D.A.R.E.N. News 2016


                      DAREN of WV News April 24, 2016                    (.C42)
                   WA8LLM (304) 679-3470 wa8llm@yahoo.com
                        www.wc8ec.com or www.wc8ec.org

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 www.wc8ec.com and www.wc8ec.org websites.

There's not much to write about this week.  With spring here and the weather a lot better, people may be out side cleaning up from the winter.  For the last few weeks the State Wide DAREN Net has also been low on check-ins.  I haven't received any reports of any activities outside of this area.  The Athens, Ohio Hamfest was today, and I got too see a few DAREN operators at it.  I brought a few items back that I didn't think I could do without.  The Jackson County Hamfest will be next Sunday, May 1st.  The Hamfest will be held at the Ripley Middle School in Ripley.  I didn't get to go to the Morgantown Hamfest yesterday, because 12 Amateurs in the Wood County area helped provide the safety communications at the Vienna River Road Fun Run in Vienna.  The Amateurs were located at the five Mile Marker locations, and 4 road intersections around the course.  The race only lasted a couple of hour, but it gave the Amateurs a chance to show some of the public what Amateur Radio can do.

That's it for this week.  If you have anything you want to report, let me know.

There were only 30 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net again this week.

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