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Military Crossband-Amateur Radio Communications Day May 11th

The Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will host the traditional military/Amateur Radio communication tests to mark the 68th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 11. The event is open to all radio amateurs. Armed Forces Day is May 18, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier in order to avoid conflicting with Hamvention®. Complete information, including military stations, modes, and frequencies, is available on the US Army MARS website.

Astronaut Owen Garriott W5LFL SK

Owen Garriott W5LFL SK
I have a cassette tape of W5LFL from space on that first mission 
I went home from work to be ready for the pass


Some wire antennas to try    alot of them

Scroll down below the list for some diagrams and information

Brent Mangrum KI4KZS Receives ARRL Elmer Award

At the February Short Mountain Repeater Club Meeting Brent Mangrum, KI4KZS received the ARRL Elmer Award

This award is in recognition of special efforts of assisting other hams in the advancement of their amateur radio hobby

An article below this article tells all about the original Elmer and how the term got its beginning

Brent has graciously helped several club members learn,relearn, and increase their profficiency with the morse code (cw)

Involved with the presentation of this award to Brent are the following amateurs


Please congratulate Brent on receiving this award




“Elmer” Inspiration, Elmer “Bud” Frohardt Jr, W9DY, SK

Thanks for the Donation Carl WV4CHC

At the January Short Mountain Repeater Club Meeting Carl WV4CHC made a donation to the club

Carl stated that the W4YXA repeater and the members of the SMRC had meant alot to him as he was re-entering Amateur Radio

I know that we are all glad that maybe in some small way we provided some encouragement to Carl

Shown here is Carl presenting the donation check to club president Randy Bee W4WRB

Randy stated that this will help the club trememdously in meeting its obligations and moving forward with planned enhancements and improvements to the repeater



SMRC's Mailing Address

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


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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)


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