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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…

Palmetto Scene Ham Radio Segment

SCETV produced a segment on Amateur Radio which first aired on September 20, 2018.  It is available for on-line viewing at https://video.scetv.org/video/teacher-recruitment-ham-radio-active-shooter-training-m7oeem/ The segment covering Amateur Radio starts at 13:50 into the full episode.  You may recognize some of people in the video. SCHEART would like to thank ETV for helping to educate the public…

SCHEART Network Update

The SCHEART Network Manager has requested I post this update. Over the past few weeks, the SCHEART network along with other amateur repeaters in the state have experienced frequent malicious interference from a rogue station.   This has resulted in adverse impacts to the weekly training nets and periods where authorized communications on the repeaters…

Chester SC DMR repeater joins SCHEART network

SCETV Engineers installed a new DMR repeater at Chester, South Carolina today The repeater transmits on 440.5750 MHz and receives on 445.5750 MHz with color code 1.   Engineering will be conducting coverage analysis with enhanced coverage expected in the near future. Talk group information can be found under Digital, Repeater System/Frequencies and Talk Groups in…