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Memberships are valid January 1st thru December 31st.


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.
You may hear a burst of digital noise occasionally from the repeater this can be stopped by setting the CTCSS to T-SQL with a tone of 100hHz on your radio.

Also the 443.150 repeater has been taken off the air.

Autopatch had also been disabled.


New Copper Country Ham Directory 2022


FCC Application Fee Instructions


 

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

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

Next Meeting Date: October 12, 2022, 7pm

Club Meeting are at the home of KD8JAM and KE8TXB
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 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.

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 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


 

Events

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.