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Fair winds, Walt

Although not a ham, Walt Mathers exemplified the ideals we strive for in public service and fascination with technology, how things work, and making old things work again. Walt was our initial contact with the NS Savannah and helped us … Continue reading

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2023 Nominations and Holiday Parts Monday, Dec 12, 7:00 PM at the Greene Turtle Owings Mills

The 2022 holiday party will be at 7 pm at the Greene Turtle in Owings Mills, MD. Come celebrate the end of the year with your fellow hams! The nominees for 2023 are: President – N3GXHVP – vacantSecretary – K2GZLTreasurer … Continue reading

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It is with a heavy heart that we report on the passing of Henry Katz KB3NYW. Henry volunteered for several BRATS public service events in the mid to late 2000s. He was also the BARC Public Service Coordinator. His heart … Continue reading

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It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report on the passing of founding Brats┬ámember W3GXK Mayer Zimmerman. The funeral for Mayer is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, April 1st, at 4 p.m. See link below for details. Please forward … Continue reading

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BRATS Host 6th Annual Ernie L. Walker Jamboree on the Air

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The Baltimore Radio ATV Society and the adult crew from the Arrowhead district hosted another successful Jamboree on the Air / Jamboree on the Internet, introducing over 140 Scouts to both amateur radio and Scouts in from other states, countries, … Continue reading

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It’s with great sadness we report on the passing of BRATS member John Havrilla. 73 KB3PIE from WB3DZO

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It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of Bob Shapiro K2MYS. Bob was an active member of the ATV community and a longstanding advertiser on the BRATS classified page. 73 K2MYS de WB3DZO

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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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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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