Burlington County Radio Club



APRIL, 2016

Volume 2016, Number 4





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting




President’s Corner


What’s Happening


Upcoming Events


From the Editors


BCRC Web Page


BCRC 2016 Calendar






BCRC Officers 2016

Pres – Don, AK2S

VP – Stan NB2S


Sec – Lance, KC2MTO





Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS



      Field Day Order – 4/11 Meeting


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 11, 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



Tony W2WCC, our SNJ SEC, will bring us all up to date regarding ARES in SNJ and more locally in Burlington County.


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    


Mindset covers the human psyche in respect to self confidence and a “Can Do” attitude.  It also feeds self-esteem and a completely positive attitude for life. Your mindset affects your everyday outlook on life and the way you approach the day. The day will be successful and problems solved with a positive mindset or just another day if you have a negative mindset.


People with a positive mindset can accomplish their daily tasks and tackle, successfully, large tasks that others can not.  How many people do you know that are like this and do you want to join them?  If you have a negative mindset, your day can just be a daily grind.  Are you positive or negative?


Remember: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”--Henry Ford

73, Don, AK2S

What’s Happening

Dues are due!! 

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.


N2VW Makes DXCC CW Honor Roll!   

Congratulations go out to Jack N2VW. It only took 40+ years and relearning CW to make it.  Jack is  now officially on the DXCC CW Honor Roll as of 31 March 2016, and is  already on the DXCC honor roll for Phone and Mixed.  Making honor roll once is a great accomplishment – making it 3 times – priceless!



Happy Birthday to Jack WA2RHJ.


Congratulations to Bryan Eveland for receiving his KM4SJS ticket.


Please remember in your thoughts and prayers:  Matt, W2MAT and Charlie, N2CE who are under the weather. 


Spring Fling Brunch 

The Spring brunch was held Saturday, March 19 at the Diamond Diner on Rte 38 in Hainesport.  Once again this proved to be a popular family event.  Those who attended enjoyed hot coffee, bacon and eggs and all the other menu offerings. More importantly, we had a great visit with fellow BCRCers and their families. 

Upcoming BCRC Events

Field Day Supplies

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/


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

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter.  We had help decorating cup cakes and dying eggs.  And we had an Easter egg hunt.  The little ones certainly make the holidays fun!  We had a great time at the Spring Fling Brunch!  The Diamond Diner does a great job.  The next meeting will be on April 11th. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m ready for spring. We hope to see you at the next meeting. Please remember our servicewomen and men, and our first responders.  

73, Bonnie WB2ALQ


If you look at one of the first pages in the ARRL Radio Amateur Handbook, you will find the Amateur’s Code. It says:

The Radio Amateur is:

Considerate…never operates knowingly in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others

Loyal…encourages and supports other amateurs, local clubs, the ARRL

Progressive…knowledge abreast of science, a well built station, and operation above reproach

Friendly…slow and patient operating, friendly advice to the beginner, consideration for the interests of others

Balanced…radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community

Patriotic…station and skill always ready for service to country and community

Consider the last point.  This month Tony W2WCC will make a presentation to us about Amateur Radio Emergency Service, a valuable resource to the community. Are you an ARES member?  Why not consider signing up and provide your valuable expertise.  Remember, when all else fails, Amateur Radio gets through.        

73, 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

            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 – AK2S  “The Ham Workshop”

            23       Brunch – Summer Sizzler

            26       Trustees


            8        Meeting – TBA

            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, & Equipment”

            19-21  ARRL SS SSB       

            26-27  CQWWDX SSB

            29       Trustees


            12       Meeting - TBA

            13       Holiday Dinner

            27       Trustees