Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association

GLARA was formed in late 2016 to organize the fall Hamcon hamfest starting in 2017.  GLARA is a Michigan Not-For-Profit Corporation with IRS 501(C)(3) status.  GLARA members are ARRL affiliated amateur radio clubs in the ARRL Great Lakes Region (Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky).

While individual hams may not join GLARA, they can contribute to GLARA’s efforts to bring a significant hamfest to the norther part of the region.  Those interested in making a monetary donation may download the following form, fill it out, and mail it to the address included in the form:


Amateur radio operators looking to get more directly involved in GLARA and Hamcon can do so through their local ARRL affiliated ham radio club.

The first Hamcon will be held at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) October 7 – 8, 2017, and GLARA expects to use this venue every year indefiniely.  MIS is located at 12626 US-12, Brooklyn, MI 49230.