Burlington County Radio Club



May, 2017

Volume 2017, Number 5





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting




President’s Remarks






Upcoming Events


Other News


From the Editors


BCRC Web Page


2017 Event Calendar






BCRC Officers 2017

Pres – Frank K2SQS

VP – Stan NB2S


Sec – Bonnie WB2ALQ





Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS



            Mother’s Day May 14!


Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;


7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz

BCRC Meeting

Monday, May 8, 2017

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


“Canals” by Doug K2QWQ 

A combination of basic canal operations, history of canals in America, and in more detail about our New Jersey Delaware and Raritan and Morris Canals, and the Delaware Canal along the river in PA.


FD Gear Order 

At the April meeting we took orders for FD shirts, hats, pins and other stuff.  The club picked up the shipping and handling costs.  The order has been received – if you ordered items they can be picked up at the May meeting.


Happy Birthday Greetings go out to Ken Hoffer WB2UMQ, John Hoover K2XU, Maria Imhof N2CIS, Jack Imhof N2VW (just kidding!), and Bob Paglee KB2ITO. Keep in your prayers and thoughts Hugh Poling KC2OGR on the passing of his mother; Frank K2RVV and Monica on the passing of Monica’s mother; Marie, Bob Nelson K2QPN’s xyl, continued healing, and Bob Paglee KB2ITO continued treatments.  Happy Anniversary to Bob K2QPN and Marie. Jack N2VW’s daughter is in ICU following cancer surgery, please keep her in your prayers.



The only operating event scheduled in April, and due to a series of unforeseen events BCRC participation was called off.  Oh well, maybe next year.  Propagation was terrible and the weather not so nice so it’s probably just as well.

Upcoming BCRC Events


Yes, there will be donuts from Murphy’s Market and Russo's; coffee extra decaf ordinare and caffeinated coffee too; soda; and for the pure of heart, water. And, of course, Nixon’s next door for the best sandwiches around these parts!


Bring your pink flamingo and parrrrty with the best! It’s BCRC Antenna Party Tyme. Each June before Field Day we get together to fiddle with the antennas we are using at FD, test some cable, try out some radios, talk to the Museum Ships around the country on HF and solder this or that! Come on out to the Tabernacle Emergency Services Building at 9:30 am. We will be meeting in the grass area to the right of the building. (Thank you Corky Lowe, the EMC for Tabernacle, for letting BCRC use the facility.) If you want to come at 9:00 AM and setup and get first dibs on the donuts, you certainly would be welcome! And, I could use some help with the shelter.


What to bring? You, is most important! And, bring a chair to sit on. Bring a radio if you want to test it (mic, ps, power cable, manual). Bring your HT, too. Great opportunity to chat a bit; ask questions and have some fun! Good time to wear a crazy Aloha shirt if you have one! We party from 9:30 am to about 2 pm, or so.


See you at the Tabernacle ESB, 9:30 am, June 3. The Tabernacle ESB is on New Road, right next to Nixon’s and a stone’s throw from Russo’s Farm Market. (If you decide at the last minute to attend....just come on down!)

Lance Weight, KC2MTO


Field Day is rapidly approaching. 

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 24 and 25 are circled on your calendar.  And don’t forget June 22 and 23 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.


Carranza Memorial 

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 in the Jersey pines in 1928.  He was returning from a diplomatic mission to New York.  This year BCRC will again have a special event station to recognize the event.  N2M (New York 2 Mexico) will be operated by BCRC members from July 3 thru July 8 (the date of this year’s ceremony).



Other News

Outgoing QSL Club Benefit

Bob K2QPN will be collecting BCRC members cards for a pooled package.



I have several different lengths of RG6 coaxial cable terminated in F connectors available. These are jumpers, from less than 1 foot to 2, 3, or 4 feet. I’d like to make them available to anybody in the club who could use them, for free. Oh, and on that RG6 thing I mentioned above, I have some HDMI cables as well.  Email me and I can bring them to the next meeting I attend.    

73, Bruce WA3RHW



Interesting Article 

Jack N2VW sends along the following article about recent new hams – quite interesting. Tnx Jack! 


From the Editor

WOW! May 1st already! This year is flying by! Soon it will be Field Day!  Don’t forget Mother’s Day! This month we will be going to a lot of soft ball games and T-ball games. Both granddaughters are playing this year. I am getting excited; starting to pack. Cheryl WA2WMK and I leave for England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland on June 1st. I have the bird books already to pack. Please remember our servicewomen and men, and our first responders.  

73, Bonnie WB2ALQ

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.


Check us out on Facebook  Burlington County Radio Club K2TD

BCRC Calendar 2017


            9 Meeting – “K2SQS, KD2ARU – BCRC By-Laws Update”

            28 - 29 Winter FD

            24 Trustees


            13 Meeting – “Skywarn” by Dennis Dura K2DCD

            18-19  ARRL DX CW

            28 Trustees


            4-5  ARRL DX SSB

            13 Meeting – tbd

            18 Brunch – Spring Fling

            28 Trustees


            1-2 Tech Class; VE Session 2nd

            10 Meeting (& Order FD Gear)  -  “WX” by Don AK2S

            22 QRPTTF

             25 Trustees


             8 Meeting – “Canals” by Doug K2QWQ

            24 Trustees


             3  Antenna Party 9:30AM Tabernacle EOC Field

            12 Meeting – KD2ARU  “FD Planning”

            22 - 25 FD

            27 Trustees


            3-9 Carranza Special Event N2M

            10 Meeting –    KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza review

            15 Brunch – Summer Sizzler

            25 Trustees


            14 Meeting – tbd

            20 Skeeter Hunt

            29 Trustees


            10 GCARC Hamfest

            11 Meeting – tbd

            16 - 17 NJQP

            23 Picnic

            26 Trustees


             9 Meeting – K2QPN  “White Elephant Sale”

            14 - 15 JOTA

            24 Trustees

            28-29 CQWWDX SSB


            4-5  ARRL SS CW         

            11 Pizza Party – Fall Festival

            13 Meeting – tbd

            18-19 ARRL SS SSB     

            25-26  CQWWDX CW

            28 Trustees


            11 Meeting - tbd

            12  Holiday Dinner

            26 Trustees