Hurricane Dorian Operations

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The Governor has placed South Carolina under a state of emergency as preparations are underway for Hurricane Dorian. South Carolina Emergency Management has elevated the threat level to OPCON 1 and the State Emergency Operations Center fully activated 0800 on September 1, 2019.

The SCHEART network will transition into emergency operational mode on Tuesday September 2nd and the SEOC radio room will be staffed starting at 0800 to support auxiliary communications until the hurricane threat is over. The South Carolina ARES/ RACES Auxiliary Communications Tactical Communications Guide provides details for SCHEART network users. The current copy of the plan can be downloaded from the ARES website at http://ares-sc.org

As a general rule the VHF analog repeaters support county EOC to state EOC tactical communications while the UHF repeaters support healthcare facility to state EOC communications. During low traffic periods and informational nets, the VHF and UHF repeater networks may be combined. The DMR PRN talk group provides statewide coverage for command traffic or alternate tactical traffic. DMR local talk group is available for regional traffic. Information about talk groups can be found in the Tactical Guide.

If you experience issues with the network, please submit a support ticket on the website or contact the SEOC radio room.