DMR Operation

8/18/2020 Update:  The DMR operation is returning to normal.  Due to the firewall security issue, several repeater sites lost connectivity and needed to be rebooted in order to re-establish a link to the conference bridge.  Site visits have been occurring over the past few days and the last couple of sites should be back by…

Return to Normal Operations

08/04/2020 @ 7:14 AM – Isaias has exited the state leaving minimum damage to the communication infrastructure. The SCHEART system will return to normal operation at 0800 this morning.  Thanks to all the amateur radio operators who assisted agencies and hospitals during the event and to the operators who were standing by to help if…

UPDATE: SCHEART ops under Isaias

UPDATE: At 1945 local time on Monday, August 3, 2020, the SCHEART network will unlink the upstate SCHEART repeaters. The following repeaters will remain linked for the duration of Hurricane/TS Isaias operation:WhiteHallAwendawOrgangeburgSumter ConwayFlorence Columbia Murrells InletBeach IslandEdgefield VHFBarnwell VHFThe DMR will remain in emergency operations mode. This limits talk group communication to South Carolina. The…

SCHEART ops under Isaias

At noon on Monday, August 3, 2020, the SCHEART network will be configured to support Hurricane/TS Isaias operation.  The analog VHF/UHF repeaters will be linked statewide.  The DMR will revert to emergency operations mode. This limits talk group communication to South Carolina.  The SCHEART network will remain in this configuration until the storm clears the…

MRC Volunteers

I would like to extend a heartfelt word of thanks to all of the MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) volunteers who are working behind the scenes so that DHEC and the nurses and medical staffs can do what they are doing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. DHEC and medical personell are fighting tirelessly to belay the…