DMR Status Update for 7/14/2017

Conference Bridge maintenance is being conducted on the North Carolina C-Bridge to increase its capacity.  This has required connections to TAC1, TAC310, and BrandMeister (DCI) talk groups to be shut down while reprogramming is being accomplished.  PRN system users can still access these talk groups but their conversations are restricted to only PRN repeaters.   As…

SCHEART Network Problem Reporting

Efforts are underway to add an automated program reporting and tracking system to the SCHEART website. Until this new feature is implemented, please email individual repeater or network problem reports to mgill@scetv.org.  In your email please include the following information: Repeater name and the frequency you are using Date and time of the problem Detailed…

Myrtle Beach/Georgetown Survey

On Friday and Saturday June 9th and 10, members of ARES/SCHEART will be supporting a DHEC evacuation survey in the Myrtle Beach and Georgetown area.  To facilitate communication, the Conway VHF/UHF and Murrells Inlet  VHF repeaters will be linked from on Friday from 2:00 PM until 4:40 PM.  On Saturday the Conway VHF/UHF and Murrells…

SCHEART Charitable Foundation Launched

Tom Fletcher, N2RZ, announced the formation of a charitable organization, SCHEART Inc., which will provide supplementary funding for the SCHEART VHF, UHF and DMR systems in South Carolina. Any funding or contributions will be used to enhance the amateur radio networks that are vital to emergency response in South Carolina. A three member board, with…

COOP & SKYWARN Open House Day

Announcing COOP & SKYWARN Open House Day Saturday April 22, 2017 Our Cooperative Weather Observers & SKYWARN Ham Radio Spotters are critically important to the National Weather Service’s mission: “Protection of life and property, and enhancement of the national economy” We’d like to say thank you to our volunteers for the priceless work you do.…

National Disaster Medical System Exercise – May 9, 2017

On May 9th, there will be a National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) exercise conducted in the Columbia area.  Simulated causalities will arrive at the Columbia airport during the day and be sent to area hospitals to test surge capabilities.  Approximately 160 people will be dispatched to 13 area hospitals.  Amateur Radio will provide back up…