If you are an amateur radio operator planning to vacation in the Myrtle Beach area, let the Myrtle Beach Ham Radio Visitors Guide be your guide to all the local ham radio events and repeaters. But not only Myrtle Beach, the coverage area for this site is up to a 65 Mile radius around Myrtle Beach including locations as far as; Florence,SC., Lumberton, NC., and Wilmington, NC. You will find information on; repeater frequencies, and nets, club meetings, social gatherings, and many other amateur radio activities. This site also covers hamfests and conventions for up to a 100 Mi radius. Our local radio operators enjoy and invite vacationing hams to attend these functions and welcome your relaxing stay with us. (old host)


Myrtle Beach area Amateur Radio Repeater Directory
The Myrtle Beach area has great coverage when it comes to repeaters with over 25 of them in operation. Many of the repeaters can be operated using a 5 watt HT. Most others you will find full quieting using your mobile rig. Click Here for a list of Myrtle Beach area repeaters. Some of these will have evening and afternoon nets. Join in if you hear one. Weekly nets are posted in the left column of this site.
A CSV (comma delimited) file of our local repeater list is now available to download so you can program your radio using Chirp.

D-STAR in Myrtle Beach
All amateur radio operators both residents and visitors are welcome to use the two NE4SC  D-STAR repeater gateways. Most of the time the repeater gateways are left connected to reflectors 30C & 61C. You are welcome to unlink and link to your favorite reflector or repeater to make your call but, we ask that you link the repeater gateway back when you are done. For more information on the Myrtle Beach D-STAR repeater gateway visit our list of area repeaters. and visit the two repeater gateways home page ne4sc.org. Reflector 61 is known as the South Carolina Reflector. You may find many SC; Repeater Gateways, Dongles, DVAPs and Hotspots connected there

Echolink Travel Tips
If you are planning to use Echolink at your hotel or RV park, you may need to setup the proxy option in your echolink software. While running the latest software, run the firewall test. By default, most network routers are blocking the necessary UDP/TCP ports required to run Echolink. If the firewall test comes back failed, then you will require a proxy. In the "System Setup" window, click on the "Proxy" tab, select "Choose Public Proxy" and use the drop down to find a suitable proxy. Click here for a list of public proxy servers.

Local Area Ham Websites
Grand Strand ARC  B.I.G. E.A.R.S.  SC-HEART  Willmington VHF Asoc.  Hurricane Area Hams  Florence ARC.  Azalea Coast ARC.  Brunswick Shores ARC
 
CLUBS 66 TO 125 MILES FROM MYRTLE BEACH
Charleston ARS  Low Country ARC  Trident ARC  Columbia ARC  Palmetto ARC  Sumter ARA
Kershaw County ARC  Palmetto Link Sys

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CSRA (GA-SC) D-STAR University, January 17, 2015

 University of South Carolina, Aiken campus, Aiken South Carolina

 
Saturday, 12 noon to 5PM E
 
The Aiken SC D-STAR Club will hold a one day D-STAR workshop that will provide information and training on all levels of D-STAR, the Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio.  Classes will be organized to allow participants on all levels from new users to repeater system administrators gain knowledge about D-STAR’s digital voice and data technology.  The goals and objectives are to present D-STAR definitions, equipment, DVAPs, Dongles, linking, D-Rats and comprehensive training for programming the radios. There will also be presentations and demonstrations on advancements in D-STAR high speed data communications and other emergency communications techniques using D-STAR equipment. There will be time for “hands on” instructions how to program D-STAR radios without a computer. And come early and DSTAR experts will be available to program your DSTAR radio for you.
 
The class will be given by the experienced instructors of the Georgia D-STAR group and DSTARinfo.com who have presented dozens of seminars and training across the country, such as John Davis, WB4QDX, Ed Woodrick, WA4YIH, and Robin Cutshaw, AA4RC who developed the DVDongle and DVAP, and others will present high speed data and other advancements in communication using D-STAR systems. The target audience for this session is those new to DSTAR, emergency management, hospital administrators and the more advanced D-STAR users.

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