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 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

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 goddard.mw@gmail.com.

 

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 (scssb.net)

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Reminders

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.”

Hurricane Season  June 1 – November 30 – Links to follow for information

NOAA – National Hurricane Center (noaa.gov)

Hurricane Watch Net – The Hurricane Watch Net (hwn.org)  When activated, you will find us on 14.325 MHz (USB) by day and 7.268 MHz (LSB) by night. If propagation dictates, daytime operations will be conducted on both frequencies simultaneously.

 

NCS Schedule rotation
Date Day Net Controller
August 3 Tuesday N4BQQ, Mike
August 10 Tuesday N2EIO, David
August 17 Tuesday WD4NG, Dan
August 24 Tuesday KN4KRZ, Mark
August 31 Tuesday
September 7 Tuesday N4BQQ, Mike
September 14 Tuesday N2EIO, David
September 21 Tuesday WD4NG, Dan
September 28 Tuesday KN4KRZ, Mark