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

                      DAREN of WV News May 28, 2017 (.C99)
                   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.

Sammy Mercer, N8SVX, and I are planning to go to the Wirt County tower site on Monday to change out the antenna outrigger and a couple of antennas.  One of the antennas is for the Wirt County DAREN NODE/PBBS of WIRTWV/ELIZWV.  The other antenna is for the Remote Receiver for the 147.255 MHz voice repeater in Wood County.

I received a Packet message from Jeffrey Holstein, K8JMH, about the Mason County DAREN station.  Jeff says the station is down right now, but Matt Gregg, WV8MAT will be going to the tower site after the holiday and try to get the station back on the air.  They think that the radio or the TNC may just need to be reset.

There were only 33 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  I don't know how I missed it, but last week Jim Woodford, KC8MLK, needed only one more check-in to make 650.  This week Jim made his 650th check-in, and will be receiving his certificate.  Jim has been participating in the net since February 7, 2004.  I didn't see Jim's wife Donnie, KC8YVR, check into the net this week, but then I heard that Donnie was in the hospital.  I hope everything will be okay.

That's all I have for week.  If you have anything that you would like to pass on to others, let me know.  I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day Holiday.

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