Burlington County Radio Club
Volume 2018, Number 5
Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
Monday May 14, 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
His memorial service will be on Saturday, May 12 from 3:30-5:30 at Perinchief Chapels, 438 High Street in Mount Holly. Our condolences go out to all of Ken’s family.
Our resident rocket scientist, Don Corrington AK2S, will discuss the basics of how to control and monitor a satellite. Don, an EE grad from Lehigh University in 1970, went to work for RCA in their Astro Space division in East Windsor. While he did work on the design of battery voltage sensors most of his focus was on satellite command control flight subsystems.
Don will also talk about FT-8, an interesting data mode.
We have some exciting times coming up with the following club events: Antenna Day, June 3, Tabernacle ESB 9:30 am to 1pm; Field Day June 23-24, Tabernacle ESB; and Carranza Memorial event operations July 14. Hope to see you there!
-- Stan Boltz, NB2S
May Birthdays: Maria N2CIS and Bob KB2ITO
Get well wishes to: Marie Nelson, Bob K2QPN’s xyl, slowly recovering from extensive neck surgery; Maria Imhof N2CIS who fell and severely injured her face; Don AK2S who had cataract surgery; Stan NB2S whose knee is slowly strengthening after knee surgery; Lance KC2MTO who cracked the #12 tooth and had to have it removed.
Hurricane season starts June 1. Do you have your emergency plan and supplies? Don’t be caught by: “It won’t happen here!”
Upcoming BCRC Events
Antenna Day, June 3, Tabernacle ESB 9:30 am to 1pm;
Field Day June 23-24, Tabernacle ESB;
Carranza Memorial event and operations July 14.
Don AK2S received two awards at Tuesday’s Frankford Radio Club main meeting. He was awarded a large mug for participating in at least 2 of the 4 large DX contests (ARRL DX CW and SSB and CQ CW and SSB), and a certificate suitable for framing for “Most Improved Score”. Don had to score over 1,000,000 points in at least 2 of the big 4, a 229% improvement over last year. Don had 2,732,107 points! Congratulations Don on an outstanding achievement!
Bob, Tom, Skip, Don and Stan were among the hundreds attending the Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention on May 6th in Bristol, PA.
From the Editor
I appreciate the assistance from everyone getting the Newsletter out!
Remember, if you need assistance on any amateur radio issues 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).
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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
6/3 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; until Friday 7/20 night.
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