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

Gen Lic Class starts 29-Sept | Monday BRARA nets resume | Club Meeting 2-OCT 7pm at LIBRARY

 
Welcome
 
  Breakfast  
Breakfast 9am Tuesdays 2018
25-SEPTRuvensNE Corner Jog & Lake Ida
Email Art if you plan to attend: wa8vsj@gmail.com

  Announcements  
Silent Key: Leave a tribute to Keith Mc Phail K3SKMMore
New Capability: QRZ Items, Logistics, Handy Links More
DMR Register Chinese Radios on Brandmeister More
Sept-2018 Meeting minutes More
View latest SURVEY results More
Petition Drive to Save WWV / WWVH More
2018 BSA JOTA (Quick View) More
2018 BSA JOTA (Calendar) More
West Palm Beach ARG equipment auction More
So East FL Traffic Network 26-Aug-2018 More

DMR-FL Tech Net presenter Tom Wheeler N0GSG More
Passing Message Traffic in an Emergency More
Sunspot Cycle Is More Intricate More
Operator penalized for interference More
Delray Newspaper on BRARA and FD2018 More
FD2018: FT8 is ARRL approved Mode More
Below view Radiator Grill pics c/o Dennis. G KA2TGQ 
New DMR Codeplug Version 4.4 is available 
VIDEO: Annapolis MD Greenbury Pt USN Radio TowersMore

VIDEO: Cutler ME USN Radio TowersMore
Hurricane Prepared presentation
14-May-2018 5.30pm
City of Lake Worth
7 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
More
New DMR Codeplug Version 4.4 is available 
BRARA Free Technician Licence Class
Location: Ham shack
10875 W.Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, FL
When: Saturday and Sunday, 5/6 May-2018 - 9am to 5pm
More
Proposed April minutes available for member review 
For members, FREE inventory at the shack 
BRARA Radiator Grill
Location: Ham shack
10875 W.Atlantic Ave,
Delray Beach, FL
When: Saturday 28-April-2018 - 10am to 1pm
More
2018 VHF/UHF Spring Sprint ScheduleMore
Why do newer hams fail to become truly active?More
Family Safety Fest
Location: Sportsplex at Coral Springs FL
When: Saturday, April 21st - Breakfast 8am,
main event 10am
More
Barbecue and impromptu field day
Where: Vista View Park,
4001 SW 142nd Ave, Davie
When: Saturday, April 14, 9am-3pm
More
New Net: The Not Qwight Right Net
Starts: 19-April-2018 (may be delayed 1 week)
When: Thursdays at 8.20pm (note 820 in freq)
Frequency: 146.820 (-) offset PL 110.9 Boca / W4BUG
Contact: Steve KN4FEN
Palm Beach County ARES meeting
Where: Red Cross,
1250 Northpoint Pkwy,
West Palm Beach
When: Wednesday, April 18, 7pm-9pm
Ft Pierce Hamfest
Location: Indian River State College,
Ft Pierce FL
When: Saturday, 7th-April 2018 - 8am to 1pm
More
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.
More
SKYWARN Spotter Training Schedule
Location: Broward County EOC,
201 NW 84th Ave
Plantation, FL
When: Saturday, February 24th 930AM to 230PM
Contact: Robin Terrill n4hhp@comcast.net
BRARA Tech Class Training
Flyer:Click
When: Sat, February 3, 9am - Sun, February 4, 5pm
Where: BRARA Ham Shack
at West Delray Park,
10875 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, Fl 33446 (map)
Description: Free Laurel Testing on 8-FEB-2018 7pm-9pm
Contacts: Bruce Ratoff KO4XL Training@BRARA.ORG
Testing: Gennaro Zaza W4BFL Testing@BRARA.ORG
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2017-11-14 New DIGITAL page
This was added for BRARA members needing NBEMS information: MENU > SUPPORT > DIGITAL
2017-11-10 WLRN interview with Jeff.S K4BH
'When all else fails' interview of Jeff.S K4BH by WLRN's Peter Haden.
More
2017-11-09 Website Members Carousel Pictures
When viewing any BRARA pictures such as inventory or club activities that uses the Carousel process, you may now STOP, START, go to PRIOR or NEXT pictures. This was done per suggestion by a BRARA member. This is why we need more input from you: all ideas are welcome and good ideas are implemented.
2017-11-08 Website menu reorganized
The menu and access to many Member specific pages has been changed. This means Members must logon to see many website pages such as BLOG, Calendars and Meeting documents (Newletters, Minutes, Agendas). Non-members will see a smaller subset of Member menu items. Further, the home page has been reorganized into Member news, Recent news and New Links.
2017-11-01 BRARA Members: Update your Biography
Logon, Go to MENU > TOOLS > PROFILE and scroll to bottom and update your biography.
2017-10-29 2017-2018 Remaining Contests
Go to MENU > COMM > BLOG and read "2017-2018 Remaining major contest season".
2017-10-18 2M repeater repaired
Go to MENU > COMM > BLOG and read 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.




  Technical Information  
 DAYTIMEFREQORGDESC
  Daily 06.00p 146.610 GCARC SoFL Traffic Net
  Sun 07.30p 147.285 WARC SlowScan
   08.00p TG-31124 SEFL LO TG2BRARA
DMR
SEFL DMR Tech
   09.00p TG-31489 TyNet DMR Track
Brandmeister
  Mon 07.00p 145.290 BRARA Voice Comm
   07.30p 147.285 WARC Emergency Net
   07.30p 146.550
Simplex
W4BUG Knights of Rd Table
   08.00p 145.290 BRARA SoCounty NBEMS
  Tue 07.00p 470.400 CERT CERT Plan A
   07.30p 145.290 CERT CERT Plan B
   08.00p 145.290 TARC Hobe Sound
   09.00p 444.850 KA4EPS CO Astronomy
  Wed 07.00p 147.045 PWARC PBC ARES
   07.00p TG-3 DMR-MARC NA Tech
Brandmeister
  Thu 07.00p 146.610 GCARC Fun Net
   07.30p 147.210 N4QRY Cooper Net
2nd/4th Thur
   08.20p FREQW4NQR.netNotQwightRightNet
  Fri 07.00p 146.610 GCARC BC Emer Prep
   07.30p 147.285 WARC SATERN Net
  Sat 12.00p TG-1 DMR-MARC WW DMR
Brandmeister
   03.25p 444.325 WARC Scott Net
   07.00p 146.670 PWARC Part 1
News / Info
   07.30p 146.670 PWARC Part 2
TWIAR Played
  Click for Florida HF Nets
  If BRARA VHF repeater is down, use GCARC repeater
 MODEDESCRIPTIONBANDTECH DETAILS
 IP BRARA N4BRF
EchoLink
Node 826953
 VHFBRARA 2m 145.2900- PL 110.9
 VHFBRARA N4BRF
Packet
2m 145.070/144.390 APRS
 UHFBRARA 70cm 442.8750+ PL 110.9
 IP BRARA DMR SEFL
Brandmeister
TG 31124 / SEFL
 IP DMR Track TyNet TG 31489
 IP GCARC DMR
Brandmeister
TG 310035
 VHFGCARC DMR 70cm 443.3500 CC-11
 UHFGCARC Fusion 70cm 442.2000+ PL 110.9
 UHFGCARC W4BUG 70cm 442.5000+ PL 110.9
 VHFGCARC W4BUG 2m 146.6100- PL 110.9
 VHFGCARC W4BUG 2m 146.8200- PL 110.9
 VHFGCARC Fusion 2m 145.3400- PL 110.9
 VHFWARC K4WRC 2m 147.2850+ PL 103.5
 UHFDMR W2GGI
Delray
70cm 443.3000+ CC1
 UHFDMR W2GGI
WPB
70cm 444.9125+ CC1
 UHFDMR W2GGI
FtLaud
70cm 443.6250+ CC1
 UHFDMR W2GGI
Miami
70cm 444.9875+ CC1
 UHFWPB AG4BV 70cm 444.3250+ PL 179.9
 UHFLakeWorth KA4EPS 70cm 444.8500+ PL 110.9
 UHFCERT-A 70cm 470.4000+ PL 123.0 +3Mhz
 VHFCERT-B 2m 145.2900- PL 110.9
 VHFPWARC WR4AKX 2m 146.6700- PL 110.9
 VHFPWARC WV4I 2m 147.0450+ PL 110.9
 VHFTARC W4JUP 2m 146.6250- PL 110.9
 VHFDavie N4QRY 2m 147.2100+ PL OPEN
 Click to view FL Repeater List
STATIONTRANSCIEVERSTATUSNOTES
HF-1 IC-7600 Available Dedicated PC
HF-2 IC-718 Available TBA SignaLink
HF-3 FT-1000MP Available Dedicated SignaLink
UHF-4FT-897 Available Dedicated PC / SignaLink
UHF-5IC-820 Available 144/432 Mhz
UHF-5IC-706
BEACON
In use50.07 Mhz
See George WA2VNV
UHF-5HR-2600 Available 222 Mhz
UHF-5TR-751A Available 144/1296 Mhz IF
Has CW key



  Net Activity  


  Codeplugs  
 AUTHORMODERADIOVERSIONDATE 
 W4AEQ DMR MD-UV3xx 4.7 21-Jul-2018  
 KG4FUR DMR MD-UV3xx 4.2.1 12-Sep-2018  
 KG4FUR DMR QM-2100 4.0 14-Sep-2018  
 W4AEQ DMR MD3xx 4.4 20-May-2018  
 KG4FUR DMR MD3xx 4.2 12-Sep-2018  
 W4AEQ DMR MD2017 4.3 8-Apr-2018  
 KG4FUR DMR CS750 4.2 12-Sep-2018  
 KG4FUR DMR CS750 4.0 11-May-2018  
 KG4FUR DMR CS800 4.0 11-May-2018  
 W4AEQ DMR AnyTone AT-Dxx 4.4 1-May-2018  
 N2ELG DMR AnyTone AT-D86UV4.2 15-Sep-2018  
 KB7TMV DMR AnyTone AT-D86UV4.0 14-Sep-2018  
 KO4XL Analog BF-F8HP 2017.101-Oct-2017  
 N1QFH Analog TM-V71A 2017.101-Oct-2017  

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  Logistics  
Open House Wednesdays and Saturdays
From 11am at Club Station
10875 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL USA.
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Meetings Held at 7pm on 1st Tues of the month at
West Boca Library
18685 State Road 7
Boca Raton FL USA.
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Need Help? If you need help logging onto BRARA.ORG, contact John. N1QFH
EMAIL N1QFH@BRARA.ORG
TEXT 207.239.0268
Contest Calendar 1. 2018 VHF/UHF Spring Sprint Schedule
2. 8-Day Contest Calendar


  Online Training  
 DESCRIPTIONACTION 
 How to print Member Cards (mp3) Click 
 How to solder correctly (youtube) Click 
 How to use our Menu (mp4) Click 
 How to use Tabs and Slidebar (mp4) Click 
 How to find Meeting Documents eg Newsletter (mp4) Click 
 How to view Survey Results (mp4) Click 
 How to use our Dashboard (mp4) Click 
 How to reserve a Station (mp4) Click 


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