As we begin the new year, Don’t forget to renew your membership. Membership is due the first of the year, the cost remains the same at $25. Dues can be paid at any meeting, by mail* or online, using PayPal. We ask that you include your call and email address when you renew online (PayPal) so we can make sure we have your current information.
Your dues help support the club, and our various activities during the year. We can’t thank you enough for every ones support!
If paying by mail, please make note of our address change: SMARTS Radio Club 535 Concord Cir. Chaska, MN 55318
We would like to thank everyone that joined us for Smartsfest this year. There were a lot of Ham Radio related activities happening on Saturday and we’re sincerely grateful that you chose to join us. Please feel free to share you comments, thoughts and suggestions so that we can continue to make Smartsfest the best we can.
We would also like to give another round of thanks to our sponsors, the VE team and the Northern Lights Radio Society for their donation of products and time to help make Smartsfest a great event.
The SMARTS Radio Club will be participating in the 2019 Radio Field Day activities on June 21, 22 and 23 from Lions Park in Carver Minnesota. Please make plans to join us for the fun and festivities as we log contacts and practice emergency preparedness. The weekend camping crew will be on-site by 3:00 pm on Friday. We look forward to seeing you there.
Lions Park is located at 700 Mount Hope Road in Carver, MN.
Directions from Hwy 212:
Go North on Jonathan Carver Parkway
Right on County Road 61
Right on Mt. Hope Road
Frequencies in use
Talk-in: 147.165 WB0RMK Repeater
Setup & Support: 146.550 Simplex
Station coordination: 446.350 Simplex
*Assistance is available to help with programming your radios
Things to remember
Flashlight (extra batteries)
Change of Clothing
Stories to share
A little more about Field Day
The Field Day event is designed as an emergency preparedness exercise as well as a public demonstration, but more than anything, it is a fun way to get on the air. Each operator is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission and trained in the art and science of radio communication and basic electronics theory. Events such as Field Day help the Amateur Radio community learn how to best utilize our personal equipment to assist national and local service agencies such as FEMA and the Red Cross by providing reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is offline. This public service capability is often extended to local communities during non-emergency civic events such as parades, marathons and street festivals. Field Day is a great opportunity for us to share the science, service and skill that comes from our hobby in radio.
Visit the ARRL website for more information about Field Day