Burlington County Radio Club




Volume 2016, Number 11





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting






President’s Corner


What’s Happening


Upcoming Events


BCRC Web Page




BCRC Officers 2016

Pres – Don, AK2S

VP – Stan, NB2S


Sec – Lance, KC2MTO





Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS























































Holiday Dinner 12/13/16 and

Nominations for 2017 Officers


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

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

All are invited!

BCRC Meeting

Monday, November 14, 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, Medford, NJ

Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO


“Early marine radio, Morse, and Equipment”

Doug, K2QWQ, will offer a glimpse of yesteryear with this program.  Doug has been a Ham for 60 years and may remember some of it!  Join us for a fascinating look at what was.


This feature has been expanded and can now be found on page 4 of this Newsletter.  Look at it – there have been updates!  

President’s Corner


Noise; it is all around us from the moment we wake until we sleep and the noise level is increasing.  Noise has many sources, not just verbal or audible but also RF. Even the current President of the ARRL, Tom, NY2RF, has written a column on noise from which the idea came for this column.


There has been a literal explosion of RF noise like unlicensed low power transmitters to increased need of bandwidth by various services taking up more spectrum.  RF noise is all around us like LED lights, compact CFL’s and RFID’s which create noise harmful to amateur radio.


Tom states that noise at W1AW can rise to S7 during the day. I have even had noise at my QTH that has been as high as S9+5db but, thankfully, it has magically disappeared but it was still at the S7 level.  I thought it might be an electric fence like the kind they use to keep pets from wandering off the property.  Abruptly that noise has disappeared but now I have a “kerchumking” that still haunts me.  I can see it on my Panadapter but when I try to pinpoint it, I hear it all over the neighborhood as I walk around the block with an AM headset radio on.


Noise; all pervasive. Be on guard.


73,  Don, AK2S

What’s Happening

BCRC Officer Nominations are coming up in November.  At the regular business meeting we will be nominating officers for 2017.  These will be your leaders next year.  Please think about who you would like to nominate, or better yet please consider running for one of the offices.  It’s always invigorating to have new leaders, fresh ideas.



Happy Birthday to Mike Fischbach, KB2RHI, and Ray Haines, KC2IYC!  Jack, N2VW, had corrective eye surgery.  Hope you are doing better.  Bob, K2QPN, has been under the weather.  Get better soon!  If you know of someone who needs our good thoughts and prayers, please let us know.  We don’t want to overlook anyone!

Upcoming BCRC Events                               


Join us for some pizza on Saturday November 12th from Noon until 2PM!  Let Lance  KC2MTO know before November 10th  if you plan to attend so he can estimate the total number of places to reserve.


Angelo's Pizzeria Ristorante,  200 Larchmont Blvd., Mt. Laurel

(At the corner of Larchmont Blvd. and Hainesport-Mt. Laurel Rd., adjoining Wawa.)         angelospizzalarchmont.com


Directions:  Take Larchmont Blvd. from Rt 38 toward Medford. Follow Larchmont Blvd about one mile until just before it "T's" into Hainesport-Mt Laurel Rd. See the Wawa to the right and Angelo's right next to it.


 “Join us for pizza, fun, camaraderie and a great time with your fellow BCRC members.”   73, Don AK2S


Holiday Dinner

It’s not too early to mark your calendar for our annual Holiday Dinner.  This year’s date is December 13th, just one day after the December regular monthly meeting.  Festivities commence at 6:00 PM in the Medford Leas Holly Room with greetings and conversation.  Don’t forget to BYOB!  Dinner will be served at 6:45 PM with 3 choices on the menu this year.  Please see the attached reservation form for details.  Bring your form with payment to the November meeting or mail it to Gene, N2WFN, at the address on the form.  The deadline is December 5th, and we’re sure you won’t want to miss this year’s gala affair!  


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.

BCRC Web Page

Visit our web page often!  www.k2td-bcrc.org


Check us out on Facebook:  @BurlCoRadioClubK2TD


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

           26        Trustees


           8         Meeting – KC2MTO “ Boy Scout Merit Badge”

           20-21   ARRL DX CW

           23        Trustees


           5-6      ARRL DX SSB

           14        Meeting – K2SQS  “NPOTA”

           19        Brunch – Spring Fling

           29        Trustees


           5         FD Meeting 7:30PM at KD2ARU QTH

           11        Meeting & Order FD Gear – W2WCC “ARES in Burlco

           26        Trustees


           9         Meeting – K2QPN  “Windows 10”

           24        Trustees


           11        Antenna Party 9:30AM Tabernacle EOC Field

           11-12   June VHF

           13        Meeting – KD2ARU  “FD Planning”

           23-26   FD

           28        Trustees


           3-10     Carranza

           11        Meeting – KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza Review

           23        Brunch – Summer Sizzler

           26        Trustees


           8         Meeting – AK2S  “The Ham Workshop”

           21        Skeeter Hunt

           23        Trustees


           11        GCARC Hamfest

           12        Meeting – N2VW  “Contesting 101”

           17-18   NJQP

           27        Trustees


           1         Picnic

           10        Meeting – K2QPN  “White Elephant Sale”

           15-16   JOTA & Radio Merit Badge

           25        Trustees

           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

           29        Trustees


           12        Meeting – Party time!

           13        Holiday Dinner

           27        Trustees