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ORCA DIGITAL NET, Report 7/Apr/15

Check-ins: 6
Traffic: 5
Keyboard: 1

Stations:
K6RIT Nick
KB6NN Howard
K7IFG Ken
KJ6UPE Danon
NX6D David
W7ZAP Mindy
K7KY Doug

The net was smaller tonight with most of the Humboldt Ops at ARC meetings. We haven’t seen Paul KE6NVU for awhile. He’s our source of one-line jokes. We did have Howard KB6NN from Humboldt. He’s been working with signal stability lately. His signal is actually more stable than he first thought, I believe. The net’s not running too far from 1500 these days. Everyone is using LOCK to keep fldigi anchored. This at least prevents us from starting a transmission at the WF position of the previous station.

Last weekend, Mindy & I monitored the VOA Radiogram closely for signal drift. VOA was no further from 1500 than 1491. A commercial transmitter, about 3k/mi distant. We see more deviation at 300mi with our Amateur equipment. I’m not too concerned about the drift we experience; the software is designed to support Amateur transceivers and once configured, does a good job tracking and decoding signals.

Next week, we’ll try message relay. Even with winter band conditions, we haven’t had great need for relays, but relays are fundamental to radio nets. We’ll send a couple volunteers off the net freq to relay a message and return to net. It will be easy and fun, I think. It will help round out our digital traffic handling skills and provide practice leaving and reentering the net.

It’s great to find some members already on frequency prior to the net, chatting and sending traffic. It’s an opportunity for me to check Ops in early and save a few moments at regular check-in. When I see you on freq before the net, I’ll add you to early check-ins. I’ll begin noting early check-ins around 1920p and send the early check-in list before regular check-in.

Feel free to experiment with other modes as Ken K7IFG has been doing lately. Let the net know before you send and remember to return to MFSK-32. Most stations have flamp configured and working. If you find flamp doesn’t decode flamp traffic, set fldigi to autostart flamp. Oddly enough, this seems to work. Maybe it won’t be necessary in the latest flamp, v2.2.01. I haven’t tried it yet. fldigi v2.22.07 is also available.

Thanks for participating in the net tonight. I look forward to seeing you again next Tuesday evening. 73 Doug K7KY

——————- Net Log —————————

ORCA DIGITAL NET, Early Check-in

Send only your callsign or print it on the WF

I’ll list earlies before regular check-in. de K7KY k

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1515>>

de NX6D k

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1511>>

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>>

K7IFG Ken

KJ6UPE Danon

NX6D David

W7ZAP Mindy

K7KY DougORCA DIGIAL NET, Checked-in early:

K7IFG Ken

KJ6UPE Danon

NX6D David

W7ZAP Mindy

K7KY Doug

< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:30Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>

QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET. Doug K7KY NCS – Brookings,OR.

We meet every Tuesday at 1930p here on 3.595 USB. Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, & FLAMP. Mode: MFSK-32 @ 1500. Other modes and bands depending on conditions. Alternate digital

freq: 7.122 USB. Optional voice freq’s: 3.955 & 7.200.

The ORCA DIGITAL NET is dedicated to learning digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling. The net connects Amateur Operators with mutual interest in

training, information-sharing, and support. Visitors welcome.

This is a DIRECTED Net. Please answer check-in with your CALLSIGN. If you can print your call on the WF, use any free space in the passband.

After check-in, please stand-by while NCS organizes the rotation list.

NCS transmits grayscale test image

NCS transmits Rotation list

NCS transmits Announcements

Call for comments/questions on announcments

NCS calls each station in order (traffic or keyboard)

Before sending, please LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID, & AFC.

(Set CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’)

A round (or more) of fills, reception reports, comments, questions, follows the traffic round.

NCS transmits Closing Announcment (optional QSY to voice) de K7KY

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Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:32Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1495>>

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ORCA DIGIAL NET, Checked-in early:

K7IFG Ken

KJ6UPE Danon

NX6D David

W7ZAP Mindy

K7KY Doug

< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

Check-in: Please respond with your callsign only…

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1481>>

KB6NN Howard I have you checked in…< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET de K7KY

Grayscale image for signal evaluation

Sending Pic:192×192;

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1493>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-7.b2s]2.0.9

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20150804023639

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20150804023635

:mg:210 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Rotation order

KB6NN Howard

K7IFG Ken

KJ6UPE Danon

NX6D David

W7ZAP Mindy

K7KY Doug

NCS will prompt stations in order. Send traffic or keyboard as you like

[WRAP:chksum F25B][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

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ORCA DIGITAL NET, Announcments, 7/Apr/15

Tonight, we return to NCS prompting members for transmission. We’ve tried it both ways with some success each way. Still, when we follow in order w/o prompting, we have an increase in doubles. I’ll call you to transmit tonight, so please wait for my call. If you need to break-in, send your callsign. I’ll leave time between transmissions for you and late/visiting stations.

If you’re using flamp or another mode, tell us before your traffic. After you send/receive traffic in a different mode, please return to MFSK-32. Following Announcments and comments, NCS will call station in order. If you don’t have traffic in flmsg, you’re welcome to keyboard. Following traffic , comes a round, of reception reports & comments.

*** Remember to LOCK fldigi @ 1500, & enable RxID, TxID, & AFC ***

(Set CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’)

I’ve included our b/w test image in the Net Report. Please send it occasionlly so others can see signal/path quality from your QTH.

Comments?, come now with your callsign. de K7KY

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1497>>

Late checkin

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1497>>

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

KI6RIT Nick GE Nick glad you could make it and I’ve added you to the top of rotation…

Any questions about Announcements? < K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

KI6RIT Nick Well, I hope your ready. We’ll start with you if you don’t mind… send traffic or keyboard < K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1516>>

Nothing much from this end, hehe. Been quite busy lately, sorry I haven’t been around. I’m so happy that we got some more rain though!

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1500>>

KI6RIT Nick Good to have you back… enjoy the rain… we’re getting quite a bit of rain here too…

OK HOward KB6NN go ahead with traffic or kbd…< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1494>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn KB6NN-14.213]1.1.34

:hdr_fm:21

KB6NN 20150804024308

:hdr_ed:21

KB6NN 20150804023219

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:28 25w, horizontal dipole @ 10′

:fm:13 Howard, KB6NN

:p2:10 Eureka, Ca

:s1:10 73, Howard

:mg:906 Testing once again using TX Lock that I had tried for the first time last week. I checked the box to keep the TX frequency. You may know I have not had rig control available and still do not at this time, so I must set the radio by hand, first keying in the frequency (the radio is PLL for the VFO). This time, rather than leaving the radio at 3595, the readout of which is accurate only as small an increment as the nearest 100Hz, I dithered between 3595.0 and 3595.1 until I got a feel for where those points were (about a quarter inch spread on the circumference of the dial), and then set the dial a little less than midway between the two, which should place me closer to 1500 on the waterfall than I have been. However, when I did that, everyone else was at about 1445 or so, rather than 1500. I think I need to check the accuracy of my radio’s readout. Comments are welcome and appreciated.

[WRAP:chksum 8CCA][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1484>>

KB6NN Howard you were within 10kc all the time… it didnt look any different than most stations..

OK over to Ken K7IFG < K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1494>>

ORCA de K7IFG MESSAGE FOLLOWS PSK63RC10 COMPRESSED REPEATED TWICE…….

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1489>>

QST DE K7IFG

{F051}FLAMP 2.2.01

{F051}20150404172543:wb5alm-diginet-04042015.p2s

{F051}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

{F051}793 10 80

{F051}Satern So. Territory training message April 4th

{F051}FLAMP 2.2.01

{F051}20150404172543:wb5alm-diginet-04042015.p2s

{F051}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

{F051}793 10 80

{F051}Satern So. Territory training message April 4th

{F051:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAOiXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz40N4fBmD+hivcyxi4ogMvZe9Hw0i0cIrE

{F051:2}1CXTsJbAhDTTqg71QEFtlfNVPgWp6BPHTJVjEw7PH+rkfYkksyfxDIeWp7mtELa/oG0wAe9GFXzFg2hy

{F051:3}rFFEPfWkyJckRMOkvlI2kM2pm0gyGHnVbKWG6UvvAjXnzXosAYiTVpMDvlTSAy5GMVu0TMCDMQwIZlAY

{F051:4}mLEym+CRs/jSHKJ01jJLCCt1Ulwv/q1CsQAVg5TtJ0Gk3DsmSQfxrkjsGZ/+men34aCTH4YcLSfP

{F051:5}aKJagRtJZ0dNgH3bU4KQvovl3QKYRdyLTKkTQijDbt3SLzqs3BRPfOcjkpaExMdvjXSk+hV66yP5CqQu

{F051:6}4V8JI9ZossOHWoydF8gs2DW+BWjCTiufq/7Ret7zHuV1PGzC/iDDg6blOQT19NAVADXHMy/TiTu/bvzg

{F051:7}ZavdxEq4sonlj56qdOVJuu9zDRfgsx+tAyg2eT/KLeHb9AAGcP63NUNZmCIAJk6XqQrMaJRs2ZSmSGtP

{F051:8}gsFir/UBYrdA3PtQ1z6pP2C2Zn5Qz/UZz1AMoKlI9oGLKl0A+9zhyABUDInOSLFXZwLdRBVGYxKDHpdz

{F051:9}6YcJ1fcPomxRT7MEMu0GCCCQYDsWi2StKQLcamj09ecYJgr5+YbuVeZhb3K5BN5OL7y4VY1ZLzeuZ+cG

{F051:10}UzIHZo/ObqH+uRuzxdN6IZt9hMa9Q4Z5N1/HheHsVNiovNedUWdm7yfhkvgIM2I

[b64:end]

{F051:EOF}

{F051:EOT}

QST DE K7IFG BK

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:47Z 10xPSK63R @ 3505000+1493>>

QST DE K7IFG

{F051}FLAMP 2.2.01

{F051}20150404172543:wb5alm-diginet-04042015.p2s

{F051}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

{F051}793 10 80

{F051}Satern So. Territory training message April 4th

{F051}FLAMP 2.2.01

{F051}20150404172543:wb5alm-diginet-04042015.p2s

{F051}K7IFG Beavercreek, OR CN85sg

{F051}793 10 80

{F051}Satern So. Territory training message April 4th

{F051:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAOiXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5T3dGz40N4fBmD+hivcyxi4ogMvZe9Hw0i0cIrE

{F051:2}1CXTsJbAhDTTqg71QEFtlfNVPgWp6BPHTJVjEw7PH+rkfYkksyfxDIeWp7mtELa/oG0wAe9GFXzFg2hy

{F051:3}rFFEPfWkyJckRMOkvlI2kM2pm0gyGHnVbKWG6UvvAjXnzXosAYiTVpMDvlTSAy5GMVu0TMCDMQwIZlAY

{F051:4}mLEym+CRs/jSHKJ01jJLCCt1Ulwv/q1CsQAVg5TtJ0Gk3DsmSQfxrkjsGZ/+men3pv4aCTGma4YcLSfP

{F051:5}aKJagRtJZ0dNgH3bU4KQvovl3QKYRdyLTKkTQijDbt3SLzqs3BRPfOcjkpaExMdvjXSk+hV66yP5CqQu

{F051:6}4V8JI9ZossOHWoydF8gs2DW+BWjCTiufq/7Ret7zHuV1PGzC/iDDg6blOQT19NAVADXHMy/TiTu/bvzg

{F051:7}ZavdxEq4sonlj56qdOVJuu9zDRfgsx+tAyg2eT/KLeHb9AAGcP63NUNZmCIAJk6XqQrMaJRs2ZSmSGtP

{F051:8}gsFir/UBYrdA3PtQ1z6pP2C2Zn5Qz/UZz1AMoKlI9oGLKl0A+9zhyABUDInOSLFXZwLdRBVGYxKDHpdz

{F051:9}6YcJ1fcPomxRT7MEMu0GCCCQYDsWi2StKQLcamj09ecYJgr5+YbuVeZhb3K5BN5OL7y4VY1ZLzeuZ+cG

{F051:10}UzIHZo/ObqH+uRuzxdN6IZt9hMa9Q4Z5N1/HheHsVNiovNedUWdm7yfhkvgIM2I

[b64:end]

{F051:EOF}

{F051:EOT}

QST DE K7IFG K

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:48Z 10xPSK63R @ 3505000+1493>>

K7IFG Ken I copied it perfectly in flamp Lets stop a moment to see if any one needs a fill. If so send your flamp report now for Ken..< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1504>>

KJ6UPE Danon send your traffic or keyboard if you like…< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1506>>

my waterfall keeps moving to 1558 even wh

….start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn kj6upe-69.213]

1.1.21

:hdr_fm:20 kj6upe 201508040149Z

:hdr_ed:20 kj6upe 201507042306Z

:to:8 ORCA net

:fm:6 kj6upe

:d1:6 4-7;15

:t1:10 7:30 or so

:sb:9 a message

:mg:470 Hi everybody just plugin in and being a part of the net.Boy we got some rain today, I love it when the hills are green.The Calif popies are just poping everywere saying hello to spring,What a gift to behold. Ok work is coming in Im pretty much slamed till aug of this year Im greatfull.I enjoy making people happy painting there homes et it rain,all work is inside for the next two mounts….so cool. OK thats all i got LONIN HAM RAIDO thank you….KJ6UPE…….thank u

[WRAP:chksum 61B0][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1488>>

KJ6UPE Danon TU good copy here…

Over to David NX6D < K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1504>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn NX6D-6.b2s]2.0.8

:hdr_fm:20

NX6D 20150804025158

:hdr_ed:20

NX6D 20150804025158

:mg:675 The ISS ham radio population expanded to three, following the arrival of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, RN3BF, and Gennady Padalka, RN3DT, on March 28 (UTC). Kelly, 51, and Kornienko, 54, will remain aboard the ISS for 1 year — the longest space mission ever assigned to a NASA astronaut. European Space Agency Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, IZ0UDF, will head back to Earth in May, after Kjell Lindgren, KO5MOS; Oleg Kononenko, RN3DX, and Kimiya Yui arrive at the ISS as part of a scheduled crew rotation. Cristoforetti has conducted several Amateur Radio on the International Space Station school contacts during her ISS duty tour.

[WRAP:chksum F804][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1508>>

NX6D David Interesting message… I used to connect with MIR, but haven’t connected ISS yet

Over to Mindy… W7ZAP < K7KY k ... start [WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 7apr15.213]2.0.9

:hdr_fm:21

W7ZAP 20150804025414

:hdr_ed:21

W7ZAP 20150804013605

:to:16 ORCA DIGITAL NET

:p1:22 25w 120′ doublet @ 65′

:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP

:p2:13 Brookings, OR

:d1:10 2015-04-07

:t1:5 1239L

:sb:36 Notes from last week’s VOA Radiogram

:mg:1222 Below is an excerpt from Kim Elliot’s email prior to the VOA Radiogram broadcast over the weekend. He has been doing more experimenting with different modes and seeing a difference of how well the different modes do over a geograhpical distance.

Mindy W7ZAP

Last week’s test of the 8PSK FEC modes was interesting. In general, the 8PSK FEC modes did not perform as well as well as the MFSK modes. However, Richard in New Brunswick and I, using a receiver in Nova Scotia, had 100% copy of all the modes, including 8PSKR250F at 635 wpm! This mode might be useful for high-speed data transmission, including formatted web pages, over distances of 1500 km or less, especially when propagation is stable.

This weekend we will do one more test of 8PSK125F. This will actually be two transmissions, one without the pilot tone, and one with the pilot tone. You do not need to make any adjustments to detect the pilot tone, other than to have the Fldigi RxID on (green). “The RsID signal will both determine the mode and the mode center frequency (to the nearest 2.6 Hz). A finer resolution of the mode center frequency can be made using the optional pilot carrier,” according to the Fldigi Users Manual.

[WRAP:chksum 8AD5][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-7.b2s]2.0.9

:hdr_fm:20

K7KY 20150804025705

:hdr_ed:20

K7KY 20150804023635

:mg:267 ORCA DIGITAL NET, Reception report

K6RIT Nick kbd 100%

KB6NN Howard T 100% +flmsg

K7IFG Ken T flamp PSK63RC10 100%

KJ6UPE Danon T 100% +flmsg

NX6D David T 100% +flmsg

W7ZAP Mindy T 100% +flmsg

K7KY Doug

[WRAP:chksum 07F8][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>

KI6RIT Nick OK any comments or observations? < K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1464>>

Howard – Decent signal, msg failed checksum but is readable

Danon – 100% copy, good signal

David – 100% copy, good signal

Mindy – Weak at first, picked up later. Failed checksum but looks OK

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

KB6NN Howard up to you for comments..< K7KY k start with fldigi but I would not know where to start asking for a fill because did not open in flamp - only had one open there a few weeks back. Nice that fldigi switched modes, nice! KJ6UPE Danon - nice signal but checksum failed due to some errors, ignored them and pretty much all in flmsg NX6D David - nice video callsign - good signal, checksum failed but copied most in flmsg W7ZAP Mindy - as always 100% K7KY Doug - as always 100% de KB6NN k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1480>>

K7IFG Ken over to you for comments…< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1510>>

REPORT COPY OF NET STATIONS

KI6RIT NICK COPY KEYBOARD 100%

KB6NN HOWARD COPY 100% OPENED FLMSG AND BROWSER

KJ6UPE DANON COPY 100% DITTO

NX6D DAVID COPY 100% DITTO

W7ZAP MINDY COPY 100% DITTO

K7KY DOUG COPY 100% DITTO

Great band condx for me here.

de k7ifg k

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1494>>

KJ6UPE Danon over to you for any comments or obsrvations..< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1495>>

Every one 100% loooookin good.. kj6upe .would like to talk on voice after net kj6upe

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1504>>

KJ6UPE Danon OK we can go to 3.955 after net cu there then

Now over to David NX6D < K7KY k Static crashes in the band, noise in the grayscale image. Traffic before start of net not readable. Agreed -- prompting better than non-prompting. Doug -- I am now running FLDIGI 3.22.07, the latest version. I think this version supports all of the advanced macro features we like. I have not been successful in using the example macros you sent some time ago. Can you send the latest version of those macros (for sending video callsign to the left) and the associated config settings. Please send in email. KI6RIT -- 100% copy. KB6NN -- Your signal received from about 1490 to about 1495. No problem locking on and tracking the signal. 100% copy. Strength very good. K7IFG -- Apparently we should have FLAMP running all the time -- I missed the message entirely. Will try to remember this next week. KJ6UPE -- Signal very strong -- AGC is trimming back the gain. S9+20. 100% copy. NX6D -- Transmission without error. These messages I send are just text extracts from ARRL news email messages. W7ZAP -- S/n about -2 dB -- 100% copy. Our RTTY friends are active at +2700, but this causes no problem I can detect. BTN de NX6D Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

NX6D David I have the macros download able at the website. Don’t go there yet and I’ll update them to the ones I’m using now. I’m still using the last version of fldigi and they support the new macros perfectly. I’ll get 7 tonight thanks. OK over to Mindy for comments…< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1499>>

KB6NN Howard go ahead..< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1495>>

I have to leave net will copy in bg tnx

de KB6NN k

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1475>>

KB6NN Howard thanks for checking out… cunext time 73

OK Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY k Reception Reoprt and Comments from W7ZAP KI6RIT 100% kbd copy - good to see you agn Nick KB6NN 100% copy + FLMSG (very steady sig on WF @ 1490) K7IFG 100% copy + FLAMP messages (2 before net/1 during net) KJ6UPE 100% copy + FLMSG (did miss part of your kbd about your waterfall - cut off by your FLMSG TX) NX6D 100% copy + FLMSG - good message K7KY 100% copy + FLMSG So pleased that my FLAMP is decoing properly now, thanks to Don's WA6NBG suggestion to have FLDIGI automatically open FLAMP. Last week Ken K7IFG sent an FLAMP file after the ORCA net had closed. I had turned my station off, but sat and watched as Doug decoded the file. Ken was sending in 5xPSK63R (275wpm), but Doug was missing 2-3 blocks and could not fill them in that mode. Ken switched to a more robust mode, MFSK64 (250wpm) to successfully fill the remaining blocks. I had an aha! momment... for a long file, we may want to consider sending in a fast mode and consider using a more robust mode for the fills. This would still save TX time and reduce repeats on fills. It seems a good idea for us to practice sending files (ics, flamp, etc.) in different modes so we can understand how well (or not) they do with our local propagation and station set-ups. de W7ZAP Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1498>>

< K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1503>>

ALL ORCA

ALL ORCA OK we’ve been around the circuit and have done well with transmissions and reception. Last week, David NX6D suggested we do some relay work and I’d like to do this next net. We wouldn’t have needed any relays tonight and most nights we don’t but it would be good practice for us as we will eventually do realyiing… Next week, we’ll send two stations a few KC away to relay traffic and return to net, just as is done in voice nets..

Thanks to everyone for using the callsign ids they all print well here and it makes NCS a bit easier. I sometimes fall behind myself and it definitely helps me keep track of what’s happening.

Any more traffic or comments before we QSY to 3.955? come now < K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1496>>

I forgot to mention I didn’t have flamp open so I didn’t catch Ken’s transmission, although the signal was barely audible and mostly wasn’t visible on the WF so I don’t think I would have had much luck anyway.

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Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1502>>

KI6RIT Nick Mindy & I have had quite a time getting flamp to copy correctly. Don WA6NBG suggested we autostart it with fldigi and it’s working. It doesn’t sound correct to me, but it works. It has to be running when the file comes, but it doesn’t have to be open to receive, it will copy if the transmit window is up. GL with it and we would be glad to work with you sometime off net…

Anything else before we close the digital portion? < K7KY k Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1516>>

I just checked the autostart setting, I had the program path entered but it wasn’t enabled. Whoops! It is now, and the test button works, so I guess we’ll see what happens next time :). I’ve had it work one time when running it manually in the background

de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-04-08T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 3505000+1501>>

ALL ORCA OK this is K7KY closing the ORCA DIGITAL NET for tonight and returning the freq to regular Amateur use.. CU @ 3.955 73 SK Doug K7KY

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19/OCT/21 Report

19/OCT/21 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/Oct/21 Check-in/Rotation Check-ins: 30 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX __KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX __W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX __AD7DQ Ron Horseshoe Bend,ID QNX __KC7MAW Mike Port [...]

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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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