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  - Thursday Oct 17th, 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 & Testing- 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. 


The Outer Banks Repeater Association will again do an entry level class for amateur radio this fall at the Dare County Emergency Operation Center.  The class will be on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9PM.  It will begin on September 18 and be held each Wednesday night with testing on November 6.  We have built into the schedule an extra week or two in case the EOC is activated and unavailable to us.  If there is no activation of the EOC we will probably use the extra time for a supplemental class about how to use equipment.  The class is free, but we encourage everyone to purchase a Technician License Manual written by Gordon West and to do practice tests online.  Attendance to the class is not mandatory, but we feel it will be helpful in giving you a better understanding of the material.  All the test questions and answers are in the Gordon West book and the practice tests use the actual questions.

Planned Community Events in 2019












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

Welcome to The Outer Banks Repeater Association Website

OBRA Volunteer Page.  OBRA is committed to providing community support and volunteering for special events and emergencies...   more here


Make your Amazon payments through Amazon Smile and the club gets a small percentage back from Amazon.  Amazon Smile link 

W4PCN  OBRA - Outer Banks Repeater association  

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


OBRA has been designated Ambassador status... click WRN below for link to site.


Get your storm weather updates from the National Weather Service.  Their updates are reliable.  https://www.weather.gov/mhx/    


Also the National Hurricane Center https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/

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 

Menu

Save the Date ... OBRA Christmas Party ... 

Thursday Dec 5th  6:30pm social, 7pm meet and eat. 

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.