2020 ARRL Field Day is June 27-28
Field Day 2020.....not your regular Field Day
With one month to go before 2020 ARRL Field Day, June 27 – 28, the ARRL Programs and Services Committee (PSC) has adopted two temporary rule waivers for the event:
1) For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.
Field Day rule 4.6 defines Class D stations as “Home stations,” including stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations ordinarily may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E, and F Field Day stations, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows Class D stations to count contacts with other Class D stations for QSO credit.
2) In addition, for 2020 only, an aggregate club score will be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions).
Ordinarily, club names are only published in the results for Class A and Class F entries, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single club name with their submitted results following Field Day.
This year Field Day will be different.. traditionally this has been the event of the summer for the club. This summer we will not be meeting at the club station nor having the pot luck which everyone enjoys. The ARRL has outlined how the event will operate, please refer to their website and the following reference here.
In case anyone has forgotten what Field Day of the past looked like, Dave Steels VE3UZ – VE3HVZ recently provided Mike Cook, VE3ZMC with a number of pictures from Field Day 1976. Recognize anyone or anything. Yes there are the famous A-frames, they were all the rage in the 70's.
LARC Meeting Notification
the Elmer Net is starting up again - 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.
And wash your hands!
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!
Want to become part of this great hobby!
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.
Antennas and More Antennas
The April LARC meeting was very well attended and there was significant interest in the antenna information presented.
There were requests for further information on these antennas. Here is a page of resources.
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.
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