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).


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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2024 Club Officers

President: Rolf Krogstad NRØT Vice President: Martha Krogstad KEØTL Secretary: Dan Royer KEØOR Treasurer: Brian Gaffney KNØWN

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2017 Meeting Minutes

Thanks to Dan and Bill, here are the minutes from our first half 2017 meetings.
Bloomington Amateur Radio Association – January 3, 2017 Meeting minutes
Bloomington Amateur Radio Association – February 7, 2017 Meeting minutes
Bloomington Amateur Radio Association – March 7, 2017 Meeting minutes
Bloomington Amateur Radio Association – April 4, 2017 Meeting minutes
Bloomington Amateur Radio Association – May 2, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Bloomington Amateur Radio Association – June 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes

2017 Field Day June 24-25

Join us for Field Day 2017 hosted by the Richfield Amateur Radio Club. The public and all BARA members are invited to participate.

Setup starts at 9am Saturday. Radio operation begins at 1 P.M..  Radio operations end Sunday at 1 P.M. cleanup ends about 2 P.M. on Sunday with a pizza party .  Operations are indoors so we operate rain or shine around the clock

Stop by the Richfield Community Center basement at 7000 Nicollet Ave South Richfield MN

Talk-in Frequencies 145.390- DCS047N (Analog or Yaesu System Fusion), 444.475+ Tone 118.8, 147.090+, & 146.520 simplex

You do not need an amateur radio license to participate or observe. Technicians are invited to try HF radio with a general (or above) licensee as the control operator.

Field Day is the biggest ham radio event of the year.  We have additional activities that never require a microphone.

We would appreciate people signing up for operating times, setup and tear down at
Its not required that you signup but is appreciated.

Please see the Richfield Radio Club website for more information