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ORCA DIGITAL NET 26/JUL/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 23
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
__KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
__KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA (QNX@ 20:13)
__N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA (QNX@ 20:14)
__N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
__KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
__W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
__WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
__WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
__KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
__KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
__W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
__KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX RELAY: KG7VVN
__W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY: KG7VVN
__K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS

Will we ever exit Solar Minimum? Band condx are still difficult. We’ve not logged anyone East of Utah for months now. We’re not anxious for Winter, but we’d appreciate band condx associated with long winter nights. Relays are essential in these condx. Bruno KG7VVN in Beryl,UT Relayed Richard KK6RJR in Bakersfield,CA and Steve W7WSV in Mesa,AZ tonight. We couldn’t copy either of them.

Tonight’s Advanced NBEMS Exercise included OFDM-500. The last time we began the Exercise in OFDM-500, one station CONFIRMED it directly. Lamar AE6LJ had a difficult time with the mode. His cursor was all over the waterfall. Tonight, Lamar CONFIRMED OFDM-500 immediately, the only station to CONFIRM OFDM-500. Go figure. OFDM is very fast, but not nearly as robust as MFSK & THOR, our most dependable modes with reasonable speed. We seldom need modes like OLIVIA, but we’ll certainly use them when necessary.

The Roster ticked up to 23 stations tonight, 7 of them participating in the Advanced NBEMS Exercise. All our Exercises are self-evaluating and self-correcting. One aspect of our weekly Exercises seems to fly under the radar. We seldom address individual Exercise performance with the exception of Protocol errors. Each Exercise has a number at the end that reflects the number of discreet tasks in the Exercise. Reading Comprehension is a key skill we practice in these Exercises. Parsing instructions correctly is essential to implementing them correctly.

Most Advanced NBEMS Exercise errors are Reading Comprehension errors. The Exercises all have numerous elements in common. They differ in small details to encourage careful parsing. Another aspect of this issue is instruction clarity. Writing instructions clearly is equally challenging to parsing them correctly. We do our best to write them clearly. We’re also learning as we go.

Next session is the 1st Tuesday of August and we’ll have a Basic NBEMS Exercise. Bruno KG7VVN will conduct the Exercise. Bruno and Don KJ7VGV have both learned this NCS routine and will conduct the monthly Basic Exercises as long as they like. We’ve been working toward enabling members to conduct net operations for years. Hats-Off to these two for committing their time and energy to learning NCS tasks. They helped us refine the instructions and Macros, making learning easier for those who follow.

Next week we’ll be experimenting with Macros in the Comment Round. Here’s the instructions from tonight’s Announcements:

…. we’ll revise the Path Evaluation Macro to automatically switch to MFSK-64 and return to MFSK-32 when transmission ends. Send the Path Macro 1st. We’re not Daisy-Chaining tonight; the Macros should start/stop on their own. The following Tags will switch the Path Macro from MFSK-32 to MFSK-64 b4 transmission begins and reset MFSK-32 when transmission ends: <PUSH:m>. <MODEM:MFSK64>, <@POP>. Experiment off-air with their placement in the Macro. For some Tags, their position in the Macro is important, for other it’s not. The Macro Parser reads the whole Macro to determine execution order.

Images from the net:

KG7VVN Beryl, UT
KJ7VGV Reno, NV
KK6RJR Bakersfield, CA
KS6M Oakland, CA
W1EEP Pine Valley, UT
W6DLW Cedar City, UT

Thanks for practicing with us tonight. We look forward to working with you again next Tuesday evening.

73 Doug K7KY & Mindy W7ZAP

— Net Log —

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T01:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

TEST DE KF7ZIY

DE W1EEP

DE W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T01:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

de W7WXV

The following is a QST…

Fire Weather Discussion for NE Oregon and SE Washington

National Weather Service Pendleton OR
2:44 PM PDT Tue Jul 26 2022

DISCUSSION
Excessive Hea coesngs or Heat Advisories are now in effect for the forecast area through Saturday. Daytime RH`s will be low and nighttime recoveries poor to moderate. Light winds are expected through Thursday though, helping to mitigate red flag concerns. There is a very slight chance of a dry thunderstorm for southwestern Deschutes County in the Cascades on Wednesday, but this risk remains very low. Increasing breezy winds along the Cascade Gaps are
expected over the weekend.

NNNN

This concludes the QSTs at this time.

de W7WXV sk

DE KL7RI QNX K

DE W1EEP

All ORCA < W7ZAP
I have the following stns checked-in from my RX window:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
BK

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

WA7HHE < W7ZAP TU Brad
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
GE Brad
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:04Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KM6FCR QNX
It has been a while since I touched bases with ORCA, running our local 2m diginet tonight. Take care all! Back to you

KM6FCR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
Good to CU Jay… enjoy ur 2m net
BTW u were 1484WF
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

AE6LJ

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

Hmmm… my TX had a bit of a hiccup!
My last TX agn

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

NCS de N6ZZO N6ZZO QNX

N6ZZO < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
Tnx 4 ck-in Kai
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

WA6CR

WA6CR < W7ZAP TU Jack
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
GE Jack
BK next?? < W7ZAP

N7SDC QNX

N7SDC < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
Tnx 4 ck-in Steve
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

NCS < KW6M KW6M QNX

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
N6ZZO Kai Eureka,CA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR 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) < W7ZAP/NCS

W7WXV QNX

W7WXV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
GE Carroll & tnx 4 TXing the WX/Fire bulletin
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

W7ZAP/NCS de N6ZZO Mindy, could you please change my QTH from Eureka to McKinleyville. Thx.

N6ZZO < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX
RR Kai & tnx 4 correction :-)
BK next 4 ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:18Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

DE WB7TZD QNX

WB7TZD < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
GE Tom
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

WB7EUX WB7EUX QNX

WB7EUX < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
GE Tom
BK next?? < W7ZAPP

KG7VVN KG7VVN

KG7VVN < W7ZAP TU Bruno
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
GE Bruno
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

NCS <W6DLW

W6DLW < W7ZAP TU Dennis
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
GE Dennis
BK next?? < W7ZAP
KS6M QNX

KS6M < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
Tnx 4 ck-in John
BK next?? < W7ZAP

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA 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) < W7ZAP/NCS

KE6SLS

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

KJ7VGV QNX

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
GE Don
BK next 4 ck-in? < W7ZAP

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

Early ORCA Ck-Ins:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX

2022-07-26 19:29:42p 02:29:42z
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

Advanced NBEMS 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

W7EAZ QNX

W7EAZ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

Rly KK6RJR KK

KK6RJR QNX < KG7VVN

KK6RJR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX RELAY: KG7VVN
Tnx Bruno! I thought there was a lite one in there
BK
Any more ck-ins b4 we begin?? < W7ZAP

KG7VVN < W7ZAP Bruno pls relay call 4 ck-in TU < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

KG7VVN Relaying ORCA DIGITAL NET Ck-In
Not copying NCS? Ck-In QNX here … < KG7VVN

Last sta agn pse

Rly W&WSV QNX < KG7VVN

W7WSV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY: KG7VVN
Nice work Bruno!
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 20222707023851
:hdr_ed:21
W7ZAP 20222607230226
<blankform>
:mg:718 ORCA DIGITAL NET 26/JUL/22 Check-In/Rotation

Check-ins: 22
Stations:
W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT
KL7RI John Reno,NV QNX
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KM6FCR Jay Kelseyville,CA QNX
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA
N6ZZO Kai McKinleyville,CA QNX
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA
N7SDC Steve Rigby,ID QNX
KW6M Steve Walton,OR QNX
W7WXV Carroll Prineville,OR QNX
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA QNX
WB7EUX Tom Joseph,OR QNX
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
KS6M John Oakland,CA QNX
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
KJ7VGV Don Reno,NV QNX
W7EAZ Mark Federal Way,WA QNX
KK6RJR Richard Bakersfield,CA QNX RELAY: KG7VVN
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ QNX RELAY: KG7VVN
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR NCS
[WRAP:chksum 5D2A][WRAP:end] … end

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Early Ck-In is now 30min b4 net beginning at 0200z/1900p.

Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise and Traffic Round. Our Traffic Round is part of the Advanced Exercise. We don’t seek formal Traffic. Emergencies excepted.

Next session, the 1st Tuesday in August, will have a Basic NBEMS Exercise. We’ll also experiment with Macros in the Comment round. For that experiment, we’ll revise the Path Evaluation Macro to automatically switch to MFSK-64 and return to MFSK-32 when transmission ends. Send the Path Macro 1st. We’re not Daisy-Chaining tonight; the Macros should start/stop on their own. The following Tags will switch the Path Macro from MFSK-32 to MFSK-64 b4 transmission begins and reset MFSK-32 when transmission ends: PUSH:m>. MODEM:MFSK64>, @POP>. Experiment off-air with their placement in the Macro. For some Tags, their position in the Macro is important, for other it’s not. The Macro Parser reads the whole Macro to determine execution order. Remember: Tags need <> at both ends.

Jaye KE6SLS’s Humboldt Digital Emergency Net has a good example of where this combination of Tags is helpful. Jaye always switches from MFSK-32 to MFSK-64 for the Bulletin and back to MFSK-32 for net business. These three Tags automate those changes.

Macro Experiment instructions are usually posted in Announcements and/or the Net Report. If you miss Macro experiment instructions, see the Net Log & Report @: orcadigitalnet.com/reports/.

If you would like to conduct ORCA NBEMS Exercises for another training net, Instructions, Macros, and previous Exercises are available. We’ll help you get started.

If you’ve missed Steve K6ETA at Western Digital Net lately, be sure to ck-in this Thursday evening, same time/freq as ORCA. Steve will be the Net Control Station.

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

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

This Advanced NBEMS Exercise begins in OFDM500F (480?wpm,500hz,FEC). We’ll
fill with THOR50x1 (176wpm,900hz,FEC), & MFSK-32 (630hz,120wpm,100%,FEC).
Check your Filters < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:44Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 D11B>{2B45}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 ACD7>{2B45}20220726231118:ex267A.txt
<ID 16 BB24>{2B45}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 6046>{2B45}309 5 64
<FILE 31 ACD7>{2B45}20220726231118:ex267A.txt
<ID 16 BB24>{2B45}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 6046>{2B45}309 5 64
<DATA 72 61CF>{2B45:1}
Advanced NBEMS file-manipulation exercise

Scroll up in the RX
<DATA 72 5A84>{2B45:2} buffer to ANNOUNCEMENTS and COPY the 1st sentence. Create a new
<DATA 72 A8F1>{2B45:3} file in your PC Text Editor named,
‘URCALL_ex267A.txt. PASTE in
<DATA 72 7533>{2B45:4} the Copied text and SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send that file to
<DATA 61 C5EB>{2B45:5}NCS in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP. 6
<CNTL 10 B8B5>{2B45:EOF}
<CNTL 10 18B9>{2B45:EOT}

DE K7KY K

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

We begin with … W1EEP

NO COPY

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 95AF>{2B45}PREAMBLE
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

AE6LJ

DE AE6LJ
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 5DD3>{2B45}CONFIRMED
DE AE6LJ K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:46Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

WA6CR

DE WA6CR
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 8 7523>{2B45}4
DE WA6CR K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

KG7VVN

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:47Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

DE W6DLW
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 16 A348>{2B45}1 2 3 4 5
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

KE6SLS

NCS DE KE6SLS NO COPY

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

KG7VVN

No Copy

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:48Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>
Ÿ
Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:49Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1496>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 D11B>{2B45}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 ACD7>{2B45}20220726231118:ex267A.txt
<ID 16 BB24>{2B45}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 6046>{2B45}309 5 64
<FILE 31 ACD7>{2B45}20220726231118:ex267A.txt
<ID 16 BB24>{2B45}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 6046>{2B45}309 5 64
<DATA 72 61CF>{2B45:1}
Advanced NBEMS file-manipulation exercise

Scroll up in the RX
<DATA 72 5A84>{2B45:2} buffer to ANNOUNCEMENTS and COPY the 1st sentence. Create a new
<DATA 72 A8F1>{2B45:3} file in your PC Text Editor named,
‘URCALL_ex267A.txt. PASTE in
<DATA 72 7533>{2B45:4} the Copied text and SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send that file to
<DATA 61 C5EB>{2B45:5}NCS in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP. 6
<CNTL 10 B8B5>{2B45:EOF}
<CNTL 10 18B9>{2B45:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:50Z THOR 50 x1 @ 1496>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 14 C497>{2B45}2 3 4 5
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:50Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

WA7HHE

File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 14 00D6>{2B45}1 2 4 5
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

AE6LJ

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

WA6CR

DE WA6CR
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 5DD3>{2B45}CONFIRMED
DE WA6CR K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:51Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>
iP eti1H tn

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : Unassigned
<MISSING 14 95AF>{2B45}PREAMBLE
DE KG7VVN K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

DE W6DLW
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 10 77CD>{2B45}2 3
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

KE6SLS

DE ke6sls
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 5DD3>{2B45}CONFIRMED
DE ke6sls K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:52Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 D11B>{2B45}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 31 ACD7>{2B45}20220726231118:ex267A.txt
<ID 16 BB24>{2B45}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 6046>{2B45}309 5 64
<FILE 31 ACD7>{2B45}20220726231118:ex267A.txt
<ID 16 BB24>{2B45}K7KY SW/OR
<SIZE 14 6046>{2B45}309 5 64
<DATA 72 61CF>{2B45:1}
Advanced NBEMS file-manipulation exercise

Scroll up in the RX
<DATA 72 5A84>{2B45:2} buffer to ANNOUNCEMENTS and COPY the 1st sentence. Create a new
<DATA 72 A8F1>{2B45:3} file in your PC Text Editor named,
‘URCALL_ex267A.txt. PASTE in
<DATA 72 7533>{2B45:4} the Copied text and SAVE.

In TRAFFIC Round, send that file to
<DATA 61 C5EB>{2B45:5}NCS in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP. 6
<CNTL 10 B8B5>{2B45:EOF}
<CNTL 10 18B9>{2B45:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

W1EEP

DE W1EEP
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 8 E522>{2B45}5
DE W1EEP K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:54Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

WA7HHE

DE WA7HHE
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 5DD3>{2B45}CONFIRMED
DE WA7HHE K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

WA6CR

DE WA6CR
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 5DD3>{2B45}CONFIRMED
DE WA6CR K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:55Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

KG7VVN

File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 5DD3>{2B45}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

W6DLW

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

DE W6DLW
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 5DD3>{2B45}CONFIRMED
DE W6DLW K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:56Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

KG7VVN

DE KG7VVN
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 5DD3>{2B45}CONFIRMED
DE KG7VVN K

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Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:57Z MFSK-22 @ 1496>>

ORCA DIGITAL NET DE K7KY

<PROG 18 D11B>{2B45}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 61 C5EB>{2B45:5}NCS in FLAMP. B4 sending, change ‘QST’ to ‘W7ZAP. 6
<CNTL 10 B8B5>{2B45:EOF}
<CNTL 10 18B9>{2B45:EOT}

DE K7KY K

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:58Z MFSK-22 @ 1496>>

W1EEP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:58Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

DE W1EEP
File : ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 5DD3>{2B45}CONFIRMED
DE W1EEP K

NCS DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 BD83>{7E19}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 39 E3B7>{7E19}20220708031033:pc TEXT EDITOR.txt
<ID 38 5AB8>{7E19}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 14 528D>{7E19}226 4 64
<FILE 39 E3B7>{7E19}20220708031033:pc TEXT EDITOR.txt
<ID 38 5AB8>{7E19}WA7HHE CEDAR CITY, UTAH (DM37HP)
<SIZE 14 528D>{7E19}226 4 64
<DATA 72 36FF>{7E19:1}

WDN < WA7HHE, GE to the net, geting ready for very hot wea
<DATA 72 971D,

FILE TRANSFER ABORTED

DE WA7HHE BK

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T02:59Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>
ORCA we confirmed all participants tonite. I made a few errors and I’m not alone this time a training net is the best place to make mistakes. even w/a few errors we’d do well with emergency traffic Dennis and Gene remember to disable TxID for ORCA nets tu
btn < K7KY

Interesting to see the RX of modes… good selection to see mode performance in less than ideal band condx.

OFDM-500F: 1 stn
THOR-50×1: 2 stns
MFSK-32: 3 stns
MFSK-22: 1 stns
BK

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:01:32p 03:01:32z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

First station up 4 Traffic Round tonite is Gene W1EEP < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:02Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

W7ZAP DE W1EEP

<PROG 21 559B>{ABAC}FLAMP 2.2.05.04
<FILE 37 160D>{ABAC}20220727030000:ex267A W1EEP.txt
<ID 18 6B7F>{ABAC}W1EEP DM37DJ
<SIZE 14 E934>{ABAC}117 2 64
<DATA 72 3AE2>{ABAC:1}[b64:start]TmV4dCBzZXNzaW9uLCB0aGUgMXN0IFR1ZXNkYXkgaW4gIMKkY3QsI
<DATA 61 3F19>{ABAC:2}HdpbGwgaGF2ZSBhIEJhc2ljIE5CRU1TIEV4ZXJjaXM=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 1BEB>{ABAC:EOF}
<CNTL 10 BBE7>{ABAC:EOT}

DE W1EEP K

DE W7ZAP
File : ex267A W1EEP.txt
<MISSING 15 D458>{ABAC}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

WA7HHE < W7ZAP Brad here’s ur report

DE W7ZAP
File : pc TEXT EDITOR.txt
<MISSING 12 BD9C>{7E19}2 3 4
DE W7ZAP K

NCS DE WA7HHE

<PROG 18 BD83>{7E19}FLAMP 2.2.07
<DATA 72 971D>{7E19:2}ther.
Everyone stay cool. Brad ^r

they should loo
<DATA 72 8806>{7E19:3}k like this: <TXRSID:on &
<@TXRSID:off both with closeing
<DATA 42 803E>{7E19:4} > Problem is my error. BK
<CNTL 10 C29E>{7E19:EOF}
<CNTL 10 6292>{7E19:EOT}

DE WA7HHE K

DE W7ZAP
File : pc TEXT EDITOR.txt
<MISSING 15 43EE>{7E19}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Lamar AE6LJ < NCS

W7ZAP DE AE6LJ

<PROG 18 E1AF>{1B37}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 35 A05C>{1B37}20220727024728:AE6LJ_267A.txt
<ID 30 E2C8>{1B37}AE6LJ Briceland, CA CN80
<SIZE 13 90CA>{1B37}63 1 64
<DATA 71 DA0F>{1B37:1}

Early Ck-In is now 30min b4 net beginning at 0200z/1900p.

<CNTL 10 6AD6>{1B37:EOF}
<CNTL 10 CADA>{1B37:EOT}

DE AE6LJ K

DE W7ZAP
File : AE6LJ_267A.txt
<MISSING 15 2D2E>{1B37}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Jack WA6CR 4 Traffic < NCS

W7ZAP DE WA6CR

<PROG 18 A38E>{5021}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 37 4D7A>{5021}20220727024617:WA6CR_ex267A.txt
<ID 16 C6AE>{5021}WA6CR Jack
<SIZE 13 A1E1>{5021}61 1 64
<DATA 69 B2B8>{5021:1}Tonight we have an Advanced NBEMS Exercise and Traffic Round.
<CNTL 10 F172>{5021:EOF}
<CNTL 10 517E>{5021:EOT}

DE WA6CR K

DE W7ZAP
File : WA6CR_ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 D070>{5021}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Next 4 Traffic is Bruno KG7VVN < NCS

W7ZAP DE KG7VVN

<PROG 18 114B>{636A}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 38 7E32>{636A}20220727030642:KG7VVN_ex267A.txt
<ID 29 3963>{636A}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 13 90FD>{636A}57 1 64
<FILE 38 7E32>{636A}20220727030642:KG7VVN_ex267A.txt
<ID 29 3963>{636A}KG7VVN BERYL, UTAH DM37
<SIZE 13 90FD>{636A}57 1 64
<DATA 65 E277>{636A:1}Early Ck-In is now 30min b4 net beginning at 0200z/1900p.
<CNTL 10 E468>{636A:EOF}
<CNTL 10 4464>{636A:EOT}

DE KG7VVN K

DE W7ZAP
File : KG7VVN_ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 1E2D>{636A}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

Over to Dennis W6DLW 4 Traffic < NCS

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Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:09Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>
I’vbe had a brain fade and didn’t get it completed bk

No worries! QRU is accepted for Traffic round :-)
BK

KE6SLS Jaye ur turn 4 Traffic < W7ZAP

w7zap DE ke6sls

<PROG 18 4E78>{EF4B}FLAMP 2.2.05
<FILE 38 D9DB>{EF4B}20220727025449:ke6sls_ex267A.txt
<ID 23 2909>{EF4B}ke6sls Eureka! CA
<SIZE 13 23B6>{EF4B}58 1 64
<DATA 66 CC08>{EF4B:1}Early Ck-In is now 30min b4 net beginning at 0200z/1900p.

<CNTL 10 3EFD>{EF4B:EOF}
<CNTL 10 9EF1>{EF4B:EOT}

DE ke6sls K

DE W7ZAP
File : ke6sls_ex267A.txt
<MISSING 15 1B1A>{EF4B}CONFIRMED
DE W7ZAP K

ORCA DIGITAL NET
20:12:13p 03:12:13z
Late Ck-In? < NCS

AE6LJ Re-Check QNX

AE6LJ < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
AE6LJ Lamar Briceland,CA QNX
Tnx for working w/us tonite!
BK
Any other late ck-in or out? < W7ZAP

WA6CR has to QRT early < WA6CR

WA6CR < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
WA6CR Jack Novato,CA QNX 73 Jack BK

Anyone else? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:14Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

ORCA < W1EEP Fldigi 4.1.21

W7ZAP DE W1EEP A LITTLE RUSTY BEEN ABOUT 6 MONTHS SINCE I HAVE WORKED A EXERCISE. GOT ABOUT A 1/3 OF INCH RAIN YESTERDAY AND IT RAINING NOW. FIRST WE HAVE RECEIVED IN 5 MONTHS 73’S TO ALL AND THX FOR ALL YOU AND DOUG DO.

I think I’d be rusty at the other end of this exercise too! You guys all do well :-)
Good to hear u got a bit of rain. Tnx for working with us Gene
BK
Next 4 Comments is Brad WA7HHE < NCS
ORCA < WA7HHHE, attempting to use Text editor into FLAMP does not work for me lost my assignment and , so found my comments as follows: ORCA < WA7HHE, overcast this evening with some lightening crashes coming from upon the mountain. Have some great support from our local ECOMM group as we prepare for a local Airport Certification Disaster drill. Two aircraft will collide with a total of 30 causalities. Evacuation of the injured will utilize three rotor wing, one fixed wing and one ground ambulance. Our ECOMM group will be present at the crash site and will call in Triage colours (ORCA’s KR7KR) to two NCS stations located at the Airport EOC from there will hand off to a digital operator (ORCA’s KG7VVN) who will shoot the triage info over to the hospital EOC (ORCA’s W6DLW) with using 8PSK1000F. Have a short distance and pretesting indicates it will work very well. (7 seconds for a HICS 214 page) Want to let our ORCA NCS dual know very much appreciate their training.
73’s Brad

I look forward to hearing about ur disaster drill. I played a ‘victim’ in my teenage years when I was doing work w/search & rescue… we had a similar drill at SFO… was very scary when then giant firetruck turn the big hose on and I floated away! Haha now.
Good luck w/ur drill!
BK

Over to Bruno KG7VVN 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:19Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

ORCA <KG7VVN 03:19:49z
ORCA/NCS GE Mindy/Doug N ORCA Ops

Getting a little rain and weather much cooler the past couple of days in the 80’s vs 90’s.

Helped Utah VHF Society in fixing Monroe repeater (146.840). Peak is 11,200′, antenna twr 100′ South of summit. Found open antenna connector. Was pretty windy and stormy but weather skirted us to the south.

Sig Rprt:

NCS -8, +1 db KBD 90% % FLMSG FLAMP OFDM500F 0% No Mode Sw Thor50x1 0% MFSK 32 100%

KE6SLS -11, -8 db KBD 75% FLAMP 0%
KJ7VGV – 10, +13 db KBD 75%
AE6LJ -10, -6 db KBD 75% FLAMP 50%
W1EEP +10 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
WA7HHE +8, +18 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
WA6CR -3 db KBD 100% FLAMP 100%
KK6RJR -10, -8 db KBD 100%

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

Tnx for RX report. Always good to have a repeater guy in the group. You get to do a bit of driving out in the rugged country to keep things going… good 4 u!
BK

Over to Dennis W6DLW 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:21Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

ORCA NCS< K7KY/W7ZAP, Figured out my mistake. Not much to share tonight. Band looks much better than the last few weeks. Lot of thunder and lightning earlier but very litle rain at my home. Getting ready for an aircraft crash at the airport next month. Good to see all on the waterfall. stay safe 73 to all.

W6DLW

Hope we all get by with no wild fires this year… other areas sure are having a hard time. Good luck w/drill
BK
Next 4 Comments is Jaye KE6SLS < NCS

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:23Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

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

w7zap, 20db, 100%, P4, FLM 100%,
kg7vvn, 3db, 100%, fla 100%
w1eep, 2db, 100%, fla 100%
wa7hhe, 1db, 100%, fla 100%, major emcom training!
ae6lj, 2db, 100%, fla 100%
wa6cr, 8db, 100%, 100%, fla 100%
w6dlw, -6db, 100%, QRU
k7ky, 16db, FLA 0 x1, 100% x2

I will exercise the COMMENT macro again tonight. I really like this macro as it makes it a bit easier to keep up with net and comments. The trick is to SAVE b4 sending :)

We all need to work on our TxID while engaged with ORCA. NCS asks us to NOT use TxiD while on the net.

Good to be back to ORCA net. Last week was a whirlwind and I didn’t even have a change to turn on FLDigi to monitor.

Today, I actually got my stuff done and fired up FLDigi on 20m to try and work Bruce kb7vx. I never did hear him, but did copy the traffic out of Idaho after a few fills. Will give it another try next Tuesday.

Lots of fires in and near Humboldt county. The fire crews are on them like fire ants which has kept the fires small and short.

On my home front, I pulled out the sprinkler and water about every 5 days for an hour. I would do more, but water is crazy expensive here now-a-days.

There has been so much activity in my life the last few weeks, I feel like I need a vacation Hoping the rest of my week is VERY uneventful!

Looks like the band is pretty good tonight. Bracing for the more normal “summer time condx!”

So far, band condx have been quite stable and quiet! Wonderful :)

I did enjoy lots of wonderful sunshine this PM puttering on my patio and cleaning up after some work was done here. I really enjoy this time of year here on the coast. It got up to 65 degrees here, and for us on the coast, this is baking temperatures! So glad I am not inland where they are dealing with triple digit temps!

Stay well and hope to see you down the wf soon!

de ke6sls k

73
de ke6sls k

Tnx for RX report Jaye! Nice work w/comment macro. If u connect w/Bruce… tell him we said hi. Yes, we’re having a better band tonight… nice 4 a change.
BK
K7KY Doug ur up 4 Comments < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:26Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

ORCA < K7KY

If you want to support Western Digital Net by calling a session while Steve K6ETA is away, please check the calendar section on the ORCA DIGITAL NET main web page and let us know which Thursday you’d like to NCS. We’ll add you to the calendar.

For Advanced NBMES Exercises that require more work than Basic Exercises, we try to slow down a bit btwn the Exercise and Comments to give Ops a little more time to complete the Exercise. Another tactic is checking in later to be lower in the Roster.

Remember to disable TxID during nets.

Brad WA7HHE I can probably help you with the Text Editor/FLDIGI issue. It’s very satisfying to see what the Ops in Rainbows Canyon ARC are doing in their community. They’ve already done a lot for ORCA DIGITAL NET. We really appreciate their participation and support.

I too love the Comment Macro. I use it for all nets and QSOs too. It’s easy to add thoughts during the net. SAVING is critical! < Doug K7KY

Tnx 4 the WDN/ORCA calendar reminder. Will be nice to see Steve K6ETA on the WF agn on THUR.
Good comments re: the comment macro… I may give it a go and switch up from my usual W7ZAP report :-) Live on the wild side!
BK

Any 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

I fixed my problem from last night but didn’t find it till the end of check in so had to go QNX. I’m ready to send the exercise when you are.

<0330Z> KJ7VGV BTN

KJ7VGV < W7ZAP Sit tight Don and we’ll put u in the #1 spot 4 the monitor’s session
BK
Anyone else w/comments or ck-0in? < W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:31Z MFSK-32 @ 1496>>

Has my signal come up from the start?
Appreciate a sig-rpt.

de W7EAZ k

W7EAZ < W7ZAP Yes much better I hv u at S8-9 I didnt get a reading when u checked in but stronger now.
Tnx for hanging in there!
BK
anyone else w/comments or late ck-in?? < W7ZAP

Thisdaho Falls, Idaho 20W C q late but here you guys are stronger

K7DV < W7ZAP Rgr tnx
K7DV Dave Idaho Falls,ID QNX
Good to CU Dave… ur the only Op I know in Idaho Falls :-)
BK
Anyone else?? < W7ZAP

2022-07-26 20:34:29p 03:34:29z
This concludes ORCA DIGITAL NET
Thanks for working with us tonight.
We hope to see you again next
Tuesday evening.
Signal Evaluation Image <IMAGE:G,C:\Users\owner 1\Documents\ORCA\ORCASmallBlack.png>

Sending Pic:140×140; 73 Mindy W7ZAP

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:35Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

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

I already have KJ7VGV anyone else? < K7KY

Before RSID: <<2022-07-27T03:36Z MFSK-32 @ 1500>>

Anymore Ops 4 the ORCA Monitor’s Session? < K7KY

KJ7VGV < K7KY Don looks like ur my only customer go < K7KY

W7ZAP DE KJ7VGV

<flmsg>4.0.19
:hdr_ed:22
KJ7VGV 20222707025409
<blankform>
:mg:57 Early Ck-In is now 30min b4 net beginning at 0200z/1900p.

DE KJ7VGV K

RR u got the ex correct usually u would tx in FLAMP but this is an odd day all the way around btu < K7KY

de KJ7VGV I tried sending in flamp with the plain test option I will now sen in regular format bk

W7ZAP DE KJ7VGV

<PROG 18 500F>{8BC0}FLAMP 2.2.07
<FILE 36 3E73>{8BC0}20220727025409:KJ7VGV_267A.txt
<ID 19 40A4>{8BC0}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 14 5EF6>{8BC0}189 3 64
<FILE 36 3E73>{8BC0}20220727025409:KJ7VGV_267A.txt
<ID 19 40A4>{8BC0}KJ7VGV DM09cm
<SIZE 14 5EF6>{8BC0}189 3 64
<DATA 72 734A>{8BC0:1}[b64:start]PGZsbXNnPjQuMC4xOQo6aGRyX2VkOjIyIApLSjdWR1YgMjAyMjI3M
<DATA 72 11C5>{8BC0:2}DcwMjU0MDkKPGJsYW5rZm9ybT4KOm1nOjU3IEVhcmx5IENrLUluIGlzIG5vdyAzM
<DATA 69 6A56>{8BC0:3}G1pbiBiNCBuZXQgYmVnaW5uaW5nIGF0IDAyMDB6LzE5MDBwLgo=
[b64:end] <CNTL 10 4ACC>{8BC0:EOF}
<CNTL 10 EAC0>{8BC0:EOT}

DE KJ7VGV K

DE K7KY
File : KJ7VGV_267A.txt
<MISSING 15 2F7C>{8BC0}CONFIRMED
DE K7KY K

Don tnx 4 the explanation I was a bit befuddled at first I’ve not tried the FLMSG plain text in years… I couldn’t figure out what was up all good now btu < K7KY

de KJ7VGV I did it in flamp hoping it would turn out the same as Jaye and Bruno had plain text in their flamp file but still donl’t know how they do that dompared to the other ops file reporting so I will stay with the usua flap tx in the futuere btu

Yes, I noticed during the Exercise that some Ops sent compressed unreadable and others in plain text. I didn’t have time to figure out what caused the difference but I’ll look into it now when u hv time u can look into it too. It’s not too important, but it would be good to know what causes the differernc l u got the question correct. I don’t always have time during the exercise to see what each Op sends, but this time I noticed some had copied the wrong line. These exercises become simple to master after enought practice, but there’s more to the exercises than just the tasks. Reading comprehension is a big element in these exercises. And, you & Bruno are welcome to run Advanced Exericses if you like. We change the sked and that cut the Basic Exercises to 1/mo so anyway, u hv that option if you’d like to run more than 1 every other month btu < K7KY

de KJ7VGV If the band contiinues to improve I will entertatin the thought of doing an advanced. It’s just great to be able to comuunicat again so thanks for all you and mindy do 73 for now Don KJ7VGV

KJ7VGV < K7KY FB Don & tu for your participation and support. We really appreciate it. 73 Doug K7KY

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FEMA Region X uses the call sign of WGY910. The COMMEX occurs on the third Wednesday of the month from 1730 to 1900Z. Primary check-in is usually on 60-meter channel 1.

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