June 8 2019 Statewide Exercise

SCHEART will support a statewide communication exercise on June 8, 2019. During the day, analog VHF/UHF and DMR UHF repeaters will be configured to support the exercise. While this exercise is targeted toward counties and healthcare facilities, ALL Amateur Operators are encouraged to participate. Around 0845 AM, SCHEART repeaters will be linked to support simultaneous…

NDMS Exercise May 2-3

A National Disaster Medical Service exercise will be conducted in Columbia on May 2-3 with several local hospitals and healthcare facilities participating. SCHEART has been requested to provide auxiliary communication support. Exercise and training activities will affect the Columbia 146.715 MHz and 441.725 MHz repeaters during the day. Net Control Operation will be conducted from…

Field Deployment Tools –

The April 4, 2019 SCHEART Net covered some recommended tools you should have in your go kit. This post provides details of the training… Being deployed it’s sometimes necessary to fix our equipment.  Coax and power cords can be easily damaged when we deploy outdoors or even to a shelter.  In addition to radios, antennas,…

January 19 Exercise

ARES Area 3 will be conducting an exercise on Saturday, January 19, 2019 starting at 1000 and running until 1200 local time. The Columbia VHF repeater will be removed from the normal statewide VHF link during this period. You may obtain additional information about their exercise by contacting the Area 3 DEC, W4ESD or any…