Section Reports

Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators. This is Marc, N4UFP with the February 2018 South Carolina Section Manager’s Report. Please remember that the SC Section website can be found at: www.arrlsc.org/ where my full SM report will be listed as well as up-to-the-date information on Amateur Radio in South Carolina.

 

First, some reminders about upcoming Hamfests:

Ridge Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Party

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:00 AM

Location: open adjacent lot next to Shealy’s BarBQue – 340 East Columbia Ave, Batesburg-Leesville, SC

Admission is free

 

Upstate Hamfest

Date: Friday, Saturday, May 05, 2018: 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Location: Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, Spartanburg, SC

Talk-In: 146.610, Backup on 146.820

Tickets will be $10.00 at the door

 

If anyone has a hamfest that I missed, please let me know and I will include it in my next report.

 

National Library Week is nearly upon us, and this year, amateurs from the North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club will be on the air with special event station K4L to celebrate National Library Week. K4L will operate on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 1400 – 2130Z (10:00am E to 5:30pm EST). The station will be on 20m SSB between 14.230-14.245MHz and on DSTAR Reflector 30C. Additional information can be obtained from dave@kjellquist.com .

 

The preliminary results for the February 2018 ARRL School Club Round Up are in, and the following update on how SC schools did comes from Kent, KQ4KK:

Schofield Middle School Technology and Ham Radio Club (N4SMS) placed first out of twelve in Middle Schools category, and fourth overall our of fifty-four clubs. The students operated a little over 20 hours over 5 days after school and made 656 contacts with 45 states and 34 other schools. North Augusta High School Amateur Radio Club (K4NAH) entered the School Club Roundup for the first time this year, and placed ninth out of sixteen in the Senior High Schools category. Both of these school clubs are sponsored by the North Augusta Belvedere Radio club, K4NAB.

 

Schofield Middle School’s club may have been first in the Middle School category, but they were not the only SC middle school to turn in a good performance in the Roundup. DuBose Middle School, Summerville SC, (K4DMS) placed third in the Middle Schools category. Congratulations to all these school clubs for their outstanding efforts and to the local amateur radio clubs that have stepped in to sponsor them.

Before leaving the Roundup behind, I think it is important to note that these clubs managed to make hundreds of contacts at a time when solar activity was about as low as it can get. This should be a powerful reminder to we who have been in the hobby a while that periods of low solar activity do not mean the end of HF propagation, but rather a different kind of HF propagation. While 10 meters may no longer be open to Australia in the late afternoon, 40 meters often is. 20 meters is usually open during the day for a few hours, even when the sunspot number is zero. As these middle schools students demonstrated, it is still possible to “work the world”; only the bands have changed.

 

That’s all for this month. Now, let’s do the numbers …

 

February 2018 Net Reports from STM Rusty WU2T

 

Net Reports

Net / Check Ins / Traffic / Sessions / Reported By

4RN Cycle 2 Rpt. / 524 / 256 / 56 / WA1STU

Anderson Radio Club 2M Net / 447 / 27 / 28 / W3SUE

Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net / 1038 / 16 / 28 / WR8RW

Carolina’s Net / 283 / 86 / 54 / KC4PGN

CSN / 138 / 38 / 28 / WS4P

Florence ARC 2 Meter Net / 35 / 4 / 4 / K4AVR

Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net / 730 / 28 / 28 / KK4KSZ

Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net / 82 / 4 / 4 / AI4WN

Greenwood ARC 70CM Net / 57 / 4 / 4 / AI4WN

Kershaw ARC 2 Meter Net / 38 / 22 / 4 / K4VAX

Lancaster County 2M Net / 28 / 1 / 4 / N4WMB

PALS Net / 799 / 58 / 28 / K4AVR

SC SSB Net / 1349 / 102 / 28 / N4RNM

Upstate Carolina ARS 2M / 440 Net / 94 / 9 / 12 / KJ4YLP

York Co. ARS 2M Nets / 672 / 5 / 46 / K4BSC

N4RNM Digital Relay Station       Rec – 69       Sent – 23           Total – 92

WS4P Digital Relay Station         Rec – 8           Sent – 14         Total – 22

WB4ZIQ Dig Relay Station             Rec – 99           Sent – 5           Total – 104

 

Station Activity Reports

Station / Sent / Received / Delivered / Originated / Total

WU2T / 5 / 28 / 0 / 0 / 33

WS4P / 58 / 61 / 2 / 0 / 121

N4RNM / 101 / 93 / 5 / 9 / 208

WB4ZIQ / 111 / 116 / 1 / 0 / 228

 

Public Service Honor Roll

Station  Cat1       Cat2       Cat3       Cat4       Cat5       Cat6       Total

WS4P / 40 / 40 / 30 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 120

N4RNM / 40 / 40 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 100

WB4ZIQ / 40 / 40 / 30 / 45 / 0 / 10 / 165

 

SOUTH CAROLINA NETS

NET NAME                                         FREQ                     TONE     DAYS                     TIME

Anderson ARC 2M Net                   146.790 –                             Daily                      8:30PM

Beaufort County ARES Net           145.130                 88.5        Thursday             7:00PM

Blue Ridge ARS 2M Net                  146.610 –                             Daily                      9:00PM

Carolina State Line Net                  146.730 –                             Sun                        9:00PM

Carolinas Net                                     3.571 CW                             Daily                      7:00PM

Carolinas Slow Net                           3.571 CW                             Daily                      8:00PM

Charleston ARS                                  145.250 –                             Thu                        8:00PM

Coastal ARA 2M Net                        146.910 –                             Thu                        9:00PM

Columbia ARC 2M Net                    147.330 +            156.7     Sun/Wed             8:30PM

Coastal Carolina Emerg. Net        3.907 LSB                             Daily                      7:00PM

Edisto ARS 2M Net                           147.090 +            156.7     Thu                        8:00PM

Florence ARC 2M Net                     146.850 –                             Mon                       8:30PM

Grand Strand Net                             145.110 –             85.4       Sun                        8:00PM

Grand Strand Net                             444.675 +            85.4       Tue                        8:00PM

Grand Strand Net                             146.805 –             85.4       Thu                        8:00PM

Grand Strand Net                             147.120                 85.4        Sat                          8:00PM

Greater PeeDee 2M Net                146.745 –             82.5       Daily                      9:00PM

Greenwood ARS 2M Net               147.165 +            107.2     Thu                        9:00PM

GSARC 2M Simplex Net                 146.540                                 Sat                          10:30AM

GSARC 6M Net                                  51.800                                   1st Sat                   2:30PM

GSARC 10M Net                                                28.450                                   2nd Sat                 2:30PM

Horry County SKYWARN (Primary)            147.120 +            123.0 – When Needed

Horry County SKYWARN (Secondary)      146.655 +            123.0 – When Needed

Kershaw County ARC                                      146.775 –             156.7     Mon       8:30PM

Kershaw/Richland Dist.3 ARES Net            147.000                123.0     Thu        8:00PM

Lancaster County 2M Net                             146.700                123.0     Sun        8:00PM

Midland Emergency Response Net           146.775                156.7     Sun

Newcomers Net (Charleston Area) 146.940 – and 147.790- 123.0 Thu       8:00PM

Oconee 2M Net                                                147.270 +            Mon/Wed/Fri    8:00PM

Oconee 2M Net                                                147.030 +                            Tue/Thu 8:00PM

PALSNET——————-Greeleyville          145.230 –             123.0     Daily     9:30PM

PALSNET————————-Mullins          145.470 –             123.0     Daily     9:30PM

PALSNET————————Cheraw           145.490 –             123.0     Daily     9:30PM

PALSNET———————-Pageland           146.895 –             123.0     Daily     9:30PM

PALSNET——————–Bishopville           146.925 –             123.0     Daily     9:30PM

PALSNET———————–Florence          147.195 +            123.0     Daily     9:30PM

PALSNET———————–Florence          442.050 +           123.0     Daily     9:30PM

PALSNET——————-Greeleyville          444.750 +           123.0     Daily     9:30PM

Pickens County ARES Net                              146.700 –           107.2     Mon     8:00PM

QCWA Chapter 89 SSB net                            3.930 LSB                           Sat         9:00AM

QCWA Chapter 89 VHF net SC Heart Repeaters                   Saturdays           9:00AM

Saluda County ARES Net                                146.910                 123.0     2nd,4th Sun 7:30PM

SC Sandlapper 6M Net                                  50.250 USB                         Tue       8:00PM

South Carolina HF ARES Net                         3.9935 or 3.990LSB       1st, 3rd Mon     6:00PM

South Carolina VHF/UHF ARES Net See www.SCHEART.us for Freq & Tone Sun 8:00PM

Statewide SKYWARN See www.SCHEART.us for Freq. & Tone Tue 9:00PM

South Carolina SSB Net                                  3.915 LSB                             Daily     7:00PM

Spartanburg 2M Net                                      147.315 +            123.0     M/F      8:30PM

Spartanburg 70cm Net                                   442.075 +                 1st, 3rd, 5th Thu 8:30PM

Trident ARC 2M CW Net                                147.270                123.0     Tue       7:30PM

Trident ARC 2M Phone Net                          147.270                123.0     Tue       8:00PM

Upstate Carolina ARS Long Mt.                  442.775                127.3 M/W/F     8:00PM

Upstate Carolina ARS Long Mt.                  147.030                123.0 M/W/F     8:00PM

Upstate Carolina ARS Glassy Mt.                444.350             127.3 M/W/F     8:00PM

Upstate Carolina ARS Elberton, GA           444.700               118.8 M/W/F     8:00PM

Upstate Carolina ARS Elberton, GA           145,210               118.8 M/W/F     8:00PM

Upstate Carolina ARS Anderson                442.825                127.3 M/W/F     8:00PM

Upstate Carolina ARS Honea Path              443.775               127.3 M/W/F     8:00PM

Upstate Carolina ARS StumphouseMt     443.700                91.5   M/W/F     8:00PM

York County ARS 2M Net                               147.030 –             88.5        Daily      8:30PM

 

Until next month …

 

73,

 

Marc N4UFP

 

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