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…

ETV Microwave Network Update

UPDATE 6/8/2022- The Spartanburg Microwave segment update has been completed and SCHEART VHF/UHF and DMR repeaters have returned to normal network operation.   Over the coming months, SCETV will be upgrading their statewide microwave network.  This network links most of the SCHEART repeaters to the audio conference servers in Columbia.  As microwave link segments are…

2022 State FSE- March 15, 16, 19 results

Update- March 21, 2021:  Amateur radio operators from around the state participated in the 2022 Full Scale Exercise using the SCHEART repeater network.  On the 15th and 16th, volunteers in the AUXCOMM program embedded with 5 state communications teams deployed around the state with other volunteers staffing the SEOC radio room and SCHEART communication trailer. …

KR4CHS DSTAR down

The KR4CHS DSTAR repeater located at Awendaw South Carolina is off the air.  While not part of the SCHEART statewide network, the repeater is supported by SCETV and is used by amateurs in the Charleston Area.  N7GZT reports the repeater antenna has failed and will be off the air until it can be repaired.  SCETV…

Beech Island returns to normal ops

UPDATE: 9/08/2021 Beech Island repeaters are back to normal operation with DTMF linking 9/3/2021 Beech Island VHF and UHF repeaters are operating in stand alone node after equipment upgrade.  New repeater equipment was installed on Friday September 3rd.   During the installation, engineering uncovered an interface issue with the existing IRLP equipment.  A fix to enable…

State Communication Exercise 4/19 & 4/24

SCHEART will be supporting the 2021 South Carolina Full Scale Exercise on Monday, April 19th and Saturday April 24th.  On April 19th, the SCHEART network will be configured to support agencies deployed to a forward command location.  This day focuses on state agencies and special communication teams who deploy and the need to establish communications…

2021 Edition of ARES/RACES Tactical Guide

The 2021 Edition of the South Carolina Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Auxiliary Communications Tactical Communication Guide has been posted to the ARES website: https://ares-sc.org/tactical-communications-plan/  Changes include 1) update of SCHEART DMR talk groups, 2) update of SHARES appendix, 3) update of section 8-SEOC radio room contact information and pandemic…

Volunteers Needed

I am looking for amateur radio volunteers to help with the SCHEART weekly Thursday morning drills. The volunteer would have to register at scserve.com to be available as an MRC (DHEC) volunteer and also go through a simple orientation at Tuomey Hospital. There are some online training sessions required which are not difficult and it…

I am looking for amateur radio volunteers to help with the SCHEART weekly Thursday morning drills. The volunteer would have to register at scserve.com to be available as an MRC (DHEC) volunteer and also go through a simple orientation at Tuomey Hospital. There are some online training sessions required which are not difficult and it…