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Newsletter – March 2020

LAST UPDATED: 29-FEB-2020 – 1820 ET
PLEASE NOTE: Newsletter may be undergoing updates

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Announcements

  • General Member Meeting PBC Boca Library 7pm 7-APRIL-2020
  • General Class in March
  • Satellite tower section and antennas installation

PROJECT NAME: Satellite Antenna Installation (Phase-2)

  • PLANNER: George WA2VNV
  • WHEN: TBA 
  • WHERE: The Shack @ West Delray Park
  • WHAT: Install tower section, antennas, run coax to shack
  • WHO: All able folks who can help 
  • WHY: Set tower system as Phase-2  of 3 phases for the satellite system
  • CONTACT: Email George sintchak@optonline.net

DESCRIPTION

Now that the tower base is set and the concrete is cured, the tower section and antennas may be assembles and raised.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING
  • Work shoes and gloves
  • Water
  • Sense of humor
PROJECT TASKS
  • Time TBA
  • Layout antennas, rotors and all cabling
  • Wire these up and test

TRANSCEIVER for Satellite / EME operation needed

Over the past few weeks the satellite tower base has been set and the concrete is curing for another few weeks. The satellite system team of George WA2VNV, Rick K1DS, Roy K4YV, Pablo KK4YK, Michael W2RT, Jay N2ELG and many others have been staging the outside components for assembly.

When this is done, we expect to have a dedicated satellite station in the VHF/UHF room.

One key component we want to ensure is a donation of a reliable satellite capable transceiver.

George WA2VNV has offered to our association one of his ICOM IC-910H satellite transceivers at a very discounted price.  

Icom IC-910H       CLICK FOR TRANSCEIVER DETAIL

Are you able to donate funds to help pay for the balance of this radio?

Please email Bruce ko4xl@brara.org if you can help fund this radio.

FOLLOWS ITEM NEEDED

  • Power supply (20 amp / 13 volt) for the transceiver
  • Up to date computer to support the satellite and EME operation

For the items above, please contact George WA2VNV wa2vnv@optonline.net


VHF / UHF Room at The Shack: WEAK SIGNAL STATION 

We are looking for donation of an ICOM IC-706-Mk2g to replace the current 6 meter weak signal operation. The current transceiver is intermittent and not repairable.

If you have knowledge of an ICOM IC-706-Mk2g, please contact George WA2VNV by emailing him wa2vnv@optonline.net and let him know the details



After a lengthy period of FT8 downtime and thanks to the persistence of Mike W2RT and Grant W2KEK, WSJT-x (FT-8) on both ICOM IC-7600 transceivers at Station-1 and Station-2 are now working normally.

The root cause of the issues causing FT8 not to work properly was a combination of settings on the radios and the computers. These included CAT control and the sound settings for the microphone and speakers plus an assortment of others settings such as VOX. The process to recover these settings are being documented in the event this issue should arise.

Any station operator using WSJT-X (FT8) and the IC-7600 should avoid making any change to the radio or computer settings. Please see one of the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) or board member for guidance.


Training Classes

Class:

BRARA General  class

 Register: By EMAIL to  training@brara.org
 Date: 28-MAR-2020 and 4-APR-2020 (over 2 weekends)
 Time: From 9am to 5:30pm
 Where: The Shack
West Delray Regional Park
10875 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33446
 MAP:

CLICK FOR MAP

 Food: bring your own
 Text Book: Gordon West General Class 2016-2020
 Purchase:

CLICK FOR GORDON WEST ON AMAZON

 Exam: There will be an exam session on the final afternoon

Free Laurel VEC Testing
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Calendar


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CLICK TO VIEW EVENTS


This Month’s Speaker

  • March Presenter: George WA2VNV on remote station operation

Ham Shack News

  • Station-1 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-1 Amp being repaired
  • Station-2 In use, see Larry K4KGG for training
  • Station-3 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-3 Yaesu Amp and tuner working normally
  • Station-4 FT-1000MP working normally
  • Station-4 FT-897 offline
  • Station-5 TESTING STATION
  • Station-6 Various VHF/UHF radios are working normally

Special Projects

The following are project and watch weekly emails for status

  • Satellite TOWER BASE installation COMPLETE
  • Satellite ANTENNA and radio installation UNDERWAY
  • Install amplifier to the 2m analog repeater COMPLETE
  • Shack outside power replacement
  • Replace cabinets at repeater site ON-HOLD
  • Relocate microwave dish at repeater site

Report (by Ed N4II)

TBA

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
CLICK TO READ MORE

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


New Website Capability


For website security reasons, when you LOG IN to our website or change your CREDENTIALS, you will be asked to CHECK a special anti-robot process. This process helps prevent robotic attacks and cause us to have to address a preventable circumstance.

When you see a request like seen below, please CHECK the box to the left of “I’m not a robot” . Your check event will shake hands with a Google anti-robot service and send back a response.


If you PASS, the box will change to a GREEN CHECK and you may proceed. If the Google anti-robot check process sees a suspect behavior, you may be asked to answer another question. Follow the directions, it’s as easy as ma’s apple pie.


Good luck. Contact me if you have a problem doing this.
John.C N1QFH


A new web enabled tool called Event Registration Wizard has been added to our website. You may access it from the BRARA Menu Bar: Hover on SUPPORT, hover and click on EVENT SIGNUP.

CLICK HERE to try the Wizard.


Public Classified Section is LIVE

Please stay tuned for updates

Please note: items are Negotiable 


About Our Members

We honor and remembered our members who have passed

  • Keith McPhail K3SKM
  • Linda Lindeman N4JNL
  • Sidney Gogel W2FUR
  • Bob  Dobski KB8WJF
  • Robert Fox W1VEI
  • Myron Goldstein WA2PWJ   CLICK FOR OBIT 
  • Hap Patterson WA4ZLJ         CLICK FOR OBIT

We welcome the following new members:

  • K2OBM Herbert Burbank
  • Associate Steve DiMartino
  • KC9HTA Nathan Russell
  • KB1VLX Mike Balch
  • KM4YOU Greg Bitto
  • K4BYB James Cruz
  • KO4BKT Alan Friederwitzer
  • W1GGG George Garcia
  • KF4EZT Kathryn Holzapfel
    K2SMC Jerry Lebow

New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF

Statistics

  • 10 New members
  • 3 Pending online applications
  • 7 Silent keys
  • 98 Regular members
  • 2 Associate members
  • 24 Family members
  • 2 Lifetime
  • 126 Paid members

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 details.


Our Scheduled Nets

COORDINATED NETS BEING REFORMED
We have modified the Voice Com NCS Script:

  • Has been shortened
  • Changed theme to technical support, projets, and announcements

CLICK HERE FOR REVISED NCS SCRIPT

BRARA Machines
The BRARA repeaters are located at the Social Security building in Boca Raton FL USA

NET DETAILS FOLLOW

SUNDAY
8.00pm ET SEFL DMR Tech-Net – USE 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
7.00pm ET Voice  Com Net

  • BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9

7.30pm ET DMR BrainWaves Not-A-Net – USE TG-311037

  • BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2 
  • GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1 
  • WELLINGTON 145.19(-) CC-2 TS-1 

8.00pm ET SoCounty NBEMS Net

  • BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9 (uses FLDigi and FLMsg)

Other Local Analog Repeater Nets

  • Daily 6.00 pm SEFL Traffic 146.61 MHz
  • Tue 7.30pm CERT Plan-B 145.29- PL110.9

Club Repeaters

  • 144.390 APRS Repeater (NOW ACTIVE)
  • 145.070 Packet Repeater (OFF LINE)
  • GPS Location: 26.39724 –80.09485

Please use 3102 on your pi-star or any replated hotspot.


Local DMR Repeaters
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST


Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • Sun 8.00 pm TG-3110037 SeFL DMR Tech Net
  • Mon 7.30 pm TG-311037 BrainWaves Net 
  • 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


BRARA Open House

We meet every Wednesday and Saturday morning between 10:00 and 13:00 ET 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
  • 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

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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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.


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   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 © 2019 Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BRARA).

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

Regards and 73 from The Shack
de N4BRF

Newsletter – Dec 2019

LAST UPDATED: 2-DEC-2019 – 0718

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

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Announcements

  • Holiday Potluck Party on Thursday 12-DEC-2019 Boca Chase Clubhouse

  • CLICK FOR DETAILS

  • PayPal available for 2020 dues, donation, and purchased items
  • 2020 Membership Dues will be accepted 1-October 2019
  • Monday analog nets return to 145.29- PL110.9
  • DMR Repeater now has internet access and accessible by any TG
  • Hap Patterson WA4ZLJ is SK after pedestrian vehicle accident
  • BRARA SE FL DMR Tech Net transitions to TG-311037 on Sunday 5-Jan-2020

Obit info for Hap Patterson WA4ZLJ

Hap Petterson’s memorial service will be held on Wednesday December 4th at 2pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran church 6301 sw 18th st Boca  Raton FL. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the church.

CLICK HERE FOR MAP

Hap leaves his wife of 45years,  Joyce Patterson WA4PDF.

Our prayers and many thoughts to Joyce and all of Hap’s family.

CLICK FOR OBIT


Calendar


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CLICK TO VIEW EVENTS


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

NO UPCOMING SHACK HOSTED EVENTS SCHEDULED 


SAVE THE DATE: Thursday 12-DEC-2019 Holiday Potluck Party 

CLICK HERE for details.


This Month’s Speaker

GIVEN THERE IS NO DECEMBER MEETING, THERE IS NO SPEAKER


Ham Shack News

  • Station-1 Amp temporary replacement is inline
  • Station-1 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-2 In use, see Larry K4KGG for training
  • Station-3 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-3 Yaesu Amp and tuner working normally
  • Station-4 FT-1000MP working normally
  • Station-5 TESTING STATION
  • Station-6 Various VHF/UHF radios are working normally with exception of IC-706

 

Annual Toy Drive:
Request for unwrapped toy donations

In cooperation with the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club a donation box will be located at The Shack.  Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy to the Holiday Potluck Dinner Party on the 2-DEC-2019.

Our appreciation to Mike Ross N4ANO who is one of our members as well as Blue Knights. Mike suggested we provide a donation opportunity and for sure, its with welcome hearts and thoughts our members offer up such gifts.


SHACK ITEMS WE NEED
We are in need to replacing the HF tuner for station-1. If a willing member is able to help finance or donate such an item, our club members and The Shack would be so very grateful and it would help protect our HF assets.

Please see Bruce KO4XL, Art WA8VSJ or Ed N2II for details.


ITEMS FOR SALE

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Special Projects

The following are project status

  • Satellite TOWER BASE installation POSTPONED until Fall of 2019
  • Satellite ANTENNA and radio installation TBA
  • DMR repeater internet access IS AT REPEATER AND BEING FINE TUNED
  • Install amplifier to the 2m analog repeater TBA

How to use PayPal for BRARA member business

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS


  • 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.

CLICK FOR DUES FMI


Report (by Ed N4II)

TBA

Ed N4II


Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information


Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

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


Hamcation


Save the date 8-February 2020

We will begin taking reservations to travel to Orlando in a large van.


New Website Capability

No new capabilities


Member Online Auction is LIVE

Please stay tuned for updates


Public Classified Section is LIVE

Please stay tuned for updates

Please note: items are Negotiable 


Training Video 

  • No new Training videos

Training Classes
CLICK FMI


Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE


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
  • Myron Goldstein WA2PWJ CLICK FOR OBIT 
  • Hap Patterson WA4ZLJ

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 details.


New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF


  • K4PMD Phil Dubs

Statistics

  • 54 Member renewals for 2020
  • 166 paid members
  • 1 new members
  • 6 pending online applications
  • 7 silent keys
  • 134 regular members
  • 4 associate members
  • 21 family members
  • 1 lifetime

Our Scheduled Nets

COORDINATED NETS BEING REFORMED
We have modified the Voice Com NCS Script making it brief and changed the theme of the net to technical support, projets, and announcements.

CLICK HERE FOR REVISED NCS SCRIPT

BRARA Monday net return to 145.29
The BRARA 145.29 repeater located at the Social Security building in Boca Raton FL near RT95 and Yamato has been repaired. The Monday evening Voice Com and So County NBEMS nets return to that repeater.

Our many thanks to GCARA for allowing us to use their repeater 146.82 during this period.

NET DETAILS FOLLOW

SUNDAY
8.00pm ET SEFL DMR Tech-Net

  • BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-1 TG-3112529
  • GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1 TG-3112529 

This net transitions to TG-311037 on Sunday 5-Jan-2020

MONDAY
7.00pm ET Voice  Com Net
BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9 (RETURNED TO NORMAL OPERATIONS)

7.30pm ET DMR BrainWaves Not-A-Net
BRARA LOCAL 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2 TG-311037 IP access in place

8.00pm ET SoCounty NBEMS Net
BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9 (RETURNED TO NORMAL OPERATIONS)

Other 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

Club Repeaters

  • 144.390 APRS Repeater (NOW ACTIVE)
  • 145.070 Packet Repeater (OFF LINE)
  • GPS Location: 26.39724 –80.09485

Please use 3102 on your pi-star or any replated hotspot.

WHAT IS TGIF TALKGROUP

On Fridays at 8.30ET on TG-31665 is the TGIF Net. In order to participate, you have to change you pi-start DMR Master from 3102 to TGIF_Network om the drop down list and update your pi-star settings. Once the pi-star has recycled and is operating normally, connect to you hotspot on TG-31665 and enjoy the net. When you are done, change the DMR Master back to 3102. Have fun.


Local DMR Repeaters
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST


Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • Sun 8.00 pm TG-3112529 SeFL FL Tech Net (use TG-311037 as of 5-Jan-2020)
  • Mon 7.30 pm TG-311037 BrainWaves NotANet available to anyone
  • 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 now having internet access, that repeater DMR ID is TG-311037.

On Sunday 5-Jan-2020, we will transition from TG-3112529 to TG-311037.

BRARA DMR BrainWaves NotANet: On Mondays at 7.30pm on TG-311037 to everyone given we have IP access. 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.


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
  • 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

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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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

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   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 © 2019 Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BRARA).

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

Regards and 73 from The Shack
de N4BRF

Newsletter – Oct 2019

LAST UPDATED: 12-OCT-2019 0557

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

Proposed August Minutes
TBA

There are no September minutes due to hurricane Dorian.

Subscribe
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Announcements

  • 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

Calendar


CLICK TO VIEW CALENDAR

CLICK TO VIEW EVENTS


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

Radiator Grille

  • 26-October-2019 10am to 1pm at The Shack
  • Free food and Drinks
  • Inventory displayed for viewing

Special Projects

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

CLICK HERE for DMR Repeater and Antenna Installation Status


  • 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.

CLICK FOR DUES FMI


ARRL CANDIDATE ELECTION DETAILS

  • CLICK HERE  for Jeff Stahl K4BH SE Div Vice-Director Statement

Report (by Ed N4II)

TBA

Ed N4II


Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information


Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

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


Hamcation


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

Please stay tuned for updates

Please note: items are Negotiable 


Training Video 

  • No new Training videos

Training Classes
CLICK FMI


Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE


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.

CLICK HERE to email details.


New Hams Corner
NO NEW ITEMS


New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF


  • W4MGK Alan Preuss

Statistics

  • 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
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST


Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • 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.


Club Repeaters

  • 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.


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
  • 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

Mailing address

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.

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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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

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   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.


Copyright and Protection

Copyright © 2019 Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BRARA).

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

Regards and 73 from The Shack
de N4BRF

Newsletter: June 2019

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

Proposed May Minutes
CLICK TO VIEW

Subscribe
CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE

Announcements

  • Next meeting is 2-JULY-2019 PBC West Boca Library
  • Field Day 22 and 23 June 2019 at The Shack
  • Auction: Round-1 End Date is 10-June-2019
  • Auction: Round-1 CHECKOUT occurs after 10-June-2019
  • Classified Section: see new items added to the list
  • DMR Hotspot users: Please set your device to server 3102 in Texas
  • NETS: Please Complete NBEMS Survey (see below)
  • WAWA at US RT441 and Atlantic Ave to open on 13-June-2019

NBEMS Net Survey


Please complete the survey to discover if the current day and time of the week to hold this net works for folks or might there be a better day and time to conduct this net. Some felt having two nets on Monday back to back was a time challenge.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY


Calendar


CLICK TO VIEW CALENDAR

CLICK TO VIEW EVENTS


This Month’s Speaker

Review of Field Day 2019 by the FD Team


Ham Shack News

  • ICOM IC-7600 is repaired and working normally
  • Amp is out of service

At The Shack on the card table as you enter are items that are ALL FREE for the taking, first-come-first-serve. Hope you find something of use. Good luck.


Special Projects

The following are project status

  • Satellite TOWER BASE installation POSTPONED until Fall of 2019
  • Satellite ANTENNA and radio installation TBA
  • DMR repeater arrived, antenna being built,  internet addressed, installation TBA

QSL Report (by Ed N4II)

Here’s the N4BRF LoTW awards status for the month:

New DXCC this month:
Guadeloupe (FG), 6m; Panama (HP), 20m, Phone.

New WAS this month:
FL, 40m PSK31.  Need NM, SD, and WY on 10m for 5BWAS.
Field Day will be a great opportunity to get these!

New VUCC this month:
FK96 (FG8OJ)

New WAZ this month:
None!

179 (+0) QSLs have been received from our 2012 Field Day activity.
192 (+0) QSLs have been received from our 2013 Field Day activity.
267 (+0) QSLs have been received from our 2014 Field Day activity.
297 (+1) QSLs have been received from our 2015 Field Day activity.
171 (+1) QSLs have been received from our 2016 Field Day activity.
276 (+0) QSLs have been received from our 2017 Field Day activity.
463 (+2) QSLs have been received from our 2018 Field Day activity.

Ed N4II


Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information


Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

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


Field Day 2019 (22 TO 23 June)

CLICK HERE FMI

  • Planning is mostly complete and  implementation is now ramping up.
  • Presently, 60% of the available time slots assigned
  • Station 3 has the most availability at 74% and Station 2 is 33% available.

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

  • Food for lunch
  • Setup and breakdown helping hands

Below is a list of operators who have indicated they would like to work a station and the mode.

If your name is not listed or it is listed and you need adjustments, CLICK HERE TO EMAIL JOHN.C N1QFH

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ASSIGNMENTS

If you would like to work a time slot, or can help with any of the tasks outlined above, CLICK HERE TO EMAIL JOHN.C N1QFH


Hamcation


Save the date 8-February 2020


New Website Capability

  • When any member logs on, they will see the number of times they logged on
  • For the Field Day 2019 special event, the FD2019 Logo appears


Member Online Auction is LIVE

  • Round-1 End Date is 10-June-2019
  • Round-1 CHECKOUT occurs after 10-June-2019

The following items are available on the auction

  • Azden 2m TXF
  • Dipole 80m with ladder line feed cable
  • HEATHKIT SB-104 HF TRANSCEIVER WITH SB-604 PS
  • LDG AT-200Pro Memory Auto-tuner
  • LDG YT100 Tuner
  • Unified Wire DXE-ANTW 1000ft black
  • Vibroplex Vibrokeyer Deluxe Single Paddle

Public Classified Section is LIVE

The following items are available in the Classified Section

  • NEW ITEM – $15 – 3 Mag-mount 2M 5/8 antennas  by Lou W9IL
  • NEW ITEM – $70 – 2 ALINCO DJ-S41T 440 HH by Lou W9IL
  • NEW ITEM – $50 – MFJ-1118 DC Power Outlet by Lou W9IL
  • $70   – ASTRON VS-50M linear power supply by Lou W9IL
  • $200 – ASTRON RS-12A linear power supply by Lou W9IL
  • $600 – ICOM IC-746, Astron PS, Tuner, Mic by Stan W5JYK

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CLASSIFIED ITEMS

Please note: items are Negotiable 


Training Video 

  • No new Training videos

Training Classes
CLICK FMI


Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE


About Our Members

Silent Key

We honor and remembered our members who have passed

  • Keith McPhail K3SKM
  • Linda Lindeman N4JNL
  • Sidney Gogel W2FUR
  • Bob  Dobski KB8WJF

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 details.


New Hams Corner
NO NEW ITEMS


New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF


  • W4HKQ Steve Murphy

Statistics

  • 141 paid members
  • 1 new members
  • 0 pending online applications
  • 4 silent keys
  • 114 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 server3102. 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.

CLICK FOR BLOG POST BY BERNIE NY4Z


Local DMR Repeaters
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST


Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • 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
  • 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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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

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   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 © 2019 Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BRARA).

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

Regards and 73
de N4BRF

          from The Shack       

Newsletter: May 2019

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

Proposed Minutes
CLICK TO VIEW

Subscribe
CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE

Announcements

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

Calendar
CLICK TO VIEW CALENDAR

CLICK TO VIEW EVENTS

This Month’s Speaker

Ray Smolenski N4RU on Winning City Approval for a Tower

CLICK FOR BIO

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.

CLICK TO CONTACT

CLICK FOR DETAILS

QSL Report (by Ed N4II)
TBA

Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information

Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

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.

CLICK TO VIEW PHOTOS

Field Day 2019 (22 TO 23 June)

CLICK HERE FMI

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ASSIGNMENTS

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.

CLICK TO CONTACT

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
CLICK FMI

Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE

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
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF

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
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST

Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • 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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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

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   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

Newsletter: Feb 2019

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

Proposed Minutes
CLICK TO VIEW

Announcements

  • Next meeting is 5-MARCH-2019 PBC West Boca Library

Calendar
CLICK TO VIEW CALENDAR

This Month’s Speaker

Les Kalmus W2LK – The 2018 VP6D Ducie Island expedition:  behind the scene

CLICK FOR BIO

Monthly Meeting Agenda
TBA

Ham Shack News


Linear Amp operation is being adjusted

QSL Report (by Ed N4II)
CLICK FOR QSL REPORT

Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information

Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

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

Wintah Field Day 2019

Results to be announced at the next monthly meeting by Gerry.Z

Hamcation
CLICK FMI

Save the date 8 to 10 February 2019.

CAR POOLING
CLICK FOR DETAILS

New Website Capability

No new Member capabilities

  • Training Video 

No new Training videos

Training Classes
CLICK TO READ MORE

Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE

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
NO NEW ITEMS

New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF

Welcome New Members

  • KK4TSP Keith Cavanaugh
  • WB2QWU Philip Fruchtman
  • W4EJO Erik Olmer
  • KN4FQY Angelo Caruso
  • KC2JVS Bonnie Greenfeld
  • K8BQ Michael Greenfeld
  • KD2CRH Francine Taylor
  • KC2WE Seth Taylor

Statistics

  • 105 paid members
  • 8 new members since last month
  • 24 new members since 1-OCT 2018
  • 8 new members fiscal year to date
  • 2 pending online applications
  • 82 renewals for 2019

Local DMR Repeaters
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST

Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • 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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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.

Editor

73 de Jeff W4AEQ Vice President

Newsletter: Jan-2019

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

Proposed Minutes
CLICK TO VIEW

Announcements

  • Next meeting is 5-FEB-2019 PBC West Boca Library

Calendar
CLICK TO VIEW CALENDAR

This Month’s Speaker

John N1QFH on 2019 Wintah Field Day

CLICK FOR BIO

Monthly Meeting Agenda
TBA

Ham Shack News


No report

QSL Report (by Ed N4II)
TBA

Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information

Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

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
CLICK FMI

Save the date 8 to 10 February 2019.

CAR POOLING
CLICK FOR DETAILS

New Website Capability
CLICK FOR NEW FEATURES

  • Member Details, Gear, Contact info, Bio’s
  • Training Video 

CLICK HOW TO USE CREDENTIALS

Training Classes
CLICK TO READ MORE

Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE

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
NO NEW ITEMS

New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF

Welcome New Members

  • K2HZI Roger Gottfried
  • KB4JG David Plich
  • N0ADF Steve Neumeyer
  • W1JAY Jay Mandelker
  • WB4ZQG Norman Mandel

Statistics

  • 84 paid members
  • 5 new members since last month
  • 14 new members since 1-OCT
  • 0 new members fiscal year to date
  • 1 pending online applications
  • 70 renewals for 2019

Local DMR Repeaters
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST

Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • 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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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

Newsletter: Dec 2018

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

Proposed Minutes
CLICK TO VIEW

Announcements

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

Calendar
CLICK TO VIEW CALENDAR

This Month’s Speaker

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

CLICK FOR BIO

Monthly Meeting Agenda
CLICK FOR DETAILS

Ham Shack News


No report

QSL Report (by Ed N4II)
CLICK FOR DETAILS

Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information

Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

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
CLICK FMI

Save the date 8 to 10 February 2019.

CAR POOLING
CLICK FOR DETAILS

New Website Capability
CLICK FOR NEW FEATURES

  • 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
CLICK TO READ MORE

Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE

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
NO NEW ITEMS

New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF

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
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST

Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • 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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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

Newsletter: Nov 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Newsletter is constantly undergoing updates. Recheck often for changes.

Proposed Minutes
CLICK TO VIEW

Announcements

  • Dues paid after October 1st count for all of 2019

Calendar
CLICK TO VIEW CALENDAR

This Month’s Speaker

Rick Rosen, K1DS  on “Having Fun with EME”

CLICK FOR BIO

Monthly Meeting Agenda
CLICK TO READ MORE

Da Prez  Sez

No report

Ham Shack News

No report

QSL Report (by Ed N4II)
CLICK TO READ MORE

Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information

Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

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

Wintah Field Day 2019

Save the date 26 and 27 January 2019. 

Plans are underway and Station signup will be available soon.

CLICK FMI

CLICK FOR WFD2019 RULES

Hamcation
CLICK FMI

Save the date 8 to 10 February 2019.

CARPOOLING

We are offering upto 6 seats in a comfortable van to travel to Orlando this year. We depart Saturday 9-February from the shack at 6am and return about 5pm. If you are interested in traveling with us in a comfortable van for a fee of $30 per person which includes rental, gas and tolls please contact  John N1QFH CLICK TO EMAIL. This is a first-come-first serve offering.

New Website Capability
CLICK TO READ MORE

BRARA text now scrolls from bottom to top. HOVER mouse on text to PAUSE.

Scrolling News

  • 6-Nov 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
  • New DMR Codeplug for TG-3112529 is available
  • GCARC and BRARA partnering to being you DMR nets
  • Monday 7pm is VoiceCom Net on 145.29 BRARA repeater for NEW HAMS and INFO sharing
  • DX Ducie Island: W2LK Les Co-Team Leader

Training Video 

A new BRARA Board training video has been produced to help board members use the specialized tools.

Training Classes
CLICK TO READ MORE

Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE

About Our Members

Dx: Ducie Island and CW OP Les W2LK

CLICK TO READ MORE

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
CLICK TO READ MORE

How to become a proficient CW Operator

New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF

Welcome New Members

  • KN4CHN James Nycum
  • KC7FBN Rob Adams
  • AC4JM Jeff Modlin
  • WA1PIR Kenneth Friedman
  • KA1OSH Phyllis Friedman

Statistics

  • 149 paid members
  • 5 new members
  • 5 pending online membership applications
  • 11 renewals for 2019

Local DMR Repeaters
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST

Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • 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. 

Gerry Gawaldo KG4FUR continues as NCS and has addressed many technical topics. The number of checked in station are growing and folks are returning from all around the world. For details of the checked in stations, please see the HOME page NET ACTIVITY and click on tab named DMR TECH.

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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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.

Editor

73 de Jeff W4AEQ Vice President

Newsletter: Oct 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Newsletter is constantly undergoing updates. Recheck often for changes.

Calendar
CLICK TO VIEW CALENDAR

This Month’s Speaker

Ralph Boyd, KK4GUB on Amateur Radio Astronomy.

CLICK FOR BIO

Monthly Meeting Agenda
CLICK TO READ MORE

Da Prez  Sez

No report

Ham Shack News

The shack general meeting space has been reorganized and various appliances have been relocated such as the large monitor. The coffee station and refrigerator have been also relocated.  This was done by Jerry W4BFL as a way to improve the space and accommodate more folks visiting the shack and for classes.

QSL Report (by Ed N4II)
CLICK TO READ MORE

Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information

Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

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

New Website Capability
CLICK TO READ MORE

Featured QRZ Items, Logistics, Handy Links,  Scheduled Nets and Repeaters have been updated

Training Video 

No new videos

Training Classes
CLICK TO READ MORE

Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE

New Hams Corner
CLICK TO READ MORE

Wire/cable selection and use

New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF

Welcome New Members

  • KK4PPN Gerald Haase
  • KN4FFO Rose Marie Arnold
  • KN4NVD Pat Sage
  • N1DCN Dave Noderer (from May)
  • KK5OAR Steven Gray

BRARA has 138 paid members excluding 5 pending online membership applications.

Winter Field Day
CLICK FOR 2019 WFD ASSOCIATION

Planning has begun.

Local DMR Repeaters
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST

Scheduled DMR Nets

  • Day EDST Talk Group
  • Sun 8.00 pm TG-310035 SeFL FL Tech
  • Wed 9.00 pm TG-03 (NA) NA Tech
  • Sat 12.00 noon TG-01 (WW)

Local Analog Repeater Nets

  • Daily 6.00 pm SEFL Traffic 146.61 MHz
  • Tue 7.30 pm Greater Boca/Delray CERT 443.1 MHz
  • Fri  7:30 pm SATERN Net WARC 147.285 + PL-103.5

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

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

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

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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
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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.

Editor

73 de Jeff W4AEQ Vice President