DAREN of WV News May 26, 2013(.A90)
WA8LLM (304) 679-3470 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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.
I found out today, that Lynn Triplett, AI8I, passed away yesterday. Lynn, used to be very active in Packet Radio and the DAREN system. Lynn was the system operator of the Pocahontas County DAREN NODE/PBBS POCAWV/MARLWV for many years. The Pocahontas County NODE/PBBS, under the control of Lynn, went off the air around May 19, 1998. Another Pocahontas County NODE/PBBS came on the air for a short time, under another system operator. I will miss Lynn, he taught me a few things about Packet Radio.
Matt Wright, KD8GWP, has been doing repair work on a camping trailer owned by the Wood County Emergency Communications group. The trailer is a 1995 TERRY, which the group purchased in January of this year. The trailer needed a little bit of repair work, and is going to be converted into a communications trailer. Yesterday I helped Matt install the tables in the trailer that will be used as the operating positions. The trailer will have four radio operating positions, and at least 12 radios, both Amateur and Public Safety (Police, Fire, Ambulance, Rescue, etc). The group has plenty of radios to install in the new vehicle, since they are doing away with their old 1972 Winnebago Motor Home, which was their primary mobile communication vehicle. The old communications vehicle needs a lot of repair, and it's hard to get it inspected.
That's all I have for this week. If you have anything that you would like to pass on to the rest of the Amateur Radio community, let me know.
There were 45 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week. Ray Hensley, KJ4MWQ, who's been participating in the net since August 27, 2011, has completed 50 check-ins, and will be receiving his certificate.