Volume 2016, Number 4
Field Day Order – 4/11 Meeting
Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
Monday, April 11, 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,
Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO
ARES in SNJ
W2WCC, our SNJ SEC, will bring us all up to date regarding ARES in SNJ and
more locally in
This feature has been expanded and can now be found on page 4 of this Newsletter. Look at it – there have been updates!
Mindset covers the human psyche in respect to self confidence and a “Can Do” attitude. It also feeds self-esteem and a completely positive attitude for life. Your mindset affects your everyday outlook on life and the way you approach the day. The day will be successful and problems solved with a positive mindset or just another day if you have a negative mindset.
People with a positive mindset can accomplish their daily tasks and tackle, successfully, large tasks that others can not. How many people do you know that are like this and do you want to join them? If you have a negative mindset, your day can just be a daily grind. Are you positive or negative?
Remember: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”--Henry Ford
73, Don, AK2S
Dues are due!!
Still a bargain at $20 for the entire year! Bring your dues to the next meeting or if you prefer send your check (made out to Burlington County Radio Club) to our treasurer, Hugh Poling KC2OGR, at P.O. Box 307, Moorestown, NJ 08057.
N2VW Makes DXCC CW Honor Roll!
Congratulations go out to Jack N2VW. It only took 40+ years and relearning CW to make it. Jack is now officially on the DXCC CW Honor Roll as of 31 March 2016, and is already on the DXCC honor roll for Phone and Mixed. Making honor roll once is a great accomplishment – making it 3 times – priceless!
Happy Birthday to Jack WA2RHJ.
Congratulations to Bryan Eveland for receiving his KM4SJS ticket.
Please remember in your thoughts and prayers: Matt, W2MAT and Charlie, N2CE who are under the weather.
Spring Fling Brunch
The Spring brunch was held Saturday, March 19 at the Diamond Diner on Rte 38 in Hainesport. Once again this proved to be a popular family event. Those who attended enjoyed hot coffee, bacon and eggs and all the other menu offerings. More importantly, we had a great visit with fellow BCRCers and their families.
Upcoming BCRC Events
Field Day Supplies
At the April meeting we will be taking orders for FD shirts, hats, pins and other stuff. The club will pick up the shipping and handling costs so you only need to pay for what you order. Be sure to bring cash or check – we don’t take plastic, and we’ll only order what is paid for at the meeting. To see this years designs and prices go to http://www.arrl.org/shop/Field-Day-Supplies/
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
I hope everyone had a blessed Easter. We had help decorating cup cakes and dying eggs. And we had an Easter egg hunt. The little ones certainly make the holidays fun! We had a great time at the Spring Fling Brunch! The Diamond Diner does a great job. The next meeting will be on April 11th. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m ready for spring. We hope to see you at the next meeting. Please remember our servicewomen and men, and our first responders.
73, Bonnie WB2ALQ
If you look at one of the first pages in the ARRL Radio Amateur Handbook, you will find the Amateur’s Code. It says:
The Radio Amateur is:
Considerate…never operates knowingly in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others
Loyal…encourages and supports other amateurs, local clubs, the ARRL
Progressive…knowledge abreast of science, a well built station, and operation above reproach
Friendly…slow and patient operating, friendly advice to the beginner, consideration for the interests of others
Balanced…radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community
Patriotic…station and skill always ready for service to country and community
Consider the last point. This month Tony W2WCC will make a presentation to us about Amateur Radio Emergency Service, a valuable resource to the community. Are you an ARES member? Why not consider signing up and provide your valuable expertise. Remember, when all else fails, Amateur Radio gets through.
73, Frank K2SQS
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BCRC Calendar 2016
11 Meeting – KC2OGR “Repeater Operation”
30, 31 Winter FD; January VHF Contest
8 Meeting – KC2MTO “ Boy Scout Merit Badge”
20-21 ARRL DX CW
5-6 ARRL DX SSB
14 Meeting – K2SQS “NPOTA”
19 Brunch – Spring Fling
5 FD Meeting 7:30PM at KD2ARU QTH
11 Meeting & Order FD Gear – W2WCC “ARES in Burlco”
9 Meeting – K2QPN “Windows 10”
11 Antenna Party 9:30AM Tabernacle EOC Field
11-12 June VHF
13 Meeting – KD2ARU “FD Planning”
23- 26 FD
11 Meeting – AK2S “The Ham Workshop”
23 Brunch – Summer Sizzler
8 Meeting – TBA
21 Skeeter Hunt
11 GCARC Hamfest
12 Meeting – N2VW “Contesting 101”
10 Meeting – K2QPN “White Elephant
15-16 JOTA & Radio Merit Badge
29-30 CQWWDX SSB
5-7 ARRL SS CW
12 Pizza Party – Fall Festival
14 Meeting – Doug K2QWQ “Early Marine radio, Morse, & Equipment”
19-21 ARRL SS SSB
26-27 CQWWDX SSB
12 Meeting - TBA