SECTION MANAGER REPORT
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager
** WORK W1AW?
Many of us would like to work the ARRL Headquarters Station W1AW. But, it can be tricky. Typically it’s catch as catch can. Although operating hours are posted, those are hours when the station is made available to be operated, but not necessarily when someone is available to operate it.
BUT, YOU HAVE A REAL CHANCE ON MAY 13!
You (all of you) are invited to make a contact with ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, when he operates from W1AW on May 13th at 1800 UTC on or around 14.250 MHz.
Two years ago I got to operate W1AW. It was a great experience. But a bit contest-like. Be prepared for a pileup! But keep at it!
**ADDITIONAL EC-001 CLASSES ADDED
Several additional sections of EC-001 have been scheduled, but they’re filling quickly: http://www.arrl.org/online-course-registration
**JACKSON’S MILL STATE CONVENTION SPEAKER
The ARRL will be sending Paul Cianciolo, W1VLF, to the ARRL West Virginia State Convention, held on August 23-25, 2019.
Paul works in the Lab at ARRL as an EMC Engineer, and has prepared a presentation titled; “Not your Father’s RFI.”
In this presentation, Paul will speak on modern day RFI interference, line noise, grow lights, LED, switching power supplies, and solar power systems.
He will then compare these items to the relatively simple RFI issues of 50 years ago.
The League encourages Section Managers to review section appointments approximately every 2 years, and a review of West Virginia Section appointments is underway. With the assistance of SEC Mike Maxson, W8SI, the review of EC and DEC appointments has recently been completed. Please welcome our newest EC’s and DEC’s:
RODNEY ROCKWELL N8RAT EC BERKELEY
TOM MARTIN KF4TNX EC HAMPSHIRE
ED MESSINGER N8OYY EC TAYLOR DEC DIST 2
BRIAN BIRCHER KE8AZF EC JEFFERSON
STEVE MEALEY W8OO EC LEWIS DEC DIST 4
MARK SWEITZER KD8MIV EC TUCKER
CHRIS HATCHER KC8AFH DEC DIST 7
TRISTAN MORGAN KE8ENC EC LOGAN
CHARLES PRIEST KN4OOH EC MERCER
KEVIN DALTON K8KDD EC BOONE
If you hold a section appointment, and would like to continue in the position, please contact West Virginia Section Manager, K8WV, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to report your most recent activities.
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 with the club or clubs close to you. If there isn’t one, and you’d like to start one, we can help with that, also. Send a list of the Zip Codes in your area to K8WV@arrl.org, and we’ll get you a list of hams living in those codes. You might be surprised how many there are! Don’t know how to organize a club? We can help with that, too, contact K8WV@arrl.org.
** NEW WEST VIRGINIA HAMS!
As of April 2, 2019
Frank W Kirk, KE8LSM, Dawes, WV 25054-0058
Stratton Mandirola, KE8LUS, Elkview, WV 25071-9415
Todd A Hawley, KE8LSL, Liberty, WV 25124-7311
Todd H Shrewsbury, KE8LSO, Winfield, WV 25213-9787
Don E Alexander, KE8LPP, Spencer, WV 25276-8133
Anthony W Barnett, KE8LSJ, South Charleston, WV 25303-1715
Michael B Herd, KE8LPQ, Charleston, WV 25304-2344
Lee R Lewis, KE8LSN, South Charleston, WV 25309-5098
Allen T Atha, KE8LPO, Charleston, WV 25311-1723
Stephen J Schafer, KE8LSX, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425-6356
Eric F Withrow, KE8LSP, Ona, WV 25545-9741
Phillip W Lafferty, KE8LPJ. Mc Graws, WV 25875-0102
John C Rollins, KE8LQM, Bridgeport, WV 26330-6869
Littlejohn E Groves, KE8LUC, Mount Nebo, WV 26679-8202
Nathan Music, KE8LQL, Wardensville, WV 26851-8029
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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 at http://www.arrl.org/fcc/search)
** UPCOMING WEST VIRGINIA HAMFESTS
05/05/2019 | JCARC Hamfest 2019
Location: Ripley, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Jackson County ARC
08/23/2019 | West Virginia State Convention
Location: Weston, WV
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council
10/12/2019 | Parkersburg, Wood County Hamfest
Location: Mineral Wells, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Wood County Emergency Communications
If your organization is conducting a Hamfest in West Virginia, please be sure to let the League know ASAP. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-sanctioned-events.
** 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!
** STM REPORT
|WV Section NTS Traffic Reports – March 2019|
|Submitted by Kenneth Caplinger, WV8KDC WV STM|
|HF Nets Reporting||Stations||Traffic||Time Minutes||Sessions||Net Manager|
|WV Fone Net||729||47||514||31||W8YS|
|WV CW Net Early||65||12||176||30||KD8G|
|WV CW Net Late||56||4||125||29||KD8G|
|ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets||Stations||Traffic||Time Min.||Sessions|
|District 6 ARES/RACES||88||3||73||5|
|Pendleton Co. ARES||24||1||32||2|
|Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net||162||0||753||13|
|Easteren Panhandle Traf Net||278||3||385||31|
|6 Meter Net||Stations||Traffic||Time Min.||Sessions|
|Pocahontas 6 meter net||34||0||208||4|
|Station Activity Report (SAR) – March 2019|
|Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) – March 2019|
** SEC REPORT
Below is the March SEC report as submitted to ARRL. This is the summary rollup compiled from your individual county/district submissions.
If your callsign is not shown in Line 8, it means you did not submit a report. Reporting efficiency is only about 33%. We can do better than that. Please file each month regardless of the activity level in your county.
I know it feels meaningless to submit month-after-month reports of no activity. There is a solution for that — Get on the stick and do something! If you need suggestions, let me know.
You don’t need to be out there in the ‘wilderness’ unless you choose to be. Send me an email with your questions, concerns, or needs, and I will try to help. Mike, W8SI@arrl.net.
ARES Monthly Section Emergency Coordinators Report
- ARRL Section West Virginia
- Month March
- Year 2019
- Total number of ARES members 446
- Number of DECs/ECs reporting this month 11
- Number of ARES nets active 22
- Number of nets with NTS liaison 16
- Calls of DECs/ECs reporting W8DUQ AB8CR KD8AZC WV8KJ WV8MAT
KD8MIB KC8CSE WB8NSL KD8MIV
9a. Number of exercises & training sessions 24
9b. Person hours 106
10a. Number of public service events 2
10b. Person hours 32
11a. Number of emergency operations 1
11b. Person hours 4
12a Number of SKYWARN operations 0
12b. Person hours 0
13a. Total Activities 27
13b. Total person hours 142
Signature Michael Maxson W8SI
SEC West Virginia