New HAMs

SMARTS Class of 2016

Congratulations go out to Aaron Katzner, Christopher Kadlec, James Stromberg and Jon Schuelke for becoming the newest HAMs in the area.

Great job everyone, can’t wait to meet you on the air.


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SMARTS Radio Club & Sibley Emergency Radio Team
Proudly present
Saturday Sept. 24th


The SMARTS Radio Club along with the Sibley Emergency Radio Team will be holding SMARTSFEST 2016 on Saturday September 24th in Henderson, MN at the Henderson RoadHaus and Community Center located at 514 Main Street, Henderson, MN 56044.

Talk In will be on the WB0ERN repeater on a frequency of 146.610- with a tone of 136.5.

Doors Open at 8:00 AM
Breakfast Available 6 am – 11 am
VE Testing Available – Walk-Ins are welcome
QSL Card Checking for ARRL Awards

ADMISSION – $5 Adults – Children 16-Under Free
*Tables – $10 each and does not include admission*



SMARTSFEST Vendor Registration

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QSL Card Checking (SMARTSFEST 2016)

QSL Card Checking

QSL Card Checking

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SMARTSFEST 2016 (Save the Date)

Save the Date

SMARTS Radio Club & Sibley Emergency Radio Team
Proudly present
Saturday Sept. 24th

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Technician Class

Not sure how to get started in Amateur Radio?

We have a Technician Class starting on 1/13/2016.

Get the details here


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CVARC Hamfest 2015

CVARC Hamfest 2015

Sunday : August 2nd, 2015 From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hosted by the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (or CVARC)

Teamsters Hall
5000 J Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

Tickets at door $7.00. Parking is free.

More info at

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Radio Service/Repair Information

Repair Service Gary Grivna K0GX

Electronix Servicing
Amateur Radio Repair all Brands
6028 Candlewood Drive
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443-2019

Contact: Gary Grivna K0GX
Phone: 763-561-2836

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Upcoming events 2015

SUN – JULY 19th – ANNANDALE HOLT TRIATHLON – Bicycle Course Support – 07:30 AM STAGING/MEET – OPERATIONS 08:00 – 11:00 AM.  Operating around Lake Clearwater on county blacktops.   If you help out – Please seek Lee Lorentz/WB0TRA – Email:
SAT – JULY 25th – CHASKA RIVER CITY DAYS – 5K RUN – 07:30 AM STAGING/MEET – OPERATION from 08:00 AM thru 10:30 AM.   KC0QNA will be running lead on this — If you can help out – Email:  or call:  612-578-7561.

SUN – AUG 23rd  – WASECA TRIATHLON – 1/3 IRON SPRINT – 07:00 AM STAGING in City Park, then OPERATIONS from 08:00 AM til 12-NOON.  Staffing looking 15 – 20 Operators, if you are free to help, please reach out to Jon – WB0ZFH via email: .
SAT – AUG 8th – GAYLORD Eggstravaganza – GAYLORD WEEKEND Festival –
5K Race – 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Need 10 Operators
PARADE – 1:00 – 2:30 – 100+ Floats – Staging 12:00-NOON til 1 PM  – Needing 20+ Operators

FIRWORKS – PARK SECURITY for PD and Fireworks Staging area – 10 PM LAUNCH – Patrol from 7/8 PM til 11 PM and some parking relief for the PD.  Need 10 – 20 Operators here.   We will have the COUNTY EOC Trailer for BREAKS and Cool Down periods and I encourage operators to think of bringing their family as there will be a lot of fun things to do.   If you can FOCUS on our 3 events while their there on the grounds of the park.   If you can help – Please reach out to me – DON BURGESS – Email: or Call me:  612-578-7561.

SUN – OCT 4th – TWIN CITIES MARATHON – MPLS Side – Setup 06:30 – 07:30 AM – OPERATIONS from 08:00 AM TIL 12-Noon.  If you are interested in Helping — Please e-mail:  Mike-K0BUD at:   or

SUN – OCT 10th – Belle Plaine, MN – SCENIC BYWAY HALF MARATHON -Staging 07:00 AM – RACE 08:00 AM til 11:30 AM.   If you are interested, please reach out to DON-KC0QNA at: or call:  612-578-7561.   MN ARES Repeater will be used again for this special event this year.
SUN – OCT 18th – MANKATO MARATHON – Staging 07:00 AM – RACE BEGINS at 08:00 AM.  If you can help the Mankato Amateur Radio Club, please contact:  Paul-KD0KRX at:

5K RUN Race 1:00 PM  & PARADE 5:30 PM


If you are interested in supporting this special event, Please reach out to Don-KC0QNA at:   or call:  612-578-7561.

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Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

Here are a few pictures from our tour of the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting. There’s so much to see (and do) that the pictures alone are not enough to show it all.

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Pavek Museum Tour

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the Pavek Museum Tour.

Date: Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 PM.

We will meet at the museum shortly before the tour to allow everyone a chance to arrive.

Admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students.

Everyone is invited to attend, bring the kids.  It should be a fun event that everyone will enjoy.

Hope to see all of you there!

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