The OLD and NEW
Throughout the long history of H.A.R.A., it's
members have and continue to offer their services whenever and wherever needed. In the 60's,
members donated their time to "Operation Lollipop" during the polio epidemic and were the mainstay
for communications during the early days of the March of Dimes Telethons. Area Hams also
operated WX nets for the National Weather Bureau and worked numerous parades.
The Good Old Days
More club history pictures
The Club of today is still just as acitve. Since
the inception of the annual U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race and the Red
Earth Loppett ski race, the Club has helped. The ski race event changed over the years and
evolved into the Noquemanon Ski Marathon, which is held
each January. In addition to working both events for the safety of the participants, we operate
a special event station in conjunction with
the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race each February. We also assist with the Ore To Shore Moutain Bike Epic. Entrants will compete in
either the 20 mile or 40 mile mountain bike race using much of the course that the Noquemanon Ski
Marathon is held on.
Noquomanon Ski Marathon I
National Ski Hall of Fame, 23K Start
The club also sponsors amateur radio license
testing sessions. Through the winter months time is set aside for Project Nite, while summer means one thing...Fox Hunts.
We also have a monthly Newsletter which keeps our
approximately 100 members abreast of the clubs activities and interests.
Field Day Antenna Raising
Seven year old Jordan Smith, KC8RSW, with his
father Eric, N8RRZ in the background operating from the W8L special event station located at the
Marquette lighthouse. Jordan was licensed in June 2001 and seen here operating in the August