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ORCA DIGITAL NET 12apr16 check-in/rotation:

Check-ins: 9
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out
W6JHP Joe Sunnyvale,CA in&out
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
W0KCF Kevin Damascus,OR
N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA nt
K6WSJ Steve Venice,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Net report is late and thin this week. We’ve been preoccupied with neighborhood issues. Conditions are improving and we feel a little safer. Thanks for your interest and concern. I hope things will be back to near normal soon. We’re looking for the unexpected benefit that’s sometimes missed in the midst of conflict.

Although I logged Steve K6WSJ at check-in I left him off the Rotation list. If this happens to you, let me know. I want to send the revised list to the net. Everyone needs it. Sometimes I fall behind, especially at check-in. Mindy usually catches my misses. She also logged Steve, but didn’t notice I’d left him off the published list. Calling the net is helping me maintain focus and better manage simultaneous tasks. I’m still working on it. I think my typing is improving. I’m using a Linux typing program now and I’m beginning to see some progress. Slowing down a little has also helped.

Thanks for your participation in the net. And, thanks for your concern and suggestions.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

————— Net Log —————–

k7ky de ke6sls checking in.

KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye… RR hw u? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1486>>

K7KY de ke6sls

fb Doug. hungry, my dinner almost ready. gonna bring it in here at watch

the chk ins!

ur 599 btw. at 20 watts now.

de ke6sls k

U too Jaye.. good sig enjoy dinner cu soon.. < K7KY KW6JIM < K7KY RR tu Jim.. < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1489>>


Rgr, Dou ye .. I watfeondering if = ng to be able to hear you. Thinaµo been g>ettle rough lately!


KW6JIM < K7KY I do copy you Jim, but it’s a bit broken.. we hav a big noise level tonight… we’ll see how it goes <


We do. You are about 55 tonight. We’ll see how it goes! I am standing by.



Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1482>>

sri I doubled, in and out… KB6NN

KB6NN < K7KY RR Howard tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1485>>

rry Howard…


Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1483>>


Howard is curious about his sig strength to you..


t‰syKB6NN < K7KY go again Howard < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:25Z MFSK-32 @ 1483>>

Thanks for the report. QRP here. Monday night was told I was in the mud. So thanks if i can get a sig report from you

tonight… maybe monday was just condx. KB6NN

KB6NN < K7KY Howard S-8 -3db Very noisy band tonight cu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1487>>


Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1489>>

You just got a lot stronger Doug… It helps if you actually tune the antenner! Lalala…


KW6JIM < K7KY Jim ur now S-9 + 15 & 6db gud sig < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:28Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Imagine that! Hahaha… Good t know that I am getting there noe.


73 < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1482>>

k7ky de ke6sls j

KE6SLS go < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:30Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7KY de ke6sls

rg. if Don doesn’t show up, do u wish for me to relay the bullintine?

de ke6sls k

KE6SLS yes < K7KY checked in early

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

04/12/2016 19:31 PDT

04/12/2016 19:31 PDT

ALL ORCA Stand by a moment computer troubles.. < K7KY

04/12/2016 19:32 PDT

Welcome to the ORCA DIGITAL NET Doug K7KY NCS

Brookings, Oregon http://orcadigitalnet.com

ORCA meets every Tuesday @ 1930p on 3.5825+1500


ORCA is a DIRECTED net, dedicated to learning and developing

digital operating skills and practicing digital traffic handling.

The net connects digital Amateur Operators with common interest

in training, information-sharing, and mutual-aid. Visitors welcome.

New to ORCA? See the ‘Quick Start Guide’ @ orcadigitalnet.com

FLMSG/FLAMP & KEYBOARD stations check-in with your CALLSIGN

or print it on the waterfall. First time?: Include NAME & QTH.

Monitoring stations may check in&out with: ‘CALLSIGN IN&OUT’.

Monitors are not called during net.

After check-in, stand-by while NCS generates the rotation list.


NCS transmits test image

NCS transmits Rotation list

NCS transmits Announcements

NCS calls each station in order for traffic or keyboard *

Next, a round of copy reports, observations, and comments

(keyboard or BLANKFORM as you like)

Closing Announcement

* LOCK fldigi @ 1500, enable RxID, TxID.

Enable: CONFIGURE/ID/RsID ‘Retain tx freq lock’

Have FLAMP open. FLAMP traffic is followed with

a round of FLAMP REPORTs and one fill. < K7KY NCS


Send your CALLSIGN only or

print it either side of 1500wf.

Monitoring only?: send your



Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

W6JHP IN&OUT ( Joe in Sunnyvale, CA )

W6JHP < K7KY TU Joe ur In&out tonight tu any more checkins? < K7KY rftB oel@ ÏeMt


mtR rt o Rick in LA

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:37Z MFSK-32 @ 1497>>

K6WSJ – Steve in Venice CA – DM03sx

K6WSJ RR Steve BREAK we had a double and I have W0KCF and Rick I think N6IET < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

de N6IET No Traffic

ALL ORCA any more checkins? < K7KY hbE

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:39Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Relay N6IET was in and out.




onbPtTU Jim Rick un in&out ? or no traffic? < K7KY et

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

No traffic >N6IET

N6IET rr stand by for the rotation list < K7KY <STX>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>2.0.15


K7KY 20161304024202


K7KY 20160703235454


:mg:273 ORCA DIGITAL NET 12apr16 check-in/rotation:

KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA

KW6JIM Jim Eureka,CA

KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA in&out

W6JHP Joe Sunnyvale,CA in&out

W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR

W0KCF Kevin Damascus,OR

N6IET Rick Los Angeles,CA nt

K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum 8D7B][WRAP:end]

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Sending Pic:144×140; < K7KY

ORCA Announcements 12/apr/16

Read the Net Report/Log @: http://orcadigitalnet.com/reports/

Reports are posted to the website, usually by Wednesday. If you

want email notice of Report posting and other net events, send

send your address to: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

ALL ORCA Oops! I left something off the announcements… FYI: CW shorthand is welcome on the net. Saves time and


BREAK we begin traffic tonight with Jaye KE6SLS over to Jaye.. < K7KY L

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA de ke6sls

TU Doug. Great work .. Really enjoyed our club meeting last tuesday, but also really missed our digital net ops!

Had a GREAT dinner. First time ever, bought anCd cooked giant asparagus. Added a little salt and butter and sserved, yum!

WOW. Gonna do that again.

I have two peices of traffic. One is our usual message relay from Don wa6nbg since he is not here toight to xmit himself. Also one

additional peice of trf for all using FLamp. So without further adoo….

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn WA6NBG-15.213]<flmsg>


WA6NBG 20161204015606

ke6sls 20161304024739


WA6NBG 20161104235404


:to:24 Eureka Emergency VHF Net

:fm:10 Don WA6NBG

:d1:8 04/11/16

:t1:5 2334Z

:sb:45 Bulletins and Annoucements for April 11, 2016

:s1:23 Donald O. Nelson WA6NBG

:mg:553 Txpedition Sunday, April 17th at 1000L. North end of the south jetty. Bring any HF radios you want to operate with. All are


Humboldt EmComm meeting Thursday, April 21st Eureka downtown fire station at 1900L.

Events in May:

Avenue of the Giants Marathon, Sunday, May 1st.

Tour of the Unknown Coast, Saturday, May 7th.

Kenetic Sculpture Race, May 28,29,30.

Send any bulletins or announcements for the Eureka Emergency VHF Net to wa6nbg@yahoo.com or via Packet to WA6NBG @

W6ZZK-1 on 145.050 MHz.

This ends the digital message for April 11th.

[WRAP:chksum F33C][WRAP:end]

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Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

QST DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 101F>{360C}FLAMP 2.2.03

<FILE 35 6D3E>{360C}20160413012912:earthquake.txt

<ID 31 E51E>{360C}ke6sls Eureka, California

<SIZE 15 8400>{360C}684 6 128

<DESC 59 5AF0>{360C}SIMULATION–this is a drill exercise only–SIMULATION

<FILE 35 6D3E>{360C}20160413012912:earthquake.txt

<ID 31 E51E>{360C}ke6sls Eureka, California

<SIZE 15 8400>{360C}684 6 128

<DESC 59 5AF0>{360C}SIMULATION–this is a drill exercise only–SIMULATION

<DATA 136 9AF5>{360C:1}

SIMULATION–this is a drill exercise only–SIMULATION

Eureka California was struck by a large earthquake 25 minutes ago. We

<DATA 136 14A1>{360C:2}were able to hear waves crashing in some time later. Most of the homes around me are badly damaged

or destroyed. I need help f

<DATA 136 45DA>{360C:3}rom someone outside of the quake zone to relay messages via Email to my neighbors families.

Does anyone know how large the quak

<DATA 136 3F68>{360C:4}e was that struck us?

Does anyone know how many other towns are affected by this quake?

My station is solar powered and I have

<DATA 136 42C4>{360C:5}back-up reserves, but no other electricity, food or water at this time.

I have 5 email messages for emergency relay.


<DATA 52 0940>{360C:6}N–this is a drill exercise only–SIMULATION

<CNTL 10 69F0>{360C:EOF}

<CNTL 10 C9FC>{360C:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1494>>

okay that is my messages tonight Doug. Hope all was recv well.

u are between -5db to 9db here tonight, lots of qrn from nearby storms, but very good copy oon all stations including kb6nn.


btu Doug ORCA de ke6sls k


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ALL ORCA TU Jaye… we’ll use our usual REPORT routine tonight.. I’ll prompt you for the REPORT with your callsign only. If no

FLAMP send no flamp… BREAK KW6JIM

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>



We plan to be connecting with this net from our club meeting next month. (First Tuesday)

We will be doing a digital demo and will check in and pass traffic live for the club members to watch on the big screen.

I now have a flmsg to follow as well.




KW6JIM FB Jim That sound like a lot of fun… Do you have a FLAMP REPORT? if so send it now… tu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1497>>

I do not. FLsmp was not loaded. I will send my traffic followind the reports?

KW6JIM RR following the report round BREAK W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>


File : earthquake.txt




Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1501>>


Kevin Break N6IET

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

No copy – no flamp report >N6IET


tc fnfcnb tWK6WSJ DcÃ/eLg tR tn


No flamp report – signal no readable

BTU de K6WSJ k

K6WSJ TU Steve and sorry to leave you off the roster. We actually have it correct here and you’re on the log BREAK KE6SLS

Jaye I don’t think we need any fills. The one station running FLAMP copied perfect and otheres are haveing cpy troubles… BREAK

OK Jim KW6JIM ur up < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1497>>

… start

[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 5.213]<flmsg>2.0.12


:to:8 ORCA Net

:fm:6 KW6JIM

:d1:10 2016-04-12

:t1:5 1944L

:sb:18 QRP – Why it Works

:mg:270 ORCA Netters…

I stumbled across this video on youtube. I have learned a ton from the hams on youtube! Anyway, this is a great explanation of

QRP and why you can talk around the world while only using a few watts.


[WRAP:chksum 6C0A][WRAP:end]

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KW6JIM Tnx Jim.. I love QRP and Utube for Amateur stuff. Randy K7AGE just joined our club and moved to Gold Beach

He’s one othe original Utube Elmers and has tons of great videos for Amateurs… thx for the tip BREAK OK Mindy, Ur up <


Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>


No traffic from me tonight. Just here to say hi and will send sig report.

Hope all are doing well.


W0KCF Kevin ur next up… < K7KY W0KCF Kevin ur still cpy me? The band is getting a bit worse I think <

K7KY N6IET Rick I hope you still cpy me ur next < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>


Wow, Band conditions are horrible this evening. The K Index is at 5 due to a “Minor Geomagnetic Storm”.

I made a start at getting Ubuntu/Linux up on my MacBook, but haven’t actually installed it yet. I booted from disc,

and it seemed to work OK. So I’m on MacOS again tonight.

Not much else to report.

BTU Doug K7KY de N6IET k

N6IET FB Rick ur sig is solid here IF you get stuck with Linux you might just ask Jaye KE6SLS he certainly reduced the

time it would have taken Mindy & I to make the jump… we still have a way to go… BREAK Over To Steve K7WSJ < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T03:08Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>


Name: Steve Steve

Picture was much better than last week.

Thanks for correction

I had flamp running and did not copy kw6jim

Did get wrap message, but don’t have wrap in my bag of tricks just yet.

25 watts here in Venice, CA

Back to net.

K6WSJ Good sig Steve TU Well, we’ve come all the way around the traffic round and we can start the comment round

with Jaye KE6SLS over to Jaye.. < K7KY r8 eL fruA k0o

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1494>>

ORCA de ke6sls TU doug.

fb on all signals here. even with thee static bursts, still getting at least 95 to 100% of all stations. qro to 20 watts. Also, just

watched the qrp Jim relayed the URL to. FB on that. I didn’t learning anythiing since I was already savvy to the numbers. That is

why I still love running 5 watts on cw, and when I get the itch, I pull out the trusty hw8 and use 1.5 watts of pure brute power!

argggggghhhhH! hihih.

Doug, ur pic tonight was p4 here, the sttatic crunch put one extra line in it.

Okay, good net, short net but fun net. Will be fun working you from our net meeting local next month–should be a hoot!..

73 de ke6sls k

KE6SLS FB Jaye… I too look forward to the ARC connect to the net it sounds like fun… OK over to Jim KW6JIM < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T03:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>


I just lost my response list. So here is the short version. I received the photo nicely and traffic from all stations was clear.

I am really looking forward to the meeting next month. It will great fun for all.

73 to All.





KW6JIM TNX Jim BREAK I like to call the in&out stations when we hv time KB6NN Howard you still hr? < K7KY


Joe uf ur hr, ur welcome to comment < K7KY W7ZAP Mindy ur turn for comments < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1497>>

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn W7ZAP_report.b2s]<flmsg>


c 20161304031508


c 20161304031034



W7ZAP(35w) copied the following stations:


100% copy KBD, FLMSG, FLAMP

S9+10 s/n10db


100% copy KBD

S9+ 15

KB6NN in&out

100% copy KBD

S8 s/n-3db

W6JHP in&out

100% copy KBD


100% copy KBD


100% copy KBD

S9+10 s/n 11db

K6WSJ 25w

100% copy KBD

S9 s/n 9db


100% copy FLMSG, image, KBD

Interesting traffic tonight. Interesting earthquake simulation Jaye. And very cool Jim, doing digital during your meeting :-)

Will be sure to check out the qrp video. I love YouTube.


Mindy W7ZAP

[WRAP:chksum ED87][WRAP:end]

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W0KCF Kevin condx any better? ur up if u can hear.. < K7KY N6IET OK Rick up to u < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1503>>

de N6IET

I’m running 50 watts this evening from West Los Angeles. Band conditions are poor, to say the least!

Here are signal reports:

Doug K7KY is the strongest, as usual, averaging 0 dB s/n with 98% copy.

Jaye KE6SLS was barely discernable on the WF and was -12dB with 5% copy.


Howard KB6NN

Mindy W7ZAP -5 dB and 90% copy

Kevin W0KCF was averaging -6dB with 70% copy

Steve K6WSJ was a good 0dB with 100% copy here. We’re 5 miles apart.

OK, so I didnt catch Jim’s or Howard’s s/n. Sorry.

BTU Doug K7KY de N6IET k

N6IET TU Rick nice report break over to Steve K6WSJ < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2016-04-13T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>


Name: Steve Steve

k7ky 100% 0 db 59 Net Control

w6jhp IN & OUT 100% <-5db 59

n6iet 100% >+1db 59

k6wsj 100% >+1db 59

w0kfc 100% <-5db 59

kw6jim 90% -5db 59 sent

KE6SLS 5% <-5db 59 No copy -14 dB – signal seems to float. Needs more power?

wyzap >

kb6nn IN & OUT 100% >+1db 59

Not as neat as it could be…just attempting to keep up.

Back to net


idK6WSJ Tnx Steve great report… the after traffic reports are valuable to each member… they have really improved as we’ve

grown… That was the last station in rotation.

— Snip: non-radio content —–

ALL ORCA Anything further before we close? < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA DIGITAL NET

for: 04/12/2016 20:40 PDT

Thank’s for working with us tonight.

We appreciate your time and interest.

Hope to see you again next week.

73 < Doug K7KY NCS

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