Burlington County Radio Club



JUNE, 2017

Volume 2017, Number 6





In this issue:


BCRC Meeting








Upcoming Events


Other News


From the Editors


BCRC Web Page


2017 Event Calendar






BCRC Officers 2017

Pres  – Frank K2SQS

VP     – Stan NB2S

Trea  – Hugh,KC2OGR

Sec   – Bonnie WB2ALQ





Bonnie, WB2ALQ

Frank, K2SQS



          Field Day – June 24-25!

      Carranza Special Event – July 8!


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, June 12, 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


Field Day 

Don’t miss this month’s meeting - Jim KD2ARU and his FD committee have been working hard to plan FD!  Details will be reviewed, questions answered, and last minute preparations made.  Anyone need practice in making a FD type contact?  That will be available as well.   


Happy Birthday greetings go out to Harold Marlin N3UMS. Keep in your prayers and thoughts Ron Adams WB2YZS and his family  on the passing of his mother; Bob K2QPN’s xyl Marie, continued healing, and Bob Paglee KB2ITO continued treatments. Please remember in your prayers and thoughts an old name from the past, George Ford K2QIJ. 


No Activity was planned for May.  Some preliminary work planning for antenna day and field day – eg, Jim KD2ARU working on building a cobweb antenna.  Unfortunately rain caused us to cancel this year’s antenna party.  The calm before the storm so to speak.  A few members did journey to Xenia, OH to attend the Dayton Hamvention at their new facility.

Upcoming BCRC Events

Field Day 2017  

Check your calendars – You should have already marked in the weekend of June 24 – 25 for the BCRC operating event of the year, Field Day!!  We’ll be operating once again from the Emergency Services Building in Tabernacle.  No tents, no ticks, no spiders, no mosquitos, just an air conditioned building.  Scouts and CERT team members are also invited. 


Directions to the Tabernacle EOC at 134 New Road can be found by going to the BCRC web page at  http://www.k2td-bcrc.org/  and clicking on ‘QST’, then scroll down to Field Day and click on the address.


Activities will commence Thursday June 22 at 9:00 AM when we will begin to set up antennas for our expected 3F + GOTA + VHF operation.  Friday June 23 at 9:00 AM will be more antenna work and possibly setting up some stations.  Saturday starting at 9:00AM we’ll complete set-up and at 2:00 PM Field Day operations on-the-air will begin!  We will operate for 24 hours continuously until 2 PM Sunday, then the final task of tearing everything down – and hearing the war stories – starts.  Saturday lunch will be provided as will dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday.  There’s something for everybody, so come out and enjoy.  Bring the family.  We need your help putting up antennas, operating, eyeball QSOing, and dismantling.  And there’s always Nixon’s great food, and Russo’s farm market literally around the corner!  Hope to see ALL of you there!


Carranza Memorial Special Event Station N2M 

Each year since 1929 the Mt. Holly American Legion Post 11 has held a memorial service to honor Capt. Emilio Carranza, an aviation pioneer who died in a severe thunderstorm in the Jersey pines in 1928.  He was returning from a diplomatic mission to New York.  This year BCRC will again have a special event station to recognize the event.  N2M (New York 2 Mexico) will be operated by BCRC members from July 3 thru July 8 (the date of this year’s ceremony), culminating in a station located directly on location at the Carranza  memorial site on Carranza Road in Tabernacle on July 8.  This is an impressive and moving ceremony of historic significance.  If you haven’t attended, it is a highly recommended experience.


Other News

Outgoing QSL Club Benefit

Bob K2QPN will be collecting BCRC members cards for a pooled package.

From the Editor

WOW! Only hours now before we leave. I am getting excited; have been packed for weeks. Cheryl WA2WMK and I leave for England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland on June 1st. I have the bird books all ready to pack. But don’t worry there will be brownies at Field Day. Please remember our servicewomen and men, and our first responders.  

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 – tbd

            20 Skeeter Hunt

            29 Trustees


            10 GCARC Hamfest

            11 Meeting – tbd

            16 - 17 NJQP

            23 Picnic

            26 Trustees


             9 Meeting – K2QPN  “White Elephant Sale”

            14 - 15 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