Volume 2016, Number 6
Field Day – June 25-26!
Antenna Day – June 11!
Carranza Special Event – July 9!
Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
Monday, June 13, 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
Don’t miss this month’s meeting - Jim KD2ARU and his FD committee have been working hard to plan FD! Details will be reviewed, questions answered, and last minute preparations made. Anyone need practice in making a FD type contact? That will be available as well.
This feature has been expanded and can now be found on page 4 of this Newsletter. Look at it – there have been updates!
FD and Carranza 2016
Well, another year has gone by and our two biggest events of the year are upon us once again, namely FD and the Carranza Special Event celebration. Both of these events will occur before the July meeting so we have to prepare for them now. Plans are well underway which, along the NJQP, another of our big events; we need support from all members of the club to make it a success.
Ably guided by Jim, KD2ARU, with food by Bonnie, WB2ALQ this year’s event promises to be one of our best ever. Even if you have never participated in FD before, there will be plenty of expertise for coaching and guidance. Just as for the last several years there will be the Get On The Air (GOTA) station for new and inactive operators which adds to our bonus points and is essentially a ”free” station. We even get additional bonus points if there is a full time coach and for any operator who makes 20 contacts. We also get bonus points for contacts made by operators under 18years old so if you know any youngster that is interested in radio, bring them along. Boy and Girl Scouts make ideal candidates.
ahead to FD, which will be Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday the 26th,
there is a need for people to raise antennas and make preparations for the
actual event as well as tear down and operators. This is a fun event for all, including
family members who are not amateurs and if you know some inactive hams bring
them along too. Operations will be from the Tabernacle EOC on
The Carranza event is from July 4th to the 10th with operation form the event site on that Saturday and if you do not have an HF station I am sure some club members will be happy to let you operate from their shacks.
In any event, join us for food, fun and friendship for one or both of these events.
I hope to see you there.
Please remember in your thoughts and prayers Charlie N2CE and Maria N2CIS who are under the weather. Please remember and send condolences to Jack and Kris Gordon WA2RHJ on the passing of one of Kris’s brothers.
Sunday Night Net
Check-ins to our Sunday night net have been dwindling. Jack N2VW has been doing a great job as net control, taking over from Matt W2MAT (SK). Why not make a renewed effort to check in? The net doesn’t take long (less than a half hour!) and usually fascinating topics are discussed. See above for net details! Join in and see what your fellow hams are up to.
Upcoming BCRC Events
This annual event has proven quite educational and beneficial, so starting at 9:00AM 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. Let Bonnie know If you are planning to come to Field Day and would like to bring a dish to share ….all donations are greatly appreciated.
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
From the ARRL: (tnx Bruce WA3RHW)
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From the Editors
Happy June everyone! June is usually a very busy month with school winding down, graduations, father’s day, weddings, etc. Our eldest granddaughter, Bridget, graduated high school this past weekend. Her graduation was held in downtown DC, 2:30 on a Friday afternoon. There was 500+ in her class. When graduation was finished, we got to walk to the parking garage (4 blocks away) in the POURING rain. And the best part was leaving DC in the POURING rain on Friday during rush hour. The next day was a celebration party at the local park. The week before that K2RVV, our eldest son had an emergency appendectomy. I hope all the fathers out there have a wonderful father’s day! Don’t forget that Field Day is quickly approaching. If you are planning to come to Field Day and would like to bring a dish to share please let me know….All donations are greatly appreciated. Please remember all who are serving in the armed services and our first responders. I hope to see you at the next meeting.
73, Bonnie wb2alq
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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