South Mountain Radio Amateur Club (SMRA) Executive Board elections were held during the January 21, 2020 monthly membership meeting at the Public Safety Building in Carlisle, PA.

Standing: Mike K3ESQ Treasurer, Gary K3MGB Director, Andrew W3AND Membership Secretary, Don K3ZR Director.

Seated: Todd KB3FGZ Recording Secretary, Jack NC3O President, Rick KC3DRU Director

Not pictured: Ed W3SMF Vice President

Andrew, Todd and Jack were re-elected for a two-year term. Don was elected for a two-year term.

The SMRA Radio Club meets monthly at 7:00 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Public Safety Building, 1 Public Safety Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013. Anyone wanting to learn more about Amateur Radio may attend any meeting as a guest. SMRA operates several local VHF & UHF repeaters under its N3TWT call sign.

For more information please visit the SMRA web page at

In September 2019 ARRL designated SMRA as a Special Service Club!

Ralph K3HQI, ARRL EPA Affiliated Clubs Coordinator, presented the SSC Banner and Plaque to SMRA President Jack NC3O and SMRA Membership Secretary Andrew W3AND during the September SMRA monthly meeting.

A club that exists to go above and beyond for their communities and for Amateur Radio is what defines a Special Service Club (SSC).  They are the leaders in their Amateur Radio communities who provide active training classes, publicity programs and actively pursue technical projects and operating activities:

  • New Ham Development and Training
  • Public Relations
  • Emergency Communications
  • Technical Advancement
  • Operating Activities
  • Miscellaneous Activities

Introducing the Discussion Forums

One of the new features of the SMRA website is the discussion forums (or fora, if you insist). The forums are a place to hang out, ask questions, share information, and above all, to learn from each other. The forums aren’t meant to replace the mailing lists so you won’t miss any important club news. They’re an added benefit to SMRA membership.

To access the forums, just go to the Members Area in the menu bar at the top of the page and scroll to the Discussion Forums link. They are a work in progress so if you think a new forum or sub-forum should be added, please e-mail me and I’ll be more than happy to add it.