Burlington County Radio Club



OctoBER, 2016

Volume 2016, Number 10





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting






What’s Happening


Upcoming Events


Other News


From the Editors


BCRC Web Page


BCRC 2016 Calendar




BCRC Officers 2016

Pres – Don, AK2S

VP – Stan, NB2S


Sec – Lance, KC2MTO





Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS




White Elephant Sale 10/10

and  JOTA 10/15


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 10, 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, Medford, NJ

Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO


White Elephant Sale!

It’s that time of the year again!  Bob K2QPN will be this year’s auctioneer extraordinaire.  Bring your donations – remember your unwanted item is someone else’s treasure - and your cash – we don’t accept plastic.  This year promises to be a banner year.  Pres. Don AK2S promises a short business meeting so we can maximize auction time.  Come early to check out the items to be auctioned off. 


This feature has been expanded and can now be found on page 4 of this Newsletter.  Look at it – there have been updates!  

What’s Happening


Happy Birthday to me, WB2ALQ!  The club members are in great health!  If you know of someone who needs our good thoughts and prayers, please let us know.  We don’t want to overlook anyone!



The Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club held their annual Hamfest in Mullica Hill, NJ on September 11.  BCRC had a table which several members made use of to sell their surplus stuff.  Almost a dozen BCRC members showed up and enjoyed the company and flea market.  We sold some BCRC stuff.  SNJ SM Skip N2EI was there as well.  All in all a fun and successful day!



The New Jersey QSO Party was September 19 - 20.  Once again the number of logs increased.  The NJQP continues growing!  When the results are finalized they can be found at www.k2td-bcrc.org/njqp    More next month!

Upcoming BCRC Events                               

BCRC Officer Nominations

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.


Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) 

Jamboree on the Air is the third week in October, this year being October 15th and 16th.  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. 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. How can you help?  Join us at the EOC.  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.



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

(Corner of Larchmont Blvd. & Hainesport-Mt. Laurel Rd., adjoining Wawa.)        



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


Holiday Dinner

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.

Other News

ARRL announces plans to significantly increase fees for outgoing QSL bureau!  For details see http://www.arrl.org/outgoing-qsl-service   



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 to everyone!  Are we ready for a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN?? We love the fall with cooler temperatures and surf fishing.  I had a wonderful birthday party at the club picnic!  A big thank you to Don AK2S and Robin for hosting it this year.  We feasted on Robin’s award winning potato salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, deviled eggs, franks & beans, and all the other sides and desserts. It was great to see every one there. Especially Mabel, wife of SK Charlie N2CE and son Chuck. Thanks for making my birthday party- I mean the picnic- a success. 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

BCRC Web Page

Visit our web page often!  www.k2td-bcrc.org


Check us out on Facebook  Burlington County Radio club K2TD  (tnx Erin AC2JL for setting this up!)


Sign up for the BCRC Yahoo Group as a source of more info on BCRC!  Contact K2QPN for help on how to join.

BCRC Calendar 2016


           11        Meeting – KC2OGR “Repeater Operation”

           30, 31  Winter FD; January VHF Contest

           26        Trustees


           8         Meeting – KC2MTO “ Boy Scout Merit Badge”

           20-21   ARRL DX CW

           23        Trustees


           5-6      ARRL DX SSB

           14        Meeting – K2SQS  “NPOTA”

           19        Brunch – Spring Fling

           29        Trustees


           5         FD Meeting 7:30PM at KD2ARU QTH

           11        Meeting & Order FD Gear – W2WCC “ARES in Burlco

           26        Trustees


           9         Meeting – K2QPN  “Windows 10”

           24        Trustees


           11        Antenna Party 9:30AM Tabernacle EOC Field

           11-12   June VHF

           13        Meeting – KD2ARU  “FD Planning”

           23-26   FD

           28        Trustees


           3-10     Carranza

           11        Meeting – KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza Review

           23        Brunch – Summer Sizzler

           26        Trustees


           8         Meeting – AK2S  “The Ham Workshop”

           21        Skeeter Hunt

           23        Trustees


           11        GCARC Hamfest

           12        Meeting – N2VW  “Contesting 101”

           17-18   NJQP

           27        Trustees


           1         Picnic

           10        Meeting – K2QPN  “White Elephant Sale”

           15-16   JOTA & Radio Merit Badge

           25        Trustees

           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

           29        Trustees


           12        Meeting – Party time!

           13        Holiday Dinner

           27        Trustees