The purpose of this non- profit organization is to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of a Radio Club of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio. It shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge through training programs, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and preserve the traditions and future of Amateur Radio.

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April 2020

April 6 – First Zoom video conferencing business meeting at 7 pm.  Details will be in our weekly email letter.  Hope to see you on Zoom. 


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May 2020

May 4 –  Second Zoom video conferencing business meeting at 7 pm.  Details will be in our weekly email letter.  Hope to see you on Zoom.

May 14 – Sun City Hilton Head Charter Club Showcase canceled and moved to October.

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June 2020

June 8 – new date & regular location ………………… Club meeting is at Pinckney Hall Colleton River room, 6:45 pm social gathering with business meeting at 7 pm.  Hope to see you there.

June 27 – Field Day.  Pinckney Hall, on the air start time is 2 pm.  Hope to see you there.

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July & August 2020

Summer break – no meetings.  See you at the Fall social lunch in September.

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** Interesting Stuff **

DMR Basic Tutorial – “talk groups” is the newest feature in UHF/VHF operation, see “DMR-Basic Tutorial – K3NXU” …..   click   Here to see document.

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Feburary 2, 2019 — was Charleston Hamfest, Computer Show and ARRL State Convention,


Feburary 12 – 14, 2021 — Orlando HamCation 2019, Central Florida Fairground, https://www.hamcation.com/

February 29, 2019 — was A.R.C. of Augusta Winter Swapmeet, http://coastalamateurradiosociety.net/wpW4LHSblog/

April 11, 2020 — Raleigh Amateur Radio Society Hamfest, http://www.rars.org/rarsfest/

April 25, 2020 — C.A.R.S. Swapmeet Hamfeat, http://coastalamateurradiosociety.net/wpW4LHSblog/

May 15 – 17, 2020 — Dayton Hamvention, http://hamvention.org/

June 6, 2020  —  Atlanta Hamfest, https://www.atlantahamfest.org/

September 4 – 6, 2020 — Shelby Hamfest, http://www.shelbyhamfest.com/

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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness is a very complex subject.  Dan Mclaughlin/KN4DNY using his past and current Beaufort and Jasper county emergency involvement developed a Plan with supporting documents.  Below is his introduction and all the documents.

The following preparedness plan is a guide only. All persons should follow official agencies instructions and rules when applicable. This plan concerns only communication options as there are more extensive plans and information from official sources regarding emergency planning. While most of us plan for hurricanes remember that there are other events that can happen. Earthquakes, tornados to name a few can and do happen. These type events leave little or no time to evacuate.  

The documents are;

http://www.ke4ham.com/?p=966  (SCHH-ARC-Radio-Emergency-Preparedness)

http://www.ke4ham.com/?p=967 (SC-ARES-Tactical-plan-V4.5a) and

http://www.ke4ham.com/?p=968 (BTFD Tactical Frequency Table).

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HF Antenna Effectiveness Test

Documents are;

http://www.ke4ham.com/?p=958  (HF Antenna Effectiveness Test) and

http://www.ke4ham.com/?p=959  (Attachment A)



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