Welcome to the Red Rose Repeater Association website. We are a Ham Radio Club including licensed amateurs, non-licensed contributors, spouses and friends, all located in scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

- Enjoy our Repeaters!
P.O. Box 8316
Lancaster, PA 17604-8316

Click here for a map view of the breakfast site.
Join us for breakfast on the third Saturday of every month, at 9:00am at the Bob Evans (3000 Hempland Road). Everyone is welcome! Make your reservations by contacting Ken at 7l7-872-1451.
2m band: 147.015MHz (+), PL 118.8Hz  70cm band: 449.575MHz (-) PL 114.8Hz Click here for a map view of the meeting site.


Join us for our 10m Net!

The club conducts weekly VHF nets Wednesday nights at 2100EDT, a well-known fact. We're also adding another net, this time on HF at 10m. This is a net intended to expand the skillset into the HF SSB area for all amateurs, including licensees of the Technician Class. We have already conducted one, albeit a pilot net meeting, and it went very well. The next net meeting will be conducted on Tuesday, 6-Sep at 2000EDT at the frequency 28.400MHz. Get involved! Hone your HF skills!

ARES Nets

The Lancaster County ARES conduct regular net meetings, two per month--> voice only and voice/digital:

  • Voice Only - First Tuesday of every month, beginning 3-Nov, at [2030EST] and will be on the N3FYI (145.31MHz) repeater. Times may change according to participation, as there is another net meeting (SPARC) at [2100EST].
  • Voice/Digital - Third Tuesday of every month, beginning 17-Nov, also at [2030EST] and will be on the N3FYI (145.31MHz) repeater. Times may change according to participation, as there is another net meeting (SPARC) at [2100EST]. Check back here for details (including digital mode) as the time approaches.

VE Testing

The dates below are offered for those who desire to be tested for obtaining or upgrading their Amateur Operator's license. Testing is offered at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, starting at 7:00pm on the dates below:

  • 20-Oct-16
  • 15-Dec-16

W3RRR Hamfest

We hold an annual HAMFEST each first Saturday in October (1-Oct this year) at the Brownstown Community Park in Talmadge, PA (outskirts of Brownstown, PA). The talk-in is on 147.015(+)MHz, PL 118.8Hz. The Hamfest opens to vendors at 6:00am for them to set up and is open to the public at 7:00am.

  • Public $5.00
  • Tailgaters $7.00
  • Indoor Table Sales $10.00 (buy two get two free)
  • Children under 12 are free

Contact: Allen Showalter by e-mail or call at 397-3429.CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER.

Please check back here for more details closer to the date!


President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Trustee 1st yr Board Members 2nd yr Board Members
Ken Wiggins N2DYK John Lesmeister W3LPA Karen Lesmeister K3LPA Paul Hilton N3BCZ Mark Vreeland KB3NCJ Allen Showalter AB3NE
Leon Hess KC3DMV
Harry DeVerter N3KYR
Dan Boone KB3ZMB
The W3RRR Association operates the following assets in service to our immediate community:
  • Transmitters - Our VHF and UHF transmitters are located atop the Lancaster General Hospital in the City of Lancaster
  • Receivers - Our VHF receivers are located at Welsh Mountain (east), New Danville and near Safe Harbor (west), providing impressive coverage of the entire county plus into neighboring counties
  • Echo Link - For those traveling outside the immediate area of Lancaster County, our Echolink server keeps them in touch.
Red Rose Repeater Association also maintains a page on facebook. It is offered for active participation (moderated) pertinent to club members and family for the support of this club.

This page maintained by Dan Boone. If you have comments or questions regarding this site, feel free to send a message.