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ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/Jan/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 28
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__WB8HRO Tim Okemos,MI QNX
__W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Wow! Where to begin. It was an excellent net. Thanks to your preparation and focus, it ran like clockwork. A friendly reminder to newer Ops; we don’t transmit out of order or address another station w/o going thru NCS. It’s this discipline that keeps nets running smoothly w/o doubles. All transmissions go thru NCS.

While the band was long and strong, NVIS deteriorated early in the net. This effects all stations near to NCS and also drops those to our SE like John KS6M in Oakland,CA and Don KG7VGV who’s signal was not heard and was unable to check-in. Steve W7WSV is usually impacted by this condx, but not tonight.

We’d planed to use the Path Evaluation Macro this evening, but forgot. Changes to net operations are easy to plan, but we need a few sessions to revise and learn NCS routines. Our time available for ORCA is more limited today.

Changes to the weekly NBEMS Exercise are working well. The Basic NBEMS Exercise attracts more participants than the Advanced Exercise. Tonight, we had 11 participating stations. 8 is all we can manage for the Advanced Exercise and Traffic Round, but it looks like we can accommodate 12 stations for Basic Exercises and still wrap the net in reasonable time.

80m is beginning to look more like it’s usual winter condx. Stations in MO, OH, & MI did very well tonight. Hopefully, this trend will continue, enabling these distant station to participate in net operations. Tim WB0HRO in Okemos,MI was able to work the net for the first time tonight. Condx usually restrict him to Monitoring. Let’s hope 80m continues to improve for our distant colleagues.

Tom WB7EUX’s comments are interesting:
” NCS < WB7EUX – Doug’s digital technique for avoiding doubles was also replicated during NAVY MARS checkins using SSB. An operator would key the mic and speak “This is. . .”, unkey the mic, listen and, if no one else was speaking continue with keying the mic and speaking their call sign. Both are very effective techniques for streamlining a net.”

Using Pre-Tone on Phone nets might not have occurred to us, but it’s certainly intuitive and effective. Pre-Tone is probably the most significant factor in our digital networking protocols. Doubles are the bane of digital networks and usually lead to confusion, delay, and frustration. Digital nets were hard to manage before implementing Pre-Tone. Now, it’s routine for seasoned digital Ops. It’s the seasoned digital Ops that enable nets to run briskly and smoothly. It’s their knowledge of net protocols, discipline, and focus that create a harmonious net. Hats-Off to each of you; you really do make the net what it is.

We often hear, ‘Thank you for the net’, and we always appreciate. It also makes us think, ‘And, thank you for the net too’, because there would be no net w/o your support and participation. We’re only the Conductor; you are the Orchestra and w/o you there’s no music (-: Together, we’re advancing our skills and advancing Amateur Digital Networking.

80m doesn’t favor mid-USA stations during Summer, so we usually don’t log our mid-USA colleagues until Winter. It’s been awhile since we logged Rex WB8TGD in Dayton,OH. Welcome back, Rex. We also learned that Neil W0NRP of Lees Summit,MO is running a digital VHF training net in Kansas City,MO. Today, many of our members are leading VHF digital training nets. We anticipate the development of more HF digital nets in 2022. They’ll likely be lead by some of our ORCA colleagues.

Images from the the net. Some missed the closing test image. Maybe due to band condx or QRM:

AE6LJ Briceland, CA
K0KEX Smithville, MO
KC7MAW Port Orchard, WA
KD0NBH Kansas City, MO
KE7IN Underwood, WA
KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7BHK Vancouver, WA
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
N7SDC Rigby, ID
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

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

— Net Log —

DE W1EEP K

DE W1EEP K

DE W1EEP K

Test/Tune < WA7HHE

I hv W1EEP from the RX buffer BK

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

DE W1EEP K

DE W1EEP K

W1EEP < K7KY hw cpy Gene? < K7KYo:RRåRet

You are +10 S/n here but was not sure you copy me w1eep

I listed u b4 the first call… ur on the log (-: < K7KY irtn

<WA7HHE S/N +6 TP +13 DB

OK W1EEP THX DID NOT SEE THAT AT ALL.

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
Tnx 4 the report… maybe the band is better than predicted… BK

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

NCS < KK6RJR KK6RJR – QNX

KK6RJR < K7KY TU Richard
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX < NCSi¢v P¤otCqtet

< KJ7BHK, QNX

KJ7BHK < K7KY TU Brian
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX < NCSyGJvŽ Ie*I

KS6M

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

W7WXV – Carroll, QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR 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: <<2022-01-19T02:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7KY K7KY de WB8TDG Rex in Dayton Ohio checkin only nice signal in OHIO tomight WB8TDG WB8TDG kn

W7WXV < K7KY TU Carroll
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX

WB8TDG < K7KY TU Rex
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX < NCS

KE7IN QNX

KE7IN < K7KY TU Kevin
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX < NCS

DE KC7MAW

KC7MAW < K7KY GE Mike TU
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA < K7KY

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA

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

AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

NCS< W6DLW

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

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < K7KY GE Lamar TU
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA < K7KY

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
Next? < K7KY
NCS < RELAY:
W6DLW
< KS6M

RR John tu I’m fumbling a bit here BK

W6DLW < K7KY GE Dennis TU
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT < K7KY

QRZ? ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< K7KY/NCS siD:R =rttep |t
W7WSV

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

KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA 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
>¤m ( kt
Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ncs wa0tjt wa0tjt qnx

WA0TJT < K7KY TU Keith
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX < NCS

KR7KR

KR7KR < K7KY GE Ken TU
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT < K7KY

WB7EUX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX 13
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR

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

< KW6M KW6M QNX

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

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

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KD0NBH, QNX

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

KG7VVN < K7KY GE Bruno TU
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT < K7KY

KG7VVN < K7KY ICU Bruno FB
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID < NCS

VidID N7 in small font pse use large font tu < K7KY
Did anyone copy the N7 VIDID in small
font? we couldn’t read it tu < K7KY

<K7KY sorry will fix, also need to fix QNX on videoID N7SDC

N7SDC < K7KY TU Steve
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
I think u want QNX? < K7KY

QSL N7SDC

FB tnx Steve BK

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

K0KEX < K7KY TU Rick
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX < NCS

NCS DE KE6SLS KE6SLS
NVIS=0 K

KE6SLS < K7KY GE Jaye TU
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA < 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
Ñ:RfcP9 oein”
Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE WB7TZD Tom QNX

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

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX

2022-01-18 19:29:35p 03:29:35z
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

WB7EUX Tom, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu < NCS –
Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WB7EUX Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In here … < WB7EUX

NCS < WB7EUX NIL

RR Tom 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 20221901033511
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:760 ORCA DIGITAL NET 18/Jan/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 25
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB8TDG Rex Dayton,OH QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
KC7MAW Mike Port Orchard,WA
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WA0TJT Keith Kansas City,MO QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT VidID
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum F9EF][WRAP:end] … end

ORCA if the band isn’t better, it’s at least longer… we hve 3 stations in MO & 1 in OH tonite BK
ANNOUNCEMENTS

We’ll run another Basic NBEMS Exercise tonight. Next Tuesday, 25/Jan/22, we’ll run an Advanced NBEMS Exercise combining the Basic and Advanced Exercises and a Traffic Round. The Advanced NBEMS Exercise includes practice in many traffic-handling tasks based in the computer operating system. The Advanced NBEMS Exercise is more complex; it’s best learned by working silently a few times before working live. Monitoring stations can Fill or CONFIRM their Exercise files in the Monitor’s Session immediately after net.

Note that Basic and Advanced NBEMS Exercises both use brief/simple instructions. The Basid Exercise requires copying the Exercise file and reporting Fill-Blocks needed or file CONFIRMED to NCS.

The Advanced exercise also requires Reporting primary file Blocks-Needed or CONFIRMED to NCS BEFORE working the Advanced Exercise. It may involve the PC File Manager and Text Editor. Advance Exercise participants send their Advanced Exercise file to NCS in the Traffic Round. We only run a Traffic Round after an Advanced NBEMS Exercise to enable participants to CONFIRM their work. As a training net, we don’t process formal Traffic.

Soon, we hope to have a volunteer or two run the Basic NBEMS Exercise. We suggest two main categories of content. News of interest to Radio Ops and digital traffic-handling Tips and Tactics. To keep the Exercises short, we summarize content and provide a reference, ie: URL, publication, etc. We’re working on a webpage ‘How to’ for the Basic NBEMS Exercise. If you’re willing to give this a try, we’ll do our best to have you feeling comfortable before beginning.

Consider this: We’re at the forefront of Amateur Radio Digital Networking. Phone and CW nets have been around forever, but digital nets are relatively new. They are, by nature, more challenging to conduct than CW & Phone nets. Together, we’ve developed and refined a very efficient digital networking protocol. Our success rests on three pillars.

1) ARRL’s Directed Net Protocol
2) Pre-Tone protocol
3) Operator knowledge and discipline

Following ARRL’s Directed Net protocol exactly works perfectly for digital nets. NCS develops net operations based on ARRL’s Directed Net protocols. All transmissions go through NCS w/o exception.

Pre-Toning before transmitting is our main double-avoidance tactic. The original idea came from Ken K7IFG who first began using FLDIGI’s optional feature, Pre-Signal Tone. This configurable feature sends an automatic tone signal before signal content. It alerts others that you are about to transmit, avoiding some doubles. Because it’s automated, it can’t be stopped once activated. Others may know you intend to transmit, but you have no way to hold your transmission if the frequnecy is busy.

We abandoned the Pre-Signal Tone feature in favor of Pre-Toning manually with a tap of the TUNE button. When you start and stop the Tune signal, you can listen for signals before sending, avoiding even more signal collisions than possible with the Pre-Signal Tone feature. Sending Pre-Tone manually by TUNE button is the most efficient method for avoiding doubles.

The word ‘discipline’ has some negative connatations. It can imply correction of errors or a dressing-down. It also entails understanding and following procedures through personal knowledge and intent. Operator discipline is the catalyst that binds and focuses our nets; they’re consistently orderly and efficient. We get a lot of practice in a short time nearly every session. We work well together because we’re all on the same page. Our nets present a working example of efficient Amateur digital networking.

We always appreciate your participation and support. ORCA DIGITAL NET would not exist without you. Our practice is a teaching moment for others. Next is the weekly Basic NBEMS Exercise w/Mindy < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:44Z 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: <<2022-01-19T03:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:44Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 6A69>{CDFB}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 EFD8>{CDFB}20220119014044:ex240.txt
<ID 17 15AF>{CDFB}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 B347>{CDFB}267 5 64
<FILE 30 EFD8>{CDFB}20220119014044:ex240.txt
<ID 17 15AF>{CDFB}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 B347>{CDFB}267 5 64
<DATA 72 3903>{CDFB:1}Drag’n Drop Features in FLDIGI, FLMSG & FLAMP
Among FLDIGI’s ma
<DATA 72 7FC2>{CDFB:2}ny useful features is Drag’n Drop. DnD works in FLDIGI, FLMSG, &
<DATA 72 8469>{CDFB:3} FLAMP. It saves time, clicks, and keystrokes. Learn more about
<DATA 72 5057>{CDFB:4}Drag’n Drop here:
http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/tips-tact
<DATA 19 83CF>{CDFB:5}ics/#FLDIGI
<CNTL 10 4005>{CDFB:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E009>{CDFB:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:45Z 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 : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KS6M

NCS < No copy. < KS6M

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KC7MAW

DE KC7MAW
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE KC7MAW K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE W6DLW
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 10 5B7C>{CDFB}1 2
DE W7WSV K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

W1EEP W1EEP < W7ZAP Gene pls relay file in MFSK64 (W/TxID)
Tnx < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE W1EEP

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 6A69>{CDFB}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 EFD8>{CDFB}20220119014044:ex240.txt
<ID 17 15AF>{CDFB}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 B347>{CDFB}267 5 64
<DATA 72 3903>{CDFB:1}Drag’n Drop Features in FLDIGI, FLMSG & FLAMP
Among FLDIGI’s ma
<DATA 72 7FC2>{CDFB:2}ny useful features is Drag’n Drop. DnD works in FLDIGI, FLMSG, &
<DATA 72 8469>{CDFB:3} FLAMP. It saves time, clicks, and keysf3u b?dtut2e about
<DATA 72 5057>{CDFB:4}Drag’n Drop here:
http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/tips-tact
<DATA 19 83CF>{CDFB:5}ics/#FLDIGI
<CNTL 10 4005>{CDFB:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E009>{CDFB:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T03:52Z MFSK-64 @ 1500>>

KS6M

No copy. < KS6M

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RR who do u copy best?? < W7ZAP

NCS < Both of you. But in both cases
the Rirwtneample was clobbered, so I got nothing in FLAMP.
KS6M

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RR & tnx
BK
W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File cp ©5vh no c@SSING 8
DE W7WSV K

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ORCA DIGITAL NET DE W7ZAP

<PROG 18 6A69>{CDFB}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 EFD8>{CDFB}20220119014044:ex240.txt
<ID 17 15AF>{CDFB}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 B347>{CDFB}267 5 64
<FILE 30 EFD8>{CDFB}20220119014044:ex240.txt
<ID 17 15AF>{CDFB}W7ZAP SW/OR
<SIZE 14 B347>{CDFB}267 5 64
<DATA 72 3903>{CDFB:1}Drag’n Drop Features in FLDIGI, FLMSG & FLAMP
Among FLDIGI’s ma
<DATA 72 7FC2>{CDFB:2}ny useful features is Drag’n Drop. DnD works in FLDIGI, FLMSG, &
<DATA 72 8469>{CDFB:3} FLAMP. It saves time, clicks, and keystrokes. Learn more about
<DATA 72 5057>{CDFB:4}Drag’n Drop here:
http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/tips-tact
<DATA 19 83CF>{CDFB:5}ics/#FLDIGI
<CNTL 10 4005>{CDFB:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E009>{CDFB:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

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KS6M

DE KS6M
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE KS6M K

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W7WSV

DE W7WSV
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE W7W
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K7KY < W7ZAP All stns CONFIRMED. THOR50x1 confirmed by 9 stns! Wow! and MFSK by 2. Tnx to Gene W1EEP for the relay
BTN < W7ZAP

Tnx Mindy another odd evening where we expect a tough band and plan accordingly and then find out it’s
not a bad band at all… THOR 50×1 confirmed 9 of 11 Ops on a single pass. Outstanding! We’ve really refined our knowledge of dependable HF modes over the years.. BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:59:58p 03:59:58z
Late Ck-In? < NCStn

<WB8HRO Tim MI QNI QTC KE8CYC (flamp) K

NCS < WB8HRO Tim QRU K

W6ADZ QNX

WB8HRO < K7KY TU Tim
WB8HRO Tim Okemos,MI QNX < NCS

Neil Preston Lee’s Summit MO monitoring only (QNX?)
de w0nrp k

WB8HRO < K7KY Tim are u relaying KE8CYC ?? < K7KY

<WB8HRO K
RR Tim gud 2 c u BK

W0NRP < K7KY TU Neil
W0NRP Neil Lees Summit,MO QNX < NCS

Relay WB7EUX: W6ADZ QNX

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

WB7EUX RR Tom tnx 4 the relay BK pse stand by whille I fix the roster < K7KY

KE6SLS Go < K7KY

NCS de ke6sls, just noting that Tim wb8hro has tfc for other station (QTC) .

Tnx ke6sls k


trSrp¹eeeqj©xò 2ndRRR Jaye Tim said the other station was an error. He can recheck if I’ve made the error BK I won’t resend the Roster at this time as all additions are QNX BK any more ck-ins b4 we continue? < K7KY

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Can I send a flamp report?
K7KY <WB8HRO K

WB8HRO Go < K7KY

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DE WB8HRO
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE WB8HRO K

FB Tim u can also check files for Fills and have them CONFIRMED in the after-net Monitor’s Session every week. We run this session for those monitoring QNX TU BK

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

K7KY DE W1EEP GOOD BAND TONIGHT ALWAYS NICE TO SEE NEW PEOPLE LIKE WB8TDG REX CAME IN HERE AT 0 +2 GREAT PRINT 23 DEGREES CLEAR AND JUST COLD THX AND 73’S TO ALL

RR Gene tnx for the info about copying OH next time we’ll use u to relay to the eastern stations BK Next 4 Comments
is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, looking like the Utah State ARES through ARRL is making “Winlink” the states ECOMM platform. I’m suspecting NBEMS is too challenging for them. While Winlink and is definitely another Tool in the Tool box, I like NBEMS because it provides near instant Incident Situational Awareness through its ability to multicast to all stations at the same time. In my past Incident Management work Situational awareness was really pounded into us. For example if participating on a NBEMS net for a wildland fire and it was reported on the net that the fire had broken the fire-line with info indicating loved ones were in its path would that be a concern for you?
I might mention is my opinion that K6ETA integrates NBEMS and Winlink perfectly on the WDN. Winlink is a good P-P long haul message platform. Just my 2 cents. 73’s Brad

RR Brad tnx for your excellent perspective and comments. Winlink & NBEMS are natural partners. Unfortunately, UT is following the same course as OR has… OR has been enamored with Winlink for maybe 6-8yrs now and only just beginning to see the need for FLDIGI NBEMS.. GL with UT BK John KS6M, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

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

RR John the band is beginning to treat you a bit better BK Next 4 Comments is Mike KC7MAW < NCS

DE KC7MAW Thanks for net. Band cond pretty good tonight for me. Was able to hear most of the check in’s, even some of the Midwest stations. 40Meters was also doing quite well on my low hanging EFHW as well.
Everybody have a great week. 73 Mike BTN K

Thanks, Mike… good 2 hr 40m is also working well. It’s our backup band, but we seldom need it Cross my fingers BK

Next 4 Comments is Lamar AE6LJ < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

I Like Winlink because can email officals and they can email back.
K7KY <WB8HRO K

ein the fly. Wow!

AE6LJ < K7KY Lamar we’re having trouble copying you and ur were doubles agn pse < K7KY

Thanks, Jaye I don’t copy u either, but Mindy got a bit of it. BK Tnx Lamar, BK

Next 4 Comments is Dennis W6DLW < NCS

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ORCA NCS< K7KY/W7ZAP, great net tonight as conditions seem to be good. The RCARC is in the planning stages for Winter Field Day coming up at the end of the month. We are hoping the weather will continue to hold out as we are having high’s in the upper 40’s during the day and 15 to 20 at night. Not much more to pass on. Stay safe and 73 to everyone. W6DLW BTN

RR Dennis tnx 4 the reminder abt Winter Field Day I’ll try agn to work RCARC via CW or digital this year. BK Steve
W7WSV, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

ORCA <W7WSV
NCS S3-5, 2-11 dB
Exercise:
THOR 50 S4, -4 dB 67%
MFSK 64 S7, 9 dB on relay, 83%
MFSK 32 S4, 3 dB 100% fill
\ to marginal cpy on a few NW stns. Cpy OH, MI plus MO stns tonight. QSB on NCS, but still gud. Which mode did WB8HRO confirm Flamp on?
This is still the bebhei-r place to learn digital net operation I’ve found. Thanks again to Doug and Mindy. Stay well. 73 <W7WSV

Tnx Steve We’ll look back in the log to see which Mode confirmed Tim & email u.
Thanks for working with us. The band is improving for you lately. finally! BK Next 4 Comments is Ken KR7KR < NCS

ORCA Digital Net < KR7KR
Good band conditions tonight
Thor 50 x 1 is very fast when conditions are good
Making some headway on my noise problem
Thanks for the net
73 to all de KR7KR k

FB Ken gud 2 hr ur making progress w/noise ur signal is very solid hr in Brookings 10over9 right now good to have you back on a regular basis tu BK

Tom WB7EUX, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

NCS < WB7EUX – Doug’s digital technique for avoiding doubles was also replicated during NAVY MARS checkins using SSB. An operator would key the mic and speak “This is. . .”, unkey the mic, listen and, if no one else was speaking continue with keying the mic and speaking their call sign. Both are very effective techniques for streamlining a net.

Cold, foggy, and slippery in Joseph this week. All is well. 73 de WB7EUX

Well, that’s interesting. One good solution solves more than one issue. Thanks for the info. BK

Next 4 Comments is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

ORCA/NCS Doug/Mindy N ORCA Ops

Spent the day ice fishing on Panguitch Lake. I was able to outsmart 3 rainbows but met a couple of them that were higher on the brain scale than I was !? ;-)

Sig Rprt:

NCS -2, +15 db KBD 100% KBD FLMSG 100%
FLAMP Thor 50×1 (-4, 0 db) 100%

W1EEP -6, -1 db KBD 100%
WA7HHE -1, +7 db KBD 100%
KS6M -10, -5 db KBD 20%
KC7MAW -5, -3 db KBD 100%
AE6LJ -9, -6 db KBD 70-100%
W6DLW -11 db KBD 0-30 %
W7WSV -6, 0 db KBD 100%
KR7KR -1, + 4 db KBD 100%
WB7EUX 0, +13 db KBD 100%
KW6M -6 db KBD 100%
KD0NBH 0 db KBD 100%
N7SDC -8 db KBD 100%
K0KEX -5 db KBD 100%
KE6SLS -3, +8 db KBD 100%
WB7TZD KBD 100%
WB8HRO -1 db KBD 100%
W6ADZ 0 db KBD 100%

Stay Healthy. Stay Sane ! :-) 73 < KG7VVN

Yo, Bruno… Tnx for the solid reception report and an interesting fishing report too. I don’t think you can beat rainbow trout from a very cold lake or stream BK

Jaye KE6SLS, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

WA7HHE Brad, CAN YOU PLS RELAY THIS TO NCS. OUR PATH IS GONE. TU OM

ORCA DN DE A.R.S. KE6SLS, JaTee©Á, CA using 50w on the doublet.

k7ky, -8db, 95%, P1, FLM 95%,
wb7eux, 9db, 100%,
w7zap, -2db, tcêh
w1eep, 5db, 100%, FLA RELAY 100%,
wa7hhe, 6db, 100%,
ks6m, –a¢ Õio¥ 85%, nc end of net
kc7maw, 9db, 100%
ae6ljau-1e_c tS uco th eodl¨d b, 100%,
w7wsv, –, nc, -16dt”wa kr7kr, -10db, 100%,
kg7vv, 3db, 100%,
WB8HRO, -16, 100%
odnda
No too mucl sunshine today. Started with heavy marine layer (fog) then
had mostly cloudy skies alncnbF

Sad to report that the Sonoma/Mendocino net frequency has turned into
a phone dumping ground. Signals are coming from the east/southeast.
This activity had been moÅfnaeonXe6a’÷e ut 3840 but for reasons
unknown to me, some of the noise makera´ave moved up the band. I
hope NCS can find a new frequency fr hteteincy phone net. I’m
a fDk eo tEat we conduct such a wonderful neh
Phf3tt i tmta f insun our bands.

NCS copy came up for a while, almost 3db, but then fadaPagain. These
are perfect condx fjonfr NBEMS nets! I Aor ttu an†Cying on
my Rpi using the Utadµtòszteeeng how quickly thisteseuÙl ch|ge.
TU NCS :)

I saved tonight’s session so I can go back and re-read preamble.

¦eae»9csec8cFuzZay ation.

The COVID-19 numbers are out of control in Humboldt county! I don’t
know why, but VkQ PMO tNtse every precaution and keep
ourselves and our families safe.

Great to see you all on the loc eeih Stu nFell and keep the p’ce.

73

Jaye ke6sls

WA7HHE < K7KY Brad I hv most of Jayes TX so I don’t need relay tu BK FB Jaye I copied most too bad abt the Phone freq. I see this hot signals nearly every week. GL with getting them to knock back the pwr… BK

Next for Comments is Mindy W7ZAP < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T04:33Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA welcomes back Rex WB8TDG in Dayton,OH, Kevin KE7IN in Underwood,WA, Tim WB8HRO in Okemos,MI, and Neil W0NRP in Lee’s Summit,MO. Wow! DX is good tonight. We’ve been receiving stamped self addressed envelopes and will be mailing the ORCA decals tomorrow :-) If you’d like to receive an ORCA decal, send a self addressed stamped envelope to 17029 Ferry Creek Hgts, Brookings, OR 97415. The NBEMS exercise was interesting… we were not sure what to expect w/ the band tonight.

Sri, no signal reports tonight, I’m a bit tuckered out. Helping my mom move into my grandmother’s old house. Fortunately it’s a local move and she’s doing it slowly. Nice to be spending time at my grandmother’s house, it’s cute and has nice memories. Trying not to overdo it… slow and steady wins the race, right?? We moved items my Mom had stored of my grandmother’s. I ended up with a nice digital piano that was my grandfather’s. I’m learning to play by watching YouTube tutorial videos… kind of a fun distraction and encouraging to see progress day by day.

Great to see all on the WF. Thanks for taking the time to work w/us.
Stay safe & hope to CU on the WF again soon!

73,
Mindy W7ZAP

RR Mindy tu for your comments and ongoing work on this exciting net (-: BK as to Lamar AE6LJ’s question about the image exercise. In a nutshell, we forgot. There’s been a lot of work and activity at our place lately
and we’ve fallen a bit behind w/ORCA and changes to the net. We have now more than a dozen Ops with the image macro working and we plan to use if from time to time. If you have ideas about other exercise with image macros, let us know.
Oh,oh! my kbd froze for a moment and had to stop and restart.. are there any follow up comments or questions from the active Ops ?
< K7KY

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

K7KY NCS <
The only mode I get Flamp with is MFSK-32
Do not receive anything with THOR50x1 or MFSK-63
Don’t know why I am not getting the Flmsg.

Learning a lot here tnx
73s
de N7SDC

<N7SDC

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my first ORCA Net
<WB8HRO K

N7SDC < K7KY Steve this happens some modes seem to work in nearly all condx, but others are more fickle. Best I can say is just keep decoding and eventually, you’ll know one from the other well enough to pick the best one to try first. It takes awhile BK

WB8HRO Tim good 2 hv u back this winter. I hope the band will continue to support you. thanks for working the net from MI BK anyone else? < K7KY

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K7KY<W0NRP
Some signals very weak, others good into the Kansas City area.
K7KY -7, -3 dB; KBD 100%
KE6SLS -12 -9 dB KB 50%
W7ZAP -13, -12 Db kb 10% TO 30% in and out

Missed block 4 of ex240.txt. Came in late so don’t know if there were any others.

Thoughts on Winlink…..
Winlink is a vero good system for formal message traffic, but very cumbersome for inet management.
The biggest advantage of Winlink is that you do not have to be a ham to use it. This means that non-ham workers with ARC and other agencies can use it too, and hams in the blackout area can get formal traffic out to a gateway where it is injected onto the internet to reach its destination. It permits hams and non-hams in the agencies to work diredtly with one another.

That said, as I mentioned, running a net using Winlink is extremely clum,n. e7 our testing, traning and simulations in the Kansasy City area we have come to settle on using Winlink for formal message traffic, and either a packet radio terminal program such as UZ7HO’s EasyTerm or FLDIGI for net management. This keeps all net participants in the loop with much faster dissemination of net control info.

Just my 2 cents…. w0nrp

de w0nrp k

RR Steve seems like you guys have a good solution to using both methods I agree w/you Winlink has some
excellent features and so does FLDIGI they make a good team and we’re trying to get Oregon to use both, but they’re still married to Winlink here. Thanks for working ORCA from the great central US. I hope the band continues to support KS, MO, MI, OH, PA, etc… BK anyone else? < K7KY

N7SDC < K7KY Steve u can fill your Exercise file in a moment during the Monitors session directly after net BK Tim WB8HRO if u stick around a few minutes youi’ll see the Monitor’s Session where lurkers and monitors check and confirm their Exercise files BK

2022-01-18 20:49:16p 04:49:16z
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

N7SDC RR Steve ur first on the roster we’ll see who else is hr and I’ll be back to u BK anyone else? < K7KY

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DE w0nrp
File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 8 AB61>{CDFB}4
DE w0nrp K

W0NRP < K7KY Neil ur on the roster and I’ll be back when we have them all tu < K7KY
anyone else for the Monitors’s net? come now…. < K7KY

N7SDC < K7KY go Steve < K7KY

I thought the BP filter was set with the mode, and the mode for the flmsg and flamp followed the fldigi mode settings.

Steve if I understand correctly, FLDIGI will follow mode changes perfectly if you hv RxID active It doesn’t effect your filters. You have to set your filters depending on mode bandwidth. btu < K7KY

Where do I set the bandwidth in fldigi or is that only on the radio? Flamp follows the mode and I do receive MSFK-32 pretty well but the other modes does not come through. The Flmsg I get once in a while but not all the time

RR Filters are set on the radio, not FLDIGI. We change filters depending on mode bandwidth. It’s hard to say why one mode decodes well and not another, but many things effect the signal btwn you & I sometimes multipath messes with one mode more than others. BK

I think you and Neil W0NRP both need blk#4 so I’ll send it now and ask you in order for your reporrts hr come blk#4 BK
DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 5057>{CDFB:4}Drag’n Drop here:
http://orcadigitalnet.com/resources/tips-tact
<CNTL 10 4005>{CDFB:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E009>{CDFB:EOT}

DE K7KY K

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DE N7SDC
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 A408>{CDFB}PREAMBLE
DE N7SDC K

K7KY de N7SDC

N7SDC Stand by a moment BK

W0NRP Neil ur Report pse < K7KY

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File : ex240.txt
<MISSING 15 E7A3>{CDFB}CONFIRMED
DE w0nrp K

K7KY<W0NRP
No, I think we are all good here. I have dropped in before, but haven’t been able to participate regularly.

de w0nrp k

RR gud 2 have u aboard. I hope the band will permit you to work the net more regularly. Thanks for using the Monitor’s session cu next Tuesday 73 BK

N7SDC < K7KY Steve as you need the Preamble, u likely need more and I’ll send the whole file next < K7KY

I got the flamp during the regular session on MFSK-32, however I closed out flamp and had to reopen it for this session, sorry. Don’t know how to get the message back into flamp to report confirmmed.

N7SDC

OK now I understand. I don’t think you can bring it back and use it as we are now, but gud 2 know your already CONFIRMED it. Is there anything else b4 we close ? < K7KY

I will be on a ZOOM workshop with some of the other Ops, W7WXV who is very good at this. I’ll get him to help me with some of this bandwith stuff. for now I need to go QNX. tnx for your help and I’ll be back next week.

OK Steve it’s a wrap. Email us if you’d like to work on air of off w/us and email us if you want to be added to the email list we use to notify Ops the Net Report is published. Thanks for working with us cu next week 73 Doug K7KY

RR FB 73s N7SDC

Anything else 4 the ORCA Monitors Session? < K7KY

n after the
net de w0nrp k

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T05:12Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

question after the net

de w0nrp k

RR go w/question < K7KY
Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T05:13Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

you indicated that Oregon was wanting to use Winlink onlynVen(the Amateur / ARES organization only, or is it the agenc9s?

de w0nrp k

I’m not fully certain. Mostly OREGON officials I understand, but ARES & OR officials are not getting on so well these days and that effects other things like these modes. I’m not an ARES member any longer, so I’m a bit our of the politics loop regarding the State. They do seem to be taking an interest in FLDIGI and there’s some movement toward installing FLDIGI in all OEC in all counties, but I’ve not heard anything of it lately. BTW no need for pre tone and TxID when we’re working more like a QSO btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T05:17Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

I understand. Govt’s and agencies think their cellphones will work in a disaster. Some have satphones….. not sure if they will get overloaded. ARC and emergency mgmt agencies like Winlink because it works with Telnet and radio, and members don’t require a ham license. I run a VHF dig training net here in KC, and we found that running both works quite well. de w0nrp k

Gud 2 hr ur running a digital training net. I think they will become more and more important in the coming days. I hope we will eventually be training with FLDIGI & Winlink, but some things change very slowly. Meantime, we’re becoming profecient with FLDIGI suite of traffic-handling apps. We’re learning and practo odd kbd freeze agn. time to reboot I guess. anyway, we’re practicein with what we have and are ready to support civic agencies or other Amateur operations… btu < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-01-19T05:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

We have seen the shift away from Amateur radio, but we figure that when disaster strikes and their systems break down they will come back to us. So we practice and train.

Thanks for running the net. Hope to join you more often. Getting late here, and ready to pull the plug. Have a good evening and CUL…. 73….Neil de w0nrp k

W0NRP < K7KY RR Neil tnx for staying up late to work the net. Now my kbd has slowed down big time. Tnx agn hope the band will continue to support you and you’ll be able to work with us regularly. 73 4 now Doug K7KY

 

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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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