ARRL-SC Section Leadership


Section Manager (SM) – N4UFP – Marc Tarplee

Greetings everyone! Thank you for letting me serve you as Section Manager. I have been an amateur radio operator for over 30 years, a shortwave listener for 50 years, and presently hold an Amateur Extra license. I am active on all bands from 1.8 MHz to 432 MHz. My primary interest is VHF/UHF weak signal operation, although I am also active on HF. I use a variety of modes, including CW, SSB, SSTV, PSK-31, JT-65, and FT8.  I have earned 5BDXCC, 5BWAS, and VUCC  on 6 and 2 meters. I hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, Master Telecommunications Engineer Certification from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) and have attained Emergency Communicator Level I certification from ARRL. Currently, I am employed as the Vice President for Business Services and Chief Financial Officer of York Technical College.

Assistant Section Manager (ASM) James Boehner- N2ZZ

Assistant Section Manager (ASM)  – Kevin Kingery – KJ4IVJ 

Kevin Kingery, KJ4IVJ,  is a Naval Academy graduate and former Naval Flight Officer who holds an Extra Class license and is currently serving as EC for Aiken County.

Assistant Section Manager (ASM) – Joe Markey, AJ4QM

Assistant Section Manager (ASM) – Morgan Williams, KB4GFJ

Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) – Billy Irwin K9OH


Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC) Carl Bosard – AJ4AU

Carl Bosard (AJ4AU) lives in North Augusta, SC. He is currently the President of the North Augusta – Belvedere Radio Club and a member of the Board of Directors of the Amateur Radio Club of Augusta, GA..


Section Traffic Manager (STM) – Rusty Kirkpatrick – WU2T

Technical Coordinator (TC) – Brad Humphries, AE4VJ,


Public Information Coordinator (PIC) – Tammy Livingston N4TAL

Tammy became a ham radio operator in 2006.  She quickly found that working events was a perfect fit for her community service nature.  Her first event was the MS150 and was the start of an ongoing relationship between Tammy and the organizations that are served by Amateur Radio.  Since that initial event, she has worked countless hours organizing hams and working events all over the state of SC.  She promotes the hobby at every opportunity and is always looking for a chance to share information about her club and the hobby.  Tammy currently serves as the Event Coordinator for the Columbia Amateur Radio Club.  She is also studying for her last upgrade, the Extra class license!


State Government Liasion (SGL) – Michael LM Jordan K3ZMD

Michael LM. Jordan, K3ZMD, lives and works on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He was first licensed as KN3ZMD in 1962, upgrading later to a conditional (general) class license with the call of K3ZMD. He was re-licensed in 2002 as KG4USD, upgrading to Extra Class in 2003. He recovered his original call and is active once again as K3ZMD.

He attended and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University (1968) and later received both a Master’s degree (1970) and a Juris Doctorate degree (1973) from the University of Detroit.

Michael and his wife Virginia moved to Hilton Head Island in 1973.  He was a founding member of the Bethea, Jordan & Griffin law firm on Hilton Head, which subsequently merged into the Columbia, S.C. based McNair Law Firm, P.A.. They have three adult daughters and six grandchildren.

His home QTH is located close to the Atlantic Ocean on Hilton Head Island (EM-92).  The home station primary rig is a Flex-Radio 5000A with an ICOM PW-1 amplifier into a Carolina Windom antenna hidden in the trees.  The V/U rig is an ICOM IC-2720 to a J-pole vertical. Elevation is 8 feet.


    • Jim Campbell on March 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm
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    Good evening,
    I was looking for a breakdown showing the ARES areas and the counties in each area in South Carolina. Is there a map or list available?

      • Tammy Livingston on April 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm
      • Reply – general information on ARES – this is the only map I could find quickly.

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