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

DAREN of WV News December 18, 2011(.A15)
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.

Only one more week before Christmas, and it doesn't look like it's going to be white one.  The weather can stay just like it is until spring, and then get warmer.  There's not much news this week so this issue is going to be short.  I do want to wish everyone a very Merry and safe Christmas.  I hope that you get some Amateur Radio equipment and maybe something to get you on Packet Radio. Most of the activities around here have also slowed down, so I can get some things caught up.  I need to get started on State Wide DAREN Net participation certificates.  I'm just a few weeks behind on them.  If anyone has something they would like to pass on to others let me know.  While you have a little bit of spare time, you might make sure you are ready for winter.  Make sure your back up power is ready and that you can stay warm if your power goes off.  We have been lucky around here; we could have been the ones who got the blizzard that they got in the Midwest.  Winter isn't here yet, but it will be on the 22nd.  Stay warm and get me some news to put here in the DAREN News.

There were 51 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  I want to welcome Sammy Mercer, N8SVX, back to the DAREN Net.  Sammy has been missing from the net since August 20, 2005.  There was one station that checked into the net again this week with the callsign of "TEST".  The station with the callsign of "TEST" checked into the net at about 7:56 PM on Saturday evening. If your call doesn't show up on the DAREN Net Announcement this coming week, and think it may have been you, let me know so that I can give you credit for the participation in the net.

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