Welcome to South Mountain Radio Amateurs (SMRA)

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About Us

South Mountain Radio Amateurs (SMRA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group of amateur radio operators dedicated to furthering amateur radio by educating, assisting, and providing community service and emergency communications within Cumberland County and the surrounding area in Central Pennsylvania, USA since 1976.

We operate and maintain several voice repeaters using the callsign N3TWT as well as support many organizations in South-Central Pennsylvania including the Cumberland County Office of Emergency Preparedness, Cumberland County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Carlisle Regional Medical Center, Three Mile Island, and where ever else our emergency communication services are requested.  In the community, you’ll find us assisting with communications during the Michaux State Forest bicycle races, parades and other events.

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  ( http://n3twt.org/?page_id=147 )

Monthly Club Meetings

Regardless of whether you have your amateur radio license or not, you’re invited to attend our monthly SMRA meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7PM.  Location is the Cumberland County Public Safety Center, 1 Public Safety Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013.  Since this is a new building, the address is not recognized on most mapping programs. The Public Safety Center is located across the road from the Cumberland County Prison at 1101 Claremont Rd, Carlisle.  Look for a driveway marked “Public Safety Dr”  –  the Public Safety Center is behind the CC Agricultural Building.

An informal breakfast meeting is held on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM at the West Main Family Restaurant, 710 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg, PA.

Ham Radio Exams

The SMRA is proud to have a VE (Volunteer Examiner) team.  Individuals or groups who would like to take the test for a new license or upgrade their existing license are encouraged to get in touch with us.  We test prior to our club meetings (6PM – 3rd Tuesday of every month), but other arrangements can be made.  Please contact us in advance if you plan to test at one of our meetings!  Contact  smraham@gmail.com  for more info or to schedule an exam. http://n3twt.org/?page_id=34

Yahoo! Group

Members are invited to join the SMRA Yahoo! Group:


For instructions to join a Yahoo! Group, go to:


Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/n3twt/


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