Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Community - Communication - Leadership
    
ANNOUNCEMENTS
as of 8-January-2022
  • Shack open for WINTER FIELD DAY
  • Membership Renewals OPEN
  • Stations 1,3,4 working normally
  • Next BOD meeting 12-JAN 6.00pm
2022 Winter Field Day Details
BRARA Shack will be open for 2022 WFD. Please make your reservation with John.C N1QFH. Click the below button for details.
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Annual ARRL VHF Sweepstakes
Jan 15 to Jan 16 2022
QSO schedule:
Text Rick 215-284-5517
CLICK for DETAILS
Mask Required at Shack
Please be advised the County is  returning to a mandatory mask requirement beginning Monday, January 3, 2022 at 12:01 a m. 
TRIVIA QUESTION
SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWER
In amateur radio parlance, what does the two-letter phrase "DX" stand for?
FEB 2022
1 st 7PM
CLICK for Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID
865 5255 5294
Passcode 
123456
February
Presenter
Morgan Bailey NJ8M
"End fed antennas"
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Renewals
Oct 1st to March 31
CLICK Membership Statistics
CLICK FPT DXPedition Donations
PARK - TEST DISTRIBUTION SITE
Please be advised that West Delray Regional Park (WDRP)has been selected as a test kit distribution site for Friday, January 7, 2022 & Saturday January 8, 2022. It is highly recommended that you refrain from park use until after 3PM each day as the lines are expected to be long.

Please be advised that if you get stuck in the test kit distribution line staff cannot assist you in getting out. Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation regarding this community health initiative.

Kirk Brooks, Manager, Support Services
Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department
SIMPLEX EXERCISE
NEXT EXERCISE: FEB 5TH 11.00AM ET
Please note
There is no exercise on January 1st 2022
CLICK FMI EXERCISE
For our Members: a New Capability
A new feature has been added to our Members website. When logged on, from the MENU, go to CERT. Your BRARA Member Certificate will be provided for framing.
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
AED AT SHACK
Thanks to the Board of Directors, our new AED has arrived and installed at the shack. We are hoping Jeff.S K4BH will give us all a brief overview.
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.
Want to be Army MARS trained?
A new year with new challenges. If you ever considered becoming a certified MARS operator, this may be the opportunity for you. Please contact John.C N1QFH email wirehead52@gmail.com.

FRYING PAN TOWER DXPEDITION

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
January
KB4JOG Dennis Reilly
W6MGV Marc Verdi
KB4QWM Paul Edhlund
December
N2QFT Joanne Cummings
KD2DXQ Dick Cummings
KO4VGC Nancie Serphos
K4RED Steven Serphos
KA2HTV David Borenstein

W6HDG Howard Groveman
ASSOC Robert Brozost
November
N2WS Wally Shapiro
KY4AMP Anthony Potts
WB2MKX Jay Nearnberg
October
KO4TZK Andrew Auster
ASSOC Carolina Auster
KM4DWC Steven Kilburn
WB2MJH Len Crispino
KA2VRU Rita Russo
KM4UJP Jonathan Goodson
KJ4QVS Shawn Major
W4SBH Shawn Hoffman
KO4FBU Barry Gardner
KO4TEQ Elise Gotay
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: 16
Get well cards: 16
Total cards Sent: 32

CLICK HERE to email your details.
AMATEUR EXTRA QUESTION
E6F03 (D)
What is the most common configuration of an optoisolator or optocoupler?
A. A lens and a photomultiplier
B. A frequency modulated helium-neon laser
C. An amplitude modulated helium-neon laser
D. An LED and a phototransistor


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
TRIVIA ANSWER
Answer: distance

DX is often used to indicate a station in a country outside one's own, regardless of "distance".
A BIT OF HUMOR
Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
  Good Health to All
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