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

                      DAREN of WV News September 13, 2020(E71)
                      (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 State Wide 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 write about this week.  I haven't had time to make a trip to Ripley to work on the Jackson County NODE/PBBS of JACKWV/RPLYWV.  It took me about three days to get the equipment together to provide the services that were required at a major High School/Middle School Cross Country racing event.  The event was held yesterday with a lot changes from previous years.  In previous years there were only eight races.  Because of the Coronavirus, only 35 runners were allowed in each race.  Because of the changes there were 24 races.  It was an all-day activity.  The Wood County Emergency Communications group needed to erect a 24 by 40-foot canopy that was used as a medical facility.  The group also provided racing clocks, and radio operators on each of the two-mile locations.  They provided a service of spotting the runners.  The group used their runner identification system so the race announcer could announce the runners as they approach the finish line.  There were only about 650 runners which is about half as many as previous years.  This coming week I will be getting all of the training material together for a one-day Technician Class Radio class this coming Saturday.

That's all I have for this week.  If anyone has any activities they would report, let me know.

There were 36 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Michael Turner, K4MIC, needs only one more check-in to make 50.

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