SMRC is looking forward to a great 2015---Next meeting at Shoneys in Smyrna---267 N Lowry St---See You There

FCC Goes Paperless, ARRL Predicts Licensing Headaches

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

(Originally posted on ARRL.org 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.

Be Glad You Don't Live In Colorado

Marijuana grow light ballastMarijuana grow-lights cause problems for amateur radio operators

(Originally posted on QRZ.com 23 Jan 2015)

The marijuana industry and Uncle Sam haven't been on the same page for 80 years, but these days, in a unique bit of weirdness, it's not the U.S. Department of Justice that could create a problem for pot growers: It's the Federal Communications Commission. 

ARRL Centennial QSO Party Awards

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

from The ARRL Letter on January 15, 2015
Website: http://www.arrl.org/ 
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FCC Cracks down on Marriot International

FCC cracks down on Marriott International


AMSAT AO-7

AMSAT Celebrates 40 Years in Space for AO-7

FCC Enforcement Bureau Warns Two Hams for Failing to Properly Identify

09/08/2014

The QSL that was half a century in arriving!

Better late than never, they say, and a recent Amateur Radio experience echoed that sentiment for me in a big, big way.

Many of us longtime hams experience ebbs and flow in our level of activity, and I’m no exception. Licensed in 1962, I was an impassioned 12-year old then who just couldn’t get enough of our wonderful hobby. Aside from school and sleep, my days and nights were filled to overflowing with Amateur Radio. I mean I was on the air every single day, usually for hours, and I made a lot of contacts. Not only domestic QSOs, mind you, but a ton of DX too. It seemed as though an envelope would arrive every few weeks from the ARRL DX QSL Bureau, jammed full of wonderful and exotic cards from locations most kids had never even heard of.

And this continued mostly unabated right up until the time I turned 14. That was the year a Honda 50 rolled into my life, along with the sublime discovery of girls, and Amateur Radio took a major back seat.

SMRClub Website mentioned on Twit.TV

Thanks to Dale Miller KC2CBD for mentioning our club website to Ham Nation. Our site was mentioned by Dale Puckett, wo had some nice things to say about our website. For those of you have never watched one of their episodes, (just as I had never watched before) please check it out. Its a very informative program. Watch episode 138 here.

 

Know how to get around in a computer?

Would you like to be part of the SMRC Net Control crew but don't want to call the nets? You can help net controls by running the database support for those who do call the nets on the air. Its very easy and helps net controls do their job more efficiently.

Check out the Solar Data Page

Ever wondered what all the information on the solar data panels means? Many Ham sites place the solar data panes in the sidebars of their sites but they all have different information and most of us don't know how to interpret the numbers we see in them. The SMRC Solar Data Page has the key for interpreting these panels and also provides some other great indicators and widgets for determining propagation conditions as it relates to solar activity.

SMRC's Mailing Address

Short Mountain Repeater Club
P.O. Box 330914
Murfreesboro, TN  37133

615-787-7672

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Repeater Trustee:

 W4WRB (Randy Bee)

Trustee email

Club Officers

2015 Officers
President: W4WRB (Randy Bee)
Vice President: WV4D (Ken Russom)
Secretary: KK4UHY (Chris Gibbs)
Treasurer: W4ODB (David Brown)

 

 

 

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