Former CARC president, John Crockett, W3KH, SK at age 69



John Crockett, W3KH

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of John Crockett, W3KH. After a long bout with cancer, John passed peacefully the morning of Oct. 12, surrounded by his beloved family and wife, Karen. John and Karen had their 40th wedding anniversary days before.

Amateur radio and emergency communications had no greater advocate in South Carolina than John Crockett. His tireless devotion to service led to the establishment of the SCHEART network, the SC DMR network and countless other innovations of immeasurable service to the people of South Carolina.

A memorial service for John will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Memorial gifts may be made to Palmetto Health Foundation, designated for Palmetto Health Cancers and mailed to: Palmetto Health Foundation, Wells Fargo Processing Center P.O. Box 602575, Charlotte, NC 28260-2575; or ETV Endowment, 401 East Kennedy St., Suite B-1, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

Cards may be sent to his family: 1409 Marina Road, Irmo, SC 29068

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Presentation: 40M NVIS Antenna

Steve, KI4VGA, gave a presentation at our October meeting on how to construct a 40M NVIS antenna. You can download the presentation here:

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Presentation: Basic SKYWARN Spotter Training


Doug Anderson, W4NWS, presented a basic class on SKYWARN during our Monday evening meeting. You can download the presentation here:

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Gallery: The CARC Picnic

picnic-2016-4The Columbia Amateur Radio Club held their annual picnic on August 20 at Weston Lake Recreation Center near Fort Jackson. More than 30 hams attended and enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs, radios and fellowship.

This year’s event was planned and managed by our net manager, Gary, K4GHA. The club thanks him for his hard work and dedication in putting this excellent event together!

Photos by Jim, W4KNI, Hugh, W4DRH, and Andy, KK4DSD.

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