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Lakeshore Repeater Association KR9RK

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2019 DIRECTOR EMERITUS Award goes to Gene Haney - WB9ZKY at the LRA Christmas Party 2019!


 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!

LRA Ham Friendly Breakfast in Kenosha! Gateway Cafe Saturday December, 14th 8am


 Join us in KENOSHA for a GREAT Ham Friendly Breakfast! 

Saturday, December 14th at 8am!
Come one, come ALL... IL, WI all are Welcome to join us from near and far!
HT's are always Welcome and Highly recommended at the breakfast table.
8am at the Gateway Cafe
Address: 3619 30th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53144 (right across from the Gateway college campus)
Its a Pancake house family restaurant and they offer wide variety of breakfast food favorites and full menu choices.
Gateway Cafe features the Best Gyro meat right off the spit! It is a Excellent choice! 

Santa Claus Tracker Net for Kids! WI State Talk Group 3155 Hosted on the KR9RK DMR Repeater


Santa Claus Tracker Net! December 24th Christmas Eve on WI State Talk Group 3155 7-9:30 pm

Santa Claus net for kids! On DMR WI State Talk Group 3155. Your help is needed to keep Santa safe and on time for his Christmas package deliveries all over the world! Please have your kids listen in and maybe they will even get to speak with the Big man himself before they go to bed! Participation and check-ins from all over the USA are Welcome ! Hosted on the KR9RK DMR 440.00625 + UHF repeater Color code 9. WI State Wide Talkgroup 3155 on Slot 1.

Lakeshore's Repeater Main Site Upgrades. Voting receiver sites now provides expanded coverage!


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 was also installed for improved RACES and ARES net activation's on the 2m repeater.  3 x RF Voting Receivers 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!

Lakeshore Repeaters. Your support helps us keep communications up even when disasters strike !


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!  

About Us


Lakeshore Repeater KR9RK Main Site Racine Wisconsin

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.

2m 147.270 + .6 and 70cm 442.000 + 5 Mhz both with a PL tone of 127.3 Hz. 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.


Racine, Kenosha, Sturtevant and Union Grove digital voting receiver sites improves our portable coverage.

Downtown Kenosha voting receiver site for both 70cm DMR and 2m analog repeaters.


Ham Friendly Social Breakfasts every Saturday Morning!

See our calendar to join us for our weekly Ham Breakfast scheduled Bi-Weekly in Racine and Kenosha.  Every Saturday Morning at 8am!

Lakeshore Document Downloads

Lakeshore Repeater Association Articles of Inc, and New Membership Application (fillable PDF). More meeting information (here) .


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Lakeshore Board Of Directors and Appointed Committees

Lakeshore Repeater Association Inc.

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P.O. Box 327, Franksville, WI 53126, US