Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September VHF contest at NE5BO Mt Nebo

September VHF Contest at Mt Nebo

Crossing the Mississippi River heading west on I-40 (4 hrs til the start of contest)

Arriving at Mt Nebo Arkansas EM35 (10 mins til contest)

I was greeted promptly by a resident of Mt Nebo (5 minutes til contest)

Stations are set up and ready for the contest.

NE5BO @1600 feet ASL

From this location with completely flat bands the entire time we are still able to make contacts from Texas to Georgia.

Working the contest with great friends KD4NOQ ( left / rear) manning 222Mhz station, WB4LHD (center) Logging contacts, and myself manning the 50, 144, & 432 Mhz station

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Huntsville Hamfest 2016

Delta Club Huntsville Bus


With my Cousin Randall / W4DEU

2m Stack Halos found in the flea market

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Last Month’s Program
Submitted  by Dan Lasley, NE7JN, contributions by Michael Knight, KK4IOH

May's  club program was "Field Day, 2016," presented by Delta's Vice President, Michael Knight,
KK4IOH.  Because Michael's presentation was clear and succinct, I will borrow heavily from it in
the description below.

2016's Field Day will be Saturday, June 25th,  and Sunday, June 26th,  at  7771  Poplar Pik
Germantown,  TN, behind the Pickering Center.  Set up operations begin at 8am (CDT) Saturday with
on-the-air operations commencing at noon Saturday and ending at 3pm Sunday, followed  by tear down

This year the  Nashoba Club is joining  Delta Club,  MARA, and the Tri-State Repeater
Association  in Field Day operations.

The Field Day objective:   "To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands
(excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter  bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations  in
less than optimal conditions."

Michael explained the rationale for Field Day:

    Emergency Preparedness

    Training and Practice Operating

    Social Gathering

    Recruit New Hams

    Demonstrating  Our capabilities

    Experimentation  with  Antennas and Power Solutions

We will have a dedicated Get On The Air (GOTA) station again this year.  Michael says, "T GOTA
station may be operated by any person licensed since the previous year's Field Day, regardless of
license class. It may also be operated by a generally inactive licensee.  Non- licensed persons may
participate  under the direct supervision of an appropriate control operator."

Our capabilities will include voice, CW, digital,  satellite, packet and APRS demos, and networking
via HamWAN.

The Field Day operation accumulates points for on-air contacts:   phone contacts  count one point,
and CW and digital contacts  count two points.   We accumulate additional points in

number of other ways,  such as youth participation, using 100%  emergency power, media publicity,
satellite QSOs, and more.

      How you can help:

    operate a voice or CW station

    log contacts

    help coach

    greet the public

    act as tour guides for the public

    loan batteries for the event duration

    help with  set up or tear down (or bot

Photo by Dan Lasley, NE7JN.

Thanks to Michael for an interesting  and informative program.

Delta Amateur Radio Club                            June 2016 Sparks                            
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Presenting 2016 Field Day to Delta Club

2016's Field Day will be Saturday, June 25th, and Sunday, June 26th, at 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN, behind the Pickering Center. Set up operations begin at 8am (CDT) Saturday with on-the-air operations commencing at noon Saturday and ending at 3pm Sunday, followed by tear down operations.