KD4JQJ has written 120 articles

John Crockett Memorial Fund

The ETV Endowment established the John Crockett Engineering Internship in 2016 to honor John’s outstanding service to SCETV and the state of South Carolina.  Interns work in ETV’s engineering department in Columbia.  Donations to the fund may be made online at etvendowment.org or mailed to: ETV Endowment of South Carolina John Crockett Engineering Internship 401…

Hurricane Ian and System Status

October 1, 2022 SCHEART returned to normal operational mode at 1500 today.  Thanks to all the people who supported Hurricane Ian response and provided field reports.   September 28, 2022 SCHEART will be going into emergency operations mode on Friday at 0900 and remain until Ian passes. SCHEART system status: Conway UHF is operating as…

New DMR Partner Repeater

The KI4RAX DMR repeater located in Lugoff has joined the SCHEART DMR network.  The repeater output frequency is 441.800 MHz with an input frequency of 446.800 MHz.  Like all of SCHEART DMR repeaters, it uses a Color Code of 1 and carries standard talk groups.   This partner repeater is connected via the StarLink global…

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…