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

                      DAREN of WV News March 15, 2020(E45)
                      (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.

With the cancellation of the Charleston Hamfest due to the Coronavirus, I wasn't able to get any information about the Monongalia County NODE/PBBS of MONOWV/MGTNWV.  We will just have to hope that some one will be able to get the station back in operation.  I've been getting either cancellations or date changes, for some of our Wood County Emergency Communications activities due to the Coronavirus.  With these changes and cancellations, I may be able to find time to work on some of my DAREN stations that are out of service.  We have been lucky, so far, there hasn't been any reports of the virus in West Virginia, but I'm sure that will change in the near future.  Since we are in a new type world, and most of our communications with others will be via the electronic means, it might be nice to have as many means of communications as possible available.

I haven't got anything else to write about for now.  I'm just going to try to stay home, safe, and hope this pandemic event gets over soon.  If you have anything to pass on to others let me know.

There were 33 check-ins to the Statewide DAREN Net this week.  John Western, KC8ODI, needs only one more check-in to make 700.

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