Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Community - Communication - Leadership
ANNOUNCEMENTS
as of 27-March-2021
  • Last Man Standing QSO TODAY CLICK
  • CERT Training 145.29 29-March CLICK
  • Register SKYWARN training CLICK
  • Origin of Breakfast Group CLICK
  • BOD Zoom meeting TODAY 10am
  • ARISS now operational CLICK
  • 2021 ARRL FD Rules CLICK
  • March Simplex Exercise AAR CLICK
  • MAY-8 Next Simplex Exercise CLICK
  • ARRL 2021 FD changes CLICK
  • FEB 2 Meeting Minutes CLICK
  • FEB 27 BOD minutes CLICK
  • SEFTN Updates for 9-MARCH CLICK
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
February
Ellee Spiro N2RRE
Elliot Spiro N2HYD
Dwight Woodson KO4MUZ
Mamie Barnhardt KO4KFR
MARCH
Robert Reardon KO4OBK
Israel Gotay
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
Time is Running Out
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
APRIL 2021
6 th 7pm
General Meeting
6-April 7pm
CLICK for Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID
865 5255 5294
Passcode 
123456
Presenter
Ralph W1DAR on "Antennas for HOA"
CLICK Membership Renewals
Renewals
Oct 1st to March 31
CLICK to watch
Joe Carcia NJ1Q
"AboutW1AW"
for Weekly Audio News
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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-MAR-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 155
ACTIVE MEMBERS 121
FAMILY MEMBERS 24
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 2
LIFETIME 6
PENDING 1
EXTRA CLASS 87
ADVANCED CLASS 11
GENERAL CLASS 39
TECHNICIAN  CLASS 24
NOVICE  CLASS 1
RENEWED 136
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.
SKYWARN TRAINING
The National Weather Service Miami office will conduct Basic and Advanced Skywarn spotter training online on Thursday April 22 from 6-8 PM
It is Free and open to anyone age 16 and older HERE in PBC.......

You must register to attend.
https://www.Eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-storm-spotter-training-tickets-147815737851
 
For further information contact NWS Miami at https://www.weather.gov/mfl/skywarn

 
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
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
E7H12 (B)
Which of the following must be done to ensure that a crystal oscillator provides the frequency specified by the crystal manufacturer?
A. Provide the crystal with a specified parallel inductance

B. Provide the crystal with a specified parallel capacitance
C. Bias the crystal at a specified voltage
D. Bias the crystal at a specified current

E7F11
What sets the minimum detectable signal level for a direct-sampling SDR receiver in the absence of atmospheric or thermal noise?
A. Sample clock phase noise
B. Reference voltage level and sample width in bits
C. Data storage transfer rate
D. Missing codes and jitter
Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
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