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

  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 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


Lou - KG8NK - President
Greg - KI8AF - VP
Mike - KD8JIR - Treasurer
Lee - KD8BJC - Secretary
Board Members
Fred - KD8JIP
Steve - KE8HEP
Dave - KD8DRF
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 Constitution and 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 )

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 / 144.810 - 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.
    Information and instructions:
K8LOD, 443.450 / 448.450 - 100 Hz PL - Marquette
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.
IRLP and Echolink information page visit
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 28.400 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 Greg, KI8AF, at 225-1594.

Operating Activities ( 2020 ):

A few members of HARA meet every Friday for lunch between 10:30 and 1:00 at NMU's Northern Lights.  It's located between The Woods and Spalding Hall on the NMU 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 2 - Club meeting
January 24 through 26 - Noquemanon Ski Race
February 1 - 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 protected]
February 6 - Club meeting
February 14 through 16 - 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 Picnic - Location to be announced at a later date.
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
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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