The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.
Beaufort ARES nets are held on Thursday nights at 7:00pm 145.130- Repeater Tone 88.5
State Wide VHF-UHF ARES nets on Sunday night at 8:00pm. The SC HEART linked Repeater System, now includes NC as well. 146.715- t123.0 , 441.675+ t123.0
MARS IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD HAMS
Navy MARS has gone from the scene. Former members have gone to Army or Air Force MARS. If you are a General Class or higher licensee, and have an interest in emergency communications service and support for Army or Air Force communications needs, MARS would like to hear from you.
SC SSB Net every night at 7:00 pm
The National Traffic System plan is a means for systematizing amateur traffic handling facilities by making a structure available for an integrated traffic facility designed to achieve the utmost in two principal objectives: rapid movement of traffic from origin to destination, and training amateur operators to handle written traffic and participate in directed nets. These two objectives, which sometimes conflict with each other, are the underlying foundations of the National Traffic System.
NTS operates daily, even continuously with the advent of the advanced digital links of today.
The personnel consists of operators who participate for one or two periods a week, and some who are active daily. The National Traffic System is an organized effort to handle traffic in accordance with a plan which is easily understood, is basically sound, and which employs modern methods of network traffic handling in general acceptance today.