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

DAREN of WV News August 28, 2011(.998)
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 to report this week.  Everything has been quiet, and no one has reported anything to me.  If anyone has any information they would like to pass on to others, send it to me and I'll put it in the DAREN News.

There were 54 check-ins to this week's State Wide DAREN Net.  Paul Derosky, K8GLA, who's been participating in the net since September 6, 1997, has completed 650 check-ins, and will be receiving his certificate.  Michael Whitco, KC8OAN, needs only one more check-in to make 400.  And Mark Sweitzer, KD8MIV, needs only one more check-in to make 50.  There were two new participants to the net this week, and they were Jeffrey Hensley, WD4VA, from McGaheysville, VA, and Ray Hensley, KJ4MWQ, from Harrisonburg, VA.  I want to welcome Jeff and Ray to the DAREN system, and hope they participate as often as possible.  I saw that Jeff had connected into the DAREN Chat Room one day, and the next day I got an E-Mail from him.  Jeff is just getting started into Packet Radio and wants to get some information about the DAREN system.  He has been working with the Virginia Digital Emergency Network (VDEN), but would also like to know more about DAREN.

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