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Hello Fellow Amateurs;

It gives me great sadness to report that the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club has lost another great member of our club today. Brenda Playter VA3TKH passed away today Monday 23 July 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. As President of the club I know I speak on behalf of all of you that our thoughts and prayers are with Bob Playter VE3TKH her husband and their whole family during this very sad and tragic time. Bob and Brenda have been long time members of the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club attending and supporting many functions over the years until Brenda’s health precluded her from attending these functions. Brenda will be sadly missed within the club and all that knew her.

There are no details at this time as to if any services will be held as soon as we know anything we will advise. However, this coming Sunday 29 July 2018 on the VE3RMI Repeater at 10:00 am I will hold a memorial net in honour of Brenda I urge you all to check in with any comments, stories, or memories you wish to share of Brenda.

I want to thank Mike Maciuk VE3UKI and Jim McLean VE3LJM for advising of the first notifications and getting the word out.

Details to follow.



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)

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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