04/OCT/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 04/OCT/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 21
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__WA6CR Jack Novato,CA QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
__KJ7NXK Scott Deer Park,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Preamble to Postamble took only 36min tonight. The band supported most stations well, but not all. In Oakland,CA, John KS6M experienced extreme atmospheric noise again this week. Enjoy what improvement there is while you can, DST Fall-Back is just over the horizon. Incremental improvement is enabling stations to our East to ck-in. Steve WY7SJM in Casper,WY has made the last three Rosters. Maybe soon, we’ll see the KS/MO Ops too. We Logged one new station tonight, Scott KJ7NXK in Deer Park,WA.

While editing noise from the Log, we discovered two things that make the Log easier to read and easier to locate specific events. We also discovered another benefit of ORCA’s ‘TxID OFF’ Protocol. Our stations are configured to acknowledge TxID reception with a string like this:
‘Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:02Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>’
These long lines stand out clearly in the log. They’re usually associated with NCS transmissions because members work w/TxID OFF except when changing Mode for Traffic or Comments. You can use these TxID notices to locate specific net events by scanning the line immediately below, ‘Before RSID:….’ Net Control’s text and the time-stamp help locate events quickly. We’ve also changed how we deal with blank lines to group net events more logically. These changes make the log easier to read and more likely to be used. Check it out.

Reading the Log will help clarify our TxID Protocol. Members work the net w/TxID OFF unless changing Mode. We use TxID to increase our situational awareness. Instead of set’n forget, we manage it moment-by-moment. We enable/disable as needed. This practice will generalize to other application features that we use discriminately.

We’re interested in your thoughts about holding off-net Macro discussions at NBEMS Forum #macros. Currently, we discuss Macros during nets and by email. Using NBEMS Forum #macros would enable more digital Ops to participate. We’re bound to encounter people that know more, or have different purpose and experience. It should be good for all and Dave W1HKJ is an NBEMS Forum Moderator. He usually chimes in when needed.

Images from the net :

KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
N7SDC Rigby, ID
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Thanks for working with us. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

ORCA < W7ZAP
I have the following stn from my RX buffer:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
Tnx for holding the freq for us Gene
BK
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise & Comment Round Tonight
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

WA6CR

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WA6CR < W7ZAP TU Jack
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
GE Jack BK Next?? < W7ZAP

DE KF7ZIY QNX
Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:01Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
BK there was a lite stn in there… try agn pse < W7ZAP

de WY7SJM WY7SJM QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:02Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
Got you that time Steve!
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

W7WXV QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
GE Carroll
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WB7EUX < W7ZAP TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
GE Tom
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
Good signal Steve
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:05Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
GE Brad
BK next 4 early ck-in? < W7ZAP

<NCS> W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:06Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
lite copy Richard… good to cu on the WF BK

W6DLW < W7ZAP TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

N4KBT QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
N4KBT < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise & Comment Round Tonight
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

KJ7VGV

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
de K7DV QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:09Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KJ7VGV < W7ZAP TU Don
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
Good signal from Reno
BK

K7DV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
GE Dave
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KJ7NXK SCOTT DEER PARK WA QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KJ7NXK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7NXK Scott Deer Park, WA QNX
Welcome to ORCA Scott!
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:11Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

WA6CR Early Ck-Out pse < WA6CR

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:12Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WA6CR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA QNX
73 Jack see u next time
BK other stn?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
W7WSV < W7ZAP TU Steve
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
lite copy from AZ, 100%
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:14Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KJ7NXK Scott Deer Park, WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise & Comment Round Tonight
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

AE6LJ QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
AE6LJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
Tnx 4 ck-in Lamar
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:17Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KG7VVN < W7ZAP TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
GE Bruno
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise & Comment Round Tonight
SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:23Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

N7SDC QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
N7SDC < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
Good signal from Rigby
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

de KJ7WHE qnx

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KJ7WHE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa, ID QNX
Tnx 4 ck-in Barry
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KJ7NXK Scott Deer Park,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KJ7NXK Scott Deer Park,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2022-10-04 19:30:03p 02:30:03z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Mindy W7ZAP/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
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>
WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WA7HHE Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
< WA7HHE NIL btn

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Tnx Brad… good signal tonight (S9)
BK
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.20
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20220510023454
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20220510013154
<blankform>
:mg:667 ORCA DIGITAL NET 04/OCT/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 21
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
N4KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
KJ7NXK Scott Deer Park,WA QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 6BF1][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight is our last Basic NBEMS Exercise. Bruno KG7VVN will be NCS. He and Don KJ7VGV will continue conducting NBEMS Exercises on 1st Tuesdays. We’ll drop the NBEMS Exercise Qualifiers, Basic and Advanced. The after-net Monitor’s Session eliminates the need for an entry-level Exercise.

Other net events like Macro experiments, off-freq traffic-handling, image/map exercises, etc will be scheduled for 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays when more members are able to participate.

Incoming stations learn the NBEMS Exercises as QNX check-ins. The Exercises are most easily mastered while working them silently. Monitoring eliminates the need to track NCS and net-flow. You can focus exclusively on learning the Exercise and check your work in the after-net Monitor’s Session. Only after mastering the NBEMS Exercise should new stations ck-in Active. When you move from working silently to participating, you need to commit a portion of your attention to net-flow.

Jaye KE6SLS recently asked Dave W1HKJ, FIDIGI Developer, to add a new feature. Dave is usually receptive to feature requests. Jaye asked him to extend FIDIGI’s ability to notify the User when specific text, like CALLSIGN, is decoded. This feature is already operational for a few digital modes, but not the modes most digital nets use like MFSK, THOR, etc.

An Audio Alert would benefit members during NBEMS Exercises. NCS occasionally calls them to Relay while they’re busy with Exercise tasks. It would also benefit those who monitor 3.581. This feature listens for specified text, it doesn’t have to be CALLSIGNS. A QSO call like, ‘CQ CQ ORCA’ would activate an audio-file Alert for the text-string, ‘ORCA’.

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Over to Bruno KG7VVN w/tonite’s NBEMS Exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:39Z 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: <<2022-10-05T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:40Z PSK-250R @ 3581000+1500>>
Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:40Z PSK-250R @ 3581000+1500>>
ORCA Digital Net DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 FB79>{BA06}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 40 FCA06}20221005004709:20221004_ex277A.txt
<ID 29 F7B3>{BA06}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 7619>{BA06}304 5 6e zec toStJda FCAF>{BA06}20221005004709:20221004_ex277A.txt
<ID 29 F7B3>{BA06}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 7619>{BA06}304 5 64
<7HeCoteptK6>{BA06:1}
Given the concerns of the food supply integrity, finding an alt
<DATA 72 1A14>{BA06:2}ernate food source may provide more sustenance security. Local f
<DATA 72 40ED>{BA06:3}arm co-ops, CSA, etc… may be the answer for you. Check this si
<DATA 72 554B>{BA06:4}te out to locate your source.

https://www.localharvest.org/sear
<DATA 56 6F57>{BA06:5}ch.jsp?jmp&scale=7&lat=42.054175&lon=-124.260145
<CNTL 10 9CD5>{BA06:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3CD9>{BA06:EOT}
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:41Z 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 … W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
<MISSING 15 A559>{BA06}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
<MISSING 16 0431>{BA06}1 2 3 4 5
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
<MISSING 8 55A0>{BA06}1
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
<MISSING 12 B52B>{BA06}2 3 4
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 9EF1>{BA06}PREAMBLE
DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
“shocuariraÒ 35A1>{BKänibp
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
K7KY

DE K7KY
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 8 55A0>{BA06}1
DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
DE W7ZAP
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
<MISSING 8 A5A0>{BA06}2
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:45Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>
Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:45Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>
ORCA Digital Net DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 FB79>{BA06}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 40 FCAF>{BA06}20221005004709:20221004_ex277A.txt
<ID 29 F7B3>{BA06}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 7619>{BA06}304 5 64
<FILE 40 FCAF>{BA06}20221005004709:20221004_ex277A.txt
<ID 29 F7B3>{BA06}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 14 7619>{BA06}304 5 64
<DATA 72 0586>{BA06:1}
Given the concerns of the food supply integrity, finding an alt
<DATA 72 1A14>{BA06:2}ernate food source may provide more sustenance security. Local f
<DATA 72 40ED>{BA06:3}arm co-ops, CSA, etc… may be the answer for you. Check this si
<DATA 72 554B>{BA06:4}te out to locate your source.

https://www.localharvest.org/sear
<DATA 56 6F57>{BA06:5}ch.jsp?jmp&scale=7&lat=42.054175&lon=-124.260145
<CNTL 10 9CD5>{BA06:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3CD9>{BA06:EOT}
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:46Z MFSK-64 @ 3581000+1500>>
WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
<MISSING 15 A559>{BA06}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
@ WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
<MISSING 15 A559>{BA06}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
W6DLW

DE W6DLW
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
<MISSING 15 A559>{BA06}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : 20221004_ex277A.txt
<MISSING 15 A559>{BA06}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : 202it“¾rwd277A.txt
<MISSING 15 A559>{BA06}CONFIRMED
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

K7KY

DE K7KY
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W7ZAP

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ORCA Digital Net DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 FB79>{BA06}FLAMP 2.2.07
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<ID 29 F7B3>{BA06}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
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<ID 29 F7B3>{BA06}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
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<DATA 72 0586>{BA06:1}
Given the concerns of the food supply integrity, finding an alt
<DATA 72 1A14>{BA06:2}ernate food source may provide more sustenance security. Local f
<DATA 72 40ED>{BA06:3}arm co-ops, CSA, etc… may be the answer for you. Check this si
<DATA 72 554B>{BA06:4}te out to locate your source.

https://www.localharvest.org/sear
<DATA 56 6F57>{BA06:5}ch.jsp?jmp&scale=7&lat=42.054175&lon=-124.260145
<CNTL 10 9CD5>{BA06:EOF}
<CNTL 10 3CD9>{BA06:EOT}
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All Stations confirmed BTN < KG7VVN

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Nicely done Bruno. It was interesting to see who copied what tonight. Fun for us to TX our reports to you too… keeping us on our toes! Good info for interesting times. Good band condx ur (S9+)
PSK-250R: 1 stn
MFSK-64: 7 stns
MFSK-32: 0 stns
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:51:07p 02:51:07z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

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The COMMENT round begins with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

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GREAT JOB TONIGHT HATS OFF TO HIM AND DON KJ7VGV
GREAT NET TONIGHT AS ALWAYS. DOWN TO 38 THIS MORNING GETTING
CLOSE TO SHUTIN THE WATER OFF FOR THE LAWN. 73’S TO ALL

Before RSID: <<2022-10-05T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>
Yes Don & Bruno have been doing a great job and we sure appreciate their efforts.
Stay warm! BK Next 4 Comments is Tom WB7EUX < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – Thanks for the net. Always a bright spot in my week.
For those of us who are former NAVY MARS operators or for those that have an interest, a Zoom! presentation by RATPAC is scheduled for 6:00PM PDT Thursday 10/6 about this service discontinued in 2015. The topic is “The Navy–Marine Corps Team Needs Amateur Radio Operators – NAVY MARS” presented by Major Brian Kerg, U.S. Marine Corps, KO4QPS. More information at this web address: https://tinyurl.com/2p8anw46
All is well de WB7EUX

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Thanks for that info… very interested to ck that out. Tnx for ur support! We appreciate it!
BK Over to Brad WA7HHE 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < WA7HHE, not a lot new at this QTH except my new Camper RV ladder came today Some might remember my checking in portable from our area mountain two weeks ago. As I was just leaving my campsite I turned on my rear view camera just in time to see a Aspen Tree pull up behind me and crash into my camper. Got out and asked
why it wasn’t driving more careful just shruged its shoulders and held up its branches. Did not have an insurance card either That’s the end of my camping story and I’m sticking to it. Moral to the story is don’t get close to the Aspen Trees.
73’s to all Brad

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Darn those Aspen trees! Yes, I remember ur portable ck-in…. the hobby of “Can u hear me now!” Funny. BK W6DLW Dennis ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA NCS< W6DLW, Congratulations to Bruno for a great job on the exercise tonight. I’ve not been able to participate with ORCA the last few weeks. However, it sure feels good to be back in the saddle tonight. My wife (Terry) and I spent the afternoon on a drive up what we call Cedar Canyon, UT SR14 to a little community called Duck Creek and then Navajo Lake to see the awesome color changing of the trees. The area is a little over 10,000 feet. Colors ranged from light green to yellows, different shades of orange to medium and dark reds. Fall is such a great time of year here. Nice to see everyone on the waterfall. Stay safe. 73 all. W6DLW

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We always enjoy QNX ck-ins when u can. Drive sounds beautiful!
BK Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV < NCS

tn oe@daeDYntdqlnoo¨t (brief NCS dbl)Фis a good time in the desert. Lots to do before winter sets in. First batch of potatoes in the dehydrator looking good. Still have more potatoes in the ground with no storms/freezing will let them continue to grow. I hope everyone knows 3 is 2, 2 is 1, and 1 is none. Hope everyone continues to prepare for storms to fires to uncertain events on the horizon. Bruno good job and topic.
<0258Z> KJ7VGV BTN

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Good 4 you on the potatoes! This was a strange year for our garden… always different
BK Over to Steve W7WSV 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < W7WSV 2022-10-05 02:59Z
W7ZAP NCS: 2 dB @ 0200 UTC; 4 dB @0230.
KG7VVN S7, 10-12 dB
Exercise:
PSK250R S5, 31 dB, 83%
MFSK64 S5, 7 dB, 100%
MFSK32 S6, 10 dB, 100%
Reasona)te cpy tonight mtÑamlions, even with static crashes. Close on PSK250-only 1 mieeeinnBq3h Great NCS Bruno. Hatfealage to solar panel last night from high winds (up to 60MPH gua qÅoeu‹aa…flipped it over and cracked the glass–still works though. Hopefully propagation will pick up a little more before too long here. Stay safe. 73 W7WSV

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Tnx for the signal report Steve. Ur (S2-3) 85% copy.
Hope the winds die down there BK KG7VVN Bruno ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

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ORCA <KG7VVN 03:01:17z
ORCA/NCS GE Mindy?Doug N ORCA Ops
Finally getting some tomatoes ripening, harvested 28 # tonite. Had severe hail (dime size) a couple of days ago and it did a lot of damage the crops as wells the trees.Getting lite freezes every few days now.
Sig Rprt:
NCS _1, +2 db KBD 100%
W1EEP +12 db KBD 100%
WB7EUX -9, -6 db KBD 100%
WA7HHE +8, +15 db KBD 100%
W6DLW -3, +3 db KBD 100%
KJ7VGV 0, +6 db KBD 100%
W7WSV -6, -2 db KBD 100%
Stay Healthy. Stay Sane! :-) 73 <KG7VVN <KG7VVN

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Wow! Good harvest! We’ve only had a few from our greenhouse, hopefully more to come.
Agn… great job tonight :-)
BK K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < K7KY
ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes Scott KJ7NXK in Deer Park,WA. We’ll ask him to ck-in QNX for a few sessions and, if he’s interested, learn the NBEMS Exercise silently and check his work in the after-net Monitor’s Session.
We recently noticed the hashtag #macros @ the NBEMS Forum. It’s the logical forum for ongoing Macro discussion, development, questions, etc. It’s almost unused. I started the only thread @ #macros on 30/Aug/21 w/o realizing it had a #hashtag. It may be the best place for Macro exploration. Discussing Macros @ NBEMS-#macros, we’re likely to meet more Macro-savvy Ops. An even bigger advantage is having Dave W1HKJ, FLDIGI’s Developer, on board. Dave is a Forum Moderator. NBEMS Forum members can enable notification of #macros posts. < Doug K7KY

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Tnx Doug for your macro curiosity and teaching us what you learn along the way. Makes FLDIGI more interesting and powerful. BK Any follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < W7ZAP/NCS

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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. < W7ZAP/NCS

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Go ahead w/comment < W7ZAP

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2006L – 0306Z
This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for practicing with us tonight.
We hope to work with you again
next Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP 73 Mindy W7ZAP
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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
ORCA that’s unusual. No customers 4 the Monitor’s net tonite. last call < K7KY
OK no Monitor’s Session tonite. tnx 4 working w/us & we hope 2 cu agn next Tues evening 73 Doug K7KY

 

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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
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1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
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1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
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1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
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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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