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January 19 Exercise

ARES Area 3 will be conducting an exercise on Saturday, January 19, 2019 starting at 1000 and running until 1200 local time. The Columbia VHF repeater will be removed from the normal statewide VHF link during this period. You may obtain additional information about their exercise by contacting the Area 3 DEC, W4ESD or any…

2018 SCHEART Review

We would like to thank all those who donated time and money to support the SCHEART network in 2018. As a result, SCHEART made an impact across our state and region. If you enjoy using the SCHEART repeater network, please consider donating to SCHEART. Your donation will help fund system enhancements, future upgrades, and is…

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…