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

DAREN of WV News December 5, 2010(.960]
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.

I don't have much news this week.  All I can say is that I've been having problems posting the DAREN News and Net Announcements on some of the PBBSs. This week I am unable to connect to a couple of the PBBSs.  I had to change some of the path directions to connect to some of the stations.  This doesn't surprise me much since I've seen path changes about every change of the seasons since I started working with Packet.  Those checking into the State Wide DAREN Net may be seeing the same thing as they work their way to the Net Control Station every week.

That's all I have for this week.  Maybe I'll have more news next week.  If anyone has any information they would like to pass to those who read the DAREN News, let me know and I'll put it in here.  This DAREN News also gets posted on the Wood County Emergency Communication website: www.wc8ec.org.  The website might have other information that you might be interested in.  In January information about the Wood County Hamfest will start being posted on the website.  The Wood County Hamfest is scheduled to be held on October 8, 2011. Door prizes are already be collected.  At the present time there is an 800 Watt generator and 12 Multimeters that will be used as door prizes.  Information about the hamfest will be updated from time to time on the website as the hamfest gets closer.

There were 57 check-ins to this week's State Wide DAREN Net.  Bob Hanson, AF8RH, who has been participating in the net since November 16, 1996, has completed 700 check-ins.  Tricia Magyarosi, KC8VLI, who has been participating in the net since December 28, 2002, has completed 350 check-ins.  Roy Humes, N8RH, needs only one more check-in to make 700.  The certificate paper that I was hoping to come didn't make it yet.  I've sent an E-Mail to the company to see if it has been shipped.  It's possible that it may take a little longer since this is the Christmas season, and mail may take a little longer.  If the certificate paper comes this week I will get the certificates printed up and get them mailed out.

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