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

                      DAREN of WV News March 16, 2014                    (.B32)
                 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.  I did get to go to the Charleston Hamfest yesterday. I got to see a lot of the DAREN operators.  I didn't get to talk to anyone about the Charleston DAREN station of KANAWV/CHASWV.  The station has been off there air for a couple of years, and not sure when, and if, it will ever come back on.

It looks like we have another snow storm coming.  I don't think it will last too long since it is getting closer to warmer weather.  I'm about wore out with all of the storms and snow that we have had this winter.  I need to get to a couple of tower sites to get the DAREN Packet stations back in operation.  I planned to stop by the Wirt County site on Friday, but ended up being in a FEMA class until I went to Elizabeth to take a Storm Spotters class.  I'm sure that I'll get to the site in a short time.

I'm getting ready to hold a Basic Electronics class this coming Saturday.  The Wood County Emergency Communications group is holding classes on the 4th Saturday of every month.  The classes have something to do with communications. One of the classes will be the proper operation of Amateur Radio, but the date hasn't been set yet.

If you have anything that you would like to pass on to others, let me know. That's all I have for this week.

There were 44 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net again this week.


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