St Cloud Hamfest Saturday Feb/18/2017

Today was a fantastic day for a Hamfest in St Joseph Minnesota, just West of St Cloud. Both the MNDMR group and the MinnesotaDMR group made their appearances and shared knowledge with the Amateur community. Trygve filled a room upstairs at 10:15 with his excellent presentation about DMR and the available resources online. The presentation is attached to this posting.

We had plenty of visitors and updated the firmware of quite a good number of radios. The MD380-Tools updates were installed and new users walked through the many capabilities of these devices and the new features available after patching (hacking). The MMDVM and DVMega Hotspots were demo’ed and nationwide QSO demos made to Florida and New York on low power.

Over at the MNDMR table, Nagi was selling the MD380 radio at his cost. I understand he sold 18 radios today, so I’m looking forward to hearing all the new hams joining us on DMR.

I really enjoyed catching up with people and having those full duplex eyeball QSO sessions. Radios are fun, catching up in person tops all that technology.


DMR Radio 1702 <– Presentation from Trygve <–

Credit and Thanks to John, KAØKMJ for sharing this candid photo!

3 thoughts on “St Cloud Hamfest Saturday Feb/18/2017”

  1. I was at the fest as well and picked up an MD-380. Wow…. a lot to learn here about the repeaters, talk groups, etc., etc., etc. 🙂 Looking forward to making the next Nates Fat Eggs.
    Bob WB0POQ

  2. 2019 The St Cloud Amateur Radio Club is having our Annual Hamfest February 9th 2019 at the St Cloud Armory General admissions $8.00 Large Swap meet with radios, antennas, computers and more. Ham Radio testing will be offered and you admission enters you into a chance to win Door Prizes!
    visit our website for more information

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