ARRL Sections - South Carolina

South Carolina

South Carolina

Contact Information

Section Name:
South Carolina
Marc Tarplee N4UFP
Daytime Phone:
(803) 327-8015
Evening Phone:
(803) 327-4978

Basic Information


August 2014

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

The SC Section website is back on line. It can now be found at I still need to make some additional changes to simplify navigation, but before the weekend is everything should be working.

We have a new Field Service Organization appointee, Brad Humphries, AE4VJ, who will be our new Technical Coordinator. Brad is a Broadcast Engineer with CBS Radio in Charlotte, NC and lives in York, SC. He will be a great asset to the Field Service Organization in our State and I am looking forward to working with him. You may contact him at

I hope that most of you have heard about HR4969, a bill now in the U.S. House of Representatives that would direct the FCC to extend the "reasonable accommodation" provisions for Amateur Radio antennas to include all types of land-use regulation, including deed restrictions and restrictive covenants. According to my latest estimates, there are at least 50 Representatives who have signed on as co-sponsors. Unfortunately, none are from SC, but we need to continue to work to get them on board. For more information regarding this bill and how you can contact your Representative, please go to

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

18 October 2014
Lake Hartwell Hamfest
Darwin Wright Park
Manse Jolly Road
Anderson, SC
Gates open at 9:00 am

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


South Carolina Officials