D.A.R.E.N. News 2014

                      DAREN of WV News February 2, 2014                  (.B26)
                 WA8LLM (304) 679-3470 wa8llm@yahoo.com

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.

The Groundhog must have saw his shadow today, since we are going to be getting some more snow this week.  Here's the way I look at it, it doesn't make any difference whether he sees his shadow or not, there is still six more weeks of winter.  I think we can tolerate another six weeks, but it sure would be nice if it were a lot warmer.

Not much has happened this past week, so I don't have much to report.  I think I'll try to get started on the State Wide DAREN Net Check-in certificates that a few people are waiting for.  But, first I'll need to find some ink for my printer.  I used a lot of it getting my records ready for the Wood County Emergency Communications meeting which will be this coming Tuesday.  I hope it wasn't a waste of time, since the weatherman is talking about bad weather for Tuesday, and we may have to cancel the meeting.  I've been making some cables to go from the computers to the Soundcard Interface units that we worked on at the Printed Circuit Board class that we held on January 25th.  Once I get the cables finished, maybe we will have some more Packet Radio operators on the air and maybe on the DAREN system.

Since we held the Printed Circuit Board class on January 25th, I've had people asking me how hard it is to make different type boards.  They have circuit they want to put on boards and not have to run a bunch of wire.  The art of Amateur Radio operator building things has slacked off.  I think that classes like to one we held here may have sparked a little interest in building again.

There were only 47 check-ins to the State Wide DAREN Net this week.  Judy Peterson, N8UFQ, who has been participating in the net since it first started on October 31, 1992, has completed 1100 check-ins, and will be getting her certificate.


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