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About


 

Club Volunteers


Position

Name

Call

Phone

President

John Faughn

KDØCAC

651.402.6482

Vice President

open



Treasurer

Allan Klein

WØNLY

651.291.8815

Secretary

Don Kelly

WA6ZMT

651.842.1000

Past President

George Power

KØGCP

651.222.1031

Board of Director (at large)

Orcena (Orcy) Lyle

WØQT

612.827.2707

Board of Director (at large)

Mike Thompson

A0ØMT


Membership Liaison

Twila Greenheck

NØJPH

651.483.1214

Membership Registrar

Dale Maroushek

NØPEY

651.777.5309

VE Team Liaison

Leon Dill

WØCOE

651.688.9964

Ground Wave Editor

Don Kelly

WA6ZMT

651.842.1000

Webmaster

Tom Bredemus

KCØINP


Public Information

Open



Program Chair

Jay Maher

NJØM

612.850.0810

Univ. of St. Thomas Liaison

Thomas Sturm

NØBGO

651.699.4270

Station Licenses Trustee

Thomas Sturm

NØBGO

651.699.4270

Repeater Committee

Terry Londoche

NØGOI


Education Coordinator

Allan Klein(temp. acting-need chair)

WØNLY

651.291.8815

Field Day Coordinators

Ed Jacobson

WBØVHF

952.884.2335

Emergency Service Liaison

Ralph Bierbaum

NØAWN

651.490.9859


Janet Bierbaum

KDØBZZ

651.490.9859

Social Event/Refreshment Coordinator

Jay Maher

NJØM

612.850.0810





Auction Chair

Dale Maroushek

NØPEY

651.777.5309

Door Prizes/Drawings

John Faughn

Assistant position open. Please help out and volunteer.

KDØCAC


651.402.6482



Member Technical Assistance

Brian McInerney

NØBM

651.738.5932

Circuit Builder’s Forum Chair

Orcena (Orcy) Lyle

WØQT

612.827.2707

10 Meter Friendly Net Mgr.

Marty Gammel

KAØNAN

651.646.5428

2 Meter Net Mgr.

John Faughn

KDØCAC

651.402.6482


Jim Feesl

AAØUP

651.343.9564

Club Historians

Dawn Holmberg

WXØZ

763.784.8835





Boy Scout Liaison

Jim Mohn

NØRQR

651.772.2657

    

 

The top seven people listed make up the Board of Directors.

This board meets on the second Friday of each month.

The board acts as the Annual Auction Committee.



Club Volunteers

Position

Name

Call

Phone

President


John Faughn


KD0CAC


651.402.6482

Vice President


open





Treasurer

Allan Klein

W0NLY

651.291.8815

Secretary

Don Kelly

WA6ZMT

952.474.2766

Past President

George Power


K0GCP


651.222.1031


Board of Director (at large)

Orcena (Orcy) Lyle

W0QT

612.827.2707

Board of Director (at large)

Mike Thompson

AE0MT

612.810.1653

       

The seven people listed make up the Board of Directors.

This board usually meets on the second Friday of each month.

The board acts as the Annual Auction Committee.

 

St Paul Radio Club

 

The St. Paul Radio Club, Inc. is a general interest amateur radio club where the primary focus is educational and social. It brings together like-minded folks in order to achieve in a group that which cannot be accomplished by the individual.

Visitors, new members and new hams are always welcome.

The general membership meetings are held on the first Friday of each month except for the months of June, July and August. The club meets at the University of St. Thomas, in coordination with the University’s Radio Club.

The St. Paul Radio Club is the oldest existing Amateur Radio club in the Twin Cities. It was founded in 1931 and it affiliated with the ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio, in December of that year.

Monthly Member Meetings

The club holds its general member meetings on the first Friday of each month except June, July and August. Meetings are on the University of St. Thomas Campus in Room LL-54 of the Owens Science Hall (OWS) on the SW corner of Cretin and Summit Avenues. This meeting schedule may change if there are conflicts with room scheduling or the University’s calendar. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm, preceded by a 30 minute social time/mini-ham-fest. See the website or call for specifics. (See the call list on page four.)

The meetings typically include a short business meeting and a program. The programs are either educational or entertaining and last about one hour. There are introductions, free refreshments are served and there is a raffle drawing for door prizes. All in all, the club has some of the best meetings of all the local radio clubs. Call on the club’s repeater for talk-in help (145.310MHz, no PL tone). All are welcome.

Monthly Breakfast

There is a breakfast each month of the year on the third Saturday of the month at 9:00 am. It is held at the Perkins in the Midway, corner of University and Snelling Avenues in St. Paul. Other social events are held as well.

Monthly Newsletter

The St. Paul Radio Club has published the "Ground Wave" newsletter for many years. Although we now restrict US Mail delivery to only those that specifically require it, it is sent by email to all paid members each month during the academic year. It is also available on the club website, at http://www.stpaulradioclub.org/.

Monthly VEC {ARRL} Testing

Amateur Radio is required to administer FCC amateur license tests, as the agency no longer does direct testing. The SPRC is affiliated with the ARRL testing program and holds these test sessions monthly at the Ramsey County Library in Maplewood. The VE sessions begin at 9:00 am on the first Saturday of each month. A reservation is suggested and the VE Coordinator’s telephone number is listed.

Classes for Amateur Radio

The club holds classes whenever there is enough interest to form a class. Usually, a Technician License class is held in the fall and a General License class is held in the spring. An Extra License class has been scheduled when requested. In addition, ARRL Emergency Communication classes are scheduled when there is enough demand.

Member Assistance Programs

The club has help available for members that require assistance with technical problems or help with projects outside their personal skills. The club also supports the efforts of The Handi-Hams Programs at Courage Center.

Club repeater at the University of St. Thomas

The 2 meter repeater is located in the University of St. Thomas O’Shaughnessy Science Building. The repeater operates on 145.310 MHz with a negative offset and no PL tone. The website has information about coverage and technical details.

Regular Nets

The 2 meter net is on the club repeater at 8:30 pm on Wednesdays and the 10 meter net is at 8:00 pm, also on Wednesdays. The 10 meter frequency is 28.310 MHz (USB) and we call it the "Friendly Net".

Annual Field Day

The annual field day and SPRC picnic is held every year on the last full weekend of June. Field day is an emergency simulation exercise held for 24 hours. The club usually holds this event in cooperation with The Mining Amateur Radio Club.

Contest Participation

The SPRC is not a strongly active contest club, but members participate in contests each year from their home stations.

Emergency Service Liaison & Public Service Events

The club does support Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) activities and other public service events on an individual member basis. We have an Emergency Service Liaison listed.

Special Projects

The club has a Circuit Builder’s Forum to provide member assistance for building projects. Special demonstration events are done on request such as transmitter hunts and APRS. There is an annual auction in January.

St. Paul Radio Club Website

Please see the website for more details about the club, a calendar of events, a photo album and how to join. http://www.stpaulradioclub.org

Club Contact Information

Contact any person on the table of volunteers on the rear cover for assistance or information. For mail inquiries send to:

St. Paul Radio Club

P. O. Box 9375

North St. Paul, MN 55109-0375

This brochure was updated 10/27/2015.