This one hour 22 minute video from the RATPAC Planning team is a must see for ARES and Skywarn volunteers. All statewide emergency frequencies are listed in the tactical communications plan, download it, print it out, keep it next to your radio.
Click on the picture for the video.
Q&A starts at the 46 minute mark, some very good questions.
WHAT IS ARES ?
FCC Licensed amateur radio operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with the local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
Statewide ARES VHF Net:
Held every Sunday night at 8:00 PM
on the combined Charleston Amateur Radio Society and Trident Amateur Radio Club Linked Systems. The linked systems are linked into the SCHEARTS Awendaw Hub and the SCHEARTS Reflector. Currently, if you are in the Columbia and Conway areas, you are encouraged to check in to the net by using the local SCHEARTS repeaters (Columbia 146.715 Tone 91.5, Conway 146.715 Tone162.2). Connect the repeater to the Reflector by entering: ” *0
Statewide ARES HF Net:
Held on Tuesdays 6:00pm (local) on 3.990 LSB
Statewide ARRL NTS Net:
Held every night at 7:00pm (local) on 3.915 LSB for more information please go to http://scssb.net/
Please click on Local ARES Nets above for a more complete list of the nets in South Carolina.