Volume 2016, Number 9
NJQP – SEPT 17,18!
BCRC PICNIC – OCT 1!
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!
Monday, September 12, 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
The contesting season is upon us! First up is the New Jersey QSO Party. Hesitant to try contesting? Don’t be. Dyed-in-the-wool contester Jack N2VW will tell us how easy it is with a healthy portion of tips. Jack will also tell us of the many side benefits of contesting.
This feature has been expanded and can now be found on page 4 of this Newsletter. . Look at it – there have been updates!
BCRC Picnic – 10/01 see details below
We, as a club, sponsor the New Jersey QSO Party which is in the fifth year under our guidance. We now have a good weekend to hold it. With no major competition on the weekend of September 17 to 18, 2016 (only the Washington State QSO party, also known as the “Salmon Run”, and, for the first time, the New Hampshire QSO party) we are hoping for some support from all of the club members.
We are growing with more logs submitted each year; we need to be proactive in supporting this effort. Operating as K2TD, the bonus station, which gives a bonus of 100 points to stations that contact the club, we need to get the club call on the air. Even if you do not have experience, do not be afraid as you can always ask for repeats and a large number of contacts is not required. Slow speed CW is always appreciated. If you cannot get on the air then there are other ways to help by spreading the word to other NJ clubs and organizations. We need support from all our club members to make this a successful event. Pitch in and do your part.
73, Don, AK2S
Congratulations to Bob KB2ITO for graduating from Drexel! Way to GO! Happy Birthday to Bruce WA3RHW and Shiloh W2SHI! And Happy anniversary to Bonnie WB2ALQ and Frank K2SQS.
This year’s Skeeter hunt took place Sunday, August 21st starting at noon. We used a pavilion at the Burlington Township green acres park. All in all, quite an enjoyable afternoon.
Upcoming BCRC Events
Coming up in September are two BCRC involved activities. On Sunday September 11 BCRC will have a table (or 2) at the GCARC Hamfest in Mullica Hill. This will take place before our regular meeting in Sept. BCRC members are welcome to take advantage of the tables to sell some of their treasures. A good chance to browse the flea market and meet old and new friends. http://w2mmd.org/
The second is the NJ QSO Party the following weekend September 17-18. We’ll have a lot more info on the NJQP at our September regular meeting. In the meantime see http://www.k2td-bcrc.org/njqp/ for details.
This year’s annual picnic will be held on the afternoon of Saturday October 1st at the home of Don AK2S starting about 2PM and running until 5PM. Don’s address is 7 Pinewald Lane in Burlington Township. The club will provide burgers and hot dogs along with condiments and rolls. You are encouraged – but not required – to bring a side dish; eg salad, fruit, dessert etc. Don’s XYL for example is providing her world famous potato salad, Bonnie WB2ALQ is making brownies and another dessert. Bonnie will be trying to coordinate the side dishes so please contact her if you plan to bring something at
momhuminski (at) comcast.net.
Also please remember to bring your drinks and chairs for your family!
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From the Editors
Happy September! We have been busy; we were at LBI for a couple of days. We celebrated our 47th anniversary! Frank received a new handytalky as a gift. We have been helping Frank’s sister move. Our grandkids are back to school; they were happy to be back. The oldest grandchild started college. Don’t forget that the GCARC hamfest will be held on Sunday. The NJ QSO party is coming up on Sept. 17-18. Mark your calendar for Oct 1, the BCRC will have our annual picnic at Don AK2S’s QTH. Please let me know if you are coming to the picnic and if you are bringing a dish to share. Don’t forget your drink and chair! I hope to see you at the meeting on Monday! Please remember our servicemen and women, keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
73, Bonnie WB2ALQ
WOW! Summer’s over, and my favorite season, autumn, is quickly approaching. Warm days, cool nights, low humidity and a lack of green head flies and mosquitoes. Contest season starts with 4 major DX contests, November sweepstakes, and the NJQP. Many a good reason to attend the September meeting where N2VW will present a program – Contesting 101 – for those who wish to participate maybe for the first time. And, BTW, are your antennas all ready for the contests and ol’ man winter? The mullet run will be starting any day now, followed by the bunker and the bluefish and striped bass feeding on them. Standing on the beach at water’s edge and casting a line into the ocean, sometimes being alone with the pounding surf – heaven! I can’t wait!!
73, Frank K2SQS
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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 – KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza Review
23 Brunch – Summer Sizzler
8 Meeting – AK2S “The Ham Workshop”
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 – Party time!
13 Holiday Dinner