LAST UPDATED: 12-OCT-2019 0557
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Proposed August Minutes
There are no September minutes due to hurricane Dorian.
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- Next meeting is TUESDAY 5-NOV 2019 PBC West Boca Library
- 2020 Membership Dues will be accepted 1-October 2019
- 26-Oct 10am-1pm at The Shack BRARA Fall Radiator Grill
Shack Hosting Events
The following events are planned. Any organization who desires to use BRARA facilities shall contact a board member and provide specific details. CLICK HERE FMI
This Month’s Speaker
Erik Olmer W4EJO on shelter communications
Ham Shack News
- Station-1 Amp is repaired and online
- Station-1 ICOM IC-7600 off line for repair at Station-2
- Station-1 has gently used and donated IC-7600
- Station-3 FT-1000 is working normally
- 26-October-2019 10am to 1pm at The Shack
- Free food and Drinks
- Inventory displayed for viewing
The following are project status
- Satellite TOWER BASE installation POSTPONED until Fall of 2019
- Satellite ANTENNA and radio installation TBA
- DMR repeater internet access IN-PROGRESS
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- 2020 DUES accepted starting October 1 2019
- First time members join for the remainder of 2019 and 2020
- Dues amounts have not changed from last year.
ARRL CANDIDATE ELECTION DETAILS
- CLICK HERE for Jeff Stahl K4BH SE Div Vice-Director Statement
Report (by Ed N4II)
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?
Save the date 8-February 2020
New Website Capability
- New Emergency Communication page added (CLICK HERE)
- Several new administrative capabilities implemented over the summer
Member Online Auction is LIVE
Please stay tuned for updates
Public Classified Section is LIVE
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Please note: items are Negotiable
- No new Training videos
Free Laurel VEC Testing
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About Our Members
We honor and remembered our members who have passed
- Keith McPhail K3SKM
- Linda Lindeman N4JNL
- Sidney Gogel W2FUR
- Bob Dobski KB8WJF
- Nob Fox W1VEI
Good and Welfare
If you know of an amateur or their family dealing with health issues or may have lost someone, please let us know. Robert.K K3SUH is our go to person to send a communication in the form of a card to the person or family.
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New Hams Corner
NO NEW ITEMS
New Membership Form
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- W4MGK Alan Preuss
- 152 paid members
- 1 new members
- 3 pending online applications
- 5 silent keys
- 120 regular members
- 4 associate members
- 22 family members
- 1 lifetime
From this past Sunday net a few very informed DMR technical experts suggested anyone using a mobile DMR hotspot such as a Pi-Star to use the Texas server 3102. The reason is this server is much more stable and not experimental like some others.
Please read Bernie’s BLOG post on further details that applies to us all.
Local DMR Repeaters
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Scheduled DMR Nets
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- Sun 8.00 pm TG-3112529 SeFL FL Tech Net
- Mon 7.30 pm TG-311037 BrainWaves NotANet (LOCAL ONLY)
- Wed 9.00 pm TG-3 NA Tech Net
- Thu 8.20pm TG-31777 NotQuiteRight Net
- Sat 12.00 noon TG-1 WW
- Sat 8.00 pm TG-310035 GCARC KnowItAll Net
South East Florida (SEFL) DMR Tech Net: With the new DMR Brandmeister Repeater installed and awaiting internet access, that repeater DMR ID is TG-311037. At a future date, we will be transitioning from TG-3112529 to TG-311037. A whole lot of communication and monitoring will occur well before this happens.
South East Florida (SEFL) DMR Tech Net: Sundays at 8pm 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.
BRARA DMR BrainWaves NotANet: On Mondays at 7.30pm on TG-311037 to local user only until IP is available and after which it shall continue but open to all DMR amateurs. The purpose is to use the repeater plus test radios, codeplugs, audio and have fun. There is no NCS so just find an opening and announce yourself.
- 144.390 APRS Repeater (OFF LINE)
- 145.070 Packet Repeater (OFF LINE)
- 145.290– PL110.9 EC-826953
- 442.875+ CC-1 TG-311037
- GPS Location: 26.39724 –80.09485
Local Analog Repeater Nets
- Daily 6.00 pm SEFL Traffic 146.61 MHz
- Tue 7.30pm CERT Plan-B 145.29- PL110.9
- 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.
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
- 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
Club Ham Shack
Club shack location
West Delray Regional Park
10875 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
P.O. Box 480162
Delray Beach, FL 33448-0162
Board of Directors Scheduled Meetings
We hold scheduled monthly Board meetings at 12:00 Noon at the Shack on the Saturday 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.
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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.
- $10 donation–BRARA Name Plate with your Call Sign
For More Information
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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.
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Reproduction of material from any BRARA web page without written permission is prohibited.
Regards and 73 from The Shack