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

                      DAREN of WV News July 14, 2019 (E10)
                      (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.

Well, it's been another quiet week, and I'm still busy trying to get caught up from Field Day and getting ready for next years Field Day.  I've also been working on my driveway so that I can get up and down it.  The rain has sure made a mess of it.  The driveway is so bad that I went out and bought a tractor to work on it.  Yesterday and today I've worked on a couple real bad spots and they are looking pretty good.  Now I just need to get the rest of the holes filled in and smoothed out, then start hauling limestone to give the red clay mud a little bite.  I need to cut a lot of trees and brush back from the driveway to let the sun in and dry it out, if the sun ever gets to shine through the clouds.  They say that what's left of Tropical Storm Barry is going to arrive in the Mid-Ohio Valley area by Wednesday, and it's going to rain the rest of the week.  I was finally able to start printing up the Statewide DAREN Net Certificates that several operators have be waiting for.  If I get them finished, the envelopes labeled, and the certificates in them, I may be able to get them mailed on Friday, when I go to town.  If Barry gets here, I won't be able to work outside, and I can finish the Certificates.  Maybe by the time you read this DAREN News, and you have been waiting for a certificate, you will have it in your hands.

There were 35 check-ins to the Statewide DAREN Net this week.  Tricia Magyarosi, KC8VLI, who has been participating in the net since December 28, 2002, has completed 800 check-ins.  And, Madison Sweitzer, KB3URT, who has been participating in the net since October 2, 2010, has completed 300 check-ins. Both operators will be receiving their certificates.

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