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VE testing in Sumter

The Sumter Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will be conducting amateur radio (ham radio) exams on Saturday, February 11th, 9:00 AM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2325 Camden Hwy, Sumter, SC. There is still time to register to take a ham radio exam there…contact Art, ahwild@aol.com.

SARA VE Exams

The Sumter Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will be conducting amateur radio (ham radio) exams on Saturday, November 5th, 9:00 AM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2325 Camden Hwy, Sumter, SC. There is still time to register to take a ham radio exam there…contact Art, ahwild@aol.com.

Hurricane prep

Hurricane Fiona has passed us by here in South Carolina. Hurricane Gaston has graciously decided to stay way out to sea. That leaves us right now with Tropical Depression 09 which right now is south of the Dominican Republic. It is too early to really tell where this storm will go…but a couple of the…

I am looking for amateur radio volunteers to help with the SCHEART weekly Thursday morning drills. The volunteer would have to register at scserve.com to be available as an MRC (DHEC) volunteer and also go through a simple orientation at Tuomey Hospital. There are some online training sessions required which are not difficult and it…

MRC Volunteers

I would like to extend a heartfelt word of thanks to all of the MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) volunteers who are working behind the scenes so that DHEC and the nurses and medical staffs can do what they are doing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. DHEC and medical personell are fighting tirelessly to belay the…

DMR Code Plugs

Update 1/16/2023: Some newer DMR radios have built in APRS capability.  SCHEART and NCPRN DMR networks do not support APRS data.  Operators must ensure they do not transmit APRS beacons on the networks since this transmission mode is NOT AUTHORIZED.  Thanks for everyone’s support. Creating a code plug can be very time consuming and for…