LARC December Meeting 

Come out to our meeting in December for our Annual Pot Luck.

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 December 7th, 2017 at 7:00pm.

Note the time is 1/2 hour earlier than a regular meeting 

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Membership Reminder

All regular LARC memberships for the 2016 / 2017 year expire on

October 31, 2017

Membership is $30 for single, $35 for family 

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The new vertical at the club station is up and running. First contact in digital mode was Spain. First contact in SSB was Sask VE5RAC, great reception and we got a 59 report. Thanks to everyone who came out to help put this project together. We now have an antenna we can use for the winter. Stay tuned for details on the Tower and Beam Antenna that is going up in the spring. We received approval this week for the Tower by the AIrport Authority.

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Information on a new repeater from Doug Elliot:

The UHF repeater that we used so successfully for the St. Thomas Search and Rescue exercise was provide by Mike Kosch, VE3MMX in Sheddon. It was using a shared frequency pair (442.925) while being tested, but is changing to 443.750. Mike has also put up a VHF repeater that is also on a high tower, and is expected to have similar wide coverage.

Mike invites hams to make use of these facilities.

You can put the VE3MMX repeater frequencies on the LARC site for sure. The UHF repeater is currently on a shared pair for testing. The frequency we are likely changing to is 443.750. The VHF is permanently on 147.225 with no tone at this time. If we put tones on, it will be the standard  114.8 regional tone. The VHF antenna was recently repaired and upgraded at the mounting bracket. It is now at 105 ft top mounted on the tower. The UHF antenna is at 120ft and the VHF slightly lower at 105 ft. The antennas are both omnidirectional and should offer good coverage 360 degrees around. UHF repeater is a GE master III and the VHF is a Motorola MTR 2000. 

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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:

http://play.fallows.ca/wp/series/arduino-ham-radio-starter-kit/

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

73 John Fallows VE6EY Calgary, Alberta

 

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

 

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Upcoming Events

November 16  LARC Exec meeting

December 7  Christmas Pot Luck Meeting

 

 

 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.

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 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Morning Coffee, Hams are welcome to our Tuesday morning get together at Cherryhill Village Mall, 301 Oxford St W, London.

You will usually find us in the food court after 9:00 am.

 

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