Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Community - Communication - Leadership
    
ANNOUNCEMENTS
as of 18-December-2021
  • Membership Renews OPEN
  • New DMR TOPICS?
  • Hello EchoLink - OFFLINE
  • AED - soon, very soon
  • Stations 1,3,4 working normally
  • Next BOD meeting 29-DEC 6.00pm
Lou Okstein: World War II veteran
Thanks to Jay.M W1COW. 
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We were happy to help celebrate Lou Okstein, a World War II veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy, who just turned 101. Happy birthday, Lou! Thank you for your service.
TRIVIA QUESTION
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What is Yuri Gagarin, Amateur Callsign: UA1LO, famous for?
SIMPLEX EXERCISE
Please note
There is no exercise on January 1st 2022
NEXT EXERCISE: FEB 5TH 11.00AM ET
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JAN 2022
4 th 7PM
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Meeting ID
865 5255 5294
Passcode 
123456
January
Presenter

Tim Duffy K3LR
"The DX Engineering Story"
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Renewals
Oct 1st to March 31
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CLICK FPT DXPedition Donations
CLICK FMI FT-897
CLICK FMI B-SQ-TFD
STATION-4: FT-897
Station-4 is in the VHF/UHF room on the north facing desk. It has a FT-897 setup sitting to the left of the secured AMARS station (CLICK FMI). A B-Square Terminated Folded Dipole (CLICK FMI) is available. It remains disconnected and requires no tuner.

If any operator wants to use the FT-897, they may connect the B-Square TFD to the FT-897 jumper coax and operate. Please no AMPS and only run 100 watt limit. When done, please disconnect the B-Square TFD.

The B-Square TFD is 124ft located at approx. 45 feet on the VHF/UHF tower with legs going east-west about 15ft off the ground.

Questions: John.C N1QFH Good luck.
Webmasters Needed
Beginning in Jan-2022 we are looking for any BRARA member with a solid IT back ground to assist with the webmaster tasks for BRARA. Please contact John.C N1QFH via email wirehead52@gmail.com
 

FRYING PAN TOWER DXPEDITION

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
December
KA2HTV David Borenstein

W6HDG Howard Groveman
ASSOC Robert Brozost
November
N2WS Wally Shapiro
KY4AMP Anthony Potts
WB2MKX Jay Nearnberg
October
KM4DWC Steven Kilburn
WB2MJH Len Crispino
KA2VRU Rita Russo
KM4UJP Jonathan Goodson
KJ4QVS Shawn Major
W4SBH Shawn Hoffman
KO4FBU Barry Gardner
KO4TEQ Elise Gotay
Membership Renewals
If you have paid your dues and have NOT received an email confirming payment, or if you have paid your dues and are having trouble logging on to the website, please contact Henry Seidner WA2ROA by email hseidner@me.com
Member Logon Password Reset
Every so often a member may need to have their password reset. Please email Henry Seidner WA2ROA via hseidner@me.com and he will work with you to handle your request.
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 details below.
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: 14
Get well cards: 16
Total cards Sent: 30

CLICK HERE to email your details.
AMATEUR EXTRA QUESTION
E7A10 (C)
What is a truth table?
A. A table of logic symbols that indicate the high logic states of an op-amp
B. A diagram showing logic states when the digital device output is true
C. A list of inputs and corresponding outputs for a digital device
D. A table of logic symbols that indicate the logic states of an op-amp

E0A10
What toxic material may be present in some electronic components such as high voltage capacitors and transformers?
A. Polychlorinated biphenyls
B. Polyethylene
C. Polytetrafluoroethylene
D. Polymorphic silicon
TRIVIA ANSWER
Answer: He was the first cosmonaut and the first human in space.

Many Soviet/Russian Cosmonauts and American Astronauts have been Amateur Radio Operators. Yuri Gagarin (UA1LO), a Russian cosmonaut and Hero of the Soviet Union, was the first human in space, his flight taking place on April 21st, 1961.
Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
  Good Health to All
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