Delta Amateur Radio Club
Facts and Information
If you're looking for fun, fellowship, and education in amateur radio, here are just a few reasons to join the Delta Club--one of the nation's premier amateur radio clubs.
The Delta Amateur Radio Club has four VHF/UHF repeaters serving the area:
146.820: (107.2 tone) Currently the flagship of the W4BS repeater
system, features an Icom FR3000 repeater with a CAT250 controller. In
late summer of 1999 the repeater was moved to a
new home on the WPTY Television tower in Brunswick, TN which is just on
the NE corner of the city of Memphis. The tower is 1200 ft. high but
our Sinclair antenna is only at the 500 foot mark. The repeater gives
good coverage that it is used as the primary repeater for the Mid-South
Skywarn program. This repeater may require a 107.2 tone.
224.420: (107.2 tone) One of only a few 1.25 meter repeaters in the area, the W4BS 220 machine is located on top of the Methodist North Hospital courtesy of Methodist Hospitals.
443.200: (107.2 tone) Centrally located in the University of Memphis area, this Icom FR400 repeater features the CAT250 repeater controller.
147.360: (107.2 tone) This repeater is used as a talk around repeater for Delta Club members as well as a back up for the 146.820 machine. It is also an Icom FR3000 repeater with CAT250 controller. It is co-located with the 220 machine at Methodist Hospital North.
Delta Club meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Ellendale Church of Christ located at 7365 Highway 70 (Summer Ave.) The meetings begin at 7:00 PM with V.E. testing registration at 5:30 PM with testing by 6:00 PM. Each meeting features an informative and educational program with time still left for fun and fellowship. Each month Delta Club publishes the SPARKS newsletter. This newsletter keeps members informed on the activities of the club and tells of future events and projects. Also featured are amateur hardware updates, product reviews and a monthly calendar featuring local amateur radio activities.
The Delta Club sponsors a nightly net at 8:00 PM on the 146.820
The "Delta Club Information Net" provides a forum for announcements.
way for members to keep posted on the daily activities of our club. The
146.820 repeater is also the home of the Mid-South SKYWARN Net during
The Delta Club is committed to the advancement and growth of amateur
radio. One of the ways we continue this commitment is by sponsoring ham
radio classes several times a year. Some of the classes assist people
getting their ham radio licenses, while other classes help people who
already earned their license to upgrade. Classes are posted on
the Training Class
page . The Delta Club is proud to have had our Director of
Training, Joe Lowenthal WA4OVO, the recipient of the 2012 ARRL Herb S.
Brier Instructor of the Year Award. Though the Delta Club classes 346
people have earned their Technician licenses since 2007.
Each year the Delta Club utilizes amateur radio for communications
supporting special events such as charity
walks, bike rides, the St. Jude Marathon,
Field Day, Scouting Jamboree on the Air, etc. These events provide
fun and build fellowship. The Delta Club was honored to receive the
Rico Bullock Volunteer of the Year Award presented during the 2013
MS-150 Bike Ride in September 2013.
For more information on how you can join in on the fun, contact a member on one of our four voice repeaters, or write to the following address:
DELTA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
P O BOX 342768
MEMPHIS TN 38184-2768
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