Update: 09/29/2022

All are linked together so any will do.
Florence 147.195
Cheraw 145.490
Pageland 146.895
Mullins 145.470
Greeleyville 145.230
Lucknow 146.925
Florence 146.850 is Backup
Dillon 146.745 is liason between Pee Dee , Beach and NC
Horry County is on 147.285 west and 145.11 east
SCHeart Analog and Digital will be placed in Emergency Mode beginning Friday Morning !!

NE SC Skywarn Net begins 8AM Friday on PALS !

SCHEART will be going into emergency operations mode on Friday at 0900 AM and remain until Ian passes.

SCHEART system status: Conway UHF is operating as a stand alone repeater and can not link to the statewide network.  It will not be available to support statewide communication for Ian.

Whitehall UHF has low link audio and engineering was not able to resolve the issue.  It can be linked statewide but audio from the network will be weak.

Greenville, Dillon, and Hilton Head DMR repeaters are not linked due to network issues to the sites and will not  be available for statewide communication.

Donald KB4RRC

Hello to All !

At the recommendation of SCEMD we will be holding a District 4/Pee Dee Region Skywarn Net on Friday beginning at 8AM.   We will open it then and based on conditions make a brief announcement on the top of the hour and possibly at the bottom of the hour as the situation develops. WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO HOLD THIS ON THE PALS NETWORK . THE Florence Repeater 146.850Mhz will serve as the backup for the net.  Andy J has volunteered to kick us off at 8AM and We will be asking for other volunteer operators to take a shift. 

The Net Preamble will be brief and the goal is to mimic the Hurricane Watch net on 14.325 and 7.268 and receive live real time weather reports from  stations from the Lowcountry thru the Eastern Midlands of South Carolina. This information will be relayed to The appropriate NWS facility and SCEMD.  If those available will participate It will be fun and very imformative to hear where the areas the storm is affecting.

The SC HEARTS Network will be statewide and the SC DMR Network will be in the emergency mode and the State Emergency Operations Center will be fully staffed at 8AM Friday for the duration….

Any Questions Comments Please email back as this my be a long event..

Donald KB4RRC

Good morning Folks,

Right now we are in a holding pattern No activity has been set but some may be possibly today.   
PLEASE MONITOR 146.850Mhz for the next several days if possible. Probably till Sunday?   It should be quiet for the most part anyway. 
I will pass any significant info We receive as a general announcement on the repeater.

Stay Safe and Dry !

Donald KB4RRC

Good evening,

I have attached the latest Hurricane Ian briefing for your review. We switched to the multi-slide briefing this time. 

Here’s what we know…

  • The probabilities continue to increase across southeast NC and northeast SC that we will see some impacts from Ian by the end of the week, but the magnitude of impacts continues to depend on the eventual track of the storm.
  • As moisture from Ian spreads northward and interacts with a coastal front that is expected to be in the vicinity, the potential for heavy rainfall and flooding will increase, especially Friday into Saturday night.
  • Initial storm total rainfall estimates could exceed 6 to 8 inches across coastal areas with isolated higher amounts.
  • The large fetch of wind between Ian and large high pressure to the north will result in persistent onshore flow which will lead to coastal flooding even as early as Thursday. Rough surf and beach erosion are also possible as a result of the wave action along the shoreline.
  • There is also a potential for isolated tornadoes, especially Saturday

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns – and have a great night!

Steven Pfaff
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Wilmington, NC 28405

Hurricane Ian Info Sep 2022