Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Community - Communication - Leadership
ANNOUNCEMENTS
as of 24-April-2021
  • Shack Access BETA Test
  • Register SKYWARN training CLICK
  • March Minutes CLICK
  • Next BOD meeting 24-April 10am
  • FL QSO Party 24-25 April CLICK
  • 2021 ARRL FD Rules CLICK
  • MAY-8 Next Simplex Exercise CLICK
  • SEFTN for 04-APRIL CLICK
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
MARCH
Robert Reardon KO4OBK
Israel Gotay
Michael Raynor KO4ONO
APRIL
Richard Gross K4BXK
SHACK STATUS
Renewals
Oct 1st to March 31
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 re-examine the process and criteria to open the shack. This team has been underway, progress is being made, watch for details.
Membership Renewals
Your Can Still Renew
CLICK for 2021 Dues Payment Gateway

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

Please Note
Any member who had yet to renew for 2021 continued full privileges and benefits of Membership until March 31st.  After that date you will be unable to log onto the website or participate in members only activities
 
If you have paid your dues and have NOT received an email confirming payment, please contact

Michael Greenfeld by email k8bq@arrl.net
MAY 2021
4 th 7pm
General Meeting
4-May 7pm
CLICK for Zoom Auction
Meeting ID
865 5255 5294
Passcode 
123456
May Presenter
Ed Callaway N4II
"VOACAP for DX prediction"

April Presenter

Ralph W1DAR
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Renewals
Oct 1st to March 31
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Date   UTC   AOS ELV
20 Apr 19:36 318 87
24 Apr 18:03 317 86

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SHACK ACCESS BETA TEST
Testing the Reservation Process
EXPLAINATION:
For members only, the capability to make a request to access the shack as a BETA test, is available. Members may login, and select SHACK ACCESS from the SELECT menu drop down. From there a series of 4 sections and questions will be asked of you. Please watch the training video before doing this.

CONSTRAINTS
  • This is strictly a test for Members
  • The shack remains closed until our reopening plan is completed and approved
  • No shack time will actually be scheduled or committed as a result of completing the form
  • Thank you for participating in this test of future capability
CONTACT:
If you encounter any issue, please email John.C N1QFH wirehead52@gmail.com. 
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 2020 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 16-APR-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 160
FULL MEMBERS 125
FAMILY MEMBERS 23
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 2
LIFETIME 6
PENDING 2
EXTRA CLASS 92
ADVANCED CLASS 12
GENERAL CLASS 38
TECHNICIAN  CLASS 25
NOVICE  CLASS 1
RENEWED 150
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: 12
Get well cards: 14
Total cards Sent: 26

CLICK HERE to email your details.
AMATEUR EXTRA QUESTION
E9A06 (A)
What is the effective radiated power relative to a dipole of a repeater station with 200 watts transmitter power output, 4 dB feed line loss, 3.2 dB duplexer loss, 0.8 dB circulator loss, and 10 dBd antenna gain?
A. 317 watts
B. 2000 watts
C. 126 watts
D. 300 watts

E2E09
Which of the following HF digital modes uses variable-length coding for bandwidth efficiency?
A. RTTY
B. PACTOR
C. MT63
D. PSK31
Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
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