Section Manager’s Report

July 31, 2022
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager


The 2022 West Virginia State ARRL Convention has been completed and was a rousing success thanks to the efforts of the sponsor West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council, and particular its President, Ed Messenger, N8OYY. Was especially noteworthy is that Ed also the Section SEC, a regular net control for the West Virginia Fone Net, and president of the Central West Virginia Wireless Association.

The Convention was held at the Days Inn at Flatwoods (Exit 67 off I79). Over 100 hams and guests were in attendance at forums, discussions, chats, the flea market, an auction, and displays. Everyone agreed the Convention should be held at the same location in nxt year, and the hotel has been booked for July 29, 2023!  SAVE THE DATE!


08/13/2022 – Tri-State Amateur Radio Assoc. 59th Annual Hamfest
Location: Huntington, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Tri-State Amateur Radio Assoc. Inc.

10/08/2022 – Parkersburg/Wood County Hamfest
Location: Mineral Wells, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Wood County Emergency Communications



The FCC’s computer system problems have resulted in the new ham report being currently unavailable.  It will be published here as soon as it’s available to the ARRL.



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 Coordinator (TC)
Randy Crowe, N8OZY
Rich Clemens, KB8AOB

You can contact any of the cabinet members by email to <callsign>** WV SECTION STM REPORT

WV Section NTS Traffic Reports –  June 2022
Submitted by Kenneth Caplinger, WV8KDC WV STM



HF Nets Reporting Stations Traffic Time Minutes Sessions Net Manager
WV Fone Net 596 24 432 30 WV8KDC
WV CW Net Early 163 20 264 30 KD8G
WV CW Net Late 98 11 167 30 KD8G
TOTAL 874 55 875 91



ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
District 6 ARES/RACES 69 3 110 4
KARC 93 0 147 4
Pendleton Co. ARES 15 0 16 2
BDARC 62 0 144 4
Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net 191 0 730 12
Easteren Panhandle Traf Net 310 2 435 30
PHARC No Report
WV Multi County ARES No Report
PCARC 80 0 114 4
District 4 ARES No Report
CWVWA (Analog) No Report
CWVWA (C4FM) No Report
WV WL2K Net 135 0 7200 5
District 2 ARES No Report
Total 955 5 8896 65



6 Meter Net Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
Pocahontas 6 meter net 60 0 305 5



DIGITAL Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions



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



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