Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Community - Communication - Leadership
ANNOUNCEMENTS
as of 29-May-2021
  • Shack Open details CLICK
  • May Simplex Exercise complete
  • Next Simplex Exercise 3-July 
  • BRARA Nets using NetLogger CLICK
  • April Minutes CLICK
  • Next BOD meeting 29-May 10.00 AM
  • 2021 ARRL FD Rules CLICK
  • SEFTN for 27-APRIL CLICK
SHACK STATUS
The BOD Shack Opening Committee provided their final report on opening plans. The BOD voted to open the shack. CLICK for details.
AUCTION ITEM PICKUP
  • Saturday 22nd and 29th-May-2021
  • From 2pm to 4pm at the shack
  • Pay by check or cash
Echolink Down
The Echolink server is down due to a hardware failure.  Bruce will let the club know via groups.io when it has been restored.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
APRIL
Richard Gross K4BXK
Robert Abrams WA3LOK
Membership Renewals
You 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
JUNE 2021
1st 7pm
General Meeting
1-June 7pm
CLICK for Monthly Meeting
Meeting ID
865 5255 5294
Passcode 
123456
June Presenter

Rich WB1J "Pandemic experience"
May Presentation

Ed N4II presents "VOACAP"

Go to 1hr 1min 30sec
CLICK to Watch Ed N4II
CLICK Membership Renewals
Renewals
Oct 1st to March 31
Links
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VISIT OUR WEBSITE VISIT OUR WEBSITE
BRARA 2021 Membership
We look forward to a full year of many projects even with COVID-19. Member tools are periodically undergoing updates.  The Shack will be reopening for limited use starting June 5. See the link under Announcements.
 
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 28-May-2021.
STATISTICS DESCRIPTION COUNT
TOTAL MEMBERS 170
FULL MEMBERS 130
FAMILY MEMBERS 23
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS 3
LIFETIME 6
PENDING 5
EXTRA CLASS 98
ADVANCED CLASS 13
GENERAL CLASS 39
TECHNICIAN  CLASS 25
NOVICE  CLASS 1
RENEWED 154
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
E6D04 (B)
Which materials are commonly used as a core in an inductor?
A. Polystyrene and polyethylene
B. Ferrite and brass
C. Teflon and Delrin
D. Cobalt and aluminum

E6D05
What is one reason for using ferrite cores rather than powdered iron in an inductor?
A. Ferrite toroids generally have lower initial permeability
B. Ferrite toroids generally have better temperature stability
C. Ferrite toroids generally require fewer turns to produce a given inductance value
D. Ferrite toroids are easier to use with surface mount technology

 
Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
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