South Carolina Statewide ARES HF Net

The South Carolina Statewide ARES HF Net provides another communications path in time of emergency.  While subject to the vagaries of HF propagation, it is often available when other systems are not.  A training net is currently held weekly on Tuesdays at (effective 5.11.2021) 6:00 PM local time on 3.990 MHz (+/-) LSB.  All licensed hams with 75-meter operating privileges are invited to participate. We typically run Netlogger during the net to communicate frequency changes, add comments/notes, etc. You are welcome to follow along in Netlogger.

Passing message traffic – added 4.13.21

In keeping with the role of this being a training net and to improve the emergency response skills of net participants, the HF net planning group is adding passing of message traffic to the content of the net.

Ideally each week, toward the end of the net, we’ll include some sort of traffic, such as an ICS-213. Participation is encouraged, but voluntary.

If you are interested in being either a sender or receiver, please send a note to KN4KRZ at


Links to ICS Forms (with instructions)

ICS Form 213, General Message

ICS Form 213RR Resource Request Message

ICS Form 205 – Incident Radio Communications Plan


ICS-309 Communications Log

Radiogram.PDF (

Winlink Workshop – Learn about Winlink from experts – added 4.13.21

Winlink Workshop Twelve-Week-Zoom-Series

Upcoming events

June 26-27 ARRL Field Day ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day (


Thursday evenings @ 8:30 SC Midlands ARES Net – To get involved in the South Carolina’s Midlands ARES, join this group and join us for our weekly MIDLANDS ARES Training Net at 8:30pm on Thursdays at 444.875, Positive offset with a 91.5 Tone. Additional information is available at the Facebook page for “SC Midland ARES.”

NCS Schedule rotation
Date Day Net Controller
May 25 Tuesday KN4KRZ, Mark
June 1 Tuesday N4BQQ, Mike
June 8 Tuesday N2EIO, David
June 15 Tuesday WD4NG, Dan
June 22 Tuesday KN4KRZ, Mark
June 29 Tuesday N2EIO, David
July 6 Tuesday N4BQQ, Mike
July 13 Tuesday KN4KRZ, Mark
July 20 Tuesday WD4NG, Dan
July 27 Tuesday KN4KRZ, Mark
August 3 Tuesday N4BQQ, Mike