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…

2018 SCHEART Review

We would like to thank all those who donated time and money to support the SCHEART network in 2018. As a result, SCHEART made an impact across our state and region. If you enjoy using the SCHEART repeater network, please consider donating to SCHEART. Your donation will help fund system enhancements, future upgrades, and is…

Repeater System/Frequencies & Talk Groups

The DMR repeater system provides amateur radio operators access to a commercial level radio network whose operation is based on talk groups rather than just frequency channels.  Talk groups are unique digital identifiers that help route conversations through the network and into the user’s radio.  DMR repeaters support two simultaneous voice/data conversations on a single…