Burlington County Radio Club
March 5, 2018
Volume 2018, Number 3
Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
Monday March 12, 2018
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 the Coffee Guy, KC2MTO
Don Corrington AK2S will be presenting: “Linux for the Ham Radio Operator”.
I spoke to President Stan NB2S and I hope I adequately portray his remarks: He said that unfortunately, after knee surgery, he may miss the meeting with his knee healing.
Bonnie and Franks oldest son, Frank K2RVV, has an infected foot. He is nearly done with the 6 weeks of antibiotics he has been undergoing at home. Next will be a skin graft on the site. Hope you are feeling better Frank!
Jim Jones KD2ARU was recently hospitalized and is recovering. He was able to attend the February Trustees Meeting.
Marie, Bob K2QPN’s xyl has been having neck, back and hand problems.
Sheldon Reynolds KD2GEU is recovering from bronchitis.
Stan Boltz KB2S is having knee replacement surgery. Hope you are up and about Stan.
Jim Haney has been having health issues.
Birthday wishes go out to:
February: Jack Imhof, N2VW; Ron Adams, WB2YZS; Don Corrington, AK2S; and, Erin Gordon, AC2JL
4/22 JSARS Hamfest by the Shore, Toms River
5/6 Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention, WARC, Bristol, NJ
Upcoming BCRC Events
3/24 - Spring Fling Breakfast, 9:30 Diamond Diner, Route 38, Hainesport. (Bring your honey and have a great breakfast! Dutch treat.)
4/7-4/8 Technician Class (see below)
TECH CLASS COMING UP!
Jack Gordon WA2RHJ will be teaching a FCC Amateur Radio Technician’s License class on Saturday April 7 and Sunday April 8. Saturday class will start at 8 am and go until 5 pm, with a break for lunch. On Sunday class will start at 8 am and go to 1 pm. There will be a break until 2 pm and then the Technician’s License test will be administered by authorized VEC examiners. The class is free but the ARRL book costs $25. The test costs $15 for the testing materials. CALL JACK AT 609-268-9072 TO RESERVE A SEAT FOR THE CLASS AND A SEAT FOR THE TEST. Those wishing to take the General or Extra tests can make arrangements with Jack also. The class and test will be given at the Tabernacle Emergency Services Building, New Road, adjacent to Nixon’s General Store.
From the Editor
I appreciate the assistance from everyone getting the Newsletter out!
Remember, if you need assistance on any amateur radio problems like antennas, setting up ham computer programs, digital modes, etc., please reach out to any of the officers or trustees and help will be arranged.
IF ANYONE NEEDS A RIDE TO A MEETING OR AN EVENT PLEASE CONTACT AN OFFICER (or me 856-866-3599).
AGAIN, IN PUERTO RICO, IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE HURRICANE, AMATEUR RADIO WAS ONE OF THE ONLY WAYS TO COMMUNICATE ON THE ISLAND AND TO THE MAINLAND. SPECIAL VOLUNTEER TEAMS OF AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS WERE DISPATCHED TO THE ISLAND TO SET UP AND OPERATE AMATEUR RADIOS TO ASSIST COMMUNICATING MEDICAL, WATER, FOOD AND SHELTER NEEDS.
BCRC Web Page
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BCRC Calendar - 2018
Meeting Cancelled- ice storm
Winter Field Day
2/12 Meeting: DX Engineering Skype presentation
2/17-18 ARRL DX CW
3/3-4 ARRL DX SSB
3/12 Meeting: Linux for Hams
3/24 Spring Fling Breakfast, 9:30 Diamond Diner, Rt 38, Hainesport
4/7-4/8 Technician Class
4/9 Meeting: Order Field Day gear
6/2? or 6/3? Antenna Party
6/11 Meeting: Field Day Planning
6/21-22: FD set-up
6/22-23: FIELD DAY
7/9 Meeting: FD review, Carranza Plan
7/14 Saturday Carranza Memorial Special Event N2M; continuing the following week until the night of Friday 7/20.
7/28 BCRC Summer Sizzler Brunch
9/10 Meeting: Program: NJQSO Party
9/15-9/16 NJQSO Party
10/8 Meeting: White Elephant Sale
JOTA: Boy Scouts Jamboree on the Air
11/12 Veterans Day
11/12 Meeting: Nomination of officers
11/10 Pizza Lunch
11/17-18 ARRL SS SSB
11/24-25 CQWWDX CW
12/10 Meeting: Election of officers