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2019 Chassell Ham Swap Meet sponsored by the CCRAA, BCRA and KCRA grand prize raffle winner. John Kemppainen N8BFL (right) receives his prize a Yaesu FTM-400XDR/DE from CCRAA treasurer Randy McClellan KE8DCK.


Hi! We wish you a hearty Yooper welcome and thanks for visiting our neck of the woods.

Located in Michigan’s northernmost county, the KCRA was originally established in 1983 to provide amateur radio service in rugged and rural Keweenaw County and nearby coastal waters. Today, the K8MDH repeater reaches from Thunder Bay, ON to the Lake Superior shore in Alger and Marquette Counties.

New KCRA Officers

2019 Chassell Hamfest Poster


A Big Thank You !

To Gary Hansen, K8YSZ for his many years of service to the KCRA

and as the Keweenaw County EC.

Do to health reason Gary has move out of the area  we wish him well.

Nets and Meetings

Fridays 9pm ET
ARES Net Followed by A Skywarn Net on 147.315+ MHz PL 100.0 Hz

Next Meeting Date:
July 10, 2019, 7pm
Next Club Meeting at KD8JAM’s home
59897 Apple St, Allouez. (Calumet Township if using GPS)

Meetings are open to all interested in Amateur Radio.

Meet and Greets

Most weeks a group meets on,

Tuesdays at Candy’s (Hubbell) at 9:00am,

Thursday’s at Burger King (Calumet) at 1:30pm and

Saturday’s at The Hut (Kearsarge) or The Miners Cafe (Laurium) at noon.

(Give a call on the 315 to see if anyone is going)

Please join us.

Thank You

The KCRA would like to thank Keweenaw County for hosting our repeaters

at Mount Horace Greeley. (Calumet Air Force Station)

We would also like to thank Pasty.net for supplying us with power and a

phone line.


This cam is located at the home of Jeff W9GY and over looks the North Entry of the Portage Canal.

The Radio Amateur’s Code

The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE…He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL…He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE…He/[She] keeps his/[her] station up to date. It is well-built and efficient. His/[Her] operating practice is above reproach.

FRIENDLY…He/[She] operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED…Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC…His/[Her] station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

– adapted from the original Amateur’s Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928

ARRL Affiliated Club


Michigan QSO contest

Keweenaw County will be on the air again this year!

Saturday, April 20, 2019. The contest period runs from 1200 EDST to 2400 EDST (16Z Saturday until 04Z Sunday UTC)

Bill KD8JAM will host this year starting at 11am. All are welcome to join in.

The KCRA will used the W8K Special Event Call Sign for the Michigan QSO contest.
Thanks to Bill KD8JAM for hosting this event. Click Here for 2015 Pictures.

Click here for the contest WEB site.

2019 CopperDog 150

The CopperDog 150 will be March 1-3,2019.

If you are interested in volunteering, would like to sign up for your favorite location, or you have a question or suggestion please contact Communications Director Bill LaBell at billlabell@copperdog150.com.

We will be operating special event station K9C on popular HF bands,  See QRZ.com for QSL details.

2019 Great Bear Chase

The Great Bear Chase will be Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Link:Great Bear Chase If you are interested in volunteering please contact Christopher Van Arsdale-KD8RAV at cdvanars@mtu.edu.