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 unfortunately our Sinclair antenna is only at the 500 foot mark. The repeater gives such 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 repeater. The "Delta Club Information Net" provides a forum for announcements. It's 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. 

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 in getting their ham radio licenses, while other classes help people who have 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

Updated 02/16/2014

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