Section Manager’s Report

SECTION MANAGER REPORT

December 31, 2022

Dan Ringer, K8WV

West Virginia Section Manager

 

**  DID YOU KNOW?

 

The W1AW/8 Volunteers on the Air (VOTA) operation for the West Virginia Section has been postponed but not yet rescheduled. The VOTA activity is still beginning January 1. Information for the on-air activity, and the W1AW/x operation for each Section can be found at https://www.arrl.org/volunteers-on-the-air.

 

** UPCOMING WEST VIRGINIA HAMFESTS & CONVENTIONS

03/18/2023 – Charleston Area Hamfest
Location: Charleston, WV
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Charleston Area Hamfest & Computer Show, Inc
Website: http://w8gk.org

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. http://www.arrl.org/hamfest-convention-application

 

**  NEW WEST VIRGINIA HAMS!
As of December 2, 2022

Drake A Duty, KE8WAJ, Saint Marys, WV 26170-8718

Michael E Cochran, KE8VZK, Washington, WV 26181-1401

Deborah K Green, KE8VYT, Elkins, WV 26241-4138

Paislee L Adlington, KE8VZL, Bridgeport, WV 26330-9359

Alex D Bosley, KE8VYG, Petersburg, WV 26847-8167

 

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

at http://www.arrl.org/fcc/search)

 

 

**  HELP WANTED:

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!

 

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!  Contact k8wv@arrl.org.

 

 

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. Contact n8oyy@arrl.net for more information.

 

 

**  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.

 

**  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! Want to do it by Zoom? We can schedule that for you!

 

 

**  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)

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 Specialist (TS)

Randy Crowe, N8OZY

Rich Clemens, KB8AOB

 

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

 

 

** WV SECTION STM REPORT

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

 

HF Nets Reporting Stations Traffic Time Minutes Sessions Net Manager
WV Fone Net 736 33 472 30 WV8KDC
WV CW Net Early 169 5 214 30 KD8G
WV CW Net Late 92 9 156 30 KD8G
WV ARES/RACES 25 0 18 1 N8OYY
TOTAL 1022 47 860 91  

 

 

ARES/RACES/2 Meter Nets Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
District 6 ARES/RACES 64 2 90 4
KARC 86 0 150 4
Pendleton Co. ARES 11 0 14 2
BDARC 46 0 102 4
Pocahontas Co. Coffee Net 227 0 921 13
Easteren Panhandle Traf Net 294 1 340 30
PHARC 13 0 61 2
WV Multi County ARES No Report      
PCARC No Report      
District 4 ARES No Report      
CWVWA (Analog) No Report      
CWVWA (C4FM) No Report      
WV WL2K Net 77 0 4320 3
District 2 ARES No Report      
Mon Co.MCARC NET 72 0 245 5
Mon Co 70cm FM Net 24 0 45 4
Mon Co 70cm 4CFM Net 22 0 60 4
W8CUL Traffic & Info Net 18 0 54 2
Mon Co ARES Traffic & Train 38 0 79 4
Total 992 3 6481 81

 

 

6 Meter Net Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
Pocahontas 6 meter net 45 0 222 4

 

 

DIGITAL Stations Traffic Time Min. Sessions
DAREN        

 

 

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

 

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