Updated St. Paul Radio Club Information

Club Volunteers
PresidentDale MaroushekNØPEY651.238.5720n0pey@arrl.net
Vice PresidentKevin WelnaW5LNA651.354.5515kwelna@gmail.com
TreasurerGeorge PowerKØGCP651.233.3215georgecpower@gmail.com
SecretaryArt ThellNØIWQ651.492.0254thellaj@comcast.net
Past PresidentRalph BierbaumNØAWN651.490.9859rwbierbaum@comcast.net
Director at LargeDon KellyWA6ZMT651.276.4838dk@donkelly.biz
Director at LargeBob WalshWCØJ612.201.0818Brw.fsc@gmail.com

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

This board usually meets the first Friday of each month, before the general membership meeting.

The board acts as the Annual Auction Committee.

 Contact any of the volunteers, above, for assistance or information.

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

Saint Paul Radio Club

P. O. Box 9375

North St. Paul, MN 55109-0375

Please send updates to Dale Maroushek at n0pey@arrl.net

Updated 10/11/2023

Saint Paul Radio Club

The Saint Paul Radio Club (SPRC), is a general-interest amateur radio club where the primary focuses are 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 hams and hopefully new members are always welcome.

The Saint Paul Radio Club is the oldest existing Amateur Radio club in the Twin Cities. It was founded in 1931 and affiliated with the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), The National Association for Amateur Radio, in November of that year.

For more information: www.arrl.org

Monthly Member Meetings

The club meeting schedule may change if there are conflicts with room scheduling or the High School’s calendar.  Our meetings start with a social gathering at 7:00 PM, and then a short business meeting at 7:30 PM, followed by a snack break, then the program.  The programs are either educational or informational and last about one hour.  See the website or call for specifics to any of the officers on page four of this brochure.

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 in The Commons Meeting Room in the John R. Albers Center at Cretin-Derham Hall High School, 555 Hamline Ave. S., St. Paul, Minnesota.

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 Denny’s Restaurant in the Midway area, corner of University Avenue and Fry Street in St. Paul.  Everyone is welcome to this social event and we often have a mix of members, non-members and non-amateur-radio folks.

Monthly Newsletter

The Saint Paul Radio Club has published the “Ground Wave” newsletter for many years.  It is sent via email to all paid members each month during the academic year. The “Ground Wave” is available on the club website, at www.stpaulradioclub.org

Monthly Amateur Radio License Examinations

The Saint Paul Radio Club is affiliated with the ARRL testing program and holds these exam sessions monthly at the Galilee Lutheran Church, 145 North McCarrons Boulevard, Roseville. The testing sessions begin at 9:30 AM on the first Saturday of each month, September through June (no sessions in July or August). Reservations are required by contacting the exam Liaison, Ron Lundeen, KØKWN, Telephone 320-321-2744 or e-mail Ronald@lundeen.net

Club Repeaters

Our 2-meter repeater is located on the east side of St. Paul. The repeater operates on 145.310 MHz with a negative offset and a PL tone of 114.8. The website has information about coverage and technical details. Our new Fusion repeater is located in north Maplewood and operates on 442.450 MHz with a positive offset and a PL tone of 114.8 Hz.

Regular Nets

Nets meet on Wednesdays with the 10 meter “Friendly Net” on 28.310 MHz (USB) at 7:30 PM and the 2-meter net is on the club repeater at 8:30 PM.  A net has not been established for the Fusion repeater at this time.

Annual Field Day

The annual field day event is an emergency simulation exercise held for 24 hours on the last full weekend of June — it is the best time to observe, learn, participate, operate and enjoy the camaraderie of Amateur Radio. We usually have air conditioned stations and the food is fantastic! The club usually holds this event in conjunction with the Mining Amateur Radio Club, out of Benson Airport in White Bear Lake, MN.

Contest Participation

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

Emergency Service and Public Service Events

The club supports Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) activities and Public Service events on an individual member basis.

Special Projects

Special demonstration events are done occasionally, such as transmitter hunts and APRS. There is an annual Auction in January with proceeds donated to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund.  We award the Club’s Ham of the Year certificate at the annual Banquet in April.


We have a Facebook group found by searching for “St. Paul Radio Club.”

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. www.stpaulradioclub.org