Author Archives: Matt Holden (KØBBC)

Rush City Radio Rendezvous September 9th



Location: Rush City High School
51001 Fairfield Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069
Sponsor: East Central Minnesota Amateur Radio Club (ECMARC)
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.330 -600 (PL 146.2)
Public Contact: Larry Jilek , KA0MEN
51835 Belle Isle Drive Rush City, MN 55069
Phone: 320-358-4205

Nearby Special Event Station Air Mail Marker Memorial

Concrete arrows used to guide airmail planes to their destination.  We have a little bit of that history still pointing the way in Minnesota.  You can click here to read about it and work the special event station on September 9th.

09/09/2017 | Air Mail Marker Memorial

Sep 9, 1400Z-2000Z, K0A, St. Paul, MN. South East Metro Amateur Radio Club. 14.265 7.265. Certificate. Dick Roberts, 1655 68th St W, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077.

Civilian Conservation Corps On-The-Air weekend

The fourth annual Civilian Conservation Corps On-The-Air weekend will be held the second full weekend in August, 12 and 13, 2017. The event will start Saturday at 14:00z (10:00am EDT) and run until Sunday 21:00z (5:00 pm EDT). The Civilian Conservation Corps came into being in the spring of 1933. Its goal was twofold: to provide needed economic relief to families suffering from the effects of the Great Depression and to protect and develop the natural resources of the United States. As radio played a big part in how the camps communicated with each other, we want to honor the contribution that “The Boys” of the corps made to our country by putting the sites of the CCC camps back on the air. We would encourage you to activate the actual location of one of the camps however, if it is no longer accessible or you cannot get permission to set up on the site, you may operate from one of the project sites the camp worked on. Many state and local parks have buildings that were constructed by the “CCC Boys” and would make a suitable place to not only honor them but also promote amateur radio at the same time. For more information see our website or contact KG8JK via email: .

December 5th Holiday Party at Davanni’s

The Bloomington Amateur Radio Association and Bloomington AUXCOMM, in association with Richfield Radio Club, invite you to a holiday party to close the year 2017.

Davanni’s 8605 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420

Tuesday December 5th
Come one come all to a dinner party to tell stories and share photos of the past year.
The party starts at 6:30 P.M.  Order your food, at the counter, and proceed to the party room.
You do not need to purchase food to attend.
Any licensed (or wants to be licensed) amateur radio operator is invited.

There is no meeting at Bloomington Civic Plaza tonight

Meeting October 3rd at 7:30 P.M.

This month we have a very interesting presentation lined up: Jack
Burris (K6JEB) will be talking with us, via the internet, about
kite-hoisted antennas for portable operation. For portable operators
who spend time in windy areas that don’t have many trees, kites offer
a great way to get wire antennas in the air—even a full-size
quarter-wave vertical for 160 m!

Enter Bloomington Civic Plaza via the police (South) entrance. Call on the 147.09+ repeater for admission.
We gather on the second floor in the Haeg conference room.

Next Meeting Tuesday September 5th at 7:30 P.M.

This month’s presentation is from Dave Fugleberg WØZF

VHF contest rover on the bands 50 MHz and up!
Stations around the country are getting ready to participate in the ARRL September VHF contest.  Dave will talk about his rover station and give you some tips about how you can get in on the fun.

We open the fall season with our first meeting on Tuesday September 5th at 7:30 P.M.
Enter Bloomington Civic Plaza via the police (South) entrance. Call on the 147.09+ repeater for admission.
We gather on the second floor in the Haeg conference room.