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FEBRUARY, 2017

Volume 2017, Number 2

 

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In this issue:

 

BCRC Meeting

 

Program

 

President’s Remarks

 

Sunshine

 

Happenings

 

Upcoming Events

 

Other News

 

From the Editors

 

BCRC Web Page

 

2017 Event Calendar

 

 

 

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BCRC Officers 2017

Pres   Frank, K2SQS

VP      Stan, NB2S

Trea   Hugh, KC2OGR

Sec     Bonnie, WB2ALQ

 

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Editors

Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS

 

 

 

VALENTINE’S DAY FEB. 14!

 

Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;

and

7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz

BCRC Meeting

Monday, February 13, 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, Medford, NJ

Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO

Program

SKYWARN by Dennis K2DCD

Dennis Dura K2DCD is rejuvenating the Skywarn program operating out of the NOAA center in Westampton.  He also wears hats as Assistant Director, Office of Emergency Management, NJDCF, Assistant Director of Operations VoIP Hurricane Net, and Assistant State RACES Officer, NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management NJ2EM.  Dennis will tell us what Skywarn is and bring us up to date on recent changes.

President’s Remarks  

The past year has not been kind to BCRC, as we had 5 members become Silent Keys – Hank KC2TA, Matt W2MAT, Charlie N2CE, Joanne KC2UWL, and most recently, Lee KC2WH.  When you have only 35 members, that is a huge loss. We need to find some quality new members – and you can help.  Let your friends know what a great club BCRC is.

 

Also, Jack WA2RHJ will be conducting one of his highly successful weekend Tech classes April 1 -2, and Jim KD2ARU is coordinating a VE session on the 2nd.  This a potential source of new hams as BCRC members.

 

Winter is our slow time in terms of BCRC activities, but with better weather coming our events will also pick up.  Don AK2S emphasized participation over the past years, and I would also encourage everyone in BCRC to pick an event to try!  Or two.  Or three.

 

 73, Frank K2SQS

Sunshine

Happy Birthday Greetings go out to Ron WB2YZS, Stan NB2S, Erin AC2JL, and Jack N2VW.

Happenings

Dues are due!! 

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.

 

Tower and Antenna Takedown 

Don AK2S organized a work detail to take down the tower and antennas of Lee KC2WH (SK), another unpleasant task.  Don AK2S, Jim KD2ARU, Jack WA2RHJ, Bob KE3FF, and Frank K2SQS lowered Lee’s tower and dismantled several verticals and an HF tribander on Jan. 25th.  Don AK2S and Frank K2SQS returned Sunday the 29th to pick up Lee’s station which Don agreed to store. Never fun to take a station apart.

 

BCRC Participation in Winter Field Day was to be held Jan 28-29, 2017.  Unfortunately, due to a series of events we were forced to cancel our participation in the event.  Well, there’s always next year!

Upcoming BCRC Events

Spring Fling

Put March 11 on your calendar for BCRC’s annual Spring Fling brunch.  While it’s not officially Spring we’re banking on the groundhog being wrong and for an early spring.  As usual the family brunch will be at the Diamond Diner on Rt 38 in Hainesport starting around 9:00 AM (still standard time on Saturday). Come on out, bring the family and join us!  Order off the menu – separate checks.  

 

Tech Class

Jack WA2RHJ will be teaching a Technician Level class on April 1 – 2, 2017 at the Tabernacle Emergency Services Building on New Road in Tabernacle.  The class will be primarily taught on Saturday (all day), with a review Sunday morning followed by a VE session Sunday afternoon.  Contact Jack for more information or to enroll at jpgordon@comcast.net

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Other News

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

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.

 

Check us out on Facebook  Burlington County Radio club K2TD

BCRC Calendar 2017

January:

               9           Meeting – “K2SQS, KD2ARU – BCRC By-Laws Update”

               28 - 29 Winter FD

               24         Trustees

February:

               13         Meeting – “Skywarn” by Dennis Dura K2DCD

               18 - 19 ARRL DX CW

               28         Trustees

March:

               4 - 5     ARRL DX SSB

               13         Meeting – TBD

               18         Brunch – Spring Fling

               28         Trustees

April:

               1 - 2     Tech Class; VE Session on the 2nd

               10         Meeting - Order FD Gear - TBD

               25         Trustees

May:

               8           Meeting – TBD

               24         Trustees

June:

               3           Antenna Party - Tabernacle EOC Field @ 9:30AM

               12         Meeting – KD2ARU  “FD Planning”

               22 - 25 FD

               27         Trustees

July:

               3 - 9     Carranza Special Event N2M

               10         Meeting – KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza review

               15         Brunch – Summer Sizzler

               25         Trustees

August:

               14         Meeting – TBD

               20         Skeeter Hunt

               29         Trustees

September:

               10         GCARC Hamfest

               11         Meeting – TBD

               16 - 17 NJQP

               23         Picnic

               26         Trustees

October:

               9           Meeting – K2QPN  “White Elephant Sale”

               14 - 15 JOTA

               24         Trustees

               28 - 29 CQWWDX SSB

November:

               4 - 5     ARRL SS CW 

               11         Pizza Party – Fall Festival

               13         Meeting – TBD

               18 - 19 ARRL SS SSB

               25 - 26 CQWWDX CW

               28         Trustees

December:

               11         Meeting - TBD

               12         Holiday Dinner

               26         Trustees