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…

Severe Weather Operation 3/18/21

South Carolina Emergency Management has request SCHEART system support an expected severe weather event on Thursday March 18, 2021.  The analog repeater network will remained linked after the normal healthcare net and the digital network will go into emergency operational mode.  Both systems are available for operators to submit severe weather information to the State…

Update: March 2021 Ham Radio Testing and Training.

NOTE: There has been a change in the location for testing. It will be held at the South Carolina State Guard, Granby Armory. The address is 551 Granby La. Columbia, SC 29201. You can get directions here: http://tiny.cc/gqfutz SCHEART will be offering Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in March. This is for Technician, General and Extra.…