Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Community - Communication - Leadership
ANNOUNCEMENTS
as of 27-Feb-2021
  • ARRL 2021 FD changes CLICK
  • FEB 2 General Meeting Minutes CLICK
  • FEB 10 BOD minutes CLICK
  • SEFTN Updates for 14-FEB CLICK
  • QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo CLICK
  • AMARS 60m COMEX Schedule CLICK
  • Add to carousel, see PHOTOS NEEDED
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
February
Ellee Spiro N2RRE
Elliot Spiro N2HYD
Dwight Woodson KO4MUZ
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.
The BOD has tasked a group to reexamine the process and criteria to open the shack. This team has been underway for a few days and progress is being made.
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 continue 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
March 2021
2 nd 7pm
General Meeting
2-Mar-2021 7pm
CLICK for Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID
865 5255 5294
Passcode 
123456
Presenter
Joe Carcia  NJ1Q 
"Workings of W1AW"
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Renewals
Oct 1st to March 31
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MARCH SIMPLEX EXERCISE
6-MARCH-2021 11AM 145.29

DATE: Saturday 6-March-2021

TIME: 11.00 am 

DURATION: 30-45 MIN

FREQUENCY: Net begins on 145.29- PL110.9

VHF SIMPLEX: Analog 146.55 145.58 DMR 145.510 145.790 TS2 TG-99

UHF SIMPLEX: Analog 446.000 DMR 441.000 TS2 TG-99

CLICK for more info
PHOTOS NEEDED

If you have visited our website and scrolled down to the bottom, you will see photos scrolling from right to left. The Silent Keys are shown first followed by our BOD and an assortment of photos from our many events.

If you have waded through these and you DO NOT see your photo and would like to see it added to our carousel, please send it to John.C wirehead52@gmail.com and we'll get it add. 

2021 WINTER FIELD DAY
HOW TO SUBMIT RESULTS

BRARA MEMBERS USE THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL CLUB NAME:


Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association

Logs must be submitted to

  • EMAIL: wfda@winterfieldday.com
  • SUBJECT LINE: WFD 2021 Log XXXXX XXXXX your callsign
  • DUE DATE: Before 0000 UTC March 1st 2021
  • LOGS:  submitted attached Cabrillo file (not as email text)
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 26-FEB-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 148
ACTIVE MEMBERS 116
FAMILY MEMBERS 24
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 1
LIFETIME 6
PENDING 1
EXTRA CLASS 85
ADVANCED CLASS 11
GENERAL CLASS 36
TECHNICIAN  CLASS 23
NOVICE  CLASS 1
RENEWED 140
BRARA AUCTION
The next BRARA ZOOM Auction is being planned for April 17.  The last one was a lot of fun for those who participated and some great bargains were found.

The auction committee is going to look through the surplus pile to see what else is out there.  If you have some surplus electronics gear that you would be willing to donate to the cause, contact Mike, K8BQ at k8bq@arrl.net.
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
If you're not yet subscribed, send an email to 
BRARA+owner@groups.io

To send a message to the group, send an email to brara@groups.io

For full information on BRARA's groups.io
go to https://groups.io/g/BRARA
THIS IS ARMY MARS
MARS stands for Military Auxiliary Radio System.  MARS is a Department of Defense sponsored program, established as a separately managed and operated program by the Army, and Air Force
MARS Announces Dates for 60-Meter Interoperability

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) has announced dates in 2021 during which MARS members will operate on 60 meters for interoperability with the amateur radio community. Some dates coincide with quarterly Department of Defense Communications Exercises (COMEX). CLICK FMI
CLICK AMARS  Contact John.C   wirehead52@gmail.com
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
E8B05 (D)
What is the deviation ratio of an FM-phone signal having a maximum frequency swing of plus-or-minus 5 kHz when the maximum modulation frequency is 3 kHz?
A. 60
B. 0.167
C. 0.6
D. 1.67

E1B03 
Within what distance must an amateur station protect an FCC monitoring facility from harmful interference?
A. 1 mile
B. 3 miles
C. 10 miles
D. 30 miles
Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
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