SECTION MANAGER REPORT
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager
** DID YOU KNOW?
Radio amateurs are generally considered a valuable national resource. As a result, we need to take care of it (us). So, in this time of national emergency it’s up to each of us to protect our portion of it (us). So, as difficult as it may be, STAY HOME unless absolutely necessary! And, good luck to each of you (us)!
** Jeanie L. Dalton, KB8QLC, SK
Jeanie was licensed in Charleston, West Virginia and a very active ham in Southern WV. She served as a net control for traders nets, ARES, Skywarn, SET’s, balloon launches, and a local train derailment with potential chemical spillage.
While in Charleston, she was a member of 3 radio clubs. She served on the Board of Directors for WVAR, Inc; as Vice President of KARC; as Vice President of the Charleston Area Hamfest Committee; a fund raiser for Mac’s (W8XF) balloon launches and for the Charleston hamfest committee.
In March of 2000, she was named the Kanawha-Putnam County Amateur of the Year for 2000.
In January of 2001, she relocated to Lexington, Kentucky, where she worked as a nurse at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She passed away on March 2, in Morgantown
** Congratulations to New EC’s
Congratulations to Dave Sypolt, KC8YSO, and Ronnie Lefler, Jr., WV8T, who have been apponted as Emergency Coordinators for Preston and Nicholas Counties respectively. You can contact either at <callsign>@arrl.net.
Have you claimed you arrl.net email address?
** HELP REALLY REALLY WANTED:
Want to become famous in the WV Section? Volunteer for an ARRL Section League Appointment!
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS
Each ARRL affiliated club should have a designated Public Information Officer (PIO)! Basically, 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 http://www.arrl.org/public-information-officer.
EVERY CLUB NEEDS ONE!
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: http://www.arrl.org/emergency-coordinator
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, WT8WV@arrl.net. He’s the Section Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC). He’ll hook you up an ARRL Affiliated club or clubs close to you. You can also go to the West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council(WVSARC)website https://www.qsl.net/wvsarc/ and check “Club Contact for new members.” It lists some clubs that are not ARRL Affiliated.
If there isn’t a club near you, and you’d like to start one, we can help with that. Don’t know how to organize a club? We can help with that, too! Contact K8WV@arrl.org.
** NEW WEST VIRGINIA HAMS!
As of March 4, 2020
Matthew S Spraker, KE8NZV, Bluefield, WV 24701-7789
Kristen R Taylor, KE8NZW, Princeton, WV 24740-9224
Kameron R Hall, KE8NZU, Peterstown, WV 24963-6031
Mitchell J Petrunyak, KE8NZT, Red House, WV 25168-7606
Michael J Hess, KE8NZS, South Charleston, WV 25309-4673
Frank Anderson, KE8NZG, Martinsburg, WV 25404-0412
John D Bair, KE8NZH, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411-7259
Clarence L Howell, KE8NXS, Barboursville, WV 25504-1107
Robert L Gibson, KE8NZK, Scott Depot, WV 25560-9744
Anthony L Workman, KE8NXQ, Huntington, WV 25701-9722
Welland D Burnside, KE8OAA, Wheeling, WV 26003-4991
Jakob W Gardill, KE8NYP, Moundsville, WV 26041-1888
Mark A Voss, KE8NWV, Rockport, WV 26169-9709
Benjamin C Cox, KE8NYK, Grafton, WV 26354-7863
Matthew D Bubnar, KE8NYQ, Philippi, WV 26416-0654
Pranav R Sanghavi, KE8NYL, Morgantown, WV 26501-6635
Natalie K Ott, KE8NYR, Morgantown, WV 26505-1853
Hasan Ibraheem, KE8NYM, Morgantown, WV 26508-9009
Karl B Jarvis, KE8NYN, Core, WV 26541-7185
Harry Musgrove, KE8NYJ, Fairmont, WV 26554-8678
Eamonn P Payton, KE8NYO, Mount Lookout, WV 26678-9308
Monte Carpenter, KE8OBG, Keyser, WV 26726-6783
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
** UPCOMING WEST VIRGINIA HAMFESTS
Because of the current Covid-19 emergency, please confirm that any listed hamfest has not been cancelled or postpone before the scheduled date.
05/03/2020 – Jackson County ARC Hamfest – CANCELLED
Location: Ripley, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Jackson County Amateur Radio Club
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.
** CLUB PROGRAM?
If you’re planning your club’s program schedule, and would like to
have a WV Section ARRL Official present a program, send a request with
the necessary date/time information to K8WV@arrl.org. We’ll get
something set up!
** SECTION CABINET
No one person can coordinate all the activities involved with the
West Virginia Section. Here are the volunteers who make it happen, with
the 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. Thompson, 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, WV8KDC
Section 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>@arrl.net.
** STM REPORT
|WV Section NTS Traffic Reports – February 2020|
|Submitted by Kenneth Caplinger, WV8KDC WV STM|
|HF Nets Reporting||Stations||Traffic||Time Minutes||Sessions||Net Manager|
|WV Fone Net||800||54||582||29||W8YS|
|WV CW Net Early||82||21||191||28||KD8G|
|WV CW Net Late||89||13||170||27||KD8G|
|ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets||Stations||Traffic||Time Min.||Sessions|
|District 6 ARES/RACES||50||2||53||4|
|Pendleton Co. ARES||15||0||18||2|
|Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net||109||0||474||12|
|Easteren Panhandle Traf Net||113||1||146||12|
|6 Meter Net||Stations||Traffic||Time Min.||Sessions|
|Pocahontas 6 meter net||32||0||212||4|
|Station Activity Report (SAR) – February 2020|
|Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) – February 2020|