---------- QST Next SMRC Meeting on April 11th at Shoneys in Murfreesboro See you there 73 ----------


President  W4WRB  Randy Bee

Vice President  N4MEY Curt Porter

Secretary  W4GLK  James Detlefsen

Treasurer  KM4UII  Dennis Slater

March 16th Old Codgers Net John Crawford KW4QJ

Check out this video of John  KW4QJ calling the Old Codgers Net on Monday night March 16th 2020







Dayton Hamvention Announces Cancelation of 2020 Show

Dayton Hamvention Announces Cancelation of 2020 Show

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Info from the Anerican Red Cross regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


March 13, 2020

The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

ARLS003 ARISS Celebrating Successful Launch Carrying Interoperable Radio System to ISS

ARLS003 ARISS Celebrating Successful Launch Carrying Interoperable
Radio System to ISS
QST de W1AW 
Space Bulletin 003  ARLS003
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington, CT  March 10, 2020
To all radio amateurs

ISS Resupply Mission to Carry New ARISS Ham Radio Gear


The scheduled March 7 SpaceX CRS-20 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will include the initial Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Interoperable Radio System (IORS) flight unit. The IORS is the foundation of the ARISS next-generation amateur radio system on the space station. The ARISS hardware team built four flight units, and the first will be installed in the ISS Columbus module. A second flight unit expected to be launched on a later 2020 cargo flight will be installed in the Russian Service Module. NASA contracts with SpaceX to handle ISS resupply missions. The IORS represents the first major upgrade of on-station ARISS equipment. The package will include a higher-power radio, an enhanced voice repeater, and updated digital packet radio (APRS) and slow-scan television (SSTV) capabilities for both the US and Russian space station segments. The IORS consists of a custom-modified JVCKenwood TM-D710GA transceiver, an AMSAT-developed multi-voltage power supply, and interconnecting cables. Once at the space station, the IORS will be stowed for later installation

Coronavirus Fears Postpone Another DXpedition


Alex Gromme, 5B4ALX, has postponed his March 18 – April 2 T30ET DXpedition to Tarawa (West Kiribati) because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Kiribati Ministry of Health told Gromme that he would need to be quarantined for 14 days in Honiara, Solomon Islands, before getting medical approval to continue on to Kiribati. “T30ET is currently postponed, not deleted,” Gromme said on his website. He’s now looking at October 2020, assuming the COVID-19 situation is resolved by then. Last week, travel restrictions imposed on individuals entering American Samoa as a result of the coronavirus outbreak caused Swains Island W8S DXpedition organizers to postpone that DXpedition until later in the year. The team members were unable to comply with a 14-day mandatory quarantine in Hawaii. The DXpedition announced tentative dates of September 23 – October 6.

SMRC Facebook Page

Start watching the Short Mountain Repeater Club (SMRC) Facebook page

CHECK US OUT HERE     https://www.facebook.com/ShortMountainRepeaterClub#!/ShortMountainRepeat...


We have regained control of it and will be adding new information there


We will try to keep both this website and the Facebook page in concert to better allow you to have the most up to date info on ham radio in all of Middle Tennessee





MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest

March 14  2020


Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society Hamfest

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

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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