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South Carolina Healthcare Emergency Amateur Radio Team
Status: All repeaters are operational and available for linking during the week. The Caesars Head VHF 145.13 – pl 123 repeater is operating stand alone until the microwave link between Paris Mt. and Caesars Head is installed. Edgefield VHF 146.85- pl 123 repeater is operating stand alone until the link interface is installed.
Amateur Radio License classes will be given at SC ETV. 1041 George Rogers Blvd., Columbia SC 29201. Please register for the Technician, General or Extra Class with Tara Thomas email@example.com . The classes will be from 6PM to 10PM on January 15 and 16. The testing will be on January 17th at 9 AM and bring picture id, current license and $10 for test. Questions firstname.lastname@example.org or 803 530 0837.
Training – Interoperability – http://interoperability.sc.gov get a better understanding of Interoperability, Public Safety Radio, 911 Dispatching, and AUXCOM. These five to ten minute courses are free. The courses were done with a grant from Homeland Security and produced by SC ETV.
Good video on Ham Radio, 25 minutes – http://youtu.be/ivUMIADFSDw
CSRA (GA-SC) D-STAR University, January 17, 2015
University of South Carolina, Aiken
451 University Parkway, Aiken South
Saturday, 12 noon to 5PM Eastern, Penland Center Rooms 106 and 110
The Aiken SC D-STAR Club will hold a one day D-STAR workshop that
will provide information and training
on all levels of D-STAR, the Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio.
Classes will be organized to allow participants on all levels from new users to repeater system administrators gain knowledge about
D-STAR’s digital voice and data technology.
The class will feature
will cover topics of interest to beginning D-STAR users including:
More experienced users
Class will be given by experienced instructors of the
Georgia D-STAR group and DSTARinfo.com who have presented dozens of
seminars and training across the country, John Davis, WB4QDX, Ed Woodrick, WA4YIH, and Robin Cutshaw,
AA4RC who developed the DVDongle and DVAP, and others will present high speed
data and other advancements in communication using D-STAR systems. The target
audience for this session is those new to DSTAR, emergency management, hospital
administrators and the more advanced D-STAR users.
No matter what your D-STAR
experience, if any, there will be a wealth of information provided so that the
beginner can go home and put his/her equipment on the air and the more advanced
operator can explore the new data transfer methods which will have Emergency
Management application. The cost for the D-STAR University is free, light
refreshments will be served. You may register for this course by sending an email to email@example.com.
More detailed information about class schedule and instructors will be
Door prize at
the DSTAR University will be an ICOM DSTAR HT with RTS programming kit, you
must be present to win. Additional RTS programming kits, and other prizes
during the day.
We encourage amateur radio clubs to
make this information available to their members and include it in their newsletters.
Kent Hufford, KQ4KK
Join the VHF – UHF Statewide South Carolina ARES Net at 8PM Sunday Night. All amateurs are welcome to check into the net. To allow time for announcements, check-ins and training topic please check in using – Call Sign, Name, Location, and if you have Announcements or Traffic
For additional information on SC AUXCOMM go to www.ares-sc.org
www.scserv.gov check out the web site and register as a volunteer . As a licensed amateur radio operator your profession is listed as amateur radio. Thanks for taking the time to register.
Remember to continue to review of Bart’s Basics from N3GQ, Senior Emergency and Continuity Manager, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC. Ten Tips to Make You a Better Communicator.
Reminder: Is your generator fueled and ready to run? Does the 12v backup battery in the shack still have acid in it? Are the batteries charged for your handheld radio? Do you have a lighter plug for the handheld with dead batteries? Or do you have a AA pack with fresh AA batteries to use ?
ICS 100. The course is available at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp This is the introduction to the Incident Command System. To be fully trained take ICS 100 and 700 then 200 and 800 on line. ICS 300 and ICS 400 are taught in a classroom setting as is Communications Leadership. Brian Fletcher with MUSC is now certified to teach ICS 300, 400 and ComL. Send requests for class information to Charlie Miller, AE4UX (firstname.lastname@example.org) Remember, we respond to an emergency only as well as we have been trained. Part of the training is to know how the system works.
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to check into the net!!! 73, John, W3KH, Net Manager