The LARC Raspberry PI User Group

If you are interested in attending the Raspberry Pi "get together" Zoom meetings please e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No experience is necessary! 

We are expanding the discussions to  kit building and other ham radio projects.

These Zoom meetings are restricted to LARC Members only,

so why not join the Club?

The bi-weekly Zoom meetings will be set for

the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7:30 pm. 

The next meeting is on September 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. EDT

Once you are registered, you will receive a notification and information on how to access Zoom and attend the meeting.


Some useful links: is the main source for all things Pi. If it's happening, it's here.

Some vendors that were mentioned in the last meeting:

  • is a supermarket for electronics and they carry Pis and accessories of all stripes. There is also a Canadian disributor of AdaFruit products that is found on the Web. We'll have to see if any of the group have used them.
  • iis a Candian distributor out of B.C..
  • is a British company that sells all things Pi.
  • is another Canadian disributor.

Note: LARC does not endorse any vendor. Do your research and shop responsibly.


 Our second session discussed some additional items to attach to your Pi to enhance it's capabilities, particularly in Ham Radio.

USB External Stereo Sound Adapter

Audio Video Capture Cards


Our third session, on March 11, 2021 was focused on Ham radio applications.

We looked at some of the applications that are part of the HamPi distribution.

The information on the HamPI distribution (DISTRO) can be found here.

The link to this particilar distribution (DISTRO) can be found here.

Additional, there is a for HamPi for which you can subscribe at this link.


April 8: Randy (VE3YRG) gave a description of setting up a wondows or linux PC to display a Raspberry Pi screen.


The new RPi imager lets you set parameters at the time of creating the Pi image. It's helpful when setting up the screen sharing.

Here is the link to download latest Raspberry Pi Imager,

Here is the link to download RealVNC Client

Set the following parmaters in the config file:

ssh xxThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where xx is the default account and yy is then name of the Pi,
sudo raspi-config
# 2 Display Options
D1 Resolution
# 3 Interface Options
Enable VNC


April 22nd: Tonight's meeting focused on CDRLog - contact logging app  (included as part of the HAMPI App group)

Some useful links to get you started: - All thinggs CQRLog -Installation - Features and setup - Features and setup