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Check-Ins: 10
KE6SLS Jaye Eureka,CA
WB7TZD Tom Vancouver,WA
W7ZAP Mindy Brookings,OR
WA7HHE Brad Cedar City,UT
KG7VVN Bruno Beryl,UT
KR7KR Ken Enoch,UT VidID
W7WSV Steve Mesa,AZ
W6DLW Dennis Cedar City,UT
NX6DX John Willits,CA
K7KY Doug Brookings,OR NCS

Thank you for taking time to support our California colleagues. Conditions are better in Humboldt county tonight, but will return to Grid-Down tonight thru tomorrow with high wind warnings.  We didn’t  hear from Steve K6ETA in Sonoma County tonight or last night.  Hopefully, he’s busy, but safe.  He may also be working in the dark.  Curry Co Oregon has a Red Flag wind warning for the next two days with warmer, dry wx coming.  We have our fingers crossed.  Here’s Jaye’s SitRep from Humboldt co:

NCS de ke6sls RG and TU for chkn me in.

Doug/Mindy, I want to THANK YOU very much for helping us during this crisis here.  You will not believe how much help you provide.

MOST of Humboldt county has power ATT.   Some areas are still in the dark and will REMAIN DARK through out the next power failure …. Next power failure, brought to you BY PG&E  will be Tomorrow (Tuesday) EARLY AM.    BRACE YOURSELVES.

Here is important freqs:
our emergency phone net is 3.955 MHZ LSB.

Our local freqs:
repeater, Use the 147.445MHz repeater -1000 tone 103.5 for wide coverage of Trinidad to Fortuna/riodell.use 146.580 in Fortuna SIMPLEX
use 146.460 in Eureka SINMPLEX
use 146.430 in Arcata NORTH SIMPLEX,

TU doug.   We go dark again in a few hours. this station will again be on air off grid with Generator/solar backup.
TU OM  de ke6sls k
Tomorrow evening we’ll return to our regular ORCA DIGITAL NET   We can take CA/FIRE SitReps during Comments….     73 Doug K7KY

Net Reports

19/DEC/23 Report

19/DEC/23 Report

ORCA DIGITAL NET 19/DEC/23 Check-In/Rotation Check-Ins: 23 Stations: __W1EEP Gene Pine Valley,UT QNX __KI7ARP Herman Pine Valley,UT QNX __KE7YX Emery Pendleton,OR QNX N6FPV Matt Scotia,CA VidID WA7JYK Tom Joseph,OR __AK0SK Sila Kansas City,MO QNX __K7UK Rick Omak,WA QNX KE6SLS Jaye [...]


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FEMA Region X HF Interoperability Testing (60m)

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET, which comprises Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, conducts a monthly interoperability communications exercise on the 60-meter band. This exercise often includes a voice portion and a digital portion.

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.

FEMA Region X Monthly Interoperability NET

3rd Wednesday 1730Z - 1900Z
Channel 1: 5330.5 kHz
Channel 2: 5346.5 kHz
Channel 3: 5357.0 kHz
Channel 4: 5371.5 kHz
Channel 5: 5403.5 kHz
1730Z Open net, delay check-ins
60M - CH1
1735Z NCS sends 1st dig msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1740Z NCS repeats 1st dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL CH2
1745Z NCS calls for check-ins and reports
60M - CH1
1815Z NCS TX 2nd digital msg
60M - BPSK31 - CH 2
1825Z NCS reTX 2nd dig msg using alt mode
60M - MT63-2KL - CH 2
1827Z NCS calls for reports
60M - CH 1
1850Z NCS closes the net
60M - CH 1

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Shortwave Radiogram transmits digital text and images on an analog shortwave broadcast transmitter. The program is produced and presented by Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott KD9XB. Shortwave Radiogram continues VOA Radiogram's tradition testing new modes and is an interesting source for Digital Ops wishing to practice more with FLDIGI & FLAMP.

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule (AM)

Fri 2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
9455 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sat 1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
Sun 2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Mon 0800-0830 UTC
7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

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