The March meeting will focus on Go-Boxs and mobile rigs. An amateur radio go box, also known as a go kit, jump kit, or EMCOMM box, is a box that contains all of the necessary radio equipment. It’s a complete shack in a box with pre-connected equipment, preferably with batteries.Continue reading
Breadboard Radio – Ham Radio Kits that are easy to build and fun to use!
Build-a-Pi will allow you to get up and running fast with a Raspberry Pi for ham radio.
Wait what? Last month’s Ham and Eggs attendees received a USB key packed with tools and software for Winlink, JS8Call, and VARAChat. Perfect timing, there is training posted at ARES-SC.org that will take you through Winlink A-Z. More details are below:
NOTE: This is will a late evening event, it is posted to be a 7 pm PST time, making it 10 pm for the east coast.
The Columbia SKYWARN Team assists the Columbia National Weather Service with Ground-Truth weather observations during severe or dangerous weather. The Columbia NWS forecast area covers a large portion of South Carolina and is divided into three areas: August/CSRA, Midlands, and Eastern Midlands.
- How to Report Severe Weather to the NWS Office in Columbia: https://www.weather.gov/cae/severe_reports.html
- Storm Reporting to NWS: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/report/
- Storm Prediction Center: https://www.spc.noaa.gov/
- Richland County Emergency Preparedness: https://richlandcountysc.gov/Emergency-Preparedness
Founded in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN Spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite, and other data, has enabled the NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods. SKYWARN Storm Spotters form the nation’s first line of defense against severe weather minutes that can help save lives.
In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths, and billions in property and crop damages. To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather Spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Although SKYWARN Spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the focus is reporting on severe local thunderstorms. In an average year, the United States experiences more than 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, and more than 1,000 tornadoes. (Information courtesy of the Columbia NWS)
Interested in learning more, have questions, or want to sign up for training-Newsletter-meetings?
Use the orange form at the bottom of the page to contact us, or visit the Columbia NWS at https://www.weather.gov/cae/skywarn.html
Community Emergency Response Team – CERT Training – STARTING Tuesday, October 10 at 6 PM at the Richland County EOC.
This is the 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team Class. This training is scheduled for three consecutive Tuesdays & Thursdays in October. We have openings and need additional participants to register with Sharon Long by the close of business on Wednesday, October 4, to avoid canceling this training.
Link for the schedule: CERT October 2023 Link for the application: COMMUNICATIONS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM APPLICATION FORM
For more information, Contact Mark Goddard @ [email protected]
The March meeting will focus on Go-Boxs and mobile rigs. An amateur radio go box, also known as a go kit, jump kit, or EMCOMM box, is a box that contains all of the necessary radio equipment. It’s a complete shack in a box with pre-connected equipment, preferably with batteries.(more…)
Congratulations! The SSC status has been approved for the Columbia Amateur Radio Club, W4CAE.
Thank you for being so supportive of amateur radio.
Mike Walters, W8ZY
Field Services Manager
ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®
March 2024 Testing and Training
Volunteer to be a trainer and VE!
SCHEART will offer Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in March 2024. This is for Technician, General, and Extra. All classes will run from March 18th through 22nd from 6 pm to 9 pm. Some classes will not take the whole week but finish when all the material is covered. These classes run concurrently. You can only choose one of the classes.
We’re presenting the classes by video conference using Zoom (http://zoom.us ). If you didn’t have the time to attend in person before, now is your chance. Email me at [email protected]. I’ll forward your email to your instructor. They will send you an invitation to the video conference.(more…)
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Lake Murray Ride of Champions
Support coaches and athletes in Lexington County, SC.
The Columbia Amateur Radio has volunteered to support communications for the Lake Murray Ride of Champions. We are asking CARC members who want to support this effort to contact Tammy Livingston at [email protected] for more information. This is a fantastic opportunity for new HAMS to work with club members and club members to share their knowledge.Continue reading
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This program is designed to promote amateur radio to the masses, helping eliminate a possible entry barrier by providing new hams with everything they’ll need to get on the air at a very reasonable price. Jumpstart Packages will be provided to new hams who meet eligibility requirements.
New hams who have recently obtained their first license from the FCC may apply for a welcome package. Applicants must apply within six months of the license grant date per the FCC records.
The eligible ham must have a QRZ user account and be able to log in and apply for the program. Certain types of identification, including a photo ID, will be required. This information is not shared or exchanged with any party and is used only to validate eligibility under this program. Additional shipping charges may apply when shipped outside of the contiguous 48 states.
This program is available exclusively to USA-licensed amateur radio operators.
Click the link to apply: QRZ New Ham Jumpstart Program
Check out the contents of the Jumpstart package in this unboxing video:
Terms and Conditions apply; click here for details.
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February Hams and Eggs breakfast will be about Winter Field Day and our Club results, SCQSO Party planning, and a new inexpensive 10-watt HT. See you Saturday at the Lizards Thicket!
Lizard’s Thicket on Two Notch Road on February 17th at 9 am
10170 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29229
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