Please note highlighted changes. December 15-2012
The DIGITAL NET is presently inactive. I expect to resume in January 2013 when transmitter power loss problems are resolved..
Net will be scheduled:
1600 Zulu (after the SSB Net)
6 PM MST (zero zulu) on 14065 KHz, at 7 PM MST (zero zulu +1) on 7065 KHz . All USB, 1500 on the waterfall.
The 80 meter, (3583.5 KHz) has proved to be generally ineffective but will be reexamined when a new antenna is installed
For now this will planned for Monday and Wednesday mornings and evenings.
For now VE6VS will be primary NCS on 20 and 40. I need another SATERN station as backup.
SUNDAY at 9 pm local time (0300 Z) through the VE6YX repeater (444.550+) The net will not be publicized until I have VA6JDW’s radio configured.
PLEASE USE ONLY fldigi. HRD and the like will not give you the ability to send and receive forms. As well there are some issues with copying higher MT63 speeds.
We are operating a digital net at Zero Zulu and 1600 Zulu (after the SSB Net) on 14.065 MHz and 7065 at 0100Z. To participate you must have the fldigi program as well as flwrap and flmsg. The latter allows you to send ARRL Message and ICS forms digitally and print as a usable form on reception. There are instructions here. The net will use Olivia 16/500 for chat and sending files and MT63/500 for bulletins (once we have some).
More fiddling with the setup
Beacons will be run as Olivia 16/500 about 15 minutes before scheduled net. The General Beacon runs PSK250R for now. If you are beaconing please embed a mode command and turn on your TX-RSID which will allow unattended stations to copy the correct mode.
Net Preamble will run as MT63-1K because it is so long. If your RX-RSID is on fldigi should switch over automatically.
SATERN NCS macros are here. Please suggest modifications.
flarq when necessary will be PSK-500R (not to be confused with BPSK-500 or QPSK-500) Again RX-RSID will sort it out.
Bulletin mode will be PSK-500R. If not in flarq mode it will send a complete file fairly fast.
Because of conditions, going to the slower Olivia 16/500 should give us better reliability. The bulletin mode will be change as long key down transmissions are hard on transmitters so there will be some experimentation.
I don’t see any point in trying 40 during the day except for NVIS conditions and local stations should be prepared to operate their own local nets on 40 and coordinate on 20 if the situation arises.
73 Steve VE6VS