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Nets and Meetings

Fridays 9pm ET

ARES Net Followed by A Skywarn Net on 147.315+ MHz PL 100.0 Hz

09-April-2014, 7pm

Next Club Meeting at K8YSZ's home

1108 Bumbletown Rd. on Bumbletown Hill.

Welcome


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!


photo by Gary, K8YSZ


A BIG THANK YOU to George Thurner, W8FWG for 28 years of service to the KCRA. George was given a Certificate of Appreciation at the January 2012 meeting of the KCRA. George retired from the Secretary-Treasurer's position on Dec 31 2011.

Events



2014 CopperDog 150

The CopperDog 150 will be February 28 - March 2,2014.

We are looking for Radio Communications volunteers.
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.



Hamfest & Swap

Sponsor: CCRAA & KCRA
Date: April 26th, 2014
Time: 0900-1500hrs
Location: Chassell VFW Post 6507 42103 Wilson Menorial Dr., Chassell, MI
Talk-in Freq: 146.880 PL 100
Admission: $2 and Under 12 "FREE"
Door Prizes
Tables $10
Dealers/Vendors set-up 0800hrs
POC: Howard Klann (KD8ABP)
(906)337-0234
ccraaclub@gmail.com



Special Event Station

The Keweenaw County Historical Society's Life-Saving museum Grand Opening was July 20 2013. It was at the Eagle Harbor Marina We operated a Special Event station. Thanks to: Bill KD8JAM, Jeff W9GY, Howard KD8ABP, Gary K8YSZ and Stan WB8QJZ for all your help. Link:Keweenaw History





2013 Copperman Triathlon

The Copperman Triathlon will be Saturday, August 3,2013. Gary, K8YSZ was unable to fined enough volunteers. So this event will be handled by Copper Harbor fire. Link:Keweenaw Copperman





2013 UP Hamfest

August 3rd in Escanaba, Michigan Hosted by DCARS and Bay de Noc Community College. Link:U.P. Hamfest 2013!



2013 CopperDog 150

The CopperDog 150 was March 1, 2, 3,2013.

Thanks to the following people for their help.
Bill KD8JAM, Vance KC8RGO and Dick Powers KA8L for helping to run the two Net Control stations.
EJ KD8ELL, Andy KD8OWY, Corey KD8RQI and Kevin KD8OXB for riding along with race officials.
Conner KC9TEU for his help a the Calumet Start and riding his snowmobile from Houghton to his location on Brockway Mt. for 8:30am Sunday.
Paul KB8VEP for covering a location Friday night and the Calumet Finish Sunday.
Jack N8WAV, Dave KD8GBH, Glenn WA8QNF, Brandon KD8RQG,George W8FWG, Brian N0VVR and Rich KB8FCX for their help at the crossings.
Al KC8OCK for his help at Eagle River Finish.
Alan KD8PKW for his help at Eagle Harbor Finish.
Ann N8PJA (Safety-1) and Rob WB8ZPN (Safety-2) for their radio help.

The Copper Dog could not be the race it is today without your help.
Hope everyone had a good time.
Again a big Thank You to all.



2013 Great Bear Chase

The Great Bear Chase was Saturday, March 9,2013. Thank You to all who volunteered. Link:Great Bear Chase





Skywarn

Spring 2013 SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Schedule

Skywarn is an organization that closely interfaces with the National Weather Service to assist in severe weather preparedness. KCRA is very organized in local Skywarn activities.




Weather Advisories



Click on map for the latest weather.


Latest KCRA News



Get your own desktop UTC clock that is the size of your windows clock. It's neat and can be placed right next to the main clock on your screen!

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What's this that I heard about about our APRS network being used for text messaging? Well, for one, you don't have to pay $0.15/message to send one nationwide. Get into APRS now! It's a hybrid VHF packet radio and internet tactical communications system for weather reports, text messaging, and vehicle position reporting. The best thing is that there is an extensive network of digipeaters and internet gateways NATIONWIDE and especially in the Copper Country!



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photo by Gary, K8YSZ


A number of us took place in the "Copperman Triathlon" Held at Copper Harbor on Saturday, August 6, 2011, where a picture was taken. The people in this picture left to right are:
Nancy Banfield - KD8FPN
Josh Myles - KC8VEU
George Thurner, W8FWG
Bill La Bell - KD8JAM
Terry Johnson - W8FMR
David Sheffer, KD8CGA
Richard Powers - KA8L
Dennis Royce - K9GIR
Jeff Stricker - W9GY
Carroll Crist - K9JCO

Others who participated but now shown:
Gary Hansen- K8YSZ (the photographer)
Chris Musiel - KB9UCO
Richard Brooks - KB8FCX



Have You Been Licensed 25 Years?

The Quarter Century Wireless Association membership often appeals to amateurs who want to be identified with and associate with some of the best known, respected, proficient and dedicated amateurs in the world. The knowledge that so many well-known amateurs have joined together in this unique non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best interests of all amateurs, for now and posterity, appeals to many.

QCWA Chapter 219 meets on the air on the second Saturday of the month. The group meets at 3835 KHz +/- QRM at 2200Z (5P Eastern, 4P Central). It's a very informal group. We hope you have a few minutes to join us? (This is the newly formed U.P. of Michigan Chapter.) Secretary: John Anderson, WD8RTH Secretary QCWA Chapter 219



Education Corner


Ham Radio on the International Space Station


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