OBRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.
All donations are warmly received and are tax deductible.
The purpose of this organization shall be to provide communications in the time of public need including disasters and failure of public service communications or telephone service; to encourage amateur readiness for emergencies; and to endeavor to maintain awareness by the public and by public officials of the capabilities of amateur radio.
Bylaws. The revised bylaws were voted in at the last meeting and after getting all the relevant signatures we will be following them in future. Link to New Bylaws
Weekly Radio Net - The Outer Banks Area Wide Net meets each Thursday at 8PM on linked repeaters 145.150MHz in Buxton and 145.110MHz in Kill Devil Hills. All hams are welcome to join. See chart for correct PL tone freq. *** Join us on Echolink connect to K4OBX-L ***
DMR Update. Our DMR Guru (Robert Defritas) has found that not all DMR radios are compatible. So, his recommendation is ... based on cost and value the Tytera TYT MD-380 would be first choice or the newer waterproof MD-390 version. Both of these sound great on the air and hams are coming up with mods to the firmware to even make them better. Additionally, Connect Systems has a new radio for about $130 DM850 that can discover the network and configure itself. NEW CODE PLUG AVAILABLE HERE
General Meetings -
NEXT MEETING - Via Video - an email will give further details. September 17th at 6pm. If you're not on our email list please send me your info contact us. We do a lot of useful email updates.
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Planned Community Events in 2020 All events are cancelled except OBX Area Wide Net.
OBX Area Wide Net is Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 PM EDT on 145.150 in Buxton, 145.110 in Kill Devil Hills, 146.940 in Currituck, 145.290 in Nags Head, and 442.725 linking repeater in Columbia.
OBRA takes an active part in community events on the outer banks. Volunteers are welcome. We use the 145.110MHz Repeater for coordination. If you have a license and want to help email us using the form above ... if you don't have a radio don't worry we can lend you one for the event.
Visitors and Prospective Members Are you interested in becoming a member? Contact one of our board members, or if you are a ham with a 2-meter transceiver, check into one of our weekly nets and the net controller can guide you to someone right away. or click here for details and an email link Join Us
We are very fortunate to have a close relationship with the National Park Service and get invited to participate in their special events. Our Special events page
Please Join us at noon for Monday for lunch (feedback from members ... C19 is still a serious concern and so 'club' lunches are cancelled until further notice. However, one or two 'friends' could continue together outside of the club)
The Black Pelican, Kitty Hawk - usual location on the porch
The meetings are informal social gatherings and visitors (and/or spouses) are welcome. Make your reservations through Jack 252-261-zero two seven six CALL BEFORE 9am Monday
or after 9am or call Andrew 252-207- five five five six or email @ contact us
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