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ORCA DIGITAL NET, Report, 08/dec/15

Check-ins: 6
KI6RIT (80/40 dipole @ 30′, 25w)
NX6DX (160-mtr dipole at abt 60ft)
W7ZAP (35w, 120’ doublet @ 65’)
K7KY NCS (35w, 180′ doublet @ 80′)

Although the band was up/down and noisy tonight, digital did well. Walt K7VHG was
the first check-in, but we lost him before traffic rotation. Losing Walt, we only had
Nick KI6RIT in Ukiah and Mindy W7ZAP and me, but Jaye KE6SLS popped in during traffic
rotation. He was copying Mindy & I poorly and Nick not at all. Jaye changed modes to
MFSK-16 and we were all printing 95-100%. MFSK-16 is half as fast as 32, but more
reliable in noisy conditions. The band improved somewhat and we returned to MFSK-32
later in the net. During comment rotation, John NX6DX checked in, also in Ukiah. At
first, I thought it was David NX6D. John’s callsign printed with a LC x and I thought it
was an artifact. Sorry for the mix-up, John.

We discussed weather and holiday impact on net participation and concluded
participation would likely increase over winter. We had some FLAMP traffic tonight, but Nick was unable to complete his due to laptop issues. Overall, digital communications were good as the net went on. The other FLAMP message was finished
with one fill.

Jaye noted he didn’t receive an acknowledgement of his FLAMP report. During
rotation, we don’t acknowledge REPORTs. Sender assumes FLAMP has heard all
REPORTs. For formal traffic, we would observer traffic conventions and acknowledge.

Our current policy for FLAMP traffic calls for a single REPORT round. There will be times when a message cannot be completed with one fill. We are practicing digital traffic and completing a practice message is not crutial. A single REPORT round lets us practice the routine and not hold up the traffic round. Ops wanting further fills can obtain them at net-end.

Jaye’s REPORT asked for blocks, 1, 15, 17. Upon reception, FLAMP didn’t FETCH
those blocks, but prepared to resend all blocks. I deleted them from the window and
entered 1, 15, 17, and FLAMP sent only those blocks and Jaye completed the file.

Jaye had just completed a CW QSO with an Op just returning to CW after 30yrs off. His fist was still good. The story was heartening to me. I’ve been really busy lately and my CW has taken back seat to more pressing things like dental work and home projects. I
don’t want my CW skills to fade away and I’m anxious to get back to more regular CW.

The website is still suspended while we sort out migration issues. Hopefully next week.
This also blocks our email ‘@ferrycreek.com’. To email us, please use the temporary
email address from this post.

I would like to compile a list of west coast HF digital nets. If you participate in other digital nets, please send me the info. There may be times we will want to communicate with other west coast digital operators or nets. I’ll post the results on the website.

Jaye reports that Humboldt County has started a digital net following it’s regular HF
Phone net on Monday evenings. The digital net starts at 2015p, 3.582usb, Olivia, 1000wf. Have your RxID on.

Thanks for taking valuable time to participate in the net. I’ve learned so much about
FLDIGI and digital traffic in the last three years while working with you. I hope to see you next week too. Wishing you a safe and satisfying holiday season. 73 Doug K7KY

——– Net Log ————-

K7KY Testing Testing – ORCA DIGITAL NET – Testing …. < K7KY ORCA DIGITAL NET early check-in.. ? < K7KY W7ZAP RR < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T03:27Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
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K6VHG < K7KY TU Walt... ur checked in < K7KY 12/8/2015 19:30 Pacific Standard Time QST & WELCOME to the ORCA DIGITAL NET* Doug K7KY NCS Brookings,OR ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p here on/about 3.595usb. Software: FLDIGI, FLMSG, FLAMP. Mode: MFSK-32 @ 1500. Other modes and bands depending on conditions. Alternate data freq: 7.122 USB. The ORCA DIGITAL NET is dedicated to learning and developing digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling. The net connects digital Amateur Operators with common interests in training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors welcome. This is a DIRECTED Net. FLMSG-TRAFFIC & KEYBOARD stations check-in with your 'CALLSIGN' only. Monitoring stations may check-in-&-out with: 'CALLSIGN IN&OUT'. After check-in, please stand-by while NCS organizes the rotation list. NCS transmits test image NCS transmits Rotation list (keep it handy) NCS transmits Announcements (comments/questions?) NCS calls each station in order for traffic/keyboard ** Next, a round (or more) of fills, reception reports, comments, questions (keyboard or BLANKFORM as you like) Closing Announcement * ORCA DIGITAL NET website: http://ferrycreek.com/wordpress/ * * LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID, AFC. Enable: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID 'Retain tx freq lock' Have FLAMP open. FLAMP traffic is followed with a round of FLAMP REPORTs and one fill round. < K7KY Checked in so far...K7VHG W7ZAP < K7KY < K7KY ORCA DIGITAL NET Check-in: Send your CALLSIGN only or print it either side of 1500wf. If you're only monitoring: send your CALLSIGN IN&OUT. < K7KY I think we can consider tonight a very local net.... All three stations in Brookings. We don't know what the band is doing, but it may be difficult for most members to hear us... Any more check in's ? KI6RIT RR < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Signal fading in and out here, good copy though
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KI6RIT Good to hear Nick… The band has been very unreliable for lately… Maybe a short net tonight. But, we often get late stations…. Any
more checkins… < K7KY ORCA DIGITAL NET

Sending Pic:192×192;
l. fkiRRviUja lPf×­rËi

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn RotationOrder.b2s]2.0.12
K7KY 20150912033927
K7KY 20150211222816

8dec15, ORCA DIGITAL NET,Rotation:

K7KY NCS (35w, 180′ doublet @ 80′)??
[WRAP:chksum ACDC][WRAP:end] … end

KI6RIT Nick… how copy the last ? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T03:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

Quick question – is there a way to save the image other than with printscreen?

OK copy here
de KI6RIT k

KI6RIT KI6RIT Nick… fldigi saves images auto.. Using windows, look in Doc’s & Settings, fldigi,/ images… they should all be there… < K7KY ORCA DIGITAL NET, Announcements, 8/Dec/15 FLDIGI is available @ SourceForge. It supports all new macro features including having all four rows of macro buttons visible and dockable anywhere, and it fixes a bug in ARQ. At Check-in: Send CALLSIGN only for FLMSG traffic or keyboard. Monitoring stations may check 'in & out' with: CALLSIGN IN&OUT. REMINDERS: MFSK-32 is our usual mode, but we also experiment with other modes. Please check the mode before you send. The previous station may have changed modes. Our internal communications are MFSK-32. FLAMP doesn't open automatically. FLDIGI can be configured to start FLAMP at the AutoStart tab. FLAMP provides for a REPORT from receiving stations. Originator then resends only the missing blocks, automated by FLAMP. For FLAMP traffic, we interrupt the directed traffic round for a single round of FLAMP REPORTs. All following Ops send their REPORT w/o NCS prompt. Originator resends missing blocks. Only one REPORT round. Then, continue directed traffic rotation. Ops still missing blocks can fill after net. Keep your rotation list handy. We occasionally have monitoring stations that check 'in & out'. They are not called during net. Note which stations are 'in & out'. We'll skip them during rotation. The ORCA DIGITAL NET website is unavaliable while we transition to a new provider. During this process, our email @ferrycreek.com is also down. You can contact me by replying to the net report. Checking in late? Send your CALLSIGN during a lull or print it nearby on the waterfall. Have to leave early? Check-out with NCS so we don't search for you during rotation. Comments or questions before traffic round? Come now. < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
Found the images, I’ll send the last 3 I have in there.
de KI6RIT k

ation I copy is k7ky. I have had trouble with noise all day. I also don’t type too good so I may be slow. K6VHG

K7VHG Walt… There was a double, but I got the end. I understand you’re not copying KI6RIT in Ukiah,CA.. No problem… Do you have
FLAMP running? < K7KY K7VHG Walt... Do you have FLAMP running? btu < K7KY KI6RIT Nick... Walt K7VHG, here in Brookings too, is not copying you. And, he may not be copying me now either... Let's go with your traffic. < K7KY K7VHG < K7KY KI6RIT Nick.. sorry about that... I tried to rewrite Walt's macro to the correct 6 and sent it by error... go ahead now... < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>
I found the images, I’ll email the last 3 of them later tonight. Thanks!

KI6RIT Great… My email is down right now. Hold them until u receive the net report and respond to my temp email address. tU BREAK Ok
Mindy go with your traffic now… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>
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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 08dec2015.213]2.0.12
W7ZAP 20150912035135
W7ZAP 20150912013933

:p1:22 35w 120′ doublet @ 65′
:fm:11 Mindy W7ZAP
:p2:13 Brookings, OR
:d1:10 2015-12-08
:t1:5 2239Z
:sb:63 Hazardous Weather Conditions for Southern OR (Dec 8 – 11, 2015)
:mg:738 …Flood Potential Outlook for small stream flooding and signficant
rises on the mainstem rivers in the following counties in

A series of storms will bring heavy rain to the coast and moderate
rain inland today through Thursday. Rainfall amounts of 3 to 7 inches are possible along the coast and in the coastal mountains this afternoon through
Thursday. Inland, across Josephine County, 2 to 5 inches of rainfall is possible through Thursday. Significant rises on rivers and streams are expected
through Thursday. There is a potential for small stream flooding through Thursday. Additionally, coastal mainstem rivers, especially the Coquille River,
may rise to bankfull or experience minor flooding.
[WRAP:chksum F15B][WRAP:end] … end
K7VHG < K7KY Walt. u still with us? < K7KY Looks like we lost Walt K6VHG I have the same old macro file that I want to send if flamp just for practice.... here comes.ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

{6099}FLAMP 2.2.02
{6099}K7KY Brookings,OR
{6099}1489 24 64
{6099:1}Macro prints CALLSIGN on waterfall

Here’s a basic macro for p
{6099:2}rinting your callsign anywhere in the
passband with one click.
{6099:3}It only takes a few seconds. The macro
does a little housekeepi
{6099:4}ng, before and after printing. This
example prints a 4 charact
{6099:5}er callsign on the wf very quickly and
sets the modem to MFSK-
{6099:6}32. The curser remains in place. You
can set the modem to any
{6099:7} mode.

Here’s all it takes to print your callsign with this m

1) FLDIGI topbar menu: Configure/IDs/Video
{6099:9}on: Video Preamble ID

{6099:10} All left side options: unchecked

{6099:11} Enter CALLSIGN in window

{6099:12} Set: CharsRow: One character more than CALLSIGN (W1A
{6099:13}W = 5)

2) Replac
{6099:14}e my CALLSIGN with yours
Replace with any m
{6099:15}ode ()

3) Right click a blank macro button (or
{6099:16}any button you don’t use) to open
the Macro Editor. Copy
{6099:17}the macro below (that you’ve modified) and paste
it into th
{6099:18}e editor. At the bottom, name the macro Print ID.
Be sure
{6099:19}to click APPLY before leaving that button or closing the editor.
Back up to the menu bar: File/Macros/Save Save your macr
{6099:21}o . That’s it.



<@RXRS {6099:24}ID:on>



Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
File : MacroPrimer.txt

Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>
DE ke6sls
File : MacroPrimer.txt
{6099}1 15 17
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T03:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
File : MacroPrimer.txt


{6099}FLAMP 2.2.02
{6099:1}Macro prints CALLSIGN on waterfall

Here’s a basic macro for p
{6099:15}ode ()

3) Right click a blank macro button (or
{6099:17}the macro below (that you’ve modified) and paste
it into th



Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>

ALL ORCA < W7ZAP Doug is having some technical issues.... please stand by.. < W7ZAP k Testing testing < K7KY KE6SLS GE Jaye.... sorry for the glitch.... We have a really small net tonight and we have time to fill the blocks if you need more... btu < K7KY KI6RIT Nick u still with us? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>

de KI6RIT k

KI6RIT Well, that’s something… Looks like the band is making it difficult for some or we’re having other issues. I want to take a moment to thank
you for coming so regularly and doing such a great digital job with the net…. I think the wx and band and holiday time is having an effect on participation
and I hope it picks up a bit aftet the holidays… Winter is sometimes very good for us…. BREAK Jaye KE6SLS you still with us? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1506>>

okay, I am going to bring down the bit rate, the condx are getting rough. I have 100% cp on flamp and reported it, but did not get qsl for that report.
mfsk 16 is a bit nicer in these condx and not that much slower than mfsk32.
Okay, just worked a cw sig before ORCA net. kg7yuv and he is back after 30 years off air! great fist and getting the rust off for SKN!
anyway, that is my report here in Eureka and I’m sticking too it. or to it. or something.
Mindy, rough cp here, but I figure about 50 % and I am not cp any other stations right now.
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS FB Jaye… You are missing the station south of you in Ukiah Nick KI6RIT He’s strong here, but likely passing over you. BREAK Nick,
how copy Jaye KE6SLS? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:11Z MFSK-16 @ 1511>>

I tried sending my signal report but flmsg didn’t trigger fldigi. fldigi crashed a few minutes ago, maybe that’s why they stopped talking. I’ll try it again… Or
maybe I’ll try flamp. Jaye is mostly unreadable with MFSK32, mostly readable with MFSK16 though. How am I with MFSK16? < KI6RIT KI6RIT Nick Ur S-8 here and 100% copy Good call for Jaye on MFSK-16 Your flmsg won't send auto until the message is saved, I think... BREAK Let's do our reception reports now beginning with KI6RIT < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:14Z MFSK-16 @ 1500>>

Normally it prompts me to save before sending, which it did this time. Seems like fldigi is getting a bit more unstable on this ancient laptop as of late,
although it usually gives me fits/crashes when I close it at the end of the net. Oh well… Maybe I’ll look for a refurb Dell Latitude E5510, decent hardware
and it still has a serial port for rig control. Anywho, I’ll send my report via flamp. < KI6RIT 2KI6RIT < K7KY Nick fldigi has a setting in Config for old/slow PC.. Go ahead with your flamp traffic. < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:17Z MFSK-16 @ 1500>>

Need a sec, flamp isn’t working either. Relaunching…
de KI6RIT k

KI6RIT OK NIck… While you do that, I’ll give to to Jaye for comments and then we’ll take your traffic… BREAK Go ahead Jaye… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:18Z MFSK-16 @ 1502>>

ORCA de ke6sls
fb on al Nick, Doug. Doug, I’d like to see if I can cp Mindy too. This part of the mode is very good for FEC… anyway, I have you at 99% cp on kb right
now, Nick is about 95% cp now and I am glad I love DIGI modes hihi.
here is my flamp report.

DE ke6sls
File : MacroPrimer.txt
DE ke6sls K

KE6SLS TU for the report… Your call on MFSK16 is good… Now, you and Nick are communicating… BREAK Up to you, Mindy… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:21Z MFSK-16 @ 1505>>

W7ZAP copied the following stations:

K7VHG 100% KBD copy
KI6RIT 100% KBD copy S5
KE6SLS 100% KBD copy
K7KY 100% copy FLMSG + image

Tough band conditions tonight. I had good copy on all tonight. Nice to see Walt check in! I look forward to seeing Nick’s ORCA logos from previous nets
and compare how clear or noisy they are. I’m too close to Doug that mine are never useful. I think they would be interesting to compare from week to
week. Good copy on Jaye’s MFSK16 signal. Signal didn’t move my S-meter, but solid copy. Always like trying different modes in chsnging conditions.
73, Mindy W7ZAP K

W7ZAP TU Mindy… OK, here’s my report…
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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn RotationOrder.b2s]2.0.12
K7KY 20150912042344
K7KY 20150211222816

:mg:180 8dec15, ORCA DIGITAL NET,Rotation:

K7VHG 100% initially, but lost him later
KI6RIT 100% copy, keyboard
KE6SLS 100% copy
W7ZAP 100% + flmsg
K7KY NCS (35w, 180′ doublet @ 80′)
[WRAP:chksum 3037][WRAP:end] … end

ALL ORCA Let’s look for late checkins and see if K7VHG Walt is around… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:25Z MFSK-16 @ 1501>>

okay, there was a peffect double of signals. NC please requsst again.
de ke6sls k

ALL ORCA TU Jaye… I was looking for late check-ins or Walt K6VHG and then we want to go back to Nick for flamp traffic… Nick, it no one calls, go with
your traffic. < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:27Z MFSK-16 @ 1504>>

de nX6Dx

NX6D GE David… Welcome… We’re just about finished, Nick Ki6RIT is about to send traffic in flamp. We’ve moved to MFSK-16 and it’s made a good
imorvement in print…. BREAK OK Nick, go with your traffic… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:29Z MFSK-16 @ 1498>>


{560E}FLAMP 2.2.02
{560E}KI6RIT Nick
{560E}641 11 64
{560E}Signal report – 12-8-15
{560E}KI6RIT Nick
{560E}641 11 64
{560E}Signal report – 12-8-15
Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:32Z MFSK-16 @ 1497>>



Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:32Z MFSK-16 @ 1502>>
Grr, guess that base64 thing got turned on again… Must have been after I updated flamp. Oh well, I’ll try some other time. < KI6RIT KI6RIT Hey, Nick... That's radio... Thanks for trying... BREAK Over to David NX6D for comments... < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:34Z MFSK-16 @ 1501>>

K the call is nx6dx, John. sri for the confusion. Located in Ukiah and have 100% cp on all the last 15 minutes or so. just wanted to get on the roll and see
if I can check in on a more regular basis. Just got the digi station running. Still have a few bugs to work out. K that’s all for me for now. Bk to NC de

NX6DX < K7KY GE John and my apology for mixing you up with NX6D... NX6D is a regular and I jumped to the conclusion it was David... Nice to have you drop in and I hope you do come back... we have a good digital time here on most Tuesday evenings... I'll add you to the net report email if you don't mind putting never mind... here's my temporary email address. If you'd like to get the net report and find the website. send me a note... k7k709@gmail.com oops! k7ky09@gmail.com again, sorry for the mixup...BREAK over to Jaye KE6SLS.. < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:39Z MFSK-16 @ 1495>>
ü ee t R /rtn l

ORCA de ke6sls
fb Doug, Nick, John, and all the other souls looking down on our ORCA net at this time!
Hey, great cp on Mindy last go, about 95% — wouldn’t want it to be perfect, but great cp is great ccccccp!

John, Welcome! Great to have you here and I had 100% on you full time.
Nick, You were about 85% last go–the noise really came up and your sig qsb pretty hard here, but the mode still managed to dig you out! Good work

Great on all Doug. I’m glad we have another new ham here and I think if you keep at it, we’ll get a bigger turn out, but it’s always tough this time of year.
figure 6 to 8 wks of hard cp and changing condx. Still, was a HUGE kick working the ham in Idaho on CW before the net tongight.
Gosh, if only I could type!

BTU ORCA de ke6sls k

e dr gdÒKE6SLS FB on your CW contact, Jaye… I’m reminding myself to be careful what I wish for regarding net size… We do much more experimentin
g with fewer members on the net. We’ve had as many as 12 at once and it really had me jumping… Also, it make a long wait for each member, so it’s
good to keep it reasonable… If we do collect lots of stations, we can divide them a bit and send some down freq with an alternate NCS… I don’t know
what happened to Walt K6VHG tonight, but we’ll find out soon as he lives here in Brookings too… OK any more comment or questions before we go? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:45Z MFSK-16 @ 1501>>
< W7ZAP k 0lmsg this time. < KI6RIT KI6RIT Go again NIck... there was a double... < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:46Z MFSK-16 @ 1501>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn NC6MC-9.213]2.0.12
NC6MC 20150912044619
NC6MC 20150912044619

:to:8 ORCA Net
:fm:9 Ukiah EOC
:p2:23 80/40 dipole @ 30′, 25w
:d1:10 2015-12-08
:t1:5 2046L
:sb:13 Signal report
:s1:11 Nick KI6RIT
:mg:441 K7KY – -4 to +10 dB, all over the place :). 100% copy though. +13 to 17 dB with MFSK16 – wow!

K7VHG – Haven’t heard him so far, although I doubled with him so not sure if his signal made it down here.

W7ZAP – -11 (noise floor) to -2 dB. ~80-90% copy, didn’t open in flmsg.

KE6SLS – Very weak, only partial copy. Better at MFSK16, still not 100% though.

NX6DX – Great copy here (I would hope so! hehe)

s9 +10 noise floor here…as always
[WRAP:chksum D382][WRAP:end] … end

KI6RIT Wow Nick.. lots of noise for you…. How close are you & John…? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
No idea
de KI6RIT k

W7ZAP Over to you for traffic or keyboard… < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1505>>

Just wanted to say hi and welcome to John. How ironic to have such similar callsigns with David… funny. Hope to see you on ORCA again. OK that’s all
for me… got to go and get dinner ready!!
73, Mindy W7ZAP

KE6SLS Jaye… How copy now back to MFSK32? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

fb Doug. and Mindy, your last was finally 100%. I did qro to 25 watts my station is getting a little weak now since we have not had sun for two days.
Anyway, Doug, you blew me away last xmissing.. had to craank down the audio! hahaa.. That’s the band this time of year.

Okay, we learned a few things. MFSK16 has a greater FEC and smaller foot print in rotten condx. When condx are worste than rotten, we will look at
olivia mode, it willl print even when our ears can not even hear the signals.

One foot note. After the HF HUmboldt counter net, at 8:15 pm local time, we are going to be taking check=ins for digi stations at 3.582 USB. The mode
will be Olivia. The problem is that right now, at the net time, band goes very long and close in stations can not be heard. So, to fight this wonderful HF
situation, I thought, lets do DIGI mode with Olivia and maybe we can hear Brookings and southern Humboldt! It did work. But it was the first time for
many ops last night. again, I will make sure that I anounce the mode and freq and time with a center of 1000
de ke6sls k
hz on the water fall. again 1000hz on the wf.

Okay Doug, tnx again for the great net and welcome John,
de ke6sls k

KE6SLS < K7KY Very interesting Jaye... Nice idea with the OLivia digital net.... I'll give it a try next week. I couldn't hear anyone except a couple checkins last net time.... BREAK John NX6DX are you copying us OK on MFSK-32? < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T04:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1498>>

k7ky de nx6dx
100% cp on this mode as well. I have a pretty decent antenna…..160-mtr dipole at abt 60ft, and in the middle of a vineyard on Tindall Ranch rd. can
“hear” everyone fb. I will also try to check in on the Olivia net on Monday nights. should be fun. OK, like Mindy, I have to get something for dinner
going. Tnx for having the net available .
73 all
de nX6Dx

NX6DX < K7KY FB John obviously, a good antenna... cu next time.... BREAK anything further for the net? come now.. < K7KY This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET for:12/8/2015 21:01 Pacific Standard Time Thank's for participating in the net tonight. We appreciate your time and input. Hope to see you again next week. 73 < Doug K7KY NCS Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T05:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>
I’ll try to remember to check in/monitor the Olivia net after the CESN net on Mondays. Night all!
de KI6RIT k

Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T05:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

ki6rit de ke6sls
Nick, what are you using for a desktop over there? I wanna see if I can help you reduce the load on your old laptop.
de ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T05:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
It’s a Dell Inspiron 4100. It came with a Pentium 3, 800 MHz or so. I slapped a 1.2 GHz in it and it has been running decently for the most part. I don’t
think CPU load is the problem – it’s usually around 15-25% load when decoding MFSK32. It just acts weird sometimes. Maybe half the time when I close
fldigi, then go to shutdown Windows, it says that fldigi is not responding. Tonight it locked up and sat at 100% CPU load until I killed the exe. Not sure
what’s going on, it seems like older versions were a bit more stable. I haven’t updated it since Doug reported issues getting newer ones to run on XP (as
in, not at all, hehe). I’ll look around to see what else I can do, but the laptop has lived a useful life :). de KI6RIT

Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T05:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1510>>

ki6rit de ke6sls
fb on all Doug. CP is 100 now .. concx are now getting right with god. hihih

Okay, will, I have an old laptop that I repurposed and it’s now at nx6dx station.. about same vitage as your laptop. it’s running mint with KDE. KDE is a
huge hog… But I was going to say if you are using either KDE or Gnome, I can help you find a much lighter desktop that really does a great job and
takes very little system resources. If you are using Windows, then never mind “as Rita would say on SNL!”. anyway, don’t chuck the thing into the
garbage, under stand if you want a newer sytem, good for you, but we can make that thing sing with linux and a very light desktop.

okay, glad you got it under control and when the time comes, lets play!

okay, I need to eat something too. had an early dinner at 2pm but it seems to have worn off!

good working you tonight nick. Take care and 73
de ke6sls k

KI6RIT NIck one last thought.. Dave W1HKJ has just released a new version of fldigi and it includes support for XP, so it may work OK for you…
give it a try when you have time…. Thanks to all you guys for coming tonight…. it’s been lot’s of fun… cu next week… 73 Doug K7KY sk
Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T05:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1508>>

ally I wouldn’t mind putting Linux on here and using that, but it’s kind of a shared laptop and I think some people would have a cow if it
wasn’t Windows. I’ll give the new fldigi a try, I’ll definitely make sure to keep the current one on here just in case I run into problems. de KI6RIT

KE6SLS And, a last thought for jaye… Im moving along with Mint 17.2 and taking an online linux course… I’d like to email a couple
questions so I can install the latest version of fldigi… Mint only knows an old version… cu < K7KY Before RSID: <<2015-12-09T05:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

k7ky de ke6sls
no worries om. I’ll set you up with the latest repo so you get the current FLx on your system.
Hamil is been really great over at Ubuntu and we keep current on the Debian list so I keep tourchering him and the group. I have a few other things to
bring up too, I want to make it possible for flmsg and flamp to be a full particapant and have them updated as the hackers release them. I think it’s really

Okay ya’ll. You take care and don’t let the storm winds blow your lawn chairs over the fence.

de ke6sls
73 and nite night.

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FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

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Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
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1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
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