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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

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

Thanks 

2019 SMRC Net Control Manager

John Crawford KW4QJ was re-appointed Net Manager for the Short Mountain Repeater Club nets for 2019 at the January SMRC club meeting by Club President Randy Bee W4WRB

John has served as net manager for the last few years and has done an excellent job

Please continue to give him your support

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Why radio amateurs are called "HAMS"

Why radio amateurs are called "HAMS"
(from Florida Skip Magazine - 1959)

Have you ever wondered why radio amateurs are called "HAMS?" Well, it goes like this: The word "HAM" as applied to 1908 was the station CALL of the first amateur wireless stations operated by some amateurs of the Harvard Radio Club. They were ALBERT S. HYMAN, BOB ALMY and POOGIE MURRAY. 

At first they called their station "HYMAN-ALMY-MURRAY". Tapping out such a long name in code soon became tiresome and called for a revision. They changed it to "HY-AL-MU," using the first two letters of each of their names. Early in 1901 some confusion resulted between signals from amateur wireless station "HYALMU" and a Mexican ship named "HYALMO." They then decided to use only the first letter of each name, and the station CALL became "HAM." 

SPAR WINTER FIELD DAY

Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio presents Winter Field Day

 

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

615-787-7672

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President:  W4WRB (Randy Bee)

Vice President:  WA4IVD (Russell Bryant)

Secretary: KM4UIH (Jacob Slater)

Treasurer:  KM4UII (Dennis Slater)

 

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