D.A.R.E.N. News 2021

                      DAREN of WV News November 14, 2021(F32)
(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 report this week, but I will be attending a meeting on Wednesday in Tyler County.  Tom Cooper, WV8TOM, who is the Tyler County Emergency Services Director is wanting to hold the meeting and try to get some of the Amateur Radio Operators in his county to help provide communications.  While I'm up in that area, I plan on checking on the Wetzel County NODE/PBBS of WETZWV/NMARWV, which is less than 10 miles up the road.  The Wetzel County station has been off the air for a few years, and needs to be put back in operation.  I'll let everyone know what I found out in this coming weeks news.

Now that things have slowed down a little bit, I want to make a trip down to Ripley and get the Jackson County NODE/PBBS of JACKWV/RPLYWV back on the air. From the tests that we have made with Larry Cook, KC8RKE, in Ripley, it looks like all that is wrong is the TNC has forgot who it is.  We have had that kind of trouble before with that TNC.  With any luck all I may have to do is change out the TNC.  I want to get that station back on the air because the Jackson County Amateur Radio Club has asked me to teach a Packet Radio class to several of it's members.  No date has been set yet, but we hope to do it before the end of the year, or before winter sets in too much.

Don't forget the State Wide DAREN Net on the weekend of December 4th will be an SES (Special Event Station).  The Callsign for the Net Control Station that weekend will be "W8W".  You can read a little more about the SES in the November 7th issue of the DAREN News of WV.

There were 30 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Remington Sweitzer, KB3TXG, who has been participating in the net since October 2, 2010, has completed 400 check-ins and will be receiving his certificate as soon as I get ink refills for my printer.  I've got several certificates to get printed and mailed out, just bear with me.

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