Our HAM of the month for November 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 operate the K7UGE repeaters on 146.940 (PL 100.0) and 448.500 (PL 100.0) as well as the QST machine on 146.730.
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 up and running. 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
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Nevada Amateur Radio Newswire and fill out the pre-generated form that can
be submitted directly to me.
Many thanks to Bill WB0KSW, Ken KH7R, Gerry K9ADY and Jerry K0MBB for the hard work that has been put in. The link to the 94 is not in place yet but I expect it will be soon. These repeaters will give you terrific coverage up and down the Las Vegas "strip" and city wide, making them ideal for all convention goers and tourists.
Hello LVRAC members and happy holidays to everyone and their families.
On behalf of the Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club, I and the Board of Directors would like to invite everyone to the LVRAC Annual Christmas Party. The party is open to all members and their guests.
6300 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
|Date:||December 17th 2013|
|Cost:||$20/person (in advance)|
The cost per person at the door the night of the party is $25.00. This includes any one meal per person from the HOBBIT menu including beverage of your choice (Desert is optional at extra cost). Tax and gratuity are included as well. Also included is one chance (per paid guest) in the raffle for one of two dual-band hand held radios. Additionally, we will have a 50/50 raffle if there is enough interest for those who wish to participate perhaps allowing some lucky person to cover his party cost.
To place your reservation: Please send your check made out to LVRAC in the amount of $20.00 per person attending. Please also indicate any guest's name(s) when placing your reservation. Send your information and check to:
We must receive the check no later than December 10th, 2013.
Please note: You may also turn in your reservation check at the regular meeting on November 19th 2013 and save postage.
If you haven't been to a meeting for a while, please come, and renew friendships. If you have been to meetings, then come and help us all have more fun. I and the other club officers are really looking forward to seeing you all there.
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 Tuesday of every month except December, when the club has a holiday party. Next Meeting: 7:00PM, Tuesday, January 21, 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.