Volume 2017, Number 4
Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
Monday, April 10, 2017
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
“WX” by Don AK2S
Don AK2S – our resident rocket scientist (really!) has been developing a satellite communications station. Some recent success Don has experienced produced some striking weather (WX) satellite pictures. Don will share his success with us this month.
FD Gear Order
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/.
Happy Birthday Greetings go out to Ron WB2YZS, Stan NB2S, Erin AC2JL, and Jack N2VW.
Dues are now past due!!
They were due by the end of March but there’s still time to remain an active member. 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.
Lee KC2WH (SK) Equipment
Don AK2S was asked by Lee to help with disposing Lee’s equipment and is currently working with Lee’s brother on this project. Attached to this newsletter is a list of things available along with special pricing to BCRC members. Contact Don if you have an interest email@example.com. If there is no interest Don plans to advertise to the general public at full market price.
March 18th saw BCRC members enjoying our annual Spring Fling brunch. As usual the family brunch was at the Diamond Diner on Rt 38 in Hainesport. Those who attended enjoyed the brunch and each other’s company – those who missed it will have another chance at the Summer Sizzler brunch July 15. Put it on your calendar!
Tech Class and VE Session
Jack WA2RHJ taught another successful Technician Level class on April 1 – 2, 2017. Nine students attended and 7 took advantage of our VE session on Sunday. All 7 passed and will now be new hams – congratulations to all! Additionally, one ham walk-in upgraded to Extra class. Jim KD2ARU did a superb job as first time VE coordinator as the VE session went smoothly. A BIG THANK YOU to Jack and Jim for their efforts!!
Coax Work Party
We had a bunch of coax from Matt W2MAT’s (SK) most of which had either no or one PL259 attached. Stan NB2S and Frank K2SQS, along with a cameo appearance from Don AK2S, spent most of a day attaching PL259s. Bonnie WB2ALQ provided the coffee, donuts and a lunch for the hard-working crew! These coaxes will now belong to BCRC and will be used at Field Day and other BCRC events.
Upcoming BCRC Events
To be auctioned off at the March 13, 2017 K2TD club meeting will be:
Sound Card Interface
Take it from me that this is THE most popular Sound Card Interface for use with all digital modes; RTTY, PSK, JT-65, etc. Stan, NB2S, and Lance, KC2MTO, each have one. This item is from the estate of Lee, KC2WH, and all proceeds will be donated to charities that Lee supported.
This is a $100.00 value and the bidding will start at $50.00. The successful bidder will need to buy an interface cable for his/her radio at a cost of $23.00 plus shipping.
Come prepared to bid and support Lee’s charities.
Auctioneer: Don, AK2S
Free setup by Don, AK2S, to the winning bidder.
Field Day Meeting
Jim KD2ARU, 2017 BCRC FD chairman, invites all interested BCRC members to a Field Day planning meeting to be held May 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Jim’s QTH.
16 Wimbeldon Way
Tabernacle, NJ 08088
Let Jim know if you plan to attend so he can prepare for the number attending. We would like to see many members at this meeting!!
QRP To The Field will be April 22nd this year. Tentative plans now are to begin setup around 9AM at the Burlington Green Acres Park on Old York Road in Burlington Township. We will operate using two KX-3s until sometime in the afternoon (when we get tired or run out of contacts)! Come on out, make a contact or 10, bring a lunch, and spend some time in the great outdoors.
Outgoing QSL Club Benefit
Bob K2QPN will be collecting BCRC members cards for a pooled package.
From the Editor
I hope everyone had a wonderful Super Bowl Party. We had a nice time at our son’s home. And I was told that I was buying girl scout cookies by the resident girl scout. If someone wants/needs girl scout cookies, I will be happy to take your order. We hope to see you at the next meeting. Please remember our servicewomen and men, and our first responders.
73, Bonnie WB2ALQ
BCRC Web Page
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Sign up for the BCRC Yahoo Group as a source of more info on BCRC! Contact K2QPN for help on how to join.
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BCRC Calendar 2017
9 Meeting – “K2SQS, KD2ARU – BCRC By-Laws Update”
28 - 29 Winter FD
13 Meeting – “Skywarn” by Dennis Dura K2DCD
18 - 19 ARRL DX CW
4-5 ARRL DX SSB
13 Meeting – K2UT “Youth and Ham Radio”
18 Brunch – Spring Fling
1 - 2 Tech Class; VE Session on the 2nd
10 Meeting - Order FD Gear - TBD
8 Meeting – TBD
3 Antenna Party - Tabernacle EOC Field @ 9:30AM
12 Meeting – KD2ARU “FD Planning”
22 - 25 FD
3 - 9 Carranza Special Event N2M
10 Meeting – KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza review
15 Brunch – Summer Sizzler
14 Meeting – TBD
20 Skeeter Hunt
10 GCARC Hamfest
11 Meeting – TBD
16 - 17 NJQP
9 Meeting – K2QPN “White Elephant Sale”
14 - 15 JOTA
28 - 29 CQWWDX SSB
4 - 5 ARRL SS CW
11 Pizza Party – Fall Festival
13 Meeting – TBD
18 - 19 ARRL SS SSB
25 - 26 CQWWDX CW
11 Meeting - TBD
12 Holiday Dinner