More than Thirty-five Years of Service to our Communities!

ARRL - N.E. Div.

The 25th Anniversary club logo

(No Official Affiliation with Sturdy Memorial Hospital)


Link to Public Serviuce Page Link to ARES Page Link to electronic newsletter page Link to the Club Officers page Link to our Field Day apge Link to the Club Station page Link to the Classified Ads page


   I have emailed some people at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC and asked for some new material. I, myself, have been off the air and basically, out of the hobby since 2009. The majority of my equipment has been sold but I still have some equipment. The site was always regarded as a nice Amateur Radio web site with lots of good information. I'd like to get that status back if someone in the club would be willing to send me new information and material. The Domain Name is paid through April of 2016 so come on folks... let's use it!!!

Jim D - N1IV    


   This is one of the original club QSL cards, printed around 1979. It was given to us to scan by Sylvester Gookin, N1DKF... thanks Syl! The club was formed in 1978 in the aftermath of the Blizzard of '78. A large group of area Hams got together and provided communications support to local officials and to the Hospital and it's staff. When the storm was over, new friendships were made, a need was recognized and a club was born.

Covering Southeastern Mass... serving several communities and based in Attleboro!

Public Service page updated 10/22/04

ARES TEAM page updated 02/03/07

eNEWS updated 02/24/07

Ham Radio Classified Ads

The Sturdy Memorial Hospital ARC welcomes you...

Affiliation Date: November 19, 1978 - Brought together by the Blizzard of "78"

- ARRL "Special Service Club" -

Specialties: Public Service/Emergency Communications/Amateur Radio Awareness
- Fully Equipped W1SMH Club Station -

General Interest - HF/VHF/UHF - Contest - DX - APRS - PSK31 - SSTV

Remember this... it takes me back a ways! Thanks to Chris Smith, K1CJS for reminding us.


by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA (1928)

The Radio Amateur is:
CONSIDERATE..... never knowingly operating in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL..... offering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE..... with knowledge abreast of science, a well built and efficient station, and operation beyond reproach.
FRIENDLY..... with slow and patient operation when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, co-operation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED..... Radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
PATRIOTIC..... with station and skill always ready for service to country and community.

QRZ callsign lookup:  

VHF and UHF Club Affiliate Repeaters

147.195 (+Split) - TS 127.3

447.975 (-Split) - TS 88.5



Attleboro, MA

North Attleboro, MA

ARES Practice Net - Every Thursday Evening at 9:00 P.M. - On the K1SMH/147.195 Repeater - Purpose: To train and practice emergency communications and traffic handling skills for area public service communications needs. All club members and anyone interested in Public Service communications training are welcome to check in.    "Net Control Preamble"

The Club Station

KB1DRL at the W1SMH-1 APRS Station

KD1OQ with Scouts!

KD1OQ at Jamboree On the Air!

"Contact Us" via our contact email address or email the Officers below!


Club President:
John Miller - N1UMJ
1315 Glebe Street
Taunton, MA 02780

Club Mailing Address:
C/O Ray Cord - K2TGX
316 S. Worcester Street
Norton, MA 02766

Evenings (508) 285-4059

Putting up the Skyhawk at N1IV!

The W1SMH Antenna Crew!

Meeting & Membership Information

Meeting Locations

"Ragchew" Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month - 8:00 P.M.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Rice/Webb Auditorium

ARES Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of the Month - 7:30 P.M. (before Business Meeting)

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Rice/Webb Auditorium

Business Meeting - 3rd Tuesday of the Month - 8:00 P.M.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Rice/Webb Auditorium

Directions to Rice/Webb Auditorium

- No Meetings in July -

Membership Information

Download Membership Application - $15.00 Annual Membership

(requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

- Major ARRL Field Day Operation -

Services offered by the club:

New! Amateur Radio License Exam Sessions - Volunteer Examiner Team... Stay Tuned!

Public Service/Emergency Communications

Amateur Radio Public Service assistance - TVI/RFI committee

VHF/UHF Repeaters - Local APRS Network

Club Newsletter - On-the-air Bulletins

Hamfest Participation - Antenna/Tower Assistance

Dayton Hamvention Streaming Video Link

The UHF/VHF Field Day Station!

Incoming SSTV Picture on Laptop!

Slow Scan TV - VHF Style

The 20 Meter CW Station!

SMHARC E-mail List Server 

You are cordially invited to participate in the Sturdy Memorial Hospital (W1SMH) mailing list at QTH.NET. This list was created for the exchange of local ham news and chat. Feel free to use the list to post radio-related items for sale, flea market notices, rare DX, operating tips, or anything you think is useful to the ham community in our area. 
Joining the list is free, easy, and painless. Whether you contribute or just lurk around and see what other hams are posting, being a member of the list will keep you posted on up and coming events and ham gatherings. 
To become a part of the mailing list, go to:
Scroll down to "Subscribing to W1SMH" and follow the instructions. You will receive a confirmation email once your request has been processed and you must follow the instructions on that email, too.

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