09/DEC/14 Report

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Check-ins: 11
Traffic: 7
Stations:
KE7YUI    in/out
KJ6UPE   T
WA6NBG  T
KA6ULG   kbd
W6IES      mon
K6FWT     mon
K7IFG      mon
KE6NVU   T
K7ZAP     T
NX6D      mon
K7KY NCS

The net went quite well tonight.   Propagation was favorable and the signals improved as the net went along.  We had two new Ops attend tonight,  Ken K6IFG in Beavercreek.OR and Dave NX6D in Pleasanton, CA.  Welcome to them both and I hope they can return regularly.

Don WA6NBG suggests I eliminate checking to see if everyone arrived to the digital band and just transmit the rotation list and begin the traffic rotation.  I like the idea and we’ll try in next Tuesday.  We’ll also try skipping the keyboard comment round that usually follows the traffic round and return to voice for comments and observations.  Before returning to voice, I’ll check to see if anyone needs a retransmission.

This may save some time and help the net run more smoothly.

Ken K6IFG also had a suggestion.  He says it’s common on digital nets for Ops to send a brief tuning signal on the working frequency to indicate their presence.  A brief dit dit (like CW) will show clearly on the waterfall at our working freq, even if there is a data signal there and won’t prevent decoding.  Then we know that the next Op in rotation is there and ready, but may need a few more moments to transmit.  And, late stations can indicate their presence to NCS.

Mindy W7ZAP suggest I transmit the ORCA logo when I send the rotation list.  It’s black/white and transmits in about 10sec.  We’ll give this idea a tryout too.  It may be very useful for better understanding band conditions and how our signals work between various stations.

Thanks to everyone who participated tonight.  We’ve really developed a great environment for learning and training in digital operations.   I anticipate working with you again next Tuesday.

Sorry, I don’t have everyone’s email address yet.  And, I may have missed Jim K6FWT tonight.

73 Doug K7KY

Net Log:

KJ6UPE de K7KY U Ready?  K7KY
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn kj6upe-55.213] <flmsg>1.1.21
:hdr_fm:20 kj6upe 201410120447Z
:hdr_ed:20 kj6upe 201410120435Z
<ics213>
:to:13 orca net 2014
:fm:6 kj6upe
:d1:7 12-9-14
:t1:9 730 0r so
:sb:23 A HUDGE STORM IS COMIN.
:mg:224 looking good not much to say except THE BRITTISH ARE COMIN THE BRITTISH ARE COMIN…..PRAY FOR OUR
LAWENFORCEMENT IT SEAMS THE DO DO IS JUST ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN….DUCK;;;;;ALRIGHT LOVING HAM RAIDO KJ6UPE
YHANK U….NEXT
[WRAP:chksum 0D49][WRAP:end]

……end

<EOT>

<STX>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-88.213]<flmsg>1.1.32
:hdr_fm:22
WA6NBG 20141012034818
:hdr_ed:22
WA6NBG 20141012033528
<ics213>
:to:31 Eureka VHF Emergency Net & ORCA
:p1:3 All
:fm:10 Don WA6NBG
:d1:10 2014-12-08
:t1:5 1701L
:sb:26 Bulletins and Annoucements
:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG
:mg:580 Bulletins and Annoucements for December 8th, 2014

Humboldt Amateur Radio Club election results.

President: Don WA6NBG
Vice President: Peter W6IES
Secretary: John KG6MAR
Treasurer: Marci KE6IAU

Bill Hillendahl, Section Manager for ARRL San Fransico section, will talk at the January meeting of the Humboldt
Amateur Radio Club.

Truckers Parade Saturday, December 13th.

Please send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to donelsonsteam@gmail.com or via
Packet to WA6NBG-1 145.050 MHz.

This ends the digital message for December 8th.

73 from WA6NBG

[WRAP:chksum B005][WRAP:end] … end

<EOT>

<STX>
I am trying to see if I can to get to you .ka6ulg clear.  de ka6ulg ka6ulg ka6ulg kn

<EOT>

Before RSID: <<2014-12-10T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 104+1487>>

<STX>
yes
de KE6NVU k

<EOT>

<STX>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn ke6nvu-17.213]<flmsg>1.1.33
:hdr_fm:22
ke6nvu 20141012035216
:hdr_ed:22
ke6nvu 20141012035216
<ics213>
:to:4 orca
:fm:6 ke6nvu
:sb:4 joke
:mg:130 Helium walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve noble gases
here.” Helium doesn’t react.
[WRAP:chksum EEB9][WRAP:end] … end

<EOT>
<EOT>
Before RSID: <<2014-12-10T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 104+1507>>

<STX>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn Storm_WX.213]<flmsg>2.0.4
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20141012035317
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20141012012301
<ics213>
:to:16 ORCA Digital Net
:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP
:p2:13 Brookings, OR
:d1:10 2014-12-09
:t1:5 1426L
:sb:50 Hazardous Weather Conditions for Coastal CA and OR
:mg:1068 Coastal Flood Warning in effect from December 10, 04:00 AM PST until December 11, 10:00 AM PST
Hydrologic Outlook is in effect until December 13, 03:46 AM PST
Forecast rain accumulations are upwards of 9.5 inches in the
coastal mountains in Oregon, and between 5 and 6 inches in the
Siskiyou mountains in California.

High Surf Advisory in effect from December 9, 10:00 PM PST until December 11, 10:00 AM PST
A VERY STRONG STORM WILL COMBINE WITH LARGE WESTERLY SWELLS TO PRODUCE VERY HEAVY SEAS AND SURF TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
HIGHER THAN NORMAL WATER LEVELS MAY FLOOD LOW LYING AREAS AND
IMPACT EXPOSED INFRASTRUCTURE…ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH TIDES.
LARGE SURF WILL LIKELY PRODUCE HAZARDOUS BEACH CONDITIONS AND
EROSION.

High Wind Watch in effect from December 10, 04:00 AM PST until December 11, 10:00 AM PST
STORM TO HURRICANE FORCE WINDS IN THE COASTAL WATERS WILL COMBINE WITH SEAS OF OVER 25 FEET TO PRODUCE BREAKING
WAVES OF 30 FEET OR HIGHER. THESE HIGH BREAKING WAVES WILL AFFECT SOUTH FACING BEACHES AS WELL AS THE OVERALL WEST
FACING COASTLINE.

[WRAP:chksum 9626][WRAP:end] … end
<EOT>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn K7KY-6.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.5
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20141012035607
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20141012035459
<blankform>
:mg:366 ORCA DIGITAL NET
Rotation Order for ALL transmisions

KJ6UPE Danon 100% +flmsg
KA6NBG Don   100% +flmsg
KA6ULG Bob   Copied 100%
W6IES Peter  NA
K7ISG KEN    NA
KE6NVU Paul  100% +flmsg
W7ZAP Mindy  100% +flmsg
K7KY Doug NCS
and back around from the top for fills & comments…

Stations w/o traffic may kbd this round, so give a moment at their turn…
[WRAP:chksum 93B4][WRAP:end] … end

<SI>
<STX>
ALL 100% AND FL MESSAGE…KJ6UPE
<EOT>

Before RSID: <<2014-12-10T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 104+1499>>

<EOT>

<STX>
no copy on UPE
100% nbg ulg zap ky
100% flmsg…
de KE6NVU k

<EOT>

Before RSID: <<2014-12-10T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 104+1528>>
R5Sgeo httEde WA6NBG

KJ6UPE 100% & FLMSG
KA6ULG 100% & FLMSG
KE6NVU 100% & FLMSG
W7ZAP   95% & FLMSG
K7KY   100% & FLMSG

de WA6NBG

<EOT>

100% ON ALL STATIONS  KJ6UPEt
<EOT>

Before RSID: <<2014-12-10T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 104+1497>>

<STX>

de K7IFG 100% ON ALL STATIONS  K

<EOT>

Before RSID: <<2014-12-10T04:00Z MFSK-32 @ 104+1536>>

<STX>
W7ZAP copied the following stations:

KJ6UPE – 100% Copy + FLMSG
WA6NBG – 100% Copy + FLMSG
KA6ULG – 100% Copy
KE6NVU – 100% Copy + FLMSG
K7KY – 100% Copy + FLMSG
DE  W7ZAP K

<EOT>

ALL ORCA de K7KY OK  That went pretty well, except for the rotation list.  This routine needs more work, I see.
Lets return to 3.955 for final comments…  QSY   K7KY
<KE6SLS
KJ6UPE d

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