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

Jordan Smith, KC8RSW our youngest at 7 yrs old (2001)

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 2001 event.


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