Please see the note below from Bob Famiglio (K3RF).  The N3KZ Repeater at 442.000 MHz is now back on the air again.  We will be testing this during our first week of the month alternate net, after the standard net. 

Please let Bob or myself know if you experience any issues or have signal reports for locations around the area on this repeater. 

Channel Propagation report form (must be logged in): Channel Propagation - ARES of Delaware County - Confluence (delco.community)

This should be programmed into your go kit as "DE N3KZ WILMINGTON" on channel 99.


Please relay to the Delco ARES team that 442.000 MHz is now back on the air (Saturday afternoon).  PL 131.8, as listed on our website at www.N3KZ.com.  I think it is programmed in the standard channel line up for Delco ARES deployable gear.  We are interested in signal reports in the area.  It primarily serves Delco, Chesco and into northern Delaware at the Delco/Delaware line.  It is only about 3 or 4 miles from the 446.775 repeater but about 400 feet off the ground.  We had issues with it when we pulled it and in a shop for testing when time permitted. Its been a few months but works perfectly in the test lab for days at a time on test equipment.  We want to see if it acts up when in service back on the tower site so we can make sure it is 100% reliable.  It has 24/7 unlimited emergency power just like my W3KG repeaters and will be made ARES priority use if and when needed in a situation.

Bob Famiglio, K3RF
N3KZ & W3KG System Management Team

Weekly Delco ARES Net - Analog and Alternate/Digital

All Amateur Radio operators are encouraged to participate in the weekly Delaware County ARES-RACES Analog Net held each Monday evening at 19:30 hours local time on the W3KG repeater in Delaware County, except for the second Monday of the month which is our monthly meeting. The directed net is used a drill and emergency communications protocols are followed. Important announcements concerning operating activities and upcoming events are made during the net. ARES team members are encouraged to operate via emergency power during the weekly nets to test batteries and equipment. Hope to hear you there!

The weekly net affords all Amateur Radio operators an opportunity to practice using emergency communication techniques during the directed net and to test equipment on a regular basis. The net also provides a conduit to relay important operational information to team members.

Because the weekly net is employed as an emergency communication exercise, all personnel checking in should keep their comments brief and of a nature relating to Amateur Radio. It is not a chit-chat net.

When checking in, it is highly encouraged to utilize the ITU phonetic alphabet for clarity and practice for passing traffic.

Net Schedule Delco ARES

Net Day

Net Week




Monday 2nd Week 7:00 pm Delco ARES Monthly Meeting - 2nd Monday
Monday 1st Week3rd Week4th Week5th Week 7:30 pm Week 1,3,4,5 Delco ARES Analog Net - W3KG Boothwyn 446.775 MHz DC R1 W3KG BOOTHWYN
Monday 1st Week 8:15 pm Week 1 Delco ARES Alternate Net - N3AEC Delstar East Drexel Hill 440.04375 MHz DD DE N3AEC DREXEL HILL
Monday 3rd Week 8:15 pm Week 3 Delco ARES Alternate Net - W3AEC Delstar West Lima 440.05625 MHz DD DW W3AEC LIMA
Monday 4th Week 8:15 pm Week 4 Delco ARES Alternate Net - W3KG Lima 146.94 MHz DC O1 W3KG LIMA
Monday 5th Week 8:15 pm Week 5 Delco ARES Alternate Net - N3KZ Wilmington 442.0 MHz DE N3KZ WILMINGTON
Monday 5th Week 8:15 pm Week 5 Delco ARES Alternate Net - Winlink W3AEC-10 RMS W3AEC-10 DELCO WINLINK

Repeaters for Delco ARES

Channel Name

On Air Name



Off Freq

Off Dir




DC R1 W3KG BOOTHWYN Delco Romeo One 446.775 441.775 5 - Minus FM Tone 88.5 Hz
DD DW W3AEC LIMA Delstar Whiskey 440.05625 445.05625 5 + Plus DV None
DD DE N3AEC DREXEL HILL Delstar Echo 440.04375 445.04375 5 + Plus DV None
RMS W3AEC-10 DELCO WINLINK Delco Winlink 144.910 144.910 Simplex FM-D None
DC O1 W3KG LIMA Delco Oscar One 146.94 146.34 0.6 - Minus FM Tone 131.8 Hz
DE N3KZ WILMINGTON 442.000 447.000 5 + Plus FM Tone 131.8 Hz


Repeater information for the regularly scheduled Nets in the greater Philadelphia Area is on our Channels page.

SKYWARN Net for Delco ARES

Click SKYWARN for more information on SKYWARN Net

ITU Phonetic Alphabet

For critical information, or under noisy conditions, spell words with standard ITU phonetics.  ITU phonetics were chosen so that each word sounds completely different from all others.

A - ALPHA (AL-fa)          B - BRAVO (BRAH-voh)
C - CHARLIE (CHAR-lee)     D - DELTA (DELL-tah)
E - ECHO (ECK-oh)          F - FOXTROT (FOKS-trot)
G - GOLF (GOLF)            H - HOTEL (HOH-tell)
I - INDIA (IN-dee-ah)      J - JULIET (JU-lee-ett)
K - KILO (KEY-loh)         L - LIMA (LEE-mah)
M - MIKE (MIKE)            N - NOVEMBER (no-VEM-ber)
O - OSCAR (OSS-cah)        P - PAPA (PAH-PAH)
Q - QUEBEC (kay-BECK)      R - ROMEO (ROW-me-oh)
S - SIERRA (SEE-air-rah)   T - TANGO (TANG-go)
U - UNIFORM (YOU-ni-form)  V - VICTOR (VIK-tor)
W - WHISKEY (WISS-key)     X - X-RAY (ECKS-ray)
Y - YANKEE (YANG-key)      Z - ZULU (ZOO-loo)