Section Reports

Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators. This is Marc, N4UFP with the June 2017 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, let me report on Field Day. This year, we had five groups of ARRL Field Service officials visiting Field Day sites throughout SC. Roanoke Division Director Jim Boehner, N2ZZ, and Charlie Miller, AE4UX visited the York County Amateur Radio Society in Rock Hill, SC, before embarking on a long string of visits in NC. Vice Director Bill Morine, N2COP, made the trek down the coast from Wilmington, NC to visit several sites in SC:

Grand Strand ARC – Conway, SC Charleston ARC – Mt. Pleasant, SC Brigade Citadel ARC – Charleston, SC Beaufort ARG – Beaufort, SC Florence Amateur Radio Club – Florence, SC

Assistant Section Manager Morgan Williams, KB4GFJ, and I visited several sites in the I-77/US-321 corridor:

York County Amateur Radio Society – Rock Hill, SC Sumter Amateur Radio Association – Sumter, SC Edgefield County Amateur Radio Club – Edgefield, SC North Augusta Belvedere Amateur Radio Club – Aiken, SC Salkehatchie Amateur Radio Society – Barnwell, SC

Our Public Information Coordinator Tammy Livingston N4TAL visited three sites in the Midlands:

Columbia Amateur Radio Society – Columbia, SC Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group – Little Mountain, SC Kershaw Amateur radio Club – Kershaw, SC

And finally, our Technical Coordinator Brad Humphries AE4VJ an Assistant Section Manager Bob Bacharach, WA2EMF toured the I-85 corridor:

Anderson Radio Club – Anderson SC Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Greer Amateur Radio Club – Lake Robinson, SC Spartanburg Amateur Radio Club – Drayton, SC Carolina Amateur Radio Emergency Service – Gaffney, SC

I enjoyed the visits and meeting amateurs from all over the state, operating in a variety of temporary environments ranging from an EOC facility to a motorcycle club. I was especially thrilled to spend a few minutes with the Ridgefield Amateur Radio Club on their first ever Field Day operation.

Things went smoothly until I showed up at the North Augusta Belvedere Amateur Radio Club just as their generator quit. One of their members, Kent Hufford, KQ4KK, mostly tongue-in-cheek pointed out that my arrival may have been the cause, and that I may have immediately worn out my welcome. J

I received traffic from the following Field Day Stations:

Belvedere North Augusta Amateur Radio Club Charleston Amateur Radio Club Florence Amateur Radio Club Greer Amateur Radio Club Ridgefield Amateur Club Sumter Amateur Radio Association

Before I move on from Field Day, I would like to mention some nice publicity that the Beaufort Radio Amateur Group (BRAG) recently got from Beaufort Memorial Hospital, in the hospital’s monthly newsletter. BRAG was recognized for their Field Day efforts and for the services they provide during emergencies. I would like to congratulate all the members of BRAG and thank them for their work with Beaufort Memorial. I would also like to thank Jim Campbell, KB9LX, the Beaufort County ARRL Emergency Coordinator and all-round nice guy for letting me know about this.

Now, some reminders about upcoming summer and fall Hamfests:

 

 

WCARS Hamfest

29 July 2017

Haywood County Fairgrounds

758 Crabtree Rd

Waynesville, NC 28785

Tickets at the gate are $7.

Gates open at 6:00 AM, Doors open at 8:00 AM.

Talk-In: W4MOE, 146.910- PL 91.5

 

Shelby Hamfest 1 – 3 September 2017 Cleveland County Fairgrounds 1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28152 Hours of Operation: Friday, 1 September: buildings and flea market open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday 2 September: gates open at 7:00 AM, buildings open 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Sunday 3 September: gates open at 7:00 AM, buildings open 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Talk-In: 146.880 (-), No Tone – W4NYR Repeater

SC Section Convention, sponsored by the York County Amateur Radio Society

Date: 10/07/2017 Location: New Kirk Baptist Church 175 Museum Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Website: http://www.ycars.org

Talk-In: 147.030- (PL 88.5)

Public Contact: Andy Kunik , AE8J 1625 Restless One Lane, Rock Hill, SC 29730 Phone: 803-324-4024 Email: Akunik@bellsouth.net

If you have an upcoming Hamfest or swap meet that I didn’t mention, please let me know at n4ufp@arrl.org so that I can get the word out.

I mentioned the CCC on the Air activity a couple of months ago, and I would like to remind everyone that this year, the fourth annual Civilian Conservation Corps On-The-Air weekend will be held the second full weekend in August, 2017. The event will start Saturday at 14:00z (10:00am EDT) and run until Sunday 21:00z (5:00 pm EDT). For more information go to www.qsl.net/ccc or contact KG8JK via email: ccc@qsl.net .

 

And now for the numbers …

June 2017 Net Reports from STM Rusty WU2T

Net Reports

Net / Check Ins / Traffic / Sessions / Reported By

4RN Cycle 2 Rpt. / 498 / 163 / 60 / WA1STU

Anderson Radio Club 2M Net / 565 / 36 / 28 / W3SUE

Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net / 1226 / 27 / 30 / WR8RW

Carolina’s Net / 286 / 67 / 60 / N0SU

Columbia ARC 2M Net / 215 / 31 / 8 / K4HGA

CSN / 174 / 22 / 29 / WS4P

Florence ARC 2 Meter Net / 31 / 6 / 4 / K4AVR

Grand Strand ARC 2M / 440 Net / 268 / 22 / 18 / KJ4DE

Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net / 670 / 20 / 30 / KK4KSZ

Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net / 134 / 5 / 5 / AI4WN

Greenwood ARC 70CM Net / 26 / 4 / 4 / AI4WN

Kershaw ARC 2 Meter Net / 25 / 7 / 4 / K4VAX

Lancaster County 2M Net / 30 / 1 / 4 / N4WMB

Midland ERC / 38 / 7 / 4 / K4VAX

Midland ERC Simplex Net / 7 / 1 / 4 / K4VAX

PALS Net / 768 / 36 / 30 / KB4ERT

SC SSB Net / 1227 / 68 / 30 / N4RNM

Trident ARC 2M Net / 46 / 13 / 4 / W4DAX

York Co. ARS 2M Nets / 817 / 6 / 53 / N3TKC

 

N4RNM Digital Relay Station       Rec –     40 Sent -6     Total – 46

WS4P Digital Relay Station         Rec –     0   Sent – 10 Total – 10

 

Station Activity Reports

Station / Sent / Received / Delivered / Originated / Total

WU2T / 6 / 29 / 4 / 2 / 41

WS4P / 53 / 35 / 0 / 0 / 88

N4RNM / 22 / 60 / 0 / 2 / 84

 

Public Service Honor Roll

Station / Cat1 / Cat2 / Cat3 / Cat4 / Cat5 / Cat6 / Total

KK4F / 7 / 2 / 10 / 180 / 0 / 0 / 199

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73 de Marc Tarplee N4UFP

ARRL Section Manager, South Carolina Section www.arrlsc.org

 

 

 

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