D.A.R.E.N. News 2015

                      DAREN of WV News August 16, 2015(.C06)
                   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.com website.

There's only a couple things to write about this week.  Jim Stephenson, WV8JS, who is the new Section Emergency Coordinator for the ARRL WV ARES, wants as many Amateurs as possible to attend the ARES Forum at the ARRL State Convention at Jackson Mills, this coming Saturday, August 22nd.  He says there is a lot of information that needs to be talked about.  The ARES Forum will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

The Wood County Emergency Communications (WCEC) group, and other area Amateurs provided the communications at the Parkersburg Half Marathon yesterday.  There were at least 40 Amateurs involved in the event.  The Amateurs operated the Race Clocks that were provided by the WCEC group.  Because the sun bright, and low in the sky, some of the 1500 plus runners were having problems seeing three of the clocks.  From the runners I talked to after the race, they were glad to have the clocks at each of the Mile Markers.  After the race, the Amateurs got together and discussed how to correct the problem for next years Half Marathon.

The State Wide Net was really down this week.  There were only 28 check-ins to the net.  My daughter Cathy Wotring, KC8DJJ, needs only one more check-in to make 1000.

That's it for this week.  I hope to see some of you at the WV ARRL State Convention this coming week at Jackson Mills.

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