Volume 2016, Number 5
Mother’s Day – May 8th!
Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
Monday, May 9, 2016
New ham questions answered – 7:00 PM
Social hour at 7:30 PM, Meeting at 8:00 PM
Medford Leas Linden Room, Rt. 70,
Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO
Windows 10 and Other Computer Hints
Bob, K2QPN, our resident computer wizard, will offer his experiences with the new operating system. Bring your questions!
This feature has been expanded and can now be found on page 4 of this Newsletter. Look at it – there have been updates!
Just Say “Yes” to get in the Game
Don is looking for some volunteers – read on! (ed)
I read an interesting editorial in QST a while back by Kay Craigie, N3KN, now past President of the ARRL. In it she details her experiences in amateur radio and how she came to be President of the ARRL. It all started when she was asked to be the editor of her club newsletter. She knew nothing about writing newsletters but she just said “Yes”. Eventually, not without stumbles and falls, she wrote an award-winning newsletter. Her friends helped her all along the way as she took on more and more adventurous tasks. She eventually became President of the ARRL just by saying “Yes”.
“If you want to play in a game, go to where it is played and find a way to get in. Good things happen when you are in the game.” -- Chris Mathews
If you want to get into the game of amateur radio, you are in the right place. The BCRC is a general interest club and if you are interested in any specific aspect, we probably have people who are knowledgeable in that area. You have found the way into the game by joining this club. As many of our members can attest, good things happen when you get in the game.
The call is going out for volunteers. We need someone to bring coffee (decaf), donuts and cookies to the May meeting. The lucky volunteer will be reimbursed by the club for expenses. We also have new people who need a Technician course. We have such a full slate of activities we will not be able to run a Technician course until next year. Another lucky volunteer needs to “Elmer” these prospective hams and teach them the Technician course so that they can get in the game. You get the satisfaction of sharing your knowledge and of helping to expand the amateur radio ranks. The moral of this story is: when the call goes out for volunteers, just say “Yes”. Many exciting things when you get in the game.
The lucky volunteers can contact me at: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and 73, Don, AK2S
Happy anniversary to Bob, K2QPN and Marie; and happy birthday to Marie. Happy Birthday wishes also go out to Maria, N2CIS and John, K2XU. Please remember in your thoughts and prayers Charlie, N2CE and Maria who are under the weather. Please remember and send condolences to Sheila, Matt W2MAT(SK)’s wife, and to Ray, KC2IYC and Matt, KC2UWO on the sudden passing of Joanne KC2UWL (SK).
Field Day Supplies
At the April meeting we took orders for FD shirts, hats, pins and other stuff. They have come in and will be available at the May meeting.
That’s short for QRP To The Field! QRP of course refers to a power level of 5
watts or less. Anyway, on Saturday
April 23rd a group of intrepid BCRC adventurers took to the wilds
of Pakim Pond in the
Upcoming BCRC Events
This annual event has proven quite educational and beneficial so, starting at 9:30AM on Saturday June 11th we’ll do it again on the field adjacent to the Tabernacle EOC. Stan, NB2S is again chairing this year’s event so if you have any questions or suggestions Stan’s the man! We’ll be checking out some Field Day antennas and hopefully building new ones. Come on out and help us build, test and repair. Pack a lunch, some water, and a chair – we’ll even have a station or 2 set up for some operating.
FD is rapidly approaching. Jim, KD2ARU is this year’s chairman and reports that plans are well underway. There will be a lot more detail coming up, but for now be sure June 25 and 26 are circled on your calendar. And don’t forget June 23 and 24 for antenna raising – we need your help! FD is THE premier operating event for BCRC again this year. Besides setting up and operating, FD is a good time to visit with your club mates, enjoy some good food and maybe even learn something.
Each year since 1929, the Mt. Holly
American Legion Post 11 has held a memorial service to honor Capt. Emilio
Carranza, an aviation pioneer who died in a severe thunderstorm in the
Want to see a back issue of the BCRC Newsletter?
All back issues are now in the Files section of the BCRC Yahoo Group website.
From the Editors
Wow, what a rough patch BCRC is going through. First Hank KC2TA, then Matt W2MAT, and now Joanne KC2UWL – all Silent Keys. These are indeed sad times for BCRC. Hopefully this reminds us to make the most of every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected.
Bonnie, wb2alq and Frank, K2SQS
BCRC Web Page
Visit our web page often! www.k2td-bcrc.org
Sign up for the BCRC Yahoo Group as a source of more info on BCRC! Contact K2QPN for help on how to join.
BCRC Calendar 2016
11 Meeting – KC2OGR “Repeater Operation”
30, 31 Winter FD; January VHF Contest
8 Meeting – KC2MTO “ Boy Scout Merit Badge”
20-21 ARRL DX CW
5-6 ARRL DX SSB
14 Meeting – K2SQS “NPOTA”
19 Brunch – Spring Fling
5 FD Meeting 7:30PM at KD2ARU QTH
11 Meeting & Order FD Gear – W2WCC “ARES in Burlco”
9 Meeting – K2QPN “Windows 10”
11 Antenna Party 9:30AM Tabernacle EOC Field
11-12 June VHF
13 Meeting – KD2ARU “FD Planning”
11 Meeting – AK2S “The Ham Workshop”
23 Brunch – Summer Sizzler
8 Meeting – TBA
21 Skeeter Hunt
11 GCARC Hamfest
12 Meeting – N2VW “Contesting 101”
10 Meeting – K2QPN “White Elephant Sale”
15-16 JOTA & Radio Merit Badge
29-30 CQWWDX SSB
5-7 ARRL SS CW
12 Pizza Party – Fall Festival
14 Meeting – Doug, K2QWQ “Early marine radio, Morse, and Equipment”
19-21 ARRL SS SSB
26-27 CQWWDX SSB
12 Meeting - TBA
13 Holiday Dinner