London Amateur Radio Club

Club Meeting

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019


Brad Smith will discuss the ease of use for Micro-controllers in Amateur Radio.


The meeting starts at 19:30 

Location of meetings is LARC Club station, 427 (London) Wing

2155 Crumlin Road North London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447) 


Lost and Found: 

Dave Roper, VE3DHR,  loaned an ARRL antenna book to a member about three years ago and doesn't remember who it was. This is a general call out to members if you remember borrowing the book from Dave. Email the webmaster and we will put you in contact with Dave.


The Club Station participated in the

CQ WW SSB Contest on October 27 - 28, 2018

210 stations were contacted, over the two days

Thanks to all who participated and made use of the beam antenna in its inaugural contest event.

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The countries contacted were

Alaska, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba,

Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Bulgaria,

Canada, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Cayman Is., Chile, Colombia,

Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao,

Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, European

Russia, Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, France,

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Hawaii, Hungary,

Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Madeira Is., Mexico, Montserrat, Morocco,

Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico,

Saba & St. Eustatius, Senegal, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Switzerland,

Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, US Virgin Is., USA and Venezuela


LARC Memberships for 2018-2019 can now be obtained or renewed. 

Details and the form can be found via the Membership link. 



The Club Station has a beam and a tower! 

Details and pictures can be found here





Treat your LARC Membership Card to a fancy new LARC 1920-2020

Centennial Celebration Lanyard.

You have probably seen some of the members wearing them.

They include a high quality locking clip and breakaway safety catch.

You can have as many as you want for only $6.00 each.

Get them from Membership Chair Norm Campbell.



 CW practice will be held on Wednesdays at 21:00 EDT at 28.505 Mhz.


  Information on the Basic Amateur Radio Course for 2018 is here.

And if you wish to register for the course, please go here.



Interesting Articles 

Article with Ham radio implications here.

Piecework at the nano assembly line article is here.

Dance of auroras: First direct observation of electron frolic, here.

Rotating dusty gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole, here.

Physicists create new form of light, here.

System draws power from daily temperature swings, here.

Graphene on toast, anyone? -Scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard, here.

Can a cockroach teach a robot how to scurry across rugged terrain? -Bug research paves the way for search-and-rescue and exploration tasks, here.

Lithium metal solid state batteries, here.

Single-atom transistor, the world's smallest, here.

Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy, here.

Battery made of paper and fueled by bacteria, here.

Wireless communication breaks through water-air barrier, here.

Upcoming Events

All upcoming events can be viewed here.

 Club Meetings:

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.

Club Station Tours:

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.

It would be suggested that you email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance to make us aware of your interest in the tour.

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 need an examiner to provide a test for your license, a list can be found 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.”




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.


The club's logging software and a contributor to our HAMFEST door prizes offerings is N3FJP.








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Amateur Radio Newsline - "Your independent source of Amateur Radio news for today's radio amateur." - "ham radio on the net'"

ARRL - "The national association for Amateur Radio - News and Features." -  A site to lookup Hams as well as information.

DX Daily -  Site dedicated to the art/science of DX chasing