W0SV 2020 Field Day & License Testing

W0SV 2020 Field Day

Starting at 1 PM. Please join us if you can. With our Control Operators, Field Day will give you the ability to try all that we have to offer. And we have lots to offer — Analog (VHF 2 Meter [140], 1.25 Meter [220], & UHF 70 CM [440] with multiple repeaters and simplex), Worldwide Yaesu System Fusion Digital, Worldwide DMR Digital, Worldwide HF — 6 Meters through 160 Meters either direct or through computer enhanced software, as well as CW (Morse Code), MURS, GMRS, and probably even Satellite communications. Our EOC (Emergency Operations Center) where we provide Central Minnesota Skywarn, SCARC Emergency Communications, and support for the Central Minnesota Regional Hospital Coalition will be active as well. Hope to see you there!!

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W0SV Emergency Services Welfare Net

Starting tonight, 03/17/20 at 7:00 pm, W0SV, The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club, will institute a Daily Welfare Net on the W0SV Emergency Services Repeater – 147.015, Tone 100.0. The W0SV Emergency Services Repeater is currently monitored 24 hours a day for any emergency traffic.
It is our intention to check on the Welfare of Our Members, The Central Minnesota Regional Hospital Coalition, and Anyone that may need assistance during the current situation. If emergency assistance is needed by Anyone, we will do our very best to make any arrangements necessary. For the foreseeable future, we will meet via this net every night at 7:00 pm for any emergency traffic.

The format of this net will be as follows: we will call for checkins to the net, and then immediately ask for your status before the next checkin. One checkin at a time. There will be no Stand Downs at the end of the net, although we ask that you continue to listen for any announcements.

We encourage everyone to follow the suggested guidelines to maintain their health and welfare as we all work through the current issues.

04/16/20 Weather Awareness Week Drills

Greetings from Central Minnesota Skywarn!

This week is Weather Awareness Week and the National Weather Service will be conducting 2 Tornado Drills on Thursday, 04/16/20. They will be at 1:45 pm & 6:45 pm. The sirens may or may not be activated during the drills. In conjunction with both drills, Central Minnesota Skywarn will conduct nets on the W0SV Emergency Services Repeater — 147.015 Tone 100. I will call the nets at both start times, and end no more than 15 minutes later. This will help make sure that Central Minnesota Skywarn is ready, and I will report our status to the NWS in Chanhassen as well. The 6:45 net will be followed @7:00 pm by the W0SV Emergency Services Welfare Net, and The St Cloud Amateur Radio Club “On-Air” General Meeting will follow that.

Please try to check in to at least one of the 2 tornado drill nets when you can, as well as the Welfare Net. Then please feel free to listen in on the “On-Air” General Meeting.

And, lastly, Skywarn Dues are due as well. A 2 year Skywarn Only Membership is $20 for 2 years, or if you wish, a Full St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club Membership is $30 per year.

Amateur Radio License Testing
Saturday December 21, 2019

VE Testing

The St. Cloud Amateur Radio Club will be hosting Amateur Radio License Testing on Saturday, December 21st, 2019, at our Clubhouse.

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