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
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
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
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)
List of Early U.P. Hams from 1930
The Old and The New
Name That U.P. Ham
HARA OFFICERS FOR 2017
Lou Gembolis - KG8NK - President
Richard Schwenke - N8GBA - Vice President
Michael Beltz - KD8JIR - Secretary
Lucille Scotti - KD8PTE - Treasurer
Lou Gembolis - KG8NK
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
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
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
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
147.27 MHz Repeater Sunday Night Net - 19:00 local
3.921 MHz Upper Peninsula Net ( www.michupnet.com ) - 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 ( 2018 ):
A few members of HARA meet every Friday for lunch between 10:30 and 1:00 at NMU's Marketplace. When the Marketplace is closed, we'll try the
Wildcat Den on campus. When NMU is completely closed, we'll meet at the Big Boy restaurant (Hwy 41 and
Washington) between 11:00 and 1:00. You're welcome to join.
January 4 - Club meeting
January 26 through 28 - Noquemanon Ski Race http://www.noquemanon.com/
February 1 - Club meeting
February 3 - Swap'n'Shop - 9AM to 2PM - Negaunee Township Hall, midway between Negaunee and Marquette.
From the intersection of US-41 and M-35, go south on M-35 approximately 1 mile. Click for MAP. Talk-in: 147.27+, 100
Hz. Ham items, raffle prizes, door prizes, and food! Table rental: Contact John Veiht at (906)
458-1708 or email email@example.com.
February 15 through 19 - UP200/MNR http://up200.org/
March 1 - Club meeting
March 10 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
April 5 - Club meeting
May 3 - Club meeting
June 7 - Club meeting
June 9 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
July 5 - Club meeting
Aug 2 - Club meeting
September 6 - Club meeting
September 8 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
October 4 - Club meeting
November 1 - Club meeting
December 6 - Club meeting/Christmas Party
December 8 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
Useful and Educational WEB Sites:
Amateur Radio Section.
2. Antenna Reference Material
Build a real antenna.
What they do and how they do it.
Learn Morse code (CW) online for free!
6. E-Ham Dot Net
Articles, Forums, News, Reviews, etc
Useful Accessories and Ideas
10. QRZ - This is a must have site.
11. A Ham's Guide
To RFI, Ferrites, Baluns and Audio
Interfacing ~ A Must Read!!!