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Al Boyd, VE3AJB
President, MARC Inc.

Greetings Fellow Amateurs and Friends;

On behalf of the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club Inc. (MARC) executive I want to extend a big thank you to all of you for the support and great turn out we had for our 30th Anniversary Picnic in Little Current. The turn out was amazing far beyond what I expected, and the food was truly amazing with the variety and quantity available. A special thanks to Lorraine & Jim McLean for organizing the event and making it come together without looking like it was an effort. To all the others (too many to mention because I know I would forget someone) thank you for pitching in and assisting in all your capacities this is what makes the event such a huge success. To those that traveled a distance to join us thanks so much. To our sister clubs Elliot Lake, Sudbury and Algoma thanks for all your support also. I am proud to report that we had 101 in attendance without counting the children that were there. Just let they said there is no ham activity in the north.

After 30 years in operation it says a lot to have an organization remain like the MARC, the key to its success is it members and friends that participate without you there would be nothing. To those that paid their dues and made donations and bought the door prize tickets we did very well so thank you from the bottom of my heart this support help the club to function. I hope you will continue to join us in future events. The amateur community is a great group of people lets support one another like this example and enjoy, remember the hobby is to have fun.

73 to all and thanks again.


Allan Boyd



Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club Inc.

27 Red Mill Road, P.O. Box 208,

Little Current, Ontario


(705)-368-2779 (Home)

(705)-869-8284 (Cell)

The OPP 'Golden Helmets' precision motorcycle team will be performing in Little Current on Wednesday August 1, 2018 and the Manitoulin ARES group has agreed to assist with this event. We will require volunteers to support the community by providing traffic and crowd control throughout the afternoon of this event. If you can help us, please contact me at the email  address provided on the graphic.

Tired of hearing the digital "noise" on RMI when it's in the C4FM mode? The repeater DOES transmit a CTCSS tone of 156.7hz while in FM mode, allowing you to set your tone squelch on your NON C4FM radio...when it is properly set, you will see the signal strength meter go over, but you will hear no digital squawk...

Not sure how to set tone squelch on your radio? Contact Rusty or Al... I am sure we can walk you thru it!

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D-Star on the island
The Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club is home to several D-Star repeaters...More information can be found by checking out the menu at the top of the page under the heading Repeaters, then VE3RXR...
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Wikipedia says...
D-STAR (Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio) is a digital voice and data protocol specification for amateur radio. The system was developed in the late 1990s by the Japan Amateur Radio League and uses minimum-shift keying in its packet-based standard. There are other digital modes that have been adapted for use by amateurs, but D-STAR was the first that was designed specifically for amateur radio.
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Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) is an international digital radio standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and first ratified in 2005. More than a decade ago, vendors and users of radio systems recognized that the existing analog trunking standards required updates with modern techniques to provide: Improved voice quality Improved functionality such as Location information) Improved security (i.e. Authentication and Encryption) Improved channel efficiency (2 slot TDMA)
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DMR on Manitoulin
Right now, the 440 D-Star machine has been disconnected and replaced by a Tait repeater that passes D-STAR, DMR, Analog FM and has no controller (no tail) on 442.050 + split...for more info, see VE3RXR under Repeaters at the top of the page.
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Asterisk on the Island
Asterisk is an Open Source PBX & Telephony Platform. It’s often labeled as the future of telephony. What does that mean for Amateur radio? It uses VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) to connect repeater sites using the internet...
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More Asterisk info
The Island is home to several Asterisk machines... VE3RII in Manitowaning is node # 28505 and VE3RQQ Simplex (146.550 w/ 156.7HZ tone) is node # 2359
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IRLP on Manitoulin
Internet Radio Linking Project - The aim of this project is to reliably and inexpensively link amateur radio systems without the use of RF links, leased lines, or satellites.
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VE3RQQ is IRLP Node # 2860; more information can be found at the top of the page, under Repeaters and VE3RQQ
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