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

                      DAREN of WV News August 30, 2015 (.C08)
                   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.

I don't have much to write about this week.  I haven't received any M-Mails or Packet messages about any activities happening anywhere in the state except here in Wood County.  The Wood County Emergency Communications group is holding a Spaghetti Supper this coming Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in Mineral Wells. The dinner will be held at the Mineral Wells Community Building.  It is the same building the group is planning to use for the 2016 Hamfest.  The Hamfest this year will still be at the 4-H Camp Grounds, but it will be located at the Community Building next year.  The Community Building is located a lot closer to Interstate I-77, which is the Parkersburg Exit 170.

Don't forget the Parkersburg/Wood County Hamfest is coming soon.  The Hamfest will be held on October 10th.  The group decided last year the tables would be free to anyone who contacts the group at least a week before the Hamfest.  Also the electricity at the tables is free.  To find out more about the Hamfest check out the www.wc8ec.org website.

There were 35 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Brad Carabine, KC8TYU, who has been participating in the net since October 19, 2002, has completed 600 check-ins.  Robert Sellars, KB2FEL, who has been participating in the net since September 9, 2006, has completed 400 check-ins.  Both of these operators will be receiving their certificates.

That's it for this week.  Let me know if there are any activities in your area.

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