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 42nd 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 March 1st. 2020, All Club Meeting & Gatherings that may have been scheduled are now CANCELLED, due to the Corona virus that has taken over our Country. We urge you to keep Social Distancing, if leaving your homes. Cover face with a mask or scarf when leaving you house.
Keep these practices in mind, so we may return to our old ways of life.
If that is at all Possible. Be Safe, and stay Healthy.
MORE SAD NEW TO REPORT
With all the Crazy things have have been happening this year 2020. At the beginning of the month Dec.
we had very high winds and some very wet snow. Well the Radio Clubs & Hospitals Tower that houses
the antenna's and repeater took on some serious damage. The top 10ft. section folded over but is still
attached, and for safety reasons the Club Offices chose to shut down the repeater till the antenna is repaired.
With the high cost for the repair we will need to open a Donation Fund to help fund the project that lies
before us. Any and all donations should be marked as "Tower Fund". We are working to set up a "Go Fund Me"
page or Pay Pal page to solicit funds for other Hams and Non-Hams alike.
For donations you may send checks to our Clubs Secretary/Treasure Ray Cord "K2TGX"
316 S. Worcester St. Norton, Ma. 02766
As of now ALL our Meetings will be canceled unless we can run on our frequency of 147.195
simplex. More information to Follow.
TO SEE PICTURES OF THE DAMAGED TOWER CLICK TAB BELOW
TO DONATE GO TO BOTTOM OF PAGE AND CLICK ON DONATE TAB.
Please send your Donations to Ray Cord @
above address, Thank You
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL OUR MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED
Our monthly business meetings will be taking place on 2 Meters on Freq. 147.195
with a +600 offset, and a PL Tone of 127.3 on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month (except August)
for Vacationing Members. Our ARES Net meetings will he held every Thursday at 8:30 pm on
the same frequency. All Ham Radio Friends are invited to join.
Thank you from your Sturdy Memorial Hospital Amateur Radio Club.
ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS
Because of the Covid-19 Corona Virus and the inability to meet together it appears that some of us have
been waiting to pay our Annual Dues for when we resume our meetings. That when ever it becomes safe
enough too be together again safely, like the old days. Please feel free to send your dues in as soon as Possible
to our Secretary Ray Cord (K2TGX) to 316 South Worcester Street Norton, MA 02766 . Your attention
will be greatly appreciated in this matter.
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