Pete Emmel

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Richland County publishes ARES exercise pics

CLICK HERE to see all of the Richland county fire station net exercise pictures [depicter id=”1″]

Richland County, Fire Station Net 12/3/2022

  Fire Station Net recap Saturday morning, December 3rd, a combined group of SC Emergency Management Area 3 ARES members and Richland CERT members deployed at fire stations across Richland and Calhoun counties to set up amateur radio stations and practice emergency communication skills. A variety of communication methods were employed by participants including VHF/UHF, …

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Difference between ARES, RACES and Auxcomm, in South Carolina

ARES: FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operators who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with the local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. ARRL/ARES provides basic training curriculum and exercise opportunities. The list of agencies a volunteer might end up serving is long but could include a County EOC/CERT, Hospital …

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EmComm Power, Solar & Battery

Batteries,  solar panels and solar charge controllers. Which is best for EmComm ? RF Quiet solar charge controller, Series vs Parallel panels, PWM or MPPT, which is best ? View Vimeo Video: Provided by the RatPack group. Suggestions to live by: -> Never plug a solar panel directly into a battery <- -> Make sure the solar …

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