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

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


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




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


SMRC's Mailing Address

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

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Repeater Trustee:

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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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