Burlington County Radio Club



April 2019

Volume 2019, Number 4





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting




President’s Remarks






Upcoming Events


Other News


From the Editors


BCRC Web Page


Event Calendar






BCRC Officers 2019

Pres – Lance KC2MTO

VP – Stan NB2S

Trea–Hugh KC2OGR

Sec – Bonnie WB2ALQ





Lance KC2MTO

Don AK2S



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, April 8, 2019

7:00 PM - New ham questions answered

7:30 PM - Social hour

8:00 PM - Business Meeting

Program follows Business Meeting

Refreshments: Coffee & donuts

Place:  Medford Leas Linden Room, Rt. 70, Medford, NJ

(When you enter Medford Leas from Rt 70 keep right, all the way to the right, keep going through the parking lots, all the way to the right, to the right in the back.)


Don, AK2S, will present a program entitled “Oscillators don’t, Amplifiers don’t”.  See the results of his latest boondoggle.

President’s Remarks

Looking forward to Field Day! I always have a good time setting up and taking down. And sometimes, depending when my daughter schedules my granddaughter's birthday celebration, even attending on Saturday. The detailed planning will be starting in May. Antenna Day will be the first weekend in June, which is always a good opportunity to test antennas, radios (yours, mine, the club's). Hope to see you there!


Hugh, KC2OGR has recovered from a cold. Lance’s knee is responding to Physical Therapy but he has trouble getting down to the radio room.


Our best wishes for a happy birthday go out to Gene, N2WFM, and Jack, WA2RHJ.



The latest NJQP rules will be discussed at the club meeting on April 8th to get membership input.


Technician Class and Test Session

Mark April 6th and April 7th on your calendar as that will be the dates for the BCRC sponsored Technician test and VE testing session. 


The class will be held on Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM with a break for lunch (Nixon’s General Store is right there and makes fabulous sandwiches). Sunday morning is for review and the testing session will start at 2 PM.  The cost is $27.00 for the Technician book and the testing is free.


Help grow the ranks of the ham fraternity by telling friends about the class and that they can get their tickets in one weekend.


Class and Testing will be located at the Tabernacle ESB, 135 New Road, Tabernacle, NJ.


Contact Jack, WA2RHJ, for details.

Upcoming BCRC Events

At the regular meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019, we will be ordering FD gear. Come prepared with cash or check as we cannot accept credit cards. Peruse the choices on the ARRL website and pick your favorite shirt, pin, hat or your other favorite item.  As usual the club will pay for the shipping and handling along with the tax.


On Sunday May 5th the Warminster Amateur Radio Club (WARC) will have its ham-fest and EPA Section meeting.  The festivities are located at the Bucks County Community College – Lower Buck Campus.  The address is 1304 Veteran’s Highway (Route 413), Bristol, PA 19007 (entrance is on Rockview Drive).  For you early birds the hamfest starts at 7:00 AM


As indicated in the calendar, a FD planning meeting will be held at the QTH of Lance, KC2MTO on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM.  Dinner will be served by the coffee guy.  The meeting will start at 6:30. All are invited but only 15 seats available.  Please RVSP to Lance, KC2MTO.

Other News

From Bruce, WA3RHW/4 comes the following news:

The Florida State Parks On The Air (FSOPTA) event will be held April 6 and 7, from 1400Z to 2200Z each day. The goal is to activate as many Florida state parks as possible. For this event, I will be activating Savannahs Preserve State Park, (SAV and KFF-3654). If I am the only operator there, I will be using WA3RHW/4. If other members of the local club will be joining me, we will probably be using K4PSL, the club callsign. We may or may not be on the air on Sunday.  For more information on the event, check out https://flspota.org.


The results from the Spring Fling are In!  On Saturday March 23 thirteen of our club members enjoyed the camaraderie of friends and fellow club members at a brunch at the Diamond Diner in Hainesport.  Present were President Lance with Linda and their granddaughter Sedona.  In addition, the following members were present, Ray, KC2IYC, Don, AK2S and Robin, Del, KD2PPC, Skip, N2EI, Frank, K2SQS and Bonnie, WB2ALQ, Stan, NB2S and Stella and Bob, K2QPN.  A great time was had by all!


For Sale

Icom IC 2300H 2M FM XCVR 65 watts $90 (for BCRC members).
Yaesu FT 257 - 70cm (430-450MHz) 5 watts HT $40 (for BCRC members). 
Contact Frank, K2SQS.


2019 Licensing Classes & Test Sessions at Tabernacle ESB


April 6

8:00 am

Tech License Class

April 7

2:00 pm

Testing only

May 11

9:00 am

Testing only

June 8

9:00 am

Testing only

July 13

9:00 am

Testing only

August 10

9:00 am

Testing only

September 14

9:00 am

Testing only

October 12

9:00 am

Testing only

November 9

9:00 am

Testing only

December 14

9:00 am

Testing only

From the Editors

Busted Q’s: My apologies to Sheldon, KD2GEU. Not only was it his birthday last month, he upgraded to General.  Way to go, Sheldon!  Next step to Extra!


Members, this is your newsletter. Send us your antenna news, your shack updates, and equipment you have for sale. Your personally written ham radio/STEM oriented or EM/Races related articles would be welcomed for inclusion as well.

BCRC Web Page

Visit our web page often!  http://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


          8        Special Trustee’s Meeting

          14      Meeting    

          22      Trustee’s Meeting


          11      Meeting 

          26      Trustee’s Meeting


          11      Meeting

          23      Spring Fling Diamond Diner at 9:30 am

          26      Trustee’s Meeting


          8        Meeting (order FD Gear)

             27        QRP to the Field (QRPTT)

          30      Trustee’s Meeting


             5          Warminster Hamfest 

          7        Field Day Planning Meeting: Lance’s QTH 6:30 PM

          13      Meeting

          28      Trustee’s Meeting


          1        Antenna Party:  Tabernacle ESB

          10      Meeting - Program: “FD Planning”

      20, 21      Field Day antenna setup: Tabernacle ESB

      22, 23      Field Day: Tabernacle ESB

          25      Trustee’s Meeting


          8        Meeting - FD Review & Carranza

          13      Summer Sizzler Diamond Diner

      7 - 13      Carranza Special Event N2M

          23      Trustee’s Meeting


          12      Meeting

          18      Skeeter Hunt

          27      Trustee’s Meeting


          9        Meeting

      21,22       NJQSO PARTY

          24      Trustee’s Meeting

          TBD    Picnic


          14      Meeting – “White Elephant Sale”

          20      JOTA

          22      Trustee’s Meeting


          TBD    Fall Festival

          11      Meeting

          26      Trustee’s Meeting


          19      Meeting

          17      Holiday Dinner

          TBD    Trustee’s Meeting