Northwest Michigan Amateur Radio Club (NMARC)

8ballThe Northwest Michigan Amateur Radio Club (NMARC) is a Ham Radio club based in Grand Traverse County Michigan USA. (Around Traverse City) The goal of the club is, first and foremost, to be a place for like-minded radio amateurs to interact and enjoy good fellowship. Rather then a stuffy business meeting, we choose to meet in a restaurant back room over food and drink.

The NMARC has as it goals to keep the politics out of the club and limit ourselves to the FUN parts of ham radio. Another goal is to promote ham radio to new Amateur Radio Operators and those who would like to become hams. You can contact Mike, K8LMJ ( for more information on classes and VE test sessions in the Northwest Michigan Area.

Technology is a wonderful thing and because of this, we want to make the NMARC a place where new technology in communications is supported, discussed and utilized as much a possible.

Newcomers to the hobby are welcomed and will be mentored by the more experienced members of the group.

Watch this page for new information as we develop it.

73 de The Northwest Michigan ARC


The NMARC does not currently own any repeaters. Rather then own, we have a memo of understanding with some independent repeater owners in the area for any club activities that might require a repeater.

At this time, we have MOU’s for the following repeaters in Northwest Lower Michgian

145.27 – W8TVC/R in Traverse City Michigan ***114.8hz PL and echolink node #56464***
444.725 – WI0OK/R in Empire Michigan ***114.8hz PL tone Cross linked with 145.27 full time***

Other Northwest Michigan Area Repeaters

147.04 W8BNZ/R In Benzonia 114.8hz tone ***Can be linked to 145.27 via a remote base at the Empire repeater site***
444.20 W8BNZ/R in Beulah 114.8hz tone
145.36 WI0OK__C DStar repeater in Traverse City – DStar Gateway linked to REF24C most of the time

** Other groups and individuals have repeaters on the air around the area. Consult your repeater directory for info on those systems.

Club Members

Primary Members
Dave Dell, W8TVC
Betty Dell, KC8PCQ
John Martin, KF8KK
Al Snyder, KB8FJB
Keith Farley, WA8ZWJ
Mike Dell, K8LMJ

There are several associate members in the area. Too many to list here.

For more info, email