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 Park City Diner (884 Plaza Boulevard). Everyone is welcome! Make your reservations during our 2m net!
2m band: 147.015MHz (+), PL 118.8Hz  70cm band: 449.575MHz (-) PL 114.8Hz Click here for a map view of the meeting site.


Field Day 2017

This year's ARRL Field Day is fast approaching. The Red Rose Repeater Association will be participating again at the Discover Lancaster Tourism Resource Center. This has been a traditional location over the years, in that it is easily accessible from the Lancaster bypass and it is also an integral part of Lancaster County activities. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS.

One of Ours is Moving!

One of our members, N2DYK, is moving out west. He would like to report his new home address and telephone number for us to remain in contact with him:

2040 Schaeffer Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
tel: 7O7-829-2O9O

If you call the number and leave a message, please preface your message with 'HAM' to ensure the message goes through.

Join us for our 10m Nets

The club conducts weekly HF nets on 10m. These are nets intended to expand the skillset into the HF SSB area for all amateurs, including licensees of the Technician Class. The 10m net meetings are on Tuesdays at 2000EDT at the frequency 28.400MHz. The band has been opening up lately, so 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 at [2030EST/EDT] and will be on the N3FYI (145.31MHz) repeater. Times may change according to participation, as there is another net meeting (SPARC) at [2100EST/EDT].
  • Voice/Digital - Third Tuesday of every month also at [2030EST/EDT] and will be on the N3FYI (145.31MHz) repeater. Times may change according to participation, as there is another net meeting (SPARC) at [2100EST/EDT]. Check back here for details (including digital mode) as the time approaches.

ARES/ACS Event

The TCS New York City Marathon is approaching! This annual pinnacle of marathon races has quickly become a standard for public events, with 55,000+ runners in attendance. As you can imagine, this large event, spanning many miles of the Big Apple, needs plenty of Amateur Radio Support. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail message to KC2GPV (Deborah) and make yourself known. KC2GPV is the Communications Director for the NYC Marathon and is looking for amateurs to fill some strategic positions in the early miles of the event. How would you like to be part? It's an event that they will never forget. There is a time restraint for registering (30-Jun), so please be in touch with Deb ASAP.

Sharing our Success Fundraiser

The club participates in a quarterly fundraiser in conjunction with two local diners. Both the Knight and Day Diner and the Park City Diner participate in a 'giving back' program with Red Rose Repeater Association. Download and print this document (click here) and use the coupon (you can cut it out) every time you eat at either diner. 10% of the meal purchase will then be donated to Red Rose Repeater Association to provide for needed equipment and expenses. The coupon is reusable and allows the success of both diners and Red Rose to continue.

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:

  • 17-Aug-17
  • 19-Oct-17
  • 21-Dec-17

Band Charts Updated!

Remember those color charts handed out at hamfests, showing the amateur band allocations? The ARRL has revised and updated those charts and they are now available for download. You can download the PDF documents, available in color or grayscale presentations, for printing. The revised allocations charts reflect the new 630m and 2,200m bands. However, it is important to note these bands are not yet available for Amateur Radio use. The effective date granting these allocations is to be determined. These charts will be available for purchase in 11x17 and 8.5x11 formats (in packs of 50) from the ARRL Store. Also, both include the ARRL Worked All States (WAS) map on the reverse.



President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Trustee 1st yr Board Members 2nd yr Board Members
Allen Showalter AB3NE Leon Hess AA3LH Karen Lesmeister K3LPA Jean Hess KC3HQZ Mark Vreeland KB3NCJ Dan Boone KB3ZMB
Jason Benedick N1CYB
Harry DeVerter N3KYR
John Lesmeister W3LPA

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), Lancaster Regional Hospital and near Safe Harbor (west), providing a large footprint for the 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.