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.
Winlink for Emergency Communications: Beginners Workshop
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.
Walk MS: Columbia, SC April 22, 2023
Greetings all! Gary K4HGA and Mark KN4KRZ are looking for volunteers to assist with Walk MS course monitoring Saturday, April 22, 2023. Walk MS event is an easy short outing, making it a great way to enjoy the spring weather and test your HTs and portable VHF/UHF radios. Event details are below, again to join us please email Gary or Mark and let them know you are going to attend. Also, if you are planning to attend, make sure to join event calls scheduled in the club calendar.
Gary K4HGA – [email protected]
Mark KN4KRZ – [email protected]
Walk Details: https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=5372&eventID=1436
COLUMBIA SKYWARN STORM SPOTTERS TEAM
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.
The Columbia SKYWARM Team holds weekly and monthly NETS and Virtual Training/Meetings. More Information can be found at https://columbiaskywarn.website.
- 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
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Harbinson 50k Planning and Review Call
There will be a Planning and Review Zoom call for the Harbinson 50 Run Tuesday, January 3rd from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. All are welcome to join and learn how you can help and what is planned for the event. We are still looking for a couple more members/teams to man a couple of strategic locations. If you are interested please join the call.Continue reading
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Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all, we hope to hear you soon on the air! here a little cheer for the season.
A Ham Radio Operator’s Night Before Christmas
T’was the night before Christmas,
And all through two-meters,
Not a signal was keying up
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January 2023 Club Meeting!
Per our agreement with ETV, our January Meeting will be on January 9th. The Meet and Eat and Club Meeting in our Club Calendar has been updated.
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ARRL School Club Roundup – CARC Members Highlight
Michael (KF4W) Teacher at Midlands Stem Charter School with Student on the Air
Every February and October, School Clubs all around the country get on the air and try to work as many contacts as possible. Groups are broken down into Elementary, Middle, High School, and Colleges.Continue reading
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CARC Club Member Information Update Request
We are in the process of cleaning up our Club roster and want to invite you all to update your information.
Updating your information will ensure the club roster is current and you will be notified of club activities and information.
Note: there must be a form for each member.
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Harbison 50k – January 7th, 2023
Hey CARC and area friends of Amateur Radio!
We’re planning for the Harbison 50k and need VOLUNTEERS!
Here are the details you’ll need at this point:
When – Saturday, January 7th
Where – Harbison State Forest
Pre-event meeting – via Zoom the night before!
Race Start – 7:30 am from the field in front of the gazebo.
The primary frequency will be 146.400 simplex – make sure you have a good antenna
The secondary frequency will be 147.330 2mContinue reading
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