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South Carolina

South Carolina

Contact Information

Section Name:
South Carolina
Contact:
Marc Tarplee N4UFP
Daytime Phone:
(803) 327-8015
Evening Phone:
(803) 327-4978
Email:
n4ufp@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
Roanoke
Description:

September 2014

Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators.  This is Marc, N4UFP with the September 2014 South Carolina Section Manager’s Report.  Please remember that the SC Section website can be found at: www.arrlsc.org/ 

I recently got a call from a newly licensed amateur whom I had introduced to amateur radio while he was in college in SC.  He asked my advice on how to interest elementary and middle school students in amateur radio. I referred him to the appropriate page on the ARRL website as well as some other on-line resources, but what he was really looking for was a commitment from me to help.  I will help him to the extent that I can (he lives in NC now) and connect him with the Field Service Organization in NC,  but there is more to this – what he was really asking was “how do I create in others the sense of excitement that I felt the first time I experienced amateur radio ?”  That is a question that we should all ask ourselves and each of us will have a different answer.  The recruitment of new members to our ranks, the time-honored concept of “elmering” is an important aspect of our hobby, and one that we should pay attention to.  

I hope everyone is continuing to enjoy the ARRL Centennial on-the-air activities.  The W1AW/X operations continue to be very popular, even as 2014 winds down.  I encourage all our section appointees to get on the air and provide bonus points to amateurs participating in the Centennial QSO Party. It is a fascinating and somewhat frightening experience to be on the other end of a pile-up.

This year’s SC QSO Party took place on 20 September and I would like to thank everyone who put SC on the air, especially those who operated mobile or portable from rare counties.  If you weren’t able to operate this year, hopefully you will get an opportunity in 2015. This event is a great opportunity to experience contest operation without the stress and QRM that can be part of operating in one of the major contests. SC is not a heavily populated state, so there are always amateurs in other parts of the country (and the world) who are anxious to get SC in their log.

Please don't miss the upcoming Hamfests in our section:

25 October 2014
Sumter Hamfest
Bethel Baptist Church Family Life Center
2401 Bethel Church Rd.
Sumter, SC
Time: 8:00 AM---until
Talk-in: W4GL wide area repeater: 147.015Mhz +PL 156.7
Website:  http://sumterhamradio.org/Hamfest.html

8 November 2014
18th ANNUAL GRAND STRAND ARC "BEACHFEST 2014”
Academy of Hope (formerly Old Pee Dee School)
521 Juniper Bay Road
Conway S.C. 29527
8 AM UNTIL 2 PM
Website: http://w4gs.org/A/article.php?story=20120325222422938

10 JANUARY  2015
Greenwood  Hamfest
Piedmont Technical College
James Medford Family Event Center
620 North Emerald Road Greenwood, SC 29646
N 34° 12.3079’ W 82° 7.3034’
DOORS OPEN AT 9: 00 AM
http://www.ptc.edu/about/map-directions

And now let's do the numbers:
September  2014 National Traffic System Report for South Carolina
Compiled by STM Rusty, WU2T

Net Reports
Net / Check Ins / Traffic / Sessions / Reported By
Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net  / 1906 / 33 / 30 / K4SUG
Carolina’s Net  /  /  /  / N0SU
Columbia ARC 2M Net / 248 / 0 / 12 / KI4VRO
CSN / 138 / 15 / 30 / WS4P
Grand Strand ARC 2M Net  / 145 / 17 / 13 / KI4HEE
Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net / 785 / 45 / 30 / KE4GV
Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net  / 96 / 4 / 4 / AI4WN
Florence ARC 2 Meter Net  / 52 / 6 / 5 / AK4BH
Kershaw ARC 2 Meter Net  / 76 / 22 / 5 / KF4UKC
Kershaw/Richland ARES Net / 29 / 5 / 4 / KF4UKC
Midland Emergency Response Net / 46 / 6 / 4 / KF4UKC
PALS Net  / 827 / 59 / 30 / WD4HEM
SC SSB Net / 1441 / 106 / 30 / WU2T
Upstate Carolina ARS 2M/440 Net / 213 / 11 / 13 / ND2Z
York Co. ARS 2 Meter FM Net / 842 / 89 / 52 / N3TKC

4RN Cycle 2 Rpt. Chk-ins 535  Traff-in 281  Traff-out 275  Relays 71

AJ4TH Digital Relay Station Rec  - 21 For  - 13  Total  - 34
N4RNM Digital Relay Station Rec  - 16   For  - 8  Total  -  24
 
Station Activity Reports
Station / Sent / Received / Delivered / Originated / Total
WU2T / 6 / 40 / 8 / 0 / 54
AJ4TH / 41 / 28 / 0 / 0 / 69
WS4P / 49 / 42 / 0 / 0 / 91
N4RNM / 31 / 40 / 4 / 0 / 75
 
Public Service Honor Roll
Station / Cat1 / Cat2 / Cat3 / Cat4 / Cat5 / Cat6 / Total
AJ4TH / 40 / 40 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 100
WS4P / 40 / 40 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 110
N4RNM / 40 / 40 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 90


73 de Marc Tarplee N4UFP
ARRL Section Manager, South Carolina Section
www.arrlsc.org


 

 

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