Welcome

Dues and Donations can be made using PayPal® on the Membership page.

Memberships are valid January 1st thru December 31st.

*******Ham radio stuff For Sale.********
Saturday May 22 at 12:30 pm.
At Gary Hansen’s K8YSZ.
1108 Bumbletown Rd.
On US 41 turn at the BP gas station in Allouez on to Bumbletown Rd. and take it to the end of the pavement at top of the hill.

The KCRA invites you to join us on the 315 for the “C net”. On Tuesday @ 9am, Thursday @ 2pm and Saturday @ noon. (Do to some things getting back to normal these nets may not be ran by a net control operator. If not please feel free to throw out your call.)

 

Detroit Free Press- Article on local Hams.

 

 

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.

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  14, 2021, 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 2:00pm and

Saturday’s at The Miners Cafe ( Laurium) at 11am.

(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.

Cams


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

What is “Ham Radio”

The Radio Amateur’s Code

The Radio Amateur isCONSIDERATE…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


 

Events

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend – ILLW        illw.net

Normally held on the 3rd full weekend in August

Next year: 00.01 UTC 21st August to 24.00 UTC 22nd August 2021 (48 hours)

The KCRA and CCRAA will be activating a number of local Lighthouses thanks to the effects of Matt, KB8VBL.

Eagle Harbor Lighthouses. US0017 Using K8L

Copper Harbor Lighthouses . US0233

Mendota Lighthouse.

Manitou Island Light Station.

If you would like to work any of these Lighthouses please contact Matt, KB8VBL matt-wright@att.net

CopperDog 150

The CopperDog 150 will be March 4-6, 2022.

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 Coordinator Bill LaBell at billlabell@copperdog150.com.

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