Burlington County Radio Club



OctoBER, 2014

Volume 2014, Number 10





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting






President’s Corner


What’s Happening


Upcoming Events


Other News


From the Editors


BCRC Web Page




BCRC Officers 2014

Pres – Don, AK2S

VP – Frank, K2SQS


Sec – Lance, KC2MTO





Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS



JOTA – Oct. 18 - 19


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, October 13, 2014

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



Don AK2S has found some interesting videos on-line pertaining to ham radio. Don will be hosting a premiere showing at BCRC.  No red carpet, but maybe popcorn??    


Oct 13----------- BCRC Reg Meeting

Oct 7, 14, 21, 28- General Class and CW continue

Oct 18-19-------- JOTA

December 16---- Annual Holiday Dinner

President’s Corner   

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)

Jamboree on the Air is the third week in October, this year being October 18th and 19th.  The purpose of JOTA is to get local scouts, be they Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or Venture Crews involved with amateur radio by talking to other scouts around the world and the scouts get credit towards their radio merit badge.


There are many ways you can become involved.  Join us at the Tabernacle EOC, Pine Hill Scout Reservation or by having local scouts visit you at your home station.


This year the BCRC is setting up stations at the Tabernacle EOC with the local Scout troop there.  We will have three stations; one for SSB, one for digital modes and a two meter FM station. The FM station will be used to contact Scouts at the Pine Hill Reservation as we will also have a contingent there.


How can you help?  Join us at the EOC or Pine Hill.  We are in need of operators and general help to get us setup.  If you can spare a little time, you can standby at your home station to talk to the scouts in the local area either simplex, on the County Linked Repeater system or on the Pine Hill repeater.


So how about GOTA for JOTA! Get on the Air for Jamboree on the Air!


73 and see you then, Don, AK2S

What’s Happening

BCRC Picnic   

Held this year at the QTH of Lance and Linda, the 2014 BCRC was an outstanding affair.  About half the members attended a great turnout on a spectacular early autumn day.  Unlimited burgers and hot dogs accompanied by a large assortment of member provided side dishes.  The beach ball was a hit with the younger set – yes it was indeed a family affair with wives and children and grandchildren.  If you missed it this year, plan early for next year’s picnic – it promises to be F-U-N!       


General Class and CW 

The classes continue all month in October, every Tuesday evening at 7 PM for CW class, and 7:30 PM for the general class.  Missed sessions so far?  Not too late to join.  Location is the Tabernacle EOC on New Road in Tabernacle.  We expect to have a VE session at the conclusion of the course.


New Jersey QSO Party was October 4 and 5

It’s too early for results yet, but there was a good amount of activity.  Maybe we’ll have more info at the meeting, but logs are not due until Oct 25, so look for a summary at the Nov. regular meeting. 

Upcoming BCRC Events


Don AK2S wrote a very nice summary in the President’s Corner above.  Be sure to read it and plan to help out however you can.  Working with the youngsters is fun and rewarding.



Next year’s officer nominations will be opened at the November meeting, voting in December at the December 8th meeting, and installation of the 2015 BCRC officers at the Holiday Dinner December 16th. 


Think about serving as an officer – new ideas are always welcome.


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

Happy October everyone!  The weather has been really nice.  We went to the 32nd Annual Decoy Show.  They had beautiful carvings. Their bird of the year is the Wood Duck.  The wood duck is a beautiful waterfowl.  It is my favorite duck.  Old Barney Radio Club were serving some wonderful food and lots of rag chewing.  We brought duck calls for the younger grandchildren. They thought the calls were great…the parents not so much.  We are going to a seminar of surf casting this weekend.  The LBI Fish tournament has started. The fall migration should start soon. The Cape May Hawk Watch has started.  At the Lighthouse you can see many raptors and waterfowl. Please remember our servicemen and women, keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  Anyone needing a BCRC name tag should see Jack N2VW.  Hope to see you at the next meeting.

73, Bonnie WB2ALQ


In October we celebrate Bonnie WB2ALQ’s birthday – Happy Birthday Bon!  This year we spent the week in Ocean City, MD.  Maybe Bon will wear the crab earrings she picked out while there!  Ham wise, besides the BCRC activity, there is a major contest on the weekend of October 25 – 26.  The CQ WW DX SSB contest actually starts Friday night (0000 UTC Sat which is 8 PM local time Fri.).  Wow, that’s a bunch of letters, which means that it is sponsored by CQ magazine, and is a phone contest to work as many countries (entities) as possible on as many bands as possible.  This is a great time to add to your country total, especially on Sunday when the Big Gun stations are looking for people to work.  It is fun and who knows, you may even get interested in contesting!

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.