Burlington County Radio Club



JUNE, 2016

Volume 2016, Number 6





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting




President’s Corner


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



Field Day – June 25-26!

Antenna Day – June 11!

Carranza Special Event – July 9!


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


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

BCRC Meeting

Monday, June 13, 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


Field Day 

Don’t miss this month’s meeting - Jim KD2ARU and his FD committee have been working hard to plan FD!  Details will be reviewed, questions answered, and last minute preparations made.  Anyone need practice in making a FD type contact?  That will be available as well.    


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

President’s Corner

FD and Carranza 2016

Well, another year has gone by and our two biggest events of the year are upon us once again, namely FD and the Carranza Special Event celebration.  Both of these events will occur before the July meeting so we have to prepare for them now.  Plans are well underway which, along the NJQP, another of our big events; we need support from all members of the club to make it a success.


Ably guided by Jim, KD2ARU, with food by Bonnie, WB2ALQ this year’s event promises to be one of our best ever.  Even if you have never participated in FD before, there will be plenty of expertise for coaching and guidance. Just as for the last several years there will be the Get On The Air (GOTA) station for new and inactive operators which adds to our bonus points and is essentially a ”free” station.  We even get additional bonus points if there is a full time coach and for any operator who makes 20 contacts.  We also get bonus points for contacts made by operators under 18years old so if you know any youngster that is interested in radio, bring them along. Boy and Girl Scouts make ideal candidates.


Looking ahead to FD, which will be Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday the 26th, there is a need for people to raise antennas and make preparations for the actual event as well as tear down and operators.  This is a fun event for all, including family members who are not amateurs and if you know some inactive hams bring them along too. Operations will be from the Tabernacle EOC on New Road in beautiful downtown Tabernacle which features air conditioning and rest rooms.


The Carranza event is from July 4th to the 10th with operation form the event site on that Saturday and if you do not have an HF station I am sure some club members will be happy to let you operate from their shacks.


In any event, join us for food, fun and friendship for one or both of these events.


I hope to see you there.



Don, AK2S      

What’s Happening


Please remember in your thoughts and prayers Charlie N2CE and Maria N2CIS who are under the weather.  Please remember and send condolences to Jack and Kris Gordon WA2RHJ on the passing of one of Kris’s brothers.


Sunday Night Net 

Check-ins to our Sunday night net have been dwindling.  Jack N2VW has been doing a great job as net control, taking over from Matt W2MAT (SK).  Why not make a renewed effort to check in?  The net doesn’t take long (less than a half hour!) and usually fascinating topics are discussed.  See above for net details!  Join in and see what your fellow hams are up to.

Upcoming BCRC Events

Antenna Party

This annual event has proven quite educational and beneficial, so starting at 9:00AM on Saturday June 11th we’ll do it again on the field adjacent to the Tabernacle EOC. Stan NB2S is again chairing this year’s event so if you have any questions or suggestions Stan’s the man!  We’ll be checking out some Field Day antennas and hopefully building new ones.  Come on out and help us build, test and repair.  Pack a lunch, some water, and a chair – we’ll even have a station or 2 set up for some operating.


Field Day

FD is rapidly approaching.  Jim KD2ARU is this year’s chairman and reports that plans are well underway.  There will be a lot more detail coming up, but for now be sure June 25 and 26 are circled on your calendar.  And don’t forget June 23 and 24 for antenna raising – we need your help!  FD is THE premier operating event for BCRC again this year.  Besides setting up and operating, FD is a good time to visit with your club mates, enjoy some good food and maybe even learn something.  Let Bonnie know If you are planning to come to Field Day and would like to bring a dish to share ….all donations are greatly appreciated.


Carranza Memorial 

Each year since 1929 the Mt. Holly American Legion Post 11 has held a memorial service to honor Capt. Emilio Carranza, an aviation pioneer who died in a severe thunderstorm in the Jersey pines in 1928.  He was returning from a diplomatic mission to New York.  This year BCRC will again have a special event station to recognize the event.  N2M (New york 2 Mexico) will be operated by BCRC members from July 3 thru July 9 (the date of this year’s ceremony). 

Other News

From the ARRL:  (tnx Bruce WA3RHW)




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All back issues are now in the Files section of the BCRC Yahoo Group website.

From the Editors

Happy June everyone! June is usually a very busy month with school winding down, graduations, father’s day, weddings, etc.  Our eldest granddaughter, Bridget, graduated high school this past weekend. Her graduation was held in downtown DC, 2:30 on a Friday afternoon.  There was 500+ in her class. When graduation was finished, we got to walk to the parking garage (4 blocks away) in the POURING rain. And the best part was leaving DC in the POURING rain on Friday during rush hour. The next day was a celebration party at the local park. The week before that K2RVV, our eldest son had an emergency appendectomy.  I hope all the fathers out there have a wonderful father’s day! Don’t forget that Field Day is quickly approaching.  If you are planning to come to Field Day and would like to bring a dish to share please let me know….All donations are greatly appreciated.  Please remember all who are serving in the armed services and our first responders.  I hope to see you at the next meeting.

73, Bonnie wb2alq

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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 – AK2S  “The Ham Workshop”

           23        Brunch – Summer Sizzler

           26        Trustees


           8         Meeting – TBA

           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 - TBA

           13        Holiday Dinner

           27        Trustees