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.

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 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 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, a 'Subscribe' link is available for you to sign-up.

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.

A Special Message About HR–4969 — July 17, 2014

ARRL Nevada Section
Section Manager: Gary F Grant, K7VY

How many times have you heard "I can't put up an antenna due to CCR's, Home Owners Association restrictions?"

If you're like me you hear it quite often! Let's get behind the efforts to overturn antenna restrictions!

Read more...  

“An HR.4969 page now is open on the ARRL website. It contains information and resources for clubs and individuals wishing to support efforts to gain co-sponsors for the measure by contacting their members of Congress.”

Here's the direct link:

These ARRL Web news stories, posted July 16th, provide additional background:

Here is a Special Message for All Amateurs from the ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN:

See the video:

73, Gary K7VY


Click here for a sample letter that you can copy and paste into a web page contact form.

Click here to download a sample letter in MS Word format suitable for printing.


Contact Information for Nevada's four US Representatives

Rep. Dina Titus, 1st District

> Las Vegas District Office
550 East Charleston Blvd.
Suite B
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: (702) 220-9823

> Washington, DC Office
401 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5965
Hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

Rep. Mark Amodei, 2nd District

> Reno Office
5310 Kietzke Lane, Suite 103
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: (775) 686-5760
Fax: (775) 686-5711

> Elko Office
905 Railroad Street, Suite 104 D
Elko, NV 89801
Office: (775) 777-7705
Fax: (775) 753-9984

> Washington Office
222 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6155
Fax: (202) 225-5679

Rep. Joe Heck, 3rd District

> Nevada Office
8872 S. Eastern Ave. (Suite 220)
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Phone: (702) 387-4941
Fax: (702) 837-0728

> Washington, DC
132 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3252
Fax: (202) 225-2185

Rep. Steven Horsford, 4th District

> North Las Vegas District Office
2250 Las Vegas Blvd., North
Suite 500
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: 702-802-4500
Hours: M-TH 9-5:00pm
Friday: By Appointment Only

> Washington, DC Office
1330 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-9894
Fax: 202-225-9783
Hours: M-F 9-5:00pm

D-STAR Satellite Launches Thursday June 19

The D-STAR satellite Tablet-Aurora is expected to launch with 11 other satellites carrying amateur radio payloads from Dombarovsky near Yasny on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 19:11:11 UT. Read more...

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 18 July 2014]

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