Volume 2017, Number 6
Field Day – June 24-25!
Carranza Special Event – July 8!
Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
Monday, June 12, 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,
Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO
Don’t miss this month’s meeting - Jim KD2ARU and his FD committee have been working hard to plan FD! Details will be reviewed, questions answered, and last minute preparations made. Anyone need practice in making a FD type contact? That will be available as well.
Happy Birthday greetings go out to Harold Marlin N3UMS. Keep in your prayers and thoughts Ron Adams WB2YZS and his family on the passing of his mother; Bob K2QPN’s xyl Marie, continued healing, and Bob Paglee KB2ITO continued treatments. Please remember in your prayers and thoughts an old name from the past, George Ford K2QIJ.
No Activity was planned for May. Some preliminary work planning for antenna day and field day – eg, Jim KD2ARU working on building a cobweb antenna. Unfortunately rain caused us to cancel this year’s antenna party. The calm before the storm so to speak. A few members did journey to Xenia, OH to attend the Dayton Hamvention at their new facility.
Upcoming BCRC Events
Field Day 2017
Check your calendars – You should have already marked in the weekend of June 24 – 25 for the BCRC operating event of the year, Field Day!! We’ll be operating once again from the Emergency Services Building in Tabernacle. No tents, no ticks, no spiders, no mosquitos, just an air conditioned building. Scouts and CERT team members are also invited.
Activities will commence Thursday June 22 at 9:00 AM when we will begin to set up antennas for our expected 3F + GOTA + VHF operation. Friday June 23 at 9:00 AM will be more antenna work and possibly setting up some stations. Saturday starting at 9:00AM we’ll complete set-up and at 2:00 PM Field Day operations on-the-air will begin! We will operate for 24 hours continuously until 2 PM Sunday, then the final task of tearing everything down – and hearing the war stories – starts. Saturday lunch will be provided as will dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday. There’s something for everybody, so come out and enjoy. Bring the family. We need your help putting up antennas, operating, eyeball QSOing, and dismantling. And there’s always Nixon’s great food, and Russo’s farm market literally around the corner! Hope to see ALL of you there!
Carranza Memorial Special Event Station N2M
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
Outgoing QSL Club Benefit
Bob K2QPN will be collecting BCRC members cards for a pooled package.
From the Editor
WOW! Only hours now before we leave. I am getting excited; have been packed for weeks. Cheryl WA2WMK and I leave for England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland on June 1st. I have the bird books all ready to pack. But don’t worry there will be brownies at Field Day. Please remember our servicewomen and men, and our first responders.
73, Bonnie WB2ALQ
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BCRC Calendar 2017
9 Meeting – “K2SQS, KD2ARU – BCRC By-Laws Update”
28 - 29 Winter FD
13 Meeting – “Skywarn” by Dennis Dura K2DCD
18-19 ARRL DX CW
4-5 ARRL DX SSB
13 Meeting – tbd
18 Brunch – Spring Fling
1-2 Tech Class; VE Session 2nd
10 Meeting (& Order FD Gear) - “WX” by Don AK2S
8 Meeting – “Canals” by Doug K2QWQ
3 Antenna Party 9:30AM Tabernacle EOC Field (cancelled – rain)
12 Meeting – KD2ARU “FD Planning”
22 - 25 FD
3-9 Carranza Special Event N2M
10 Meeting – KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza review
15 Brunch – Summer Sizzler
14 Meeting – tbd
20 Skeeter Hunt
10 GCARC Hamfest
11 Meeting – tbd
16 - 17 NJQP
9 Meeting – K2QPN “White Elephant Sale”
14 - 15 JOTA
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
11 Meeting - tbd
12 Holiday Dinner