Hurricane Ian and System Status

SCHEART will be going into emergency operations mode on Friday at 0900 and remain until Ian passes. SCHEART system status: Conway UHF is operating as a stand alone repeater and can not link to the statewide network.  It will not be available to support statewide communication for Ian. Whitehall UHF has low link audio and…

September Amateur Radio Training and Testing. Note: Change in testing location!

Due to the Gamecocks game, testing has moved to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1541 Lake Murray Blvd. Irmo, SC 29063. SCHEART will be offering Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in September of 2022. This is for Technician, General and Extra. All classes will be running from September 19th through 23rd. from 6pm to 9pm. Some classes will not…

Hurricane prep

Hurricane Fiona has passed us by here in South Carolina. Hurricane Gaston has graciously decided to stay way out to sea. That leaves us right now with Tropical Depression 09 which right now is south of the Dominican Republic. It is too early to really tell where this storm will go…but a couple of the…

New DMR Partner Repeater

The KI4RAX DMR repeater located in Lugoff has joined the SCHEART DMR network.  The repeater output frequency is 441.800 MHz with an input frequency of 446.800 MHz.  Like all of SCHEART DMR repeaters, it uses a Color Code of 1 and carries standard talk groups.   This partner repeater is connected via the StarLink global…

System Update

The upgrade of the statewide microwave network continues to affect the SCHEART repeater system.  Work at all sites should be completed by November and normal connectivity restored.  Additionally, localized storms have affected several partner repeater’s connections this week.  Users can determine SCHEART repeater status at https://scheart.us/  under Analog tab-> IRLP status or under Digital-> DMR…