---------- QST Next SMRC Meeting April 8, 2023 at Tennessee Technology Center 306 Minerva Dr Murfreesboro 2:00 to Greet and 3:00 to Meet See you there 73 ----------


President  W4WRB  Randy Bee

Vice President  N4MEY Curt Porter

Secretary  KN4UZO  Cal Carr

Treasurer  KN4YSU  Doug Carroll

Calling CQ on a Repeater by VK6FLAB

What are the rules for calling CQ on a repeater?

When you finally get to the point of pushing the talk button on your microphone, after passing the test, receiving your license, getting your radio, building an antenna, digesting the manual, identifying a repeater, untangling its offset, programming those frequencies and keying up, you might be surprised to realise that you're lost for words. Something which I've talked about before.

Even if you do have something to say, finding a person to say it to will be the next big challenge. Truth be told, the more frequencies you have to choose from, the harder it seems to discover a fellow amateur and with Internet connected repeater networks, your choice appears infinite.

So, how do you initiate communication on a repeater? Do you call CQ, ask for a signal check, or just kerplunk the repeater to prove that your signal is getting in?

New Amateur Radio License Applications Fee To Become Effective April 19, 2022

New Amateur Radio License Applications Fee To Become Effective April 19, 2022

New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply to Amateur Radio License Upgrades

New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply to Amateur Radio License Upgrades

KK4BBG Makes Donation after receiving stimulus

Jarred KK4BBG had said that if he got a second stimulus he would donate $100 to the club

Well he got the stimulus and here he is donating his $100

He is shown giving the donation to SMRC President Randy Bee W4WRB


Thanks Jarred and who else has a stimulus that they would like to carve a little part out of to donate

The club sure could use it




WSJT-X 2.4.0 Introduces New Digital Protocol Q65


SMRC Facebook Link

Find us on Facebook!

ATTENTION! As of 4/12/22, there is a NEW SMRC Facebook page! (Mainly, because Facebook 'deactivated' the previous one!)

The NEW URL is: https://www.facebook.com/ShortMtnRepeaterClub

Please visit and "Like" this new page, and don't be shy about sharing it with your friends!


Arecibo Observatory Reflector Dish Damaged after Cable Snaps

Arecibo Observatory Reflector Dish Damaged after Cable Snaps

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.

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



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



SMRC's Mailing Address

Short Mountain Repeater Club
P.O. Box 31
Christiana, TN  37037

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Repeater Trustee:

 W4WRB (Randy Bee)

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Club Officers


2022 Officers 

President:  W4WRB  (Randy Bee)

Vice President:  N4MEY  (Curt Porter)

Secretary:  KN4UZO  (Cal Carr)

Treasurer:  KN4YSU  (Doug Carroll)





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