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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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So, What is SMRA?

South Mountain Radio Amateurs (SMRA) is a non-profit group of amateur radio operators dedicated to promoting amateur radio through education and assistance.  SMRA has provided community service and emergency communications throughout Cumberland County and the surrounding area in central Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio Volunteers Respond to Louisiana Flooding Catastrophe

Amateur Radio volunteers this week responded to help, after flooding of historic proportions struck parts of Louisiana and Mississippi over the weekend in the wake of torrential rainfall. States of emergency were declared in both states, the federal government has … Continue reading

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145.43 Repeater Net on 2016-08-01 Canceled

As Cumberland County EOC has asked SMRA to provide EMCOMM for tomorrow night’s political rally. I am cancelling the regular Monday night net on the 145.43 repeater so as to keep the frequency clear. The 146.46 repeater is available in … Continue reading

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Communication back-up with Trump visit at CV Campus

Good day SMRA members; Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will be at a rally at the Cumberland Valley campus (6746 Carlisle Pike), Mechanicsburg, on August 1st  at 7PM. The Cumberland County Emergency Operation center has requested the service of licensed … Continue reading

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