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

                      DAREN of WV News February 12, 2017 (.C84)
                   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.

Michael Tyler, WA8YWO, sent me an E-Mail, telling me about a problem he has been having with the Nicholas County NODE/PBBS of NICHWV/RWODWV.  Mike says he has two Kantronics KPC-3 and two KPC-3 Plus TNCs that have the same problem. He says when he has them set up as NODEs, and you connect to them, you can't get disconnected by using the B (bye) command.  I've never ran into that problem before.  He is trying different commands to see what might be wrong. By being two different type TNCs, I think there may be a command that is causing the trouble.  Mike does have one TNC that he has connected to a Motorola MRS-2000 radio that is set up as a NODE/PBBS of NICHWV/RWODWV.  He has the station on the air at a radio station that he takes care of.  He says that if doesn't work out there, he will move it.  He likes the location since it has emergency power.  I have been testing a path between WOODWV and NICHWV, and there seems to be a good path there.  That may be the only path to it until I can get the Roane County and Wirt County stations back on the air.

Not much else for this weeks News.  If you have any activities that you want others to know about, let me know, and we'll try to get the word out.

There were 35 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net again this week.  Melvin Shiflett, KD8OHG, who has been participating in the net since May 5, 2011, has completed 250 check-ins, and will be receiving his certificate.  There was one new participant to the net this week and that was Richard Vandyke, KE8FKT, from Little Hocking, Ohio.  I want to welcome Richard to the DAREN system and hope he checks into the net as often as possible.

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