Great Things Are Happening
At The Saint Cloud Amateur Radio Club!
News and Events
Because of Covid Restrictions, for now, our meetings will be held “Virtually” on Google Meet. All of our meetings can be accessed via your computer’s camera/microphone.
The SCARC Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 Virtual General Meeting @ 7:00pm can be accessed HERE
Skywarn requires Spotters to be trained at least once every two years, and most all Central MN Skywarn Members are now in need of Re-Training. This year, we will be providing Skywarn Spotter Training “Virtually”. Our first Virtual Training Session will be held February 4, 2021 starting @ 7:15pm, and should last about 2.5 hours. This first session will be for Past & Present Members of The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club and/or Past & Present Members of Central MN Skywarn only.
If you are a Past or Present Member of The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club, or a Past or Present Member of Central MN Skywarn, I encourage you to sign up for this training.
To sign up for the Training, click on this LINK, and it will re-direct you to the Sign Up Form. Or to learn more about CMEC, click on EMCOMM at the top of any page and you will be presented with our vision of CMEC. CMEC and/or Central MN Skywarn Members are required to have a full Membership in the Club, or a CMEC Member only Membership.
We will also be providing additional Skywarn Spotter Training Sessions for the General Public in the next several weeks. If you fall into this category, check back on this page often.
The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club
Saint Cloud is located in central Minnesota and is the largest population center in state’s central region. The City of St. Cloud was named after the city of Saint-Cloud, France (in Île-de-France, near Paris), which was named after the 6th-century French monk Clodoald. Saint Cloud was incorporated in 1856. It developed from three distinct settlements, known as Upper Town, Middle Town, and Lower Town, that were established by European-American settlers starting in 1853. What is now the St. Cloud area was occupied by various indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Europeans encountered the Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Winnebago when they started to trade with Native American peoples.
The Saint Cloud Amateur Radio Club is a passionate group of Ham Radio Operators committed to our hobby, as well as serving the public through areas such as SKYWARN, Local and National Emergency Communications, Public Service, Education, and more. We are 103 years old, and actually out date the ARRL.
We are one of the few clubs in the nation that owns and operates it’s own Clubhouse. Located physically in Waite Park, Minnesota, our clubhouse gives us a great place to pursue our hobby and serve our community.
Our Hamfest, The Cabin Fever Reliever, is held annually in Saint Cloud, and is one of the largest Hamfests in the State of Minnesota. We work year round planning the event in hopes of providing Hams with the best Hamfest experience possible. You will find us at some of the events around the area where we provide radio communication, help with traffic direction, provide first-aid when necessary, and just enjoy all the people involved.
Our meetings consist of EMCOMM on the first Thursday of the month, Board of Directors on the second Thursday of the month, and The General Membership on the third Thursday of the month. We also get together on Monday Nights from 5 pm to 7 pm, or later, for what we call project night. Project Night is just what it sounds like. We work on different projects that come up, help each other with programming radios, clubhouse maintenance, face-to-face ragchew, and more.
We love visitors at all of our functions, and invite anyone to visit us anytime!