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
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 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
KBØP, 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
KBØP, 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 - 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. 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
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.