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South Carolina Healthcare Emergency Amateur Radio Team
Beech Island VHF and UHF repeaters have a bad transmission line which is limiting their coverage, Spartanburg UHF is down for transmission line combiner repair. Caesar’s Head 443.125 is off the air. The VHF Caesar’s Head repeater is back on the air on a new frequency of 145.13 pl code 123.
A Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) system is being added to the SC HEART network. DMR or Mototrbo (Motorola Trade Mark) will operate in parallel with the analog SC HEART VHF and UHF system, using the ETV intranet for connectivity. The UHF Digital network will add two additional talk paths, one talk path and data or two data paths. The features are simular to a trunked communications system. Visit the following web site for information of the world wide network: http://www.dmr-marc.net/
DMR Alert from Roger – KD4JQJ
Stay tuned for more information on SC HEART/DMR. Questions?? Contact John, W3KH, at email@example.com
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.
FOX NEWS VIDEO = http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/19/ham-radio-old-technology-gets-new-respect/?intcmp=features
This was on the national news Monday – May 19th. Good PR
Good video on Ham Radio, 25 minutes – http://youtu.be/ivUMIADFSDw
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.
January Total Check-ins 208 4 Nets February 2013 Total Check-ins 229 4 Nets
March Total Check-ins 300 5 Nets April 2013 Total Check-ins 252 4 Nets
May Total Check-ins 235 4 Nets June Total Check-ins 277 5 Nets
July Total Check-ins 247 4 Nets August Total Check-ins 232 4 Nets
September Total Check-ins 304 5 Nets October Total Check-ins 233 4 Nets
November Total Check-ins 243 4 Nets December Total Check-ins 288 5 Nets
January Total Check-ins 222 4 Nets February Total Check-ins 223 4 Nets
March Total Check-ins 267 5 Nets April Total Check-ins 191 4 Nets
May Total Check-ins 239 4 Nets June Total Check-ins Nets
July Total Check-ins Nets August Total Check-ins Nets
September 7 Total Check-ins
September 14 Total Check-ins
September 21 Total Check-ins
September 28 Total Check-ins
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to check into the net!!! 73, John, W3KH, Net Manager
Join the SC Regional Skywarn Net every Tuesday night, 9 PM local starting May 6th.The net orginates from Charleston and is sponsored by the National Weather Service in Charleston. Keep your go kit packed. Hurricane season is almost here!
Welcome to the QCWA Saturday Morning 9:30 AM net. The net meets on the VHF – UHF Linked Repeaters of the SC HEART system. This is a rag chew net and open to all amateurs. You don’t have to be a member to check-in. The net averages 25 check-ins. For more info e-mail John, W3KH at email@example.com Net sponsored by the Palmetto Chapter 89 of the QCWA.