Newsletter – March 2020

LAST UPDATED: 24-FEB-2020 – 0033 ET
PLEASE NOTE: Newsletter may be undergoing updates

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Announcements

  • General Member Meeting PBC Boca Library 7pm 7-APRIL-2020
  • General Class in March
  • Satellite tower section and antennas installation

PROJECT NAME: Satellite Antenna Installation (Phase-2)

  • PLANNER: George WA2VNV
  • WHEN: TBA 
  • WHERE: The Shack @ West Delray Park
  • WHAT: Install tower section, antennas, run coax to shack
  • WHO: All able folks who can help 
  • WHY: Set tower system as Phase-2  of 3 phases for the satellite system
  • CONTACT: Email George sintchak@optonline.net

DESCRIPTION

Now that the tower base is set and the concrete is cured, the tower section and antennas may be assembles and raised.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING
  • Work shoes and gloves
  • Water
  • Sense of humor
PROJECT TASKS
  • Time TBA
  • Layout antennas, rotors and all cabling
  • Wire these up and test

TRANSCEIVER for Satellite / EME operation needed

Over the past few weeks the satellite tower base has been set and the concrete is curing for another few weeks. The satellite system team of George WA2VNV, Rick K1DS, Roy K4YV, Pablo KK4YK, Michael W2RT, Jay N2ELG and many others have been staging the outside components for assembly.

When this is done, we expect to have a dedicated satellite station in the VHF/UHF room.

One key component we want to ensure is a donation of a reliable satellite capable transceiver.

George WA2VNV has offered to our association one of his ICOM IC-910H satellite transceivers at a very discounted price.  

Icom IC-910H       CLICK FOR TRANSCEIVER DETAIL

Are you able to donate funds to help pay for the balance of this radio?

Please email Bruce ko4xl@brara.org if you can help fund this radio.

FOLLOWS ITEM NEEDED

  • Power supply (20 amp / 13 volt) for the transceiver
  • Up to date computer to support the satellite and EME operation

For the items above, please contact George WA2VNV wa2vnv@optonline.net


VHF / UHF Room at The Shack: WEAK SIGNAL STATION 

We are looking for donation of an ICOM IC-706-Mk2g to replace the current 6 meter weak signal operation. The current transceiver is intermittent and not repairable.

If you have knowledge of an ICOM IC-706-Mk2g, please contact George WA2VNV by emailing him wa2vnv@optonline.net and let him know the details


Training Classes

Class:

BRARA General  class

 Register: By EMAIL to  training@brara.org
 Date: 28-MAR-2020 and 4-APR-2020 (over 2 weekends)
 Time: From 9am to 5:30pm
 Where: The Shack
West Delray Regional Park
10875 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33446
 MAP:

CLICK FOR MAP

 Food: bring your own
 Text Book: Gordon West General Class 2016-2020
 Purchase:

CLICK FOR GORDON WEST ON AMAZON

 Exam: There will be an exam session on the final afternoon

Free Laurel VEC Testing
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Calendar


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CLICK TO VIEW EVENTS


This Month’s Speaker

  • March Presenter: George WN2VNV on remote station operation

Ham Shack News

  • Station-1 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-1 Amp being repaired
  • Station-2 In use, see Larry K4KGG for training
  • Station-3 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-3 Yaesu Amp and tuner working normally
  • Station-4 FT-1000MP working normally
  • Station-4 FT-897 offline
  • Station-5 TESTING STATION
  • Station-6 Various VHF/UHF radios are working normally

Special Projects

The following are project and watch weekly emails for status

  • Satellite TOWER BASE installation COMPLETE
  • Satellite ANTENNA and radio installation UNDERWAY
  • Install amplifier to the 2m analog repeater COMPLETE
  • Shack outside power replacement
  • Replace cabinets at repeater site ON-HOLD
  • Relocate microwave dish at repeater site

Report (by Ed N4II)

TBA

Ed N4II


Dx Operating News and Information
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The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information


Contests and Special Events
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Looking for upcoming contests and special events from around the world?


New Website Capability


For website security reasons, when you LOG IN to our website or change your CREDENTIALS, you will be asked to CHECK a special anti-robot process. This process helps prevent robotic attacks and cause us to have to address a preventable circumstance.

When you see a request like seen below, please CHECK the box to the left of “I’m not a robot” . Your check event will shake hands with a Google anti-robot service and send back a response.


If you PASS, the box will change to a GREEN CHECK and you may proceed. If the Google anti-robot check process sees a suspect behavior, you may be asked to answer another question. Follow the directions, it’s as easy as ma’s apple pie.


Good luck. Contact me if you have a problem doing this.
John.C N1QFH


A new web enabled tool called Event Registration Wizard has been added to our website. You may access it from the BRARA Menu Bar: Hover on SUPPORT, hover and click on EVENT SIGNUP.

CLICK HERE to try the Wizard.


Public Classified Section is LIVE

Please stay tuned for updates

Please note: items are Negotiable 


About Our Members

We honor and remembered our members who have passed

  • Keith McPhail K3SKM
  • Linda Lindeman N4JNL
  • Sidney Gogel W2FUR
  • Bob  Dobski KB8WJF
  • Robert Fox W1VEI
  • Myron Goldstein WA2PWJ   CLICK FOR OBIT 
  • Hap Patterson WA4ZLJ         CLICK FOR OBIT

We welcome the following new members:

  • K2OBM Herbert Burbank
  • Associate Steve DiMartino
  • KC9HTA Nathan Russell
  • KB1VLX Mike Balch
  • KM4YOU Greg Bitto
  • K4BYB James Cruz
  • KO4BKT Alan Friederwitzer
  • W1GGG George Garcia
  • KF4EZT Kathryn Holzapfel
    K2SMC Jerry Lebow

New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF

Statistics

  • 10 New members
  • 3 Pending online applications
  • 7 Silent keys
  • 98 Regular members
  • 2 Associate members
  • 24 Family members
  • 2 Lifetime
  • 126 Paid members

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.

CLICK HERE to email details.


Our Scheduled Nets

COORDINATED NETS BEING REFORMED
We have modified the Voice Com NCS Script:

  • Has been shortened
  • Changed theme to technical support, projets, and announcements

CLICK HERE FOR REVISED NCS SCRIPT

BRARA Machines
The BRARA repeaters are located at the Social Security building in Boca Raton FL USA

NET DETAILS FOLLOW

SUNDAY
8.00pm ET SEFL DMR Tech-Net – USE TG-311037

  • BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2 
  • GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1 
  • WELLINGTON ARA 145.19(-) CC-2 TS-1

MONDAY
7.00pm ET Voice  Com Net

  • BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9

7.30pm ET DMR BrainWaves Not-A-Net – USE TG-311037

  • BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2 
  • GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1 
  • WELLINGTON 145.19(-) CC-2 TS-1 

8.00pm ET SoCounty NBEMS Net

  • BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9 (uses FLDigi and FLMsg)

Other Local Analog Repeater Nets

  • Daily 6.00 pm SEFL Traffic 146.61 MHz
  • Tue 7.30pm CERT Plan-B 145.29- PL110.9

Club Repeaters

  • 144.390 APRS Repeater (NOW ACTIVE)
  • 145.070 Packet Repeater (OFF LINE)
  • GPS Location: 26.39724 –80.09485

Please use 3102 on your pi-star or any replated hotspot.


Local DMR Repeaters
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST


Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • Sun 8.00 pm TG-3110037 SeFL DMR Tech Net
  • Mon 7.30 pm TG-311037 BrainWaves Net 
  • Wed 9.00 pm TG-3  NA Tech Net
  • Thu 8.20pm TG-31777 NotQuiteRight Net
  • Sat 12.00 noon TG-1 WW
  • Sat  8.00 pm TG-310035 GCARC KnowItAll Net


BRARA Open House

We meet every Wednesday and Saturday morning between 10:00 and 13:00 ET for our Open House, and for any work that needs to be done at the Shack. Anyone interested in exploring Amateur Radio is encouraged to stop in for a visit.


Newsletter Guidelines

Thanks for all who submitted articles and I hope you continue to do so. We’re also looking for new writers as well. Here are some guidelines for article submissions.

  • Text should be in MS Word or equivalent, saved as a .DOC file
  • Write your best stuff, but don’t sweat the grammar. That’s why there’s an editor.
  • Please submit pictures/illustrations as separate files, don’t embed them in the text.
  • Be sure to submit clear, in-focus photos


Club Ham Shack

West Delray Regional Park
10875 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33446


Board of Directors Scheduled Meetings

We hold scheduled monthly Board meetings at 12:00 Noon at the Shack on the Sunday preceding the next General Meeting.


Donations and Contributions

 

 

 

Contributions to BRARA— a 501(c)(3) organization—are tax deductible as charitable donations. As you complete your membership renewal or begin your year-end tax planning, please consider making a donation to BRARA.

Please donate to BRARA via Amazon Smiles:
Search for:  Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

Planned Giving: Please also consider BRARA when updating or initiating planned giving (including charitable gift annuities, bequests and gifts or retirement plan assets) and other assets.


For More Information

Website:    www.brara.org  Twitter: BRARA@N4BRF  Instagram: #BRARA_N4BRF

Facebook:    CLICK VIEW FACEBOOK

Please be advised that the above are the official BRARA social media sites. No other social media sites are recognized by BRARA.


Newsletter Contributions

Got an idea for an article? Or constructive critique? Want to share club news and events? How about writing a short 30-minute project idea? Your submissions to the Radio Flyer are needed to help keep this one of the best club newsletters in South Florida.

Please send articles to   BRARA@BRARA.org


Ham Shack Access Rules

To obtain a key to the BRARA Ham Shack you must be a member in good standing for a minimum of one continuous year, hold a valid FCC Amateur Radio License, and complete a short training session with one of the Club officers.

Address

the Radio Flyer
P.O. Box 480162
Delray Beach, FL 33448-0162


Copyright and Protection

Copyright © 2019 Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BRARA).

Reproduction of material from any BRARA web page without written permission is prohibited.

Regards and 73 from The Shack
de N4BRF

DMR: Updating the Pi-Star system to the new system

Updating the Pi-Star system to the new system by creating a new SD card

First thing to do is to save your current configuration by logging into your pi-star and going to configuration and the backup/restore and click on download configuration. This will create a zip file needed later.

  • Bring up your web browser and go to www.pistar.uk
  • On the left side near the bottom hover over downloads
  • then click on Beta Releases
  • then click on bottom one (Pi-Star_RP1_V4.1.0-RC7_20-Dec-2019.zip) and
  • download it (save the file)

If you need the SD CARD FORMATTER program

  • Bring up your web browser and enter in the search box sd card formatter
  • pick the first entry and download the zip file
  • unzip it and install the program

If you need the IMAGE INSTALLER program

  • Bring up your web browser and enter in the search box balenaetcher
  • pick the first entry and download the exe file
  • Install the program

If you would rather use a different IMAGE INSTALLER

  • Bring up your web browser and enter in the search box w32diskimager
  • pick the first entry and download the exe file
  • Install the program

After you have done all the above

  • Insert your sd card into a holder and insert it into the computer
  • Make sure you write down the drive letter assigned to it.
  • Click on the sd card formatter, enter the drive letter associated to the SD card, format it.
  • Unzip the pi-star file and save it to the desktop
  • now click on the IMAGER program you chose and again make sure the drive letter is correct. Select the .img file you unzipped and write it to the SD card.
  • After the write is complete copy your saved configuration zip file from your old pistar to the base directory of the sd card.

You are now ready to insert the SD card into your Pi-Star hotspot and turn it on to automatically expand the system files and reapply your configuration. This will take a couple of minutes to do and then you can log into the Pi-Star and do an update to get current by going to configuration then expert then SSH access.

Enter pi-star then the password(raspberry). Then enter sudo pistar-update. After this is done type exit to leave the SSH. If you had changed the password you can now reset it by going to configuration and entering your own password.

Provided by Al AF4FA

 

 

Newsletter – Feb 2020

LAST UPDATED: 2-FEB-2020 – 0957 ET
PLEASE NOTE: Newsletter may be undergoing updates

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Announcements

  • WELCOME TO 2020

  • General Member Meeting PBC Boca Library 7pm 4-FEB-2020
  • Satellite Tower Base INSTALLATION COMPLETE
  • 2020 Winter Field Day 25+26 Jan 2020 – SEE BELOW
  • PayPal available for 2020 dues, donation, and purchased items
  • 2020 Membership Dues will be accepted 1-October 2019
  • 2020 HamCation Carpool Plans, reservation are NOW STANDBY
  • Website: New Event and updated Reservation capability rolled out
  • New Extra Class CLICK HERE FMI

PROFILE IN ACTION

Every so often we will profile a member of our association and share a little bit about their life experiences.

Stanley Pulitzer W5JYK

Stan has always been connected with kangaroo characters and memorabilia. Friends and family would donate these treasure pieces to Stan and he in turn would register and certify them; the donor would automatically become a member of his exclusive Kangaroo Club. Stan pursued obtaining his vanity callsign  W5JWK callsign and his kids announced it to mean “Jumping Yellow Kangaroo“. He has the logo to prove it.

Stan summers with his son Donald and his wife in Greensboro, NC and winters with his daughter Nancy and husband in Boca Raton FL. Stan’s family has a long lineage to the Pulitzer of Hungary and Czechoslovakia; and yes, The Pulitzer Prize. Stan was first licenced as a 13 year old and continues to work CW. As a 14 year old one day, he was hearing a word repeated over over. He thought he was hearing the other station’s name: “PEARL”. What he heard was Pearl Harbor had been attacked and later that day all operators we ordered to cease transmissions and listen and report questionable activity. In the below painting rendered by his daughter Nancy, Stan is working CW with his “JYK” logo on his dress shirt. He’s a blessed man to have such talented and loving family.

Often San and Maxine (SK) spent the day together. Maxine  was an accomplished artist with many painting works and sculptures. They were married over 50 years. On shopping days, Stan would drop her off for shopping and he would travel around various neighborhoods looking for towers and other antennas. When he spotted one, he approached the home, knocked on the door and explained to the owner he saw the antena and that he too was a amateur operator. He usually got invited into the home and a lengthy discussion of the hobby occured.  Hope he did not forget Maxine  was shopping and in need of a ride.

Stan has a few passions aside from amateur radio and one includes photography and interviewing people. Often he’d invite a person to talk with him and gather that person’s story and yes take pictures. He loved hearing these tales. His work was published in local amateur radio club publications and public news outlets. Stan once had a QSO with an Italian operator and they exchanged common interests. Over time several of Stan’s family and his Italian friend would would visit each other and share stories all due to amateur radio and Stan’s willingness to reach out to people.

For many generations beginning in the 1800’s, Stan’s family lived in New Orleans LA running the long established wholesale family business in the downtown near the French section and the superdome. Stan is a long time New Orleans Saints football fan and never misses a game. Just before hurricane Katrina, Stan and his wife Maxine left their home in New Orleans to ride out the storm.

Stan is old school and has one of the most quiet and pleasant personalities always being a good listener and wealth of knowledge and good stories. As you can imagine Stan has many amateur radio friends all over the world with a few special buddies In Greensboro and yes to all of us in south Florida.


PROJECT NAME: Satellite Tower Base (Phase-1)

  • PLANNER: George WA2VNV
  • WHEN: Saturday 1-FEB-2020 at 9.00 am 
  • WHERE: The Shack @ West Delray Park
  • WHAT: Install tower base for Satellite system
  • WHO: All able folks who can help excavate tower base
  • WHY: Set tower base for installing satellite system
  • CONTACT: Email George sintchak@optonline.net

DESCRIPTION

BRARA is undertaking installing the satellite system donated to our association by Roy K4YV. The first step is to plan out installing the base of the 20 foot tower section which will hold the directional antenna system.In this first phase we need several individuals who can handle excavating the dirt either by hand digging and or operating a gas operated auger. We will be rotating the labor force so each person digs a bit and then has a break.

The goal is to dig a hole deep enough to set the pre-made 4 ft tower section with hinges which will enable the tower to be tilted over for servicing.

Once the hole is deep and wide enough to our specifications, then we can hand pour concrete into the hole and allow it to set.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING
  • Work shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Water
  • Shovel
  • Folding superviser outdoor chair
  • Willingness to offer your labor
  • Sense of humor
PROJECT TASKS
  • Begin excavation at 9.00am
  • When clear of all conduits, use auger to dig the rest of the hole
  • Once auger is done, remove any remaining debris
  • Lower  tower section and secure
  • Build wood retaining wall around top of hole
  • Dumped concrete into the hole and mixed with water
  • Continue until 2 inches above the ground level for rain runoff

Training Classes

Class: BRARA Extra class
 Register: By EMAIL to training@brara.org
 Date: 15,16,22,23-FEB-2020
 Time: From 9am to 5:30pm
 Where: The Shack
West Delray Regional Park
10875 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33446
 MAP: CLICK FOR MAP
 Food: bring your own
 Text Book: Gordon West Extra Class 2016-2020
 Purchase: CLICK FOR GORDON WEST ON AMAZON
 Exam: There will be an exam session on the final afternoon

Free Laurel VEC Testing
CLICK TO READ MORE


Thank you for being part of our event. Special thanks to our operators, Radio and MIS teams, setup and cleanup staff. We learned a lot, have begun plans to fix what did not go as planned and enjoyed an array of food items (thanks John.H KE4IDW).

2020 RESULTS

  • OPERATORS: 14
  • EXCHG: 3H SFL
  • QSO: 643
  • BANDS / QSO:  20M (125), 40M (323) 80M (185)  2M (1) 70CM (1) 6M (1)
  • MODES / QSO: CW (216) DIGITAL (24) PHONE (403)
  • BONUS: 3,000
  • NET SCORE: 20,442

FMI:         CLICK FOR DETAILS 

PHOTOS: CLICK FOR PICTURES

Out thanks to Jay N2ELG and Dennis KA2TGQ for these event photos.


Calendar


CLICK TO VIEW CALENDAR

CLICK TO VIEW EVENTS


This Month’s Speaker

  • Feb: Jim.T N3JT on radio development and CW technology

Ham Shack News

  • Station-1 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-2 In use, see Larry K4KGG for training
  • Station-3 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-3 Yaesu Amp and tuner working normally
  • Station-4 FT-1000MP working normally
  • Station-4 FT-897 working normally
  • Station-5 TESTING STATION
  • Station-6 Various VHF/UHF radios are working normally

SHACK ITEMS WE NEED
We are in need to replacing the HF tuner for station-1. If a willing member is able to help finance or donate such an item, our club members and The Shack would be so very grateful and it would help protect our HF assets.

Please see Bruce KO4XL or Art WA8VSJ for details.


ITEMS FOR SALE

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Special Projects

The following are project and watch weekly emails for status

  • Satellite TOWER BASE installation COMPLETE
  • Satellite ANTENNA and radio installation
  • Install amplifier to the 2m analog repeater
  • Shack outside power replacement
  • Replace cabinets at repeater site
  • Relocate microwave dish at repeater site

Use PayPal for BRARA member dues

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS


  • 2020 DUES accepted starting October 1 2019
  • First time members join for the remainder of 2019 and 2020
  • Dues amounts have not changed from last year.

PAYMENT CONFIRMATION

A recent change to our payment process is to notify you via email that your payment was processed. This could be for dues, a donation, HamCation CarPool, etc.

Below is a SAMPLE of an email to you.

CLICK FOR DUES FMI

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

Currently 98 of 164 members or 60% have paid 2020 dues.

Every member will be shown 2020 dues status when logging onto our website.

For 2020 paid members, they will see the following:

The gentle dues reminder looks like the following:

Further details may help:


Report (by Ed N4II)

TBA

Ed N4II


Dx Operating News and Information
CLICK TO READ MORE

The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information


Contests and Special Events
CLICK TO READ MORE

Looking for upcoming contests and special events from around the world?


Hamcation


Save the date 8-February 2020

CLICK FOR CARPOOL PLANS


New Website Capability

Have you ever tried to make a Station Reservation for an event like Field Day and did not know the date? A new web capability shows members the List of Events in event date order from which you may choose the event and date you want to make your station reservations.

NAVIGATION: Logon is assumed. From TOOLS > hover and click on EVENTS; review the list of events. From the Event List on the left hand side of the list under SEL column, select the radio button for the event and date you desire. You will be taken to that event reservation and date where you may make your station reservations.


Member Online Auction is LIVE

Please stay tuned for updates


Public Classified Section is LIVE

Please stay tuned for updates

Please note: items are Negotiable 


Training Video 

  • No new Training videos

About Our Members

We honor and remembered our members who have passed

  • Keith McPhail K3SKM
  • Linda Lindeman N4JNL
  • Sidney Gogel W2FUR
  • Bob  Dobski KB8WJF
  • Robert Fox W1VEI
  • Myron Goldstein WA2PWJ CLICK FOR OBIT 
  • Hap Patterson WA4ZLJ CLICK FOR OBIT

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.

CLICK HERE to email details.


New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF


We welcome the following new members:

  • K2OBM Herbert Burbank
  • Associate Steve DiMartino
  • KC9HTA Nathan Russell
  • KB1VLX Mike Balch
  • KM4YOU Greg Bitto
  • K4BYB James Cruz
  • KO4BKT Alan Friederwitzer
  • W1GGG George Garcia

Statistics

  • 28 Member renewals Jan
  • 118 Paid members YTD
  • 7 New members
  • 3 Pending online applications
  • 7 Silent keys
  • 164 Regular members (2018 to 2020)
  • 2 Associate members
  • 13 Family members
  • 2 Lifetime

Our Scheduled Nets

COORDINATED NETS BEING REFORMED
We have modified the Voice Com NCS Script:

  • Has been shortened
  • Changed theme to technical support, projets, and announcements

CLICK HERE FOR REVISED NCS SCRIPT

BRARA Machines
The BRARA repeaters are located at the Social Security building in Boca Raton FL USA

NET DETAILS FOLLOW

SUNDAY
8.00pm ET SEFL DMR Tech-Net – USE TG-311037

  • BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2 
  • GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1 
  • WARA 145.19(-) CC-2 TS-1 (new discovery)

MONDAY
7.00pm ET Voice  Com Net
BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9

7.30pm ET DMR BrainWaves Not-A-Net – USE TG-311037

  • BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2 
  • GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1 
  • WARA 145.19(-) CC-2 TS-1 (new discovery)

8.00pm ET SoCounty NBEMS Net
BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9 (uses FLDigi and FLMsg)

Other Local Analog Repeater Nets

  • Daily 6.00 pm SEFL Traffic 146.61 MHz
  • Tue 7.30pm CERT Plan-B 145.29- PL110.9

Club Repeaters

  • 144.390 APRS Repeater (NOW ACTIVE)
  • 145.070 Packet Repeater (OFF LINE)
  • GPS Location: 26.39724 –80.09485

Please use 3102 on your pi-star or any replated hotspot.


Local DMR Repeaters
CLICK FOR REPEATER LIST


Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • Sun 8.00 pm TG-3110037 SeFL DMR Tech Net
  • Mon 7.30 pm TG-311037 BrainWaves Net 
  • Wed 9.00 pm TG-3  NA Tech Net
  • Thu 8.20pm TG-31777 NotQuiteRight Net
  • Sat 12.00 noon TG-1 WW
  • Sat  8.00 pm TG-310035 GCARC KnowItAll Net


BRARA Open House

We meet every Wednesday and Saturday morning between 10:00 and 13:00 ET for our Open House, and for any work that needs to be done at the Shack. Anyone interested in exploring Amateur Radio is encouraged to stop in for a visit.


Newsletter Guidelines

Thanks for all who submitted articles and I hope you continue to do so. We’re also looking for new writers as well. Here are some guidelines for article submissions.

  • Text should be in MS Word or equivalent, saved as a .DOC file
  • Write your best stuff, but don’t sweat the grammar. That’s why there’s an editor.
  • Please submit pictures/illustrations as separate files, don’t embed them in the text.
  • Be sure to submit clear, in-focus photos


Club Ham Shack

West Delray Regional Park
10875 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33446


Board of Directors Scheduled Meetings

We hold scheduled monthly Board meetings at 12:00 Noon at the Shack on the Sunday preceding the next General Meeting.


Donations and Contributions

 

 

 

Contributions to BRARA— a 501(c)(3) organization—are tax deductible as charitable donations. As you complete your membership renewal or begin your year-end tax planning, please consider making a donation to BRARA.

Please donate to BRARA via Amazon Smiles:
Search for:  Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

Planned Giving: Please also consider BRARA when updating or initiating planned giving (including charitable gift annuities, bequests and gifts or retirement plan assets) and other assets.


For More Information

Website:    www.brara.org  Twitter: BRARA@N4BRF  Instagram: #BRARA_N4BRF

Facebook:    CLICK VIEW FACEBOOK

Please be advised that the above are the official BRARA social media sites. No other social media sites are recognized by BRARA.


Newsletter Contributions

Got an idea for an article? Or constructive critique? Want to share club news and events? How about writing a short 30-minute project idea? Your submissions to the Radio Flyer are needed to help keep this one of the best club newsletters in South Florida.

Please send articles to   BRARA@BRARA.org


Ham Shack Access Rules

To obtain a key to the BRARA Ham Shack you must be a member in good standing for a minimum of one continuous year, hold a valid FCC Amateur Radio License, and complete a short training session with one of the Club officers.

Address

the Radio Flyer
P.O. Box 480162
Delray Beach, FL 33448-0162


Copyright and Protection

Copyright © 2019 Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BRARA).

Reproduction of material from any BRARA web page without written permission is prohibited.

Regards and 73 from The Shack
de N4BRF

DMR: Pi-Star Users – Change your default password ASAP

Attention Pi-Star (digital hotspot Raspberry PI operating System) Users:

PLEASE change your default passwords before exposing your pi-star to the internet. As in, GO DO IT NOW.

It takes less than 2 minutes for a hacker to query for open-to-the-internet pi-stars (CLICK HERE FMI), randomly pick one, use the default creds, and get a remote SSH shell into your home network. You’re basically locking your front door but leaving a window open. Once inside your home network, the hacker can sniff your traffic, spoof your identity, and do a whole host of other stuff. Getting into a network is the hard part, and you’re leaving it wide open.

Oh also, since your callsign is on it, a hacker can not only do stuff from your home internet, but knows where your home is and can impersonate you by name!

This only affects you directly if you have the “Dashboard Access” or “SSH access” set to public, but you should change the password either way.

CLICK HERE FOR HOW-TO BRANDMEISTER SECURITY

73

Al AF4FA

Newsletter – Jan-2020

LAST UPDATED: 11-JAN-2020 – 0819 ET
PLEASE NOTE: Newsletter may be undergoing updates

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Announcements

  • WELCOME TO 2020

  • General Member Meeting PBC Boca Library 7pm 7-Jan-2020
  • 2020 Winter Field Day 25+26 Jan 2020 – Made your station reservation yet?
  • PayPal available for 2020 dues, donation, and purchased items
  • 2020 Membership Dues will be accepted 1-October 2019
  • 2020 HamCation Carpool Plans, have you made your reservation?
  • BRARA Nets transition to TG-311037 on Sunday 5-Jan-2020

Contact:   John.C N1QFH wirehead52@gmail.com

LINK:       2020WFD Sponsor

FMI:         CLICK FOR BRARA DETAILS 


Calendar


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CLICK TO VIEW EVENTS


 

This Month’s Speaker

  • Jan: John.C N1QFH on 2020 Winter Field Day
  • Feb: Jim.T N3JT on radio development and CW technology

Ham Shack News

  • Station-1 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-2 In use, see Larry K4KGG for training
  • Station-3 IC-7600 working normally
  • Station-3 Yaesu Amp and tuner working normally
  • Station-4 FT-1000MP working normally
  • Station-5 TESTING STATION
  • Station-6 Various VHF/UHF radios are working normally with exception of IC-706

SHACK ITEMS WE NEED
We are in need to replacing the HF tuner for station-1. If a willing member is able to help finance or donate such an item, our club members and The Shack would be so very grateful and it would help protect our HF assets.

Please see Bruce KO4XL or Art WA8VSJ for details.


ITEMS FOR SALE

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Special Projects

The following are project and watch weekly emails for status

  • Satellite TOWER BASE installation
  • Satellite ANTENNA and radio installation
  • Install amplifier to the 2m analog repeater
  • Shack outside power replacement
  • Replace cabinets at repeater site
  • Relocate microwave dish at repeater site

Use PayPal for BRARA member dues

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS


  • 2020 DUES accepted starting October 1 2019
  • First time members join for the remainder of 2019 and 2020
  • Dues amounts have not changed from last year.

PAYMENT CONFIRMATION

A recent change to our payment process is to notify you via email that your payment was processed. This could be for dues, a donation, HamCation CarPool, etc.

Below is a SAMPLE of an email to you.

CLICK FOR DUES FMI

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

Currently 81 of 172 members or 47% have paid 2020 dues.

Every member will be shown 2020 dues status when logging onto our website.

For 2020 paid members, they will see the following:

The gentle dues reminder looks like the following:

Further details may help:


Report (by Ed N4II)

TBA

Ed N4II


Dx Operating News and Information
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The very latest information on DX Operating News, including DXPeditions, DXCC, and QSL information


Contests and Special Events
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Looking for upcoming contests and special events from around the world?


Hamcation


Save the date 8-February 2020

CLICK FOR CARPOOL PLANS


New Website Capability

Before the end of 2019, wanted to add one more enhancement. When you’re on any webpage and you experience LONG scrolling via the scroll bar, when you’re at the top or bottom or you just want to GO HOME, these little enhancements have been added to help:

There are three (3) new ways to navigate

  • BOTTOM
  • TOP
  • HOME

One the MENU BAR, hover on HOME and CLICK on BOTTOM to go to bottom of the current webpage. When you are looking at the FOOTER there are two (2) links. HOME takes you to the HOME page and TOP takes you to the top of the current page.

See the following to help explain.

WHAT’S HAPPENING Look and Feel Change

When you visit our website you’ll see some changes to the icons that support items like SUBSCRIBE, NEWSLETTER, and PAYPAL


Member Online Auction is LIVE

Please stay tuned for updates


Public Classified Section is LIVE

Please stay tuned for updates

Please note: items are Negotiable 


Training Video 

  • No new Training videos

Training Classes
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Free Laurel VEC Testing
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About Our Members

We honor and remembered our members who have passed

  • Keith McPhail K3SKM
  • Linda Lindeman N4JNL
  • Sidney Gogel W2FUR
  • Bob  Dobski KB8WJF
  • Nob Fox W1VEI
  • Myron Goldstein WA2PWJ CLICK FOR OBIT 
  • Hap Patterson WA4ZLJ CLICK FOR OBIT

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.

CLICK HERE to email details.


New Membership Form
CLICK FOR MEMBERSHIP APP AS PDF


We welcome the following new members:

  • N2QLQ Steven Meltz
  • KB1VGH Bennett Beres
  • KO4AQI Daniel Kreshak
  • KF4LZA Eric Rodriguez
  • AC2NI Benett Rosen

Statistics

  • 7 Member renewals Jan
  • 81 Paid members YTD
  • 5 New members
  • 4 Pending online applications
  • 6 Silent keys
  • 172 Regular members (2018 to 2020)
  • 2 Associate members
  • 13 Family members
  • 1 Lifetime

Our Scheduled Nets

COORDINATED NETS BEING REFORMED
We have modified the Voice Com NCS Script:

  • Has been shortened
  • Changed theme to technical support, projets, and announcements

CLICK HERE FOR REVISED NCS SCRIPT

BRARA Machines
The BRARA repeaters are located at the Social Security building in Boca Raton FL USA

NET DETAILS FOLLOW

SUNDAY
8.00pm ET SEFL DMR Tech-Net – USE TG-311037

  • BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2 
  • GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1 
  • WARA 145.19(-) CC-2 TS-1 (new discovery)

MONDAY
7.00pm ET Voice  Com Net
BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9

7.30pm ET DMR BrainWaves Not-A-Net – USE TG-311037

  • BRARA 442.875+ CC-1 TS-2 
  • GCARA 443.350+ CC-11 TS-1 
  • WARA 145.19(-) CC-2 TS-1 (new discovery)

8.00pm ET SoCounty NBEMS Net
BRARA analog 145.29- PL110.9 (uses FLDigi and FLMsg)

Other Local Analog Repeater Nets

  • Daily 6.00 pm SEFL Traffic 146.61 MHz
  • Tue 7.30pm CERT Plan-B 145.29- PL110.9

Club Repeaters

  • 144.390 APRS Repeater (NOW ACTIVE)
  • 145.070 Packet Repeater (OFF LINE)
  • GPS Location: 26.39724 –80.09485

Please use 3102 on your pi-star or any replated hotspot.


Local DMR Repeaters
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Scheduled DMR Nets
CLICK FOR DMR NETS

  • Sun 8.00 pm TG-3110037 SeFL DMR Tech Net
  • Mon 7.30 pm TG-311037 BrainWaves Net 
  • Wed 9.00 pm TG-3  NA Tech Net
  • Thu 8.20pm TG-31777 NotQuiteRight Net
  • Sat 12.00 noon TG-1 WW
  • Sat  8.00 pm TG-310035 GCARC KnowItAll Net


BRARA Open House

We meet every Wednesday and Saturday morning between 10:00 and 13:00 ET for our Open House, and for any work that needs to be done at the Shack. Anyone interested in exploring Amateur Radio is encouraged to stop in for a visit.


Newsletter Guidelines

Thanks for all who submitted articles and I hope you continue to do so. We’re also looking for new writers as well. Here are some guidelines for article submissions.

  • Text should be in MS Word or equivalent, saved as a .DOC file
  • Write your best stuff, but don’t sweat the grammar. That’s why there’s an editor.
  • Please submit pictures/illustrations as separate files, don’t embed them in the text.
  • Be sure to submit clear, in-focus photos


Club Ham Shack

West Delray Regional Park
10875 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33446


Board of Directors Scheduled Meetings

We hold scheduled monthly Board meetings at 12:00 Noon at the Shack on the Sunday preceding the next General Meeting.


Donations and Contributions

 

 

 

Contributions to BRARA— a 501(c)(3) organization—are tax deductible as charitable donations. As you complete your membership renewal or begin your year-end tax planning, please consider making a donation to BRARA.

Please donate to BRARA via Amazon Smiles:
Search for:  Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association

CLICK HERE TO SMILE AT BRARA

Planned Giving: Please also consider BRARA when updating or initiating planned giving (including charitable gift annuities, bequests and gifts or retirement plan assets) and other assets.


For More Information

Website:    www.brara.org  Twitter: BRARA@N4BRF  Instagram: #BRARA_N4BRF

Facebook:    CLICK VIEW FACEBOOK

Please be advised that the above are the official BRARA social media sites. No other social media sites are recognized by BRARA.


Newsletter Contributions

Got an idea for an article? Or constructive critique? Want to share club news and events? How about writing a short 30-minute project idea? Your submissions to the Radio Flyer are needed to help keep this one of the best club newsletters in South Florida.

Please send articles to   BRARA@BRARA.org


Ham Shack Access Rules

To obtain a key to the BRARA Ham Shack you must be a member in good standing for a minimum of one continuous year, hold a valid FCC Amateur Radio License, and complete a short training session with one of the Club officers.

Address

the Radio Flyer
P.O. Box 480162
Delray Beach, FL 33448-0162


Copyright and Protection

Copyright © 2019 Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BRARA).

Reproduction of material from any BRARA web page without written permission is prohibited.

Regards and 73 from The Shack
de N4BRF

BRARA / N4BRF Winter Field Points and Rules

Bands

  • All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters

Modes

  • CW, SSB, AM, FM, DStar, C4FM, DMR, Packet, PSK, SSTV, RTTY, Olivia, Satellite

HF CW

  • 1810-1820
  • 3.530-3.550
  • 7.030-7.050
  • 14.035-14.055
  • 21.030-21.050
  • 28.030-28.040

HF SSB

  • Lowest 30 kHz of the US General Class Phone bands (160m- 15m)
  • 28.400-28.425MHz (10m)
  • 6m/VHF/UHF – not on nationally recognized simplex calling channels

Entry categories

  • HOME by nature of permanently installed antenna system or station components

Entry Class

  • 3

Exchange

  • N4BRF 3H SFL (Call sign, Class + Category, Section)

QSO Points

  • 1 point per Phone QSO
  • 2 points per CW & Digital QSO

Mode and Band Multipliers

  • Count 1 multiplier for each mode operated per band

Power Output Multipliers

  • 2x: 100W or less

Bonus points

  • No Commercial power: 1500 bonus points
  • Remote: 1500 bonus points
  • Satellite: 1500 bonus points

Claimed Score Tabulation

  • (QSO Points x Power Output Multiplier x Band/mode multiplier) + Bonus Points

Log submission deadline and contents

  • Email before 0000 UTC March 1st

2020 Winter Field Day

Save the date 25 and 26 January 2020. 

You may signup early for a day, time and station to work by sending John.C N1QFH an email to:  wirehead52@gmail.com

Please specify:

  • Your callsign
  • Desired station to work 
  • Desired day and time slots 

Day and Time Slots

  • Any 1 hour block(s) from 2pm Saturday to 2pm Sunday
  • You may work as many hours as you can handle

Stations you may work

In HF Room

  • Station-1 ICOM-7600
  • Station-2 ICOM-7600

In UHF/VHF Room

  • Station-3 Yaesu FT-1000MP (c/o Mike.S W2RT)

Below are some helpful links

2019 WFD FOOD ITEMS

Are you able to bring a food item for 2020 Winter Field Day?

Please email John.C N1QFH wirehead52@gmail.com with the food item you can bring and THANK YOU!

2020 Orlando HamCation: Carpool travel plans

MEETING LOCATION (arrive by 5.45AM, depart 6am)

BRARA Shack
West Delray Regional Park
10875 W Atlantic Ave Delray Beach, FL 33446

Park in the lot by the shack. The annual Everglades Day will use most of the park for visitors to the Locachahee Reserve 4 miles north of The Shack.

CLICK for MAP

Van Seating Plan

Though this will accommodate 14 people, we prefer to limit travelers to 10 to 12 people

 

PASSENGER LIST (Confirmed and Standby)

As of 2020-02-02

Email John.C N1QFH on VAN and SEAT you want wirehead52@gmail.com

 

RESERVATION REQUEST

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT

If you

  • Encounter an ISSUE with the above RESERVATION LINK
  • Do not get this RESERVATION REPLY in 2 days

Contact John.C N1QFH at    wirehead52@gmail.com

In all cases you will receive an email REPLY to your reservation.

FREQUENCIES

REPEATERS

  • Orlando Metro – DMR Brandmeister
  • 70CM DMR 443.1625(+) CC-11 TS-1 TG-311037 (DEFAULT 70CM FREQ) 
  • Orlando Analog
  • 2M 146.730(-) PL-103.5

SIMPLEX

  • 2M ANALOG 146.550 (DEFAULT 2M FREQ) 
  • 70CM DMR 441.000 TS-1 TG-99

COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

With this large number of people traveling in 2 vans to Orlando, please try to pair up with someone to help ensure continuity in our group and let us know if you plan on attending any speaking lecture sessions that may last over an hour or two.

Everyone will be given the Passenger Contact sheet at departure time and we’ll do a radio check in the parking lot of all radios.

Once we have arrived at Orlando, at the top of each hour we’ll all check into the 2m simplex frequency 146.55. When we begin to feel we’re all ready to stage for departure, we’ll be making announcements on 146.55 of our status report and plans. This usually occurs between 2 and 3pm with departure hopefully no later than 4pm.

If anyone needs guidance or has a suggestion or question, please use 146.55.

For those with DMR radios we have access to the Orlando DMR Brandmeister repeater and we’ll be using the frequency defined above with TS-1 and TG-311037 which is the BRARA Net TG.

Please note as the day progresses, you may hear people being advised to QSY to various frequencies and TG’s. The fall back frequency will remain simplex 146.55.

If you do not hear anyone on frequency or need assistance, please text John.C N1QFH at 207.239.0268 or someone on your Passenger Contact sheet and let them know your status.

John.C N1QFH will be taking his PI-STAR and WiFi on the trip for those who have the codeplug to connect to The Shack pi-star on freq 434.300 CC-1 TG-311037 and the channel name is “HS-BRARA“. CLICK HERE to download N1QFH recent CodePlug.

FOOD AND RESTROOM PLANS

Suggestion from John.H KE4IDW:

Bring snacks, meds, h2o. What ever you would bring for a day hike.

On the way up and back we stop at Fort Drum on the FL turnpike for BATHROOM BREAK ONLY

Food purchases are always a challenge given large crowds at this stop and this caused us a long wait time last year.

BATHROOM BREAK ONLY AT FT DRUM 

BREAKFAST BEFORE WE DEPART FOR HAMCATION
You can bring a food item for the ride or on your way to meet the VAN stop at WAWA’s just as you approach The Shack, they are open 24-7

Once we’re at HamCation, we have done a combination of LUNCH gatherings.

Please keep in mind at lunch time picnic tables are very difficult to obtain so it may be better for lunch folks to be in smaller groups.

Also it helps to have a person find a spare table and SAVE IT for the number of folks for that group

For these groups, a “POINT PERSON” needs to be named to announce on 146.55 simplex when and where at HamCation they want to meet for lunch.

Each group will need a TACTICAL CALLSIGN like “HOGS” or “HAMS” or “OLD FARTS” or ‘DINGBATS”, you get the idea.

And you have to remember what group you belong, no one will do that for you. For those with CRS like me, SOL.

Before we depart for our return to Delray, please take your bathroom breaks and purchase food items for the ride back.

On the return trip BATHROOM BREAK ONLY AT FT DRUM  

On the trip up to HamCation, we’ll all be on 146.55 and will coordinate the final plans on LUNCH and GROUP NAMES to make the 3 hour ride pass a bit faster.

PREPAYMENT

For confirmed PASSENGERs, payment for this trip must be completed

  • No later than Tuesday 28-January-2020 @ GCARA Monthly meeting

STANDBY passengers: if a reservation opens, we will connect with you on status and payment.

When paying you must include your NAME and CALLSIGN

There are two way to pay for this trip and we do not accept cash.

  • Personal Check ($30.00)
  • PayPal ($33.00)

PAY BY PERSONAL CHECK: Mail a check for $30.00 to

BRARA
PO Box 480162
Delray Beach, FL 33448-0162

On the check please add “2020 HAMCATION with YOUR CALLSIGN”

PAY BY PAYPAL

You may use PayPal to pay for this trip.

These are the details we need:

  • Send Money to: payments@brara.org
  • Amount: $33.00 (includes PayPal service fee)
  • Nature of the payment: “2020 HAMCATION with YOUR CALLSIGN”

CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL PROCESS

See example after the PayPal payment is processed

Links

Suggestion

  • Purchase your Hamcation Tickets ahead of time.
  • Check that your handheld radio works and battery charged 

Details

Car pooling details follow:

  • Travel Date: Saturday 8-February 2020, up and back in 1 day
  • Depart Location: BRARA Shack PBC West Delray Park
  • Arrival at Shack:  5.45am
  • Depart Time: 6.00am SHARP
  • Vehicle:  ONE or TWO 14-person Chevy or Ford vans
  • Max travelers:  12 people per van
  • Payment: expected before departure, details to follow
  • Approx fee: $25 to $35 per person depending on number of travelers
  • Sign Up: first come, first server while available seats last (HAS BEGUN)
  • What to bring: your handheld radio, water, rain gear, power bars
  • While in transit:  perform radio checks and share cell phones
  • Break: FL Turnpike mile mark 185 Fort Drum service station
  • Arrival at Orlando:  approx 9.30am
  • Staying in touch: by RF and cell phone
  • Planned return: Meet at vehicle approx 2-3pm based on QSL on frequency
  • Pickup Location: at ticket booth so you need not walk to vehicles
  • Return trip departure: approx 2-3pm
  • Break: FL Turnpike mile mark 185 Fort Drum service station
  • Arrive at shack: approx 6-630pm

Cost Calculations

The cost per person estimates based on fuel, tolls, van rental, and passengers.

AS OF 16-DEC-2019

DMR: NY Metro and TG-311037

The following is a kind offering by Bernie NY4Z to adjust the following DMR repeaters in the NY Metro area. Our thanks to Bernie for this helping hand.


Now that you have gotten your new site and TG internet connectivity I have made changes to accommodate your new talk group 310037. I have set you up as a PTT with a 15 minute timer (TS1) on the machines below which should give you 100 plus miles of coverage in most directions around NYC with a mobile radio and many of these areas have good HT coverage.

GW Bridge, NY N2NSA 443.8875 + 5.00 Color Code 1
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 310037 BRARA (Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#1 Group Call TG-9998= Parrot audio test (PTT)
#2 – Members Only private Talk Group

White Plains, NY NY4Z 442.10625 +5 MHz Color Code 3
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 310037 BRARA(Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 347639 Disney – PTT
#1- Group Call TG 31660- Ocean county NJ (PTT)
#1 Group Call TG-9998= Parrot audio test (PTT)
#2 – Members Only private Talk Group

Glen Oaks , NY WB2WAK 438.51250 -5 MHz Color Code 1
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 1 = World Wide -PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3 = North America – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 347639 Disney – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 13 = World Wide English – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3172 = NE / Regional – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 310 = Tac 310 – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 311 = Tac 311 – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3110037= BRARA (Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 31660 = Ocean county NJ- PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 9998 = Parrot , Audio Test Server – PTT
#2 – Members Only private Talk Group

Mt. Beacon, NY NY4Z 441.450 + 5. MHZ CC7
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 347639 Disney – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 9998 = Parrot, Audio Test Server – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 9 Local Talk Group – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 31361 = Upstate NY – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 310037 BRARA (Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#2 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT

Manahawkin , NJ K2HR 445.4250 – 5 MHz Color Code 3
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 347639 Disney – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 1 = World Wide – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3 = North America – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 13 = World Wide English – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3172 = NE / Regional – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 123 = UA English 2 Talk Group – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 310 = Tac 310 – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 311 = Tac 311 – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3134 = New Jersey StateWide – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 9998 = Parrot , Audio Test Server – PTT
#1- Group Call TG 31660- Ocean county NJ (PTT)
#1 – Group Call TG 310037 BRARA (Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 9 Local Talk Group – FT
#2 – member only private Talk Group

You are welcome to share this information if you desire.

Regards,
Bernie NY4Z