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

Next TCFMC General Meeting
May 20, 2024


The Forx Amateur Radio Club will present the Grand Forks Hamfest 2024 on Saturday April 20, 2024 at Heritage Village, 219 20th St NE in East Grand Forks, MN from 8am til 1pm. Setup begins at 7am. More details at wa0jxt.org and the Hamfest 2024 tab.

The Brainerd Area Hamfest will be held on Saturday, April 27th, from  9 am to 1 pm at the Brainerd National Guard Armory, 1115 Wright St. in Brainerd. Tables $15, Buyers $5.00, free parking. All the info at magicrepeater.net/bard.pdf.

Further north, the Arrowhead Radio Amateur club will be holding their 2024 Hamfest on Saturday, May 4th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds multi-purpose building, 4700 Tower Ave. (Wisconsin Hwy 35) in Superior, WI. next to the Superior Airport. Check out thearac.org/hamfest.htm.

Help the Courage Handiham Program celebrate it’s 57th Anniversary from 7 pm CDT (1900 UTC) Friday April 26th thru 7 pm CDT (1900 UTC) Sunday April 28th

by working the Handiham Radio Club Station, WØZSW. All bands and modes will be in operation including digital and VOIP modes. Full details at handiham.net/


The MS Society needs volunteers for coming events this summer. They need:

  • SAG drivers for the Walk MS: Twin Cities – Sunday May 5.
  • SAG drivers and navigators for
    • Bike MS: Twin Cities Ride – Saturday May 11
    • Bike MS: MS 150 – June 8 and 9
    • Bike MS: Ride Across Minnesota, Northfield Start – July 22-26


Contact AJ N0PVC at n0pvc@outlook.com or call 763-412-9014 for details.


It’s never too early to mark your Fall Calendar for Saturday, October 5th, for the NorthStar Radio Convention, a unique ham radio educational experience and an ARRL sanctioned event, at the Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park Campus in Brooklyn Park. As well, it’s also not too soon to volunteer to share some of your own ham radio experience, technical or otherwise, to help bring that knowledge to the Minnesota and surrounding area ham radio community. Check out mnconvention.org.

Casual Get-Togethers

                Hams in the Park will hold its last session of the season on Saturday, October 7th at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, starting at noon. Talk-in will be on 146.52 simplex. Come on over and set up your radio gear one more time and enjoy the company of like-minded friends.

                  A DMR Radio Class will be hosted by Dan, KDØTGF, on September 16th, at the Owatonna VFW, 135 Oakdale St. in Owatonna, beginning with DMR101 from 9 am to noon and Advanced DMR (bring your computer and radio to be programmed) from 1 pm to 7 pm. More details at dmr.kd0tgf.com.

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 

Weekly Net Links:

MARA Sunday Night Swap Net

BARS  Fusion Net

Minnetonka Radio Club

Anoka County Radio Club (ACRC)

Richfield Amateur Radio club

Weekly Pico Nets

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 

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, Faribault(use rear entrance- great room)No Walk-ins accepted;
Please call to schedule,  contact Adam Bjorklund KC0OUZ@RBWMS.net

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)

South East Metro Amateur Radio Club (SEMARC) holds VE exam sessions every 3rd Saturday of the month, except December.  Pre-registration is required.  NO WALK-INS!  Exams are held at 9:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove (Washington County).  A Federal Registration Number (FRN) and an email address are required prior to testing.  Visit www.semarc.org/P7_VE.htm for more information.
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