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ETV Microwave Network Update

Over the coming months, SCETV will be upgrading their statewide microwave network.  This network links most of the SCHEART repeaters to the audio conference servers in Columbia.  As microwave link segments are switched over to new equipment, some repeater locations will be off the statewide linked network for a short periods.   SCETV Engineering will…

2022 State FSE- March 15, 16, 19 results

Update- March 21, 2021:  Amateur radio operators from around the state participated in the 2022 Full Scale Exercise using the SCHEART repeater network.  On the 15th and 16th, volunteers in the AUXCOMM program embedded with 5 state communications teams deployed around the state with other volunteers staffing the SEOC radio room and SCHEART communication trailer. …

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…