Las Vegas Repeater Association (LVRA)

An association of folks dedicated to the advancement of Amateur Radio

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.

LVRA Celebrates 50 Years of Service to the Community!

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Read our wonderful Monthly Newsletters and meeting Minutes ... in the Members area!

2018 LVRA Meetings 8 AM    
Visitors and Guests are welcome!

20 Jan — Winchells' map
17 Feb — Winchell's :: 50th Anniversary Meeting!
17 Mar — Winchells'
14 Apr — Winchell's (note change re:NAB visitors)
19 May — Firerock Steakhouse map
16 Jun — Firerock Steakhouse
21 Jul — Firerock Steakhouse
18 Aug — Firerock Steakhouse
15 Sep — Firerock Steakhouse
06 Oct — Picnic at Hemenway Park, Boulder City
18 Nov — Winchell's
-- Dec — Christmas Party

Wednesday Evening Radio Net

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.

Other Local Area Nets. You are invited to participate.

Public Service Events Supported by LVRA

17, 18 March: Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup
11-14 April: National Association of Broadcasters NAB
18 April: Corporate Bike Race, Jean, Nevada
12 May: Skywarn Spotter Training, County Government Building Room3
May: Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
June: Mohave Death Race
23, 24 June: ARRL Field Day
October: MS-150 Bike Race
November: Tri-State Rally, Mesquite

LVRA Affiliations

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.

The LVRA is also affiliated with the VIRGIN VALLEY AMATEUR CLUB (VVAC) in Mesquite, Nevada. Their club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Fire Station 2 (at airport), info net Tuesdays at 8:00 pm-meet on 448.020 repeater which is linked to the HXO UHF backbone, adding coverage in Eastern Clark County. Then they QSY to 146.580 simplex. Contact: Charlie LumKee.

The LVRA is also affiliated with the Eastern Nevada Amateur Radio Society in Ely, Nevada. They meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Nevada Frontier Room in Ely. The LVRA repeater at Highland Peak is connected full time to ENARS Squaw Peak, Kimberly Peak, and Warm Springs repeaters with expansion planned and has coverage of a large portion of Eastern Nevada. Contact:

Members of any of these organizations may use all of the affiliated closed repeaters.

LVRA Newsletter - View current and past newsletters

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.

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