Author: Lee Denny

Central MN Emergency Communications
Welfare Net Returns 11/26/2021 @ 7:00 PM

On March 17, 2020, The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club started the Central MN Emergency Communications Welfare Net on our 147.015 Emergency Communications Repeater. Our goal was simple — to check on the current Welfare and Emergency needs of Anyone within reach of the repeater. For the most part, everyone was fine, but we did have a few issues where SCARC was able to provide assistance We ran that net for 501 consecutive days with over 9000 Check-Ins. After 501 days, we felt that the “climate” had healed itself a bit, and that the Net was no longer needed.

But, in these current unsettled times, we see the need again. Starting, tonight 11/26/2021 @ 7:00 PM, we will start it up again on a daily basis. Please join us to simply let us know if you are doing Ok, and if you have any Emergency Needs that we may be able to assist with.

Amateur Radio License Testing
Saturday November 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM

The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club will be hosting Amateur Radio License Testing on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at our Clubhouse administered via LAUREL VEC.

Pre-registration is preferred in order to reserve your spot. Walkins are permitted.

Click Here to Pre-Register

Once you have completed Pre-Registration, you will be contacted via Phone for any additional information needed, and to confirm your spot.


Now is the time to start studying, pass your License Test, and become a Ham! Or, maybe it’s time to upgrade to General or Extra class.

Where is the Clubhouse?

401 4th St North,
Waite Park, MN 56387


St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club
Seasonal Gathering Nov 18, 2021

A Great Time was had by all at the 2021 Seasonal Gathering!

About 40 people attended to have a Good Time, Elect the Executive Board, win some Awesome Prizes, and talk about all things Ham Radio.

The newly elected Executive Committee consists of:
President – Randy Welsand, WJ0L
Vice President – Jim Schmidt, KE0BEH
Secretary – Jay Blomquist, KE0OGD
Treasurer – Kay Welsand, KB0CEF

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This Year’s W0SV Seasonal Gathering will be held at El Loro in Sauk Rapids.
415 N Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Come join us on November 18, 2021. All St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club Members, Family, & Guests are Welcome at The Seasonal Gathering.

Happy Hour starts at 4:00 PM, we will eat around 6:00 PM, and the General Meeting will follow.
At this meeting we will elect the St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club Executive Board for the next two years.

There will also be a whole host of Door Prizes given away for our current members.

Hope to see you all there!!!

Amateur Radio License Testing
Saturday November 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM

VE Testing


The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club will be hosting Amateur Radio License Testing on Saturday November 13, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM at our Clubhouse.

The cost to test is $15.00. Re-test of the same class exam is an additional $15.00. If you pass an exam, the next class license exam is no charge. You MUST have an FRN to test. Pre-Registration is required by calling 320-333-7431. Please Leave A Message.

Now is the time to start studying, pass your License Test, and become a Ham! Or, maybe it’s time to upgrade to General or Extra class.

The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club fulfills the needs and goodwill of the general public in the field of communications in time of natural disasters, such as in tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and at the time of any other emergency that may occur. We also help with various events around the area providing radio support and manpower. Being a Ham is an incredibly fun and rewarding hobby. When you pass your Technician Test, you will receive your first year’s membership in the Club. That way, we can get to know you and help you get started in the Hobby. Join us and start a new adventure in Fun, Fellowship, and Community.

Please feel free to Contact W0SV with any questions.

Where is the Clubhouse?

401 4th St North,
Waite Park, MN 56387


Amateur Radio License Testing
Saturday October 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Another Great LAUREL VEC Testing Session!!
One passed Technician and General, and Two new Technicians.

The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club will be hosting Amateur Radio License Testing on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at our Clubhouse administered via LAUREL VEC.

Pre-registration is preferred in order to reserve your spot. Walkins are permitted.

Click Here to Pre-Register

Once you have completed Pre-Registration, you will be contacted via Phone for any additional information needed, and to confirm your spot.


Now is the time to start studying, pass your License Test, and become a Ham! Or, maybe it’s time to upgrade to General or Extra class.

Where is the Clubhouse?

401 4th St North,
Waite Park, MN 56387