2021 PA QSO Party Bonus Station
The 2021 Bonus Station operation is the Red Rose Repeater Association, in Lancaster, PA. The operation will be located in Lancaster County using the callsign of W3RRR, and is in celebration of the 35th anniversary of their hamfest.
In 1986, the Red Rose Repeater Association decided to organize an event they first called The Tailgate Fest. Amateurs could drive to the local park, claim a parking spot, and sell various items they no longer had a use for. It was common for newer hams to gather needed equipment at a reasonable price and receive guidance from the seller and other Elmers who were on site. The event has grown yearly and the Red Rose Repeater Association is proud of each new licensee and upgrade to come out of the Hamfest testing sessions. Additionally, presentations are given on various topics of interest such as traffic handling and emergency communications.