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This article is a reprint form an article in Ham Universe:


A New Very Special Ham Licensee

Barry with VEs KD4MFH, AJ4YS,AK4AX, W4BB

Today (11/03/2012) at the VE Testing in Shelbyville, TN a 16 year old boy passed his test for a Technician Class Amateur Radio License

His name is Barry Bee and he is a special needs child. He has Down Syndrome. He had studied almost non-stop for approximately a year. He had taken the test once prior at the last session 2 months ago.

He studied with and was tutored by several Hams and non-hams alike. A debt of gratitude is owed all who assisted Barry during this process.

A special thanks is due several who helped him in various extra ways including one-on-one training along his journey.

These include Tony Reaux (WA4VDB) Bob Petrie (W4AZM) Sam Reid (KK4DUP) Barry Hudgins (KK4CGM) of our Short Mountain Repeater Club;  Joe Thatcher (AJ4YS) Eddie Carmicheal (KD4MFH) of Bedford County Amateur Radio Society; David Brown (W4ODB) Christle Price (Special Education Teacher Bedford County Schools).

This is a monumental step for Barry and I know that we are all very proud of him.

He can hardly wait to get his callsign on Monday.


Live Streaming of Amateur Radio Stations around Sandy

For those of you who are interested in Sandy from the Ham radio perspective and missed the information on the feed; here is the link to catch live transmissions referring to the conditions around Sandy;

Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Cedars Sign

Cedars of Lebanon State Park is located in the southwestern part of Wilson County within the Central Basin of Tennessee. During the early 1800's, many of the original settlers gained land ownership through land grants for their service during the Revolutionary War. They found the area to be a vast cedar forest. This forest (although it actually consists of juniper trees mistaken for cedars by the first arrivals) suggested to these pioneers the biblical name of the 'place of Cedars'. Lebanon is the closest town and was named by these early settlers due to this association. The park contains 900 acres which are used for intensive recreation. An additional 8,100 acres are operated by the Parks Division as a natural area and by the Forestry Division as a State Forest.

Using the Contact Form

Through personal contact forms users can send one another e-mail. And through site-wide contact forms, users can send e-mail to arbitrary email addresses, such as the site maintainers.

What the Hinternet?

For those of you who are familiar with digital techniques, you know that the Internet and amateur radio have a good “working relationship.” You may even know that you can send and receive digital data without the Internet via Ham radio. Did you know, however that amateur radio can replace the Internet? Anything you can presently do over the Internet whether sending messages, watching TV, streaming video, Web (http) and file transfer (ftp), chat rooms and forums, you can do with the Hinternet. The Hinternet, also known as High-Speed Multimedia Radio (HSMM), is the implementation of wireless data networks over amateur radio frequencies using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware such as 802.11 access points and D-Star equipment. Licensed amateur radio operators may use amplifiers and specialized antennas to increase the power and coverage of the 802.11 signal.


SMRC's Mailing Address

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


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Vice President: WA4IVD (Russell Bryant)

Secretary: WD4CYV (George Stone)

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