SKYWARN Recognition 2018 – Columbia, SC


Registered Amateur Radio Operators,

Attached is the announcement for this year’s SKYWARN Recognition Day – Saturday, December 1st, 2018. Please spread the word, and register online. Space is limited.

For any questions, please contact Doug Anderson,

NOAA – National Weather Service
Columbia, SC Weather Forecast Office
2909 Aviation Way
West Columbia, SC 29170-2102

Phone: (803) 822-8135

Sumter County Ham Theory Class


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

Upcoming Training @ SCEMD


SCEMD will be conducting additional training for current SC ARES and AuxCom Operators on Fed 9th, 2019. More information will be posted shortly regarding the time and training that is being offered. This quarter’s training was cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.


2018 ARES/RACES Tactical Communications Plan


The 2018 edition of the ARES/RACES Tactical Communications Plan is ready for download.  The plan has updated information on new repeaters added to the SCHEART network in 2017.

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.


Roger KD4JQJ

SC ARES Tactical plan V4.4a