D.A.R.E.N. News 2018

                      DAREN of WV News February 11, 2018(.D36)
                      (304) 679-3470 wa8llm@yahoo.com
Wood County Emergency Communications, 319 Communications DR, Waverly, WV 26184
                        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 finally got back to work on my soundcard interface cards that can be used for most of the digital programs.  I just need two of them for the two PSK31 stations that will be used on Field Day.  All I need to do now is put together the interface-to-radio cables.  I have the plug wiring diagrams, I just need to get the parts and put them together.

Since I've also been working on, and repairing, some old 2 Meter and 440 MHz beam antennas, I've been looking over some old TV antennas that I used at one time for a community Cable TV system.  The antennas are in pretty bad shape now, but they can be used as parts for some home made Amateur beam antennas.  The elements on the antennas of the Low Band TV channels are long enough for 2 Meter antennas, and the elements on the High Band TV channels are long enough for 220 and 440 MHz antennas.  I just need for the weather to warm up and dry up the mud enough to work outside.

There were 31 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Well, I didn't get the certificates out like I planned, but they should go out Wednesday when I go to town for a couple LEPC meeting.

Not much else to write about now, so I might as well get this News posted.

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