Newsletter: May 2019

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

Proposed Minutes
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Announcements

  • Next meeting is 7-MAY-2019 PBC West Boca Library
  • Recovery of our website, BLOG and other items mostly complete

Calendar
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This Month’s Speaker

Ray Smolenski N4RU on Winning City Approval for a Tower

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Ham Shack News

  • ICOM IC-7600 is being repaired

Satellite Tower Base project

The tower section base will be dug and filled with cement on 18-May at 9am.

We need helping hands to transport the auger and bags of cement to the shack.

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QSL Report (by Ed N4II)
TBA

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?

Radiator Grill

Just over 35 people joined us on 20-April for our semi annual event. Lots of food, drinks and good conversation was enjoyed by all. A special thanks to Dennis.G KA2GTQ for providing great photography skills for this event and so many more.

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Field Day 2019 (22 TO 23 June)

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Planning and execution are underway. The media and government officials have been notified by email and written documents with invitations to visit our shack. Further, Boca Raton and Delray Beach and the county of Palm Beach officials have been asked for a proclamation noting that week as “Amateur Radio” week.

Here are some tasks that we need someone to step up to and volunteer”

  • Signup to operate a station
  • Food for lunch
  • Signup to send traffic messages
  • Setup and breakdown helping hands
  • Outreach to CW ops

A list of operators has been compiled and your name may be on it. If so, please let me know that you are OK or not being on this list

There is one very important task that is underway and is getting the hour by hour seats filled for each of the stations. Presently, this ASSIGNMENTS document is populated with names from prior field day events but are NOT CONFIRMED.  The time slots from 9pm Sunday to 8am Sunday are the most available.

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If you would like to work a time slot, or can help with any of the tasks outlined above, please go to the below EMAIL section at the bottom of the Newsletter.

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Hamcation


Save the date 8-February 2020

New Website Capability

  • Home page reorganized and simplified
  • Field Day 2019 logo placed in prominent locations

Classified: If you’d like to sell gear, please contact us with details and pictures

Auction: It’s still in TEST mode and soon will go live.

Training Video 

  • No new Training videos

Training Classes
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Free Laurel VEC Testing
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About Our Members

Silent Key

We honor and remembered our members who have passed

  • Keith McPhail K3SKM
  • Linda Lindeman N4JNL
  • Sidney Gogel W2FUR

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
NO NEW ITEMS

New Membership Form
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Welcome New Members

  • K8MEM Mark Mijewski
  • KN4SWG Chris Stone
  • KN4TNB Lawrence Alesi
  • WA2COJ Steve Galla
  • WA4PDF Joyce Patterson
  • WA4ZLJ Hap Patterson
  • WB2IAQ Eric Price
  • KZ4FLL Barry Segal
  • N4YBR Michael Zall

Statistics

  • 141 paid members
  • 9 new members
  • 3 pending online applications
  • 3 silent keys
  • 114 regular members
  • 4 associate members
  • 22 family members
  • 1 lifetime

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 -6k PL-110.9 repeater:

  • BRARA Voice Com Net: 7pm check-in via EchoLink Node is 826953
  • So County NBEMS Net: 8pm analog Voice,  FLDigi, FLMsg

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

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 shirt with Call Sign.

For more Information

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

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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   BRARA@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.

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 prohibited.

Contact Details

For volunteering, projects, events, general information, feedback, please email
John.C N1QFH EMAIL wirehead52@gmail.com TEXT 207-239.0268