D.A.R.E.N. News 2012

DAREN of WV News December 23, 2013(.A68)
WA8LLM (304) 679-3470 wa8llm@yahoo.com
P.O. BOX 3328, PARKERSBURG, WV 26103

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 wc8ec.org website.

Not much to report this week, things seemed to have slowed down.  Maybe everyone is getting ready for Christmas.  I noticed a few days ago the Jackson County NODE/PBBS of JACKWV/RPLYWV is off the air.  The first chance that I get to go down that direction I'll stop in at the tower site and check it out.  I think the last time if was off the air, I found that the radio had defaulted back to its new radio status of 145.000 MHz.  If I get a chance I will get one of my radios that I can change frequencies on, and see if I can connect to the station using that frequency.  If I can connect to it, I will have a better idea of getting it back in operation.

I got a flyer the other day telling me about the Charleston Hamfest, so I will pass it on.  The Charleston Hamfest will be held on March 16, 2013.  The location will be at the Coonskin Armory, 1707 Coonskin Drive, Charleston.  The Hamfest will be from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Admission to the Hamfest is $6.00. There will be Amateur Radio VE Testing at 12:30 PM.  For additional information contact Jim Damron N8TMW at: (304) 965-5349 or at: n8tmw@arrl.net

I want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas.

There were only 46 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Ray Gorrell, WV8RG, needs only one more check-in to make 950.

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