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Thursday, January 17 2019 @ 11:49 AM EST
Emergency Coordinator
Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Matthew W Mcguire, Jr

NTS Traffic Handling Manual - Here is the ARRL NTS Traffic Handling instructions that you may find helpful:  NTS Traffic Handling Manual

Message Forms & Manuals - Download all the forms and some pretty slick manuals - courtesy of the ARRL. Message Forms & Manuals

Emergency Communications Courses Online! - As part of their Certification and Continuing Education program, the ARRL is now offering three courses online: Introduction to Emergency Communications Course (EC-001), Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs (EC-016), and ARRL Public Relations (EC-015). On-line courses open regularly once a month, with registration available on the Web. The cost for these classes is $50.00 for ARRL members, and $85.00 for non members. For more information and registration, go to  http://www.arrl.org/online-courses Prerequisites for EC-001 course include ICS-100 (IS-100) and IS-700. These clases are available online for free from FEMA at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp


Skywarn nets are initiated any time the National Weather Service issues a severe weather alert. The nets are conducted on the following repeaters:
  • Primary - Conway 147.090 MHz (+) (PL Tone 123 Hz)
  • Secondary - Myrtle Beach 146.655 MHz (-) (PL Tone 123 Hz)  (This repeater is currently off line.  Please use 145.110 MHz/85.4 as temporary alternate.)

ALL amateurs licensed for these frequencies are encouraged to participate. See the GSARC home page for Storm Spotter training information. Horry County specific SKYWARN information is available at        http://ne4sc.org/page.php?page=SKYWARN



South Carolina ARES/RACES  HF nets are held on the First/Third Monday nights of every month at 1800 hours local on 3.9935 MHz. All amateurs licensed for this frequency are invited to participate.


The Horry County ARES/RACES  2 meter net meets on the Fourth Wednesday night of every month at 2000 hours (8 PM) local on 147.285 MHz (PL 85.4). All amateurs licensed for this frequency are invited to participate.



The Horry County ARES/RACES  2 periodically conducts emergency communications training at the Surfside Beach Fire Station. This normallt occurs on the 4th Saturday of each month at 10 AM, but the date may vary with the availability of the training room and other conflicts with scheduled events. Please check the Events Calendar on this website to verify dates for upcoming training. Dates will be posted as they are confirmed and locked down.


Horry County Chapter of the American Red Cross - Take a minute and check out this informative site. Emergency shelter locations and much more!


Horry County ARES


Message Forms & Manuals

Message Traffic Info and Training

Horry County Emergency Ops Manual

SC Coastal Evacuation Routes

NTS Message Handling: A video overview:

NTS Message Traffic School video - (3 video classes):

SKYWARN example severe thunderstorm net (audio/video):

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