This is Mary Jean's fifth year on the Board of Directors. From an early age, she has always been fascinated by communication, community service and natural disaster preparedness. One day a coworker introduced her to Amateur Radio. During Delta Club's Technician class, she realized that ham radio could be the perfect combination of those three long-time interests! She earned her Technician license in 2017, then later upgraded to General in 2019 and Extra in 2021. She is involved with ARES and is passionate about volunteering. She received the 2018 New Ham of the Year Award for her involvement with the club’s public service activities. She served as the Delta Club Secretary from 2018-2020 and Vice President in 2021. She is excited about working with the other board members in serving the Delta Amateur Radio Club! You can reach her at email@example.com.
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.
Carolyn is serving her second year as Secretary. She was first licensed in November 2018 as KN4QNV and upgraded to General in December 2018. She became an Extra license holder in February 2019 after taking Joe Lowenthal WA4OVO’s class and changed her callsign to KX4QF. She achieved perfect scores on both her General and Extra tests, missing one answer on the Technician test. Carolyn is a trained NWS Storm Spotter, has served as a Delta Club Net Control Operator, and currently participates in Delta Club YL activities as a Net Control Operator. She enjoys many aspects of Ham Radio activities, including CW (member of the Straight Key Century Club – SKCC), FT4/8, and SSB. Carolyn retired from many years in Information Systems in December 2017 and holds a Doctorate degree.
Joe received the ARRL Herb S. Brier 2012 Instructor of the Year award. He has been Director of Training for fifteen years. Joe has been instrumental in over 559 hams earning their Technician license, 231 their General and 93 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 2nd 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.
Len is serving his sixth year as Public Information Officer for the Delta Club. He was licensed in August, 2015, and General in 2018, after taking the Delta Club Technician and General classes under Joe WA4OVO. Additionally he has served as an instructor in several Tech and General classes. Len is a graduate of the Germantown CERT class and participates in public service events. He 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