DAREN of WV News October 27 2013(.B12)
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.
Well, my wife Dot, KC8HAI, and I made it to Tyler County on Wednesday to help Tom Cooper, WV8TOM, who is the Emergency Services Director, install a Wi-Fi link between the Office of Emergency Services, and a broadcast tower site. We got the two Wi-Fi dishes installed, but we didn't get the system working. He needs to get weatherproof Cat-5 cable to place on the Wi-Fi transceivers. After we left Tyler County we went to the Jackson County DAREN NODE tower site and left an antenna and transmission line to be placed on a new tower beside the old one. The old tower has the antenna for the Jackson County NODE/PBBS of JACKWV/RPLYWV. Maybe in a few weeks I will be going back to Jackson County and put the new antenna in use.
My activities are starting to slow down. On Thursday, the Wood County Emergency Communications group provided the safety and logistic communications for the last High School Cross County foot races in our area. The race officials wanted to use one of the groups 24 by 40 canopies again for the medical tent. After the races were over, the canopy was taken down and moved to another location about three miles away to be used for a wedding on Saturday. I need to go there today, take the canopy down, and take it to a church in Parkersburg, for their Halloween party Thursday evening. That should be the last of our major activities for this year. But it only takes one telephone call to change that.
Terry Mills, KC8TUE, wanted me to tell everyone who came to the Parkersburg Wood County Hamfest on October 12th thanks. The turn out wasn't the largest, but all who attended seemed to have a good time.
There were only 42 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week. Roy Humes, N8ER, needs only one more check-in to make 850. And, Allen Poland Jr., K8AXW, needs only one more check-in to make 200. I finally got all of the certificates printed up that I've been behind on. All I need to do is take them to the Post Office, and mail them out. By the time you read this DAREN News, and if you have been waiting for your certificate, you should have it. If you have been waiting for a certificate, and don't have it, please let me know. I want to make sure everyone who deserves a certificate gets theirs. I'm going to try to keep up, and get any certificates sent out by the end of each month. I've got to try something to keep from getting so far behind.
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