Annual Holiday Season Pot Luck Dinner
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A great time was had by all at the annual Pot Luck Dinner.
There was a great turn out for the event this year, even though we had bad weather warnings in effect.
A huge amount of food was consumed and not a person went home hungry.
Thanks goes to everyone for making it a sucess.
Mike Watts, VE3ACW being presented with Ham of The Year Award by President Dave McCarter, VE3GSO.
Congratulations Mike, a well deserved Honour.
John Pedersen, VE3MGR being presented with the Award of Special Recognition by President Dave McCarter, VE3GSO.
Thank you John for all you contribute to Amateur Radio and your mentoring to LARC Members within the region.
Congratulations Recent Ham Course Graduates!
The 2016 course is over and all those taking the exam passed with honours.
- Joanne Aulis - VA3JQR
- Alex Blais - VE3OZT
- Rob Brunet - VA3OCT
- Kelly Dupon - VA3KLD
- Moustafa Haddara - VA3MOU
- Kessley Jennings - VE3OKJ
- Ryan Johnson - VE3ASA
- Jim Perry - VE3ERY
- Sam Shillington - VA3SGS
- Melba Steel - VA3PLO
- Barry Storey - VE3DVV
- Gayle Switzer - VA3SWI
2016 ARRL November Sweepstakes
Members of the LARC participated in the ARRL November Sweepstakes during the weekend of the 18th at the club station located at the Secrets of Radar Museum. The band conditions were not good, but there was a still lot of activity, particularly on 40m. Focussing this year on obtaining a full sweep of all sections, the team fell short by about 17 sections. Not for without trying though. The only section not heard at all was from Hawaii.
Thanks to Jim Morris (VA3AHQ), Corbin Lippert (VE3NIS), Doug Elliott (VA3DAE) and Tom Pillon (VE3HOR) who were the operators and loggers during the event.
Selfie by Corbin with Jim at 0750 UTC Sunday.
LARC 2016 Amateur Radio Course - new page
A new page has been set-up that contains the additional course material presented in class that are not part of the guide.
The link called Course Resources is located within the INFORMATION menu at the right.
Become an Amateur Radio Operator: Course Information
Our preliminary schedule includes Saturday morning sessions, 9AM to 1 PM from Sept 10 to Nov 26 inclusive. We skip October 8 which is the Thanksgiving weekend, and the Nov 26 session is the test.
Like last year, the course will be held at the Secrets of Radar Museum, behind Parkwood Hospital (www.secretsofradar.com) and we'll have the usual collection of experienced instructors. We'll make extensive use of the club radio station at the museum so students will get some practical hands on experience.
Cost for the course is $100, which includes the official Studyguide. There's no need to learn Morse Code, and we will be able to do practice exams before the actual test to see how everyone's doing.
The course will have live demonstrations of radio equipment, guest speakers and the opportunties for students to make contacts world wide.
All we ask is that students come with an interest in learning and the excitement of a new hobby.
If any questions or to be put on the list for future notifications when the course will be held,
More contests at the club station.
- ARRL 10 Meter contest details here.
- Ontario QSO Party details here.
- Winter Field Day details here.
- CQ World Wide DX Contest details here.
- 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
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.
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.
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