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Hams, Bring Your Handhelds to Vegas

Use the repeater at the LVH next door to the convention center

You already know about the annual ham reception that NAB holds on Wednesday evening; but there’s more going on for amateur radio operators.

According to ARRL’s website, “Members of the Las Vegas Radio Amateurs Club will staff the ARRL booth at NAB, providing attendees with information about Amateur Radio. The booth also serves as a meeting place for radio amateurs attending the convention where they can talk with local leaders, as well as ARRL Pacific Division Director Bob Vallio, W6RGG.”

ARRL will be in booth L1 in the convention center lobby (maybe NAB Science & Technology Vice President John Marino, KR1O, helped them get a prime spot!).

Further, LVRAC President Jerry Sobel, K0MBB, encouraged radio amateurs to bring a transceiver and use the 146.940 MHz repeater in the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino next door to the convention center, according to ARRL. “Several people at the booth usually monitor this machine for ‘talk-in,’ providing directions to exhibits and general information.”

The local club also will host a special meeting and program on April 9 in the area; it invited NAB hams to visit (RSVP at the ARRL booth).

And of course the NAB Show also features the popular Amateur Radio Operators Reception (and its legendary stacks and stacks of door prizes) on Wednesday evening in the LVH Hotel after exhibit hours close.