James Lathan

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Harbison 50K Event 2021

The Harbison 50k director has reached out and we’re going to be providing communications again!

Here are the details you’ll need at this point:

When – Saturday, January 9th

Where – Harbison State Forest

Pre-event meeting – 6:00am at the Ranger Station in the middle of the park

Race Starts  – 7:00am from the field …

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Station Grounding & Bonding

Kevan attended the clubs August 2020 meeting and his presentation was very very interesting. Not at such a high level like some presentations but at a level we could implement his suggestions and understand why.

Note: all of the club business, opining and show and tell has been edited out by K4LLE. Which means …

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There is an LF beacon operating in the Columbia area. It can be received out to about 200 miles via groundwave – much further with skywave. This station is operating as a proof of concept Low Frequency alerting station, as part of a DHS SHARES trial program.   Our Amateur HF community knows that long-range emergency communications  can …

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RMS Titanic Radio Room

We all know on April 15 1912 in the early morning hours the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. This is a picture of the Titanic radio room, it has been colorized but other then that it is a real picture.

Can you identify ANY of the radio equipment ?, not looking for …

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Area Nets

KU5N Charles McKinnis, Net Manager

Daily Nets South Carolina Single Sideband Net: 7:00 pm at 3.915 LSB (scssb.net) Coastal Carolina Emergency Net: 7:00 pm 3.907 LSB (ccen.blogspot.com) The Carolinas Slow Net (CSN): 8:00 pm on 3.695 CW Southcars: 8 a.m. to 1 pm, 7.251 LSB (southcars.com) 7240 Club: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to noon …

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Every effort will be made to post the club roster twice each month, once on the first of the month and then again on or around the 15th. Please wait until the newest roster has been posted to see your name or updated info. If you have a question, feel free to send an email …

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FT4 is an experimental digital mode designed specifically for radio contesting. Like FT8, it uses fixed-length transmissions, structured messages with formats optimized for minimal QSOs, and strong forward error correction. T/R sequences are 6 seconds long, so FT4 is 2.5 × faster than FT8 and about the same speed as RTTY for radio contesting.

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