Be sure to check our Classified Ads page.
Thank you to everyone who helped with this year’s 2023 open-house and cleanup.
Next year’s 2024 IRA Hamfest will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 8 am – noon.
The official flyer is available HERE.
Hope to see you there.
Please turn off your Roger Beep when using the IRA repeater system.
Thank you to all of you who continue to donate to support the link system.
If you use the link repeater system, please consider donating to help cover expenses. In addition to our operating expenses, we had to relocate our Big Rapids site. Using the Pay Pal link below, you can make a tax deductible single or monthly donation that helps to ensure the future the the IRA repeater system.
5/9/22: Sister Lakes TX output is low
See the link status page for information on all sites.
The KC8KGZ repeater in Flint is now connected to the W8IRA link system.
Echolink on W8IRA system – search for W8IRA-R
W8IRA Allstar node is 472440
Guidelines for internet connections to the W8IRA link repeater system
The IRA welcomes stations connecting to our system using Echolink W8IRA-R (node 974494) or Allstar, node 472440.
Permanent network connections must be approved by the IRA board in advance.
Individual or hub connections are allowed, including during IRA nets.
External connections are not allowed to run non-IRA nets while connected to the IRA system.
Connections that cause interference to the IRA system will be disconnected.
Michigan’s June 2023 amended Distracted Driving Law is located HERE.
The Amateur Radio exception portion reads as follows:
(12) As used in this section:
(a) “Hold” means to physically support with any part of the hands, arms,
(b) “Mobile electronic device” means an electronic device that is not
permanently installed in a motor vehicle, including, but not limited to,
a device capable of text messaging, voice communication, entertainment,
navigation, accessing the internet, or producing email. Mobile
electronic device does not include either of the following:
(i) A radio designed for the Citizens Band Service or the Amateur
Radio Service of the Federal Communications Commission or a commercial
2-way radio communications device or equipment permanently installed in
a motor vehicle.
(ii) A medical device that is designed to be worn, including, but
not limited to, an insulin pump