01/MAR/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 01/Mar/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 30
Stations:
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
__KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX VidID
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
__N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Band condx continue to improve. Long skip and NVIS were most welcome tonight. Contacts were generally solid for stations near and far. Check the images below; they’re much better than usual. Note John K6SM’s images. His first image is usually his best; the band usually deteriorates for him as evening progresses, but not tonight. Welcome back to Kai N6ZZO in Eureka,CA. It’s been awhile since he checked in. We’ve made numerous changes to net format since his last ck-in.

We need to do a better introducing new Ops to net format. We occasionally forget. Without a clear introduction, they naturally assume they should participate in net Exercises. The Exercises are designed to simulate a busy emergency net where critical traffic is handled swiftly. Most nets won’t actually run this fast. If you’re comfortable working these Exercises, you won’t be rattled when the situation is dire.

To run these Exercises briskly, we don’t stop to teach NBEMS fundamentals mid-Exercise. If you’re comfortable with the NBEMS apps, all aspects of the Basic and Advanced Exercises are easily learned by observation. Check in QNX and Monitor the net until you understand net format and the NBEMS Exercises. Work the Exercises silently while Monitoring and check your work in the after-net Monitor’s Session. When you can work the Exercises silently and successfully, you’re ready for prime time.

Here’s a Macro task that needs no special exercise to practice. Pay close attention during check-in. Most Ops check into digital nets by macro. You may have noticed that some Ops don’t follow ck-in protocol. This is true for other digital nets as well. We have four digital nets on 3.581, M-Th. They all have different ck-in Protocols.

One ck-in Macro is not suitable for all nets. During ck-in, pay attention to how other stations ck-in. Are they using a macro? Does their ck-in string match ck-in protocol? You should have a ck-in macro for every digital net you work. Ck-In Macros are among the simplist to create and/or modify. Begin making discreet macros for text you send often. Learn to use your macros in conjunction with other macros and keyboard entry.

Next session,08/Mar/22, we’ll send Comments and the ORCAtest.jpg in a single seamless transmission using the Path Evaluation Macro and the Comment Macro or kbd. In the order your choose, you’ll send our Test image by Path Macro and your comments in one seamless transmission with opening and closing ID, ie: ‘ORCA < K7KY’, ‘< K7KY’.

Images from the net:

AE6LJ Redway, CA
K0KEX Smithville, MO
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KE7IN Underwood, WA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KM7H Addy, WA
KS6M Oakland, CA
N7SDC Rigby, ID
W0JSH Platte City, MO
W6DLW Cedar City, UT

Thanks for your support and participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
No Traffic Round

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

KE7IN QNX

KE7IN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
BK
next? < W7ZAP

W7WXV

W7WXV < W7ZAP QSL Carroll
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR
BK QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

de WY7SJM WY7SJM

WY7SJM < W7ZAP TU Steve
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

< W7WXV>

W7WXV < W7ZAP TU Carroll
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR
BK next? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

DE KC7MAW QNX

KC7MAW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
BK
W7WXV < W7ZAP Carroll I hv u listed 2x… and ur active
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N7OOS EARL Boise qnx
de N7OOS k

N7OOS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
BK
VidID agn pse < W7ZAP

DE W1EEP QNX

W1EEP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
BK

W6DLW < W7ZAP TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
BK next? < W7ZAP

NCS DE KE6SLS KE6SLS QNX K

W7ZAP de W7WXV
I see that. That is correct.
btu, W7ZAP de W7WXV k

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
BK
W7WXV < W7ZAP RR & tnx
BK
next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

N7SDC

N7SDC < W7ZAP QSL Steve
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
BK QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
W7ZAP < WA7HHE

WA7HHE < W7ZAP GE Brad u active? < W7ZAP

WA7HHE < W7ZAP Hw cpy Brad? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP < WA7HHE GOOD SIG +5DB S/N

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
tnx for sig rpt :-)
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
Howdy K7DV active.. btn …..

K7DV < W7ZAP QSL Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
BK QRZ ORCA Ck-In < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

KM7H QNX

KM7H < K7KY TU Jim
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX < NCS

KN6CEI QNX

KN6CEI < K7KY TU Matthew
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX < NCShLPtn

K7HDX QNX

K7HDX < K7KY TU Ron
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX < NCS

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS
ev¯heS < KK6RJR KK6RJR – QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE N2RSN QNX

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX < NCS

N2RSN < K7KY TU David
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX < NCSVidID agn pse  < K7KYt µEdMVidID  pse send Text @ 1500 tu  < K7KY

W0JSH W0JSH QNX

W0JSH < K7KY TU John
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
Tnx John  we hv a very strong PSK31 right next door that wipe4s out our RX   & pse put QNX after ur callsign tu  < K7KY

W0JSH  < K7KY ICU John TU
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX VidID < NCSdR¢f:nDJteetR rtn

DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

KF7ZIY < K7KY TU Dave
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX VidID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

KS6M < K7KY GE John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K8MPW QNX K

K8MPW < K7KY TU Claude
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX < NCS

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < K7KY GE Lamar TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA < K7KY

k7kyDE N6ZZO N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville, Ca

N6ZZO  < K7KY Kai  u intend to work the net?  < K7KY

K7KY K7KY de N6ZZO N6ZZO N6ZZO kn
d
N6ZZO  < K7KY I’m wondering if u plan to participate in the Basic NBEMS Exercise and Comment round.?   If you’ve not worked the Exercise b4, it’s best to ck-in QNX and monitor a few sessions until u understand the format  btu  < K7KY

k7ky    yes I would like to just watch this time around please…thanks,,,n6zzo
de N6ZZO k

N6ZZO < K7KY TU Kai
N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
Good idea, Kai   it won’t take u long  BK

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< K7KY/NCS

K7KY de W7WXV – re-check as QNX please.  I need to bug out early. < W7WXV

KG7VVN < K7KY GE Bruno TU
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT < K7KY

W7WXV < K7KY TU Carroll
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX < NCS~

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < NCS

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < K7KY/NCS

KK7APK KK7APK QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

8KK7APK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
Good to cu Eric
BK
Next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX VidID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX 25
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX

2022-03-01  19:29:26p  03:29:26z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

ORCA meets every Tuesday 1930p/0330z – 3.581+1500 – MFSK-32
NBEMS Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Dave W1HKJ, Developer

ORCA is a DIRECTED Net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS 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

NBEMS Basic Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay Focused, Exercise is brisk.
No Traffic Round 4 Basic NBEMS Exercise

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< K7KY/NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

k0kex/b k0kex/b QNX

K0KEX < K7KY TU Rick
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX < NCS

de KB6DKK KB6DKK

KB6DKK < K7KY GE Pedro TU
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA < K7KY

< N7SDC>
0
N7SDC  < K7KY ?  < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KS6M  John, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KS6M relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-in
Not Copying NCS? Ck-in here… < KS6M

Did I miss something?  I thought you was still taking check ins”

DE N7SDC

Nothing heard. < KS6M

RR John tu BK
N7SDC Steve I cked u in about the 9th station    OK?  < K7KY
fether active Ops.  KB6DKK NCS < de N7SDC

5 degs and a cold north wind here.

The band is not very good here tonite.
Was not able to copy some of the ops that I normal could copy
during ck-in.  Had to use your ack as my relay hihi
Was late getting from the Idaho ARES net so I missed some of
the op ck-ins.  I logged 31, 4 were new to my database.

Did not receive Signal eval at start of net.
End of net signal eval image not worth sending hihi

Love the ORCA net.  I have a lo

Steve   I’ve not yet sent the image       pse stand by until I can get back 2 u    tu  < K7KY

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20220203034104
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:932 ORCA DIGITAL NET 01/Mar/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 30
Stations:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX VidID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum F313][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we return to the Basic NBEMS Exercise. The Basic Exercise doesn’t contain an Advanced Exercise or Traffic Round; it’s simpler and shorter than Advanced Exercises. The Basic Exercise can accommodate 12 stations; the Advanced Exercise accommodates 8 stations. We work the Basic Exercise the first three Tuesdays each month. Tonight’s Basic NBEMS Exercise concerns CW shorthand and Q-Codes for digital nets.

We use a few Q-Codes and lots of CW shorthand every session. See the list of our most used abbreviations on the website Quick-start page, Q-Codes Tab: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

QNI = request to ck-in (assumed, redundant)
QNX = request to be excused (when you ck-in QNX, QNI is implied/assumed)
QST = Announcement/Bulletin for Amateurs
QTH = your location

QRU = I have  NO traffic (we don’t use QRU, we’re not a Traffic net)

We’ll use the Path Evaluation Macro again next week, 08/Mar/22. You will send ORCAtest.jpg with the Path Macro and your Comments in a single transmission. We’re learning to combine keyboard w/macro, and macro w/macro, in a single seamless transmission. We’re also learning to see our macros as configurable tools. Save time building macros by copying a current macro to a blank button. Then, revise the copy as needed.

There are numerous ways to combine comments with the Path Evaluation Macro in a single transmission. To send Comment-Text and ORCAtest.jpg in one transmission, type or Paste your comments into the TX window. Click TX/RX Button first, then click the Path Evaluation Macro. Text will print first, followed by the image. After sending the image, the Path Macro will close w/your CALLSIGN and end transmission.

This Exercise can also be accomplished with two macros, the Path Evaluation Macro and the Comment Macro (see: website Macro page). You can send Image and Text in one transmission by clicking either Macro first followed by the other. For the Macro you start with, remove closing ID & <RX Tag so the transmitter remains on for the 2nd macro. Using 2 macros that usually stand alone, you need to revise beginning/end IDs in both Macros. You should be able to to this w/o specific instructions.

During next week’s Comment Round, participating stations will send our TEST image by Macro and Comments in a single transmission. That transmission should begin with ‘ORCA < URCALL’ and end with ‘< URCALL’. There are numerous ways to accomplish this exercise. Experiment. Try for the most efficient results w/minimal coding. Perfect your macros w/radio off. Test on-air with colleagues b4 net.

Next is the Basic NBEMS Exercise w/Mindy W7ZAP  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

GE, our Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK-250R (220wpm,250bw,80%,FEC).
We’ll fill with THOR-50×1 (176wpm,900bw,FEC) & MFSK-32 (630hz,120wpm,FEC).
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead…  < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:48Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>

ekoR domÍaORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 065C>{9C2B}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 727A>{9C2B}20220302010930:ex246.txt
<ID 17 203F>{9C2B}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CB99>{9C2B}253 4 64
<FILE 30 727A>{9C2B}20220302010930:ex246.txt
<ID 17 203F>{9C2B}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CB99>{9C2B}253 4 64
<DATA 72 ABF0>{9C2B:1}
FLDIGI/FLAMP – BASIC NBMES Exercise

ORCA DIGITAL NET uses a
<DATA 72 4A33>{9C2B:2} few Q-Codes and lots of CW shorthand every session. See the lis
<DATA 72 E8A8>{9C2B:3}t of our most used abbreviations on our website Quick-start page
<DATA 69 2405>{9C2B:4}, Q-Codes Tab:

http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

<CNTL 10 C36B>{9C2B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6367>{9C2B:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:49Z PSK-250R @ 1500>>

For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALL only. Press the FLAMP ‘REPORT’
Button or send  ‘No Copy’.  I may ask you
to RELAY fill blocks.

We begin with… WY7SJM

DE WY7SJM
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 D59C>{9C2B}1 2 3 4
DE WY7SJM K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

File : Unassigned
<MISSING 8 E009>{9C2B}3
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N7SDC

DE N7SDC
File : ex246.txt
<MISSING 15 AA63>{9C2B}CONFIRMED
DE N7SDC K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 D59C>{9C2B}1 2 3 4
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7DV

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex246.txt
<MISSING 15 AA63>{9C2B}CONFIRMED

Before RSID: <<2022-03-02T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex246.txt
<MISSING 8 D00B>{9C2B}4
DE AE6LJ K

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KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
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<MISSING 12 2D1A>{9C2B}2 3 4
DE KG7VVN K

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KB6DKK

DE KB6DKK

ORCA < KB6DKK
Sending Pic:140×140;

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KB6DKK  < W7ZAP Pedro… we’re doing the NBEMS exercise… if u copied in FLAMP, pse send ur REPORT now < W7ZAP

SORRY DID NOT HAVE IT OPEN  de KB6DKK KB6DKK

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KB6DKK  < W7ZAP No worries, next time. U can open now and participate in the MONITORS SESSION following the net if u like PS I will skip u in the rest of the exe, but Doug will call u for comments in the comment round

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ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 065C>{9C2B}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 727A>{9C2B}20220302010930:ex246.txt
<ID 17 203F>{9C2B}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CB99>{9C2B}253 4 64
<FILE 30 727A>{9C2B}20220302010930:ex246.txt
<ID 17 203F>{9C2B}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CB99>{9C2B}253 4 64
<DATA 72 ABF0>{9C2B:1}
FLDIGI/FLAMP – BASIC NBMES Exercise

ORCA DIGITAL NET uses a
<DATA 72 4A33>{9C2B:2} few Q-Codes and lots of CW shorthand every session. See the lis
<DATA 72 E8A8>{9C2B:3}t of our most used abbreviations on our website Quick-start page
<DATA 69 2405>{9C2B:4}, Q-Codes Tab:

http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

<CNTL 10 C36B>{9C2B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6367>{9C2B:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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WY7SJM

DE WY7SJM
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<MISSING 14 D59C>{9C2B}1 2 3 4
DE WY7SJM K

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W6DLW

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DE W6DLW
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<MISSING 15 AA63>{9C2B}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

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WA7HHE

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K7DV

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No reply from Dave… moving him to QNX
BK
AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
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<MISSING 15 AA63>{9C2B}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

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KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
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<MISSING 15 AA63>{9C2B}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

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ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 065C>{9C2B}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 727A>{9C2B}20220302010930:ex246.txt
<ID 17 203F>{9C2B}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CB99>{9C2B}253 4 64
<FILE 30 727A>{9C2B}20220302010930:ex246.txt
<ID 17 203F>{9C2B}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 CB99>{9C2B}253 4 64
<DATA 72 ABF0>{9C2B:1}
FLDIGI/FLAMP – BASIC NBMES Exercise

ORCA DIGITAL NET uses a
<DATA 72 4A33>{9C2B:2} few Q-Codes and lots of CW shorthand every session. See the lis
<DATA 72 E8A8>{9C2B:3}t of our most used abbreviations on our website Quick-start page
<DATA 69 2405>{9C2B:4}, Q-Codes Tab:

http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

<CNTL 10 C36B>{9C2B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6367>{9C2B:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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WY7SJM

DE WY7SJM
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<MISSING 12 D219>{9C2B}1 2 3
DE WY7SJM K

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ORCA DIGITAL NET

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ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 065C>{9C2B}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 ABF0>{9C2B:1}
FLDIGI/FLAMP – BASIC NBMES Exercise

ORCA DIGITAL NET uses a
<DATA 72 4A33>{9C2B:2} few Q-Codes and lots of CW shorthand every session. See the lis
<DATA 72 E8A8>{9C2B:3}t of our most used abbreviations on our website Quick-start page
<CNTL 10 C36B>{9C2B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6367>{9C2B:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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WY7SJM

DE WY7SJM
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<MISSING 8 7008>{9C2B}2
DE WY7SJM K

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WY7SJM  < W7ZAP Steve we can fill that block after net if u like
BK
K7KY  < W7ZAP Most stns CONFIRMED
K&DV is QNX
BTN < W7ZAP

Tnx Mindy    Not every Exercise goes smoothly…   We’ve erred a bit in not tell ing incoming stations to learn the NBEMS Exercise silently and Fill & or Confirm their work in the after-net Monitor’s Session.     Here’s another digital net convention that save lots of net time.. when NCS calls  you, turn on ur transmitter and begin typing directly      we all make errors when typing, but we’re Amateurs and we can read around the mistakes or well ask for more info    tu     BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:08:39p  04:08:39z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

NCS < RELAY:
KM7H Vid ID
< KS6M

KS6M  < K7KY TU John   He’s already ck-ed in  earlier.  Oh, maybe he needs something    BK
KM7H  < K7KY Go Jim    < K7KYMaybe not  BK

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
J

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Steve WY7SJM is up first < NCS

RR Steve  maybe we can fill that last Block when the band improves after net  BK  Next 4 Comments is Dennis W6DLW  < NCS

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ORCA NCS< K7KY/W7ZAP, another great evening with the ORCA Family. Not much on the local front. As an FYI I wanted to pass on the follwing. ARLB008 ARRL Seeks Exemption from Proposed US Forest Service Communication Facility Fees;  Comment Period to be Re-Opened Through March 31. ARRL has filed comments with the US Forest Service (USFS) seeking an exemption for amateur radio facilities to a proposed new 1400-dollar annual administrative fee. ARRL’s comments can be found online at, https://www.regulations.gov/comment/FS-2022-0001-0749. 73
to all.

<<W6DLW>.

RR Dennis    I’ll read up on that   I missed it the other day  tu BK  Steve N7SDC, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY
7KY NCS < de N7SDC

Not sure what I missed.  Seen you calling me and was lost (as usual)
Then I send last weeks comments…I forgot to del it.

Nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs not
being QNX.

Started trying today to figure out a Raspberry pi.  It’s not Windows
it’s not DOS.  Have to learn a whole new set of commands hihi

Got up to 40 deg here today….almost took my coat off.

BTU

<de N7SDC

RR Steve… stuff happens.     it happens to all of us.   ur doing well   hang in there    don’t get ur tail trapped (-;    BK Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, Welcome to  Kai N6ZZO, great net, sure you will enjoy.  Busy night tonight, neighbor  called from Riveside CA purchased a car, having it shipped here in Cedar City, asked if I could sign for it. Supposed
to be here no late than 3 PM this afternoon. Just got a call from the driver saying he would be here in about an hour an a half. Will have to break away from the net. Tomorrow morning will participate in a Table To exercise presented by power company on mitigating a complete loss of power to the city. Should be interesting.
Our Ecomm Group is preparing for our Regional Commms drill with our Health department on March 10th, keeping us hopping.
Everyone have a great evening.
Brad

Brad   sounds like ur as busy as ever   the table top exercise sounds interesting too    I hope ur friend sends u a BMW u can drive about 4 a week or so  BK  Next 4 Comments is John KS6M  < NCS

NCS and the net <
This evening is the reverse of the usual —
I am hearing NCS really well (I confirmed FLAMP on first pass)
and some of the more distant stations are hearing NCS
not so well. So maybe NVIS-like conditions.

That last FLAMP pass really was “Narrow Band” — MFSK22!

I’m using the Comment Macro. Let’s see how it works…

73!

< KS6M

FB John    ur comment macro looks good from hr.      RR on narrow band MFSK-22     sometimes we need a little advantage  BK
Lamar AE6LJ, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA < AE6LJ

WY7SJM s/n -1 dB 100% kbd
W6WDLW s/n +6 dB
N7SDC s/n +2dB
WA7HHE s/n +5 dB
K7DV ????
KS6M s/n +5dB
KG7VVN s/n +6 dB
KB6DKK missed s/n 100% copy
K7KY s/n +4dB
W7ZAP s/n +3dB

^ My first attempt at compiling a mass signal report on the fly. Even a minimal report is every bit as difficult to quickly compile as I imagined it would be. Hat’s off to those of you who actually manage that on a regular basis, especially those who do it while also performing NCS duties!

OK, everyone have a good week.

73, de AE6LJ k

RR Lamar…  I could not agree more with ur assessment of compiling signal reports    How Mindy does this while running the net is beyond me… and, I taught her how to do these things…   now, she’s teaching me!     tnx for the report   we like them all  BK Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN  < NCS

ORCA/NCS Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

After a couple of hours of t/s, I finally id’d my source of RFI (S9) to my wireless security cameras. Have them turned off tonite. Noise is at S7 Hoping for better S/N. Time will tell. Also trying a new macro for Comments round, hopefully it worked as well on air as it did off. Will find out in a minute.

Sig Rprt:

NCS +5, +15 db KBD 100% FLMSG 100% FLAMP PSK250R 40% Thor50x1 100%

WY7SJM -1,+3 db KBD 100%
W6DLW -2,+6 db KBD 100%
N7SDC +4,+11 db  KBD 100%
WA7HHE +13,+16 db KBD 100%
KS6M +0,+4 db KBD 100%
AE6LJ +4,+7 db KBD 100%
K0KEX +2 db KBD 100%
KB6DKK -6,-3 db KBD 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane !   73   KG7VVN

FB Bruno   tnx for another great signal report     As AE6LJ has said, it takes an extra measure of focus to accomplish this we all appreciate signal reports   BK  Next 4 Comments is Pedro KB6DKK  < NCS

Next 4 Comments is Mindy W7ZAP  < NCS
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… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20220203042400
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:865 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:

Copied ALL stns 100% during CK-IN
Sri no sig reports tonight… too much for me tonight!

ORCA welcomes back Kai N6ZZO in Eureka,CA and Matthew KN6CEI in Blue Lake,CA. We were off to a strange start tonight w/Doug’s stn having numerous issues. He worked things out well enough to NCS. We had a PSK-31 stn @500wf de-sensing our RX window during ck-in. Tonight has not been our smoothest net… must be gremlins!

PSK-250R CONFIRMED: 2 stns
THOR-50×1 CONFIRMED: 4 stns

Tnx for emailing ur test images… we’re happy to see Doug’s ant is TXing well. Hope everyone is doing well. Great to see all on the WF and thanks for taking time to work w/us tonight.

P.S. Heard from Bruce KB7VX via email last week, he’s been unable to ck-in from MO due to ice storms. He sends his regards to the net.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum CFC3][WRAP:end] … end

FB Mindy TU     BK    Mindy’s right, I’ve had a very difficult day 4 radio.. trying to find my RFI issue I managed to further mess up the station. Now, it’s barely working correctly, but has made it to net-end almost    BK  are there any followup questions or Comments from Active stations?
< K7KY

Any Comments by Monitors or Lurkers?  Late Ck-Ins?  Come Now w/Pre-Tone
After closing, we’ll FILL or CONFIRM files for Monitoring stations. < K7KY/NCS

2022-03-01  20:28:05p  04:28:05z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Doug K7KYn
Comment from KM7H

KM7H go

NCS et al
Sorry about the confusion earlier. I was editing some macros and sent by mistake.
If there is room next week I’d like to participate fully, but If roster is full I can wait.
I CONFIRMED Flamp on second round. Missed two blocks first round
TU 73
de KM7H

No problem, Jim     it’s a training net and some stuff goes astray now & then   even here @ NCS (-:    ur welcome to participate next week. the Basic Exercise can accommodate 12 Ops, so unless ur very late, you should be good 2 go  next Tuesday   TU BK  any ck-ins for Monitor’s Net ??  < K7KY
WY7SJM  < K7KY Steve u onboard?  < K7KY
KB6DKK  < K7KY Pedro  u onboard?  < K7KYOK that ends the Monitor’s Session   next is the updated Roster    and QRT  < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20220203043407
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:937 ORCA DIGITAL NET 01/Mar/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 30
Stations:
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KN6CEI Matthew Blue Lake,CA QNX
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX VidID
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 81B9][WRAP:end] … end

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/Sep/22 Check-In/Rotation Check-ins: 24 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA __K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX KS6M John Oakland,CA __W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ [...]

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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
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1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
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1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
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1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
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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.
 

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