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Special Events

Upcoming Events

Also see this page for reports on Breakfasts, Parties and Get Togethers.

Swap meets

(email details to KG7KA of any you want posted)

Las Vegas has a swap meet on the first Friday each month. Details here

Past Events

June 23 & 24, 2018

Field Day Details Here For info on your local area, check this map or just Google your location.
Here is a PDF of the ARRL release with details

Here is a litle history of Field Day

Las Vegas & surrounding locations

In the Las Vegas area, the Clark County Nevada Amateur Radio Emergency Service/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (ARES/RACES) will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at the Red Rock Search and Rescue location at 340 Villa Monterey Drive, Las Vegas. Details Here

 April 7-12, 2018 NAB show Las Vegas.
For more information check the web site.

April 18, 2018 was a special event worldwide
World Amateur Radio Day- details here
More info on the web World Amateur Radio Day

April 29, 2018 General Motors Amateur Radio Club 1st Annual Swap & Shop
In Madison Heights, Michigan (thanks to Roy W8MRW)
Click on the thumbnails below to downlaod the full size flyers.

March 19, 2018
Had a special event for Clark County Hams only this one evening.
Here is the announcement from Cathy N7HVN:

For those in the Las Vegas Area:  
All Clark County Hams are invited to check-in to the ARES net Monday, March 19 for a Las Vegas “maximum participation” event.   
Spread the word as you feel appropriate.  Visitors are called at the end of the net. 7:30-8:00pm    
Radio UHF 447.325 (-) 100.0  VHF 147.18 (+) D244 (yes this is a PL tone)     
Echolink *CCNVARES*     
IRLP Western Reflector Ch 3 (9253).   7:00-7:30pm (separate check-in)       
DMR- Nevada TG 3132: CC15, TS2

Mar 17/18, 2018
The 34th Baker to Vegas Race is over. Here are the results

#1 04:37:29 1 LAPD DEPARTMENT TEAM 12 hours:37 minutes:29 seconds
#2 04:59:10 3 BELIZE NATIONAL POLICE 12:59:10
#3 05:10:26 2 LASD COUNTY WIDE 13:10:26

This is a foot race from Baker CA to Las Vegas, NV by teams from all areas of law enforcement. Ham radio operators are used to assist in communications throughout the race. Each leg of the race is 5 to 10 miles long. See KG7KA on QRZ for info on the 2017 race.

Volunteers will be needed for next years event. You do not need to live in the area. Hams are there from all over the country.
ust go to the web site and sign up.
For details on volunteering go to http://www.radiobaker2vegas.org/
For info on the race itself go to http://bakervegas.net/
Here is a little history of the event
The number of teams has grown 14 fold from the first 19 teams in 1985.
The number of teams is now limited to 270.
Categories have grown to include Probation Officers, District Attorneys, US Attorneys and full time civilian police personnel.
There is a lot more on the web site.
Lastly you can Google "Baker to Vegas" and find tons of links to sites and videos about the race.
There are Youtube videos taken by drones.

2 of our WRN hams participated this year.
Special thanks go to Loren KG7KA at stage 10 and Mark N7UPP at stage 19

Saturday, March 10, 2018
1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern the American legion had a special event to mark 99 years of service to the nation and its veterans.
Here is the PDF with all the details sent out by email to WH6DWF
Here is a list of the monthly net for the American Legion
These links take you to the AL sites directly:

FEB 9,10,11 Hamcation 2018

We looked forward to seeing everyone at HamCation 2018! at Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park
Details here includes details about 2019

Feb 3, 2018 N7HVN and WH6DWF hosted a SAR event getting the Girl Scouts involved. The Sisterhood of Amateur Radio (SOAR), in conjunction with the Girl Scout Council (GS) of Southern Nevada hosted a “Radio and Wireless Tech Field Day” in Las Vegas. Over 60 girls and their adult chaperones participated in the event held at the GS Council Facility during a 5-hour period on various ham radio methods. Read the story HERE. You can see the badge the girls earned.

Jan 25/26, 2018 Winter Field Day is all over for 2018 but 2019 is just around the corner.
Information is on the web at https://www.winterfieldday.com/
For more info go to Facebook Here

HEDY LAMARR DAY is on NOV 9 every year. Here's some details about the couple of years.
For 2 years this special event has been held on the *WORLD* Conference server, ECHOLINK NODE #479886/IRLP 9251.
We celebrated her accomplishments and of course her 102nd and 103rd Birthday.
We celebrated her technological advancements in ham radio and
of course her silver screen roles in many movies she did throughout her career.
If you missed it, we will do it again next year.
Without her inventions, we would not have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth or gps.
We had the DODROPIN, STARLINK, WORLD, UK HUB, FRIENDS conferences and more.

Now we have had two successful years.
In 2017 we had 104 checkins with 40 qsl card requests & 3 international stations.

Here is the 2016 card and the 2017 card

Thanks to John W2JLD for providing the cards.
Thanks to Todd WH6DWF for coming up with the event.
We want this to be a regular annual event.




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