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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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Important Dates for 2023

Mark your calendar for these important dates. More details when we get a bit closer. February 11 2023, Saturday 10am, Quarterly ARES/AUXCOMM training.  Per Gabe Turner our next quarterly training is February 11th and will be focused entirely on the upcoming comm ex. It will be a virtual event and will start at 10am. Gabe …

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Helpful tip from Dan WD4NG

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.  

Integrating Amateur Radio DMR into a State Communications Plan

  View Video: Download Video: Documents: —> Provided by RATPAC…Radio Amateur Training Planning and Activities Committee 8/12/2021

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.