Section Manager’s Report

November 2019
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager

The holiday season is underway! It’s a time for giving and getting, for making lists and checking them twice, for contesting, for public service, and for doing the antenna work that can only be done in the winter!

But, while we’re doing all of those things, consider adding a bit of non-amateur radio related public service. Perhaps help raise a bit of money for a charitable cause, volunteer with a charitable organization, or just make a generous contribution to a worthy cause. Get your club involved!


Each ARRL affiliated club should have a designated Public Information Officer (PIO)! Bascially, the PIO is the club public relations officer, and is nominated by their club and appointed by the Section Manager. You can read the official position description at


We have several openings for Emergency Coordinators. Ideally, we would have one in each county. It is a serious position. You can read about it here:

Basic requirements: Technician-class license or higher; full ARRL membership, and achievement of Level 3 qualifications. (Must, within the period of 1 year, from the issuance of this document or appointment as EC, whichever comes later, or such further time period as authorized by the SM, complete all of the requirements for Level 3 qualification.)

In addition to the basic requirements it is important that an EC make a good impression when dealing with governmental officials, have excellent speaking and writing skills, work well with others as both a leader and a follower, and make monthly, timely reports to the SEC.


Are you looking for a club? Contact Spence Graham, He’s the Section Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC). He’ll hook you up with the club or clubs close to you. If there isn’t one, and you’d like to start one, we can help with that, also. Send a list of the Zip Codes in your area to, and we’ll get you a list of hams living in those codes. You might be surprised how many there    are! Don’t know how to organize a club? We can help with that, too! Contact


As of November 5, 2019

William M Muck, KE8NDD, Poca, WV 25159-0027
Jaren M Painter, KE8NAY, Poca, WV 25159-7567
Philip L Blair, KE8NEI, Martinsburg, WV 25403-0967
Philip C Butcher, KE8NEJ, Martinsburg, WV 25404-1679
Barr Jonathan, KE8NFJ, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442-0135
Johnny G Dial, KE8NEK, Branchland, WV 25506-6717
James M Gooslin, KE8NCV, Chapmanville, WV 25508-7541
Teddy W Johnson, KE8NCW, Chapmanville, WV 25508-7541
Alan C Stanworth, KE8NFR, Weirton, WV 26062-4216
Earnley H Owens, KE8NDA, Sistersville, WV 26175-7063
Shane W Brannan, KE8NCX, Washington, WV 26181-6360
Brandon D Tice, KE8NDC, Elkins, WV 26241-9520
Adam L Snyder, KE8NDB, Harman, WV 26270-7142
Caden R Surko, KE8NBQ, Clarksburg, WV 26301-3422
Antonio J Robinson, KE8NBP, Clarksburg, WV 26301-7431
Matthew S Mcmanus, KE8NBO, Anmoore, WV 26323-0041
Jeffrey W Wolfe, KE8NFH, Reedsville, WV 26547-7400
Woodrow W Wolfe, KE8NFG, Reedsville, WV 26547-7400
David R Prince, KE8NFF, Fairmont, WV 26554-5238
Frederick R Hancock, KE8NEH, Augusta, WV 26704-8180

Congratulations! Welcome to the greatest hobby on Earth!!

CLUB PRESIDENTS: See someone above from your county? Invite them to a

club meeting! Get them on the air and involved! (Addresses can be found



03/14/2020 | Charleston Hamfest, ARRL West Virginia Section Convention Location: Charleston, WV
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Charleston Hamfest Committee

08/21/2020 | ARRL West Virginia State Convention
Location: Weston, WV
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council

If your organization is conducting a Hamfest in West Virginia, please
be sure to let the League know ASAP.


If you’re planning your club’s program schedule, and would like tohave a WV Section ARRL Official present a program, send a request with
the necessary date/time information to We’ll get
something set up!

** SECTION CABINETNo one person can coordinate all the activities involved with the West Virginia Section. Here are the volunteers who make it happen, withthe assistance of many others.

Section Manager                                                 Dan Ringer. K8WV
Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC)                   Spencer Graham, WT8WV            Assistant Section Manager (ASM)                    Jane Hardy, WV8JH
Mark Charles Kraham, W8CMK
Louise Ann. Rinehart, KA8ZGY
Karl S. Thoompson, K8KT
Public Information Coordinator (PIC)   Cory Sickles, WA3UVV       Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC)           Michael E. Maxson, W8SI              State Government Liaison (SGL)                      Matthew J. Ahearn, KB2PNN       Section Traffic Manager (STM)                         Kenneth D. Caplinger, WV8KDCSection Youth Coordinator                William W. Stewart Sr, W2BSA
Technical Coordinator (TC)                                Karl S  . Thompson, K8KT

You can contact any of the cabinet members by email to <callsign>


WV Section NTS Traffic Reports – October  2019
Submitted by Kenneth Caplinger, WV8KDC WV STM
HF Nets Reporting Stations Traffic Time Minutes Sessions Net Manager
WV Fone Net 760 50 558 31 W8YS
WV CW Net Early 85 24 188 30 KD8G
WV CW Net Late 93 8 158 30 KD8G
TOTAL 957 82 919 92  
ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
District 6 ARES/RACES 44 2 48 4
KARC 76 0 138 4
Pendleton Co. ARES 9 0 17 2
BDARC 35 0 101 4
Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net 119 0 625 13
Easteren Panhandle Traf Net 145 7 196 13
PHARC 38 0 19 4
Total 466 9 1144 44
6 Meter Net Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
Pocahontas 6 meter net 34 0 129 5
DIGITAL Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
Station Activity Report  (SAR) – October 2019
Station Orig Rec Sent Del Total
KA8ZGY 30 3 19 1 53
WD8DCH 0 1 44 0 45
N8OYY 0 4 3 1 8
Total 30 8 66 2 106
Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) –  October 2019
Station 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
KA8ZGY 18 40 30 20 0 10 118
WD8DHC 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
N8OYY 18 8 0 0 0 0 26
TOTAL 76 88 40 20 0 10 234


ARES Monthly Section Emergency Coordinators Report

1. ARRL Section West Virginia

2. Month October

3. Year 2019

4. Total number of ARES members 440

5. Number of DECs/ECs reporting this month 16

6. Number of ARES nets active 24

7. Number of nets with NTS liaison 17

8. Calls of DECs/ECs reporting KE8ENC WV8 BS KD8MIB W8DUQ KD8AZC




9a. Number of exercises & training sessions 47

9b. Person hours 251.7

10a. Number of public service events 5

10b. Person hours 126.0

11a. Number of emergency operations 1

11b. Person hours 6.0

12a Number of SKYWARN operations 0

12b. Person hours 0

13a. Total Activities 53

13b. Total person hours 383.7


Signature Michael Maxson W8SI
SEC West Virginia


ARRL West Virginia Section
Section Manager: Dan W Ringer, K8WV