LVRAC Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club

Welcome to the
Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club


The next regular general meeting of the members (and guests) of the Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club is Wednesday, January 16th, 2019.  

There will be no general meeting for December as the Members of the Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club will be celebrating the Holidays on the third Wednesday of December, 2018. 

LVRAC wishes ALL a Joyful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

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.

membership information

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.

SOAR net

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, and 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 WBØKSW for their technical expertise and support from Jerry Sobel KØMBB, Ken McCracken KG7GW and Gerry Wojciechowski K9ADY.

club meetings / social hour

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. For driving directions, please see the map at the bottom of this page.

A club sponsored net meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. 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.

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.