Burlington County Radio Club




Volume 2017, Number 9





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting








Upcoming Events


From the Editors


BCRC Web Page


2017 Event Calendar






BCRC Officers 2017

Pres – Frank K2SQS

VP – Stan NB2S


Sec – Bonnie WB2ALQ





Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS



GCARC Hamfest




BCRC Picnic


Sunday Night Nets 7:00PM 146.55 MHz FM Simplex


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

BCRC Meeting

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, Medford, NJ

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.


Check us out on Facebook  Burlington County Radio club K2TD

BCRC Calendar 2017


            9 Meeting – “K2SQS, KD2ARU – BCRC By-Laws Update”

            28 - 29 Winter FD

            24 Trustees


            13 Meeting – “Skywarn” by Dennis Dura K2DCD

            18-19  ARRL DX CW

            28 Trustees


            4-5  ARRL DX SSB

            13 Meeting – tbd

            18 Brunch – Spring Fling

            28 Trustees


            1-2 Tech Class; VE Session 2nd

            10 Meeting (& Order FD Gear)  -  “WX” by Don AK2S

            22 QRPTTF

             25 Trustees


             8 Meeting – “Canals” by Doug K2QWQ

            23 Trustees


             3  Antenna Party 9:30AM Tabernacle EOC Field (cancelled – rain)

            12 Meeting – KD2ARU  “FD Planning”

            22 - 25 FD

            27 Trustees


            3-9 Carranza Special Event N2M

            10 Meeting –    KD2ARU FD Review and K2QPN Carranza review

           15 Brunch – Summer Sizzler

            25 Trustees


            14 Meeting – K2QPN “Israel Trip”

            20 Skeeter Hunt

            29 Trustees


            10 GCARC Hamfest

            11 Meeting – KD2ARU “Cobweb Antenna”

            16 - 17 NJQP

            30 Picnic

            26 Trustees


             9 Meeting – K2QPN  “White Elephant Sale”

            21 – 22 JOTA

            24 Trustees

            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

            28 Trustees


            11 Meeting - tbd

            12  Holiday Dinner

            26 Trustees