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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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1 week ago

LVSRA - K3LV

While we are still in lock down, the clock doesn't stop ticking. Field day and Memorial Day are both fast approaching. We need to proceed on the assumption that both events are still active. If we plan we can always cancel, if we don't plan it won't happen.

We need 5 Operators in support of the Lebanon City Memorial Day parade, and Dan (KA3D) needs help planning the Field Day event. Club President Ken Bechtel (KB3WIB) has coordinated a joint effort with Dan Boone from Red Rose, and Three local search and rescue teams (Middle Creek Search and Rescue, Pennsylvania Canine Search and Rescue - Pacsar and PaWSAR) to do a "Communications in Search and Rescue" display and possible demonstrations at both Field Day Sites.

If you can help Dan, or want to help with the parade, please contact president @ lvsra.org and don't forget our forums on the lvsra.org website.
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1 week ago

LVSRA - K3LV

Lebanon County has been placed on the stay at home order. This is expected to last at least to the end of April. To that end I anticipate our next monthly meeting will also be on air. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

LVSRA - K3LV

Email has been sent to club membership. If you have not received it please contact a club officer:

Dear Club Members,

After much discussion and evaluation we were intending to cancel the club meeting for the month of March. This decision was based on the uncertainty of the situation and concern for our members. That decision was taken out of our hands by Governor Wolfe, since restaurants are take out and deliver only, and discouraging groups larger than 10 people. Our VE team already notified the ARRL they will not be testing this month. While the threat of infection remains small in our local area, there's no need for us to tempt fate. For those interested, please join an informal on air "net" meeting in the round table format at the regular breakfast time.

While this is not a decision we entered into lightly, we certainly hope the situation will stabilize and be able to have the April meeting as scheduled. While this situation is developing, please review your radio equipment and go-kits, while we may be asked to be social distancing, we can also still exercise our hobby in support of our community to spread news and information in a reasonably safe manner. If you have any questions, concerns or comments please feel free to reach out to me via email, cell phone, or on the 315 repeater

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Kenneth L. Bechtel, II
KB3WIB, LVSRA Club President
Phone:
email – president @lvsra.org
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4 weeks ago

LVSRA - K3LV

The club just recived news about the Spring Skywarn classes:

"Good morning all,



Due to ongoing public health concerns related to COVID-19, all in-person NWS State College SKYWARN spotter talks will be CANCELLED this spring. We appreciate your work in helping us advertise the talks, but want to heed advice from public health officials and minimize risk.



We will be scheduling several online talks by the end of the week and will provide more information as it becomes available. These online talks will still count toward your county's StormReady renewal requirement. I will send another email later this week once we finalize dates and details for those talks.



Thanks for your cooperation and we look forward to resuming these talks in the fall. All the best to you and yours as you navigate these tense times.



If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!



John

National Weather Service

John R. Banghoff | Meteorologist"
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4 weeks ago

LVSRA - K3LV

Corona Virus Situation. The club leadership received an email from ARRL, Eastern PA recommending suspending all face to face Meetings until May., Central PA Counter Terrorism Task Force (SCTF) is doing the same and has canceled meeting and conference. Understand thee is no reported infections in Central PA, and 80% of those who do get it show little to no symptoms. There are some who think people are over-blowing the threat.

With all that said, Next Saturday is scheduled to be our monthly meeting, the leadership is looking for your input, do we hold our meeting or not? Please let us know Secretary @ or President@ LVSRA.org.

ARRL Email Follows:
After careful consideration and discussion with some of the EPA Staff about the Coronavirus Pandemic, I have decided to recommend that all East Pennsylvania clubs suspend operation until May 1st.

I recommend the clubs holding Hamfest give serious consideration to canceling. Other states are canceling Hamfests. This bothers me the most. I enjoy meeting everyone at Hamfests, but for the immediate future, I will not be attending and hosting the ARRL table.

Later in April I will meet with the entire EPA Staff via video conference to decide what might be necessary at that time. If the situation warrants, I will meet with the staff sooner.

I will be canceling all my visits for March and April. I am very sorry this move is necessary, but I think we need to error on the side of caution.

Many of our members are in the age bracket that has been identified as at serious risk. Even those of us in good health face a threat.

We have never faced as serious a problem as this. Many counties are closing schools, meeting rooms and limiting access to public area. Many churches are canceling Lenten Services. County EOC’s are going on lockdown with only necessary personnel permitted in the buildings.

You already know the actions President Trump is taking.

I’m asking that clubs gather on repeaters and talk. At this time no communications support has been requested anywhere in East Pennsylvania.
Please remain ready. If it becomes necessary, we will activate specific areas through ARES. If you are an ARES member make sure your contact information is up to date.

If any clubs would like to meet at their homes via video link, contact me and I’ll set it up. I can supply a link that you can give to your members and everyone can check in from their home computers.

Use this as an excuse to get on the air. Get that 2M/70CM gear working and talk with each other. Check into one of our nets. Don’t forget we’re busy with traffic handling every evening on our section HF nets.

This situation is temporary. It’s not the End of The World and things will return to normal as soon as possible.
As I jokingly told W.T. (WN3LIF), our Section Emergency Coordinator, I didn’t take this seriously until the NHL canceled hockey.

For now, stay safe, be healthy and follow the CDC guidelines.

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ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section
Section Manager: George W Miller, W3GWM
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