Shelley Mt repeater Building roof Replacement Appeal for Aug 17-22 2023


The North Island Amateur Radio Society is calling on the amateur radio community and any other interested individuals to help sustain the Northern part of the Vancouver Island Trunk System. NIARS doesn’t raise lots of money from dues but when there is a small capital expenditure required, we need to turn to the amateur community.


The roof of the Shelley Mt. repeater in Port McNeil is wearing out and in need of replacement. The plan is for the roof to be replaced with a new metal one.  The building roof is only 8’x8′ in size.

We plan to make this a fun and enjoyable 3 or 4 day summer camp out work party to get this job complete. Bring your family and join us for the camp out!


We are now planning out this work party and camp out. Anyone is welcome to help, and if you have skills in the building trades your experience is certainly needed. If you would like to be involved, please drop us a note – ( ).

Even if you can’t hammer or haul you can help with a contribution. Donated materials are also much appreciated!


To make this easy here’s a link to a donations page for this appeal. CLICK HERE TO DONATE >> There you can make payments electronically via Pay Pal, E-Transfer or by using your credit card. Please add a note as to what the donation is for.

You can also send contributions with cash or cheque to the address below.

North Island Amateur Radio Society
c/o Ron Boney
2245 Neptune Way Comox
V9M 4E8

And we would like to acknowledge your generosity:

• All donors will be acknowledged on our website.

If you have any questions please email us at ( and we will get back to you with an answer.

All moneys raised are intended for this project but if we have any surplus then those monies will be used as needed at other north island ITS sites. To see a map of the ITS click here:

Thank you from the NIARS Executive