Bloomington Communications Group serving Bloomington, Minnesota for
WHO WE ARE
Bloomington Communications Group is a R.A.C.E.S. (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) group. Members are volunteer licensed amateur radio operators who provide auxiliary communication services solely at the request of the City of Bloomington.
The Bloomington Communications Group is charged with providing supplemental communications for the authorities of the City of Bloomington when the normal communications facilities are either not adequate for the situation, or are not functioning.
WHAT WE DO
PUBLIC SAFETY EVENTS
Our radio room at the Bloomington Police Department is one of three Skywarn Operations Centers in the metro area. To learn more about Bloomington Emergency Management and Skywarn, please visit our About Us page.
Members serve at non-emergency events which include: Summer Fete, National Night Out and River Rendezvous. To learn more about these events, please visit our Events page.
JOIN THE BLOOMINGTON COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Blooomington Communications Group is seeking licensed amateur radio operators who are interested in becoming members of the Bloomington Communications Group.
If you are interested, please complete the form on our Join page. All applicants must successfully complete a criminal background check to become a member.
MONTHLY OPERATIONS MEETING
The first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Haeg Conference Room at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, MN 55431. Meetings are 30 minutes. We use the Police Department entrance.
We have a robust training program for our members. Many of our training classes are open to non-BCG members. Visit our Calendar for classes, dates, and locations.