Delta Amateur Radio Club
2009 Officers & Board of Directors
Hugh Wardlaw, WB4SLI
Hugh is serving his second year as President of the club after serving
as Treasurer in 2007. Hugh was first licensed in 1969. He
is actively involved in Boy Scouts. He is married and has two
sons, both of whom are Eagle Scouts. Hugh enjoys operating VHF FM
to keep in touch with friends locally and is active on the HF bands as
well. He is a web-based application developer for FedEx. In
other words, he writes systems that can be accessed with a web
browser. You can catch him in the mornings and evenings in his
commute on the club repeater. Other times he can be heard
checking into the Tennessee Section Phone Net at 3980 khz.. You
can contact Hugh via email from here.
Richard was first introduced to amateur radio at the Iowa School for
the Blind in Vinton. The local ham club had it's club station at
the school so that students who were licensed operators could operate
from school. Some students even got a parent licensed so they
could communicate back home, since they'd be away at school all week
and separated from their families.
Richard Webb, NF5B - Vice
The school had a good selection of gear, from a Collins KWM-2 with an
ElectroVoice mike for general ham and up, a Globe Scout paired with a
National general coverage receiver for the novice station, and even 2
meter AM for the techs back in those days.
For antennas, a tri-bander on the bell tower four stories in the air
and dipoles for 80 and 40 meters. This station was in the
basement of the boys dormitory building and needless to say, Richard's
been hooked ever since.
Richard says..."My lifelong addiction to ham radio makes me think about
what ham radio really means. As compensation for getting these
frequencies to play with, we're supposed to give something back.
As part of giving back, my XYL KC0HZU and I stayed through Hurricane
Katrina and University Hospital in New Orleans to assist the patients
and staff until they could be evacuated. I thank the members of
Delta Club for giving me an opportunity to give back some more as a
club officer." You can email Richard with this link.
Steve Smith, KI4YOP - Secretary
Steve is serving his first year on the Board as Secretary.
He has been a licensed amateur radio operator and an active member of
Club since 2007. Steve currently holds a General Class license and is
active member of ARES. Both he and his wife Rosalinda, KI4ZKW enjoy
participating in many of the public service events. You can
contact Steve via email here.
Bill Stevens, KI4TQA - Treasurer
is serving as Treasurer for his second term in 2009. Bill became
a ham in 2007. Continuing his classes with the Delta Club, he
earned General in March 2007 and Extra in March 2008. Bill
received Delta Club's New Ham of the Year award in 2007. He
enjoys public service events and special event operations such as Field
Day, MARS Armed Forces Day Cross-band Exercise and the September
VHF/UHF Contest from Mt. Nebo, AR. He assists the Director of
Training as an Elmer and facilitator for many of the classes Delta Club
has given over the last two years. Bill is an FCC VE for both
ARRL and WCARS. You can hear him mostly on 220 and 900 MHz.
Bill is active in ARES and is the lead ham volunteer at Baptist
Hospital Collierville. If you need to email
Bill, you can do so with this
Joe Lowenthal, WA4OVO -
Director of Training
After another very successful year as Director of Training
in 2008, Joe is still fired up and ready to bring many more people into
hobby and, hopefully, as Delta Club members in 2009. Joe has been
licensed and a Delta Club member since 1976, and is a Delta Club Life
Member. He is married to Beverly Rauch, W4BBJ. Joe received Delta
Ham of the Year in 2007. He is an Extra Class operator and was Delta
point of contact and ARRL's primary organizer for the ARRL 2005 Toy
warehouse for Katrina refugee children. He is an ARRL VE, as well
WCARS VE for FCC license testing, and ARRL Emergency
1, Level 2, and Level 3 volunteer examiner. He actively participates in
service events and in ARES as Shelby County Assistant EC for
Coordination. Joe was Shelby County EC in 1983, and ham radio
for Memphis area Skywarn from 1976 to 1982. You can contact Joe via
email from here.
Roger Schlichter, KI4AJH - Director of
Roger is serving in his second year as our Director of
Publications. He's been an amateur since May 2003 and currently
holds an Extra class license. Roger took an interest in
public service communications almost immediately upon receiving his
first license and is always there when a public service event is
You can contact Roger by clicking the link here.
Alan Anderson, KJ4BIX - Director of Programs
Alan is serving his first year as Director of Programs. He holds
an Extra Class license and has been a ham since January 2008.
Alan is an electrical engineer and enjoys operating mobile. He
has an Icom IC-7000 with a Tarheel 200-HP antenna. RF power comes
from two 2-500Zs for the amplifier. He can operate mobile with
full legal power using an auxilliary 200 amp alternator. You may
by clicking here.
Wayne Monte, KI4TLB - Director of
and Special Events
Wayne is serving his first year on the board. He was born in
Lafayette, LA and joined the Army upon graduation from high school in
1971 where he received training in cartographic drafting. After
leaving the Army, Wayne returned home to Lafayette, married his wife
Edith and they now have one 17 year old son. In 2003, Wayne
moved his family to Bartlett, TN to begin work with Ideal Steel as a
drafter of metal buildings. Through their friendship with Jim and
Ann Cissell, Wayne discovered the world of amateur radio. Wayne
studied and received his Technician license in February of 2007 and
went on to earn his General class licence in June of the same
year. Wayne and his family attend the Church of the Nativity in
Bartlett. You can contact Wayne via email by clicking this
Darrell Sheffield, KK4D - W4BS
Darrell just served his second term as Vice-President in 2008 after
serving two consecutive terms as President in 2006-2007. He
previously served as VP in 2005. He is a Major with the Memphis
Police Department and has
been an amateur operator since 1993 and now holds an Extra Class
license. After being inactive for a few years, Darrell and his
family have gotten back active in the hobby and especially in Delta
Club. Darrell is active in public service events and working the
HF bands. Contact Darrell via e-mail by clicking here.
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