Volume 2015, Number 7
N2M IS ON THE AIR!
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, July 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
Following another successful FD Jim KD2ARU will give us a short summary of the highlights and preliminary results.
Day (FD) 2015 is but a memory now. I hope that all have the best of memories
as it was a very successful year. If
you have not been out to a FD, you have missed one of the biggest thrills in
amateur radio; right up there with a trip to W1AW, going to
The two most notable events were that we set a club record by a large margin, mostly due to the effort of Hank, KC2TA, and that is was the first year that Jim, KD2ARU, was the Chairman. Coincidence? I think not.
Bonnie, WB2ALQ, provided the planning and execution of the food with the help of Chris, Jack, WA2RHJ’s wife. They are the single most important ingredient in a successful FD.
I was at Robin’s retirement party for the afternoon and evening of Saturday so I was unavailable for FD activities but we made a good effort at making a satellite contact to get the 100 point bonus. If I had any experience making satellite contacts, we would have been successful.
Wait until next year. Make sure to save the date and we hope we will see you there.
July 11 - Carranza Memorial Special Event Station N2M
The Carranza operation is underway – started Monday and continues all week. Bands and modes of your choice. Use general frequencies to give every one a chance. If possible use N1MM logging program and select DXpedition mode.
Send me your contacts in ADIF format with a file name of N2M2014_your call_your zip code. Example: N2M2014_K2QPN_08016.
Make them contacts! Send your logs to K2QPN@comcast.net
Saturday July 11th is the memorial service. Setup at 1100 and service at 1300. Join us for the fun.
Directions can be found at http://www.k2td-bcrc.org/k2td_carranzalocation.pdf
Hope to see you there! Bob, K2QPN
Congratulations to Hugh, KC2OGR!
Hugh earned his BS degree in Computer Technology and Security, with Honors! Lots of hard work and sacrifices – well done, Hugh!
This year’s 3rd annual antenna party was once again an overwhelming success. Those who attended had an enjoyable day while testing several antennas. We built a 10 meter Moxon and an 80 meter OCF (off-center feedline) dipole.
Field Day 2015 Wow!
Antennas were all up before Saturday – good job by those who turned out, although it would’ve been a little easier if we had a bigger turnout Thursday and Friday. Two dipoles, three vertical Moxon’s, a vertical, 6 and 2 meter beams, and a couple 2 meter verticals all went up on time.
Operations began on time Saturday and continued until 2 PM Sunday. Once again we had 3 HF stations and a VHF station set up. Looks like we had over 30 members and guests attend – another good showing. And they enjoyed a very nice lunch and supper on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, and coffee and donuts Sunday morning. In addition to the BCRC provided lunch meats and cheeses, hot dogs and hamburgers, we also had some enjoyable donations from members. Potato salad, brownies, Jello fruit salad, baked beans, baked ziti, and apple cider donuts were eagerly consumed – thanks to all who donated!!
As usual, we all learned from the experience. And learning while you’re having fun is the best way. Thanks to all who stayed and helped with taking down everything Sunday afternoon. Even with gravity assisting it’s a tough job when everyone is tired. A job well done BCRC! Now, just wait ‘til next year!!!
Upcoming BCRC Events
This year’s Skeeter hunt will take place
on August 9th starting at noon.
What the heck is a Skeeter Hunt?
From W2LJ’s blog, “The objective is to get QRPers out of
their shacks for the day; and into the fresh air and sunshine, to spread
their wings and fill the airwaves with "Skeeters”. QRP means low power, typically 5 watts
or less. So starting at noon on Sunday
August 9th we have reserved a pavilion at
Summer Sizzler Brunch
The summer brunch set for July 18 at the Diamond Diner on Rt. 38 in Hainesport. This is a whole family affair that starts at 9:30AM and we expect will finish up around 11:00AM. This one’s on you, although Don AK2S says the club will pick up the tips. We had a good group in March, so bring the family out for some coffee, bacon and eggs, etc (the diner has a complete menu).
The club’s annual picnic is set for September 26th. Based on last year’s event this is one picnic you won’t want to miss. Get out your calendar now and pencil in the date. Details will be available shortly.
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.
BCRC Web Page
Visit our web page often! www.k2td-bcrc.org
Sign up for the BCRC Yahoo Group as a source of more info on BCRC! Contact K2QPN for help on how to join.