A revised 2019 edition of the ARES/RACES Tactical Communications Plan is available for download. The revised plan has updated information for the Sumter Tactical Frequency, 145.430 MHz and corrects the PL tone for the SCHEART repeater at Union to 156.7 Hz.
Thanks to all the people who have submitted input this document and those who allow their repeaters to be used by ARES. Most of all, thanks to the many amateur operators who routinely train and exercise ensuring they are ready to support emergency communications for South Carolina.
The Sumter Amateur Radio Association has agreed to hold a ham radio theory class for the Technician Class license starting in January. Classes will be on Thursday nights from
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the private dining room at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital. The course will run from January 24th to March 28th with testing on the final night of class. There will be some cost involved; approximately $30 for study material and $10 for the exam. If you already have your license but want to learn more you are welcome too.
For more info or to register please contact George KK4F@arrl.net