Willmar Area EAR

Welcome to Willmar Area Emergency Amateur Radio. This site is dedicated to amateur radio communications in Willmar, MN and the surrounding area including all of Kandiyohi County.


The next meeting is April 29th at 6:00pm. Skywarn training will follow at 7:00pm. This meeting is the reschedule of the April 10th meeting that was postponed due to weather. The meeting will be held at the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad building located at 213 SE Lakeland Dr in Willmar.

There is an opportunity to assist at the 2019 area-wide Ripley Rendezvous being held at Camp Ripley in Little Falls on May 18. This is a Boy Scouts of America program and volunteers are needed to help relay information and possibly do some show and tell events with the scouts. Interested parties should contact ace.bonnema@kcmn.us or 320-231-6520.

Test Nets

The club holds weekly test nets. All nets start on the 146.910- repeater but may also test the 147.0300- repeater. Test nets are on every Sunday at 7:00pm.

Net Control Opportunities

Contact Ace Bonnema.


The club operates three repeaters in partnership with Kandiyohi County Emergency Management.

Frequency Tone Description
146.910- MHz None weather spotting and wide area traffic
147.030- MHz None local traffic
444.800 MHz 146.2 Hz local traffic