Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Community - Communication - Leadership
ANNOUNCEMENTS
as of 1-May-2021
  • KEEP FREQ CLEAR REQUEST CLICK
  • Shack Access BETA Test
  • April Zoom Auction Statistics CLICK
  • 7-8 May Armed Forces Day CLICK
  • Understanding DMR Terminology CLICK
  • BRARA Nets using NetLogger CLICK
  • March Minutes CLICK
  • Next BOD meeting 12-May 6.00pm
  • 2021 ARRL FD Rules CLICK
  • MAY-8 Next Simplex Exercise CLICK
  • SEFTN for 27-APRIL CLICK
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
MARCH
Robert Reardon KO4OBK
Israel Gotay
Michael Raynor KO4ONO
APRIL
Richard Gross K4BXK
Robert Abrams WA3LOK
SHACK STATUS
The BOD Shack Opening Committee is re-examining the process and criteria to open the shack. This team is making good progress. Watch for an update at May 4th meeting
Members: have you logged on and tried the Shack Access process?

More details are found below.
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 Monthly Meeting
Meeting ID
865 5255 5294
Passcode 
123456
May Presenter
Ed Callaway N4II
"VOACAP for DX prediction"

April Presenter

Ralph W1DAR
CLICK to Watch
CLICK Membership Renewals
Renewals
Oct 1st to March 31
for Weekly Audio News
Links

Passes above 70 deg

CLICK FMI

Date   UTC   AOS ELV
02 May 14:58 317 83
06 May 13:25 317 81

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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 1-May-2021.
STATISTICS DESCRIPTION COUNT
TOTAL MEMBERS 166
FULL MEMBERS 127
FAMILY MEMBERS 23
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 2
LIFETIME 6
PENDING 6
EXTRA CLASS 93
ADVANCED CLASS 13
GENERAL CLASS 41
TECHNICIAN  CLASS 25
NOVICE  CLASS 1
RENEWED 151
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
E2E09 (D)
Which of the following HF digital modes uses variable-length coding for bandwidth efficiency?
A. RTTY
B. PACTOR
C. MT63
D. PSK31

E5A05
What is the result of increasing the Q of an impedance-matching circuit?
A. Matching bandwidth is decreased
B. Matching bandwidth is increased
C. Matching range is increased
D. It has no effect on impedance matching
Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
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