Pete Emmel

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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  

Statewide Full Scale Exercise 2021

2021 SC FSE Statewide COMMEX EXPlan DRAFT Demonstrate the ability to pass traffic to the State EOC Demonstrate the ability to use simplex Demonstrate the ability to use all resources available.   You should be familiar with how to fill out: (click on download tab above for fillable PDFs) ICS-214 (activity log, the State EOC …

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Winlink Vara FM P2P Challenge

Mission accomplished is this: Send a ICS-213 via Winlink operating in Vara FM peer to peer mode on a VHF frequency in simplex mode only with no telnet/internet station involved from the farthest point in SC to the state EOC. We have the state exercise coming up on April 24 so that is the deadline to …

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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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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

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 5pm 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.