SECTION MANAGER REPORT
December 31, 2022
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager
** DID YOU KNOW?
The W1AW/8 Volunteers on the Air (VOTA) operation for the West Virginia Section has been postponed but not yet rescheduled. The VOTA activity is still beginning January 1. Information for the on-air activity, and the W1AW/x operation for each Section can be found at https://www.arrl.org/volunteers-on-the-air.
** UPCOMING WEST VIRGINIA HAMFESTS & CONVENTIONS
If your group is planning a Hamfest, flea market or any similar activity, be sure to list it with the ARRL so that everyone interested can learn or it and participate. http://www.arrl.org/hamfest-convention-application
** NEW WEST VIRGINIA HAMS!
As of December 2, 2022
Drake A Duty, KE8WAJ, Saint Marys, WV 26170-8718
Michael E Cochran, KE8VZK, Washington, WV 26181-1401
Deborah K Green, KE8VYT, Elkins, WV 26241-4138
Paislee L Adlington, KE8VZL, Bridgeport, WV 26330-9359
Alex D Bosley, KE8VYG, Petersburg, WV 26847-8167
Congratulations! Welcome to the greatest hobby on Earth!!
And congratulations, too, to the VE’s who made these exam sessions possible!
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
** HELP WANTED:
Unfortunately, WV hams have been seriously restricted in our ability to engage in public service events during the past couple of years, or to do much other than operate. So, it’s more important than ever to let people know what we do to be ready to respond when help is needed! The positions of Public Information Officers and Emergency Coordinators are designed to fill these needs. Please consider volunteering!
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! Contact email@example.com.
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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
** 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! Want to do it by Zoom? We can schedule that for you!
** 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.
Dan Ringer. K8WV
Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC)
Spencer Graham, WT8WV
Assistant Section Manager (ASM)
Mark Charles Kraham, W8CMK
Michael E. Maxson, W8SI
Public Information Coordinator (PIC)
Cory Sickles, WA3UVV
Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC)
Ed Messenger, N8OYY
State Government Liaison (SGL)
Nathan Burdette, WV8NAB
Section Traffic Manager (STM)
Kenneth D. Caplinger, WV8KDC
Section Youth Coordinator
William W. Stewart Sr, W2BSA
Technical Specialist (TS)
Randy Crowe, N8OZY
Rich Clemens, KB8AOB
You can contact any of the cabinet members by email to <callsign>@arrl.net.
** WV SECTION STM REPORT
|WV Section NTS Traffic Reports – November 2022|
|Submitted by Kenneth Caplinger, WV8KDC WV STM|
|HF Nets Reporting||Stations||Traffic||Time Minutes||Sessions||Net Manager|
|WV Fone Net||736||33||472||30||WV8KDC|
|WV CW Net Early||169||5||214||30||KD8G|
|WV CW Net Late||92||9||156||30||KD8G|
|ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets||Stations||Traffic||Time Min.||Sessions|
|District 6 ARES/RACES||64||2||90||4|
|Pendleton Co. ARES||11||0||14||2|
|Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net||227||0||921||13|
|Easteren Panhandle Traf Net||294||1||340||30|
|WV Multi County ARES||No Report|
|District 4 ARES||No Report|
|CWVWA (Analog)||No Report|
|CWVWA (C4FM)||No Report|
|WV WL2K Net||77||0||4320||3|
|District 2 ARES||No Report|
|Mon Co.MCARC NET||72||0||245||5|
|Mon Co 70cm FM Net||24||0||45||4|
|Mon Co 70cm 4CFM Net||22||0||60||4|
|W8CUL Traffic & Info Net||18||0||54||2|
|Mon Co ARES Traffic & Train||38||0||79||4|
|6 Meter Net||Stations||Traffic||Time Min.||Sessions|
|Pocahontas 6 meter net||45||0||222||4|
|Station Activity Report (SAR) – November 2022|
|Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) – November 2022|