Welcome to our club website. For those not familiar with Del City, we are part of the Oklahoma City metro area. This club was founded because of the interest in using computers to enhance amateur radio . We have found that there are so many facets of amateur radio, and people usually focus on one or two of them.
The Oklahoma City area is a diverse one. We have amateurs of all types. Some love CW, while others only operate 2 meter simplex voice only. Our area of interest is voice over IP (VoIP) as well as other digital modes. We welcome new technologies and believe that computers ARE “real” ham radio, as much as repeaters.
We celebrated our 15th birthday on 4 September 2017. On August 9, 2012 we changed our name from Del City Amateur Radio Club to Del City Amateur Radio Society. Our organization embraces new technologies and welcomes changes. Of course we embrace HF and the traditional modes of amateur radio as well. Who can deny that the traditional HF is a form of technology itself? Feel free to visit some of our links. If you have any relevant links or information to add then please let us know.
Our club started its journey on 4 September 2002 when K5GLH completed the first Internet Radio Linking Project (IRLP) node (8440) in the Oklahoma City area. This was a carry over of the previous experiments with Vocaltec’s iLink and later Echolink. This new node was different than the others because it ran on Linux. Being the first one in the area came with a lack of knowledge on how to use it. A web site was put up representing the fictitious Del City Amateur Radio Club. The name was randomly chosen because it was appropriate and there was no other club around by that name :).
In November of 2002, the second node (3867) was installed by W5QO. Both of these nodes ran on simplex radios for a while but later became repeaters. The 3867 was initially on 145.250 but was plagued with computer noise and cable TV leakage noise.
On 21 September 2017, our 443.300 MHz repeater made its conversion from IRLP node 4122 to Allstar node 28941. On 7 November 2017 the 146.700 MHz repeater made its conversion from IRLP node 3013 to Allstar node 46810.