Written by Bob Rice, KG4RRN
Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY who was a current Assistant West Virginia Section Manager died from complications of Covid , the ARRL reported. She sent our net NTS radio grams over the years.
Her husband Ollie (sk) was active in the Section leadership as well, and served as former Section Manager.
She was an inspiring figure , and was firm in her dealings with other hams the news article reported.
I really appreciated the fact that for each radiogram Ann sent, I would return the favor. It is indeed a loss to the West Virginia amateur community
When we loose someone whose skills and leadership set an example for everyone to follow.
She will be missed.
The second wave of infections of this flu which causes death is now increasing around the world again since the first wave hit early this year .
Many areas are now increasing restrictions on movement, facial mask mandates, washing of hands, and even business closures.
While not being overly reactive, we need to start thinking of ways to curb the spread of this Covid so that we can finally win the war against it.
I have had to work at a grocery store for months wearing a mask, and following all the procedures and guidelines suggested, and ordered since I am deemed to be an ‘essential worker.
My ideas are to order your groceries online don’t eat at restaurants but use the drive thru if you must.
The less interaction we have with potential spreaders the faster this will all be over with.
Easier said than done, but we can do it.
Please protect yourself and your loved ones if you must go out to shop.
Sunday Mike N9RUN or fill in
Monday Tim KD8QOR
Tuesday fill in OPEN new net control
Wednesday KC4RCR Rousseau
Thursday Tony KM4HUE
Friday fill in, or a new net control
Saturday Bob KG4RRN or fill in
An ARRL Affiliated West Virginia VHF Net, supporting NTS message handling daily, on the 147.255+ PL 123.0 WB8YZV repeater.
Net Manager Bob Rice, KG4RRN Traffic Manager Frank Conard, N4SLR
Greeting fellow Amateurs, and Welcome to our Net
We meet 7 nights a week at 6:45PM, to pass formal written traffic as a public service into and out of the local area of Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties, in West Virginia.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer to be a Net Control.
The EPTN supports several other nets and liaison with the West Virginia Phone Net. (HF) and the ARES nets on VHF and UHF.
Please join us to learn how to be a net control, or try your hand at making or delivering message traffic. It is a great way to learn how it has been done, for over 50 years, and it is still relevant today 73⤵
Bob, KG4RRN, EPTN Net Manager.
- Frank, N4SLR, EPTN Traffic Manager