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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…

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…