Up-Dated 2/17/2017
If you have new items to list

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31th Annual Amateur Equipment Auction

Buyers - Sellers - Visitors
A 10% Sales Commission will be collected

from the Seller on all items sold

Admission $ 5.00

Saturday March 10,2018
Auction 8:00 AM to 2:00PM
Doors Open at 7:00 AM
Saving Grace Lutheran Church
2124 EastRidge Center

Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701

Midwinter Madness
March 24th, 2018 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The 37th Annual Midwinter Madness Hobby Electronics

Show is at the Buffalo Civic Center in Buffalo, MN.

This is a nice drive out Hwy 55 West from the Twin Cities with

 free on-site parking and a short walk to the building entrance.

Admission is $10 and children under 15 are free.

Talk-in on the KLTC Repeater 147.000 +600 - Call for KLTC.

Advance table registration closes Wednesday March 21st. A limited number

of tables may be available the day of the event. Prices below are 2018 prices.

Quality door prizes

Amateur Radio VE Testing

Vendor/Club Registration

Advance table registration closes Wednesday March 21st. A limited number of tables may be available the day of the event. Prices below are 2018 prices.

Brainerd Area Hamfest

Amateur Radio, Electronic & Computer Equipment

ARRL Sanctioned Saturday, April 7 , 2018

9 AM to 1PM


1115 Wright Street, Brainerd, MN

Prizes / Food / Fun / Raffle


Tickets at door $6.00. Children under 12 free

Parking is free.All events and sales indoors

Tables $12.00 each

(Best to reserve in advance)

WUJ Talk -in 147.225+ (no tone)

Need not be present to win the Grand Prize.

You must be present to win hourly drawings.

Free on street parking.

Food, beverages, commercial vendors, & door prizes.

75% of items to be sold must be Hamfest/computer/electronics related.




From the south, come into Brainerd on Business

Highway 371. One block after the stoplights

, turn right on Wright Street

before the green "National Guard Armory" guide sign at right

. The Armory is about three blocks east on

the left side.

From the north, east, and west, go to the center of Brainerd and turn south on Business Highway 371 (also known as South 6 th Street).

After passing Paul St. and Birchridge Dr.,

turn left on Wright Street

at the green

"National Guard Armory" guide sign.

The Armory is about three blocks

east on the left side._the side door.

Conference Date: Saturday, April 21 2018

The 2018 Aurora conference will be held April 21

at the First Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. 

 This is near the intersection of Highway 61 with County Road F. Linden Street

is a service road for Highway 61.  Full information will

be added as we draw nearer to the conference date.


ET YThe Arrowhead Radio Amateur Club



Saturday May 5, 218 9:am - 2:pm

Head Of The Lakes Fairgrounds

Multi Purpose Building

47 S. Tower Ave. (Wisconsin Hwy 35) Superior, WI. 5488



Food & Refreshments available

Admission $7.00 / Age 12 & under FREE


Used and like new radio and computer equipment

Personalized ham items available

Hourly drawings

Contact: Doug Nelson AAAW



Dealer/Vendor tables available

4 ft. $5. / 8 ft. $1. Setup at 7: a.m.

For info/tables contact: Robert Schulz at

Talk-in on WGKP 146.34/94

This is an A.R.R.L. sanctioned event

or Information and table registrations Email


Breakfasts & luncheons


The MAGIC Breakfast
will be ,Mar 3,17,31    
 at 9 AM Perkins Restaurant
1495 W. Co. Rd B
Roseville MN 55113

DMR Breakfast at Fat Nat's Eggs

 at 8:00 AM at Fat Nat's

2700 39th Ave. NE
St. Anthony Village, MN  55421

Feb. 24,March 10,24.


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):  
  March 10 - Old Country Buffet, Burnsville
  April 14 - Golden Corral, Maplewood
  May 12 - Old Country Buffet, Burnsville
  June 2 - A week early to avoid the June VHF contest.  Golden Corral, Maplewood
  July 14 - Old Country Buffet, Burnsville
  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 651-688-9964 or Email Leon at

We only test September through June.

Our next test dates are:


Mar. 3  VE session will be located at the Shoreview Branch

of the Ramsey County Library.  4560 Victoria St.
N., Shoreview, MN  55126.

Apr. 7
May 5,Jun. 2
(no exams  August).


2nd Wednesday.


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

Contact: Jim Rice, NOA 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



"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 KEOR 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.

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 Richfields

 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 NBVE 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,