If you have new items to list

E-MAIL them to George.

KAØNAN/SK 7/17/2018.

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.




Midwinter Madness 2020- Cancelled

Riverland Amateur Radio Club

The swapfest scheduled for August 8th has been cancelled.


Brainerd Tailgate Hamfest

AUGUST  22 2020

Location: 2000 13th St SE
Brainerd, MN 56401
Website: http://brainerdham.org
 Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club
Talk-In: 147.225
Public Contact: Lyle Amundson , K0LFV
12972 Morningside Drive Merrifield, MN 56465
Phone: 218-330-5110

Northern Plains Regional Radio Council Hamfest.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020 AT 9 AM – 1 PM




8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8047 27th St. N. Lake Elmo,MN 55042

No entrance fee for seller or buyer.

No restrictions regarding face coverings or distancing (unless YOU choose to)

For further information contact Scot at WB0WOT@ARRL.NET



SMARTSFEST 2020 Saturday Sept. 19th.

Arrowhead Radio Amateur  Club Hamfest.

September 26 2020.

Saturday September 26,2020.

Breakfasts and Luncheons.

This Saturday, June 13th, we will be trying out a... real...  live... in-person...

DMR Breakfast at Fat Nat's Eggs in St. Anthony Village.

The forecast calls for sunny weather with a high near 75 degrees :-).

I spoke to restaurant  management and learned they will open at 7:00 AM Saturday.

I will be there at the opening, but breakfast officially starts at 8:00 AM.

Due to COVID measures, seating will be limited. Behind the restaurant, there will be outdoor seating with 12 tables 

 Two persons per table, so maximum outdoor seating (in back) will accommodate only six persons.

In an attempt to extend capacity, Galen KC0BBK and I will  bring our motorhomes, additional

tables and a few chairs, so BYOC&T , Some of us may have to order take-out with this arrangement.



Where's the next DMR Breakfast?

First Saturday of the month, 8 AM.
Mining ARC Breakfast


 Denny's 255 Century Ave  N, Oakdale, MN 55119,
Just north of I 94,


Second Saturday of each mont 8;30 AM. Northern Lights Radio Society

The current meeting location is the Golden Corral located at 3000 White Bear Ave #4, Maplewood, MN 55109.  The Golden Corral is located in the small strip mall east across White Bear Ave on the north end of the Maplewood  Mall.   It is in the SE corner of  White Bear Ave and Woodlyn Ave.  Woodlyn is a block south of County Rd 'D'.  The Golden Corral is a bit hard to see, but the Aldi's Supermarket is very obvious and the Golden Corral is right next door to the east.


Due to COVID-19, the monthly breakfasts are currently on hold.

 Please monitor this web site and/or the NLRS email reflector for updates about when they will resume.


Dates for 2020:  
  Aug 8

  Sept 5   (A week early to avoid the ARRL Sept VHF contest)
  Oct 10
  Nov 14
  Dec 12


3rd Saturday of each month.at 9 AM.


St. Paul Radio Club


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


Weekly Breakfast Gathering


Twin Cities Repeater Club  6 AM.

Perkins, 17387 Kenyon Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044, United States (map)



(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:

If you are upgrading a current amateur license:

St. Paul Radio Club


10;00 AM the first Saturday of the month.


Galalee Lutheran Church

145 McCarron's Blvd N,

 Roseville, MN 55113

 Map of Church Location.



"Reservations required. 

 No walk-ins until further notice."  

Contact  Leon Dill, W0COE,

at (651) 425-0338  or E-mail Leon at W0COE@arrl.net.



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



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

2nd Saturday of the month throughout the year.

Testing starts at 9:00 a.m. and we will continue to 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 apartment complex and Walgreen's store.


For more info, please contact Shep Shepardson N0NMZ at

 N0NMZ@AnokaRadio.org.or 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 wd0gup@hotmail.com


Testing Dates.

Contact Dan to verify weather there will be a VE exam.



No Exams untill further notice.

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: dan-arrl@droyer.org

    Contact Dan to verify

    weather there will be a VE exam.


    • July – no exams
    • August – no exams
    • November – no exams
    • December – no exams

    No Exams untill further notice.

    The Sherburne County VE Team

    The Sherburne VE team will take appointments for folks

    testing for the first time or for upgrades.



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


    PICO Net

    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: kq.zero.rs@gmail.com.

    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, 

     Required PL tone of 114.8

    7:00 PM Courage Center Handiham Net 145.45.

     Maple Grove Radio Club Wednesday Net 

    Wednesday, 8pm central, 147.000+ PL 114.8


    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, 114.8 PL tone


    The Minn. ARES Dist 6.net 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.



    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
    3.925 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,