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AUGUST 5, 2017 Located in the Onalaska Omni Center

255 Riders Club Rd. Onalaska, WI 54650

Talk in: 146.970 PL 131.8

Door Prizes,Vendors,Flea Market,Buy,Sell,Trade

Tailgating,Food Vendor,Handicap Accessible

ARRL Award Card Checks: DXCC, VUCC, WAC, WAS, 160m

VE Test Session at 9:00 AM.

Further info call Greg Miller at  608-792-7841 OR E-Mail

Brainerd Tailgate Hamfest

August 19 2017

Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 13th Street SE
Brained, MN 56401
Talk-In: 147.225
Public Contact: Lyle Amundsen , K0LFV
12972 Morningside Drive Merrifield, MN 56465
Phone: 218-765-3100

NPRRC Regional Hamfest

August 26 2017

Location Brewster American Legion Post 464
825 3rd Avenue
Brewster, MN 56119
 Northern Plains Regional Radio Council
Talk-In: 146.67 (PL 141.3)
Contact: Randy Donahue , WB0ZSO
PO Box 336 Fulda, MN 56131
Phone: 507-360-2660

Circus City Swapfest

The Yellow Thunder Amateur will be presenting the 21st annual Circus City Swap-fest on August 26, 2017.

The event will be held at the Badger Steam and Gas Grounds located

on Sand Rd. just northwest of Baraboo and north of Hwy-33 West.

Vendors – Concessions – Door Prizes – VE Testing 10:00am

Admission – $5:00
8ft table – $10:00
Tailgating – $10:00

Grand Prize Giveaways

Courtesy of Brad Pointon, KB9VMC, of Pointon Communications

If you need more information or have questions







Rush City Radio Rendezvous

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

 September 9,2017.

Located at the Rush City High School, 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


 9 AM Start of ECMARC RCRR

 11AM 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 City

   Airport by request on the talk in

For further details, please email:



September 16, 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

Bob at k0ikv@yahoo.com

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.

SMARTS Radio Club & Sibley Emergency Radio Team
Proudly present
Saturday Sept. 23rd

The SMARTS Radio Club along with the Sibley Emergency Radio Team will be holding

SMARTSFEST 2017 on Saturday September 23rd in Cologne, MN

at the Cologne Community Center located at 1211 Village Parkway, Cologne, MN 55322.

Talk In will be on the WB0RMK repeater on a frequency of 147.165+ (open).

Doors Open at 8:00 AM
VE Testing Available – Walk-Ins are welcome
QSL Card Checking for ARRL Awards

General Admission – $10 Adults – Children 16-Under Free
Visit our event website at www.smartsfest.org for more details.

The Ozaukee radio club presents its  twelfth annual regional fall outdoor amateur

radio and hobby swapfest Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fireman’s park (796 washington  avenue) in Cedarburg WI 53012

Setup and general admission from 6am to noon Door prizes,Refreshments,available inside.

$5 admission at the gate  buyers and sellers  12 & under free Just park and sell your stuff

or just browse & buy their stuff Inside tables $10 as available (5 for $40)

Go to www.ozaukeeradioclub.org Or Facebook.com/orcwi

For more information call 262-377-6945

(W9IPR)  Talk-in on 146.97 PL 127.3 ORC regional Fall Swapfest



TCFMC Last Chance Tailgate SwapFest

Twin City FM Club presents the Fall Tailgate SwapFest, October 7th, 2017

 at West Medicine Lake  Community Center, 1705 Forestview Lane Plymouth 55441.  

Sell from your vehicle $10, buyers are $5  Sellers arrive at 7AM;

Buyers at 8AM  Talk-in on the 146.76 Repeater (114.8 tone), Food/ Coffee vendor on site as well.

Directions: WMLCC is off West Medicine Lake Road from Hwy 55 (north approx 1/2 mile)


Breakfasts & luncheons

N.L.R.S 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 2017 (see address for locations below):  
  August 12 - Golden Corral, Maplewood
  Sept 2 - A week early to avoid the Sept VHF  Old Country Buffet, Burnsville
  October 14 - Golden Corral, Maplewood
  November 11 -  Old Country Buffet, Burnsville
  December 9 -   Golden Corral, Maplewood

Address locations:

Golden Corral:  3000 White Bear Ave #4, Maplewood, MN 55109.  This is just east of 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.
9:00 am at Perkins in the Midway Center,

on the south side of University Avenue between

Snelling & Pascal,St. Paul.

 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 W0COE@arrl.net.

We only test September through June.

Our next test dates are:

(no exams  August).


2nd Wednesday.


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

Contact: Jim Rice, NØOA 612-384-7709 E Mail Jim  jrice@danpatch.org

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


 Test Dates-8/9,9/13,10/11,11/8,12/13.


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

 N0NMZ@AnokaRadio.org.or all him at 651-340-0567.

Test dates-8/12,9/9,10/14,11/11,12/9.



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 wd0gup@hotmail.com

 Test dates-   8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, none in December



"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: dan-arrl@droyer.org

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.

Test dates.

August 26  September 23,  October 28, 2017

!!!There will not be any testing in

 November or December because of the holidays.!!!

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 8:15 PM

All Year Long

222.120 MHz



Sunday 8:30 PM

All Year Long

50.175 MHz



Sunday 9:00 PM

All Year Long

144.260 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, 

 - 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 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.


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,