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

                      DAREN of WV News July 28, 2019 (E12)
                      (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.

Not much to report this week.  I haven't had time to get around to any of the DAREN stations that I'm responsible for.  I haven't even had time to build any of the stations to replace any of the ones that are down.  Since there hasn't been any rain for a few days my driveway is drying out enough to work on it with the tractor.  I spend about 5 or 6 hours each a day trying to get it in halfway decent shape.  Now I need to start hauling limestone and cutting the brush back away from the driveway to let the sun light in.  I'm afraid that by the time I get the driveway in good shape, winter will be here, and I'll have a hard time getting to my remote Packet stations.

There are now two local Packet Nets operating in the Wood County area now.  The WCEC (Wood County Emergency Communications) group has been operating their local DAREN Net for several years on Sunday evening along with their Voice Net on 147.255 MHz.  The voice net starts at 8:30 pm sharp.  The local DAREN Net Control Station is DEC3, and starts at about 6:00 pm on Sunday, and runs until about 6:00 am Monday morning.  For the last couple weeks, Conard Richardson, KE8HLU, has been operating a Packet Net on Tuesday evening along with the PARK (Parkersburg Amateur Radio Klub) voice net, which is held on the 146.97 MHz repeater, and starts at 9:00 pm.  The PARK Packet Net Control Station is PKBNET and operates on the 145.69 MHz DAREN system.  Everyone is welcome to connect into either one, or both Packets nets.

There were only 30 check-ins to the Statewide DAREN Net this week.  Gene Roy, N8ER, needs only one more check-in to make 1350.

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