---------- QST Next SMRC Meeting July 9 th at Tennessee Technology Center 306 Minerva Dr Murfreesboro 2:00 to Greet and 3:00 to Meet See you there 73 ----------

SMRC 2022 OFFICERS

President  W4WRB  Randy Bee

Vice President  N4MEY Curt Porter

Secretary  KN4UZO  Cal Carr

Treasurer  KN4YSU  Doug Carroll

- AMATEURS IN US, CANADA, GET OUTDOORS FOR FIELD DAY - HAM RADIO EXPO RETURNS TO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN - SILENT KEY: ALPHA AMPS' RICHARD EHRORN W4EA/W4ETO - SPECIAL EVENT STATION TO HONOR DXPEDITIONER, HUMANITARIAN ZORRO - TRANSMITTER TO REMAIN OFF THE AIR ON ALEXANDERSON DAY - THIRTEEN COLONIES SPECIAL EVENT RUNS THROUGH JULY 8TH - SHOPPING FOR QSOS AT WALMART - SOUTH AFRICA ANNOUNCES NEWEST LICENSEES - WORKSHOP EXPLORES DISASTER COMMUNICATION AND THE PRESS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: GETTING A STRING OF CONTACTS WITH A KITESCRIPT

- BRINGING AMATEUR RADIO TO A MORE DIVERSE COMMUNITY - CARRIERS DELAY PART OF 5G ROLLOUT AFTER INTERFERENCE CONCERNS - WRTC ORGANIZERS DONATE EQUIPMENT FOR NEXT YEAR'S EVENT - BALLOON LAUNCH TO FEATURE CROSSBAND REPEATER - JUST FOR FUN: A NOT-SO-TRIVIAL QUIZ - SWEDISH HAM RADIO OPERATOR TO BECOME ARCHBISHOP - SPECIAL EVENT IN AUGUST TO HONOR ABANDONED, ABUSED PETS - TWO GRANTS SUPPORT OPEN-SOURCE PROJECTS FOR HAM RADIO - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: TIME TO READ MORE THAN JUST YOUR S-METERSCRIPT

- DISASTER-RESPONSE PROGRAM DEBUTS IN GERMANY - HAMS PLAY PROMINENT ROLE IN WASHINGTON STATE EMERGENCY DRILL - WEST BENGAL HAMS REUNITE FAMILY AFTER 2 YEARS - HAMS BUILD SKILLS, FRIENDSHIPS AT YOUTH ON THE AIR CAMP - NASA STUDIES DAMAGE TO WEBB TELESCOPE - PLANS PROCEED FOR OUTDATED SATELLITES' REMOVAL - BRITISH HAMS ARRESTED AS SPIES IN ALBANIA - EU COUNTRIES TO STANDARDIZE CHARGERS FOR HANDHELD ELECTRONICS - ITU's AMATEUR STATION MARKS 60 YEARS ON AIR - FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN IARU REGION 1 HAM CHALLENGE - SABLE ISLAND DXPEDITION LAUNCHES WEBSITE - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: MORSE CODE IS KEYI

- HAM CHARGED WITH INTERFERENCE FACES RECORD FINE - PARACHUTE MOBILE OPERATOR TAKES BIG LEAP FOR NEWCOMERS - BBC HIGHLIGHTS PORTABLE OPERATION WHERE MARCONI TEST OCCURRED - PROGRAM RELEASED FOR HAM RADIO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN - VANCOUVER HAM WINS TOP AWARD FOR CANADIAN AMATEURS - TEXAS EMERGENCY RESPONSE GROUP GETS GRANT FOR EQUIPMENT UPGRADES - JAMSAT PREPARES FOR VIRTUAL CONFERENCE THIS MONTH - 100 WATTS AND A WIRE 'TUNE UP' WEEKEND ARRIVES - OHIO NET INVITES THE WORLD TO CHECK IN - GERMAN RADIO CONFERENCE SEEKS PRESENTERS, PAPERS - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE WAS IN THE CARDS

- MOON'S DARK SIDE NO REFUGE FROM RFI - STRAIGHT KEY NIGHT COMES TO NEW ZEALAND - SKYHUBLINK CONNECTS NEWSCOMERS, LIGHTS UP 'QUIET' REPEATERS - LOW-BAND EXPERIMENT TESTS GROUND WAVE ON 630M - FCC REMINDS AMATEURS TO CREATE ACCOUNT IN NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM - QUEEN'S JUBILEE REFLECTED IN SOME UK CALL SIGNS - SPECIAL EVENT STATION A HIGHLIGHT OF YOUTH ON THE AIR CAMP - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: THE DX TO END ALL DXESSCRIPTAUDIO

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?

- HAMVENTION RETURNS TO XENIA AFTER TWO-YEAR ABSENCE - CQ MAGAZINE INDUCTS 2022 HALL OF FAME MEMBERS - A NEW CHAPTER FOR LIBRARIES ON THE AIR - SILENT KEY: NOTED SELLER OF ELECTRONICS SURPLUS GOODS JOHN BIRKETT, G8OPP - SILENT KEY: RICHARD MACKAY VK2HRM, HAM CLUB FOUNDING PRESIDENT - HEIL REBRANDS AMATEUR RADIO DIVISION - LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR - AMATEURS RECEIVE TRANSMISSIONS FROM CHINA'S MARS MISSION - SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO LEAGUE HISTORY PROJECT NEEDS HELP - PRIDE RADIO GROUP PREPS FOR INTERNATIONAL CONTEST - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: AT HAMVENTION, LOST AND FOUND AGAIN

- US MILITARY EXPLORES WIDER USE OF HF IN INDO-PACIFIC - AMATEURS IN US PREP FOR HURRICANE READINESS TEST - SILENT KEY: PHILANTHROPIST, QUALCOMM FOUNDER FRANKLIN ANTONIO, N6NKF - RSGB OFFERS NEW INCENTIVES FOR FOUNDATION LICENSE HOLDERS - NORTH CAROLINA AMATEURS TAKE ON MARATHON CHALLENGE - NOMINATION DEADLINE NEARS FOR YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR AWARD - SCOUTS OFFER HAMVENTION LANYARDS AND TICKET LAMINATION - HAM RADIO JOINS SWISS 'ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE' - AUSTRALIAN REGULATOR MAKES FEE-CALCULATION TOOL AVAILABLE - AMERICAN LEGION POST GETS NEW HAM CLUB - WORLD OF DX - KICKER: CARRYING A MEMORI

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SMRC's Mailing Address

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

615-787-7672
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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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