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LVSRA has been affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) since 1930, and was incorporated in 1977 for the purpose of information exchange, to promote radio knowledge, fraternize with other radio operators for efficiency and cooperation between members, to conduct club programs and activities so as to promote an interest in amateur radio, and to provide emergency communication to the community.

Monthly Meetings

The LVSRA holds regular meetings on the third Saturday of each month at 8:00 am at Heisey’s Diner, 1740 N Highway 72, Lebanon, PA. This is a few miles north of Lebanon. We have VE testing sessions at every LVSRA club meeting.

Lebanon County 2 Meter Emergency Net

This is a directed net commencing at 8:00 pm EST, operating on a frequency of 147.315 MHz with a PL of 82.5 Hz. All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to participate. This net operates in cooperation with the Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services.


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Emergency Communications


Current News and Events

If you have not seen the message from the ARRL Eastern PA Section (included below), the PA “Fone” Net is making a return. It will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 PM on 3910 KHz (LSB), beginning on November 1, 2019. As a response to the many people who have asked about holding …

Click above to download the October 2019 issue of the LVSRA Newsletter Click above to download the September 2019 issue of the LVSRA Newsletter

2019 LVSRA – ARRL Field Day

Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC (2:00pm) Saturday and running through 2059 UTC (5:59pm) Sunday. More about ARRL Field Day here:   2019 ARRL Field Day is June 22-23 The LVSRA Field Day event will be held at the Pine Pavilion in South Hills Park, Lebanon again …


Awesome video from LVSRA’s Field Day 2016. Thank you to Kris Zajac KA3D’s Son-In-Law.
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4 weeks ago

LVSRA - K3LV

With permission of the author, I am sharing this email to his senator in ref to HB37. Please read it carefully, use it as a template and change it to fit you (You are NOT the Adam's County Auxcomm officer (Unless Don wants to send it again)).

Dear Senator Mastriano,



I'm the Adams County Department of Emergency Services Auxiliary Communications Service Officer. My county position coordinates and facilitates back-up communications resources and volunteer FCC licensed operators that provide emergency communications when county Emergency Management activates our team to assist in a range of emergency responses.



There appears to be a serious gap in the draft of HB-37 recently passed by the House and sent on to the Senate. By omission, in its current form, it prohibits the operation of Amateur Radio equipment in a privately owned moving vehicles. Speaking for our team we would like to see an exemption added to specifically include use of Amateur Radio equipment in private vehicles. It is my understanding a form of this exemption had been included in the House bill then deleted prior to the House vote.



Follows are some additional points pertaining to Amateur Radio emergency communications. I appreciate your consideration in this matter.



Don Schmitt K3DCS

Auxiliary Communication Services Officer

Adams County Dept of Emergency Services



1. Amateur Radio, operating as ARES-RACES resources, has provided disaster communications to millions of citizens since the 1930s. Ham Operators have provided reliable communications out of the affected areas during Hurricane Agnes in 1972, the more recent Johnstown Flood in 1977, Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant melt down, Flight 93 Crash, Shanksville, 2001, Tropical Storm Henri, 2002, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the Quecreek Mine Disaster in 2002, Campbelltown Tornado 2004, dozens of weather and natural disasters on I-80, I-376, I-81, I-95, I-476, I-99, I-76 including the 2017 PA Turnpike Snow event where Ham Operators assisted PEMA in maintaining communications to western PA emergency services.



2. In order to perform this function, it is imperative that these trained and FCC licensed radio operators are permitted to communicate by radio while operating their vehicles.



3, Often , during an incident, cars and trucks provide the only power and antenna platforms needed for communications. These volunteers, who act as operators and repair technicians, can provide both voice and digital communications completely devoid of any commercial infrastructure such as cell phone towers or the Internet.



4. Amateur Radio has mutual aid agreements with dozens Fire Companies, PA County Departments of Emergency Services as well as PEMA, CAP, FEMA and the PA State Police, who rely on the back-up communications provided by amateur radio ARES-RACES operators.



5. For over 20 years, ARES-RACES Amateur Radio operators have contributed to the bi-annual drills of the Peach Bottom, Limerick and Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plants, plus the drills at the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia International Airports.
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4 weeks ago

LVSRA - K3LV

A reminder Winter Field Day is this weekend. Events are at the Cornwall Ranger Station people will be arriving between 0900 and 1000hrs Saturday Morning and wind up around 1300 Sunday, Please come and visit us. ... See MoreSee Less

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