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
The Outer Banks Repeater Association is also on Facebook
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.
The next event is at the Wright Brothers Memorial on July 20, 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing.
OBRA with have an event station on location... so, look for us on HF, VHF, UHF and digital.
Please Join us at noon for Monday for lunch
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
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
All about our repeaters ... Richard Marlin has created a short guide to the local repeaters. It's interesting reading... it's not in layman's terms but you should take a look and see how interconnected we are.
General Meetings -
NEXT MEETING - Thursday Sept 19th, 5:30pm at Mako's, Kill Devil Hills. if you're not on our email list please send me your info contact us. We do a lot of useful email updates. NOTE no meetings in June, July and Aug
Ham Radio Classes & VE Testing - Times and locations of the next class and ARRL volunteer examination session are announced on the weekly net, by email and on this website. If you're ready to be tested contact us and we will try to set something up. Interested in the different license types License. Want our contact info ? go to CONTACT We are planning on conducting 4 test sessions per year. Feb, May, Aug, Nov. So, let us know you want to be tested at the next session.
Planned Community Events in 2019
OBRA takes an active part in community eventson 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
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