The Las Vegas Repeater Association (LVRA) owns and operates VHF and UHF amateur radio repeaters throughout Southern Nevada with connectivity to Southern California. LVRA is a 501(C)(3) non-profit Corporation in the State of Nevada and prides itself in offering public service with open repeaters as well as a closed repeater UHF system that is always available for emergency services. Our membership is a mix of highly technical people and business oriented people who come together as professionals and hobbyists to promote amateur radio in its many facits. We are active in microwave, VHF, UHF, HF, ATV, Packet, APRS, D-Star, DMR and utilize Echolink and Allstar. We host T-Hunts, technical building parties, support local races, social events and maintain a presence in Field Day, local frequency coordination and other ARRL functions. Our net meets on Wednesday evening at 7 PM Las Vegas time, you are welcome to join us.
On Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 PM, the LVRA holds a net on our systems. Net Control changes each week to provide an opportunity for any interested member to lead the net. Check-ins are taken via radio on the UHF repeater system including our DStar system, via echolink, Allstar, and DSTAR internet links. You can certainly check out your equipment operation by joining this net. You are invited!
This net provides an opportunity for members and visitors to discuss Association activities, ham calendar events, technical experimentation and projects, system status and service events. If you have a question regarding amateur radio or the Association's activities and sytems, this is a great place to get answers.
25/26 March: Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup
31 March - 2 April: NVCON 2017
22 - 27 April: National Association of Broadcasters NAB
TBA April: Clark County Emergency Vehicle Show
5/6 May: Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
3/4 June: Mohave Death Race
24/25 June: ARRL Field Day
TBA November: Seed 9 Rally
The LVRA is affiliated with the High Desert Repeater Network (HDRN) which is owned by Gill St.Onge K7GIL. The HDRN links to the LVRA at Low Potosi. The HDRN provides emergency communication for San Bernardino County, and includes coverage from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
Members of any of LVRA and HDRN may use all of the closed repeaters of both organizations.
The LVRA monthly newsletter archive is now available in the Members section of the website. If you're a current LVRA member but not receiving the newsletter, contact LVRA through the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page.
The LVRA newsletter covers a variety of topics that are of interest to members including news of recent and upcoming LVRA activities, monthly meeting notes, for sale items, HXO repeater system status and more. The LVRA newsletter also contains a membership application form if you know someone who would enjoy becoming part of our organization.
Note regarding Donations: LVRA's repeater systems incur significant fixed site costs and maintenance expense. If you would like to help support our system, please send donations to: LVRA, Maintenance Donations, P.O. Box 72732, Las Vegas, NV 89170. LVRA is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your tax advisor. Thank you for your support.
[This page was last updated on 5 December 2016]
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