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

                      DAREN of WV News October 14, 2018(.D71)
                      (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.

The first thing I want to do is thank everyone who made it to the Parkersburg Wood County Hamfest yesterday.  There was a good turn out at the Hamfest and I and several of the Wood County Emergency Communications group heard several good comments about it.  If you attended the Hamfest and saw something you didn't like we would also like to hear about that too, so we can correct it for next year.  We only had one person that needed to take an Amateur Radio test, which meant I got to get around and talk to several DAREN operators who were there.  I'm usually tied up helping do the VE Testing and don't get to see much of the Hamfest.

With the Hamfest over, now the communications group has only two more events, and we should be done for the year.  Amateur Radio operators will be providing the race communications, racing clocks, and radios for the race officials and 4-Wheelers at the High School State Championship Cross County races this coming Thursday.  The races will be held at the same location as the Hamfest.  Then on the 21st we will be providing a 24 by 40 canopy to Hospice for a Memorial they will be holding.

There were 37 check-ins to the State-Wide DAREN Net this week.  Kendale Peterson, KD8QAK, needs only one more check-in to make 400.  And, Julie Hartley, KB8SYE, needs only one more check-in to make 350.  After I got finished with the DAREN News last week, I started printing up the Check-in Certificates for those who have been waiting for them.  I'll start getting them addressed and mailed out this week.  By the time you read this DAREN News you may have your certificate in hand, if you have been waiting for one.

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