Welcome to the Red Rose Repeater Association website. We are an active Amateur 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.


10m Nets

The club conducts weekly HF nets on the 10m band. These are nets to expand the skillset in HF SSB area for all amateurs, including Technician Class licensees. The 10m nets are Tuesdays at 2000EDT at 28.435MHz (new frequency). Every week is a different net controller (see the calendar above and click on the week of interest to see who is net control). The band has been opening up lately, so get involved! Hone your HF skills! NOTE: If there is existing traffic less than five minutes prior to the net start, the net will move to 28.445MHz.

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.

Public Service Event, Keystone Trails Association Trail Challenge

On 08-Sep-18, the Keystone Trails Association (KTA) Trail Challenge happens again! This is an annual event for adventurous trail runners and hikers on the wild river hills of the lower Susquehanna Gorge. This daunting trail combines the Conestoga Trail, State Park trails, and the Mason-Dixon Trail System, alternates breathtaking vistas with steep descents into dark, scenic hollows followed by strenuous climbs to the next vista.

Amateur Radio Volunteers are encouraged to participate in operating at various locations on the course. While there are amateur radio operators assigned to the posts, this is also an opportunity for those inexperienced at public events to also participate. The next generation of volunteers learns by being a part and using their already known skills. If you are interested in supporting this with your Amateur Radio skills:

Public Service Event, New York City Marathon

On 04-Nov-2018, New York Road Runners will sponsor their annual New York City Marathon. The Marathon has grown from a Central Park race with 55 finishers to the world's biggest and most popular marathon, with more than 50,000 finishers last year.
If you are interested in volunteering, it is a two stage process:

VE Testing

Red Rose Repeater Association is sponsoring a Laurel VEC associated VE team to offer ham radio tests at no cost to the examinee. Testing is held at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on Orange 1100 East Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602, in room 46 on the 3rd Saturday of the odd numbered months. Registration starts at 11:30am with testing beginning promptly at noon. Pre-registrations preferred, but walk-ins will be accepted. E-mail Jason (W3PC) for pre-registration and questions. Note: A FRN (FCC Registration Number) is required for testing, show up early if assistance is needed in obtaining a FRN. A government issued photo ID is also required for testing. Entrance to testing facility on corner of Clark ST and Parkside AVE. Room 46 right inside door to the right. Parking available on street or in lot behind building across Parkside Avenue. Planned dates are:

  • 15-Sep-18
  • 17-Nov-18
  • 19-Jan-19

Technician Class and Testing

Ralph Brandt is offering a Technician License Class and follow-up test session. This is 04..05-Aug-18 (0830 – 1600 Saturday, then 0830 to 1230 Sunday), followed by testing for the FCC license.

Porter Township Office of Emergency Management
309 West Wiconisco Street
Muir, PA 17957

This is in Schuylkill County, just off route 209, east of Tower City. There is no cost for the class.



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 W3PC
Don Pickel W3LHT
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.

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