05/DEC/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/dec/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 13
Stations:
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7PHI Kriss North Bend,OR in&out
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KE3KQ Ben Royersford,PA in&out
WB6AEA Jon Livermore,CA late
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka!CA late
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

We had a Silent Key report tonight for Paul KE6NVU, an ORCA DIGITAL NET founder. Paul passed away suddenly on 30nov17. And, more sad news. I learned after the net that Brad WA7HHE’s wife Mardith KB7HHB passed away 02dec17. Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers. These are difficult times already w/o additional tragedy.

Although the band was noisy, the net went quite well. The band was long again, favoring the distant stations in UT & PA. PA? Yes, PA! Ben KE3KQ checked in from Royersford,PA near the end of the net. That’s a long band. A few days ago, I checked into Ben’s Ten Tec net on 3.581 with PSK-31 @ 50w and became their most-distant ck-in. Ben’s ORCA record may not be broken soon. I’ve often wished our software benefactor, Dave W1HKJ, could check in some night and enjoy our use of his software. I didn’t think it would be possible, but now, I think just maybe.

We want to welcome another first time ck-in, Jon WB6AEA in Livermore,CA. He’s currently using HRD, but will install the FLDIGI suite and join us when he has it configured. Other new Ops include some of our nearby neighbors in Coos County,OR. Craig KD7CL has been with us a couple months now. Pat KA7PAT, Tom KF7RSF, and Kriss WA7PHI have begun checking in and monitoring. It’s great to have these Ops working with us. An original goal for ORCA was to engage digital OPs in the surrounding counties to establish mutual-aid relationships for times of need. These Coos Co. Ops helped Mindy W7ZAP & I come up to speed quickly with Winlink/WINMOR for the Triton 32 exercise. It’s good to have them aboard.

Checking into various digital nets helps me broaden my digital skills and certainly makes me appreciate our regular ORCA members. It’s the members that enable ORCA to run smoothly thru complex routines every week. We totally enjoy working you. You are the supportive learning environment that attracts others to join and practice with us. It’s very satisfying to be working with this team.

Mindy experimented with sending the FLAMP exercise file twice in succession. Ken AD5XJ, NCS for the Int’l SATERN Digital Net, does this for their weekly bulletin in FLAMP. He also sends the file-header twice. We adopted that strategy last month. Results of sending the entire file twice are inconclusive so far. We didn’t have many active stations tonight and most copied it 100% on the first pass. We’ll have to kick it around a bit more. Solid copy is our ultimate goal, but we need to practice for emergencies during tough condx. The more opportunities we have to practice REPORT, fill, and RELAY, the better we’ll do when these skills are necessary to complete the mission.

Mode choice is an even more crutial digital skill. Knowledge of the best mode for condx is gained through practice. There are many modes and new modes are added frequently. Poor band condx are perfect for learning their strengths and weaknesses. You’re welcome to send your practice traffic in the mode you think best suits condx. If you change the mode, be sure your TxID is active so all stations follow automatically. Oh Oh! Didn’t print well for anyone? Not a problem. We all learned something.

Bill K6QOG & Steve K6ETA sent grayscale images during Traffic. They printed very well for condx; very few pixels astray. The b/w images complete much faster than color. Steve sent his image @ 2X speed. 4X is also available. These faster speeds are not available in the macro TAG. I tried to add them in, but it broke the macro. When sending images by macro, the transmitter stops after the image completes, but when sending images from the TX menu, the transmitter is not stopped after completion. I’ll ask Dave W1HKG about this.

     
TX: K7KY-OR   RX: W1EEP-UT
TX: K6QOG-UT    RX: W7ZAP-OR
TX: K6QOG-UT    RX: K7KY-OR
     
TX: K6ETA-CA    RX: K7KY-OR
TX: K6ETA-CA    RX: W7ZAP-OR
TX: K6ETA-CA    RX: KE6SLS-CA

Thanks for practicing with us again this evening. We enjoyed working with you. Thanks for coming. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening for another digital practice session.

73 Doug K7KY

———- Net Log ———-

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

de WA7PHI k

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE WA7PHI WA7PHI

KRISS

<ZDT[:fmt]>

NORTH BEND

OCF DIPOLE @ 40 FEET 25 WATT<Rx>

NO TRAFFIC IN AND OUT

<73>

WA7PHI < K7KY GE Kriss tnx for ck-in in&out tonight 73 < NCS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:20Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY de KD7CL

Craig Riverton, Or

IN & OUT

KD7CL < K7KY GE Craig in&out tu < K7KY

k7ky de k6qog Bill Cedar City, UT k

K6QOG < K7KY RR Bill tu < K7KY

Station printing VideoID pse agn hard to read tu < NCS

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7PHI Kriss North Bend,OR

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Taking early ck-ins < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY DE KF7RSF

TOM BANDON

IN AND OUT DOUG

LEARNING THE ROPES

KF7RSF < K7KY GE Tom good to c u in&out tonight tu BREAK WA7PHI Kriss is also in&out < K7KY

K6ETA < K7KY GE Steve tu for the ck-in < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7PHI Kriss North Bend,OR in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

12/05/2017 19:28 PST

GE & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET

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

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500/usb – 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 (30sec)

2) Rotation list

3) Announcements

Weekly FLAMP exercise conducted by Mindy W7ZAP

Open FLAMP before exercise begins.

FLDIGI can be configured to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP.

Traffic Round: NCS calls each station in order

No practice traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

Hold keyboard dialogue for Comment Round. Questions anytime.

Comment Round: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard or FLMSG BLANK Form as you like)

LOCK: fldigi cursor @ 1500

ENABLE: RxID, AFC

DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Mode-ID

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

* Use brief (TUNE BUTTON) pre-tone when doubles are likely.

—–

ORCA CHECK-INS COME NOW. Send CALLSIGN or print VideoID on WF

First time? CALL/NAME/QTH

Monitoring stations send: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’

< K7KY

B/W Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G, /home/k7ky/Documents/orca/0RCAimage.png>

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4.5

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20170612033220

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

<blankform>

:mg:340 ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/dec/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 9

Stations:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7PHI Kriss North Bend,OR in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 3848][WRAP:end]

… end

0333Z – 1933L

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 05 December 2017

SAD NEWS: Paul Carlin KE6NVU, SILENT KEY

February 1951 – November 30, 2017

Paul was an ORCA plank-owner. He was the Pelican Bay ARC past

president and current VP and ARES AEC. His ready smile and affable

personality will be missed by family, friends and colleagues. Keep

his wife Joy and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

Tonight’s Optional FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex49.txt’, an FLMSG

/FLAMP exercise using the FLMSG Blank form. Complete the instructions

and send the file to NCS during TRAFFIC round using FLAMP, or send

your own practice traffic or QRU.

FLDIGI is again SOUNDFORGE Project of the month:

Dave W1HKJ’s FLDIGI software was again chosen Project the Month @

SourceForge. Last time is was ‘Staff Pick’. This time it’s ‘Community

Pick’. Check it out @: https://sourceforge.net/blog/december-2017

-community-choice-project-month-fldigi/

OFF-NET-FREQ Traffic practice:

Beginning this month, we’ll pass traffic off-net-frequency on the

3rd Tues each month. On the 2nd Tues, I’ll remind you to create a

short msg you can send the following week. Don’t decide the recipient

until we see who checks in. Following ck-in, I’ll call for’Traffic

to list’ for this exercise. We’ll skip the FLAMP exercise.

The recurring CW signal @ 3.582 may be resolved. I’ve been talking

with Mark K7MBA. His CW radio has two crystals, 3.579 & 3.582. He

doesn’t hear us while working CW and didn’t know we’re there. I

think he will be using his 79 crystal while we’re working. He’s

been good to work with.

For more digital traffic practice, don’t forget the monthly DOD/FEMA

Interoperability Exercise on 60m using FLDIGI. Good practice and they

send QSL cards: http://www.arrl.org/news/fema-to-conduct-interoperability

-exercise-using-60-meters

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

Next, we;ll turn the net over to Mindy W7ZAP for the weekly FLAMP exercise… go Mindy… < NCS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP

For tonight’s weekly FLAMP exercise we’ll experiment with SATERN’s

practice of sending the msg 2x. Mode= MFSK-64, Fills= MFSK-32

During COMMENTs, please say if you needed the 2nd TX. TU < W7ZAP

Stand by a moment while Mindy reboots FLAMP tu < NCS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 534C>{AD88}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 5F14>{AD88}20171206010135:ex49.txt

<ID 25 365D>{AD88}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 A8D2>{AD88}384 6 64

<DATA 72 BFD7>{AD88:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG BL

<DATA 72 D651>{AD88:2}ANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex49.b2s. Copy the following q

<DATA 72 FAD5>{AD88:3}uestion to the new file and add your reply.

Have u participated

<DATA 72 8D02>{AD88:4} in the DOD/FEMA Interoperability Exercises on 60m?

In TRAFFIC

<DATA 72 834F>{AD88:5}round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

own pr

<DATA 72 93C5>{AD88:6}actice msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 BD89>{AD88:EOF}

<FILE 29 5F14>{AD88}20171206010135:ex49.txt

<ID 25 365D>{AD88}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 A8D2>{AD88}384 6 64

<DATA 72 BFD7>{AD88:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG BL

<DATA 72 D651>{AD88:2}ANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex49.b2s. Copy the following q

<DATA 72 FAD5>{AD88:3}uestion to the new file and add your reply.

Have u participated

<DATA 72 8D02>{AD88:4} in the DOD/FEMA Interoperability Exercises on 60m?

In TRAFFIC

<DATA 72 834F>{AD88:5}round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

own pr

<DATA 72 93C5>{AD88:6}actice msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 BD89>{AD88:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1D85>{AD88:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:40Z MFSK-64 @ 1499>>

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 …

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

W7ZAP DE W1EEP DID NOT GET THE SWITCH NO COPY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K6QOG

DE K6QOG

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 C4B3>{AD88}PREAMBLE

DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K6ETA

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE K6ETA

File : ex49.txt

<MISSING 15 9483>{AD88}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex49.txt

<MISSING 15 9483>{AD88}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K6ETA < W7ZAP Steve pls RELAY whole file TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE K6ETA

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 534C>{AD88}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 5F14>{AD88}20171206010135:ex49.txt

<ID 25 365D>{AD88}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 A8D2>{AD88}384 6 64

<DATA 72 BFD7>{AD88:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG BL

<DATA 72 D651>{AD88:2}ANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex49.b2s. Copy the following q

<DATA 72 FAD5>{AD88:3}uestion to the new file and add your reply.

Have u participated

<DATA 72 8D02>{AD88:4} in the DOD/FEMA Interoperability Exercises on 60m?

In TRAFFIC

<DATA 72 834F>{AD88:5}round, send the new file to NCS using FLAMP, or send your

own pr

<DATA 72 93C5>{AD88:6}actice msg or QRU. On the FLAMP TX tab, change ‘QST’ to ‘NCS’.

<CNTL 10 BD89>{AD88:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1D85>{AD88:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

DE W1EEP

File : ex49.txt

<MISSING 15 9483>{AD88}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K6QOG

DE K6QOG

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 8 2970>{AD88}1

DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY < W7ZAP Doug pls relay blocks 0,1 TU < W7ZAP

<STX>

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 534C>{AD88}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 5F14>{AD88}20171206010135:ex49.txt

<ID 25 365D>{AD88}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 A8D2>{AD88}384 6 64

<DATA 72 BFD7>{AD88:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG BL

<CNTL 10 BD89>{AD88:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1D85>{AD88:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K6QOG

DE K6QOG

File : ex49.txt

<MISSING 15 9483>{AD88}CONFIRMED

DE K6QOG K

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

K7KY < W7ZAP TU Doug and Steve for the relays. All stns copied. BTU < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < K7KY TU Mindy that went well we’re going to get lots of relay experience this winter i think… BREAK

0348Z – 1948L

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

the net is small tonight and we’re not rushed… I don’t like the Silent Key reports and had to make 4 tonight I prefer digital as the phone reports were choking me up a bit on to the practice Traffic Round beginning with Gene W1EEP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 70AF>{82A6}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 53 B8AD>{82A6}20171206034715:ex49UR CALL NCS W7ZAP W1EEP.txt

<ID 18 B3DD>{82A6}W1EEP DM37DJ

<SIZE 14 5B81>{82A6}154 3 64

<DATA 72 72BA>{82A6:1}FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise, OPTIONAL

In an FLMSG BL

<DATA 72 4141>{82A6:2}ANK form, create the file ‘URCALL_ex49.b2s. NO I HAVE NOT WORKED

<DATA 34 9DDB>{82A6:3} THAT AT ALL THANKS W1EEP

<CNTL 10 C8E8>{82A6:EOF}

<CNTL 10 68E4>{82A6:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

W1EEP < K7KY FB Gene ur beginning to make these exercises look too easy (-: BREAK next up is Bill K6QOG < NCS

Sending Pic:200×150;e K6QOG WHO ME? k

K6QOG < K7KY RR Bill printed vvey well hr.. looks like he’s predicting a cold winter BREAK up next is Steve K6ETA < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>

QST DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 16CC>{237D}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 9979>{237D}20171129045052:K6ETA-ex48.b2s

<ID 29 460C>{237D}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 9DC4>{237D}361 5 80

<DATA 88 C142>{237D:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAElXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz4B06E10bOZBMZ0rzNdcVfWIn9e3qtmHa

a

<DATA 88 33D9>{237D:2}q28J+d0qmV9GnAQkbe660LZhB2sAybqqynOnzMwfbr1hq4LMacSgsVrPyRKi5BpG9gSzbHA0YiUTuG

ct

<DATA 88 5E74>{237D:3}FmK1nFCR5e/QD5dn8+d8i37uKNIiupJudfE0U6+7B5H2MdoVXDdCHksF9VfFyNneyflF/m7P2ScRil2q

<DATA 88 DEDA>{237D:4}pvS12PF82EOQQ0a0CIgmIZmFVy+6FS2OvTYyurnbjGK+H/UMlzvU8c1EPdfFSljJTUmh+UBrBgU6mX

9x

<DATA 49 C6FB>{237D:5}znrwZrW/Zsi3Ya0wbzSjhE697iI1oPG

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 B14A>{237D:EOF}

<CNTL 10 1146>{237D:EOT}

DE K6ETA

NCS DE K6ETA

<PROG 18 EB7B>{D5ED}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 4BFF>{D5ED}20171206034938:K6ETA-ex49.b2s

<ID 29 C9D4>{D5ED}K6ETA QTH: Petaluma, CA

<SIZE 14 384F>{D5ED}237 3 80

<DESC 30 155A>{D5ED}Traffic plus last week’s

<DATA 88 978C>{D5ED:1}[b64:start]PGZsbXNnPjIuMC4xNi4wMQo6aGRyX2VkOjIxIApLNkVUQSAyMDE3MDYxMjAzNDkzOAo8

Y

<DATA 88 CA3B>{D5ED:2}mxhbmtmb3JtPgo6bWc6OTAgSGF2ZSB1IHBhcnRpY2lwYXRlZCBpbiB0aGUgRE9EL0ZFTUEgSW5

0ZXJvc

<DATA 85 47AB>{D5ED:3}GVyYWJpbGl0eSBFeGVyY2lzZXMgb24gNjBtPwoKTm90IHlldCEKCmRlIEs2RVRBCg==

[b64:end]

<CNTL 10 FED6>{D5ED:EOF}

<CNTL 10 5EDA>{D5ED:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : K6ETA-ex48.b2s

<MISSING 15 D5C4>{237D}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : K6ETA-ex49.b2s

<MISSING 15 1D02>{D5ED}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

K6ETA < K7KY FB Steve I thought I was right on top of things, but forgot to move back to MFSK-32 tnx for the double report.. my first BREAK Mindy W7ZAP is QRU so we’ll go on to the Comment round after I look for late/visitors

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

With only a handful of active stations tonight I’ve become a bit complacent and I’m eating noodles while we work OK back to the top for Gene W1EEP < K7KY

W1EEP < K7KY Gene ur up for Comments… < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

K7KY DE W1EEP Bill and I have no short skip tonight long skip doing great Steve is great thanks for the relay You would like this Doug it was 4 degrees this AM and a high of 35 have a good noght 73’s to all

W1EEP < K7KY Actually Gene I wouldn’t like it very much u can keep it out there with u… tnx BREAK next is Bill K6QOG < K7KY

K7KY DE K6QOG my picture is of a squirel in my yard last week, I don’t think he can predict the future. Good thing I had the picture because I had accidentally close flamp and missed the message. Oh well, like you said the net is good practice. I wish everyone a great week. 73’s de k6qog kk

K6QOG < K7KY RR Bill we wish u a good week 2 BREAK next up for comments is Steve K6ETA < NCS

Sending Pic:250x250p4;I very much appreciate this net. By the way, the image I sent was X2 speed -how did it print?

< K6ETA

K6ETA < K7KY FB Steve it printed nearly perfect hardly a pixel astray same for Bill’s image too very good & I’ll add them to the net report… tnx BREAK next is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T04:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1515>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.3

:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20170612040410

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20170512224719

<blankform>

:mg:632 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

W7GBB KBD (S9 +20) s/n=10dB

W1EEP VideoID, FLAMP (S9 +15) s/n=13dB

WA7PHI (S9 +20) s/n=13dB

KD7CL KBD (S9 +15) s/n=8dB

K6QOG KBD, image (S9 +12) s/n=10dB

KF7RSF KBD (S9 +25) s/n=11dB

K6ETA KBD, VideoID, relay, FLAMP, image(2) (S9 +30!) s/n=12dB

K7KY KBD, FLMSG, image, relay

Great signals from all tonight… band much better than I expected, especially from local stations up the coast. Great copy on both b/w images… will post to web. Nice to see condx for digital comms improve. Great to see all on the WF tonight. C U agn soon :-)

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

[WRAP:chksum A9E5][WRAP:end]

… end

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

last station agn pse… < NCS

K7KY K7KY de KE3KQ KE3KQ in&out in&out k

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T04:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

KE3KQ < K7KY GE sorry for the delay Ben I’m really surprised to hr u tonight tnx for checking in BREAK Ben is in PA and I checked into his Ten Tec net a couple nights ago.. I didn’t think it could be done…. Ben is the farthest sttion to ever ck-in to ORCA thanks for coming Ben do you have any comments for the net? < NCS

KE3KQ < K7KY hw cpy Ben? < K7KY

Well, we seem to hv lost Ben I’m surprised to hear him at all must have found a momentary opening in the band BREAK

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

are there any further comments b4 we close? < NCS

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 12/05/2017 20:11 PST

Thanks for committing your time and attention

to practicing digital traffic handling with us tonight.

We hope to work with you again next week.

‘Practice makes Perfect’

73 Doug K7KY

K7KY K7KY K7KY de WB6AEA WB6AEA WB6AEA pse kn

WB6AEA < K7KY GE go ahead John < K7KY

K7KY de WB6AEA

I’m 100% new to MFSK and happend to come across eht ORCA net tonight. I’d love to learn more about operating MFSK. Any good pointers? hee4 t afraid that my process might be very very bad so please excuse any format erros. BTU Doug, K7KY de WB6AEA k

WB6AEA < K7KY FB Jon.. ur at the right place to learn abt digital traffic handling and digital work in gereral… you can learn abt ORCA DIGITAL NET @ http://orcadigitalnet.com and if you’re ok with sending ur email address I’ll add u to the file where I send an email each week when the net report is posted to the web. or send me an email @ ncs@orcadigitalnet.com btu < K7KY

K7KY de WB6AEA

I’m happy to sned you my email address….

morgan @bikerscum.org

morgan@bikerscum.org

Yes… I ride motorcycles!

I’m used to running PSK, Olivia and Contestia… mfsk is new to me so my style might be a bit… or WAY off. I apprediate your patience.

BTU Doug, K7KY de WB6AEA k

Bv0Jon it’s a learning and practice net, so we’re not concerned when people make mistakes most of us do while learning you won’t have any issues with MFSK not much differnent than what u’ve been using. It’s a good idea to monitor us for a couple weeks to get net-flow and then check in active and work with us we use fldigi, flmsg, & flamp every net u will need to hv flamp active b4 receiving flamp traffic as it doensn’t autostart… check out the website and write if u hv questions what

kind of bike u ride? < K7KY

K7KY de WB6AEA

I”m on a 200b#aHarley Electriclide Classic…Ü. not the Ultra…. too much!!!

I’ve rideent for years… I’m lusting after a new bike but I just retired so I don’t thhr itñqin the cards for a while. I’ve ta.knsome notes to I’! Ù be able to check the website and get the softtyware downloaded to my copur…. I’m using HRD #oqko eHht now and I think my macros might be wrong for m³,d 0…tBTU DoulæzKY de WB6AEA k

WB6AEA < K7KY Sounds like a sweet ride, Jon I rode 4 50yrs myself and my XYL Mindy W7ZAP and my co-NCS also rode. We rode mostly sport-bikes and finished up on dual-sports.. then to mountain bikes now, I don’t ride much… I think the urge for a new ride is the same as the urge for a new radio (-: OK Jon nice to meet you and I’ll look forward to working with u hr on ORCA 73 for now Doug K7KY sk

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Thanks Doug…. I really appreciate your willingness to elmer an MFS oa gnewbie. Sounds like ue2 may have found a home between Hakeei5 R &kyand mox Mcy!!! l start td #( tµoring things and theicn check tun hen I think I’m getting the hang of the flow. Thanks aagain for your time…. all the b#tst you and Mindy!!

K7KY de WB6AEA 73 Doug and thanks for this MFSK-32 QSO on 80m, good DX.

My QSL is OK via eQSL.cc or LoTW.

12/6/2017 0425

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.4.5

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K7KY 20170612042709

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:397 ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/dec/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 12

Stations:

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

WA7PHI Kriss North Bend,OR in&out

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

KF7RSF Tom Bandon,OR in&out

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

KE3KQ Ben Royersford,PA in&out

WB6AEA Livermore,CA

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR QRU

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS n

[WRAP:chksum D1EA][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye hw went the ARC meeting? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T04:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

GE Doug. Had a good meetin’. still going, but I wasn’t interested in the

raffle etc! :)

New officers, new prez, so that is nice. Jim kw6jim was a GREAT prez, he’ll

be soarly missed I’m sure.

Going to have a new website soon! So I will pass that info along as it

finalizes, new ham is taking it over, just earned his General class, so

I expect him on the digi modes soon!

The net went fast eh! Just scrolled up a bit.

How was the band?

k7ky de ke6sls k

Band was actually pretty good good for digital anyway…. this will give u an idea abt the band I had a late ck-in just b4 closing a guy I met a couple nights ago Ben KE3KQ in PA can u believe that?? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T04:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

wow, PA is serious dx for these feeble bands these days! Nice work! Wonder

how much power he was using. That is very cool though. I miss working all

the cw ops on the east coast, I took it for granted if you can beleive that!

anyway, good work. I have updated our HF net for Monday nights:

6:30pm PST HF PHONE NET

6:15pm PST HF Digi net.

then we’ll just do the following three nets as usual. but I feel

that will help us actually get all the people that can’t hear us

at 7:45pm. Crossing my fingers. I’ll email this to ya as well.

btu om!

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY FB Jaye… i think the change in time is a good idea… might work & might not quite a difference btwn digital & phone signals sometimes I ck in easily with you digitally and can’t even hr Jim on HF.. or many others either… Ben in PA was using 50w I think I’ll find out for sure I just emailed him he wrote me after I checked into his Ten Tec net a couple nights ago.. I was cruising round 3.581 and saw psk31 around 1000wf and read the callsign and the end of a sentence saying the net is closing so i asked what net? and it went from there… I’m their farthers ck-in and now he is ours! btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2017-12-06T04:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

fb Doug. Just looked up on qrz, he doesn’t have it updated with eamil… grrrr.

anyway, very neat. I hope u can hear him agn next week! Howabout Patrick, did he

make it in tonight? Also, I think a friend of mine is going to loan Jim k6fwt

an amp! He was going to call him tonight about that. I think it would be

nice if he had a little more juice there, and stay off that darned verticle

he has! The dipole is the only antenna anyone outside of Eureka can hear.

Okay, I better get off here. Have to get the list of hams together for

a mass email.

ummm, thinking, huh, thought gone.

Okay, btu then I’ll zip it up!

k7ky de ke6sls k

FB Jaye… I’m glad u had time to drop by tonight & I’ll add you to the late ck-in list too… 73 For now ttus Doug K7KY sk

Net Reports

16/JUL/19 Report

16/JUL/19 Report

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
OLIVIA 8/500

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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
60M - CH 1

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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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