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Section Name:
Delaware
Contact:
Bill Duveneck KB3KYH
Daytime Phone:
302-537-4755
Evening Phone:
302-537-4755
Email:
kb3kyh@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
Atlantic
Description:

DELAWARE AMATEUR RADIO CONFERENCE

The Delaware Amateur Radio Conference is set for Saturday, February 29.  The conference will begin at 12:30 pm and run to 5:00 pm. This is a FREE event.

 

The meeting will be held at the Moose Lodge at 20142 Beaver Dam Road in Milford.  See Google Maps for details.  By the way, some maps may show the lodge at 21042 Kirby Road.  Don’t be confused; Beaver Dam Road and Kirby Road are the same street, but they change names very near the Moose Lodge.

 

The agenda includes:

 

-          ARRL and Delaware ARRL Section Overview

 

-          Delmarva Hamfest and ARRL State Convention Update

 

-          Delaware QSO Party Announcement

 

-          Contesting…How YOU can be a Contester

 

-          FT-8…Getting on the Air With This Popular Digital Mode

 

-          EMCOMM…Are You Ready?

 

-          Section Traffic Manager’s Update

 

-          Software Defined Radios…A New Age

 

-          Battery and Solar Panel Sizing…Make Sure Your Portable Station Can Stay On The Air

 

-          Delaware Linked Repeater System and Wires X Overview

 

-          Questions & Answers/Wrap Up

 

Refreshments will be available throughout the meeting and we’ll take one break about half way through the afternoon. 

 

If you would like to attend...all are welcome...send an email to kb3kyh@arrl.org and let me know you'll be there.  We need a headcount so we have plenty of refreshments and handouts.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 29th.


73,

Bill

KB3KYH

 

 

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 HANDS-FREE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS LAW

Most already know about the Delaware laws governing the use of electronics devices while driving, however; I wanted to make sure you had this as a reference.  See (c) (7) for the Amateur Radio exemption. 

  73, Bill, KB3KYH

 

EXTRACT FROM

 TITLE 21

 Motor Vehicles

 Operation and Equipment

 CHAPTER 41. Rules of the Road

 Subchapter IX. Reckless Driving; Driving While Intoxicated

  § 4176C Electronic communication devices; penalties.

 (a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any highway while using an electronic communication device while such motor vehicle is in motion.

 (b) For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:

 (1) “Cell telephone” shall mean a cellular, analog, wireless or digital telephone.

 (2) “Electronic communication device” shall mean a cell telephone, personal digital assistant, electronic device with mobile data access, laptop computer, pager, broadband personal communication device, 2-way messaging device, electronic game, or portable computing device.

 (3) “Engages or engaging in a call” shall mean when a person talks into or listens on an electronic communication device, but shall not mean when a person dials or punches a phone number on an electronic communication device.

 (4) “Hands-free electronic communication device” shall mean an electronic communication device that has an internal feature or function, or that is equipped with an attachment or addition, whether or not permanently part of such electronic communication device, by which a user engages in a call without the use of either hand or both hands.

 (5) “Hands-free equipment” shall mean the internal feature or function of a hands-free electronic communication device or the attachment or addition to a hands-free electronic communication device by which a user may engage in a call without the use of either hand or both hands.

 (6) “Using” shall mean holding in a person’s hand or hands an electronic communication device while:

 a. Viewing or transmitting images or data;

 b. Playing games;

 c. Composing, sending, reading, viewing, accessing, browsing, transmitting, saving or retrieving e-mail, text messages or other electronic data; or

 d. Engaging in a call.

 (c) Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to:

 (1) A law-enforcement officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, a paramedic or the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle in the performance of their official duties;

 (2) A person using an electronic communication device to report to appropriate authorities a fire, a traffic accident, a serious road hazard, or medical or hazardous materials emergency, or to report the operator of another motor vehicle who is driving in a reckless, careless or otherwise unsafe manner or who appears to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or to report any crime;

 (3) A person using a cell telephone who is operating a school bus and covered under § 4176B of this title;

 (4) A person engaging in a call with a hands-free electronic communication device while utilizing hands-free equipment and such person does not hold the hands-free electronic communication device in such person’s hand or hands;

 (5) The activation or deactivation of hands-free equipment or a function of hands-free equipment;

 (6) A person driving or operating an unregistered farm tractor, farm truck or farm equipment;

 (7) Use of an amateur radio by an FCC-licensed amateur radio operator; and

 (8) A person who during their course of employment with a business or government entity uses a 2-way radio mounted or attached to a motor vehicle to communicate with a central dispatch, base of operation, or with other employees of such business or government entity.

 (d) Whoever violates this section shall for the first offense be subject to a civil penalty of $100. For each subsequent like offense occurring within 2 years of the former offense the person shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $200 nor more than $300. For each civil penalty of $100 that is assessed under this subsection, $20 shall be paid over to the State Treasury to be deposited into the Volunteer Ambulance Company Fund, in addition to the $10 penalty assessed pursuant to § 4101(j) of Title 11. For each civil penalty between $200 and $300 that is assessed under this subsection, 20% shall be paid over to the State Treasury to be deposited into the Volunteer Ambulance Company Fund, in addition to the $10 penalty assessed pursuant to § 4101(j) of Title 11.

 

(e) No motor vehicle points shall be assessed for a violation of this section.

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   ELMER (MENTOR) LIST

 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.

 Kent

Jon Zaimes AA1K; Contesting, DX; aa1k@arrl.net 302-632-2353

Jerry Palmer N3KRX; EMCOMM, General; n3krx@arrl.net 302-398-4115

Paul Beeman W2PB; General;  paul.beeman@gmail.com 302-538-5153

  

New Castle

Joe Grib KI3B; General, D-Star; joeki3b@gmail.com 302-593-5669

Paul Domanski WA3QPX; General, traffic handling, EME; wa3qpx@atlanticbb.net 302-388-2679

 Robbie McCray W3RSM: General; ndvett@gmail.com  302-533-8535

Sussex

Al Waller K3TKJ; 6 Meters, HF, General; k3tkj@qsl.net 443-783-5389

Bill Duveneck KB3KYH; General; kb3kyh@arrl.org 302-537-4755

Bob Lippman K2GHY; General; k2ghy3@gmail.com 201-218-1500

Dell Palmer K3AXR; Ham Radio Deluxe, General; k3axr@arrl.net 410-208-3328

 Herb Quick KF3BT; License Testing, General; kf3bt@arrl.net  302-629-4949

 Jamie Ashton W3UC; National Parks on the Air, General; ashton@mchsi.com 410-202-7690

 Jay Rutherford K3BH; General; k3bh@arrl.net 302-265-6690

 John Ferguson K3PFW; General; k3pfw@arrl.net 302-245-5469

 Patrick Ryan KW3Z; Winlink, General; kw3z@arrl.net 302-228-1111

 Paul Ross W3FIS; QRP, digital modes, electronics; w3fis@comcast.net 302-436-6424

Pauly Ross NR3P; QRP, General; paul@nr3p.com 302-569-1618

Tim Brown WB9NDF; General; tailwheel@att.net 336-508-3728

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 DELAWARE AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE TESTING INFORMATION:  

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 w3tl@arrl.net  for more information.  

The Northern Delaware Volunteer Test Team conducts exams in New Castle County on a regular basis.  See www.ndvett.org for more information.  Team Director is Robbie McCray W3RSM at 302-533-8535 or ndvett@gmail.com. 

The Kent County Amateur Radio Club Conducts Examinations in Kent County Delaware Contact: Jerry Palmer N3KRX at n3krx@aol.com (302) 398-4115 or (Alternate) Ken Steele N3QJJ at n3qjj@hotmail.com (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 Muligans Point 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 kf3bt@arrl.net for more information.

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FIRST STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

FSARC

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 Corporate Services Company building at 251 Little Falls Drive in Wilmington.  Enter the building and ask the guard for directions to the radio club meeting.

www.fsarc.org

FSARC Officers:

President: Alan Hansen, W3ISR

Secretary: Mike Federico KB3REU

Treasurer: Dave Drew K3DX

K3QBD trustee: Dave Drew K3DX

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LEWES AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY

LARS

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.

 www.lewesars.com

LARS OFFICERS:

MIke McClanahan, W3RMM, President

Tim Brown, WB9NDF, 1st V.P.

Jim Ippolito,  KB3IOG, 2nd V.P.

Rita McClanahan, K3RMM, Co- Secretary

Bill Duveneck, KB3KYH, Co- Secretary

Joe Dipietrantonio, W3JDP, Treasurer

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KENT COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

KCARC

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

www.kc3arc.org

Kent County Amateur Radio Club Officers:

President;      Bill Bouchard, N3EDO

Vice-President;  Ron Waid, K3REW

Secretary:          Joe Tindall, AC3CR

Treasurer:            Joe Tindall, AC3CR

ARES/RACES

Emergency Coordinator  Doug Covert, KB3PRW

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SUSSEX AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION

SARA

Meetings are held the 3rd  Thursday of each month at 7:30PM at the Mulligans Point 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.

http://www.sussexamateurradio.com/

SARA CLUB OFFICERS:

President,  Patrick Ryan, KW3Z

Vice President, Chuck Betyeman, W3DEL

Secretary, Donna Spencer, KC3IHV

Treasurer, Stuart Banta, KC3MAL

Director, Butch Wlaschin, WA0CIE

Director, Spence Spencer, NS3F

Director, Bill Duveneck, KB3KYH

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NANTICOKE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

NARC

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  Monday 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

http://www.qsl.net/w3tbg/ 

NANTICOKE ARC OFFICERS

President:  Victor Gumper, KC3BUI

Vice Pres: John Cocking, K2CQW

Sec/Treas: Dan Braunstein, N3WYN

Director: Rod Eikenberry, N3KNT

Director: Patrick Ryan, KW3Z

 

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DELAWARE REPEATER ASSOCIATION INC.

DRA

The Delaware Repeater Association Inc. meets Quarterly the months of March, June, September and December on the Second Tuesday at 7:00PM at the Brandywine Community Center in Wilmington. 

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

 

www.dra73.org

Delaware Repeater Association Officers:

President Frank Filipkowski, AD3M

VP Dave Stepnowski, KC3AM

Treasurer Mark Stillman, KA3JUJ

Secretary Dave Scott, KC3BEJ

Trustee/Register Agent Bill Greenhalgh, W3DE

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Christiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service

CARES

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.

www.caresradio.org

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


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DELAWARE SECTION AMATEUR RADIO FREQUENCIES

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

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 (?)

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 

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

  • Bill Duveneck

    Section Manager

    Bill Duveneck KB3KYH

    View Profile

  • John DiGiovanni

    Assistant Section Manager

    John G. DiGiovanni N3LUD

  • John Low

    Section Traffic Manager

    John R. Low K3JL

  • Diane Acker

    Public Info Coordinator

    Diane L. Acker KB3SVU

  • Patrick Ryan

    State Government Liaison,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Patrick W. Ryan KW3Z