Tag: South Carolina

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Assets Active as Category 4 Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall

An array of Amateur Radio public service assets is active as Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach on the Florida Panhandle today, boasting devastating 155 MPH winds. The storm is believed to be the first Category 4 or stronger hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle, and the National Hurricane Center has been warning of […]

via the ARRL: South Carolina Amateur Radio Volunteers Assist with Emergency Communication

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers from several South Carolina counties are pitching in to help support emergency communication, as the state deals with the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. The storm, now a tropical depression, continues to generate heavy rainfall in the Carolinas. “Amateur Radio operators are far from ‘amateurs’ when it comes to providing […]

via the ARRL: FCC Grants ARRL Temporary Waiver Request to Permit PACTOR 4 Use in Hurricane Relief

The FCC has granted an ARRL request for a temporary waiver of Section 97.307(f) of the FCC’s Amateur Service rules to permit the use of PACTOR 4 digital mode for Amateur Radio communication within the continental US related to Hurricane Florence relief. The grant extends through Tuesday, September 18, and a formal order addressing the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1020

This Week in Amateur Radio #1020 Release Date: September 15, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by: Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:07:52 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1020 Trending stories […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Stands Down after Nearly 40 Hours of Operation

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced that it’s shutting down its activation for Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a Tropical Storm but still “a formidable system that will affect the coastal states for days,” HWN Assistant Manager Stan Broadway, N8BHL, said. “Because the storm is moving inland, Amateur Radio activity will shift to the […]

13 Colonies Special Event Returns July 1-7

The ninth annual 13 Colonies Special Event will take place July 1-7, with activity starting at 1300 UTC on July 1 and continuing until 0400 on July 7 (the evening of July 6 in US time zones). Participating stations try to contact all 13 Colony Stations plus two Bonus Stations — a clean sweep, a […]

Volunteers help make Assault on Mount Mitchell successful (South Carolina)

The Assault on Mount Mitchell would spin out of control without the 200 to 300 volunteers it takes to man this 102.7-mile annual odyssey from Spartanburg up to the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River. “The logistics are mind-boggling,” Roger Habisreutinger said. He has been driving a truck loaded with these “fine-tuned, lightweight racing […]

FCC Deactivates Emergency Reporting System In Most NC/SC Counties

The FCC has deactivated its Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) in all but North Carolina and Horry County, S.C. On Oct.7, the FCC activated DIRS for Hurricane Matthew-related information. DIRS is a web-based system via which broadcasters, cable operators and others can report the status of their communications capabilities and “situational awareness.”   Read more: http://bit.ly/2e8BfRq

John Crockett remembered as emergency communications advocate (South Carolina)

A S.C. Educational Television leader and emergency communications advocate John Crockett, Jr. (W3KH) died Wednesday following a lengthy illness. Crockett was 69. “John was a great leader, mentor and a champion for public service,” said ETV president Linda O’Bryon. “He worked tirelessly to ensure that SCETV’s network provided citizens with access to broadcast, educational content […]

via the ARRL: Frequencies in Use in Conjunction with Hurricane Matthew Response

These Amateur Radio frequencies are known to be in use or are available for use during the response to Hurricane Matthew. Please avoid interfering with these frequencies, and do not check into any emergency nets unless you genuinely have something of importance to contribute. Northern Florida ARES Net: 3.950 or 7.252 MHz International SATERN Net: […]

via the ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Ramps Up to “Catastrophic Response Mode” for Matthew

Active for the past 2 days in response to the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) now has ramped up to Alert Level 5 — “Catastrophic Response Mode.” Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais in western Haiti at 1100 UTC. The HWN focuses on eliciting real-time “ground truth” weather information and […]

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