Volume 2016, Number 11
Holiday Dinner 12/13/16 and
Nominations for 2017 Officers
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, November 14, 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
“Early marine radio, Morse, and Equipment”
Doug, K2QWQ, will offer a glimpse of yesteryear with this program. Doug has been a Ham for 60 years and may remember some of it! Join us for a fascinating look at what was.
This feature has been expanded and can now be found on page 4 of this Newsletter. Look at it – there have been updates!
Noise; it is all around us from the moment we wake until we sleep and the noise level is increasing. Noise has many sources, not just verbal or audible but also RF. Even the current President of the ARRL, Tom, NY2RF, has written a column on noise from which the idea came for this column.
There has been a literal explosion of RF noise like unlicensed low power transmitters to increased need of bandwidth by various services taking up more spectrum. RF noise is all around us like LED lights, compact CFL’s and RFID’s which create noise harmful to amateur radio.
Tom states that noise at W1AW can rise to S7 during the day. I have even had noise at my QTH that has been as high as S9+5db but, thankfully, it has magically disappeared but it was still at the S7 level. I thought it might be an electric fence like the kind they use to keep pets from wandering off the property. Abruptly that noise has disappeared but now I have a “kerchumking” that still haunts me. I can see it on my Panadapter but when I try to pinpoint it, I hear it all over the neighborhood as I walk around the block with an AM headset radio on.
Noise; all pervasive. Be on guard.
73, Don, AK2S
BCRC Officer Nominations are coming up in November. At the regular business meeting we will be nominating officers for 2017. These will be your leaders next year. Please think about who you would like to nominate, or better yet please consider running for one of the offices. It’s always invigorating to have new leaders, fresh ideas.
Happy Birthday to Mike Fischbach, KB2RHI, and Ray Haines, KC2IYC! Jack, N2VW, had corrective eye surgery. Hope you are doing better. Bob, K2QPN, has been under the weather. Get better soon! If you know of someone who needs our good thoughts and prayers, please let us know. We don’t want to overlook anyone!
Upcoming BCRC Events
Join us for some pizza on Saturday November 12th from Noon until 2PM! Let Lance KC2MTO know before November 10th if you plan to attend so he can estimate the total number of places to reserve.
Angelo's Pizzeria Ristorante, 200 Larchmont Blvd., Mt. Laurel
(At the corner of Larchmont Blvd. and Hainesport-Mt. Laurel Rd., adjoining Wawa.) angelospizzalarchmont.com
Directions: Take Larchmont Blvd. from Rt 38 toward Medford. Follow Larchmont Blvd about one mile until just before it "T's" into Hainesport-Mt Laurel Rd. See the Wawa to the right and Angelo's right next to it.
“Join us for pizza, fun, camaraderie and a great time with your fellow BCRC members.” 73, Don AK2S
It’s not too early to mark your calendar for our annual Holiday Dinner. This year’s date is December 13th, just one day after the December regular monthly meeting. Festivities commence at 6:00 PM in the Medford Leas Holly Room with greetings and conversation. Don’t forget to BYOB! Dinner will be served at 6:45 PM with 3 choices on the menu this year. Please see the attached reservation form for details. Bring your form with payment to the November meeting or mail it to Gene, N2WFN, at the address on the form. The deadline is December 5th, and we’re sure you won’t want to miss this year’s gala affair!
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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