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

                      DAREN of WV News November 9, 2014                  (.B66)
                   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, and the DAREN Net Check-ins were down.  I tried several times to post last weeks DAREN News and the Net Announcement on the OLDFWV, FLKNWV, and KEYSWV PBBSs, but it kept disconnecting me.  It seems the path between the Randolph County NODE of RANDWV and the Mineral County NODE of MINEWV has a problem.  Some of those who normally check into the net each week weren't on the net.  Those who didn't check into the net are from that area of the state.  I'm hoping that it's only band conditions, and things will clear up and get better.

Veterans Day is this coming Tuesday, November 11th, and I want to thank of those who served our country, and made it what it is.

I got an E-Mail from Ron Wilson, K8RWW, who said there's going to be a voice net on the Philippi repeater on 145.15 MHz.  The repeater has a CTCSS Tone of 103.5 Hz.  The net will be held at 9:00pm on Wednesday evenings.  I've been working with some 10 element, 2 Meter Beams, that I've acquired over the years and may try to set one of them up to get into the repeater, and the net.

There were only 38 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  There was one new callsign that checked into the net this week, which was KB8OWH.  I couldn't find it in the FCC Database, and think it may have been a typing error.  I checked my back-up log and it was the same there too.  There's a possibility the callsign was KD8OWH, since there is a KD8OWG on our net check- in file.  If I'm correct, KD8OWH is Philip Lake, who moved from West Virginia, and now lives in Lancaster, SC.  I think that Philip checks into the WV Fone Net on 3810 KHz every evening from South Carolina, but I think he was back in West Virginia over the weekend.  If I'm not correct, and someone knows who it was that checked in, please let me know so that I can give them credit for their participating in the State Wide DAREN Net.


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