South East Metro Amateur Radio Club
In April of 2013 the Club has a new home located at the
Zion Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove, MN moving from the Fire Station
Two was due to growth in the cities fire division causing a need for
more space. We thank the Fire Service for their many years of
providing us a home for the Club. We continue to work with and
support the City of Cottage Grove in their emergency preparedness
SEMARC is a general interest amateur radio club devoted
to serving its members and the amateur radio community in general. It
is affiliated with ARRL (The National Association for Amateur radio) and
supports the programs of that association.
The club has programs that support the community as with
our youth education and student scholarship
program, public service and
emergency communications, participating with the
Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) organization as a partner with
the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) and providing testing
opportunities to get your amateur radio license with our
volunteer examiner teams.
Our public service participation includes Special events
for the City of Cottage Grove. In the past
our members have participated in "Darien's Dash", "The Woodbury Country
Mile", "Strawberry Fest", National Nigh Out and other charitable events requiring
As SEMARC meetings are in Cottage Grove, Minnesota the
club draws members primarily from South Washington and Dakota Counties
but everyone is welcome.
The club's 2 meter repeater operates on 146.985 MHz with
a minus off-set and no tone is required. This repeater provides excellent coverage
with its transmitter
located in Inver Grove Heights. Our second repeater is 147.18 with
a plus offset and tone of 74.4 being use for our ARES operations.
For fun, we have special events like Fox Hunts and we
operate during the annual amateur radio "Field Day" in June. Our
meetings include a short "business" meeting and have programs that are
either educational or entertaining.
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