Second Meeting for the Year

LARC Centennial, An Antenna Meeting and other features.

October 1st is the next Zoom meeting for LARC members and course students. 

This months general meeting will focus on antennas. We have 4 antennas being presented with Videos and live presentations. There will be a number of other items presented and the Open Mike session that allows you to ask questions, bring up topics and make suggestions.

The antenna meeting is always an exciting event, you won't want to miss this.

 

First Meeting for the Year

LARC Centennial, A Zoom Meeting and other features.

The first meeting of the new year for LARC members. It was different as it was a virtual meeting and run on the ZOOM platform. Over 40 members attended and Mike Cook, VE3ZMC looked after the organizing duties of the meeting.

      • There were reports from all working groups; ARES, Repeater committee, Builders group, Club Station, Remote Station Project, Portable Battery Project, Basic Ham course and Field day roundup.
      • Centennial Corners, an on-going video interview of hams from the past, in this episode Mitch Powell, VE3OT
      • Presenation on the advantages of an air cannon in putting wire antennas up.
      • Archieve pictures from the clubs history. An effort to identify some of the people in the photos was made.
      • Open Mike, where club members could show a project, ask a question and generally discuss.

If you were unable to attend the meeting you can see the recorded event and interviews Here. Also posted on this page is the article written by Mike Cook and published in the RAC magazine TCA on the History of the club.

Don't miss out on the next meeting, October 1st, 2020 at 7:00 PM, The meeting highlight is our annual antenna special event.

 

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2020-2021 Year for LARC is Coming

What's ahead for the year for LARC members.

 

The 2020-2021 year will be another exciting time for LARC members. Here is a brief list of things to keep members busy in the new year

  • Kit building group has started back up, held at the club station every Wednesday evening.
  • CW course being held starting August 27th.
  • Centennial Corner, A look back at the clubs history  with interviews from people of the past.
  • Basic Ham course, allowing any licensed member of LARC to audit the course for no charge ( sit in on the Zoom Session)
  • Special callsign for the month of September to celebrate our 100th anniversary, VE3LON100.
  • Monday night Net to keep you up-to-date on club happenings.
  • October special meeting dedicated to antennas. 
  • Special projects, such as the remote station and LIPO battery projects.
  • A place to meet on Saturdays, though limited at this time at the club station.
  • Soon to be announced a committee dedicated to contesting.

 

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membership

 

It is time to renew your membership and support LARC. Through these difficult times of the Covid-19 Pandemic, your club executive continues to provide an active club venue to it's members. To continue to provide these services to the membership, we need your support and to renew your membership. To renew your member ship place go to the membership page and follow the instructions.

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 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.

  

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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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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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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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