D.A.R.E.N. News 2010

DAREN of WV News August 22, 2010 (.945]
Kenneth Harris WA8LLM (304) 679-3470 wa8llm@yahoo.com
P.O. BOX 3328, PARKERSBURG, WV 26103

DAREN News, are articles and information about the Digital Amateur Radio "Emergency" Network of WV, which operates on 145.69 MHz.  Anyone having any information about DAREN, or Amateur Radio in general, and would like to share it with others, may send it to WA8LLM @ PKBGWV on 145.69 MHz, or to my E-Mail: wa8llm@yahoo.com. A State Wide DAREN NET is operated every Saturday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and lately, before and after those hours.  The DAREN Net Announcement, showing the MAIN NCS, ALTERNATE NCS, NODEs accessible to both, and the previous week's check-ins, are posted by Thursday on most of the Main county DAREN PBBS'.  The DAREN News can also be found on the wc8ec.org website.

There's not much information for the DAREN News this week, and it's a little bit late getting typed up.

I hope the West Virginia State ARRL Convention went well.  I would liked to have attended, but I was busy here in Wood County.  Most of the weekend went as I had mentioned last week, except for one problem.  On the way home from the Parkersburg Homecoming BINGO, one of the trailer pulling vehicles had a problem.  One of the two alternator belts broke and caused the Power Steering and Air Pump belts to jump off.  Not knowing what the problem was the vehicle was towed home.  The weekend ended at about 1:30 Monday morning.

Wood County Emergency Communications is still working on the Hamfest that will be held on October 9th in Wood County.  All of the information is being posted on the website: www.wc8ec.org the information is being updated as it becomes available.  If you have any questions about the Hamfest, you can send me a message by Packet Radio on the PKBGWV mailbox or E-Mail at wa8llm@yahoo.com

There were 49 check-ins to this week's State Wide DAREN Net.  Frank Hughes, WD8DEP, who's been participating in the net since November 20, 2004, has completed 250 check-ins, and will be getting his certificate.  Brent Hathaway, KD8GKR, needs, only one more check-in to make 50.

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