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 since 1976.
SMRA supports numerous organizations in south-central Pennsylvania, including the Cumberland County Department of Public Safety, Cumberland County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Cumberland County Search and Rescue Team, Carlisle Regional Medical Center, Three Mile Island – wherever radio emergency communication services are requested.
SMRA is a group of local amateur radio operators (hams) who promote operational and technical skills through electronic building projects, theory education, mentoring programs, CW (Morse code competency) and FCC amateur radio licensing. As an amateur radio club, SMRA uses both formal and informal meetings to advance local interest. Finally, SMRA promotes “The Amateur’s Code” as a goal of conduct for many amateur radio operators both on and off the air.
SMRA Mission Statement
- To be a resource for advancing operational and technical skills, competency, and amateur radio licensing
- To mentor new members and enhance fellowship among radio amateurs
- To provide amateur radio communications resources and emergency communication services for the community
- To honor The Amateur’s Code