2020 ARRL Field Day is June 27-28

What do these hams have in common?

 

ACW MGR

ZMC

 

 StanSue

VA3DAE

VE3IDT

OT

 

They had a great time participating in Field Day 2020 and they are members of LARC!

Stay tuned for the results. 

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 Once again LARC will be operating the special event for Fire Prevention Week

 

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Each year, operators get on the air for a week in October to make contacts under the callsign VE3FIRE and spread the word of Fire Prevention tips during Fire Prevention Week.

This year the Fire Prevention event will be from October 4-10th, 2020. If you wish to operate during this event please contact Jim Morris, VA3AHQ via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You may operate on SSB, CW or Digital. As well,  you may operate from your home shack or by special arrangement at the club station.

For further information on the event please go to the website for the event. Once again we look forward to operating the special event and spreading the word on fire prevention.

 

  

 

 

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 LARC Meeting Notification

The current COVID-19 emergency has resulted in the club station being closed.
This includes all normally scheduled activities: Thursday first of the month general meetings, Wednesday evening kit building, CW group sessions and Saturday morning 
activities.
 
We will be using the Zoom platform for virtual meetings. If you are unfamiliar with this application please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance. Also please refer to these support items on Zooms site: Zoom FAQ and Zoom Tutorial Videos.
 
Also note that there will be a weekly update meeting held on the Monday night VE3LON Net at 8 PM.

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!

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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!

  

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 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.

 

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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.

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Interesting Articles  

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.

 

 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

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.  

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.

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

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