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Al Boyd, VE3AJB
President, MARC Inc.
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Greetings Fellow Hams;

As most of you know by now the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club has suffered a great loss in one of members becoming a silent key last night.

Roger Lloyd VA3REL has passed on to the big ham shack in the sky and our thoughts and prayers are with his family now. As President I want to thank Jim VE3LJM for sending out the announcement as I was away this morning at an appointment. Also, Martin VA3MFC for supplying more detailed information on Rogers passing. As most of you know Roger was a wonderful man that would help anyone at a drop of the hat and participated in most every club function that we had. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I plan to do a memorial net this Sunday morning December 3rd at 10:00am on VE3RMI. If you have any stories or anything else you wish to share I urge you to check in.

I just got off the phone with Rogers mother Alva and the following information is provided.

Roger will be resting at the Simpson’s Funeral home in Gore Bay and visitation is on Sunday 03 Dec 2017 from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral will take place on Monday 04th December 2017 at 1:00pm at the Simpsons Funeral Home Chapel with burial at the Kagawong Cemetery to follow. The club will be sending flowers on behalf of all members.

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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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DMR
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 P-25...it 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. http://www.irlp.net
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IRLP
VE3RQQ is IRLP Node # 2860; more information can be found at the top of the page, under Repeaters and VE3RQQ
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