Many Events, VE Testing, and meetings have been altered –
Check websites for additional dates.
Next TCFMC General Meeting
July 25th, Picnic
6PM to 8:00PM
Louisiana Oaks Park Pavilion
(Across form Park Tavern)
Burgers Dogs and Pop
Bring a Dish to share
Magic Tailgater swapmeet
on July 9th from 8 am til noon at
the Galilee Lutheran Church, 145 N. McCarrons Blvd in Roseville. Sellers $5.00 (which will be donated to the church); free admission for buyers.
The Northern Plains Regional Radio Council
Annual Hamfest will be held
on Saturday August 20th, at American Legion Post 464,
825 3rd Ave. in Brewster, MN from 9am to 1 pm. Check out NPRRC Hamfest on Facebook.
The Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club
will hold their free 2022 Tailgate Hamfest, rain or shine, Saturday. August 20th at the North Fairgrounds, Crow Wing County Fair, 2000 SE 13th St. in Brainerd on from 9 am til 1 pm.
The Chippewa Valley Amateur Radio Club 2022 Hamfest
will be held on Sunday August 28th at the
Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls, WI from 9 am to 2 pm.
Details at email@example.com.
The Last Chance Tailgate Swap fest
on Saturday September 24th, 2022
TCFMC holds their swap fest at West Medicine Lake CC
8 till 11 (sellers at 7am)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carver County Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd, Chanhassan (Longfellow Room)
Contact Dale Blomgren 952 402-2155 or KDZERO@aol.com