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

                      DAREN of WV News December 3, (.D26)
                      (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 report this week.  I haven't heard from anyone about any activities that has been going on.  The WCEC (Wood County Emergency Communications) group participated in a couple of parades yesterday.  One of the parades was in Vienna, and the other one in Parkersburg.  The group decorated up a large trailer that is owned, and was pulled by Bill Davidson, N8JXO.  The decorations consisted of a Christmas Tree, lights, banners advertising Amateur Radio, etc., and a table that had Amateur Radio equipment like a working Amateur station. The WCEC group will be holding their monthly business meeting this coming Tuesday, after they enjoy their Christmas Dinner.

I was a little late getting the State Wide DAREN Net set up and started this week.  I know some of the stations that usually check in early didn't make it in there.  I went back through the back-up computer station log and added the calls that look like they tried to check-in, to the list.  If you tried to get into the net, and it wasn't set up yet, let me know so that I can add you to the list.  I'm still putting together the records that I lost when my main Packet station computer died.  I'm getting closer to getting all the information compiled.  When I get it completed I'll announce the names of those who have completed a multiple of 50 check-ins while I've been getting the records together.  While I have been compiling the information, I have found several minor mistakes on the records.  I have been correcting the mistakes, so there may be a few differences between the DAREN News, and the Net check-in records.

The net came up this week.  There were 42 check-ins.  It shouldn't be too much longer, and I'll be able to report on any stations that have a multiple of 50 check-ins, and then I'll start printing Check-in Certificates.

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