Section Manager’s Report

SECTION MANAGER REPORT
December 2019
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager


** DID YOU KNOW?

Happy New Year!!  BUT, we are NOT starting a new decade in January! Just
as the 21st Century didn’t start until January 1, 2001, the new decade
doesn’t start until January 1, 2021. I can’t understand why that’s
confusing. Remember the book and movie “2001”? Why did Arthur C.
Clarke pick 2001? Because it was the start of a new century. Same logic
with decades.	

** HELP REALLY WANTED:

Want to become famous in the WV Section? Volunteer for an ARRL Section
League Appointment! 

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!


EMERGENCY COORDINATORS

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.



**CLUBS!

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 December 3, 2019
Edwin W White, KE8NIN, Green Bank, WV 24944-9069
Austin L King, KE8NIR, Red House, WV 25168-7610
John D Miller, KE8NIQ, Charleston, WV 25302-4506
Mathias S Shinall, KE8NJO, Martinsburg, WV 25405-9433
James S Curtician, KE8NKU, Weirton, WV 26062-4109
Jackie L Tinney, KE8NJG, Richwood, WV 26261-1259
Erwin L Weston, KE8NHP, Springfield, WV 26763-0496
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

03/14/2020 | Charleston Hamfest, ARRL West Virginia Section Convention 
Location: Charleston, WV
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Charleston Hamfest Committee
Website: http://www.chaswvhamfest.com

08/21/2020 | ARRL West Virginia State Convention 
Location: Weston, WV
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council 
Website: http://qsl.net/wvsarc/

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!


** 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 
     Louise Ann. Rinehart, KA8ZGY
     Karl S. Thompson, K8KT
Public Information Coordinator (PIC)
     Cory Sickles, WA3UVV	
Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC)
     Michael E. Maxson, W8SI	
State Government Liaison (SGL)
     Matthew J. Ahearn, KB2PNN	
Section Traffic Manager (STM)
     Kenneth D. Caplinger, WV8KDC
Section Youth Coordinator (SYC)
     William W. Stewart Sr, W2BSA
Technical Coordinator (TC)
     Karl S. Thompson, K8KT

You can contact any of the cabinet members by email to
<callsign>@arrl.net.



** STM REPORT

WV Section NTS Traffic Reports –  November 2019

Submitted by Kenneth Caplinger, WV8KDC WV STM 


HF Nets Reporting	Stations	Traffic	Time Minutes	Sessions	Net Manager
WV Fone Net	851	55	600	30	W8YS
WV CW Net Early	69	9	152	29	KD8G
WV CW Net Late	83	4	136	28	KD8G
WV ARES/RACES	21	0	14	1	WV8KDC
TOTAL	1024	68	902	88	


ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets	Stations	Traffic	Time Min.	Sessions
District 6 ARES/RACES	50	2	53	4
KARC	72	0	156	4
Pendleton Co. ARES	10	0	12	1
BDARC	49	0	129	5
Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net	134	0	546	13
Easteren Panhandle Traf Net	154	3	186	13
PHARC	56	0	184	4
Total	525	5	1266	44


6 Meter Net	Stations	Traffic	Time Min.	Sessions
Pocahontas 6 meter net	15	0	80	2


DIGITAL	Stations	Traffic	Time Min.	Sessions
DAREN				


Station Activity Report  (SAR) – November 2019
Station	Orig	Rec	Sent	Del	Total
KA8ZGY	36	0	21	0	57
WD8DCH	0	0	8	0	8
N8OYY	1	5	5	2	13
Total	37	5	34	2	78


Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) – November  2019
Station	1	2	3	4	5	6	Total
KA8ZGY	23	40	30	20	0	10	123
WD8DHC	23	8	10	0	0	0	41
N8OYY	22	13	0	0	0	0	35
TOTAL	68	61	40	20	0	10	199



** SEC REPORT 

ARES Monthly Section Emergency Coordinators Report
1. ARRL Section West Virginia
2. Month November
3. Year 2019
4. Total number of ARES members 440
5. Number of DECs/ECs reporting this month 12
6. Number of ARES nets active 24
7. Number of nets with NTS liaison 17
8. Calls of DECs/ECs reporting KD8AZC KD8MIB WV8KJ WV8MAT KC8FZH
K8KDD W8DUQ WD8PAD AB8CR WA8LLM
KD8MIV WB8NSL
9a. Number of exercises & training sessions 28
9b. Person hours 83.8
10a. Number of public service events 2
10b. Person hours 21.0
11a. Number of emergency operations 0
11b. Person hours 0.0
12a Number of SKYWARN operations 0
12b. Person hours 0
13a. Total Activities 30
13b. Total person hours 104.8
Comments
Signature Michael Maxson W8SI
SEC West Virginia

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