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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…

DHEC Pee Dee Regional Exercise 4/13/2017

On April 13 2017, the DHEC PeeDee region will conduct a Redundant Communications Exercise focusing primarily on hospitals and healthcare facilities.  The main focus will be on hospitals but all regional healtcare facilities may participate.  This will be an amateur radio exercise using the scenario that all other means of communications have failed. SCHEART volunteers…

Amateur Radio License Classes on December 7, 8, 9th with testing on the 10th

The next Amateur Radio License Course will be conducted in Columbia at SCETV on December 7, 8, and 9th. Classes will start at 6:30 PM and end at 10:00 PM. Testing will be on Saturday, December 10th. Courses for Technician, General and Extra class licenses will be available, but students need to RSVP to midlandsve@gmail.com…