Section Reports

 

Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators.  This is Marc, N4UFP with the South Carolina Section Manager’s Report for May and June 2018.  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:

Asheville, NC Hamfest
Date: Saturday July 28, 2018, Gates open 6:00 AM, Doors 8:00 AM until 2:00 pm
Location: Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, NC
Latitude: 35.533414 / Longitude: -82.960174
Sponsored by Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society, www.wcars.org
Talk-In: WCARS repeater (W4MOE, 146.910 minus, 91.5 tone), HCARC (N4DTR, 147.390 plus, 94.8 tone,)
Tickets: $5.00 in advance, $7.00 at gate
For more information, go to http://www.wcars.org/docs/wcarshamfestflyer.pdf

Chester Tailgate Party/Mini Ham Fest
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: New Life Baptist Church, 1044 Columbia Rd. Chester, SC
Talk-in: 145.310 – offset Tone 167.9
Admission will be free.
For more information contact: Don Etters W4DEE, (803) 209-2807, w4dee@truvista.net or Brian Timms  KW4BET, (803) 374-9211, kw4bet@arrl.net

Shelby Hamfest
Date: August 31, September 1-2 2018
Location: Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC  28152
Hours: Friday August 31  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Buildings & Flea Market)
Saturday September 1 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Flea Market)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Buildings)
Sunday September 2 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Flea Market)
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Buildings)
Talk-in:  146.880 (-), No Tone – W4NYR Repeater

Rock Hill Hamfest
Date: October 6, 2018
Location: New Kirk Baptist Church, 175 Museum Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Hours: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sponsored by the York County Amateur Radio Society
Talk-In: 147.030 – (PL 88.5)
For more information, contact: http://www.ycars.org  Brent Case , K4BSC, (803) 504-0246, k4bsc@arrl.net

I always end this section of my report asking “If anyone has a hamfest that I missed, please let me know and I will include it in my next report.” Someone finally took me up on that; Rick Norton, the President of the Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club. He asked me to share information on his club’s hamfest, so here it is:

Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club Hamfest
Date: September 1, 2018
Location: Otero County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Hours: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Free Admission
For more information contact: Rick Norton KB7SQF rick@nmex.com, (575) 491-4290, www.qsl.net/k5lrw/hamfest.htm

This hamfest overlaps Shelby and is probably 1550 miles farther away, so I don’t imagine many of us would go, but I did ask for hamfest reminders … ?

With that written, if anyone has a hamfest coming up in our region that I missed, please let me know and I will include it in my next report.

Field Day 2018 is now in the rear view mirror.  ASM Bob, WA2EMF, and Technical Coordinator Brad, AE4VJ, visited sites in the Upstate, ASM Morgan, KB4GFJ, and I will visited sites along the coast and Public Information Coordinator Tammy, N4TAL, visited sites in the Midlands. Brad, AE4VJ, is collecting Field Day photographs for inclusion on the the ARRL SC Section web page, so if you have some pictures you’d like us to include, please send them to AE4VJ and we will try to include them on arrlsc.org. An interesting milestone was reached during Field Day 2018: it was the first year in which I received more FD messages via digital means than I picked up from the SCSSB Net.

By the time you receive this e-mail, we should have ongoing issues with the SC ARES database resolved, and the ARES database should be available to ARES members. I checked it out early in the week and it was working. Users will be able to register and receive login credentials. I will send out an additional e-mail over the weekend that has more information about the new database and website.

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

June 2018 Net Reports from STM Rusty WU2T

Net Reports
Net/Check Ins/Traffic/Sessions/Reported By
4RN Cycle 2 Rpt./322/214/47/WA1STU
Anderson Radio Club 2M Net /30/30/30/W3SUE
Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net /1078/23/30/WR8RW
Carolina’s Net /292/92/59/KC4PGN
CSN/117/16/30/WS4P
Florence ARC 2 Meter Net /20/5/4/K4AVR
Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net/728/33/30/KK4KSZ
Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net /73/4/4/AI4WN
Greenwood ARC 70CM Net/46/4/4/AI4WN
Lancaster County 2M Net/34/1/4/N4WMB
PALS Net /1069/46/30/K4AVR
SC SSB Net/1256/133/30/WA5KSC
Trident ARC 2M Net/67/9/4/W4DAX
Upstate Carolina ARS 2M/440 Net/154/11/13/KJ4YLP

NO DIGITAL RELAY STATION REPORTS THIS MONTH

Station Activity Reports
Station/Sent/Received/Delivered/Originated/Total
WU2T/1/2/0/0/3
WS4P/1/12/0/0/13

Public Service Honor Roll
Station/Cat1/Cat2/Cat3/Cat4/Cat5/Cat6/Total
WS4P/19/13/30/0/0/10/72

May 2018 Net Reports from STM Rusty WU2T

Net Reports
Net/Check Ins/Traffic/Sessions/Reported By
4RN Cycle 2 Rpt./394/276/61/WA1STU
Anderson Radio Club 2M Net /557/31/31/W3SUE
Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net /1172/27/31/WR8RW
Carolina’s Net /284/103/58/KC4PGN
Columbia ARC 2M Net/235/38/9/K4HGA
CSN/115/22/31/WS4P
Florence ARC 2 Meter Net /28/4/4/K4AVR
Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net/784/35/31/KK4KSZ
Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net /120/5/5/AI4WN
Greenwood ARC 70CM Net/43/4/4/AI4WN
Kershaw ARC 2 Meter Net /49/13/4/K4VAX
Lancaster County 2M Net/25/1/4/N4WMB
PALS Net /1044/46/31/K4AVR
SC SSB Net/1505/100/31/WU2T
Trident ARC 2M Net/91/17/5/W4DAX
Upstate Carolina ARS 2M/440 Net/169/8/13/KJ4YLP
York Co. ARS 2M Nets/663/5/37/K4BSC
N4RNM Digital Relay Station Rec  – 0 Sent  – 0 Total  – 0
WS4P Digital Relay Station               Rec – 0          Sent –  0          Total –  0
WB4ZIQ Dig Relay Station             Rec –   48         Sent –   1         Total – 49

Station Activity Reports
Station/Sent/Received/Delivered/Originated/Total
WU2T/2/1/1/0/4
WS4P/1/17/0/0/18
WB4ZIQ/1/48/0/0/49

Public Service Honor Roll
Station/Cat1/Cat2/Cat3/Cat4/Cat5/Cat6/Total
WS4P/15/18/30/0/0/10/73
WB4ZIQ/40/40/30/5/0/10/125

Until next month, 73…

Marc N4UFP

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