DAREN of WV News August 4, 2013(.B00)
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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.
It's been another quiet week with very little to report. If you ever notice in the upper right hand corner of the news there's a three digit number. At one time when the DAREN News was posted on some of the bigger BBSs, they used an extension of article name. To make it easier to keep track of, I started using the dot three digit number as the number of the DAREN News. When I ran out of numbers and reached .999 I needed to convert to a letter and numbers, such as .A01 to .A99. The only problem was I didn't think before I numbered the DAREN News of September 11, 2011. I used the number .A01, which should have been .A00. This issue of the DAREN News is .B00. So for the last two years my numbering system is off by one number. It's not real important, except for some future historian who might try to figure out what happened to issue .A00. I needed something to right about, so now you know the rest of the story. Now if I could get something more interesting to right about I wouldn't have to bore you with this simple information.
Dave Bradley, N8DWB, has asked me to come to Ripley to teach a one day Technician Class Amateur Radio class. He just finished teaching a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class with students who would like to get their Amateur Radio License. The instructors for a lot of the CERT Classes are suggesting their students should get their Amateur Radio License. So I'll be going to Ripley, as well as about four others on August 10th to teach a one day class to 8 to 10 people. The others who will be going are part of our W5YI VE Team are: Dana Pickens, WV8G, Terry Mills, KC8TUE, Doctor Rick Saywer, WV8DOC, and my wife Dot, KC8HAI. Our test passing rate, for these classes is about 90 percent. After the one day class and test, we will be coming back to Parkersburg to hold our regular W5YI VE testing.
There were only 40 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week. Frank Hughes, WD8DEP, who's been participating in the net since November 20, 2004, has completed 400 check-ins and will be receiving his certificate. Terry Mills, KC8TUE, needs only one more check-in to make 500. And, Jerry Sturm, KC8SIG, needs only one more check-in to make 200.
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