For Sale or Wanted

For sale or wanted listings here are free to all current club members.  When your item sells, please notify John at . Couldn’t resist: found an old Palamar final amp using sweep generator tubes at a thrift shop.  Probably some CBer used it.  Anyway it has probably popped one of the tube filaments as they […]

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About ARRL Radiograms

Using a Radiogram to Receive NTS Traffic + printable radiogram forms Messages relayed by radio operators are often in the form of a radiogram. In this video, KD8TTE receives a piece of traffic and writes the traffic to a radiogram form using standard, amateur radio handwriting legibility Recommended minimum, watch this video from 1:43 to […]

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How to register your D-STAR radios & devices

These directions are intended only for Technician Class amateur radio operators living anywhere in South Carolina or Georgia, particularly in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina. NOTE: You do not have to be registered to use D-STAR, but, if you want to be able to use D-STAR commands such as, among […]

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Amateur Radio Is More Relevant Today

International Amateur Radio Union President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, says Amateur Radio is “probably more relevant today than it was 25 years ago.” “We’re so dependent now on all kinds of systems of communications — everyone has a cell phone, everyone is used to using the Internet — but they’re not used to what happens when […]

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Always use Anderson Powerpoles

Connecting your radio, etc. to 13.8V DC The standardized power connector for all ARES® is the Anderson Powerpole.  Most importantly, if we all use Powerpole connectors, we’ll be able to share equipment and batteries at home and in the field. The Powerpole connector is the standard DC power connector for amateur radio for all types […]

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Quorum changed from 33-1/3% to 15%

Motion to change by-laws made/seconded/approved at the November 1 Club Meeting for a final vote at the December, 2018 Christmas Dinner/meeting. History:  It has always been a problem voting on club business due to the “33-1/2% quorum by-law” in our By-laws.  For example, we could not elect officers for the 2018-19 fiscal year at the […]

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MOU Signed With Hospital

The Burke ARES® entered info a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Burke Medical Center on February 23, 2016.  The agreement states that Burke ARES® will provide emergency communications for the hospital in times of emergency, communication outages and drills.  John MacDonald, EC, and Scooter Dyson, OES, were on-hand for an area-wide drill on February […]

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