BRARA / N4BRF
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Teach - Learn - Operate - Support
ARES - RACES - CERT - SKYWARN
Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Palm Beach County Florida USA
Community - Communication - Leadership
 
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  Announcements  
Breakfast 9am Tuesdays 2017
Location: Delray
24-OCT TBA  
2017-10-18 2M repeater repaired
Go to MENU > COMM > BLOG and read about the repeater repair with picures.
Tuesday Night CERT Nets returned
The Tuesday Night Greater Boca Raton/Delray Beach CERT Nets have returned. The Plan A City Repeater is operational on 470.400 Mhz and the Plan A Net begins at 19:00 ETZ (7:00 PM Local time). If you have a City-Supplied radio that is starting to show excessive wear (antenna falling apart or not working) let Gerry.G KG4FUR know if you are Boca and Ed know if you are Delray. As for Call Signs and IDs, please start using the new ones. We are more interested in re-establishing communication than enforcing radio procedure. That will come as we get more comfortable with the radios. Although the Plan B Amateur Radio Repeater is not operational, we have resumed the Plan B Net at 19:30 ETZ (7:30 PM local time) on the 145.290 MHz Repeater (PL 110.9). Thanks to the Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association for the use of their 2m repeater. All HAMS, regardless of CERT affiliation or certification, are encouraged to participate. Likewise, we are looking to reacquaint ourselves and not get bogged down in the procedures. We will make mistakes, but that is how we learn. Please be courteous and pause for 3 seconds between transmissions. Remember that only one person can talk at a time.
2018 Winter Field Day (WFDA)
Plans for a field day in 27-28 Janurary 2018 are forming. The idea is to give our snow bird members an opportunity to operate at our shack and to fine tune our setup and stations from the learnings of FD2017.
Member Statistics 1-SEPT 2017 TO 30-SEPT 2017
User Logins: 61 Average: 6.1 times / user
Visits: 281 Unique Visitors: 167
Page Views: 2,001 Avg Duration: 0:07:44
Bounce Rate: 47.3% Pages Per Visit: 7.12


  Amateur Radio Factoid  
Radio Club de Chile and Copiapo
It was 2010 in Chile. It would've been just another warm August day, only if there wasn't one thing going on. San Jose copper-gold mine buried 33 men 700 meters (2,300 feet) underground. The complexity of the situation required unconventional approaches for the rescue operation. That's where HAM Radio kicked in. Radio Club de Chile and Radio Club Copiapo provided the equipment and established all of the radio communication inside the mine itself and decisively helped the rescue operation. The story has a happy ending, as all 33 miners were rescued. The beginnings go way back to the 20th century. The popularity noise was starting to get so loud that it started to disrupt the communications. It showed the need for the regulation of the area. The famous Radio Act of 1912 was born. It required amateur radio operators to be licensed and it has been so ever since.



  Coordinated NETS  
  Daily 06.00pm ETVHFGCARCTraffic Net
  Sundays 08.00pm ETUHFBRARADMR Local Tech Net TS2-TG2
  Mondays 07.00pm ETVHFBRARANew Hams Net
  Mondays 07.30pm ETVHFBRARAInformation Net
  Mondays 08.00pm ETVHFBRARASoCounty NBEMS
  Tuesdays07.00pm ETUHFCERT CERT Plan A Repeater
  Tuesdays07.30pm ETUHFCERT CERT Plan B Repeater
  Tuesdays07.30pm ETVHFWARC SoCounty NBEMS
  Tuesdays08.00pm ETVHFWARC SlowScan
  BRARA: if VHF repeater is down use Gold Coast ARC Repeater

  Total FD17 Contacts by Band and Mode  
 BandCWPhoneDigTotalPercentPts/Q  
 80 0 0 26 26 3 52   
 40 364 65 5 434 42 803   
 20 376 39 29 444 43 849   
 15 113 0 0 113 11 226   
 10 0 7 0 7 1 7   
 6 0 0 0 0 0 0   
 Total 853 111 60 1024 100 1937   
 Percent83 11 6 100   

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  Open House :: Wednesdays and Saturdays  
  From 11am at Club Station
  10875 W Atlantic Ave
  Delray Beach, FL USA.  (Click to view map)


  Meetings  
  Held from 7pm 1st Tues of the month at the
  West Boca Library
  18685 State Road 7
  Boca Raton FL USA.  (Click to view map)

  Repeaters  
 UHF:CERT Analog 7cm 470.400 PL 123.0 +3Mhz
 VHF:BRARA Analog 2m 145.290 PL 110.9
 UHF:BRARA Analog 70cm 442.875 PL 110.9
 UHF:W2GGI DMR DLB1 DMR 443.300 CC1
 VHF:BRARA Packet 2m 145.070 144.390 APRS
 IP: BRARA EchoLinkNode 826953
 VHF:Gold Coast ARC2m 146.820 PL 103.5 +600khz
 VHF:Wellington ARC2m 147.285 PL 110.9 -600khz

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