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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…

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…