February Meeting

The February meeting will be held Feb. 22, 2016, 7:00PM, at the Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Department (LRVFD).

We are still working to find a permanent location.

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Brats 2016 Calendar

April 17, 2016 - MS 5k Walk, Hunt Valley, MD
April 30, 2016 (tentative) - National Parks on the Air
June 4-5, 2016 - MS 150 Chesapeake Challenge, Easton, MD
September 9-10, 2016 - MS Challenge Walk, Easton, MD
October 14-15, 2016 - Jamboree on the Air, N/S Savannah, Baltimore, MD

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January Board Meeting

The BRATS January meeting - Board meeting followed by Monthly meeting - will be held on Monday, January 18 at 1900EST.

Mark Rosenthal has kindly volunteered use of his office space for this month. Address and directions follow.

2700 Quarry lake Drive
Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21209

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Amateur Extra Class Starting Soon

There is an Extra Class Course starting Feb 2 at the National Electronics Museum, 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Contact Rol Anders, roland.anders at comcast.net or call 410-796-4792. No charge, but must purchase ARRL Extra Class License Manual, Edition 10.

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Holiday Party 12/7 at 6:30 PM

The holiday party will be at the Owings Mills Greene Turtle at 6:30 PM on Monday, December 7th. Come celebrate the BRATS' accomplishments for 2015 and help set the tone for the new year!

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SK KA3IDB Bill Self

The BRATS family has suffered another loss with the passing of KA3IDB, Bill Self. Bill was a long-time member of BRATS and another frequent contributor to our public service events. I had the pleasure of riding with Bill to the MS 150 this past June and learned a lot about the history of our club and how we grew to be what we are today.

There will be a funeral service at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home (410-889-3735) at 3631 Falls Rd (between 36th and 37th Streets), Baltimore, MD 21211, on Friday 20th November from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be time for remembrances from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

73 KA3IDB from WB3DZO and the Baltimore Radio ATV Society

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Fred K3TAZ Presentation on Digital ATV

The BRATS wish to thank BRATS/CATS member Fred K3TAZ for his presentation on the state of the art in digital amateur TV.
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Fred's presentation pulled from several groups across the country, with a focus on how this would apply to the BRATS, and Fred has let us share the Powerpoint here.

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November meeting postponed until 11/16

The November meeting of the BRATS will be held at the Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company at 7 pm.

Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company
10010 Liberty Rd
Randallstown, MD 21133

NOTE: Please park in the lot to the side of the building on Liberty Road and enter at the front door

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SK N3DGY

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of long time member N3DGY, Father "Skip" Koritzer. Father Skip dedicated his life in service to God and the community, and his appearance at BRATS public service events brought smiles and joy to everyone.

Services will be held at the Ambrose Funeral Home, 1328 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, MD 21227, on Monday, November 9 at 10am with burial to follow in Lorraine Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Skip’s memory to the American Legion #137, 1508 Desoto Rd, Baltimore, MD 21230.

73 N3DGY de WB3DZO and the Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society

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BRATS Host Third Annual Ernie L Walker Memorial JOTA

The BRATS hosted the Third Annual Ernie L Walker Memorial JOTA, carrying on Ernie's legacy of public service and sharing our hobby with the next generation, with 73 Scouts and many more siblings and parents aboard the Nuclear Ship Savannah in Baltimore Harbor.
Savannah at Sunrise

The BRATS wish to thank Chris Gutberlet and Marc Huete for bringing this event to life, and the BRATS members that worked tirelessly make this a successful event, Steve KA3ZMN, Shane K2GZL, Jim KB3SKN, Ed N3GXH, Ted WA3AER, Mark W3MSR, and Oryx K0RYX.

Steve arranges a contact while Scouts await the opportunity to get on the air

Steve arranges a contact while Scouts await the opportunity to get on the air


Scouts interact with their counterparts in other countries in the Jamboree on the Internet station

Scouts interact with their counterparts in other countries in the Jamboree on the Internet station

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