Newsletter: Dec 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Newsletter may be undergoing updates during the publishing period. 

Proposed Minutes
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Announcements

  • Dues paid after October 1st count for all of 2019
  • Next meeting is 8-January 2019 <-READ THIS

Calendar
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This Month’s Speaker

Rob Adams KC7FBN on Force of 50 ham operators who went to Puerto Rico

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Monthly Meeting Agenda
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Ham Shack News


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QSL Report (by Ed N4II)
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Dx Operating News and Information
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The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information

Contests and Special Events
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Looking for upcoming contests and special events from around the world?

Wintah Field Day 2019

Save the date 26 and 27 January 2019. 

You may signup early for a day, time and station to work by sending John.C N1QFH an email to:  wirehead52@gmail.com

Please specify:

  • Your callsign
  • Desired station to work 
  • Desired day and time slots 

Day and Time Slots

  • Any 1 hour block(s) from 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday
  • You may work as many hours as you can handle

Stations you may work

In HF Room

  • Station-1 ICOM-7600
  • Station-2 Yaesu FT-1000MP

In UHF/VHF Room

  • Station-3 Yaesu FT-897

Below are some helpful links

2019 WFD FOOD ITEMS

Are you able to bring a food item for 2019 Wintah Field Day?

Please email John.C N1QFH wirehead52@gmail.com with the food item you can bring and THANK YOU!

Hamcation
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Save the date 8 to 10 February 2019.

CAR POOLING
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New Website Capability
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  • Member Contact information and Email

Scrolling News

  • 4-Dec meeting at shack in Delray Park
  • Dues paid after October 1st count for all of 2019
  • SEFL DMR Tech Net resumes Sunday 8pm on TG-3112529
  • Monday 7pm is VoiceCom Net on 145.29 BRARA repeater
  • Please RESERVE your station and time for 2019-Wintah Field Day

Training Video 

No new videos

Training Classes
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Free Laurel VEC Testing
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About Our Members

Silent Key

Our Support

If you know of a BRARA member experiencing any personal challenges in need of support, or is a SILENT KEY, please let the BRARA board know and we’ll reach out and offer our support. Thank you Robert Kares K3SUH for corresponding to our members.

New Hams Corner
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New Membership Form
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Welcome New Members

  • Megan Adams KC7FBN
  • Arthur Lapon KN4PZT
  • Peter Solomon KG4VIQ

Statistics

  • 151 paid members
  • 3 new members
  • 47 new members year to date
  • 4 pending online applications
  • 43 renewals for 2019

Local DMR Repeaters
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Scheduled DMR Nets
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  • Sun 8.00 pm TG-3112529 SeFL FL Tech
  • Wed 9.00 pm TG-3  NA Tech
  • Sat 12.00 noon TG-1 WW
  • Sat  8.00 pm TG-310035 GCARC KnowItAll Net

SEFL DMR Tech Net

A few weeks ago the South East Florida (SEFL) DMR Tech Net  resumed on TG 3112529 which is the DMR ID for N4BRF our club callsign. You may also access the Gold Coast ARC DMR 70cm Repeater on 443.3500 CC-11 to join the fun. A new code plug has been provide to enable members to access the GCARC TG 3112529. See our HOME page for the codeplugs. 

 

Local Analog Repeater Nets

  • Daily 6.00 pm SEFL Traffic 146.61 MHz
  • Fri  7:30 pm SATERN Net WARC 147.285 + PL-103.5 CANCELLED

BRARA Open House

We meet every Wednesday and Saturday morning between 09:30 and 13:00 for our Open House, and for any work that needs to be done at the Shack. Anyone interested in exploring Amateur Radio is encouraged to stop in for a visit.

Newsletter Guidelines

Thanks for all who submitted articles and I hope you continue to do so. We’re also looking for new writers as well. Here are some guidelines for article submissions.

  • Text should be in MS Word or equivalent, saved as a .DOC file. ASCII text written in an email works too.
  • Write your best stuff, but don’t sweat the grammar. That’s why there’s an editor.
  • Please submit pictures/illustrations as separate files, don’t embed them in the text.
  • Be sure to submit clear, in-focus photos

Monday Night Nets

BRARA runs two significant Monday Night Nets on the 145.290 MHz (–0.600) [110.9] repeater:

  • BRARA Voice Communications Net: 7pm, check-in via EchoLink Node is 826953.
  • South County NBEMS Net: 8pm, mixed-mode Analog Voice and using FLDigi/FLMsg.

Social Media Committee

A committee was formed to update, simplify and modernize BRARA social media: W4BFL (Jerry), KO4XL (Bruce), N1QFH (John C).

Club Repeaters

  • 144.390 APRS Repeater
  • 145.070 Packet Repeater
  • 145.290 –0.600 [PL 110.9] EC-826953
  • 442.875 +5.000 [PL 110.9]
  • GPS Location: 26.39724 –80.09485

Club Ham Shack

West Delray Regional Park
10875 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33446

Board of Directors Scheduled Meetings

The BRARA Board of Directors:

K4BH (Jeff S.), KE4OBV (Patrick),KO4XL (Bruce), N1QFH (John C.), WA2VNV (George), W4AEQ (Jeff R.),W4BFL (Jerry).

We hold scheduled monthly Board meetings at 12:00 Noon at the Shack on the Sunday preceding the next General Meeting.

Donations and Contributions

Contributions to BRARA— a 501(c)(3) organization—are tax deductible as charitable donations. As you complete your membership renewal or begin your year-end tax planning, please consider making a donation to BRARA.

Please donate to BRARA via Amazon Smiles:
Search for:  Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association

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Planned Giving: Please also consider BRARA when updating or initiating planned giving (including charitable gift annuities, bequests and gifts or retirement plan assets) and other assets.

Apparel Donations

  • $10 donation–BRARA Name Plate with your Call Sign.
  • $30 donation-BRARA Polo Shirt with your Call Sign.
  • $40 donation-BRARA button down red cotton/poly shirt (short sleeve) with Call Sign.

For more Information

Website:    www.brara.org  Twitter: BRARA@N4BRF  Instagram: #BRARA_N4BRF

Facebook:    CLICK VIEW FACEBOOK

Please be advised that the above are the official BRARA social media sites. No other social media sites are recognized by BRARA.

Newsletter Contributions

Got an idea for an article? Or constructive critique? Want to share club news and events? How about writing a short 30-minute project idea? Your submissions to the Radio Flyer are needed to help keep this one of the best club newsletters in South Florida.

Please send articles to   W4AEQ@BRARA.org

Ham Shack Access Rules

To obtain a key to the BRARA Ham Shack you must be a member in good standing for a minimum of one continuous year, hold a valid FCC Amateur Radio License, and complete a short training session with one of the Club officers.

Radio Flyer Purpose

The purpose of this newsletter is to keep club members and other interested hams updated on club events and ham activities in the Greater Boca Raton Area. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue as much as we did publishing it!

Address

the Radio Flyer
P.O. Box 480162
Delray Beach, FL 33448-0162

Copyright and Protection

Copyright © 2018 Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BRARA).

Reproduction of material from any BRARA web page without written permission is strictly prohibited.

Holiday Cheer

A final thought if you read this far.

Editor

73 de Jeff W4AEQ Vice President