Winter Field Day is coming!

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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 2018, the dates are January 27th and 28th.

Once again this year we will be operating on Winter Field Day (WFD).  We will be operating at the club station and a few hearty soles may operate in tents, depending on the weather. Details about the event can be found here.

Flyer for the event is here

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Ham Club of the Week

An interesting Amateur Radio club somewhere across the globe will be linked here each week.

This week (Jan. 22, 2018)  is The South African Radio League.

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LARC February Meeting 

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 February 1st, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Speaker: Tom Pillon, VE3HOR - An explanation and demonstration of FT-8

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Group activities within the club.

CW Course

The first meeting of the CW group has occurred. Stay tuned  as a Wiki is being created with information and resources to help with learning CW.  Resources for the CW course are listed here.

Kit Building Sessions

The first meeting of the Kit Builders group has occurred. Lots of great ideas and discussion. A Wiki page has been set up to bring resources together in one location. You can see what the group is up to by looking here. The site will be updated often as the project get underway and reach completion.

 

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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.

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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.

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

CALL SIGN

Adrian

Starzynski

VE3VYD

Stefan

Starzynski

VE3SPW

Alex

Gajevskis

VE3TXG

Dan

Brow

VA3SNB

Dave

Devries

VA3WDV

Jeff

Garrett

VE3VPH

Jon

Kissi

VA3JKI

Kevin

Smith

VE3SMI

Marie

Johnson

VA3HLM

Phil

Harris

VA3MTE

Shane

Flaglor

VA3FLG

Phil

Clarke

 VA3TLX

 


Upcoming Events

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.

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

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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