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A technician license class will be held on December 10th and 11th from 6PM to 10 PM with testing on December 12th at 9 AM. The class will be at SC ETV, 1041 George Rogers Blvd, Columbia, SC. No book will be required and the test on Saturday will be $10 cash or check. Please bring photo ID for the test session. To register please email email@example.com or call 803 737 3500 and ask for Tara Thomas. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Status: All repeaters are operational except Wallace UHF can not be linked until 10/30 all others are 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 91.5 repeater is operating stand alone until the link interface is installed.
The DMR phase two build-out has started. The new Motorola SLR 5700 generation two repeaters arrived two weeks ago and the new combiners have arrived. Rock Hill and then Spartanbug will be installed first with others to follow. The new 5700 repeaters will be installed in locations where there is a high rf environment on the taller towers. The locations are Charleston North (Awendaw), Charleston South (Whitehall), Columbia Downtown, Columbia East (WRLK), Greenville-Caesars Head (WYFF), Rock Hill (WNSC), Spartanburg (WRET). All other existing repeaters and the remaining new repeaters will continue to use the first generation SLR 8400 repeaters. The following are the new phase two repeaters:
|DMR PHASE||Name||RX||TX||Callsign||Location||Connection||Antenna Connection||Repeater Type|
|2||Rock Hill||445.5125||440.5125||WR4SC||WNSC Rock Hill||ETV microwave||Combiner||SLR5000|
|2||Organgeburg||445.5875||440.5875||WR4SC||Oranageburg MW||ETV microwave||Combiner||XPR8400|
|2||Columbia Downtown||445.6125||440.6125||WR4SC||Sun Trust BLD||ETV microwave||Duplexer||SLR5000|
|2||Lake City||445.6375||440.6375||WR4SC||Lake City MW||ETV microwave||Duplexer||XPR8400|
|2||Spartanburg||445.6625||440.6625||WR4SC||WRET Spartanburg||ETV microwave||Combiner||SLR5000|
|2||Barnwell||445.6875||440.6875||WR4SC||WEBA Barnwell||ETV microwave||Duplexer||XPR8400|
|1||Myrtle Beach||446.9125||441.9125||WR4SC||WHMC Conway||ETV microwave||Duplexer||XPR8400|
|1||Florence||447.1625||442.1625||WR4SC||WJPM Florence||ETV microwave||Duplexer||XPR8400|
|1||Sumter||447.3125||442.3125||WR4SC||WRJA Sumter||ETV microwave||Combiner||XPR8400|
|1||Charleston South||447.3875||442.3875||WR4SC||WJWJ Whitehall||ETV microwave||Duplexer||SLR5000|
|1||Charleston-North||447.4625||442.4625||WR4SC||WITV Awendaw||ETV microwave||Combiner||SLR5000|
|1||Columbia-East||447.5125||442.5125||WR4SC||WRLK Columbia||ETV microwave||Combiner||SLR5000|
|1||Charleston-Downtown||448.0375||443.0375||WR4SC||Wallace School MW||ETV microwave||Duplexer||XPR8400|
|Columbia-West||448.5375||443.5375||N4UHF||Little Mountain MW||ETV microwave||Duplexer||XPR8400|
|1||Greenwood||448.8375||443.8375||WR4SC||WNEH Greenwood||ETV microwave||Combiner||XPR8400|
|2||Beech Island||449.2875||444.2875||WR4SC||WLJK Beech Island||PSN-Internet||Combiner||XPR8400|
|SCHEART Trailer||440.8000||445.8000||WR4SC||SCHEART Trailer||Satellite||Duplexer||XPR8400|
|Aiken Trailer||440.8000||445.8000||Aiken Trailer||Satellite||Duplexer||XPR8400|
|Anderson Trailer||440.8000||445.8000||KN4SWB||Anderson Trailer||Satellite||Duplexer||XPR8400|
Color Code 1
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 1
Local — 27500
DMR-NA TAC 310 — 310
DMR-NA TAC 1 — 8951
DCI Bridge 2 — 3100
DMR-MARC Southeast — 3174
Echotest Server — 9998
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 2
PRN — 2
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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 ARES 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