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Burlington County Radio Club

Newsletter

K2TD

May 2018

Volume 2018, Number 5

 

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In this issue:

 

BCRC Meeting

 

Program

 

President’s Remarks

 

Sunshine

 

Happenings

 

Upcoming Events

 

Other News

 

From the Editor

 

BCRC Web Page

 

BCRC Calendar

 

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BCRC Officers 2018

Pres – Stan, NB2S

VP    – Bruce, WA3RHW

Trea – Hugh,KC2OGR

Secr – Bonnie, WB2ALQ

 

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Editor

Lance, KC2MTO

 

 

 

Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex;

and

7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz

BCRC Meeting

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

In Memoriam

Ken Hoffer, WB2UMQ (SK), a longtime member of the club, passed away on May 6. Besides being a ham, Ken was a private pilot who regaled us with stories about flying from Flying W and other local airports.

 

 

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.

Program      

“Satellite Operations”

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.

 

“FT-8 Mode”

Don will also talk about FT-8, an interesting data mode.

President’s Remarks

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

Sunshine

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.

Happenings

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.

Other News

Award Winner: 

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).

BCRC Web Page

Visit our web page often!  www.k2td-bcrc.org

Sign up for the BCRC Yahoo Group as a source of more info on BCRC!  Contact Bob Nelson K2QPN for help on how to join.

 

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BCRC Calendar - 2018

January:

   Meeting Cancelled- ice storm

   Winter Field Day

 

February:

   2/12 Meeting: DX Engineering Skype presentation

   2/17-18 ARRL DX CW

   2/27 Trustees

 

March:

   3/3-4 ARRL DX SSB

   3/12 Meeting: Linux for Hams

   3/24 Spring Fling Breakfast, 9:30 Diamond Diner, Rt 38, Hainesport

   3/27 Trustees

 

April:

   4/7-4/8 Technician Class

   4/9 Meeting: Order Field Day gear

 

May:

   5/14 Meeting

 

June:  

   6/3 Antenna Party

   6/11 Meeting:  Field Day Planning

   6/21-22: FD set-up

   6/22-23:  FIELD DAY

 

July:

   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

 

August:

   ***Skeeter Hunt

   8/13 Meeting

 

September:

   9/10 Meeting: Program: NJQSO Party

   9/15-9/16 NJQSO Party

   Picnic

 

October:

   10/8 Meeting: White Elephant Sale

   JOTA:  Boy Scouts Jamboree on the Air

   10/28-29 CQWWDXSB

 

November:

   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

 

December:

   12/10 Meeting: Election of officers

   ***Holiday Party