Burlington County Radio Club



September 2019

Volume 2019, Number 9





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 Repeater pl 127.3 Hz

BCRC Meeting

Monday, September 9

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

(When you enter Medford Leas from Rt 70 keep right, all the way to the right, keep going through the parking lots, all the way to the right, to the right in the back.)


“What Time Is It?” or “Cuckoo” – Don’s Latest Boondoggle by Don, AK2S.


Member suggestions for future program presentations are welcome.

President’s Remark

Despite the weather, everyone who joined in the fun at the Skeeter Hunt had a really great time.  Those in attendance were Dennis, K2DCD, Bob, KD2RIU, Lance, KC2MTO, Bob, K2QPN and Don, AK2S.  If you could not join us this year “Wait ‘til next year!”.  See you at the meeting.



Erin, AC2JL, is fighting a kidney stone.  Our best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.



Our best wishes for a happy birthday go out to Bruce, WA3RHW, and Mike Sunbury, KD2NIH.


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.


Simplex Net

By mutual decision, the usual participants of the Simplex net on 146.550 have decided the simplex net will no longer be held.  Problems with participants hearing each other, lack of participation and the popularity and ease of access to the 2 Meter Repeater Net were given as the reasons.


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 above). 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.

Upcoming BCRC Events

NJQP – September 21 Noon to 1159 PM EDT

It is not too early to think about participating in the NJQP.  We need operators to put New Jersey on the air. The club has sponsored the NJQP for a number of years and we want to make this one the best ever! Our goal is to have every county in the state to have some operators so if you would like to try your hand at roving, now is the time to give it a whirl. If you do not have a station, I am sure that one of the club members going to get on the air will give you a chance to operate from their station. Bob, K2QPN will have an announcement at the meeting.


K2TD Club Picnic – September 28th

The annual club picnic will be held at Lance’s and Linda’s home in Mount Laurel. Everyone is invited to experience the hospitality given by Linda and Lance.  The party will be from 1 PM to 5 PM and everyone is encouraged to join.  Bring a dish to share with friends and Lance will coordinate the food.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwursts will be provided by the club. Bring a chair, something to drink (soda provided by the club) and a light sweater as it can get cool by September 28th.The address is 15 Whitechapel Drive in Mount Laurel.


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 written 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

          21        NJQSO PARTY

          24        Trustee’s Meeting

          28        Picnic


          14        Meeting – “White Elephant Sale”

          19, 20   JOTA

          22        Trustee’s Meeting


          TBD      Fall Festival

          11        Meeting

          26        Trustee’s Meeting


          19        Meeting

          17        Holiday Dinner

          TBD      Trustee’s Meeting