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ORCA DIGITAL NET 22/FEB/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 36
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
__WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
__KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
__N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
__KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
__KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
__KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
__N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
__AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX (no reply 2X)
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
__K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
__KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
__K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
__KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
__KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX VidID
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
__K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
__KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Welcome to three first time ck-ins: Mark K7MEE in Priest River,ID, Claude K8MPW in Wendell,ID, & Eric KK7APK in Coos Bay,OR. We don’t often have three first-time ck-ins. We hope the net meets their interest and they join us regularly.  We’ll ask them to ck-in QNX a few sessions to learn net operations. See our website: http://orcadigitalnet.com. Email us if you would like email notice when the Net Report is published. Net Reports are always available on the ‘Net Reports’ page.

Tonight we wrapped the main net in 1hr/4min. That’s remarkable for an evening with 36 check-ins and an Advanced Exercise w/Traffic Round. Hats-Off to the ORCA team! We’ve been working to reduce net length without curtailing practice and content. Thanks for your assistance in running an efficient digital net.

A big factor in operational improvements is net efficiency. We operate efficiently because everyone knows and follows net protocol. Some HF digital nets still switch between Phone and Data modes. We realized early-on that this practice is inefficient. The solution was simple.  Implement ARRL’s Directed Net Protocols and digital-doubles are significantly reduced. When everyone follows protocol, digital nets can be brisk and efficient.

When we introduced Pre-Toning, digital-doubles were reduced even further. Today, we have very few doubles; most doubles today are due to band condx and occasional Op Error. We’re packing a lot of practice into our nets. Tonight we logged 36 stations and ran an Advanced NBEMS Exercise w/Traffic Round for eight Ops in a tick over an hour. Nice work all!

Our steady improvement to net efficiency results from numerous small adjustments. Members work the net w/TxID off and Pre-Signal Tone disabled. We use CW shorthand and communicate in brief and concise transmissions. We follow net format closely so incoming stations can quickly learn net operations. Net format remains constant while content varies. Everyone know what comes next. Net members are focused and self-correcting. We spend very little net time repeating basic protocol instructions.

Over the years, there’s been an interesting change to ORCA membership. Years back, it was unusual for members to ask how or why we do something. Incoming Ops seem more curious; we’re often engaged with penetrating questions. Now, we get questions regarding protocol compliance. They’re paying attention to how others work the net. They note that some members work the net with TxID and Pre-Signal-Tone active. They wonder why some ignore ck-in protocol. Good questions. We don’t know; we don’t address every error. We do address repeated errors. It’s a training net. We too make mistakes.

It’s refreshing to have observant members. We appreciate their questions and observations. One Op recently noted some discrepancies between the website and ck-in protocol. This is helpful; a small change to net operations may require changing multiple website pages.

Our exploration of Macros is going nicely. We’re leaving the shallow end of the pool now to develop more macro knowledge and depth. Two weeks from today, 08/Mar/22, we’ll send the Test image and our Comments in one transmission. You can choose the method.

 “Last week, we experimented with the Path Evaluation Macro. We’ll use the Path Macro again in two weeks, 08/Mar/22, when you will send ORCAtest.jpg with the Path Macro and your Comments in a single transmission. We’re learning to combine keyboard w/macro, and macro w/macro, in a single seamless transmission. We’re also learning to see our macros as configurable tools. They are easily re-purposed; it’s often simpler to revise a macro instead of building from scratch.  With practice, they can be revised on-the-fly.

To send Comment-Text and ORCAtest.jpg in one transmission, type or Paste your comments into the TX window. Click TX/RX Button first, then click the Path Evaluation Macro. Text will print first, followed by the image. After sending the image, the Path Macro will close w/your CALLSIGN and end transmission.

This Exercise can also be done with two macros, the Comment Macro and Path Evaluation Macro (see: website Macro page). You can send Image and Text in one transmission by clicking either Macro first followed by the other. For the Macro you start with, remove  closing ID & <RX Tag so the transmitter remains on for the 2nd macro. Using 2 macros that usually stand alone, you need to revise beginning/end IDs in both Macros.

The Exercise entails sending image and comments in one transmission with normal ID at beginning and end, ie: ‘ORCA < URCALL’ &     ‘< URCALL’. There are numerous ways to accomplish this exercise. Experiment. Some configurations have unanticipated results. Try for the most efficient results w/minimal coding. Perfect your macros w/radio off. Test on-air with colleagues b4 net. Save these instructions and prepare for: 08/Mar/22.”

Images from the net:

AE6LJ Briceland, CA
K0KEX Smithville, MO
KB6NN Eureka, CA
KB0NBH Kansas City, MO
KE6SLS Eureka, CA
KE7IN Underwood, WA
KG7VVH Beryl, UT
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KM7H Addy, WA
KS6M Oakland, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6ADZ Reno, NV
W6DLW Cedar City, UT
W7WSV Mesa, AZ
WB7EUX Joseph, OR

Thanks for joining us tonight. We look forward to working with you again next Tuesday evening.
73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

DE W1EEP

DE W1EEP

DE W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T02:38Z MFSK-32 @ 1+1500>>

DE KL7RI KL7RI QNX QNX K

DE W1EEP

I have the following stns checked in from my RX buffer:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX

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

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

de WY7SJM  WY7SJM  QNX

WY7SJM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
GE STeve
BK next?? < W7ZAP

KE7IN QNX

KE7IN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
Good signal Kevin

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

N7OOS QNX

N7OOS < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
GE Earl
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX

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

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

Was the QNX vidid KB6HOH ? < W7ZAP

KB6HOH KB6HOH  < W7ZAP Steve was that u on VidID?? < W7ZAP

VivID stn come agn pse < W7ZAP
Need a relay for the VidID stn… they didn’t come back < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round

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

DE KF7ZIY KF7ZIY QNX

KF7ZIY < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Dave & tnx for ck-in
BK next?? < W7ZAP

WB7EUX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP  TU Tom
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
GE Tom
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T02:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

KA7ERV QNX

WA7HHE < W7ZAP  TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
BK

KA7ERV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
BK next? < W7ZAP

ncs de ke7zpg qnx

KE7ZPG < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
Steven pls use CAPS for ur CALL… tnx!
BK
other stn agn pse < W7ZAP\

KD0NBH, QNX

KD0NBH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
GE John
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

W6DlW

W6DLW < W7ZAP QSL Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
BK QRZ  ORCA Ck-In  < NCS

AE6LJ

AE6LJ < W7ZAP  TU Lamar
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
GE Lamar
BK next?? < W7ZAP
Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:01Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

N2RSN QNX

N7SDC    QNX

N2RSN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
BK

N7SDC < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
BK next? < W7ZAP

W6ADZ  QNX

W6ADZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
GE Darrell
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

KR7KR

KR7KR < W7ZAP  TU Ken
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
GE Ken
BK next? < W7ZA

NCS < KW6M  KW6M  QNX

KW6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
BK
There was another stn… agn pse < W7ZAP

W0JSH
QNX

W0JSH < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
GE John… lite signal but 100% copy
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

AE7LM QNX

AE7LM < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
GE David
BK next? < W7ZAP
Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7DV Dave

K7DV  < W7ZAP Dave u active tonight?? And pse TX VidID at 2000WF < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:06Z MFSK-32 @ 1502>>

DE  K7DV  yes im active thanks

K7DV < W7ZAP  TU Dave
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
Goy u on the log!
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round

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

NCS < KK6RJR KK6RJR – QNX

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
GE Richard
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

KS6M QNX

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
GE John
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP
Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:10Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K7ME Mark, Priest River, ID QNX

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:11Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7MEE correction

K7MEE < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
Welcome to ORCA Mark
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

KB6NN   QNX

KB6NN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
UR 5w is doing the job Howard!
BK next?? < W7ZAP
ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round

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

K6ETA < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
GE Steve
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

KM7H QNX

KM7H < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
GE Jim
BK next?? < W7ZAP

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX VidID
GE Don
BK next? < W7ZAP

NCS DE KE6SLS KE6SLS

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

KG7VVN < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX VidID
GE Bruno
BK next? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX VidID

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round

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

W7WSV  QNX

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
GE Steve
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

K8MPW QNX K

K8MPW < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
GE Claude & welcome to ORCA
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET Early Ck-In
< W7ZAP/NCS

KK7APK Eric Coos Bay, OR QNX
de KK7APK k

KK7APK < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
GE Eric & welcome to ORCA
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET – Early Ck-In
Advanced NBEMS Exercise Tonight w/Traffic Round

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX VidID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

2022-02-22  19:30:09p 03:30:09z
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

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

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

Comment Round: RX reports, observations, questions,
comments, or brief QSTs w/reference URL.

CONFIG FLDIGI 4 NET:
LOCK: Cursor @ 1500
ENABLE: RxID
DISABLE: TxID, end-of-Tx-ID, Pre-Signal-Tone*
DISABLE: Mode-ID, CWID, CW-Postamble-ID
* Pre-Tone manually (TUNE BUTTON) when doubles are likely.

—–

REMAINING CK-INS COME NOW
ACTIVE Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN’ or VidID
MONITORING Ops Send: ‘CALLSIGN QNX’ (QNI/QNX)
FIRST TIME Op? Send: CALL/NAME/QTH/QNX
< W7ZAP/NCS

KE6SLS < W7ZAP Jaye pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

KE6SLS Relaying 4 ORCA DIGITAL NET-NCS.  Not Copying NCS? Check ‘in&out’ here… KE6SLS

W7ZAP de KE6SLS Nil heaed.  BTN ke6sls k

Tnx Jaye
BK

Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>
Sending Pic:140×140;  < W7ZAP

… start
[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_fm:21
W7ZAP 20222302033632
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20220202034747
<blankform>
:mg:1081 ORCA DIGITAL NET 22/FEB/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 35
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX VidID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 2E77][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We still have very high BG noise; the longer antenna @ 35over9 & the other @ 20over9. Coos Curry Elec’ Coop is looking into their equipment, maybe today, but more likely next week. We will need more Relay assistance than usual. Thanks for your help.

The 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays are BASIC NBEMS Exercise sessions. The 4th, and periodic 5th Tuesdays are Advanced NBEMS Exercise sessions. Tonight’s Advanced NBEMS Exercise includes the FLMSG Radiogram and a Traffic Round. Monitoring (QNX) stations can Fill or CONFIRM Exercise files in the after-net Monitor’s Session.

Pay close attention to Copy/Paste instructions. Send only what’s indicated.

Last week, we experimented with the Path Evaluation Macro. We’ll use the Path Macro again in two weeks, 08/Mar/22, when you will send ORCAtest.jpg with the Path Macro and your Comments in a single transmission. We’re learning to combine keyboard w/macro, and macro w/macro, in a single seamless transmission. We’re also learning to see our macros as configurable tools. They are easily re-purposed; it’s often simpler to revise a macro instead of building from scratch. With a little practice, they can be revised on-the-fly.

To send Comment-Text and ORCAtest.jpg in one transmission, type or Paste your comments into the TX window. Click TX/RX Button first, then click the Path Evaluation Macro. Text will print first, followed by the image. After sending the image, the Path Macro will close w/your CALLSIGN and end transmission.

This Exercise can also be done with two macros, the Comment Macro and Path Evaluation Macro (see: website Macro page). You can send Image and Text in one transmission by clicking either Macro first followed by the other. For the Macro you start with, remove closing ID & <RX Tag so the transmitter remains on for the 2nd macro. Using 2 macros that usually stand alone, you need to revise beginning/end IDs in both Macros.

The Exercise entails sending image and comments in one transmission with normal ID at beginning and end, ie: ‘ORCA < URCALL’ & ‘< URCALL’. There are numerous ways to accomplish this exercise. Experiment. Some configurations have unanticipated results. Try for the most efficient results w/minimal coding. Perfect your macros w/radio off. Test on-air with colleagues b4 net. Save these instructions and prepare for: 08/Mar/22.

In last week’s Comment Round, Jaye KE6SLS asked for help configuring the Path Evaluation Macro for his RaspberryPi 4/4 OS. Next-day email from Don KJ7VGV had the solution. On rare occasion, even Jaye needs input; he’s usually the Elmer. ORCA DIGITAL NET, Western Digital Net, and Humboldt Digital Emergency Net are good places to ask technical questions. There’s a wealth of Amateur/Digital experience on these nets. Don’t hesitate to ask questions.

We’re using my antenna tonight until we can fix whatever is bothering Doug’s antenna. Tnx for the early emails of RXed test images… they give me a good indication of ur copy with our #2 antenna
BK
Over to Doug K7KY w/tonite’s Advanced NBEMS exercise < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:43Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

GE, our Basic NBEMS Exercise begins in OFDM-500F (500hz,FEC).
We’ll fill with PSK-500R (440wpm,500hz,80%,FEC) & MFSK-32
(630hz,120wpm,100%,FEC).   < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Note: Some content missing, Mindy’s log on main antenna (RFI 15over9)

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

We begin with … W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 11 6968>{2CD1}3 11
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

AE6LJ

No Copy de AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KR7KR

DE KR7KR
File : e;
Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7DV

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KE6SLS

No copy on FLDigi.
< ke6sls k

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:49Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:49Z PSK-500R @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 A1AF>{2CD1}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 D3E2>{2CD1}20220221234846:ex245.txt
<ID 16 856A>{2CD1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 C9B7>{2CD1}663 11 64
<DESC 12 7A7F>{2CD1}ex#245
<FILE 30 D3E2>{2CD1}20220221234846:ex245.txt
<ID 16 856A>{2CD1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 C9B7>{2CD1}663 11 64
<DESC 12 7A7F>{2CD1}ex#245
<DATA 72 96C4>{2CD1:1}
ADVANCED NBEMS – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise
<DATA 72 04F2>{2CD1:2}

In FLMSG, create a Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex245.m2s’. Make
<DATA 72 FCFB>{2CD1:3}’*NR’ = 10, make ‘*STN ORIG’ = URCALL, Make ‘PLACE OF ORIG’ = UR
<DATA 72 F109>{2CD1:4} QTH, Enter ‘TIME FILED’ & ‘*MON DDY’, Make ‘*TO’ = Mindy W7ZAP.
<DATA 72 7B36>{2CD1:5} Make ‘TEL:’ = 800-555-1234

Scroll up in the RX buffer to ANN
<DATA 72 0745>{2CD1:6}OUNCEMENTS. Copy the last sentence in the 1st paragraph. Paste i
<DATA 72 7956>{2CD1:7}t in the ‘TXT:’ window.

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word cou
<DATA 72 17B4>{2CD1:8}nt). Make ‘SIG:’ = URCALL, make ‘OP NOTE:’ = ORCA ex#245. SAVE f
<DATA 72 2FE9>{2CD1:9}ile.

If you complete this Advanced exercise, send the file to
<DATA 73 B507>{2CD1:10} NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST
<DATA 32 5094>{2CD1:11}’ to ‘W7ZAP’.    14

<CNTL 10 3704>{2CD1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9708>{2CD1:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:50Z PSK-500R @ 1499>>

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

WB7EUX

DE WB7EUX
File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 15 9385>{2CD1}CONFIRMED
DE WB7EUX K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

WA7HHE

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

DE WA7HHE
File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 15 9385>{2CD1}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>
X015 9385>{2CDqc oaONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

AE6LJ

File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 8 3F63>{2CD1}6
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KR7KR

nV 7KR
File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 17 9F18>{2CD1}2 3 4 5 11
DE KR7KR K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

K7DV

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:53Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 8 CF63>{2CD1}5
DE ke6sls K


tx I  em   Wasdn9¾ oz
Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 A1AF>{2CD1}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 30 D3E2>{2CD1}20220221234846:ex245.txt
<ID 16 856A>{2CD1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 C9B7>{2CD1}663 11 64
<DESC 12 7A7F>{2CD1}ex#245
<FILE 30 D3E2>{2CD1}20220221234846:ex245.txt
<ID 16 856A>{2CD1}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 15 C9B7>{2CD1}663 11 64
<DESC 12 7A7F>{2CD1}ex#245
<DATA 72 96C4>{2CD1:1}
ADVANCED NBEMS – FLDIGI/FLMSG/FLAMP file-manipulation exercise
<DATA 72 04F2>{2CD1:2}

In FLMSG, create a Radiogram named,’URCALL_ex245.m2s’. Make
<DATA 72 FCFB>{2CD1:3}’*NR’ = 10, make ‘*STN ORIG’ = URCALL, Make ‘PLACE OF ORIG’ = UR
<DATA 72 F109>{2CD1:4} QTH, Enter ‘TIME FILED’ & ‘*MON DDY’, Make ‘*TO’ = Mindy W7ZAP.
<DATA 72 7B36>{2CD1:5} Make ‘TEL:’ = 800-555-1234

Scroll up in the RX buffer to ANN
<DATA 72 0745>{2CD1:6}OUNCEMENTS. Copy the last sentence in the 1st paragraph. Paste i
<DATA 72 7956>{2CD1:7}t in the ‘TXT:’ window.

Click the RED ‘ck’ button (word cou
<DATA 72 17B4>{2CD1:8}nt). Make ‘SIG:’ = URCALL, make ‘OP NOTE:’ = ORCA ex#245. SAVE f
<DATA 72 2FE9>{2CD1:9}ile.

If you complete this Advanced exercise, send the file to
<DATA 73 B507>{2CD1:10} NCS with FLAMP in the Traffic Round. Before sending,change ‘QST
<DATA 32 5094>{2CD1:11}’ to ‘W7ZAP’.    14

<CNTL 10 3704>{2CD1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9708>{2CD1:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 15 9385>{2CD1}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 15 9385>{2CD1}CONFIRME

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:57Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KR7KR

DE KbeidLe

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

KE6SLS

sendr e ®File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 15 9385>{2CD1}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T03:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1504>>

Not bad, 7 of 8 stations CONFIRMED   the first two modes were a bit too ambitious  for the band…   I’m dithereing a bit of time away to let these guys have a few extra minutes to work this exercise..  We’re all a bit rusty and this one will take a lot longer than the Basic Exercises..  Good work all around   btn < K7KY

K7K7 < W7ZAP
Nice work Doug! You’ve been on the run all afternoon trying to run down the ant. RF issue right up until the start of the net… only to have ur laptop battery ready to quit as you started the exercise… one of those days… way to hang in there!

OFDM500F: 0 CONFIRMED
PSK-500R: 3 CONFIRMED
MFSK-32: 4 CONFIRMED

BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:00:08p  04:00:08z
Late Ck-In?  < NCS

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Gene W1EEP < W7ZAP

Gene u ready to go? Not much time 4 you tonight < W7ZAP

We begin the TRAFFIC round with Gene W1EEP <
W7ZAP

We”l come back to Gene
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Tom WB7EUX  < NCS

QST DE WB7EUX

<PROG 18 C740>{AA79}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 FE26>{AA79}20220223035841:WB7EUX_ex245.m2s
<ID 36 0693>{AA79}WB7EUX Joseph OR DN15ji Windom
<SIZE 15 4B5B>{AA79}325 3 112
<DATA 120 4859>{AA79:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEoXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DbkiUg9zHdk0l+dIRapq/q8z11vuFf9O9o
HqVxiroNdqzAkCnishHxsBtbR+IkM
<DATA 120 16B8>{AA79:2}dWOvfZZpilGFhvwmpODv+j2jvkmusrNFYDCk4GHcN8vn4Z3whKbz2P8K+n0tZg9rcGUZ93uu1OpzYSGaJsc
Riqhbz5LppagJsrwtL2K9GDjH2KLK
<DATA 109 B05D>{AA79:3}PpCmj45phWTY9bYZhe5Oe93zCWq+rO1rClzQCj1KyxMd0E7HTMtgefC9wqEE0oJGBoeulnf9idhQnbRqfMS
NuYvRQAA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 53B7>{AA79:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F3BB>{AA79:EOT}

DE WB7EUX K

DE W7ZAP
File : WB7EUX_ex245.m2s
<MISSING 15 799F>{AA79}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T04:05Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W7ZAP DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 FAE8>{CD04}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 35 A600>{CD04}20220223035822:WA7HHE_254.m2s
<ID 38 3334>{CD04}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 15 3508>{CD04}405 4 128
<DESC 13 DA14>{CD04}245.m2s
<DATA 136 52A7>{CD04:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFzXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DcHto3Mb1i50RCbN3RGzt6zorIrpQMC9A
mdwZNkZTVna/FOmtPWrmSOgh5OpnC47aOy/qsCe022NbLT
<DATA 136 E5A7>{CD04:2}FsEc+v5QvetX/jXZFYvuqbjkFFLijJ5JRvB01/gNwwjayljQn+oi9qS+WoaVWpl+nNs/Mk2fE/LvBbhzFOMb7W+
GNSoUCOAEmxBzerQB6yA4OjsEvAUMTQTor+JQnRwy
<DATA 136 229D>{CD04:3}HXQbSUA2iBC8zOroaFzjzS1BNODXA/PrHKvy6W/TjVhvsWSeyq77+fR/Xp2oxBbeLXeDjZrnbknungSykffWk
+wXTjolcm2vzwozR/Ix3Tp2Wz2qA5FEIypxJ4Ai3ltn
<DATA 29 0685>{CD04:4}ePb2srmAA==
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 D119>{CD04:EOF}
<CNTL 10 7115>{CD04:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

DE W7ZAP
File : WA7HHE_254.m2s
<MISSING 15 D95E>{CD04}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Dennis W6DLW 4 Traffic < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T04:07Z MFSK-32 @ 1493>>

W7ZAP DE W6DLW

<PROG 18 607C>{2722}FLAMP 2.2.03
<FILE 36 93B7>{2722}20220223035722:W6DLW_ex245.m2s
<ID 28 6AEB>{2722}W6DLW Cedar City, Utah
<SIZE 14 392C>{2722}389 7 64
<DATA 72 4E0B>{2722:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAFJXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzTdVMTRpo04ZcTrqbG
<DATA 72 D343>{2722:2}rNwpQsqOuHXKCO11093y+O4t259PKxv9mVyob+Xqjqx2muiABCOgWG1UamgDwqao
<DATA 72 D097>{2722:3}Qe5vc9sazHDxVrPz+CG6pRFxjtgBpQj1+lkwMXjJDD13YBy5avOJmgze628/Xl4h
<DATA 72 6527>{2722:4}dmKH05bTtpG2ST3tn1Iv0GgzdqDg5OfapRjgrn3m2uBlc+7FIFiErM6kTagKhPpG
<DATA 72 7D08>{2722:5}MD5vhtGBMEAFqdZjudB8E+X5zb3zCTkxnvYPt7ajgc1uXITsmEl5HmsTJ3Yw3sQG
<DATA 72 325B>{2722:6}k0I0FeexCpsCQilm9SvK4AdRLvpAhT7fuyMPPSxNn4ARIyRnLs+GHqWAA==
[b64
<DATA 13 5F95>{2722:7}:end] <CNTL 10 1415>{2722:EOF}
<CNTL 10 B419>{2722:EOT}

DE W6DLW K

DE W7ZAP
File : W6DLW_ex245.m2s
<MISSING 15 1472>{2722}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Lamar AE6LJ 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE AE6LJ

<PROG 18 E7AB>{43E2}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 36 B6FD>{43E2}20220223040142:AE6LJ_ex245.m2s
<ID 30 A527>{43E2}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 14 97DE>{43E2}337 6 64
<FILE 36 B6FD>{43E2}20220223040142:AE6LJ_ex245.m2s
<ID 30 A527>{43E2}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 14 97DE>{43E2}337 6 64
<DATA 72 3C9B>{43E2:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEbXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DcHto3Mb1i50HNi
<DATA 72 E09F>{43E2:2}RikBXbbnYA4ytszp8YaK/P0pubcLTN4Dxm4ac3J0ojFXG4xDtdo4xUt+adjHz53I
<DATA 72 3926>{43E2:3}ahXdDsebSK2upgNlqoRWodGzYpHaxmKHcYrR1U4yC5hF08TsKoLYW2Ky72qrUoK7
<DATA 72 1B9A>{43E2:4}5yw0sIsTsHR19i2kXk2YUiJfVaKxx1Lo24BQSbu/0vXu2i6b2uoBr0FDSbiwnjO6
<DATA 72 C469>{43E2:5}qN7EB9ZVSu+dxP3U7ArTCTtcqUxtt3jmbt5AtcEnoYNenO/N0dLVpLTAMiblAuOz
<DATA 25 E3D0>{43E2:6}SLQhtAA
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4038>{43E2:EOF}
<CNTL 10 E034>{43E2:EOT}

DE AE6LJ K

DE W7ZAP
File : AE6LJ_ex245.m2s
<MISSING 15 22CE>{43E2}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

KR7KR Ken ur turn 4 Traffic  < W7ZAP

QST DE KR7KR

<PROG 18 A25F>{5E3F}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 CB8B>{5E3F}20220223040255:KR7KR_ex2455.m2s
<ID 23 14AD>{5E3F}KR7KR Enoch, Utah
<SIZE 14 3873>{5E3F}329 6 64
<DATA 72 E289>{5E3F:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEUXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS38hI/ipuVEunehKI
<DATA 72 1ED7>{5E3F:2}g5BdZhEYK5u+eX6JYjOVLQhnlYAy4hHE5GUhWaks6kmCZeSAE3eG7LdiIEiJv3Np
<DATA 72 507F>{5E3F:3}Wo/edPdLqVZf2ZG/mM81kSTgDj2RuDCHVp9H1XvOJzNV0a4sYuup2OjpOeILMyId
<DATA 72 4CD0>{5E3F:4}gQPUvxErY8YLYVf9GcWiYLVvncsWn57/LpbUlgWsSCC77LbhwSisxCaEnF55LDLn
<DATA 72 CFE8>{5E3F:5}Yus0ahUuwXYUJYECEVnNY/SO7ZzWd0uD4cncou6mihkOvzei8aAa6xWfvBpBwA=

<DATA 17 4188>{5E3F:6}[b64:end] <CNTL 10 ADAF>{5E3F:EOF}
<CNTL 10 0DA3>{5E3F:EOT}

DE KR7KR K

DE W7ZAP
File : KR7KR_ex2455.m2s
<MISSING 15 938E>{5E3F}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

We had no reply from K7DV on 2 rounds of the NBEMS exercise.
If we get no reply from a stn 2X… we move to QNX.
BK

Next 4 Traffic is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

w7zap DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 6551>{A3B9}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 37 02F5>{A3B9}20220223035922:ke6sls_ex245.m2s
<ID 23 0B5D>{A3B9}ke6sls Eureka! CA
<SIZE 15 7189>{A3B9}333 3 128
<DATA 136 5197>{A3B9:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAEEXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4A04iI1iNI47BBbzwyhm+GqG5w2z4O+q9
K8Ov3UAe1NQF0yh/B6PJ7HCQImCJ5Bp4kFo7XAQdKJoKST3
<DATA 136 F316>{A3B9:2}bERFH92YrHg7bsVu3t66Cwo418ZMoxY7uj0Sd61PzfYmcaQNCFod8xDC82pHvk4HrtDVdD9iUf0w53NDGEL
ygI9nxOEijwTUMYWvEJSnmu9joFHsKoE3u/r9wj7Ld0bh
<DATA 85 F612>{A3B9:3}CUOw2cX5CqtIrfwxwIH9C1Awxq2yRCTj46d3S551HuLqUz1XqYH/bloy+FpfZ3kQAA=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 6915>{A3B9:EOF}
<CNTL 10 C919>{A3B9:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

DE W7ZAP
File : ke6sls_ex245.m2s
<MISSING 15 786A>{A3B9}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

W1EEP Gene ur turn 4 Traffic  < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T04:16Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

W7ZAP  DE W1EEP i HAVE NO IDEA WHERE I SAVED IT BUT NOT TO BE FOUND IN TIME SORRY STILL LOOKING WILL DO IT AGAIN AND SEE WHERE IT IS.  THANKS GETTING SNOW HERE SHOULD SNOW TILL 5 PM TOMORROW 73″S TO ALL

RR Gene
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:17:11p  04:17:11z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

We will need more Relay

sri – wrong buffer to work from Great exercise tonight and thanks to the net controls. wx is brutal right now with lots of new snow and extremely low temps (-4 tonight). All is well. 73 de WB7EUX

FB Tom… that is cold. We are expected to get 29F tonight… cold 4 us
BK
I had a late VidID…
K0KEX  < W7ZAP Rick u active or QNX? < W7ZAP

K0KEX < W7ZAP  TU Rick
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
We’ll get u 4 comments at the end… u follow KE6SLS
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE  < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T04:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

GE to the net < WA7HHE, more of that white stuff on the ground and its wet, so we will take all we can get. Spent couple of hours leaning how to use the “other tool” in the digital tool box today. Noticed it earlier interfering on net freq tonight. Still love NBEMS.
Comment to the newer folks, even us old timers slip up at time with the message exercise, but the challenge is what makes ORCA a blast. Big Thanks to Mindy and Doug.
Everyone stay warm. < Brad

It’s a challenge too when we don’t practice as often… You are all doing a great job. We are here to practice and mistakes come w/that

BK

Over to Dennis W6DLW 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-02-23T04:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1499>>

ORCA NCS< W7ZAP/K7KY – Well another great net and exercise tonight. It’s great to see all the check in’s. Currently snowing here with reports that we could get 6 to 7 inches by morning. We need the water so I say yea!. Not much further here.  73 to all.  W6DLW

<<W6DLW>

FB Dennis. Stay warm out there!
BK

Over to Lamar AE6LJ 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA Digital Net < AE6LJ

Woke up this morning to 33 degrees outside and a light dusting of snow. Huh, just when I had given up on any winter in 2022 and begun to work on my suntan instead…

Found myself off 1500 WF during the OFDM-500 pass(?).

Thanks Mindy and Doug. The advanced exercise makes for a really exciting net. I feel for you on that noise problem.

73, de AE6LJ k

Hard to say what happened on the OFDM pass… I didnt copy Doug’s TxID at all. I wasnt sure if everyone else did… but they did.
Gremlins!
BK
KR7KR Ken ur up 4 Comments  < W7ZAP

ORCA DIGITAL NET < KR7KR

It’s cold and snowy here tonight.  Abt 30 degrees
Making good progress on Basement repairs.
I hope to soon be able to get more distance between my radio and my computer
Hopefully this will reduce my noise problems
Good copy on most
Stay Warm and safe
Thanks for the net
73 to all

de KR7KR k

Good luck w/ur repairs. Good to have you working w/us agn
BK
Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS  < NCS

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

w7zap, 12db, 100%, P4, FLM 100%,
k7ky, 13db, 100%, FLA 0%,92%,100%
w1eep, 4db, 100%,
wb7eux, 9db, 100%, FLA 100%
wa7hhe, 7db, 100%, FLA 100%
w6dlw, 1db, 100%, FLA 100%
ae6lj, 4db, 100%, FLA 100%
kr7kr, 7db, 100%, FLA 100%
k7dv, –, nc
k0kex, -14, 100%

We received .18″ of rain today, which brought THIS YEARS total rainfall
to .70″ of rain.  Whew, this could be the worst year yet for drought,
water restrictions, and fire hazard.

Tonight we brace for deep freeze warnings with temps down to the 20s here on the coast.  So far, we didn’t get the expected wind, but I am sure it’s on the way which makes the dryness even worse :|  So toss another log on the fire tonight.

Not taking NVIS for granted tonight, but so far, heard all stations, with NCS dipping some as net gets started.

Sounds like you KX3 might be VERY helpful tracking down the noise source haunting your QTH.  Sure hope you can find & squish it asap.

Good ex tonight.  Keeps us THINKING and that is a VERY GOOD THING

Temp now at 38 and falling . . . “|

Great seeing all the sigs on the WF tonight.

Stay well, keep the peace, and look for you all again soon.

73

Jaye ke6sls k

Great report Jaye. Yikes! That’s not enough rain at all. Scary.
BTW good work w/ur local digital Ops!
BK
K0KEX Rick ur up 4 Comments  < W7ZAP

NCS> Good evening to Doug, Mindy and net
10 degs F here 65 degs difference from Monday
I have one FLamp ex245 Radiogram  for the net
I also have Sig Eval image available

Rick u can TX ur radiogram in the monitor’s session following the net
BK

Over to Doug K7KY 4 Comments < W7ZAP

ORCA < K7KY
ORCA DIGITAL NET Welcomes K7MEE in Priest River,ID, Claude K8MPW in Wendell,ID, & Eric KK7APK in Coos Bay,OR.  Drop us email if you would like email notice when the Net Report is published. ncs@orcadigitalnet.com

We’ll add the instructions (from Announcements)for the next Path Evaluation Macro exercise to the Net Report too.

Our RFI issue is weird.  We’ve stopped some of it and Mindy’s antenna is quiet, but mine is still 10over9.  We’ve been spoiled here with 30yrs of no BG noise.

Years ago, we thought ORCA would wrap up around 7yrs, but no. Today, it’s bigger than ever w/no end in sight. Thanks for your participation and support. We really enjoy working with you. < Doug K7KY

Nice comments Doug… we hv to do some ant juggling to both TX these days!
BK

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

2034L – 0434Z
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

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

I have Rick K0KEX at the top of my roster

N7SDC    QNX

W7ZAP de KJ7VGV Ready to transmit advanced lost original long story

N7SDC  < W7ZAP I hv u
BK
KJ7VGV  < W7ZAP I hv u
BK
anyone else? < W7ZAP

K0KEX  < W7ZAP Rick ove rto u < W7ZAP

NCS>  RR Standby k0kex

QST DE K0KEX/B

<PROG 18 A588>{1414}FLAMP 2.2.07
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<ID 14 2501>{1414}K0KEX/B
<SIZE 15 ECA4>{1414}457 1 640
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[b64:end] <CNTL 10 9772>{1414:EOF}
<CNTL 10 377E>{1414:EOT}

QST DE K0KEX/B K

Tnx 4 using the Monitor’s session Rick… here’s ur report
DE W7ZAP
File : 2-22-22_ex245.m2s
<MISSING 15 586E>{1414}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

N7SDC  < W7ZAP ur up Steve < W7ZAP

Rick go again… I doubled w/u < W7ZAP

FB I have one Sig Eval image IF time permits  de K0KEX

Ok Rick go w/ur image < W7ZAP Lëzonekdg E r

Pic:140×140;

Pretty good copy considering the DX!
BK
N7SDC  < W7ZAP ur up Steve < W7ZAP

DE N7SDC
File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 8 6F60>{2CD1}3
DE N7SDC K

DE W7ZAP

FLAMP Relay

<DATA 72 FCFB>{2CD1:3}’*NR’ = 10, make ‘*STN ORIG’ = URCALL, Make ‘PLACE OF ORIG’ = UR
<CNTL 10 3704>{2CD1:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9708>{2CD1:EOT}

DE W7ZAP K

DE N7SDC
File : ex245.txt
<MISSING 15 9385>{2CD1}CONFIRMED
DE N7SDC K

FB Steve… need anything else? < W7ZAP  eACnewwm tnthefërth wind here.

The band is not very good here tonite.
Was not able to copy some of the ops that I normal could copy
during ck-in.  Had to use your ack as my relay hihi
Was late getting from the Idaho ARES net so I missed some of
the op ck-ins.  I logged 31, 4 were new to my database.

Did not receive Signal eval at start of net.
End of net signal eval image not worth sending hihi

Love the ORCA net.  I have a lot of fun learning and trying new
projects.  Good thing I have a large dumby load to practice into.

<de N7SDC

That’s great comments Steve. U might not copy me/us as well on my antenna. Band is whatever it is tonight… up/down. Glad ur practicing what u are and enjoying it! Good to work w/u and hope to cu on the WF agn soon!
BK
KJ7VGV  < W7ZAP Over to u Don < W7ZAP  i ec ¾Wujt lrea

K7ZAP DE KJ7VGV

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[b64
<DATA 13 746F>{995B:8}:end] <CNTL 10 589A>{995B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F896>{995B:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

DE W7ZAP
File : ORCA_EX245.m2s
<MISSING 14 A6DE>{995B}1 2 3 6
DE W7ZAP K

K7ZAP DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 47B8>{995B}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 5C78>{995B:1}[b64:start]AUxaTUEAAAGEXQAAAAQAHhmJhvwzDh5XomGzS4DbkiUg9zHdjzv5l
<DATA 72 636E>{995B:2}fv++7lMJgAt0YomITlafUQcxc+KNzLsXJV8H/T/Lm1wtu7p9GN9rITqvfAJXfnWO
<DATA 72 F20F>{995B:3}IVIiTq8eWeUO+zc8DLX3/4wLF4ecIk72t9fKroV2+T/2lt769ppHUIMZEKJa39e7
<DATA 72 C214>{995B:6}eKoXijrUkwff6WHaMCBRN65Sjf0cZSUAgtU3VQ/nv585cxej7dZBauohtdEpoDGp
<CNTL 10 589A>{995B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 F896>{995B:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

DE W7ZAP
File : ORCA_EX245.m2s
<MISSING 15 5B31>{995B}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

KJ7VGV  < W7ZAP Anything else Don? < W7ZAP

Not realy just a very cold storm going through btn

I think a lot of the US is getting it. Stay warm!
BK
There was another stn (maybe SDC?) ? < W7ZAP

I wanted to get one more advanced net under my belt before I jumped in.  Feel ing better and more confident with my skillls. Thanks to yo0ou all foor the net.   Like i saiid I am really iinnjoying the activities.  73s
N7SDC

N7SDC  < W7ZAP I think ur good to go to the ACTIVE session for basic or advanced. The monitor’s session is a great way to get a good handle on what’s going on. Ur looking good Steve! Thnx for using this session to get ready. BTU < W7ZAP

Thank you and “Doug for the hard work, and I mean it must have been really hard in the beginning.  It keeps me busy but that is what I like.  Its better than sitting here just watching and not be involved.  Thanks again.  73s  N7SDC

N7SDC  < W7ZAP RR Steve. We’ll see u agn soon 73
BK
Anyone else want fills or comments b4 we close? < W7ZAP

OK… going to TX the updated roster and close up!
73

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[WRAP:beg][WRAP:lf][WRAP:fn 0RCA.b2s]<flmsg>4.0.19
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W7ZAP 20222302045720
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20220202034747
<blankform>
:mg:1126 ORCA DIGITAL NET 22/FEB/22 Check-in/Rotation

Check-ins: 36
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX
KE7IN Kevin Underwood,WA QNX
N7OOS Earl Boise,ID QNX
KF7ZIY Dave Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KA7ERV Rob Centerville,ID QNX
KE7ZPG Steven McKinleyvile,CA QNX
KD0NBH John Kansas City,MO QNX
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
N2RSN David Keno,OR QNX
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
W6ADZ Darrell Reno,NV QNX
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W0JSH John Platte City,MO QNX
AE7LM David Hailey,ID QNX
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX (no reply 2X)
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
K7MEE Mark Priest River,ID QNX
KB6NN Howard Eureka,CA QNX
K6ETA Steve Mt Shasta,CA QNX VidID
KM7H Jim Addy,WA QNX
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX VidID
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT QNX VidID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX
K8MPW Claude Wendell,ID QNX
KK7APK Eric Coos Bay,OR QNX
K0KEX Rick Smithville,MO
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum E7AD][WRAP:end] … end

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27/SEPT/22 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 27/Sep/22 Check-In/Rotation Check-ins: 24 Stations: W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT __WY7SJM Steve Casper,WY QNX AE6LJ Lamar Redway,CA __K6FVC Fred Jerome,ID QNX WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT __W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT QNX KS6M John Oakland,CA __W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ [...]

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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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