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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

Basic Information

Division:
Roanoke
Description:

Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators.  This is Marc, N4UFP with the March 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.

Let me begin with a reminder about the Basic Contesting class that will be held in Columbia, SC, on Saturday, April 30th.  The course, which is being put on by the Swamp Fox Contest Group, is geared toward amateurs interested in, but unfamiliar with, contesting.  Although equipment, antennas and such specific to contesting will be discussed, it is expected that students will be licensed Amateurs with a basic knowledge of amateur radio communications.

Basic topics covered:
1. About contesting
2. Types of Contests
3. VHF/UHF
4. Equipment
5. N1MM+
6. RTTY
7. The contest – before, during, after

This event will be held on 4/30/2016 at the SC ETV Telecommunications Center, 1041 George Rogers Blvd., Columbia, SC  29201. It will start at 9:00 am, and should be over at lunchtime. After lunch there will be a more in-depth discussion with those who desire it. The classroom has limited seating, so PLEASE RSVP right away to:
Dave Fuseler, NJ4F
President, Swamp Fox Contest Group
nj4f@arrl.net
843-647-0101

There are three hamfests coming up in SC during the next few weeks, the particulars of which appear below. I plan to attend all three and hope to see you there.

Event: Ridge Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Party
Time: 4/16/2016 beginning at 9:00 am.
Place: Large grass lot adjacent to the Shealy's Bar B-Q Corporate office on US HWY #1, 340 East Columbia Ave, Leesville, SC 29070
Website: http://www.w4rrc.org/
Other Information: Admission is free!  Parking is free!
Contact: Roger Williamson, N4NRW williamsonr@pbtcomm.net

Event: Upstate Hamfest - ARRL Carolina Section Convention.
Time: 5/7/2016 beginning at 8:00 am.
Place: Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, Spartanburg, SC
Website: http://www.blueridgears.org/brars/upstate-hamfest/
Other Information: Admission is $8.00
VE Testing - signup at 10:00 am
Talk-in 146.610 Primary, 146.82 secondary
Contact: Robert Webster, WR8RW wr8rw@mail.com

Event: Trident Amateur Radio Club Annual Tailgate Party
Time: 5/21/2016 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Place: Goose Creek Masonic Lodge 401, 145 St. James Ave., Goose Creek (across from BiLo)
Website: http://www.tridenthams.org/
Other information: Repeater talk-in is 147.270+ T123.0
Breakfast will be served in the lodge from 7:30-10:30 AM for an additional cost
There will also be a carwash put on in the morning by the Rainbow Girls
No Admission Fee to enter tailgate event.
There is a $5.00 charge per table/tailgate to sell at the event
Contact: Ron Davis K4TCP Ron.Davis@gmx.us

I would like to congratulate The Schofield Middle School Technology and Amateur Radio Club (N4SMS) in Aiken SC for their outstanding performance in the February 2016 School Roundup.   They placed first overall in the United States with 1051 contacts and 428,808 points. This club is supported by Elmers from the North Augusta-Belvedere Radio Club, and I would like to thank them as well for their efforts on behalf of N4SMS. If you run into any of the club members or their Elmers, please be sure to congratulate them on a stellar performance.

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

March 2016 Traffic Report
By Rusty Kirkpatrick, WU2T, SC STM
Net Reports
Net / Check Ins / Traffic / Sessions / Reported By
Anderson Radio Club 2M Net  / 832 / 34 / 31 / W3SUE
Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net  / 1740 / 48 / 31 / K4SUG
Carolina’s Net  / 271 / 72 / 62 / N0SU
Columbia ARC 2M Net / 225 / 54 / 9 / W4SJD
CSN / 202 / 19 / 31 / WS4P
Florence ARC 2 Meter Net  / 51 / 4 / 4 / K4AVR
Grand Strand ARC 2M Net  / 401 / 23 / 19 / KJ4DE
Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net / 668 / 33 / 30 / K4KNJ
Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net  / 122 / 5 / 5 / AI4WN
Greenwood ARC 70CM Net / 20 / 3 / 3 / AI4WN
Keowee Toxaway ARC / 58 / 6 / 4 / KJ4YLP
Kershaw ARC 2 Meter Net  / 69 / 10 / 4 / KM4KQM
Lancaster County 2M Net / 31 / 1 / 4 / N4WMB
Midland ERC / 58 / 11 / 4 / KM4KQM
Midland ERC Simplex Net / 31 / 4 / 4 / KM4KQM
PALS Net  / 850 / 45 / 30 / KB4ERT
SC SSB Net / 1575 / 118 / 31 / WU2T
Trident ARC 2M Net / 96 / 17 / 4 / W4DAX
Trident ARC CW Training Net / 12 / 5 / 4 / W4DAX
Upstate Carolina ARS 2M / 440 Net / 234 / 13 / 13 / KJ4YLP
York Co. ARS 2 Meter FM Net /  /  /  / N3TKC
4RN Cycle 2 Rpt.       Chk-ins 650     Traff-in 311     Traff-out 0      Relays 0
N4RNM Digital Relay Station         Rec  -   28        For  -   8          Total  - 36
WS4P Digital Relay Station            Rec –   32        For –  2            Total – 34
 
Station Activity Reports
Station / Sent / Received / Delivered / Originated / Total
WU2T / 6 / 46 / 2 / 0 / 54
WS4P / 83 / 149 / 3 / 0 / 235
N4RNM / 63 / 55 / 0 / 0 / 118
 
Public Service Honor Roll
Station / Cat1 / Cat2 / Cat3 / Cat4 / Cat5 / Cat6 / Total
WS4P / 40 / 40 / 40 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 130
N4RNM / 40 / 40 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 90

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 Emergency 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         146.775 -  156.7       Mon   8:30PM
Keowee Toxaway Amateur Radio Club 145.290- 162.2     Tue / Thu*
* 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 146.790-  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
PALSNETGreeleyville         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    8:30PM
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.us for 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
York County 70cm Sat Net   441.525+ 162.2 Sat    7:00PM
York County 222 Net             224.840+          Wed  7:00PM
Hoodlum Net                          28.340              Sat   10:00PM

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

South Carolina Officials