D.A.R.E.N. News 2014

                      DAREN of WV News January 19, 2014                  (.B24)
                 WA8LLM (304) 679-3470 wa8llm@yahoo.com

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.

Things have sure been slow these last few weeks, as far as Packet operations. I've been putting together the material for the Printed Circuit Board class that I'll be teaching this coming Saturday.  There have been a few Amateurs who have said they would like to see how printed circuit boards are designed etched, and put together.  There are very few Amateurs who still build any of their radio equipment, so this might stir some interest in building.

The weather is pretty good today, but I understand that it's going to start getting some snow and very cold temperatures.  The temperature is supposed to go down about the same as it did a couple weeks back.  If it goes down there again make sure you are ready for it, and make sure you have some kind of back- up power in case you main power goes off.

I got a telephone call from Bob Tuckerman, W3RUA, today.  He said that he will be off the air for awhile.  He is moving and doesn't know when he will get a station for Packet back on the air.  He said that he will start checking back into the State Wide DAREN Net as soon as he gets settled in and gets his station back in operation.

There were 50 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  John Peterson, K8ZPR, needs only one more check-in to make 1000.


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