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BRARA Weekly Update for 2020-11-21

BRARA / N4BRF
www.BRARA.org
DMR TG-311037
EchoLink 826953

“They are worthy of leading…”  Jackson.Q KM4MFZ (sk)

   ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Voting for BRARA Directors is UNDERWAY (see below)
  • General Zoom meeting Tue 1-Dec 7pm CLICK HERE
  • Presenter: Norm Fusaro, W3IZ on “ARRL Direction”
  • BRARA Early Bird 2021 Dues began 1-Oct 2020
  • BrandMeister password required CLICK
  • ARRL Weekly Audio News CLICK HERE
  • Watch BRARA November Meeting CLICK HERE 
   BRARA MONTHLY MEETING

Tuesday 1-Dec at 7pm via Zoom conference.Join Zoom Meeting: CLICK HERE

Meeting ID: 865 5255 5294
Password: 123456

 Please VOTE for your Directors

BRARA Members – FINAL CALL
You should have received an email with the list of candidates and directions how the voting process will work.

Voting will end on 22-November.

Bruce KO4XL will review the results at December meeting.

 Norm W3IZ ARRL Director of Operations 

Norm Fusaro is the Director of Operations at ARRL Headquarters and is responsible for the programs and services that create value for members of the ARRL. These programs include; DXCC and awards; LoTW; ARRL Lab and Technical Information Service; W1AW; QST and publications; ARES and Emergency Preparedness; Affiliated Clubs and Field Services; Regulatory Information; and VEC license exams. In addition to his work at HQ, Norm works with other IARU societies promoting on-the air activity.

Norm has been a licensed Amateur since 1984, is now an Extra class operator, and enjoys contesting and DXing and casual operating on the HF bands. Before joining the staff at ARRL Headquarters, Fusaro had taught many Amateur Radio licensing classes and has mentored dozens of hams.  Norm is originally from Pennsylvania and grew up in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. He and his wife Debbie, W3DAF now reside in Bristol, CT.

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   CHECK OUT THESE SITES

This is a new feature to our weekly updates.

 CLICK  Cyber Security by Seth KC2WE

 CLICK  Channel capacity by Seth KC2WE

 CLICK AMSAT Status by Pablo KK4YG

If you find an interesting website others may enjoy and find useful, please send your NAMECALLSIGN and the WEBSITE URL to John.C N1QFH by email  to wirehead52@gmail.com

Thank you!

   REMOTE STATION ADVISORY

The next key step to operate a transceiver at the shack from a remote device (CLICK HERE FMI) is to implement a solid microwave IP signal from the repeater site to the shack (see above request for Tower Climbers). Once that is done, we can begin testing the process. Contact John.C N1QFH with questions.

     BRARA 2021 Dues now OPEN 

1-OCT-2020 you may use the revised PayPal process or personal check to our mailbox. We look forward to a full year of many projects even with COVID-19 and yes the Member tools are always undergoing updates. Please be watching for a list of what BRARA has accomplished and what we’re planning in 2021.

CLICK HERE for 2021 Dues

Thank you for your support which is vital to our success.

NOTE: If you have paid your dues and have NOT received an email confirming payment, please contact John.C by email wirehead52@gmail.com

  SILENT KEYS THIS YEAR
The following are our members we always carry in our heart.
  • Erin Trayner KJ4UTM
  • Jackson Quarquesso KM4MFZ
  • Max Kearns N4CGC
  • Steve Ostrove K2SO
CLICK for all our SK’s
  WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
The following are new members after July. Please welcome them aboard:
OCTOBER
  • David Pomerantz KO4DKN
SEPTEMBER
  • Jeff Toeniskoetter KO4HLK
  • HarryWoodworthNC4A
AUGUST
  • Bruce Berenson WB2LSU
  • Thomas Clements W6WGT
  • Mike Pilgrim K5MP
  • Jose Berrios KO4FUM
  • Stephen Steinberg WA3OPX

JULY

  • Matthew Singerle KO4DJG
  • Allan Kaplan KO4ECG
  • John Boudreaux K1JBX
  • Stephen Yacullo KB2NQN
   MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS 
The following are some Membership statistics
Members 169
Active Members 129
Associates 1
Family 24
Lifetime 5
Silent Keys 10
Advance Class 12
Extra Class 85
General Class 41
Technician Class 26
Novice Class 1
Total 2021 Renewals        60
New 2020 Members 26
New Members renewed 4
New Members after July 12
Members Renewed 55
Members not Renewed 85
Dues paid by Check 21
Dues paid by PayPal 45
Dues paid by Cash 0
MailChimp Subscribers 376
MailChimp     Opens 168
MailChimp     Open Rate 45%
   GCARA PRESENTS
GORDON WEST
TECHNCIAN CLASS

 

We will meet on Zoom on the following dates from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm:

  • Wednesday, November 11
  • Friday, November 13
  • Wednesday, November 18
  • Friday, November 20
  • Wednesday, December 2
  • Friday, December 4

Send your name, email and cell phone number to Carol Sjursen, KJ4AWB at CSjursen@bellsouth.net.  If you have any questions, feel free to give Carol a call at 954-803-6338.

CLICK FMI

   BRARA WORDPRESS TRAINING

BRARA is looking for a few Members of BRARA to consider becoming trained in WordPress and supporting the needs of the organization.

Scope of Training

  • Posts
  • Media
  • Pages
  • Tables
  • Specialty areas

CLICK FMI

   SHACK STATUS

To ensure the safety of our members, we the full BRARA Board have decided to postpone our opening plans until the pandemic stabilizes in the state of Florida. We all feel very strongly that our club must not in any way, however small, add to the risk of spreading the virus. We will revisit and resume our plans as soon as we are confident that it is safe to do so.

   SE FL NBEMS

ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS

Want to learn about NBEMS? What is it? Who uses it and why? You can begin learning the basics by  CLICKING HERE. Join us Wednesdays at 8pm on 145.29 where we practice all aspects of digital communications and yes problem solve and train. We have added SLOWSCAN to this net enabling operators to pass photos in the event of a bad day. We are also pursuing WINLINK capacities, it remains uncertain if we can manage contacts to local nodes, watch for future updates. 

   REPEATER STATUS
The BRARA DMR repeater is working normally. 

Analog 2m 145.29(-) PL110.9 50 watts out.

Status: Art and Lew have been addressing various issues at the 2m repeater site.  
DMR Brandmeister 70cm 442.875(+) CC-1 TS-2 TG-311037  50 watts out. The FAU IP link is operating normally.  
   SCHEDULED NETS

Monday to Saturday 

   7am  Ad Hoc Free Net
   Analog 145.29- PL110.9  
   DMR     442.875+ CC-2 TS-2 TG-311037

Sunday (1 net)

   8.00pm South East FL DMR Tech Net TG-311037
   BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2  
   GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1  
   Wellington ARA 145.19- CC-2 TS-1  

Monday (2 nets)

   7.00pm Voice Com Net 
BRARA 145.29- PL110.9 
   7.30pm DMR BrainWaves NotANet TG-311037
   BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2  
   GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1 
   Wellington ARA 145.19- CC-2 TS-1 

Tuesday (1 net)

   9.00am Breakfast Club Net 
BRARA 145.29- PL110.9 

Wednesdays (1 net)

   8.00pm Southeast Florida NBEMS Net 
BRARA 145.29- PL110.9 
   MEMBERS HELPING MEMBERS
If you have a special announcement, please consider using Groups.io to reach out to all your operator partners. This location can also be used to help you gain visibility to your project or efforts to meet your goals.
   SUPPORT: HOW TO DO LIST

Helpful steps for many subject areas CLICK HERE

   MEMBER OUTREACH
The BRARA Board and other volunteers will be reaching out to members to see how y’all doing and to stay connected. Please feel free to chat as long as you like and offer your stories and share your needs. Dam right, we’re hoping you are doing well and staying engaged and healthy.
   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.

CLICK HERE to email your details.

From Jay N2ELG –  None of us are as strong as all of us.

  AMATEUR EXTRA QUESTION

E1A05 (C)
What is the maximum power output permitted on the 60 meter band?
A. 50 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to an isotropic radiator
B. 50 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to a dipole
C. 100 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to the gain of a half-wave dipole
D. 100 watts PEP effective radiated power relative to an isotropic radiator

E1A14 
Except in some parts of Alaska, what is the maximum power permitted on the 630 meter band?
A. 50 watts PEP
B. 100 watts PEP
C. 1 watt EIRP
D. 5 watts EIRP

Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
          GOOD HEALTH