05/JUL/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/Jul/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 20
Stations:
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
__KJ7OES Devin Grants Pass,OR QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS
__ W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX 0339z
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

When band condx make digital networking difficult, we can only imagine the challenge Phone nets are enduring. We logged another light Roster w/no Eastern stations. Hopefully, progress toward Fall & Winter will improve band condx and our Eastern Ops will again be practicing with us. Although we’ve had unusual Solar activity, we’re still emerging from Solar Minimum where band condx are at their worst.

Again tonight the Basic NBEMS Exercise was conducted by Don KJ7VGV in Reno, NV. Bruno KG7VVN is also preparing to run Basic Exercises and he’ll be up for the 1st Tuesday in August. Bruno is a little under the WX today w/Fauci Flu; keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

That Bruno and Don are running Basic NBEMS Exercise doesn’t mean they will only run Basic Exercises. Basic Exercises are the entry point for conducting these Exercises, but there’s no significant difference between the Basic and Advanced Exercise for NCS. There is a lot to attend to when you begin, but like most learning, it soon becomes routine and you have enough attention for more detail. Learning before it’s essential can be fun, as opposed to learning under the pressure of immediate and critical need. Even if you don’t aspire to NCS, conducting on-air digital Exercises will add to your digital expertise and confidence. You’ll be a more capable digital Op.

We can’t say enough about Don & Bruno’s participation in our effort to enable members to conduct NBEMS Exercises. We’ve worked toward this goal for years. Our beginning success with this project suggests a possible solution to our efforts to sustain Western Digital Net since it’s founder Steve K6ETA had to withdraw as NCS. To date, we don’t have a permanent WDN NCS or a team of NCS Ops. We’ve also no agreement on WDN format. Will it remain as currently configured or be revised? We don’t have a steering committee or leader. It’s been about 2mos since Steve left and we’re still running with last minute volunteers. No aspersions on the handful of Ops that keep it running. Without them, it would already be closed.

We’ve proposed some changes to make Western Digital Net easier and more intuitive to run. Some would like to retain WDN’s format. Others would simplify it some, but how and where hasn’t been explored. We address this topic here because WDN is 90% ORCA Ops and all those currently sustaining WDN are ORCA Ops. Our suggestion to drop formal Traffic from the Format is unsupported. We think running it as a ck-in and QST & Comment net would make it easier for NCS. All Amateur nets become Traffic nets in emergencies. Seeking formal Traffic every session requires that NCS knows how to process that traffic. Currently, no one is versed in processing NTS Traffic. Steve was able to plug NTS traffic directly into the NTS digital backbone because his friend ran the local NTS backbone node. We don’t have that connection.

Here’s another possibility for Western Digital Net. ORCA Ops could run it as an extension of ORCA by running NBEMS Exercises. It could be very simple. Take Ck-Ins and run NBEMS Exercises exactly as we do every Tuesday. It would extend digital traffic-handling practice to 2 days/week, provide a useful service, and keep Thurs/0330z a digital go-to practice and Emergency Traffic point. Don KJ7VGV and Bruno KG7VVN have proven the copcept that members can run the NBEMS Exercises. Those Exercises could be run on Thursdays by ORCA Ops. Ck-In, Exercise, & Comments. Not too difficult and a solid service to the digital community while retaining useful digital practice in WDN’s established time/freq slot. Please give this idea some thought. The clock is ticking for WDN..

Images from the Comment Round:

KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KJ7VGV Reno, NV KS6M Oakland, CA
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
K7KY Brookings, OR
KS6M Oakland, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
N7SDC Rigby, ID
K7KY Brookings, OR KJ7VGV Reno, NV
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
K7KY Brookings, OR KJ7VGV Reno, NV
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
K7KY Brookings, OR
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
K7KY Brookings, OR

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

— Net Log —

DE KL7RI QNX

TUNE 2022-07-06 01:42Z < K7KY

DE W1EEP

KL7RI < K7KY TU John
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX < K7KY/NCS

Hello Gene

de K7HDX
Ron

HI RON HOW ARE YOU DOING TONIGHT GOOD SIGNAL  W1EEP

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene TU
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT < K7KY

K7HDX < K7KY GE Ron TU
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT < K7KY

YOU ARE A PLUS 5 OVER HER W1EEP

ORCA I hv these Ops from the RX buffer      Last stn off freq BK  I  have these Ops from the RX buffer:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
any corrections come now  < K7KY

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
e o
Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KJ7OES Devin Grants Pass QNX

KJ7OES < K7KY TU Devin
KJ7OES Devin Grants Pass,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

KF7ZIY QNX

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

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

WA6CR

WA6CR < K7KY GE Jack TU
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KJ7OES Devin Grants Pass,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA

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

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

K7KY  DE WB7TZD QNX

WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
GE Tom  please turn off TxID 4 nets  tu  < K7KY

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

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

KS6M

KS6M < K7KY TU John
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX < K7KY/NCS

KE6SLS

KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye TU
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

K7KY  DE WB7TZD QNX

WB7TZD  < K7KY Tom  I logged you earlier. Please turn off TxID for this net  tu  < K7KY

WA7HHE

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KJ7OES Devin Grants Pass,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

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

W7WXV QNX

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

WB7EUX QNX

W7WXV < K7KY

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

WA7HHE

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
Brad I logged u earlier.   Band not the best 4 u    < K7KY

question. KJ7OES

OK Devin be brief pse  < K7KY

is there a micro file on the website somewhere? looking everywhere… kj7oes

Right column    Path Evalluation Macro and Test image     < K7KY
KJ7OES  < K7KY    also, see the Macro page @ website  < K7KY

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

thank you kj7oes

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:23Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W6DLW QNX

KJ7VGV*

W6DLW < K7KY TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
GE Dennis  pse turn off TxID for our nets tu BK

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

K7HDX QNX

N7SDC < K7KY TU Steve
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7OES Devin Grants Pass,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV 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

< KJ7BHK QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7OES Devin Grants Pass,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX

2022-07-05  19:29:40p  02:29:40z
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

KE6SLS   Jaye, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KE6SLS Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In QNX here ? < KE6SLS

nil heard here .. btn de ke6sls k

RR Jaye tu BK

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 20220607023504
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:597 ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/Jul/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 19
Stations:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7OES Devin Grants Pass,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum D046][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we have a Basic NBEMS Exercise conducted by Don KJ7VGV. The remaining July Tuesdays will have Advanced Exercises. Don will be alternating with Bruno KG7VVN to conduct a Basic NBEMS Exercise on 1st Tuesdays. Currently, they are the only ORCA Ops capable of conducting NBEMS Exercises. Their signals are widely copied. A strong signal is necessary for NCS. For every Active station, we usually have three QNX Ops and an unknown number of Lurkers. We’ve no way to know how many stations work the Exercises silently.

Next time you have a Macro question, you might better ask Don KJ7VGV. If we had a prize for exceptional contributions, we’d engrave a trophy for him. In lieu of a prize, we commend his Reading Comprehension. There’s been a major error in the Path Evaluation Macro from the outset. Next day, Bruno also noticed the problem.

Two Tags in the Path Macro should turn TxID ON and back OFF when transmission stops: TXRSID:on> & @TXRSID:off>. Doug wrote those Tags from memory and got them wrong. We should have noticed immediately when these faulty tags printed instead of executing . There was no TxID with each transmission. Writing Macros is about as simple as programming gets, but it’s still easy to overlook errors.

These errors don’t change the experiment for this evening as the Tags you’ll remove don’t work anyway. For the exercise, remove them as instructed.

It can be difficult to discuss Macro Tags in files sent by Macro with the <FILE Tag. When there are Tags in the file, even when one of the brackets is omitted, they can confuse the Macro Parser. When it’s confused, it doesn’t start or terminates early.

These errors may cause problems with the Macro experiment tonight. If your Macros don’t work correctly, it’s probably Doug’s fault.

Next is the Basic NBEMS Exercise w/Don KJ7VGV  < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

This Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in THOR 50×1 (176wpm,900hz).
We’ll fill with MFSK-32 (80wpm,435hz), &THOR-22 (78wpm, 524hz,FEC).
Check your Filters. < KJ7VGV/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:40Z THOR 50 x1 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 203D>{16F6}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 D45C>{16F6}20220621210209:ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 9555>{16F6}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 00E4>{16F6}596 10 64
<FILE 38 D45C>{16F6}20220621210209:ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 9555>{16F6}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 00E4>{16F6}596 10 64
<DATA 72 2E7D>{16F6:1}
Are you prepared to move quickly in an emergency? There’s a lot
<DATA 72 C206>{16F6:2} of information available for “go kits”. Also take the time and
<DATA 72 DAEB>{16F6:3}compile a list of items relevant to you and or family. Some basi
<DATA 72 1D3D>{16F6:4}cs are cash, important documents, medications, range bag, etc. P
<DATA 72 D806>{16F6:5}rint out that list and keep it in the garage. In a real emergenc
<DATA 72 2176>{16F6:6}y having a list will prevent you from forgetting important items
<DATA 72 AF47>{16F6:7}. Keep a plastic tote in the garage and fill it with needed supp
<DATA 72 7E8C>{16F6:8}lies. Which makes it easy to grab and load in the car.

https://
<DATA 72 9993>{16F6:9}www.ready.gov/kit
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS
<DATA 29 7599>{16F6:10}/stelprdb5305121.pdf
<CNTL 10 ABF5>{16F6:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0BF9>{16F6:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:42Z THOR 50 x1 @ 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 : ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 17 AD1F>{16F6}6 7 8 9 10
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA6CR

DE WA6CR
File : ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 16D6>{16F6}CONFIRMED
DE WA6CR K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 14 C173>{16F6}2 3 4 5
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 16D6>{16F6}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 203D>{16F6}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 D45C>{16F6}20220621210209:ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 9555>{16F6}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 00E4>{16F6}596 10 64
<FILE 38 D45C>{16F6}20220621210209:ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 9555>{16F6}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 00E4>{16F6}596 10 64
<DATA 72 2E7D>{16F6:1}
Are you prepared to move quickly in an emergency? There’s a lot
<DATA 72 C206>{16F6:2} of information available for “go kits”. Also take the time and
<DATA 72 DAEB>{16F6:3}compile a list of items relevant to you and or family. Some basi
<DATA 72 1D3D>{16F6:4}cs are cash, important documents, medications, range bag, etc. P
<DATA 72 D806>{16F6:5}rint out that list and keep it in the garage. In a real emergenc
<DATA 72 2176>{16F6:6}y having a list will prevent you from forgetting important items
<DATA 72 AF47>{16F6:7}. Keep a plastic tote in the garage and fill it with needed supp
<DATA 72 7E8C>{16F6:8}lies. Which makes it easy to grab and load in the car.

https://
<DATA 72 9993>{16F6:9}www.ready.gov/kit
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS
<DATA 29 7599>{16F6:10}/stelprdb5305121.pdf
<CNTL 10 ABF5>{16F6:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0BF9>{16F6:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 8 EE23>{16F6}6
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 16D6>{16F6}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 16D6>{16F6}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:48Z THOR 22 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 203D>{16F6}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 D45C>{16F6}20220621210209:ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 9555>{16F6}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 00E4>{16F6}596 10 64
<FILE 38 D45C>{16F6}20220621210209:ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<ID 19 9555>{16F6}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 15 00E4>{16F6}596 10 64
<DATA 72 2E7D>{16F6:1}
Are you prepared to move quickly in an emergency? There’s a lot
<DATA 72 C206>{16F6:2} of information available for “go kits”. Also take the time and
<DATA 72 DAEB>{16F6:3}compile a list of items relevant to you and or family. Some basi
<DATA 72 1D3D>{16F6:4}cs are cash, important documents, medications, range bag, etc. P
<DATA 72 D806>{16F6:5}rint out that list and keep it in the garage. In a real emergenc
<DATA 72 2176>{16F6:6}y having a list will prevent you from forgetting important items
<DATA 72 AF47>{16F6:7}. Keep a plastic tote in the garage and fill it with needed supp
<DATA 72 7E8C>{16F6:8}lies. Which makes it easy to grab and load in the car.

https://
<DATA 72 9993>{16F6:9}www.ready.gov/kit
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS
<DATA 29 7599>{16F6:10}/stelprdb5305121.pdf
<CNTL 10 ABF5>{16F6:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0BF9>{16F6:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:51Z THOR 22 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 16D6>{16F6}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

K7KY de KJ7VGV

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

< I did not copy a response for Gene W1EEP did he copy btu

We didn’t cpy him either    I’ll try him  BK  W1EEP  ur REPORT pse  < K7KY    KJ7VGV   Don    I guess he’s having station troubles btu  < K7KY

Basic NBEMS Exercse complete, BTN KJ7VGV

FB Don, TU   We appreciate your help in conducting the net. BK KS6M       John, sri my error in logging u QNX.  U can send ur REPORT now if you like.  < K7KY

ex264B_KJ7VGV.txt
<MISSING 15 16D6>{16F6}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

FB John  TU  BK    Good thing we’re getting some help these days.. I make enough errors for the whole net..   U notice that Don send the whole file for the last pass in MFSK-22  even though he only had one station needing one block.     this bears repeating   we send the whole file in the last pass for the benefit of those working the exercises silently…  there’s often quite a few Ops working like this.    < K7KY

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:57:32p  02:57:32z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

B4 the Comment Round, I’ll resend the corrected Roster.   And, for Comments, if your Macros aren’t working
correctly, we’ll sort it out next time when I have the instructions  double checked by Mindy   BK

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:mg:591 ORCA DIGITAL NET 05/Jul/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 19
Stations:
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7OES Devin Grants Pass,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
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The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Gene W1EEP is up first < NCS

Next 4 Comments is Jack WA6CR  < NCS

Hi, thanks for hosting the net, this is my 2nd check in and I think it is very helpful.
Again, thanks de wa6cr

RR Jack   Yes, ur 2nd ck-in and already working the Exercises like a veteran   I recall you also worked the last session Advanced Exercise and checked it out in the Monitor’s Session   good work     good 2 hv u aboard   BK  Next 4 Comments is John KS6M < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T03:03Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

NCS and the net < KS6M

No comments from me this evening. 73!

Sending Pic:140×140; < KS6M

FB John  the broken Tags are working correctly    not working actually   tnx   BK  Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-06T03:04Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA DE A.R.S. KE6SLS, Jaye in Eureka! CA using 50w on the doublet.

k7ky, 10db, 100%, P5, flm 100% 2x,
w1eep, -10db, 20%, 100% 7:45pm,
wa7hhe, -8, 100%,
wa6cr, 7db, 100%,
kj7vgv, 5db, 100%, fla 64%<2,3,4,5> 100% x2
ks6m, -5db, 100%, P3

This afternoon, I took time to modify macros for the net.  Took quite a bit of testing, however, I finally got them all working.  Then I wondered, what if I pasted a few macros into the comment file. Will . . . fldigi stopped.  I was going to end the process, but then it suddenly started working again!  Moral of this test is DON’T PASTE MACROs INTO COMMENT FILE

We are well over 1/2″ of rain last two days.  This was very much needed here as yard was starting to turn.  The rain will keep the landscapers busy!

I think I am finally on the down hill side of COVID-19.  I will do my level best never to wind up with it again.

Yesterday was official, over the top, fireworks day here in the ‘hood.’ Cats fared well once they found their purrfect hiding spot. Again, I was glad we had fresh rain on the ground and very high humidity. No fires reported!

Was surprised to see NCS ack’n stations I didn’t hear at all.  I could only wish I could build a bigger, quieter antenna!  Hope the signals come up as we head into night fall.

Don’s signal was all over the spectrum, from 5db down to -11db. It was as if the power was turned down at times.  Now I am seeing k7ky’s signal fading from earlier.

Sorry we lost Gene.  Wonder if lightning is happening?

Stay well and hope to see you down the wf soon!

73
de ke6sls k

ORCA < KE6SLS 03:07:25z

Sending Pic:140×140;

RR Jaye   tnx 4 the Reception report.   I’ve had quite a day sorting out why FLDIGI pirnts some macrs, and other broken macros cause TX to stop immediately.  I think the band is more radical tonight than usual. We’ll have to sort out the Macro experiments BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, SUSPECTING THE COMMENT MACRO ASSIGNMENT MIGHT HAVE BEEN DURING A CONFLICT WITH ONE OF OUR ECOMM MEETINGS SO MISSED IT. THANKS TO K7KY FOR THE GREAT EXERCISES AND DON FOR STEPING UP FOR NCS, W1EEP INDICATES ON 2 METERS HE IS RCVING OK BUT NOT TRANSMITTING ?

RR Brad   tnx for relaying W1EEP    I thought something went astray   the band isn’t that bad.    I don’t think u missed much with this macro experiment   It’s given me a headache      I’ll revise the Macro experiments  a bit.   BK  Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV  < NCS

RSTXID:on><@RSTXID:off> Tried making more adjustments to the IC7300. Also made changes to WF range and experimented with Flrig using its controls to fine tune audio input. Still not great band conditions. I tried a different combo of modems tonight to include THOR 22 at the end instead of MFSK22. I think it worked well. Glad to hear W1EEP heard us.
<0310Z> KJ7VGV BTN

ORCA < KJ7bcuding Pic:140×140;

FB Don       these Tags <RSTXID:on><@RSTXID:off> are printing out.   If they were real Tags, they would execute and not print.  These are the Tags I wrote from memory instead of using the Tag list in the Macro Editor   they should look like this: <TXRSID:on  & <@TXRSID:off      both with closeing >     Problem is my error.    BK

Mindy W7ZAP, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

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:mg:1039 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
KL7RI no copy… just turning stn on
W1EEP 100% KBD (S1)
K7HDX 100% KBD (S1)
KJ7OES 100% KBD (S1)(S6)
KF7ZIY 100% KBD (S1)
WA6CR 100% KBD (S7+)(S8) good job on 2nd net
WB7TZD 100% KBD (S1)
KW6M 100% KBD (S9)
KS6M 100% KBD, IMG (S1)(S4)
KE6SLS 100% KBD, IMG (S9 +10)(S8+)
WA7HHE 100% KBD (S1)(S7)
W7WXV 100% KBD (S1)
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S1)
W6DLW 100% KBD (S1)
KJ7VGV 100% KBD, IMG (S7+)(S8)
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S1)

Solid job by Don KJ7VGV running the ORCA FLAMP Exercise with an excellent choice of modes for tonight’s band. THOR-50×1: 4 stns (plus Doug & I)
MFSK-32: 1 stn
THOR-22: 0 stn
Not sure what mode John KS6M copied or Gene W1EEP.

Most everyone 150+ miles out was S1 w/solid copy during ck-in. Nice to see we can communicate w/western states on 80m during daylight. Please email ur 2 best images u RX from OTHER ORCA Ops Tnx!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th of July. Thanks for taking time to work with us tonight. Always good to cu all on the WF.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
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Tnx Mindy    good Reception Report   Thanks for reminding them to send their best 2 images from the Comment Round tonite. These images are helping us determine which stations are best heard by the general net and it helps up select Relay stations BK

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

de KJ7VGV k

Go  < K7KY

another thought for the NBEMs exercise is I added TXRSID:off with BTN macro to make sure I turned off TxID after finishing. BK <0318Z> KJ7VGV BTN

Yes     great idea…   b sure to use the <@ form so it executes after the transmitter stops    BK

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

can anyone relay that lite station?  < K7KY

Last station agn pse  < K7KY

Sri   try agn after the Monitor’s Session   it wont be too long < K7KY

Any other comments or ck-ins?  < K7KY

2022-07-05  20:22:06p  03:22:06z
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

KJ7OES

KJ7OES  < K7KY Looks like ur my only customer tonite, Devin & I”m copying u @ 1484   maybe just the band or?   over to u < K7KY

kj7oes yep looks like just u ane me. thanks for the help earlir. do i now push “report” ?

Yes  < K7KY

DE KJ7OES
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DE KJ7OES K

RR perfect!      I’m recalling your interest in WDN.  I don’t know what will happen there, but your interest
and input will be welcome.  I haven’t yet seen enough of your signal to know if you can run the net, but I’d guess it’s likely.     Both these nets cover western USA and ORCA has members as far east as KS/MO/MI  etc.     but those Ops are usually only able to connet in winter.  anyway, you will be welcome to help with WDN if it interest you btu  < K7KY

very good. Im sure i uped a little more experance word t veNpwtxsn r ll this, its not hard, just tnea learcmp 9$ nhaw $tcurtt¨ nhÐG twetwnrIe UNDERSTAotoeeðeo hmnlund f c ŒRet nd that we have nets that the courrent NCSs are “leaving” and def would like to help out and keep this money pit of a hoÂae e ro tei³neu rw! te e ppg t<&is stnoea c  j
btu KJ&o) q_Æahne NG%a 7oes

KJ7OES  < K7KY Devin    band is fading and I missed most of ur last. Pse copy what you sent & paste it in the TX buffer & send agn in this mode tu  < K7KY

very good. Im sure i need a little more experance working all this, its not hard, just a learning curve. I
understand that we have nets that the courrent NCSs are “leaving” and def would like to help out and keep this money pit of a hobby going hihi need to go drop the seal team off anyway, have a great night and i will be back for another beating next week! 73 k7ky de kj7oes

FB Devin    ur doing very well and we’re  glad to have u aboard. cu next time 73 Doug K7KY

Lite station try again in this mode   < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA Monitor’s Session    73 Doug K7KY < K7KY

1400 tonight?
Pretty rough copy everywhere

de W7EAZ k

W7EAZ  < K7KY GE Mark   we’ll add you to the Roster   tnx 4 checking in     always better late than not-at-all (-:

W7EAZ < K7KY TU Mark
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX < K7KY/NCS

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