D.A.R.E.N. News 2011

DAREN of WV News February 13, 2011(.970)
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.

Not much news this week.  I hope you've been getting something out of the two Packet lessons I've put in the news.  Maybe next week I'll try to explain about the Secondary Identification (SSID) that is attached to your callsign when using Packet.

I guess the weather is supposed to be a lot warmer this coming week.  Now would be the time to start checking on your antennas and coax, and see what kind of damage has been done to them from the snow and wind this season.

Don't forget to put the Charleston Hamfest on your calendar.  The Charleston Hamfest will be March 19th at the Coonskin Armory.  The Jackson County Hamfest will be held on May 1st at the Ripley Middle School in Ripley.  The Parkersburg Hamfest will be on October 8th at the 4 H Camp Grounds in Mineral Wells, just five miles from I-77 exit 170.

There will be a Skywarn Training Class on March 8th.  The class will be held a 6:00 PM at 50 Centerview Drive, in Fairmont, Marion County.  The class should last about two hours.

That's all I have for now.  If you have some kind of activity that you would like to pass on to others, send me a message or an E-Mail and I'll put it in the News.

There were 60 check-ins to this week's State Wide DAREN Net.  John Peterson, K8ZPR, who's been participating in the net since April 23, 1994, has completed 850 check-ins.  And, Bob Tuckerman, W3RUA, who's been participating in the net since December 18, 1993, has completed 800 check-ins.  Both of these operators will be receiving their certificates.

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