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South Carolina

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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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Roanoke
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Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators.  This is Marc, N4UFP with the September 2015 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.

The end of September and early October was a time of record-setting rain that resulted in flooding in many coastal areas, as well as inland cities like Columbia. Some news reporters referred to this event as the Thousand-Year flood, but it felt more like the Eternal Flood. The rain simply kept coming, but fortunately it came without much accompanying weather. Many people suffered significant losses and I wish them all a speedy return to normalcy and life-as-usual. One thing that thankfully did not happen was widespread utility and telecom outages. Because the state’s utility infrastructure remained mostly intact, amateurs were not called up in a big way to provide emergency/auxiliary communications. There was some ARES activity, some SKYWARN activity, and the SC emergency Management Division did have a group of amateur radio operators who manned the amateur position at the state EOC  continuously during the storm and immediately thereafter. I would like to thank all those who volunteered their services, whether it was in connection with amateur radio, or in support of relief organizations such as the Red Cross. Your efforts made the difference for people who were very much in need.

In 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and radio amateurs will be able to help mark the occasion with the ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event. The fun begins at 0000 UTC on January 1, 2016 and runs through 2359 UTC 31 December 2016.

“As ARRL just celebrated our own Centennial, and Amateur Radio is often enjoyed in the great outdoors, it seemed fitting to devise a program to help NPS celebrate their own 100th birthday,” said ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X. As he explained, NPOTA will run throughout 2016, with activity promoted and encouraged from each of the more than 430 official NPS administrative units and affiliated areas across the US. This includes all 59 National Parks as well as National Battlefields, Historic Sites, Memorials, Preserves, Reserves, Rivers, Seashores, National Scenic Trails, and other units.
For more information about NPOTA, please go to

http://www.arrl.org/NPOTA

This year-long event would be a wonderful opportunity for SC clubs to operate portable during both Winter and Summer Field Days. Here is a list of National Park sites in SC that I know of:

Cowpens National Battlefield 
Kings Mountain National Military Park 
Ninety Six National Historic Site 
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site 
Fort Sumter National Monument 
Congaree National Park 
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site

I hope people take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy our National Park site and have some fun with amateur radio.

Last weekend, Aiken County ARES held its third annual Go Kit competition. As I write this report, I have not yet seen the results, but as soon as I do, I will post them to the Section web page and send out an addendum to this report.

There will be another Go-Kit competition in our Section in November.  The Columbia Amateur Radio Club (CARC) is hosting their first ever Go-Kit Competition/Exhibition.  The event will be held Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 am, November 7th in the rear parking lot of SCETV on George Rogers Blvd near Williams-Brice Stadium, in Columbia, SC. 

For more information, go to:

http://w4cae.com/


That’s all for this month. Now let’s do the numbers….

September  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  / 730 / 33 / 30 / KK4WJE
Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net  / 1683 / 45 / 30 / K4SUG
Carolina’s Net  / 203 / 56 / 60 / N0SU
Columbia ARC 2M Net / 229 / 3 / 9 / W4SJD
CSN / 171 / 19 / 30 / WS4P
Florence ARC 2 Meter Net  / 41 / 4 / 4 / K4AVR
Grand Strand ARC 2M Net  / 319 / 19 / 30 / KJ4DE
Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net / 830 / 41 / 30 / K4KNJ
Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net  / 99 / 4 / 4 / AI4WN
Greenwood ARC 70CM Net / 27 / 3 / 3 / AI4WN
Kershaw ARC 2 Meter Net  / 49 / 4 / 4 / KM4KQM
Lancaster County 2M Net / 29 / 0 / 4 / N4WMB
Midland ERC / 64 / 5 / 4 / KM4KQM
Midland ERC Simplex Net / 29 / 4 / 4 / KM4KQM
PALS Net  / 911 / 62 / 30 / KB4ERT
SC SSB Net / 1282 / 133 / 30 / WU2T
Upstate Carolina ARS 2M / 440 Net / 259 / 52 / 13 / KJ4YLP
York Co. ARS 2 Meter FM Net / 981 / 116 / 52 / N3TKC
4RN Cycle 2 Rpt. Chk-ins  553 Traff-in 231  Traff-out 215  Relays 110
AJ4TH Digital Relay Station  Rec -  For  -  Total  -
N4RNM Digital Relay Station Rec  - 50 For  - 59 Total  - 109
 
Station Activity Reports
Station / Sent / Received / Delivered / Originated / Total
WU2T / 8 / 42 / 2 / 0 / 52
AJ4TH / 26 / 28 / 0 / 0 / 54
WS4P / 28 / 32 / 0 / 0 / 60
N4RNM / 64 / 61 / 1 / 4 / 130
 
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
 
 
 
 
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
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
Greater PeeDee 2M Net   146.745 -  82.5  Daily   9:00PM
Greenwood ARS 2M Net   147.165 +  107.2  Thu   9:00PM
Horry County SKYWARN   147.120 +, 145.110 -  When Needed
Kershaw County ARC    146.775 -  156.7  Mon   8:30PM
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
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    3.390 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.us for Freq,& Tone Tue 9:00PM
 
NET NAME    FREQ   TONE  DAYS   TIME
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 -   Daily   8:30PM
 
73 de Marc Tarplee N4UFP
ARRL Section Manager, South Carolina Section www.arrlsc.org

 

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