Hiawatha Amateur Radio
The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association was formed to
facilitate the exchange of information and general cooperation among members, promote radio
knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, further the exchange of
information and cooperation between law enforcement and emergency preparedness personnel,
lessening the burdens of government in providing much needed communications in
times of emergency and or disaster, as well as to be of service to the community at large,
and to conduct club programs and activities so as to advance the general interest and
welfare of amateur radio.
Back in 1932, a group of 15
amateurs decided to form an Amateur Radio Club. It was the first of its kind in
Marquette County, known as the Marquette Radio Assn. In 1933, they became chartered
with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and were
renamed the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association of Marquette County. The club has the
original charter as well as a certificate acknowledging 50 years of ARRL affiliation.
In 1935, the club sponsored the Michigan State Convention of amateur radio operators.
The club also sponsored the 1st U.P. Hamfest.
HARA OFFICERS FOR 2015
Lou Gembolis - KG8NK - President
Jack Nelson - N8JRN - Vice President
Michael Beltz - KD8JIR - Secretary
Lucille Scotti - KD8PTE - Treasurer
Lou Gembolis - KG8NK
Jack Nelson - N8JRN
Michael Beltz - KD8JIR
Lucille Scotti - KD8PTE
Greg Hanson - KI8AF
Lee Rowe - KD8BJC
Fred Mouser - KD8JIP
Standing Wave - Club Newsletter
HARA membership? New member or need to renew your membership?
Dues can be mailed to the:
Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association
P.O. Box 1183
Marquette, MI 49855
Dues annual rate structure:
Single $15.00, Family $20.00, Associate $10.00
Family associate $15.00, Student $7.50.
HARA Constitution and Bylaws
American Radio Relay
For Amateur Radio News and
ARRL Incoming QSL
Service - ARRL Outgoing QSL Service
ARRL Michigan ~ Serving amateur radio
operators throughout Michigan.
Repeaters and Comm
Call-sign, Rptr Xmit/Rx Freq - Tone -
K8LOD, 147.27 / .87 - 100 Hz PL - Marquette
IRLP (node number 8461) and Echolink (node number
KC8BAN, 147.195 / .795 - Grand Marais
KE8IL, 146.97 / .37 - 100 Hz PL - Marquette (How To Echolink )
K8LOD, 146.91 / .31 - Ishpeming
K8LOD, 146.82 / .22 - 100 Hz PL - Ely Township
K8LOD, 146.64 / .04 - 100 Hz PL - Gwinn
KC8BAN, 145.410 / 144.81 - 100 Hz PL - Wetmore
KE8IL, 444.80 / 449.80 - Marquette
KBØP, 443.50 / 448.50 - 100 Hz PL - 100W - Ishpeming
K8LOD, 443.45 / 448.45 - 100 Hz PL - Marquette
K8LOD-3, 144.39 - APRS Digi Marquette
The linked system consists of (west to east) 146.820, 147.270, 443.450, 146.640, 145.410,
and 147.195 repeaters.
147.27 MHz Repeater Sunday Night Net - 7:00 P.M.
3.921 MHz Upper Peninsula Net ( www.michupnet.com
5:00 P.M. daily plus noon on Sunday
Amateur Radio License Exams
License exams: Exams are held throughout
the year at the Marquette County Health Dept. Bldg (lower level), U.S. 41 just east of the
Michigan State Police Post. You MUST preregister at least by the Tuesday evening
preceding the Saturday test date. Test dates are listed below. Contact Rich,
N8GBA, at 249-3837 or e-mail N8GBA for more
information. You can also contact Greg, KI8AF, at 225-1594.
Current Activities ( 2016 ):
January 7 - Club meeting
January 23rd through 24th - Noquemanon Ski Race
February 4 - Club meeting
February 6 - Swap'n'Shop
February 11th through 15th - UP200/MNR
March 3 - Club meeting
March 12 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
April 7 - Club meeting
May 5 - Club meeting
June 2 - Club meeting
June 11 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
July 7 - Club meeting
Aug 4 - Club meeting
September 1 - Club meeting
September 10 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
October 6 - Club meeting
November 3 - Club meeting
December 1 - Club meeting/Christmas Party
December 10 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.