Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Community - Communication - Leadership
ANNOUNCEMENTS
as of 30-Jan-2021
  • Mike Siegel W2RT is SK CLICK
  • VHF Exercise AAR CLICK
  • JAN Member Meeting Minutes CLICK
  • SEFTN Updates for 24-JAN CLICK
  • FCC: do not use radios in crimes CLICK
  • QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo CLICK
  • 2021 Treasure Coast Hamfest  CLICK
  • 2021 Hamvention cancelled CLICK
  • 2021 MCARA Hamfest cancelled CLICK
  • FLARC - CYCLE-25 etc CLICK
  • Orlando Hamcation Special Edition CLICK
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
January
Harry Bryant AA2WN
Eli Papatestas KO4LGS
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.

 
Membership Renewals
CLICK for 2021 Dues Payment Gateway

Membership period: Jan 1st to Dec 31 st.
Renewals began:     October 1 st
Grace period ends:  March 31 st

Please Note
Any member who has yet to renew for 2021 shall continues full privileges and benefits of Membership until March 31st.
 
If you have paid your dues and have NOT received an email confirming payment, please contact

Michael Greenfeld by email k8bq@arrl.net
February 2021
2 nd 7pm
General Meeting
2-Feb-2021 7pm
CLICK for Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID
865 5255 5294
Passcode 
123456
Presenter
Rich WB1J 
"Remote Operation Planning"
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Renewals
Oct 1st to March 31
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WHEN
Jan 30 from 2pm
Jan 31 thru 2pm
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VHF Simplex Exercise AAR
The Simplex VHF Exercise concluded on 23-Jan-2021.

CLICK for Net After Action Report (AAR)

CLICK for checked in stations (click Check-ins tab)

Next VHF Exercise: Tentative  6-March 11am

What will be different
  • VHF SSB component on 144.200 SSB
  • NCS Script changes focusing on brevity
  • Request to relay signal reports
  • Assign multiple NCS geographically distributed
  • Alternate NCS QSY to 146.58 for signal report
SEEKING DETAILS OF OUR SILENT KEYS
Since we have been keeping records of our SILENT KEYS, we strive to place a face with the callsign and name. As you know the BRARA Board will be creating plaques listing our SK's.

Yet, we've run into a sticking point: we are missing 2 pictures of our SKs.

Yes, we have been looking and asking around to no avail.

The is where you may be able to help. Do you have any good picture of

Frank London W1IVB
Sidney Gogel W2FUR


If so, please contact John.C

EMAIL  wirehead52@gamil.com
TEXT   207.239.0268

CLICK for our SKs (once there. CLICK ON SILENT KEYS TAB)

Thank you.
BRARA 2021 Membership
We look forward to a full year of many projects even with COVID-19. Member tools are periodically undergoing updates.
 
Thank you for your support which is vital to our success.

How can you tell if you have not paid your 2021 dues? There are two ways.

1. No logon permitted if Admin Year was 2019 or earlier.

2. On home page see message "2021 dues payable by 2021-03-31."

In either case, to resolve this, please visit our Payment Gateway to Pay 2021 Dues.
MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS
The following are some Membership statistics as of 29-JAN-2021. Please note these numbers are vastly different from prior BRARA Weekly Updates because we rolled into a NEW YEAR. 
STATISTICS DESCRIPTION COUNT
TOTAL MEMBERS 142
ACTIVE MEMBERS 114
FAMILY MEMBERS 20
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 1
LIFETIME 5
PENDING 2
EXTRA CLASS 83
ADVANCED CLASS 11
GENERAL CLASS 34
TECHNICIAN  CLASS 21
NOVICE  CLASS 1
RENEWED 133
HAVE A QUESTION???
If you have a technical question why not ask the experts, your fellow BRARA members?  The best way to do this is to post it on our groups.io distribution list BRARA@groups.io.

Please remember that you need to send your post using the email account you used when signing up for groups.io.  If you are not signed up, then see below details.
GROUPS . IO SUBSCRIPTION REQUEST
Please subscribe to BRARA@groups.io email distribution. 

For a reminder invitation, email BRARA+owner@groups.io.

Please include in that email request your first name, call sign, and email address which is recorded as your primary email account in the BRARA member roster. 
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.

From inception, here are statistics from what Robert has sent:

 
Condolence cards: 11
Get well cards: 15

CLICK HERE to email your details.
AMATEUR EXTRA QUESTION
E9D04 (C)
Why should an HF mobile antenna loading coil have a high ratio of reactance to resistance?
A. To swamp out harmonics
B. To lower the radiation angle
C. To minimize losses
D. To minimize the Q

E4D12 
What is the term for the reduction in receiver sensitivity caused by a strong signal near the received frequency?
A. Desensitization
B. Quieting
C. Cross-modulation interference
D. Squelch gain rollback
Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
          GOOD HEALTH         
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