Volume 2015, Number 5
Mother’s Day – May 10!
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, May 11, 2015
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
For the May BCRC general meeting we will have a special program presented by Ms. Jane Weston entitled “Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas”. BCRC has donated for several years to this program and it should prove to be of interest not only to the BCRC membership, but also may be of interest to your spouse. Please invite them to hear this presentation.
May 15 – 17, 2015
At least once in a lifetime all hams should experience Dayton. It is akin to visiting Mecca and is the single largest gathering of hams in the world. Why Dayton? It is within a 12 hour drive of most of the hams in the country. The brainchild of John Willig, W8ACE in 1950 he was turned down until he met Frank Schwab, W8YCE, newly elected president of the club. Started in 1952 by DARA on a $100 budget, it was hoped to attract 300 hams. In actuality 600 hams from Ohio attended. With FCC sponsorship of license exams, seven exhibitors and six forums, it became the Dayton Hamvention (registered trademark) in 1953. The grand prize was a Collins 75A2. In 1955, Awards program started with “Amateur of the Year” awarded. The flea market has grown from less that 200 to over 200 spaces. Anything and Everything can be found there. In 1973, it became a two-day event. It is not too late to make the trek.
73, Don, AK2S
May 11 ------ Regular monthly meeting
June 06 ----- Antenna Party (Tabernacle EOC)
June 25-26 -- Field Day Antenna Raising
June 27-28 -- FIELD DAY!
July 6-11 ---- Carranza Memorial Special Event Station N2M
July 18 ------ Summer Sizzler BCRC Brunch Diamond Diner
August 9 ---- Skeeter Hunt (Pennington Park, Delran)
Sept 13 ------ GCARC Hamfest
Sept 19-20 -- NJ QSO Party
Sept 26 ------ BCRC Picnic
Oct 17 ------- JOTA
Nov 14 ------ Fall Out BCRC Brunch Diamond Diner
Dec 15 --------- Holiday Dinner
Field Day Supplies Are In!
At the April meeting we took orders for FD shirts, hats, pins and other stuff. The shipment has arrived and will be available at the May meeting for pickup by those who ordered!
Field Day Meeting
The first Field Day planning meeting was held April 27th at FD Chairman Jim KD2ARU’s QTH in Tabernacle at 7:00PM. Eight BCRC members attended – KD2ARU (of course), AK2S, NB2S, WA2RHJ, WB2YZS, K2QPN, KC2TA and K2SQS. Thanks to Jim for his hospitality and all the refreshments which kept us going into the wee hours of the evening. Plans now are to have 3 stations on HF, plus a VHF station and a GOTA station again at the Tabernacle EOC, where we will be operating in class 3F. Jim will review the results at the May meeting with full details at the June meeting.
Cub Scout Cub-o-Ree
Surprise!! Although a pleasant one. At the proverbial last minute, BCRC was requested to provide a ham radio demonstration for about 280 cub scouts and their parents at the Pine Tree Educational Center in Tabernacle. We are pleased to report BCRC was able to provide an HF station, a 2 meter VHF station, and a morse code demonstration. Thanks to AK2S, WA2RHJ, K2QPN and K2SQS for being able to respond, and enjoy a pleasant day with the scouts! The VHF station was in constant contact with a simultaneous Boy/Explorer Scout event in Rancocas (manned by SJRA) so there could be Scout-to-Scout communications. And hundreds of scouts were able to send their first names in morse code. Might we have kindled a flame? Check back with us in 10 years or so!
KC2FIO (SK) Estate
On Thursday April 23 AK2S, KC2TA, WA3RHW, N2VW and K2SQS met to assist Roy’s XYL Kitty in removing several antennas, a mobile rig, and other miscellaneous items. Attached to this newsletter is a list of items that are offered for purchase first to BCRC members.
This just in – Stan NB2S has worked DXCC Phone! Congratulations!
Upcoming BCRC Events
Upcoming Meeting Programs
The June and July meetings programs will be all about Field Day plans and results, and the Carranza Memorial Special Event station.
Last year’s event was quite educational so on June 6th 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!
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 27 and 28 are circled on your calendar. And don’t forget June 25 and 26 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.
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
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From the Editors
I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day. Happy Birthday to Marie (Bob K2QPN’s xyl) and Happy Anniversary to Bob K2QPN and Marie. I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy the nice weather. We’ve enjoyed watching our granddaughter play softball. Congratulations to Stan NB2S for DXCC phone. Please remember our servicewomen and men, and our first responders.
73, Bonnie WB2ALQ
Burnout. As you can see by looking at this year’s BCRC calendar there’s a lot of club activities planned. Under Don AK2S presidency (this is Don’s third year as chief honcho) he has managed to significantly add many enjoyable events. Has he done it alone – no, there have been others who helped. But it is under his leadership. Just compare the 2015 calendar to that of 2011. But (there’s always a but) while it’s a lot of fun we as a club must be careful not to do too much. Let’s not let ourselves get burned out! So a hearty “Thank You” to Don for his exceptional vision. Now, let’s all get out and support him by participating!
73, Frank K2SQS
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