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System Update

The upgrade of the statewide microwave network continues to affect the SCHEART repeater system.  Work at all sites should be completed by November and normal connectivity restored.  Additionally, localized storms have affected several partner repeater’s connections this week.  Users can determine SCHEART repeater status at https://scheart.us/  under Analog tab-> IRLP status or under Digital-> DMR…

ETV Microwave Network Update

UPDATE 6/8/2022- The Spartanburg Microwave segment update has been completed and SCHEART VHF/UHF and DMR repeaters have returned to normal network operation.   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…

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…