Results are in for 2015 S.C. QSO Party

The S.C. QSO Party committee has posted the results of the 2015 contest.

Be sure to stay tuned to the official website,, for the latest news and events concerning the SCQP.

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CARC logs nearly 300 QSOs in S.C. QSO Party effort

The Columbia Amateur Radio Club logged nearly 300 QSOs and contacted 33 states, and 18 South Carolina counties during the 2015 S.C. QSO Party.

The club’s results have been posted online. View the full breakdown here.

Logs will be accepted for the 2015 SCQP until Nov. 21. At this moment, preliminary results show that participating SCQP stations contacted the 48 contiguous states and 42 of South Carolina’s 46 counties.

For more information about the SCQP, visit their website,

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Gallery: Go-Kit competition, Nov. 7, 2015

go_kit_2The Columbia Amateur Radio Club held its first go-kit competition on Nov. 7, 2015, at the ETV building near downtown Columbia.

The judges had a difficult time deciding, but they made their choices and we had 3 lucky winners AND an honorable mention!

  • 1st place – Jason Phelps
  • 2nd place – Jay Leeper
  • 3rd place – Gary Phillips
  • Honorable Mention – Ralph Overstreet

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1st Annual Go-Kit Competition and Exhibition

Tunnamedhe Columbia Amateur Radio Club is excited to announce their First Annual Go-Kit Competition and Exhibition:

When: Saturday, November 7th
Where: Rear parking lot of SCETV
Set-up: 8am – 9am
Demo and exhibition: 9am – until, judging will begin at 9am sharp,
Location: 1101 George Rogers Blvd, Columbia, SC
Talk-in: 147.330+ 156.7hz (W4CAE repeater)
Event frequency: 146.400 simplex

Competitors and exhibitors: Please register using the form here.


1. Required:

  • A power source
  • A transceiver
  • An antenna system

2. Optional:

  • Microphone
  • Personal safety/survival items
  • Personal comfort items

3. Each contestant will have three minutes to explain/demonstrate their go-kit.

4. Points will be awarded based on:

  • Communications capability
  • Emergency preparedness/survival capability
  • Fun factor

5. Judges scores/decisions are final, no exceptions

6. Prizes

  • First place: Prize pack from the Columbia Amateur Radio Club
  • Second place: Prize pack from Universal Survival Innovations
  • Third place: Consolation prize pack

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