D.A.R.E.N. News 2019

                      DAREN of WV News March 24, 2019 (D94)
                      (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.

It's been another quite week.  I went to the Charleston Hamfest yesterday.  I didn't see very many DAREN operators.  I did pick up a few things that I didn't think I could live without.  My best buy was a Kantronics KAM Plus TNC.  It looks like it may be a good unit, but I haven't had a chance to check it out yet.  While I was at the Hamfest, I talked to Dirk Burnside, WD8PAD, about the State Road tower site where the Wirt County NODE/PBBS of WIRTWV/ELIZWV is located.  He said that as far as he knew there isn't problems at the site.  The Wirt County station went off the air during one of the severe wind storms that went through the area.  It's possible the wind may have damaged the antenna. With the weather getting better, I can start going around working on some of the DAREN stations I'm responsible for.

There will be an AUXCOMM Course to be held on April 13th and 14th at the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department in Parkersburg.  If you are interested in the class, let me know by E-Mail and I'll fill you in on the information you need to do before the dead line of April 5th.

That's about it for this week.  If you have anything that you would like to pass on, let me know so I can have something to write about.

There were 40 check-ins to the State-Wide DAREN Net this week.


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