Who is WCEC?

Wood County Emergency Communications Inc. (WCEC) is an all volunteer Non-Profit organization, created to provide back-up and overload communications to all Public Safety agencies in Wood County, West Virginia and the surrounding counties in WV and OH.  Read more in our Mission Statement to see what we do. For more information on Emergency Communicators and Amateur Radio read the "Who Are We?" article.

The organization's Bylaws are available in Adobe pdf format by downloading them here. You can also read the WCEC Operation plan

Silent Key KC8HAI  Dortha Harris

Dot Harris

Dortha "Dot" Harris, 70 of Waverly, WV died at the Camden Clark Medical Center on January 22, 2020. She was born in Parkersburg, WV on March 20, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Custer and Helen Hart Starcher. She had been a nurse's aid at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. She worked for he Burger Boy in Parkersburg, WV and then for Meek's Bakery. She was very active with the Wood County Communication Association doing much of their cooking for many years. Her ham call sign was KC8HAI. She had worked as an EMT. Survivors include her husband Kenneth "Ken" Harris, two daughters, Jennifer (Rick) Greene of Parkersburg, WV, Cathy (Larry) Wotring of Davisiville, WV and a son, Kevin (Addie) Harris of Davisville, WV. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Ryan & Kyle Riser, Colt & Kymber Wotring, and Briann & Brian Harris, and 2 great grandchildren. She is survived by her two brothers, Wayne Starcher of Davisville, Glenn Starcher of Parkersburg, a sister, Anita Johnston of Virginia Beach, VA and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services will be on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. with Pastor Doug Quinn officiating. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Online condolences may be sent to the family at 


  • Mobile communications command center setup
  • Skywarn operating under the National Weather Service
  • Digital Communications statewide via D.A.R.E.N.
  • Voice Communications via handheld and mobile radio and in house wired and wireless telephone systems.
  • Both fixed and mobile voice repeater setups available.
  • Long range WIFI internet available at site
  • Contacting Us
  • Membership Info

To obtain information about a specific event or to enquire about becoming a member of WCEC please contact one of the following members by phone or use the 147.255 MHz repeater.

Our Address is:
Wood County Emergency Communications
Attn.: Kenneth Harris WA8LLM
319 Communications Drive
Waverly, WV 26184

Ken Harris WA8LLM / Unit 251

Terry Mills KC8TUE / Unit 289

Judy Peterson N8UFQ / Unit 255


Meetings are held at 7:00PM on the first Tuesday of each month at The Lubeck Community Center, 275 Lubeck Road, Lubeck WV. (unless specified otherwise).

Applicant should arrive 30 minutes before the meeting to submit their application to the Director for review. Those wishing to test for an Amateur License or an upgrade should arrive around 6:00PM.

- Application and Information Form -

Applicants will need to authorize a background check for membership approval and individuals under the age of 18 will be required to present a signed Parental Authorization form.

Wood County Emergency Communications inc. protects all information presented to it for membership purposes and does not share this information with anyone else for any reason other than a background investigation


Monthly Business Meeting
March 3, 2020

NOTE: Meeting Place is Lubeck

WCEC holds it's Monthly Meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at the Lubeck Civic Center. 322 Lubeck Road.

Minutes of previous meetings

Download Minutes of previous Meetings here....

support Groups

  • ARES
    (Amateur Radio Emergency Services)
    If you are interested in registering with ARES in the Wood/Washington County area, contact Ken Harris. Blank forms are available in the training section.
    (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services)
    If you are a member of WCEC and wish to become a RACES member read the requirements statement then fill out an application and bring it to the next regular scheduled meeting.


Mobile Communications Unit

We continue to upgrade our Mobile Communications capabilities. Thanks to the generous donations from local foundations and the general public we are able to deploy this mobile unit to any disaster or terror activity to assist local Fire, Police and emergency personnel. Your continued donations will help us keep it up to date with the newest technologists.



Supporting WCEC

Wood County Emergency Communications is a Non Profit 501c3 Organization Supported Entirely by Public and Private Donations! There are three ways you can Support Amateur Radio Emergency Communications in Wood County, West Virginia and the surrounding area.

First by donating directly to WCEC using the Pay Pal button below.

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Second you can support WCEC by using the AmazonSmile Foundation.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Every item available for purchase on is also available on AmazonSmile ( at the same price.

Kroger logoThird you can support WCEC every time you go shopping at Kroger.  It's easy when you enroll in Kroger’s Community Rewards® program.
Just go to Kroger/CommunityRewards and create an account using WCEC’s Rewards Number HL113. Then all you have to do is shop at Kroger using your Plus Card. Kroger will donate a percentage of you purchases to WCEC every time you shop and use your Plus Card. Kroger is committed to helping our community grow and prosper. 

Thank you!

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