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RCA DIGITAL NET 06/jun/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14
Stations:
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT
W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out
AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out
KA7PAT Pat Coquille,OR
AG6SV Ken Bloomfield,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Although band condx were better than recent weeks, they were certainly up & down. Some stations faded and then resurged. Our only double tonight was due to fading. We’ve become quite handy with pre-tone for avoiding doubles.

Occasionally, someone will suggest we eliminate calling each station for their REPORT during the weekly exercise. Why not let the stations needing fill REPORT w/o prompt? If you’ve participated in nets using this format, you know how chaotic it can become when numerous stations try to REPORT at once. Particularly on HF nets when some stations are not copying all other stations . Even pretone won’t prevent these doubles. The TX of a CALLSIGN & REPORT takes about a minute in MFSK-32. Not much net time for an efficient polling  of FLAMP REPORTS.

Speaking of REPORTS, here’s a useful comment by Mindy W7ZAP in the Comment round:
“In FLAMP, if you’re doing a fill and see that the file name is ‘unassigned’, this means the RX station did not copy the preamble (block 0) in addition to the blocks they have listed as missing (ex: 1,4). You can add a “0” to the ‘Missing’ field (0,1,4), or relay the whole file by deleting Missing block numbers and pressing ‘Relay’.”

ORCA welcomes Ken AG6SV in Bloomfield,CA and Pat KA7PAT in Coquille,OR. Pat has sked conflict with other nets, so he may be occasional or late to ORCA. I hope he stays in touch as we have very few nearby OR stations and we want to be familiar with our digital neighbors in emergencies.

Test image printed perfectly in Humboldt,CA, but in UT, not so good.  The images represent band condx rather well tonight.

RX:KE6SLS CA RX: W1EEP UT RX: KB6NN CA

Thanks to Brad WA7HHE & Steve K7ETA for fill-block RELAYS during the FLAMP exercise. We want to do more FLAMP fill relays this summer. Relay practice is important. We should all become familiar with the FLAMP RELAY feature.

Thanks for practicing with us tonight. We hope to work with you again next week. 73 Doug K7KY

——— Net Log —————

K6ETA GE Steve ur on the log tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

W1EEP W1EEP GE Gene tu < K7KY

Sri I missed the vertical ID horizontal lasts longer on WF tu < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early check-in < K7KY

I missed the Nxxxxx call on WF try agn pse. < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

K6KQG GE Bill ur on the log tu < K7KY

!N&OUT

In&out station agn pse partial print here < K7KY

in&out station again pse… < K7KY

K7KY de W7GBB

Bob, Renton, WA

IN&OUT

W7GBB RR Bob in&out tu < K7KY

K7KY < AG7RV

AG7RV AG7RV Dick Reno, NV In&Out

AG7RV RR Dick tu < K7KY

@RXRSID:on>

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,U

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

K7KY de WA7HHE GE from Cedar City

WA7HHE RR Brad tu < K7KY

K7KY d

< K7KY

K7KY de N7SND from Cedar City

N7SND GE Larry tu < K7KY

DE W1EEP Gene Phillips Pine Valley Utah K

W1EEP FB Gene I already hv u tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

W7GBB Bob Brenton,WA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

K7KY < AG7RV

comment: AG7RV is in&out in&out

AG7RV RR Dick in&out tu < K7KY

From Reno … KA7FOO. Just got the radio turned on.

KA7FOO

KA7FOO RR Doug ur on the log tu < K7KY

Early ORCA Check-Ins:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS < K7KY

06/06/2017 19:32 PDT

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) B/W Test image for signal evaluation

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: comments, reception reports, observations, questions

(keyboard/FLMSG BLANK Form, your choice)

LOCK: fldigi curser @ 1500,

ENABLE: RxID, AFC

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

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

*Use brief pre-tone when doubles are likely.

Unlike FLMSG, FLAMP does not detect FLAMP traffic when closed.

Configure FLDIGI to ‘AUTOSTART’ FLAMP. AR

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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

All ORCA Tnx for early ck-in it make my job easier also wfID are easier to catch when they’re horizontal I work btwn 4 apps and it’s easy to miss part of the call tu BREAK

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

Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

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K7KY 20170706023711

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:350 ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/jun/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 10

Stations:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 6 June 2017

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP exercise distributes ‘ex27.txt’, an optional FLMSG

ICS-213 exercise using tabs, ‘Originator’ & ‘Responder’. Parse it carefully.

Return your file in FLMSG to NCS during TRAFFIC, or send your own practice

message, or QRU.

I’ve been posting to LINUXHAMS for info about TxID & AFC. After a couple

replies, Dave W1HKJ stepped in with ‘clarification’. Some of his comments:

“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.”

* Dave’s recommendation is for regular/emergency digital nets. Here, you are

free to change modes independent of NCS, so NCS needs RxID & TxID active. If

you change modes, Activate TxID until you change back to the net working mode.

There’s more info in the thread than specified in the manual. Search for:

linuxhams groups.io. Topic: ‘Combined function of AFC & TXid’.

Conducting the net w/o TxID helps reduce overall net time, but isn’t essential

to ORCA. 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.

FLDIGI is Pick-of-the-Month @ SourceForge. Short interview with Dave W1HKJ:

June 2017, “Staff Pick” Project of the Month – fldigi

Net Report posted as soon as we can…

orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

< K7KY

All ORCA Questions ? comments ? < K7KY

de KD7CL KD7CL

Craig

0236Z

Riverton, Or

Long wire <90 watts>

No traffic No traffic

In /Out

KD7CL GE Craig tu for ck-in ur in&out BREAK next is our FLAMP exercise with Mindy W7ZAP parse the instructions cafefully tonight….

over to Mindy < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 6258>{5A5E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 A6D5>{5A5E}20170606204332:ex27.txt

<ID 26 1DD6>{5A5E}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 CE1F>{5A5E}350 5 80

<DATA 88 C2EE>{5A5E:1}OPTIONAL: FLMSG file-manipulation exercise.

Using FLMSG ICS-213 Form, create t

<DATA 88 286E>{5A5E:2}he file: URCALL_ex27.213

MAKE ‘To’= K7KY MAKE ‘From’= URCALL

MAKE ‘Sub’= FD?

<DATA 88 D760>{5A5E:3} ENTER, Time/Date

On ‘Originator’ tab MAKE ‘Message’= What are your FD plans

<DATA 88 4826>{5A5E:4}?

Using FLMSG, send this file to K7KY during TRAFFIC.(today/any-net)

Reply wil

<DATA 38 DCE6>{5A5E:5}l be on ‘Responder’ tab

<CNTL 10 6DC8>{5A5E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CDC4>{5A5E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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 …

K6ETA

DE K6ETA

File : ex27.txt

<MISSING 15 5B87>{5A5E}CONFIRMED

DE K6ETA K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 12 B6E3>{5A5E}1 4 5

DE W1EEP K

K6QOG

K6QOG

10 76B1>{5A5E}1 2

DE K6QOG K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE

File : ex27.txt

<MISSING 15 5B87>{5A5E}CONFIRMED

DE WA7HHE K

N7SND

N7SND

KA7FOO

MISSING 15 5B87>{5A5E}CONFIRMED

DE KA7FOO K

K7KY

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : ex27.txt

<MISSING 15 5B87>{5A5E}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Brad please RELAY file to net TU < W7ZAP

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 88 C2EE>{5A5E:1}OPTIONAL: FLMSG file-manipulation exercise.

Using FLMSG ICS-213 Form, create t

<DATA 88 286E>{5A5E:2}he file: URCALL_ex27.213

MAKE ‘To’= K7KY MAKE ‘From’= URCALL

MAKE ‘Sub’= FD?

<DATA 88 4826>{5A5E:4}?

Using FLMSG, send this file to K7KY during TRAFFIC.(today/any-net)

Reply wil

<DATA 38 DCE6>{5A5E:5}l be on ‘Responder’ tab

<CNTL 10 6DC8>{5A5E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CDC4>{5A5E:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 01A6>{5A5E}PREAMBLE

DE W1EEP K

K6QOG

DE K6QOG

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 01A6>{5A5E}PREAMBLE

DE K6QOG K

N7SND

DE N7SND

File : Unassigned

<MISSING 14 01A6>{5A5E}PREAMBLE

DE N7SND K

WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Brad pls RELAY block ‘0″ TU < W7ZAP

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 6258>{5A5E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 29 A6D5>{5A5E}20170606204332:ex27.txt

<ID 26 1DD6>{5A5E}W7ZAP Brookings, OR

<SIZE 14 CE1F>{5A5E}350 5 80

<CNTL 10 6DC8>{5A5E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CDC4>{5A5E:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

W1EEP

DE W1EEP

File : ex27.txt

<MISSING 15 5B87>{5A5E}CONFIRMED

DE W1EEP K

K6QOG

DE K6QOG

File : ex27.txt

<MISSING 15 5B87>{5A5E}CONFIRMED

DE K6QOG K

N7SND

iFile : ex27. rimte¦ING 8 B670>{5A5E}3

DE N7SND K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 6258>{5A5E}FLAMP 2.2.03

<DATA 88 D760>{5A5E:3} ENTER, Time/Date

On ‘Originator’ tab MAKE ‘Message’= What are your FD plans

<CNTL 10 6DC8>{5A5E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CDC4>{5A5E:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

N7SND

DE N7SND

File : ex27.txt

<MISSING 8 B670>{5A5E}3

DE N7SND K

K6ETA < W7ZAP

Steve pls RELAY block 3 TU < W7ZAP

DE K6ETA

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 88 D760>{5A5E:3} ENTER, Time/Date

On ‘Originator’ tab MAKE ‘Message’= What are your FD plans

<CNTL 10 6DC8>{5A5E:EOF}

<CNTL 10 CDC4>{5A5E:EOT}

DE K6ETA K

N7SND

N7SND < W7ZAP

Larry K7KY will fill ur missing block following the net.

BTU K7KY < W7ZAP

All ORCA Sri little delay while we switch antennas TU Mindy for a good exercise… filling in the message can be difficult with so many Ops in different directions not everyone copying perfectly… I’ll fill for N7SND after net… BREAK

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

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K7KY 20170706030011

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:383 ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/jun/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 11

Stations:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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Traffic round begins with Steve K6ETA < K7KY

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K6ETA 20170706030144

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K6ETA 20170706030103

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:inc:8 ORCA Net

:to:4 K7KY

:p1:13 Brookings, OR

:fm:5 K6ETA

:p2:12 Petaluma, CA

:d1:8 06/06/17

:t1:5 0254Z

:sb:32 Field Day, Routine Drill Traffic

:s1:5 K6ETA

:p3:12 Petaluma, CA

:mg:261 What are your FD plans?

To operate on Mt Vision, Pt Reyes National Seashore from 0900 to 2100 local, then proceed down the mountain to Monkey Ranch where

REDXA is operating to steal their food.

Will probably socialize and operate as needed to fill their sked.

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K6ETA 20170706030144

K7KY 20170706030327

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K6ETA 20170706030103

K7KY 20170706030320

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:inc:8 ORCA Net

:to:4 K7KY

:p1:13 Brookings, OR

:fm:5 K6ETA

:p2:12 Petaluma, CA

:d1:8 06/06/17

:t1:5 0254Z

:sb:32 Field Day, Routine Drill Traffic

:s1:5 K6ETA

:p3:12 Petaluma, CA

:mg:261 What are your FD plans?

To operate on Mt Vision, Pt Reyes National Seashore from 0900 to 2100 local, then proceed down the mountain to Monkey Ranch where

REDXA is operating to steal their food.

Will probably socialize and operate as needed to fill their sked.

:rp:369 Mindy & I will work Pathfinder Triton-32, a grassroots exercise to assess resources and plan for tsunami or earthquake on the OR coast. Participants include ARES, State & coastal County, & City government, and OR National Guard. It runs 72hrs, Sat AM – Mon PM. Our task is VHF digital and HF digital backup. It should be fun and interesting. We may miss u on FD )-:

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K6ETA Steve tu I may not have been very explicit in the instructions and my reply in the responder tab is a tad long tu BREAK over to Gene W1EEP < K7KY

QST DE W1EEP

<PROG 18 A158>{80EE}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 47 A0AD>{80EE}20170607025845:URCALL EX27 W1EEP 1.txt

<ID 18 622A>{80EE}W1EEP DM37DJ

<SIZE 14 12CB>{80EE}102 2 64

<DATA 72 9AAE>{80EE:1}

We Have a complete day set aside to try and max out the

<DATA 46 05F1>{80EE:2}radio equipment thx for the net. W1EEP

<CNTL 10 D227>{80EE:EOF}

<CNTL 10 722B>{80EE:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

<STX>

DE K7KY

File : URCALL EX27 W1EEP 1.txt

<MISSING 15 5877>{80EE}CONFIRMED

DE K7KY K

W1EEP Tu Gene BREAK OK Bill K6KQG ur up for traffic… < K7KY

K7KY DE K6QOG

<PROG 18 E658>{793A}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 40 44F0>{793A}20170607030019:K6QOG ex 27.213.213

<ID 33 4A72>{793A}K6QOG Cedar City, UT DM37lr

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<CNTL 10 ABBC>{793A:EOT}

DE K6QOG K

K6KQG FB Bill tu BREAK over to Brad WA7HHE < K7KY

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WA7HHE 20170706031015

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WA7HHE 20170606025415

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:tt:15 General Message

:to:8 ORCA Net

:fm:6 WA7HHE

:dt:8 06/06/17

:tm:6 20:15L

:sb:62 Artificial Intelligence: A Game-Changer for Emergency Response

:mg:791 When situational awareness is slow to develop in the early stages of a crisis, how can you select the best response strategy without waiting for a comprehensive survey from eyes on the ground? The answer is to capitalize on an innovative merging of human expertise and computer intelligence that’s being fueled by advances in artificial intelligence. Seismic Concern, an AI platform from the Silicon Valley start-up One Concern, can analyze vast amounts of information and merges this data with onsite reports from citizens, volunteers and first responders to give command and control personnel deeper insights for making more effective decisions.

http://www.governing.com/papers/Artificial-Intelligence-A-Game-Changer-for-Emergency-Response-80702.html?promo_code=EM_papers_enews_textlink

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WA7HHE Tnx Brad, some nets I could use some AI here… BREAKN7SND Larry ur next < K7KY

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N7SND TU Larry ur msg 100% BREAK KA7FOO Doug ur up < K7KY

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:to:4 K7KY

:p1:3 NCS

:fm:6 KA7FOO

:p2:17 Digi-Ham Reno NV

:d1:8 06/07/17

:t1:8 0300 UTC

:sb:2 FD

:mg:223 What are±t FanElans?

Weoeing event on Sunday at 0600 hours. But most likely will visit local QRP club operations on Saturday.

Have not worked with the “Responder” tab yet. More homework for me.

Doug

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KA7FOO FB Doug this is our first exercise with 213 originator and responder tabs I didn’t lay it out as well as I could have is seeems… anyway, I’m having my own difficulties with FLMSG the incoming messages replace my roster in BLANK and I’m lost again…)-:

BREAK Mindy W7ZAP is QRU

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

On to the Comment round beginning with Steve K6ETA < K7KY

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CALL NAME S/N RATIO NOTES

K6ETA ((((((((TX)))))))) Rough night tonight!

W1EEP Gene -5 to -14dB QSB, 70% copy

K6QOG Bill -3 to -10dB QSB, 75% copy

WA7HHE Brad -7 to -14dB QSB, 40% copy

W7GBB Bob in&out

AG7RV Dick in&out

N7SND Larry -5 to -14dB QSB, 10% copy, Later 50%

KA7FOO Doug +4 to -9dB QSB, 90% copy

KD7CL Craig -5 to -14dB QSB, 20% copy

W7ZAP Mindy +4 to -5dB QSB, 100% copy

K7KY Doug +5 to -7dB QSB, NCS, 100%, Image perfect!

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K6ETA FB Steve tu for detailed report BREAK W1EEP Gene ur up < K7KY

K7KY DOUG DE W1EEP Great net the band improved the later we get hope the fingers are good to go. Mindy your back up is great. Thanks for all you do for all the rookies

W1EEP RR Gene tu finger is doing better slowly and my backup is great! BREAK K6QOG Bill ur next < K7KY

k7ky de k6qog great practice using responder tab for the exercise. de k6qog

K6QOG Tnx Bill this exercise need a bit of polish yet. but it’s good to work all these features and the poor band we’ve had lately gives lots of practice in difficult condx… BREAK WA7HHE Brad ur next < K7KY

K7KY and the net de WA7HHE for comments, squirly propagation tonight locally, missing blocks with strong signals… I ususally copy Steve in Petaluma really well but sigs are down this evening, and no copy from Doug in Reno. Good copy when Mindy is using her hubby’s antenna.

Will have to miss net next week for club meeting, all the best from Cedar Ciy de WA7HHE

WA7HHE RR Brad tnx for the heads up for next week we’ll miss you UT guys and thanks for the RELAYs and to Steve Kt6ETA these are going to be very useful in difficult times itr’s sometimes hard to figure who is best placed to do the relay and I think we’ll get better at RELAYs BREAK

N7SND Larry ur up for Comments… < K7KY

N7SND Larry hw cpy? < K7KY

Looks like Larry is having a station glitch or band glitch we’ll move along to Doug KA7FOO < K7KY

K7KY de N7SND I’M not receiving you

Buildout of Nationwide First Responder Broadband Network CoPn talan

Voaio Emergency Service (ARES) Changes

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) could change the complexion of how the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) functiFqtupport communication for responders during disasters and emergencies.

Amateur operators can continue to provide valuable information to emergency operations centers in the recovery phase of disasters.

While images in the form of digital Amateur Radio television (DATV) and a plethora of digital modes are available to ARES, FirstNet could nudge ARES to more quickly adopt a similar approach. A new generation of radio amateurs steeped in data, image, and video technology is

likely to drive ARES to think beyond analog.

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We had a double there Brad WA7HHE pse contact N7SND and tell him I’m not cpying him and we’ll move on tu BREAK KA7FOO

Doug stand by while Brad contacts Larry tu < K7KY

Looks like we lost Brad WA7HHE too so we’ll ask Doug KA7FOO to resend < K7KY

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The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) could change the complexion of how the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) functions to support communication for responders during disasters and emergencies.

Amateur operators can continue to provide valuable information to emergency operations centers in the recovery phase of disasters.

While images in the form of digital Amateur Radio television (DATV) and a plethora of digital modes are available to ARES, FirstNet could nudge ARES to more quickly adopt a similar approach. A new generation of radiOalhteurs steeped in data, image, and video technology is likely to drive ARES to think beyond analog.

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PS : Doug … Live & Learn !!!!!

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KA7FOO Tnx Doug even in the clear there’s a few errors the band is beginning to fade on us.. BREAK on to Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

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W7ZAP 20170706033420

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W7ZAP 20172405025525

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:mg:918 35w 135ft doublet @ 110ft

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

K6ETA 100% copy WFid, KBD,FLMSG, Relay S9 s/n=3dB

W1EEP 100% copy WFid, KBD,FLAMP S8 s/n=6dB

K6QOG 100% copy WFid, KBD,FLAMP S s/n=3dB

W7GBB 100% copy KBD, S1 s/n=6dB

AG7RV 100% copy KBD, S1 s/n=3dB

WA7HHE 90% copy KBD,FLMSG, Relay S8 s/n=4dB

N7SND 100% copy KBD,FLMSG S8 s/n=-3dB

KA7FOO 90% copy KBD,FLMSG S7 s/n=7dB

KD7CL 100% copy KBD, S9 +12

K7KY 100% copy KBD,FLMSG,image

In FLAMP, if you’re doing a fill and see that the file name is unassigned, this means the RX station did not copy the preamble (block 0) in addition to the blocks they have listed as missing (ex: 1,4). You can add a “0” to the missing field (0,1,4) or relay the whole file by deleting missing files and press ‘Relay’.

Up & down band condx here tonight, seem to be getting worse. Great to see all on the WF and I hope everyone has a fun FD.

73,

Mindy W7ZAP

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W7ZAP TU Mindy great report and a good summary of FLAMP relay and block –

ORCA ANNOUNCEMENTS 6 June 2017

Tonight’s weekly FLAMP esometimes a wrong key sets of a surprise macro I’ve no idea why… anyway are there any more comments for

the net? pse use pre-tone now. < K7KY

All ORCA Some nights are easier than others we seldom have error doubles any more u can’t account for QSB and we’ve had quite a bit tonight… some of our Ops are out of contact now… anyway thanks for your focus and attention the net is running very nicely and it totally depends on your participation last call for ck-in < K7KY

KA7PAT HERE, Where can I learn about this net and purpose. It looks useful,

I am in the local ARES here

KA7PAT < K7KY GE K7PAT pse say name & qth < K7KY

Pat and Oregon, I am totally new to this.

KA7PAT < K7KY FB Pat ur at the right place for fldigi traffic learning and practice u shuold ck out the website and monitor a couple nets

http://orcadigitalnet.com http://orcadigitalnet.com Check in&out a couple times to catch the net routine… then come in an practice with us tnx for ur check in and the net report is posted the the website by wed or thurs usually… BREAK any other ck-ins? < K7KY

All ORCA I won’t resend the roster but the complete roster is always available in the net report tnx agn for ur participation…

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 06/06/2017 20:44 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 < K7KY

CN73UD

I have watched some videos on fldigi and need to not be too busy otherwise for doing better with it but . I will check the site … it should tell me times etc. 73 thanks.

ka7pat monitoring.

KA7PAT < K7KY FB Pat good to welcome u aboard.. 73 Doug K7KY sk

2017-06-06 2046Z, K7KY K7KY de AG6SV AG6SV

Fldigi 4.0.2

Ken, Bloomfield CA

Grid CM88nh

Been monitoring, In/Out

QRU K

AG6SV < K7KY GE Ken I’ve added u to the roster tu for the ck-in I hope u will return and practice traffic with us in the future.. < K7KY

See all of you Digi-Hams next week.

KA7FOO

K7YK de AG6SV perhaps, but tuesdays are busy, 73, de AG6SV SK

AG6SV < K7KY RR tu < K7KY

K7KY < K6ETA Thanks for another good net Doug

tnx fer QSO Doug, 73

06/07/2017 03:49Z K7KY de K6ETA sk

K6ETA RR Steve & tu for ur participation it’s the experts that make the net more useful I’m hoping we’ll also help develop digital NCS guys.. even though only Mindy & I ncs, everyone is participating and it’s bound to absorb into thier brains somewhat all the ORCA ops will do better than those with very litte practice… btu < K7KY

What time do you all start? I have two other nets Tuesdays

Ka7PAT

K6ETA < K7KY We used to do 5 nets on Tues, but have dropped them to concentrate on ORCA we begin taking earlies around 1900 depending on what’s happening here at home… cu next week 73 Doug K7KY

K7KY DE K7DV Im just got home was here for a bit so srri i missed the net … Band condx not too good 73s and catch yretwt°u next week

K7KY DE K7DV

Ok, thanks. We have ARES at 1900 pst and 1930 local clulb. Then I could come and ccheck in here if your around..

KA7P

KA7PAT rr Pat tu BREAK K7DV GE Dave nice to see u we almost closed the net when u didn’t ck in (-: band was tough and still is I turned the pwr up to 50w as Mindy has closed her station hw cpy? < K7KY

K7DV K7DV K7DV < K7KY hw cpy Dave? < K7KY

Thanks for the exchange. I have much to learn in right protocal for sure… and appriciate the teasing.

I” let you all get back at it … lots on my plate every day …

KA7PAT nice meeting you all .. K7DV

73s

K7DV Dave I think ur up to speed protocol wise cu next time if not sooner… < K7KY

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K7KY 20160703235454

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:mg:461 ORCA DIGITAL NET 06/jun/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 14

Stations:

K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA

W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT

K6QOG Bill Cedar City,UT

W7GBB Bob Renton,WA in&out

AG7RV Dick Reno,NV in&out

WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT

KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV

KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR in&out

KA7PAT Pat Coquille,OR

AG6SV Ken Bloomfield,CA

K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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Net Reports

03/DEC/19 Report

03/DEC/19 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 03/Dec/19 Check-in/Rotation: Check-ins: 23 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA in&out KB7VX Bruce Fortuna,CA in&out W7LUX Joe Flagstaff,AZ in&out WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT KI7TPD Fred Cedar City,UT KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out KB6HOH Steve Novato,CA [...]

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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
14.065 MHz USB
OLIVIA 8/500

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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