LARS 2024 Yooper Hamfest

LARS 2024 Yooper Hamfest

Join the Luce Amateur Radio Services, Inc. (LARS) for an exciting weekend of ham radio activities at the 2024 Yooper Hamfest! This annual event is a must-attend for ham radio enthusiasts, featuring a cookout, vendors, and license testing.

Event Details:

  • Dates: June 7-8, 2024
  • Location: Luce-West Mackinac County Fairgrounds, 11555 N. County Road 399, Newberry, MI 49868
  • Sponsor: Luce Amateur Radio Services, Inc.
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequency: 146.61 MHz (negative offset, PL 114.8 Hz)


June 7, 2024 (Friday):

  • 6:00 PM: Cookout at the fairgrounds. Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chips, and pop provided by LARS. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Overnight Camping: Available at the fairgrounds with a donation to the Luce-West Mackinac County Fairgrounds.

June 8, 2024 (Saturday):

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: 2024 LARS Hamfest. Meet vendors, including Tower Electronics from Green Bay, WI, who will be selling a variety of ham radio equipment.

  • Food and Refreshments: Provided by the Luce-West Mackinac County Fair Board at their cook shack, conveniently located next to the hamfest building.

  • DXCC Card Checking: Duane, KA8O, a DXCC (and WAS) card checker, will be in attendance to assist with your QSL card needs.

  • 2:00 PM: License Testing Session for Technician, General, and Extra Class licenses at the Luce County Airport. The exam fee is $15.00. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, visit ARRL's guide on what to bring to an exam session.

Repeaters Maintained by LARS:

  • 146.61 MHz (negative offset, PL 114.8 Hz) – Newberry
  • 147.09 MHz (positive offset, no PL tone) – Pine Stump Junction
  • 147.195 MHz (positive offset, PL 100.0 Hz) – Grand Marais
  • 147.24 MHz (positive offset, PL 114.8 Hz) – Epoufette
  • 147.39 MHz (positive offset, PL 114.8 Hz) – Between Newberry and Engadine
  • 444.0375 MHz (positive offset) D-Star – Between Newberry and Engadine

The 146.61 MHz repeater is also connected to EchoLink via KC8QZG-R, node number 727165.

Contact Information:

Bring your family and friends for a weekend of fun, learning, and ham radio excitement. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your license, buy new equipment, or simply enjoy a cookout with fellow radio enthusiasts, the 2024 Yooper Hamfest has something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

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