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 43rd 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
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 Home Plate 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 7:30 pm and the Business Meeting to follow at 8:00 pm on the third
Tuesdays of the month as before.
John Benson N1FLO Director of ARES thru ARRL has announced a drill on Sunday October 24, 2021
at 11:00 am. Location of the start of the Drill/Exercise has not been determined as of yet.
Will be advised at a later date, when it has been decided.
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
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NORTON HALLOWEEN PARADE on OCTOBER 31, 2021.
This year Halloween falls on a Sunday. We'll be sending you more information as we get it.