The South Carolina Statewide ARES HF Net provides another communications path in time of emergency. While subject to the vagaries of HF propagation, it is often available when other systems are not. A training net is currently held weekly on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM local time on 3.990 MHz (+/-) LSB. All licensed hams with 75-meter operating privileges are invited to participate.
We typically run Netlogger during the net to communicate frequency changes, add comments/notes, etc. You are welcome to follow along in Netlogger.
SC HF ARES Net mapped check-ins
This map shows the 40 stations that checked in during the months of May and June ’22. Notice we’re getting check-ins from all across the state. Thanks everyone for checking in with us and please join us on Tuesdays @ 6:00 PM on 3.990 +/- LSB.
Care to Zoom in for closer look? Here’s a link to this map: NCM Map of Station Locations (net-control.us)
Winlink learning resources
There are many online resources available to help users learn Winlink.
Two of the better resources are linked here:
Winlink practice opportunities
a) Send messages to yourself, or another operator’s station. Practice attaching forms (from Select Template) or photographs. Note, the total size of a Winlink message after compression including all file attachments may not exceed 120 kb.
b) On any day of the week, you can send messages to the group in Florida W4AKH Winlink Net.
c) On Wednesdays, you can send messages to the Winlink Wednesday group Winlink Wednesday.
d) On Thursdays, you can send messages to the Winlink Thursday group Winlink Thursdays
Summer outdoor activity precautions
Every Thursday morning @ 9AM, the SCHeart Net includes a different training topic. Two recent topics that are relevant for any summer outdoor activity are heat and lightning. We want to be prepared for these potential hazards. Please take time to review these summaries and keep personal safety in mind.
Heat SAF-103 heat injury
Lightning SAF-112 lightning
Hurricane Season June 1 – November 30 – Links to follow for information
Hurricane Watch Net – The Hurricane Watch Net (hwn.org) When activated, you will find us on 14.325 MHz (USB) by day and 7.268 MHz (LSB) by night. If propagation dictates, daytime operations will be conducted on both frequencies simultaneously.
Passing message traffic
In keeping with the role of this being a training net and to improve the emergency response skills of net participants, the HF net planning group is adding passing of message traffic to the content of the net.
Ideally each week, toward the end of the net, we’ll include some sort of traffic, such as an ICS-213. Participation is encouraged, but voluntary.
If you are interested in being either a sender or receiver, please send a note to KN4KRZ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to ICS Forms (with instructions)
Winlink Workshop – Learn about Winlink from experts
Thursday evenings @ 8:30 SC Midlands ARES Net To get involved in the South Carolina’s Midlands ARES, join this group and join us for our weekly MIDLANDS ARES Training Net at 8:30pm on Thursdays. STARTING Thursday, DEC. 16, 2021, this net will be conducted on the Little Mountain repeater, on frequency 147.210 MHz, using a positive offset and a PL tone of 156.7 Hz. Additional information is available at the Facebook page for “SC Midland ARES.”
|Tuesday, June 7||1||N4BQQ, Mike|
|Tuesday, June 14||2||N2EIO, David|
|Tuesday, June 21||3||KN4KRZ, Mark G|
|Tuesday, June 28||4||KN4KRZ, Mark G|
|Tuesday, July 5||1||N4BQQ, Mike|
|Tuesday, July 12||2||N2EIO, David|
|Tuesday, July 19||3||WD4NG, Dan|
|Tuesday, July 26||4||KN4KRZ, Mark G|
|Tuesday, August 2||1||KM4RK, Mark V|
|Tuesday, August 9||2||N4BQQ, Mike|
|Tuesday, August 16||3||WD4NG, Dan|
|Tuesday, August 23||4||N2EIO, David|
|Tuesday, August 30||5||KN4KRZ, Mark G|