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
Changes coming for DELARA meeting place
The National Red Cross blood unit has been given control of the Delaware chapter building, and extensive renovations will be underway to turn the building into a full time donor location. As the remodel takes away the large meeting space, DELARA meeting locations will be fluid until we can find a new home. Our amateur radio station at the Red Cross chapter will be offline during the construction, but they have reserved a space for us to continue important communications for the Red Cross and Delaware EMA as well as normal club activities. Our meeting location and topic for each month will be detailed in the club newsletter - accessible by the link in the upper-left corner of this page. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. it has been a good run and a good plce to call home.
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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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