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ORCA DIGITAL NET 4/apr/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13
Stations:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA (i/o)
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K6KQV Bill Cupertino, CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV (i/o)
W5CLE Charles Vancouver, WA (late)
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA (late)
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR with Dave
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

The band held together tonight and the weekly FLAMP exercise led by Doug K7KY was completed in one round; no fills necessary. The net rolled along quickly too; we finished by 20:09 PDT (39min).

This week’s FLAMP exercise asked, “If you could make one change, addition, deletion, to ORCA DIGITAL NET, what would it be?”

Here are the responses so far:

K6ETA: Get rid of TXID once the net starts unless the mode needs to change.

We considered this idea a couple years ago when our membership was somewhat less skilled. Tonight we made 86 discrete transmissions. TxID takes a little less than 3sec. TxID consumed 4min+/- of net time. We can complete and CONFIRM an average FLAMP practice message in that time. That’s significant. With this automatic feature disabled, Ops wanting to use another mode will have to notify the net before sending. Then, every Op would have to enable TxID or set the mode manually. If enough members agree, we can experiment with this suggestion. Another idea might be for NCS to disable TxID. This would save more than half the 4min, but leave automatic mode ID active for members. Much time can be consumed trying to get everyone ‘on-mode’ w/o the automatic mode ID feature.

WA7HHE: I throughly enjoy the ORCA net, possibly as an exercise have net members send in Infrastructure Damage Assessment Reports to NCS

We’re not familiar with this form yet. We can probably use this form in our weekly FLAMP exercise.

K7KY: Stop calling non-responding Ops a 2nd time, but recheck them at the end of rotation.

Last week, when a station didn’t answer our call in rotation, we called the next station w/o recalling the first. We came back to the missing stations at the end of the roster, before moving to the next event. Sometimes the called Op is having reception issues or is away or distracted. It happens to everyone now and then. The net seems to flow more easily this way, but it’s only an experiment at this time. Let us know how it works for you as we go forward.

TX: W7ZAP OR RX: W1EEP UT

Following the net Doug K7KY sent an FLAMP ASCII list of all the stations that checked into ORCA during the last 2yrs. Doug, Steve K6ETA, Dave K7DV, & Jaye KE6SLS experimented with THOR 50×1, 8PSK-125, MFSK128, & MFS64 for an hour or more. TxID & RxID were very useful here; they changed modes frequently. Doug KA7FOO popped in at the end. He’d been monitoring. We’ll be doing more mode experimenting during the net this summer. You are always welcome to send traffic in any appropriate mode you think the band will support.

Thanks for practicing with us again tonight. We appreciate your contribution to learning and practicing digital traffic handling skills. Hope to work with you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Mindy W7ZAP Alt-NCS

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<< WB7TZD, TOM >>
Age: 63
Rig: IC-7100
Pwr: 35W
Ant: DIPOLE
OS: WINDOW
Soft: Fldigi 3.23.21
Web:
Email: tomjb@willapabay.org

de KD7CL KD7CL
Craig
0151Z
Riverton, Or
Long wire
will try to monitor…on club net til 8pm

KD7CL < W7ZAP
GE Craig ur on the log too TU and ur sig in Brookings is S9 +15 < W7ZAP
K6ETA < W7ZAP
GE Steve ur on the log TU BREAK

KD7CL < W7ZAP Craif will you try to do the FLAMP and TraFFIC rounds or just monitoring?? < W7ZAP

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W7ZAP W7ZAP de KD7CLKD7CL will try but am multitasking BTU

RR TU Craig < W7ZAP
Early ORCA Check-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

0207Z

0208Z

DE K6KQV…BILL..CUPERTINO, CA..QNX 0300Z K

GE Bill ur on the log TU < W7ZAP

0209Z

DE K6KQV TU MINDY AR

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K6KQV Bill Cupertino, CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

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AG7RV (i&o) Dick Reno, NV

AG7RV < W7ZAP
RR Dick (i/o) TU < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP

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GE de WA7HHE Brad in Cedar City checking in

GE Brad ur on the log TU < W7ZAP
Early ORCA Check-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K6KQV Bill Cupertino, CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Check ins? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K6KQV Bill Cupertino, CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

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Good eveing ORCA Net.
Just checking in as a monitoring station.
Give me a couple more weeks then I will be
ready to work the net.
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV

KA7FOO

FB Doug will ck you i/o tonight. TU < W7ZAP

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Thank you.
KA7FOO

Early ORCA Check-Ins:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K6KQV Bill Cupertino, CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV (i/o)
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS

< W7ZAP

Before RSID: <>

W7ZAP W7ZAP de KD7CLKD7CL I will also take an i/o and monitor so I will not slow you up BTU
< W7ZAP
RR Craig sounds good TU < W7ZAP

04/04/2017 19:30 PDT
WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP alt-NCS, SW/OR, 35w, 180′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0230z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
W1HKJ Software: 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) B/W Test image for signal evaluation
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements
4) Weekly FLAMP exercise

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

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

LOCK: fldigi curser @ 1500, ENABLE: RxID & TxID
DISABLE: Mode-ID, end-of-TX-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID, Auto-Pre-Tone

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.
Configure FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP. AR

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or Video/ID on waterfall
First time? CALL/NAME/QTH
Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< W7ZAP

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/w7zap/Documents/orca/ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:41
K7KY 20172702203744
W7ZAP 20170504023317
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20160703235454

:mg:382 ORCA DIGITAL NET 4/apr/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins:
Stations:
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR (i/o)
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
K6KQV Bill Cupertino, CA
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV (i/o)
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno, NV (i/o)
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR Alt-NCS
[WRAP:chksum 37A2][WRAP:end] … end

ORCA ANNOUNCMENTS

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex18.txt’, an optional
file-manipulation/FLAMP exercise. Return your file in FLAMP to NCS
during TRAFFIC round, or send your own practice message, or QRU.
This multitasking exercise provides practice in processing traffic
while maintaining focus on net operations.

There are many reasons Ops don’t respond directly when NCS calls,
some are unavoidable. When you don’t respond, we’ll move on to the
next station and call you again at the end of rotation. Please
wait for NCS to call you then. This will help keep the net moving
and save a little time.

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

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP
Next is the weekly FLAMP exercise with Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{40BD}FLAMP 2.2.03
{40BD}20170403202030:ex18.txt
{40BD}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub
{40BD}419 4 128
{40BD}FLAMP exercise-18
{40BD:1}OPTIONAL file-manipulation exercise.

In FLMSG, create an ICS-213 file named, ‘URCALL_ex18.213’. Complete
the header Info: To:N
{40BD:2}CS, From:URCALL, including date/time, copy the
following question to the new file, and enter your answer.

If you could make one
{40BD:3} change, addition, deletion, to ORCA DIGITAL NET, what would it be?

In FLAMP, send this file to NCS during TRAFFIC.
On the TX
{40BD:4}tab, change, ‘Send To:’ to ‘NCS’.

{40BD:EOF}
{40BD:EOT}

DE K7KY K

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During this weekly FLAMP exercise we try to
fill every station. I will prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN (wait for prompt). Press the FLAMP
REPORT Button or send, ‘No FLAMP’ or ‘No Copy’.
We begin with …

K7DV

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W7ZAP
WB7TZD

I HAVE TO LEAVE MY HOME AND GO GET SOMETHING FOR A FRIEND WILL NOT BE ON THE AIR. SORRY DE WB7TZD

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DE K7DV
File : ex18.txt
{40BD}1
DE K7DV K

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tually got the message so no fill needed back to you de K7d

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DE W1EEP
File : ex18.txt
{40BD}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

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K6ETA

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DE K6ETA
File : ex18.txt
{40BD}CONFIRMED
DE K6ETA K

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K6KQV

DE K6KQV
File : ex18.txt
{40BD}CONFIRMED
DE K6KQV K

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WA7HHE

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DE WA7HHE
File : ex18.txt
{40BD}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

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W7ZAP
DE W7ZAP
File : ex18.txt
{40BD}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

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W7ZAP < K7KY that was almost too easy I should have tried a faster mode next time back to net < K7KY

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP
I think that may be a first that we didn’t need any fills. Great job and lucky the band is coorerating BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP
Traffic round is next and Dave K7DV is up < W7ZAP

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… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7DV-Net_practice_18.ext]2.0.10
:hdr_fm:20
K7DV 20170504024355
:hdr_ed:20
K7DV 20170504024246

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El8HAsw3s40q+XWS0vnZ7jvXRu2rTXytmmLJpJGxOlwx/VqFquaSxi4/rKoPltIC
VB8D1cw/4VmNcmvBt+4cGlJ27WcYWDfaqjXBiagz5l+ZClmOb7LbwHvsQkK5lA5V
DkuNjPFIo8tXcoHXh7stFycpzNUQtB69WieLvue6hOAA
[b64:end][WRAP:chksum 0B95][WRAP:end] … end

FB Dave… can’t read what you wrote just yet will read after net :-) BREAK
Next up is Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

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QST DE W1EEP

{879B}FLAMP 2.2.03
{879B}20170405024039:UR CALL EX18 ORCA W1EEP.txt
{879B}W1EEP DM37GJ
{879B}75 2 64
{879B:1}
tHE NET IS GOOD I DON’T HAVE ANY NEW IDEAS AT THIS TIME GREAT
{879B:2}WORK W1EEP
{879B:EOF}
{879B:EOT}

DE W1EEP K
DE W7ZAP
File : UR CALL EX18 ORCA W1EEP.txt
{879B}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K
FB Gene TU BREAK
Steve K6ETA is up next < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <>

NCS DE K6ETA

{8C1B}F 3¿ÿaeutll ee2ut ßTelkeh,6o toTaut
?a20:K6ETA_ex18.213
{8C1B}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA
{8C1B}429 7 64
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{8C1B:2}dcVfWIn9e3qtmHaaq28J+dQJoC2Vh/IV0YiOtwsdtfrESpN+bIWYL15rHM39s7B+
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{8C1B:7}OzUZSpfoHRUN/uEHX0XxYP5ZWAGI+SmqKA=
[b64:end] {8C1B:EOF}
{8C1B:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

DE W7ZAP
File : Unassigned
{8C1B}PREAMBLE
DE W7ZAP K
ri®2
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NCS DE K6ETA

{8C1B}FLAMP 2.2.03
{8C1B}20170405024310:K6ETA_ex18.213
{8C1B}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA
{8C1B}429 7 64
{8C1B:EOF}
{8C1B:EOT}

DE K6ETA K
DE W7ZAP
File : K6ETA_ex18.213
{8C1B}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K
FB Steve… I accidently clicked off 1500 Tnx BREAK
Next up is Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP
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NCS DE WA7HHE

{EFDF}FLAMP 2.2.03
{EFDF}20170405024332:WA7HHE_ex18.213′
{EFDF}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
{EFDF}477 8 64
{EFDF}Net Assignment 04/04/2017
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{EFDF:2}Yw/5kPEPmXQYZyfP8f+uReWQqtE863z3eyMsybME2sLhf9vNWl59o9boPQkqY7nw
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{EFDF:8}rJeB06Cjg8f3HA8DwA=
[b64:end] {EFDF:EOF}
{EFDF:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K
DE W7ZAP
File : WA7HHE_ex18.213′
{EFDF}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K
FB Brad TU I look forward to reading the replies following the net TU BREAK
Up next is Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <>

NCS DE K7KY

{6F8F}FLAMP 2.2.03
{6F8F}20170404221027:K7KY_ex18.213
{6F8F}K7KY Brookings,OR CN72ub
{6F8F}305 3 128
{6F8F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAD4XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS3MwPt//igEajKwILOhVRqHciWsp1E1Yi/42
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[b64:end] {6F8F:EOF}
{6F8F:EOT}

DE K7KY K
DE W7ZAP
File : K7KY_ex18.213
{6F8F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K
FB Doug TU BREAK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP
We’re rolling along quickly tonight Next is the COMMENT round and we begin K7DV < W7ZAP

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w7zap all i said in the mnessage was that if we check in 100 percent we would get an apple pie however the operator has to by
the pie I sent it flmsg as i wasnt quite ready for the flamp side btu w7zap de K7dv

I Like apple pie! Good idea. BREAK
Next is Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

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W7ZAP DE W1EEP WE ARE IN SPRING MODE HERE IN PINE VALLEY GET READY TO START YARD WORK HOPE DOUG IS GETTING
BETTER. GREAT NET THX TO ALL MINDY A STAR FOR YOU OK IM GOING TO GET THE APPLE PIE OUT OF THE FRIDE THX DAV

FB Gene I think the apple pie idea is a hit :-) And Doug’s finger is doing better TU BREAK
Steve K6ETA is up next < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K6ETA-2.b2s]2.0.16.01
:hdr_fm:21
K6ETA 20170504030022
:hdr_ed:21
K6ETA 20170504022809

:mg:707
CALLSIGN NAME S/N COMMENTS
———————————————————–
K7DV Dave +2dB 100% + pop-up
WB7TZD Tom —- In & out??
W1EEP Gene +4dB 100% copy
KD7CL Craig +2dB In & out
K6ETA [ ME ] K6KQV Bill —- In & out??
AG7RV Dick -10dB Rough copy, In & out
WA7HHE Brad +8dB 100% copy
KA7FOO Doug +4dB In & out
K7KY Doug +11dB Hope you can still pick ur nose
W7ZAP Mindy +9dB Image had minor hash

Mindy, awesome job as always! Many thanks to you, Doug and the occasional alternates for keeping this useful skill tested by a
growing number of stations!

73 de K6ETA
[WRAP:chksum 7ED3][WRAP:end] … end

Great sig rpt Steve appreciate it. Ur S9 +15 here BREAK
Up next is Bill K6KQV < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE K6KQV QRU AND 73 K

RR Bill TU BREAK
Brad WA7HHE is up next < W7ZAP
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Before RSID: <>

ORCA Net de WA7HHEfollows an Adapted from CERT is the Infrastructure Damage Assessment Form we use for our County
ECC/EOC perhapse it might be of use for some.

73’s Brad

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Damage_Assessment_Report_213_-FLMSG.213]4.0.1
:hdr_fm:22
WA7HHE 20170504030352
:hdr_ed:22
WA7HHE 20171103025205

:sb:35 DAMAGE ASSESSMENT SIZE UP LOCATION:
:mg:470 (Damage Assessment-CERT Form #1)
State Yes or No as applicable
1. FIRES
BURNING:
OUT:
2. HAZARDS
GAS LEAK:
H2O LEAK:
ELECTRICAL:
CHEMICAL:
3. STRUCTURE
DAMAGED:
COLLAPSED:
4. PEOPLE
INJURED:
TRAPPED:
DEAD:
5. ROADS
ACCESS:
NO ACCESS:
6. ANIMALS
INJURED:
TRAPPED:
ROAMING:

OBSERVATIONS:

[WRAP:chksum AC67][WRAP:end] … end

FB Brad Always like to see comm forms for possible use. TU BREAK
Next up is Doug K7KY < W7ZAP

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W7ZAP < K7KY tu Mindy I want to send a file after u close the net. about 4min it’s a list of all Ops that hv checked in to
ORCA since Mar/2015 I’ll wait till closing tu btu < K7KY

FB Doug TU BREAK
Any further comments or questions before we close (pls use pre-tone) TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <>

Hi ,W7ZAP, Mindy. Request late check in & out; W5CLE, Charles, Vancouver, WA digital power out 25 Watts BTU

W5CLE GE Charles good to see you tonight BREAK any more questions / comments?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Late Check ins? < W7ZAP

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
for: 04/04/2017 20:09 PDT

Thanks for committing your time and attention
to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next week.
‘Practice makes Perfect’
73 < W7ZAP Alt-NCS

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SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM

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

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

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