The Outer Banks Repeater Association will teach a course on Amateur Radio Technician Class leading to being licensed as an amateur radio operator this fall.
The class will be taught at the Dare County Emergency Operation Center and will begin on September 5. The class will be from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM each Wednesday evening until it ends on October 17.
There will be a test for all classes of Amateur Radio License at the Dare County Emergency Operation Center on October 24.
Due to security requirements at the Dare County EOC, “walk ins” will not be allowed. The class is free, but a textbook is suggested and there will be a $15.00 fee to take the test following the class. If you are interested in either the class or taking a test for amateur radio license tech test get a license
for further information please contact Jim Bailey, n 4 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us
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
OBRA Volunteer Page. OBRA is committed to providing community support and volunteering for special events and emergencies... more here
The Outer Banks Repeater Association is also on Facebook
Work on moving the 145.110 Repeater from KDH to Colington
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.
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 - Thursday Sept 20th, 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.
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 2018
The 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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