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Field Day at KA3ZMN 6/23/2018

KA3ZMN has again offered to host the BRATS field day at his QTH on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Please email ka3zmn@arrl.net for details!

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DVB-T / DATV Update!

The BRATS are continuing to move forward on our research into Digital ATV using DVB-T. We’ve identified several low cost receivers with excellent performance and full support of the ham channels and are continuing to work on the repeater design. … Continue reading

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WB3DZO Upgrades

The BRATS are rolling out improvements to the WB3DZO linked repeater network, including new antennas and feedlines, and newer, more reliable repeater controllers. The first site is already upgraded, providing much improved 2m reception to the north, and expanding our … Continue reading

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March Monthly Meeting – Call-in 3/19 7-7:30 PM

The Baltimore County Public Library has again taken steps to make requesting rooms more difficult. We’ll work to find a place to host our upcoming meetings. Baltimore call-in number (443) 577-2370. If there’s an issue with that the 804 number … Continue reading

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WB3DZO Back up and stronger than ever

Out of 9 WiFi dishes that have been installed since 2013, two were knocked slightly out of alignment in last week’s wind storms, degrading performance to those sites. Additionally, a power supply failure caused issues at our third receive site. … Continue reading

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WB3DZO Wind Issues

After more than four years of uninterrupted service, Friday’s wind storm pushed a few of our link antennas out of alignment. We apologise for the inconveniences and will work to get everything restored this week.

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SK Sharon Dobson K3DUH

Sharon Kay Dobson, 54, of Reisterstown, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 in her home. She was born on March 13, 1963, and was the daughter of the late Preston Donald Winemiller and Mary Patricia (Long) Winemiller. She … Continue reading

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2018 Officers and Board Members

Congratulations to our 2018 officers and board members: Chairmain of the Board through 2022: N3GXH Ed “Lizard” Rosen Board Member (through 2019): KA3ZMN Steve Rifkin Board Member (through 2019): K2GZL Shane Longo Board Member (through 2018): W3MSR Mark Rosenthal Board … Continue reading

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BRATS Bring Yaesu Fusion to MS Challenge Walk

The BRATS brought out the big guns, bringing our new portable DR-2X repeater to the 2018 MS Challenge Walk in Cambridge, MD. Despite setting up on the wrong side of the hotel, the repeater worked great, providing perfect coverage even … Continue reading

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BRATS Host 5th Annual Ernie L Walker Memorial JOTA!

On Saturday, October 21, the BRATS hosted the 5th annual Ernie L. Walker Memorial Jamboree on the Air in conjunction with Scouts and Leaders from the Boy Scouts of America. The BRATS hosted 111 Scouts and over 100 family members … Continue reading

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