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!


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 and The KCRA (This will be a joint meeting) will meet the first Wednesday 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 over looks 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.


International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend – ILLW        illw.net

Normally held on the 3rd full weekend in August

This year: 00.01 UTC 21st August to 24.00 UTC 22nd August 2021 (48 hours)

The KCRA and CCRAA will be activating a number of local Lighthouses thanks to the effects of Matt, KB8VBL.

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

2) Copper Harbor Lighthouse US0233  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Harbor_Light

3) Mendota (Bete Grise) Light US0261  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendota_(Bete_Grise)_Light

4) Ontonagon Light US0262  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontonagon_Light

5) Manitou Island Light Station US0260 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitou_Island_Light_Station


QSL INFO:  Please QSL via Matt KB8VBL