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SMRC Associate Membership

Associate Memberships are the Short Mountain Repeater Club's membership level for those who do not have a license and can't participate in an Active (Full) membership. The Associate membership is especially useful to those who are working on your Technician's license or Web users that want to access the training for the Technician's class exam. Associate members can access training information that not only helps them pass the written exam but can also helps them understand the basics of radio practice new Hams might be interested in, what frequencies they can operate on and where to find other hams to communicate with. Access to the licensing forums is also included which helps you get answers to the questions you have about getting your license. They can also learn some basics about how to serve their communities with their new skills.

COL Sponsors (2013)

We would like to give a special "Thanks" to our 2013 sponsors who have shown their support for the 33rd Annual Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest and Self Reliance Expo. Please support them when you need the products they offer. 

COL Grand Prize

col grand prize (FT-857D)

The 33rd Annual Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest and Self Reliance Expo has a very special Grand Prize this year! Whether you are a seasoned Ham or a "prepper" that is just getting into radio, the Yaesu FT-857 is the perfect rig for you! The Yaesu FT-857 is the worlds's smallest HF/VHF/UHF multimode amateur transceiver. But don't let the diminutive size fool you. The FT-857 is loaded with features, high power output and a receiver that blends the renowned performance of the FT-897 and FT-1000 Mark V. It provides coverage of the 160 to 6 meter bands plus the 144 MHz and 430 MHz bands! The ergonomic layout and large tuning knob insure safe mobile operation. And look at the receive coverage: 0.1-56, 76-108, 118-164 and 420-470 MHz. The front panel is removable and it is remotable with the optional YSK-857 separation kit.

COL Hamfest Schedule

The following is the general schedule for the Cedars of Lebanon 33rd Annual Hamfest and Self Reliance Expo. This schedule is still being developed and will change and gain more detail as we get closer to August 24th. 

6 AM Vendor Setup    
7 AM Vendor Setup Gates open to the public  
8 AM Vendor displays

Drawing for Door Prizes

 
9 AM Vendor displays

Drawing for Door Prizes

Hmmm...Why is it that we bother to do field day?

According to the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), Field Day is the most popular on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio.  Always on the fourth full weekend of June, the event draws tens of thousands of amateur radio operators across the country to participate by setting up public demonstrations of the Amateur Radio service. Filed day is a great event to bring your family and friends and give them a glimpse of why you participate in this hobby in the first place, and why hams have such passion for being involved. 

Our Short Mountain Repeater Club field day is sure to be a fantastic event and one to remember for a long time to come. I sure plan on getting in on the fun and hope many others do the same!!  Some of the other reasons we participate in this event have honest to goodness practical and very useful implications.

  • Emergency Preparedness Exercise
  • Getting new, inactive, and potential hams on the air
  • Demonstrating amateur radio's emergency capabilities to area EMAs
  • Having fun...having fun...did I mention having fun!!!

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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: WD4CYV (George Stone)

Treasurer: N4MEY (Curt Porter)

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