Monthly V.E. Testing
Saturday, May 11th from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Blaine City Hall, Mark Stack Room
Are you ready to take your first amateur radio (ham) license test or upgrade to another level? Then let us help! The Anoka County Radio Club holds V.E. amateur radio testing sessions on most every 2nd Saturday of the month. We are ready to test new and upgrading hams in all the FCC elements. Test sessions start at 9:00 a.m. and we continue to take walk-ins until 10:00 a.m. We test at the Blaine City Hall in the Mark Stack Room. Check the club's website for any updates or changes to the schedule. For more info, please contact Shep Shepardson N0NMZ at N0NMZ@AnokaRadio.org.
Saturday, May 11th from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Blaine City Hall, Mark Stack Room
Skywarn Traning will be held on March 11th after the V.E. Testing. Please see the Metro Skywarn page for more details: http://www.metroskywarn.org/index.php/class-schedule. Pre-Registration is a good idea since these classes fill up fast!
Tuesday, May 21st Starting at 6:45 p.m. at the Centerville City Hall
If you are interested in club business, then you are welcome to attend the Monthly Board Meetings. All members are encourage and welcome to participate in the Board Meetings. The Board Meeting Minutes can be viewed on the Club Documents link on our webpage.
Blaine Blazin' 4th Events
June 29/30, July 4th
The Blaine Blazin' 4th Events are coming up! We need ham volunteers to help out with communications for the following events:
Saturday, June 29th, Parade. Staging at 10:00 a.m., starting at Noon.
Sunday, June 30th, 8K Run. Staging at 7:30 a.m., starting at 8:30.
Thursday, July 4th, Fireworks. Staging at 6:00 p.m., starting at 10:00.
Please email Shawn Rung K0SMR at K0SMR@AnokaRadio.org with which events you can help out with (Parade, Run, Fireworks). We will be working with AC RACES for these events. Thank you, in advance, for your help with these events!
The Anoka County Radio Club hosts a net every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. on the 146.670 Repeater. Our regular Net Control is Parry Brown KCØTWB. If you have any ideas for content on the net, contact Parry at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the net! Click on the ACRC Nets link to see the net counts and details.
We now accept Donations online!
The Anoka County Radio Club can now accept donations online! Simply click on the
link to be brought to PayPal to make a donation.
Hams Against Hunger
We are accepting food donations to benefit the local food shelves. You can bring any non-perishable food items to our meetings and events, or give them to any board member. Thank you for helping out the less fortunate in our community - your donations are sincerely appreciated!
Several time a year the ACRC helps out at events like parades, festivals, fun runs, fire works and more. These events tend to be fun and several are great family events. There is nothing like having a guaranteed front row seat at a fireworks event or parade. Check out the club calendar for more information.
You do not need to be a member to attend and family members of all ages are welcome. Each meeting will have a different topic for the month. There are ten General Meetings from January through June and again from September through December. We take the summer months off while everyone tend to be really busy having fun in the warm weather. General Meetings are normally held on the first Friday of the month at the Blaine Base Ball Complex and start at 7:00 p.m. To view the minutes from these meetings, click on the Club Documents link.
We sponsor a two-meter repeater at 146.670 MHz (114.8 PL tone). For more details on the club's repeater, please check out the Repeater Status page.
Do You Have Pictures of Club Events?
If you have pictures of club events and would like to see them up on our website or in our newsletter please make the digital photos or files available to either Shawn Rung KØSMR at K0SMR@anokaradio.org or Tim Neu KCØLQL at email@example.com.