Author Archives: Neil Gustafson

BRATS Meeting, circa 1976

How many folks do you recognize? Some are Silent Keys while many have a lot less hair than in the hip 1970s. Thank you to Rick WA3USG.

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BRATS Monthly Meetings

BRATS Monthly business meetings are the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Microsoft Teams meeting: Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only)+1 703-660-4565,,186770830#   United States, Arlington … Continue reading

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Chuck Nemec K3PVZ, Silent Key

With deep sadness we announce the recent passing of fellow Baltimore area radio amateur Chuck Nemec K3VPZ. He died from congestive heart failure. Chuck was a CW guy and loved working DX. First licensed in 1962, he accomplished much over … Continue reading

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On-line Technician Class Licensing Course starting Sept 9

I am starting a free Technician Class course on Zoom beginning Thursday, September 9  and running for 7 sessions.   Sessions will start at 6:30, and run 3 hours.  No charge, of course.   These are the classes sponsored by the National … Continue reading

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Joseph Cotton W3TTT, SK 07/31/2021

With deep sadness we announce the passing of fellow radio amateur Joe Cotton W3TTT on July 31, 2021. An avid project builder, amateur radio enthusiast and mentor, he leaves behind many friends. We thank him for service to our club … Continue reading

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Leon Neufeld N3LN — Silent Key

Leon Neufeld N3LN, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at the age of 75. A long time, early BRATS member and connoisseur of area hamfests. He was active in HF, ATV, and 2-meters FM and was … Continue reading

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Operating course on Zoom begins Thursday, April 15

The National Electronics Museum is sponsoring its well-received Operating Course again starting April 15, 2021 and running each Thursday for 11 weeks from 6:30 to 9:30 EDST on Zoom.   There is no charge for participation.  The purpose of these classes … Continue reading

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Revitalization of the Baltimore County ARES system

Efforts are underway to revitalize the Baltimore County ARES system. They are seeking hams to get involved with ARES in Baltimore county group.  An interim Emergency Coordinator is needed; also someone to design and host the MDC website. Please contact … Continue reading

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General Class course on Zoom

I am starting a General Class course on Zoom beginning Thursday, November 5, and running for 9 sessions.  Due to holiday breaks, the course ends Jan 21.   Sessions will start at 6:30, and run 3 hours.  No charge, of … Continue reading

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Bob Martin KC3FI – Silent Key

Bob Martin KC3FI Silent Key With deep sadness, we report the passing of long time avid ATV enthusiast Bob Martin KC3FI, last evening August 22, 2020. Comfortable with both HF and ATV, Bob was a frequent attendee of the nets … Continue reading

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