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Idalia Communication Plan

8/31/2023 @ 1410, The SCHEART network is returning to normal operation.   SCEMD requests the SCHEART repeater network to be configured for emergency support operation starting on Wednesday, August 30th  and remain ready to support auxiliary communication traffic until Thursday August 31.  The exact time the system will return to normal will be determined by…

Awendaw Repeater Site Problem

Update 5/31/2023 afternoon.  SCHEART VHF/UHF and DMR have resumed normal operations. The SCHEART VHF/UHF and DMR repeaters at Awendaw are back on the air with full coverage.  The VHF repeater is connected to the statewide network.  Statewide connectivity for the UHF and DMR repeaters should happen shortly.  UPDATE 5/26/2023: SCETV tower crew is wrapping up…

Memorial Net for N4UFP

On Monday, May 22 at 8:20 PM local time, a memorial net will be conducted on the SCHEART repeater system in honor of Marc Tarplee, N4UFP.  Marc has been ARRL Section Manager for South Carolina since 2010 and has been a big champion of Amateur Radio and the SCHEART program.  Unfortunately, we lost Marc on…

Network Status for 3/30/23

UPDATE:  A network firmware update was pushed this morning which affected Wallace, Orangeburg and Whitehall IRLP boxes.  Units are currently hug and will not reconnect to the network. Engineering is working to restore connectivity. A network issue affected the following sites which are offline this morning (3/30/23): Charleston Wallace VHF/UHF and Orangeburg VHF/UHF repeaters.  Greenville…