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

Memberships are valid January 1st thru December 31st.

Technician HAM Classes:   Thanks to Don W8PSP for teaching the classes! In the 2022 session we had 25 new Hams and in 2023 there was 10. For a total of 35!

A group of club members upgraded the 147.315 repeater to a Yaesu DR-2X with a external power amplifier.
The new repeater will not announce the time and does not have a courtesy tone.
It will ID:K8MDH/R in CW.

Also the 443.150 repeater has been taken off the air.

Autopatch has also been disabled.

Simon KE8TXD with Todd VanDyke, Houghton Broadcasting

Don W8PSP and Simon KE8TXD did an interview for “Copper Country Today”

Aired on January 22, 2023

Copper Country Today Archives – Keweenaw Report

New Copper Country Ham Directory 2022

FCC Application Fee Instructions

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(SK) for his many years of service to the KCRA and as the Keweenaw County EC.

Nets and Meetings

The Keweenaw County ARES Net is on Fridays at 9pm Followed by A Skywarn Net on 147.315+ MHz PL 100.0 Hz

The Houghton County ARES Net will be on Wednesdays at 8:00PM.
On the 88 repeater (146.880 MHz- with a PL of 100.0 Hz)

The Ontonagon County ARES Net will be on Wednesdays about 8:30PM-8:45PM.
On the 67 repeater (146.670 MHz- with a PL of 100.0 Hz)

Next Meeting Date: April 5, 2023, 7pm

The CCRAA and The KCRA (This will be a joint meeting) will meet the first Wednesday of April, 7pm, @ the Franklin Township Hall On Quincy Hill,49850 Hwy. US 41. Hancock, MI.

Meetings are open to all interested in Amateur Radio.

Meet and Greets

Most weeks a group meets on,

Tuesdays at Candie’s Corner Cafe (Hubbell) at 9:00am,

Thursday’s at Burger King (Calumet) at 2:00pm and

Saturday’s at The Hut (Kearsarge) , The Miners Café (Laurium) or The Loading Zone (Lake Linden) at 11:30am.

(Most summer Saturday lunches will be at The Hut due to the size of the group)

(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.

What is “Ham Radio”

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



International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend!

This year 00.01UTC 20th August to 24.00UTC 21st August 2022 (48 hours)

This year K8L we will be operating from:

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse US0017

CopperDog 150

The CopperDog 150 will be March 3-5, 2023.

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.