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

                      DAREN of WV News July 31, 2016 (.C56)
                   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.

Not much to write about this week, but I'll rattle on about something.  I did hear the Hara Arena in Dayton is closing its doors the last of August, and the Dayton Hamvention will be moving to a Fair Ground in Xenia, Ohio.  The WV ARRL State Convention is still being held on the 19th, 20th, and 21st of August.  I got an E-Mail from one of the officials of the state convention wanting to know if the October convention planning committee would be able to hold their meeting at the Parkersburg/Wood County Hamfest.  I won't know until after the state convention if it will be held at the Parkersburg/Wood County Hamfest, which will be held on October 8th, until after the state convention.

I'm planning to take down a tower in Tyler County in a few weeks.  The tower belonged to the Tyler County Amateur Radio Club.  That tower is where the Tyler County DAREN NODE/PBBS of TYLEWV/MIDBWV used to be located.  The NODE/PBBS went off the air several months ago, but I didn't know why.  I found out the power line going to the tower site, which was underground, was damaged and wasn't going to be repaired.  Tom Cooper, WV8TOM, the Tyler County Emergency Services Director said the Amateur Radio Club has permission to move their 2 Meter voice repeater and the NODE/PBBS to the County Emergency Services tower site which isn't very far from the present site.  Maybe in a few weeks we will see their voice repeater and the NODE/PBBS come back on the air.

There were 32 check-ins to the net this week.  My daughter Cathy Wotring, KC8DJJ, needs one more check-in to make 1050.  I want to welcome Gary Rosenlieb, KC8YJJ, back to the net.  Gary has been missing since April 30, 2011. 

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