D.A.R.E.N. News 2012

DAREN of WV News March 4, 2012(.A26)
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 new this week.  I did get the ink for my printer that I needed, so now I can start printing up the DAREN Net Participation Certificates that I have fallen behind on.  I'll start printing them up, and maybe by the end of the week I can get them mailed out.  Last week I installed the Wood County APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System) station at one of the towers here at the house, but I guess it isn't working.  I didn't get a chance to check out the antenna before I installed the station, and that may be what the problem is. If the weather is nice this week I'll also work on that project.

Daylight Saving Time will begin next Sunday Morning.  Don't forget to set you clocks ahead an hour, unless you have one or more of the Atomic Clocks which will do it for you.  I like Daylight Savings Time since it gives us an extra hour daylight in the evening.

Don't forget the Charleston Hamfest will coming up on March 17th.  And, the Jackson County Hamfest is coming up on May 6th.

That's all I have for this week.  If you have anything that you would like to pass on to others, who read the DAREN News, let me know so that I can get it ready to go for the next issue.

There were 55 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Judy Peterson, N8UFQ, who's been participating in the State Wide DAREN Net since October 31, 1992, has completed 1000 check-ins and will be receiving her certificate.  John Johnston, KF8OM, needs only one more check-in to make 750.

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