19/SEP/17 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/sep/17 Check-in/Rotation:

Check-ins: 15
KR7KR Ken Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N7RBP Bob Medford,OR in&out
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
N7SND Larry Cedar City,UT
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR
K6ETA Steve Petaluma,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KA7FOO Doug Reno,NV
AL7BX George Cedar City,UT in&out portable, Grand Jct,CO
KG7PBX Linda Cedar City,UT in&out portable, Grand Jct,CO
N7FXT Rick Beaverton,OR late ck-in
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR qru
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

The first thing I do after closing the net is save the log. Somehow tonight, I flubbed the save and lost the log. I usually edit out noise and review the log before writing the Report, but I don’t need a review to recall how much fun the net was tonight. Finishing in an hour 25min with 15 ck-ins is good. Even with a few resends during the FLAMP exercise the net ran very nicely.

I had very marginal copy on George AL7BX portable. He was camping with Linda KG7PBX in Grand Junction,CO. Thanks to Brad WA7HHE for relaying them in. Rick N7FXT checked in for the first time just before closing. Welcome to Craig KD7CL. He’s been monitoring the net for a few weeks and check in active tonight. Craig lives in Riverton,OR, Coos County, our northern neighbor. Bob N7RBP in Medford,OR was back and monitoring tonight.

Mindy W7ZAP began the weekly FLAMP exercise in THOR 50×1, but the initial REPORTs indicated it was not printing well in UT & ID. One TX of MFSK-32 was CONFIRMED by all but one station. That station CONFIRMED with a MFSK-32 RELAY. This weekly exercise is designed to give practice in manipulating traffic files while engaged in the net, and practice with the REPORT and RELAY features. The exercise is always OPTIONAL. You can use the file you create in the Traffic round, or send another practice message or QRU.

If you haven’t yet made a VideoID macro to print your callsign on the waterfall, you might give it a try. It’s very useful at check-in and for getting NCS’s attention during the net. Please use large text printed horizontally. It is easier to read and stays visible on the waterfall longer. The best place to print your VideoID is 800 or 2000. Leave 1500 open for net business. NCS can see your ID while in RX with another station on 1500. Instructions for creating an ID macro are on the website page, Resources/Macros.

Ken KR7KR sent this image from Cedar City,UT.


Thanks for taking time out of your evening to practice digital traffic handling with us tonight. I hope to work with you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY

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No Net Log. I lost it, somehow… )-:

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19/DEC/23 Report

19/DEC/23 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/DEC/23 Check-In/Rotation Check-Ins: 23 Stations: __W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX __KI7ARP Herman Pine Valley,UT QNX __KE7YX Emery Pendleton,OR QNX N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID WA7JYK Tom Joseph,OR __AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO QNX __K7UK Rick Omak,WA QNX KE6SLS Jaye [...]


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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 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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