12/JUL/22 Report

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ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/JUL/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 18
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
__AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX (20:00)
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX RELAY: KJ7VGV/P
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Band condx can be discouraging these days. Tonight, some stations had excellent path and others had none. We didn’t do well with stations in Utah & Idaho. The Rainbows Canyon ARC meeting in Cedar City,UT contributed to an unusually light Roster. Summer participation is always less than Winter. We look forward to shorter days when our Eastern members reconnect.

Hats-Off to Jack WA6CR in Novato,CA for completing an Advanced NBEMS Exercise on his 3rd Ck-In. He’s obviously familiar with digital operations and the NBEMS suite. It’s good to have him aboard.

We do less experimenting with Modes during NBEMS Exercises when band condx are this poor. When most Exercise participants need numerous blocks, we resend the entire file. In better condx, most stations need only a few blocks. Then, we ask a strong station to relay only blocks needed. Helping NCS Fill the file by Relay is useful practice.

Images from the net:

KB6NN Eureka, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KJ7VGV/P 120 miles N/E of Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT

Thanks for your participation and support. We hope to see you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log (W7ZAP forgot to save log b4 closing FLDIGI/Log is from K7KY) —

ORCA < W7ZAP
I have the following stn cked-in:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight
Traffic & Comment Rounds

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T01:47Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

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

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

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

DE KL7RI QNX K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T01:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
Solid copy on u John
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

KB6NN   QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T01:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KB6NN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
Strong QRP signal tonight! S6+
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T01:55Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight
Traffic & Comment Rounds

SEND on 1 line:
‘CALLSIGN’ only (Active)
‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (In&Out)
‘CALL NAME QTH QNX’ (1st Ck-In) < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T01:58Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

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

DE W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP < W7ZAP QSL Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:02Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
Solid S9+ signal Steve
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

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

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:07Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

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

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:10Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

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

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:13Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Rainbow Canyon ARC has their meeting tonight. I guess others are outside working or enjoying the WX.
Looks like a lite net.

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

NCS W1EEP PLEASE CHANGE ME TO QNX IT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD HERE THANKS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

W1EEP < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
RR Gene… tough band… tnx 4 ck-in
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

N7SDC  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:16Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

N7SDC < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
tnx for ck-in Steve
BK next?? < W7ZAP

< KJ7BHK QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:17Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KJ7BHK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Brian, tnx 4 ck-in
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX

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

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WA6CR < W7ZAP  TU Jack
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
Nice signal Jack
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:20Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

AE6LJ < W7ZAP  TU Lamar
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
GE Lamar
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:21Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA

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

KJ7VGV/P

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KJ7VGV/P < W7ZAP  TU Don
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV
solid signal Don
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

DE KE6SLS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:23Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KE6SLS < W7ZAP  TU Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
GE Jaye
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

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

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE WB7TZD QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:27Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
Good signal Tom & tnx 4 ck-in
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

< KK6RJR
Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Anyone copy that stn? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:30Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX

2022-07-12  19:30:11p 02:30:11z

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

Advanced NBEMS Exercise:
Have FLAMP open. Stay Focused, Exercise is brisk.
Monitors can work the Exercise silently and FILL
or CONFIRM in after-net Monitor’s Session.

Traffic Round: NCS calls FLAMP Exercise Stations
for practice traffic (Advanced Exercise files).
No Traffic? Send ‘QRU’.

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: <<2022-07-13T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

KJ7VGV/P < W7ZAP Don pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:33Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

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

WB7EUX QNX

W7ZAP de KJ7VGV have a possible relay  WB7EUX BTN

W7EAZ  QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

WB7EUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX RELAY: KJ7VGV/P
BK

W7EAZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
BK
Is there another stsn in there? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140;  < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20221307023736
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20221307001514
<blankform>
:mg:509 ORCA DIGITAL NET 12/JUL/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 15
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KJ7VGV/P Don NE of Reno,NV
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX RELAY: KJ7VGV/P
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum BF0F][WRAP:end] … end

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise and Traffic Round. Our Traffic Round is part of the Advanced Exercise. We don’t process formal Traffic except in emergencies.

You may have noticed the recent Basic Exercises were about preparedness. Being prepared becomes more important by the day. We’re in a period of systemic instability. Many important health, food, fuel, and material distribution systems are in disarray. It’s definitely a time to pay close attention to what’s happening in the world, country, community, and neighborhood.

When we think of preparedness, our radio stations and communication skills come immediately to mind. In our neighborhood, we’re the only radio station. Many of you will have similar circumstances. Our ability to communicate when the usual channels are down will be important for our neighbors. They will be inclined to network with us for support and security. Growing enough food to share in the hood will also strengthen our position in a neighborhood network. ORCA Ops are already a solid network of like minded individuals. We can extend our networking and communications skills with our neighbors. Better we prepare now instead of coming-from-behind in emergencies.

ORCA’s training format has changed significantly over the years. Initially, we were more hands-on with training. Today, we do very little actual teaching on-air during nets, but we do a lot more by email and telephone. It’s ORCA members that changed our training routines. Today, incoming Ops learn by observing how regular members work the net. It’s a natural and intuitive evolution we didn’t envision. We assumed we’d always be training during nets. ORCA is a collection of accomplished digital Operators/Elmers. Their weekly practice is a teaching event for incoming Ops. Newbies are more familiar with digital operations than before.

Our Protocols are simple and effective. We get a lot done without wasting time and bandwidth. We seldom have doubles or out-of-order transmissions. Incoming Ops learn by observation and emulation. Most ORCA Ops are happy to help newbies. Our learning environment works best for self-starters. Today, many incoming Ops contact us off-net with questions about net operations.

Western Digital Net News:  There’s a possibility that Steve K6ETA’s work schedule will change and he can resume the WDN/NCS role on Thursday evenings. Steve moved from Petaluma,CA to Mt Shasta,CA when his employer agreed he could work from home. Later, this agreement changed. Now, Steve has to be in the Bay Area on Thursday and Friday. Currently, four ORCA Ops NCS WDN. Steve suggests dropping QTCs from Ck-In and refining Preamble text. Please continue supporting WDN; Steve invested a lot of time and energy already. WDN may be an important net in the near future. We’d not like to see it shuttered.

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Over to Doug K7KY w/tonite’s NBEMS exercise < W7ZAP

This Advanced NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK500R (440wpm,500hz,80%,FEC). We’ll
fill  with MFSK64 (240wpm,1260hz,100%,FEC), & MFSK32 (630hz,120wpm,100%,FEC).
Check your Filters < K7KY QST DE K7KY

<PROG 18 E74C>{3ACD}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 30B5>{3ACD}20220712182204:ex265A.txt
<ID 16 73EE>{3ACD}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 5EB5>{3ACD}453 8 64
<FILE 31 30B5>{3ACD}20220712182204:ex265A.txt
<ID 16 73EE>{3ACD}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 5EB5>{3ACD}453 8 64
<DATA 72 C37C>{3ACD:1}
ADVANCED – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

I
<DATA 72 098A>{3ACD:2}magine you’ve received a field report you want to forward to I
<DATA 72 818F>{3ACD:3}ncident Command.
Scroll up in the RX buffer to Announcements and
<DATA 72 B324>{3ACD:4} copy the 1st sentence in the 1st
paragraph. Create a new file i
<DATA 72 323F>{3ACD:5}n your PC Text Editor named, ‘URCALL_ex265A.txt.
Paste in the co
<DATA 72 B412>{3ACD:6}pied sentence and Save.

In Traffic Round, send this file to NCS
<DATA 72 0D77>{3ACD:7} in FLAMP, or send QRU. Before sending,
change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’.
<DATA 13 6F60>{3ACD:8}    6
<CNTL 10 DBF5>{3ACD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7BF9>{3ACD:EOT}

DE K7KY K

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

We begin with … WA6CR

DE WA6CR
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 20 FE45>{3ACD}1 2 3 4 5 6 8
DE WA6CR K

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex265A.txt
<MISSING 16 6B82>{3ACD}1 2 3 4 5
DE AE6LJ K

KJ7VGV/P

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex265A.txt
<MISSING 22 1CA2>{3ACD}1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DE KJ7VGV K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex265A.txt
<MISSING 15 D6CC>{3ACD}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 E74C>{3ACD}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 30B5>{3ACD}20220712182204:ex265A.txt
<ID 16 73EE>{3ACD}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 5EB5>{3ACD}453 8 64
<FILE 31 30B5>{3ACD}20220712182204:ex265A.txt
<ID 16 73EE>{3ACD}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 5EB5>{3ACD}453 8 64
<DATA 72 C37C>{3ACD:1}
ADVANCED – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

I
<DATA 72 098A>{3ACD:2}magine you’ve received a field report you want to forward to I
<DATA 72 818F>{3ACD:3}ncident Command.
Scroll up in the RX buffer to Announcements and
<DATA 72 B324>{3ACD:4} copy the 1st sentence in the 1st
paragraph. Create a new file i
<DATA 72 323F>{3ACD:5}n your PC Text Editor named, ‘URCALL_ex265A.txt.
Paste in the co
<DATA 72 B412>{3ACD:6}pied sentence and Save.

In Traffic Round, send this file to NCS
<DATA 72 0D77>{3ACD:7} in FLAMP, or send QRU. Before sending,
change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’.
<DATA 13 6F60>{3ACD:8}    6
<CNTL 10 DBF5>{3ACD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7BF9>{3ACD:EOT}

DE K7KY K

WA6CR

WA6CR
File : ex265A.txt
<MISSING 15 D6CC>{3ACD}CONFIRMED
DE WA6CR K

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex265A.txt
<MISSING 15 D6CC>{3ACD}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

KJ7VGV/P

DE KJ7VGV
File : ex265A.txt
<MISSING 15 D6CC>{3ACD}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7VGV K

I thought the band would be much tougher tonite     even w/all Ops confirmed, we’lll send the 3rd pass in MFSK 32 4
the QNX & Lurking stations < K7KYORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 E74C>{3ACD}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 30B5>{3ACD}20220712182204:ex265A.txt
<ID 16 73EE>{3ACD}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 5EB5>{3ACD}453 8 64
<FILE 31 30B5>{3ACD}20220712182204:ex265A.txt
<ID 16 73EE>{3ACD}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 5EB5>{3ACD}453 8 64
<DATA 72 C37C>{3ACD:1}
ADVANCED – FLDIGI/PC-EDITOR/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

I
<DATA 72 098A>{3ACD:2}magine you’ve received a field report you want to forward to I
<DATA 72 818F>{3ACD:3}ncident Command.
Scroll up in the RX buffer to Announcements and
<DATA 72 B324>{3ACD:4} copy the 1st sentence in the 1st
paragraph. Create a new file i
<DATA 72 323F>{3ACD:5}n your PC Text Editor named, ‘URCALL_ex265A.txt.
Paste in the co
<DATA 72 B412>{3ACD:6}pied sentence and Save.

In Traffic Round, send this file to NCS
<DATA 72 0D77>{3ACD:7} in FLAMP, or send QRU. Before sending,
change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP’.
<DATA 13 6F60>{3ACD:8}    6
<CNTL 10 DBF5>{3ACD:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7BF9>{3ACD:EOT}

DE K7KY K

These Advanced Exercises have more tasks and take more time. We’ll go a bit slower here to give these Ops time to finish.  Alll Stations CONFIRMED  BTN < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Good mode selection Doug. Tough band condx… lots of static crashes + active geomagnetic storm.
Nice job Jack WA6CR… I think this is ur 1st exercise & an Advanced one to boot! We’ll give some extra time to complete the exercise for the traffic round… an extra challenge to be at the top of the roster.

PSK-500R: 1 stn
MFSK-64: 3 stns
MFSK-32: 0 stns

BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:53:07p  02:53:07z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

®dtt xpse try aga < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Need a relay.. < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Stn trying to ck-in.. wait until next round and we’ll look for u agn. Tnx
BKThe TRAFFIC round kicks off with Jack WA6CR < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE WA6CR

<PROG 18 FA0F>{EF66}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 7FE9>{EF66}20220713024856:WA6CR_ex265A.txt
<ID 16 1B52>{EF66}WA6CR Jack
<SIZE 14 3E1F>{EF66}169 3 64
<DATA 72 96C7>{EF66:1}Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise and Traffic Round. Ou
<DATA 72 A495>{EF66:2}r Traffic Round is part of the Advanced Exercise. We don’t
proc
<DATA 49 5853>{EF66:3}ess formal Traffic except in emergencies.
<CNTL 10 4AD4>{EF66:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EAD8>{EF66:EOT}

DE WA6CR K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE W7ZAP
File : WA6CR_ex265A.txt
<MISSING 15 2D5C>{EF66}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-13T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

Next 4 Traffic is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

u hZAP DE AE6LJ

<PROG 18 7350>{389A}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 8E2A>{389A}20220713025055:AE6LJ_ex265A.txt
<ID 30 4D69>{389A}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 13 0CD6>{389A}63 1 64
<DATA 71 0041>{389A:1}
Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise and Traffic Round.
<CNTL 10 07E9>{389A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A7E5>{389A:EOT}

DE AE6LJ K

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DE W7ZAP
File : AE6LJ_ex265A.txt
<MISSING 15 8426>{389A}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

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tR WRAP:fn KJ7VGV_ex265.txt]<flmsg>4.0.19

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fS7VGV/P 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP de KJ7VGV  sorry I started to tansmit the wrong file and whien I closed the fiel I lost it may be next time.s BTN

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No worries… these things happen

BK
Over to Jaye KE6SLS for traffic

w7zap DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 1EE0>{DB9D}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 38 CF06>{DB9D}20220713024927:ke6sls_ex265a.txt
<ID 23 F539>{DB9D}ke6sls Eureka! CA
<SIZE 14 EDD3>{DB9D}62 1 128
<DATA 70 695F>{DB9D:1}Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise and Traffic Round.

<CNTL 10 FB2D>{DB9D:EOF}
<CNTL 10 5B21>{DB9D:EOT}

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File : ke6sls_ex265a.txt
<MISSING 15 05E7>{DB9D}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

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ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:01:02p  03:01:02z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

AE6LJ Re-Check QNX pls

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AE6LJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
Tnx Lamar
BK
Any late ck-ins?? < W7ZAP

NCS < KK6R

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KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
just got you Richard… tnx for hanging in there!\
BK
Any other late ck-ins?? < W7ZAP

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The COMMENT round begins with Jack WA6CR < W7ZAP

thanks for hosting the net, had a brain fart with the activity and sent the first paragraph this is my 3rd time checking in and it seems like a great net

thanks de wa6cr

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Nice work on the Advanced exercise + being at the top of the roster… no easy task!
Glad to have you working w/us
BK
Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV/P  < NCS

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ERROR: CANNOT OPEN FILE
<0305Z> KJ7VG

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Okay… that’s how it goes some nites… good signal though!
BK

Over to Jaye KE6SLS 4 Comments < W7ZAP

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

w7zap, 19db, 100%, P3, flm 100%,
kj7vgv, 4db, 100%,
k7ky, 18db, 100%, fla 100%,
wa6cr, 6db, 100%, fla 100%,
ae6lj, 2db, 100%, fla 100%,

Last few days have been quite a challenge.  Helping my amazing buddy clear out his Mom’s house.  Made trips and loaded cloths and other things for local thrift stores.  Today, her obituary was published & quite beautiful.  Today he and his wife took some time away.  I’ll offer more help tomorrow.

Covid aftermath has really made itself known to me.  The exhaustion is overwhelming.  I seem to be able to go for a few hours then it hits with full force, there is no stopping it.  My body is also dealing with the aches and new pains as well.  I don’t know how long it will last but I sure am looking forward to feeling at least some new energy.

I’m trying to keep up on the radio end, but I have spent far less time last few weeks while coping.  Our digital nets are still my highlights of the week.  Have no idea how the high bands have been lately.

Tonight, I’m again using the comment.txt macro.  I save the bits that recur each week.  Actually helps having it set up

I would like to invite all stations to check into our Winlink Wednesday net with Matt, kn6cei!  Check out the site: humboldtwednesdaywinlink.net

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

73
de ke6sls k

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Ur S9 +15 tonight. Nice of you to help ur friends during their grief. Hope ur energy returns soon.
Tnx for the reminder about Winlink Wed.. I haven’t cked in for some time.
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments  < W7ZAP

ORCA < K7KY

Four Ops are keeping WDN alive. Jaye KE6SLS will NCS WDN this Thursday. If you’d like to run it next week, let us know and we’ll put you on the schedule. See our calendar on the website main page.  BTN < K7KY
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Tnx for that reminder Doug and tnx to the Ops that NCS WDN each week!
BK
Any ?s or comments from active stns?? < W7ZAP

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de KJ7VGV k

Today the high was 110 degrees. Got the second doublet fixed outside even though it was a hot today.
Need more testing to see the differences between the North-South doublet and the East-West doublet.
It does get hot in the desert this time of year. Life in the Great Basin desert.
Right now it’s down to 100. Also I tired checking in earlier but the sound card some how changed from Codec
to computer. So I had to do a complete reset with the computer and log in 5 minutes later. But it worked.

I will send the file at monitors portion lots of problems tonight don’t know hy

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Yikes! That’s hot to this coastal Op.
Nice work getting ur computer sorted.
BK
Anyone else w/comments or ?s < W7ZAP

KB6NN

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KB6NN  < W7ZAP Over to you < W7ZAP

Thanks Mindy.  My computer complied witht the TXID nicely.  copied the exercise on the second pass.  Nice to hear Jaye with an unbeatable signal.  You are copyable as well.  Good signals close in tonight .. 73
KB6NN

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Ur QRP signal is up from ck-in to S7+
Band is being good to you.
BK
Anyone else b4 we call for Monitoring stns? < W7ZAP

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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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KB6DK  < W7ZAP Is that correct or am I missing a letter? < W7ZAP

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KB6DKK < W7ZAP  TU Pedro
KB6DKK Pedro Valencia,CA
Got you that time Pedro… good to CU on the WF again. Any comments b4 we close? BTU < W7ZAP

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Any other late ck-ins or comments b4 we close and go to the Monitor’s Session? < W7ZAP

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2019L – 0319Z
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.
We can Fill other net traffic after Exercise files.
< W7ZAP/NCS

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W7ZAP de KJ7VGV

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KJ7VGV  < W7ZAP I’ll get back to u Don
BK
Anyone else for the monitor’s session? < W7ZAP

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Did someone VidID? Agn pse < W7ZAP

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RR Howard 73
BK
Anyone else want to ck-in to the monitor’s session? < W7ZAP

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KJ7VGV  < W7ZAP Ur up Don < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 A02D>{77EF}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 AEFF>{77EF}20220713024755:KJ7VGV_ex265A.txt
<ID 22 6D19>{77EF}KJ7VGV  Reno, NV
<SIZE 14 45D9>{77EF}505 8 64
<DATA 72 4992>{77EF:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAHFXQAAAAQABRFIc2dYaDmAXYSPK1xgaM1KTYTpGIPto
<DATA 72 58CE>{77EF:2}1Vr02E6XaXR27aDBJFLTFNi6wmVmOri7JIpyxyiuvwe1CxzxBjudg05w04aWbcod
<DATA 72 2638>{77EF:3}Dild0JbxQm4Iitpd9tm+B9tfXPBeXaTkvCNGJeK6t+XOah30u/SCnaguQ+xkAfaq
<DATA 72 6E7E>{77EF:4}u3i9X6chM4I0rEndodB3IFPIgASMuYrfaVppSL+OvjWrkm1d3h5FFTVH0zDfCEwK
<DATA 72 4E92>{77EF:5}gdPv1zQ/m1yXNOK3lUQX+bR3Q8ZRZC18CPN+j21hMOUW4VU+gJ6YodF63hNdJEP+
<DATA 72 B3B4>{77EF:6}lEMHwocH3v5R82gMnf53MP5fAOFuUh7Jbp+diS2AcBrFjy+V/krWgwveD0NOPgMd
<DATA 72 B319>{77EF:7}uOsHnrAxcmZtfN5Y69maK9TPJxsnE/DQlGUmnT6329XUDbQZS3lRmeKRgyERNRcG
<DATA 65 448C>{77EF:8}sSlRbzdX8g+pi/WH1T8xJfmGuMADs0zmnqFjeBruiP47ngW
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 F727>{77EF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 572B>{77EF:EOT}

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DE W7ZAP
File : KJ7VGV_ex265A.txt
<MISSING 15 547C>{77EF}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

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KJ7VGV  < W7ZAP How many miles N/E are you from Reno? < W7ZAP

de KJ7VGV  120 miles  and I think I still sent the wrong file after losing my file it was suppose to be a simple txt file. this old lap top is not the MAC at home sorry for the goof up btn

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No problem… hard to swich laptops… we all have issues to sort out when having more than 1 stn.
I’ll try and get ur location in correct or close area on the map 4 the net report. It’s a guess, but we’ll do our best!
Anything else? < W7ZAP

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Any other stations want to send a file or get a fill? < W7ZAP

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c±dv in late  need no files thanks

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K7DV < W7ZAP  TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
Good to CU on the WF Dave.
Tnx for ck-in and ur signal is easy to copy tonight… had a difficult time w/ UT and ID stns tonight
BK
Any other late ck-ins or stns wanting to send file or need a fill? < W7ZAP

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Last call for ORCA Monitor’s Session
Get blockes filled or TX ur exercise
Late ck-in? < W7ZAP

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22/NOV/22 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 22/NOV/22 Check-In/Rotation Check-Ins: 26 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR __KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX __KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver,WA QNX __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX __KG7IUG Lloyd Lincoln,MT QNX __KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX __W6CTT [...]

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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
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
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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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9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
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WRMI Florida
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