Volume 2013, Number 11
Sunday Night Net 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex.
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
All are invited!
Monday, November 11, 2013
New Ham Session (open to anyone who has a ham related question)– 7:00 PM
Social hour at 7:30 PM, Meeting at 8:00 PM
Medford Leas Linden Room, Rt. 70,
Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO
SWR, antenna tuners, & feed lines!
Understanding standing wave ratios (SWR), how antenna tuners interact with SWR and your rig, and the feed line that connects the antenna to the rig - all will be made clear by Don, AK2S.
Nov 10, 17, 24-- BCRC Sunday Evening Nets – 7:00PM
Nov 11---------- Regular monthly meeting
Dec 03---------- Holiday Dinner
In the Beginning
In the beginning there was heaven and earth.
What is our heaven on earth but amateur radio?
It started in 1820 when Hans Christian Oersted discovered that electricity and magnetism were related.
It was not until 1861 when James Maxwell derived the equations that described electromagnetic radiation.
In 1886, Heinrich Hertz validated Maxwell’s equations experimentally.
It was 1898 when Marconi patented wireless telegraphy. It was then that things began to cook.
1900 – Reginald Fessenden demonstrated a voice transmission.
1901 – Marconi spans the Atlantic – still disputed.
1906 – Fessenden had the first audio broadcast.
1914 – Hiram Percy Maxim, MIT – ’88, co-founded the ARRL.
1954 – Burlington County Radio Club – incorporated.
Next year, 2014, will mark the 60th anniversary of BCRC! We have to figure out a way to celebrate! Ideas?
73, Don AK2S
The Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) was once again a success! BCRCers K2QPN, NB2S, KC2JJT, KC2MTO, WA2RHJ, AK2S, K2SQS and others (hey, my memory ain’t what it useta was!) set up and operated at Pine Hill scout camp. Cub and Boy Scouts both were there and we got a fair amount of traffic until the rain overnight put a damper on things. Thanks to Corky for arranging this event so we could participate. That’s 2 very nice years in a row now.
AK2S, K2QPN, and K2SQS met at NB2S QTH to put up Stan’s vertical. Unfortunately it appears that the 40 meter trap was not working, but we were able to check out (using Don’s antenna analyzer) Stan’s wire antennas and did get a QSO with Sweden during the CQ DX SSB contest, so it appears the wires are doing well.
Congratulations to AK2S on his new arrival! Don says it took 16 hours to put together his brand spanking new Elecraft K3! Don already has made some successful QSOs, so it works, and apparently works well.
More congratulations to Scott KD2EQP for upgrading to General! Scott is a newcomer to BCRC and a neighbor.
Get Well Wishes go out to Jack N2VW and his XYL Maria, to Charlie N2CE and his wife Mabel, Matt W2MAT and Roy KC2FIO on their recovery from various not so minor ailments.
Upcoming BCRC Events
BCRC Dinner will be held December 3rd. You should have already received an email announcement and reservation form, and another form is attached to this newsletter. The details are on the form. Bring the filled out form to the November meeting or mail it to Gene N2WFN along with your check to place your reservation. We will have door prizes, some music, a slide show of BCRC activities and a brief program on raptors in addition to good food and holiday spirit! Don’t forget it’s BYOB.
Nominations Yes folks it’s that time of year again. We’re looking for next year’s leaders and nominations will be held at the November meeting. Always looking for new faces to add to the officer/trustee list. Why not throw your hat in the ring?
January VHF Sweepstakes will be the weekend January 17th to 19th, and once again Jack WA2RHJ will coordinate BCRC’s participation in this annual event. More details to follow or you can look up the rules on the ARRL website.
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
hope that everyone had a spooky Halloween!
We went to 2 Halloween parades at 2 different schools. I love seeing the young children in their costumes.
We have a few things to look forward to: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas
and some contests. Someone did very
well in contest, 10 meters was open and heard and worked a lot of countries.
I’m looking forward to the Holiday Dinner.
Once again Medford Leas will host our get together. The menu sounds
yummy! Don’t forget to send in your money for the dinner. I am looking forward to seeing you at the
dinner. Frank K2sqs has volunteered me to give a slide presentation about our
last birding trip to
73, Bonnie WB2ALQ
Next month’s (December issue) BCRC newsletter will mark the end of our 6th year of editing and publishing the newsletter. Jack N2VW did the job for many years before that and did a great job in keeping us informed on the comings and goings of BCRC. Overall, it has been a pleasant task, especially since I’ve had the help, support, encouragement and the occasional kick in the a…. pants from my co-editor, the brownie lady Bonnie WB2ALQ. Don’s message above, that next year will mark 60 years for BCRC, is what started me thinking about it. So thanks to everyone who contributed to the newsletter over the last 6 years, and especially to Bonnie for the help.
73, Frank K2SQS
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