Frequently Asked Questions


These are the most common questions you might ask. We think we thought of every question. But if you really need to ask further, our contact info is included below.

Have questions about the Minnesota Amateur Radio Convention? We’ve got answers for you below to your most frequently asked questions!

How much does it cost to attend the convention?
 After September 30th- we will take registrations however the price increases to $40  10/1 through day of October 14, 2023.

Will lunch be provided?
The price of admission includes lunch. When you register you will be asked if you want a regular meal, vegan or gluten free.  Please select the one that you would normally get. We will have a limited number of the Gluten Free and Vegan Meals. Also, Guaranteed lunch will stop effectively on 10/8 at 11:59PM  in order for us to provide info to our caterer.

Do I need to pay for parking
There is no charge for parking.

How do I get to the Convention?
Hennepin Technical College North Campus is located on the East side of Hwy 169 on Brooklyn Blvd. This is the exit just North of I-94 (694)  Park to the right as you enter the campus near the auditorium. Park only in unmarked spots (not in faculty or visitor spots).

Do you have any hotel recommendations?
Sorry, we are not supporting or recommending any hotels for this convention.

Is there a schedule available?
We will have the schedule of seminars after the first deadline of regular registration on September 30. Generally the seminars are being offered for 40 to 45 minutes starting on the hour from 9am with the last class starting at 3PM, with the ARRL Forum and Lunch during that time.

What kind of presentations will you have?
The seminars are all listed with descriptions on the information page- Please go there for the answers.

What if I signed up, then find out I can’t attend, Can I get a refund?
We are not able to provide refunds.  We will accept a transfer of your registration to another person. You may settle with that person.  You must tell us, so we can register that person in your place. You must email the info to with all the same info and that persons selections for seminars. We will contact them to verify the change. All requests for transfers must be completed by 10/11/2023 so we have time to make the changes.  You will get an email confirmation back.

Can I register the day of the conference?
Yes, you may register the day of the conference at the late fee rate, but we are unable to guarantee you will have lunch; you are strongly advised to bring your own lunch.

Hopefully we have answered most of your questions, but if not, we are waiting for your question.