Newsletter of the Triangle East Amateur Radio Association
The Delta Loop
Volume 6 Number 1                                                                                                April, 2008

In This Issue:

We're Back!
Teara Website Updated
Repeater Changes
VE Testing


Bill Edwards, former TEARA Vice President died suddenly on March 20, 2008 of cardiac arrest just two weeks after the passing of his wife Gail.

Bill, who held the call K4BWC, was also a long time member of the TEARA VE Team and founding member of the Smithchart Amateur Radio Society.  In addition, he served in a number of ARRL Division offices and was the owner of Omega Electronics International, an amateur HF amplifier sales and repair business.  He also started and was president of the Capital Area Repeater Society. (CARS) that operates several local repeaters.  

Bill was licensed for over fifty years.  

While much more could be written concerning his achievements in amateur  radio, those of us who knew him well will remember him for his friendship and irrepressible sense of humor.  We will miss his wit and wisdom as he held forth at his many favorite eateries, in his shop, and at TEARA VE sessions. The amateur radio community has lost a great advocate, and TEARA has lost a great friend.

Click HERE to hear the W4FAL tribute to Bill.

We're Back!

Norman Young


After nearly a nine months, the Delta Loop has returned.  We hope to resume publication on a more or less monthly basis, with perhals a slghtly leaner format.  We welcome all comments, gripes, etc, but most of all, we welcome news or items of interest to TEARA members and the amateur community. This first issue of the year is a modest beginning, but we have big plans, so stay tuned!

TEARA Website Updated!

Dave, WB4IUY, has begun a massive reworking and updating of the TEARA website.  Much outdated information has been removed, and many new features have been added, incuding a newsletter archive and recent field day pictures. The site also now links into the TEARA VE Team website as well.

This is still a work in progress, so be sure to check it out, and if you find anything that needs to be corrected, drop Dave an email.

Repeater Changes

Work has been underway for some time now to bring the 440 repeater in Zebulon back up to speed.  It has also been linked to the two meter repeater on an experimental basis.  For the latest updates to this project, visit the TEARA website.  Click on "Bulletins" and then "Repeater Bulls" for the latest updates.

TEARA Weekly Net

The weekly TEARA net meets every Tuesday night at 8:30 PM, except on meeting night on the 147.39+ PL 88.5 repeater in Clayton and the 442.400+ repeater in Zebulon. These repeaters are linked full time, and the net runs through both repeaters simultaneously. A designated club member serves as Net Control and runs the TEARA net .

For additional information, visit the TEARA website.

2008 VE Team Schedule

The Triangle East Amateur Radio Association (TEARA) is pleased to announce its 2008 schedule for amateur radio examinations.  Exams are given the third Saturday of every month except July and December at 9:30 a.m. at the Red Cross office in Smithfield, North Carolina.  The Red Cross is located at 801 South Third Street in downtown Smithfield. 

For 2008, the dates are:

        January 19
        February 16
        March 15
        April 19
        May 17
        June 21

        *** No session in July

        August 16
        September 20
        October 18
        November 15

        *** No session in December

For directions and other useful information, visit the TEARA VE Team website or via the TEARA website.


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