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).

KDØCL (2-Meters)

Status: Online
Transmit: 147.0900 MHz
Receive: 147.6900 MHz
Tone: 100.0 Hz

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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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2018 Club Officers

President: Bill Mitchell (AEØEE)
Vice President: Martha Lamas-Krogstad (OA4ABC)
Secretary: Dan Royer (KEØOR)
Treasurer: Steve Huntsman (AAØP)

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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.

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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YH3Z6WY
Its not required that you signup but is appreciated.

Please see the Richfield Radio Club website for more information