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Memberships are valid January 1st thru December 31st.


Amateur Radio “Field Day 2024”

Members of the COPPER COUNTRY RADIO AMATEUR ASSOCIATION and the KEWEENAW COUNTY REPEATER ASSOCIATION would like to say thank you to The Houghton County Historical Society for allowing us to hold the 2024 ARRL Field Day event at your site.
It was a great success. We had lot of people show up.

And Thank You to all who showed up and many of you that helped to make it a success.


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!


FCC Application Fee Instructions

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend! K8L  Click here for info.

If you would like to make a Presentation after a CCRAA meeting. Please email details to kd8jam@charter.net. And I will post them to the Calendar.

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

The 146.88 repeater has been temporally moved to the club house  until a new site can be found.


We would like to give a Big Thank You to UPPCO for a $250.00 donation.

UPPCO Donation letter

Swap Grand Prize Winner!

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.



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)

Meetings [NEW DAY]


The CCRAA will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.

@ the Franklin Township Hall On Quincy Hill,49850 Hwy. US 41. Hancock, MI.

@Club House at the end of Tower, just behind the Calumet Michigan State police post.

Meetings are open to all interested in Amateur Radio.

Upper Peninsula Skywarn with lots of maps, APRS weather reports, and the latest forecast for your home town!

powered by Ambient Weather


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

Thank You

The CCRAA would like to thank Michigan Technological University for hosting the Hancock repeater for many years. {This tower has been taken down}

We would also like to thank Houghton County for hosting the Donken repeater.


Amateur Radio “Field Day 2024”

WHO/WHAT: Members of the COPPER COUNTRY RADIO AMATEUR ASSOCIATION and the KEWEENAW COUNTY REPEATER ASSOCIATION will be participating in the national amateur radio Field Day exercise, June 22-23. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of amateur radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

WHEN: From 2pm Saturday, June 22, to 2pm Sunday, June 23.

WHERE: Houghton County Historical Society

53102 Hwy M-26 Lake Linden, MI 49945

For more information about Field Day or amateur radio, visit kcra-mi,net or ccraa.net or arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.



Saturday October 5, 2024

KBIC Senior Center  (Ojibwa Senior Citizens Center)

208 Main Ave. Baraga, Mi

9 AM – 1 PM  (set up: 8 AM)

Admission: $5, Tables $10 – Plenty of tables available, no need to pre-order tables (trunk sales of larger items – OK)

Under 18 (and students) free admission

Snacks, coffee, and soft drinks available

Addition information:  contact Jeff W9GY  jeffw9gy@pasty.net
Bill KD8JAM kd8jam@charter.net

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend – ILLW        illw.net

Normally held on the 3rd full weekend in August

This Years dates: 0001 UTC 17 AUGUST 2024 TO 2400 UTC 18 AUGUST 2024 (48 hours)

The purpose of this event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration, and at the same time to promote amateur radio and to foster international goodwill as well as remembering the dedication of those who served as lighthouse keepers.

What we do:

1) Operate amateur radio transceivers from multiple area lighthouses and attempt to contact as many amateur stations including other lighthouses/lightships both nationally and internationally as possible.

2) Serve as ambassadors of amateur radio to any who may visit the lights from which we operate.


This year K8L we will be operating from:

1) Eagle Harbor Lighthouse  US0017   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Harbor_Light