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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

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Division:
Roanoke
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Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators.  This is Marc, N4UFP with the May 2016 South Carolina Section Manager’s Report.  Please remember that the SC 
Section website can be found at: www.arrlsc.org/ where my full SM report 
will be listed as well as up-to-the-date information on Amateur Radio in South Carolina.


I would like to begin with some reminders of upcoming events, the rist of 
which comes from Dirk Esterline, KG8JK:

“The third annual Civilian Conservation Corps On-The-Air weekend will be 
held the second full weekend in August, 2016. The event will start Saturday 
at 14:00z (10:00am EDT) and run until Sunday 21:00z (5:00 pm EDT). The 
Civilian Conservation Corps came into being in the spring of 1933. Its goal 
was twofold: to provide needed economic relief to families suffering from 
the effects of the Great Depression and to protect and develop the natural 
resources of the United States. CCC Amateur Radio Ops strives to honor the 
contribution that "The Boys" of the corps made to our country and to our 
natural environment. As radio played a big part in how the camps 
communicated with each other, our goal is to put the sites of the CCC camps 
back on the air. We would encourage you to activate the actual location of 
one of the camps however, if it is no longer accessible or you cannot get 
permission to set up on the site, you may operate from one of the project 
sites the camp worked on. Many state lo
cal parks have buildings that were constructed by the "CCC Boys" and would 
make a suitable place to not only honor them but also promote amateur radio 
at the same time. For more information see our website www.qsl.net/ccc or 
contact KG8JK via email: ccc@qsl.net .”

Next, I would like to remind everyone of the upcoming WCARS Hamfest, to be 
held Saturday July 30, 2016 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree 
Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785.

Gates open at 6:00 AM, doors open at 8:00 AM. Tickets are $5.00 in advance 
or $7.00 at the gate.

Talk-In: N4DTR – 147.390+ PL 94.8 or W4MOE – 146.910- PL 91.5

The hamfest will have free parking, hourly prizes, reserved indoor tables, 
covered flea market spaces, and on-site camping available with electricity 
and water, on a first-come, first-served basis, from 12:00 noon 7/29/2016 to 
4:00 pm 7/30/16.

For more information, contact www.wcars.org

Labor Day weekend will bring the Shelby Hamfest, which will be held this 
year at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds 1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 
28152. Hours of operation are:

Friday 9/2/20169am - 3 pm
Saturday 9/3/16: Gates open at 7:00 AM, dealer buildings will be open 8:00 
AM-5:00 PM
Sunday 9/4/16: Gates open at 7:00 AM, dealer buildings will be open 8:00 
AM-1:00 PM

Tickets are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the gate

Talk-In:  146.880 (-), No Tone - W4NYR Repeater

There will also be VE testing available on Saturday only.  WCARS is 
providing the testing service for a cost of $10.00.  For more information: 
chairman@shelbyhamfest.org

There are two hamfests in SC in October.

First is the Rock Hill Hamfest, to be held on 10/1/2016, at the New Kirk 
Baptist Church, 175 Museum Road,  Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Talk-In: 147.030 Negative (PL 88.5)

Gates open at 7:00 am, and there will be VE testing at 9:30 am. For more 
information, go to:

http://ycars.org/YCARS/2016_Rock_Hill_Hamfest.html

Two weeks later, the Lake Hartwell Hamfest will be held at Darwin Wright 
Municipal Park, 1002 Manse Jolly Road, Anderson, SC 29621. For more 
information, go to http://www.andersonradioclub.com

Since I am writing this report in mid-July, I would like to include some 
information about Field Day, rather than hold it until next month. I visited 
the following sites in the Upstate of SC, and I would like to thank them for 
their hospitality:
York County Amateur Radio Society
Carolina Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Anderson Radio Club
Greer Amateur Radio Club
Spartanburg Amateur Radio Club

I received FD messages from the following clubs:
Greer Amateur Radio Club
Florence Amateur Radio Club
Sumter Amateur Radio Association
Anderson Radio Club
York County Amateur Radio Society
North Augusta-Belvedere Radio Club
Charleston Amateur Radio Society

The weather and band conditions made Field Day a challenge this year and I 
want to tip my hat to the operators who braved the heat to get out and make 
some contacts.

That’s it for this month. Now it’s time for the numbers …

May 2016 National Traffic System Report for South Carolina

NET REPORTS
Net / Check Ins / Traffic / Sessions / Reported By
4RN Cycle 2 Rpt. / 593 / 218 / 62 / WS4P
Carolina’s Net  / 260 / 56 / 62 / N0SU
Columbia ARC 2M Net / 186 / 25 / 8 / K4HGA
CSN / 190 / 20 / 31 / WS4P
Florence ARC 2 Meter Net  / 53 / 5 / 5 / K4AVR
Grand Strand ARC 2M Net  / 322 / 31 / 19 / KJ4DE
Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net  / 109 / 4 / 4 / AI4WN
Greenwood ARC 70CM Net / 46 / 5 / 5 / AI4WN
Kershaw ARC 2 Meter Net  / 54 / 15 / 5 / KI4RAX
Lancaster County 2M Net / 31 / 1 / 5 / N4WMB
Midland ERC / 73 / 20 / 5 / KI4RAX
Midland ERC Simplex Net / 31 / 5 / 5 / KI4RAX
PALS Net  / 819 / 46 / 31 / KB4ERT
SC SSB Net / 1440 / 94 / 31 / N4RNM
Trident ARC 2M Net / 93 / 23 / 5 / W4DAX
Trident ARC CW Training Net / 28 / 9 / 5 / W4DAX
Upstate Carolina ARS 2M / 440 Net / 182 / 9 / 11 / KJ4YLP
York Co. ARS 2 / 220 / 440 Nets / 843 / 249 / 61 / N3TKC

AJ4TH Digital Relay Station    Rec -        Sent -        Total -
N4RNM Digital Relay Station    Rec -    70      Sent -    15    Total - 85
WS4P Digital Relay Station      Rec –    39      Sent – 5        Total – 44

Station Activity Reports
Station / Sent / Received / Delivered / Originated / Total
WU2T / 12 / 42 / 1 / 0 / 45
WS4P / 67 / 113 / 0 / 0 / 180
N4RNM / 26 / 95 / 1 / 2 / 124

Public Service Honor Roll
Station / Cat1 / Cat2 / Cat3 / Cat4 / Cat5 / Cat6 / Total
WS4P / 40 / 40 / 40 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 130
N4RNM / 40 / 40 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 100
SOUTH CAROLINA NETS

NET NAME                FREQ        TONE    DAYS        TIME
Anderson ARC 2M Net        146.790 -                        Daily    8:30PM
Blue Ridge ARS 2M Net        146.610 -                Daily    9:00PM
Carolina State Line Net        146.730 -                Sun        9:00PM
Carolinas Net                3.573 CW                Daily    7:00PM
Carolinas Slow Net            3.571 CW               Daily    8:00PM
Charleston ARS            145.250 -               Thu        8:00PM
Coastal ARA 2M Net        146.910 -               Thu        9:00PM
Columbia ARC 2M Net        147.330 +    156.7  Sun /Wed    8:30PM
Coastal Carolina Emerg. Net    3.907 LSB               Daily    7:00PM
Edisto ARS 2M Net        147.090 +    156.7    Thu        8:00PM
Florence ARC 2M Net        146.850 -                Mon    8:30PM
Grand Strand Net            145.110 -    85.4    Sun        8:00PM
Grand Strand Net            444.675 +    85.4    Tue        8:00PM
Grand Strand Net            146.805 -    85.4    Thu        8:00PM
Grand Strand Net            147.120            85.4            Sat        8:00PM
Greater PeeDee 2M Net        146.745 -    82.5    Daily    9:00PM
Greenwood ARS 2M Net    147.165 +    107.2    Thu        9:00PM
GSARC 2M Simplex Net        146.540                        Sat        10:30AM
GSARC 6M Net            51.800            1st Sat        2:30PM
GSARC 10M Net            28.450            2nd Sat        2:30PM
Horry County SKYWARN (Primary)    147.090 +    123.0 When Needed
Horry County SKYWARN (Secondary)    145.110 –       85.4 When Needed
Kershaw County ARC        146.820 - 91.5    Mon        8:30PM
Keowee Toxaway ARC            145.290-    162.2         Tue   /   Thu* 8:00PM
* with exception of the Tuesday of the third week of the month.
Kershaw/Richland Dist.3 ARES Net    147.000    123.0    Thu        8:00PM
Lancaster County 2M Net    146.700    123.0    Sun        8:00PM
Midland Emergency Response Net    146.775    156.7    Sun
Newcomers Net (Charleston Area)    146.940 –
and 147.790-    123.0    Thu        8:00PM
Oconee 2M Net            147.270 +        Mon   /   Wed   /   Fri    8:00PM
Oconee 2M Net            147.030 +        Tue   /   Thu    8:00PM
PALSNET-------------------Greeleyville    145.230 -    123.0    Daily        9:30PM
PALSNET-------------------------Mullins    145.470 -    123.0     Daily        9:30PM
PALSNET------------------------Cheraw    145.490 -    123.0     Daily        9:30PM
PALSNET----------------------Pageland    146.895 -    123.0     Daily        9:30PM
PALSNET--------------------Bishopville    146.925 -    123.0    Daily        9:30PM
PALSNET-----------------------Florence    147.195 +    123.0     Daily        9:30PM
PALSNET-----------------------Florence     442.050 +    123.0     Daily        9:30PM
PALSNET-------------------Greeleyville    444.750 +    123.0     Daily        9:30PM
Pickens County ARES Net         146.700 -      107.2     Mon         8:00PM
QCWA Chapter 89 SSB net         3.990 LSB         Saturdays     9:00AM
QCWA Chapter 89 VHF net SC Heart Repeaters             Saturdays     9:00AM
SC Sandlapper 6M Net             50.250 USB         Tue         8:00PM
South Carolina HF ARES Net               3.9935 or 3.990LSB     1st, 3rd Mon 
6:00PM
South Carolina VHF   /   UHF ARES Net See www.SCHEART.us for Freq & Tone Sun 
8:00PM
Statewide SKYWARN See www.SCHEART.usfor Freq. & Tone Tue 9:00PM
South Carolina SSB Net            3.915 LSB         Daily        7:00PM
Spartanburg 2M Net              147.315 +         Mon   /   Fri    8:30PM
Spartanburg 70cm Net            442.075 +          1st, 3rd, 5th Thu    8:30PM
Trident ARC 2M CW Net        147.270    123.0     Tue        7:30PM
Trident ARC 2M Phone Net        147.270    123.0     Tue        8:00PM
Upstate Carolina ARS Long Mt.        442.775    127.3 Mon   /   Wed   /   Fri 
8:00PM
Upstate Carolina ARS Long Mt.        147.030    123.0 Mon   /   Wed   /   Fri 
8:00PM
Upstate Carolina ARS Glassy Mt.     444.350      127.3 Mon   /   Wed   /   Fri 
8:00PM
Upstate Carolina ARS Elberton, GA     444.700    118.8 Mon   /   Wed   /   Fri 
8:00PM
Upstate Carolina ARS Elberton, GA     145,210    118.8 Mon   /   Wed   /   Fri 
8:00PM
Upstate Carolina ARS Anderson        442.825    127.3 Mon   /   Wed   /   Fri 
8:00PM
Upstate Carolina ARS Honea Path     443.775    127.3 Mon   /   Wed   /   Fri 
8:00PM
Upstate Carolina ARS StumphouseMt    443.700    91.5   Mon   /   Wed   /   Fri 
8:00PM
York County ARS 2M Net        147.030 -    88.5    Daily        8:30PM
                               Mon-Fri        11:00AM

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

South Carolina Officials