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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…

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…

SCHEART DMR Talk Group Change

SCHEART has been notified that TAC1, TAC310 and DCI/Brandmiester talk groups will no longer be freely available after April 30th.  The decision was made by the host of these talk groups who distributes the audio connection to other C-bridge networks.  Due to the growing number of feeds and costs incurred in providing the talk group…

MARCH 12 EXERCISE

SCHEART network will support the Statewide Full Scale Exercise- Phoenix Dawn on March 12.  The analog network will be linked around 8:00 and in uses until mid afternoon.  The DMR network will be in emergency mode.  The system will return back to normal operations before 0500 PM

Healthcare Net for March 12, 2020

The March 12 SCHEART Healthcare Net will occur during the state’s Full Scale Exercise (Phoenix Dawn).  This exercise is being supported by the FEMA National Exercise Division (NED).  All healthcare facilities are encouraged to check into the SCHEART Net normally but in order to receive credit for participating in this exercise, all participants must register…

History of SCHEART DMR

Occasionally a group of people come together and create something for others to enjoy.  It doesn’t happen often, but when it does the results can be very rewarding.  This is the story of the SCHEART DMR network and the many people who made it happen.  It is based on stories from the creators and attempts…