Section Manager’s Report


October 31, 2022

Dan Ringer, K8WV

West Virginia Section Manager


Something new is coming to town! Actually, something new is coming to Town Hall. A Roanoke Division Town Hall on-line meeting to be exact. Your chance to talk with Division and Section leaders! SAVE THE DATE: December 12, at 8:00 p.m. An invitation will be sent at a later date, with contact instructions! Stay tuned!


None currently scheduled. If your group is planning a Hamfest, flea market or any similar activity, be sure to list it with the ARRL so that everyone interested can learn or it and participate.

As of November 2, 2022

Steven W Johnson, KE8VVO, Bluefield, WV 24701-7894

Jason A Anderson, KE8VVZ, Oakvale, WV 24739-2279

Brian Blankenship, KE8VVA, Princeton, WV 24739-8997

David E Todd, KE8VUP, Princeton, WV 24740-2807

Wanda S Wyatt, KE8VUQ, Dunmore, WV 24934-3410

Anthony A Toliver, KE8VUU, Gap Mills, WV 24941-0086

William M Harris, KE8VVI, Clendenin, WV 25045-9528

Alice K Morrison, KE8VTS, Ripley, WV 25271-6644

Amy R Rose, KE8VTE, Ripley, WV 25271-6732

Jennifer A Howard, KE8VUY, Charleston, WV 25303-0939

Marilyn J Padon, KE8VTO, Charleston, WV 25303-2213

Robert W Nunley, KE8VXB, Charleston, WV 25314-2538

Timothy B Troup, KE8VTU, Martinsburg, WV 25401-1825

Madison M Eyer, KE8VXU, Charles Town, WV 25414-4487

Joseph L Craft, KE8VXQ, Gerrardstown, WV 25420-4128

Donna L Moore, KE8VSM, Fort Gay, WV 25514-7462

David A Huff, KE8VTG, Glenwood, WV 25520-9462

Jacob I Clark, KE8VTK, Omar, WV 25638-0300

Seth T Light, KE8VUX, Daniels, WV 25832-9600

Kevin J Wriston, KE8VUS, Oak Hill, WV 25901-2192

Faith S Johnson, KE8VUZ, Sophia, WV 25921-1086

Gary R Tincher, KE8VUV, Lerona, WV 25971-0370

Lee T Cook, KE8VTL, Glen Dale, WV 26038-1524

Thomas Blake, KE8VXR, Moundsville, WV 26041-2011

Joseph L Roberts, KE8VWJ, Vienna, WV 26105-1917

Dwayne S Hodges, KE8VWT, Morgantown, WV 26501-9804

Jakob A Loverde, KE8VWR, Morgantown, WV 26505-2082

Donovan D Lawson, KE8VWQ, Morgantown, WV 26508-2312

Cole A Hodges, KE8VWU, Fairmont, WV 26554-3906

Douglas O Freeman, KE8VSK, Worthington, WV 26591-9131

William D Radcliff, KE8VWN, Tioga, WV 26691-4011

Congratulations! Welcome to the greatest hobby on Earth!!

And congratulations, too, to the VE’s who made these exam sessions possible!

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



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


HF Nets Reporting Stations Traffic Time Minutes Sessions Net Manager
WV Fone Net 725 31 447 31 WV8KDC
WV CW Net Early 158 6 231 31 KD8G
WV CW Net Late 105 26 190 31 KD8G
TOTAL 1006 63 880 94  


ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
District 6 ARES/RACES 75 6 91 5
KARC 113 0 224 5
Pendleton Co. ARES 22 0 26 2
BDARC 35 0 84 4
Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net 219 0 789 13
Easteren Panhandle Traf Net 332 2 492 31
PHARC 23 0 86 3
WV Multi County ARES 85 0 135 4
PCARC 109 0 170 5
District 4 ARES 18 0 38 5
CWVWA (Analog) No Report      
CWVWA (C4FM) No Report      
WV WL2K Net 114 0 5760 4
Total 1145 8 7895 81


6 Meter Net Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
Pocahontas 6 meter net 56 0 195 4


DIGITAL Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions


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


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