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ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/APR/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
__KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
__KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
__K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX RELAY: N2RSN
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Ck-In was lighter than usual tonight with 24 stations on the Log. Ck-in went smoothly with 92% using ORCA Ck-In Protocol. We’re very close to 100% of regulars using ORCA Protocol. Even with 8 stations in the NBEMS Exercise we wrapped the net in 48min. We’re really pleased with our time-saving results. Early last year, our nets were running up to 1.5hr and we began looking for ways to reduce net time without sacrificing content. Many ORCA Ops still work regular hours and some are 1 & 2 time zones away. We try to pack as much useful practice into an hour as we can.

We’ve compressed the net by paying attention to each net event with an eye to trim out unnecessary activity. We’ve been saving time everywhere we can. The Monitor’s Session was a big help in shortening the net. Now, incoming stations can learn the NBEMS Exercises as Monitor’s and check their work directly after the main net.

Our recent focus on Ck-In Protocol is part of refining net operations to save time. Ck-In is our most intense net-event; we’ve minimized Ck-In Protocol to save time. Thanks for following Protocols and keeping communications brief and concise.

Eight stations signed up for the Basic NBEMS Exercise and all but one CONFIRMED. Here at NCS, the Exercise was anything but typical. Doug’s station choked mid-Exercise. Mindy was prepared and quickly took over. When we practice before each session, we configure our stations exactly the same so we can switch positions seamlessly at any point in the net. It’s the first time we had to switch mid-Exercise. Regular practice is well worth the effort!

The change from 3 Basic and 1-2 Advanced Exercise per month to 2 Basics and 2-3 Advanced Exercises should work better for New and Veteran ORCA Ops. For those already use to working Advanced NBEMS Exercises every session, three Basics per month is way too Easy. Actually, the veterans usually make the Advanced Exercises look easy.

We’re still on course for ORCA members to conduct some of the Basic NBEMS Exercises. Sorting out the instructions has taken more time. While the Exercise isn’t difficult to conduct, getting the instructions clear and concise is more challenging. The Exercise is conducted by Macros. Normally, there’s no need to type. Stations CONFIRMED or needing Fills are logged w/pencil & paper.

Best 2 images copied in the Comment Round:

AE6LJ Redway, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
K0KEX Smithville, MO
WA7HHE Cedar City, UT WB7EUX Joseph, OR
KB6NN Eureka, CA
AE6LJ Redway, CA KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KD0NBH Kansas City, MO
WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
AE6LJ Redway, CA WB7EUX Joseph, OR
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA WB7EUX Joseph, OR
KS6M Oakland, CA
AE6LJ Redway, CA KE6SLS Eureka, CA
N7SDC Rigby, ID
W7ZAP Brookings, OR
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W6DLW Cedar City, UT WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
K7HDX Cedar City, UT WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
W6DLW Cedar City, UT WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
WA7HHE Cedar City, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT W7ZAP Brookings, OR
WB7EUX Joseph, OR
AE6LJ Redway, CA KE6SLS Eureka, CA

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

— Net Log —

KD7CL   QNX

I have the following stn:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

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

W6DLW  < W7ZAP Dennis was that u?? I copied DLW… but that was all… band is not good while in daylight. BTU < W7ZAP

Can someone relay the last for me? < W7ZAP

WA7HHE Relay, copies W6DLW

WA7HHE  < W7ZAP TU Brad… is Dennis active or QNX? BTU < W7ZAP

I didn’t copy the last TX. Sri… might try again as darkness falls
BK
Or someone might be able to relay?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

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

WA7HHE

WA7HHE < W7ZAP  TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
Brad is Dennis active or QNX tonight? < W7ZAP

W6DLW

W6DLW < W7ZAP QSL Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
Goy u that time Dennis

BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

DE KL7RI KL7RI QNX QNX  K

DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

KL7RI < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
BK

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

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

W6DLW

W6DLW  < W7ZAP I hv u logged in Dennis
TU
BK Next?? < W7ZAP

W7ZAP DE KE7ZPG KE7ZPG KE7ZPG QNX

KE7ZPG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

W6DlW

W6DLW W6DLW  < W7ZAP I hv u on the roster Dennis
BK
WA7HHE WA7HHE  < W7ZAP Brad pls relay to Dennis that I hv him logged in.
TU < W7ZAP

< WA7HHE ADVISED BY TWO METERS

WA7HHE  < W7ZAP Tnx Brad…
We’ll need to change him to QNX if the band doesn’t pick up b4 the exercise… we’ll figure it out as we go
BK
QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KA7ERV QNX

KA7ERV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
BK nexxt 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX

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

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP QSL Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

W7EAZ QNX

W7EAZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
BK next ? < W7ZAP QRZ?

ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

KB6NN   QNX

KB6NN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

op:  Earl
qth: Boise
loc:

de N7OOS k

N7OOS < W7ZAP  TU Earl
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID
Thanks for checking in, Earl  Pse review ‘Ck-In/Out’
@: orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/ and use our Ck-In
Protocol. TU  BK
Next 4 Early Ck-In?  < W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

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

K7HDX

K7HDX < W7ZAP QSL Ron
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

KD0NBH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
Surprided the vidid made it that far in these condx!
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Basic NBEMS Exercise Tonight
No Traffic Round/Comment Round Only

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

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < W7ZAP QSL Lamar
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

KE6SLS

KE6SLS < W7ZAP QSL Jaye
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

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

KD0NBH, QNX

KD0NBH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
Got you on the roster John when u checked in via vidID too…
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP
WA7HHE WA7HHE  < W7ZAP Brad can you relay to KD0NBH John that I hv him checked in?
Tnx < W7ZAP

< WA7HHE John NCS hasa you relayed in copy?

wa7hhe no response

WA7HHE  < W7ZAP Tnx for trying
BK
Next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7DV Dave

K7DV  < W7ZAP  ARe u planning to work the exercise? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

Yes If I copy a bit tpugh thanlks de K7dv

K7DV < W7ZAP  TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
RR
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

N2RSN QNX

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
BK there was another stn… agn pse < W7ZAP

W7WSV   QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:24Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
Copy u 100%
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

N2RSN  RELAY  K8MPW QNX

K8MPW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX RELAY: N2RSN
Thx David
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
Tough copy 4 me, but Doug has u 100%
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX RELAY: N2RSN
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2022-04-19  19:30:02p 02:30:02z

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

Basic NBEMS 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
< W7ZAP/NCS

k7mee QNX

K7MEE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX

Thanks for checking in, Mark  Pse review ‘Ck-In/Out’
@: orcadigitalnet.com/quick-start/ and use our Ck-In
Protocol. TU  BK
Next 4 Early Ck-In?  < W7ZAP/NCS

AE6LJ < W7ZAP Lamar pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:34Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

AE6LJ Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-ins
Not copying NCS? Ck-in here…  < AE6LJ

NCS < AE6LJ Nil here. BTU < AE6LJ

Tnx Lamar BK

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140;  < W7ZAPtR snl

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20222004023541
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20222004000758
<blankform>
:mg:778 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/APR/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX RELAY: N2RSN
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 130A][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we’ll run the last Basic NBEMS Exercise for April. No Traffic Round. Next Month, we’ll revise the ratio between Basic and Advanced Exercises. The first two Tuesdays will have Basic NBEMS Exercises, the remaining 2-3 Tuesdays will have Advanced Exercixes. This will better balance Basic and Advanced Exercises.

Macros are also on tonight’s Agenda. For the Comment Round, please combine your Path Evaluation Macro and Comment Macro in a single transmission. The <VER Tag in your Path Evaluation Macro should be replaced with the Zulu Time Stamp Tag. We sent this Tag in last weeks Net Report. We can’t send it here. It confuses the Macro parser. The Time Stamp will enable us to match your images to the log.

Again tonight, please email the two best images you receive in the Comment Round. This experiment is helping us learn which stations are best heard by the net. This info helps choose the best Relay station.

Here’s an ongoing Macro task. If you don’t already Ck-In by Macro, please begin using our Macro or yours for Ck-In. ORCA Ck-In Macros are available here: http://orcadigitalnet.com/macros/. The ORCA Ck-In Macros set 4 Net Protocols for you automatically with a single Mouse click. Your Ck-In string will be correct and FLDIGI will be LOCKED @ 1500hz. We’ll begin asking incoming stations to use our Ck-In Macros soon after joining the net. For assistance with Macros, email: ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

Implementing ORCA Ck-In Protocol is the first digital-net task for incoming Ops.  Checking in correctly is more important than how you send it, Keyboard or Macro. New stations usually master our simple Ck-In Protocol in a few sessions.

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

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:40Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

This Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK500R (440wpm,500hz,80%,FEC).
We’ll fill with THOR50x1 (176wpm,900hz,FEC), & MFSK-32 (630hz,
120wpm,100%,FEC).  Check your Filters < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:41Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
‘c| nki bk!6a ôr mamC lhl (žq
Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:41Z PSK-500R @ 1499>>
i4pgohÆP‹ —eeihob0~bet7totw eéoowORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 A2AC>{33DF}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 117F>{33DF}20220418203030:ex253.txt
<ID 16 816E>{33DF}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 42A8>{33DF}622 10 64
<FILE 30 117F>{33DF}20220418203030:ex253.txt
<ID 16 816E>{33DF}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 42A8>{33DF}622 10 64
<DATA 72 7A81>{33DF:1}
Sending Files w/FLAMP & Macro

You can add files to FLAMP wi
<DATA 72 1925>{33DF:2}th the ‘ADD’ button, or ‘Drag’n Drop’. Once loaded, the file is
<DATA 72 9D59>{33DF:3}poised to transmit. If you now Edit/Save the file, FLAMP will no
<DATA 72 991B>{33DF:4}t include the edit. When you ‘ADD’ a file, FLAMP retrieves it fr
<DATA 72 DD3A>{33DF:5}om your HD and stores it in RAM. If you now Edit/Save the file,
<DATA 72 7B71>{33DF:6}you must ‘REMOVE’ the original from FLAMP and ‘ADD’ or ‘Drag’n D
<DATA 72 7D32>{33DF:7}rop’ it again. Otherwise, FLAMP will transmit the previous versi
<DATA 72 CB09>{33DF:8}on.

This is not the case when sending files by Macro with the
<DATA 72 F73D>{33DF:9} <FILE> TAG. <FILE> retrieves files directly from the HD, so it’
<DATA 55 0070>{33DF:10}s always the latest Saved version. < Doug K7KY
<CNTL 10 0404>{33DF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A408>{33DF:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:41Z PSK-500R @ 1493>>

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

We begin with WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 10 6B7F>{33DF}2 5
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE W6DLW
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 23 64CE>{33DF}1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

WB7EUX

No copy de WB7EUX

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

N7OOS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex253.txt
<MISSING 15 D78A>{33DF}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex253.txt
<MISSING 15 D78A>{33DF}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7DV


DE K7DV
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 4D49>{33DF}PREAMBLE
DE K7DV K

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:45Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:45Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 A2AC>{33DF}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 117F>{33DF}20220418203030:ex253.txt
<ID 16 816E>{33DF}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 42A8>{33DF}622 10 64
<FILE 30 117F>{33DF}20220418203030:ex253.txt
<ID 16 816E>{33DF}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 42A8>{33DF}622 10 64
<DATA 72 7A81>{33DF:1}
Sending Files w/FLAMP & Macro

You can add files to FLAMP wi
<DATA 72 1925>{33DF:2}th the ‘ADD’ button, or ‘Drag’n Drop’. Once loaded, the file is
<DATA 72 9D59>{33DF:3}poised to transmit. If you now Edit/Save the file, FLAMP will no
<DATA 72 991B>{33DF:4}t include the edit. When you ‘ADD’ a file, FLAMP retrieves it fr
<DATA 72 DD3A>{33DF:5}om your HD and stores it in RAM. If you now Edit/Save the file,

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE W7ZAP BK

DE W7ZAP

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 A2AC>{33DF}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 117F>{33DF}20220418203030:ex253.txt
<ID 16 816E>{33DF}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 42A8>{33DF}622 10 64
<DATA 72 7A81>{33DF:1}
Sending Files w/FLAMP & Macro

You can add files to FLAMP wi
<DATA 72 1925>{33DF:2}th the ‘ADD’ button, or ‘Drag’n Drop’. Once loaded, the file is
<DATA 72 9D59>{33DF:3}poised to transmit. If you now Edit/Save the file, FLAMP will no
<DATA 72 991B>{33DF:4}t include the edit. When you ‘ADD’ a file, FLAMP retrieves it fr
<DATA 72 DD3A>{33DF:5}om your HD and stores it in RAM. If you now Edit/Save the file,
<DATA 72 7B71>{33DF:6}you must ‘REMOVE’ the original from FLAMP and ‘ADD’ or ‘Drag’n D
<DATA 72 7D32>{33DF:7}rop’ it again. Otherwise, FLAMP will transmit the previous versi
<DATA 72 CB09>{33DF:8}on.

This is not the case when sending files by Macro with the
<DATA 72 F73D>{33DF:9} <FILE> TAG. <FILE> retrieves files directly from the HD, so it’
<DATA 55 0070>{33DF:10}s always the latest Saved version. < Doug K7KY
<CNTL 10 0404>{33DF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A408>{33DF:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

WA7HHEE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex253.txt
<MISSING 15 D78A>{33DF}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE W6DLW
File : ex253.txt
<MISSING 15 D78A>{33DF}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex253.txt
<MISSING 15 D78A>{33DF}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

N7OOS

DE K7HDX
File : ex253.txt
<MISSING 15 D78A>{33DF}CONFIRMED
DE K7HDX K

K7DV

DE K7DV
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 16 0906>{33DF}1 2 3 4 8
DE K7DV K

WA7HHE  < W7ZAP Brad pls relay whole file in this mode
Tnx < W7ZAP

DE WA7HHE

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 A2AC>{33DF}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 117F>{33DF}20220418203030:ex253.txt
<ID 16 816E>{33DF}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 42A8>{33DF}622 10 64
<DATA 72 7A81>{33DF:1}
Sending Files w/FLAMP & Macro

You can add files to FLAMP wi
<DATA 72 1925>{33DF:2}th the ‘ADD’ button, or ‘Drag’n Drop’. Once loaded, the file is
<DATA 72 9D59>{33DF:3}poised to transmit. If you now Edit/Save the file, FLAMP will no
<DATA 72 991B>{33DF:4}t include the edit. When you ‘ADD’ a file, FLAMP retrieves it fr
<DATA 72 DD3A>{33DF:5}om your HD and stores it in RAM. If you now Edit/Save the file,
<DATA 72 7B71>{33DF:6}you must ‘REMOVE’ the original from FLAMP and ‘ADD’ or ‘Drag’n D
<DATA 72 7D32>{33DF:7}rop’ it again. Otherwise, FLAMP will transmit the previous versi
<DATA 72 CB09>{33DF:8}on.

This is not the case when sending files by Macro with the
<DATA 72 F73D>{33DF:9} <FILE> TAG. <FILE> retrieves files directly from the HD, so it’
<DATA 55 0070>{33DF:10}s always the latest Saved version. < Doug K7KY
<CNTL 10 0404>{33DF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A408>{33DF:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

DE K7DV
File : ex253.txt
<MISSING 15 D78A>{33DF}CONFIRMED
DE K7DV K

Doug’s not sure what’s up with his stn. Tnx to Brad WA7HHE for the relay.

BTW: When you see a report like the following:
DE WA7HHE
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 10 6B7F>{33DF}2 5
DE WA7HHE K

You automatically know that you need to send block ‘0’ and blocks 2,5… Unassigned means they’re missing the PREAMBLE(block ‘0’)

PSK-500R: 2 CONFIRMED
THOR 50×1: 4 CONFIRMED
MFSK-32: 1 CONFIRMED

BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
19:56:51p  02:56:51z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

The COMMENT round begins with Brad WA7HHE < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA < WA7HHE 02:58:07z>
Sending Pic:140×140;
Comments:ORCA < WA7HHE, GE to the net, thought I’d share an email W6DLW sent out today for our upcoming CERT meeting Thursday.  CERT notice is as follows:
Please see message below from Terry Meissner, Iron County CERT Coordinator. Might mention the presenters speciality in the AirForce was dealing with dirty bombs.  “I will be presenting a short briefing (60 minutes) on Surviving a Radiological or Nuclear event at the Thursday CERT meeting”    I will be bringing sealed sources if any of your folks have Rad meters they want to function check.”  < WA7HHE

Nice work Brad on the macro + Relays tonight. I wonder if the CERT meeting will be posted on YouTube? Would be useful info for a lot of folks. Sure hope to never need it, but would want to know it if I did need it
BK
Next 4 Comments is Dennis W6DLW  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T03:00Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA < <W6DLW>
Sending Pic:140×140;

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

ORCA NCS< Doug/Mindy, Another great net as always. I do not have the Path Evauation Macro set up yet. Conditions were not so good for me durning checkin tonight. Our Ham Radio Technician Class ended this past Thursday with 16 new Hams getting their Technician Class License. Two upgrading to General and one upgrading to Amateur Extra. Our VE’s used the new electronic testing software and it worked quite well. All 16 new Hams received their call signs in less than 24 hours.  It’s great seeing everyone on the waterfall,  Be safe 73 to all.  W6DLW

W6DLW
<<W6DLW>

Band is picking up, as ur signal is much stronger than at ck-in. Tech issues keeping us on our toes tonight! Lot’s of radio activity in Cedar City!

Over to Tom WB7EUX 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Sending Pic:140×140;
ORCA < WB7EUX 0302Z
Thanks for the tip about unassigned.
All is well. 73 de WB7EUX

Take care up there!
BK
K7HDX Ron ur up 4 Comments  < W7ZAP

NCS,
Good to be back on this net.  Excellent net as usual.  As Dennis (W6DLW) said that last week our club had 26 taking licensure exams and 20 passed with 16 new Techs  … callsigns KK7FL-B to Q.  It is fun havings so many new hams.
73,
Ron K7HDX

ORCA < K7HDX
Sending Pic:120×120;
<ZDT[:fmt]>

Cedar City has a great amateur radio community! Keep up the great work
BK
Over to Lamar AE6LJ 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA < AE6LJ 03:04:30z
Sending Pic:140×140;

Signal reports follows:

W7ZAP     s/n +2-4db
WA7HHE    s/n +2db P3
W6DLW     s/n -1db P2
WB7EUX    s/n -1db P2
K7HDX     s/n -1db
KE6SLS    s/n +5db P?
K7DV      s/n -9db P?
K7KY      s/n +2db

Hey, good to know about the “unassigned”/preamble bit.

Yeah to more Advanced Exercises. I need the practice. Not to mention they are FUN!

BTNCS < AE6LJ k

Great signal report Lamar… much appreciated!
Yes, block ‘0″ is good to know… it can save an extra TX… I don’t know why FLAMP doesn’t always add it automatically… and if ur filling more than 1 stn… clicking FETCH isn’t useful.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

ORCA < KE6SLS 03:07:56z
Sending Pic:140×140;

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

w7zap, 13db, 100%, P4, FLM 100%,
ae6lj, 4db, 100%, P5
wa7hhe, 2db, 100%, P4
n2rsn, 10db, 100%, RELAY’d station but QNX
w6dlw, -6db, 100%, P4
wb7eux, 3db, 100%, P5
n7oos, –, NC
k7hdx, -3db, 100%, P2 (correct image?)
k7dv, -13db, 80%
k7ky, 18db, FLA 100% 1st pass,

(P0 to P5 are image quality received)

In the last 10 days we have finally started getting some real rainfall. We’re still way below below normal, and still below last years drought levels, but only by about 1”.  Hoping tomorrow’s rainfall will make it over the mountains east of us and put some needed water in the lakes. Yesterday I received 1.27″ worth.  0.10″ today.  Fingers crossed . .

Ubuntu releases their new LTS version on the 21st.  Hoping that will solve my mysterious port audio issues.  Tonight I’m using pulse, but my Monday net I have to use port audio since my other program ties up pulse :|  All in a day I suppose.

The band seems good and also quiet, yet NCS is copying check-ins I couldn’t hear or see.  Even with your noise, your antennas hear amazingly well.

Doug, something is happening with your audio.  It sounds like a cable is coming loose or something and you just disappear.  Our systems can be finicky!

Utah stations are not as strong now.  Hopefully we’ll have a gentler summer season of good propagation.

Stay safe and look for you all ‘down the log’

VIVA Ukraine!

73
jaye ke6sls k

Great signal Jaye… Ur S9 +15 12dB
Excellent sig report too! Glad to hear ur getting more rain. Odd we’ve received much more rain than Eureka and we have similar climate. Tnx for the diagnosis… we’ll look into that. Interesting abt Ubunto… I have an audio port issue w/my mint box and havent figured it out yet.
BK
Next 4 Comments is Doug K7KY  < NCS

Doug is still having stn issues.
BK

R there follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < W7ZAP/NCS

wow you signal

K7dv But  pass me by as The signals are way up then down  thanks mindy

K7DV  < W7ZAP Dave my bad!!! So sri to skip you… I did copy u 100%. Good to see you on the WF and say hi to
WAanda.
BK
Ke6sls over to u < W7ZAP

Dave already piped up. Was just going to say you skipped him.

Good to SEE U DAVE!

btn ke6sls k

Appreciate all the help I can get
BK

R there follow-up Questions or Comments by Active stations? < W7ZAP/NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T03:15Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

I pretty much heard everyone tonight except when the creepting birdies came across the frequency.
I think someone has an agricultural experiment going on.
Thanks for al the help.
Received ex253.txt after all the other fills.
Good copy Mindy:
Signal Report:W7ZAP, s/n   0 dB

Thanks Mindy
<W7EAZ
W7EAZ  < W7ZAP Good to hear Mark and tnx for the report… signal and other RX info
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. < W7ZAP/NCS

Remember when u email the 2 best images from the comment round… don’t include the ones from NCS… we want RX info on ORCA
Ops! Tnx!

2018L – 0318Z
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 <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140; < W7ZAP   73  Mindy W7ZAP
¡orxvedih¾xzJmetbodR»tuÃF35m

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

Are there instructions on how to save the signal evaluation via macro?
NCS < W7EAZ

W7EAZ  < W7ZAP No… ummm… the images are automatically saved to FLDIGI. I’ll have to look thru my file mgr to tell u the dir path. Is that what u need? BTU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T03:22Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Ah, yes…all I need is the path to them.  Unfortunately the call sign is not tagged with the pic.
NCS< W7EAZ

W7EAZ  < W7ZAP Here’s the easy way!!
In FLDIGI go to File> folders>   hmm… hard to do on the fly.

In ur file mgr the path is C: (or whatever drive u have fldigi) users/(ur comp name)/fldigi.files/images/

I’m going to look at something else too… just a min… < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

TNX – Got them…and I can sort them by time to get the latest tonight.
W7ZAP< W7EAZ

That’s great Mark… and you can go to the navigation bar at the top and go to File> NBEMS files> then go back a directory and u will see Fldigi.files. Tnx for the question… might be useful to others
Anything else?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-04-20T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

Got it.  Nope. Very good.
TNX
NCS>W7EAZ

73 MArk
BK
Anyone else w/questions, comments or need fills? < W7ZAP

Okay… that’s a wrap for the Monitor’s session!
Here comes the roster…

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20222004033056
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20222004000758
<blankform>
:mg:778 ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/APR/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 24
Stations:
KD7CL Craig Riverton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID
K7HDX Ron Cedar City,UT
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX VidID
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX RELAY: N2RSN
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 99F9][WRAP:end] … end

Jaye Ke6SLS was right Doug had a connection issue btwn signalink and radio… seems to be working now.
BK
Was there a vidID?? agn pse < W7ZAP
K0KEX K0KEX  < W7ZAP Hey Rick… how copy? < W7ZAP

w7zap Good evening.
Condx have improved tonight. I have 73 % of the
ex253.txt May I get a fill relay please  k0kex

Sure… TX ur report < W7ZAP

DE K0KEX/D
File : ex253.txt
<MISSING 13 3FDC>{33DF}1 2 10
DE K0KEX/D K

DE W7ZAP

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 7A81>{33DF:1}
Sending Files w/FLAMP & Macro

You can add files to FLAMP wi
<DATA 72 1925>{33DF:2}th the ‘ADD’ button, or ‘Drag’n Drop’. Once loaded, the file is
<DATA 55 0070>{33DF:10}s always the latest Saved version. < Doug K7KY
<CNTL 10 0404>{33DF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A408>{33DF:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

DE K0KEX/D
File : ex253.txt
<MISSING 8 BB61>{33DF}2
DE K0KEX/D K

DE W7ZAP

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 1925>{33DF:2}th the ‘ADD’ button, or ‘Drag’n Drop’. Once loaded, the file is
<CNTL 10 0404>{33DF:EOF}
<CNTL 10 A408>{33DF:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

w7zap k7ky  that filled it ex253 thank you  the conditions improved dramaticly tonight
Thank you 73 for noe k0kex

Good to CU Rick. Daylight Savings makes it hard when still daylight. I was surprised that John NBH was able to ck-in with VidID and via KBD… not sure how well he copied me. Catch u next time. Take care & 73
< W7ZAP

k7ky  Thank you The past 4 weeks we have had severe storms at this time so no joy but good tonight 73 Good evening k0kex

K0KEX  < W7ZAP Totally understand WX issues. We’re always glad to see you guys on the WF.
GE and dit dit < W7ZAP
dit dit

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