/cap hat

You and K7KY are 100% 9 to +12bB

K6ETA 100% -7dB

WA7HHE 100% -6dB

N7SND 100% +2dB

W7ZAP 100% +5dB

DE K6FWT K6FWT

K6FWT < K7KY FB JIm ur 5over S9 & 7db tu OK folks that’s all…

I’ll add Jim to the roster and it will be posted on the website as usual…

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 05/30/2017 20:41 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to practice with you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 < K7KY

de N7SND I’d like to try again

N7SND < K7KY RR Larry go agn… < K7KY

N7SND 20173105034235

:hdr_ed:21

N7SND 20173105033904

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N7SND < K7KY FB Larry ur file was 100% readable on the RX screen, but didn’t open FLMSG… no worries.. ur signal was 5 over S9 1db u picked a tough night, band wise for ur first ck-in I’m looking forward to summer condx and an easier net… these tough condx are good for practice, though we may have to pass traffic in worse condx than this thanks for coming and working witrh us tonight I hope you can be a regular as long sas it’s useful for u cu next time j 73 Doug K7KY sk

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K7KY de N7Snd Thank you My keyboard crashed so I had to reboot. I’ll see you next week. 7s

KE6SLS < K6ETA If you’re still around, you might want to look at #10 of this page:

KE6SLShttp://www.tigertronics.com/slusbts.htm

http://www.tigertronics.com/slusbts.htm

Your sound card or your software needs atrttention…

73 de K6ETA

K6ETA de ke6sls

heehee, I got the url and I found the ISSUE here. I SHOULD be on freq now.

I had locked on to NCS and locked my freq, but I think things changed, so I unlocked it and relocked it after I heard you comments tonight.

am I on freq now?

de ke6sls @ 50 watts. k

KE6SLS < K6ETA

YEP! You’re spot on now. Glad u figured it out and VERY GLAD that Doug kept going back to 1500 after working you!

tnx fer QSO Jaye, 73

05/31/2017 03:50Z KE6SLS de K6ETA sk

K6ETA de ke6sls no worries, and TNX for telling me. it’s the little things that

bugger us up ya know!

73 and have a GREAT week down there, in the traffic, and stuff :)

de ke6sls

BREAK

w6fwtxxxx k6fwt de ke6sls

welcome back to Humboldt Jim!

de ke6sls k

no k6fwt!

73 all

de ke6sls k

K6ETA < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA Go ahead Doug!

K6ETA < K7KY Oops! I hit the wrong macro agn… and closed the TX anyway, I stay on 1500 thru no brilliance on my part, but the LOCK keeps me in place… I hv lots to think about during net already… as you may notice I’ve not mastered turning TXid on and off at the right time yet… I may still return to TXid active when we begin to change mode often during nets… I’d like to experiment with modes

much more than we’ve been doing this winter as this skill is really important to efficient traffic handling in tough condx.. btu < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA

Well regardless of whether you push the flowers back across the table, ur doing a fantastic job, lock or no. btu Doug K7KY < K6ETA

K6ETA Tnx, Steve and I certainly appreciate the flowers… I love this net and really look forward every week to working with you and all the excellent digital Ops on ORCA hope to cu next week too.. 73 Doug K7KY sk tn

K7KY < K6ETA 73 dit. dit.

dit dit

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/June/17 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 18 Stations: KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT in&out KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out W7WVF Dan Bandon,OR in&out KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT [...]

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International SATERN Digital Net


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

International SATERN Digital Net

12:00 NOON CT Sat
14.066 MHz USB
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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)


FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.
 

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Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
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Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
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7730 kHz
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