From the Upper Peninsula of Michigan along the southern shore of Lake Superior ~ Station  K 8 L O D
 The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association (HARA) monthly meeting is the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM, and is held at the Marquette County Health Department building, lower level.  It's located just east of the Michigan State Police Post on Highway US-41 between Marquette and Negaunee.
 
Anyone who has an interest in electronics, radio theory, communications, and serving the public is welcome.  Let Amateur Radio open up an whole new world to you.  Explore many operating modes including voice, television, several computer generated digital modes, and yes, even Morse code.  Communicate around the corner or around the world!
 
Amateur Radio is a licensed radio service.  To earn a license requires passing examinations regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, and we can guide you through the learning process.  The members and officers of the HARA are interested in sharing our enjoyable and interesting hobby with anyone who is curious about Amateur Radio and communications.  Please join us!
 
Welcome to the World of Ham Radio.  Need more information?
    1)  What is Ham Radio
    2)  Licensing-Education-Training
 
  Pres: Fred Mouser, KD8JIP ~ Click here for notes from our Club President.
  VP: Bruce Carlson, N9MDE ~ Click here to view our Club Presentation Schedule PDF.
  KI8AF ~ Always get the latest issue of the Standing Wave - Club Newsletter in the archive.
  IRLP and Echolink information page ~ This page allows visitors to view the status of the Internet connection link.  In addition, this page allows visitors to view the location of the repeater and visually see who the system is connected to.  Click here to view status.
 

HARA Live Audio Stream...
Listen to the local Ham Radio Repeater System...
Streaming Repeater Audio from KE8IL.
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Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association:
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.

History:
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.
 
Check these club photo links!
Club History Photos (1)
Club History Photos (3)
Club History Photos (5)
The Old and The New
Club History Photos (2)
Club History Photos (4)
Name That U.P. Ham


 
Past Activities (Archive):
Special Events
Project Nights
QRP Corner
Fox Hunting
Swap and Shop
Field Day 2001
Field Day 2005
Sled Dog Races 2002
Sled Dog Races 2003
Granite Island Expedition
Noquemanon Marathon - 2009
Swap and Shop 2009

Organization:
HARA OFFICERS FOR 2014
Pres: Fred Mouser KD8JIP
VP: Bruce Carlson N9MDE
Sec: Mike Beltz KD8JIR
Treas: Lucille Scotti KD8PTE
 
Board Members
Ralph Watters N8HXG
Lane Dawson WD8PAJ
EC Rich Schwenke N8GBA
 
STANDING WAVE
Editor: Greg KI8AF
Distribution: Greg KI8AF
Publishing: Lane WD8PAJ



Standing Wave - Club Newsletter Archive
 


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.
 

Join HARA
HARA Constitution and Bylaws
Community Service

American Radio Relay League:
For Amateur Radio News and Features...
ARRLQST-QEX-NCJ

 
ARRL Incoming QSL Service   -   ARRL Outgoing QSL Service
ARRL Michigan   ARRL Michigan ~ Serving amateur radio operators throughout Michigan.

Repeaters and Comm Nets:
Call-sign, Rptr Xmit/Rx Freq - Tone - Location

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 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

Useful and Educational WEB Sites:
1.    FCC - Amateur Radio Section.
2.    Antenna Reference Material - Build a real antenna.
3.    Baluns - What they do and how they do it.
4.    LCWO.net - Learn Morse code (CW) online for free!
5.    Echolink - Introducing EchoLink
6.    E-Ham Dot Net - Articles, Forums, News, Reviews, etc
7.    AD5X - Useful Accessories and Ideas
8.    VOACAP Online
9.    Earth
10.  QRZ - This is a must have site.


 
Amateur Radio License Exams (V.E. Testing):
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.

Operating Activities:
Current Activities (2014):
January
January 2 - Club meeting
January 24th and 26th - Noquemanon Ski Race
      http://www.noquemanon.com/
 

 
February
February 1 - Swap'n'Shop
February 6 - Club meeting
February 13th through 17th - UP200/MNR
      http://up200.org/
 

 
March
March 6 - Club meeting
March 8 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
 

 
April
April 3 - Club meeting
 

 
May
May 1 - Club meeting
 

 
June
June 5 - Club meeting
June 14 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
 

 
July
July 3 - Club meeting
 

 
August
Aug 7 - Club meeting
 

 
September
September 4 - Club meeting
September 13 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
 

 
October
October 2 - Club meeting
 

 
November
November 6 - Club meeting 

 
December
December 4 - Club meeting/Christmas Party
December 13 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
 

Association, Club Sites and WX/News Links:
Alger Amateur Radio Association
Copper Country - CCRAA
Delta County ARS - DCARS
Keweenaw County Repeater Association
M&M Amateur Radio Club
Marquette Repeater Association
MICH-A-CON ARC Dickinson County
Ontonagon County Amateur Radio Association
 

 
     

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AJ8MH E-mail...HamInfoBarWelcome to the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association WEB site.  WEB site material is always needed.  If you have amateur related photos, feel free to e-mail them.  The same goes for articles.  Write about your favorite aspect of this great hobby (DX, QRP, Homebrew Projects, Traffic Handling and Nets, etc.) or a milestone you've finally managed to reach.  Just make sure it's Ham Radio related, and it will get published.  Remember, pictures and articles go to AJ8MH.  73 and thanks in advance!  Joe ( AJ8MH ~ ex: WJ5MH ) - AJ8MH-Radio WEB Site
 

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