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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:

 

Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators. This is Marc, N4UFP with the January 2015 South Carolina Section Manager’s Report. Please remember that the SC Section website can be found at: www.arrlsc.org/   The SC General Assembly is considering a bill that could make mobile amateur radio operations illegal. The bill, H3365, sponsored by Representatives Hart and M.S. McLeod,   makes it “unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle while using a cellular telephone, pager, personal digital assistant device, or another wireless communications device that is not equipped with a hands-free mechanism, and to provide for a penalty for a violation of this provision.”  Here is a link to the text of the bill: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/bills/3365.htm The bill is moving slowly through the legislative process, so we have an opportunity to modify it. It would make sense to add language to the bill that exempts devices that employ PTT functionality, which covers the Amateur Service, and most, if not all, public service agencies. If anyone knows either of the Representatives who have sponsored the bill, please contact me at n4ufp@arrl.org.  I have also asked our SGL, Michael L.M Jordan, K3ZMD, for his advice on how to proceed. This year’s Greenwood Hamfest was well attended again – attendance was up and plenty of bargains were available at the indoor flea market. If you missed it this January, I urge you to make plans to be at the 2016 Greenwood Hamfest, which will fall on the second Saturday in January 2016. The next SC Hamfest will be the Spartanburg Hamfest, which will be held at the Spartanburg County Fairgrounds, on 2 May 2015. Here is a link to additional information: http://www.blueridgears.org/brars/upstate-hamfest/ I look forward to seeing you there. Before leaving the subject of Hamfests, let me remind everyone about the Charlotte Hamfest, which takes place this year of Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, 13 and 14 March in Concord, NC. For more information, click on the link below: http://www.charlottehamfest.org/   That’s all for this month. Now let’s do the numbers…. January 2015 National Traffic System Report for South Carolina By Rusty Kirkpatrick, WU2T, SC STM Net Reports
Net / Check Ins / Traffic / Sessions / Reported By
Anderson Radio Club 2M Net / 824 / 31 / 31 / KK4WJE
Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net / 1872 / 41 / 31 / K4SUG
Carolina’s Net / 229 / 98 / 62 / N0SU
Columbia ARC 2M Net / 185 / 0 / 8 / KI4VRO
CSN / 168 / 23 / 31 / WS4P
Grand Strand ARC 2M Net / 194 / 27 / 16 / KI4HEE
Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net / 797 / 38 / 31 / KE4GV
Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net / 138 / 5 / 5 / AI4WN
Florence ARC 2 Meter Net / 38 / 4 / 4 / AK4BH
Kershaw / Richland ARES Net / 24 / 10 / 4 / KF4UKC
Lancaster County 2M Net / 32 / 4 / 0 / N4WMB
Midland Emergency Response Net / 51 / 11 / 4 / KF4UKC
PALS Net / 1005 / 43 / 31 / WD4HEM
SC SSB Net / 1687 / 130 / 31 / WU2T
Trident ARC 2M Net / 99 / 17 / 8 / W4DAX
Upstate Carolina ARS 2M / 440 Net / 247 / 41 / 13 / KD8KCN
York Co. ARS 2 Meter FM Net / 754 / 69 / 53 / N3TKC
 4RN Cycle 2 Rpt.              Chk-ins 659        Traff-in 342         Traff-out 342      Relays 39
AJ4TH Digital Relay Station                           Rec -     14           For - 15                Total - 29
N4RNM Digital Relay Station       Rec - 39               For - 9                  Total - 48
Station Activity Reports
Station / Sent / Received / Delivered / Originated / Total
WU2T / 8 / 40 / 6 / 4 / 58
AJ4TH / 25 / 29 / 0 / 0 / 54
WS4P / 59 / 54 / 0 / 0 / 113
  73 de Marc Tarplee N4UFP ARRL Section Manager, South Carolina Section www.arrlsc.org

 

 

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