From the Upper Peninsula of Michigan along the southern shore of Lake Superior ~ Station  K 8 L O D

HARA Christmas Party
Date: December 3, 2015
Time: Doors open at 5:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Trintiy Lutheran Church, 414 East Ridge Street, Ishpeming, MI
(turn at the Holiday gas station in Ishpeming and then left on Ridge)
Once again it is time to plan for our annual Christmas Party/Potluck dinner. The church hall has been reserved for us. There will be plenty of prizes including two ht radios!.
The first HT will go to one of our licensed paid-up members and the second HT radio will go to one of our younger members. This member must also be a licensed amateur radio operator and must be in grades K through 12.
Please contact me now and let me know that you will be attending and also how many family members will be joining you. Also please advise as to what dish you will be bringing.
Remember to bring your table settings!
The church has a pantry to help feed the needy...non-persiable items only.
 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
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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.

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

Lou Gembolis - KG8NK - President
Jack Nelson - N8JRN - Vice President
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

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.

HARA Constitution and Bylaws
Community Service

American Radio Relay League:
For Amateur Radio News and Features...

ARRL Incoming QSL Service   -   ARRL Outgoing QSL Service
ARRL MichiganARRL 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 - 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 - 100W - 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 - 7:00 P.M.
3.921 MHz Upper Peninsula Net ( )
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. - 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 (2015):
January 8 - Club meeting
January 23rd through 25th - Noquemanon Ski Race

February 5 - Club meeting
February 7 - Swap'n'Shop
February 12th through 16th - UP200/MNR

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

April 2 - Club meeting

May 7 - Club meeting

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

July 2 - Club meeting

Aug 6 - Club meeting

September 3 - Club meeting
September 12 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.

October 1 - Club meeting

November 5 - Club meeting 

December 3 - Club meeting/Christmas Party
December 12 - License exams... See testing and contact information above.

Association, Club Sites and WX/News Links:
Alger Amateur Radio Club
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






Call-sign lookup  provided by QRZ.COM         ( Click here for DX Atlas by QRZ.COM )

AJ8MH E-mail...Welcome 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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