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

                      DAREN of WV News August 26, 2018(.D64)
                      (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 f the Main county DAREN PBBS'.  The DAREN News can also be found on the www.wc8ec.com and www.wc8ec.org websites.

For the past couple of weeks I haven't been able to connect to the Jackson County NODE/PBBS of JACKWV/RPLYWV.  It looks0like I have another station to work on.  I also notice that I'm having trouble connecting to the Wirt County NODE/PBBS of WIRTWV/ELIZWV.  But, I'm able to connect to it through the Ritchie County NODE of RITCWV.  The Wood County NODE/PBBS of WOODWV/PKBGWV was down for a couple days a few days ago.  I don't know what the problem, but it came back up.

I got to talk to several of the DAREN operators at the WV ARRL State Convention yesterday at Jacksons Mill.  Some of them haven't been on Packet for a while, but said they would like to get active again.

The PARK (Parkersburg Amateur Radio Klub) is going to operate a Special Event Station at the Volcano Days Festival at Mountwood Park on Saturday, September 29th.  They are going to be operating from about 8:00 am to about 5:00 pm on the 20 and 40 Meter Bands.  The QST Magazine has the SES listed as September 22nd. y Emergency Communications group will be operating BINGO games at the Volcano Days Festival which will be running from September 28th through the 30th.

There were 32 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net again this week.  There was no one with any special check-ins.  I hope that before long I can start printing up the Check-in Certificates for those who have been waiting for them.


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