Elections were held for the 2017 Officers and Board of Directors at the November General Meeting. All of the new Officers and Board members are listed in the “contact us” section of this web page.
LVRAC has a new Librarian, Jerry Stein - NV7GS who has stepped up and volunteered for the position when Hyrum Huskey Jr. stepped down. We want to sincerely thank Hyrum for being the LVRAC Librarian over the past years for his service to LVRAC.
We also want to recognize and thank Jay Peskin - KE7EGO who has resigned as the LVRAC Net Manager after almost 15 years of service as a controller and manager of the LVRAC weekly NET. KE7EGO will be greatly missed for his dedicated service to LVRAC weekly NET.
The next general meeting of the members (and guests) of the Las Vegas Radio Amateur club is Wednesday, December 21st, 2016. This will be our Holiday celebration meeting, with Pizza, refreshments and holiday cheer. We plan to start the celebration at 6:00PM during our social hour with a short meeting to follow, and then continue with the celebration ... Look for the notification/reminder in your email.
If you are not receiving Email notifications from the Club, please email our President, Charlie Shepard - K7CBS at to make sure you get put on the list.
New Hams can join the ARRL through the LVRAC. Also current ARRL members are encouraged to renew their ARRL membership though LVRAC. The league allows the club to keep a portion of the ARRL dues for each new member and renewal. This is one way to help the club generate income.
To join or renew membership send your ARRL application and check to:
Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club
PO Box 27342
Las Vegas, NV. 89126
Make the check out for the full renewal amount, payable to Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club. Once the Treasurer receives the application you will receive an email confirmation that the application and payment was forwarded to the ARRL.
The net will be conducted every Tuesday at 7PM PST on 146.940 (-) PL100.
The Sisterhood of Amateur Radio (SOAR) will conduct their net on the LVRAC K7UGE 146.94 and the linked 448.500 repeaters both with a minus offset and PL tone of 100. The net will be on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm for less than an hour.
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 at Southern Hills Hospital is back in service and linked to the VHF Repeater located at the Westgate Hotel. The only equipment replaced was the UHF Repeater. It is now a Motorola MSF5000 repeater running 100 watts. Repairs were done to the GE MVP radio links on both the 146.94 end and 448.500 end. Additional filtering to reduce intermod interference was installed on the UHF link at the Westgate. The MVP's are the linking radios between the hotel and hospital.
Thanks to Ken Hoppe KH7R and Bill Croghan WB0KSW for their technical expertise and support from Jerry Sobel K0MBB, Ken McCracken KG7GW and Gerry Wojciechowski K9ADY.
Club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month. The social hour starts at 6pm, the meetings are from 7PM to 9PM at the Red Rock Search and Rescue Organization at 340 Villa Monterey Dr. Las Vegas NV 89145. The normally short business meeting is followed by interesting and informative presentations. Concluding the meeting are raffle prize drawings. The next meeting is 6:00PM (earlier than the usual 7PM - holiday party), Wednesday, December 21st. For driving directions, please see the map at the bottom of this page.
A club sponsored net meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM on our repeaters. As of this time, the club net is held on the VHF repeater (146.940). 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.