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SMRC 2018 OFFICERS

President  W4WRB  Randy Bee

Vice President  WA4IVD  Russell Bryant

Secretary  WD4CYV  George Stone

Treasurer  N4MEY  Curt Porter

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.

SMRC Member Finally Logs that Great Special QSO

Or in non Ham talk Jarred  KK4BBG got married last night to Ashley Leverette  KK4FVZ

The ceremony took place at the First Methodist Church in Shelbyville TN

The Preacher performing the nuptials was non other than our TN Section Manager Keith Miller  N9DGK

There were a total of 8 Hams in attendance and 4 of those are SMRC members

The others have attended meetings or been associate members or attended our events

Everyone please join me in wishing Jarred and Ashley the best married life can offer 

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Heather is Taking a Vacation

Heather is on a much needed vacation

 

If you have noticed since Tuesday afternoon Heathers been absent from her normal duties of iding the repeater and making announcements

She is currently on vacation while we make repairs to the Arcom Controller 

It appears that lightning or a power surge due to it caused a memory failure in the controller

The repeater is operating on its internal controller with only a CW ID which meets FCC requirements

We will notify everyone when the situation changes

 

Thank you

 

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ARRL 2018 FIELD DAY

Historic Navy Callsign to be Reactivated

Historic US Navy call sign NSS will be reactivated during the 100th anniversary of the former Naval Radio Station in Annapolis, Maryland. Members of the US Naval Academy Radio Club (W3ADO) and the Potomac Valley Radio Club (W3GRF) will return the historic call sign to the air during the Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test this coming weekend.

 
NSS operations from the site of the former Naval Radio Station on Greenbury Point will run from 1300 UTC on Saturday, May 12 to 0200 UTC on Sunday, May 13. Transmissions on CW and SSB will take place on 4,038.5; 5,330.5; 7,533.5; 9,447; 14,487, and 17,545 kHz. NSS will listen for callers on announced frequencies in adjacent Amateur Radio bands. Commemorative QSLs will be sent for all contacts.

 

Ada Lace book features ham radio

Ada Lace book features ham radio


Frank Victor Tarkington, W3KLQ, SK — Installed First TV in the White House

Frank Victor Tarkington, W3KLQ, SK — Installed First TV in the White House

04/24/2018

What is the range of Handheld Radio & How to increase it

Well what is the range of handheld radio(ht)? The average range of a HT is around 2 -3 miles in an urban area without repeater use but with repeater use is around 50 miles. But this depend on many factors like terrain, power, antenna & evaluation. 

Terrain without trees will do better than with trees same goes for many other things. Evaluation also goes with this because if you are on the 20 floor of a building it will get more range than on ground level. Power mostly effects the quality of signal in analog but in digital it sounds about the same with all amounts of power. Antennas is the the most important factor of the range of a HT. If you have a great radio and a poor antenna it won't do as good as a great antenna with a poor radio. 

School’s Ham Contact with Space Station Raises Amateur Radio’s Visibility in Alabama

School’s Ham Contact with Space Station Raises Amateur Radio’s Visibility in Alabama

04/13/2018

SMRC's Mailing Address

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

615-787-7672

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Repeater Trustee:

 W4WRB (Randy Bee)

Trustee email

Club Officers

2018 Officers 

President:  W4WRB (Randy Bee)

Vice President: WA4IVD (Russell Bryant)

Secretary: WD4CYV (George Stone)

Treasurer: N4MEY (Curt Porter)

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