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

                      DAREN of WV News February 23, 2014                 (.B29)
                 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.

Not much news this week.  It looks like we are going to get some more snow, but it shouldn't last too long.  We are getting closer to spring and the temperatures should start getting warmer.  The Wood County Emergency Communications group is going to be holding a Soup Bean Supper this coming Friday, February 28th.  The Charleston Hamfest will be coming up on Saturday, March 15th.  And, on Friday, March 14th, there will be a Storm Spotters Class at the Wirt County High School in Elizabeth.  I may put together a new DAREN packet station to take over to Wirt County and replace the NODE/PBBS of WIRTWV/ELZBWV that hasn't been working for awhile.  I was going to replace it a couple of months ago when I was going to attend a meeting over there, but the meeting was cancelled due to bad weather.

That's all I have for this week.  If you have anything to pass alone to those who read the DAREN News, let me know.

There were 49 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Lisa Hendershot, KB8UER, who has been participating in the net, since August 20, 1994, has completed 1000 check-ins.  Michael Whitco, KC8OAN, who has been participating in the net since February 3, 2001, has completed 450 check-ins. And, Ken Butler, WA8TOX, who has been participating in the net since July 12, 2008, has completed 250 check-ins.  All of these operators will be receiving their certificates.  Kendale Peterson, KD8QAK, needs only one more check-in to make 150.  I want to welcome back three operators who haven't been on the net in a long time, and they are: Barbara Roy, KC8LYS, Patrict Roy, KB8CWR, and Robert Roy, KA3JWA.  Their check-ins have been added to their original check- ins.  I hope they can participate as often as possible.


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