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Burlington County Radio Club

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K2TD

JULY, 2015

Volume 2015, Number 7

 

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In this issue:

 

BCRC Meeting

 

Program

 

Calendar

 

President’s Corner

 

What’s Happening

 

Upcoming Events

 

BCRC Web Page

 

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BCRC Officers 2015

Pres – Don, AK2S

VP – Frank, K2SQS

Trea–Hugh,KC2OGR

Sec – Lance, KC2MTO

 

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Editors

Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS

 

 

 

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!

BCRC Meeting

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, Medford, NJ

Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO

Program

FIELD DAY   

Following another successful FD Jim KD2ARU will give us a short summary of the highlights and preliminary results.

Calendar

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

President’s Corner   

FD 2015

Field 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 Dayton or the ARRL convention and even making your first contact.

 

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.

 

73,

Don, AK2S

What’s Happening

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!

 

Antenna Party 

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

Skeeter Hunt 

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 Pennington Park on Creek Road in Delran.  The purpose is twofold – a family picnic (bring your own food and drink), and to participate in the QRP Skeeter Hunt.  We will have 2 QRP stations operating from 1 to 5 PM, one on fone, the other on CW.  Plenty of parking close by, a covered pavilion, a nearby child’s playground, and some hamming.  So come on out – enjoy the company and the great outdoors while we hunt dem skeeters!!

 

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). 

 

BCRC Picnic

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.

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