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Time to start thinking about the 2014 SMRC Hamfest

As the weather starts to warm a little, its time to start working toward our annual hamfest/tailgate. It will be in the traditional location at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on the 23rd of August. Check the website for park general information and reservations. You can also get general vendor information along with the vendor grid for space rental options along with vendor applications.

Make your plans to be there! More information will be coming soon.

N4LZY coming back to the SMRC Nets

If you have been familiar with Short Mountain Repeater Club and our weekly nets for a while, you probably have been missing Jerry Elkin's N4LZY, personal touch. As you know, he called the Old Codger's Net for years made Monday nights a time to look forward to. If you haven't tuned into one of Jerry's nets, you now will have an opportunity to enjoy his work on Thursday night's Trader's Net. Jerry will be taking the reigns of the Trader's Net and making it his own starting April 17th so be there for the inaugural edition and help welcome Jerry back to the SMRC Net Control crew. 

The Trader's Net airs every Thursday night at 8PM CST on the SMRC repeater on 146.910 (146.310 offset) and is a venue for all hams to offer gear they want to buy, sell or trade to other ham operators over the Short Mountain repeater. You may also create a posting on the website for your equipment with a website account at no charge.

Monthly Meeting Minutes (May 2013)

18 members were present at meeting.
Tony opened meeting but was feeling bad, (had his back brace on), so he turned the meeting over to Bob.
Bob gave an overview of meeting topics to be covered. Field day and our Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest.
Club Secretary was out of town so no Secretary’s notes of previous meeting were given.
Treasurer’s report presented, motion to accept and seconded. Club voted to approve.
Informational statement given that the fox hunt scheduled at the Cedars of Lebanon the day before our Hamfest is neither a SMRC club function nor a part of the Hamfest due to permit requirements but it is open to the public event.
Field day report given. CW stations will count as two. We would like to put up a balloon to support a 160-meter vertical antenna. We also need more club volunteers to help set up & organize. Permit for the park is secured and Tony will have the keys for the gate. Park will be locked at night per regulations. This is a 24-hour event.

Monthly Metting Minutes (April 2013)

Tony opened the meeting and gave an update on Field Day arrangements and COL mapping.
Secretary’s report was presented by Laura. Club approved.
Treasurer’s report was presented by Patrick. Club approved.
Randy Bee gave an update on the new controller installation.
Randy did a presentation on Good Amateur Radio Practice.
Meeting was adjourned.

Monthly Meeting Minutes (Mar 2013)

Tony opened the meeting.
Johnny Vaughn did a presentation on solar power.
Secretary’s report was presented by Patrick Mikell. Club approved.
Treasurer’s report was presented by Patrick Mikell. Club approved.
Randy Bee did an update on the Repeater repair.
Reimbursement for replacement controller up to $600 approved.
Billy gave an update on Quartzfest, and they showed video.
Meeting was adjourned.

Monthly Meeting Minutes (Feb 2013)

Tony opened the meeting & turned the meeting over to Bob to conduct.
Treasurer’s Report was presented by Patrick & club approved.
Bob gave a Hamfest Committee Report
Ball field rental for 2014 COL Hamfest was approved.
Motion to approve a $500 committee fund for Hamfest & Field Day. Motion approved
Discussion on name of Cedars Hamfest title to include the term Self Reliance.
- Call for a vote to include that term. Club approved.
Discussion of Field Day plans
- Last weekend in June in park next to school. Start at 12:00 noon. Suggestion to invite Nashville Astronomical group & Bedford County ham group. It will have a special events call sign & am station.
Laura presented Secretary’s report. Minutes approved.
Bob opened floor for discussion of license classes.
It was noted the next meeting was the same day as Tullahoma Hamfest. Vote to keep SMRC meeting on schedule at regular time passed.

Monthly Meeting Minutes (Jan 2013)

Tony opened the meeting.
Barry Hudgins made a motion to form a committee for Hamfest. Seconded by John Brokaw. Motion passed. It was decided that Bob Petrie would head committee & choose team.
Bob Petrie gave a summary of Cedars of Lebanon.
Secretary’s reports for October & November were presented & approved.
Treasurer’s report was presented & approved.
Bruce Cavender did a presentation on EMP. Sam Reid did a demonstration testing the use of a metal trash can as a faraday cage.
Meeting was adjourned.

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 Grand Prize Tickets are Available Now!

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


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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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