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Section Name:
Steven Keller, KC3DSO
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Delaware Section Traffic Managers Report - June 2024


Delmarva Emergency Phone Net


Stations 37

Traffic 5

Total time 62 minutes in 5 sessions

KC3BTV net manager


Delaware Traffic Net 


Stations 232

Traffic 25

Total time 314 minutes in 25 sessions

KC3MAL net manager 


Traffic Report


  Call            Orig     Recv'd     Sent    Delivered     Total

KC3MAL         0         23            9            1                 33

K3JL                0         6           26            0                 32

KC3FAU          0         0            5             0                   5

WA3QPX         0        20            20          4                  44

N3KRX             0         2             6           0                   8

W3ASW            0         1            0           0                    1    


Eastern Area Net Report - June 2024


3rd Region Traffic - 24

Total Net Time - 407

3rd Region Del Representation  - 96.67%

NCS (From Del) - WA3QPX - 10



Delaware ARRL Section Staff

From Steven Keller;

As Section Manager, I am pleased to introduce the ARRL Delaware Section Staff for 2024;

  • Joe Grib, KI3B - Assistant Section Manager
  • Wendy Horn, W3NRN - Section Emergency Coordinator
  • Marty Brett, AD3J - DEMA Radio Officer/DVOAD Coordinator
  • Dave Scott, KC3BEJ - NCC Emergency Coordinator
  • Jim Moore, KC3BTV - Kent Emergency Coordinator
  • Jim Baker, N3XKJ - Sussex Emergency Coordinator
  • Pat Ryan, KW3Z - State Government Liaison
  • John Low, K3JL - Section Traffic Manager
  • Chris Cote, KE5NJ - Section Youth Coordinator
  • Keith Hertzog, WU3X - ARRL Technical Coordinator


NEW or ASPIRING HAMS: Were here to help!


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.


New Castle

  • Paul Domanski WA3QPX; General, traffic handling, EME; 302-388-2679
  • Robbie McCray W3RSM: General;  302-533-8535
  • Tom Gerard KB3ONZ; General;  302-383-3540





  • Al Waller K3TKJ; 6 Meters, HF, General; 443-783-5389
  • Bob Lippman K2GHY; General; 201-218-1500
  • Dell Palmer K3AXR; Ham Radio Deluxe, General; 410-208-3328
  • Herb Quick W3BQ; License Testing, General;  302-629-4949
  •  Jamie Ashton W3UC; Parks on the Air, General; 410-202-7690
  •  Jay Rutherford K3BH; General; 302-265-6690
  •  John Ferguson K3PFW; General; 302-245-5469
  •  Patrick Ryan KW3Z; Winlink, General; 302-228-1111
  •  Pauly Ross NR3P; QRP, General; 302-569-1618
  • Eric Hudson, WG3J, HF, Contesting, Antenna builds,   443-783-1100


Delaware ARES Information


Wendy Horn, W3NRN - Section Emergency Coordinator -


Christiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service - CARES

The CARES meetings are generally held 4 times per year on Tuesday evenings starting at 7:00 PM.

For more information, please visit their events calendar at

The full CARES website is at for meeting location and other information.

CARES NET is every Tuesday, 2000 hours, on the N3JLH, 448.825- PL 131.8 repeater.

CARES ARRL Emergency Coordinator: John DiGiovanni, N3LUD, 


New Castle County Amateur Radio Emergency Service

New Castle county ARES meetings are run in conjunction with the First State Amateur Radio (FSARC) Club's meetings.
Visit FSARC website at for more information.

NCC ARES Primary Repeater 448.825- PL 131.8

NCC ARES ARRL Emergency Coordinator: Dave Scott, KC3BEJ,


Kent County Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Kent ARES meetings are held on the last Monday of the month. Meetings are held at the Kent County EOC located at 

911 Public Safety Boulevard, Dover. The Kent ARES NET is held every Saturday at 0900 on the 146.970- PL 77.0 repeater. 

Kent ARES ARRL Emergency Coordinator: Jim Moore, KC3BTV,


Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Sussex County ARES meetings are run in the even months of the year and are held at Sussex Tech High School in Georgetown.

Odd months Zoom training meetings are held and are posted on the Sussex County ARES webpage. Sussex ARES NETs are 

run on the first and third Wednesdays of the month on the WS3ARA, 147.090+ PL 156.7 repeater located in Millsboro at 1900. 

Visit for details on nets, meetings, location, etc.

Sussex ARES ARRL Emergency Coordinator: Jim Baker, N3XKJ,



 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. All forms must be signed in ink.

5. FCC "FRN" number (new licensees need to go to the FCC site and obtain a FRN number before registering for a test session).

6. Email address (this is for payment/license information from the FCC).

Testing sessions are as follows:                                     

  • The Northern Delaware Volunteer Test Team conducts exams in New Castle County on a regular basis.  See for more information.  Team Director is Robbie McCray W3RSM at 302-533-8535 or                                                                    
  • 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.                                                                             
  • The Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) conducts testing on the third Thursday of each month in conjunction with regular club meetings.  Location is Muligans Pointe Country Club in Georgetown.  Testing begins at 6:00 PM.  The SARA Test Team is coordinated by the Laurel VEC and there is no charge for testing.  Contact Herb Quick W3BQ for more information. Preregistration is preferred.                                                                    
  • The Delaware Amateur Radio Testing Team (DARTT) conducts FCC Ham Examinations in Sussex County Delaware Contact W3TL, Joe Stormer at  for more information. 



New Castle County


The First State Amateur Radio Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month (except November and December where they meet on the 3rd Thursday instead). The meetings start at 7:30 PM.

The FSARC meets at the Mill Creek Fire Company's Chambers Hall Community Room. 3900 Kirkwood HIghway, Wilmington, 19808.

FSARC Officers:

  • President: Mitchell Chinn KC3SBG
  • Vice President: Joseph Grib KI3B
  • Secretary: Mike Federico KB3REU
  • Treasurer: Dave Drew K3DX
  • K3QBD trustee: Dave Drew K3DX
  • Registered Agent: Dave Drew K3DX
  • Program Chair: Wendy Horn W3NRN



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

Repeater  W3DRA  Output 146.955 Input 146.355   P/L  131.8 Wilmington

Delaware Repeater Association Officers:

  • President Dave Stepnowski, KC3AM
  • VP Tom Perry, KC3FAU
  • Treasurer Joseph Grib, KI3B
  • Secretary Dave Scott, KC3BEJ
  • Trustee Dave Stepnowski, KC3AM
  • Registered Agent Joseph Grib KI3B


Christiana Amateur Radio Emergency Service - CARES

The CARES meetings are generally held 4 times per year on Tuesday evenings starting at 7:00 PM.

For more information, please visit their events calendar at

The full CARES website is at

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


Kent County Radio Clubs


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

Felton repeater KC3ARC 146.910 Output 146.310 Input PL 77.0 (This is a Fusion Repeater)

Felton repeater KC3ARC  444.550 Output 449.550 Input PL 77.0

Kent County Amateur Radio Club Officers:

  • President;          Jim Moore KC3BTV
  • Vice-President;  Hunter Grier KC3VTB
  • Secretary:          Tim Reisinger KC3OO
  • Treasurer:          Tom Libertore N3ARX


  •  Emergency Coordinator  Jim Moore KC3BTV


Sussex County Radio Clubs


Monthly meetings held at the Lewes Diner, 12:00 noon every First Wednesday of the Month.

The Lewes Diner is located at 1201 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958

Lewes Repeater W3LRS  147.330 Output 147.630 Input PL 156.7

Lewes WGMD Repeater W4ALT 443.55 Output 448.55 Input PL 156.7

LARS holds it's weekly 2 meter net on Wednesday at 7:15 PM. They use the 147.33 repeater (- split, 156.7 PL). All are welcome to join in the net and attend the meetings.


  • Mike Boccia, N1MWU, 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



Meetings are held the 3rd  Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Mulligans Pointe 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 147.015 Output 147.615 Input P/L 156.7.  (This is a Fusion repeater)

Millsboro, DE Repeater WS3ARA 224.840 Output 222.240 Input P/L 156.7.

Millsboro, DE Repeater WS3ARA 449.825 Output 444.825 Input P/L 156.7 (This is a Fusion repeater)


  • President,  Paul Ross, NR3P
  • Vice President, Deborah Libertore AJ3L
  • Secretary, Paul Rieger, KC3OIN 
  • Treasurer, Richard Long, N3RTL
  • Director, Jim Baker, N3XKJ
  • Director, Spence Spencer, NS3F
  • Director-Past. Pres. Butch Wlaschin, WA0CIE



The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club meets the third Saturday of each month starting at 9:00 AM at the TidalHealth Instructional Center, 121 S. Front St., Seaford, DE 19973

The Nanticoke Club Net is held each Monday evening at 8:00 PM on the N3KNT Repeater:146.715 (-) P/L 156.7

Stations in Western Sussex County are invited to use:

W3TBG - Nanticoke ARC Club Repeater: 145.210 MHz (-) P/L 156.7, Fusion WIRES-X Room #36540

N3KNT - Repeater: 146.715 MHz (-) P/L 156.7, Echolink, Analog Room #30410

Local RMS: 145.050 MHz, located at TidalHealth Hospital in Seaford

Local HF RMS: W3TBG-10 40m HF Gateway C-7098.7, D-7097.2 kHz

Club website:

Mailing address: Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club, Inc., 905 Short Lane, Seaford, DE   19973


  • President:  Victor Gumper, KC3BUI
  • Vice President: Joe Kash, KK3JOE
  • Secretary: Pat Ryan, KW3Z
  • Treasurer: Dan Braunstein, N3WYN
  • Director: Keith Hertzog, N3SVB
  • Director: Rod Eikenberry, N3KNT
  • Director: Steven Keller, KC3DSO





HF TRAFFIC - The Delaware Traffic Net

  • Summer Net (During Daylight Savings Time) (Mo - Sa) 18:30 local 3.905 LSB
  • Winter Net (During Eastern Standard Time) (Mo-Sa) 17:30 local on 3.904 LSB                                                                                                          
  • DelMarVa Emergency Phone Net (meets on the same frequency and at the same time as the Del Traffic Net, but on Sunday evening)


Main State VHF/UHF Repeaters

  • North DE - 146.730 146.130 131.8 W3DRA/R Wilmington,DE
  • North DE - 448.825  443.825 131.8  N3JLH Delaware City, 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

 Alternate Repeaters 

  • 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


Website Editor: Contact Joe Grib KI3B at



Delaware Officials

  • Steven Keller

    Section Manager

    Steven Keller KC3DSO

  • Patrick Ryan

    State Government Liaison

    Patrick W. Ryan KW3Z

  • Joseph Grib

    Assistant Section Manager

    Joseph M. Grib KI3B

  • Chris Cote

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Chris C. Cote KE5NJ

  • John Low

    Section Traffic Manager

    John R. Low K3JL

  • Wendy Horn

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Wendy A. Horn W3NRN


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