The Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club appreciates all the support that the amateur
community has given us over the year as members and in general the donations
we have received. Now that the club has entered the digital information
technology world, we have created a donation page on our website. This makes
things easier if you live afar from the club and wish to donate. We appreciate all
the members paying their dues and others that have donated to the upgrades we
have done to the repeater and equipment. By no means is there any obligation to
donate to the club. This page was created by Rusty VE3WVA as our webmaster
that if someone wished to donate it would be easy to do so. Again, we appreciate
all the support amateurs have given us throughout the years. We look froward for
you to participate in any club activities and look froward to hearing you on the air.
Manitoulin amateur Radio Club Inc.
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.