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

DAREN of WV News June 26, 2011(.989)
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 again this week.  But I did get a message from Tom White, W3JTW, giving me a suggestion for an article in the DAREN News.  Tom suggested that since there are several operators who don't HF privileges, they can get on EchoLink, and still talk around the world.  I'm going to put together a short lesson on how to use EchoLink in the next week or so.

How did your group do on Field Day?  Send me some news on what you did and anything that you learned.  We can pass the lessons learned to others who might be able to use them.  I was always told to try to learn from other people's mistakes.  If it wasn't a mistake, maybe it can still help others.

There were 54 check-ins to this week's State Wide DAREN Net.  Douglas Haines, W8DEH, who's been checking into the net since May 2, 2009, has completed 100 check-ins and will be receiving his certificate.  I want to welcome Jeffery Broschart, KC8OBS, back to the DAREN system.  Jeffery has been missing from the net since June 24, 2006.  I hope he checks in as often as he can.  There were three new stations that checked into the net this week, and they were: Fred Channell, KD8LUG, from Elkins, Matthew Butcher, KD8OGL, and Jessie Butcher, KD8OGK, both from Martinsburg.  These stations may have checked into the net from a Field Day location.  I want to welcome them to the DAREN system.  I hope they get the Packet Radio bug, set up their own stations, participate in the DAREN system, and the State Wide DAREN Net as often as possible.

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