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

Capabilities:

  • 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

Terry Mills KC8TUE / Unit 289

Judy Peterson N8UFQ / Unit 255

Meetings are held at 7:00PM on the first Tuesday of each month at Cheryl's Country Diner, 3970 Staunton Trunpike, Parkersburg, 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

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Amateur Radio (Ham) Technician Class and Testing

Testin TimeThere will be an Amateur Technician training session at Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department on February 9th.2019.
The purpose of the training session is to facilitate those who wish to obtain an Amateur (ham) Radio Operators License.
The class will start promptly at 9:00 AM and will be followed by VE testing for all grades of licensing.
This class will last into the afternoon and refreshment and lunch will be served to participants.

New Licensing Requirements

Candidates must bring two sets of ID, one with a picture. Advance notice of special circumstance requirements would be appreciated. Testing is $14.00 USD and start immediately after the training session. You may bring calculators provided they don't store text.

Upgrading Requirements

If Upgrading you will needs to have a photocopy of your license, and the original. If you have a Certificate of Completion for which you want credit, bring a photocopy and the original with you. Advance notice of special circumstance requirements would be appreciated. Testing is $14.00 USD and starts immediately after the training session. Calculators are allowed provided they don't store text.

For More Information contact

Ken Harris WA8LLM / Unit 251
Home 304 679 3470
Cell 304 481 3840
E-Mail Kenny Harris WA8LLM

 

The Christmas Shopping Season is Approaching

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Black Friday is here. One of the busiest shopping days of the year! You can help WCEC maintain its readiness by doing you shopping on AmazonSmile and choosing Wood County Emergency Communications as your charity.

What is difference between Amazon and Amazon smile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. 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.

To change your charitable organization:

  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. ...
  3. Select your new charitable organization Wood County Emergency Communications.

Thanks for your support.

 

Alert Messages

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Monthly Business Meeting

January 1, 2019

NOTE: Meeting Place is Lubeck

Meetings are held at the Lubeck Civic Center. starting at 7:00 PM. VE Testing will be conducted starting at 5:00 PM for those wishing to obtain or upgrade an amateur radio license. See testing information here.

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.
  • RACES
    (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 Amazon.com. 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 www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) 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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