Burlington County Radio Club



APRIL, 2017

Volume 2017, Number 4





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting








Upcoming Events


Other News


From the Editors


BCRC Web Page


2017 Event Calendar






BCRC Officers 2017

Pres – Frank K2SQS

VP – Stan NB2S


Sec – Bonnie WB2ALQ





Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS











Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;


7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz

BCRC Meeting

Monday, April 10, 2017

New ham questions answered – 7:00 PM

Social hour at 7:30 PM,  Meeting at 8:00 PM

Medford Leas Linden Room, Rt. 70, Medford, NJ

Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO


“WX” by Don AK2S

Don AK2S – our resident rocket scientist (really!) has been developing a satellite communications station.  Some recent success Don has experienced produced some striking weather (WX) satellite pictures.  Don will share his success with us this month.


FD Gear Order 

At the April meeting we will be taking orders for FD shirts, hats, pins and other stuff.  The club will pick up the shipping and handling costs so you only need to pay for what you order.  Be sure to bring cash or check – we don’t take plastic, and we’ll only order what is paid for at the meeting.  To see this years’ designs and prices go to http://www.arrl.org/shop/Field-Day-Supplies/.


Happy Birthday Greetings go out to Ron WB2YZS, Stan NB2S, Erin AC2JL, and Jack N2VW.


Dues are now past due!! 

They were due by the end of March but there’s still time to remain an active member.  Still a bargain at $20 for the entire year!  Bring your dues to the next meeting or if you prefer send your check (made out to Burlington County Radio Club) to our treasurer, Hugh Poling KC2OGR at P.O. Box 307, Moorestown, NJ 08057.


Lee KC2WH (SK) Equipment 

Don AK2S was asked by Lee to help with disposing Lee’s equipment and is currently working with Lee’s brother on this project.  Attached to this newsletter is a list of things available along with special pricing to BCRC members.  Contact Don if you have an interest donald-ak2s@verizon.com.  If there is no interest Don plans to advertise to the general public at full market price.


Spring Fling

March 18th saw BCRC members enjoying our annual Spring Fling brunch.  As usual the family brunch was at the Diamond Diner on Rt 38 in Hainesport. Those who attended enjoyed the brunch and each other’s company – those who missed it will have another chance at the Summer Sizzler brunch July 15.  Put it on your calendar! 


Tech Class and VE Session

Jack WA2RHJ taught another successful Technician Level class on April 1 – 2, 2017.  Nine students attended and 7 took advantage of our VE session on Sunday.  All 7 passed and will now be new hams – congratulations to all!  Additionally, one ham walk-in upgraded to Extra class.  Jim KD2ARU did a superb job as first time VE coordinator as the VE session went smoothly.  A BIG THANK YOU to Jack and Jim for their efforts!!


Coax Work Party

We had a bunch of coax from Matt W2MAT’s (SK) most of which had either no or one PL259 attached.  Stan NB2S and Frank K2SQS, along with a cameo appearance from Don AK2S, spent most of a day attaching PL259s.  Bonnie WB2ALQ provided the coffee, donuts and a lunch for the hard-working crew!  These coaxes will now belong to BCRC and will be used at Field Day and other BCRC events.

Upcoming BCRC Events


To be auctioned off at the March 13, 2017 K2TD club meeting will be:


Signalink USB

Sound Card Interface

By Tigertronics


Take it from me that this is THE most popular Sound Card Interface for use with all digital modes; RTTY, PSK, JT-65, etc.  Stan, NB2S, and Lance, KC2MTO, each have one.  This item is from the estate of Lee, KC2WH, and all proceeds will be donated to charities that Lee supported.


This is a $100.00 value and the bidding will start at $50.00.  The successful bidder will need to buy an interface cable for his/her radio at a cost of $23.00 plus shipping.


Come prepared to bid and support Lee’s charities.


Auctioneer:  Don, AK2S

Free setup by Don, AK2S, to the winning bidder.


Field Day Meeting

Jim KD2ARU, 2017 BCRC FD chairman, invites all interested BCRC members to a Field Day planning meeting to be held May 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Jim’s QTH. 

16 Wimbeldon Way

Tabernacle, NJ 08088

Let Jim know if you plan to attend so he can prepare for the number attending.  We would like to see many members at this meeting!!



QRP To The Field will be April 22nd this year.  Tentative plans now are to begin setup around 9AM at the Burlington Green Acres Park on Old York Road in Burlington Township.  We will operate using two KX-3s until sometime in the afternoon (when we get tired or run out of contacts)!  Come on out, make a contact or 10, bring a lunch, and spend some time in the great outdoors.



Other News

Outgoing QSL Club Benefit

Bob K2QPN will be collecting BCRC members cards for a pooled package.

From the Editor

I hope everyone had a wonderful Super Bowl Party.  We had a nice time at our son’s home.  And I was told that I was buying girl scout cookies by the resident girl scout.  If someone wants/needs girl scout cookies, I will be happy to take your order.  We hope to see you at the next meeting. Please remember our servicewomen and men, and our first responders.


73, Bonnie WB2ALQ

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.


Check us out on Facebook  Burlington County Radio club K2TD

BCRC Calendar 2017


          9          Meeting – “K2SQS, KD2ARU – BCRC By-Laws Update”

          28 - 29  Winter FD

          24         Trustees


          13         Meeting – “Skywarn” by Dennis Dura K2DCD

          18 - 19  ARRL DX CW

          28         Trustees


          4-5        ARRL DX SSB

          13         Meeting – K2UT “Youth and Ham Radio”

          18         Brunch – Spring Fling

          28         Trustees


          1 - 2      Tech Class; VE Session on the 2nd

          10         Meeting - Order FD Gear - TBD

          25         Trustees


          8          Meeting – TBD

          24         Trustees


          3          Antenna Party - Tabernacle EOC Field @ 9:30AM

          12         Meeting – KD2ARU  “FD Planning”

          22 - 25  FD

          27         Trustees


          3 - 9      Carranza Special Event N2M

          10         Meeting – KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza review

          15         Brunch – Summer Sizzler

          25         Trustees


          14         Meeting – TBD

          20         Skeeter Hunt

          29         Trustees


          10         GCARC Hamfest

          11         Meeting – TBD

          16 - 17  NJQP

          23         Picnic

          26         Trustees


          9          Meeting – K2QPN  “White Elephant Sale”

          14 - 15  JOTA

          24         Trustees

          28 - 29  CQWWDX SSB


          4 - 5      ARRL SS CW         

          11         Pizza Party – Fall Festival

          13         Meeting – TBD

          18 - 19  ARRL SS SSB        

          25 - 26  CQWWDX CW

          28         Trustees


          11         Meeting - TBD

          12         Holiday Dinner

          26         Trustees