D.A.R.E.N. News 2017

                      DAREN of WV News January 8, 2017 (.C79)
                   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.  I did talk to Tom Cooper, WV8TOM, the Tyler County Emergency Services Director.  I told Tom that I was planning to be up in his area in the next few weeks to work on the Wetzel County NODE/PBBS of WETZWV/NMARWV.  I told him that as soon as I get the Wetzel County NODE/PBBS back on the air that I would be stopping by his office to get the Tyler County NODE/PBBS of TYLEWV/MIDBWV back in operation.  Tom has an Alinco DR-135 that we are going to use.  I just need to make up a TNC to Transceiver cable for his station.  He said that he already has an antenna and transmission line on the roof.  The DAREN station will be in his office for awhile.  He'll be able to use the station for both voice and Packet.  Once they decide which tower site they are going to use, we plan on moving the DAREN NODE/PBBS, and reinstall the 147.36 MHz voice repeater.

There were only 28 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Lisa Hendershot, KB8UER, who has been participating in the net since August 30, 1994, has completed 1150 check-ins, and will be receiving her certificate. Last week I had posted that Lisa only needed one more check-in to make 1250, which was wrong.  Randy Thomas, K8KHW, needs only one more check-in to make 650.  I hope the State Wide DAREN Net participation starts climbing back up, now that the holidays are over.

That's it for this week.  If you know of anything that will be going on, let me know about it.


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