LVRAC Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club
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Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club

volunteer opportunities

There are a number of volunteer opportunities in September and October, for information on how you can participate and have some fun in the process, check out the events page.

field day

A good time was had by all at field day at Lone Mountain Park. It was warm, but comfortable with a nice breeze at 3000 feet. We had 16 members and 10 guests, some of which joined the club. Using three HF stations, many contacts were made in SSB and CW modes. Chef Sobel served a light breakfast and lunch.

Many thanks to the setup and teardown volunteers.

Here is a link to a video of a drone helping to install a dipole.

HAM of the month

Our HAM of the month is Art Brigida (KG7JPU), read about him here.

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 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.

club meetings / social hour

Club meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month except December. The meetings are at the Denny's restaurant at 6300 W. Charleston. The meeting is preceeded by a social hour at 6PM followed by a meeting at 7PM. 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, Thursday, September 18. 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.

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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