Linking for the week of July 4th – All VHF Analog Repeaters

All VHF Analog repeaters will be linked during the week of July 4th. Have a great time during the holiday week and drive safely. John, W3KH

SC HEART Analog VHF and UHF Linked Repeater System Status – Also see below for information on Training,Testing and Video

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.

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

Good review of Emergency Awarness – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENtQz5va_oE

SC STATEWIDE ARES NET 8PM SUNDAY NIGHT

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 (ae4ux@arrl.net) 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

SC Regional Skywarn Every Tuesday night at 9 PM- Sponsored by NWS Charleston

Join the SC Regional Skywarn Net on every Tuesday night,  9 PM.The net orginates from Charleston and is sponsored by the National Weather Service in Charleston. Keep your  go kit packed. Hurricane season is here.

SCHEART ESF-8 Statewide Training Net will meet on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 9AM.

All SC HEART ESF-8 Nets will meet on Thursday mornings at 9AM. Check into the net using UHF repeaters were possible. During roll call, notify Net Control which repeater location you are using and if it is UHF or VHF. In an emergency the VHF repeaters may be used for ARES communications and not always available. It is very important that you can use the UHF side of the System as a RRT member. Email check-ins at w3kh@arrl.net
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -  Check into the net – even if you are working. If you are working do a normal check – in call sign, name, location, (hospital or agency ), VHF or UHF. Continue to check in by e-mail if you are not able to connect to the SC Heart system. Net operates under FCC § 97.113 Prohibited transmissions (a) (3) (i). Preamble revised March 1, 2013 to reflect the new DHEC regions.
LOW COUNTRY REGION
Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, Orangeburg
MIDLANDS REGION
Aiken, Barnwell, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, York
PEE DEE REGION
Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, Williamsburg
UPSTATE REGION
Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union
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For more information on the Communications Rodeo contact Karen Hutto  huttokg@dhec.sc.gov or Scott Phillips phillist@dhec.sc.gov