Welcome to the ARRL South Carolina Section Website from
Marc Tarplee, N4UFP your SC Section Manager

If you have comments or questions. please e-mail me at n4ufp@arrl.org

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Which US states have the most hams? Which have the fewest? Check out the charts below:

Factoid charts 1 and 2

Our own state, SC, comes in at number 30.

The image below shows what happens when the world’s countries are resized according to their population of amateur radio operators. Japan, whose amateur radio population is the largest of any country and roughly double that of second-place USA, dominates the resized map. Of course, there are two countries that do not appear at all on the resized map: North Korea and Yemen, which do not allow their citizens to operate amateur radio equipment.

Ham Radio Factoids fig 1



    • Kim on April 14, 2016 at 11:21 pm
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    Can I get the info on who is the EC for Greenville Co. and his contact info.

    Kim W4OSS

    1. The Greenville County EC is Johnny Allison WD4DYH. He can be reached at: jallison0529@mindspring.com

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VE Testing in Hilton Head

The Sun City Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring an Amateur Radio license testing session on September 15, at 1:00 pm. The session will be held at the Bluffton Fire Department Emergency Operations Center, 260 Raider Drive, Bluffton. While the test session is open to all, appointments are suggested. Contact Dennis Hopkins, AC4DH, at 207-350-1350 …

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Date: 02 October 2021Location: Newkirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732Hours: 8:00 am – 1:00 pmSponsor: York County Amateur Radio SocietyVE Testing: TBDTalk-In: 147.030 (-) For more information contact John Gendron, NJ4Z, at P.O. Box 4141 CRS Rock Hill, SC 29732, (704) 649-2210, or NJ4Z@yahoo.com

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C.A.R.E.S. Hamfest 2021

The Carolina Amateur Radio Emergency Services Club will hold their 2021 Hamfest on 23 October 2021 from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm at Southside Baptist Church, 204 W. O’Neal St. in Gaffney, SC 29340. The talk-in frequency is 145.150 no tone. For more information call (864) 487-0108.

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Multi-band Dipole Dimensions

TWO-BAND DESIGNS                                      TWO-BAND DESIGNS Bands Radiator    Ladder Line      Lower Resonance     Upper Resonance            Length (ft)  Length (ft)        Freq (MHz)  SWR    Freq (MHz)  SWR                                         VF = 0.975/40    144.83          89.50               3.87                1.8       7.25                1.6 30/17       54.75         36.17              10.12               1.8     18.12                1.3 20/17       77.67         76.17              14.13               1.7     18.11                1.6 20/15       51.00         50.67              14.17               1.1     21.27                1.2 20/12       68.00         46.67              14.15               1.7     24.92                1.5 17/12       28.58         46.67              18.11               1.6     24.95                1.5 17/10       …

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