why join a ham radio club?

Joining a ham radio club is a great way to meet and network with fellow ham radio operators. The other members in a club have a wealth of knowledge. They can help you get started in your ham radio journey.

ham radio clubs in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities Repeater Club is a public service-oriented non-profit club. They’re active in Skywarn and other public service communications support. They operate four repeaters located in the south Twin Cities metro area.

Twin Cities FM Club

The Twin Cities FM Club is a VHF/UHF-focused club located in the west Twin Cities metro. They host multiple on-air nets, events and participate in the Metro Skywarn program.

The Maple Grove Radio Club is heavily focused on public service communications. Members do a lot of volunteering for ARES/Skywarn and in support of local events. They are based in Maple Grove but have members from all over the Twin Cities area.

SEMARC is a general interest amateur radio club based in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, devoted to serving its members and the amateur radio community in general.

The club has programs that support the community as with a youth education and student scholarship program, public service and emergency communications, participating with the Washington County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) organization as a partner with the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA), and sponsoring testing opportunities to get your amateur radio license with their testing team.

The Isanti County Radio Club (ICRC) welcomes all licensed and unlicensed individuals who are interested in ham radio to attend our meetings. Located in Isanti County, MN using the club callsign W0ICR, they’re a innovative ham radio club and welcome members at all levels of experience. They are eager to help those thinking about getting their license answer any questions and to help grow the ham community.

They’re also active in Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) activities for those interested in giving back to the community.

Founded in 1955, The Anoka County Radio Club is a group of ham radio enthusiasts who live in and around Anoka County. They’re active in Skywarn, ham radio testing and offer communication services to Anoka County organizations, especially during emergency or disaster situations.

The Minnesota Amateur Group of Independent Communicators (MAGIC) club operates multiple VHF/UHF repeaters that serve the Twin Cities metro area. One of the repeaters serves as a backup repeater for Metro Skywarn in the Twin cities, and another is the primary repeater for Skywarn in Mille Lacs County, MN.

The Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) is about furthering the exchange of information and cooperation among to promote amateur radio knowledge. They volunteer throughout the year helping local organization with communications.

The Northern Lights Radio Society is an organization of Upper Midwest amateur radio operators who are active in weak signal SSB, CW, and digital work on the VHF, UHF, and microwave bands. The majority of our members are located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, but they also have members in the Dakotas, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Canada.

SMARTS (Southwest Metro Amateur Radio Transmitting Society) is an Amateur Radio club in the Southwest metro.  They’re dedicated to serving the community through Skywarn/ARES and advancing the hobby of amateur radio in technical discussions.

The Richfield Amateur Radio Club promotes and encourages the use of amateur radio in the City of Richfield and surrounding communities. Especially the advancement of amateur radio education and its use in public service via the development of a viable communications network.

Where are ham radio clubs located?

We’re lucky in the Twin Cities to have many amateur radio clubs available across the metro area. Whether you live in Minnetonka, Stillwater, Bloomington or Anoka — there are clubs nearby that can help you.



Not finding a local club in your area? Wondering where to turn next for help? Join the Minnesota Ham Radio Discord server. Discord is a messaging platform you can download on your desktop or mobile device and connect with other hams across Minnesota today!