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

                      DAREN of WV News July 21, 2019 (E11)
                      (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.

I finally finished printing up the certificates for those operators who have been waiting for them.  I took them to the Post Office on Wednesday and mailed them out.  If you have been waiting for a certificate, it should be in your hands by now.  If you have been waiting for one, and you don't have it, let me know.

I received an E-Mail from Matt Gregg, WV8MAT and Randall McGill, N7WWA, about the Mason County NODE/PBBS of MASOWV/PTPLWV.  They said they have acquired a new Kantronics KPC-3 Plus TNC and have it installed.  The station has a couple good paths into the DAREN system, one is WOODWV-1 and the other one is WIRTWV. Those are the only two paths for right now.  I hope to get back down to Jackson County and see what is wrong with the NODE/PBBS of JACKWV/RPLYWV.  I changed out the Jackson County station back in May and it was working good for about two weeks, and then it went off the air.

Well, we didn't get much of any storms from what was left over from Tropical Storm Barry, and it doesn't break my heart.  We had a little rain and some wind, but nothing else.  We did have some very high temperatures Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but we lived through it.  They say we are going to have some cooler weather this week.  Maybe we can go outside and get something done.

There were 33 check-ins to the Statewide DAREN Net this week.  I forgot to announce last week that Krista Mills, KC8VLJ, needed only one more check-in to make 800.  Well, Krista who has been participating in the net since December 28, 2002, has completed 800 check-ins, and will be receiving her certificate.

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