If you have new items to list

E-MAIL them to George.

KAØNAN/SK 7/17/1018.

Marty has read the announcements

since Terry NØGOI started the MAGIC net.

Terry asked Marty to come up with some

announcements for the net at that time.



West Allis Radio Amateur Club Swapfest January 5th. 2019.


January 12 2019. 9 AM-1 PM.

Bertha Community Center, Bertha, MN.

Bertha Arctic Blast Ham Fest

Come join us for our 2nd ever Ham Fest.

 Admission is $5.00 and rental space for a vendor/table is $10.00.

 Doors will open at 7am for vendors and people wanting to

 sell their ham radio gear with doors opening at 9am.

We will have on site VE Amateur Radio Testing from 10am until Noon.

At Noon we will have a short speaker on Ham Radio Communications

when it comes to emergency officials and the ARMER Radio System.

We will also be serving coffee and snacks. Also we will be doing

drawings throughout the day as well. Mark your calendars!


St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club

Cabin Fever Reliever

Saturday Feb. 9 2019

Starts at 9 AM.


Midwinter Madness

March 23th, 2019 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Saturday, January 26th, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

John R Albert Center Cretin-Derham Hall High School

555 Hamline Ave. S St. Paul, MN 55116

From the intersection of Randolph Ave. and Hamline Ave. S.

 take Hamline southward for 3 blocks. The parking lot entrance is

 on the west side of Hamline Ave. opposite Watson St.

Doors open at 8:30 for equipment check in, the sale starts at 9:30.

We offer the SELLERS an option of listing equipment for the Live auction

 or a Silent auction for the smaller or less important items.

The Silent Auction will end at 11:30 after a break,

so results tabulations can be finished on time.

If you would like to donate Ham related items to be sold at the auction,

 if you would like to have items listed and advertised before the auction,

 or if you have any questions about the auction, please contact

 Dale Maroushek, at or evenings at 651-777-5309.

Limited refreshments will be available.

Volunteer Auctioneers and Helpers are welcome and needed.




Brainerd Area Hamfest April 6 2019.

.Aurora Conference Saturday, April 27, 2019.


 JUNE 1st, 2019  


West Medicine Lake Community Club

1705 Forestview Ln N

Plymouth, MN 55441

SELLERS at 7AM $10  BUYERS at 8 AM $5
Sell from your car/truck Talk-in on 146.76
Food & door Prizes An ARRL Sanctioned Event

Questions? Mike 612 7184718


The Twin City FM Club Annual Breakfast will be at Perkins 

6920 Wayzata Blvd Golden Valley Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Jay Bellows K0QB will be speaking about what's going on at the ARRL.

Steve Kremer KN0F will be providing some musical entertainment.

Tickets will be given out for a chance at some door prizes.

 The event starts at 6:30 am, but get there early to get a good seat.

All members of the local Amateur Radio community are welcome to attend, so tell all of your friends! 



Where's the next DMR Breakfast?


NLRS members and their guests informally gather for

breakfast on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM. 

 This schedule may vary depending on various contest dates, so please

check the Date and Location listed below.  

If you are in the area please feel free to stop by as all are welcome.


Dates and locations for 2018 (see address for locations below):  
  December 8 -   Golden Corral, Maplewood


Address olden Corral:  3000 White Bear Ave #4, Maplewood, MN 5f the Maplewood Mall.

Old Country Buffet:  14150 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville.  Between 35W and 35E just north of Cty Rd 42.


St. Paul Radio Club Breakfasts:3rd Saturday of each month.

At Denny's at 1664 University Ave. (between Pierce and

 Fry St.s, on south side of University Ave.)

Denny's is kitty-corner across University Ave. from the Axman.


(These are guide lines.

Please check with the VE team you are attending as to

 what they would like you to bring to thre session.)

The ARRL VEC rules states that we must charge a $15

Test Session fee to pay for testing materials, postage and handling of the tests. 

You will need to following items with you on the day of the test:

    A photo ID (driver’s license or student ID)

     Your Social Security Number (to register with the FCC)

If you are upgrading a current amateur license:

    ; The current FCC issued original amateur radio license

    A photocopy to send in.

     Any current original CSCEs for any previously passed elements

     A photocopy of those Your FCC issued FRN number

St. Paul Radio Club

10:00 am on the First Saturday of each month.

 Ramsey County Library in Maplewood, 3025 South lawn Dr., Maplewood. 

Contact  Leon Dill, W0COE,

at (651) 425-0338  or E-mail Leon at


We only test September through June. (  No exams  August).

Walk ins welcomed. A reservation is recomened.


7:00PM on the Second Wednesday of every month!

Perkins Restaurant 17387 Kenyon Avenue Lakeville MN 55044-4459

Contact: Jim Rice, NØOA 612-384-7709  E Mail Jim


Anoka County Radio Club

9:00 a.m. 2nd Saturday

of the month throughout the year. We  take walk-ins until 10:00am


Blaine City Hall is at 10801TownSquareDr,Blaine,MN,

At the corner of 109th  Street and Radisson Road in Blaine.

From Hwy 65, go east on 109th St. Continue on 109th Street

Until you cross Radisson Road.   The city hall is located behind the apartmentcomplex and Walgreen's store.


For more info, please contact Shep Shepardson N0NMZ at all him at 651-340-0567.


South East Metro Amateur Radio Club 

9AM 3rd. Saturday of each month.

Please arrive 10 minutes early.

Zion Lutheran Church 8500 Hillside Trail Cottage Grove, at 9AM


SEMARC at  651-769-0358

or email Daniel M. Franz  at


Testing Dates.

November 17
December NONE



4th Monday of the month time 6PM.

Carver County Library in

downtown Chanhassen on 78th street. 7711 Kerber Blvd. Chanhassen, MN 55317

on the corner of 78th and Kerber,

one block north of Highway 5. Across the street from Byerlys.


Dale Blomgren KD0B at 952-402-2155 OR E-MAIL Dale.

All tests are given during the evening at the Carver County


Bloomington Amateur Radio VE Team

4th. Saturday at 8:45AM,

New Bloomington Civic Plaza/ Police Dept.

1800 W old Shakopee
Road at the corner of Logan and W Old Shakopee Road. At 9:00 AM.
In the Haeg Conference Room


Call KEØOR Dan ,

at 952-888-9756.or Email:


Exams will not be conducted during July, August, November or December. 

The Sherburne County VE Team

The Sherburne VE team will take appointments for folks

testing for the first time or for upgrades.


Contact:  John Smolenski, N0YR, 763-263-8741  or

Boaz Erickson, N0RD, 763-263-5644 for arranging date

and location




Minnesota Traffic Nets





3.860 MHz

12:00 PM


MN Phone Net-Noon

3.860 MHz

5:30 PM


MN Section Net

3.568 MHz

6:30 PM


MN Section Net

3.568 MHz

9:50 PM


MN Section Net II

3.925 MHz

9:00-11:00 AM



3.925 MHz

3:00-5:00 PM


PICO Net (Winter)

This is a list of our ARRL traffic nets in Minnesota. We welcome your participation!


Richfield CERT Communications Team Sunday Afternoon Net

This net is held on the 145.390- repeater every second Sunday

of the month at 1;00 PM. It is typically run from the City of Richfield’s

 Mobile Operations Center by a member, or members, of the

 Richfield CERT Communications Team. It is designed as a training

and familiarization drill for passing message traffic.

 All our welcome to check-in with or without traffic to pass.


South Washington Co ARES net first Sunday and the 15th. Of the month

at 7PM on 146.985 This repeater is in Inver Grove Heights

and may not be accessible to all.


7 PM MARA Swap Net 146.85

7:30 PM Le Sueur area Ares net Sunday night at
on the 146.61 repeater using the 136.5 PL tone

8PM. Hiawatha ARC Net on 147.30 Begins w/short Goodhue County ARES net

Carver County ARES net weekly at 8:30pm local time on the 147.165 repeater with a 107.2 pl tone.

The Northern Lights Radio Society has 4 nets on Sunday evening.

 Day & Time



 Net Control

Point Towards

 Sunday 8:30 PM

All Year Long 

50.175 MHz 



Sunday 9:00 PM 

All Year Long 

144.260 MHz 



 Wednesday 8:00 PM

 All Year Long

144.240 MHz



 Monday 8:00 PM

 All Year Long

 432.105 MHz



There is also an informal chat net Saturday evenings at 9PM on 144.250.
Just to the east of us in Wisconsin, the Badger Contesters also meet weekly:

Day & Time




Wednesday, 7:00 PM local

All year long

144.250 MHz


9 PM ATV fast scan users Net on 145.29. Tone of 114.8

 Amateur Radio Association of Bloomington

Net meets every Sunday at 9:00 PM

147.09/.69 MHz - 100.0 PL Tone


Handiham  Net. Monday thru Saturday at 11:00AM CST.
Echo Link enabled. 145.450.

Monday at 7:30 Fusion Radio net on the 444.525 PL 114.8

 With an analog simulcast using the 444.075 DCS 023.

8PM East Central Minnesota Radio Club. Net 145.330- PL 146.2

7 PM T.C.R.C net on 147.21 Also take part in the "eyeball qso"
 during the net at Caribou Coffee shop in Apple Valley.

7 PM Minnetonka RC on 145.45

8:30 PM 3M Radio Club net on 147.12

The DMR Net is each Wednesday at 7;00 PM.

It is held on the MN State Zone.

 If you can not join use send an  email to:

7:00 PM SEMARC 10 Meter CW net. on 28.110.

7:00 PM Anoka County Radio Club 2-Meter Net

Every Wednesday night on the 146.670 repeater, 

 - 0.6 offset,  required PL tone of 114.8
Clay, W0LED, primary net control.

7:00 PM Courage Center Handiham Net 145.45.

8:00 PM SEMARC VHF Activity net on 146.985 pl 100.0

8 PM SPRC Friendly net on 28.310 Pre-net at 7:45

ST.PAUL RADIO CLUB 2 Meter Net , Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.
 On the SPRC repeater, 145.310 MHz, no PL tone


The Minn. ARES Dist in on the 1st Thursday of  each month at 12:30 PM on 146.700(127.3 tone)

This repeater is in downtown Mpls and should be accessible to most everyone. Possibly even the St Cloud area.


The MINN. ARES net. is on the  3rd Thursday of each month 8 PM on 444.775(114.8)

This repeater is located in the area of North Memorial Med Cntr.


Thursday evening Tech Talk Net

at 7:00 pm on the 146.850 WD0HWT Repeater

. The net manager is John KD0CAC.


Richfield Amateur Radio Club Thursday Evening Net

This net is held on the 145.390- repeater every Thursday

 at 8:00PM. All our welcome to check-in with or without traffic to pass.



Handiham club CW net Friday at 4PM on 7112

Operation will be on the W0ZSW remote base.

Operator & net control: Dave Allen

CW speed 15 WPM


8:00 AM QCWA Net 3.908.

9:10 AM QCWA 145.450 NØBVE Repeater.

9:30 AM 146.76 Tone of 114.8 Saturday Swap Shop net.

7 PM Magic net on 145.17 Tone 100.0. Repeater

7 PM. Saturday Ham Talk Net on 145.45 N0BVE repeater with Newsline.

 Other HF nets
3.860 Minn. State Phone Net Noon & 5:30 PM daily

3.710 Minn. Slow Speed CW Net 6:00 PM daily

3.568 Minn. State CW Traffic Net 6:30 pm and 9:50 pm daily

3.925 MN PICO Net continuous from 9 AM to 11:00 AM Mon.-Sat. and 3PM to 5PM Monday-Friday.
On The Air Activities will be listed on the Friendly Net and the Magic Net,