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President  W4WRB  Randy Bee

Vice President  N4MEY Curt Porter

Secretary  W4GLK  James Detlefsen

Treasurer  KM4UII  Dennis Slater

Winlink Development Team Members Awarded Tennessee Military Department Patriot Medals


In a recent ceremony, two Winlink development team members were awarded the Military Department of Tennessee Adjutant General's Distinguished Patriot Medal. Steve Waterman, K4CJX, was awarded the Medal "for his distinguished patriotic service as the Winlink Network Administrator," citing his "vision, hard work, and dedication to emergency communication contributed significantly to the disaster readiness and communications interoperability of the emergency

W8GNI Donnie Tippett Silent Key

It is with great sadness that we have learned that one of our members Donnie Tippett W8GNI has become a Silent Key

Donnie was a member of the club and one of our net controls

We have no other details at this time

Please keep Donnies family in your thoughts and prayers

ARRL New Publication "On the Air"

ARRL is launching a new magazine, On the Air, in January 2020. To be published on a bimonthly basis, On the Air will offer new and beginner-to-intermediate-level radio amateurs a fresh approach to exploring radio communication. Each issue will include advice and insights on topics from the variety of Amateur Radio interests and activities: radio technology, operating, equipment, project building, and emergency communication. The goal of this new magazine is to be a vital resource in helping new and newer radio amateurs get active and involved in radio communications.

Introduction to Digital Radio Operation

Here is the link to the complete presentation given by Michael Glennon KB4JHU at the 2019 Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest



It was a very thorough presentation and gave anyone seeing it or watching this video an in depth view into the different digital modes on Amateur Radio

Watch it and then save the pdf to reference for the links to the different websites included

Enjoy and Thanks Michael




Some wire antennas to try    alot of them

Scroll down below the list for some diagrams and information



Brent Mangrum KI4KZS Receives ARRL Elmer Award

At the February Short Mountain Repeater Club Meeting Brent Mangrum, KI4KZS received the ARRL Elmer Award

This award is in recognition of special efforts of assisting other hams in the advancement of their amateur radio hobby

An article below this article tells all about the original Elmer and how the term got its beginning

Brent has graciously helped several club members learn,relearn, and increase their profficiency with the morse code (cw)

Involved with the presentation of this award to Brent are the following amateurs


Please congratulate Brent on receiving this award




“Elmer” Inspiration, Elmer “Bud” Frohardt Jr, W9DY, SK

Thanks for the Donation Carl WV4CHC

At the January Short Mountain Repeater Club Meeting Carl WV4CHC made a donation to the club

Carl stated that the W4YXA repeater and the members of the SMRC had meant alot to him as he was re-entering Amateur Radio

I know that we are all glad that maybe in some small way we provided some encouragement to Carl

Shown here is Carl presenting the donation check to club president Randy Bee W4WRB

Randy stated that this will help the club trememdously in meeting its obligations and moving forward with planned enhancements and improvements to the repeater


Thanks for the Donation Michael W4MDY

Michael Yeargin W4MDY made a donation to the Short Mountain Repeater Club at the January meeting

Michael is the Smith County ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC) and stated that he really appreciated the use of the W4YXA repeater for their groups nets

Shown here is Michael presenting the donation check to club president Randy Bee W4WRB

Randy stated that this will help the club trememdously in meeting its obligations and moving forward with planned enhancements and improvements to the repeater


SMRC's Mailing Address

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


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Repeater Trustee:

 W4WRB (Randy Bee)

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Club Officers


2020 Officers 

President:  W4WRB  (Randy Bee)

Vice President:  N4MEY  (Curt Porter)

Secretary:  W4GLK  (James Detlefsen)

Treasurer:  KM4UII  (Dennis Slater)



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