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ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/Aug/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 23
Stations:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
__N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
__N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
__KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX Relay: WA7HHE
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX Relay: W6ADZ
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: KG7VVN
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID late ck-in
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

80m was really noisy tonight, but our digital modes managed it easily. We had a couple glitches with the Macro experiment, mostly due to instruction clarity, it seems.

Bruno KG7VVN conducted tonight’s Basic NBEMS Experiment. He did an excellent job. It has us thinking about the wisdom of reducing Basic NBEMS Exercises to once-a-month. We were getting the impression that ORCA veterans missed the Advanced Exercises and we have a lot more veterans than Newbies. Now we have two Ops qualified and willing to run Basic Exercises with only one opportunity per month. We’re thinking to return to running Basic Exercises on the 1st & 2nd Tuesday every month. ARCs tend to meet in the 1st or 2nd week. Having two Basic Exercises every month would enable Bruno and Don KJ7VGV to practice their new skills more often and increase our opportunities to work with Macros. Regular practice is as important as the initial training. We’re interested in your thoughts about returning to 2 Basic NBEMS Exercises per month.

We also need to examine NBEMS Exercises results more closely. Traditionally, we do very little review of how members work the Exercises. They’re structured for self-correction. We assume members review the log to evaluate their performance. Recently, Don noticed that some Ops are using FLMSG in Exercises that specify a PC Editor instead of FLMSG. Your PC Editor might be NotePad in Windows OS, Nano in Linux OS, and something else in Mac OS. These Exercises give experience and practice using a PC Editor to create traffic instead of FLMSG. They build Operator knowledge and flexibility.

There’s no point in practicing incorrectly. We’d like to begin addressing Exercise errors in a constructive manner. We never want to embarrass anyone. We’re in this together and we work as a team. We’d like your thoughts on improving Exercise performance in a constructive manner.  We alter Exercise instructions in various ways to encourage careful parsing. Sometimes, our instructions lack clarity. We can’t expect the net to correctly implement faulty instructions. We’re working on our end.

Tonight’s Macro experiment instructions lacked clarity in one area and Lamar AE6LJ found it directly. Vague instructions impelled Lamar to add <MODEM:MFSK32> to the Macro, a Tag it wouldn’t need. We understand why he added the Tag. We didn’t explain that on rare evenings ORCA may not be using MFSK-32. It could be MFSK-22 if MFSK-32 isn’t sufficient. The Macro is designed to store(<PUSH:m>) and restore(<@POP>) the current net mode, whatever it is.

Mindy feels the term, ‘Reading Comprehension’ has negative implications. Doug sees it as neutral scientific term. We’re interested in your thoughts. How does it seem to you? We’d like to know. Understanding written instructions is fundamental to implementing them. We want to address this constructively. We try to write instructions clearly and concisely; we’re learning as we go too. While the Exercise are basically similar, they change slightly from session to session. It takes careful parsing to catch these changes. We do need to focus on parsing instructions correctly.

We most often address protocol errors because they effect net operations. We’ve not directly addressed Exercise errors; we’ve left them to the individual Op to self-correct. It’s not good form to practice incorrectly, embedding wrong routines in memory. We’d like to know your thoughts on NBEMS Exercise corrections: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com  We don’t want to waste valuable time practicing incorrectly.

Individual Ops’ two best images from the Comment Round:

W6ADZ Reno, NV
KG7VVN Beryl, UT WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
KR7KR Enoch, UT WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
AE6LJ Redway, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
K7KY Brookings, OR
KS6M Oakland, CA
KR7KR Enoch, UT W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
KG7VVN Beryl, UT WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
K7KY Brookings, OR
W7ZAP Brookings, OR
KG7VVN Beryl, UT KR7KR Enoch, UT

Thanks for working with us this evening. We’ll look for you again next Tuesday evening on 3.581

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

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

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

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < K7KY

DE W1EEP

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

AE6LJ < K7KY GE Lamar TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
GE Gene don’t forget Pre-Tone (-:   tu  < K7KY

W6ADZ  QNX

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene TU
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
Sri  my error on Gene’s callsign   BK

W6ADZ < K7KY TU Darrell
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX < K7KY/NCS

KA7ERV  QNX

KA7ERV < K7KY TU Rob
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
GE Rob   remember to disable TxID for ORCA   (0:   tu  < K7KY

KJ7VGV*

KJ7VGV

KA7ERV <

KJ7VGV < K7KY GE Don TU
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV < K7KY

de N4KBT, Kyle Topham, Meridian, Idaho, QNX

N4KBT < K7KY TU Kyle
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
GE Kyle   pse disable TxID for ORCA tu  < K7KY

AE6LJOops!  my error sending AE6LJ  sri  < K7KY

NCS de N6ZZO N6ZZO QNX

N6ZZO < K7KY TU Kai
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX < K7KY/NCS KJ7WHE QNX k

KJ7WHE < K7KY TU Barry
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

KG7VVN ÐVVN

KG7VVN < K7KY GE Bruno TU
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
GE Bruno  I’ll list u at end with NCS    < K7KY

KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken TU
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT < K7KY

last stn agn pse  < K7KYCan anyone relay the last lite station < K7KYe

A7HHE Relay, copies N7SDC
QNX

N7SDC < K7KY TU Steve
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX Relay: WA7HHE  < K7KY

WB7EUX WB7EUX QNX

WB7EUX < K7KY TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX Relay: WA7HHE
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,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

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

KS6M

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

KS6M < K7KY GE John TU
KS6M John Oakland,CA < K7K

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
Stations:
WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX Relay: WA7HHE
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA 14
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS c$Xto3qto q ejpPDLW

Rly KK6RJR – QNX < KG7VVN

W6DLW < K7KY GE Dennis TU
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < K7KY

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX Relay: KG7VVN  < K7KY

NCS < W6ADZ.  Copied DE KL7RI QNX K earlier

KL7RI < K7KY TU John
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX Relay: W6ADZ  < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX Relay: WA7HHE
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX Relay: W6ADZ
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS

2022-08-02  19:31:16p  02:31:16z
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

Basic NBEMS 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

KJ7VGV   Don, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS    tt
Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KJ7VGV Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In QNX here … < KJ7VGV

de KJ7VGV  nill heardk
btn

RR Don tu  BK   can anyone else cpy the very .lite station?  < K7KY
Go Bruno  < K7KY

W7WSV QNX < KG7VVN

W7WSV < K7KY TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: KG7VVN    anyone else?  < K7KY

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

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20220308023802
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:671 ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/Aug/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 21
Stations:
WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX Relay: WA7HHE
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX Relay: W6ADZ
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: KG7VVN
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 7827][WRAP:end] … end

OrRCA   It’s a tough band tonite. Anyone need Roster resent?  < K7KY

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Early Ck-In is now 30min b4 net beginning at 0200z/1900p.

Tonight we have a Basic NBEMS Exercise conducted by Bruno KG7VVN. Basic NBEMS Exercises have no Traffic Round.

We held a NBEMS Exercise practice session last night. Thanks to the ORCA Ops that have helped us make these practice sessions realistic for those learning to conduct our weekly NBEMS Exercises. Don KJ7VGV and Bruno KG7VVN have both learned to conduct NBEMS Exercises. Hats-Off to them and the pick-up crew that helped make practice more realistic, Jaye KE6SLS & Lamar AE6LJ.

Learning NCS routines is worthwhile, even if you don’t aspire to NCS duties. Having  some NCS skills enables you to stand-up a net when needed and establish a Roster. You can hand it off to a more experienced Ops when they’re available. Digital operations can be complex. The more you know, the better job you’ll do with much less stress.

Speaking of NBMES Exercises, have you noticed that during Advanced NBEMS Exercises some Ops submit Exercise files that cannot be read in FLDIGI’s RX window. Their text isn’t ASCII, it’s Binary. And, some need 6 or 7 blocks when others need only 3 blocks. Don KJ7VGV has discovered the reason. Some Ops are using FLMSG in the PC Editor Exercise. We don’t usually critique Exercise performance. You’re usually on you own for checking your work..

Some Advanced Exercises have you create a file in your PC Text Editor and send it to NCS in FLAMP. Plain text files from PC Editors sent in FLAMP print in plain text, not binary. There’s no need for FLMSG (an Editor) when we create files in a PC Editor. Those plain text files should go directly to FLAMP and print in plain text.

Note that the title of an Advanced NBEMS Exercise and the Exercise Instructions don’t mention FLMSG. FLMSG is not used in Exercises with the PC Editor. Reading Comprehension is a major component of nearly every thing we do at ORCA DIGITAL NET.  We won’t correctly implement instructions we don’t fully understand. While NBEMS Exercises are fundamentally similar, they have small and sometimes subtle differences that are easily overlooked. Exercises are similar, but not always exactly the same. Now is the time to establish solid reading habits; the routines we practice today will be the routines we fall back on when prompt accuracy is essential.

During the Comment Round, we’ll experiment with our Path Evaluation and Comment Macros. Instructions for this experiment were given in last week’s Announcements and Net Report. Here they are again: You’ll revise the Path Evaluation Macro to automatically switch to MFSK-64 and return to MFSK-32 when transmission ends. Send the Path Macro 1st.  We’re not Daisy-Chaining tonight; the Macros should start/stop on their own when you initiate them manually. The following Tags will switch the Path Macro from MFSK-32 to MFSK-64 b4 transmission begins and reset MFSK-32 when transmission ends: PUSH:m>. MODEM:MFSK64>, @POP>.  Remember to bracket Tags with Left < & Right > arrows.

Tonight, please skip the beginning/ending Test images and send only the two best images you decode during the Comment Round. This comparison reveals member station signal strength and information about the path between member stations. We only publish the Comment Round images once a month. All other sessions use beginning/ending Test images to reveal path between member stations and NCS.

Good News at Western Digital Net.  WDN’s developer and NCS, Steve K6ETA, is now able to run a couple sessions monthly. He still needs a few volunteer NCS for the other sessions. Please contact Steve directly if you can help with NCS duties until Steve’s work schedule resolves. Volunteer NCS have keep WDN alive for 2+ months. We still need to fill a couple Thursdays each month. Sustaining WDN is well worth our time and energy.

If you would like to conduct ORCA NBEMS Exercises for another training net, Instructions, Macros, and previous Exercises are available. We’ll help you get started.ORCA Band condx are a bit tougher than usual tonite.  The Basic NBEMS Exercise is coming our of Beryl UT tonite. If you hv difficulty with Bruno’s signal, hang in for the Monitor’s Session and we’ll fill u there… I think it will go OK as Bruno usually has a strong signal.

Next is the Basic NBEMS Exercise w/Bruno KG7VVN  < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

This Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK-250R (220wpm,250hz,80%,FEC).
We’ll fill with MFSK-64 (240wpm,1260hz,100%,FEC) & MFSK-32 (120wpm,
630 hz, 100%, FEC).
Check your Filters. < KG7VVN/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:48Z PSK-250R @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:48Z PSK-250R @ 3581000+1500>>

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Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:49Z PSK-250R @ 3581000+1500>>

For REPORTS, I’ll prompt you in order with
your CALLSIGN only. Press the FLAMP
‘REPORT’ Button or send  ‘No Copy’.

We begin with … WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 10 23FB>{6BC6}2 5
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 16 D3FC>{6BC6}1 2 3 4 5
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 8 FA92>{6BC6}4
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 14 EF99>{6BC6}1 3 4 5
DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 8 FA92>{6BC6}4
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KS6M

NCS < No copy. <KS6M

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 EF99>{6BC6}1 3 4 5
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:53Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:53Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NEA DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 356D>{6BC6}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 C136>{6BC6}20220702232407:ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<ID 29 CE96>{6BC6}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 1609>{6BC6}301 5 64
<FILE 38 C136>{6BC6}20220702232407:ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<ID 29 CE96>{6BC6}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 1609>{6BC6}301 5 64
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<CNTL 10 4C80>{6BC6:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EC8C>{6BC6:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:54Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 15 696D>{6BC6}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 14 FAD9>{6BC6}2 3 4 5
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 15 696D>{6BC6}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 15 696D>{6BC6}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 15 696D>{6BC6}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KS6M

DE KS6M
File : Unassigned
<Mt  3 g N¨´4 ABE1>{6BC6}PREAMBLE
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 8 AA91>{6BC6}1
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 356D>{6BC6}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 C136>{6BC6}20220702232407:ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<ID 29 CE96>{6BC6}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 1609>{6BC6}301 5 64
<FILE 38 C136>{6BC6}20220702232407:ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<ID 29 CE96>{6BC6}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 1609>{6BC6}301 5 64
<DATA 72 6679>{6BC6:1}
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<DATA 72 E471>{6BC6:3}st-during-a-national-emergency/

Consider solar power generator
<DATA 72 D346>{6BC6:4}instead of gas generator as mentioned in this post.

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DE KG7VVN K

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AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex268B_KG7VVN.txt
<MISSING 15 696D>{6BC6}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

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KS6M

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W6DLW

DE W6DLW
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DE W6DLW K

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NC following Sta:
KS6M
AE6LJ second rprt
KG7VVN BTN

KG7VVN  < K7KY FB Bruno   I don’t think anyone could tell this exercise from all those they’ve worked for years. Thank You!    You and Don KJ7VVN have really make a big mark on the ORCA chart of tasks..   We’ve wanted to do this for years.  Thanks to both of you for allthe time and effort.  and thanks to Jaye Ke6SLS and Lamar AE6LJ who supported us with practice sessions.  BK
John KS6M ur report pse  < K7KYAs we guessed, the band has dropped John KS6M      For the comment round, if you didn’t catch the Macro experiment instructions last week, just send your Path Evaluation Macro first and then your Comment Macro.  For those who are working the experiment, the Path macro should switch to MFSK-64 and back to MFSK-32 when it stops transmitting.     OK

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Brad WA7HHE is up first < NCS

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< WA7HHE, GE to the Net, very nice afternoon with some rain, however the gym treadmill didn’t work well when the power
went out. Traffic was terrible with no traffic lights. Back in time for ORCA that’s what counts. Proud to see our Southern Utah KG7VVN doing NCS tonight, fresh from doing practice for our Airport Disaster Dr

ORCA < WA7HHE
Sending Pic:140×140;

FB Brad   tu    when the treadmill fails, I think you’re supposed to run home from the gym  BK  Next 4 Comments is Lamar AE6LJ < NCS

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ORCA < AE6LJ 03:05:49z
Sending Pic:140×140;

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T03:07Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>

I wound up using the inline (!) version of POP instead of the delayed (@) POP. The instructions seemed to indicate we were to modify only the Path Image macro to manipulate the back-and-forth and I wanted to ensure the entire net, not just me, was returned to MFSK32 before I TX’d Comments. (No matter where I placed @POP, it was only occurring for me outside of the TXID.) To make sure I POPped back to MFSK32 and not just whatever may have been in use before my turn tonight. I added MODEM:MFSK32 at the very beginning of the Path Image Macro string. When I thought I had it all done right I tested it first using the TX generate and Playback utilities in FLDigi, then on low power over a 2M simplex frequency. Fingers still crossed.

BTW… In 2M, fm, OTA testing I noticed there was no difference in the image TX time between MFSK32 or 64. There was a marked difference in image quality, however, with 32 being much the better. Curious as to why that would be. Anyone?

GE to all and 73!

BTNCS < AE6LJ

Well Lamar    that’s a lot to reply to    for the next Macro experiment I’ll want to tap you for the exercise.   Pse send
me your Path macro as you’ve configured of with !POP      I’m a bit behind the learning curve maybe.      and, if the band was solid, sending in 64 should produce a better image.  the wider modes contain more pixel or sumsuc I think.   thanks for working the experiment   I’m learning too  BK  Next 4 Comments is Gene W1EEP < NCS

Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV  < NCS

otne~U ªA il l+agroup tonight. Band was good tonight. Last night Jaye ke6sls couldn’t hear me check into Eureka net. So band is still finicky. Lots of clouds with this hot weather in Reno but no rain.

<0312Z> KJ7VGV BTN

Sri Guys! When I didn’t hear Gene, I called Don.   Let’s start over with Gene W1EEP  < K7KY

Well, maybe I’m wrong abt what happened.  It doesn’t seem Gene is copying me.  Over to Don KJ7VGV 4 Comments  < K7KY

Rtnyc eerL,e x hhv ulk¤mHroup tonight. Band was good tonight. Last night Jaye ke6sls couldn’t hear me check into Eureka net. So band is still finicky. Lots of clouds with this hot weather in Reno but no rain.

<0315Z> KJ7VGV BTN

Don  I missed the image and some of ur comments   no TxID      I did get the end.    I may have messed up the
Macro instructions. They can get complicated for Macros   BK Next 4 Comments is Ken KR7KR  < K7KY

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ORCA < KR7KR
Sending Pic:140×140;

ORCA Digital Net < KR7KR
Poor copy at first but got a lot better as it got later
I still have to finish grounding before I can crank up my tower
It is about 25 feet till grounding is finished
Bruno did a great job tonight
thanks for the net
73 to all

de KR7KR k

RR Ken tu   ur S9 & 7db hr in SW/OR now   we look fwd to ur new tower antenna…      RR Bruno knocked it out of
the park!   BK  Next 4 Comments is John KS6M  < NCS

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Sending Pic:140×140;

I( P P3w{iuyt Pyi  fade in the wrong place. If I had been able to hear my call for the last round in the NBEMS exercise, I would have reported “2345”.

It is National Night Out. While waiting to check in here, I checked in on my |e o³nvnL°borhood gatherings.

73!

NCS < KS6M

FB John      yes, there’s lots of fading tonite.    overall the band has picked up for most stations.    My waterfall froze
for a moment during ur comments, but I hv most of it  TU  BK  Dennis W6DLW, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

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ORCA < <W6DLW>
Sending Pic:140×140;

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T03:23Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA NCS< Doug/Mindy, Received a substantial rain shower this afternnon, received0.34 inchs in about 30 minutes. Then it was gone. Participated in a pre-event run for the Cedar City Airport 3 year certification (aircarft crash) exercise coming the 16th. Our Club ECOMM Group will keep the Hospital EOC apprised of incoming Triage numbers. Three Rotor wing, one Fixed wing, ground anmbulances ans a bus will transport casualties to area hospitals there will be 30 casualties in all. Thanks to Bruno (KG7VVN) for doing the exercise. Not much else to share tonight. Nice to see everyone on the waterfall. 73 to all.

<<W6DLW>.

FB Dennis    I think I’ve made an error in the Macro Exercise as  so many stations are missing TxID where it
should be.   I’m learning too.   sounds like a very realistic exercise for your community.  We did one like this a few years ago with Nat’l Guard aricraft   very realilstic and an excellent exercise for everyone.    BK  Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN  < NCS

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ORCA <KG7VVN Fldigi 4.1.20
Sending Pic:140×140;
<KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T03:26Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA <KG7VVN 03:26:06z
ORCA/NCS GE Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Thanks to Doug, Mindy, Don, Jaye, Lamar and others for their time and patience while I have been learning the ins N out of basic NCS duties! Getting ready to support Cedar City Airport mass casualty exercise on Aug 16. Should be inspiring!

Sig Rprt:

NCS -3, +5 db KBD 100%

KJ7WHE -4 db KBD 100%
KR7KR +4, +7  db KBD 100%
N7SDC KBD 100%
WA7HHE KBD 100%
WB7EUX -3 db KBD 100%
KW6M – 4 db KBD 100%
KK6RJR +1 db KBD 100%
W6DLW -12,-5  db KBD 50-100%
W6ADZ KBD 100%
KJ7VGV -3, +3 db
W7WSV -6 db KBD 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane !   73  <KG7VVN

RR Bruno  Tnx 4 the Reception Report and thanks for running the Basic NBEMS Exercise tonite      we really appreciate what you and Don have done and are doing.  We’re just delighted here in NCS central to have the Exericse running perfectly while we sit and watch.  It’s a new day @ ORCA!   tnx agn    BK    Mindy W7ZAP, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

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:mg:1080 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S7)
WA7HHE 100% KBD, IMG (S8)
AE6LJ 100% KBD, IMG (S9)
W6ADZ 100% KBD (S7)
KA7ERV 100% KBD (S5)
KJ7VGV 100% KBD (S9)
N4KBT 100% KBD (S6)
N6ZZO  10% KBD (S1) Antenna orientation issue… Doug had u 100%
KJ7WHE 100% KBD (S8+)
KG7VVN 100% n n, IMG (S6)(S9)
KR7KR  100%  KBD, IMG (S8+)
N7SDC  60% KBD (S5)
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S8)
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +15)
KS6M 100% KBD, IMG (S7)(S8)
W6DLW 100% KBD, IMG (S7+)(S8+)
KK6RJR no copy – very lite audio
KL7RI no copy
W7WSV no copy – very lite audio

PSK-250R: 0 stns
MFSK-64: 3 stns
MFSK-22: 2 stns

Challenging band tonight… makes for a tough start for Bruno KG7VVN’s 1st NBEMS Exercise. Nothing like a trial by fire! Excellent job Bruno. Fun to watch, looked like a well tuned machine btwn NCS and ORCA Ops… well done everyone! Good reminder on 100 items.

Hard to get a good S-reading w/all the static crashes during ck-in. Helpful to have all the relays, great practice too. Band seems more stable now.

Great to see all on the WF.
Stay safe.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
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FB Mindy & thx for the solid Reception Report       BK  I’m wondering now if I messed up the instructions or just didn’ t write them clearly   all the same I suppose    Bruno’s image and text came thru exactly as mine did when I tested this setup last week.  I’ll have to review it again in light of what Lamar said too.   anyway, we’re all learning together and sometimes    I’m learning from the net .. BK

Any follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < K7KY/NCS

W1EEP go
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ORCA < W1EEP Fldigi 4.1.21

Sending Pic:140×140;$tn

<W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-08-03T03:34Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA < W1EEP Fldigi 4.1.21
NCS W1EEP GREAT NET TONIGHT ALWAYS GOOD WHEN THE NCS IS CLOSE BY
AND SHORT SKIP IS IN . GOOD JOB BRUNO  GOT THE FIRST RAIN IN 5
MONTHS 2.31 INCH IN 5 DAYS. 73’S TO ALL

Tnx Gene   Sri   when I missed you, I meant to circle gback  but forgot.    You sent the image/comments at the
perfect time in any case.  Your Path Macro and Comment Macro worked exactly as intended.  Just as mine worked when I tested these changes.  We’ll take a hard look to see who did what and what went astray.   Maybe a bit of error all around.   BK  any other Active station 4 Comment?  < 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

<W7WSV

ORCA < W7WSV 2022-08-03 03:38Z
NCS==no cpy 02:00 on til about 03:00.
Exercise:  KG7VVN S7, 5-6 dB on MFSK32.
PSKaf eiP  S7, 32 dB, 0%–switched, but didn’t switch back to MFSK32
MFSK64:  S7, 4 dB, 100%
MFSK32:  S7, 8 dB, 100%
Great job on exercise Bruno.  Thanks agn for relay.
Stay safe.  73 W7WSV

RR Steve   tnx for the additional info    ur signal is up since the beginning too.   We can look fwd to Winter condx when you usually do much better w/ORCA    BK   anyone else?  < K7KY

de KJ7VGV give the image test again ok k btn

Don    do u mean run the Macro experiment agn soon?  < K7KY

de KJ7VGV  yes I think i figured out to add the Txid to the image to change to 64 btn

RR Good idea.    Lamar’s use of the delayed action TAG   using ! confused me so i”ve a lot to check on b4 trying
agn.  Here’s a clue: Bruno KG7VVN’s image and comment macros worked correctly.   at least they worked as i thought they should. I’ll look at it further and consult with a few of you budding experts and we’ll get the next experiment right.   BK   next?  < K7KY

de KJ7VGV I meant to say I would like to send now btn

Go

Bruno sorry I missed last night session. Didn’t see your reply to Doug. Anyway you did a great job tonight. Utah had a good group tonight. Band was good tonight. Last night Jaye ke6sls couldn’t hear me check into Eureka net. So band is still finicky. Lots of clouds with this hot weather in Reno but no rain.

<0345Z> KJ7VGV BTN

KJ7VGV Don     u didn’t send txID for the image so no print, but comments in MFSK-32 were clear.  BK  anyone else b4 we close? & Don we can work with this after the Monitor’s Session if you like < K7KY

2022-08-02  20:47:34p  03:47:34z
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 K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Monitor’s Session
First, we’ll make a short Roster. Pse Pre-Tone.
Taking stations in order, we’ll FILL the NBEMS
Exercise or CONFIRM the ADVANCED Exercise.
When called, send your file or state your need.
< K7KY/NCS

W7EAZ  QNX

W7EAZ < K7KY TU Mark
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
GE Mark  better late than not at all   gud to hv u aboard   BK anyone else?  < K7KY

DE KJ7WHE

KJ7WHE < K7KY TU Barry
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS Barry   ur already logged in     what can we do 4 u?  < K7KY

DE KJ7WHE
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<MISSING 15 696D>{6BC6}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7WHE K
RR Barry  tu     good work     u’ll soon be ready for prime time! (-:   anything else?  < K7KY

no text on ur last tx  < K7KY

Anyone else for the ORCA Monitor’s Session b4 we close?  < K7KY

The net doesn’t come up until about 8:30 local time.
I generally miss the exercises.
GE to all.

de W7EAZ k

Sending Pic:140×140;

W7EAZ Mark is that ur image?  < K7KY

ze!¨o that was ne N nexT iFtt e½tnj tnoX(ÜVthe last tx was not clear.   I didn’t see an ID w/the image so Im guessing and the band isn’t helping. Mark  we can look fwd to Fall & Winter condx when ur path should improve    we can hope   < K7KY

OK last call for ORCA Monitor’s Session.    u can be the red lantern tonite (-:  < K7KY

ORCA  I’ll send the updated Roste and we’ll be QRT    tnx 4 working with us this evening. We hope to see you again next Tues evening. 73 Doug K7KY

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:mg:702 ORCA DIGITAL NET 02/Aug/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 23
Stations:
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
N6ZZO Kai Mckinleyville,CA QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX Relay: WA7HHE
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX Relay: W6ADZ
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX Relay: KG7VVN
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID late ck-in
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 09/AUG/22 Check-In/Rotation Check-ins: 22 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA __N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX __W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV __WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX __N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX __KJ7WHE Barry Nampa, [...]

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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.

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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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