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

                      DAREN of WV News August 18, 2019 (E15)
                      (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'm glad this week and weekend is about over.  Today is the last day of the Parkersburg Homecoming.  The crowd at the homecoming was down from previous years.  Usually on Saturday evening we have all the tables and chairs at BINGO tent full.  Most of the people there are waiting for the fireworks, but this year they didn't have fireworks, instead they had a laser light show.  I figure the people knew there wasn't going to be any fireworks, so they didn't show up for the homecoming.  The homecoming also didn't have any big-name entertainment or carnival rides.  I think they are trying to cut back to save money, and it's going to hurt them.  We still held the BINGO games and are going to take some money to the bank.  Tonight, we need to take everything down and get the parking lot empty so it can be used for parking again tomorrow. Now with the homecoming and the Parkersburg Half Marathon over I can spend some time working on some Packet stations.  But I still have some things to do yet. This coming Friday I need to set up a 24 foot by 40-foot canopy for the Deerwalk community homecoming which will be held on Saturday, and the WV ARRL State Convention will be this coming Saturday.  Tomorrow, Terry Mills, KC8TUE, and I will be going to Columbus, OH, to pick up the Major prizes and some door prizes for the Parkersburg/Wood County Hamfest that will be held on October 12th.  After this coming weekend and tomorrow, I'll have a little time before the annual Volcano Days Engine Show and festival on September 27th, 28th, and 29th, which we will be operating the BINGO games again.

There were 33 check-ins to the Statewide DAREN Net this week.  One station checked into the net with the call sign of "NOCALL".  That station checked into the net at about 1:20 pm on Saturday.  If you checked into the net at about that time, and think it may have been you, let me know so I can update your check-in records.  No one else will know who it was.

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