ARRL Sections - Delaware



Contact Information

Section Name:
Bill Duveneck KB3KYH
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:

Basic Information




 Here is a list of Amateurs who have volunteered to serve as mentors.  Please contact the one nearest you for some help and advice.  Following the call sign you will see a broad definition of a mentor’s particular skill or area of interest.  In nearly all cases, these gentlemen can offer “general” help in getting you started.  Because we’re volunteers, some mentors may not be available at a given time, but another mentor will be happy to help you.



Carl Acker K3CFA; General; 302-233-1327

Jon Zaimes AA1K; Contesting, DX; 302-632-2353

Jerry Palmer N3KRX; EMCOMM, General; 302-398-4115




New Castle


Greg Neuman AB3UN; General; 302-415-9004 (text)


Joe Grib KI3B; General, D-Star; 302-593-5669


Paul Domanski WA3QPX; General, traffic handling, EME; 302-388-2679




Al Waller K3TKJ; 6 Meters, HF, General; 443-783-5389


Bill Duveneck KB3KYH; General; 302-537-4755


Bill Hammond N3IOD; QRP, Traffic Handling, General; 302-539-5780


Bob Lippman K2GHY; General; 201-218-1500


Dell Palmer K3AXR; Ham Radio Deluxe, General; 410-208-3328


Dick Drevo W3GNQ; HF, General; 302-645-5664


Herb Quick KF3BT; License Testing, General; 302-629-4949


Jamie Ashton W3UC; National Parks on the Air, General; 410-202-7690


Jay Rutherford K3BH; General; 302-265-6690


John Ferguson K3PFW; General; 302-245-5469


Len Hecker K3LRH; General; 302-945-2481


Patrick Ryan KW3Z; Winlink, General; 302-228-1111


Paul Ross W3FIS; QRP, digital modes, electronics; 302-436-6424


Pauly Ross NR3P; QRP, General; 302-569-1618


 Tim Brown WB9NDF; General; 336-508-3728




Needed at a test Session:                                                                                                      
1. Two (2) forms of ID are required; one must be a photo ID

2. Any original Licenses and/or CSCEs MUST be presented along with a copy of each is necessary

3. CASH or CHECKS for $15.00 for ARRL VEC $ 14.00 for W5YI VEC

4. A pen. Forms must be signed in ink.

Sessions are listed as follows: 

The Delaware Amateur Radio Testing Team (DARTT) conducts FCC Ham Examinations in Sussex County Delaware Contact W3TL, Joe Stormer at  for more information.  

The First State Amateur Radio Club conducts FCC Examinations in New Castle County Delaware contact Jim Smith at  for more info.

The Kent County Amateur Radio Club Conducts Examinations in Kent County Delaware Contact: Jerry Palmer N3KRX at (302) 398-4115 or (Alternate) Ken Steele N3QJJ at (302) 653-2144.  Testing is held in Room 209 at the Wyoming United Methodist Church, 216 Wyoming Mill Road,  Dover, DE 19904.  Enter on North end of the building, Room 209 is the first room on the right. Remaining 2016 test dates are:  June 11, September 10, and December 10.





The Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) conducts testing on the third Thursday of each month in conjunction with regular club meetings.  Location is Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown.  Testing begins at 6:30 PM.  The SARA Test Team is associated with the Laurel VEC and there is no charge for testing.  Contact Herb Quick KF3BT for more information.




The First State Amateur Radio Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month (other than November and December) at 7:24 PM. The starting time for the First State ARC meetings is 7:24pm. The date is still the 4th Thursday of the month, except in November and December (3rd Thursday.) FSARC meets in the Conectiv corporate data center, Wakefield Drive, Newark, Delaware. To get to the data center from I-95, take Route 273 EAST to the University Plaza shopping center. Turn right onto Chapman Road. After 0.4 miles, turn left onto Wakefield Dr. After about 1/4 mile, turn left, before the three flag poles, into the data center building parking lot. The building you want is facing you after you turn left at the poles. The lot is semicircular with a man-made pond in the center. Enter the building and ask the guard for directions to the radio club meeting.

FSARC Officers:

President: Chet Thayer WA3I

Secretary: Mike Federico KB3REU

Treasurer: Dave Drew K3DX

K3QBD trustee: Dave Drew K3DX




Monthly meetings held at the Green Turtle restaurant in The Village of Five  Points Lewes, DE 12:00 noon every First Wednesday of the Month

The Green Turtle Sports Bar and Grill, is located at the Village of Five Points, 17388 North Village Main Unit 21, Lewes, DE 19958.

Handhelds will be tuned to the LARS repeater 147.330 MHz.+ PL Tone 156.7 Hz. and 146.52 MHz. Simplex for anyone who may need directions.


Dick Drevo, W3GNQ, President

Mike McClanahan, W3RMM, 1st V.P.

Jim Ippolito,  KB3IOG, 2nd V.P.

Rita McClanahan, K3RMM, Co- Secretary

Bill Duveneck, KB3KYH, Co- Secretary

Joe Dipietrantonio, W3JDP, Treasurer




Meetings of the Kent County Amateur Radio Club are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:00 PM at the Kent County EOC located 911 Public Safety Blvd. Dover, Delaware

KCARC ARES / RACES Meet the last Monday of the month at 7:00PM

Talk in on repeater KC3ARC 146.970 Output 146.370 Input PL 77.0

Woodside repeater KC3ARC 146.910 Output 146.310 Input PL 77.0

Kent County Amateur Radio Club Officers:

President;      Ron Siebach AB3ZC     

Vice-President;    Jay Brackin, W3NUR

Secretary:           Jim Moore, KC3BTV

Treasurer:             Sandy Laws, KA3PJP


Emergency Coordinator  Jay Brackin,  W3NUR




Meetings are held the 3rd  Thursday of each month at 7:30PM at the Sussex Pines Country Club located at 22426 Sussex Pines Road Georgetown, DE 19947-6445

Millsboro, DE Repeater WS3ARA 147.090 Output 147.690 Input P/L 156.7

Roxana,DE Repeater  WS3ARA 145.250 Output 144.650 Input P/L 156.7.  This is a Fusion repeater.


President,  Dell Palmer K3AXR

Vice President,  Chuck Betyeman W3DEL

Secretary, Herb Quick, KF3BT

Treasurer, Ray Deskins, WB3GNO

Director, Paul Ross, NR3P

Director, Victor Gumper, KC3BUI

Director, Bill Duveneck, KB3KYH




The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club meets every third Saturday at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 9:00 AM 801 Middleford Road Seaford, Delaware 19973

Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club NARC Net  Thursday evening at 8:00 PM on the 146.715 (156.7 PL) repeater K3NKT.

Repeater W3TBG Output 145.210 Input 144.610 P/L 156.7

Repeater K3NKT Output 146.715 Input 146.115 P/L 156.7 


President: Patrick Ryan, KW3Z

Vice Pres: Victor Gumper, KC3BUI

Sec/Treas: Dan Braunstein, N3WYN

Director: Rod Eikenberry, N3KNT

Director: Marvin Stumbo, KB3HTE

Director: Victor Gumper, KC3BUI




The Delaware Repeater Association Inc. meets Quarterly the months of March, June, September and December on the Second Tuesday at 7:00PM in the Community Room in the right hand side entering thePaul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building 3601 N. DuPont Highway New Castle Delaware 19702 

Repeater  W3DRA  Output 146.730 Input 146.130  P/L 131.8  Wilmington

Repeater  W3DRA  Output 146.700 Input 146.100  P/L 131.8  Newark

Repeater  W3DRA  Output 448.375 Input 443.375  P/L 131.8  Wilmington

Repeater  W3DRA  Output 449.025 Input 444.025  P/L  131.8 Newark

Repeater W3DRA   Output 224.520 Input 222.920  P/L  131.8 Wilmington

Delaware Repeater Association Officers:

President Frank Filipkowski AD3M

VP Dave Stepnowski KC3AM

Treasurer Wayne Hale KB3RVR

Secretary Wayne Hale KB3RVR

Trustee/Register Agent Bill Greenhalgh W3DE

Programmer for controllers Steve Serencko K3MOT

WEB page developer ( Martin Keefe AA3A

Board of Directors Lee Gray W3LDG, Joe Grib KI3B,

John DiGiovanni N3LUD


Christiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service


CARES Meetings are on Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm to
9:00 pm those without a badge need to be escorted.
Location: Christiana Hospital 4755 Ogletown-Stanton
Road Newark DE 19702-5440.  
Meeting dates can be found on the web site in the 
events links at the top.

Repeater W3CER Output 444.950 Input 449.950 P/L 100.0 Newark

Repeater W3CER Output 444.400 Input 449.400 P/L 100.0 Wilmington

Repeater W3CER Output 442.500 Input 447.500 P/L 100.0 Middletown




Function RX Freq TX Freq Tone Callsign Location

HF TRAFFIC 3.905 3.905 LSB DE Traffic Net DE Section

Alt HF Traffic Frequency 7.280  7.280 LSB 40 Meter Alternate

Alt HF Traffic Frequency  5.357  5.357 USB 60 Meter Center Channel

North DE 146.730 146.130 131.8 W3DRA/R Wilmington,DE

Central DE 146.970 146.370 77.0 KC3ARC/R Dover,DE (Fusion)

Southern DE 147.090 147.690 156.7 WS3ARA/R Georgetown,DE

NCC Co 146.700 146.100 131.8 W3DRA/R Newark,DE

Kent Co 147.300 147.900 77.0 N3KNT/R Hazlettville,DE

Sussex Co 146.715 146.115 156.7 N3KNT/R Seaford,DE

Kent Co 146.655 146.055  156.7 K3CRK/R Smyrna,DE (?)

Bethany 448.725 443.725 131.8 W3BXW/R Bethany Beach, DE (?)

Roxana 147.015 147.615 156.7 WS3ARA/R Roxana,DE (Fusion)

DE City 448.825 443.825 131.8 N3JLH/R Delaware City,DE

Delmar 444.050 449.050 156.7 K3RIC/R Delmar,DE

Dover 146.910 146.310 77.0 KC3ARC/R Dover,DE

Dover 449.725 444.725 131.8 W3BXW/R Dover,DE

Dover 146.970 146.370 77.0 N3YMS/R Dover,DE

Dover 444.500 449.500 114.8 N3IOC/R Dover,DE

Georgetown 145.310 144.710 156.7 W3STR/R Georgetown,DE

Harrington 442.450 447.450 131.8 KB3IWV/R Harrington,DE

Lewes 147.330 147.930 156.7 W3LRS/R Lewes,DE

Lewes 443.550 448.550 156.7 W4ALT/R Lewes,DE

Millsboro 449.825 444.825 156.7 K3JL/R Millsboro,DE (Fusion)

Millsboro 224.840 223.240 156.7 K3JL/R Milsboro,DE

Middletown 442.500 447.500 100.0 W3CER Middletown, DE

Newark 449.025 444.025 131.8 W3DRA/R Newark,DE

Newark 444.950 449.950 100.0 W3CER/R Newark,DE

Newark 145.310 144.710 141.3 W3UD/R Newark,DE

Wilmington 146.955 146.355 131.8 WA3UYJ/R Wilmington,DE (Fusion)

Wilmington 444.400 449.400 100.0 W3CER/R Wilmington,DE

Wilmington 448.375 443.375 131.8 W3DRA/R Wilmington,DE

Wilmington 224.520 222.920 131.8 W3DRA/R Wilmington,DE

Delaware Officials