Tag: South Carolina

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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