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.
American Radio Relay
For Amateur Radio News and
ARRL Incoming QSL
Service - ARRL Outgoing QSL Service
ARRL Michigan ~ Serving amateur radio operators
Repeaters and Comm
Call-sign, Rptr Xmit/Rx Freq - Tone -
KG8YT, 147.27 / .87 - 100 Hz PL - Marquette
IRLP (node number 8461) and Echolink (node number 507166/ KBØP-L)
K8KIT, 147.195 / .795 - Grand Marais
KE8IL, 146.97 / .37 - Marquette (How To Echolink
K8LOD, 146.91 / .31 - Ishpeming
KBØP, 146.82 / .22 - Ely Township
N8RZZ, 146.64 / .04 - Gwinn
KC8BAN, 145.410 / 144.81 - 100 Hz PL - Wetmore
KE8IL, 444.80 / 449.80 - Marquette
N8PUM, 444.200 / 449.20 - Echolink (kbØp-L) - Ishpeming
KBØP, 443.50 / 448.50 - 100 Hz PL - 100W - Negaunee
K8LOD, 443.45 / 448.45 - 100 Hz PL - Marquette
K8LOD-3, 144.39 - APRS Digi Marquette
K8LOD-7, 145.09 - Packet Node Mqt
The linked system consists of (west to east) 147.270, 443.450, 146.640, 145.410, and 147.195
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 (V.E.
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. Contact Rich Schwenke, N8GBA at 906-249-3837 or e-mail N8GBA for more information.
Current Activities (2013):
January 3th - Club meeting
January 26th and 27th - Noquemanon Ski Race
February 2nd - Swap'n'Shop
February 7th - Club meeting
February 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th - UP200/MNR
March 7th - Club meeting
April 4th - Club meeting
May 2nd - Club meeting
June 6th - Club meeting
July 4th - No meeting
The annual HARA picnic will be held August 1st!
PLACE: Ishpeming Township Hall (Same place as last year.)
TIME: 6:00 P.M. (Eat at 6:30 P.M.)
HARA will provide hot dogs, brats, sloppy joes, buns, chips, pop and coffee. Please bring a
dish to pass.
We will have to know if you are planning on attending. Please contact:
LANE WD8PAJ firstname.lastname@example.org 486-8697
LOU KG8NK email@example.com 485-5442
Picnic will be held inside if raining! Note: food will be cooked inside - no grill - so if you
bring anything to grill you have to bring your own grill!
September 5th - Club meeting
October 3rd - Club meeting
November 7th - Club meeting
December 5th - Club meeting/Christmas Party