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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
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 (email@example.com) 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
Join the SC Regional Skywarn Net on the First and Third 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 gone and winter is here.
The net has been canceled – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Net sponsored by the Palmetto Chapter 89 of the QCWA.