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 a number of VHF/UHF repeaters serving the area. See W4BS Repeater System for details.
Delta Club FCC testing sessions are held monthly except December. Registration begins at 5:30 PM; testing begins by 6:00 PM. Please bring a photo ID and another form of identification, copies of existing licenses or CSCEs, and your FCC Registration Number (FRN) if one has been issued. Please be on time for registration to allow our Volunteer Examiner (VE) team to complete their work prior to the club meeting. The 2017 test fee is $15 (cash or check). Individuals receiving their initial FCC license grant at a Delta Club test session or through a Delta Club training class will receive a complimentary individual club membership for the remainder of the current calendar year when they also show proof of ARRL membership. For more information, please email our VE Liaison, Jeff Krause, AJ4GY, or call at 901-301-6776.
Delta Club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Ellendale Church of Christ located at 7365 Highway 70 (Summer Avenue). Meetings begin at 7:00 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 information on local amateur radio activities.
The Delta Club sponsors a nightly net at 8:00 PM (all times local) on the 146.820 repeater. The nightly net provides a forum for announcements and is a great 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 severe weather. In addition, Delta also hosts a YL Net Saturday evenings at 8:45 pm. Go here for additional information about our nets.
Delta 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 in getting their ham radio licenses, while other classes help people who have already earned their license to upgrade. Class information is available here. Our Director of Training, Joe Lowenthal WA4OVO, is the recipient of the 2012 ARRL Herb S. Brier Instructor of the Year Award. Through 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, and more. These events provide fun, support the public, 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. See Public Service Events if you would like to participate in these events.
For more information on how you can join the fun, see Membership Information, download and
print the referenced application form, and bring the form and the membership fee to one of our meetings. You may also mail the form
and fee to the following address: