The 2M auto-patch is no more. The AT&T phone line has been out of service for the past few months. The technician from AT&T was unable to solve the issue with the phone line to the repeater site. (more…)
Hello, local hams and 440 net participants.
Due to an equipment problem with the 440 repeater, all nets will be on the BRAARC 2M repeater until the situation can be resolved. It appears that the feed line to the antenna has a problem. As we discover additional details, we will let you know. At this time we do not have an estimated time for repairs. Sorry for the inconvenience. Enjoy the 2M repeater and we will get the 440 back on the air soon. (more…)
It’s time again for the N8PUG Food Drive because there is never a time for hunger. We need your help to collect food items. Your donation of non-perishable food items will be accepted at the December club meeting and holiday extravaganza – pot luck dinner.
There are families that need our help to keep food on their tables. The N8PUG Food Drive can help fill a small part of this need but only with your help. Check your emergency food stocks for items that are nearing their expiration dates. This way you can refresh your food stocks and donate still usable items. Rotation of food stocks is an important aspect of household emergency planning. Please only bring as much as you can spare.
The club food drive was originally organized by late club member James Orlowski, N8PUG (1960 – 2009). Known to every club member as Jim, he was a man of action in preventing hunger in our community. Jim, a man of little means, always donated more food than any other club member. We lost a dear friend in his passing but we honor his memory by helping feed those around us that are in need.
The N8PUG Food Drive benefits Project Starburst through the collection of non-perishable food items. Annually, BRAARC member collect and donate many food items during the club’s annual holiday celebration.
What happened to the club website?
The BRAARC website is now using the WordPress platform. The site is under development and will change often as development continues. If there is something that seems out of place or doesn’t work, it is likely a test underway.
Many site use WordPress. It offers a clean, modern, easily maintainable, and robust blog style website platform. Take a look around and let us know what you think.
The W8ZNH QSL Museum is also using a WordPress Plugin to offer a better experience to those wishing to view a small section of the collection. The QSL Museum can be viewed while visiting the site at the link above.
On November 9, 2018 the Big Rapids Area Radio Club renewed the club’s committed to improve the visibility of Amateur Radio as a positive force in the community by assisting in emergencies, and providing and encouraging training; as well as to further club activities for the betterment of the membership and the Amateur Radio Service.