2018 Field Day is hours away!
2018 ARRL Field Day is June 23-24
Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio. More information on this ARRL contest is availalbe here.
Click the Field Day menu button above for specific details of LARC's Field Day setup.
There is a Pot Luck Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Bring a favourite dish to share, and an appetite!
CW practice will be held on Wednesdays at 21:00 EDT at 28.505 Mhz.
At the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 an election was held to select the seven new LARC Board members.
Those elected are:
Jim Morris VA3AHQ, Doug Elliott VA3DAE, Dave McCarter VE3GSO
Tom Pillon VE3HOR, Sam Gilbert VE3KOM, Norm Campbell VA3XCN and
Mike Cook VE3ZMC
The elected LARC members at the Annual General Meeting has decided that the following persons are to hold
these positions in the Executive and Board
Dave McCarter VE3GSO - President
Mike Cook VE3ZMC - Vice President
Mike Watts VE3ACW - Past President
Jim Morris VA3AHQ - Secretary
Tom Pillon VE3HOR - Treasurer
Norm Campbell VE3XCN - Director (Membership)
Doug Elliott VA3DAE - Director
Sam Gilbert VE3KOM - Director
New Hams on the air
On Saturday April 7th afternoon Mike Watts, VE3ACW, introduced two newly minted hams, Philip, VA3PGJ, (left) and his son Tristan,VA3TGJ, (right) to the joys of SSB on 20m at the LARC club station VE3LON. They both passed the Basic Exam with Honours just minutes before. Shortly after this photo was taken dad and son changed places so both had plenty of microphone time. Look for them on the local repeaters and perhaps soon on HF.
Congratulations to the both of you, we all look forward to hearing you on the air!
CW is alive and well in the London area.
A great accomplishment: CW course completed at LARC. Special thanks goes to Mitch Powell, VE3OT, for encouraging club members to attempt the improbable.. getting their CW endorsements. Dave McCarter VE3GSO presenting Mitch with a certificate of appreciation. Photo of all course particpants.
Article with Ham radio implications here.
Piecework at the nano assembly line article is here.
Dance of auroras: First direct observation of electron frolic, here.
Rotating dusty gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole, here.
Physicists create new form of light, here.
System draws power from daily temperature swings, here.
Graphene on toast, anyone? -Scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard, here.
Can a cockroach teach a robot how to scurry across rugged terrain? -Bug research paves the way for search-and-rescue and exploration tasks, here.
June 23-24, 2018 Field Day.
September through June, LARC meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month ( note this is a change from previous years, which were held on the Second Thursday of the month). Location of meetings is LARC Club station, 427 Wing, 2155B Crumlin Road North London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447) There are a variety of guest speakers, and you will have a chance to meet other hams to discuss your interests in amateur radio. All hams, SWL’s and interested individuals are welcome.
The LARC Club station is located at, 427 Wing, 2155B Crumlin Road North London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447)
If an individual or group wish to have a tour of the club station, they can drop by any Saturday between 10am and 12:00 noon. Generally on Fridays members come to the club station around 11:00 and stay until 2:00. The 427 Wing has a lunch special every Friday at a nominal charge of $10.00.
Notes from our meetings
Presentations from our meetings will be posted here
How to become an Amateur Radio Operator( Ham), for more detail go here.
Do you need an examiner to provide a test for your license, a list can be found here.
Do you have a project you want funding for that will benefit the club!
See the guidelines for LARC Projects here and submit to the president, for executive review.
Distracted Driving Legislation for Ontario
A suggestion is that you print out the legislation and have it available in your vehicle.
The attached document makes it easy for hams to print and put it in their glove compartment, along with a copy of their ham license.
Documentation of the legislation is here.
On December 15, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced that the current two-way radio exemption for “Amateur Radio operators and specified commercial, public transit, and public function drivers will be extended for a further three-years, effective January 1, 2018 until January 1, 2021.”
Hams and Eggs Breakfast update
The location for the HAMs and Eggs Saturday breakfast is
Mary's Place Restaurant, 1494 Dundas St., London Ontario N5W 3B9.
The club's logging software and a contributor to our HAMFEST door prizes offerings is N3FJP.
Amateur Radio Newsline - "Your independent source of Amateur Radio news for today's radio amateur."
eHam.net - "ham radio on the net'"
ARRL - "The national association for Amateur Radio - News and Features."
QRZ.com - A site to lookup Hams as well as information.
DX Daily - Site dedicated to the art/science of DX chasing