ARES® / RACES
 
 
Berkeley County, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)® / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a member run organization of Berkeley County, SC, based Amateur Radio operators (Hams) who are trained and dedicated to providing radio communications for civil-preparedness and relief agencies during periods of local, regional, or national civil emergencies. These emergencies may include natural disasters (such as severe weather, fires, floods or earthquakes) or acts of terrorism.
To meet the requirements of the Berkeley County Emergency Operations Plan, a member run organization was formed to chart itís own course in training, operations and readiness. This group of volunteers is organized under the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) ARES® program.
Additionally, Berkeley County ARES® members will be registered for operation in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) program. An High Frequency (HF) operating position will allow for communications with State and Federal agencies including SC Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), Shared Resources (SHARES), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FEMA, and Military Auxiliary Radio Sevice (MARS) stations.

 
WD4NUN Repeater
From 2-5 June 2014, South Carolina Emergency Department (SCEMD) will conduct a four day statewide Hurricane Full Scale Exercise (FSE).
On 4 June 2014, the WD4NUN repeater will be in use from 0800-1800 EDT in support of this exercise. All users of this repeater, who are not part of the exercise, will need to use other, area repeaters during that time period. As always, exercise communication operations will break for emergency traffic.
The repeater will be in use sporadically on 2-3 and 5 June 2014.
The repeater will be used for voice, digital and SSTV transmissions.
All inquires, comments, suggestions, etc. regarding operation of the repeater should be addressed to: wd4nun(at)gmail.com.

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