Section Manager’s Report

November 2018
Dan Ringer, K8WV
West Virginia Section Manager


As most by now know, the Roanoke Division will have a new Division Director as of January. I ask and
encourage you all to welcome George (Bud) Hippisley, W2RU, as our Director. He has vast experience in all things amateur radio, and will be our direct connection with HQ. But, to succeed he will need to hear from all of us from time to time. Based on my experience as your Section Manager, I can say, the best source of information concerning matters of concern comes is the members. Send Bud (and me, if
appropriate) your thoughts and concerns.

I also want to take this last opportunity to thank Jim Boehner, N2ZZ, our outgoing Division Director for his support of the ARRL, our section, and of me as a rookie SM. His assistance and suggestions made my work on your behalf much easier!

Lastly, Bill Morine, N2COP, will continue as the Roanoke Division Vice-Director. Bill is effective,
helpful, knowledgeable, and accessible.


The WV SIEC / SIRN will be offering the WV Specific AUXCOMM Course January 26th – 27th 2019
for Amateur Radio Operators in WV.
Cost of the Course: Free
Food and Drinks: On your own
Lodging: On your own
Location: WV RETI Training Center
89 Richard Minnich Drive Suite 301
Sutton, WV 26601 (Flatwoods Exit # 67)
38°41’44.0″N 80°39’18.2″W / 38.695558, -80.655041

This announcement should provide enough time for prospective students to achieve the NIMS/ICS

Prerequisites Required :
1. IS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), ICS-100, (or any a,b,c version);
2. IS-200, Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, (or
any a,b version);
3. IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction, (or any a,b version);
4. IS-800, National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction, (or any a,b,c version) ;
5. Amateur Radio FCC license (Technician Class or greater) ;
6. Interest in auxiliary emergency communications (A.R.E.S. or other Emergency Services Group);
7. A desire to learn how to work with COMLs in a NIMS/ICS environment.
To better determine class size, inquire about possible motel discounts/special rate, please send intent for attendance and if you may require lodging to as soon as possible.
This is a great opportunity for the West Virginia Amateur Radio Community in support of our Federal,
State, and Local First Responder Community.
Additional information will follow to those that inquire / pre-register by email.
Jim Mangus
Kanawha County Metro 911
Communications Coordinator
304-746-8730 (direct)
304-746-7911 (main)
304-767-5911 (cell)
304-746-7914 (fax)


Our SEC, Mike Maxon, W8SI, and I have receive several inquiries concerning EC and DEC
appointments. We will not be making new appointments, pending the release of the final ARES Strategic Plan. If you haven’t had a chance to read the current draft of the Plan, please do so now. You can download a copy at:

We will be seeking ARES leaders who will commit to implement the Plan, work to complete the
recommended and required courses, and who will develop a strong program in their own counties and


The League recommends that each Section Manager review all section appointments periodically, and
suggests such review be conducted every 2 years. If you hold a Section appointment and would like to
continue in your position, please contact me, your Section Manager, and let me know of your recent
activities and plans. If you would like to receive an appointment, please let me know what position you’re interested in, and a bit about your qualifications and plans. If you hold, or would like an ARES
appointment as a Emergency Coordinator (EC) or District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) please confirm that you have reviewed the current draft of the ARES Strategic Plan (above), and your thoughts
concerning it.

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 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, and he’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

As of November 2, 2018

Donald J Weathersbee, KE8KQN, South Charleston, WV 25309-8330
Anthony J Hanna, KE8KTG, Charleston, WV 25320-5650
Justin L Bass, KE8KTF, Bunker Hill, WV 25413-4051
Matteo D Cerasoli, KE8KQJ, Charles Town, WV 25414-4896
Donald S Bellomy, KE8KTQ, Wayne, WV 25570-5973
Stephen W Bennett, AD8CI, Beckley, WV 25801-5922
Dakota D Warren, KE8KUT, New Cumberland, WV 26047-1844
Steven R Rogers, KE8KTE, Parkersburg, WV 26101-4242
Richard J Diesenberg, KE8KQO, Ravenswood, WV 26164-1406
William M Peterson, KE8KTH, Davis, WV 26260-8234
James R Cottrill, KE8KQU, Salem, WV 26426-8238
Owen T Davies, KE8KQI, Weston, WV 26452-1908
Andrew R Kapaldo, KE8KQH, Morgantown, WV 26501-2042
Joseph A Morris, KE8KQE, Morgantown, WV 26505-2318
Emily C Certain, KE8KQF, Morgantown, WV 26505-5507
Brandon T Boothe, KE8KUR, Morgantown, WV 26508-1420
Lindsey M Boothe, KE8KUS, Morgantown, WV 26508-1420
David A Riggs, KE8KUU, Morgantown, WV 26508-4427
Adam T Ketterman, KE8KQK, Maysville, WV 26833-0318

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

03/23/2019 | West Virginia Section Convention (Charleston Hamfest & Computer Show)
Location: Charleston, WV
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Charleston Hamfest Committee
If you organization is conducting a Hamfest in West Virginia, please be sure to let the League know
ASAP. Contact Gail Iannone,


December 2018
11/30-12/2 160 Meter
8-9 10 Meter
16 Rookie Roundup–CW

Get the details for ARRL contests at You can find very detailed
information on the current month’s contests in the “Contest Corral column of QST, or at


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!

WV Section NTS Traffic Reports – October 2018
Submitted by Kenneth Caplinger, WV8KDC WV STM
HF Nets Reporting Stations Traffic Time Minutes Sessions Net Manager
WV Fone Net 741 41 520 31 W8YS
WV CW Net Early 34 14 77 20 KD8G
WV CW Net Late 30 11 102 21 KD8G
WV ARES/RACES 14 0 10 1 W8VZ
TOTAL 819 66 709 73
ARES/RACES 2 Meter Nets Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
District 6 ARES/RACES 64 3 74 4
KARC ARES 73 0 134 4
Pendleton Co. ARES 14 0 19 2
Total 151 3 227 10
6 Meter Net Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
Pocahontas 6 meter net
DIGITAL Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
2 Meter Nets Stations Traffic Time-Minutes Sessions
BDARC 40 0 98 4
Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net 172 0 645 14
Easteren Panhandle Traf Net 310 5 431 31
PHARC 76 0 207 5
Total 598 5 1381 54
Station Activity Report (SAR) – October 2018
Station Orig Rec Sent Del Total
KA8ZGY 30 2 20 2 54
WD8DCH 0 11 47 4 62
W8CPG 15 23 16 0 54
Total 45 36 83 6 170
Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) – October 2018
Station 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
KA8ZGY 23 40 30 30 0 10 133
WD8DHC 40 40 10 0 0 0 90
W8CPG 40 40 30 0 0 0 110
TOTAL 103 120 70 30 0 10 333