Burlington County Radio Club



October 2019

Volume 2019, Number 10





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting




President’s Remarks






Upcoming Events


Other News


From the Editor


BCRC Web Page


BCRC Calendar




BCRC Officers 2019

Pres – Lance KC2MTO

VP – Stan NB2S

Trea–Hugh KC2OGR

Sec – Bonnie WB2ALQ





Don AK2S




Sunday Night Net

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

BCRC Meeting

Monday, September, 2019

7:00 PM - New ham questions answered

7:30 PM - Social hour

8:00 PM - Presentation

Business meeting after the presentation.

Refreshments: Coffee & donuts

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


White Elephant Sale

Better than a hamfest without door vendors. Bring your junk and find a person who thinks it is treasure. Proceeds to benefit BCRC.


Future Programs

Member suggestions for presentations.

President’s Remarks

Sometimes you have a great weekend.  This weekend was the BCRC picnic and it was a great time.  I was able, with the help of the picnic attendees, to get my end-fed antenna up!  Thanks to Bob for bringing the great antenna air gun; and, to everyone else lending a helping hand (or treasured advice).  Secondly, the family had a surprise party for my wife which went spectacularly well.  For me it was a great weekend.


Looking forward we have the White Elephant Sale at the October meeting.  This is where each member brings those things that are most treasured:  an old tube, a microphone, a bit of coax, a radio that hasn’t worked in a generation and gladly puts it up for auction with the benefits going to the club and a new home for each of the items sold.  This is your chance to find a new home for your HT, stereo, or dipole.


Also coming is JOTA where we support the scouts, the November pizza dinner, and the holiday party.  I hope that you can make each activity.


Lance KC2MTO, President


Marie, Bob K2QPN's wife is having surgery in October; Del Davis, K2DOD’s wife Bev had surgery; and, Jack N2VW had surgery.  Best wishes go out to all in their recovery process.


News Flash

There is a move afoot in Europe to reallocate the 2 m band to another service and there does not seem to be a much opposition.  Two meters is the backbone of our Emergency Service and losing it would be an unthinkable problem.  If there is no opposition generated, the matter will come before the WRC (World Radio Conference) which has the final say as to band relocation on a worldwide basis. The WRC used to be called WARC and was the reason we got the “WARC” band for amateur radio.  To be forewarned is to be forearmed.


I have heard a rumor that the proposal from the French has been dropped but that is only a rumor that I cannot substantiate.  Please check into the club repeater net and operate 2 meters to show that the band is being used.  Also, participate in your local emergency services units.


Club 2 Meter Net

The 2 Meter repeater net is still in full swing. NCS Don, AK2S recommends that everyone enjoy the camaraderie and practice operating skills vital to 2 Meters (see the News Flash earlier in the newsletter). Access is easy with an HT and that is all the radio you need. The new Technicians with a small hand held radio can easily join the net.


We have no one that we know of that has a birthday this month but these milestones have been reached: Happy anniversary to Jack WA2RHJ and Kris 45 years and to Bonnie WB2ALQ and Frank K2SQS 50 years.

NJQP – September 21 & 22

The NJQP was held as scheduled on September 21 and 22.  The contest Chairman reports that participation was down this year.  About 80 logs have been received by the October 1 deadline.  This is down from the approximately 100 that we received last year.  I heard several times on the air that there were no stations on from NJ. This event needs your support to remain a viable contest.

K2TD Club Picnic – September 28th

The K2TD club picnic was held on September 28th with perfect weather.  The hostess, Linda, and host, Lance, were the perfect couple who provided many items. Thanks Linda and Lance. Dennis, K2DCD, was the official chef keeping everyone filled with hot dogs, plain hamburgers and some with cheese.  Thanks Dennis.  If you missed the club social event you will have to wait for next year to attend. This is the high point of club social events.

Upcoming BCRC Events

Jamboree on the Air

We have another chance to give back to the community with Jamboree on the Air (JOTA).  This year’s event will be held at the Tabernacle ESB and Pine Hill Scout reservation on October 19th and 20th.  Detailed plans will be announced at the October meeting if we know them.


2019 Test Sessions at Tabernacle ESB


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 Editor

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

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.


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 Day:  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

          7-13       Carranza Special Event N2M

            20             Summer Sizzler – Diamond Diner

          23          Trustee’s Meeting


          12          Meeting

          18          Skeeter Hunt

          27          Trustee’s Meeting


          9           Meeting

           15              GARC Hamfest

          21, 22    NJQSO PARTY

          24          Trustee’s Meeting

          28          Club Picnic


          14          Meeting – “White Elephant Sale”

          19, 20    JOTA

          22          Trustee’s Meeting


          11          Meeting

          23          Fall Festival

          26          Trustee’s Meeting


          9           Meeting – Party Time!

          17          Holiday Dinner

          TBD       Trustee’s Meeting