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 and Arizona. LVRA is a 501-C3 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.

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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.

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 affiliated with the TWEMARS Repeater System which is owned by Sandy Samuels K7FY and Ken McLaughlin N7DPS. The TWEMARS system links into the LVRA via ROIP from Los Angeles to Kingman, then by RF link to Hualapai Mountain and then on to Las Vegas and or via the HDRN at Quartzite Mountain in Victorville, CA, and provides coverage in the Los Angeles Basin, the San Diego and Orange County areas, and from Los Angeles along I-15 and I-40 to Flagstaff, AZ as well as north on US 99 and I-5 to within a few miles of Fresno.

Members of any of these three organizations may use all of these closed repeaters. For a map of the combined coverage area of these three systems, click here.

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 at "board@wa7hxo.us".

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 24 April 2016]

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