Pete Emmel

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Important Dates for 2023

Mark your calendar for these important dates. More details when we get a bit closer. June 3rd  – Saturday 10am quarterly ARES / AUXCOMM / COMU training AT EMD.  Topics will be Shares, EMCOM trailers, Sat phone and more. Watch your email for an opportunity to register. Keep your SPAM folder cleared so you will …

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The use of 10 codes & Q codes in Amateur Radio

I hear a lot of “10 codes” used on the ham radio frequencies. These “10 codes” (10-4, 10-20, 10-100) were used in the CB language back in the 70’s when CB was the “Craze”. CB radio still uses “10 codes” in their daily language. These codes are not really acceptable in amateur radio communities. As …

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Winlink RMS Gateway TIP

In an emergency communications (EmCom) situation connecting to a Amateur HF Winlink RMS Gateway might be your last resort to passing EmCom messages.   Some RMS gateways will not allow you to connect if their internet connection is lost but some others may give you the box below. If the message you are trying to send …

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Helpful tip from Dan WD4NG

Winlink for Emergency Communications: Beginners Workshop

The WaveTalkers crew will be hosting a workshop called: Winlink for Emergency Communications: Beginners Workshop, on Thursday evenings in the Month of February 2023 beginning on February 16, 2023 at 7pm Pacific Time. This Introductory Workshop is targeted at hams radio operators who are NEW to Winlink. The goal of this series is to get New-To-Winlink users familiarized with the …

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Richland County publishes ARES exercise pics

CLICK HERE to see all of the Richland county fire station net exercise pictures

Lexington EOC preps for VC Summer exercise

ARES and CERT volunteers assist Lexington EOC prepare for the VC Summer exercise. The radio room was staffed to support this exercise which will be conducted during the March statewide full scale exercise on March 7 & 8 2023. One or two loose ends to tie up and we are ready to roll.

Winlink Power User Tricks

The Wavetalkers did a session Sunday on shortcuts for Winlink. They covered Group Addresses, how to create and use,, how to save templates with your information, How to check for new messages before you actually download the messages (display list of messages), how to set a default template, how to set auto Telnet settings and …

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South Carolina ARES Statewide HF Net

  New time and frequency has been announced 3.990 at 6pm Tuesdays for the ARES HF net originating out of South Carolina. All are welcome. Check netlogger for the frequency just in case we moved. In the case of an exercise or actual emergency the frequencies in the Tactical Communications Plan will be followed.

Volunteer Communications in SC .. RatPac Presentation on June 9 2022

Topics discussed: 2022 State full scale exercise,  Auxcomm,  FEMA region 4/6 comm exercise. Presenters: Gretchen Birt Dennison Comer Gabe Turner Roger Mull   click on the picture to watch the RatPac video Thanks to the RatPac team for giving us the opportunity to present this.