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


DAREN of WV News June 5, 2011(.986)
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.

The News is real short this week.  I only received one message and that was an E-Mail from Lee Mairs, KM4YY.  Lee is still having antenna problems on his Hampshire County NODE/PBBS, HAMPWV/RMNYWV station.  His emergency standby antenna has now developed a problem.  He's hoping to get a vertical antenna installed on the top of his 60 foot tower this week.

We had a pretty bad storm that went through the area late last night and early this morning.  I don't know what kind of problems I'm going to find when I start posting this DAREN News and next week's State Wide Net Announcement around the state.

I've been so busy these last two weeks that I haven't been able to get the State Wide DAREN Net participation certificates mailed out.  I have them printed up, I just haven't got them ready to go into the mail.  I hope to have the mailing labels printed up, and the certificates in the mail on Friday, June 10.  It seems there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done.  This rainy, wet Spring hasn't helped anything.  All it did cause me a delay of getting my garden in.  And with all of the Public Safety, Public Service activities, I just keep getting farther behind.

There were only 48 check-ins to this week's State Wide DAREN Net.  Bill Bayless, KB8HEK, has completed 450 check-ins, and will be receiving his certificate.

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