The next LARC Executive Meeting will be held on
Thursday April 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Secrets of Radar Museum
Any LARC member is invited to attend
LARC Hamfest 2017
The 2017 London Amateur Radio Club HamFest is moving to a new location at:
4939 Hamilton Road, Dorchester ON.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Wijnand Groen, VA3XIT
GROEN, Wijnand - November 4, 1924 - April 24, 2017 It is with great sadness we announce that our beloved father, Wijnand passed away peacefully at Faith Manor in Brampton, Ontario. Born in Geldermalsen, The Netherlands, he married Cornelia van der Spek in 1955 and in 1957 immigrated to Canada. He first lived in Montreal and later in Ontario; Toronto, London and finally Brampton. Wijnand was happily married for 39 years until his beloved Corrie, passed away in 1994. They were blessed with 6 children : Annelies (Stewart Adams), Joanna (Peter Gifford), Ruth (Alistair Jackson), Wayne (Julie Forestell), Monica (Roger Friesen) and Justin (Shannon Craig). He will be sadly missed by his 12 grandchildren: Josiah, Paula, Stephanie, Alexander, Daniel, Andrew Jackson, Anna, Madison, Adelynn, Calvin, Ginger, Nigel, and 7 great grandchildren. He is fondly remembered by many other family members and friends. A memorial will be held at 2pm Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Heritage Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, in Holland Christian Homes, 7390 McLaughlin Road, south, in Brampton ON. There will be a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Home Bible League (https://bibleleague.ca/).
Bob Harvey Chapman, VE3FEC
Chapman 'Bob' Passed away peacefully at Clinton Public Hospital on April 20th, 2017 in his 82nd year. Loving husband to Frances for 60 years. Adoring father to Kevin and Karen. Proud grandfather to Hunter. Survived by many family members. Bob loved to play on his HAM radio and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years. Friends and family will be received at St. Andrews United Church on Wednesday, April 26th, from 11-1 p.m. for visitation with Funeral Service to follow. Interment in Bayfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Andrews United Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com
Notice: LARC Elections
The election of the Board of Directors shall take place at the Annual Meeting of LARC. The Directors shall be elected by a simple majority vote of the members present and or signed proxies. The newly elected Directors shall take office once the election has been completed and the new directors declared elected.
There shall be an Annual Meeting of the Corporation which shall be held in May of each year in conjunction with the General Meeting for that month.
For the purposes of this By-Law, a quorum shall be deemed to be 25 members in good standing.
To be eligible to stand for election to the Board of Directors one must be a member in good standing for at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting at which members of the Board of Directors will be elected.
A Nominating Committee shall be struck by the President at least 90 days prior to the Annual Meeting and it shall begin its activities immediately upon being appointed.
The Committee shall be composed of three members in good standing. The Past President shall be the Chairperson of the Committee.
The 2017 Nominating Committee Mike Watts VE3ACW, Brad Seward VE3NRJ.
The recommendations of the Nominating Committee shall be presented to the Board of Directors. The Board shall cause such report to be published in the LARC Bulletin that will be sent to all members in good standing as notice of the Annual Meeting. Such report shall also outline the procedure pertaining to additional nominations.
Additional nominations may be made at the Annual Meeting. Nominees must be nominated and seconded. The nominee must accept and then placed on the ballot. All must be members in good standing for at least the last 30 days.
The day-to-day affairs of the Corporation shall be arranged by a Board of 9 Members composed of 7 elected Directors, 1 non-voting Representative appointed by the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Past President of the Corporation.
The Board of Directors shall hold its first meeting within 21 days of its election at which time the Directors shall elect, from their own number, the Officers of the Corporation.
To be on the nominating committee or to be candidate, please contact Mike Watts, VE3ACW for further details. For a review of the By-laws, please go to the By-law document.
The call for election nominees is now open. LARC members are encouraged to participate.
In the year 2016 at a Members Monthly meeting, the members were polled as to what they felt were the priorities of the LARC and what activities they wanted the club to engage. Since then, the Club and its members have been working to complete items on that list.
This link LARC Priorities, shows a PDF file illustrating the activities completed, which ones are currently being worked on and what is has yet to be accomplished. This list willl be re-visited at a Club meeting in the near future to once again set the priorities of LARC. Special thanks to Corbin VE3NIS for compiling and editting the list.
Celebrate Canada's 150 anniversary, with our special prefix.
More contests at the club station.
- Spring BBQ details to follow
Due to our pending move this June, we are delaying the BBQ until after the move is completed. We will use this occasion to celebrate our new Station location and share some good time with our new Hosts. Date TBA.
- ARRL Field Day June 24-25th, details here.
- Club Station Move, TBA
A number of exciting events have been held in the club recently, see below for details.
- Fox Hunt Event, details here.
- Joe O'Neil presented on the topic of Drones, details here.
- ARRL Sweepstakes Week-end, details here.
- November meeting, resources and details here.
- ARRL 10m contest, details here.
- Construction of Club Station antenna: Read the full story here.
- List of New Hams, Gradulates from the course.
September through June, LARC meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. 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.
Notes from our meetings
Presentations from our meetings will be posted here
Want to become part of this hobby!
How to become an Amateur Radio Operator( Ham), for more detail go 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
The legislation has been updated with a 5 year extension.
A suggestion is that you print out the legislation and have it available in your vehicle.
Canadian Ham-Radio Callsign Database: Search for the callsign information of Canadian Ham Radio operators (optimized for cell phones)
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.
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