BRARA / N4BRF
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Teach - Learn - Operate - Support
ARES - RACES - CERT - SKYWARN
Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association
Palm Beach County Florida USA
Community - Communication - Leadership
 

Where is the FOX? | Meeting Tue 6-FEB-2018 at 7pm | Reserved a Station for Winter FD2018?

Welcome
  Important: ARRL Governance and Code of Conduct  
   Fellow BRARA Members: You may have heard about recent problems at ARRL, either from CQ Magazine, other hams, or friends. Indeed, in the last year or so a major set of changes has been underway in how ARRL governance is organized, and it is not good for the general membership of the League. The current ARRL management has become increasingly secret in its actions, behaving very much unlike the member-based service organization we have all known ARRL to be over the last century. Many clubs have written letters to ARRL Directors, Vice-Directors and officers, as have many hundreds of individuals. If there is any doubt about the extent of the problem, just CLICK HERE to go to MyARRLVoice.org and read some of the various club letters. From there you can also send a personal message to all Directors, which I would strongly encourage. For our part, today I have sent the letter shown below to ARRL on behalf of the Directors, officers and members of BRARA. Our goal is to help ARRL avoid becoming a closed organization to its membership. 73, Bruce KO4XL

Click to read Open Letter from BRARA to ARRL
  
  Announcements  
Breakfast 9am Tuesdays 2018
16-JAN3Gs5869 W Atlantic Ave
Email Art if you plan to attend: wa8vsj@gmail.com

2018 Winter Field Day (WFDA)
Plans for a field day in 27-28 Janurary 2018 are forming. The idea is to give our snow bird members an opportunity to operate at our shack and to fine tune our setup and stations from the learnings of FD2017.
Click to view Details PDF Flyer
BRARA Tech Class Training
When: Sat, February 3, 9am - Sun, February 4, 5pm
Where: BRARA Ham Shack at West Delray Park, 10875 W Atlantic Ave Delray Beach, Fl 33446 (map)
Description: Free Laurel Testing on 8-FEB-2018 7pm-9pm
Contacts: Bruce Ratoff KO4XL Training@BRARA.ORG
Testing: Gennaro Zaza W4BFL Testing@BRARA.ORG
Click to VIEW CALENDAR DETAILS


  Web based FoxHunt Goal, Rules, Awards  
GOAL: In an effort to have fun and become more comfortable with the BRARA website, find the web FOX embedded somewhere on BRARA.ORG site
RULES and AWARDS: This will be a monthly challenge where any BRARA member who is LOGGED ON and finds and clicks on the FOX will be recorded. All Directors may participate but are excluded from any awards. First FOX finder is winner will be awarded some nominal gift not to exceed 10$ such as coffee card etc. The results are announced and awarded at monthly meeting. The FOX location is then reset after the monthly meeting.
  

  NEED LOGON HELP?  
  If you need help logging onto BRARA.ORG, contact John. N1QFH
EMAIL N1QFH@BRARA.ORG  TEXT 207.239.0268
  

  Amateur Radio Factoid  
What is the FCC 'ABC' System?
The Technician license was created by FCC as part of the 1951 restructuring that expanded the old "ABC" system. This restructuring also gave us the Novice and Extra licenses, and renamed the old A, B and C licenses as Advanced, General and Conditional, respectively. Read More



  Coordinated NETS  
  Daily06.00pmVHFGCARCTraffic Net
  Sun08.00pmUHFBRARADMR Local Tech Net TS2-TG2
  Mon07.00pmVHFBRARANew Hams Net
  Mon07.30pmVHFBRARAInformation Net
  Mon08.00pmVHFBRARASoCounty NBEMS
  Tue07.00pmUHFWPBARGLocal Net
  Tue07.00pmUHFCERT CERT Plan A 470.400
  Tue07.30pmUHFCERT CERT Plan B 145.290
  Tue07.30pmVHFWARC SoCounty NBEMS
  Tue08.00pmVHFWARC SlowScan
  BRARA: if VHF repeater is down use Gold Coast ARC Repeater

  Repeaters  
 UHF:CERT Analog Part-A70cm 470.400 PL 123.0 +3Mhz
 VHF:BRARA Analog 2m 145.290 PL 110.9
 UHF:BRARA Analog 70cm 442.875 PL 110.9
 UHF:W2GGI DMR DLB1 DMR 443.300 CC1
 VHF:BRARA Packet 2m 145.070 144.390 APRS
 IP: BRARA EchoLinkNode 826953
 VHF:Gold Coast ARC2m 146.820 PL 103.5 -600khz
 VHF:AREC Repeater GRP2m 146.670 PL 110.9 -600khz
 VHF:Wellington ARC2m 147.285 PL 110.9 +600khz

  Total FD17 Contacts by Band and Mode  
 BandCWPhoneDigTotalPercentPts/Q  
 80 0 0 26 26 3 52   
 40 364 65 5 434 42 803   
 20 376 39 29 444 43 849   
 15 113 0 0 113 11 226   
 10 0 7 0 7 1 7   
 6 0 0 0 0 0 0   
 Total 853 111 60 1024 100 1937   
 Percent83 11 6 100   

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  2018 Dues Notification  
   At the December 2, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting, the Board voted to set 2018 dues at $35. You can still beat the increase and save $10 if you renew at the old rate ($25) by December 31, 2017. Starting January 1, 2018 dues will be $35 per year.   

  HamCation: Orlando Hamfest Car-pooling  
   A grand caravan holding 6 people will be used to transport those who would like to join us at the BRARA Hamshack departing 10-FEB-2018 at 6am for HamCation-2018.
There are NO seats available. You can be placed on STAND-BY if someone drops out. Please EMAIL or TEXT as directed.
The following are traveling:
Carol.S KJ4AWB, John.H KE4IDW, Les.K W2LK,
Gerry.G KG4FUR, Jeff.S K4BH, John.C N1QFH.
Contact John.C if you are interested.
EMAIL N1QFH@BRARA.ORG TEXT 207.239.0268.
We will be using 440m analog handlelds freq TBA.
  

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  Grumpy Old Hams Sitting Back  
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Our deepest thanks for your years of service and guidance

  Membership Application  
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Membership Application (PDF)   ||   New Member Wizard (PDF)

  Open House :: Wednesdays and Saturdays  
  From 11am at Club Station
  10875 W Atlantic Ave
  Delray Beach, FL USA.  (Click to view map)

  Member Updates  
  As of 14-JAN 2018   Logon to view these items
  Important READ: ARRL Governance and Code-of-Conduct
  Proposed Jan-2018 General Meeting minutes
  Trivia: Technician license
  What are these guys doing?
  Member List now showing FCC Class
  Your Profile now uses FCC and DMR MARC data
  FoxHunt Rules and Awards
  2018 January Presidents Message
  Specify profile preferred Email / Phone
  Time to renew your 2018 BRARA Dues
  New search capacilities for Members


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  West Boca Library
  18685 State Road 7
  Boca Raton FL USA.  (Click to view map)

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