LVRAC Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club
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Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club

field day

The LVRAC Field Day was held on Saturday June 27th at Mt. Crest Park. A good time was had by all. Two HF stations where set up and many contacts were made in CW and SSB. Jerry Sobel was once again the chef and served up some mighty hamburgers and hot dogs. It was hot but tolerable in the shade.

membership information

LVRAC members that are ARRL members are encouraged to renew their ARRL membership though LVRAC. The league allows the club to keep $2.00 for each renewal. This is one way to help the club generate income.

To renew your ARRL membership send your renewal application and check to:
Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club
PO Box 27342
Las Vegas, NV. 89126

Make the check out for the full renewal amount, payable to Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club. Once the Treasurer receives the renewal application you will receive an email confirmation that the application and payment was forwarded to the ARRL.

LVRAC net

The net will be conducted every Tuesday at 7PM PST on 146.940 (-) PL100.

repeaters

We operate the K7UGE repeaters on 146.940 (PL 100.0) and 448.500 (PL 100.0).

Our VHF repeater is located on top of the Westgate Hotel & Casino, the UHF repeater is located on top of the Southern Hills Hospital.

The UHF Repeater at Southern Hills Hospital is back in service and linked to the VHF Repeater located at the Westgate Hotel. The only equipment replaced was the UHF Repeater. It is now a Motorola MSF5000 repeater running 100 watts. Repairs were done to the GE MVP radio links on both the 146.94 end and 448.500 end. Additional filtering to reduce intermod interference was installed on the UHF link at the Westgate. The MVP's are the linking radios between the hotel and hospital.

Thanks to Ken Hoppe KH7R and Bill Croghan WB0KSW for their technical expertise and support from Jerry Sobel K0MBB, Ken McCracken KG7GW and Gerry Wojciechowski K9ADY.

club meetings / social hour

Club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month except December. The meetings are from 7PM to 9PM at the Red Rock Search and Rescue Organization at 340 Villa Monterey Dr. Las Vegas NV 89145. The normally short business meeting is followed by interesting and informative presentations. The concluding event is a 50/50 drawing with entertaining commentary by Jamie, N3TOY. All are welcome to join us on the net and the monthly meetings. The next meeting is 7:00PM, Wednesday, August 19. For driving directions, please see the map at the bottom of this page.

A club sponsored net meets on non-meeting Tuesdays at 7:00 PM on our repeaters. As of this time, the club net is held on the VHF repeater (146.940). All are invited to participate in the net and to attend the club's monthly meetings.

archive, minutes, calendar and yahoo groups

The archive contains previous artifacts generated over the life of the club here. Current copies of the latest minutes are available, as well as newsletters that the club produces. Various HAM-related scheduled events can be found on the calendar. Also, LVRAC has a yahoo email group that you can find out about here. Our club newsletter was a fun and information-packed resource that was published for a while, but is not actively published as of this moment. (It is a lot of work to do that stuff folks!) We are looking for someone to do this for us in the future, but in the mean time you can entertain yourselves with the archive of old newsletters. So, come on and check out to see what we're up to and what we've been up to in the past. Make sure to check out our newsletter page.

Another primary source of information on what is going on with the club members is the LVRAC email list. Our list is moderated, and you'll have to register to join the email list. Check out the email list page for details on how to join it.

We also keep a calendar of events, the ham calendar, to help you plan your spare time.

wearables

LVRAC Logo items are available for purchase at CafePress.com.

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