Start off the new year with a new skill

CW Course

Requests for a CW course, to get the participant up to a workable

20wpm, have been answered. Mitch Powell, VE3OT and long time CW

instructor, will begin a CW course on Thursday, January 11th, 2018,

starting at 19:00 EST ( location to be announced).  Several

classroom sessions will be supported by nightly on air CW practice

sessions.  If you don't have an 80m CW receiver, see the announcement

below on kit building.  The Koch method of CW instruction may be

helpful to you and free software is available at


Kit Building Sessions

Want to learn how to put together a radio kit, but are concerned your

soldering or toroid winding skill could use some improvement?  Have a

kit you started years ago and want to finish someday? Need a simple CW

receiver for off air code practice?  These sessions, conducted by

knowledgeable hams every Saturday morning starting at 10:00 EST on

January 13th, 2018, and held at the LARC Club station, will help you

get over any hurdles, advise how to build and test any project you

decide to tackle.  You may wish to build somethng simple, or something

complex, pretty much anything!   Type "Radio Kit" into a Google search

and see how much choice is out there.  Our first session might just be

about making an intelligent choice!

Please RSVP your interest in attending these CW and/or Kit Building

sessions to Dave McCarter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


LARC January Meeting 

Come out to our meeting in January.

The meeting will be held at the 427 Wing, 2155B Crumlin Road North
London, Ontario (43.033766, -81.1589447). The meeting will be held on January 4th, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Speaker: Michael Walker, VA3MW - Flex Radio



At The LARC December Meeting 

At the December meeting of LARC a number of awards were handed out. Ham of the year award went to Jim Morris, VA3AHQ, Awards of recognition went to Tom Pillon, VE3HOR and Frank Birch VE3FBZ.. awards were presented by LARC president, Dave McCarter VE3GSO. A Special award of recognition went to John Pedersen VE3MGR. These awards were all for the contribution and time spent in setting up the new club station and the renovations at the 427 Wing.





New Hams in our region.

It is with great pride LARC annouces the successful candicates who obtained their basic license after taking the training course this year.










































A notice from John Fallows VE6EY

Earlier this year, I published a series of articles on my web site called the "Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit". The purpose of this information is to encourage more hams and their clubs to engage with the local maker community as a gateway to amateur radio.

These articles explain Arduino basics in a ham radio context. They contain many suggestions about how amateurs can use Arduinos, as well as how a ham club can engage other makers in hobby activities.

Please take a moment to review the Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit articles. If you find them to be useful, please consider passing these along to your members or contacts.

You can use these articles by linking them to your web site, Twitter feed, Facebook page or by e-mail.

The URL is:

Thanks for your consideration. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me.

73 John Fallows VE6EY Calgary, Alberta



Celebrate Canada's 150 anniversary, with our special prefix.


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Upcoming Events

EXE Meeting: December 21.

Contest: January 6-7. The RTTY roundup. details here.

Meeting: January 4, 2018, Speaker: Michael Walker, VA3MW - Flex Radio

EXE Meeting: January 18.

Contest: Winter Field Day, January 27/28 More information here.

Meeting: February 1, Speaker Tom Pillon, VE3HOR - FT8, the new Digital Mode.

Meeting: March 1, Speaker Mike Cook, topic of interest.

Contest: Ontario QSO Party April 21/22 More information here.



 Fun Facts for Hams



 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). 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.


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. 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.



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