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ORCA DIGITAL NET 21/Jun/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 18
Stations:
__W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
__W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
__KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
__KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Another short Summer Roster of 18 stations. We’re not complaining. 18 is much easier to manage than our record Roster of 41. A couple years back, some nets ran 1.5+ hours. Way too long for a complex net with Ops in three time zones. We’ve limited Active stations to 12 for Basic NBEMS Exercises and 8 for Advanced NBEMS Exercises. We also save time by eliminating unnecessary transmissions. Tonight was a record ck-in of another sort. Only one station checked in with TxID active. That’s a remarkable 95%. Thanks for using Amateur networking Protocols.

Tonight was most unusual at our end. Mindy took her Mom to a Doctor’s appointment in the valley, a 10hr task. Doug was prepared for solo operations. Although Mindy returned just before 0230z, Doug hadn’t run solo in a couple years and wanted the practice. He did forget a couple things and made a few mistakes, but overall it went well. It’s nice to know ORCA can be run solo, but we prefer the ease of dual-NCS operations. We’re not kidding ourselves; we know the two of us would have a much harder row-to-hoe if members were less focused. ORCA runs smoothly because were all paying attention and doing our best. We really enjoy working with you.

Tonight is also the longest day of the year. We can look forward to the gradual improvement of 80m condx. Our Eastern members will again be able to practice with us.

Until recently, we’d been running an Advanced NBEMS Exercise every session for 2-3 years. We introduced the Basic Exercise when we had more newer Ops than usual and they were having difficulty tracking net flow. We’re thinking that one Basic NBEMS Exercise on the first Tuesday every month is enough to help incoming Ops come up to speed. After Volunteer NCS conduct a few Basic Exercises, they’ll probably want to do some Advanced Exercises too. Conducting the Basic NBEMS Exercise is the entry point for Volunteer NCS. The Advanced Exercise is more difficult for participating Ops, but entails no more work than Basic Exercises for NCS. For NCS, knowledge required and workload are the same for both Exercises.

We think Basic Exercises are important for incoming Ops. Sending FLAMP Reports when NCS calls is the only requirement. The Advanced Exercises take more time and sharper focus on net flow. A usual Roster always has more veterans than newbies. We think one Basic Exercise on the 1st Tuesday is sufficient. We’re interested in your thoughts and suggestions.

Images from the net:

AE6LJ Redway, CA
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KM7H Addy, WA
N7SDC Rigby, ID
W6ADZ Reno, NV

Thanks for your ongoing support. We couldn’t do it without you.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

DE KL7RI QNX

KL7RI < K7KY TU John
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX < K7KY/NCS

DE W1EEP*

ORCA   I hv these stns from the RX buffer:W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX  corrections?   come first    tu  < K7KY

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) < K7KY/NCS

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

W7WXV  QNX  < W7WXV

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

Before RSID: <<2022-06-22T01:49Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

N2RSN QNX

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

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

KW6M < K7KY TU Steve
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS
W1EEP  < K7KY GE Gene   hw is my 35w looking in Pine Valley tonite?  < K7KY

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) < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX

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

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) < K7KY/NCS

WA7HHE

W1EEP < K7KY GE Gene TU
W1EEP Gene Pine Val Ops!   sometimes  it take 2 clicks to get a callsign into the variable     I forgot to ck after 1 click

WA7HHE < K7KY GE Brad TU
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT < K7KY

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

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) < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT

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

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) < K7KY/NCS

AE6LJ

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

QRZ?  ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In < K7KY/NCS
WA7HHE  < K7KY Brad  hw does 35w look in Cedar City tonite? < K7KY

Yikes!    no replly from Cedar City or Pine Valley… I
hope that means they’re away from their station and not a poor band   < K7KY

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

W6ADZ  QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV 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) < K7KY/NCS

KJ7VGV

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV

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

ORCA NCS< W6DLW QNX

DE KJ7WHE QNX

W6DLW < K7KY TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX < K7KY/NCS

KJ7WHE < K7KY TU Barry
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX < K7KY/NCS

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) < K7KY/NCS

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID 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) < K7KY/NCS drBHK QNX

??BHK agn pse  < K7KY

Can anyone relay ?? BHK? I missed the prefix  < K7KY

??BHK agn pse.  If Mindy was here, she would know the prefix, but I don’t    agn pse  < K7KY

+nHK QNX

DE KE6SLS*

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

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

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX

2022-06-21  19:29:30p  02:29:30z
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

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
< K7KY/NCS

WB7EUX QNX

WB7EUX < K7KY TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX < K7KY/NCS

K7KY W1EEP BETTER PUT ME QNX AS I CAN ONLY GET A FEW GOOD PRINTS

W1EEP < K7KY TU Gene
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX < K7KY/NCS

KE6SLS Go  < K7KY

relay, station was tx while u were tx, here’s what I copied:

u?ARRY / ID

ke6sls k

RR Jaye  TU BK

KJ7WHE ??  < K7KY

KE6SLS   Jaye, Pse Relay call 4 Ck-In tu  < NCS

de KE6SLS RELAY FOR ORCA NCS.  checking in QNX pls send
your call. ke6sls k

ncs de KE6SLS  NIL heard. btn

RR Jaye tu BK

Signal Evaluation Image
Sending Pic:140×140; < K7KY
KJ7WHE  < K7KY Barry  what u need?  < K7KY

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19.02
:hdr_fm:20
K7KY 20222206023832
:hdr_ed:20
K7KY 20192409231907
<blankform>
:mg:530 ORCA DIGITAL NET 21/Jun/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 17
Stations:
W1EEP* Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX
KJ7WHE Barry Nampa,ID QNX
KE6SLS* Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7BHK Brian Vancouver WA QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

[WRAP:chksum FCAB][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise using

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise using the Radiogram form; we may see a lot of these forms later this year. Next session will also have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise. We don’t experiment with Macros in Advanced NBEMS Exercise sessions. Tonight, we’ll remember to leave a bit more time between the Advanced Exercise and Traffic Round to give Exercise participants more time to complete the Exercise.

We’ll experiment with Macros again next month during Basic NBEMS Exercise sessions. Meantime, you should continue experimenting on your own. Try adding useful Tags to existing Macros, Like <GOFREQ, pse stand by a moment  < K7KY

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise using the Radiogram form; we may see a lot of these forms later this year. Next session will also have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise. We don’t experiment with Macros in Advanced NBEMS Exercise sessions. Tonight, we’ll remember to leave a bit more time between the Advanced Exercise and Traffic Round to give Exercise participants more time to complete the Exercise.

We’ll experiment with Macros again next month during Basic NBEMS Exercise sessions. Meantime, you should continue experimenting on your own. Try adding useful Tags to existing Macros, Like <GOFREQ, <LOCK:on|off|t, & <@LOCK:on.  Use these Tags as back-ups to your digital routines to be sure you’re always exactly on frequency with the cursor Locked at 1500wf. Think of Tags used this way as back-up for software settings you often change on-the-fly. It’s easy to unintentionally move the cursor while managing other tasks.  When FLDIGI is LOCKED at 1500, the cursor can be anywhere and your transmission will remain at 1500.

As you know, Steve K6ETA’s work schedule has changed; he can no longer run Western Digital Net on Thursday evenings. So far, no one has volunteered to take his place. This situation reveals a gap in ORCA training routines. We’re training to handle emergency traffic, but we’re not yet training emergency Net Control Operators. We’ve made good strides with the Basic NBEMS Exercise project, but we’ve not addressed other basic tasks of an Emergency NCS.

An Emergency NCS must track who’s checked-in, who’s off-net-freq passing traffic, and who’s checked-out. We do promote Ck-In skills and some ORCA Ops already practice compiling a Roster along with NCS. That’s called, Shadowing NCS. It means compiling a Roster yourself while NCS takes check-ins. It’s excellent practice.  When NCS sends the Roster you can check yours. An accurate Roster is essential to managing net traffic. NCS is also responsible for tracking traffic passed, traffic held by stations, and traffic held by NCS. This information must be current and accurate for hand-off to the relieving NCS. At WDN, only Steve managed the numerous forms of traffic WDN lists.

Something to consider: If WDN is to continue as a Traffic Net, NCS needs to know how to process the various types of traffic WDN seeks.

ORCA Clarification: When we experiment with the Path Evaluation Macro in the Comment Round, we ask you to send the two best images you receive from Other Net-Stations. This comparison provides path information between net-stations. Please don’t send images you receive from NCS. We’re interested in how well you decode net colleagues.

When we’re not experimenting with Macros in the Comment Round, we ask you to send the test-images from net-beginning and net-end. This reveals how well net-stations decode NCS.   < K7KY

Next is the Advanced NBEMS Exercise  < K7KY

This Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK125RC5 (440wpm,825bw,80%,FEC).
We’ll fill with THOR50x1

This Advanced NBEMS Exercise begins in PSK125RC5 (440wpm,825bw,80%,FEC).
We’ll fill with THOR50x1 (176wpm,900hz,FEC), & MFSK-32 (630hz,120wpm,FEC).
Check your Filters < K7KY ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 F3DC>{1ED1}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 3413>{1ED1}20220622011726:ex262A.txt
<ID 16 822F>{1ED1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 8C1A>{1ED1}580 10 64
<FILE 31 3413>{1ED1}20220622011726:ex262A.txt
<ID 16 822F>{1ED1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 8C1A>{1ED1}580 10 64
<DATA 72 3C68>{1ED1:1}
ADVANCED – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FL
<DATA 72 F140>{1ED1:2}MSG, create a Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex262A.m2s’. Make *NR = 12
<DATA 72 DFF6>{1ED1:3}, make *STN ORIG = URCALL, Make PLACE OF ORIG = UR QTH, Enter TI
<DATA 72 388E>{1ED1:4}ME FIELD & *MON DDY, Make *TO = K7KY. Copy the following instruc
<DATA 72 BA24>{1ED1:5}tion to the TXT: window and add your info.

The price of Gas and
<DATA 72 77FD>{1ED1:6} Diesel in my community is:

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word co
<DATA 72 364B>{1ED1:7}unt). Make SIG: = URCALL, make OP NOTE: = ORCA ex262A.

If you c
<DATA 72 7C97>{1ED1:8}omplete this Advanced exercise, send that file to NCS with FLAMP
<DATA 72 56DE>{1ED1:9} in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.
<DATA 13 8440>{1ED1:10} 11

<CNTL 10 ED90>{1ED1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4D9C>{1ED1:EOT}

DE K7KY K

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 14 89B4>{1ED1}PREAMBLE
DE WA7HHE K

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex262A.txt
<MISSING 15 568F>{1ED1}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

KJ7VGV

K7KY de KJ7VGV No Copy

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 F3DC>{1ED1}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 3413>{1ED1}20220622011726:ex262A.txt
<ID 16 822F>{1ED1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 8C1A>{1ED1}580 10 64
<FILE 31 3413>{1ED1}20220622011726:ex262A.txt
<ID 16 822F>{1ED1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 8C1A>{1ED1}580 10 64
<DATA 72 3C68>{1ED1:1}
ADVANCED – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FL
<DATA 72 F140>{1ED1:2}MSG, create a Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex262A.m2s’. Make *NR = 12
<DATA 72 DFF6>{1ED1:3}, make *STN ORIG = URCALL, Make PLACE OF ORIG = UR QTH, Enter TI
<DATA 72 388E>{1ED1:4}ME FIELD & *MON DDY, Make *TO = K7KY. Copy the following instruc
<DATA 72 BA24>{1ED1:5}tion to the TXT: window and add your info.

The price of Gas and
<DATA 72 77FD>{1ED1:6} Diesel in my community is:

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word co
<DATA 72 364B>{1ED1:7}unt). Make SIG: = URCALL, make OP NOTE: = ORCA ex262A.

If you c
<DATA 72 7C97>{1ED1:8}omplete this Advanced exercise, send that file to NCS with FLAMP
<DATA 72 56DE>{1ED1:9} in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.
<DATA 13 8440>{1ED1:10} 11

<CNTL 10 ED90>{1ED1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4D9C>{1ED1:EOT}

DE K7KY K

=WA7HHE WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex262A.txt
<MISSING 8 0953>{1ED1}3
DE WA7HHE K

KJ7VGV

DE KJ7VGV
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 10 6AEA>{1ED1}4 7
DE KJ7VGV K

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 F3DC>{1ED1}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 3413>{1ED1}20220622011726:ex262A.txt
<ID 16 822F>{1ED1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 8C1A>{1ED1}580 10 64
<FILE 31 3413>{1ED1}20220622011726:ex262A.txt
<ID 16 822F>{1ED1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 8C1A>{1ED1}580 10 64
<DATA 72 3C68>{1ED1:1}
ADVANCED – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise

In FL
<DATA 72 F140>{1ED1:2}MSG, create a Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex262A.m2s’. Make *NR = 12
<DATA 72 DFF6>{1ED1:3}, make *STN ORIG = URCALL, Make PLACE OF ORIG = UR QTH, Enter TI
<DATA 72 388E>{1ED1:4}ME FIELD & *MON DDY, Make *TO = K7KY. Copy the following instruc
<DATA 72 BA24>{1ED1:5}tion to the TXT: window and add your info.

The price of Gas and
<DATA 72 77FD>{1ED1:6} Diesel in my community is:

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word co
<DATA 72 364B>{1ED1:7}unt). Make SIG: = URCALL, make OP NOTE: = ORCA ex262A.

If you c
<DATA 72 7C97>{1ED1:8}omplete this Advanced exercise, send that file to NCS with FLAMP
<DATA 72 56DE>{1ED1:9} in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST’ to ‘K7KY’.
<DATA 13 8440>{1ED1:10} 11

<CNTL 10 ED90>{1ED1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4D9C>{1ED1:EOT}

DE K7KY K

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex262A.txt
<MISSING 15 568F>{1ED1}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV

QST DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 F260>{2C9C}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 1142>{2C9C}20220622025731:KJ7VGV_EX262A.m2s
<ID 19 6C46>{2C9C}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 14 F740>{2C9C}321 6 64
<FILE 38 1142>{2C9C}20220622025731:KJ7VGV_EX262A.m2s
<ID 19 6C46>{2C9C}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 14 F740>{2C9C}321 6 64
<DATA 72 0E4F>{2C9C:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAD3XQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DbkiUg9zHdjzv5l
<DATA 72 1227>{2C9C:2}fv++7lMJgAt0YomITlbTUtEX5iXCRAaVtqfFIn8ZS2eD9zS9IAPpORhaXepQtIGE
<DATA 72 EB46>{2C9C:3}yWYcK7Onloob/A+/CE5+6redofWBDSGMVLbBPNb0I50ntB0ZznaZ6sQ691X2d1Nz
<DATA 72 49FB>{2C9C:4}zlC8zYnqTDpJffKJlu44SmRjIWpDnKNa/tUWqJDvh56KMKdemMEPmFxzldIn3lTi
<DATA 72 7C14>{2C9C:5}BbndNtIwJUfCNDk/ha6r8VVU1ChFvc/9j/vF+8Oeps9VDUiG1xOAAA=
[b64:end
<DATA 9 D2A0>{2C9C:6}] <CNTL 10 E2A3>{2C9C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 42AF>{2C9C:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

KJ7VGV   Don, I won’t need ur Report now  & I hv ur file too (-:   BK   OK   that wraps the Exercise     not too difficult
w/only 3 Ops in the Exercise…     We’ll burn a bit of net-time to give the Exercise stations a few moments to work the Radiogram form
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:01:07p  03:01:07z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Brad WA7HHE < NCS

K7KY DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 399A>{DC25}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 39 EC73>{DC25}20220622025959:WA7HHE_ex262A.m2s’
<ID 38 BF7E>{DC25}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
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<FILE 39 EC73>{DC25}20220622025959:WA7HHE_ex262A.m2s’
<ID 38 BF7E>{DC25}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
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<DATA 72 A10F>{DC25:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEmXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DcHto3Mb1i50RCb
<DATA 72 AB78>{DC25:2}N3RGzt6zorIrpQMC9AmdxuGblmUSjYLRSsMFd2wXqhxL5CCLIIeVi94hd9IthzCa
<DATA 72 439A>{DC25:3}2MvVju2gUJxhLLtuBKRa3vQMPeI/+ryADFQCDnmrqfX1Dq0/kr9aPb9o5y0XFsBO
<DATA 72 B276>{DC25:4}tAnba/WLi5CmcOsFEaHhDHuPb22d0DrIkbrsC6nkmTkaFmC+7shfJpDea77xbbFr
<DATA 72 3974>{DC25:5}Ul4Yz3AsACVpOXGPcijmewo7C6PWywzkPHNzxArS2zCFNTUXqV6PS0GiYINm7elw
<DATA 25 1263>{DC25:6}CJZSgiJ
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 165C>{DC25:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B650>{DC25:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

DE K7KY
File : WA7HHE_ex262A.m2s’
<MISSING 15 62AE>{DC25}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K
Next 4 Traffic is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

K7KY DE AE6LJ

<PROG 18 A2F8>{2741}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 CA3C>{2741}20220622025509:AE6LJ_ex262A.m2s
<ID 30 6CA7>{2741}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
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<FILE 37 CA3C>{2741}20220622025509:AE6LJ_ex262A.m2s
<ID 30 6CA7>{2741}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
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<DATA 72 7D01>{2741:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEqXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DcHto3Mb1i50HNi
<DATA 72 747E>{2741:2}RikBXbbnYA4ytszp8YaMTQ/jJOQU7J2y2qck8Iga09OZD8NEcpkOxGDndHee+EIx
<DATA 72 BBD4>{2741:3}G769X3BIx+9g/E/Em/flZIcgxYBCF8IJtRy2BWP5ePr6TfawKx8aEjIQ41w6gNBk
<DATA 72 F29A>{2741:4}VHxfJmA4HlBlJfSx3O95yM+qD5CMUvNL4F8bOCyaDF0YdhrBTAOkljuaCNtRmaVQ
<DATA 72 6700>{2741:5}gSw2TOPsleVNrQtgEB6SN2thefm9g2NdPbbPrfSO1zFBrRYsHAOhfHHZn300bi9C
<DATA 57 8126>{2741:6}M7AjlGzElCjVBsFTHUgskRWi9vBVursIrjTAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 2773>{2741:EOF}
<CNTL 10 877F>{2741:EOT}

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DE K7KY
File : AE6LJ_ex262A.m2s
<MISSING 15 5875>{2741}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

DE K7KY
File : KJ7VGV_EX262A.m2s
<MISSING 15 4688>{2C9C}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

K7KY de KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV

de KJ7VGV k
May I send the corrected file with your call sign bk
Go

K7KY DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 F260>{2C9C}FLAMP 2.2.07
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<ID 19 6C46>{2C9C}KJ7VGV DM09cm
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<FILE 38 1142>{2C9C}20220622025731:KJ7VGV_EX262A.m2s
<ID 19 6C46>{2C9C}KJ7VGV DM09cm
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<DATA 72 1227>{2C9C:2}fv++7lMJgAt0YomITlbTUtEX5iXCRAaVtqfFIn8ZS2eD9zS9IAPpORhaXepQtIGE
<DATA 72 EB46>{2C9C:3}yWYcK7Onloob/A+/CE5+6redofWBDSGMVLbBPNb0I50ntB0ZznaZ6sQ691X2d1Nz
<DATA 72 49FB>{2C9C:4}zlC8zYnqTDpJffKJlu44SmRjIWpDnKNa/tUWqJDvh56KMKdemMEPmFxzldIn3lTi
<DATA 72 7C14>{2C9C:5}BbndNtIwJUfCNDk/ha6r8VVU1ChFvc/9j/vF+8Oeps9VDUiG1xOAAA=
[b64:end
<DATA 9 D2A0>{2C9C:6}] <CNTL 10 E2A3>{2C9C:EOF}
<CNTL 10 42AF>{2C9C:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

Interesting    same ck-sum
DE K7KY
File : KJ7VGV_EX262A.m2s
<MISSING 15 4688>{2C9C}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:09:47p  03:09:47z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

The COMMENT ROUND is next.
Brad WA7HHE is up first < NCS

ORCA < WA7HHE, GE to the net, lots of amateur radio activities around the corner. Field Day, Health Department Radio Drill, Airport
disaster Exercise and two different races. Wish everyone lots of fun. < WA7HHE

RR Brad   it’s a busy time for Radio and everything else it seems (-:   BK  Next 4 Comments is Lamar AE6LJ  < NCS

ORCA Digital Net < AE6LJ

Well, the longest day of the year is just about behind us, but I saw today where the Sun has developed a super large zit just in the last 24hrs. or so. We are talking M scale, apparently, if that thing pops towards us. Also read there is only a small chance of that actually happening, though.

Thanks for going to all the trouble to put together an exercise for us tonight, Doug. I think they really make this net what it is and are fun to work. Kind of like a party game, if you will. I read over the instruction twice and still managed to overlook the word count paragraph.

Hope all is well this eve with Mindy(?).

73

BTNCS < AE6LJ

FB Lamar   I’m glad u enjoy the Exercises    it’s sometimes hard to think up something interesting…   BK  Next 4 Comments is Don KJ7VGV  < NCS

The wind has subsided a bit hope it continues. Was at cabin over weekend and garden looks good. Trying potatoes  have  at least a dozen starts so far and growing. Lost the cucumber drip clogged up. Tomatoes are looking good so far. Hope there’s no freezes this summer. Time will tell. The vertical is working better than the dipole tonight. But limits me for some other stations. I hope all is well with Mindy.
<0313Z> KJ7VGV BTN

The dipole is doing well     ur S9 & 15db in SW/OR      we hv abt 40 potato plants in the ground now.   some are lures 4 the Boomers and today they ate 3 potato plants… I hope I catch them… BK  Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

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

k7ky, 13db, 100%, P5, flm 100%, fla 100% x1,
WA7HHE, -12db, 90%, fla 29%<0,2,3,4,5>
AE6LJ, 3db, 100%, fla 100%
KJ7VGV, 1db, 100%, 2 fla 100%
w7zap, – –

Very sunny and warm day here today.  Enjoyed some outside time and sun, then came in and enjoyed some more 10m contacts.  If you haven’t noticed, 10m is often open until 8 or 9pm now!

Attempted to make contact with Bruce kb7vx on 20m.  Made many calls then looked and listened to no avail. left rx going for 2 hrs with nothing copied.  Perhaps his sked has changed.  Send him a wl2k msg instead.

Have been really enjoying the high bands with the HEX beam.  Had a 1+ hour chat with friend in Australia and it was like a telephone call! Just before I qsy for ORCA, I was enjoying 10m checking into net down in Riverside CA!  Bands are doing great and all the silly hams are wasting time on FT8 instead of enjoying a good rag chew!

I’m going to give Field Day a whirl at home this year.  I am planning to try 1 hour on CW then 1 hour on digi.  I’ll break to enjoy dinner with my club, then return on Saturday for more @home FD2022!

The price for unleaded gas is $6.90, diesel is $7.50

The lack of call sign notification again reveals itself.

Doug, you picked up a few QNX stations that I didn’t hear/see a peep from.  You have complained about the high noise level, yet you are able to copy stations most of us can’t even hear!

I would welcome a fill for Brad’s fla and see prices in Utah.

Hope I hear some of your call signs during Field Day!

Stay well.  Look for you all “down the log.”

73

Jaye ke6sls k

rt n 3l Jaye… I think Bruce KB7VX is on 20m  around 1000p on Saturday    Ur fuel costs are incredible!  We’ve fixed our noise problem here and now have very quiet radio as we used to have BK  Mindy W7ZAP, Ur next 4 Comments < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-06-22T03:18Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

ORCA < W7ZAP
GE, I just walked thru the door as Doug was ending ck-in & starting net. Whew! What a very long day… left at 9:15am and drove my mom to Medford for Dr appt, then back thru the mountains back home at 7:30pm. Another Dr appt tomorrow w/her, but in town (yay!).

Summer is officially here! Hot WX here… 80F right now. Gas prices in Brookings $5.89 (Reg)… $0.30 cheaper in Grants Pass,OR (along HWY I-5). I read online yesterday that gas was over $9.00 in Mendocino, CA (yikes!). It’s a remote coastal town north of SF.

Great job Doug on running the whole enchilda tonight!
PSK-125RC5: 1 stn
THOR-50×1: 0 stns
MFSK-32: 2 stns

I hope everyone is doing well.
73,
Mindy W7ZAP

RR Mindy TU    it is good 4 me to run the net alone now & then    I thought I was good-2-go, but I did forget a couple things   one big items was not getting set up 4 3 new Modes 4 the Exercise      so I ran with last weeks and no one complained (-: BK

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

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

KM7H QNX

KM7H < K7KY TU Jim
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
GE Jim   gud 2 cu   BK  anyone else?  < K7KY

K7KY de KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV Go

Mindy glad to know all is okay I thought it was concerning your mom but didn’t want to say anything till you discussed it. All in the family.
<0322Z> KJ7VGV BTN

FB Don  tu   BK  anyone else?  < K7KY

2022-06-21  20:23:34p  03:23:34z
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.
< K7KY/NCS
Before RSID: <<2022-06-22T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE KJ7WHE
File : ex262A.txt
<MISSING 10 66EE>{1ED1}5 8
DE KJ7WHE K

KJ7WHE  < K7KY Barry   stand by a moment & we’ll see if anyone else is hr  tu  BK anyone else?  < K7KY

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<DATORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 F3DC>{1ED1}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 BA24>{1ED1:5}tion to the TXT: window and add your info.

The price of Gas and
<DATA 72 7C97>{1ED1:8}omplete this Advanced exercise, send that file to NCS with FLAMP
<CNTL 10 ED90>{1ED1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4D9C>{1ED1:EOT}

DE K7KY K

KJ7WHE
Before RSID: <<2022-06-22T03:29Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

DE KJ7WHE
File : ex262A.txt
<MISSING 15 568F>{1ED1}CONFIRMED
DE KJ7WHE K

FB Barry  anything else?  < K7KY@
Before RSID: <<2022-06-22T03:30Z MFSK-32 @ 3581000+1500>>

no all good thank you for your patience there had some equipment issues earlier apologies for talking out of turn thank you de kj7whe

RR Barry  no worries   it’s a Training net    ur doing well   cu next Tues   73 Bk
KE6SLS  < K7KY    which blocks u need in WA7HHE’s   file ? < K7KY

DE ke6sls
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 79C2>{DC25}2 3 4 5
DE ke6sls K

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<PROG 18 399A>{DC25}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 39 EC73>{DC25}20220622025959:WA7HHE_ex262A.m2s’
<ID 38 BF7E>{DC25}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 14 B721>{DC25}337 6 64
<DATA 72 AB78>{DC25:2}N3RGzt6zorIrpQMC9AmdxuGblmUSjYLRSsMFd2wXqhxL5CCLIIeVi94hd9IthzCa
<DATA 72 439A>{DC25:3}2MvVju2gUJxhLLtuBKRa3vQMPeI/+ryADFQCDnmrqfX1Dq0/kr9aPb9o5y0XFsBO
<DATA 72 B276>{DC25:4}tAnba/WLi5CmcOsFEaHhDHuPb22d0DrIkbrsC6nkmTkaFmC+7shfJpDea77xbbFr
<DATA 72 3974>{DC25:5}Ul4Yz3AsACVpOXGPcijmewo7C6PWywzkPHNzxArS2zCFNTUXqV6PS0GiYINm7elw
<CNTL 10 165C>{DC25:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B650>{DC25:EOT}

DE K7KY K

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : WA7HHE_ex262A.m2s’
<MISSING 15 62AE>{DC25}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

FB Jaye    anything else?  < K7KYeet

KE6SLS de KE6SLS

KE6SLS d..

hahahaha.   oh, gosh, no that was what I was after Doug.  TU and have a giggle at my silly mistake.  73 for now

ke6sls k

RR I’ve made quite a few errors tonite    it’s good to hv company (-:   cul   73   BK   anyone else 4 the ORCA Monitor’s Session b4
we cllose?   < K7KY

AE6LJ

AE6LJ Go

DE AE6LJ
File : WA7HHE_ex262A.m2s’
<MISSING 8 33BE>{DC25}1
DE AE6LJ K

DE K7KY

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 A10F>{DC25:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEmXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DcHto3Mb1i50RCb
<CNTL 10 165C>{DC25:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B650>{DC25:EOT}

DE K7KY K

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : WA7HHE_ex262A.m2s’
<MISSING 15 62AE>{DC25}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

FB Lamar… looks like a wrap   BK  anyone else b4 we close?  < K7KY

This concludes the ORCA Monitor’s Session   73 cu
next time  Doug K7KY sk

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