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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January 2020

January 6 – NEW date. 6:45pm (social) and 7pm (business) in the Pinckney Hall Colleton River room.  We have some important plans to make for 2020, along with a presentation by Charlie Bess on the 2020 Membership Survey.  Hope to see you there.

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February 2020

February 3 – new date.  Club meeting Pinckney Hall, 6:45 pm social gathering with business meeting at 7 pm.  Hope to see you there. 


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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 — Charleston Hamfest, Computer Show and ARRL State Convention,


Feburary 8-10, 2019 — Orlando HamCation 2019, Central Florida Fairground, https://www.hamcation.com/

March ??, 2019 — A.R.C. of Augusta Winter Swapmeet, http://coastalamateurradiosociety.net/wpW4LHSblog/

March ??, 2019 — Raleigh Amateur Radio Society Hamfest, http://www.rars.org/rarsfest/

April ??, 2019 — C.A.R.S. Swapmeet Hamfeat, http://coastalamateurradiosociety.net/wpW4LHSblog/

May 17 – 19, 2019 — Dayton Hamvention, http://hamvention.org/

June 1, 2019  —  Atlanta Hamfest, https://www.atlantahamfest.org/

August 30 & 31, September 1, 2019 — 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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