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

DAREN of WV News May 20, 2012(.A37)
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 news this week, so I'll just give some information about a Hamfest that is coming up soon.  The Black Diamond Amateur Radio Club is holding a Hamfest on Saturday, June 9th.  The Hamfest will be held at the Commission on Aging, 1614 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.  There will be a talk-in held on the 145.370 MHz repeater.  The repeater has a negative offset and a PL Tone of 100.0 Hz.  For additional information contact: Zandle Cline, AC8DU.  Zandle can be reached at (304) 683-3395 or E-Mail: ac8du@yahoo.com.

The Wood County Emergency Communications group is still planning to hold their Hamfest on Saturday, October 13th.  The location of the Hamfest is the same as last year, at the 4-H Camp on Butcher Bend Road, Mineral Wells, WV.

Also mark your calendar for the West Virginia ARRL State Convention.  The convention will be held at the Jacksons Mill State Park in Weston, WV.  The date will be August 18th.

There were only 48 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Tom Martin, WW8TM, who's been participating in the net since December 31, 1994, has completed 750 check-ins, and will be receiving his certificate.  Robert Sellars, KB2FEL, needs only one more check-in to make 250.  The net was down quite a bit, but that might be because several of the regular operator were at the Dayton Hamfest this weekend.

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