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

                      DAREN of WV News September 3, 2017(.D13)
                   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.

I hope everyone is having a safe holiday weekend.  Not much to report this week.  Things have been pretty slow as far as the DAREN system.  I've been getting things ready for the start of the High School/Middle School Cross County foot races.  The first races will be this coming Saturday, September 9th.  The Amateurs in the area will be providing the communications around the race course and for the 4 Wheelers that will be following the runners.  There will be eight races this weekend, and they will be either 2 miles or 3 miles, depending on which schools will be racing.  The Amateurs will also be spotting the runners as they approach the Finish Line and reporting them to the race announcer.  After the races on Saturday, the Amateurs will be helping with three or four race days this month, and in October.

The State Wide DAREN Net was really down again this week.  There were only 28 check-ins.  It's possible people may be away from home, since this is the last holiday of the summer.  Roy Humes, N8RH, needs only one more check-in to make 1050.

That's it for this week.

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