Volume 2014, Number 3
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Sunday Night Net 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex.
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
All are invited!
Monday, March 10, 2014
New Hams discussion session – 7:00 PM
Social hour at 7:30 PM, Meeting at 8:00 PM
Medford Leas Linden Room, Rt. 70,
Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO
ARRL at 100: A Century of Ham Radio. A video history of the ARRL.
Mar 2,9,16,23..... BCRC Sunday Evening Net – 7:00PM
Mar 10............... Regular monthly meeting
Mar 17............... St Patty’s Day
Mar 25............... Trustees meeting
Mar 29............... BCRC Family Brunch
Apr 5, 6............. Technician class and VE session
Spring is upon us as of March 20th, less than three weeks from now. As I write this, the storm of the season is in progress and we expect up to a foot of snow.
Join your fellow club members at a new event on our calendar, the Spring Fling, which will be held on March 29th at the Diamond Diner in Hainesport. We will celebrate the arrival of spring (hopefully!!) with a brunch from 9 to noon. Ordering will be off the menu with each person responsible for their own meal and the club will pick up the gratuity. Reservations are required so see any officer or trustee to put in your name. From Mount Holly head West on 38 and the diner is at a light and jug handle on the left. As you head East on 38 from Mount Laurel, the diner is on the right.
On April 5th and 6th, we will be holding a Technician class for anyone wishing to become a ham. Tell your friends about our wonderful hobby and encourage them to join us. A testing session will follow. It will be held at the Tabernacle EOC in (where else) Tabernacle. The EOC is behind Nixon’s General Store.
See you at the meeting on March 10th.
73, Don AK2S
Dues are due!! Last chance! 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.
Upcoming BCRC Events
BCRC Brunch will be held
Saturday March 29, 2014 around 9 AM at the Diamond Diner on Route 38 in Hainesport. This is a family event, so bring your
significant other(s) and enjoy a leisurely brunch at a nice
Technician Class! April 5th and 6th are the dates for our next entry level class. Generally it consists of an all day session Saturday, followed by a morning session Sunday to catch anything missed, to answer questions, and to review. After lunch there will be a VE session (administering the Tech test). Contact Jack WA2RHJ or Don AK2S.
General Class: Interested in upgrading to a General Class ticket? We are planning to run a series of classes this fall which hopefully will result in more General class hams. If you’re interested, PLEASE contact Lance KC2MTO or Don AK2S ASAP so we can work out details! Thanks!
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From the Editors
Just finished shoveling
the snow this morning. We got back
from a nice visit with WA2WMK and her OM Bill down in sunny
Unfortunately, Bonnie isn’t feeling well today (cold), probably from our cold weather here. She will be telling you about the wildlife in FL next month. We got there just a day too late to visit the Orlando Hamcation – that would have been nice.
Just before we left for FL we took a walk at Pennington park in Delran. Talked to a couple rangers there and they said it would be OK to use the park for ham radio activity, as long as we didn’t put any nails in trees to hold up antennas. So if you want to try a little park-pedition there’s one place to try.
My tribander needs some attention – the director element is skewed and the rotator is stuck so it won’t turn. But we need better weather for antenna work. Back in the day when I was young and foolish, I remember working on antennas after a snow and ice storm. With old age sometimes comes wisdom.
Prez Don AK2S is trying something new for BCRC – a Saturday AM brunch for BCRC members and their families. That sounds like a good idea to me (and Bonnie). No business, just getting together for some good conversation over some hot coffee or tea, and a little bite to eat. Hope to see you there! 73, Frank K2SQS
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