Dues and Donations can be made using PayPal® on the Membership page.
Memberships are valid January 1st thru December 31st.
Technician HAM Classes: Date will be January 28, February 4 and 11 with testing on the 11th. All class dates will run 9:00am to 12:00pm. If interested in attending please send D. Lafreniere W8PSP/ VA3DJL an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Don W8PSP and Simon KE8TXD did an interview for “Copper Country Today”
Aired on January 22, 2023
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: March 1, 2023, 7pm
The CCRAA and The KCRA (This will be a joint meeting) will meet the first Wednesday of March (1st), 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
(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.
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
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