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SMRC 2019 OFFICERS

President  W4WRB  Randy Bee

Vice President  WA4IVD  Russell Bryant

Secretary  KM4UIH  Jacob Slater

Treasurer  KM4UII  Dennis Slater

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 Monthly Meeting

Location

Gregory Mill Park
390 Enon Springs Road East
3716730 Smyrna, TN
Phone: 615-787-7672
Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:00am

35th Anniversary Celebration

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Preparations Resume for 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition

Preparations Resume for 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition

11/05/2019

Special Event Station N9V on Veterans Day

The American Legion Amateur Radio Club to Operate Special Event Station N9V on Veterans Day, November 11.

11/05/2019

ARRL New Publication "On the Air"

ARRL is launching a new magazine, On the Air, in January 2020. To be published on a bimonthly basis, On the Air will offer new and beginner-to-intermediate-level radio amateurs a fresh approach to exploring radio communication. Each issue will include advice and insights on topics from the variety of Amateur Radio interests and activities: radio technology, operating, equipment, project building, and emergency communication. The goal of this new magazine is to be a vital resource in helping new and newer radio amateurs get active and involved in radio communications.

State of California Fire and Hams Information re Repeater Locations

 
By all credible and reliable accounts, the State of California has not turned its back on Amateur Radio as an emergency communication resource nor have established repeater owners been asked to remove their equipment from state-owned sites unless they pay sizeable fees. The California controversy, inflamed by a viral YouTube video, stemmed from a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) communication telling a repeater owner or group that Amateur Radio equipment would have to be removed from a state-owned site or “vault” if the owner(s) determined the cost was too great to proceed with a formal application to keep it there.

Introduction to Digital Radio Operation

Here is the link to the complete presentation given by Michael Glennon KB4JHU at the 2019 Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest

https://www.qsl.net/m/mtars/articles/digitalhamrradiointro.pdf

 

It was a very thorough presentation and gave anyone seeing it or watching this video an in depth view into the different digital modes on Amateur Radio

Watch it and then save the pdf to reference for the links to the different websites included

Enjoy and Thanks Michael

 

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd Founding Member Larry Junstrom, K4EB, SK

Southern Rocker Larry “LJ” Junstrom, K4EB, died on October 6. He was reported to be 70.

Junstrom was a founding member and bassist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, although he left the group before it recorded its first album. He’s better known as a member of another Southern Rock band, 38 Special, with which he performed from 1977 until retiring in 2014.

New Entrants are Everywhere

The hobby of amateur radio has been around for a long time. It was here before I was born and it will be here after I become a silent key.
The same is true for you. While there is a recurring discussion about the death of the hobby, the reality is that our community changes continually. People come and go all the time. Reasons for change are as varied as the number of people you care to look at, from interest through to family, from money through to time, from boredom through to excitement, from life through to death.

As our community fluctuates, our skill level varies. We see new people come into the hobby, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for a new adventure, at the same time we have people who are experienced, or jaded, or both, participating in the community and finding themselves answering the same questions over and over again.

SMRC's Mailing Address

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

615-787-7672

Use our contact form

 

Repeater Trustee:

 W4WRB (Randy Bee)

Trustee email

Club Officers

 

2019 Officers 

President:  W4WRB (Randy Bee)

Vice President:  WA4IVD (Russell Bryant)

Secretary: KM4UIH (Jacob Slater)

Treasurer:  KM4UII (Dennis Slater)

 

2020 Officers Elect

President:  W4WRB  (Randy Bee)

Vice President:  N4MEY  (Curt Porter)

Secretary:  W4GLK  (James Detlefsen)

Treasurer:  KM4UII  (Dennis Slater)

 

 

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