Volume 2017, Number 9
Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex
7:30PM 147.15 and 145.47 MHz Repeater pl 127.3 Hz
Monday, September 11, 2017
New ham questions answered – 7:00 PM
Social hour at 7:30 PM, Meeting at 8:00 PM
Medford Leas Linden Room, Rt. 70,
Refreshments by Lance, KC2MTO
Building a Cobweb Antenna
Jim, KD2ARU, will offer a presentation on the trials and tribulations of constructing and tuning the cobweb antenna we used so successfully this past Field Day.
Happy Birthday greetings go out to Bruce WA3RHW, Shiloh W2SHI and Michael Sunbury. Keep in your prayers and thoughts Maria N2CIS who fell and fractured a vertebrae, Bob Paglee KB2ITO continued treatments. And me, Bonne WB2ALQ, who is now 2/3 weight bearing in a boot! Also Happy Anniversary, #48, to K2SQS!
Skeeter Hunt - August 20th
This was our sixth foray into the wilds hunting dem notorious Jersey Skeeters! This year featured POTA activation. We set up in Rancocas Nature Center state park using Bob K2QPN’s KX-3 and end fed antenna. Band conditions stunk but we did manage to finish in the top 40% of the entries. Don AK2S, Lance KC2MTO, Bob K2QPN and Frank K2SQS enjoyed operating and lunch in the great outdoors, in the shade on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Outgoing QSL Club Benefit
Bob K2QPN will be collecting BCRC members cards for a pooled package.
Upcoming BCRC Events
Coming up in September are two BCRC involved activities:
On Sunday September 10, BCRC will have a table (or 2) at the GCARC Hamfest in Mullica Hill. This will take place before our regular meeting in Sept. BCRC members are welcome to take advantage of the tables to sell some of their treasures. A good chance to browse the flea market and meet old and new friends. http://w2mmd.org/
The second is the NJ QSO Party the following weekend September 16-17. We’ll have a lot more info on the NJQP at our September regular meeting. In the meantime see http://www.k2td-bcrc.org/njqp/ for details.
Our fall picnic will be on September 30, and Lance KC2MTO is finalizing plans now. Stay tuned.
From the Editor
It has been boring being stuck in the house with a “revised” ankle and a bone graft with new bigger pins and more hardware. Thank you for all the get well wishes, cards, and visits. They are much appreciated. Happy Anniversary to K2SQS. Please remember all the first responders, servicemen and servicewomen, and all our hurricane disaster relief personal and the people affected by those storms.
73, Bonnie wb2alq
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 K2QPN for help on how to join.
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BCRC Calendar 2017
9 Meeting – “K2SQS, KD2ARU – BCRC By-Laws Update”
28 - 29 Winter FD
13 Meeting – “Skywarn” by Dennis Dura K2DCD
18-19 ARRL DX CW
4-5 ARRL DX SSB
13 Meeting – tbd
18 Brunch – Spring Fling
1-2 Tech Class; VE Session 2nd
10 Meeting (& Order FD Gear) - “WX” by Don AK2S
8 Meeting – “Canals” by Doug K2QWQ
3 Antenna Party 9:30AM Tabernacle EOC Field (cancelled – rain)
12 Meeting – KD2ARU “FD Planning”
22 - 25 FD
3-9 Carranza Special Event N2M
10 Meeting – KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza review
15 Brunch – Summer Sizzler
14 Meeting – K2QPN “Israel Trip”
20 Skeeter Hunt
10 GCARC Hamfest
11 Meeting – KD2ARU “Cobweb Antenna”
16 - 17 NJQP
9 Meeting – K2QPN “White Elephant Sale”
21 – 22 JOTA
28-29 CQWWDX SSB
4-5 ARRL SS CW
11 Pizza Party – Fall Festival
13 Meeting – tbd
18-19 ARRL SS SSB
25-26 CQWWDX CW
11 Meeting - tbd
12 Holiday Dinner