Lakes Area "Free Fest 2020" !!! Lyons, WI (Near Lake Geneva, Burlington) July 11th, 2020!
The Oak Creek hamfest was cancelled. This one has been scheduled in its place!
Its FREE FEST 2020! Hosted by:
Lakes Area Amateur Radio Club - W9ELK
Saturday July 11th, 2020.
Freefest 2020Saturday July 11, 20207:00 am - 10:30 am
Lyons Town Hall6339 Hospital Rd.Lyons, WI 53148
GPS: 42.6542, -88.3701
East parking lot
Talk-in on W9ELK 146.865 -127.3
LRA Q3 Quarterly Meeting
On Tuesday July 28th, 2020 at 7pm, The LRA General Membership meeting is scheduled at the Sturtevant Police Dept.
Covid-19 restrictions are still in place for group meetings at a Maximum size of 10 people. We will have online Zoom video conferencing available if you cannot attend in person. For Non-Members, please submit a request if you would like to be a guest via Online Zoom video conference. All current members will receive an invitation automatically via email.
Lakeshore Repeater Public Service Net on the 147.270 2m Repeater!
Every Wednesday! Check in at 7:30 pm!
Changes to the Skywarn training Severe Weather Practice Nets will now follow the Wednesday evening Public service net at 7:30pm.
After the Wednesday Night Public Service net on 27, join in the discussion with the "Nights of the Round Table" on the LRA 442 analog repeater.
Also Everyday In the Morning join in the with the LRA 442 analog repeater"The Morning Show " net with the "Babble Heads" starts at 4 am to when its over usually by 8am. Yes You! can be a "Babble Head" too!
Everyday at 5pm is" Happy Hour" Happy Thoughts Only! Net on the LRA 442 analog repeater. A net for social comfort and creative fun! Thanks to Fred - K9SO for starting such a successful net during these times! A record number of checkin's was made this past Friday..keep checking in again to try and break the current record!
No Hamfests? No problem! Join us every Saturday morning at 8 am to buy, sell or trade your Ham radio gear! The Lakeshore KR9RK DMR repeater will host a Every Saturday Morning Amatuer Radio Swapnet at least until Hamfests become available or safe for all of us to attend during these challenging times. All you have to do is wake up on Saturday morning, get your DMR radio turned on to WI State Wide Talk Group 3155 "Wisconsin 1" slot 1 on the KR9RK repeater and almost every ChicagoLand repeater in WI State is full time on slot 1. If you cant access a repeater which is recommended, you can use your MMDVM driven hotspot device to access Bandmeister WI State Talk Group 3155. EVERYONE is welcome to check-in! You don't have to be in Wisconsin. Its for everyone in our Midwest Area and travelers to our region. Its gonna help us do what Hams do best! Trading of our best Junque! :)
New for this Sprng! SKYWARN Practice Nets now scheduled on the Lakeshore 2m repeater - 147.270 + .6Khz with a 127.3 PL .
Weekly this Spring on Wednesday's. Check in at 7:30 pm!
All Hams are welcome to check into the practice nets as a guest. However, to participate in a real active SKYWARN weather net, you will need to sign up with LRA and complete the online spotter training course. Please click on the "Find Out More" Button below to sign up today!
The main site was upgraded with a RF Voting System for 147.270 Mhz Repeater and a new CAT-800 3-port linking repeater controller with voice services. A WX-250 National weather alert system donated by Robin Mather - WB9COW was also installed for improved RACES and ARES net activation's on the 2m repeater. 3 x RF Voting Receive are now in service for Racine, Kenosha and Union Grove Areas on the 147.270 KR9RK repeater. These additional 2m receivers allow lower power portables to be used in those areas. The Downtown Kenosha receiver provides more coverage to North Eastern Illinois. Union Grove enhances portable coverage for West Racine, Kenosha and Walworth county areas. More receivers are in the plans for even more coverage into Oak Creek, Milwaukee areas as well as Gurnee, and Libertyville areas of Illinois. These new additional 2m sites are planned for 2020. Special Thanks to Steve Miller - KB9LTE (pictured), Cole Weiss - N9CGW and Arron Broderick - WL7CTA for a job well on the main site upgrade installation performed on October 20th, 2019 ! See members page for more!
With sincere appreciation of GENE HANEY WB9ZKY the LAKESHORE REPEATER ASSOCIATION honors you as 2019 DIRECTOR EMERITUS !
Gene was given this honored award at the LRA Christmas Party on December 8th, 2019. Congratulations to Gene as President Mike Waschbisch (Left) and Vice President Sean Marschke (Right) handed the Director Emeritus award to Gene Haney WB9ZKY (middle) who has been a ham radio operator since 1976 and a long time charter member of the Association. The party was enjoyed by all members attending along with family and friends of the Association, A gift exchange, door prizes, dinner, holiday music, LRA logo cake for desert and custom made decorations by Kristin Wasley - KD9NSL put a very special touch of Christmas spirit in the air for the party that evening! See members access page for more!
Main Site repeaters online. State of the Art continuous Ham Duty Motorola SLR series repeaters have cutting edge technology DMR digital and analog modes for reliable 24/7/365 use with automated battery backup charging system with full online diagnostics. Analog and DMR Digital receiver site voting sites are under construction and we need your continued support! Your donation to Lakeshore helps maintain its repeater sites, keeping them on the air with readiness to volunteer and serve in SE Wisconsin communities for a reliable emergency communications backbone when disasters strike!
Lakeshore Repeater Association has been organized since 1975. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation dedicated to providing local area Hams in SE WI and NE IL with excellent repeater coverage on both analog and digital DMR modes. Pictured is our dual band transmitter antenna standoff at 380 feet for 2m and 70cm analog/DMR digital repeaters. 3 Repeaters are maintained at our main site in Racine with a receiving antenna topping the tower at 465 feet. 2 analog and 1 DMR digital.
Our analog repeaters are 2m 147.270 + .6 PL 127.3 and our 70cm is 442.000 + 5 Mhz PL 79.7. Our DMR digital dual voice capacity time slot repeater is connected to the ChicagoLand C-bridge Network with Ham radio contacts and talk groups to be accessed and heard from all over the world! This repeater has 5 plus digital voted receiver sites for optimal portable coverage on 440.00625 + 5 using Color Code 9. Our primary talk group is WI State 3155 on time slot one. Active full time. See our DMR Sites page for more details on DMR.
Downtown Kenosha voting receiver site for both 70cm DMR and 2m analog repeaters.
Lakeshore Repeater Association Articles of Inc, and New Membership Application (fillable PDF). More meeting information (here) .
& appointed members of the Board
Appointed Committee Chairs
Lakeshore Repeater Association Inc.
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