Thanks for taking the time to take a look at the Bloomington Amateur Radio Association.

We are a group of amateur radio operators based out of Bloomington, MN. Monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August).

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West Bloomington 147.090+ Tone: None Central Bloomington Analog/Fusion 443.175+ DCS: 165

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Become an Operator

Looking for information on how to become an amateur radio operator? Find information on upcoming classes, exams as well as study information for all levels here.

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2022 Club Officers

President: Bill Mitchell AEØEE Vice President: Martha Krogstad KEØTL Secretary: Dan Royer KEØOR Treasurer: Brian Gaffney KNØWN

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Field Day: June 25, 2022

ARRL.org 2022 Field Day logo, featuring the ARRL logo and a headset with a microphone.

The Bloomington Amateur Radio Association and the Richfield Amateur Radio Club and will be hosting an
annual ARRL Field Day event on June 25th, 2022 at the Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet
Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423 on the lower level. Visits from the public are welcome from 1 p.m.
to sunset. Several radio stations will be in operation and you can take the opportunity to talk to people
around the world. For more information about amateur radio, please visit www.arrl.org ,
www.richfieldradio.com , and www.mnhamradio.com

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April 6th Meeting

Join us April 6th for the Bloomington AUXCOMM and BARA monthly meeting via ZOOM.

7:00 P.M. CDT Bloomington AUXCOMM
7:30 P.M. CDT Bloomington Amateur Radio Association

ZOOM meeting details have been sent via email to all members.
Guests are welcome to contact k0bbc@arrl.net for login information.

One topic of discussion: Is there interest in an outdoor club meeting this summer?

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March 2nd meeting via Zoom

Please check the e-mail reflector for Zoom login instructions.

Bloomington AUXCOMM will meet at 7 P.M. CST
BARA will meet at 7:30 P.M.

Stephen Post is the BARA gust speaker this month at 7:35 P.M.
He will introduce us to amateur satellites. Some of the topics covered include:
– Compare/contrast satellite and terrestrial repeaters and basic theory
– Minimum gear needed to work a satellite
– Hooking it all up – Software tools

E-mail k0bbc@arrl.net if you need the Zoom login instructions.

Fox Hunt (organized by Hams of Insignificant Value)

Jim, K0QEI, has passed along this information on an upcoming transmitter hunt in the Twin Cities metro area:

The Hams of Insignificant Value will be holding a Fox Hunt on Saturday October 3, 2020. The hunt will begin at 1330 hours. 

The meeting point will be at the West Saint Paul City Hall, 1616 Humboldt Avenue (behind the big dome near Robert Street and Wentworth Ave).  Gathering will start at 1230, but if you need more time to get set up, you may arrive earlier. There should be ample room in the north lot

There will be 3 Foxes. The frequency of the first fox will be given prior to the start of the hunt and hunters will be given time, if they choose, to position themselves in the area or remain at the meet point.  The fox will be then be turned on at 1330 hours.  The frequency for Fox 2 will be given at Fox 1 and Fox 3 at Fox 2. Fox 3 will provide details for the finish/meeting point for the end of the hunt.

There will be driving and walking involved as each fox is roughly 1-2 miles apart.

Talk-in and assistance will be on 146.52 simplex.

RSVP to N0EIZ(at)ARRL.net

RSVP is not required, but requested to determine number of hunters.