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Greenville SCHEART update 9/15/2017

On Monday September 18th, SCETV Engineering will be starting work at Paris Mountain (Greenville) transmitter site as initial preparation of the tower for frequency repacking.  Under frequency repacking of television channels, the SCETV transmitters are being changed  along with antennas.  The SCHEART analog antennas are located at the top of an old TV antenna which…

SCHEART Status Update 8/10/2017

The conference bridge network function for the Beech Island analog repeaters has been resolved.  The VHF/UHF repeaters will be available for the SCHEART healthcare net today.   Engineering is still working the problem of local DTMF connection capability. Work to re-establish the network connection capability for analog repeaters at Aiken Regional, Murrells Inlet and Dillon…

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…

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…