D.A.R.E.N. News 2020

                      DAREN of WV News March 8, 2020(E44)
                      (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 received an E-Mail from Gene Roy, N8ER, on Tuesday telling me that he has been unable to connect to the Monongalia County NODE/PBBS of MONOWV/MGTNWV for a few days.  After I got the E-Mail, I tried to connect to the station and was also unable to connect.  I don't know who the SYSOP (System Operator) is, so I don't who to contact to find out what the problem might be.  If the station isn't back in operations before the Charleston Hamfest, I'll try to find someone who may know about it.

I had a very lengthy telephone conversation with Ray Lamp, WB8ZMX, in St. Marys, WV.  Ray said that for a long time he has thought about an SES (Special Event Station) that he would like to see being held.  He would like to know if any one would be interested in helping with a "Worked All Ohio River Islands" SES.  I've done some research on the islands on the Ohio River.  There are several, and there are at least three type islands.  Some are privately owned, some are belong to the WV State Park, and about 18 islands that border WV that belong to the Ohio River Islands National Widelife Refuge.  It would take some time to put the event together.  It would take several Amateurs to an Amateur station set up on every island.  It would need to be determined what islands would be part of the SES.  For the islands that are privately owned, permission would be needed.  If anyone is interested in helping to put together the SES, let me know, and we can start making plans.

There were 30 check-ins to the Statewide DAREN Net this week.


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