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

                      DAREN of WV News June 16, 2019(E06)
                      (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 Statewide 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.

Last week was a slow week, with nothing much to report.  But this coming week will be busy.  With Field Day coming up on Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd, I have a lot of work to get ready.  It seems that most of the equipment that I use for Field Day gets scattered from one Field Day to another.  The equipment is used for several other activities over the year and get separated from everything else.  Field Day is the one time of the year that most of the equipment is put together, all in one place.  Of course, there will be changes and new equipment added to the other material.  New pieces for the antenna systems will be built to make it easier to install the antennas.  And, new antennas will be built.  I still need to put together the rotatable dipoles and test them out.  I love Field Day, but there is a lot of work just to have fun. Every year we learn something that can be used, if, a real emergency or disaster happens.

That's it for this week.  If you happen to operate on Field Day, be careful. Look for the Wood County Emergency Communications group.  We will be on several bands and several modes using the callsign of WC8EC.  I just hope that we can stay dry, they are calling for rain everyday this coming week, and on Field Day.

There were 31 check-ins to the Statewide DAREN Net this week.  My daughter Cathy Wotring, KC8DJJ, who has been participating in the net since April 27, 1996, has completed 1200 check-ins, and will be receiving her certificate.

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