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Board of Directors

Welcome to the Delta Amateur Radio Club website!

The Delta Club 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 on 146.82 with a 107.2 hz tone, publishes a monthly newsletter, Sparks; participates in Field Day each year, and, perhaps most importantly, fosters the amazing camaraderie of the ham radio community. The Delta Club also holds the distinction of an ARRL Special Services Club.

       We welcome all hams and non-hams to our club meetings. 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 second 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.

  • Mary Jean Hall KN4FBL

  • Linda Laseter, KJ4CTX, Treasurer

    This is Linda's second 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 fourth 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 Corp. 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 ten 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.

  • Kevin Zent, K4KLZ, Director of Programs

    This is Kevin's first 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 Scot's first year on the Board of Directors. You can contact Steve via email.
  • Barry McDonald W5CJ, W4BS Repeater Trustee

  • Bob Vawter KW4RJ, Director of Publications

  • Len Grice, W4MKS, Public Information Officer

    Len is serving his second 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.