Midwest Radio Association KØMSP

Welcome to the website of The Midwest Radio Association

The Midwest Radio Association is an Amateur Radio group that is dedicated to public service within our community. Our organization also encourages and fosters mutual interest in technology and Amateur Radio communications. We are an informal group who likes to make Ham Radio fun! Currently there are no formal meetings held.

The MRA operates, maintains, and provides funding for site rental expenses for repeaters on the 2-meter and 70-centimeter Amateur Radio bands, which operate under the club call sign KØMSP. MRA repeaters are open and all appropriately licensed Amateur Radio operators (Technician class license or higher) are welcome to use them. Our 2 Meter multi-receive-site repeater offers wide area coverage for Minneapolis/Saint Paul and surrounding areas, while our UHF repeater covers the northwest suburban areas. Members can usually be found monitoring the 145.370 MHz (PL 107.2Hz) repeater. We would be delighted to have you join us!

We encourage the use of our repeaters for public service and disaster related communications. If your organization is holding an event that requires wide area communications (drills, nets, parades, marathons, festivals, etc.) we would be happy to assist.

If you are not a licensed Amateur Radio operator ("Ham") and are interested in learning more about the hobby and/or would like to earn your Amateur Radio license, we encourage you to visit the ARRL website. Here you will learn what Ham Radio is about, information you need for getting licensed and search the ARRL database to find an Amateur Radio license class in your area. Ham Radio is fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline in times of disaster. It is a hobby that is easy to get involved in, and will last a lifetime.