Ty has been active in ham radio since 1995. He started out by passing the Technician license exam back when the Delta Club met at the old Red Cross building on Central Avenue! Since then has upgraded to General and then Extra and enjoys working analog and digital simplex on HF. He has been active in the digital group in Memphis. Ty was also involved with Emergency Management as a reserve officer in Shelby and Fayette Counties starting in 1999 and later as a volunteer in ARES. He’s been involved in IT and Media production and brings his passion for all things electronic and digital to the club.
This is Joe's first year on the Board, but he has always had a desire to get his amateur license. While attending a 2017 Boy Scout training event he was challenged to complete the Woodbadge course. Joe took this opportunity to get his Amatuer Radio License and offer to teach the Radio Merit Badge. He took and passed his Technician license with the Delta Club in August of 2018. Later that year he earned his Woodbadge having successfully completed his five tasks. In November of 2021 he upgraded to Extra and received his current call in March of 2022. After joining the Delta Cub in 2022 he was asked in the fall to assist with Net Control duties on the 1st and 5th Tuesdays as well as substituting when needed for the nightly Delta Club net. He is currently an assistant teacher for the General and Extra license classes that the club teaches. He enjoys talking with friends on local repeaters as well as participating in contests. As an Eagle Scout, he remains active in the local Boy Scout community. He is currently working on achieving his "Worked All States" (WAS) and his DXCC. His hobby pursuits would not be possible without the support of his spouse, son, and two daughters. He can be reached via email at NS4E@access-tech.com.
This is Perry's first year on the Board. He has been an amateur radio operator and Delta Cub member since 2016. He has an Extra class license. His uncle, an active ham for many decades, got him started and has helped him with advice and equipment. Perry is a member of the Delta Club VE Team and helps to teach Delta's amateur radio license classes. He is a Volunteer Examiner for ARRL, Laurel and WCARS VECs. He is also a Registered License Instructor for ARRL. Perry called the Saturday edition of the Delta Club Information Net for several years, and currently serves as an alternate net control operator. He enjoys FT8, D-Star, DMR and talking with friends on local repeaters.
Jim was first licensed as a No-Code Tech in 1991, while attending college in Savannah, Georgia. He then spent the next 27 years with very few HF privileges. Upon moving from Southeast Michigan to the Mid-South in 2018, Jim was pleased to find an active ham radio community and soon joined the Delta Amateur Radio Club.
With the assistance of the club’s license training classes and their knowledgeable instructors, Jim quickly upgraded to General in December of 2018, followed by Amateur Extra in April of 2019.
Jim is pleased to be able to serve as club treasurer for his third year.
Joe received the ARRL Herb S. Brier 2012 Instructor of the Year award. He has been Director of Training for sixteen years. Joe has been instrumental in over 589 hams earning their Technician license, 237 their General and 100 their Extra. He is an ARRL Life Member and also the ARRL 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's toys. He is an ARRL, Laurel and WCARS VE for FCC testing. Joe actively participates in public service events, and in ARES as Shelby County ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Hospital-Ham Radio Coordination. He is also a Medical Reserve Corps volunteer for the Shelby County Health Department. For fourteen 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.
This is Mike’s 4th year on the Board of Directors. Mike became interested in Ham Radio while he was a youth in the Boy Scouts of America. Mike has been involved in Volunteer Fire Fighting since 1992 and became a Licensed EMT in 2001. Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis in 2000 and his graduate degree from the University of Arkansas in 2015. Mike worked with Dave Church (his Elmer) and Dave introduced Mike to the Delta Club and the Classes they offered. Mike received his Technician License in 2015 and upgraded to General in 2019.
This is John's first year serving on the Board. John got his start into amateur radio in 2017 after a fellow volunteer with the Red Cross suggested it would be helpful. John signed up for Joe's technician class that February, and before the class concluded he earned his Technician, General, and Extra. Having a strong desire for public service, John became the Emergency Coordinator for Shelby County ARES, and then was nominated to be the Tennessee District 1 Emergency Coordinator in 2019. John is Skywarn trained and is also on the National Weather Service Liaison Team and has been relied upon in times of severe weather across the area as well as calling many of the monthly DMR practice nets. John also is a net control station operator calling nets for the Delta Club, National Weather Service, Barefooted Bullfrog, ARES, and Elmer's net. You can also see John at Field Day each year, as he is always an active participant.