Come out to the February meeting !
London Amateur Radio Club February meeting
The meeting of the year that you don't want to miss.
The Meeting will start at 19:30 on February 6, 2020.
The speaker is Doug Elliot, VA3DAE and his topic is "High Altitude Balloons: chasing APRS ghosts."
Location of meetings is LARC Club station,
427 Wing, 2155B Crumlin Road North London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447)
Winter Field Day is coming!
It's that time of the year again, Winter Field Day is coming up fast.
Details on Winter Field Day can be viewed Here.
When: Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday. For 2020, the dates are January 25th and 26th. Station set-up may commence no earlier than 1900 UTC (2pm EST) on Friday before. Station setup may consume no more than 12 hours total.
Bands: All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters.
This year we will be operating inside for the most part, but there might be one hardy group of individuals who will be operating from inside a tent.
If you wish to be part of Winter Field Day, please contact:
Congratulations to these new graduates who have passed the exam taken on Saturday.
Doug Brereton, VE3KIO
Gregory Popelas,VA3CBN (H)
Jun Ignacio (H), VE3NUJ
Randy Greig,VE3YRG (H)
Scott Fortnum,VE3ISF (H)
The Canadian Amateur license database is having computer problems, and inconsistent or incorrect lookup results may occur.
See you on the waterfall!
A Great Time was had by all who attended the Potluck Meeting!
Everyone who attended the meeting had lots of good food, treats and laughs.
Congratulations to Ruth Dahl, VE3RBO for being presented with the "Ham of the Year" award.
Ruth being presented with the Ham of the Year award from Prez, Mike Cook.
And we were Honoured to have the LARC Orchestra play Christmas Choirs for those at the Potluck.
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.
RAC officials are attending XX General Assembly of IARU Region 2 in Lima, Peru, more details here
Viruses communicating with each other & listening to bacteria: here.
Communicate via bluetooth to your stomach: here.
Bumblebees wearing radio backpacks: here.
Canadians with new practical large scale battery: here.
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.
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