The Stones River Amateur Radio Club will be conducting ham license exams testing on June 27th at 10 at the Sharp Springs Park located in Smyrna during Field Day.
Please bring a valid Photo ID and $15 cash for the test and we suggest another $15 in case you need to retest.
The testing will be conducted by our VE team. Please contact Dave Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can volunteer that morning for the exams as he does need some Extra license VE to assist with testing that day.
For those testings please bring a pencil with you ( we will have some on site)
Good Luck for those that are taking the test for the first time or if you are upgrading your license.
We also have come up a with contingency plan in case of inclement weather. The forecast currently says storms are scheduled to be done by 5 pm, but mother nature sometimes does her own schedule and that can certainly impact our meeting.
If severe weather, rain, and or thunderstorms still exist at 6 pm. We will then go to the conference call for 100% of the meeting and will not meet in the outdoors for the safety of all. We will make this announcement on the Murfreesboro and .23 LaVergne repeater as post notifications on social media on our Twitter and Facebook outlets for any changes due to weather conditions. We will hold out as long as possible to make that decision without impacting you as members for those coming to the meeting.
If all goes well and I hope that mother nature will cooperate we will meet collectively again at the New Vision Baptist Church pavilion in Murfreesboro. (right off of Thompson Lane and Broad St just to the west.)
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as we will keep you posted on any changes that we make for the inclement weather should it stick around and be later 6 pm.
Thanks for tuning in and we look forward to seeing you or having you on the conference call tomorrow.
Some are planning on bringing some To-Go food and eating around 6 pm at the shelter. You are certainly welcome to do the same.
June 4th SRARC Club Meeting
I know many members are very anxious to once again collaborate in person and join together collectively for our monthly meetings. We have worked hard to find a location that will allow us to meet with the least amount of restrictions and still have some guidelines we need to try and follow.
The good news is that time has come!! We will be meeting as a club on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at 7 pm at the New Vision Baptist Church Shelter located at 1750 N Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro, TN
(Fall Bbq meeting is held here)
The church along with many other places has put some restrictions in place as we expected. They expect us to keep a social distance of 6′ and wear a mask if possible.
I am going to leave these options to members and advise of the following.
1) Picnic tables are available for seating. 6′ distance would be about 2 people per table. I think 4 is probably more feasible to accommodate enough seating for everyone. So if the social distance is something that you feel you need to do and would like to join us. Please feel free to bring your own lawn chair or seat of choice to accommodate that.
2) Mask (optional) if you feel like you want to protect yourself in the outdoors and feel at risk then you might want it. If you are in the compromised group you might want it.
3) If you are at all sick or feel sick or have a fever then probably best you stay at home and watch the meeting later.
4) Finally, If you could email us at: email@example.com and let us know if you are available to attend it would be greatly appreciated.
If you feel meeting in person is too risky you can connect to the meeting on Thursday evening using Free Conference Call.
If you have the app you can also dial in via your computer to the meeting.
Date and Time: 06/04/2020 7:00 PM US/Central GMT-0500
Description: Dial in to hear the Stones River Amateur club meeting by phone and to have interaction with any questions.
Dial-in number (US): (701) 802-5400
Access code: 3977475#
International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/srarctn
Online meeting ID: srarctn
Join the online meeting: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/srarctn
For additional assistance connecting to the meeting text ‘Call Me’ to the Dial-In number above and you will be called into the conference. Message and data rates may apply.
We look forward to seeing each of you at the next meeting.
Field day events and planning will take place at this meeting. Field day is still on at this time as we anticipate the release of the park as time goes on.
We now have our Membership Form online for those interested in joining our club.
There are PDF and Word format versions of the file. Fill out whichever one you prefer and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click below to go directly to the Forms.
We’ve added an updated Codeplug for the Anytone 878 Radios to the DMR section of our site.
This version has been working well for several users.
Click below to go directly to the v2.32 codeplug information page to learn about its features.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
The SRARC May 7th Meeting will be held again via a Youtube Live Stream at 7:00 pm.
Follow this link to take part in the meeting. https://youtu.be/73DnFvwDQOQ
If you have any questions or issues feel free to contact us.
As we arrive at this Easter Sunday, We’re reminded of the worldwide celebration of hope and how particularly relevant and necessary that is in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Together, we’re facing a situation unprecedented in our lifetime. This pandemic is affecting all our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life.
To those who are sick, we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery. We’ve been truly inspired by the selfless healthcare workers around the world who are on the front lines caring for people in need.
Stones River Amateur Radio Club continues on its mission to serve you as our members and continue club business and will host another great online meeting for you in May as we continue to get through this.
As you spend another weekend “sheltering in place,” please take a moment and be thankful for the time with loved ones. I wish you and yours a wonderful Easter.
Marvin Turner – W0MET
First I’d like to say Thank You to all of you who attended our live stream this evening.
We appreciate the great feedback and comments as we adapt to our current times to keep the club moving forward.
As promised the DMR page has been updated and the link to the ver. 2.21 codeplug is now available.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Just a reminder that our YouTube Live Stream Club Meeting will start tonight at 7:00 PM.
Click this link to watch the live stream. https://youtu.be/fADA3LNxnoY
We will follow our standard format with the agenda then training and information on Winlink, DMR radio issues and possibly some information about the AREDN SouthMesh Network if time permits.
If you have a Gmail or YouTube account you can sign in and ask questions to the host.
As these times have changed all our lives we will continue to move forward with the Club using all the tools we have available. This will allow us to continue the great growth in membership we’ve seen these past few months.
Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Glenn Clute – W1KOM
V.P Stones River Amateur Radio Club.