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Please keep KJ4TL, John in your prayers.
If you can please send him a card to brighten his day.

  His home address is in the rosters on the SCSSB.net
and he is currently at Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169

Moved to Room 714, he asked that there
are no phone calls at this time.



South Carolina Section Manager’s Report, for December 2022.

Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators. This is Marc, N4UFP with the South Carolina Section Manager’s Report, for December 2022.
Please note that this Section report and other information on Amateur Radio in South Carolina can also be found at arrlsc.org/.

The sun finally awakened in a big way over the past few weeks. Daily solar flux values exceeded 200 for approximately a week in mid-January
2023, making worldwide F-layer propagation possible on 10, 12, and 15 m. More recently, daily solar values have fallen below 150, but this is
still a significant improvement over the typical flux  values of less than 75 that are seen near the low point in a solar cycle. We should
expect daily solar flux values  to show a  long-term upward trend through 2023 and it may be possible that occasional F-layer openings
appear on  6m. For those of you who are interested in space weather and the impact it may have on amateur communications, a good place
to start is NOAA’s Solar Weather Product Subscription service at SWPC.Products@noaa.gov. SWPC sends out daily e-mails containing
information about the current solar weather conditions, including daily values of 10.7 cm solar flux. Although higher values of solar flux are
associated with  improved propagation on the higher HF bands and 6m, the causal link between daily values of solar flux and propagation
is rather weak. High values of solar flux can indicate either improved propagation or greatly increased D-layer absorption resulting  in no HF
propagation, depending on what kind of particles/radiation drives up the flux value. Often, the  best  thing to do  is get on the higher HF
bands and listen.

Our PIC, Gordon Mooneyhan, W4EGM, has begun a monthly newsletter for his Public Information Officers and amateurs in general. The
newsletter is quite lengthy and detailed, so rather than include it here, I will post it to the arrlsc website. I appreciate the work that Gordon
and his team have put into this and encourage you to take a look at his reports on our section web page.

Gabe Turner, KJ4EEZ, from SCEMD will soon begin working with Billy Irwin, K9OH, our ASM for SkyWarn to strengthen this program in SC.
Mr. Turner has four suggestions for specific improvements that will help accomplish this:

1. Build an SOP/Guideline to standardize the practice across all 4 of our regions.
2. Define what repeaters would be used within each geographic area.
3. Work to better foster and facilitate relationships between you and the volunteers.
4. Assist with any training that needs to be completed.

I share Mr. Turner’s belief that SkyWarn is valuable and must not be lost or allowed to fade away. I would encourage those of you who are
active in SkyWarn to contact Billy Irwin and share your thoughts on Mr. Turner’s suggestions. This is a good time to have these discussions,
because it is unlikely that we will have extreme weather events during the next two or three months.

Finally, in the near future, I will send out e-mails to all appointees in the South Carolina Section asking them to do two things:

1.    Confirm that they wish to continue to hold their appointment.
2.    Review their contact information in the spreadsheet attached to the
                                  message and send any corrections to me so that the spreadsheet can be updated.

I will assume that appointees who do not respond within 30 days of receipt of the e-mail do not wish to remain a part of the ARRL Field Organization in SC.

That’s it for now. Next, let’s look at the numbers …

December 2022 National Traffic System Report for South Carolina compiled
by Section Traffic Manager Dean, N4AJK

December 2022 National Traffic System Report for South Carolina compiled
by
STM Dean, N4AJK

Net Reports
Net  /  Check Ins  /  Traffic  /  Sessions  /  Reported By

Anderson Radio Club 2m Net  /  475  /  27  /  27  /  W3SUE
Blue Ridge Amateur Radio 2m Net  / 1782  /  38  /  31  /  W4DJW
CARC  /  87  /  22  /  4  /  KU5N
CARC Simplex  /  35  /  0  /  2
CARES  /  45  /  0  /  4  /  N6WWG
CN  /  353  /  103  /  62  /  KC4PGN
Carolinas Slow Net  /  115  /  24  /  24  /  KI4KZS
Florence Amateur Radio Club  /  46  /  3  /  3  /  WB6GUC
Grand Strand ARC 2m Net  /  197  /  17  /  17  /  N4AJK
Grand Strand ARC 1.25m Net  /  21  /  3  /  3  /  N4AJK
Grand Strand ARC 70cm Net  /  56  /  7  /  7  /  N4AJK
Greater Pee Dee 2m Net  /  855  /  50  /  31  /  KK4KSZ
Greenwood ARC 2m Net  /  74  /  4  /  4  /  AI4WN
Greenwood ARC 70cm Net  /  49  /  4  /  4  /  AI4WN
Kershaw ARC 2m Net  /  73  /  8  /  8  /  KK4RUI
Lancaster County 2m Net  /  23  /  0  /  4  /  N4WMB.
PALS Net  /  710  /  41  /  31  /  KK4MQN
SC ARES Statewide HF Net  /  68  / 10  /  4  /  KN4KRZ
SC Heart Training Net  /  100  /  0  /  3  /  KQ4KK
SC Midlands ARES Training Net  /  58  /  12  /  4  /  KN4KRZ
SCSSB  /  1493  /  106  /  30  /  KG4RUE
Sumter County EmComm  /  40  /  5  /  4  /  KF4ARD
Trident ARC 2m Net  /  51  /  12  /  4  /  K4TCP
YCARS  /  1062  /  2  /  51  /  K4TTM
YC ARES  /  13  /  0  /  1  /  KO4ICI

CAROLINAS SLOW NET DECEMBER REPORT

CHECK INS  115  /  TRAFFIC  24 / 24 DURATION 565 MINUTES IN 31 SESSIONS
BT
BRENT KI4KZS CSN MANAGER

Public Service Honor Roll
           1           2           3           4           5           6     

     K4NWX         20         23         20          x           5          10                     
TOTAL   78

Station Activity Reports
Station  /  Sent  /  Received  /  Delivered  /  Originated  /  Total
WS4P /     25   /          9        /           0        /          0          /    34  

Until next month, 73 and be safe …

Marc N4UFP
ARRL South Carolina Section
Section Manager: Dr Marc C Tarplee, N4UFP
n4ufp@arrl.org



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