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Because of the low power and negative gain of a handheld radio’s rubber duckie antenna, 95% of radio amateurs cannot access local 2m or 440 repeaters with a hand held “walkie talkie” type of transceiver. Handheld radios are usually fairly cheap, though, so go ahead and buy one if nothing else than to “fool around” […]
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Severe Weather Reports Needed by the Columbia, SC National Weather Service Tornadoes, waterspouts, funnel clouds, rotating wall clouds Hail (any size) Estimated or measured wind speeds of 50 mph or greater Flooding resulting in closed or impassable roads, property damage Rainfall amounts greater than 1 inches per hour Trees downed by wind (including large limbs) […]
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A note to all ARES Hospital Operators From Brett Smith and Steve Jonas . . . March, 9, 2021 There have been several things that seem to be reoccurring with the Winlink ICS-213 reports for the hospital nets. We are asking each hospital to create a Winlink account for their hospital using the hospital’s […]
1400 local time The Winlink Hospital Net will run before and throughout the DSTAR and HF Nets (2:00 – 4:00pm). Please send an IC-213 via Winmor or Packet to Bret Smith, W4HBS. NOTE: Include in the ICS-213, the Hospital/Facility, Operator Name(s), Call(s), and if you are “on-site” using the hospitals equipment or are “remote.” 1430 […]