SCHH ARC “This & That” – May 21 , 2024

de KB3FW

The SCHH ARC is a GREAT CLUB! Many clubs in SCHH end everything that they do at their May meetings and resume activities some time after Labor Day in September.

The SCHH ARC has a meeting on June 6th to discuss ARRL Field Day, which will happen at Lake Somerset for us on June 22nd.

We will have a POTA activation of KE4HAM and a Lighthouse activation event on August 3rd on Hunting Island.

Our newsletter “This & That” is published every week…no breaks for the summer like many SCHH clubs, some of which never publish anything on a regular basis.

Many of our members “meet” during the week during our nets on 2m FM. It’s not too hard to hit the KK4ONF repeater for Wednesday nights…every week, including the summer.

If you can’t get on the air, we usually have EchoLink up and running so you can get on board that way.

We have a club repeater up and running with members regularly monitoring it in case someone has news or just wants to chat.

We have no formal meetings in July or August but we are not taking the summer off!

Please join your fellow hams in activities and our great nets over the summer months and let’s have some ham radio fun.

73 de Harve Hnatiuk / KB3FW

New Club Banner Has Arrived!

Chip Miller, KQ4JKI, has a new temporary addition to his shack!

We are ready for ARRL Field Day! Not to mention Hunting Island!!

The banner will be “officially” unveiled at our June 6th Membership Meeting.

Thanks to Chip for leading the effort to design and procure the new banner!

Welcome Mat Gets Unexpected Visitor!

Harve, KB3FW, recently went to check if the front door of his house was locked.

Here is what he saw when he looked out the door. You can’t make this up…it is SC after all!

A little gator seemed to read the Welcome Mat and was poised to come in for a visit!

Harve gave him a “rain check” that can be used in 2075.

If you have a good SCHH Gator Photo to share, please send it to Harve (

Upcoming Club Events and Meetings

June 6th — Monthly Membership Meeting: 7 PM in the Bayside Room at the Lakehouse. Field Day Planning Meeting preceded by an Elmer presentation on POTA by Jack Frisch, K2ITZ. More details in an upcoming “This &That”.

June 22nd — ARRL Field Day: Lake Somerset. KE4HAM on the air at 2 PM Eastern. Set up begins around Noon. More details at the June 6th Meeting.

August 3rd — Hunting Island POTA Activation and Lighthouses on the Air: More info to follow.

Club Website

Click here to get to the Club’s website:

If you notice any errors or have site-related questions, please email the webmaster;  email:

SCHH ARC Nets: Check-in If You Can!

Thanks to all who participate.

These are our nets. Enjoy them. They are very special and give us the opportunity to connect with each other while testing our equipment’s connectivity capabilities.

Please keep our nets alive and well by checking in when you can.

Weekly SCHH ARC Nets

Sunday’s Net (8 PM) operates on 147.550 MHz simplex and EchoLink node: KE4HAM – L except on the Sunday after our club’s membership meeting. On the Sunday after our club membership meeting, the Sunday Net will be on the KE4HAM repeater (147.135 + with a tone of 91.5 on both the input and the output). The KE4HAM Repeater Net can also be accessed via EchoLink at KE4HAM-R. 

Wednesday‘s Net (8 PM) operates from the KK4ONF/Jasper repeater, 147.060+ and EchoLink node: KE4HAM-R

Net Control Stations and EchoLink Coordinator

Thanks to our regular Net Controls: Bob Officer, WA6WAY; Frank Pollino, K2OS; Russ Treadwell, N1ZK; and Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FW.

Thanks to Ron Frick, AI4HH, for continually working to keep our SCHH ARC nets on EchoLink.

Net Control Schedule:

— Wednesday, May 22 @ 8 PM ET:  Frank Pollino, K2OS (JASPER COUNTY REPEATER)

— Sunday, May 26th @ 8 PM ET: Bob Officer, WA6WAY (Simplex)

If you are interested in being a Net Control, please let Harve know.

SCHH ARC Net Reports:

Thanks to ALL who checked in to our SCHH ARC nets last week.
If you have the time, please check into our club’s nets on a regular basis.

Last week’s check-ins and traffic:

— Wednesday, May 15 : KE4HAM/KB3FW, AI4HH, WA2LWO, K2ITZ, WA6WAY, KB3FW, KQ4JKI, WB4KSG. QNI=8. QTC+0.

— Sunday, May 19: KE4HAM/WA6WAY. No report.

Note: QNI = Number of Check-ins to the net, including Net Control; QTC = Traffic handled (Radiograms).

Other Operating:

Daily —  Monitor the new KE4HAM Repeater: 147.135 MHz + with a tone of 91.5. You may get some good DX spots from time to time and other members may be there if you want to connect/chat.

Harve Hnatiuk, KB3FWEdit