Volume 2014, Number 10
JOTA – Oct. 18 - 19
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, October 13, 2014
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
Don AK2S has found some interesting videos on-line pertaining to ham radio. Don will be hosting a premiere showing at BCRC. No red carpet, but maybe popcorn??
Oct 13----------- BCRC Reg Meeting
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28- General Class and CW continue
Oct 18-19-------- JOTA
December 16---- Annual Holiday Dinner
Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
Jamboree on the Air is the third week in October, this year being October 18th and 19th. 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.
There are many ways you can become involved. Join us at the Tabernacle EOC, Pine Hill Scout Reservation or by having local scouts visit you at your home station.
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. The FM station will be used to contact Scouts at the Pine Hill Reservation as we will also have a contingent there.
How can you help? Join us at the EOC or Pine Hill. 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 or on the Pine Hill repeater.
So how about GOTA for JOTA! Get on the Air for Jamboree on the Air!
73 and see you then, Don, AK2S
Held this year at the QTH of Lance and Linda, the 2014 BCRC was an outstanding affair. About half the members attended a great turnout on a spectacular early autumn day. Unlimited burgers and hot dogs accompanied by a large assortment of member provided side dishes. The beach ball was a hit with the younger set – yes it was indeed a family affair with wives and children and grandchildren. If you missed it this year, plan early for next year’s picnic – it promises to be F-U-N!
General Class and CW
The classes continue all month in
October, every Tuesday evening at 7 PM for CW class, and 7:30 PM for the
general class. Missed sessions so
far? Not too late to join. Location is the Tabernacle EOC on
New Jersey QSO Party was October 4 and 5
It’s too early for results yet, but there was a good amount of activity. Maybe we’ll have more info at the meeting, but logs are not due until Oct 25, so look for a summary at the Nov. regular meeting.
Upcoming BCRC Events
Don AK2S wrote a very nice summary in the President’s Corner above. Be sure to read it and plan to help out however you can. Working with the youngsters is fun and rewarding.
Next year’s officer nominations will be opened at the November meeting, voting in December at the December 8th meeting, and installation of the 2015 BCRC officers at the Holiday Dinner December 16th.
Think about serving as an officer – new ideas are always welcome.
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From the Editors
Happy October everyone! The weather has been really nice. We went to the 32nd Annual Decoy Show. They had beautiful carvings. Their bird of the year is the Wood Duck. The wood duck is a beautiful waterfowl. It is my favorite duck. Old Barney Radio Club were serving some wonderful food and lots of rag chewing. We brought duck calls for the younger grandchildren. They thought the calls were great…the parents not so much. We are going to a seminar of surf casting this weekend. The LBI Fish tournament has started. The fall migration should start soon. The Cape May Hawk Watch has started. At the Lighthouse you can see many raptors and waterfowl. Please remember our servicemen and women, keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Anyone needing a BCRC name tag should see Jack N2VW. Hope to see you at the next meeting.
73, Bonnie WB2ALQ
In October we celebrate
Bonnie WB2ALQ’s birthday – Happy Birthday Bon! This year we spent the week in
73, Frank K2SQS
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