Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
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UPDATE: Overview Plans
As of Thur 13-Jan-2022
  • BRARA WFD Overall Plans
  • Operating Release Form
  • Mask Required at Shack
  • Reservation process
  • Shack and station expectations
WFD RUNS FOR 24 HOURS
2PM SATURDAY TO 2PM SUNDAY
JAN 2022
29-30
CLICK WFD DETAILS
BRARA WFD Overall Plans
There will not be a Club operation using the N4BRF call
By Board directive for this event, any person who has been a BRARA Member for 1 year or more may use the shack to operate any of the stations designated for Winter Field Day.

Member will be responsible for recording and submitting their individual results. Operators must use their own callsign when operating from the shack.

When operators submit their results, please be sure to designate
Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
as the affiliated club. 
OPERATING RELEASE FORM
OPERATOR REQUIREMENT
If an operator has yet to sign the release form and needs a key, please contact Ralph W1DAR email mele.jaguar@gmail.com

Operators are required to sign the release before operating.

If an operator previously signed the release, no further action is required.
Mask Required at Shack
Please be advised the County has returned to mandatory mask requirement beginning Monday, January 3, 2022 at 12:01 a m. 
RESERVATION PROCESS
Reservations are first-come-first-serve
FOR WFD ONLY: Please do not use the on-line reservation tool for this event. John.C will handle it for you.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
Any Member who would like to operate any of the Club stations, please send to John.C N1QFH wirehead52@gmail.com the following information
  • YOUR CALLSIGN, EMAIL, PHONE
  • DATE YOU WANT TO OPERATE
  • BEGINNING AND ENDING TIME TO OPERATE
  • PREFERRED STATION(S) (see below)
  • ANY SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
STATIONS AND ANTENNAS
Station 1 IC-7600 on SteppIR / vertical
Station 3 IC-7600 on Fan dipole / SteppIR
Station 4 FT-897 on B-Square Terminated Folded dipole
CONSIDERATIONS
  • Stations 1 and 3 may alternate antennas as needed.
  • No band-pass filters will be used.
  • Power is limited to 100 watts
  • One station will be operated for any 1 hour time slot
  • Only 1 operator shall be in the HF / VHF rooms
  • Next on-deck operator may wait in the main area
  • Overnight operation will be allowed
  • The Shack door shall be locked during all shifts
  • At end of shift, return Station to neutral settings
RESERVATIONS AND ROSTERS
Given only one operator shall be allowed in the HF/VHF rooms at any time, please note your request is be balanced with other member's request and your schedule request may have to be adjust to accommodate other members. You will receive a confirmation by email or phone call. A roster of station reservation will be published on a regular basis.
CLICK FOR STATION ASSIGNMENTS
NO BAND PASS FILTER WILL BE USED
Only one station can be in operation at a time and that the reservation process will take that into account.
BALANCING ASSIGNED HOURS
Operators will be assigned a balanced number of hours to ensure everyone has equal access to the 2 day schedule. Operators are encouraged to limit their assignment to 3 on-air hours per session.

As an example, an operator may work 3 hours, take a few hours break and then operate another 3 hours.

You may work with John.C on exceptions to this guideline.
CONFIRMATION
John.C will use the online reservation tool to assign your reservation request. This is being done given many members may not be able to access the reservation system and to ensure all members have equal access to the various stations to operate.
LOGGING
Operators will use paper or their own PC to log contacts. Station computers should not be used since these are setup for N4BRF and that call cannot be reported for the operating station. Member callsign only should be used.

Paper LOGS will be available at the shack. 
CLICK FOR PAPER LOGS
EXCHANGE: CATEGORY AND CLASS
Operators will use 1H SFL
Please review the WFD Rules for further information.
CLICK FOR WFD RULES
SHACK AND STATION EXPECTATIONS
Health and Safety
Please be sure to use hand disinfectant. Also be aware where fire extinguishers are located. When at at station, if using the boom mic, please use a disposable mic cover located on the HF room
This is a carry-in-carry-out event
This means anything you bring into the shack such as food, drink, masks, etc you must exit the shack with you. 
Please observe social distancing
Everyone knows this and is here as a reminder.
LAST PERSON OUT: Lights and AC settings
When exiting the Shack, please be sure all lights, power supplies, and stations are powered off and the AC is set to 79 degrees. Also, please be sure the shack door is locked and the gate lock is secured.
Be well 73 
de N4BRF from The Shack
  Good Health to All
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