Our HAM of the month for December is Mark Pallans. Mark has been a life-long ham radio enthusiast, first licensed in 1959. Mark has been working as an engineer and consultant for many government entities, and has been volunteering with local HAM radio and ARES/RACES for many years. Check out his biography online here.
We are looking for a net controller for the third Tuesday of each month. The job isn't too demanding, and there are a number of us that can help you get started. Come meet us on the 146.94, or express your desire to help at one of the club meetings.
Congratulations to those that have been elected to serve as officers and directors in 2014. The list is shown on the Contact Us page.
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 Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, the UHF repeater is located on top of the Southern Hills Hospital. The UHF Repeater operating on 448.500 is temporarily out of service, as of 15-Jan-2014, we'll keep you posted.
As announced at the January LVRAC meeting, the Board of Directors has decided to authorize a change in the meeting schedule of the club. This was predicated upon much discussion and significant positive feed back from the membership.
Therefore, the new schedule of meetings beginning with the February meeting shall be upon the THIRD THURSDAY of each month, except December when we have the annual holiday party. This provides for an additional Tuesday night for airing of the LVRAC NET. We will be looking for volunteers to help with control operations. My goal and expectation for this year is to see a lot of new faces at the meetings and to make a lot of new acquaintances to re-energize the club. This is YOUR club, the officers and board of directors have responded to YOUR wishes and would love to be rewarded with increased participation and a new era of volunteerism. Please talk this up; get the word out just in case I missed someone's email address.
In addition to a club meeting, we also have an optional social hour at Denny's, an hour before the meeting (6PM). Those wishing to order dinner during the social hour are asked to arrive no later than 6:15 PM. Club meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month except December, when the club has a holiday party. Next Meeting: 7:00PM, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Denny's restaurant located at 6300 W. Charleston. 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). In the near future, we will reconnect the link to our UHF repeater (448.500). All are invited to participate in the net and to attend the club's monthly meetings.
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.
LVRAC Logo items are available for purchase at CafePress.com.