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


Mike Huff K4MBH SK

It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of another SMRC member

Mike Huff  K4MBH has become a silent key

He will be missed

He was our Information Net manager and had been a club member for a long time

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers

A link to his obituary is here


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John Crawford

Or is it Uncle Howard

Or an escapee from Dr Seuss



If We Teach Ham Radio To Kids

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



Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Fee to Disappear in September

Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Fee to Disappear in September

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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