Las Vegas Repeater Association (LVRA)
The Las Vegas Repeater Association (LVRA) owns and operates VHF and UHF amateur radio repeaters throughout Southern Nevada. LVRA is registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Nevada and prides itself in offering public service with open repeaters as well as a closed UHF system that is always available for emergency communications. Our membership is active in all aspects of amateur radio including HF operation, ATV, Packet Radio, APRS, ARRL field support and local frequency coordination. The mainstay of our club is a network of UHF repeaters that are always linked together, permitting people on one repeater to talk and be heard simultaneously on other repeaters much the way an intercom works.
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 HDRN at Quartzite and Onyx, 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 Member Spotlight: Gene — KK4IB
LVRA's former secretary Gene (KK4IB) and his wife Son are now living in Thailand. Soon they’ll continue to other parts of the Far East.
Gene did a great job as secretary, he and his skills will be missed. Before his departure, a few of the LVRA board members got together to honor Gene for his contributions.
Gene has been checking in every day or so on Echolink and D-Star (usually UHF). So if you want to work a little DX with your HT, here is your chance. You can look for him in the afternoon or evening, Las Vegas time. They are currently ahead of us by 14 hours, so when it’s breakfast (6:00 AM) Gene’s time, it’s 4:00 PM here (PDT) the day before.
You can see Gene’s other photos at: http://kk4ib.org/tvlLog2013/
LVRA ARRL Video Contest Entries
Purpose: To illustrate the joy and excitement of Amateur Radio | Contest details
HXO participated in this event in 2011 and came in 4th place!
This year we're at it again with a new concept: A movie within a movie which combines the behind the scenes making of the LVRA ARRL contest video with an ARES training exercise and the LVRA MCC vehicles' participation in the annual Zombies Go Rouge interoperability EMCOMM exercise held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. As you'll see, LVRA and ARES members join forces to demonstrate not only the MCC vehicles' superior communications capabilities but ARES members versatility in handling whatever challenges come their way.
The LVRA thanks Byon Garrabrant, N6BG for hosting this web site on his server.
Note regarding Donations: LVRA's D-Star and other open repeater systems incur significant fixed site costs and maintenance expense. If you can help defray these expenses, 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 23 April 2013]
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