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

DAREN of WV News October 9, 2011(.A05)
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.

Tom Martin, WW8TM, donated an antenna to the Tyler County Amateur Radio Club to be used on the Tyler County DAREN NODE/PBBS of TYLEWV/MIDBWV.  Ray Gorrell, WV8RG, has the antenna and is getting ready to clean it up and assemble it.  As soon as he gets it ready, the antenna will be installed.  The Packet Radio station is already in place and just needs to be turned on.  With any luck we should be seeing it come on the air shortly.  I'm making plans to make a trip to the Wetzel County tower site to find out what is wrong with the NODE/PBBS of WETZWV/NMARWV.  The station has been off the air for several months.  I'm planning to take a complete station with radio, TNC, power supply, and battery. I just hope it's not an antenna problem.

That's all I have for this week.  If you have something you would like to send out to those who read the DAREN News, send it to me on Packet, or on the Internet, and I'll be glad to get it posted.

There were 49 check-ins to this week's State Wide DAREN Net.  My wife Dot Harris, KC8HAI, who's been participating in the net since May 3, 1997, has completed 750 check-ins, and will be receiving her certificate.  My daughter Cathy Wotring, KC8DJJ, needs only one more check-in to make 800.  With the Parkersburg/Wood County Hamfest over things will be slowing way down.  We only have a couple of Road Races to do, if they are held, and if they contact us.  I am now trying to get everything stored away for the Winter.  I should have some time to get caught up with the participation certificates that I have fallen behind on.

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