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

  The Standing Wave - Current and Past Club Newsletters

Special Notes for HARA members:
1) The Club has approved a revision of the Bylaws.  Members, please go to the Bylaws WEB page ( here ) and review the final revision.
2) A document has been added with a brief listing of duties and responsibilities for planning club events.  Please review the document ( here )

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)
List of Early U.P. Hams from 1930
The Old and The New
Name That U.P. Ham

  Our WEBSITE Archive - Past Activities


HARA Club Officers
President: Tom Perry, KE8TPT
Vice-President: Brad Mattson, KE8TPS
Treasurer: Mike Beltz, KD8JIR
Secretary: Scott Machalk, WU8H
Board Members
Lou Gembolis, KG8NK
Dave Thomas, KD8DRF
Jim Belles, N8NAV
To submit articles for the Standing Wave club newsletter, contact Jim Belles, N8NAV at:
( n8nav1 at charter dot net ).
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 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
Link to Map of Upper Peninsula Repeaters: ( Click here )
PDF of all local area comm systems: ( Click here )

Call-sign, Rptr Xmit/Rx Freq - Tone - Location
K8LOD, 147.27 / .87 - 100 Hz PL - Marquette
    Welcome to AllStarLink
    AllStar Help and Support
    AllStarLink (node number 48579)
    Echolink (node number 420942 or K8LOD-R)
    AllStar and Echolink information can be reviewed at:
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 / 144.810 - 100 Hz PL - Wetmore
KE8IL, 444.800 / 449.800 - Marquette
KB0P, 442.200/447.200 (CC1), DMR Digital Voice, TS2= U.P.TG (31268), TS1= open - Marquette.
Look for Information and instructions at:
K8LOD, 443.450 / 448.450 - 100 Hz PL - Marquette - Central Linked System HUB for Marquette, Alger, and Luce County
K8LOD-3, 144.390 - 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 28.396 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, [email protected] or Greg, KI8AF at [email protected].

Please arrive one-half hour early for test sessions to give time to process applications.  Testing applicants should bring the following items with them: two pieces of I.D. (one being a photo I.D.), their original license and one clear copy of that license if applicable, completed form 605 (one will be provided if you don't have one), pencils, calculator and the test fee of $15.00.  Please have the correct fee as examiners do not carry change.  You must have an FRN (see Important Information below), and provide a valid email address. Please contact the individual(s) listed to confirm date(s), location(s), etc.


Applying for a new Amateur Radio license?  Recent changes by the Federal Communication Commission now require an applicant to obtain an FRN (FCC Registration Number) before sitting for your exam.
Register in CORES (COmission REgistration System) and receive your FRN (FCC Registration Number) before sitting for your exam to ensure your new license is processed quickly and easily through the FCC's ULS (Universal Licensing System).  To conduct business with the FCC, you must register through FCC CORES and be assigned an FRN.  This number will be used to uniquely identify you in all transactions with the FCC.
View the FCC web page New Users guide to ULS for step by step instructions on the registration process or the Commission Registration System Video Tutorials page for videos that help guide CORES users through a variety of situations.

Operating Activities ( 2024 )

January 4th - Monthly club meeting.
January 26th-27th Noquemanon Ski Marathon
February 1st - Monthly club meeting.
February 15th-19th (Canceled) U.P. 200/MNR Sled Dog Races (Jack Pine on 17th)
March 7th - Monthly club meeting.
March 9th - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
April 4th - Monthly club meeting.
May 2nd - Monthly club meeting.
June 6th - Monthly club meeting.
June 8th - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
July 4th - Monthly club meeting.

August 1st - Monthly club meeting and HARA ANNUAL the Sands Township Hall.
September 5th - Monthly club meeting.
September 14th - License exams... See testing and contact information above.
October 3rd - Monthly club meeting.
November 7th - Monthly club meeting.
December 5th - Christmas Dinner/Party
December 14th - License exams... See testing and contact information above.

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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