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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…

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.…