As most of you are aware, the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club has no income except for the annual dues our members pay.
Based on that alone, we are operating in a deficit...
We are introducing this new DONATE button in hopes of bolstering our income so can continue to provide our members and the North Shore community at large with reliable communications day to day, and in the event of a major disaster.
Your continued support is GREATLY appreciated!
73 from VE3WVA and the Club Executive!
Please use this button for DONATIONS to the club ONLY; Not for paying membership dues.
With heavy heart and great sadness, I bring the news of a passing of a
long-time member of the MARC, the passing of Dr. David Filmer W9DF from West
Lafayette Indiana on Sunday evening 23 May 21. Dave was a very close friend,
mentor, and father to me in my amateur radio life and contributed to the
knowledge of all aspects of life to all members of the club. My prayers and
love go out to Christa Keck his wife and life companion when she called and
gave me the sad news last night. I won't go on at this point but will later
because I could write pages of the accomplishments of Dave and how he made
the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club better through his guidance and knowledge.
We would not have the digital technology in our club had it have not been
I plan to hold a memorial net on Sunday 30 May 21 at 10:00 AM which will be
recorded for Christa. If you have memories or stories you would like to
share, I encourage you to check and share them with us all. Once Christa is
feeling up to it, I have asked her to return to Zoom with us and the D-Star
nets that both she and Dave have been a big part of it. I have added the
link to Dave's obituary below.
Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club Inc.
27 Red Mill Road, P.O. Box 208,
Little Current, Ontario
This simple batch file will update your hosts file for you. It will add the new FREESTAR* callsign server info for you.
The .zip file can be downloaded from here.
Unzip the file anywhere; RIGHT CLICK on the dstarhost.bat file and pick run as administrator.
Any trouble, contact VE3WVA at gmail.com
Since this pandemic has started, we have been holding Zoom meetings every Saturday at 10:00 in lieu of our breakfast meetings.
It is VERY informational, with many different topics discussed.
If you wish to participate, make sure Al has your email address and he will add you to the list.
Invitations are sent Friday nights or Saturday mornings.
Contact Al at
It can speed things up if you visit https://zoom.us/ to download & install Zoom.