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 July 10th at 6:30pm. We plan to vote on club bylaws at this meeting so it is important that everyone attend. A presentation on the possibility of adding secondary recieve sites and digital modes to the repeaters is also planned. The meeting will be held at the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad building located at 213 SE Lakeland Dr in Willmar.

We are now looking for volunteers to help at the MS Bike event in July which Willmar will be the host city. This event will bring people to the Willmar Area on July 21 where they will camp at the Willmar Civic Center grounds. There will be entertainment and activities for the bikers to enjoy before pedaling out the next morning, across western MN for the week. The bikers will return to Willmar on July 26. We are looking for Hams that can help with traffic, security and possibly relaying information on both Sunday and Friday. If interested, please contact Ace (KB0MNU) at 320-231-6520 or ace.bonnema@kcmn.us by July 10.

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