Next Meeting for the LARC
The annual Mike Cook, VE3ZMC talk.
March 4th is the next Zoom meeting for LARC members.
Mike Cook, VE3ZMC will speak on another facinating topic that always entertains the group.
"Natural Radio: A brief overview of Radio Astronomy"
If you were unable to attend any of the meetings you can see the recorded event and interviews Here.
If you are interested in attending the Raspberry Pi "get together" Zoom meetings please e-mail to
Watch this page for information and topics that have been discussed in the group, as well as resource links etc.
TThe next meeting is on Thursday, Mar. 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm.
No experience necessary!
News On Vaccines
I know this isn't anything to do with Amateur radio, but it has everything to do wth community.
Here is an article from David Suzuki, explaining about Vaccines. It is worth the read
Congratulations to the New Hams
Once again this year we have had a number of successful candidates for their Amateur Radio License.
2020-2021 Year for LARC is Coming
What's ahead for the year for LARC members.
The 2020-2021 year will be another exciting time for LARC members. Here is a brief list of things to keep members busy in the new year
- Kit building group has started back up, held at the club station every Wednesday evening.
- CW course being held starting August 27th.
- Centennial Corner, A look back at the clubs history with interviews from people of the past.
- Basic Ham course, allowing any licensed member of LARC to audit the course for no charge ( sit in on the Zoom Session)
- Special callsign was used to celebrate our 100th anniversary, VE3LON100.
- Monday night Net to keep you up-to-date on club happenings.
- October special meeting dedicated to antennas.
- Raspberry Pi specail interest group Zoom meetings.
- Special projects, such as the remote station and LIPO battery projects.
- A place to meet on Saturdays, though limited at this time at the club station.
- A committee dedicated to contesting.
Want to become part of this great hobby!
From the Saturday after Labour day to early December, excluding the Thanksgiving weekend, we present the Basic Ham license course.
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.
Register now for the upcoming basic course here.
Resources on getting your ham license are available here.
LARC Meeting Notification
the Elmer Net is Tuesdays at 8 PM on the VE3OME repeater.
There's a social net Tuesday mornings at 10 on the GYQ repeater that's replacing the face to face meeting at Cherryhill mall.
Special Announcement and Request
LARC is celebrating its centennial this year and we want to have lots of photographs of past events and gatherings to illustrate our recent and more distant past. Please look back in your collections and let us have the files or borrow any prints you might have which show the people and places important in the club’s life. If you have electronic files we would appreciate your attaching them to an email which explains who is in the photo and where it was taken.
If you send prints we will scan them and get the original back to you. Please pencil the names and event on the back along with your name and call.
Thank you for helping LARC celebrate 100 years!
Get your club Lanyard by coming to any meeting and asking an executive, more details here.
Past Interesting Articles are here.
Upcoming Events and Calendar
The calendar for meetings and events can be viewed here.
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). The meetings start at 19:30. 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.
Grid Square information can be viewed here.
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
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.
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