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

DAREN of WV News November 13, 2011(.A10)
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.

I hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend.  I want to express my thanks to all of those who served in the military to protect our country.  If it weren't for their efforts, our country would not be as free as it is, and we may not be able to have Amateur Radio the way it is.

There's been very little activity this week so we might go over some things to get ready for winter.  Since a lot of your time will be traveling in your vehicle, there are things that you should keep in it.  Some kind of food that won't spoil, and can be opened easily.  Water that can be placed so that it doesn't freeze while the car isn't occupied.  Don't forget to have blankets and/or some kind of heat to keep you warm if you get stuck and can't get help for a period of time.  Chains for your vehicle to keep you from getting stuck. A portable or handheld radio and flashlight with extra batteries for both. Try to make your Winter experience a little bit safer.

John Ghormley, KJ4UFG, Editor of the SouthEastern Repeater Association (SERA) Repeater Journal, is looking for a correspondent to write articles for the West Virginia section of the magazine.  Morris Kettle, AD8T, used to be the correspondent, but is now writing articles for another section of the magazine. If you would like to be the WV Correspondent, contact John at his E-Mail of: editor@sera.org for additional information.  The SERA Repeater Journal is a magazine that has information both repeater, and general Amateur Radio, from the eight states of: Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

There were 56 check-ins this week to the State Wide DAREN Net. Gene Roy, N8ER, who's been participating in the net since May 1, 1993, has completed 950 check- ins.  Anna Hendershot, KC8JWW, who's been participating in the net since May 9, 1998, has completed 700 check-ins.  And, Buford Lemon Jr., KB8QLG, who's been participating in the net since July 8, 1995, has completed 550 check-ins.  All of these operators will be receiving their certificates.  Tricia Magyarosi, KC8VLI, needs only one more check-in to make 400.  There was one check-in with the call of "TEST".  If you checked into the net at about 7:04 PM on Saturday evening, don't see your callsign on this coming week's net announcement, and think it may have been you, let me know so that I can give you credit for the check-in.

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