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Here are a few reasons why I am a member of ARRL.

QST for “Contest Corral”.  Each month I note in my planner QSO contests that I want to participate in. ARRL archives is a great way to look for past articles, technical advice and product reviews. The QST index of Advertisers … Continue reading

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Unboxing, Assembling and Testing the New SMRA Tri-bander

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Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines … Continue reading

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Come join us; South Mountain Radio Amateurs

South Mountain Radio Amateurs, December 2016 meeting We meet every third Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the Cumberland County Department of Public Safety; 1 Public Safety Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013

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A Merry Christmas from 48 years ago

Merry Christmas from  South Mountain Radio Amateurs!  Do you remember what you were doing 48 years ago while the Apollo 8 astronauts were circling the moon? Earthrise at Christmas Forty-eight years ago this Christmas, a turbulent world looked to the … Continue reading

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ARRL Calls on Members to Press for US Senate Passage of Amateur Radio Parity Act

ARRL Calls on Members to Press for US Senate Passage of Amateur Radio Parity Act 11/15/2016 ARRL once again is calling on its members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) when it … Continue reading

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W0BR receives Presidential Appreciation Award

From time to time our members exemplify true dedication to Amateur Radio here at SMRA and its mission statment.  On behalf of SMRA’s excutive board, we want to express our sincere thanks to Bob Raker W0BR. Be it known to … Continue reading

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Gary Hammaker (KB3EJZ) goes above and beyond during JOTA

SMRA Executive Board received this letter of thanks for Gary Hammaker (KB3EJZ) for his time and patience, and making the Cub Scout Pack 190 JOTA event a success.   On behalf of SMRA-EB a very hearty “Thank you Gary!!” To Whom … Continue reading

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N3TWT – Pennsylvania QSO Party

N3TWT competed in the Pennsylvania QSO Party on October 8th and 9th.  The event was hosted by and held at Bob Raker’s (W0BR) shack.  The goal, to “make contact with every county in PA” was was achieved. 61 CW and … Continue reading

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Bike Race prizes Gold, Silver, and Bronze

At SMRA’s Septembers general meeting, a drawing was held for members who provided radio communication support at the last three bike races of the year; ·      Michaux Dual Sport ·      South Penn Enduro Riders ·      Terror of Teaberry Throughout the … Continue reading

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