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2018 Board of Directors
Welcome to the web site of the Delta Amateur Radio Club!
Delta holds monthly meetings,
offers formal training classes for all three amateur radio licenses (Technician, General, and Extra)
and informal training sessions on all aspects of amateur radio,
supports public service events,
provides five VHF/UHF repeaters,
hosts a nightly information net,
publishes a monthly newsletter,
participates in Field Day each year,
and, perhaps most importantly, fosters the amazing camaraderie of the ham radio community.
We welcome to our club meetings all hams, anyone with an interest in becoming a ham, and anyone with a curiousity about ham radio. The club meetings
are held on the second Tuesday evening of the month. See Meeting Information for meeting time and location.
2018 Delta Club Board of Directors
- Steve Frazier, KK4VPT, President
This is Steve's third year on the Board of Directors. He earned his Technician license in 2013 and his General license in 2015. Steve received the Delta Club 2014 New Ham of the
Year award for working many of Delta Club's public service events. Steve is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a degree in Transportation / Logistics. You
can contact Steve via email.
- Bob Van Keuren, KM4SEB, Vice President
Bob, KM4SEB, is a relatively new ham. He got his Technician License March 10, 2016, and then his General License May 4, 2017. He is an active Delta Club member and an original HQ 101 participant. He has supported two Field Days;
took part in the Delta Club's J Pole building class; obtained his CERT certificate; and is a ham Volunteer Examiner. He has now been elected to the Delta Club's Board of Directors serving as Vice President. He looks forward to this
new challenge and participating in other areas of the ham community. You can contact Bob via email.
- Steve Evans, KM4VYA, Secretary
You can contact Steve via email.
- Mary Jean Hall KN4RJ
- Linda Laseter, KJ4CTX, Treasurer
This is Linda's third year to serve as Treasurer for the Delta Club. She earned her Technician and General licenses in 2008 and upgraded to Extra Class in early 2009. She is a
member of ARRL and is an FCC VE for both ARRL and WCARS. This is her fifth year to volunteer as Ham Communication Coordinator for the Memphis March of Dimes March for Babies.
She is a graduate of the Collierville Community Response Team (CERT) training and was the Secretary for the Collierville CERT Development Committee in 2006 and 2007. Linda is
also a volunteer for the Shelby County Medical Reserve Corps. Not only does she participate in public service events, but she is also an avid quilter and donates several quilts
each year to Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown and to the Regional Medical Center Neonatal Units through her quilting group. Linda holds a degree in Accounting and a Masters in
Business Administration and was a Medical Administrator/Accountant for twenty years before retiring in 2009. She is married to Ken, KI4AOH. You may reach her via email.
- Joe Lowenthal, WA4OVO, Director of Training
Joe received the ARRL Herb S. Brier 2012 Instructor of the Year award. He has been Director of Training for eleven years. Joe has been instrumental in over 400 hams earning their
Technician license. He is also the Delta Division Assistant Director for the Memphis area. Joe has been licensed and a Delta Club member since 1976 after receiving his
Conditional Technician license. He upgraded to General in 2000. Joe earned his Extra Class license in 2002. He received the Delta Club Ham of the Year award in 2007 and in 2015.
Joe was ARRL's primary organizer for the ARRL 2005 Toy Drive warehouse for Katrina refugee children. He is an ARRL and WCARS VE for FCC testing and ARRL Emergency Communications
volunteer examiner. Joe actively participates in public service events, and in ARES as Shelby County ARES Assistant EC for Hospital-Ham Radio Coordination. He is also a Medical
Reserve Corps volunteer for the Shelby County Health Department. For the last ten years in September Joe has ventured to Mount Nebo (Arkansas) with a group for the VHF/UHF
contest. In 2010 he got interested in amateur satellite communications using a handheld radio and Elk antenna. Joe was Shelby County Emergency Coordinator in 1983 and the ham
radio coordinator for Memphis area National Weather Service Skywarn Net from 1976 to 1982. He is married to Beverly Rauch, W4BBJ. You can contact Joe via email.
- Bob Vawter, KW4RJ, Director of Publications
Bob was first interested in electronics at age 14 when he built a HeathKit short wave receiver kit. Next he assembled a HeathKit walkie talkie kit. He had a citizens band radio with the license KM3110. He began working to learn
CW, but then life happened and he never completed the morse code novice license. Bob enjoys photography and golf. He is the English handbell director at Grace Presbyterian Church in Bartlett and is a retired band director. Bob got
his technician license in November, 2015, his General in January, 2016, and his Extra in February, 2016. Bob is currently working as a volunteer with the Shelby County Health office as MRC and has participated in two Shelby county
emergency preparedness drills. Bob is excited to work with the Delta club board of directors as Director of Publications. You may contact Bob via email.
- Kevin Zent, K4KLZ, Director of Programs
This is Kevin's second year as Director of Programs. Kevin was first licensed in December of 2015 and
holds a General class ticket. Kevin served 14 years in the U.S. Navy as an Aircraft Structural
Mechanic and later an Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician. Since his discharge in 1989,
Kevin has worked in computer and network support and is now the Senior Computer
Engineer at Insight Direct where he supports Hilton Hotels computer systems. Kevin is active
on 2 meters, EchoLink, and just has recently started with PSK31.
You can contact Kevin via email.
- Scott Adams, KM4PMU, Director of Meetings and Special Events
This is Scott's second year on the Board of Directors.
You can contact Scott via email.
- Barry McDonald W5CJ, W4BS Repeater Trustee
- Len Grice, W4MKS, Public Information Officer
Len is serving his third year as Public Information Officer of the Delta Club and was recently appointed ARRL Tennessee Section Public Information Officer. He was licensed in
August, 2015, after taking the Delta Club Technician Class under Joe Lowenthal and has served as an Elmer in several classes. Len is a graduate of the Germantown CERT class and
participates in public service events, is a member of ARES, and is a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer for the Shelby County Health Department.
You can contact Len at 901-522-6711 or via email.
2017 Board of Directors