Not a member? We would love to meet you, and welcome you to our organization! DELARA has been a gathering place for ham radio enthusiasts for over 35 years and we’re still going strong. Our members bring a wealth of experience in many of the varied interests for our great technical hobby! Dues remain at $20 per year ($2 family member). Our meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, at the Delaware Chapter of the American Red Cross, 380 Hills Miller Rd. We start at 7:30 with speakers, training and friendship! Consider yourself invited!
Activities: The DELARA Calendar
DELARA is an ARRL affiliated club
The club that has achieved the status of “Special Service Club”. These clubs offer extensive benefits to members, such as license testing, training, and many different activities. A Special Service Club is an example to other clubs, and is a great way for you to become interested in the hobby!
Digital Net in operationDELARA / ARES operators who are interested in digital communications hold a digital net Tuesdays and Thursdays every week. We practice sending forms and messages using fldigi software as well as Winlink. You are welcome to join! If you are just getting started with digital, we’re happy to help you get configured and running! GET INVOLVED! Announcing the Delaware County Severe Weather Net! ALL amateur operators in or near Delaware County are urged to participate in this new program to help provide severe weather reports to protect our residents! For more information, click here. ARES Volunteers serve our communities. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service consists of ham radio operators providing backup communication for public events such as parades, as well as emergency agencies such as the EMA and Red Cross. The Delaware ARES (http://www.delares.org) volunteers provided over 2,000 hours of service each year since 2013. Hosted primarily by the Delaware County Emergency Management Agency, ARES members trained in terrorism awareness, Incident Command, FEMA courses, EOC (Emergency Operation Center) operations, and in both voice and digital ham radio messaging. Here;s how to join: http://www.arrl-ohio.org/SEC/fsd-98.html
DELARA MEMBER BENEFIT: use the club
station at the Delaware Red Cross (ARC)
DELARA and the Delaware County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) have been granted access to the Delaware Red Cross building, 380 Hills Miller Road. We have established a contest-grade amateur radio station there to serve Delaware County in emergencies and public service activities, and to perform as a club station. We have four HF operating positions and have established several quality antennas. Club members are invited to operate the station any time. A Yaesu FT-950 can even be operated across the Internet from your home! Contact Dale, W8KTQ or Stan, N8BHL, for station information. This is a major step forward for the two organizations, and the construction teams are working hard to make this a great station!
Welcome to the web home of the Delaware Amateur Radio Association. We are made up of licensed amateur radio operators in and around Delaware County, Ohio. DELARA is an ARRL Special Service Club. We are involved in many community activities, including Field Day! Many of our members are also members of the A.R.E.S. (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) orgnization and as such train as partners with safety services to be a complete form of communication, both for emergencies and public service events. (See http://www.delares.org)JOIN US! We invite you to become a part of our radio family! Click here to join!
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