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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 2015 South Carolina Section Manager’s Report.  Please remember that the SC Section website can be found at: www.arrlsc.org/ 

We begin with a short update on H3365, a bill under consideration by the SC General Assembly is that could make mobile amateur radio operations illegal. The bill has been sent to the SC House Committee on Judiciary and since Rep. McLeod signed on as a sponsor on 21 January 2015, the General Assembly has taken no further action.  The consensus among General Assembly members with whom I have had contact is that this bill will go nowhere in this session. We will continue to watch it, and let you know if anything changes and we need to take action.

I mentioned HR-1301, the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 in last month’s report, but I would like to revisit it quickly.  This bill’s purpose is to extend the “reasonable accommodation” for amateur radio antenna systems included in PRB-1 to those affected by private land use restrictions.  If you have not already sent your Congressman a letter regarding HR-1301, our Vice Director, Bill Morine, N2COP,  will have a computer, software, and printer set up at the ARRL Booth at the Upstate Hamfest in Spartanburg that print the letter for you.  Be sure to stop by the booth and have the letter printed, if you have not done so already.

Here is a link to more information on this topic:
http://www.arrl.org/hr-1301

We have two hamfests coming up during May 2015:

The Upstate Hamfest
2 May 2015
Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds
Spartanburg, SC
For more information:
http://www.blueridgears.org/brars/upstate-hamfest/

Trident Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Party
9 May 2015
145 Saint James Ave
Goose Creek, SC 29445
For more information:
http://www.tridenthams.org/calendar.htm


That’s all for this month. Now let’s do the numbers….
March 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  / 962 / 38 / 31 / KK4WJE
Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net  / 1805 / 62 / 31 / K4SUG
Carolina’s Net  / 277 / 68 / 62 / N0SU
Columbia ARC 2M Net / 230 / 0 / 9 / W4SJD
CSN / 164 / 25 / 31 / WS4P
Florence ARC 2 Meter Net  / 43 / 4 / 5 / AK4BH
Grand Strand ARC 2M Net  / 226 / 25 / 15 / KI4HEE
Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net / 700 / 32 / 28 / K4KNJ
Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net  / 97 / 4 / 4 / AI4WN
Lancaster County 2M Net / 39 / 0 / 5 / N4WMB
PALS Net  / 999 / 43 / 31 / KB4ERT
SC SSB Net / 1611 / 113 / 31 / WU2T
Trident ARC 2M Net / 86 / 12 / 5 / W4DAX
Trident ARC CW Training Net / 31 / 0 / 2 / W4DAX
Upstate Carolina ARS 2M / 440 Net / 273 / 48 / 13 / KD8KCN
York Co. ARS 2 Meter FM Net / 788 / 85 / 53 / N3TKC
4RN Cycle 2 Rpt. Chk-ins 664   Traff-in 448  Traff-out 448  Relays 88
AJ4TH Digital Relay Station  Rec - 22 For  - 16 Total  - 38
N4RNM Digital Relay Station Rec  - 6 For  - 2  Total  - 8
 
Station Activity Reports
Station / Sent / Received / Delivered / Originated / Total
WU2T / 6 / 38 / 7 / 4 / 55
AJ4TH / 26 / 37 / 5 / 0 / 68
WS4P / 36 / 33 / 0 / 0 / 69
N4RNM / 28 / 28 / 0 / 0 / 56
 
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

Until next month …

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

 

 

South Carolina Officials