Section Manager’s Report


December 31, 2022

Dan Ringer, K8WV

West Virginia Section Manager




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



03/18/2023 – Charleston Area Hamfest
Location: Charleston, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Charleston Area Hamfest & Computer Show, Inc

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.


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





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!




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







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. Contact for more information.



**  CLUBS!


Are you looking for a club? Contact Spence Graham, 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 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




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 We’ll get

something set up! Want to do it by Zoom? We can schedule that for you!





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)

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>




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
TOTAL 1022 47 860 91  



ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
District 6 ARES/RACES 64 2 90 4
KARC 86 0 150 4
Pendleton Co. ARES 11 0 14 2
BDARC 46 0 102 4
Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net 227 0 921 13
Easteren Panhandle Traf Net 294 1 340 30
PHARC 13 0 61 2
WV Multi County ARES No Report      
PCARC 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
Total 992 3 6481 81



6 Meter Net Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
Pocahontas 6 meter net 45 0 222 4



DIGITAL Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions



Station Activity Report  (SAR) – November 2022
Station Orig Rec Sent Del Total


Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) – November  2022
Station 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total