D.A.R.E.N. News 2013

DAREN of WV News January 13, 2013(.A71)
WA8LLM (304) 679-3470 wa8llm@yahoo.com WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS P.O. BOX 3328, PARKERSBURG, WV 26103 http://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 wc8ec.org website.

Not much news this week.  I've been getting my Section Emergency Coordinator Report ready, and sent to the ARRL.  From the looks of the report there hasn't been much Amateur Radio activity anywhere in the state.  If you or you group held a Simulated Emergency Test (SET) in the past few months, you need to have your report sent to the ARRL by the 1st of February.  I've been working with the Wood County Emergency Coordinator, Terry Mills, KC8TUE, on the hospital emergency drill held on December 6th.  The report has already been sent to the ARRL.  When you send your report to the ARRL, also send a copy of it to me and to the ARRL WV Section Manager, Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY.  Ann's E-Mail address is: ka8zgy@suddenlink.net

I'm planning on making a trip to Ripley on Saturday to work on the Jackson County NODE/PBBS of JACKWV/RPLYWV.  I'll take some extra equipment to replace whatever may need worked on.  The station was last heard on December 7th, the day after the hospital drill.  I'm glad that it didn't go off the air a couple days earlier since it was the only mode of communications for the Jackson General Hospital during the drill.

That's all I have for this week.  If you have any activities that you or your group is participating in, send me some information so that I can put it here in the DAREN News.

There were only 49 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  John Peterson, K8ZPR, needs only one more check-in to make 950.


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