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

                      DAREN of WV News May 13, 2018(.D49)
                      (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.

Yesterday myself and some of the Wood County Emergency Communications VE Team went to Grantsville to hold a One Day Technician License class.  There were 10 students who were mostly Fire Fighter, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics that attended.  Out of the ten who went through the cram course eight of them passed their exams and will become Amateurs.  While we were there three other Amateurs came to take upgrades exams, but were not successful.

Last week I spent all week getting ready for the One Day Technician License class.  This coming week I will be spending most of my time getting ready for the Parkersburg Chic-Fil-A Road Run on Saturday, May 19th.  At the Vienna River Road Fun Run on April 28th we recognized some problems with the racing clocks. Only two out of the five clocks that we had set up started fine by remote control, the others needed to be started manually as in the past.  This week I need to correct the problems so we can use them this coming Saturday.  I need to get any other problems worked out this week so that we can use them at the Parkersburg Half Marathon in August.  After this coming weekend is over I should have some time to start working on some of the DAREN Packet stations that have problems.

There were 35 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Madison Sweitzer, KB3URT, who has been participating in the net since October 2, 2010, has completed 250 check-ins and will be receiving his certificate.  There was one check-in to the net with the call sign of "NOCALL".  The station checked into the net on Saturday at around 11:33 am.  I have an idea who it might have been, but I could be wrong.  If you checked into the net at about that time and don't see your call on this weeks Net Announcement, let me know so that I can get you records caught up.  No one by but me and you will know who it was.

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