SECTION MANAGER REPORT
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager
** DID YOU KNOW?
WOW! Did you get your minimum monthly requirement of contest QSO’s in June? With both the WV QSO Party and Field Day on consecutive weekends, there was plenty of operating to be had. I mainly like to operate CW in contests, and learned a couple of interesting things in these. In the QSO Party I learned that QSO Parties have become quite popular in the last few years. I started on phone and worked a few, then moved to CW and called CQ WVQP. GOOD GRIEF! The first hour or so was a solid wall of responses! What great participation! If you didn’t enter you really missed something! Join us next year!!
Field Day was really different! Single operator, commercial power home stations (Class 1D) were allowed to fully compete this year. Okay, I know compete isn’t the right word. Field Day is an operating event and not a contest. But it seemed the number of participating stations, and particularly 1D stations, was extremely high. What did I learn? I learned that I can only operate CW for about 13 hours, then I can’t control the keyer! I apologize to the couple of stations that TRIED to copy my CW! They couldn’t! I closed my station at 3:15 a.m. Sunday moning and came back late Sunday morning. Great fun!!
** HELP WANTED:
Want to be of service to, or even become famous in the WV Section? Volunteer for an ARRL Section Appointment.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS:
Is your club getting the attention it needs and deserves? Do you want new members, but prospective members can’t find you? We can help you with that!
Each ARRL affiliated club can have a designated Public Information Officer (PIO)! 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.
Interested? Contact K8WV or the WV Public Information Coordinator (PIC) Cory Sickles, WA3UVV@arrl.net
EVERY CLUB NEEDS ONE!
We have several openings for Emergency Coordinators (EC). 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.
Interested? Contact K8WV or WV Section Emergency Coordinator Ed Messenger, N8OYY@arrl.net.
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 June 2, 2020.
Steven R Pugh, KE8OKZ, Athens, WV 24712-0270
Kristopher L Powell, KE8OIO, Ripley, WV 25271-1609
Danielle M Powell, KE8OIN, Ripley, WV 25271-1609
Brian Stevens, KE8OJQ, Charles Town, WV 25414-5647
John E Cornell, AD8FS, Huntington, WV 25701-4860
James R Mcneal, KE8OIT, Weirton, WV 26062-6230
Randall Lynch, KE8OJI, Parkersburg, WV 26101-5752
Aaron H Jones, KE8OLF, Vienna, WV 26105-2361
William C Brookover, KE8OLB, Vienna, WV 26105-3244
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, all in-person WV Section hamfests have been cancelled.
STAFE SAFE! STAY ALIVE!! However, the WV State ARRL Convention will still be held, via ZOOM!
WEST VIRGINIA STATE AMATEUR RADIO CONVENTION
Start Date: 08/22/2020
End Date: 08/22/2020
Location: EVENT WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM ONLY http://qsl.net/wvsarc/ please visit website for ZOOM details.
Website: http://qsl.net/wvsarc/ – Please check to see ZOOM details.
Sponsor: West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council
Type: ARRL Convention
Public Contact: Gregory Greg Rinehart , N8XAQ
9817 Emmons Road Ashford, WV 25009
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
Mike Maxson, W8SI
Louise Ann. Rinehart, KA8ZGY
Karl S. Thompson, K8KT
Public Information Coordinator (PIC) Cory Sickles, WA3UVV
Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) Ed Messenger, N8OYY
State Government Liaison (SGL) VACANT
Section Traffic Manager (STM) Kenneth D. Caplinger, WV8KDC
Section Youth Coordinator William W. Stewart Sr, W2BSA
Technical Coordinator (TC) Karl S. Thompson, K8KT
Randy Crowe, N8OZY
You can contact any of the cabinet members by email to <callsign>@arrl.net.
** STM REPORT
|WV Section NTS Traffic Reports – May 2020|
|Submitted by Kenneth Caplinger, WV8KDC WV STM|
|HF Nets Reporting||Stations||Traffic||Time Minutes||Sessions||Net Manager|
|WV Fone Net||744||52||542||31||W8YS|
|WV CW Net Early||82||31||218||30||KD8G|
|WV CW Net Late||124||12||227||31||KD8G|
|ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets||Stations||Traffic||Time Min.||Sessions|
|District 6 ARES/RACES||76||2||78||5|
|Pendleton Co. ARES||13||0||16||2|
|Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net||194||0||907||13|
|Easteren Panhandle Traf Net||482||2||401||31|
|WV Multi County ARES||86||0||133||3|
|6 Meter Net||Stations||Traffic||Time Min.||Sessions|
|Pocahontas 6 meter net||33||0||162||4|
|Station Activity Report (SAR) – May 2020|
|Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) – May 2020|
** SEC REPORT
Ed Messenger, N8OYY, SEC
|ARES/RACES 2 Meter Nets||Stations||Traffic||Time Min.||Sessions|
|Cabell County ARES||30||0||98||4|
|District 4 ARES||66||1||57||4|
|District 10 ARES||210||4|
|Kanawha KARC ARES||1515||0||3313||62|
|Mineral County ARES||24||99||5|
|Mon County ARES||12||125||8|
|Multi County ARES||108||1||154||4|
|Ritchie County ARES||4|
|Tucker County ARES||4|
|Wood County ARES||172||0||180||4|