Welcome to the MI RATS!

This is the home base for the Michigan Radio Amateurs Technological Society, WE8CHZ – An FCC registered club.

The club is primarily for Michigan residents, but is open to all who wish to participate. It has a general focus on the exploration of radio technologies, the use of technology in practical applications, and other offshoots of the radio hobby.

We’re an Internet-based club, meaning that there is no regional or geographical home location within Michigan. We meet primarily on Discord, but can also be seen on Facebook. News updates and projects will be seen there in addition to this site.

You’ll often find our members on the IRA Linked Repeater System (w8ira.org), W8BCI in Lansing (w8bci.org), and other area repeaters.

News From The Shack

Michigan QSO Party – Score

NOARC (North Ottawa County ARC) sponsored its members and the MI RATS at Kirk Park on Lake Michigan for 2024. The final score was 171,146, with 694 Qs and 166 Multipliers. Thanks to everyone that participated and worked us!

Michigan QSO Party 2024

The Michigan QSO Party is quickly approaching. Starting at 12:00 PM EDT on 4/20/2024 and running until 12:00AM EDT on 4/21, the rats will be in the race to win the event. We’ll be operating under the callsign W8CSO. The event is organized by the MI RATS and sponsored by NOARC (https://w8cso.org/).