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The Saint Cloud Amateur Radio Club would like to announce the 100 Year

 Anniversary Cabin Fever Reliever Hamfest at the Haehn Campus Center in the College of Saint Benedict.

The event will be January 27,2018 from 9am to 1pm!

For directions using Google Maps click here!

With our larger location, we are able to hold more vendors,

 have breakout sessions and a buffet! Check out the site for more information on each topic!

Tickets are $10 at the door, $9 before January 31st. Click on the link to order tickets now!

Under 12 free!

Buffet tickets are $10 for an all you can eat buffet! The advance tickets are over! You can still purchase them at the event.

If you need a booth, we will have to figure out sizing with the map.

 We have a larger venue so if you are a larger vendor, we can work with you.

$20 = Rented tables
$10 = Bring your own table
$7.50 / table for electricity (no sharing) LIMITED AVAILABILITY

$10 = Club Table (no sales). This is the price that we have to pay. (Please email

Tables at the door will be an additional $5 per table if we have available room / tables. 

Please fill out the registration form and we will send you a PayPal Invoice for the registration.

Event Door Prizes

Everyone likes a door prize, so we have a lot of them!

We will be giving out the following door prizes during the event:

You must be present to win. Door drizes during the event will have a half hour claim time. After that the prize will go to the next hour. The 1pm drawings will be drawn until someone present at that drawing wins.

50 / 50 Drawing

During the event  we will also have a 50 / 50 Raffle drawing in accordance with Minnesota State Statute One Day Raffle.

Tickets will be $1 each and 50% of the ticket price will go to the prize pool and 50% will go towards the donation to the Saint Cloud Amateur Radio Club.


We will have the totals updated every 15 minutes.

Prizes will be dished out as follows:

1st Draw 20%*
2nd Draw 15%*
3rd Draw 10%*
4th Draw 5%*

*No prize is to exceed $599. If any prize goes over $599 the money will overflow into the lower draw. For example, if the 1st Draw is $615, the $16 that is over $599 would go to build the 2nd Draw higher under Minnesota State Statute Gambling Laws no prize shall exceed $599.

Third party volunteers will assist the club for the drawing. Members of the club will be allowed to purchase tickets as nobody from the club will be running the drawing.


Saturday, January 27th, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Roseville Lutheran Church  1215 Roselawn Ave W  Roseville, MN 55113

Doors open at 8:30 for equipment check in, the sale will start at 9:30. The Silent Auction will end at 11:30 so results tabulations can be finished on time.

The church is located .8 mile South of Hwy 36 and .2 mile West of Lexington Ave. Cross Street is Fernwood. We will be using the lower level entrance off Roselawn Ave. for all our activities. Carts will be available for transporting gear in and out. Go to this URL for maps and street views.,-93.1501643,256m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-US

Be sure to monitor the Magic Repeater, 145.17 100 Hz tone, for talk-in help.

We offer the SELLERS an option of listing equipment for the Live auction or a Silent auction for the smaller or less important items.

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


As with any event involving the exchange of funds, there are certain rules to follow. Please read and familiarize yourself with these rules.

The net amount collected by the St. Paul Radio Club will be donated to the

ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund!

Registration of equipment and issuance of bidder numbers starts at 8:30 a.m. There is no charge for buyers. The auction will continue until each lot is sold or until terminated by combined rulings of the SPRC President and Auction Committee.

Minimum incremental bidding is set at: $1 to $25 - $1; $25 to $100 - $5; $100 and up - $10, subject to the Auctioneers discretion. A 10% commission on all items will be charged to the sellers. There will be a silent auction option (ask registration for details) for sellers with small items.

Equipment registration will be limited to 25 lots per person and each lot will be sold for one price. Auction officials may combine lots of similar equipment by the same seller if requested. Equipment will be sold to the highest bidder.

You may set a listed minimum price for your items. Lots not receiving the minimum bid will be returned to the seller without charge and all sellers must take all unsold items with them.

You may donate items to the SPRC to sell (ask registration how); All buyer and seller transactions with the St. Paul Radio Club must be completed on the day of the auction. Personal checks will be accepted with proper identification.

Buyers may be required to show proof of a current, valid Amateur Radio License for the purchase of transmitters and amplifiers. No equipment will be allowed off the auction premises without proof of ownership.

The St. Paul Radio Club does NOT warrant the condition of any item placed at auction, will not be responsible for items lost, stolen or damaged and reserves the right to limit quantities. Personal sales will not be permitted until after the Auction is completed.


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 (see address for locations below):  

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:

2018 Jan. 6.Feb. 3,Mar. 3,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


 Test Dates-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 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

 Test dates-  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 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.

Test dates.

!!!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 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,