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HAM of the month

Our HAM of the month for April is Dennie Little. Dennie first got involved with radios as a storm chaser in Oklahoma, and has continued to serve the community. He is involved with communications for some of the local races (Susan G. Komen, MS150, etc.), and civil organizations such as ARES. He also is interested in digital modes such as PSK31 and SSTV. Check out his biography online here.

net controller needed

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.

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 Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, the UHF repeater is located on top of the Southern Hills Hospital. The UHF Repeater operating on 448.500 is operational, as of 15-March-2014, some fine-tuning is required, we'll keep you posted. It needs some fine tuning but I'd be interested in reports from all over the valley. Let me know where, what type of radio and antenna you were using and your power levels. You can submit your report freehand by email (), or go to Nevada Amateur Radio Newswire and fill out the pre-generated form that can be submitted directly to me.

field day

Field Day will be held June 28 & 29 2014 at Lone Mountain Park 2. The park is located on Lone Mountain Road just east of the 215 Beltway. Entrance is from Lone Mountain Rd. The club will be set up in Pavilion F which is located at the West End of the park.

Teams are being formed to help with various activities. If you are interested in helping with:

Contact: Jerry Sobel K0MBB at email or Gerry Wojciechowski K9ADY at email.

club meetings / social hour

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, April 17, 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.

newsletters, email lists, and calendars ...

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.

directions


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