Pete Emmel

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When to self ID

Riley Hollingsworth is the ARRL guy managing the Volunteer Monitor program and he has cleared up a few things about when you must self ID.   You must self ID once every 10 minutes if: You are using your own callsign You are using a club callsign, like W4CAE or K4EMD You are using a …

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Are you ready for Communications Duty ?

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 …

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ARES Membership

Click here to find out how to join the ARES team Also Click on About US above to find out who the EC is for your county

Comm Academy 2021 Presentations

Just in case you missed it here is the complete list of Comm Academy presentations. Just CLICK here. I recommend:  Pandemics and Power Outages – What next? Presented by Brian Daly – ARRL Georgia Section, Technical Specialist  


FEMA conducted this very informative session on March 30 2021.  If you missed it you can watch it, they record all of them. But they told us it would take weeks to get the recording uploaded so you may have to check back a few times before it actually shows up. Click on the link,  …

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Local ARES net menu tab

If you would like your ARES net added to this list please send an email to Pete K4LLE at with all the info and I will get you on the list.

Field Guide for Handhelds (HT)

  Everyone in Emergency Management should know about this book. Consider if you are at a deployment and someone shows up with an HT that needs to be programmed to be useful. But nobody is familiar with the HT and the owner forgot how to program by the keyboard. This book contains minimal keyboard programming …

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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.