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Many Events, VE Testing, and meetings have been altered –
Check websites for additional dates.

Next TCFMC General Meeting
January 23, 2022 Via Zoom

Topic: TCFMC General Meeting
Time: Jan 23, 2023 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87227282072?pwd=ZSt1aEF3M2hTelgvUTN1NDBZaTFpUT09

Meeting ID: 872 2728 2072
Passcode: 628004

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+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

 

HAMFESTS

The St. Paul Radio Club is holding their Annual Auction on Saturday January 28th at 8:30 am at the John Albers Center, Cretin Durham High School in St. Paul. Check for details at n0pey@arrl.net or the St. Paul Radio Club web site.

The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club is holding their 2023 Cabin Fever Reliever Hamfest at the St. Cloud Armory in St. Cloud on Saturday February 11th, 2023. More details at https://w0sv.club/hamfest/.

The Maple Grove Radio is presenting their Midwinter Madness Hamfest at the Buffalo Civic Center across from the Buffalo Airport on Saturday March 18th. Details at https://k0ltc.org/midwinter-madness/.

And for operating fun, the Minnesota QSO Party is  coming up on Saturday, February 4th from 8 am until 6 pm. This is a fun time with lots of stations around the country and the world actually looking to contact you. Check out w0aa.org/category/mnqp/ for details.

Casual Get-Togethers

 

The Twin City FM Club is holding their Friday morning Breakfast starting at 6 am at Perkins, 6920 Wayzata Blvd. in Golden Valley just off the Louisiana Avenue exit on I-394.

The Minnesota DMR community hasn’t announced an in-person breakfast schedule for the new year.  But you can also join them for an online Virtual breakfast.  Check out the Where’s Breakfast page on the www.minnesotadmr.com website for more details.

The Northern Lights Radio Society is holding breakfast on each second Saturday of the month at the Golden Corral, 3000 White Bear Ave. #4, in Maplewood starting at 8:30 am. The restaurant is located in the small strip mall just across White Bear Ave on the north end of the Maplewood  Mall, in the SE corner of  White Bear Ave and Woodlyn Ave.

The Bakken Amateur Radio Society Fusion Technical Net is held on Monday nights at 7:30 pm local time in WIRES-X Room #21493 and on the MNWIS repeaters. The net is open to anyone interested in System Fusion, Yaesu and so on. For more details, check out their website: www.wØmdt.com.

The Minnesota DMR community also has a weekly net on Wednesday nights from 7 – 8pm on the DMR Minnesota State Talkgroup # 3127

For those interested in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), There will be a virtual ARES conference Saturday afternoon February 26th from 1-5 PM CST (1900-2300 UTC).  It will feature speakers and training on a number of different ARES topics for beginning and experienced operators alike.  More information will be coming as the event gets closer.  If you would like to help organize the event, please be in touch with Gordy Hanson, NØZRD at n0zrd@mnyarc.org

 

Weekly Net Links:

Sunday:
MARA Sunday Night Swap Net

Monday:
BARS  Fusion Net

Tuesday:
Minnetonka Radio Club

Wednesday:
Anoka County Radio Club (ACRC)

Thursday:
Richfield Amateur Radio club

Friday:
Weekly Pico Nets

Saturday:
TCFMC Saturday Swap Shop 9:30AM
146.76 repeater
MAGIC Repeater Net

 

VE Testing Locations and Contacts
(Check Calendar for dates and time)

Anoka County Radio Club
Blaine City Hall – 10801 Town Square Drive NE,  Blaine
Contact Shep Shepardson 651 340-0567 or  N0NMZ@arrl.net

Bloomington Amateur Radio Association
Bloomington City Hall-Police Department, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington
Contact Dan Royer 952 888-9756 or  dandroyer@gmail.com

Maple Grove Radio Club and MNYARC

Maple Grove Radio Club (K0LTC.org), and Minnesota Youth Amateur Radio Council (MNYARC.org) have received permission of the ARRL VEC and the FCC to conduct completely online video-supervised testing with strict rules and protocols for maintaining the integrity of the testing environment.
Candidates may sign up to be on the waiting list, but may not sign up for an exam without going through the queue and being invited to do so. In some places around the country, the waiting list is in the thousands. We have not reached that level yet.
We will give priority in this order:
1. Anyone who has been enrolled in one of our radio courses,
2. Candidates within Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
For more information and to sign up for the waiting list visit: exam.mnyarc.org or email Gordie, NØZRD, at n0zrd@mnyarc.org.

The Riverbend Wireless Mechanical  Society 
Buckham Memorial Library, 11 Division Street East (use main entrance- Makers Space- third floor)
Contact Larry Larson KR0K 507 210-5230  lark591@hotmail.com

St. Paul Radio Club
St. Paul Public Library- Sun Ray Branch,  2105 Wilson Ave
Contact Leon Dill,W0COE  651425-0338 or W0COE@arrl.net

Sherburne County VE’s  take reservations only…
Contact Boaz Erickson 763-263-5644

SE Metro Amateur Radio Club (AKA SEMARC)
Zion Lutheran Church, 8500 Hillside Trail South, Cottage Grove
Contact Daniel Franz WD0GUP 651 769-0358 or WD0GUP@hotmail.com

Valley Amateur Radio Club
Perkins Restaurant – 17387 Kenyon Ave, Lakeville
Contact James Rice,  N0OA  612 384-7709 or jrice@danpatch.org

W5YI Team
Carver County Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd, Chanhassan (Longfellow Room)
Contact  Dale Blomgren 952 402-2155 or KDZERO@aol.com