Sturdy Memorial Hospital Amateur Radio Club (S.M.H.A.R.C.) was formed in the aftermath of the Blizzard of 1978. A group of ham radio operators teamed up to provide emergency communications to support local officials and to the Sturdy Memorial Hospital. The club, already past its 44th year, has a fully equipped radio station and is capable of assisting in emergency communications operations support for the general Attleboro area should the need arise. Club members include technical experts in radio communications, emergency radio operations, radio technology, Information Technology and other associated areas relating to Amateur Radio. SMHARC is a member of the American Radio Relay League(ARRL) www.arrl.org
ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS
Some good news, well its almost June and we are looking forward to Field Day. As usual it
falls on the last full weekend of the month. This year 2022, it will be June 25 & 26. As of now
we plan to have all forces out at World War II park in North Attleboro, MA . All members are encouraged
to come out and help set up so we can be on the air when the event starts at 3:00 pm.
Also if you cant make it to the Park, you can participate from home but you'll need to have the software to log all
your calls so the Club will get the credit for the contacts that you make from home. As soon as I get the name of the
software I'll edit this page to let you know where you can get it. Hope to see you, or hear you out there.
Also it is that time of year, the beginning of Hurricane Season. We don't get be the Big Hurricanes here in
New England, but when the come barreling up the East Coast, they still can pack a punch and do some serious
damage. With Wind, Rain, and Hail, We've had several come through New England over the years. So we know.
Are you Prepared for the big storm? Do you have what you'll need to survive for 3 to 5 day without power?
There is a website you can go to to check, That website is (https://www.ready.gov) To go to this website
Go To the Bottom of the this website and click the Tab for Storm Readiness, under Severe Weather Readiness.
Make your Lists and get your supplies together
so you'll be prepared. Then we can meet together later and have stories to tell.
As of August 17, 2021 the monthly ARES & Business Meetings will be held at the
Norton Media Center located at 184 West Main St. Norton, MA. It is on the back half of
GoatCity Pub restaurant on the Second Floor.
This is a temporary site until we can return to our regular site at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Our ARES meetings will be Starting at 7:00 pm and the Business Meeting to follow at 8:00 pm on the third
Tuesdays of the month as before.
Our Weekly ARES Net meetings has been changed to Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on Freq. of the 2 meter band
147.195 with a +600 offset, and a PL Tone of 127.3
All Ham's are Welcome to join us on the Net's or may attend our drills as well.
FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS
WERE BACK ON THE AIR, OUR TOWER & REPEATER IS UP AN RUNNING
As of Friday May 29,2021 around 1:30 pm the repeater was fired up and transmitting through
out the Attleboro and surrounding communities.
I don't have all the information with me right now but will get it tomorrow. I want to express our
thanks to the people who were responsible for the work to get the repeater up and running.
I will be also getting information from the officers of the club as to when we can anticipate
our next meeting on the repeater as well as our ARES net meetings.
I should have this information by Saturday or Sunday at the latest.
BUT ONCE AGAIN, OUR TOWER & REPEATER IS UP AND RUNNING
TO SEE PICTURES OF THE DAMAGED TOWER CLICK TAB BELOW
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