LARC POTA Event October 15 


Al McRorie (VE3GAM) will be organizing a Parks on the Air Event

Date:     Oct 15, 2022 (rain date Oct 16th)
Time:     10 am (1400z) to 6 pm (2200z)
Location: rest area southwest of Wallacetown, on old Hwy #3 (42.59416, -81.52409)
Call Sign: VE3LON
Park Number: VE-5082 Trans-Canada Trail 
We will be running SSB, CW and FT8 stations.

Come out and join the fun! Contact Al McRorie for details.


In-Person Meetings are back to LARC! 

The Meeting was a great success.

Al McRorie (VE3GAM)- Introduction to Parks On the Air (POTA)

The meeting video will be posted in the near future


Silent Key: Don Laird, VA3DWB.

Don's Death Notice can be viewed here.


Hamfest 2022 was a great success! 



A special thanks to Ruth Dahl VE3RBO, for organizing another successful event.
If you did not get enough ham gear you can always try the Ancaster Hamfest
For more details, click this link :

Special Event Call Sign VE3FIRE




October 9 to 15, 2022

This year, Fire Prevention Week will run from 8:00 a.m. local time on Sunday October 9 to 8:00 p.m. local time on October 15. Monday October 10th is the Canadian Thanksgiving Day.

For those not familiar with the use of the special call VE3FIRE, this call is put on the air during Fire Prevention Week across North America. It is part of a program where we partner with ten US Stations with call signs N0F through N9F and two Wild Card stations KF2IRE and VE3FIRE. Please go to for more information on the printable certificate award program.

I am looking for operators to volunteer to use the VE3FIRE call during the week of October 9 to 15, Sunday to Saturday. I will need to know what bands/modes you would like to operate, what antennas you will have available, what logging program you will be using (N3FJP preferred) and when you can operate. You will need to convert your log for that week to an ADI file and submit it to Doug VE3IDT (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

I need your commitment prior to September 30th. Time slot preferences are on a first come, first served basis with a cut-off date of midnight on September 30th. If you apply after this date, you run the risk of obtaining any prime-time slots. I will not be bumping assigned slots to accommodate late comers.

Work with me and we will have a great event. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


David     VE3KGK,
Special Events Coordinator.



Events for LARC Members to Participate and Past Meetings

Special Group : PI and Kit Builders

Previous Meetings of LARC held on Zoom for 2021-2022 can be found here.

Past Meeting Videos for the club Centennial can be found here.



 Want to become part of this great hobby!

From the Saturday after Labour day to early December, excluding the Thanksgiving weekend, we present the Basic Ham license course.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

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.


Interesting Articles  

Get your club Lanyard by coming to any meeting and asking an executive, more details here.

Past Interesting Articles are here. 


 Club Meetings: Meetings are Back being held at the 427Wing.

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) 



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