TwinsLAN Digital Amateur Radio Club


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TwinsLAN is Minnesota's only amateur radio club devoted to digital communications.  TwinsLAN maintains a packet radio network in the Twin Cities and undertakes other projects, many of which are described in these pages.

Upcoming TwinsLAN Events




January 10, 2015
March 14, 2015
May 9, 2015
September 12, 2015
November 14, 2015

Always the second Saturday of the odd months: Jan, Mar, May, Sept, Nov.
No member meetings in July.

Board meetings are in the even months when needed.



  • Jan 10, 10 am -- Crystal (Rockford Road) Public Library (confirmed)
    6401 42nd Ave N, 55427 (by City Hall)
    W on 42nd Ave from Hwy100, 1 blk past Douglas Dr.
  • Mar 14, 10 am -- Crystal (Rockford Road) Public Library (proposed)
    6401 42nd Ave N, 55427 (by City Hall)
    W on 42nd Ave from Hwy100, 1 blk past Douglas Dr.
  • Network updates, and regular business.
  • Join us for coffee 8:30AM at the site nearest the library:
    St Anthony -- Caribou Coffee, 1730 New Brighton Blvd, east of Target.
    Moundsview -- Caribou Coffee, Cty Rd I & Cty Rd 10.
    Crystal -- Country Kitchen, 7849 42nd Ave N, 1 mile W of library, 1/2 blk E of Winnetka & 42nd Ave.
    St Louis Pk -- Caribou Coffee, Knollwood Plaza, W of Louisiana on Hwy 7.
    Golden Valley -- Dunn Bros, NW corner of Winnetka & Golden Valley Road.
Jan 17, 2015
Feb 21, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
May 16, 2015
Jun 20, 2015

Always the third Saturday of the month.

Work Party


  • 10 am -- Macalaster-Plymouth United Church
    1658 Lincoln Ave, St Paul, 55105
    One block west of Snelling on Grand, two blocks south to the church. Use the south parking lot, enter on the WEST end of the building. Down the hall past the elevator, down the stairs, down the hall, last room on the right.
  • Design, program, and test equipment for linking D-STAR data repeaters over a HSMM WiFi network. Integrate VHF/UHF packet nodes and Trivnet database into the HSMM network.
  • Project in association with Metro Skywarn and the digital network.
June 6, 2015 (unconfirmed)

Always the first Saturday of June.



  • 7 am to 1 pm -- 3M Center
    East of St Paul on I-94, north on McKnight Road,
    east on Conway Ave, south on 5th Street.
  • Seller lineup starts about 6 am.
    Seller setup begins at 6:45 am.
    Buyers enter at 7 am.
  • Talk-in on the 147.120+ repeater.
  • Follow the Tailgate Swapfest link for full information.


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