SMRC is looking forward to a great 2016---Next meeting at Shoneys in Smyrna---267 N Lowry St---See You There

Winter Field Day Association Announces 2016 event

When: The contest runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1700 UTC (12:00 noon EST) Saturday to 1700 UTC (12:00 noon EST) Sunday. For 2016, the dates are January 30 and 31, 2016. Station set up may begin no earlier than 1300 UTC (8:00 AM EST) on January 30, 2016.

Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.

Membership Renewal Notice for 2016

Just a reminder,  that all SMRC  memberships for the year of 2015 expire on December 31, 2015. 

To keep your membership in SMRC active for the upcoming year of 2016 please submit your

club membership dues in 1 of the following 3 ways no later than,  Feb 2016 to remain active on the club roster.  

1. By attending a club meeting and renewing  in person

2. You can mail your payment to the club mailing address

3. You can renew  by using PayPal through the club website..


SMRC Treasurer.




Another SMRC Silent Key

It is with great sadness that I must announce that our club has another silent key

Ed Wood W4OBW became SK at the end of August

He was a great friend of mine and a loyal supporter of the club and our Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest even though he wasnt at alot of our monthly meetings

I enjoyed his stories of his police days in Memphis and of his running into Tennessee's lawman legend "Buford Pusser" in his earlier times there

I will be reminded of his friendship at Radio Central for a long time as he gave me the gas heater which was a much upgraded improvement from the previous system

Here is a link to the obituary






Old Codger Certificates are Back

That's right folks

If you missed out and have been regretting it, nows your chance

Once again you can get an emailed version to print out your very own numbered OCN Certificate

Just contact WW4FM  Bill Wood at for your certificate

Please provide him with your callsign, name, and OCN (if you are not such an old codger that you have forgotten) and he will email your special certificate to you

What to do if you are so far behind the times that you don't have computers and email

Then just get your grandkids to assist you with this procedure

We are sure that they can bail you out on this one


That's all that is required so make up for lost time and get that OLD Codger Certificate for your shack



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Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Fee to Disappear in September

Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Fee to Disappear in September

FCC Shows No Mercy, Sustains $22,000 Fine for Egregious On-Air Behavior by Michigan Licensee

FCC Shows No Mercy, Sustains $22,000 Fine for Egregious On-Air Behavior by Michigan Licensee

FCC Proposes Fining Georgia Ham $1000 for ailing to Identify

FCC Proposes Fining Georgia Ham $1000 for Failing to Identify

FCC Goes Paperless, ARRL Predicts Licensing Headaches

FCC “Paperless” Amateur Radio License Policy Goes into Effect on February 17

(Originally posted on 28 Jan 2015)

Starting February 17, the FCC no longer will routinely issue paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission has maintained for some time now that the official Amateur Radio license authorization is the electronic record that exists in its Universal Licensing System (ULS), although the FCC has continued to print and mail hard copy licenses. In mid-December the FCC adopted final procedures to provide access to official electronic authorizations, as proposed in WT Docket 14-161 as part of its “process reform” initiatives.

ARRL Centennial QSO Party Awards

ARRL Centennial QSO Party Awards, W1AW/P QSL Cards In Process:

from The ARRL Letter on January 15, 2015
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P.O. Box 330914
Murfreesboro, TN  37133


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Vice President:  KE4JWS (Ed Nutter)

Secretary:  KK4UHY (Chris Gibbs)

Treasurer:  KM4NNY (Bill Frye)

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