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The IRA Hamfest at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds is scheduled for June 5, 2021.

See the link status page for information on all sites.

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There will be a one-time informational net on the IRA Link System regarding fully-remote amateur radio license testing on Sunday, January 10 at 6 PM local time.

Justin Wolters (N8FCC), will be our net control.  Justin also is the person heading up this entire endeavor.

The purpose of the net is to inform and educate those who are interested in fully-remote amateur radio exams and the typical process one goes through when taking a fully-remote exam, from finding a session to signing the forms.

An accompanying live stream will be taking place on YouTube which will provide means for those not yet licensed or unable to join the net via the IRA link system to both listen along and join the conversation. The stream will also have a presentation to go along with the spoken presentation on the net, so all are encouraged to view the stream. The YouTube stream can be found at:

The net will consist of 2 parts. Part 1 will involve an overview presentation on the process of taking a fully-remote exam.  Part 2 will consist of a question-and-answer (Q and A) segment, in which  Justin and several experienced VEs will be available to answer questions from net participants.

Please join us for this very important event, and help spread the word to anyone else who you think might be interested.

NETS on the IRA Link System

 IRA Michigan Noon Time Roundup Net: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00 noon

Michigan VHF Traffic Net: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 PM

IRA After Work/Dinner Net: Tuesday and Saturday at 6:00 PM

 Insomniac Net: Friday morning at 3:00 AM.

Tuesday at 12:00 noon Amateur Radio News Line

Thursday at 12:00 noon ARRL News

Parrot mode will be enabled for 5 minutes following Amateur Radio News Line and ARRL news on the IRA repeater system. This will allow users to check your signal and audio level.

Internet Links

Echolink on W8IRA system – search for W8IRA-R

The W8IRA Linked Repeater System Facebook page

The W8IRA Linked Repeater System live audio

The W8IRA Linked Repeater System email list server

W8IRA Allstar node is 472440