From the Upper Peninsula of Michigan along the South 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 7:00 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

  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.

  Standing Wave - Club Newsletter Archive

  Our WEBSITE Archive - Past Activities

HARA Live Audio Stream...

Listen to the Marquette - Alger County Ham Radio Repeater System... Streaming Repeater Audio from KE8IL and Broadcastify.

Please read...  To support Microsoft and Apple operating systems, we now use the Broadcastify link to receive Live Streaming Audio.  Click on the large button below. Use the start/stop audio controls on the Broadcastify website, but remember there is a limited amount of traffic on the site, and there may be long periods of inactivity.
Make sure the timer in their audio control box is running.  If it isn't counting minutes and seconds, you need to click the start icon...just like on a CD player.  Happy listening.

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.


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


Lou Gembolis - KG8NK - President
Jack Nelson - N8JRN - Vice President
(Richard Schwenke filling in as VP while Jack is out.) Michael Beltz - KD8JIR - Secretary
Lucille Scotti - KD8PTE - Treasurer
Board Members
Lou Gembolis - KG8NK
Jack Nelson - N8JRN
Michael Beltz - KD8JIR
Lucille Scotti - KD8PTE
Greg Hanson - KI8AF
Lee Rowe - KD8BJC
Fred Mouser - KD8JIP
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
Community Service

American Radio Relay League:

For Amateur Radio News and Features...ARRL
ARRL Incoming QSL Service
ARRL Outgoing QSL Service
ARRL Michigan ~ Serving amateur radio operators throughout Michigan.


Repeaters and Comm Nets:

Call-sign, Rptr Xmit/Rx Freq - Tone - Location
K8LOD, 147.27 / .87 - 100 Hz PL - Marquette
    IRLP (node number 8461) and Echolink
    (node number 420942/K8LOD-R)
KC8BAN, 147.195 / .795 - 100 Hz PL - Grand Marais
KE8IL, 146.97 / .37 - Marquette (How To Echolink )
K8LOD, 146.91 / .31 - Ishpeming
KB0P, 146.82 / .22 - 100 Hz PL - Ely Township
N8RZZ, 146.64 / .04 - 100 Hz PL - Gwinn
KC8BAN, 145.410 / 144.81 - 100 Hz PL - Wetmore
KE8IL, 444.80 / 449.80 - Marquette
KB0P, 443.50 / 448.50 - 100 Hz PL - 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 - 19:00 local
3.921 MHz Upper Peninsula Net ( ) - 17:00 local daily plus noon on Sunday
Informal Friday night net on 10 meters at 19:00 local on 28.400 USB

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 (2017):

January 5 - Club meeting
January 28 through 29 - Noquemanon Ski Race
February 2 - Club meeting
February 4 - Swap'n'Shop
February 16 through 19 - UP200/MNR
March 2 - Club meeting
March 11 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
April 6 - Club meeting
April 22 - Hamfest 2017 - Sponsored by BCRA, CCRAA and KCRA groups - Chassel VFW Post 6507 - 9Am to 1PM - 42103 Wilson Memirial Drive - Chassell, MI - email
May 4 - Club meeting
June 1 - Club meeting
June 10 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
July 6 - Club meeting
Aug 3 - Club meeting
September 7 - Club meeting
September 9 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
October 5 - Club meeting
October 7-8 - Great Lakes Hamcon - MI International Speedway - Brooklyn, MI - Great lakes ARA
November 2 - Club meeting
December 7 - Club meeting/Christmas Party
December 9 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.

The 2017 HARA Swap and Shop is now history.  Here are a few pictures.

Joe (AJ8MH) and Pam (KD8KMN) at Hamcation - February 2017 in Orlando.  Fun time!

Association, Club Sites and WX/News Links:

Alger Amateur Radio Club
Copper Country - CCRAA
Keweenaw County Repeater Association
M&M Amateur Radio Club
Marquette Repeater Association
MICH-A-CON ARC Dickinson County
Ontonagon County Amateur Radio Association


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.
           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 Propagation
  9.    Earth
10.    QRZ - This is a must have site.
11.    A Ham's Guide
           To RFI, Ferrites, Baluns and Audio Interfacing ~ A Must Read!!!

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