Hams in the Park

Corona Virus Update

Until further notice “Hams in the Park” will become “Hams in the Back Yard” due to social distancing requirements. We encourage Hams to take some time off during Hams in the Park and work with their equipment in their own, safe environment. Coordinate Hams in the Park activities on MNWis and let’s see if we can make some contacts (both Fusion and HF)!

Come on over and set up your radio gear, HF, QRP, VHF, UHF, satellite, or whatever and enjoy the company of like-minded friends. Show off your equipment, see what others have, compare notes, learn and have fun! This is not a contest just a place for hams and those interested in Amateur Radio to get together and share the hobby.We encourage other groups to hold their own “Hams in the Park”. If you do, let us know! If it’s on the same day, let’s try to make contact via HF and, of course, Fusion. We’ll post your event(s) here. Let us know about your plans by sending Email to park at HamOperator dot com or reaching us on the HamOperator About page.

Different park locations should try to coordinate using MNWis. From there we can work on park-to-park communications using HF modes.

2020 Season

The 2020 season dates have been posted on the calendar. Dates are April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug 8, Sept 12, Oct 10.

These events are sponsored by BARS. All events are at Long Lake Regional Park except for August which is held at Turtle Lake County Park. See below for more information.

Other Parks

Can’t make it our event? Have your own event then! We’re looking to partner with other groups who are having their own “Hams in the Park”. We’ll list other park event details here.

Photo Gallery

Visit the Hams in the Park Photo Gallery for a look at past events.

Directions – For Long Lake Park

  • 35W from the South: Exit at West County Road E2 (26). Head West then turn right on 5th Ave NW. Continue onto Old Hwy 8.
  • 35W from the North: Take 694 West
  • From 694: Exit on Long Lake Road (40). Turn south and follow 10th St NW to Old Hwy 8. Travel north on Old Hwy 8 to the park entrance.
  • At the park entrance, travel past the railroad tracks then turn right. We’ll be in or around the parking lot.

There are bathrooms but no power hook ups. There are many trees and open areas or for antenna placement, along with open areas available to set up a table.

For more information contact Chuck, K0ORK via ARRL E-mail using his callsign at arrl.net.

Map to Park

Long Lake Park Map Directions

Park Map

Long Lake Park MapTurtle Lake County Park