DMR Training Class!

Several hams have been asking if we could hold another DMR Training Class. We held one a Year ago, An had a Great turn out. If we can get another Great turn out we will do one again! Please RSVP to K4KNJ@w4pde.info if you would like to partake in a DMR Class.

Please Include the Type of DMR radio(s) you are using an if you will need some programming help. Some Travel will be needed as we can not possibly hold a class in every City/State. Please Allow 2 – 4 hours for the Class, Class will be held on a Saturday. Programming or additional help will be given once the class is over so please allow yourself time for that as well.

Announcements will be made on 146.745- PL 82.5 during the 9pm nightly net once we have a time/date scheduled! Questions, Comments can be emailed or asked on the repeater as well.

House Bill H. 3355 DUI-E

As you may have heard, a Bill has been introduced in the SC House of Representatives to ban DUI-E, Driving Under the Influence of Electronic devices. The short form is that it will require hands free operation of cell phones, GPS, etc. As the Bill is currently written, there is an exemption for Amateur Radio.

As of this point, Gordon Mooneyhan, W4EGM has been in touch with Roanoke Division Director Hippisley, Vice-Director Morine, SC Section Manager Tarplee, and Dan Henderson of ARRL Regulatory staff, all because one of the GSARC members decided to jump the gun regarding this bill. The consensus that was reached is that, since the Bill has what we want, we will do nothing, except monitor the progress at this time.

Basically, I wanted to get the word out that the Section Manager is aware of this Bill, and a plan is in place. I’m sure Marc would appreciate it if y’all would help get the word out that a plan is in place and that it would be appreciated if the Amateur Radio community would just do nothing at this point as we don’t want to upset the apple cart.

Winter Club Meeting!

Hello All,
Just a quick reminder of our meeting scheduled for 01 December 2018 at Shuler’s BBQ 419 Highway 38 Latta SC, 29592. Meeting time is 12:00 pm sharp as we have another group using the facilities at 1:30 pm. We have the room from 11:30 until 1:30 so I plan to get there early.

The board has not set any agendas for this meeting, so the floor will be open for any and all traffic. I would also like to mention that this is the election meeting and all seats are up for re-election.

The current board members have served for several years and we welcome anyone who would like to give the management of the society a try.

I really look forward to seeing all of you there!

Best Regards,
Tim Thompson, W2SOC

KA5JPS, John-Silent Key

WT4SO brought the Following Announcement to the Net this Evening!

We are sad to announce KA5JPS, John passed away an became a Silent Key on November 02, 2018. John was a normal check in to Our Nightly Net and was just getting his feet wet in DMR. I had the pleasure to meet John back in March 2018 when we held the DMR training Class in Florence. John will be missed! RIP My Friend!

Funeral Services are being held Monday Nov. 05 2018. McKenzie Funeral Home 210 E George St Hemingway, SC 29554 is handling all the arrangements.

 

 

Friday Night Net Control Needed!

The Greater Pee Dee 2 meter Net held nightly at 9 pm est. needs a Friday Night Net Control Operator. The Net Preamble can be found on this website under the Net Info Tab. If anyone has any questions or would like to volunteer to be a NCS can email us at W4PDE@w4pde.info.

Welcome to The Greater Pee Dee Radio Society.

This is the new web page for the Greater Pee Dee Radio Society.  Primary Construction is complete. Everyone is Welcome to use the features an info posted. Come Back often as we will post updates and announcements as they become available!

Do not forget to check in Nightly to Our 9pm Net Held on the 146.745- PL 82.5 repeater located in Dillon County, SC. You can also use the net check in widget!