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 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 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. Get involved! Hone your HF skills!


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] 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 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.

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:

  • 20-Apr-17
  • 15-Jun-17
  • 17-Aug-17
  • 19-Oct-17
  • 21-Dec-17

Ham Radio Class

This is a preparation and testing course for the FCC Amateur Radio Technician License. Come with an open mind, a pen and paper and earn your license. It is per the following schedule:

  • 18-Feb-17, 0800-1600EST, Day 1 of course
  • 19-Feb-17, 0800-1200EST, Day 2 of course
  • 19-Feb-17, 1200-1500EST, License Exams
  • 25-26 Feb-17, raindate in case of inclement weather

There may be a $15.00 FCC License Fee (determined by the testing team, independent of the instructor). We discourage the use of smart phones in the class, except for emergencies (please set them on vibrate), but we do encourage the use of a simple calculator. Class and exams are at the York Township Building, 190 Oak Road, Dallastown, PA 17313. Contact Ralph Brandt (K3HQI) at 885-3O63 or e-mail him. Pre-registration helps planning. Payment is at the time of exam. Please give a phone number where you can be reached in case of bad weather. Upon passing the test an FCC license is issued within a week. Please bring a government ID for the testing. If you do not have one, contact Ralph for alternatives.

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.