ARES/RACES/AUXCOMM Tactical Communications Guide

The latest edition of the South Carolina ARES/RACES and AUXCOMM Tactical Guide is available for download. Significant Revision changes include: Updates to County Tactical Frequency Table, Change of DMR data talk group for emergency operation, Transfer of  Winlink HF data operation from Army MARS to Department of Homeland Security SHARES. SC ARES Tactical plan V3.1a …

State of Emergency for SC – OpCon 4

South Carolina Governor Declares State of Emergency COLUMBIA, S.C. (Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:30 p.m.) – Governor Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency in advance of any potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and flooding from a separate weather system. READ MORE State now at OPCON 4, Prepares for Heavy Rain, Flooding and Hurricane …

Website Updates

Please see the Join ARES link above for the latest ARES/RACES application in PDF and DOC formats. If you see issues or have things to add to this website, please contact Billy Irwin – K9oh @

Something to Think About

Below are some thoughts pertaining to your involvement with a local ARES Group. How well is your ARES group doing? Do you and your group have a plan ‘When All Else Fails”? Planning and organization are key parts to being prepared for a sudden or predicted disaster. With the right assets and proper training your …


Please review ICS217 Frequency List DRAFTS under DOWNLOADS. UPDATED 6/12/13 to include UHF frequency list Please send updates/corrections to Charlie Miller, AE4UX

Training Materials Added

We have created a directory for training materials that may be of use to ARES members and others. You may download these materials by going to and choosing from the files there. If anyone would like to see anything added, please contact K4FLL or K9OH.

Internet Explorer 8 and 9 Issue

Attention users of Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 and 9. A problem has occured in our theme coding to where it doesn’t work well with these newer versions. This is the only browser affected. If you are one of these users, please read below to resolve the issue. 1. Click “Tools”. 2. Click “Compatibility View” …

Planned Emergency Survival Kit

Bobby McBride, W4KSD has put together a listed of planned goods for assembly of an Emergency Survival Kit.  The items listed will be discussed in upcoming training topics for the SC Statewide Skywarn Nets.  Please join us on the nets on Tuesday nights at 9:00pm on the SCHEART Linked Repeaters. Here is the list: Emergency …


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