Up-Dated 8/3/2018
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.


Saturday Aug. 18, 2018

American Legion Post # 464

825 3RD AVE., BREWSTER MN 56119

VE Testing - Commercial Vendor - Drinks - Food - Raffle Prizes - Plenty of Parking!!

For Information: or email

Radio City INC Attending

Grand Prize Raffle 1:00PM

Must be present to win

Doors Open: Sellers 7 AM Buyers 8 AM

Admissions: $5.00

Paid admissions receive one raffle ticket

6 Seminars- 9:00a.m-1:00p.m.

Grounding Antenna and tower Best Practices Sellers: 7:00A.M.

DMR – What is it again? Buyers: 8:00A.M.

Contesting and logging software for Mac & PC Admissions: $5.00

Popagation on VHF Paid admissions receive one raffle ticket

AERO and Auxcomm for Ham Rad Children under 12 FREE

ARRL presents New developments VE Testing from 10am - 11am

DIRECTIONS Location: N 43° 28.030', W 073° 08.671' Please preregister by

Talk-in On 146.67 / PL 141.3 Tables

$15.00 per Table before 8-1-18

$20.00 per Table after 8-1-18

Rush City Radio Rendezvous


East Central Minnesota Amateur Radio Club (ECMARC) invites you to our 25th annual Rush City Radio Rendezvous,

on Saturday, September 8th, 2018.  Located at the Rush City High School, 51001 Fairfield Ave, Rush City, MN . 

The door will open at 0900 for all.

Talk in on the 145.33 MHz K0ECM Repeater (-600, PL Tone 146.2)

 Admission:    Free for all.

 Free ARES and ARRL information


 11 AM door prizes & awards presentation (present to win)

12 NOON RCRR complete


 Coffee and baked goods will be available

 Pop and cold drinks  Indoor rest rooms

 110 VAC inside for those needing juice

 Courtesy transportation to the Radio Rendezvous from the Rush CityAirport by request on the talk in

 Parking lot open for tailgating for all at no cost, ECMARC does not exercise control over tailgating.

For further details, please visit us at:



 September 15, 2017

Location is at 8247 27TH ST N.

Lake Elmo, MN. 55042

Time is 8AM-12 NOON Set up at 7:30AM.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Free admission for both buyers and sellers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This years event is sponsored by the St. Paul Radio Club.

Refreshments available

Talk in on 146.25/85

Any questions contact John at.

or Bob at 651 770-7884

Buyers please park on the street. Sellers pull in driveway

Both indoor and outside spots available.


East 94 to Inwood Ave, go north to 27th ST. then turn left.Or

From 694 go to 10th ST. go east to Inwood, then go north to

27TH ST.

Door prizes of 2-$25.00 and 1- $50.00 ARRL gift certificate

will be at 11:00 AM.



SMARTS Radio Club & Sibley Emergency Radio Team

Proudly Present


Saturday Sept. 22nd 8AM—12PM


Indoor Vendor/Club Space
Project Showcase
Guest Speaker(s)
VE Testing Available—Walk-Ins Welcome
QSL Card Checking for all ARRL Awards

Talk-In on WB0RMK repeater 147.165+ PL Open

*Handicap Accessible Entrances*
ADMISSION: $10 (16 & Under Free)


Only 40 minutes Southwest of downtown Minneapolis
90 minutes south of Saint Cloud
60 minutes north of Mankato

Cologne Community Center
1211 Village Parkway
Cologne, MN 55322
(South of Highway 212 on CR 53)

Twin City FM Club 
 SEPTEMBER 29th, 2018

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

Breakfasts & luncheons


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):  
  August 11 - Golden Corral, Maplewood
  Sept 1 - A week early to avoid the Sept VHF  Old Country Buffet, Burnsville
  October 13 - Golden Corral, Maplewood
  November 10 -  Old Country Buffet, Burnsville
  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.

 1st. Saturday

 The S.P.R.C. is affiliated with the ARRL testing program and holds these test sessions monthly.

We test at the  Ramsey County Library in Maplewood, 3025 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood. 

The VE sessions begin at 10:00 am on the first Saturday of each month.

A reservation is suggested; contact the Coordinator, 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 suggested;



2nd Wednesday.


Testing begins at 7:00PM on the second Wednesday of every month!

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

Test Site: Perkins Restaurant 17387 Kenyon Avenue Lakeville MN 55044-4459



2nd. Saturday.

The Anoka County Radio Club schedules

V.E. amateur radio testing sessions on most every 2nd Saturday

of the month throughout the year.

We are ready to test new and upgrading hams in all the current FCC elements.

The Anoka County Radio Club's testing starts at 9:00 a.m.

and we will continue to take walk-ins until 10:00am. We test at the Blaine City Hall.

The Blaine City Hall is at 10801 Town Square Dr, 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 all him at 651-340-0567.


3rd. Saturday.

SEMARC ARRL Volunteer Examiner Test Sessions 

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

Please arrive 10 minutes early.

To reserve a spot or need more information call

 SEMARC at  651-769-0358

or email Daniel M. Franz  at

August 18,September 15,October 20
November 17,December NONE



"W5YI VE Chanhassen offers amateur radio testing typically on Monday  night,

the 4th week of the month time 6PM. The test fee is $14.

All tests are given during the evening at the Carver County Library in

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

Ph: 952-227-1500 Directions: on the corner of 78th and Kerber,

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

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


4th. Saturday.
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


4th. Saturday.
Bloomington Amateur Radio VE Team

They start at 8:45AM, in the Haeg Conference Room in Civic Plaza.

 Exams will not be conducted during July, August, November or December.     Enjoy your summer! 

Bloomington Emerg. Services. Call KEØOR Dan ,

at 952-888-9756.or Email:

Tests given at 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.

August 25.
The St. Paul Radio club holds member meetings the first Friday of each month except June, July and August.

This meeting schedule may change if there are conflicts with room scheduling or the calendar.

 Meetings are  now being held at the University of St. Thomas in the Owens Science Hall, Room LL-54. 

 Owens is on the southwest corner of Summit and Cretin. 

 Interested persons should check at Interested persons should check at for details.

Signs with directions are posted for each meeting.

The meeting starts at 7:30 pm with a 30 minute social time before the meeting.


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,