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ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/Jan/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins:26
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__N7KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX VidID
__KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
__AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA late ck-in
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

With a few exceptions, 80m was better than usual tonight. We logged John KD0NBH in Kansas City,MO and did better than usual with stations to our N&S & SE. Rainbow Canyons ARC meets on the 2nd Tuesday, so no Cedar City,UT ck-ins. Gene W1EEP in Pine Valley is our only Utah ck-in tonight. Prior to ck-in, Gene sent our test image by macro. The image was pixel perfect. Our path to Pine Valley,UT was solid tonight, a welcome change for Gene.

Steve K6ETA checked in just after closing. He’s recovered from a brief bout of COVID and feels 100% fit for duty. Good to hear. Remember his Western Digital Net on Thursday, same time and frequency as ORCA.

Thanks for sending the test images by email every week. The images reflect each stations path to NCS and the extent of change in an hour. Next week, we’ll ask the Active stations to use their Path Evaluation Macro to send the test image mid-net. We’ll publish those images in the Net Report and see how NCS copies those stations.

The NBEMS Exercise change is working out well so far. Sessions with the Basic NBEMS Exercise have been wrapping in less than an hour. That’s good for all. Next session will also have a Basic Exercise. We hope these changes work well for everyone.

Images from the net:

AE6LJ Briceland, CA
KB6NN Eureka, CA
KD0NBH Kansas City, MO
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Remember these nets; they’re conducted by ORCA Colleagues. 4 digital nets, M-Thurs on 3.581mhz, our Western-US digital watering-hole, and one Winlink net:

Monday, Humboldt County Emergency Digital Net, 1845p/0245z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, KE6SLS/NCS (regional)

Tuesday, ORCA DIGITAL NET, 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K7KY & W7ZAP/NCS, http://orcadigitalnet.com/ (W/USA)

Wednesday, NA ID ERC Digital Net, 1915m/0215z, 3.581+1500, MT63-1kL, K7DV/NCS (regional)

Wednesday, HUMCO Winlink Wednesday Net, Matthew KN7CEI/NCS, Message KN6CEI w/CALL,NAME,QTH, https://humboldtwinlinkwednesday.net/

Thursday, Western Digital Net, 1930p/0230z, 3.581+1500, MFSK-32, K6ETA/NCS, http://westerndigitalnet.org/ (W/USA)*

* Western Digital Net has a special ‘Newcomer’s Net’ every first Thursday.

Thanks for taking time to practice with us again tonight. We appreciate your participation. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

W7WXV – Carroll, QNX for propagation

RR Carroll  tu  < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T02:42Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

de N4KBT

N4KBT  < K7KY Kyle   u Active or QNX  ?  < K7KY

K2S de W7WXV
Do you mind if I send a message out while I have propagation?  You can relay it during the net if you like.
btu, K2S

W7WXV  < K7KY Carroll   it’s 1845 & I usually begin early ck-in now   hw long will it be?  < K7KYs
Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

stand by, fldigi goofed

de W7WXV

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY de W7WXV
The flamp message will be 3 min 54 sec.
btu, K7KY de W7WXV k

Stand by  BK    ORCA   We’ll hold earlly ck-in to permit W7WXV to send a bulletin   BK   OK Carroll go ahead   < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

QST DE W7WXV

<PROG 18 ED7B>{D840}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 74 D06B>{D840}20220112024513:W7WXV-3821_Tsunami_Information_Statement_-_11_Jan.p2s
<ID 18 568A>{D840}W7WXV CN94nh
<SIZE 16 6A3E>{D840}1041 22 48
<DATA 56 39C3>{D840:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAVWXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS
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<DATA 42 91A6>{D840:22}p4J/z1MKCWUhenyMfwFkAjq
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 D47C>{D840:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7470>{D840:EOT}

DE W7WXV K

DE K7KY
File : W7WXV-3821_Tsunami_Information_Statement_-_11_Jan.p2s
<MISSING 15 1D12>{D840}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K
U
Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY de W7WXV
Thanks for letting me send that, have a good net.
btu, K7KY de W7WXV k

W7WXV  < K7KY RR   if any members need that file filled, we can do it for them after net unless they live near the coast and think they need tto see it now    BK     now we’ll run Early ORCA ck-in BK  < K7KY

ORCA I hv the following stations from the rx buffer
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
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

WB7EUX

N7SDC  Steve  Rigby, Idaho  QNX

WB7EUX < K7KY GE Tom TU
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR < K7KY

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

DE KC7MAW QNX

K7KY  DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

KC7MAW < K7KY TU Mike
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX < NCS

WB7TZD < K7KY TU Tom
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX < NCSfqâ0o

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

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

KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

KF7ZIY < K7KY TU Dave
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Dave   pse only send text @ 1500   Vid ID @ 2000, but no need 4 both tu  < K7KY

NCS < KK6RJR KK6RJR – QNX

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX < NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KA7ERV QNX

KA7ERV < K7KY TU Rob
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX

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

KS6M

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

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In

is anyone reading the signal @ 1600? <
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

W6ADZ  < K7KY ICU Darrell TU
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX VidID < NCS

KD0NBH  < K7KY John  QNX? Active?  < K7KY

KD0NBH < K7KY TU John
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX < NCS

W1EEP   Gene pse tell John KD0NBH he’s logged QNX tu  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KD0NBH KD0NBH  < W7ZAP jOHN UR LOGGED QNX < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX VidID
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX 14

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
enKdiRKÆäianne Bii Oune lexdeodaŽe

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

AE7LM QNX

AE7LM < K7KY TU David
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX < NCS

W7WSV

W7WSV < K7KY GE Steve TU
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ < K7KY

KE7ZPG < K7KY TU Steven
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
RR Steven   ur signal looks good hr   73  < K7KY

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX VidID
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX

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

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

N2RSN QNX

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

N2RSN < K7KY TU David
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX < NCS

NCS DE KE6SLS* KE6SLS* K

KE6SLS* < K7KY GE Jaye
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA  < NCS

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

AE6LJ < K7KY TU Lamar
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX < NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX VidID
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX

2022-01-11  19:30:10p  03:30:10z
WELCOME to ORCA DIGITAL NET
Doug K7KY/NCS, Brookings,OR, 35w, 210′ Doublet @ 80′

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

ORCA is a DIRECTED Net, dedicated to learning and developing
digital operating skills and practicing NBEMS traffic handling.
ORCA connects Amateur Operators with common interest in
training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid.
Practice makes perfect!

New to ORCA? See: http://orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/

Following check-in NCS sends:
1) Signal evaluation image (30sec)
2) Rotation list
3) Announcements

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

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

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

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< K7KY/NCS
KJ7VGV  < K7KY Don pse relay call 4 ck-in  tu  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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

K7KY de KJ7VGV nil

RR TU BK

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

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20221201033533
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:759 ORCA DIGITAL NET 11/Jan/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins:24
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N7KBT Kyle Meridian,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX VidID
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV VidID
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum D46F][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We’ll run another Basic NBEMS Exercise tonight. That means no Advanced Exercise or Traffic Round. Next Tuesday, 18/Jan/22, we’ll also run a Basic NBEMS Exercise. For the last Tuesday this month, 25/Jan/22, we run the Advanced NBEMS Exercise. That’s the Basic and Advanced Exercises combined. If you appreciate a strong digital traffic-handling challenge, don’t miss the Advanced Exercises.

Anniversary Month reminds us we still have some ORCA DIGITAL NET decals.  They’re designed for external application on equipment, cups, etc.  We’ve searched for black 11oz straight side cups for these decals, but never found a site to buy less than 100cups. A good thing as it turns out. We applied them to two blue cups and realized the way we ordered them is wrong for a black background. They won’t look right on a black cup.  The mfg says the decals are OK with sunlight and dishwashers. We don’t have a dishwasher, but we’ve washed our cups once or twice a day w/o issue for more than a year. YMMV

If you want an ORCA logo decal, send a SASE to:
ORCA DIGITAL NET
17029 Ferry Creek Hgts
Brookings,OR 97415

When they’re gone, they’re gone. We have to buy 100 @ $.85 and we probably won’t reorder. ORCA   during early ckk-in, Carroll W7WXV sent a tsunami bulletin in FLAMP  if you didn’t confirm or missed it entirely, not to worry   There’s NO tsunami       Next is the Basic NBEMS Exerecise w/Mindy W7ZAP  < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

GE Our NBEMS Exercise begins in THOR 50×1 (176wpm,900hz).
We’ll fill with MFSK-64 (240wpm,1260hz), & MFSK-32 (80wpm,435hz).
Check your BP filter, WIDE mode ahead…  < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:41Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 1BFD>{D351}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 6108>{D351}20220112014633:ex239.txt
<ID 17 4112>{D351}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 9BDA>{D351}796 13 64
<FILE 30 6108>{D351}20220112014633:ex239.txt
<ID 17 4112>{D351}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 9BDA>{D351}796 13 64
<DATA 72 CC04>{D351:1}CW by Flashing Light

In the digital age, sending Morse Code b
<DATA 72 5F85>{D351:2}y signal light is uncommon, but it’s still in the mix of communi
<DATA 72 CCC9>{D351:3}cation modes for the US Navy. Flashing light CW usually runs aro
<DATA 72 B398>{D351:4}und 5-10wpm. Our eyes don’t decode CW nearly as well as our ears
<DATA 72 E5F6>{D351:5}. Both methods require learning and practice. CW @ 5-10wpm is ve
<DATA 72 EFF2>{D351:6}ry slow; you can count dit’s and dashes at that speed. CW by fla
<DATA 72 21C0>{D351:7}shing light should be easy for most Amateur Ops to master quickl
<DATA 72 CFEC>{D351:8}y. Every now and then we hear of threatening situations resolved
<DATA 72 E76A>{D351:9} with Morse Code.

Here’s an interesting story of an Amateur O
<DATA 73 7695>{D351:10}p contacting an aircraft carrier:
https://www.eham.net/article/
<DATA 73 6E11>{D351:11}46413

Here’s information on flashing light CW protocols and a
<DATA 73 FE6B>{D351:12}n overview of Military signaling equipment:
http://www.jproc.ca
<DATA 37 38EB>{D351:13}/rrp/rrp2/visual_lights.html
<CNTL 10 762C>{D351:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D620>{D351:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:43Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

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

We begin with… W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex239.txt
<MISSING 10 4957>{D351}6 7
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex239.txt
<MISSING 15 A9F1>{D351}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex239.txt
<MISSING 9 D83E>{D351}10
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex239.txt
<MISSING 15 A9F1>{D351}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex239.txt
<MISSING 15 A9F1>{D351}CONFIRMED

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WB7EUX WB7EUX  < W7ZAP Tom pls relay whole file in MFSK64 (W/TxID)
Tnx  < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE WB7EUX

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 1BFD>{D351}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 6108>{D351}20220112014633:ex239.txt
<ID 17 4112>{D351}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 15 9BDA>{D351}796 13 64
<DATA 72 CC04>{D351:1}CW by Flashing Light

In the digital age, sending Morse Code b
<DATA 72 5F85>{D351:2}y signal light is uncommon, but it’s still in the mix of communi
<DATA 72 CCC9>{D351:3}cation modes for the US Navy. Flashing light CW usually runs aro
<DATA 72 B398>{D351:4}und 5-10wpm. Our eyes don’t decode CW nearly as well as our ears
<DATA 72 E5F6>{D351:5}. Both methods require learning and practice. CW @ 5-10wpm is ve
<DATA 72 EFF2>{D351:6}ry slow; you can count dit’s and dashes at that speed. CW by fla
<DATA 72 21C0>{D351:7}shing light should be easy for most Amateur Ops to master quickl
<DATA 72 CFEC>{D351:8}y. Every now and then we hear of threatening situations resolved
<DATA 72 E76A>{D351:9} with Morse Code.

Here’s an interesting story of an Amateur O
<DATA 73 7695>{D351:10}p contacting an aircraft carrier:
https://www.eham.net/article/
<DATA 73 6E11>{D351:11}46413

Here’s information on flashing light CW protocols and a
<DATA 73 FE6B>{D351:12}n overview of Military signaling equipment:
http://www.jproc.ca
<DATA 37 38EB>{D351:13}/rrp/rrp2/visual_lights.html
<CNTL 10 762C>{D351:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D620>{D351:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:48Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:48Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

Good catch Tom on the TxID… almost forgot it myself!
BK

Good catch on the TxID Tom
BK
W1EEP

DE W1EEP
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<MISSING 8 C303>{D351}6
DE W1EEP K

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KS6M

DE KS6M
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<MISSING 9 D83E>{D351}10
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7WSV W7WSV  < W7ZAP  Steve pls relay blocks 6, 10 in MFSK22 (w/TxID)
Tnx! < W7ZAP

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 EFF2>{D351:6}ry slow; you can count dit’s and dashes at that speed. CW by fla
<DATA 73 7695>{D351:10}p contacting an aircraft carrier:
https://www.eham.net/article/
<CNTL 10 762C>{D351:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D620>{D351:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
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<MISSING 8 C303>{D351}6
DE W1EEP K

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KS6M

DE KS6M
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<MISSING 15 A9F1>{D351}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:52Z MFSK-22 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 1BFD>{D351}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 EFF2>{D351:6}ry slow; you can count dit’s and dashes at that speed. CW by fla
<DATA 72 EFF2>{D351:6}ry slow; you can count dit’s and dashes at that speed. CW by fla
<CNTL 10 762C>{D351:EOF}
<CNTL 10 D620>{D351:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:53Z MFSK-22 @ 1500>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
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<MISSING 15 A9F1>{D351}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY  < W7ZAP All stns CONFIRMED. Tnx to Tom WB7EUX and Doug K7KY for the relays. Remember u can send a block2x by listing it twice… 6,6
BTN < W7ZAP

FB Mindy    the Ex went well.      Nice work all around.     You may wonder why Mindy asked Tom WB7EUX to send the whole file when only 3 blocks were outstanding.   We’re thinking of the Monitoring stations that often work these exercises silently and then CONFIRM or FILL them in the after-net Monitor’s Session…  BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:57:08p  03:57:08z
Late Ck-In?  < NCSn toe2Woeo j, I5rtec db !bduen

KB6NN Howard Eureka,Ca QNX

KB6NN < K7KY TU Howard
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
Tnx Howard, gud 2 c u   BK  anyone else?  < K7KY

The COMMENT ROUND i

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Gene W1EEP is up first < NCS

K7KY  DE W1EEP GREAT NET SORRY WAS A FEW MODE CHANGE DIDN’T WORK CORRECTEOTHER  THAT DIDN’T GO GOOD BUT IN THE END WE GOT IT.   23 DEGREES TONIGHT DAY’S ARE IN THE 40 73’S TO ALL  HAVE A GOOD NIGHT

FB Gene    Yes, sometime the exercise go a bit astray.. we’re all learning     hr @ NCS & out in the field   BK  Next 4
Comments is Tom WB7EUX  < NCS

NCS < WB7EUX – Seven hour power outage on Sunday left our potting shed and over wintered geraniums in jeopardy. I was just running an extension cord out the potting shed door to hookup to our 7kw generator when the power came back on. Our house was approaching the low 50s by then. I have a jury rigged way to hook up the furnace to generator power but I have never tested it. Luckily I didn’t have to. Been planning for years to have a switch over installed to pick up the critical circuits but haven’t gotten around to it.

All is well. 73 de WB7EUX

RR Tom   nothing like necessity to get these projects completed.. 7hr is a long time for some appliances too.    BK    Next 4 Comments is John KS6M  < NCS

NCS and the net < No comments from me this evening.
73! < KS6M

RR John     very nice to see the band didn’t drop u b4 the Exercise was over  as it’s been doing 4 weeks   BK  Next 4
Comments is Don KJ7VGV  < NCS

Weather improving not as cold but still cold for a daily walk. Been taking care of my S.O. had surgery on her foot. Full time job. Also been working on setting up a raspberry pi for use with ham radios. Another steep learning curve. 5 full days and not much progress but I haven’t thrown it out the window yet. As far as exercise tonight I was ready to fill blocks or send the whole file. Wahooo… but don’t always think I’m able

<2003L>KJ7VGV BTN

RR Don   our best wishes for early recovery 4 ur SO     and ur doing quite well…    this isn’t all as simple as it
appears   it only take a byte or so astray to cause lots of trouble…   BK  Steve W7WSV, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA <W7WSV
NCS  S3-5, 5-10 dB
Exercise:
THOR 50  S3, 5 dB  100%
Msg relay works better if I actually have the msg selected…got unchecked somehow-didn’t catch it til too late..sri.  Another good lesson.
Gene’s pre Net pic was +10 to 12 dB– great quality, both times. Nice to see some sigs improving here.  Even wider BW modes doing better.
Stay well.  73  <W7WSV

RR Steve tnx 4 the Report      it seems signals are better all around… ur doing very well and same for John KS6M in Oakland,CA. Both of you are hard for us to work when condx are fickle as they’ve been    BK  Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS*  < NCS

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

k7ky, -8db>0db, 100%, P3, FLM 100%
w7zap, 12db, 100%, FLA 100%
w1eep, 12db, 100%
wb7eux, 11db, 100%, FLA 100% RELAY
ks6m 1db, 100%
kj7vgv, 16db, 100%
w7wsv, –, nc

Did a lot of radio playing today.  Dabbled with ft8, then some js8call, and even some SSTV.  Worked 15m to 160m.  Poor old battery will never get fully charged after all the rain/storms   Yet station voltage is still at 13.12vdc so I won’t complain.  Even heard some beacons on 10M. The bands are in pretty darned good shape and I hope we are taking full advantage of it!

So far, condx better w/NCS tonight.  P3 on first image.  I even copied the roster.  Right now you just topped 15db!  Never ASSUME on HF

We had two sunny days and today was partly cloudy.  However, looks like more sun next few days.  I’ll try to temper myself and let the panels charge up the battery a bit!

There used to be a cute program that would send light signals in CW. It was a lot of fun.  It was a picture of a little ship, and you could copy cw on the keyboard.  Wonder if it is still around.  It might have been on a website.

I am willing to assist Don on his pi.  Send me a email Don!  I am loving my Rpi4.

Good to see all you people tonight!  Have a wonderful evening.
Be well and keep the peace.

73
Jaye ke6sls k

Jaye… ur as high as 40over9 & 21db!    I’m also doing better w/Steven KE7ZPG in McKinnlyville,CA tonite      good 2
c the band improving  BK   Mindy W7ZAP, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T04:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20221201041025
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20170512224719
<blankform>
:mg:958 35w 135ft doublet @ 145ft
W7ZAP copied the following stns:
W1EEP 100% KBD (S9 +15) pre-net images (P4,P5)
W7WXV 100% KBD (S9) tnx 4 pre-net tsunami bulletin
N4KBT 100% KBD (S4)
WB7EUX 100% KBD (S9+)
N7SDC 100% KBD (S8+)
KC7MAW 100% KBD (S8)
WB7TZD 100% KBD (S7)
KW6M 100% KBD (S9 +15)
KF7ZIY 100% KBD (S8)
KK6RJR 100% KBD (S5)
KA7ERV 100% KBD (S9+)
KS6M 100% KBD (S7)ck-in to (S9) for the exe
W6ADZ 100% VidID
KD0NBH 100% KBD (S2)
KJ7VGV 100% VidID
AE7LM 100% KBD (S9)
W7WSV 100% KBD (S3+)
KE7ZPG 100% KBD (S1)
KJ7BHK 100% KBD (S5+)
N2RSN 100% KBD (S9+)
KE6SLS 100% KBD (S8+)ck-in (S9 +20) comments
AE6LJ 100% KBD (S6)
KB6NN 100% KBD (S8+) ur QRP signal is doing very well

Band is not short & not long… somewhere in between and seems to be changing as the net progresses. Welcome back to Kyle N4KBT and Howard KB6NN. As always, good to see all on the WF. Tnx 4 taking time to work w/us tonight.

Stay safe & hope to see you agn soon.

73,
Mindy W7ZAP
[WRAP:chksum 4DDA][WRAP:end] … end

Comprehensive reception report, Mindy tu    BK

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

KE6SLS de KJ7VGV Oh yes I’ll contact you on winlink okay!

KE6SLS  go Jaye

TU Doug.   Just to RELAY.  Last week on the WDN, condx were rough, and NCS was under the weather.  He forgot to have you send comments.  By the time I sent him my ID, and noted the situation, we called you and you had \
already QRT.   Just wanted to let you know we finially figured out you were ommitted on comment round …   Told Steve I would relay info! Forgot to do that last night!  TU Doug. de ke6sls k

FB Jaye    I knew Steve had difficulty copying my traffic and thought he’d assumed I was out of contact… no problem   that brings Steve to mind and I’d like to remind the net that Steve contracted Covid and was feeling a bit rough for the WDN net on Thurs   Keep Steve in your thoughts and prayers..  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

All is well her.  Gannot hear other stations, so we must be in a pervece nvis sort of skip zone.    t73, and soon will be dinner, so I might drop off unexpectedly.   < KB6NN

KB6NN  < K7KY RR HOward     I’m copying you perfectly    can’t say how the net is doing w/you though   tnx for the Comments   BK
anyone else?  < K7KY

2022-01-11  20:20:02p  04:20:02z
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.
We can Fill other net traffic after Exercise files.
< K7KY/NCS

No business 4 the Monitor’s Session tonite.   Tnx 4 working w/us   cu next Tues
73 Doug K7KY

K6ETA  < K7KY
GE Steve  hw  u feeling tonite?  < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-01-12T04:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY < K6ETA 100% fine now… only lasted 3 days…. almost as easy as booster side effects for most folks. Anyway just a quick Howdy before u head off    <  K6ETA

RR Steve   gud u made the Roster…   I’ve heard it said that the current version of the Virus is not much worse than a bad cold and few people are actually dying   very good news    OK   take care, stay warm for awhile    BK   anyone else want to make the roster? < K7KY

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

FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

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60M - CH1
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